April 2016

Day One of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit Kicks Off with Lavish Master Series Dinners at Caesars Palace

“It was an evening of celebration as the 10th annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit kicked off with four exceptional Master Series dinners at Caesars Palace.” Michael Politz, publisher of Food and Beverage Magazine.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa hosted a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience at his Ultimate Omakase dinner at Nobu Restaurant & Lounge. Omakase means, “from the heart,” in Japanese and that’s truly what last night’s experience was. The intimate 12 person, $1,000 per ticket meal was fully curated by Nobu himself as he hand cut and served each piece of sushi.

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2016 Vegas Uncork’d: $1,000 Nobu dinner, outdoor dining, Container Park

It’s an incredible kickoff for the 10th anniversary Vegas Uncork’d four-day food festival of superstar chefs, and it started at lunchtime today with the sabering of a magnum of Mionetto Prosecco.

Celebrated chef Daniel Boulud raise the sword at the forecourt of the Venetian with fellow chefs Emeril Lagasse, Guy Savoy, Francois Payard, Frank Pellegrino Jr., Kim Canteenwalla, Olivier Dubreuil and the Too Hot Tamales, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.

Editor in Chief Adam Rapoport and publisher Pamela Drucker Mann represented Bon Appetit magazine. Cathy Tull, our VP of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, also attended. Adam talked with me in March about this year’s rundown of spectacular events.

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February 2016

Ellie Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2016 National Magazines Awards for Print and Digital Media were announced tonight at the Ellie Awards Annual Dinner at the Grand Hyatt New York. The Atlantic was named Magazine of the Year for “advancing the national debate on issues of critical importance.”  Also honored was the former editor in chief of Better Homes and Gardens, Gayle Goodson Butler, to whom ASME presented the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame Award. The dinner was hosted by Tamron Hall, national correspondent for NBC News and day-side anchor for MSNBC.

Known as the Ellies, for the Alexander Calder stabile “Elephant” given to each winner, the National Magazine Awards are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia Journalism School and are administered by ASME. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the awards; the first award was presented to Look in 1966. The Ellie Awards Annual Dinner was held in conjunction with the American Magazine Media Conference, the premier event for industry leaders. The 2016 Ellie Awards were sponsored by Texture by Next Issue and Publishers Press. Annual dinner ticket sales provide support for the Osborn Elliott Scholarship at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Named in honor of the former Newsweek editor and Columbia dean, the scholarship is awarded to students who intend to pursue careers in magazine journalism.

More than 500 magazine editors and publishers attended the 2016 dinner. Sixty-seven media organizations were honored as finalists in 21 categories; 18 publications won awards. New York was the only publication to receive more than one award, winning Ellies for General Excellence, Magazine Section, Website and Multimedia. This was the 11th year in a row that New York was awarded at least one Ellie.

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February 2016

The American Society of Magazine Editors Crowns The Atlantic Magazine of the Year at Ellies

The magazine industry gathered Monday night for the 50th annual National Magazine Awards or “Ellies,” which were held at the Grand Hyatt in Midtown East in New York. Sixty-seven media organizations duked it out across 21 categories that ranged from Magazine of the Year, Best Feature Photography, Design and General Excellence in a slew of areas including Service and Lifestyle, Design and News, Sports and Entertainment.

The big prize — Magazine of the Year — went to The Atlantic, which was up against The Hollywood Reporter, National Geographic, New York and The New Yorker.

General Excellence for News, Sports and Entertainment went to New York, while lifestyle-centric publications Bon Appétit; Golf Digest; Harper’s Bazaar; Lucky Peach; Parents; Seventeen, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine vied for General Excellence in the Service and Lifestyle category, with Lucky Peach emerging victorious.

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January 2016

Michelle Obama to Attend American Media Conference

The Association of Magazine Media’s (MPA) annual American Media Conference just got a lot more interesting. First Lady Michelle Obama will be attending and participating in a panel discussion led by More editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour.

Mrs. Obama will be giving her take on “Media With Purpose,” a discussion on how media companies can raise awareness on critical societal issues.

The conference begins Feb. 1 at the Grand Hyatt in New York. Obama’s panel is Feb. 2.

December 2015

Review: Sting Masterful at New York City’s Carnegie Hall

On December 14, “An Evening with Sting: Symphonicities,” a gala benefit concert, was held at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, for a great turnout. It featured multi-Grammy-winning artist Sting.

As the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took the Carnegie Hall stage, Sting was greeted with a warm standing ovation from the New York audience. He was backed by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, which was under the musical direction of conductor Rob Mathes, who was also responsible for its musical arrangements.He began his set with “Englishman in New York,” where he had the crowd clapping along with him. “Thank you so much,” Sting said, prior to praising Carnegie Hall for being a “hallowed, sacred venue,” which is known for its “unique magic.”Speaking of magic, he immediately broke into his second song “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” which he dedicated to his manager, Kathryn Schenker, and thanked her for her gratitude and love. This was a bittersweet moment since the acclaimed musician noted that this was the last night that Schenker would be his manager after many years together.

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November 2015

Behind the Scenes at the Glamour Women of the Year After-Party

You might have heard about this little event we at Glamour threw last night—our 25th Women of the Year awards. It was so spectacular, so impressive, and so inspiring that a little after-dinner party wasn’t going to do. No, for the 25th, we had to go big, and thanks to our friends at L’Oreal Paris, we took over the iconic Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Plaza (home to Glamour’s first ever Women of the Year awards) to toast, eat, and dance the night away. Here’s your insider’s guide to it all!

Victoria Beckham huddled on a staircase inside the Rainbow Room to have a few quiet moments with son Brooklyn. It was there that she welcomed us to sit with her and talk about the “wonderful, wonderful evening.” Her husband, David, and family recorded a video message for her during her awards presentation, but she revealed at the party that she had no idea Brooklyn was going to come onstage and say a few words. “I didn’t know!” she marveled. “I’m so proud that he’s here with me, and not knowing that he was going to go up there and say what he did…well, it was just great, and I feel so honored and humbled. I’m thankful to Cindi [Leive] and everyone at Conde Nast.”

Beckham has long been a fan favorite of Glamour’s, of course: She’s been on the cover, guest-edited our September issue, and is now one of our Women of the Year. So what’s next? “I don’t know,” she laughed when asked if she’s available to transcribe and do other office tasks. “I’m still pinching myself!” So where will the respected fashion designer keep the award? “Definitely in my office. This award means the more than any award I’ve ever received.”

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November 2015

Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards is the kind of event that takes a village to put together. So marking their 25th year this year, WOTY, as it’s called by the Glamour people who toil away planning the event, naturally had to be bigger and brighter than in the past.

Held at Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday night, the event honored a slate of impactful women — Reese Witherspoon, the U.S. women’s soccer team, Misty Copeland, Victoria Beckham, Cecile Richards, the women of Charleston, S.C., tech entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes and Caitlyn Jenner.

The last two had elicited some eye rolls from critics concerned with the growing controversy over the accuracy of the technology behind Holmes’ company Theranos, and the validity of Jenner’s gender identity as a woman. What’s more, some in the media, perhaps jealously, spun a massive conspiracy theory that Jenner made a deal with Condé Nast to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair earlier this year in combination with winning a WOTY award from Glamour.

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