Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Twelfth Annual An Enduring Vision Honors Hillary Rodham Clinton with First Founder’s Award

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON RECEIVED FIRST EJAF FOUNDER’S AWARD

SANDRA LEE, HOWARD ROSE, AND RONALD O. PERELMAN HONORED

SIR ELTON JOHN RECEIVED HARVARD AIDS INITIATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD

EVENT RAISES $3.45 MILLION FOR THE FOUNDATION

Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images and Kevin Mazur/WireImage

On Tuesday night, October 15, Sir Elton John continued his humanitarian efforts to raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and awareness programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean at the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)’s 12th annual benefit An Enduring Vision held at Cipriani Wall Street (55 Wall Street). American Airlines, Frank Guistra, Robert K. Kraft , and Wells Fargo served as the Presenting Sponsors of the benefit, and the star-studded evening raised over $3.45 million for the Foundation.

David Furnish, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Elton John pose on stage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 15, 2013 in New York City.

David Furnish, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Elton John pose on stage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 15, 2013 in New York City.

Founders Award Honoree Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks onstage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 15, 2013 in New York City

Founders Award Honoree Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks onstage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 15, 2013 in New York City

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Elton John attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 15, 2013 in New York City.

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Elton John attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 15, 2013 in New York City.

As part of the evening’s program, EJAF Founder Sir Elton John and Chairman David Furnish presented EJAF’s very first Founder’s Award to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Secretary Clinton’s ground-breaking speech in Geneva declaring that “gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights” and the bold plan for an AIDS-free generation she presented at the International AIDS Conference epitomize EJAF’s concept of “an enduring vision of a world without AIDS.”

John and Furnish also presented Enduring Vision Awards to three outstanding Foundation supporters. Multiple Emmy Award-winning television host and magazine editor-in-chief Sandra Lee is a long-time supporter of EJAF and other HIV/AIDS and LGBT civil rights organizations, as well as serving as the national spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry campaign and a founding board member of UNICEF’s Los Angeles chapter. Devoted EJAF supporter Ronald O. Perelman , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, is a major philanthropist who has made numerous multi-million dollar gifts to health, education, civic, and arts organizations across the country. Founding EJAF Board member Howard Rose has generously assisted the Foundation in all areas of its work since its inception, from the initial and continued development of a variety of fund-raising events to building individual and corporate relationships.

NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer stepped in for CNN anchor Anderson Cooper to emcee the gala dinner. The previous evening Cooper had been sent to Washington, DC, to cover the debt ceiling crisis, and the Foundation was most grateful to Lauer for gallantly filling in at the last moment. The legendary band Heart performed. Also, guest auctioneer Jamie Niven conducted a live auction featuring such one-of-a-kind items as photographs by artists Matthew Pillsbury, Ed Ruscha, and Terry O’Neill; a private one-hour tennis lesson with Novak Djokovic; a four night vacation at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort; lunch with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper; tickets to Howard Pinter’s Betrayal on Broadway and a backstage meet-and-greet with star Daniel Craig; a five day vacation at Elton John and David Furnish’s Venice apartment, including an art tour with their Venetian guide, and dinner for two at Harry’s Bar and Harry’s Dolci; and a tour of Tamara Mellon‘s office and showroom culminating in a head-to-toe look styled by Ms. Mellon. Continue reading

Mandarin Oriental, Munich’s Pop-Up Rooftop Chalet Set to Reopen This Winter

Back by popular demand, Mandarin Oriental, Munich is reopening its fantastic pop-up rooftop wooden chalet styled restaurant, The Alm. Set on the hotel’s rooftop, the specially designed wooden chalet will serve warming local Bavarian cuisine in style, with spectacular views overlooking the majestic Alps, the sparkling winter scenery of Munich and the city’s iconic Frauenkirche church

Quietly tucked away in a side street, yet centrally located near the famed Maximilianstraße, Mandarin Oriental, Munich Mandarin_Oriental_Hotel_Group_gold_logois an elegant gem of Neo-Renaissance charm, providing the highest levels of personalized service in the city and award-winning restaurant and bars. The newly refurbished 48 spacious rooms and 25 suites offer the finest in contemporary luxury and, along with the stunning roof-top pool, feature views that stretch across the picturesque surroundings of the old town.

Traditional, cozy and inviting, the chalet is a true winter retreat in the city with rich wooden interiors and waiters dressed in traditional Bavarian Dirndl and Lederhosen. An indulgent three course menu can be enjoyed at the special price of EUR 59 per person including specialties such as a traditional Bavarian platter or Vienna organic chicken and schnapps.  The Alm’s unique setting also makes this the perfect venue for unforgettable Christmas and winter parties, such as champagne or mulled wine receptions. With seating for up to 65 people, the chalet is also perfect for holiday gatherings and can be booked exclusively for both lunch and dinner.

The Alm will be open for dinner from Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. between 1 November 2013 and 31 January 2014. Reservations are recommended.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group www.mandarinoriental.com is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing over 11,000 rooms in 26 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, 11 in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is an international hotel investment and management group with deluxe and first class hotels, resorts and residences in sought-after destinations around the world. The Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing over 11,000 rooms in 26 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, 11 in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties. The Group has equity interests in a number of its properties and net assets of approximately USD 2.9 billion as at 30th June 2013.

The parent company, Mandarin Oriental International Limited, is incorporated in Bermuda and has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group International Limited, which operates from Hong Kong, manages the activities of the Group’s hotels. Mandarin Oriental is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group. The Group’s express aim was, and still is, to concentrate on the development and operation of deluxe and first class hotels worldwide.

The Makers of Johnnie Walker Scotch Introduce Johnnie Walker® Gold Label Reserve® to the United States

Gilded Bottle Pays Homage to Limited Offering

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve arrives to the U.S. this fall in a striking and festive, reflective gold bottle. Previously only available in select global markets, the limited offering introduces a new step in the Johnnie Walker flavor journey and its special bottling provides an unexpected yet stunning profile for a Scotch whisky.

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve represents the gold standard in blending. The luxurious, multi-layered whisky offers a

The Makers of Johnnie Walker Scotch Introduce Johnnie Walker(R) Gold Label Reserve(R) to the United States.  (PRNewsFoto/Johnnie Walker

The Makers of Johnnie Walker Scotch Introduce Johnnie Walker(R) Gold Label Reserve(R) to the United States. (PRNewsFoto/Johnnie Walker

smooth balance of sweet fruits and creaminess with a light smoke.  The flavors of Gold Label Reserve pop over ice and brighten when served as a tall drink with handcrafted soda water infused with fruits such as grapefruit or lemon.

Gold Label Reserve features some of my favorite whiskies, including casks of Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, whose water source flows from the Kildonan Hills – where gold was discovered in 1868,” said Master Blender Jim Beveridge. “It’s an exciting blend that offers a distinct new flavor for current Johnnie Walker fans and an appealing taste for people newer to Scotch whisky.”

From its flavor profile and suggested serve to its unique bottle design, the Master Blender crafted this smooth and luxurious blend for responsible enjoyment during celebratory moments and spirited nightlife occasions.

The Johnnie Walker journey continues as we introduce this striking offering to the U.S. for a limited time,” said Brian Radics, Director of Scotch Whisky, Diageo. “Gold Label Reserve provides consumers with a unique flavor for high energy celebrations that may not have been traditionally looked at as a Scotch whisky occasions.”

Johnnie Walker is the world’s number-one selling Scotch Whisky brand, representing the concept of personal progress for the many people who enjoy it in more than 200 countries worldwide, just as it did to John Walker, who founded the business in 1820. A combination of consumer insight, determination and commercial astuteness enabled three pioneering generations of Walkers to grow a small grocery store into an international Scotch whisky business selling stylish, globally recognized brands that today define the Scotch whisky category. The suggested retail price of the limited time offering of Gold Label Reserve in its special bottle is $87 (750ml).

Johnnie Walker reminds you to please drink responsibly.

The Fragrance Group Announces the Debut of Tiziana Terenzi Scented Candles Exclusively at Barneys New York

THE NEWLY RELEASED DECORATIVE CANDLES FROM TIZIANA TERENZI ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT BARNEYS NEW YORK.

The Fragrance Group, known for carrying a variety of high-end scents, has recently added the newest line of scents from Tiziana Terenzi to its inventory. It has also partnered with Barneys New York to offer a line of Tiziana Terenzi scented candles.

Tiziana Terenzi is known for its exquisite scented candles, which embody the multitude of scents and emotions fire evokes. We’re excited to offer these decorative candles exclusively at Barneys New York stores in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco,” said Alex Shalbaf, CEO of The Fragrance Group.

Tiziana Terenzi headshot. (PRNewsFoto/The Fragrance Group)

Tiziana Terenzi headshot. (PRNewsFoto/The Fragrance Group)

Tiziana Terenzi, founded in 1968 in Cattolica, Italy, originally made a name for itself as a source of exquisite scented candles. The brand’s core motif centered on the belief that the power of fire is evident in every aspect of life, from emotions to nature to images. In 2012, this emphasis extended to perfumes with the release of the first line of Tiziana Terenzi fragrances, a line that quickly became known as one of the best fragrances available.

The 2013 line from Tiziana Terenzi has only just been released and candles are arriving in Barneys New York stores during the second week of October 2013. The series includes 12 scents, including Capri Fig, Spicy Snow, Mediterranean, Extreme Sense, Black Fire, Almond Vanilla, Ischia Orchid, Ecstasy, Ebony & Teck, XIX March, Gold Rose Oudh, and White Fire. Each scent represents the 12 fragrances of fire and every Tiziana Terenzi candle has a wooden wick to produce the crackling reminiscent of wood in a fireplace, which enhances the sensorial experience. Each fragrance is available in four different sizes and either comes in a black or white glass container with a gold embellishment. For more information about the brand new scents from Tiziana Terenzi or to place an order, visit http://www.Barneys.com.

Stay in Style with the new LUMIX DMC-GM1, an Ultra Compact DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) Camera

New Stylish LUMIX GM Series Performance Upgrades its Cool Factor

Panasonic (www.panasonic.com) is proud to announce the new fashionable compact line GM series to its LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras. The new LUMIX DMC-GM1 boasts not just its iconic and stylish compact profile; it boasts high functional performance with large Digital Live MOS Sensor based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. The Lumix GM1 provides the perfect balance of style and photographic hybrid performance on-the-go with outstanding image quality.

Whether you’re searching for that artistic shot that encapsulates your city or looking to express your own personality and style, you demand a camera that captures your vision with absolute clarity and precision. The LUMIX GM1′s 16 megapixel sensor delivers with a modern hybrid approach to image capture with both high quality HD movies and dynamic photos, and all with the simple press of a button.

The LUMIX GM1 represents the most compact and fashion forward looking LUMIX G camera to date. Ground-breaking micro technology design has enabled Panasonic to pack the very latest imaging technology into the camera’s compact metallic alloy frame. Not only does this give the LUMIX GM1 an elegant look and feel, but the camera easily fits into your pocket and can be incorporated into day-to-day activities of any style-conscious enthusiast. Plus with many interchangeable micro lenses to choose from, creative options are nearly limitless.

Reflecting the sophisticated engineering beneath the surface, the exterior offers a refined, classic style with aluminum dials and brushed metal, so you can be sure that the LUMIX GM1 will complement your style, whatever the occasion.

WiFi connectivity enables the LUMIX GM1 to easily connect with smartphones and tablets. Whether you’re sharing a shot of your friend’s outfit before a night out, or updating your photography portfolio with your new favorite landscape, it allows you to post images and video online as soon as they’ve been taken. Continue reading

Horizon to Debut The RP110 Raised Pilothouse Superyacht and Showcase The E88 Motoryacht, E56 Motoryacht and PC60 Power Catamaran at The 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Horizon will debut the “Andrea VI,” hull one of the new Horizon RP110 Raised Pilothouse model, and showcase three luxury yachts — the E88 Skylounge Motoryacht, E56 Motoryacht and PC60 Power Catamaran — at the Horizon Yacht USA display (F dock slips 600-604) during the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Horizon- Horizon E88 (88-feet) Skylounge Motoryacht

Horizon- Horizon E88 (88-feet) Skylounge Motoryacht

Horizon Yacht USA - Horizon  RP110 Raised Pilothouse Superyacht

Horizon Yacht USA – Horizon RP110 Raised Pilothouse Superyacht

Horizon Yacht USA - Horizon PC60 Power Catamaran

Horizon Yacht USA – Horizon PC60 Power Catamaran

Built for a second-time U.S. Horizon owner, the RP110 “Andrea VI” features naval architecture by Horizon and Donald Blount, exterior styling by J.C. Espinosa, and custom interior décor by Marty Lowe Interior Design. Her 25′ beam offers a spacious four-stateroom layout plus crew quarters, and the main deck incorporates an expansive salon with wet bar, formal dining, galley and country kitchen forward. “Andrea VI” is powered by twin CAT C32A 1900HP engines and outfitted with the Octoplex monitoring system; bow and stern thrusters; ABT digital stabilizers; and custom NAV and AV packages. Additionally, the RP110’s innovative double-chine hull design provides excellent sea keeping, stability and shallow draft, along with enhanced hydrodynamics to minimize drag and improve overall performance. Continue reading

Epson Expression Photo XP-950 Small-in-One Delivers Professional-Quality, Wide-Format Prints in a Compact, Sleek Design

Expression XP-950 Designed for Creative Hobbyists and Families Seeking a Versatile All-in-One

Epson America, Inc. (www.epson.com), has introduced the high-performance Epson(®) Expression(®) Photo XP-950 Small-in-One(®) printer, delivering professional-quality photos up to 11″ x 17″, and crisp, sharp text in a compact, space-saving design. Ideal for busy families and creative enthusiasts, the Expression XP-950 outputs smooth gradations and true-to-life skin tones with Claria(®) Photo HD six-color inks, whether at home or on-the-go with Epson Connect(TM) for easy EPSON AMERICA, INC. LOGOprinting from a tablet, smartphone or computer from literally anywhere in the world(1).

The Expression XP-950 prints at remarkably fast speeds, delivering 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 10 seconds(2). With direct CD/DVD printing, a dedicated photo tray, and a rear paper feed for card stock, envelopes and more(3), the Epson XP-950 can easily tackle any creative project. It also offers several efficient productivity features, such as automatic two-sided printing, copying and scanning, an intuitive 3.5″ LCD with gesture navigation,  a unique fold-over scan lid to hold photos and documents in place for quality scans, and an auto-extend output paper tray to ensure prints stay organized, especially when printing remotely.

The Epson Expression Photo XP-950 offers a versatile feature set with wide-format printing capabilities up to 11″x17″, without taking up valuable space in the home,” said Joe Keller, product manager, consumer ink jets, Epson America, Inc. “Plus, its robust creativity solutions, wireless capabilities and Epson Connect for mobile printing make it the perfect household printer for photo enthusiasts and creative hobbyists alike.”

The Expression XP-950 offers a range of high performance features and capabilities:

—  Epson Connect  –  easily print and scan from anywhere with the Epson Creative Print mobile app, Epson Email Print, Epson iPrint((TM)) mobile app, and ( )Epson Remote Print

— Ultimate wireless solution with Wi-Fi Direct(TM), Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) n(4  )and Ethernet

— Auto Photo Correction and red-eye removal, with or without a computer

— High-quality scanning up to 4800 dpi

— Smudge, scratch and water resistant photos to share photos immediately after printing(5)

— Individual ink cartridges to replace only the color needed

— Standard and high-capacity (XL) black and color cartridges for various printing needs

— Eco-friendly features, including ENERGY STAR(®) qualified and RoHS compliant(6)

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

(1 )Most features require an Internet connection to the printer as well as an internet- and/or email-enabled device. See www.epson.com/connect for a list of Epson Connect.

(2 )Color photo in Draft Mode on Premium Photo Paper Glossy measured from start of paper feed. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software and page complexity. See www.epson.com/printspeed for details.

(3 )Specialty paper support accommodated through rear paper feed, maximum 23 mil paper thickness, manual 2-sided printing only.

(4) Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n certified; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Visit www.wi-fi.org/files/11nbasics_glossary.pdf for more information.

(5)Smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant on Epson photo papers. For CDs/DVDs, resistant only on specially-treated discs.

(6)See our website for convenient and reasonable recycling options at www.epson.com/recycle.

*Estimated street price