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The Peninsula Hotel’s lovable holiday ambassador, SnowPage, is back for the second year to support the Make-A-Wish® Foundation and to celebrate this special season!

Enjoy a selection of specially created festive experiences, from hotel stays to culinary offers. Proceeds from the sale of SnowPage will go to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. SnowPage will also be featured in a special social media campaign.

Find out more at peninsula.com/snowpage.

ALBERTINE BOOKS: A PARISIAN LIBRAIRIE ON FIFTH AVENUE

    With over 14,000 titles from 30 French-speaking countries around the world in genres ranging from literature, nonfiction and art books to comic books and children’s books, Albertine offers the most comprehensive selection of French-language books and English translations in the United States.

    Located inside the historic Payne Whitney Mansion on New York City’s Museum Mile, the reading room and bookshop offer a space to discover and celebrate French literature and culture. Albertine regularly hosts author conversations, panel discussions and debates with the most prominent and original thinkers from France and America.

    Cultural Services of the French Embassy
    972 Fifth Avenue at 79th Street, New York, NY 10075

    Visit albertine.com | 212.650.0070
    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @AlbertineBooks

    W AND LA>

    On August 3, W celebrated the LAXART Garden Party along with co-chairs Alexandra Balahoutis and Rebecca Bloom at the Beverly Hills home of board members Nick and Shana Grouf. The 5th annual event drew a crowd of artists, collectors, dealers, art world notables and celebrities including MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, Sylvia Chivaratanond, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Firooz Zahedi, Kelsey Lee Offi eld, Karyn Lovegrove, Molly Shannon, Woody Harrelson, Esther Kim and Joseph Varet.
    Guests bid on art by collaborating LAXART artists such as Kori Newkirk, Shana Lutker, Pita & Bloom and Wendell Glastone as well as won original works in the event raffle.

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    DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

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    An overview of Piotr Uklański’s “ink” paintings is now on view at Dallas Contemporary. While these
    works are abstract, they evoke numerous themes at the heart of Uklański’s practice. The obsessive and repetitive nature of Uklański’s ink painting technique is rife with historical and allegorical references. The ritualistic aspect of their creation, combined with their intrinsic aesthetic rigor, builds upon key artistic forebears in the veins of minimal and conceptual art.

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    PARIS PHOTO LOS ANGELES 2015

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    Paris Photo Los Angeles is the U.S. edition of the world’s premier international art fair for photography and moving image. After a successful edition in 2013 at the legendary Paramount Pictures Studios, with over 16,000 visitors and nearly 100 exhibitors, Paris Photo Los Angeles will once again host leading galleries and art book dealers presenting historical and contemporary bodies of work, cutting-edge solo shows and book projects by renowned and emerging artists.

    A cycle of talks and screenings will also bring together prominent fi gures in the art word for an exploration of how artists have been and are using the photographic medium in their work in the 20th and 21st centuries. Rendezvous in Los Angeles May 1–3, 2015.

    For more information, visit parisphoto.com/losangeles.

    “KILLER HEELS: THE ART OF THE HIGH-HEELED SHOE”
    On view through February 15

      “Mesmerizing. Gorgeous.” —The New York Times

      “Killer Heels: The Art of the High–Heeled Shoe” explores fashion’s most provocative accessory. Through more than 160 artfully crafted historical and contemporary high heels from the 16th century through the present, the exhibition examines the mystique and transformative power of the elevated
      shoe and its varied connections to fantasy, power and identity.

      Free with general admission ticket.

      For exhibition information visit brooklynmuseum.org.

      W AND DAVID YURMAN CELEBRATE ENDURING STYLE

        W and David Yurman hosted an in-store cocktail reception to celebrate the “Enduring Style” Fall Campaign in Beverly Hills, California. The event highlighted the collaboration among David Yurman, Kate Moss and Peter Lindbergh and showcased various imagery from the 10-year partnership. Proceeds from the evening benefi ted Heifer International.

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        youWare: The World’s First Wearable Social Network

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        Looking for a way to connect with your peers while also setting a new fashion trend?

        Look no further: YouWare, the world’s first wearable social network, is currently seeking funding through a Kickstarter campaign.

        youWare is a collection of fashion accessories that allow people to effortlessly connect online.

        The youWare collection consists of a band, a bangle, a charm and a keychain. The weightless and mesh youWare Bangles have a small, discrete youWare Charm that dangles on a bangle and blends perfectly with any outfit.

        These youWare accessories work in conjunction with the existing youPass mobile platform, allowing users to simply scan the youWare accessory with the youPass app, and become instantly linked. They then have the option of sharing their contact information and social networking accounts with one another in a safe and controlled environment.

        To learn more about this product and to help fund the campaign, please visit  http://bit.ly/youWare.

        LAGOS

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        This holiday, LAGOS gemstones and diamonds make for the perfect present. From Caviar bracelets to Prism rings, LAGOS conveys a vision of bold femininity and ignites the desire to own classic, iconic jewelry.

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        W AND DIOR CELEBRATE ARTCRUSH IN ASPEN

        NANCY ROGERS, KARIN LUTER, NICOLA MARCUS, AMY PHELAN

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          To celebrate the partnership with the Aspen Art Museum, W and Dior kicked off ArtCrush week with a cocktail reception at Dior’s newly reopened boutique. Amy Phelan, Nicola Marcus, Alison Pincus,
          Nancy Rogers and Karin Luter co-hosted the in-store party, which was attended by patrons and supporters of the museum, notable artists and Dior clients. Guests included Domenico De Sole, Sally Hansen, Richard and Kitzia Goodman, AAM Director Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Mickalene Thomas and Richard Edwards.

          Following the boutique party, W and Dior sponsored both the ArtCrush and WineCrush events honoring artist Ernesto Neto and celebrated the museum’s new building designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban.

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          CLARINS BEAUTY PARTY
          November 15, 2014; 6–8 pm

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          Saks Fifth Avenue NYC at Café SFA on 8 Beauty Alert! Brush up on the latest makeup and skincare tips, tricks and secrets with Clarins expert Jean Fayard to keep your skin looking great and you feeling beautiful.

          First 100 guests to RSVP to the event receive a $50 gift card to be used at the Clarins counter.

          RSVP to WRSVP@condenast.com