Boldfaced Names from the New East Side
MB Regan, SoulCycle instructor and spinning goddess… Mary Ann Browning, personal trainer to the new Masters of the Universe… Adelino Da Costa, owner of PunchFitness kickboxing studio… Dr. Michael Apa, who keeps local smiles briqht… Alda Bicaj, a facialist the ladies swear will change your skin… Dr. Lisa Airan, the dermatologist known as much for her Lanvin wardrobe as her way around a filler… Fred Devito and Elisabeth Halfpapp, formerly of Lotte Berk, now the minds behind Exhale Core Fusion… Fernanda Niven, investor in the Organic Avenue juice bar, which just opened on 73rd and Lex… Amy at Danvie, a Korean nail salon only the Upper East Side could spawn – yes, that was Aerin Lauder… AIberto Tutti, maitre d’ at Amaranth, he of the Borelll blazers and Domenico Vacca ties… Jay Jolly, head of Swifty’s catering, who keeps Upper East Side cocktail parties stocked with candied Millionaires Bacon… Bonay Vynerib, COO of Candle Café – she feeds power-hungry locals vegan gourmet… George, master of ceremonies at the Viand Coffee Shop… Michael Hurd, personal shopper for the J. Crew Women’s Collection boutique… Glenn Pennell, man in charge at the Euro-preppy Paul & Shark… Bradford Devons at Brunello Cucinelli, who swathes locals in oatmeal-colored cashmere… Vera Wang, whose store may be at The Carlyle, but she’s always at The Mark… Kathy and Tom Preston, the former Viacom CEO and his wife, at Candle Café over a vegan candlelight dinner… Jill Kargman, neighborhood scribe whose new book Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut,includes a whole chapter devoted to SoulCycle… Lyor Cohen and Tory Burch, the music executive who made East 94th cool and the designer who is opening an uptown store in the old Gardenia diner… Daphne Guinness, fashion icon; she likes to take tea at The Carlyle… Francois Payard, the pastry chef who recently closed his tiny chocolate bar at the Mauboussin store but is returning to the neighborhood on 76th and 3rd… Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman Rosen, real estate mogul and his socialite/psychiatrist wife admired for their art collection and questioned over their plans for a tower above 980 Madison… Phil and Lisa Falcone, hedge fund honcho and his moviemaking wife, who bought Bob Guccione’s double-wide mansion and who ride around town in a black custom Mercedes van… Larry Gagoslan, art dealer – and retailer extraordinaire – with a gallery and store at 980 Madison… David and Julia Koch, prominent philanthropists and institution wing-namers… Renee Price, director of the Neue Galerie on East 86th, beloved by locals for its Austrian art, its excellent gift shop and the sachertorte at Café Sabarsky… Brooke Gerber Noldich, cochair of the board of trustees at the Whitney Museum and jewelry maven… Amalia Dayan, co-owner of the Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery, which brought Jeff Koons’s racy “Made in Heaven Paintings” show to the staid streets of the Upper East… Marianna Boesky, the highly respected gallery owner who opened a branch on 64th last year and whose exhibit “Dwelling” will run through March 26.
Source: Departures March/April 2011
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