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#AAFA2014 36th Annual American Image Awards

The Grand Hyatt Hotel/NYC

The 36th annual American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) American Image Awards honored excellence in footwear and apparel industries with a stellar line-up of award winners last night.

The beneficiary- the Special Olympics an internationally active non-profit organization, founded in 1968-that "…through the power of sports... reveals the champions in all of us…" including children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Providing year round training and competitions…in 32 individual and team sports…the positive emphasis is always on what the athletes "...CAN do, not what they can't."

A few pictures we took of award winners-and very glad to be there-attendees...



MYKITA + MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Intricately handmade with a distinct aesthetic –
 MYKITA teamed up with the renowned French house Maison Martin Margiela to create a unique eyewear collection. The two concepts for the frames perfectly reflect the synergy of both houses. Historical forms are reinterpreted, deconstructed and translated into radical designs with an unconventional approach to materials.
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#CRUBOURGEOISNYC Cru Bourgeois- Red Wines from Bordeaux- for Wine Lovers

Wonderful Gifts for Mother's Day, College Graduates---and for Summer Entertaining

Midtown Loft, 267 Fifth Avenue-NYC

Well, there certainly were many reasons to smile yesterday-at the first (and we hope, annual)  Crus Bourgeois du Médoc wine tastings for invited guests…including the glorious weather, a midtown event location with a wrap around terrace from which to take advantage of the aforementioned…

AND the stars of the affair-the many truly wonderful, complex-and accessibly priced red wines being sampled (spat out)…and the French persons doing the pouring-often the Château owners themselves.

We learned a lot about the wines from this acclaimed Bordeaux region of France-which are already well known for its top tier first and second growth red wines that command staggering sums and are prized  collectible bottles.
WHAT: All of the wines presented were harvested and produced in one of the eight prestigious Bordeaux appellations-Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc, Moulin en Médoc, M…