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January 14, 2011 
 
 
Love, Loss &
Deepak Chopra!

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Last night we headed to the 500th Performance Party for Love, Loss and What I Wore at B. Smith’s at Times Square’s Restaurant Row. 

 
Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel.

The Off-Broadway play is an intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and her sister Delia based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman. The play has a rotating cast, including Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel.

Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky

Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky is another cast member who came out to celebrate. The play supports Dress for Success, as the audience is urged to donate gently used purses and accessories in the lobby before and after the shows.

Pauletta Pearson Washington

Pauletta Pearson Washington (wife of Denzel) is also in the cast.


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Deepak!

 
We went to listen to Deepak Chopra (right) Tuesday at the Russian Tea Room and snapped its chef Ken Biberaj getting his book signed.

We went to listen to Deepak Chopra (right) Tuesday at the Russian Tea Room and saw its chef Ken Biberaj getting his book signed.

Over 200 people came to meet the alternative medicine guru, like business consultant Vijay Mayodas and Aradhna Taneja, who say they’ve been fans for years.

 

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New Restaurant!

 
Foodie David Freidberger and Next magazine dining editor Peter Sherwood.

The snow didn’t keep us Tuesday night from the new Gansevoort Park Hotel media dinner for Ristorante Aselina, which opened last month. Foodie David Freidberger and Next magazine dining editor Peter Sherwood.

 
chef Marco Porceddu

The restaurant is the brainchild of executive chef Marco Porceddu, who’s worked with Franco Nuschese and Steve Wynn. The Sardinia native tells us he’ll highlight local seasonal ingredients to showcase Italian cooking at its finest.

 
Dr. Sheldon Latos and his wife, shoe designer Hillary Latos

Ristorante Aselina offers stuffed cerignola olives with roasted veal and swordfish carpaccio, pappardelle with wild boar, and saffron strozzapreti with lobster, prawn and zucchini. Dr. Sheldon Latos and his wife, shoe designer Hillary Latos, gave it two thumbs up.


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Jolie Coiffure!

 
Fournier Communications owner Marie-Laure Fournier and Leonor Greyl’s Raphael Santin.

We went to the Chatwal Hotel for the launch of French hair care line Leonor Greyl’s new Spring 2011 collection, and snapped Fournier Communications owner Marie-Laure Fournier and Leonor Greyl’s Raphael Santin.

 
Fashionably Petite’s Kim Weling and Examiner.com beauty writer Tasheika Brewer

Guests, including Fashionably Petite’s Kim Weling and Examiner.com beauty writer Tasheika Brewer, sipped La Caravelle champagne and noshed hors d’oeuvres.

 

Makeda Saggau-Sackey contributed to this issue.

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