As Well as Furry Friends, Hometown Hotties and ‘Teen Vogue’

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NEW YORK ( -- On Dec. 8, American Express Publishing’s Departures magazine hosted an exclusive event to toast the holiday season at the flagship New York Ferragamo store. Departures readers and guests sampled select wines from the Ferragamo family's renowned Tuscan wineries Il Borro and Castiglion del Bosco, paired with Italian delicacies from Scott Conant, executive chef and owner of Alto and L'Impero restaurants. | Photographer: Patrick McMullan.
Above photo left: Massimo Ferragamo, chairman, Ferragamo USA; Ed Kelly, president-CEO, American Express Publishing Corp.; Scott Conant. Above photo right: Salvatore Ferragamo, the founder's grandson and manager of Il Borro Estate; Massimo Ferragamo; Ed Kelly; and Scott Conant.

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NEW YORK ( -- On Dec. 7, Architectural Digest and New York Design Center sponsored the "Bark, An Arf Exhibition of Celebrity Designers and their Best Friends," a Benefit for Art for Animals. | Photographer: Jimi Celeste.
Above photo left: Jim Druckman, president of the New York Design Center; Amy Churgin, VP-publisher of Architectural Digest; designer David Easton; designer Celerie Kemble Curry. Above photo right: Amy Churgin; Samantha Nestor, director-marketing and communications for New York Design Center and furry friend Teddy.

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LAS VEGAS ( -- Maxim magazine's Billboard Music Awards post-party, held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Dec. 6. The party featured a special performance by Velvet Revolver. Above photo left: Jon Maron, marketing director, LG Electronics; Carrie Underwood, “American Idol” winner; Tim Castelli, associate publisher, Maxim. Above photo right: Tami Donaldson, Maxim 2005 "Hometown Hottie" contest winner; Tim Castelli; Desiree Frias, Maxim 2005 "Hometown Hottie" contest finalist; Jon Maron.

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NEW YORK ( -- Amy Astley, editor in chief of Teen Vogue, and Victoria Traina hosted an event at Hogan on Dec. 1 for the Nick Traina Foundation. Thirty percent of Hogan evening sales benefitted the Nick Traina Foundation. The foundation, founded in memory of novelist Danielle Steele’s son, raises funds for research, diagnosis and treatment for manic depression and other mental-health-related issues. Above photo left: Gina Sanders, VP-publisher, Teen Vogue; Emmanuelle Della Valle, Hogan design director; Amy Astley. Above photo right: Camilla Belle; Gina Sanders; Emmanuelle Della Valle; friend of Emmanuelle Della Valle; Margherita Missoni; Victoria Traina; Amy Astley.

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