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NEW YORK: House & Garden and Luxe sponsored a breakfast panel discussion for advertisers and marketers at the Four Seasons Restaurant entitled "Zen and the Art of Luxury Marketing." Indulging in an eye-opener of coffee before the discussion are (l. to r.): Bill Hamilton, VP-sales, Carolina Herrera; Lisa Hughes, publisher, and Dominque Browning, editor in chief, both of House & Garden; and Claudia Thomas, CEO, Carolina Herrera.

NEW YORK: Leo Burnett Co.'s Vigilante urban marketing unit held a golf tournament at Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course for clients and other marketers. Preparing to tee off are (l. to r.): John Curtis, president, J. Curtis & Co.; Bob Tate, president, Unlimited Contacts; Michael Littlejohn, VP, IBM Corp.; Marc Stephenson Strachan, chief operating officer, Vigilante; Darius Myers, marketing development director, Fortune; Curtis Harris, VP, Bank of New York; and Calvin Hunt, general manager-director of production, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre.

NEW YORK: Editor & Publisher hosted a symposium for advertisers on the future of the news industry, "The News Millennium," at Newseum/NY to celebrate a face-lift for the 114-year-old weekly. Enjoying the hospitality were (l. to r.): Charles Smith, exec VP-managing director, and Dave Morgan, president, both of Real Media; Wayne Powell, publisher, the (Carlisle, Pa.) Sentinel; and Dennis O'Neill, VP-sales and advertising, Editor & Publisher Co.

NEW YORK: Advertising Club of New York named Philip Guarascio (3rd l.), VP-general manager, marketing and advertising of General Motors Corp.'s North American Operations, its Man of the Year for 1998. Among those congratulating Mr. Guarascio were (l. to r.): Joe Abruzzese, president, CBS TV Network Sales; Joanne Davis, managing partner, Bozell Worldwide, and chairman of the adclub; Steve Farella, exec VP-director of business development, Jordan McGrath Case & Partners, and president of the adclub; Chris Miller, exec vp-marketing, Magazine Publishers of America; and Burt Manning, chairman emeritus,

J. Walter Thompson Co. Roy Bostock, chairman-CEO, MacManus Group, is standing in the second row.

CHICAGO: Parenting sponsored a luncheon for the ad community here at the Park Avenue Cafe, with a panel focusing on the theme "Work and the Family." Panelists, and the hosts from Parenting, included (l. to r.): Pat Dermody, exec VP-media director and managing partner, and Kathie McKirdy, exec VP-director of client services and managing partner, both of DDB Needham Worldwide; Janet Chan, editor in chief, and Diane Oshin, publisher, both of Parenting; Renatta McCann, senior VP-media director, Leo Burnett Co.'s Starcom Media Services; and Bob Pocaro, VP-client media director, Foote, Cone & Belding.

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