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Book Signing Event Promoting New Book Being In The Room by The Society Diaries’ Rob Giardinelli

THE SCENE: Recently, The Society Diaries’ Senior Social Editor Rob Giardinelli was the guest of honor at a book signing event at Estilo boutique in Austin. The glam event was hosted by Stephanie O’Neill, Cassandra King Polidori and Kirstin Ross. The new book,...

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When we were invited to attend a luncheon in Houston recently that celebrates people who have lived long and full lives, we jumped at the chance to support it. With more than 200 in attendance set inside the jeweled ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel, The Great Age Movement’s first fundraiser spotlighted some of Houston’s most valuable gems. Peter Martino co-chaired the event with Carolyn Farb, and Tony Award-winning actress Liliane Montevecchi. Under the Swarovski crystal lights, in the midst of all of these jewels, Fritz McDonald took center stage.

For almost 20...

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Mark your calendars. The Long Center for the Performing Arts just announced its 2017 Summer/Fall Season of programming and we can’t wait. This year, they’re excited to offer a refreshed approach to season tickets that they feel confident their patrons will embrace: they have split their annual program into two seasons—Summer/Fall and Winter/Spring—to allow for more shows during the year, a shorter window of upfront commitment, and a simpler process for becoming a season ticket holder.

There’s a stellar line up of shows and Austin premieres this season, including the...

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The grand opening of Casa de Montecristo, a luxury cigar store and lounge, happens this Friday 6/16 and Saturday 6/17 from 5-9pm, Davenport Village, 3801 N. Capitol of Texas Hwy. The event will be evenings of hosted cocktails and hors d'ouevres, plus gift bags provided by Altadis USA.

Casa de Montecristo is a premier modern cigar store featuring a large selection of premium cigars from brands such as Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Arturo Fuente, Macanudo, and more. In addition to cigars, you'll find accessories like lighters from Colibri and Xikar.

The new 3,800 sq. ft....

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GOING MY WAY?

Who needs another set of luggage when you can have a Louis Vuitton traveling trunk? This jaw-droppingly cool Louis Vuitton dandy shows the right way to travel in style. It can also do double duty as a coffee table in the library, too. $4225. Available at Viyet

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IT’S ALL IN THE WRIST

Your pop will pop his top with these sapphire & diamond cufflinks that 18K yellow gold cufflinks featuring blue sapphire at...

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(Photo: Lucas Barcardi Shriftman and guests at the Seedlings Kids Club at the 1 Hotel)

My favorite pint-sized athlete, Lucas Bacardi Shriftman, chose to celebrate his 9th birthday at the Spartan Gym at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. He previously hosted an event at the Seedlings Kids Club at the 1 Hotel for Best Buddies and loved it.

The Seedlings Program offers families and children ways to connect with the local flora and fauna as well as the best in eco-minded, organic amenities. The activities and adventures created are focused on bringing children closer to nature...

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[Photo: Cast of Something Rotten! Photo by Jeremy Daniel]

Lexus Broadway in Austin, presented by Texas Performing Arts, debuts the premiere of the completely original new musical Something Rotten! The magic happens May 30 – June 4, 2017 (Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7p.m.) at Bass Concert Hall / 2350 Robert Dedman Drive in Austin, TX.

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those...

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It’s almost summer.. are you prepared for all the fun and games ahead? Here’s a few products to make your summer as sensational as ever.

POSH PICNIC

THE LORENZI PICNIC SET IN A LEATHER CASE for two place settings is briefcase style case with lock and key closure. Cocktail shaker, cocktail fixings and chic tableware make this an easy decision for all outdoor activities.. $5,031.34/ At Luisaviaroma

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[Photo: Allyson Maxey and Nina Seely]

It happens every spring. This year the 19th Annual UMLAUF Garden Party welcomed over 800 guests to the sculpture garden for an evening “Under a Texas Sky” on Thursday, April 27. Twenty-five restaurants served delicious bites while Twin Liquors showcased some of the season’s best bubbles and wines.

The museum raised more than $300,000 in its biggest fundraiser of the year, under the direction of Nina Seely, Executive Director and Allyson Maxey, the 2017 Garden Party chair. The money the event raised contributes to cultivating Art, Culture...

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With the bright spring sunshine casting the right light on you, why not sparkle even more? Here are just a few selections we’re recommending to go with those last gala gowns of the season.

WINNER BY A NECK

Sharon Khazzam Bessy Necklace is styled with a removable pendant, Sharon Khazzam's Bessy necklace features a variety of multicolored gemstones on an 18k white gold double-strand ball chain. With its many colored gems, it’s perfect with any outfit. $28.800. At Spring.

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It’s a story that we can all relate to. In fact, all of us have experienced walking into a room where we have felt like a fish out of water and sought a way to blend into an environment that is outside our usual comfort zone. Rob Giardinelli, a technology sales and marketing executive turned expert social chronicler and Senior Social Editor of The Society Diaries magazine, has spotlighted many of these experiences among the high flying Jet Set– and the life lessons he’s learned from them in his new book.

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THE SCENE: The 1856 Neill-Cochran House Museum recently hosted a benefit cocktail reception in the Museum’s Centennial Garden to honor Austin builder, contractor, and historic preservationist Joe Pinnelli with the Abner Cook Award. A capacity crowd celebrated Pinnelli’s long career in historic preservation and his dedication and careful recent restoration of the Neill-Cochran House. Supporters and guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from Word of Mouth Bakery, cocktails, wine and music performed by jazz band.

THE VIBE: Luminaries in attendance included...

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