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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08:  New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

CEO, Michelle-Marie Heinemann of Old Fashioned Mom Magazine and HSH Prince Charles-Henri Lobkowicz, who is the Brand Ambassador for the exclusive line of Dewitt Watches, welcomed guests at Plaza Athenee to chat about the magnificent watch collection. 

The Lobkowicz Family dates back to the 14th century and is one of the oldest Bohemian Noble Families. Prince Charles Father was Prince Edouard de Lobkowicz and his Mother the Princess Francoise of Bourbon-Parma. 

Guests included: Anne Van Ness, Sharon Bush, Isaac Lazerson, Marie-Claire Gladstone, Ann Baker, Tanja Dreiding Wallace, Dr. Tamas Lorinczy, and Annamaria Bogyay.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Marie-Claire Gladstone and Ann Van Ness attend a Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Marie-Claire Gladstone and Ann Van Ness attend a Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz, Dr. Tamas Lorinczy, New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann and Ambassador Katalin Annamaria Bogyay attend New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz, Dr. Tamas Lorinczy, New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann and Ambassador Katalin Annamaria Bogyay attend New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) and Sharon Bush attend a Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) and Sharon Bush attend a Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) and Marie-Claire Gladstone attend a Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) and Marie-Claire Gladstone attend a Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Dr. Tamas Lorinczy (L) and Ambassador Katalin Annamaria Bogyay attend New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: Dr. Tamas Lorinczy (L) and Ambassador Katalin Annamaria Bogyay attend New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (R) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (R) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz and Anne Baker attend a Luncheon At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz and Anne Baker attend a Luncheon At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (R) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (R) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (R) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (R) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (R) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (R) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz and Tanja Dreiding Wallace attend a Luncheon At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz and Tanja Dreiding Wallace attend a Luncheon At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz, New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann and Anne Baker attend a Luncheon At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz, New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann and Anne Baker attend a Luncheon At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann and Anne Baker attend a Luncheon for Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann and Anne Baker attend a Luncheon for Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (R) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (L) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (R) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann (L) Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz (R) At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: General view of atmopshere at New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz and Anne Baker attend a Luncheon At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz and Anne Baker attend a Luncheon At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: New York Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann Hosts Luncheon For Prince Charles Henri Lobkowicz At Plaza Athenee on January 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Old Fashioned Mom Magazine)

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Best known as the multi-instrumentalist for the pop rock group Maroon 5, Jesse Carmichael surprised many when he took a two-year sabbatical from the wildly popular, multi-Grammy–winning group in 2012 to pursue studies of music and the healing arts. Carmichael spoke to Steinway & Sons about his passions and his instrument.

 
WHY WERE YOU DRAWN TO MUSIC?
I don’t even have a memory of choosing to go into music. I just know that it’s been with me since I was a kid. Mozart and Bach were big influences when I was little, and that’s when I started playing piano. Then I switched to guitar all throughout high school and then came back to the piano afterwards. Now I do both in my band, and I love both.

 

WHAT DREW YOU TO PIANO?
When I was around six or seven years old, my dad got me a keyboard. I would sit and play on it and maybe do things like just play all the black keys and enjoy the sound of that particular F-sharp pentatonic world. I loved listening to music by Mozart and Bach. I remember the first prelude from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, that was one of the first things I ever learned how to play.

 

IS MUSIC STILL A PART OF HOW YOU RELATE TO THE WORLD AT LARGE?
It’s such a deep part of how I experience the world. I think about the sounds I hear as I’m going throughout my day, and I almost always subconsciously organize them into sounds occurring in time. A car will pass by, and I’ll hear the pitch of it compared to the people talking next to me on the street and the sound of a phone ringing. I don’t have perfect pitch, but they all blend together in a nice way. I’m very sensitive to overlapping sounds. Luckily I’ve been getting more into atonal music lately.

 

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO INTERACT WITH THE STEINWAY?
It’s like picking up a really well-made tennis racket — your game immediately improves. Playing a Steinway makes me feel like a better piano player. For some reason I can just respond to the action in a way that makes me not think about the technical side of things and just be able to lose myself in the sound.

 

WHEN YOU’RE ABLE TO LET GO OF THE TECHNICAL SIDE AND LOSE YOURSELF IN THE SOUND, WHAT DOES THAT UNLEASH?

The best feeling I can have as a musician is to catch, for just a split second, the realization that I haven’t been doing the music playing: it’s just been happening. I’ve been experiencing it, almost out-of-body. I know that there’s a part of my brain that is controlling my hands, but those moments where I feel completely just carried along by the music — those are the moments that I really live for.

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF THE FIRST TIME THAT YOU REALLY DISAPPEARED INTO PLAYING?
I remember always going into sort of like a meditative state when I would play piano. It’s always something that clears my mind and takes me away from thinking into just experiencing the sound of the instrument. As a kid, I would do that a lot, and still do, all the time! It’s such a nice feeling to be able get out of my head, to stop the thoughts from happening and just enjoy the sound of an instrument that’s as amazing as the Steinway — and lose myself in the tones that come out of it. Sometimes it’s sort of like going into a trance when I sit down and play. It clears my mind, and I can focus on the sound coming out of the piano. The sound that comes out of the Steinway is truly inspiring.

 

WHAT IS THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING IN THAT MUSIC STATE?
The feeling when music surrounds me and takes over and I have that kind of out of body experience, that’s very comfortable. There’s something about the physicality of the harmonies that come out of any instrument, the way that they can be felt all throughout your body. It’s just very soothing. It’s like an extension of this whole idea that everything has a vibration to it. Everything’s constantly moving in our whole world. For me, sound is an embodied form of that idea. You can experience it tangibly. In that sense it connects me to this deeper undercurrent of the whole universe, which sounds lofty and wild, but it’s true that the universe is vibrating. It’s nice to be able to really play around with those vibrations on an instrument like the Steinway.

 

WHY DO YOU PREFER TO PLAY ON A STEINWAY?
I think that if there’s a problem with a tuning on an instrument or one of the keys sticks it can be very distracting. To have all of those things taken care of by a quality-built instrument is really freeing. There’s a subtle difference between a specific type of touch or a specific type of articulation on any instrument, and that could be the difference between conveying the emotion you want to convey or missing the mark. I remember switching to a Steinway after the pianos that I’d been playing before and just how noticeable it was that the quality of this instrument was so impressive and so perfect. Playing an instrument that’s as well-made as this Steinway makes it easier to tap into the little nuances that lead me down the path of becoming a better musician.

 

HOW DID YOU DECIDE THAT YOU WERE GOING TO GET A STEINWAY?
It started when I watched the documentary Note by Note about the making of a Steinway piano. Then I decided to go take a tour of the factory in New York, and they were very nice. They took my mom, me, and a friend of mine out to look at every step of the piano-making process. I got to meet the people who did it. I got to help them bend one of the outside rims of the piano, turning some cranks on it. That was really cool.

I started to play pianos when I was out there at the factory, and I was just looking for a connection with a piano that would give me that intangible feeling of knowing this is the one that you want to have in your home. I played probably about twenty different pianos in New York and Los Angeles. Out in Pasadena I found one.

I had finally narrowed my choices down to a couple pianos out at the Pasadena showroom. I remember I was playing two of them, side by side, and they were off just by one serial from each other, so they were back to back in production. They were totally different. One was very bright, and one was very warm. I chose the warmer one because it just seemed like it would fit in my house and my personality.

 

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WHY DOES THAT FIT YOUR HOUSE AND YOUR PERSONALITY?
I’m very sensitive, and so I don’t like harsh things or things that are even further along on the spectrum towards bright. They tend to make my nerves react in a way that the warm pianos don’t. The warm pianos are very soothing. I was looking for something intangible in the pianos I was trying out. I didn’t know exactly what it was going to be until I heard it. I found it with the piano I eventually ended up buying.

 

TELL ME ABOUT THE DAY YOU BROUGHT YOUR STEINWAY HOME.
That was a great day. I took a bunch of photographs of the guys who were wheeling it in on the dollies and put it together in a little stop-motion movie. They brought it in, wrapped up in blankets like a beautiful Christmas present. We cleared a path from the front door into the living room and dining room areas. I went out with them, and we brought it off the truck and put it onto the dolly and wheeled it in. Then they unwrapped it and attached the legs and did their amazing process of flipping it upright onto its feet, and they brought in the piano bench. The first chord I played was just a C-Major triad chord right in the middle.

 

GOING FORWARD, WAS IT A GETTING-TO-KNOW-YOU PROCESS WITH THE INSTRUMENT?
I’d already played it a lot at the Pasadena showroom. At that time, I remember I was playing a couple pieces that I had written and the ending of Copeland’s Appalachian Spring, the “moderato like a prayer” section. I loved the way that chords rang out on this piano.

 

HOW DOES THE STEINWAY FIT INTO YOUR HOME?

I feel like it’s really integrated into my home. I’ve got electrical equipment that I play at the same time as I play the piano, sometimes looping sounds on a pedal. It fits into my dining room so that I have one half dedicated to food and the other half dedicated to music. It’s surrounded by works of art from friends of mine. I’ve got a cabinet behind me with incredible sheet music from the great masters. It’s just very inspiring to have this instrument in my home.

 

TALK TO ME ABOUT BEING ON TOUR. HOW DOES IT JUXTAPOSE WITH YOUR TIME AT HOME?
Juxtaposition is a good word, because my life at home is very oriented around the idea of a nurturing, grounded, stable, creative environment. Everything on the road is a lot more kinetic and spontaneous, and we’re in a different city every day. It’s very temporary. We bring our stuff into our hotel rooms and spend the night and pack it up in the morning and leave. We have these peak experiences every night with huge crowds of people, and then we’re gone from that city. I like to come home and decompress with that sort of very rooted vibe.

The Steinway is very heavy and is not practical to travel around with. So just by its very nature, the massing of it is very grounding, the color, tone. When I am home after all of that travel, and I sit down and I play, I feel the vibration coming from the piano through my body and into the house, it kind of physically connects me back to being home.

 

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WHAT DO YOU TRY TO DO DURING YOUR TIME BETWEEN TOURS?
I think about each chunk of time in between tours as a mini-sabbatical from the professional world of playing music for fans. It’s the time for me to go deeper into music, and it’s such a lifelong pursuit. I just treat every month that we have off as a training session, basically, for me to play myself deeper into music. I study with different teachers, and I’m taking orchestration lessons and piano and guitar lessons and tabla lessons and voice lessons. I structure my day almost like I’m at a school with specific times to work on different things, and then I have the free time to take what I’ve learned with those experiments and teachers and let it infuse its way into something that comes out of me naturally.

 

HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT STUDYING?
I’m pretty methodical in terms of trying to break everything down to small modules. For the piano, I’ll work on specific types of technique. Touch and articulation. Then I’ll work on sight reading and notation. Then I’ll work on improvisation and songwriting and then work on repertoire with a new piece of sheet music. The same thing with guitar, and with the electronic recording world, and putting my studio together, and learning the technical side of engineering, microphones and outboard gear: there are a thousand different things that I’m pursuing right now. They’re all super fun, and I just feel so lucky to be able to spend my time learning about the things that I love.

 

ARE YOU STUDYING COMPOSERS IN AN EFFORT TO LOOK AT MUSIC OVER TIME?
With my orchestration teacher we’ve been real systematic in terms of looking back through the thread of composers passing along their inspiration to other composers. We treat Bach as the foundation for modern music in our studies, and then moving forward through time to Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, and then Stravinsky. Before that, around Wagner time, we’ve got Debussy and Ravel. Just looking at all the threads, and who started to branch out, Wagner and Liszt, into the world of atonality. Then Schoenberg comes along, and Stravinsky and Schoenberg have their split into tonal and atonal. Stravinsky’s doing wild things with polyrhythm and polytonality. Gustav Mahler’s a big hero of mine, and I love Philip Glass and Steve Reich and the whole world of hypnotic, minimalist music. It’s very inspiring to me. Then the film composers came along, because that’s what I see as a modern day extension of Mahler and Wagner. People like John Williams and Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer. These guys are my modern-day composer heroes.

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My dear friend Countess Joycelyn Engle Di Palma is beautiful inside and out! Her kind spirit and love for her family is paramount as we often discuss our lives and all that is happening in them.

Joycelyn received the title of Countess when she married Count Joseph Di Palma, a direct descendant of Norman Adventurer Rainulf Drengot, the first Count of Aversa, who emigrated from Scandinavia and Normandy France in the 11th century. It is wonderful to see the love that Joycelyn and Joseph have for one another after 35 years of marriage.
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Brought up in the heart of French aristocracy, Stephanie Staub spent her entire childhood surrounded by elegance and good taste.

Since she was very young, she has been devoting her time to scouring exhibitions and studying paintings, because she was so inspired and impassioned by art.
At a tender age she used to watch her mother, with fascination, as she designed and created her own clothes, and then, on her tenth birthday, Stephanie made her own first steps in sewing, which culminated in her making her own party dresses as an adult, as well as all of the flower girls’ dresses and page boys’ outfits for her wedding…

After she had then taken some time out to complete her business studies diploma, she naturally came back once again, to her first love of sewing, but this time as a business venture!

And so, Little Eglantine was born, focusing exclusively on dresses and outfits for children, for all special occasions, with particular a focus on wedding designs!

 

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Little Eglantine is passionate about unique quality and creativity.
Our philosophy will always be about exceptional quality and unique products, so treat yourself!
We cater to your specific needs and adapt ourselves to your desires… We will make sure that you receive an attentive and personalized service, for the most memorable day of your life.

We will commit ourselves to doing the best for you!

You can rest assured in the knowledge that all our luxurious materials are vigorously selected for their excellent quality and the fact that they are unique. Thanks to us, you’re guaranteed that whichever fabric you choose, it will look wonderful!

You can be certain that, with Little Eglantine, you will have totally unique outfits for your junior entourage, from the overall design, down to the smallest details.

Come into the world of Little Eglantine, and you will receive the personal and warm touch, which sets us apart from the rest!

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Michelle-Marie Heinemann and Michael TravinMichael Travin is the co-founder of Resident Publications, Manhattan’s largest weekly community newspaper and Magazine….a must read for savvy New Yorkers who crave luxury travel coverage, reviews of top dining destinations, exclusive interviews, and the latest on Art and Culture.

He is also the Co-Founder of Encompass Media Group, one of the leading companies for non-traditional out of home advertising. He is actively involved in the day to day operations and still finds time to be a devoted Father to his three children.

Over a delicious lunch at Sirio, I listened with enthusiasm as Michael spoke about the importance of being actively involved in your children’s lives. He has coached baseball, basketball, and football and has managed and organized entire sports programs. Keeping his family close and spending quality time together is essential. The family loves traveling together and are preparing for an upcoming excursion.

Michael is wonderfully charming and has a gracious relaxed manner that exudes confidence in his beliefs. One of them being, that traditional values are the cornerstone for todays generation of youth. He serves on the board of several privately held companies and leads by example.

How nice it was to spend time with a true family man that is successful in both his private and public lives and adores his family!

We here at Old Fashioned Mom are proud to introduce Michael Travin as our 4th Celebrity Father!

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1. How would you describe yourself?

I’m a hard worker but fun guy who puts his family first. My family is my priority and we actually all really enjoy spending time together!

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2. Can you tell us about your children?

My oldest child Chelsey has now graduated last spring from Syracuse… Go Cuse’ and has a fantastic job with Horizon, a digital media company. So far she’s really enjoying working there and all the perks.

My middle child, Courtney is at the college of Charleston and she’s really loving every minute of living in Charleston and college life in general. She’s living it up right now!

Brandon our youngest, is getting ready for moving up to high school next year. He loves sports; basketball is a main sport. I’ve coached all his sports teams and take him to his travel basketball games every weekend. We have a lot of fun either playing sports together, or just hanging out watching our favorite teams together.

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3. What is a typical day for you?

My typical day is anything but typical. Because I run a company with many people there are always challenges and things going on that vary from day to day. No one day is the same. Right now I’m concentrating on building my social media with The Resident and bringing the magazine completely upscale which means networking at all the social events that are on going in the city. We hit every major party that is important for us to be a part of.

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4. Parents need to be active participants in the lives of their children, I know you have been very involved. Please tell us about some of the activities you have been involved with?

I think it’s crucial not just to be involved with my children during certain events, but to be involved in their lives on a daily basis. Just knowing what’s going on with them and staying connected by listening and being there for them everyday.

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5. What family vacations to you have planned this summer?

We all love traveling and that is big part of our lives together as a family. Now that everyone is older and goes in different directions, the family vacation is so important. We are planning on going to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand this summer. We are very excited about this trip!

6. A large part of our job as parents is to teach our children…. what is the greatest lesson you have taught your children?

I pride myself on being the dad who taught them independence and self reliance. So far all three of my kids are incredibly independent… They don’t need us anymore (sadly)!

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Glamorous Tanja Dreiding Wallace, the granddaughter of legendary Boris Dreiding – the founder of the luxury skin care and parfumerie located in Zurich, Switzerland called Osswald, has carried the family name to New York City.
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How fortunate we are to have this magnificent boutique here! Tanja opened the doors of Osswald in 2012 in Soho and has had major success ever since. Due to the highly selective brands they carry, clients travel all over the world for Osswald events. Some of the skin care brands include: Alpeur, BelleFontaine, Cell Premium, Cle de Peau Beaute, Med Beauty Swiss and Valmont.

I love the fact that the boutique offers men’s grooming accessories as well. Edwin Jagger is a favorite. Beautifully hand made shaving brushes and premium shaving creams are just a few of the treasures one will find at Osswald.

Tanja is an expert on beauty….and on her family! She delights in telling stories of how she loves to gather the family around the table and cook a sumptuous meal consisting of fresh ingredients and her imagination. Her family adores her cooking and her daughter is especially fond of her desserts.

Having the ability to run a family empire and spend quality time with her children is top priority. She is modest with a fierce dry wit and fashionable turned out at all times. Tanja is a true example of a working mom doing it all!

I will be spending all of June in Switzerland with my family and can not wait to see Tanja and her family there, in her native land!

We here at Old Fashioned Mom are proud to introduce Tanja Dreiding Wallace as our eighth Celebrity Mother!

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1. How would you describe yourself?

I’m a mother at heart but I also love my business and I feel responsible for furthering the family heritage. This, of course, is also for my children. I enjoy being challenged and working hard – I’m lucky that I work in the wonderful world of beauty and fragrance! I love connecting with people, which is key for my job.

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2. Please tell us about your children?

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Georgia (Estelle Wallace) is almost 6 years old and in kindergarten. She’s super loving, smart, energetic, funny, emotional, loves sweets endlessly and is very interested in fashion and anything girly – she’s past the classic princess age though and identifies with female and male characters like Hermione from Harry Potter and Hiro from Big Hero 6.

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Charlie (Charles Ralph Wallace III) is 17 months and the cutest thing I could have ever dreamed of. He’s very charming, flirting with ladies left and right – this is his favorite activity besides throwing balls, eating and sleeping. He’s also very energetic, funny, and super expressive with sounds despite not talking yet.

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3. What plans do you have with your family this summer?

First we’re going to Sarasota, FL to visit Grandma Wallace and to take a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando. For Georgia’s Birthday we’re taking her to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Then we will go to Zurich, Switzerland to visit Grossmami Dreiding and Osswald in Zurich – I’m trying to be there at least every 2 months. Lastly we will take a trip to Italy for the Pitti Fragranze perfume expo in Florence which I need to attend – we’re going to spend a few days in Capri and the Amalfi Coast first then the whole family will join me for the expo.

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4. What is a typical day for you?

We usually get up at 6:45am, my husband Charles makes me coffee and brings me a cup, I go to Georgia and Charlie’s room and wake her up. Usually Charlie continues sleeping. After breakfast, my husband walks Georgia to school and I get on the computer and on the phone with my store in Switzerland. After the babysitter arrives we get ready and leave for the city. Often I come home at 8PM when the children have eaten with the babysitter already and they immediately demand all my attention. If she’s not done yet, I do homework with Georgia and at the same time play ball with Charlie. Then at 9PM my husband and I together put them to sleep, each reading books with one of them. On weekend days I cook dinner and we all eat together at the table. That’s when the children get to stay up longer and they always love to, then they sleep later the next day….

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5. Please tell us your favorite family restaurants, museums, and playgrounds?

It’s a bit challenging going to a restaurant with little Charlie at this time – Georgia is very well behaved because we’ve always taken her but Charlie is not able to sit still yet. So we always go to restaurants in our immediate neighborhood because a lot of them are very family-friendly without being actual family restaurants. Georgia’s favorite place is called The Runner which has a very sophisticated menu of local, artisanal, and organic dishes as well as a wonderful wine and special cocktail list – so as adults we enjoy that restaurant too!
We often go to the American Museum of Natural History which is Georgia’s favorite and can be combined with a walk in Central Park afterwards. Also we love going to the Bronx Zoo, which is a beautiful park in summer. As far as playgrounds go the children will enjoy themselves wherever they are but Georgia’s favorite is the one close to our house which has a water park and several different parts to it, and of course this is where she has her social scene going on.
One thing I’m hoping to be able to organize for the near future is that Georgia and I can go horseback riding together. This was my passion when I was a little girl; when I was living in Switzerland I owned a horse and found that horseback riding was the perfect activity to help balance work and life. It brings nature into an otherwise quite urban life and we get to experience seasons much more intensely. I think Georgia would enjoy this too and it’s something we could share. I’m not so sure about Charlie…. (my husband took horseback riding lessons for our wedding so we could ride off on black Friesian stallions together – we got married on Blairquhan Castle in Scotland, very much a fantasy wedding – but it’s not his passion as much as mine and the little boy seems to take a lot after him!).

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6. Traditions are so important, please tell us about your family traditions?

My father was Jewish (he passed away in 1992) and my mother is Russian Orthodox so growing up we celebrated traditions from both religions and mixed them with Swiss traditions. My husband is from an American Catholic family so now we mix even more traditions. The biggest celebrations for us is Christmas – we get a large tree and decorate it extensively with bulbs and ornaments which some of them have been passed through generations. In Switzerland we use real candles on the tree but in America we use the electric garlands. This is a whole family effort. On Christmas Eve I cook a celebratory meal – usually Beef Wellington – and serve the best smoked salmon and caviar with Russian blinis for appetizer. We bring out the family silver, white tablecloth and light candles. After the main course we sing American and Swiss Christmas songs and then the children get to open about half of their presents. This is because in Switzerland this is all there is to Christmas, it all happens on the evening of December 24 and children get all their presents that night. To keep the American tradition we tell the children that the second half of presents are from Santa and they get to open those the next morning.
The second most important celebrations for us is Thanksgiving. I always make a Turkey with all the classic sides (every year I try new recipes trying to outdo last years’) and Pumpkin Pie for dessert. On Thanksgiving we always invite friends.
The third most important is Halloween. We live in a neighborhood with blocks and blocks of old brownstone houses which are super decorated and are bustling with dressed up children and their dressed up parents on Halloween night. There are several street performances happening and trick-or-treating turns into an actual block party. We decorate our house elaborately with creepy skeletons, spider webs and orange lights and we all love to dress up very much (well, I don’t know about little Charlie yet but I assume he will too). Then we go trick-or-treating for a couple of hours then go home to pass out treats ourselves.
From the Russian tradition we celebrate Easter – there is always an egg hunt and if I have the time I make a Pascha – a Russian traditional dessert similar to cheesecake in taste but made from farmer’s cheese which is strained several times then mixed with eggs yolks, butter, cream, sugar and vanilla, then strained again in a special wooden pyramid pan and served with Kulitsch – a yeast cake similar to Italian Panetone. My mother always makes sure the children each get an “Easter Nest” filled with Swiss chocolate eggs and bunnies.
Last but not least are the birthday celebrations for the children – I think it is very important to make “their” day special and give them each a cake with the according amount of candles every year and a few special presents. We will have to keep this tradition especially alive for little Charlie as his birthday is December 20…

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Children, especially preschoolers, tend to be very possessive of their belongings, even to the extent of being possessive about the people around them. Teaching them the art of sharing is a big, yet basic step in parenting. This article will aid you with activities to enhance your child’s ability to share.
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Ever tried taking a toy from a child? What follows next is howling, screaming and crying. What does this have to do with teaching the art of sharing? Well, to answer that, let’s take a look at the psychology of a child. Psychologists all over the world have observed, that children aged 2-6 years, are generally over possessive about their surroundings. Though they inhibit these traits later in life and learn to be sensitive to others feelings, teaching a child the skill of living in harmony is the sole responsibility of the child’s parent, that’s you and your family. Children are good learners and the best part is that children can be molded to behave in a particular manner, especially if they are trained in the formative years of their growth. So to say, your job as a parent is not only to take care of the needs of the child, but also to teach them to adapt to the world at large. After all, teaching how to share is a smaller part of inculcating values that show them how to care for others that includes you as well.

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Teaching a child how to share can be an intimidating task, but as a parent, it is your assumed duty to teach them nevertheless. The best way to go about teaching them to share is not through mere preaching but through deeds. Lest you forget, it is beneficial to allow your child to interact with others of his/her age. Apart from teaching your child at a personal level, your child will learn to live in a symbiotic existence with others even at a playschool/nursery. Given below are activities that will help your child learn sharing at the home front as well as at a group level.

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Yeah, you got this right! Whether you like it or not, the fact remains that children are your mirror image and blindly ape your actions. If your child observes you sharing things with others at home, he/she is likely to follow suit. Make it a habit to share food items and other things with your child. Remind your child time and again that by giving something from what is your share hasn’t taken away anything from you. In return, you can ask your child to share a biscuit or a piece of chocolate with you and remember to thank them. It helps to know that children pick up things very easily and this act of sharing something with them will ensure, they remember to share things with others too. Basically, you will have to explain the concept of sharing and how it helps strengthen bonds, and do not forget to support it with your actions.

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Well, I intend to say, rope in your older children, and treat the kids equally. Teaching one to share and be tolerant is equivalent to teaching all. Healthy interactions between siblings is vital for the child to learn tolerance and sharing. You would have to make your kids understand that the toys belong equally to each of them and by sharing, they are merely increasing the beauty of playing. For a child, his/her possessions are his/her world, it is best to instill in them the habit of asking permission from the other sibling when taking their things, and to return them with gratitude. Sharing toys, color pencils, books, food and other things will help your kids understand each other better. To enforce the habit of sharing, you might have to be ready to shower your kids with a lot of positive reinforcement.

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Isn’t it fun when you can learn while you play? Playtime is equivalent to interaction time, which means time for learning. The amount of time your child spends interacting with siblings, cousins and other children around him/her, is an indicative of how accommodating your child will be in the future. As parents, it is but natural for you to be possessive of your child, but hey, being over possessive will only harm your child. It is best to allow them to interact more with their age group, thus enhancing their adjustment and sharing ability. Rarely will you find children who have spent their childhood in the company of siblings to be possessive of their belongings. Needless to say, you won’t have to put in much effort to make your child comfortable in the company of others as your child will automatically gel with other children.

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Board Games: Games like ludo, chutes and ladders (snakes and ladders), pick-up sticks, etc., teach children the importance of turn taking.
Solve a Puzzle: Perfect game for two or more, shuffle the puzzle pieces and distribute equally among the children. Let them solve it piece by piece.
Building Bridges through Blocks: What better way to keep your kids engaged than to give them building blocks and asking them to make something creative.
Color Me Right: Isn’t it unfair to give color pencils to one and color pens to another? Problem is solved when you ask them to exchange them between each other.
Help Me Alright: Ask your child to help you out with odd chores, it could be painting easter eggs or shopping. After all, isn’t helping out with chores, sharing too?

Come Let’s Learn

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Enroll your child at a playschool to boost interaction and the ability to share. Your home environment obviously acts as a base foundation for your child, but the playschool will work in multiple ways, where your kid will learn as well as adjust. Playschools come equipped with a lot of learning material, which promote healthy interactions between your child and other children. You should remember that a child learns as much from doing as he/she does from imitating. A playschool will allow your child to do both, imitate the teacher as well as initiate the action. A playschool in the right sense is a “home away from home.”

A Little Helping, A Little Giving

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Have you heard the story of the Stone Soup? Well, what makes this story outstanding is the act of sharing which makes everyone happy in the end. There’s a hymn that aptly fits in here, “A little loving, a little giving, to build a dream for the world we live in….” Children at school learn a lot through stories, rhymes, songs, and most importantly, playtimes. Schools conduct games and activities which boost not only the morale of the child, but also stress on team work. One thing is for sure, the most unexpected things happen and your child whom you feared to be selfish would have now changed, miracles do happen!

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Mosaic Color: Again the same rule applies, give the supplies to the children and ask them to share and the resultant picture, will be a work of art.
Potluck: What fun to share lunch with everyone else! So many things to eat, all in a day.
Blocks Too Many: Distribute blocks of different shapes and ask the children to solve a puzzle by sharing blocks with each other.
Opposite Poles: Create a stack of positive and negative signs, shuffle and distribute among children, ask them to change cards with the opposite pole and simultaneously share candy with the one who has a negative card.

Children with all their innocence will tend to be over possessive, and at times, it is beneficial for them as well. However, teaching them to share and adjust to people around them is not a daunting task, if you know how to play your cards well. Teaching children to make good choices in life is your responsibility, live wisely and choose well and finally remember to share as well, for every action of yours is being closely monitored by your child.

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magic-windows-postCreated in 1983 by owner Carole French, Magic Windows has grown into a fixture on Manhattan’s upper east side. It is located on Madison Ave between east 86th and 87th streets where it has been for over 30 years.

“I love this store! They always have beautifully made dresses and darling boys clothes on hand. Very traditional and well made. My daughter and I were recently there and purchased some precious little jumpers for a friend of hers that has an upcoming birthday. Gift Wrap is available which is always a bonus.”

This charming store has the largest and finest collection of classic children’s clothing and accessories for boys and girls, newborn to teen. Warm and welcoming, Magic Windows’ friendly staff is always happy to help you.

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“My dear friend Cassandra Seidenfeld has sent this delicious recipe of Moqueca that she has truly made her own. It is delicious, healthy and easy to make. Fish has so many benefits for children and I try to serve it at least once a week to my family. This dish is so flavorful and comforting…..enjoy!”

Cassandra Seidenfeld“I discovered this sumptuous dish while on vacation in Brazil. I was having dinner in Sao Paolo at a friend’s home. I thought we were having Fejoida but the hostess served Moqueca. Immediately, I inquired about the ingredients in this flavorful fragrant dish. She shared her recipe with me, and when I returned to New York, I began making my idea of “Cassandra’s Moqueca”. I used a different fish that withstands the texture better. I also added the peppers for color and flavor. I cook the fish until it’s flaky and the shrimps are tenderly white. It’s a fantastic Summer dish for sharing! Bonne Appetite!”. – Cassandra

Moqueca Recipe

Moqueca Recipe

INGREDIENTS
2 lbs. slices of white fish fillet (preferably tile fish or halibut)
12 pcs. large shrimps
2 bunches of cilantro
Medium size ginger
2 large onion
1 red pepper
3 lbs. ripe tomatoes
6 cloves garlic
1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Dende oil
1 can coconut milk
1 Knorr chicken cube
1/8 cup cooking oil

PROCEDURE:
1. Make a paste out of bunch of cilantro, garlic and lemon juice, season with salt. Set aside.
2. Make a tomato sauce. Peel, remove seeds and slice tomatoes. Slice onion and sauté in oil.
3. Rub cilantro paste on sliced fish fillet.
4. Line le crueset pot with sliced onions. Put a little salt. Place fish fillet on top of sliced onion. Season with salt.
5. Top fish with tomato sauce.
6. Chop ginger very finely and spread it over the tomato sauce.
7. Next layer is the red pepper strips (julienne).
8. Peel and devein shrimp and arrange them on top of the layer.
9. Pour tomato sauce on top.
10. Cilantro paste, finger and red pepper.
11. drizzle olive oil and Dende oil (you can get from Brazilian food stores).
12. Bring to a boil. Then add coconut milk. Cook until done.
13. Season to your taste.

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Entrepreneur and creator of all things fabulously unique, Tracy Stern presents her newest venture, Skateboard Studio.

May 2015, New York, New York. Skateboard Studio is a collection of artfully designed skateboards inspired by color, art, pop culture,movies,nature and music. Tracy has been fascinated by the artwork and color of skateboards since gradeschool when she became the first female freestyler in her neighborhood.

Not just for the streets, skateboard decks are highly collectible today. “Famous artists like Warhol, Basquait & Damien Hirst are my first collectible skate decks” says Stern. With names like Super Tramp Lava Lamp, Boogie Nights, Studio 54, Peep Show, Spiritual Skater and Film Noir, one can imagine these decks will become collectibles as well.

As if Tracy’s designs weren’t unique enough, she’s enlisted the infamous artist Randy Polumbo to create a limited edition series of boards featuring his inspiring work Lovestream. “Randy’s work (sculpture), his imagination, his mind and his heart, are what made this collaboration a must” says Stern. “I’m inspired by his use of colored glass and beautiful shapes. It’s magical and transports us all to a different planet and takes me to my own garden of Eden.”

As a successful entrepreneur Tracy has cultivated several brands to international status and has appeared in countless international magazines and TV such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and 0, The Oprah Magazine. Tracy writes several national columns on decor trends and entertainment pieces. She received an associate degree from the New York School of Design as well as Received BFA in painting at the University of Tampa. Tracy currently resides in New York City.

Randy’s work has been featured internationally at venues such as Art Basel/Miami Beach and Burning Man, Crocker Art Museum and Museum of Sex, NY. He has been reviewed in the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Art Daily to name a few. Current studio projects include a large penthouse residence turned art installation designed and built from Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory salvage and extensive plants (hydroponic gardens, plant walls, a green roof, and a food garden.) Randy lives and works in New York City and is a graduate of The Cooper Union School of Art.

The boards can be purchased online at www.sk8studio.com. Retail price is $95.00 and $250.00 for Randy’s limited edition versions. T-shirts and matching Adidas are available for purchase as well. Tracy can be seen sporting her gear as she skates through Central Park. And when the summer comes to an end, your board will find a perfect place on the wall as a conversation piece like no other.

Photos by BFA.