Friday, November 22, 2013


AVANT / GARDE DIARIES and Mercedes Benz present 
"The Perfect Moment" a chronicle of iconic photography.
Automotive photography, fashion and design at it's finest. 
The exhibition assembles a selection of over 35 works.

372 Broome street, NYC.

1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster

Documentary Film maker, Christina Birkhead and Yours truly.

1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe

Brazilian artist, Lua Butani.

Soccer legend, Pele with his 480 SL

1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing

Lua Butani and Dylan Gerold.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Falanghina Pizza Bar Restaurant,
 officially opened it's doors on Thursday, November 14, 2013.
Featuring Genoese and Neapolitan wood-oven Pizza and Pastas.
Antipasta, Insalate, Primi and traditional deserts.
*For Falanghina and Fashion scroll down.

FALANGHINA, 130 St. Marks Place, NYC.
(between 1st Avenue and Avenue A)

Owner and Head Chef, Manuel Vella with a Margherita,
tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil pizza.

Falanghina, offers a very good selection of wines 
and beer for the discriminating palate.

Falanghina serves a variety of pizza's, also vegetarian, made to order.
I enjoyed the Brussels sprout, black olive, basil pizza. 

The traditional wood burning stove makes the pizza 
a gastronomical delight, without comparison.

Stop in and enjoy some great pizza, scrumptious, homemade pasta
or sample their incredible deserts.

Sara Gamberini was a most helpful and charming waitress.

The Nutella desert with chocolate sauce and strawberry.

Francisco Castro, Mari Jose Teran, Owner and Master Chef Manuel Vella
Marta Antillon and Yours truly, photo taken by Sara Gamberini.

Owner, Manuel Vella and New Chef, Pierfrancesco.

Anna Vella and Sara Gamberini


Designer, Alicia Reina brought her line to Falanghina for a NYFW soiree,
in the East Village on February 10, 2014.

Party goers, buyers and patrons were on hand
for a festive event.

Fashion stylist, Aslin Zoe worked on the photoshoots.

Artist, designer, Guston Abright contributes his designs 
to Reina's exclusive scarf line.

Of course there was wonderful pizza.

Owner of Falanghina, Manuel Vella, Alicia Reina and boyfriend,