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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Michelle-Marie Heinemann Publisher and Editor In Chief of Old Fashioned Mom Magazine At Traum Safes

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Sheela Murthy, President of Traum Safe

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Jacque Bounin from Le Rosey At Traum Safes

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actress/Model Debbie Dickinson  

At Traum Safes

Hyacinth Cornelia Heinemann and Michelle-Marie Heinemann  pose for a photo-op At Traum Safes

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Actor 

Michael B. Chadwick 

At Traum Safes

It was "Conversation and Cocktails" as the glitteri of society gathered for a cocktail reception presented by Old Fashioned Mom Magazine Editor and Chief Michelle-Marie Heinemann and Sheela Murty Of Traum Safes, a the World Leader in Exquisite high security to welcome Jacque Bounin from Le Rosey....the most prestigious boarding School in the World!!

Owner Sheela Murty reveals "Twenty-five years ago I founded Traum Safe with the mission to revolutionize how affluent families looked after their jewelry. Today we are the leader in luxury home safes. People always ask how a girl who grew up in a small town in India and earned a Ph.D. (summa cum laude) in Biochemistry at age twenty-four from the Freie Universitaet, Berlin, ended up founding Traum Safe. Well, it is about a day that altered the course of my life.

I was a college student doing the typical continental tour with my best friends in my beat up old Audi. We had just tallied up and my friends had handed me cash for all the group expenses I had paid for. Unbeknownst to us, we had been watched. We then visited the beautiful Salzburg Dom Cathedral, where my purse was stolen right from the pews. The thieves were after the cash, but what they got was my great-great-grandmother's diamond earrings. I had just turned 21 and my grandmother sent me her grandmother's earrings as a present. Too late to take it to the bank locker, unwilling to leave it in my college dorm room in Berlin, I had it in the bottom of my purse the whole trip! Years later when I came to the US, the land of opportunities, I moved from pharmaceutical science to pursue my passion. I wanted to make sure no one else experienced that sense of loss and violation that I felt on the balmy summer afternoon in Salzburg. So much has changed in 25 years. Remember when apple was just a fruit we bit into? When blogs, apps and texting did not exist in our vocabulary? When children wrote cute letters to their grandparents? And yet so little has changed. The fundamental principle that my business was founded on remains steady. Affluent families value their treasures and want to both protect and rejoice in them. They want the luxury of privacy and peace of mind.

Over the years I am very proud that we not only look after the fabulous collections of our clientele but also their trust. As I look to the next 25 years, we will continue to build on our strengths of innovation and state-of-the-art technology combined with the solid old-fashioned values of integrity and discretion."

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Five generations of directors –who have always been the owners of Le Rosey— have continuously striven to enhance a unique educational institution providing students with an international education.

Rosey’s alumni have created a powerful and effective association whose members hail from many backgrounds with several of them leaving their mark on the history of the 20th century.

Despite Le Rosey’s attachment to its traditions, discipline and educational standards, the school has always been innovative and at the forefront of many pedagogical advances, especially in the areas of language teaching, biculturalism, personal development, the integration of sports and arts in daily life, motivation and the place of values in education.

A structured, dynamic network of anciens (Rosey alumni) with its own resources, the AIAR is present in the majority of countries across the globe as well as most major cities. It is one of the most effective and lively alumni associations in the world.

Its outstanding success is down to a host of factors: the quality and dedication of its directors and committees, the alumni’s attachment to their former school and the friendships forged there, and the influence of numerous anciens who are prestigious ambassadors for Le Rosey.

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Annabel Revers Wins Great Southwest Equestrian Center Equitation Championship at the Hampton Classic

Brooke Shields poses for a photo-op at the Hampton Classic on 

Grand Prix Sunday

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Equestrian Georgina Bloomberg at the Resident Magazine Cover Party before The Hampton Classic Grand Prix Sunday

Annabel Revers and Quax - Shawn McMillen Photo

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with New 12 Reporter Elisa DeStefano and Socialite Colleen Rein at Hampton Classic on Grand Prix Sunday

Following two rounds of competition Saturday at the Hampton Classic, Annabel Revers of Weston, MA, came out on top in the $10,000 Great Southwest Equestrian Center Equitation Championship.

evers received a first-round score of 86 and a second-round score of 97, (from which three points were deducted for time penalties) to finish with an overall total of 180 points. Second place was awarded to Madison Goetzmann of Skaneatles, NY, with a final total of 171.5, and third went to Jordyn Rose Freedman of Longmeadow, MA, just a half point behind with 171.0.

Returning in reverse order of standing following the morning's first round of competition, Revers had the good fortune of riding second-to-last and was able to watch the rest of the riders tackle the course before her turn in the ring.

"After watching the first riders go, we knew the time would be tight so we talked about keeping a really good pace, and not taking too much time around the turns," said Revers. "You had to ride the lines very accurately and you couldn't make up the time in the lines so you had to focus on the turns."

Revers, who is trained by Stacia Madden and has recently started working with Max Amaya, emphasized the plan for the second round was to ride through any mistakes.

"The biggest thing Max emphasized was if we had a small mistake to keep going," explained Revers. "It was a tough course and it would be impossible to do absolutely flawlessly. If something happened you'd just have to keep going and do the best you can. My horse has a very nice canter, he goes at a more forward pace than some others. He's a great jumper - very brave, which was definitely very important jumping onto the bank. The early riders had rails, time faults and refusals. It just emphasized you just had to ride the course; don't worry about making it smooth or look beautiful, just ride the course and get the job done."

Amaya's wisdom comes from experience: "My advice for the second round was stick to the plan, follow every single instinct, but don't overreact. Don't overcorrect. Let the horse jump. Give him a little space, but don't overthink this course."

The $15,000 Carolex Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic was won by Friday's Junior Jumper winner, Daisy Farish with Alberto II. Jordyn Rose Freedman was second with Feeling, and Philip Richter was third with Pistoya.

The $10,000 Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic was won by Katie Tyler, riding Surf de la Cense owned by Barbara Kipihasha. Tyler received the Firefly Trophy, donated by Philip Richter of Turnabout Farm in honor of Christophe de Menil, for the win. Second went to Jazz Johnson Merton with Caliber 9, and third went to Brooke Gunther with Wilford 2.

The Gochman sisters continued their winning ways, taking first and second in the $10,000 Junior Jumper Classic Saturday morning. Mimi took top honors with Avoloma BH while Sophie took second with Carola BH. Coco Fath finished third with Cohbanta.

In the $5,000 Adult Jumper Classic, Lindsey Tomeu took the win with Gold Lux, Sarah Gordon on Bonitha was second and third went to Deborah Perkins with Emerald Grace.

In the $5,000 Children's Jumper Classic, sponsored by the Swan Creek Family Corporation, Hallie Grimes finished on top with Alasca LV Z followed by Sophia Pilla and Betty Boop III in second, and Charlotte Currey with Califa in third.

In the Anne Aspinall hunter ring, Becky Gochman took the championship in the Hunt Ltd. Amateur Owner 36+ hunters, with John Ingram taking the reserve with Cuba.

Gochman, whose teenage daughters were also extremely successful this week at the Classic, admits to "being pretty busy" at the Classic, but having a good time fitting in some riding herself.

"This horse, Catch Me, is amazing," said Gochman. "I call him my magic unicorn. We weren't quite in sync with each other Friday - this is my first time taking him on the grass and I was a little nervous. He is very sensitive so he picked up on that. We were able to make a full comeback today and I'm very proud of him. Our team is amazing and I'm filled with gratitude. Just to ride on this classic green ring of the Hampton Classic - anything that happens is icing on the cake. This is the most beautiful horse show in the country."

Standouts in this very competitive division, Ingram was equally as proud of Cuba, who comes to the Classic having just won the 2017 USHJA International Hunter Derby in Lexington in August.

"Becky rode beautifully and Catch Me was awesome today," said Ingram. "There's no shame in being second with a 90! My mother-in-law, Agneta Currey, is one of the founders of the show, so we make a point of getting up here each year. It's incredibly special. It's a beautiful grass ring, we don't get to ride in many of those anymore. They make a real effort here to make this show lovely and special. It's a great way to wrap up the summer season."

In the GiGi New York Amateur-Owner Hunters, 18-35 years, Peter Lutz and Chablis were awarded the championship, with reserve going to Nikki Diamantis with Cascina.

The Grand Champion Junior Hunter was awarded to Mythical, owned by Gochman Sport Horses and ridden by Sophie Gochman.

Sunday, September 3 is Grand Prix Sunday at the Hampton Classic. The $10,000 Hermès Hunter Classic is the featured competition in the Anne Aspinall ring. Festivities in the Grand Prix Ring begin with the $25,000 Jumping Derby followed by the grand finale -the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI**** Presented by SOVARO®. The winner of the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge will also be presented. Competition starts at 10:00 a.m.

The Classic features over 200 classes in six beautifully manicured show rings; a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors for shopping, and a wide selection of dining options on the world-class 60-acre showground.

The Hampton Classic is one of the most spectacular equestrian events in the nation and showcases the highest levels of hunter-jumper competition. The world-class event hosts hundreds of top riders and horses from all over the nation and world.

For those who can't make it to the show grounds, complimentary live webcasts of all Grand Prix ring competitions air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ShowNet. Most of the Classic's other classes are also available on In addition, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These broadcasts can also be seen on line at

For complete horse show results and more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at or call (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.

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Resident Magazine Celebrates August Cover Star  Equestrian and 

Philanthropist Georgina Bloomberg

Philanthropists and Equestrian Georgina Bloomberg poses for a photo-op with Son Jasper at Resident Cover Party in Water Mill, NY

Melissa Kassis, Georgina Bloomberg, her son, Hillary Latos, & Michael Travin pose for a photo- at The Resident Cover Party in Water Mill, NY

Avanti Gupta, Georgina Bloomberg pose for a photo-op at Resident Cover Party in Water Mill, NY

Lauren Roberts & Melissa Kassis pose for a photo-op at Resident Cover Party in Water Mill, NY

Philanthropist Georgina Bloomberg and Son Jasper pose for a photo-op at Resident Cover Party in Water Mill, NY

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Model Sian Osborne  at Resident Cover Party in Water Mill, NY

Kenza Salahdine and Eric Andrews poses for a photo-op pose for a photo-op at Resident Cover Party in Water Mill, NY

Zach Erdem, Georgina Bloomberg pose for a photo-op at Resident Cover Party in Water Mill, NY

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op pose for a photo-op at Resident Cover Party in Water Mill, NY

Equestrian and Philanthropist Georgina Bloomberg poses on This month's issue of Resident Magazine.

Resident Magazine’s publisher Michael Travin, associate publisher Melissa Kassis, and editor-in-chief Hillary Latos hosted a party to celebrate Equestrian and Philanthropist Georgina Bloomberg, who is on the cover of Resident Magazine’s August 2017 issue which happens to tie in perfectly with the The Hamptons Classic Event that closes the Summer Season in the Hamptons.

The invitation-only event was held at a private estate in Water Mill, New York on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Attendees included: Georgina Bloomberg, Melissa Kassis, Hillary Latos, Michael Travin, Christine Prydatko, Stacy Rudin, Daniel Lafuente, Victoria Domenico, Don Maslow, Gretchen Matthews, Caitlin Hausser, Andrew Turrin, Michael Gordon, Janna Bullock, Laurie and Michael Gelman, Zach Erdem, Avanti Gupta, Amanda and Anne Hearst, Neal Sadick, and Carlos Arruza Jr.

Resident Magazine offers its readers engaging profiles about people of influence, fashion, art and trends in Manhattan and the Hamptons. At the cover party, the private estate offered guests beautiful scenery, where they enjoyed a selection of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, while celebrating the Resident Magazine August cover star Georgina Bloomberg.

Event sponsors include: Resident Magazine, Simple Vodka, Rosé Piscine, Mint Catering, Longines, Tourneau, Trelliss, Tastings NYC, and Long Island Sports Cars.

Georgina Bloomberg is an accomplished professional show jumper based in New York City, North Salem, NY, and Wellington, Florida. Bloomberg represented the United States Equestrian Team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, where she earned a Team Bronze medal.

In addition to a successful equestrian career, Bloomberg has co-authored four young adult novels about the equestrian show circuit, The A Circuit, and is well known for her philanthropic efforts, particularly for her extensive animal welfare work and for founding The Rider’s Closet in 2006. In 2016, Georgina had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural season of the Global Champions League in the capacity as both a rider and team owner. Developed by Jan Tops and Frank McCourt, co-owners of the Longines Global Champions Tour, the revolutionary new show jumping format unites squads of five riders over two rounds of 1.55m level competition held on the Friday of each LGCT stage.

Owner of the GCL Team Miami Glory, Georgina, along with an impressive all American-English team line-up including former London Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Brash, Rio Olympic Silver Medalist Kent Farrington, multiple Nation and World Cup US rider Kimberly Prince and Great Britain’s rising U25 star Jessica Mendoza, made their Team debut on the sands of Miami Beach in April 2017.

Current, passionate and informative, Resident Magazine is a digital entity with exclusive print and digital content that embodies the luxury aspirational lifestyle. Resident Magazine resonates with titans of industry, the movers of entertainment and influencers and high net worth individuals who can and do make choices for their travel, dining, cultural and real estate needs. The print edition can be found in NYC, Hamptons, South Florida, and Los Angeles and combined with its online presence and social media outlets, Resident Digital reaches a total of 1.5 million readers and growing.

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