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Scene Noir:

February 9, 2012

Gregory’s Grand Opening

High Notes and High Style

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Gorgeous Grammy-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari and debonair tastemaker Fonzworth Bentley entertain the crowds for the grand opening celebration of Gregory’s boutique with GM Tara Werther as co-host.

Fonsworth Bentley, Miri Ben-Ari Fonsworth Bentley, Miri Ben-Ari

The VIPs

Special guest host Miri Ben-Ari, an Israel-born Grammy wining violinist and Fonzworth Bentley (AKA Derek Watkins, with co-hosts Tara Werther, Carey DePasquale and Leslie Matney


The Venue

The sleek, Euro-style boutique Gregory’s in the luxury wing of Lenox Square.


The Highlights

Tara Werther, Darrell Mays Tara Werther, Darrell Mays

Miri Ben-Ari, who has collaborated with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys, wowed the crowds with her virtuoso performance of music fusing classical influences with jazz, R&B and hip hop. Next the dapper Fonzworth Bentley grabbed the spotlight with his combination song and dance performance. (P.S. no umbrella in sight, but we love his monogrammed loafers and orange socks). Dressed to impress guests sipped cocktails and admired the sexy and cutting-edge fashions for men and women, plus bags and a major shoe salon (think: crystal studded platforms, Lorenzi chain pumps, stiletto booties). Among the luxe labels for men and women: Alexis Mabille, Cesare Paciotti, Christian Dior, Lanvin, YSL, Y-3, Luisa Beccaria, Temperley London, Stella, Herve Leroux, Fonsworth Bentley, D-Squared, Gucci, Alexander McQueen.


The Cause

A portion of proceeds from the evening benefitted United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Atlanta-based Nsoro Foundation. The Nsoro Foundation offers academic scholarships and mentoring to foster care children who have aged out of the system,



Carey Depasquale, Allyson Longshore Carey Depasquale, Allyson Longshore





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