Want the cure for wedding jitters? Try getting into the Coterie, the fashion trade show held biannually in New York. At least that’s the method Malka Meiersdorf swears by. This past summer, the 30-year-old Upper West Side resident didn’t have time to fret about every last detail of her August wedding. She was too busy angling for a chance to launch Israeli fashion designer Naama Bezalel’s career in the United States through Milk & Honey Imports, Meiersdorf’s newly formed fashion import and distributor firm.
Jose de Meirelles is going American, and informal. And he’s betting that there’s a market in the Jewish food world for a sophisticated kosher bar.
The owner of the famed kosher steakhouse Le Marais, de Meirelles has just opened The Clubhouse Café, an American-style bar and restaurant located just across the street from his high-toned French kosher steakhouse on West 46th Street. Clubhouse is sleek and minimalist — you could walk right past the restaurant without even realizing it’s there.
Yossi Goldberg played soccer and basketball as a boy growing up in Israel, but figure skating was in his blood — his mother was a figure skater in Lithuania.
That, says Goldberg, founder and president of the Israeli Figure Skating Association, is why he has devoted a dozen years to a winter sport in a Mediterranean country.