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Marc Newson, Unbreakable.

Marc Newson Unbreakable

We all make mistakes, occasionally drop and break something, we understand. Well, now Marc Newson has the fix, at least when it comes to drinkware. The Unbreakable collection by Marc Newson is the perfect solution for combining style and durability. Ideal for a variety of settings, from days out on the water to rooftop parties in the heart of the city. The Unbreakable Drinkware collection features beautifully sculpted shapes, crystal clear and manufactured with state-of-the-art European equipment using the highest quality materials.

Colorful bases that grip the surface and stay put in the roughest of situations combined with glossy Triton tops with clarity that rivals glass. Perfect for all of your upcoming outdoor events and at a great price, too, it’s too good a deal to pass up. Available at Michael C. Fina in White, Cadmium Orange, and Klein Blue.

The O List: 15th Anniversary Crystal Edition

Michael C. Fina is thrilled to be featured on The O List’s 15th Anniversary Crystal Edition! O, The Oprah Magazine has been a source of style, inspiration, and information for 15 years, and in celebration of a decade and a half of publication, the magazine is presenting The 15 Days of Sparkle Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes features Oprah’s favorite crystal-themed gifts to bring  a little sparkle into life. This selection of amazing gift ideas includes a set of 6 shot glasses from Moser’s Pebbles collection, available now at Michael C. Fina.

Set of 6 shot glasses - Moser Pebbles Collection - The O List
Set of 6 shot glasses – Moser Pebbles Collection

This colorful set of whimsical shot glasses from Moser is made from lead-free crystal and features delicately carved bases that mimic the look of small stones or chunks of ice. Modern style with fun pops of color, this collection is sure to please.

The 15 Days of Sparkle Sweepstakes begins on April 20th and ends May 4th. To enter, click here.
To see the entire collection of savvy, sparkly gifts on The O List, click here.
To shop this colorful collection, and the rest of Michael C. Fina’s glassware collection, click here.

 

Featured Fine Jewelry Designer: Tacori

Michael C. Fina is home to many fine jewelry designers, bridal and fashion alike. We carry the largest selection of Tacori jewels in NYC. Tacori creates both bridal and fashion jewelry, made up of a proud family tradition, passed on through multiple generations. Four decades of exquisite jewelry design, an important legacy with a distinct vision.

Haig Tacorian arrived in the United States in 1969 to start a new life and began creating extra ordinary pieces of jewelry with a unique and distinctive European flair. Haig and his wife Gilda, as well as his children Paul and Nadine, and several other Tacorian family members, continue to carry on the family tradition of passion, quality, attention to detail and personal customer care.

Tacori Fine Jewelry - Engagement Ring
Tacori Classic Crescent Platinum & Diamond Cushion Halo Setting

 

Classic Crescent Platinum & Diamond Cushion Halo Setting

The crescent silhouette is Tacori’s signature design component, interlocking half-moon arcs which provide windows of light to reflect the brilliance of the diamonds placed within. Every single Tacori piece is handcrafted with extraordinary care by their artisans in California. The stunning beauty and intricacy of each piece of Tacori jewelry is the result of an uncompromising passion for artisanship.

Tacori Crescent Silhouette Platinum Pave Diamond Eternity Band

 

Crescent Silhouette Platinum Pave Diamond Eternity Band

Spanning four decades, Tacori engagement rings fuse classic elegance with modern inspiration.  Unique to Tacori, you’ll notice the signature design element – the Crescent Silhouette – on virtually all Tacori engagement rings.  Tacori originated the crescent silhouette within jewelry design, and this luxurious motif is a hallmark of Tacori.

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Michael C. Fina’s All Tacori Weekend is taking place at our flagship store located at 500 Park Avenue on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th. The All Tacori Weekend will feature exclusive new Tacori pieces in addition to our already expansive collection. Find more information about this event and see our collection of Tacori fine jewelry at Michael C. Fina here.

DIFFA: Dining By Design

Dining by Design: Antonino Buzzetta & Michael C. Fina

Michael C. Fina and designer Antonino Buzzetta proudly supported DIFFA and DINING BY DESIGN 2015.

DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) held it’s annual DINING BY DESIGN event this month. Michael C. Fina is a proud supporter of DIFFA and this year we were so excited to work with renowned Interior Designer Antonino Buzzetta to sponsor a table for the event. It was an amazing time collaborating on this project for a great cause.

The table features bold design, juxtaposing classically styled tableware alongside more modern pieces, all in a simple but eye-catching black, white, and gold color scheme. The entire table is set before a mesmerizing golden reflective background and deep red floral arrangements bring a soft warmth and depth to the display. Black and gold geometric centerpieces rise up from the glass table to draw attention to the modern light fixture, which is multiplied dozens of times by the angular background, lighting the entire installation fabulously and truly making the gold accents sparkle from every angle.

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN event this year, make sure to stop by Michael C. Fina’s flagship store at 500 Park Avenue in New York, where a recreation of the installation is currently featured in our windows.

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Antonino Buzzetta Design

Boston Marathon Survivors to Marry Today in The Knot Dream Wedding

The Knot Dream Wedding - Michael C. Fina

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 — TheKnot.com, the number one wedding planning destination, today announces the wedding day of The Knot Dream Wedding. Now in its second year, the program followed one couple through every step of the wedding planning process with each element voted on by America. This year, TheKnot.com selected Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino as the very deserving recipients of The Knot Dream Wedding. Today, America can tune in to watch the wedding take place at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC, live on TheKnot.com starting at 11 a.m. See all photos from the day on Instagram and Twitter by following #TheKnotDreamWedding and @theknot.

Rebekah and Pete were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon cheering on Pete’s mother last year. When the bomb exploded, Rebekah’s first thought was to protect her son, so she shielded him. She has endured 15 surgeries over the course of the past year, as well as preparing for the upcoming amputation of her left leg. Pete lost 90 percent of his right Achilles tendon and suffered multiple broken bones in his ankle. He has undergone surgeries and months of physical therapy. Their shared experience as a result of the explosion and surviving their injuries brought them even closer together and strengthened their relationship.

“We could not think of any couple more deserving of The Knot Dream Wedding,” said Rebecca Dolgin, TheKnot.com editor in chief. “We are so thrilled to help them overcome their past and bring on their new beginning to an amazing life together.”

Rebekah and Pete handed off all wedding planning decisions to America. Voting took place weekly on TheKnot.com/DreamWedding where people around the country voted for seven weeks on every element of the wedding, including the location, overall theme, bridesmaid dresses, hair and makeup, rings, cake, flowers and even Rebekah’s dress.

“Solidifying forever with Pete DiMartino just makes my heart really happy. And the fact that we get to share our special day with so many others thanks to The Knot, that’s pretty cool to me,” said Rebekah Gregory, The Knot Dream Wedding bride. “Although we do not feel more deserving of this honor than anyone else, we couldn’t be more excited to have shared our journey with so many other people and to have had America plan our wedding! Everyone has trials in life and this just happens to be ours. But if we can inspire one person to keep pushing forward by sharing our story, it’s totally worth it to me. And I don’t care if I have to hop, wheel or roll down that aisle, I will get to the other end of it because the person waiting for me is the only thing that matters.”

Since Valentine’s Day, thousands of people across the country tuned in to help Rebekah and Pete’s wedding dreams come true. Additionally, Lee Brice, an award-winning country artist, is providing the couple with his new song “I Don’t Dance” as their first dance. Rebekah and Pete will dance to the perfect wedding song, along with enjoying the winning wedding elements:

   -- Location: Asheville, NC, the couple's favorite vacation destination, was 
      chosen for the wedding among other cities that the couple has ties to, 
      including New York, Boston and Louisville. A garden ceremony at Biltmore 
      was chosen for its fairytale setting next to a real-life castle. 

   -- Theme: The theme America chose is Enchanted Garden, a vision created by 
      celebrity wedding planner Marcy Blum of Marcy Blum Associates. With green 
      and brown woodland colors, plus whimsical elements like hanging lanterns, 
      this theme is a nod to Biltmore's gardens. 

   -- Rings: Classically Cool wedding bands were selected: a pave diamond band 
      for Rebekah and a titanium band for Pete, both by Michael C. Fina. 

   -- Bridesmaid Dresses: Rebekah's girls will don chiffon gowns in falcon, 
      complete with a trendy sweetheart strapless neckline by Watters. 

   -- The Dress: Rebekah will wear a gorgeous ivory fit-and-flare dress with 
      beaded embroidery, a dropped-waist and sweetheart neckline by Sophia 
      Moncelli for Kleinfeld Bridal. 

   -- Flowers: The romantic and playful whimsical woodland centerpieces 
      features a willow adorned tree trunk base and a secret garden of flowers 
      in shades of pink, plus blooming cherry blossoms designed by Holly 
      Chapple. All flowers are American grown from the California Cut Flower 
      Commission and will play into the enchanted theme with shades of pink, 
      lavender and peach. 

   -- Cake: Cake Alchemy will create a masterpiece of delicate white ruffles, 
      buttons and stunning peony sugar flowers to match the garden theme. 

   -- Hair & Makeup: Rebekah came to NYC for a hair and makeup trial with Alli 
      Web, founder of Drybar, and Kate Watson from Too Faced. The winning look 
      will be revealed on the wedding day.

 

About The Knot

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource, reaching nearly every bride in America through the #1 wedding website, TheKnot.com; The Knot national and local wedding magazines; #1 wedding planning and fashion apps The Knot Wedding Planner and Wedding LookBook by The Knot; The Knot book series; syndication placements across the Internet and regular television appearances. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO; http://www.xogroupinc.com), a consumer Internet and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Follow The Knot on Twitter @theknot.

Join us on March 6

Furrer-Jacot Trunk Show at Michael C. Fina

Join us on Thursday, March 6 for a Furrer-Jacot Trunk Show!

500 Park Avenue (E. 59th between Madison & Park)

New York, NY 10022

10:00am to 7:30pm

Introducing the new 2014 wedding band collections, as well as the premier of Furrer-Jacot’s new engagement ring collection.

Have the chance to make your vision come to life with a custom wedding band sketch by Lucas Ruppli, the Head of Design at Furrer-Jacot.

Enjoy complimentary engraving with your Furrer-Jacot wedding band purchase!

RSVP by emailing events@mcfina.com today!