Robert Rufino has had an extraordinary career that began at the original Henri Bendel at 10 West 57th Street working under the leadership of the legendary Geraldine Stutz. Robert was responsible for Bendel’s window display, interior design, and merchandising. He has worked for numerous publications, including Elle, Taxi, Harper’s Bazaar, and The New York Times Magazine. He also spent thirteen years at Tiffany & Co. as Vice President of Creative Services Worldwide. One of his fondest memories of working at Tiffany’s was working with Elsa Peretti. After Tiffany, he worked at House Beautiful as Editor-at-Large. Following that he worked at Architectural Digest and Elle Décor where he was the Interior Design Editor. He is now the Style Director at House Beautiful, going on three years, where he oversees the design and style of the brand. He fosters meaningful partnerships with designers and executes design-forward photoshoots. He is known for being a “man about town” and has been on the International Best-Dressed list several times.
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One of my favorite eateries as it sizzles with a throwback New York style. The red neon sign, the iconic Martinique wallpaper, the lychee martinis, and the bevy of models… A true Studio 54-era restaurant. Staples include the spicy beef salad, summer rolls, and the Chilean sea bass. A forever classic.
– Christian Leone
Upper East Side, NYC
The most memorable course I took while a graduate student was a seminar held on site, with a Frick curator, sometimes by candlelight. It is a sacred space.
– Amy Fine Collins