Haute Author

  • NAME Sherri Balefsky
  • BIO After 18 years growing up in the suburbs of Philly, Sherri Balefsky decided to travel out west for college at the University of Southern California where she majored in communication. In addition to attending dozens of football games, Sherri dabbled in entertainment at MTV, fashion at Yaya Aflalo, and marketing at Equinox Fitness before realizing that writing was her true passion. After spending a year in New York City, she found her way to Florida for more permanent warm weather. When she’s not writing or researching all things luxury for Haute Living, Sherri can usually be found doing crossword puzzles, watching reruns of Friends, or simply out and about exploring Miami, her new home city.

Articles By Sherri Balefsky

Haute Secrets New York: Fashion Designer Yael Aflalo

The creative, energetic, and strikingly beautiful Yael Aflalo was only 20 years old when she launched her own fashion line, YaYa, which she steadily built into the eponymous fashion empire, Yaya Aflalo. The company flourished for more than a decade, garnering the attention of buyers at such high-end retail stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Intermix. Read More

Haute Event: Private Dinner with Zenith Watches at STK New York

On Wednesday evening, Haute Living hosted a private dinner at STK steakhouse in New York City to welcome in Zenith watches Chairman Jean-Frederic Dufour who was in town from Switzerland. Amongst the intimate group was Tincati Chairman Antonio Tincati, who was in town for the opening of the brand’s U.S. flagship store at 20 East 63rd Street. Mr. Tincati, who has stores all over the world, generously gave each dinner guest a tie from his store. Also present was the famous photographer Roberto Dutesco, Zenith U.S. President Alain Huy, restauranteur Seth Greenberg, and Haute Living Publisher Seth Semilof, who welcomed everyone with Sant Arturo and Forever Young Wines. Read More

Haute Secrets Miami: Nancy Batchelor

Nancy Batchelor is a full time realtor at the office of Esslinger Wooten & Maxwell in South Florida. In 2010, Nancy's sales volume totaled $32 million, placing her 15th in real estate sales in all of Miami-Dade County. She highly regarded in the real estate world. Nancy is also extremely involved in the Miami community, supporting the arts and other local philanthropies in the area. She and her husband, Jonathan Batchelor, along with Nicole & Edgar Lozano, are currently the co-chairs for the 2011 Miami Science Museum Galaxy Gala. The event will take place on Saturday, March 26 at the new JW Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Miami. Read More

Haute Event: Paolo Zampolli to Celebrate his Birthday at Provocateur NYC

If anyone knows how to throw a party, it’s Paolo Zampolli. He’s known for throwing some of the most extravagant celebrations in the city that always attract the who’s who of NYC–celebrities, socialites, billionaires, and of course, supermodels. This Thursday, Paolo Zampolli will once again take New York City by storm as he celebrates his 41st birthday with a party at the trendy Provocateur lounge in New York City. Read More

Haute Time: Jaeger-LeCoulture Reverso Watch Celebrates 80 Years

On March 4, 1931, at exactly 1:15 p.m., Mr. René-Alfred Chauvot officially patented the reverso timepiece at the INPI (National Industrial Property Institute) in Paris. 80 years later, the "wristwatch which can slide on its base and flip over on itself” is still one of the most coveted watches in the entire world. Read More