Meet ASRL’s Valerie Sobel and Ari Seth Cohen at Book Signings

Valerie-Advanced-Style-coverValerie Sobel, founder of the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation will join author Ari Seth Cohen for the release of Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, a celebration of senior style around the globe. At 75, Valerie is Advanced Style’s “cover girl.”

Inspired by his grandmother’s unique sense of style and her indomitable spirit, Cohen set forth to capture the creativity and wisdom of seniors to show a positive and inspiring image of aging, igniting, in the words of New York Times Style editor Vanessa Friedman, “a movement.”

Please join Valerie and Ari to celebrate the release of Advanced Style: Older and Wiser this Spring with events in New York, Los Angeles, La Jolla and Montecito.

New York:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 7-9pm
Ari Seth Cohen in conversation with Simon Doonan
The Strand, Rare Book Room
828 Broadway (at 12 Street), New York, NY 10003

Los Angeles:

Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 3-6pm
MOCA Store
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 7-9pm
Book Soup
Panel discussion with Ari Seth Cohen, Valerie Von Sobel,
Joy Venturini Bianchi, Colleen Heidemann, and Irene Coyazo.
Moderated by Merle Ginsberg
8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069


Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 4-6 pm
Home of ASRL Board Chair Patty De Dominic

Proceeds to benefit ASRL.
With over 100,000 copies sold worldwide, Cohen’s first book, Advanced Style (powerHouse Books, 2012) set the standard for glamour, fashion, and beauty among the over-60 set in the world’s most stylish locales. Similar in format to the original, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser includes photographs taken in Los Angeles, London, Cape Town, Rome, Florence, Tokyo, San Diego, Palm Springs, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Stockholm, and Geneva. The book also includes 22 short essays written by the subjects of the book, distilling the wisdom and lifestyle secrets of the older generation, as well as a foreword by the great bon vivant Simon Doonan.