From Ivanka’s Desk: September Happenings + a Desktop Download

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From Ivanka: Can you believe we’re already easing into fall? I’m currently on an incredible family trip to Italy—I feel so refreshed, inspired and ready to start a new season. I've got a mid-month trip to Virginia, where I’ll visit Trump Winery for a fun fall festival. It'll be a weekend full of great wine and gourmet treats. My brother, Eric, has done such a fantastic job on this property—it’s a stunning place (and the largest vineyard on the East Coast) that produces amazing, high-quality wines which we’re proud to put our name on. Remember this genius wine list cheat sheet from the property's General Manager, Kerry Woolard? She does a fantastic job managing the winery and The Albemarle Estate, our on-site luxury hotel. The hotel property has many spectacular suites, as well as the most romantic private cabin, with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and secluded back porch. I love the way the property blends modern comforts (a state-of-the-art movie theater) with rustic charm (fly-fishing and horseback riding are both available on the property). It's such a lovely place to spend the weekend. I'll also sneak in a quick trip to Chicago for a few meetings—and to visit Trump Chicago—one of my favorite properties. The city is so beautiful in September; I love the early fall breeze. Otherwise, I’m staying pretty local this month, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I feel so fortunate to call New York City home, especially this time of year. September brings with it one of my favorite annual events—New York Fashion Week. I’m hoping to make time to see some of the collections and spend time with my friends who will be in town for the shows. I’m also looking forward to the Eric Trump Foundation’s annual golf event at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester. It’s a lovely day of golf followed by a fantastic meal at the club, all to support the Eric Trump Foundation. ETF is my brother's incredible organization, which raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It's such an important, worthwhile cause—I'm so proud of the work he's done to support St. Jude's, and I look forward to any opportunity to join his efforts. At the end of the month, the New York City Ballet will kick off its fall season. I can't think of a better way to cap off a month in my beloved hometown (and ease into autumn) than by catching a performance at Lincoln Center—I plan to be there opening night!

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