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n Saturday, we had a bunch of people over for dinner and I baked two cakes,” says Tracy Anderson of her weekend at home in Sag Harbor. “One was a vanilla caramel cake and one was chocolate. I really like to bake.” Then she laughs and says, “They were gluten-free, but they were definitely not sugarfree!” This is not what you might expect from fitness guru Tracy, who has built a global wellness empire and is known for sculpting the bodies of everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez. But once you get to know Tracy, you discover that not only does she have a sweet tooth (she always carries a stash of organic chocolate with her), she firmly believes that wellness is all about balance.

Living in Sag Harbor is integral to this balance. Tracy’s busy schedule takes her around the world, but she always returns to her happy place. When we sit down for our interview on a gray, balmy Monday morning, the mother of two has just spent the weekend with her five-year-old daughter, Penny, along with Panda, their long-haired Chihuahua puppy, at her Hampton’s home. The workout expert cherishes her weekends here because her weekdays are often jam-packed. Straight after our interview, she’s heading to Philadelphia, then New York City the following day, and Los Angeles on Friday. “Spending time with my family is the most relaxing thing to me,” says Tracy, 42, who also has a son, Sam, 18. “I probably filmed Penny dancing for a straight hour and a half on my phone yesterday. That was like meditation for me.” She continues, “We like to paddle board and do things outside,

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“Penny actually brought into my life the one lesson that I was never able to learn: she taught me to stand up for myself ”

like go on little hikes, but mostly we pretty much stay home and just have fun.” The summers are especially busy for Tracy because she has two studios in the Hamptons – one in Water Mill, which she’s had for many years, and a second in East Hampton, which opened two years ago. “It’s off to a very busy start,” says the entrepreneur, who is most famous for developing the Tracy Anderson Method. “A lot of people who come to the Hamptons in the summer, they really take off from work. That’s not my reality because I work all summer, but it’s nice that my team and I can actually work outside on our computers.” The big news in Tracy’s world is her new East 59th Street flagship in Manhattan – housed in a former movie theater; it debuted in March this year. “What we’ve accomplished is really stunning,” she enthuses, frequently crediting her team who developed the studio. “It’s like an amazing ‘wellness haven’ where you get everything in a really authentic way. It’s my favorite studio that I’ve ever opened.” This will be the model for many more studios opening over the next few years. “We’re really setting the stage,” says Tracy. As well as offering classes and private training, the space has TA Café, which serves up organic coffee and smoothies as well as salads, soups, sandwiches and pasta. “The café is really exciting for us because we have the fitness perfected, and how you eat and how you move go hand in hand,” says Tracy, who recently launched two new flavors of her organic TA

Ultimate Clear Bars in Target. For the TA Café menu, she teamed up with her long-time friend and business partner Gwyneth Paltrow, who helped develop the menu. “The nice thing about Gwyneth and I, it’s like when you’ve been married to someone for a decade – you know if they don’t like mayonnaise,” she laughs, explaining that she can often predict what Gwyneth does or doesn’t like. Another significant woman in Tracy’s life is Jennifer Lopez, who is her only celebrity private client these days. They train together as often as possible, and Tracy always has one of her trainers travel with the 47-year-old singer. Just last week, Tracy trained with Jennifer in New York City, and she also works with her in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. “I train her all over the place, and she comes to the Hamptons in the summer,” explains Tracy. “She’s a sweetheart, and she’s so giving and smart. She’s such a good mom and really nurturing; she’s kind of just the ultimate woman.” Don’t be surprised if there are some big names on Tracy’s new radio show on SiriusXM, launching June 19. “I really don’t ever pimp out my clients on Instagram or anything like that. It’s just not my style,” she says. “But we are booking a lot of people that I have worked with over the years who are pretty influential.” The Tracy Anderson Show will air on Mondays at noon with a different guest and topic for discussion each week. It’s the first time that Tracy has hosted a show, and she’s excited about having a new voice. “I hate elevators more than anything because I’ve had very June 2017 | 35


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bad experiences with them. And they were like, ‘Listen, we want to offer you this show, but you’re going to have to take an elevator.’ When I agreed, I realized that I wanted to do it pretty badly,” she says. What has made Tracy a stronger person is having her daughter, Penny, who recently celebrated her fifth birthday with “a massive kids’ dance party” at Tracy’s Water Mill studio. “Penny actually brought into my life the one lesson that I was never able to learn for myself: she taught me to stand up for myself,” says Tracy. “I’d always been bad at it; I’m not a confrontational person – up until having Penny. But there’s nothing like bringing a little daughter into this world… She really made my voice get strong.” Penny is well versed in Tracy’s Hamptons morning routine and often asks, “Mommy, are you going to go dance with the ladies?” For the past couple of summers, Tracy has changed up her workout gear. This began when her teenage son, Sam, who is graduating high school and preparing for college in New York City in the fall, asked her, “Mom, do you think you can not wear bikinis around my friends, please? Because it really bothers me when they say you look hot.” Tracy went and bought several one-piece bathing suits and started wearing them to classes with sweatpants over them so she could run home and jump straight into the pool with her kids. During the summer, Tracy enjoys hosting close friends at her home. “It’s kind of like a day of swimming turns into a barbecue,” she says. “Or we love to go out to eat. We have a few local spots that we like.” Her favorite place in Sag Harbor is Italian restaurant Dopo La Spiaggia, where her go-to dish is the poached Branzino. Back in New York City, Tracy’s new favorite place to eat is Cosme, world-famous chef Enrique Olvera’s contemporary Mexican restaurant. “I ate everything, I think! Their guacamole is beyond, and every single glutenfree dish is so good,” says Tracy, whose only two diet rules are gluten-free and organic when possible. Looking forward, Tracy is taking her first vacation for as long as she can remember at the end of July. “I am taking a total check-out vacation for the first time in so long,” she says of the eight-day trip to an undisclosed destination. “I cannot tell you my last proper vacation. Everything is work-cation for me, for many years. It was a big deal for me to take three days at Easter and go see my brother. I legitimately have been out of balance in the vacation department for a really long time.” While Tracy is certainly in need of some downtime, don’t expect her to be slowing down anytime soon. Her growing brand encompasses six studios in New York and Los Angeles (with more in the pipeline), dozens of fitness DVDs, sportswear and exercise equipment, a line of nutritional bars, the new radio show, and, of course, her global real-time video-streaming service, which reaches subscribers in more than 50 countries worldwide. However, her aim during her 18-year career has never been to take over the world. “If anything, I would like to be connecting the world through health, being a supporter and a leader,” she says passionately. “To really help people let their own light shine. My mission is not to take over anything, but to take it on.”

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wakening in beautiful Central Park South, the restaurant previously known as The Back Room, returns as Bevy, and it is better than ever. Bringing to you an entirely refashioned space in the Park Hyatt, Bevy offers a tasteful new American menu with elegance and class. The menu, curated by Chef Chad Brauze, includes locally sourced ingredients that are reflective of his classical training and meticulous preparation he gained by cooking in some of the most esteemed kitchens. The carefully designed seasonal menu is dedicated to delivering beautifully presented dishes. Using local purveyors and farmers, it is clear that meals are being held to the highest regard in taste and refinement. The vegetable section is made up of mouthwatering choices such as Grilled Green Asparagus with country ham vinaigrette, Crispy Oyster Mushroom with pickled ramps, and Fava Beans with spring onion soubise. Main dishes include delicious options, rotating during seasons, that focus on grilled fish and meats to satisfy your appetite. Choices such as the Montauk Golden

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Tilefish with fennel broth, red pepper and roulade, and the One and a Half Pound Maine Lobster halved and grilled with salt potatoes and beurre blanc, are the perfect choices for a seafood lover’s plate. As for the variety of wood-fired dinners served “For Two,” the Bourbon-Brined Green Circle Chicken stuffed with herbs, rye berries and spring onion, the 40 oz. DryAged Bone-in Bison Rib Eye with asparagus vinaigrette and Vidalia onion, and the Smoked Mangalista Pork Collar with whole grain mustard and turnips, are impressive spins on old-fashioned cuisine. Bevy’s dessert menu is headed by Chef Scott Cioe, who has spent time in the kitchens of Thomas Keller and Gordon Ramsey. Chef Scott prepares blissful handcrafted pastries, offering sweets such as Carrot Cake Éclairs, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Pavlova with olive oil Chantilly, Rhubarb jam topped with almonds. The beverages at Bevy are created with the same attentiveness to detail. Cocktails such as Tunki’s Nectar with Pisco, dry Vermouth, Oreat Syrup, Lemon Juice and Peychaud’s Bitters are some of the offerings. As for the wine selection, Bevy offers the best of the best, with a list curated by Tristan Prat-Vincent, a recipient of the

Wine Spectator’s “Best of Excellence” Award. The 1,200 bottle-wine library showcases the incorporation of local producers, concentrating on emerging wine artisans that provide selections from classic wine regions in the United States and Europe. The fully renovated space delivers an earthy atmosphere with its warm-toned wood-paneled dining room, ombre rugs and antique mirrors. Custom bronze light fixtures hang before plush banquettes, velvet chairs and stone gray with gold-detailed table tops, providing a casted ambient light throughout the restaurant. Neighbored by cultural icons such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the MoMA, Bevy features an artistic flare in its contemporary-designed cocktail bar. Your dining experience will be enriched by the expertise of Bevy’s talented staff.

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aking its debut in Times Square, Ortzi serves a contemporary twist on traditional Basque cuisine. Ortzi offers a wide range of dishes that not only bring a warm, welcoming flavor, but a fresh interpretation of classic meals inspired by the tastes of Northeastern Spain. Plates range anywhere from steak to seafood, guaranteeing everyone finds something to satisfy. Located in the upscale LUMA Hotel Times Square, in an intimate setting that delivers an exquisite fine-dining experience. Beyond the kitchen, the experienced staff is entrusted to deliver only excellence. Admired chef and restaurateur, Jose Garces, was previously known for the opening of his successful restaurant, Amada, making Ortzi his second in the city. As for his partner, Chef Michael Han, he has also had his fair share of experience in the industry with both Bouley and A Voce. The appreciation for Basque cuisine came to Garces

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as a young chef living in Spain. During his time there, he had observed this style of cooking to which ultimately became his muse at Ortzi. The menu is a representation of this, including assorted dishes cooked in a cazuela, a Spanish terracotta cooking pot, a staple element to the menu allowing for traditional flavors with a modern take. To start your meal, the tapas menu offers a variety of inviting appetizers, especially the tapas a la planxa. For dinner, the Zarzula, or seafood stew, makes for a savory meal. Served with rice (similar to paella) topped with red prawns, mussels, calamari and thinly sliced Marcona almonds, it is the perfect twist on delicacy with elegance. Pair this with the perfect wine, one in which originates in the regions stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pyrenees Mountains. Afterward, indulge in a heavenly Pastel Vasco for dessert, a mouthwatering Basque-style custard tart, with a taste of apricot, a hint of olive oil and crowned with a pistachio cream. Ortzi is ideal for any time of the day, offering not only

a delicious dinner, but the finest breakfast and lunch menus as well. If you aren’t up for a private meal, the tapas menu with an arrangement of cocktails is perfect for those who want to enjoy what the lively lounge and bar have to offer. Whether you’re in search for a unique and delectable menu, or a quick bite and drinks before a night out, Ortzi is the perfect choice. Conveniently located steps away from Bryant Park and less than a mile from the Museum of Modern Art, Ortzi’s location makes it easy to enjoy a meal and enjoy the rest of your day or evening. Let Ortzi bring the essence of the rustic Basque country of Spain and France to your table in New York City.

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Whether you’re in search for a unique and delectable menu, or a quick bite and drinks before a night out, Ortzi is the perfect choice.

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ocated on Lafayette Street in New York City, ACME combines Italian and French cuisine in order to create a dining experience that is uniquely New York. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Brian Loiacono, the restaurant offers options from pastas to steaks and fish and of course a large array of side dishes. By fusing two culinary traditions, Loiacono has developed a rich and elegant menu to suit any palate. ACME is run like a finely-oiled machine under Loiacono’s watch, who brings his years of culinary experience to bear in developing the new bistro-style menu. Trained in the Italian cooking tradition by birth and in the French by schooling, Loiacono has been working in restaurants since the age of 19, and his experience and skill is the essence of the restaurant. The menu covers a wide variety of items in different culinary styles. You can start your meal with an appetizer of Carrots roasted in three different spices, a wonderful Oysters Rockefeller, or even a Smoked

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Trout Tabbouleh with beets and farrow. From there, you can move on to a Baked Rigatoni Pasta or a Risotto prepared with Ricotta Salada. You could also begin your meal with one of the house specialties, small plates that the restaurant takes special pride in. These include Pâtés of Pork and Foie Gras, or Beef Tartare with Aleppo Chili and Gem Lettuce. For your entrée, you have the option to choose between two different fish, or help yourself to a NY Strip Steak or Duck Breast with a piquant sauce. And for dessert, feel free to help yourself to Uncle Pete’s Ricotta Cheesecake with golden raisins, rum and Ritz crackers. As for beverages, ACME is well-served on that front as well. Dev Johnson has been brought on to handle the cocktails, and his creations are a blend of the classics, such as Negronis and Manhattans, and his own personal creations, such as the Cognac, ginger, lemon, and egg-white fusion known as the French Breakfast. If you are more in the mood for a more traditional drink, wine director Nicole Hakli has ensured that ACME

has a robust inventory of Old World-style wines for affordable prices, along with other wines brought in by consignment. There is no shortage of fine wine at this establishment. ACME even offers a downstairs bar, where patrons in the mood for a more relaxed and simpler affair can sample cocktails, wines and various small plates both from the restaurant and exclusively for the bar. The restaurant also offers brunch options, including a French omelet and coalcrusted burger that are utterly amazing. Whether you want a sit-down affair at an elegant restaurant or a quick stop at the bar before you head home, ACME is a bistro perfectly suited for whatever your dining needs may be. Stop by soon, and see what rich delights an Italian-American-born French-trained chef can provide for your palate that evening. 9 Great Jones St New York, NY 212.203.2121

Located on Lafayette Street in New York City, ACME combines Italian and French cuisine in order to create a dining experience that is uniquely New York. June 2017 | 53




estled in beautiful Central Park, Tavern on the Green captures the spirit of New York City while offering a delicious spring menu consisting of local and seasonal ingredients. Perfect for an afternoon or evening in the city, whether you choose to dine in the cozy courtyard or the elegant dining room, Tavern on the Green has an inviting atmosphere and is a landmark destination in Central Park. Since 1934, Tavern on the Green has served patrons a rustic menu within a warm setting. Though it has undergone changes in management over the years, the restaurant has maintained its iconic status overlooking Sheep’s Meadow Green. In 2013, current owners and restaurateurs, Jim Caiola and David Salama

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revamped the seasonal menu so that it would better reflect modern New York dining tastes, reopening the restaurant in April 2014 after extensive renovations. The new spring menu additions include Maple Grilled Smoked Bacon with black radish, red watercress, frisée and Dijon vinaigrette, a Roasted Spring Garlic Shrimp entrée partnered with garlic butter and arugula pesto, a scrumptious Caramelized Rack of Lamb with rosemary-roasted baby carrots, potatoes, and drizzled with a lovely honey and herb glaze, and a Grilled Lobster Risotto meal served with creamy rice, mango, jalapeño and cilantro. In addition to serving incredible lunches and dinners, Tavern on the Green provides the same quality to their desserts, bar menu and weekend brunches. Tavern on the Green is unlike any other restaurant in

New York City. From its gorgeous views of sunny Central Park to its cinematic style, the restaurant has attracted many customers as well as filmmakers. Reinforcing its iconic status, Tavern on The Green has been featured in numerous films over the years. Ghostbusters (1984), Stella (1990), and Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011), to name a few. Enjoy dining in a lush New York City oasis and experience firsthand the pleasures of being in the heart of Central Park. Tavern on the Green welcomes you to take a seat in one of its elegant dining areas and stay for an enchanting meal. Central Park West & 67th St New York, NY

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occo Steakhouse is a steak lover’s haven. Serving dry-aged steaks, and fresh local seafood, Rocco gives the classic steakhouse a contemporary twist. The restaurant is located in a loft-like space and features leather banquettes, mahogany paneling and grand high ceilings, making it a perfect setting for a romantic dinner, a power lunch or a celebration. The steakhouse is named after co-owner Rocco Trotta, whom has teamed up with Wolfgang Puck’s Steakhouse alums, including General Manager Pete Pjetrovic, Executive Chef Johnny Jevric and Head Sommelier Henry Doda, to provide only the best in service. The staff is dedicated and knowledgeable, and is required to have a minimum of 10-years steakhouse experience. Seafood is also a star attraction here; Rocco

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Steakhouse offers generous helpings of raw oysters and clams, chilled lobster, prawns and stone crab. They also offer other delicious appetizers such as crispy crab cakes, lobster salad or Rocco’s famous chopped salad, perfect to start off your meal. Rocco Steakhouse delivers perfection in their steaks— dry aged onsite. The menu provides an extensive selection from classic renditions of favorites to more casual dining options. Some of the choices include the spicy Cajun-rubbed rib eye served with mashed potatoes and creamy spinach, filet mignon with mushroom sauce, broiled veal or lamb chops, and veal served Milanese style or parmesan. Also offered on the menu are the hearty sirloin steak sandwich and a juicy burger. On the lighter side, the bar menu offers calorie friendly options such as grilled filet mignon salad, crostini with tuna tartare or a mixed seafood selection with crab, lobster, or shrimp in a savory

mayonnaise sauce. When it’s time for dessert, offered are various heavenly selections that will seamlessly round off your meal. Try New York favorites like the crème brulee, key lime pie, chocolate mousse, pecan pie, tartuffo, or the tiramisu all topped with a velvety homemade schlag. The bar’s specialties are classic American cocktails created with fresh ingredients. Wine can be chosen from an array of Sauvignons and Reds from California, Australia, France and Italy. No matter what the occasion, Rocco Steakhouse provides a perfect setting and menu to make everyone leave happy and definitely not hungry. 72 Madison Ave New York, NY 212.696.9660

Rocco Steakhouse delivers perfection in their steaks—dry aged onsite. The menu provides an extensive selection from classic renditions of favorites to more casual dining options.

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hinatown just got better by launching the Canal Street Market Food Hall located right on Canal Street. Featuring a curated selection of some of New York City’s favorite restaurants under one roof, it will certainly be a challenge choosing which one to try out first. The all-day Market features choices like Boba Guys, Davey’s Ice Cream, fresh&co., ilili Box, Ippudo Kuro-Obi, The Izakaya/Samurice, Lulu, Nom Wah Kuai, Oppa, and Uma Temakeria. Also being added to the Market, is the CSM lab, providing a new pop-up option depending on the season, the first being Petee’s Pies. At the Canal Street Market, most of the shops are bringing new exclusive items to their menu, giving people an even bigger reason to visit their new locations. Fresh&co., a popular organic eatery, is serving seasonal salads, homemade soups, and introducing three new grain bowls at the Market. Ilili Box, a Mediterranean street food concept, is serving a special Pressed Cheese Sandwich that can only be found at the

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new market. Ippudo Kuro-Obi is a popular East Village ramen restaurant which is offering “take-away” style dishes at their new location. The Izakaya/Samurice is collaboration between the casual East Village-based eatery and the Japanese-owned rice restaurant, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser, also offering unique dishes only found at the Canal Street Market Food Hall. Nom Wah Kuai serves a variety of signature dumplings, rice bowls and perfectly paired sauces with unique flavors. Oppa is serving a Korean BBQ menu with exclusive options such as the bulgogi steak sandwich. Uma Temakeria, serves sushi hand rolls, including New York City’s first Sushi Burrito, made of 100% sustainable sourced seafood, is also adding a new item at their Canal Street Market location with an edamame quinoa blend filling option. The first booth to hit the CSM lab pop-up is Petee’s Pies which delivers a variety of sweet pies and other desserts that are sure to satisfy. Beverage options include Lulu, a smoothie bar debuting at the Market using locally sourced ingredients with superfood boosts. Boba Guys, marking their second location in the city at the Market, offers naturally prepared boba

milk teas with delicious flavors such as the Strawberry Matcha Latte and The Dirty Horchata. On the sweeter side, Billy’s Bakery is serving exclusive treats at the Canal Street Market Food Hall, such as the Matcha Ice Box Jar beside their classic freshly-made cupcakes and bars. Davey’s Ice Cream, an East Village artisan creamery, offers exclusive flavors as well, unveiling Matcha Green Tea, Black Sesame, Thai Tea, and Red Bean that are sure to satisfy a sweet tooth. The bright and airy ground-level space offers an eclectic mixture of booths with unique concepts and a strong prevalence of locally sourced and artisanal ingredients and foods. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., the Canal Street Market Food Hall is a perfect fit for quick breakfasts, lunches or dinners, as well as an interesting way to try something new everyday.

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achiavelli is a restaurant that transports you from the bustling streets of New York City to Florence, Italy. It is the vision of owner Nathalie De La Fontaine, whose passion and inspiration derive from the extensive time she spent in Northern Italy, and her combined experience as manager and owner of popular Italian eatery La Focaccia in the West Village for 20 years. To make Machiavelli a reality, she commissioned the work of talented artisans, woodworkers, ceramicists, sculptors and blacksmiths for the art and décor of the restaurant. This includes everything from hand-carved chairs and wrought-iron candelabras to marble-topped tables and a vibrant painted rendering of “The Battle of San Romano,” by Renaissance artist Paolo Uccello. De La Fontaine is joined by Chef Gian Pietro Ferro, who reimagines classic Northern Italian cuisine and creates seasonal, market-driven dishes for the rotating menu with daily specials from various Italian regions. Ferro served as executive chef at Osteria al Doge and head chef of Fiorello’s, where he was praised for bringing revitalized energy into the established restaurant. 

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To begin this journey, choose from aperitivo, such as fresh, made-to-order Crescentines, traditional lightly fried flatbread, and a selection of Italian cheeses and meats. For antipasti, consider Sformato di Spinaci, a creamy and flavorful spinach and ricotta flan nestled beneath a truffle-scented fonduta cheese sauce, and elegantly dressed with swizzles of balsamic vinegar. The highlight of the Machiavelli menu is the showstopping handmade pasta dishes, such as Gnocchi Tricolore, made with pillowy gnocchi in spinach, potato and beet renditions, tossed in a golden heirloom tomato sauce that is equal parts zesty and flavorful. The Farfalle Nere al Salmone features farfalle pasta, creatively dyed with squid ink for an eye-catching appearance, tossed with tender Canadian salmon in a creamy pink sauce. The Casunzei “Ampezzani” is a dish taken straight from De La Fontaine’s memory of visiting the Dolomite region of the Alps, made with mezzaluna pasta filled with red beets and ricotta and coated in a light butter and poppy seed sauce.  For entrees, choose from Pollo alla Chichi, breaded free-range chicken breast served Milanese style with baby arugula, onions and grape tomatoes, or the Petto d’Anatra con Fichi al Moscato, sautéed duck breast prepared with dried figs and a Moscato wine

sauce and served with roasted potatoes. The Zuppa di Pesce is a traditional Italian fish stew with mussels, clams, squid, shrimpsand scallops in a tomato wine broth. Various traditional vegetable side dishes are also offered, such as Funghi Trifolati, mushrooms sautéed with fresh herbs, garlic and truffle oil. The menu also includes pizza, prepared with a whole-wheat or traditional crust and extra-virgin olive oil, San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Add various toppings and combinations to create special versions, such as the Machiavelli, with a black truffle cream sauce, mozzarella and wild mushrooms, or the Macellaio, with caramelized red onion and Italian sweet sausage. The setting and cuisine are enhanced by a resplendent entertainment experience that features musicians and students from nearby Juilliard and Lincoln Center performing live music nightly and during brunch, and occasional opera.

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conic Upper East Side restaurant Amaranth continues to thrive – even after 18 years in the business. Owners Paola Pedrignani and Francois Marchand, who recently marked the Mediterranean Bistro’s Anniversary with a glamorous celebration for over 500 of their most loyal customers, attribute its long-running success to “staying true to their Mediterranean roots and never compromising on quality.” Located just off Madison Avenue on 62nd Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, Amaranth offers a fusion of original Italian food and French food, with a large portion of specialty items imported directly from Italy and France. “We’re renowned for our classics, like our famous Focaccia Robiola, baked in our brick oven and served with Robiola cheese – there would be an outcry if we took this off the menu! But we also constantly evolve,” says owner Francois Marchand. Other fixtures on the menu include the Steak Tartare, which is prepared in front of customers to ensure freshness and the right balance of spices, and the Octopus Carpaccio – fresh, quality seafood from the Mediterranean served on a bed of greens. 

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There are also a number of healthy, light choices served with the highest quality ingredients – like the Whole Maine Lobster Salad, served with radicchio, endive, arugula, cremini mushrooms and citrus vinaigrette. The Pan Seared Nantucket Sea Scallops with mushrooms, braised leeks and lemon white wine sauce always impresses. Amaranth’s pastas are homemade and are available whole wheat and gluten free. The dessert menu is hard to resist – from the Mille Feuille Napolean with mixed berries and crème anglaise to the Cantucci al Vin Santo – a homemade biscotti served with Vin Santo Wine for dipping. Amaranth is named after the deep red-rose colored flowers of the Amaranth plant, owner Paola Pedrignani says. “The deep, wine red color is warm and welcoming – we thought it represents the way our restaurant feels brilliantly.” Customers come to Amaranth for the full dining experience – excellent service, elegant décor, and the casual, home-away-from-home feel.  The restaurant’s charm has attracted a dedicated fan base of New Yorkers, Europeans, and celebrity clientele including the late Joan Rivers, Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom, former president of France Nicolas

Sarkozy, and many more. Regular visitors, Kevin O’Sullivan and partner Jim, who held the first New York State same-sex marriage at Amaranth on October 6, 2011, say they hold Amaranth in very high regard for “terrific service and wonderful food”. “It holds a very special place in our hearts – our wedding was one of the happiest days of our lives and the restaurant always reminds of that day,” says O’Sullivan. Amaranth is the perfect place to hold private parties and special celebrations. The team can organize private sit-down dinners and cocktail parties, with a special menu personalized by the chef. Amaranth staff love celebrating birthdays with customers. With sparkler candles and delicious Valhona Chocolate Cake, a birthday celebration at Amaranth will always be an unforgettable one. 

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ew York Prime Beef says they sell the best steak on the planet. “It’s not a humble statement; I’m aware of that, but I believe it,” says founder Vinny Pacifico. “If you can’t tell me that’s the best steak on the planet we didn’t do our job. If somebody is going to put down a $200, $400, $600 dollar bottle of wine for dinner, don’t you think they want the best steak? It just goes hand in hand. That’s who we’re going after.” The company dry-ages their steaks in a new stateof-the-art facility in the Bronx. Their butchers, the best in the country, custom cut each order, which they ship via Federal Express anywhere in the world.  

Japanese Kobe One customer recently ordered $8,000 worth of Japanese Kobe - that’s six to eight steaks, depending upon how thick they are cut - to be delivered locally, to Westchester, New York. The delivery address turned

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out to be the client’s Gulfstream Jet. “I don’t know where that went in the world, but I was pretty happy,” Pacifico says. “ Isn’t that cool? Wherever they were going they were taking the steaks with them.”

Chef Josh Tanner “It’s expensive and worth it,” says chef Josh Tanner, Pacifico’s partner, who is in charge of sourcing, selecting and aging New York Prime Beef’s products. “You’re spending more money, but you really are getting the crème de la crème. It’s the one percent of the one percent.” In their first year, they turned to the Hamptons to get their name out, partnering on luxury events with Rolls Royce, Maserati, Ferrari and other brands. “The Hamptons is where these people are in the summer that can afford this kind of product,” says Tanner.  It worked well, and they will again have a presence around the Hamptons this summer, offering their wares at events where people can actually taste the

steaks. They’ve partnered with a local rum brand for a tasting at Shagwong Tavern in Montauk in May. That’s the easiest way for us to sell them,” Tanner says. “It’s one of those things where I literally have people say, ‘You call it the greatest steak on the planet,’ and they laugh and they say, ha! And then, they eat the steak and they say, ‘Wow, that’s literally the best steak I’ve ever had in my life’” he says. “They go to Peter Luger’s once a week and this is the best steak they’ve had in their life. I’m fairly happy with a response like that.”  

New York Yankees They’ve also done events with renowned chefs, including Ricardo Cardona, who in addition to running restaurants privately cooks for everyone from Latin American presidents to entertainers, and is also the chef for the New York Yankees. “Ricardo uses New York Prime all the time,” Tanner says, adding, “He’s the guy who Marc Anthony has cook him dinner every night.”


BBQ Season



ummer is approaching, and everyone is thinking about outdoor entertaining. As people break out their grills and cook up proteins like chicken, burgers, hot dogs, or steaks, I want to inspire you to make the side dish just as important and exciting; specifically, different types of salads. It’s time to introduce some fun, healthy salads to your barbeque to delight your guests. Radishes tend to be a “sleeper” vegetable – no one gives them much thought, but they are actually amazing. You can create a salad with radishes alone by chopping them up with your favorite dressing, or try something unexpected like a watermelon radish carpaccio. To do so, thinly slice the radishes with a mandolin and serve them with a quality extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, sea salt, and black pepper. You can also serve radishes with herbed goat cheese and citrus to offset the bitterness of the vegetables. I recommend Watermelon, Daikon, French Breakfast, Cherry Bell, or Easter Egg radishes – they’re all fantastic and are beautiful in color. People are used to seeing basic green beans as a BBQ side, but there are so many varieties of green beans to choose from, such as edamame or sugar snap peas. Dress them in different ways, such as Dijon mustard, sherry vinegar, and sliced raw almonds, or sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and toasted sesame seeds. Carrots are another fabulous veggie that can take center stage at a barbeque. You can shred them, use baby carrots, or try some more exotic breeds like purple, red, yellow, and white carrots. These vegetables can be grilled on the barbeque and served with a light

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BY ANDREA CORREALE yogurt dressing. Try using some Moroccan spices in your dressing for extra flavor. Another fun take on pasta salads is not using pasta at all. Zucchini noodles are extremely trendy right now as a carb-free substitute. You can also make “noodles” with other vegetables, such as sweet potatoes or squash. Make that the base for your dish – serve them warm as an accompaniment for your protein, or serve it cold with fresh herbs, salt, pepper, olive oil, and a bit of vinegar. Tomatoes are always a favorite, and there are so many varieties to choose from. You can go the traditional route and do a Caprese salad with sliced beefsteak tomatoes, or try something a bit more colorful. Visit a local farm stand and pick up some heirloom tomatoes – they’re visually more interesting as they come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. I love adding a cheese element to tomato-based salads, such as ricotta, gorgonzola, or fresh mozzarella, and serving them with onion, olive oil, vinegar and fresh herbs. This is a great alternative to a green salad as it holds its integrity for hours with no wilting. Kale is still a favorite alternative to the typical mixed green salad but it can be a bit too hearty for some, I have a trick to make this healthy green at hit! Next time marinate fresh chopped kale overnight in your favorite vinaigrette and toss with salad toppings when you are ready to serve. The dressing will help breakdown the rough texture of the kale while infusing it with flavor your guests will want to know your secret! Finally, cauliflower makes a delicious side. You can actually slice the whole head of cauliflower into “steaks.” Marinate them with Asian or Indian flavors, or do your own take on a peppercorn-crusted steak. You can grill

them right on the barbeque and they make fabulous side dishes. Remember that you can keep most of these salads at room temperature. If you make them ahead of time, even better – they’ll take on more flavor that way. With fresh, beautiful vegetables, your salads will no longer be swept aside, they’ll be crowd favorites at your next barbeque!

Andrea Correale, President of Elegant Affairs, is a celebrity caterer and the new national entertaining expert for the Lenox brand. Andrea has been featured in multiple magazines and on television networks such as People magazine, Woman's Day magazine,, FOX 5, WCBS, Bravo, VH1, Lifetime, and Martha Stewart Living. L'Oreal Paris Academy calls her their lifestyle expert with a series of entertaining videos used to inspire women nationwide.

It’s time to introduce some fun, healthy salads to your barbeque to delight your guests.

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ortugal is a gorgeous country, filled with amazing sites of natural beauty. When you visit Portugal, you should plan on experiencing the country to its fullest, and you will want a luxurious place to spend your time when not exploring. To that end, there is the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort. Located in stunning Vilamoura, Portugal, this resort is the first European enterprise for Anantara, a luxury hotel brand originating in Thailand and with locations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Maldives. Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort is the latest of Anantara’s more than 38 properties, and boasts a unique charm all its own while also living up to the pedigree set by its predecessors. The resort’s wonderful location is only 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, allowing it to be easily reached as soon as you land in Portugal. In addition, the resort is located close to the ocean, so visitors are mere steps from the local beaches of the Algarve. The resort contains 280 guest rooms, that utilize Portuguese design aesthetics to create a signature look all their own. The rooms, ranging in style from the Deluxe Room to the Presidential Suite, are the height of luxury, providing a wonderful and comfortable experience for any visitor. Local artisans have created unique works of art that are displayed throughout the resort to provide an authentic Portuguese ambiance. Many of these artworks are located in the 17 Anantara Suites, so guests can admire these pieces, while immersing themselves in the culture of the region. This artwork is a major selling point of the resort, which also offers workshops where visitors can learn about the crafts of the region. Interested guests can also directly purchase the artisans’ creations at the on-property boutique, while providing steady income for the region’s artists. In addition to the comfortable rooms, suite residents also get exclusive access to the indoor pool and sauna at the Anantara Spa. However, the majority of the spa

is open to all, providing a variety of therapies, including Anantara’s signature Traditional Thai Massage. For those who want an above-and-beyond luxury experience, there is the Presidential Suite, with a private terrace and dining area, as well as a personal Jacuzzi. It is a truly extravagant room, and one that is matched only by the beauty of the region. In terms of dining, there are six different bars and restaurants in the resort, allowing the discerning visitor to take their pick from a bevy of luxurious choices. Each one, from EMO and its wine-focused menu to Ria and its seafood selections, show the region’s cuisine at its strongest and provide a lively dining experience. The resort also offers a cooking class called Spice Spoons, allowing guests to take the essence of Portuguese cooking back with them once they leave. The resort even offers activities for children and teens, making for a wonderful family vacation experience. In developing the resort’s programs, Anantara has partnered with World Wide Kids Company, a specialist in providing resort childcare, to develop clubs specifically for the purpose of entertaining children, equipped with every possible amenity. From openair cinema to adventure safaris, your children will be well-entertained while you are exploring the wonders of the region. Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort is able to assist you in your exploration, offering several guided excursions and activities allowing you to truly get the most out of your stay. With trips such as a tasting tour of the Ria Formosa and an agricultural expedition that teaches you about the region’s crops, you will be shown the true diversity of Portuguese culture during your stay. Overall, Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort is a truly magnificent experience, and one that will show you everything Portugal has to offer. With wonderful amenities, excellent location and a true understanding of what makes the region special, it is a resort that no trip to Portugal would be complete without.

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isbon, the capital of Portugal, is a city of storied history and myriad activities. With such a fascinating location, it is impossible to fully explore it in just one day. So when you visit the city, extend your stay and enjoy the comforts of the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel. This hotel has a prestigious history, having catered to many important people, including celebrities and heads of state, since its opening in 1933. After undergoing a 15 million Euro ($16,803, 750 USD) renovation, this 84-yearold hotel is now ready to begin a new chapter. The renovation was accomplished under the guidance of Minor Hotels, an international hotel

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investor that works with over 154 properties in 24 countries. Having recently acquired the hotel and its associated group, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts, Minor Hotels sought to use the renovation to transform Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel into its flagship location. One look at the results and you will know that they have succeeded. The hotel’s 286 rooms, reduced from 306 in order to provide guests with a more luxurious experience, are incredibly comfortable and come in a variety of styles. From the Superior Room to the Presidential Suite, all of their rooms feature their signature T/Bed and bed linens, ensuring an exquisite sleeping experience. Furthermore, every room offers a fully-equipped

bathroom with walk-in shower. For true lovers of luxury, there is the Presidential Suite, that not only offers a full dining room, living room, kitchen, and two bathrooms, including a private one en suite, it also gives guests access to exclusive services in the hotel. The sheer amount of amenities it provides is well worth the higher expense and is sure to make your stay a truly memorable and engaging one. To soften the cost, the hotel provides several discount offers including a Flash Sale, that takes 25 percent off the price for stays booked for dates up until May 27, 2018, and the Stay Longer Campaign, that provides a 20 percent discount on stays over five nights, and a 15 percent discount on stays between three and five

nights. These offers, along with others, help make some otherwise pricy bookings much more reasonable. In terms of dining, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel has two restaurants, two bars and a café, all of which provide a wonderful culinary experience. Whether you want the rich seafood of Cervejaria Liberdade, the contemporary Portuguese stylings of Terraço, or simply want a relaxing drink at the Sky Bar, Tivoli Liberdade Lisboa Hotel has you covered. The Lobby Bar is a place to see and be seen. It is the centerpiece of the hotel’s new lobby, which was always one of the hotel’s most distinctive features. The lobby has been completely redesigned, given a stunning new glass dome and decorated in a

palette of elegant teal and ecru. Another new amenity, and one that truly showcases the height of luxury that the hotel is known for, is the new Tivoli Spa, the first spa of its kind in the city of Lisbon. Guests can enjoy holistic treatments to enrich their body, both inside and out. It is a truly magnificent experience, and a real sign of the quality and comfort that Tivoli Liberdade Lisboa Hotel provides. For business travelers, the hotel has you covered with the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Palacete, otherwise known as the Conference and Events Center. With 16 meeting rooms, a team of experts working to ensure every aspect of the meeting goes smoothly, and topof-the line equipment, your work will be as comfortable

and easy as your pleasure. All of these features make Tivoli Liberdade Lisboa Hotel an absolutely wonderful experience for both business and pleasure. Its redesign has only enhanced the already wonderful features of this Lisbon landmark, and has made it a truly memorable location for those seeking what Portugal has to offer. Go for yourself, and learn just how wonderful Portuguese hospitality can be. June 2017 | 71


Tivoli Palacio de Seteais A ROYAL STAY IN PORTUGAL



et foot in a palace filled with romance, elegance and sophistication at the Tivoli Palacio de Seteais. With stunning views and incredible architecture, pleasure is inescapable. What once housed several distinguished families of Portugal; it was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1953 and has since captured the essence of Romanticism with its neoclassical architecture. Located amid the hills of Sintra, staying in the palace is an experience like no other. Built by Daniel Gildemeester, the palace’s first-class location offers views of the splendid Moorish Castle as well as the Pena Palace, containing 30 individually personalized rooms that are bursting with stunning décor, exquisite paintings, tapestries and frescos on its walls —beautifully creating a magical atmosphere for guests. The variety of rooms include one diplomatic suite, five deluxe rooms, twelve superior double rooms, and twelve superior twin rooms, all sharing the benefits of the palace. The Tivoli Palacio de Seteais offers guests an elegant stay with matching service under the roof

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of an 18th-century gem. It is no wonder the palace has always attracted an impressive roster of famous guests, including Agatha Christie, Brad Pitt, David Bowie, Johnny Depp, and Kylie Minogue—just to name a few. A new program created by the hotel offers the unique chance to “own” the palace for a day. The “Own a Palace for a Day” program lets one enjoy the magical atmosphere of refinement and extravagance the palace has to offer and a one-of-a kind opportunity. While you’re there, wander though the extensive gardens redolent with the aroma of gorgeous roses and camellias. Or, enjoy the comfort of one of the elegant rooms. The Tivoli Palacio de Seteais also has a gorgeous pool as mesmerizing as the rest of the grounds that is perfect for a quick dip or a refreshing leisurely swim under the warm sun. Take the time to savor delicious meals in the restaurant located in the palace, or relax while sipping refreshing cocktails and taking in the views offered. A la carte service is provided, giving guests an elegant breakfast served with freshly squeezed fruit juices and exceptional foods to start off

your day. The Tivoli Palacio de Seateais guarantees a truly unforgettable stay. This special Own a Palace for a Day program is available for $34,000 a day, and is an opportunity you surely do not want to miss. The palace combines timeless wonder with personalized service that is fit for royalty. The Tivoli Palacio de Seteais is unique and far from your average five-star hotel experience, exceeding all expectations you may have. Your stay at the palace will be filled with experiences you otherwise could only dream of. The charm and magic of Sintra, Portugal is breathtaking, and to be given an opportunity to own this palace for a day is a fantastic opportunity. Find the magic in the Tivoli Palacio de Seteais for yourself, stroll through mazes, halls filled with works of art, and go for a swim in the cool blue water. Stay in a palace filled with incomparable history and grace. The Tivoli Palacio de Seteais is waiting for you.


Pennisula Shanghai



xtravagance, grandeur and luxury set the stage for the dazzling celebration commemorating the 150th Anniversary of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) which took place this past November at one of its most iconic properties, The Peninsula Hong Kong. From the earliest days of The Hong Kong Hotel’s opening in 1868, to the grand gala opening of The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1928, this prestigious brand known for their stunning properties and hospitality, welcomed Hong Kong’s high society, business magnates and jet setters alike.

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Complete with an entire evening of dancing, flowing champagne and exquisite delicacies, this grand gala proved not only to be a momentous occasion, but an impressive assemblage of over 2000 guests from Hong Kong and around the world. As Hong Kong’s oldest hotel, and as the flagship of The Peninsula Hotels, The Peninsula Hong Kong proved the perfect backdrop for HSH to celebrate its storied heritage, while looking to the future. No wonder it has earned the moniker “The Far East’s leading hotel company” with the concept of “Tradition well-served,” which has remained fundamental to the company’s ethos for the past

150 years. Upon arrival, guests were immediately greeted in the Forecourt by a giant helium balloon adorned with the HSH 150th anniversary logo, and flanked by two vintage Rolls-Royces, including a 1936 Phantom III from Sir Michael’s private collection, in a nod to The Peninsula’s famed fleet of Rolls-Royces. However, the true star proved to be their monumental series of seven helium balloons which were anchored onto the hotel’s legendary façade and seen from miles away. Featuring a rendition of renowned sites – including The Peak Tram, The Peak Tower, The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peninsula’s Phantom II vintage Rolls-Royce, The Peninsula’s Helicopter, the

The Peninsula Shanghai is the perfect luxury hotel... It honors Shanghai’s history in its location and in its artistic nuances. HSH-themed Montgolfière-style balloon, and even a giant Peninsula Pageboy -- showcased together, in what will become a travelling exhibition to HSH properties around the world in 2017. Inside the spectacular and iconic Peninsula lobby. the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, renowned Hong Kong actress Sarah Song, welcomed guests and introduced the gala’s guest of honor: Chief Executive of the Government of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The Honorable C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP. Chief Secretary for Administration of the Government of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The Honorable Mrs. Carrie

Lam, GBM, JP was also in attendance at the VIP reception earlier in the evening. Showcasing a decadent menu of gastronomic delights developed by The Peninsula Hotels’ Group Executive Chef Florian Trento, and their talented kitchen teams, guests indulged in delectable caviar, canapés and sumptuous dessert buffets, that were served to highlight the cuisine of all seven of The Peninsula’s award-winning restaurants, including The Lobby, Gaddi’s, Spring Moon, The Verandah, Imasa and Felix, complemented with a curated list of fine wines, Champagnes and spirits carefully selected to pair perfectly with the fabulous dishes.

As the festivities continued late into the night, of what will undoubtedly come to be remembered as one of the parties of the century, HSH directors, guests, hotel guests, employees and the Kadoorie family, collectively paid homage to the enduring legacy of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited.


Eden Roc



n the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, just a few minutes away from the Caribbean shore, stands the Relais & Chateaux Eden Roc at Cap Cana Hotel. Having opened in 2012, Eden Roc is quickly becoming renowned as one of the greatest hotels in the Caribbean for its luxurious and awe-inspiring offerings in living space, amenities and surrounding activities. When staying at Eden Roc, one can choose from 34 living spaces, in accordance with his or her desired view and amount of people in their party. For those who seek to be close to the beaches for which the Dominican Republic is well known, Eden Roc

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offers two options for beachfront suites: a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom. Both options are accompanied by adjacent living rooms and, depending on the room, a balcony or a terrace with ocean views. If guests would prefer to spend time in the pool rather than the ocean, Eden Roc also has three options for luxury pool suites: junior (an open space ideal for romantic getaways), one-bedroom and family suites. But the pinnacle of the living spaces comes in the form of the two on-site villas. The first of these is the three-bedroom Royale Villa, which comes complete with a full kitchen, living room, private pool and a gazebo. The second is the opulent Imperiale Villa. With four bedrooms on two levels, and featuring 24-hour

butler service, a personal chef and a free-form infinity pool and lagoon, it is plain to see why it is called the “jewel of Eden Roc.” Guests staying in one of the resort’s spaces are also welcome to numerous amenities, including private airport service to and from Punta Cana International Airport, 24/7 room service, complimentary daily breakfast at one of the on-site restaurants and complimentary Wi-Fi. In addition to the luxurious accommodation options, Eden Roc’s on-site restaurants strive to give guests a sense of elegance and relaxation. Mediterraneo, as per its name, focuses on Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Its

open terrace invites guests to dine on many delicacies from the region with views of the lush gardens at hand. Nearby, at La Palapa by Eden Roc, located at the Eden Roc Beach Club, a menu ranging from favorite Dominican dishes to classic Italian pastas is served with a view of the Caribbean Sea. The Beach Club also features the BLUE Grill + Bar, which focuses on the culinary fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines. When it comes to activities in and around Eden Roc, guests have a number of choices for recreation. The most prominent is the Eden Roc Beach Club, which boasts an infinity pool, exclusive access to Caletòn Beach, a beach bar and the Koko Kid’s Club for children. Also on-site at the Beach Club is the Solaya

Fitness and Wellness Spa, which caters to the fitness and beauty needs of guests with a state-of-the-art gym and relaxing facials and massages. For visitors who enjoy more livelier recreation, Cap Cana offers many different options, all of them close to Eden Roc. Golf enthusiasts, will also be satisfied, as Cap Cana is home to the Punta Espada Golf Club. Designed by master golfer Jack Nicklaus, the course allows players to enjoy their favorite game while marveling at the gorgeous natural landmarks of the area. The club also features an on-site restaurant and bar, pro shop, library, locker room and private members’ club. The nearby Scape Park at Cap Cana is abuzz with

dozens of attractions, including fishing, boating, waterfall and cave expeditions, and zip-lining adventures. There is no rush to find transportation, as Scape Park can pick up guests directly from Eden Roc in one of its air-conditioned buses, a service that comes free of charge. In a location with dozens of hotels, it is the stunning Eden Roc at Cap Cana that manages to stand out from the rest, with its top-notch levels of glamour, grandeur and amenities. Likewise, everyone’s reason for visiting this hotel is unique. What’s yours?

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ew York City is home to innumerable pleasures, from fine dining to phenomenal theater and much more. There are so many opportunities for enjoyment that it is outright impossible to accomplish it all in one day. Fortunately, there is a new location in the city which is not only a perfect place to rest and recover from your adventuring, but is also right in the heart of the city itself. LUMA Hotel Times Square, located at 120 West 41st Street in New York City is a new boutique hotel in Times Square, the cultural center of New York City. Guests at the hotel need only step outside the doors to find

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themselves near such iconic locations as the New York Public Library, Broadway, Bryant Park and even the Empire State Building. But a great location is only one part of a fantastic hotel experience, and LUMA Hotel Times Square delivers on all fronts. This boutique hotel features 130 rooms in five different styles, ranging from Urban to their LUMA Suites. While the specific arrangements differ, all rooms feature a variety of amenities guaranteed to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience. All rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi and Nespresso services, the latter allowing you to, as the website puts it, “be your own barista,” as well as walk-in

showers with Italian ETRO bath products. With these amenities, along with Frette bed linens and bathrobes, your stay will truly allow you to experience the height of luxury. LUMA Hotel Times Square’s rooms are minimalist in design, but incredibly comfortable. The hotel prides itself on these contemporary details, along with floorto-ceiling windows that offer a stunning view of New York City while also providing a great deal of natural light. When all these details are put together, the hotel’s rooms are designed to anticipate and meet any guest demand. While LUMA Hotel Times Square allows you to plan

your own journey, they also are well-equipped to help you decide how to spend your time in the city. The hotel provides a calendar of local events, and the concierge service will offer assistance in both planning your time and transportation, making for a relaxed and enjoyable experience. LUMA Hotel Times Square is waking distance to a variety of excellent restaurants in the Times Square area, with places such as Arno, Bryant Park Grill and Ootoya Times Square offering a bevy of cuisine options. However, if you have no desire to leave the hotel, then you will be well-served by their in-house restaurant, Ortzi, staffed by James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef

Jose Garces. The restaurant, which includes its own tapas bar, is a fantastic dining experience well-suited to an enjoyable evening. LUMA Hotel Times Square offers a variety of discount options for your stay, and all of them fulfill different needs for the discerning visitor. From the Advance Purchase Rate, that allows for a 15% reduction on the cost of an up-to 21-day stay, to the LUMA State of Mind, which provides for seasonal stays with several engaging events. LUMA Hotel Times Square is always prepared to accommodate your needs with its many different package options. LUMA Hotel Times Square is a truly excellent addition

to the New York hotel scene, and a fantastic place to spend your nights touring the city. From comfortable and luxurious amenities, excellent service, a central location that allows for access to a variety of local attractions, and a commitment to providing the best quality stay possible, LUMA Hotel Times Square has many great deals to offer its visitors. The hotel’s energy will provide that additional excitement that all visitors to the city will surely appreciate, and a stay there will only highlight the best qualities of what is sure to be a marvelous trip. June 2017 | 79

Best of Southampton 2017



This summer, explore some of the East End’s hotspots, where you’ll find some of the finest restaurants, clothing boutiques, and luxury oceanfront resorts. Rich in history Southampton is also quite the entryway to the modern Hamptons, Bridgehampton, and Easthampton, as well as Montauk and Sag Harbor.

Here are some of our memorable insider picks for your next Southampton getaway.



lan your next getaway on beautiful Long Island, New York. With the most magnificent beaches, elegant estates, fabulous shops, and über recreational opportunities (swim, surf, boat, golf, tennis, bike and horseback riding), Southampton Inn is the perfect getaway for all. Great for couples, corporate outings, honeymooners, and also kidfriendly, Southampton Inn is walking distance to the beach, village, culture, and shopping, and right next door to spas, salons, and exercise studios. Weekends are $525 per night with a 2-night minimum, but the midweek specials, Sunday-Friday, offer rates as low as $120 per person per night for double occupancy. As the winner of numerous awards including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic rendezvous, or enjoy precious time with the en-tire family – Southampton Inn is the only destination for the discerning traveler. Southampton Inn’s newest restaurant, Claude’s, will be open daily from 7:00am to 7:00pm and features a menu full of favorites of the last 5 years. Bites and salads are garden-to-table and nothing costs over $20. Enjoy your meal inside the gorgeous dining room, al fresco in the beautifully planted courtyard, or in Claude’s “Secret Garden.” Utterly charming, totally welcoming, and absolutely unpretentious. 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 631.283.6500

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o not miss Union Cantina, the Hamptons only authentic modern Mexican restaurant. This popular eatery, designed by Southampton Social Club owners Ian Duke and David Hilty, sits in the iconic Bowden Square and is open year-round. With Duke and Hilty working alongside award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf, the trio continues to bring innovative Mexican cuisine to Southampton throughout the year. Some of the things happening this summer at Union Cantina include; a new cocktail menu, new food menus with new tacos, enchiladas, and a whole new category of fajitas & new entrees. New menu items include but not limited to; Mahi Tacos, Skirt Steak Tacos, Angry Lobster, Pan Snapper, and Apple cinnamon Empanadas. Union Cantina will still feature classic favorites such as the Deconstructed Enchiladas from their renowned menu. Exciting entertainment will be offered 3 nights a week Thursday, Friday & Saturday. The bar will be offering Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Lawn games and other fun special events will be happening throughout the summer season. Check the website for latest updates. The restaurant sits behind the 400 Rabbits Tequila Bar, which is reminiscent of a prohibition-era speakeasy. Bartenders mix fun favorites for diners that perfectly complement any meal. The tequila bar carries 100+ types of tequila, producing a unique signature cocktail program and an extensive tequila menu consisting of sangrias, punches, and frozen drinks. 40 Bowden Square Southampton, NY 631.377.3500



his season, Southampton Social Club (SSC) returns to set the bar for a season of dining, drinks, and dancing to which others aspire. As the preeminent fine dining supper club in the Hamptons, Social Club continues to set the standard for hospitality. Noteworthy for the upcoming summer are Executive Chef Scott Kampf’s cuisine and his dedication to the classic farm-to-table cooking style, as well as the new seasonal cocktail program featuring new refreshing libations and the integration of a classic social beer garden concept to SSC’s outdoor area. On a weekly basis, the entertainment will reach a crescendo with live music and DJs performing together to create an undeniably brilliant sound and vibe. Boasting an exquisite interior dining room, South Beachstyle cabanas, and beautifully manicured outdoor gardens, Southampton Social Club continues to put the capital S in Social. 256 Elm Street Southampton, NY 631.287.1400



estaurateur Zach Erdem has transformed Hamptons summer dining staple 75 Main into a year-round hotspot under his stewardship. Erdem reinvented his Southampton eatery, combining the classic style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. 75 Main unites Italian, Asian and Car-ibbean influences, and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Some celebrity guests include Leonardo DiCaprio; Kim, Courtney, and Khloe Kardashian; Scott Disick, 50 Cent, French Montana, and Sarah Jessica Parker. 75 Main Street Southampton, NY 631.283.7575



njoy the best in steaks and seafood this summer when New York’s T-Bar comes to Southampton in a new venture, T-Bar @ KOZU. Restaurateur Tony Fortuna is known for his outstanding cuisine with a new spin on the classic upscale eatery. He brings his menu favorites to Southampton this summer for a collaboration with restaurateur and 75 Main Group (AM Southampton, Hotel ZE & KOZU) owner Zach Erdem. The chic décor also attracts diners to the restaurant’s elegant atmosphere, featuring dark wooden floors and white walls covered in colorful artwork by Raphael Mazzucco. The large outside patio, which seats 150 people, offers additional dining space “al fresco” during the summer season. Celebrities who have frequented this hot new restaurant include Nicky Hilton, 50 Cent, Amber Rose, O.T. Genasis and Hugh Jackman. Former Brand Director of the exclusively unique nightclub, The Box, and nightlife empresario, Jono Mason, brings his vast experience to Kozu’s already exciting night time extravaganza’s. On Saturdays, Zach, Jono and Richie Hosein will feature BRUNCH parties from 12pm-6pm. Complimenting Tony Fortuna's brunch menu are DJ's / Performances & a good amount of champagne! So after dinner, check out Kozu’s night club, Kozu Lounge, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday with name DJ’s from around the world and more. The venue also encompasses boutique Hotel ZE.



ampton Hills Country Club is one of New York's best kept secrets–and members like it that way. Hamp-ton Hills is located in the middle of a 2,000 acre pine and oak tree preserve in Westhampton Beach. The wooded setting allows members to escape the rush of the city in favor of peaceful competition against a challenging golf course. Celebrity golfers who have been known to play the Hampton Hills course include Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Simmons, Rudy Giuliani, Kelsey Grammer, Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, John Starks, FOX’s Bill Hemmer and NY Jets’ Nick Mangold. Get ready for the U.S. Open 2018 at Shinnecock Hills right down the road. County Road 31 Westhampton Beach, NY 631.727.6862

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The Best of British



One of the essential gems of the Jet-Set calendar is a visit to the cosmopolitan, multicultural City of London. The New York of Europe, London is a busy, innovative, multi-cultural experience replete with a world class selection of luxury five star dining, hotel and entertainment experiences. For North American visitors the current exchange rate makes the Dollar stretch a little further than in recent years so here is a short selection of the five star must-do’s lunch, dinner and bar destinations.




Daniel Boulud’s London outpost nestled in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London brings chic and classic bistro cuisine to the heart of Knightsbridge. The restaurant comprises of two rooms, a zinc topped bar and provides the option for patrons to sit and dine at the charcuterie counter where they watch the skilled chefs in action.

Nathan Outlaw and Head Chef Tom Brown have created a Michelin Star dining experience at The Capital in Knightsbridge a short walk from iconic Department Store Harrods. Together the Chefs source the best, freshest quality seafood and let the ingredients speak for themselves with an exciting menu of cre-ative and exciting seafood dishes.

Dukes Hotel is under-the-radar to the point of being located down a side street off St. James’s in Central London and was most notably a hangout for author Ian Fleming – the former Spy who loved the Dukes Martini and probably found it a liquid inspiration while chronicling the adventures of Secret Agent James Bond. Why not visit and try the new ’89 Jermyn Street’ Martini.

DINE ITALIAN AT AMARANTO IN FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LONDON AT PARK LANE Amaranto offers an exquisite Italian dining experience combining a restaurant, bar & lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel London At Park Lane, London. In the warmer months the restaurant extends to a glass conservatory and popular summer al fresco dining in a private garden which overlooks iconic Park Lane.

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Following its recent extension through the addition of a state-of-the-art glass pavilion the Blue Bar con-tinues to be a destination bar since its opening in 2000. The cocktail list is fresh and innovative and the stock at the bar includes over 50 whiskies and an array of spirits and champagne.

The Northall Restaurant at the Corinthia Hotel showcases the quality and scope of ingredients with a seasonal menu crafted to offer the best combination of tastes and flavors seasonally. The Restaurant goes to great lengths to build relationships with artisanal suppliers of product to make a standout dining experience.

Spirited Celebrations in the Grand Salon Expansive bouquets of red roses and ceiling crystals cascading from sparkling chandeliers enhance the festive setting of the Grand Salon. The seasonal centerpiece of the majestic space is the recently-installed Baccarat Red Grand Genre vase. Inspired by the iconic Harcourt design, this exceptional creation is double cased with red crystal and exalted with diamonds, and on display throughout the season for all to enjoy. June 2017 | 83


Summer Skin


Exfoliate The combination of sun, sweat, and sunscreen can wreak havoc on skin. To defeat dullness and keep your skin looking and feeling baby smooth exfoliation from head to toe is your best transformation tool. I recommend performing the process 2-3 times per week depending on your skin type and sensitivity level. For the face Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask is my top choice because of it’s vitamin rich formulation and natural ingredients like yummy pomegranate, honey, and sugar. For a beautiful body I use Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub made from 100% pure argan Oil and sugar crystals. This scrub not only buffs away dead skin, but the formulation is an ultra hydrating balm that feels super luxurious, which I much prefer to the dry scratchy

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feeling of other popular scrubs I’ve tried in the past.

Moisturize With all of the exfoliation you’ll be doing, it’s important to use a super hydrating moisturizer to baby your freshly scrubbed skin. It’s best to choose a skin cream with hyaluronic acid as an active ingredient to plump and smooth your skin. This moisturizing secret weapon’s plumping powers come from it’s ability to hold 1,000 times it’s weight in water making it a powerful humectant. I’m a big fan of Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream for it’s delivery of the ultimate moisture infusion in a refreshingly lightweight gel formula.

*PRO-TIP: Pop your face cream in the refrigerator for the perfect pick me up at the end of a long hot day. For all over moisturizing my top pick is Murad

Collagen Support Body Cream, an intensely hydrating cream that leaves skin feeling super silky with the benefits lasting up to 24 hours. To maintain softness and sandal worthy toes all season sleep in socks and heavy foot cream 1-2 times per week. I love L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Foot Cream for it’s ultra rich moisturizing texture.

Protect Use Sunscreen daily on your face, body, and hands. We all know about the damaging effects of the sun. And finding the right products can make protecting your precious skin simple. Most of us forget to apply sunscreen to the backs of our hands even though they receive a lot of sun exposure and can be the biggest indicator of age when neglected. To keep your hands looking their best reach for Forever Young Hand Cream with Sea Buckthorn Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 40 from Supergoop! Apply this cream in the morning and then re-apply throughout the day for long lasting protection. To protect my face from sun damage I stick with City Skin Broad Spectrum Skin Defense SPF 50+ from Murad. This sunscreen goes beyond protecting against UVA/UVB rays to also shield skin from cellular damage

Photograph by Gene Domingo


uring the summer months our skin is more exposed than at any other time of year. So when it comes to taking care of summer skin, pampering from head to toe is paramount. Here is my transformational skin regimen that will keep you glowing and gorgeous all season long:

caused by blue light, pollution, and infrared radiation. The Honest Company’s Mineral Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 is great for quick drying all over application. This product protects skin from the sun with the help of the mineral Zinc Oxide. Utilizing minerals as the active ingredient rather than harsh chemicals makes this product one of the better choices for regular use all over the body.

Glow A good self-tanner can boost skin radiance and act as a figure-flattering tool, both enhancing the look of existing muscle tone and creating a tighter appearance. My go-to self-tanner that I can’t live without is St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse. The formula is easy to apply and dries quickly. To prevent stained hands St. Tropez also has a Tan Applicator Mitt that makes even color distribution super simple. For the finishing touch on exfoliated, moisturized, bronzed to perfection skin, I layer a subtle bronze sheen all over. My favorite product to use is Gleam by makeup artist Melanie Mills, who invented the product while serving as head makeup artist on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Simply add a few drops of Gleam to your foundation and body moisturizer, then use your hands to blend and bronze to perfection.

*PRO-TIP: For smoother looking legs use a Fascia Blaster before applying Murad Body Cream.

Brittany Madrid is the creator of the BZEN Total Transformation Program for mind + body + spirit. She transforms women from the inside out helping them achieve the very best version of themselves. Brittany is also a television personality, producer, and actress. She’s appeared on ABC, WETV, Time Warner Cable Sports, and in advertisements for the likes of BMW and Verizon. For more transformation inspiration and to get in touch with Brittany to plan your transformation journey visit

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Anat Fritz

Look and Feel Your Best This Summer TRY THESE HOT TIPS



egin your day with your very own morning ritual. Don’t just jump out of bed and rush to the coffee machine— even if that requires you to set the alarm a bit earlier. Recently, I have found great pleasure in just “hanging out” in bed,  listening to my breath, looking out the window and not at my phone. Listening to my thoughts and making a conscious effort to change them into positive if I detect negativity. That REALLY sets a different tone for the rest of the day. I subscribe to the Japanese theory of drinking cold water in the morning to kick-start the metabolism. As recommended, I  drink four glasses of  water immediately after waking up on an empty stomach, before anything else. Then I wait for about half an hour before I drink an extra glass of water with Apple

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Cider Vinegar and colloidal Silica that my healer friend from Germany recommended for healthy bones, good skin and body elasticity. I wash my Fish oil, Biotin and milk thistle supplements down with it. Finally, I drink a 16-ounce Green Juice that I have prepared the night before with Cayenne Pepper and a pinch of Cinnamon. If I have a little extra time, I will drink a cup of homemade bone broth, that I have frozen in portions and heated up, as is, on the stove. That is where I get my daily dose of collagen and minerals. I know it is a lot of liquid in the morning, but your cells will thank you —hydration is key!  

De-stress Daily Stop to  take a few conscious deep breaths throughout your day. First thing that gets messed when you are stressed is your breath. Check your posture too. We tend to hold a lot of tension in the

shoulders! Conscious effort helps eventually create a new habit.    Raw Food Tips  One of my favorite ways to elicit expressions of appreciation when friends visit is to offer them my homemade Matcha Latte with Almond Milk. It is so simple to make.

Sugar Alternatives The typical natural alternative, Stevia, has a very distinct taste and rarely blends into the rest of a dish or drink. It always leaves a slight trace. I prefer Monk fruit; it has a neutral, solid sugar taste. Or Lucuma, which is also great tasting as well —it is good in caramel-type dessert dishes. 

Stop to take a few conscious deep breaths throughout your day. First thing that gets messed when you are stressed is your breath.

Getting Rid of Unwanted “Baggage” I always leave the house early and return late. I’m seeing clients, running errands, jumping from A to B to Z. Schlepping around heavy bags is one way to feel drained and overwhelmed. Always plan your day thoroughly and adapt your accessories, wardrobe and skincare that you carry along.       

accentuate my waist with high-waisted pants or skirts, and that works. Always look at the proportions of your body and work with that instead of trying to make it fit. Color-wise I know that navy works best with my skin tone, black appears a bit too harsh. Hold the colors next to your skin and see for yourself what is the most complimentary.     

Style Tips

Anti-Aging Tips

No. 1 rule: Do not wear anything that will make you feel uncomfortable. Do NOT squeeze yourself into a one-size-too-small pair of jeans or skirt.  It will make you feel miserable and restrain free movement, which will leave you frustrated. Find the body part that you like the most and emphasize it with your clothing. For me, it is my small waist. Everything else I often consider “too big” from my breasts to my hips and thighs, but I

In addition to your morning and night skincarerituals, moisturize and hydrate your face a few times throughout the day as well. I spray antioxidant toner or rose water first, and then I apply cream or oil and pat it into the skin for better absorption. Eat skinnourishing foods containing healthy fats,  like Avocado, good Olive Oil or Berries for their antioxidant content which boosts your skin’s beauty.  

 Anat Fritz is known for her authentic, pure designs, and vision. A keen sense of harmony and proportion characterizes everything she does from her iconic knitwear line to her rich, effortless fragrances. She is the author of a raw food cookbook, a wellness coach, and an advocate of enjoying a healthy and nutritional diet. She has extracted tips from macrobiotic, paleo, vegan and raw food diets to achieve the best results. Aging gracefully is her maxim. She believes in feeding the body and skin with ingredients extracted from Ayurvedic philosophy to modern world components like hyaluronic acid and high-grade vitamin c. She has the luxury to combine the wisdom of the ancient world with latest research in high technology. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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t’s officially summertime. That means more time spent outside in the sun with family and friends. That also means less clothing. Whether you are in the best shape of your life, or looking to drop a few pounds, there is nothing more uncomfortable or frustrating than being bloated. Even those who work out regularly and eat a well-balanced diet may struggle from bloating. However, by ingesting the right foods and avoiding those that induce bloat, you will be feeling better and appearing lighter in no time!

My top 4 tips for avoiding bloat: Don’t eat too quickly. Eating too quickly and not thoroughly chewing your food can cause you to swallow air, which leads to bloating. Your meals should last at least 20 minutes. Because digestion begins in the mouth, you can decrease bloating just by simply chewing your food more.

BY L I NDSAY B R UST E IN ROSE N, MS, R D, CDN may be individualized as well. Recording your daily intake and noting how bloated you feel is a great way to pinpoint whether certain foods or beverages are triggers for you individually. It is always best to consult with a physician or registered dietitian for more guidance as well.

6 foods to introduce into your diet: Kefir

This food is rich in potassium, a mineral that plays a role in regulating fluid balance. Potassium-rich foods help counteract the effects of sodium, therefore reducing bloat.

Asparagus Asparagus is often referred to as the “anti-bloating superfood.” Ultimately, it helps you urinate, flushing out excess water and in turn relieving any discomfort and bloat. It also contains prebiotics, which help support the growth of “good” bacteria in the gut. This helps to maintain a healthy balance in your digestive system to prevent and/or reduce flatulence.

Keep a food journal. Although there are some common culprits, bloating

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Papain, the enzyme contained in papaya, helps break down proteins in your gastrointestinal system, easing up the digestive process. Also, this tropical fruit has anti-inflammatory properties along with a high fiber content that support a strong digestive tract.


The fizz in carbonated drinks can cause gas to get trapped in your belly. Opt for water with lemon, lime, mint, or cucumber to amp up the flavor without added calories or sugar. Eating high-sodium foods can trigger water retention, which can make you appear more “puffy.” Avoiding sodium isn’t as easy as steering clear of the saltshaker, however. Sodium sneaks its way into most processed and packaged foods (think soups, breads, crackers, and the like), making it very difficult to avoid. When and if you do succumb to salt, increase your water intake to help flush it out.


Probiotic bacteria found in kefir or yogurt help with the digestive process and fight off inflammation. Kefir is easy to tolerate by those sensitive to dairy. Opt for plain or unsweetened versions and sweeten it naturally with fruit.

Limit carbonated beverages.

Avoid salty foods.

gastrointestinal muscles, therefore dissipating the gas that causes your stomach to bloat. Chamomile has also been said to soothe and relax, which can help ease any sort of stomach discomfort.

Fennel Fennel is rich in potassium, helping to reduce post-meal digestive spasms. The seeds found in this plant contain compounds (anethole, fenchone and estragole) that relax the GI tract, allowing gas to pass and ultimately relieving bloating.

Peppermint or chamomile tea Both of these teas have been found to relax

Lindsay Brustein Rosen, MS, RD is a registered dietitian and the founder of Nutrition by Bru, a nutrition counseling and consulting practice in New York. She received a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as the Greater New York Dietetic Association.

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YE WANG Artist Ye Wang works in multi-media and interdisciplinary projects that combine video, program, and installation. He was born in Changsha in 1991. In 2012, he started SINMENS, a collective working to explore the delicacy and intricacy of human inhabitation in the Chinese rural and urban areas. He graduated from the Design Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2013 at Beijing. In 2017, he graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from the Sculpture Department of Yale University School of Art. He has recently participated in group shows at LUMAWestbau, Zurich; EIK Gallery, New Haven; Torrance Shipman, New York; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing




e Wang, a rising star on the international art scene, is bursting through barriers on his way to recognition and stardom. Born in China and educated at the top universities in the world (including Yale, where he just graduated with an MFA), Mr. Wang is evocative of a new area in modern expression. Using a wide range of techniques and mediums, he has created a stunningly innovative portfolio that is sure to set the world ablaze with its power and ability to provoke deep introspection.

and couldn't tell whether it was he who turned into a butterfly in his dream, or a butterfly dreamt of turning into him. There are two ways of looking at this story; one relates to "Brain in a Vat" or similar ideas in René Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy, discussing the consciousness, real, and unreal. Another is looking at the character himself; it relates to psychoanalysis, like Jacques Lacan's idea of the divided self. Combining those ideas with cinematic production and experience gave birth to the work.

What are you working on now? Tell us about you. Why did you get into art? Since I was a child, I have found I have a passionate interest in images, such as those on embroidery, china and other objects used in daily life. Images are powerful, not only visually but also because of the beliefs, traditions and ideologies that inspired their creation. I studied residential design at China Central Academy of Fine Arts; I am intrigued by the delicacy and intricacy of human inhabitation and inspired to probe into the living circumstances of the Chinese rural and urban areas that have witnessed much growth. Studying at Yale, expanded the body of my work and offered me a platform to develop my research interests. It encouraged me to explore areas I have never stepped in and practice in diverse and interdisciplinary projects.

What have been the last few works you've done? The latest piece (flat, flat, flat) was inspired by the idea of scope regime and a Chinese idiom. The idiom means to draw a circle on the ground like a house of detention, and now it also refers to restricting someone or something to a designated sphere. The work uses this idiom as a metaphor to look at how individualism, cybernetics, neoliberalism and techno-utopianism draw the circle to flatten contemporary society. I'm the Mirror also draws inspiration from a Chinese text called "Zhuang Zhou Dreams a Butterfly," which tells the story of the ancient philosopher Zhuang Zhou who once dreamt of himself turning into a butterfly. In his dream, he was amused and exhilarated, without noticing that this butterfly was only in his dream. When he woke up and found that he was still himself, not a butterfly, he was surprised 90 | |

I'm working on multiple projects now, and trying to develop a body of work that focuses on ideas about images, screen space, ocular centrism and scopic regime. At the same time, I will pick up the works I have done to develop them into this larger topic. So it will not only be videos, I still like to make installations, sculptures and other tangible objects. Currently I'm making a new series of drawings and paintings on mirror film, a 4K film about the information eyes can consume, a 4K video discovering the relations of body and screen space, a 3-channel video made by found footage and transforming them into a flashing emoji form, and a performance with interaction of cameras, screens and projectors.

Where do you see your working evolving in the next few years? My work attempts to navigate and model the use of endlessly proliferative information and images in contemporary life. And investigate hybrid and shifting uses of images as they relate to complex relationships between observation and exploitation, seduction and repulsion. Moving beyond the limits of images and starting to investigate the architecture and ideology of information interfaces.

What exhibitions have you been involved with? The piece (flat, flat, flat) was included in the exhibition “Americans 2017” at the LUMA Westbau exhibition space within Löwenbräukunst in Zurich, Switzerland. The exhibition is co-curated by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist for 89plus.

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fter Memorial Day, the glorious Hamptons wakes up from a winters sleep, it’s air sweet from perfectly trimmed hedges, cut grass, farm turned soil, blooming wisteria and fresh ocean air. Looking like Andrew Wyeth paintings Hampontites and returnees prefer back roads that lead back to RT 27 connecting towns and people. Art buying is a big part of the Hamptons experience. There’s no shortage of art to see and receptions to attend every week. Enjoy the season and remember when you support the arts you support those who dare to dream, create the fuel which inspire passion and progress fundamental to our humanity. Arts promotes true prosperity, it ennobles and inspires us—fosters creativity, goodness, and beauty, helps us express our values, builds bridges between cultures, and brings us together regardless of ethnicity, religion or age.

Quogue THE QUOGUE GALLERY est. 2014 by Chester and Christy Murray, longtime art collectors and residents is a dynamic space in the Hamptons where artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts can meet and share their common passion for serious artistic investigation.

Southampton South Hampton’s Parrish Art Museum is a center for cultural engagement, inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it.

Janet Lehr discovered bat owner Adam Handler at 21.

THE SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER is one of the most iconic and beloved buildings in the Hamptons. Serving as a hub to strengthen arts and culture for our entire community, with both indoor and outdoor beautiful grounds, its dynamic venue presents the highest quality visual arts, film, live performances, talks and children’s activities.

Bridgehampton A welcome arrival is the RJD GALLERY, who has relocated after losing over 83 works of art from last year’s Sag Harbor fire is 3 times the size of its original location concentrates on narrative realism, photorealistic portraiture, surrealism and figurative  art.

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BORGHI FINE ART, est. 1998 in New York, Gallerist Mark Borghi has been selling artwork since age 9, spending most of his childhood inside his father’s many galleries. THE WHITE ROOM GALLERY est. 2015 exhibits an eclectic blend of contemporary art with themes that are abstract, graphic, surreal and magical featuring both well-known and emerging artists. CHASE EDWARDS CONTEMPORARY est. in 2014, Gallerist Bonnie Edwards returned to her Long Island native artistic roots after a ten-year hiatus after the sudden death of her husband, who together operated 5 galleries. Ms. Edwards said. “I think they are the most amazing people, responsible for changing our life cycle.” Every year, reinstalls a selection of its permanent sculpture collection and welcomes new works to its landscaped grounds and gardens for installation for the season to its Hamptons 16 acre sculpture park and gardens.


Sag Harbor

JANET LEHR FINE ARTS GALLERY, est.1977, formerly Vered Gallery referred to as ‘the best little museum in the Hamptons is the longest established art gallery Gallerist Janet Lehr passionate stories make her collections ‘comes alive’.

A late-night Sag Harbor weekend destination, locals and visitors can expect Romany of Romany Kamoris Gallery, holding court behind her desk and losing themselves in her fabulous potpourri of global music, local fine artists, books, glassware and novelty affordables, also online.

ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY, gallerist Eric Firestone has helped shape the artistic landscape of East Hampton with a series of avant-garde exhibits at his eponymous Newtown Lane gallery. Expect thought provoking popular openings, fashionistas, hipsters and celebrities pouring into the streets. GUILD HALL is an arts, entertainment, and education center for the community whose primary focus is to inform, inspire, and enrich our diverse audiences by presenting programs of the highest quality in the visual and performing arts, to collaborate with artists of eastern Long Island, to foster the artistic spirit and to provide a meeting place for all.

Art Fairs Not returning is the brainchild of my friend the illustrious Rick Friedman’s Arthamptons and Contemporary Art Fair. What returns is the Market Art + Design at the Bridgehampton Museum works alongside sponsors and partners Parrish Art Museum, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, The Wall Street Journal, and Perrier.

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“No One Will Rip-off the Taxpayers On My Watch”

Steve Labriola



axes are one of the biggest concerns for the average American citizen. They worry about overpaying, about what their money is being used for, and whether or not the people handling this money are trustworthy. It is these worries that make a good comptroller such an important asset of the local government. And Steve Labriola is prepared to show just how effective a comptroller can be. Labriola, 54, was born in Massapequa Park, NY, the son of an army paratrooper in World War II. He credits his father with instilling him with not only a set of values, including love of family and of country, but also with inspiring him to seek public office.

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“My father was a big reader,” said Labriola. “He would give me books on great leaders in our country and in Western civilization. I’d come home from school and I’d find another book and then another book, and that really got my interest in public service.” Labriola’s career as a public servant began when he was 32 years old and received a nomination for the New York State Assembly, serving for four terms. He then sought and achieved a local position as the town clerk in Oyster Bay, NY, an office he held for nine years. Throughout his tenure as Town Clerk, Labriola worked to help protect the taxpayers, instituting effective financial controls and modernizing transactions through technology, modern municipal clerk software and computers, and over-the-counter

credit card transactions to reduce cash transactions. “After accomplishing a lot of the goals I set out to reform and improve that office, I basically term-limited myself, took myself out of office,” he said. “I accepted an appointment with County Comptroller George Maragos, Chief Deputy Comptroller for Nassau County.” He stayed with that job for four years, and grew to appreciate its effectiveness and the opportunities it offered. “The comptroller is the fiscal watchdog of Nassau County,” he said. “It’s the first check and balance against waste, fraud and corruption.” Now, with Maragos vacating the position in order to run for County Executive, switching parties in the process, Labriola sees an opportunity to take the office and use the power it provides and his experience as

Pictured from left to right: Gina Labriola, daughter; Cindy Labriola, wife; Steve Labriola; Lisa Labriola, daughter and Bocce, family dog.

Chief Deputy Comptroller to accomplish major reforms. Labriola’s plan is simple and involves three main points, which are clearly laid out on his website. First, he wants to create a “Whistle-Blower Hotline,” allowing employees and citizens to anonymously report instances of potential fraud that they notice. Second, he wants to form a skilled Anti-Fraud Unit in order to prevent “shady companies” from taking up residency in the county. And third, he wants to double the number of annual audits to ensure accountability on the part of tax-funded organizations. Additionally, he wants to use social media and the County’s website to show where and how the taxpayers’ money is being spent, in order to restore faith in the local government. As he says on his website, “No one will rip

off the taxpayers on my watch.” Furthermore, Labriola plans to eliminate NIFA, Nassau County’s fiscal monitor, as he no longer sees the need for its oversight. While initially he was part of the group that approved of NIFA, he had not anticipated that it would still be in existence years after its implementation. “One of our goals is to release Nassau County from NIFA,” he said. “It would be a wonderful accomplishment to have NIFA no longer necessary, and the way to do that is to permanently remove the deficit condition which triggers the control period.” He also plans to revise the “County Guarantee,” which provides that should an individual challenge their taxes and win, then the county will return the

money at their own expense, while the municipality that initially received the funds keep them. “That’s a basic unfairness,” he said. Overall, Labriola has big plans, and wants to work alongside the state government in Albany and Nassau County itself in order to complete them. “I want this role in particular because I believe, in this role, I could restore the public’s trust,” he said. “My job will be to create accountability, strengthen transparency, and root out corruption wherever it may exist.” The General Election will be November 7, 2017.

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rom simple seasonal Christmas tree sales to one of the most respected full-service nurseries on Long Island, Westminster Nursery & Garden Center began more than a quarter of a century ago providing annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, ornamentation and garden supplies. Richard Hanna, the sole proprietor of the nursery, developed what is now known today as a premier nursery & garden center. Richard started this journey almost accidentally. He was a music major when his father bought a piece of property. Someone suggested selling Christmas trees on it, since there was a significant demand for them. Once he was out of college, Richard decided to take advantage of this opportunity and give it a try and began selling Christmas trees to passersby. He achieved much success in just his first few years, and decided to make a go of it. From then on the nursery flourished, growing into the garden center it is today—offering everything from trees to fresh-cut flowers. The nursery has since added a full-service landscape design, building and maintenance division. The staff is well-trained and knowledgeable, and they can answer

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any questions you may have about gardening or landscaping. They can also help you solve any issues regarding things such as annual planting, how to construct a pool, a patio, walk, deck or even a driveway. Though the nursery has grown and the business has expanded, the store has still remained familyrun to keep consistency. Landscaping trends seem to lean toward more elegant, clean-cut sophisticated projects, with a focus on outdoor spaces. The lead landscape designer involved, Patrick Duffe, spoke of the decisions one must make in creating ideal outdoor spaces. With gardens from simple to ornate, there must always be the question of maintaining it. Patrick insisted that if you don’t have access to landscape experts like him or his team coming to check up on your beautiful gardens fairly regularly, they may be harder to manage, and may not keep their beauty intact; especially with perennial gardens. Mr. Duffe makes it a point to say that he personally prefers keeping it relatively simple, regardless if others would rather have more-complicated designs. He feels that simplicity offers an easier, as well as more manageable result that will last; keeping his customers happy without too much hassle or stress.

As with any business, there often comes competition, but Richard seems serenely confident. The Westminster Nursery & Garden Center never seems to run out of stock (because it is well maintained under Richard's guiding eye), and the quality is unparalleled. Mr. Hanna prides himself on bringing in stock that is top notch and that will provide customers with a one-stop shopping experience.The nursery is much bigger today than it had been at the beginning, but that doesn’t make Richard forget where he came from. Whenever the holidays come around, the Christmas trees are stocked and ready to go, just as it was when that original piece of property was purchased. The Westminster Nursery & Garden Center is open seven days a week, making it easier than ever to to gather whatever help or supplies you need for your project or your garden. Whether you stop by to grab some gardening tools, or are ready to tackle a new deck for your home, The Westminster Nursery & Garden Center will make sure you get what you need to complete your next project!

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Michael Atinel



hat separates one business from the next? Its service and loyalty to its customers in a digital age. Michael Atinel’s John Michaels Jewelry focuses on family first. The business began with his family in Turkey five generations ago. Atinel spent his childhood learning the jewelry trade beside his father and it eventually grew into a local business, known for its custom jewelry and diamonds. “We have a strong rapport; people come from Farmingdale, Massapequa, all around.” Located at 8025 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, John Michaels Jewelry also offers jewelry repairs, appraisals and ear piercing. Pre-owned and made-to-order watches are available featuring, Michele, Raymond Weil and Ritmo Mundo. If you have any watches you would like to trade in, services also include buying and selling upscale watches. Atinel has recently stated that the business will begin to increase its presence online, in order to attract nonlocal customers.

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It all starts with family and at the heart of John Michaels Jewelry is making sure the customer’s needs come first. You will not feel rushed or pressured when choosing among the hundreds of beautiful watches and jewelry selections that Atinel carries, “bending over backwards, staying open late, and home delivery,” are just a just a few examples of Atinel’s extension of care to his customers. He strongly believes that everyone should be able to walk in and find the perfect gift or personal, glamorous creation. Whether it’s spending $100 on a bracelet or $200 for a graduation present, Atinel will ensure that you get exactly what you were looking for within your price range. “It’s not like you have to come in and spend four or five thousand, we are a family jewelry store, I want you to come to me for all your needs. . .Let’s say something for $300 for a graduation gift, I accommodate that too.” Atinel’s experience in the business has trained him to be diligent about receiving the best diamonds in the ever-changing market by using established sellers

and states, “it is a matter of what type of business you would like to run,” when discussing receiving only the best cut. “If you really know jewelry, quality, stick with existing members…” Beyond business etiquette, his childhood working closely beside his father ignited a passionate eye for finding just the right diamond that will shine brightest in everything from a brilliant ring, to your child’s first diamond-studded earring. “When you put a diamond in a piece of jewelry you see the color and brilliance—only microscopically can you see the quality.” An in-house custom designer can help in turning any of your old jewelry into an extraordinary new creation. Bring in your old gold, silver or diamonds and have them transformed into your dream piece. “We can create anything you imagine. Rings, bracelets, earrings with your stone. Come in with your old stuff, pick out a design or bring in a picture and we can make it.”

“We can create anything you imagine.”

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osmetic dentistry, is a union of science, aesthetics and artistry, involving minimal pain, and is practiced by cosmetic dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman. “A cosmetic dentist is someone that approaches every case with an aesthetic eye and an eye for detail,” said Dr. Veytsman, a New York native. She is the youngest person ever to graduate from the New York University College of Dentistry, doing so at the age of 22. From there, she went on complete her residency at a Colombia College Hospital, and spent years practicing and acquiring the necessary knowledge to become a cosmetic dentist. “The way I chose cosmetic dentistry,” she said, “was because I always wanted to be a doctor my entire life, but I always had this creative part of me, and it just seemed like the perfect combination of both. Now I get to practice both the science part and the art part.” Dr. Veytsman practices both cosmetic and general dentistry, and also applies her cosmetic techniques to her general practice. “General dentistry can be cosmetic as well,” she said. Her patients consist of “image-conscious” men and women, along with some celebrity clientele. Her patients come for a variety of services, and one of the most popular is Invisalign. “Invisalign is a way to move teeth using clear

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aligners without using brackets and wires,” she said. Referring to previous methods of teeth alignment as “uncomfortable” and “unsightly,” she feels that Invisalign is a more comfortable and better solution for the appearance-conscious individual. Dr. Veytsman is incredibly knowledgeable about the process behind Invisalign, which involves taking impressions of the teeth and then using them to determine the necessary structures needed to optimize the process. “I would say it’s in our top three procedures,” she said. Another popular procedure she offers is her smile makeover, a process by which she transforms and improves a person’s smile. She has many different methods of doing so, including porcelain veneers. “Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of teeth,” she said. This procedure also involves impressions, which are used to create a “wax-up” or “mockup” of what the person’s smile will look like once the veneers are added. They can even create a digital mockup, allowing the person to view and approve the changes, and to make adjustments easily. Dr. Veytsman sees this mockup as one of the most important elements of the process, as it allows for what she calls a “trial smile.” This allows the patient to see a version of the end result, utilizing temporary veneers,

which allows the patient to clearly see how their teeth and smile will look in their mouth. “This is a big change. It’s obviously something that the world sees right away, so we never want to start a case without the patient getting to ‘test-drive’ the smile first,” she said. The changes that can be made with veneers include widening or broadening the smile, changing the length of the teeth, or changing the shape of the smile altogether. “There’s so many things we can do with veneers,” she said. “Invisalign just moves teeth, but veneers actually change the color, the size, the shape….You can really do a lot.” Dr. Veytsman is also well aware of the potential fears surrounding dentistry and its associated practices. “When patients come in, there’s always a fear of pain, fear of the unknown,” she said. “It’s really just a matter of getting comfortable.” In regards to what makes her different, she prides herself on her close relationship with her patients and her in-depth knowledge of cosmetic dentistry. “The most humbling part and the biggest privilege of all of this,” she said, “are really the patients that come through the door and the relationships we’re able to establish.”


Jeff Bridgman



eff Bridgman, the country’s foremost seller of antique American flags, political textiles, folk-art and memorabilia, is out to preserve history and draw attention to the beauty and importance of Old Glory. He has been a passionate collector since his early childhood, when he became enamored with American history.  As a youngster, Bridgman went on countless trips to national landmarks and battlefields and was always on the lookout for hidden treasures.  He hunted and hoarded bottle caps and beer cans, always keeping a watchful eye out for the “good ones.”  It was only natural that Bridgman would combine his passion for accumulating collectibles and his encyclopedic knowledge of our nation’s history and make it his life-long career! Now 49-years-old and headquartered in historic York County, Pennsylvania, Bridgman is the largest collector and dealer of antique American flags and textiles in the nation, most dating back to the 19th century. Always on the lookout for rare, unique and one-of-a-kind items, Bridgman recently paid a record-breaking $275,000 for an 1856 James Buchanan portrait campaign flag. 

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President Bill Clinton & Ralf Lauren The popularity of the Stars & Stripes continues to grow, and in addition to flying on the flagpole, it is often the centerpiece of salons and drawing rooms.  Bridgman’s clients include many bold-faced names, including Michael Bloomberg and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as Barbra Streisand, who purchased two flags as gifts for her friends’ Bill Clinton and Bill Gates. Ralph Lauren has been a client for more than twenty years and has purchased items for his Colorado ranch, as well as for his stores and corporate offices. Some of the Ralph Lauren’s boutiques even carry and sell Bridgman’s rare collectibles.    Historical Flags  “I consider myself to be an American folk-art dealer, and flags are included in that,” Bridgman explained. “During the 19th century, there were no official proportions for the flag, or official shades of red and blue. There was no official number of points that the stars had to have.” It was even possible to advertise directly on the flag, as exampled by a LincolnJohnson campaign flag Bridgman recently sold. “In those days, people did all kinds of interesting things

with the flag design. People would add eagles, reverse colors, and even drop the number of stars like when the South seceded. There were all sorts of whimsical and interesting things that people did that make 19th century examples some of the best American folk art there is.” He added, “Only time will tell how valuable the campaign buttons and banners of President Trump may one day become! However, in the meantime, there are many esteemed politicians whose memorabilia is highly collectible, such as Abraham Lincoln.”  Bridgman sold the most well-known parade flags from the LincolnJohnson’s 1864 campaign for six figures.    How to Collect Flags Bridgman was always encouraged by his mother, an avid collector, to become an antiques dealer. Starting with $1,000 borrowed from his parents, Jeff hunted yard sales, buying items and refinishing them to sell. Twentyfive years later, Bridgman has exhibited at almost 1,000 antique shows with a stock of more than 2,000 flags. You can find Bridgman’s merchandise on his website:, at and on

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Odd Mom Out Jill Kargman, who writes and stars in the hit TV show Odd Mom Out, was delighted to write the forward for her friend Lyss Stern’s new book, “Motherhood Is A B#TCH: 10 Steps to Regaining Your Sanity, Sexiness, and Inner Diva,” which just hit bookstores in the Hamptons and is also available on Amazon. “It was so heartfelt and real about how she felt as a mom, as a first time mom and how she reclaimed herself back,” Stern says, clearly touched.  

Reclaiming Your Life. The message behind the book, says Stern, is that once you become a mom, you don’t have to lose sight of who you are. “For me and for so many other moms out there, between working and taking care of the kids, and whether or not you’re a stay at home mom, so much of it becomes about the kids. And you forget about you as the woman and you forget about you

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as the wife.” It’s about reclaiming your life. It offers tips about nutrition, date nights, shopping for lingerie, and letting yourself breathe. It’s also, Stern says, hilarious, with chapters like “Get Your Sh-t Together” and “You’ve Got a Mouth, Use It.” She emphasizes that most of the tips are things you can do on your own that don’t cost any money. “That’s the whole beauty of the book. We’re not telling you to go to Chanel and drop X amount, we’re really giving you tidbits that you could put into your real life each and every day, for moms everywhere.”

Divalysscious Moms Thirteen years ago Stern founded Divalysscious Moms, a networking company specifically for moms, with cool, chic, kid-friendly activities like a grand opening of the Fendi Kids boutique on Fifth Avenue. There is usually swag in the form of gift bags, but most importantly, you get to have fun, and to meet

other moms. At that time, there were only a handful of Mommy blogs, so she was something of a pioneer. Divalysscious Moms has launched everything from UPPAbaby Strollers to Stokke Strollers, which is part of an “influencer program.”  

Super Saturday Her entrepreneurial endeavors include giving back; for ten years, she has run the children’s area at Super Saturday, the annual Hamptons ovarian cancer research fundraiser. It’s called Camp Divalysscious and features face painting, magic shows and more, plus activities for parents as well. Stern is also working with her husband to create a comedy television show called #NanaDoll about her widowed mother, who she says is a real character.

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ord on the curb is that Robert Downey Jr. is headed to the Hamptons this summer. According to reports, the Marvel comic action actor purchased the historic Edward De Rise Windmill Cottage in East Hampton. The home’s most recent listing was for $10.5 million. Erected around 1885, the iconic home built inside a giant windmill, boasts four acres, a seven bedroom main house, a two-bedroom guest house, three -car garage, 50-foot pool and tennis court.

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he creme de la creme of New York Society was transported to Marrakech, Morocco for the fairytale wedding of Hannah Bronfman to Brendan Fallis. Hannah, the daughter of multi-billionaire businessman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and actress Sherry Bronfman, fell in love with Morocco on an earlier visit and felt it was the picture perfect spot to hold her nuptials in. Educator/actress/photographer Copper Cunningham, a lifelong friend of the mother of the bride tells 25A: “It was a beautiful four days which started out with a welcome dinner and cocktails at Le Palace. The other events included a desert dance sesh, pool party and tennis event. Sherry and I grew up in Chicago where she was Miss Tan Illinois and I was Miss Bronze Chicago. We both came to New York to act and Sherry starred on Broadway with Pearl Bailey in “Purlie Victorious.” It was a thrill to witness Hannah's big day.


oul Food” lovebirds Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on May 22, 2017 by taking in the Broadway show “Dolls House,” which stars Condola Rashad, daughter of Phylicia Rashad and Ahmad Rashad. Condola has been nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the play. Meanwhile, Boris posted a love letter to his wife on Instagram, saying: “This just happened. It's year 12. I want to thank you for unapologetically being you. For always finding the light, even when the curtain are shut, for being a model for kindness and grace to Sophie and Nico, and for continuing to write our amazing story with me.”


elebrity Philanthropist/Author Jean Shafiroff hosted her annual Southampton Animal Shelter Wine Tasting on May 28th. The chic soiree was the kick-off for the Southampton Animal Shelter Gala, which will take place on July 8th. The lovely Shafiroff will be honored on that evening for her amazing animal activism and her endless quest to rescue cats and dogs from shelters around the world. For tickets go to southamptonanimalshelter. com or call 631-488-8000.

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Cate Blanchett, Jessica Biel and Tom Hanks with Emma Watson at The Tribeca Film Festival which showed over 150 movies from 30 countries. Other attendees included  Debra Messing, Dustin Hoffman, Chloe Sevigny, Matthew Perry, Katie Holmes.  Karen Gillan and P.Diddy.

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Hamptons Social Network LeCirque Party 9TH ANNUAL PARTY @ LE CIRQUE NYC!

On May 23, 2017, Judith Abrams and James Valenti joined guests at Le Cirque for a night of delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks to celebrate Hamptons Social Network's 9th Annual party hosted by its Founder, Debbie Rodriguez. Thanks to Dale of Norway, Le Cirque, Meet Me at the Opera, Havana Roasters, Interaudi Bank, Anima & Cuore, PunzonĂŠ Organic Vodka, and Judith Ann Abrams. Photographers: Manuel Arjona, Benno, Bill Chin




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The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted its 22nd Don Peebles, Katrina Peebles at the The New York Center Christine Boeke, Christine Crowther, Christine Rales Annual Spring Celebration Benefit at Clement Restaurant for Children (NYCC) 22nd Annual Spring Celebration at the The New York Center for Children (NYCC) 22nd at the Peninsula Hotel. The event featured a Silent Auction Benefit ©Patrick McMullan Annual Spring Celebration Benefit ©Patrick McMullan as well as a live jazz performance, NYC: Michael Kelly ©Patrick McMullan

Michael Haggen at the The New York Center for Children Linda Schoenthaler at the The New York Center for Juliet Herzberg, Emily Friedman at the The New York (NYCC) 22nd Annual Spring Celebration Benefit ©Patrick Children (NYCC) 22nd Annual Spring Celebration Benefit Center for Children (NYCC) 22nd Annual Spring McMullan ©Patrick McMullan Celebration Benefit ©Patrick McMullan

Gruppo Italiano (GI) and Consorzio Di Tutela Dei Vini Del Reed Rosen, George Coteanu at the Gruppo Italiano Jim Taylor at the Gruppo Italiano (GI) and Consorzio Di Sannio held a special Wine Tasting with Exquisite Sannio (GI) and Consorzio Di Tutela Dei Vini Del Sannio Wine Tutela Dei Vini Del Sannio Wine Tasting ©LMG Wines at the The Leopard at des Artistes, NYC: Geraldo Tasting ©LMG Antelmo, Gianfranco Sorrentino, Libero Rillo ©LMG 114

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The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its fourth annual Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon at the private Upper East Side residence of Andrea Stark, NYC: Lauren Day Roberts, Pamela Morgan, Lucia Hwong Gordon ©Rob Rich of Society Allure

Kathy Gantz, Andrea Stark, Maribel Lieberman at The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) fourth annual Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon ©Rob Rich of Society Allure

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Vicky Tiel, Lois Zelman at The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) fourth annual Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon ©Rob Rich of Society Allure

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Philanthropist, humanitarian, author and the past honoree Mark D. Friedman, Chef Aaron Sanchez at the American Miri Torres at the American Cancer Society’s 12th Annual Jean Shafiroff served as host committee member of the Cancer Society’s 12th Annual Taste of Hope ©Patrick Taste of Hope American Cancer Society’s 12th Annual Taste of Hope at the McMullan ©Patrick McMullan Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC: Jean Shafiroff ©Patrick McMullan

Celebrity jewelry designer margo manhattan celebrated Performer MELINA at Margo Manhattan’s HSN Jewelry Fabienne Lécole at Margo Manhattan’s HSN Jewelry Her Newest HSN Jewelry Collection With an Exclusive Collection Exclusive Previewing Reception Collection Exclusive Previewing Reception Previewing Reception At Luxury Central Park South @CapturedColorNYC Lisa Zari & Milo Hess @CapturedColorNYC Lisa Zari & Milo Hess Residence, NYC: Margo Manhattan @CapturedColorNYC Lisa Zari & Milo Hess

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