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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Frederick J. C. von Stein TRAVEL EDITOR Janet E. von Stein FASHION & BEAUTY EDITOR Jill Campbell ARTS EDITOR Simon Bell

An Adirondak Adventure

San Francisco

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway

Staying Present

Story and photographs by Jan Von Stein

Story and photographs by Marvin Scott

Story and photographs by Marvin Scott

Seeds of Truth to Manage Anxious Eating

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FOOD EDITOR Skip Cunningham TECHNOLOGY EDITOR Richard Thornton

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Beauty & Health

Arts & Culture

Dining Out Guide

English Cricket

About Face

Museums, Books & Movies

Local Restaurants & Reviews

Word Games & Puzzles.

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Departments Article

PHOTOGRAPHERS Richard Baldwin, Erica Sloan, Francoise Ohayon, Marvin Scott

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FEATURE

An Adirondak Adventure

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FEATURE

San Francisco

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FEATURE

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway

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BEAUTY & HEALTH

Saving Face

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BEAUTY & HEALTH

Scentsational

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BEAUTY & HEALTH

The Mane Event

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BEAUTY & HEALTH

Staying Present: Seeds of Truth to Manage Anxious Eating

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ARTS & CULTURE

Museums

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ARTS & CULTURE

Movie & Book Reviews

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DINING OUT GUIDE

Local Restaurant Listings & Reviews

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THE ENGLISH CRICKET

Word Games & Puzzles

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LIGHTEN UP

Humor

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An Adirondack by Jan von Stein From the early 19th century, the deep woods, lakes and mountains of the Adirondacks have beguiled empresses, inspired railroad tycoons and offered solace to poets, painters and authors. The term “vacation” is said to have originated in the Adirondacks; wealthy New Yorkers would “vacate” the city during the sticky summer months and head for the cool northern woods. Spanning an astounding six million acres, the Adirondack Regions beckon each new generation to discover what it means to become part of an adventure story centuries in the making.

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Year-Round Adventure in the Adirondacks The Adirondack Region is one of the most diverse destinations on the East Coast, offering unparalleled outdoor recreation throughout its dazzling lakes, wild mountains, and charming towns and villages. One of the nation’s few mountain areas with extensive lake access, the Adirondacks offer a unique wilderness destination experience, so that from your first visit to every return thereafter, each journey holds the promise of new adventures. Thousands of miles of Adirondack waterways provide endless adventure on the water, from ultimate wilderness canoeing and kayaking, to windsurfing, sailing and trophy bass fishing on the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain. Paddle the pristine backcountry waterways of the Adirondack Wild, or explore the Adirondack Lakes Region vast network of lakes, rivers and ponds. From the foothills of the Lake George Region, to distant peaks near the Canadian border, the Adirondack Mountains dominate the skyline. Boasting one of the largest hiking trail systems in the country – including the Lake Placid Region’s outstanding 46 High Peaks Wilderness, hiking trailheads are plentiful and easy to find. Six Million Acres - The Forever Wild Park Established in 1892 by the State of New York amid concerns for the water and timber resources of the region, the Adirondack Park today covers an area larger in size than New England, and more expansive than Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon and the Great Smokies National Parks combined, and is the largest park in the lower 48 states. Yet it is the only one on the continent in which large human populations live and whose land is divided almost evenly between protected wilderness and privately owned tracts.

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Formed some one billion years ago and subjected to hundreds of millions of years of erosion and glaciation, notably the glaciations of the Pleistocene Epoch (about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago) the Adirondacks are growing faster than the Himalayas, at a rate of one foot every 100 years. The Adirondacks region is circular in outline, domelike in appearance, and covers more than 9,400 square miles. The region is made up of hundreds of peaks and foothills, with more than 40 summits higher than 4,000 feet, the tallest are Mount Marcy, which is the highest point in the state at 5,344 feet and Algonquin Peak of Mount McIntyre at 5,114 feet. Although the peaks are primarily rounded in shape, several of the higher ones, including Whiteface Mountain (4,867 feet), reveal bare rock walls in vertical escarpments. The Adirondack Mountains are covered with spruce, hemlock, and pine forests interspersed with hardwoods on the lower slopes; white-tailed deer and black bear are the largest species of wildlife. The action of retreating glaciers during the last Pleistocene Ice Age left the area covered by glacial till (intermingled clay, sand, gravel, and boulders) and created the many spectacular gorges, waterfalls, lakes, ponds, and swamps for which the region is noted. Some 2,300 lakes and ponds dot the landscape. More than 31,000 miles of rivers and streams radiate from the upland region into the St. Lawrence, Hudson, and Mohawk rivers and Lakes Ontario and Champlain. Cool mountain breezes moderate summers in the Adirondacks, and winters, though cold, are mitigated by dry air and clear skies. The boundary of the park, known as the Blue Line, can be found etched on historic records and clearly defined on modern maps. Encompassing millions of acres of public, constitutionally protected forest preserve, as well as privately owned land, the park – in a word – is epic. A Patchwork Quilt of Seven Regions Like a patchwork quilt, the Adirondacks are made up of seven distinct regional destinations, each offering their own brand of Adirondack adventure. From the Adirondack Lakes Region with more than 600 bodies of navigable water, to the extensive hiking trails of the High Peaks Wilderness in the Lake Placid Region – the area is as diverse in geography as it is in activities and events. Bicycle between wineries on the Adirondack Coast, or dive to sunken shipwrecks in the Adirondack Seaway near the Canadian Border. Explore the Lake George Region’s family-friendly attractions and discover the Adirondack Tug Hill Plateau’s oneof-a-kind recreation opportunities.

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Numerous parks, private resort villages, and state campsites in the Adirondacks provide facilities for camping, swimming, hiking, and canoeing, especially around the Saranac River and Lake Placid. Winter sports include Olympic ski and bobsled runs at Lake Placid and other sites, snowmobiling, and ice-skating. Good highways provide access to some parts of the region, but its more remote portions are


accessible only to hikers or canoeists. Historic landmarks in the area include Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga National Historical Park, Lake George, and Plattsburgh. The Adirondack Museum, on a campus of exhibit buildings near Blue Mountain Lake, houses relics of human activity in the mountains since colonial times. Lake George Region Charming towns and villages throughout the Lake George Region offer a unique blend of the Adirondack Region’s rustic heritage with the Gilded Age’s elegance. Discover adventure, revel in something new or simply relax amid the stunning natural beauty. Enjoy a multitude of family-friendly attractions and restaurants throughout the region’s communities. With more than 300 cafes, bistros, restaurants and pubs to choose from - you’re sure to find something to please each palate.

Fern Lodge Veranda The possibilities for adventure are endless. Take a romantic hot air balloon ride over glittering lakes, or fly unfettered on a parasailing excursion. From whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, to a weekend stay at one of several dude ranches – the Lake George Region is a hub for Adirondack adventure. Gore Mountain offers summer and fall Downhill Mountain biking with more than 1,700 feet of vertical. Fishing enthusiasts will find ample opportunities to fish for landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout and Small Mouth Bass in the numerous lakes and streams. Home to nine scenic golf courses, the region features luxuriously manicured fairways and greens at challenging courses and family-friendly clubs. The Queensbury Country Club offers a championship golf experience, while the 1,000 Acres Golf Club is perfect for beginner and experienced golfers alike. In the colder seasons, the region is transformed by snow and winter activities are plentiful. Gore Mountain Ski Center offer family-friendly alpine terrain and ski lessons, and nearby West Mountain is perfect for a leisurely afternoon on the slopes or night skiing. Enjoy special holiday events, such as Adirondack Winter Carnivals, as well as snowshoeing, snow-tubing, sledding, ice-skating and horseback riding throughout the winter season. Lake George has inspired artists, poets and composers for centuries. From Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz to contemporary performers and playwrights – the region is both a haven and a muse for creative minds. The Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls is just one of many Lake George cultural attractions, offering a wide range of performances each year – covering many subjects and mediums. Our Adirondack Adventure began in the Lake George Region with a visit to The Hyde Collection (161 Warren St. Glens Falls) for the unveiling of the groundbreaking Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit – “My Summer

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Place.” The Hyde’s collection is a truly remarkable group of works and is a testament to the vision of founder, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, and her husband, Louis Fiske Hyde. Works from the collection – the Rembrandt, the Rubens, the Picasso, the Renoirs, and the Hassam, for instance – are constantly in demand by museums around the world. A large part of this collection is installed in the elegant atmosphere of historic Hyde House, an American Renaissance mansion built in 1912.   We stopped at The Chocolate Mill Pastry Shop & Café (164 Glen St. Glens Falls) for lunch and enjoyed seared almond chicken breast with Altamont Vineyards Riesling poached pears with bleu cheese, dried cranberries and toasted almonds, mixed greens salad with a roasted shallot vinaigrette prepared by owner and master pastry chef Frank Volkommer. Equally delicious is the outstanding menu at 132 Glen Bistro (132 Glen St. Glens Falls). Typical foods you will find at the Bistro are fresh soups, homemade breads healthy salads, and creative entrees developed by Chef Kevin. Located in the heart of the Lake George region is the Adirondack Winery and Tasting Room. By sourcing high quality wine products from vineyards, primarily in California, they are able to offer an impressive selection of handcrafted award winning wines. For five dollars you can taste seven wines and you get to keep the souvenir glass. Adirondack Wild Region Hamilton County is located in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The region is home to several of the most historic and treasured Great Camps as well as celebrated attractions such as the Adirondack Museum. It was here, in the Village of Raquette Lake that William West Durant first conceived of Great Camp Sagamore. Soon, America’s wealthiest families were traveling north from New York City to enjoy the Adirondacks in their “Great Camps.” These massive compounds were built in the “rustic aesthetic,” mimicking the surrounding wilderness, and offering every

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Paradise Found As we headed to the quintessentially romantic Fern Lodge on Friends Lake in Chestertown, we soon discovered that GPS was not to be relied upon. We were led through hither and yon ending up at the edge of the forest where upon the GPS announced that we had reached our destination. Rerouting, and glad we still had daylight, we navigated our way to The Fern Lodge. “Paradise Found!” We settled into our magnificent Forest Guest Room, complete with fireplace and whirlpool, overlooking the pristine and private Friends Lake. The shower was absolutely amazing – two ginormous boulders, strategically positioned, serve as seats as water sprays from every conceivable direction. Five unique guest rooms are intimate and uncommonly comfortable – both rustic and elegant. The Great Room with its vaulted ceiling, expansive stone fireplace and fur throws on the sofas envelop you in warmth. There is a nine-person theatre, pool table, honor bar and wine cellar, outdoor hot tub, sauna and exercise equipment and paddleboats available for guest use. But more than all of these delightful amenities, it is the graciousness of hosts, Sharon and Greg Taylor, who will ensure that your stay is memorable and perfect in every way. Each evening at five, Sharon takes guests on a wine and cheese boat tour of Friends Lake on the “Afro-disiac” (a surrey topped electric motor boat). With dinnertime approaching, we headed to barVino (272 Main St. North Creek) a restaurant, wine bar, with a live music venue offering a rustic chic menu using many local products, which changes seasonally to incorporate the freshest possible ingredients. The wine and beer menus are approachable, diverse, and continuously evolving so that guests are not only able to find their favorites, but also try something new with each visit.

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conceivable luxury. Visitors can glimpse these architectural treasures aboard the W.W. Durant Cruise Ship. The Raquette Lake Navigation Company offers scenic boat rides around the lake from June through the fall foliage season. The Adirondack Wild also holds the distinction of being the least populated county in the entire eastern United States offering incredible outdoor recreation in pristine wilderness. Hudson River whitewater rafting is a top activity throughout the summer, and is especially popular during spring’s “big water” season. Melting snow and ice create Class IV-V rapids on sections of the Hudson River – creating whitewater conditions comparable to those found in the Western United States.

Returning to Fern Lodge after dinner, we sat around the fireplace, chatting and listening to classical music as we sipped dessert wines. In the morning, we enjoyed Sharon’s amazing breakfast burritos, salsa, maple sausages and berry smoothies on the enclosed veranda overlooking the lake. Fern Lodge is a year round resort offering swimming, boating, hiking and in the winter, skiing at nearby Gore Mountain. After breakfast we drove north to the must see Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. Blue Mountain Lake, whose sheer beauty is Breakfast at Fern Lodge.

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overwhelming, is one of the crown jewels of the Adirondacks. The scenery that you pass while driving there is spectacular. The history of the very place on which the museum sits mirrors the history of the Adirondacks: from lumber camp to summer hotel to museum, it embodies the transformation of the Adirondacks from mineral and lumber resource to resort to recreation getaway. Exhibits include artifacts representing community life from all over the Adirondack region and bring to life the history of man’s relationship to this landscape so we may make better-informed decisions about the future of this very special place. Enjoy lunch while admiring the view over Blue Mountain Lake at Lake View Café. Blue Mountain Lake is also a magnet for the outdoor adventure. The lake is a paddler’s and fisherman’s paradise, as are the other nearby lakes and ponds. Whitewater enthusiasts will find some of the world’s finest Class III and IV rapids on the famous Hudson River Gorge, a few minutes away. The area is loaded with easy-access hiking trails with spectacular views, ranging in difficulty from the demanding Blue Mountain to the relatively easy, but spectacular, Castle Rock.

Returning to Chestertown, we stopped into The Main Street Ice Cream Parlor. History will surround you in this historic old school house with an early 20th century theme. The old fashioned soda fountain is a gathering place for “kids” of all ages. We enjoyed the most delicious maple walnut ice cream. Adirondack Lakes Country The Adirondack Lakes Region boasts a staggering number of waterways and New York State’s only designated canoe wilderness - the St. Regis Wilderness Canoe Area. It is the perfect place for a summer paddling getaway. In fall, stunning foliage decorates the landscape, providing a colorful background for Adirondack hiking trips. Winter finds skiers on Nordic trails, as well as hitting the slopes at alpine ski areas such as Big Tupper and Titus Mountain. Not only is the Adirondack Lakes Region a boater’s paradise, it offers a wonderful array of outdoor activities. Championship golf can be found on Adirondack golf courses throughout the region. In addition to the Malone Golf Club, the region is home to three popular golf courses,

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including the Saranac Inn Golf Club which was also recognized by Golf Digest as one of four U.S. courses 100 years or older to receive 4.5 stars. With a par 72 and 6,557 yards - the Saranac Inn offers well-manicured greens and lush fairways. Saranac Lake offers guided horseback riding at two ranches. Enjoy horseback riding expeditions along woodland trails and through flowering meadows year-round and receive riding tips from ranch hands. The Adirondack Lakes Region offers 240 fishable bodies of water - from rivers and brooks to streams and lakes. Fly fish or cast a line and reel in fresh water fish species including salmon, bass, walleye, panfish and splake. The Adirondack Lakes Region is home to some of the finest summit views found in the Adirondack Mountains, and several Franklin County peaks boast historic fire-

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Dining Room at Whiteface Lodge towers. From the Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) at Paul Smiths’ miles of marked nature trails offering ample bird watching and wildlife viewing opportunities, to remote peaks such as St. Regis Mountain - there are plenty of trails to explore. On the final stretch to Lake Placid, our drive on Route 86 North parallels the AuSable River, creating some stunning views of the rushing waters. Even more exciting are the vistas of the highest peak of Mount Marcy and the magnificent Whiteface Mountain that inspire us by their sheer size and beauty. Reaching Lake Placid, the scenery changes once we leave the village and an exquisite retreat emerges, consisting of high triangular wooded structures in a traditional Adirondack architecture that complements the spectacular backdrop of the High Peaks. Known as Whiteface Lodge, this resort bestows serenity and grandeur, blending perfectly into the mountainous setting. The Lodge has garnered numerous awards, including “The 2012 World’s Best Places to Stay” on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, White-

face Lodge is the only resort with this distinction in New York outside of New York City. Wood-beamed ceilings, massive stone fireplaces and cozy carpeted sitting areas evoke the grandeur and ambiance of the heyday of the fabled Adirondack Great Camps. Complete with all the luxury amenities and services of today’s finest resorts and private residence clubs, Whiteface lives up to the grandest of expectations. Built in part with timber hand-milled on-site, the Whiteface Lodge has 94 multi-bedroom suites that feature handcrafted Adirondack furnishings and other regional décor. Antler chandeliers hang from the ceilings, and moose and elk heads along with wooden canoes, oars and snowshoes adorn the walls. Entering the lobby we were greeted with exceptional hospitality as well as warm dark woods, soft lighting, massive fragrant bouquets of flowers, the aroma of wood burning fireplaces, lush carpeting and soft music - a sensory overload.

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Our deluxe three-bedroom suite was spacious and beautifully appointed. The upstairs master bedroom has a king size bed, vaulted beamed ceiling and fireplace. Additional bedrooms have queen size beds. There are three bathrooms, 2 with jetted tub and heated floors. The separate living space includes a fireplace, balcony, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. Embracing the flora and fauna of the Adirondacks, Earth tones, waterfalls and serene music surround you upon entering The Spa. A unique variety of signature treatments combine Asian healing principles with the restorative ingredients of bio-maple compounds and hand selected botanicals that embrace your soul, and leave you rejuvenated and yearning to return.

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I selected the Beyond Botox Facial. This sophisticated anti aging treatment incorporating a pumpkin purifying enzyme peel, rejuvenates leaving skin firm and with a resilient complexion. Delightful! Post-treatment, I enjoyed the eucalyptus steam room and sauna. As with every element of this property, not a single detail deviates from the Adirondack Great Camp theme and the spa is no exception. (Well, maybe there weren’t eucalyptus steam rooms and dry saunas back in the Great Camp era).


Before dinner we stop in KANU Lounge, spotting seats in front of the fireplace, for one of the Lodge’s signature martinis as we spoke with General Manager Chris Polito. KANU’s Great Room dining room beckons to us. The innovative American cuisine showcases the talents of Chef de Cuisine Greg Barth and Certified Sommelier, Scott Waller. The venison medallions and bison strip steak were pure perfection. Dinner is when Scott’s knowledge and experience is apparent as he moves from table to table, consulting with guests on the perfect beverage pair with their meal from your first course to your last.

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AuSable Chasm in Keeseville was our first excursion in the Lake Placid region, one of the oldest natural attractions in the US. The name comes from the compression of Au Sable, not the river’s ausibility -into the form of roughly two mile long chasm at the end of which Rainbow Falls roars like an exclamation point. We decide to take the Inner Sanctum Trail, which features natural stone walkways and a network of man-made bridges, staircases and vistas. Riverside Photo by Janet von Stein views of unique rock formations and geological oddities underneath towering sandstone cliffs are highlighted along the way. A bit chilly this morning and rain threatening, we pass on the opportunity to take a float ride through production depicts the story of John Thomas’s escape from the cruelties the rest of the chasm (we’ll be back) and make our way to the Trolley of slavery in Maryland, ultimately settling with his family on his own Stop just as the rain begins. Adirondack farm. A leg iron found hidden in a nearby Quaker home is the centerpiece of other displays that depict the debate over slavery. A Our next stop was The North Star Underground Railroad Museum, regional exhibit identifies safe-houses and illuminates the lives of men which opened in May 2011. Located just outside AuSable Chasm, the and women who represented every state of the antislavery struggle – Museum reveals the hidden history of the Champlain Line of the Unfrom petitions to war. derground Railroad. Poignant exhibits portray compelling stories of fugitives from slavery who passed through Northeastern New York and the In historic downtown Plattsburg, we stopped for lunch at Irises Café Champlain Valley on their way to Québec and Ontario. A multimedia and Wine Bar (22 City Hall Pl.). Contemporary American cuisine and specializing in California and New World Selections, they offer an impressive 40 wines by the glass. The Crispy Duck Salad and Asian Tuna Salad were amazing. Rafting at Ausable Chasm Returning to Whiteface Lodge we are anxious to see this evening’s featured entertainment – a live Birds of Prey demonstration. As guests gather, we pull up our Adirondack chairs. The campfire is going and kids of all ages are making s’mores while waiting in rapt anticipation (excuse the pun) for the arrival of the birds. Mark Manske of Adirondack Raptors introduces a Great Horned Owl, a Barn Owl, and a Harris Hawk as he describes the amazing lives of hawks and owls. Mr. Manske has been studying raptors since 1984 and provides both an entertaining as well as informative demonstration.

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After dinner, under the tutelage of Mr. Waller, I participated in a Scotch “Malt Tasting” while my husband experienced the Botrytis Dessert Wine Flights. This was a fantastic and educational experience. One of Scott’s primary roles at Whiteface Lodge is to develop education programs for both guests and staff. Near the seasonal ice skating rink and tennis courts, graciously appointed Lean-Tos, luxe versions of the shelters built on mountain trails for wary and stranded travelers, guests can enjoy and indulge in more than 25 single malt scotches, after dinner drinks, ports, cordial and wines all featured on their Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Drink Menu. Drink selections are perfectly complemented by their cigar menu, featuring world-class variations of hand-rolled and imported cigars. 31


Scenic View from Summit of Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid. Courtesy CVBLakePlacid.com The Whiteface Lodge is unquestionably a lodge for all seasons offering the perfect destination for both couples seeking a romantic getaway as well as for families. The Resort boasts a plethora of activities for all ages and interests. There is a year round heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool complex as well as a catch and release fishing pond and beachfront on Lake Placid provides a full complement of watercraft.

Birds of Prey Exhibition at Whiteface Lodge

Our last adventure, before reluctantly leaving this utopia, we took the Whiteface Veteran’s Memorial Highway. An alpine-style gatehouse, constructed in 1934, and Lake Stevens, a small, pristine pond, give the Highway a picturesque start. We stop for several photo ops on our way to the top of 4,867 – foot high Whiteface Mountain. The paved road rises 2,300 feet in five miles from the Toll House. We park our car at the end of the paved road and walk through a tunnel carved deep inside the mountain where we take an elevator to the summit. At the summit is something you won’t usually find – a castle with a restaurant and gift shop. Stepping outside it is noticeably colder and we are glad we wore our jackets. We climb across the craggy boulders to take in the awe inspiring 360° views spanning hundreds of square miles reaching out to Vermont and Canada. Upstairs in the castle café we enjoyed warm hot chocolate before taking the elevator back down.

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Breathtaking mountains and pristine lakes provide the natural antidote for our harried lives. Each place you discover contends for your affections. With 2,800 lakes and ponds to explore, how do you decide if the open waters and mountain views of Long Lake are preferable to the intimacy of deep-woods kettle holes like Nellie Pond and her sister, Bessie? With 30,000 miles of flowing water to ponder, who’s to say the thrill of the Fox Den rapids on the upper Hudson is more satisfying than the lazy meandering of the Moose River through its plains? When Ralph Waldo Emerson and fellow luminaries set up their Philosophers’ Camp at Follensby Pond in 1858, they were by no means the first visitors to feel so liberated from their cares as to be, in Emerson’s words, “associates of the sylvan gods.”


Wild and beautiful Alaska. Cable car heading down to the bay with Alcatraz Island in the distance.

The best way to breathe in this city and get a feel for its history and spirit, is to get aboard one of those double-decker Hop-On-Hop-Off sightseeing buses. Get on at Union Square or Chinatown, get off at any of the 27 other stops along the route, and climb back on the next bus that comes along. No trip to San Francisco is complete without a ride aboard the famed cable car, the nation’s only moving historic national landmark. There are forty of them still in operation that carry seven million riders a year. Clang, clang goes the trolley, ding, ding, ding go the bells, as these cars trudge up and down the hills, traversing almost nine miles of track. Each one-way ride will provide spectacular views of the city’s celebrated hills. Riding the cable cars ($5 per trip) and taking in all there is to see can get costly. The most economical approach is to purchase a CityPASS that provides unlimited rides on cable cars, streetcars and Muni buses for seven days. It also includes a one-hour Bay cruise, visits to key museums and aquariums. A City PASS costs $84 for adults, $59 for children.

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The City By The Bay is the quintescential melting pot with young and old from all over the world. With many one-way streets, driving can be most frustrating, parking a nightmare. To really appreciate San Francisco, walk. From Haight Ashbury to Nob Hill, each neighborhood has a unique personality and charm. The people are engaging and friendly. While walking you can’t help but observe the beautiful Victorian houses—there are 14,000—that survived the earthquake of 1906.


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Dungeness Crabs at the Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf.

Making Turtle Bread at Boudin Bakery You can’t leave San Francisco without a visit to the “The Rock,” Alcatraz which is visible from just about every high point in the city. Once a federal penitentiary, it housed some of the nation’s most notorious criminals, including Al Capone, Doc Barker and Machine Gun Kelly. Today it’s a national park, reachable by a brief ferry ride. The fascinating tour provides a recorded narrative as you walk the corridors and explore the miniscule cells and grounds. The stories of the inmates and the attempted escapes are legendary and unforgettable. Dining in San Francisco is an attraction in itself. With more than 3,500 restaurants, there is a diverse mix of dining opportunities. We began our visit with a fresh seafood dinner at Pier 39 which is part of Fisherman’s Wharf, a festive waterfront marketplace with a mix of restaurants, unique shops, ice cream parlors, street performers and an aquarium. There’s an effervescence about the surroundings that understandably makes it one of the city’s most popular attractions. During the day, don’t miss the antics of sea lions that have taken up residence on floats to the west of the pier. Sea Lions congregate on the floats near the pier.

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San Francisco’s famous Painted Ladies.

A visit to Chinatown is quite a different experience. Grant Avenue and Bush Street is called “Dragon’s Gate.” Inside are 24 blocks of exotic shops, renowned restaurants, food markets and temples. You can watch them make fortune cookies, which I was surprised to learn wasn’t a Chinese invention, but the brainchild of a Japanese family. If you have the time, it is well worth your while to venture 45 minutes out of San Francisco to Muir Woods, home of the the Coast Redwoods, the world’s tallest trees. If the grandeur of the Redwoods don’t captivate you, the drive across the Golden Gate Bridge will. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see it on a day the span is not shrouded in fog, which happens more often than not during the summer months. In San Francisco, the fog itself is an attraction. It is elusive. It is romantic. It is all part of the charm of the City By The Bay. After four days of taking in the breathtaking views, getting charged by the city’s electrical impulses, and the twinkling lights of its skyline, you come to discover what it means to leave your heart in San Francisco. Marvin Scott is a reporter/anchor at WPIX-TV. Your comments on this article can be e-mailed to him at mascott@pix11.com

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GETAWAY Driving the Pacific Coast Highway By Marvin Scott

America The Beautiful is music for the ears, but it’s a symphony for the eyes when they’re open wide enough to absorb the grandeur and beauty along California’s Pacific Coast Highway. It provides breathtaking views of the shimmering blue ocean with whitecaps washing over jagged rock formations millions of years old. For someone who generally finds driving a chore and tedious, this was a most enjoyable once-in-a-lifetime drive with plenty of twists and hairpin turns through the central 44

coast of California. It didn’t hurt that the friendly folks at Hertz put me behind the wheel of a Mercedes E350 for the 450 mile drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. They even programmed the GPS for every stop we had planned along the way. If you’re in a hurry, there are alternate routes you can take to make the drive in one day. But take my advice, find the time to do it leisurely and stop often at the scenic turnouts in the road to inhale the sea air and visually absorb the gandeur of nature’s creation. My wife and I made it in a little over three days. w w w. Pas sp ort M a g a z i n e . u s


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With each mile north toward Big Sur, the view became more spectacular. Rock formations jutting from the sea were interspersed with jewel-like coves. The fresh air can work up an appetite, so we detoured off the scenic highway, also known as California Route 1, and stopped for lunch in colorful Santa Barbara, which has earned the distinction of being called “The American Riviera.” A walk along State Street, with its high-end designer shops, led us on a path to the pristine beach and yacht basin that is home to many of the rich and famous. 46

Back on the road, we meandered around 1,000 foot high cliffs, sometimes on a narrow two-lane roadway that winds and winds. This drive is not for the timid at the wheel. Some of the curves are sharp and it’s imperative to keep your eye on the road and respect the posted speed limit. Seven hours after leaving Los Angeles (it would have taken about four if we hadn’t stopped) we decided to overnight in Cambria, a quaint seaside community nestled against hills of Monterey pines. Moonstone Beach is

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lined with attractive Inns and Bed and Breakfasts. We were impressed by the hospitality at the Blue Dolphin Inn, one of four luxury properties of Cambria Inns, where we stayed in a spacious room with a fireplace and windows facing the ocean. We got there just in time to observe a kaleidescope of colors as day shifted toward dusk, sunset and nightfall. There were shades of peach, mauve, blue and gold as a fireball sun slipped from the blue horizon and was swallowed by the sea. The wind was strong and temperatures dipped rapidly into the fifties. There was no need for a sleep

machine here. The sound of waves lapping the beach lulled us into a restful night. Among the amenities was a complimentary breakfast delivered to our room, not on a tray, but in a picnic box so we could sit outside on the lawn or on the beach across the street. Cambria is an artist’s town with charming specialty stores, galleries and restaurants featuring local fare. One of the quirky attractions is a place called “Nitt Witt Ridge.” It was home to a colorful character

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who amassed an imaginative assemblage of sculpted junk and stone walls inlayed with bottles, rusty metal, and busted TV sets. Strange as it may seem, the place was designated a California Historic Landmark in 1981. The current owners offer tours by appointment.

Just when we thought we couldn’t see anything more spectacular than what we had already observed, we were overwhelmed by the grandeur of the vistas as we entered the gateway to Big Sur. The road ahead of us clung to the precipitous coastline, snaking back and forth high on the

Cambria is the half way point between LA and San Francisco and a 10 minute drive from San Simeon where the opulent Hearst Castle sits atop a hill. Built by the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, the property is sprawling, romantic, and magical with 56 bedrooms and 61 bathrooms. It’s as though time stood still as you walk the grounds, through the rooms, and stand by the massive Roman pool. Nothing gets more idyllic than this. We took Tour #1 which gave us a good overview and lasted about two hours. The fabulous introductory film is a must-see. The castle is a popular tourist attraction and gets crowded, but it is well-worth the visit. Following our visit we took a short drive north to Ragged Point where we stopped for lunch and another of those spectacular views. Standing on a bluff high above the sea, the sight of rugged cliffs meeting the ocean below was awe-inspiring.

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cliffs with the crashing surf below. The 90 mile stretch from San Simeon to Big Sur was wild and rugged,but with breathtakingly stunning views. We stopped for lunch at a picturesque restaurant in Nepenthe that was dotted with colorful umbrellas on tables that filled the veranda. Perched 800 feet above the sea, the views were magnificent, nourishment for the soul. Mountainous gray rocks in dizzying sizes and shapes and windswept cypress trees formed the landscape around the tranquil aqua sea below. We stood in awe as a chilly wind swept through our hair. It was a moment to truly savour natures beauty. This area was virtually inaccessible before the Pacific Coast Highway was built with prison labor and completed in 1937. Some 33 bridges span the roadway, including the scenic 700-foot-long Bixby Rainbow Bridge that sits more than 260 feet above Bixby Creek gorge at Big Sur. As the highway bends its way northward, there are stretches that steer you inland, passing vineyards, and agricultural farmlands, to rolling hills and mountainsides.

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By the time we reached the storybook village of Carmel-By-The-Sea we were ready to pop open the bottle of champagne already chilled in our room at the legendary Tickle Pink Inn, so named for the late state Senator Edward Tickle and his wife Bess who adored flowers, particulary pink ones. With gracious elegance and 35 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, the place breathes romance. Many rooms have wood- burning fireplaces and spa tubs. Travel & Leisure Magazine has voted it one of the “Top 500 hotels in the world.” The piece de resistance was the spectacular ocean view from our balcony. We slowly sipped our champagne as we watched a shimmering golden sun fade from the horizon. Clusters of white clouds were left framed against a reddened sky that continued to illuminate the rippling sea.


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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

We spent two days in Carmel, a one square mile upscale village of quaint colorful cottages, restaurants, shops and art galleries fronted by a pristine beach fringed with Monterey pines. Exquisite homes are perched on granite cliffs above the sea. There was one more journey before we embarked on the final leg of our drive to San Francisco. It’s a must-do trip along Carmel’s 17 Mile Drive that meanders around the rocky coastline and the green slopes of the fabled Pebble Beach golf course. The 7th hole is considered one of the most picturesque greens in the world. Part of the drive is through the lush Del Monte Forest. Pescadero Point features wonderful views of the bay. It is dotted with petrified trees hundreds of years old. The Lodge at Pebble Beach is open to the public and an ideal place to have lunch on the patio with views of the sweeping 18th fairway and green.

About 79 hours after I hit the accelerator in Los Angeles, I hit the brake in San Francisco. It was the most memorable drive of my life, one that I would not soon forget, particularly with the more than 600 pictures I had taken along the way. It is quite understandable that California’s Pacific Coast Highway holds a revered listing in the book, “1,000 Places To See In The U.S. and Canada Before You Die.”

During the remaining two hours of our drive, we stopped a few more times to absorb the beauty of the coastline. Just 50 miles south of San Francisco a late afternoon sun silhouetted the 115 foot high Pigeon Point Lighthouse against the jewel-like ripples in the sea. Built in 1872, it is one of the tallest lighthouses in the United States. 52

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Marvin Scott is a reporter/anchor at WPIX-TV. Your comments on this article can be e-mailed to him at mascott@pix11.com


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Staying Present:

Seeds of Truth to Manage Anxious Eating By Barbara Mendez, RPh, MS

I recently had an appointment with a client I’ll call Tom, who, try as he may to control his weight, has several moments throughout his workday where he seemingly uncontrollably, puts food in his mouth as a response to stress. It’s like his conscious mind checks out and some hedonistic, anxiety relieving alter ego steps in, telling him in soothing tones that it is OK to shove that cookie in his mouth or to eat to the point of dullness. In fact he deserves it for all he accomplished that day. He’s been good, even working out this morning, so what’s another cookie or an extra helping of food going to do? Apparently, it can do quite a bit. In fact, these little episodes are exactly the reason Tom has not been able to achieve his health goals. Because, as anyone who has ever endeavored to change their eating habits knows, it’s not just a cookie or an extra helping of food that’s the problem, but rather, the cascade of negative mental chatter that happens subsequent to faltering on your personal intentions that really sabotages your best efforts. These nutritional landslides can start with one fleeting anxious thought or feeling, 62

that takes you out of your zone, dangling the cookie of reward in front of your face, taking you down the habituated response of eating to escape a moment of stress. But these moments are also opportunities for understanding something about ourselves if we stay open to them. If we can stop covering up the anxiety with food, and stay present to the feelings, these moments can provide seeds of information that can not only help us with our eating, but can likely shed some light on other aspects of our lives as well, as I am reminded of since my return from a recent vacation hiking around Mont Blanc. Since returning from what was probably my favorite vacation experience of all time, I’ve noticed a few things have evolved. One is that I can’t stop walking! When I leave the office I walk to the furthest subway stop I can before hoping on the train for home and on the way in, I get off at the first possible stop and walk the rest of the way. I am walking like Forrest Gump ran. The rhythmic quality of setting one foot in front of the other has a meditative

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aspect to it that is helping me to see clearly the second thing that I have noticed since returning home: I miss the community of people I met on the mountain. New York is my favorite city in the world but for a childless, single person, it is not the easiest place to form a community. Because the city attracts a huge amount of people from diverse and disparate cultures, it can be quite a challenge to authentically connect with people who share your attitudes and beliefs, interests and goals. Despite such a dense and diverse pool of candidates, it is a little more difficult to connect. And this sense of isolation can be uncomfortable, that is, if I take the time to recognize it for what it is and not mistake it for something else. On a recent Friday, after finishing up fairly late in the day, I decided to yet again, take a long walk before heading home. It was my first Friday back and I hadn’t made plans in order to tackle the pile of chores that had accumulated over the two weeks I was away. As I meandered, I thought about the never-ending list awaiting me, and none of it felt like the fun thing to do. And since it was Friday night, that’s what I was looking for: fun. Or so I thought. Going through my mental list of possibilities for solitary entertainment I came up with: ~ Take a Yoga class ~ Go to a movie

~ Take myself to a nice dinner and have a glass of wine Guess which felt the most appealing? Bingo! Dinner and wine. But I also knew that coming off the heels of a gastronomically challenging vacation, on top of the expense of a fancy meal, not to mention the dullness that would set in with a glass of wine, dinner and wine was not my best option. So I decided to keep walking, dive into the feeling and think about what I was actually wanting in that moment that I thought food could provide. The tendency to escape discomfort is hardwired. We are born to run from pain and seek out pleasure. I do it, you do it, every human being on the planet does it, which is why obesity is on the rise, alcoholism and drug addiction run rampant and there is so much unhappiness in the world. We are not facing our problems, and instead we are numbing ourselves from a truth that our ego finds so frightening, that it has to self-destruct the host in order to not know it. Eating, dining, and drinking are great pleasures when enjoyed for what they are: opportunities to not only nourish ourselves but also “break bread” and connect with other people. But when used as an escape from life, they can have damaging results. Had I taken myself to a nice restaurant and allowed myself to be swallowed up into the sensory overload that comes from eating and drinking, I would not have instead walked my way into a greater understanding of what I was really looking for in that moment. It wasn’t food or wine that I wanted. It was to connect to someone and in some 64

way, be soothed. I was looking for the sense of connection and community I had spent two weeks enjoying on the mountain. Staying present to uncomfortable situations and feelings is a powerful practice that can open up a world of information to you not only about frustrating eating habits, but also about life itself. These moments are opportunities to gain insight as to what is important to you, what you are most afraid of and that which may be your greatest desire. Because these feelings can be frightening, we have cultivated ways in which to distract ourselves from them in order to not delve too deeply and upset our fragile egos. So we behave in ways that often don’t line up to our highest goals and aspirations, covering up our truth by creating other painful, yet less immediate distractions, like the self loathing that comes from over eating or carrying extra weight or the guilt of escaping into a glass of wine or even for some people, drugs. Next time you find yourself feeling tempted to check out emotionally with food, alcohol, medication or other escapist behavior, instead allow yourself to be in the moment. Put the food down and sit with the sadness or anxiety, or whatever the discomfort might be. Just allow it into the moment. You might find that the food you were about to put into your mouth was actually an attempt at shoving down as far as possible the realization that you hate your job and that it is time to move on. Or that your relationship has some cracks in the façade that need to be looked at and fixed. Sure, these are scary things to address, but they are also real and won’t go away just because you temporarily numb yourself to their truth with food or alcohol. They will still be there, under the disappointment you now also feel for letting yourself down. And the cycle will only repeat itself. The core issue, that which makes you want to eat and drink in the first place, will not be annihilated through your consumption. The problem will be there anyway. Scary as it is to face it, better to get to it sooner rather than later before you damage your health or self esteem in an effort to not see. As I walked and my thoughts crystallized, helping me see that what I wanted was to connect with someone that matters to me, I called up one of my best friends who happened to be heading downtown for a yoga class. So I pivoted and walked down to meet her. We then took a long walk through the Manhattan night and caught up on each other’s lives. On the way downtown, I got an email from a Mont Blanc friend with information on a reunion hike we are planning in England in December, which allowed me to see that perhaps I am creating a community, albeit a far-flung global one. The night was perfect and was exactly what I needed. Had I escaped into a nice meal, rather than sit with my feelings, I would not have known this and I would not have been able to connect in a more meaningful way with someone that matters deeply to me nor would I have truly recognized the value of the reunion hike. It was a perfect way to spend a Friday night. Barbara Mendez is a registered pharmacist and nutritional consultant in private practice in New York City. For more information on Barbara, please go to her website at www.barbaramendeznutrition.com. Barbara is available for corporate lectures.

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NEW YORK CITY American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St. AMNH.org (Daily 10am – 5:45pm) Dark Universe Space Show Opens Nov. 2, 2013 A spectacular new Hayden Planetarium Space Show, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, takes viewers through the recent dramatic advances in our knowledge of the universe and explores what’s to come in the future of cosmology. The Power of Poison Nov. 16 – August 10, 2014 A new exhibit explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. Inviting visitors to explore some of history’s most puzzling poisoning cases, the exhibition also includes an interactive section where eyewitness accounts and clues can be used to solve poisoning mysteries and a theater where live presenters will share dramatic stories of poisonings and forensic detection. The Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Bklyn. 718.638.5000 The Mummy Chamber On view are the mummy of the priest Thothirdes; the mummy of Hor, encased in an elaborately painted cartonnage; and a nearly 25-foot-long Book of the Dead scroll. Assyrian Reliefs Twelve massive carved alabaster panels, on view together for the first time. Originally brightly pained they once adorned the vast palace of King Ashur-nasir-pal II (883 – 859 B.C. E.) one of the greatest rulers of ancient Assyria. The Cloisters – The Metropolitan Museum of Art 99 Margaret Corbin Dr. Fort Tryon Park metmuseum.org/cloisters 212-923-3700 Tue-Sun 9:30 – 5:15pm Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim thru Jan. 5, 2014. Hildesheim Cathedral has one of the most complete surviving ensembles of church furnishings and treasures in Europe, with many masterpieces made between 1000 and 1250. As a result, it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1985. A major renovation of the cathedral provides an opportunity for this extraordinary exhibition of medieval church treasures. Consisting of about fifty works, the exhibition focuses primarily on Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim (960–1022), one of the greatest patrons of the arts in the Middle Ages. In addition to the famous monumental bronze doors and the column in Hildesheim Cathedral that cannot travel, Bernward commissioned many smaller precious works of art, mostly for his monastic foundation St. Michael’s. A silver crucifix and candlesticks and numerous illuminated manuscripts (that he is known to have commissioned), and the Golden Madonna (that he is believed to have commissioned), are part of the exhibition. The Frick Collection 17 E. 70th St. Tue-Sat 10-6;Sun 11-5. frick.org Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Halls: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis Oct. 22 – Jan. 19 2014. While the prestigious Dutch museum, The Hague, undergoes a two-year renovation, it is lending masterpieces that have not traveled in nearly thirty years. Precision and Spendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection thru Feb. 2, 2014. Fourteen watches and eleven clocks from the Winthrop Kellogg Edey collection covering the art of horology in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom dating from the Renaissance to the early nineteenth century. 68

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St. Tue-Thu, Sun 9:30-5:30, Fri-Sat 9:30-9 metmuseum.org Jewels by JAR Nov. 20, 2013 – March 9, 2014. This exhibition will feature more than four hundred works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last thirty-five years, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. The exhibition will be the first devoted to a contemporary artist of gems at the Metropolitan Museum and will feature a selection of JAR’s finest pieces—from jewels in classical flower forms and organic shapes to witty objets d’art—all executed with the most exquisite gem stones including diamonds, sapphires, garnets, topazes, tourmalines, and citrines in an original combination of colors. Rosenthal’s one-of-a-kind creations place him among the ranks of history’s greatest jewelers. The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Av. at 36th St. Tue-Thu. 10:30-5, Fri.10:30-9,Sat 10-6 Sun 11-6 themorgan.org. Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul Oct. 4 – Jan. 26, 2014. Terror of the Soul—inspired by the preface to Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque—explores Poe’s poetry, fiction, and literary criticism, with a key thematic emphasis examining his profound influence on later writers. The exhibition will feature nearly one hundred items, drawn primarily from the Morgan’s holdings and The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library. Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin Oct. 25 – Feb. 2, 2014. For the first time in New York, the Morgan presents Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary Codex on the Flight of Birds, and one of his most celebrated drawings, the Head of a Young Woman, which served as a model for the so-called Virgin of the Rocks. They will be shown together with a selection of further drawings by Leonardo and his followers. This exceptional group of works, on loan from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, will be joined by the Morgan’s Codex Huygens, an important Renaissance manuscript recording many now-lost ideas by Leonardo. Museum of Modern Art 11 W. 53rd St. Sat –Mon, Wed-Thu10:30-5:30 Fri 10:30-8 Moma.org Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 – 1938 thru Jan. 12, 2014. This exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary images. Bringing together some 80 paintings, collages, and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, the exhibition offers fresh insight into Magritte’s identity as a modern painter and Surrealist artist. New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd. Bronx 718.817.8700 nybg.org The Holiday Train Show ® is back with plenty of holiday fun and new surprises for the whole family! This year features more trains than ever before and a new holiday dining experience inspired by the historic streets of New York. New York Historical Society 170 Central Park West 212.873.3400 nyhistory.org Tue.-Thur. Sat. 10 -6; Fri. 10-8; Sun. 11-5. The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution Oct. 11 – Feb. 12, 2014. Works by Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh will be on display in The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, which revisits the famous 1913 New York

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ARTS & CULTURE Armory Show on its 100th anniversary. In 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York. Organized by a small group of American artists and presented at the Lexington Avenue Armory (and thus nicknamed the Armory Show), it introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. This exhibition is an exploration of how the Armory Show inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society. The Queens Museum of Art Flushing Meadows Corona Park 49th Av. at 111th St. Queens 718.592.9700 queensmuseum.org Re-opening Nov. 9th Inauguration Ceremonies Nov. 9 – 11. Situated in one of the few major structures remaining from the 1939 and 1964 NY World’s Fairs, the museum presents 20th century and contemporary art exhibitions, including a permanent collection of Tiffany art glass.

Philipsburg Manor Wander along a picturesque woodland path and enter the year 1750. Washington Irving’s Sunnyside A visit to Sunnyside is an enchanted adventure in a romantic landscape and a much-loved riverside home that has been charming visitors for generations. Van Cortlandt Manor Explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander through the heritage gardens, and stroll down a quiet country road along the Croton River.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) guggenheim.org Lasting Images thru Jan. 12, 2014. Working in a range of mediums from film to sculpture and installation, the artists featured in this exhibition employ a set of strategies to give material form to ineffable experiences.

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers 914.963.4550 hrm.org Industrial Sublime Modernism and the Transformation of New York’s Rivers 1900 – 1940 Oct. 12 – Jan. 17, 2014. Industrial Sublime takes a first time look at the links between American Modernism and Hudson River School painting. The ideals expressed in thousands of Hudson River School canvases from the 1820s through the turn of the century expressed a vision to which many artists clung decades after the great change to the region’s landscape. Other artists though, some from the Ashcan School, eagerly turned towards the Machine Age, and painted, not majestic mountain ranges, but arching bridges, swinging cranes, and streamlined ocean liners moving in and out of the city’s harbor. In hailing the new, these artists created a new vocabulary for their century.

Wave Hill W. 249th St. & Independence Ave. Bronx wavehill.org Oct 15–Apr 14: 9-4:30 Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Target’s generous sponsorship makes it possible for Wave Hill to offer FREE admission to the grounds.

Jacob Burns Film Center Theatre|Media Lab 364 Manville Rd. Pleasantville 914.747.5555 burnsfilmcenter.org The JBFC Theater houses three screens and is open to the public 365 days a year. Exhibitions include first-run independent features, previews, classic films, and documentaries from around the world. See website for calendar.

Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Av. Wed/Th/Sat/Sun 11-6; Fri 1-9 whitney.org Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and The New Psychodrama – Manhattan, 1970 – 1980 Oct. 31 – Feb. 2, 2014. This exhibition illuminates a radical period of 1970s performance art that flourished in downtown Manhattan, or what filmmaker and performance artist Jack Smith called “Rented Island,” and still remains largely unknown today. Working in lofts, storefronts, and alternative spaces, this group of artists, with backgrounds in theater, dance, music, and visual art, created complex new forms of performance to embody and address contemporary media, commercial culture, and high art.

Katonah Museum of Art Route 22 at Jay St. Katonah 914.232.9555 katonahmuseum.org Eye to I … 3,000 years of Portraits Oct. 27 – Feb. 16, 2014. Based on the ideas that no two people respond to an artwork the same way, and that any single artwork conveys many meanings, Eye to I explores the countless ways individuals experience imagery. Interpretive copy written by over 100 contributors – from a U.S. poet laureate to a local police officer – offer personal responses to the 60 portraits on display. Interactive video touchscreens offer visitors opportunities to contribute their own observations.

LONG ISLAND Nassau County Museum of Art One Museum Dr. Roslyn Harbor Tue-Sun 11-4:30 nassaumuseum.org Peter Max Oct. 25 – Feb. 23, 2014. This exhibition takes the first in-depth look at the original drawings of Pop artist Peter Max, juxtaposing portfolios of his mostly black-andwhite drawings on paper against many of the larger and more color-saturated works that they inspired in a variety of media. Covering a range of Peter Max’s subjects – portraits of friends and political figures, ocean sunsets and undulating landscapes, characters from Disney and The Wizard of Oz, planetary and celestial bodies in space, angels and demons, flowers and hearts, as well as Mona Lisas and Statues of Liberty to name only a few – these never-before-seen drawings, applied to almost any object or surface, result in one of the most recognizable and commercially successful artistic practices of our times.

WESTCHESTER & UPSTATE NEW YORK Caramoor 149 Girdle Ridge Rd. Katonah 914.232.5035 Caramoor.org See website for concert and event calendar Historic Hudson Valley 639 Bedford Rd. Pocantico Hills, NY Hudsonvalley.org Kykuit For architecture, remarkable gardens, art, history, and spectacular scenery, this former Rockefeller estate isa preeminent Hudson Valley landmark. Closed Tuesdays.

Lyndhurst 635 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 914.631.4481 Weekend tours 10 am-5pm. Lyndhurst, a National Historic  Landmark site, offers several one-of-a kind backdrops for your next gathering. Mark an occasion by inviting guests to feast in the original 1865 dining room.  Be one of the first, outside the Gould family, to have a wedding inside the mansion. Use the 1865 Carriage House as a venue for a corporate retreat or family gathering. Contact Christine Plazas, 914.631.4481. x 43226 Neuberger Museum Purchase College SUNY 735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY 10577 The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video From Israel thru Dec. 1, 2013. Land, Eretz Yisrael, is a sacred as well as a geographical, economic, social, and political entity rooted in thousands of years of history, and in the psyche and culture of its peoples. The Compromised Land offers a look at Israel through the intellectually and emotionally invested eyes of some of its remarkable artists. Performing Arts Center SUNY Purchase 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase, NY 10577 914. 251.6200 artscenter.org The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, a four-theatre complex, is the major professional, non-profit arts presenter in the Southeastern New York--Southwestern Connecticut region, and the largest program in the SUNY system. Each theatre is specifically designed for the optimum presentation of a different type of performance, enabling the presentation of any kind of event. See website for 2013-2014 season brochure.

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ARTS & CULTURE CONNECTICUT The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street Ridgefield aldrichart.org Tue - Sun 12 - 5 pm Martin Creed Scales thru Mar. 9, 2014. The multifarious activities of Martin Creed—visual artist, composer, musician, performer, and choreographer—are received and contextualized as artworks, yet he resists that definition; rather, he catalogues his output by a simple taxonomy: a number followed by a descriptive title Bruce Museum of Arts and Science 1 Museum Dr. Greenwich 203 869 0376 brucemuseum.org Inside the Artists’ Studios: Small-Scale Views Dec. 14 – Mar. 16, 2014. Come see Inside the Artists’ Studios: Small-Scale Views, celebrating a three-decade long Bruce Museum holiday tradition, an exhibition of “small scale” constructions - in this case, artists looking at artists. Exhibited are works that spotlight the artists’ individual investigations and analyses of the creative process in three-dimensional miniature constructions as well as in painting, printmaking, and photography. The Maritime Aquarium 10 North Water St. Norwalk 203.852.0700 maritimeaquarium.org Africa: From the Desert to the Sea – See amazing fish from the Nile River, Red Sea, and lakes of Africa’s Great Rift Valley in this exhibit featuring some of the lesser-known but equally fascinating aquatic animals from the African continent. Meerkats – “They’re so cuuuuute!” Meet a family of meerkats, one of Africa’s most entertaining species. Yale Center for British Art 1080 Chapel St. New Haven 203.432.2800 ycba.yale.edu Permanent collection on view thru Jan. 14, 2014. Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Class of 1929), the Center houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The vast collection of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and rare books explore British art, life, and thought from the Elizabethan period onward. Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel St. New Haven 203.432.0600 artgallery.yale.edu A Great Crowd Had Gathered: JFK in the 1960s. Nov. 1 – March 30, 2014. This exhibition examines John F. Kennedy by way of his public—those who elected him to the presidency, provided crucial support during his term in office, and were profoundly affected by his assassination in 1963. Featuring work made during the sixties by artists including Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand, as well as key wire photographs from the press, the photographs in this exhibition not only trace the rise of irony, self-reference, and ambiguity in photography but also bear witness to the saturation of Kennedy’s likeness in the public sphere throughout the decade.

NEW JERSEY Hunterdon Museum of Art 7 Lower Center St. Clinton 908.735.8415 hunterdonartmuseum.org Changing exhibitions of contemporary art and design in a nineteenth century stone mill. The Montclair Art Museum 35 Mountain Av. Montclair 973.746.5555 montclairartmuseum.org 100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration thru July 2014. To celebrate its entennial, the MAM is featuring 100 works of art from the collection throughout its galleries and grounds Identified with special labels, these works are being installed in phases throughout Fall 2013, with all on view by Jan. 14, 2014, when the Museum will host a special birthday party. Morris Museum 6 Normandy Hts. Rd. Morristown 973.971.3700 morrismuseum.org Nano: The Science of the Super Small Oct. 17 – July 13, 2014. Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nano-scale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on stations present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal implications of this new technology. The Art of the Brick Nov. 14 – Mar. 9, 2014. Calling all LEGO® lovers. Incredible LEGO® 70

sculptures created by Nathan Sawaya a New York based artist who creates awe-inspiring works out of some of the most unlikely things. This exhibition features large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks.  Mega Model Trains Opens Dec. 13, 2013. Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display.  Museum Mind Benders Opens December 13th. Featuring 20 puzzle stations providing visitors of all ages hours of entertainment. New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 Center St. Newark, NJ 07102 973.642.8989 njpac.org NJPAC is a world-class and community-based cultural venue, showcasing the best artists of national and international acclaim as well as top artists from the State of New Jersey. Check website for events listings. Princeton University Art Museum Nassau St. Princeton 609.258.3788 princetonartmuseum.org Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled Oct. 21, - Dec. 16, 2013. The billboard is a vernacular format that the Cuban-born American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957 – 1996) repurposed in an effort to engage diverse audiences and expand the public function of art. The Museum will install one of Gonzalez-Torres’s billboards in locations around the greater Princeton area, including the plaza just outside its front door. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 36 Madison Avenue Madison, NJ 07940 shakespearenj.org Our Town By Thornton Wilder  Directed by Joseph Discher  October 17 – November 17, 2013 Our production celebrates the 75th anniversary of this beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning, American classic. The play has become an idyllic symbol of our collective national past – a time and place where decency, friendship and wholesome values were the norm– an America untainted by the greed, corruption, pollution and violence that now darken our horizon. The ordinary citizens of the ordinary town of Grover’s Corners weave an extraordinary and timeless tale about life, love and mortality. Pericles By Williams Shakespeare  Directed by Brian B. Crowe  December 4 - 29, 2013. Pericles, Prince of Tyre, discovers a terrible secret in the court of Antioch, and flees, fearing for his life. Thus begins a long and perilous odyssey, filled with adventure, betrayal, joy, sorrow and ultimately, reunion, redemption and rebirth. A wonderful tale for the holidays, Brian B. Crowe’s imagining of Pericles is a shimmering vision of an epic voyage across icy seas in search of new worlds and lost souls. The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum 71 Hamilton St. New Brunswick 732.932.7237 zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu Artists’ Portraits: Putting a Name to the Face Oct. 19 – Apr. 6, 2014. More than 30 photographic portraits of Soviet nonconformist artists drawn from the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection provide an opportunity to face those who dared to disagree with the restrictions on art imposed by the Communist regime during the Cold War era. These artists embarked on a quest for freedom of expression, by risking social, political, and economic repercussions. Taken by photographers who were close friends of the artists, the images in this exhibition provide insight into the subjects’ personalities, friendships, and surroundings, often featuring them in their studios.

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MOVIES THE COUNSELOR In Theatres October 23 Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) have joined forces in the motion picture thriller THE COUNSELOR, starring Michael Fa s s b e n d e r, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt. McCarthy, making his screenwriting debut and Scott interweave the author’s characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer’s one-time dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control. Diana In Theatres November 1

dependent Film Award winner Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron’s lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron’s entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a “buyers club,” where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. Deep in the heart of Texas, Ron’s pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before. Director: Jean-Marc Vallée; Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto. Mr. Morgan’s Last Love In Theatres November 1, 2013

DIANA takes audiences into the private realm of one of the world’s most iconic and inescapably public women—the Princess of Wales, Diana (two-time Oscar® nominee Naomi Watts)—in the last two years of her meteoric life. Acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel (the Oscar®-nominated Downfall) explores Diana’s final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews, “Lost,” The English Patient), the human complications of which reveal the Princess’s climactic days in a compelling new light.

Two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine stars with Clémence Poésy, Justin Kirk and Gillian Anderson in this richly nuanced, emotion-charged story of lost souls, new-found hope and Last Love. Matthew Morgan (Caine) is a widowed, world-weary professor living in Paris. The cynical Matthew sees no meaningful future for himself - until he meets Pauline (Poésy), a free-spirited young dance instructor. The unlikely bond they form ultimately leads them to rediscover the joy that only family and true friendship can offer. Actors: Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Justin Kirk, Jane Alexander, Michèle Goddet, Anne Alvaro, Gillian Anderson. Director: Sandra Nettelbeck.

Dallas Buyers Club In Theatres November 1st

About Time In Theatres November 8

An imperfect man fights for survival during an uncertain time in America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof’s story of strength is told in Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from an original screenplay by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack. Spirit Award winner Matthew McConaughey portrays the real-life character, whose self-interest is galvanized into something much more An outsider to the gay community, Ron (Matthew McConaughey) finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Gotham In-

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast w w w. Pas sp ort M a g a z i n e . u s

to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and againbut finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all. Director: Richard Curtis. Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson. The Monuments Men In Theatres December 18th Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. Director: George Clooney. Cast: George Clooney, Cate Blanchette, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman. 71


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Dining Out Guide MULINO’S White Plains 99 Court St. 914.761.1818. mulinosny.com Mulino’s offers a tasteful decor and an ambience that is warm and romantic. Known for generous portions of superb food, excellent wines and top-notch service, Mulino’s serves traditional Northern Italian fare. Fri./Sat. night live piano. TARRY LODGE Port Chester 18 Mill St. 914.939.3111 .tarrylodge.com .Opened in Fall 2008 by Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, Chef Andy Nusser and General Manager Nancy Selzer, Tarry Lodge is a true Italian trattoria experience designed to provide a casual environment for any gathering of friends, business associates or family. VIA VANTI! RESTAURANT & GELATERIA Mt. Kisco 2 Kirby Plaza (at the Train Station) 914.666.6400 viavanti.com With its innovative Italian fare and sophisticated-yet-fun interior, Via Vanti! has become a favorite with foodies and families alike, earning “Very Good to Excellent” ratings in every ZAGAT category. Standouts include thin-crust gourmet pizzette, signature salads, unique pastas and entrees (like the “Lamburghini” lamb burger), an extensive Italian wine list, decadent desserts (like the molten chocolate “Vesuvio” or Tiramisu Bread Pudding) and “amazing” gelato -- 18 flavors daily!

JAPANESE ICHI RIKI RESTAURANT Elmsford 1 E. Main St. 914.592.2220 The obvious choice for Japanese cuisine and sushi. Large variety of signature rolls, lobster, shrimp tempura, spicy tuna and more. Excellent quality. Seasonal dishes. Special Tatame rooms for any occasion 6- 35 people. KOO Rye 17 Purdy Ave. 914.921.9888. Koo’s commitment to neo-Japanese food is evident with entrées covering the spectrum from New Zealand rack of lamb to a plethora of à la carte sashimi items, to the house specialty, broiled black cod with a miso glaze.

MEDITERRANEAN HARVEST ON HUDSON Hastings-on-Hudson 1 River St. 914.478.2800. Overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades, this Tuscan Farmhouse is a rare combination of spectacular setting and culinary excellence. Garden and patio dining. The garden provides dozens of varieties of Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and other vegetables and herbs—all of which find their way into chef Vincent Barcelona’s Mediterranean cuisine.

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SEAFOOD OCEAN HOUSE Croton-on-Hudson 49 N. Riverside Ave. 914.271.0702. Cozy “Cape Cod” setting set in a nautical-themed renovated dinner only oyster bar and grill. Chef Brian Galvin offers many “mercury free” fish entrees including Wild Salmon, Arctic Char and a Raw Bar serving wonderful oysters. Delicious preparations of whole fresh fish and filets plus enticing daily specials.

STEAKHOUSES CROTON CREEK STEAKHOUSE AND WINE BAR Croton Falls 4 W Cross St. 914.276.0437. A modern American steakhouse serving aged prime steaks, free-range chicken, coriander-crusted halibut, and pistachio-crusted lamb chops. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Tarrytown Marriott Westchester 670 White Plains Rd. 914.631.3311. From the U.S. Prime steaks, broiled to perfection at 1800 degrees, to the expertly executed seafood, New Orleans-inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and award winning wine list, this is a steakhouse to which others aspire. SAPORE STEAKHOUSE Fishkill 1108 Main St. 845.897.3300. A steakhouse of distinction, Sapore is unmatched for its superlative, hand selected, dry aged beef, cooked exactly to your instructions. The restaurant has spacious, comfortable surroundings and faultless service. TOLLGATE STEAKHOUSE Mamaroneck 974 Boston Post Road. 914.381.7233. A local landmark since 1996, the Tollgate Steakhouse proudly specializes in USDA Dry Aged Prime Beef. The name “Tollgate” derives from the one time “Tollhouse” in which it is now housed. With 3 handsomely restored dining rooms, the Tollgate Steakhouse is a well-known tri-level beef emporium for steak lovers from both far and near. w w w. Pas sp ort M a g a z i n e . u s

WILLETT HOUSE Port Chester 20 Willett Ave. 914.939.7500. Located in a restored turn-of-thecentury granary, Willett House has perfected the steakhouse formula offering excellent prime cuts of aged beef, seafood, ample sides and homemade desserts.

CONNECTICUT AMERICAN REBECCAS Greenwich 265 Glenville Rd. 203.532.9270. Rebeccas is the dream creation of chef/co-owner Reza Khorshidi and wife Rebecca Kirhoffer. Reservations are an absolute must at this smart, classy and sophisticated establishment. The cuisine is imaginative and perfectly executed.

FRENCH BERNARD’S | SARAH’S WINE BAR Ridgefield 20 West Ln. 203.438.8282. Nestled in historic Ridgefield, Bernard’s offers incomparable French cuisine in an elegant country setting. Seasonally inspired menu prepared to perfection, outstanding service and an impressive wine list, which includes over 1300 wines from around the world. BISTRO BONNE NUIT New Canaan 12 Forest St. 203.966.5303. This cozy French bistro will have you thinking that you are in the heart of Provence. The interior designed by Roe Urena, wife of Chef de Cuisine Kender Urena and general manager of this pristine restaurant is a masterpiece of French comfort. With the food a perfect complement, there is a feeling of a very private room a block or two from the beach in Nice or St. Tropez. ONDINE Danbury 69 Pembroke Rd. 203.746.4900. Contemporary French cuisine complemented by fine wines. Located in a stone and stucco house overlooking Margerie Lake Reservoir, Ondine Restaurant is reminiscent of a French country inn. THOMAS HENKELMANN Greenwich 420 Field Point Road 203.869.7500. Charming gardens, knowledgeable, caring staff and the unparalleled contemporary French cuisine of master chef Thomas Henkelmann in his 4-star Mobil and Relais gourmands restaurant, creates an experience to treasure for a lifetime. The food is extraordinary, décor is beautiful and the service is exceptional.

INDIAN THALI & THALI TOO New Canaan 87 Main St. 203.972.8332, Ridgefield 296 Ethan Allen Hwy. Rte. 7 203 894 1080 New Haven 65 Broadway 203 776 1600. Chef/owner Chirnomula is committed to the creation of imaginative dishes based on traditional Indian standards.

ITALIAN MORELLO BISTRO Greenwich 253 Greenwich Ave. 203.661.3443 Morello Bistro combines regional Italian cuisine with exceptional wines and superior service. POLPO Greenwich 554 Old Post Rd. 203.629.1999.. Exquisite Italian cuisine served in a sophisticated atmosphere, replete with jazz piano bar.

JAPANESE KOO Ridgefield 470 Main St. 203.431.8838 Koo combines the finest sushi and sashimi with an extensive cooked menu, all of it, a merger of traditional Japanese flavors, with beautifully creative global influences.

PAN-ASIAN CHING’S KITCHEN Darien 971 Post Rd. 203.656.2225 New Canaan 64 Main St. (203) 972 8550. Ching’s is known as the “Gold Standard” for fusion cuisine in the area.

STEAKHOUSES JIM BARBARIE’S Danbury 47 Padanaram Rd. 203.743.3287. Not only is this restaurant a delightful place with excellent cuisine but the staff and management is exceptional.


The English

CRICKET Word Games, Puzzles & Optical Illustions

Trivia & Word Games WHERE IN THE WORLD? 1. The Aswan High Dam creates a reservoir that extends from Egypt into which neighboring country? A. Libya B. Israel C. Sudan 2. A capital city on the Malay Peninsula was founded in the 1850s by tin miners. Name this city. A. Bangkok B. Kuala Lumpur C. Jakarta 3. What country has the third largest area? A. United States B. Mexico C. China 4. Which state is home to the oldest state capital, established by Spanish officials around 1610? A. Minnesota B. New Mexico C. Maryland 5. An isthmus connects Asia with which other continent? A. North America B. Australia C. Africa

6. Which country does not border the Adriatic Sea? A. Sweden B. Albania C. Italy 7. Native Americans in the southwestern United States impersonate spirits by wearing masks and making dolls. What are these spirits called? A. pantins B. matreshkas C. kachinas 8. “Industry” is the motto of which western state that is home to most of the Wasatch Range? A. Nevada B. Utah C. Arizona 9. The Mediterranean fruit fly can destroy fruit crops. these flies have damaged citrus crops in Florida and which other state? A. North Dakota B. California C. Georgia 10. Tamil separatists are in conflict with the Sinhalese majority in which island country off the coast of India? A. Sri Lanka B. Maldives Islands C. Andaman Islands

MENSA QUIZ 1. Find the word that fits the definitions below when it’s a) a whole word and b) divided into two words.

a) Whole word: stomped on b) Two words: 1. Means of public transportation 2. Made a statement in court 2. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters, can be used to complete this sentence?

The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ was very good at teaching would-be drivers how to handle dangerous _ _ _ _ _ _ _. 3. Bill is twice as old as Allison was four years ago. In six years, Allison will

be twice as old as Bill was four years

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Trivia & Word Games 5. Rebecca decided to get rid of the

small change in her purse. She had $7.65 with the same number of

dimes, quarters and half-dollars. How many of each coin were there?

6. In the measurement of horses, how long is a “hand” in inches?

7. Some good advice is coiled in the grid below. To spell it out, start with one

Bonus Question: How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all six letters once in each word? What are the words? A   E   L   P   S   T

MOVIE QUOTES “Whatever is about to follow, whatever this grand trick is, is really going to amaze. Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you’ll actually see.”

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Movie Title: ___________________________

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“He wanted to exploit my savagery! Intellect alone is useless in a fight. You, you can’t even break a rule - how can you be expected to break bone? “

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UOYPNUAPR 8. What is the science of measuring and describing physical features of bodies

of water and shore areas, primarily for purposes of navigation?

Actor’s Name: __________________________

“I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say good-bye.”

Movie Title: ___________________________ Movie Character’s Name: _________________ Actor’s Name: __________________________

SILVER TONGUE LITERARY QUOTES “The ice was here, the ice was there, The ice was all around: It cracked and growled, and roared and howled, Like noises in a swound! At length did cross an Albatross, Thorough the fog it came; As if it had been a Christian soul, We hailed it in God’s name.” Book Title: ____________________________ Author: ________________________________ “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” Book Title: ____________________________ Author: ________________________________ “Now adays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Book Title: ____________________________ Author: ________________________________

Sudoku & Visual Puzzles HOW TO PLAY: Fill in each 9 box square with the numbers 1-9. Each row or column in the entire 9 box rows must only have the numbers 1-9. Good Luck!

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REBUS PUZZLES Examples:

WORD COLOR TEST: In this test DO NOT READ the words, say aloud the COLOR of each word.

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46. James Whistler’s profession

48. Their Bibles are in hotel rooms

52. Baden Powell organization (Abbrev.) 53. Drug participant

55. American firearm company 57. Tubular pasta (pl.)

58. Initials of the 27th president 59. Olympic fencing event

62. Cookie: Chips ____________

63. Issued the Emancipation Proclamation

DOWN 1. Home of Elvis

4. Sea World attraction

7. Relation of father’s son to father’s father 8. Virginian river 9. Standing applause 10. Japanese folk music group 12. New York landmark (6, 2, 7) 15. Initials of 1st woman aviator to fly Atlantic Ocean 22. Popular revolts leading to independence 23. Family relationship 24. Prefix for nine

2. Former Houston NFL team 3. Crips and Bloods

6. School mascot for University of Miami

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26. British game similar to baseball

55. National security agency (Abbrev.)

27. New England religious group emigrated from England

58. Scottish hat 60. Initials for Disney’s “Space Ranger”

30. Baseball statistic (Abbrev.)

61. Rhode Island (Abbrev)

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