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Alexandra Villard Borchgrave heals with light and hope

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DR. RAMTIN KASSIR a master in the art of plastic surgery

Best Surprises in South Florida, New York City & MORE the stars give advice on beauty

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H A M I LT O N ’ S

P R I V A T E

C OL L E C T I O N

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Alexandra Villard Borchgrave gives light and hope through the arts

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Salma Hayek at the Boucheron event

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Jeanette Prenger, a woman to admire

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Maserati celebrates in Venice

Editor • Publisher Rebeca Herrero

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Olivia Palermo and Montlanc

Art Director Rafael Reynoso Editor-at-Large Miguel Sarmiento

15-19 Dr. Ramtin Kassir, a master in the art of plastic surgery 20

Another year of Casita Maria

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Art Bodega Magazine Summer Party

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Carol Lazzar shows art in Miami Beach

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Christies and the Latin American art

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Great expo at the BAM- New York

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Heidi Nunnally delights with her photography

29-34 Natalia Valera talks about her art

Co-Publisher Margaret Pulles

Miami Editor Angelica Willard

It's not limited to size or age, or ethnicity, it's about wanting to look and feel glamorous", Hollywood based Canadian designer Dalia Mac Phee says about her designs.

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Rimmel celebrates 100 years

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Stars at the Chime for Change concert

48-64 Best Surprises of New York, South Florida, Chicago and D.C.

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Angelina Jolie beautiful in London

66-76 Beauty and Fashion section

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Dreamball Germany for a good cause

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The Little Ones

44 Christian L’energy and Asta, a power couple

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Shen Yun celebrates at The Lincoln Center

45-46 Gift Guide

MIAMI COVER: NEW YORK COVER:

Launch of the Toyota Corolla

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Nalatalia Valera, photographed by Hector Cruz Dr. Ramtin Kassir, photographed by John Caballero

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Editor’s Note

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e had an amazing time in New York City during Fashion Week. Through the week we met and talked with new designers and had lively chats with models seeking work in this fast-paced town. New York is a symbol of opportunity for any young up-and-coming person who wants to make it globally. So why not start locally, in the capital of the World! One of the biggest surprises I’ve had, as an editor and a woman, was trying a new product that fascinated me. The e-mail introduction came across my inbox; once I saw the brand’s name, it captivated me. It transported me to the historical bridge built over the River Thames. For a moment I thought there was indeed a global cosmetic company called Londontown. I quickly got in contact with Londontown’s marketing person who was kind enough to send me a complete sample of their product line. Once I saw the packaging, I was in awe. It was beautiful, elegant, tempting, high quality, much like the Chanel or Givenchy products; but no, this was actually Londontown. Today’s women are paying close attention to every minute detail of their bodies, so, why not show art though their hands? So, I tried the nail polish, a completely organic product. I fell in love with the color, the style, the subtlety of its description. Not only was I hooked, I became a fan of this new brand. Intrigued, I accepted the invite to the fashion show the ladies, Natasha Dillons, Londontown Founder, and Marina Dimentman – her publicist- had extended me. There, the models had a distinctive nail design - a new trend that has captured women’s attention nowadays; a detailed design sketched in their nails gave the models a sensual air of grace and irreverence at the same time. Dillon’s inspiration came from her grandmother’s work with herbal and organic products. Her story moved me so much we chose to feature and article for Londontown. These entrepreneurial women created a unique start up that will no doubt explode into a phenomenon, one bound to go viral I am sure. In our cover we have Natalia Valera, an accomplished Venezuelan artist based in Miami. For years, Valera was the head of all the Venezuelan biennials. Her original sculptures are made of a special plastic material which accentuates her style. Natalia’s cover picture was taken the Ritz Hotel in South Beach, a grand and delightful place. The staff and the atmosphere are pleasantly refreshing. Richard Lemus, the Ritz’s Marketing Director is the best! The hotel’s walls are dressed with art. All of which comes from the Diana Lowenstein’s own art collection. In other words, the hotel walls’ fashion truly beautiful, exquisite art. Our other subject is Dr. Kassir. I met Dr. Kassir in Manhattan. More 6

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Editor & Publisher Rebeca Herrero with Marina Dimentman from Londontown during Fashion Week New York City.

(1) Fancy sink at the JW Marriot Hotel, Beaux Arts Suites. (3) Boucheron Necklace. (4) Famos TV Presenter Agueda Lopez

than a plastic surgeon, Dr. Kassir is considered a master in his craft: demanding and precise. Women the world over flock to his office in Park Avenue for a special procedure that is safe and beautiful. I met him at his plastic surgery at his Fashion Show. The venue was packed with gorgeous women, the living result of his work. The perfect nose jobs, the exquisite contour of the bodies; the surgeon’s work flows in this venue in Manhattan with the same elegance found in another master’s piece: Michelangelo’s David, in Florence. Dr. Kassir is indeed an artist in every sense of the word. He dedicates himself to the art of beauty. Proof of his reputation and skills: his medical office in Park Avenue is always booked. We are now in our  way to celebrate Art Basel in Miami. Soon we will be to mixing a touch Modern and Contemporary art with Mojitos and the warm winter pleasant Miami Sunshine. What better way to escape the freezing cold. Great covers, great fun, all in the name of art! FALL / WINTER 2013


FASHION & TRENDS

The Ruedo Collection

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aptivated by an engagement ring, women of today are very demanding when it comes to wear that important piece of jewelry in her hands. The 128 year old jewelry brand Carrera y Carrera has taken the task to please the new brides to be with an important new collection available in high-end stores worldwide. With an impressive name, “The Ruedo Collection� is an example of astonishing craftsmanship shown in rings that are yellow, white, or rose gold and adorned with a delicate pave of diamonds. With its simple elegance, but tremendous combination of design and diamond position, the rings are deserving of royalty, tempting to the eye of the most exquisite men and women in the world. With this new addition, the brand exemplifies elegance in a perfect design of ultra perfection for the contemporary women. For more than a century, Carrera y Carrera has worked closely with the Spanish royals and has since expanded its presence in over 40 countries. One of the most sought after pieces of jewelry in the world. Her spokeswoman is Olivia Palermo. For more information go to www.carreraycarrera.com

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PEOPLE & PLACES

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Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave A fountain of inspiration and hope

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ot only is Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave one of the most elegant women in Washington, D.C., her kindness and dedication to those who are suffering makes her an example of true inspiration and grace. Born in Washington, D.C. the daughter of former United States Ambassador and Mrs. Henry S. Villard, spent most of her formative years living abroad in such countries as Norway, Libya, Switzerland and Senegal. She was educated at Brillantmont in Lausanne and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in Political Science. She also attended the Islamic Institute in Paris where she met her husband, internationally renowned journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave. Together they embarked on a journey that took them to most parts of the word, and over the past forty years Alexandra has gained distinction as a photojournalist, author, motivational speaker, and poet. Her photographs have been featured on the covers of worldwide publications, such as Newsweek and Paris Match, and her portraits of such notables as President George Bush, the late King Hussein, Dr. Henry Kissinger and the late President Sadat have hung in government offices around the world. And while portraits of her own outer beauty has graced some of the most prestigious magazine covers in the world, her inner beauty is now touching the hearts and lives of those in need of comfort and hope.

Selfless dedication to those in need

On the night of September 11, 2001, Alexandra prayed for a way to bring comfort to those who had suffered the worst loss imaginable. That heartfelt prayer led her to write three books of poetry, Healing Light, Heavenly Order, and Beloved Spirit. Thousands of books have been given as gifts to the 9/11 Survivors’ families, military families, and people experiencing great personal tragedy. That same prayer also led to the founding of the non-profit organization Light of Healing Hope Foundation (LHHF), and to finding a fresh way through kind words and beautiful images to bring comfort to those who are suffering. During the last three years, LHHF has been providing books to hospitals and hospices to comfort patients and their families. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the NIH Clinical Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, INOVA, and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care as well as the Hospice of Palm Beach County, among others, are working with LHHF to distribute these beautiful words of love, hope, and courage to those in need of comfort. Decades of research prove the important connection between wri10

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Francois Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek

ting and healing and how it improves mental health and facilitates emotional healing and physical health. These benefits in combination with the comfort provided by the kind words and beautiful images in the books help those in need to cope more effectively. Dramatic results from patients, doctors, nurses, and family members have been noted, and a Alexandra renowned oncologist at Johns Hopkins remarked, de Borchgrave’s In response to interest from patients poems fill a patient’s who are not able to read or hold a book, inner void with hope, Alexandra also created a DVD, Light of Healing Hope: Peaceful Meditations, which contributes with soothing music, images and poetry significantly to the as well as a CD for those who cannot see. In the true spirit of generosity and overall healing selflessness, Alexandra has given all her process in cancer.” rights, titles, and interests to her books, Healing Light, Heavenly Order, and BeDr. David Sidransky loved Spirit to the Light of Healing Hope Oncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital Foundation so that the Foundation can continue the work of bringing hope and healing to those in need. Her selfless and dedicated work and beautiful spirit is truly an example and inspiration for people across the world. To learn more about Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave’s remarkable work, please visit the Light of Healing Hope’s website www.lightofhealinghope.org

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Another Paris Encounter

(1) Singer Marie Amelie Seigner and Overdia Senousi. (2) Artist Hiroshi Shugimoto and wife Atsuko Koyagani. (3) Sabine Azema. (4) Actress Vahina Giocante

Boucheron celebrated artist Hiroshi Shugimoto in the City of Lights

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aris, France- Whenever Boucheron takes under their wing to celebrate an artist, they do it over the top. This time around they showcased and celebrated the art of artist Hiroshi Shugimoto at the Place Vendome Boucheron shop in Paris France. Stars like Salma Hayek and her husband, CEO of Boucheron Pierre Bouissou were present in the elegant affair. Beautiful jewelry was displayed and the glitterati of Paris enjoyed nice champagne among the eccentric crowd that was present. Another important guest was the Creative Director of Boucheron Claire Choisne, celebrating the night away with art and love, from Paris!

Photography by: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Courtesy of Boucheron

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A woman to admire Healthy, beautiful and generous is our socialite Jeanette Hernandez Prenger

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Miguel Sarmiento - NYC (1) Host Eva Riccobono at the Maserati Event (2) Director Noaz Deshe (3) Actress Elena Cotta

eing healthy, active and upbeat have always been part of her DNA. After 50 she had to learn how to stay always energetic and happy while dealing with arthritis, menopause and looking older than she felt. “I feel lucky to be this age, because each day I that I grow older is one more day to live life to the fullest,” says Jeanette Hernandez Prenger, owner of Ecco Select, a Kansas City Human Resources firm. For Jeanette the combination of a healthy mind in a healthy body is quintessential expression for a good living and success at work. “I know that taking care of myself has helped me stay energetic. I danced when I was young and started teaching aerobics over 30 years ago. Intense cardio, as well as a healthy diet, has helped me to maintain bone and muscle mass. I have arthritis in both knees, but continue teaching classes. I’ve learned to be gentle with my body, to She lives in Kansas City and participates in several listen to it and modify exercises if something doesn’t feel right. boards of non-profits I’ve become less rigid and scheduled and try new ways to make helping the elderly and sure that my body stays healthy.” minority children For Hernandez Prenger it’s all about good vives and positive credible people, living legends, icons and presienergy. “If you don’t feel good or have energy it’s hard to stay podents. Good karma!” sitive. I know that using my positive energy in this precious phase of Always thankful for what she’s got Jeanette life allows me achievement without limits.” says, “And last but not least, I have many things to Giving back to the community is the mark of a great person and be thankful for – my immediate family is alive and healthy, and Jeanette is proof positive of that. “I started my own business 17 years most importantly, doing well. I love my family, this country and ago and its success has allowed me the flexibility and resources to my life!” give back to my community. I serve multiple organizations on boards This professional, successful beautiful woman has her own motto: which aid children and education, economic development and the “To follow the golden rule, be the best I can be and help others. My God, arts. I’m also fortunate to serve for my current and past mayors and family and country are my top priorities and I take care of myself so that governors as an appointed commissioner for more than a decade. I can live the best quality of life and be as productive as possible.” Sounds Because of the work I’ve done I have had the honor of meeting in- like good solid sound advice.

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Maserati celebrates the 70th Venice International Film Festival The Venice Biennale saw the most glamorous stars during the fete

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enice, Italy- In the fall of 2013, the luxury car brand Maserati launched its relationship with the 70th Venice International Film Festival at the Venice Biennale as the main sponsor. Stars and corporate executives from Maserati gathered at the swimming pool area of the Hotel Excelsior to create their own central space as a vital part of the Venetian film festival dedicated to interviews, meetings, cocktail parties and events. Receiving the Italian and international guests and the entire jury of the Franca Sozzani Festival, was the editor of L’Uomo Vogue and Maserati CEO Harald Wester. Moët & Chandon was the official liquor brand sponsor of the 70th Venice International Film Festival. As the well known champagne was served, an elegant dinner took place with another exclusive party at the Palazzina Grassi. During the evening, djs played music sets during a cocktail for Marina Abramovic’s new trailer movie, and the DJ Matteo Ceccarini also entertained the crowd with two live performances.

Photography by: Tullio Puglia/Courtesy of Masserati

(4) Venice Festival Film Director Alberto Barbera. (5) Eugenia Constantini, (6) Gianfraco Rosi plays with the camera.

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Montblanc IN LOVE WITH THE ARTS Showcasing a delightful art collection

Olivia Palermo Montblanc Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco Pétales

In 2002, Montblanc started its corporate collection of contemporary art. By now, the Montblanc Cutting Edge Art Collection comprises more than 180 works, and it keeps growing. The idea is to commission international artists to interpret the white star of Montblanc using their own visual vocabulary, and thus to make the collection truly unique. At SIHH 2013, Montblanc will be showing parts of the Montblanc Cutting Edge Art Collection outside of the company for the first time. 14 works of so-called ‘cutting-edge’ artists whose work has influenced the current discourse on art, and who are on the verge of gaining international reputation will be exhibited: Pablo Alonso (Spain), Stephen Craig (Ireland), Jan Christensen (Denmark),

EVA & ADELE (Germany), Nic Hess (Switzerland), Atsushi Kaga (Japan), Mathieu Mercier (France), Gerold Miller (Germany), Hiroyuki Masuyama (Japan), Lois Renner (Austria), Chiharu Shiota (Japan), Minchul Song (South Korea), FriendsWithYou (USA). The Montblanc Cutting Edge Art Collection is showcased at the company’s Headquarters in Hamburg, at the Montblanc Pelleteria in Florence, and the Montblanc watch manufactory in Le Locle. There, the artworks are exhibited in the production areas, hallways, conference rooms, as well as in the cafeteria, and in the lobby. The temporary exhibition at SIHH therefore can provide an opportunity to pause and discover Montblanc through the eyes of an artist. Taking time for what is truly important, like the encounter with a work of art, a personal conversation, or a handwritten letter: these are the things that give joy and meaning to our lives and that can turn a moment into a special occasion. The Montblanc Cutting Edge Art Collection can be viewed by appointment at Montblanc Hamburg headquarters.

1.- Eva & Adele 2.- Jan Christensen 3.- Minchul Song 4.- Pablo Alonso

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COVER STORY By Rebeca Herrero New York City

DR. RAMTIN KASSIR,

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hen Dr. Kassir meets you for the first time, he examines every feature of your face, carefully making mental notes on subtle or significant improvements. Your bone structure and facial features allow him at a glance to determine your nationality and “roots” and recommend a look appropriate for you taking into consideration all possible factors including, of course, your age and lifestyle but also your self-image and personal goals. “The key is to maintain individuality and ethnicity. My patients cannot afford to look done”, says Dr. Kassir. From the newest injectable fillers like Juverderm Voluma, energy devices like Ultherapy and Radiofrequency to rhinoplasty and facelifts, Dr. Kassir’s in depth knowledge of the best procedures and products available to achieve outstanding results are what make him the preeminent Park Avenue Facial Plastic Surgeon. In fact, his recent breakthrough triple blind prospective study on Dysport vs. Botox, similar wrinkle-reducing toxins, demonstrates his commitment to research and evaluation before adopting new procedures. Patients travel the world to get his patented non-surgical 20-minute necklift called the K-lift. His vast knowledge of the field is reassuring for his patients. The doctor’s skill in plastic surgery is known the world over. His cuttingedge minimal incision techniques have been profiled on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, FOX News, ABC’s The Doctors, Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show, TIME, Cosmopolitan, and many other media outlets. His list of patients ranges from royalty to the rich and the not-so-famous. He has visited princesses abroad, has delicately touched or ‘retouched’ well-known faces. “A small boost works wonders for mind, body, and spirit”. Doctor Kassir, it can be said, has made his craft, plastic surgery, an art. He is young, naturally curious about other cultures and passionate about the human body and its beauty.  His Iranian roots make him an observant natural and unique connoisseur of ancient Persian beauty.  He studies to perfection. Dr. Kassir is a student of fine art and renders the human form in clay sculptures, a passion he pursues in his spare time.  “My office adheres to the highest standards of reconstructive surgery. Each procedure is

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calculated to the smallest detail, indeed like a true work of art. Every day in my practice I take care of my patients with tremendous concern for their well-being. It is our top priority to make sure that all treatments are safe and effective; we want every patient to leave our offices feeling extraordinary about themselves,” explains Dr. Kassir. A perfect face is also a priority. In his practice the doctor has had to reconstruct surgeries that ended up disfiguring natural beautiful expressions. “What sets me apart is keen aesthetic vision, precise technique, and respect for my patients, which includes the discipline to say no to them. Many patients come to us to revise their nose jobs, their face lifts, for a more Photography by john caballero

natural look”, says the doctor sitting at his desk in an impeccable and beautifully decorated office in New York’s Park Avenue.

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ne of the most gratifying procedures I have performed (on ABC’s The Doctors) was restoring a natural look to a woman who had had 29 previous plastic surgeries, giving her a cat-like appearance. She stated to the audience “I feel amazing, and I’ve gotten my confidence back”.

Tastefully done, the walls of Dr. Kassir’s offices have a soft golden hue; warm and soothing for patients who put their trust in this outstanding physician. His staff is well, amazing. These men and women are the backbone of the practice and obviously know how to take excellent care of their skin and bodies: not only beautiful they are friendly, accommodating, professional and naturally empathetic – qualities instilled by the head of the practice, Dr. Kassir himself. 

New ideas, new challenges

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organized an unusual grand fashion show. The event took place in an elegant building located in Central Park West.  The room was packed with gorgeous, confident, assertive, poised women in their 20’s to their 60’s, ready to take on the runway. The women, however, were not models; all of them were Dr. Kassir’s patients. Breaking down the last taboo, the stigma of admitting to plastic surgery, Dr. Kassir invited his patients to participate in this innovative runway presentation during Fashion Week in New York, an event he anticipates making an annual showcase for his work and celebrity patients. He conceived the event as a platform for this diverse group of men and women to display their newly found confidence as a result of facial procedures ranging from Botox to Rhinoplasty, a particular specialty of Dr. Kassir. He shares with Art Bodega how this unique event that garnered worldwide attention came to pass, “FACES OF BEAUTY morphed from a small exhibition into a full runway show thanks to the incredible enthusiasm of my patients and their pride in the transformation plastic surgery has helped achieve. It’s an honor to be able change people lives in such a positive way and the show of support from my patients is always humbling.”

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e is also triple-board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and sleep medicine. He is also an examiner for physicians seeking Board Certification who provides pro bono reconstructive surgeries for marginalized women and children in the middle east. His travels have taken him to exotic and cultural rich corners of the world. “I like to travel to different countries to explore other people’s anthropology, culture, psychology; it gives one and insight into the world like none other”, says Dr. Kassir. “We do pro bono work in underserved areas of the world”, he explains as he anticipates a trip to Congo to help serve those- many of them children and mutilated women, who need emergency reconstructive surgery.    Appointments may be booked online at www.drkassir.com or by calling the New York office at 212 288 3000 or the New Jersey offices may be contacted at 973-692-9300

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hey were not showing off fashion, they were displaying the art of beautiful, natural, un-Hollywood look. I felt we had to do this because I see my craft as an art and this is the future. By combining mathematical principles (Golden Ratio) and classical Renaissance beauty, we can help patients feel more confident and youthful without looking “done”. If we can helps them be more successful and happier in their lives, then I am a very content doctor who knows has done his job well”, admits the practitioner.  In the room, there were more than 100 women and a few handsome gentlemen sharply dressed, curious about the fashion show on Plastic Surgery. “Men, especially CEO’s and executives are also seeking plastic surgery because they want look younger and remain competitive in the workplace. They are the fastest growing segment of the cosmetic surgery population; we have seen a higher percentage of male patients 18

Jersey for the injectable fillers Restylane and Perlane, neuromodulators such as Dysport (the new Botox), and his patented nonsurgical 20-minute K-lift (neck-lift). His superb staff graciously accommodates international and out-of town patients, including a top secret list of celebrities, models, and social elite.

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in our offices”, declares Dr. Kassir. At his Park Avenue practice, the doctors strive to strike a harmonious balance as well. “At my office, we have gentle music, classical melodies.  Everything is top notch. We like to make the patient feel comfortable and safe because we know how they feel: They are about undergo a delicate surgery that will change their lives. We offer the best, only to the most demanding client and it is for real a life changing decision”, comments the doctor.

An experienced and world traveled plastic surgeon

His has an impressive résumé. Doctor Kassir is Triple Board Certified surgeon. The doctor is certified by: The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the

American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. From there he went on to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he received his M.D. and his Post-Doctoral training with a residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Subsequently Dr. Kassir completed a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Florida. In practice since 1997, Dr. Kassir is the Director of the Mona Lisa Cosmetic Surgery Centers with two offices in New Jersey and one on prestigious Park Avenue in New York City. His practice is the top provider in New FALL / WINTER 2013

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Casita Maria’s 2013 Gala at the Mandarin Oriental Honorees were Eddie Palmieri, John Demsey, & France Chretien Desmarais

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n October was the annual “2013 Fiesta” gala at The Mandarin Oriental in New York City benefiting the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education. This year’s honorees were John Demsey, France Chrétien Desmarais, and Eddie Palmieri. The Honorary Fiesta Gala Chairs were Ana Cristina Alvarado, Alina Cho, Eddie Palmieri II, Gabriela Palmieri. The 2013 Honorary Jr. Chairmen, the “Pachanga” chairs were Jane Bloomingdale de Cisneros and Henrique Cisneros. As has become the tradition, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia again served as the Dinner Chairmen. Cocktails began at 7:30 PM followed by dinner and dancing to the music of The Bob Hardwick Sound. Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a special appearance during cocktails to congratulate his friend France Chrétien Desmarais on her new honor. Mario Buatta and Alina Cho divided the master of ceremonies duties. Sarah Calderon, Casita Maria’s Executive Director, spoke movingly about the charities programs. Always one of New York’s most glamorous parties, Fiesta brings together the international social elite from five continents, and always with a South American flair, to support Casita Maria’s extraordinarily worthy work with children, teenagers, and their families in the South Bronx. “The importance of this event cannot be underestimated”, says Sarah Calderon, Casita’s Executive Director, “Fiesta funds are the key to the work that we do to address poverty and invest in youth through arts and education.”

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Art Bodega Magazine celebrates its Summer Edition

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Hollywood designer Dalia MacPhee Her gowns have graced the figures of celebrities such as Hillary Duff, Heidi Klum, Brooke Burke, Olivia Munn, Serena Williams, Scarlett Johansson, Khloe Kardashian, the stars of Glee and America's sweetheart gold-medalist Gabby Douglas. As Award season is upon us, her gorgeous gowns are available for the holidays. For her fall collection Dalia introduced some new silhouettes influenced by a surprising idea: “Think spring in the South meets Paris in the fall. Rich silhouettes, feminine fabrics and deep colors, says Dalia. For her entire collection visit www.daliamacphee.com

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rt Bodega Magazine celebrated its Summer launch featuring model and human rights defender Pia Maria Norris and billionaire and mayoral contender John Catsimatidis, alongside his wife Margo. The crowd swirled through the night enjoying summery cocktails and wine. Christian Renait graciously converted his private salon on 5th Avenue into a lounge lighted with candles with a plus size poster of the cover. The exclusive guests were photographed under the special magic spell enhanced by the beauty prizes given out by the sponsors. Among other VIP attendees were the Chairman of the RNC in New York City, Dan Isaacs, and his partner Tania C. Marnier, as well as Clara del Villar, owner of the Hispanic Post, former assemblyman and congressional contender Adam Clayton Powell, Michelle Cruz, owner of the East Harlem Café, Ted Santos from Turnaround and Akerman, Attorney and writer Eric Dixon, stylist Jules Wood, MET curator John Carpenter, writers Peter Yeoh, Alicia Dunnigan and Stephen Likosky; photographer Heidy Nunally, members of New York media and many more. The Summer event was made possible courtesy of Goya, The Latino Coalition, Ouidad, Londontown, The Affordable Art Fair, Durga-Kali, Inca Kola, and Whish. To view the photo gallery and video go to www.artbodegamagazine.com

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On location: Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art

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n an effort to connect the contemporary art market and the non-profit art world, ArtCenter has invited South Florida-based gallery Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art to exhibit some of the artists from Jazzar’s roster. The pop up show will consist of a curated exhibition featuring four gallery artists: Kuhl & Leyton, Jorge Pantoja, David Rohn and Roberto Visani. Each artist/artist team explores varied manifestations of masculinity. Carol Jazzar exhibits at her house designed as a gallery, surrounded by nature. She prefers to showcase contemporary art because there was a need amongst her friends/artists for space exhibit. Eventually she has become a staple in South Florida when it comes to curatorial services in the city of Miami. Kuhl & Leyton Bernie and Ruth Madoff, 2012 Acrylic tape on paper 80” x 132” Courtesy of the artist, Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art and ArtCenter/South Florida

Jorge Pantoja Alien (based on the movie Midnight Cowboy by John Schlesinger), 2009 Graphite, color pencil, ink, pastel and acrylic on paper 11” X 14” Courtesy of the artist, Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art and ArtCenter/South Florida Roberto Visani Culture Nature, 2005 Found object and reclaimed materials 66” x 10” x 8.5” Courtesy of the artist, Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art and ArtCenter/South Florida

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Roberto Visani Riffle Blues. 2012 Found object and reclaimed materials 53” x 15” x 14” Courtesy of the artist, Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art and ArtCenter/South Florida FALL / WINTER 2013

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Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home

Latin American Art Auction in Christie’s

Private Life and Luxury in Spanish America 1492-1898

Rufino Tamayo and Matta will be up for sale

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n November 19, Christie’s Evening sale of Latin American Art will be led by Rufino Tamayo’s Women Reaching for the Moon (illustrated above, for an estimate of $1,200,0001,800,000) which hails from the Cleveland Museum of Art and has been exhibited internationally at such renowned institutions as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. and Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City among others. La Rosa by Matta (illustrated page 2 estimate: $250,000-350,000) will also be sold on behalf of the museum and proceeds from both works will benefit future acquisitions. Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991) was recognized for his masterful use of surface and color and his commitment to a thoroughly modernist language. The 1940s were a great creative period for Tamayo and the artist garnered widespread attention in his newly adopted home of New York. Many of his works captured the zeitgeist of a war-torn world through visual metaphors, but Women Reaching for the Moon, painted

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in 1946, expresses the optimism of the post-World War II era, a shift in Tamayo’s oeuvre. Recognized early on as a major work by a promising artist, this painting entered the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection in 1947, the year after its completion. Widely published and exhibited, Tamayo depicts two women striving for the stars and moon, representing hope and human potential. The cosmos and the search for man’s place within it was a constant theme in Tamayo’s work. This interest in the cosmos has resonance with contemporaneous paintings of the New York School as well as pre-Columbian art which frequently features the sun, moon and stars. Matta (1911-2002), the visionary Chilean, was a dynamic figure on the New York scene since his arrival in New York from Paris in 1938. The artist served as a conduit between the European Surrealists who had gathered in New York, and the emerging New York School. Though intimate in scale, La rosa, painted in 1943, possesses all of the trademark elements that by the mid-1940s had become hallmarks of Matta’s production. In the present work, Matta channels a morphological landscape painted withvibrant hues of green, red, orange, black, and yellow set against a horizonless background. The painting’s title, La Rosa is reminiscent of the surrealist penchant for verbal puns and recalls Marcel Duchamp’s pseudonym Rrose Sélavy, a play on words intended to sound like the French phrase “Eros, c'est la vie”(“Eros, that's life”). Matta pays a veiled homage to Duchamp while further underscoring the sensual nature of this painting—a work that is overflowing with the persistent and primordial forces of life, creation, and evolution. FALL / WINTER 2013

oday as yesterday behind the door of every home lies the identity  and social status  of its residents. An exhibition taking place January 12, 2014, in Brooklyn, goes inside some particular households to tell history of Hispanic American's homes. The exhibit is based in the decor and art displays deployed in Hispanic American households from 1492 to 1898. The exhibit focuses on about 200 objects divided into a series of rooms that simulate those of the socalled “noble part” of the households, which comprises public and private areas. A strict protocol dictated who could access those rooms, luxuriously decorated with items from Europe, Asia and America. Sitting in the middle of the main trade routes between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Hispanic America was home for some of the world’s richest people. The home's public spaces - such as the reception hall, were richly decorated. Those rooms had an open view of streets and were used to welcome national and international dignitaries, as well as all types of visitors: from a priest to friends and relatives. A strict protocol governed these visits. The guest

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arrived with letters of introduction and had to wait to be greeted. The family room instead, was dedicated solely to receive the most intimate of friends and relatives. It was the only place where family and visitors could recline, a position only acceptable by the strictest of Hispanic American etiquette. The private chapel was secluded place which emphasized the house owner's status. The status derived from the fact that in order to have a private chapel, the resident had to obtain proper permission from the Church authorities. In the chapel they celebrated Mass for the family, servants and guests; however, these were not were not consecrated spaces. The most private area of the house was the Master Bedroom. There, the family kept its most precious and valuable items. There, the marriages were consummated. There, children were born and the home residents died. Part of its decoration was the bed, the crib, privacy bedding screens, trunks, a small table or desk and luxurious fabrics and textiles. When travelling they liked to make full display of their wealth. Hand chairs and carriages were embellished with glass windows and furniture were all part of their luggage.

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atalia Valera is an accomplished artist from Caracas, Venezuela. Her pieces are one of a kind sculptures and painting with geometrical designs, influenced by the kinetic art movement in Venezuela, made worldwide famous by artists like Carlos Cruz Diez and Rafael Soto. Natalia has worked with these masters. She now resides in Miami.

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ew York photographer and writer Heidi M. Nunnally didn’t expect to become so friendly with the earth when she set foot in the South of France last year, but two spills in a mire-rich pond on her first day were a wake-up call. “I was standing in the water, shooting pictures of the horses, and the muck under the surface had suction to it. I tried to lift my foot up, but it wouldn’t budge and it caused me to lose my balance.  Down I went!” Heidi laughed. Heidi’s photographic instinct, however, triggered her to quickly raise her arm and save her camera from an unwelcome mud bath.   The second spill came when a horse unexpectedly sideswiped her. “I was trying to get the best possible shot,” Heidi offered, trying to explain her risky moves. If these photos are any indication, it paid off and she got the shot.  And then some.  These stout, swift-moving horses of the Camargue, a rich wetland area, hypnotize and entrance. “There’s a beauty to their movement,” Heidi

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said. “The muscular shapes of their bodies and the long white manes captivated me.” Heidi grew up in Virginia and made the transition to New York City in the summer of 2000.  She got her first 35mm camera as a teenager and dove into the digital world several years ago. “Digital photography is easier these days and my workflow is much faster.   That gives me more time to photograph,” she delights in saying.  “And I push myself to look for opportunities I would otherwise miss out on.” Heidi has also written and edited essays for a Holocaust newsletter and writes her own “Heidi’s New York Life Adventure” and “Morning Train” series.  When she can, she spends weekends doing street photography.   Having recently received the honor of Judge’s Choice award at a gallery show in New York City’s Soho, her star is on the rise.  But she likes to stay under the radar, spending her time behind the lens and contemplating her stories. To inquire or see more of Heidi’s work, visit www.heidinunnally.com.

1.- “Blue Balance”, Acrylic Box, 2013 2.- “Purple Balance” , Acrylic Box, 2013 3.- “Black I”, 2009 4.- “Untitled”, 2009

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VALERA A Beautiful artist with a passion for sculptures She hails from Caracas with an impressive pedigree. Blonde, slender and very firm in her ideas, Natalia Valera is not just any artist. She is the grand dame that walks around a room with sure confidence that art is her world. As she arrived to the shoot at The Ritz in South Beach, she delighted herself with a martini in hand and posed gracefully at the high end suites located in the art deco building. Both Natalia and her posse knows that her work is here to last. Her sculptures and paintings are beautiful, one-of-a kind pieces that resemble the artist Mondrian. “When I get into the studio, I just put on my goggles and start painting with really strong materials, the ones you use for car or aircraft paint”, says the talented Latina, who moved to Miami just a few years ago. “Plenty of people can’t even fathom the idea of what we go through as artists to create these boxes”. The boxes are made of a clear acrylic, not glass, but so heavy on the volume you have a hard time carrying or moving the piece. At the suite, Valera positioned two pieces, one next to each other, creating an optical illusion that seems spectacular, just by playing with the natural eye of the spectator.

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ot a lot of people know the ins and outs of the process, the technique is very challenging. My goal is to make an ideal piece and I don’t stop until I achieve this”, says Valera, a firm believer in perfection. Back in Caracas, she had an impressive resume while working for Roberto Guevara, the Director of art biennials in Venezuela. Her experience comes from those days while working for him at these fairs. “I was able to immerse myself in the work of other artists,

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showcase her art in a recent exhibition in New York City. Her paintings are gorgeous pieces with linear colors, adding a particular taste for mixing different hues that create a special sensation of pleasantness.

Her early career

“I started painting when I was nine years old. I’ve always had a passion for art, I was insanely creative”, says the beauty while enjoying a light meal at the Ritz property. Surrounded by art, guests feel they are immersed in a spacious art gallery in the art deco structure originally known as “El Lido”. Today the hotel is known as The Ritz in South Beach and many of the art pieces are owned by gallery owner Diana Lowenstein. The Renaissance of hotels in the area has captured the attention of Art Basel lovers, who flock the town at the beginning of December to get an eyeful of what art collectors crave. “I went to a design institute that was very strict. They wanted perfection, they were very demanding and the professors at this institution were masters in their craft. Once I worked for Guevara, we were organizing a biennial. In 1998, he passed away and I was left working in the trade industry organizing the art fairs and meeting other artists. I became an assistant to these great masters that were 30 years older than me”, mentions the stylish Valera. “In Caracas I had a group of friends that came from the geometric and kinetic movement. For us in Venezuela, the kinetic movement is the grandest of all in the arts. I exhibit with these great masters like Carlos Cruz Diez and Rafael Soto. To me it is was an honor, and for almost a decade I was fortunate enough to learn from them while working at our studios in Oripoto. We would come back and forth, intermingling with each other’s knowledge making sculptures and paintings, learning to do both”. “I returned to Caracas after I went to Parsons School in New York City. I feel like it was a great period to see what was going on in New York City, create friendships there, and just delivered the results for my style. Once I got back in the late 90’s, I became the artist I am now”. Her work is superb and heavily influenced by the kinetic movement that started in Paris in the late 40’s. Dadaism and optical illusion was big in Paris, and can be considered the base for great graphic design of today, considered a great asset of the contemporary art scene. “When I was handling the paintings we used, some of them very toxic, I learned to create my own colors. I even registered these colors under my name”, perfecting the art within the art of color, illusion, acrylic and more. 32

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y exhibitions with these Venezuelan masters were significant in my career, but they always took center stage. For a woman in the field, you need some time to get noticed and I feel nowadays I have accomplished my goal of satisfying my own passion for creating art”. She has traveled the world in search of recognition, which is gaining ground at her home based, now in Miami.

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Life in Miami

“I love the colors I see in Miami. I feel this city is getting a strong recognition and attraction through Art Basel. It has grown incredibly”, moving to Miami just four years ago, Valera is slowly climbing the field of recognized artists worldwide. “I strongly decide where to exhibit my pieces. I am very particular with whom I exhibit in a group show”, professes Valera who has shown her art in Beijing, Shanghai, New York City, and of course, Miami. “I’m starting from scratch again. I negotiate alone. I go to my studio and disconnect from the world and prepare my art carefully. I stay there by myself and create one piece after another, I finalize a day of work with one good piece that I know is perfect. That is what kinetics love to do, find perfection in their art”. “It is hard to detach myself from a finished piece of work. Very hard. It is like your baby, you don’t want to let go. Some of these boxes include 18 layers of work, paint, sanding. I am very passionate about my sculptures and ultimately I design them to please my inner creativity and nothing else”, the boxes are worth thousands of dollars and these pieces are a favorite of collectors in Latin America. “My big goal is to reach that level of recognizance for an artist. I want the world to know what I do through my passion, feel like if there is a beautiful hotel or a grand museum that desires my piece, I will have it there”, leaving art lovers with the feeling that any talented Hispanic can make it to the top through persistence and a love for art.

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Cartier Art Deco tourmaline and diamond bracelet. Sold for $31,980.

Daisy Fuentes at the Empire State Building

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aisy Fuentes has become a symbol of elegance, style and a model for the new independent women that works for inspirational causes. Her recent appearance during Fashion Week cemented her status as a billion dollar clothing brand empire that has had success thanks to her wholesome image. Her Cuban heritage is well reflected in her appeal to all Latinas. When asked about her secret to success, Fuentes admitted her dedication to truthfulness and good style has allowed her to become a bona fide brand. She sells in the billions at Kohl’s stores nationwide, and her stints in television gives her an allure of relevance in the media. During Fashion Week she was celebrating the 10th year anniversary of her clothing and lifestyle brand, daisy fuentes. Looking fabulous with very short shorts and boots, the extremely stunning presenter says she is constantly busy and loves New York: “I love New York. When I come to Fashion Week I get inspired for my own line. This is the

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city where you definitely see that blend of artistic creativity that you need to keep renewing yourself. That is the reason I think it is so necessary to have a presence here during Fashion Week”, admitted Fuentes. Photographers were snapping the youthful Fuentes who also sells wigs and hair pieces called Luxhair Wow by Daisy Fuentes. “Recently I took the job as host of La Voz Kids, I like television. I always like to have a TV exposure, it is ingrained in me. I am so busy though, very busy”. With her next projects in line (she did not divulge a new one as she confirmed she is already too busy), Fuentes admits to keep a healthy lifestyle in Los Angeles where she enjoys being outdoors and exercising. “One of the things that struck me in this Fashion Week season was the material Oscar de La Renta used in his designs. It created an illusion to the eye that was unique. It was some sort of optical effect that made the top that the model was wearing seemed to flow”, concluded Fuentes. Photography by john caballero

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Many stars arrived at Chime for Change: The sound of Change Live Salma Hayek and Beyonce Knowles Carter are part of the founding committee London, UK

CELEBRATING 180 YEARS OF LONDON COOL

Charlotte Casiraghi, Salma Hayek, and Beyonce Knowles arrived in London to entertain the crowds last summer to support a great cause, the non profit Chime for Change. The concert saw massive crowds of fan that were enthused by the famous stars on stage. At the royal box, many celebrities arrived to support the cause chaired by renowned mega star of the fashion world, Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, who in the past has done great parties to raise funds for the neediest worldwide. One of her top parties took place in Italy for the Vanity Fair magazine edition last year, pre Oscar season. The concert took place at Twickenham Stadium. Chime For Change is a global campaign for girls' and women's empowerment founded by Gucci with a founding committee comprised of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyonce Knowles-Carter.

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Museum in Covent Garden, just a few metres away from the Strand where the first Rimmel headquarters was located back in 1860. To kick-off the event, guests were treated to a celebration of Rimmel’s 180 year history and 180 years of ‘London cool’ through fashion, make-up, video and music. Rimmel’s trendsetting heritage was brilliantly brought to life through a stunning fashion show involving 18 models representing 18 iconic looks from 1834 to 2014, including Brit beauty Georgia May Jagger who showcased the glam ‘70s Studio 54 style. To perfectly capture the eye-catching essence of each era, all of the make-up looks were created by Rimmel’s international makeup artist, Kirstin Piggott. Once the final model took her place on stage, the line-up formed a chronological living timeline of Rimmel’s and London’s rich history of beauty and fashion.

KATE MOSS, GEORGIA MAY JAGGER & RITA ORA PARTY WITH RIMMEL TO CELEBRATE 180 YEARS OF LONDON COOL

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“The Dreamball 2013” at the Ritz in Berlin Andie McDowell looked radiant in pink as the star of the ball in Germany

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edicated public figures gathered at the The Ritz Carlton Berlin hotel for the “dreamball 2013” in support of the “look good feel better” initiative of DKMS LIFE, a non-profit organization for the benefit of women with cancer. The Guest of Honour was world-famous actress Andie Mac Dowell. As in previous years, Barbara Shoneberger hosted the event alongside Programme Director Ruth Neri and Manfred Kroneder. The motto of the event was “Colour my life”. During the event, a special award, the “Douglas Charity Star” was given to book author Sophie Van Der Strap and actress Lisa Tomaschewsky. This important recognition is given to those individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to people suffering from cancer. It also establishes a tradition to raise awareness and inspire others to take action for this good cause. The awardee author wrote a book called “Today I am Blond” which is a touching and heartening diary of her illness and recovery that teams with zest for life. Meanwhile, the actress Tomaschewsky did a film adaptation of the novel where she gives the protagonist not just one but nine faces and takes the viewer on a journey that leaves lasting memories, both tragic and beautiful.

(1) Director Manfred Kroneder, Veronica Pooth and Kroneder. (2) Barbara Schoeneberger. (3) Sylvie Van Der Vaart. (4) Andie MacDowel

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eautiful and stunning Angelina Jolie joined her husband Brad Pitt, star of the blockbuster movie World War Z at the premiere in London. Wearing a black gown, she delighted the crowd of fans who pleaded to pose with her. After an intense past summer where she happened to go through a difficult surgery and mastectomy, the star reemerged smiling and positive to support her other half. Other stars joined the celebrity couple who were holding hands and very amicable with the cheering crowds. Brad Pitt was also sporting FALL / WINTER 2013

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ne of the shows that captivated audiences during last season was “La Voz Kids”. The red carpet celebrated in Los Angeles, brought major stars to the venue, including the very handsome Ricky Martin, who was looking sharp in an elegant dark suit. Other stars in attendance were Daisy Fuentes, Ana Barbara, and Juan Soler with his family. The show consists of finding young talent among Hispanics and it is broadcasted on Telemundo.

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EN LA ALFOMBRA ROJA DE LA VOZ KIDS (1) Alessandra Villegas. (2) Jorge Bernal. (3) Juan Soler and family. (4) Ana Barbara

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L’energie loves the limelight. It is easy to find him at a high end gala; always sharply dressed and in tune with such a classy crowd.  “It helps my business to be extremely social. I do look and see the styles to get inspiration on a daily basis. Women in New York are beautiful, they love to experiment with their hair.  The Latin American women are more conservative when it comes to change. They don’t embrace change as much”, declares L’energie.  His salon on 5th Avenue and 36th Street is in the building’s Penthouse. Spacious, more than 30 people work here, the staff is kind to a fault and is always smiling. The feng shui there, is a must.  Asta, L’energie’s wife, is from Norway.  Tall, slender, with a picture perfect smile she makes her clients feel relaxed while cutting or treating their hair.   L’energie worked on 57th Street and later on at the Manhattan Mall. He’s been active in New York City for the last 15 years and still looks back to his years in Europe with nostalgia. “I reminisce about my time in Europe.  The great places we visited. Our favorite restaurant in Cannes was ‘Le Gourmet.’ Here in New York City we go to Mr. Chow. We have a healthy lifestyle and we love to keep a good energy at the salon. We don’t allow conflict because we want the customer to feel 100% pleased”, concludes this handsome gentleman. Always serene, always the professional.  Christian L'energie is planning to launch a new line of organic products bearing his name.

Christian L’energie and Asta Love Beauty All the Way Power Couple in the Beauty Industry Rebeca Herrero / Manhattan, New York

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ur featured stylist in this edition is like none other: Christian L’energie. He and his wife, Asta, form one of the top couples in the beauty industry. When it comes to treat, fix and work that hairstyle magic that women so desire, they are the ones to call. His’ is trendy and a must among the Manhattan elite with time constrains and hectic schedules. His salon on 5th Avenue is booked all day long, six days a week. There, Asta is constantly cutting and styling hair. “She fell in love with the industry at the beauty fashion shows.  Theirs is a New York City Love Story. “We met while she was modeling at Bryant Park. A few months later we got married. She got interested and she became the rock of my life, of my business. Without her we wouldn’t be this successful”, says an excited L’energie, a hairstylist born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. “My work has taken me to so many wonderful places around the world. I spent many years in Europe, in Spain, France and Monaco. Lovely to have lived in those countries and to have mastered the craft of my art: Hair”, defined this successful businessman who is also a great stylist.

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“One of my biggest accomplishments in Manhattan was to convince Hillary Clinton to cut her hair short.  She was hesitant about it, but I am very proud to have convinced her all the way. It was almost history in the making”, says L’energie.  Nowadays he cuts hair of celebs, famous people the world over. He also takes care of beauty pageant queens, such as former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete.   Photography by john caballero

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GIFT GUIDE

CARS

Parker Pen

This year, PARKER celebrates its 125th anniversary with a new collection of elegant pens and luxury gift sets, ranging from $25-$590. PARKER pens are an ideal gift for chic urban professionals! One gift example is this customizable set featuring the PARKER Special Edition 125th Anniversary Notebook and Sonnet Matte Black Ballpoint Pen ($95, shown) or the Urban Premium Pearl Ballpoint Pen ($50) www.parkerpen.com

ENDLESS SUMMER SCARF is a must for the modern working women

This fabulous line

of monogrammed gifts under the Zoubaby fashion accessory label comes from everything from monogrammed umbrellas to monogrammed rain boots. This luxury good is a must for the stylish individual. Go to www.Zoubaby.com

SodaStream

partnered with Yves Behar and created the new Soda Steam maker, “The Source,” an elegantly-designed soda maker that combines beauty, functionality and efficiency. $99.00-$129.00. www.sodastream.com

The Dreaming Tree Wines

are a delicious gift for the wine lover and it retails for under $15. It is a novel wine portfolio by award-winning winemaker Steve Reeder and world-renowned musician, Dave Matthews. www.dreamingtreewines.com

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Impress the “Spirit Connoisseur”

www.herradura.com Who has everything with the elegant and oldest distilled spirit in North America - a bottle of super-premium Herradura Selección Suprema tequila.  It is aged for more than 49 months in American oak barrels  

Manhattan Billiards Table

($20,398) Boldly stepping into a new era, the cutting-edge style of the Manhattan combines the tenets of today’s contemporary design with the craftsmanship and world-renowned playability for which Brunswick is legendary. www.brunshwichbilliards.com

Constellation

is a modern smartphone that combines all of Vertu’s expertise in fine materials, craftsmanship, technology and services. The sapphire is resistant to scratching from anything other than

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Toyota celebrates the launch of its new Corolla 2014

diamond, ensuring that the screen remains virtually flawless throughout the life of the phone. For more information visit www.vertu.com

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ith nearly 40 million units sold, The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car nameplate on the planet and this year marks its 47th year on the market. Since the Corolla first appeared in Japan in 1966, it has played a major role in the motorization of Japan and its global popularity has had a significant impact on transportation throughout the rest of the world. The global scope of Corolla now finds it manufactured in 16 locations and sold in 154 countries. The car’s appeal as a global vehicle is rooted in a product philosophy set forth by Tatsuo Hasegawa, the first Corolla’s Chief engineer, who sought to develop a car that brings happiness and well being to people around the world. The company had an amazing event in Santa Monica to celebrate the launch of the 2014 Toyota Corolla. The entertainment was provided by Fuerza Bruta and guests had an unbelievable experience at the hangars of the airport in this lovely town. Several models of Toyota throughout the years were exhibited museum-like for the delight of the exclusive invitees.

Tote ($59.99) Keep up with the fast paced NYC lifestyle with the Essential Neoprene Tote from BUILT. The zippered pocket can be used for wallet, keys and files or as a sleeve for laptops. Available now at www. builtyNY.com and national retail locations.

Blueair

is a major producer of air purification systems, and CKR, a globally acclaimed Swedish architectural and design studio, the Sense raises the bar for both design and technology of indoor air cleaners. www.usablueair.com

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POLITICS & TODAY

Naleo was a huge success in Chicago nationwide news

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llinois and Chicago leaders joined the largest gathering of Latino policymakers in the country for the NALEO 30th Annual Conference. Considered the nation’s annual Latino political convention, the event brought Governor Pat Quinn (pictured here), who gave a speech during one of the many events, exalting the presence of the organization. NALEO Educational Fund included several projections where the electorate climate of the Latino vote will have a significant increased force in the 2014 elections. Other attendees were Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ill. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, Ill. Legislative Caucus Co-Chair and State Senator Iris Martinez amongst others. The NALEO 30th Annual Conference was made possible through the generous support of Presenting Sponsors like State Farm® and Target. For information about the conference and future registration of next year’s event go to http://www.naleo.org/ annualconference.  

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NYS RNC Chairman Edward F. Cox hosts Robert Astorino at SOMOS-puerto rico Photos by Joelly Rodriguez/Art Bodega Magazine San Juan, Puerto Rico

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or the first time in history, the New York State Republican National Committee Chairman Edward F. Cox hosted an event at the Annual gathering of "SOMOS El Futuro" that took place November 7th, 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The star of the night was Robert Astorino who just got reelected as Westchester County Executive.  One of the highlights of the well known convention-created more than 25 years ago- was the presence of the popular politician who resonated in the November elections with an overwhelming vote by Democrats leaning voters that chose to re-elect a Republican candidate.  He also happens to

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ext America was an event organized by the National Journal. Here NJ-D Senator Robert Menendez spoke to educators, business people and political analysts about. He expressed his views on Immigration. “The Senate has worked across the aisle and taken a step forward – in a spirit of bipartisanship -- to make sure there are no second class citizens in this country…..The fact is fixing the broken immigration system would increase America’s GDP by over $800 billion over ten years.  And it will increase wages of all Americans by $470 billion over ten years and increase jobs by 121,000 per year.  Immigrants will start small businesses. They’ll create jobs for American workers.  At the end of the day, we have to find a way to harness that economic power” said NJ-D Senator Robert Menendez. 

USHCC honors Alexandra Wilkis as Businesswoman of the Year

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he United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) honored 51 exceptional Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBE’s) during its 2013 USHCC National Convention held at the iconic Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The USHCC and its HBE partner Geoscape one of the nation’s leading business intelligence firms co-published a comprehensive report chronicling the progress of Hispanic owned businesses. “Geoscape’s report was released at the most opportune time during this year’s National Convention which”, said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. The report highlighted that Hispanic ow-

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speak Spanish, a plus for the future of the GOP statewide. The buzz in the New York media was that Astorino might run against Andrew Cuomo, the current NY Governor.  Ore Jacinto, Director of the Coalitions for the RNC in New York also helped organized the event at the Pikayo Restaurant, as well as the Publisher of Art Bodega Magazine Rebeca Herrero.  Another political contender in the New York Congressional candidacy for the 7th District was Puerto Rican radio host and classical pianist Jose Luis Lopez, who announced his run on the Republican line for the year 2014, a seat hold currently by NY-D US Rep. Nydia Velazquez. 

1.- Fernando J. Villegas, Luis Balzac, Eduardo Vallori, Thomas Civitano and a guest 2.- Ore Jacinto y Rebeca Herrero 3.- Robert Astorino, Rita Di Martino, Edward F. Cox and a guest 4.-Raquel Herrero y Amaury Jimenez 5.-Robert Astorino, Edward F. Cox, Rebeca Herrero

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ned businesses doubled in the past 11 years to approximately 3.2 million. Together, these businesses will contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy this year. The 2013 Businesswoman of the Year Award was presented to Alexandra Wilkis, Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer of Gilt Groupe Inc., an online shopping company with more than 6 million customers. FALL / WINTER 2013

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Best Surprises in South Florida, New York City, Chicago and Washington D.C.

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oing to places that make your life happier is part of our DNA. Surprisingly enough, some hotels are old staples in the hospitality industry that have reinvented themselves.  Others are new boutique hotels that entail extraordinary details while changing the whole panorama of how a hotel is run.  A restaurant might be located in an isolated spot in the city, but you find it and have the best meal of your life.  These are some of the best surprises we've encountered in our travels. 

The Breakers

A beautiful bartender from the HMF Restaurant located at The Breakers in Palm Beach

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hen Henry Morrison Flagler first imagined the hotel he was engulfed amid a nice natural breeze. Flagler would take time off from managing his vast fortune in the railroad and oil industry to envision something else: A hotel development. A pioneer

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on his own, in the late 1800’s, Flagler was ahead of his time. As an industrialist from the Northeast, he was looking for an alternative location to enjoy the labors of his work. The history behind the Breakers makes it a unique place. It was the premier hotel for the wealthy and upper middle class. Its walls and halls are decorated in old world style Italian renaissance architecture. As you wander into the main lobby the details engulf you. In the main dining room, currently the HMF Restaurant, people mingle while sipping refreshing cocktails during happy hour- Palm Beach style. Here you sense the glamour of the structure, its alleys, windows and stucco make visitors feel like they were in an old world charm castle with enough space to breathe in, exhale and enjoy life at its fullest. The timeline of the hotel’s history is impressive. It survived two fires in the 1900’s, and the Flaglers, owners of the property, were always resolute to keep the legacy of their vision. Today, thanks to the great number of people travelling, hotel development in general is a great way to amass fortunes, particularly if you are looking to invest your money wisely. Straying at the Breakers gives the demanding guest a chance to savor a piece of history in South Florida. The restaurant serves an exquisite variety of cuisine- from a Pad Thai fusion to exquisite pasta plates. Here the guests can enjoy a meal served by glamorous waiters and waitresses who look amazingly beautiful. Young men and women offer ever present kind picture perfect pearly smiles. The bar is spacious and the drinks are not just pleasant, they are comforting for any season of the year. The Breakers’ staff is second to none. These professional are always at your service. The décor of the rooms are impressive. Soft hues of blue match perfectly the ultra refined paper mache that covers the walls. The balconies face an open view of the ocean and let in a constant soft Atlantic breeze. This is a place so unique is no wonder its zip code is reserved for exclusive guests who demand and expect the best. The Breakers Hotel walls are murals to honor the past. Photographs hang around the hotel, pictures framed in elegant frames are passages to the hotel’s ever present past. They are a quick trip to the time when dapper gentlemen and elegant corseted women enjoyed their vacations traveling, getting away from the cold looking for nature’s way to help them relax and enjoy the best this corner of the world has to offer. The Breakers, a unique and pleasant surprise in Palm Beach! WWW.ARTBODEGAMAGAZINE.COM

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Trendy spot won our hearts Chicago, Illinois

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hat do you do when you register at a boutique hotel that is completely different and encounter a production man from the movie Transformers IV at the elevator of this trendy hotel. You struck a conversation, you know the individual is interesting and smart if you get to see that he is working for Michael Bay. Then I realize, of course, I am in the trendiest hotel in

The Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables he Biltmore Hotel is a staple of South Florida.  Its ornamental atmosphere combined with classical Spanish and Moorish architectural features makes this property a oneof-a kind hotel in the country.  The Biltmore is one of the best surprises in South Florida thanks to its extensive renovation where luxurious hotel rooms await fanciful guests who demand the best. Once you walk into the lobby, a beautiful birdcage welcomes you.  Mahogany walls and the same stylish vive from the 20’s and 30’s prevail in this structure built almost 100 years ago.  At its heyday, Al Capone and Babe Ruth loved to stay at this destination.  Beautiful models showcased their long legs at the pool and guests enjoy tea time at the terrace.  Now customers can reminisce this feeling of superb hospitality, while being practical about their busy lifestyles, by enjoying the ultimate soothing relaxation at The Biltmore Spa.  Perched on the 7th floor and boasting beautiful views of the Biltmore golf course, the spa is your place to unwind, pamper and rejuvenate your mind and body.  This contemporary wellness retreat surrounded by the historic elegance

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Chicago, where nothing is usual and where art makes me feel like I am a rock star chick from the 90’s. So, many bands emerged from that grungy underground scene in Chicago, that I feel I have entered another time zone with this hotel. It is edgy, great, its pulchritude astounds me. Everything that you find it its decoration is creative, not the usual path of interior design models who “serve you comfort” but after

some time it gets dreary and predictable. That is the ACME hotel in Chicago. As soon as you enter the lobby and register, the lady offers you breakfast the next morning. For more information about ACME Hotel Company, visit www.acmehotelcompany.com

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Experience modern comfort with a touch of 1920's splendor at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. This lovingly restored Chicago luxury hotel was once the 1929 Medinah Athletics Club. Part of Michigan Avenue's architectural elite, luxury details include: ENO bar for wine tasting, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse for indulging, recreated gold leaf murals and an ornate pool once used by Tarzan actor, Johnny Weissmuller. Discover the best of Chicago within walking distance of museums, upscale shopping and theatres. Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and Oak Street Beach are minutes away. www.intercontinental.com/chicago

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IPic Theatre in Boca Raton

Bohemian Hotel Celebration & grand bohemian

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he Bohemian Hotel Celebration is a superb spot to celebrate any special occasion. The 115 guest rooms are comfortable, spacious and the decoration is exquisitely elegant orchids, original works of art and beautiful lakeside views offer guests a peaceful and inspiring stay. After dinner, you can enjoy a fresh New York style Reuben black & blue Angus burger or Kessler chophouse barrel filet mignon. Guests may mingle at the Bothemian’s Hotel’s lounge; a local hangout next to a marvelous lakeside terrace.   Chef Jason Shenefield, who worked at Plantation House, Red Rode Dining Room in Plant City, Florida, boasts a portfolio that includes several amazing accomplishments.   What makes this impressive hotel unique is the celebration of the artistic spirit.   The property showcases more than 75 works of art by local, regional and internationally recognized artists.   Do not miss it.   Prices range from $249.00 to $329.00 dollars a night. 700 Bloom Street, Celebration FL 34747 www. celebrationhotel.com 54

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The Viceroy Hotel in Miami

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The downtown area in Orlando is another pleasant surprise in the vicinity of Walt Disney World. The renovated streets and new development that has risen in recent years, showcases Orlando as one important urban centre in the future of Florida.   One of its most relevant destinations is the Gran Bohemian Hotel in the downtown area.   The AAA Four-Diamond The Boheme is sure to meet the most demanding guests. Moreover, the edgy and intriguing Bosendorfer Lounge is The place for the trendy crowd.   Here guests enjoy live entertainment and signature dishes as a fanciful harlequin figurine spins atop the round bar, decorated in black marble, red stones, and mirror spaces while there you may enjoy a coconut margarita, an organic basil square lemonade or a black horse mojito made with Bacardi Oak Heart, agave lime, muddled blackberries and mint.   Prices range from: $249.00 to $399.00 a night. 325 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 www.grandbohemianhotel.com

he Viceroy Hotel in Miami transforms you to an era of grand décor and modern design. The 10-acre bayfront enclave is located at the north entrance of prestigious Brickell Avenue in the heart of Miami’s burgeoning urban center. It is minutes away from the American Airlines Arena and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The beautiful decorations adorn the tables and chairs of this fancy property. Pink and yellow chandeliers dangle atop crystal tabletops decorated with wild flowers, pink roses and nicely shaped sculptures. The interior design comes

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at the hand of Kelly Wearstler who blended modern sophistication with a dash of exotic flair and timeless East Asian accents. The Mediterraneaninspired Eos Restaurant combines dramatic design with award-winning cuisine and Fifty which is the rooftop bar, you don’t even have to leave this exclusive hotel. Address Viceroy Miami 485 Brickell Avenue Miami, Florida 33131 Tel. (305) 503-4400 Reservations (866) 781-9924 www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/ miami

This venue is the ultimate luxurious experience for movie aficionados. Here you can sip a cocktail or devour fresh organic food, while watching the most current Hollywood blockbuster.   Located in the heart of Boca Raton’s affluent shopping plaza, Mizner Park, the iPic Theater turns a  mundane movie-going-experience into an experience filled with excitement, anticipation, style, comfort and relaxation. It boasts revolutionary widescreen and surround-sound technology combined with the comfort of reclining leather seats and service call buttons at your seat to summon ninja-like servers, pillows and blankets and innovative cocktails prepared by world-renowned mixed drinks experts and a chef-driven cuisine Mizner Park 301 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432  Phone: 561-299-3000 For more information go to www.ipictheaters.com

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red, voyeuristic approach, ideal for both after dinner entertaining and late night revelry. Tassel adorned curtains at the entrance open to reveal an expansive herringbone tiled space outfitted with custom designed metal railings, wood tufted panels and rich leathers. LAVO’s own disco ball was custom designed by ICrave to provide optimal light refraction.

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The innovative design starts in the restaurant's entrance, a well curated modern day Pawn Shop replete with a saxophone, boom-box, quirky artifacts, and more. Continuing past the pawn shop, guests encounter a grand, circular staircase wrapped around a two-story custom chandelier.   Only the adventurous will discover all that Beauty & Essex has to offer...four distinct dining rooms (one private), two bars, a lounge and a women's bathroom. Outfitted with antique mirrors, reclaimed subway tiles and bricks repurposed from old factories, LAVO Restaurant will channel a nineteenth century Italian bistro, with sidewalk tables and a row of open air doors leading into a cozy bar and café.

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Nestled in the heart of Manhattan in the bustling Theatre District, HAVEN is the 1 year old rooftop cocktail lounge & restaurant that offers a welcome retreat from the hectic streets below. Entering through a private elevator, guests are greeted by stunning city views & lush greenery complemented by custom-built cedar wood furnishings. A variety of trees and floral arrangements accent the 2500 square-foot space, with plush earth-tone seating areas & sheer white fabric draped among the intimate cabanas, creating a sultry and inviting aesthetic. The entire space is encased by glass walls, allowing guests to view the city lights and enjoy the classic Manhattan skyline while remaining in the chic & intimate confines of the rooftop. The rooftop does not close when cold temperatures are apron us, Haven is fully tented and heated, which makes is a year round destination. In December, Haven will transform into a beautiful Ski Chalet.

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TAO DOWNTOWN:

Designed by Rockwell Group, TAO Downtown offers a distinct sense of arrival and discovery and is the first TAO venue where guests descend into the multi-level space. The subterranean restaurant is intended to look and feel as if it has been there for decades. Upon arrival, guests immediately encounter a long corridor with a dragon scale patterned screen and Chinese calligraphy murals mounted on weathered brick walls. Once inside the main room, a grandiose 40-foot staircase becomes the focal point of the impressive space. Playing off the aged, vintage aesthetic, UK street artist HUSH, renowned for his artful Eastern images of feminine beauty and sensuality, has hand-painted original mixed media murals throughout the cavernous space. The restaurant offers two signature “Sky Box” dining options located on the upper level and overlooking the main dining room, with seating for up to 20. Additionally, two Private Dining Areas on the main level, named “East Quan” and “West Quan,” reside on either side of TAO Downtown’s Quan Yin Buddha and seat up to ten.

he Brazilian Court is one of my favorite spots in Palm Beach. Once you enter the premises you step into a warm welcoming reception that is elegant and cozy. Every single detail in the lobby is in the right place. As you walk upstairs to the rooms on the second floor, you can peruse old photographs from yesteryears. Palm Beach has been host to this discreet enclave of the rich and famous since the 1920’s, and is most often whispered about as a favored rendezvous promising anonymity for the affluent- all tucked within its lushly cloaked courtyard.  The place captures old world charm with a mist of nos-

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The Founding Farmers

The Founding Farmers name represents a combination of ideas: it is a celebration of the land and the American family farmer; it is a nod to the founding fathers of the United States whom owned farmed land that surrounds Washington DC. This place is special because here you can find true, sustainably farmed grown and harvested American foods. Each season they offer new choices that reflect the best of what is available. For the best menu offer go to www. wearefoundingfarmers.com

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talgia; the hotel redefines a new generation seeking retreat within its soft, stucco walls. The Court that has welcomed the literati the who's who of High Society. The place transfers the visitor to another era; one resembling the times of Hemingway in South Florida, enjoying the sweet, warm nights of this tropical town. Frederic Fekkai Salon is historic landmark in the town and the exquisite cuisine by Chef Daniel Bouloud at Café Bouloud, second to none. Nearby is Worth Avenue, a showcase for runway fashions and estate jewelry, to fine art and antiques. www.thebraziliancourt.com

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The Shops at Columbus Circle

Japanese inspired hotel The Kitano in Manhattan

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he Kitano New York opened its doors in 1973 as New York’s first Japanese hotel. Nearly forty years later it remains the first and only Japanese-owned hotel and has become an integral part of one of Manhattan’s historic neighborhoods, Murray Hill. The hotel features 149 guest rooms, including 17 contemporary suites and a one-of-a-kind Japanese Tatami Suite. Known for its acclaimed jazz program, the

Located at the heart of Manhattan at Columbus Circle Time Warner Center is one of New York’s most iconic destinations. It is the place to dine, shop, live, work and be entertained . It has more than 40 specialty shops, a 60,000 square foot Whole Foods Market, and a 40,000 square foot Equinox. It also boast some of the best restaurants in town: A Voce, Bar Masa, Bouchon Bakery & Café, Center Bar, Landmarc, Masa, Per Se, Porterhouse and Stone Rose Lounge. For more info go to: www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com

Kitano is also home to the Jazz at the Kitano, a supper club located in a former Rockefeller townhouse adjacent to the hotel. The restaurant Hakubai is also an acclaimed Michelinrated establishment you can’t miss. What I love about this hotel is the spectacular views of city landmarks, located at this very chic and unique hotel. For more information go to: www.kitano. com

The Kimberly Hotel What I love about the Kimberly Hotel is the feeling for finding a new hidden treasure immerse in the concrete jungle that is New York City. In a city full of dimly lit bars and eateries, Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel quite literally rises above the rest. Thirty stories high, the venue’s antique charm is complemented by its modern décor. And, while many rooftop bars shutdown for the fall/winter season, Upstairs stays open all year long. From a fine-tuned drink and small plates menu to its much-talked-about retractable roof, an evening Upstairs is an experience like no other. The contemporary glass walls and heated floor transform the space to a starry refuge from 58

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A Voce Columbus The Shops at Time Warner, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

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of the ingredient-driven Italian cuisine. Since opening in 2009, A Voce has received critical acclaim for its refined Italian cuisine and its world class wine collection, including the 2012 Grand Award from Wine Spectator. The restaurant’s ingredient-driven cuisine is inspired by the spirit of seasonality and regional simplicity, with an innovative and contemporary twist. WWW.ARTBODEGAMAGAZINE.COM

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An oasis of luxury in South Beach

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he Ritz Carlton in South Beach lies on Miami’s most famous beach and is located just steps away from Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road. The 375 luxurious guest rooms include two poolside lanai wings in the style of early Miami Beach. Inside an exceptional lobby with the most modern and artsy decoration around. It is convenient for meetings and conventions as well, since it contains more than 20,000 total square feet facilities. The spa is to die for, very

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modern, clean spacious and relaxing. To enjoy this Morris Lapidus designed hotel famously built in 1953, book your room with anticipation and you will always remember it with fondness and good memories! The suites are spacious, clear colors décor and suave linen makes you feel like you are in a heavenly and relaxing location. Other rooms open directly to the pool area- making it easy to take the family to the fancy poolside area.

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A Hidden Gem in Miami The Eurobuilding Hotel

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otels far as hotels are concerned they come and they go; however, some remain and last a lifetime. The Fontainebleau, in Miami Beach, The Waldorf Astoria in New York City and many more, are proof positive of that.    But what happens when you bring a brand from Latin America, particularly from Venezuela, to create an urban monument targeted to the business community.    Then you have: The Eurobuilding Hotel, here to stay.  The EB Hotel sits near Miami International Airport and it signals the first Euro Building Group property in the United States. This luxurious hotel is geared specifically to the demanding and frequent business traveler. This distinctive 133 room hotel has a grandiose lobby, with beautiful lighting and very exquisite décor.  Classic, elegant and detailed with care to

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last piece of furniture, the ambiance compels you to stay and lounge in the super trendy pool near the lobby entrance. The place while simple, white, refreshing is also welcoming.  The rooms allow just the right space for the executive to relax while he or she is busy working and answering his or her Blackberry or Iphone. The office space contiguous to the bedroom resembles a perfect office. With large sofas so comfortable you’d never want to leave the room. The relaxed atmosphere of the EB, drives creativity and helps enhance productivity, the perfect combination for a successful business stay.  The heated pool features illuminated lanes to guide and time swimmers. A complimentary trip service to the airport, on-site car rental, and contemporary dining at Miranda Restaurant, make the EB hotel even more attractive.    Prices range from 137.50-250.00 For more information go to www.ebhotelmiami.com WWW.ARTBODEGAMAGAZINE.COM

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he Ritz-Carlton, Naples will reopened in October after a multi-million dollar renovation, the first of its kind in the resort’s 27-year history. The iconic fivediamond, five-star Ritz-Carlton, Naples refurbishments will include a complete overhaul of all 450-guest rooms, suites, and corridors, three dinning outlets, Artisans the “princess ballroom,” as well as various structural, mechanical and

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he first thing that hits you as soon as you enter the lobby of this very well located hotel, is the warm welcome you get from a very friendly staff.  Security here is tight, you are only allowed to your room via a security key.  The wooden walls, the chic interiors and the walls dressed in art make the décor of this place an invitation to stay. Once you enter your room, you can feel the vibrancy of the city at your feet. From your window you become a silent

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engineering upgrades throughout the property. The presidential suite at the RitzCarlton Golf Resort, Naples is a favorite of legendary Greg Norman when he comes to town. Norman is the designer of the courses at Tiburon Golf Club, home of the PGA Tour. He also hosts the annual Franklin Templeton Shootout PGA special tournament event every December.

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witness to a city that has evolved fast and furious during the last decade. Beautiful skyscrapers surround Bayside’s quite waters and Downtown Miami and the Brickell area light up for a perfect postcard.  The room is fantastic, eco-friendly, luxurious and comfortable. The lighting, a playful display that engages your attention. A bubble-bath is a must. The place is ideal for young professionals and art lovers. www.marriot.com

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Shen Yun

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

An inspiring journey that touches your soul

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In three words: Upscale tropical flair. The only luxury beachfront resort on the Florida Gulf Coast rivals the élan of South Beach and promises an experience of rejuvenation, whether under a white cabana, by a cascading-falls pool, through the fine cuisine at Baleen Naples, in exotic SpaTerre, out on our Bob Cupp golf course, or simply in your guestroom.

Waldorf Astoria Naples Don’t miss: The lobby’s chic, urban vibe. A warm, effortless level of hospitality greets you at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. This inviting beach property sets the standard for treating guests and families to endless activities, incredible nearby sights, and an unmatched level of service and attention. Rediscover this unique Florida resort, and indulge in a truly special getaway.

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AFTER A SELL-OUT SUCCESS AT NEW YORK’S LINCOLN CENTER, SHEN YUN PERFORMING ARTS WILL MAKE ITS DEBUT IN PALM BEACH COUNTY ON APRIL 29TH- 30TH AT THE KRAVIS CENTER

Shen Yun cannot be seen in China today where traditional culture has been mostly destroyed under communist rule. Yet, Shen Yun has become a global cultural sensation bringing the virtues and wisdom of traditional Chinese culture to millions of people across four continents. For tickets and information, call presenter hotline: 1.888.974.3968 www.shenyunperformingarts.org. For information on Green Room VIP experience with performers, contact Altima International: 561-833-8283

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Imagine a theatrical experience so profound, so inspiring, it touches your soul. Let Shen Yun take you on a journey through 5,000 years of divinely-inspired culture: A journey where the virtues of ancient China, the world’s finest dancers, a unique East-West orchestra and Reviving 5,000that years of civilization. An inspiring journey dazzling animated backdrops touches your soul in one spectacular Imagine aatheatrical experience so An inspiring journeyconverge that ImagIne touches your soul theatrical experience performance. profound, soinspiring, inspiring, it touches so profound, it touches Imagine a theatrical experienceso so your soul. Let Shen Yun take you profound, so inspiring, it touches your Shen5,000 Yunyears take you on a soul. journeyLet through of your soul. Leton Shen Yun take you adivinely-inspired journey through 5,000 years of culture: A journey on a journey through 5,000 years of culture: A journey divinely-inspired where the virtues of ancient divinely-inspired culture: A journey China,virtues the world’s finest dancers, where thewhere virtues the of ancient of ancient China, a unique East-West orchestra and the finest world’s finest dancers, a unique China, the world’s dancers, dazzling animatedand backdrops East-West orchestra, dazzling a unique East-West orchestra and “A marvelous evening… converge in one spectacular I am animated completely enchanted. ” dazzling backdrops animated backdrops converge in performance. — HRHspectacular Princess Michael of Kent converge in one one spectacular performance. performance. A beautiful

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid

Fashion Week in Madrid, brand new shoes at Nordstrom, and new designers

The grand fashion event honored Latin America

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as we step out of our homes, we need to check ourselves in the mirror. Some of us do not pursue this, but people notice. The style you project on a daily basis makes you an individual. For this reason, our fashion section showcases some new names in fashion. Be different, be bold and be daring!

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or the first time in history, the Fashion Show in Madrid opened its door to Latin America. Peru was the Guest Country, presenting a joint fashion show with three designers. Furthermore, the designer Lorena Saravia, born in Mexico, took part of the Samsung EGO Platform as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent initiative. Some of the designers showcasing their talent were, Roberto Torretta who opened the Fashion Show Schedule, followed by the designers Ailanto, Ana Locking, Roberto Verino, Duyos, Victorio&Lucchino and Juanjo Oliva. The AA Collection from Amaya Arzuaga opened the proceedings, followed by a series of fashion shows staged by Andrés Sardá, Devota&Lomba, Teresa Helbig, Miguel Palacio and Angel Schlesser. Another participant was the Valencian designer, Francis Montesinos, who kicked off the third day of the fashion show schedule, followed by Hannibal Laguna, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

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and a series of double fashion shows presented by Etxeberria and Rabaneda, Juana Martín and Ion Fiz, and Maya Hansen and María Barros. Meche Correa, the self-taught Peruvian designer and artist participated in the grand show. Each of Meche’s creations constitutes a reworking of Peru’s past and a highly unique way of keeping the country’s traditions, fabrics and art alive. For her part, the designer, Sitka Semsch, has had a highly successful professional career spanning a period of more than 12 years. After completing her studies at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States, she worked for the American designer, Michael Kors, as well as for the retail chain known as The Limited. Sitka currently serves as a Country Brand Ambassador in Peru and she is the only Latin American designer who takes part at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in Moscow, where she has showcased her collections since 2004. Her creations encompass everything ranging from ready-to-wear and evening dresses to cocktail attire, wedding gowns and accessories. Jessica Butrich has established herself as one of the most active and promising young Peruvian designers of her generation. A year after graduating from the Centre for Higher Fashion Design (CEAM) in 2005, she founded the labels, Butrich Shoes and Butrich Couture. Today, the label, Butrich by Jessica Butrich, serves as a key point of reference in Peru due to her unique fashion vision and her ability to rework the fashion trends of the past.

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Syd Wilder: A Southern Belle Takes Hollywood

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hen you are as beautiful and talented as Syd Wilder, the world is truly not just at your feet it is also your playground. To play a role and have fun in this world, this stunning 22 year old actress-choreographer-comedienne

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maintains her good looks and shapely figure by following a strict and proper beauty routine. “I like to wake up early and start my day in the gym.  I usually go before 9 in the morning. After that, it gets really difficult for me to go”, says the undeniably- striking star known for her breakout role as ‘Angel,’ a role she played opposite to Seth Rogan, James Franco and Johan Hill in the film, ‘This is the End.’ “I moved to Los Angeles six years ago with my family. I still live with my mom, she is my rock in my life. We live in this very cute little place which she loves to decorate it and is always buying art for. She keeps me grounded,” says Wilder.  Her sister has also been part of Hollywood, when she starred as a playmate centerfold for the gentleman’s magazine Playboy.  “I have been in the mansion at an early age, because of my sister, but I really don’t go there anymore. It used to be more fun some years ago.” Her new role will be in the movie ‘Mining for Ruby’ - due out in 2014.  She will star as the alluring temptress Carla. Wilder will be working alongside Mischa Barton, Billy Zane and Jonathan Bennett.  “I used to tell myself that I was destined for Hollywood. I was homeschooled because I was constantly bullied when I was very young, by girls and boys. My mom did not want me to go through that so she was very supportive,” says this spectacular brunette. 

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orn in the Bronx, New York, Vivienne Jurado’s roots are deep-seated in Puerto Rico - Her parents came to the United States from the Enchanted Island and settled in New York City. Vivienne’s intriguing physical features showcase a beautiful young woman set to make a splash in Big Apple the acting scene.  “When I was very young, I wanted to be an actress.  My mother was worried about me because I loved watching television so much she had to limit my viewing. I chose this career because I am fascinated with people” says this Bronx beauty who also resided in Puerto Rico.   Vivienne’s mother was a stay-at-home mom, her father was a barber. Both had a fascination for fashion and beauty, something they instilled in her and her four other siblings.  “I participated in a pageant. I won, but in the end they wanted to relieve me from winning because they said the votes were fixed,” says Vivienne reminiscing laughing about her past experiences. Proof positive that to persevere in a crowded and sometimes hostile field, using a good sense of humor is a vital survival tool.  Jurado is an expert on accents: She can act using a New York a, Spanish or Puerto Rican accent. She even played a gorgeous Brazilian dancer in Al Pacino’s ‘Carlito’s Way.’ Her television credits are just as impressive. Marc Penn, Sean Penn’s brother, picked her to play a part in an episode of ‘America’s Most Wanted.’ Currently, Vivienne has the lead role in an Indy project called “Dirty Shield.” Although she tried her luck in Hollywood- and loved the experience, she couldn’t stay away from New York. “When you are used to this city,

where you can enjoy an infinite variety of restaurants and see so much diversity. I love New York and I am certain I can make it here as an actress,” explains this stunning brunette.  Playing the role of a NYPD psychologist in the movie “Dirty Shield”, brings Jurado joy and gives her a reason to pause to take a bit of a reflective look inside. She really is enjoying her participation in the film. “Uniqueness is priceless, I can embrace that now. ‘Seek and thou shall find’, was also my motto,”  says the Puerto Rican actress. 

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The photo shoot took place at her favorite lounge, ‘The Monarch Rooftop Lounge.’ Hairdresser:  Lenny at Bumble and Bumble Uptown.  Makeup by Ura Yoana Sanchez Styling and Wardrobe: Jeanne Hawkey Plumer

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BEAUTY EDITOR’S NOTE

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he luxurious and natural nail care and color line LONDONTOWN joined fashion designer Maki Oh to create a Fiercely Feminine Nail look for the Spring/Summer 2014

Collection. Complementing Maki Oh’s vision of a woman transitioning from the traditionally feminine role to independence, LONDONTOWN created a nail look to show a woman’s strength and ingenuity while maintaining her femininity. The result, strong feminine shapes, with bold colors and graphic designs. Guarded Jewel, Teatime, Chim Cheree and Chelsea Porcelain were some of the names used to describe the nail designs.

Photography by john caballero

ELIZABETH’S BEAUTY BAR consists of a delivery beauty service at your home. Elizabeth who is of Puerto Rican origin, works at the South Beach Soho House in Miami Beach. She gives us advice on how to take care of our beauty needs in some simple steps. 1.- The best way to keep feet soft is by keeping a stepping stone foot scrub in the shower. Make sure to scrub both the heel and the ball of the foot to remove dryness. 2.- Always use a base coat on your

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nails to prevent a yellow stain from forming after the removal of polish. 3.- Frequent use of make-up may cause skin to age prematurely. It is important to wash your face twice a day with a face wash suitable for your skin type. Always use circular motion while washing your face upward motion. The three areas to target while washing your face (face, neck and chest area) 4.- Trim toenails regularly. Keeping them short will minimize the risk of trauma and injury. But not too short as many ingrown toenails occur with nails that have been rounded and cut too

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short. Additionally, cutting the toenails too short can lead to infection. 5.- When toenails are thick and difficult to cut, soak your feet in warm salt water. Mix one teaspoon of salt per pint of water and soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Great advice, but thick nails that are difficult to cut can also signal a fungal infection. 6.- Avoid “digging out” ingrown toenails, especially if they are infected and sore. If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, see a dermatologist for treatment. Yes, see a dermatologist to treat ingrown toenails, but to prevent them, shape the nail straight across,

not round and avoid cutting the nails to short as stated above.

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MAKI OH IS THE RAGE

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igerian born Amaka Osakwe had her recent fashion show presenting her Spring/Summer 2014 line Maki Oh. Beautiful models filled the room with her latest designs, inspired by the Western silhouettes and native materials she uses in her designs. Maki Oh is the only African based fashion label recognized globally, as it was launched in 2010 by the designer. Osakwe studied design at the Arts University in Bournemouth and her work is admired by the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna and Kerry Washington. Her fashion line comes from a strong sense of identity and African culture the brand creates alluring conversational pieces that fuse traditional techniques with detailed construction. One of the most interesting methods she uses in her designs is the Adire method, which consists of a dye with indigo leaves and painted pattern with a paste from cassava. Beautiful, and exotic. For more information go to www.maki-oh.com

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KURT GEIGER LONDON 'B SERIES' Kurt Geiger London 'Buckingham' Pump, $450.00 in Salon Shoes at select Nordstrom stores and nordstrom.com.

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The Lady of Scents Australian Woman Creates Skincare, Perfume to Help People Remember

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hat was the world like before modern technology? What was is like before the hustle and bustle of modern times? What was it like at the origin of human civilization? What did that unpolluted world look like, sound like, smell like? These are the questions being asked by self-described modern day Australian ‘scent therapist,’ Moreen Liao. “The process of creating scents connects me with my lost past. I feel very complete when I stay with the scents, the pure essences of the botanicals. They love to be re-created by me, as I love them and know them. It heals me,” she says as she speaks shyly over coffee. Born to a Taiwanese schoolteacher and businessman, Moreen was raised in the countryside of Taiwan by her parents’ large flower and herb garden, in which she found herself playing often as a child. Moreen’s grandparents were practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and her grandfather in particular would often distribute the herbs he cultivated freely to needy villagers or friends in the area. “He cared about people, cared about plants, and he imparted that teaching on to me.” A love of botanicals eventually drew her to Australia, a country notable for its rare selection of native botanicals that don’t grow anywhere else in the world. A fashion major in college, Moreen’s first job was as a cosmetics counter girl for a Sydney department store. Though she

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wasn’t making the formulas at the time, the vocation stuck. She went on to work for a large cosmetics ingredient supplier and eventually founded her own company, with the goal to make organic and entirely plant-based versions of the skincare and perfumes she loved. “We call our perfume range ‘scentherapy’ because it’s really about healing people, about reconnecting with one’s past, with one’s innate self, free from the pollution and cares of the modern world.” And unlike almost all commercial perfumes, the one’s Moreen’s company makes are entirely free from artificial scents, petroleum distillates, and chemical fixatives. They are 100% plant-based. “They’re certified organic and there really isn’t anything bad for you in them, either. We say you could almost drink our perfumes. Not that we recommend it.” She laughs. The ingredients she uses are high quality. It’s not exactly a cheap perfume either, the Rose Scentherapy retails for around $250. “There’s over 10,000 roses in every bottle,” she adds playfully. I guess it’s worth it. Her customers seem to think so, and with a recent Greenpeace article detailing a study showing over 100 trace toxic chemicals in modern department store perfumes, it may be worth it for your health as well. Moreen’s company, Ausganica, is now one of the world’s pioneers in organic cosmetics and a pioneer in organic farming as well, possessing a 450 acre farm in Australia that sources many of Ausganica’s ingredients. (Many of the rest are sourced from a small organic farm in France, owned by a friend). But her Moreen’s dream doesn’t stop there. She wants to educate people, especially children, about scents. “It’s like a lost art, modern education focuses a lot on sight and sound but what about smell? There is no education for it. I’d like to start a school one day, that’s my dream, and people can come and learn about scents and maybe make some of their own soap.” You can learn more about Moreen’s dream and also pick up some delightful scents or soaps for yourself at the company’s website, Ausganica.com.

dye lace dresses, and color infused silk charmeuse frocks. The collection included a kaftan dress with deeply draped back making for a sensual and elegant twist on the modern silhouette. Sophie Nzinga Sy, born in Senegal, cultivated her natural talent while attending the Parsons School of Design in New York City. As an avid art enthusiast, she finds inspiration from African fabrics and the techniques utilized to create them. From the looks of her designs, it is very pleasing to say that this designer draws from her African roots, international travels and her love of multiple cultures to develop modern designs with a fun take on classic silhouettes.

sliding system is not only functional but beautiful as well, with metal or crystal charms adorning the ends of the elastic. Here Natalia Valera and Marysol Patton wear the accesory to hold their hair. Price ranges from $3.98 to $26.00 www.pullezz.com

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The Day Cream Nerium, which includes the NeriumAD Age-Defying Night and Day Creams will also offer a holiday gift set for $110 that includes just the night cream. www.mynerium.com

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he new collection for Sophie Zinga Spring/Summer 2013 was inspired in roses and leaves. Her ornate delicacy and velvet texture of the rose was used for the Malian tie-dye techniques using dual colors. These elements were applied to a delicate French Alencon lace, enhanced by the pleating on crinkled silk chiffron, sateen cotton and silk faille fabrics. The evening looks feature a showstopper one-shoulder jumpsuit, tie-

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PEOPLE & PLACES

Aurora is a rising star When did you start singing?

I started singing in Puerto Rico at the age of 6 but it wasn't until 2007 when I really entered the industry with my first album "Temperature of my Life" followed by my second album in 2009 "So Alive." Here we are in 2013 with "Heaven" where sky is no limit.

Was it innate in you?

Its natural to me, it always has been. I remember my first show and how I knew singing was what I wanted to do when I grew up. Then fears of failure installed by those closest to me, kept me from giving my all and soaring. 

How would you describe your look?

The look is something that changes or molds from the inside out. It should be the expression of the soul. At the same time, that expression is fed by the outside world and the experiences one decides to be involved in.  My look I suppose is modern, urban, fashionable yet eclectic. 

How do you plan a photo shoot?

Working with Peter Chin was delightful, he

is very talented! I do get inspired by photos or paintings that I find interesting but might not recall names.   Its funny how one form of art inspires another.  

Beauty advice:

Dwell in laughter and peaceful moments, it does wonders to the appearance. I also scrub my body regularly with "Nubian Heritage Honey & Black Seed Soap" to promote cell regeneration.  I use "Olay Total Effects" but recently I am trying "Is Clinical."  I also lotion my body after every shower with "Jergens Natural Glow" New Projects: I just recorded two new songs "Kissed by the Sunlight" and "Who do you Love."  We are doing great with "Heaven" which  made  #1 on Reverbnation EDM NYC Charts, #1 Most Added & #1 Spincrease on New Music Weekly (a radio data reporting agency.)   I am also working on a remix version of the song by Party 105's Vic Latino to be released very soon!   “In the end, I  recommend for woman to dwell in self-acceptance and confidence. Tho-

se things are not for sale at the pharmacy! The rest will follow how you feel, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" you have to look beautiful for yourself not anyone else!”

FÊTE PARADISO, WORLD’S FIRST FESTIVAL OF VINTAGE CARNIVAL The event took place in Governor’s Island

Agueda Lopez, a dedicated mom with a promising future By Rosanna Perez Photo Courtesy of Univision

She might be married to one of the hottest stars in the Latino music industry- Luis Fonsi- but Agueda Lopez holds her own very well and is confident enough that she fell in love with the man, not the star. Now a TV presenter, she has consolidated a strong modeling career worldwide and has settled in Miami, with his young daughter Mikaela. Both Fonsi and Lopez are happy parents. What keeps her grounded, family values. “When I moved to Miami almost four years ago, it was the best decision of my life. Here I was able to expand my career as an international model and currently I participate in my own tv show “Mami al Rescate”, broadcasted through Despierta America” said Lopez.

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“What I love about this city is the weather, its people, the warmth. Here I have found my new home. I love South Beach, but now I live in an area that is calmer. I have a family now, a daughter but I usually enjoy a nice beach”, says the model. For her beauty routine, she takes some simple steps: “I like to go to sleep without any make up, I also apply sunscreen in the morning. As a mom, I take the opportunity to go to sleep as much as I can, which can be kind of difficult at times. I’ve always practiced yoga, which also changed my life and is a must in my beauty routine”. In her future projects she expects to launch a clothing line for children, continue participating in her “Despierta America” segment and modeling which is her passion.

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n our new section dedicated to stylish children, we present a truly unique event that took place in the Summer and Early Fall of 2013 at Governor’s Island. The event’s title is Fête Paradiso, and it consisted of the the world's first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels. The rare, museum-quality collection, which includes a diverse array of attractions from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as carousels, flying swings, carnival games and a pipe organ,opened in Labor Day and proved a huge success with families from New York who flocked to this event for entertainment and a new experience. The extraordinary festival of artisan-crafted, vintage carousels and carnival rides - like a French film miraculously came to life - the first of its kind to appear in the United States-

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came to the City that Never Sleeps thanks to producers Tristan Duval and Chris Wangro from Zaragunda Inc. Among the classic attractions, which come from the collections of Francis Staub and Regis Masclet, is a bicycle carousel from the late 19th century, one of only two in the world that were created in Paris to encourage the use of what was then the new mode of transportation - the bicycle. (The only other bicycle carousel can be seen in the feature film Midnight in Paris.) Fête Paradiso also included an early 20th century Music-Hall Guzzler, a carnival game that features life-size caricatures of Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Charlie Chaplin, the Fretellini Brothers and other celebrities of the time. For more information go to: www.feteparadiso.com WWW.ARTBODEGAMAGAZINE.COM

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Time-Space Travel with Shen Yun’s Performance By Evan Mantyk

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here are rare moments in history when a show, a book, or a piece of art takes its viewer to a whole new realm. Boundaries previously thought unmovable, like those between the stage and the backdrop, are erased and reinvented, never to be the same. Watching Shen Yun Performing Arts is witnessing just such a moment. And when Shen Yun arrives at Lincoln Center in January for a 10-show run, its newest innovations will be on full display. For alongside its talent-laden cast of dancers and musicians, Shen Yun’s ingenious animated backdrops are leaving the entertainment industry astounded. “Going to the theater and the movies at the same time,” is how Robert Stromberg, Academy Award-winning production designer for Avatar, described it. “It was so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.” What Shen Yun’s projection designs do is seamlessly synchronize all aspects of the performance. The costumes’ colors, specific dance movements, drums, lighting, particular notes played by the orchestra—are all timed with animated movements on an enormous digital backdrop. In one dance, the Monkey King, a sort of 78

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Buddhist superhero from ancient China, soars through the air with exquisite dexterity, gracefully delivering kicks and twirls of his staff to his enemies. As the enchanting scene continues, the Monkey King literally pulls the moon down from the sky onto the stage. In several other dances, celestial fairies and divine beings descend to Earth, magically transitioning from digital backdrop figures into flesh and blood on stage. The effect is like a beautiful painting coming to life.

An Epic Journey

China is one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, at about 5,000 years. Its rich dynastic history, majestic landscapes, and diverse ethnic groups become destinations on Shen Yun’s epic journey through time and space. The backdrop takes you there, from the snowcapped Himalayan peaks to the subtropical forests of Southwest China; from the tranquil Yangtze River Delta to the flaming beacon towers along the winding Great Wall; and from the boundless Mongolian grasslands to heavenly scenes of gods and deities. “It creates a unique atmosphere and a beautiful, colorful world,” said Masahide Yana-

gawase, one of Japan’s foremost visual-effects artists. “The unfolding of the plots and the ways of expressing stories are very attractive. It’s a precious event.” As with all aspects of the Shen Yun production, there is a superior level of attention paid to authenticity. A scholarly discourse on the company’s website reflects on the details of the landscapes in the backdrops. “The gardens of Jiangnan are exquisite and enchanting, giving the feeling of meditative seclusion. Indeed, it is a place historically renowned as a cultural and literary center,” it reads. “And yet the winding river with small houses along the banks, seeming to emerge from an ink-wash painting, creates a charming picture of simple, bucolic river life.” And the effect is mesmerizing. Just as Shen Yun’s website says: “Here, one can get lost in thought. Here, time slows down. Why would you ever want to leave?” Indeed, why would one want to leave this incredible performance? Only because the usher tells you that the show is over, and he needs to turn off the lights. Shen Yun Performing Arts will return to Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater Jan. 10-19. Tickets at: ShenYun.com/new-york and 800-818-2393. FALL / WINTER 2013

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