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Gladys is a quarterly high end, luxury lifestyle, inspirational magazine showcasing the best of haute couture, jewelry, celebrity & exclusive events. Gladys can be found at upscale booksellers like Barnes & Noble, sophisticated retail outlets and select newsstands throughout the country. With each issue, Gladys brings you the best goods, services, and trends in today’s industries; reflecting upon unparalleled understanding of the passion and pursuits of its discerning readers. We are focused on providing our Advertisers with the quality of exposure expected to successfully market their fine goods and services.

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Gladys Love Issue 2023 3 CONTENTS Gladys 20 Gladys Gifts 22 Rendezvous at the Plaza 26 Gladys Events, Jenny and the City “The Veuve Clicquot Experience” 28 Day to Night, Ariel Taub 2023 Collection 32 In Love with COLOR, IMAD EDUSO 38 Stop & Smell the Roses, Photography by Roberto Codero, Designs by Melissa Torres 2 Contents 4 Editor’s Letter, Love is the Message 5 At the Cover Shoot 6 Staff 7 10 Ways to Take Care of YOU, 2023 8 Contributors 10 Gladys Wine & Dine, Buno Appetito!, Contessa Miami 12 It’s Her World, Photography by Greg Alexander 44 Wakey Wakey Eggs and Bacy!, By Karen Holly Berliner 46 The A-List 47 The Jewel Box 48 Honeymoon at Home, Vacation at Home
Gladys Girls 120 112 50 Exclusive Interview, Designer Melissa Torres 52 Gladys Women to Watch in 2023 61 Gladys Wine & Dine, RAW by Karen Holly Berliner 62 Peace, Love and Rock ‘n Roll, Robins Jeans 64 Gladys Models to Watch in 2023 70 Puppy LOVE 73 Gladys Couples We LOVE, Autumn & Jake 74 Dominique & Philip, A Love Story 78 Mon Amour 82 Gladys Bridal Fashions 89 Gladys Beauty, The Eyes Have It! 90 Gladys Hollywood Rising Stars! 95 Jenny and the City, At the DPA, VIP Emmy Lounge 96 Gladys Featured Designers 100 Jenny and the City, The Titanic Experience 102 Gladys Featured People 109 Jenny and the City, “The Golden Girls” 110 Shades of Pink, Take me to Paris! 112 Gladys Dream Stars 118 Gladys Dream Star Finalists 119 Gladys Girl Finalists 120 Gladys Girls 126 Jenny and the City, Ecoluxe, RocknRolla 128 Coming Soon Spring 2023 Issue 28

Love Is The Message: A Letter From Our Editor Love Each Day

What do I LOVE in 2023? Well, the first thing I love is that we are celebrating our 15th Anniversary of GLADYS this year! WOW! What a milestone for my company! We would have never made it this far without all of the support from our loyal readers, subscribers, advertisers and our entire creative teams!

And so, I wanted to dedicate this issue to all of YOU who have loved our magazine and supported us throughout the years! With so many challenges and through some crazy times we have faced as a business, we are thrilled to be able to continue bringing you the latest in fashion, beauty, travel and share inspiring stories from around the world! We are thriving because of the LOVE you show to us! And, it was because of a Mother’s LOVE (my mother’s love) that gave me the idea to launch Gladys 15 years ago, in her name, in her honor, because let’s face it, our first love is our mother’s love.

The next thing I LOVE is our Women To Watch! We are showcasing the It Girls, Newsmakers, Rule-Breakers + Scene Stealers for 2023! Check out who made our List starting on page 52 including Emma Roberts and Amanda Kloots and be on the lookout for these stand out powerhouse women doing incredible things this year!

And another thing I LOVE is that our Cover Girl Melissa Torres had her designs featured in our 2020 LOVE Issue and she said at that time that she would be on a Cover of GLADYS one day! Well, I also believe in visualizing your goals and speaking them into existence and so here we are in 2023 showcasing Melissa (Mia) on our Cover! Read her inspiring story on page 50 and see her one-of-a-kind designs starting on page 38.

We have products you’ll love to start your year off right, Couples We Love, Models To Watch, Wedding Venues & Honeymoon Ideas and everything you’ll need to say your “I Do”s along with a new feature this year, Our Hollywood Rising Stars.

“The world is violent and mercurial. We are saved only by love — love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a lover; being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.” - Tennessee

Love, as you can see, is the common thread and with this issue we tried to reflect that on every page; its beauty, its optimism, its power, its resilience. But above all else, in 2023, we look forward to its momentous, unwavering importance. In an uncertain and often tumultuous time, love, more than ever, is the answer. How you define it is up to you. But what I do know is that we all need to LOVE EACH DAY through it all.

I hope you LOVE our 2023 LOVE Issue. It was produced with a lot of LOVE!

And to my husband Fabian - “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” Thank you for making me the happiest girl in the world.

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Behind the Scenes

With Photographer Roberto Cordero Jr. Cover Girl Melissa Torres and team.

Cover Credits

COVER MODEL: Designer, Melissa Torres

PHOTOGRAPHER: Roberto Cordero Jr.

ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER/LIGHTING: Huy Nguyen

DESIGNER: Melissa Torres

DESIGNER ASSISTANT: Jennifer Robles

MAKEUP: Dri Alvarado

HAIR: Jessica Charette

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Contributors Gladys

Cover Photographer

Known For: Portrait/Brand/Fashion Photography + Videography

Inspired by: What inspires me as a creative is the way a split second or overall project can evoke emotion or communicate a message. I am also inspired by simplicity – as a creator, I feel like it’s a responsibility to capture some of the simple beauty that people don’t seem to recognize.

Social Media:

Website: robertocorderojr.com

IG: @robertcorderojr

Email:inquiries@robertocorderojr.com

See editorial pg: 38 and Cover Story on pg: 50

Jenny Lynn Photography

Known For: Portrait Photography

Inspired By: Annie Leibovitz, Sue Bryce, my family

Social Media: @jennylynnphotowv (FB/IG)

See her images starting on pg: 110

Contributing Writer

Known For: Being a Writer, Model and a Gladys Girl of the Year in 2016. Passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, rescuing animals as well as trying new Vegan recipes.

Inspired by: Jesus and His ability to transform our lives through the Holy Spirit. Animals and their ability to love and trust human beings.

Social Media: Instagram @kathrynkovach

Gladys is a quarterly high end, luxury lifestyle, inspirational magazine showcasing the best of haute couture, jewelry, celebrity & exclusive events. Gladys can be found at upscale booksellers like Barnes & Noble, sophisticated retail outlets and select newsstands throughout the country. With each issue, Gladys brings you the best goods, services, and trends in today’s industries; reflecting upon unparalleled understanding of the passion and pursuits of its discerning readers. We are focused on providing our Advertisers with the quality of exposure expected to successfully market their fine goods and services.

Kudos! Our 2013 Holiday 5 Year Anniversary Issue was honored with“The Silver Award” at the 2014 Print Excellence Awards! For Article submissions and photography considerations , Email: info@gladysmagazine.com

Celebrating 15 years of Gladys!!

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buon appetito! Contessa Miami

Say hello to Contessa Miami, a widely celebrated Italian concept restaurant in the Miami Design District. The restaurant occupies a two-story space in the famed development located at 111 NE 41st Street and open for lunch, and dinner. Contessa Miami is rooted in the Northern Italian aesthetics established at the original location in Boston, but with a fresh, tailored design that speaks to the high fashion of the Design District. With high-gloss teak woodwork detailing that echoes traditional Italian riva boat design, the two-story restaurant transports guests to Lake Como circa 1960. As guests enter the first floor through layers of emerald striped drapery and lush plantings, they are greeted by a rich, jewel-toned marble floor in a bold Deco pattern. Pink Venetian plaster on the walls and ceiling set the stage, along with Italian Murano light fixtures and custom furniture. An elegant and impressive curved grand staircase guides guests upstairs, as they move past a curation of original oil paintings, historic photographs, and vintage gilded wall mirrors that have been lit from above with a soft warm glow.

Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic villas and estates, Contessa is a classic yet thoroughly contemporary dining destination by MFG Co-Founders and creative forces Jeff Zalaznick,Mario Carbone, and Rich Torrisi. The original location of Contessa debuted last year on the rooftop of The Newbury Boston and quickly cemented its reputation as one of the most glamorous and exceptional Italian restaurants in America. Forbes wrote that Contessa is “the place you’ll want to trade in the sweatsuit for high heels or a suit.” The views are sublime. The wine list—a Nebbiolo nerd’s cherry-toned, vertical-vintage playground—is deep and dreamy.”

“Contessa Miami channels the singular sense of refinement and pleasure of those Northern Italian meals we wish could go on forever, right in the heart of the Magic City. I can’t think of a more perfect location to bring this restaurant to life, and to share with the people of Miami a menu dedicated to a rich and elegant region we’ve long hoped to celebrate.” -

Beyond impeccable Northern Italian fare, Contessa Miami promises MFG’s signature warm, charismatic, and polished hospitality, carefully tailored to the city the company has called home since 2021, when it embarked on a groundbreaking run of restaurant openings in the region, including ZZ’s Club in the Miami Design District, CARBONE and HaSalon on Miami Beach, Dirty French Steakhouse in Brickell and Sadelle’s in Coconut Grove. The company now operates a portfolio of over 40 restaurants, bars, private

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clubs, and hotels spread across the globe. In addition to Contessa Miami and a range of upcoming projects in the United States and abroad, the company has several new openings planned for South Florida within the next six months.

“From the moment we arrived, I fell in love with the Miami Design District and the most iconic corner inevitably made for our beloved Italian restaurant. Contessa is grand and glamorous; it’s designed to be an all-day anchor where you can eat, drink and celebrate into the night in the most elegant yet energetic neighborhood in Miami. Our mission is to continue innovating and elevating luxury dining experiences in the Magic City and I’m honored to once again have the opportunity to collaborate with my dear friend and visionary, Craig Robins.”- Jeff Zalaznick, MFG Co-Founder

At Contessa Miami, guests will feast on antipasti including a Carpaccio of Chianina Beef, Octopus Agrodolce con Peperone, Squash Carpaccio and the finest prosciutto and artisanal Italian products in the world. There will be a range of extraordinary signature pizzas, honed to perfection over the last year in Boston, while the primi section features expertly crafted Northern Italian pastas like Spicy Lobster Capellini, Tortellini en Brodo, Rigatoni Carbonara, Fusilli Genovese, and Garganelli Verdi Bolognese. For secondi, the restaurant offers the finest meat, poultry, and fish with dishes like Gamberoni Al Forno con Fagioli, a classic Veal Milanese, and a celebratory, 40-ounce Dry-Aged Bistecca Fiorentina. An array of desserts, including gelati made in-house and cakes of pistachio, amaretti, and gianduja chocolate,conclude the experience.

Contessa’s wine program, created by MFG’s legendary Wine Director John Slover, centers on central and northern Italian denominations, with a special focus on Nebbiolo-based wines from Barolo, Barbaresco, Alte-Piedmont and Lombardy. In addition, representations from superior wineries in France and North America will supplement the list with sought-after wines from Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir from California and Oregon. contessaristorante.com

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Jenny and the City

“ The Veuve Clicquot Experience”

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Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin was an entrepreneur, innovator, risk taker and rule breaker and known as the Grande Dame of Champagne. Madame Veuve Clicquot took the reins of the champagne house founded by her father in law in 1772. Widowed at only twenty-seven years of age, at a time when women had few rights and were not even allowed to open a bank account, she ran and expanded an international firm. Furthermore, she turned her name into a brand of excellence and made it shine the world over.

Madame Clicquot was a perfectionist, an engaged leader and a prolific inventor driven by a sense of curiosity. An eternal optimist, she always saw the sunny side of things. She was determined to “depend on no one” and to succeed in offering customers of her champagne “only one quality... the finest.

As we celebrate its’ 250th Anniversary, Maison Veuve Clicquot gathered ten female artists to pay tribute to its icon and I had the amazing opportunity to be part of this experience that was transported to the city of Beverly Hills.

I was transported into the Veuve world and was able to see its history. I am a huge Champagne enthusiast so this was such a treat to walk through each room and read about everything and even got to see the first order book of Madame Clicquot.

The art was spectacular and of course I took a lot of pictures, how could I not? They also had a café with wonderful pairings so I had the lobster roll with a nice glass of rose. It was so refreshing.

I had such an amazing time and felt uplifted to know that this powerful house had a strong woman to make it happen! Let’s be inspired and continue to thrive in whatever is it that we do! Be the strength and difference that you want to see in the world.

XOXO

Jenny and the City

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Day to Night

ARIEL TAUB 2023 COLLECTION

Ariel Taub is known for her luxurious handmade bridal accessories and veils, but is now offering all-occasion jewelry for day-to-night wear! This new 2023 fashion collection includes stunning earrings, bracelets & necklaces, featuring pave and drop crystals, modern metallic fringe and geometric styles. Ariel Taub’s classic clutch has also emerged in the new ELLA (The Color Collection), offering shocking shades of color, available in hot pink, aqua, yellow, lime green, gold, silver, navy and green. See more of Ariel Taub’s designs online & shop all the collections: arieltaub.com

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In Love with COLOR

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ATUNBI is rebirth. ATUNBI is renewal. ATUNBI is revival. These pieces were created with rediscovery in mind, moving from self critique to self promotion, allowing ourselves to take up space. ATUNBI explores the creative director’s journey from the birth of her second child to experiencing a new dimension of love, and transitioning through time zones. A pledge to exiting your comfort zone and exploring new frontiers. IMAD EDUSO introduces new textures in this drop and the contrast of vibrant colors represent growth, renewal and a breath of fresh air. Shop IMAD EDUSO: imadeduso.com

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Stop & Smell the Roses

Photography by ROBERTO CORDERO JR., Designs by MELISSA TORRES
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Wakey Wakey Eggs and Bacy!

Breakfast is a meal skipped by many but truly passed up by none! Who doesn’t love this meal from a quick bagel and coffee to a full plate of eggs, toast and breakfast meat; bacon, sausage, ham? With mouthwatering options and in the spirit of love, why not indulge?

PLANTSHED

Imagine yourself if you will, not just tip toeing through the tulips but sipping and dining among them!

This go-to floral destination for interior designers, luxury brands and the like opened its first East Village retail location and floral café. The PlantShed East Village café offers artisanal coffee and light bites alongside the plants and the florals. This location brings an upscale, yet casual aesthetic and offers easy does it dining with both indoor and outdoor seating, along with a pop of a showpiece marble bar inset into street-facing windows. The interior invites you in with soft blue accents and earth tones merged together with PlantShed’s signature touches, such as custom lighting, marble fixtures and a curated collection of art and décor.

Stop by for a delightful breakfast and sip high quality coffee supplied by Partners Coffee. The artisanal coffee menu here includes espresso concoctions, drip coffee selections, loose leaf tea, matcha and more, with dairy and vegan milk options to suit all. The menu offers tantalizing pastries and light bites from Brooklyn’s Colson Patisserie and The Good Batch Bakery, as well as vegan and gluten free pastry options from Long Island City’s Sans Baker. plantshed.com

PAVÉ

What’s better than chewing on a warm piece of bread, fragrant and fresh out of the oven?

Nothing more. Nothing less.

Pavé is a European-style cafe/bakery from Chef Jonghun Won (of Jungsik and La Tabatiere fame) and Jin Ahn (noreetuh, Jungsik, Per Se). Pavé likens itself to a small bakery in France via its rustic and charming interior, resplendent with hexagonal mosaic flooring and other subtle touches in design.

Breakfast all day is expressed by Pavé’s mission; to rekindle the art of baking bread fresh throughout the day through artisanal simplicity. Chef Won believes the perfect sandwich begins with freshly baked bread filled with sustainable, organic ingredients. Bread options include baguettes, sourdough, multigrain and olive ciabatta, proudly baked in their state-of-the-art Bongard Paneotrad dough divider, proudly the first used in the US. Sandwich selections include such delights as Saucisson sliced dry pork sausage on a petit multigrain with salted butter and cornichon Croque or Monsieur; melted gruyere and béchamel with ham, Dijon mustard on sourdough bread and many more choices.

Pastries such as Green Tea Scones with white chocolate, Brioche with passion fruit filling and more are baked in-house daily. Pavé offers specialty coffee drinks from Counterculture Coffee to pair to perfection. pave46.com

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BEAR DONUT

Located in NoMad, Bear Donut is a reimagined retro American donut shop with South Korean flair. Their new breakfast menu includes a delightful spin on a donut and a waffle fused; the Doffle! Doffles are made with mochi donuts, served with creamy, sweet yogurt whipped cream, all housemade. Flavors such as the Spice Donut – pumpkin cream filled, pumpkin spice or the Maple Glazed Donut – maple glaze with crunchy banana chips are popular and fast becoming signatures.

Ice cream for breakfast?

Why not?

The Lavenduo Soft Serve; lavender soft serve with their signature lavender glazed donut is new and classic at the same time.

The Sour Grapefruit Poppy is unique and surprises the palate while the Brioche Cream Puff donuts are filled with such options as Double Milk Tea and Matcha Custard, each topped with powdered sugar and Dirty Choco, filled with Nutella and glazed with semi-sweet chocolate.

The shop bakes fresh donuts twice daily, the first batch ready at 10am, the next at 2pm, allowing for the partaking of delicious grab and eat breakfast all the day through. The shop also features house-made soft serve ice cream, in milk and Thai Iced Tea flavors, as well as specialty drinks such as Draft Oat Milk and other varieties, in flavors such as savory Cheddar Cheese and Black Sesame. Bear Donut also features coffee from La Colombe such as fresh brew, cold brew, draft latte and the treat of all treats; the Bear Donut Coffee, a coffee float made of iced or hot coffee with milk soft serve. Go ahead and make it yours.

After all, you only live once. beardonut.com

OLD JOHN’S

Born in 1951 at 66th and Broadway, this little classic diner back in the day, fast became a hot spot for celebrities and locals alike. Sadly, the diner was forced to shut down during The Pandemic in 2020, but boldly relocated, reopened and renovated in 2021 by Louis Skibar, a former employee of Old John’s.

In the spirit of authenticity and to respect and preserve the history of Old John’s, key elements were kept such as the Art Deco lighting, mosaic tile floor and the original ceiling. Even many staff members of times past are still in attendance, serving you with unmistakable old school appeal. Enjoy a stack of buttermilk pancakes or waffles, regular or chocolate variety or an omelet made to order. A lox sandwich satisfies and there’s nothing quite like a good old bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. Steak and eggs here are a class act and a New York City staple and nod to days gone by. oldjohnsluncheonette.com

THE UNDERGROUND DONUT TOUR

I can’t think of a more beloved grab and go breakfast than a donut. The Underground Donut Tour showcases all of the best donuts in New York City. Starting in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, where your tour guide will share the history and architecture of this dynamic city, you will all the while, delight in trying some of the best donuts this city has to offer. One unique donut shop has a brioche style donut that’s especially tender and moist with unique flavors. The next stop is a city icon, a donut shop that has been around for over 50 years. Finally, the donut tour finishes up in Greenwich Village, where you will sample an everything donut along with a few other delectable donut treats!

These tours are available in several other cities, so get out there and grab a few. Tours are also available in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia, Santa Monica and beyond. undergrounddonuttour.com

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Inspiration for Life

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Our women are strong, independent, feminine: they dress to please themselves first, to always feel at ease in their skin and “in their shoes”. We believe that Valentina Rangoni shoes contain elements that are difficult to find together: style & refinement, quality with comfort and wearability.

Our brand is for us a mission of female and youth emancipation, as we believe that only a woman can really put herself “in the shoes” of another woman: therefore, we design women’s shoes that we would like to wear first to face life every day, always feeling our best.

As young women and entrepreneurs, we want to fight the stereotypes and the strong male hegemony that we first encountered within the Italian and international footwear industry. We want to give more voice to the women of the sector, to their creativity and their needs while promoting a sustainable and ethical brand. valentinarangoni.com

Founded in 1995 by Trina and her late husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, as a women’s clothing collection, Trina Turk has evolved into a print and color-driven lifestyle brand, now including swimwear, Mr. Turk menswear, eyewear, and residential soft goods. Trina Turk | Mr Turk boutiques are located in California, Texas, and Georgia. trinaturk.com

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Trina Turk has partnered with Komar Brands, parent company of BedHead PJs to launch her first-ever sleepwear collection.

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Honeymoon at HOME, Vacation at HOME

The HomeExchange and the HomeExchange Collection

With travel plans returning back to normal or even perhaps a “new normal” for many, it’s nice to be able to plan a dream honeymoon or maybe just steal away on a vacation in a new-fangled modern manner, yet in a “home away from home” style. In this way, you can enjoy the excitement of a trip but at the same time continue to appreciate the comforts of home, sort of a baby step in the right direction in travel. Baby steps become giant steps to an exotic locale, maybe a warm climate escape for those stuck in a cold weather season; a variety of spectacular high-end spots becoming more accessible and easier to plan and enjoy.

Enter The HomeExchange and the HomeExchange Collection.

HomeExchange is the global leader in home exchange vacations, offering authentic, sustainable and affordable vacation opportunities. With over 450,000 properties across 159 countries, HomeExchange makes last-minute vacations on a budget possible with a nominal annual membership fee, no hidden costs or cancellation fees and 24/7 assistance.

Member benefits, exclusive advantages and custom services for members include unlimited access to the private HomeExchange Collection platform selection of high-end homes and apartments, unlimited access to the HomeExchange catalog of properties, the ability to exchange with members of both the HomeExchange and HomeExchange Collection communities among other top notch services and benefits. For all questions, a dedicated member service is available 24/7in order to provide solid support.

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The HomeExchange Collection features unique local luxury homes, each with its own amenities and character. Offerings range from penthouses in cities across the globe and ancient villas and majestic castles to wilderness or wellness retreats and supreme luxury yachts.

Members of the HomeExchange Collection private community can exchange their homes over dates of mutual choosing. Homeowners are able to share their homes and destinations and in the process, provide first hand recommendations for sublime vacation experiences. Even better is the flexibility of declining reciprocity, as if a member wishes to lend their home without having the favor returned, their guest can offer GuestPoints as an alternative. The host member can then use these GuestPoints to be a guest in another preferred HomeExchange Collection home. Each home is individually inspected and selected by the HomeExchange Collection team based on precise criteria of quality, location and amenities. Amenities evaluated include private tennis courts, a piano onsite, perhaps an in-home movie theater, other technological upgrades, wellness features such as a Jacuzzi, Sauna and a gym, personal services like daily housekeeping or a private chef, transportation offerings; even prestigious art work.

Family-friendly features such as cribs, a private playground and babysitting services make family travel simpler and turn-key. Recreational offerings like a private pool or boat are in high demand and graciously supplied.

The more recently added HomeExchange Collection currently features 300 homes in over 35 different countries. Locations include Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. The annual subscription to HomeExchange Collection is $1,000.

In travel via the HomeExchange and the HomeExchange Collection, you can in fact, have your cake and eat it too. homeexchange.com/collection

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Melissa Torres

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Think it, believe it, receive it. “ ”
Photography by Roberto Cordero Jr.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO PURSUE A CAREER IN FASHION?

I’ve always had an interest in fashion. Working in the retail business really opened my eyes to styling, storytelling through fashion and working with clients. I always knew I wanted to work in the Fashion industry, I just didn’t know which position to play. It wasn’t until I went to school to study design, that I realized I was meant to be a Designer.

ARE YOU SELF TAUGHT OR DID YOU STUDY FASHION DESIGN?

I studied fashion design at Phoenix College and earned an Arts degree and a Fashion Design degree.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN YOU ARE CREATING DESIGNS?

When I need inspiration, I hop in my car, take a drive and put on music. Certain songs just hit differently. I can create an entire collection with just one song.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BEING IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY? Creating a design from virtually nothing that will be connected to someone’s special moment forever!

WHAT MAKES YOUR FASHIONS UNIQUE?

The intricate details; all my designs have a certain individuality. No two designs are the same. Custom-made for your special event is my forte.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN THUS FAR?

As a designer, it’s difficult to choose a favorite because I love them all, equally. If I had to choose one, the Milano dress is my favorite piece so far. I had the opportunity to study fashion in Treviso, Italy this past summer. While there, I visited Milan. I hand-selected a gorgeous, gold beaded fabric meant for a goddess. It’s a one-of-a-kind, unique fabric and is waiting to be paired with the right client for the perfect event. I can’t wait to see it walk the red carpet!

HOW DO YOU COLLABORATE WITH CLIENTS TO CREATE THEIR DREAM DESIGN? During our consultation, I listen to details about my client’s upcoming event and their vision. I take a look at their closet, noting the colors that they are drawn to and feel the best in.  After that, I come up with a digital design and then start building a 3D version of it.

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON TODAY?

Expanding my team with other creatives who want to contribute their love of design and skills to The Melissa Torres brand. We also have our sights set on showcasing a collection at New York Fashion Week.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Designing doesn’t feel like a job. I love what I do and I enjoy every aspect of it; from creating a sketch to seeing it come to life on the day of the client’s event.

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SHOOT WITH GLADYS?

My goal for every collection is to level up from the previous one. For this project, I challenged myself to try something new. A lot of the techniques you see in this collection were firsts for me: the fabric manipulation in the pleated tucks, color blocking, and creating fabric patterns with acrylics. I wanted to create looks that my future clients can see themselves wearing to their special events.

WHO HAVE BEEN THE GREATEST INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER?

Jennifer Lopez is a person who I admire for her grit and success as a businesswoman. As a Mexican-American girl, growing up in a single-parent home and at one point, on welfare assistance, I thought early on, “if she can do big things, so can I!”  It’s been impressive to see Jennifer’s relentless spirit, the many dynamic hats she wears, and the amazing projects she has produced. I’m also inspired by her longevity in a business that she loves; all things I hope to accomplish on my journey.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR? Being on the cover of Gladys: A national inspirational and fashion magazine! Two concepts that I love the most are Inspiration and Fashion! In 2020, one of my designs was featured in Gladys Magazine’s Love issue and I said to myself, “next time, I’ll be on the cover”!

WHAT IS THE MOTTO YOU LIVE BY? Think it, believe it, receive it.

WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS?

Success for me isn’t about simply having a checklist and marking off milestones. Success is looking at the big picture with the intention of leaving a memorable legacy. If I can accomplish these five intentions throughout my life, then I can say I was successful:

-Waking up with gratitude that I get the opportunity to do what I love every day.

-Building meaningful relationships with clients & friends.

-Bringing joy to others through design.

-Helping my community by giving back, not just seasonally, but continuously; year-round.

-Inspiring others to dream big and to realize that anything is possible. WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO LEARN?

I love learning! I’m always open to expanding my knowledge in design techniques. It’s important to continue improving my skill set so that I can meet the needs of my clients.

10 YEARS FROM NOW, WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO HAVE ACHIEVED IN THE INDUSTRY? There is so much I want to accomplish in 10 years. Remember: think it, believe it, receive it! In ten years: In this dynamic industry, I have built a team of dedicated and passionate designers with a family feel.  I have cultivated meaningful, professional relationships with my clients and I am part of their special events. I have a private studio in Scottsdale, Arizona where clients can shop exclusive, seasonal designs or have a custom design created. My studio has a 6-month, rent-free space for other creatives to use; a space for encouraging and uplifting one another. I am part of the costume design team for films & TV shows.  I have expanded my business throughout the U.S. and around the world. I have a consistent involvement in my community which includes supporting underprivileged communities, I provide private design lessons, as well as lessons in the art of manifesting.

AND, SINCE THIS IS OUR LOVE ISSUE, NAME 3 THINGS YOU LOVE: Sky watching at night, anything related to the paranormal and conversations with people who also have big dreams and who are actually making strides towards achieving them because it inspires me!

Social Media: IG @melissatorresdesigns , Website: melissatorresdesigns.com

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Gladys WOMEN TO WATCH 2023 IN

Our Women To Watch in 2023 showcases women across the world who inspire and encourage others to pursue their dreams.

The It Girls, Newsmakers, Rule-Breakers + Scene Stealers!

They are the movers-and-shakers, the disruptors, the inspirations for successes to come. Their achievements are impressive and Gladys is honored to feature them!

Gladys WOMEN TO WATCH 2023 IN

Emma Roberts

Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress, model and singer. She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts. Roberts became known for her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous. She released her debut album, which also served as the show’s soundtrack, Unfabulous and More. Roberts then began to focus on her acting career, starring in the film Aquamarine and later as the title character in the 2007 film Nancy Drew Looking for more mature roles, Roberts appeared in the 2009 drama Lymelife and went on to several more films, often in leading roles. She was part of the acting ensemble with her aunt Julia Roberts in the 2010 film Valentine’s Day. In television, she plays Madison Montgomery in American Horror Story: Coven, the third season of American Horror Story. Her latest film, About Fate, is the romantic comedy in which she stars with Thomas Mann. She has received various accolades, including a Young Artist Award, an MTV Movie & TV Award, and a ShoWest Award making her one of Gladys Magazine’s Women To Watch in 2023!

WOMEN TO WATCH 2023 IN

Summer Coleman

KNOWN FOR: Modeling, acting, and designer

CURRENT PROJECT: I am creating my pieces for February New York Fashion Week 2023.

SOCIAL MEDIA: IG: @summercoleman03, Twitter: @summercoleman22, snapchat: @s.cole0223. My designer line, Ete Alexandrie, IG: @ete.alexandrie.

MY FIRST JOB: As far as modeling, my first paid job was a photoshoot I did for a designer in Atlanta for her collection that was being launched on amazon..

MY PASSIONS ARE: I absolutely love modeling and acting. I also have a passion for being an advocate for women and helping women become comfortable in their skin. I am very passionate about speaking up for others who are not being heard

THE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS: My mom is my biggest supporter and out of everyone she is the person who drives me to keep going. She is always encouraging me to do what I do best and give it my all.

3 THINGS I LOVE: I love my family, my alone time, and my small group of friends

WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023: I look forward to my various trips I’m taking for modeling and designing such as New York and Miami. I also look forward to pressing the gas pedal on my acting career.

Savannah Boren

KNOWN FOR: Modeling

CURRENT PROJECT: Prepping for New York Fashion Week in February 2023 with Ete Alexandrie as well as finishing up my 3rd semester at college to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

SOCIAL MEDIA: IG: (sav.boren), FB: (Savannah Boren)

MY FIRST JOB WAS: NYFW 2018 with Wanda Beauchamp

MY PASSIONS ARE: Modeling, coaching, personal growth, and working to earn my degree to lead me into sports psychology.

THE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS: My mom is the person that motivates me the most. Through all that we have been through together, she has never failed to be by my side, and support me through everything I have ever been passionate about.

3 THINGS I LOVE: My family and friends, trying new things, and traveling.

WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023: Finishing my sophomore year and starting my junior year in college at the University of Oklahoma, attending New York Fashion Week in February and further pursuing my modeling career.

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KNOWN FOR: Fashion Design

SOCIAL MEDIA: IG @melissatorresdesigns Website: melissatorresdesigns.com

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Melissa Torres, also known as Mia, began her love for fashion at an early age and today is quickly manifesting her dream. Melissa Torres designs statement pieces for the influential. “Influential to me are people with determination who hustle and have an incredible work ethic in making their dreams come true. They achieve while also encouraging others to live their dreams; these people influence me and are the clients I love to work with. I live by the phrase, Think it, Believe it, Receive it! If you have a goal or a dream, visualize it, believe that you can do it and then go get it!” -Mia

Photography|Roberto Cordero Jr.

Nirjary Desai

Regarded as one of the top Southeast Asian event producers, Nirjary Desai is the CEO and Founder of KIS (cubed) Events, specializing in one-of-a-kind event experiences for some of the top brands, celebrities and personalities across the US and globally. Born in Zambia, raised in South Carolina and educated in London, Desai’s polycultural upbringing instilled a passion for global travel, socially conscious businesses, and inclusive community building. After earning her MBA in International Marketing & Management in London, Nirjary worked within the hospitality and travel sector with American Airlines, IHG Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resort. Nirjary went on to found several brands and businesses designed to serve the travel and hospitality industry–including a S3 Catering, Glam Squad, Bridal Elements, KIS (cubed) Events, and Leave Her Mark, a conference series to help educate, elevate and inspire women to find their passion and achieve their goals. Nirjary has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar India, Grace Ormonde, Huffington Post, Mandala Weddings, and many others. She has worked with premier brands including Audible by Amazon, the Hillary Clinton campaign, The Ritz-Carlton, and Delta Airlines.

Rachel Kamath

CURRENT PROJECT: AppleTV+’s “Shantaram”

SOCIAL MEDIA: @rachelkamath on instagram

Rachel Kamath is an Australian-Indian actor and producer with extensive experience in theatre and screen work. She studied acting in Los Angeles and will be starring as Parvati in the Apple TV+ series Shantaram. Her other credits include the lead role in the independent feature film The Taverna and a supporting role in Jack Irish S2 (ABC). She has worked in Australian theatre productions such as Reigen (Periscope Productions) and What Every Girl Should Know (Brunswick Mechanics Institute).

Photography|Kelly Balch

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Nancy Harding

Nancy Harding grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was program director of her high school radio station, studied broadcast communications at Western Michigan University, then announced for Q-lite 106.5 radio WQLR. When Nancy moved to Los Angeles, she fell in love with acting. She has had Supporting roles in Disney’s Cheaper by The Dozen, (Opposite Zach Braff & Gabrielle Union), Tubi’s Tales of a 5th Grade Robin Hood, and PureFlix GOD’S NOT DEAD: WE THE PEOPLE.

This year alone Nancy has starred in 9 films and 5 commercials they include: Lifetime Movie Network Films: Shop Lifting Pact, Mothers Deadly Son, Keeping up With the Joneses, Lucky Charm, Date Whisperer, the upcoming Sci Fi Network film Armageddon, and Love at the Lodge a Rom-Com and latest staring role in the network TV film Crown Prince of Christmas

HER LATEST STARRING ROLE IN THE NETWORK TV FILM “CROWN PRINCE OF CHRISTMAS, AIRING ON THE GAC (Great American Family) Family Network.

Nancy resides in Los Angeles with her husband and 2 daughters.

Jade Holland

Jade Holland is an award-winning, globally nominated Australian recording artist based in Queensland. Jade has been touring Australia, the US, the Middle East, and Canada since 2016. Her two albums, Leather and Les Paul (2015) and Dream Wild (2018), and thirteen singles make Jade one of Australia’s hardest-working music artists. Holland is a huge advocate for several communities and charities and an ambassador for the Queensland Mental Awareness Foundation. Holland donated proceeds from her song Lives on the Lawn to raise funds for her Townsville community after devastating floods in 2018. Her Mental health anthem, Fight For it, became Number One on the Australian Country Radio charts. “OH, MY HEART” is the 14th track to be released by Holland through The Manick Group/In Grooves/Universal Music Group.

jadeholland.com

Photography|Sinead Burgess

Gladys WOMEN TO

Susan Costa

HELLO: My name is Susan Costa and I specialize in wedding, high school senior, & headshot photography based in Maine! Although, I am up for traveling just about anywhere..

MY WORLD: My husband, my four amazing kids, one perfect son in law and the three special little granddaughters there ever was. I must add my Bulldog Lucy & my Golden Doodle Rocco.

MY ADDICTIONS: Lip gloss, coffee, social media & anything salty/sweet. Oh and my grandbabies Evelyn, Georgia & Magnolia. Oh and yes, my own children.

MY PASSIONS: Encouraging people to be the best they can be!

FUN FACTS: I am a preschool teacher, I have 9 brothers and sisters, I use to be a bodybuilder in another life and accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior almost 20 years ago.

MY FAVORITE SESSIONS: Photographing Weddings & High School Seniors because it is one of the most special time in their lives and they are so excited to be photographed! Families are a close second.

SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHER MOMENTS: Seeing a parent tear up during a session because they can’t believe their son/daughter is about to graduate or get married. Life is made up of small moments and I just want to capture a few of them for you

SPECIAL MENTIONS: I am the official photographer for the Mrs. Maine America and Miss Maine America Pageants

To learn more about Susan Costa Photography, visit susancostaphotography.com

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Gladys WOMEN TO WATCH 2023 IN

Amanda Kloots

Amanda Kloots is an American television personality, dancer, and fitness instructor. Since 2021, she has been a co-host of the daytime talk show “The Talk” and recently starred in and executive produced the CBS’ holiday film FIT FOR CHIRSTMAS.

Amanda is a brand ambassador for wellness brand Swanson W/I/O™ (Wellness Inside and Out) and is releasing a children’s book called Tell Me Your Dreams releasing April 25 2023.

Image: Courtesy of Amanda Kloots

Emma Clare O’Connor

CURRENT PROJECT: She Said SOCIAL MEDIA: Emma.Clare.Oconnor

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Emma Clare O’Connor is a Manhattan-based actress, with a background in film and classical theater. Emma also loves to cook and is a member of a professional a cappella group based in NYC. Originally from Portland, OR, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Sarah Lawrence College and studied in London at the British American Drama Academy.

Dr. Nicole LaBeach

Host of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) “Put a Ring On It” Dr. Nicole Labeach is an entrepreneur, master coach, and mentor. She is a champion in helping others achieve results and discover their true self, regardless of their life journey or current situation. As a former corporate leader, entrepreneur, and businesswoman extending more than 25 years, her faith and personal motto is “Life is a Gift. Living is a Choice!” She is the proud author of two books, “A Woman’s True Purpose: Live Like You Matter” and “Choose Yourself: A Journey Toward Personal Fulfillment For Women.” Now, she spends the majority of her time as an adjunct professor at the world-renowned Spelman College where she empowers her incredible students. In 2020, Crystal and she formed Sister Diamonds LLC, which has been the beginning of their true purpose-driven journey.

Crystal Khalil

Crystal Khalil is an entrepreneur and business and relationship coach who helps women become unapologetically brilliant in their professions and relationships. After climbing the corporate ladder for 30+ years, she learned the importance of leading with integrity, purpose, and compassion. Over the last 10 years, she became the first African-American director with Porsche North American, launched her internationally bestselling book, “Hard Workers Work Hard, And Networkers Move Up!,” and proudly serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Caring For Others, an international non-profit organization that strives to eradicate poverty. In 2020, she co-founded Sister Diamonds LLC with the help of her incredible partner and Wonder Twin, Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Now, she is proud to continue growing their organization and empowering successful women to achieve their FULL potentials.

Photo: Courtesy Emma Clare O’Connor
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RAW

Rumor has it that raw oysters and the like are sure fire aphrodisiacs. Dare we share some hot spots in which to indulge these cupid boosters? Indeed, we do.

ED’S LOBSTER BAR

Enter and take in the raw bar at this popular seafood spot. The oysters are fresh and fragrant, a sensuous dining experience in and onto themselves as you tilt your head back and slurp them down, enjoying the distinct texture as it shimmies its way down your palette, complemented perfectly by a white wine vinaigrette, dressed with crushed peppercorns and a sassy cocktail sauce.

Here, the perfectly adorned Mollusca Signature Oyster with black caviar, fresh Uni and mignonette sauce, is almost too picture perfect to eat. Take a picture for posterity and just drink it down, allowing its velvety essence to entertain your palette.

For another raw treat, try the scallop ceviche; carpaccio-sliced scallops marinated in a Peruvian sauce and topped with aromatic black truffles and Ossetra caviar; a textural and savory treat to the palate. The raw bar also offers Hand Rolls in two varieties: Classic Rolls like Hamachi and Toro and Chef Rolls which allows original creations conjured by the chef. Take your time as you have all night long. Yes, all night.

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GG TOKYO’s

Enter the Park South Hotel and arrive at GG Tokyo, a small dining spot named after Tokyo’s famed Golden Gai district, known for its lively vibe, resplendent with musicians, artists, celebrities and the like. GG Tokyo’s menu showcases innovative Japanese-inspired dishes conceptualized for sharing with a group of friends but feel free tonight to make your way in as a party of two.

Next take things a step further and indulge in the little neck clams, while petite in stature, gigantic in flavor, along with the many other signature dishes on the menu.

Looking to bring things to an extra level?

Intertwine hands with your partner, oysters in each, and feed them to each other.

Why not make it a dozen?

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MOLLUSCA

Exit the clamor of the city and enter Mollusca. From that moment on, you are drawn to this dining spot as its aesthetic exudes elegance and at the same time soothes your senses via subtle lighting casting shadows of ocean waves on the mirrored walls, resplendent with hand-blown glass light bulbs with shapes that liken jellyfish.

Hit the

with a cucum-

or the small plates featuring Tuna Tartare, a spin

with tuna in tonnato sauce with fried capers and garlic bread. GG also offers sashimi, pressed sushi rolls and hand rolls, as well as a four-course tasting menu, available at the six-seat sushi counter at the end of the bar. The fluke sashimi, fluke over pieces of daikon in herb tahini, garnished daintily with micro herbs is nothing short of divine.

And very strictly raw and naked. ggtokyo.nyc

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Peace, Love & Rock ’n Roll

The Robins Jean brand is renowned for its’ biker-chic aesthetic and innovative denim washes. Great attention is taken with each detail from hand embroidery to crystal studding and leather applique. The collection has quickly grown from a line of denim jeans to a range of leather jackets, t-shirts, belts, hats and footwear for men, women, and children. Robin’s Jean is now sought after by a cult-like following of celebrities, fashion stylists, and urban-trendsetters whose work and play blend effortlessly. robinsjean.com

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Gladys MODELS TO WATCH 2023 IN

Meet the Breakout Models to Watch in 2023!

Whether they have been seen in Gladys as a Gladys Girl or Model or a model who has been seen by our Gladys Team on social media, these models have caught our eye and this next generation of top models are a force to be reckoned with.

Photography|Sullivan Blue
Kate Shea Photography|Jennifer Ysuiza Stylist & Photographer|Michael Doucett Kyle Kocks Lilly K Photography Tyl Elle IG: @tyl-elle Myli Jones Photographer|Michael Wypasek HMUA: Erica Love from @fancyaflove (IG) FB: Myli Jones IG: mylicelesejones Gladys MODELS TO WATCH 2023 IN Danni Geddes Photography, Location: Manhattan, NYC Dior Ilkhomi IG: dior_ilkhomi, dior.tennis
Gladys MODELS TO WATCH 2023 IN Ava Pinnow Eva Flis Photography Hair & Makeup|Yadira Amador Jessica Padilla Pennington Photography|Tim S., Photosbytimsat Rachel Ashley Johnson Photography|Marco Montenegro IG: Rachelashleyjohnson Kendall
Tucker Photographer|Perry Bennett Brooke Arnold Creative Photography, Michael Crisafulli
Photo & MUA by Michael Doucett
Corson Haddad Sagaj Photography Lydia Barr IG: @lydmariebarr27 Johnny Kaufman Photography, IG: @johnny.kaufman.photography Gladys MODELS TO WATCH 2023 IN Ruth
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Lisa Dewar Riley Kennedy Photographer|@stewartsmithphotography, StewartSmithPhotography.com Hair and makeup|Certified Master, MUA Tiana Brown owner of Be You Beauty by T Gladys MODELS TO WATCH 2023 IN Emily Lash Katie Enciso Photography Egypt Torres IG: theworldofegypt Photography|Tamika Torres Tuxel Lilly K Photography
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Puppy LOVE

ABOUT TRINA TURK:

Founded in 1995 by Trina and her late husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, as a women’s clothing collection, Trina Turk has evolved into a print and color-driven lifestyle brand, now including swimwear, Mr. Turk menswear, eyewear, and residential soft goods. Trina Turk | Mr Turk boutiques are located in California, Texas, and Georgia. trinaturk.com

ABOUT BEDHEAD PJS:

Founded in 1998 by Los Angeles-based designer Renee Claire, BedHead PJs are made from ultrasoft, organically grown cotton certified as meeting the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and with eco-friendly materials and trims. With California-inspired touches, BedHead PJs marries whimsical prints with easy to wear silhouettes across women’s, men’s and children’s categories. bedheadpjs.com

Couples We Love

Autumn & Jake Gladys

In March of 2022, Autumn Kinkade and her mom, Dawn, learned of a program being built just an hour from their home in Oklahoma. The Transition Academy at A New Leaf was built to emulate a 2 year college experience for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Autumn was born at 28 weeks weighing 1lb 12oz and is a surviving twin. Because of her prematurity, she has cerebral palsy and uses a walker. Dawn submitted an application to the academy and after a couple of interviews, Autumn was selected as 1 of the first 11 students to move in to this ground breaking program. Each student has their own dorm room and attends classes daily at the local community College in which they are learning the skills needed to live an independent life and be able to work within the community earning a competitive wage. The program is also important for students to build strong relationships and perhaps meet their special someone along the way. That is what Autumn and her best friend Jake (who has autism) have found. With the love and support from their families and staff, hopefully all the students from The Transition Academy can lead happy and productive lives after graduation. This program is really important as statistics show that 74% of individuals with disabilities never move out of their parents home. We can only hope there will be more programs like this built across the US.

Facebook: Autumn Kinkade, Autumn Kinkade Motivational Speaker IG: Autumnblair21, Linkedin: Autumn Kinkade Jake S.

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He asked... She said Yes!!

Dominique & Philip a Love Story

September 10th, 2022

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Dominique Earle-Coppola was the 2014 Gladys Girl for the month of April and went on to become the Gladys Girl of the Year 2014. This she holds close to her heart and attributes this honor with her successful career as a hair and make up designer. Having become a Gladys Girl helped her with her drive and gave her the confidence she needed.

Dominique met her husband Phil the same year she was the Gladys Girl of the Year. They actually met through her older Bobby. Bobby and Phil both car enthusiasts, met at a dealership and became fast friends. He introduced Phil to his sisters and he and Dominique clicked immediately. Once they had both built up their careers, on December 21, 2021, “he asked and she said yes.”

On September 10, 2022, they were married at St. Leonard’s Church in Boston’s “Little Italy”, the North End.

It was truly a fairytale wedding surrounded with love. The most important family and friends were there to celebrate this very special time in their lives.

The Brides Gown

Dominique is a vision of sublime beauty dressed in her custom bridal gown created by internationally renowned crystal couture designer, Sondra Celli. The dress features an abundance of white tulle and an off the shoulder bodice with sheer sleeves. The bodice blazes brightly packed with 22,000 genuine Clear crystal jewels in a variety of shapes; emerald cut, pear shape, marquis, and navette. Sondra added a stunning jewel motif incorporating fancy stones in settings to the center of the resplendent bodice. Dominique’s floor length skirt, made using 100 yards of white tulle, resembles a celestial cloud. A heavy cluster of 15,000 Clear crystal stones circles her waist and trickles down the skirt in a waterfall motif fading away into the hem. Multiple custom petticoats with special tubing support the impressive skirt. Dominique’s 25-foot cathedral length veil - lightly embellished with crystals -completed the heavenly wedding ensemble.

Parents of the Bride|Fulgenzio and Jacquie Coppola , Parents of the Groom|Gary and Cassia Buccerio , Best Man|Robert Earle-Coppola, Maid of Honor|Nancy Deana Coppola, Flower Girl|Gabriella Shnayder, Ring Bearer|Robert Earle-Coppola, Jr., Bridesmaids|Liana Goncalves, Victoria Butera, Alyssa Atkinson, Lily Peck, Grooms Men|Dino Coppola, Roman Shnayder, Tom DeRosa, Alan Speziale, Make-up and Hair Artists|Leslie Montgomery, Halley Harrahan, Aqueen Teixeira, Photgraphy|NystedtDan Nystedt

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Mon Amour

LIZ MARTINEZ “THE OTHER ME” FW23 Collection

LIZ MARTINEZ unveils an astounding new collection that’s high fashion editorial, meets bold street smart and the result is breathtakingly unique. It encapsulates what it means to be feminine, free and utterly independent – to be exactly the bride you imagine without settling for anyone else’s vision but your own. The new collection is fierce, unapologetic and irresistible. Tailor made for a modern-day bride that knows exactly who she is, what she wants, and how she’s going to get there. She’s a force, she’s a fire, she’s absolute freedom. Every one of Liz Martinez’s new gowns tells a fresh and unexpected story; from fairytale princess to tomboy, from fashionista to rockstar. This collection it made for a bride that’s a world traveler, confident and irresistible; a woman that flips the script and rewrites the ending, cause she can, cause she wants to. Cause she dreams big and lives even bigger. Liz Martinez has tapped into that rebellious feminine freedom. Love Courageously, Live Boldly, Dress Fearlessly. lizmartinez.co.il

JUDIE A long-sleeved strapless corset column dress with feathers and 3D chiffon floral motifs

MICHELLE

A strapless corset dress made of sequins and hand-embroidered beaded fabric. The chest area is made of plush silk fabric.

JUDIE A long-sleeved strapless corset column dress with feathers and 3D chiffon floral motifs

BILLIE

A one-shoulder dress with bowtie details that accentuate the shoulder and slit, giving the dress a soft, romantic yet sexy look. The dress has an asymmetrical waistline, a deep slit and 3D crystal-embroidered floral motifs.

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Meet Lady Black Tie - your new favorite dress shop, specializing in evening wear, prom gowns, wedding guest dresses and holiday attire. Lady Black Tie offers stunning and trendy gowns, mini cocktail dresses, midi dresses and bridal, all available to shop online or inside their 10,000+ retail space in Hudson, Massachusetts. ladyblacktie.com

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THE EYES HAVE IT!

RINNA BEAUTY UNLEASHES THREE ICONIC EYE KITS

Two years after bringing new style, attitude, and confidence to lips, Rinna Beauty is batting its lashes in a new direction with three sophisticated, bold, and brassy Iconic Eye Kits. rinnabeauty.com. Featuring a captivating eye shadow palette with four coordinated colors in a chic Rinna Beauty compact, the kits also include a double-ended applicator brush, Eye Crayon (so much more than a pencil) for lining, and the new Lash Out Mascara, a jet-black vegan formula, to finish off the look by volumizing, lengthening, and curling lashes to frame a truly eye-conic look.

“Eyes have been in our sight since launching Rinna Beauty,” says founder Lisa Rinna. “They provide a window into the soul and how we see and appreciate beauty. Like lips, they are how we connect and express ourselves. Our Iconic Eye Kits are an all-in-one collection of essentials that let others see who you want to be and how you are envisioned.”

The three kits available:

Smoke Show Iconic Eye Kit:

Where there is smoke, there’s fire, and this one brings the drama for the perfect smoky eye. This palette consists of a beautiful array of colors that allow you to create your own signature look. Wonderfully wearable in matte, shimmering, and sparkle finishes. Kit includes: 1 Diamond Noir Eye Crayon (0.2g/0.01 oz), 1 Lash Out Mascara (3.9g/.14oz), 1 Smoky Quad Eye Shadow Palette (3.9g/.14oz), and brush. rinnabeauty.com

Better Naked Iconic Eye Kit:

This palette of nude shadows is the perfect all-occasion quad designed to easily transition from day to night, and the mocha Eye Crayon in this kit is as silky as your morning espresso. Kit includes: 1 Luxe Latte Eye Crayon (0.2g/0.01 oz), 1 Lash Out Mascara (3.9g/.14oz), 1 Better Naked Quad Shadow Palette (3.9g/.14oz), and brush. rinnabeauty.com

Be Extra Iconic Eye Kit: Ideal for an over-the-top, glamorous look of shimmering deliciousness to put some dazzle in your nights out. Kit includes: 1 Diamond Noir Eye Crayon (0.2g/0.01 oz), 1 Lash Out Mascara (3.9g/.14oz), 1 Be Extra Quad Shadow Palette (3.9g/.14oz), and brush. rinnabeauty.com

The Rinna Beauty LASH OUT MASCARA lengthens and curls the lashes to make them look fuller. Its unique blend of polymers and natural waxes deliver a form-fitting lash adhesion that promotes curling and definition. Nylon spheres stretch and align themselves to create big lash volume. Biotin, Vitamin E, and coconut oil enhance the lash-conditioning benefits. Lash Out Mascara is also sold separately.

The EYE CRAYONS are thicker than a traditional eye pencil, and the creamy formula is long-wearing and easy to apply either directly to the eye or with a brush for a thinner line. They offer the versatility of blending, defining, or filling a lash line for soft or intense looks.

Like all Rinna Beauty products, the Iconic Eye Kits are 100 percent vegan, phthalate-free, and paraben-free, as well as Cruelty Free Kitty-certified as cruelty-free. The Iconic Eye Kits and all Rinna Beauty products are available at rinnabeauty.com

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Hollywood Rising Stars Actress

The Rising Stars

Poised to Dominate 2023! Taylor Paige Henderson

FIRST PROFESSIONAL ACTING JOB:

My first professional acting job was a stage production of Fun Home at a large equity theater in San Antonio, TX. I played Small Alison and it was such an amazing experience. I also did a production of Matilda (playing the title role of Matilda) at that same theater and earned my Actors’ Equity card then. It was a huge honor. In 2020, I booked a huge voiceover project for Studio Ghibli and voiced the titular character in Earwig and The Witch. That was first professional movie job.

PROJECT BEST KNOWN FOR:

Hocus Pocus 2 playing Young Winifred Sanderson

SOCIAL MEDIA INFO:

Instagram - @taylorpaigehenderson,TikTok - @taylorpaigehenderson Twitter - @misstaylorpaige, Facebook - @taylorpaigehendersonofficial

I can go into writing. I love storytelling from both an acting perspective and from a writer’s point of view so I could see myself doing both.

THE PERSON I WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH IS:

Oh, I have so many people I would love to work with! Sadie Sink is for sure on that list. She is an amazing actress and I would love to share the screen with her. I also love Andrew Garfield. I’ve written a movie in my head that follows Peter Parker when he is older and he has a teenage daughter. And of course, I’ve already cast me as his teen daughter. Joking aside, I think he is a really good actor and I would love to do a project with him.

IF I HAD TO LIVE IN A WORLD FROM A MOVIE OR TV SHOW, I WOULD CHOOSE:

This is such a great question because I am constantly saying I want to live in the world of Gilmore Girls. It is my favorite show and I love everything about it. Lorelai and Rory seem so fun and down to earth. I love the fall vibe of the whole show and think I would fit right in. Living in a quaint town in Connecticut, eating at Luke’s diner, hanging out with the Gilmores – I’ll take all of it. And I’m ‘Team Luke’ all the way!

THE PERSON I’VE BEEN MOST STARSTRUCK BY IS:

IF I WEREN’T AN ACTOR I’D BE:

If I weren’t an actor, I would probably plan to go to college to be a veterinarian. I love animals so much and I think it would be an awesome job to have. I also love to write so maybe if acting doesn’t work out like I hope then

Bette Midler. Hands down. She is just a huge presence when you are around her and such a legend. But she is so kind and easy to talk to that she will instantly put you at ease. It was such an honor to work with her and to meet her.

3 THINGS I LOVE ARE: My family, Pasta alla Vodka and Christmas

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Q&A

Mandy Corrente

FIRST JOB: My First time singing was at the Wish House in Los Angeles when I was seven years old.

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: More music and music videos

SOCIAL MEDIA INFO: @mandycorrente

Q&A

IF I WEREN’T A SINGER, I’D BE… Shakira

THE PERSON I AM DYING TO WORK WITH IS… Justin Bieber

IF I HAD TO LIVE IN A WORLD FROM A MOVIE OR TV SHOW, I WOULD CHOOSE … The Lion King, I love animals.

THE PERSON I’VE BEEN MOST STARSTRUCK BY IS …

3 THINGS I LOVE ARE: I love to draw, I love to perform live, I love Jesus, my family, and friends.

Hollywood Rising Stars

Hollywood Rising Stars

Lacey Caroline

FIRST JOB: Sophie Grace’s photo double in Lifetime’s “Terror in the Woods”.

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: Short film, “Tangerine Butterflies” with Liberty University

SOCIAL MEDIA INFO: IG @iamlaceycareline, FB @laceycaroline, thisislaceycaroline.com

Q&A

IF I WEREN’T AN ACTOR, I’D BE… a psychologist or a casting director. THE PERSON I AM DYING TO WORK WITH IS… Robert Pattinson

IF I HAD TO LIVE IN A WORLD FROM A MOVIE OR TV SHOW, I WOULD CHOOSE … TWILIGHT (as a Cullen!)

THE PERSON I’VE BEEN MOST STARSTRUCK BY IS … Jaimie Alexander

3 THINGS OR PEOPLE I LOVE ARE: Taylor Swift, Robert Pattinson

MEAN GIRLS (the movie AND the musical)

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Photography|Kaci Moran

Hollywood Rising Stars

Lucas Royalty

FIRST JOB: A music video for Spoon the band. It was awesome and I got to work with the Director Hiro Murai. The song is called “Do You” and you can find it online. I’m the big blonde kid smashing the city at the end.

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: Finishing a feature film called Last Dream and working on my first album.

SOCIAL MEDIA INFO: Instagram: @lucas.Dean.royalty Facebook: lucas Royalty, Twitter: lucas Royalty y

Q&A

IF I WEREN’T AN ACTOR, I’D BE… A marine biologist and a surfer!

THE PERSON I AM DYING TO WORK WITH IS Omg, Jennifer Aniston! I think I mention her in every single interview. Lol! Also, Madeline McGraw, Noah Jupe and Ryan Reynolds.

IF I HAD TO LIVE IN A WORLD FROM A MOVIE OR TV SHOW, I WOULD CHOOSE … Id like go live in Hawaii where the movie “ 50 First Dates” was filmed. It’s so beautiful there.

THE PERSON I’VE BEEN MOST STARSTRUCK BY IS … And another win for Jennifer Aniston!

3 THINGS OR PEOPLE I LOVE ARE: Animals

The beach

My friends and family Sorry that was 4 …

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Katelynn Burns Actress Hollywood Rising Stars

FIRST JOB: Summer intern for Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the state professional theatre of WV.

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: Personal passion projects and always, always auditioning.

SOCIAL MEDIA INFO: Katelynnaburns

Q&A

IF I WEREN’T AN ACTOR, I’D BE… A writer or journalist. I’m very passionate about storytelling and communicating with others in a way that conveys emotion and expresses new ideas.

THE PERSON I AM DYING TO WORK WITH IS... Margot Robbie and not just as an actress! Her production company Lucky Chap is phenomenal and I love every movie and show they produce. ap is phenomenal and I love every movie and show they produce.

IF I HAD TO LIVE IN A WORLD FROM A MOVIE OR TV SHOW, I WOULD CHOOSE… Bridgerton! I fell in love with the lavish costumes and regency romances.

THE PERSON I’VE BEEN MOST STARSTRUCK BY IS... Kate Mara. 3 THINGS OR PEOPLE I LOVE ARE: My family. Traveling & a good book with a cup of tea.

Actress

Samantha Bailey

FIRST JOB: NCIS

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: The Listening SOCIAL MEDIA INFO: linktr.ee/SamanthaABailey1

IF I WEREN’T AN ACTOR, I’D BE… A dance teacher! I currently teach Princess Ballet to girls 3-7 at Vibe Performing Arts. I have been doing that for almost 4 years now and I absolutely love it!

THE PERSON I AM DYING TO WORK WITH IS… Leonardo Dicaprio! He is such an amazing actor and I would be honored to get to work and learn from him one day!

Hollywood Rising Stars

IF I HAD TO LIVE IN A WORLD FROM A MOVIE OR TV SHOW, I WOULD CHOOSE … Harry Potter! I think it would be so cool to live in a world filled with magic!

THE PERSON I’VE BEEN MOST STARSTRUCK BY IS … Kristin Chenoweth! I got to work with her when I was little and every time I see her again she is even sweeter and more amazing! She is such a role model to me!

3 THINGS OR PEOPLE I LOVE ARE: Acting, Dancing Photography

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Lola Raie

FIRST JOB: Actress

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: I play Talia in “ Cheaper By the Dozen” And I’m the lead Voice of Ainbo in “Ainbo”.

SOCIAL MEDIA INFO: IG: @lolaraieofficial

Q&A

IF I WEREN’T AN ACTOR, I’D BE… A Criminologist  THE PERSON I AM DYING TO WORK WITH IS… Florence Pugh and Margot Robbie

IF I HAD TO LIVE IN A WORLD FROM A MOVIE OR TV SHOW, I WOULD CHOOSE … Star Wars, specifically on Naboo.

THE PERSON I’VE BEEN MOST STARSTRUCK BY IS … Taylor Swift!

3 THINGS OR PEOPLE I LOVE ARE: My family , Taylor Swift, Tacos

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Jenny and the City at “The DPA” VIP Emmy Lounge

The DPA VIP-Emmy Lounge is The A-list favorite place to get the best & most exclusive gifts aka Swag during the award season. Nathalie Dubois curates the list to ensure the right ambiance for all the nominees and press worldwide.

I was very lucky to be invited to the VIP Lounge at the Luxe Hotel for Gladys and everything was very elevated upon arrival from valet parking to check-in, everything was effortless which brings a fabulous experience.

Upon my arrival I had some food from the Kozet Kuisine an authentic Middle Eastern kitchen. I tasted the tabouli, eech and hummus. Everything was so delicious and then I tasted the desserts and was in heaven.

There was one beverage that caught my eye. It was the RAD8 French collagen tea in a can. We all know that collagen is such an important thing to have, so this was a great discovery and I’m so obsessed over it. I don’t have to mix collagen into my morning water, I can just drink the tea at anytime and it is available in different flavors. My favorite one was the pineapple.

I was introduced to Bullets N Beads a Canadian jewelry line with a story that really means a lot. They are a veteran owned and operated ethical jewelry brand that utilizes real previously fired bullets and bullet casings, Swarovski crystals and semi precious stones to create a small limited edition collection. Each piece is handmade in Canada by a veteran and partial proceeds are donated back to the organizations that help veterans and first responders dealing with the effects of PTSD. This is jewelry with a cause so you can be fashionable with a good reason.

I then had delicious and refreshing tasting from Diane Salem Rendez Vous Champagne that had three exclusive choices; the rose, that is always a classic, the Brut and the extra Brut, which was my favorite.

However the highlight for me was to get the real honey from the honeycomb. I have never ever experienced removing the wax and tasting real fresh honey which has wonderful benefits and it was so delicious. It was such a moment when the honey just drips. Thank you for the experience and for my honey jar at Savethebees.com

Next to the honeycomb there was sweet wine by the Pearson’s Brother’s Private Reserve. I highly recommend it for after your VIP dinners as dessert wine. As a fashionista, brands and scents are a must and I met the perfect match for a luxury laundry experience from Scent Si Bon They created a luxury scented laundry detergents and dryer sheets that bring you the inspired scent from Baccarat , Dior Savage , Creed and Chanel No. 5 . So one wash and you already smell like your favorite fragrance. Now that is Innovative!

Thank You for the wonderful experience and The Jenny and The City “must haves “

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Ready-to-Wear

MIDNIGHT: Lace Bodysuit

Sequin-Embellished Lace Bodysuit

IL VOLO

Winter 2023 Collection!

Enter the fascinating universe of alluring femininity where sumptuous silk meets refined lace in mesmerizing shades of silver, copper, royal blue and timeless black.

With two new lines: Ready-to-Wear and Lingerie, Il Volo is sure to bring a new perspective to sleepwear. ilvolostore.com

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Rozaliya Hienen Crystal Jewelry Designer to the Stars

Rozaliya Heinen originally comes from Bulgaria, Europe and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She became an entrepreneur at a very young age and holds a university degree in business management. For 13 years Rozaliya successfully managed one of Bulgaria’s largest fashion and modeling agencies. Her agency was also a leading producer for fashion television programs and contests. Rozaliya became a highly respected leader in her country’s fashion industry. In the last years of her fashion career, she moved to Germany and worked with “Miss Germany” and “Top Model of the World” organizations.

Soon after, Rozaliya began her personal journey of self-discovery and growth through practicing Holistic Medicine. She studied a great variety of methods such as working with the inner child, crystal therapy, and other holistic practices. Life has a way of guiding us to exactly where we need to be. In 2006, Rozaliya visited Bali for the first time and decided to leave her successful career behind and focus on something greater.

She lived in seclusion, fasting, and sacred silence for two years. This unlocked her inner world and she immersed herself, discovering the depth of Crystal Healing, Sacral Geometry, and Symbols. Soon after she began to work with her first Dzogchen (Atiyoga) teacher and studied and practiced in Nepal and Bhutan for eight years with several great Masters. During this time, she modified different methods of Holistic Therapies and Crystal Healing to help people overcome their fears of transformation and to find harmony in the relative reality.

During this period she also dedicated her time to creating a jewelry line for Enlightenment. Its purpose is an extension of her Wisdom and will to help people. She combines the power of Crystals and the language of Symbols in order to create special tools which help people in their transformational journey.

Rozaliya is specialized in crystal healing and sacral geometry placement using a crystal as an instrument for her aspiration to enlighten people. She is the one who helped establish the curriculum for the Malaysian Crystal University for Healers. Her professional focus is meditation, and spreading its power. She teaches more than 120 types of mindfulness and has worked with over 200 types of Crystals.

Since 2009, she has been leading retreats and seminars for Awakening in Bali, Nepal, Russia, Germany and Bulgaria. In 2018, she also began to lead retreats in the USA. She specializes in working with entrepreneurs and people who want to help the world. She has worked as a meditation teacher and spiritual leader for organizations such as, Entrepreneur Organization and YPO Global Leadership Organization.

Rozaliya’s retreat methods are new age, unique, and provide instant transformation. She uses a variety of methods, including live music, movement, and theater.

She has authored two books, Mother of the World and Warrior of Life. Mother of the World is a memoir of her continued journey to Enlightenment. Warrior of Life is a guide on how to become a warrior and master of your Life.

Rozaliya works fluently in English, German, Russian and Bulgarian languages. rozaliyajewelry.com

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Jenny and the City “ The Titanic Experience”

Jenny and the City, Photos by Jenny Leeser
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IIt was 1997 when the movie “Titanic” was released and we all waited in line at the theater to watch something that was once real; we knew the history, the mystery and the tragedy. Nonetheless we couldn’t wait to see if something magical amongst that fatal moment could have existed. As we all sat through over three hours of excitement, love, suspense, hope, grief, we felt all of those emotions. For the record, I’ve now seen the movie over ten times and I still cry.

I’m always fascinated by history and movies that are based on true facts and I think ins a way are very magical. So that being said, I couldn’t wait to visit and explore The Titanic Experience

Upon check in we received a ticket to the white star to embark the journey. The exhibit shows a lot of real items from brochures, post cards, pictures, uniforms, table settings, silverware and the different class rooms, furniture, halls and of course the famous stairs.

The exhibit was curated to perfection from room to room, sort of a museum but yet a set that transports you to a different time and place. I was able to admire the wardrobe that was used in the movie by the two main characters Jack and Rose, as you know I love fashion so this was a real treat!

I took a lot of pictures because I wanted to share with you my experience. I had mixed feelings because I really was enjoying looking at the history yet I was aware of the pain and tremendous losses. It was very unique and emotional and definitely worth seeing for a lot of reasons and at the end we just have to remind ourselves to value life and every moment that comes with it.

XOXO

Jenny

Every night in my dreams

I see you, I feel you

That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance

And spaces between us

You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are

I believe that the heart does go on

Once more you open the door

And you’re here in my heart

And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time

And last for a lifetime

And never let go till we’re one

Love was when I loved you

One true time I hold to

In my life we’ll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are

I believe that the heart does go on

Once more you open the door

And you’re here in my heart

And my heart will go on and on

There is some love that will not go away

You’re here, there’s nothing I fear

And I know that my heart will go on

We’ll stay forever this way

You are safe in my heart

And my heart will go on and on

Martha Millan

CURRENT PROJECT: FOX’s “The Cleaning Lady”

SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: marthamillannyc // Twitter: @millan_nyc

Q&A

NAME 3 THINGS YOU LOVE:

Traveling the world, dancing, and finding new restaurants to eat at.

WHO IS YOUR SECRET DREAM DATE? Fun night of dancing and being whisked off to a different country! It’s happened

WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC CITY YOU’VE BEEN TO?

Santorini, Greece, it’s actually an island instead of a city. But there’s something magical about it, the architecture, the people, the food and the incredible sunsets are unbelievable.

YOU’RE PLANNING A DINNER, NAME FOUR GUESTS YOU’RE INVITING: Most of the time, I’m the one being invited to dinner. I’m not good at hosting. But if I were to plan one, it would most likely be family and friends.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023? Amazing new adventures, traveling, meeting new people, and continuing to work!

Photography|Joanna Degeneres Gladys
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Dylan Ratzlaff

CURRENT PROJECT: lead role of ‘Rachel’ in Lifetime’s “An Amish Sin”

SOCIAL MEDIA: instagram.com/dylan.ratzlaff, tiktok.com/@dylan.ratzlaff

Dylan Ratzlaff is a up-and-coming TV and film actress who starred as the lead role of ‘Rachel’ in Lifetime’s “An Amish Sin”. Inspired by true stories, the movie follows Rachel, an Amish teen who refuses to obey her parent’s command that she marry the man who abused her. She tries to escape the harshness of the 18th century lifestyle she has grown up in to find her voice and independence.

Ratzlaff was born and raised in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Because of her spirited and vivacious nature, her parents started her in dance classes at the age of three. She is trained in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, ballet, hip hop, tap, circus, tumbling and acro. From a young age, Dylan has been a storyteller. She has a passion to be a part of stories and projects that matter and are inspiring. Through dancing, she was approached to do commercials. Her raw talent gave her an opportunity to pivot, where she fell in love with the artistry of acting.

She began her professional dance career working on projects such as Disney Channel’s “Descendants 3” alongside Kenny Ortega and “A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish.” Ratzlaff made her acting debut in CBC’s “The Next Step” where she starred as ‘Jacquie.’ Her other television credits include ABC’s “A Million Little Things,” Lifetime’s “Doomsday Mom,” and Netflix’s “Honey Girls.” Most recently, she has joined the award-winning Freeform series “Cruel Summer” for its second season.

When she is not in front of a camera, Dylan finds joy in spending time with her family and volunteering through her church. In her free time, Dylan explores hiking trails in Vancouver. When traveling, she loves to discover new coffee shops and brings that passion back home with her to her at-home coffee bar, an essential part of her morning routine. As her career continues to grow, Dylan ensures to move with light & grace.

Laura Bryna

CURRENT PROJECT: Laura is a huge bird-lover and owns several beautiful parrots. Inspired by a road trip with her father where they drove cross country with three parrots just before he passed away. Laura wanted to document her adventures. Using her birds as inspiration, her current book ’Christmas Tradition’ is a heartfelt reminder for us all to give back, give to the less fortunate, and be kind.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Spotify, Apple, Instagram, Facebook,YouTube

TicToc: @laurabryna

Q&A

NAME 3 THINGS YOU LOVE:

The Babies (my birds), The Bryniacs, and Whipped Cream.

WHO IS YOUR SECRET DREAM DATE?

Matthew McConaughey or Channing Tatum.

WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC CITY YOU’VE BEEN TO?

Venice or Paris.

YOU’RE PLANNING A DINNER, NAME FOUR GUESTS

YOU’RE INVITING: Dolly Parton, Maya Angelou, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and Elvis

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023?

Touring, Getting a real hug from our Bryniacs, writing and recording more music.

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Tara Shayne

CURRENT PROJECT: Alex/October

SOCIAL MEDIA: @tara_shayne

Q&A

NAME 3 THINGS YOU LOVE: Movies, dogs, and music

WHO IS YOUR SECRET DREAM DATE? Bo Burnham

WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC CITY YOU’VE BEEN TO?

Florence, Italy

YOU’RE PLANNING A DINNER, NAME FOUR GUESTS YOU’RE INVITING: Keanu Reeves, Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Morgan Freeman

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023?

Hopefully producing my next feature!

Rachael Fahim

CURRENT PROJECT: City Girls in the Country

SOCIAL MEDIA: @rachaelfahimmusic

Q&A

NAME 3 THINGS YOU LOVE: My family, lemons, country music.

WHO IS YOUR SECRET DREAM DATE

It wouldn’t be a secret if I answered this question ;)

WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC CITY YOU’VE BEEN TO It would have to be New York.

YOU’RE PLANNING A DINNER, NAME FOUR GUESTS YOU’RE INVITING: Morgan Wallen, Nigella Lawson, Hamish Blake and Celeste Barber. I’m excited now!

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023?

My dinner party haha, Kidding - I’m really looking forward to jumping back on the road and performing at more festivals with my band. We’re so ready!!

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J.J. Nolan

CURRENT PROJECT: Pretty Problems

SOCIAL MEDIA: @thejjnolan

Q&A

NAME 3 THINGS YOU LOVE: Traveling, Live Music, and my dog.

WHO IS YOUR SECRET DREAM DATE? Alexa Chung. It’s not really a secret, though.

WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC CITY YOU’VE BEEN TO?

Heidelberg, Germany. Its stunning architecture and cobbled streets feel like a fairytale.

YOU’RE PLANNING A DINNER, NAME FOUR GUESTS YOU’RE INVITING: Geena Davis, Jennifer Coolidge, Catherine O’Hara, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023?

This question made me realize this is the first year I don’t have even a single wedding on the books! So I suppose I’ll be planning some adventures where I get to pick the destination. I really want to see some castles! I’m also looking forward to the release of an upcoming project called Shatter Belt, from the mind of James Ward Byrkit (Coherence). It’s a mind-bending existential comedy that I am very proud of. Other than that, I can’t wait to see what surprises await. This year was exhilarating, so the bar is high for 2023.

CURRENT PROJECT: The Greatest Beer Run Ever

SOCIAL MEDIA : instagram.com/kristinnicolecarey/?hl=en

Q&A Kristin Carey

NAME 3 THINGS YOU LOVE:

Only 3? Impossible but I will try!

My husband, my family, especially my sister Michelle who was given up for adoption at birth by my parents. I never knew, but she never stopped trying to find her birth parents, and I was the lucky surprise. We are like twins separated at birth. So blessed to have her and coffee, rain, traveling, hiking, great food, open bar and sleeping….

WHO IS YOUR SECRET DREAM DATE? Well if I wasn’t married, and of course if he wasn’t married, Daniel Craig.

WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC CITY YOU’VE BEEN TO?

First of all every city in Italy is romantic. We spent our honeymoon there, but Venice was really special. The Gondola ride was insane at Sunset. Because of a severe rainstorm we were stuck in a restaurant that provided unlimited Limoncello. Heaven.

YOU’RE PLANNING A DINNER, NAME FOUR GUESTS YOU’RE INVITING: LIVING OR DEAD AND FAMOUS?

I would invite the Obamas, The Bidens, George and Amal, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023?

I am looking forward to getting the chance to play complicated and interesting characters. Collaborate with other artists and directors and make meaningful content. Tell stories that need to be told. I am also looking forward to continuing to build our nonprofit, continue to raise money so we can supply the LAUSD kids with Backpacks and Hygiene Kits and also help our unhoused and families going through tough times with Hygiene kits as well. Please check us out at TheGivingStationLA.org

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Photography|Storm Santos
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Rozaliya Hienen

CURRENT PROJECT:

I just released my second book Warrior of life and I am currently creating a program for people who want to be warriors to have tools for instant transformation and easy materialization in life. I am fully dedicated to sharing with people, helping people, with simple tools to connect with their inner nature and to understand beyond their body and mind.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

IG: instagram.com/rozaliyajewelry?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= IG:instagram.com/rozaliyaheinen?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Q&A

NAME 3 THINGS YOU LOVE:

I love to be in nature in the silence, I love to see people happy, I love to create and to be innovative.

WHO IS YOUR SECRET DREAM DATE?

I never really thought to have a secret date, but I would definitely like to be with Sadhguru and the President of the US.

WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC CITY YOU’VE BEEN TO?

I think in the US Maui is very romantic. I really love Greece, Madeira and Venice in Italy. But I think the most romantic place is where you feel in love.

YOU’RE PLANNING A DINNER, NAME FOUR GUESTS YOU’RE INVITING: Wow if it is friends, there are so many to choose from! I love each one of them, but it would really depend on the place I would be in. But if I could pick from anyone, any dimension or time, I would love to have dinner with Budha, Jesus, Yeshe Tsogal and Tony Robbins.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023?

I want to expand my jewelry business with collaborations with many different jewelry companies. I want to make meaningful jewelry to transform people’s lives. I also want to expand my real estate crystal placement business and show people how they can use some easy tools to live in different dimensions of love and peace.

Photography|Joanna Degeneres Gladys FEATURED
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Photography|Fidel Gonzalez Artistery Photography|Fidel Gonzalez Artistery

Lauren Buglioli

CURRENT PROJECT: A Jazzman’s Blues streaming now on Netflix

SOCIAL MEDIA: @lauren_buglioli

Q&A

NAME 3 THINGS YOU LOVE:

I love my friends, family and my dogs. And I love what I do. And I love LOVE. I’m an enthusiast! You can’t limit me to 3 things!

WHO IS YOUR SECRET DREAM DATE? Andrew Huberman. Secret is out!

WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC CITY YOU’VE BEEN TO?

Lake Como. I love Italy and Lake Como is a literal dream.

YOU’RE PLANNING A DINNER, NAME FOUR GUESTS YOU’RE INVITING: If I get to invite anyone it would be Mindy Kahling, Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis and Kerry Washington. Come on over ladies, I make a MEAN charcuterie board.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023?

I’m looking forward to continue growing personally and professionally. I’m also looking forward to Florida Man being released on Netflix!

Gladys FEATURED PEOPLE

Kayden Muller-Janssen

CURRENT PROJECT: Villains of Valley View

SOCIAL MEDIA: @kaydenmuller

Q&A

NAME 3 THINGS YOU LOVE: My animals, my family and my career.

WHO IS YOUR SECRET DREAM DATE?

My secret dream date would be Timothee Chalamet. I think he would be an interesting person to talk to.

WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC CITY YOU’VE BEEN TO? Paris is known to be one of the most romantic cities, but I was a child when I went there, so for now, I would have to say Portugal.

YOU’RE PLANNING A DINNER, NAME FOUR GUESTS

YOU’RE INVITING: My four dinner guests would be Zendaya, Kehlani, Jessie Reyes and Nina Simone. Even though Nina Simone is not alive anymore, she is among the ones who inspire me.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2023?

I am so grateful for the things that happened for me in 2022 and I am looking forward to 2023 being another good and productive year in my music and acting.

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Glam|Cat Sherwin,
Photography|Ben Cope,
Styling|Anna Schilling
Photographer|Tim Schaeffer Photography @timschaefferphoto, Hair|Matilde Campos @tildebymatilde Makeup|Anton Khachaturian @antonmakeup, Stylist|Honey Ayala @everybodywantshoney

Thank You For Being a Friend

Jenny and the City “The Golden Girls”

To all the fans of the TV show “The Golden Girls”, this experience will warm your hearts. The Golden Girls Kitchen has arrived in Beverly Hills, and it will be touring from New York, Miami, San Francisco to Chicago.

The moment I knew it was here, I was more than ready to get the whole experience and re-live a little of the past. I took my mom on a date, as I knew she would be so surprised and thrilled. We arrived and everyone was very welcoming. We got a chance to see a little of the original sets including the kitchen and the rooms, a little blast from the past back when the phones were attached to the walls and life was not as electronic as the one we live in. We took a lot of pictures and had lots of laughs.

Then we sat down for our lunch date with our fabulous Golden mains menu that included Sophia’s Lasagna al forno either with meat or vegan option, the Lanai, a Miami style Cuban sandwich, the Rose Marie combo of soup and salad or the Rusty anchor omelet sandwich. Of course I choose the lasagna because I love pasta and it was a must! Mama lulu had the Cuban sandwich with the thick French fries and half of my lasagna. The food was very tasty and the environment was from another time and place.

I indulged in a nice pina colada from the Shady Pines bar and we both had the cheesecake because as we know Cheesecake fixes everything. However there were other options on the menu like the clown sundae, Blanche’s Georgia style cookie and Sperheoven Krispies. It’s always good to take the time and appreciate the past during our present. If you have a chance to see it, it will make you smile!

XOXO

Jenny and the City

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Shades of Pink, Take me to Paris!

A Dream Star and Gladys Girl Editorial

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Dream Star Model|Tess Foster Photography by James Jordan @jamesjordanphoto HMUA by Olivia Warren @oliviawarren.hair

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Dreams Stars

Dream Star Model|Gabrielle Goodwin

Photography|Anna Brown/AB Photo

HMUA|Tina Ferry, @ferrytina

Location|The Venues at Lucas Farm, Oakland, MD. @lucasfarmwhitebarn

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Mattie

Star Model|Mattie Vandale Jenny Lynn Photography, jennylynnphotowv.com
Butler, Falling Waters WV Hair|Kayla Lowery, Martinsburg, WV Photos on opener with table/flowers/bar seat were taken at Stoneys Whiskey Wine & Raw Bar 119 East Martin StMartinsburg, WV 25403 Flowers provided by Jordan & Hess Co. 202 S. Queen St, Martinsburg, WV 25403
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Yulia Glasgow Marina Zinovyeva Photography Leah Hinchee Instagram @leahhinchee Photography|Fadil Berisha Photography Anna Poore Gretchen Pingley Photography LLC Marie Claire Omana House of Top Models, Leonela Gonzalez & Segundo Gil @houseoftopmodels @leonelagonzalez Chloe Wilkerson Photography|Sonja Wiseman Bridgette Altizer Gretchen Pingley Photography Aliana Ashworth Corinne Keightley Sierra Mutchler Brittany Link Photography @marieomanaofficial Kayla AdamsPhotography|Gondek Mia Janelle Mckinstry Photography|Ivelisse Luna Arvelo Victoria Weatherford Angela Emery Lauren Morris Gretchen Pingley Photography Carli Smith Photographer|Susan Costa Kennedy Callen Tyler Vincent Photography
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Photography|Anthony Rumley & Susie Herndon Photography Kourtney Jones Photographer|Olesja Mueller-Astrauskas Makeup/hair|Revital Sarkhovitch Valentina Zoé Colón Cácere Granite Stag Photography Jennifer Fleming Photography|Day Still Photography Grace Wilson Photographer|Elizabeth Carrol Photos, Instagram:elizabeth carroll photography Rosalba Victoria Dumont-Carrion Ruthie Gusler Photography|Tess Johnson Sophia Bruno @sophiabruno_official Photography|Brett Martelli, Makeup| Brooklyn Beats Faces The Butterfly Photography Izzi James Photography|Chris Hawks Isabelle Scarlet Instagram: @izzi_james

GG Emily JANUARY

Gladys Girl Model|Emily Grace Anderson, Photography|Jenny Lynn Photography, jennylynnphotowv.com HMUA|Mark Castle, Makeup by Mark, Kearneysville WV, Flowers provided by Jordan & Hess Co. Martinsburg, WV Dress|Lucci Lu, Grace Raine Bridal in Martinsburg, WV, Dogs provided by Sage Olah of At Your Bark’n Call, Winchester VA Photos on opener with table/flowers/bar seat were taken at Stoneys Whiskey Wine & Raw Bar119 East Martin StMartinsburg, WV 25403

GG Soleil FEBRUARY

Gladys Girl Model|Soleil Ysuiza Photography & HMUA|Jennifer Ysuiza Photography @jennifer_ysuiza_photography

GG Morgan MARCH

Gladys Girl Model|Morgan Wing Photography|Susan Costa Photography, @susancostaphotography_ HMUA|Vanessa Ouellette,@vanessawhitneyartistry

Jenny and the City EcoLuxe ROCKNROLLA

It’s time to celebrate life and Hollywood ‘s Lifestyle award events; yes at it’s best. The location was the iconic Yamashiro restaurant in the heart of Hollywood with boasting spectacular city views, stunning architecture and tranquil gardens. Los Angeles’s leading sustainable creative producer, Debbie Durkin brought the magic and the fun and as per usual the best food. This time it was the delicious and decadent sushi boats, my favorite garlic noodles and wontons were amongst the great Asian selection catered by Yamashiro’s Chef.

Upon my arrival, I felt at home. Everyone was so welcoming and I just felt like I knew everyone. I was spoiled by the self-care mask with an amazing Avec Prestige Pro, which is a 5 in 1 smart anti-aging skin device. Who doesn’t love looking & keeping young? Then the team at LEBAE gave me a vitamin b12 shot to boost my energy. They were giving VIP drips but for those you had to sit down for at least thirty minutes and clearly I was more on the social side of going everywhere, but no worries I will do it the next time and share my experience, even if I’m scared of needles. I was then introduced to Casa Luigi an Italian prosecco that comes in cans, so you can take it anywhere and it was so refreshing. It’s actually available in one of my favorite local markets, so it was such a great find! I always have it.

There was a photo booth for fun selfies, make up artist artists and hairstylist to glam us up. I also found my new favorite shades from Mo Eyewear and of course living in Sunny California you need to own good sunglasses.

The event was filled with lots of familiar faces amongst them Farrah Abraham, Patricia Kara, Sawyer Holt, Olivier Alexander, Porscha Coleman, Kinya Claiborne, Shaman Durek Verrett, George Satsidis and Chris Gialanella

It was such a wonderful time and can’t wait for the next one.

XOXO, Jenny and the City

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