KELLY LE BROCK Explore WIDER 150
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20 Summer is Here, Welcome to INdulge Magazine
24 Sauvage Swimwear
32 Beach Chic
42 On Deck
46 Into the Night
50 Timeless and Girlie Sexy White Lace
52 Operation Destination
54 Fashion Designer Pamela Quinzi
56 Michael Andrews Bespoke
60 The Victoriaâ€™s Secret Fashion Show is Going to New York City
62 Ancient Greek Sandals
64 Summer Beauty
66 Erno Laszlo
68 Scents for Men and Women
70 What You Need for the Perfect At-Home Shave
72 Sexy Beach Tousle
73 What do Men Really Want in Bed
76 Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio
CONTENTS Summer 2015
80 Kelly Le Brock, the Woman in Red is Back
84 Famous Staten Island Musicians
86 Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Dance with Me Presents “SWAY A Dance Trilogy”
90 George Carapella, Tradition in Taxes
116 Dean J. Tatooles Lens of the Southern Cross
142 Michael Gonzalez-Wallace, Super Body Super Brain
144 Jonathan D. Pigno, Whispers From the Sand
146 A Night At The Multiplex
98 The Stone House
102 Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors
104 Top 10 Beach Drinks Around the World
106 Summer Cocktail Recipes, 8 Cool Drinks from Hot New York Restaurants
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CONTENTS Summer 2015
110 Wider 150 Superyacht, Now Named Genesi, on Track for Delivery in September 2015
120 Crème de la Crème
122 Monaco Principality of Taste
124 Bali Bulgari Hotels
126 Servidio, Luxury Style of Homes
128 Luxury Custom Kitchens
134 An Unapologetically Modern Collection from Tiffany’s
136 Wedding Venue is it Just for Indoors?
139 Oleg Cassini
140 Deborah Lindquist
148 SUMMER FUN ON “OLD STATEN ISLAND”
150 Astrogicial Forecasts... June to August 2015
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Summer is here and I am very excited to share with you our premier summer edition of INdulge magazine redefining luxury. Indulge magazine is published quarterly catering to the seasons that deliver the cutting edge of style. Every edition will be enriched with content to enhance your lifestyle and exploratory ways. Our island demonstrates a variety of landscapes but in the entirety of it all, we all share one goal.... to have and we do want more. With several added features, INdulge magazine defines luxury in a more close up and personal view of the community and beyond. In this issue we explore the captivating luxurious style of what it is to coast on a Wider Superyacht. Just a few million dollars to own but well worth as it evokes quality of ambience that drifts your trips to endless possibilities. Fast pace to Fashion and Beauty methods that are always upbeat and ready to try the latest trends. With all that escape into dreaming and creating a backyard oasis, enhance your home design, to the tantalizing delights of culinary fare. What better with all of that to have perhaps a luxe fur and beautiful diamonds for extra dazzle. Pack your bags and get ready to Jetset! It was a pleasure to feature Kelly Le Brock on our cover, with an article of her wonderful life she developed. Enjoy looking through our magazine and look forward to seeing you at our magazine cover events showcasing a theme and red carpet flair. Look for our next magazine in September! We all strive to live well. We all strive for a life well lived. Welcome to INdulge magazine redefining luxury. Live, Love, Laugh Georgia Publisher
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GODDESS CAFTAN Stunning Silk chiffon Caftan with Italian gold beaded neckline. The seams are fitted to the body, with a draw-string waist that has gold end caps and extra wide arm holes, giving this caftan a glamorous draped silhouette. $240.00 Available at sauvagewear.com
DA VINCI Truly a work of art, the DaVinci bikini has a beautifully unique bandeau top with an elegant gold adornment center piece. Rolldown bottom can be adjusted for desired coverage. $238.00 Available at sauvagewear.com
POMPEII BANDEAU This stunning multicolor mosaic Pompeii printed bandeau bikini is made with luxuriously soft and rich Italian Nylon Lycra and embellished with hand placed multicolor Swarovski crystals that shimmer beautifully in the sun. $242.00 Available at sauvagewear.com
ORANGE PLAID RETRO LYCRA SWIMWEAR Slim-fit retro swim trunk that’s stylish and sophisticated. Beautiful Italian plaid nylon lycra is the perfect shape of blue with orange and white stripes. White waistband, lace-up, and side stripes contrast nicely with the printed plaid. Inner mesh-liner, 3.5” inseam 12” length $70.00 Available at sauvagewear.com
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RELAXED & REFINED from day to night
POMPEII ONE PIECE This stunning multicolor mosaic Pompeii printed one piece is made with luxuriously soft and rich Italian Nylon Lycra and embellished with hand placed multicolor Swarovski crystals that shimmer beautifully in the sun. $220.00 Available at sauvagewear.com
Beach Chic SOPHIE ANDERSON Jonas crocheted cotton tote $665
HAMPTON SUN SPF30 Lotion, 118ml $36 NORMA KAMALI Goddess Mio plunge swimsuit $335
GUCCI Wide-brim woven paper yarn hat $435
ROCHAS Crystal-embellished suede and leather slides $1,150
ISABEL MARANT Matt aviator-style metal sunglasses $365
MELISSA JOY MANNING 14-karat gold and silver multi-stone cuff $2,650
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Beach Chic LA PERLA Ethno Soutache stretch-jersey coverup $680
EUGENIA KIM Sunny tulle-trimmed toyo sunhat $415
LA PERLA Ethno Soutache bandeau bikini $770.00
LINDA FARROW Round-frame rose gold-plated and acetate sunglasses $1,095.00 CHAN LUU Gold-plated, gunmetal-plated and leather bracelet $345
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GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Crystal-embellished metallic leather sandals $495.00
MON CHERI RESORT DRESS This beautiful resort dress softly drapes over the torso portion of the body, and then fits snugly over the hips creating a very elegant and flattering silhouette. It also has an open back with crystal beaded end caps on the ties. This resort dress is perfect as a swimsuit cover up to complete your glamorous beach look, or as a stand alone dress for a day/night out. $180.00 Available at sauvagewear.com
WHITE PALMS SURF SHORTS Navy Blue palm trees silhouetted on an white background. Midlength surf-short made with European Nylon. Has a velcro fly, ties at waist. Also available in aqua and navy. 7” inseam and 17” length. $75.00 Available at sauvagewear.com
PACIFIC FLORAL RETRO LYCRA SWIMMER Tropical slim-fit retro swim trunk that’s stylish and sophisticated. Subtle 3-color floral print has a soft touch and four-way stretch. Pacific floral is a seafoam green base print with dark green outlines and cream flowers/waistband/drawstring. Atlantic floral is a light blue base print with royal blue outlines and white flowers/waistband/drawstring. 3.5” length 12” inseam Mesh Liner $65.00 Available at sauvagewear.com
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PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI Striped Silk Dress $ 520
RED VALENTINO Sheer Shirt with Lace $ 575
EMILIO PUCCI Striped Silk Cropped Top $ 840
PAUL ANDREW Neapoli Wedges with Leather $ 705
RED VALENTINO Striped Mini Skirt $ 275
EMILIO PUCCI Cotton Twill Sailor Skirt $ 865
CHLOĂ‰ Beky Leather Wedges $ 715
SERGIO ROSSI Two-Tone Leather Slingbacks $ 695 Available at stylebop.com 45
Into the Night
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Into the Night
JONATHAN SIMKHAI Cotton-blend brocade and mesh midi dress $1,395
GIVENCHY Jacquard mini dress with pleated skirt $6,290 48
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Tigris draped crepe maxi dress $770
ELIZABETH AND JAMES Clarissa stretch-crepe mini dress $365
ISABEL MARANT Glory ruffled cotton-gauze mini dress $2,140
Oscar Night OSCAR DE LA RENTA Disk gold-plated crystal necklace $745 Oscar de la Renta’s glamorous necklace is crafted from gold-plated pewter and encrusted rows of glimmering crystals. The hinged disks will sit flush against any top or dress. Adjust the length to suit your outfit. Lobster clasp fastening
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Goa embellished satin box clutch $1,690 Complete formal looks with Oscar de la Renta’s opulent ‘Goa’ box clutch. Constructed in Italy from ivory satin, this elegant style is covered in faux pearls, glimmering crystals and bugle beads. Opt to carry it over your shoulder with the concealable shoulder strap. Ivory satin Magnetic clasp fastening at top Comes with dust bag
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Talina metallic leather sandals $1,090 Oscar de la Renta’s captivating gold sandals are made from malleableleather that’s reminiscent of liquid metal. Each cutout has been shaped to resemble a tiny bow, giving this bold style a feminine finish. Show yours off against high hemlines after-dark. Heel measures approximately 115mm/ 4.5 inches Gold leather Zip fastening along back Designer color: Platinum Available at NET-A-PORTER.com 49
Timeless and Girlie
ROBERTO CAVALLI Eyelet-embellished crepe dress $2,600
SELF-PORTRAIT Graciella paneled floral-lace and mesh mini dress $520
VIX Teca lace-paneled cotton-voile maxi dress $235
BAND OF OUTSIDERS Lace-trimmed cotton-gauze dress $425
Sexy White Lace
VALENTINO Lace-paneled ruffled knitted mini dress $3,690
SELF-PORTRAIT Ruffled guipure lace mini dress $385
ROBERTO CAVALLI Lace-paneled crochet-knit maxi dress $3,080
MELISSA ODABASH Karen lace-paneled cotton dress $200
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Safari leather-trimmed fiberboard travel trolley $1,720 Globe-Trotter’s 1920s-inspired ‘Safari’ travel trolley has been handcrafted in Hertfordshire, England – it took 10 days to make involving over 98 processes. Constructed from lightweight yet supremely durable fiberboard, it’s finished with leather buckles and has a capacious canvas-lined interior. Wheel it through departure lounges or carry it using the top or side handle.
Spiaggia bone, resin and gold-tone bracelet $455 EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Rosantica’s ‘Spiaggia’ bracelet is handcrafted from 14 strands of polished bone and resin beads strung on elastic for a flexible fit. A gold-tone brass cockle charm adds shine to this accessory - it’s a mold of a real shell collected by designer Michela Panero on her travels.
BURBERRY SHOES & ACCESSORIES
Suede sandals $395 Burberry’s sandals have been made in Italy from soft brick suede and finished with a jute sole and rubber heel for grip. A twill panel at the back is decorated with the label’s signature check. Work yours with shorts and skirts.
SISLEY - PARIS
Sunleÿa Age Minimizing After Sun Care, 50ml $240 Sisley - Paris’ refreshing lotion is the all-in-one treatment your skin needs after sun exposure. Not only does this lightweight and fast-absorbing formula soothe, it also provides antiaging benefits from collagen-boosting Alkekengi Calyx Extract and wrinklefighting natural moisturizers. The results are a visibly smoother and luminous complexion.
Aviator-style metal sunglasses $345 Named after the brave men and women who bore them proudly on their journeys, aviator-style sunglasses are timeless. Inset withanthracite-hued lenses and and clear-tipped arms, Gucci’s metal pair is a chic choice. Make them your trans-seasonal signature.
SISLEY - PARIS KENNETH JAY LANE
Gold-plated beaded necklace $140 Kenneth Jay Lane’s gold-plated necklace has a refined bohemian feel. The weighted tassel is adorned with multicolored amazonite beads and suspended from a long-length twisted chain. Wear it against a Vneckline for a flattering finish.
SPF50 Sunleÿa Age Minimizing Sunscreen Cream Broad Spectrum, 51.5g $300 Sun protection is key to maintaining a youthful appearance. Sisley - Paris’ dual-action formula contains a broad spectrum UVA/UVB filtering complex to prevent sunburn while combating the formation of wrinkles and pigmentation spots. Non-greasy and incredibly lightweight, this moisturizing cream glides on sheer and won’t leave filmy residue over your base tan.
Cabas S leather-trimmed cotton-canvas tote $885 Balenciaga’s ‘Cabas S’ tote has been crafted in Italy from cottoncanvasand bolstered with a leather base, handles and trim. The expandable snap-fastening sides give the option of additional space. This carryall comes with a detachable pouch, so your cell, credit cards and keys are always easy to find.
Maxi woven toquilla straw tote $260 Sensi Studio’s totes are woven by hand using durable toquilla straw. Hand-dyed in a bold royal-blue, this structured style is accented with a detachable rainbow tassel charm. Stow your in-flight or beach essentials in its roomy interior.
ETRO PALOMA BARCELÓ
Leather espadrille wedge sandals $380 Paloma Barceló’s wedge sandals have an espadrille heel that extends to the ankle for a supportive fit. They’re crafted with slim black leatherstraps to balance the chunky silhouette. Style yours with everything from tailored pants to denim shorts.
Printed wool and silk-blend scarf $620 Etro’s semi-sheer scarf has been made in Italy from a luxuriously soft and light wool and silk-blend. Printed with the label’s signature paisley motif, this fringe-trimmed style will add a vibrant splash of color to simple outfits.
SENSI STUDIO EUGENIA KIM
Courtney tulle-trimmed toyo trilby $350 Eugenia Kim gives this classic trilby a ladylike update with black tulletrims along the edge of the brim. Handcrafted in New York, this summer essential works equally well poolside, as it does in the city.
Natural Replenishing Cream, 50ml $130 Turn back the clock to a soft, wrinkle-free complexion with this intensive moisturizer that replenishes weakened skin depleted in youth hormones. Sun damaged and prematurely aged skin looks and feels instantly revived - a great SOS product.
Lady Ibiza toquilla straw sunhat $235 Hand-woven by artisans in Ecuador, Sensi Studio’s ‘Lady Ibiza’ sunhat takes approximately two days to make. Lightweight yet durable, this wide-brimmed piece is crafted from traditional toquilla straw. It’s finished with a pom-pom trim and a smooth voile internal band for a comfortable fit.
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Fashion Designer Pamela Quinzi
n May 2012 Italian Fashion designer Pamela Quinzi officially launched the new brand KILAME.
The label feature One-of-a-Kind shoes and couture concept dresses, accessories for a sexy woman, chic, elegant, a New Modern Princess. Since then itâ€™s been an amazing journey in New York and internationally. Pamelaâ€™s work is flirty, fun, and hip. She does research everyday, working with embroidery, lace, vintage pieces, Swarovski crystals, giving her creations a magic atmosphere. www.pamelaquinzi.com
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ichael Andrews Bespoke (MAB) is New York City’s premier custom clothier for men. We are not your father’s custom tailor. We cut slim and sleek for a modern look that’s both striking and refined. Every Michael Andrews Bespoke garment is crafted to your precise measurements – and finished to our exacting standards – for an unparalleled fit that is sure to command attention. MAB was launched in 2006 with goal of making the world’s finest bespoke garments available to men around the world. Since then Michael Andrews Bespoke has been named to “Best of ” lists by New York Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, Time Out New York, Bloomberg Markets, and AM New York and has been featured in GQ , The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WWD, Hemispheres Magazine and Business Insider and on NBC and CBS local news and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. Michael Andrews Bespoke also provides much of the wardrobe for the principal actors in USA Network’s hit show White Collar.
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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is Going to New York City
It’s official. This year’s annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will take place in New York City. “The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be held in New York City,” said Sharen Jester Turney, Victoria’s Secret Chief Executive Officer. “New York City was the site of the first ever Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 1995, and holds a special place in our history and our hearts. For this year’s show, our twentieth, we’re returning to where it all began.” With a crew of newly appointed angels, we are excited to see what this year’s show will have in store. Last year’s VS fashion show took place in London, England and featured performances by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Hozier. And we’ll never forget Ariana Grande getting hit by accident with an Angel’s wings. It was very well choreographed and the lightness of that played out beautifully. The show is always a must see filled with excitement of fashions that we would all want to wear especially those wings. Looking forward to the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion show.
Antigone glittered leather sandals $285
Chrysso beaded leather sandals $270
Thebes lace-up leather sandals $350
ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS Designs are inspired by traditional architecture pottery and mythology. Handmade quality lace-up or not they will work with a variety of outfits.
Maria leather sandals $275
Semele metallic leather sandals $200
Thalia watersnake sandals $270 Available at NET-A-PORTER.com 62
Sofia High lace-up leather sandals $395
Every beach lover needs go-to products before, during and after a long day spent in the sunshine...here are a few of our favorite products.
LIP BALM Now that RODIN olio lusso has successfully made your skin as supple and smooth as it can possibly be, it can work the same magic on your lips! Linda Rodin, New York Fashion Stylist and Beauty Entrepreneur, has done it again by incorporating her famous floral scent in a delightfully moisturizing, all natural, sheer lip balm. The blush colored balm combines jasmine, orange flower oil, shea butter, beeswax, and castor seed oil. Packaged beautifully in a chic lucite square compact, this lip balm is perfect for your pocket or purse! $34 oliolusso.com
LEILANI BISHOP Fragrances Pikake Fragrace Oil Luxury perfume and fragrance oils in single note floral scents that take you on Leilani’s journey around the world, from Hawaii to the Mediterranean. Lilac, Orange Blossom, Pikake $62 leilanibishop.com
EYE ALERT An energizing eye treatment that combats puffiness and dark circles. Made with cooling extracts to energize and hydrate the thinner skin of the eye area A potent blend of vitamins and Caffeine fights fatigue With regular use, skin appears strengthened and the look of fine dehydration lines is reduced $22.50 kiehls.com
AESOP Oil Free Facial Hydrating Serum A hydrating serum for combination, oily or troubled skin. This rapidly absorbed, lightweight serum – boosted with Vitamins B and C and antioxidant-rich ingredients – is an excellent alternative to cream-based moisturisers. Superb greaseless hydration extends from an Aloe Vera base to leave skin smooth and shine-free. $63.00 aesop.com MASON PEARSON Popular Mixture Hair Brush Effective for all hair types but recommended for normal to thick or long hair, the Popular Mixture hair brush creates luxurious, soft hair that is easier to manage. Crafted with 8 rings of fine boar bristle and nylon tufts, the brush spreads sebum oil evenly over strands for more beautiful, healthy hair without split ends or irritation to the scalp. To help prolong the life of your brush, a hair brush cleaner is included to remove trapped hair from the bristles. Made in England. $205 barneys.com
AFTER SUN DAILY MOISTURIZER Hampton Sun’s After Sun Daily Moisturizer hydrates and repairs the skin after sunbathing, helps prolong both a healthy looking tan and also works wonders as a daily moisturizer with luxe moisture and anti-aging benefits. Its smooth texture absorbs into skin quickly to protect skin from daily moisture loss, environmental stressors and to provide additional defense against the appearance of fine lines $34.00 hamptonsuncare.com
FACE & BODY SONIC CLEANSING Versatility at its best, Clarisonic PLUS offers a total face and body experience for clean, beautiful skin. Cleansing is the essential first step in a healthy skin care ritual. The patented Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Brush uses a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to deeply cleanse the skin far more effectively, yet more gently, than traditional superficial cleansing or simple rotating brushes. The result is noticeably smoother, more radiant skin. $180 clarisonic.com
UV CLEAR BROAD-SPECTRUM SPF 46 What it is: A lightweight, oil-free sunscreen to protect acne-prone and sensitive skin. What it’s used for: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 (formerly Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46) provides protection to your complexion to shield harmful UVA and UVB rays from causing damage. The smooth formula features hyaluronic acid to moisturize while lactic acid refines the skin to clear pores and reduce shine. Fragrance free.$32 www.dermstore.com
SACHAJUAN LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER While the term “super-fine” is normally a compliment, it’s a very different story when it comes to hair. This treatment offers a perfect solution, tapping a light, oil-free formula to promote healthy growth and encourage maximum volume. Its leave-in ingredients (sourced from algae extracts) keep hair soft and moisturized throughout the day, so you can be sure that it’s working just as hard as you are. $31.00 birchbox.com 65
ERNO LASZLO Transphuse Rapid Renewal Cell Protocol – Single Vial Program The Transphuse Rapid Renewal Cell Protocol, is now available in a oneweek, single vial, protocol. It is engineered to reverse the signs of bio-aging where they begin - at the cellular level. This highly active formula inhibits progerin, the “age toxin,” to delay the signs of aging, boost cell renewal and rejuvenate the skin. This travels-size vial is a 15ML ampoule pump which shows results within 1 week after use. Price: $175 Available at ErnoLaszlo.com, The Institute—Erno Laszlo, Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus.
ERNO LASZLO Hydra-Therapy Refresh Infusion Restore youthful radiance to dry skin with this fast-absorbing, deep penetrating silky pink serum. Its triple-action formula delivers intense hydration, plumping and smoothing the skin while also helping reverse the damage caused by dehydration. This highly effective light serum includes potent triple-hydration and probiotic complexes to help restore skin’s vital water reserves and defense mechanisms, leaving it soft, supple and radiant. Powered by 3 Skin-Balancing Ingredients: § Probiobalance Complex: Delivers vital bioactive nutrients that detoxify and strengthen the skin’s immune system. § Triple-Action Moistur e Charge Complex: Micro-encapsulated Hyaluronic Acid delivers powerful hydration—from skin’s surface to its cellular level. § Rose Extract: A natural source of vitamin C that’s derived from the wild rose; its essential fatty acids help heal, soften and retain moisture in skin. Price: $100, Available at ErnoLaszlo.com and The Erno Laszlo Institute
ormulated to protect and repair the fragile and sensitive skin around the eye contour area, Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair preserves and firms this delicate skin while defending against environmental stressors. The luxurious gel-cream cools on contact and dramatically improves hydration while restoring youthful elasticity and vibrancy of the skin. This repairing formula is equipped with a revolutionary 360degree Repair Complex, a blend of innovative actives with global action on youth genes, effectively extending cellular vitality and longevity. These actives boost ATP levels while protecting existing collagen from degradation and effectively targeting uneven skin tone to brighten and improve the look of dark circles.
Erno Laszlo’s 360degree Repair Complex includes ingredients to revitalize, regenerate, smooth, heal, tighten and improve skin tone, among other advantages. Ingredients include marula oil, tamanu oil, caffeine, raspberry stem cells, artichoke extract, pine extract and moisturizing ingredients kukui nut oil and sweet almond oil.
• Repairs damage deep within the skin while protecting against further damage, working on several levels to counteract the loss of elasticity, dryness and deepening of wrinkles • Firms and lifts the delicate skin around the eyes • Brightens the appearance of dark circles and reduces inflammation and puffiness • Nourishes and intensely hydrates by bringing long-lasting moisture to the skin around the eyes • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles • Protects and combats the effects of harmful environmental factors
For Best Results
In the morning and evening, apply delicately on a cleansed and toned eye contour area. Using the ring finger, apply from the outer corner of the ocular bone inward and up toward the brow bone. Whenever layering products, apply thin formulations before thick. For best results, use in synergy with the Phormula 3-9 range. Appropriate for all skin types. Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair will be available at The Erno Laszlo Institute in New York, at www.ernolaszlo.com and at Erno Laszlo counters at Nordstrom
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Bond No. 9 ‘The Scent of Peace for Him’ Fragrance 3.4 oz $265.00
Tom Ford ‘Noir’ Eau de Parfum 3.4 oz $129.00
Valentino ‘Uomo’ Eau de Toilett 5.1 oz $120.00
Vince Camuto ‘Man’ Eau de Toilette Spray 3.4 oz $70.00
John Varvatos ‘Oud’ Fragrance 4.2 oz. $150.00
Creed ‘Aventus’ Fragrance 4 oz $350.00
Viktor & Rolf ‘Spicebomb’ Eau de Toilette 5oz $145.00
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Dolce & Gabbana Beauty ‘Dolce’ Eau de Parfum Spray 5 oz $160.00
Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum 2.5 oz $145.00
Valentino ‘Valentina’ Eau de Parfum 2.7 oz $112.00
Dior ‘Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet’ Eau de Toilette Spray 3.4 oz $98.00
Giorgio Armani ‘Si’ Eau de Parfum 3.4 oz $115.00
MARC JACOBS ‘Daisy Dream’ Eau de Toilette Spray 3.4 oz $94.00
Bond No. 9 ‘Perfumista Avenue’ Eau de Parfum 3.3 oz $350.00
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What You Need for
SHAVE BRUSH AND RAZOR. Collezione Barbiere Deluxe Shaving Stand with brush and razor, Acqua di Parma. Available at Marcus. Investing in a high-quality manual razor and brush will make shaving a more pleasant experience. Polished brass, wenge wood, and badger bristles (the best for working up a solid lather) make this handcrafted kit a must-have item.
PRE-SHAVE OIL. Pre-Shave Oil, The Art of Shaving. Available at theartofshaving.com. The merits of pre-shave oil are debatable, but guys with beards swear by its ability to soften facial hair, diminishing the uncomfortable friction that causes razor burn.
SHAVE CREAM. White Eagle Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream, Kiehlâ€™s. Available at Nordstrom. A fan favorite for decades, this no-nonsense cream creates a smooth, nick-free shave, even without water - plus, itâ€™s mentholated to deliver a cooling sensation that combats irritation.
the Perfect At-Home Shave SHAVE SCRUB. Face Buff Energizing Scrub, Jack Black. Available at Sephora,. The secret to a close shave is careful preparation. Plan ahead by using an exfoliating cleanser to get rid of excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells.
SHAVING SERUM. Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum, Aesop. Available at aesop.com Perfect for shavers with more sensitive skin, foamless serums capitalize on the benefits of botanical oils for a more moisturizing experience.
AFTER SHAVE. Cade After Shave Balm, L’Occitane en Provence. Available at loccitane.com/Cade Eliminate redness and ease razor burn with an aftershave balm filled with natural ingredients like shea butter, birchwood sap, and juniper and rosemary essential oils.
BEAUTY ELIXIR. Beauty Elixir, Caudalie. Available at Sephora. Sure, it’s primarily marketed to women, but this best-selling mist is also one of shaving fanatics’ best-kept secrets for post-shave hydration.
TRAVEL SHAVE KIT. Logan Leather Travel Kit, Frye. Available at Nordstrom, You can’t do all of your shaving from home; travel is inevitable, so why not pack your tools in something a little more substantial than a Ziploc bag? 71
1. Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray: The attractive packaging lured me in and the gorgeous scent got me hooked, but this versatile spray offers more than just surfer hair. With moisturizing oils, you can add more throughout the day with zero buildup. At Baneys.com for $39.
4. Frédéric Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves: Sea kelp extract keeps your hair refreshed, a UV shield prevents colored hair from fading, and marine peptides revitalize damaged locks for all-around style and protection. At Fekkai.com for $20.
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hat was once merely a cult product for girls who had never touched a surfboard but wanted to look like they could hang ten and city-slickers who yearned for a touch of the salty ocean in their beauty routine is now a hair-arsenal mainstay for any and every snob who likes a little bit of sexy tousle to her mane. Here, the top five sprays for getting that sea-breezy, beach-bum look:
2. Charlotte Ronson A Perfect Mess Beach Hair: The same says it all, but what makes Charlotte’s spray special is the infusion of Light Filter Technology for shine that adjusts according to your lighting! At Gilt.com for $20.
3. Sachajuan Ocean Mist: This Swedish brand’s products are as clean and pure as their minimalist bottles. Free of parabens, sulfates, and anything bad, once it’s sprinkled through your locks, twist with your fingertips for piece-y texture. At Nordstrom for $28.
5. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray: The original, the classic. Bumble and Bumble were among the first to bless us with saltsprayed hair and it doesn’t get more quintessentially beachy than this. On Sephora for $27.
Helping Millions of Men and Women Like YOU Conquer Dating, Find Love, and Build Amazing Relationships
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Bed? By David Wygant
ow do you keep a man so sexually addicted to you he’ll never stray? How can you keep the passion alive in the bedroom, even after you’ve been together a while?
I’ve said it before, but great sex is the glue that holds any good relationship together, yet all the time I hear the same complaints from women. Their man isn’t interested in sex anymore, or it only lasts for a few minutes, or he can’t do it without watching porn in the background. How many times have you dated Mr. One Pump? You jump into bed, and after a quick fumble and a couple of thrusts, he’s apologizing, telling you it’s “never happened before, but I’ll be better next time I promise!” How many times does the sex get better for you? So what’s the secret to amazing sex? What’s the secret to giving a man exactly what he wants, while finding satisfaction for yourself? I’m about to reveal the secret, and you’ll want to pay attention, because what I’m going to tell you could transform your sex life forever. You can thank me later. The secret to amazing sex, AND a deeper emotional connection with a man is… To know what great sex means to HIM! That’s right. You need to know what he wants in the bedroom, and then you have to tell him what YOU want in the bedroom. You see, there’s been a lie out there circulated by so-called experts for years, which says that men don’t like to be told what to do in the bedroom.
For years, you’ve believed that you couldn’t tell a man what you like. For years you’ve believed you had to put up with average sex, because you’d upset your man if you told him what you liked. It’s all a lie, and in fact, it’s probably the reason so many couples out there suffer bad sex. The truth is, men absolutely do want to know how to please you, to turn on your light sexually, to drive you wild and take you to places you’ve never been before. We want to make you the ultimate goddess of desire. Of course we do. We’re men. If you get nothing else from this article know this… All men want to be studs.Period.It’s in our DNA. When a man rock’s his woman’s world, when he is her ultimate sexual fantasy, he feels like a super hero. He feels like YOUR super hero. And that’s all he wants to be. All you have to do is know the right buttons to push, and which switch to flip. So how do you know which buttons to push and which switch to flip?
The 3 Rules For Talking To Your Man About Sex: Rule #1: Make Him A Super Hero – Stick To The Positive. Rule #2: A Little Mystery Goes A Long Way. Rule #3: Be His Accomplice, Not His School Teacher davidwygant.com
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ere at Drs. Galligan and Villa Dental Studio we consider ourselves family, and that is also the number one goal for our patients - to bring them in and make them a part of our family.
Drs. Thomas Galligan and Gerard Villa are the foundation for the practice, both having grown up and raised families in Staten Island. They have always believed in community service and have both been very active with numerous charitable organizations including St. Clare's Church in Great Kills, Rolling Thunder, and the YMCA. They have been best friends since meeting each other in kindergarten at St. Clare back in 1960. The office has been located in the heart of the South Shore of Staten Island for over 30 years, and the motto has never faltered - we put patient comfort and care above everything! We
realize that patients are nervous and anxious about seeing the dentist and we try our best to minimize these fears and make the experience as comfortable as possible. Our commitment is to provide the highest quality of comprehensive and advanced dental treatment in a caring, professional environment. We strive to serve our patients with compassion and respect in order to achieve the ultimate goal of patient satisfaction. We combine the highest quality of dental care with the most technologically advanced dentistry on the market. Our state of the art office offers digital X rays, 3-Dimensional X rays, LASER gum treatments, and all our restorations are made here in the USA! Drs. Galligan and Villa are happy to treat your entire family! We enjoy treating patients of all ages and recommend a child to
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come see us as early as 3 years old. Four years ago, Drs. Galligan and Villa welcomed Dr. Ryan Galligan to the practice. He is the son of Dr. Thomas Galligan and the godson of Gerard Villa. He looks forward to continue the tradition of treating the community with the highest quality of dentistry for many years to come. Drs. TJ and Gerard are looking forward to the future with their new partner.
call or check our website (www.galliganvilla.com) for more details and to find out if our DSP can help you get the best dental care at a lower price! Drs. Galligan and Villa has been servicing the community for over 3 decades and with our newest family addition, we will be here for many more decades to come, so please call us today to set up your next appointment.
All the dentists at Drs. Galligan and Villa take their continuing education very seriously and attend many lectures around the nation to make sure that we stay up to date with the latest technology. This allows us to provide our patients with the best dental care around! Here are Drs. Galligan and Villa, we understand the rising costs of dental and health care, so we have created an in-house Dental Savings Plan for those patients who have no dental insurance. In this plan, we offer comprehensive dental care at reduced fees to help lower the cost of out of pocket expenses. Please
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elly LeBrock was once considered a pin-up girl and movie star. She was married to Steven Seagal until their divorce in 1996. Kelly has revealed how the divorce effected her. Supermodel and actress Kelly LeBrock, who rose to fame in the 80s in iconic films like The Woman In Red and Weird Science, has stayed out of the spotlight for nearly two decades, but the former model is now ready to return to Hollywood -- after she first opens up about her past and marriage to action movie star Steven Seagal in a forthcoming memoir, of course. LeBrock’s current life looks nothing like her past. At 15, she began modeling and became one of the top models in the 1970s, appearing in Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Once in California, at age 24, Kelly married aspiring movie producer Victor Drai in 1984. 'We went to Paris, fell in love and rented a bunch of French movies. We saw Pardon Mon Affaire and decided it was a good film to remake in Hollywood.' That film became Woman In Red, and Drai cast Kelly in the title role. Kelly played the sexy siren Charlotte, Gene Wilder’s love interest, and in one iconic scene she stood atop an air vent that caused her red dress to billow upward in the wind. By 1984, she married aspiring movie producer Victor Drai, who cast her in the title role of “Woman in Red” opposite Gene Wilder. The film earned an Academy Award and made a star of LeBrock. After her marriage to Drai ended in 1986, LeBrock was introduced to Seagal, now 62, a year later. “He spoke fluent Japanese and he could do acupuncture, chiropractics, sang, played guitar and drums, and could draw." “There seemed to be nothing he couldn’t do. He was an allround Renaissance man and I was instantly attracted to him.” But their marriage was stormy and split in 1996. LeBrock said she stayed with the action hero for nearly 10 years because of their three children before finally calling it quits. After the divorce in 1996, LeBrock gave up her life in Beverly Hills for a more secluded one in the country on a sprawling ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. "When I split with Steven Seagal, the divorce was very ugly, and details of the case were on the evening news," the British star, now 54, "I didn't want my kids seeing it, so I simply got rid of the TV. I moved my kids out of L.A. so they could grow up with real people -- the kids of gas pump attendants, plumbers and real family people."
I simply got rid of the TV. I moved my kids out of L.A. so they could grow up with real people.
It’s bloody exhausting! To work the land full time keeps me so fit that I haven’t worked out in seven years.
Kelly LeBrock recently revealed that she was too afraid to leave her home. “I feared everything and didn’t want to leave the house,” LeBrock lives in a single-story farmhouse, where she grows her own vegetables, makes her own cheese and yogurt, and spends evenings riding her horse, Kiwi. “It’s bloody exhausting!” she said about her life now. “To work the land full time keeps me so fit that I haven’t worked out in seven years. I clean the pool myself, muck out the pigs and the horses.” Kelly LeBrock has spent the past few years writing a memoir and she is making a return to Hollywood. 'Writing about that experience in my book has been incredibly painful, but I’m relieved the truth will finally come out.' Kelly says that it was her love for their three children— Dominic, Annaliza and Arissa Seagal—that caused her to stay with Seagal through many explosive and traumatic times. Kelly LeBrock will always be the timeless beauty that made every guy's heart race.
Famous Staten By John Louis Sub-
Over the years Staten Island has been the home to many people in the music field, here are three well-known musicians who were born on the island. CHRISTINA AGUILERA (born on Staten Island in 1980) Aguilera first appeared on national television in 1990 as a contestant on the Star Search program, and went on to star in Disney Channel’s television series The New Mickey Mouse Club from 1993–1994. Christina lived her first few years in Grasmere. Apart from her work in music, she has also dedicated much of her time as a philanthropist for charities, human rights and world issues. Aguilera’s work has earned her numerous awards, including four Grammy Awards and a Latin Grammy Award.
Island Musicians JOAN BAEZ (born on Staten Island in 1941) Joan, a pioneer in folk music, lived on Maine Avenue in Westerleigh until she was two years old. She was a leader in the folk music revival of the 1960’s. Noted for both her social activism and rich soprano voice, her recording and touring career has spanned over forty years. Her autobiography is called “And a Voice to Sing With” (1987).
DAVID JOHANSEN (born on Staten Island in 1950) In the early 1970’s he was lead singer of the pioneering punk rock group New York Dolls and then in the 1980’s performed as Buster Poindexter. His album Buster Poindexter (1987) featured the hit single Hot, Hot, Hot and was named “party album of the year” by Rolling Stone magazine. He now performs as David Johansen. He is a Port Richmond High School graduate. Johansen began his career in the late 1960’s as a lead singer in the Staten Island band the Vagabond Missionaries.
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V dance personalities Maksim & Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, with guest star appearances by Olympic gold medalist, Meryl Davis, and world-class snowboarder Amy Purdy, joined on stage for a theatrical production produced by Dance With Me studios.
Your favorite dance stars once again up close and personal in SWAY: A Dance Trilogy!
Paralympic medalist, Amy Purdy, SWAY presents the glamour and passion of ballroom and Latin dancing in a whole new way. The all-star cast features world-class celebrity dancers Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Artem Chigvintsev, Henry Byalikov, Jenna Johnson, and Serge Onik, just to name a few. Audiences experienced a spectacular show with original choreography, a fusion of multiple dance styles, and incredible performances from Dance With Me professionals.
The all-star production premiered on Friday, June 5th, 2015 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Starring Maksim & Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Olympic gold medalist, Meryl Davis, and special guests such as
This opportunity presented a peak into the lives of Maksim, Tony, and Val off the screen and on to the stage of Dance With Me live and in person! SWAY is divided into three parts, each anchored by one of the stars of the
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The mesmerizing visuals, allowed for an interactive audience experience, it gave the word guaranteed a whole new meaning to the delight of theatergoers. Dance With Me has taken the live theatrical ballroom dancing to a brand new level. Was thrilled to be a part of the VIP ticket holders and had a chance to meet the entire cast and mingle with the celebrity performers at the exclusive postshow meet & greet, at Saturday night’s official after-party. The performance took my breath away but the genuine quality of the cast in person was a rewarding experience of talented artists. The now 5 locations of Dance With Me Studios is a place to call upon and join the movement. Founded by champion and celebrity dancers, Dance With Me is a national dance company that owns dance studio, hosts professionals shows, and organizes competitions. DWM dance studios offer personalized dance instruction, catering to the unique needs and goals of each student. Dance With Me is for anyone interested in learning to dance, casually or competitively, who has a desire for fun, personal achievement, and social fulfillment. Dance With Me has a perfect combination of first-rate dance instruction, unparalleled facilities, an incredible community, and a commitment to
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sbury Parkâ€™s premier indoor/outdoor beachfront gathering spot, award-winning mixology cocktail lounge, tapas restaurant and private event venue. Watermarkâ€™s environment is refined yet relaxed, upscale yet inclusive - attracting a diverse crowd looking for a fresh way of socializing.
Hovering above the iconic boardwalk with commanding views of the Atlantic Ocean, Watermark caters to 400+ guests who are looking for everything from a romantic evening for two or a night out with friends - to a semi-private birthday celebration for 50 or a private wedding reception for 300. Designed, owned and operated by Russell Lewis and Andrew Hacking, Watermark is open year-round with full hours including Summer Sunday Brunch in June, July and August. Featuring house-infused spirits, seasonally inspired drinks and small bites both day and night, this unique spot has something for everyone.
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at LaFrieda’s first foray into the meat world began in the summer of 1981, at a very young age he started learning the tricks of the meat trade from sunrise to sundown under the watchful eye of his forefathers His grandfather developed into the business in 1906, with the first retail location in 1912. After more then 100 years and 3 generations, today Pat, Pat Sr. and his cousin are hands on to continue giving the best quality there is. When asked working in an environment, that becomes round the clock operation. “We never sleep, but when you enjoy your job it is the best life you can live“ Pat said. “Our customers become our friends by nature and our clients are my best friends.“ That passion was born in New York’s famed meatpacking district, where the dramatically transformed landscape has made butchering unfashionable, pushing LaFrieda to North Bergen, New Jersey. Pat Sr, wanted his son to have and gain the education of a different career path. But Pat still had the family business inspiration of ideas and vision, even though he still went along to start his career in the stock market. Pat worked on Wall Street for a year but he despised it. He had a taste for the family business, so Pat ditched the boiler room to get back in a meat locker. “I was the generation that was supposed to jump out of this business,” Pat said. “I wasn’t supposed to work these hours, I wasn’t supposed to be in these 35 degree temperatures.“ Pat LaFrieda has changed the way food industry looks at meat. With chopped not ground meat the chefs around the world get to experience first hand what it is to have that truck pull into your establishment. Speaking with Pat found that he is a man of principle with a drive of knowledge implemented to him throughout his life to sharing it with several businesses from Manhattan to the outskirts of Staten Island. With a truck route added to Staten Island Pat LaFrieda gave Standard Burger his attention in providing them with the quality that stands behind the LaFrieda brand, bringing it even closer to home.
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Top10 beach drinks around the world
PIÑA COLADA, PUERTO RICO The pineapple, coconut, and rum slurry known as piña colada had been popular in the Caribbean for at least a hundred years before Ramon “Monchito” Marrero, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar (now called Oasis Bar) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, perfected it in the 1950s using cream of coconut. Today, San Juan’s signature cocktail is sipped all over the world, but tastes best in Puerto Rico, by the beach or pool. CAIPIRINHA, BRAZIL Made with sugar, lime, and cachaça—a spirit fermented from sugarcane juice— the caipirinha is ubiquitous in Brazil’s seaside cafés. Even vendors on the beach mix them. Variations abound, the most popular is caipifrutas, which adds one or more of the region’s wide array of fruits, such as caju (cashew fruit), passionfruit, mango, or kiwi. MAI-TAI, POLYNESIA Upon tasting this cocktail of rum, orange curaçao, orgeat syrup (made from almonds), and lime at Polynesian-style lounge Trader Vic’s (then called Hinky Dink) in Oakland, California, in 1944, a Tahitian guest remarked, “maita’i ro’a ‘ae,” meaning “out of this world.” Hence the name mai-tai, or so the story goes. The drink got a boost in Elvis’s hit movie Blue Hawaii and has since become a staple at tiki lounges everywhere. RED STRIPE BEER, JAMAICA So identified is Red Stripe with the Jamaican national identity that when the island formally gained independence from Great Britain in 1962, one columnist suggested the real date should have been 1928, when the beer was first brewed on the island in Kingston. After a couple of marketing glitches in the U.S. market, the lager is now the most popular of all Caribbean beers. DAIQUIRI, CUBA Thanks to the prevalence of rum, lime, and sugar in the Caribbean, the trio became the base for many of the region’s cocktails (as well as the British sailor’s grog). Named for a beach near Santiago, Cuba, the first daiquiri was allegedly invented by a group of American engineers working in the area whose gin supplies had run dry. The drink today is more recognizable to Americans in its fruit-flavored frozen form. 104
MARGARITA, MEXICO Was it a Texas socialite in Acapulco who was looking for something to refresh her party guests on a hot afternoon or a bartender in Tijuana hoping to impress Rita Hayworth (née Margarita Cansino) with a drink in her honor? Regardless of who invented the margarita—the stories are legion—the tart blend of tequila, cointreau, and lime juice in a glass rimmed with salt has become synonymous with Mexico. It’s the top-selling tequila cocktail worldwide. LIMONCELLO, SOUTHERN ITALY When life gave farmers in southern Italy surplus lemons, they soaked the peels in grain alcohol and added sugar to make limoncello. The sweettart digestivo is traditionally sipped after dinner, but is gaining ground as a base for simple cocktails, such as splashed over ice with soda or tonic water, preferably enjoyed while taking in the stunning seaside vistas of the Amalfi Coast. CAPE CODDER, MASSACHUSETTS When cranberry giant Ocean Spray began to promote its juice cocktail as a mixer, suggestions to pair it with Canadian whiskey or rum fell flat. But vodka and cranberry—named the Cape Codder in honor of the beloved Massachusettspeninsula where cranberries thrive—hit it big, spawning multiple variations, including the trendier martini hybrid, the cosmopolitan. ROSÉ, CÔTE D’AZUR, FRANCE Drinking pink has just started to catch on stateside, but a glass of chilled dry rosé has long been de rigueur in the seaside cafés of France’s Côte d’Azur, alongside fish soup and langoustines. Typically made by removing the skins of the red grapes after crushing, rosé is thought of as the less-serious sister to white or red wine, making it the ideal beachside quaff in Saint Tropez. GIN AND TONIC, INDIA Gin was first introduced to tonic to offset its bitter taste so the British, who were occupying India at the time, could stomach the stuff as an anti-malarial. The Brits ended up fancying the crisp combo, adding a wedge of lime, and it became a mainstay of the tropics long after the empire fell. Try it on the beach in Goa while watching the sun set.
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IN SPIRITS Summer Cocktail Recipes:
8 Cool Drinks from Hot New York Restaurants
cotch is my daily drink of choice—specifically, what Christopher Hitchens called “Mr. Walker’s amber restorative.” Or something a little more potent, such as a Speyside single malt or a high-proof bourbon. But when summer hits New York hard, I occasionally get something lighter and more refreshing to survive the increasingly torrid days.
Consider how versatile summer cocktails can be: They can cool you off, make a family barbecue infinitely more pleasant, and they can even match that new citrus-colored bathing suit you just bought. All that I ask is that post-Memorial Day drinks be relatively easy to concoct—a muddle here, a shake there, and perhaps a sprig of something. So for this summer’s recipes, I asked eight New York City bars and restaurants for their coolest cocktails. And by the end of the month, all these drinks could be on the house—yours.
You can never go wrong with a French 75. It’s as delicious (and refreshing) as a summer cocktail can get.
THE ISLAND PASSION COCKTAIL AT THE 21 CLUB “Passion fruit instantly transports me to my favorite islands around the world. With this take on a traditional dark and stormy cocktail, we’re bringing the tropics to 21 for the season.” —Edward Kennelly, bartender Ingredients: 2 oz. Captain Morgan rum 3 oz. ginger beer ½ passion fruit Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.
FRENCH 75 AT THE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL LOUNGE “When the weather shifts in spring, I look for simple and clean flavors. The French 75 is a classic (and very refreshing) cocktail made with cognac, which many people think of as a cold weather spirit. But it’s actually versatile enough to take you right from winter through spring and into summer.” — Michael Neff, master mixologist and beverage director Ingredients: 1 oz. Louis Royer Force 53 VSOP cognac ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice ½ oz. simple syrup ¼ oz. Cointreau Preparation: Serve in a cocktail glass. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist. 21 Club’s island passion cocktail couldn’t be easier to make—it only calls for three ingredients.
During the summer months, I occasionally ditch my flask of single malt Scotch and switch over to rum. And this recipe calls for some fine Jamaican ones. RAGGLE TAGGLE GYPSY AT THE DEAD RABBIT “The combination of two light spirits, tangy sumac cane syrup, nectarine (a fruit best in the summer season), citrus, and the soft eucalyptus and earth tones of the Boker’s Bitters creates a wildly refreshing drink on a summer day or makes it feel like summer when it’s a dreary one. We serve this drink punch style at The Dead Rabbit with a nice chunk of ice and grated nutmeg on top.” —Greg Buda, bartender Ingredients: 1 oz. Pisco Portón .75 oz. Bacardí Heritage .75 oz. sumac cane syrup .75 oz. lemon juice .5 oz. nectarine juice 2 dashes Boker’s Bitters Method: Shaken Glassware: Punch cup and ice nugget Garnish: Nutmeg Sumac Syrup: Add 1 tsp. sumac powder to 3 oz. of a 2:1 cane syrup, mix as the syrup is being made and steep for 30 min.
STORM’S BREWIN’ AT PORCHLIGHT “Jamaican rum, lemon, passion fruit, and grenadine over crushed ice is the perfect drink to sip on a blistery summer day. Its tart and fruity flavors (provided by housemade grenadine and passion fruit) perfectly complement the grassy quality of Jamaican rum.” —Mike Shain, general manager Ingredients: .75 oz. Smith and Cross Jamaican rum .75 oz. Appleton Estate V/X Jamaican rum .5 oz. lemon juice .5 oz. passion fruit syrup .25 oz. grenadine 1 dash Allspice Dram 1 dash Angostura bitters Glass: hurricane Garnish: lemon wheel, orange wheel, demerara rum Method: Build all of the ingredients in a mixing tin. Whip, shake, and strain into a hurricane glass. Float .25 oz. of 151 Demerara rum. Garnish with orange and lemon wheels.
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THE DE LA CALLE MARGARITA AT TOLOACHE “This is a signature cocktail at Toloache: It’s so well loved for the cool sweetness of the cucumber, which is paired with picante jalapeños. It’s definitely one of my favorite margaritas and it’s perfect for the summer months.” —Julian Medina, chef and owner Ingredients: 2 oz. Don Diego Blanco tequila 2 oz. cucumber purée 1 oz. lime juice 1 oz. light agave nectar ½ bar spoon of jalapeños, finely chopped 1 fresh cucumber, seeded and diced (for the cucumber purée) Garnish: Tajín, to rim the glass (optional) 1 slice of cucumber, thin Directions: For the cucumber purée, place the cucumber in a blender (or food processor) and puree until smooth. Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain the liquid into a chilled Tajín-rimmed rocks glass over ice and garnish with a thin slice of cucumber.
Frozen magaritas? Never. Try this tasty recipe from Toloache instead. It calls for finely chopped jalapeños—so you can be sure it’s a winner.
AVENUE MONTAIGNE AT LE BILBOQUET “Avenue Montaigne is considered to be la grande dame of French streets for high fashion—and it’s great for a summer stroll. To take diners back to the street and create a feeling of nostalgia—as if imbibers were sipping the cocktail while window shopping—we created the Avenue Montaigne cocktail, which includes light and citrusy flavors that can be enjoyed outdoors. The combination of Cointreau, Lillet White, and lemon juice provides light aromatics that make the drink approachable and refreshing during the warmer months.” —Yana Yankove, mixologist Ingredients: ¾ oz. Ketel One Citroen ¾ oz. Cointreau ¾ oz. Lillet White ¾ oz. lemon juice 3 dashes Absinthe bitters Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange peel and orchid.
Avenue Montaigne—Le Bilboquet’s citrusforward cocktail—is best enjoyed alfresco.
THE ARNOLD PALMER COCKTAIL AT IL MULINO PRIME “An Arnold Palmer is the ultimate combination of two classic summer beverages: iced tea and lemonade. Our adult version has a stiff backswing, so you might want to finish that round of golf before knocking one back!” —Elvis Djesevic, bartender (recipe by Logan Ronkainen) Ingredients: 2 oz. Russian Standard Vodka 1 oz. Árvero limoncello ½ oz. simple syrup made with ORANGE AND LEMON zest Dash of 18.21 Earl Grey bitters Lemon wheel Preparation: Combine the vodka, limoncello, and simple syrup with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into an ice-packed Collins glass. Top with dash of Earl Grey bitters. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Calling for two ounces of Russian Standard vodka, Il Mulino Prime’s Arnold Palmer is no virgin drink. (Photo: Paul Crispin Quitoriano)
LINK RAY AT THE HAPPIEST HOUR “The link ray is a long and refreshing drink. It incorporates flavors that are savory, crisp, and herbaceous—while having more adventurous components than the usual lime, mint, and cucumber commonly found in summer drinks.” —Jim Kearns, head bartender and partner Ingredients: 1 ½ oz. jalapeño-infused tequila, rum, or gin ¾ oz. lime juice 2 oz. celery juice ½ oz. cane syrup ½ oz. Suze Preparation: Combine all ingredients, shake, and pour into highball glass half-rimmed with celery powder and salt. Top with soda and add ice. Garnish with celery stalk and black pepper.
Love the flavors of tequila, lime, and Suze? Then this cocktail is for you.
Superyacht, now Named GENESI,
he name “GENESI” (Italian for Genesis) has been chosen for the Wider 150, currently in construction in Ancona and due for delivery in late September of this year, because this represents a defining moment for the company founded in 2010 by Tilli Antonelli. Tilli has been involved in yacht building for the last 30 years and has delivered in excess of 200 yachts above 80’ although the Wider 150 is the largest to date. However, this will soon be surpassed by a 165’ model, also in construction in Ancona, and due for delivery in mid 2016. Whereas this larger yacht has been sold, the Wider 150 is available and represents the 110
most exciting new yacht in her size range on the market with a delivery in under 6 months. WIDER is the first yacht builder in the world to offer luxury yachts in the 125’-165’ (38m – 50m) size range with highly efficient diesel-electric propulsion system combined with Azimuthal pods and the latest technology in Lithium polymer battery power. This arrangement, widely used on much larger yachts and commercial vessels, offers numerous benefits including increased reliability, fuel efficiency, greater range, reduced noise, vibration
on Track for Delivery in September 2015 and maintenance, a shallow draft, greater flexibility of interior layout and 12 hours of complete silence at anchor using battery power alone.
while significantly increasing interior volumes compared to other motor yachts of a similar size.
Constructed entirely in aluminum to increase performance and allow for greater freedom and flexibility during the build process, GENESI’s elegant silhouette was created by Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with Tilli Antonelli and the in-house WIDER design team.
GENESI provides a number of key features only usually found on larger vessels, which include, among others: - the biggest and most comfortable Beach Club in her competitive set, offering 90m² of magnificent relaxing space, easy access to the sea, and plenty room for sunbathing. The marine experience is further enhanced by an interior 7m seawater swimming pool;
GENESI has been conceived to enhance the owner’s contact with the sea,
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Owner’s Bathroom - a stylish 32’ rigid tender on board allowing owner access to the smallest creeks and bays in complete comfort and safety; - the biggest Owner’s Apartment in her competitive set with 75m² including a sea terrace with special features - a superb foredeck lounge with opening roof offering absolute privacy to owner and guests; - a state-of-the-art, full ECDIS bridge with push button system to give wrap around controls for the Captain; - Diesel-electric propulsion combined with Azimuthal pods and Lithium Polymer batteries, a system which reduces consumption while at the same time facilitating unprecedented range and offers unequalled comfort, including the ability to enjoy a full night at anchor in total silence using battery power alone To achieve this, the traditional engine room has been replaced by two separate units; the Power Generator Room in the bow and a Technical
Room with LiPo (Lithium polymer) battery pack in the stern. This leaves the noblest part of the vessel free for larger, more comfortable guest cabins located in the most stable part of the yacht. The overall propulsion system is completely modular, so GENESI can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or with up to four inline diesel generators. This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption. All onboard energy sources are controlled by the WIDER Power Management System, a smart and fully integrated system which controls the power supplied by the shore connection, the gen-set and the battery packs, distributing it between the hotel requirements, the propulsion system and the recharging of batteries, as required. Our special partner in this project, and the supplier of our Power Management system, is the market-leading Emerson Industrial Automation.
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Chicago Artist Dean J. Tatooles Bridges the Gap Between Foreign Wilds and Exotic Splendor in Majestic, Globetrotting Photography that is as Captivating as it is Regal.
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Southern Cross Nurturing his own roots of creative instinct, Dean’s fascination with all things visual saw its inception early on in childhood. Inspired by the likes of his grandfather, Peter J. Tatooles (both an accomplished graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and prodigious painter/photographer himself), Tatooles’ upbringing imbued him with a sense of originality and inventiveness grounded deep in his personal experience. From a ripe young age, it was apparent he saw things differently and yearned to contribute to this legacy through honoring what his beloved elder demonstrated through strength and perseverance. Tatooles still looks back to that formative era of gazing up at clouds and aspiring to snatch their sprawling beauty from the heavens for a short while. He carries on this quest by immersing himself in what fuels his intensity for artistic innovation, utilizing a special panoramic camera (Linhof 617 Technorama sIII) to catch his candid spectacles in perspectives far more aligned with his own unique impressions. Though generally designed to shoot structural or architectural vistas, Dean’s equipment allows him to outline opulent scenery from a wide angle, giving way to dramatic photos that exhibit unmistakable character and authorial ÀQHVVH It is through Dean’s own achievements and artistic pursuits that his goal of living up to heroes like his JUDQGIDWKHU KDV EHHQ IXOÀOOHG 7DWRROHV· DFWLRQV VSHDN to his own ideals, with his craft ultimately becoming a platform for serious issues facing the environment at large. As a blogger for the World Wildlife Fund, Tatooles remains resilient in his cause of acknowledging the importance of conservation, aiming to enlighten audiences through his expeditions about struggles facing many habitats. It is this bridge between vocation and human connection that cements the photographer’s work as invaluable on multiple fronts, tying into respect for traditional peoples and educating learners about their fascinating lifestyles simultaneously. It is what he refers to as a supreme epiphany of sorts – a remarkable and necessary jolt to the system that reminds us what we are and who we share this planet with. 117
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His credentials echo this expertise, with select stills being featured in the likes of National Geographic Adventure and Chicagoâ€™s Picture Us Galleries, just to name a few. Fueled by his unwavering fervor for immortalizing both the vivid and extraordinary (or simply grand in sentiment), Tatooles established Southern Cross Galleries â€“ an online showcase for his creations doubling as an exclusive VWRUHIURQW3URYLGLQJĂ€QHDUWSULQWVRI7DWRROHVÂˇH[FHSWLRQDOOLNHQHVVHV6RXWKHUQ Cross Galleries also offers links, updates, and extensive details about upcoming events and related news. Also be sure to check out the testimonials page, a section dedicated to customers and connoisseurs alike whose eyes and hearts have been well-pleased by Tatoolesâ€™ exemplary snapshots. For more information and glimpses of his work, visit Mr. Tatooles on the ZHEDWZZZVRXWKHUQFURVVJDOOHULHVFRP<RXFDQDOVRĂ€QG6RXWKHUQ&URVV Galleries on Facebook, with current materials and Deanâ€™s most recent compositions ready to view at https://www.facebook.com/pages/SouthernCross-Galleries/152676851438012?ref=hl.
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Chiva Som, Thailand
Chiva Som offers adults a holistic approach to health and a luxury spa experience in one, personal training options include Kinesis, Pilates, Body Conditioning and private boot camps and guests can also take part in up to eight classes a day. With everything from Tai Chi to reformer Pilates and Zumba, there’s no shortage of ways to improve your personal fitness levels. Not only do the staff help you to improve your physical health, they also work on mental and spiritual wellness with things like meditation and stress management. Insider tip: For extra luxury add on the VIP Airport Welcome and fast track Services and a personal porter and hostess will meet you as you step out of the aeroplane and guide you all the way to your limousine pick up.
Luxury wellness retreat Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui offers an extensive range of group classes like super stretch, fitball, aqua aerobics and yoga. In addition to these activities, Kamalaya’s dining experiences can also be very social, perfect for solo travellers. Whether or not you’re sharing this little slice of paradise, there are plenty of facilities to enjoy on your own, like the 24 hour library or the variety of spa treatments available. Insider tip: Pull up a chair at Soma Restaurant’s community table, and enjoy conversation with other like-minded adults while you all enjoy the tantalizingly fresh food
Como Shambhala, Bali
Como Shambhala Estate is located right in the heart of Bali with lush surroundings and natural spring water, it’s hard to imagine a better setting for a holistic spa holiday, Como Shambhala also features nutritious food, soothing therapies and a variety of group activities aimed at improving physical and spiritual health. With everything from meditation to massage, the spa’s friendly experts can find the right relaxation solutions for everyone. And once you start to feel refreshed, you can take it up a notch with adventure activities like hiking and rafting. Insider tip: Enjoy a private picnic at Kedara – the Water Garden, with 300 steps to get there you’ll have earned your lunch, take your swim suit for a dip in the natural spring pools.
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
Located at the base of the earth’s tallest mountains, Ananda offers a truly unique adult-only healthy holiday experience. This Himalayan spa retreat combines a nutritional diet with the best western and traditional Indian treatments to provide guests with a clear path towards mental, physical and spiritual wellness. Enjoy a variety of detoxifying therapies from Abhyanga to earth stone massages with plenty of extra time built into the cleansing schedule so you can still enjoy lots of other activities like yoga, meditation, cooking classes. Insider tip: Experience the culturally and naturally rich surrounding areas through the range of excursions available, don’t miss the twice weekly morning hike to nearby Rishikesh.
Aro Ha Wellness Retreat New Zealand The first of its kind in New Zealand, Aro Ha utilises permaculture techniques to be self-sustaining; crops are stored in cellars refrigerated by the ambient temperatures of the earth and solar panels help to provide energy. The Aro Ha Wellness Retreat offers tailored fitness and wellness retreats designed to get you looking good and feeling revitalised. Small groups quickly form a bond to share this unapologetically healthy retreat, supporting each other through the challenging hikes in the breathtaking Southern Alps before returning to the luxury custom built retreat to take part in a full day of activities sure to improve your total wellbeing. Insider tip: During winter you can take part in the world’s first Heliski Wellness Retreat at Aro Ha for the ultimate wellness adventure combination.
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Sugar Ridge Spa & Sport
For a Caribbean spa holiday with a lively atmosphere, a wide variety of activities, a superb wellness centre and fresh locally sourced food, allinclusive luxury retreat Sugar Ridge Spa & Sport is an excellent choice. Located on the beautiful west coast of Antigua, Sugar Ridge offers a long list of fitness classes, so whether you sign up for Karate Aerobics or Body Pump you’ll have great chances to meet other guests with similar goals of weight loss, body toning or learning to de-stress. Insider tip: Looking to get social? Head to the Sugar Club, where there is always got something going from spa days, and yoga sessions to lounge vibes, jazz nights, and poolside cocktails.
La Clairiere, France
Escape to La Clairiere’s spa for an idyllic wellness getaway, the surrounding forests of Alsace provide guests with an atmosphere of profound serenity. Embrace the outdoors and reap the benefits of the oxygen-rich air on walks among the trees. But the striking setting is only one aspect of the spa’s holistic approach to relaxation and renewal. Guests can also look forward to gourmet organic food; pools and saunas; a variety of traditional treatments and therapies; and advice from experienced well-being professionals. Insider tip: Book in for the Fango Body Wrap where mineral rich mud is applied to the skin before you are gently wrapped up and then lie on a relaxing dry flotation bed just like a warm gentle hug.
38 Degrees North Aguas de Ibiza, Spain
On the stunning Mediterranean island of Ibiza, adults can put fitness at the top of their agenda with 38 Degrees North. After an initial consultation, with an extensive selection of group activities and classes, like mountain biking, kayaking, aqua spinning and cardio circuits, to help whip you into shape. There are even rooftop yoga sessions with coastal panoramas! If you’re more interested in one on one instruction and private activities these are also available at Aguas de Ibiza. No matter what activities you fill your day with, you can always look forward to winding down at the spa. Insider tip: Enjoy the beautiful scenery and local produce in Ibiza on a bike tour and be sure to enjoy al fresco lunch at the nearby Babylon beach.
The Farm San Benito, Philippines
Located in Lipa City, Philippines, this multi-award winning 48-hectare resort offers an exceptional healing environment for the holistic treatment and prevention of health-related conditions. You can start your day with yoga, and fill it up with a variety of different activities from golf to circuit training, power walking to trampoline dance, there is something for everyone; perfect for anyone looking to stay active. Enjoy raw vegan cuisine from in-house restaurant Alive! that will satisfy even the most fussy diner and relax in the spa offering a wide range of massage treatments and holistic therapies. Insider tip: Indulge in the 3 course meal options for lunch and dinner, light, easy to digest and delicious – here you can enjoy dessert without the guilt.
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
SHA Wellness Clinic offers guests a wide variety of ways to achieve wellness and develop long-term life-changing strategies, situated on a hilltop with sweeping views overlooking Spain’s Mediterranean coast. In addition to enjoying the immediate
benefits of their macrobiotic cuisine, you can also take lessons in healthy cooking and apply what you’ve learned to your future diet. Of course food is only one aspect of rejuvenation process with a variety of detoxifying treatments from hydro aromatherapy to lymphatic drainage massage. The perfect adults only escape to relax and recharge. Insider tip: Book into a room with private Jacuzzi on your terrace for the ultimate in post workout relaxation. 121
The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers ambient interiors, neoclassical collonades and wide terraces, all on its Thepeninsula Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers ambient own overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. interiors, neoclassical collonades and wide terraces, all on its own peninsula overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
MONACO: PRINCIPALITY OF TASTE PRINCIPALITY OF TASTE Hidden away between scenic Alps and yacht-speckled waters, you will discover the big Hidden away between scenic Alps and flavours of small but mighty Monaco. yacht-speckled waters, you will discover the big flavours of small but mighty Monaco.
Monaco might be the second smallest country in the world, but this rocky Monaco might be the second smallest principality on the French Riviera has country in the world, but this rocky rarely gone unnoticed. Long the subject principality on the French Riviera has of land disputes between two powerful rarely gone unnoticed. Long the subject Genoese dynasties, it has been ruled of land disputes between two powerful on and off by the Grimaldi family since Genoese dynasties, it has been ruled 1297. The principality finally gained its on and off by the Grimaldi family since independence in 1861, when it gave up 1297. The principality finally gained its the towns of Roquebrune and Menton independence in 1861, when it gave up to France, reducing its surface area to the towns of Roquebrune and Menton just over two square kilometres. With to France, reducing its surface area to a jet-setting royal family epitomised by just over two square kilometres. With a jet-setting royal family epitomised by 122
Princess Grace, a glittering casino dating from 1863 and a Formula One race that Princess Grace, a glittering casino dating transforms the city into a daredevil track, from 1863 and a Formula One race that Monaco has since grown into one of the transforms the city into a daredevil track, world’s most desirable travel destinations. Monaco has since grown into one of the world’s desirable travel destinations. Nice has most a slightly disorderly feel typical of southern Europe, while Monaco is Nice has a slightly disorderly feel typical all groomed gardens and gleaming of southern Europe, while Monaco is leather-scented cars. Lavish Belle Époque all groomed gardens and gleaming buildings stand next to practical 1960s leather-scented cars. Lavish Belle Époque and ‘70s concrete structures, yet the buildings stand next to practical 1960s diminutive city-state has established and ‘70s concrete structures, yet the diminutive city-state has established
its own identity, looking out towards the superyachts in the port and the its own identity, looking out towards Mediterranean beyond. the superyachts in the port and the Mediterranean beyond.
MONEGASQUE ALLURE MONEGASQUE One thing Monaco has in ALLURE common with
neighbouring France on either side is One thing Monaco has in common with the landscape, wedged between the neighbouring France on either side is turquoise sea and the Alps. This stunning the landscape, wedged between the natural setting captivated Alain Ducasse turquoise sea and the Alps. This stunning when he arrived in the region in 1977 to natural setting captivated Alain Ducasse work at Le Moulin de Mougins under when he arrived in the region in 1977 to legendary chef Roger Vergé. Ten years work at Le Moulin de Mougins under later, aged 30, he became head chef of the legendary chef Roger Vergé. Ten years newly created Louis XV restaurant in the later, aged 30, he became head chef of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, promising newly created Louis XV restaurant in the Prince Rainier II that he would earn it Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, promising three Michelin stars within four years. He Prince Rainier II that he would earn it not only accomplished this but grew into three Michelin stars within four years. He France’s most influential chef, heading not only accomplished this but grew into a mini empire of high-end restaurants, France’s most influential chef, heading bistros and country inns, and training a mini empire of high-end restaurants, a generation of protégés to respect the bistros and country inns, and training quality of the product above all. a generation of protégés to respect the quality ofafter the product all. Two years its lavishabove 25th anniversary celebrations involving some 300 worldTwo years after its lavish 25th anniversary renowned chefs, the Louis XV remains the celebrations involving some 300 worldshowcase for Ducasse’s Mediterraneanrenowned chefs, the Louis XV remains the inspired cooking style. Though the showcase for Ducasse’s Mediterraneaninspired cooking style. Though the
The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers ambient interiors, neoclassical collonades and wide terraces, all on its The own Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers ambientSea. interiors, peninsula overlooking the Mediterranean neoclassical collonades and wide terraces, all on its own peninsula overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
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sumptuous setting awash with gilt and Lory often creates vegetable essences to and sweets such as marshmallows that frescoes can overwhelm newcomers, intensify flavours. A smooth pea soup roll by when you think you can’t eat sumptuous setting awash with gilt and Lory often creates vegetable essences to and sweets such as marshmallows that another bite. the food itself has its roots firmly in enhanced with peppery radish leaves frescoes can overwhelm newcomers, intensify flavours. A smooth pea soup roll by when you think you can’t eat was poured over fresh peas, morel the neighbouring hills, taking peasant another bite. the food itself has its roots firmly in enhanced with peppery radish leaves cooking to the height of sophistication. mushrooms and sheep’s milk curd, while was poured over fresh peas, morel the neighbouring hills, taking peasant PRINCELY SLEEPS fat green asparagus were topped with Largely responsible for this is Ducasse’s cooking to the height of sophistication. mushrooms and sheep’s milk curd, while SLEEPS If a meal at the Louis XV makes you feel like closest associate Franck Cerutti, who a chunky sauce made with asparagusPRINCELY fat green asparagus were topped with Largely responsible for this is Ducasse’s royalty, a stay in one of the principality’s and soft-boiled egg. The green spearsIf a meal joined the Louis XV in 1996 and is now at the Louis XV makes you feel like closest associate Franck Cerutti, who a chunky sauce made with asparagus hotels maintains the illusion. Near the appeared again inside and on top ofroyalty, Executive Chef de Cuisine at the Hôtel de a stay in one of the principality’s and soft-boiled egg. The green spears joined the Louis XV in 1996 and is now silky ravioli bathed in a morel-infused Hôtel de Paris, which is partially closing Paris. appeared again inside and on top of hotels maintains the illusion. Near the Executive Chef de Cuisine at the Hôtel de sauce thickened with puréed asparagus. for renovations over the next year, the Paris. The pan bagnat served at the beginningsilky ravioli bathed in a morel-infused Hôtel de Paris, which is partially closing Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers Artichokes also featured prominently, of any meal at the Louis XV perfectlysauce thickened with puréed asparagus. for renovations over the next year, the The pan bagnat served at the beginning ambient interiors, neoclassical collonades starring in a spring vegetable stew toppedMonte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers illustrates the spirit of the cooking here.Artichokes also featured prominently, of any meal at the Louis XV perfectly and wide terraces, all on its own peninsula with black truffle and balsamic vinegarambient interiors, neoclassical collonades Originally a way of reviving stale breadstarring in a spring vegetable stew topped illustrates the spirit of the cooking here. the Mediterranean Sea. Or and popping up in the Gourmet menuandoverlooking wide terraces, all on its own peninsula by tossing it with tomatoes and otherwith black truffle and balsamic vinegar Originally a way of reviving stale bread there is Hôtel Hermitage which offers an alongside spelt, wild mushrooms, babyoverlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Or vegetables, this frugal dish grew into aand popping up in the Gourmet menu by tossing it with tomatoes and other unrivalled combination of history and carrots, peas and turnips. there is Hôtel Hermitage which offers an kind of salade niçoise on a bun, combiningalongside spelt, wild mushrooms, baby vegetables, this frugal dish grew into a modern comforts, with Belle Époque peas and menu turnips. The Gourmet include local prawns,unrivalled combination of history and raw vegetables with egg, olives, anchovycarrots, kind of salade niçoise on a bun, combining features including a painted glass dome fish and guinea hen, red meat and foiemodern comforts, with Belle Époque or tuna. In the Ducasse variation,fresh The Gourmet menu include local prawns, raw vegetables with egg, olives, anchovy designed by Gustave Eiffel and rooms vegetables are placed with infinite care on gras is conspicuously absent, makes thefeatures including a painted glass dome fish and guinea hen, red meat and foie or tuna. In the Ducasse variation,fresh freshly decorated in classic style. Some a mini round of olive oil focaccia, with an overall experience surprisingly light.designed by Gustave Eiffel and rooms vegetables are placed with infinite care on gras is conspicuously absent, makes the of the suites come complete with terraces anchovy fillet, half a quail’s egg and local A thick sea bass fillet topped a bouillonfreshly decorated in classic style. Some a mini round of olive oil focaccia, with an overall experience surprisingly light. and outdoor Jacuzzis, where you can sip olive recalling the traditional flavours of filled with minestrone vegetables, claimsof the suites come complete with terraces anchovy fillet, half a quail’s egg and local A thick sea bass fillet topped a bouillon a cocktail, admire the view over the bay the passion for fresh produce. For dessert,and outdoor Jacuzzis, where you can sip this dish. olive recalling the traditional flavours of filled with minestrone vegetables, claims of Monte Carlo, and soak up the slightly the signature baba au rhum to try aa cocktail, admire the view over the bay thisThe dish. restaurant’s style has evolved,the passion for fresh produce. For dessert, otherworldly feel of this small country stunningly architectural vacherin withof Monte Carlo, and soak up the slightly featuring the vegetable-centric Jardinsthe signature baba au rhum to try a with a strong character. The restaurant’s style has evolved, exotic fruits and rhubarb with an airyotherworldly feel of this small country de Provence menu and the all-out Menustunningly architectural vacherin with featuring the vegetable-centric Jardins fromage blanc filling and granita topping.with a strong character. Pour les Gourmets. Rather than usingexotic fruits and rhubarb with an airy de Provence menu and the all-out Menu Introducing house-made breads have meat based stocks and jus in every dish,fromage blanc filling and granita topping. Pour les Gourmets. Rather than using their own trolley, as do cheese, sorbets Introducing house-made breads have meat based stocks and jus in every dish, their own trolley, as do cheese, sorbets
lending the traditional Balinese style with contemporary Italian design, the Bulgari Resort in Bali is located near the village of Pecatu and the stunning clifftop site of the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, on the islandâ€™s far southwestern tip. Uniquely positioned at more than 150 metres above the sea shore, the resort offers unrivalled views across the Indian Ocean. Nestled between the cliff and the ocean, a 1.5 kilometer long beach is accessible only through the resortâ€™s inclined elevator. Designed by architects Antonio Citterio and Partners, the 59-villa resort reflects a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Balinese design while conveying the distinctive Bulgari Italian style. The hotel has been built and furnished using hand-cut volcanic stones, rich exotic woods and refined fabrics. Natural lava and palimanan stone are used for the garden and
interior walls, refined bangkiray hardwood in the villas, natural green colored subakumi stone to clad outdoor showers, plunge and swimming pools. A collection of exquisite Balinese antiques and exotic art pieces, including more tha 90 examples, adorn the entire resort. Furniture and decorative details, such as stemware, flatware, ceramics and woven fabrics, have been designed and produced in Bali by a team of local artists and designers in collaboration with Bulgari and Antonio Citterio and Partners. Bulgari Hotels Tel: 800-628-5427 Website: www.bulgarihotels.com
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elcome to our over-the-top luxury kitchen gallery featuring kitchens with an estimated cost of $100,000 plus. These kitchen designs and estimates are from Zillow DigsTM (used with permission).
Please note that the costs attributed to the kitchens in this gallery are estimates only. However, simply looking at them, it’s not difficult to see they are extremely expensive and $100,000 is not out of line. What’s interesting is the incredible variety in design. There are modern kitchens, country kitchens, contemporary, Mediterranean, light, dark and every thing in between. There’s even a modern red kitchen. While most of us will never have such a kitchen, they’re fun to look at. After all, it’s not like $100,000 kitchens are everywhere. These are arguably some of the best custom home kitchens on the planet. In fact, carefully examining truly luxury kitchens can give you good ideas for your kitchen design. Of course unless you win the lotto, you can’t replicate these kitchens, but you can certainly get great design ideas.
Spacious white kitchen with dark flooring and countertops. Custom cabinetry throughout providing a great deal of storage. Intricate country kitchen with brick and stone work throughout. Cabinetry is a textured green. Kitchen layout is sprawling with several work areas.
Elegant country kitchen design with nice contrast of light and dark materials. Massive island with dining area is a focal point of this spacious kitchen. Of course, the beautifully beamed ceiling is hard to ignore and not appreciate as well.
Two tones of wood used throughout this custom kitchen. The cabinets and islands are built with stunning craftsmanship. The tile flooring provides a lightness to the otherwise dark wood tones.
Luxurious rustic U-shaped kitchen with natural wood throughout. The cabinetry, ceiling beams and flooring give the kitchen an authentic rustic decor. Yet the kitchen includes every modern convenience and top-ofthe-line appliances.
Luxurious white kitchen with wood floor with a splash of color provided by a bright blue portable butcher block. Notable features include the cabinet fixtures, glass-faced cabinets and the pot rack.
White kitchen with the distressed look made even more interesting with a large zebra-patterned floor.
Here is one of the most expensive kitchens in our gallery. Itâ€™s a stunning kitchen design, especially of you like darker kitchens.
I liken this to a diner-style kitchen. The kitchen is situated in a large open concept living area. The entire outer counter is an L-shaped diner counter with modern stools wrapping around the space. The countertops use one of the nicest looking granite patterns Iâ€™ve ever seen.
Luxury country kitchen. Multiple tones are used throughout the custom cabinetry â€“ green, cream and dark wood. The honey-toned wood flooring adds to the multi-tone color motif. The ceiling includes decorative ceiling tiles which gives it more character and historical country look.
Luxury modern red kitchen with an astonishing amount of storage and working surface area.
IN DESIGN An Unapologetically
MODERN COLLECTION By Tiffany’s New Design Director
inspired by the newness all explorers seek and the sheer lightness of Tiffany design. Her work was also infused with the spirit of American design that thrives on a bold approach to established traditions. These influences translated into strokes Born in New York, Tiffany T is an icon for a new era. Amfitheatrof dedicates it to the world’s great cities and the global travelers who gravitate to art and culture – and the edge, where creativity sparks change.
of genius, a flurry of forward motion as rhythmic and effortless on paper as it is in precious metal. Tiffany artisans are the master builders of Amfitheatrof’s brilliant play of angles and curves. Their skill with 18 karat gold—rose, yellow and white—and sterling silver gives Tiffany T the strength of architecture with which it travels from chic to sublime. Wide cuffs and minimal bracelets perfectly contour the wrist. Multiple chains of varied lengths and elegant pendants drape the neckline. Rings stack seamlessly and earrings
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flows through New York and drives art and culture around the world,” she says. “This is just the beginning of what I hope to accomplish.” move with grace. Altogether, Tiffany Tis a rich mix of options, layered in striking looks of pure ease and sensuality. Stonesetters bring the light of the finest diamonds and glowing gems to Amfitheatrof’s
Tiffany’s design director. They are like the capstones of a bejeweled city rising in the night sky, alive with possibility.
A trained jeweler and silversmith, Amfitheatrof found her edge in sketches
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Wedding Venue... is it Just for Indoors?
For many, this setting offers an easy way to be outdoors while offering a nearby indoor area to hold a reception. You can set up chairs along the green and let the natural hue bring beautiful contrast to your color scheme. When the vows have been exchanged, your party can quickly transfer to an indoor area set up with food, drinks, and dancing. Alternatively, you could set up a wooden dance floor outside if the weather is in its prime. Be sure to tour many golf courses before making your final choice.
If you love the wine country, holding a wedding amidst the grapevines may be just the right choice for you. Take advantage of the rustic ambiance and capture photos while out and about on the vineyard. Many vineyards offer private tasting rooms that are large enough to accommodate your wedding party. If not, setting up an outdoor reception would be a great way to revel in the natural beauty. Of course, youâ€™ll want to make sure there are plenty of bottles of wine and tapas to go around
f you live in a destination with temperate weather, you may want to take advantage of it by hosting your wedding outdoors. Many popular venues allow you to take advantage of natural beauty, light, and expansive seating arrangements. Indoor weddings can often be stuffy or cramped, and they also lack nature’s beautiful backdrop. Whether it’s a sunset on one of many private golf courses or just an intimate setting in your backyard, there are a variety of factors to take into consideration before making your final choice. Explore your options to discover which setting is right for you
No one can deny the natural beauty of sandy shores and crashing waves. Whether you have your nuptials right on the water or on an overlooking cliff, you’ll surely add an extra flair to your special day. If it’s hot out, be sure to make your guests comfortable by supplying water and possibly outdoor fans. A great choice for beach weddings would be to hold the ceremony just outside a resort, allowing for an indoor reception to be just steps away. Preferably, the indoor area will have open light and access to the lush location.
If you want to work on a smaller budget while still enjoying some fresh air, consider hosting your wedding in your own backyard. If you don’t have ample space, try reaching out to family friends who have more accommodating properties. This would be a great time to pursue tents or outdoor lights to add some extra ambiance. Going this route is not only cost friendly, but also very personal and intimate. When you’re ready to commit to your venue, be sure to make visits and write down the pros and cons of each location. As with any outdoor wedding, be sure to double check the weather. 137
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Local Author Spotlight
Jonathan D. Pigno
Whispers From the Sand
he 9/11 kids have grown up, and with them, a multitude of young men and women whose college degrees and promises of suburban bliss have been shattered by a desperate scramble for certainty among the ruins of a wounded economy. Their discontents, fueled by anxious childhoods and wartime paranoia, have left many with traces of undefined ambitions and a skeptical work ethic. It is their plight that marks the horror of disaster’s echoing haunts – phantoms of a missing decade where video games and high-school hookups were the remedy for mounting fears. It appeared as if nothing could cease the worries of youngsters perpetually unready for a grown-up world poised to reject their core values. For a generation that grew up glued to their digital lifestyles and doubtful of their parents’ analog dreams, it seemed almost destined
that someone would come along to find wisdom in this widening gap of age and resentment of accepted norms. It is in the fallout of such distance and exposure of instability that Staten-Island based writer and poet, Jonathan D. Pigno, unveils his own cultural revolution – touching upon anger, death, romance, and hope through a lens of sacred icons unique to both Tri-state area twenty-somethings and his national peers in waiting. With a sharp turn of phrase and uncompromised feeling, Pigno’s The Island Never Burned So Bright depicts a no-holds-barred, startling portrait of the contemporary consciousness that speaks to artists (and artists at heart) in an amalgam of religious, literary, and deeply intimate symbolism bound to resonate with those whose experience borders on less-than satisfying in a setting battered by repeat catastrophe and lingering setbacks.
In the wake of change, history, and personal trauma, local author Jonathan D. Pigno unearths renewed faith and poetic voice amidst the living memories of Staten Island’s post-Sandy shores…
Pigno’s initial motivation for the collection began in light of a major career change. A teacher who thirsted to show his learners something more than a grade, he set out to make a mark of his own. “I cared for my students immensely. But the best lesson I could ever give them was to accept who and what we are, otherwise it will eat us alive. I wasn’t myself donning a tie and neglecting my art. The most important part of writing is owning up to the role of authorship in spite of doubt. It is how we find voice. It is the way we build our story and confess to the need to create.” Taking the terms straight from his heart and putting them into motion, Pigno quit to write fulltime. This stance was not without major consequences, many of which were unforeseen: “My life literally changed overnight. You hear so many people say that, but it never seems plausible until it happens to you.” Struggling with loss on numerous fronts, the twenty-six year-old scribe decided he wanted to go big – to make his themes universal and reach outwards towards others that were wrestling with demons of their own. A South Shore resident his entire life, Pigno recalled the series of events from a previous autumn that altered both the internal and external landscape of his beloved hometown. Hurricane Sandy left a devastating trail all across the shoreline of Staten Island, ravaging homes and landmarks alike, fostering initial despair and an eventual optimism that has since become mirrored by local residents all across Richmond County. It is an infectious sort of belief, one that spoke to Pigno in his private quest to chronicle the budding sentiments that fostered his own journey toward newfound happiness. “The poems may come from a negative spot or place of unrest, but they all point toward the same ends,” he says, “an ultimate reconciliation between what can’t be changed and what we do have the power to influence – like the prayer they teach you when you’re very young. There is so much subjectivity in the world. But
we choose how to channel it, we consciously decide whether or not the gray area becomes black, white, or another color entirely.” With uniqueness abound and a quality of storytelling in its unapologetic sincerity, this anthology is only the beginning. Pigno has written nearly three-hundred and thirty pieces of writing before compiling this volume (of which less than a third were actually included). The number has since expanded. “If my goal was to traverse the entire mansion of a literary legacy, this release is merely one step into the foyer. I haven’t even gotten started.” With a bibliography of prior publications in short story anthologies, literary journals, and online outfits, Pigno aims to expand his repertoire and pantheon of works to include further compendiums of his genuine brand of prosaic musings and florid verse that consider the art of writing on the whole. “I’m already working on another text. It deals with the source of writing, the allegorical origin within one’s mind and the series of feelings or inclinations that contribute to its cause. I’m not trying to do anything more than be what I was called to be, to do what I know I need to because it was the only thing that ever made sense - the only thing that mattered. I feel that perhaps if I can bear my soul so openly and without hesitation on a page, then maybe all of us can reach a mutual place of understanding. We can connect in the way nature intended us to – to take away the pretense and strip ourselves to the beauty of who and what we really are, no judgments attached.” If this compilation is any indication, Pigno already has taken immense strides. The Island Never Burned So Bright is available through Amazon.com, in both print and Kindle digital format. Visit Jon’s website at www. jonathanpigno.com for further writing, updates, and information.
A Night At The
By Jonathan D. Pigno
he beacon lights of Complex Cinemas were seen for miles from the rural backcountry roads on the evening the couple decided to make a date and escape into another world. Across distant highways shone their looming brilliance, focused pillars of radiance towering up into the August sky like columns of a manmade Olympus, a temple to the silver screen and homage to the immortal stars witnessed from all angles of the county. They were a stark contrast to the desolate and bleak scenery of perpetual forest and sleepy homes set far back into the woods, residences cutoff from mainstream culture and independent of society’s burdens. They were lingering sanctuaries of the objective, hideaways from harsher truths, and in some cases, the bright of those lights – reminders of coming progress and the inevitable gears of change. Those beams, like that fiery summer, were reminiscent of the sweltering division melting the once happy pair who entered the theater gates. This date was a last ditch effort to bridge that precious gap, and in some ways, a feeble strengthening of their devotion to similar interests. “Sir. Madam. Auditorium A is where your picture will be playing. Enjoy the show.” An usher took their ticket and pointed them to their left. The man grew cold and tense. He had just become very uncomfortable. It was unusual for an establishment of such lavish and obscene proportion to be situated out in the boondocks. Intriguingly, it was also the only time a building project of such scope was attempted within town limits in nearly sixty years. The original theater had been empty since the 1950’s, and its bones were left by the wayside for travelers to mourn as they drove. The townspeople often wished how someone would reopen its doors, if only for a switch of pace and opportunity for something new. When it finally had, very few residents even bothered to visit. At least that’s what they were told. It was what they had begun to witness. The woman remarked that it was bizarre to be so empty, cavernous, and even eerie – at a time of night coveted by sweethearts or perhaps attractive to more lonely dreamers. Her partner wasn’t listening. He grew distracted by the raucous. He was busy watching the kids, as a group of adolescents acting questionably and making noise. They stood there by the concessions and demanded immediate service. No one appeared to be working. The female jumped the counter and began filling a cup with butter. The other two pounced over the fountains 146
and poured popcorn into containers, making a giant mess and spilling soda onto the carpets. “See, that’s another problem with this place. There is never anyone to take your order. ‘Just have to pave your own way. Do things for yourself.” She laughed as they made a scene. The couple ignored their distractors and proceeded to leave the lobby. They found their seats in the dark, settling in and awaiting the coming previews. They never happened. The reel began in the midst of action, like it had been playing long before they arrived. The picture was a curious tale, a romance of acquired taste. It was a period piece set at a ball, where the king and queen sat uneasily in opposite corners of the room. They spoke frequently of their duties, how the kingdom was a restless sort – a place of angst and steep conundrums, a location unfit for their glory. They desired to run from their station, to be free and at ease to explore. But the charade of that affair kept them apart and unable to speak. All the while there were young knights and damsels, singing and waltzing in between. Their steps mimicked youthful effervescence, gracious and uninhibited in the way they swooped across the floor and twirled in their flowing dress. “Everyone knows old people can’t dance. That’s why they look like that. I’d be tired and angry too if I forgot to have fun.” The teens had entered the auditorium and were shouting from ten rows back. “You can’t dance either. And your idea of fun is coming here. That says an awful lot.” The girl seemed to be most unnerved by the behavior of her accompanying miscreants. She squirmed in her seat while maintaining a twisted grimace, trying to go along for the ride but clearly having a difficult time with it all. “Could you be quiet!” The man screamed from the front as the trio began to make a fuss. He stood up and walked through the dimness to reach their row. He leaned in and looked the older boy directly in the eye. “I am here on a date. An important date. You understand that, no? Help me out.” The boy merely looked at him, puzzled and suppressing his fear. “This is no place to take your girl on a date. This is a funhouse. The films here really get under your skin. They’re like a carnival ride to mess with your head.” “What do you mean?”
“Admission for two, please.”
The youngster peered in all directions, as if concerned someone else might listen. “They are all different movies. But they say familiar things. It’s like they want you to know something. To push you in a direction. I’d call it a mirror, but mirrors don’t show you reflections that are similar. They show you things that are the same.” He leaned back arrogantly. “Go get her. See what’s in Auditorium B.” The man grabbed his partner and dragged her from her chair. “Come, we’re going.” They pursued the adolescents through the halls, admiring the red walls with golden fixtures and dome ceilings that spiraled overhead like hallowed cathedrals. Their voices echoed as they walked, reverberating through their surroundings like soundtracks of their own creation – moments captured in disturbing fleetingness and resounding through the circular corridors. The woman grew perplexed and came to a sudden halt, tugging at her boyfriend’s wrist and motioning to the group. “Why are we following them?” “They’ve seen something. They’ve been here before. They said they know why there is no one around.” She began to raise her voice. “Look, I know we’ve grown apart, but this proves it to me. You’ve lost your mind. I’ll admit, I’m unsettled by the fact it’s a Saturday night and we might be the only ones here. I also think it’s strange that the subject matter for a film we went into blind was a little bit personal. I also know that it’s fiction. Pretend. But you want me to believe something totally implausible for what - the sake of magic? Fireworks? That’s where the line gets drawn. I’m sorry time has passed. I’m sorry we got jaded. But we need to accept what’s gone.” He held her by the arms, tracing their length all the way across her shoulders and making his way toward her back. With a gentle motion, he brought her next to his chest. She leaned in as he spoke. “You wanted closeness. Change. I’m giving this one last chance. Let them show us what’s in Auditorium B. Then we can go.” They emerged from the grandiose entrance and into the darkened room, finding a group of seats just as the projector began to whirl. From there, the feature began, in startling black and white with its faded tinge and graininess. You could see a group of ruffians, gangsters and their femme fatales, welcome a pair of straights to a cabaret supper club. They seated
them to dinner and proceeded to put on a show – with music and exotic acts, comedians and nightly crooners. Wine was flowing like fountains. There were sparkles that dazzled in the air. An aura of intense seduction fell upon their booth as the pair gazed upon each other and fell in love through sheer exposure. It was madness and magnificent - unruly, but somehow fated. It was if the entertainers, the collaboration of their senses, gave submission to a dangerous muse and made them eager to explore their feelings. In classic noir sentiment, the gangsters couldn’t give up their lifestyle. They were young and enchantingly dangerous. They sacrificed their youth for the patrons, for business and the pleasure of seeking it. For everything but their truth, for safety and escaping the law. They kissed as they made their getaway. The theater lights soon came up. On the trip back to their vehicle, the couple walked arm-in-arm. The youngsters trotted alongside them, kicking pebbles of asphalt as they paced. Each of them remained poised in silence. The black brought a comforting stillness, something utterly intangible – a chill of extraordinary wind. It brought peace and implicit knowing. It was a mutual and acknowledged serenity. As they shuffled through midnight lot, the man turned to ask them a question. “So what was in Auditorium C?” The younger male finally spoke. He appeared to have mustered the courage. “It was a drama about an unhappy couple. They were aging and destined for marriage, but it was clear their passions were missing. It was the spark that kept them in love. But it had gone from years of sameness, the reality that brought them together. Then these kids came along and they changed. Through circumstance, they had to take care of them. The movie turned into something romantic. There was comedy and a charm to its meaning. I think it ended with them adopting. But I don’t think that’d really happen. I think that was just for the magic. For the wonder and spectacle of it all.” As he turned the key in the engine, the woman gleamed with unmistakable happiness, glowing toward her lover in the shadows. “Those kids were a special trouble. Like miracles you’d never expect. Do you think one day maybe it will happen? One day, will we have what we saw? He pulled out and back onto the highway, making his way toward the edge of the strip. It was as if he could feel the pull of the curtain, as if credits came pouring from his lips. “I think in this one, the ending is different. I think in in this one, the script lets us choose.” 147
SUMMER FUN ON “OLD STATEN ISLAND”
By John Louis Sublett
or those of us who were lucky enough to spend our summers on the island, we will remember, ‘The Place To Be’ was at the South Beach Rides at 326 Sand Lane. Who can forget, saving our Pepsi bottle caps for ½ price rides each Wednesday. Surely, a few of you still have a plaster statue or a piggy bank, that cost your parents about $20 to win at skeeball. How many of us can still hear that hideous voice of the ‘Laughing Lady’ at the Fun House.
My mom, like so many other moms, would sit solemnly on one of the many park benches, contently watching their children run from ride to ride. The roller coaster was, at it’s highest, maybe 15 feet, but for us kids it was like soaring through the air. This fun place of our childhood lasted from 1953 to 1999. Just up the block was a separate area called Beachland Amusements. This area had the fun house, bumper cars and various arcade games. Like the rides, Beachland Amusements succumbed to land developers and they closed down in 2006. As progress has done to so many of our memories, it is now just that, a fading memory. For more summer memories and photos of ‘Old Staten Island’ go to my website www.statenislandhistory.com
Old Staten Island
To view many beautiful photos of “OLD STATEN ISLAND“ go to www.statenislandhistory.com
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June to August 2015
hat is it that makes life so deliciously “indulgent”! Marilyn Monroe was one who was known for her indulgent life style... not for a disreguard for hard work...but for her desire to enjoy all that her life had to offer her..and she wanted it all!...She lived her charismatic charm and allure that never stopped men from experience her flabbergasting beauty and spectualar dazzle!...Here is just a few of her quote’s that express how we deserve to “INDULGE” ourselves on every level...”A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe and leaves before she is left!”....”if your going to be two faced at leased make one of them pretty!”...I don’t mind living in a mans world, as long as I can be a woman in it!.. Who said nights were for sleep?”....”If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere!”..,”I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”....”All a girl wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same!”...”if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best!” ...”it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring!” “I don’t stop when i’m tired..I only stop when I’m done!” Allow me to introduce you to the elements that make up who we are in ways you have never experienced it before with the gentle, yet bold; the sensitive yet the intellectual; the sensual, yet the intense; the perfect, yet the practical and the unique, yet the visionary! “THIS IS NOT YOUR NEWSPAPER HOROSCOPES...THIS MY FRIENDS, WILL AWAKEN THAT WHICH HAS BEEN SLEEPING INSIDE OF YOU TOO LONG!” As we set our sights on the pampered steamy days of summer...we find it so much easier to “indulge” in the silky sands of sun drenched beach from coast to coast! In this first issue of “INDULGE” as in every issue after, we will deliver your conscious mind by awakening it’s needs and desires with the energy of all 9 planets, so you will become complete in your journey to a more fulfilled existence! ARIES: YOUR ENERGY LEVELS WANT IT ALL...KNOW YOUR CAPABILITIES THIS SUMMER! During this period you will likely find yourself pioneering through your journey without testing the waters! Your a excellent starter! June: Don’t overindulge your energy beyond it’s physical capacity, conquer with mental acuity and see the real magic begin. July: Sensitivities are trigger and that makes you want to disappear...Stay in the present and feel the feeling...It’s good for the soul! August: You’re regaining the excitement that is so natural to you...Opportunities come in the most unusual way so don’t leave yourself emotional open...you’ll be “fabulous”! PASSIONATE TAURUS: YOUR SENSES REQUIRE YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION....INDULDGE YOUR NEEDS! Your personal input and some material fulfillment is in order. Immerse yourself in what you want!! Accept the reality and chose your priorities! June: Your sense of finding clear solutions for the needs of others is tugging at you and all you want to do is relax in the summer splendor...but you are capable of 150
doing both. July: What is that summer concoction everyone having that makes them boisterous with emotion? Could they just tone it down or maybe you need to find a quite place or some tolerance! August: Indulge in something extravagant... even if you don’t think you should...it can change everything for the better! INTELLECTUAL GEMINI: YOUR MIND REQUIRES FULFILLMENT... ENJOY THE SEASON WITH EXCITEMENT! Make you decisions pay off without the usual guilt...Be more tolerant of You! Your amazing! June: Versatility reins supreme this month but you are no strange to indecision....you can take on many tasks and do them all justice...but this month may be demanding a little too much. July: You feel the overwhelming need to clean out your emotional closet of saved memorabilia but you need to finalize this repetitious routine once and for all. August: It’s a wonderful month and your good at finding the entertainment that suits you. Take it all in as everything has it’s time. NUTURING CANCER: YOUR EMOTIONS STRIVE FOR HIGHER HEIGHTS...THIS IS YOUR TIME OF THE YEAR! There are reasons why our lives move in the ways they do...you will see why this summer. June: Your desires can be manifested with the help of an active imagination that serves you well. You can’t seem to believe the possibilities but they are there. Proceed! July: Your needs and desires are simplistic...there is no nonsense you will tolerate from anyone for any reason...Go for what matters...guilt free! August: The mind is willing but the body just wants to be were the heart is...home sweet home! You want to be out and about and share with others but it’s not possible. There is always a reason for the change in our routine...be open to receive... Acceptance is the key! COURAGEOUS LEO: YOUR INTENSE DESIRES ARE A ROLLER COASTER RIDE...CHOOSE A RADIANT GLOW ALWAYS! Your generosity proceeds you...our presents is requested at all the best parties...your back to your glamorous/handsome self...is was a rough ride... but your back in all your glory! Welcome back! July: Self doubt is confusing you...try not to allow all this noise to effect you....this too shall pass! August: This your time to shine! Get out in the sun, literally and figuratively...and don’t’ let anyone block your rays...it’s time to relax and joy after all your hard work ...your resilience is classy and regal...show them what your made of...commitment is your mantra! PERFECTIONIST VIRGO: YOUR ENERGY LEVELS NEED FOCUS FOR ENJOYMENT...YOU NEED YOUR TIME IN THE SUN! It’s time for you to benefit from your efforts for joy and happiness...trade guilt for the glorious payoff! June: You’ve had fast paced time of it but it’s a good thing...it’s exciting, fun and very enjoyable...celebrate your stamina now. July: Your having your ideas for yourself for a change.. but others want to interrupt you electronically with all their “issues”...let then figure it
”Indulge Your Mind Body and Spirit!” out by themselves. August: You are alive and restored to you usual active self...enjoy it...have a ball...don’t find excuses for your people pleasing...just enjoy yourself....it’s the reward for your sacrifices. ROMANTIC LIBRA: YOUR AT YOUR BEST IN YOUR OWN SPACE...KNOW THE BENEFITS OF ALONE TIME! It’s time to appreciate your private time as it make many things clear and workable...Relax, reflect, release...repeat! June: Your easy going as long as the going is easy...but when people get in your emotional way...they can push the wrong button that makes you do things you don’t want to do or say...Ignore them! July: As social as you are...you need sometime alone! You may not thinks so but the alternative is not your idea of fun but it is healing! August: You just want to by yourself now...your just feeling out of sorts but keep in mind everyone needs some time by themselves and it’s your time now! INTENSE SCORPIO: YOUR NEED TO SORT OUT EMOTIONAL ISSUES ARE ON THE RISE...MAKE TIME FOR YOU! Give yourself as much time as you need to sort out so personal issues... just don’t exhaust yourself in the process. June: So many things on your mind...You’ll need to recognize this is your private matter where and others need to give you space. Everything and everyone needs to be put on the back burner. July: What on your agenda for the future? Process your ideas and plans with people who support you. It may just be a lot of talk as far as your concern but it can manifest results. August: Your subconscious is sending lots of emotional garbage your way...don’t try to give it too much attention It will pass. ADVENTEROUS SAGITTARIUS: YOUR STARTING ON A HIGH NOTE.... BUT YOUR ENDING WITH SOME NEED RELAXTION! Your summer is busy... travel, work and needed relaxation by the summers end. Experience it all but listen to your body, mind and spirit! June: You are the consummate traveler and there is no time like the present to pack your bags....that’s right..no time to plan. Get a travel companion and get to the airport...you’ll have a great time. July: You’ve had a great experience last month but now it’s time to get down to business with so hard work... this is your last chance at the result your looking for and the foundation to build on. August: Your exhausted from your insane schedule. It’s time for some serious R&R...make the time...there’s no options...you don’t have to be sedentary... just find a comfy place and relax a bit every few days.
to the point of explosions or you could be very embarrassed! Express your frustration but don’t agrue...it could be detrimental! August: It may appear that all is well but be clear that still water runs deep and dirty. It would be wise let your subconscious to retain issues instead of your conscious...The waves of conscious frustration will easily manifest into a massive “title wave” ! DETACHED AQUARIUS: YOUR PURPOSEFUL BEHAVIOR NEEDS A PRACTIAL APPROACH....USE GOOD JUDGEMENT! This time of the year presents chaos and challenge...it is in your best interest to “tread lightly” as you could be looking into the eye of “karma”! June: Your now ready to be seen by the public again...and to be open to conversation...Your in demand and your presents is requested my many... get yourself together. July: Your need for emotional balance is necessary before someone that matters gets the brunt of your frustration. The display of these emotions are unavoidable...best your retreat before your sorry! August: Feeling like your in “suspended animation”? Your right! Stop trying to figure it all out and get busy. This is not a time to take on any challenging issues or you’ll lose! COMPASSIONATE PISCES: YOUR AN EASY GOING INDIVIDUAL.... NOW’S THE TIME TO ENJOY AND HAVE SOME FUN! Summer is a great time of the year for you to shed those scales and enjoy... You can make some great memories! June: Others need to appreciate you need your private time...but that won’t happen if you don’t take control of that choice. Recognize who you are and respect your alone time. July: Your ready for some fun and enjoyment but as usual not everyone is on your timetable...just let them know your ready and don’t be demanding! August: No one know better than you about being in the moment....your an easy person to deal with and that make others think if your for real...well yes you are! Get some time in the sun and enjoy this limited time! Looking for clarity and insight into your life...a reading of your natal chart is a excellent opportunity for you to pursue knowledge and awareness! Astrologer for over 35 years. JoAnn Vivirito 917-498-1059
ADMISTRATIVE CAPICORN: YOUR ROAD TRAVELED IS STRESSFUL NOW....FIND A DE-STRESSER! This summer finds you heading down a rocky road if you don’t find an physical, emotional and an intellectual outlet....you seriously need day to day escape! June: There are too many other things going on for you to be “picking up” after others. Give yourself some time for relaxation and let others handle there own responsibilities...not everyone is like you in that department. July: Keep you temper in check...don’t let issues mount up 151