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Gold Coast Luxury Magazine

Autumn 2012

25A featuring

The Gold Coast International Film Festival

the next Great Gatsby

Leonardo

DiCaprio

Art | Design | Fashion | Features | Food | Health | Luxury | Profiles | Sports | Shopping | Travel


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Bermuda’s National Drink is a Little Like Her National Dance. Unique, exciting and passed down for generations.

It’s true for our exotic Gombey dancers, who duck and twirl in practiced moves handed down since the 1700s. And it’s true for our notorious Dark ’n Stormy® cocktail. Made with two oz. of Gosling’s Bermuda Black Seal Rum, twirled with Gosling’s Ginger Beer over ice, this exciting drink’s been helping Bermudians keep cool for generations. Happily, you’ll now see it at more and more fine establishments here in the States. And Gosling’s Black Seal at more and more spirits retailers. But to see a Gombey in person, you’ll need to board a plane and come to Bermuda. And would that be so bad?

Gosling’s. For Seven Stubborn Generations. www.goslingsrum.com We make it slowly, stubbornly. Please enjoy it slowly, responsibly. 40% ABV. Product of Bermuda. Castle Brands, NY, NY.


25A Your own personal

Fall into Fitness.

stylist. 25A speaks with the Americana’s Danielle Merollo.

Bridging the gap between filler and facelift.

Metabolism and weight

Exotic skins! Must-have Shoes! Must-have Bags!

Gatsby Glamour!

Gold Coast Glory Step inside this beautiful Mill Neck Estate.

Jazz Age Couture.

A Novel Idea Home decor ideas.

Beauty Trends Precious Oils.

Skin Nurse your skin back to health.

1920’s Color Story Channeling Daisy Buchanan.

Start Your Engines! Grand Prix Coming to the Northeast! Hunter’s Moon Farm State-of-the-Art Training and Riding.

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. - F. Scott Fitzgerald


Camilla Lindh, model. Not afraid of getting older.

The Alacria in 18 K yellow gold, set with 102 diamonds FC Top Wesselton vvs 1.6 ct is a perfect example of Carl F. Bucherer’s unique philosophy. As an independent family business in Lucerne since 1919, our passion for perfection and love of detail have never changed. www.carl-f-bucherer.com


25A Ghost by Rolls-Royce Step inside the newest edition to the Rolls-Royce Family.

Leonardo DiCaprio The Next Great Gatsby.

Oysters down in Oyster Bay do it! Corn-Meal Crusted Smithtown Oysters. Puttin’ on the Ritz. Hendrick’s Tavern. The reincarnation of an old veteran.

The Redeemed. Famed Lawyer Dominic Barbara has seen the light!


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25A The Rolls-Royce Experience The Quail Motor Sports gathering, The Hahn Vineyard, Concours d’Elegance and more!

The Gilded Escape The Chanler, Newport Rhode Island.

Hersh Fine Art A new art gallery in Glen Cove.

The Gold Coast International Film Festival The Gold Coast prepares for a star studded event.

25A List 25A Cover Party Bridgehampton Polo Hampton Classic US Open and more!

Nobody has ever measured not even poets how much the heart can hold. - Zelda Fitzgerald


pinot grigio perfected exclusively ours

88California POINTS State Fair Wine Competition 2012

Several years ago, we made a wonderful discovery in our California Tehachapi Vineyard—a naturally occurring white Pinot Grigio, unlike the usual reddish-gray color. We propagated this unique clone to produce a Pinot Grigio wine of

uncompromising taste and integrity with more intense natural flavor. Our wine tastes fresher and crisper and will be the new benchmark for quality in this varietal. Pinot Grigio Tehachapi Clone— only from Forest Glen. Enjoy!

P i n o t G r i g i o Te h ac h a p i C l o n e Marketed by Domaine Napa Wine Co. www.domainenapa.com Forest Glen Winery, Sonoma, CA 707.265.4060


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For relaxed East-West relations.

An imposing time machine full of character, developed with the highest watchmaking passion: the Patravi TravelTec is a chronograph with chronometer certification, which displays three time zones simultaneously. Simply and comfortably thanks to the patented monopusher at 10 o’clock, the travel direction – eastwards or westwards – can be preselected and individual time zones jump across. The mechanism developed for this is integrated in the highly complex case and remains visible through a side window. Carl F. Bucherer’s philosophy of the intelligent, useful functions and mechanisms could not have been implemented more perfectly. Also available in 18k rose gold. www.carl-f-bucherer.com

Jupiter, Florida · 561.747.4449 Nick@ProvidentJewelry.com


25a Publisher’s note

WhAT A GREAT SuMMER! Bridgehampton Polo, the hampton Classic and of course, 25A’s summer cover party!! As temperatures cool and we start to say goodbye to summer, 25A has a terrific issue to ease you into autumn. It happened here on the Gold Coast almost a century ago. A time of luxurious lifestyles, scandal and lavish parties. F. Scott Fitzgerald preserved those days in his masterpiece The Great Gatsby but as you’ll see, the novel isn’t so much a tall tale as a veiled chronicle of true-life North Shore elite who were puttin’ on the Ritz without a care, often just because they could. Monica Randall takes us into Gatsby’s long Island and offers a first-hand account of the 1974 film, The Great Gatsby. Which brings us to our cover. leonardo DiCaprio is starring as Jay Gatsby in a 2013 version of the film and 25A looks at the career of the hollywood leading man. Keeping things current, Christopher Robbins lets us know what the A-listers of long Island have been up to this summer. I had the unique opportunity to travel to Pebble Beach with Rolls Royce for an experience of a lifetime and an introduction to the 2013 Ghost. I’m sure you’ll agree that this car is amazing! In addition to Pebble Beach, we travel to Zurich as well as some trendy winter vacation spots. We visit two great restaurants in this issue - hendrick’s Tavern (formerly the George Washington Manor) in Roslyn and Serata in Oyster Bay. We know you'll enjoy them as much as we did. We eagerly await the Gold Coast Film Festival coming this October and offer you a little tease!

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Americana Manhasset has every store imaginable for the affluent fashionista, from alice + olivia to van Cleef & Arpels. What you might not know, however, is that with an influx of designer brands such as Prada, Fendi, louis vuitton and hermés, the Americana offers its customers a complimentary personal, or concierge, shopper. The Americana customer is a fashion-forward individual who knows what she likes and is up on the current trends but lacks the availability it takes to search every store (there are more than 60) for that perfect piece. Does it go with your current wardrobe? Is it your style? Does it complement your figure? The list can go on and on. The personal shopper offers you convenience (at the Americana or in your home) and more importantly, is someone you feel comfortable with and who understands what you want and what you need. Think of the personal shopper as your own personal stylist, your fashion advisor. Today, Danielle Merollo is our personal shopper. “It’s not about shopping, it’s about building relationships,” says Danielle, a personal shopper with 20 years experience and a keen fashion sense. By attending runway shows in New york, Milan and Paris, Danielle is always on the cusp of what’s new and hitting the streets for each fashion season, be it classic or boho-chic.

Danielle Merollo


ThE TRENDS On the runway, a key trend was mixi ng different fabrics with a focus on luxury. J. Mendel, Brunello Cucinelli, and Tom Ford brought lavish back, inco rporating cashmere, leather and fur into each piece. Splashes of rich gem tones – emeralds, garnet and sap phires - at St. John, Gucci and Fendi. Dolce and Gab bana and Etro’s anything-goes baroque prints and sparkly embellishments from Prada and louis vuitton.

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A pair of leather or suede leggings , a great ankle bootie, a fabulous fall jacket with leath er sleeves, a long cozy sweater and a show stopping emb ellished bag. Bonus a prediction that Burberry’s room y, round topped doublehandled zipper tote will sell out. A beauty essential - use SkinCeuticals skincare line from Beauty Bar.

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J. Crew, alice + olivia and vinc e Camuto as well as hugo Boss and Brunello Cucinell i opened this season. MaxMara has a newly redesigned store. In October, look out for the Concours d’Elegance car show and a slew of trunk shows. Check out a com plete list of events at americanamanhasset.com

THIS PAGE (clockwise) BuRBERRy The Orchard Tote in Dark heather, $2,195 vINCE Fur Trim Cardigan, $585 GuISEPPE ZANOTTI Black leather Croc-embossed Peep Toe Wave Bootie, $1,150

AlICE + OlIvIA Front Zip leather leggings, $698 ySl CABAS Chyc White & Black leopard Tote, $2,895 SKINCEuTICAlS Blemish + Age Defense Serum, $80 and hydrating B5 Gel, $70

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Altruzarra

Black Croc-skin OTK boots, $1674 | Net-a-Porter.com

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Fatima boot, suede and python, $932 | AlexandreBirman.com

SHO vince camuto

Elaine flat, black stingray with gold stud accents, $195 | vince Camuto, Wheatley Plaza

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Have Jean-Michel cazabat

Zaire t-strap platform, suede, patent leather and snake, $330 | Barney's Madison Avenue

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trinity

The classic ladylike day bag has been revamped for fall in a gray patent leather ostrich skin with a clasp of gunmetal and hematite. $4,235, KARA ROSS, www.kararossny.com

iris

With a passion for animals, the designer of this clutch crafted it in soft faux leather but you wouldn't know it by look, a work of disguise to create a sand-colored faux snakeskin . $135, CORNElIA GuEST, Intermix

Marlowe Made in NyC, the heart of fashion, this multidemensional bag is made from a vintage distressed goatskin, with the essence of an aviator jacket. $525, lAuREN MERKIN, Marsh's, huntingon

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Kumamoto

An evening clutch created from snake-embossed leather in a blush-black combination that demands some attention $398, BE&D, www.beandd.com

BAGS

stingray

A mix of animal skins of tan lizard and pebbled brown pen shell makes this minaudiere a unique conversation starter. $490, R&y AuGOuSTI, www.augousti.com

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Soft, croc-embossed suede in a mustard green for urban sophistication. $925, AlExANDER WANG, www.shopbop.com

Mimosa

This luxurious clutch adorned in shearling and snake hit the runway this fall with full force. $695, DvF, www.dvf.com

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serpent

A hot accessory on the runway, the gold color and serpent clasp says it all on this foldover clutch. Price upon request, RAlPh lAuREN, Americana Manahasset

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WILFREDO ROSADO

Black Swan Brooch, price upon request, WilfredoRosado.com

WILFREDO ROSADO

Fringe Earrings, price upon request WilfredoRosado.com

MARY ESSES

SW1 Mosaic Mother-of-Pearl Clutch $895, NeimanMarcus.com

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18K yellow gold bracelet with 16 rows of black spinel and 0.35ct diamonds, $4200.00 MaryEsses.com


TISSOT "Savonnettes" pocketwatch, $275 Stainless steel case with date window. Watchit.ca

1920 LOOK: Grey Monogram Plaid Suit Blazer, $500 Black and White Check Woven Shirt, $80 Grey White Monogram Plaid Suit Trousers, $248 Black Solid Tie, $60 Brown Plaid Cotton Driving Cap, $50

Black Croco iPad Case, $70 Black Chelsea Boot $158 All available by BANANAREPuBlIC.COM

GIORGIO BRUTINI versella Suede “Chappi”, $90 GiorgioBrutini.com

J. Mendel F/W 12

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Classic hat, Poncho and Fur Belt Augden.com and Maddy's 390, Greenvale

MIRIAM hASKEll

Metropolis Swarovski jet crystal and gunmetal plated chain pendant necklace, $680 Miriamhaskell.com

JIMMy ChOO

Tempest Sandal Black, Silver Sequin, Suede $995, JimmyChoo.com

MIRIAM hASKEll

Downtown Gunmetal plated filigree hand-wired with black diamond & smoky quartz colored Swarovski crystals cocktail ring, $300 Miriamhaskell.com

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BCBG by herve leger

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BEAUTY

25a bEautY tREnDs beauty editor | Dara Kaplan

Being scared of oils is so 2002 – oil is the secret to moisturized, balanced skin and shiny hair. Despite the fact that they have been used for centuries and touted for their beautifying properties, oils are still something many women fear. So if you, like many women, shudder at the thought of putting oil on your face, it is time for a quick lesson. Can oils really cleanse? Can oils prevent wrinkles and fight the signs of aging? Can oils plump your skin? The answer to all is yes.

cLarins’

Face Treatment oils

flaunted as ‘molecularly perfect’ and consisting of 100 percent pure plant extracts with no artificial preservatives. Three varieties are offered: Blue Orchid, lotus and Santal. Clarins Face Treatment Oil, Clarinsusa.com

sJaL’s sapHir concentrate oil Are you looking to really indulge in the finest that the world of oils has to offer? Try it out. infused with exclusive rare, active and natural ingredients, harvested from five continents and merged with nano-minerals including gold, silver and platinum, as well as precious gemstones. Sjal Saphir Concentrate Anti-Aging Face Oil, Sjalskincare.com

rodin olio Lusso If you are looking for less blemish-specific formulation, look no further. A cult favorite for a lightweight, globally sourced oil. Rodin Oilo Lusso, Oliolusso.com

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DARPhIN

Vital skin serum, darphin.com

DR. JART

Water Max Sleeping Mask drjartstore.com

vIChy LiftActive Serum 10, vichyusa.com

MERlE NORMAN

Ultimate Firming Neck Cream merlenorman.com

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BACK TO HEALTH SK-II

Skin Signature Melting Rich Cream shop.sk-ii.com

ElEMENTAl hERBOlOGy Bio Cellular Matrix Serum elementalherbologyus.com

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After a long summer of exposing your skin to the sun and sea, treat it right with the most luxurious of formulas. The season’s most-wanted skin savers include eye creams, serums and concentrated essences. Standouts range from Giorgio Armani’s lifting Regenessence eye cream to the revered ultra-hydrating serum by Revive. Revive’s Intensite Moisture Serum Extreme promises to increase base moisture levels with a conjunction of hydrolipid complex to lock in moisture and prevent transepidermal water loss. looking for more? look no further than the much-buzzed about, widely coveted Facial Treatment Repair C Serum by SK-II – it boosts moisture from within using a highly concentrated serum containing the rich ingredient Pitera, found in sake.

Intensite Moisture Serum Extreme revive.com

OBAGI

Professional C Serum obagi.com

GIORGIO ARMANI

Regenessence High Lift Eyes Balm giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com

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BEAUTY

25a 1920s COLOR STORY Channeling Daisy Buchanan

lUsh Liquid Lipstick in Confident, LushUSA.com

Camilla Belle, Met Gala 2012 Š Patrick McMullan/PatrickMcMullan.com

giorgio ArMAni Beauty Rouge d'Armani #408 giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com

illAMAsQUA Generation Q Complement Palette Sephora.com

FaLL is FinaLLY Here. Dark, rich and vampy colors are back and reigning supreme this season. Drawing inspiration from the decadent 1920s, oxblood red lips set against a visage of perfectly porcelain skin sets the tone this autumn. Pair with a soft smoky brown or plum dusting as eye shadow and you might just feel the need to channel your inner flapper and throw on a long strand of pearls.

glo-MinerAls Precise Micro Eyeliner, gloprofessional.com

MAKe UP For ever Aqua Cream #11 Gold Sephora.com

ellis FAAs Mascara EllisFaas.com

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giorgio ArMAni Maestro Complexion Perfector #4 giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com


W ines forCelebrating your Life

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any of us head into summer yearning to have our best beach bodies but some don't quite achieve the all-time goal for the season. Summer quickly comes to an end, kids go back to school and this is your best chance to fall into fitness! I have my clients write down their fitness goals at our first meeting. Then we decide together if they are realistic. Once you believe they are, you need to choose what you are willing to do to make those goals fall into place. Since we live in such a digital age, I would start by calendaring on your smartphone or tablet the days and times you are making your personal commitment to become more fit. I would think about your current eating plan and see how you can tweak it to have it give you your desired results. We all know diets do not work. They are made to be broken. Becoming more fit is an entire lifestyle change. Eating foods high in nutritional value and low in sugar and keeping calories where they need to be are key in achieving results. Keeping a food journal can help you be more careful with your eating plan because it holds you accountable at the end of the day. If you are starting with moderate amounts of exercise, you can gradually increase the intensity and duration. In the beginning, less is definitely more. What interests you? Are you going to feel excited to be in a gym where you will be stimulated by others working out hard next to you? Will you be happier in a group fitness class where an instructor will inspire, motivate and push you? Do you want to be outdoors or work privately with a personal trainer? The choice is extremely personal and the more you enjoy it, the easier it is to stay with your new program. I am often asked which is better - strength training or cardiovascular conditioning? My usual response is that they are equally important. If you combine your weight training with bursts of cardio, the high intensity intervals can give you an amazing time-efficient dual workout. If you have limited time to fit your exercise routine into your day, you can download the Tabata timer application to your iPhone or tablet. The Tabata program is 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Try alternating a cardio-based movement such as jumping jacks, or jumping rope, for 20; then rest for 10 seconds. On round two, choose two hand weights for overhead shoulder presses for 20 seconds and rest for 10. Repeat the timed intervals and alter the strength intervals to get a full body workout in just 30 minutes! Tabata was voted one of the top hardcore and most efficient calorie burning workouts by New York Magazine. Always remember, slow and steady yields the best results.

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between Filler and Facelift By Kelly O'Malley Mattone, M.D.

What do you do when you realize that facials and fillers are not quite cutting it anymore but you are not ready for a facelift? Maybe you’ve had surgery but have lost the lift? Perhaps you are new to facial aging and want to halt the progression or you are simply in prevention mode? The answer is simple: an UpLift by Ultherapy.

ultherApY (deep-focused ultrasound therapy) is a new type of non-surgical, noninvasive lifting procedure for the face. It has boasting rights of being the only procedure the FDA has cleared to lift and tighten skin after demonstrating safety in clinical studies. ultherapy has been featured on 20/20, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, The View and headlined in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines. ultherapy derives its name from its energy source: ultrasound, sound waves out of the range of human hearing. It utilizes non-ionizing radiation, meaning it does not impose health hazards. ultherapy works from the inside out to lift and tighten skin.

fACiAl AGinG is a process of collagen degradation and loss that occurs throughout multiple depths of skin. Over time collagen loses its elasticity and aging begins with fine lines and wrinkles in the superficial dermal layers. Aging continues with noticeable loss of skin resiliency and progression of skin laxity. Finally, there is complete loss of the deeper collagen structural support and the skin can no longer stand up to the effects of gravity; it is pulled downward resulting in a distortion of facial contours. What begins as an apple-shaped face can end up as pear-shaped as gravity, genes, hormones and environmental factors take their inevitable and predictable toll on your former youthful self. ultherapy jump-starts the collagen repair process to lift, tone, and

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tighten loose skin. The skin's response is to regenerate structural collagen and elastin with the growth of fresh, new collagen, which takes place over the course of three to six months. The end result is a tightening and gradual lifting of the skin back into a more youthful position and form-fitting shape. There is an initial contraction of collagen during the treatment, which produces a remarkable, immediate, observable effect of lifting, smoothing and tightening the face and neck, which improves naturally and gradually with time as new collagen continues to grow and take strength. It takes about 60 minutes to complete an entire face and neck treatment with ultherapy. Because it is noninvasive, there is no downtime and no post-procedure restrictions; most people resume normal activities immediately following the procedure. There is some discomfort that varies from patient to patient. This is a temporary and positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. There may be temporary side effects of mild swelling, bruising or tenderness which resolve spontaneously. Most patients require one treatment to achieve results which can last up to two years. Those who are older and have more skin laxity may need a second treatment.

whAt's YoUr U.Q.? (ultherapy Quotient) If you can relate to one or more of the following, it may be time to schedule an Ultherapy consultation!

• You wear turtlenecks and scarves more and more often. • While staring in the mirror, you play with putting your skin back to where it used to be. • You start keeping your anti-aging secrets just that ... secret! • You wear sunglasses - when you don't need to! • After a full night's sleep, someone says, “You look tired.” • You stop wearing eye makeup because you can’t really see your eyelids anyway. • You see your mother more often - in the mirror!


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Metabolism and weight By Dr. Kaloudis

M e Ta b o L i s M

occurs in the cells of all life. In humans, these chemical reactions sustain life, allowing us to grow, reproduce and maintain our health in response to our environment. Metabolism involves a complex network of hormones and enzymes that not only convert food into fuel, but also affect how efficiently that fuel is burned. One might write off low energy and fatigue as just part of the natural aging process. however, aging itself is only a manifestation of metabolic and hormonal changes your body undergoes as the years pass. The process of metabolism establishes the rate at which we burn our calories and, ultimately, how quickly we gain weight or how easily we lose it.

conVerTinG Food inTo enerGY Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. The number of calories your body uses to carry out its basic functions is known as your basal metabolic rate. Several factors determine your individual basal metabolic rate, including body size and composition, gender and age. your basal metabolic rate accounts for about 60 to 75 percent of the calories you burn every day. In addition, food processing and physical activity are a part of the calorie burn. Digesting, absorbing, transporting and storing food takes about 10 percent of the calories used each day. Physical activity and exercise account for the rest of the calories your body burns. Physical activity is by far the most variable of these factors.

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MeTaboLisM and iTs eFFecT on WeiGHT It may be tempting to blame your metabolism for weight gain. But because metabolism is a natural process, your body generally balances it to meet your individual needs. That's why if you try so-called starvation diets, your body compensates by slowing down these bodily processes and conserving calories for survival. Only in rare cases do you get excessive weight gain from a medical problem that slows metabolism. Weight gain is most commonly the result of eating more calories than you burn. So to lose weight, you simply need to eat fewer calories, increase the number of calories you burn through physical activity, or both. Once you understand that, you're ready to set your weight loss goal and make a plan for reaching it. Remember, you don't have to do it alone. Talk to your doctor, family and friends for support. Also, plan smart: Anticipate how you'll handle situations that challenge your resolve and the inevitable minor setbacks. If you have serious health problems because of weight, your doctor may suggest weight-loss surgery. In this case, you and your doctor will need to thoroughly discuss the potential benefits and the possible risks. New non-surgical weight loss modalities include promising medications, which when combined with lifestyle modifi cations have great effects in shedding those excess pounds. But don't forget the bottom line: The key to successful weight loss is a commitment to making permanent changes in your diet and exercise habits.


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clayton l’hameau estate recaptures

GOLD COAST

Glory By Melissa Argueta

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, the idealistic vision of the "American Dream" was alive and well. While many of the North Shore's wealthiest families were building lavish mansions from the ground up, one of the most prominent architects of the 20th century was commissioned to remodel an old rustic farmhouse and transform it into a majestic estate on long Island's Gold Coast. In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel The Great Gatsby was published, bringing the extravagance of an era known as the Gilded Age into the spotlight. That same year master architect and designer William lawrence Bottomley was hired by his father-in-law, James Mulford Townsend Sr., to redesign the property located on 12 Frost Mill Road in the village of Mill Neck, N.y. Built in 1907, the original structure was owned by Townsend and sold to Faris and Mary Clayton Russell, partners in White Weld Investment Bankers. The Russells worked with Bottomley to enlarge the residence into a Frenchstyle farmhouse. Adopting a French and classic Colonial Revival design aesthetic, the renowned architect drew inspiration from Marie-Antoinette's l'hameau de la Reine, a private retreat built in the park of the Château de versailles. Bottomley's drawings called for the addition of two brick wings that flanked the original white clapboard structure fitted with black shutters. To fully complete his vision, he focused on creating dramatic interiors and designing elaborate formal grounds that resembled the quintessential European landscape. Accessed by a long driveway leading to a front courtyard, the 8,500-squarefoot mansion is a rare seven-acre find in an area normally zoned for five-acre

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parcels. Today, the sprawling country estate encompasses wellmaintained English gardens, rolling great lawns and is surrounded by mature ornamental specimen trees and colorful perennials. In an effort to maintain the house's structural integrity and character, the current owners have implemented a dÊcor that strikes the perfect balance of historic charm and modern elegance. The residence boasts six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, a heated greenhouse, in-ground pool, a separate three-bedroom renovated guest cottage with an artist gallery and six-car garage. One of the house's modern features is the spacious and functional kitchen with an adjoining breakfast room located on the first floor. Although the original layout of the room maintained the character of the 1920s, it was used by servants and separated from the main house. The updated space showcases new appliances, retro stainless steel counter tops and a butler's pantry. While ornate architectural details can be observed throughout the interior, they are of particular interest in the north/south entrance foyer of the main house. Custom pine-raised panel walls with fluted pilasters were imported from a Parisian château and assembled in the U.S. Other noteworthy treasures include the sweeping wrought iron railing staircase and a one-of-a-kind closet phone booth. The informal living room includes four windows with two exposures that illuminate the original plank wood floor, crown moldings and marble fireplace. Housed within the banquet-sized dining room are another French marble fireplace, built-in display cabinetry and two tall windows with views of the formal gardens. One of Bottomley's signature additions is the home's magnificent circular library complete with customfitted French doors and built-in shelving, which enhance the unique proportions of the room. Among its most unique aspects are the secret closets and hidden nooks that can be used for storage.

On the second floor, the master bedroom suite boasts a casual sitting room, an old-fashioned sleeping porch and his and hers bathrooms. Highlighting the room are four hand-carved wall panels and fireplace with a mirror perched above the mantle. A focal point of the estate is a grand ballroom fit for royalty. Whether it's for a wedding or dinner party, the space is ideal for entertaining on an epic scale. Gracing the walls are a series of hand-painted murals depicting scenes of European gardens, along with eight sets of French doors that lead outside to patios, formal gardens and a fountain. Gaze up at the room's nearly 12-foot-high ceilings to view two original crystal chandeliers and an open central medallion, where music was once piped through its original speaker system. The exterior of the property offers equally impressive perks that give it a distinctly European feel. The grounds feature a heated greenhouse with turret. In pristine working condition, its horizontal edifice has been used for several celebrity magazines and television shoots. Perhaps the estate's most enviable amenity of all is the 1940s in-ground pool with original ironwork and bathhouse, which is equipped with two bathrooms and dressing rooms. Additionally, the covered cabana alcove offers ample seating and supreme meadow views. On the market at a reduced price of $2,985,000, home buyers have a chance to purchase a historical country estate with its roots irrevocably tied to the Gold Coast's glorious past. Shown exclusively by Prudential Douglas Elliman's Ludmilla Stanco (Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker) and Michael W. Stanco (Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker). Ludmilla can be reached at 516.426.9536 or ludmilla.stanco@elliman.com and Michael at 516.293.0915 or michael. stanco@elliman.com Shown exclusively by:

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Historic Traditional Colonial | Mill Neck | $2,595,000

“For Those Who Value Beautiful Landscaping And Privacy” Old Westbury | $2,275,000 | Old Westbury Colonial, brick and frame exterior,

Waterfront Living at its Finest | Asharoken | $1,749,000

Enjoy sunrises and sunsets from this unique home with 360 degrees of water views of Long Island Sound and Oyster Bay. The home is located on over four acres on exclusive, private Centre Island and has 11,000 sq. ft. of living space with water views from every room. Geothermal heating and cooling. Separate guest quarters. Web# 2460698 Lorna Mann, Licensed R.E. Salesperson 516.633.4075

4-5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and first floor master suite with his/hers baths and dressing room. Glass-walled skylit garden room opens to terrace and lush woodland vistas. Circular driveway with dual access via I.U. Willets and private road. 4.36 acres with pool, Har-Tru tennis court and 3-car garage. Convenient access to parkways, golf, tennis & country clubs, beaches and boating. Acclaimed East Williston School District. Peggy Carillo, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker 516.984.1115

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Peace and tranquility abound in this unique historical gem nestled on 5.37 acres with breathtaking water views of scenic Oyster Bay Harbor. Built in 1888, this three story Colonial with 9 fireplaces offers gracious living, traditional elegance and exquisite architectural detail. A privately set in-ground pool with cabana overlooks English Gardens. A detached 6-car garage with large 2nd floor guest quarters plus additional 3-car garage completes this rare find. Web# 2495907. Robert J. Olita, Licensed Associate R.E. Broker 516.978.0180

Spectacular 14-room Colonial nestled at the end of a private road and set on a manicured acre over looking Duck Harbor and Northport Bay. Picturesque 147 feet of water frontage and a private 140-foot dock with electric boat lift. Stunning views from every room of this custom designed home with five bedrooms and 6.5 baths. Perfect floor plan for the extended family with legal accessory use second eat-in kitchen and living space. Must view this special home to appreciate. Web # 2521954 Lynda Olita, Licensed Associate R.E. Broker 631.662.2478

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Grace and Elegance | Mill Neck | $2,985,000

Spectacular Waterfront | Nissequogue | $2,999,999

Showcase in Sands Point | $2,600,000

One of the last remaining grand estates on the North Shore. This Bradley Delehanty-designed manor with spectacular indoor pool is set on 22+ pastoral acres with a large guest house, heated pool, cabana, a working twelve-stall horse farm with four paddocks, a quarter-mile training track and groom’s cottage. Web# 2323300. Anna Alyskewycz 516.680.5399

Aldrich designed this twenty-five room brick mansion with twelve fireplaces including a ballroom, banquet dining room, billiard room, library, music room, English small bone kitchen and a loggia. There are 7.23 acres of rolling lawn with formal gardens and pool. Jericho School District. Web# 2413106. Mollie Grossman 516.629.2221

Lifestyle on the Nissequogue River with deeded 120-ft dock. Builder’s own 7,500 sf Colonial on 2.5 acres built in 2000 boasts coffered ceilings, four fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with center isle, no expenses spared! Paradise at the River’s end, entrance to Long Island Sound. Web# 2512698. Catherine Lindstadt 631.266.6113

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Just possibly the best direct waterfront on all of Long Island’s Gold Coast. 3+ acres with 350 ft of sandy beach located in prestigious Harriman Estates. This home is a quintessential beach house, designed to blend with its surroundings to provide an effortless transition from indoor to outdoor living and expansive year round views of LI Sound. Web# 2425627. Maggie Keats 516.449.7598

Approximately 7 acres of formal gardens, lush lawns and complete privacy. Circa 1925, William Bottomley created this Parisian inspired estate with stunning ballroom complete with murals of European garden scenes. Offering includes main house, three bedroom guest cottage, pool/cabana, greenhouse and 6 garages. Entertainer’s paradise. Web# 2382801. Michael Stanco 917.293.0915

All new, elegant Center Hall Colonial completely rebuilt from studs to finest finishes. Designed for great entertaining with dream kitchen, fabulous principal rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Walk out lower level with gym, full bath, theater + maids. Sited beautifully on acre+, rimmed by mature trees. 33 minutes to New York City. Web# 2492344. Maria Rovegno 516.729.2413


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Cold Spring Harbor, NY – “Shore Road”

A piece of paradise. Secluded but not remote. Located minutes from schools, shopping, theatres, hospitals, recreational facilities, restaurants, public transportation – only 1 hour from Midtown Manhattan. Every room (including the garage) has a western water view allowing unforgettable sunsets and sunny mornings with reflected light. Guest house, many wonderful dining venues inside and out, truly amazing wine cellar, your own beach and dock. Interior design by Eduardo LaCroze. Exterior design by Kean Development. In the Village of Lloyd Harbor. Masterpiece Listing. CSH SD #2. MLS# 242349. $5,500,000.

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Licensed Associate Broker Gold Circle of Excellence Cold Spring Harbor Office 5 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 631.692.6770 ext.227 margyhargraves@danielgale.com

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1989 -Always a treat to taste an older rosé champagne, this one is known for its savory notes. Even more of a treat is to be able to purchase a 23-year-old rosé champagne that comes directly from the veuve cellars. Discriminating guests should agree. $245 per 75cl bottle www.sherrylehmann.com and wherever fine wine and spirits are sold.


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Grand Prix Coming to New Jersey By victoria Caruso

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Formula One Grand Prix

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Formula One racing

While cars used in F1 races may consist of the same basic elements as those you drive on a daily basis, these race cars aren’t designed for will - for the first time next year - take to the streets of New Jersey. Con- casual cruising. Sanctioned by the France-based Fédération Internatiosidered the fastest and perhaps most high-tech form of auto-racing in the nale de l'Automobile (FIA), “formula” refers to a set of strict and specific world, the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial is set to run through rules, implemented by FIA, to which all cars must comply. As a result, Weehawken and West New York over the next decade, beginning in June Formula One cars are considered technical masterpieces and everything 2013. about them is tweaked and tooled for one thing and one thing only For Long Island fans of the extreme motor sport, an east coast Grand speed! Prix means simply hopping in a car or catching a train and heading across Teams often spend as much as $1 billion building a car for one race the Hudson for a weekend filled of high-speed racing. season only to junk that car the following year and build a new one Formula One racing - F1 for short - features the most powerful and according to the regulations set forth by the FIA. While the specs may technically advanced open-wheeled, single-seat race cars in the world. Trained, Olympic-skilled drivers competing in the New Jersey Grand Prix are expected to speed along a 3.2-mile circuit that will include waterfront settings, varied elevation and steep, winding city roads. The route will include the Hudson River waterfront and the Palisades with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. The French held the first Grand Prix in 1906; at that time, 32 cars competed along a 65-mile course over two days with the average speed of the winning car maxing out at just under 63 miles per hour. Over a century later, Formula One racing is considered the highest class of single-car racing featuring the best drivers in the most powerful, technically advanced cars.

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differ annually, each single-seat, open-wheeled car is designed to be as lightweight, aerodynamic and fast as possible. And, unlike other racing event in which teams can purchase a chassis from a racing car manufacturer, Formula One teams must employ highly qualified engineers and technicians to build a car from scratch in accordance with FIA requirements. Each car is built out of carbon fiber and other exotic materials and handcrafted at the team factories. The engines are the most powerful in the world within the formula layout, while the electronics are the most complicated. Teams know through computer sensors how every part of the car is reacting during a race or test any time it is on the track. The end result must be a car that can handle the twists and turns associated with a Grand Prix track and typically consists of vehicles with 2.4-liter v8 engines that produce about 700 horsepower and can exceed speeds of 200 miles per hour. Many equate Formula One’s open-wheel auto racing with the Indianapolis 500 when in truth Indy Racing league events are predominately American motor sports that include the IndyCar Series and the Indy Pro Series. Formula One is a worldwide event, with racing not limited to a single country. In fact, Formula One is a true world series in that races take place in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe

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and England, among other places. With 18 races on average in a season, just about every race takes place in a different country and drivers are from many different nationalities, too. The 2013 Port Imperial race will be New Jersey’s first-ever race and the first on the East Coast since the Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International in New york was canceled before the 1981 season. Additionally, the New Jersey Grand Prix will be the second u.S. race on FIA’s 2012-2013 calendar; in November, a Grand Prix of America will take place in Austin, Tx, marking the first u.S. Formula One contest since the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last hosted the Grand Prix of America in 2007. The New Jersey Grand Prix is expected to attract thousands and to prepare construction crews have been working around the clock to turn ordinary hudson County streets into world-class speedways. Additionally, construction of garages and pit areas along with grandstands is also underway. Funded solely by InterMedia Partners, the private equity group organizing New Jersey’s first Formula Once race, it is estimated that the 2013 Grand Prix of America will attract more than 100,000 spectators and pump over $100 million into the local economy. Throw in a 10-year agreement and that could amount to a significant boost in revenue through 2023 for New york and New Jersey.


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is considered to be one of the world's most universal sports that can be played by just about anyone, any age, any time of year. If you are new to the game or just looking to improve your skills, one of Long Island's top coaches believes the benefits of playing go far beyond just the physical. Watch any Grand Slam final and it's hard not to be intimidated by the sheer talent displayed by the sport's top-ranked professionals. But you don't have to be Roger Federer or Serena Williams to have success on the court. One of the keys to improving your performance is simply to get out and play, according to Howie Arons, co-owner and program director of Great Neck Estates Tennis Club. For those who have never even held a tennis racket, Arons, who has been playing the game for 52 years, recommends taking an initial lesson just to feel comfortable and gain some confidence. "Once you start learning to hit, you don't need to take a lot of lessons; you can get one or two pointers and really grow from there," he said. While practice is invaluable for improving shot placement and returning ability, it can also help your all-around game. "If you played a violin once a week, you wouldn't be a very good violin player, so the key with tennis is repetition; it's practice," he said, adding, "Simply rent a court with another person and try to keep the ball in play rather than hit it as hard as you can. If you try to hit with each other, you'll be learning some of the most important fundamentals of the game." Among the many benefits of playing tennis regularly is improved hand-eye coordination and flexibility, but it also can help keep off extra pounds. "People who play tennis a lot tend to lose weight. It's a great activity. It doesn't take a million hours like golf ... it's easy to play, you only need one other person," remarked Arons. Opening last fall, Great Neck Tennis Estates Tennis Club currently offers classes for all levels, from QuickStart to ranked tournament players (ages 4 to 18), where students learn the fundamentals of proper technique and form. Estates co-owners Willie Notar and Arons espouse a philosophy that every tennis lesson must include quality instruction, a great workout, and of course, fun. "It is the most gorgeous park; it's a great venue for tennis," Arons said. The Estates offers an extensive adult program for women from cardio tennis to instructional classes and boasts five Har-Tru clay courts and two outdoor hard courts. "Cardio tennis is designed to get your heart moving for an hour. We run you around and we incorporate that with tennis drills and tennis strategy. We get the heart moving, instead of with the treadmill or the exercise bike, on the tennis court through running and drilling and getting you to hit better shots," Arons explains. 

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As the high school coach with the most wins in New york State, Arons has seen firsthand how tennis can help young people develop better mental agility, focus and concentration. "It teaches kids how to not only compete, but it teaches kids how to recover from their mistakes, work as a team in doubles and try to overcome. If you lose one day, it teaches you how to win tomorrow," he said. "I think it's a great discipline for young children and it not only helps them in their fitness but their lives." A tennis camp director at the Shelter Rock Tennis & Country Club in Manhasset, Arons has

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coached some of the top junior players in the area. he emphasizes that while tennis is a game of power, it also requires a great deal of finesse. "you have to start it when they're young. you have to develop their hands. We have drills now that actually teach touch and feel," he said. In today's tennis game, Arons says using variation is a sure-fire way to ensure your success in a match. "I think mixing it up in tennis, especially in the serve, is the key. If you do the same thing all the time, these players are going to figure you out in a minute. But if you mix it up, they don't know what to expect."

Great Neck Estates Tennis Club, 12 Shore Drive, Great Neck, is a state-of-the-art indoor tennis facility comprised of adult teaching professionals. Instruction is offered for juniors, adults, tournament training and camps. For more information, call howie Arons or Willie Notar at 516-233-2790  or visit www.greatneckestatestennis.com.  Shelter Rock Tennis & Country Club, 100 long Island Expressway, Manhasset, offers private and group lessons, team practices, adult clinics and tennis camps. For more information, call  516484-0100 or visit shelterrocktennisclub.com.


Learn to play Polo - the Game of Kings Private Lessons and Junior Clinics or Become a Social Member You are welcome to watch a Polo Match on Hickox Field - Whitney Lane in Old Westbury Practice and Game days every TU/TH and SAT

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Since its inception, horses and trainers from hunter's Moon Farm have been competing locally on long Island as well as in nationally rated competitions throughout the country. For the past six years, the Muttontown farm has had a prominent presence in the hampton Classic and 2012 was no different with 25 horses competing in the week long Bridgehampton event. "We campaigned 25 horses at this year’s hampton Classic and will then prepare for finales and indoors, with the more senior competitors sending their horses to compete in the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida," said Jennifer Griffin, manager of hunter's Moon Farm. Charged with running the farm, Griffin is proud of the success its riders and horses have had over the past few years, "The farm has been highly successful, winning many championships at local shows and in Florida," Griffin said. On a professional level, hunter's Moon Farm is home to trainer Jeffery Welles, two-time Grand Prix winner who rode Aries and Merlin in this year's Classic. Additionally, in August, Welles took home the $100,000 Grand Prix at horse shows In the Sun (hITS) in Saugerties, Ny. located on 60 acres adjacent to the Muttontown Preserve, the Northern Boulevard property has existed as a horse farm for the past 75 years. Since acquiring the property in 2006, hunter's Moon Farm owners have dedicated themselves to revitalizing the 60-acre property into a high quality,

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Jeffery Welles on his horse "Aries", won the $100,000- Grand Prix at HITS earlier this year and also competed in the 2012 Hampton Classic.

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state-of-the-art facility for training of horses and riders for competition, offering a full range of services for amateur and professional clients of all ages. The farm's newly renovated barns provide traditional accommodations along with such updated features as central-station smoke detectors and an automatic fly-spray system. All horses receive ample turnout in grass and all-weather footed sand paddocks as well as daily exercise. At hunter's Moon Farm, riding lessons and training for all levels is offered and all clients are provided access to nationally recognized trainers and competitions for hunter, jumper and equitation disciplines. Additionally, to ensure all horses receive the highest quality care, the farm employs professional equestrian care from management and grooms with years of experience caring for show horses, both at home and on the road. "Our supervisory personnel are always available whether at home, at a show, or wintering in Wellington," said Griffin. hunter's Moon Farm offers riders direct access to the Muttontown Preserve, a 550-acre Nassau County Park cobbled together from three separate estates - The Nature Center and Chelsea, the lansdell Christie estate (including the original Winthrop mansion) and a parcel that contains ruins of the mansion once owned by King Zog of Albania that can still be viewed in the wooded area just north of Muttontown Road.

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hunter's Moon Farm client Arraina Boardman and her horse "Gatsby" accept the championship award at the Old Salem horse Show earlier this year. Arraina and "Gatsby" also competed in this year's hampton Classic.

"We take pride in our quality training programs for both horses and riders of all levels, our experienced and attentive staff, our premium facilities and our miles of unspoiled trails," said Griffi n. "Clients of hunter’s Moon Farm have the unique opportunity of taking their horses out trail riding through these old estates and ruins." She added, "I am pleased that the beautiful property at hunter’s Moon Farm has remained a horse farm in an era where several are being developed in what once was true 'horse country' and I hope hunter’s Moon Farm will continue its success and that horses remain in this beautiful area for a very long time to come.”

huNTERS MOON FARM 6080 Northern Boulevard, Muttontown, Ny 516.628.8300 | huntersmoonfarm.com


The Meadowbrook Polo Club Ladies cHaLLenGe Photography by Elliot Conway

From July 27 through July 30, the Meadowbrook Polo Club played host to World Championship Tournament Polo (WCT). WCT is a women's polo organization that spans the globe in recognizing and promoting top level women's polo competition and players. WCT Polo also provides a start point for corporate interest to be introduced to the sport of polo and its enthusiasts by supporting women's polo and teams through sponsorship opportunities at all of its recognized events. Founded in 2005 by Sunny hale, one of the highest ranking female polo players, the WTC recently completed over two days at the Meadowbrook Polo Club and was sponsored by Stacie Rodriguez and Carly leins. The three teams competing were las vinas, Groton Foxes and Banbury Cross with the final challenge between las vinas and Banbury, with las vinas taking the win. Some of the pro players included Floridian Tiffany Busch, South Carolinian Karen Reefe, Zimbabwian native Sherilyn hensman and from California Abbey Riggs. 25A had the distinct honor in presenting the MvP award to Tiffany Busch.

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with a unique dynamism true to its luxurious heritage. Its inspiration was found in the spirit of the 1930s - that unmistakable era of adventure - and it is designed, engineered and crafted to take the driving experience to new limits. In fact, the Ghost is more driver-focused than any Rolls-Royce before it. It goes 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, comparable to many sports cars, despite its substantial size and weight. But while embodying all of Rolls-Royce’s classic elegance, Ghost exudes an informal aura. “We wanted this to be less reminiscent of the traditional Parthenon style and more like a jet intake,” said Chief Designer Ian Cameron. however, do not mistake informal for unsophisticated. Ghost rides on a bed of air with double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension and is powered by a brand new, 6.6 litre twin-turbo v12 engine, unique to the model. Complex electronic aids keep it composed on virtually any surface. Its handling and safety systems operate as one, imperceptible to driver and passengers, but maintaining optimum contact with the road in any condition. Inside, from heating and cooling to seating and sound, Ghost offers riders the familiar Rolls-Royce sense of luxury, safety and “an escape from the outside world,” according to Alan Sheppard, interior designer. There is no question. Ghost embodies 21st-century Rolls-Royce style: 100 years of production and design excellence and experience offered in modern and uncompromised style.

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LEonaRDo DICaPRIo is one of those names. If you’re a moviegoer, it’s not only likely you’ve seen a preview for a film with DiCaprio in it, but have also thought on one occasion or another, “If leo’s in it, it’s going to be good.” Buzz around the 37-year-old actor is building again with the introduction of The Great Gatsby movie preview to theaters, which has many leo fans saying, “That looks awesome.” Whether you’re a fan or not, based on his impressive resume and history of strong performances, it’s hard to deny DiCaprio’s talent. his dedication to his craft, from nailing nuances such as hand gestures and vocal intonation, to larger tasks such as his intense delivery in highly emotional scenes, makes him the perfect contender for juicy roles where he gets to play an unforgettable character. It’s safe to say that he’s put the old days of Romeo + Juliet and Titanic behind him and has allowed himself to grow into one of hollywood’s top leading men. A smaller audience remembers leo from the mid-’80s/early-’90s sitcom Growing Pains, which also starred then-household names such as Alan Thicke and Kirk Cameron. And while DiCaprio grew to achieve small fame during his stint on the show from 1991-92, he hadn’t quite hit stardom yet. unlike many teen television stars who fail to success70 | 25a www.25Amagazine.com

fully cross the line into feature films, leo was able to do it – and do it well. his transition from adorable sitcom kid to accomplished film star seemed to happen impressively fast: his role as Arnie Grape in the 1993 film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for playing a mentally disabled youth. he wowed audiences with his performance and seemed to be on his way to being a very serious Oscar contender. Some can argue he regressed a bit after that, when he won over the teenaged audience (but received mixed reviews from top critics) with Romeo + Juliet in 1996, in which he played Romeo to Claire Danes’ Juliet. And while many of us still make fun of the epic cheesiness/greatness of the infamous hand-smeared-on-a-foggy-car-window, as well as quotable lines such as “I’m king of the world!” and “I’ll never let go, Jack,” Titanic (1997) maintains dedicated fans. In fact, the success of Titanic continues to go on, just like Celine Dion’s heart; it returned to theaters in 3D in 2012. And while its success is not just attributed to leo – James Cameron broke ground with his innovative and epic style of filming and was supported by a solid cast – it was undeniable that leonardo DiCaprio had officially become a household name.


With a few romantic roles under his belt, it seemed as though that might be the path DiCaprio’s career was taking. However, he proved skeptics wrong in 2002, when critics and audiences alike saw DiCaprio transition into a major Hollywood player with the release of Gangs of New York, where he proved himself as a strong ensemble cast member in his role as Amsterdam Vallon. This role was complemented by a headlining performance in Catch Me If You Can, based on the autobiographical book about Frank Abagnale Jr.’s career as a master check forger and con artist, where he played opposite the legendary Tom Hanks. While DiCaprio’s role didn’t win him an Oscar, his solid ensemble and lead performances led critics to take notice that Leo wasn’t going to be forever known for his slightly corny role on a sinking ship. What’s more is that his Abagnale performance proved that he could take on a biographical role and carry a movie from start to finish. After receiving accolades for his performance as Frank Abagnale Jr., it made sense for DiCaprio to continue his biographical roles. 2004 brought us The Aviator, where DiCaprio played Howard Hughes, the oil-millionaire-turned-movie-maker. While many critics pointed out flaws in the film itself, it was hard to deny that DiCaprio was a compelling and complex Hughes. The Academy agreed and gave DiCaprio a Best Actor nomination that year. 2006 also proved to be a great year for DiCaprio, with the release of both The Departed and Blood Diamond. The Departed was nominated for five Academy Awards, and won four, including Best Picture. From start to finish, Leo became undercover cop William "Billy" Costigan. He continued the momentum with the five-time nominated Blood Diamond (2006), where he received an Oscar nomination for his role as diamond smuggler Danny Archer. The Oscar-worthy film projects kept coming in 2008, when DiCaprio played the role of Frank Wheeler in three-time Oscar-nominated Revolutionary Road (DiCaprio himself did not receive a nomination). It was clear that Leonardo DiCaprio was a great asset to any cast, but in terms of proving his chops as a lead actor, there’s no role more obvious than his performance as J. Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar (2011). While the movie didn’t do as well as anticipated (critics seemed to poke holes in it left and right), it seems as though DiCaprio was able to convincingly assume the role of the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. The character was one that included

deep complexity, from greatness to scandal, and it was enhanced by DiCaprio’s expertise and dedication. Hoover was presented as a flawed but fascinating individual, without ever sensationalizing or demeaning the life he lived. Much of the criticism toward the biopic was essentially that it took on too much – trying to sum up one person’s life story in two hours and 17 minutes always proves to be difficult. J. Edgar never made it to the coveted Oscar-nominated spot that it seemed to so desperately ask for, but that doesn’t discredit the good work that went into developing Hoover’s character. DiCaprio seized every aspect of the role; he took a young 20-something Hoover into old age. He seemed to perfect every nuance that comes with aging – from hand gestures to his walk, even to the way he glanced up from his newspaper. For the subtle physicality the role demanded, DiCaprio stepped up to the plate. After seeing those nuances in his performance, it was hard to deny DiCaprio’s intense dedication to his craft - specifically, his commitment to getting it right. Now DiCaprio is taking on another complex (though fictitious) role, with the release of The Great Gatsby. What makes him a great fit for the role of the lavish and troubled Jay Gatsby might partly be his understanding of a world of wealth and glamour. DiCaprio is no stranger to the Hollywood scene. With high profile romances with supermodels and beautiful actresses such as Gisele Bundchen, Bar Rafaeli and Blake Lively, Leo understands what it’s like living the life of a billionaire. The role of Gatsby itself is any actor's dream. Set in the 1920s in East and West Egg, Long Island (think modern-day Hamptons), as well as New York City, which offered scenes of lavish parties and fabulous lifestyles, Jay Gatsby embodies the rags-to-riches character with the ultimate motive of winning back the love of his life. His inner turmoil and mysterious character leaves an actor with plenty of room to flex his acting muscles and dive headfirst into a truly intricate character. Based on his history in character-driven films, it seems only logical for DiCaprio to assume this role and do it well. What fans of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel will particularly look for are the nuances of Jay Gatsby’s character. His affected accent, his cool exterior, his internal turmoil: these are all skills that DiCaprio has proven he can deliver. Audiences will be expecting nothing short of a perfected, practiced performance. While it can be said that DiCaprio’s Oscar career is turning a bit into the “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” complex, it seems fairly certain that his time will come. Buzz for The Great Gatsby has been brewing for a while now, with words of potential Oscar nominations in the mix. Previews already showing in theatres promised us a Christmas 2012 date, though new rumors seem to indicate 2013 is more likely. While previews for The Great Gatsby show flashy lights and fabulous parties, it’s on DiCaprio’s shoulders to carry the film. With the release date a firm TBD for now, moviegoers and Fitzgerald fans alike will be eagerly anticipating the film’s release, as well as a traditionally fantastic performance from its leading man.

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erhaps the most lavish parties ever held in the pages of American literature were the galas Jay Gatsby threw at his estate on Long Island's North Shore. It was the Gold Coast when it glittered, a time of elegance and splendor, gilded ceilings, 300-foot yachts, and 100-room castles surrounded by gardens to rival those at Versailles. The Great Gatsby, published in 1925, made the young F. Scott Fitzgerald world famous. His classic novel of the jazz age described the fabled North Shore of Long Island at the height of this colorful era. Legends have grown about the extravagances and lifestyles of the rich and famous. At the turn of the last century, vast fortunes were made by the Vanderbilts, Astors, Woolworths and Morgans, which led to an architectural phenomenon unparalleled in our country's history, if not that of the world. From Great Neck to Huntington over 600 massive estates were constructed along with the trappings of the very wealthy. Enormous glass playhouses boasting indoor tennis courts, Olympic-sized swimming pools, bowling alleys, squash courts, even a gambling casino or two were built to keep guests entertained.

1920s PARTY SCENE

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Images courtesy of Monica Randall and Paramount Pictures Š 1974

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Prohibition was in full swing, along with gangsters, speakeasies, rumrunning and immorality. The New York Times noted, "Gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession." Prohibition was a dumb idea, as it made overnight millionaires of the likes of Al Capone, Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano and dozens of other sociopaths who thought nothing of gunning down anyone who got in their way. The thugs and rumrunners were necessary to keep the bubbly flowing so that no mansion party ever went dry. As a backup, most estates had their own stills in the basement. What many of us were never told when we first read Fitzgerald's book was that it was not a work of fiction, but based on real stories and real people, whose names are simply changed. The mansions and other locations, while long gone, were a part of our local landscape.

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Fitzgerald, who lived in a grey stucco mansion at 6 Gateway Drive in Great Neck, was at the very hub of all that was going on at the time. his neighbors included Ring lardner, Alva vanderbilt, the Guggenheims and the harrimans. There were also Broadway and screen legends: Eddie Cantor, Irving Berlin, Al Jolson and Groucho Marks. The parties held along the Sound were huge extravagant affairs. Our local Mrs. Bayard Swope described them as "an absolutely seething bordello of interesting people." The most celebrated bash was hosted by Clarence Mackay at harbor hill, at a cost of nearly $1 million. Nearly 2,000 guests came to honor the future King of England, then the Prince of Wales, and to dance the night away to Paul Whiteman's orchestra.

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Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda were considered the golden couple and often attended five or six parties on any given weekend. These galas played out in his most famous novel: "There was music from my neighbor's house throughout the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whispering and the champagne and the stars. People were not invited - they got into their automobiles, and somehow ended up at Gatsby's door. Once there, they conducted themselves according to the rules of behavior associated with amusement parks." --- F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925 Beacon Towers, a huge Feudal castle that stood on a bluff overlooking the Sound in Sands Point, was in reality built by Alva vanderbilt. Fitzgerald was inspired by its size and used it as the setting for his main character's house. In the opening of his book he states: "The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard - it was a factual imitation of some hotel de ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side. It was Gatsby's house." Beacon Towers was bulldozed during the Second World War, but Daisy's sprawling white colonial overlooking the bay survived the years until sadly it was demolished only last year. Its name was land's End and Fitzgerald had visited there often. So who was the real Jay Gatsby? During the '20s there was a well-known bootlegger who sold booze in his chain of drug stores in Great Neck. his name was Max Gerlach, known to call everyone he met "Old Sport." The character of Daisy was believed to have been Fitzgerald's own wife Zelda. She had come from a very wealthy Southern family and was known to drive recklessly when intoxicated. Meyer Wolfsheim was really Arnold Rothstein, a successful gambler and racketeer who had ties with Dutch Schultz and other shady characters. Rothstein wore a pair of human molars as cufflinks and was famous for having fixed the World Series in 1919. Daisy's golf-cheating friend Jordan Baker was based on the life of Edith Cummings, the 1923 Woman's Golf Champion.


, the house where F. Scott Fitzgerald attended many dazzling parties given by Bayard Swope, is said to be the inspiration

for Daisy Buchanan's home in his classic novel, The Great Gatsby.

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Fitzgerald's haunting novel seems to fade in and out of our consciousness with each generation. In 1972, Paramount Pictures, armed with a huge budget, set out on a two-year odyssey to recreate the Gold Coast's golden era. Six months before filming began, I was shocked to get a call one day from David Merrick of Broadway fame. he said he was producing the film version of Fitzgerald's book. It would be starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Merrick said

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he had read an article I had written about long Island's mansions for the Daily News and asked if I could help him find Gatsby's house. I was speechless, and just having heard Redford's name mentioned, I almost keeled over. The following week Merrick, director Jack Clayton, the film's design crew and I set out first by limo, then by chartered yacht. That was followed by a harrowing helicopter ride over long Island, where the pilot flew too low and almost hit Pembroke's water tower in Glen Cove. After two weeks of relentless searching they came to a shattering conclusion. There was nothing left

standing on the Gold Coast that even remotely resembled Gatsby's spectacular abode. long Island had flunked its screen test! And I had missed my chance to meet the movie's handsome star. Crestfallen, I never sent them a bill for the time spent scouting locations. Finally, when word got out that they had found the perfect mansion up in Newport, Rhode Island, I called Merrick's office and brazenly asked if I could have a part in his movie. "Can you do the Charleston?" he asked impatiently. "I'm the Charleston champion of long


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Island," I lied, once having heard an actor say that all's fair in love and war - and showbiz. Several months later I packed my flapper gowns and dancing shoes and drove up to Rosecliff in Newport where the most spectacular party sets were already in place. Starstruck, I kept looking around for Mr. Redford, who was nowhere in sight. On the first night we went through our dance routines over and over and then it rained. It rained again the next night. On the third night it stopped raining for about an hour. I looked up, and standing on the marble staircase was Robert Redford, who almost seemed to be glowing in his custom-made tux. There wasn't a woman on that set whose heart hadn't stopped. The filming of those dazzling party scenes, while lasting only minutes on film went on for two months, throughout the entire summer of '72. It was stiflingly hot and it rained constantly, turning the water in the huge reflecting pool green. The crew had to stop every few hours to clean out the algae and to dump gallons and gallons of Clorox in to keep the water clear. The costumes worn by all the extras were vintage. I had brought several of my own that had been rescued from the old mansions when they were being bulldozed during the '60s. One night when the music got wild, some of us, out of boredom, began to drink real champagne we smuggled in instead of the ginger ale we had been served for weeks on end. Caught up in the moment, the director suddenly yelled for some of us to jump in the pool. About 20 extras danced and splashed in the water, not realizing it was filled with Clorox. Within minutes, the antique tulle silk dresses began to dissolve along with the fragile sequins that melted on the spot. Several of the girls were suddenly standing there in their bras and panties, laughing hysterically. The cameras quickly shifted to the nearby party tents and lavish food displays.

There's another interesting piece of gossip you won't hear anywhere else. The role of Daisy was played by the beautiful Mia Farrow, who was seven months pregnant with twins at the time the party scenes were being shot. Theoni Aldredge, who designed all of Mia's dresses, kept adding billowing capes and feathered shawls around the star to hide her widening girth. Mr. Redford, always the gentleman, kept trying to maneuver around her during their love scenes. The director and production people had no idea she was expecting when they signed her on, but in the end no one was the wiser and the film became a classic.

The Roaring '20s will soon come back to life in a 3-D movie remake of The Great Gatsby starring leonard DiCaprio with Carey Mulligan as Daisy. It is being directed by Baz luhrmann, who stated that finding the right Daisy was like casting for Scarlett in Gone With the Wind. The new version was filmed in Australia, which is a bit of a stretch from long Island. The scenic artists were able to recreate the original Beacon Towers on an even larger scale, using old photographs. But, one has to wonder, instead of fox hunting, which was one of the mainstays of social life here on long Island, will they be chasing kangaroos? Author's note: Starting this month there will be 40 screenings of an original slide lecture called Gatsby's Long Island. It will be presented at local libraries. For times and dates, call 516-921-7438.

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heka. One of the most celebrated castles of all time and right here on the Gold Coast. Here you can life like Gatsby and sleep like a king. This turn-of-the-century estate has much to offer, from a day of golf and tennis to a weekend getaway. Oheka. Known for its celebrations, you can always dine in style or simply relax with an in-room massage. Oheka Castle is certainly worth a visit. Public tours are available, by appointment only.

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A Castle to Call your Own with Just One Wedding a Day

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Corn-Meal Crusted Smithtown oysters with Cream Corn, Whiskey and vegetable Chow-Chow Courtesy of Chef Adam Goldgell of Bottomz up Chef Adam shared with 25A some interesting, old-fashioned recipes using homegrown long Island produce (and a little bit of whiskey). Go to 25A website for more information. CORN-MEAL CRUStED OYStERS ingredients: 4 oysters (any large East Coast oyster will do) *save the concave side of the oyster shells ½ cup corn meal (finely grated) Directions: Dredge oysters in corn meal and fl ash fry at 350 degrees in oil (any kind) for 30-40 seconds. Remove and set aside. CREAM CORN AND WhiSKEY ingredients: 1 ear of corn, removed from cob ¼ cup heavy cream ¼ cup whole milk 1 cube chicken bouillon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons minced red onion 2 tablespoons minced green pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon flour 4 tablespoons whiskey (your choice) 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon minced red pepper (garnish) 1 tablespoon minced onion (garnish)

whiskey. Sweat the ingredients for about two minutes (no color). Pour in milk, cream and whiskey. Bring to a quick boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Stir continuously for 20 minutes; it should have the consistency of a chowder. If needed, add small amounts of water to thin. After 20 minutes, blend half the mixture in a blender; return to saucepan. Set cream corn aside. VEgEtABLE ChOW-ChOW ingredients: ½ minced carrot ½ minced white onion ½ minced jalapeno ½ minced stalk of celery ¼ cup white vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon pepper Directions: Cover all vegetables with ice water, leave for an hour to stiffen the vegetables, then remove ice water. Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar with sugar, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Pour over vegetables and let it marinate overnight. Assembly: Garnish serving plate with minced red onion and red pepper on the bottom of plate (this will also help with setting the oyster shells). Fill each shell with hot cream corn, then place one fried oyster in center. layer the vegetable chow-chow on top and garnish each portion with the shoe-string fried sweet potato.

Directions: Melt butter in a saucepan, add all ingredients except the heavy cream, milk and

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Stirring the Senses

and Shaking Up the Bar With the Cocktail Architect

By venus Quintana

YUSEF AUSTIN is one of New york City’s most distinguished alchemists. Possessing an innate passion for inventing sublime and original concoctions never before seen, he is a cocktail historian and revolutionary rolled into one, reveling and redefining the techniques of a bygone era. Bespoke combinations of bitters, herbs, spices, tinctures and syrups imaginatively designed to suit each guest’s whims are significant indicators that the ‘cocktail revival’ is making tremendous advances in the events industry. Working closely with celebrity event planner and close friend Colin Cowie, yusef has taken this concept to new heights and created an infallible niche for himself. The secret to yusef’s delectable success is simple: experimenting with ingredients and flavors to make for a more personalized and surprising experience. Creating unique flavor combinations to pique one’s curiosity keeps yusef on the cutting edge of his industry and ensures that his clients keep coming back for more. From corporate events to private celebrity functions, weddings and soirees around the globe, yusef has built successful client rapports with the likes of Tom Ford, Todd English, Neiman Marcus, Frapin and Naeem Khan, to name a few. Recognized by media heavyweights Details, Vanity Fair and Gotham, yusef’s cocktails are the essence of a real and pure celebration. having traveled extensively as a child, yusef is no stranger to the exotics. he had a passion for cooking at a young age and it seemed he was destined to be in the culinary industry, even though his dream was to become an architect. After moving to New york City from his hometown in Pennsylvania, yusef worked as a bartender to make ends meet. years later, after continu-

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ous hard work and determination, he is now known as the Cocktail Architect. he believes that a great cocktail is built, not poured. Just as a gourmet chef creates a meal from conceptualization to execution, combining all the necessary components to ensure a quality product, yusef takes a similar approach. “After understanding my client’s needs and desires, I source all the freshest ingredients, herbs and spices from a farmer’s market and begin to infuse teas, dehydrate and make garnishes - it is a very involved process,” he describes. The final product is nothing short of spectacular. he is currently working on cocktail designs and fragrance pairings where his clients are taken on a sensory journey with a ‘bespoke flight tasting’ program, matching cocktail notes with exotic niche scents. “In my search to create a lifelong journey about spirits and what makes them amazing to drink, I seek style, taste, color, smell and craftsmanship. Effortless elegance is my motto,” yusef explains. his wife, Nandini Austin, helps facilitate the sales and marketing end of the business. With a strong background in hospitality management, she is adept at generating new concepts and unique event ideas while developing a global client base. Together they have developed a distinctive concoction of artistry and business acumen that ensures a very strong future for the couple. The Cocktail Architect offers services ranging from cocktail creations and demonstrations to menu planning, bar management and events consulting. Whatever the occasion, yusef will not fail to surprise you! For further information call 646.334.1734 or visit www.thecocktailarchitect.com or www.yusefaustin.com. Email inquiries to info@thecocktailarchitect.com.


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Fluffy boas flounced on the shoulders of lilywhite skin.

MUSIC OF THE ERA: Duke Ellington and the swing of the big band, the dance was the Charleston. Download an evening’s worth of music from iTunes. By Andrea Correale/Elegant Affairs

FoR soME, tHE WoRLD Was GLobaL aLMost a CEntuRY aGo. They were notorious - for their lifestyle, their stories, their fêtes. Who am I talking about? The friends of a fictional character based on a real person. The character was Jay Gatsby. The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. The era, the Roaring ’20s. The locale, just around the bend. here in the u.S., the lawn party was launched on long Island’s tony Gold Coast. When Elegant Affairs needs to revive an era for its clients, this is my favorite era to revive. The parties were unstoppable and much of the word got out verbally. Today it happens via e-vite. Both are viral. life was grand, cigarettes were held in long holders, fluffy boas flounced on the shoulders of lily-white skin (a suntan was unfashionable) lots of romance and scandal were in the air. Sometimes when I visit Coe hall or the Westbury house, I can almost hear an echo of nostalgia for something extraordinarily magical. I will always revisit the era of Jay Gatsby. When planning a Gatsby-style party: begin with the core elements - delicate lighting, champagne, gin-based cocktails, true silverware (including platters) and traditional American food.

croquet on the lawn and serve finger sandwiches (cucumber is a must). Architecturally, this was the era of Art Deco and the monochromatic colors were often flanked by chrome - on lamps, tables and other decorative items. Go over the top - show famous silent movies as well as rent a few classic cars from the era - primarily black and white.

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Recreate the mood: It was lighthearted, effervescent (like the champagne) and uber-stylish: fine straw hats, zoot suits, pearls that cascaded from the necks of beautiful women and diamonds that glittered on fingers and tiaras. Set up for

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25a Billionaire Cocktail

Courtesy of Jason Kosmas/Dushan Zaric, master mixologists at Employees Only, from their cocktail recipe book, Speakeasy. Recipe:

2 oz Baker's 107-proof bourbon 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ oz simple syrup ½ oz homemade grenadine 1 lemon wheel, for garnish ¼ oz Absinthe Bitters Pour the bourbon, juice, syrup, grenadine and bitters into a mixing glass. Add large cold ice cubes and shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the lemon wheel. history: Credits for this classically-inspired cocktail go to Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric, both master mixologists at Employees Only and authors of the cocktail recipe book, Speakeasy. Strong Baker's bourbon is balanced with rich homemade grenadine and fresh lemon juice to give the taste a delightful sweet-and-sour balance. The Absinthe Bitters' anise essence rounds out the cocktail, giving it a classic feel and third dimension. After conceiving the recipe, Kosmas and Zaric were stumped for a name until they realized its similarity to the Prohibition classic Millionaire Cocktail. Because of inflation and the fact that this version is a "richer" cocktail, they named it the Billionaire Cocktail.

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TREAT YOUR GUESTS Tricky Halloween Recipes The first and most important element to halloween is

the décor! Start with a dark-colored table cloth and dim lighting to set the mood. Add amber-tinted china and glassware for an elegant but spooky feel. light some candles and pour some sparkling cider. you can decorate your table with frightening stylish flair and add some classic halloween decorations, like pumpkins, cobwebs and spiders, oh my!

By Andrea Correale

SKULL BOWLS

hAllOWEEN PRESENTS A ChAllENGE, AS I WANT ThE FOOD TO TASTE AS GOOD AS AlWAyS WhIlE TAKING CREATIvITy WITh COlOR MANy STEPS FuRThER…

APPETIZING, DON’T YOU THINK?

Andrea Correale, president of Elegant Affairs is considered a celebrity caterer, event planner and entertaining expert. She has been featured in numerous magazines and television programs. L’Oreal Paris Academy calls her their lifestyle expert as she inspires women across the country with a series of “how to” videos.

BEET RISOTTO

with Shrimp Witches Fingers

BEETLEJUICE STRIPED RAVIOLI with Bloody Pomodoro Sauce

This short plate is fun, shocking, tasty and versatile and you can use a variety of sauces. In this case the tomato sauce was the bloody backdrop for some zany looking ravioli. The ravioli was custom made by our pasta supplier. I wanted something black minus the taste of squid ink. They suggested the stripe and the rest is history. Remember Beetlejuice and his black and white striped outfit?  Top off this dish with some micro-basil and shaved Parmesan.

Start with a traditional risotto including onions, garlic, white wine, seafood stock, butter and cream. Three-quarters of the way through, add shredded raw beets. The dish will become red and scary looking. The more beets, the redder it gets, so go to town! Peel and de-vein a batch of u–10 shrimp leaving the tail on. use a metal  skewer and  run it  from head to tail  and  curve it like a finger.   Do this five times and you have a hand. Place your fingers in a bowl with  chili powder, orange zest, fresh basil, salt and pepper and  olive oil. Grill until completely cooked and then remove the skewers. Place the hot risotto in a festive bowl - we used a pumpkin crock. Arrange your five fingers coming out of the bowl like a hand. Drizzle the plate with some beet juice so the blood looks fresh. yikes!

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aDaPtatIon is essential to the success of any business. In order to capture hot markets and fit changing consumer lifestyles, restaurant owners are working to understand and respond to the preferences and expectations of their clients. Doing so requires that restaurateurs re-think their menu offerings, procurement patterns, technology and marketing. Clearly, when it comes to serving its newest customers, the restaurant industry has a lot on its plate. Culinary visionaries Gillis and George Poll are no strangers to this philosophy as they successfully bring their signature twist to the historic village of Roslyn. These prolific pioneers boast a knack for turning everything they touch into gold. With an impressive repertoire of six esteemed restaurants, including Toku and Cipollini in Manhasset, Bar Frites and Bryant & Cooper, hendrick’s Tavern is their newest treasure, announcing itself with bold style, sophistication and enticing classic American cuisine. Steeped in history, this newly revamped hotspot pays homage to a bygone era. In the mid-18th century, an estate home occupied the original site, belonging to hendrick Onderdonk, who hosted a dinner for the first American president, George Washington. Over two centuries later, the restored home was transformed into the George Washington Manor, a highly successful catering hall that was taken over by the Poll brothers. In the spring of 2012 after a major facelift, hendrick’s Tavern was born. This stunning newcomer reveals an ambiance and striking interior that

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the reincArnAtion oF An old veterAn By venus Quintana | Photography by Jan van Pak Photography

personifies the romance and history of New york’s golden era, revealing an eclectic blend of modern styles and historic touches. The sprawling space is a labyrinth of aesthetic allure, boasting multiple dining areas, two sleek bars and an intimate cocktail lounge on the lower level. The main dining room is adorned with a collection of classic black-andwhite photographs, antique mirrors, dark wood paneling and burgundy leather banquettes, evoking images of a Manhattan supper club. A second dining area can be accessed through the aptly named George Bar, a convivial space complete with portraits of the first president. In addition to the dining areas, hendrick’s offers its original space for catering, including a 150-seat ballroom overlooking a glistening pond and two private rooms upstairs. Gillis and George recently played host to 25A magazine’s second cover party. The event was a huge success, drawing in long Island’s most affluent and influential crowd. hendrick’s arresting interior sets the stage for the equally-matched

hENDRICK'S TAvERN 1305 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, Ny 516.621.1200 | www.hendrickstavern.com Open daily for dinner. Reservations are highly recommended.

cuisine. The menu offers an assortment of steaks, chops, poultry and seafood, as well as pastas, pizzas and salads. Notable appetizers include crisp zucchini, crab cakes and ahi tuna pizza. Entrees dazzle with Wagyu rib steak, sea scallops with fennel puree and linguine with smoky pancetta and sage, topped with a fried egg. The menu is sure to please and offers tastes for every palate. For those seeking a more secluded spot, the private cocktail lounge, located beneath the ballroom, offers a seductive setting with charismatic flair. This charming hideaway is the perfect place for intimate gatherings, romantic encounters or for simply unwinding on the adjoining patio. Whatever the occasion, hendrick’s offers a world of diverse culinary pleasures in an extraordinary setting that is like no other. Once again, the Poll brothers have succeeded in reshaping long Island’s culinary landscape and continue to remain an inspiration to all.

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Behind the Line AND OFF THE VINE

Andrea & Anthony’s Restaurant Review

We started off with the Chicken Stack – chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella and prosciutto which came stacked neatly with a broccoli rabe pesto, aged balsamic vinegar, imported extra virgin olive oil and shaved parmesan cheese.  It was one of the best appetizers I have ever had; the combination and integration of flavors was exceptional. Meatballs and Salad are not to be missed either – the fresh ricotta cheese on the side made it different and notable.

THE MAIN Take the time to check your carb intake for a day and check out the Pasta Serata. The Papperdelle pasta in a white truffle oil cream sauce with parmesan and pecorino cheese wrapped in imported prosciutto is well worth the sacri160 Mill River Road fice. It’s all about the twist for me and in this Oyster Bay, New york 11771 case the truffle oil makes this dish; anyone can 516.628.2800 make pasta, few can make it like this.  If truffles Call for reservations aren’t your thing, then try the Rigatoni Grappa – San Marzano tomatoes, sweet sausage, a touch of cream and sun dried tomatoes fired We traveled down a quiet road in Oyster up with grappa -- another great contemporary Bay, an unassuming neck of the woods, and pasta dish based on centuries of tradition.  If pulled alongside a small building resembling you must skip on pasta altogether, then try the a house.  We entered a charming wine cellar accented with sparkling chandeliers – where European rustic meets a genie’s bottle – that’s the best way to describe this newfound treasure.  The mood was cool and mysterious, and yet it sparkled too. The hospitality was notable – highly attentive hostesses and servers and an up-to-the minute proprietor who made a point of checking in on us frequently. Thursday through Saturday features a talented DJ, some disco balls, while the fl at screen televisions that adorn the walls are showing vintage films with famous lines. Occasionally the music will pause for a fabulous six-second one-liner. Serata becomes highly interactive later on in the evening so stick around.

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Filet of Sole Almondine, it’s pan seared in a white wine lemon butter sauce, finished with toasted almonds – light with super flavor.

THE VINE When you see delicious fresh bread, you know the food is going to be good. If you’re a cabernet or chardonnay enthusiast, there’s a large selection of popular choices, along with some Italian classics. The 2010 Cakebread Chardonnay is delightful – pear on the nose, buttery on the palate, minimal oak.

THE WRAP UP We sipped on a Taylor Fladgate 2005 vintage Port and indulged on the Tiramisu – true to its origins, but longer on flavor and firmness. hats off to Executive Chef Manny Batista. Pick yourself up, call your friends and family and go to Serata! Andrea Correale, founder of Elegant Affairs, New York’s premiere celebrity caterer/entertaining expert, and Anthony Fiamma of VinoFiama, a well-respected wine consultant and importer/ distributor of fine wines, together take a culinary journey through the Gold Coast and share their experiences…

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By Jason Feinberg

h e re is a scene at the end of the movie The Devil’s Advocate where Kevin lomax (played by Keanu Reeves) is approached by a reporter. The reporter, having witnessed what just transpired in the courtroom, promises to make Kevin a star in exchange for an interview. After reluctantly agreeing, Kevin sees the reporter transform back into a smirking Satan, aka John Milton (Al Pacino), who famously quotes, “vanity, definitely my favorite sin.” When art imitates life, it becomes all the more interesting. I recently found myself in the presence of a modern day Kevin lomax. Except his deal with the devil is now a deal with God. “I found Jesus,” he says, describing his new outlook on life. No, I wasn’t speaking with a priest. I was speaking with renowned long Island attorney Dominic Barbara, who came to fame through representing high-profile clients such as Joey Buttafuoco and Jessica hahn, among many others. The oddities of some of his cases landed him into an even bigger spotlight as a regular with “Shock Jock” howard Stern. “I love the law, the pureness; I don’t like what it’s become,” says Dominic. “Other then the birth of a child, there is nothing more exciting and thrilling than to stand up next to somebody and listen to the jury foreman. ‘On the first charge of murder, how do you find the defendant?’” [he pauses] “you’re either going to go to jail for life or you’re going to walk out of here.That is the most exciting moment because like a doctor, you have a life in your hand.” But today Barbara is reflecting on his past while focusing on a new future. “Give me enough money and I would have defended anyone,” he says with dismay. he describes how he once represented a man who was a real piece of shit against his wife who was really nice but because he was the better attorney, Barbara was able to have her kids taken away. “I sold children and eventually, it caught up to me.” Much of his turbulent past had caught up to Dominic over the past few years. After all the fame and fortune, the deal with the devil expired and the famed attorney found himself on a downward spiral that was destroying him financially, internally and professionally. After knee surgery,

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Dominic was prescribed vicodin. Soon he found himself addicted to the painkiller, only to be followed by a suspension from the bar for 18 months. “I was on such a destructive path,” says Barbara, who had lost five homes, luxury cars and his will to live. “I didn’t know I was going to become addicted to vicodin. I was so far gone by then and I lost my bearings as a person and I wouldn’t have my bearings if it wasn’t for God.” his life almost came to an abrupt end on two occasions when he attempted suicide. On his second attempt it was his 330 pounds that prevented him from climbing over the balcony railing, a blessing in disguise that would be a turning point in his life, a literal rebirth. After that last attempt, Dominic met a woman named Bonnie Wilkerson, who was an octogenarian minister for The Assemblies of God, Jim Bakker’s church (Barbara represented Jessica hahn in a sexual scandal case against Bakker). “I prayed for you,” Bonnie said. “Prayed for me?” he questioned. This would soon develop into a friendship where after visiting the church and meeting regularly, Barbara started to remember suppressed memories of being abused by a family relative and in short time, he would be introduced to the Bible. “If you can get past the first two lines in Genesis, ‘God created man,’ then keep reading.” This created a spiritual awakening for Barbara, who is now born again, reads the Bible daily and has been studying to be a minister. usually when I see Dominic he has no problem (in his customary camaraderie) telling me that his suit jackets used to cost more then I make in a week. Albeit true, but today his social security doesn’t quite support the lavish lifestyle he once knew. however, he is never short a story about a high-profile case and never too busy to stop for a handshake. So what does this all mean for Dominic Barbara? Well, I don’t know if he’ll be giving Sunday sermons soon but he’s definitely back and appears to be on the right track. he has lost 135 pounds and is currently working on a vitamin that helps people lose weight. To paraphrase the Rolling Stones, a man who has been around for long, long years, had wealth and taste, stole many a man’s soul and faith, has now himself seen the light.


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ROCKIN' OUT with Madame Mayhem

By Ilena Ryan

If you haven’t heard about Madame Mayhem yet, you will in October, which marks the release of her album, White Noise. Produced by Grammy winner Mark hudson (who has worked with such legends as Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, and Ringo Starr), this unique album is certain to be embraced by the rock masses. A native New yorker, Madame Mayhem describes this album as one where she could express herself. “I could write things I’ve experienced,” she said. “you have songs on there that really hit you in the heart and speak to you, as well as fun songs that you just want to rock out to. There are a lot of different vibes that mesh together to make this album” Some of these vibes include those from guitarist Elliot Easton (The Cars), bassist Rudy Sarzo (who’s played with bands such as Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot) and bassist John Moyer (Disturbed), to name a few. Working with these seasoned musicians was a life-changing experience for Madame Mayhem. “It’s so great to just see what amazing people they are,” she recalls. “They’re just so cool and they are exactly who you’d think they are. They’ll just lay down a track and it’s incredible the first time – it’s awesome just to watch them work.” Mayhem has put everything she’s got into this album: long hours, hard work and dedication. “A musician’s hours when recording an album are not a normal person’s work hours. It can be anywhere from late afternoon through sunrise the next morning.” She says she doesn’t even notice the long hours, though she practically lived in the studio during the recording of White Noise. “you’re having an amazing time and making this music - it doesn’t even feel like work.” For Madame Mayhem, rock and roll is in her blood. From the rocker look she dons every day to the music she listens to, she lives for the genre. “I was always that rocker chick,” she says. “Even if I was doing something else, I always felt most comfortable in the rock scene and the rock genre. Why not do what I feel most comfortable doing?” The “something else” she’s referring to is her background

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of classical training. She attended the Manhattan School of Music for high School, and graduated from the Frost School of Music at the university of Miami. As far back as she can remember, she’s always been a performer, from singing in the car to grunge music as a young child, to having to be dragged off the stage at the end of ballet class. Asked who her influences are, she laughs and says it’s hard to say, since there are too many to choose from. With an obvious affinity for rock music, she listens to it all, from Aerosmith to Nirvana, occasionally throwing in a bit of mainstream pop. She even recalls a performance she saw by Alanis Morrisette on Good Morning America. “I just saw her perform and I thought: that’s a chick who stays true to herself and gets her point across, and that’s just incredible. I was blown away.” When asked if she sees herself doing anything else, she’s quick to answer. “This is all I am, this is what I do. I’ve been doing this my entire life, and it’s my passion. There’s no alternative for me; this is my industry.” She even finds a way to incorporate this passion into volunteerism. Specifically, Mayhem works with Stop CAID (Childhood Autoinflammatory Disease) Now, which she feels extremely passionate about. She’s even donated proceeds from her music toward the cause. “There are people close to my life who have lesser-known diseases, which get much less support, because they’re so rare. People out there are suffering with something you might not even know about that could be life-threatening so I want to help get the word out and support it.” She describes her time in the industry thus far as “one crazy ride. I’m just working on my music, and it’s all I’m focusing on. There are some moments where I think to myself: I’m doing this, I’m able to achieve my dream - and with some of the greatest in the industry that have come before me.” Want to rock out with Madame Mayhem as well? Keep an eye out for her album, White Noise. MadameMayhem.com


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FIFtY-onE GRaDEs FROM PROFESSOR LOVE’S PLAYBOOK By Professor JM love

oK…i adMiT iT. My column title does hint at the highly success-

leaves, he asks for your cell number (which you give him). And surprise, ful Christian Grey saga trilogy. Every woman I meet seems so intimate surprise … he never calls. There is only one scenario worse … not speakwith this guy. But why? Maybe it’s because he isn’t a real guy … but a ing with him when he does call … tsk, tsk! GRADE: C (CAllOuSly CRuDE) great fantasy. All I know is that a gifted psychic medium recently told me that to be financially secure, I need to go national with my ideas. Maybe I’ll write a Type 4: The He/she devil he throws around $$$ likes he works for the u.S. Treasury. he will take tome on Gold Coast daters… Anyway, staying in the moment, I offer you five (sorry, not 51) dating you to St. Bart’s, lease you a new Jag or BMW, etc. She will spend your types. As a professor, I have also given a letter grade to each, from “A” $$$ as long as you have it … clothes, jewelry, hair, Botox … lose-lose situation. Both are manipulative takers. Stay away at all costs! to “F.” See what you think! GRADE: D (DISMAl DOG)

Type 1: Mr./Ms. non-judgmental Did you ever hear the expression “Be who you are and say what you feel”? Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. This is my ideal person. I am really trying to evolve into such a person. What about you? GRADE: A (ATTRACTION AFFIRMINATOR)

Type 2: The smiling seducer/seductress

Type 5: The Fake I saved the worst for last. This is the married man or woman (yes, I know they use the word “separated” in their conversation) out for the night with a single goal. Can you guess? I feel sorry for the spouse. My advice: Avoid like a Bangkok massage parlor. GRADE: F (FlAGRANT FOOl)

I’ll save the next 45 “playbook types” for another time … maybe I will Whenever/wherever you meet, he/she gives you this larger-than-life smile write that book after all! until next issue, keep smiling! coupled with a cheek kiss … nothing more and nothing less. Before you can even say “hi,” he/she is on to #2, and #3, and so on. (Editor’s note: Professor JM Love, resident dating guru at 25A, welcomes your GRADE: B (BlATANTly BlIThE) comments and suggestions. Email him at jkmjjjjj@yahoo.com)

Type 3: The caller usually a male who spends at least 30 minutes “talking you up.” he may even buy you a drink or two to break down your barriers. Before he

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DAY one Stepping off a 6 ½-hour flight to San Francisco and into a chauffeured Rolls-Royce doesn’t happen every day, so when Rolls-Royce Motor Cars invited 25A magazine to experience first-hand the Rolls-Royce lifestyle as well as the unveiling of the 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost, we couldn’t pass it up. For a few days in Pebble Beach, my life would be transformed to a status typically experienced only by celebrities, royalty and the superwealthy. leaving the airport, I relaxed in pure comfort in the back of a chauffeured Rolls-Royce Phantom as I was driven 100 miles to the luxurious Inn at Spanish Bay on the Monterey Peninsula. The trip seemed to take mere minutes. While I could instantly feel the comfort, the luxury and the style, I still had no idea what was really in store for me. Rolls-Royce is not just a car; it’s a symbol. A symbol of elegance, grace, luxury and status. The days ahead would be a meticulous blend of all

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these elements, thanks to Kristina Marchitto, uS head of corporate communications; and Richard Carter, director of global communications. Marchitto comes to Rolls-Royce with years of experience in the luxury market. She is focusing on the younger consumer with the highly desirable Ghost range and Rolls-Royce’s digital presence through their iPad app. “It is about all of those personal relationships and creating a ‘money-can’tbuy’ experience,” says Kristina, “Rolls-Royce has become synonymous with [the word] luxury.”

DAY two Next day, that money-can’t-buy experience continued as we were chauffeured to The Quail, a motor sports gathering, where Rolls-Royce unveiled the Bespoke 2013 Ghost EWB, which sold right off the lawn.


Giles Taylor shows off the Aviator

Phantom Coupe Aviator interior

The Quail is one of the most luxurious car shows in the world. Every luxury brand was present, with Rolls-Royce taking center stage. Giles Taylor, head of the Rolls-Royce exterior design team, eagerly discussed with me his contribution to the special edition Phantom Coupe Aviator, of which only 35 will be produced. The car, which pays homage to founder and aviator Charles Royce, has a fine matte, metallic grey exterior that shines with a hint of green. On the inside, Rolls-Royce has spared no detail, from the straight-grain mahogany taken from early propeller designs, to swage lines that mimic the oil-cooling veins, to its chestnut leather interior that captures the retro-styling of a 1930’s Supermarine S6B aircraft. Embossed into the leather-lined glove box is a quote from

Chase, Jolyon Nash and Giles Taylor

Charles Royce: "The power of flight is as a fresh gift from the Creator, the greatest treasure yet given to man." Truly a sight to be seen and a top-notch tribute. Following the unveiling we were whisked by helicopter to the Hahn Winery in Soledad. After an exclusive tour we had a fine lesson in wine blending and of course, tasting. At Hahn, we were introduced to Chef Brian Overhauser. Overhauser is influenced by multi-cultural cuisine and he prepared an incredible meal of Kobe calotte de boeuf matched with a table Cabernet Franc and Monterey Bay salmon with a fantastic SLH Chardonnay. Brian has the perfect talent for selecting that singular vineyard wine that complements his specially-prepared meals.

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BELOW: Landing at hahn Richard Carter, Rolls Royce Director of global Communications and Kristina Marchitto, US head of Corporate Communications with Chef Brian Overhauser Chef Overhauser's work of edibile art

ABOVE: View from hahn Vineyard

“it's about all of those

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DAY three On Saturday I had the opportunity to test drive the Phantom. It’s one thing to take the scenic Pacific Coast Highway 1 from Carmel to Big Sur and back; it’s another to do it in a Rolls. When we pulled in for a coffee stop at the Ventana Inn at Big Sur, it was like walking the red carpet. We were the celebrity. People were taking pictures and gawking over the cars. Later, we drove up to Casanova in Carmel where I had a rare opportunity to speak with Hugues de Pins, president of Vacheron Constantin North America. Vacheron Constantin creates some of the most prestigious watches in the world. It is no wonder that this company was there to complement the Rolls-Royce experience. “Technology is a word that we hate,” said de Pins, who has been company president since 2009. “We don’t use technology. We are making mechanical improvements and innovations but always using the handmade craftsmanship.” The craftsmanship of this 257-year-old company has remained basically unchanged. Using only in-house staff, Vacheron employs craftsmen whose skills are unmatched by any other brand. This enables them to bring products to the market by utilizing gold engravers and gem setters, among other disciplined vocations. Vacheron’s inspiration is derived from artists and artistry and not market trends. “When you talk about trends, it means one day it ends,” said de Pins. Producing only 20,000 watches a year as compared to close to one million from other well-known luxury brands, Vacheron Constantin has built a timeless masterpiece. According to all those watches, it was time for another meal. This time we were honored to experience the talents of Thomas Keller, cookbook author, chef and owner of the famous French Laundry Restaurant in Yountville, Cal. and New York’s Per Sé, among other well-known restaurants. Keller, a rare 3-star Michelin Guide-winning and world-renowned chef, prepared an exquisite meal that mimicked the structure and engineering of the vehicle: Calotte de Boeuf Grillée, Complicated Short Ribs, Yukon Gold Potatoes, King Trumpet Mushrooms, Watercress Pudding and Sauce Raifort were just some of the delectable items on the menu on this night. Keller takes absolute pride in his work. He invests careful time into his staff to create and maintain the style and passion that he puts into his creative cuisine.

Chase interviewing Hugues de Pins,

President of Vacheron Constantin North America.

Master Chef Thomas Keller with Kristina Marchitto

Right: David Archibald, President of Rolls Royce Motor Cars North America with Chef Thomas Keller and Hugues de Pins Far Right: Vacheron Constantin Watches

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DAY four On Sunday, we were off to Pebble Beach for the Concours d’Elegance. The event, held once a year, brings in about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world. It’s a place where millionaires and billionaires can show off their rare beauties. People from all over the globe come to compete in, or simply enjoy, the event at Pebble Beach. The vehicles at the Concours d’Elegance have to have some sort of historical value, such as the 1910 Broke Swan car the Maharajas

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featured this year. The cars must also do what they were designed to do. Another must in the Concours d’Elegance - the car must be elegant, which explains why Rolls-Royce was here. I spoke with David Archibald, president of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, North America, who told me about how the company is constantly innovating while holding true to its practices and values, thus making the company move forward where others have failed. “It’s not just a brand but an experience,” said David, something that by then I had learned


“It's not just a brand

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all too well. Archibald sees to it that Rolls-Royce excels at customer satisfaction by never sacrificing quality. On Long Island, the Rolls-Royce is also synonymous with the Gold Coast. How many times have you seen one pull up at the Americana Manhasset and wondered who’s inside? It’s the car, the lifestyle and the status.

Before I knew it, my long weekend was ending. This wasn’t just about researching a story about a car - it was the right mix and balance of that certain, elusive lifestyle. A helicopter flight. The right wine with that special meal that isn’t on the menu. Choosing that select Vacheron Constantin watch for that special night out. I don’t think I will look at a Rolls-Royce the same after this. It was by far … an experience.

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A cosMoPolitAn And cUltUrAl vorteX Photography and article by Diana Pinck

Above: The M端nster Bridge spans the Limmat River to the Fraum端nster Opposite page, clockwise: Lounge at Dolder Grand with Andy Warhol's "Big Retrospective Painting;" The Pavillon Restaurant at the Baur Au Lac Hotel.

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Situated in the heart of Europe , Zürich is famous as a banking center and a bustling cultural hub. What may take a first-time visitor by surprise is its sparkling beauty, the way the medieval structures seamlessly blend with the ultra-modern, the amazing shopping along the glittering Bahnhofstrasse, the winding cobblestone streets of the old parts of town, the astonishing array of fine restaurants and the multitude of museums and sites to visit. Everything lies in walking distance or can be reached via a short trolley ride.

Where to Stay and Eat The Dolder Grand High on a hill, overlooking its 9-hole golf course, Lake Zurich and the Alps, sits The Dolder Grand Hotel. Built in 1899, it was completely renovated and expanded in 2008, when it reopened in grand luxury and splendor. Since then the hotel, spa and two restaurants have won countless awards and recommendations. Even if you do not stay overnight, I highly recommend a visit, if only to enjoy the inspiring

restaurants, Pavillon and Rive Gauche, serve haute-cuisine at its finest and have – along with the hotel – won numerous awards and accolades. In addition, the Hotel Baur Au Lac is a views, outstanding food, a lavish day at the 5-star wine merchant, which is reflected in the spa or the superb art. The hotel houses over exquisite wine selection of its two restaurants. 100 museum-class paintings and sculptures Nightly rates range from $600 to $4000. from the private collection of its owner, Urs www.bauraulac.ch E. Schwarzenbach, including original art by masters such as Salvador Dali, Camille PisThe Kindli sarro, René Magritte, Andy Warhol and Takashi The Kindli nestles atop a small hill in the Murakami. Nightly room rates range from $600 midst of medieval Zürich. Each of its 25 guest to $15,000 for ultra-luxury suites. www.thedolrooms is artfully decorated for comfort and has dergrand.com the latest Internet technology. The Kindli is a perfect hotel for a short city visit or business The Hotel Baur Au Lac trip. The restaurant of the Kindli is filled with In the sixth generation of its founder, warmth and welcome. One can easily imagine Johannes Baur, this traditional luxury hotel is pilgrims and townsfolk sitting here, drinking in its own park, where the Sihl River runs into mead and wine and exchanging stories of days Lake Zürich. All rooms have been renovated long past. The restaurant now serves traditional and carefully redesigned by the owners to as well as continental dishes prepared with imbue the hotel with a feeling of a home-awayfresh ingredients and a modern twist. Nightly from-home. Two in-house florists care for the rates range from $280 to $480. www.kindli.ch more than 1,000 plants and flowers. The two

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What to eXPlore the bahnhofstrasse The Bahnhofstrasse, which runs a glamorous mile from the central train station (or hauptbanhof) to the lake is lined with the world’s best luxury flagship stores. For a quick bite, many well-heeled shoppers, bankers and businessmen and women stop at the famous Confiserie Sprüngli on the Paradeplatz. In Switzerland lunch, not dinner, is traditionally the main meal of the day. All restaurants offer three reasonable “plats du jour” or lunch specials, which are generally served between noon and 2:30 p.m. Between the Bahnhoftstrasse and limmat River are charming, winding, cobblestone streets leading to the lindenhof and the Fraumünster, where you will find quaint restaurants and fine shops. These are enchanting streets to explore and get lost in, but ladies, be warned, not in your Manolos!

the niederdorf Crossing the limmat over one of its many bridges you will come to the foot of the Niederdorf, the oldest part of town. At its center is the Grossmünster. For a magnificent view of the surrounding area, you can climb the 187 steps of its tower. The Niederdorf is beloved by all for its shops, its bars and restaurants and its bustling nightlife. One of my favorite spots (here’s a real insider tip) is the garden restaurant of the Wirtschaft Neumarkt. under old trees you can enjoy authentic Swiss dishes, simple and delicious, prepared with local produce and meat. For a fine cup of coffee and a pastry, don’t miss the Péclar Confiserie in the old Schober Café at Napfgasse 4. located in a building dating from 1314, it was turned into a pastry shop in 1875. Step inside and find yourself in a magical land of pastries and confection, shiny foil and colored ribbons wrapped around truffles and chocolates, a

veritable feast for the eyes, nose and palate. Make it a point to stop by the Alexander E. Räber Gallery on the Oberdorfstrasse 21 to see a stunning array of sculptures and paintings from all over Europe.

bellevue Platz The best bratwurst, or grilled sausage, in town can be procured at the stand of the Sternen on the Bellevueplatz. Choose from the delicate kalbsbratwurst, the stubby and somewhat spicier cervelat or the robust bauernbratwurst. All sausages are served with a delicious mutschli roll and special secret mustard. The Kronenhalle around the corner on the Rämistrasse 4 is the most venerable establishment in town. A restaurant since 1862, it was not until 1924 that the new owners hilda and Gottlieb Zumsteg transformed it into a world-class establishment with classic Swiss and Bavarian dishes and a veritable treasure trove of dazzling art by the likes of Chagall, hodler and Giacometti. lovers often date under the Chagall or the Bonnard. The main circular dining hall of la Terrace on limmatquai 3 is flooded with sunlight from its enormous windows. White columns rise to lofty ceilings where enormous antique chandeliers dripping with crystals create multi-faceted reflections that dance across the walls. Black bronze statues look down from lofty perches. The food is delicious and light. la Terrace serves French-Mediterranean cuisine. All pasta and pastries are prepared in-house daily. In the summer, I love to lunch in the graveled garden, surrounded by trees and more statues. Zürich is a wonderful and exciting town to visit. The high standard of living and education is apparent in all aspects of this bustling metropolis, where at every step one is exposed to rich and ancient history, art, culture and unsurpassed beauty with countless sites to see, museums to visit and excursions to take. For more tips and ideas visit www.zuerich.com.

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The Gilded escape By Gwen Wunderlich-Smith

We all adore getting away for a few days and staying in hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and resorts alike. These homes-away-from-home whisk us away from the responsibilities and routines of everyday life, even if only for a short while. While we’re there, our minds are free to explore, discover new surroundings and try new things. Sometimes, just a weekend of rest and relaxation is all you need to shift your whole perspective. For this issue of 25A, we journeyed to The Chanler, a gilded-era-style estate located on the famed Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island. This historic New England spot has long been a high-society, moneyed locale – The Chanler itself was once a retreat for the Astor family, visited by vIPs like President Theodore Roosevelt and the poet henry Wadsworth longfellow. The area grew popular among the American nouveau riche as well, becoming a burgeoning summer home destination in the 1920s and 1930s. The Bellevue historic District – which includes the vanderbilt Mansion, The Chanler and several other preserved properties and gardens – is a

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marvel of sheer wealth and ocean side splendor. Charming and grand, historic Newport has a way of taking you back in time and making you feel right at home all at once. I had visited Newport once before and knew that I wanted to come back just as soon as I could. I also knew that the next time I had to stay at a hotel in the cliffs. And so I did. I arrived in town with my husband and there it was: Perched upon cliffs over the Atlantic, with breathtaking ocean views and sheer elegance, stood The Chanler, the beautifully restored estate and European boutique. We entered a stunning high-ceilinged lobby featuring the home’s original fireplace, magnificently restored parquet flooring and a huge crystal chandelier. The setting radiated taste, class and opulent refinement. There were 20 uniquely designed guestrooms, we learned, each reflecting a different historical period or theme. I was eager to hear more about them all, but with no time to waste, the friendly and accommodating staff settled us in, so that we were ready to hit the beach. After check-in, we were taken to our perfectly appointed ocean view


villa, Block Island, complete with private garden, outdoor Jacuzzi and sauna. Styled to recall the famous island for which it is named, the villa focused on natural beauty, incredible ocean views and rustic country style. A gorgeous room with a fireplace, heated floors, Fili D’oro linens and complimentary chocolate-covered pears left little for us to desire. For dinner, we chose The Chanler’s award-winning restaurant Spiced Pear, which features an open “silent” kitchen, dramatic Atlantic views, incomparable atmosphere and a focus on New England fare. Our dinner – one Kobe Beef Duet and one British Columbia King Salmon (prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Duffy) – was unforgettable, presented exquisitely and executed perfectly. The temperatures and tastes of each component, from proteins to parsnip mousseline to hedgehog mushrooms, were so expertly designed, we almost felt overwhelmed! A superb meal topped off with The Chanler’s famous Cliff Hanger cocktails kept us at the bar late into the night along with several other couples, engaged in friendly conversation and local storytelling. The Chanler has much to offer onsite or within walking distance of the estate, including its sprawling seated garden area and historic walkway and easy beach access. We felt no need to leave the property. However, for those looking to explore the town and see all that Newport has to offer, The Chanler provides complimentary transportation to and from historic mansions, shopping destinations, the Newport waterfront or special events in town; pick a place and they will take you there.

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Add to all this the best breakfast my husband and I have ever had, enjoyed on The Veranda overlooking the Atlantic and prepared by the culinary team from the Spiced Pear, and there is no question: I highly recommend The Chanler for a weekend getaway, or better yet, extended vacation. Historic preservation and seaside living meet a true luxury feel here; Gold Coasters are sure to love it. (But then, I don’t know who wouldn’t!) It just might be everything you need that you never knew you were looking for.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk

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By Gwen Wunderlich-Smith

With so much to see and do in long Island, do you just "Ever Wunder"? Ever wonder if someone could just tell you about all the "in the moment" things you need to know? What was happening in and around long Island so you didn’t have to miss a thing? Meet Gwen Wunderlich-Smith, a born and raised long Islander with a passion for travel and adventure and a zest for life and laughter. Smith will bring you the very best of everything you need to know to have a new and unique experience right here in your own backyard. Trust us - you can thank her later!

STAy THE OHEKA CASTLE AND GATSBY GETAWAY PACKAGE

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Known and loved by most Gold Coasters, The Oheka Castle is a place of wonder, history, grandeur and pride any time of the year. As an inspiration to F. Scott Fitzgerald's character Jay Gatsby’s home, it’s one of the most rare and cherished jewels of the area. When the weather begins to turn brisk and brandy, bourbon and heartier fare seem more becoming then one last beachside Bellini, slip back in time with a vintage cocktail at the intimate bar and lounge or enjoy a decadent dinner from Executive Chef Chris Capello. For real Fitzgerald aficionados, Oheka is now presenting the Gatsby Package. Priced at $895, the offering includes luxurious overnight accommodations for two nights in a Chateau Room, entry tickets to two Gold Coast mansions, a mansion tour of Oheka, a two-course lunch in the bar and lounge, champagne and strawberries dipped in Belgium chocolate in your room and more. For an even more roaring good time, dress in 1920s Gatsby-style garb and receive a complimentary drink from Oheka’s Prohibition Menu at the bar. you never know what interesting characters you just might meet. www.oheka.com/weekday_packages

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RIDE A PRESTIGIOUS RIDE BACK IN TIME WITH PACKARD AND MADISON AVENUE LIMO In the 1920s, America was in an economic boom and every car, mansion and party was more magnificent than the next. The Packard Corporation produced some of the finest and most prestigious cars of the day and while they are a rarity now, you can rent a vintage 1936 Packard from Madison Avenue limo. This pioneering car intended for millionaires, celebrities and affluent aristocrats alike was the one of the first of its kind featuring a v12 engine and a square body that had a look of solid elegance. Out of production since the 1950s, the Packard outlasted most of its early contemporaries and left a host of classic cars for collectors. “Ask the man who owns one” was the fitting slogan for this limited-produced automobile, and the Packard is still the one for those who truly want to make an impression. www.madisonavenuelimo.com

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READ FLAPPER: A MADCAP STORY OF SEX, STYLE, CELEBRITY, AND THE WOMEN WHO MADE AMERICA MODERN

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lovers of great American literature have undoubtedly read all of Fitzgerald’s and hemingway’s works by now. There have been numerous recounts of the Roaring ’20s, the Jazz Age and the Modern Age, but it’s rare you’ll find a book as entertaining as this. Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz whisks us from the Alabama country club where Zelda Sayre first caught the eye of F. Scott Fitzgerald to Muncie, Indiana, where would-be flappers begged their mothers for silk stockings, to the Manhattan speakeasies where patrons partied ’til daybreak. This is the story of America’s first sexual revolution, its first merchants of cool, its first celebrities and its most sparkling advertisement for the right to pursue happiness. A great book takes you places and Zeitz's energetic writing really brings to life this exuberant era, so much so that if you close your eyes you can almost imagine that you’re really there. $12.99 www.barnesandnoble.com

DISCOvER DJ GATSBY OF THE “WEST EGG” THAT IS…

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THE GREAT GATSBY BOAT TOUR Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby was set on "that slender riotous island" otherwise known as long Island. Take advantage while the weather’s still warm, take a boat tour of the bay that ignited Fitzgerald's imagination and become familiar with the peninsulas of West Egg and The East Egg. yacht clubs founded before the turn of the 20th century grace the harbor and continue Port Washington's yachting tradition. The homes of such legendary businessmen as Carl Fisher and John hay (Jock) Whitney stand as they did in the days of the Prohibition. With the wind in your hair and sun on your face, try to envision where Gatsby's mansion might have stood and exchange stories of The Roaring ’20s on long Island’s Gold Coast. Tours start at $25. www.greatgatsbyboattour.org

Fitzgerald endeavored to earn a solid literary reputation but his playboy image impeded the proper assessment of his work. Not the case here with Jonathan Simon, aka DJ Gatsby, who goes by this moniker to not only capture an air of elegance that he brings in professionalism to his clients, but also to the deep passion he has for the turntables. he is classically debonair, goodlooking, popular and knows what a distinguished crowd wants and that’s just why you’ll want him for your next soiree. hailing from Great Neck, Simon has been spinning for several years now, from private parties to weddings and celebrity and charity events. he has worked with venues such as The Gates, hudson Terrace. M2 lounge and The Mandarin Oriental hotel, and companies such as hugo Boss, French Connection, True Religion, Adidas and Microsoft. Praised for creating custom sets for clients and the crowd, DJ Gatsby brings the look, the talents and wherewithal to make your party the party to be at. No doubt he would have been Zelda’s resident DJ. his repertoire spans from 1920s jazz through today. www.djgatsby.com

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WINTER TRAVEL

H O T S P O TS by Karen Weiner Escalera, Katie Bentley-Chan and Becca Tash

Where to go this winter season? We’ve chosen some hot picks, all with a direct flight from New york.

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For the past 15 to 20 years, Miami has always been a cosmopolitan town, with an interesting, well-traveled, international mix of people. But it was mostly about golf, beaches, boating and tennis - in other words, sports. however, Miami has evolved into a robust restaurant and cultural scene. Winter in Miami brings blue skies and temperate weather - along with the global elite.

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Stay Miami has many different locations to stay, from Coconut Grove and downtown Miami, to Miami Beach up to Bal harbour. This includes the highly anticipated SlS hotel (855.757.7623, slshotels.com) from renowned hotelier Sam Nazarian in South Beach and the St. Regis, across from high-end Bal harbor Shops. The Mandarin Oriental, Miami (305.913.8288, mandarinoriental.com), a luxurious urban resort on the prestigious Brickell Key, features Miami’s only 5-Star spa, a chic private beach and infinity edge pool.

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One of five art film cinemas, Cinema O has its own art gallery space and boutique that offers Top chefs from across the u.S. and Europe movie and dinner-themed events. Miami is also have opened or are opening outposts here – home to the annual Art Basel in December and from Jean Georges and Jose Andres to Alfred has some top-notch private museums such as Portale and Daniel Boulud. Newcomer Juvia, the Margulies Warehouse and the Rubell Family located on lincoln Road’s Penthouse, has Collection. And don’t miss the Frank Gehryjoined homegrown legends like Prime 112 and designed New World Symphony for a concert. Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink to delight For Miami happenings this winter, visit Miami Curated (MiamiCurated.com), an online guide visitor’s taste buds. to quality food, fashion and culture.


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Summer 2012 may have highlighted london’s year, as the capital smartened up and rolled out the red carpet in preparation for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, but now is one of the best times to visit as the crowds depart and the capital looks its gleaming best.

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Stay Architecture lovers need look no further, as london has landed its first Norman Foster-designed hotel, a 175-room Me by Meliá (011.44.808.234.1953, me-by-melia.com), which opened on the Strand in June. For fashionistas, the Bulgari hotel (bulgarihotels.com, 011.44.20.7151.1010), which opened in April on Knightsbridge, is the place to stay, featuring the work of uber-stylish Italian architect Antonio Citterio, best known for his furniture and lamps for Flos, vitra and B&B Italia. Those on a budget should try fun, futuristic Citizen M.

Eat There are dozens of hot new restaurants heading to london. Don’t miss Chrysan, a hotly anticipated opening by the people behind Kikunoia, a three Michelin starred restaurant serving Kaiseki cuisine in Japan (Japanese-style cuisine with western haute cuisine influences) and Moreno Cedroni, a new Italian restaurant by the chef of the same name at the 5-star Baglioni hotel.

Do From the recently re-landscaped leicester Square, which offers the perfect place to sit amongst the cinemas and see world famous actors appearing for their premieres, to the Olympic Park which has transformed a little known area of East london into a vibrant hub of activity, london is the place to re-live the magic of an eventful year and make the most of some cutting-edge new openings around town. Digital travel resource Truffle Travel, debuting by year's end, will give you upto-date happenings and hot spots around the city. Just hold your smartphone up and pinpoints will tell exactly what’s around you to do, see and eat!

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When a newly discovered ancient Mayan tablet emerged from the jungles of Guatemala earlier this year, it confirmed the so-called "end date" of the Mayan calendar as Dec. 21, 2012. Because many New Age sects have interpreted this as the end of the world, there will be great celebrations this winter to commemorate the start of a new era.

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Stay Recently featured in Forbes’ roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand velas Riviera Maya (rivieramaya. grandvelas.com), is an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen. This leading hotels of the World-designated resort offers seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico and has the region’s largest spa sanctuary that was named best spa in the world by virtuoso and earned a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award.

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Guests can explore the mystery of the Mayan caves in Aktun Chen or archeological remains from the ancient Mayan civilization, as well as botanical gardens, jungles, rainforests and rich There are great restaurants with local charwildlife. Taste of Playa, an annual culinary event acter. Consider El Tabano in Tulum, a small in November, celebrates the unique culinary open-air, eco-restaurant, or Rufino Mezcaleria, perspectives of local chefs. For music lovers, the with amazing made-to-order infused mezcal and Riviera Maya Jazz Festival celebrates its 10th lighter Mexican fare. anniversary this November. you can also enjoy the Caminarte Art Walk, held every Thursday in November and December, on Quinta Avenida— Fifth Avenue.

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opened recently on Glen Street in Glen Cove with a wine and cheese reception and was well attended by artists, art students and the general public interested in the arts, both local and from surrounding areas. hersh Fine Art Gallery is part of the long Island Academy of Fine Art (lIAFA), a classical art teaching studio owned by artists Flora and Robert Armetta. The premiere show, titled Fiction/Non-Fiction, was curated by Steve Forster, an artist and art instructor at lIAFA. The works represented scenes from real life and from fantasy. Featured artists in the exhibit were Emily Davis Adams, Dina Brodsky, Maya Brodsky, Aleah Chapin, Samuel Evensen, Steve Forster and Michael Meadors, all of whom were making their long Island debut.  Dina Brodsky and her sister Maya were born in Russia but grew up in New york. Dina paints in miniature as well as larger size canvases, but says of her work “the smaller the better.” She also designs in miniature for Ralph lauren’s line of clothing and home furnishings. Maya’s  exhibited work was inspired by family photographs. Both sisters also teach art. Samuel Evensen has been painting for 16 years. he studied at the New york Academy of Art and teaches art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. his featured paintings were what he called an “experiment,” as they are painted in shades of white. One of his paintings, titled unborn, is of a baby without facial features, which Evensen said symbolized his

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desire for children. His wife is now pregnant with their first child, the gender of which they have chosen not to learn until she gives birth. Upstairs in the atelier, the works of students were on display. Amy Jalbert’s charcoal drawings were on display as were some of the landscapes by students of Dave Peikon.  A second reception was held to celebrate a one-woman show by Catherine Prescott. “I am proud to show my work at Hersh Gallery,” she said. “Robert and Flora have high standards and I respect them and the school so much.” Prescott has been painting portraits, still lifes and landscapes since she was a child. She is a self-taught artist, having studied the work of artists she discovered and respected. She has won awards for her portraits and her paintings have been featured in many art magazines.  Prescott gave workshops in portrait painting over a three-day period during her exhibit. Works by art students and teachers were on display including works by Geraldine Moran, a student of Robert Armetta, and Debbie Billings Kossoff, a student of Steve Forster. In 2011 Robert Armetta, founder and director of LIAFA, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the commencement ceremony at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Lyme Academy College President Debra Petke and Dean Laura Zarrow wrote of Armetta, "The Award is given annually to an outstanding art educator whose work advances the development and appreciation of the arts. Under your leadership, the Long Island Academy of Fine Art has brought the time-honored approaches of classical, academic fine arts practice to a whole new generation of students. We have enormous respect for all you have accomplished."

David Peikon is another instructor at LIAFA whose landscapes and portraits have been shown in many galleries on Long Island and at the Salmagundi Club in New York, in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maryland. His portraits of celebrities include Salvatore Ferragamo, William F. Buckley, philanthropist David H. Koch and Nobel Prize winners Dr. James Watson, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Thomas Cech and Carol Greider. Peikon left the business world more than 15 years ago to return to his first love and passion, painting landscapes and portraits.  Leeana Chipana is the Youth Programs Director who teaches the children and teenage students. She began studying art at the Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts in Oyster Bay under Attila Hejja, the founder of the academy and well-known artist and illustrator, who had studied with Harold Stevenson, a student of Norman Rockwell. Chipana has also studied at Studio Incamminati and the Grand Central Academy, as well as with Robert Armetta. Chipana started the program for classical training of young students, which also helps them prepare their college portfolios. Her diverse background in fine art is an asset in teaching. Student Stephen Drayton was awarded a scholarship at LIAFA through Glen Cove Arts Council’s Michael Califano Memorial Scholarship and is now studying art at college. Chipana was one of 25 artists selected to paint landscapes during the summer of 2012 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire through a fellowship with the Grand Central Academy of Art. LIAFA teaches classical drawing and painting to students of all ages. The opening of Hersh Fine Art Gallery is a welcome addition to downtown Glen Cove. For further information visit hershfineart.com and liafa.com.

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, Maggie and Hugh Tanchuck’s beautiful gallery in Glen Head, work is underway to restore two Mackay horse statues back to their original glory. The Mackay horses, which were built in 1901, once stood at Harbor Hill, the estate of Clarence Mackay, on more than 600 acres in the Roslyn community now known as East Hills.  The statues, carved from pink marble, were modeled after The Marly Horses, known as the Horse Tamer Statues of horses and their trainers, which were commissioned by French King Louis X1V, and created by sculptor Nicholas Coustou. The original horses were moved after the French Revolution to the gates of the Champs Elysees in Paris, and bronze replicas are now on display at The Louvre Museum. The Mackay Mansion was demolished in 1947 but 13 years later, by an act of fate and really good fortune, sculptor George Gach of Roslyn and his daughter, Susie, were walking on the property where houses were in the process of being built when they discovered one of the horses half buried. On inquiry, the Gachs were told that if they wanted it, they had two days to remove or it would be buried permanently.  “If not for my father, that horse would not exist today,” said Susie Gach Peelle, herself an artist, as she reminisced about the day that she and her father came across the horse and rescued it from oblivion.   George Gach hired a crane to raise the horse statue and donated it to the Roslyn High School. He arranged for a base to made and dedicated his time to restore the missing pieces. Over the years Susie said her father continued to restore the statute, including replacing the hooves of the horse and the head and hands of the male figure, which from time to time were vandalized. The head of the horse went missing years ago, as did other parts. A few months ago the Roslyn High School Alumni Association made an appeal to anyone having any knowledge of the missing parts to contact the school and no questions would be asked. The marble dust from fragments was mixed with the ink in printing the Class of 2012 yearbook so that anyone buying the book would have a part of the history of Roslyn High School. This was a clever fundraiser and they are still seeking donations to help finance the restoration. No one has yet come forward to claim the missing horse head. In the meantime Roslyn families are raising the funds so restoration can begin, again.

The second horse remained on the property, which has since been divided into a large housing development. Melissa and Bruce Shulman, who lived on the property, donated the horse to the Town of North Hempstead several years ago and North Shore Architectural Stone moved the horse from the property and has completed the restoration work. It is scheduled to be placed in Gerry Park, locally known as “the Duck Pond,” in the heart of Old Roslyn Village. According to Hugh Tanchuck at North Shore Architectural Stone, some minor work still needs to be completed, such as antiquing the new marble to match the old. The original featured smooth marble that is now pitted due to damage from the elements, and the color has a slight variation even through it is the same marble. The work already completed at Glen Head Architectural Stone included some weak areas, which were pinned with stainless steel, then matching the stone exactly and strengthening the cracks. Over time, Tanchuck said, the grout had weakened and water seeped into the cracks; the statue now has areas for rain water to drain out. The statue is in three pieces, which will be assembled on a pedestal once the exact location in the park has been determined. Once given the go ahead it could be done very quickly, Tanchuck stated, and noted that the restoration should last a hundred years if they keep the vandals away. He also acknowledged that George Gach, who had done some of the early restoration, was a fine artist. Funds to support the restoration were raised by the Roslyn Landmarks Society in a series of creative events planned by Executive Director Franklin Hill Perrell. Funds were then matched by the Gerry Trust and from philanthropists Howard and Rosalind Kroplick. "Artistically, it is likely that these horses comprise the most important work of public sculpture on Long Island," said Perrell, "but with certainty, in reference to Roslyn History at the turn of the last century, the horses are unsurpassed." According to Howard Kroplick, who is a member of Roslyn Landmarks Society and also the historian of North Hempstead Town, “engineers are now seeking a place in the park which will be best spot to place the statue. It is a significant historic statue that was hidden away for many years, so it is wonderful that now everyone will be able to enjoy it in an appropriate setting and it’s fitting that it will be in Gerry Park as the Gerrys were so involved in the history of the area," Kroplick said.

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Autumnal crispness fills the air, as flocks of screeching birds prepare their departure from the trees whose red and golden leaves are floating, flying everywhere, or hanging on in despair, dying. And there you are, like a red and golden leaf, hanging on in desperation, when you could be floating, flying. learn to let go, and let life’s wind blow you to adventures and places unknown.. Don’t waste precious time alone, and crying.

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ENJOY A ROYAL EXPERIENCE

three fundraising events at nYit feature Paul burrell, rvM, royal butler to Princess Diana became great friends, leading her to describe him as “the only man she ever trusted.” he was with her until her untimely death on Aug. 31, 1997. Mr. Burrell is the best-selling author of A Royal Duty. The celebration continues on Friday, Sept. 21, with “Style Among the Royals” at the NyIT Auditorium on Broadway in Manhattan at 5:30 p.m. Following a “meet and greet” reception, Paul Burrell will speak about his life as a butler in the royal household, what “service” really means, how it has changed over the years, the lost traditions and importance of etiquette, and more. Saturday, Sept. 22, is “Style of a People’s Princess – Buckingham Palace Tea.” The tea will be held at the NyIT de Seversky Mansion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dedicated to the Queen and Diana, featuring their favorite teas, biscuits, fruits, and sweets. Paul Burrell will demonstrate the assembly of the flower arrangements that will be the centerpiece of every table. It will be a celebration of fashion, flowers, and fun! To replicate the feeling of a royal tea, many attendees will wear hats to “top” their ensembles. One does not need to be an Anglophile to join in the celebrations of the Queen’s Jubilee. All three events will raise funds for NyIT student scholarships and help in the preservation of the historic NyIT de Seversky Mansion. The Thursday dinner is $150 per person; each of the other two events is $75 per person. Enjoy the fantasy of living a life of privilege among the Royals and relive childhood fantasies of royalty. For details and information, contact the organizer Ms. Terri Carr Muran at cevents@nyit.edu or 516.686.7676

WhAt A YEAR FOR gREAt BRitAiN! Apart from the spectacular london-hosted Olympics 2012, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee commemorating 60 years of governing a monarchy steeped in tradition. In honor of that celebration, the unique series of events providing “A Royal Experience” has been planned for September. Festivities begin with “A Royal Style Gala” dinner, featuring one of the Queen’s favorite menus from Windsor Castle, on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the NyIT de Seversky Mansion on the Old Westbury campus of New york Institute of Technology, with guest of honor Paul Burrell, RvM, royal butler to Princess Diana, former Princess of Wales. Mr. Burrell served the British Royal family for 21 years, initially as a footman to the Queen and later as a butler to Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the young princes William and harry. he and Diana

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egina Keller Gil, executive director and founder of the Great Neck Arts Center and the Gold Coast International Film Festival; Aviva Miller, festival director; and L. Somi Roy, executive producer in charge of programming, are pleased to announce that the Second Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival will kick off on Oct. 24 for five days and nights of bold, dynamic films, programs, panels, tributes, conversations, awards and festivities. The festival is presented by the Great Neck Arts Center, with the Town of North Hempstead as founding sponsor, and Clearview Cinemas in Manhasset, Roslyn, Great Neck and Port Washington. Venues for many events and parties include fabled Gold Coast mansions, including NYIT's de Seversky Mansion (former DuPont Estate), Oheka Castle (commissioned by Otto Kahn) and the former Chrysler Mansion (currently on the grounds of the United States Merchant Marine Academy). The festival roster will include feature length, narrative, documentary and short films, a series that will focus on classics and forgotten gems, foreign films, conversations with prominent members of the film community and signature series, panels and special events.

This year honorees, among others, include Long Island’s own Ed Burns who will receive the Artist of Distinction Filmmaker Award. A special screening of his latest film, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, will be presented during the festival. In addition, best-selling author Nelson DeMille (The Gold Coast, The Gate House, The General’s Daughter) will receive the festival’s Gold Coast Legend Award. A sneak peek of some programs to be presented at the 2012 Gold Coast International Film Festival include:

Iconic Hollywood: screenings of a classic silent film with live music accompaniment, as well as conversations with Hollywood power personalities and more; Heroes:  a tribute in film and television to those who protect and defend our nation. It includes films, broadcast, visual and musical presentations;

The Best of Long Island: films and candid conversations with producers, directors and writers from LI that have made an impact on the film industry;

Movies that Rock: films that tell

Animation : master class with Oscarnominated animation artist Bill Plympton, featuring his latest film program featuring the best animated shorts of New York’s Children’s Film Festival; In addition, look for the best in international films, indies and shorts. The full program of the 2012 Gold Coast International Film Festival will be announced in early October. The Gold Coast International Film Festival celebrates the rich culture, history and talent of this fabled region. The Gold Coast was once a haven for New York’s elite such as the Pratts, Whitneys, Roosevelts, Fricks, Guests, DuPonts, J.P. Morgan and Otto Kahn, and today their mansions exist as museums, historic spots and party spaces. Great Neck was home to many celebrities and titans of the silver screen. Today’s Gold Coast remains a confluence of culture and class. Those influences from the past combined with the artistry, storytelling and technology of today’s world, enable the Gold Coast International Film Festival to thrive and present audiences with a fantastic and accessible festival experience. For more information visit www.greatneckarts. org and www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org

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the 25alist

Photography by Patrick McMullan

Arthamptons

1 -Emily Raimondi, Alisha Sickler 2 - Alex Ko 3 - Andrea Ackerman, Judith Giuliani 4 - Cheech Marin, Margaret Garcia Painting

global Witness 5 - Marla helene, Natasha Marin, Cheech Marin, lucia hwong Gordon 6 - haley and Roy Sebag 7 - MC hammer 8 - Jeffery Wright, Alexander Soros

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were on fire (not literally, but figuratively!) this past summer with so many parties and benefit events that I barely know where to begin… Fists up for Arthamptons, the extravagant art show and fair that’s always a huge draw for over 2,000 art lovers at the vIP Preview Gala benefiting the longhouse Preserve in East hampton. There were so many guests and so little time to find them all in the (what seems like) mile-long, air-conditioned tent in the vast,

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sculpture-filled field at Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton. And persevere I do to bring it all to you! After walking in over actor ed Harris’s copy of the replica of Jackson Pollack’s paintsplattered studio floor (from his film Pollack), I immediately noticed the incredibly diverse and unique crowd including cheech Marin - of the hilarious Cheech and Chong comedy duo fame - who received the Arts Patron of the year Award because he owns the largest private collection of Chicano art in the united States (go figure?!!), world class architect richard Meier, Princess angelique Monet with philip John Galati, PR Queen Liz derringer, famous gallery owner Vared, Judith Guiliani (sans rudy), former Roslyn locals and new hamptonites nancy Mizrahi and Michael burns, ultra Violet of Andy Warhol’s Factory fame, NCMA’s constance schwartz with her husband Hank schwartz, the “Mermaid Chef” estelle arland, DJ to the stars ray Jarrell, good friends alix Michel and Van cushny and Countess elyse von Geick who took in all the art to behold – over 4,000 post-war and

contemporary works from over 400 respected artists and 75 renowned galleries, most notably that of Kevin berlin who added the spiciness of performance art with a pack of human, female “cheetahs” (lanky, naked models in tiger body paint … MEOW!). alexander soros, the 26-year-old scion of the multi-billionaire George Soros, is taking after the family’s ongoing commitment to philanthropy by forming the Alexander Soros Foundation, which promotes social justice and human rights. When he’s not a graduate student at the university of California-Berkeley, he’s raising money and awareness for a variety of causes including the charity Global Witness, which pioneers campaigns tackling root causes of global injustice and instability. On July 7 he hosted, along with Oscar-winning filmmaker and producer ed Zwick, his first charity gala for Global Witness in Bridgehampton. A great team these two, as Mr. Zwick co-produced and directed the critically acclaimed film Blood Diamond in 2006 - a movie largely based on research by Global Witness. So, why am I telling you all this? Well, because of the PARTy…hello!?! (Oh and yes, awareness for his causes). The 340 guests arrived and immediately took in the breathtaking farm and waterfront vistas while sipping cocktails and enjoying the passed hors d’oeuvres under the setting sun in the western sky. And then after the Robbins Wolfe dinner, which was inspired by the surroundings of Fairview Farm and Mecox Bay, Mc Hammer wowed the crowd with a high-energy concert extravaganza no one out East will forget for some time. I know … I know … you’re thinking, MC hammer, is he still around? let me just tell you, he’s still got it and you still Can’t Touch This, believe me! The host committee was a Who’s Who … robert redford, anne Hathaway, arianna Huffington, emma Thompson, scooter braun, local plastic surgeon Dr. andrew Jacono, nouriel roubini, evgenia peretz, News 12’s elisa distefano and more. Prior to the concert, the foundation presented the inaugural award for extraordinary humanitarian work to silas Kpanan ayoung siakor, who is instrumental in protecting the virgin forests of

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liberia by standing bravely against the corrupt regime of President Charles Taylor. Then we traded the bay view at Mecox for the ocean view at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club to watch susan Lucci with husband Helmut Huber, Mark Feurstein (of the USA Network’s Royal Pains fame), sports legend boomer esaison, restaurateur b. smith with husband dan Gasby, Turner Broadcasting president david Levy and bill Koenigsberg, CEO of horizon Media, lead the parade of benefactors and patrons who support the American Cancer Society at the second annual Festive in Flip Flops benefit. During the dinner, the spirited sherri abruzzese, who chaired the benefit, spoke emotionally about cancer and its effects on those close to her and her husband Joe abruzzese (the president of sales at Discovery Networks). She then suggested to the crowd that if anyone had a loved one, or a family member, who was affected by cancer, to stand up and remain standing. Then she asked for anyone else who had a friend, or someone they knew, who was affected by cancer to stand up … and after a moment, as she looked around the dining room, it was incredible that everyone -- all 284 guests -- were standing. It was a very moving moment. Before dancing began, TlC’s What Not to Wear’s host stacy London helped raise over $120,000 in the live auction when, as a lastminute addition to the prize list, she offered


her Jimmy Choo spiked heels up for bid and a bidding war among the several fashionistas in the room ensued. Other prizes included two tickets and backstage passes to the Grammy Awards in lA with airfare and accommodations in Beverly hills, and a villa in Tuscany with 20 bedrooms, a full-time chef and service staff and an all-access pass to the overstocked wine cellar - yum! Best Buddies, the national organization founded by anthony shriver (he’s a Kennedy, and I know you know that) held its annual hamptons tent gala, Triomphe, at the beautiful home of ann Hearst and Jay Mcinerney (yes, THAT hearst, and yes, THAT author!). The French theme was de rigueur as Best Buddies just announced its expansion into Europe in, where else, but France! A very hamptons A-list crowd always buys tables to this fine dinner dance event where Patron donates all the liquor, where a benefactor has his French vineyard donate all the important wines, where Fiji donates all the water, where Audi provides all the post-party transportation, where claire bean creates the most artful and beautiful event décor and where skip brevis and his Stingers Band create a unmatched musical vibe. So who hobnobbed and danced the night away, besides me? Well, designer nicole Miller did. And so did pandora duke biddle, allison Mazzola, sharon bush (yes, from THAT bush family!), William cavendish, patty raynes, r. couri Hay, donny deutsch, debbie bancroft, christophe von Hohenberg, Julie and Jason ader, Jean shafiroff, pierce rothchild, Tatiana and campion platt, Jason binn, elizabeth Fekkai, ralph destino, Valesca Guerrand Hermes (yeah, she’s from THAT Hermes family), Katie Lee, carolina von Humboldt, Jonathan Farkas, fragrant candle czars Laura and Harry slatkin, douglas Harrington, and other assorted hearsts, Shrivers and about 200 more just like them…. PS…the Gift Bag was worth the price of

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Best Buddies

1 - Jay McInerney and Ann hearst 2 - Nicole Miller and Kim Taipale 3 - Nate Berkus, Katie lee 4 - Jason hodes and Donny Deustch 5 - Alina Shriver and Anthony Shriver

admission with all kinds of good, useful stuff including the actual bag—a beach shoulder bag and expensive key chain by J. Mclaughlin, lots of hair products by BloPro, a Rabbit wine aerator pourer spout by Metrokane, Pop Chips (who doesn’t like a free bag of chips, I ask you?), these crazy clear rubber spikedheel saver things that women will kill for by Solemates, a Mont Blanc fragrance and some other nice gift certificates … all good by me! And finally, Rodale Press’ Women’s health Magazine threw its September issue launch party out East in early August and this fun cocktail event drew over 220 very good

looking and physically perfect attendees -- all of whom took advantage of the Pop-up Shop freebies like Gap Fit’s exercise gear (awesome display and free clothing for all … NICE!), Edy’s Ice Cream (I know, what’s with the ice cream at a fitness party? — it was “Slow Churned”… which I guess is healthier … ??), Starbucks (they invented some new chilled beverages

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Women's health 1 - Jessica Sylvia 2 - Guests at Women's health September party 3 - lauren Bush lauren 4 - Three lovely ladies posing 5 - David lauren and lauren Bush lauren pose with the FEED handbags

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that include fruit and all things healthy and non-caffeinated, okay by me …) and a philanthropic spin with FEED, the charity founded by Lauren bush Lauren, niece of the former President of the united States and recent bride of david Lauren (Ralph’s son, right?!), where for a small donation (read, not expensive, so the crowd actually did make many purchases) you could buy one of her FEED shoulder or tote bags and contribute to her fine cause -- which donates meals and food to underprivileged and third-world children, with a focus on schools. Well, besides the laurens, you could also see new hampton’s friend Mark Feurstein and his wife dana Klein, and we were supposed to see the cover model, actress cobie smulders, star of CBS’s sitcom How I Met Your Mother, but alas … she was a no-show. Oh well, we can’t mingle with EvERy star, now can we? But despite that slight, guests did mingle and enjoyed a fun evening at the beach with interesting cocktails and healthy, innovative fare including summer bruschetta with creamy Chevre and farm vegetables, grilled shrimp brochette with braised fennel in a dry vermouth and mustard seed marinade, mini-red snapper tacos with chipotle crème and cilantro sprouts, and balsamic grilled chicken medallions on sweet potato pancakes. But once the bonfire started, all caution was thrown to the wind as guests couldn’t help themselves fast enough to the hershey’s and Kraft Marshmallow S’Mores in abundance … Double YUM! Just another few days in a life of loving the Camera, hamptons style! If you have an event, benefit or social happening that you’d like considered for The 25A list, please let us know by emailing me, Society Editor christopher robbins at chris@robbinswolfe. com or 25A Art Director Tina Guiomar at tguiomar@25amag.com.


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Nacho Figueras

bridgehampton

polo club

Magician Kevin

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Beth Stern

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Countess luann de lesseps, Chase Backer


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luxury

3rd Annual

rolls royce

brunch

Lisa Lampert, Steven Michelstein, Katie Berry

Bradford Rand with guests

Lindsey Mesh, Sherry Mesh

Tamara Barney and Eddy Judge

Steve Duvernas, Samantha Kress

Tamara Grove, Kristina Marchitto

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54th Annual Southampton Hospital summer benefit

Madame Mayhem, Alex Donner

Southampton Hospital President and CEO Robert Chaloner and Benefit Chair Laura Lofaro Freeman welcomed over 900 supporters to the Southampton Hospital’s 54th Annual Summer Party on Aug. 4. Models dripping in Graff Diamonds stood by four Formula 1 racing cars, one of which was vintage 1930s, at the Grand Prix Monaco-themed event. WNBC News 4 anchor Chuck Scarborough emceed the night’s festivities and thanked Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Graff Diamonds for their sponsorship.

Ellen and Chuck Scarborough

Chris Del Gatto, Veronica Webb

Christopher Obetz, Melanie Wambold, Bob Chaloner, Sandra McConnell, NY Senator Kenneth P. LaValle

Jon Johnson, Ana Macedo

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SAILING 25 a The Sound for deafness race

oyster bay By victoria Crosby Photo by Kirk larsen

ON A hOt AND hUMiD AUgUSt AFtERNOON, 20 classic wooden boats participated in the Sailing the Sound for Deafness Race in Oyster Bay to raise funds for the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf. Boats with spectators followed the racers in Oyster Bay harbor, Cold Spring harbor and lloyd Neck. A cocktail party was then held in the historic Tudor Revival Manor. As the race was reminiscent of a Gatsby-era event, flapper style was encouraged at the party. Nancy leghart, director of advancement for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, greeted guests at the mansion. Built as a summer retreat more than 90 years ago for cosmetics heiress lillian Sefton Thomas Dodge and her husband Robert, the mansion and 86 acres overlooking the long Island Sound was purchased in 1948 by lutheran Friends of the Deaf. Enjoying the party were sailors Tina Mazzarella, owner of Sweet Tomato restaurants in Glen Cove and Oyster Bay, John A. Imhoff, hope Glenn, Kirk larsen, an artist who donated one of his paintings to the evening’s silent auction, laura Dougherty, Nubia and Roger herr, Alfred and Joanne Small, Susan Peterson Neuhaus, Michelle yadoo and Stan Tesoro, among others.

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Food was provided by Sweet Tomato, New york Institute of Technology Culinary Institute, Coach and Grill Tavern, Angelina’s, Jack halyards, Wild honey, locust valley Deli, Basil leaf Café, and Mill Creek Tavern. Ms. leghart announced the winners of the races and presented silver cups and plaques, as staff members translated her words to sign language for the non-hearing guests. The day’s winner was Nautilis, followed by Banzai and Caper, with Clio named the most elegant yacht. The following evening, another Gatsby-style event, the fourth annual Champagne Party, took place at Coe hall at Planting Fields Arboretum, the former home of William Robertson Coe and Mai Rogers Coe, now part of the National Parks. Coe hall’s Executive Director henry Joyce and his wife hope greeted guests. The City Sounds Motown Spectacular provided music as some people danced and others wandered in the mansion or the gardens, sipping champagne and nibbling on hors d’oeuvres set out in the courtyard and cloister. Among the guests enjoying the party were Margaret and Tom Stacey, Denyse Duvall Pugsley, James Tiberg, ursula and Bill Niarakos, Catherine and Gregory Rasciboski, author Monica Randall, Dr. Cynthia Paulis, Meg hayes, a descendant of the Coe family and board member of Planting Fields, and board member Richard Gibney. It seems the Gatsby lifestyle is alive and well on the Gold Coast of long Island!


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The container store The Container Store has come to long Island! The store is located in Garden City at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza. On Thursday, August 9th the store held its preview party. In attendance was the Chairman and CEO, Kip Tindell. The event was catered by Elegant Affairs, where they creatively utilized containers for all the hors d'oeuvres intricately placed throughout the store.

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The Openings i.d salon in Woodbury, NY recently had its grand re-opening which included a fashion show, where their stylists created hair masterpieces on models draped in fetch boutique's latest fashion.

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8039 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY A specialized boutique featuring dresses for all occasions. For their grand opening, fetch created a fashion show with stylized teens and young adults walking the cat walk in the latest fashions for the season. A boutique for the wanna-be diva.

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Jimmy Buffet, Jon Bon Jovi

Richard Gere

brioni & peggy

siegal company

arbiTaGe east hampton

Eric Ripert

Sally hershberger, Jon Bon Jovi, leila Straus Carrie lowell, Richard Gere

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hollywood reporter & samsung galaxy S III

END of WATCH east hampton

Donna Karan

Gwenyth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal Nora Arifini, Duncan Sheik

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Jake Gyllenhaal

Molly Sims

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Susan Sarandon

Bradley Cooper, Ben Barnes

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cbs FilM's

THe Words east hampton

Aimee Ruby

howard and Beth Stern

Kimberly Ovitz, Tamara Mellon

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Alec Baldwin

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Neal Barnard, M.D., actress Peggy McCay

Benefit

Amagansett

Martha O'Neil, Doug Mercer, Pamela Popper, M.D.

Neal Barnard, M.D., Elizabeth Kucinich

Neal Barnard, M.D., Michael Schwartz, Hilaria and Alec Baldwin, John Bradham

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TENNIS, ANYONE? Serena Williams

13th annual

bnP Paribas

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henrik lundqvist, Daniela hantuchovรก

Tommy haas

Aviva Drescher

Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan

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Anna Chlumsky

Jordan Sparks

USTA serves

Opening Night Gala

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Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci Taylor Bagley, Zach Braff

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Patricia Griffith

grand prix

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Kent Farrington

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Dottie herman, Neal Sroka

Christopher Robbins, Christine Dickovitch, Chase Backer

Jean Sharfiroff, Diana Taylor, Sharon Kerr

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Jill Zarin, Georgina Bloomberg


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