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• Timeless Elegance – 8 BR, 8 Full BA, 2 Powder BA • Overlooking Golf Course & Sunset Skies • Dramatic Foyer w/Wood & Marble Floors • Formal Dining w/China Room & Wine Cellar • $9,250,000 MLS 215050309 The Taranto Team 239.572.0066
• 5/6 BR Suites, 6.5 BA, Fantastic Pool & Spa • Elevator, Private Gym, Playroom • S Exposure, Exquisite Detail, Craftsmanship & Features • Multi-Deck Space, Minutes to Bay & Gulf • $2,795,000 MLS 216045622 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888
• 5 BR, 5.5 BA in Heart of Captiva Village • Separate Guest House, 3 Floor Elevator • Pool, Spa, Chef ’s Kitchen • Great Rental Property, Walk to the Beach • $2,695,000 MLS 215001791 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984
• Southern Exposure Luxury Home • 4 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms • Panoramic Water Views • 114’ Seawall, Quick Sailboat Access to Gulf of Mexico • $1,895,000 MLS 216018133 Rosemarie Maatsch 239.292.9330
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Ramona Singer & Dr. Christopher Calapai STEM CELL BEAUTY PRODUCTS OBJECTS OF DESIRE
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Hillary Latos BEAUTY EDITOR Jennifer Pelaez CULTURE EDITOR Joe Alexander EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Jennifer Azzolini, Marie Assante, Nathalie Barclay SOCIAL COLUMNIST Clara Morgan CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Norah Bradford FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Barry Bassis, Carlos Lacayo, Cecilia Morales, Debbie Travin, Frederic Collier, Jane Pontarelli, Josh Estrin, Jim Bernstein, Kristen Oliveri, Lindsey Winter
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Spectacular 89 acres in the sweeping hills of Sussex county, just over 1 hr drive from NYC, offering an incomparable lifestyle and a wonderland of activities for all seasons and ages. This renovated historic 5 bed/4.5 baths home w/luxury amenities opens to a bluestone patio w/outdoor kitchen
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facilities lulled by the gentle ripple of a koi pond waterfall. Overlooking magnificent equestrian facilities, it offers a swimming pool w/cabana, a tennis court, 2 ponds stocked w/fish, miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing or snowmobiling, golf, skeet shooting, hunting. The original part of the house has preserved its historic elegance seamlessly flowing into the addition that offers all modern comforts. A state-of-the art home theater & a 500-bottle wine cellar are found in the lower level. © 2016 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
As a seasoned real estate professional, with years of expertise in the real estate industry, whether you are seriously interested in buying or selling, or simply just looking, I will ensure you the utmost commitment of going “above and beyond” for all your real estate needs. I will also help you find the answers to many questions you may have regarding locations, financing, etc. and also keeping this process smooth and pleasurable. My service areas include Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties – specializing in Franklin Lakes, Wyckoff and Englewood Cliffs. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!
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TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
Providenciales, #1 Island in 2015 | Grace Bay Beach, best beach in the world, 2016
World Class Turks and Caicos Luxury Hotels, Spas, and Restaurants await, as do our famous stretches of uncrowded beaches and vibrant coral reefs. On land or below the water, youâ€™ll relax in the unique serenity, hospitality, and beauty of our islands.
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STYLE & FASHION 62
The Statement Shoe
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BEAUTY & WELLNESS 50
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Primp & Pamper: August 2016
Photography: Evan Guttman | EvanWasHerePhotography.com Styled by Natalie Mark @blackcatstyling Shot on location in Santa Monica at 201 Ocean Ave (www.nestseekers.com/570841/3-br-highrise-santa-monica-los-angeles) Shot on location at the luxurious townhouse at 319 East 51st Street www.elliman.com/new-york-city/319-east-51-street-manhattan-broksqm
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Shirt: Vilebrequin/ Bloomingdales NY Pants: Domenico Vacco Sunglasses: Chopard
Photography: Evan Guttman | EvanWasHerePhotography.com Photography Retoucher: Enri John Angeles | behance.net/ejax Model: Andrew / One.1 Management Shorts Boss Hugo Boss | Bloomingdales Short Hills Sunglasses Ralph Lauren
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Dining out: August 2016
Invite Only, NYC
Ellen’s Stardust Diner
Montréal Jazz Festival
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Where Luxury Meets Sin City
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Insider’s GUide to the Hamptons
URBANITE 140 Jonathan Bennett
See and be Scene August 2016
Books du Jour
The Real Princesses of the Hamptons
El Dorado Royale Anguilla’s Upscale Dining Scene Montréal
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SO M E TI M E S YO U DO N ’ T HAVE TO
RUN TO ESCAPE , YOU JUST STROLL .
Start planning your escape today to the Pocono Mountains. Here, you’ll discover over 67,000 acres of wilderness to explore. Plus, we have luxury resorts, spas, fine dining restaurants, and of course, vineyards for you to visit. So you can rough it or luxuriate it, it’s completely up to you. See all that we have to offer at PoconoMountains.com.
THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
s we head into the dog days of summer in August, this is a period to relax and enjoy the bounties of summer from vacationing in exotic locales to enjoying the company of friends and loved ones while entertaining at home before Labor Day arrives along with the flurry of Fall activities.
This month we had a chance to get up close and personal with comedian Steve Guttenberg and Broadway sensation Matthew Morrison. As a queen of philanthropy and a fixture on the social circuit of New York City and the Hamptons, Jean Shafiroff has dedicated her life to giving and helping others and was the perfect cover for this month’s theme on entertaining. August is also a month of heady leisure which was the theme of our photo shoot in Sag Harbor aboard a luxurious Benetti 93 yacht that was a perfect setting to showcase this summer’s beautiful fashion and swimwear. The scene in Miami Beach sizzled as we headed down to South Beach for Miami Swim to see a dazzling array of new trends in swimwear, which offered plenty of gorgeous options for next season. One of my favorite topics is beauty as we highlighted the best at home and technologically advanced devices that reveal amazing results at a fraction of the cost of a medi spa. As dining is always on our minds, we explored the sizzling dining scene in NYC, Miami and the Hamptons highlighting new hotspots around the city as well as perennial favorites that comprise the dynamic culinary scene of NYC. We also scoped the globe for the most luxurious escapes around the world. From weekend getaways to Sin City and Nantucket, to a gastronomic European journey aboard a Windstar cruise, and exotic Mexican resorts in Cabo San Lucas and the Riviera Maya- summer is all about leisure and enjoying the great outdoors. Summer also marks the peak of the charity circuit with a flurry of philanthropic endeavors in the Hamptons and beyond and we have it all covered in this issue.
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THE ULTIMATE LUXURY ESCAPE
THE SPA AT GLENMERE MANSION (Hotel is One Hour from George Washington Bridge/NYC)
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Hotel reservations: 845.469.1900 Glenmere Mansion / 634 Pine Hill Road / Chester, New York 10918 (10 minutes west of Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall/ Hudson Valley)
GUttenberg Shoot shoot Steve Guttenberg Photos by Kensey Jean SHIPPING YOUR BAGGAGE IS EASY WITH LUGGAGETOSHIP As airports change into more crowded throughout the world, itâ€™s turning into more popular for travelers to utilize luggage shipping services to save lots of time and complications. Schlepping your luggage around the airport could be very inconvenient and also airlines improper handling could damage your belongings. To avoid any unpleasant experience during the trip, most of the travelers use luggage shipping services now a days. LuggageToShip is a growing luggage shipping company who provide door-to-door luggage shipping service as well as sport gear shipping, shipping to school, luggage storage services and so on. LuggageToShip presently assists a wide range of travelers, from college students to enterprise travelers to households and senior residents. LuggageToShip clients wonâ€™t need to lug goods round because they provide the shipping services over 25,000 locations worldwide. Additionally LuggageToShip provides free pick up and drop, free label delivery, same day pickup and free luggage storage up to 10 days, which encourage their client to using again their services for next trip.
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THE FINANCIALLY SAVVY SOLUTION TO A YACHT OWNERSHIP LIFESTYLE SeaNetâ€™s innovative yacht ownership programs provide you with a financially savvy solution to yacht ownership that is ideal for your active lifestyle. Through our Global, Regional and VanDutch Programs, you can experience all the benefits of yacht ownership without the hassles of managing the crew and yacht. In addition, SeaNetâ€™s global presence provides you global access to luxury yachts in the top yachting destinations throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Mediterranean. Overall, our programs provide you with the highest level of quality and service so you can enjoy a yachting lifestyle for the time you have available.
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BUZZ Photos by Steve Sands
Maggie Gyllenhaal as Eileen ‘Candy’ Merrell in the upcoming series The Deuce (2017)
Sutton Foster filming for Younger
RAMONA SINGER HAMPTONS COVER PARTY
Event location: Kozu Hamptons in Southampton, NY | When: Saturday, July 9, 2016 Photo Credit: Andrew Werner | www.AndrewWernerPhotography.com
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EVENT
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PJ BYRNE x DR. CHRISTOPHER CALAPAI COVER PARTY Event location: Invite Only, NYC | When: Monday, July 18, 2016 Photo Credit: Andrew Werner | www.AndrewWernerPhotography.com
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EVENT
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Experience the warm, laid back, intimately shabby-chic atmosphere. This 1929 historical American Tudor beauty has a country club setting with a friendly, family approach to service. Features a lovely pool with oversized beds, a poolside restaurant-bar acclaimed for it’s fresh seasonal cuisine & weekly entertainment, free wi-fi property-wide and beautiful landscaped gardens... Truly the hidden gem for those in the know.
Located across the street from the beach right in the heart of Montauk. Freshly updated with the key touches of comfort from Solé East: luxuriously soft linens & towels, wonderful bath amenities, flatscreen TVs, complimentary wi-fi, and a simple touch of shabby-chic remodeling.
Solé is pet friendly! Depending on room availability. Additional pet fee applies.
For reservations & information call: 631.668.2105 or visit: soleeast.com
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MIAMI SWIM EVENT
Event location: STK Miami Beach, FL | When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 Photo Credit: Sandra Davidoff
Miami Swim sizzled this season with Resident Magazineâ€™s Miami launch held at STK Miami at the One Hotel. Guests were treated to a dazzling swimwear presentation by Amoressa, Eco Peace, and Magicsuit with models donning chic sunglasses by Maui Jim. Libations were flowing with refreshing cocktails provided by Danzka Vodka and rose wine by Whispering Angel- the quintessential summer time refresher.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EVENT
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Close by & waiting for you A quick non-stop flight from JFK to PLS (Providenciales) brings you to Grace Bay, the Worldâ€™s #1 Beach according to TripAdvisor. Create treasured times at The Somerset on Grace Bay in beautiful Turks and Caicos. Connect with family and friends in a luxurious 1- to 5-bedroom beachfront villa with stunning ocean views and amenities beyond compare. Enjoy every 5th night for only $10 now through December 19, 2016 in celebration of The Somersetâ€™s 10th anniversary.
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BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE By Joe Alexander | With Photographs by Patrick McMullan
Jason Bourne, Free State of Jones, Star Trek & The Infiltrator
Keri Russell @ Free State of Jones
Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso @ Jason Bourne
Matthew McConaughey is creating Oscar buzz for his compelling new civil war epic Free State of Jones. “I love an underdog who’s fighting the establishment, someone who thinks on their own and whose own morals are enough to wage a war on.” This thrilling movie also features Keri Russell who is also captivating and sexy in the FX TV series The Americans, about Russian spies vs the CIA. Kerry said “McConaughey’s character has a lot of flaws and grit and he’s a rebel-rouser.” See this movie!......Matt Damon is buffer than ever in Jason Bourne, the new installment of this sizzling movie series. He confided, “This movie opens with an austerity riot in Athens. It feels current with what’s going on in our world. You’re always creating an alternate reality with Bourne, but you want to feel like it’s our world.”…… Star Trek Beyond co-staring Chris Pine has hit the big screens and Zoe Saldana who plays Uhura says, “Now that we kinda speak sci-fi, we are able to improv sometimes.”…. Bryan Cranston and John Leguizamo turn in electrifying performances in The Infiltrator. This dramatic duo goes undercover to help bring down cocaine king Pablo Esbabor’s international bank. Cranston said “When you’re telling a lie, start with the truth because it makes it easier and it makes it more plausible. You don’t want to overcomplicate when you’re developing an undercover identity. It’s the kind of thing the CIA guys are doing.” theinfiltrator.com
Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, & Chris Pine @ Star Trek Beyond
Brooke Shields, Nick Korniloff, & Kevin O’Leary @ Art Southampton
Brooke Shields curated “Call of the Wild” with David Kratz the President of the N.Y Academy of Art. The exhibition features the work of the school’s alumni and focused on animals and nature. Also at the Fair were: Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary who had a contemporary photography exhibition entitled “Irreconcilable Images, which benefitted the Perry J. Cohen Foundation pjcf.org. Morphew Concept vintage clothing shop owners Bridgette Morphew and Jason Lyon were part of a living art installation at the opening of Beth McNeill’s booth. Other exhibitors included Berry Campbell, Gallery Valentine, Opera Gallery, Other Criteria and Louis K. Meisel Gallery. Adrien Brody showed paintings from his “Hooked” series. He told pals “It’ll probably be two years before I do any film work as an actor, this a conscious decision to pursue my work as an artist.” He’ll show again at Art Miami, which opens on November 30th. Both Fairs and Art NY were founded by Nick Korniloff. Admiring the art were attorneys Marianne Bertuna and Arthur Aidala and event planner Michael Cerbelli. Art-southampton.com
Southampton Animal Shelter Georgina Bloomberg, Chuck Scarborough and Jill Rappaport were among the guests at the Southampton Animal Shelter’s Unconditional Love Gala on the East End. The benefit was chaired by author and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and honored El Faro de Los Animales, a rescue group in Puerto Rico. Guests enjoyed the dinner by Robbins-Wolfe Eventurs and music by the Alex Donner Orchestra. John Catsimatidis, Jonathan McCann and Carolyn Maloney were among the guests. Southamptonanimalshelter.com
The Chosen Few Leesa Rowland & Larry Wohl @ Art Southampton
Melody Mayer @ Art Southampton
Hampton’s resident and event planner Harriette Rose Katz orchestrated the 90th Anniversary and the reopening of the InterContinetal Barclay NY on East 48th after a 180-million-dollar-renovation. The Hotel’s GM Herve Houdre
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BUZZ greeted a 1,000 guests in front of a 1908 Model T Ford and a 2016 electric Tesla car to illustrate the party’s theme, “Through the Ages.” The music, which coordinated with the food, went from old school Big Band to Lady Gaga and from Oysters Rockefeller to the latest sushi concoctions. Katz also celebrated the 2nd Anniversary of The Chosen Few, the elite event collective she runs with her daughter Melissa Rosenbloom and nieces Claudia Warner and Trisha Stern at The Rainbow Room. Designers Anthony Taccetta and Dejuan Stroud joined the CEO’s of new members Hank Lane Music & Productions, Brian Dorsey Studios, and Marcus Mordachini of Fusion Productions at the glamorous fete, which featured the most delectable food stations of the summer. hrckchosenfew.com
RESTAURANT NEWS The Lindeman
Alex Donner, Jean Shafiroff, Jonathan McCann, & Georgina Bloomberg @ Southampton Animal Shelter
Twilight star Kellan Lutz, Orange Is the New Black star Taryn Manning and Unbreakable Kimmy Schimidt’s Tituss Burgess, helped open The Lindeman, a sexy new restaurant in The OUT Hotel on West 42nd Street. The new hot spot serves excellent New American Classic cuisine under the direction of chef Carl Alioto. thelindeman.com
Treadwell Park Anne Becerra is the first woman in NYC to become a Certified Cicerone, which is to beer what a sommelier is to wine, at Treadwell Park the craft beer hall on 1st Avenue. Saucy Becerra hosted a beer-centric tasting with brewing legends Oliver Dedecker from Brasserie Dupont and Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey to support the victims and the families of the shootings in Orlando. treadwellpark.com
Sushi Roxx Dancing With The Stars winner Karina Smirnoff choreographed a new show called ROXX: Reloaded at Sushi Roxx, the restaurant and club hybrid on E. 29th. Among those sampling the yummy sushi and dancing to Arian Grande hits were stem cell guru Dr. Christopher Calapai and America’s Next Top Model alumn turned nurse practitioner Xiomi Frans-Cuber. sushiroxxnyc.com Claudia Warner, Harriette Rose Katz, Melissa Rosenbloom and Trisha Stern @ The 2nd Anniversary of The Chosen Few
Kellan Lutz @ The Lindeman
Guyers Romance Queen and restaurateur Cindy Guyer celebrated the owning of her eponymously named eatery and lounge Guyers on the UWS at 286 Columbus Avenue. Tony Danza, Fox News star Cheryl Casone, radio star Rita Crosby, Major Model cover boy Marcio Camargos and designer Melody Mayer, who has a new boutique called WearWithAll in Easthampton were among those who came by to toast the new “hostess with the mostess.”
Cantina Hamptonites Sarah Jessica Parker and P. Diddy are among the fans of Stage 48. Perched above the nightclub is Cantina Rooftop, a new traditional Mexican Restaurant and lounge at 605 West 48th. The opening featured a bevy of beauties from Dale Noelle’s TRUE Model Management, poker queen Beth Shak Leventhal, Hampton’s celebrity dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark, and Elegant Affairs Andrea Correale. In addition to his authentic Mexican menu, Chef Gonzaola Colin’s new space features homemade guacamole and taco stations. cantinarooftop.com
Cassandra Seidenfeld @ The American Heart Association’s Hamptons Heart Ball
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Bryan Canston and Diane Kruger @ The Infiltrator
ICONS INFLUENCERS &
THE WHITE ROSE NEW YORK By Jennifer Azzolini
extile maven Michelle Zahabian Baradarian, grew up in New York and has been around fabrics since birth. Growing up in the Upper East Side and Soho she was able to experiment with different styles of clothes balancing graphic prints and employing draping techniques. By combining her innate sense of uptown chic with the effortlessly cool vibe of downtown, Michelle came to find black and white as a staple with both styles, where your possibilities become endless. As a busy modern woman who takes on a multitude of roles, she wanted to create a line that can go from day to night with a versatile collection that is beautiful yet comfortable, and effortlessly chic.
With her degree from Pratt in fine arts and fine arts education she wanted to bring that love of the textile industry to her children, which was the impetus behind the creation of her company Jemz- a fun and interactive sewing and arts workshop for kids and adults. Meeting many women over her time through Jemz, she found there was a need for those staple pieces for women on the go, where they can dress it up with a pop of color or statement accessories. This core collection of beautiful and classic staple pieces led to the creation of The White Rose. Michelleâ€™s debut collection is elegant and sophisticated, resembling a beautiful white rose. It represents timeless-
ness, for the busy woman who wants to feel comfortable with a boho-chic twist that can be worn anytime, day or night. Michelleâ€™s versatile line breaks the boundaries of age and body shape with cuts that are designed to flatter women with curves or thinner physiques with her expert draping techniques and can be worn from a woman in her 20s up to her 70s. A firm believer that a woman should wear the clothes vs the clothes wearing the woman, The White Rose is a beautiful canvas for which women can express themselves in a confident and modern way.
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L.J. Cross: BY Cecilia Morales
ory Burch, Vera Wang, Renee Zellweger, Michael J. Fox and West Wing star Allison Janney have all turned to designer Lisa Jackson for her unique design aesthetic. With an eye for edgy design and the drive to make her visions come to life, Jackson has always created beauty. Beginning her career as a private Art and Antiques Consultant, she traveled the globe in search of exceptional art and rare antiques before entering the world of interior design. A few years back, Jackson took a step in a new direction and launched LJ Cross, a fashion-forward line of crosses featuring innovative designs and gemstones. She began designing crosses as a tribute to her late brother Steven, who consistently wore multiple crosses. Jackson has utilized her signature minimalist style and eclectic design sense to create bold statements and unique looks for each piece. Using the highest quality gemstones, each piece reflects a keen sense of modernity while embracing timeless spirituality.
Diamonds for the Beach With the launch of her new “Diamonds for the Beach” collection, available at Saks 5th Avenue, Copious Row in Sag Harbor and Greenwich, Connecticut as well as her boutique at 994 Madison Ave, Jackson hopes to challenge the way peo-
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ple look at fine jewelry. “People sort of look at fine jewelry and they’re just not that comfortable with going outside the box and just wearing it and living with it,” she said. “I have an antithetical way of looking at this.” While the collection itself is made with precious materials, Jackson doesn’t want her customers to be shy with what they wear.“For my first collection for the line I chose to work in rose gold and white gold with white and champagne diamonds,” said Jackson. “Even though I’m working with real gemstones it’s not jewelry for the safe. I see it with white t-shirts, jeans, into night with an organza slip dress and over your favorite caftan. It’s all about just throwing it on and feeling comfortable and not treating it as precious.”
Monogrammed Accessories Jackson’s most popular items, her hand-painted monogrammed accessories, began with her love of text paintings. “I’m a huge fan of text paintings, so we started hand painting messages on t-shirts and totes in the store,” she said. After a while, however, Jackson had an idea. “My besties call me LJ and I sign everything LJ,” she said. I’m like, “oh that’s a little bit of my signature, why don’t I just paint an LJ and put it on the bag and once I did that people were like, ‘I want one of those.’” LJ has now expanded their monogram
collection to pretty much anything you can paint on and of course you can have your own initials on eveything . “Now we have a small off-site artist studio with a couple of painters that come in because the program is just so big,” said Jackson. “First came the monogram in paint and then came the making it in gemstones. It’s new and that’s when Allison Janney just bought the A, we just so happened to have an A. It was white gold with white diamonds and it was the perfect storm kind of thing.”
Pop of Color As for the future, she plans to add a pop of color to her designs. “ For the first time, I’m now working in color for my jewelry, “ she said. “For my fall program I’m working in cornelian and fire opals. I’m just having fun playing with color. I love mixing colors so it’s given me a chance to have this new palette and have a whole new presentation of what we do because it’s really fun and magical. Think about chocolate brown diamonds, sapphires and Peridot in the same piece. Whether it’s an ID bracelet or it’s a bangle embedded in rose gold, still using our same cobblestone technique but changing up the colors a lot.” Ljcrossnny.com
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SIR IVAN THE PEACEMAN BY Cecilia Morales
Imagine All The People Sir Ivan’s smash hit single, an uptempo dance remake of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” has topped charts nationwide and piqued the ears of millions. Sir Ivan worked with a Grammy Award winning producer in order to create a song that invoked peace during a wave of terrorism. In addition to the album version, there are many additional remixes done by a variety of DJs from all over the world. The most popular one on the radio and the one receiving thousands of downloads and streams on iTunes is called the 7th Heaven Radio Mix. However, Sir Ivan’s sole goal wasn’t to create a Top 40 favorite. For him, the iconic
ballad is a call for harmony and amity, something that is personal to the musician’s past. “I picked that song because my late father was an Auschwitz survivor and 59 of my relatives were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust,” he said. “That’s the reason I chose to remake all the iconic antiwar songs from the Woodstock days. On my new album “Peaceman Shines” I went back to the 60s and early 70s because it was the first time in history where people woke up and were concerned about human rights and social issues.”
Kiss All The Bullies Goodbye The Peaceman’s revolutionary activism is being
carried out today through Sir Ivan’s dedication to the LGBT community and others that suffer from PTSD. “I did an anti-bullying song when I found out that the attempted suicide rate in the teenage LGBT community is 3 to 5 times higher than the straight teen group,” Sir Ivan continues, “It was to bring awareness to the bullying problem to begin with and how severe it was for LGBT people.” However, Sir Ivan feels that the future looks promising for the younger generations. The younger generation is much more tolerant than the older generation when it comes to sexual preferences and…”what’s normal,” he said. “It’s sort of like they’ve learned by themselves, fortunately.” The Peaceman Foundation and Sir Ivan have contributed over $500,000 to many different non-profits since the charity’s founding in 2005. In addition to the LGBT community, he also gives to other organizations. “I support the Wounded Warriors and the soldiers fighting for us to be free,” said Sir Ivan.
Erotic Art Museum In addition to his music, Sir Ivan owns and operates a collection of art unique to him and his family. “My mom passed away last year so my brother sister and I inherited the World Erotic Art Museum in South Beach” he said. “It’s the largest privately owned collection of erotic art on display in the world…We’re going to show it off at Art Basel and make it an annual erotic art party in memory of my mom.”
60 Candles After celebrating his 60th birthday in January in Miami, Sir Ivan plans to celebrate this August in the Hamptons, “I’ve made three invitations. Mainstream press gets an invitation that says it’s an Adam & Eve party. Gay press gets an invitation that says it’s an Adam & Steve party. And lesbian press is getting an Eva & Eve invitation because I want everyone to feel welcome.” The party’s dress code is “undress to impress” which is “fig leaves or less,” says Sir Ivan. “I’m performing on top of one of the castle balconies. The entire tennis court is going to be a dance floor, not to mention the elaborate decorations. I don’t want to give it away, but you’re really going to feel like you’re in the “Garden of Eden.” sirivan.com
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THE QUEEN OF PHILANTROPHY
By James Bernstein
hen Jean Shafiroff crosses a Manhattan street and comes across a well-known figure in the world of philanthropy, fashion, business or government, there is an immediate recognition and a pleasant exchange. The same happens when she in spending time in the Hamptons. Shafiroff is a well-known figure in New York City and in the Hamptons. She stands out, even in places where stand-outs are the norm. Shafiroff is known for her work with women’s and children’s organizations. She also works with the under-privileged, animals and in the healthcare field. She serves on seven philanthropic boards, including the New York Mission Society, the New York Women’s Foundation, the French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.
She has been honored by the America Heart Association and the American Cancer Society, among several other organizations. But perhaps most electrifying of all, Shafiroff says anyone can be a philanthropist, according to her recently-published book, “Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give.” Anyone can be a philanthropist, Shafiroff says, even if they don’t have money to give. There are so many other ways they can donate, such as giving their time and their skills.
good. Those who have sufficient resources, Shafiroff feels, have an obligation to donate their own funds. “I have made a life out of giving, raising money for causes in which I believe, and I want to share what I have learned with as many people as possible,” Shafiroff said. She says she is not an authority on the subject, but has learned enough over the years to discuss the issue and provide guidance.
As a result, Shafiroff is recognized as the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists who move beyond financial contributions and give of their time and knowledge.
And she has been expanding her philanthropy work, which began in New York City, where she lives with her husband, Martin Shafiroff, an investment advisor, and their two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth. Their girls share their mother’s passion for charitable causes.
Her book provides details and explains just how someone can be fulfilled by a philosophy of doing
Among the exciting events that have been occurring in Shafiroff’s life recently are overseas trips to
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rescue homeless dogs with her daughter Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogal who plan to start an animal rescue charity. She has also funded several dog rescue groups. Shafiroff has traveled several times to Costa Rica and to Nicaragua, and managed to bring home with her suffering canines that badly needed medical care, love, and a forever home. The dogs Shafiroff brought back with her to New York are now with loving families. The expansion of Shafiroff’s philanthropic endeavors now include television and radio talks, including a recent talk at the Princeton Club in Manhattan. Shafiroff is often asked what she personally gets out of her life of giving. “I think those who are blessed must have a sense of service, duty and responsibility to others,” she has said. “We cannot forget that we are all put here on this earth and we are all the same. We must look out for one another.” And that’s what Shafiroff has been doing. She has helped raise a great deal of money for charitable organizations, including several million dollars for Southampton Hospital. At the hospital, she is regarded by top executives as indispensable to the medical facility’s charitable and fund-raising operations. She has chaired some of the most successful fund-raising Galas Southampton Hospital has ever held. She is involved with the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which raises money for breast cancer research and care. Shafiroff has played a large role in fund-raising and helping to raise awareness for the Southampton Animal Shelter, a particular favorite of hers because of the work the Shelter has done over the years. Shafiroff has appeared at news conferences with the Suffolk County SPCA to help bring a spotlight to its work rescuing abused animals that are found living in filthy conditions or on the streets. Since Shafiroff divides her time between homes in Southampton and Manhattan, she has come to understand the differences in philanthropic work in both places. Such work in the Hamptons must be done in a shorter period of time, since vacationers and tourists spend summers there only. The winter scene in New York City is longer. Events can be held weeknights, after working hours. In addition to honors from the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society, Shafiroff has been honored also by the New York Mission Society, the Youth Counseling League, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Surgeons of Hope, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle and
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Shafiroff is a standout in the media world. She was featured in Hamptons Magazine’s “Best Dressed List,” and was ranked as the fourth most-photographed woman in New York City by New York Magazine. She has also been featured on many regional magazines covers. She has been the subject of articles in The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, the New York Social Diary, and the Huffington Post, among others. For Shafiroff, life began in a small Long Island town, where her father was a music teacher and director of music in a public school district. Her mother and father instilled in her a sense of giving, purpose and drive, Shafiroff has said. She learned those lessons well. “I’ve always kept the ideals I learned from my father close to my heart,” Shafiroff said. “He was loved by everyone, his students, the administrators, parents and other teachers. His life has always served as a guidepost for me.” Education has always been important to Shafiroff. She earned an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in Physical Therapy from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. After graduation, she worked as a therapist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Once she earned her MBA, she took demanding and fast-paced positions with Wall Street firms, working in public finance and private partnerships. While getting her MBA, Shafiroff met the man who would later become her husband, Martin Shafiroff. What is ahead for this remarkable woman? She wants to expand her philanthropic work nationally and internationally. What does this entail? More travelling for rescue missions, lending a hand to help Southampton Hospital raise money and expand in the community, giving her time to the Southampton Animal Shelter as well as the womens and children’s organizations on which she focuses, and seeking out opportunities to help others to continue the cycle of philanthropy, even if they do not have a lot of money themselves to give. “That’s the whole point of philanthropy,” Shafiroff says. “It’s all about passing along what you have learned, turning other people into giving and loving individuals, and spreading the word that it is possible to do good in this world, no matter your own personal circumstances.” Shafiroff lives a whirlwind life of organizing, meeting, planning, giving, serving and seeking. She seeks no personal gain from any of it. Her goal is to spread the word of giving, something she never gets tired of doing.
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DIAMOND & PRECIOUS METAL INFUSED BEAUTY PRODUCTS By Hillary Latos Not only are diamonds, platinum and gold a girl’s best friend, but these coveted baubles and precious metals are also luxurious defenders against free radicals with a multitude of anti-aging benefits that are not just skin deep. Diamond and platinum nano particles bond well with water have been proven to deliver intense hydration and penetrate into the deep epidermal layers of the skin. Here are some beauty products worth their weight in gold. 1.
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MARIO BADESCU New York’s Best Kept Secret By Hillary Latos
s New Yorkers have a tendency to work just as hard as they play, we all deserve a little pampering every now and then. Famed facialist and esthetician to the stars, for nearly five decades Mario Badescu and his legacy have been treating A-list entertainers, models, celebrities, and New Yorkers of all ages in their Midtown East salon and giving them their glowing complexions. Over the years the popularity of this namesake salon has expanded to encompass the entire first floor of this Manhattan apartment building that has been one of New York’s most revered beauty destinations. As pictures speak a thousand words, the walls are lined with signed headshots of devoted celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martha Stewart, Liv Tyler who have been coming here for years. In 1967 Mario Badescu emigrated from Romania and brought his vast knowledge of Old World skin care with its time proven efficacy. Mario Badescu’s extensive skin care line combines natural botanical ingredients with advanced technology to over 200 products including cleansers, toners, moisturizers, exfoliants and treatments that address different skin concerns and skin types. By carefully selecting the top quality ingredients including botanicals, herbal extracts and vitamins, skin is naturally rejuvenated. Some of the ingredients used in his signature products include ceramide, hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, cucumber, seaweed, vitamins A, C, D, and E and collagen that are specially designed to work in conjunction together to improve the overall wellbeing of your skin. Aside from an award winning skincare line, are Mario Badescu’s signature European facials – considered amongst the best in the city amongst the most discerning New Yorkers. Surprisingly inexpensive starting at $65 or $325 for a series of 6, on an average day, Mario Badescu’s salon does over 200 facials in 35 rooms. The treatment begins with an expert analysis of your skin designed to improve the overall appearance of your skin. The deep pore cleansing includes steaming to open pores followed by extractions, a light face and neck massage followed by a customized mask. For intensive hydration or smoothing results your aesthetician can recommend add on treatments such as the precious gold and algae mask, pearl powder treatment, glycolic acid peel and collagen eye treatment that is tailored to your skin type and designed to leave your skin glowing, clean, and rejuvenated. Mariobadescu.com
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DR. DENNIS GROSS DERMATOLOGY By Debbie Travin
Spotlight: 3-D Collagen Skin Tightening Laser Treatment
cclaimed and highly accredited dermatologist and skin cancer research scientist, Dr. Dennis Gross, is not only well known for his awardwinning skincare line, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, but also for his unique and effective non-invasive aesthetic treatments at his practice on the Upper East Side. With a bevy of services ranging from injectables to professional peels, Dr. Gross is a proponent of cocktailing and customizing treatments based upon each patient’s particular needs and skincare goals. His step-by-step approach begins with an honest evaluation and works to address concerns in an effective way by combining synergistic treatments. One of his latest and most buzzed about treatments is the 3-D Collagen Skin Tightening Laser Treatment, which
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combines two state-of-the-art lasers that work in synergy utilizing different energies to smooth and firm. Results are a natural luminosity that also provides the long-term result of stimulating new collagen production. The first laser used is the GentleMax Pro, which features dual wavelength technology that works by heating the skin to encourage the fibroblast cells to stimulate collagen. The second laser, the VBeam, follows to reduce any redness caused by the previous laser while also additionally stimulating the production of collagen. The pairing of these two lasers during the same treatment results in zero downtime and maximizes the production of collagen while also lifting, firming and tightening the skin by rejuvenating it in 3-D. The treatment can be performed
not only on the face but also on the much neglected neck and décolleté areas as well. It can even be combined with Dr. Gross’ famous Alpha Beta Peel, leaving your skin dramatically vibrant and smooth. It is recommended to do the 3-D Collagen Laser Treatment in a series of three, however that depends on each individual’s skin type. Although your complexion will look instantly glowing and plump, tightening will slowly occur in about a week or two after, as well as an overall reduction in fine lines and diminished wrinkles over six weeks. drdennisgrossmd.com
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DEVICES & TOOLS T By Jennifer Pelaez
hanks to modern technology and science, the era of hi-tech beauty devices and tools have now become the latest addition to our beauty regimes, making the allure of radiantly youthful looking skin and voluminous silky smooth hair an attainable reality. These devices promise to deliver results in the comfort of your own home and when used consistently and in conjunction with a good skincare routine can gradually improve many concerns, from uneven skin tone and dullness, to anti-aging benefits like tightening and collagen stimulation. Laser technologies, light therapy, and wrinkle-eliminating microcurrents can now be used to take your skin to next level. From exfoliating and skin perfecting devices like Dermaflash, to multitasking devices like Conture Kinetic that uses Isometric Compression combined with Low Frequency Vibrations, your skin can reap the benefits of this at-home technology which allow you to seek out which devices are best suited for your desired results. And the best part is there is no required appointment to begin the transformation. Andrea DiNunzio, Chief Marketing Officer at iluminage Beauty, a pioneer in the field of advanced, at-home products including the Skin Smoothing Laser, adds, “The elegantly designed treatment wand is incredibly safe and easy to use in the privacy and comfort of your home. Recently, at-home devices have increased in popularity among women and men alike. Because they are less expensive, convenient and don’t hold you to a strict, in-office appointment time, they easily fit into people’s schedules and routines.” Other tools in the realm of body and haircare also offer the latest technology to get that salon look with minimal damage to the health of your hair, while body devices target cellulite and make permanent hair removal possible at your convenience. And although they do require a commitment, they are well worth the results, as these tools make simple to achieve luminous looking skin and tresses at home. An ever-growing market that has proven it is here to stay, beauty companies have become proactive in bringing us the latest and greatest designs with our biggest problem areas in mind. From eyes, to décolletés, to nearly any body part with imperfections, there are gadgets for every need. Here is a look at some of the most effective and buzzworthy devices and tools slated to be the next big thing.
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ensures a safe and easy-to-use experience. $189, sephora.com 4. Fillerina, an innovative 14 day treatment with a unique patented (no-needle) applicator just landed from Europe and dispenses a Dermo-Cosmetic Plumping Gel consisting of of six types of hyaluronic acids that plump and tighten the skin. Available in three graded concentrations. $150 (Grade 1), lordandtaylor.com 5. Silkâ€™n Revit combines gentle microdermabrasion exfoliation with vacuum stimulation to reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and acne scars. $99, silkn.com 6. Osmotics Cosmeceuticals 3-in-1 Ageless Facial Enhancer System
features an ultimate beauty tool that boasts three unique modes of action to fight visible signs of aging while enhancing your overall complexion. $298.00/set, beauty.com 7. NuFACE Trinity, a handheld facial toning device utilizing microcurrent technology, has been clinically tested to improve facial contour, skintone, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also features interchangeable attachments like the Eye and Lip Enhancer and the Wrinkle Reducer for a complete face-lift. $325, mynuface.com 8. Tria Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser targets fine lines and wrinkles in the eye area with nonablative fractional laser technology to provide power packed results. $249, triabeauty.com
9. Artis Digit Brush Set in Coffret takes skincare to the next level with this limited edition luxe brush set that has an ergonomic design and proprietary CosmeFibre SC velvety fibres which were specifically tailored to evenly and efficiently apply your favorite skincare formulas. $225, bergdorfgoodman.com 10. Phili ps Zoom Take Home Whitening Obtaining professional results at home can now be had while you sleep with personal custom made trays created at your local dentistâ€™s office. Choose from sensitive formulations to day white formulas or for a quick fix, the NiteWhite Quick 3 day treatment that offers dramatic results with a quick turnaround time. usa.philips.com
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Removal Device based on patented Home Pulsed Light technology which results in fast and long-term hair removal. $299, silkn.com 4. T3 SinglePass X features a 1.5” T3 Tourmaline and ceramic plates along with their patented digital SinglePass technology which delivers constant, consistent heat. Literally in one pass, even the coarsest of hair will transform into smooth sleek strands. $230, t3micro.com 5. Click n Curl is a round brush styling system made with detachable brush heads. The detachable handle turns the brush heads into a roller, allowing each section of hair to
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PRIMP & PAMPER AUGUST 2016
TRANSFORM YOUR LOOK AT [SALON]718 By Alyssa Montalbano
ith over 20 years of experience, globally trained professional hair stylist Michaella BlissettWilliams, mother of three and a thriving businesswoman, is the proud owner of the trendy [salon]718, a trio of salons located in the most beloved pockets of Brooklyn, NY. Beginning her career at a prestigious salon under Richard Calcasola, owner Maximus Spa Salon, BlissettWilliams quickly rose through the ranks, training over 50 stylists along with spearheading the opening of three salons in the New York Area prior to opening up her own salon. Blissett-Williams is best known for her transformation makeovers. Her ability to provide clients with a fresh look while helping boost one’s self-esteem has been one of the most rewarding aspects of her job. “I always knew I wanted to be a hairstylist. My mom actually went to beauty school and opened her own salon at age 35. I spent almost every day in my teens working there. Learning my craft and the fundamentals of being a businesswoman from my mom had a huge impact on my career.
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I’m proud to have followed in her footsteps and blessed to have three salons of my own today,” commented Blissett-Williams when asked if she always wanted to pursue hair styling. In 2012, Blissett-Williams opened her first outpost in Fort Greene. With the Dekab Avenue salon quickly coming a neighborhood favorite, she expanded to two additional salons in the Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill areas by 2014. Each location offers customers a friendly yet elevated salon experience. [Salon]718 offers a variety of services including color, cut, special occasion, makeup application, hair extensions and treatments. Their dedicated and innovative team of stylists are trained to cater to all hair types, textures and styles while using only the highest quality products. With its popularity growing exponentially, residents of Brooklyn and beyond may soon be lucky enough to find a [salon] 718 near them.
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If it weren’t for her footwear, Cinderella would never have found her Prince Charming and lived happily ever after. Though these spectacular statement shoes can’t turn a frog into a prince, they can turn an ordinary outfit into a showstopper with a bit of fairytale fantasy thrown into the mix.
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MIAMI SWIM 2016
STYLE & FASHION
BAES & BIKINIS 2017
ne of Miamiâ€™s premiere events of summer is the uber hot Swim Week and this year was no exception which promoted the concept of the endless summer. Some of the hottest shows were presented at the Funkshion tent, which served as the exclusive tent venue for the runway shows of swim week with premier emerging and established designers. This season, Funkshion Productions welcomed Luli Fama, ViX Paula Hermanny, Maaji, Tori Praver Swimwear, Sinesia Karol, For Love and Lemons, Aguaclara + Lume, Kai Lani + Anna Kosturova, KYBOE!, Keva J Swimwear, , Beach Riot + Blue Life, Lee + Lani, Lila Nikole + Kruzin, MIU SWIM, ART HEARTS, Peroni Emerging Designer Series, and StyleSaves. One of the most unique shows that debuted was KYBOE! that incorporated models and mechanics with a large moving runway in the center highlighting the bold personality of the brand. The W Hotel South Beach was also a center for the SWIM-
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MIAMI runway shows as the catwalk was set up above their gorgeous pool with over 13 shows from swimwear’s hottest designers including Filthy Haanz, Frankie’s Bikinis, Gottex, Hot as Hell, Indah, Issa de’ Mar, KAOHS, Lybethras, Mint Swim, Myra Swim, Revel Rey and San Lorenzo Bikinis.
GOTTEX CRUISE 2017
Yandy.com held a sizzling showcase of their expanded private label swimwear collection at a presentation in a Bungalow at the W South Beach. True to the brand’s sexy, fun, and edgy attitude, the fashionable swim line is high on style and easy on the wallet. Canadian based resort label Filthy Haanz unveiled their 2017 collection that was awash in gorgeous rich jewel-tones complimented by a gold sheen lace and black strappy details that reflects a sophisticated yet raw design philosophy.
PINEAPPLES & PALMS
Baes and Bikinis reflects the carefree California spirit of Malibu resident, Stephanie Princi. The collection was inspired by beaches around the Greek islands, Hawaii and Malibu as well as all things Coachella, Baes and Bikinis stunned with rich jewel tones in one of a kind crochet patterns. Inspired by their sense of artistic expression combined with the glamorous spirit of the beach, Robb & Lulu epitomized the jet set lifestyle with a sense of sexy, natural and effortless beach chic.
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In between runway shows and cocktail parties, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach invited Swim Week goers to escape into wellness bliss throughout the busy week with an array of fitness and wellness classes and provided a stunning backdrop to presentations such as Revel Ray and MIKOH swimwear.
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MATTHEW MORRISON By Kristen Oliveri
atthew Morrison, well known celebrity extraordinaire, who sings, acts, and dances, can be considered what those in the industry call a “crossover success.” He went from starring every night on Broadway to then transitioning quite seamlessly to the silver screen. This song and dance man, whose idol is the iconic Gene Kelly, was Broadway bound from an early age. After attending a top notch high school for the performing arts and NYU Tisch, he began making a name for himself on Broadway, starring in such blockbusters as Footloose, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hairspray. He achieved television popularity and stardom when he was cast in the FOX musical comedy television show Glee as the thoughtful, fun-loving and exceptionally talented Mr. Schue. After becoming a household name after the show wrapped, Morrison went straight back to the theater in the Harvey Weinstein musical Finding Neverland starring as J.M Barrie, a role for which he received critical acclaim. Today, Morrison seems to be everywhere—guest starring on The Good Wife and preparing himself for a one night only engagement with The New York Pops. While he shared with Resident that he hopes to take some time for himself and his family this summer, we aren’t completely convinced Morrison plans to slow down any time soon.
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Morrison sits down with Resident Contributor Kristen Oliveri: Q: You’re performing with the iconic New York Pops this summer in New York City. How did that particular performance and partnership come about? A: I’ve been fortunate enough to perform with many of our country’s greatest conductors, but one of the best conductors of our times in Steven Reineke, the music director and conductor of the New York Pops. He proposed putting an engagement together with myself and the New York Pops at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens. As for what’s in store for the show, we haven’t come up with our set list just yet. It’ll be comprised of some standards, but whenever I get up on the stage, what I really love to do is dance—Gene Kelly is my idol. I’m looking forward to it especially since I just wrapped up my stint at 54 Below, one of my favorite venues to perform in. I’m at my best when I can interact with my audience.
Q: Can you tell me about your current projects? A: For years I worked tirelessly, taking on projects when they would come, but now I’m at the point in my career where I can be more choosey with what I want to do. I was offered a few different pilots after I wrapped Glee, but nothing was speaking to me. I got married in October 2014, and my wife and I put our honeymoon on hold. This summer, we’re taking that delayed honeymoon and have planned to travel for a month long throughout Europe and Africa. We’ll be visiting England, France, Italy and Africa. Africa has been on top of our list of places to visit, and I cannot wait to be immersed in such a beautiful experience.
Q: What do you like to do when you’re living and working in the Big Apple? A: Summer is the most exciting time to be in the city, in my opinion. I love going upstate and to the Hamptons and there’s just more energy in the city. It feels like everyone’s more rambunctious. I love getting together with friends who often host barbecues in the city and then hitting up fun cocktail bars after. My wife and I love off-the-beaten path restaurants and bars like Bar Central. We also love this little Peruvian place in our neighborhood in Chelsea that we go to all the time. Another favorite of ours is La Bodega Negra with really great Latin food and spectacular cocktails. Our neighborhood is changing with so much construction going on, which is great for us in the long run, upping our
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Q: What books are you currently reading? A: I’m actually reading Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson. It’s about these guys who are actually deep sea divers in search of pirate ships. For my travels, I’m looking forward to getting into The Agony and the Ecstasy which is Michelangelo’s life story and we’ll be in Italy and looking forward to checking out everywhere that’s mentioned in the book.
Q: What’s next for you in your career? A: I’ve established myself as a true artist – I’ve had a certain amount of accolades and I think I’ve gained the respect of my peers. I will always want to come back to the stage, but after coming off of Finding Neverland with such a grueling schedule, I’d like to do some more TV and film for a while and then come back to Broadway. My focus now and hopefully going forward is also on the philanthropic side of things. Dr. Ralph Opacic launched the performing arts school I went to, Orange County School of the Arts, and he and I are working very closely in 2017 to open two new schools in California including San Diego County and probably in North Hollywood. For 2017-2018, we plan to roll out two more schools and make this a nationwide performing arts charter school. I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t had the education I had. They have a culinary arts program, visual arts, film, media, creative writing and so many different outlets that the school provides and I’m truly excited for this venture. Our eventual goal is to get into New York as well.
Q: What was your go-to audition song in your early years? A: “On The Street Where You Live” from My Fair Lady. It’s actually the one song I sang for every audition, including Glee. That song shares such great storytelling, and I appreciate that a lot since you don’t find that quality as much in music today.
Q: If you weren’t a performer, what would you be? A: In my junior year of high school, I was met with a dilemma – to pursue the arts or athletics. I was a pretty good soccer player, and had some opportunities to continue with it as a career. However, as you can see, I chose to stick with the arts. With that being said, the answer would be athlete.
Q: Who’s one famous person (dead or alive) that you’d like to have dinner with? A: Gene Kelly.
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Matthew Morrison Wows NYC Crowd with the New York Pops On Thursday July 7, Matthew Morrison took to the stage at Queensbased Forest Hills Stadium with fellow Broadway icon, Megan Hilty for a special evening of song, dance and spectacular music, celebrating classic Broadway style. Morrison and Hilty were supported by the incredible New York Pops, conducted by Steven Reineke, their renowned music director and conductor. Morrison channeled his inner (and outer) song-and-dance man persona to perform such classics as Come Fly With Me, On the Street Where You Live and Singinâ€™ in the Rain. He also paired up with Hilty for a touching rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow where Morrison played his beloved ukulele throughout the duet. Another shining moment was when Morrison returned to his beginnings on Broadway to sing a medley from Hairsprayâ€” one of his first Broadway productions in which he played Link Larson. As for the closing of the evening, it came full circle Morrison ending with a medley from his latest show, Finding Neverland. An audible sigh was heard throughout the crowd when the performance was over and it was clear to see we all wanted more of Matthew Morrison.
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By Nathalie Barclay
lot of people will remember Steve Guttenberg from his 1984 comedy film Police Academy where he plays a bumbling and clumsy policeman-in-training. Popular at the time, the film’s legacy seems to have bled into more recent films and shows, notably the hit movies 21 and 22 Jump Street. Though these two movies are remakes of the 21 Jump Street TV show, the silliness of the two policemen is extremely reminiscent of Steve Guttenberg’s character in the film. He also played in other big films like 3 Men and a Baby and Short Circuit. Growing up in a small home in Long Island, Guttenberg’s childhood is perhaps best marked by his close relationship with his family. He enjoyed an interesting combination of personalities with his
parents, his father being a US Army Ranger before becoming a cop, and his mother being a gentle and very sweet woman. From this, Guttenberg says he gleaned a bit of both his parents’ characters, describing himself as at once strong and soft spirited. However, it was his mother that taught him perhaps the most important character lesson of all: Be yourself. This is a phrase that Guttenberg has carried with him throughout his life and career, and has truly shaped the person he is today. For Guttenberg, being himself is closely linked to his general happiness. “I’m most happy when I’m around people I love and people who love me. If I’m happy in my heart, then I’m happy anywhere. I just want everyone around me to be comfortable and happy.” In being yourself, or more accurately
being the best self you can be, he believes you’ll have the life you want most. It all comes down to being yourself while also raising your standards: “Raise your standards. If you do, you’ll be around the right people, you’ll get the right jobs, you’ll have the right income, the right life, and you’ll live in the right place.” This optimism is the backbone of Guttenberg’s upraising, as well as his relationships with those around him. If you aren’t around people who respect you, treat you well, and make you happy, how can this possibly lead to a better life? How is that being yourself? Guttenberg is also extremely humble. Despite being a famous actor, his life in New York is fairly modest: his apartment is New York sized (i.e. a closet) and his friends come from all walks of life,
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ranging from CEO’s to Dunkin Donuts employees. Indeed, one of his CEO friends taught him an interesting lesson, saying: “‘I don’t hire people for what they can do, I hire them for who they are. Because I can teach you to fly an airplane, I can teach you to fly a spaceship. I can’t teach you to not steal from a register. I can’t teach you not to lie.’” This is an especially unusual concept in today’s work market as it usually seems like an impressive resume and expensive college are the new currency. Another unusual relationship stance is his relationship history with his exes: unlike most people, he remains close friends with his ex-girlfriends. When asked about his first kiss, Guttenberg humorously described his date with a young girl named Jeanie from Plainview. In an effort to impress, Guttenberg had his Dad driving him a few blocks away from the date location, where he then took out his bike from the car and biked the rest of the way. He wanted to make it look like he had impressively and athletically ridden his bike all the way to the date. He later came home and looked at himself in the mirror, concluding that he had become an entirely different person. He is currently dating Emily Smith, reporter for CBS. As he gets older, Guttenberg is getting more and more excited about his career and the new roles now within his reach. While science fiction movies used to be seen as lesser films, today they have made quite the mark in the box office. It’s a rare day when a new Marvel or DC Comics film is not in the works or playing on the big screen. This shift toward sci-fi was very exciting for Guttenberg and he decided to star in the film Lavalantula and its subsequent sequel 2 Lava 2 Lantula! The plot comes down to a simple concept: Fire-breathing spiders that come out of volcanos, with Steve Guttenberg there to save the day. A mix of comedy and action, the film is wonderfully entertaining and fun. In some ways, the film can be seen as a way for him to get back to the feel of his earlier films, that mix of action and comedy combined with a modern twist. 2 Lava 2 Lantula! comes out in August 2016. Having done much theater before his film days, Guttenberg is also looking forward to returning to the stage in future productions. For him, reaching your 50’s means getting to play Lear in Shakespeare’s King Lear, Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing, and Othello in Othello. “At 50, you’re just the right age to take on the heavier roles, while also being youthful enough to inspire into the roles the energy it needs.” When asked about his favorite role so far in both the film and theater productions, Guttenberg’s answer was simple: the next one.
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Aside from acting, he has many other passions, many of which surprise. An especially surprising one is his passion for gardening (even more so if you consider the fact that he lives in a small New York apartment). But it seems that Guttenberg has quite the green thumb and a large amount of expertise. Dividing a lot of his time between New York and LA, he had different perspectives on gardening for each location: “In LA, I can grow impatients all year round, which are my favorite flowers in the world. The flip side is that when you grow plants in California, it will grow slowly and nicely, but when you grow plants in New York in April and May, they know, we just have to go! By October we have to leave, we have to go go go!” Even Michael Caine seems to be an expert gardener, offering Guttenberg much advice on how best to take care of his plants. If Guttenberg has one piece of advice for how to have the healthiest and most fruitful garden possible, it’s to use Osmocote, a type of plant food that he claims will make your plants go crazy! Guttenberg also has a large interest in the state of the country, both politically and culturally. Already seen to be an optimist, he expressed his belief in the goodness of the American people and the strength of the country as a world leader. Though not necessarily agreeing socially with Donald Trump, he did express his belief in the politician’s ability to help the economy and to lower the costs of New York real estate through an increased number of new homes and apartments. However, no matter the politics, Guttenberg holds fast to America being a great country, “maybe because of its natural resources, maybe its positioning, the shoulders that we stand on, but mostly because of the attitude that people have.” Moving beyond politics, Guttenberg is extremely passionate about the restaurant and fashion scenes in both LA and New York. His favorite designers include Armani, Zara, Zegna, Prada, Hugo Boss, adding that he really likes “anything European.” Listing a large amount of wonderful restaurants in both cities, he especially recommends Atlantic, Acme, Mezzaluna, and Parm in New York and Taste, Kayndaves, Mastro’s, and Spago in LA. His final words were recommendations for books to read this summer, ranging from thrillers to books on real estate: A Wrinkle in Time, Keep Calm, and The New Rules of Real Estate are but a few examples. Steve Guttenberg is a man that goes far beyond the label of actor and seems to constantly surprise, as well as inspire with his wonderful optimism and advice!
Be sure to catch Steve Guttenberg’s new movie 2 Lava 2 Lantula which airs Saturday, August 6 at 9 pm EST on the SyFy Network
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319 EAST 51 STREET st
he Townhouse at 319 E. 51st Street is sheer perfection. There is no other house of this size and quality in Manhattan today. As you travel through the house take your time to fully register the attention to detail, the quality of workmanship and the high level of design that make this property so unique.
Ground Floor Every ounce of care and attention that went into this gut renovation is evident on this level of the house. Configured to facilitate grand, yet casual, entertaining - the ground floor seamlessly flows from the enormous Thermador equipped Chefâ€™s dream kitchen to the chic dining area which leads to the plush den comprehensively furnished for home entertainment. Just beyond the den, is the approx. 600 Sq. Ft. Japanese inspired garden --- the equilibrium between extreme luxury and Zen-like calm, which has been achieved, is a true testament to the amount of love and resources allocated to 319 East 51st. In a world of corner cutting and mediocrity this townhouse is an example of the finest craftsmanship available.
Parlor Floor As you enter the house on the Parlor Floor, you are greeted by an expansive open space. The herringbone floors fit seamlessly with the custom millwork all around you. Quickly you are transported from the hectic city into the harmony of SONOS entertainment, a wet bar and soothing views out the back 18â€™ wall of glass onto the Japanese inspired garden. The luxurious tone is set for what awaits...
Third Floor/Master Suite Without exaggeration, to find the level of elegance and sophistication of the Master Floor you would need to check into an Aman or Oberoi resort. The enormous master bath is centered around the marble tub carved from a single stone, resting on
a bed of hand-laid mosaic tiles. The bathroom is fully equipped with multi-jet (multi person) shower, double vanity with separate make-up station, radiant heated floors and three huge windows streaming natural light. The massive dressing room with nine closets has been built with the finest carpentry and hardware, and is enough storage for a dozen wardrobes. The peaceful and private bedroom is wrapped in Osborn & Little (London) pearl beaded wallpaper, wall-to-wall carpeting and a remote controlled gas fireplace ----- creating a posh and soothing sleeping chamber.
Fourth and Fifth Floors The fourth and fifth floors are where you will find four more spacious bedrooms each with an en-suite full bath, individually done in a distinct style of equal taste. The bathrooms carry on the luxurious spa-like tone set in the master and the expansive walk-in closets in each of these bedrooms makes them quite versatile - full time resident or short term guests - will feel as if they are home. On the landing of the fourth floor in between the bedrooms is an office that any Fortune 100 CEO would covet, this richly textured retreat will inspire anyone. To top off the beauty of the fourth and fifth floors, a charming private terrace off the front facing fifth floor bedroom is a wonderful escape. Roof Terrace To completely disappear and get away from it all visit the roof terrace. Fully furnished to the same high standards as the rest of this extraordinary house, the roof terrace is an escape to enjoy the iconic NYC skyline view in private or with friends. This Townhouse is breathtaking in photos but must be seen to fully appreciate its beauty and functionality elliman.com/new-york-city/319-east-51street-manhattan-broksqm
LIVING AT THE
BROOKLYN TRUST By Jennifer Azzolini
n the edge of Brooklyn Heights, a building designed in 1913 for a bank with a grand entrance resembles the Italian Renaissance style and is modeled after the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona designed by York and Sawyer. The bank was designed to entice patrons, and make them feel their money was safe. The magnificently
built structure is now remodeled into luxurious style condos. The bank still remains, but the upper floors is transformed into lofts with a townhouse feel. The space resembles modern loft style living. Under Barry Rice Architects, the designs are respectfully enhanced for living, featuring beauty and practicality. Original details remain preserved throughout the Images courtesy of DBOX
building. The boutique-condos feature amenities that would be expected to be found in luxury high-rise developments. Featuring open floor plans, professional grade kitchens, white oak flooring, walk in closets, lounges, and top floors with skylights. Relax on the common rooftop terrace with family and friends, while bbqing and soaking up the sun. More amenities include child’s play area, teen room, laundry room, pet spa, state of the art fitness center, bike/stroller storage room, and a first soundattenuated private music room in Brooklyn. The 12 apartments bring in natural light that will fill in the space with a beautiful glow, and with the cozy feel and spectacular views, you will never leave. The building includes a doorman, and a live-in super. Residents enter through a canopied entrance in new lobby on Pierrepont Street. Make sure to take in the stunning facade detail on the outside of the building. Since its recent completion, the sales success at The Brooklyn Trust Company Building has been impressive, with only four out of 12 units remaining. You won’t find anything else like this in Brooklyn. The robust list of amenities and historic building offers a beautiful Italian to American style and decor. The Brooklyn landmark has a grand entrance that is breathtaking and gives a prestigious feel. Behind the former vault’s gilded gate lies a mud room for an unexpected touch. Explore the authentic neighborhood filled with history and a charming community. The Brooklyn Trust Building is a landmark that is flourishing.
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PHILIPPE SETS THEIR SITES ON THE NEXT TEN YEARS By HILLARY LATOS
fter celebrating their tenth anniversary, revered haute Beijing eatery Phillipe is set for their second decade of fame under the new leadership of President, John Villa. Villa, President of Phillippe, will lead the franchising efforts and oversee the operations and strategic development for the global brand. Having worked as the Executive Corporate Chef at some of NYC’s most popular high-end grossing restaurants including: TAO, Tropica, Le Cirque, Judson Grill, Boathouse, Dominic and Pico, among many other successful establishments, his talent in the kitchen is matched by his business acumen, which quickly rose through the ranks.
most sought after kitchens in the world, as he draws upon his classical training to create modern renditions of Asian classics to appeal to a discerning American palette. His regular A-list celebrity guests include: Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Kobe Bryant, and Carmelo Anthony, to name a few, who indulge in his famous signature crave worthy dishes such as Chicken Satay with peanut sauce and Peking Duck. While all of their guests are treated like VIPs, some of the high profile clientele comprised of moguls, CEOs, politicos and celebrities who value their privacy, choose to dine in one of the private dining rooms such as the Wine Cellar or Marquis Room for a unique and intimate experience downstairs.
On a summer Friday evening when most Upper East Side restaurants are quiet, Philippe was booming with local neighbors, families and the usual bevy of loyal noteworthy guests that frequent this hotspot. Mastering the art of Beijing style cuisine, Chef Philippe Chow has spent the last 30 years in some of the
While these flavorful and delicious dishes clearly speak for themselves, some of the other must have signature dishes include the Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Pork Soup Dumplings, Beijing Chicken, House Filet Mignon, Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns, and Maine Lobster with ginger, scallions, and cracked black pepper.
While everything is served family style, one can dine in a group to truly enjoy the array of flavors that shine through in Chef Philippe Chow’s culinary masterpieces. Under John Villa’s vision, he plans to refresh the interior with minor touches to give their space more of an “in-vogue,” contemporary look to reflect the grandeur of the cuisine. Married to an Emmy award winning movie set decorator, Regina will spearhead the project with touches of glamour and sumptuous fabric drapes and wall coverings to bring an understated elegance and warmth to the main areas. As John Villa’s track record has proven to elevate culinary hotspots, expect to see his Midas Touch to shine through as he brings the Philippe brand to global heights in the near future. Philippechow.com
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DINING OUT AUGUST 2016
By Hillary Latos
“Nothing can be finer than summer dining, when nature reveals its abundance of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs that bring out the vibrancy of local provisions. This month we traveled to a new Brooklyn Heights Hotspot, tasted the fresh flavors of Nantucket and dined on a cruise around the city as well as visited local favorites.”
BLUEFIN, NYC Though no passport is required, taste your way through different iconic port cities around the world this summer through Bluefin’s Summer at Sea series highlighting the cuisines of four cities with a limited run. Starting with Portofino to Nantucket, the next month menu highlights the classic Catalan cuisine of Barcelona and ends with Tokyo. The set menu is priced at $39 and includes a choice of 3 starters, 3 main courses and a dessert. To truly enjoy the international flair try each course with a paired wine handpicked by the sommelier. For the Nantucket series, a contemporary take on favorite Cape Cod dishes included brioche stuffed lobster rolls, Maplewood grilled salmon, and a New England clam bake loaded with flavorful East Coast shellfish such as prawns, scallops and lobster and finished with a scrumptious and summery blueberry crisp. As one of Time Square’s hidden culinary gems, Bluefin exudes the charm of a coastal seafood shack tucked away on the second floor of the W Hotel Times Square. Bluefinnyc.com
BEASTS & BOTTLES As Brooklyn is quickly becoming a hotbed for New York’s rising culinary talents, Beasts & Bottles is a testament to this trend. Though the only beasts in question are the chicken revolving on the rotisserie, the specialty of the house is prepared in a traditional Provencal artisan style. This latest chic Provencal farmhouse style Brooklyn Heights hotspot was created by the team behind Atrium Dumbo. Executive chef Laurent Kalkotour who was born and raised in Aix en Provence has created a menu that draws upon his previous stints under French Masters such as Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boloud with an extensive charcuterie selection of pates, rillettes and terrines as well as a variety of flavorful rotisserie delights. Other standouts include the roasted bone marrow, Tomahawk ribeye, sweetbread stuffed quail and grilled octopus and pork belly. To enhance the dazzling Provencal cuisine are the selections of wine curated by Master Sommelier Alexander LaPratt, the only Master in Brooklyn who showcases smaller and responsibly made French wines from the Rhone, Champagne and Beaujolais regions. Beastsandbottles.com
CAPITAL GRILLE When it comes to dry aged steak the only thing that can enhance sheer perfection is an exquisite wine matched to enhance its flavor profile. Throughout the summer, Capital Grille is featuring the Generous Pour wine event, which features seven of the world’s boldest and game changing winemakers for only $28 per person with dinner. Every wine has an extraordinary pedigree whether it was crafted in an unexpected place or an unconventional manner, their unmatched taste and quality have set the standard for their varietals. Some of these exceptional wines include Provenance Sauvignon Blanc, Lyric by Etude Pinot Noir and Penfold’s Bin 2 Shiraz. Though Capital Grille is known for their prime cuts of steak, omnivores can still enjoy delicacies from their extensive menu such as tuna tartare with avocado, seared sea scallops and lobster that also pair perfectly with the Generous Pour series. This program is being offered throughout Capital Grill’s nationwide network around the country, leaving its indelible mark as one of the most popular fine steakhouses in the country. Thecapitalgrille.com
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Imbibe THE ROXY LOUNGE at the Roxy Hotel The Roxy hotel is designed to look like the entrance of an old-fashioned movie theater, complete with bright yellow bulbs and even the name of the hotel is written in lights above the entrance like the name of a movie. Inside, there are 2 bars- the Roxy Lounge, found on the first floor, and the Django, on the next floor down. Both have live music and late night service for food and drinks. The Roxy Lounge is perhaps the most dynamic spot as it is popular both during the day and at night. During the sun-lit hours, the lounge has a cafe perfect for guests and businessmen in a cozy atmosphere. At night, the lounge becomes more of a trendy lounge, complete with live jazz, creative and speciality cocktails and mouthwatering food. The walls are brick and reminiscent of an underground music club; the music stage lies against the wall featuring the cursive-scripted Roxy name. In the corners, there are velvet booths looking onto the stage yet still providing intimacy and privacy. In the center, you can find your typical table and chairs, but also armchairs and couches, perfect for a relaxing drink and enjoying the show. For an added twist, the decor also consists of copper art deco ceiling designs, antique lamps, and decorative pitbull sculptures. – Nathalie Barclay Roxyhotelnyc.com
NORTH RIVER FISH BAR A reminder that we actually do live on an island is the 3 story floating Fish Bar at North River Landing, one of New York’s best kept secrets. While the adjacent North River Lobster cruise can be considered the Montauk sister, this 160 ft yacht would be the sophisticated Southampton sister complete with different dining venues such as a bar lounge area on the first floor, a formal dining room on the second floor and an outdoor bar on the top depending on your mood. With 6,000 square feet of bi level interior space with a 3,000 outdoor deck this is one of the best ways to view the city. Every night there are two sailings around the Hudson down to the Statue of Liberty where admission is free and you can enjoy delicious small Mediterranean tapas style dishes and sharable seafood plates along with refreshing farm to bar seasonal cocktails and fine wines. Northriverfishbar.com
FLAME, NYC Flame is one of the Upper West side’s latest Asian fusion bistro serving an array of specialties such as sushi and the flaming hibachi. Hibachi combines a chef’s culinary showmanship with an entertaining dining experience to engage the diners giving the meal a different dimension while also preparing excellent food. During the show, the chefs can break into song while encouraging audience participation. Whether indulging in the hibachi choices, classic or specialty sushi rolls, or other Asian fusion fare, dining at Flame is an unforgettable experience with plenty of choices to satisfy a wide range of palettes. – Lindsey Winter Thecapitalgrille.com
The Pierre As one of New York’s most revered hotels, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, has opened up the beautiful and historic Rotunda as a new culinary destination with a menu created by Executive Chef Ashfer Biju. Paying homage to the Pierre’s rarified history, the menu ranges from classic dishes served from the 50s such as Welsh Rarebit and their famous Chicken Curry from the 1950s Pierre Grill, along with elegant contemporary fare such as Maine Lobster tartine, tuna tartare, and smoked salmon rillette. By day enjoy indulgent desserts artfully created Executive Pastry Chef Michael Mignano such as double chocolate Devil’s Food Cake, seasonal bundt cakes and meringues and mini strawberry shortcakes served in the resplendent rotunda. Bringing back the grandeur of the Pierre, famed architect Daniel Romualdez has reimagined the space while leaving the whimsical murals by American artist Edward Melcarth intact which creates a rich color palette that speaks to the hotel’s historic past. Thepierreny.com
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CELEBRATING JULY 4th AT
By Hillary Latos
f Macy’s is known for anything in the US, it is their Thanksgiving Day Parade and their July 4th celebration that is televised and broadcast throughout the country. This half hour spectacle is truly spectacular on TV but words cannot describe its magnificence when seen in person. One of the best vantages facing one of the barges is from Industry Kitchen in the South Street Seaport. With an unobstructed bird’s eye view of the East River and Brooklyn, the night sky is like a blank canvas lit by an awe inspiring display of lights. Coupled with the scrumptious American fare served at this restaurant waterfront hotspot, this was an event not to be missed and a perfect venue to celebrate America’s 240th Birthday. “4th of July is one of my favorite holidays because of the significance of what Independence day represents, celebrating a unified nation and the heroism of those who protect us from harm’s way,” says Abraham Merchant, CEO, Merchants Hospitality. “In celebration of this, I host an annual fun filled viewing party at Industry Kitchen, which brings the entire community together, families and friends, and visitors from around the world to enjoy the festivities with delicious food, cocktails and the most spectacular view of the fireworks in NYC.” Industry-kitchen.com
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T-BAR ICONIC UPPER EAST SIDE RESTAURANT
PRESENTS A SYMPHONY OF CLASSIC DISHES By Ann Grenier
pper East Side hotspot T-Bar Steak & Lounge, which has been warmly embraced by New Yorkers since it first opened its doors in 2007, is noted for its perfect execution of classic dishes. The restaurant’s Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, previously of the Four Seasons, Aureole and Petrossian, makes T-Bar’s classic steakhouse fare relevant and exciting, while also putting his unique twist onto other classic dishes. Owner Tony Fortuna celebrated 20 years of owning the space on the corner of 73rd and 3rd Avenue in April 2015, previously known as The Lenox Room. T-Bar is a well-loved mainstay, still buzzing with its loyal following night after night. Fortuna says there is no magic formula to achieve this sort of long-running success. “I think guests trust our
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kitchen and love our relaxed but vibrant atmosphere.” Diners are able to begin a meal at T-Bar with its unique spin on chicken wings Angel Chicken Wings with a Tamarind Glaze, or enjoy its classic take on Guacamole to split with the table. T-Bar also redefines the classic Kale Salad by including apple and sesame into it while drizzling it in a sumptuous chili-lime vinaigrette. Also available on its delectable appetizer menu are the popular Seared Spanish Octopus, Yellowfin Tuna Tartar, and Vietnamese Shrimp Roll. A meal at T-Bar Steak & Lounge would not be complete without ordering a favorite from The Steak Bar, which features an impressive range of superbly-cooked Certified Black Angus Cuts of
beef including its Black Angus Porterhouse for two served with your choice of Steak Sauce, Béarnaise Sauce or Poivre Sauce. T-Bar offers wealth of additional American classics including its signature Crusted Tuna served with Soy, Wasabi Rémoulade and Seaweed Salad or its Roast Free Range Chicken with truffle jus. Cap the evening off with irresistible desserts like the must-have Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles, with coconut and caramel sauce or the decadent Chocolate Sundae served with brownie, chocolate sauce and cream. For more information, visit www.tbarnyc.com
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INVITE ONLY ULTIMATE GEM OF THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT By Jennifer Azzolini
esident Magazine’s July Cover Party, celebrating rising star P.J. Byrne, was held at Invite Only, located in the meatpacking district. As you first arrive through the hall featuring vines and lanterns, the ambiance will set your imagination. The dim lighting and distinct character provides guests with a beautiful setting. Impressive leather banquettes, deep wood tones and dazzling chandeliers give guests a cozy, elegant, and warm feel. Invite Only is the full experience, from the atmosphere, food & drinks, to the live music where you will hear jazz, guest artists and DJ sets. The perfect hotspot for our cover star P.J. Byrne. Byrne is best known for best known for his roles as Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff in the Martin Scorsese film
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Wolf of Wall Street, and Scott Leavitt in Vinyl. His improvisation and comedic skills made the night a memorable one for all guests. Be sure to watch out for his upcoming roles in Big Little Lies alongside Reese Witherspoon, Eloise alongside Chace Crawford, and Three Women alongside Sara Paxton. What to try when you’re there. The Mash Burger tops the list of the New York City burger scene and crushes the competition. The burger is smothered in caramelized onions, melted with housemade jalapeño queso, topped with delectable pickled vegetables and served on a buttery soft brioche. The signature menu of cocktails is extraordinary and available in single or pincher size, either iced or frozen. The night featured cocktails by Vodka
Mariette, who offered up their Orange & Pineapple flavor, giving cocktails a smooth flavor, filled with taste. Maison Cubi provided guests with a variety of their wines including a light bodied and floral Rosé from Provence, a well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc with light mineral flavors and a red blend Syrah-Carignan providing guests with an intense nose of dark berries. A new hotspot for social gatherings, food, drinks, and live music in the Meatpacking District, Invite Only offers it all! 63 Gansevoort Street (between Greenwich and Washington) 212-255-7484
ELLEN’S STARDUST DINER By Marie Assante
sk any Broadway star where they got their start and chances are they’ll say Ellen’s Stardust Diner. Opened by Ellen Hart and her husband Irving Sturm, the 50’s themed restaurant located in the heart of the Theater District has become a must-visit for tourists and music lovers alike. Hart began her journey into the hospitality world when she opened Ellen’s Café, which was housed across from City Hall. The eatery, which remained a staple in lower Manhattan for 32 years, frequently fed public officials and was the spot where NYC Mayors celebrated their birthdays. Ellen would make as many pies as the mayor’s age and then have them donated to charity. This time honored
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tradition continued this past July when former Mayor David Dinkins celebrated his 89th Birthday at Ellen’s Stardust Diner. Ellen’s Café bid farewell to City Hall in 1987 and moved onto the Great White Way at 1650 Broadway where the neighborhood welcomed its new star: Ellen’s Stardust Diner. Sharing the culture of driveins, Ellen’s is decked with nostalgic memorabilia including vintage photographs of past Miss Subways winners. It’s known for having the country’s most talented wait staff who burst into song at a moment’s notice in between taking orders. Broadway show tunes are intermixed with current pop songs and hits from yesteryear. The restaurant serves up traditional American diner favorites like burgers,
deli-style sandwiches, homemade apple pies and more seven days a week. The restaurant always has a line to get in but is without a doubt worth the wait. Last year Ellen’s Stardust Diner served over 750,000 guests making it one of the world’s busiest diners. Ellen Hart will celebrate her restaurants 30th Anniversary at its Times Square location in 2017 and has big plans, including the launch of a reality series on the restaurant, which will premiere on YouTube this fall. ellenstardustdiner.com
NEW KOZU RESTAURANT RAISES THE BAR FOR SOUTHAMPTON DINING THIS SUMMER 2016 By Elizabeth Darwen
he hottest reservation this summer is at new Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu, run by restauranteur and 75 Main & AM Southampton owner Zach Erdem. The restaurant offers Japanese cuisine and sushi with Peruvian influences. The menu, designed by Head Chef John Keller, features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu; the Summer Corn and Lobster Salad with a Corn “Pudding”, Shiso, and Yuzu Dressing; and the Heirloom Tomatoes and Japanese Cucumber with Toasted Sesame Dressing, Yuzu Salt, Micro Cilantro and Piment d’Espelette. The kitchen also proudly hosts Sous Chef George Nikolopolous, formerly of Le Bernardin, and Sushi Chef Joseph Kim, formerly of Morimoto.
walls covered in colorful artwork by Raphael Mazzucco. Fresh flowers add a sense of luxury to the restaurant, as will the scorched ash tables in conjunction with rich hues and soft lighting. The indoor space holds 100 diners. The large outside patio, which seats 150 people, will offer additional dining space “al fresco”. The restaurant also boasts the private room and lounge Summer House, which is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, featuring famed DJs from all around the world. The upscale lounge make guests feel like they are in the middle of the ocean, with light blue colors and inset LED lighting. Summer House is also be offered for private bookings and special occasions, and has a beautiful outdoor patio with white linen covered day beds.
The décor invites diners to an intimate and elegant atmosphere, featuring dark wooden floors and white
For those who are looking to stay overnight, the venue also includes Hotel ZE, which is a 5-star
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boutique hotel with a total of 9 rooms: 5 suites and 4 standard rooms. The hotel and rooms are designed by world renowned architect Costas Kondylis, in a modern European style. Rates for suites are $800 Sunday-Thursday and $1000 Friday and Saturday. Standard room rates are $600 Sunday-Thursday and $800 Friday and Saturday (3 night minimum stay).
KOZU 136 Main Street Southampton, NY 11968 T: 631-619-6660 www.75maingroup.com
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SOLÉ EAST By Jennifer Azzolini
olé East is a hidden gem in the Hamptons easternmost town, Montauk. Nestled just outside the village, the hotel is located in an American Tudor building featuring 60 bungalow rooms, 8 garden cabana suites, a heated pool with St Tropez style beds surrounding, lush gardens and a full service restaurant. Sole East is a mere 5-minute walk from Montauk’s village and the beach. On property you will find several amenities including outdoor yoga classes, hammocks for lounging, beach cruisers for rent, fire pits among the 2.5 acres of gardens and free transportation to the village. The Backyard Restaurant at Sole East is simply designed with a country club feel and offers a fun, lively and fresh concept. The outdoor space is a Hampton’s sanctuary, like relaxing in a “backyard,” with tables placed amongst beautiful gardens and on the lush lawn surrounding the pool. The elegant outdoor atmosphere is completed with a roaring fire pit, tiki torches and day beds. The dining room features a clean and fresh atmosphere with white canvas director chairs paired with wood tables topped with white linens and rustic brown craft paper. The space is open and airy, a true extension
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of the outdoor spaces. As a finishing touch, rotating art exhibits of local artists and photographers adorn the walls. The menu focuses on fresh, local and sustainable seasonal cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. The core of the menu is the fresh fish coming from the local Montauk waters paired with produce from local farms and herbs from the on site garden. Dishes have a Mediterranean flair as well as a South American influence. Starters include: Grilled Portuguese Octopus with corona beans, fresh oregano, harissa, lemon and caper berries; Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with watermelon radishes, Casteventrano olives, chives and lemon agrumato; and Beet Salad with Bibb lettuce, candied walnuts, goat cheese crumbles, pumpernickel croutons, sherry & citrus vinaigrette. The entrée portion of the menu features a selection of fresh grilled proteins such as Diver scallops, skirt steak, wild striped bass and yellow fin tuna served with a choice of sides including roasted mushrooms, bok choy and creamy polenta. Other entrees include: Monk-Tauk fish stew with monkfish, fennel, carrots, saffron potato, littleneck clams and lobster broth; oven roasted chicken with
polenta, rainbow Swiss chard and chicken thyme jus. The Backyard Restaurant welcomes guests not only for breakfast, lunch and dinner in season, but also for live music and cocktails. The cocktail menu includes refreshing summer cocktails - enter the Fort Pond Butterfly Martini with Finlandia vodka, passion fruit, vanilla infusion and prosecco; the French Sunset with Green hook gin pamplemousse liqueur, Aperol and rosé; Pirate Fashion with Santa Teresa dark rum, brown sugar, bitters, Indi orange tonic; and the Eastwinds with Green hook gin, blueberries, lemon and simple syrup. Sundays offer Bossa Nova Brunch with live Brazilian sounds and a fresh brunch buffet. Every weekend in July and August Sole East features live music and a poolside D.J. during the day and late night. Whether you go for a meal, cocktails or for the live entertainment, The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East “captures the Montauk vibe,” as quoted by Newsday. 90 2nd House Rd, Montauk, NY 11954 soleeast.com | (631) 668-2105
EMPIRE OYSTER By Hillary Latos
CONCOURS DES HUÎTRES For our Resident Event alongside Tourneau and Baume & Mercier, Empire Oyster™ presented a grand selection of the finest oysters from 5 different states/ provinces in the US & Canada. A Concourse des Huîtres, if you will. Huîtres is the French word for Oysters, by the way. Our guests were treated to Empire (NY), Mayflower (MA), Fleur de Sea (NB), Kusshi (BC) and Capital (WA) oysters. Such a selection was an extraordinary pairing with our wine sponsors, Zonin Prosecco, Woodbridge Wines, and A-List Wines, Shelby Cobra & Baume & Mercier, our partners in the fête. “Oysters are luxury seafood and Empire Oyster offers a bespoke oyster service that is at the high end of the culinary spectrum.” says Kevin Joseph, Photo by Kensey Jean | kensejean.com
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founder & CEO of Empire Oyster™ “We were honored and thrilled to present in company of such fine automobiles and timepieces.”
SPIRITED PEARLS & ACCOUTREMENT PREMIER™ Each oyster was as well dressed as our guests crowd. But all the oysters wore pearls. Spirited Pearls™, that is. Empire dressed the West Coast Oysters with a Mezcal & Jalipeno Pearl. East Coast Oysters got a Gin & Mint Pearl. These pearls are the creation of Joseph & Chef Rob McCue who has developed a proprietary process of molecular gastronomy whereby spirits are “spherified” for presentation on oysters. McCue explains: “The ‘pearl’ is like a fish egg or grape. It pops in your mouth like caviar releasing its contents in just
the right time and amount to create a perfect pairing.” They are incredible! Also, fresh grated horseradish root was offered on East Coast oysters and fresh grated wasabi root was offered for West Coast Oysters. Again, like nothing we’d ever seen before. But where was the cocktail sauce? “Not on my watch!”, Kevin says. “Friends don’t let friends use cocktail sauce on ultra-premium oysters!”
SHUCK TRUCK™ As pleasing to our eyes as the oysters were to our palates was the presentation of the Empire Oyster Bar itself! In keeping with the automotive theme of the event they brought their “SHUCK TRUCK”. Its a 1967 Chevy Sportsvan 108 Deluxe that is in
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the process of a complete restoration as “the world’s fastest raw bar”. “We love to bring The Shuck Truck”, say’s Kevin. “But it’s not a food truck. We use it for private events upon request of the client. Its one of many tools we use to deliver a singular experience.”
MASTER MERMMELIER™ Kevin is a Master Mermmelier™ which is to say that he is to oysters what a Master Sommelier is to wine. The word comes from the term Merroir, which is used to describe the influences on an oyster that result in its size, shape, color and taste, like Terroir, in grapes and wine. “I coined the phrase Mermmelier and tradmarked it.”, states Joseph. “I needed a way to describe what it is I do and how I bring value to all of the constituents to oysters from growers to chefs to consumers. I’m much more than a guro, aficionado or a shucker. I curate, produce and guide people through exceptional oyster experiences. Like a Sommelier does with wine. I grew up in hospitality so my favorite part of what I do is shucking, dressing and serving oysters to guests.” RAISE THE RAW BAR™
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That’s the Empire Oyster slogan. And they really do own it. Their product, presentation, process and people are simply exceptional. They’re standard offering and presentation is as good, no, much better than any we’ve experienced in the finest restaurants and raw bars in the world. Empire Oyster is based in NYC. They provide bespoke raw bar services for a discriminating clientele in their homes, on their yachts, at their weddings and at their philanthropic events nationwide. They also offer service, operations and marketing consulting for chefs & restaurants as well as oyster growers & distributors locally and internationally. Reach Empire Oyster & Master Mermmelier Kevin Joseph by email at Kevin@EmpireOyster. com. Phone: @ 917 656 4697 and on Instagram and Twitter @kevinjoseph
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STK MIAMI By Jennifer Azzolini
ore than just a steakhouse, STK Miami is an ultra chic dining destination located in the heart of Miami Beach. More than just a steakhouse, STK has made its mark as one of Miami’s hottest places to see and be seen, with its scintillating lounge and sizzling steaks. Whether dining alfresco or in the sleek bi-level indoor space STK reverberates with a high energy, upbeat tempo, modern atmosphere, and outstanding DJ. Though they are known for their succulent steaks with a variety of prized cuts, the menu centers around contemporary American cuisine. Other signature items on the menu include the Lil’ Brgs, Chili Rubbed Rack of Lamb, Creamy Yukon Potatoes, Sweet Corn Pudding, and Parmesan Truffle Fries.
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A variety of specialty house made sauces are also designed to bring out the vibrant flavors of the menu. Make sure to save room for their highly lauded and very decadent desserts. The “Caramelito Bar” features cocoa marshmallow, chocolate bavarian, topped with vanilla ice cream, and the “Warm Baked Cookies” are among favorites.
rum, rose wine, St Germain, cranberry, and topped with bubbles to get your night started. Highly recommended is the famous “Not Your Daddy’s Manhattan”, which will surely keeping you coming back for more. Also an extensive selection of wines and champagnes will cater to a variety of tastes.
The trendy ambiance and energy is embodied from the sleek decor where lights illuminate the rosewood tables surrounded by white leather banquettes and world class DJ that creates the high energy vibe. Also known for their refreshing cocktails, bespoke elixirs keep the night going til the wee hours. “Summertime Fling” has a generous amount of
If you’re looking to enjoy the best of Miami Beach, STK has it all and is conveniently located in the uber hot 1 Hotel South Beach. 2305 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL 33139 (305) 604-6988
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RESTAURATEUR TRANSFORMS A HAMPTONS STAPLE INTO A YEAR-ROUND HOTSPOT By Elizabeth Darwen
ising restaurateur Zach Erdem has gained considerable attention in the hospitality industry after transforming a seasonal Hamptons dining staple into a year-round hotspot. The dynamic 32-year-old has used his unique design to balance the classic style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife to reinvent the Southampton eatery, 75 Main. The ever popular restaurant and lounge has become a favorite among locals, visitors and celebrities alike, attracting Hollywood’s A-Listers and politicians such as Sarah Jessica Parker, LA Reid, Kelly Ripa, Stanley Tucci, Sofia Vergara, Howard Stern, Pierce Brosnan, Barbara Walters, Jodie Foster, Alex Rodriquez and Vice President Joe Biden. Erdem’s esteemed reputation in the restaurant industry was not established overnight. After moving from Turkey to the United States in 2002, Erdem was struggling to make a living and had planned to move back home after just six months. With only sixty dollars in his pocket—which was loaned to him by a friend—Erdem decided to take a quick trip to the Hamptons two days before his scheduled flight. After arriving at the East End, he ordered lunch at the first restaurant he saw—75 Main. Erdem quickly befriended 75 Main’s General Manager, who offered him a bartending position on the spot. Impressed by the Hamptons and its reputation, Erdem ultimately strived to create a name for himself in this elite community. In the years that followed, Erdem traveled all over the country, working in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami, gaining insight into the continuously changing restaurant business. Erdem eventually returned to Southampton to manage the popular Nello Summertimes and brought his experience to bear. In 2010, Erdem was finally able to fulfill his dream of taking ownership of 75 Main—a dream that was born over nine years earlier on the beaches of the East End. Using a combination of an expertly crafted menu, sophisticated decor, and post-dinner entertainment, Erdem is taking the already established restaurant to the next level. Erdem collaborated
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with well-known and award winning chefs, artists, designers and D.J.’s, revamping 75 Main into one of the Hamptons popular destinations for high-end fare, ambiance and nightlife scene. After his success in the Hamptons, Erdem searched for the perfect location to open a second restaurant. In February 2012, Zach Erdem took his talents down to South Florida and opened 75 Main in Delray Beach, Florida. Drawn to the charming seaside community’s vibrant mix of dining, shopping, and cultural amenities, Erdem found this venue to be as thriving as the original 75 Main. 75 Main Delray has already gained a celebrity following with the likes of actor and comedian Kevin James and retired Hall of Fame basketball player Dennis Rodman. This year, Erdem expended his reach by opening additional restaurants, hotels and clubs in one of the world’s most renowned locations; the new Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu which boasts the private room and lounge Summer House; Hotel ZE, which is a 5-star boutique hotel with a total of 9 rooms; and the exciting new addition to the Hamptons nightclub scene, AM Southampton. 75 Main Street Southampton, NY 11968 631.283.7575 www.75maingroup.com
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WHERE LUXURY MEETS SIN CITY
By Amaury Gelabert
hen people think about Las Vegas the first few things that come to mind are gambling, partying, and a multitude of entertainment. Though also known for its theme hotels on the famous Las Vegas Strip, Vegas also offers a bevy of five star luxury accommodations. Located conveniently on the Strip, the Mandarin Oriental epitomizes the ultimate in luxury, style, and serenity. With stunning rooms and suites, excellent dining and outstanding facilities, guests can truly feel like VIPs at the Mandarin Oriental.
This striking 47 story architectural masterpiece is a non-gambling zone where guests who want to try their luck can gamble at the adjacent Aria Resort & Casino next door. This family friendly property consists of 392 Asian inspired rooms with breathtaking views of The Strip, where you can rejuvenate in their luxurious 27,000 square foot spa, and indulge in modern French cuisine at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire or contemporary Asian fusion fare at Mozen Bistro. Don’t forget to visit the Mandarin Bar on the 23rd floor where to enjoy exotic cocktails
along with breathtaking views of Sin City. This is the perfect hotel for those looking to stay in a luxurious yet quiet sanctuary in the middle of the action of the Strip. The lobby is located on their 23rd floor with a sumptuous interior décor against forever views of Vegas. The unbeatable personal service takes guests’ experience in Sin City to a whole other level of luxury. mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas
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CULINARY INDULGENCES OF THE HIGH SEAS
WINDSTAR CRUISES By Hillary Latos
repare to set sail on a luxurious adventure to exotic ports of call aboard the small luxury Windstar cruises with an intimate yacht experience. Their six sailing yachts typically carry between 148-310 guests, and cruise to over 50 nations and over 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. With gourmet dining, informative and unique tours, and sprawling luxuriously appointed suites, prepare for a trip of the lifetime. One thing that sets Windstar cruises apart from their competitors is their attention to detail and authenticity to every sail to create an intimate connection between their guests and the world around them. For the James Beard Foundation Culinary Collection, food and wine aficionados had an elevated cultural experience of each destination with an opportunity to taste the most delicious and sumptuous local cuisines of each port. The James Beard Foundation culinary tour from Lisbon to Dublin stopped in Saint-Malo, LaRochelle,
and Bordeaux in France; Gijon and El Ferrol in Spain; and finally Porto in Portugal. Seafood from Galicia, sweet port in Porto, cognac in La Rochelle, and world-famous wines in Bordeaux were a few gastronomic stars of the journey. Onboard each sailing, different award winning James Beard chefs shopped the local markets to create a unique dish every night. Additionally Windstarâ€™s master sommelier led wine tasting sessions before dinner highlighting local regional wines from each port such as a Porto flight from Portugal, Tempranillo and Verdejo tasting while sailing in Spain and a cider tasting while in the Asturias region of Spain. One of the highlights was the Insider Series in Bordeaux held at a private Premiere Grand Cru vineyard and chateaux where guests were serenaded by a string quartet while enjoying French gourmet delicacies in a resplendent setting. As the time is limited in each port of call the best way to explore the history while gleaning educational highlights of these storied destinations is to
take a tour led by one of their esteemed guides. Step back in time as you walk the cobblestoned streets of places that represented the battle grounds of wars that shaped history or towns that still represent a sanctuary of religious pilgrimage just as it did centuries past. Depending on your preference towards culinary, historic, or active, there are plenty of tours to suit each taste with an informative debriefing the night before. After a long day of touring, the luxurious and spacious suites are the perfect oasis to relax and recharge. Every room features a spacious walk in closet with a generously sized bathroom including a large marble shower. The upper verandah rooms feature a sumptuous sitting area with a couch and armchairs overlooking a personal balcony that can be curtained off for privacy. The plush beds can be separated into 2 twins or made into a large bed topped with luxurious linens that assure a restful slumber.
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The culinary offerings are one of the highlights of the journey. For breakfast and lunch enjoy a casual buffet format in the indoor and alfresco chic Verandah restaurant that also offers a la carte choices. For dinner Candles Grill is reservation only and specializes in steak and seafood grilled fare. Some of their specialties include a grilled shrimp cocktail, filet mignon, and a delectable crème brulee. AmphorA is the elegant main dining room with a gourmet menu changes nightly to reflect the regional flavors of the ports of call and offers an extensive variety of delectable appetizers, main courses and decadent desserts. During dinner, a selection of the sommelier’s
chosen wines is complementary with the meal. Or if you prefer to dine in the sanctity of your room, 24 hour room service is always available. During the days at sea take the time to relax and enjoy the onboard amenities. Cool off in their salt water pool or relax in one of their two hydrotherapy whirlpools. To work off the extra calories, there is also a full gym that’s available 24 hours a day and a personal trainer onboard. Relax and rejuvenate in the WindSpa which offers a full menu of services such as luxurious Elemis facials, relaxing Swedish, deep tissue or sports massages and beauty services such as hair styling, and mani/
pedis. To truly indulge in the yachting life, take in the view from the elegantly chic Yacht club offering floor to ceiling views of the ocean and environs with a variety of sweet and savory snacks served between meals. Enjoy live music and a breathtaking view from the top deck during their nightly sail away cocktail parties. After dinner try your luck at the casino or grab a nightcap in the piano lounge with entertainers that provide a wide variety of music options that have guests rocking it out until the wee hours. Windstarcruises.com (Photos courtesy of Windstar Cruises)
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THE EL DORADO ROYALE
By Alyssa Montalbano
nder the clear blue skies in the heart of the beautiful Riviera Maya, set back from the main road and surrounded by 450-acres of tropical jungle lies none other than the luxurious El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma. This adult-only beachfront resort offers couples, honeymooners, wedding parties & more a memorable experience they will remember forever. Providing an incredibly unique all-inclusive Gourmet Inclusive Experience, the resort elevates the typical food experience, offering all guests an unmatched upscale service. Under the all inclusive format, guests have the option to dine at seven gourmet a la carte restaurants. As the resort focuses on only preparing entrees to order, there are no buffet restaurants onsite. A wide variety of food cuisines are available to satisfy a variety of palettes, from Italian to French, Japanese to American and everything in between. For those who prefer dining in their room and to enjoy their ensuite terrace, in-room Jacuzzi, fully stocked mini bar, and additional luxurious amenities, 24-hour room service is available. To ensure the freshest ingredients possible, El Dorado Royale is home to the regionâ€™s largest greenhouse encompassing 76,000 square-feet that provides fresh herbs and produce to all Karisma Hotels & Resorts. For entertainment, the El Dorado Royale has fourteen bars and lounges that serve premium alcoholic beverages, including bars with swings, beach bars, twelve swim-up bars, and a Martini Bar with more than 30 different varieties of the classic cocktail. There is also a wide variety of exercise programs available such yoga on the beach, a weekly 5k run, daily bike tours, spinning, Zumba and more. Daily and nightly activities include salsa lessons, kayaks, live music and shows, two tennis courts with complementary rackets and balls, and a fitness center, complete with sauna and steam room. Guests can also pamper themselves with an rejuvenating treatment at the lavish Nâ€™aay Spa. To add to an already unique experience, Karisma offers guests the opportunity to participate in
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The Jackson Family Wines Culinary Series, by Karisma. Each month the program spotlights a noteworthy chef and winemaker who work in conjunction with the talented Karisma Hotels & Resorts team of Michelin star restaurant-trained chefs to provide a series of fun, educational and interactive experiences. In July, the Jackson Family Wines Culinary Series featured a spotlight on Chef Lauren Callighen, executive chef at The Palms Turks and Caicos and Fernando Arteaga, Sales Director at Jackson Family Wines. Callighen and Arteaga provided guests with a series of unforgettable culinary experiences. Both entertaining and incredibly knowledgeable in their respective fields, Callighen and Arteaga offered a number of exclusive educational experiences, giving insight into how to pair wines and
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dishes to appreciate the culinary experience. The Series included five exclusive events that attracted an international clientele who had the opportunity to socialize and mingle while enjoying great food and wines. The first event, Chef ’s Showcase, was an intimate outdoor experience held at Tuscanes Bar, where Callighen tapped into her creative side and prepared a delicious three courses dinner while offering up tips to the crowd into why and how she was preparing each course. Each course was paired with a delicious taste-bud enhancing wine from the Jackson Family Wine portfolio. Arteaga provided guests with an explanation of why a particular wine paired well with a specific dish. The second event, Wine & Waves, was held at Jo Jo’s Deck against a gorgeous sunset which allowed guests to get up close and personal with Chef Callighen and Arteaga while enjoying gourmet bites and sipping on premium
Jackson Family wines. The final event was the spectacular Gala Dinner, held at the Fuentes Culinary Theater. This unique experience enabled guests to watch Callighen prepare an extraordinary seven course meal while Arteaga paired the dishes with some of the finest Jackson Family’s wines. With the secluded Mexican Caribbean beach as a background, beautiful palm trees and smiling faces all around, there is an adventure and activity around every corner, making every experience had at the luxurious El Dorado Royale unique and memorable. Book your stay today at Karismahotels.com Social Media Handle: @ElDoradoResorts, @KarismaHotels
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THE RESTAURANT AT MALLIOUHANA
ocated at the Malliouhana Resort, part of the esteemed Auberge Resorts Collection, “The Restaurant at Malliouhana” has perhaps one of the most breathtaking settings on the island of Anguilla with elegant, cliffside dining. Located on the beach situated on the western part of the island about 80 feet above Meads Bay operates under the direction of Executive Chef Cupertino Ortiz, and offers a variety of fresh, sea-to-table dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. Its menu incorporates only the freshest possible ingredients that change with the seasons and feature seasonal specialty dishes throughout the year. At dinner, Chef Ortiz opens with a selection of the finest delicacies that you will find on-island. Plates meant for sharing include Osetra caviar, grilled sardines and stone crab claws. For entrees be sure to try the Grilled Rock Lobster or the Braised Short Rib Parppadelle. Healthier fare as well as Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free options are thoughtfully crafted and available year-round on the menu. “The Restaurant at Malliouhana” is a legacy of Caribbean dining and a must-visit when staying on the island of Anguilla. malliouhana.aubergeresorts.com
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his island-elegant restaurant, perched in a magical “treehouse” and set within lush tropical gardens overlooking the sea, is a foodie paradise. Its owners, Carrie and Jerry Bogar have poured their heart and soul into every detail of this restaurant, from the ambience to the menu. Veya is a place where chic crowds mingle to sip cool drinks while live music serenades them. Their cuisine, themed around the equatorial “cuisine of the sun,” draws inspiration from culinary traditions of tropical locales around the globe. The Moroccan spiced shrimp “cigars,” are one of their most popular choices, as are the Vietnamese-style crispy calamari. Entrees include grilled jerk-spiced tuna, vanilla-cured duck breast, and local lobster; and for dessert don’t pass on the Coconut Cake with Rum Toffee Sauce. The dining area located on the second-floor veranda welcomes patrons from around the island with cool breezes and beautiful views. The food and service at Veya are upscale and sophisticated but the ambiance the island-casual. veya-axa.com
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MONTREAL THE CULTURAL HUB OF CANADA BY JENNIFER PELAEZ
s the world’s second largest Frenchspeaking city, Montréal is a captivating blend of old and new, a booming and culturally diverse metropolis with a unique dynamism born from its unique fusion of European and North American culture. Montréal is heralded as Canada’s cultural hub, replete with theater and dance companies, world-class entertainment venues, and a fascinating medley of neighborhoods where artists and musicians have helped form its reputation as a creative and vibrant city. This is most apparent through the city’s more than 100 festivals, making it a must-visit destination with happenings for every interest year-round. As the only Canadian city to have held the Summer Olympics, Montréal has continued to expand its scope of offerings, from music, comedy, to fashion and beyond. It is also a city that is blessed with one of the most exciting food scenes in the country, along with plenty of activities and sightseeing opportunities ranging from photogenic 18th-century facades of Old Montréal, particularly along its oldest street, Rue Saint-Paul, to the glittering shops and restau-
rants of downtown. The architectural grandeur of the city also includes heritage churches such as the awe-inspiring Notre-Dame Basilica as well as the first building in Québec to be classified a historic monument, Château Ramezay. One of the best views from which to appreciate this magical city, aside from the famed Mount Royal, is the newly opened observatory, Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, from where you can take in the stunning 360-degree panoramas of Montréals new skyscrapers mixed with centuries-old architecture set against the St. Lawrence River.
Festival, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto, is a commemoration of its rich history while bringing together jazz enthusiasts, artists, and tourists from around the globe to share and partake in some of the best performances in North America. This past July, the 37th edition of the festival took over the Quartier de Spectacles, which featured 9 outdoor stages and over 3,000 artists from around the world. With a multitude of venues and two-thirds of the programming free of charge, it is the perfect opportunity to celebrate jazz in all its many forms.
Since the era of Prohibition, and Montréal’s repeal of it in 1919, a steady influx of artists and those seeking a lively nightlife, along with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway, set the foundation for the development of jazz. Throughout the subsequent decades, Montréal has especially established its credentials on the international scene as a world-class breeding ground for accomplished musicians and has garnered much recognition for being home to the world’s largest jazz festival. It’s most well-known festival, visited by over 2 million people - the Montréal International Jazz
For prime viewing and one of the best locations, the Hyatt Regency Montréal offers a convenient base from which to access all the concerts and activities, literally at your doorstep. Their outdoor terrace, Six Resto Lounge, offers an elevated view from where you can comfortably enjoy the below stage, drink in hand. With over 1,000 concerts ranging from jazz to hip-hop, legends to new discoveries, here are some of the noteworthy shows and artists that impressed at this year’s festival.
Photos by Jean-François Leblanc, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
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THE MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL A MULTITUDE OF VENUES & MUSIC By Barry Bassis
Trumpeter Christian Scott has a hot group but they reached a higher level when they brought on the guest star, Lizz Wright. She has a powerful contralto and sang the opening and closing numbers from her latest Concord album, “Freedom and Surrender” and Neil Young’s “Old Man.” The standout in Scott’s band is his flute player, Elena Pinderhughes. Her brother Samora is the fine pianist in the group.
Clockwise from top left: Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade. Photo by Victor Diaz, Montreal International Jazz Festival • Lila Downs. Photo by Frederique Menard Aubin, Montreal International Jazz Festival • Kenny Barron and Lionel Loueke. Photo by Benoit Rousseau, Montreal International Jazz Festival • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ©Denis Alix, Montreal International Jazz Festival
he Festival International de Jazz de Montreal is the largest jazz festival in the world. This year, I attended five of the ten days of the Festival, including indoor and outdoor shows and there were so many world-class artists that it was hard to decide which ones to pick. The events all take place in a concentrated area of downtown Montreal, where there are 15 concert halls and 8 outdoor stages. It must be daunting to open for a popular singer like Gregory Porter, who won the Grammy for best vocal jazz album in 2015, but vocalist Jaime Woods immediately charmed the audience. She was accompanied by her talented brother Daniel on guitar and they had the audience snapping their fingers and singing along. Like Porter, she writes most of her own material. Porter was splendid, singing numbers from each of his albums. An unusually thoughtful songwriter, the title track of his new Blue Note album, “Take me to the Alley,” which he performed at the show, is basically a call to help the “afflicted ones” of our society.
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Mexican singer Lila Downs is another force of nature vocalist. Addressing the audience, she acknowledged her native country’s problems, but she chose to honor its positive contributions, such as the women who grind corn and make tortillas in the morning. Other pieces were about iguanas, mescal and Emiliano Zapata. Her set had elaborate filmed projections.
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearing at the Symphony Hall, showed why they have been a beloved New York institution for the past 30 years. Marsalis, sitting in the trumpet section at the back, acted as m.c. and, while not stinting on his own solos, also gave other members of the ensemble a chance to shine. The Orchestra played pieces and arrangements by various band members. There were works by Duke Ellington (whom Marsalis cited as the inspiration for the LCO) as well as Thelonious Monk. They also performed “Windows,” a piece by Chick Corea. The next night, I returned to the same hall to see Corea himself in a superb trio with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. The trio again proved the primacy of Ellington and Monk. Corea paid tribute to Miles Davis as well as the late pianist Bud Powell before performing his driving “Tempus Fugit.” In the second half, Corea announced, “I am going to play a tune by one of my favorite composers …me” and played “The Enchantment.” As an encore, the band did “Spain,” Corea’s adaptation of the theme from Rodrigo’s “Concerto for Aranjuez.”
Pianist Kenny Barron and guitarist Lionel Loueke joined for a memorable concert of duets. There was more Monk (including “’Round Midnight”), Wayne Shorter’s “Footsteps” and a Barron original. They ended with the Caribbean favorite, “St. Thomas.” Stacey Kent (a singer in the Peggy Lee mold) presented a sophisticated set with songs in English, French and Portuguese. She feels so comfortable in a samba beat, she opened with a Brazilian flavored “People Will Say We’re in Love.” There were several Jobim songs and more Rodgers and Hammerstein (“Happy Talk”). Her graceful band is led by her husband, saxophonist Jim Tomlinson and Kent occasionally played guitar. Those were just the concerts I attended with admittance fees. There were non-stop free shows and I enjoyed a number of these, especially the Eagle Rock Gospel Singers. A number of events were geared to children, including a show featuring teenage performers and a wonderful performance by Turkish folk dancers in colorful costumes. The Montreal Jazz Festival certainly won me over.
BY Josh Estrin
antucket, the charming fifty square mile island located a mere thirty miles off the coast of Cape Cod, lures vacationers every summer with its dune swept ocean beaches, quaint cobblestoned streets and historical cedar-shingled architecture. From the bustling downtown to the serene shores, this island offers a bit of something for everyone.
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Getting to Nantucket may be easier than one imagines. The options are simple as there are but two choices; by air or by water. There are daily flights on and off of the island provided by several commercial and local airlines. From the tristate area, JetBlue offers direct flights from JFK to Nantucket. The planes are small, but you will be privy to a bird’s eye view of paradise out of all the windows. For those who prefer the water route, the three most reliable companies offering ferry service to Nantucket are Seastreak from New Bedford, New York City, and New Jersey and Steamship Authority along with Hy-Line departing from Hyannis. Steamship Authority will take you on a relaxing, two-hour scenic route while Hy-Line will get you from dock to dock in approximately one hour. In light of the costly fee to ferry your vehicle over, it is advisable to take advantage of the secure parking lots at the ferry depots. Once you arrive, rental cars and bike are plentiful with taxis, shuttles, and Uber to shuttle you to and from any adventure.
Nantucket is also the perfect summer long destination. If this sounds appealing, renting a home is probably the best option. Use one of the local real estate offices, including Great Point Properties or J. Pepper Frazier, to help plan a longer-term stay. TripAdvisor and WeNeedAVacation.com are also helpful resources
Where to Stay Where you choose to stay will affect your overall experience. Luckily, Nantucket offers an array of hotels and bed and breakfasts to choose from. The largest and oldest hotel on the island, The Nantucket Hotel and Resort, offers a full-service family-friendly experience. Fully equipped with a pool, workout facility, and restaurant, the hotel is just a short walk to the beach, town, and shops. An inviting courtyard is one of the many advantages of 76 Main, a picturesque hotel with a polite and welcoming staff. Make sure to leave time to enjoy a drink out by the fire pit and plush and comfortably furnished patio before strolling into the center of it all for dinner.
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Must Sees From world-class restaurants to chic boutiques and captivating seascapes, Nantucket has it all. Spend your day meandering along the cobblestone streets of downtown, perusing handcrafted jewelry at the Blue Beetle and designer styles at Island Company, admiring offbeat treasures in the many unique gift shops and treating oneself to a homemade waffle cone from the heavenly Juice Bar. A must place to raise your class is Cisco Brewers, the island’s unique brewery, distillery, and winery located just fifteen minutes from town. Live music, food trucks, and mouthwatering brews create a carefree, delightful atmosphere with family and pet friendly appeal. Just seconds away from Cisco is Bartlett’s Farm, the island’s oldest and largest family owned farm. The market offers fresh locally grown vegetables, fruits, and flowers, as well as quality meats, cheeses, and ingredients to fill your stomach or take back and stock your pantry. Enjoy a fresh lunch out on the picnic tables or stop by to pick up some tasty snacks before hitting the beach. For famous watercolor worthy sunsets, make sure to plan a visit to Madaket Beach, a longtime favorite of locals and vacationers alike. Next on the itinerary is Millie’s for fresh tacos and Tex-Mex cuisine. Guests can walk in right off the beach or take some food to go and enjoy it from the comfort of a cozy blanket while watching the sun slip behind the dunes.
Every vacation has a unique set of essentials, so make sure these are stowed away in your travel bag or if your staying for the entire summer season place an order big enough to include friends who will surely be stopping by.
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njoy the grandeur of the 1930’s and 40’s at Ocean City’s most historic and prestigious all suites boardwalk location, “The Flanders Hotel, Banquet & Conference Center”. This 90-year hotel has been part of the shore’s landscape since it opened in 1923,. It’s resilience is remarkable, after surviving the fire of 1927, the crash of 1929, a world war, and several hurricanes. The Flanders Hotel has taken on a new life as a Luxury All-Suites Hotel, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, exclusive onsite dining at Emily’s Restaurant, shopping at the Shoppes at The Flanders Hotel. Enjoy the charming ambience of the newly renovated lobby, with metal pan ceilings, elegant chandlers, and a collection of museum quality pieces that will keep guests fascinated for hours. The hotel combines the elegance and hospitality of yesteryear with today’s finest luxuries. The newly appointed suites all boast of ocean or bay views, while the luxurious penthouse and promenade suites provide discriminating guests the islands finest accommodations. First class amenities and beachfront locale make this your perfect vacation destination, whether a romantic rendezvous or family escapes, we’ll make lasting memories for young and young at heart. Days can be spent dining in our onsite, exclusive Emily’s Restaurant, swimming in the seasonal outdoor heated pool, exercising in the state-of-the-art fitness center, pampering one’s self at the Spa and Salon, shopping at the hotel’s 3 unique specialty stores [featuring clothing, gifts, jewelry, unique antiques] or exploring all Ocean City, New Jersey has to offer. Our Banquet and Conference offers one of New Jersey’s most historic and elegant meeting and celebration venues. The ornate sophistication of their meeting space and ballrooms is reminiscent of the grandeur of the early 1900’s, with all of the modern amenities of present day. Plan your vacation or next getaway now at this year-round “Nationally Registered Historic Hotel” located in the town known as America’s Greatest Family Resort, and experience the “best-keptsecret at the South Jersey Shore.”
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THE INSIDERS GUIDE THIS SUMMER 2016
TO THE HAMPTONS
By Elizabeth Darwen
WHERE TO STAY Southampton Inn With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, the Southampton Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a mere mile from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons. 91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York • 631-283-6500 • www.southamptoninn.com Hotel ZE Hotel ZE, owned by restauranteur and nightclub owner Zach Erdem of 75 Main Group, is a 5-star boutique hotel with a total of 9 rooms: 5 suites and 4 standard rooms. The hotel and rooms are designed by world renowned architect Costas Kondylis, in a modern European style. 136 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968 • 631-619-6660 • http://75maingroup.com/
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WHERE TO DINE Classic American at 75 Main,Southampton Restaurateur Zach Erdem has transformed Hamptons summer dining staple 75 Main into a year-round hotspot under his stewardship. Erdem reinvented his Southampton eatery, combining the classic style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Some celebrity guests include Vice President Joe Biden, Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky Stern, Jonathan Cheban, and Jennifer Hudson. 75 Main Street,Southampton,NY 11968 • 631.283.7575 • www.75main.com Tuscan at Sotto Sopra,Amagansett Sotto Sopra has quickly become one of the most sought-after restaurants on the East End. The restaurant has a warm open interior, highlighted by cedar-paneled walls and floorto-ceiling windows that open two an outdoor patio, all of which mirror its Tuscan roots. Alex Baldwin, Cameron Diaz and Cindy Lauper have dined the rustic Tuscan restaurant. 231 Main Street,Amagansett,NY • 631-267-3695 • www.restaurantsottosopra.com
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Farm to Table at Café Klyde,Southampton Inn Café Klyde is serving up a whole new array of signature dishes in the charming Southampton Inn garden. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the renovated 68-seat dining room or outside on the Inn’s beautifully planted courtyard. Tennis superstar Venus Williams and former NFL quarterback Kyle Orton have enjoyed Café Klyde. 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968 • 631.283.6500 • www.southamptoninn. com Modern Mexican at Union Cantina,Southampton Southampton Social Club owners, Ian Duke and David Hilty, have teamed up with Southampton Social Club’s award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf to create this innovative modern Mexican eatery. Union Cantina features a modern Mexican menu and is open year round for lunch and dinner and features a bottomless brunch on Saturday and Sundays. Notable diners include Michael J. Fox and Brooke Shields. 40 Bowden Square,Southampton NY 11968 • www.unioncantina.net
Japanese Fusion at Kozu,Southampton Zach Erdem of the 75 Main Group, introduces the Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu. The menu, designed by Head Chef John Keller, features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu. Brooke Shields and Jimmy Fallon have frequented this wonderful new restaurant. 136 Main Street,Southampton NY 11968 • http://75maingroup.com/ After all that dining, dance the night away at Zach Erdem’s other new venture of the season - AM Southampton nightclub. This new hotspot features custom graffiti artwork
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75 Main Indoor Bar
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HOW TO PARTY Lawrence Scott Events A signature Lawrence Scott Event offers guests a chance to enter a magical environment that allows them to escape and connect in a magnificent space unlike any other. Lawrence Scott Events’ services are in-house, so clients receive only the best customized décor, food, flowers and entertainment which blends together to make a perfect event. For more information, please visit website www.lawrencescottevents.com.
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WHERE TO PARTY FOR A CAUSE Southampton Hospital’s 58th Annual Summer Party (August 6,2016) Southampton Hospital’s 58th Annual Summer Party is an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Lawrence Scott Events will provide the ambiance and gourmet offerings. Attendees from last year’s event included president and chief executive of the hospital Robert Chaloner; Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney; Laura Lofaro Freeman; Somers Farkas; the event’s emcee Chuck Scarborough & David Arquette. Lawremce Scott Events Southampton Hospital
The Southampton Hospital’s 58th Annual Summer Party will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016. For more information, please visit www.southamptonhospital.org. Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center’s GET WILD Summer Gala (August 13,2016) The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will celebrate the Hamptons summer season with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala hosted by Molly Channing of Channing Daughters Vineyard. Notable attendees from last year’s event included: Leslie Alexander; April Gornik & Eric Fischl; Amy Sullivan; Susan Penzner; Peter Beard; Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney; Nicole Miller; Jill Rappaport; Jay Schneiderman; Jean Shafiroff; Fred and Nancy Thiele; Anna Throne-Holst; Ginnie Frati and Shelley Berkoski. The 2016 Get Wild Event will be held on August 13, 2016. For more information about the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, please visit www. wildliferescuecenter.org Prostate Cancer Foundation’s (PCF) Annual Gala and Tennis Tournament (August 28,2016) Firmly committed to curing prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally. Prostate Cancer Foundation will host its annual gala in support of the 12th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament. Last year’s gala raised over $4 million, which is a record for the event, a record they hope to beat this year.
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The annual gala will take place at the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY on Saturday, August 28, 2016. For further information on the PCF, please visit www.pcf.org..
WHERE TO PLAY Hampton Hills Country Club Hampton Hills Country Club is one of New York’s best kept secrets–and members like it that way. Hampton Hills is located in the middle of a 2,000 acre pine and oak tree preserve in Westhampton Beach. The wooded setting allows members to escape the rush of the city in favor of peaceful competition against a challenging golf course. For more information on Hampton Hills Country Club, please visit www.hamptonhills.com. Hamptons Hills
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“Your hair looks sexy pushed back,” or so say young women to actor Jonathan Bennett on a a daily basis. Comedy turned cult film, Mean Girls continues to be quoted to its featured actors even ten years after its release. Though there are many quotes to choose from, popular ones being “On Wednesdays we wear pink” and “You can try Sears,” Jonathan Bennett’s character Aaron Samuels is almost inextricably associated with the comment on his hair. And yet, aside from this over-repeated quote, Bennett remains surprisingly humbled and pleased by people’s Mean Girls’ references, stating that he’s “constantly amazed how the film has become a pop culture phenomenon.” This is a fairly unusual attitude, as most actors associated with pop culture films grow tired and irritated by the constant recitations. When asked about the role of the film in shaping his career, Bennett showed a side of himself that people didn’t get a chance to see in the film: his sarcasm. After beginning to answer the question over the importance of the film, claiming that no, it hadn’t really changed anything, he took a pause for a couple of seconds before exploding, a smile in his voice. “Yes of course, it’s Mean Girls! What are you even thinking? Of course it did! People didn’t know who I was until then! I didn’t even know who I was. It’s like asking, ‘How were the Olympics?’. Do you think people knew who you were until the Olympics? You were still trying to figure out whether you could dive.” Born in Ohio, Bennett’s acting career can be traced back to a very young age: “There was never a time that I started acting. I knew when I was three or four that I was going to be an actor.” One of his first performances was as a munchkin in a production
of The Wizard of Oz, Bennett humorously adding how the cowardly lion would get drunk before every performance. After high school, where he acted in as many shows as possible, he moved to New York to join the cast of soap opera All My Children. As it did for many of its cast members, such as Josh Duhamel or Jesse McCartney, the show launched Bennett’s career and after just a few years he made his final move to Los Angeles. In comparing the two cities, he seemed to favor LA over New York: “I love the quality of life a lot more in LA, you can do more for less money. But in New York, you can go and see Broadway shows all the time.” After the 2004 release of Mean Girls, Bennett spent a few years playing the romantic partner to many big actresses, including Amanda Bynes, Hilary Duff, and Haylie Duff. As he got older, his parts began to change, featuring in recent years in many action and adventure films. In Memorial Day, he played alongside Emmy winner and Oscar nominated actor James Cromwell, an experience he describes as a “great honor.” In his 2015 movie Submerged, Bennett enthused over being able to “carry a gun in a suit like a badass” and getting to learn directly from soldiers, even living with them in the barracks. Aside from featuring in films, Bennett has done more and more producing, producing seven films since 2011. Despite these ongoing projects, he admits that producing is not a great passion of his, preferring to be on camera. “I’ll probably do more in the future, but I do find it kind of boring.” With his parents’ deaths in 2012 and 2014, Bennett decided to join the popular dance show, Dancing with the Stars. “With Dancing with the Stars, they call and ask if you want to do it. And you just do it.
You don’t do it because it’s a dance thing. You do it because it’s a fun show and at the time I had just lost both my parents and felt really sad. The show was a way for me to wake up again.” For six weeks, Bennett worked himself to the bone and was very popular with the audience, before eventually being eliminated. Despite feeling upset over the hard work he invested, the experience left him slightly jaded. “Looking back on how they do the show, I would have done things differently. I was thinking that if you could just do well and try hard, you could make it. But now I look back and I realize it’s really a two-part show, half dance and half reality.” Bennett’s most recent project is his role as host of Cake Wars. Though he admits he cannot bake a cake, or bake at all, his inexperience is overshadowed by the fact that he is “just really passionate about cake.” As he notes, “who wouldn’t want to go to work and eat a lot of cake?” Only his love of peanut butter cookies can compete against the joy of working for the show (a fact that he exclaimed enthusiastically). He is very excited about this season’s themes, like Captain America and SpongeBob, as they are perfect for families to spend together every night. “Everyone gets really into it, there’s something for everyone.” Join Jonathan Bennett Monday nights at 9:00 PM EST to see him on Cake Wars and all the show’s wonderful cake drama
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HAMPTONS & MILLBROOK PARTY SCENE
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The Mashomack Polo Club hosted its 19th Annual Mashomack International Polo Challenge Luncheon and Champagne Reception followed by a Tented Field-Side Luncheon and the exciting International Polo Challenge match. This year’s sponsors included Turkish Airlines, Curry Automotive Mercedes Benz, Lavazza, Dream Hotels, Heather Croner Sotheby’s International Realty, Quest Magazine and What2WearWhere. Millbrook, NY Bruce Colley ©Peter T. Michaelis (L) • Karen Klopp, John Klopp ©Cutty McGill (R)
Walter D’Urso, Philippe Vasilescu, Bradford Rand ©Lenny Stucker Photography (L) • Karis MacDougall ©Lindsay Wess (R)
RAND Luxury hosted a private brunch of the season showcasing the latest marques from legendary car maker and main event sponsor RollsRoyce Motor Cars, a division of Manhattan Motorcars. There was a luxury showcase featuring sponsoring brands; Chateau Saint-Maur, Condado Vanderbilt, Louis XIII, Don Q, Drettmann Yachts, Hamptons Cigar Manufactory & Museum, LG Electronics, Government of Turks & Caicos, Honda Aircraft Company, Jet Aviation, Palm Bay Int’l Wines, St. Barths / Saint-Barthelemy Tourism, Saratoga Spring Water, Sekas International, Maison Lautrec, Honest Tea, Bucco Couture and Tiret Watches. Hamptons, NY
JetSmarter and Talent Resources presented an exclusive art exhibition at East Hampton’s renowned Gallery Valentine, dedicated to the works of Peter Beard, which featured subjects such as Pamela Anderson, Hannah Davis, Chanel Iman, Nina Agdal, Helena Christensen and Alexandra Richards. East Hampton, NY
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BUCKS COUNTY, PA CAROUSEL FARM
The genesis of Carousel Farm goes back to its 18th Century roots and to the 20th Century when circus animals were housed on its grounds. Set on 32 spectacular Solebury acres,it is the perfect gentleman's estate featuring a 5,000 sq.ft.Stone Manor Home with 5 fireplaces,2 guest houses, magnificent stone bank barn with 16 stalls, and pool.The entire property has been completely renovated and restored by the current owners. $4,800,000
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One of the finest properties ever offered in Bucks County.The property went under 2 years of renovation to create this magnificent metamorphosis.Through the entrance gates,transversing thick green lawns,waterfalls, ponds and museum quality sculpture,you arrive toValley Run’s parking square. The barn houses a guest apartment that features the best amenities.The second guest house has two bedrooms on its two levels.A new heated pool, with new pool house, look at this 24+ prime acreage and stream. $4,995,000
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PHEASEANT VALLEY FARM
A prestigious property on 89 plus acres shed its genesis in an 1840s stone farmhouse that has been perfectly restored into a 3 bedroom, 1½ bath guest house.The original barn was converted into a dramatic space that can lend itself to both a historical or a contemporary interior. The Great Room has soaring ceilings with large original timbers,plank flooring,stone fireplace and a twostory Palladium window. The expansive room continues into a recently renovated open kitchen. $2,395,000
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The main "Great Room" is anchored by a large woodburning fireplace and walls of French doors that open to a sizeable Bluestone terrace that can be a gathering place for cocktails or al fresco dining.Whether you are sitting in the Great Room or on the terrace, you are enveloped by layer after layer of mature and artfully designed landscaping.There is a pool and a pool house that contains a working kitchen, full bath inside with glass tile and a laundry room.All on 18 plus acres $2,495,000 with pond.
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For property information contact Art Mazzei directly at 610-428-4885
215-862-5500 • 550 Union Square, New Hope, PA 18938 www.AddisonWolfe.com • Addison Wolfe Real Estate
NEW YORK SOCIAL SCENE
BY CLARA MORGAN
MvVO ART and its US partner Accessible Art Fair New York, hosted a Summer Soiree with new partner, microblogging platform and social networking website Tumblr. Sponsors included Artnet, Stoli Elit Ultra Luxury Vodka, Belvoir Fruit Farms, Brussels Airlines, and Neuhaus chocolates. NYC ©PatrickMcMullan.com
Stephanie Manasseh, Valentine Uhovski, Maria van Vlodrop (L) • Pieter Vanderbeeken, Christophe Allard (R) Romona Keveža hosted an Exclusive Cocktail Party in honor of The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons and its 10th Annual GET WILD Summer Gala. NYC ©Romona Keveža
Will Marin, Ingrid Arneberg, Shelley Berkoski, Frances Cole (L) • Julie Russak, Melana Yuzefpolskaya (R) (LEFT) The MOMS with Kidbox & Chevy Tri-State hosted a Mamarazzi® Event and a conversation with Brooke Shields at the Park Avenue Screening room, NYC. ©Fredy Mfuko/fredy @mission101media.com (RIGHT) Haute Time And Don Julio 1942 hosted Carmelo Anthony’s Birthday Party at MAMO, New York City. ©Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Haute Living Brooke Shields (L) • Carmelo Anthony (R)
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Alpine, New Jersey Exquisite Normandy style farmhouse at the end of a cul-de-sac is set on almost 3 acres of bucolic grounds featuring a pool and hot tub, lighted tennis court, koi pond, a quaint bridge, a stucco & cedar exterior and split wood shingle roof. A large foyer opens to a living room, library and great room all with fireplaces.
An incredible chefâ€™s kitchen has an adjoining dining area with a wall of windows overlooking the backyard. Front and rear staircases access the upper level comprising a luxurious master suite with fireplace and walk-in closet plus 3 family bedrooms, 2 baths and gym with skylights and basketball hoop. The lower level includes a wine cellar and workshop. A circular driveway leads to a 3-car garage.
OFFERED AT: $6,500,000 INQUIRIES: MARLYN FRIEDBERG FRIEDBERG PROPERTIES TENAFLY, NJ 07670 TEL: 201-894-1234 CELL: 201-314-5558
SOUTHAMPTON SOCIAL SCENE
BY CLARA MORGAN
The 12th Annual A Hamptons Happening marked the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF). Event Sponsors included AmTrust Title formerly First Nationwide Title, Art Hamptons, Bespoke Real Estate, Champagne Taittinger, Hamptons Magazine, Jaguar Land Rover Southampton, Palm Bay International and The Independent. Southampton, NY ©Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com Deirdre Quinn, Sandra Lee, Jayma Cardoso (L) • Dr. Samuel Waxman, Alec Waxman, Marion Waxman (2nd from L) A Health & Wellness Party was hosted at Southampton’s new modern Mexican restaurant Union Cantina, Southampton NY ©Pam Deutchman www.society-in-focus.com
Chris Cuomo, Cristina Cuomo, Derik Murray, RoseMarie Terenzio (L) • Lauren Day Roberts (R) (LEFT) The Parrish Art Museum held it’s annual Midsummer Party, Watermill, NY ©BFA (RIGHT) Premium online retailer REVOLVE presented Summer Splash, the second installment of the REVOLVE Hamptons House, hosted by model Hailey Baldwin ©BFA
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BOOKS du JOUR AUGUST 2016 By Frederic Colier
“Happy People Read and Drink Coffee” by Agnès Martin-Lugand. Trans. Sandra Smith (Weinstein Books, p 242, $22.90) Originally self-published in French, this book became a sensation in France before an international bestsellers, and deservedly. Though written in the current fashionable trend of story of awakening or recovery in the face of brutal personal drama, think Under the Tuscan Sun, Wild, and Eat Prey Love, tragedy, this book reads like a charm, in a clear and fast-pace prose. Diane is a young woman, who has lost both her husband and daughter (I’ll spare you how). Despairing, she moves to Ireland to escape the crushing memories surrounding her. There, of course, life slowly creeps back in, and she develops a friendship with Edward, a local photographer. Ghosts however are powerful, especially when Diane and Edward’s relationship evolves. They stand in her way. I love how the book looks at compromises, not between the alive and the dead but in the narrow scope of the grey, which is the daily dance of compromise we face to deal with pain, sorrow and laughter.
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“Regrets Only,” by M.J. Pullen (Thomas Dunne Books, p 322, $24.99)
“Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo” by Boris Fishman (Harper/Harper Collins, p 336, $26.99)
“A House For Happy Mothers” by Amulya Malladi (Lake Union Publishing, p 329, $14.95)
Following her success with The Marriage Pact (2015) MJ delivers the second installment of her engaging new series about a group of thirty-something in Atlanta. This time, the event takes place several years later. This coming of age story centers on Suzanne Hamilton, a young professional woman who has it all: the great career as an event planner, a rich social life, a trendy condo in the best neighborhood, and men forming a line outside her front door stretching to the street corner. But the story is no caricature. Even though it starts on a high note, things quickly turn sour. After a freak accident, she loses pretty much all of it. This is when the novel kicks into high gear and finds its voice. Because the early thirty is really a time of readjustment. When coveted dreams end up in tattered, the nature of the dreams must be realigned to fresh perspectives. Often things we moan about or leave behind in grief are just step towards way better things.
A sophomore release from Boris Fishman, an author who appeared on “books du Jour, the TV series when he released his first book, “A Replacement Life.” If you forgive me the cliché, the fruit never falls too far from the tree, and you could say that it is true about Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo. From Russian-Belarus descent, Boris writes characters as wide as legendary Russian rivers, with the same verve and punchy style. Here we have a couple riding together the deceiving roads of life. The dislocation erupts when they adopt, Max, an eight-year-old boy from Montana, who little by little regresses to a feral state. Not what the couple had bargained for. It is precisely the dislocation that their son brings up that highlight the parent’s own sense of inner dilemma. Who are those Slavic transplants straddling a dual culture and languages, constantly playing a tug of war between belonging here and having the heart at times somewhere else? Perhaps it is this dislocation that will allow the family to survive and for the members to fine-tune how they see life in the future. But first they may have to visit part of themselves, which may not be too be comfortable, just to see who they are inside
Here is another book dealing with a woman, who appears to have it all, except for one thing. In this case it is not a love partner but a child who is missing to complete self- fulfillment. Delivered with mastery by Indian bestseller author, Amulya Malladi, and with engaging characters, A House For Happy Mothers deals with the tough decisions and consequences to have recourse to surrogacy. Priya, one of the main protagonists, a tech guru in Silicon Valley, has been unable to conceive. She joins the “Happy Mothers” in India, where she meets Asha, whose poverty prevents her from sending her gifted child to school. Resigned Asha accept to rent her only asset, her womb, to carry Priya’s child. But the story is not a sentimental celebration about rearing a child or an exposé on the conflict arising when foreign worlds collide with each other in order to help each other. It is also a commentary on the best and the worst of the rising Indian surrogacy industry.
“The Other Daughter” by Lauren Willig (St Martin’s Press, p 310, $15.99) Set in 1920’s Europe, the story follows a modest young woman, Rachel, who discovers that her long dead father is very much alive and kicking. Working in France, and forced to return to England after her mother’s death, Rachel must now clear the house she grew up in. This is when she comes across a society magazine with a picture of her prominent father and his new family. Griefstricken, exacerbated now by a deep sense of betrayal, she sets up to locate him and bring down his lovely charming world. But you may have heard the saying: “if you want to make God laugh have a plan,” and Rachel is not immune to the rule. Things do not go at all according to plan. First she likes her stepsister and then develops a rather strong liking for her fiancé. The clear prose and story clarity make this great page-turner for the fans of deceitful, passionate and revengeful stories a must-read.
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THE REAL PRINCESSES OF THE HAMPTONS By Jane Pontarelli
his month my loyal readers and animal lovers, I introduce you to, Stella, Keiki and Molly, and yes they are the Princesses of Mecox Beach, Located at the end of Jobs Lane in Bridgehampton. They can be found holding court on the sand. These 3 have their loyal 4 legged friends and humans, and of course their Mom. They jog and swim with their friends and family, yes they do have the life so many of us aspire to. Summertime and there livin’ is easy for these three fur babies. For there is so much to see and so much to do. Each minute of their days are filled with them savoring their magnificent season. But these girls can be found now year round, For these three girls, Stella, Keiki & Molly, are now local princeses for the Hamptons. And yes my dear friends, there is a year round community out East. A few years ago
family and girls decided to live year round and never looked back, for they had found their paradise. When I meet Stella and her 2 legged mother and I instantly feel in love with them for they were riding a motorcycle. Stella was even in my coffee table book, “International Pet Scene”. Stella’s mommy and I became fast friends and enjoy golfing, lunching, and raising money for Pet Charities and Breast Cancer, and other social activities together. We enjoy hot dogs and parties on the beach. The girls can be often found, hanging in the kitchen, with their father as he is preparing a banquet, with vegetables grown from his garden. They are a big help in the kitchen as nothing ever hits the floor. The fur babies mother has always loved animals more than her human counter parts. You can say that she has always felt this way since she was a little girl. Mom explained to me that since she has matured and aged- having animals in her life creates a fullness and purpose and a dimension that makes the aging process all that more palatable, my sentiments exactly. Still to this day, when either of us pass by a road kill or animal laying lifeless, it breaks our hearts and we shriek with pain. Some of us are just natural born animal lovers. But to be truthful, all animal
lovers are people filled with compassion, and selflessness. Combine these two ingredients, and you have a perfect platform for finding love, kindness, and peace. Why do all of us who are animal lovers seem so unselfish and responsible to our four legged buddies who share our lives? So willing to take responsibility for their health, well-being and their particular own aging process? The answer is simple: They make us HAPPY! And, being happy is a state of mind most people would like to achieve. With that in mind, would you rather be a happy person with an animal or cuddle up with your new pocketbook? To us, there is no contest. Here are five simple reasons why animals are way better than people, and why our four legged pals make us happy: 1. They are covered in fur! 2. They can’t talk- and they can’t talk back 3. They are honest with their feelings, nonjudgmental and mindful of life’s every moment 4. They make us feel like we are always #1-even when we know we are not… 5. No matter what the situation, what’s for dinner, or what the weather is like, and including but not limited to: they always acknowledge and mind us- animals love us unconditionally and wholly. If you want to meet the girls they can be found year round jogging on the beach walking the streets of the Hamptons and living the good life.
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