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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Julie Sagoskin LIFESTYLE EDITOR Norah Bradford CULTURE EDITOR R. Couri Hay SOCIAL COLUMNIST Clara Morgan EDITORIAL INTERNS Simon Gusev, Colleen Grady, Arayo Ajeigbe FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Trip Whetsell, Harry Brads, Peter Elston, Elizabeth Darwen, Bennett Marcus, W.A. Muller PUBLISHER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR Christopher A. Pape ART DIRECTOR Yuri Jin PHOTOGRAPHERS Jaime Pavon, Udo Spreitzenbarth, Patrick McMullan DIRECTOR OF BRAND PARTNERSHIPS Hillary Latos DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA & EVENTS Kenza Salahdine SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR Colin Thompson SENIOR SALES MANAGER Scott Pauker ADVERTISING MANAGER Don Fetherman DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Tom Fahey MANAGING PARTNERS Adam Pierce, Don Winter


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Sunset Views on Little Peconic Bay Southampton – $2,750,000 – Charming Southampton waterfront home. Shingled beach cottage with 4 BRs, 3 full BAs, living room with fireplace and mesmerizing views out over the bay. The formal dining room is off the renovated kitchen and there is a long porch on the waterside for entertaining and dining overlooking the water and some of the lovliest sunsets you will ever see. The property is bulkheaded. Web# 106574

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ummer is already in full swing, and I am already settling in as your new editor-in-chief, after graciously being handed the reins by former editor, Hillary Latos, who will still be an integral part of our team as she expands our luxury partnerships. After having written everything from travel stories to celebrity cover stories for Resident, I am so thrilled to be taking on this role – and taking you all along for the journey with me! As Mark Twain once famously said, “Find a job you enjoy doing and you will never work a day in your life,” though I must say this feels like more of a calling than a job. When I first found my “calling,” I was still in high school, where I had my own column in an equestrian magazine, and never could have imagined I would one day become editor-in-chief of a real magazine – especially the kind you can still hold in your hands! I look forward to bringing you more of what we have become known for, including fashionable fashion spreads, exotic travel stories, celebrity profiles, and of course, breaking social scene news! We also spoke with CNN anchor Don Lemon this month, who shares how he has kept his place in primetime while remaining in the prime of his life. Whenever he has encountered barriers, Lemon has broken them down, and has built a long and successful career in broadcasting. Lemon, a proud Harlem resident, shares his personal and professional highs, and why he is more determined than ever to do what he does best - spread the news. His inspiring story is one that will motivate anyone, regardless of political beliefs. Whatever your summer plans, enjoy the simplicity and sweetness of this always seemingly short-lived season. Within our pages you’ll find the best wines to up your adventurous entertaining ante, our favorite stylish and secluded spots in Chile, from Santiago to a place high in the northern desert of the country, and highlight some great Hamptons events. I am so excited to be a part of the Resident team and would love to hear from you. Wishing you a happy, healthy and safe Independence Day! IG @allthefamenoneofthefortune

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Tony Winners, Shawn Mendes, Robin Hood Gala Adam Driver, amfAR, Elijah Wood, Neil Patrick Harris & Central Park Conservancy By R. Couri Hay with Photos by Patrick Mcmullan Best Musical: Hadestown & Best Play: Ferryman The Tony Awards was a tedious clunker but it produced some good advice. Anais Mitchell, who won for writing the Best Original Score for Hadestown wisely said, “Nobody does it alone, it takes a long time and it’s worth it.” Noah Hahn and Tony Winner Hadestown Anias Mitchell has amazing individual performances and although it won Best Musical it is not Hamilton, but then what is? Bryan Cranston deserved his statue for Best Actor in Network, but with the Joanne premier seats costTucker and Tony ing over $900, you Winner Adam would have to be Driver a Breaking Bad addict or Crazy Rich Asians to buy into this. Luckily it closed, saving you 3k for a night at the theater Tony Winner Matt Bomer and son, Henry

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Tootsie’s Santino Fantana and The Boys in The Band’s Zachary Quinto Matt Bomer brought his elevenyear-old son, Henry, to the awards and let’s all follow his example and bring young people to the theatre. Zachary Quinto, Robin De Jesús and Magic Mike star Bomer represented Mart Crowley’s iconic hit The Boys in The Band which won Best Revival of a Play. Although, this merry band of men have left Adam Driver in Burn This the building, go see the irrepressAnette Benning in All My ible Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Santino Sons Hope For Fontana in the lively musical TootThe Hollywood stars who Depression Research sie. If you liked Dustin Hoffman race to Broadway to fill Foundation’s Audrey Gruss in the cross-dressing movie of the boost their pockets, sagging and honoree Anderson same name, sign up for the Broadcareers or give them acting Cooper way version and see why Fontana credibility were unconscionably walked away with Best Actor in a absent from the Tony’s, which reMusical. Fontana, who’s characally needed their help to attract a ter takes off when he/she dons a wider audience. Three exceptions dress, uses two voices for the dual July 14th. To Kill a Mockingbird were Tinseltown legend Warren role and might have stolen the by Harper Lee, with a script by Beatty, there to support his wife Best Actress Award from The Cher the insightful Aaron Sorkin went Annette Benning who stars in ArShow’s delightful Stephanie Block thur Miller’s All My Sons and silver home empty-handed. This play whose costumes by Tony winner can be hard to watch but watch screen heartthrob Adam Driver, Bob Mackie won this year’s Best who will star in Star Wars: The Rise you must! This story of racism in the South continues to lead us to a Costume Design of a Musical, of Skywalker in December. The were worth the price of more enlightened future. An encharismatic actor, who turns in a Block gaging Jeff Daniels stars as Atticus admission. brilliant tour de force in Lanford channels Cher Wilson’s Burn This was nominated Finch but also lost to Cranston. to a T but Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain, and showed up despite knowing Spike Lee, Jon Hamm, Uma Thur- I still don’t he would probably lose to Bryan underman and Samuel L. Jackson have Cranston who was considered a all raved about this play but unfor- stand shoe-in. Adam’s a class act! His co-star Keri Russell, who sizzles as tunately, none of them showed up why Janna Bullock and Cher to the Tony’s. a Russian spy in The Americans, Bentley Meeker with dinner at Per Se. Sadly, Broadway tickets have become a luxury akin to buying Birkin bag, except the experience disappears way before midnight, unless you go to The Ferryman which runs for an eternal three and half hours. Bring a flask filled with 1800 Tequila to get you through this show that won Best Play.

hasn’t shined as brightly during her debut on the Great White Way and was a disappointing no-show at the ceremony. Driver, who I hope will return to Broadway, confessed, “If I’m not working, I literally sit in a room and think.” See this before it closes on

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SOCIAL SAFARI didn’t just play herself! Debra Messing, 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski, Tyra Banks and Rose Byrne all saw Tootsie but none of them came to support the Antoinette Perry Awards. Kinky Boots star and Tony Winner Billy Porter was inexplicably relegated to singing during the commercials, he’d have been a savvier choice than James Corden who bombed as the night’s MC. The Tony’s fun after party was held at the Plaza Hotel and was illuminated by lighting artist Bentley Meeker. Rick Miramontez’s Jessica Hershberg Fanny basher and Tony Winner at the Carlyle Santino Hotel attracted Fontana Laure Metcalf, Darren Criss, Josh Groban, Baz Luhrmann, Elaine May, and Scott Rudin. The brilliant André De Shields, who won for his riveting performance in the musical Hadestown, sagely said he had three rules for life: “Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you coming, slowly is the fastest way to get to where you want to be, and the top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing.” Safari Round Up Roni Willett in NYC

Better World Awards amfAR Gala in Cannes Antonio Banderas, Eva Longoria, Adrien Brody and Milla Jovavich helped raise 15 million dollars at amfAR’s annual gala in Cannes at the Hotel du Cap. Also in the mix were Dua

Lipa and young art collector Roni Willett, who was honored at the Better World Awards at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Willett took home the Junior Global Humanitarian of The Year medal for her work with the Michael Milken Prostate Cancer Foundation, Neil Patrick Harris United Hatand David Burtka zalah, the USC @ Taste of Summer Shoah Foundation and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. On another night in NYC Roni won the Woman with Voices’ Inspirational Woman award.

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PRECISION AESTHETICS MD Sculpt Your Summer Body with Emsculpt By Julie Sagoskin


ummer is finally here, but don’t fear, you can still get beach body ready at Precision Aesthetics, which offers both surgical and non-surgical procedures. From Botox to a Black Tie Facial Treatment, you will get precisely the results you want at Precision Aesthetics! Aside from Lip Augmentation, Acoustic Wave Therapy and all the fillers you need to keep yourself looking fabulous all summer long, they are the only ones to offer a combination therapy. This pioneering practice which promises perfection – at least when it comes to their procedures – is led by Dr. Lisa Zdinak, who uses her own specialized techniques along with the latest technologies to make you toned and tight! Precision Aesthetics, which comes in first for personalized care, was the first facility in New York City to upgrade to the newest Thermage CPT system, in addition to offering new facial treatment tips

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TOM MILANA JR. On a Mission with Man Cave Health By Julie Sagoskin


rom trying to get men to see their doctor to making them feel comfortable with his Man Cave Health concept, a place where men battling prostate cancer can receive care and support amidst sports memorabilia, a flat-screened television and a coffee and tea bar, Tom Milana Jr. is revolutionizing the healthcare experience for men and helping them realize the importance of early detection. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer a little over three years ago at the age of 48, Milana, who is married with five daughters, was cured after undergoing surgery. While he had donated to numerous charities over the years, Milana knew that his family was going to have a new mission and have since raised funds and awareness though The Milana Family Foundation. “After going through the process myself, I knew we had to help get men to go to the doctor and the healthcare profession

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doesn’t do anything to make the experience more enjoyable.” Aside from providing men who are undergoing treatment with a more relaxed environment complete with memorabilia from local sports teams, leather seating and masculine décor, Man Cave Health combines emotional support with educational resources. Here, men are surrounded by a team of medical professionals, friends and advocates who are ready to help them take control of their healthcare journey so that they can come out stronger and healthier than ever. It’s time to say goodbye to sterile clinical settings and step into the comfortable space envisioned by Milana. “Man Cave health is two-fold,” explained Milana. “The Man Cave itself is meant to provide men and their spouses with a better experience when they go to the doctor. It’s male friendly, it’s not your

traditional waiting room.You can watch television, work on your tablet and look at some of the best sports memorabilia in the business. Women have a great support system and spa-like facilities, but men never had anything like that. The environment we created is cool, but our main mission is to get men to go to the doctor. Every year, 30,000 men die from prostate cancer because they don’t know they have it. Early detection is the key to a lot of diseases, but especially when it comes to prostate cancer because it’s so curable.” Through his life-saving efforts, Milana wants to make sure that men realize the importance of getting an annual exam and remain as comfortable as possible while receiving the best care in his sports themed spaces.


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Masters of the World’s Most Classic Timepieces By Julie Sagoskin


f you don’t already have a Longines, a timeless watch brand known for its elegance and longevity, you will definitely be left longing for one. Longines, whose watches are both classic and contemporary, is known for its commitment to the equestrian sport of show jumping and presented the Longines Masters of New York in April. After all, only Longines is trusted to keep show-jumping times—and to keep you on time!

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Longines watches are both aspirational and attainable, according to Matthieu Baumgartner, Longines Marketing Vice President, who said that Longines was a part of his life even before he started working for the brand. “This is the watch I got when I graduated. In our region, it is really the brand that people dream to have. There are many people within this company who are local, and for us, this is a watch brand, but this is also a factory, this is a company, this is an employer,

and this is a familiar name when you are local. And, interestingly enough, when we travel to China, for example, we feel the same. Longines has an excellent price positioning in the $1,000 to $3,000 price bracket. This is really a brand that expresses a certain form of luxury but still at a very affordable price.” Longines, which is based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, was founded back in 1832, and is

by Georgina Bloomberg and Event Founder Christophe Ameeuw at Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City. The second-annual Longines Masters of New York ran from April 25th through 28th at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as the third leg of the Longines Masters Series, following stops in Paris and Hong Kong. While Longines is most often associated with equine sports and horse racing—they are now the title partner of the 2019 Longines FEI European Championships—they also have partnerships in the world of Alpine skiing. “We are lucky enough to have Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin as a Longines ambassador. At only 24, she’s already a legend in her sport, and apart from that, she is an outstanding ambassador for us.” Due to their varied collection of both trendy and traditional timepieces, Matthieu explained there is something fun and functional for everyone. “Longines has a wide range of products, so whether you like sport watches or elegant watches, there is probably a watch for you in our assortment, and that also goes for different age groups. We have ones that can be appealing for women 60-plus, and we also have watches such as the HydroConquest, or pieces from our Heritage Collection, that are extremely appealing to younger audiences.”

still the most beloved brand amongst Swiss locals. Baumgartner said that it’s “really not only a brand but a company that is dear to our hearts and that really belongs to the history of this region. I think that for those working with Longines, you feel proud that this brand has become one of the leading Swiss watch brands in the world.” This classic watch company also stays true to its values of tradition, elegance and performance. From the iconic Longines Masters Collection to their more feminine styles, as well as the Longines Sports Collection including the HydroConquest, Longines look sleek and stylish on both men and women. With a Longines, you’ll be trendy, and more importantly, on time!

Longines has had a longstanding partnership with equestrian disciplines, a unique sport where both men and women compete together. In fact, Longines was being used around racetracks as early as 1881. Matthieu explained that “Longines has provided timekeeping for show-jumping events since the twenty-first century and has been totally committed to this sport throughout history. This was a very natural fit for Longines because we had become the official partner of the most prestigious equestrian sports events. We have really a strong and long-lasting commitment to this discipline.” The Longines Masters of New York officially kicked off during the Riders Masters Cup team draw party on Wednesday, April 24, hosted

Longines always aligns itself with sports and star athletes who share their values, both on and off the show ring or the ski slopes. “We want to be associated with the highest level of sports. We also have a geographic approach when it comes to choosing the markets we work with. Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi, who are now famous legends, are also well-known for their charity activities with the Agassi Foundation for Education. Their values and the tremendous work they do with charities is a very good reason for Longines to work with them, to support them and to support their projects. We also have the Golden Hat Foundation of Kate Winslet.” From partnering with high-end sporting events to providing panache timepieces that can be passed on to future generations, Longines is known for its longevity. After all, this high-quality Swiss brand is bringing their style and sportsmanship ideals to those of all ages! | 31


TRIUMPH OF EUROPE An Iconic Lingerie Brand By w. a. muller


or over 130 years, Triumph has been known as the “maker of lingerie.” Remaining a family-owned business all these years, Triumph is trusted by women all around the world to make high-quality lingerie that they trust and


Providing the perfect fit and undeniable comfort is just as important to Triumph as considering how their products make women feel — inside and out. Their selection serves both a functional and stylish purpose, but more importantly, it helps to elicit a powerful sense of confidence. Since its beginning, Triumph has created unprecedented innovations in the industry that were the first of its kind – many of which are now features most women could not imagine living without. These include elastic straps, molded cups, sports bras and, most recently, minimizer bras. Triumph’s current Summer 2019 collection draws inspiration from the brand’s founding days, paired with elements of nature and time. Looking back and highlighting some of their most unique and special elements from their origin, Triumph rediscovered these key details or “treasures,” and has reinvented them in ways that perfectly suit the modern woman’s needs. Moving away from heavily padded bras and hefty foam cups, the Summer 2019 collection celebrates the diversity of various body-types with lighter, softer styles that embrace one’s natural breast shape, while still prioritizing fit and style. To ensure the most comfortable fit, this collection features seamless bras, bralettes, and briefs manufactured with a 3D stretch fabric that elevates comfort and well-being to the highest standard. Color plays an essential role in Triumph’s design process every season and for Summer 2019, hints of tranquil blue paired with feminine pink hues, add an elegant touch to the brand’s most coveted styles. The pink, in particular, was chosen as a way to embrace the new movement of femininity by redefining the color as an all-embracing tone. Aside from adding these blue and pink shades to refresh classic styles, this season also unveils new collections, such as Triumph’s Contour Sensation series. This series revives archived detailing, as it incorporates embroidery details reminiscent of the corset with a contemporary twist. In order to ensure comfort and breathability, this shapewear line utilizes light spacer padding in its bras, as well as mesh detailing, for a seductive element. It also includes a range of panties that feature distinct panel-layering techniques to provide various levels of shaping strength, offering a style perfect for every woman. Triumph’s excellence lies in how they continue to address modern women’s needs and aspirations for lingerie, while still portraying their founding values throughout current products. This timeless, yet contemporary “maker of lingerie,” provides women the ability and opportunity to embrace their natural bodies, while unleashing their most confident selves in the lingerie they choose to wear.

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DON LEMON Primetime CNN Anchor in his Prime By julie sagoskin Photographed By Udo Spreitzenbarth


hen life gives Don Lemon lemons, he makes lemonade – at least out of his highly rated show on CNN! This award-winning anchor, who hosts CNN Tonight with Don Lemon and is a correspondent across the network, has taken over primetime in the prime of his life.

since! From reporting on-the-scene stories to interviewing politicians from both sides, as well as those with humorous, heartwarming and heavy stories to tell, Lemon has won a place in the people’s hearts for his honest reporting, which according to Don, is the most rewarding part of his role as a reporter.

Lemon joined the CNN family in 2006, and he has continued to bring “real news” to the nation ever

Lemon, one of the most lovable news anchors on the air, has indeed reached a broad audience over

the years, and he’s broken down many barriers. “I saw this woman on television who looked like my family, and growing up, there weren’t many role models on television who represented people like me,” said Lemon. “She was a local news anchor and I said, that’s what I want be, and the rest is history.” Don is making history himself now while informing the public of the most pertinent stories of the day, with his perfectly dimpled smile, of course. | 35

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Don has always been driven and dedicated, which is why he remained determined to succeed, even after his journalism teacher at Louisiana State University told him he wouldn’t make it, prompting him to move to New York. This ambitious anchor soon became a self-proclaimed “news gypsy,” working around the country. After starting out in New York City as a trainee in the newsroom and building his resume tape, Don bounced around from Birmingham, to St. Louis, Philadelphia, Chicago and Atlanta, with a few stops in New York in between, before finally settling in the Big Apple for good. He eventually enrolled in Brooklyn College, which he said “taught me a lot about diversity.” After appearing on-air in the afternoons, this number one newsman became the primetime anchor on the weekends before filling in for Erin Burnett, who was on maternity leave at the time. From there, he anchored in primetime, and now cable wouldn’t be the same without his candor and calm demeanor. “I’ve always wanted to know what’s behind things, and what the truth is or was, and that’s what motivates me to do my job. I want to be able to inform the American public everyday and to give them the truth and that’s never been more important that it is in this moment, so that’s my motivation every day, and I won’t stop. People around the world watch, and they know what the reality really is, and the truth is my motivator—truth and facts.” | 37

He might be from Louisiana, but this Southern boy, who has made Harlem his home, is really a city kid at heart. “I love New York City. It’s tough, but there are very few places I think I would live and none I would rather live in as much as New York City. I love living here. I live uptown in Harlem. I moved to Harlem even before CNN moved me back to New York. I bought a place here because I thought it was beautiful. It was in the middle of a renaissance; there’s so much history here. You can see the sky, the avenues are bigger, the streets are bigger. There are restaurants, clubs and new businesses and coffee shops opening, so I love it up here. It’s quiet, and I feel like I’m not right in the middle of the chaos of midtown or downtown, so I moved here for that, especially for the history and what it means for African Americans. I’m in Central Harlem, and it’s really amazing. If you look at what Columbia is

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doing here as well, they’ve invested a lot in Harlem, and it’s really beautiful here.” These might be challenging times, but Lemon always takes the lead when it comes to dispensing the most crucial and candid headlines. “My job hasn’t changed that much, but I do have an even stronger commitment to the business, and it’s important that I get the stories right and that I inform the public. I have to do a lot of fact-checking in real time, and I have to make sure people know we have a shared sense of reality, so I have a bigger commitment to it. The truth does matter and facts do matter, even when people would like you to believe otherwise. My work schedule is a lot more intense. I do two hours now. Most people do an hour in primetime. It’s tough, but I’m a soldier!”

Don, who takes his fact-checking duties seriously, loves to hear from his diehard fans, and he is always ready to take on the truth! “It is rewarding because I know people do believe in journalists and they do trust us, no matter how much negativity or criticism we get. More people come up to me on the street and say, ‘Thank you for looking out for us and for keeping us informed,’ and they get what’s happening. They get that journalism is under attack and they support it, and I really appreciate that.” This night owl, who gets up around 10 or 11 in the morning, loves to take a nap in order to stay on top at the network, and he has had many memorable and meaningful moments on the air. “One of my favorite stories I did was about a guy who calls himself a country boy, but says not all country boys are homophobes, and he put a giant rainbow flag

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on the back of a tailgate truck in Oklahoma, which I thought was cool. We also have this series called Champions for Change, and we talk about people’s stories that we’ve featured, and mine was a program called Oliver Scholars, which helps black and Latino kids with getting into primary or secondary schools and then into Ivy League colleges. Any time I can do a story like that is great, especially in the environment we’re in now with all the negativity and division. I also got to shoot a couple promos for an original series where I got to pretend I was John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever walking down the street with my black pants and my chest out, so that was pretty cool.” He might be busy trying to save the world from un-factual facts, but Lemon always finds time to give back when he can. After all, he’s all about standing up and speaking out for what – and whom – he believes in. Aside from doing a story on Oliver

Scholars on CNN, Don became involved with the organization himself after being honored by them at their dinner gala. He eventually joined their board and now volunteers at their center and speaks to kids at school whenever possible. He also served as the emcee for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s “Ladies Who Lunch for a Cure,” which was hosted at a private Upper East Side residence, and he tries to help out with the causes he believes in, despite his busy, non-stop schedule. While he loves his primetime spot, Don enjoys breaking away from the breaking news cycle in the summer and retreating to his home in Sag Harbor with his fiancé, Tim Malone, a broker at Corcoran whom he got engaged to in April. “I love spending time with my fiancée and my two dogs. We try to get away to Long Island as much as possible. I love spending time with friends at the beach and just having a normal, everyday life rather than being

inundated with the news cycle. I don’t really have any summer plans except I want my family to come up and spend time with me. Long Island has some of the most beautiful water and sites, and in the summer, it’s really spectacular. I love hosting them; it’s a place we can all be together and don’t have to worry about traveling, and it’s something I feel fortunate to have.” While they are still figuring out where and when they are going to tie the knot, Lemon and the love of his life are most likely going to make things official in the spring or summer of next year in either New York, New Orleans or on Long island – or they might just go to City Hall. No matter where they wind up, they are ready to wind up together forever! Where do you go after primetime? Well, the way things are looking for Lemon, he is going to remain on primetime and in his own prime for a long time!

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LULU KITCHEN AND BAR Love at First Bite By Julie Sagoskin Photo by Doug Young


ou will fall in love at first bite when you dig your fork into the freshly prepared fish and other flame-grilled specialties at Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor. Chef Philippe Corbet, who joined the Montauk Asset Holdings team in 2016, launched Lulu Kitchen and Bar, which is now in its very successful third season, with a menu built around a custom wood-fired grill. The Hamptons might be known as a summer spot, but Lulu serves up lunch and dinner seven days a week, year-round, so you don’t have to long for Lulu’s delectable dishes once the season comes to an end! With summer in full swing, Chef Corbet explains, “Everything is flourishing this season, the fruits and the vegetables, so it’s very exciting, and we simplified the menu. It’s so busy around here now, so we’re going to be bringing out more specials and more seafood. We’re having fun with the menu and trying to be authentic with what our surroundings are here. I’ve been on Long Island for 18 years, and I’ve really seen the Hamptons grow. There are more farms, the products are great and the prices are getting better.” Corbet, a culinary genius who has created a menu full of fresh and local products, trained in France, including in Michelin-star-rated restaurants, before bringing his creative concepts to Long Island’s most

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sophisticated spots. After joining Montauk Asset Holdings, he opened up the kitchen at Arbor in Montauk, and now he serves his loyal clientele at Lulu Kitchen and Bar with his wood-burning cuisine as well as at Duryea’s Lobster Deck in Montauk. “I started cooking in France in 1994, went to school for four years and worked in numerous Michelinstar-rated restaurants. When I came to America, I fell in love with the Hamptons, and then I wanted to experience the New York City vibe. As a chef, I think this location is very important; it’s the capital of the culinary world, there are so many different cooking styles and the city is just incredible. I did a year at Bouley and then came back to Long Island and got lucky. I met Steven Jauffrineau, the managing director of the group. I worked with him, and at the end of that summer, he offered me the position. I said I wanted a wood-fire grill, which I think is very special. It’s very flavorful but very raw and intense, and combined with the vegetables and seafood we have around here, the grill in the summer is the best. We are starting to have farms with meat and ducks, so it’s even better. We’re now in our third season, and they wanted to keep me around and offered me a partnership I couldn’t refuse; it was perfect for me.” Summer might be great grilling season, but Lulu

Kitchen and Bar is just as delightful in the dreary winter months. “When we first opened the doors here, we felt that it was a very happy place. It feels like we’ve been open for 20 years; it has all the feelings of comfort, especially with the wood-fire grill. My favorite time to be in the restaurant is in the winter. I love the smell of the fireplace and the cozy flame.” This inventive chef, who loves playing with flavors, earning him a large fanbase, continually travels in search of tasty delicacies, and he even went to Israel last winter in order to get a better idea of what he wanted to do with his team. During the trip, Chef Corbet realized that “simplicity is key, especially in the summer here. We had a tomato salad with a little vinegar, and the product was so shiny and just wonderful, it was hard to explain. There was nothing that needed to be done to make it better. In winter, it’s harder to get local produce, but in July and August, we really have beautiful produce here and work with local vendors and farms. We re-visited the menu just last week and now have lamb, simply marinated and grilled, with a fresh cucumber salad and a lot of fresh herbs. I’m also using fresh trout from Upstate New York, and it’s really delicious. I just brought leeks to the menu as well, served steamed and grilled on the wood oven with an almond vinaigrette and finished with olive oil. It’s all very simple and healthy, but all the flavors are there.”

He might hail from the French Alps on the border of Switzerland and Italy, but Chef Corbet has made the Hamptons his home and pays homage to his family’s foodie history. While he has fulfilled his dream of creating classic and inspired dishes, Corbet didn’t always fantasize about being in the food business.

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“My father was a health inspector and my grandfather had a two-star Michelin restaurant, so I grew up around food, and the last thing I wanted to be was a chef because I realized that type of life was hard. I hardly got to see my grandfather on vacation or even at Christmas, but then I got the chance to start cooking and I understood everything after that. I worked with a Michelin-star chef and something clicked; I enjoyed it right away. I had very good mentors and they showed me that it’s demanding and hard work, but if you’re passionate about cooking, you have to do it, and it brought me here. When I came to the US, I was 24 and couldn’t speak English, and one of my friends, a chef, told me to come with him, and I moved here. I never thought I would be working here in America and growing this fast. It was a journey, but it was a fun journey. It’s a hard life but if you love it, it’s a wonderful life.” It might be a lot of work, but Corbet and his kitchen team, which triples in size in the summer, are full of passion, which translates to very palatable plates. If you are lucky enough to get a table at Lulu in the summer, you can experience some of their creative cocktails and diverse dishes, ranging from Grilled Spanish Octopus – one of Chef Corbet’s favorites – to Shakshuka, succulent steaks, vegetable platters, fresh fish, pizza, pasta and many more mouthwatering creations. He might be savoring his sweet success – and rightfully so – but Chef Corbet has stayed humble and listens to his customers as well as the critics. “The food scene is always changing, and I’m still learning every day. I’ve been cooking for 25 years, and making time to listen makes me better. Just the other day in fact, a young chef showed me a new way to cook things. When I opened my first restaurant on Long Island, I was 28 years old, and I listened to my customers so I got busier. I was friendly with my customers, and I would go to the bar and ask locals what they wanted to eat. I changed the menu, but I was still proud of what I was doing. You might be cooking for passion, but the person is still paying the bill!”

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When you dine at Lulu Kitchen and Bar, you get both dinner and a show – after all, with their open kitchen located right in the middle of the restaurant, guests can munch while watching the magic happen! Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner or a lively party, Lulu Kitchen and Bar offers an intimate private dining room, so you can host the perfect celebration, family feast or soiree this season. Your summer just got a lot sweeter! Dine at their other location, Duryeas in Montauk, where you can dig into Duryea’s Royal Tower featuring lobster, king crab, pearl oysters, snow crab claws, jumbo shrimp, little neck clams and tuna tartare, as well as their other tantalizing seafood towers. They even have a seafood market and farmer’s market, so you can pick up fresh products, and even a lobster to-go!

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Tavern on the Green When it comes to some of the most innovative food in one of the most whimsical spots in all of New York City, the grass really is greener on the other side at Tavern on the Green! This iconic restaurant, which is steeped in history, will take you back in time. After all, this landmark space has served up their signature dishes to everyone from presidents to royalty since 1934 and was originally built to house the sheep that grazed in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow. While this well-known restaurant has been around for a while, their menu continues to evolve with new dishes and fresh, seasonal ingredients. This very special spot, nestled in the park, underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. Now, it welcomes a whole new generation of both residents and tourists alike to experience this palatable and peaceful part of New York. Their towering seafood towers feature East and West Coast Oysters, Littleneck Clams, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Snow Crab Claws, and Alaskan King Crab Legs, while their signature dishes are farm-to-table fresh. With Avocado Poached Eggs and Brioche French Toast, when it comes to brunch at Tavern on the Green, go big or go home! Central Park, W 67th St. New York, NY 10023 212.877.8684 Speakeasy Magick at The McKittrick Hotel Gear up for Speakeasy Magick performances at The McKittrick Hotel’s latest entertainment desti-

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nation, The Club Car. The McKittrck Hotel, home of the wildly popular Sleep No More, will now host an extra magical late-night performance on Saturdays due to popular demand, perfect for long summer nights or if you don’t feel like going to sleep right after Sleep No More! Become immersed in the underground world of mystery and magic as you are transported to the top floor of the hotel in a vintage elevator car. Step into The Club Car where you fill find a live jazz pianist and cozy tables, so you can get ready for a night of surprises which you’ll only find at Speakeasy Magick – while sipping on barrel-aged cocktails poured table side. Prepare to be mesmerized by the city’s top magicians with performances running Thursdays through Saturdays. Todd Robbins, who has performed on Broadway and around the world, in addition to appearing on Monday Night Magic and Criss Angel, will host an enchanting evening featuring up-close-and-personal prestidigitation and parlor magic at The Club Car each week, so get ready to sit back and enjoy this riveting ride! 542 W. 27th St. New York, NY 10001 Oro Restaurant When it comes to traditional and tasty Italian cooking, Oro Restaurant is the gold standard. After all, oro means “gold” in Italian! Father and son team Walter and Mike Celic are bringing fresh and innovative plates to the emerging Long Island City food scene with their innovative menus and contemporary design. Their sleek space, which

features a 200-bottle air-cooled wine display, modern lighting and floor-to-ceiling Thep windows, is perfect for both intimate dinners and large parties. From the moment you step into Oro, this family-run team will make you feel like you’re part of their big, fat, Italian family! Savor their seasonal flavors with delectable dishes ranging from Seafood Risotto to Rigatoni Primavera, in addition to succulent steaks, an extensive raw bar and fresh salads. Sip on a signature drink or enjoy innovative cuisine in the chic yet comfortable dining room, or at their long bar area where you can people watch, or more importantly, Meatball Parmigiana watch! Their farm-to-table ingredients make this one of the freshest finds in the area! From Chicken Cacciatore to Crispy Calamari pizza and pastas, you’ll be longing to go back to this Long Island City spot! You can taste the love put into each dish, which you can pair perfectly with a glass of Chianti Classico or Cabernet from their extensive wine list. 41-17 Crescent St. Long Island City, NY 11101 718.729.1801 The Usual With so many healthy and delectable dishes, you’re sure to find a favorite, and will soon be asking for your usual at The Usual! Start your day off right – and more importantly tast-

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ing right, with their Banana Toast, made with multigrain, hazelnut butter, toasted hazelnuts, banana and honey, as well their Grapefruit Brûlée, featuring toasted sesame seeds and rainbow microgreen. Once you go for their BrunchaPalooza, which consists of everything from smoked salmon to fried chicken, you won’t go back – to boring brunches that is! You will be extra happy when you come for Happy Hour, and even happier when you check out Burger Happy Hour! From the Triple Cheeseburger to the very unusual The Usual Burger, made with two patties and garlic aioli, you will find innovative twists on all your favorite dishes! Chef Alvin Cailan serves up amazing American comfort food while Beverage Director Anthony Cailan has some sweet cocktails for you to sip on! From the tasty Teriyaki Bowl to their famed Jambon Burerre, with prosciutto, cotto and butter on a baguette, your taste buds are sure to go on a very creative culinary adventure! They also serve salads, pasta and other unique comfort foods. 30 Kenmare St. New York, NY 10012 Kirsh Bakery and Kitchen If you want comfort food in a comfortable atmosphere, come to Kirsh Bakery and Kitchen, an Upper West Side staple known for its breakfast, brunch and of course, the area’s best bakery items! Owners Dan and Anat Kirsh, who are also partners in an award-winning Jerusalem brasserie, have brought their hospitality expertise and high quality food to New York City!

Bite into their famous French Toast, as well as sweet and savory danishes, including the mouthwatering Mascarpone Cream and Mixed Berry Jam, Goat Cheese Bureka, Chocolate Hazelnut, Cinnamon and Pear, and Banana Walnut Caramel. The bakery also serves up Shortbread, Chocolate Orange Crinkle, Pistachio Ricotta Cake, Tiramisu and Cremeschnitt, plus a selection of fresh fruitfilled pies, which pair perfectly with their locally roasted Irving Farm coffees. Their freshly baked seeded sourdough, potato rosemary sourdough, milk bread, flutes, wheatgerm and other breads, as well as their cakes and rolls, are served in the restaurant for an extra delicious dining experience! From their Shepherd Salad made with a Bucheron Za’atar spice mix, dry mint and olives, to hearty dishes including Beef Stroganoff, Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Beet and Pomegranate, plus Chicken Cordon Bleu and Quinoa with Tumeric Vegetable Stew, you are sure to love these palatable plates with seasonal and exotic spices. Whether you want a pick-me-up, a homemade pastry or a catering platter, this cozy spot is the perfect place for whatever you’re craving! 551 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10024 212.951.1123 Wagamama Make your way over to Asian fusion eatery Wagamama and try their new Nama Spicy Tuna and


Shichimi Tofu Summer Bowls which will be available in all of their New York and Boston locations. Wagamama will have your tongue wagging with their new bowls which were inspired by the poke trend and Ryokucha, or green tea, noodle teppanyaki. These light dishes featuring spicy flavors are sure to heat up your summer and are perfect for outdoor picnics! Their cuisine, which is inspired by food from all over Asia, has garnered a cult-like following due to their innovative and fresh food served in a fun atmosphere. Wagamama takes their food and philosophy to nourish both body and soul seriously – their summer bowls were created with the concept of “kokoro,” meaning spirit, heart and mind. Their newly introduced bowls which are bursting with authentic spices will keep you satisfied all summer long, especially when paired with Wagamama’s signature cocktails which you can enjoy at their locations featuring outdoor patios. Nothing else will do after you try the Nama Spicy Tuna made with sliced, marinated and lightly seared tuna which is served on a bed of brown rice with tomatoes, cucumber, edamame and radish with goma (sesame seed) seaweed, pickles, spicy mayo and miso dressing. From their new Teppanyaki to the tasty Tofu Bowl, as well as the Avant Gard’n, back by popular demand, your summer is starting to look very sweet! 210 5th Ave. at W 26th St. New York, NY 10010 212.920.6233 | 45


BEST ROOFTOPS Raise the Roof This Summer By Julie Sagoskin


tep onto the Crown Rooftop at 50 Bowery where you can enjoy their “Royal Summer” seasonal experience high above the concrete jungle. Enjoy music by renowned DJs, acoustic sets, curated art installations and weekend brunch parties all summer-lovin’ long! You can be sure that you are totally crushing summer when you sip on their Royally Crushed cocktail featuring vodka, crushed grapes, lime and pineau des charentes rouge, as well as other creative concoctions by Concrete Hospitality Group beverage director Gates Otsuji. You can also chow down on dishes such as their Classic Lobster Roll, Backyard Burgers and Fluke Crudo Tostada, which are perfect for sharing, so you can be sure to savor them all! With stunning skyline views, plush seating and floor-to-ceiling windows, you can take in all summer has to offer in style! Enjoy mouthwatering meat dishes atop STK Rooftop in the city’s trendy Meatpacking District. You will

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be saying a big hello to summer in this swanky space, which offers unparalleled views and wine pairings. Overlook the High Line while enjoying a delicious dinner as a DJ spins beats every night of the week. From the Dry-Aged Delmonico to the Cowgirl Ribeye, ride into summer with savory dishes and creative cocktails! Rosé all day at Rosé Terrace, 15 stories above the Mondrian Hotel. From the Roserita to the Frose, cool off on these hot summer nights with refreshing drinks and very chic surroundings. Enjoy light bites such as a Pork Belly Tostado or Heirloom Tomato Salad along with another glass of rosé, or rosé cotton candy! Your summer is definitely starting to look sweeter already! Peer out onto stunning views at R17, a restaurant and cocktail lounge hidden atop Pier 17 in the Seaport District. With craft cocktails, seasonal bites and

spritzes, plus a DJ every Wednesday, this is going to be your favorite summer spot! Sit back and relax on their multiple terraces while you look out on the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Bring on summer and raise the roof at R17! For the ultimate summer spot, look no further than the Lookup, a comfortable and dynamic space featuring fun and fruity cocktails, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and beer that has been carefully selected by their hospitality team. You can even try a pitcher of their cocktails, which are big enough to serve your whole group so you can get summer started off right! From pressed bar sandwiches to their rose sangria and flavored popcorn, including Truffle Parmesan and Thyme and Sea Salt, their scrumptious selections are sure to keep you satisfied all summer long!

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VOLAGE SPARKLING ROSÉ Add Shimmer to Your Summer By Julie Sagoskin


ooking for a sparkling rosé wine made from the best grapes for a sophisticated addition to your table or party? VOLAGE AOP Crémant de Loire Rosé is the perfect rosé for you! Founder François-Xavier Chaillou, a former executive at high-end luxury wine producers including Veuve Clicquot and Vintus, has achieved his initial mission to bring you the most affordable and high-quality sparkling rosé produced in the same way as the most famous Champagne. Four years ago, after having a hard time finding a good glass of rosé Champagne that wasn’t astronomically priced in New York City restaurants, Chaillou set his sights on the Loire Valley. The region is similar in latitude to the Champagne region and has a long history of producing both quality sparkling wine and benchmark Cabernet Franc grapes, which he considers ideal for rosé. He collaborated with Loire specialist Chris Hardy of Charles Sydney Wines, Ltd., a renowned wine export broker, and tasted over 70 different wines from small and large producers. He eventually discovered Domaine du Landreau in Val du Layon, a commune in the Maine-et-Loire part of western France. It is due to the vineyard’s unique soil, climate and expressive grape variety that Chaillou was able to create an innovative “grower Crémant.” Chaillou created his first wine with winemaker Elodie Battais and consultant extraordinaire Patrick Leon using hand-harvested grapes at peak maturity. The wine is made in the méthode traditionnelle, like Champagne, where the second fermentation is achieved directly in the bottle. The significant difference with VOLAGE is that it is aged for three years in the bottle (whereas the law in the Loire Valley requires only nine months). Coincidentally, this is the same length of time that a vintage Champagne requires. “If you want to make a sparkling wine at the level of Champagne, you have to put all the proper techniques into it in order to bring it to that next level. For VOLAGE, that means using better quality grapes from the well-established vines of a single vineyard, a long second fermentation and low sugar level,” he explained. VOLAGE, a perfect addition to your summer days—or nights—doesn’t have much added sugar, only 3 grams of dosage per liter, so you can enjoy the wine and better maintain your beach body all summer long. VOLAGE satisfies in both substance and style, with a sophisticated bottle reminiscent of an art nouveau perfume bottle. The name VOLAGE, which comes from a saying about birds flying away from their cage, in addition to having been a symbol of the suffragettes in France, is all about the idea of freedom. You too can feel free this season when you fill up your glass with VOLAGE, the best-looking and best-tasting bottle of sparkling rosé around! For more information contact: French American Brands at 646-541-7000 Volage is available in Manhattan at Schumer’s on E 54th 212.355.0940 |

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Come in First Place When You Serve These Winning Wines By Julie Sagoskin


f you want to impress your guests this summer, make sure you have plenty of light bites, and more importantly, a variety of wines, ranging from Pinot Noir to Pinot Gris, to ensure you remain the empress of entertaining! The summer is about to get even hotter when you serve 2017 Firesteed Willamette Valley Pinot Gris. By blending several vineyard sources, you can truly taste the varietal fruit character of the Pinot Gris grape. The Crenshaw melon and citrus aromas meld with flavors of tropical fruit, citrus and Bosque pear, giving it broad texture and bright acidity. This grape was harvested under ideal conditions, meaning you will definitely be given the title of hostess with the mostess when you serve it this season along with some cheese and crackers! Whether you serve it poolside or on the patio, BR Cohn 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from the

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various Sonoma County appellations in an effort to find a mix of citrus, floral and tropical notes, will turn your summer up a notch! Your soiree is about to get even cooler with this complex blend which is also known for its diversity in the fruit characters indicative in Sauvignon Blanc. With notes of lemongrass, this blend pairs perfectly with lemon and basil grilled chicken, grilled trout with lemon and fresh herbs, chilled shellfish, and especially sushi, so you can entertain in style all summer long! If you want to give your guests something delightful to sip on this season, Fort Ross Winery Sea Slopes Chardonnay 2016 will have them talking – about how you know how to entertain! Sea Slopes is inspired by the Sonoma Coast - after all, the cool climate produces top quality fruit and gives the wine its purity and elegance. With layers of apricot, golden plum and lemon tart, you and your guests will feel refreshed all day and night long!

No brunch would be complete without a glass of Anaba 2018 Rosé of Grenache, which you will definitely want to cheers with due to its notes of white peach, wild raspberry, grapefruit, and honey crisp apple. The grapes used for this Rhône-varietal are sourced from Landa Vineyard, and will add vibrancy to your palate, no matter where you are hosting a party this summer! Whether you are hosting a cocktail hour or intimate dinner, you will want to pick up a bottle – or maybe ten – of Masút Vineyard & Winery 2016 Pinot Noir. With intense red and dark fruits and hints of vanilla and anise, this seductive and silky blend is sure to turn any gathering into a party! From fruity to complex, serving these wines will enhance your summer soiree with every sip!

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ABU DHABI A City of Tomorrow By Hillary Latos


ne of the most fascinating cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is truly unique. The UAE capital is an extraordinary destination, where respect for the past informs the present and shapes the future. Since the UAE was established in 1971, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has preserved and restored countless beautifully ornate cultural centres, palaces, mosques, forts and other landmarks, a treasure trove for anyone keen to learn about the country’s rich history and culture. It is a diverse emirate, with desert escapes, oases, mountains, white sandy beaches with warm clear waters and desert islands; it balances ancient heritage monuments with a modern, cosmopolitan capital city that will exceed your wildest expectations. Cultural Attractions In partnership with the Louvre in France, Louvre Abu Dhabi is a modern architectural marvel which was designed by Jean Nouvel. Situated on Saadiyat Island, it opened in November 2017 and this breathtaking building, surrounded by water, was inspired by traditional Islamic architecture with interconnecting buildings and a central area topped by a silver dome. Light is diffused in such a way as to bathe the space in a ‘rain of light’. The

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museum’s central theme celebrates the universal creativity of mankind and invites audiences to see humanity in a new light, exploring expressions of communication and art that span from ancient times to today and transcend civilizations, geography and time.

history of the United Arab Emirates and its vision to the future. Take the time to explore the Library for an enriching journey into Arabic culture and history.

The majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the most important architectural treasures of the UAE. It was commissioned by the late UAE President and ruler of Abu Dhabi, HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and can house more than 40,000 worshippers, many of whom kneel to pray on the world’s largest hand-made carpet, which measures 5,627 square metres and took 1,200 women two years to make. This gleaming beacon of culture is one of the most beautiful landmarks in the world with its incredible tile work, breathtaking setting, and striking architecture which is ranked as one of the world’s top landmarks.

Qasr al Hosn started its life in the 1760s, when its original round tower was built as a watchtower to protect the fresh water which was recently discovered at that time. Qasr al Hosn is seen as the symbol of Abu Dhabi’s birthplace and over the years it has been transformed into the impressive palace it is today and has seen a number of stages in its development. The site now tells the remarkable history of the city. No expense has been spared in building Abu Dhabi’s newest attraction, Qasr al Watan. This gorgeous and opulent palace is adorned with intricate inlaid marble mosaics and regal stately rooms that also house priceless artifacts that offer guests an intimate insight into the Arab heritage and the governing principles that shaped the Yas Island is home to the impressive Yas Marina, lots of adrenaline-fuelled activities and familyfocussed theme parks, stunning golf courses, and Abu Dhabi’s Formula 1 race track, Yas Marina

Circuit. The impressive track attracts thousands of fans every year for the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Where to Stay For a luxurious beach vacation stay at the gleaming new 5-star Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort which sits on Saadiyat Island’s prime beach. The light-filled lobby has sweeping ocean views and the sophisticated and sprawling suites are bathed in a soothing palette of light blue and beige that reflects understated luxury. Relax in the tub in the serene bathroom or enjoy an alfresco aperitif on the ensuite terrace overlooking the beach and pools. Cool off in one of the resort’s serene infinity pools or spend the day on the floury white sand beach and dip into the warm aquamarine waters. Stay in the centre of the action at the Abu Dhabi Edition hotel in the downtown district on the waterfront of Al Bateen marina. This modern and chic 5-star hotel features 198 guest rooms and 57 exclusively serviced residences that reflect Ian Schrager’s inimitable style. The striking and modern exterior was inspired by a fishing net that is cast on this curved building and the minimalist rooms are luxuriously appointed with plush beds and pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, a chaise lounge and private balconies overlooking the marina. Three signature restaurants, two pools, two state-of-the-art fitness centres and spa with seven treatment rooms are also available for hotel guests. Where to Dine For traditional Emirati cuisine, dine at Emirates Palace’s award-winning restaurant Mezlai, which was designed to recall an airy Bedouin tent with a décor and vast menu inspired by the heritage and geography of the UAE. Mezlai creates dishes with ingredients from the sea, mountains, oases and desert in the region. The menu features decadent updates on Arabian staples, featuring ingredients, such as za’atar, camel and dates, and introducing the unexpected flavours of saffron, rosewater and hand-picked wild oregano. dining/restaurants/mezlai

Indulge in perfectly grilled steaks and international fare at the sophisticated and elegantly appointed Oak Room at the Edition Abu Dhabi. Despite its oak paneled walls and old world décor it sports a rock’n’roll edge with artwork inspired by British rock icons. The kitchen is run by one of Britain’s youngest rising chefs, Tom Aikens, who received his first Michelin star at 26. The crown jewel of the menu is the thick cut steaks hailing from around the world served with mouthwatering mains, but the seafood fare is also exquisitely prepared.

you have been transported to Thailand. Enjoy Anantara’s signature Thai classics such as their spicy papaya salad, grilled Tiger Prawns with a lemon grass chili dressing, Thai curries, grilled satays, stir fried Thai basil and chili dishes, grilled fish in banana leaves, and one of the best Tom Yung Kung (spicy sour prawn) soups you will ever taste. Enjoy a zen moment at this soothing oasis enhanced by the traditional Thai instrumental music as you savour fine Thai cuisine.

inspired décor. By night sit under the stars and relish in the serenity of the open desert.

Further Afield About three hours outside of Abu Dhabi is the world’s largest sand desert – the Empty Quarter. Literally translating as ‘A Mirage in the Desert’, the 5-star Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in the Liwa desert perfectly captures the exotic spirit of Arabia.

The most exhilarating way to explore the open dunes is to take an adrenaline-fuelled dune bashing ride, but this is not for the faint of heart. Traverse the Liwa Desert’s tallest dunes as you cascade down these ever shifting sands while admiring the breathtaking landscape. Stop atop the dune where Star Wars was filmed for a perfect ‘otherworldly’ photo of this iconic and majestic scenery that hasn’t changed much since the beginning of time.

Ascend 63 floors above Abu Dhabi at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers to reach Ray’s Grill and enjoy 360 degree views over Abu Dhabi to take in the growth of this futuristic city. Not only is Ray’s Grill known for its view but also its range of aged steaks sourced from the finest producers around the world. They also offer a breadth of international dishes that redefine the meaning of fine dining. One of the best Thai restaurants in Abu Dhabi is Pachaylen at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves. This critically acclaimed restaurant blends East and West, serving authentic Thai cuisine in a beautifully refined setting that will feel as though

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As you wind your way through the endless and ever-changing landscapes of vast sand dunes you will feel a sense of serenity as you ‘step back in time’ to the adventurous era of Lawrence of Arabia before you reach this amazing hotel. Relax in the sanctuary of a deluxe terrace room that overlooks endless sand dunes. By day relax on the sun loungers in a spacious room awash in hues of ochre with Moroccan and Arabian

For those looking for privacy, book one of the standalone villas with a private pool overlooking the desert with plenty of sprawling indoor and outdoor living areas. Luxuriously appointed bedrooms and spacious common areas make this an ideal option for families or friends travelling together.

One of the most magical experiences in the desert is the Bedouin-style dinner under the stars at Al Falaj. Feast on freshly barbecued meats and seafood and savour the aromas and flavours of traditional Arabic side dishes. This is a once-in-alifetime experience that you will remember long after your trip.

AN EXTRAORDINARY LUXURY EXPERIENCE IN THE RIVIERA MAYA The Royal Hideaway Playacar, an adults only hotel, represents the evolution of an all-inclusive resort. Located alongside one of the Riviera Maya’s most beautiful beaches, stunning design, exquisite culinary offerings, relaxing spa, and much more come together to achieve a new level of excellence. Royal Hideaway Playacar boasts the AAA-Four Diamond award distinction, is a member of Leading Hotels of The World and is also included in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2019 Star Awards in the category of “Recommended Hotels.”


JAMAICA Annual Visionaries’ Summit By Hillary Latos


he Visionaires’ Summit hosted by the Destination Experience is an annual highlight in Jamaica held in Kingston which brings together a broad mix of business titans, world leaders, royalty, celebrities, and international press over a three day event. From this platform, a high level of networking occurs to connect global investment, innovation, and influence into new markets to create enterprising outcomes and mutually beneficial transformative growth. Since its inception, Destination Experience has convened a community controlling resources in excess of $140 billion and has seeded over $300 million in investments across a variety of sectors including real estate, energy, finance, and the creative industries. Former President Obama called this “An innovative platform for the promotion of entrepreneurship and a unique

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business catalyst.” The events attract bold global luminaries including Wes Edens – Co-Founder and Chairman, Fortress Investment Group; Dr. Patrick Byrne – Founder and Chairman,; Wayne Hewett – Former CEO, GE Advanced Materials, Board Member Wells Fargo and Home Depot; Michael Lee-Chin – Founder and Chairman, Portland Holdings; Hon. Andrew Holness – Prime Minister of Jamaica; Hon. Mia Mottley – Prime Minister of Barbados and many more. The man behind Destination Experience is architect turned entrepreneur Sir Kirk-Anthony Hamilton. He has spent the last few years dedicated to shifting the image on Kingston , Jamaica and the wider Caribbean with noteable success. His mission is to demystify the region where he was born and showcase it as an investment destination ripe with opportunity beyond sun, sand and sea. Jamaica especially had a reputation for a gritty culture and gloomy

economy, but an economic turnaround currently underway signals the success of Hamilton’s efforts. During the day long summit at the trendy Spanish Court Hotel, high level conversations and panels centered around themes such as technology and the fourth industrial revolution, transformation for growth in the digital revolution, creating a culture that encourages inclusion to stimulate a collective genius, artificial intelligence’s influence in shaping the future of finance, and Bitcoin as the world’s new currency. Also highlighted was globalization and crossing frontiers into international markets and the upside of investing in Jamaica. Amongst the business leaders who spoke at the summit were Ann-Marie Campbell- Executive Vice President, Home Depot, Jeff Pulver- Co

founder of Vonage, Mr. Michael Wright- CEO Inno-life Sciences, Andrew Mahfood-CEO, Wisynco Group, one of the island’s largest food and beverage distributors; PB Scott ChairmanThe Musson Group, a diversified conglomerate based in Jamaica with operations spanning as far as New Zealand; Jimmy Nyugen- Founder and CEO of nChain, and Diane Edwards-President JAMPRO, Jamaica’s Trade and Promotions Agency. While insights and new ideas were discussed at the one day summit, new relationships were being forged at the various glitzy networking events and dinners, showcasing an expected side of Kingston which has remained largely undiscovered by international media. To kick off the summit, speakers and VIP guests were treated to a night of Jamaican hospitality at a cocktail reception held at Peter Bunting’s private

residence in the hills that was reminiscent of a glittery party in Cannes or West Hollywood. Bunting is a successful businessman who made his fortune in the investment arena and has now dedicated himself to public service. Following the summit was the Masters’ of Industry Reception and dinner sponsored by Appleton Rum that was held at the Mercedes Benz showroom and celebrated, “The Art of Innovation.” Leading the discussion was Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG who discussed the timely subjectCapitalism, Inclusiveness, and Innovation within the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In his capacity he has seen the wave of change within the workforce and addressed the importance of the changing workforce and how to adjust the mindset to today’s needs in the workplace. The second presentation was an intimate fireside chat

between Peter Henry Blair, Dean Emiritus, NYU Stern School of Business and Dr. Nigel Clarke, the Minister of Finance as they discussed Third World Strategies for First World Growth. Finally the evening ended with a bang with Tim Hentschel, cofounder and CEO of, who discussed the digital revolution’s impact on the travel industry and what the future holds. For a festive ending to the three day experience, speakers and select attendees flocked to the beautiful and historic Terra Nova Hotel’s Regency Room Restaurant for an intimate Influencer Dinner. Guests were kindly encouraged to sit next to a stranger over dinner in order to foster new relationships and meet at least 2 new people and engage in lively conversations. This concept has created many thriving business relationships. | 57

The Newly Minted S Hotel - Montego Bay While Kingston is known as the business center of Jamaica, Montego Bay epitomizes the idyllic picture perfect Caribbean paradise of white sand beaches and aquamarine waters; it is also the fastest growing citiy in the Caribbean. One of the newest luxury hotels to arise on Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip” on the newly christened Jimmy Cliff Drive (We had the awesome opportunity to meet the music legend in Kingston) is the S Hotel which overlooks Jamaica’s famed Doctor’s Cave Beach. This modern and chic 120 room boutique hotel channels the modern trendsetting vibe of Miami or Mykonos combining urban sophistication with the resort lifestyle. The stark white minimalist décor contrasts beautifully with the turquoise waters of the ocean and pool and white sand beaches. The S is the sister property to the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, where the Destination Experience has been hosted for the past three years. In many ways the S marks the revival of the Hip Strip, a once popular tourist hub which had succumb to the challenges of Jamaica’s economy with shuttered stores and dormant buildings is

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now on the cusp of thriving again. The owner of the S also opened Usain Bolt’s Track’s and Records beside the hotel and a Starbucks serving Blue Mountain coffee marks global interest in the once forgotten strip. One of the highlights at this highly Instagrammable hotel is their sky deck glass walled infinity pool on the fifth and sixth floors. From the pool or beach below you can see right through this floating oasis of turquoise water to admire the action in the pool. Relax in a cabana or lounger with panoramic views of the ocean and Doctor’s Cave Beach and grab a cocktail from their bar and lounge for one of the best sunset vistas on the island. Other places to cool off include the expansive main pool area punctuated with vibrant red umbrellas, swim-out sunbeds, and loungers for a lazy day under the sun. Take the time to explore one of Jamaica’s most famous beaches, Doctor’s Cave Beach, once believed to have therapeutic powers that lies just in front of the pool with a dedicated area just for hotel guests.

Taste the fresh flavors of Jamaica from Rocksteady, and internationally focused restaurant that serves regional and international seafood with a local flair. The restaurant’s vibrant design features prints by famed Jamaican artist Michael Thompson in a cozy, luxurious, and air-conditioned atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast in the more casual eatery, Marketplace that serves a bountiful buffet highlighting Caribbean and international specialties with indoor and al fresco seating. Sleep in luxury in the modern and chic Ocean View Junior Suite with an ensuite balcony offering breathtaking views over the Caribbean Sea. Relax in the generously sized bathroom complete with a free standing soaking tub or walk in shower with three showerheads and spa amenities. Let the sounds of the ocean and gentle breeze lull you to sleep in the sumptuous bed as you awake in paradise. The Destination Experience and S Hotel will later this year partner on a Wellness Retreat, where luxury will meet health and well being.


TIERRA ATACAMA Chill Out in Chile By Julie Sagoskin


ou will experience a world of moonlike valleys, high altitude lagoons, adventures in the Atacama Desert and of course, luxurious accommodations when you check-in at Tierra Atacama, located in the northern desert of Chile. Whether you take off on unforgettable and personalized excursions or spend the day in serenity at their spa, this property will take your breath away! Lose yourself in the desert landscape around this sustainable boutique hotel, which was designed by some of Chile’s most renowned architects. From fire pits on the outdoor terrace to volcano hiking, Tierra Atacama will leave you in awe! This charming property, situated on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama, is just a short walk or bicycle ride away from town. The hotel’s expert guides customize a variety of exciting excursions so you are guaranteed to have the most memorable trip of your life amidst the majestic beauty of Chile. Sit back and enjoy the sensational views that surround you at this surreal spot high up in the

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Altiplano. With sand dunes, canyons, hot springs and geysers, you will experience the beauty of nature like never before. Get comfortable in Tierra’s guestrooms where you will find touches of local culture in every detail, from handwoven throws to cowhide rugs and llama figures carved from the volcanic rock of nearby Toconao. Enjoy views of the Andes mountain range, Licancabur Volcano or the Cordillera de Sal all day and night long. Retreat to your own private oasis in the intimate Oriente Room where you will get a good night’s rest in a large canopy bed facing sliding glass doors. You can peer out onto Atacama’s most famous peak from your private terrace and choose between interconnecting indoor and outdoor showers. For more spacious rooms with subtle touches and spellbinding views, you’ll want to put down your bags in the Poniente Room. Shower outdoors under star-studded skies or look out at solar plant fields as you lounge around in your light and airy space. For larger groups, the expansive Family

Room, which spans two floors, can accommodate up to six people. With two twin rooms downstairs and a master bedroom upstairs, each featuring their own en suite bathroom, you can bring all your family and friends! After a long day of horseback riding or volcano hiking, unwind at Uma Spa, where you will find treatments inspired by ancient therapies and the desert climate. Bathe in the waters of their al fresco hot tub or take a dip in their infinity pool—after all, you will want to stay in this earthy and elegant hotel till infinity! Uma, meaning “water” in the native Aymara language, is at the heart of many of their holistic treatments. Get wrapped up in relaxation and rejuvenation with body wraps, facials and alternative therapies using volcanic mud and desert herbs. Their health and expedition experts have even created special treatments that pair perfectly with each excursion, meaning you can relieve your soreness after a day in the saddle.

With a tasty twist on north Chilean cuisine, the restaurant at Tierra Atacama features light dishes made of local produce. From colorful salads to Peruvian corn, they have many palatable plates. Look out onto the desert from the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows while digging into decadent dishes and desserts, such as their sweet kuchen cake—a Chilean favorite. With raw stone walls and white drapes, you will feel as if you are part of the natural landscape. You will definitely want to raise a glass and say cheers to your time in paradise with a perfectly paired Chilean wine! Find your bliss as you bike around the area’s most scenic spots with experienced guides. You will be amazed by the beauty of Atacama as you ride along the banks of the San Pedro River before arriving at the Quebrada del Diablo, “Devil’s Canyon,” a dried-up riverbed with walls of red clay. You can also set out to explore the “Ojos del Salar,” two small pools of fresh water in the middle of the desert, before heading to the Tebinquinche waterhole and riding—literally—into the spectacular sunset. Discover Death Valley if you dare. Ride downhill and enjoy divine views of the Cordillera del Sal. The salt concentration is so high here, you can even float away, but make sure you’re back in time for dinner to enjoy some of their fine Chilean fare! From climbing the Lascar Volcano, the most active volcano in northern Chile, to being mesmerized by the myriad of peaks at Moon Valley, you will find the region’s most treasured spots during your trek. For a truly special experience in this scenic desert, guides will take you on a walking tour below the lunar landscape at night. You can even stop to make a campfire under the magical Atacama moonlight. Depending on when you take your tour, you could see anything from the rings of Saturn to supernovas—this will be one super excursion! This serene spot is also fully sustainable. That’s right, Tierra Atacama is the very first hotel in all of South America to produce solar-powered electricity with a hybrid system that meets the hotel’s daily energy demand. If you’re looking to explore the rest of this resplendent region, Tierra Chiloe, located off the coast of Northern Patagonia, is the perfect place for becoming immersed in rich culture and lush landscapes. Overlooking the islands of the southern archipelago, the Tierra Chiloe invites you to explore local traditions as well as savory, simple and locally sourced seafood. The hotel, built with a sustainable geometric design that reflects the “palafitos” of the island (houses on stilts over the sea) features handmade textiles and woodcarvings, as well as contemporary Chilean design throughout the space. This Tierra hotel features a dozen new rooms, including two suites and five family rooms, as well as two spa rooms. They also offer their own adventures, such as UNESCO World Heritage churches and plenty of outdoor activities. Tierra hotels always take you where you want to go!


THE SINGULAR SANTIAGO The Singular Best Hotel in Chile By Julie Sagoskin


he Singular Santiago will indeed make you feel like their most special guest with concierge service and personalized attention, but this luxurious hotel has many amenities, dining options and spa treatments to ensure your experience is as comfortable and chic as possible. The Singular, a family-owned hotel where you are treated as part of the family, is the most stylish place to stay in Santiago! Become immersed in the sights and sounds of Santiago during your Singular stay where everything is five-star. After all, the Singular brand has become known for their elegant atmosphere and sophisticated dining, and the Santiago property is at the heart of this haute hotel collection. After you check in, you will be able to check out all the city’s most important historical and cultural elements, which are all right outside your doorstep!

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The upscale yet laidback hotel incorporated the concept of “human scale,” which means each and every guest receives the service that has become synonymous with the Singular collection. This posh Santiago property, located in the middle of an artistic city, also pays tribute to its historically significant surroundings with a neo-classical architectural style. Chilean designer Enrique Concha created an environment of European elegance mixed with modern art, so you will feel welcomed the moment you step inside the hotel. Sit back and relax in your luxurious home away from home, or let loose in Lastarria, Santiago’s cultural and artistic center. With performing arts spaces, museums, public parks and unique shops just a short walk from the hotel, you will find something fun and of course, fundamentally educational, for the whole family. You can also explore the rest of the region by taking a day trip to Valparaiso, or embrace your adventurous side

by traveling to the Atacama Desert of Patagonia. From exclusive dining spots to serene spa treatments, you can glam up or chill out during your Chilean adventure when you stay at the Singular. With over a dozen treatment options ranging from a Singular signature facial to a Celtic foot massage, as well as multiple treatment rooms and couple’s massages, you can experience physical, mental and spiritual harmony at their Singular Wellness Spa. Whether you want to destress with a lymphatic drainage massage or have a full-spa day experience, you will leave looking and feeling as fresh as ever. You can also get in shape at their fully-equipped gym so you won’t need to worry about filling up on fine Chilean fare! Soak up the sun on the hotel’s rooftop bar high above the historical Santa Lucia Hill, which helped play a key part role in the formation of

the city. You can also lounge around on their chaise lounges and outdoor dining tables or sip on signature cocktails at their 26-foot marble bar. Dig into tasty bites at Bar Merced as you get cozy in their comfortable lounge atmosphere, or pick something up at Café 294, the perfect place for an early morning or midday pick-me up. For the ultimate foodie experience, book a table at the Singular Restaurant and enjoy some innovative dishes that will tantalize your taste buds! Chef Hernan Basso creates his culinary masterpieces using classical French techniques and only the freshest locally sourced natural ingredients. From mouthwatering prime meats to succulent seafood, get ready to chow down on some palatable plates at one of Chile’s most wellknown restaurants! After a day of exploring or relaxing at the spa, retreat to tranquility in your Singular Suite, which features traditional and luxurious furniture, a king bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, a separate living room and two marble bathrooms. With a cozy interior and a private living room, the Singular King Rooms have all the space you need for an utterly stylish and well-rested stay. You can also double your fun in the Singular Twin room, which features two double beds. Relax in comfort in the Classic Room complete with Asian designs in every detail, or sleep peacefully in the pleasant and modern Lastarria Room. Bring your best ideas to the hotel’s boardrooms, which are perfect for any size group. For a business dinner or event, guests can enjoy the easily accessible Mulato Gil meeting room, which also features a private terrace. For a more intimate setting, the Tajamares meeting room, which is connected to a private living room, provides a warm and welcoming ambiance. From workshops to lectures, the Bella Artes meeting room, named after the iconic museum in Lastarria, provides the perfect setting for any kind of business activity. If you’re looking for a laidback boardroom, the Forestal offers a comfortable space for a small group, while the Cava is a private room used for dinners and lunches. From personalized service to modern amenities and much more, the Singular is the best place to stay if you want sweet dreams in meticulously appointed suites! | 63


MONTREAL 72 Perfect Hours By Hillary Latos

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s the world’s second largest city in Canada and one of the largest Frenchspeaking cities outside of Paris, Montréal is a captivating blend of old and new that reflects a culturally diverse metropolis with a unique fusion of European and North American culture. Montréal is heralded as Canada’s cultural and artistic hub which blends high fashion with edgy hipster vibes making this a creative and vibrant city. This is most apparent through the city’s more than 100 festivals, making it a mustvisit destination with happenings for every interest year-round. It is also a city that has 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 restaurants 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

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views from which to appreciate this magical city is from the top of the famed Mount Royal which offers stunning 360-degree panoramas of Montréals new skyscrapers mixed with centuriesold architecture set against the St. Lawrence River.

What to See Montreal is a city with a distinctly creative vibe with burgeoning neighborhoods that combine a hip counter culture with chic new eateries and boutiques. Mile End is the hipster neighborhood where you can taste the famous Montreal bagels at Saint Viateur Shop and also indulge in their famous café culture that dot St. Laurent Blvd that are nestled between chic independent fashion and homeware boutiques, consignment shops and galleries. Step back in time and walk along Rue Saint Paul and Rue Saint-Urbain for the best views of the cathedral and browse the elegant boutiques and cafes housed in 17th century gothic architecture. Make your way down to the port and visit the

floating Bota Bota, spa sur l’eau. Housed in an old ferryboat docked at the Old Port, this contemporary spa features a minimalist and industrial chic décor with floors of saunas, pools, and jacuzzis offering beautiful waterfront views of Old Town Montreal. During the warmer months relax in the various pools surrounded by lush landscaping. Where to Stay One of the best newcomers to emerge on the luxury hotel scene is the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal at the epicenter of Montreal’s Golden Square Mile. Chic and modern with a nod to the 70s, this sits at the epicenter of the famed Golden Square Mile that is connected with the ultra luxe Holt Renfrew Ogilvy. The signature restaurant is Marcus Samuelsson’s namesake brasserie, Marcus Restaurant & Terrace which resides on the expansive third floor terrace with panoramic views over downtown Montreal. As his first Canadian outpost this airy and modern

space specializes in dishes that use sustainable seafood with provisions from local purveyors. With interiors designed by Paris-based Gilles & Boissier in collaboration with Montreal-based architect and designer Philip Hazan, rooms have a sensual feel and sumptuous fabrics with touches of brass and rose gold that exude warmth with understated luxury. Bathrooms feature free standing soaking tubs, and are luxuriously appointed. Enjoy views from the floor to ceiling windows and chaise lounge chairs overlooking Montreal. Where to Dine Québécois gastronomy is one of the areas that Montreal prides itself on combining traditional French techniques with a sophisticated Canadian flair. One of the best restaurants in Canada is Toque! in downtown Montreal. A masterpiece helmed by Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Normand Laprise, he strives for perfection in every dish offered on his tasting menu. This unforgettable fine dining experience has beautifully plated seasonal offerings with exceptional pairings of fine French wines.

© Four Seasons Hôtel Montréal_Outside Located in the bougey chic neighborhood of Griffintown is hot newcomer, Foxy which is the brainchild of Olive et Gourmando. The dark décor lends a sexy vibe to this candlelit restaurant that centers around fire and the menu was created with a charcoal grill and wood fired oven. Highlights from the menu include the Nordest Hanger Steak, whole trout and mushroom flatbread which are grilled to perfection.

© Andrew Miller For a fun Québécois experience dine at Montreal Plaza in the Mile End. The kitschy and eccentric décor, such as an upside down dollhouse hanging from the ceiling or Elmo and the smurfs taking center stage in a corner, mirror the vibrant and multifaceted personality of the delicious cuisine that pushes boundaries. Co-chefs CharlesAntoine Crête and Cheryl Johnson, both alumni of Toqué!, created an original menu that combines very distinct flavors that are come together in a tantalizing way for unique experience not found anywhere else.

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ETIHAD AIRWAYS ENCHANTS Stylish Suites, Endless Entertainment and Delectable Dining By Julie Sagoskin


et off to Abu Dhabi from JFK on the Etihad Airways double-decker flagship Airbus A380 aircraft which now offers daily nonstop service between these two desirable destinations. You will be flying high on every flight with Etihad’s worldrenowned hospitality, technology and innovative products. They also have a state-of-the-art Premium Lounge so you can lounge around in luxury before you even board the ultra-luxurious aircraft. You’ll think you’re on cloud nine when you relax in your own sleek space, such as the three-room apartment with a living room and separate bedroom - you won’t even want to put your feet back on solid ground after spending time in this aircraft! Your unique apartment in the sky also features a luxurious leather double-seat sofa, dining tables and a hallway which leads to a double bed with luxurious Italian linens. Freshen up for your final destination with a shower, high-end amenities, bathrobes, and

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hairdryer, or enjoy a personalized dining experience while watching a variety of movie options on a wide flat screen TV. Your own Etihad Butler will be at your beck and call to ensure you have everything you need from take off to touchdown. In your First Apartment you always come first, especially when you can lounge around before landing in a wide armchair upholstered in fine leather. The first six apartments are even interconnecting, perfect for you and your traveling companion, or even to hold a business meeting. Glam up with your own vanity unit or change into complimentary loungewear. Their internationally-trained chefs will prepare delicious dishes, ranging from a salad to a grilled steak, paired with some of the world’s best wines. Indulge in sophisticated beauty sets including creams and fragrances as well as comfort items. The

Lobby, reminiscent of a boutique hotel on the Upper Deck, gives onboard guests a place to sit or socialize. The modern Business Studio with forward and rear facing seats allows you to stretch out in style, and most importantly, comfort. Your seat even converts into a fully-flat bed with full-size comforters and pillows, adjustable headrest and back support, so you can have some sweet dreams in the sky. You’ll also have concealed storage, a meal table, and side table. The area, which seats up to six passengers, features a widescreen TV and connectivity ports. You will also find mood lighting and an in-seat massage function so you can be in control of your comfort. Their highend amenity kits will keep you feeling luxuriated high in the sky, while their menu, inspired by the best bistros from around the world, ensures endless and exciting dining options. Cheers to a great trip with a glass of champagne and a gourmet meal!

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SAN FRANCISCO’S PROPER HOTEL Having a Proper and Tasty Time By Julie Sagoskin


ip on champagne or creative cocktails in the San Francisco sky at Charmaine’s, a rooftop bar and lounge located in the posh Proper Hotel, a historic flatiron landmark building which was redesigned by Kelly Wearstler. The indoor-outdoor space featuring stunning views of the City by the Bay 120 feet above Market Street is the perfect place for cooling off on those hot California nights! This rooftop bar and lounge is laidback yet chic, with detailed décor and cocktails curated by BV Hospitality which is known for their unique mixed drinks – you’ll definitely want to drink up in this sleek space! From snacks to sweets, you can enjoy these summer months in the best spot in San Francisco! Chill out with their Chilled Vermicelli Noodle Bowls made with rice noodles, soy mushrooms, market vegetables and peanut sauce, or chow down on a Charmaine’s Dog piled

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high with Neuskies bacon, caramelized onions and peppers, charred pasilla aioli and pickled jalapenos – it’s time to spice up your summer! Dig into churros and chocolate dip as well as their chocolate torte with maldon sea salt and crème fraiche so you can savor summer like never before on this bedecked roof deck. With a fireplace, cozy lounge and of course, their pointed and stylish outdoor space, you can enjoy chic Charmaine’s all year long. From a proper afternoon tea to tantalizing dinners, you can experience succulent dishes in the sophisticated Villon. Live the laidback California lifestyle at this ultra-luxurious and exclusive J.MAK Hospitality property, with their California Breakfast and local fish dishes made with fresh, organic ingredients. At Villon, pronounced “villain,” you can be extra naughty and order the

Chocolate Millefeuille, composed of a puff pastry, spiced chocolate mousse, chocolate sorbet, fudge sauce and husk cherries. This decadent dessert goes especially well with a French Brandy! Lounge around in this all-day restaurant and lounge and enjoy fine fare prepared by Executive Chef Mikey Adams as well as BV Hospitality’s “7x7” anthology of 49 original and classic cocktails. This 7x7 menu pays homage to San Francisco’s 7-by-7mile area, featuring 7 thematic categories with 7 categories in each. Their traditional tea time offers savory scones, deviled egg salad and English cucumber sandwiches – this is the ultimate upscale experience in San Francisco’s coolest downtown neighborhood. With everything from brunch to nightly night caps, Proper knows how to ensure you have a proper and palatable dining adventure.

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SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO HOLLYWOOD Thus Spoke Excitement By simon gusev


hroughout our lives, we regularly face choices. Whether we can’t choose which clothes to wear today or where to travel tomorrow, our will plays a core role of a supreme judge at the moment of a decision. Many great minds have tried to capture motivations behind a human will. But we recommend you to live in the present tense, channel your will to the excitement and put one of the most iconic entertainment worldwide destinations, AAA Four Diamond rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in South Florida, on your bucket list. The hotel is just 15 minutes away from Everglades National Park, indeed world’s most beautiful steam room, and Hard Rock Stadium home to the Miami Dolphins. The best thing about the hotel’s location is its proximity to Ft. Lauderdale /Hollywood International Airport(FLL), which is in 10 to 15 minutes drive. Although the property is 10 miles away from busy shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the ultimate shrine of everlasting entertainment and its excellent amenities won’t let you get bored.

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The on-property casino features spacious gaming space with more than 100 tables, including a variety of games from Blackjack to Pai Gow. For those interested in live entertainment events, the hotel boasts with a large indoor arena. If you ever get tired from the constant feeling of excitement, dive in a 4.5-acre lagoon-style pool that squirms around the pool bar nestled into a towering rock mountain, providing a dramatic backdrop to a 182foot waterslide and exquisite 12-person spa for an elevated experience. The only other things that as crucial as entertainment are a comfortable sleep and tasty bite. And again, the hotel is willing to pamper its guests in each one of 469 luxury guest rooms and suites located in a 12-story gorgeous hotel tower. Residing in one of the spacious accommodations, enjoy custom bedding with Egyptian cotton linen, exclusive inroom music amenity, and your lovely pets, who are allowed to share the luxurious experience with you by all means. Get a taste of exceptional life in one of the hotel’s ten dining spots, three of which are

exceptionally great. Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, with its finest cuts of dry-aged prime beef and the freshest seafood from local waters, Kuro, with its talented Chef Alex Becker that is responsible for delicious handcrafted cuisine in a new-style Japanese concept, and Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, remaining proud home to cafe number 119 of 185 and now featuring open kitchen with contemporary menu additions. Keep in mind that once a $1.5 billion expansion is completed in Fall 2019, the integrated resort will be home to three hotel towers, including the world’s first and only iconic guitar-shaped hotel tower with 638 luxury guest rooms. The hotel will also introduce an expanded gaming floor, a new Rock Spa, 13.5 acres of the recreational waterscape, premier meeting and convention space, an entertainment venue, retail shops and much more. Are you willing to get psyched and live at your best? Try Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood!


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Helping Others Overcome Fear and Find Their Way By Tripp Whetsell


estselling South African author and integrative healer Brent Feinberg is an amazing person any way you slice it. What makes him even more remarkable is when you consider some of the hurdles he’s had to overcome and that he is only 29-years-old. Born in Johannesburg, Brent grew up in a diverse environment where he was exposed early on to the great economic disparities that exist throughout South Africa and internationally, as well as meeting and working with holocaust survivors, apartheid activists, orphans, and children and teens at risk. A major life changing moment occurred at the age of 9 when he witnessed his father being shot during a botched hijacking. Although his father made a full recovery, when he was 11 Brent experienced yet another personal crisis after his parents went through a messy divorce. Despite being academically advanced for his age, his parents’ divorce took an emotional toll on Brent. So much so that as a pre-teen he spent a lot of time in the principal’s office, often feeling unmotivated and at loose ends. There were also some significant turning points most notably meeting and spending time with South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionist Nelson Mandela when Brent was 10. Inspired by Mandela’s messages of hope and inclusiveness and alternative medicine guru Deepak Chopra, both men took a special interest in Brent, spending time with him and setting him on a path that would eventually change his life forever and motivate him to help others to do the same. By his early teens, he was already studying alternative healthcare, having become an advanced Reiki master, when he was just 13. Then, after enrolling in a mechanical engineering program at a local university, at the age of 20 he decided to switch gears to pursue his true passion: self-realization and consciousness-based healthcare which led him to become a certified Body/ Talk practitioner and yoga teacher. His career and life is dedicated to uplifting people, teaching them how to live in harmony with others and the environment, and inspiring them to go within to live up to their potential. Driven in part by his personal experiences, and with a particularly keen interest in enlightening children, parents and adults by empowering them to better understand themselves and communicate more effectively,Brent began working closely with the Tomorrow Trust. Having been in private practice, Brent recognized that all people were in need of help, particularly when it came to overcoming fear, anxiety and finding purpose. In 2016 he published his first series of books called Freeing Freddie the Dreamweaver. The books are used as school curriculum in both South Africa and America. Brent’s second book Revealing Freddie the Light Within,

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which offers lessons on how to develop your own inner gifts and personal power, was published in 2019. With 1 out of 8 American children diagnosed with anxiety disorder, this has become a serious issue that Brent’s work addresses in a powerful way with practical skills and tools that can be used both at school and at home. Through his exceptional ability in writing, Brent reaches all ages through his books creating positive social change The corporate workshops Brent leads address how fear negatively impacts productivity. Believing that life is a work in progress with constant room for improvement, Brent pushes himself to grow every day, while aiming to help others do the same. “In order to feel fulfilled in our lives we need to have a greater understanding of who we are within and how we function daily,” he says. “This translates into an understanding of what we want in our lives and how we need to take on the responsibility of creating the life that we wish to have. Dreams don’t manifest without action and focus. Always keep dreaming, learning, connecting and growing. Give of yourself totally to each moment. This makes for a fulfilling life!”

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New York Super Lawyer & National Television Commentator By Harry Brads


noted trial attorney with a concentration in white collar criminal defense as well as complex civil litigation matters, Randy Zelin has been named a New York Super Lawyer in consecutive years from 2011 through 2019 and has over 30 years of experience defending individual and corporate clients in both State and Federal Courts across the United States. Zelin, who started his career as a prosecutor, has represented many types of business organizations, boards of directors, special committees, professionals and individuals in all aspects of criminal, regulatory, self-regulatory and civil matters, including frauds related to securities, banking, tax, customs, bankruptcy and insurance to name a few. In other words, Zelin is a true trial lawyer, having built his career trying complex fraud and business crime cases. He hasn’t been named a Super Lawyer for nothing; Zelin has successfully defended many high-profile

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cases. He received world-wide acclaim for his representation of scion of the Fiat industrial dynasty, industrialist and entrepreneur Lapo Elkann, as he negotiated and obtained a dismissal of all criminal charges against Mr. Elkann before charges were ever filed in court. In another case, Zelin successfully defended a federal insider trading case where the government dismissed the case after the jury could not reach a verdict and a mistrial was declared. A highly sought after legal commentator for the media, Zelin regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business Channel, CNN, CBSN, CNN Headline News, Bloomberg, Law and Crime, and in the New York Law Journal, where he offers his expertise on a wide range of legal issues and cases. When he is not in court or appearing in the media, Zelin is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs on criminal law and procedure and has taught as a guest instructor in various local

law schools’ trial advocacy programs, as well as for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Recent topics Zelin has offered his expertise on in the media include “Takeaways from Michael Cohen’s Testimony” for Associated Press and “The Precarious Role of Defense Lawyers in White-Collar Crime” for the New York Law Journal. Zelin is known throughout the United States as having successfully gotten a 345-month downward variance for a celebrity client in a federal securities fraud case. His greatest achievements, however, are those that never come to light – where the problem is solved before there even is a problem, where the high-profile client’s problems get no publicity, and where the client never sees the inside of a courtroom. Instagram: @zelinrandy Twitter: @RandyZelinNews

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2019 SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION Breakthroughs Scientific Symposium By Peter Elston


he Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) announced groundbreaking summaries of its research advances from the past year at the 2019 SWCRF Breakthroughs Scientific Symposium at the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The event brought together more than 100 SWCRF grantees, scientific leaders and stakeholders to mark the conclusion of the annual two-day SWCRF Scientific Review, an evaluation of SWCRF funded research programs.

grants up to $200,000 each. The SWCRF expects to award the grants in July with some of the research focused on aging and cancer.

Notable cancer investigators funded by the SWCRF along with members of the SWCRF Scientific Board spoke on the research discoveries that were reported on during the SWCRF Scientific review. These included advances developing novel therapeutics based on new understandings of epigenetic and genetic mechanisms associated with cancer development and progression, how cancer cells become dormant or reawaken to spread through metastasis, successes in treating childhood leukemia and the role bacteria may play in pancreatic cancer.

“The research on aging and cancer that Dr. Waxman and the SWCRF are advancing will help identify the genetic footprint of cancer development that is age dependent,” said Ross L. Levine, M.D., Chair in Leukemia Research and Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering for Hematologic Malignancies, and a SWCRF research grantee. “Since aging is associated with a variety of chronic disease, we hope that the impact of the research funded by the SWCRF will be greater than one type of disease related to aging.”

Samuel Waxman, M.D., Founder and CEO of the SWCRF also shared updates to the foundation’s partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute on Aging (NIA), which launched in 2018 to spearhead research focused on understanding the links between aging and cancer. He also announced that the SWCRF recently issued Request for Proposals for eight research

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“We know that the incidences of cancer increase with age but what we need to understand is what underlying mechanisms associated with aging happen at the cellular level to cause the development of cancer. The partnership among the SWCRF, NCI and NIA is furthering research in aging and cancer that historically has fallen behind,” said Dr. Waxman.

Other presenters included Dena K. Weiner, Vice President of the SWCRF Board of Directors, SWCRF Chief Science Officer Jonathan Licht, M.D., Director of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, members of the SWCRF Scientific Advisory Board, Lorraine Gudas, Ph.D., Chairman of Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical Center and Martin S. Tallman, M.D., Chief, Leukemia Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and SWCRF-funded

investigators, Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, Ph.D., Professor, Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., Director at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research; and Shai Izraeli, M.D., Director of the Department of HematologyOncology at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, and William T. Sullivan, Executive Director of the SWCRF. The Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year returns to Bridgehampton on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The 15th Annual Hamptons Happening to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will honor Lidia Bastianich, Nicole Miller, Ian Duke and Antonella Bertello. Held on the Bridgehampton estate of Kenneth and Maria Fishel, this year, the SWCRF is reinventing one of the East End’s most anticipated summer fundraisers to bring you the flavors of the world - without leaving the Hamptons - for one delicious and exciting evening. This “Tour de Cuisine” event will feature food, wine and liquor tastings that will transport you to some of your most favorite culinary destinations in Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean, Spain and Latin America, and the Middle East. While you “hop” from region to region, enjoy live music from Pat Farrell and the Cold Spring Harbor Band- “The Billy Joel Tribute Show.” The event will also feature a special music performance from Caly Bevier.



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UNCONDITIONAL LOVE GALA Supporting Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation By Elizabeth Darwen


he Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will host its 10th Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. The event will take place under the tents at Wickapogue and Old Town Roads in Southampton, NY - starting with a cocktail hour at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and dancing. Entertainment will be provided by Elan Artists’ Nation with dinner catered by Stone Creek Inn. A live auction will feature fabulous items that include packages for five-star European hotels, group golf outings at the East End’s most prestigious golf courses, and more. The Event Chair is Jean Shafiroff and the Honoree will be Aimee Sadler, Founder & CEO of Dogs Playing for Life. The event’s Host Committee includes: Antonella Bertello, Amy Cosman, Missy Hargraves, Sharon Kerr, and Randi Schatz. The Junior Chair is Kate McEntee, and Junior Co-Chairs include: Kingsley Crawford, Jenny Dwork, and Merritt Piro. This year’s Media Sponsor is Hamptons Magazine. Gregory D’Elia will be emceeing the event. Proceeds from the event directly support the more than 5,000 animals who enter the shelter’s doors each year. Whether caring and finding homes for stray and abandoned animals to providing low cost veterinary care and dog training so that animals can remain in their home, the Southampton Animal Shelter has become a vital resource in their community. With the generous support of donors, they can continue to provide lifesaving programs and services. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is unique on the East End, taking in animals from all 7 villages and 18 hamlets in the Township. With its “open admissions” policy, it accepts all animals – no matter what breed, physical or medical condition, special needs, or what age. The shelter also takes in animals from neighboring towns and beyond. Shelter services are broad-based. It provides low-cost, mobile veterinary services throughout the region. Plus, it conducts educational classes in local schools on humane animal care. The Southampton Animal Shelter is the true “community” shelter on the East End. Most significantly, the shelter’s Medical Services and the Behavior & Training program are unsurpassed. These, along with the professionalism and “match-making skills” of the Adoption Department, are the key to the shelter’s extraordinary adoption rate of 96%. Shelter staff, and its fabulous volunteers, make sure that no animal is left behind. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of their donors and volunteers to care to for the homeless animals in its community, and to place them in loving “forever homes.” The number of animals in need of help is growing every day. The overpopulation of pets on Long Island is a major issue and sadly more amazing animals are ending up homeless. Whether caring for strays found wandering the streets, rescuing neglected and abandoned animals, or saving dogs from the horrors of the puppy mill industry, the

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shelter is a safe haven for all animals and for some, a last resort. Without SASF, these animals would not be able to survive. The shelter provides a steppingstone for animals to find a loving home. It offers them housing, food, medical treatment, training, and rehabilitation when necessary.





STRIDE ARTS Founder, Angel Zhang

Angel Zhang, Linda Sun, CG Aaronson Credit Farzin Farhang

By Bennett Marcus

Art Collector & Entrepreneur Entrepreneur Angel Zhang is a longtime patron of the arts, an art collector and a supporter of established and emerging artists in China and the USA. She relocated to NYC a decade ago, and during that time Zhang realized that many renowned Chinese artists were not known here, and many talented local artists were not properly represented. Knowing this, she founded Stride Arts, an exhibition and educational space in the heart of Manhattan at 1110 2nd Avenue and 58th St. Stride Arts is more than a traditional gallery, offering a wide range of services to both artists and collectors. For artists, Stride Arts is a multifunctional platform, offering studio space, marketing and strategic business advice, as well as promotion through unique programming. “We have created a different business model,” said Zhang.

“Stride into the Future “ Upcoming exhibitions will vary between solo and group shows, and Stride Arts plans two annual awards, “Stride into the Future,” designed to encourage children to create artwork, and another competition for adult artists. Down the road, Zhang hopes to utilize her commercial printing business to create different, more mass types of production for Stride’s artists. “We see there’s market there for original high-end

The Infusion of Ink and Clay The space, is 6,500 sq. ft., comprising a 3,500-square-foot showroom, plus smaller galleries, a video wall and a stage where artists can give performances and talks. It can also be used for events like product launches or fashion shows. Currently, award-winning Chinese artist Xiangdong Chen is having his solo show entitled The Infusion of Ink and Clay through August 16th. Selling & Leasing Art For collectors of all types - personal, business or institutional - Stride Arts will negotiate the sale of artworks through their team of specialists who curate pieces available at affordable prices that can be regularly rotated. Leasing art is not a new concept, Zhang notes, but they hope to take it to new heights. Angel points to Rent the Runway, as a business model.” Some young people want to enjoy high-end art, but often they can’t afford the price of a single piece of art, so they are also our target audience.” Stride also serves more traditional art-leasing clients, like large corporations, banks and organizations, and the real estate industry. Governor Cuomo congratulates Angel Stride Arts had a successful soft opening night in May, attracting more than twice the 80 invited guests. Local City Council members turned out, and Governor Cuomo sent a representative to convey his congratulations, as did congresswoman Grace Meng. Some of the standout artists included in the opening show were Xiangdong Chen, a Chinese artist based in New York, Chu Okoli, a Nigerian now based in Houston, and American John Shorb, based in Brooklyn. Xin Song, a well-known, award-winning artist from China whose work is in public installations in New York City, wowed the crowd with a live performance, creating an artwork before their eyes. These artists were all selected by Zhang, who obviously has an expert eye, as several pieces had sold by the end of the evening.

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Angel Zhang, Linda Sun and CG Aaronson

fine art,” she says. “Many young people and middle-class people love art but can’t afford originals. If we do the copies, they still can enjoy the beautiful art.”


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BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL Bringing Famed Beats to Off-Broadway By Julie Sagoskin


ou’ll think you’re in heaven when you get to watch Jim Steinman’s award-winning musical Bat Out of Hell – The Musical. Tony Award-winning actor, Grammy nominee and singer/songwriter Lena Hall joins anall-star cast including Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington, Bradley Dean, Avionce Hoyles, Danielle Steers and Tyrick Wiltez Jones in the American premiere of the hit musical.

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“Our cast is made up of true rock stars,” said Andrew Polec, who will be playing Strat. “This group glows with a fire that cannot be extinguished, and to embrace an audience with this energy every night has been a dream come true. Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman always intended for their songs to be used in a musical, and they have created an experience that redefines what it means to see a show and feel alive. This is the most exhilarating rock and roll musical ever created.”

This electrifying new musical, based on one of the best-selling albums of all time, will begin performances at New York City Center on August 1st, 2019, with an Opening Night set for August 8th, 2019. Lena Hall, who will reprise the role of Sloane, is ready to become a bona-fide rocker! Meat Loaf lovers will marvel at this spellbinding show – after all, the three Bat Out of Hell albums

Photo by Specular have sold over 100 million copies around the world, and the show features iconic songs such as “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth,” “Bat Out Of Hell,” “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” as well as two previously unreleased songs “What Part of My Body Hurts the Most” and “Not Allowed to Love.” Polec, who described the show as a “marathon” due to all the voice and body exertion by the cast, wouldn’t have it any other way! “I love every single part of this production. It’s an explosion of the heart! A youthquake! A gift that keeps on giving. Bat Out of Hell is an overflowing fountain of joy that taps into the essence of rock and roll and

celebrates love in all its beautifully rich, crazy, and even ugly details. The music is out of this world. Every show is a rock concert that will change your life forever. The story is larger than life. It takes you on a roller coaster journey of ecstatic highs and star-crossed-lover lows. The choreography is so infectious that you can’t help but want to join. Our set immediately grabs you by the hand and pulls you into a futuristic world of endless possibilities.” The rock songs of Steinman come to life through the story of rebellious youth as Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost, falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler Falco – and you will fall in love with everything from

the songs to the characters. “This show is about you,” explained Polec. “Your love is embodied on this stage through these passionate characters, the heart-wrenching and glorious Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman music, and the life and death events that either pull us asunder or bring us closer than we ever imagined. In the end, it’s love that unites us all.” The entire cast was coached by Meat Loaf, but they put their own twist on this production, which has everything from rock to romance! | 85



By Julie Sagoskin


et ready for the return of one of Broadway’s most beloved hits, Rock of Ages, as the production celebrates its 10thyear anniversary with an off-Broadway run. Rock out to this five-time Tony Award-nominated musical, which tells the tale of a rock ‘n’ roll romance between a small-town girl and a city boy on the Sunset Strip. After a long run on

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Broadway, Rock of Ages is ready to take over New York City all over again with some of your favorite rock anthems including “Here I go Again,” “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The show, which is meant to inspire anyone with a dream, has indeed been a dream for Kirsten Scott, who plays Sherrie. “Being a part of it every

night, I truly understand the brilliant craftsmanship of this story,” explained Scott. “I was really drawn to Sherrie’s open heart. She leads with her heart and is unabashedly kind and open-minded.” With hits from rock legends such as Journey, Starship, Twisted Sister, Foreigner, and Pat Benatar, this smash hit will have both diehard fans and first-timers falling in love with the romance and

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surprises, including a new cast, new jokes, and new act two number:

the show. Get ready for some fearless, sexy, powerful women.”

“While people will come expecting the same ‘face melting’ Rock of Ages, we have updated some things to make it fit our new cast, and we’ve put some fresh takes on some old favorites. It’s the Rock of Ages everyone knows and loves with a touch of nutmeg, unexpected and so satisfying. Our Olivier-winning choreographer, Kelly Devine, has wanted a certain Def Leopard song in the show since day one. They finally got the rights to their music, and we put a brand new number in

The revival is produced by Michael Cohl/ S2BN Entertainment in association with Barry Habib, Scott Prisand/Seth Fass, Tony Smith, and Randi Zuckerberg/Mara Burros-Sandler. Following a successful national tour and film adaptation, this will be one rockin’ production you won’t want to miss!

the rock songs.“This show is about dreams. It feels so good to sit down, escape reality and watch a show that tells you, ‘Hey, it’s okay to have a dream; no matter how big or small, all dreams are valid and accepted here at Rock of Ages,’” said Scott. When it comes to this riveting revival, Scott explained that there are many new twists and | 87


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Sited in the midst of 6.45 lushly landscaped acres, sits WaterStone Cottage.The home offers an open floor plan with a chef’s kitchen. The kitchen has high-end appliances and is flooded with natural light. The dining room is intimate and the adjacent living room looks out at the amazing grounds. This refreshingly designed home lends itself to both a traditional decor and a mid-century sensibility. The nucleus of this stunning property is the natural water falls that cascade directly in the front of the home creating both visual and auditory stimuli. Contiguous to the home is an elevated area that is designated as the pool location. The designation was defined by “Nature’s hand” as it is boarded by a wall of natural boulders. The large lap pool is both stylish and practical in its design and location. The pool house, with bath, is ideal for large scale entertaining or a convenient respite for lunch on a rainy day. This pool area is minimal, yet, sophisticated and timeless. WaterStone Cottage is a home that is more of a rare and unique “discovery” that diminishes the aesthetics of everything else in the area. $1,250,000

550 Union Square, New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.5500 •

Laurie Madaus, REALTOR® Licensed in PA & NJ Cell: 203.948.5157



An iconic property, located in the desirable and prestigious Borough of New Hope, Boxwood Studio was the home of famed American Impressionist painter, Fern Coppedge, from 1929-1949. This is a home that can be enjoyed by family, friends and guests, this spacious, yet, intimately proportioned home offers 6 bedrooms and 5 full and 2 half baths. While the exterior depicts the classic lines of a Bucks County farmhouse, the interior, with its open flow, has the finest amenities, scale and sensibilities of a modern home. This is a rare opportunity to live in the wonderful Arts, dining and entertainment-rich community of New Hope Borough and walkable to Lambertville!


For more property information contact Art Mazzei direct at 610.428.4885 550 Union Square, New Hope, PA 18938 • 215.862.5500



A Striking Private Island By W. A. Muller


ne of the region’s most exciting offerings, 1 Petre Island is a remarkable private island that offers two Frank Lloyd Wrightdesigned homes: the original 1950s guest house and the spectacular 4-bedroom main residence cantilevered over Lake Mahopac. An architectural masterpiece showcasing the pinnacle of design and engineering, the property offers an amazing backdrop for living and entertaining surrounded by the stunning beauty of the 593-acre lake. A second guest house, tea house, beach, dock and helipad add to the many pleasures of this pristine oasis, ideally located one hour north of New York City. A quick helicopter ride from Manhattan or Westchester Airport, or a 5-minute boat ride from the mainland insure easy access to this extraordinary setting. Margaret Harrington of Douglas Elliman has the listing.

1 Petre Island Carmel, New York $12,900,000 Agent: Margaret Harrington

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panning the entire 57th floor, Residence 57A at Madison Square Park Tower is a fourbedroom, four and one half bath home that, unquestionably, features the most stunning 360-degree views in Manhattan. Designed for the most discerning buyer who requires perfection: floor-to-ceiling windows with approximate 10foot loft ceilings and spacious bedrooms each with en-suite bespoke baths. With a boutique collection of only 83 residences, 45 East 22nd will take the crown for the finest views in the Flatiron/ Madison Square Park District. Every glittering Manhattan landmark is visible on the 57th floor, including the Empire State, Chrysler Building, Clock Tower, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, the Flatiron Building and even the East and Hudson River.

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Elegantly situated on a quiet historic street, the manor house-inspired granite base fits harmoniously within the tree-lined block. 45 East 22nd is a stone throw away from Madison Square Park and Gramercy Park. Awardwinning architectural giant, Kohn Pedersen Fox, responsible for creating masterpieces including the Shanghai World Financial Center, designed an original: Manhattan’s first cantilevered fluted glass sculpture engineered with chamfered corners to maximize views and create column-free interiors. Renowned interior designer, Martin Brudnizski, known for his brilliance in creating classic spaces by melding history with modernity, takes his cue from the Flatiron Building itself by creating distinctively soft, symmetrical and round interiors. Custom finishes throughout, including cabinetry by Molteni, honed Bleu de Savoie marble countertop and backsplash, White

Mountain Danby marble bathroom countertop and flooring, custom Waterworks fixtures and soaking tub. The building features a live-in resident manager, on-site Luxury Attach concierge and a 24hour doorman. Amenities include a full-floor fitness center, basketball court, simulator room, playroom, library, billiards, cards room and terrace with outdoor grill landscaped by Oehme Van Sweden. The Upper Club, FIFTY FOUR, is a one-of-a-kind, spectacular half-floor living room with a beautifully appointed demonstration kitchen for residents use only. Madison Square Park Tower 45 East 22nd Street, 57A Flatiron District, New York Agent: Noble Black and Holly Parker

Just 3 hours South of New York City






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