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With the advent of November, we are reminded to give thanks for everything that’s been given to us. So often we take things for grantedfriendships, health, marriage, and the wealth of opportunities from living in New York City. For our November cover story we featured the ultimate shark himself, Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank. His larger than life personality is matched by his straightforward, cut to the chase, no nonsense demeanor that earned him his title. A serial entrepreneur by nature, smart as a whip with many life lessons to bestow onto others, Kevin

O’Leary shares his advice on where he’s investing, secrets to a lasting marriage, what he looks for in Shark Tank potentials, and his latest projects including teaching.

de Desir beauty spread shot by Evan Guttman that highlighted stunning colored jewels and red carpet ready looks that captivate and have us yearn for more.

One of the favorite things I love about fall is rocking the autumnal palette of this season’s best fashion. We tapped uber stylist Violetta Malakhova who created our Falling for Fall fashion editorial with stunning looks that showcase the best of the season.

As always fall getaways and escapes are on our mind and this month we traveled the world to Shanghai, Hawaii, and the DR. Although thanksgiving is only once a year, we have plenty to be thankful for, and should celebrate thanks every day of the year.

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s Halloween is one of New York City’s favorite holidays, Resident Magazine threw a silver, black and white masquerade bash to celebrate our October issue with our stunning cover girl Joy Corrigan. Guests mingled amongst the sprawling luxurious Tribeca Penthouse with panoramic city views listed by Erin Lichy of the Eklund Gomes

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THE ULTIMATE ANNUAL MOGUL FEST At the Exclusive 1640 Society Wealth Forum By Hillary Latos


amily patriarch titans, philanthropists, and billionaires converged for the annual private meeting of the 1640 Society Family Office Wealth Forum in August. The 1640 Society annual private meeting is an exclusive invitation-only event that brings together leading family members, family offices, and wealthy leaders from around the globe for a closed-door private discussion about issues affecting the global elite and top one percent. The meeting was held at a private home in Southampton’s, covering relevant topics such as impact investing, asset allocation, wealth preservation philanthropy, cyber security, blockchain, tech investing, as well as how to create family harmony, values & legacy. Families who attended came from countries like Asia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, and Latin America, as well as many from summer vacation yachts anchored in Europe. The audience for the meeting consisted of leading families, including the Royal family members from

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Europe and the Middle East, self-made entrepreneurs, next-generation heirs, chief investment officers, and CEO’s of some of the largest companies in the world. According to one of the attendee’s, 65 individuals with a net worth over a billion, were present. Security was tight throughout the conference, with checkpoints at every entrance to the residence and anonymous security guards in step with some of the families. The private discussions at the forum were fascinating, ranging from private island purchases to getaway homes in New Zealand and Switzerland, to family kidnappings and multi-million dollar ransoms. Other topics included new types of security protocols, family governance, co-investing with other families, philanthropy, and how to make the world better. Of course, families who recently acquired new sports teams in football, hockey, and soccer, compared notes on fixtures, statistics, and strategy. Even one of the hedge fund managers mentioned that one

of the families invested $50 million in his fund after he spoke at the forum and another family mentioned they were co-investing with another multi-millionaire on a large project. The official panel discussions were just as interesting, with Tim Draper and Mike Novogratz, both called the Forest Gumps of cryptocurrency, speaking on their early investments in bitcoin & blockchain. It was the first time these leaders of the industry had met. The 1640 Society is known for bringing influential families with synergies together to form unique bonds that can last a lifetime. Another exceptional panel merged four billionaires from across the globe to discuss direct investing with Armenian business leader Ruben Vardanyan, Kevin O’Leary, known as Mr Wonderful on Shark Tank, after selling his company to Mattel for $4.2 billion, philanthropist and business tycoon Michael Loeb, and self-made Italian billionaire Sandro Salsano.

Another fascinating guest was Carrie Morgridge, who spoke on the philanthropy panel. Her credentials in philanthropy include being the third family to sign the Giving Pledge which was started by Bill and Melinda Gates. She spoke on the philanthropy panel moderated by Stephen Kennedy Smith with the CEO of the Al Nahyan Private Office representing the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi who commented that the UAE is giving 3% of their GDP for social entrepreneurs who help the world. A Greek shipping billionaire spoke on saving the world with environmentally friendly green ships. Making the planet a better place, living lives that make a difference, saving the world, and investing with impact were the common themes discussed. After the dynamic and interesting panels had subsided, the luncheon provided a nice change of pace with pop singer Elle Winter performing some of her hit songs. During cocktail hour there was another performance by pop singer Imani Scott, who had recently finished her tour with Wyclef Jean. While the performances were underway, the families were able to relax, network, and casually chat about authentic tailor-made travel experiences by Audley Travel. The CEO of Audemars Piguet attended and Piguet had a watchmaker show families the details that go into making quality timepieces. NetJets had the latest Bombardier Challenger 350 parked outside the home and guests used the plane as a meeting spot or place to take board calls in private. With some of the most influential families in the Hamptons attending, not all high net worth families who applied to the forum got admittance. The 1640 Society runs the forum like a country club and so there is a rigorous approval process, with only 200 families getting approved to join on an annual basis. Families who got past the ultimate velvet rope included leading names like the Pitcairns, Kennedy’s, Bush, Firestone’s, Ford’s, Rockefeller’s, Bronfman’s, Kettering, Getty’s, Kluge, Pritzker’s, Johnson’s, Heinz, Hunt’s, Musk (co-founder of PayPal), along with international magnets like the Mittal family from India and the Pears families from Europe. The Westhampton airport had over 40 private jets fly in just for the exclusive and highly anticipated forum. The next forum will be held in Miami on Monday, December 3rd. Details can be found at if you are fortunate enough to secure an invitation.

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An Initiative Spearheaded by European Wax Center By Hillary Latos


y the time a woman is 30 years old, she has paid $40K more for the same basic personal care items and services than a man. That is about $1,351* per year. This extra amount of money women pay for everyday products and services is known as the “Pink Tax.” On Wednesday, October 17th, Sherry Baker, President of Marketing and Product Development of European Wax Center, explained to guests at an #AxThePinkTax breakfast and discussion held at The Fashion Institute of Technology, that 2018 was a momentous year for European Wax Center with the launch of its #AxThePinkTax campaign, which was created to raise awareness and education about this issue and in turn, ignite change to help level the playing field for women. In attendance at the breakfast, were Ladies Get Paid Founder Claire Wasserman, Chairwoman & Co-Founder of Batallure Beauty Robin Burns-McNeill, Co-Founder of Ash & Ames Jewelry Amy Nobile,

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Founder & CEO of Covey Club Lesley Jane Seymour, Andrea Greeven Douzet of Empire Global Ventures, Founder of SohoMuse Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin and Blair Voltz Clarke of Voltz Clarke Gallery, among others. Sherry Baker said of the morning, “As a femalecentric brand we want to give a voice to issues that matter to women. We were delighted to engage with such an enthusiastic group of empowered women who are equally passionate about leveling the play field.”

in items marketed to women; on average, products for females cost 7% more. The study also cites that women pay more for everyday essentials, such as body wash and conditioner, adding up to a whopping $1,351 per year (according to a 1994 study). *Adjusted for inflation (from 1994 to 2018), that amounts to $2,248.65 in 2018, or roughly $182,140 in a women’s lifetime, if that average remained the same over 50 years.

Following the breakfast and the Pink Tax discussion, Dr. Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at FIT, hosted guests on a private tour of the new FIT exhibition PINK: The History of a Punk, Pretty Powerful Color.

In addition to offering scholarships at FIT, European Wax Center supports other organizations to empower women with unapologetic confidence. The brand partners with Girls in Tech for various programs that help teach women entrepreneurial and tech skills and also sponsors scholarships through Beauty Changes Lives to provide viable career options for many within the beauty industry.

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ast month, our staff members were treated to some much-needed pampering at Oasis Day Spa’s 20th Anniversary Birthday celebration! The highly acclaimed Spa & Wellness destination is the perfect location where harried New Yorkers can relax. Oasis seems to be just that, an ‘underground oasis,’ where you can kick back and discover the perfect massage, facial, scrub or hydrotherapy treatment to match your mood. This fall season, they’re offering the Warm Cinnamon Massage, which actually features the aroma of

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cedar, cinnamon and eucalyptus. Throughout the treatment, they use Masgsoothium CBD oil products, so you can bet your muscles will feel brand new afterwards. Even more popular, as Oasis has become the flagship spa for Elemis in New York, are the ELEMIS BioTec facials. Designed to be personally prescribed for each client’s skin, the ELEMIS Biotec Advanced Technology Treatments are a synergistic energy force of unique high-potency actives, skin-lift touch and advanced technology. “My staff and I are dedicated to providing the latest and greatest services to our clientele,” notes Bruce Schoenberg, owner of Oasis Day Spa.

“This along with hard work has made Oasis Day Spa feel more like a home, than a business.” The Oasis Dream began over twenty years ago and continues to ensure that New Yorkers and visiting travelers keep coming back for beneficial twists to their usual spa routines. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Oasis Day Spa is offering an exclusive discount for Resident readers. Enter Promo Code: RESIDENT at checkout for 15% off all gift cards over $150.

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ith a change in the seasons, how do you get the best hair for the holidays ? It starts with a flawless haircut while keeping the frizz at bay. Here we spoke to experts in the field. Rossano Ferretti, the most expensive hair stylist in the world, developed his famous and innovative Method Haircut, that is sought after by A-List celebrities and royalty, such as Kate Middleton, Jennifer Lawrence, and Resse Witherspoon, who trust their prized locks in his capable hands. Here Rossano discusses how a perfect haircut is like a work of art and done correctly can enhance and bring out a client’s inner beauty. What defines The Method haircut? The Invisible Haircut is based on the concept of the hair’s natural fall and movement. It gives hairdressers a way to highlight each client’s unique beauty, since each cut is designed to the particular characteristics of each woman’s hair and personality. This is the heart of the Rossano Ferretti Method. I

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What are some of the best trends you saw over fashion week? A: We have seen fashion shows this past week that involved brands such as Nike and Tommy Hilfiger. One of the most heart-warming and interesting in my opinion was The Runway of Dreams Foundation which focused on making fashion brands also adaptable for disabled people. Fashion evolves but it is important that people don’t forget to be inclusive. Everyone is and should feel important. Personally, it was such a humbling and motivating experience to see change in the fashion industry and I am proud to say some of my team in NYC participated in this event.

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How to Rock the Best Fall Trends By Violetta Malakhova Photographed By olga yavtushenko Hair By Timur Katz


rends or your own style? You can do both! We asked a journalist and fashion consultant Violetta Malakhova how the hottest trends of the recent NYFW can complement your identity. During the past 7 years Violetta had a chance to interview the biggest industry moguls such as Alber Elbaz, Viktor&Rolf’s duo, Proenza Schouler creative directors, Jean-Claude Jitrois, DSquared twins and many other world creatives. Her authorship is featured in Forbes, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan with a professional focus on Tel Aviv, Paris and New York. Using her stylistic acument she helped to create red carpet looks for famous top models Alla Kostromichova, Vlada Roslyakova, Flaviana Matata and worked for Nicki Minaj in Bea Akerlund’s team. Now it is our turn to get Violetta’s vision

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on the coolest fashion trends. “When you renew your wardrobe for everyday looks I always recommend two simple rules: feel yourself and “less is more”. Trends are just vectors to follow not an axiom for everyone. For example, hot thigh-high boots would look awesome on a 6’1’’ skinny woman but not the same for a petite woman. This season I paid attention to colors and patterns that would be suited for everyone’’. Animal Print “No need visit the Bronx zoo to see cheetahs, zebras and snakes — they will all be spotted on the streets of soho- will be the joke of the season.” How to wear: Again — feel yourself. If your bargaining chip is minimalism, just use printed shoes, bags, belts and gloves with monochrome outfits. Daring fashionistas can try total looks including same-print tights or mixing prints eg. cheetah dress with snake blazer. Seen at: Tom Ford, Adeam, Savage x Fenty, DVF Note: Please support animal rights and choose faux materials and textile prints. Neon Electric colors have a strong association with

acid raves of the 90s but the new season brings elegant and mature variations of this palette with the accent of yellow and fuchsia. How to wear: Use colorblocks —a pink suit goes well with a blue bag and green shoes. Keep the colors clean, with no prints. Beauty tools in neon shades are also very welcome. Seen at: Victoria Hayes, Tibi, Cushnie, Prabal Gurung, Jeremy Scott Note: If your skin tone is not visually compatible with this flamboyance, try to wear neon on the lower part of outfit — skirts, shorts, tights and pants. 90s Aesthetics Grunge, a fierce hip-hop scene, street gangs, and our romantic youth. Designers do not give up on this trend for many seasons. This time the limelight falls onto denim and oversized silhouettes. How to wear: Fearlessly. Keep using thin sunglasses, play with denim fabrics (yes, stone- and bleach-wash is back), high-waisted wide pants and big-shoulders jackets. Platform sneakers are also very good for channeling the Spice Girls era. Seen at: Bevza, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Monse, Proenza Schouler Note: Follow stylists Mel Ottenberg and Lotta Volkova on Instagram for the coolest references upon this theme. | 27


FALLING FOR FALL Creative Direction by Christopher A. Pape Production & Styled by Violetta Malakhova Photographed by Zev Starr-Tambor Make up & Hair: Kornelija Slunjski Styling Assistance: Inbar Shenkal Model: Jules Mordovets

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Jacket Vivienne Hu Pants Jun Jie Pendant Ashley Carson Designs Gloves Wing & Weft


Jumper stylist’s own | Knitted shorts Mola Walker | Belt Ralph Lauren | Cap | Gloves Wing & Weft | Earrings stylist’s own

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Objets de Désir Photographed by Evan Guttman | EvanWasHere Photography Produced by Hillary Latos Photography Assisants: Elizabeth Dotsenko & Roman Korotun Hair by Chika Nishiyama for Angelo David | The Flex Brush | ghd Hair Make up by Seiya Iibuchi for Angelo David | SMASHBOX COSMETICS Nails by KISS Models: Luisa Warwick |APM Models Kylie Wilkins | APM Models | 37


Earrings by Lusso by Fabrio Angri Pear Shaped 20.30ct Colombian Emerald Ring by Finesse Diamonds Cushion 19.16ct Colombian Emerald Pendant by Finesse Diamonds

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335 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL . 32082 Known as the "Captain's House, A Wordly Collection" this masterpiece has 7 bedrooms, 7 baths and 2 half baths, the home is nothing short of sensational. Approximately 11,500 sq. ft. of living area including loggias, terraces, cabana and porches. The home is on a 100' oceanfront lot within one block to The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Offered for $13,400,000.

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KIM MARTIN-FISHER & JENNIFER MARTIN FAULKNER Make Your Beach Fantasies Come True By Julie L. Sagoskin Photographed By Udo Spreitzenbarth


f you’re looking for a laidback lifestyle with luxury, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida is for you – and no one does luxury better than Kim Martin-Fisher and Jennifer Martin Faulkner, Ponte Vedra’s mother-daughter real estate dream team.

Jacksonville’s top area for real estate. Since uniting their business just this year, Kim and her daughter Jennifer, who are Global Luxury agents with Coldwell Banker, are the top producers in the area in addition to being in the top one percent in the country.

From her early real estate days at her father’s construction company where she started a marketing division and revolutionized sales to becoming the top real estate agent in the Ponte Vedra luxury market to partnering with her daughter, Kim continues climbing to the top in

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which is located in the wealthiest county in the state of Florida, is only six miles long and three miles wide on an island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway – it doesn’t get any more exclusive than that! “We’re not your typical real estate agents,” said Kim. We think outside the box and do full whiteglove service, we go above and beyond. We’re really there for our customers before, during and after their move and become their family in Florida – we’ve become known as the go-to people for taking care of all their needs throughout the process.” This powerhouse duo which act as personal concierges for the elite, also do things differently when it comes to advertising their properties. They have syndicated ads and focus their media efforts and commercials on the properties rather than themselves. The pair currently represent the most luxurious homes in Ponte Vedra, including the highest priced oceanfront estate in the area at over $13 million – a small price to pay for a piece of paradise. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront compound or a cottage by the beach, there is truly something for everyone in this private, luxurious town which exudes Southern charm and hospitality.

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While some of their customers are looking for investment properties or places to grow into, Ponte Vedra is a very active community with young families and children. Many of their customers also have strong ties to Manhattan, and it’s not hard to see why! “If you compare us to South Florida, we’re inexpensive still and I think that’s why we have so many people from Manhattan coming here,” said Jennifer. “It’s a good time to buy, it’s affordable (for now!) it offers convenience and we don’t have all the traffic like Miami, this is much more relaxing.” The beachfront community is home to the historic Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, which has become an international destination for its sporting activities, gourmet dining options and world-renowned spa which also happens to be the region’s largest spa with over 30,000 square feet. Ponte Vedra is also the home of the PGA, making it a golfer’s paradise all year long, especially for those who like to play with a view of the ocean. The exclusive town is also recognized amongst tennis enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates perfect weather, scenic views and water sports. With so much to do in a relaxed setting, you’ll feel like you’re on a staycation

all day, everyday. Many high profile residents including sports stars, celebrities and finance executives continue to flock to this tight-knit community. It might not be long before the South Florida community starts moving to North Florida! “Almost all of our customers with Manhattan ties have to go for work or live in the city and come every weekend,” said ㅓJennifer. People are looking for a vacation house which still offers the same lavish amenities as their home in New York. You can be here in the same time than it takes to get to the Hamptons.” This top-producing agent also explained that “this year has seen a boom from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut due to the new tax laws. The area is home to many in the finance industry including those who work on Wall Street or run hedgefunds and have satellite offices in Ponte Vedra. A lot of families live and send their children to school here and fly back and forth several times a month or every weekend. Others wish to have a homestead property for the tax benefits.” Unlike other parts of Florida, Ponte Vedra offers a thriving community experience where people choose

See description for 1129 Ponte Vedra Blvd. This stunning home is situated on a 150' oceanfront lot. Renovated from roof to floor in 2014 with only the finest in materials and craftsmanship. Walls of windows and 190 degree ocean views, the home has 7,304 sq. ft of 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths plus a 2 story master suite with two balconies and a 2nd story fireplace, a game room/media room, spa like changing room, exercise room and plenty of outdoor living space. Offered for: $5,449,000.


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to stay and raise families who continue to call the area home for generations. The weather makes it a perfect place for children to partake in outdoor sports and ㅓthe Ponte Vedra Clubs offer many kidfriendly programs including tennis throughout the year. The area also boasts some of the best schools in the state. While Ponte Vedra Beach features a lot of old homes which many people choose to update or renovate, the real estate duo have noticed a home design trend which New Yorkers are drawn to the most. “A lot of our homes look exactly like the Hamptons,” said Jennifer. “They have a traditional cedar shake exterior and transition to a coastal modern design inside. Homes are more modern than what we’ve seen in the past; it’s really appealing for the New Yorker who is looking for a cool, beachy vibe, but with all the high-end amenities like quartzite and Viking appliances you would expect in a luxury Manhattan apartment.”

The luxury resort town offers year-long fun in the sun with activities and water sports such as paddleboarding and kayaking. There are even several marinas closeby so you can dock your 80foot yacht. For the beach lover, the only problem you’ll have is deciding which beach to go to first! Atlantic Beach is eclectic and charming and features multi-million dollar homes while Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach are also great nearby destinations with each offering a different vibe. The charming town of St. Augustine is also just a short drive away from this luxurious piece of heaven. There are also plenty of charming boutique shopping options and fine dining destinations so you can relax after all those outdoor activities. From fine jewelry stores to the St. Johns Town Center, you’ll be able to get your retail therapy on all day long! The spot has also drawn many celebrity chefs, turning it into a culinary hub with everything from exclusive dining areas to more laidback waterfront restaurants. Matt Lauer’s former chef opened up his restaurant Doro in Atlantic Beach while Medure

is also a popular spot – from hip to haute, Jacksonville’s beaches have it all! With so many activities, resorts, beaches and Southern hospitality, the area continues to draw people looking to stay and play either part-time or all year round. In addition to Ponte Vedra’s most lavish properties, 32081 is a novelty residential community which encompasses nearly the entire zip code and has become the 3rd best selling community of homes in the nation, featuring properties ranging from the mid-300s to $2 million. There is definitely a house for anyone who wants to make this part of Florida their home. Whether you’re looking for a charming older home or new construction, Kim and Jennifer will not only find you the perfect place, they will be there for you throughout the process and beyond – after all, this family business makes you feel like part of the family. | 49

living 1 Ocean Ridge Ct., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL . 32082 Located in a gated community within the gates of Sawgrass Beach Club on 150' of ocean frontage. This property was completely renovated in 2014, from top to bottom 6,467 sq. ft. with a cabana addition and located next door to the Sawgrass CC Beach Club. The ultimate in privacy and convenience. 5 ensuite bedrooms with master his/her bathrooms + half bath + office + media/bonus room. Offered for $4,975,000.

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"In addition to their dedication and profound knowledge of the market, Kim and Jennifer have a unique understanding of Ponte Vedra Beach... They go above and beyond, and they are always available for their customers, regardless of the day of the week or the time of day." | 51




335 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Known as the “Captain’s House, A Wordly Collection” this masterpiece has 7 bedrooms, 7 baths and 2 half baths, the home is nothing short of sensational. Approximately 11,500 sq. ft. of living area including loggias, terraces, cabana and porches. The home is on a 100’ oceanfront lot within one block to The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Offered for $13,400,000 |

1 Ocean Ridge Ct., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Located in a gated community within the gates of Sawgrass Beach Club on 150’ of ocean frontage. This property was completely renovated in 2014, from top to bottom 6,467 sq. ft. with a cabana addition and located next door to the Sawgrass CC Beach Club. The ultimate in privacy and convenience. 5 ensuite bedrooms with her/her bathrooms, 5.5 baths, office, media/bonus room. Offered for $4,975,000 |

Kim Martin-Fisher

904.699.9993 |


Jennifer Martin Faulker


904.524.6000 |

Coldwell Banker Vangaurd Realty 240 Ponte Vedra Park Drive, Suite 201, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082


1129 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

This stunning home is situated on a 150’ oceanfront lot. Renovated from roof to floor in 2014 with only the finest in materials and craftsmanship. Walls of windows and 190 degree ocean views, the home has 7,304 sq. ft. of 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths plus a 2 story master suite with two balconies and a 2nd story fireplace, a game room/media room, spa like changing room, exercise room and plenty of outdoor living space. Offered for: $5,449,000 |

1189 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

This oceanfront home was built in 2009 with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths Located on a 150’ of ocean frontage with stunning elevations. A wide open floor plan with an incredible 6,409 sq. ft., outdoor living area, and oceanfront pool. Offered for: $5,700,000 |


DDB FALL MARKET 2018 Luxury: Redefined & Redesigned By Elizabeth Darwen The Decoration & Design Building hosted the Fall Market 2018 in the heart of Manhattan’s Design District to discuss this season’s theme, Luxury: Redefined & Redesigned. Owner, Charles S. Cohen opened the two-day trade-only event with his perspective of the evolving definition of luxury resulting from the design headquarters’ carefully curated programming and discussion. The Fall Market 2018 saw an exponential growth in attendees, welcoming over 3,000 members of the trade, and a wealth of new programs including six Keynotes, 21 In-Showroom Programs, one Special Event, five Cocktail Receptions, 118 Open Houses and 14 NEW Experiential Events. Top editorial voices, leading industry trade organizations and dozens of design influencers convened for the DDB Fall Market

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2018 to discuss the future of luxury, redefined and redesigned by interior design’s top to-the-trade companies. Semiannually, the design headquarters D&D Building dedicates its over 130 showrooms, representing over 3,000 leading manufacturers, to a relevant topic in design to incite industry-improving change. Positioning itself at the helm of design, and to fit the theme, The D&D Building’s Fall showrooms were decked in sophisticated décor and luxury furnishings which inspired intellectual discussion to redefine the luxury trade industry. Great comfort, opulent aesthetics, and a world of ideas, surrounding luxury living, were up for discussion between media gatekeepers, highly-esteemed design experts plus

luxury lifestyle managers, connoisseurs and innovators. The first keynote session Fancy That! The Shifting Definition of Living Fabulously, moderated by then Editor-in-Chief Sophie Donelson of House Beautiful brought together New York designers Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham of Tilton Fenwick, plus LA designer David Netto to discuss what is worth the luxury price tag at Duralee. The leading minds in design shared their unique views on how budgeting and ingenuity can deliver the same luxury quality at an even more desirable price. Contrary to what some may believe, living in the lap of luxury is not afforded sans budgeting. The Luxury Design Revolution was hosted by

Town & Country Editor-in-Chief Stellene Volandes with renowned designer Kelly Wearstler. Transporting guests 100 years back through the design history of Kravet Inc., this keynote session celebrated a century in the home design business. To better understand the future of design and how it is to be redefined, this discussion took a broad look at the history of legendary interior designers, that have propelled us forward. Closing the first day of keynote sessions, Creating and Conveying Luxury in the Retail, Hospitality and Restaurant Realms assembled an esteemed group led by Executive Editor Brittany Chevalier McIntyre of Luxe Interiors + Designs alongside designers Juan Montoya, Ryan Korban and Alicia Cannon at Warp & Weft. Eagerly contributing their experiences, creating and conveying luxury in the most extravagant lifestyle spaces, guests learned how these influential designers execute an overall concept on behalf of their clients. Effortlessly balancing a client’s brand identity, the designer’s impeccable vision and the most innovative, yet functional,

materials are paramount when developing luxury retail, hospitality and restaurant spaces. Immediately following the keynote session was a book signing of Ryan Korban’s newest book Interiors and Juan Montoya’s latest design book. Opening the second day, Tangible vs. Intangible Luxury welcomed media sponsor Financial Times “How To Spend It” and Global CEO Annastasia Seebohm of the luxury lifestyle management concierge and service company, quintessentially to lead a panel discussion joined by Founder Richard Lambertson of Lambertson Truex leather accessories, Owner Anthony Champalimaud of Troutbeck Hotel and Group Contract Director Carolyn Mitchell of Style Library in the brand’s showroom. Panelists discussed how possible it is that nostalgia or emotions from an experience can give a well-crafted product its luxury appeal. The afternoon keynote Custom Luxuries was led by Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Terrebonne of Galerie, partner at Maison Gerard Benoist Drut, partner at

Sawyer|Berson Brian Sawyer, and Co-owner Caterina Fabrizio of Dedar in their new atelier-like space. To the guests’ advantage, the exclusive session covered one-of-a-kind fine fabrics, furnishings and designs that surmount the wildest visions of esteemed designers and their respective clientele. The DDB Fall Market 2018 closing keynote Global Luxury was hosted at Matteo Gennari’s newly minted showroom by Editor-in-Chief Erika Heet of Interiors alongside world-renowned designers and travelers Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, Roric Tobin of Bradfield & Tobin and Sandra Costa of Sandra Costa Design Group. From the world traveler’s perspective, the distinguished group offered guests their unique knowledge on residential and commercial designs across various climates, cultures and societies. Immediately following the keynote session Iris Dankner hosted a Holiday House: Ten Years of Designing for a Cure cocktail reception. | 55


845 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA Mansion in the Sky By W.A. Mueller Encompassing nearly the entire 82ND Floor, this Mansion in the Sky is over 7500 sprawling square feet, all on one level, featuring all 4 magnificent exposures. 12 foot ceilings and floor to ceiling glass windows showcase brilliant light all day with 360 degree breathtaking and panoramic vistas of the ENTIRE CITY and Beyond. Marvel at your endless and completely unobstructed views of Central Park, the East River, the United Nations and all of New York City’s most iconic buildings, including the World Trade Center, the Empire State and Chrysler Building. Enjoy gorgeous sunrises over the East River, as well as mesmerizing sunsets over the Hudson River from your spectacular residence. This architectural masterpiece was meticulously designed and created by famed architect Mojo Stumer. Crafted with the finest materials, including White Thassos marble floors and Mikasa Ebony paneling throughout. This stunning home features a palatial LivingRoom with fireplace spanning over 40 feet

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in length, perfect for entertaining glamorous and unforgettable gatherings on a grand scale. Enjoy your own private Den complete with a Bar and movie screen. There is also a personal Gym, a luxuriously sleek Home Office, a Gallery to showcase your fine art collection, 2 state of the art Kitchens, 2 Laundry Rooms and a temperature controlled Wine Room with Central Park views! The main kitchen can be open or closed with the touch of a button, depending on your mood or entertaining needs. There are 2 separate entrances to the residence for additional privacy and convenience. This smart-home comes equipped with motorized shades, the latest Crestron system, and over $1M in audio visual technology that can be controlled with the touch of an button or the sound of your voice. The Master Bedroom suite resides in its own private wing, complete with its own spa like bath and windowed shower overlooking the entire city. The walk in closet is comprised of 18 floor to ceiling fully automated

closets and dressing areas. There is an additional Storage unit that comes with the home. The building offers the highest quality of white glove services and amenities, including: a world class Health Club & Spa, Massage & treatment rooms, Sauna & Steam Rooms, 60 foot Indoor Swimming Pool, Yoga & Pilates classes, Wine Cellar, landscaped Garden & courtyard, Porte cochere driveway with valet service and garage. The building also houses the delectable UN Plaza Grill restaurant and the elegant World Bar. Don’t miss your opportunity to call this exceptional residence your home. Showings are by appointment only.

845 United Nations Plaza, 82ACD - Turtle Bay, New York, NY 10017 $39,000,000 Agents: Liza (Scheinman) Nematnejad and Sandy Scheinman

LARCHMONT, NY $3,795,000 I MLS#4842693 Jason Mehler, 914.943.6450

WESTPORT, CT $3,475,000 I MLS#170118493 Leslie Clarke Homes, 203.984.1856

POUND RIDGE, NY $3,250,000 I MLS#4836672 Diane Freedman, 914.522.4644

NYACK, NY $3,200,000 I MLS#4843655 Ellen Hilburg, 914.772.5858

WESTPORT, CT $2,495,000 I MLS#170091249 Leslie Clarke Homes, 203.984.1856

WASHINGTON, CT $2,495,000 I MLS#170108574 The Matthews Group, 860.868.0511


MDRN: INTELLIGENT LIVING ă…ĄLeading the Tech-Driven Future of Home and Furniture Design By Harry Brads


he official launch of Intelligent Living by MDRN, a transformable modular system for the home, by legendary interiors and futurist designer Warren Kay, offers residents an innovative lifestyle solution and raises the standard in luxury living and furniture design. Intelligent Living is a system of furniture that transforms the way we utilize traditional spaces. At the click of one button, or with a gentle pull, motorized units are activated by a custom sliding mechanism which converts a single-use space in any home into a multi-purpose, all-encompassing experience. The transformable home system seamlessly changes a living space into a bedroom, alternates between a dining room and home office, and hides closets behind a wall unit uniquely designed by you.

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The modern and upscale furniture design is the finest in Italian craftsmanship enacting sustainability measures to ensure an eco-friendly and 100% emission-free process. Merging the latest technology with art and design, the transformable modular system is fully customizable with over 100 finishes, materials, fabrics, leathers and digital imaging options. Intelligent Living assures interior decorators and designers’ full creative control with the ability to optimize an entire space without compromising quality. Encompassing all the fundamentals of home life, a fully functional living room can turn into the coziest of bedrooms simply with the click of a button, or with a gentle pull. The future of real estate sees developments rising in height, rental costs rapidly increas-

ing but living spaces shrinking at the same time. Residents of tech hubs such as New York City and San Francisco encounter similar challenges to effectively live in small spaces sized at 550 square feet, more or less, with high rental costs averaging $2,300 to $3,000 per month. This challenge is tasking developers with creating multi-faceted homes with all-in-one capabilities to accommodate residents in our increasingly tech-dependent society. Intelligent Living by MDRN is the future of furniture and interior design set to revolutionize the way city dwellers live.

ROWAYTON, CT $2,195,000 I MLS#170129354 Joanne Shakley & Associates, 203.858.6352

ROXBURY, CT $1,895,000 I MLS#170117354 The Matthews Group, 860.868.0511

BRIDGEWATER, CT $1,599,000 I MLS#170111586 The Matthews Group, 860.868.0511

WESTON, CT $1,500,000 I MLS#170042464 Keith Evans, 203.733.4212

SIMSBURY, CT $1,395,000 I MLS#170091810 Geena Becker, 860.983.4446

ROXBURY, CT $1,200,000 I MLS#170120213 The Matthews Group, 860.868.0511


CALL IT AVENIR By Camille Daniels


hen it comes to cars it is as much about driving as it is about style and making a statement about one’s personal taste. For those drivers who are fans of not just Buick but a particular kind of Buick that makes its presence known will want to explore the premium line of Buicks called Avenir.

that embodies a quilt with a very luxurious touch. An added bonus for the seating is the surprise signature of the car’s name that awaits the driver and passenger on the headrests. The driver’s wheel is not only comfortable to grip but also reflects a sleek design with easy to navigate tools within reach of the wheel and dashboard.

The line debuted a year ago with the Buick Enclave Avenir in October 2017 followed by a successive launch of the LaCrosse Avenir in early 2018 and the latest, the Regal Avenir, revealed in October 2018. This line is first and foremost about luxury.

For the driver who is concerned about safety and technology will find the Avenir line has integrated state of the art technology, like the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and on board Wi-Fi to make sure passengers and the driver are always connected. For safety the smart technology includes Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Keep Assistance..

The LaCrosse sets the tone for intersecting sport and luxury. It is all in the details with a design that gives a more dramatic look. It begins with the grille providing a sportier feel. Then there is the seating design that makes one think of the best of home with its fine stitching on smooth leather

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As 2018 prepares to draw to a close there is anticipation brewing for the third in line of Avenir with the Regal debuting in 2019. Like its predecessors it also offers a sportier look. This can

be found when looking at the rear of the vehicle. It offers a sportback design allowing its owner the chance to lift the back rather than opening it like a traditional car trunk. This model is also smaller, sportier offering than the others in the Avenir line. Although not a completely bespoke model, the Regal Avenir will offerall of the technology, safety features and timeless design that consumers have grown to expect from Buick. As Buick continues to be inspired by the sculptural designs of other aerodynamic technologies it’s no wonder that it continues to not only appeal to consumers in the United States but also overseas in China, particularly with younger Chinese buyers. The Buick vehicles and particularly the Avenir line selections are for those that seek an experience that is engaging over opulence no matter where they end up.


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KEVIN O'LEARY The Ultimate Shark, Mr. Wonderful By hillary latos Photographed By Udo Spreitzenbarth Shot on Location | 845 United Nations Plaza, 82ACD Agents | Liza (Scheinman) Nematnejad and Sandy Scheinman for Douglas Elliman | Grooming By Seiya Iibuchi for Angelo David Salon | SMASHBOX COSMETICS


harks, like humans, have individual personalities, there are those that are solitary and those that are gregarious with strong social connections, fearless, brave, willing to take risks and swallow anything that gets in their way. Despite his on camera persona as a brash, opinionated, and smart as a whip competitive entrepreneur, Mr. Wonderful actually has a softer, charming role in person as a teacher and mentor. Though diplomacy may not be his strongest point on Shark Tank, his can see right to the truth and his true mission is to educate, mentor and bestow his practical magic for making money onto others. Here Resident discusses his role as a shark, latest projects, views

on marriage, and what he sees as the next big thing. What projects are you involved with now? Right now I’m an investor in 34 private companies which keeps me busy, but I’m really interested in financial literacy. I’ve been teaching a lot- at Harvard, MIT, Notre Dame, and others and what surprises me is that these students are geniuses in their fields but have no financial literacy on how to invest in the future or set aside funds for retirement. I teach people in their 20s to put money aside and by investing 10% in the market over a long period of will give them enough for retirement. I’m teaching them to buy bean stocks, even fractional shares at

50 cents per share. They can choose ETFs. Most people think they love a name like Apple or Google, all I try to help them is to diversify their investment. There’s hundreds of different ways to invest. I’m starting to teach them what it is to be an investor which is one of my big projects. To do this I developed an app called Beanstox that allows anyone to invest in fractional shares even if they are using small amounts initially. It is designed to promote long term saving and investing. What are your thoughts on bitcoin? I think everyone is figuring out that it has tremendous potential, but not if it’s unregulated. No government | 65


is going to let their currency be superseded by something they can’t collect taxes onto me the potential is very interesting, but I’m not going to touch it until it’s regulated. The market is figuring that out and a lot of people have lost their money to bitcoin. There’s no such thing as a digital product that can’t be hacked. Built by engineers and hacked by engineers. People who have had their wallets hacked lost millions. The way I look at it, if you want something to be a standard financial services product it has to be accepted by institutional investors. If you show me a more efficient way to transfer money, save it or cash it or provide an issuance of an asset and its regulated, I’m on board. Until that happens it’s going to remain fringe. What has been your favorite investment? I’ve had some really big winners. What I’ve learned over a decade is that the deals you think will be the biggest winners never are. The ones you think are marginal at best often end up being huge hits. What that teaches you is that you need a really big portfolio because you don’t know what’s going to happen. The biggest exiting company on Shark Tank was mine- Plated which was sold to Albertsons last year for $300 Million. I’ve also had Groovebook which was sold to Shutterfly. Shark Tank has been around for over a decade and the companies I’ve invested in are now starting to be acquired, it’s been a marvelous platform. The number one reason why startups fail in America in the first 3 years is that they are never able to get their customer acquisition cost below the lifetime value of the company. Shark Tank gets their product

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in front of 10 million people and their customer acquisition cost is zero. This has been a huge thing for these companies and that’s why there are hundreds of millions of applications to get on the show even if they don’t get a deal. But it’s way better if they get the deal and they become part of the Shark Tank ecosphere. What are the biggest things that you look for? I like products that are not going into a really saturated market. If you come on Shark Tank with a hot sauce or ketchup I couldn’t care less. Those markets are already very established. If you have an innovation or change the market somehow, it’s a huge hit. I like companies with a great idea with great management and great execution skills. There are three things that are consistent in the companies that get funded. 1) They are able articulate the opportunity in 90 seconds or less 2) They can explain why they are the right entrepreneurs to execute a business plan and are credible 3) They know their numbers. Are there any that got away? I never cry over spilled milk, because in the next 60 seconds there’s another. I get shown 5 to 10 deals a day now, my deal flow is unbelievable. I see so many opportunities. I think forward not backwards. Shark Tank is a competition, let’s see another Shark sell their company for $300 million! How did you get started on TV? It was years ago I was asked to come on to talk about digital rights, just when pay cable was coming on. I got into a really big fight with the host. I didn’t

even see the cameras, I just thought they were wrong. I had a different opinion and it lit up the control board. And the producer asked me to come back the next day. Television is a powerful medium and a really a big part of social media. It gets chopped up and repurposed and it becomes part of brand building to support your financial interests everywhere. It’s part of my platform that I use every day to support all of my entrepreneurs. I have millions of followers and we let everyone know about our products and services. It’s a learning experience for us to see what we can measure. Do you get a long with your fellow castmates? Obviously we all respect each other but Shark Tank can be very competitive. We’re fighting over deals and investing our money that’s why it’s great television. Sharks aren’t thinking of making television they are thinking of making great deals and we don’t see the cameras anymore. It’s listening to the presenters, the valuations, does it fit in our portfolio, and most of the pitches are over an hour long and they get edited down. It keeps us really busy. Where do you see the next big investment? Even during trade wars, the world is becoming a global marketplace. What I’ve learned in the last 5 years is that for decades I’ve only invested in the US which was a huge mistake. There’s so much growth going on in other parts of the world, now I have 60% invested in the US and 40% abroad and I’ve done much better with that. | 67


I’m also interested in the technology behind exchange traded funds because if you show me a great manager, I can mimic their same performance in an ETF using scientists which will cut my costs in half. That’s why this is the fastest growing asset class- actively managed ETFs are really getting popular. That is why I invested in O’Shares ETFs a company that designs rules based exchange traded funds. I am a fan of setting the rules on financial metrics. The biggest mistake we’ve learned is using the past to predict the future. Its sticking to companies whose profits are increasing and de-levering on an individual basis that tend to do better because it’s real profit. This is the future of investing. I’d rather pay only 48 basis points (.48%) in ETF fees than 1% to a manager that may not beat the index. Every few months I rebalance my portfolio. The only decision you have to make on an annual basis is ask if my original assumption still intact with this opportunity or has it somehow changed, because things change. What do you avoid in your financial strategy? There’s this concept of generations passing wealth which is a treacherous road. It breeds entitlement which is a disease. Each time you de-risk someone’s life the outcome is often very bad. They never launch. I told my kids I will pay for their education and then you’re on your own. Good luck to you. That’s what my mother did to me and it makes you take some hard decisions in what you pursue in education and how you will invest your time and what you will spend your own money on. And when you look at multi generational outcomes most wealthy families squander their wealth within 4 generations. Do you see a political career on the horizon? I tried my hand at politics and ran for Prime Minister last year in Canada. I won in every province except Quebec because I don’t speak French. But having gone through that process I see myself now as an advisor. I know all the players both in the US and Canada. Very often it’s interesting to be in the back wings just talking about the economic outcomes. I think I have a lot to say about policy- trade and tax but you don’t have to be a politician to influence all

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of that. You can make your views known with a social media platform, and whether politicians listen or not it’s up to their discretion. I make my investment decisions based on policy not politics. So you can have crazy stuff happening but have great economic outcomes because the policy is very clear. We have an administration now that wants to cut taxes, cut regulations and the outcome has been great for my companies. Our cash flow has been up over 20% last year just from deregulation. There’s obviously a lot of volatility because this is not a normal administration or politics as usual. Don’t get bogged down by the Washington circus, focus on the outcome and the policy, because that’s what matters. Right now you can see the outcome with the increased market capitalization in the US. I don’t see a bubble either. Because the valuations aren’t crazy and the earnings growth has exploded while the multiples have remained relatively stagnant. Companies have increased their cash flow because regulation was a huge cost which is showing up in earnings. Are there any similarities that you see between marriage and running a company? Many see marriage as a romantic notion. It’s not. When couples form a marriage they are starting a family business. Successful marriages like companies are built on financial pillars. I’m an investor in the

wedding space and we sell gifting products and cards. I’ve learned that the majority of hiccups that occur in the first 5-7 years of marriage, which is about half, has nothing to do with infidelity. It’s primarily financial stress and incompatible objectives between couples. When you marry someone you have to know what are their financial goals. If they have no interest in saving money or don’t mind having hundreds of thousands in debt it’s going to end badly, you have to be in sync with it. Due diligence between couples shouldn’t just be based on emotional metrics, it should be about what do you see 5 years from now, what will our family look like? You have to think that through because the horrific outcome of breaking up a union in another 7 or 8 years with children is such a bad economic and emotional outcome. So I say it’s a business. You can’t maintain a lifestyle with debt. The romantic euphoria in the beginning of any relationship which makes it so magical turns into more of a maintenance mode after 3 years. Are you compatible, do you enjoy each other, and more importantly are you financially stable? The minute you start making money even when you are 16, you should be putting in 10% into long term savings, that is how you survive. Kids are really expensive and people underestimate the cost of raising a family. Even very wealthy people that I meet don’t know their burn rate and how much

they are spending to maintain their lifestyle and eat into their principal. I ask people to look at a 90 day income portfolio across all of their investments, income vs 90 days of spending and its mind blowing. People outspend their income regardless of their wealth. Very often they are burning up to 30% more than what they are making. Most people buy a lot of things they just don’t need. Anyone can cut their spending by 10% and starts with mundane things. It also teaches your children a bad precedent that you can buy anything you want at any time. It’s a disease to spend more than you make. Where do you find balance? The way I look at my day, its all about time allocationfor my investments, with my family, new ideas, and scheduling that time efficiently is the hardest job I have to try to make it work. Sometimes I’ll hit 5 cities in one day. I travel a lot. If you are an entrepreneur there is no retirement. The whole idea of making enough money is to have the financial freedom to have control over your time and find balance in your life. Freedom is the ability to choose to do the things that matter and say no to everything else. I love what I do and that’s a very valuable goal to achieve. I wish it for everyone. | 71

dining Mifune New York



ew York City is known for its diverse landscape of culinary offerings as well as world class entertainment venues. This fall there is plenty to discover from Michelin inspired Japanese to French Northern California cuisine, boozy brunches, and decadent cabarets. Mifune New York Named after Toshiro Mifune, the revered Japanese actor famous for his emotional portrayal of samurai warriors, MIFUNE New York is taking the NYC dining scene by storm thanks to its cast of top young chefs with extensive Michelin-starred experience. Hiroki Yoshitake, the chef/owner of Michelin-starred Sola in France who trained under Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai, developed the delicious menu. Helming the kitchen as head chef is Yuu Shimano, previously of Guy Savoy’s eponymous three Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris.

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The menu is based on Washoku cuisine—traditional Japanese cooking that places supreme importance on the seasonal bounty of the land and sea which has been reimagined using French techniques and Michelin starred attention to detail. The minimalist space was designed by Katsunori Takeuchi and inspired by nature which sets the stage for what is to come. The jewel of the restaurant is the nine course Chef’s Tasting Menu that showcases the unparalleled talent of the kitchen and changes seasonally. The fall menu includes delicacies such as smoked Botan shrimp and caviar, truffle and mushroom chawanmushi, seafood bouillabaisse, snow crab and liver croquette, wagyu ribeye, anago sushi with a porcini and truffle croquette, and the chef’s selection of sashimi.

This sublime omakase menu is enhanced with the wine and sake pairing. For a more exotic combination try one of Shingo Gokan’s carefully curated cocktails that blend traditional cocktails with the fusion of fresh Japanese liquers and juices. 245 East 44th St. New York, NY 10017 212.986.2800 Paella Sundays at Boulud Sud Even if you can’t hop on a plane to Spain you can still experience the culinary flavors of the Mediterranean with Paella Sundays at Boulud Sud. Available every Sunday, this Upper West Side Mediterranean gem serves Family-style Tapas, authentic Paella “Valenciana” topped with fresh mussels and jumbo prawns, crispy Churros with

melted chocolate, and a complimentary glass of Sangria for $49 per person (2 persons minimum) starting at 5 pm. Boulud Sud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant celebration of the sun and the sea located by Lincoln Center. Drawing inspiration from the coastal Mediterranean, including France’s Côte d’Azur, Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey and beyond, the menu emphasizes regional flavors, featuring an abundance of fresh vegetables, seafood, citrus, grains and herbs. Complementing this breadth and depth of Mediterranean soul, the wine list ranges from French rosés and Italian reds to more unique expressions from Greece, Spain and other coastal regions. 20 W 64th St. New York, NY 10023 212.595.1313 The Pandering Pig The Pandering Pig is the best kept secret in the beautiful enclave of Hudson Heights, that combines innovative renditions of classic French dishes with a distinctively Northern California flair.

Paella Sundays at Boulud Sud

Originally from Marin and Sonoma, owner and Executive Chef Nicole O’Brien and her husband Wine Director Senator O’Brien have brought their love of music, theater, and Northern California gastronomy to create this culinary oasis to the western shores of Northern Manhattan. Taking inspiration from Julia Child and James Beard the menu has balanced flavors using the best ingredients of the season. Start with the French pate board for two with a selection of foie gras, duck rillettes, and charcuterie with brandied cherries. For vegetarians, there are plenty of options such as the Sonoma fig and olive tapenade over goat cheese served with buttery garlic toast, or the roasted brussels sprouts dripping with creamy California Point Reyes blue cheese. Entrees show Chef O’Brien’s signature Fre- NoCal influences with classic French dishes such as the lamb shank braised in white wine, bone in short rib Beef Bourguignon made with a trio of secret spices for a sweet and savory punch paired with parmesan mashed potatoes, coq au vin with creamy polenta, and a seasonal fish of the day. Their signature dish, the Poulet de Sonoma is marinated in herbs de Provence and Northern

California white wine, complemented by Sonoma ingredients of peaches, blueberries, olives and capers, served over braised rice and roasted asparagus. The wine list has been carefully developed by Senator O’Brien with many wines hailing from Provence, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Napa and Sonoma. Or try some hard to find batch produced spirit selection that have been sourced from around the world. 209 Pinehurst Ave. New York, NY 10033 212.781.3124 Bartschland Follies As the home of Sleep No More, The McKittrick is known for its unique theatrical experiential experiences found nowhere else on the planet. For their latest entertainment offering they combined forces with downtown doyenne Susanne Bartsch to create Bartschland Follies. For over three decades Bartsch has been a staple in the transformation and evolution of NYC nightlife delighting audiences with her outlandish costumes and pro-

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viding a venue for countless creative souls and “creatures” to express themselves, come together and escape the humdrum of everyday. This eclectic and eccentric cabaret extravaganza delights with unexpected surprises that is like a decadent burlesque circus comprised of drag queen club kids in madcap fashion providing entertainment for an unforgettable night. Held in The Club Car, each week Bartsch will host with Ziegfeld babe Dee Dee Luxe, drag super star Shequida, and a roster of thrilling performances by nightlife icons Joey Arias, Amanda Lepore, Murray Hill, Fou York, Dirty Martini and many more. Acts range from musical numbers, strip tease and circus feats to art installations, comedy and contortionists presented in ways you’ve never seen before in an intimate setting. Tickets range from $35 for General Admission, $75 for Reserved Seating, and $150 for a Cloud Nine Champagne upgrade with chilled bubbly. Doors open at 10:30pm and all guests must be at least 21 to enter.

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tail such as the spicy bloody mary fired up with soy sauce, roasted Thai chili sauce and firewater, or the caffeine laden Dead Witch with cold brew, vodka, cognac, coffee liqueur, and coconut milk.

Bar Belly Bar Belly is a cocktail and oyster bar and one of the hottest spots located on the Lower East Side. While it is best known for its lively happy hour, seasonal cocktails, and nightlife scene, Bar Belly also serves a fantastic brunch every Saturday and Sunday with a variety of live music performances and elevated comfort fare.

Fun seasonal cocktails include the Dancing Queen, made with pear-infused vodka, pear eau de vie, American fruits apple liqueur, tarragon tincture, lemon juice, mint syrup, and sparkling wine or Cinderella Mans, made with rose hips infused barsol pisco, monkey shoulder whiskey, raspberry eau de vie, raspberry syrup, beet juice, lemon juice, and nutmeg.

Indulge in savory favorites such as the avocado or spicy sopressata toast. For heartier options choose the Buffalo shrimp and cheesy grits, belly baked eggs with tomato sauce and pepper jack cheese, or hangover cures such as fried chicken and waffles, lamb sliders, or The Hangover with short rib and potato hash, fried egg topped with a spicy avocado and tomatillo sauce.

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Start your weekend with a decadent brunch cock-

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Tang Hotpot Tang Hotpot is a modern Chinese restaurant serving authentic Sichuan hotpot recipes and is located in Lower Manhattan. Hotpot is a traditional Chinese dish made in a simmering pot of broth

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that diners can cook a variety of raw ingredients at the table and then eats with customized dipping sauces. 135 Bowery New York, NY 10002 917.421.9330 Bào Tea House Located in Greenwich Village, Bào Tea House is serving both sweet and savory bào, filled bun or bread-like dumplings that have diners wanting to come back for more. Bào Tea House is creating traditional Chinese delicacies with a modern twist, such as their Choco Milk Bào, sweet baked buns with chocolate, filled with iced milk custard, and topped with almond and cocoa. 140 West 4th St. New York, NY 10012 646.833.7870 Noted Tribeca Noted Tribeca is an all-day café and bar serving Korean-American cuisine. They serve tea and croissants by day and tapas and cocktails by night. The stylish eatery that is tucked away in Tribeca makes for a great brunch and cocktail spot with a fun atmosphere for all to enjoy. 112 Hudson St. New York, NY 10013 646.398.7807 Sall Restaurant and Lounge Sall Restaurant and Lounge invites guests to eat, drink, and have fun at their fun, new chic restaurant located in the heart of Mid-Town in Hell’s Kitchen. The New American and seafood cuisine eatery is an all-day restaurant serving brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Be sure to try one of their specially crafted cocktails and enjoy the sleek and modern design of the restaurant. 818 10th Ave. New York, NY 10019 212.601.2643

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xplore the cosmopolitan metropolis of Shanghai when you stay at the Grand Kempinski Hotel. Located in the heart of the financial district, Grand Kempinski Hotel offers stylish and modern rooms with impeccable views of the city that combines history with

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technology and innovation. Its proximity to the city center and easy access to hidden gems scattered across the port city make Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai the perfect hotel for all types of travelers.

Grand Kempinski Hotel has nearly 700 rooms and suites, all with contemporary designs and views of the city, that can accommodate up to 720 guests. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, Grand Kempinski Hotel makes your comfort their top priority; the hotel even has a

health club, which includes a spa, a state of the art fitness center with a panoramic view of the skyline, and a sizable indoor swimming pool. In addition to a work desk in each room, Grand Kempinski Hotel also has a business center that offers equipment and a meeting room. The hotel is perfect for business conferences, corporate retreats, weddings, and other private events as it has a grand ballroom as well as 11 additional function rooms. After a long day of meetings or exploring the beautiful city of Shanghai, guests can dine at the restaurants on site, serving Chinese, Italian, Spanish, and contemporary international cuisine;

Grand Kempinski Hotel has four restaurants and three bars, all with internationally trained chefs, from which guests can choose. Although it is more well known for being an influential financial hub, Shanghai also has a rich culture that visitors of the city should try to explore. Grand Kempinski Hotel offers guests easy access to public transportation to sites such as the Zhujiajiao Water Towns, which is considered as Shanghai’s Venice or Nanjing Road, the world’s longest shopping district that is nearly three and a half miles long. Guests of Grand Kempinski Hotel should try to

make their way to the Former French Concession, rich in both beauty and history, is known for its tree-lined avenues, colonial architecture, and hip cafes and restaurants, bars and breweries, galleries, and boutiques. Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai is part of Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group known for personal service and hospitality. The luxury hotel group has 76 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and counting. | 77



Private Paradise In The Heart of The Caribbean By Norah Bradford


asa de Campo Resort & Villas – a member of The Leading Hotels of the World – attracts affluent travelers with the offering of spacious hotel rooms, suites and luxury villas. Expect gourmet cuisine and fine wines and spirits throughout the destination’s restaurants and bars, a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, La Terraza Tennis Center and 245-acre Shooting Club. For more than 40 years, this discreet enclave has been a favored escape for the world’s financial moguls, politicos and Hollywood’s elite including Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Michael Jordan, and Bill Clinton. Spanning 7,000 tropical acres on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, this luxury Caribbean destination is also home to three of the game’s most difficult courses all designed by Pete Dye, including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and

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The Links. Casa de Campo is also home to Altos de Chavón – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city with boutique shops, museums and a 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater inaugurated by Frank Sinatra in August of 1982. Situated on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, in the town of La Romana, Casa de Campo is edged by the Caribbean Sea on one side and the winding Chavon River below on the other. A cloistered world unto itself, the resort is an Eden resplendent with native sea grapes, Flamboyant trees blooming with fiery hued flowers and lush bougainvillea in shades of fuchsia, amethyst and white. The Casa de Campo Marina extends over more than 90,000 square meters with 370-slips including villa and townhouse-type apartments for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas offers an array of tantalizing taste experiences sure to please even the most discerning epicure. From dining in true Caribbean style and savoring classic Dominican Republic cuisine, to fresh seafood, pasta, steaks and sushi creations, Casa de Campo offers all of the best flavors from around the world with five resort restaurants on the Inclusive Supplement; La Piazzetta restaurant, La Cana Restaurant & Lounge, Lago Restaurant, Pubbelly Sushi, and La Casita among others more exclusive like SBG and the new Minitas Beach Club that have been recently renovated featuring infinity pools and private gazebos that topped the list with the best sunsets views of the island.

Goodbye Summer…Hello Fall! August 23rd-November 15th 2018 Minimum 4 Night Stay Say goodbye to summer & hello to fall with a quick island getaway to Sunrise Beach Villas. Come and spend your days with us on the beach. Watch the sunrise over the horizon and lay off in the sand. Stay longer & save more! Book a minimum of 4 nights stay with us and receive a 50% discount off your nightly room rate! This is a deal that cannot be beat! Contact us directly in order to book this special.

ONLY THREE HOURS FROM PARADISE Non-stop flights to Nassau, Bahamas Experience everything that paradise has to offer when staying at Sunrise Beach Villas. Located on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, our property ensures privacy & security, which presents the perfect getaway for all. Come visit’re welcome to stay. | TOLL FREE: 800.451.6078 | DIRECT: 242.363.2234 |


TURTLE BAY RESORT A Hawaiian Treasure By Kenza Salahdine


hinking about surfing the waves? Experience a unique and authentic stay at The Turtle Bay Resort, the perfect spot to do so. Located about an hour from the touristic and busy Waikiki beach, The North Shore is considered as the countryside of Oahu. While driving to The North Shore, stop by The Dole plantation a living museum featuring the history of the Hawaiian pineapple. Get back into your car and keep driving while admiring the beauty of the speechless views of Hawaii. The North Shore offers seven miles of beautiful beaches waiting to be explored and host the world’s premier surfing competitions. While arriving at the North Shore, experience a stay at the laidback Turtle Bay Resort. Indulge a front row seat on the Pacific from the renovated beautiful and sophisticated rooms that Turtle Bay Resort has to offer. The Resort is unique, and an idyllic location will make you feel special. It is the only resort of the island that offers such spectacular tropical landscape and panoramic views. The property is composed of 850 acres, with three wings, offering varied views of the ocean and the incredible North Shore Coast but also 12 miles of oceanfront hiking that surrounds the resort. You will almost feel like if you are on another island of its own, the perfect getaway. It is located approximately 45minutes from Honolulu International airport and just minutes from the Polynesian Cultural Center, Waimea Valley, and Haleiwa town. Select your home away from home among the selection of their 410 beautiful guest

rooms and ocean view suites from 478 square foot to 725 square foot. Each room is a relaxing and peaceful environment consisting of modern and chic decor, designed with their beautiful signature touch of turquoise as a reminder of the blue of the ocean. We know how tiring it can be to plan a getaway and that is something with which Turtle Bay can help. They offer a broad palette of package getaways for couples, family or friends with a wide range of activities. Guests can try to stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding and pony tours along ocean front trails, guided snorkeling tour, surfing lesson, helicopter tour, golf course sessions and more. Fans of television and cinema can also explore the set locations of the world’s most famous movies, and television shows, such as Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Hawaii Five-0, just to name a few. They can take care of creating an entire itinerary according to your preferences. You will have the pleasure to enjoy the North Shore Style dining experience with the seven on-property restaurants and bars the resort has to offer. Noted that the chefs of each of the seven restaurants only use fresh and local ingredient from both land and sea, giving the unique and exquisite taste to their different dishes that you will experience while enjoying fascinating views over the ocean. Indulge a pampering moment at Nalu Kinetic Spa, Salon and Fitness Center where you can experience a unique and relaxing Hawaiian treatment featuring the natural plants of the island.


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HONUA KAI RESORT & SPA Best Place to Stay at for a Luxurious Hawaiian Getaway By Kenza Salahdine


he Island of Maui, also called The Valley Island, is the second largest island of the Hawaiian archipelago and is located in the South Est of the Island. The gets its name from the legendary Hawai’iloa navigator that discovered the Island and wanted to name it after his son, who turned out to be the name of a Hawaiian half god. Discovering the Island will take you some time but the first step: you must book the perfect hotel if you want your stay to be memorable. Indulge an unforgettable, relaxing and unique stay at Honua Kai Resort, located at only 50-minutes away from Kahului airport and just 5-minute walk from the beach. There are a variety of beaches great for both relaxing and recreational activities such as snorkeling, paddle boarding and more. Located along Kaanapali Beach on the island of Maui, Honua Kai Resort & Spa offers 40 tropical beachfront acres and a broad range of very

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charming bedroom suites and studios designed with a contemporary Hawaiian style. The suites feature a fully equipped kitchen and a seating area with a flat-screen TV but also are accommodating guests with a washing machine and tumble dryer which is very convenient while traveling. If you instead spend your time at home don’t worry, Honua Kai Resort & Spa makes it possible! You will feel like home while being away from home in luxurious accommodations. You will have anything you need to cook and host your family or friends for dinner in your suite and if you need anything, feel free to reach out your concierge who is always reachable 24h/7: yes it’s incredible! All the accommodations offer incredible views over the mountains or the ocean. Honua Kai Resort & Spa owns three swimming pools, including one with a waterslide. You can rent water sporting and snorkeling equipment, as well as inflatable air mattresses on site.

Noted also that windsurfing, paragliding and surf lessons and more activities that can be organized by the resort regarding the date of your stay and preferences. The resort offers several delicious restaurant options on site such as Duke’s Beach House, a casual bistro, that serves Hawaiian cuisine based on local ingredients freshly picked for dinner, this restaurant has two bars including one with an ocean view. You can also enjoy a coffee or a snack at Aina Gourmet, a coffee-market. Golf lovers will also find their happiness at the resort since The Royal Kaanapali Golf Course is only a few minutes away from Honua Kai Resort and Spa. The luxury shops and restaurants of Whalers Village are a five minute drive away.


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KA’ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL Speechless Beaches and Mountains By Kenza Salahdine


peechless beaches and mountains surround the island of Maui. The western shore of Maui is a unique and beautiful part of the island that you must explore. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is the best hotel to do so as it is perfectly located with an incredible ocean view on the world famous Ka’anapali beach and only few miles away from historical downtown Lahaina. The hotel is ideal for couples, friends or a family getaway. The property offers onsite complimentary activities to help you experience traditional Hawaiian culture. You will also have the possibility to explore the area by organizing a helicopter tour, a snorkeling session or other activities depending on what you’re looking for. The staff of the hotel will be pleased to arrange an itinerary for you if needed. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is very traditional and

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wants to make sure every guest gets the most of the traditional Hawaiian culture while staying at the hotel. This is a unique hotel. Upon arrival, they consider you part of their ‘ohana (family) which is why they greet you with a traditional oli (song) and end your stay with a Kukui Lei ceremony, explaining the meaning of the lei and why it is not good bye but a hui hou (until we meet again). Enjoy a complimentary O ʻ hana Welcome Breakfast for guests staying three nights or longer at the delicious Tiki Terrace onsite restaurant where Executive Chef Muromoto always cooks with a variety of Hawaii’s local and fresh ingredients. The convivial and unique atmosphere really makes you feel at home. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel answers to your needs with fully equipped and modernly designed accommodations with beautiful ocean or mountain views.

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is widely known as Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel. They are aware of the beauty of their land and they work daily to preserve it, allowing guests to experience and explore the grounds. They consider their history, but also their present, and are always acting carefully to secure the future of the island. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel offers a variety of daily day/night entertainment, which starts with their traditional on-site activities (shows, ceremonies, cultural activities etc), but also with a selection of island and beach activities provided complimentary to guests. They also offer you the opportunity to experience the Legends of Ka’anapali Lu’au every Monday night in the hotel’s Tiki Courtyard.


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MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL Luxury on the Water By Kenza Salahdine


he Hawaiian Islands are composed of eight major islands. The Big Island— also called the Island of Hawai’i or the Big I— is the largest island in the United States and most volcanically active of all Hawaiian islands. The Island owns the most active volcanoes in the world, called: the Kilauea Volcano. The Big Island offers an incredibly diverse nature with native plants, trees, insects and more. The Island also offers incredible white, black and green sand beaches, as well as beautiful rainbow coral reefs that will leave you speechless. Indulge a relaxing, wonderful yet adventurous stay at the historical Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii’s first island resort, built by Laurance S. Rockefeller and is now an incredible 5-star hotel on the Big Island of Hawai’i. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection is conveniently located on a beautiful white sand beach with an outstanding beachfront location and an upscale golf course. Upon arrival, you will be

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beautifully welcomed with a beautifully handpicked flower necklace to make you feel like home. All rooms are beautifully and carefully designed with a luxurious Hawaiian touch that has a stunning view of the ocean or the golf course with private balconies. The rooms are fully furnished, including complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer, bathrobes, and slippers. You will also have the option to read “The art of Mauna Kea,” an excellent book on the art collection of Mr. Rockefeller, which remains at your disposal if you want to learn about the History of the resort and its art. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s on-site restaurant, Autograph Collection, offers a daily breakfast and dinner buffet freshly made with local ingredients. You can also enjoy the Copper Bar, which provides a happy hour with a variety of delicious cocktails, as well as lunches. You will also have access to other restaurants located at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, a sister property. A shuttle bus to this property is available every day for free in the evening. The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is newly

renovated and combines a contemporary style with the lush green flora of Hawaii. The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort provides both family-friendly activities and activities and amenities just for adults. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel also thinks about the parents with kids. You can indulge the different Hawaiian activities offered by the hotel such as spa treatment services or yoga classes. Guests can also book helicopter tours, island tours and get into the Hawaiian culture while kids can enjoy supervised activities. Additionally, there are 13 tennis courts on site. The on-site tour desk can help arrange tours and excursions daily. Noted also that their Hawaiian golf resort course, created in 1964, by Robert Trent Jones Sr., is awardwinning and has set the standard for Hawaii golf for years now. Whatever you are looking for a luxurious, a trip with the girls, a couple or even a family getaway, The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is at your disposal and will be pleased to offer you a unique and special itinerary especially made upon your request.

Sunset at the Palms, a treehouse-style, adults- only, all-inclusive boutique hotel in Negril, Jamaica, offers a full sensory experience for those who are seeking rest and relaxation.

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SANFORD RUBENSTEIN A Champion for the People By mosaka williamson Photographed By Evan Guttman


erched in his chair in the corner office of his 17th floor downtown Brooklyn office, attorney Sanford Rubenstein fervently recounts nearly 50 years of cases in which he has successfully become the voice for the voiceless. He sits in front of an oversized window, boasting tremendous views of the Manhattan Bridge and the New York City skyline in the distance, with a sense of intense pride. Nearly every inch of the walls in the room is covered with individually framed photos of newspaper clippings of all his multi-million dollar settlements, him with prominent politicians, celebrities, and the everyday people he has championed for decades. Space is so scarce, the photos overflow onto the tops of bookcases and shelves. Sanford, who often goes by the nickname Sandy, is a champion for the people.

been a legal analyst on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.

As the senior partner at the law firm Rubenstein & Rynecki, along with attorney Scott Rynecki, his areas of practice include wrongful death, medical malpractice, civil rights (with an emphasis on police brutality), product liability, construction accidents and school negligence. The largest case for the firm was in 2014. Rubenstein and his team were successful in obtaining a $62 million jury verdict for a woman who suffered a bilateral amputation and hearing loss in a medical malpractice case.

Rubenstein went on to be mentored by, and work alongside, legendary civil rights lawyer Johnnie Cochran. He was also a lawyer for the Reverend Al Sharpton for almost two decades. When he isn’t fighting for the rights of others, he enjoys running--he finished the New York City Marathon– and collecting modern Haitian art, amassing one of the largest collections in the world. He is an author who in 2010 penned a book entitled The Outrageous Rubenstein, in which he writes about his experience as a media-savvy trial lawyer fighting for justice and change.

Sanford Rubenstein understands that when dealing with civil rights cases, the court of public opinion is critical. He is an expert at bringing attention to his cases, and dubs media coverage as “The trial before the trial.” He works relentlessly to ensure accurate information is relayed in his cases. Rubenstein has appeared on Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Inside Edition, Geraldo at Large, and The Montel Williams Show, to name a few. He has also

Rubenstein is a native New Yorker who came from humble beginnings, growing up in the tough Ravenswood New York Housing projects in Queens. When he was 14 years old, his family moved to the suburbs of Rockland County in upstate New York. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York (SUNY), earned his MBA in New York City, and went to law school at night in Brooklyn while teaching public school in Harlem during the day. In 1972 he graduated from law school, wrapped up internships, and gained admission to the Bar. His career began to take off when he started hosting a show on a radio station in Brooklyn called “Know Your Rights.”

A profile of him published in the American Bar Association periodical Minority Trial Lawyer described him as follows: “Prolific, legendary, change-maker, and even outrageous are all accurate descriptions of the renowed civil rights attorney based in New York, Sanford Rubenstein. Rubenstein’s career has been punctuated by many heart-wrenching,

high-profile cases in which he has represented countless victims of wrongful acts. Yet, it is Rubenstein’s mastery of the trial outside of the courtroom–, under the scrutiny of a jury comprising the press, the public, and policymakers–that sets him apart from other civil rights attorneys.” With hard work comes recognition, and his accolades includes being crowned a Grand Marshall of the Caribbean Day Parade this year and he has hosted events side by side with Haitian Presidents due to his work for the Haitian community. He is considered to be one of the nation’s 25 top trial lawyers by the Melvin M. Belli Society of the American Trial Lawyers Association. He has been honored by the NAACP, Reverend Al Sharpton’s NAN and Black Lives Matter Greater New York. He has been named one of the top 100 litigators for New York by the American Society of Legal Advocates, and one of the top 100 civil plaintiffs lawyers in the country by the National Trial Lawyers in 2017. One of his most high-profile cases was that of Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant. Twenty years ago, he was forcibly sodomized by a New York police officer in the bathroom of a New York City police precinct. In the predawn hours of August 9, 1997, Abner Louima was leaving a nightclub in East Flatbush where a crowd on the street had become rowdy, causing police officers to interject themselves. Things became a bit chaotic when Officer Justin Volpe was punched, mistook the assailant for Louima, a 30-year-old trained engineer in Haiti, who at the time was working as a security guard in the United States. Louima was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing government administration, and resisting arrest. | 89



The arresting officers beat Louima with their fists, nightsticks, and hand-held police radios on the ride to the 70th precinct police station. At the station, Volpe, brought Louima to the bathroom. Louima was handcuffed with his hands behind his back, and he was held down while Volpe sodomized him with a stick. He was left bleeding on the floor of a cell, and spent two months in a hospital after surgery for his internal injuries. Later, Volpe in court admitted to assaulting Louima. Louima’s subsequent civil suit in which he was represented by Sanford Rubenstein against the City of New York and the Police Benevolent Association, ended in a settlement of $8.75 million on July 30, 2001. The Abner Louima case is one of the most important civil rights cases in New York City history. The case was mentioned in the 1998 Amnesty International report on the United States among several other cases of police brutality, torture, and abuse. Amnesty International also uses the incident as a case study on a treatise in the campaign against torture. Mike McAlary, a New York Daily News journalist, won the 1998 Pullitzer Prize for distinguished commentary for his expose of the brutalization of Louima. In 2018 Rubenstein, who regards himself as an activist lawyer, spoke from the same spot Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Riverside Church when he condemned Lyndon B. Johnson for the Vietnam War. Rubenstein condemned the immigration policies of the Trump administration, which he sees as one of the most significant civil rights issues facing the United States today. Keeping in line with his activism, Rubenstein attended the first Women’s March, and has spoken at numerous demonstrations on behalf of immigrants throughout New York City. In the immediate future, Rubenstein sees the midterm elections as paramount, and he hopes they will help improve the current political climate in the United States. He sees the immigration policies of the Trump administration as unjust, and he will continue to fight for change. Sanford Rubenstein shows no signs of slowing down; and he has become one of America’s best-known lawyers. He attributes his success to his ability to gain the trust of each client he works for, providing excellent legal representation, and a sincere desire to make a permanent difference one case at a time. He has helped change laws and wants to ensure that once a victim suffers an injustice he does everything in his power to ensure it does not happen to someone else. One of the most revealing indicators of Rubenstein’s passion and purpose can be found in the dedication of his book “The Outrageous Rubenstein”. He writes, “To my young grandsons, Myles and Marcus, may you grow up in a better world than the one we live in now.”

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The Key to Reaching the Influential Mom Market By Bailey Beckett Photographed By Heidi Green & Lindsay May


yss Stern is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DivaMoms, one of the most influential platforms in the motherhood market. Started 14 years ago, her company now offers marketers access to moms in NYC and now across the globe through the filter of Lyss’ funny, honest and highly relatable voice. Married to her husband, Brian, for 17 years, she is the mother of three children – sons Jackson, 14 and Oliver, 11, and daughter Blake, 4 – and runs her company from her home in New York City. A native of Long Island, Lyss inherited her entrepreneurial spirit and instincts from her father, David, who started the Olde Brooklyn Soda company. She went on to college at Syracuse University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and followed with a master’s in communications from NYU. Straight out of school, she landed one of the most sought-after jobs in media: working alongside legendary Manhattan publicist Peggy Siegal. She received a crash course in publicity and event planning, staging movie premieres, Broadway openings, press junkets, celebrity interviews and media campaigns for the hardest driving force in media.

Having survived one of the toughest jobs in New York, Lyss switched careers and began teaching kindergarten while simultaneously starting a family. Soon after the birth of her first son, Jackson, she felt she was losing parts of her life before becoming a mom. She wanted to feel vivacious, sexy but all she found were classes on breast-feeding and other child-rearing tips. And so, while home taking care of her then-6-month-old baby, Lyss started www. and began writing about her experiences. Within months, the site attracted an audience of women like her experiencing the same life circumstances. A community soon developed, and so did an opportunity; ever the entrepreneur, Lyss realized she could make a business from this and offer to her audience invitations to events – openings for stores, gyms, restaurants, Broadway-Off Broadway Shows, films, hair salons, and everything in btwn reach out to Lyss to get to her moms. Two years in, she was able to leave her job as a teacher and work on her company full-time, developing a coveted database of mothers who fit the “DivaMoms” profile. With her talent for writing and PR, she started

using local media to build a public profile for herself. She was the lifestyle correspondent for Conde Nast’s family publication Cookie. She then went on to become Editor-in-Chief of Observer Playground, a supplement published by then-owner Jared Kushner, and also continues to contribute a “SummerLYSST” column for Social Life Magazine and “FabULyssFinds” in Manhattan Family. With demand growing, Lyss was approached by local businesses and even national companies to help promote their products and brands. She’s credited for helping Random House launch E.L. James’ best-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey before it became a worldwide sensation. The publisher enlisted Lyss to invite her audience to a New York event, and within two hours, the books sold out. Lyss also began hosting events, including her annual “Mom Mogul” breakfast, which has become a popular social occasion for career moms before Mother’s Day. Panelists in the past have included handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff, jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher, celebrity stylist June Ambrose, Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Flywheel Sports creator Ruth Zukerman, | 95


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GLAM4GOOD influencer Mary Alice Stephenson and television personality Veronica Webb. Now a full-blown “mom-preneur,” Lyss has expanded her audience through media. In addition to appearing on TV and radio as a parenting expert, she has authored two books, Motherhood Is a B#TCH!10 Steps to Regaining Your Sanity, Sexiness and Inner Diva, co-authored by Sheryl Berk, and If You Give a Mom a Martini, co-authored by Julie Klappas and featuring contributions from celebrity moms like Kelly Ripa, Christie Brinkley and Jill Kargman just to name a few. And she was one of the first “influencers” to embrace social media. Every day, she posts and engages with her audience through Instagram, Facebook and other emerging platforms, as well as by text and email. Moms actually reach out to her privately. “It’s ‘Dear Abby’ but ‘Dear Lyss,’” she laughs, proudly. “All day I will get messages like, ‘Hey Lyss, where did you find your nanny? Who’s the best pediatrician? Facialist? Eyebrows? best stroller? SAT Tutor? Nutritionist” Lyss continues to further grow the DivaMoms brand through television – she is the co-creator of the NickMom short-form series “Story Time for Moms” as well as the co-creator of the Scripps Networks short-form series “Bad Moms in History.” She and her husband and sister Samantha are working on a script loosely based on her mother titled “#NANADOLL for TV (“Dark comedy at its finest!” says Lyss. “No one has met a character like #Nanadoll.”) She won't open up, however says she has some other exciting television projects in the works. In one sentence, what is DivaMoms? Lyss: We are a direct marketing company for moms everywhere. What is the broader purpose? Lyss: Companies – brands, publishers, events, products – hire DivaMoms because I have a quality audience who are influenced by what I say, approve of, suggest, comment on. My followers are known to engage and also spend. What I say is honest and relatable. Companies that hire DivaMoms – in essence, me – have to first get my seal of approval. For example, if it’s a food company, it has to be something that I’d eat first or feel comfortable serving to my kids. I get approached by everyone – fitness studios, coffee brands, tutoring services for kids, etc. They have to pass the Lyss test.

What is a DivaMom? Lyss: A woman who feels even sexier, stronger and more gorgeous after she has a baby. She is a woman who understands that loving your child doesn’t mean losing yourself, and that being a mom is the most fabulous time of your life. Why is you audience so important to brands? Lyss: Because these are direct eyeballs who are a target audience for many brands. A company can spend $100,000 on an advertising page in some magazine, and they might not get a return on investment. With DivaMoms, you get a direct targeted audience. I don’t guarantee anything, however I have enough examples that show my audience is incredibly valuable to their efforts. The mom market as a whole is a huge, audience. And they rely on your recommendations? Lyss: From an early age, I was a trend-setter. I had a good sense of what the next “thing” would be, and I still do. But now I use it for a different audience – moms like me who are raising kids but don’t want to give up on their own needs and wants. I have my pulse on what’s out there because I am out there. Every day I’m running around with three kids, and I observe and take moments in. I know instantly if it’s something my audience would be interested in knowing about. Your personality is very much a public part of you online. Where’s the separation? Lyss: I do put a lot of who I am out to my audience, but I recognize there is business time and there is personal time. The outside Lyss is more businessminded. Sure, I have fun with it and engage my followers with humorous banter, but it’s still a business. I’m a trusted conduit between marketers and a very big audience. But at the end of the day, or when my kids and family need personal time, I won’t hesitate to put down the phone and be “present” so they get the best of me. Our kids – and I think that applies to everyone in my community – come first no matter what. Through DivaMoms, I’ve built a community of women who I love to hear from. The beautiful thing about this group is that when we do come together at events, we meet and bond because we are like-minded. There is something very special about that. You do portray a very realistic window into the world of a busy mom. Lyss: I never portray anything as perfect in my life.

I don’t want anyone to ever think it is, because it’s not. I don’t have a team of people taking selfies of me around town – what I post is real. And I’m annoyed with the overuse of the “blessed” hashtag. You’re not blessed if you have a big private plane. You’re blessed if your children and family are happy and healthy. I like to keep it real. I’m married 17 years, my husband, Brian, and I have three kids and a dog. And I talk about this every day. I even wrote a book about it, Motherhood Is a B#TCH!. Not every day is rainbows and unicorns. It’s real life and it’s a roller coaster. Putting it out there online and offline lets people know that I am real. We are all going through something every day. I always say we are juggling 101 balls at once trying not to let one drop. Can moms have it all? Lyss: I really despise this question! I never portray anything as perfect in my life. I despise the word perfect. Just read my newest book Motherhood Is A B#tch (Lyss giggles). Would they ever ask a dad this question? If I have to answer the answer is everyone’s definition is different. To me, having it all is having your health. I lost my father four years ago; he was sick throughout my childhood and teen years. So, having it all to me means having a healthy family, a happy family and loving what you do. But in a practical sense, no, I don’t think you can have it all. When I started out, I thought it was possible. But when you try, you’re depleted. Balancing kids, a husband, home is enough. Throw in a career or starting a business? It’s a lot. Moms are allowed to ask for help. And that’s what I try to instill in DivaMoms: Life isn’t perfect, and you’re not a bad person or mom for admitting it. There is help. We have a thriving community of people who are experiencing what you are. How did you get your start? Lyss: My background is in public relations and special events. I worked for Peggy Siegal after college and then decided I wanted to go back to school and become a Kindergarten teacher. I went back to school, to get a Master’s in education and taught kindergarten in a private school for six years. I loved every minute of it. When I started out, there were just a few mom blogs that spoke to me and the experience I was going through. The only thing I really found was a group meeting in the back of some dingy restaurant on the Upper East Side and some woman saying, “This is how to breast-feed.” I had gone with Jackson and said, “I can’t do this.” | 97


And then a light bulb went on in my head: There has to be something more than this. So, I created a blog called, and it was me talking about my experiences. It was the time of “Sex and the City” when women were celebrating being glamorous, sexy, social. Lyss: Yes, and I didn’t want to lose myself just because I was now a mom. I wanted to continue to be fabulous. I wanted to wear stilettos. I wanted to have fun with my friends and have fun with my husband. I put my thinking cap on and said, “I’m going to go for this.” Sippy cups and high heels can go hand-in-hand. High chairs and high heels are not mutually exclusive. You don’t have to have one and not the other. What was the reaction? Lyss: Well at first, everyone laughed at me. My friends had a big intervention. My husband was concerned because I never took a business class. I majored in communications at Syracuse! But I said to myself, “The worst thing that will happen is that I will fail.” Alright, so I fail. And the best-case scenario is that I will succeed. But I need to try this. In a way, you were a trailblazer. Lyss: When I started, there weren’t many mom blogs. My company grew into a business ㅇover time now almost fifteen years. It wasn’t just me taking ridiculous photos of myself because people were paying me. Companies, brands and stores got wind of me because the audience grew organically, mom-to-mom. I never advertised, and I won’t to this day. I truly believe in building the mom community through the word of mom. Marketers and publicists started asking, “Who is this Lyss? Who are these DivaMoms? We need them! We need this audience!” That’s how it started. How are you monetizing this? Lyss: Companies can buy different packages – email blasts, sponsored social media posts, events. But, again, they have to pass what I call the “Lyss Test.” It has to be something I believe in and use myself and familyrelated. Instagram @diva_moms Twitter @divamoms, website

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KAVI Art Basel & Miami Art Week By Bennett Marcus


pectrum Kavi is headed to Miami Art Week after being invited to show her new work. Born in Bombay and raised in California, she reflects her roots in a new collection to be shown at the Spectrum Miami show in December. “I really wanted to tie in my background because it’s been such a journey trying to merge two cultures and growing up in this country where, of course, I look Indian, but I feel more American.” The autobiographical mixed-media images are paintings layered with resin. “From California, I moved to a really small city in Virginia and I just didn’t feel like I belonged anywhere, and I wanted to bring that out in the pieces. Each layer is kind of my continuous growth into the woman I am today.”

name is the Hindi word for poet, posted pieces on Facebook, and people in her community took note. Word soon spread throughout the South and in the Daytona Beach, FL, area where she lives. “I was really

Unicorns & Murals She made unicorns out of resin, ink, and acrylic paint, and added some Indian currency and Hindi newspaper clippings that her motherin-law brought. “The unicorn to me symbolized the American dream, that you can work hard to achieve your goals, and once you’re there you can keep growing.” Kavi has a 6-foot mural on a building wall in Daytona Beach, and will soon be doing another one, a unicorn, in the city.

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She always had an artistic bent, and received her first commissions (Abstract cityscapes) while in college, but as the daughter of immigrants, she considered it more of a hobby, and took a more practical route for her career. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, she worked in public relations and eventually in real estate. With her commissions growing, her husband suggested that she pursue art full-time. “Now, I am focusing on getting my work shown in more galleries, and applying to international shows like Spectrum,” the artist says. “I have completely different goals this year. Last year I left real estate, I’m learning to balance my work and my family.”

Commissioned by Renaissance Marriott This year Kavi has been commissioned to create artwork for the lobby of the new Renaissance Marriott opening in Daytona Beach in 2019. “I’m really excited about this project.” She’s also flown to New York, where she created a mural for a new restaurant opening in Union Square. “They want a high-glam Indian-inspired piece,” she says. “They found me on Instagram.”

Kavi on her Multimedia Works This young mother of two had the best reason for becoming a full-time, professional artist – she was selling so much artwork that she barely had enough time for her job in real estate. Kavi, whose

busy with both commissions (all private commissions, pop portraits and mixed-media pieces) and creating my other work.”

busy just by word-of-mouth,” she says. “I put my website up and then I made an Instagram page for my art, and since then I’ve been






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LIZZIE ASHER Philanthropist, Activist and Entrepreneur By Elizabeth Darwen


eruvian-born philanthropist, activist and entrepreneur Lizzie Asher graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and earned a degree from Harvard Law School. She practiced law at a prestigious firm in Manhattan before launching a successful beverage company, Macchu Pisco, with her sister Melanie da Trindade-Asher. Lizzie dedicates her time to personal causes that showcase her breadth of interests. She has been keenly involved with social equality issues for women and is often featured in publications aiming to discuss women’s progress and equality. At the 65th Anniversary of Harvard Law admitting women she delivered an impassioned speech to women graduates about navigating career and life. Lizzie is the co-founder of the Asher-Ezra scholarship fund that provides financial aid to underprivileged Latino children in the Bronx. She also serves as one of the youngest Board Members of the non-

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profit Save Venice and is spearheading the relaunch of the Young Friends of Save Venice Initiative. When Lizzie is not in NY spending time with her son, balancing her business and philanthropic commitments, she can be found taking on even more challenges that ignite her passion for helping others.

However, Lizzie and Melanie did not simply want to create super-premium Piscos, Today, the company’s ethos of making all-natural spirits has steered the entrepreneurs to make a commitment to the environment and advocating for healthy farm practices in Peru that preserves the ecology of the Pisco Valley.

One such passion is the new endeavor that the company she and her sister Melanie Asher founded, Macchu Pisco, has embraced. When the company was established, Lizzie and Melanie crafted an entirely new experience for discerning drinkers as they introduced the sublime spirit of Peru to the United States, Europe and beyond. While the sisters certainly cast a reverent eye toward tradition, Macchu Pisco is singular in its modern purity and complexity, and has been regarded as nothing less than revelatory by mixologists and the press.

Lizzie takes particular pride that all the care and attention devoted to the liquid of Macch Pisco’s portfolio of brands goes hand-in-hand with the care their entire enterprise gives to its main partner, a co-op of women farmers. Raising their standard of living and winning medals across competition in the globe, has been one of her greatest successes. Facebook | MacchuPiscoDrinks Twitter | @MacchuPisco Instagram | @Macchu_Pisco


RONIAfrica WILLETT House By Bennett Marcus


oung philanthropist and art collector Roni Willett co-hosted the closing reception for Second Generations, a non-profit art show at Africa House, a pop-up members club that coincided with the UN General Assembly. The club was dedicated to officials from 27 African delegations and their guests including heads of state, ambassadors, business executives and art world luminaries Naomi Campbell and Alexandre Assouline.

therapy for families with children who have conditions such as autism and Down syndrome. For both organizations, Willett is instrumental in organizing fundraisers. “There are constant events that we’re hosting to try and raise money and awareness for these great organizations,” she says. The Hamptons Roni supports multiple events in the Hamptons’ including Michael Milken’s

Jean-Michel Basquiat Willett was introduced to the project by her co-host Walid Layadi-Marfouk, a Moroccan visual artist. The creative duo curated the exhibition which featured contemporary African artists and artists of African descent, including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kehinde Wiley. “The exhibition highlights how the long shadow of colonialism is no longer the sole foundation upon which art is based for these African artists.” Says Willet. Oprah’s School In a Manhattan mansion owned by billionaire Carlos Slim, Africa House offered a space for the African delegation to hold meetings during the U.N. General Assembly. Highlights included panels with several first ladies, and ARTnews with speakers from the first graduating class of Oprah’s School in South Africa. “It is important to explore and bring to light different cultures through art, especially the art of emerging artists as they have a contemporary view of their society” Willett says. Willett’s successful Africa House project is just the latest of the 23-year-old’s accomplishments. A financial analyst in New York, she graduated from USC, and is now enrolled in a graduate program as part of USC’s Iovine and Young Academy, founded by music industry moguls Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. United Hatzalah Willett is actively involved in several philanthropic causes, including United Hatzalah, which provides “specially equipped motorcycles in Israel that allow a trained medical professional to get to an emergency situation in 90 seconds,” says Roni. “They end up saving 100 lives a day and respond to any call from a bomb going off, car accidents, to baby deliveries and anything in between.” At a recent benefit she hosted for the organization, Willett took one of the powerful vehicles for a spin. “It’s not easy to ride,” she laughed. Her sister, actress and comedian Renée Willett, is a global ambassador for the organization. Shalva Shalva, another charity she supports, provides educational services and

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Prostate Cancer gala for which she hosted a lunch for her young friends and Ron Perelman’s annual benefit for the Apollo Theater, which she attends with her parents. Currently, Roni is designing her family’s new house on the East End, which contains a historical site, the Old Wainscott Schoolhouse, which educated students in the town during the 1800s.

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SAMUEL WAXMAN Cancer Research Foundation By Peter Elston


he Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), an international nonprofit organization that funds cuttingedge cancer research, today announced that its founder and CEO, Samuel Wax-man, M.D. received China’s highest honor granted to a foreigner. The Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Liu He, presented the “Friendship Award,” to Dr. Waxman at a ceremony in Bei-jing over the weekend. The award was established in China in 1991, and is conferred annually to foreign civilians who have made significant contributions to the country’s “national development.” This year, more than 50 individuals from more than 20 countries were presented with the Friendship Award and included experts in healthcare, engineering, and education. More than 30 years ago, just as the United States and China governments began normalizing relations, Dr. Waxman started a collaboration with investigators at China’s cancer research universities and institutions including Shanghai Second Medical University, and Ruijin Hospital Shanghai Insti-tute of Hematology (SIH). “The SWCRF established a collaboration between my laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Shanghai-based scientists who previously had minimal contact with Western medi-cine. The SWCRF provided funding to train these scientists who then returned to China and be-came leading clinical investigators,” said Dr. Waxman. “The SWCRF also provided new laboratory equipment and materials, and upgraded the leukemia treatment facilities that became the Shang-hai Institute of Hematology.”

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Dr. Waxman and China-based investigators focused on researching leukemia and would achieve two significant breakthroughs that indelibly changed the outcome for thousands of patients diagnosed annually with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), a once devastating subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). “One of our first landmark achievements was reported in a western journal in 1988 and was the first example of successfully using differentiation therapy as an emerging form of treatment for some cancers that was less toxic and more effective,” said Dr. Waxman. “Differentiation therapy started in my laboratory with the idea that it was possible to reverse the abnormal growth and function of a cancer cell, an idea that was radically distinctive from the conventional wisdom and treatments at the time.”

entiation Therapy took it from proof of principle to the standard treatment for APL. It was once a fatal disease, and now more than 95 percent of patients are cured through Differentiation Therapy. “This treatment is now standard throughout the world and can be considered a major achievement resulting from Chinese investigators working in collaboration with scientists in the United States and elsewhere. Today investigators with the Shanghai Institute of Hematology continue to ex-change research with thirty investigators across the world within the SWCRF Institute Without Walls,” said Dr. Waxman.

Although Dr. Waxman was a collaborator on the research, he elected to omit his name from the journal article since he wanted it to be a first allChinese landmark article to be published. “They looked at that as a very unusual gesture of a collaborator and more as a friend,” Dr. Waxman said.

The SWCRF Institute Without Walls™ and Partnership for Aging and Cancer program are currently funding research of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with investigators at the Icahn School of Medi-cine at Mount Sinai, Shanghai Institute of Hematology, and Shenyang Pharmaceutical University. AML is the most common form of leukemia that afflicts primarily older adults. SWCRF is also collab-orating with the Shenyang Pharmaceutical University to develop a cancer drug to treat AML.

Later, Dr. Waxman and the SWCRF established its Institute Without Walls™ to drive further collaboration with scientists in China, United States and Europe. One such partnership involved a 10-year research program funded by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Waxman was named Honorary Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and received the Mag-nolia Award from the city of Shanghai. Currently, he is a Distinguished Service Professor, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and continues to lead research on behalf of the SWCRF and serves as the foundation’s chief executive officer.

The collaboration between the SWCRF and labs in Shanghai for researching and developing Differ-

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HARRYS OF LONDON Revolutionary Footwear Brand By Elizabeth Elston Contemporary British footwear brand Harrys of London announces the arrival of New York City flagship store at 463 Park Avenue (Park Ave. & 57th St.). The revolutionary men’s shoe is engineered for comfort with patented technology, Technogel, designed by a podiatrist (foot doctor) exclusively for Harrys of London. The Technogel 3D sole coupled with its classic design make Harrys of London the 21st Century man’s wardrobe footwear essential. Harrys of London has already amassed a discreet following of celebrity clients comfortably fitted in their pair of “the shoe that feels like a sneaker”. They have been seen on the feet of Oscar and Grammy award-winning rapper Common who recently appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show

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something I needed to do, and now with this show it becomes an important link.” Grosz was his mentor – Cenedella came to the ASL after being expelled from the High School of Music and Art because of a satirical article he’d written about the atom bomb drills of the period. “I wasn’t going to get into a college without a high school diploma, so I went to the Art Students League,” he says. Grosz was teaching there after being expelled from Berlin by the Nazis. He and Grosz were two people in an atmosphere where they were accepted. “He could not have, let’s say, gone to Yale, because he wouldn’t have had the credentials he might need. But the place he could go was the Art Students League and that alone makes it very special for me.” In 1988, Cenedella returned to teach at the ASL, and is the George Grosz Chair at the school.

ROBERT CENEDELLA The Masters: Art Students League By Bennett Marcus


he Art Students League of New York (ASL) has mounted a three-venue exhibition of works by league teachers and students, celebrating the school’s storied 140-year history. “The Masters: Art Students League Teachers and their Students,” installed at Hirschl & Adler, 511 Projects, and at the ASL’s in-house gallery, includes paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints by major 20th century ASL master artists. Among the worldclass artists who have studied and taught at the League are Norman Rockwell, Mark Rothko, Ai Weiwei, Lee Krasner, Arshile Gorky, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Cenedella, whose

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piece in the show is a tribute to the late German George Grosz, under whom he studied at the ASL in the 1950s. The exhibit will run from December 1st – November 1st.

“George Grosz in America” Cenedella’s 1973 portrait, titled “George Grosz in America,” is the only painting he did from 1965 to 1975, a period when he had given up painting for other endeavors. “It’s also a self-portrait, even though it’s a portrait of him,” Cenedella says. “You never know quite why you do certain things, but it was

Pop Art and Andy Warhol Cenedella’s varied and colorful career included a successful poster company, and commissioned works for companies like Bacardi, Absolut Vodka and the famous mural in the restaurant Le Cirque. Known primarily as a satirical artist, Cenedella works in a range of genres, including still life, landscape, sculpture, and experimental pieces that he does in Maine where he spends his summers. “I don’t pigeonhole myself. I think as an artist you push limits in all directions.” Cenedella’s life and work was the subject of the award-winning 2015 documentary, “Art Bastard.” His 1965 show “Yes Art,” in which he threw freshly-boiled spaghetti onto a canvas, sold art by the pound, and gave out S&H green stamps, was a satirical comment on Pop Art and Andy Warhol. “It went viral. Except it wasn’t viral in those days, it was in the newspapers or on TV and the radio.” Saatchi & Saatchi In 1988, Saatchi & Saatchi removed Cenedella’s controversial painting “Presence of Man,” depicting a crucified Santa Claus, from a show at the company’s headquarters. That was the same day the ASL called and invited him to come and teach. Later, the ASL displayed that very same Santa Claus painting for a month in its 57th Street window, despite threats. “Censorship is something the League would not involve themselves in, and that’s also unique, especially today. The League is just a very special place. No one tells a teacher how to teach, and it’s very democratically run.”


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WYNFIELD HALL: An exceptional example of old world craftsmanship and details not found in comparably priced homes today. This Zaveta masterpiece was built with the concept of “green” construction and sophistication as a fusion of the best of both worlds. Sited on 3.8 Solebury acres,Wynfield Hall is over 7,000 square feet of luxurious living space that offers 4 bedrooms and 4.2 baths. The nucleus of the home is the Artisan crafted staircase that leads to the rotunda and sleeping quarters. $2,049,000

PEACOCK FARM: This amazing proper Bucks County stone farmhouse is sited on 10 desirable acres on prestigious Pidcock Creek Road. The home has a large, inviting kitchen that resembles a country retreat in the South of France. Radiating from the kitchen is a spacious family room with walls of glass and vaulted ceilings. There are 4 bedrooms and 3½ baths. The 10 acre site offers a large frame barn, a separate guest house, garage, in-ground pool, peacock house, and a large pond. $2,199,999

A beautiful colonial home situated in the heart of desirable Carversville. The home is perched in such a way that you can enjoy the majestic sounds and views of the Paunnacussing Creek. The home features 3-4 bedrooms and 3.5 Baths, 2 fireplaces and a woodburning stove. The large eat-in kitchen offers Subzero and gas cooking. The views of the creek are amazing. ‘The Mallards’ is a comfortable home in a magical setting. $995,000


with traditional interior accents. This former home of the author and naturalist Charlotte Orr Gantz is set in a private and tranquil, naturally landscaped clearing, with a backdrop of old growth oaks, beeches, and poplars. The house and gardens have been handled with care by the current owners for more than three decades. $899,000

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DIANA HASKELL Your Best Friend’s Best Friend By w. a. muller “One of my earliest memories is walking a dog on the beach. I remember feeling the energy running up and down the leash in a circle. I did not know where the animal ended, and I began…” In 2017, dogs are cherished as children, cats are internet superstars, and people keep horses, not to ride, but just to walk in the forest with. Animals are now so seamlessly integrated into our contemporary lives that many of us forget: as recently as a generation ago, it was not so. Why the profound cultural shift? As the hyper-connected milieu of our digital world intensifies, a counter current of well-being is more prominent in our culture than ever before. Arguably, of all the gateways available, from mindfulness to digital detoxes and yoga, connection with our own animals offers us one of the most intimate, natural, and readily available avenues to open-heartedness and joyful presence. For animal relationship photographer Diana Haskell, connecting creatively with animals is more than an artistic career born out of a lifelong love of nature. It is a deeply personal path to health, whole-hearted living, and service to others. Diana’s journey resonates. Type-A, Ivy League-educated with dual Masters degrees, and climbing the corporate ladder at General Electric, her life looked nothing like she had imagined it as a young girl, who had dreamed of working with animals. Until, that is, unexpected chronic illness and years lying in bed changed everything and forced her to ask the vital question: “what now?” Over the next 20 years, Diana sought answers. Immersing herself in the transformative and healing arts, she engaged in long-term intensive studies in qigong, taiji, mediation, and other healing modalities. “I’m like Eat, Pray, Love,” she says, exuding a warm, playful laugh. “Except, I did it for much longer and much more painfully!” Diana’s journey came full circle in 2010. Already working as a professional photographer, the eureka moment came while photographing a friend with his dog. When she saw how meaningful the handmade book she had compiled for him was, she knew that her imagery had touched into something deeper. Beyond the biography of a talented fine art photographer, the Diana Haskell story is a remarkable journey resounding with personal experience and universal teachings from profound masters—human and animal alike. Ultimately, Diana’s tale, as well as the tales she helps her clients realize through her photography and accompanying narratives, bears witness to humanity’s love for animals, infusing all who come across it with joy, gratitude, and peace.

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HARI BEIERL Visionary Abstract Artist By angela noelle


ell us how you got into art I started to paint with oil colors at the age of 6 or 7. My grandfather was an art-painter. I loved my grandfather. Every year in the school holidays, I spent weeks of free time in his house, and we would paint together. We made copies of pictures from Rembrandt, Picasso and other famous artists. Since then, I’ve never stopped painting. It’s my life. Shortly after my education, I made the decision to live as a free artist. In 1993, I was 24 years old. It was a very hard life. But at this time, I worked in three ways to make it possible to get money for living: ceramic mosaics, porcelain and paintings. I am very thankful that I could do this.

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Where did you study? First, I got an education as a porcelain-painter. Most of the time, I painted flowers on white cups or plates. After three years, I studied at a school for design. It was a product-design school with two possibilities: sculpture and painting. I was chosen the class of painting and drawing for three years. So, you can say my education as an artist took six years.

come from the universe, from nature, from the stars. Sometimes it’s very inspiring for me to do absolutely nothing for a few hours. It’s like a meditation before I start with a new painting. Perhaps my inspirations come from God. I also love the paintings and drawings of little children. They are so free and they don’t think twice. The lines or colors are come easily while they are painting. This is a fantastic way.

What are your inspirations? Oh, it’s difficult to say it exactly. I have been a painter for more than forty years and in this time, the inspirations have always changed. At this time, or for the last 5 years, I would say my inspirations

What form of painting would you say your art is? I love the circle, the square and the triangle. I also love red, blue and yellow. But I do not paint in the form of formalism. It is a poetic art. I want to tell little stories with my oil pictures. If you want, you

one or two shows in a year, but the last time, I took a break. I am waiting for an interesting offer from a gallery or a cool location. Many cities would be interesting for me to make an exhibition with my art. I often show my paintings in my studio. Next to my working area, I have a showroom to present my art. My studio is big enough with 500 square-meters. Perhaps the future is also to show my art on the world-wide-web. What is your next series? The last big picture I painted is the one with the title “Take a Look to the Stars.� I think I will paint more in this style. I think it will be a new series, with reduced colors: white, red, black and a variety of natural brown. In these painted colors on the canvas, I make my scratchings with a pencil and I write my messages like a child.

Which series are you the most proud of ? A few years ago, I was changing my paintings. First, the canvas was completely painted with colors. Now, and for me this is a very big series, I like it to play with the natural canvas in combination with pencil and oil colors. I like this bright brown of the canvas. I am proud to found this way. Sometimes, I write my messages in the paintings. This is also new, over the last few years. Both characteristics I am very happy to discover. Which artists inspire you the most? Joan Miro, Paul Klee, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Cy Twombly. I love the work of Basquiat and Twombly! watch?v=zN8OLbzpDm4&

can call it poetical formalism. But it is not enough. It is also very expressive, the signs of the brushes! It is a new way of painting. Who are your clients? People who can read my message. It is a message for change. We must make change happen. We are living on a ball in the universe. We must learn again how fragile we are and we must learn again to love nature, animals and each other. My clients are very different and come from all over the world. Have you done many art shows? I have done art shows since 1989, so for about 30 years. Most are solo-exhibitions. Normally, I do | 115


STEFAN OSNOWSKI Carving the Light Interview By w. a. muller


was born in April 1970, in a town in the north of East Germany. I grew up between rivers, lakes and forests, between narrow streets and the minds of a small town, in a country surrounded by a wall. In nature, I learned what freedom meant. In the northern landscape of Germany, formed in the ice age, with rivers and wet meadows, we played in the old flooded turf hollows. Here, we built our island kingdom, as that of Robinson Crusoe, or we stole the boat from the fishermen and went up the rivers. I would take a little sketchbook to draw and paint with watercolors. I dreamed of the sea, ships and the distance, and I wanted to become a sailor. My parents also took me to the museums in Berlin and Dresden; seeing the beauty of Nefertiti and the Rubens hall at Gemäldegalerie in Dresden left such a strong impression on me that I decided I wanted to become an artist. After finishing high school, I had to commit 3 years of “honor service” in the East German army. In August 1988, I became a tank commander on a Russian tank. I was discharged from the army in late 1990 and went through the now open border

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to West Germany to Kiel, to study classical archeology. Later, I moved to Greifswald, a town in the north close to the Baltic Sea, in which Caspar David Friedrich, the great romantic whom I adore, was born. At the university, I studied art under the principles of Bauhaus and the ideas of Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten and Oskar Schlemmer. After finishing the many different classical work classes, like painting, drawing, metal and wood workshops or printmaking, I focused and specialized on installation and painting as my favorite media. I was fascinated by ideas of interventions into places and space. Gordon Matta-Clark was a big inspiration at that time. Apart from those media, I developed the themes and subjects I am still very much interested in, such as space, movement and time. In addition, I studied theater pedagogic and German literature and worked at various schools, at the theater and at the university. I work as a visual artist, specializing in printmaking. The basic idea of all my artistic work is to combine digital and analog media. I work with the earliest form of printmaking: woodcutting. I’m interested

in slowing at a time, characterized by rapid frame rate. My work is about a balance between abstraction and realism. Carving along the lines, changing in width and depth, lifts out gradually only the light zones. White or black lines, thicker or thinner, forming the basic graphic pattern. The combination of wood printing (the oldest form) and digital photo (the newest form) to make a copy has a very special tension. My printing technique deviates from the norm, due to the use of a palm-size glass lens to manually rub the ink onto the paper rather than a printing press, thus preserving the apparent uniqueness of each individual item in a series. Physical contact and hand-crafting is just as much a part of the concept as gathering a theme or selecting a medium. Apart from group shows in Portugal, Brazil and Hungary, I had two bigger solo exhibitions here at my Gallery in Budapest during the last two years, showing the works of the last important projects I was working on: “Non-Places” and “In Between.” Both of these projects were inspired by texts I was reading: The essay from Marc Augé (Non-Places:

Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, 1995) and the beautiful article written by Heinrich von Kleist about the “most empty” painting “The Monk by the Sea” by Caspar David Friedrich, in which he quoted: “Since in its monotony and boundlessness it has no foreground except the frame, when viewing it, it is as if one’s eyelids had been cut away.” The two central works of these 2 projects are “Passagem 1-4” (Passage) from 2015/16, 4 enormous monochrome prints, 4 single images, snapshots of 4 seconds of a drive-by car in a city tunnel and the newest print from 2018, “Cordoama,” a large close-up image of a powerful wave crashing on the seashore towards the observer. The prints might seem nonfigurative compositions from up close. Intuitively, you start to squint, but as you take one step aside, the structure glints immediately. What you see is abstract and concrete at the same time, or somewhere in between the two. Observing the works from different distances and angles, they show various faces. This perceptive sensation is fundamental for the experience of the prints, and it’s very difficult to receive this on a computer screen or on a mobile phone. Nevertheless, I present my works also on the internet, of course, and I’ve also started to sell online at Saatchi Art Gallery. I think in our day, artists are influenced by a lot of new factors. The digital world is very powerful but also ephemeral. I view the flood of images and our desire for fast attention with very skeptical eyes, because they can boost up your ego but also blind you. I try to be not so attached in order to find clarity and to make meaningful work. I also think that in order to be creative, you simply have to move, to risk and also to make mistakes. When you stop moving, you’ll lose your freedom, and then you’re no longer an artist. After you’ve made one step, the next step reveals itself. And that’s a very beautiful process. At the moment, I’m working on a new project related to very old tiny analog photographs my grandfather took almost 100 years ago, showing landscapes, portraits or simple everyday situations of the family. Most of them are not even 5 x 5 cm in size, but they are very impressive in terms of composition and richness of details, popping up only after scanning and enlarging. Somehow, this is a journey to my roots; I know very little about my grandfather.


ART BASEL MIAMI 2018 By Norah Bradford


iami Florida is a sprawling, modern metropolis that has become one of America’s most fashion-forward cities, with its couture shopping, A-list clubs, and renowned art galleries. The premier art gallery on everyone’s calendar is of course the Art Basel Miami. We have collected the best hotspots for Jetsetters to experience the very best of Miami Beach while enjoying Art Basel; where to get fine cuisine, where to relax with a delicious cocktail, and where to stay, while exploring the wonders of Art Basel! PLAY - Art Basel Every year, Art Basel in Miami Beach is the center of North America and Latin America, and presents artworks from across the globe. Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate drawing over 70,000 visitors each year, offering an exciting and inspiring week for artists, collectors, curators, critics and art enthusiasts. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. This year Art Basel is partnering with curator Philipp Kaiser and The Kitchen, one of New York City’s most historic non-profit spaces, to present a new version of ‘Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist...’ by Abraham Cruzvillegas. The multidisciplinary installation has been adapted

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specifically for Miami Beach and will combine elements of sculpture, performance, dance and music.

restaurant and an art-deco Cuban coffee bar with cigars. The Luxury hotspot is the perfect place for a late cocktail or glass of wine after long day of enjoying south Beach. EAT - Casa Tua Casa Tua offers the perfect dining experience by blending elements of the five senses. Inside our handsome Mediterranean villa or outdoors in our inviting garden, guests indulge in sensuous sights, sounds, smells, textures and of course, tastes. Whether it’s the cozy feeling in our library, the glow of the lantern-lit trees in our lush garden or the festive atmosphere of our 20-seat Chef Table in full view of all the kitchen action, Casa Tua offers unforgettable moments that set it apart from any other restaurant. DRINK - Soho Beach House Soho Beach House is an art-deco building on swanky beachside Collins Avenue offers rooms to nonmembers. Luxe quarters, filled with antiques, have a retro 1950’s or European style. They include free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, and some have terraces, soaking tubs and ocean views. Dining options include a rooftop taqueria and tequila bar, an elegant garden

SLEEP – Oceanside Hotel Oceanside Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel located across the street from the beach! I A remarkable oasis, Oceanside Hotel boasts eye-catching modern design, luxurious amenities, and cozy stylishly furnished rooms. Guest can enjoy free wifi, complimentary nightly happy hour, and fun outdoor activities. Oceanside offers intimate comfort, sophisticated interior, and is located just a block away from the beach. The Tavern, a full-service on-site restaurant and bar, is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Oceanside Hotel was purchased by South Beach Group in Jan 2015. The hotel was opened in May 2016. Miami Beach’s Oceanside Hotel (formerly known as Monticello Hotel) has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort Whether traveling for a week-long tropical escapes to paradise, a romantic rendezvous or a trip with the family, this is the perfect Fall + Winter – Holiday Escape to THE ISLANDS. The Barceló Bávaro Palace hotel offers a choice of up to 11 specialty restaurants, 7 of which require prior booking and have a formal dress code. The luxury hotel has 4 swimming pools, including pools for children, a pool for adults and a semi-Olympic swimming pool. The swimming pool area offers all types of amusement and possibilities for relaxation, such as sun loungers, water jets and lots more. There is also the Barcy Water Park, where children can enjoy the castles, slides and waterfalls inside the pool. For the whole family to have fun, the luxury hotel in the Dominican Republic now has its own water park, Pirates Island Water Park, as well as a pool with waves and slides for the more adventurous members of the family to enjoy. Barceló Bávaro Beach Adults Only, perfect for couples and romantic getaways, including 1 pool, and 3 restaurants - 2 a la carte (prior reservations and formal dress code). To view all upcoming packages / special offers, seasonal promotions, luxurious beachfront accommodations and everything that is BARCELO [both Barceló Bávaro Palace and Barceló Bávaro Beach Adults Only] visit us at


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amptons International Film Festival - The Hate U Give The Hamptons Film Festival celebrated its 25th year and showed 139 films over five days. One of the best films was The Hate U Give about police brutality in the African American community seen through the eyes of a young black woman who attends a predominantly white private school. The movie stars one of the festivals “Break Through Artists“ edgy, 19-year-old Amandla Stenberg who confessed, “My sexuality’s very fluid, and my gender is very fluid,” adding “I don’t think of myself as statically a girl.” OK!

the most fun to be around.” The last of the three “artists” is Kayli Carter who plays a lost teenager looking for purpose in the funny NYC film Private Life about a NYC couple trying to conceive a baby. The film stars Billions actor Paul Giamatti, and a very funny Kathryn Hahn.

The Deuce’s Maggie Gyllenhaal Maggie Gyllenhaal brought her film The Kindergarten Teacher out East. Also giving her buzz is her current role on HBO’s The Deuce where she plays a porn star . She said of that role, “I knew they needed my body, and I wanted to make sure that they also wanted my mind, because I thought, I’m an asset here, not just as an actress.”

Break Through Artists Another Break Through Artist is Cory Michael Smith who plays The Riddler on Fox’s cool hit Gotham. He was in two new films First Man starring Ryan Gosling and 1985 a coming of age AIDS movie, Cory said, “Weirdly, I find that the crazy narcissists, the selfish loons are often

Amandla Stenberg @ Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF)

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Bathtubs over Broadway & A Private War Rosamund Pike gives a tour de force performance A Private War as. She inhabits the life of the late celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin in the film which is an indictment of the toll on women and children in war…. A surprise

Cory Michael Smith and Kayli Carter @ HIFF

success was Bathtubs over Broadway, which won the Audience Favorite Award. The doc chronicles the finding of glossy and campy lost “Industrial musicals” that were made for corporations.

Art Miami The 29th edition of Nick Korniloff’s Art Miami will be held December 4th – 9th. Brooke Shields who is a trustee of The New York Academy of Art will be see presenting an exhibition with the organizations president David Kratz. Another highlight will be the show of late N.J. Senator Frank Lautenberg’s widow, Bonnie which fuses famous art with movie scenes such as a Basquiat painting paired with a still from Spielberg’s E.T.. the exhibition asks the viewer how the mediums affected each other. Lautenberg will be feted at Jean Albano Gallery’s booth on December 7th. The fair will exhibit more than 800 artists including Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein,

Maggie Gyllenhaal @ HIFF

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ABOUT Damien Hirst, Donald Sultan, Keith Haring, and Salvador Dali, represented by more than 160 international galleries including Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion, Vertes, Osborne Samuel and Galerie Forsblom.

taught at the League including Georgia O’Keeffe and Mark Rothko. On view will be works by the school’s early leaders like, Frank Vincent DuMond and Robert Henri and students Norman Rockwell, George Bellos, and Guy Pene du Bois.

The Art Students League’s Robert Cenedella

QuestLove @ Scores

Painter Robert Cenedella will be showing his work, George Grosz in America, a portrait and tribute to his legendary late teacher whom he studied under in the late 50’s at The Art Students League (ASL) The piece will be a part of the League’s The Masters: Art Students League Teacher and their Students, a three-gallery exhibition that will show at Hirschl & Adler and 511 Projects. The exhibition opens on November 1st at The League’s Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery and will run through December 1st. The Masters will present 100 pieces made by important artists from 1900 to the present, who studied or

Quest Love was at first reluctant to DJ on stage with topless women at Scores in Atlantic City. “I’m on Jimmy Fallon I can’t have my picture taken with naked women, said the musician. To keep him happy the club moved the bodacious women from the main stage to another one 20 feet away. Once the DJ got into his groove he allowed the girls on the main stage who were dancing for a good cause. The night raised money for breast cancer awareness month and a portion of the night’s table sales was donated to the Rogue Hearts Foundation.

Out & About Howard Lorber introduced Dottie Herman at the Angel Ball where she was honored for her philanthropic work in cancer research. dottieherman. com…. Ambassador Gérard Araud presided over The French Heritage Society gala on Halloween at the Plaza. The committee was chaired by Elizabeth Stribling, Cece Black, Jean Shafiroff, Silvina Leone, Liz McDermott, Jay Paul and Ann Van Ness. .… Douglas Elliman’s top broker Noble Black celebrated the sale of a 40 plus million dollar mansion at Cipriani.….Vincent Pastore, Ron Dugay and Stem Cell Expert Dr. Chris Calapai played poker to benefit the Milana Foundation which supports prostate cancer research.

Questlove and Jimmy Fallon in SoHo

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History. Legacy. Luxury. Rich history, warm hospitality and undeniable luxury have made Round Hill the destination of choice for discerning travelers 60 years and counting. Our enclave of private villas and oceanfront guestrooms keep guests returning year after year, and award-winning dining and a transformative spa allow guests to experience the best in Jamaican cuisine and true relaxation. Whether celebrating family events or escaping on a romantic getaway, Round Hill delivers authenticity and creates lasting memories. | 1.800.972.2159

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Newly Reimagined Spring 2018

Every great destination has one iconic hotel. hidden away on more than 110 acres in the berkshires, one of the most idyllic locations to enjoy New England’s seasons, stands a Tudor-style estate evocative of a 19th century Scottish stone manor. Elegant and distinguished, steeped in history and charm where experiences are infused with lasting traditions, unwavering attention to detail and unparalleled personal service. Recently reimagined after a multi-million dollar renovation, Blantyre offers pampered pleasures from exquisite cuisine paired with a Wine Spectator Grand Award wine list, a world-class collection of art and an array of complimentary resort and cultural activities.



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