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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Hillary Latos ASSOCIATE EDITOR Tash Bazika LIFESTYLE EDITOR Norah Bradford, Josh Estrin CULTURE EDITOR Joe Alexander SOCIAL COLUMNIST Clara Morgan FASHION STYLIST Tanya Tauthong-Kass FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Eric Braverman MD, George Cahn, Christopher Cameron, Andrew Churchill, Peter Elston, Ann Grenier, Carlos Lacayo, Lillian Langtry, Lisa Loverro, Bennett Marcus, Elena Murzello, WA Muller, Jennifer Pelaez, Peter Voudoris

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fter experiencing an extended winter season, we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. With the longer days, summer is also one of the best times to experience everything that New York City has to offer—rooftop dining, outdoor concerts, summer travel, and of course the eternally chic Hamptons with its whirlwind of soirees and world-class beaches. This month we spotlighted the beautiful and talented Kelly Rutherford—a Los Angeles transplant who now calls New York City home. Though she’s experienced a life journey filled with ups and downs, Kelly sees the love and positivity in any situation no matter how dire it may seem, a lesson everyone should live by. Her radiance and elegance can be seen in our exclusive shoot held at Richard Mishaal’s gorgeous Tribeca showroom and shot by Udo Spreitzenbarth. We also featured the Queen of Philanthropy—Jean Shafiroff, a fixture on the social and charitable circuit in Manhattan and the Hamptons. Whether its raising money for Southampton Hospital or animal shelters in the East End, Jean has tirelessly devoted her life’s work to championing causes to benefit those in need. Each day in June gradually becomes longer and culminates in the summer equinox, which was the theme for our dreamy fashion editorial this month—A Midsummer Night’s Dream shot by Evan Guttman. This ethereal spread was styled by stylists from DV Closet and shot in a sprawling SoHo townhouse at 30 Sullivan Street. Summertime is one of our favorite seasons to travel and explore the world. This month we highlighted our favorite chic summertime getaways to exotic unexplored bucket list destinations. Our international destinations brought us to the rainforests of Nicaragua and the jetsetter’s playground in the South of France. While stateside we featured a weekend getaway for the foodie in New Orleans, as well as family friendly destinations such as Destin, FL and Wildwood, NJ. As New York City is a foodie’s paradise, dining out is a beloved way of life for New Yorkers. Our extensive dining out guide covers some of our favorite not to be missed new gems around town.

With the change of seasons, we at Resident Magazine have also had a changing of the guard. We are pleased to welcome our new publisher and creative director, Christopher Pape, who has returned to the publication bringing a wealth of experience and a clean aesthetic to this summer issue. We hope you will love the new look as much as we loved putting this issue together.

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he quick, simple way to look your best for every occasion. Curious how fashionistas think a certain item should be styled? Tap into vetted on-demand stylists who are ready to teach you how to hone your unique personal style for work, a special event and beyond. With our fabulous stylists you can re-style key pieces you love along with adding fresh picks to your wardrobe. Chat fashion with the DV Closet community, book a stylist and look great for your busy lifestyle with this iOS app that was created be fellow fashionista, Danae Varangis.

From her experience working at Conde Nast International in London and in the fashion indsutry for most of her career, Danae created the service-based app since she wanted to digitize her fashion offerings. With the knowledge that women today do not have the time and money to invest in what used to be expensive and high end, DV Closet was the answer to that void. It’s a platform that extends luxurious fashion services to the masses without the luxurious price tag. Danae wanted to help create confidence and empowerment among women and felt the

Adrie Mendonez While Adrie started her love of fashion as soon as she learned that a vintage Chanel sample sale DEFINITELY qualified as a valid use for the “for emergency purposes only” credit card her parents put in her wallet in college, she began her career in fashion only when she realized she was incapable of doing anything else. Fashion — no — styling, was her vocation, she realized, when she noticed, waking up every morning and getting ready for her 9-5, that picking out her wardrobe was the highlight of her day. So, she quit her job, melted down, pulled herself together, and explained a few things about styling and stylists to her now current roster of over 20 influencers, musicians, and people like you and me.

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community would be a fun and easy way to interact with professionals and friends all under one platform. With a free download and signup (available on iOS), you can exchange photos with friends and professionals for free, book a 15 minute virtual styling video call for $35 USD, or a personal shopping session for varied time frames and prices depending on the stylist you choose (currently ranging between $40-250 USD per hour).

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s summer arrives and we head to the beach to enjoy the warmer weather, remember that it’s not just about looking great in a new swimsuit. It’s important to stay hydrated, use sunscreen, and proper footwear! Summer is about feeling great and treating your body with care.

As we get older the battle against obesity becomes more of a steeper climb. Most of us know that we can practically eat a whale when we are 18 and gain no weight gain but at age 60 an olive can make us gain 10 pounds! Getting older, the hormone leptin levels rises and our dopamine in the brain decreases, and metabolism slows down. Exercise and proper diet can help get the brain increased

dopamine, and decreased leptin levels down. Obesity is as a result of metabolic aging that involves the brain, and endocrine system. The good news is that there are simple, fun and deeply fulfilling ways to live a healthier life so you can enjoy all that summer has to offer to lose weight.

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL TIPS Exercise ·Prioritize one hour of total aerobic exercise a day plus weight bearing. ·Stretch properly and leave time for a warm up and cool down. ·Increase muscle mass is key to the fight against obesity. ·Get plenty of sleep, 7-8 hours per night. A cool room is more conducive to better sleep. ·Get simple mouth pieces to open airways and breathe. ·Parents know that there is nothing more precious than time spent having fun with their kids, laying ball, swimming, tennis, golf, sailing or just tossing a Frisbee and building a sand

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castle. Being active and having fun with your kids is what it’s really all about. For the rest of us, social hour with friends and family can be just as important. Diet ·Make an effort to eat less salt, sugar, white flour and junk food and you will start to see a difference in your energy and overall health. ·Fish, fish and more fish, especially with spices like Rosemary and Basil to help inflammation to joints and aging. ·Plain Yogurt with Cinnamon is terrific as a probiotic rich snack. ·Coconut Water is a great way to stay hydrated.

·When choosing foods try to maintain a 10-1 or higher Potassium to Sodium ratio. ·All Berries help improve regularity. ·If you think in terms of a rainbow of colors, add a wide variety of fruits like pomegranates, tangelos, and blackberries to your salad or meal to gain all of the nutrients these foods have to offer. 5 Behaviors for a longer life ·Eating a healthy, colorful diet. ·Don’t smoke. ·Get regular physical activity. ·Moderate alcohol consumption. ·Maintaining a healthy weight.


SUMMERTIME BEAUTY Look Your Best with Butterfly Studio By hillary latos


ith summer around the corner, it’s time to let your hair down, get some highlights and enjoy the carefree lighter side that comes with warm weather. Here are some of our favorite choices to enhance that natural summertime glow.

One of Manhattan’s favorite hair salons just got a beautiful revamped look. In 2001 Kattia Solano opened the Butterfly Studio Salon, which grew quickly over the years and landed them in their current airy loft space in the Flatiron District. Known for transforming their client’s hair to reflect the current trends and also incorporate their busy lifestyles, Butterfly Studio Salon has been the go-to destination for models, A Listers and other chic New Yorkers in the know. After a complete gut renovation, the updated salon area is warm and inviting, utilizing every source of natural light offered, amplifying true hair color and every beauty detail to review and showcase their best work. This modern, downtown space fuses natural elements with elegance, cultivating an environment their clients look forward to visiting and being pampered. In addition to updating the way they look, the salon has also revised their menu with service options to fit that modern, on-the-go Manhattan client. One of their most popular options is the Paint Bar, a fantastic means to tweak your look or intensify your color around your face, add some summer highlights or cover the grays in just 20 minutes.

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ELEMENTS FITNESS Raises the Barre for Fitness in the Hamptons By Peter Elston


lements Fitness Studio, the high-end boutique fitness studio located in the heart of East Hampton, New York, is introducing a new consumer technology streaming platform, and adding more classes just in time for summer. This season, Elements Fitness Studio is adding a new Barre Stretch class and modifying its Express AF classes in 25-minute sessions, along with continuing to offer its signature Barre, Dance and SUP classes. Custom tailored to focus on strength building and recovery, Elements offers both the low-pact and high-intensity classes, that are safe for people with injuries and yield quick results, at its studio in East Hampton in addition to private sessions in the convenience and comfort of clients’ own homes in Manhattan and the Hamptons;

AF SERIES Sweat AF Express Class: 25 minutes of sweat, tone and stretch; Toned AF Express: fuses ultra-isometric exercises and intense interval training with the principals of ballet conditioning and Pilates core work based on Elements’ signature toned formula; Sexy AF Express: a cardio dance class utilizing a

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high-energy, interval-based formula that includes a choreographed warm up, isometric floor work and core building exercises; Sweaty AF Express: this higher intensity sweat formula pairs Elements’ popular toned class formula with non-stop cardio HIIT conditioning sequences; Stretch AF Express: a stretching and strengthening class focused on lengthening, elongating and releasing you’re your best body utilizing resistance bands and the barre.

Elements SIGNATURE Series Toned by Elements: the barre/Pilates inspired class fuses Elements’ ULTRA isometric exercises and interval training with the principals of yoga, strength conditioning and Pilates core work using resistance bands, blocks and mats; Sweat By Elements: a higher intensity formula with non-stop cardio, strengthening and conditioning sequences; Dance by Elements: a high-energy 60-minute group fitness class that focuses on cardio-based interval training using a choreographed warm-up, isometric floor work and core building exercises; Stretch By Elements: a 55-minute stretching and strengthening class using resistance bands and Barre. Elements will also be offering its Elements Experiences,

which includes everything from private training to small group classes, special events, SUP, SUP excursions and Sunset Paddle, beginning June 21st. And in addition to giving clients more exercise options this summer, Elements is also pleased to announce the recent launch of its new website, along with a new e-commerce platform launching in July and an online streaming platform that will launch on in August. As a result, clients will have a seamless experience from booking classes to buying their athletic apparel and fitness classes, as well as streaming classes and downloading edited content. More exciting news for Elements fans include the addition of two new retail partners, Ultracor and Split59, a series of trunk shows and pop up events planned for this summer, as well as the opening of Elements’ first Manhattan location on the Upper East Side this fall – Elements Fitness is ready for all seasons.


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Kelly Rutherford Young at Heart By hillary latos


ith a career spanning over three decades, Kelly Rutherford is no stranger to the silver screen. Much like her roles in Melrose Place and Gossip Girl, Kelly Rutherford’s classic beauty, poise and grace in real life mirror her on camera presence. Here Resident Magazine sits with the lovely Kelly Rutherford for our June cover shoot to discuss her current projects, summer plans, love and life as a transcontinental mother. RM: What are some of your current projects? KR: We are doing a spinoff of Pretty Little Liars called The Perfectionist and I’m traveling to Oregon to shoot the pilot for that. The show is about how on the surface everything seems to appear to be perfect but underneath everyone is a hot mess.

I’m also doing Dynasty. I also did a series in Pittsburg called Gone with Leven Rambin and Chris Noth which is airing in France and Germany. Are you also working on a book? I would like to do a book about my Instagram. We can only scroll back so far, but I would love to put all of the quotes together. What are your thoughts about the shakeup of Hollywood? I think it’s a shakeup globally, but Hollywood brings certain things to light. Though it seems to be about equality and feminism, it’s really about humanity and treating each other with respect and beauty. We all know the economies do better

when there is equality and education and everyone has a chance to thrive. It is like an old archaic system that is beginning to decay and this is the rebirth. You see how this is affecting women, but it’s also affecting many other areas as well. Equality doesn’t matter where you are from or your religion, it’s about humanity and seeing each other with equanimity, love and respect, and realizing there are certain things that need to be balanced out on the planet. Your career spans a few decades and has taken on a new resurgence. What do you think of the opportunities now for actresses over 40? It’s interesting now because women over 40 are | 41


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now the buyers and they have the purchasing prowess. What’s happening now is that we are advertising to the demographic that is actually spending the money and makes the decisions for the household. When you look at a woman over 40 they look so much better now between the plastic surgery and Botox, people are taking care of themselves and eating better. I think age has become irrelevant and it’s really about what people have to offer and it’s more about how you feel and being young at heart. Your personal life and custody battle has recently been in the spotlight. What are some of the biggest life lessons you have learned throughout this experience? I’ve come to realize that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve learned a lot about forgiveness, healing, and love. You can separate people but you’ll never separate the love they feel for each other. When people are happy with themselves they don’t tend to hurt other people, and it’s about having an awareness that this person must be suffering or hurt when they are acting out or causing others to suffer. It’s really about awareness, forgiveness and realizing the repercussions of things. At the end we are all doing well. My kids are doing great and so am I, and that’s all that matters. A lot of the confusion in this situation was how do you parent under these circumstances and keep love in your heart. It takes a lot of resilience and support while picking and choosing people to be around you that you love. Sometimes you trust the wrong people. There are always things that happen. And as you get older everyone has gone through something. I’m just thankful to have gone through what I went through. Some people on the planet have it much worse than me. I just saw Human Flow, which is about the immigration situation that’s going on in the world. It makes you put everything in perspective. I think anytime you go through a tough time, the key is to look for what is good, what is working, and what will come out of this that is positive and uplifting. My kids speak three languages and they

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are doing well. They are cultured, he’s a good dad. These are things I’ve chosen to focus on, though I could’ve focused on something else. How often do you get to see your children? I’m on the plane a lot and flying to Monaco to see them all the time. The South of France is so beautiful and it’s wonderful to see them growing up. The good news is that they are in school full time and I see them every holiday and half of the summer. It works for us, we’ve figured it out, we use face time a lot. You just find the good things, it’s what gets us through everything. What are your summer plans? I’m going to be traveling and spending time with my kids. And I’ll be waiting to see if this pilot gets picked up. You’ve lived in Los Angeles and New York City. Which place do you prefer? I really like both. There are so many things I love about both and they are so different. I would say you can’t really compare them. There are certain restaurants and places I love in LA, like the Brentwood Market and Malibu, I get my fix there and then I come to NYC and get my fix here, and then go to Europe a bit. So you have the best of all worlds! It is turning out that way. In the beginning I was thinking how am I going to do all this, but now it has just become normal. How would you describe your style? I’m part tomboy for sure, and part classic and traditional. In terms of what I buy I spend money on my accessories like a nice handbag, jewelry, and shoes or a beautiful coat, but I live in jeans and t shirts or long flowy dresses for the summer that I can pair with cute shoes and a handbag. I’m not fussy at all, I don’t have a stylist, though I probably should. I just want to be comfortable. There are

days when I don’t want to brush my hair and I just want my coffee and flat shoes. Then there are days when I want to feel more grown up, sexy or feminine today. It’s really about mood. I’m less trendy and more classic but modern. I love Celine, and I love to mix hi low. I can go to Topshop and pick out a bunch of flowy dresses and pair it with a nice Hermes cuff. I spend less money on clothes than accessories. Just because I’m around kids, traveling and I get bored. This keeps it fun. So you are a Scorpio. Do you feel you embody the typical characteristics of one? No, actually I’ve had my Vedic astrology done and she said I was more Libra because I have a lot of Scorpio friends and I feel that I am very different. I believe in the balance of everything, I look at all the sides of a situation and I want everything to be fair. But then again, there’s a joke, ‘How many Scorpios does it take to change a lightbulb?’ And the answer is ‘None, they like to sit in the dark.’ So there’s that side to it. I have a lot of funny friends which helps lighten things up. Who do you find to be inspirational? There are so many women in different walks of life that inspire me. Women in general inspire me. What our bodies go through, how resilient we are, how we balance everything and how we network and support each other. I think we are starting to realize the power in that. I really think all women inspire me, and the things we do for less money and take care of a family. There’s a lot of pressure in our society to stay young and beautiful and be pristine yet sexy. I have so much admiration for all women navigating all of the different societies we live in. I think that’s part of age. We don’t think of everything we do because to us it’s just normal. I’m also inspired by all of the resources of women and their knowledge. I’ve started interviewing my friends and now I have a whole new respect for what you do!

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Jean Shafiroff A Powerful Philanthropic Voice By bennett marcus Photos By micheal paniccia


ean Shafiroff is at the pinnacle of New York’s philanthropic circles, sitting on the boards of numerous foundations, chairing multiple events - nine in 2018 alone - and donating to many causes in addition to those with which she is personally involved. “When it comes to giving, Jean Shafiroff leads the pack,” says Elsie McCabe Thompson, president of the New York City Mission Society, an organization with which Shafiroff has long been actively involved. “I believe those who do have the resources have an obligation to give,” says Shafiroff. “I believe you must. I think when we look back on the great leaders in history, Martin Luther King, JFK, and just about everyone else, they all believed in the importance of giving back and trying to aid society.” Shafiroff’s selfless devotion to causes has not gone unnoticed; in April, she was honored at the Women’s

Leadership Awards, hosted by state assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright. The NYC International Film Foundation also recognized her work, and this summer, Shafiroff will be honored by Hadassah. “Philanthropy entails the giving of one’s time, one’s resources, and of oneself,” says Jonathan W. McCann, former board president of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. “Having worked successfully with Jean Shafiroff on behalf of the Foundation, her knowledge and dedication in the field is highly respected.” Three areas closest to her heart are underserved communities, women’s rights, and animal welfare. “There’s tremendous need everywhere,” she says. Shafiroff is passionate about the New York City Mission Society, which benefits underserved children in the city. “We’ve been around for 200 years; I think that’s very important,” she says. “We are

primarily based in Harlem and we help children with after school, weekend, and summer programs to give them supplemental education so that they can be prepared to get into college.” The group is now exploring the possibility of setting up a charter school. “I think that would be great.” Shafiroff also sits on the board of the New York Women’s Foundation, which helps to empower women to rise out of poverty. “We are the largest grant-making group of our kind in the United States. We’re also a voice for women, which is particularly important today. That’s not just in the United States but worldwide. Women need a voice worldwide.” These represent just the tip of the iceberg of worthy causes on Shafiroff’s radar. Among the galas she is chairing in 2018 are benefits for the American Heart Association, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, the United Negro College Fund, and the Couture Council of the Museum at FIT. This year, Shafiroff | 47


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has hosted parties in her home for several of these organizations, as well as for Surgeons of Hope, and more are in the planning stages, including an event for Southampton Hospital. “I feel very lucky to be able to do the charity work that I do,” she says. “I think that it’s a great blessing to be in the position that I’m in. I’m very fortunate that I can help others.” In fact, Shafiroff has devoted her life to philanthropic and humanitarian work. While the black-tie galas are glamorous, the fundraising and planning is grueling. “As a volunteer it’s a lot of work and it’s hard,” she says. There are many meetings, and chairing events entail a lot of fundraising. “Not everybody may want to support the causes you’re involved with, and you have to be able to accept a lot of rejection. I’m enjoying my life too, but my philanthropy work is full-time, and I work very hard at all of the causes that I’m involved with.” How did Shafiroff get where she is today? She comes from a middle-class background, and credits her family life and Catholic school education for teaching her the importance of giving back. “My dad was a schoolteacher,” she says. “I live a different life now, but I never forget my roots.” Working as a physical therapist at St. Luke’s Hospital, she saw the struggles facing some of her patients living at or below the poverty level. Sharifoff later returned to her alma mater, Columbia University, this time to earn a MBA, after which she worked on Wall Street. “I found that Wall Street wasn’t really for me,” she laughs. By then she had married her husband, Martin Shafiroff, and once she became pregnant, stopped working and became a stay-at-home mom. That’s when she began getting involved in philanthropy in small ways, volunteering at the schools her two daughters attended, and pitching in for school fundraisers. “I must have baked two thousand brownies with my daughters.” She continued to raise funds for the schools, and also became active with the American Jewish Committee, where her business education came in handy. “As a non-Jewish woman, they put me on their board and they put me on | 49


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the diplomatic finance committee.” She was in her early 30s, and found it quite stimulating. While her daughters were still in school, she slowly got more active in charity. “Once I became an empty nester, I became more and more involved,” Shafiroff says. A part-time Hamptons resident, Shafiroff chaired the Southampton Hospital’s big gala three times, in 2010, ’11, and ’13, and raised a lot of money. “I was actively involved in fundraising, asking for many, many donations, mostly $10,000 and up. The first year I chaired we raised $1.7 million, and then the next year $2 million, and the third year about $1.7 million.”

money are philanthropists. “When we think of philanthropists, we think of someone like Michael Bloomberg or Bill Gates, but everyone can be acting philanthropists,” she says. An example she cites is how many firefighters and police officers volunteer on the side, for example, as EMTs or helping the American Red Cross when disasters hit. Others volunteer as Big Brothers or Big Sisters, or read to the blind. “We have hundreds of opportunities to volunteer, and as a result people who don’t have the financial resources available can be active philanthropists by lending their available time and knowledge.”

Shafiroff’s daughters are now grown and involved in their own philanthropic causes. Her younger daughter, Elizabeth, started her own animal welfare organization called Global Strays, working with local groups and rescuing stray dogs in developing countries. Mom, a big animal lover, also actively participates, and is a major donor.

We all have a responsibility to act to help improve the world, she believes. “Philanthropy and activism go hand-in-hand. To be silent on human rights violations is wrong. To be silent on crimes against animals is also wrong. God gave us a voice and we must use it. God gave us two hands to work with. We must speak out - and then walk the talk.”

Shafiroff absolutely loves what she does. “I don’t play golf or tennis, although I do work out and I’m social, but I’d just as soon socialize around causes than just go out to dinners,” she says.

Shafiroff advises helping out in causes you’re passionate about, or that have affected you, perhaps a friend or relative has suffered some form of cancer or other disease, for instance.

In 2016, Shafiroff took it to a whole new level, publishing a book, “Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give,” a guide for everyone, no matter your financial status, on how to help make the world a better place.

She personally strives to get involved where she thinks there is a need. “The biggest organizations probably don’t need me,” she says. “If they’re well funded and raising a lot of money, I think I should use my resources elsewhere.”

“One of the reasons I wrote the book was to try to encourage others to get involved and to see their own value and self-worth, so they know that they could be of value to others, to humanity, or to animals.”

Shafiroff also purchases tickets to many charitable events with which she is not directly involved because she thinks it’s important to show her support for other worthy causes. And so she has an extensive wardrobe, befitting a woman who attends many of New York’s red-carpet charity galas.

In the book, Shafiroff defines a philanthropist in the traditional sense of the word, as “one who makes an active effort to promote human welfare,” per the Merriam-Webster dictionary. “Anyone can be a philanthropist,” she says, casting aside the modern notion that only people who give huge sums of

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“I love fashion, and fashion employs a lot of people,” she says. “I work with a lot of lesser known designers, and I like to think I am helping a little by buying one of their dresses.”

Among the more independent New York-based designers she frequently wears are B. Michael, Victor de Souza, Zang Toi, and Milly. Shafiroff does mix in big names like Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera, but tries to vary it. “It’s a hobby, so I enjoy it. And of course I look for sales because I can’t buy everything, like anyone else.” And she unabashedly repeats outfits. “If women like Beyonce and Kate Middleton can repeat, I can, for sure!” Increasingly, Shafiroff has been thinking about philanthropy on a global scale. “The idea of global philanthropy is something I’m very interested in, and I’m very interested in promoting this concept in any way I can, because on some of the trips we’ve taken to different countries I’ve found that there is a great need for more philanthropy. There’s the very wealthy and the very poor.” In some countries outside of the U.S., philanthropy is embraced on a smaller scale. While visiting China in 2012, she met with representatives of the Shanghai Charity Foundation and was very pleased to find that the Chinese are very interested in furthering philanthropic work in their society. Shafiroff would like to see the model of philanthropy used in the U.S. adopted in other countries. “Charity is part of our culture, and charities have existed in our country for the last 200 years,” she says. “It would be wonderful to be involved in helping those outside of our country embrace philanthropy as we have.” Poverty exists worldwide, she notes. “I don’t believe we’ll ever end poverty, but we can work to reduce poverty. We can improve lives for people,” she says, and pauses. “Maybe that’s a new book.” a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.

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ONE PARK CONDOMINIUMS Opens Professionally Decorated Model Home By George Cahn


ne Park, a 14-story luxury condominium building in Bergen County’s Cliffside Park, has officially debuted its professionally-decorated model home. The fully-furnished three-bedroom unit has been merchandised by renowned interior designer Dan Mazzarini, Principal at Manhattan-based interior design firm BHDM Design.

bathrooms, open living and dining room, walkin closets in each bedroom and kitchen with breakfast bar. The model vividly illustrates the uniqueness of One Park’s cliffside location on New Jersey’s famed Hudson River Gold Coast with a continuous 50-foot long balcony that’s the perfect spot to enjoy the incredible views of the ever changing New York City skyline.

The 1,555 square-foot model boasts wellappointed living spaces, including two lavish

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designed to incorporate elements of the building’s unique location on the riverfront of the Palisades Cliffs. Residences range from 752 to more than 1,600 square-feet and each one has private outdoor space. Interior spaces, curated by boutique design firm VLDG Inc., feature expansive kitchens with chef-caliber appliances, the finest fixtures, and breathe taking views. Bedroom suites are calm sanctuaries for rest and relaxation, with floor-to-

24-hour attended front desk, an Aquatic Center featuring an indoor 55-foot heated pool with sauna and steam rooms, and adjoining outdoor sun deck; private furnished roof deck including dining terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, intimate seating areas and outdoor movie theater. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center with private pilates room, squash court, golf simulator, children’s playroom, pet spa, guest suites and a secure parking garage with a fully-automated Unitronics system. One Park’s Cliffside Park location has long attracted those commuting to New York City for business and pleasure who appreciate its proximity to the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel and New York Waterway ferry service to

Manhattan. The one square-mile borough also enjoys a diverse dining and shopping scene. The main thoroughfare, Anderson Avenue, or “The Avenue” as it is affectionately referred to, is lined with boutique stores and shops, while an eclectic offering of dining, shopping and waterfront recreational and nightlife pursuits are just minutes away in Edgewater, Weehawken, North Bergen and Hoboken. 201.633.7600

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ceiling windows flooding the space with light. Spa-inspired master bathrooms are adorned with a freestanding sculpted tub, large open shower, porcelain flooring and richly-toned wall tiles. Residences are priced from the $600,000s. The dramatic elegance and sophistication of One Park are further enhanced by its more than 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. These will include a

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RICHARD MISHAAN Celebrated Designer By Andrew ChurchilL


or this month we chose to shoot our cover star Kelly Rutherford in the stunning Tribeca showroom of Richard Mishaan.

Thanks for taking the time to chat with us and congratulations on 25 years in the business! How did you get started? I actually worked in the fashion industry for 10 years, so I learned a lot from that and really felt that it teed me up for my future career in design! Fashion and home design are interesting because on one level they’re not very different, but on the other they couldn’t be further apart; I’ve learned a lot from both. Are there any special highlights that jump out from your time in design? I have to say, I really loved opening and spending

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time at my shop Homer in Manhattan- very special times there.

sound and even remote controlled blinds on the windows.

Do you notice any trends now that are really polar opposite from when you started? Anything totally new? Yes, definitely. One of the more popular trends I am seeing as a designer now is the incorporation of technology. Everything now includes speakers, customizable lighting, remote this and that, and it’s really a phenomenon that’s here to stay. Now, my job is to work with these elements in a seamless way so that they flow perfectly with the spaces I work to curate.

Do you have any favorite pieces in your studio? I love so many things in my office that it would be impossible just to pick one or two. It’s a constantly rotating selection of my inspirations so I really have to take a step back to see it all and to realize that each one marks an important process in my 25 years as a designer.

Do you incorporate any of these technologies into your beautiful work space and studio in TriBeCa? Funny you ask. Yes, of course. In here, since it really is a showroom for my passions and my aesthetic, we have adjustable lighting, surround

Is there anything in the pipeline coming up that you’re looking forward to? Well, yes. I’m working on an exciting hotel project with a very inspirational friend in LA. It’s been a pleasure to speak with you and having Kelly Rutherford here to shoot was an honor. Thank you | 57


DAVID ROSEN Douglas Elliman’s Super Star Agent By W.A. MULLER


avid Rosen, Licensed Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman, is in the top echelon of New York City real estate agents, having sold over 1,000 homes, leading his team to become one of the Top Five Teams in TriBeCa, amongst many other achievements. This year, through the first quarter, Rosen has already sold over 50 homes and is on pace to do over $100M in sales. He recently executed a $13,500 lease in just one day at a rental property at 139 Wooster street and sold a townhouse at 161 W 91st street without a cooperating broker. His fourteen years in the field have given him experience with almost every facet of the real estate industry, established him as a deal maker, and a collaborative negotiator who scores big for his clients. Yet what makes Rosen exceptional is his unwavering commitment to each and every client—from celebrities and the ultra-rich to the working class. Rosen is the rare agent who understands the art of the sell and is someone you can trust, making him the go-to agent to get the job done for a wide range of clients. Choosing the right realtor to partner with you during one of your biggest life decisions can be daunting. Often, identifying the person or the team that understands “the art of the sell” from an oversaturated community of agents feels impossible. Rosen has experience with almost every facet of the real estate industry, having jumped in head first right out of college into a Real Estate sales career in 2005. He quickly rose in the ranks to

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became the senior vice president of Green Light Real Estate in Phoenix, Arizona. With his leadership, he brought in over $10 million.

of one of the top 100 teams in the nation according to Wall Street Journal. The average sales price he is currently marketing is around $1M, though he has extensive experience with luxury homes as well, having helped buyers and sellers on properties over $10M. You can catch Rosen at his various workshops he hosts around the city, dishing on topics including the benefits of real estate investment and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Empowering Gen Z I’ve definitely seen an increase in apartments being sold to Gen Z’ers, individuals who are 21 and below. Young people love homeownership, and why shouldn’t they? Everything about leasing is somewhat demeaning, everything about homeownership is empowering, and nobody relishes self-empowerment more than Gen Z.

He soon started his own company, Home-saver Real Estate, which he managed for two years before selling it. After his entrepreneurial venture, Rosen moved onto work with the Elliman’s Rubin Team, until 2015. While there, he earned top acclaim from multiple outlets, including be-ing part

I love young people and they love me, too. In many ways I feel I relate to them as well as anyone else I might meet. They are sharp, nice, well-mannered and very fair-minded, in my experience. I feel like they are less cocky than my generation was at that time in life. Gen Z makes up a massive amount of people. They are going to be the leaders of tomorrow, and they know that real estate is a powerful asset class and wealth creation vehicle. Empowerment creates character and defines responsibilities, really always a win-win.






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30 SULLIVAN STREET Luxuriousness in Soho By W.A. MULLER


ocated along quiet tree-lined Sullivan Street, 30 Sullivan is a mansion with the extraordinary width of 25 feet and five levels of beautifully appointed interiors plus a stunning rooftop terrace and an expansive backyard. In total, the home offers 6,547 square feet with 1,434 exterior square feet. Unique features include gated private entrance, 11-ft ceilings, 8-ft windows, Lutron lighting, Savant smart home automation system, private elevator, dumbwaiter, and radiant floor heating. In addition to the private terrace off the master suite, this newly built mansion boasts a spacious, sunlit backyard and a rooftop terrace with a full outdoor kitchen. Parlor Floor: As you enter the gracious entry foyer, you will find the parlor/sitting room, powder room followed by the sun-blasted Poliform eat-in kitchen. This chef’s paradise includes Sub-Zero, Miele and Viking appliances and is appointed with walnut cabinetry,

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Lagano marble counter tops, in-set video and a dumbwaiter. The kitchen opens to the beautiful backyard garden that spans over 630 square feet and includes a gas grill and verdant lush landscaping. Entertaining Floor: The grand scale living room and formal dining room each have gas fireplaces and are perfect for hosting large groups or intimate family gatherings. A powder room adds convenience. Brilliant natural light streams in over the tree-tops of Sullivan Street. Third Floor: Three very generously sized bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, all are filled with natural light, occupy this floor. Closet space is plentiful. Fourth Floor: The master suite comprises the entire floor and includes a gas fireplace, massive closets, and sumptuous master bath with double vanities, freestanding soaking tub, separate stall steam shower, and private water closet. An 180 square foot private terrace with gorgeous western views is accessed

via the bedroom and the bathroom. Roof Top: Elevator access leads to the roof, which features 180 degree views of the city, a complete outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, and powder room. Lower level: The lower level is equipped with a maid’s room, gym, media room, wine storage, full bathroom, and laundry room that can be further customized to suit your particular needs or interests. Price: $13,950,000 Listing Agents: Madeline Hult Elghanayan, Raphael De Niro, Maggie Leigh Marshall and Jade Chan

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THE DREAMCLOUD MATTRESS Sleep Like a Dream By hillary latos


or those who study the art of feng shui, your bed is the most important piece of furniture in your home. It is the root of supporting your personal energy levels where the body heals itself. As we spend approximately a third of our lives in bed, investing in the right mattress is paramount to getting proper rest. While clearly all mattresses are not the same, the best ‘mattress in a box’ to hit the market is the ultra premium Dreamcloud Mattress which is a hybrid that combines the supportive infrastructure of a traditional spring mattress with the comfort and support of a high density memory foam mattress. Transform your sleeping experience to that of a five star resort where you just want to linger on your heavenly bed. What sets the Dreamcloud mattress apart from its competitors is the 8 levels of support encapsulated in a 15” high mattress.

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From the moment you lay out your mattress you can feel luxury at the first touch as you glide your fingers over the hand tufted cashmere blend topper. The gel infused memory foam provides cooling heat distribution and support that cradles your body. Super soft quilted memory foam provides comfortable support that simulates lying on clouds. Natural latex is added to withstand the test of time and offer responsive cushioning bounce. Under that is the dream plush supporting memory foam that provides deep contouring support to adjust to your position throughout the night. The sixth layer is created from super dense soft memory foam that keeps your body in alignment no matter what position you sleep in while cradling your spine. Making it a hybrid mattress is the patented micro coil compression system that is divided into 5 distinct comfort zones to provide the precise level of support and isolate

movement and minimize sleep disturbances. The foundation layer is created from high density super soft memory foam at the base layer to keep your spine in alignment and absorb any movement. Created by the manufacturers of the popular Nectar memory foam mattress, they are so certain that you will fall in love with your plush Dreamcloud mattress that buyers have a 365 day return period. While few things last forever, the Dreamcloud’s Everlong Warranty does in fact last forever and technically beyond a lifetime. The only caveat is that once you sleep on a Dreamcloud you will never want to go back to a traditional mattress again.

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DIRT CANDY An Ode to Vegetables By Christopher A. Pape


irt is not a word you necessarily associate with fine dining. I, for one, tend to avoid dirt. I don’t like to get messy; maybe I’m too much of city slicker. Yet, dirt has recently, at least for me, taken on a new meaning. That’s because it is part of a name of the best vegetarian restaurant in New York City. And I will go one step further and say that Dirt Candy transcends its vegetarianism and is, at least in my mind, one of the best restaurants in the city. Recently, a guest and I had the pleasure of dining at this temple of vegetables. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good vegetable. I’m Italian, it’s in my DNA. But, Dirt Candy, goes beyond a wellplaced tomato or a fancy cucumber. No, it elevates the vegetable; it turns the lowly beat into art. Each dish is thoughtfully crafted to bring maximum flavor and visual pleasure to their well-heeled clients. The mastermind behind such competence with the veggie is Amanda Cohen; she is both chef

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and owner of this award-winning restaurant. So ahead of her time was she, that hers was the first vegetable-focused restaurant in the city and the clear leader of the vegetable-forward movement

(of which there are now many adherents to this new religion). To speak of our meal is to speak in glowing

adjectives. Who knew, at least my thinking went, the vegetable could be so pleasing? This is total credit to Cohen and her staff. Recently, the restaurant decided to eliminate their a la carte menu and now serves two tasting options: the Vegetable Patch (5 courses) and the one we had, the Vegetable Garden (9-10 courses). The longer menu changes based on the season and whatever the restaurant’s purveyors bring them that week. The individual dishes we had almost don’t matter, as each presented its respective veggie on a pedestal and gave us a new perspective on the ingredient. However, some of the standouts included a Korean fried broccoli that was – all at once – spicy, tangy, crunchy and a revelation. I didn’t know broccoli could taste like this! Another dish that made an impression was the spinach spätzle. Now, as an Italian, I’m not fan of German or Austrian spätzle, thinking we have a bit of cultural appropriation on our hands; however, the amount of spinach flavor Ms. Cohen got into this humble pasta was breathtaking (and mouthwatering). I have never, in over ten years of doing this, had a pasta pack as much vegetable flavor within the dough as this did. Credit is due; it was an amazing dish and representative of the quality and care the restaurant puts into each dish. My guest and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I urge you to book your table today and find out how the vegetable can easily become the star of the show. Perhaps, for once, it will be both an enjoyable meal and one that is also good for the waistline. 86 Allen Street New York, NY 10002 212.228.7732 | 65





HARRY’S NYC New York is a city of rich history, and its districts are no exception. Situated in the iconic and historic Financial District of Lower Manhattan, Harry’s flagship has provided Wall Street a trusted venue since 1972. The elegant space welcomes guests with furnishings clothed in royal red velvet, sleek floors, and a neon element that serves as a feature in the space. The entire room screams gold and opulence, like somewhere you would expect to see Gatsby dining. Harry’s is often replete with business men and women partaking in work meeting over a hearty steak or colleagues enjoying an after-work drink. Dinner features intricate appetizers such as blue point oysters, little neck clams, salmon tartar, foie

gras terrine, and hand-cut steak tartare. For the main course, enjoy a filet mignon or filet on the bone from the steak and chops section or pastas from squid ink linguine or rigatoni. Entrees include roasted chicken, curried lamb stew, Kobe burger, king salmon or wild striped bass with sesame broccolini. As an establishment held at a high standard, the drinks are no exception. Seasonal cocktails include the classics like a gin and tonic or Paloma Royal, while the beer selection represents everything from IPA to lagers from all over the world. The wine selection spans further with Chandon from France, Malbec from Argentina and whites from California to Germany.

SUGAR MOMMA Housed inside a coffee shop called Hole in the Wall, Sugar Momma is FiDi’s newest secret dining and cocktail destination. After work is the new after hours at Sugar Momma, which embodies New York’s work-hard, play-hard mentality. The glow of red lights and classic movies projected on the walls, create the tone for this intimate “reverse-speakeasy,” which is cheeky, irreverent, and playful. The ambiance, paired with the food and drink options, creates an all-inclusive experience for the senses. Australian and Southeast Asian-inspired dishes showcase Sugar Momma’s versatility, bringing something to the table for everyone, while the soundtrack to the sexy space is 90’s Hip Hop. Executive Chef Brent Hudson’s menu includes small plates like Crispy Pork (soy caramel, sourapple, pickled herbs & cashews), a Shrimp and Crab Cracker, Burrata with shaved melon and prosciutto and East Coast Oysters. Larger dishes bring an eclectic mix of flavors, from a signature Truffle

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Beef and ‘Shroom Burger, to Grass-Fed Wagyu Rib Eye and Satay Curry Chicken. You’ll even have the option to Roll Your Own Brisket Tacos, which are slow-braised in a spicy Adobo sauce, served with corn & black bean salsa, smashed avocado, and cultured cream. Lead mixologist Ryan Byrnes is responsible for ‘The Good Stuff’ portion of the menu, with 11 signature cocktails to choose from like the Smoke’n (Mezcal, grapefruit syrup, lime, simple syrup, hot sauce and soda) and the Sweet n’ Sour (whiskey, maple syrup, lemon and egg white). If you’re feeling adventurous, a must order is the Momma’s Martini (Vodka, Passionfruit, Raspberries & Prosecco), which comes with a sugar cube soaked in Passoa that gets lit on fire right before heading to your table. Sugar Momma also has wines by the glass and bottle, in addition to Brooklyn Lager and an Oyster Bay IPA.

CHELSEA FRED’S AT BARNEYS DOWNTOWN Fashion and fine dining converge at the lofty Fred’s at Barneys Downtown. The chic minimalist dining room that pays homage to the arts, anchored by a colorful mural along the back wall with cool post modern furnishings and plush banquettes. Set on the third floor diners can enjoy a meal in solitude away from the bustle of the street with tree height views over Chelsea. At the helm of Barney’s iconic restaurant is Chef Mark Strausman who has created innovative Italian inspired and modern American dishes in addition to some of the favorite dishes from the uptown location. Highlights of the menu include a hearty and spicy spaghetti and Lobster Fra Diavolo made with a 2 lb lobster, lamb chops served Jewish style with fried artichokes, thin crusted pizzas, Mediterranean style octopus and cuttlefish in a spicy garlic,

lemon and white wine sauce, and a mixed seafood ceviche pescatore style. And for a limited time fashion designers are getting into the culinary world. From now until June 15, for $28 you can order the designer Rick Owens burger features locally sourced, grassfed, non-GMO, Animal Welfare–approved beef and cheese, an edible ribbon on the burger and fries, a branded bun with a Rick Owens logo and branded linen napkin. Rick Owens was inspired by his childhood, in which Rick ate cheeseburgers almost every night at the cafe next to his home in Paris and has thus created his designer burger.

GALLOW GREEN Enjoy the warm summer weather in a secret overgrown garden rooftop above the storied McKittrick Hotel in West Chelsea. Outfitted as a as a Scottish train station hidden amidst lush greenery, the verdant trellised rooftop filled with plants and flowers offers a magical atmosphere to enjoy brunch or dinner paired with a creative cocktail menu. On weekends enjoy a bountiful buffet brunch with live music, craft cocktails and an extensive hot and cold buffet. Executive Chef Pascal Le Seac’h has created a delicious season menu comprised of small plates, share plates and wood fired pizzas originally developed by Frenchette’s Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr. For dinner try a delectable artisanal wood fired pizza offering everything from the classic Margherita to exotic toppings such as cauliflower with za’atar, tahini and chili with lobster rolls, grilled octopus with romesco, saffron laced swordfish

and steak skewers to round out the mains. Elevated small plates include steak tartare, tuna crudo, kale Caesar and calamari with fried chees curds to whet the appetite. Gallow Green’s mixologists take their cocktailing seriously and have created unique elixirs with fresh and vibrant flavors. Try the colorful “Sleep No More” made with vodka, elderflower, pea flower, and rose cider. The potent “White Widow” will surely wake you up with a blend of tequila, mate soda, almond liqueur and grapefruit. This garden oasis is a perfect spot to savor the joys of an alfresco summer evening with gorgeous views over Hudson River. | 67


DINING OUT: NYC MEDITERRANEAN EPISTROPHY Founded by Sardinian friends fell in love with New York City and decided to build a charming Italian restaurant in Nolita, with an emphasis on friends and family, hence Epistrophy was born in 2005. Guests will be swept off their feet in a whimsical romance wooed by white-painted brick walls and large windows illuminating the rustic space. The restaurant resembles that of a café you would find in Rome, with aged wooden furnishings, bright teal statement doors and unique industrial light fittings. Guests will enjoy the air in the warmer months, as the large windows open up to convert to alfresco seating, perfect for Sunday brunch with loved ones. Love is in the air, but also in the food. This Ital-

ian café in Nolita spreads love to guests through their charming dishes offering a delight to both the eyes and the taste buds. Breakfast includes a healthy serving of zucchini bread, yogurt and granola and 7 grain avocado toast. For those with a sweet tooth, don’t worry, they also have lemon ricotta pancakes topped with blueberry, strawberry, banana, whipped ricotta and drizzled with maple syrup. As for the night, dinner includes delectable dishes like Burrata, house made pastas, Creek Stone Farm hanger steak or thin sliced pan fried Chicken Milanese. Epistrophy also boasts an extensive wine collection, a selection of hand crafted cocktails and alternative liquors.

BOQUERIA With locations in Soho, Brooklyn, Flatiron, and the Upper East Side, Boqueria, a revered Spanish tapas bar and restaurant opens its fifth NYC location by Times Square. Helmed by restaurateur Yann de Rochefort and Executive Chef Marc Vidal they have recreated their signature, classic Spanish tapas menu and added a large rotisserie for spit-roasting whole meats to turn out succulent new dishes such as Pollo al’Ast: slow rotisserieroasted free range organic chicken, roasted potatoes, root vegetables and salsa verde; and Cochinillo al Horno, a whole roasted suckling pig. Other time-honored favorites include Pulpo a la Plancha: grilled octopus with fennel, smoked pimentón and Picual olive oil mashed potatoes; and Paella de Mariscos: bomba rice, monkfish, sepia, squid, shrimp, clams, mussels, saffron and salsa verde. Classic authentic Catalan dishes include patatas bravas, shrimp with brandy, garlic and Guindilla pepper, calamari with Calabrian chili and creamy croquettes, and grilled pork belly. To complement the food, there is a rotating list of

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Boqueria’s signature seasonal and traditional sangrías, Spanish wines, and potent cocktails with a twist like the Shisito Margarita. The warm and contemporary space was designed by Alireza Razavi and features soaring 27’ tall windows that connect an expansive bar area to the 20-seat outdoor patio that is perfect for alfresco dining over the summer months. Nestled between the bar and the airy open kitchen is the intimate, 85-seat dining room, lined with cozy banquette seating and large tables for group gatherings. The open kitchen is bordered on 3 sides by a 24-seat marble dining counter to provide guests with a perfect view of the culinary action. There is also a 16-seat private dining room along the left edge of the kitchen counter, allowing interaction between the diners and chefs for demonstrations, cooking classes and counter-seat dining, as well as private seated dinners and cocktail receptions.

UPTOWN CLINTON HALL Clinton Hall, a staple in the craft beer and food community, recently opened its fourth location inside the Pod 51 Hotel in Midtown East. With 20 seasonal supercraft draught beers and ciders on rotation, Clinton Hall brings a unique, eclectic and exciting ale adventure that is always served precisely to each Brew Masters specs, thanks to an on-site Flux Capacitor. A recent addition to Clinton Hall’s kitchen is Executive Chef, Eric Rentz, who was formerly the Executive Sous Chef of Lilia in Brooklyn. Rentz has developed an exciting new brunch menu, with items such as Spicy Duck Chorizo Hash with a sunny side up egg and tater tots, Nashville Hot Chicken and Waffles, which includes a hot-fry chicken breast, malt-vanilla waffle and clover honey, and last but not least, a Steak & Egg Sandwich with hanger steak, an “egg in a basket” bun, sundried tomato, Mesclun greens, horseradish cream and fries. And for those who like to go big, you can enjoy all of those Clinton Hall favorites like

the Fondue Burger, Doughnut Grilled Cheese, CH Burger, and over-the-top W.T.F Waffles – all available for lunch, brunch and dinner. And what would brunch be without a Bloody Mary? How about a Bloody Bull? This vodka and tomato juice cocktail gets an extra kick from beef bouillon, Old Bay seasoning, and house pickled vegetables. Can’t decide between beer and liquor? Try the Tricky Ricky – it’s a 50/50 mix of the Clinton Hall house margarita and a Pilsner beer. With summer right around the corner, freshen things up with Shandy’s Passion, a fiery blend of Passion Fruit Guppy APA, Pama pomegranate, Fireball, Luxardo, lemon juice and bitters. Clinton Hall 51’s new brunch will be served from 11am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and all four Clinton Hall locations will offer up the most important meal of the week moving forward.

CRAVE FISHBAR UPPER WEST SIDE For some of the freshest dock to table seafood in NYC head to Crave Fishbar on the Upper West Side which is known for their creative seafood dishes with bold flavors. The airy dining room exudes a relaxed New England seafaring vibe that complements the fresh menu. Owner Brian Owens has an enduring love for seafood and is leading the charge in sustainability, eco-consciousness and accountability and is designated as a certified B corporation. They were the first NYC partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, a national leader in ocean sustainability and is also a charter member of the James Beard Foundation’s Smart Catch Program and charitable partner of the Billion Oyster Project, donating shucked shells to further the natural oyster restoration efforts in the NY Harbor. Executive Chef Todd Mitgang brings over a decade of culinary experience to Crave and has created an innovative globally inspired menu that changes seasonally. The spring dinner menu is best initiated with a crudo; Barramundi Ceviche with charred spring onion, asparagus, corn and piquin chile broth; Yellowfin Tuna Poke with Per-

sian cucumber, enoki mushroom, spicy dumpling sauce and toasted macadamia; or the Rice Dusted Point Judith Calamari with Thai miso sauce, mung bean sprouts and Aleppo chili. Notable entrees are the Lobster Curry—a 1¼ lb. Maine lobster in a spicy chu chee curry with charred red onion, Japanese eggplant, Thai apple eggplant and fresh bamboo shoots, and the Handmade Spicy Squid Ink Spaghetti with chopped shrimp, leeks, Fresno chile and clam stock. The creative cocktail menu was created by Jason Steinthal with some unique standouts like the spicy Staycation made with spicy tequila, mango syrup and fresh lime juice with an Aleppo salt rim and torched Serrano garnish. Their extensive raw bar is one of the top rated in the city. During the #oystergram Happy Hour, all available in-house oysters—16 different East and West coast varieties—are only $1 each. For dessert, Chef Mitgang’s homemade chocolate chip cookie is a must-try. Praised by Dominique Ansel, it’s crisp on the outer edges and impossibly gooey inside, topped with vanilla ice cream. | 69

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PINKY’S SPACE East Village Take out with Cordon Bleu pedigree By CHRISTOPHER CAMERON


n the Manhattan’s hyper competitive food scene, even the takeout comes with serious culinary prestige.

Chef Wesley Wobles -- whose impressive CV boasts executive chef positions at 8 celebrated NYC and Paris restaurants, including Café Del Mar in Greenwich Village and Le Midi at Union Square -- has opened his first standalone effort in a small but colorful storefront at 70 East 1st Street in the East Village. With his new eatery dubbed Pinky’s Space, Wobles hopes to reimagine what “take away” means with whimsical presentation and a seriously gourmet menu. Pinky’s has an almost carnivalesque atmosphere, with his signature “Space Cake” desserts (red velvet, brownie, and banana yogurt) spinning in the windows, a mural of colorful hearts filling a wall, along with stickers, candy and cocktail umbrellas up for grabs on the counter. Forgoing plates, his food comes

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served in jolly blue-and- white-striped cups, set into a dazzling disk and packed into a pink cake box. But don’t stop in looking for cotton candy, Wobles, who trained at the Le Cordon Bleu and worked as a private chef for both Bill Clinton and Salvatore Ferragamo, is drawing upon his time in Paris and New Orleans to create dishes like ratatouille, braised brisket, fresh buttermilk and cornmeal biscuits and roasted turkey breast with lingonberry jam. Wobles says that he had looked at spaces in Brooklyn but jumped at the chance to open next to the 2nd Avenue F train station. He hopes that he will be able to open additional restaurants near other transit hubs soon. Although, Pinky’s Space represents a fairly unique approach to French-Southern fusion, reviewers are responding positively to quality of the food and original vibe.

“Brand New, life-changing Southern-style biscuits. This place is AWESOME: quirky vibes (neon signage, free stickers, Talking Heads playing), mouth-watering Southern food (brisket /sausage) that you can take to go, open early and late,” reads a recent Yelp review by Olivia S. “This is a strange little new takeout spot serving a small menu of Southern food with a hint of French influence,” reviewer Mike C. added. “The space itself is fun, with the best thing about it probably being the huge pile of stickers.” Though Manhattan has become increasingly dominated by chain Mexican and salad joints, a small restaurant with big chef-influenced character isn’t to be missed.

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HOTEL BYBLOS SAINT TROPEZ The Jewel of the Cote d’Azur By jennifer pelaez


longtime favorite of Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, and Mick Jagger, and many other celebrities and posh jetsetters, Saint-Tropez, has become synonymous with Cote d’azur style, glamour, and exclusivity. As one of the world’s most coveted destinations, its picturesque coastline and idyllic French Riviera seaside charm continue to attract the international beau monde, and for good reason. Here, situated in the heart of this vibrant hotspot, amidst the

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moored yachts at Vieux Port and the charming cobblestone streets, the Hotel Byblos Saint-Tropez has been the preferred address since it opened its doors in 1967 and continues to attract globetrotters and fashionistas alike, especially during the peak summer season. Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, this iconic hotel also has a glittering history to go along with its splendid interior and design.

Founded on love by billionaire Lebanese hotelier, Jean-Prosper Gay-Para, his adoration and hope to woo the legendary Brigitte Bardot inspired the creation of a befitting hotel and nightclub in the place she had come to love. Months later, the Byblos was taken over by a French businessman who expanded and beautified the property to resemble a fairy tale–like fusion of a Provençal hamlet and the port of Byblos, one of the oldest villages in Lebanon. His vision was certainly


achieved and evidenced by the hotel’s “village within a village” feel. Colorful stucco houses with azure-shuttered windows and French doors, verdant gardens, balconies and terraces that overlook the palm tree–dotted courtyard and its central pool, create a space which feels like another world. Today, 91 individually decorated rooms and suites are scattered throughout the extensive property and are all uniquely designed and adorned with plush furnishings saturated in color offering breathtaking vistas of the Riviera. Artisan mosaics, impressive sculptures from the Mediterranean region dating back to ancient Rome, and artwork unearthed in Lebanon fill the public spaces and perpetuate the cultural tradition of Saint-Tropez as a haven for artists. Spend the day lazing by the pool while enjoying

the Byblos’ all-day, late-into-the-night restaurant and bar, Le B. which features dishes made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and a full range of cocktails. For a more diverse and gourmet menu, the swanky Alain Ducasse concept restaurant, Rivea offers a chic indoor-outdoor space arranged on a massive terrace lined with bold striped loungers under a candlelit canopy of lanterns. Inside, a glass-fronted kitchen invites guests to marvel at the pristine space where Chef Vincent Maillard serves up a creative menu that blends French and Italian influences with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Rivea offers a selection of appetizers to share, like spiny artichokes and smoked eel, homemade pastas, and Rivea’s signature dish, marinated sea bream and eggplant. A perfect spot to people-watch while enjoying the exquisite bold flavors, Rivea will leave your palate satiated while the ambiance will

prepare you for the evening ahead. Afterwards, just a few steps away, the region’s most famous nightclub, Les Caves du Roy awaits a decadent night of partying and debauchery. Here at this intimate mythical club, the scene rages on until dawn so be prepared to experience top-notch DJs, flowing champagne, as well as some of the best dressed and beautiful starlets and VIPs. Legendary and magical, the Byblos is a timeless hotel that remains a family-owned business and prides itself on attention to detail and unparalleled service. It’s a heavenly retreat from which you can relax, and be pampered, or party in ultimate style and take in all the excitement Saint-Tropez has to offer. | 73




ukul, literally meaning ‘secret’ in Mayan lives up to its name as a hidden paradise situated along Nicaragua’s acclaimed emerald coast. The award-winning Mukul resort by Auberge effortlessly blends luxury with a sense of discovery where guests can explore four miles of pristine beaches, world-class surfing, a renowned 18-hole golf course by David McLay Kidd and 6 spacious spa sanctuaries, each with a unique taste of Nicaragua. Located on 1,675 acres of a blossoming southwest Pacific shore, Mukul offers both coastal and inland

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landscapes, each as stunning as the other. Visitors can choose from a range of guest accommodations including 12 beach villas, 23 bohio suites, private residences and vacation rentals. The beach villas at Mukul pay tribute to its surroundings, incorporating the tropical and rolling surf of Playa Manzanillo. Guests will revel in villas with direct access to the beach, wrap-around decks, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging, secret garden and outdoor shower. The two bedroom villas include a private kitchen, pantry and living room to accommodate families. For an advantage point, opt for a bohio suite, which is nestled like

a tree house 300-feet above the beach in a lush rainforest canopy. The bohio suites include a single king bed, ensuite bathroom, outdoor teak deck, plunge pool, flat screen TV, and floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views of either the golf course, mountains, or ocean. Nicaragua is an uncharted paradise brimming with hidden gems, like volcanoes, beaches and islands. On the water, guests can surf, kayak, snorkel, paddle board, fish and of course swim with sea turtles, which is a highlight of the emerald waters. The land provides biking and hiking trails

that lead guests through hair-raising landscapes. The land also offers an opportunity to enjoy golf at its absolute finest with an oceanfront 18-hole course, ideal for all skill levels. Guests can join a wellness retreat led by experts to help you achieve a recharge of your mind, body and soul. The yoga escape package offers 5 private yoga sessions, 6 90-minute reformative treatments at Spa Mukul and a choice of 3 signature Mukul experiences. If you were looking to commit to a true spa treatment, try the spa getaway package, which includes 6 experiences

housed in 6 individual private spa suites, each designed to harness an ancient healing tradition used by local Nicaraguan ingredients. The dining options at Mukul span as far as the experiences, with fine dining, casual dining and custom experiences on offer. La Mesa is part of the fine dining option and allows guests to experience a formal and elegant ambience with tastes of local ingredients. During the day, try something more laid back, like Tres Ceibas Beach Club, which offers healthy comfort food, accompanied by Latin music and views of the

ocean. For a night to remember, the romantic dinner is a part of the custom experiences and includes a menu featuring the freshest selection of the day in a romantic setting on the beach under the stars. Create a memorable night, in a more so momentous paradise. | 75


NICARAGUA Endless Possibilities By Tash Bazika


heck into Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat for a chance to stimulate your mind, your body, and your soul. Make a commitment to nature, as Don Alfredo Jr. and Doùa Theresa Pellas did as visionaries of this sanctuary. As avid travelers and adventure enthusiasts their commitment to nature is displayed throughout the resort’s core principles of respect and stewardship of the environment. Situated in Nandaime, which means place of abundant streams, the resort is a mere 2 hours from the Augusto C. Sandino international airport in Managua and just an hour and a half drive from the charming colonial city of Granada.

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The resort lives on 1,800 acres of a nature reserve which doubles as an animal sanctuary, housing more that 158 species of plants, including more than 14,000 trees. The wildlife and fauna is sustained by the reservoirs developed by a team of local experts and ecologists. The sobering aura of the grounds serves as a backdrop for a variety of recreational activities. The La Residencia DoĂąa Theresita is the home base for visitors and consists of a unique combination of a dream home and luxurious hotel setting, offering unmatched attention to detail and most important, privacy. The 24,000 square foot residential compound is suited for

1-2 families or group traveling together. For the ultimate private experience, rent out the entire Residencia which includes a personal head chef, two pools, two private dining areas and kitchens, state of the art media room and poker table, various bar areas and an array of service staff. There are four private villas that rest atop miles of forest canopy and offer spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano. The Nekupe dining experience is a curated, modern take on Nicaraguan cuisine designed to intrigue and satisfy even the most sophisticated palate. All ingredients are sourced directly from the on-site farm, and the menus are seasonal and

designed to support a healthy lifestyle, abundant with fresh, local and organic produce. For the adventurous individuals experience exhilarating outdoor activities such as ATV riding, horseback riding, mountain biking, daily yoga and meditation, bird watching, shooting, hiking and much more. Dedicated rangers will follow you and guide you as you reach your possibilities. If you are looking to rejuvenate your body and reconnect with yourself, the spa is a great place to start. The Nekupe Spa offers select nativebased treatments. Guests will enjoy views of the sprawling unspoiled setting, listening to nature’s meditative soundtrack all whilst experiencing restorative treatments to have you feeling nourished and restored. The signature massages incorporate traditional techniques with local

ingredients to create a transformative sense. Also available are masks and body polishes to help rejuvenate your skin. For all meditation purposes, yoga is the best choice. The resort offers daily Vinyasa flow yoga classes on the Mirador Deck, as well as restorative yoga, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga and power yoga classes. The fitness paths are also great for guests to embark on scenic journeys around the compound offering breathtaking views that will inspire anyone. Art is a form of expression, and at a resort such as this art classes are a must and serve as a fun way to let go and just be. Nekupe offers guests to experience the power of creative expression with painting classes. Cooking classes are also available and teach guests the fundamentals of native Nicaraguan cuisine. Learn to play the

Marimba, a musical instrument played at many events or opt in for the rum and cigar tasting to sample some of the internationally renowned rum and cigars, including 12, 18 and 26 year aged rums and cigar varieties such as Padron, Oliva and Plasencia. Hit the road with a Nekupe tour guide who will show you a side of Nicaragua you thought you would never see. Guests can partake in many off-site activities such as pottery classes, tour of Granada and Isletas, volcano surfing, sport fishing, day trips to Ometepe Island and Laguna de Apoyo or golf at the Guacalito golf course. Whatever your heart desires you will find it there. | 77


SLS BAHA MAR HOTEL Gives Luxury Resort Vacationing New Meaning By Adam WEiss


sophistication to the Bahamas, this spectacular $4.2 billion beachfront destination in the heart of Nassau epitomizes high-end luxury resort vacationing at its finest.

And besides the chance to catch some rays on its pristine beaches and bask in panoramic splendor, today’s discerning global traveler now has another great reason to spend his or her downtime here: the SLS Baha Mar Hotel. Opened this past November and bringing an entirely new level of

With other signature hotels currently open in Beverly Hills, South Beach, Brickell and Las Vegas, SLS Baha Mar’s newest location and first foray into the Bahamas has already been named one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s top picks of the best new hotels in the world. Ideally set upon 3,000 feet of sparkling white-sand beach and crystal-clear waters, the latest entry features

deally located just 50 miles off the coast of Florida and only a three-hour plane ride from the hustle and bustle of New York City, one of the biggest appeals of the Bahamas has always been how easy it is to get to no matter what time of year.

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229 spacious guest rooms and suites with multiple floorplans overlooking the Atlantic Ocean that can comfortably accommodate two to six people depending on the size of the space. Suites have their own terraces. The largest—the 1,780-squarefoot two-bedroom SLS Residence—also has two separate living room areas, each equipped with their own 55-inch HD TV. Regardless of which kind of accommodations you choose, you won’t be disappointed or want for anything when it comes to their individual amenities. Each room and suite is elegantly


by none other than golf legend Jack Nicklaus himself, as well access to the finest luxury and fashion retailers in the world. Bvlgari, Rolex, John Bull and Tiffany & Co. are among just some of the stores here. And take a moment (or longer since most regimens are between 60 to 90 minutes) to pamper yourself at their spa, which is aptly called ESPA, and offers all sorts of signature exotic treatments from facials to massages and much more. At night, the hotel has several bars and nightclubs to choose from, including its flagship Monkey Bar located in the main lobby. There is also Bond, a 10,000-square-foot venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and DJ booth for entertainment and dancing, as well as Skybar, an open-air, ivory-covered pavilion on top of the hotel that is currently being built. Pleasing the palate is another cornerstone of this oasis, which also features three stand-alone worldclass restaurants—Katsuya by Starck (Japanese), Cleo Mediterráneo (Mediterranean) and Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz (Italian)—each one with its own award-winning chefs and menus, and providing a veritable feast for the senses. appointed with Bahamian-designed furniture and SLS signature bedding, along with wall-mounted HDTVs, a walk-in rainfall shower, full in-room WIFI connectivity, plus SLS-monogrammed slippers and robes, as well as a wide selection of custom soaps, shampoos, moisturizers and a fully stocked minibar. Of course, recreation is a major part of any Bahamas stay and the new SLS Bar Mar Hotel— which joins the Grand Hyatt and Rosewood as one of the area’s three major resorts with over 2,300 rooms now in total combined—offers

all-ages fun for everyone from dawn to dusk. In addition to activities like local sightseeing, snorkeling, sailing and cycling, there’s also plenty to do without ever leaving the property. By day, for example, you can relax and drink signature cocktails at either the Bungalow Pool Bar & Grill that features a waterslide, or at the Privilege Pool where you can sit underneath private cabanas. In addition to drinks, both pools have offer a light food menu served by a private concierge.

For kids age three to twelve, the Baha Mar Explorer’s Club Program offers daily morning and afternoon programs, including art classes, bird and nature excursions and marine biology classes with sting rays, sea turtles and nurse sharks. A $60 daily resort fee per room applies to all bookings and includes roundtrip airport transportation, as well as access to all amenities. For more information about accommodations and individual.

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SPLENDOR IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE Terre Blanche Hotel Spa & Golf Resort By Lisa Loverro


quick 45- minute drive from the Nice airport will land you in a place where the rich and famous go to escape it all. The Terre Blanche Hotel Spa and Golf Resort, tucked into the Cote d’Azur countryside is a magical spot surrounded by lush green forests, fields of lavender and quaint villages. Opened in 2004, Terre Blanche was at one time a private estate owned by Sean Connery. Today, it consists of 115 suites and villas set in landscaped grounds with modern sculptures from the private collection of the hotel’s current owner, Dietmar Hopp.

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The property has two internationally renowned golf courses; Le Chateau and Le Riou as well as the only training center of its kind in Europe, where the very best teaching methods are used. Thanks to state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities, Terre Blanche has GEO® (Golf Environment Organization) accreditation and, in 2017, was voted the Best Golf Resort in Continental Europe by the well-respected Golf World UK magazine. The two courses consist of valleys, lakes, ravines, waterfalls, and forests. Golf architect Dave Thomas preserved the existing

contours and natural features of this magnificent site. His signature bunkers with their indented edges are a feature of both courses. Beyond the golf and the beauty of the hotel’s location is its spa. With 35,000 square feet over two floors, the hotel’s spa is designed to emulate a traditional Provençal “Bastide.” The hotel has just launched a new spa partnership with the iconic and internationally renowned spa brand, Valmont, where 7 new Valmont treatments, including the signature ‘Facial Treatment Terre Blanche’

by Valmont are available to resort guests. The Valmont treatments utilize their unique ‘butterfly motion’ technique, boosting circulation and lymphatic exchanges. Additionally, Valmont’s original treatment created in 1985, the Vitality of the Glaciers facial, will also be incorporated into Terre Blanche’s ‘Harmony Retreat’, a two day escape designed to balance the body and mind. The Deluxe Suite accommodations at Terre Blanche offer comfort and space in surroundings that are both elegant and relaxed. The spacious bedroom has a King size bed, a large dressing room with an enormous separate living area with a sofa bed to accommodate an additional adult or two children under the age of 12. The spacious marble bathroom has a shower and separate bathtub. For the ultimate escape they offer their

Méditerranée Villa, discretely tucked away from the hotel’s other Suites and Villas. Its bedroom boasts a King size bed, two dressing rooms and a bathroom with shower and bathtub. There is also a sofa bed in the lounge allowing you to accommodate an additional adult or two children under 18. The villas also have their own private pool and lounge chairs. Terre Blanche’s four restaurants, including the Michelin-starred La Faventia, offer something for everyone. Most guests enjoy breakfast through dinner in Le Gaudina, an elegant and friendly restaurant with all the charms of a stylish brasserie. Their menu offers a light and sophisticated Provencal fare. Les Caroubiers looks out onto the golf club and is the place to take break in

the Clubhouse. Their Le Tousco restaurant is a relaxed spot next to the infinity pool and serves as the hotel’s summer restaurant. Le Patio opens in the spring where their sunny terrace serves breakfast and in the summer evenings it transforms itself into a family friendly steak house. As for amenities, hotel guests benefit from access to the outdoor infinity pool with stunning panoramic views over the villages, as well as unlimited access to Terre Blanche Spa. Younger children will be welcomed at the Royaume des Enfants kids club where they will find their own pool and a huge selection of activities to entertain them. | 81

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THEAn CELEBRITY EQUINOX Adventure Awaits Aboard the Celebrity Equinox By HILLARY LATOS


repare to embark on a fun-filled seafaring adventure aboard the Celebrity Equinox Cruise. Though this premium ocean liner can accommodate up to 2800 guests, it also offers an abundance of entertainment and dining options to find your own solitude under the sun or a chance to join the party. Recharge in one of their luxurious accommodations that feature state-of-the-art amenities to recharge after a day of touring. Every room is outfitted with a smart Samsung flat-screen TV, private mini bar and complimentary 24-hour room service. One of the best ways to experience life on the water is in a veranda stateroom with a private ensuite balcony to take in breathtaking sunsets and sunrises or fall asleep to the lapping sounds of the

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waves. Live like a VIP in the suite-level rooms that offer enhanced amenities, exclusive dining options and European-style butler service. With over ten restaurants to choose from, there is something to satiate every palate with awardwinning world-class chefs at the helm. Guests can opt for a specialty dining package to dine a la carte for an elevated dining experience. For an authentic Italian experience, the Tuscan Grill offers a sophisticated atmosphere with a charming rustic elegance. Classic Italian dishes are infused with a contemporary modern flair with fresh pastas, dry aged steaks and artisanal salumi on offer. If you are craving sushi and delicious modern Japanese fare, dine at Sushi on Five, which serves locally sourced seafood.

Learn the art of sushi making from the master sushi chef at one of their cooking classes. For an elevated spa dining experience, guests can upgrade to the Aqua Class level for access to exclusive restaurants such as Blu. Their bold aesthetic is reflected in a modern dining room with a vibrant spa-inspired cuisine that features farm-to-table ingredients paired with biodynamic wines. One of the most beautiful restaurants on board is the elegant and sophisticated Luminae that is exclusively reserved for Suite Class guests and serves a globally inspired elevated dining menu. For fine French dining, opt for an evening at Murano. Intimate and romantic, classic French dishes are served in a beautiful dining room that exudes old-world charm. Other passengers who wish to partake in formal set dining can opt for the


sprawling bi-level Silhouette restaurant with set dining times offering breathtaking ocean views. For casual dining with an alfresco patio, try the Oceanview Café buffet which serves an extensive selection of international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the days at sea there are plenty of options, whether you want to relax and soak up some rays by the pool, hit the state-of-the-art gym, rejuvenate at the spa or have a day filled with activities. To recharge the mind and body, book a treatment at the Canyon Ranch Spa. Whether it’s a hot stone massage or anti-aging facial, the stress of the city will be blissfully left behind. Take some time to find your inner Zen in the Persian Garden while you lounge aboard heated stone chaise lounges in a peaceful holistic environment overlooking the expansive ocean. One of the things that set the Equinox ship apart is their half-acre lawn atop the sun deck. This expanse of greenery makes you feel like you are in a park surrounded by panoramic ocean views. Guests can play croquet, take a sunset or sunrise yoga class, enjoy an alfresco picnic with friends,

or just sunbathe and take in the moment. Another fun option is their outdoor hot glassblowing class where master glassblowers will walk you through the process from start to finish. Try your hand at creating a customized vase, ribbon bowl or ornament to take home as a souvenir of your unforgettable journey. After dinner take in an electrifying show in the theater or dance the night away at one of the themed parties. The Silent Disco party is a sight to be seen with guests literally dancing to the beat of their own drum with selections from four different DJs. Rock your dancing shoes at the chic alfresco White Party with live entertainment and a renowned DJ. For a bespoke martini, stop by the Martini Bar & Crush where expert mixologists will wow you with their potent libations. Latenight partiers can dance until the wee hours at the Sky Observation Lounge, a quiet refuge offering expansive views overlooking the ocean by day and a hotspot at night. For a more traditional nightclub experience stop by Quasar which has a retro ’90s vibe for the after-hours crowd.

While most of the sailings for the Celebrity Equinox are centered in the Caribbean, you can experience island life with one of their immersive excursions ranging from adventure to traditional sightseeing to charitable. On a recent visit to St. Martin, one of the highlights was the Chef Market Discovery of the Flavors of Marigot led by the Executive Celebrity Chef. We journeyed to the local food markets on the Dutch and French sides to shop for provisions for an intimate dinner to be prepared specially for the tour, and had lunch at a local celebrated restaurant. Another adrenalinepumping excursion was the zip line adventure in St. Kitts as guests soared through the canopied rainforest at record speeds while admiring the island and ocean views. Whether it’s a romantic honeymoon, a friends or family getaway or multi-generational vacation, a trip aboard the Celebrity Equinox will leave lasting memories to be cherished for a lifetime. | 83




ith pristine white-sand beaches, challenging golf and world-famous fishing, Destin, Florida is located on “The Emerald Coast” in the state’s panhandle. Known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village,” the region offers emerald-hued waters, high-end dining and world-class resorts. And, with the recently opened Northwest Florida Regional Airport, Destin is now easily accessible.

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One of the most luxurious resorts in the area, The Henderson, a Salamander Beach and Spa Resort, is located near to the airport and close of the Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park. It’s a 4-star, family friendly resort with close proximity to gator Beach and Henderson Beach State Park. The resort offers 170 air-conditioned rooms with minibars and private, furnished balconies. There’s

complimentary Wi-Fi access (always a welcomed amenity) and bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers, featuring a deep soaking bathtub. Activities abound at the resort! With their location on some of the most breathtaking stretches of sand the Gulf of Mexico right at our doorstep, there is literally an endless list of activities and attractions for everyone to experience. Whether you’re more of the adventurous type, you can

spend days exploring the undersea wonders with a mask and snorkel, or try your hand at paddle boarding. If you prefer to just chill-out poolside with a refreshing cocktail, you can spend a leisurely afternoon drifting down their lazy river while soaking up the Florida sunshine. Tap into your creative side and take a craft or arts class to create your own artistic momento of your vacation in paradise. To truly appreciate the breathtaking Emerald coastline and marine life take a helicopter tour that glides past the high rises, white sand beaches and clear emerald waters where you can easily spot sea turtles, dolphins and sharks. After a day on their private beach, guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort’s full-service spa, Salamander Spa. The spa is open

daily and equipped with a sauna, eleven exquisite private treatment rooms and a wet area with an experiential shower, whirlpool tub, a luxurious couples’ suite, sun-lit relaxation spaces, and a fullservice salon. The Salamander Spa experience transcends beyond the 10,000 square feet of spa bliss. The resort is committed to fitness and offers classes throughout the year. From Rooftop Yoga and Spin, to H.I.I.T and Zumba, there’s something for everyone. Dine at one of the Henderson’s 3 restaurants, or relax in your room and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Don’t miss their signature restaurant, Primrose, with breathtaking views of the Emerald Coast. With an inspired menu of some of the freshest seafood, savory steaks and creative, healthy fare, Primrose features an ever-

changing Chef’s Dock-to-Table menu, sushi bar, a dramatic display kitchen and private dining areas for intimate affairs. Kids will love “Sprinkles” where they’ll find some of the coolest and tastiest classics like Root Beer Floats, Sunday Sundaes and indulgent milkshakes. Sprinkles also offers a Grab and Go breakfast including specialty coffees, bagels and pastries. Guests of the Henderson Beach Resort receive complimentary day pass access to Henderson State Park offering natural features such as sand pines, scrub oaks, and dune rosemary. Pristine white sugar sand beaches and more than 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline make for an unforgettable day for your entire family. | 85


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HAMPTONS INSIDER’S GUIDE Summer 2018 By norah bradford


his summer, explore the East End’s hotspots, where you will find some of the finest restaurants, boutiques, and oceanfront resorts. Here are the highlights on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do this summer.

Where to Stay

Southampton Inn With the most magnificent beaches, elegant estates, fabulous shops, and recreational opportunities nearby, the Southampton Inn is the perfect base for your Hamptons adventures. The luxurious Inn also offers bike rentals, a heated pool, and a shuttle bus to the highly-rated Coopers Beach which is only a mere mile away. Great for couples, honeymooners and not just kidfriendly but pet-friendly also, the Southampton Inn has won numerous awards including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation

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that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic rendezvous, or enjoy precious time with the entire. 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968 631.283.6500

Where To Dine

Farm to Table at Claude’s, Southampton Inn New for Summer 2018 is The Southampton Inn’s new restaurant, Claude’s is open for Lunch and Dinner, seven days a week featuring the delicious home cooked menu selections of its “Best” breakfast, lunch and light bites such as the Jobs Lane French Toast. Situated outside in the beautifully planted courtyards and pool patios, as well of course “Inn-side” Offers the prettiest outdoor dining in Southampton. Try Claude’s Cabaret – an exclusive prix fixe dinner followed by live performance every Thursday (June 21st to August 24th) featuring Pianist Konstantin

Soukhovetski. On the move this summer: try Carry-Out Claude’s and enjoy the free Wednesday concerts this summer in Agawam Park starting in July. 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968 631.283.6500 Modern Mexican at Union Cantina, Southampton Do not miss the exciting new menu specials and entertainment at Long Island’s most vibrant, social and delicious destinations - Union Cantina, the Hamptons only authentic modern Mexican restaurant. This popular eatery, from Southampton Social Club owners Ian Duke and David Hilty, with award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf, who has been featured on Food Network’s Iron Chefs of America continue to deliver innovative Mexican cuisine. Behind the restaurant is the exclusive 400 Rabbits

of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. The celebrity guests seen dining in recent seasons have included Leonardo di Caprio, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Scott Disick, 50 Cent, French Montana and Sarah Jessica Parker. 75 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968 631.283.7575 Dining at Sotto Sopra transports you to Italy Sotto Sopra has established itself as one of the more coveted restaurants on the East End, known for its frequent celebrity guests, relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service, and fresh, flavorful fare. Enjoy pasta dishes such as the Spaghettini a la Greco with shrimp. Specialty drinks include the Rose Orchid, which blends Death’s Door Gin with St. Germain, prosecco, grapefruit and hibiscus and the South Fork cocktail includes Jameson Irish Whisky blended with mint, cucumber, lime and orange juice.

SHI Claudes Seafood Fettucine

Tequila Bar, reminiscent of a prohibition-era speakeasy. Bartenders mix fun favorites for diners that perfectly complement any meal. The tequila bar carries 100+ types of tequila, producing a unique signature cocktail program and an extensive tequila menu consisting of sangrias, punches, and frozen drinks.

231 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 631.267.3695

Where To Party

Southampton Social Club This season, Southampton Social Club sets the standard for a season of dining, drinks and dancing as the pre-eminent fine dining supper club in the Hamptons. Executive Chef Scott Kampf’s “Farm

to Table” cuisine and the summer 2018 cocktail program feature many new libations, not to mention a $39.00, Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner will be available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. On a weekly basis, the entertainment will include Live Music and DJ’s performing together creating an undeniably brilliant sound. Forthcoming events this summer 2018 include Pop Country Night on June 28th, and July 26th; the Rose All Day Brunch Party on June 9th and Miami Vice Night with DJ Vinny Vinsane on July 2nd. Plus, SSC will have specials for Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Open, and so much more! 256 Elm Street, Southampton, New York 631.287.1400

Where To Play

Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club Get ready for the U.S. Open 2018 at Shinnecock Hills right down the road. Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club is one of New York’s best kept secrets–and members like it that way - located in the middle of a 2,000-acre in Westhampton Beach. The wooded setting allows members to escape the rush of the city in favor of peaceful competition against a challenging golf course.

This Summer 2018 sees new dishes & Cocktails plus a daily calendar including live music and specials and an outdoor bar plus assortment of outdoor games for everyone to partake in. Special events: The U.S Open PAR-TEE with daily golf putting competitions from June 11th - 16th, The FIFA World Cup Soccer starting June 14th, The Cantina Tequila Mixer on July 14th, Our Annual Union Carnivale on August 18th plus other events in-between. 40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968 631.377.3500 Classic American at 75 Main,Southampton Managed by Restaurateur Zach Erdem, 75 main has become a Hamptons summer dining staple and a year-round hotspot. Erdem reinvented the Southampton eatery, combining the classic style

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NEW ORLEANS Let the Good Times Roll By Hillary Latos


aissez les bons temps roulez, is not just a saying but a way of life In New Orleans, and 2018 marks the Crescent City’s 300th birthday. Considered to be the birthplace of jazz, it’s not uncommon to see an impromptu performance in the French Quarter or a marching band coming through an iconic restaurant. From their amazing culinary offerings to the music and arts scene in the warehouse district this is a city where decadence and indulgence are revered and just about anything goes, where every day is a celebration of life.

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Where to Stay

Start your journey at the luxurious and historic NOPSI Hotel that is conveniently located in the CBD-Central Business District and a short walk into the famed French Quarter. Formerly the headquarters of the New Orleans Public Service Inc., this 1920s era historical building has been converted to a luxurious 217 room hotel with 76 suites, 14,000 square feet of gathering space, all of which feature unique architectural elements that add to the character of the building. The sprawling accommodations range from 350 to 800

square feet and feature a classic yet sumptuous décor with spa like bathrooms and luxurious amenities. Live large in one of the deluxe suites that features a King sized bed and a separate living room area with a sofa, lounge chair and flat screen TV. NOPSI even welcomes our furry family members with open paws and are treated as VIPs with plush dog beds, toys, food and water bowls, as well as house made treats. Managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, NOPSI is also a member of the

Historic Hotels of America and LVX Preferred Hotels and Suites.

Where to Dine

In New Orleans, food is one of the pleasures of life and home to some of the best restaurants in the world. Public Service at NOPSI offers a contemporary take on Bayou cuisine using the best ingredients of the Gulf with an extensive raw bar and open kitchen in a convivial and comfortable setting. Specialties of the house include Louisiana shrimp with crab boil nage and andouille sausage, blue crab dip, a succulent burger made with short rib, whole roasted Gulf catch of the day, fried oysters with bacon marmalade and pepper jelly, and their signature juicy rotisserie chicken with heirloom relish. Save room for their rich and tempting desserts such as the caramel pecan brittle pie or NOPSI bread pudding with bourbon butter sauce.

crabmeat Sardou, and the specialty of the housethe flaky redfish meuniere amandine crisped with sliced almonds . Galatoire’s 209 Bourbon Street

as well as elevated comfort fare with Southern influences including a delicious rendition of the New Orleans BBQ shrimp toast.

Enjoy brunch in one of the prettiest dining rooms in New Orleans at Brennan’s- a New Orleans tradition since the 1950s. The lush dining room surrounds a beautiful garden courtyard and features plush banquettes with trump l’oeil scenery on trellised walls that evoke a romantic conservatory. The brunch menu features a decadent selection of traditional Creole and New Orleans dishes such as turtle soup, BBQ lobster, seafood gumbo, crispy chicken and waffles, vanilla and rhubarb French toast, eggs Benedict, and bananas foster. Kick start your day with a strong chicory & dark roast coffee, or cure a hangover with a spicy house made Cajun Bloody Mary.

One of the most ambitious fusion restaurants in New Orleans is Maypop which seamlessly blends Southeast Asian, Mediterranean and New Orleans ingredients. Dishes are beautifully plated and explode with unique flavor combinations. The modern dining room has an industrial feel serving as the perfect backdrop for what is to come. Specialties of the house include a red pepper cavatappi with piquant alligator sauce, crawfish saffron curry with bone marrow, spicy mapo noodles with blue crab and pork sausage, and crispy fried oysters with soy aioli and Manchego cheese. Cocktails are equally as creative with potent libations such as the Bangkok Mule- a traditional Moscow Mule with lemongrass, and the Mekong Collins with basil, mint, grapefruit, and rose lemonade.

Brennan’s 417 Royal Street

Willa Jean 611 O’Keefe Ave

Public Service at NOPSI Since 1905, Fridays at the historic Galatoire’s has been a New Orleans tradition. Every Friday afternoon the first floor of this iconic French Quarter institution turns into New Orleans power scene gathering a who’s who of Old Money socialites and businessmen, politicians, and elite. Being an egalitarian city, they don’t take reservations so VIPs hire “line sitters” to snag a place in line before it opens at 11:30 am when the revelry begins that is fueled by Bloody Marys, champers, dirty martinis and Sazeracs. Enjoy the scene as well as the traditional New Orleans cuisine such as seafood gumbo, Oysters Rockefeller, shrimp remoulade, shrimp etoufee,

For a casual meal or take away, stop by the CBD’s latest contemporary and modern eatery, Willa Jean. Diners come for the fresh baked goods, extensive coffee and fresh pressed juice selections

Maypop 611 O’Keefe Ave

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WILDWOODS NEW JERSEY A Perfect Place for the Family By Tash Bazika


his summer endure some heart racing, hair-raising fun at Wildwoods, New Jersey, where your playground consists of 5 miles of white-sand beaches and 38 blocks of boardwalk excitement for the entire family. It has been hailed as one of the liveliest stretches of fun and excitement on the East Coast. Guests can choose from over 8,000 hotel, motel and bed and breakfast rooms from family-owned and operated establishments that deliver a warm brand of hospitality and personal service. If you’re just having too much fun and decide to extend your stay, Wildwoods features a variety of weekly

vacation rentals including condos, apartments, townhomes, duplexes and cottages throughout the island. Overlooking the pristine beaches is the Wildwoods Boardwalk, which offers guests a sensory overload of sights, smells and sounds, day or night. Visitors can choose any of over 100-rides and attractions including world-class roller coasters at Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks, 75-foot high cliff dives at Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club and the thrill of the Speed Dominator at the Splash Zone Waterpark. There are also classic carnival-style games, flashing arcades and

an abundance of retail shops and eateries for in between the fun. Elsewhere on the island, guests can partake in water activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, wave running, surfing, speedboat rentals and adventurous deep-sea fishing charters. On land, try a myriad of activities like biking, hiking, golf at one of 6 golf clubs, including Cape May National Golf Club, go-karting and the Cape May County Park Zoo for a fun family friendly day. The kids will love browsing through 200 different species of animals, birds, amphibians and reptiles in its entire collection of 550 animals. For the adults, there are 6 wineries in the area, and all offer great tastings and even better wine. There is also the 7-mile brewery, a small brewery that produces great beer and 3 distilleries. With so much to see and do, there is never a dull moment on this thriving island. Wildwoods is known for its attractions, but its shopping is a true paradise. Whatever you’re looking for, whether it is beachwear, sportswear, accessories, memorabilia, collectibles, antiques and home décor, you will be able to find a bargain at Wildwoods. After a day of shopping, swimming, chasing after the kids, settles down at one of many dining options from casual to fine dining, even buffet style. There is something for every palette including seafood plucked fresh from the ocean, pizzerias, bars and bistros, classic American burgers and gourmet markets. Wildwoods is a place where everything you want and can dream of is all on one island. There are not only attractions for the kids, but for mum, dad, the grandparents and even the furry family member. Every day there is a new event from international kite flying festivals to conventions and music festivals. There are boundless capabilities at Wildwoods, which is why it is so beloved by people from all over the world.

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THE FLANDERS HOTEL Jewel of the Southern Jersey Shore By Peter Voudouris


njoy the grandeur of the 1930’s and 40’s at Ocean City’s most historic and prestigious all suites boardwalk location, “The Flanders Hotel, Banquet & Conference Center”. This 95-year old historical hotel has been part of the shore’s landscape since it opened in 1923,. It’s resilience is remarkable, after surviving the fire of 1927, the stock market crash of 1929, , World War II, and several floods and hurricanes; The Flanders now operates as Ocean City’s Most Historic And Prestigious All Sites Boardwalk Hotel. The Flanders Hotel has taken on a new life as a Luxury All-Suites Hotel, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, exclusive onsite dining at Emily’s Restaurant, shopping at the Shoppes at The Flanders Hotel. Enjoy the charming ambience of the newly renovated lobby, with metal pan ceilings, elegant chandlers, and a collection

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of museum quality pieces that will keep guests fascinated for hours. The hotel combines the elegance and hospitality of yesteryear with today’s finest luxuries. The newly appointed suites all boast of ocean or bay views, while the luxurious penthouse and promenade suites provide discriminating guests the islands finest accommodations. First class amenities and beachfront locale make this your perfect vacation destination, whether a romantic rendezvous or family escapes, we’ll make lasting memories for young and young at heart. Days can be spent dining in our onsite, exclusive Emily’s Restaurant, swimming in the seasonal outdoor heated pool, exercising in the state-of-the-art fitness center, pampering one’s self at the Spa and Salon, shopping at the hotel’s 3 unique specialty stores [featuring clothing, gifts, jewelry, unique antiques] or exploring all Ocean City, New Jersey has to offer.

Our Banquet and Conference Center, located on the boardwalk in Ocean City is one of New Jersey’s most historic and elegant “seaside celebration destinations”. The ornate sophistication of our ballrooms is reminiscent of the grandeur of the early 1900’s with all of the modern amenities of the present. Plan your vacation or next getaway now at this year-round “Nationally Registered Historic Hotel” located in the town known as America’s Greatest Family Resort, and experience the “best-keptsecret at the South Jersey Shore.” And for all of those seeking a beachfront extravaganza, mark your calendars for 2022 … our 100 year anniversary … stay tuned for details!! | 93


PANAMA Cancun’s JACK RESORT Best By Elena Murzello


ometimes you need a Vitamin D recharge. Thinking about carefree days of sun, beach and warm sea breeze? Welcome to Panama Jack Resorts, an all-inclusive Caribbean beachfront oasis in Cancun, Mexico.

and head straight to the white sand beach, crystal blue waters and enjoy some vitamin-sea. Don’t worry about annoying vendors, the entrance to beach is through the Panama Jack lobby making it a sanctuary from the crowds.

The resort has 458 rooms and suites ranging from the cozy, comfortable to the lavish presidential suite. Take your group trip to the next level and reserve the Junior Suite Beachfront WalkOut outfitted with private beach cabanas and a terrace which leads to the beach. The Junior Suite Infinity Swim-Up links 6 suites together by one large infinity pool. What a way to celebrate an upcoming nuptial or a graduation! Once you check-in, change into your bathing suit

Ease into vacation mode by having a couple of cocktails poolside (there are two pools to choose from!) while soaking up some sun. The biggest decision of the trip: Beach or Pool?

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For those who need to keep active - enjoy some scuba demonstrations or stay fit with an aqua aerobics class. You can even join a team and play soccer or tequila beach volleyball until the sun sets.

After you build up an appetite, try one of the 13 dining options on site or call it an early night and enjoy some room-service. Indulge with the fresh ceviche and tacos at Deck 74. The freshly baked warm cinnamon buns at Panama Jack Coffee Co. and cold brew coffee are a morning must. Whether you are looking to hit the reset button or celebrate a life event with friends and family, enjoy some sun, sea and smiles at the Panama Jack Resort Cancun.

Chill or thrill? Lazy or crazy? Mild or wild?

In the Wildwoods, you can do as much, or as little, as you like. There’s 5 miles of FREE white-sand beaches to relax on and 38 blocks of boardwalk fun with rides, waterparks, shopping and arcades, plus great dining and nightlife. Everything you could ever want in a family vacation is right here. Your Wildwoods vacation, as wild as you want it to be. Enter to win a FREE Wildwoods family vacation at l 800.992.9732


THE BRINCKERHOFF INN A Classic Bed and Breakfast By W.A.Muller


he Brinckerhoff House was built in 1718 by and the home of Col. Dirck Brinckerhoff. The Brinckerhoff home still stands proudly in the same site as it did in the Revolution, a historical rarity. Up until 2015 this house had remained in the Brinckerhoff family for 297 years. In 2015 it was purchased and renovated to become The Brinckerhoff Inn Bed and Breakfast. Each room is uniquely designed and decorated for the utmost comfort and bring you back in time with its décor. Very few mansions in the Hudson Valley offer the opportunity to sleep in the same Home as George Washington, and many others. The Brinckerhoff House is rich in history. Major General Marquis de Lafayette, “one of America’s most distinguished soldiers”, was nursed back to health in the Brinckerhoff home in November and December of 1778. It is said that George Washington had ridden many miles to check frequently and comfort the ailing Frenchman at the Brinckerhoff House.

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George Washington is known to have slept at the Brinckerhoff house on multiple occasions. The home became known as a “famous stopping place for travelers on the road between New York City and Kingston”. Thousands of troops traveling between New York and New England passed the home. Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Baron von Steuben watched from the house as thousands of British and German prisoners were marched from Boston to Virginia in November of 1778. Many dignitaries have stayed at the Brinckerhoff house, in addition to Washington and Lafayette, including General Alexander McDougall, Governor George Clinton, General Henry Knox, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Benedict Arnold, Alexander Hamilton, General Putnam, General Greene, General Gates, John Adams and John Jay. George Washington was actually at the Brinckerhoff house having breakfast on the morning he found out of Benedict Arnold’s betrayal.

Come and stay where so many distinguished guests have stayed. The Brinckerhoff Inn Bed and Breakfast is adorned with many historical treasures. There are nine bedrooms, seven with ensuite bathrooms. We also offer a room with twin beds for the traveler with children. The house has shared spaces as well. There is a parlor, living room and beautiful screened in, back porch, or you could enjoy relaxing in a rocking chair on the front porch. Your breakfast will be a gourmet experience, offering different varieties and styles of food. We will accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies.



LIGHTKEEPERS Situated in Key Biscayne is Lightkeepers, an oceanfront restaurant and bar that brings the island’s history to life. The Lightkeeper pays homage to the stalwart “Guardian of the light,” who watched over ships along the Florida Coast. Diners will indulge in modern coastal fare that reflects the story of the light keeper and the Florida Coast. Executive Chef Raul Pozo born and raised in Miami, FL, discovered his passion for cooking while exploring the beautiful fishing waters off the Florida coast. His previous restaurants have been

awarded numerous accolades including AAA 4 Diamond Award and The Golden Spoon Award. His progressive take on food, pushes the envelope daily, surprising and enticing diners every day. The menu consists largely of fresh seafood sourced from the southern waters of Florida and the fertile soils of Florida Keys. The raw bar is the hero in this establishment with items such as fresh east and west coast oysters, Key West shrimp, Alaskan king crab and yellowfin tuna on offer. From the land, enjoy a selection of grilled and

roasted meats like an Australian rack of lamb, Palmetto Creek pork or Lake Meadows chicken. The beef is sourced locally from Fort McCoy ranch and offers options like Churrasco, 8oz filet mignon and a 14 oz New York strip. To compliment the extensive menu, beverages from the cask, local draft and spirits are carefully curated to provide diners the best pairings with every dish.

STILTSVILLE FISH BAR Encapsulating a relaxed and casual eatery, Stiltsville Fish Bar is located in the heart of the Sunset Harbor neighborhood. The restaurant continues to draw in locals by boasting its fresh quality seafood. Key West inspired drinks and a glistening view of the harbor. Executive Chef Jeff McInnis grew up on fishing boats, which makes him all too familiar with a fresh catch. At Stiltsville Fish Bar, McInnis brings to the table the knowledge and experience of

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providing guests the best of South Florida’s fresh catch. In a sea-themed environment, diners will revel in small delicious snacks like smoked fish dip, local blue crab cakes and crispy coconut shrimp. The larger plates include items like the surf n’ turf burger with butter poached lobster, grilled beef, black garlic and horseradish remoulade. A lunch plate may include a surf and turf basket or bay leaf and citrus crusted fried chicken. The wine menu includes 3 sections. Grapes influenced by higher land, where winter is cold and

summer is a lightbulb of vineyards shows a selection of champagnes, clean-cut white wines, rosé’s and reds. Grapes influenced by the sea, where the air is salt-lick and the soil is rich with seashells boasts textured whites, dark rosé’s and low-tide reds. The small section is grapes influenced by the captain’s cellar, where only the vintages are poured and includes the finer pour like chateaus for special occasions.


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• Gorgeous 3 BR, 3.5 BA + Den, Updated Villa • Rare 3 Car Garage, Wide Scenic Lake Views • Open Great Room Floor Plan, Gourmet Kitchen • Inviting Lanai, Pool/Spa, Expansive Lounge Area $1,050,000 MLS 218031434 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543


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r. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a board certified family practitioner with specialties in anti-aging medicine and nutritional guidance, is a man of many interests. For over 25 years he has hosted two weekly callin shows on WABC radio, offering health and medical advice on Saturday 8pm - 9pm and Sunday 6pm - 7pm. In his off hours, Dr. Calapai, who is single, is something of a swashbuckler: piloting planes, practicing full-contact karate with other black belts, boating (he’s a member of the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club), or taking racecar-driving lessons. At home, when he’s not playing with his 150lb. German shepherd, Maximus, he enjoys entertaining; his specialty is leg of lamb, based on a family recipe his mother taught him. Dr. Calapai also makes homemade wine; he actually sent some to the former Pope, Benedict XVI, who wrote a note of thanks for “the delicious wine”. In 1995, the New York Post named Dr. Calapai one of the ten most eligible bachelors suitable to escort a separated Princess Diana on her trip to New York.

Celebrity Clients He has offices in Manhattan and Long Island, and has consulted with Chris Noth, Mike Tyson,

Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal and Donal Logue of Fox’s hit series Gotham. Dr. Calapai was also a medical consultant for the New York Rangers hockey team.

A Leader in Stem Cell Therapy But most importantly, Dr. Calapai has become a leader in the use of stem cell therapy in the United States, participating in clinical trials to treat a host of disorders. In 2015, the New York Daily News referred to him as “The Stem Cell Guru.” Stem cell therapy has proven beneficial in treating a range of chronic conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, joint pain, stroke, heart and kidney failure, COPD, MS and lupus. Dr. Calapai is ushering in a new era of stem cell therapy in the United States.

Stem Cell Therapy Explained Stem cell therapy is a technique in which certain cells taken from your body fat are extracted and injected into tissues or the bloodstream, and these cells create healing for growth and repair of your body. The cells used in the therapy don’t have any “identity” or “blueprint.”

“When your eye, say, makes new cells, they can only be eye cells. Your hair or heart cells can only divide into the realm of the same cell,” Dr. Calapai explains. “There is a special type of cell that exists in your fat and your bone marrow that can be used to go anywhere and take on the identity of anything else.”

Stem Cells Aid in Anti-aging Medicine Dr. Calapai is board certified in anti-aging medicine, which constitutes a large part of his practice. His approach is a comprehensive medical and nutritional plan involving vitamins, minerals, diet, and exercise. Anti-aging medicine involves taking steps to get the body functioning at the level that it did years before by raising vitamin and mineral levels, which decreases the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other conditions. “If we can get your hormone levels where they were ten to fifteen years ago, like thyroid DHEA and testosterone, your body will feel and function as it did,” Dr. Calapai reports. “We’re not going to make you live to age 150, but we can get you to function at far greater levels. We’ve reversed type-2 diabetes in people,” he added. | 103


DESPERATE TIMES: SHORT STORIES Interview with Adam Kluger By w.a. Muller


hy is Charles Bukowski a major literary influence on your new collection of critically acclaimed short stories? There are a lot of reasons. The humor, the honesty, the accessibility. When you find a writer that speaks to you-- like music - you just really appreci-

ate it. Bukowski deserves all the love he gets. His writing delivers. Post Office, Women, Love is a Dog From Hell, Ham on Rye, Hollywood and pretty much every book he ever wrote-- I’ve read them all and will keep re-reading them. The prose, the poetry - so good. Hemingway? Same thing. Hemingway knew how to write beautiful prose and he delivered. I love his Iceberg theory and his other theories on writing. Old Man & The Sea is a classic but so too are most of his short stories like

The Killers and The Three Day Blow. I also really enjoy his Green Hills of Africa. An important writer. Salinger? Catcher in The Rye. Masterpiece. Franny & Zooey also praise-worthy. And his Nine Stories. Salinger was a good short story writer. A Perfect Day for Bananafish was powerful and memorable. F. Scott Fitzgerald? Love Fitzgerald. So good. So talented. Gatsby was brilliant but his short stories are also worthy of notice from Bernice Bobs Her Hair to A Diamond as Big as the Ritz to the hilarious Pat Hobby Stories. To become the voice of a generation means you’re pretty good. What is Guy Lit? A label. People come up with labels. Who knows why? The truth of the matter is that Desperate Times is simply a collection of flash fiction and short stories about male protagonists who find themselves facing various conflicts. These stories do owe quite a bit to the rich American short story traditions that these previously mentioned literary giants (Bukowski, Hemingway) have already set forth. It’s hard not to be inspired by their books and advice on writing. One contemporary writer I love just for his understanding of dialogue is David Mamet. Glengarry Glen Ross--wow! Doesn’t matter if you are writing for the stage or a short story. Great dialogue is great dialogue. What do you hope readers will take away from Desperate Times: Short Stories? I hope the reader is entertained. I hope they find value or resonance in some of the stories and characters. I tried to order the 45 stories so that the collection would feel a little bit like an emotional roller coaster.

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unset at the Palms, an all-inclusive, “treehouse-style” adults-only resort in Negril, Jamaica, is hosting its second Sunset at the Palms, an all-inclusive, “treehouse-style” adults-only resort in Negril, Jamaica, is hosting its second nnual “Jamaica-Rama!” celebration from May through October. Visiting during this season means fewer people on the annual “Jamaica-Rama!” celebration from May through October. Visiting during this season means fewer people on the eaches, more time to get a taste of Jamaican culture, and some pretty incredible rates. beaches, more time to get a taste of Jamaican culture, and some pretty incredible rates. he resort’s open-air dining room, Palm Grove, hosts a lineup of themed events that change each evening, and guests The resort’s open-air dining room, Palm Grove, hosts a lineup of themed events that change each evening, and guests an look forward to a bi-weekly rotating menu that includes Jamaica Nights on Mondays and Fridays – at which guests can look forward to a bi-weekly rotating menu that includes Jamaica Nights on Mondays and Fridays – at which guests an sample such delicacies as jerk chicken to ackee and salt fish – a Seafood Fiesta on Saturdays, and a Beach Nestled among endless white-sand beaches and lush foliage, Sunset at the Palms invites guests to experience the can sample such delicacies as jerk chicken to ackee and salt fish – a Seafood Fiesta on Saturdays, and a Beach Nestled among endless white-sand beaches and lush foliage, Sunset at the Palms invites guests to experience the Barbeque on Wednesdays. sensuous warmth of their resort any season of the year. A stay here features air-conditioned accommodations in 85 Barbeque on Wednesdays. sensuous warmth of their resort any season of the year. A stay here features air-conditioned accommodations in 85 Other special activities include a mixology class hosted by the resort’s talented bartenders, who teach visitors how to treehouse-style guest rooms with private balconies; private beach access and a variety of non-motorized sports; Other special activities include a mixology class hosted by the resort’s talented bartenders, who teach visitors how to treehouse-style guest rooms with private balconies; private beach access and a variety of non-motorized sports; roperly mix Jamaican rum and native fruits in ways that are guaranteed to impress family and friends back home. tennis courts, a fitness center and swimming pool; all meals and beverages; and Club MoBay VIP arrival service at properly mix Jamaican rum and native fruits in ways that are guaranteed to impress family and friends back home. tennis courts, a fitness center and swimming pool; all meals and beverages; and Club MoBay VIP arrival service at here’s also a Sunset Celebration on the property’s pristine beach, where guests and staff gather to watch the sun dip Sangster Airport in Montego Bay, for fast tracking through immigration and customs. There’s also a Sunset Celebration on the property’s pristine beach, where guests and staff gather to watch the sun dip Sangster Airport in Montego Bay, for fast tracking through immigration and customs. nto the bay and see how this resort got its name. Once a week, guests can find out why even Hollywood loves Jamaica During Jamaica-Rama!, resort rates start at $168 per person per night, with a three-night minimum stay required. into the bay and see how this resort got its name. Once a week, guests can find out why even Hollywood loves Jamaica During Jamaica-Rama!, resort rates start at $168 per person per night, with a three-night minimum stay required. y watching nostalgic movies filmed on the island, including “Dr. No” and “Cool Runnings.” For more information, please visit by watching nostalgic movies filmed on the island, including “Dr. No” and “Cool Runnings.” For more information, please visit


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Entertiaing the Elite With a career spanning nearly 30 years, society band leader Alex Donner and his orchestra have performed for President George W. Bush, the Queen of Sweden, Donald Trump, Tom Cruise, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Rudolph Giuliani and Katie Holmes. He has also headlined at the Café Carlyle, The Algonquin’s Oak Room and Club El Morocco, where the Vanderbilts and Hearsts mingled with iconic celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Ethel Merman.

Prince Harry & Megahan Markles Wedding This year, Donner and his band have played alongside Grammy award winner Richard Marx at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach for the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards Luncheon, which was hosted by Beth Stern, Daisy Fuentes and Lois Pope. Donner and his band are also slated to perform at the Cocktail Dinatoire to benefit Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School where Ruby Rinker will be honored; the 61st Annual New York Emmy Awards

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Show at the Marriott Marquis Hotel; the NYC Mission Society’s Champion for Children gala and started his summer at the Anglosphere Society by creating a musical salute to the Queen in honor of Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry.

Studio 54 While Donner was working at a law firm, the infamous NYC hotspot Studio 54 signed on as a client. “Whenever there was live music to be played there, I got the call because the owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, knew I loved to perform.” This exposure led him to sing at even more debutante balls, benefit galas and bar mitzvahs, which garnered him opportunities to play parties for celebrities including Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Halston, a feat most rising artists can only dream of.

he went on to Fordham Law School before becoming a divorce lawyer while never losing his passion for performing, saying, “I was doing divorces during the week and playing weddings on the weekend with the band.” This unusual professional combination generated lifestyle stories in national media including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Summer with Alex

Life of the Party

Now, in 2018, after performing for 29 years, Donner is a hotter commodity than ever. He has six bands and scores of backup singers under his baton and can perform everything from rock and R&B to Jazz and top 40 covers. Donner has also recorded numerous CDs of both big band and swing music; his current albums are entitled “White Tie,” “Black Tie Blues,” and “Alex Donner at the Tiffany Ball.” With the summer season wrapping up, he and his bands are already taking coast to coast bookings for the summer and fall.

High society is familiar territory for Donner. The entertainer grew up on Fifth Avenue in NYC and attended Princeton University. Following college,





inger, songwriter, model, actress and entrepreneur Genesis Jones is staged to invigorate the music scene with her PJ Blanco/ DJ Snake produced the recently released “With or Without You.” Genesis, being a gifted, diverse talent has always had an affinity for crafting and styling music. Her passion for the healing nature of writing and creating music shines through in her voice, lyrics and beautifully stunning presence-ensuring her forthcoming prominence in the world of music, video and branding. Enjoying a successful modeling career, Genesis threw herself into music at a young age- a desire and devotion spurred on by the untimely loss of

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her Father. Her late Great Aunt Mahila Jackson was close friends to producer Quincy Jones who upon hearing Genesis advised her to start writing her own music and embark on a singing career.

Snake for his remixes for Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Sherod among others. In addition, legendary group Earth, Wind and Fire recorded on several Genesis tracks.

Genesis was soon recording to tracks for DJ’s and was featured in multiple songs and re-mixes. Soon after Grammy Winning Producer, Songwriter Cory Rooney (JLO, Destiny’s Child, Michael Jackson, Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey) heard her music and reached out requesting that they collaborate in recording music for her own records. The dream was now turning into a reality for Genesis.

Now, Genesis Jones is ready to bring to the world her own alluring and powerful brand of soulful passionate music. Look for “With or Without You” accompanied by a beautiful video shot in the Dominican Republic and a 2nd Single soon to follow. In addition, there will be a series of multiple re-mixes created by the “Dance DJ” circuit.

Creating music with Rooney her reputation grew quickly and she recorded vocals in support of DJ

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PEAS Go-To Experts for Parents Navigating Private Education in NYC and Beyond By lillian langtry


EAS is the one-stop-shop for parents seeking premier guidance in finding the perfect private education institution for their children. Giving advice and working with parents and kids, PEAS helps devise the most lucrative plan of action, and then executes, while remaining a compass for families on the journey from nursery school through 12th grade and into college. Founded by two former private school admissions officers, Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff are mothers of children who’ve attended the very schools they now work with, and have co-authored The NYC Private School Admissions Handbook. With the addition of five hand-picked education experts to expand their services and offer even more in-

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depth knowledge, PEAS is growing. But, more important than growth to it’s founders is the company’s boutique nature and accessibility. PEAS takes pride in a unique hands-on approach, which sets the service well apart from its competitors. PEAS now includes Harvard Law graduate Adam Nguyen as High School and College Test Prep Consultant, as well as college advisor, and Mark Jerome as Athletic Consultant—a previous coach to several Division 1, 2, and 3 collegiate players. Joelle Soleymani as the Test Prep and Public School Consultant, Antonio Aponte as the Boarding School Admissions Consultant, and Dr. Ami Norris-Brilliant— head of the Center for Pediatric Neuropsychology at Mt. Sinai—leads PEAS’s Neuropsychology Group

for testing. This expansion allows Jennifer, Vimmi, and their team to provide unparalleled personal attention to parents and students. A large part of the company’s business comes from families relocating to Manhattan. And, the world of private education can be daunting to all involved. Vimmi, Jennifer, and their team thrill in getting to know all about a new family’s needs and goals. Ensuring students receive the absolute finest allaround education possible—finding the perfect fit for each child—is the mission behind their vision.

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CLUB KING Joey Morrissey By bennett marcus before the era of cellphones and the internet, so he collected contact details in order to get in touch with people. “I created the whole guerrilla marketing thing, where you hand out a million flyers. The other club owners hated me,” he says. But they all followed suit. In addition to running his own venues, Morrissey was the go-to person to bring crowds and renowned DJs to legendary venues such as Marquee, Studio 54, Palladium, China Club, Roxy, Tunnel, Limelight, Pangea, and many others.

Sound Factory The DJ is the Star In 1998, as DJs were beginning to rise to fame, Morrissey was promoting the opening of Sound Factory in Manhattan, where he focused on the DJ, a tactic that proved wildly successful. He went on to work with DJ Khaled, Jermaine Dupri, Swedish House Mafia, Jazzy Jeff and Funkmaster Flex to name a few. “There were big DJs, but the most you ever paid them was $1,000,” he says. Sound Factory had a fantastic sound system, and the owner wanted to promote the music. It worked, but Morrissey says he didn’t realize at the time how it was changing the industry. A night Morrissey booked with Dutch DJ Tiesto at Limelight in the late 1990s was such a success that afterward, an agent guaranteed Tiesto $1 million per year. “That started it,” says Morrissey. “After that, all the clubs started paying these DJs a tremendous amount of money.”

Victoria Secret Fashion Show Morrissey dreamed up the concept of paying celebrities to show up at his clubs. He had them host a party, and then promote it. His venues housed parties for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, NBA, NFL, MTV, the Tribeca Film Festival, and numerous movie premieres. Jay Z and Mariah Carey hosted parties there, and P. Diddy threw his son a birthday party where Nicki Minaj performed.

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HQ2 Beach & Nightclub Having run some of New York’s most successful nightspots, including M2 Ultra Lounge, Pink Elephant, Crobar and Mansion, Joey Morrissey brings a wealth of experience to his latest venture, HQ2, a beach and nightclub at Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino opening on Friday, June 29th with Diplo.

Nightlife innovator During Morrissey’s 30-years in the business, he pioneered nightlife innovations such as the use of promoters and the implementation of bottle service. Morrissey got his start creating parties while in high school in Brooklyn in the 1970s,

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Once, when Beyoncé cancelled an appearance at his club, Morrissey had his lawyer send a letter threatening to sue, and the story went viral. Beyonce sent her manager to the club to apologize. She sent Morrissey tickets to her concert. “And she came by a few times with Jay Z,” he says. “She’s a great person,” he says.

Mark Wahlberg has a stake You can expect to see more famous faces at his newest venue, HQ2, opening in in Atlantic City at the new Ocean Resort Casino. Mark Wahlberg has taken an ownership stake in the property, that opens the previous day on June 28th, where he has opened a branch of his Wahburgers restaurant. He told Morrissey he’d be back for the opening.

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DR. GINA SAM Celebrity Gastroenterologist By bennett marcus

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Public health foundation

Dr. Gina Sam is one of New York City’s leading gastroenterologists. Dr. Sam has appeared with CBS News’ Dr. Max Gomez and has also been featured in InStyle, Refinery29, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan and more.

In addition to receiving her medical degree from Tufts University, Dr. Sam also earned a master’s in public health with a concentration in community health, and does a lot of outreach work with medical students in the Caribbean.

She is an expert in a specialized niche called “gastrointestinal motility,” which involves dysfunctions of the intestinal muscles. With more than ten years’ experience, Dr. Sam was the Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center at Mount Sinai Hospital. On June 8th she will re-open her own practice in called The Institute of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders and Integrative Health at a new location (800 2nd Avenue). She will celebrate the opening with a masquerade party celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month. Dr. Sam says, “In this niche in motility, much of the brain and gut is related,” she says. “Your GI tract is actually all lined with neurotransmitters like serotonin receptors. So if you just had a death in the family, your stomach is going to feel it. So I tell my patient, I’m not treating your GI tract, I’m treating you as a person. It’s an institute of wellness.”

Caribbean Heritage Dr. Sam is an immigrant, born in Trinidad, raised in the U.S., the first in her family to graduate college, the first doctor. She wears Louboutins and Chanel, but never forgets who she is or where she came from. “I tell my patients, If you were my mom and dad I would do this. And they’re part of my extende family, that’s how I feel about my patients, regardless of economic status.”

Gastroenterology Explained In laymen’s terms, Dr. Sam offers the analogy of an auto mechanic. “They look at the car and say okay, there’s no scratches on the Ferrari, no bumps on the bumper. What I do is more like the mechanic gastroenterologist in that I open up the car and I test the engine, the function of the GI tract.” “Very few people have the skills as well as the ability to do this niche because it involves specialized technology,” she explains. “And these include diseases that are unusual and rare.” She also treats more common conditions reflux and IBS, and screens patients for colon cancer.

Treats her patients like family This has been her philosophy throughout her career, and the reason she decided to start her own practice. She takes the time to listen to her patients, many of whom have seen multiple gastroenterologists before coming to her. This practice will also merge Dr. Sam’s medical expertise with hand-picked partners offering wellness and personal services for an integrated whole-body service. Think, acupuncturists, massage therapists and personal trainers

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She is in the process of starting the R and R Foundation for Global Health named after two friends who are no longer with us . This will be a gastroenterology mental health clinic for women, promoting health awareness and performing procedures like screening colonoscopies.


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Tribeca Film Festival The Tribeca Film Festival’s the top audience awards went to Matthew Broderick’s comedy To dust and the Roller-rink documentary United Skates….. Also receiving kudos were Rachel Weisz,who’s preganant with James Bond aka Daniel Craig’s baby and Rachel McAdams’ film Disobedience, about a taboo romance in London’s Orthodox Jewish community….. The Party’s Just Beginning which marks the directorial debut of Avengers: Infinity War’s Karen Gillan who also stars in the film and Chloe Grace Moretz who plays a teen forced into gay conversion therapy in The Miseducation of Cameron Post….. Sienna Miller lead a panel of female filmmakers with Ashley Judd.

Deadpool 2 Ryan Reynolds stars as the edgy and witty Deadpool. The hunky actor said, “I’m not one of those actors who romanticizes his trials working out and brags that he can bench press a panda now.” his co-star Josh Brolin who has made a string of art films said, “Suddenly, I’m in movies that people are excited about, and that is a nice change.”

Avengers & Black Panther Avengers: Infinity War is a tip top Marvel action movie. Thor AKA Chris Hemsworth deadpanned “I feel like I’m ready for any dangerous situation provided I have a hammer on me.” Scarlett Jo-

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz @ Tribeca Film Festival

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Sienna Miller @ Tribeca Film Festival

hansson confessed ; “I definitely believe in plastic surgery.” I don’t want to be an old hag. ……Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan admitted, “Playing a bad guy is fun, I’m not going to lie. I’d definitely do it again in a heartbeat, because it’s so out of my nature.”

Isabelle Bscher & Naomi Campbell Naomi Campbell’s annual Fashion for Relief catwalk show in Cannes attracted dozens of models to the runway including, Bella Hadid, Carla Bruni, Winnie Harlow and Naomi who received a standing ovation. The evening raised funds and awareness for two organizations close to Naomi’s heart, Save The Children and Time’s Up. Although Campbell strutted her stuff on the cat walk to wild cheers she told Michelle Rodriguez, Adrien Brody, Paris Hilton and Isabelle Bscher of Galerie Gmurzynska that she thinks her runways days are numbered,” It’s been 32 years. I don’t know if I can walk much longer. “she said. Adding “It’s an honor to walk but I’d love for it to be carried on by the younger generation and for me to sit in the audience and watch.” Her pals told her its far too early to consider retiring form the runway.

Ariana Grande & Dr. Ehsan Ali Ariana Grande fans got nervous when they spotted Beverly Hills Concierge Dr. Ehsan Ali rushing across the street to greet the pop star at a parking lot as she handed over her keys to a valet. Luck-

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds @ Deadpool 2

Josh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd @ Deadpool 2

ily, the fans’ fears were for naught. The singer was just getting the VIP treatment from Dr. Ali, whose other patients include Justin Bieber, Rita Ora and Liam Hemsworth. The Dr. was just there to pick the singer up and usher her through the throng of paparazzi that follows her everywhere she goes.

Teen Social Media & Mental Health Millennial TV stars from top shows supported Hope for Depression Research Foundations symposium hosted by founder Audrey Gruss at the Paley Center. The talk addressed hot button topics from sexting to suicide and drew questions from James Franco’s The Deuce star Alyssa Kempinski, Iron Fist’s Robert Manzell, Gotham’s Matt Flynn and Justina Adorno from Eva Longoria’s show, Grand Hotel who were all with their agent Michele Peacock. Others in the audience included Dr. Christopher Calapai and Dr. Kenneth Mark.

The Prince & Dottie Herman Prince Albert of Monaco, Dottie Herman, CEO of Douglas Elliman and the actress Rita Moreno received the Ellis Island Medals of Honor. The awards are presented annually to individuals for their inspired service to our nation. The medal, recognized by both Houses of Congress as one of the nation’s most prestigious awards, Since its founding in 1986 the list has honored seven US Presidents , Sandra Day O’Connor, VP Joe Biden

Paris Hilton and Isabelle Bscher @ Saena Penthouse

Arianna Grande is a client of Dr. Ali

ABOUT Coretta Scott King, and Muhammad Ali. Three hundred service members participated in the ceremony that included a color guard representing all five branches of the military on Ellis Island.

Prince Harry & Alex Donner Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Alex Donner Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials were toasted by The Anglosphere Society at the Colony Club. Society band leader Alex Donner performed songs by British bands including The Kinks whose famous track, Victoria, is about Queen Elizabethes great-great-grandmother, who she just surpassed as longest reigning monarch with 66 years on the throne.

ArtFields Bill Murray and interior designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper are among the VIPs that have attended the cultural phenomenon known as ArtFields in Lake City, South Carolina. This art competition and exhibition was founded by Darla Moore the first woman to ever grace the cover of Fortune magazine. Moore announced the four top winners who shared more than $120,000 in cash prizes at their sixth annual event. Michaela Pilar Brown was awarded 50k, Kristi Ryba, 25k and Colin Quashie and Victoria Hagner, split the remainder. Moore, who lives between New York City and South Carolina is also on the board of directors of The Shed, a $500 million-dollar multi-

ArtFields’ Darla Moore

Justina Adorno @ Hope For Depression Research Foundation

arts center opening on West 30th street in 2019.

reported in New York and across the nation each year. The exhibition will move to NYC this year.

Puff Daddy & Robert Cenedella Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs showed off his magnum Champagne bottle hand-painted with his portrait by controversial artist Robert Cenedella to pals. The artist also painted a bottle for The Notorious B.I.G. back in the 90’s. Cenedella’s work continues to inspire his students at The Art Students League of NY, where he has helped curate the works of 75 students that were shown at the school’s gallery on West 57th St. The show included a controversial piece by Antoine Dozios that caused tongues to wag because the painting portrayed President Trump throwing paper towels into a crowd in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

Pink Bow Project Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman and Dylan Farrow, the daughter Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, are among the victims of childhood abuse that artist Karen Hawkins reached out to for The Pink Bow Project. The multi-media installation opened during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Austin, Texas, and featured hundreds of voices of victims giving their first names and the age they were attacked. The first voice was Hawkins’ saying, “My name is Karen. I was ten years old.” The work included panels, covered in 52,000 pink hair bows representing the number of cases

Dottie Herman

Political artist Robert Cenedella

Arthur Aidala & Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Attorney Arthur Aidala recalled that his friend the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he kept grounded by reminding himself “Today a peacock, tomorrow a feather duster.” Scalia drew laughs when he used this line while being honored by the Columbian Lawyers Association in 1993. This year The Hon. Thomas Adams was given the Scalia Award for excellence in law at the Plaza. Aidala, whose wife, lawyer, Marianne Bertuna chaired the event, reminisced about his first meeting with Scalia in 1991 when he was a law student in Italy. The two bonded over an Italian meal Aidala made for the Justice and talked about their shared Sicilian heritage and love of the Yankees. The two remained dining companions until the conservative Justice’s death in 2016. On another night Mayor de Blasio helped Aidila celebrate his 50th birthday at the Dream Hotel. Guests appauading included Alan Dershowitz, Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, Public Advocate Letitia James, and Fox News stars Kimberly Guilfoyle, Shepard Smith and Juan Williams.

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NEW YORK SOCIAL SCENE By Clara Morgan The 2nd Annual Chita Rivera Awards were announced at The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century and the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc., NYC Š

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Celebrate the Season with Ocean House a destination of exceptional character and spirit. Embrace the magic of spring with a luxurious getaway package including a $100 resort credit designed to rejuvenate your senses. Indulge, savor and fall in love with every moment of the season with us. Elegant accommodations, impeccable cuisine and unforgettable experiences await you.

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