Resident Magazine March 2016 Issue

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Editor’s Note



s winter turns to spring this month, March is all about rebirth, renewal, and embracing change. As my premier issue as Editor-in-Chief, I am excited about creating a new look and feel for Resident Magazine, and this month we celebrate spring fashion. I wanted to highlight everything that makes New York City the greatest place in the world. One of my favorite city-wide events after a quiet January is NY Fashion Week, where all of the city comes to life with a flurry of soirees and becomes a stage for next season’s trends on the catwalk. And Resident was there to cover it along with backstage beauty tips. As flowers begin to bloom this month, New Yorkers shed their uniform shades of black and grey for bright vibrant colors that are like an artist’s palette, which inspired this month’s photo shoot that married art and fashion as well as whimsical home décor. Another great thing about New Yorkers is their inherent sense of charity and philanthropy. This month we featured fashion icons who are using their social currency and influence to affect change in the world. We had a chance to speak with Fern Mallis who founded NY Fashion Week, jewelry designer and mogul Kara Ross, whose collection goes to funding women’s initiatives in Africa, and of course the adorable Insta celeb pooches Toast Meets World and Finn who are committed to ending the horrors of the puppy mill trade. To sum up the themes of our March fashion issue was the extraordinary Dylan Lauren, whom to me represents everything about New York. As a fashion icon, heiress, and successful entrepreneur, she turned a childhood fantasy into an empire, creating the world’s largest candy emporium that marries her love of art, fashion, and of course candy. As the temperatures dropped to single digits, all we had on our minds was escaping the cold and venturing to the sunny climates of the Caribbean, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Queensland, and Italy. If there’s one city you can eat your heart out in, it’s NYC with world class chefs and ethnic cuisines just a subway ride away. The world is your oyster, just bring a hearty appetite. I look forward to showcasing the very best of everything New York has to offer!



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Editor’s Note


Resident on the Digital Screen


Behind the Scenes


Melissa Errico Cover Party


Amir Arison Cover Party


Public Eye


Behind the Velvet Rope



Fern Mallis


Kara Ross



Maya Henry

Pale shades of spring


the lust list (beauty)

NYFW 2016 Runway Report


the lust list (fashion)


art meets fashion


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backstage beauty


primp & pamper


The Dunes, South Hampton


glam rock Gym Bag Essentials



The sweet life of Dylan Lauren

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March 2016 Cover Shoot

Fashion Photoshoot

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Resident’s Melissa Errico Cover Party

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Melissa Errico, Patrick McEnroe, and their three daughters.

Michael Travin and Melissa Errico.

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Resident’s Amir Arison Cover Party

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Tina Fey on the set of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Behind the Velvet Rope

By Joe Alexander | With Photographs by Patrick McMullan Amal and George Clooney @ Hail! Caesar

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum @ Hail! Caesar

Kathryn Boyd and Josh Brolin @ Hail! Caesar

Ryan Reynolds, Robyn Lively and Blake Lively @ Deadpool

Chris Pine and Holliday Garringer @ The Finest Hours

Rashad Chambers and Jennifer Holliday @ 42 West

Fashion Week Fetes Kelsey Grammar’s daughter, Mason Grammar, made her modeling debut alongside Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt’s cousin Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin at designer Malan Breton’s show. Breton’s fans include Ariana Grande, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington. The edgy collection was inspired by Studio 54. ‘Consuelo who has launched a pearl and diamond jewelry collection for HSN and been named the brand ambassador for Michaela Rigguci Shoes also performed her single ‘Feel So Alive to open Vivienne Hu’s show. Pals Naomie Harris, Riley Keough, Olivia Munn and Sofia Crokos graced the front row at the Michael Kors Show. Dale Noelle, the CEO of TRUE Model Management hosted a “Winter Warm Up” cocktail with a 100 of her models at Proper West. Guests included Nicole Ferrell, of WE-TV’s Ex-Isle, Chris Carroll, Sharon Quinn, designer Daniel Silverstein, Anny Amado, Janel Koloski, the Winner of the Next Travel Channel Star, Broadway’s Lilli Cooper and Erica Ellis. The ‘90’s hip-hop jams got everyone in the mood to shake off the cold. Attendees donated gently worn coats to New York Cares. coat-drive. In the heady mix were Tashina Zamlowski, Melanie Resha, Andrea Webster, Anthony Higgins, Dina Khoury, Christina Maldari, Christina Krasnyuk, Asta Masedunskaite and Catherine Schuller. Models Prefer cosmetics and TRUHair sponsored the fete.

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Jamie Hughes and Dale Noelle @ TRUE Model Management

Seth Meyers, Karina Smirnoff, and Carmen Electra are all fans of Brandon and Hank Freid’s Sanctuary Hotel, which unveiled its Ski Chalet at Haven Rooftop. The winter themed roof will have a rack of skis that will hold tequila shots named after Andy Cohen who made them famous on his TV show, Watch What Happens Live. Booths named Aspen, St. Moritz and Courchevel are serviced by sexy female waitresses in stretch pants, faux fur boots and fitted turtlenecks.

SIR IVAN’s Birthday Bash Top Ten Billboard recording artist and philanthropist SIR IVAN celebrated his 6oth

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Behind the Velvet Rope

Claire Danes @ Narciso Rodriguez

Sir Ivan and Melissa Kassis @ Nautilus Hotel

Dr. Barry Weintraub and Aviva Drescher @ his NY office

Brandon Freid, Alexi Ashe, Seth Meyers and Hank Freid @ Haven Rooftop

Dr. Christopher Calapai and Anastasia Garvey @ Beautique

Kevin Costner and Andrea Correale @ Phillipe

birthday in Miami at the Nautilus Hotel. Famous for throwing lavish parties at his Castle in the Hamptons, this one did not disappoint. With over 600 guests and the party in full swing, SIR IVAN pulled up in his Peacemobile covered in 60s flower images and the slogan “Make Love Not War.” The party king wore his signature white Peace cape-suit and a crown of gold and rubies. SIR IVAN made his grand entrance, flanked by two gorgeous models on leashes. They were body painted as lionesses and wore black patent leather go-go shorts, spiked collars and stilettos. Guests left with a DVD of his critically acclaimed documentary SIR IVAN: I Am Peaceman. Sirivan. com

Hamptons Heart Ball Jean Shafiroff threw open the doors of her far flung Park Avenue aerie to kick off the 20th Anniversary of The American Heart Association’s Hamptons Heart Ball. Guests included Dr. Jeffrey Moses, Liliana Cavendish, plastic surgeon Dr. Barry Weintraub, Jill Sand, Sharon Bush, food festival and event marketer Herb Karlitz, interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield and stem cell guru and longevity doctor Christopher Calapai. The benefit, cochaired by Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Nicole Noonan, Tracy Stern and Randi Schatz, will honor Shafiroff in Bridgehampton on June 25th.

Sharon Bush and Herb Karlitz @ The Plaza

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Kelly Bensimon, Odd Mom Out creator Jill Kargman and DJ Mad Marge hosted a party for photographer Steve Eichner and German tech-start-up personality Daniela Kirsch to launch their new venture, at No.8. This game-changing web solution identifies the names of VIPs through facial recognition technology. Eichner, a professional event photographer, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone and WWD, spotted the missing link between photographers and the metadata of their photos and decided to create an online data base. NameFace has a vast archive of faces and names that can help photographers and the media match a face to a name on the red carpet. Kirsch said, “NameFace can even tell the difference between Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen!”

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Toast Meets World and Finn Tie the Knot By Hillary Latos


roving that dogs can get a second chance at love, life and happiness, two of Instagram’s most famous dogs, Toast Meets World and Finn celebrated a dream wedding at The High Line Hotel. Influencers on hand to celebrate the joyous occasion were legendary gossip reporter Cindy Adams, who officiated the wedding, designer Simon Doonan, who walked Toast down the aisle, and celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss, who helped plan the evening. Through their Zola registry, Toast and Finn were able to support the National Mill Dog Rescue in its mission to stop illegal puppy mills, a cause Toast and Finn are so passionate about. As weddings are becoming more personalized, the Your Wedding, Your Way trend is a unique way of thinking that is transforming the wedding industry, according to Zola’s Newlywed at Large, Jennifer Spector. Zola is an innovative wedding registry similar to crowdfunding where guests can share or buy into gifts and couples can customize and update their registry page and even exchange gifts before they are shipped. Zola believes that love is love and it should be celebrated in all its forms and they help to design a registry for the modern couple, canines and humans alike. Adorable as they may be, these Insta-lebrity dogs are also committed to building awareness against puppy mills and the harsh realities of purchasing dogs from pet stores. Toast Meets World was a King Charles puppymill rescue who lost all her teeth due to neglect from the original owner. Thanks to her famous parents, comedian Josh Ostrovsky aka “The Fat Jew” and PR maven Katie Sturino, TMW boasts over 348K followers and shows how a rescue can get a second chance at life while encouraging shelter adoptions. Finn is the mascot and inspiration for heiress Amanda Hearst’s Friends of Finn charity that works with the Humane Society to build a campaign that is committed to ending puppy mills. | |

Icons & Influencers

Fern Mallis

BY Nathalie Barclay

Photo Credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders



ashion Week in New York may be a bit colder than normal, but there’s no doubt that this year will host some of the world’s hottest talents and designers. If there’s anyone who knows about the ins and outs of Fashion Week and what makes it all possible, it’s Fern Mallis, who created NY fashion week and President of her company Fern Mallis LLC. “I think it’s a great time to reinvent, and the consumer model of Fashion Week is a very seductive one.” Commenting on how Fashion Week has changed since its creation in 1993, Mallis seemed enthusiastic about the rapprochement of the designs and the audience over the years. “The time is right now to spend all that time and energy and money used for fashion shows on ends that will ultimately lead the audience to take their credit cards out and buy the clothes.”

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She noted humorously that Fashion Week’s end goals are not the only things that have changed. “There were no digital cameras when we started!” she says while laughing. Recounting the arduous and slow-going process of the pre-digital era, she also recalls the anxiety that came with waiting for the newspaper reviews the next morning. “Now everyone in the audience is watching the show from a two-inch screen in their lap.” The old reviewers and critics have been replaced by Instragam photos and Tweets, shared and commented on live during the show. How to prep for New York Fashion Week? Mallis gave us her Fashion Week for Dummies Survival Guide: lots of water, a large thermos of coffee, a phone charger (because let’s face it, it will die), endless amounts of almonds, and some comfortable shoes. “You won’t catch me running around in

heels during fashion week!” And then perhaps most importantly, mints, eliminating the temptation of chewing gum. For Mallis, chewing gum during Fashion Week is her “absolute no-no.” Excited about this year’s rising talents, she mentioned a few such as Brandon Maxwell who would be showing their designs at Pier59 Studios and CFDA darling, Public School. As Pier59’s Executive Advisor and Consultant, Mallis encourages people to come and discover these new stars’ collections. A beautiful location right on the water, it is surrounded by exceptional restaurants, Italian coffeeshops, juice stores (for when you really need a carrot ginger drink), and is the perfect venue for a fashion show in New York.

Icons & Influencers

Kara Ross

By Nathalie Barclay Kara is wearing the Emily skirt and Josephine cape blazer from Project Gravitas

Kara Ross



f you like it then you should have put a ring on it.” We all know the jingle, the sentiment. But what if, instead of asking for a ring, a woman gave it to herself? We often associate diamonds, especially diamond rings, with a gift given by a man to a woman, but why? Can a woman not buy herself diamonds to celebrate her own beauty and intelligence? Kara Ross, famed jewelry designer, is here to change the script with her new project, Diamonds Unleashed. A modern day women’s movement meant to engineer a great rethink about how diamonds are bought, given and perceived, Diamonds Unleashed seeks to use that shift as a platform to address issues that enable women to achieve their potential. Though women now belong to the same working spheres as men, the expression of a ‘woman living in a man’s world’ has not completely disappeared. And yet Kara Ross believes that a woman should be proud to be different, proud to be a woman, for she is like a diamond, “multi-faceted, brilliant, strong and unbreakable.” More than just a collection of jewelry, Diamonds Unleashed strives to give women not only a sense of independence, but also of strength and solidarity.

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To represent these values, Ross goes beyond the diamond itself and expands the message to a simple yet beautiful symbol: an outline of a small diamond, encircled and supported by a larger diamond. The symbol also represents perhaps one of Ross’ main goals: with every piece of jewelry sold, each one emblazoned with the Diamonds Unleashed symbol, the net profits go to non-profit organizations working with girls to provide an education and 21st century skills (namely Girls Who Code and She’s the First). The collection aims to empower not only the wearer but also the women who will receive the education and aid they deserve. To spread the word, Kara Ross is going beyond selling her collections at Neiman Marcus or HSN, and is “going to a whole bunch of different jewelry designers, painters, sculptors, graffiti artists, and saying ‘Hey listen, does this symbol resonate with you?’” She has the support of powerful women in all professions, from sports’ legend Serena Williams to innovative businesswoman Martha Stewart. All are standing forward and sending the message that yes, like the Diamonds Unleashed symbol, we support each other, we are powerful, and we are not afraid to show it, wear it, or share it.

Icons & Influencers

Maya Henry

By Nathalie Barclay

Maya Henry : The IT GIRL




aya Henry, daughter of Azteca and Thomas J. Henry, celebrated her journey to adulthood with a star-studded Quinceañera in San Antonio, Texas. Entertainers included international recording artists Pitbull and Nick Jonas from the Jonas Brothers as well as eclectic dance group Gen 8 and traditional Mariachi band Mariachi Azteca de America. Maya’s father, founder of top personal injury law firm Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, did everything to ensure the night would be a huge success for his daughter’s party; he brought in New York social event planner David Monn and his team of 150 to orchestrate the lavish fiesta.

“ Maya looked stunning in a pale pink bespoke Rolando Santana gown with a fitted bodice and a full skirt. Her makeup was done by celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta who has previously worked with Gigi Hadid and members of the Kardashian family. The photography surrounding the event was performed by renowned photographer Donna Newman, who has a portfolio ranging from Matt Damon to First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Needless to say, everything down to the smallest detail was carefully thought out and reflected the ‘celebration of life’ theme that the Henrys and Monn wanted to create; among these were 30-foot tall cherry blossom trees in full bloom to accentuate the springtime feel. Maya Henry’s name is synonymous with philanthropy and community engagement. Following in her father’s footsteps, she has worked with numerous charities including the San Antonio YES Foundation where she helped distribute school supplies to children in need throughout the San Antonio area. Maya also launched Maya’s Corner in 2010, which is an endeavor to promote and assist causes benefitting children. 44 • Resident • March 2016

TOP TO BOTTOM: -Maya Henry looking pretty in pink. -Nick Jonas and Maya Henry. -Maya Blowing out her candles. -The Henry Family: Thomas Henry, Azteca Henry, Maya Hendry, Thomas J. Henry. -Maya walking towards her grandmother, Theresa Crawford and mother, Azteca Henry.

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From beaded embellishments to lurex laced fabrics, designers brought the Midas Touch to their collections where gold reigned the runways from platinum to deep golden hues. 1. Marchesa 2. Marchesa 3. Dennis Basso 4. DVF 5. Jenny Packham 6. Cushnie et Ochs 7. Dennis Basso 8. Michael Kors 9. Naeem Khan 10. Naeem Khan

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Red has been associated with power, lust, passion, love, and beauty- which is exemplified in these collections.

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Proving that opposites attract, graphic patterns with a stark contrast are continued from last season. 1. Calvin Klein 2. DVF 3. DVF 4. Hanley 5. Hanley 6. Marc Jacobs 7. Naeem Khan 8. Vera Wang 9. Vivienne Tam 10. Vivienne Tam 11. Jenny Packham 12. Vivienne Tam






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Just as gender lines have become blurred on the runway, the boundary between art and fashion has merged into one where clothing has become the designer’s palette with graphic prints and bold design.


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Style & Fashion

The Lust List

The Allure of Color & Sparkle Colored stones and diamond baubles, and embellished luxe accessories add a pop of color to this season’s feminine neutral palette.

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Sian: Dress by Monique Lhuillier, Available at Bloomingdales Earrings by Verde Bracelet by Bvlgari Artwork by Odili Donald

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Christina: Dress by Monique Lhuillier, Available at Bloomingdales Shoes by Aennis Eunis shoes Ring by Engiestyle Necklace by Bvlgari Earrings by House of Harlow Artwork by Jacqueline Humphries

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Sian: Dress by Lela Rose, Available at Bloomingdales Shoes by Christian Louboutin Bracelet (right): EngieStyle, Tanzil Rab ring, Bracelet (left) and necklace by Gillian Steinhardt Artwork by Mickalene Thomas

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Christina: Dress by Alice and Olivia, Available at Bloomingdales Shoes by Versace Hand cuff by Lambertson Truex, Ring by Harry Winston

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Sian: Dress by Tory Burch, Available at Bloomingdales Bracelet by Swarovski, R Ring by EngieStyle Artwork by Amy Sillman

Christina: Blazer and Pants by The Kooples, Available at Bloomingdales Shoes by Aennis Eunis, Ring by Harry Winston, Pearl necklace by Mikimoto

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The 2016 Color of the Year


he soft hues of Rose Quartz and Serenity are blended together to reflect a return to wellness and tranquility. Flattering shades of rose are balanced by shimmering cool blue tones that enhance your natural beauty with a fresh and modern look.

Beauty & Wellness

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2. Clarins Multi-Active Day & Night Cream - This power-packed duo will get your skin smooth, radiant, and spring ready. 3. Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Brightening Day Serum - Transform the appearance of dark spots and uneven tone with this lightweight yet concentrated serum, a perfect addition to your spring skincare routine.

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4. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Bouncy Hydrating Gel - Lightweight yet hydrating, this unique formulation is the ultimate spring detox for that dull winter complexion. 5. Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Night Revitalizing Essence - Rejuvenate and optimize your skin as you sleep with a concentrated essence that restores skin’s vitality and beauty. 6. LAB Series Future Rescue Repair Serum uses advanced technology to quickly absorb into the epidermal layer to repair the look of skin from the effects of chronological aging and environmental damage.

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6. 7. Kate Somerville Mega-C Serum - A dual radiance serum to supercharge your skin into its most luminous glow yet. 8. Patchology’s FlashPatch lip gels use ultra hydrating ingredients in a unique hydrogel patch technology to keep your lips smooth and soft all year round. 9. 100% Natural Award-winning Sphatika Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil has unsaturated fatty acids, Vitamins A, E and C that synergize to give you the ultimate in moisturizing protection. 10. Keep blonde tones bright and luminous while keeping away brassy tones with Color Proof’s violet hued Signature Blonde System.




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BEAUTY & WELLNESS By Hillary Latos

BACKSTAGE BEAUTY Loosely Fanned Ponytail Inspired by Japanese street style, Zen gardens and strong female role models, the Charles Youssef Autumn/Winter 2016 collection featured prominent silhouettes with delicate detailing such as hand painted textiles and modernized sashes. A perfect match to the serene, yet striking feel of the collection, Antoinette Beenders, Aveda Global Creative Director, created a loose ponytail with conspicuous elemental features. “Full, thick hair is lightly cinched into the fluent Zen pony,” Beenders said. “It’s modern and strong, but it has soft, feminine details including shine, texture, and pony placement. It helps to tell the whole story of Charles’ beautiful collection.”

Prep hair with Thickening Tonic and blow dry to a smooth and voluminous base. Then use Dry Remedy™ Daily Moisturizing Oil into the palms of the hands and apply throughout the hair to add texture and shine

OMBRED EYES Evoking mystery and strength, the makeup for the Autumn/Winter 2016 Leanne Marshall show was all about the eyes. Janell Geason, Aveda Global Artistic Director for Makeup, used a variety of warm coppery hues for the deep intensity of color that flourished from lash line to brow, while keeping the rest of the face perfectly clean and dewy. “This is a beautifully strong woman who gains her knowledge through her eyes,” Geason said. “The lids are coated with dusky matte shadows that diffuse into burgundy with a glowing touch of sheen. This look is definitely ombre for the eyes.”

Blend the Petal Essence Eye Color trio in Copper Haze, Desert Clay and Aqua Pearl to contour and enhance the eyes.

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NYFW Backstage Beauty

Behind the Scenes at NY Fashion Week F/W 2016 Partial Wave Inspired by the hedonistic club scene of the 80s and 90s, the Jenny Packham Autumn/Winter 2016 collection showcased gorgeously dramatic gowns and cocktail dresses with fun detailing, ruffles and eye-catching shimmer. To evoke ‘the last days of disco look’, Aveda Guest Artists Kevin Ryan and Frank Rizzieri created an elegant style with a party twist – a richly waved section of hair that falls dramatically over the right eye. “This is the street-vibe version of that classic Hollywood starlet look with elegant waves and a deep side part,” Ryan said. “This look is strong, vibrant and modern.”

The innovative Tyme hair tool can create any curl or straight style that’s created with a twist rather than a flat surface using gold titanium plates that seal in your hair’s natural moisture. | $190

In & Out Faux Bob The Wild West of the 1800’s met the streets of the Bronx, New York City of the 1970’s for the Public School Autumn/Winter 2016 women’s show at the Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery in Chelsea. Allen Ruiz, Aveda Global Creative Director, Hair Styling, created a smooth and full style that easily tucked inside and outside a collared winter coat – perfect for the frigid New York City February temperatures. “The ‘in and out’ faux mini bob was designed to keep hair sleek and cool, while its wearer navigates through the lawless elements of nature— all with a sense of determination and attitude,” Ruiz said

To keep style smooth and static-free all day, prep hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Nourishing Styling Creme and blow dry hair straight.

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Beauty Treatments & Salons


Erase the effects of a harsh NYC winter with these new beauty treatments and salons that will have you toned, rejuvenated, and glamorized from head to toe as we enter into spring.

Mario Badescu Tucked away in an apartment building in the Turtle Bay section of New York City, hides Manhattan’s best kept facial secret! A listers such as Heidi Klum, Martha Stewart, P.Diddy and Jennifer Aniston are just a few of the celebrities who come her for their healthy, radiant skin. Rejuvenate your complexion with the signature, world-renowned European Facial ($65) designed to deep clean and renew your complexion. Upgrade your facial with a Glycolic Acid Treatment ($45) to make the skin look smoother, tighter and younger looking overall. -Jaymie Moran

Oasis Day Spa Pamper yourself with Oasis Day Spa’s new champagne mimosa aromatherapy massage that harnesses the anti oxidant power of reservatrol from real champagne grapes. The treatment starts with soft mitts and booties that caress your hands and feet with warm Shea butter, vitamin E, coconut oil and jojoba that will rehydrate any the drying effects of winter. This heavenly treatment is followed by a luxurious and rejuvenating signature massage that soothes the mind and body. - Hillary Latos

Exhale As Exhale is known for their acclaimed yoga and barre classes, they have just introduced a range of signature treatments that combine the yoga with Eastern healing properties of the Thai massage to improve body alignment and posture. Tension is released in various pressure points as you in engage in yoga moves to assist in stretching that will elongates, rebalances and relaxes the body. - Hillary Latos

Skn Spa Located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen on Tenth Avenue is the tranquil Skn Spa that offers the state of the art Thermal Age Defying Treatment. In just 90 minutes deep and fine wrinkles are dramatically reduced, and skin is brightened and tightened with this advanced non-invasive procedure. Using radio frequency and heat this process speeds up collagen reproduction in the dermal layers resulting in firmer skin with a radiant finish that highlights the contours of your face. - Hillary Latos

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Beauty Treatments & Salons

Lux Skin Spa Celebrity makeup artist Sharon Richards and her team understands the importance of bringing out the beauty in others. Whether you are looking for electrolysis, and “ouchless” non wax hair removal, a glycolic peel, anti aging facial, microdermabrasion, detox body wraps, or firming body wraps, this boutique Upper East side spa offers highly personalized service with an integrative and comprehensive approach to skin care. - Hillary Latos

Naturopathica Chelsea Established in East Hampton, Naturopathica has come to the city with their recently opened outpost in Chelsea. Known more as a healing arts center, they take an approach to 21st century wellness by using holistic remedies to empower personal transformation. Though the fast pace of living in NYC can take a toll on our health, their Nirvana Stress Relief Massage treatment combats the effects of stress and rebalances our mind and body. This deeply revitalizing treatment uses aromatherapy of therapeutic herbs and deep tissue massage to wring stress out of tension-bound muscles and includes a detailed arm and hand massage to relieve computer fatigue. –Hillary Latos

Marie Lou & D Combining the aesthetics of a chic and airy Parisian salon with a downtown cool Soho vibe is Marie Lou & D Salon. Their cutting edge stylists have trained in Europe with expertise in the latest hair and beauty trends offering state of the art head to toe services in a beautiful and luxurious atmosphere. To enhance the customer experience they use the most renowned and professional beauty products from around the world – Japanese hair care from Shu Uemura, hair color from Wella in Germany, French spa products from Caudalie and waxing products from Perrot Rigot. - Melissa Kassis

Fox & Jane Evoking the downtown ‘cool school girl’ vibe, are the ultra hip Fox & Jane salons with locations in Brooklyn, Lower East Side, East Village & Upper West Side. Their down to earth attitude exudes a fun & creative energy without the pretense where customers are treated like family. With a strong expertise in color, the trend savvy stylists cater to their customer’s needs whether it’s highlights, balayage, double process or a fashion forward color change such as pastels or flashlights, and take an artistic approach to implement the latest techniques. - Hillary Latos

As it is just as rewarding to give as it is to get, the Spa Week Black card is one of the easiest ways to gift the indulgent experience of pampering that can be used at over 8,000 spas and salons across the country.

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hat do you imagine when you think about addiction? It may be a person you know, or maybe a person you knew. You might think about alcohol and alcoholism. Maybe you think about drugs and substance abuse. What do you imagine when you think about how to treat addiction? You might think about therapists and psychiatrists. You might think about rehabilitation centers. Sometimes it may seem like addiction is not so complex an issue. When someone struggles with it, we tend to throw around suggestions like “see a shrink” or “go to rehab.” While these aren’t necessarily bad suggestions, they fail to grasp the severity of the problem, reducing addiction treatment to a simple solution. But again, what do we imagine when we think about psychological treatment of addiction? What do we imagine when we think about rehabilitation? The Dunes, a luxury residential drug and addiction center in New York’s East Hampton, wants to change the conversation we have about addiction and rehabilitation. Unlike the so-called ‘everyday’ rehab center based on a system of punishment and isolation, The Dunes uses a system of integration and comfort as a way to treat addiction. Like the centers on the West Coast, especially California, The Dunes offers a luxurious estate and facilities to create an intimate and supportive atmosphere, but with the added benefit of being in New York. Founder Joe McKinsey, in describing his own experiences of recovery, explains his reasons for starting The Dunes: “My experience in recovery was in a hospital and even though you were free to leave, you didn’t. You didn’t have much freedom at all. When they let you go, it was like falling off a cliff.” He goes on to describe how addiction is the disease of isolation, addicts often choosing to be alone over being with family and friends. In 80 • Resident • March 2016

order to fight this isolation, The Dunes not only creates a sense of family and community within the estate, but also encourages its residents to keep ties with outside communities. They are encouraged to experience the everyday. For McKinsey, these connections to the everyday, when combined with treatment, are what keep residents from ‘falling off

a cliff’: the adjustment from life at the estate to life outside its safeties is made easier because of the continuous exposure to the outside world during their stay at the center. With Dr. Howard Shaffer, PhD, Director of the Division on Addiction at the Cambridge Health

By James Clark Alliance and a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate, The Dunes has created a treatment approach catered to the case of the individual resident. While the twelve step program is very much used, the treatment does not stop there, but seeks to study the residents’ personalities and tendencies: it is not enough to ‘cure’ the patient of the addiction they came in with. To fully treat the resident, The Dunes’ team works to understand the reasons behind the addiction, for without this knowledge another addiction may replace the first. An addiction is less of a disease and more of a syndrome, capable of taking many forms and therefore requiring many layers to treat the many disorders. “Minus the drugs and the alcohol, he’s actually a really nice person.” Statements like these are part of what The Dunes tries to address through their treatment: alcohol and drugs do more than just make your life or relationships difficult, but can actually change your personality. While addicted, many are described as mean or uncaring, whereas they hadn’t been before. The Dunes focuses on the importance of taking the drugs out of the equation, all the while striving to make the person you’d once been return. For most, the fight doesn’t end when leaving a rehabilitation center, but continues well afterwards, many times throughout the person’s life. The Dunes is there to give the building blocks for how to live with addiction, how to control it. A small facility with a small number of residents at one time, the residents receive the one-on-one attention they need to understand and manage their addictions. It is this attention and focus on the individual that make the transition easier for the residents: they have received a personalized treatment that will stay with them for life. Going beyond the rehabilitation center, meetings (such as Alcoholics Anonymous) become an important part of the healing and coping process. But these meetings are first introduced to the residents while at The Dunes, the small number of people creating a community where people feel supported, and most importantly, not alone. United in their differences and in their addictions, the residents work together as well as with The Dunes’ teams to create a safe space, a space where all are welcomed and accepted. Through the support of their peers and the expertise of The Dunes, the residents leave the center not only addiction-free, but also with the knowledge that they are part of a network of people devoting their lives to supporting each other. Please call 631.324.4763 for more information. March 2016 • Resident • 81



By Instagram Fitness Model And Lifestyle Blogger @Fittlyss



ur workout routine is what helps us keep fit, looking great and feeling on top of the world but sometimes a particularly intense class can leave you looking a bit haggard. These beauty items are a perfect complement to your spring workout routine







1. For Running - MURAD Hydrating Toner $28.00 | Breaking a sweat is inevitable when you’re running and the sweat can easily clog pores. Use an all-natural face toner to gently clean built-up bacteria and oil. This face toning mist leaves your skin feeling super refreshed. The Hydrating Toner is a lightweight mist that rehydrates and refreshes skin while restoring skin’s natural pH balance and neutralizing surface impurities. Sodium PCA improves hydration, while chamomile and cucumber extracts soothe and minimize skin irritation. 2. For Spinning - M.A.C Wipes $29.00 | or These wipes are perfect for the on-the-go workout junkie. They’re pre-soaked cleansing wipes that will refresh your skin and take off any make-up so you don’t look like a hot-mess raccoon after a heavy-sweat workout like spin. They’re also strong enough to take off loads of mascara or water-resistant foundation. What’s even more impressive is how soft your skin will feel after using them. 3. For Yoga - Phyto Proffesional Phytolaque Soie $10.95 | We all know how hard those baby hairs can be to maintain. Keep your fly-aways tamed with an all-natural hair spray. The Phytolaque Soie hair spray contains a mix of natural resins and silk fibers that nurture and guard hair while styling and setting. The silk fibers are virtually the same as hair’s natural keratin, which aids in smoothing down the cuticle and renewing the sheen and vibrancy of lackluster hair. Bonus - If you want to rock a down-do after yoga this is a non-sticky formula and easy to brush out.

Weight training is definitely intense, so a quality deodorant is a must-have. This deodorant is super gentle on skin and glides on easily. Good news: it’s vegan and made with only natural and organic ingredients including Lavender oil that soothes and nourishes skin, and keeps underarms feeling fresh and smelling clean all day. 5. For Pilates - Philosophy Amazing Grace Perfumed Firming Body Emulsion $23 | Get double the firming power after your pilates toning session with this body lotion. It’s made to tone and tighten your skin and can be applied all over, especially on your core. Apply after your post-workout shower. 6. For Swimming - SwimSpray Chlorine Removal Spray $11.99 | Regular soap can’t always do the trick. This 100% natural spray gently breaks the barrier between your skin and the harsh chemicals in chlorine water. It’s designed for both hair and skin to remove chlorine while keeping moisture in. 7. For Running - Rykä Dynamic 2 $75 | The Rykä Dynamic 2 is the perfect cross trainer. The layered mesh provides breathability, while allowing the Dynamic Fit system to provide desired level of support in the forefoot. 8. Simply Vera Wang Functional Gym Bag to carry it all | This chic and functional gym bag by Simply Vera Vera Wang is perfect for yoga classes or toting essentials as a casual weekender.

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About the Author: Alyssa Bossio, better known as @Fittlyss, is a Manhattan-based fitness guru with over 2.2million Instagram follower and workout guides on

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By Hillary Latos

All profile photos by: Michael Dweck | Store photos by Getty Images


s some people see the world through rose colored glasses, Dylan Lauren sees the world through a rainbow of Technicolor shades. Born into fashion royalty, this billionaire heiress possesses the same kind of entrepreneurial spirit and creativity inherent in the Lauren clan, and though she’s a successful business woman she’s still very much a kid at heart. Here we spoke to Dylan about her celebrating her company’s 15th birthday, obsession with rabbits, and philanthropic endeavors in her colorful corporate headquarters adorned with her original artwork created from candy. DL: I collect rabbits, it’s my favorite animal. My Chicago store is like my rabbit museum with over 3000 of my rabbit tchotchkes which are showcased by our mascot, Chocolate the Bunny. Chocolate and Vanilla Bunny are based on my childhood bunnies that I used to feed Oreo cookies. Other rabbit coincidences were that my twins were born during Easter and I was married during the year of the Rabbit.

HL: What do you think is your biggest key to success? DL: I think part of it is that I’m my biggest customer so I have a sense of what my customer likes. I’m a candy freak and I love colors. We also sell happiness, our mission is to awaken the inner child and creative spirit in everyone and we do that through the bright colors and nostalgia which makes people happy just thinking of their childhood and sweets. It’s also a unique destination in cities where it’s fun to go to a fantasyland and escape from the concrete jungle. To me my candy bar is more like a museum of candy or a retail experiential store. When people come in they spend a good 45 minutes looking at the fixtures and the displays and products. Because I love pop art, we’ve tried to merge fashion and art in there. From Valentine’s Day to Easter and the Oscars and Mother’s Day to camp and summer, we’re constantly changing it up. We’ve opened a lot of stores and pop up shops without promoting a lot and are rolling out more now because real estate is now coming up that I’ve been looking at for years. I’ve always wanted to expand cautiously

and not open everywhere. We started doing shop in shops and licensing so we’re in JFK and Dallas which has been easier to roll out. HL: For international locations, how do you localize your selections? DL: We’re looking at Dubai, London & Japan now but we are looking for partners to help us customize our selections because there are so many food laws and tastes. The one thing is that every country loves candy and sweets and has a passion for it so it’s kind of a universal thing. HL: What is your favorite aspect of the business? DL: I’m really involved in the creative side. I love designing the products and packaging and creating the various lines. There’s lifestyle, food, desert products and the café and parties. It’s always different, I would get really bored if I was doing the same thing every day. Our flagships have many different departments, like nostalgia, fudge, and

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novelty and within that there is a lot of change which is fun. HL: Are you involved in the candy selection? DL: I have the veto power. I am very involved in the private label products but there are staples such as movie trends that may not be my thing but it sells well, so I like it. We have a lot of candy now from England and Japan, and in our Miami store a lot of candy comes from Brazil and Russia. Israel has a lot of cool packaging and some people buy the candy just to look at it. I love Japanese packaging but I don’t really like the product. I want to bring in Tim Tams from Australia. HL: What’s your favorite holiday? DL: Easter and I’m excited about it. We usually do a lot of pastels but this year it’s a lot of saturated vibrant colors and damask prints.

HL: Tell me about your other passions. DL: I just held a Pre Valentines singles mixer at our Union Square store. Matchmaking is my other passion. We were launching our collection of our signature gold chocolate bars which is a really high end line with sea salt or strawberries and champagne, molten lava cake and pairing it with wine. HL: How many couples have you matched? DL: I would say maybe four from the party. In life I’ve introduced 3 marriages. HL: Tell us about Dylan’s Candy BarN. DL: We launched the foundation this year and my other dream is to open a farm or shelter to foster animals to be adopted. What we did before establishing this foundation is host events in our stores with animals from various shelters that were available for adoption with proceeds going to the shelter.

We aimed to get animals into homes and have been very successful in getting adoptions. We’re also selling a line of pet accessories and animal treats, and animal shaped gummies where a percentage of proceeds from those sales goes to animal charities. The dog treats we do sell look like frosted cupcakes or human treats that are cute and not just your boring biscuit. Our BarN instagram showcases available pets or our employees who are fostering rescue animals. Our next big event will be in Chicago with PAWS and in NYC we are doing a pet themed party in our Union Square store with the animals outside for adoption. That’s the great thing about having locations in different cities is partnering with all of these organizations. It’s also about raising awareness that the shelters have quality animals. Jersey, my dog is from Puerto Rico’s Dead Dog Beach and was fostered in the MPSPCA in New Jersey. I named her that not only because I got her from New Jersey but she’s sporty like a sports jersey and elegant like the jersey fabric.

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HL: Is your home colorful? DL: I love color but I don’t want to live in a colorful environment, it would make me crazy. My house has a lot of white with blue accents as turquoise is my favorite color. This office has a lot of color but it’s so colorful all day I need a break from it. I have things from my dad’s home collection but I have my own spin on it and my husband has his things too.

show movies in our Third Avenue store and we do partnerships with movies. We did something with Mean Girls and we’re doing a partnership with Wonder Woman and had a celebration for the anniversary of Wizard of Oz. HL: What fashion shows are you going to? DL: My cousin Greg is a designer so I’m going to that one, maybe Alice & Olivia, and of course my dad’s show.

HL: What color is your car? HL: What are your favorite places in NYC? DL: Yellow Defender, named Sunny and Jersey loves it. HL: Though you eat candy all day, what is your fitness regime? DL: I work out with a trainer at Punch, Flywheel or Push Lab Fitness. I also love the stairmill and I run. In the summer I do Jimmy Minardi’s Beach Boot Camp on the beach. I love to work out, hike and bike but it’s hard in the city. I put in an hour or two every day. HL: What was your dad’s inspiration for you? DL: The fact that he was an entrepreneur and built an empire from one item- a tie to a lifestyle brand was very inspiring. Also he is an artist with a real meticulous eye for detail and watching him design and follow his gut and seeing him interact with his team as a people person is what inspired me. My stores are like the ultra color theme from my dad’s Polo sport world and seeing all the color swatches inspired me. But I don’t have the navy blues so my company has its own identity.

DL: I love Central Park as I have to be in nature. I like Fifth Avenue by the museums which feels like you are in Europe, and also walking in West Village amongst the charming boutiques. I just went to Red Farm for dinner. I love sushi and frequent my neighborhood place, Shabu Shabu, Blue Ribbon, and Nobu. Or going to JG Mellon’s because of its cozy pub atmosphere, and EJs for comfort food, and of course Polo Bar. HL: Where are you traveling next? DL: I’m going to Florida to see my store and we are doing a collaboration with Hanky Panky which is also sold at Neimans and Nordstroms. In March I’m going to Japan to look for a location there and was just in Dubai. HL: What is your next project? DL: I’m going to be opening a mini store in T59 in the Columbus subway station. I definitely want to start opening more locations, but I want to open more flagships, but there aren’t a lot of states with walking traffic, which we need.

HL: Is your dad a candy fan? DL: He loves his dark chocolate covered pretzels and toffee bars. My mom likes chocolate too. I’m the only one in my family that likes gummies, chewy stuff and gumballs. HL: As you were inspired by Willy Wonka, which film did you prefer? And what are your favorite movies? DL: I don’t know why they tried to replicate the first one, it was perfect as it was. I like seeing movies for inspiration, like Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Toys, anything that is bright colored, animated and Disney. I also like romantic comedies like The Wedding Crashers, About Last Night, and all of the John Hughes movies are my favorites, there aren’t enough of them these days. We also

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ossibly one of the most expensive and prestigious penthouses on the market the Penthouse at the exclusive Baccarat Residences is worth every bit of its hefty $60 Million price tag. Double entry doors open to a double-height gallery with glass and marble staircase and stunning views. Measuring almost 7,400 square feet (interior) and 600 square feet + of Loggia, the penthouse features stunning 360 degree views – north over Central Park to the George Washington Bridge and south past the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings to the World Trade Center. A corner living room, formal dining room, library and eat-in kitchen provide for effortless entertaining on a grand scale. The 1,150 square foot master suite offers an optional fireplace, double dressing rooms and gorgeous marble bath of almost 400 square foot. Four additional bedroom suites and study ensure ample space. Interior design by Tony Ingrao offers the ultimate in luxury and quality including solid ebony stained white oak floors, a SieMatic kitchen with ebonized walnut and nickel frame cabinetry, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances and washer/dryer. The master bathroom features honed Lido white marble slab floors and walls, radiant heated floors, and freestanding soaking tub. Second bathrooms are fully clad in Siberian polished marble. The powder room features frosted, mirrored glass panel walls, Lido white honed marble floors, a custom vanity with Lucite base and hammered nickel sink. Custom Fantini polished chrome fixtures are featured throughout. Baccarat residences is dedicated to an unrivaled level of service and luxury. Residents have complete access to the amenities of the flagship Baccarat Hotel, including Chevalier (the new restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Shea Gallante), private Petite Salon lounge, Spa de la Mer (the only in the world by the luxurious skincare brand), Baccarat Bar, full fitness center and marble-clad pool with private cabanas. Also on hand are 24-hour concierge services, valet and doormen. -Hillary Latos

Exemplifying the French joie de vivre is couturier Christian Lacroix. His latest collection dazzles with saturated colors and whimsical prints that transforms interior spaces from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Carnegie Park



ocated at 200 East 94th Street in Manhattan’s esteemed Upper East Side, Carnegie Park exemplifies the impressive and intimate moments of its charmed Carnegie Hill surroundings by offering residents the views and amenities of a contemporary high-rise tower while providing the sanctuary of a private park and easy access to Central Park. The elegantly-designed property is just steps away from charming cafés and Michelin-starred restaurants, luxury retailers and local boutiques, and some of Manhattan’s most elite schools. Additionally, the upcoming Second Avenue subway, which spans from 57th to 96th Streets, is scheduled to complete phase one later this year, providing homeowners with the extra appeal of convenience. Carnegie Park currently offers 277 graciously appointed homes that range in size from one to five-bedrooms with prices starting at $1,040,000. Prices for the new combination units range from $2,825,000 to $4,985,000 and four-bedroom Penthouses range from $4,795,000 to $7,150,000. Designed by the award-winning Robert A.M. Stern Architects and developed by Related Companies this concept brings together world-class locations, breathtaking views, inspired architecture and design, unrivaled amenities, and superior services. Amenities include a roomy entertainment lounge, vibrant sun-filled children’s playroom, custom-designed three-lane swimming pool, and a half-acre private landscaped park lined with lush trees and an outdoor playground. The lower level features a state-of-theart fitness and yoga center, and the building’s landscaped roof terrace is outfitted with a barbeque grill, ample seating, and panoramic city views. Additional amenities and services include a 24-hour concierge and doorman, as well as an on-site garage. Apt #2817 is an elegant, high floor four-bedroom home with spectacular views of the East River. Beautiful interiors include handsome 5 wide plank oak flooring, Viking and SubZero kitchen appliances with caesarstone counters and Carrara marble accents, gorgeous bathrooms with Caldia marble floors and feature walls, washer and dryer, and generous closets. $3,745,000 98 • Resident • March 2016


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the market with over 2 acres,with a circular driveway,with a greenhouse, with a whole house 30KW generator, with large, mature trees in a park-like setting. It is surrounded by over 300 acres of preserved land in two farms. Pella doors and windows,and hardwood floors throughout.Two Central Air zones, consisting of two units, and three heating zones including radiant heating. $595,000

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contains within its 10,500 square feet; 5 bedrooms, numerous baths, a caretaker’s apartment, finished lower level and wine cellar capable of holding over 6,000 bottles of your favorite vintage. The grounds are impeccably landscaped and are surrounded by 50 acres of open space.The entrance foyer leads you to one of the most expansive Great Rooms showcased in a home today. Could not be reproduced at this price. $2,950,000

sited on 16 acres in the rolling Tinicum countryside.The genesis of the home is the original log portion with wide chinking. This section of the home has become a large family room that exudes charm and history. As the centuries passed,the more affluent additions were added. Wildcat Farm offers a period perfect barn,in-ground pool and cook house. $1,175,000


built over several generations, but has the vibe of a midcentury modern within. The living room with polished floors and woodburning fireplace is filled with light and captures views of the manageable property. The kitchen is open to both the dining room and living room and has an interesting tile wall as a focal point. Down the hall is the first floor master suite. The in-ground pool is perfect for laps or for weekend entertaining. $675,000

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30 Park Pl.

30 Park Place


ocated at the corner of Church Street and Park Place in Tribeca, 30 Park Place is downtown’s newest ultra luxury residential property created by visionary developer Larry Silverstein, and world-class architect Robert A.M. Stern which offers the 5 star hospitality of the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel Group. Nearly 70 percent sold, this is the tallest residential tower to grace the downtown landscape (TriBeCa)— with 157 Luxury Residences at 926 feet and 82 stories. The 38th floor is devoted to dedicated private residential amenities spanning 40,000 square feet including a fitness center with yoga studio, vaulted conservatory with a baby grand piano, screening room, children’s play room designed by Roto Group, dining room with separate catering kitchen and access to the hotel restaurants, and two gracious double height loggias. Additional amenities include a sunlit 75-foot swimming pool, the renowned Four Seasons spa including steam rooms, treatment rooms, and salon, ballroom facilities, meeting rooms, a business center, additional storage units and a parking garage. Internationally renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects designed the exterior and interiors with intricacy of shape and a powerful skyline silhouette in mind, with SLCE serving as the Architect of Record. The array of one to six bedroom residences feature oversized bay windows, ceilings as high as 13’10”, and a refined selection of finishes featuring solid white oak floors, white oak framed Bilotta kitchen cabinetry and marble baths with custom-designed vanities. Eleven unique half and full floor penthouses crown the top of the building, each including fireplaces and outdoor space. Additionally, residents enjoy exclusive access to the Four Seasons Director of Residences and dedicated residential concierge, as well as a 24-hour doorman, bellman and service staff focused on providing the bespoke services for which the brand is known. Tailored à la carte services are available to residents including in-residence dining and catering, housekeeping, grocery and flower provisions, car service and personal, child and pet care.

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Luxe living

180 E. 88th & Citizen 360

180 East 88th Street


80 East 88th Street evokes a refined, pre-war aesthetic characteristic of traditional UES buildings with picture rails, custom wainscoting, and baseboard reveals featured in primary living areas. Custom kitchens designed by Molteni&C Dada with DDG include honed Italian Statuario marble slab countertops, integrated Gaggenau appliance package and natural brass details. Exaggerated ceiling heights up to 14’-2″ and 28″-8″ in duplexes and windows up to 9’ tall allow for an exceptional volume of space and appreciation of light and views. Many residences feature a formal elliptical gallery, gracefully appointed with herringbone flooring from Austria, plaster cove details and wainscoting.



itizen 360 is the perfect embodiment of Upper East Side luxury living in the charming Yorkville neighborhood at 360 East 89th Street. Exclusively represented by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, this full-service property spans 34 floors and features 84 elegant residences ranging from one to four bedrooms designed by SHoP Architects priced from approximately $1.3 million to over $12 million. With interiors designed by notable interior designer Clodagh, each home features floorto-ceiling windows, white oak flooring throughout with chevron pattern in the entryways, open floor plans and high ceilings. Amenities include a fitness center with yoga and training studios, a spacious entertainment suite, screening room, private resident lounges, multi-media studio, art studio, children’s playroom and catering kitchen.

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Buying and Selling NYC Luxury with Valerie A. Lettan


or those seeking or selling a co-op, condo, townhouse or loft space, Valerie is an award-winning, skilled negotiator who enjoys helping clients achieve their real estate goals and wholeheartedly investigates all opportunities throughout the entire, vibrant city of Manhattan. Her high level of dedication combines with her great attention to detail and persistent follow-up while utilizing the cutting-edge resources available to her to ensure that each transaction is handled with the utmost care and efficiency. “I spend a lot of time working closely with customers to really listen, understand and research their desires, and fulfill their unique real estate needs. Educating the people I represent is key, as knowledge is power when it comes to succeeding in today’s intricate real estate market and facilitating the right decisions.” The skill set she utilizes is always: “To give the best service and professional care to my customers.”

What do you like most about your job? I greatly enjoy interfacing with people from all over helping them successfully achieve their real estate goals. Working with people from foreign countries is also a joy. I speak French fluently and have a strong understanding of several other languages. Since I’ve sold throughout the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, Chelsea, Gramercy, etc., I am a solid resource for all of Manhattan to buyers and sellers alike. With good due diligence, strong communication skills, and as a REBNY Certified Negotiation Expert, I really love negotiating a deal!

What advice would you give someone looking to buy real estate in NYC now? I always say, “Be prepared to move forward quickly with an offer once a property is pinpointed.” Check your credit reports, make sure there are no discrepancies. If you are interested in obtaining a mortgage, get a bank pre-approval letter upfront. If you are not paying cash, an offer is always stronger with a bank pre-approval let-

ter. Be prepared to disclose all financials (this is standard for co-op buildings yet many condo buildings now require it as part of the purchase application package) and consider who you would like to write personal letters of reference. Don’t try to low-ball an offer for a property you really want and you know there is significant interest from others. When a property is priced well….act on it quickly with a strong offer. You’ll be happy you did.

What do you see as a great value out there? I have a renovated, luxurious 3 bedroom corner (two exposures) listing in the world-famous Olympic Tower, 641 Fifth Avenue, #37D. It has wall-to-ceiling windows throughout and includes all new, designer furnishings. It is hard to find a true 3 bedroom luxury apartment in a high-end condo building with a prime Fifth Avenue address for under $6 million. My listing is asking $5.5 million; including the new furnishings! Plus, the asking price also includes the fantastic, contemporary fine art if desired. The open views of Central Park and the city skyline are breath-taking…it’s a NYC dream home for a great price!

What are pointers YOU could suggest for home buyers? Once you’ve found a property you like, if a mortgage is required, I always get the building checked-out first by a mortgage broker to be sure the building is mortgage approved prior to submitting an offer. When there are co-op and condo buildings that are not mortgage approved by the top lending institutions, then I get creative finding a solution with Douglas Elliman’s own resource, Citizens Bank. It is imperative that buyers obtain a NYC mortgage broker and NYC real estate attorney. The laws and nature of doing business are very different in NYC than anywhere else. The attorney and mortgage broker always work hand-in-hand with me (the real estate broker). Setting up a stellar team for my buyers and sellers is extremely important. For example, a deal may fall apart and be lost to another buyer if the real estate attorney is slow to act.

Where do you see the market in NYC going? There will always be a need for housing in NYC. With the projected construction of additional buildings, it still will not satisfy

the demand. The reason prices are so high in new developments is due to the cost of land. The cost of land and construction have sky-rocketed. Regardless, NYC is typically a “safe bet” to invest in real estate. The better deals to be made are in re-sale apartments, both condo and co-op. If you pay U.S. taxes, are an American citizen, or have your Green Card, you qualify to purchase in a co-op. Over 85% of the residential buildings in Manhattan are co-op buildings. A co-op purchase is a great deal if you intend to use the residence as your full-time or part-time home. The best bargains can always be made on a co-op transaction. The application process is more extensive and there is typically a Board interview (since a buyer is buying shares of stock in a building that are assigned to the property and all prospective shareholders are vetted by a building’s co-op Board). The process may take longer then purchasing a condo, but it is worth it. If you prefer purchasing a condo, which is typically 30% more expensive then co-ops, it is currently a buyer’s market. Serious sellers for both condos and co-ops are flexible to negotiate. You can be proud of a NYC purchase. Completing the process is an achievement!

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Joe Swedroe

By Roberta Klein



Critical Information for Buying Lxury South Florida Residences


oseph Swedroe, a native of Miami Beach, wears two hats. He is both an architect and realty agent for luxury South Florida residences. When it comes to understanding what buyers need from their realtor, he is right on track for his clients hailing from New York. During his 30 plus years practicing architecture he worked in his father’s venerable Miami firm, Robert M. Swedroe Architects & Planners, which specializes exclusively in residential design of highly efficient, innovative buildings. As an architect, Joseph contributed to the designs of countless residential towers equating to thousands of built and occupied units. At the same time, he sustained the importance of the role of the Realtor. Joseph’s in-depth background has honed his knowledge of real estate to perfection, resulting in the invaluable expertise he provides his clients as their agent, whether they are purchasing or selling properties. Having nurtured his keen interest primarily in the luxury residential real estate market, he points out primary features in the prospective purchase such as the difference between an ideally configured floor plan and a poorly conceived one. As a Realtor, he exhibits an uncanny ability to quickly and spontaneously evaluate all aspects of

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properties and can foresee any questionable issues a potential buyer or seller may perceive. Then, through his educated vision he offers realistic, creative solutions, imparting a confidence to his clients of his indisputable expertise. Additionally, Joseph was a critical member of the architectural team that introduced Florida’s first “private entry elevator” concept to a luxury residential high-rise condominium in the late 1980’s which has become de riguer in luxury high-rises, bringing the “home in the sky” lifestyle to luxury tower living as depicted in the documentary, Edge of Entry.

from 3,100 to 10,00 square feet and priced from $5 million to $40 million. VIP, pre-construction pricing is available on request. While the firm has projects across the country as well as all three coasts of Florida, Joseph focuses his real estate on the immediate neighborhoods of Aventura, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, South Beach & Sunny Isles Beach. Asked why, he quickly answers, “That’s where I work, socialize and live.” Certainly a critical answer.

To date, the firm has built over 140 buildings, the majority of which use this private entry concept in high rise towers that epitomizes luxury vertical living. Despite his commitment as a Realtor, Joseph is still passionately involved with the flourishing Swedroe Architecture firm. The latest development the firm has brought to the market is the highly acclaimed glass tower, Turnberry Ocean Club for Turnberry Associates, fashioned in the same way as the iconic Fontainebleau Resort and Turnberry Isle Resort. The new building’s luxury features and amenities will reflect the established stature of Turnberry’s elite private club with sky home residences ranging

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uilt in 1928, the Renwick in New York’s newest historic hotel encompassing 173 rooms and named after its architect, James Renwick, Jr., who is best known for his design of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Originally, the building was comprised of oversized artist’s studios and lofts that were eventually turned into a long-stay hotel, and was home to many prominent literary figures, such as John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Mann. Paying homage to its heritage and reimagined into an “artful luxury hotel”, the Renwick offers inviting guestrooms designed as its own ’artist studio’, equipped with ’blank canvas’ white walls. The TV stand is fashioned to look like a painter’s easel. For window shades, local artist Ben Cowan produced unique renderings of the New York skyline for each room, using a dry brush technique on painter’s drop cloth. From Erin Lass’ wall quotes to the ceramic pen cup by Yuka Uchida of OVO Ceramics, each guest room is uniquely curated. However, the art theme does not end there. The stairwell leading to the fitness center has drawings by Heather Heckel as motivation and the housekeeping staff dons outfits that replicate an artist’s smock. The signature restaurant at the Renwick is Bedford & Co. helmed by celebrity chef John DeLucie in his first solo project. Serving elevated comfort food on small plates, delectable options include wood fired oysters, grilled octopus with cucumber and chili, beef and barley tartare, and long island fluke crudo accented with vibrant flavors of blood orange. DeLucie’s signature style of layering textures of flavor shines through in the savory whole grain reginetti with kale, walnuts and parmesan as well as the winter squash and burrata laced with an apple cider vinaigrette. A master at creating New York hotspots, the décor is seductive yet homey, with an open air kitchen, warm ambient lighting, reclaimed grey wood walls and dark tufted leather banquettes creating a scene that will appeal to tourists and New Yorkers alike. The design is in the details, and the details are everywhere. -Elena Murzello Bedford & Co. at The Renwick Hotel


Dining Out

By Hillary Latos


One of the best things about living in New York is the plethora of ethnic cuisines and fine restaurants where you can embark on a gastronomic journey of world flavors. This month we explored haute Chinese to authentic Latin, Italian and Old world Greek styles of cuisine. But what is most impressive about eating out in NYC is the abundance of culinary talent just within our reach.

RESERVE CUT The NY steakhouse scene is elevated to new heights thanks to Reserve Cut at the Setai Hotel. Specializing in contemporary Kosher cuisine, everything from the sushi and seafood to the specialty dry aged steak is executed to perfection. Owner Albert Allaham is a master butcher who descends from a long, 200-year lineage of butchers, who sources the restaurant’s meat from his Brooklyn butcher shop, The Prime Cut. At the head of the kitchen is Chef Gavin Citron, a seasoned veteran on the culinary scene whose robust style lends himself to be an innovator on contemporary American cuisine. Sushi ranges from traditional roles to artistic and unique combinations such as the spicy tuna served over crispy rice and chipotle aioli or grilled black cod and tuna rolls. Other tempting starters include the flavorful apple smoked short rib tacos, and the Kobe beef carpaccio. Be sure to order the proprietor’s cultivated special, the Prime Reserve cut, that could possibly be the best steak you have ever had.

LE CHINE What was once Oscar’s brasserie on the corner of 50th and Lexington has been transformed into Le Chine, a glamorous lair that evokes the heady decadence of Shanghai 1930s serving haute Chinese cuisine. The sumptuous décor tempts the senses with hand painted Cherry blossom wallpaper amidst a contemporary palette of black, bronze, deep blue and gold. This ambitious project brought in star chefs from Beijing and Shanghai to create contemporary yet authentic Chinese dishes that represent different regions of China executed with a French twist. Their raw bar is inspired by the seafood traditions of the Zhejiang cuisine with local ingredients like long island fluke cured with Chunkiang vinegar, and rare lobster tail with black bean. Venturing into the exotic realm are dishes such as beef tongue slices with lemongrass and basil, crispy Mangalitsa pork collar, and the whole Long Island duck served Peking style or with cucumber, cantaloupe or minced with lettuce cups. As the Waldorf was one of the most expensive hotel sales in history, naturally no expense has been spared with Le Chine.

DISTILLED NY Executive Chef Shane Lyons has a creative mind when it comes to cooking, and his latest adventure into the kitchen is the Chef’s Counter at Tribeca’s Distilled NY. Limited to only 4 people, this interactive private dining experience takes you center stage to all the action in the open air kitchen as you sit at the counter and engage with Chef Lyons. Dishes are seldom repeated and he creates a new menu each time based on his personal inspiration with exclusive plates just for the counter guests. His specialty is in pairing flavor rich ingredients in unique combinations such as a smoked duck with caramelized pineapple, seared sea scallops with a lobster reduction, and broiled cod with a miso honey glaze. To enhance the experience the Beverage Director, Scott Kennedy will pair innovative cocktails with the artisanal salts to truly create the optimal tasting combination.

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DeGustibus Cooking School Learn culinary secrets from some of the top chefs of New York at DeGustibus Cooking School located on the 8th floor of Macys in Herald Square. Designed as an interactive cooking demonstration, watch chefs work their magic in a state of the art kitchen by Miele as they create each signature dish in front of you while bestowing their gastronomic knowledge as students ask questions and sample each dish paired with different wines. Whether you are an aspiring chef or want to hone your individual techniques behind the stove the sessions are as entertaining and educational as they are delicious. Each class lasts around 2.5 hours for $100 for a memorable behind the scenes look and unique gastronomic experience.

Trattoria Il Mulino When it comes to Italian, New Yorkers have had a long standing love affair with Il Mulino that has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. While it can take months to score a reservation at the formal flagship, Trattoria Il Mulino is the chic and contemporary sister restaurant that serves many of the classic Abruzzan specialties without the long wait. Mouthwatering options include thin crust pizzas with epicurean toppings such as truffle and porcini mushrooms, as well as the grilled octopus, refreshing watermelon and burrata, and their famous ricotta meatballs. Other signature favorites include the garlicky roasted Langostino, porcini ravioli with a truffle cream sauce and the sublime thinly sliced veal piccata. After work, the bar is brimming with the young and beautiful professional crowd who come for the delicious food as much as the buzzy scene.

Ariel’s Bistro Growing up in the Lower East Side, Ariel Mendez wanted to pay homage to his Dominican roots as well as the history of the neighborhood. His namesake bistro specializes in authentic Latin cuisine that sizzles with flavor with a décor that is reminiscent of the Lower East Side’s past. Large floor to ceiling windows, jet black chandeliers and exposed brick walls evoke a distinctively cool downtown industrial vibe. Start with a range of delicious tapas such as shrimp dumplings, carnita tacos and empanadas, or skirt steak arepa. Vibrant notes of sweet and savory flavors which are the hallmarks of Dominican cuisine, shine through in their mango glazed short ribs and pair perfectly with their fruity mojitos and tropical caipirinhas that are perfect fuel for a night on the town.

Greekalicious Learn firsthand about the history and secrets of Greek cuisine in a fun and engaging cooking class taught by founder and professional chef, Maria Benardis. Explore the origins, wisdom, and ingredients of each traditional dish as Benardis imparts practical techniques in recreating these delicious meals at home. Everyone participates in this intimate and interactive experience and later reaps the rewards of their labor over a multi course convivial feast paired with Greek wines. Benardis believes that, “Food is one of the most intimate ways to delight the senses, escape the everyday and bring faraway places to life. Food is a ritual; it’s about love, spirituality, philosophy, and an experience that simply must be shared and enjoyed in the company of family and friends. This is the Greek dining experience. But above all it is a celebration of life!” For a schedule of upcoming classes visit

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Bumbu Rum

By James Mcdonald Clark



For a taste of the Caribbean try the West Indies Swizzle By mixologist Rob Ferrara, The Rum Line – Miami Beach, FL

¼ oz Coconut Palm sugar syrup ½ oz fresh lime juice 1 oz fresh pineapple juice 2 oz Bumbu Rum 6 mint leaves • Add all ingredients into a Collins glass. Add crushed ice and swizzle until the outside of the glass is frosted. Top with crushed ice. • Garnish with a mint bouquet.


xemplifying true craftsmanship is Bumbu, an exceptional artisanal and handcrafted Rum that’s created in the same method as it was 400 years ago. What creates the unique and unrivalled flavor profile is the secret recipe derived from the 16th century sailors and pirates, who mixed their rations of rum with the exotic fruits and spices from the Caribbean Islands. Bumbu includes the essence and flavors of Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana, and Honduras. To ensure authenticity this smooth rum is hand-crafted in small batches at their Barbados distillery dating back to 1893, which is commonly known as the birthplace of rum and home to the world’s purest water. The design of the bottle exemplifies the care and workmanship behind the brand from its heavy 112 • Resident • March 2016

weight to its authentic flavor. No detail has been overlooked. The oversized cork produces a popping sound which instantly induces celebratory emotions. The bottle’s curved shape is inspired by vintage fragrance vases with a tarnished metal “X” that is symbolic of finding the treasure which is Bumbu. To truly savor the rum, take the time to sip it neat or on the rocks. Enjoy the pure taste of the Caribbean as it was made to be appreciated. Bumbu is aged for fifteen years in oak bourbon barrels and the recipe includes tasting notes of Madagascar vanilla, soft caramel and cinnamon to ensure a velvety finish. Even the sugarcanes used to create the rum base are sourced from locally sustainable farms in eight different Caribbean countries that are blended together that lends itself to a refreshingly unexpected authenticity synonymous with the Bumbu culture.


Rocco Steakhouse

By James Clark

ROCCO STEAKHOUSE NY’s Newest Steakhouse is as Good as it Gets


s the temperatures keep dropping, you might feel the need for a meal that is hearty, warm, and good for the soul. And as Valentine’s Day approaches, you might find yourself looking for food that’s as upscale and delicious as it is hearty. Rocco Steakhouse, a new restaurant located in NoMad. is the ideal place for a meal that can bring warmth and comfort along with elegance and sophistication—this winter and year round. Owner Rocco Trotta has created a classic steakhouse with a modern twist. In this sophisticated space, guests are invited to have the best steak of their life, no matter the occasion.

classics—Caesar, iceberg wedge with bacon and Roquefort cheese, sliced beefsteak tomatoes for two—and Rocco’s chopped salad, a delicious beginning to the meal. Steaks and chops include the exceptional porterhouse for two or more, New York sirloin, filet mignon, and a 34-ounce tomahawk ribeye steak. Or you can try some of the other options from their wide array of meat selections, including a range of veal dishes (Italian classics Milanese, Parmesan, Ossobuco) as well as veal chops and lamb chops.

For the non-meat eaters, there are a variety of grilled and broiled fish entrees, as well as jumbo shrimp scampi and the outstanding 3 ½ pound steamed lobster (perhaps the perfect way to say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day). The sides, too, are sure to impress—and it’s tempting to order them all. Try their potatoes five different ways: German potatoes, roasted until crisp; steak or cottage fries; mashed or baked. Rich creamed spinach, asparagus, or broccoli make anyone a veggie-lover, and the lobster mac and cheese (add truffle oil for extra indulgence) is among the best you’ll find anywhere in the city.

Executive Chef Johnny Jevric brings with him 20 plus years of experience, and has run some of New York’s finest restaurants. At Rocco’s, he uses the highest quality ingredients and a passion for great food to create dishes that are unique, elegant, and always top-notch.

The tough decisions continue with dessert: crisp apple strudel, layered tiramisu, cheese cake, key lime and pecan pie, and hot fudge sundaes, and that’s just naming a few. You can make these desserts extra decadent by adding house made schlag—thick, rich, and sweet whipped cream—and you should.

Starters include a chilled seafood tower stacked with the freshest seafood available on the market, a variety of seafood cocktails and starters, rich and delightful crab cakes, and extra thick-cut sizzling Canadian bacon. Their salads include the steakhouse

If you’re looking for the city’s newest and best steak dinner this Valentine’s Day (or any day), Rocco Steakhouse will impress on every level.

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By Hillary Latos


ive the glamorous Los Angeles lifestyle at the sleek and stylish Andaz West Hollywood. Set on the iconic Sunset Blvd, the stunning rooms are decked with chic comforts such as velvet chaise lounges facing floor to ceiling windows that overlook the twinkling lights of Hollywood and the Sunset Strip. No expense has been spared in the recent renovation with luxurious bath fittings, state of the art flat screen TVs and plush pillow topped beds with Pacific down comforters for a restful slumber. Relax and soak up the Southern California rays on their rooftop pool with forever views stretching from downtown Hollywood to the beaches with the Hollywood Hills as a backdrop. What truly sets the Andaz apart from other luxury hotels in the neighborhood is the unsurpassed hospitality and array of complementary amenities such as in room wifi and non alcoholic drinks from the minibar as well as pastries and coffee in the morning and premium wines served from 5-7 pm to set the tone for an exciting night to come. Grab a healthy bite at their farm to table signature restaurant, Riot House featuring seasonal Southern California cuisine. Or enjoy one of LA’s favorite pastime of celeb spotting at the uber hot Riot House Bar that pays homage to their past as a hangout for rockers in the 70s. Andaz West Hollywood 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 323 656 1234


Sunset Towers, West Hollywood

By Norah Bradford

No Sign of Nightfall:

SUNSET HOTEL Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary


ocated on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood with commanding views of Los Angeles is the Sunset Tower Hotel, celebrating the tenth anniversary and is one of the hottest places to stay, see and be seen. Originally constructed during prohibition in the 1930s, the Hotel was one of many which took advantage of the nightlife opportunities which being located in West Hollywood. Sunset Tower played host to the A-listers of the 1930s and 1940s including Howard Hughes, John Wayne, Billie Burke, Marilyn Monroe, Errol Flynn, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra to name a few. However, as times changed the Sunset Tower fortunes waned along with the locale, and even the name change to the Argyle did little for its prospects. Fast forward to the Milennium and enter hotelier and restauranteur Jeff Klein. After launching the City Club and attracting chef Daniel Bouloud with his DB Bistro Moderne, Klein received numerous accolades for the attention to service and quality

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of the concept. This success made him a natural to bring the Sunset Tower into the 21st Century. Whilst the original building was cutting edge, for example having electrical outlets in the bathrooms, the benchmark today was higher still. Klein and his team sought to renovate and modernize whilst keeping the classical features of the hotel intact. The object of the restoration, which many guests have attested to, is the sense of timelessness that has been created. The look and feel of Sunset Tower is one which you could imagine guests from the past feeling at ease with not to mention future generations of visitors. The dining arrangements focus on two distinct options, the Tower Bar and the Terrace. The Tower Bar is very grown-up with walnut paneling, a fireplace and classic bar – located in what was formerly the room of a gangster at the Tower, Bugsy Siegel. Another attraction of the Tower Bar is Maitre’D Dimitri Dimitrov, reputedly the inspiration for the central character of Wes Anderson’s recent hit

movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. The Terrace is adjacent to the Tower Bar and offers a more casual poolside dining experience against the backdrop of views of the Los Angeles skyline. Try the signature Hot Dog during a summertime visit. Most of us will recognize the Terrace from its role in The Player where Tim Robbins is pitched a movie idea but for the Awards circuit it is the venue par-excellence to party. If these walls could talk, The Terrace has played host to someof LA’s most famous bashe such as the CAA annual Golden Globes post party and the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. However, no matter the event the Sunset Tower remains the place to be. For more information visit, The Sunset Tower Hotel 8358 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069 T: 323.654.7100



By Judy Koutsky

CHICAGO Great for Luxury, Romance, and Families This Midwestern gem is a quick flight from New York and is the perfect setting for a romantic long weekend, or a family trip done in style.

Where to Stay: Centrally located to Michigan Avenue, The Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel (palmerhousehiltonhotel. com) is not only the epitome of romance, but a classic, grand dame of Chicago’s history dating back to 1871. For a city known for its architecture, the hotel combines old-world grandeur with modern luxury and amenities with over 1,640 rooms. Lockwood Restaurant & Bar serves up fresh, globally-influenced, farm-to-table contemporary American food with

ingredients from the hotel’s rooftop garden, apiary and subterranean mushroom garden. For romance, request the Hip & Historic Suite, a spacious 1 bedroom that includes a parlor, dining room and wet bar area and take the History is Hott tour. For family friendly travel stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago ( which overlooks Lake Michigan and the famed Chicago Skyline. Tents can be set up in any suite and include a cozy feather bed, blanket and pillow along with a plethora of kid friendly treats and amenities including a kids’ clubroom as well as a pizza making class.

Where to Eat: For amazing Chicago pizza head to Bar Toma ( This Gold Coast restaurant has some great gourmet, wood-fired pizzas created by James Beard Award Winner and Top Chef Master Tony Mantuano. Try the burrata pizza, which has truffle oil, Brussels sprouts and fresh burrata. Delectable non-pizza items include braised short ribs and a huge selection of craft beers and creative cocktails. Good beef is the other Chicago mainstay and nobody does it better than Weber Grill ( From their award-winning Palmer House Lobby

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burgers, slow-smoked regional BBQ and hand-cut Black Angus steaks all meats are served fresh from the famous Weber charcoal kettle grill. The openkitchen lets you watch the chef prepare your meal on these giant open flame grills. The large tables and friendly service serves up Midwestern hospitality along with the amazing food.

Where to Get Pampered: The Exhale Chicago spa ( is a great place for a massage, facial or a barre class. A full schedule of Core Fusion barre, cardio, yoga, and high intensity interval training classes are offered daily in the contemporary studio space, while the spa features a diverse menu of treatments (I recommend the signature massage, Flow). The eucalyptus steam room and Zen lounge are not to be missed.

spa that includes a relaxing combinations of granite, natural stone and soft white accents. They have an extensive menu of treatments including the Ashiatsu deep tissue massage, the Silk Peel facial and the Waldorf Cleanse, a combination of a scrub, wrap and full-body massage.

What to Do:

Chicago CityPASS ( which is a great way to skip the lines and get special treatment. From the world-renowned collections at the Art Institute, to getting 360 views of four states from the glass-floor ledge on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower as well as the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium there is never a shortage of wonderment to explore.

A quintessential luxe experience is Afternoon Tea at The Drake Hotel (www.thedrakehotel. com) which has served everyone from Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, to the Empress of Japan. Held in the Palm Court, the event features live, harp music, 17 different types of tea, an array of crust-less finger sandwiches, Petit Fours, and plenty of sweets Elysian Spa Jacuzzi at the Waldorf Astoria Spa including English Scones served with preserves, lemon curd, and English Devon cream. Explore the numerous cultural and artistic attractions of Chicago with the the

If you’re traveling with your hubby, the Waldorf Astoria Spa ( is the place for couple time. The men’s locker room is souped up with a fireplace, lounge chairs plus TV (yes, only in a men’s locker room would a TV be a big draw). The wet features include a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Women will love the 14,000 square foot Adler Planetarium

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Ritz Carlton Westchester

By Michael Travin



he Ritz Carlton in Westchester County, a plush hotel just 30 minutes from both downtown Manhattan and Greenwich, CT, is set in a peaceful setting in the heart of White Plains. An easy train ride from Grand Central Station, the hotel provides the perfect weekend retreat from the hustle and bustle of New York City, especially catering to those who enjoy the outdoors. The hotel is nearby to plenty of golfing, hiking and biking. And, their indoor rooftop pool with an open view to the sky offers a unique opportunity to swim under a blanket of stars any time of the year. The luxury 146 guestrooms, including 38 Executive suites, One-Bedroom suites and a 1,900 square foot Presidential Suite offers 42-inch flat-screen TVs, 24-hour room service, marble bathrooms and 400-thread-count bed linens. Suites add separate living areas with pullout sofa beds should you need additional sleeping accommodations. For dining options, BLT Steak serves Certified Black Angus steaks as well as American Kobe Beef, Lamb,

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Chicken, Fish and an extensive Raw Bar; perfect for either a romantic supper or business dinner. The award-winning wine list features both New and Old World wines and a “short list” showcasing a smaller, bistro-style selection for convenience and ease. For a unique change of pace, the hotel also offers a “Farmers Market Trip with Chef” beginning in May and offered once a month, with the hotel’s Executive Chef. Guests are invited to join the chef on his trip to the White Plains Farmers Market

across the street from the hotel where you’ll learn how to shop for the freshest ingredients and tips for preparing the perfect market-to-table meal. If it’s a luxury spa you’re seeking, look no further than this hotel. Offering the largest destination spa in Westchester at 10,000 square feet, their peaceful retreat features an array of treatments to heal, relax and revive, including seasonal offerings and signature therapies. For more information visit,

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Paradise Island Beach Club is a Boutique Beach Front resort located directly on the world famous Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Each thoughtfully designed, spacious 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit offers over 1,000 sq ft of living space, equipped to meet your every need. Each Villa entails private Paradise Island Beach Club is a Boutique Beach Front resort located directly on the patio, formal living and dining rooms, fully equipped kitchens, accommodating world famous Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. up to 6 guests. Seasonal activities include, but not limited to, golf, sailing, scuba diving, historical sites and the excitement of Nassau. We’re close to everything, yet Each thoughtfully designed, spacious 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit offers over 1,000 so neatly and privately tucked away from it all. sq ft of living space, equipped to meet your every need. Each Villa entails private patio, formal living and dining rooms, kitchens, accommodating And for those fully who equipped enjoy a night out, the Casinos of Atlantis are less than a 10 minute stroll down the up to 6 guests. Seasonal beach, activitieswith include, but not limited to, golf, sailing, scuba gaming, bars and nightlife. Our valued clientele also receive 50%-off Atlantis water theme diving, historical sites and the excitement of Nassau. We’re close to everything, park, and access to golf course or enjoy a game of yet golf, on Paradise Island’s only golf course. Life at so neatly and privately tucked awayIsland from itBeach all. Club allows one to do as much, or as little as your please. Paradise And for those who enjoy a night out, the Casinos of Atlantis are less than a 10 minute stroll down the BEST OF ALL, you can vacation for a week, and stay for a LIFETIME, as time share opportunities are also beach, with gaming, bars and nightlife. Our valued clientele also receive 50%-off Atlantis water theme available, simply inquire about a owning you own little piece of Paradise. park, and access to golf course or enjoy a game of golf, on Paradise Island’s only golf course. Life at Paradise Island Beach Club allows one to do as much, or as little as your please. BEST OF ALL, you can vacation for a week, and stay for a LIFETIME, as time share opportunities are also available, simply inquire about a owning you own little piece of Paradise. or call us 1-800 310 5148

Palm Beach County

ESCAPES By Beth Landman



he sunny haven of Palm Beach County is more easily accessible from NY than ever. JetBlue offers over 40 flights per day to West Palm Beach with some fares below $100. There are plenty of compelling reasons to venture south, including some wonderful hotels, restaurants and spas.

Boca Raton Resort Whether you choose to stay at the grand main property or the more intimate oceanfront side, you will have no shortage of activity at this sprawling Waldorf resort. Hit the golf course, tennis courts, fitness center complete with classes, or try surfing thanks to the new Flowrider. The spa, with private pool and cutting edge treatments like a microcurrent facial, is awe-inspiring. There are myriad restaurants to choose from, including Lucca, the top-rated Tuscan cuisine, and theblue, offering views of the city. Delray Sands The area’s hippest new hotel has a vibrant scene and wonderful restaurant, Latitudes, which serves some of the freshest seafood around in a beautiful oceanfront setting. On Sunday mornings, head to the beach for Zen yoga, then zip into nearby Delray for more upbeat action. Four Seasons The elegance and sophistication of this oceanfront resort extends from its highly professional staff to a top rated spa and chic salon. The new oxygen facial will leave you glowing, and a massage from David Lepp will make your stress a mere memory. The Italian restaurant Jové has a beautiful terrace where you can sample scallop tartar with caviar or smoked tuna served on bark from the hotel’s own palms. Eau A whimsical spa with swings, rubber ducks, scrub bar and colored lights is a focal point of this oceanfront resort. The hotel has lanai rooms that open onto the beach, and three restaurants including the new Ocean Breeze, offering a range of casual fare, from tacos to grilled fish. Chesterfield Upon arrival at this chic hotel with a decidedly European sensibility, guests are offered sherry before being escorted to recently updated ultra cushy rooms. The Flagler Suite will have you feel as if you’ve been whisked off to Paris, and the hotel’s Leopard Lounge is legendary.

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Palm Beach County The Colony This jewel box of a hotel has the perfect location- a block from the beach and up the street from Worth Avenue. The pool is a tranquil landscaped oasis, and you can spend a wonderful evening dining at the Polo Lounge (don’t miss the black grouper or New York strip). Then head to the Royal Room for entertainment like Steve Tyrell without ever leaving the property.

Dining: Café Boulud Daniel Boulud’s recently updated Palm Beach outpost has a magical dining garden and dishes emphasizing artfully prepared local ingredients, such as kale with spice roasted carrots and cumin vinaigrette, and vadouvan-spiced mahi with sweet potato and mint. Kitchen Rudy Giuiliani and other high-profile New Yorkers have discovered Matthew Byrne’s adventurous boite in West Palm Beach that has impressive art and features creative fare like chicken schnitzel with radish, sweet onion, mushroom, arugula and fried egg. Grato Buccan chef Clay Conley’s third and largest restaurant is in West Palm. Pastas and pizzas are outstanding, and don’t miss the daily fish or parmesandusted cauliflower, both baked in the wood-fired oven. Bice The classic Italian gathering spot, with one of the prettiest outdoor patios around, went through a major redesign this year. The room is updated, but the food remains authentic Italian. 50 Ocean The second floor perch offers a bird’s-eye view of the ocean, and the freshest local fish, as well as new “stay dry’’ selections including buffalo rib-eye and grilled heritage black pig.

Beauty: Oasis In addition to color, cut, manicures and pedicures, the top beauty salon in Boca Raton has added a make-up department, with artists who can turn up your glamour before a big night.

Transportation: Hamptons and NY favorite Main Street Drivers has expanded to south Florida this year.

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So many options for your next vacation.


Lizard Island

By Hillary BY James Clark Latos




s one of the most remote islands in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef is the breathtakingly beautiful all inclusive retreat of Lizard Island. Located 45 minutes by charter plane from Cairns along the Northern tip of tropical Queensland, this quiet and secluded diver’s paradise is ideal for those looking to get away from it all and unplug from the rest of the world in style. Encompassing 1,013 hectares with 24 beaches and a lagoon this island was created over 300 million years ago from granite rock and was declared a national park. By day, experience one of the seven wonders of the underwater world and explore the world’s largest coral reef offering a dazzling display of colorful fish and sea life in their natural habitat. Home to more than 1500 fish species, 400 coral species and six different varieties of sea turtles, get close to nature as you enter the fascinating underwater world. Enjoy the calm waters of Anchor Bay and

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admire the clear aquamarine waters and underwater life in a clear kayak. Get the most out of your stay at one of their nightly presentations where naturalists from the Lizard Island research center feature a presentation on the marine and terrestrial animals that inhabit this peaceful island.

an elegant and soothing neutral palette of greys and beiges seamlessly blending the interior with the outdoor landscape. Rooms are outfitted with complementary mini bars, LCD Smart TVs and surround sound along with a generously sized bathroom and dressing area.

After a day of sun and sea relax in the luxurious surroundings on Lizard Island. Designed like a chic beach retreat, the living areas embody the spirit of relaxation with a zen like spa and an expansive pool. Accommodations range from secluded villas with ensuite infinity pools and panoramic views over the beach to garden view suites with easy access to the beach. Some of the best rooms are the suites set along the sweeping white sand beach of Anchor Bay with private outdoor verandahs to enjoy the balmy weather and breathtaking views. Feeling like a beach bungalow, the Hecker Guthrie interiors reflect a sumptuous shabby chic style in

Basking in paradise wouldn’t be complete without a 5 star dining experience at the idyllic signature Salt Water Restaurant. The chef creates a different multi course wine pairing menu every day for lunch and dinner with an emphasis on local Australian cuisine with influences of Australian, Mediterranean and Asian flavors. For those looking for a more intimate experience private table on the hillside overlooking the sunset or a lunchtime picnic on a secluded beach. This is truly island living at its best. For more information:




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Malliouhana Hotel

By Joe BY James Alexander Clark

The Malliouhana Hotel

PARADISE IN ANGUILLA Turtle Bay After a stylish 20 million dollar renovation, the Malliouhana remains the ne plus ultra of Caribbean hotels. It is perched on a bluff overlooking Meads and Turtle Bays; their two private beaches and an endless turquoise sea in Anguilla. When Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt want to relax and get away from the paparazzi, they gather up their kids and head here. Brangelina, Tom Cruise and Kelly Ripa have all called the Malliouhana home at one time or another since it opened in 1984. “We dialed in the spirit of how people in the ’50s and ‘60s traveled – yachts, fine linens and exotic wonderment,” said interior designer Todd-Avery Lenahan, who was selected to redesign this classic grand dame by Auberge Resorts. Although Anguilla is less flashy then St. Barths, you will still find Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Uma Thurman, Derek Jeter and Robert De Niro on one of this islands 33 breathtaking swaths of sand. Over the holidays you could have heard Paul McCartney singing as he strolled around the Malliouhana’s 25 lushly landscaped acres or glimpsed Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep talking shop over dinner in the hotel’s storied restaurant. Although traffic has picked up a tad over the last 10 years, as there are now six traffic lights instead of one, you will experience all the things you would expect in paradise: blue skies, warm waters, cool breezes, tantalizing food and honest hospitality. Bedroom of a Malliouhana suite

Living room of a Malliouhana suite

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Pool at Malliouhana

The Jet Set It’s a quick trip to Anguilla on your G6 or just take Jet Blue to St. Maarten like I did. Be sure and have the Malliouhana’s concierge order a speed boat that’s available steps off the tarmac; it will whisk you to the hotel in under 30 minutes. Riding the waves, with the wind tousling your hair, immediately connects you to island life. As I jumped off the boat and felt the sand between my toes, all my tensions melted away. The porters followed us into the sea with our bags balanced on their heads and a jeep took us to the top of the cliff where the Malliouhana sits in isolated splendor. A series of cathedral like arched rooms, that frame the multiple blue hues of the Caribbean, led us down through two comfortable lounges to the reception desks. Michael J. Fox, Ellen DeGeneres and Shaquille O’Neal are among those who have chosen to stay in one of the hotel’s 55 capacious rooms. Our living room had its own bar and, if you brought the kids, there’s another bedroom available right next door. The bedroom’s décor was a melody of pale blue and crisp white, cozy seating, colorful rugs, vintage photographs and objet d’art. The sleek bathrooms proved big enough for the whole family. We also had two expansive porches to call our own with bright orange hammocks to nap in, a lower terrace which we used to drink champagne on and watch the sun take its last fiery dip into the horizon and a grass lawn that reminded us we weren’t floating on a cloud. This was an elegant, curated and memorable moment.

Everything is Perfect Why not plan your activities in Anguilla ahead of time, because the secret is out the sailing here is yar and the winds are heaven-sent. Rent a catamaran and tell the captain to sail around the island and soak up the scenery. Don’t want to duck when the crew yells fore? Rent a cabin cruiser and go swimming and snorkeling in the picturesque coves and caves. The jagged cliffs turn gold in the sun and the reefs are swarming with fish. Watch the pelicans swoop down to snatch their lunch and, when you’re hungry, tell the captain to put down the anchor at one of the charming water side restraints. At the Malliouhana there are two fresh water infinity pools, one for laps another for lounging with a piña colada as you bask in the sunshine. Dramatic black and white stripped cabanas are poolside for those who prefer the shade. Want privacy? The hotel has its on beach that looks like a fantasy postcard. The pool boy will set up your chaise lounge and bring the hotel’s signature orange towels and a yellow umbrella to nap under as the waves lull you to sleep. The staff at the Malliouhana likes to say, “Everything is perfect.” And I whole-heartedly I agree. Upper Lobby of Malliouhana

Malliouhana Hotel, Anguilla

Sanibel Moorings, located on Sanibel Island, Florida, has an amazing vacation waiting for you! From a romantic wedding, an unexpected getaway to a fun-filled escape for the whole family, our island playground is the perfect setting for making Sanibel Moorings, located on Sanibel Island, Florida, has an amazing vacation waiting for you! From a romantic wedding, each moment unforgettable. With a wide variety of activities and our world famous shelling beach just steps from your door, an unexpected getaway to a fun-filled escape for the whole family, our island playground is the perfect setting for making this is your ideal Sanibel Resort. each moment unforgettable. With a wide variety of activities and our world famous shelling beach just steps from your door, this is your ideal Sanibel Resort. Sanibel Moorings’ breathtaking location directly on the Gulf of Mexico, boasts luxurious resort condominiums, a wide stretch of private shell covered beach, enchanting certified botanical gardens, boat dockage, canoeing and kayaking, tennis and Sanibel Moorings’ breathtaking location directly on the Gulf of Mexico, boasts luxurious resort condominiums, a wide stretch more to create memories as plentiful as the sands. Our fully furnished 1, 2 and 3 bedroom vacation rental condo suites have of private shell covered beach, enchanting certified botanical gardens, boat dockage, canoeing and kayaking, tennis and all the advantages of a private home with living rooms, dining areas, full, completely equipped kitchens more to create memories as plentiful as the sands. Our fully furnished 1, 2 and 3 bedroom vacation rental condo suites have and large, private screened lanais. all the advantages of a private home with living rooms, dining areas, full, completely equipped kitchens and large, private screened lanais.

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Hotel Villa Cora

By Jennifer James Clark Pelaez



estled in the verdant Tuscan countryside, on the rolling hills bordering the historical center of Florence, Hotel Villa Cora evokes the spirit, grandeur, and glamour of the resplendent Renaissance. A magical marriage of style and history, this 19th-century aristocratic residence was built in the late 1860s by German financier, Baron Oppenheim, and subsequently turned into a luxury hotel. Having hosted dignitaries, artists, and international guests of great importance, such as the wife of Napoleon III, and Russian composer Tchaikovsky, among many, it quickly became a watering hole of the rich and famous. Situated inside a centuries-old park overlooking the Boboli Gardens, it is the perfect setting from which to explore the countryside or become immersed in the culture and history of the region. As a Relais

& Chateaux member, Villa Cora has certainly earned the reputation as one of the most captivating villa hotels in all of Florence. Gleaming in pale pinkish peach hues, Hotel Villa Cora stands as an intriguing fusion of Italian glam with global influences. Its decor can be described as an elegant eclecticism of styles from different periods intermingled with a more traditional neoclassical Florentine design. Its opulent interiors are certainly reminiscent of the Renaissance, however in function and comfort, thanks to an extensive renovation, it has kept up with the times while conserving its original architectural character. Villa Cora boasts 46 spacious rooms and suites, divided into the main villa and in two adjacent buildings. The decor and amenities are everything you would expect at a top-notch hotel, such as Carrara marbled bathrooms and all the European comforts one could hope for including an exclusive assortment of beauty products by Annick Goutal. After lounging in the beautiful accommodations, stroll through the pristine grounds and take in the

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delicate floral perfume of the surrounding gardens. After, luxuriate in the magnificent heated outdoor pool, the only one in Florence, which is also open all year round. Afterwards, enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the rooftop terrace while sipping a delicious cocktail. When it comes to savory five-star quality dining, for which Tuscany is so well known for, the two on-site restaurants serve up a unique gastronomic experience with delectable seasonal dishes that will not disappoint. Whether you spend your days relaxing at the spa and pool or exploring the nearby attractions and cuisine, Villa Cora will surely offer a haven of peace and tranquility amid a marvelous backdrop.


Nun Assisi

By Kristen James Clark Oliveri


Old World Charm Meets New World Elegance


ucked away in the small town of Assisi lies the elegant boutique hotel known as Nun Assisi Relais & Spa Museum. This boutique hotel boasts only 18 rooms, each elegantly executed with historically-themed furniture, inspired by the restoration of the St. Catherine monastery, built in 1275 to house Benedictine nuns. There are a variety of sleeping accommodations to choose from—basic bedrooms to suites to large scaled suites perfect for entertaining. One such example is the Privilege Suite—with stone walls that date back to the 1200s—that exemplifies the medieval essence of the town and hotel. Each suite is also designed with the most modern of technical innovations as well as amenities such as guests being able to choose from several custom wellness treatments and the utilization of two hydro massage swimming pools. When guests arrive at the hotel, they have the ability to custom order their furniture to suit their every aesthetic need. The pieces are designed by local artisans to make sure not only does the guest have a very traditional experience, but that the design is also infused with a modern touch. 136 • Resident • March 2016

Additionally, run in conjunction with the hotel, is the Nun Spa Museum that takes the spa expereince to an entire new level. The building itself is crafted to resemble an ancient museum that offers a most unusual treatment experience known as the Nun Path (Tepidarium, Caldarium, Sudatorium, Frigidarium). Beyond all the typical spa amenities, the property includes a Jacuzzi, a multi-massage pool and a tea room. One of its most intriguing features is the 1st century BC limestone pillars that are the base of the spa’s structure that surrounds the pool—the spa’s tranquil center. Treatments can be tailored for the guest’s individual needs and

they offer a variety of packages such as the “Breath of Wellness” that includes a night in a double room, breakfast, access to the Nun Path as well as a proenergy body massage. The hotel’s food and beverage program also coincides perfectly with the traditional atmosphere of the property. Guests of the hotel can dine at Osteria Gourmet featuring the local Umbrian cuisine. The kitchen’s philosophy is to source only the freshest ingredients from small, local farmers and each dish, whether it be a pasta dish, a baked goods or an ice cream for dessert, is made in-house daily.

To Know Lidia Tivichi is to Love Her.

another body part) or a story, which is one of the reasons that her clients keep coming back. Now she has her own posh Park Avenue skincare boutique, Maris Dusan by Lidia Tivichi, where Tivichi and a handful of handpicked aestheticians offer trademark facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, body treatments, waxing, and eyebrow shaping in a serene, garden level sanctuary.

The Waxer with a Wait List Actress Gwyneth Paltow has said that she wants to clone this Romanian-born esthetician, and it is easy to understand why. She is part-esthetician, part-therapist, partspiritual healer, part-chemist and part-confidante. Tivichi is both the jack and the master of all these trades. With a celebrity following that reads like a post-Oscar night red carpet rundown, Tivichi remains humble, earnest and grateful. She never forgets a face (or

When Lidia Tivichi tells you she’ll squeeze you in when she opens at 6AM, you make sure you’re there at 5:59. This Romanian blonde dynamo has a clientele that runs the gamut from top magazine editors to celebrities to the Upper East Side types you’d see on Gossip Girl, with plenty of Manhattan moms and regular everyday girls thrown into the mix. After her warp-speed waxing, she’ll apply a soothing customized concoction of aloe vera gel, zinc oxide, and camphor, leaving it on to be washed off at home if the client’s skin is red and irritated.

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3 Shows Worth Seeing

By Barry Bassis

2 COMEDIES & A MUSICAL Noises Off, Clever Little Lies and School of Rock Noises Off


ichael Frayn’s 1982 backstage farce Noises Off is being revived by Roundabout at the American Airlines Theater with an English director, Jeremy Herrin, and an American cast. They are an unusually talented group with excellent comic timing.

too much of a good thing. As Polonius observed in “Hamlet,” “brevity is the soul of wit.”

School of Rock Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock marks the composer’s return to Broadway with witty lyrics by Glenn Slater. This musical version of the

The farce starts with a road company rehearsing a sex comedy titled Nothing On. The second act takes place a month later and shows the action backstage, where there are all kinds of romances and intrigues among the cast members and director. The tour ends in Act III, when during the performance, pandemonium breaks loose. The wonderful Andrea Martin is an actress playing a housekeeper, who keeps forgetting what to do with a telephone and a plate of sardines. Campbell Scott is the director trying to whip a second-rate cast up to snuff and occasionally develops interests beyond those of the script. The one who has “nothing on” (but her lingerie) is the scatterbrained actress played by Megan Hilty. Daniel Davis is an eloquent actor in search of alcohol. Jeremy Shamos has trouble with doors and a tendency to develop nosebleeds. The stage hands are played by the graceful Rob McClure and Tracee Chimo. Though Noises Off is frequently hilarious, it’s perhaps

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The adaptation is handled with taste with the script written by Julian Fellowes, and directed by Laurence Connor, with colorful sets and costumes by Anna Louizos, and choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter. The kids are cute and the songs are catchy. My only objection is that the volume is cranked up too high on the rock numbers. Other than that reservation, this fine entertainment is suitable for youngsters. Alex Brightman is terrific in the Jack Black role and Sierra Boggess is a delight as always, especially when she gets to sing.

Clever Little Lies I caught one of the last performances at the Westside Theater of this comedy by Joe DiPietro. The action starts in the locker room of a gym, where a father named Bill and his married son Billy have just finished playing a game of tennis. The son has a new baby but reveals he is having an affair with a young trainer at the gym.

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The centerpiece of the play takes place at the suburban home of the parents, Bill and Alice, where they are entertaining Billy and his wife Jane while their baby is heard in the background.

The plot concerns a slacker named Dewey, who talks his way into teaching a private school class. He manages to turn the kids into rock musicians. Dewey eventually warms the heart of the starchy principal and wins over the protective parents.

The take-charge Alice, who ultimately has revelations of her own, is delightfully played by Marlo Thomas. Gregg Mullavey is very funny as the bewildered Bill. George Merrick and Kate Wetherhead have their moments to shine as well. Skillfully directed by David Saint, Clever Little Lies is similar to a sitcom, but executed to perfection.

Top Left: The New Broadway Company of NOISES OFF at Roundabout Theatre Company photo by Jenny Anderson, 2015 Middle: Clever Little Lies Cast Bottom Left: Alex Brightman and the kids of School of Rock the Musical. Photo by Matthew Murphy



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t’s likely that someone in your life is a Dancing With the Stars fan, and would love to speak personally with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, Tony Dovolani or Rumer Willis from the show. And now they can, by downloading the “Skoozi” app “At some point in our lives, most of us have wished we could communicate directly with our favorite star, athlete, singer or business professional, but it has been virtually impossible to do so,” Skoozi CEO Lee Davis says. “Even if you purchased a ticket to an event where the celebrity is performing, the chances of having a quality interaction have been slim. Skoozi changes that and makes personal, meaningful interactions possible.” The user-friendly app allows you to create a personalized account and then choose the star you’d like to chat with. You can either choose to live-video chat, if that star is online, and speak face-to-face with them, or request a recorded message, such as a birthday, anniversary, or graduation greeting. Stars can opt to allow their chats to go public, in which case users are provided with a copy of their video to post on social media and be the envy of their friends.

auction items, and stars listed with Skoozi have the ability to donate all or a portion of their rates to the charity of their choosing, so the app is also a great way to give back. The idea was the brainchild of former NFL player Dennis Roland, a partner in Skoozi. As a pro athlete, Roland often got requests from fans wanting him to wish happy birthday to their son or friend. Roland is shy, and didn’t know how to respond. “He talked to some other teammates, and they were having the same kind of issues,” Davis says. Davis’s nephew, Michael McCluney, had prior experience with apps, and the three of them launched the service last December. The app is free to download, and you can go to a celebrity’s profile and see previous videos that they have done, so the site can be a destination, even if you are not ready to make a purchase, and users can request to speak to a star. Each star sets his or her own rates, and those can fluctuate. As for the app’s name, Davis explained that all three founders being Southern gentlemen, if they were to approach a celebrity, the first thing they would say is “Excuse me,” and the name is a play on the Italian “scusi.”

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