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ne of the best seasons of the year is fall and with the gorgeous Indian summer weather we have had the pleasure of enjoying an extended summer.

For this issue we feature the very best of fall. Just on the heels of New York Fashion Week we showcased top beauty trends spotted backstage along with highlights from some of our favorite catwalks of up and coming designers and trendsetters who are making a splash. One of the highlights of October is the illustrious Hamptons International Film Festival- be sure to catch our guide for the not-to-be-missed premieres and parties. We also had the privilege to get up close and personal with the dynamic and inspirational Daymond Johnson- one of our favorite sharks on Shark Tank. Daymond opened up on his battle with cancer as well as his true life rags to riches story that started with a $40 investment that grew into a multi billion dollar game changing fashion entity. His infectious entrepreneurial spirit is truly motivating and this month he speaks openly and honestly about his journey, learning from his mistakes along the way, as well as his personal perseverance and fortitude. With fall comes the bounty of gastronomic options and we explored the city and beyond for the best new restaurant openings that will have you salivating. October is one of the best times to travel and we highlighted our favorite weekend getaways to exotic locales. We explored the eternally chic Cabo San Lucas, historic Santo Domingo, trendy Seattle, and the sunny coastal towns of South Florida from Key West to the Palm Coast. The unspoiled and timeless beauty of the Galapagos Islands served as a backdrop to this month’s fashion shoot with Mariana Downing. Sailing aboard the luxurious and eco-friendly Galapagos Legend we ventured to the far Eastern region of the Galapagos archipelago this month for our cover shoot. We found dramatic landscapes with red sand beaches, jagged black lava walls and cliffs that were home to indigenous species of marine and bird life not found anywhere else in the world. This was a true testament to the power of nature and the evolution of life. Giant tortoises as well as sea lions and marine iguanas all happily posed in our shoot as we visited their home. Fall is a time of harvesting what we have worked for during the year, so take the time to enjoy the pleasures of the season.



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MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS My name is Eduardo Aguirre and I am a photographer living in the beautiful city of Miami. I came to the United States from Peru over 30 years ago. I started photography a few short years ago as a hobby as most photographers do, taking pictures of landscapes, nature, sunrises, sunsets, etc. After doing this for about a year, my enthusiasm quickly evolved and manifested into shooting portraits, fashion and swimwear. I find myself working endless hours perfecting my craft. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would be experiencing all of the wonderful opportunities to collaborate with highly talented individuals. I am so grateful to so many for helping me achieve my success. If you love what you do and you’re passionate about it, never give up.

Gabriel Pazmiño is a professional photographer with over 10 years of experience in photography, predominantly in fashion, advertising and publishing. He is considered one of the most influential photographers in fashion and advertising in Buenos Aires, and he was recognized as one of the best photographers of the prestigious international conference Photoplus held at the Jacon Javits Convention Center in New York City. Gabriel has worked independently and has contributed to several national and international publications, such as: Hola, Cosas, Abordo de Tame in Ecuador, and In Polis Art in Portugal. Gabriel has also participated in several advertising campaigns with prestigious companies and brands such as: Coca Cola, ADIDAS, Reebok, Avon, Dove, and more.Gabriel Pazmiño stands out from his peers with his technical expertise of mastering the image with sophisticated and innovative lighting and a talented eye.

Udo Spreitzenbarth is an international fashion, beauty and art photographer. He was born in Germany and resides in New York City. Growing up in Germany, Udo developed an interest for photography, fashion and modeling early on. It was during his architecture studies when Udo realized his passion for being behind the camera. After being only one year in New York City, he photographed his first billboard campaign that landed on a screen in Times Square. His editorial work has been featured in international issues of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and many more. Udo has worked with numerous celebrities such as Meg Ryan, Tyra Banks, John Legend, Salma Hayek, Usher and The Beach Boys, just to mention a few. His art photography has received international acclaim with a successful series of solo exhibitions in New York, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Beijing. | Instagram: @udophotography

Fashion is a crowded industry, and it takes a lot to stand out. With that being said, Celebrity Stylist TyRon Mayes has worked for two decades at the top of the fashion industry. After officially launching his career with the late world renown photographer, Francesco Scavullo, Mayes styled approximately 120 high fashion covers including: Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Arise, West East, And Men and our cover story featuring Jessica Pimentel. Known as “The Super Stylist”, Ty-Ron styled celebrities such as: Tyra Banks, Mariah Carey, Eminem, Iman, Diane Kruger, Heidi Klum, Tyson Beckford, Michelle Rodriguez, Kyle McLaughlin, Ian Somerhalder, Megan Fox, Elle MacPherson, Oprah Winfrey and many more. He left his mark on ads for Saks Fifth Avenue, Maybelline, Iman, Miss Clairol, Dark and Lovely and the coveted Guess Campaign. Mayes was personally asked by Executive Producer, Tyra Banks, to join her hit television show America’s Next Top Model as the Fashion Consultant and Stylist to Banks for Cycle 20, in which, he conceptualized and styled 39 on-camera looks and then became the First Lead Wardrobe Stylist to America’s Next Top Model Cycle 21 creating 140 looks for the show and styled the finale fashion show. This position came with several on-camera appearances. Ty-Ron Mayes has become a highly sought after fashion personality and a front row fixture at New York Fashion Week. His drive to create beautiful fashion statements for his clients has resulted in Mayes penning his first book, which will be based on his philosophies and techniques in fashion. Follow Mayes on Instagram @ stylisttyronmayes

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Young people of all ages are flocking to two important plays on Broadway. You should see them both before the new season debuts on the Great White Way.

DEAR EVAN Kingsman, HANSEN American Assassin & Wind River Mother!, The Awards outstarring 9 nominations and 6 Tony’s to Dear My Tony top movie pickhanded is Mother! Jennifer Lawrence who said, “theEvan peoHansen including and Best Actor in alike, musical for Bendespise Platt for ple who love it Best loveMusical it, the people who don’t absolutely it.” his moving highpremiere, school senior struggling with director social anxiety. During theperformance films RadioasCity Lawrence’s lover, Darren This upliftingtold show useFranklin of socialand media Aronofsky the also film’saddresses producerthe Scott stemby cellmillenials. guru, Dr. Platt, who is best known“Iforhad his writer’s movie Pitch said, you “I have always had Christopher Calapai, blockPerfect and what guys are about totostruggle withthrowing anxiety, up andonasmy a proud Jew,Guests that’s not a surprising see is me laptop.” at the premierething”. included Emma Stone, Matthew Rhys, art advisor Kenny Ackerman, travel expert Valery ORWELL’S Jour and rocker GEORGE 1984 Patti Smith who performed after the film. Other movies you want to seeof this month include Elizabeth Jeremy This avant-garde staging George Orwell’s book, 1984 isOlsen both aand shocking Renner in the brilliantly acted Wind River, that has a surprise worth waiting and scary look at what a totalitarian future would look like. Reed Birney, for, won the fun spy spoof Kingsman: Golden Circlea breakthrough with Julianne Moore, Halle who a Tony for Best Actor inThe a Play, gives and graphic Berry, Colin Firth and Taron Egerton and new action star Dylan O’Brien performance in this powerful show. Reed said, “Other adaptations have re-in the riveting American Assassin. duced the book to its plot, what I think is remarkable about our show is how it disorientates you. This production is attempting to capture what the book Terrence Howard’s Empire does to the reader.” Birney’s costar model-actress Olivia Wilde stunned the Empire star confided, “this show“Ifis you the fall gravy To audience withTerrence a rivetingHoward and nuanced performance. off train.” a horse, date, Howard has raked in $10 million for the show. During a party for the you get back up. I am not a quitter” adding, “even if I’m left high and dry at artist Expo Chicago, given by worldfeeling.” It Girl Isabelle the endChristo of this at wild journey, Just taking it isarta great Bravo toBscher’s them Galerie Gmurzynska he said “I am filming Season 4 right now and the show both! will keep going for at least another five years.” Howard told Bscher, “I was born inHAMPTON’S Chicago and I movedBEST back to do the series. It’s a lot of fun joking THE EVENTS around with Taraji (Henson) and Gabourey (Sidibe) on the set.” He also East Hampton Library Authors Night revealed that he was making sculptures using glass, light and geometry to Hilaria and Alec Baldwin co-chaired the East Hampton Library Authors create small and large-scale works. As Howard showed pictures of his pieces Night, the premier literary event on the East End. Over 100 writers signed on his iPhone to Bscher he said, “I started making art when I was three but their books, including, Alan Alda, Jessica Seinfeld, Dick Cavett and Repubbegan this series four years ago.” When asked if his fans would see his sculplican pundit Ann Coulter and ABC anchor Elizabeth Vargas who talked tures in the show he said, “no, because everything that goes on the show about her struggles in her new book Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and ends up being owned by the show and these are my babies.” Addiction. Also in the mix were Motherhood is a B#tch! author Lyss Stern and Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs who catered the Author’s dinners.

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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin @ Authors Night

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Alexandra Milicevic and Dr. Kenneth Mark @Shiva Southampton Negar Hospital

Terrence Howard and Isabelle Bscher @ Galerie Gmurzynska Karolina Kurkova @ Parrish Art Museum

50 Most Powerful Women Anna Wintour, Tory Burch, Mayor de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray and Southampton Hospital Douglas Elliman’s CEO Dottie Herman were among those honored at Good Day NY co-host Greg Kelly emceed the Southampton Hospital’s 59th Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women Luncheon. Also on the 2017 list was SecSummer party. The benefit was chaired by Marigay McKee, Bill Ford, Georretary to Governor Cuomo, Melissa DeRosa who joked to the audience that gina Bloomberg, Terrence McNally and Tom Kirdahy. The night raised “you simply can’t have it all, people tell me I need to have a baby but I can’t

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have a baby and be the Secretary to the Governor. If you think I can, you haven’t met Governor Cuomo!” Dottie was also spotted at the Forbes Philanthropy Summit with Warren Buffet and Matt Damon.

Art Students League The Art Student League of New York, whose alumni and teachers include Norman Rockwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, opened a new exhibition at their gallery on West 57th. The show included the work of several teachers including satirical painter Robert Cenedella, who showed his controversial painting Pence On Earth, which depicts Vice President Mike Pence dressed as the Pope. Other artists in the show include Sharon Sprung and Knox Martin.

Cirque du Soleil & Shea Arender

Jill Zarin and Dottie Herman

Shea Arender and Teresa Guidice

Cirque du Soleil performed to Shea Arender’s Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra at the opening of Richard MacDonald’s exhibition of sculptures at his eponymously named gallery in Las Vegas. The artist modeled the works after the acrobatic stars and their iconic shows including, “O” and “Michael Jackson ONE.” The dancers did their jaw dropping routines around the pieces, some of which are 15 ft. tall. Arender has brought back The Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra to the strip for a series of concerts after a 10-year sabbatical. They have performed with such legends as Barry Manilow and Engelbert Humperdinck since it was founded in the 80’s.

DASSAI & Sushi by Bou

Brandon Freid, Maria Sharapova and Hank Freid @ Sanctuary Hotel

Arthur Aidala and Megyn Kelly

DASSAI sake owner, Hiroshi Sakurai, kicked off World Sake Day with a toast to UNESCO, which protects the rice fields where the sake originates. Three hundred guests, many in kimonos, sampled the different varieties of DASSAI at Haven Rooftop in Brandon and Hank Freid’s Sanctuary Hotel before going downstairs to Sushi by Bou to try the critically acclaimed omakase menu by chef David Boudahana. Fans of the chef include the rapper NAS and Italy’s number 1 ranked tennis player, Fabio Fognini.

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine City Harvest and Brody’s Catering owners, Liz and Chef Adam Woldman, celebrated the first anniversary of their partnership with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine. The corporate catering company has donated 30,000 bagels for the organization to distribute to the homeless. Brody’s, who works with HBO and Goldman Sachs, also makes weekly donations to Liberty Church and God’s Love We Deliver, whose guiding lights are Michael Kors and Blaine Trump.

Lawrence Taylor & 50 Cent’s lawyers

Jean Shafiroff and Alex Donner @ Southampton Animal Shelter

Michael Kors and Kate Hudson @ God’s Love We Deliver

Arthur Aidala and NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor had a reunion at the Nike store in Soho during a party to celebrate Giants star Odell Beckhman Jr. signing a $25 million five-year endorsement deal with Nike, which is their most expensive shoe deal in history. Aidala, who successfully defended Taylor in the infamous sexual assault case in 2010, talked about the upcoming football season with the football legend as well as Aidala’s work for the Detective Rafael Ramous Foundation named after the assassinated policeman. Odell playfully donned Taylor’s #56 Giants jersey explaining to Aidala and Mark Lepselter that Taylor was his idol. | 21


Douglas Elliman’s Dottie Herman @ Parrish Art Museum

Lauren Bush Lauren, Laura Frere-Schmidt and Amy Keller Laird @ FEED

Beth Stern and Alex Donner @ American Humane Society


$1.5 million to support the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Guests included Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary Ross, Howard Lorber, Dr. Kenneth Mark and hospital heads Robert Chaloner and Steve Bernstein. Auction items included a pair of diamond earrings from designer Lisa Jackson’s store LJ Cross. southamptoshospital.


Parrish Art Museum

Philanthropist Agnes Gund and video artist Clifford Ross were honored at the Parrish Art Museum’s annual Midsummer Party. The Parrish’s director, Terrie Sultan, announced a $500K gift from Gund for the Dorothy Lichtenstein ArtsReach Fund. Attendees included Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, designer Geoffrey Bradfield and Karolina Kurkova. The night featured, a spectacular installation by Ross titled “Light | Waves”. Jean Shafiroff and Carolyn Maloney @ Southampton Animal Shelter

on his newest invention “Photo Butler” Chuck Scarborough served as the Master of Ceremonies for The SouthSouthampton Animal Shelter

ByUnconditional George WayneLove gala. The night honored Sony ampton Animal Shelter’s Schotland and Jean Shafiroff. Board President Jonathan McCann greeted Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Martin Shafiroff, Beth Stern, John Catsimatidis, Jill Rappaport, Dr. Christopher Calapai and animal advocate Leesa Rowland and Larry Wohl. Anne Hearst and Beth Shak, who brought her Instagram star pup Mila, also supported the Shelter.

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Robert Wilson and Audrey Gruss @ Walk of Hope


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Guild Hall Summer Gala

Avedon Avedon’s America, the brilliant by the ‘’I believe the twoshow greatest giftslate youphotographer can give are Richard Avedon, was featured during Guild Hall’s summer love and laughter,’’ is very muchgala. his Caroline, personal William, Michael, and Matthew Avedon all came.that Theday dinner at the home mantra and he exhibits in and day out. of Lucy and Steven Cookson honored Bonnie Lautenberg and featured DJ Already recognized by the influential Forbes QuestLove who kept Priyanka Chopra, Eric Fischl & April Gornik, Richard magazine as one of the Top 100 Dealmakers in & Florence Fabricant, Russian Instagram sensation Valery Jour and Guild the world, you would never know it after spending Hall’s savvy new director, Andrea Grover taping their toes.

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some time with this visionary because he never flouts all the usual characteristics associated with FEED the typical big shot mogul. These days, the genius Ashley and Sharon Bush were among those dancing to a reggae band tech titan to is celebrate focused the on 10th Photo Butler, his around a bonfire in the Hamptons anniversary of latest Lauinvention. Photo Butler is an app with which he ren Bush Lauren’s FEED organization that has provided over 10 million life intends to re-invent the social media revolution. saving meals around the world. The event also kicked off the “Run 10 FEED And in heNYC recently sat with the17th writer to talk up his 10” race that will take place on September to fight domestic newest baby. hunger. | 27 21


GEORGE WAYNE -Talk about the origins, the early ideas, notion, for this new App creation Photo Butler. ANDY GOLDFARB: I started Photo Butler because I believe the two greatest gifts you can give are love and laughter.

GW - Which is a great mantra to have and support – the gift of love and laughter. But how is Photo Butler a game changer in the world of social media applications? AG – We are changing the way the world shares memories.

GW - In what way? AG – We give you instant, automatic private photo sharing and there is no one else that can do this but Photo Butler. And so what we enable you to do is to set up a stream for an event and ‘’automagically’’ the photos are shown. So basically, it takes three seconds to take a smartphone photo and forty seconds to post it. And I believe that people are so busy texting and sharing that they are actually missing the real moment, so I want people to really absorb the moment, the memories wherever they may be with this App. Simply meaning that with Photo Butler the minute you take an image it is ‘’automagically’’ shared with your very select chosen group. So I want you to be able to share the memories and the love and the laughter and all the mundane moments free of distraction. So I want you to be able to share the memories and the connective essence without being distracted. Texting photos is so 2016.

GW - So Photo Butler is the future. AG- Yes! What we have done is unique. So, for instance, say you are at a wedding where a hundred guests can take up to one thousand photos and all the guests have joined on to Photo Butler then document the event for a life time of memories. You download the Photo Butler and

tap in the given code and it’s as easy as that. One of the first huge events where we launched Photo Butler was the Pan Mass Challenge which is the largest athletic cancer charity event in the country. Over three days, 5,000 riders downloaded Photo Butler and were able to share their memories without the distraction of texting and posting. Once you do that — you will never again have to say text me a photo or can you take an image with my phone because all the images are shared amongst everyone. Being in the stream enables you to be fully present in ways like never before. And these images are only shared amongst all the people invited say to a wedding or maybe it’s a charity event weekend. It’s all shared ‘’automagically’.’

instance, a band could use the Photo Butler backstage behind the scenes and share with their fan base in that context. What is more, we also have unique algorithms that sort through each and every photo to make sure the quality is pitch perfect. We analyze almost two hundred pieces of data for every photo so that every image is as photo perfect as possible. Photo Butler also allows us to customize the algorithms to provide more featured content. So, for instance, for the Pan Mass Challenge users wanted to highlight finish line photos or celebration photos and we were able to adjust the algorithms to provide that featured content. At the end of the day there is no question that Photo Butler will help enhance your social media presence.

GW - And the launch was when?

GW - How did this idea come about ? Was it a brain storm session with a group of tech geeks over herbal tea?

AG – We launched quietly in March and the broad launch was in New York this past Fashion Week. And we already have thousands of users.

GW - So it is event specific.

AG – No. The idea was actually mine. I came up with it. I have been doing this for twenty years and it comes from my heart. I have been documenting my family for twenty years and then it dawned on me that I needed to give everyone their own Photo Butler. It was my daughter Lucy who insisted I call it Photo Butler and so I bought the domain name. I then wrote the business plan and assembled the team to create it. I have investments in over 150 companies and I recruited the best minds from all those companies to help create Photo Butler. Seventy percent of the team I assembled have worked together before and this is what we have created. We built this App because we want to change the way the world shares memories.

AG – Yes, for the most part, but no event is too big or too small. It may be a dinner with three friends or it may be a beach party for three hundred. Whatever the event, this App allows you to truly enjoy the moment and collect the photo memories like never before. And so now the next effort is to work with bands and brands to better allow them to enable their audiences to have authentic user generated content. For

GW - And there is no doubt in my mind that you will Andy Goldfarb! GW completely and enthusiastically supports the notion that you are the coolest and smartest and nicest under-theradar tech titan genius in America. And the world will come to know your name and acknowledge your particular genius and gifts to mankind in short order.

GW- And yet I will ask once again do we really need another App to crowd my Smartphone? AG – This is unique – as I said – because it is the only way to ‘’automagically’’ share photos to a vast controlled group and with immediate impact. There are a lot of other ways of sharing and they are all very manual. Photo Butler is unique for that one reason. Photos are not manually posted and it is far more seamless than any other App out there. | 23




RADIATES By Melissa Kassis


n September 27th, renowned family law attorney Karolina Dehnhard hosted the first of several exclusive “Breakfast with Betty Liu” events at the Budd Larner office in Short Hills, NJ. Over 40 top business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs came out to hear Betty Liu, Bloomberg TV Anchor, Founder and CEO of Radiate, share the story of her broadcast career and lessons learned. They were given a sneak peek of the new website launching this fall. Resident Magazine sat down with Betty Liu after her speech for a 1:1 interview.

First, please give us the background how you came up with the idea for Radiate? The idea of Radiate started with my best-selling book Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need To Know to Get Ahead a couple of years ago. I felt there was an opportunity to create a new platform to bring Executive Education, which to the help of Visionary Members, like Karolina providing the vision and “true north” for your has traditionally been reserved for the C-Suite, Dehnhard, we’ve been able to get positive company. We just had Casper’s CEO Philip to everyone. After getting the OK from Michael feedback on our product over the past couple of Krim join Radiate and he said one of the things Bloomberg to pursue this entrepreneurial months and we are excited to show it to everyone. he implemented early on was the “no a—holes” rule. He wanted only “good people” working endeavor while staying on as an anchor at at Casper. And the more you grow, the more Who are some of the 100+ CEO and Industry Bloomberg TV, I started this company 18 months important it is to do an audit of your culture every Titans that you’ve interviewed so far for ago. Radiate is a question and answer website ocial media influencer Avanti Gupta, a leader in the new she boasts 23.9k followers. will now Are find you Gupta’s year or fewThose years.followers To ask yourself: still Radiate? focused on developing the next generation of generation of “It” Girl trendsetters, has launched a beautiful talents, interests, and top picks for the good life all in one place: staying true to it? I’ve been really fortunate that so many people leaders –we’re totally reimagining the way we new website for stylish women everywhere. Hershare more have signed on to help their expert advice develop people into leaders. than 23K Instagram fans already with knowothers. GuptaWe’ve as a go-to expert Tim Armstrong What was it like to tell your own personal interviewed on today all things fashion entertainment. they have one more So just how did Gupta her impeccable tastehard and amass Steve Schwarzman (Blackstone), Jonathan storyrefine of your career and worksuch to So what is Radiate as you getand ready to (Oath),Now outlet to peruse her fabulous looks and glamorous adventures. a loyal following? It all started when her taste for fashion brought Tisch (Loews Hotels & Co.) and Earvin “Magic” launch Radiate with your “Breakfast with launch your website? offers glimpsetointo thea social her to New YorkBetty City, where she attended name few. media Liu” event series?the prestigious Parsons Radiate’s mission is to enable people to readers reach aJohnson personality’s life of beauty, travel, and high fashion as well as School of Design. Gupta has worked for Prada, Gabbana, It is incredibly rewarding for Dolce me to&be able to their full potential by harnessing the power of showcase Avanti’s work thus far. Ferragamo, Barneys, Lanvin, Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi. share with others the lessons I learned, and What advice would you give to other firstexpert advice. We offer insights and exclusive Avanti also worked with a top stylist and assisted on shoots and mistakes I made, along the way. I just celebrated time entrepreneurs who are just starting access through our collection of videos featuring With 7 years of expertise in the luxury fashion industry, Avanti content for Bally, Bergdorf Goodman, the New York Post, and my 10th work anniversary at Bloomberg and I’m out? Experts in leadership. Our Experts help people curates strong visual images and also works as an on-screen host Arabia. incredibly fortunate to be able to work for such a Culture is uber important. I learned a greater solve problems, gain perspectives and learn new with growing experience in creating video content. She currently great company and have Michael Bloomberg as appreciation for corporate culture since I started business skills. Users can sign up for a monthly with Jordan, commercials andculture Findisout more about Avanti and whatIt luxury fashion one of my mentors. is my hope thatand by lifestyle sharing Radiate. Afor strong corporate critical subscription to getcollaborates unlimited access to ourGill, ever-and Dornbaum is represented by Shirley Grant Management. Her social media experiences she is loving these days at my own experience learning the importance of in recruiting and retaining team members, growing video library of answers on all sorts of presence is strong and climbing, especially on Instagram, where | Instagram @avantigupta soft skills and taking the time to learn the skills differentiating yourself in the marketplace and leadership, productivity and soft skills. Thanks

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and mindset that it takes to be a leader, that I can inspire and share these lessons with others. I always learn a lot from being in a room with such driven and motivated people like the one Karolina Dehnhard organized for us today. As the Associate Publisher of Resident Magazine, I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Betty Liu to get a little more insight about who she is. I found her extremely relatable and incredibly creative. Whether she is interviewing the CEO of a company, a former president of the United States or having conversations with the moms from her sons’ school you find that she is so relatable, down to earth and compassionate about what others do which I feel truly adds to her success. In my interview Betty stated that life is too short to not be yourself. When asked about work-

life balance since Betty has twin thirteen-year-old boys and an incredible career that keeps growing by the minute, she responded, “There really isn’t true work-life balance. When you love what you do you don’t actually need work life balance. Because work is your life and life is your work. Liu stated that when you love what you do it gives you so much energy which makes you find the time and gives you even more time. When I asked her what is the biggest lesson her parents taught her is, she spoke about how the goals you have and success you want must be earned through hard work. The biggest lesson she will pass on to her boys is that she wants them to take risks and not let fear take over the pursuit to their happiness or goals in life. Be confident in life and don’t settle. I was so touched by the

comment because this is what I tell my son. Betty says take action and don’t let fear prevent you. At least if they fail they learn from it. Betty is so grateful and feels so connected to people as she shares her stories and is honored that people will share back with her. Hearing people give her advice throughout her life and people saying the right words in the right moment can truly change your life and that is what I know Radiate can do for so many people. As always, we like to ask what her favorite places are. She states one of her favorite restaurants in NYC is Per Se where she had a private dinner for Radiate with Chef Keller and loves Sumba, an island in eastern Indonesia. It truly impressed her with its gorgeous landscape and waves for surfing. What a great event with Betty Liu at Budd Larner and we are looking forward to her next chapters.

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By Deborah Gordon


here’s nothing better than a good love story like that shared by legendary designer Carmen Marc Valvo and brand President Christian Knaust, who first met when both were students at Parson’s. Now married, the couple celebrated their 25th anniversary together back in 2014 with a swanky soiree in the Hamptons. Helming an extremely successful fashion empire, Chris and Carmen spend most days working diligently together on the next creation. But, nights and down-time are mostly spent at one of their four fab abodes: A 200 year old villa near the Bosnian sea in Sweden, bequeathed by Christian’s family, a 40acre residence in Costa Rica, an apartment at the iconic Majestic on Central Park West -converted from two apartments, the dwelling encompasses an entire floor, and is a sculpture filled oasis with stunning views. The oceanfront Bridgehampton estate which also abuts the Mecox bay has been owned by the couple since 1988, and is a haven where the early risers love to kayak, swim and play in their garden. | 27


put a whole pig in, if you wanted to. It’s huge. We have 25 family members for 5 days for 4th of July every year, and we have to be able to cook and make sure we have enough space for everything. Carmen’s collections have become some of the most sought after among fashionistas of all shapes and sizes, and his designs have graced the frame of numerous celebs including Beyonce. But, Mr. Marc Valvo has his eye on adding actress Kate Blanchett to that list. The home recently served as the setting of a video shoot in preparation for the Carmen Marc Valvo New York Fashion Week runway show, which is always a coveted ticket. The beauty of the landscape provided inspiration for the line, which Carmen described as “kind of like barefoot on the beach, it’s very laid back and carefree- a sophisticated, dressed down elegance”.

C&C: Every part of the house is beautiful, we sit on the terrace outside of the pool house, which is elevated, and we have our lunches there usually, and it’s the same view that we fell in love with when we first saw the house. Every part of this house has a very unique quality. We love it. Because we are so close to the water, we couldn’t change the footprints, we were allowed to extend the kitchen, ever so slightly. It still has the same bones and ceiling as an old salt box, but with a few gables added and a few columns, a larger porch. It’s like a tiny jewel box - that’s what we call it - the greenhouse, the shade garden, the deck, the pool, the bay - it’s very, very magical.

Chris and Carmen regularly entertain at the home, hosting some charity events, but mostly family and close friends. As in all of the couple’s residences, the Bridgehampton home’s central hub is the kitchen, where guests are warmly welcomed and experience the culinary creations of the self described “chef and sous chef”. C&C: The chef’s kitchen is amazing, it’s very easy to cook in there, and it’s very well planned. We had the kitchen re-done and we ended up with 2 of everything basically, 2 freezers, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, 3 refrigerators, 4 ovens and 6 burners on a Viking stove, and a grill that you can basically

Prime examples of the adage “to whom much is given…”, Chris and Carmen espouse the tenet of giving back. Having survived colon cancer, Carmen is particularly committed to increasing awareness about the issue, but supports many philanthropic causes. CMV: The fashion industry to start off with, has always been very involved with women’s health issues, especially breast cancer, because it’s something that touches our customers so nearly and dearly, and it’s something that we see, and so as a fashion designer, doing exclusive collections to raise money for breast cancer research has always been important to me – my dad was

doctor, my mom was a nurse. “I was supposed to be a plastic surgeon…but that kind of needle and thread work was not in my DNA,” joked Carmen. (Ironically, Chris also initially planned to become a doctor.) I came out of the “cancer closet” through the help of Katie Couric. That was really hard for me, because I wasn’t expecting to share the story, but it was probably one of the most uplifting things I’ve ever done. It’s not breast cancer, it’s not colon cancer, it’s health in general. If we do research or funding for one, we may ultimately find the cure for another. Anything we can do to raise funds and awareness is beneficial to all humanity, and so it has really become one of my life’s goals. Education and conversation will ultimately allow us to win the battle. Travel aficionados, Chris Knaust and Carmen Marc Valvo have journeyed the world – Africa, Bora Bora, the Maldives – but always prefer to shelter at home, whether it be in Central America, Europe or New York. Their beautiful Bridgehampton home is a testament to their mutual love, respect and admiration for quality, craftsmanship, exquisite design, and above all, each other.

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Leads campaign for Inclusion of esports to paris 2024 olympics By Lillian langtry


ed Owen, the father of eSports, is close to seeing video gaming in the Olympics. Among the trailblazers of this multibillion dollar industry, Owen has been working toward this moment for two decades, with outlets like recognizing him as “a pioneer of the video gaming industry.” The potential introduction of eSports offers the Olympic Movement potential to fulfill its own Charter that “the practice of sport is a human right”. Whilst many Olympic sports favor young athletes who spend a lifetime preparing with a specialist regime in a national athletic organization, eSports offers a potential democratization and broader participation in being short-listed to participate. PlayAPI’s Ted Owen emphasized that, “whilst traditional athletic events may involve at most several hundred athletes being shortlisted for a particular event, eSports could potentially involve millions of individuals competing for a spot on their 2024 eSports national Olympic team”. Between 1993 and 2017, serial entrepreneur Owen initially financed several early stage companies in the video game industry such as 3DO and Spectrum Holobyte which gave an understanding of the complexities of the industry. Owen launched several groundbreaking ventures. Game Dealer (which became UGO) and Professional Interactive Entertainment which became Global Gaming League (GGL), the World’s first professional online gaming community. Among GGL’s achievements was to incorporate an eSports event into The Gravity Games and broadcast play-by-play coverage of the eSports scene and community through GGL’s media division, Epileptic Gaming (a precursor to Twitch), all aimed at making e-sports more accessible. As CEO, Owen made a name for himself leading to his latest endeavor - PlayAPI – which has the capability to create and maintain fair play between global eSports participants.

to the Olympics began over a decade ago when he had talks with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and then the Chinese government to introduce eSports to the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. Global Gaming League even held an Exhibition event prior to the Games. Although the idea was slow to catchon, the rapid rise in competitive gaming and popularity of eSports (some 680m streams of video games were watched in the past year alone), led officials on reflection to give credence to what Owen has been suggesting all along.

Owen’s campaign to bring competitive eSports

Ted Owen commented,“ eSports offers the Paris

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Olympics the ability to break new ground in becoming a truly global phenomenon in 2024. Handled correctly, eSports can provide a truly global, fair platform for everyone to compete in – what more could the IOC and Paris hope for in meeting the aspirations of the Olympic Charter ?” Owen’s influence on the largest entertainment form in the world both predicted and contributed to what is now the largest sport in the world: e-sports. He has again positioned himself as an entrepreneur to watch now and in the years leading up to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

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hen Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. divorce attorney at the Law Firm of Budd Larner and Susan Ascher, executive and life coach and CEO of The Ascher Group, an award winning national consulting firm, walk into the room, you immediately feel their energy, executive presence and authenticity. Master networkers, Karolina, renowned matrimonial attorney and Susan, a reinvention guru, both have helped their clients transition through divorce and career change to find their joy and passion in life and work.

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Karolina and Susan met when they happened to be on the same trip to the Cork region of Ireland as leading Women Entrepreneurs with a mission to identify three outstanding entrepreneurial women out of 100, Shark Tank style. And the rest is history. Friends, allies and business colleagues, Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. and Susan have forged a partnership to help women through this tough time in their lives. Karolina helps women navigate the difficult time of divorce, protect their assets, and deal

with the difficult, emotionally charged issues they encounter during this stressful time. Along with Karolina, Susan helps and empowers women on their journey of reinvention after divorce, widowhood or job loss.

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JORDAN FINE DIAMONDS Argyle Pink Diamond Mine By Bennett Marcus

comes with a certificate from the mine affirming its authenticity. Diamonds from Argyle are old. “You won’t find any fossils in the ore that they use to extract the diamonds,” Fine says. “The diamonds are over a billion years old. That’s before life existed.” Over the years, he has acquired a number of notable pink diamonds from this mine, including the 2.37ct Dauphine, the largest red diamond known to originate from one of their exclusive tender sales.

Natural Color Diamond Association Fine has been an active board member of the Natural Color Diamond Association since 2006, and has served as president.

The Pink Princess” from JFINE’s Argyle Diamond Halo collection


ink diamonds are very rare, representing only 1/10th of one percent of all the diamonds that come out of the ground. Pinks can go for $25,000 to $40,000 wholesale. In comparison, brown diamonds may cost a few thousand dollars per carat. “That’s the kind of pricing that pinks can fetch,” says Jordan Fine, one of the world’s foremost experts on natural color diamonds, and president of JFINE, a boutique firm specializing in these precious stones. “It’s almost unheard of in the industry.” Pink diamonds command huge premiums at auction, including the “Pink Star” diamond that famously fetched over $70 million this year.

JFINE’s accessibly priced pink diamonds Now, JFINE has made the highest quality pink diamonds available at accessible price points. “Not everybody can spend $10 or $20 million on a stone, so in this collection we have pieces that start at $1,500 retail,” says Fine. “We really wanted to make pink diamonds something that everybody could afford and make a part of their lives.”

J. Lo’s color diamonds Consumers have become more aware of colored stones, in part because of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, who received 6-carat pink diamond during

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her ill-fated engagement to Ben Affleck. JLo mended her broken heart later with a spectacular 14-carat blue diamond from former husband Marc Anthony.

London Jewelers The JFINE line is sold at a few select retailers around the country, including, in the New York region, London Jewelers Tappers Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, Barmakian Jewelers and Bitteridge “Now that we’re putting jewelry out there with these pink diamonds in them, a lot more people are adopting it for bridal, for special gifts, for anniversaries,” Fine says.

Responsibly mined in Australia JFINE’S color diamonds are not only beautiful and rare, they are also conflict-free, from Australia’s Argyle Diamond Mine, which produces 90% of the world’s pink diamonds. As an authorized Argyle partner, one of only a handful in the world, JFINE obtains its stones directly from them. “Provenance and social responsibility has been on consumers’ minds a lot, and the mine that we work with founded the Responsible Jewelry Council, and they’re in Australia, which means there’s not any conflict there,” Fine explains.

Certified Arglye diamonds Each Argyle diamond over 0.8 percent of a carat

He became a leading expert in the field by chance when, in 2000, he designed a web site for his wife’s father, an emerald dealer who had begun carrying color diamonds. Fine put up the site promoting the fancy color diamonds, and had the calls transferred to his office in Boston. “We just sat back and waited to see if anybody called, and the phone started ringing, and it got to the point where I realized that that could be more exciting for me than whatever I had been working on at the time.”


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PETER THOMAS ROTH Skincare Mogul & Jeweler By Bennett Marcus


ery few people are lucky enough to be able to turn their avocation into a business, and Peter Thomas Roth has done it twice, first with his namesake skincare line, and more recently with his fine jewelry.

Skin-product junkie While working in his father’s jewelry factory after graduating from Wharton, Roth spent evenings toying with skincare formulas - because he had always been plagued with acne and oily skin problems.“If you have issues with your skin you totally are a skin-product junkie, because it’s on the top of the list,” Roth says. “I was always going to the dermatologist, I was always getting facials, I had very active acne, so I just dived into it.” It made for long days, and was like working two jobs at once, he says.

1993 , A skin care company is born In 1993, he launched Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care, which produces all its anti-aging and anti-acne products using the highest quality ingredients at its own facilities in the U.S. “I started with other people making the products and I wasn’t getting what I wanted,” Roth says. “So we opened our own lab, manufacturing facility, and distribution center.”

Growth: Spas, Sephora, QVC, Hilton Hotels It quickly became popular at day spas, followed by luxury spa hotels, some owned by Marriott. “About 19 years ago, this guy said, ‘We’re opening up all these stores in the United States, it’s going to be called Sephora, and we want your brand,’” Roth says. They took all of the products. “So we’ve been in every Sephora in the United States, all doors, from the beginning, and still are.” The mega retailer also carries Peter Thomas Roth products in its stores in Canada, Mexico, Southeast Asia, and China, and will soon be in Sephora outlets in Brazil. Later, QVC came along, as did the cosmetics chain Ulta. About six years ago, Hilton signed an exclusive deal with the company, and you’ll find its products in all Hilton Hotel rooms in 80 countries.

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Instructional labels Roth was an innovator in labeling, the first to include information on what each product is for on each bottle and tube, in addition to listing the ingredients. “Before, most people relied on being sold to at a department store, where a person told you what to do,” he explains. “Which is really nice, except I never remembered what they told me. So I need to have it on the bottle.” This is now common practice throughout the industry.

Ribbon & Reed jewelry collection While running his ever-growing company, Roth spent his spare time at his father’s factory, dabbling in jewelry design. “Some people like to play golf

or tennis, or play cards, I don’t, so jewelry was my hobby.” His Ribbon & Reed collection, inspired by the Metropolitan Museum of art, where he spent many youthful hours, and where his father’s studio makes all the jewelry reproductions, debuted on QVC in 2016.In gold and silver, the line consists of classic, simple, modern pieces for women and men that will still look good in 20 years. “That was the goal, to just do clean and modern with a little kick of the past,” says Roth. “It’s for everybody. If someone gets it as a present as a teenager, they can still wear it in their 20s and 30s, and if someone is over 50, it looks great. It’s a nice, pretty, solid design. It took a long time to do that.”


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HEALTY TEETH, HAPPY TEETH Ask the expert, Dr. Sol By Tammy Mark


unning a bustling practice in the heart of New York City Dr. Sol Schwartzstein meets new faces on a daily basis. As a dentist specializing in cosmetics, implants and periodontics, and the founder of Central Park South Dental Arts, he aims to make sure everyone leaves with a bright and healthy smile. We caught him between patients to answer some questions about oral health, NYC and the real deal on flossing.

What do you love about dentistry and why did you choose this specialty? Dentistry is very satisfying, and this specialty is especially satisfying. Not only am I able to help people stay healthy, but, as with any type of cosmetic surgery, people are coming and asking you to change their lives. You can truly transform people’s lives from day one to day two - and they love you for it.

What’s important to know about periodontal health?

puter and more precise, with a smaller margin of error to help ensure an even better fit for our patients.

sonality, listens to what you have to say and can address your particular needs.

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best part is meeting the diverse people that Photos byThe Neilson Barnard I’m always excited about what we can do with visit the practice. I’ve made friends with of my dental implants. We are able to basically give you many longtime patients and get to help people a “third set” of teeth. Of course, if we could help from all walks of life you avoid that, you avoid that.

Favorite or most satisfying procedures that leave you and your patient with a smile? Bleaching - patients love that - and veneers. Full smile makeovers with implants -when it’s all done they have a brand new set of teeth, and that’s very satisfying for all.

What’s the biggest challenge and the best part of running a practice in the heart of New York City? There are thousands of dentists in NYC, so we work extra hard to stand out. As a patient, you have to find the one that connects with your per-

How do you keep fashionable while wearing scrubs all day?

Kind of like Superman in reverse – I rip my scrubs off and have my suit underneath - then I fly out at the end of the day and head back onto the streets of NYC. Dr. Sol is the founder of CPS Dental Arts 30 Central Park S, #12b, New York, NY 10019. (212) 558 - 9072

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If you don’t take good care of your gums, your teeth will be weak and compromised, but it’s much more vital than that - periodontal disease is also linked to other health issues such as heart disease.

What are your best tips for oral hygiene – and what’s the real deal with flossing? The real deal on flossing -it is important but not the only thing. It’s more important to brush, use a rinse and floss and see the dentist regularly then to get obsessive about flossing.

So we should visit you every six months?

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The six month recommendation is for maintenance for those without any issues. As soon as you start developing problems, you need to be on a customized recall schedule tailored just for you – typically every four months.

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What is the newest technology in dental care and what techniques are you are excited about? There’s a lot of digital dentistry that we’re doing with fabrication of teeth. It’s all done via com-

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hough the Galapagos Islands has been carefully preserved and protected where little has changed since the beginning of time, is a destination that will forever change you after a visit. It’s truly a magical place where time has stood still and we can observe the wonders and consummate power of nature first hand. The pristine terrestrial and marine ecosystems lie within captivating landscapes that provide a sanctuary for prehistoric land and sea creatures that comprise a living affirmation of evolution. It’s a place where animals and humans can live as one without any fear and stars from the Northern and Southern hemisphere are visible due to its location on the equator and these experiences will be forever imprinted in your memory.



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The archipelago is comprised of numerous islands that each possess their own unique landscapes and vistas determined by the power of nature. Whether it’s a white, black or red sand beach, marked by dramatic coves or stunning geological formations, or an arid cliff, each island is different with unique and endemic inhabitants. The best way to explore the Galapagos Islands is on a cruise with Go Galapagos. The largest boutique expedition ship is the M/V Legend that can accommodate up to 100 guests. With three different decks they offer different areas for socializing or admiring the majestic vistas whether it’s soaking up rays by the pool or Jacuzzi or enjoying the comfortable lounge areas indoors. There are 52 outside cabins and 3 interior cabins with a variety of configurations to accommodate families or couples. The spacious balcony suites range from 237-290 square feet with a sitting area, panoramic

bay windows and a private balcony to soak in the balmy sea air. While the majority of the rooms are Junior suites which can convert to a triple and range from 161 square feet to 215 square feet offering panoramic windows to enjoy the magnificent views and can be interconnected for larger families. There are four different three to four day itineraries to choose from that be combined up to 14 days to get a comprehensive overview of the islands. The trips are divided into regions- North, West, South and East, and each day guests are treated to two different island adventures led by expert naturalist guides. In between land visits, guests can explore the fascinating marine life with two snorkeling tours per day as well. After a full day of exploring the region take the

time to enjoy the delicious international and Ecuadorian cuisine prepared daily. One of the highlights of the trip is the alfresco BBQ under the stars that is truly magical. For this shoot we explored the dramatic western region where each island provided a visually stunning backdrop. Black lava provides the smooth and unbroken surfaces with sculptural formations that form the basaltic landscape against the deep blue ocean on Santiago Island. While Puerto Egas forms deep pools and caves with emerald green waters populated with playful sea lions. Rabida is known as the red island with a rust colored sand beach bordered by rugged cliffs and small craters which were created by the oxidation from its initial formation. Home to colonies of sea lions and pelicans as well as flamingos who come to bask in the shallow salt lagoon. Isabela Island is the not only the largest island in the archipelago but one of the most beautiful. Its stunning landscape was formed by 6 active volcanoes and offers stunning cliffside views of the volcanic crater and valley below. The youngest island, Fernandina is perceived as a land without time where land iguanas were thought to have evolved into marine iguanas and flightless cormorants lost their ability to fly because it wasn’t need in this environment, thus giving a first hand glimpse to the power of evolution. The best way to get to the Galapagos Islands from the U.S. is via JetBlue Airways which offers daily direct flights from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport to Quito Airport. JetBlue will serve the FLL-UIO route with a 150-seat Airbus A320. JetBlue Flight 2851 will leave Fort Lauderdale daily at 7 p.m. and arrive in Quito at 10:34 p.m., all times local. Flight 2850 from Quito to Fort Lauderdale will leave at 11:59 p.m. and arrive at FLL at 5:17 a.m. “The fact that JetBlue has decided to fly here after they’re already flying into Colombia and Lima, Peru, is a huge win for us and a major vote of confidence,” said Andrew O’Brian, CEO of Corporación Quiport, the airport’s operating consortium. “Not just for the country of Ecuador and the city of Quito, but for the airport itself. Because when JetBlue steps in and starts to fly, everybody takes notice.” From Quito you can catch a regional carrier to either Baltra or San Cristobal to reach the Go Galapagos cruise ship. | 53

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A Shark’s Tale


By Hillary Latos • Transcribed By Tash Bazika

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mbodying the American Dream is serial entrepreneur Daymond John. Proving that anyone can make it in this world, he started his company with just $40 which has grown to a $6 billion fashion powerhouse. Sure his stratospheric rise to success wasn’t a straight line, he humbly accepted and overcame his failures, learned from his mistakes, and recently just beat cancer, for he understands that life it is all about the journey not the end goal. As a mentor, he continues to bestow his knowledge and experience to other entrepreneur hopefuls through his investments on Shark Tank, his recent think tank workplace- Blueprint + Co, and his best selling entrepreneurship books and interactive motivational curriculum programs. Here Resident Magazine speaks to the larger than life icon- Daymond John. | 61

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RM: As an entrepreneur, what motivates you the most? DJ: I think because the times are changing so fast it’s almost like opening a cracker jack box. I’m learning new techniques on how to operate and grow businesses and utilize technology which is exciting. The business has changed since I started 25- 30 years ago, it’s not the same. Though the fundamentals are the same, the form of delivery, production, advertising and marketing is different as we know it. I find it fascinating to bring the fundamentals of what I know to the current day and age. RM: How do you decide which project to take on and to champion? DJ: I have to have a really strong passion about the project and like the person that I’m partnering with. Today a lot of my products such as a shark company or a type of curriculum include innovation or empowerment. I’m just this kind of lightening rod now, because I do so many things like speaking to many corporations or starring on Shark Tank. If I see a product I can sink my teeth into or I’m actually obsessed with or it’s worth my time, money and resources then I will invest. RM: What do you think was your best investment from Shark Tank? DJ: One of the deals I’m extremely happy about was the Bombas socks deal. These young men came in and were only making a couple thousand dollars per year and now they’re on track to do $50 million this year. But what makes this company so great to be a part of is that every sock that they sell they give a pair of socks to a homeless shelter because they know that the main challenge the homeless face is the lack of care for their feet. That’s why I love the company so much. RM. Were there any deals that you felt were ‘the one that got away’? DJ. No, fortunately we don’t feel like that because we try to pair the perfect shark with the perfect product and partner to help run it. So we never really feel like that with any of the investments.

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RM. How do you balance launching your new businesses in conjunction with what you’re doing with Shark Tank? DJ. This is a challenge we face because Shark Tank takes a lot out of us and we have to limit the amount of businesses we can launch. What I personally try to do is launch one new business every 3 years because my inventory and time is all I really have to move around. On Shark Tank we really have

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to roll up our sleeves and work with these companies. Sometimes people just need the money to grow and will run on their own business, but the ones in the middle need help and take up a good amount of time so we need to figure out how the teams will work together. RM: How did you come about the concept of Blueprint + Co? DJ: The Blueprint + Co concept came about as a shared workspace for many Shark Tank companies that needed help as well as some of my other fellow investors and established companies who could all work in the same space. One of the members is Ashley Stewart, who has a large business with 100 people based out in Secaucus, New Jersey. They want to attract young talent who want to work in the city without having to travel to Secaucus, so they have a couple of desks there. Also the CEO over there and several other CEOs love to come into the blueprint space where they can see and meet with other CEOs on the same level and we can figure out ways to collaborate together.

putting out there, because if you do it because you want money or fame you’re going to be miserable and you’re going to fail at it. Or if you finally get the money you spend it all right away because you have been waiting so long for it. Financial intelligence is key. It has nothing to do with massive amounts of business but how you are operating with every dollar that you have. You don’t need a lot of money in the early stages, pop culture ingrained in us ‘to make money you have to have money.’ But it’s really the opposite, you have to build a community and then money helps you grow the business but it doesn’t start the foundation of the business. I’ve learned this through personal experience which is the basis for my book, The Power of Broke, where I can tell people how to grow a business.

RM: What is your latest project? DJ: I created Daymond on Demand which is an interactive curriculum for entrepreneurs so they won’t make the same mistakes I did. As entrepreneurs, we have a lot of hurdles we have to overcome when we are first starting out and now this can be accessed by the world at

RM: The Power of Broke became a New York Times Best seller and now you’re in the process of writing another book- Rise and Grind? Tell me a little bit about your message. DJ: I didn’t think people were going to relate to The Power of Broke because I thought people would read the title and think ‘I don’t want to read about when he was broke.’ The message there was that you don’t need money to make money, 65% of many successful people in the world are self-made and were broke. Even 65% of athletes or lottery winners become broke within 3 years. Rise and Grind is about getting granular on the theory about the methods and tactics that I need to do every single day to reach my goal. I studied 15 well known or successful people to figure out what do they do every single day for the first 90 minutes or the last 90 minutes, what are the methods they’ve either forgotten or carried through since they were young which they go back to that made them successful. I’m trying to create blueprints on these people with their exact ways to make themselves better. This launches in January 2018.

RM: You have had a colorful life journey. What were some of the biggest life lessons you have learned? DJ: Number one you have to be extremely passionate and love the company, brand or product you’re

RM: You were a dyslexic that didn’t attend college, what does it mean to you to have such an overwhelming response to your books? DJ: It’s an honor because there are too many of us

RM: How has this been received? DJ: It has been absolutely amazing. In the five months since its launch, we now have a great amount of people there and I’ve seen many collaborative efforts going on between the fellow shark companies based there and I’m very proud of the product.

that are self-doubting. I love the fact that after people read my book they say if he can do it, I can do it. I had absolutely zero, so there were no excuses, as long as I had my health I can do it. Too many people judge their blooper reels against other’s sizzle reels on Instagram and think people wake up beautiful, in shape and educated, and it’s not really reality. When they read about me and all of my flaws they can feel empowered to become accomplished and I want them to share that with everyone they know. RM: How did you find out you had cancer? DJ: I had an executive physical at UCLA which is a very extreme and extensive checkup and they found a nodule on my thyroid. They took a biopsy and we took it out. When they conducted some tests on it they found out it was a stage 2 cancer. The most shocking thing about this was that I had physicals done every year and I realized this was a very touchy subject because people don’t want to think about their health and are afraid they may find out something is wrong. I wanted to share the importance of early detection which is what saved me, and I was able to avoid massive complications. Because of it I am able to go on and enjoy my life to be here for my kids. I want to encourage people to go and get mammograms, pap smears, endoscopies, or colonoscopies to see if they are ok or need to fix something. I will have to monitor this for the rest of my life but this is part of the process and my number one project. I think entrepreneurs don’t take care of themselves enough. But you can’t have success if you don’t have your health. RM: If there was a dream project to become involved in what would it be? DJ: It would have to be a solution to something that would change people’s lives. Like stopping human trafficking or providing clean water to all.

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Delivering Manhattan-Style Luxury to NJ Gold COast

ONE PARK By George Cahn


ew York City residents looking for a piece of suburban tranquility without sacrificing the luxury, services and convenience they’re accustomed to are discovering the perfect lifestyle blend just across the Hudson River in Cliffside Park, NJ. There, perched high atop the Palisades cliffs with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, sits

One Park, a new 14-story upscale condominium building rising in this quaint Bergen County town. Sales recently launched for the new collection of 204 residences from an onsite sales gallery where Halstead Property Development Marketing (HPDM) is previewing the homes. Scheduled to be completed

in fall, 2018, One Park is being developed by DMG Investments, a Manhattan-based real estate firm known for creating highend new-construction projects in vibrant urban settings. “This is one of the most unique sites along the New Jersey Gold Coast as our clifftop location provides an inherent advantage to

outdoor space for every home. The distinctive new landmark offers one-, two-, three- and fourbedroom residences priced from $495,000. Interior spaces curated by boutique design firm, VLDG Inc. feature spacious kitchens with chef-caliber appliances, the finest fixtures, and magnificent views. Bedroom suites are calm sanctuaries for rest and relaxation, with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the space with light. Spa-inspired bathrooms are adorned with a freestanding sculpted tub, large open shower, porcelain flooring and richly-toned wall tiles. The dramatic elegance and sophistication of One Park are further enhanced by its more than 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. These will include a 24-hour attended front desk, an Aquatic Center featuring an indoor 55-foot heated pool with adjoining sauna, steam room, and outdoor sun deck; and a private furnished roof deck including dining terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, intimate seating areas and outdoor movie theater. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center with private Pilates room and squash court, a golf simulator, children’s playroom, a pet spa, guest suites and a secure parking garage with a fully-automated Unitronics system.

ABOUT DMG INVESTMENTS LLC DMG Investments LLC was established as a real estate investment company in 2014. Headquartered in New York City on Wall Street, DMG looks to nationwide residential markets and student housing markets with favorable population and employment growth. As a US subsidiary of DoThink Group, a Top 100 real estate developer in China, DMG aims at steady expansion in the United States. With high quality of vision and performance, comprehensive understanding and appreciation of land value and market fundamentals, and attention to inhabitation, DMG is emerging as a premier Chinese developer in US real estate markets. More information about DMG can be found at www.

“The building’s forward-thinking design infuses its serene natural landscape with modern style to create a unique living experience,” said Stephen Kliegerman, President of HPDM. “The views are dramatic, the array of indoor and outdoor amenities were thoughtfully crafted to appeal to both adults and children, and the location provides convenient access to Manhattan and the dynamic Hudson River waterfront.”

maximize our natural surroundings and dramatic views that span the Hudson River and New York City skyline,” said Jacky He, Executive Vice President of DMG Investments. “We’re delighted to be moving closer to realizing our vision for this iconic development.”

One Park’s Cliffside Park location has long attracted those commuting to New York City for business and pleasure who appreciate its proximity to the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel and New York Waterway ferry service to Manhattan. The one square-mile borough also enjoys a diverse dining and shopping scene. The main thoroughfare, Anderson Avenue, or “The Avenue” as it is affectionately referred to, is lined with boutique stores and shops, while an eclectic offering of dining, shopping and waterfront recreational and nightlife pursuits are just minutes away in Edgewater, Weehawken, North Bergen and Hoboken.

Designed by noted architectural firm Architectura, One Park boasts a glass curtain wall and private

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Travel Concierge team is the expectation of any luxury traveler. The Collection offers 24 hour a day service and a group of experts able to address the finer the details of planning a luxury vacation, allowing members a the piece of mind that everything will be attended to with the highest level of professionalism and care.

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hile many people are familiar with the concept of the timeshare, an industry that is over 50 years old reflecting nearly 20 million owners. In recent years, this real estate niche has been reinvented and in many cases with a clear focus on the luxury market in the form of Fractional Purchasing. RCI, an industry leader in the market for over 40 years, took this concept to the next level as early as 2002, with the introduction of The Registry Collection. Since then, over 32,000 owners of affiliated properties have taken advantage of enrollment privileges. The “Collection” is based on the concept of fractional purchasing. Building on the concept of timeshare ownership, Individuals invest in and own a piece of equity in a high-end property instead of simply purchasing “time”. As a result, fractional ownership a perfect fit in the luxury niche with the added benefit of one’s investment appreciating in value. Yet like any good idea there are those companies that have taken it to a new and more creative level. RCI, is one such entity allowing members of The Registry Collection to enjoy an exclusive menu of distinctive benefits and exclusive services including: •

Exchange Privileges: The Registry Collection offers exclusive, invitation-only exchange opportunities for luxury travel at its finest. Members can stay in elegantly appointed surrounding in unique environments around the world. Approximately 200 properties are either currently accessible for exchange or under development in 40 countries. Options include private residence clubs, fractional resorts, condohotels, luxury timeshares, fractional yachts and even some select whole ownership vacation homes. Travel Concierge:

Collection Partners: The Collection offers a world of opportunity with luxury travel service experiences. Members receive special pricing and added services that enhance their luxury get-away, such as Adventures by Disney, European Villas and Manors, Pure Luxury, PerryGolf, and Yachtstore.

Reservation Consultant: The consultant provides insider travel advice, and also answers questions on all program benefits.

The program offers members access to more than 500 resorts representing nearly 40 locations that are associated with RCI’s vast fractional exchange network. Owners and guests can select by destination or based on a desired experience such as beach, spa, golf, mountain, or all-inclusive. One of the most intriguing offerings is the option of intermittent availability at the Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. These residences reflect a meticulously restored and re-imagination of the historic chocolate factory with world-class and luxurious amenities. With 53 one, two and three-bedroom vacation residences, each offering some of the most breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and direct access into Ghirardelli Square’s restaurants and shops. Add amenities that include 24-hour butler and concierge service, complimentary daily wine and cheese tastings, complimentary valet parking, and a 24-hour fitness center and the world of a luxury hotel experience born out of the Fractional ownership concept has allowed for a new age in indulgence. Photo Credit: Josh Estrin

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Meet New York City’s Feng Shui Master Pun-Yin:



hannel your inner spirit to guide you on a metaphysical journey to find the right balance in your life. Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 5,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that teaches how to balance the energies in your mind and in any given space-be it at home, in the office or garden, in order to assure good fortune to those who inhibit the space. Feng means wind and Shui means water, which in the Chinese culture is associated with a balanced flow and good luck. According to Feng Shui Master Pun-Yin, people are emotionally exhausted and need to start healing their own energy by learning to embrace Thanksgiving with an attitude of acceptance and appreciation of one another. In the spirit of coexisting peacefully, it would be a good idea to invite family members to start collecting objects from nature to decorate the environment, as these objects carry a zen and healing vibration.

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colors with gray or beige accent tones to calm the nerve. A person who is stubborn or intense and finds it difficult to relax could use a touch of the blue representing the Water Element in Feng Shui to alleviate the uptight energy. Based on the Feng Shui energy cycle, people should avoid strong patterns or colors until February 2019 to help stay calm. Wardrobe selections for a meeting or interview using the Yin (gentle) or Yang (strong) color and pattern could help achieve a specific goal based on the energy projection. Feng Shui exists in a space and in a person according to the Five Elements theory because there is an energy field in everything. Those who want to project power and strength could signal that by wearing red which represents the Fire Element. On the contrary, wearing pastel colors and soft tones like blue and khaki invites interaction.

By gathering shells on the beach or stone pebbles from a nature walk and placing them in the right meridians of the space- this could remind you of the positive memories from nature that has a calming effect.

start at home by having a family room that is lit energetically. It should face the southwest or west direction to absorb the sunlight during the day enabling people who use the room at night to feel more refreshed.

In a world focused on materialism, Feng Shui inspires us to appreciate the balance in us and in nature because it is good karma. This is why if the affluent people and their children could participate in a charity that services the needy, it could help them put things into prospective and perhaps appreciate what they have even more.

To rectify a room with low energy, adding a touch of gold or white color tones in the right Feng Shui meridian could help harmonize the energy. To create a zen energy in the bedroom, balance white

Authentic Feng Shui offers customized solutions to improve your psyche through proper placement of objects, colors, lighting, and structural orientation that reflects the Yin Yang and Five Elements energy balance benefiting those who practice this way of life. She explains there is an interconnectedness of karma in a family and in their country, and if the balance is off everyone suffers. Through the wisdom of Feng Shui and the Chinese Zodiac, Pun-Yin can predict and interpret circumstances of her client and events in the world. She feels that if more people could become open-minded and spiritual, the energy at home and in the world could be healed through the ancient Chinese wisdom. According to Pun-Yin, the positive energy could

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Pun-Yin explains the numerous ways, colors and shapes that can affect our perception through the Yin and Yang representation to everything. The clever use of the ancient art of Feng Shui is timeless and universal which could help balance the energy in places and in people. As a Feng Shui master, Pun-Yin has helped numerous clients around the world achieve their goals and given them a competitive edge, interestingly, Donald Trump was one of them since the 90’s. Ultimately, Feng Shui inspires a prosperous life filled with love, happiness and good energy for people who maintain good karma.

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Best in Style The Aston Martin DB11 has finally received its American passport, and has made its way over to grace us with its effortless beauty and its 600 horse-power aptitude. It was 13 years ago Aston Martin bestowed the DB09 to the world, and after 13 years, it was time for a reinstatement, and it doesn’t get any clearer than the DB11. If you’re looking for style, grace and elegance, with all the power, torque and technology, the Aston Martin is the perfect choice. Beneath the long, expansive clamshell hood hides a 5.2-liter, twin turbocharged V-12 that delivers a hearty 600 horsepower. All that power is routed to the rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission, mounted in the back for better weight distribution. With the merger of power, drivetrain and grip, this magnificent machine reaches a top of 200MPH, and can hit 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. Inside, is a beautiful space, filled with natural materials, expert craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology providing the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Designed for life, this beautiful piece of British intelligence has a luggage compartment capable of swallowing two golf bags and with the capacity of fitting two child seats, this car is family friendly and the best in its class. Look for the $214,820 DB11 at the Aston Martin showrooms.

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Best in Sports McLaren is known for its super cars like the 650S predecessor, and the 720S, which reach top speeds of 212MPH and 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and cost more than you want it to. But now, McLaren has released a new, stylish and affordable sports car, for the everyday man, complete with the technology and interior designs you desire. The 570GT is an exquisite car, shapely in design and wicked fast. From the dihedral doors that swing open to reveal the buttery leather interior, which invites you to get behind the wheel of this twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine that produces 562 horsepower and 443 pound feet of torque, to the panoramic roof, which adds more light and a sense of space, the McLaren 570GT is the perfect balance of speed and style. With the added hydraulic system, navigating driveways is a breeze and carefree measure. The 570GT is designed for a driver who yearns for an ultra-high performance car, yet still needs superior levels of luxury and comfort, and refinement for longer journeys. With breathtaking performance, the 570GT operates the unique role of classic grand tourer while providing the agility of a super car and all the pure fun of driving a fast car. The McLaren 570GT is the most affordable of super cars at a mere base price of $200,000.

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Best in Luxury and Comfort Reinvigorate your body and soul with an inexplicable journey guided by the luxurious Rolls Royce Dawn inspired by fashion. Every element of this exquisite piece of machinery is thoughtfully and beautifully designed to offer patrons comfort and unmatched luxury. The spirited youthfulness of Rolls-Royce Dawn is an attitude it shares with some of the world’s most celebrated, avantgarde fashion designers—blending timeless style with high power to make a bold statement. There is no look more striking that crisp Andalusian white glossy paint and ultra-luxe fabric, accentuated with the most vivid colors of Mugello Red, Mandarin Orange and Cobalto Blue. Transform your surroundings in 20 seconds when the soft top folds in, the immersed sights, sounds and scents around you come out. With a V12 twin-turbo and 6.6-liter engine under the hood, this cat has a soft purr but a mighty claw reaching speeds of up to 155MPh and a 563 horsepower capacity to get you where you need to be. The Dawn inspired by fashion, is Rolls Royce’s dynamic charm, with an unexpected twist and sociable nature, making it an exhilarating experience for anyone who lies in its wake. Starting at $341,125, the Dawn is the luxury and comfort you seek with all the power you need.



Best Exotic Bugatti has built a reputation for producing some of the most exclusive and fast cars ever made. This year, they push the limits with the creation of a quintessential ultimate super car known as the Bugatti Chiron. Ultra-modern, incredibly fast, agile and powerful with a stylistic design and the highest possible levels of comfort, the Chiron is the most modern interpretation of Bugatti’s brand, heart and soul and embodies the new design language of Bugatti. The feat to overpower its predecessor took the form of the W16 engine, with 16-cylinder configuration, 4 turbochargers with a maximum torque of 2,000rpm and 1,500 horse power, this luxury super car brings a whole new meaning to the word super with its unbelievable acceleration. Costing around the $3 million mark and only 500 planned to be built, this incomparable machine breaks new dimensions pushing supercars into the future.

Best Midsize Mercedes Benz started the ‘four door coupe’ back in 2006 with the CLS class, but BMW was the first to apply it. Now Mercedes is competing with AMG GLE 63 S Coupe—a fusion of racing-bred tenacity and finely tailored luxury, with unbelievable comfort. The coupe offers a mix of verve and versatility beneath the arching rooflines and muscular shoulders of this non-traditional coupe. With 577 horsepower behind the throttle and a torque of 561 pounds per feet, the AMG Coupe is born to perform, with added multiple modes, for all driving moods, including, sport, sport+ all selected through the twist of a console control making it effortless in capability. As for the design, the sleek, sensuous and self-confident coupe is tough on the outside but soft and cosy on the inside with generous cabins for space, a panorama roof to bring in the sky and advanced technologies to help smooth every move, making your ride as swift as the wind, with transcendent luxury. Take a spin in the Mercedes Benz AMG GLE Coupe at your local MercedesBenz dealer. | 75

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Best Exclusive If luxury, comfort and singularity is what you are after, look no further than the Porsche 911 Turbo S exclusive series. This shiny gem packs a punch with 607 horsepower and a top track speed of 205mph. The exclusive golden yellow metallic exterior (other color options available) is guaranteed to be a standout on the road. A carbon fiber body provides lightweight construction from the front to the rear wing, and the additional contouring inside the two carbon fiber-weave stripes accentuates the luxury sport look of the Porsche 911. On the inside style and finesse adheres to the black leather interior. The detailed stitching of golden yellow is a subtle reminder of the exterior color, which can be found on the dashboard, door trims steering wheel rim and steering column casing. An especially exclusive detail adorns the decorative trim above the glove compartment and is a testimony to the individuality of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive series: the limited-edition plaque with personal model number. Foresee an appointment to Porsche for a tailor made experience with unmatched exclusivity.

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Best Eco-Friendly Meet the 21st century super car, offering speed, style and sustainability. The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid is insanely fast, despite only having three cylinders. The i8 employs electric motors front and back, the gas engine in the back, two transmissions and lithium-ion batteries running through the middle of the cockpit. As a plug-in hybrid with eDrive, the BMW i8 gets up to 76 MPGe fuel efficiency, far beyond conventional sports cars with comparable performance. A carbon fiber body molds the striking exterior providing sleek contours aiding in efficient dynamics dedicated to reducing drag and increasing streamflow for top speeds of the 155mph. With a charging time of 2.5 hours the BMW i8 energy is repurposed while driving to charge the battery from thrust, braking, or directly from the gas engine. The BMW i8 offers four driving modes, each tailored to your driving preference including a sport mode for an intense boost of adrenaline. This super-efficient car is more than practical and green, the interior offers both style and comfort with luxurious accents of cream leather, subtle hints of BMW blue and black and a state of the art dashboard. Don’t take our word for it, head down to your local BMW dealer to try it for yourself.




Majestically set a 2 lush acres with pool and waterfalls, this custom built colonial showcases over 12,000 square feet of luxurious living space. The gracious two story foyer sets the tone for the 1st level with a two story great room, French doors exit to the private grounds, banquet dining room, library with coffered ceiling, family den, office, grand family with bar, chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, bath and powder room complete this level. The second level features a serene master suite with sitting room, guest suite with sitting room, plus additional bedrooms and two baths. The lower level offers a recreation room, play room and complete spa room with hot tub, bath and sauna. This residence is complete with all amenities including pool, 4 garages and an elevator. Price Upon Request


Exceptional contemporary design and cul-de-sac location on an acre with views of the Alpine golf course sets the tone for this sun-filled home with unique architectural details, walls of glass, soaring ceilings and an open floor plan designed for great entertaining. Showcasing 7230 sq, ft. of luxurious living space, this residence has views of the private property and golf course from the living room, open dining room with dual sided fireplace and the family room. The office, solarium, large kitchen and guest suite with private entrance, sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bath complete the first level. The second level offers a master bedroom suite/fireplace and master bath plus 3 additional en-suite bedrooms. Enjoy low taxes, excellent schools and close proximity to NYC. . Price Upon Request

This elegant brick colonial is set on two lush acres located in Rio Vista also known as Alpine’s Gold Coast. The estate offers classic and timeless architecture and showcases approximately9000 square feet of well-appointed living space. The dramatic entrance foyer with 17’ ceiling sets the tone for this 14 room, 7 bedroom, 5.5 bath residence with mahogany library with fireplace, warm and inviting family with custom built-ins and gourmet kitchen. Enjoy Alpine’s low taxes, excellent school system and close proximity to Manhattan. Price Upon Request





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Timeless and classic, this custom built center hall colonial is set on approximately 4 private and manicured acres with pool, tennis court and circular driveway. Complete with 17 rooms 6 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms this residence was completely renovated and showcases approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of luxurious living space. Enjoy sophisticated living just minutes to Manhattan. Price Upon Request

Location! Location! Move right into this pristine, sun filled 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home on Tenafly’s East Hill showcasing quality & stunning detail throughout. The large living room with fireplace has French doors opening to the family room with dramatic fireplace and walls of glass with views of the private backyard. The gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances & breakfast are have access to the yard with expansive patios. A fabulous master suite with sitting room & luxurious master bath, two additional large bedrooms, family/bedroom and laundry complete the 2nd level. His and her offices are found on the 3rd level. The lower level is full & finished. Tenafly is known for its award winning schools, vibrant town & close proximity to NYC. $1,550,000


New construction set on Tenafly’s prestigious East Hill. This French style colonial showcases an open floor plan with modern architectural elements. This residence offers10 rooms with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 designer baths, 10’ ceilings, gourmet Poggenpohl kitchen, luxurious master suite, hardwood floors throughout plus a finished lower level. Complete with all amenities, this home was built with extraordinary attention to detail by one of Tenafly’s foremost builders. $2,659,000



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he new 7-series from BMW continues to dexterously navigate the fine line between sport and full-sized luxury. It is the astonishing ability to appropriately maneuver with the agility of a sports car without sacrificing comfort that remains a a hallmark of this series.

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THE GREAT ITALIAN TRILOGY Fall Dining at Il Gattopardo, The Leopard at des Artistes & Mozzarella & Vino By Peter Elston @ Il Gattopardo


he Godfather movies are considered by many to be the greatest Italian trilogy of all time. However, over the past few years, there is only another Italian trilogy that stands above the rest in New York City’s dining scene; Il Gattopardo, The Leopard at des Artistes, and Mozzarella & Vino. These three restaurants set the standard for fine Italian dining, with the only debate being whose is everyone’s favorite of the three. Fall is the perfect season for you to take a stroll down to these splendid establishments and make up your own mind. The Il Gattopardo family of restaurants is owned by husbandand-wife team Gianfranco and Paula Bolla Sorrentino, with Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo. Originally from Naples, Italy, Gianfranco Sorrentino carries over 40 years of experience in restaurant management from the Quisitana Hotel in Capri, Dorchester Hotel in London, Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo, Bice restaurant in New York, Sette MoMA restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art of New York, and Union Bar & Grill in Great Barrington, MA. In September 2001 he opened Il Gattopardo, just across from MoMA, along with his wife Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and his talented Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo. In 2011, the Sorrentinos also embraced one of the most rewarding journeys of their careers, the rebirth of the restaurant in the landmarked Hotel des Artistes – The Leopard at des Artistes.

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IL GATTOPARDO Fine dining icon Il Gattopardo opened in 2001, and still attracts a loyal clientele who come for both the authentic southern Italian cuisine and the warm, Italian hospitality. Il Gattopardo is located in the historically landmarked Rockefeller Townhouses at 13-15 West 54th Street. Aside from the sleek, modern main dining room, the restaurant also boasts a beautiful, lushly-planted 8-story Atrium, in which a wide range of private events are held. Il Gattopardo serves traditional Southern Italian comfort food that has been adapted for the contemporary palate without compromising the authenticity of the cuisine, which became a must to its loyal upscale New Yorker clientele. 212-246-0412 |


THE LEOPARD AT DES ARTISTES Five years ago, in the historically landmarked Hotel des Artistes at 1 West 67th Street, on a beautiful, tree-lined block between Central Park and Lincoln Center, Gianfranco Sorrentino and his wife Paula Bolla Sorrentino, along with Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, opened The Leopard at des Artistes. The

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opening included a floor-to-ceiling renovation of the existing space, and a complete restoration of the original, famed Howard Chandler Christy murals that adorn its walls.

fort food is what visitors and locals alike flock to the restaurant for. 212-787-8767 |

The Leopard at des Artistes boasts a diverse menu that finds its roots in the area once known as The Kingdom of Two Sicilies of the mid-1800s, and the culinary traditions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course, Sicily. The menu also features dishes traditionally found in regions outside of southern Italy, such as Lazio and Umbria.


At the Leopard at des Artistes, Chef Vito’s culinary signature of authentic southern Italian com-


Mozzarella & Vino, located at the former Il Gattopardo space, at 33 west 54th Street - as you may know, Il Gattopardo moved to the new location, on the same block at number 13 West. Their talented Chef Vito Gnazzo is responsible for the mouthwatering menu that reflects the simplicity of authentic Italian ingredients, with a heavy emphasis on the Mozzarella di bufala Campania, Italian cheeses and affettati. Based mostly on classic Italian antipasti, such as arancini, panzarotti, and

mozzarella rolls, they also serve a wonderful selection of panini , soups, salads, and of course mozzarella on all shapes and combinations ‌ even on desserts. Their enoteca style bar focuses on showcasing rather smaller family estates and independent Italian winemakers. They proudly share beloved wines, definitely not mainstream, wines that translates history, quality and good value. A variety of by the glass is offered, as well as by the bottle. Their selection greatly varies due to constant new discoveries. Mozzarella & Vino is located on 33 West 54th Street. 646-692-8849 | | 85

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DINING OUT By Tash Bazika

NICKEL & DINER Inspired by nostalgia from the diners of yesteryear but combined with sleek contemporary design and upgraded diner classics with a new addition of healthy food options and there you have Nolita’s Nickel and Diner which is open from breakfast through dinner. Modeled after the five-and-dime luncheonettes of mid-century New York, the space’s teal vinyl booths, polished countertops and tasteful décor convey a sense of nostalgia. Chef James Friedburg is a classical food genius. He manages to keep the heart and soul of a classic dish—taking care not to tarnish its essence, yet serves a splendid looking plate setting up the perfect foodie shot for instagram. He created artful spins on classics with an Asian fusion flair such as Hamachi tartare, tempura fried chicken with chili sauce, crab fettuccini with yuzu, shisito, and finger lime or roasted Icelandic cod with coconut and macadamia nuts. To top it off, quirky cocktails are delightfully more satisfying than a milkshake. Opt in for The Drive By with gin, lemon, honey thyme syrup and soda, or the Irish Cold Brew with whiskey, cold brew and cream is the ultimate substitution for coffee. - 1 Howard Street NYC • 646.870.6100

OLD MONK Old Monk is the newest concept located in the heart of the East Village from restaurateur Sushil Malhotra and Executive Chef Navjot Arora. A seasoned culinary veteran Malhotra helmed the kitchen at Akbar and Dawat as well as launching the Café Spice Restaurant Group in Westchester. A twist on traditional Indian food, menu highlights at Old Monk include house-baked Goat Cheese Naan with pumpkin and melon seeds;Wild Rice Jhaal Moori with wasabi peas, tamarind and mint; Anjeer Kofta – tender fig and paneer dumplings in a saffron sauce; andTellicherry Pepper Beef featuring flank steak, peppercorn jus and curry leaves. Old Monk Rum Lamb Chops are marinated in the iconic Indian dark rum and grilled on the tandoor. Adding to the convivial vibe, a special section on the menu, “You’re in Good Hands,” features a family-style, four-course feast. Seasonal ingredients are carefully sourced from NYC’s greenmarkets and spices are ground in-house. To ensure Old Monk’s design is as bold as the food, Malhotra and Arora brought on Junoon designer Tarik Currimbhoy to create this 55-seat restaurant. To blend with the gritty yet trendy Alphabet City neighborhood the walls are adorned with vibrant photographs depicting monks in the modern world, talking on cell phones and snapping photos. Traditional colored scarves with Sanskrit script hang from the walls and the bar alcove is painted in saffron hues of a monk’s robe. The front bar, decked in polished copper, is dotted with four champagne cork bar stools. A nod to the restaurant’s namesake, additional décor features such as dark walnut liquor barrels, walnut table tops, filament bulbs hung from the stamped copper metal ceiling and antique mirrors add to the restaurant’s warmth, yet still match the contemporary neighborhood ambiance. - 175 Avenue B, NYC • 646.559.2922

VAGO RESTAURANT It’s all in the name. Owners Victoria Guan and Tony Rustja were inspired by the word meaning ‘beauty’ in old Latin and believe ‘Vago’ is their mission. That beauty is showcased in the restaurant’s food, which is made with love and served artistically. The dishes at Vago are inspired by the Mediterranean and European way of life. The essence of beauty extends into the design of Vago. With white brick walls and ceilings brightened by perfect ambiant lighting, the vibe is elegant and comforting. To enhance the scene, the walls behind the bar are neatly lined with bottles of wines from all ends of Europe. Floor to ceiling windows in front also shine natural light within the dining room. The Mediterranean and European inspired menu is divided into classic meat, seafood, and pasta entrees. The menu features dishes such as Chicken Rollatini, stuffed with spinach, mozzarella, sundried tomatoes in mushroom sauce; Rigatoni with eggplant, fresh home-made tomato sauce, basil and dry ricotta cheese; and Oratta Del Mediterraneo, a grilled whole Mediterranean sea bream. Additionally, Vago offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday, featuring dishes like Smoked Salmon Benedict, Lobster Benedict and delicious farm-fresh egg omelettes. As the perfect end to every meal, Vago offers two mouth watering desserts, a Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake and The Grandmother Cake, complete with decadent pastry cream with a hint of lemon on a base of short-crust pastry covered with pine nuts, almonds and powdered sugar. - 509 Third Ave, NYC • 646.559.0609

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ith gorgeous weather still beckoning us to go out in October, here are some of our favorite new culinary openings in the city and beyond. From contemporary Japanese, Mediterranean, and elevated comfort fare there are plenty of options to explore.

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OKA Chef John McCarthy brings his expertly crafted Japanese technique to the streets of New York City, in particular Murray Hill. Owner of The Crimson Sparrow in Hudson, NY, Chef McCarthy introduced Oka, an elegant established restaurant offering his interpretation of Japanese Izakaya viewed through a New York lens. The restaurant merges elements of the Izakaya dining experience with a familiar approach for diners, inspired by time spent traveling, working, eating and cooking in Japan. Walking past this alluring place is near impossible with the crisp white bricks catching the corner of your eye and the large glass façade inviting you in as you can see the warmth from the outside. It’s elegant, chic and sleek design is what you would expect of a Japanese restaurant, yet completely different as the subtlety is lost in the sharpness of the room. The elongated bar is accompanied by industrial metal chairs, which contrast swiftly with the shades of wood. McCarthy’s fare includes products sourced from several upstate farms, and some dishes will fluctuate based on seasons. Guests can expect to dive into composed plates from the cold or hot section. Some of the cold dishes include Salmon Roe, yeasted sunchoke puree with chips or opt in for the delicate Japanese potato salad decorated with edible flowers and a crisp made from prosciutto. As we head into fall, the hot dishes are the perfect way to warm you up inside out with the Udon, Dashi with a soft egg or the grilled squid in a pool of black garlic oil and kewpie mayo. As for the beverage menu, McCarthy has carefully curated a fabulous selection of Sake’s from Hanjoza, Ginjo and Junmai to sparkling wines, beers and ciders and house cocktails such as the Hanami which consists of champagne, St.Germain, citrus and is topped with a delicate flower. - 439 Third Avenue, NYC • 929.367.8607

SPUNTINO BAR Spuntino Wine Bar is the Upper West Side’s latest Mediterranean gem. Executive chef Vincent Chirico who worked under Jean Georges and Daniel has created a carefully curated selection of shared, delicate, and refined contemporary Mediterranean dishes that are meant to be shared. Whether you sit alfresco admiring the vibrant scene of Amsterdam Avenue or inside the cozy dining room replete with exposed brick and reclaimed wood walls and dimly lit tables, the charming atmosphere is the perfect backdrop to enjoy Chirico’s seasonal dishes. The menu is divided into sections such as Crudo, Vegetable, Land and Sea. Be sure to try one from each such as the refreshing Hamachi resting atop a bed of avocado, cucumber and flavored by fresno and chili as well as the clams sautéed with black garlic, charred octopus with pesto or the a creamy burrata ravioli from the cheese section. The craft cocktail menu features re-interpreted classics with seasonal ingredients—like the Watermelon Thai Basil Martini or the spicy Mezcal Sunrise - 429 Amsterdam Ave, NYC

ISOLA In the language of its original inhabitants, Shelter Island meant “an island protected by islands.” It lies between the North and South Forks of Long Island and is a marvel to see. It is no wonder Brad Kwiatkowski, Shelter island lover and Italian food connoisseur decided to open up his charming Italian restaurant Isola, which is Italian for island that will remain open year round. Executive Chef Nathan Seth brings 17 years of cooking experience to the position, with a dollop of his personal culinary vision. Isola represents the marriage of modern Italian cuisine and seasonal dishes featuring the freshest ingredients the East End has to offer, providing guests a true taste of Shelter Island living, with a Mediterranean flair. The 140 seat restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating, a traditional bar and an open air pizza kitchen overlooking the dining room. Guests can choose to dine in the main dining room, side patio, sprawling bar or on the scenic front porch, which overlooks the historic Shelter Island heights district. The design beams with simplicity and elegance, perfect for its location and history. Wood plays a big part in the interior and on the exterior crisp white paint coincides with the wooden furniture for a sophisticated look. Guests can expect to indulge in classics like the mouthwatering slow cooked Mediterranean fish soup brimming with local catch, a thin crust Margherita pizza or organic chicken parmigiana. From the Primi section, Burrata Caprese is a crowd pleaser or the Kobe meatballs is the perfect companion for a quiet night. As for the ever important beverages, Isola’s wine list presents the best of Long Island’s wine country, accompanied by their favorite European vintages. The cocktail menu is curated to complement not only the cuisine, but Shelter Island’s relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. - 15 Grand Avenue, Shelter Island Heights • 631.749.9036

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NOT JUST SUSHI BEYOND SUSHI’S Vegan Cuisine By Corinne O’Connor


eyond Sushi is about to be your new go-to spot to grab some good eats especially with locations all around New York City. The all vegan menu at Beyond Sushi is unlike any other providing a fusion of both Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Guy Vaknin is an extremely talented chef who was actually featured on season 10 of Hell’s Kitchen after studying at the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. In fact a lot of Vaknin’s work ethic stems from his time spent in the Israeli Defense Force before moving to New York in 2005. The other part of Beyond Sushi’s beautiful creation comes from his wife Tali Vaknin. The two met during their time working for Vaknin’s father at his Kosher catering company. Tali has been a huge help in making sure the business runs smoothly. Not only have they had five restaurants open thus far, but plan to open two in the coming year and hope to eventually add locations on the West Coast. Talk about a power couple! The menu is inspired by both their backgrounds. Chef Vaknin developed a lot of inspiration and influence by cooking for his mom and sister as he grew up. As well as being Israeli with Moroccan parents there was so much room for many flavors to arise. Tali Vaknin grew up as a vegetarian and hence took a unique twist on the sushi roll. The two have formed a healthy, delicious and unique menu to satisfy any palate. Serving items such as sushi, noodles, soups, salads and more there’s something for people of any age. A couple of Tali’s favorites are the badge dumplings. These dumplings are filled with charred cabbage, onion, bell peppers, carrots and sesame oil topped with chili panko and cilantro with a ponzu sauce. Another favorite is the nutty buddy rice paper wrap. This wrap is filled with baby greens, soba noodles, jalapeno peanut butter, carrots, cashews, avocado, baked tofu and cilantro with a ponzu sauce. Are you salivating yet? As well as delicious food they also have witty menu names such as the Pickle Me sushi roll. This is made of six-grain rice, pickled burdock root, carrot pickled daikon, and avocado with a carrot ginger dressing. Every menu option is filed with so many nutritious ingredients as well as flavors you can’t go wrong with anything.

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Avant Gallery & LaMuse Café By Tash Bazika


vant Gallery and LaMuse Café fuse together to create a contemporary creative outlet inside the luxurious EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami. The melding of art, photography and sculpture with appealing dishes from the creative Chef Arthur Arnaize, make LaMuse the ideal space for creative minds, as well as eclectic and quirky souls. Owned by Dimitry Prut, this year, Avant Gallery will be celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary. Avant Gallery is a vibrant space, which showcases emerging and mid-career artists of all ages, nationalities and histories. The mediums that greet you upon your abrupt entrance include contemporary art, lighting concepts above the pastries, design, sculpture and collectibles. Visitors will be encouraged to release their artistic freedom and intellectualism with accessories like assorted pendant lights hanging from the ceiling or the beautiful details of the artwork on lamps that stand beside tables or

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the subtle touches of green shrubbery to evoke a magical fairy garden image while you dine. The black-and-white checkered floor is the perfect consistent piece, which ties in well with the quirky accents and artistic portraits hanging on the wall. Los Angeles based graffiti artist, Alec Monopoly introduces a piece of himself in the ornamental space, much like other talented artists like Argentinian artist BNS who is renowned for pulling pop culture memes into a delirious burst of color and dry humor. In terms of food and beverage, LaMuse is not one to fall short for creativity with their offerings to customers. Guests can expect to indulge in snacks and plates such as Dora’s Deviled Eggs, with caviar, crab meat or lobster. In the tartines section, choose from avocado and chia with sea salt, pepper and honey or the butternut squash with ricotta cheese, which is a popular choice. A crowd-pleaser would have to be any of the Original CroSubs, or croissant sandwich. Options include the Italian Tuna

CroSub, the Cuban CroSub and the Rocky CroSub, served with a side salad, and sweet and beet veggie chips. Avant Gallery and LaMuse Café is every artists muse, with inspiration hanging from wall to wall, any and all visitors will relinquish a side of themselves they may have never seen before. The space is bound with creativity and expression making it the perfect place to indulge in healthy choices and intellectual conversation.

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Fine Dining

COFFEEMANIA Much More than Coffee... .. By Zoe Benjamin


djacent to Bryant Park lies an unexpected jewel of New York City, by the name of Coffeemania. Coffeemania opened its doors as a Moscow-based chain​​​restaurant​​​in​​​2001,​​​and​officially​​​expanded its services to NYC in 2017. Coffeemania describes their restaurant as one that provides a casual approach to Contemporary American cuisine, serving up seasonal fare by incorporating classic French techniques with hints of Asian​​ ​influence.​​ ​This​​ ​restaurant​​ ​offers​ an​​ ​international feel in not only their food, but with their staff support as well; a good portion of their employees were temporarily located to the NYC location. Don’t let its name fool you — Coffeemania offers multiple options outside the realm of coffee. Their​​​brunch​​​menu​​​offers​​​items​​​such​​​as​​​Duck​​ and​​ ​Waffles​​ ​and​​ ​a​ ​Lobster​​ ​Uni​​ ​Benedict,​​​ dishes that aren’t usual choices on any other brunch menu in the city. A highly recommended menu option is their truffle​​ ​burger,​​ ​made​​ ​with​​ ​a​ ​beef​​ ​patty​​ ​of​​ ​sir-

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loin beef and chuck, grilled to perfection on their​​ w ​ orld​​ ​class​​ ​Josper​​ ​grill.​​ ​The​​ ​Josper​​ ​grill​​​ is a special coal-burning grill that gives food a​​ ​special​​ ​smokey​​ ​flavor,​​ ​in​​ ​comparison​​ ​to​​ ​the​​​ standard​​​gas​grills;​​​it​​​is​​​one​​​of​​​five​​​in​​​all​​​of​​​New​​ York City. For those with a lighter palate, try their refreshing Hamachi Ceviche for a starter and the Seared Sea Scallops for an entree.

Heading to Coffeemania with a few friends and would like a few bites to eat? Go for their Josper wings or the Pelmeni (Russian pork and beef dumplings, creme fraiche and salsa). This​​ ​restaurant​​ ​has​​ ​a​ ​number​​ ​of​​ ​drinks​​ ​to​​​ complement your food, including the glorious Ginger​Tea,​​​Jasmine​​​and​​​Mango​​​Iced​​​Tea​​​or​​​ the​​​Matcha​​​&​​Almond​​​Latte.​​

Whether you are looking for a family holiday, Bermuda golf vacation, honeymoon getaway, place to relax with your significant other or some fun in the sun, the Pompano Beach Club offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel and the amenities of a world class beach resort. Pompano’s spectacular shallow waterfront is the only one of its kind in Bermuda, attracting beachgoers, snorkelers, water sports enthusiasts and swimmers of all ages and abilities. The Port Royal Golf Course— Bermuda’s best and most popular public course— is right next door!

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Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences


ocated in a serene setting, Hacienda Encantada is located along the corridor between San Jose Los Cabos and the Cabo San Lucas. Also known as “Millionaires Row” this stretch of highway along the ocean is dotted with high-end resorts and residences away from the party crowds of Cabo. But for those seeking the nightlife and action of Cabo, there is a complementary quick shuttle service to their sister property on the marina which offers fine culinary options and thrilling boating excursions. The award-winning resort recognized for its authentic Mexican architecture and hacienda-style suites, welcomed the addition of the ‘El Encanto de la Hacienda’ to the property just last year. This

new addition is complete with fifty-two oceanfront studio rooms and twenty multiple bedroom suites along with an adjacent terrace. The luxurious rooms offer their own amenities such as a private infinity pool for Encanto guests with a swim up bar and a beautiful event space that is perfect for weddings. Guests staying in the new studios will also have full access to all amenities at the main resort. When you stay at the El Encanto de la Hacienda you’ll be eligible to book your room in conjunction with Hacienda Encantada’s Dine-Out Privileges Plan, allowing you to enjoy an a la carte dining experience at a host of fine dining restaurants and bars in the trendy Marina Golden Zone, and


at their sister resort located at the Marina, the Marina Fiesta Resort.

traditional Mexican meal on the waterfront at Los Deseos Mexican Restaurant & Bar.

Dining on property is elevated to art at all their restaurants and tequila bar. Indulge in the freshest seafood, Baja cuisine, and local tequilas while the sound of the waves sets the mood for relaxation. For breakfast, start the day at Las Marias and admire the panoramic views over the rugged Baja cliffs. In the evening, for a romantic supper, head over to Los Riscos where moonlight and dramatic cliffs frame the restaurant. Mexican specialties such as Red Snapper Fillet with risotto or Baja style Enchiladas served with shrimp and scallops are some of the dishes we recommend.

Spend the day lazing about the gorgeous infinity pools overlooking the majestic Sea of Cortez which have been divided into the family friendly activities pool or a quieter adults only pool with a swim up bar. Dine alfresco at the poolside El Patio which features an adjacent sushi bar and serves sea to table ceviche and casual Baja California fare such as crispy coconut shrimp, fish or shrimp tacos or Sea of Cortez specialties.

Their Italian fusion restaurant, Barolo Cucina Italiana offers Italian fusion dining, with a variety of pasta and meat dishes originating from the northern region of Italy. At their sister property downtown, the Marina Fiesta Resort, enjoy a fun

The Spa on site offers an experience that completely caters to the wellbeing of the client. Serenity is easy to find with the best in holistic treatments, soothing colors, and a team of professionals on staff. There are over 20 unique treatments to choose from, as well as a workout facility, steam room, and Jacuzzi. If you have never tried a Temazcal (a round chamber with hot stones

splashed with herb-infused water to release healing steam) there is no better place to indulge in this treatment than at the resort’s spa, considered to be the best Temazcal in Los Cabos. Temazcal is an authentic Mexican treatment practiced for centuries in Mexican and Central American cultures. This ritual cleanses the physical and spiritual. Additionally, there are many signature treatments offered here so be sure to check out their full spa service menu. One of our favorites, the Hacienda Encantada Experience is the perfect antidote for a long flight. The treatment begins with their signature massage using a combination of techniques that include hot stone, hot towels, lomi lomi and shiatsu, among others. Then, a wonderful eye treatment designed to reduce the appearance of under-eye puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines is applied. It’s a must-try while staying at the resort.

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By Norah Bradford

Six of the most Luxe locations to rest before this Fall turns to Winter.

THE BURJ AL-ARAB JUMEIRAH Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai |

Why not skip the pumpkin spice latte phenomenon and chillier days and just fly to Dubai to stay in a contemporary icon of a hotel establishment ? The Burj Al-Arab. Currently the world’s third largest building and the image synonymous with Dubai its unique architectural design resembles that of a sail of an Arabian Dhow. Service however underpins the amazing architecture of the Burj. Arrive by helicopter or Rolls-Royce to the 202 suite hotel with its host of personal butlers and who knows ? They can probably also secure your PSL should you still feel the need.


Ctra. Federal Cancun-Playa del Carmen KM 298, Solidaridad, Q.Roo CP 77710, Mexico | Perhaps Fall is over-rated ? Why not live in your own home amidst the natural beauty and luxury facilities of the Rosewood Mayakoba Hotel on the coast of Mexico’s Playa del Carmen. Adjacent to the Residencies are the hotel’s luxe-facilities ranging from its restaurants, spa and championship golf course.


3325 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | Why not sleep and play amidst the beauty of renaissance Italy – Las Vegas style ? With its own Piazzas, gondoliers and share of La Dolce Vita The Palazzo Las Vegas is really a one-stop resort for a luxury Las Vegas break. Spa – Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Dining – Lavo, Night Club – TAO, Sophisticated cocktails – The Dorsey and shopping – you name it. All of these facilities though are wrapped in marble and the beauty of Italian influenced design. | 99



Via di Faltignano 4,50026 San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy Escape to a world of renaissance beauty at Villa Mangiacane in Firenze, Italy. Former home to the powerful Machiavelli family and famed author of The Prince, Villa Mangiacane is a gem nestled amongst the Chianti Classico and overlooking the Arno Valley. Built over 500 years ago and located near the Dome of the Cathedral and Astronomer Giotto’s Bell Tower, Villa Mangiacane’s twenty-eight luxurious guestrooms and suites are elegantly designed in the Tuscan style, reflecting the serenity of the property’s surroundings.


Not all of the best beds to rest are on land. Luxury cruise line Silversea has set the standard for 5-star ocean travel including the only Relais & Chateau restaurant afloat. Silversea has raised the bar with the launch of its newest flagship, the Silver Muse which was delivered this Spring. Silversea is all about turning the conventional wisdom of cruising on its head. Think staying at a boutique hotel that travels the world versus staying at a major chain hotel at an airport. That’s right – it is time to book that voyage – winter in the Caribbean, Summer in the Mediterranean or Alaska and expedition ships to some of the farthest flung destinations on Earth.


3004 Ch de la Chapelle, Mont-Tremblant QC J8E 1E1 If you love experiencing the Fall and want the 5-star version why not take advantage of the current exchange rates and head North to Quebec and the premier luxury boutique hotel at Mont-Tremblant, The Quintessence.

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scape reality and retreat to your very own private beach resort in the sensational Cabo San Lucas. Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, is the only private beach resort, boasting natural settings and incomparable luxury. The resort comes complete with everything you could want in an island get away, without the island, but plenty of serene tropical landscapes.

greet guests while the rustic woven lines and metallic tile finishes add character and texture to draw in elements from the outdoors. The soft netting drape adds to the ethereal beauty and tranquillity of a luxury beachside resort. Upon arrival, a charming, yet helpful soul Felipe Gutierrez, will be there to greet you and ensure your stay is a breeze with the 24/7 concierge.

The resort includes luxurious accommodations from casitas, to villas and suites and residences. All rooms are complete with ocean views, and unparalleled décor. Pure white tones give the rooms a sophisticated and clean look, while the subtle light brown tones tie in with the seaside sanctuary. Warm shades of gray and faded blue

An array of activities ranging from snorkelling, sailing and sport fishing to incredible championship golf courses and thrill seeking sand dune rides are just a glimpse of what you could be doing this summer. For those who want to bask in the luxury, but don’t want to stray too far from routine can partake in cooking classes, fitness

classes and shopping. Don’t worry there are activities for the little kids, not just the big ones. Help your little ones spark creativity and curiosity with the children program, which will inspire imagination and persuade experimentation. Kids will be entertained, as they dabble in craft day and paddleboard lessons. Help your child become an explorer as they set out on an adventure, seeking seashells and learning about the different sea creatures living among the reef. At the end of the day, your little one can relax with yoga lessons and to start the night, camping is a great way to come together and enjoy some precious family time. | 103




here must be something in the water at Los Cabos, as the Auberge Resort Collections continues to provide luxury beach escapes with the Chileno Bay Resort and Residences. Guests can expect services and amenities to in keep with the ultra-luxury standards Auberge Resorts are known for, like its sister property Esperanza. This family-friendly resort hosts 60 guestrooms, including 32 villas all showered in modern dÊcor. Outdoor showers, large terraces and deep soaking tubs are among the checklist for the full Cabo experience. The resort is built around a long pool positioned on three levels, with a family and children’s pool at the top and the adult pool at the bottom, which spills into the charming sea of Cortez. Rooms are experiential in design and con-

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temporary in aesthetic, which compliments the natural desert and seaside surroundings through indoor and outdoor spaces. For a relaxing element to your getaway, the luxury spa designed by Tracy Lee, will meet all your relaxing and rejuvenating needs. An outdoor reflexology pool with massage stones underfoot, is perfect to distress and relieve the tension. Outdoor purification gardens, salt sauna and a cold plunge are among the many natural services offered at the spa, which is guaranteed to unwind you. For those who need a stronger hand to unwind, an ashiatsu bar suspended above a massage table is the perfect deep-tissue massage you need. Find what moves you with an array of activities, which will give you the ultimate Cabo experience.

Paddleboard in pristine waters, admire the big creature of the sea with a whale watching tour or explore the beach via horseback. This is just the tip of the resort, there are endless possibilities to learn, grow, relax and unwind at this exquisite establishment. After a long day of fun filled activities, why not indulge in the sounds and flavors of Los Cabos as the Comal restaurant offers excellence in dining and Latin American inspired cuisine. The expansive oceanfront bar at the center of Comal serves craft cocktails alongside a live-action Raw Bar for guests to revel in as they sit back and watch a splendid Chileno Bay sunset.


Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club is located at the southern tip of

- Kerry Smith; Editor, British Airways High Life Magazine

understated luxury boutique retreat welcomes couples, families and groups.

Grenada, just 15 minutes from Maurice Bishop International Airport. Where Grenada’s legendary powder white sand meets crystal turquoise waters, this



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A TALE OF TWO VACATIONS By Meredith Bloomberg


f you just think of beaches when you think of the Dominican Republic, you are missing out on a great city and its heritage. My trip to the island was highlighted by both an amazing history of the up and coming Caribbean city of Santo Domingo, and the beautiful white sandy beaches of Punta Cana. My stay started at the JW Marriott, Trip Advisors 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards as the Best Luxury City Hotel in the Americas, in the center

of the business district of Santo Domingo. The upscale brand is exactly as you would expect. A beautiful lobby with chic bar area which leads to the unforgettable glass floor balcony of the Vertygo 101 Lounge which is set 101 feet above Winston Churchill Avenue, which is quite the experience. There is a rooftop infinity pool, and full gym overlooking the skyline. There are fully equipped meeting facilities and grocery shopping services. Attentive associates eager to help wherever I turned. The rooms are luxuriously appointed. The marble bathrooms have a walk through shower to a soaker bathtub and a double vanity with a TV in the mirror.

the hotel. The mall offers luxury shopping for the affluent traveler.

A highlight of this hotel is The Winston Grill & Patio that serves international cuisine. Chef Alberto Martin was more than accommodating, serving a tasting menu that was absolutely delicious. So much so, that I had to go back for 2 more breakfasts and another dinner. When talking about the JW Marriott in Santo Domingo one must include the Blue Mall located directly below

If staying in the heart of the business district is not what quite what you are looking for, then a stay at the Renaissance may be more to your liking. A bit more traditional in the sense of a Carribean resort, view of the ocean and a large pool with lots of lounging options along with pool side dining. The Renaissance also has a casino for those looking for the excitement of some gambling action. | 107


A must when visiting Santo Domingo is the Colonial Zone. It is where Columbus had decided to establish the first settlement in the New World for Spain. Most of the buildings date back to the early 16th century, the earliest from 1502. “The First Tavern of the America’s”, Pat’e Palo, was established in 1505. This was a hangout for the pirates of the time, now a must go-to for a refreshing El Presidente. There is the first palace of the governor of the New World, which still stands although it was burned out by warring countries long ago. Now mostly furnished with reproductions, it gives great insight to what life was like in the New World during the 16th Century. The Colonial Zone is also known for its nightlife and restaurants. I had a traditional Dominican lunch at Jalao, which included mofongo, a very tasty dish with a special place in the hearts and stomachs of the Dominicans made of flavored mashed plantains, garlic, oil and pork rind. A must when there is to have dinner at Buche’Perico, which is situated in one of the older remaining residences. The dining area is in the actual backyard also dating back to the 1500’s which is absolutely magical….. Whether you are a history buff, or not, this is an amazing place. For the nature lovers there is Tres Ojos National Park. It is almost as if you are step-

ping into a lost world located in the center of a large city. A group of interconnected limestone caves with crystal clear blue water lagoons is only a short car ride from the Colonial Zone. The second half of my trip was spent in beautiful Punta Cana, a place of baby powder beaches and light aqua waters. Just minutes from the airport, my home while there was the Westin Resort. Everything one would expect from a 5-star beachfront resort. The hotel’s wellness programs are based on what the brand calls its “six pillars.” Rest Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Good, Work Well, and Play Well. The hotel provides dishes with SuperFoodsRX . Guests also have access to a full gym. For the running enthusiast, a running tour is provided with routes of up to 3.66 miles long situated within the Punta Cana Resort and Club. Multiple pools with cabanas, a beach front restaurant with breathtaking views, beach lounges with friendly food and beverage service. The Westin Resort is part of the Punta Cana Resort and Club. This is home to two golf courses, 45-hole “Los Corales” and “La Cana”, the La Cana Beach Club and Six Senses Spa, all of which are at your disposal while staying at the Westin. The “Los Corales” golf course will be hosting its first PGA tour in March of 2018. This is the first PGA event in the Dominican Republic. Other accommodations at Punta

Cana are the Tortuga Bay Resort, which is under renovations and the Four Points, by Punta Cana Village. For the ultimate in privacy and luxury, there are private residences, complete with staff and service which are available for rent. Besides relaxing by the ocean, there were a few highlights to be noted. The “Los Corales” Golf course is a must if you play the game. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the course is both challenging and breathtaking. The Six Senses Spa has everything needed to help you relax and reset. This upscale spa offers an array of treatment rooms, including one directly on the beach, and peaceful settings in which you can enjoy the rejuvenating therapies of their international team. The spa also offers in room treatments for the ultimate in relaxation and convenience. For the tennis enthusiast, the Oscar de la Renta Tennis Center has 13 tennis courts, a pro shop, a full gym and a patio with snacks and drinks which is available to all hotel guests. For the nature lover there is The “Ojos Indígenas” Ecological Park and Reserve, a 1,500-acre private reserve owned and maintained by the Grupo Punta Cana Foundation. The Ecological Reserve is comprised of a network of trails that lead to 12 freshwater lagoons and provides habitat for an abundance of birds, reptiles, insects, and other local flora and fauna. Walking the trails and swimming in the lagoons is a fun way to spend time with or without the family. The dining experiences while in Punta Cana are also top notch. For beachside dining, Playa Blanca offers a romantic setting with ocean views while La Yolo is a AAA three diamond restaurant that perches on the sea at the Punta Cana Resort & Club Marina, with magnificent views of the sparkling turquoise waters. The Grill Restaurant at the La Cana Golf and Beach Club is the perfect setting for a relaxing meal on the beach. Chef Santiago Salamanca served us a tasting menu that was delicious and never ending. Every dish he served was mouth watertingly delicious. Both Punta Cana and Santo Domingo have so much to offer for visitors to the Dominican Republic. And although Punta Cana is more of a traditional Caribbean vacation, there is so much more to be seen in the rich history of this island, that one would be amiss to pass it by.

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Unforgettable moments happen everyday at the secluded South Seas Island Resort. Whether you’re ready for an epic fishing adventure, a relaxing day on the beach, retreating to a romantic private cabana, or shelling with the kids, there’s something for everyone. With plentiful amenities, the conveniences of home, lush tropical surroundings and unparalleled oceanfront views, why not start packing now? Take advantage of this special, limited time offer! Enjoy up to 40% OFF our regular rates when you lock in the savings for stays of three nights or longer! Plus, you will receive a coupon book with over $250 in savings at resort outlets. Call us and ask for the “Lock in the Savings” special rate!

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xperience the pleasure of an elegant Spanish oasis, without having to leave the country. The exclusive Brazilian Court Hotel is located in the charming hands of Palm Beach, FL. Just steps away from the beach and Worth Avenue that’s home to ultra high end luxury boutiques and galleries, this hotel really is in the heart of it all. The elegant Spanish Colonial architecture contrasts effortlessly with the lavishing flora that wraps the establishment in a blanket of opulent green. Fountains offer a pinch of extravagance, further adding to the intimate and private atmosphere. With only 80 rooms, guests can expect to indulge in a private retreat, with the

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impeccable service of a hotel. The glamorous Roaring Twenties lives on in the décor of the hotel, as the rooms are fit for Gatsby himself, and Daisy if she ever decides to leave Tom. The voluminous pillows and charming bed linens pair well with the furnishings and architectural elements of each room. The mahogany crown molding, hand-forged, English, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and colonial style wood shutters will make any guest feel spoiled and important as they live like Spanish royalty. Studios, one, two and three-bedroom suites are on

offer for guests to choose from. All rooms are equipped with tapestries; flat-screen plasma LCD TV’s and ultra air-jet bathtubs with customized hydro thermo massage menus. Private terraces open up to a secret tropical jungle, offering the perfect breathing space as the day dwindles. Revel in the unprecedented offerings of fine food from Café Boulud, Chef Daniel Boulud award winning restaurant. The sleek contemporary design, reiterates the concept of glamour, and class, as French cuisine is part of the offerings at this fine eatery. With a newly expanded 15-seat bar, visitors can enjoy their favorite cocktail or bever-


age while adoring the posh lighting above or the dramatic wooden aspects in the ceiling that ties in unexplainably well with the wooden floorboards. Neutral color tones; warm wood flooring and a ceiling made from seashells occupy the room effortlessly and tie in the tropical ambiance. As for the menu, patrons will find exemplary French classics like the escargot and steak tartare, but also new additions such as blackened mahi and swordfish, to highlight fresh regional seafood. The freshest and seasonal ingredients are featured in all dishes, as the 3-star Michelin chef assures that all dishes are made and presented with so-

phistication. An expertly selected beverage list will delight all diners, as they are offered varietals from all over the globe. To complete the luxury experience, The Brazilian Court Hotel also boasts an exclusive salon, by renowned celebrity hairstylist Frederic Fekkai. The 1,600-square-foot space salon is a sanctuary in the heart of Palm Beach. His unique style and reputation for excellence proceeds him as guests are offered an array of services from simple haircuts and blow outs to manicures, pedicures, make up and facials—Just to name a few. The deep tissue massages will get rid of any pesky knots

caused by stress and tension built up over the year. Relax and unwind with a 30-minute reflexology massage, which uses a technique on reflex points to stimulate and rejuvenate. The eight-styling stations and two treatment rooms, an intimate environment ensures comfort and convenience while being primped and pampered by only the best. Be the envy of the streets, after strutting down Worth Avenue, sporting a new do and rejuvenated, luminous skin. The Brazilian Court Hotel offers a world of elegance, with a touch of royalty. 561 655 7740 | visit | 111

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



Drive slow, sit low,” quipped Jerry Seinfeld while describing the habits of Jewish senior citizens in Florida. But there’s another Florida. Not the Florida of retired businessmen, Cuban clubs, alligator wrestlers or parrot jungles. A different Florida – one wherein Europe’s aspiration had met an untamed but bountiful land. Before there was a United States, a royal British invasion, a Huguenot colony or even buccaneers, one particular group of seafaring zealots had landed on our feral and bountiful shores. While to the indigenous tribes this marked the beginning of the end, to their nemesis, this was the onset of the ‘plunder years,’ an era of conquest and exploitation. These were the days of the Conquistadors – merciless marauders murdering in the name of a “merciful god.” Intent on expanding

their realm and coffers, the Spanish crown sponsored these expeditions. And so they financed Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, a grief-stricken Conquistador in search of his son. Having set sail for the same region some time earlier, Menéndez’s son hadn’t been heard from in months. Though presumed shipwrecked and, in all likelihood, dead, Menéndez was insistent. He intended to bring his boy home alive. After crossing the ocean and scouring Florida’s Atlantic coastline, a desperate Menéndez came to a decision: since he couldn’t find his son, he would build him a world worth returning to, a dream made of wood and stone, an elaborate Eden he believed would one day house generations of Spaniards. And so Menéndez founded St.

Augustine – a city destined to become the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European origin in the US. Named after a saint who rebooted Christianity when it was on the wane, St. Augustine represented Old World faith and New World ambition. It’s no coincidence that the saint it was named after was, incidentally, also the very same ideologue who came up with the concept of a ‘just war’ –a holy war capable of justifying all sorts of atrocities. To understand Menéndez’s popup paradise (or Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth, for that matter), it’s important to see what they had seen: lush terrains of avocado-green grass nuzzling up against pristine beaches; tilting palm trees hugging the shore like enormous fluttering eyelashes | 113


of a turquoise eyed sea. Just south of St. Augustine, this is still what the northeastern coast of Florida looks like. Here, the smoothly oiled shoulder of a wave rises from a sun-soaked sea and the refracted light becomes too much for one’s eyes to bear. And so, like many who had come before me, I averted my gaze from the shimmering waves and look inland. As my sight cleared, what I saw before me had the appearance of a mirage: an oasis with a palace at its center, an Eden known as Hammock Beach Resort. Like a landscape found in a Sci-fi-fantasy film about a distant planet, the Beach around which the resort is built is an undulating cinnamon-hued quilt made entirely of seashells. It’s as if some deity had adapted Julian Schnabel’s broken plate painting series into a coastline. Cupping the glistening foam of the Atlantic in its soft alabaster palms, sand rises from the waters, disappears beneath the mass of shells, only to resurface on the edge of an all green landscape. Recently restored, Hammock Beach Resort houses a massive estate – one whose quirky features are mitigated by a pink and yellow pastel facade. With muscular walkways and recherché trappings, the self-contained world feels less like a hotel and more like your own private oasis, nestled in luxury and comfort. Boasting Hydro-Grid clay tennis courts, squash courts, nine hole putting green, beaches, spa, garden, an immense water slide and a myriad of pools, it doesn’t take long to forget diurnal matters and lose oneself in hedonistic delights. Borrowing a bike, I coast past the 140-acre golf course and head for the Marina. Whether sport fisher, kayak enthusiast or simply someone in the mood for a workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center, the ambient marina is your haven. As idyllic settings go, Hammock Resort is a nature lover’s dreamscape complete with bird watching, hiking and the internationally renowned Marineland in close proximity. Founded back in 1938, Marineland is the oldest Oceanarium in the world. Initially designed for filming underwater sequences in big budget movies, the Oceanarium is a dolphin sanctuary where one can experience, study and interact with one of the most intelligent, emotional, sentient and playful beings on the planet. Though, many have questioned the ethics of aquariums, Marineland eschews circus-like phenomena, focusing instead on nurturing a true

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understanding between our two species. Whether touching, feeding or swimming with dolphins, the experience is likely to prove life-altering. With workshops, scientific research, organized excursions, conservation programs and even rescue missions, Marineland is less a theme park than an institution. Despite the wide spectrum of oceanic data Marineland provides, when it comes to internalizing the rapture experienced by a dolphin being fed his/her favorite fish, Delfinos is a good way to go. As seafood restaurants are concerned, Hammock Beach Resort’s very own Delfinos performs a series of culinary backflips that will leave most guests smiling like dolphins. Relying on fresh local ingredients whenever possible, Chef Kevin knows how to maximize on regional elements. His seared sea scallops are buoyantly buttery delights that drift in on a bay of creamy Tuscan grits, riding one’s palate in wave upon wave of subtle flavors. Releasing a spray as fresh as the sea, the succulent morsels vaporize as they break on the shores of an earthy mushroom ragout. Likewise, the main dishes are a trove of wellexecuted oceanic delights. Fenced off by a crisp growth of Fennel onion salad, a piquant creole Corn Machoux sits alongside a bay of Spicy Tomato Sauce that boasts a tantalizingly good blackened Salmon. As for the Charred Grouper, it’s crispy texture and subtle flavor bathes in a sea of citrus wine butter alongside a hill of sweet potatoes and Brussel Sprout Hash. But whether one opts for Delfinos, the Sushi Bar, the Latin infused Ocean Bar, the Atlantic Grille, or the well-honed continental Terrace, the resort has no shortage of diversity in cuisine and ambience. Dining under a moonlit sky, one gets a sense of the timeless world that reigns here. This is the very same sky Menéndez saw, the same dark heaven that called out to him as well. And so I looked at the odd blue-tinted world overhead and noted the sinking mesh of stars lost in a frozen wave. How odd that the thick dark sky mirrored the sea as much as our sea reflected her stars. It was easy to sleep well here amidst the distant sound of the sea and the gentle breeze. With immodestly large villas and suites that sport king sized beds, spacious bathrooms with tubs and showers, state-of-the-art amenities, and covered balconies complete with tables and chairs, the resort is a lulling wave whose undertow becomes a lifetime’s worth of beckoning memories.

The following day, I decided to see the historic city of St. Augustine. Riding a horse-drawn carriage through the center, it was easy to understand how a city established in 1565 – one that continues to boast signature renaissance architecture - had need of a protective wall, a wall still on view at the historic Castillo de San Marcos. It’s equally evident why by the 18th Century, the Spaniards had grown so fond of the city that they added Fort Matanzas in a vain attempt to ensure that no one would ever be taking it from them. The conquistadors, ruthless as they may have been, saw value in this region. And though they may not have respected or valued others, they did spend a greater part of their lives enhancing the land they had stolen. Standing atop the city’s prominent lighthouse, I once again saw what they worked so hard to keep: a lush tree-lined landscape extending its thick green torso over an endless vista of sea and sky. It was this that generations had fought for, this promise of a better future that made life bearable. Though Pedro Menéndez never did find his son, he had built a spectacular home for the future – a future his son did not live long enough to inhabit, a future that even his compatriots could not remain in for long, a future that we ourselves have occupied. And it is we who are the unintended heirs of this conquistador’s future.


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ituated in the golf capital of the country, Jupiter Beach and Spa Resort embodies the spirit of Palm Beach. Pushing open the dark wooden doors, guests will step into a contemporary room with an island-inspired décor but it’s the unparalleled view of the blue waters of the Atlantic that will alter your view of what paradise resembles. The hotel accommodates 40 spacious suites and four penthouse hospitality suites each furnished with a wet bar and a separate living and sleeping area. Breakfast is served at Sinclair’s but guests have the option of dining in bed. Trust me, sitting on a balcony sipping a cup of coffee with a newspaper in hand hearing the waves crashing against the rocks seems like a much better way to start the day. Jupiter’s only oceanfront restaurant, Sinclairs is perfect for any occasion. On a girls trip, feel free to head down to the bar to share a laugh with the girls over cocktails. However, the restaurant’s outdoor terrace is the real catch. Picture yourself slicing through a perfectly grilled beef tenderloin

drizzled with port wine bordelaise topped with potato curls and a side of parslied potato brule while enjoying a glass of red wine with your significant other as you overlook the calming waters of the Atlantic Ocean, sounds like a perfect date doesn’t it? Situated by the waters, the seafood is certainly fresh which is why the seared diver scallops seared perfectly pink paired with grilled pineapple and a side of watercress tossed with perfectly toasted golden crostini and sprinkled with aged balsamic reduction is highly recommended. The first taste of a slightly warm pineapple might be strange but the acidity of the fruit contrasts the sweetness of the scallops, it is bound to electrify your palette. Remember to leave room for dessert because kids and adults alike are bound to love the juicy fresh strawberry dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled in sea salt. The dessert is not just a beauty to the eye as it tantalizes your taste buds with a blend of sweet, bitter and salty. No resort is complete without a swimming pool. Jupiter is equipped with a heated oceanfront

swimming pool so feel free to take a dip even in the winter. While the odds are against a chilly winter in Florida, Jupiter is ahead of the curve as it has a beautiful waterfall hot tub that guests can take a dip in with a cocktail in hand. Unwilling to leave the pool, guests are welcomed to dine at the Sandbar, an alfresco dining area surrounded by the water. The poolside bar is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends while recounting the adventures of the day as the sun sets in the horizon or just to grab a quick bite before diving back into the warm waters of the Atlantic. In the winter, diners can gather around the firewood to share a laugh with their loved ones. Located by the Sandbar are lounge chairs that faces the beach so adults can conveniently tan next to the bar while keeping an eye on the kids splashing around in the water. A trip to paradise is incomplete until your soles are burning from walking on the 1000 feet of scorching hot white sand but the pain is worth it. Escape from reality and venture out to the ho- | 117


tel’s secluded beach to relax on one of the many beach chairs lined up facing the Atlantic Ocean where you can admire the stunning blue waters while sun tanning. The sounds of the water will transport you to an alternate universe where you will be relieved from the stresses of work and allow you to fully immerse in vacation mode. As the sun sets, take a stroll with your loved one to witness the glowing sun set above the beautiful calm waters. Besides the sun and sea, guests can enjoy many outdoor activities situated in close proximity to the resort. While the hotel does not have its own private course, guests can tee up at multiple world class golf courses located in close proximity to the resort. Opened year-round, the months of May through October are less crowded so there’s no excuse for putting a bad round of golf. For golf fanatics, you’d be ecstatic to find out where famed golfers such as Phil Mickelson and Ricky Fowler live and you can visit the building purchased by former number one golfer Tiger Woods. If you’re more of a Federer fan than a Spieth fan, the hotel has two tennis courts located at its entrance for guests to enjoy. The hotel saves guests the hassle of packing a racket as it provides it as well as equipment for basketball and shuffleboard courts. While dads are enjoying the luscious green courses, kids can hop onto the kayaks and paddle boards offered by Blueline surf and paddle company. While kayaking or paddle boarding,

the guide will attempt to spot marine animals, birds and mangroves which will make learning fun for young ones. However, with the high temperatures of Florida, don’t leave the house without a bottle of sunscreen. Alternatively if you’re looking to learn about Jupiter’s marine life, sign up for a snorkeling tour or borrow gear from Jupiter Dive Center. Known as one of the world’s premier scuba diving vacation destination, the warm waters of Palm Beach ensures year-round diving experiences and great visibility to see over hundred types of fishes along with five species of sea turtles and if you’re fortunate maybe even eels, sharks and rays. Offered by the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, little kids should sign up for the escorted turtle walks where they can learn about the precious endangered sea turtles and how to protect them. With Jupiter making it a priority to protect endangered sea turtles, guests of the resort might have the privilege to witness one of the five different types of turtles laying their eggs during their annual nesting period. In the evening, walk on over to The Jupiter Lighthouse where you can absorb the best view of Palm Beach County. If you’re visiting the town from April to January, take a tour up the lighthouse where you can take in the view of Jupiter from above ground. After a day of adventure under the sun, head to the spa for a relaxing evening. Greeted by a smiling receptionists, guests will be led to the changing

room where they will change into a bathrobe. The pampering begins after getting changed as you lounge on the velvet chairs sipping a glass of champagne. With a full menu, the spa offers services such as facial, massage and manicures or pedicures. The signature facial uses the latest anti-aging technologies to ensure increased firmness, elasticity and fullness and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles so you’ll leave the spa looking years younger. Under the sun for long hours certainly damages your skin, the spa offers treatments such as the soothing sun wrap and ocean restorative facial to hydrate your skin. The soothing sun wrap eases the pain of sunburned with ingredients such as aloe vera and green tea extracts to help minimize redness and irritation and heal the damaged skin. Whether you’re out playing golf or kayaking, a massage is a fantastic way to let your body and mind relax after a tiring day out. Prior to your massage, the spa displays a selection of aromas for guests to choose from. You will leave the spa feeling recharged for another day of sun and sea. Whether you love tanning on the beach, teeing it up with a bunch of pals, sipping wine while chatting with friends, learning about the marine life, Jupiter Beach and Spa Resort guarantees that you’ll never want to step foot out of Palm Beach county.

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THE PERRY HOTEL Reimagines Key West By Josh Estrin


ommodore Perry, a 19th century American naval officer, was known for taking a bold new approach to looking at the world. He played an integral role in opening Japan to trade, developed a system that led to the curriculum for the United States Naval Academy, and is considered the “Father of the Steam Navy.” Perry also claimed the Florida Keys as a United States’ territory in 1822 after years of disputed ownership and the rest, as they say, is history. Key West, the southernmost point in the continental U.S., has since become known as many things, including the now iconic “hangout” for Hemingway, a port of call for cruise ships, and destination

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to celebrate the setting sun.

Channel Bridge.

Now, however, a brand-new 100-room beautiful boutique hotel, The Perry, is reimagining what it means to indulge in Key West. Located on the working waterfront of Stock Island, The Perry is only a few minutes by car or shuttle from the familiar environs of the region, but has already established itself as a destination with its own unique personality. Visitors can fly into Key West International Airport via private charter or major airlines including American, Delta, United, and Silver Airways. From there, The Perry is a short ride via rental car, taxi or shuttle service across Cow Key

For a more leisurely approach, fly into Miami, rent a car, point it south and head down U.S. 1 to the Keys. The Overseas Highway cuts a dazzling path across a 113-mile chain of breathtaking coral and limestone islands connected by 42 bridges. Arrival by boat can be accomplished by a threehour Key West Express ferry out of Fort Myers to the Key West Bight Ferry Terminal; with private boats having access to Stock Island’s private 220slip marina with state-of-the-art floating docks that sit in the largest deep-water harbor in the Florida Keys.


Stock Island is a place full of life and local color, and The Perry takes great advantage of its exceptional location. It is seamlessly connected to the vibrant and colorful lifestyle right outside the door. The hotel effortlessly integrates old world charm and modern amenities. Rooms have generous balconies providing incredible views of the saltwater lagoon or marina as well as the renowned Key West sunrises. Many rooms are dog friendly, and all feature showcase local artwork.

On The Horizon: The Perry Hotel is not done yet with several “works in progress” including: • An on-site distillery. • Signature Perry craft beers. • Salt Provisions — a Key West original selling unique salts, spices, and honey with rotating art exhibitions hosted by local artists and craftsmen adjacent to the hotel lobby. • Paddle-board and kayak tours launching from the hotel’s marina

As the sun sets: Executive Chef Ryan Fredstrom helms the hotel’s two restaurants. Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar the main eatery, offers an eclectic, edgy, and deliciously eccentric array of small and large plates, all celebrating the joys of American coastal comfort food. Offering indoor or outdoor seating options and featuring fresh produce, high-quality meats, and local seafood, Matt’s is a foodie’s dream come true.

While the Perry Hotel has everything any visitor could need, the desire to venture out and explore is expected and encouraged. Here are few places to consider during any stay: • Hogfish Bar & Grill • Lazy Dog Water Sports • Duval Street • Old Town • Mallory Square

Available activities include reveling in the character of Stock Island by bike or scooter, or exploring the eclectic art, entertainment, and history of Key West. Water fun includes poolside lounging, kayak and paddle adventures, snorkeling and diving in the third largest coral reef in the world, sailing impossibly blue waters and deep-sea fishing. The Perry Hotel is Key West redefined and reimagined, offering the very best – the Commodore would most certainly approve. | 121

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PURELY MICHIGAN A photo essay by photographer ANDREW WERNER


veryone loves the unexpected, especially when the unexpected exceeds expectations.

Forget what you think you know about Detroit. The city has been having going through a renaissance over the past few years and I recently had the pleasure, thanks to Pure Michigan travel, to get a first hand look at some of the hotspots, boutique restaurants and places giving a new life to a classic town. Using the Arts as a strong factor in the city’s building blocks, galleries and museums such as; 1xRun, the Library Street Collective, the Detroit Institute of Arts (where Diego Rivera’s famous Detroit Industry mural is located), and the Motown Museum, Detroit is attracting visitors who want to learn more about it’s the past and experience it’s present. Pewabic Pottery was a trip favorite – showcasing not only beautiful pieces of world famous pottery, the landmark also focuses on the brands’ founder Mary Chase Perry Stratton and her struggle in the early 20th century to be an independent female artist in a specialized medium. 1xRun Gallery

Culinary arts were included in our tour as well! Whether it was a quick lunch at the famous Supino Pizzeria, delicious baubles and bubbles at Wright & Co., or a posh sit down at Savannah Blue, the food scene in Detroit absolutely did not disappoint. Appetizer at Wright & Co.

ings down to the custom door hinges.

Yet, the metal work in the capitol did not compare to the genius installation titled ‘Beyond Streaming: A Sound Mural for Flint”, by artist Jan Tichy at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. The series of intertwined pipes each contained stories and voices bringing visibility to the horrific Flint Water Crisis. Off to Grand Rapids to see more of the art scene. We toured the Grand Rapids Ballet and were granted a sneak peak backstage and the inter workings of their recent production of Alice in Wonderland. The craft team constructed beautiful costumes for the dancers multiplying exponentially the power of art by marrying the two mediums.

Keeping up with the Arts scene, we approached our second of three stops in Michigan in Lansing – the state capitol. The ornate building towered over its surroundings creating the grandiose visual of strength and power. In a time where more was more, this building featured beautiful architecture and attention to details from the stained glass ceilLansing Capitol Building

Undeniably one of my favorite parts of this trip was visiting the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Through their archives of the museums’ fashion collection. Aisles upon aisles of clothing dating back to from the early 19th century, their assemblage of over 10,000 garments and accessories Mural for Flint | 123


Grand Rapids Ballet sketches

even left me speechless. Meyer May’s iconic home was another remarkable stop on our tour. The home, designed and furnished by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright is a piece of art all unto itself. A fete of style and engineering in its own time (built in 1908) the house features bold linear elements, ‘new technology’ for its day, and a strategic layout to provide privacy for the family. Did you know that Meyer May was the first retailer to put clothing on hangers in a retail store?

Public Museum Clothing Collection

The arts in Grand Rapids have boomed to festival status with the creation of ArtPrize, the competition that turns the city into a living gallery – installations in every medium through downtown. According to Todd Herring, the director of communications for ArtPrize ‘In 2016, 1,453 works created by artists from 40 states and 44 countries were exhibited in 170 venues.’ Awarding over $145k to artists and attracting over 500,000 people to the area, ArtPrize is considered one of the top attended public events in the world. To round out our final day in Grand Rapids we

Inside the Meyer May House

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Ai Weiwei Lego Portraits

spent time at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park viewing the work of artist Ai Weiwei as well as the botanical grounds. Ai Weiwei’s story is fascinating and parallels many of the current day political situations that are present while expressing them stunningly through artistic allegory. It really didn’t matter which way you looked in any the three cities of Michigan that I visited, the presence of art, in every medium, was always existent. Take time to travel, explore new opportunities and discover the unexpected.

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BARON’S COVE Sag Harbor’s Waterfront Charm By Monika Ploc


o savor every last bite of summer, Baron’s Cove Sag Harbor, whipped up quite the feast in its Hamptons end-of-season fête. The newly renovated harborfront resort takes its location very seriously, as it transformed its prime outdoor patio into a daytime barbeque hot-spot for Rob Shawger, the leader of the Salty Rinse BBQ team, and Baron’s Cove acclaimed chef Matty Boudreau. The duo showed off their culinary talents on Texas style brisket, glazed baby back ribs, pulled pork, Montauk Brewery beer can chicken with all the fixings, and not to mention live music. Conveniently overlooking the Sag Harbor Cove Yacht Club and a ten-minute stroll from Sag Harbor’s Main Street, almost everything at Baron’s Cove has a subtle hint of nautical ease in woven navy fabric. From the 67-room charming décor to the intimate seating surrounding both indoor and outdoor fireplaces in the lobby’s bar and lounge, all jibes well with the historic vibe of Sag Harbor’s whaling roots. The wall-hanging whale above the fireplace creates a nautical focal point and a conversation starter in any seating area.

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With the Hamptons International Film Festival kicking off October 5th, Baron’s Cove guests can cozy up in the outdoor patio during those late autumn days in casual rocking Adirondack chairs over beer, wine, and signature fall cocktails with a light meal, like farm stand crudité and sliders from the resort’s Harbor menu. Or, consider the second-floor dining room and outdoor terrace with panoramic views of those ruby red sunsets over the harbor any night of the week.

favorite is the “Travels with Charley” package, where you can bring Fido along sans size limits. With so many fantastic dog walking parks and trails around, there’s no excuse for leaving your furry friend behind. Take your pup in any one of the dog-friendly Village Garden Rooms. With maximum accessibility for the whole family, these rooms are located on the first floor with plush queen or king-size beds, complete with a Baron’s Cove Frisbee and a special dog treat.

Not only does the resort boast one of the best views in the Hamptons, it provides ease of all-inclusive perks to virtually everything in the Hamptons guests from all over the world can enjoy year-round. From a harbor-facing pool, basketball and tennis courts, to complimentary bike rentals, private parking, and a selection of fun, invigorating, and relaxing wellness options like “Yo-Core,” on the front lawn for the mind and body. Not to mention the hotel’s complimentary beach shuttle service to one of the nearby Hamptons beaches. Still, the best part about Baron’s Cove is that it exudes the personality of a quaint local inn, within its all-American resort lifestyle. A personal

Guest village rooms, harbor suites, and lofts are turned towards either the village or harbor, are spacious and designed in cool shades of blue, gray and white, some with private terraces overlooking the water. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV and extras include bathrobes and free toiletries. But what’s most endearing is the bedding that’s monogrammed with a Baron’s Cove burgee flag. Interior designer Colleen Bashaw nailed it, so beach house chic. Baron’s Cove is located at 31 West Water Street in Sag Harbor.

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EDGEWATER HOTEL By Tash Bazika & Courtney Travin


he Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, Washington greets guests with unmatched 5-star quality service that lasts throughout your stay. Impossible is not a word in the vocabulary of the wonderful staff who ensure all needs are met with precision and charm. As Seattle’s only waterfront property, each room features sweeping views of the marvelous Elliott Bay. The hotel is situated just a stone throw away from many local activities and sites such as Pike

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Place Market and the Space Needle is easily accessible by bike, which can be sought after through the hotel concierge. For a fun interesting way to travel, the King County Water Taxi is located nearby and can take you to all the local favorites. Within the hotel, is the Six Seven Restaurant, featuring panoramic views of the crystal waters. The elegant establishment features seasonally inspired cuisine crafted with only the freshest and finest organic and naturally raised ingredients, procured

for your enjoyment. The Six Seven Restaurant offers an easy vibe atmosphere, with a quiet buzz, perfect for social interaction with friends and family. Located in the hotel is a fitness center, complete with a range of equipment to maintain your health while on vacation and to keep you energized for the days ahead.

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5 Reasons to Visit This little-known exotic paradise,


By Julia Gundlach

The Athos Monastery in Abkhazia

FUN FACTS • In Abkhazia horse racing is the most popular and most visited sport • Abkhazians call their country “Apsny,” which means “the country of Soul” • Winemaking developed in Abkhazia several thousand years ago (i.e. 30002000 BC), as evidenced by archeological finds in dolmen tombs of jugs depicting grape seeds. Prince Nicolas Achba is considered to be the founder of modern commercial winemaking • Abkhazia declared independence from Georgia in 1999. Georgia regards it as a separatist region “occupied” by


ocated between Europe and Asia, down the coast of the Black Sea, lies a partially recognized state with a rich and ancient history; since the 9th century BC, the country has been under Roman, Ottoman, Russian and Georgian rule. Literally under the radar of most travelers — it is technically under Georgian rule but governed independently — the country of Abkhazia boasts over 70 resorts and draws over 1 million visitors per year. As controversial as it is beautiful, the country of Abkhazia sits in the nexus of the Georgia-Russia conflict. Georgia doesn’t recognize Abkhazia as an independent state (Georgia technically still bans tourism there), though Russia does. To venture into Abkhazia, travelers must fly to russia and then proceed via train or car across the Abkhaz-Russia border. Despite the controversy, Abkhazia is become a booming retreat for wellness and wealth, with 210 kilometers of sand beaches, dolphins and sea water. If you ever find yourself near the Black Sea, this hidden gem is definitely worth a visit. Here’s five reasons to visit Abkhazia on your next Euro trip.

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Diving: Abkhazia sits on the coast of the Black

• Abkhaz, the Abkhazian language,

Sea, a coast famous for its wide pebble beaches and pure sea water. It’s also one of the premier diving sites in the world, with ancient cities, aircrafts and sunken vessels underwater.

has the fewest vowel sounds in the

Affordable: Because

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of its under-the-radar status, you can ball out on a budget, which has made Abkhazia a local alternative to Turkey. In addition, there are 70 resorts that all offer a different experience.

world (2) and long strings of consonants • Abkhazian epics/mythologies are called Narts. In these stories the heroes

Mount Dombai-Ulgen

The deepest cave in the world: Abkhazia is home to Krubera, the deepest cave in the world. Discovered in the ‘60s, the cave sits near the Russia-Abkhaz border and you enter at 7,218 feet above sea level.

Mountains: The majority of Abkhaz land is covered by tall mountain ranges, many of which sit in the 4,000. At 13,274 ft, Mount Dombai-Ulgen is the highest point of the country is covered by snow and glaciers yearround.


For connoisseurs of wine, Abkhazia boasts one of the world’s oldest wine-producing regions. According to the Financial Times, “Clay jugs have been found locally that still contain grape seeds dating from 3000BC.”

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ith less than 3 years to go before Tokyo hosts the summer Olympic games, you’ll be hearing about these unique Japanese gems soon. Here is a sneak peek.

See: An art collective formed in 2001, teamLab is an interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as ultra-technologists, the group aims to go beyond the boundaries of art, science, technology and imagination, through cocreative activities. With art installations throughout the world, their vision has made a leap over to the chic city of Paris. Incorporating interactive digital art forms and crafting a spectacle for the ears and eyes, it’s an experience for all ages. TeamLab

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Do: Find your favorite sake with a tasting at SANWA 720. “SANWA” means three peace, and represents the trinity of manufacture, distribution (including restaurants) and consumer. Located in the Kappabashi (or Kitchen Street) in Tokyo, the experts deal with small run bottles of sake and shochu (distilled liquor of potato, wheat and rice). Most bottles carried in store are 720 mL, which is difficult to find abroad. Dress up your nails from award-winning nail artists at JoliNails. With three locations in central Tokyo (Grand Hyatt Tokyo at the Nagomi Spa, Shirokane and Roppangi Hills), there is no excuse not to indulge in some mini- masterpieces like Mt. Fuji or tsunami waves.

Stay: Bringing Andaz’s international appeal and “personal style” to Japan, The Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills has 164 rooms (with 8 suites), 5 restaurants (Andaz Tavern, Rooftop Bar, BeBu, Pastry Shop and the SUSHI), 24 hour in-room dining and the apothecary-focused AO Spa & Club. Guestrooms average at 500 sq ft and offer unobstructed views of the Tokyo skyline, with soaking tubs inspired by Japanese bath culture. Common spaces are adorned by beautiful works of wood

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Bryonha Marie Parham and Karen Ann Voorhees. Photo by Matthew Murray



Prince of Broadway” at Manhattan Theater Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) is a celebration of the remarkable six decade career of producer/director Hal Prince. With each of the nine-member cast alternating in brief recollections by Prince, the focus remains on the songs from the musicals. The show is co-directed by Prince and Susan Stroman (who also choreographed). While this would seem to be a surefire entertainment, it doesn’t consistently succeed. The overture arranged by Jason Robert Brown is vertiginous, squeezing in tunes from 16 disparate musicals. The scattershot feeling returns in the opening number, the lovely ballad “Hey There” from “Pajama Game.” Michael Xavier is not even given a chance to perform the whole song. The follow-up, “Heart” from the same 1955 musical (by Xavier, Brandon Uranowitz, Chuck Cooper and Tony Yazbeck) does hit a home run. Much of the material is well performed but has been done in recent revivals that surpassed the renditions here (for example, “She Loves Me” and “West Side Story”). Beowulf Boritt (sets) and William Ivey Long (costumes) recall the originals but appear

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to be imitations. Obviously, a show with excerpts from 16 musicals can’t reproduce the scenery of “The Phantom of the Opera” with its ornate chandelier. Also, some numbers suffer from being taken out of context. The most unsettling is Uranowitz’s rendition of “If You Could See Her From My Eyes” from the Nazi era “Cabaret” with his closing line that the woman with a gorilla mask is Jewish. On the other hand, there are some wonderful numbers from shows that were commercial failures. Janet Dacal’s performance of “You’ve Got Possibilities” from “It’s a Bird …It’s a Plane …It’s Superman” with Xavier as Clark Kent is a delight. Some of the talented performers are given a chance to take on roles that they will probably never have a chance to do in a staged version. African-American Chuck Cooper has a good time with “If I Were a Rich Man” from “Fiddler on the Roof.” On the other hand, he is less successful with “Ol’ Man River” from “Showboat” where his voice lacks the necessary heft. Veterans Karen Ziemba and Emily Skinner are always worth catching. Here they both turn up with others in numbers from “Follies” (Prince’s favorite of his shows). Ziemba also delivers a heart-stopping rendition of Fraulein

Schneider’s “So What?” from “Cabaret” and Skinner sings a tart “Ladies Who Lunch,” from “Company.” Bryonha Marie Parham’s title song from “Cabaret” probably outdoes the version on the original cast album. While many of the songs are familiar (e.g., “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from “Evita” and “The Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera”), some of the best numbers come from the flops (e.g., Skinner’s singing “Now You Know” from “Merrily We Roll Along” and Yazbeck and Xavier’s “This is Not Over Yet” from “Parade”). Yazbeck also contributes the best tap dancing of the evening in “The Right Girl” from “Follies.” Brown’s closing number, “Do the Work,” performed by the entire cast, is pleasant but not on the level of Irving Berlin’s “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” which would seem to be the model. In sum, “Prince of Broadway” confirms the brilliance of the producer/director’s contributions to the theater. At the same time, he might be better honored by a revival of one of the lesser known musicals, such as “It’s a Bird …It’s a Plane …It’s Superman” or “Merrily We Roll Along.




By Clara Morgan ( October 5-9, 2017 | )


all has arrived and the Hamptons are not just a Summer hotspot but a year-round destination with plenty of things to do and places to visit. One of the highlights of the Hamptons Fall season is the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF). Held each year in October, HIFF previews the most talked about award season films, and this year is no different. Come for the movies, stay for the beauty of the Hamptons, and dine at local favorites. The Festival will celebrate its Silver Anniversary this fall. Here are some of the films creating pre-Oscar buzz this season that will

be premiering at this year’s festival. Some notables attending the festival this year include: Julie Andrews, Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Jason Blum, Carter Burwell, Dean Cole, Alan Cumming, Simon Curtis, Michael Finley, Josh Gad, Jennifer Garner, Armie Hammer, Mariska Hargitay, and Spencer Haywood

Darkest Hour

and interviews with his famous friends and clients, Bartok weaves through the journey of Aucoin’s life up until his tragic end—reminding everyone that he truly was larger than life.

Joe Wright (PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT) returns with a thrilling drama centered on Winston Churchill—starring Academy Award® nominee, Gary Oldman in his most forceful and transformative role to date. Newly appointed as Prime Minister of Great Britain, Churchill faces one of the most defining trials of his career: negotiate peace with Nazi Germany or stand firm to fight for the ideals, liberty, and freedom of a nation. With the threat of invasion imminent as the unstoppable Nazi forces move across Western Europe, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of history.

Breathe Best-known for his motion-capture work as Gollum in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and Caesar in the PLANET OF THE APES series, Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with the inspiring true story of activists Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award® nominee Andrew Garfield and Golden Globe® winner Claire Foy). When Robin’s shocking contraction of rapid-onset polio leaves him paralyzed, the two make the controversial decision to remove him from the hospital and define a different life for him. Working together to both create a sustainable condition for Robin and break the stigma surrounding disability rights, the two begin a groundbreaking campaign captured with a warm and enlivening touch by Garfield, Foy, and Serkis.

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Adapted from British actor Peter Turner’s memoir of the same name, the late-life relationship between legendary Golden-era actress Gloria Grahame (Academy Award®nominee Annette Bening) and the significantly younger Turner (Jamie Bell) is lovingly recounted in Paul McGuigan’s moving period romance. As the two begin their relationship, we follow Grahame as she moves between Los Angeles, a town in which she seems eternally out of touch with an industry that doesn’t quite know how to treat her, and Turner’s native Liverpool. At the center of it all is Bening, whose lively and nuanced performance brilliantly pays homage to an actress denied the stature she deserved in her own lifetime.

I, Tonya For many, the revelations following the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in the lead-up to the 1994 Winter Olympics cemented the legacy of Tonya Harding as one of the most iconic villains in sports history. Craig Gillespie’s at turns hilarious and tragic look at the life of Harding (astonishingly realized by Margot Robbie) flips the script on this sensational narrative—following her from the tumultuous relationship with her abusive mother (Allison Janney) to the absurd moments that led to that fateful night in Cobo Arena. Fueled by a razor-sharp script that doesn’t let anyone in Harding’s orbit out of its sights, I, TONYA is an outrageous and surprising look at the players behind the notorious scandal..

The Shape Of Water As the Cold War reaches its peak in the early 1960s, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute janitor working at a US government facility, finds a strange creature held deep within the laboratory. Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER is a mesmerizing continuation of his fascination with on-screen monsters and their real-world counterparts, wonderfully realized through a brilliant cast (including Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins), and jaw-dropping production design and cinematography. In creating perhaps the most realized synthesis of his many preoccupations to date, del Toro has created a wondrous take on the classic monster movie that seems to exist out of time and yet inseparable from our own.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life, The Kevyn Aucoin Story LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY explores the life of the iconic make-up artist, who transformed the profession into a prominent and influential art form. Director and fellow make-up artist Tiffany Bartok paints a beautiful and deeply personal portrait of a man who, as both an artist and LGBTQ advocate, dedicated his life to elevating the inner confidence and presence of others. Through intimate archival footage

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Simon Curtis, director of MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (HIFF 2011), presents a heartfelt look into the complicated relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (newcomer Will Tilston), whose collection of toys and unbridled imagination inspired the enchanting world of Winnie the Pooh. As the whimsical adventures of this honey-loving bear quickly capture the attention of a traumatized, post-war England, the family suddenly finds themselves swept up in the international success—though not without paying the price that often accompanies such fame. While his mother (Margot Robbie) revels in the spotlight, her son struggles with the abrupt loss of his childhood. With great empathy, GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN explores the complexities of family, war, and celebrity.

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The Southampton Inn’s latest restaurant, Claude’s, which offers a superb breakfast year-round, particularly classic eggs, pancakes, French toast, and other delicious home cooked menu selections of its “Best” breakfast. Situated outside in the beautifully planted courtyards and pool patios, as well of course “Inn-side.” Claude’s is the perfect Fall setting for corporate events, family reunions, and wedding receptions. With a wide range of platters, and a lovely decor, Claude’s has the prettiest outdoor dining experience in Southampton. 91 Hill Street, Southampton NY 11968 631-283-6500 •


Lunch: 75 Main, Southampton Restaurateur Zach Erdem has transformed the Hamptons summer dining staple 75 Main into a year-round hotspot under his stewardship. Erdem reinvented his Southampton eatery, combining the classic style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Some celebrity guests include Leonardo di Caprio, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Scott Disick, 50 Cent, French Montana and Sarah Jessica Parker. 75 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968 631.283.7575 • Dinner: Union Cantina, Southampton Do not miss the exciting new menu specials and entertainment at Long Island’s most vibrant, social and delicious destinations - Union Cantina, the Hamptons only authentic modern Mexican restaurant. This popular eatery, designed by Southampton Social Club owners Ian Duke and David Hilty, sits in the iconic Bowden Square and is open all year-round. Union Cantina’s festive atmosphere incorporates both the sleekness of the Hampton’s high society with the rustic beauty of Mexican culture. The dark woods are balanced by the bright cerulean colored walls, and are also decorated with Mexican artwork. Union Cantina is the hotspot all year round for festive dining, live music, and A-list celebrations! Notable diners include Michael J. Fox and Brooke Shields. 40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968 631.377.3500 •

With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for visitors from all over the world. The winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. In the fall, Southampton Inn offers lower rates for the same charm you’ll find in the summer. There’s an abundance of activities for couples and families alike. Beat the crowds and get a coveted seat at the beach with a tad more privacy (and, yes, the ocean water is still warm). Enjoy bicycling and tennis, croquet on the lawn, and even board games by the fireplace in the library. 91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York T: 631-283-6500

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Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted its annual gala at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY ©Rob Rich of (L) Mike Milken, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (R) David Koch (Bot.) Kool & The Gang

Carlos Orozco hosted a private dinner for Mayakoba Residencies ©Rob Rich of Claudine Itie Lopez Ostolaza, Carlos Fernandez, Cecilia Flores Lopez Portillo, Carlos Orozco of Mayakoba Residencies

An Intimate Evening Under the Stars with Michael Bolton produced by Lawrence Scott Events, Sagaponack, NY ©Rob Rich of (L) Lawrence Scott, Michael Bolton (R) Chris Wragge

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Philanthropist, Jean Shafiroff, and IFC Films hosted the New York premiere of Rebel In The Rye at Metrograph, NYC @Patrick McMullan (L) Nicholas Hoult (R) Zoey Deutch

(L) Jean Shafiroff, Kristen Stewart,Riley Keough ©Rob Rich of (R) Avanti Gupta ©Patrick McMullan

(L) Author Laurie Gelman celebrated the launch of her debut book, Class Mom: A Novel, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the home of Deana & Steve Hanson in East Hampton, NY ©Rob Rich of Misha, Michael, Laurie, &Jamie Gelman (R) Don and Katrina Peebles seen at the book launch party for FOX New’s show Specialist host Eboni Williams’ new book Pretty Powerful at Tender at The Sanctuary Hotel, NYC ©LMG Don Peebles,Eboni Williams, Katrina Peebles

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