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Editor’s Note


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STYLE & FASHION 48 Shades of Fall


NYFW 2016 Design Inspiration


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Resident Events (Sept. 2016)


Behind the Velvet Rope

ICONS & INFLUENCERS 24 Charlie Scopoletti


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BEAUTY & WELLNESS 28 Fall beauty Essentials


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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Hillary Latos BEAUTY EDITOR Jennifer Pelaez CULTURE EDITOR Joe Alexander EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Jennifer Azzolini, Marie Assante, Nathalie Barclay SOCIAL COLUMNIST Clara Morgan CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Norah Bradford FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Alejandra Ruiz-Dana, Barry Bassis, Bennett Marcus, Carlos Lacayo, Cecilia Morales, Dr. Sol Schwartztein, Dr. Steven Victor, Elena Murzello, Elizabeth Darwen, Frederic Collier, George Cahn, George Wayne, Jane Pontarelli, Jay Angel, Josh Estrin, Jim Bernstein, Kristen Oliveri, Norah Bradford, Peter Elston MADE WITH LOVE BY OUR ART DIRECTOR Enri John Angeles DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Evan Guttman PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT Kensey Jean PHOTOGRAPHY RETOUCHERS Evan Guttman, Roza Zamoldinova, Enri John Angeles SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER Patrick McMullan CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Steve Sands ONLINE CONTENT MANAGER Kenny Williams CONTRIBUTING BEAUTY DIRECTOR JP Ramirez PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER Michael Travin ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Melissa Kassis VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & ACCOUNTS Alyssa Montalbano SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING ASSOCIATE Amaury Gelabert SALES AND MARKETING ASSOCIATE Greg Fronda SENIOR SALES MANAGER Scott Pauker ADVERTISING MANAGER Don Fetherman DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Tom Fahey MARKETING ASSOCIATES Erin Sheahan, Kenza Salahdine, Mig Tantilul










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AUTUMN IS COMING TO TOWN! While January officially starts the new calendar year, I’ve always felt that September is unofficial the start of the year as the dog days of summer come to an end with Labor Day Weekend paving the way to fall and its new beginnings. Everyone returns from their summer vacations filled with a renewed energy that permeates New York City with life. New York Fashion Week marks the beginning of the season with its whirlwind of soirees, events and benefits that characterize the best city in the world. For the September issue we focused on the best of fall. From the glorious fashion that adorns all the windows, to beauty must haves, fall travel, dining, real estate, and theater. This month our cover star os the incredibly talented Nyle di Marco who despite being deaf, has gone on to win the hearts of America winning America’s Next Top Model last year and Dancing With the Stars this past season. Proving that the magnitude of his talent is not limited by a physical disability, he has become a role model that continues to break molds and stereotypes of those with disabilities and is using his celebrity status to improve the lives of deaf people around the world.



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We also caught up with the successful and visionary real estate developer and game changer, Gil Dezer who has changed the landscape of real estate in South Florida and New York City and continues to make headway with his revloutionary partnerships and new developments. With the change of seasons, we featured the best of fall beauty with must have beauty items as well as tools for creating the striking looks straight off the runway. To showcase the bold and jewel toned palette for fall we partnered with celebrity makeup artist JP Ramirez and the talented floral designers from B Floral to create a fantasy beauty shoot that showcase makeup inspired by the beautifully saturated hues found in flowers. As the Toronto International Film Festival is held in September, we traveled to Canada’s coolest city, Toronto to spotlight their dynamic culinary scene and hot lounge scene that has put the city on the jetsetter map. With fall comes a bevy of hotel and restaurant openings that are shaking up the scene in NYC. Of course luxurious weekend getaways are always on our mind as we covered some of our favorite places such as Miami, San Juan, Hudson Valley, and Virginia that are all just a short jaunt away. Welcome Back NYC!



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Before retouch application (photo by Johnny H. Angel)

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likely there’s a touch of a professional retoucher. Since she was a child, Roza enjoyed drawing and painting, which is akin to the high-end retouching. She later went digital and got a graphic design degree from a Russian universities, where retouching projects appealed to her the most. A classical university education gives an advantage over self-taught enthusiasts when it comes to illustration, composition, color theory, body anatomy and history of art. Roza is confident they are essential for success in any contemporary visual art, whether it is graphical design, interior design or retouching.

photographers, models, hair and beauty salons, all becoming her loyal clients. She is constantly branching out, available for her next beauty brand campaign.

Second, because most people don’t even know such a profession exist: “ – Retoucher? Who’s that? I thought the photographer does it themselves”. This or similar reaction is what a retoucher usually hears when somebody asks what one does for a living.

During her career Roza has worked as a retoucher in the photo lab, graphical designer in one of the best regional event agencies, and even launched a kids fashion e-commerce startup. She says the latter experience taught her to be responsible with the deadlines and make sure even the most demanding customers are happy.

While a lot of photographers can and do work on it themselves, especially for events such as weddings, a simple portrait, or photo intended to be published on the web. But if photoshoot is done for a glossy magazine or beauty ad, most

After moving to Melbourne, Australia Roza decided to take the path she loved the most and where she wants herself to excel – in retouching. Since 2013 she has been working with a number of celebrities, online and paper magazines,

Of course, retouching is different for various purposes. For Example, children’s photos with natural light doesn’t need a significant effort, since there is usually no skin work required to correct blemishes or wrinkles. On the other hand, a printed beauty close-up photo, like the one featured in this month’s issue, is considered the most difficult and time-consuming and can take from 5-8 hours to make, since it is crucial to make sure it looks perfect even under the microscope.

eet our talented and internationally published retoucher, who has worked on a number of our covers and beauty spreads – Roza Dinova. She calls herself an ‘invisible staff’, and there are two reasons for this. First, because the excellence of a retoucher is to make sure his/her work is not noticeable, hiding the imperfections and emphasizing the strengths of the shot, keeping lights, shadows and human anatomy natural, and holding to the original intent of the photographer as well.

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How to tell if retouch is good or bad? “First sign of a bad one is when you can see it has been ‘photoshopped’. A good Photoshop is not knowing for sure if a photo has been Photoshopped. Skin shouldn’t look like a blurred plastic mask without any sign of texture, eyes and teeth shouldn’t be abnormally white, and colors shouldn’t be oversaturated” – said Roza.



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Resident Magazine along with Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin of Soho Muse hosted a party the eve of the annual Hamptons Family Office Wealth Forum. Notable families from around the world were on hand to celebrate a summer cocktail party held in Southampton in a $30 Million estate for sale in the Olde Towne Development, graciously offered through the Kean Development Company.



BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE SEPTEMBER 2016 By Joe Alexander | With Photographs by Patrick McMullan

THE HAMPTONS BEST PARTIES “FADA House of Madness” Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center remains the Hamptons edgiest and most entertaining evening. This year’s “happening” was dubbed “FADA House of Madness.” Over 130 emerging artists from 28 countries created performances on the grounds that included: being greeted by an army of Jacques Reynaud’s Angels of Apocalypse, John Margarita’s One Ton Tank, which featured a man in a speedo in a box filled with water dancing in slow motion and a black plane doing a nose dive into the ground. Guests included Ovan gardd director Wilson’s muse Inga Maren Otto, Caroline Vreeland, Kathy and Rick Hilton, Katrina Otto-Bernstein, Chris Henchy and Alex Soros. This year’s auction helped raise two million dollars and included 125 pieces donated by the likes of Marina Abramovic, Donald Baechler and Annie Leibovitz. This year’s honoree was Madame Giancarla Berti. Ja Rule sang and word is Kanye West will perform next year. Plukka, the fine jeweler was among the night’s sponsors. Robert Wilson and Inga Maren Otto @ Watermill Center

Author’s Night Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley and Mary Higgins Clark were among the Honorary Chairs of the East Hampton Library’s Author’s Night. This fun fete features over 100 authors across all genres. Participating authors included Michael Gross, Florence Fabricant, Ally Hilfiger, Erica Jong, William Norwich, Jean Shafiroff, and Kate Betts. Guests bought multiple books and got them inscribed while chatting with the authors about their tomes. After the book-signings there were a series of private dinners for the authors. Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs created a delectable dinner in honor of author and chef Eric Ripert who owns Le Bernardin, at a private residence under the stars. The delectable menu consisted of pan roasted chanterelle mushrooms, grilled halibut, red chili hollandaise, crispy herb potatoes and spring Peas. This not to be missed benefit raises money for the library’s extensive programs. Sponsors included Starbucks, Swedish Culinary Summer, Domaine Franey Wines & Spirits, and the Montauk Brewing Co. Ash Grove Farm Jay McInerney who’s new critically acclaimed novel is Bright, Precious Days and his wife Anne Hearst hosted the Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala kick-off at Ash Grove Farm, their spread in Water Mill. Gala Founder Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, the daughter of Hollywood icon Rita Hayworth, who died from the disease and this years chair Karyn Kornfeld greeted honorees Bill Brand, President of HSN, and hockey star Brendan Shanahan. Guests included Sharon Bush, Margo and John Catsimatidis, Diandra Douglas, Alexandra Lebenthal, Steve Kroft, Michele Herbert and Lady Liliana Cavendish. The black tie gala will be held at Cipriani on October 25th. Southampton Hospital Robert Chaloner, the President and CEO of Southampton Hospital, and Steve Bernstein, the Hospital’s Foundation President congratulated Hollis and Jim Forbes and Bill Ford and Marigay McKee who co-chaired this

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Gwenyth Paltrow @ East Hampton Library

Christie Brinkley @ East Hampton Library

Jean Shafiroff and Jay McInerney @ East Hampton Library

Andrea Correala and Erick Ripert @ East Hampton Library

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin @ East Hampton Library

years 58th Annual Summer Party. The evening raised 1.3 million dollars for the Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department, the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork. The festive evening was emceed by NBC’s Chuck Scarborough and the sumptuous décor and dinner was orchestrated for the first time by Lawrence Scott Events. Among those tapping their toes to the beat of Groove Society were John Paulson who donated 5 million dollars to renovate the ER, Southampton Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Julie Ratner, Stony Brook’s Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky and Douglas Elliman Real Estate Chairman Howard M. Lorber, who is also President of the Board of Trustees of Southampton Hospital Foundation.

Blaise Laborila and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan @ Rita Hayworth Alzheimer’s Association Gala Kick-Off

Randy Harris and Amanda Heast @ Ash Grove Farm

Unfinished Business The Parrish Art Museum opened Unfinished Business, which featured paintings by Ross Bleckner, David Salle, and Eric Fischl. The artists have been friends since they met at the California Institute of the Arts in the 1970s. Among those admiring the art were April Gornik, Barbara Kruger, the museums director Terrie Sultan, Calvin Klein, Sandy Brant, John McEnroe, Sandy Gallin and Lisa Cohen, the founder and editorial director of Galerie, the new chic art magazine that sponsored the opening. Bridgehampton to Budapest The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) kicked off their February 2017 concert at Lincoln Center with a party at Sylvia Hemingway‘s house in Bridgehampton. Among the VIPs on the host committee were Daisy Soros, Kati Marton, Victoria Wyman, Cole Rumbough, Christine Schott and George Leeds, Janna Bullock, R. Couri Hay, Somers Farkas, dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark, and stem cell specialist Dr. Christopher Calapai. The orchestra is one of the international music scene’s major success stories; being listed as one the top ten orchestras in the world. Last year they had critically acclaimed concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC who’s gala was chaired by Aniko Gaal Schott. According to David Allen of The New York Times, the BFO “Might be the best in the world.” The company’s music director Iván Fischer recently won the Gramophone Artist of The Year Award.

Co-Chairs Jim Forbes, Hollis Forbes, Marigay McKee, and Bill Ford @ Southampton Hospital Summer Party.

Galerie Magazine’s Lisa Cohen & Ross Bleckner @ The Parrish Art Museum

Sylvia Hemingway in the Hamptons

Me and My Shadow The Vered Gallery in East Hampton has a show featuring the work of the late Larry Rivers curated by Gallerist Janet Lehr’s. The critically acclaimed exhibit of sculptures and paintings is titled Me and My Shadow ,Oedipus Rex and Legs. The opening was hosted by the artist’s son Sam Rivers and Alan Alda’s daughter Beatrice Alda and Jennifer Brooke, who made a documentary on the artist’s controversial work, Legs. Among those checking out the art were Janna Bullock, Emanuele Fioree, Julie Hayeck, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin and models Marcio Camargos and Vic Banker. While admiring Rivers suite of Bug Paintings, NYC restaurateur Cindy Guyer and atheistic nurse Jane Scher were getting advice on how to avoid getting bitten by the bugs on the East End from Dr. Julia Fedorenko who created her eponymously named True Organic Bug Stick, which the “green media“ calls “the ultimate protection from ticks and mosquitos“. Sadly this continues to be an issue in the Hamptons, Palm Beach and Miami. One wag said Rivers foreshadowed this problem with the series of paintings he did for the sets of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Oedipus Rex. Of course, some people say anything, including Donald Trump!

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usic is universal and melodies touch hearts and souls around the World. Music can change your emotion in an instant. It can transport you to a time and place and it can heal the soul. That’s the power and beauty of music. For the last two decades, Charlie Scopoletti, a two-time cancer survivor has harnessed his gift of writing impactful songs with lyrics that heal, inspire and motivate. Charlie considers Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, Michael Franti and Hall & Oates among his musical influences, and he does them proud as an honest storyteller with a terrific ear for melody and a unique life story delivered through song. “Writing songs is such a passion of mine. I love the whole experience from start to finish. The way

inspiration appears and a melody forms from out of the silence. It’s magical and spiritual; it’s a connection at the highest level”. Charlie is proof that musicians have influence that can lead to real impact. Teaming up with Cancer organizations to raise awareness and funds to help in the united mission to conquer Cancer. Recently, Charlie was asked to write and perform a song for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation for their 14th Annual Dream & Promise Gala, held at Cipriani’s on Wall ST. Charlie stood on stage in the hustle of NYC, and spoke openly about his struggles with Cancer, how he beat and overcame adversity and how he lost his childhood best friend to her battle with a Brain Tumor. As the guests in attendance stopped their conversations and

listened to each word Charlie spoke and each heartfelt lyric, there was a deep connection and an overwhelming understanding of why everyone was there. The song he wrote is called “Light that Shines,” it’s a song full of heart and inspiration, it will lift your spirit to soar and shine bright. Charlie recorded the song with Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winning Robert L. Smith and Defy Recordings LLC. 100% of the proceeds go directly to CBTF so they can continue to offer the support, programs and research that greatly impact the families and survivors they work with. To learn more about Charlie’s music, book him to speak, perform or write a song go to





andy Zelin is a leading trial attorney with a concentration in complex civil litigation matters as well as white collar criminal defense. Randy has been named a New York Super Lawyer in consecutive years from 2011 through 2016, and has over 28 years of experience defending individual and corporate clients in both State and Federal Courts across the United States. A former prosecutor, Zelin has represented business organizations, boards of directors, special committees, professionals and individuals in all aspects of criminal, regulatory, self-regulatory and civil matters, including, frauds related to securities, banking, tax, customs, bankruptcy and insurance to name a few. Zelin is a true trial lawyer, having built his career trying complex fraud and business crime cases. Randy has successfully tried many high profile cases, which have led to results such as the dismissal

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of federal insider trading charges after the jury could not reach a verdict; a nationally cited downward variance in a federal securities fraud case, and an acquittal on a DWI count where the client’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. But Randy’s greatest achievements are those that never come to light -- where the problem is solved before there ever is a problem, where the high-profile client’s problems get no publicity, and where the client never sees the inside of a courtroom. Randy is a highly sought after legal commentator for the media, regularly appearing on Fox News, Fox Business Channel, CNN, CBSN, CNN Headline News, Bloomberg and local network television, as well as the New York Law Journal, New York Times and Wall Street Journal, offering expertise on a wide range of legal issues and cases. Zelin is also a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education

programs on criminal law and procedure. Recent high profile cases that Zelin have commented in the media includes a CBSN segment on Ryan Lochte and Brendan Dassey; CNBC segment on Apple vs. FBI, discussing the FBI’s access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help; a CBSN segment on a new “textalyzer” device that would tell police which drivers text behind the wheel; a CBSN segment on what legal consequences Trump’s adviser could face following the run-in with former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields; and a CBSN segment on Dr. Luke responds to legal battle with Kesha. For more information on Randy Zelin, visit:

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f all the preparation that goes into getting ready for a big event, the cliché still holds true – you’re never fully dressed without a smile. The only way to guarantee that your smile is as glamorous as you are is to take the best care of your teeth. In addition to basic oral hygiene and regular visits for cleanings, there’s a host of cosmetic options readily available today that’ll bring extra special something to your overall look – and most A-listers won’t smile for the cameras without them. Everyone knows white teeth are a must - even the most perfect outfit can’t make up for stained or yellowed teeth. A bright smile brings a youthful glow to your face and illuminates your whole appearance, and yet some of those too-perfect smiles may be equally off-putting. At Central Park South Dental we offer the most modern options for bringing out the whitest and most natural looking smile. The most popular option for our busy patients is the Zoom! Professional Whitening System. Zoom takes just 45 minutes in the dental chair and offers immediate and long-lasting results, an average of eight shades whiter. The procedure is safe, comfortable and typically requires only one visit. Our at-home whitening process requires a quick impression of the teeth taken at the office to create the customized trays for the whitening gel. These more affordable trays are also very popular and effective, bringing your smile up to six shades whiter in 7 to 14 days.

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Of course, whitening is most effective when teeth are in healthy shape. Patients who are unhappy with the size or condition of their teeth can become extremely selfconscious. They will typically find porcelain veneers to be their best option. Veneers are thin porcelain overlays that cover existing teeth to recreate a natural look, and are the quickest and yet most long term route to the perfect smile. There are several varieties of veneers available to suit each patient’s dental condition and desired look - from those that require very little preparation and are hand waxed to shape the ideal contours, to high-strength solid zirconia veneers for use in combination with larger dental reconstructions. The newest veneers on the market today deliver the most natural feel and translucency while still remaining strong. We evaluate each patient’s needs and preferences to customize the optimal treatment for each individual smile. My happiest moments come when I see our patients smiling proudly for the paparazzi - whether it’s an actress on the red carpet or a bride and groom on their wedding day - or even just for the perfect selfie. We love the increased self-confidence and swagger that our patients display when they can flash that picture-perfect smile at a moment’s notice! Dr. Sol is the founder of CPS Dental Arts located at 30 Central Park S, #12b, New York, NY 10019. (212) 558 - 9072


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Photo caption: Dr. Larissa Fedorenko (L) & Dr. Julia Fedorenko (R)

Organic Skincare Products Sometimes you accidentally discover what you didn’t know you needed, and a successful business is born. That’s how Dr. Julia Fedorenko, a naturopath and clinical herbalist, founded True Organic, a line of organic skincare products. It all started when she and her two young children moved from Manhattan to the Hamptons, and her son received a tick bite, despite having used a natural repellant. “I said I had to come up with something more effective because I did not want to use the chemicals in DEET, knowing how detrimental it is to the nervous system,” Dr. Fedorenko says. “I found a tick latched on his hairline, and it was just really inspiration, a kind of desperate act to protect my kids.” She blended her own formula for her family, and the other moms at preschool asked her about it, so she started mixing it for others, and then realized that there was a demand for an effective formula that smells fabulous, is organic, and met her very highest standards - that she would put it on her kids.

A Naturopath As a naturopath, Julia Fedorenko knew which natural ingredients are good for the body, and for the skin, she teamed up with a dermatologist who also happens to be her mother, Dr. Larissa Fedorenko, M.D. “We kind of combine the West

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and the East,” Julia says. Dr. Fedorenko True Organics is now in its third year, and there are currently three products, the Bug Stick, a sunscreen called the Sun Stick, and a moisturizer, the Skin Stick. The SPF 30 broad spectrum Sun Stick, Julia explains, is “non-nano,” meaning it contains no nanoparticles, tiny particles that can go through your skin and into your bloodstream. The Skin Stick moisturizer works for cracked, very dry skin. “Due to the formula with pure cocoa butter, it’s excellent for pregnant women, to prevent stretch mark,” she says. “It’s very nourishing and therapeutic to skin. We have no artificial fragrances in the formula, so all you smell is the cocoa.”

last winter, and in August - the day before we spoke to Julia, in fact - they were declared “EWG (Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database) verifiedTM,” a program designed the Environmental Working Group specifically for cosmetics.

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Disliking the pollution that plastic packages cause, Julia came up with completely biodegradable packaging that is very sturdy, but is actually made out of paper. “If you are camping and lose your Bug Stick, Sun Stick or Skin Stick, it boom, disappears, it doesn’t ruin the planet,” she says. “And when you’re finished using it, it doesn’t ruin the planet by going into the garbage and end up floating in the ocean.” This year alone, using the paper tubes kept over 60 thousand plastic containers out of our waste stream. The company’s products were USDA Organic Certified by Oregon Tilth

Additional products are in development, and the True Organic brand is sold via the company web site, as well as on Amazon and in local Hamptons shops, including Marders and Provisions and will soon be in stores in South Florida.

The company started in Julia’s kitchen, and now a production is done at a factory in Iowa with a dedicated team and very strict quality control. They’ve also added a fulfillment center in New Jersey, and at the company headquarters in the Hamptons, Julia has brought in a talented group of local women to handle the business. “We do a lot of business meetings while the kids are doing play dates,” she laughs. “While we’re driving, we’re talking, we’re bringing the kids, we’re picking up the kids, we constantly give each other a hand of support. We’re basically now like a team of five women driving this sailboat.”




egenerative Medicine is rapidly elevating the way we approach, access and further define beauty in the twenty first century. The most modern combinations of technology and science are bringing anti-aging therapies specifically designed by the unique cells of each individual to the forefront. Cosmetic Regenerative Physicians have the newest and most innovative tools in the anti-aging arsenal. They utilize an individual’s fat, stem cells, tissue growth factors and anti-inflammatories to awaken and enable the reparative capabilities naturally produced by the human body. One of the most exciting procedures available is SAVA. This nonsurgical approach is making strides to someday replace the traditional facelift. SAVA effectively restores lost volume and elasticity as it rejuvenates the appearance and functionality of the skin in a way that is fast, safe and highly effective with very little downtime. Frequently Asked Questions about SAVA What is SAVA? Subcutaneous Augmentation and Vasculariza-

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tion and Anti-inflammatory (SAVA) is a patentpending technique that separates the stem cells and tissue growth factors from a relatively small volume of fat. SAVA was invented by Dr. Steven Victor, a board certified Regenerative Medicine physician. What are Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells? Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells (SVFC) are heterogeneous cells found in our blood vessels that serve as the body’s natural repair cells. They contain the stem cells and tissue growth factors that fight inflammation, increase blood flow, grow new blood vessels, fight cell death, and grow and replace damaged tissues. How does SAVA differ from other fat grafting techniques? Other fat grafting procedures rely on a large proportion of fat with fewer stem cells present in the solution. The stem cell benefits are significantly diluted in traditional fat grafting. The SAVA technique utilizes stem cells and growth factors that have been separated from the fat. The anti-inflammatory effects of local delivery are reinforced systemically to magnify the long-term healing capabilities of the treatment. An increase in facial volume, combined with an overall improvement in skin quality is capable of reversing the impacts

of aging by 20 years. How long do the effects of SAVA last? Dr. Victor has been performing the SAVA technique since 2011 and the results have been remarkable. His patients report long-lasting and ongoing improvements to their skin as well as their quality of life. Theoretically, the results should last up to 10 years. Is SAVA safer than plastic surgery? Yes! SAVA is much safer than traditional facelift surgery. It is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia. There is no risk of damage to blood vessels, nerves or muscles. Dr. Victor is passionate about Regenerative Medicine and believes it’s no longer good enough to merely look great -- he wants his patients to feel great. We can greatly enhance our quality of life by enabling the human body to engage its own reparative capabilities in order to identify and strengthen areas of diminished physical functionality and performance. What once seemed like a futuristic approach is suddenly available to all of us!




llison Gandolfo’s finely attuned sense of color and style her clients traveling from all over the world to put themselves in her sole care. In addition to ensuring that hair color complements the personality and lifestyle of a client, Allison draws from art and fashion trends to create a look that is both unique and timeless. “Love who you are and what you do,” is a favorite mantra of Allison’s. It is only fitting that one of the key drivers of her work is bringing out the best in her clients. “Feeling good is not about wearing the latest trends,” she notes, “It’s about coming into alignment with your own authentic self and projecting that through your own style. I am very much committed to helping my clients achieve that.” Originally from Long Island, Allison started working in the beauty industry at the tender age of 15. Her extensive experience, meticulous skills and strong service orientation gained her a coveted spot on the John Barrett salon team in 2010. Allison’s work has been featured in several major publications, including Elle, In Touch, Marie Claire and Redbook.

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Next up, Allison will be fulfilling a lifelong dream. She was recently recruited to join Ithaka Films as a Co-Executive Producer. “I always dreamed of being in the film industry. As a young girl, I used to come to the city with my mother, to audition for TV commercials and shows.” To Allison, this

venture into filmmaking is part of a natural progression. After all, she has spent two decades honing her understanding of what it takes to steal the limelight. To learn more about Allison’s work, please visit her website at

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ELITE BODY SCULPTURE B ody Contouring has been quite the buzz in the world of beauty as celebrities and social media have been fueling the quest for perfectly sculpted abs, arms and derrières. And for many, the challenge of losing those last few pounds can seem like an impossible feat. That’s when minimally invasive procedures like AirSculpt Laser Liposculpture comes in. As one of the latest and highly sought after treatments developed by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Aaron Rollins, his new method reduces the amount of trauma to the body with a more natural result. And the best part is there are no needles, scalpels, sutures or general anesthesia needed, instead light medication and some laughing gas. Depending on the treatment area the procedure can last from one to three hours and patients remain awake while a laser is first inserted to literally dissolve fat while also tightening skin. Next, an innovative small cannula that vibrates 1,000 times a minute drains excess fat, allowing for more precision and smoother results. Since there are no stitches and a lidocaine saline solution is injected into the treatment areas, the recovery period can be slightly messy with some leakage for the first few days. Most

patients return to work one to three days, and depending on the amount of fat removed can experience discomfort and swelling for the first two weeks. A compression garment must be worn during this period and final results can take up to three months as the body continues to heal and rid itself of excess fluid. Part of a good recovery can include lymphatic drainage massage which can help with unevenness and scar tissue. Lori Kwasnicka, founder of Allied Health Provider, works with New York’s top doctors with medical and cosmetic surgery patients to optimize results with her Manual Lymphatic Drainage techniques and lypossages that work wonders and speed up recovery time. In LA, especially pre-award season, celebs flock to get touched-up - from underarms to bat wings, knees, and arms. And now Elite Body Sculpture has recently opened up an office in New York where renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner can adeptly contour the bodies of any Manhattanite aspiring to look and feel their best.

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Designer: RenĂŠ Mejia of The Art Institutes Designer Inspiration: Eduardo Degas & his magnificent ballerina paintings inspired this collection of evening wear that is edgy & androgynous yet soft & feminine.

Designer: Esther Ashiru of The Art Institutes Designer Inspiration: This collection is inspired by years past, when royalty was the leader to the public and in all that was fashionable during that time period. The castle of Dublin, Ireland left that impression on the designer and she was drawn to all things royalty

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Designer: Maria D’Ocon of The Art Institutes Designer Inspiration: The cultural richness & diversity of Spanish art inspired this bridal collection.

Designer: Devon Pezzano of The Art Institutes Designer Inspiration: The collection inspiration stems from the idea that surrounds levitation as the transportation needed in order to get to ones final destination.


Designer: Adrian Escoto of The Art Institutes Designer Inspiration: This collection is inspired by the woman of New York City. It is a denim patchwork sportswear line that is equal part street & uptown that is quintessentially New York through & through.

Designer: Julissa Arrington of The Art Institutes Designer Inspiration: An avant garde collection inspired by a journey of self discovery through an unraveled mind.

Designer: Mimmy Begazo of The Art Institutes Designer Inspiration: A collection thought in the invisible narrative we are facing with technology and electronic devices, helping us block radiation from our bodies by using Electromagnetic Field Shielding (Anti-radiation) fabrics.

Designer: (first season showing during NYFW) Inspiration Quote: Our goal for this collection is to mix the whimsy of Halloween with a polished, fashion forward aesthetic. Featuring popculture and modern inspirations mixed with classic styles, this collection is lively, bold and empowering and truly embodies the Yandy lifestyle | 51



GRAND BAZAAR NYC By Jennifer Azzolini


anhattan’s largest curated weekly market, Grand Bazaar NYC offers a plethora of diverse one of a kind items created by local designers. When Grand Bazaar first opened, they were devoted to give back to the neighboring public schools. A group of parents wanted to help raise funds by creating a local “yard sale”. The market went viral, and officially started in 1985 to ensure the continuity for all students as they moved up in school. Originally named the GreenFlea Market, as their following grew it was later changed to Grand Bazaar NYC in the summer of 2016 to reflect the changing times and their booming market. To this day, all proceeds are donated to local schools for enrichment programs such as arts, sports, books, tutoring, and more that reach over 4,000 children. Every Sunday the sprawling 43,000 square feet

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market comes to life, where you can find antiques, artisans, edibles, and always one of a kind items, from local vendors and merchants. Shop indoors and outdoors to find a range of unique treasures such as handmade jewelry, vintage watches, art, photography, and furniture that resemble the melting pot of New York. Additional to the weekly market, Grand Bazaar NYC features fun, special themed events. Kicking off the festivities is their grand opening on September 11. Check out the fantastic selection of rare jewelry made by experienced and emerging designers on September 25 for the Artisan Jewelry Bazaar Event. On October 23, celebrate Halloween by satisfying your sweet tooth for the Artisans Sweet Treats Bazaar Event, that features yummy treats from macaroons, pumpkin pies, muffins, chocolate, and

more. During the month of December get into the holiday spirit for the Grand Holiday Bazaar which will also be open on Saturdays as well to get a jump start on your holiday shopping needs. Come visit and explore Grand Bazaar NYC, check out vintage items, and make sure you stop by for their special events and know that you will be supporting over 4,000 children attending local public schools. With endless assortments, you never know what you might find! Grand Bazaar NYC is located at 100 West 77th St (at Columbus Avenue).

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he golf course is the one place where men can take a bold fashion stand without fear of the fashion police. Now Devereux, an innovator in men’s golf and resort clothing, takes the best of golf course chic to the next level with its Fall 2016 Americana Collection. Founded in 2013 by brothers and avid golfers, Robert and Will Brunner had a vision, to give men the tools they needed to develop a sharp fashion sense, on and off the course. Robert, serving as the company’s creative director, says he purposely designed the collection around a color palette to counter the in-your-face feel common to some sportswear lines. Instead, opting for fall colors that make a man feel like a man without compromising his sense of style. Devereux is fascinated by resort life in America and the fashion that surrounds it, he commented. Our Americana collection offers a selection of shirts that will appeal to the jet-setting man who is at his favorite resort for the week, or the sophisticated man looking to exude a cool confidence in a casual office

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environment. We’ve evolved from a golf-based collection to one that offers solutions for every aspect of the resort lifestyle. Seeking to bridge the gap between fashion and progressive golf styles, the Brunners realized that men want clothes that perform, exude style, fit properly, and move seamlessly from workday to weekend. The Americana Collection easily lives up to Devereux’s high standards with its simple-yet-sophisticated pieces featuring contemporary colors, superb attention to detail, and easy versatility. • Beckham Polo: Raglan style performance players knit blend, which features a tri-blend of fine pima cotton, polyester and spandex. This polo provides premium performance and moisture management for a variety of pressure-packed life moments. Whether standing over a 20-foot putt to win a skin, or pitching a big idea to the boss, the Beckham polo’s technical lightweight

fabric construction is guaranteed to keep the wearer cool. Available in white/navy, café/ victory red and navy/pura vida blue, its noteworthy features include a spread collar, heather effect, 3-button placket and striking grosgrain detail. • Collin Sweater: This Two-Tone Crew is constructed from 100% pima cotton. This comfortable, lightweight Pima knit offers expanded ribbed side vents for maximum comfort on and off the course. Available in a Mojave/Victory and Mojave/Navy. • Phillip Blazer: The Phillip allows the Devereux man to dress up any casual look for a night on the town or meeting with clients. Constructed of a 55% Wool/ 45% Polyester blend, the Phillip is a technical, lightweight woven wool blazer that offers easy care. Available in a Navy color.



By Cecilia Morales

Secret Of The Stars


ate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian are just a few of the fashionistas who shop at Morphew, the luxury fashion vintage archive near Midtown. Morphew’s co-founders Bridgette Morphew and Jason Lyon say their mission is to connect the past and the future through rich historical concepts.

Alexander McQueen, Dior & Chanel Morphew began life as an archival source of inspiration for designers, including the late Alexander McQueen. “We found this niche in the fashion industry where we were consulting and inspiring fashion designers with vintage concepts,” explains Bridgette. The rare, perfectly maintained pieces presented by Morphew, come from the world’s top design houses including Dior and Chanel, as BY Cecilia Morales well as 200-year-old Victorian lace gowns. Realizing there was an increasing demand for high-end vintage fashion from a fashion history savvy shopper, Morphew opened a showroom, where they receive designers, in-the-know stylists and luxury shoppers every day on West 37th street.

Morphew Lab Boasting an archive of over 6,000 vintage prints, Bridgette says, “Our archive is a library for designers who make us the second step in their design process. The niche pieces and the library we’ve created is vintage; everything here is very rare.” With direct access to such a comprehensive archive, the team decided to explore another option – reclaimed and re-done vintage. This led to the creation of Morphew Lab – a place where antique fashion, contextual history, future trends and technology meet, and consumers can purchase vintage inspired, reconstructed pieces that are both forward thinking and ripe with historical references. “We know that these are important pieces of fashion history,” said Jason, “and due to the amazing feedback we have always received, the retail market found us organically, and then we launched a separate retail venture.” Adding “Our greatest compliment is when someone is shopping and they say, ‘Is this old?’ because they don’t think it’s old because it reads so current,” said Jason. “You can say Valentino’s doing that

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and so is Cos, Zara and Top Shop, and it’s usually because we sold it to them.”

Founders Bridgette Morphew & Jason Lyon Bridgette and Jason pride themselves in knowing trends years ahead of everyone else and keep vintage pieces in line with modern trends. Jason said, “This makes us different from a lot of vintage dealers who only work with a certain era or idea.” Like fashion itselfs, the Morphew brand has grown and expanded. “Five years ago, everything we were buying was late 70s, early 80s, Japanese minimalist designer pieces like Issey Miyake and Comme De Garcons, and we love that stuff but we have moved towards a different vibe because that’s what happening in fashion today.” They

showcased this transition at Art Southampton, where they showcased their collection at the McNeill Art Group booth.

Haute Couture This designing duo says their ideal shopper is one who knows what she wants and pushes labels aside. “They say you can buy fashion but you can’t buy style,” asserts Jason. “Our consumer is a woman who knows and loves style. She’s a fashionable woman, but she’s not a fashion buyer. To her, a label doesn’t matter.” At Morphew, designer labels don’t lead the conversation. “We sell designs first, and designers second,” said Jason. For appointments call 212.564.4331



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By Hillary Latos


ne of the most beautiful people in the world- inside and out, Nyle DiMarco is taking the world by storm and using his sudden fame to spread awareness around the world about deaf culture with a mission to improve the lives of deaf people. A native New Yorker, DiMarco was born fourth generation deaf along with his brothers, Neil and Nico- who happens to be a successful DJ. Proving that being deaf is not a disability, Nyle attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the only liberal arts university in the world for the deaf, where he earned a degree in Mathematics. Though he intended to pursue a

career as a math professor, he was inspired by his math teacher to challenge his own abilities and not let the perceived notions that being Deaf was a disability hold him back from pursuing his dreams and experiencing adventure. It seemed inevitable that DiMarco would be in the spotlight where he was discovered by America’s Next Top Model from his Instagram account. Not only is he the first deaf contestant in the show’s history, and the second male to ever win, he’s also went on to win Dancing with the Stars with Peta Murgatoryd five months later. He views deafness as an advantage in modeling and dancing because he is accustomed to conveying

messages without speaking.

How did you get started in the modeling business? Back in 2007 when I was 18, a Deaf photographer, who is now a close friend, Tate Tullier told me that I should consider pursuing modeling and that he wanted to shoot me. We collaborated but I never considered because I was in school pursuing a BA degree in mathematics. After graduating, ANTM found me and the rest is history.

Are you very close with your brothers? We are very close. I love that we all are different and yet so close.

friends. It’s like living with a best friend growing up... but with a twin... even better!

Did you have an interest in dance while growing up? Were you inspired by your twin brother? I never danced nor was I inspired by him. I had different interests!

Tell me a bit about your family and childhood and what it was like being a twin. My family is full of love. We grew up with our grandparents and to this day, we still feel that this is a complete family. We eat pasta every Wednesday and Sunday. We’re also one loud family. Italians! It is kind of funny because growing up I’ve never felt that I had a twin. We were so different, especially our features, yet so close. Many confuse us as best

In addition to running the Nyle DiMarco Foundation, Nyle is also starring in the Hulu comedy, Difficult People this year. DiMarco does not consider himself to be disabled by deafness and he sees his media profile as an opportunity to bring awareness to Deaf culture. DiMarco is passionate about literacy, anti-bullying campaigns and advocacy within the Deaf Community and here he sits with Resident to show his personal side while discussing what’s next on his horizon.

What do you feel is your strongest sense? My eyes. I’m visual and super alert. There is a research proving that without being able to hear, you increase your visual ability. It’s like having a power. Where do you call home these days? New York City. I was born in Queens. | 59

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Button down Shirt: Theory - Bloomingdales at Shorthills NJ Pants: Hugo Boss - Bloomingdales at Shorthills NJ Shoes: Domenico Vacca Bracelet: stylist owned

Do you have any vacation plans? I just had a weeklong vacation in the Hamptons! You’ve spent a lot of time in NYC, what are your favorite places? Central Park where I can run. The High Line where I can enjoy the view. Numero 28 restaurant for their pizza and espresso! What do you like to do for fun? What is a typical day for you? I like to play sports. I play basketball when I can. My typical day would be going to gym and for a run... and end it with swimming! How does it feel to be the champion of 2 reality television shows? It is amazing. It’s not about me winning but about me now having a voice- a huge platform where I can change Deaf lives. I realize that I might be the only one to win within five months, if not the only one to win both. Do you have plans to be an actor Yes. My friend and I are also writing a series together. I have a feeling it’ll be amazing. What are some of your favorite tv shows? I just finished Stranger Things and it is now my favorite show. I freaked out when the entire series felt like a ride in the 80s and the 80s classic films. I never thought I would feel like a kid again. Amazing TV show... I’m obsessed and addicted! Who has been the most inspirational person to you? My mother. She raised us singled handedly. My favorite quote from her, “Always be yourself,” because by being myself I am where I am. If you could get any fashion campaign who would you want to represent? Which celebrity would you most want to work with? Armani and Gigi Hadid!

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You are big on social media and connect with fans around the world what do you think is the next biggest frontier? I think the next biggest frontier is uniting the world and helping better Deaf lives overseas. Deaf people have it a lot worse outside of the U.S. What was the memorable comment you have received from a fan? “I would become Deaf for Nyle.” It’s not strange because I loved it!! Tell me a little about your foundation and some of the current projects that it is launching and making headway with. Thank you for asking -- my foundation (NDF) is important to me! Currently we are focusing on Deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. Research shows that the greatest risk to Deaf and hard of hearing children is insufficient exposure to a first language at an early age. From age zero to five our brains are like a sponge, absorbing a great deal of information and acquiring the foundations of language. Our ability to recognize and manipulate the patterns that make up languages—our ability to communicate, to read and write, and to think critically and express ourselves—began with the things that we were exposed to when we were babies. If a baby doesn’t have access to information during that critical time span, then that child will have to play catch up in acquiring language. It’s an uphill battle for the child before even entering kindergarten. It’s not fair. There are 32 million deaf children worldwide, and the vast majority of them aren’t getting the early access and exposure needed for a solid language foundation. The rate of illiteracy is staggering. Our initial efforts will center on empowering families with knowledge and resources on how to give their deaf or hard of hearing child language and literacy. With these critical skills, the sky is the limit for deaf and hard of hearing children. | 63




idely considered SoHo’s most architecturally significant residence, this exquisite, one-of-a-kind penthouse is the crown jewel of 94 Thompson Street. This dazzling aerie was ingeniously conceived by architects Nico Rensch and Victoria Blau as an antidote to mundanity. The world’s rarest and most exquisite natural materials adorn every surface. Hand-rubbed larch wood warms expanses of honed volcanic basalt, collaborating to conjure a serene, modern palette. Soaring panels of glass dissolve boundaries and celebrate light and tranquility, most evocatively in the resplendent zen garden that unites the space. The triple-height great room boasts a grand fireplace, 23-foot ceilings, and doubles as a world-class home theater. The banquet-size dining room can attract attention as the center of the home for expansive gatherings, or disappear completely at the touch of a button. High above, three lushly planted terraces on two levels offer approximately 2,200 square feet of private outdoor space. The upper terrace offers panoramic 360 degree views of the iconic downtown skyline. 94 Thompson Street is a boutique cooperative with a sterling reputation for preserving the privacy and quietude of its residents.



Reside in luxury and entertain in style in this Grand brick manor set on 2 manicured acres, this estate was built to an extremely high standard with slate roof, pool, spa, and cabana. Quality, design and attention to detail is evident throughout this residence showcasing 14 rooms, a luxurious master suite plus 5 en-suite bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with double islands plus a home theater and wine cellar and tasting room. Complete with all amenities including elevator and generator. Saddle River is known for its luxurious estates, excellent schools and low real estate taxes Price: $3,995,000


This custom built Colonial Manor is set on a manicured acre with pool and pool house. This home showcases over 7000 square feet of luxurious living space plus a finished lower level. Complete with 12 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half baths, this home offers a well-designed open floor plan, elegant two story entrance foyer, banquet dining room, formal living room, cherry library with fireplace, great room with fireplace and gourmet kitchen with breakfast room overlooking the private grounds. The second level offers a serene master suite with fireplace and luxurious master bath plus four additional bedrooms and three baths. Enjoy Alpine’s award winning schools and low real estate taxes just 7 miles from NYC. Price: $4,275,000


Located on one of Englewood Cliffs most desirable streets, this home was custom built in 2009 with extraordinary attention to detail and quality. Showcasing over 6000 square feet of luxurious living space, this home offers 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms & 5.5 designer baths. Enjoy Englewood Cliffs low real estate taxes and close proximity to New York City. Price: $2,700,000

Sited on Tenafly’s prestigious East Hill this custom 5 bedroom 5 bath sun-filled home offers an open floor plan perfect for great entertaining and comfortable living. The 2 story great room, banquet dining room, cozy living room and family room with access to The English gardens and chef’s kitchen will not disappoint the most discerning buyer. Close to houses of worship and town center this is a must see! Price: $1,388,000





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Pristine Victorian filled with old world charm set on .36 acre of property. Built in 1900 and loving maintained and restored through the years, this home enjoys an inviting porch, 10’ tin ceilings with original moldings and stained glass windows. The first floor has an open floor plan and updated kitchen opening to the family room. The new master suite is complete with large walk-in closets and luxurious bath. Complete with circular drive, 2 garages,4 bedrooms and 3 full bath. Demarest is known for it award winning school system. Offered at: $1,095,000


Dramatic and unique gated contemporary estate brings the beauty of nature indoors with walls of glass overlooking the magnificent grounds. Set on 2 magnificent acres with guest house, pool formal gardens with waterfalls and Koy ponds. This home showcases 10 rooms, 6 bedrooms and 8.5 baths. The property rivals the Tivoli gardens in Paris, a botanical garden of spring colors equally as beautiful at night with the landscape lighting. This home for all seasons is located just 15 miles to midtown Manhattan. Enjoy Alpine’s low real estate taxes and outstanding schools. Offered at: $4,988,000


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range Management, a leading Manhattanbased real estate firm, today announced the launch of sales at its latest luxury condominium development, Waverly Brooklyn (Waverly), in the historic neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Situated at the nexus of Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and Prospect Heights, the development (located at 500 Waverly Avenue) will set a new luxury standard for the area – a full-service building with high-end interiors and a distinctive façade design that puts it at the vanguard of the architectural concrete renaissance in New York City (NYC). With GKV Architects directing both the interior and exterior programs for the seven-story, 48-unit development, Waverly introduces a unique look for Brooklyn, with a façade comprised of architectural concrete ‘picture frames,’ hand-laid Norman brick and custom fenestration. Of the 48 homes, 37 residences will be market-rate and will range from studios to four-bedroom homes, including penthouses and other units with spacious private terraces. Andrew Bradfield, principal of Orange Management mentions, “As our first condominium development in the borough, we wanted to ensure that the location was quintessentially Brooklyn. Waverly Brooklyn is located on a prominent corner adjacent to two of Brooklyn’s most-prized Historic Districts – Clinton Hill and Fort Greene.” The open-plan kitchens for the 37 market-rate units

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will feature fully-integrated appliances, generouslyscaled breakfast bars with built-in storage, honed quartz countertops and abundant cabinetry finished with an elegant combination of oak wood and white lacquer. An array of high-end European appliances and fixtures—from Bosch, Bertazzoni, Grohe and Liebherr allow for gourmet-level functionality. Select three-bedroom, four-bedroom and penthouse units also feature Bosch speed ovens, wall ovens and 36-inch cooktops. Materially rich, clean and contemporary, the bathrooms for the market-rate units offer Italian porcelain floor tile from Atlas Concorde and large-format floor-toceiling wall tile. Custom wood vanities are topped with Calacatta Oro quartz. The glass-enclosed showers are finished with matching porcelain mosaic tile from Atlas Concorde. MNS will be the exclusive agent handling sales and marketing for the market-rate residences. Pricing for those units will start at approximately $595,000 for studios and go up to approximately $2.4 million for a four-bedroom penthouse home. Residents will benefit from an anticipated 25-year 421-a real estate tax abatement. Highlyann Krasnow, founder of The Design High, and her team handled the interior staging at Waverly. The top-notch amenities at Waverly include an attended lobby; a resident lounge with library,

media center and kitchenette adjacent to a secondfloor terrace with outdoor cooking and dining facilities; a landscaped and furnished courtyard terrace with gas grills and communal dining area; a rooftop garden with outdoor shower and Manhattan views; a fitness center; bicycle storage for rent; and private storage that is available for purchase. In addition, the development will include Brooklyn’s first fully-automated parking garage, with spaces available for rent, as well as a 8,752-square-foot retail space. Some of the borough’s most-cherished green spaces are in close proximity, including Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Prospect Park, and just a few blocks away is the new eight-acre Pacific Park (currently in construction). Directly across the street is a neighborhood hot spot, Emily—a destination pizza venue, which also serves an award-winning burger. High-end retailers are just a short walk away including Barneys Coop, Rag & Bone, Shinola, as well as fast fashion purveyors like H&M and Uniqlo. For those looking to travel out of the neighborhood, the Manhattan-bound C train is across the street and Atlantic Terminal is a 10-minute walk away -- with nine Manhattan-bound subway lines as well as a Long Island Rail Road Station, providing access to the entire length of Long Island. | 212-367-7500 or visit the sales gallery located on-site at 500 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn (by appointment only).

BUCKS COUNTY, PA PENTHOUSE ATWATERVIEW The Penthouse has 7,420 square feet of Delaware River views. You enter into your own private foyer. The glass tile floor,wall coverings and lighting set the mood for the extraordinary experience that awaits you. You are greeted by African hardwood flooring and a wall of French doors that flow to a large entertainment terrace overlooking the River. The kitchen is truly state-of-theart. Magnificent home theater and 4 en-suite bedrooms. $2,995,0000

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CAROUSEL FARM The genesis of Carousel Farm goes back to its 18th Century roots and to the 20th Century when circus animals were housed on its grounds. Set on 32 spectacular Solebury acres,it is the perfect gentleman's estate featuring a 5,000 sq.ft.Stone Manor Home with 5 fireplaces,2 guest houses, magnificent stone bank barn with 16 stalls, and pool.The entire property has been completely renovated and restored by the current owners. $4,800,000

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TURTLE HILL The main "Great Room" is anchored by a large woodburning fireplace and walls of French doors that open to a sizeable Bluestone terrace that can be a gathering place for cocktails or al fresco dining.Whether you are sitting in the Great Room or on the terrace,you are enveloped by layer after layer of mature and artfully designed landscaping.There is a pool and a pool house that contains a working kitchen,full bath inside with glass tile and a laundry room.All on 18 plus acres with stocked pond. $2,495,000

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A prestigious property on 89 plus acres shed its genesis in an 1840s stone farmhouse that has been perfectly restored into a 3 bedroom, 1½ bath guest house.The original barn was converted into a dramatic space that can lend itself to both a historical or a contemporary interior. The Great Room has soaring ceilings with large original timbers,plank flooring,stone fireplace and a twostory Palladium window. The expansive room continues $2,395,000 into a recently renovated open kitchen.

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or those viewing Hoboken, NJ from Manhattan, the row of new residential buildings and picturesque parks that line its portion of the Hudson River waterfront provides the only visual evidence of the square mile city’s rise as a vibrant, urban destination. Venture further in, however, and its appeal beyond the waterfront comes into focus. A lively bar and nightlife scene, diverse dining options, trendy boutiques and a healthy dose of music and food festivals deliver a pulsating lifestyle experience. Called a “walker’s paradise” by Walk Score, where the average resident can reach 21 restaurants, bars and coffee shops within a fiveminute walk of his or her home, Hoboken is also a commuter’s dream, with convenient PATH trains and ferry service whisking riders to midtown and downtown Manhattan in minutes. Hoboken’s range of residential options also fuels its wide-spread appeal, from modern rental and condominium buildings along the waterfront and inland to masterfully-restored brownstones dotting quiet, tree-lined streets.

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One of the newest offerings to rise within Hoboken is Vine, an 11-story luxury rental building introduced by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation along the City’s western edge. Located at 900 Monroe Street adjacent to the 9th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station, Vine features 135 sophisticated one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, indoor and outdoor amenities and commuter convenience. “Hoboken continues to draw residents from both sides of the river with its charm, character, convenience and vibrancy,” says Jaqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for Vine. “Vine complements that lifestyle with a modern, amenity-rich living experience designed for today’s urban enthusiasts.” Stylish residences priced from $3,115 a month (net effective rent) boast designer and energy-efficient features, including sustainable bamboo flooring, oversized windows and kitchens and baths with Frigidaire and Bosch Energy Star appliances, granite countertops and modern cabinetry. Lavish baths with porcelain tile are also a staple at Vine. Residences

are available for immediate occupancy. A full suite of amenities is highlighted by an outdoor rooftop terrace offering a pool, expansive sundeck, individual barbeque stations, separate outdoor lounge areas, poolside sunbeds and lush landscaping. Vine also boasts a clubroom and fitness center, bike storage, free shuttle service to the nearby Hoboken PATH station and an onsite automated parking facility. Complementary street-level retail space includes a Daycare Center, and there’s an adjacent 7,000 square-foot public park. Vine has been built in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) standards for LEED ® certification. It will be the fourth LEEDcertified building developed by Bijou Properties in Hoboken. | 201-386-VINE (8463) The Marketing Directors’ onsite Leasing Office is located at 900 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.





big dose of Brooklyn style has hit the New Jersey Gold Coast with the completion of SilkLofts, a unique rental conversion in Bayonne offering soaring living spaces and an unusual array of lifestyle amenities. The new collection of 85 loft rental homes is located in the former Maidenform Factory which was the birthplace of the modern bra. During World War II, the factory also manufactured military parachutes as well as carrier pigeon vests. Reborn as a modern, urban living experience, the converted five-story brick building is located at the intersection of 18th Street and Avenue E – just 800 feet from the 22nd Street Light Rail station and minutes from Jersey City, Hoboken and Manhattan. A separate building overlooks a landscaped interior courtyard and features a limited offering of Artist Lofts. The homes combine dramatic architectural elements over 100 years old with contemporary finishes and appointments. Residents also enjoy unique amenities designed for social interaction, outstanding views and a commuter-friendly location, according to SilkLofts, LLC, which transformed the century-old former factory into the new signature residential property.

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A variety of floor plans are offered, ranging from 568 to more than 1,400 square feet of soaring living space at monthly rental rates ranging from $1,500 to $3,400 – a far cry from Brooklyn rents. Masterfully designed to reflect the property’s historic roots, homes combine 19th-century restored elements that represent the building’s past – such as exposed heavy timber columns and brick – with modern finishes and appointments that innovatively meld it into the 21st century. “The Maidenform factory has been an iconic building in Bayonne for over 100 years,” said Doug Stern, president of SilkLoftts, LLC. “We’ve embraced the historic charm of the building and used it as a foundation for a new urban residential destination that rivals similarly-inspired residences in areas like Brooklyn, but at a price point that offers considerable consumer value.” A mix of old and new is found throughout the loft residences, including soaring 12-to-20-foot ceiling heights, mahogany front doors, exposed brick and wood beams, bamboo and oak gunstock wood floors, gourmet kitchens with Quartz countertops and Chef Islands, and washer and dryers. Bathed in natural light through newly-installed, oversized energy efficient argon filled factory windows, the residences offer a variety of views, including the New York City skyline and Bayonne Bridge.

Wanting residents to “love where they live,” the developer has fashioned a creative suite of amenities for SilkLofts to foster a close-knit atmosphere. An outdoor, landscaped pocket park features an herb garden, barbeque, fire pit and a fully-operational pizza oven that’s ventilated through an old smokestack. There’s also an on-site fitness center, secured on-site parking and a welcoming lobby with historic photos of the original Maidenform factory. “The definition of luxury is changing, particularly in urban areas,” said Mr. Stern. “We’ve shifted away from cold lobbies and theater rooms to more socially-interactive spaces and uses where residents can connect with each other. That was my goal for the pocket park, fire pit and pizza oven. I wanted to create a comfortable, casual setting where neighbors would gather and socialize. We’re delighted that our residents are taking full advantage of it.” SilkLofts has been designed to LEED Silver standards (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) and was built in accordance with U.S. Green Building Council guidelines for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Among the green features are the use of bamboo flooring, energy efficient appliances and recycled materials. | 201-488-3926 |

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Offering exquisite ocean front accomidations,onsite restaurant, gym, wifi, and our unparalleled rooftop pool, jacuzzi and cabanas. We also offer complimentary aqua fitness classes, beach chairs and towels. Breakfast included. Valet parking available. / 786-476-2645

NASSAU SUITE HOTEL MIAMI BEACH Enjoy oversized suites in this Art Deco Boutique Hotel featuring walk in closets, fully equipped kitchens, lounge area, dinning area, business center, gym and onsite movie theater. Breakfast, wifi, beach chairs and towels are included. Parking on site. One block away from the beach. 305-532-0043



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s one of the most prolific oceanfront property owners in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Michael Dezer launched his company 45 years ago with a strong focus on the commercial real estate business in New York City. With his successful run, Resident Magazine asked Michael Dezer about his beginnings and his road to success. As a graduate of Pace University, Dezer received his degree in Marketing and Advertising followed by an MBA in marketing management, and later a a doctorate of commercial sciences. While going to college he went to Madison Avenue and became a consultant, before launching a direct marketing company. After landing financial institutions for his first major clients he purchased his first building, a 12 story commercial property on 19th Street between 6th and 7th avenues. Across the street he noticed they were developing loft buildings so Michael stated “let’s go into the loft business” and began making deals with many of the owners, thus a legacy was born.

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In Manhattan, Dezer Development owns and manages numerous commercial properties in Chelsea and the Flatiron District. He began building his empire in the early 1970’s acquiring buildings used by industrial/manufacturing tenants. His vision led him to revamp factory buildings and transform them into luxury offices in New York City. Dezer became the first developer to do so, and positioned the Chelsea area as an up and coming district. When others thought the area was failing, he turned it into a core spot for fashion, multinational company headquarters, offices, and created loft style living spaces. His New York portfolio holds more than 20 commercial buildings, 8 commercial co-ops, 1 luxury residential loft- which extends to over 1.3 million square feet of space in the Chelsea and Flatiron neighborhoods. When leasing loft space, these high ceiling open plan units leave endless options to customize your space. His 12 story loft building proudly features

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newly renovated lobbies and great oversized windows at 27 West 20th street. The building on 150 West 25th Street offers sprawling spaces up to 5,500 square feet, with a beautiful attended lobby. Four blocks from Penn Station is a 19 story building with stunning views and large spaces at 150 West 28th Street. In 1985, Michael started his legacy in South Florida, with over 27 oceanfront acres. Today they are the largest owners of oceanfront property in Sunny Isles Beach, owning over 1,000 hotel rooms amongst several other condominium and resort properties including the Travelodge Monaco Beach Resort and Days Hotel Thunderbird Beach Resort. As the President of Dezer Development, Gil Dezer is credited as one of the youngest developers of luxury high rise residential & condo/hotel properties in the United States. By introducing

brand partnerships, Gil Dezer is changing the way South Florida real estate is valued. He has collaborated with Donald J. Trump which led to the Trump Organization’s first real estate venture in South Florida. The Trump Grande Ocean Resort and Residences and Trump Towers in Sunny Isles Beach are two collaborative developments that have been met with much success. Gil has always managed to be successful despite economic times in the real estate market and landed two noteworthy accomplishments from 2009 to 2010 when he made enough profit to pay off Trump Royale’s construction loan and Trump Tower II and III’s mortgage for a combined grand total of $475 million. As a maverick in his field, Dezer is exceptional with forging brand partnerships with real estate. In 2012, Gil entered into a licensing agreement with Porsche Design Group and expanded the luxury brand into the real estate

market. Dezer also showcased his patented robotic parking system in the 60-story Porsche Design Tower where the “Dezervator” allows residents to park their vehicles in sky garages, further elevating the concept of technology and luxury. This success led to a partnership between Dezer Development and The Armani Group to launch their first residential tower in the U.S., Residences by Armani/Casa. Gil’s professional achievements earned him the position as President and Chairman Emeritus of the Developers & Builders Alliance and he also won the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s R.E.A.L. Award for Residential Real Estate in 2012, as well as the Platinum Personal Achievement Award for Sales Director of the year for Trump Grande Ocean Resort & Residences for three consecutive years. Aside from building their empire, Michael and Gil are very active in the community with many philanthropic endeavors and adventurous pursuits. Michael Dezer has opened his own Dezer Collection Museum and Pavilion which showcases his extraordinary rare automobile collection of over 1,000 American and European classics accumulated over 50 years. In addition to the vehicles on display, the museum also constitutes one of the largest collections of James Bond props and vehicles in the world. Gil is also part of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation, Young President of the Miami Heart Institute, a member of the Florida Friends of Israeli Defense Forces, and continues to support many American and Israeli charities. | 75






• New Coastal Contemporary Home • 7 Suites – Perfect for Lg. Family/Corporate Retreat • Pool/Spa on Oversized Lanai w/Outdoor Kitchen, Boat Dock • Great Room, Dining, Loft, 5-Car Garage • $4,200,000 MSL 216048788 Patti Fortune & Charles Goff 239.272.8494

• 5 BR, 6.5 BA, Riverfront Gated Estate • Incredible Views & Deep Water Dockage • 5,600 S.F. of Living Space & 3-Car Garage • Negative Edge Pool/Spa & Waterfall • $2,895,000 MLS 213023548 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888



• Visit for Details • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2-Car Garage • Sleek & Neutral Interiors • Unmatched Amenities in Tavira & Bonita Bay • $2,195,000 MLS 216040817 Gary, Jeff & Becky Jaarda 239.273.4596

• Panoramic Southwest Sunset, Beach & Water Views • 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Huge Beachfront Lanai • Low-Density, Large Pool, Tennis, Manicured Grounds • Fantastic Private Location on West Gulf Drive • $1,951,000 MLS 216047202 Jason Lomano 239.470.8628



• Custom Executive Estate – 4 BR, 4 BA + Den • 4,174 S.F. Living Area, SE Lanai, 3-Car Garage • 2-Story, Master on 1st, 2 BR on 2nd, Kitchenette • Gas Heated Pool/Stacked Stone Spa, 3 Zone HVAC • $1,550,000 MLS 216013634 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158

• Custom Home on Oversized Lot w/Tropical View • Hurricane Windows & Sliding Doors • Salt Water Lap Pool • 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3-Car Garage • $984,888 MLS 216048188 Patti Testa 239.770.5445



• 2-Story, 3 BR, 3.5 BA Waterfront Townhouse • Investors: Existing One Year Lease at $3,000/Mo. • 30’ Dock w/Lift • Walk to 5th Avenue & Naples Beach Club • $839,000 MLS 214030966 Dodona Roboci, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123

• Lovely Courtyard Pool Home w/Lake View • All Bathrooms & Kitchen Updated • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full BA, 2,515 S.F., A/C in Garage • New Hurricane Code Sliders in Family Room & Den • $820,000 MLS 216023429 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054

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esident had the pleasure of hosting their August Cover Event with actor Steve Guttenberg at the trendy Hudson Terrace, located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen. With the trailer for Guttenberg’s upcoming Syfy movie 2Lava 2Lantula playing in the background, to Allen Dalton Entertainment providing guests with top hits and Resident’s logo scrolling through the chandeliers, guests were able to relax, network and completely enjoy their unique experience. From corporate events to galas, weddings and birthdays, from small private events to large scale events, Hudson Terrace can accommodate it all! Boasting three event spaces in one venue, the options for events are endless. Hudson Terrace offers a unique scenery with a combination of an upscale lounge and nightclub setting. The Salon, The Garden Terrace and The Rooftop Lounge Garden offer endless options for events. Lighting, audio and visual technology allow each event to be completely customized based on the occasion and the staff at Hudson Terrace allows for the seamless creation and execution of each event. If you’re looking for a fun time out on the town with friends, Hudson Terrace also offers a number of upcoming events, from Lazer Tag Brunch, Boozy Rooftop Brunch’s, Sunset Fridays and more! Check out the calendar of events: To book your next event with Hudson Terrace, visit


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As we transition into September, New York City comes alive with an array of new restaurant openings as well as seasonal menu changes to reflect the bounties of fall. Here we explore a cozy vegan West Village spot, late night noshing in Columbus Circle, a secret rooftop garden, an Upper East Side Italian icon, and a turn of the century speakeasy steak house.


127 Macdougal Street; Between Bleecker St and 4th St. (212) 475-2246 Housed in an elegant white French style boudoir is Greenwich Village’s newcomer, Ladybird which serves a tasty vegan tapas menu. Restaurateur Ravi DeRossi and chef Daphne Cheng created a seasonal vegetable focused menu, where a percentage of proceeds go to the BEAST Foundation that is dedicated to end animal cruelty. Start off with the vegetable charcuterie which comes with smoked carrots, beet chorizo, mushroom pâté, assorted nut milk based cheeses, and figs. Or try a house specialty- the Saganaki, a flaming nut based mozzarella, smoked carrot and gremolata. To top it all off, choose from a handful of noteworthy dairy free desserts such as the Saffron & Chocolate Semifreddo, Marcona Almond & Thyme Syrup, and Churros that has Crème Fraîche, Dukkah that consists of nuts, spices, & herbs, and lastly Cinnamon Chocolate. The creative cocktail menu was designed by Ariel Acre that uses cold pressed vegetable and fruit juices. The Red Rail is made with fresh beet juice, Niepoort Tawny Port, bitter amaro, and lime. For a slushy made with avocado, shiso syrup and sparkling wine, the Dodo is a must try. Another standout is the Himalayan Quail, that comes with fresh tangerine juice, French dry apple cider, Thai Chili and lime salt.

Landmarc Restaurant

10 Columbus Circle; Third Floor. (212) 823-6123 Marc Murphy’s Landmarc is a neighborhood favorite in both the Tribeca and Columbus Circle locations where diners come for his signature fare that blends the best of Italian and French cuisine. Though NYC is a city that doesn’t sleep, finding food after a Lincoln Center performance can be a daunting task on a weeknight. With its convenient location near Lincoln Center, diners can now grab a post performance bite with Murphy’s specialty late night menu served from 10 pm until midnight. Enjoy elevated comfort fare such fried artichokes, fried blue cheese stuffed olives, and pommes diablo (Crispy Potatoes & Spicy Aioli). Other indulgent highlights are the Grilled Sausage, Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs, Chili Glazed Sweetbreads, Poutine, and Bordelaise Dip. Landmarc’s Mixologists will also be serving their own personal creations with a different “Team Specialty Libation” each night. Or try one of kind craft beers available on their BeerMenus app. | 81

Gallow Green- McKittrick Hotel

542 W 27th St. (212) 564-1662 Escape the bustle of the city to Gallow Green which is designed like a secret rooftop garden atop the storied McKittrick Hotel in West Chelsea. Dine under the verdant trellised rooftop filled with plants and flowers in a magical atmosphere that features a brunch, dinner, and pizza menu alongside the unique cocktail menu. On weekends enjoy a bountiful buffet brunch with live music, craft cocktails and an extensive hot and cold buffet. For dinner try a delectable artisanal wood fired pizza offering everything from the classic Margherita to exotic toppings such as cauliflower with za’atar, tahini and chili to wood fried mushroom with taleggio and a Tunisian inspired version with Merguez, eggplant, and feta. Gallow Green’s mixologists take their cocktailing seriously and have created unique elixirs with fresh and vibrant flavors. Try “Something Wicked” that has corralejo tequila with fresh pineapple, peri peri, and tamarind infused agave. This garden oasis is a perfect spot to savor the joys of a late Indian summer evening with gorgeous views over Hudson River.


1382 First Avenue (212) 861-1102 For over 30 years, Campagnola has been serving authentic countryside, Italian cuisine on the Upper East Side that reflects the old school charm and attentive service of yesteryear. The rustic and cozy décor feels like you are dining in a romantic Tuscan trattoria with hearty family style dishes created with ingredients sourced from Italy. The extensive menu offers a range of classic Italian pastas such as the Fusilli Amatriciana made with fresh tomatoes, onion, pancetta, sausage, and dry porcini, as well as the seafood linguine, a zesty spaghetti puttanesca, and a savory linguine with clams. Other mouthwatering options include the Italian tomato based bouillabasse with lobster as well as veal scaloppine prepared with a marsala and porcini, saltimbocca- with prosciutto, spinach and white wine or a veal chop on the bone. The T bone is grilled to perfection reflecting the flavors of the classic Tuscan Porterhouse steak. For a sweet indulgence try a selection from the dessert platter that is enhanced with the robust flavors of their dark Italian roast espresso and cappuccinos.

Bill’s Townhouse

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57 east 54 St 212-518-2727 Step back in time to the turn of the century at Bill’s Townhouse in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, which evokes the ambiance of a speakeasy hidden within the gracious walls of an English townhouse. The dark wood paneled walls are adorned with vintage paintings, antique maps and relics of yesteryear that surround plush dark leather banquettes lending itself to a power lunch scene. The current owner/operator is Host Restaurants, (a hospitality group) founded by seasoned restauranteur Curt Huegel (formerly / co-founder of LDV Hospitality), and pays homage to the past with rich Old School American dishes such as baked clams, lobster thermador, charred veal chop and scallops newberg, and adds a contemporary twist that has returned Bill’s Townhouse back to its glorious past. Downstairs the charming tavern is a perfectly preserved capsule of New York City’s past with old boxing momentos, an antique bar, and a live pianist that adds to the bygone atmosphere. Bill’s Townhouse is a perfect backdrop to sip classic cocktails such as a Manhattan or Vesper Martini while walking down memory lane. | 82



aison Cubi brings a new and exciting look to the old-fashioned boxed wine we all know. Delicious, compact and fashionable, this boxed wine was founded by Philippe Mao and Gérald Stinner. The dynamic duo was tasked with a simple but challenging goal: ending the boxed wine stigma! Maison Cubi wines comes from independent French vineyards in Provence and Languedoc. The biodegradable cardboard packaging keeps wine free of oxidation and light exposure for one month, giving wine-lovers the luxury of enjoying one glass at a time without sacrificing the quality. Each compact, economical and environmentally conscious box is equivalent to four 750 ml. bottles. In March 2016, Maison Cubi introduced their first 1-liter rosé, perfect for those weekend getaways or movie nights in the park. Maison Cubi offers a variety of wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Noir & more.

MAISON CUBI WINES By Alyssa Montalbano

OUR FLAVORS Rosé from Domaine de la Castille 2015 Vin de Pays du Var, Provence. A racy and crisp rosé with an elegant pale pink color. Light bodied and floral. Sauvignon Blanc 2015 from Domaine Grauzan in Languedoc. A very well balanced palate with lovely floral elements and light mineral flavors. Viognier from Domaine Grauzan in Languedoc. A full palate with peach, mango flavors & a touch of lemon. A floral and aromatic wine that will pair beautifully with white meat, creamy sauces or even spicy dishes. Pinot Noir 2014 from Domaine Grauzan in Languedoc. Light with fresh tannins & pleasant red berry flavors. A very versatile Pinot that will pair a wide range of dishes. Syrah/Carignan 2015 from Abbaye St Eugenie in Languedoc. An intense nose of dark berries, supple palate and a very good overall balance. Maison Cubi is also currently planning to release brand new products next year. With this already great line-up,the future holds no boundaries in what they will proudly produce!

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ince the Milan Expo last year, the world has recognized Europe for setting the standards to producing sustainable and organic food. Recognizing the need to set a standardized set of guidelines for famers and producers to adhere to, Eco Europe was established in conjunction with the Republic of Poland, to create a three year long program for the European Union to educate European producers as well as consumers around the world about European organic farming. During the internationally recognized Fancy Food Show in New York City, Eco Europe held an exclusive presentation and lunch for media, VIPs, and industry executives at the stately Polish Consulate which showcased the variety and breadth of European organic farming products in available in the US. The range of products included in the program covers pork, beef, poultry and meat products, as well as fruits, vegetables and processed fruit and vegetable products which comply with the EU organic production standards which is committed to branding QUALITY AND TRADITION in organic food. A range of delicious traditional Polish dishes were served that demonstrate the health benefits of eating organically sourced food that not only tastes better but is better for you.

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ant Andrea Café is a new restaurant which brings the authenticity taste and tradition of Italian cuisine to a new world audience. Highly respected restaurateur Alex Kalas – credited for popular Villagio out-posts in South Florida and Chicago – and Chef Massimiliano Francucci present a sophisticated menu of refined Venetian cuisine in a beautifully-designed, bright and airy space overlooking Central Park South.

vari-eties of olive oil to enhance the pleasure of the tasting. In addition house made panini’s using authen-tic ingredients round-out the experience.

The aim at Sant Andrea is to convey the essentials of Italian cuisine to its clientele with consideration to Italian tradition. Globally acclaimed chef, Massimiliano Francucci leads this mission with his passion for pastry and culinary dining.

Choose between varieties of excellent mains – such as the Staccetti di Manzo (thinly sliced beef with fresh tomato, capers, Taggiasche olives, served with eggplant puree and fried mixed vegetable sticks paired with X.O.O Campania olive oil. Alternatively, why not try the signature Astice Sant Andrea (Fresh Maine lobster out of the shell sautéed with lime tomato, fresh thyme, cilantro, served with del-icate lime mashed potatoes and crabmeat bisque served with X.O.O Umbria olive oil.)

One of the unique elements of the menu is how a number of the dishes are uniquely paired with

The bar boasts an impressive wine-list, sourced from leading vineyards of Italy, America, Argen-

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tina and around the world. The restaurant’s elegant interior, designed by award-winning designers Jeffrey Beers International, is outfitted with marble benches, wooden furnishings. The open kitchen overlooks a dining area whimsi-cally lit by 637 crystal light fixtures and wide glass doors open entirely to allow for al fresco dining over-looking Central Park. Sant Andrea Cafe is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at 40 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019. For reservations or information please call 212 369 4000 or visit




tar Wars heart throb Diego Luna and Mexican pop singer Thalía are both fans of Chef Gonzalo Colin, who is the executive chef at Cantina Rooftop at 605 W 48th St. When it comes to cuisine, the flavors of a home-cooked meal are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Cantina Rooftop’s Executive Chef Gonzalo takes the idea of a good home-cooked meal to a new level. With his impressive culinary background and Mexican roots, Colin brings a whole new meaning to the term “Fine Dining.” September brings the news that, due to customer demand, Cantina Roof Top will be open all year around, including all the major holidays.

THE SEARCH FOR NEW DISHES Although a native of Mexico City, Colin spent a year traveling to cities and villages in Mexico to bring back the best recipes and dishes to Cantina. “ I was searching for various ways of cooking, using all local herbs and the different techniques that each valley prides itself in,” he said. “From the southern-most part of Mexico to the northern part, the flavors change but are only 1% of what Mexico has to share. “

CULINARY INSPIRATION While these flavors and techniques helped him create a delectable menu, Colin’s culinary inspiration stems from his childhood. “My cooking is part of the love and respect I have of my Mexican roots,” he said. “ I had the privilege of growing up with great cooks, my Abuela Goya and my Mother Sabina as well as my father. I learned from them and tried all types of Mexican cuisine. However, Colin’s incorporation of other cooking styles is what gives his Mexican-American fusion menu its edge. “At 16, I started learning the French and Mediterranean techniques working under Chef Scott Bryan. These two experiences are the reason for the creativity and

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uniqueness of my food at Cantina. This sets my kitchen apart from all the others.”

STAR STUDDED SPACE Cantina Rooftop includes a climate controlled retractable rooftop and offers a selection of ceviche and tostadas in addition to the restaurant’s signature dish, Lubina Chilena Al Pibil (Chilean Sea bass) and Pollo Campestre (free range chicken) with Mole Negro. They’ll keep things fresh with their new fall and winter menus launching this month. Colin hopes his restaurant’s Mexican-based cooking and refined style will keep discerning dinners coming back. The space has already attracted Keith Urban, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alicia Keys, Cynthia Nixon and P. Diddy.

SEXY AMBIANCE “Now more than ever, Mexican cuisine is recognized as one of the top cuisines in the world,” said Chef Gonzalo “New York is a city of authenticity and innovation so we are bringing that same authenticity with modern Mexican cuisine to our clients.” As to the décor, he explains, “ More people are traveling to Mexico and experiencing its authentic flavors, and I want them to feel that Cantina is a part of this rich Mexican tradition.”

CHEF’S CHALLENGES Behind the scenes Colin lives a fast paced life “The adrenaline and the challenges that each kitchen gives has no price,” he said. “Working with different menus, cooking fresh products, creating new menus which are unique to every restaurant, helped to shape my style. Learning to please my guests, as a chef is paramount for me. Doing what I love and executing it well, provides me with an indescribable satisfaction.” | (212) 957-1700

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ust a few steps away for the powdery sand beaches of Miami, the 1 Hotel South Beach, located at 23rd Street on Collins Avenue, resides at the northern tip of SOBE. And, although just a few blocks away from the iconic heart of the Art Deco district, 1 Hotel offers all the trendy vibe and luxurious amenities you would expect to find at a high-end hotel in the neighborhood. It serves as the perfect basecamp from which to explore and experience all the culture and eye candy that exists on every street corner in sultry South Beach. Better yet, the hotel has Tesla cars available to take you anywhere within a three-mile radius of the property so you’ll never be too far from any of the action but will enjoy peace and quiet when trying to get some shut eye. Formerly the Gansevoort, (and then the Perry), the 1 Hotel South Beach opened last year after an extensive

renovation. The building’s white façade and lush greenery welcomes guests with a sense of calm. The entire 1 hotel brand itself uses eco-friendly practices whenever they can; evident from the moment you arrive with white and beige tones in the lobby, along with wooden accents, making for a tranquil setting while checking in. There are four pools located here as well as a kids’ club. And, although all travelers will feel welcome, most of the guests tend to be couples. The rooftop pool is adults-only; always a welcome addition to any hotel, and their beach club stretches 600 feet along the Miami coastline. Rooms range from a 3,500-square foot Presidential Suite to a 700-square foot King Suite. Some rooms have balconies with views of the glistening ocean but all rooms offer custom hemp-blend mattress by Keetsa, 100% organic cotton sheets, and a triplefiltered water shower system.

Last month the hotel unveiled their new rooftop restaurant concept: “watr,” South Beach’s first poke restaurant. Located 18 floors above the ocean, “watr” will specialize in sushi and poke, paired with exceptional handcrafted cocktails. At its helm, Executive Chef, Fernando Cruz draws inspiration from the hotels natural oceanic atmosphere. The menu features innovative HawaiianJapanese dishes with locally sourced seafood as a commitment to the hotel’s sustainability efforts. The rooftop restaurant will also introduce a dedicated Cocktail Pairing Connoisseur, who will create vibrant cocktails to enhance flavors and compliment the culinary creations. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and will including poke dishes such as octopus, salmon and tuna served with quinoa or brown rice. The alfresco setting adds to the entire experience and it’s sure to be a huge success on the South Beach scene.

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TIFF may be one of the highlights of the international film festival circuit every September but its host, the City of Toronto has twelve months’ worth of reasons to visit. Here we suggest some great hotels to visit as well as dining experiences to make for a fabulous weekend break.

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The easiest way to reach Toronto is via Porter Airlines flies daily from New York Newark airport (EWR) to the new Billy Bishop airport conveniently located only 15 minutes from downtown and offers fantastic views over the city. For more information visit


For a room with a view, why not take in the sweeping views of the downtown Toronto cityscape and Lake Ontario from the Rooftop Lounge of the city’s only hotel rooftop lounge with a seasonal, 40-foot infinity swimming pool. 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto ON T:416.640.7778

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL 55 stories tall at the heart of both Yorkville and the place where the Four Seasons brand was launched, downtown Toronto’s most glamorous shopping and restaurant quarter the Four Seasons Hotel would not look amiss in Manhattan. Blending warm sophistication with spectacular design, this stunning Toronto luxury hotel has made its mark in a vibrant international city as the only hotel in Canada to ever be awarded both the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ratings for 2014 and 2015. 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON T:416.964.0411

View from the Thompson Hotel


It’s only befitting that a spa located on King Street would be called Her Majesty’s Pleasure, which is a beautiful mix of sensory experiences in the heart of King West Village; fusing an airy enchanting café, juice-bar, retail boutique and lounge bar with wellness and spa services. Socialize over drinks, manicures, pedicures, blowouts or just great coffee, desserts and tunes. One of Toronto’s best kept secrets! Her Majesty’s Pleasure 556 King Street West, Toronto ON T: 416-546-4991

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Bloor Street is a major east-west residential thoroughfare running through Toronto which is home to a number of must-experience dining experiences including La Societe Toronto, Jacques Bistro du Parc and Buca Osteria & Bar.

Located in the central hub of TIFF this warm dining room designed with rich woods, leather and stone and outstanding floor to ceiling views of King Street West will be the epicenter of action during the festival. Take time between films to trip the light fantastic, experience modern cinema and sate your appetite by the efforts of Executive Chef Michael Wilson (formerly of Rhodes in the Square, London and Crillon le Brave in Provence). Paying homage to Toronto’s rich, cultural landscape, Luma’s menu showcases global and Canadian artisanal cuisine featuring the finest local and regional ingredients. Try the Chef’s Daily Brainstorm – enough said!,,

CANOE RESTAURANT Led by Executive Chef John Horne and Chef de Cuisine Coulson Armstrong the Canoe aims to connect diners with Canada through Canadian cuisine – dishes inspired by Canada’s history, culture and landscape in an elegantly chic setting. This critically acclaimed restaurant is considered to be one of the best in Toronto and with its location atop the TD Bank Building it offers breathtaking 360 degree views over Downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario. 66 Wellington Street, Toronto, ON T: 416.364.0054

THE CHASE FISH AND OYSTER Enjoy rooftop dining with a casual ambiance to enjoy upscale dining with a range of international flavors making it a hotspot for people watching day and night. The Chase provides small plates with full flavors with a specialization in fish and seafood. Try the Diamond Platter consisting of East & West coast oysters, King Crab legs, Shrimp, Tuna and a fresh Chef’s daily selection. 10 Temperance Street, Toronto, ON T: 647.348.7000

THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT There is something for every taste at the historic Distillery District. Try from a range of dining experiences from Asian (Boku) to French Bistro (Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie) and modern Canadian in-between (Mill Street Brewery). This pedestrian only village is also home to many Canadian artisans where you can find unique handmade items and meet the artisans in their studios located in the various red brick Victorian era buildings. The best way to tour this historic district that was once the largest producer of liquor in the 1800s through the Prohibition Era, is with Go Tours Canada where knowledgeable guides will walk you through the history of this storied district.

Canoe Restaurant

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON T: 647.288.4175

CAFE BOULOUD Daniel Bouloud’s French style brasserie located in the Four Seasons Toronto feels straight out of Paris’ Left Bank featuring a seasonally changing menu created in the classically French way inspired by Boulud’s lush family dinners in Lyon combined with a contemporary flair. Time honored specialties of the house include his signature house made charcuterie platters, rotisserie slow roasted chicken, and of course the raw seafood tower. After undergoing a recent renovation, the dining room evokes a warm ambiance with a vintage feel that has been reimagined by renowned London based designer Martin Brudnizki who created a long brass and marble bar surrounded by sumptuous caramel leather banquettes with ambient lighting.

The Distillery District

LUMA at TIFF Bell Lighthouse

60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON T: 416-963-6000

LAVELLE In an egalitarian city like Toronto that shuns pretention, Lavelle is possibly the hottest and hardest lounge to get past the velvet ropes in Toronto with bouncers that could’ve been trained at The Boom Boom Room in NYC. With compulsory reservations to guarantee entrance, dress to impress to enter this swanky adult’s 16,000 square foot rooftop playground. Touting one of the longest rooftop pools in North America measuring a staggering 155 feet, this day to night hotspot features a garden, a chic French inspired restaurant, action packed indoor and outdoor bars, and forever views of Toronto.

Cafe Boulud

627 King Street Toronto, ON T: 647-347-9353

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entrally located in downtown Toronto, this beautiful and gleaming 5-Star hotel has a distinctly East meets West Asian feel with a luxurious sense of zen and tranquility to the heart of the city. Since its opening in 2012, the Shangri-La is considered to be one of the best hotels in Toronto from the sumptuous décor to the services encapsulated by Asian hospitality. Its commitment to providing guests with distinctive Asian standards of hospitality and service from caring people remains a major point of differentiation from its peers and the very cornerstone of its reputation as a world-class hotel group. Zen like paradise begins the moment you enter your room where Toronto’s striking cityscape unfolds before you like a feast for your eyes. Escape the bustle of the city in your spacious suite as you recline in a plush sofa or a soak in tub with floor to ceiling windows as you gaze upon the gleaming metropolis. The luxuriously appointed rooms are generously sized at 630 square feet with a separate

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bedroom and living room and walk in closet giving a residential feel with skyscraper views. The elegantly chic Asian inspired décor and furnishings are awash in a soothing palette of neutral colors accented with rich wood millwork that are designed with every comfort in mind. While the sprawling all marble bathrooms are bathed in natural light with a separate glass enclosed shower and deep soaking tub giving a modern and airy feel. The signature restaurant, BOSK, is headed by Chef Damon Campbell who offers tantalizing Asian inspired yet distinctly Canadian modern cuisine with seasonal farm to table ingredients. One of the signature items is the chef’s daily infused butter which is a delicious way to tantalize the tastebuds. For breakfast there are plenty of options that cater to its international clientele. Start the day with one of the heart healthy options such as the Wellness egg white frittata with sautéed vegetables or try the Oriental option with congee and

dim sum or a hearty English style breakfast with eggs, baked beans, bacon and grilled vegetables. “My dishes are ingredient inspired and globally influenced” said Chef Campbell with signature hallmarks such as the smoked Japanese Hamachi with pickled cucumber and radish or the Alberta prime beef with smoked short ribs and forest mushrooms that demonstrate his breadth of talent and appeal to satiate distinct flavor palettes. Begin and end the day in the 24 hour health club overlooking the city. Reinvigorate the senses in the beautiful skylit indoor pool with cascading water features and contemporary chandeliers or take a dip in the hot tub with relaxing loungers and cabanas at your disposal open from 6 am until 11 pm. Consider the Shangri La to be your blissful home away from home. Shangri La Toronto 188 University Avenue, Toronto, ON 647.788.8888 |



Grand Italianate center hall on 280 +/- acres with huge Catskill Mountain views, pool, tennis court, smokehouse, bunkhouse barn to store all the toys! 10 minutes to eclectic Hudson and Amtrak. Price: $3,500,000

You will fall in love with this house the moment you step in. Great room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with soapstone countertop. Catskill Mountain views and 8.6 acres off dead end road in Old Chatham. Price: $619,000

ABOUT US: We are a small, independent office. No automated answering here! When you call, you will reach a live person at the end of the phone. (OR a live person’s voicemail because we are all out on the road with customers!) On the other hand we also believe in the technology that enables us to efficiently service our clients and customers.

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istoric homes and buildings characterize Hudson, New York where you will enjoy multiple gourmet food options and markets. The countryside along the Hudson River in Columbia County offers endless options to enjoy your getaway. From hiking, boating, fishing, to soaking up the beautiful fall foliage, dining, entertainment, and shopping- your days will thrive with adventure and you will want to stay an extra day. Here is a guide to plan your weekend getaway or summer vacation in Hudson.

WHERE TO STAY The charming Barlow Hotel was originally built in the 1800’s and later expanded in 1924 and is centrally located on Warren Street, about a 20 minute walk from the train station, and short walking distance to just about everything Hudson has to offer. While staying at the hotel enjoy Barlow Privileges which is a discount program, where they hand picked a variety of the best restaurants, shops, and galleries. 542 WARREN STREET The pet friendly St. Charles Hotel is at the heart of the Hudson Valley and has a history dating back 139 years. Situated in a red brick Victorian building it is a short distance from Warren Street, home to many shops and restaurants. 16- 18 PARK PLACE

WHAT TO DO If you’re into antiques, vintage finds, shopping, entertainment, and dining you’re in the right place with plenty of options to find vintage treasure and delectable food. Farm to Glass Wine Tours A spirited tour filled with tasting and fun. Along the way, there are three stops and tastings, where you will learn about the craft and history of the wine. Drink right from the barrel and watch the mash brew! The tour includes seasonal cocktails, locally grown provisions for lunch, snacks, and a souvenir wine tasting glass. Your tour will start at 10:30AM at the Hudson Valley Train Station with stops at three different venues and end by 4:00PM. Hudson Home Hudson Home on Warren Street showcases wonderful findings of new and vintage furniture. Amongst their treasures you will find include artwork, bed linens, tableware, candles, custom upholstery, and more. Founded by Richard Bodin and Greg Feller, they both love history and express their creativity through their merchandise. Store hours are from 11-5 Sunday to Thursday and 11-6 Friday, Saturday. 366 WARREN STREET

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A Collector’s Eye Antiques Specializing in antiques dating from 1895 through the 1960’s, their merchandise consists of art, furniture, jewelry, books, records, ceramics, coins, stamps, vintage clothing and so much more. 511 WARREN STREET Bodhi Spa With an extensive spa menu, Bodhi Spa is a great way to begin or end your vacation. They offer massage packages, facials, waxing, infrared sauna, acupuncture, body treatments, and even makeup & hair services. Check out for a list of all their treatments and packages. 543 WARREN STREET

WHERE TO EAT Vico Restaurant & Bar Vico specializes in Tuscan style Italian cooking in a lovely ambiance. Chef/owner Mark Ganem worked in Florence preparing his wonderful cuisine to locals and travels. Vico opened in 2006 by co-owner Adam Klersfled. Food is locally grown from the Hudson Valley and is truly a hidden gem located in Hudson. Some key highlights of the menu include the paninis and the “Pollo Toscano” which is chicken grilled with olives, rosemary, and garlic. Add the “Patatine Toscane” - tuscan fries which are seasoned perfectly. Crisp white wines, fruity reds, sparkling champagne, beer, and martinis pair perfectly with the meal or try a zippy Lemon Martini made with Limoncello! 136 WARREN STREET Red Dot Restaurant & Bar As the oldest operating restaurant in the Valley it is an integral part of the community. Serving an extensive menu of elevated classic items some of the favorite dishes include the “Orecchiette Pasta” with chicken sausage, tomato cream and peas, Sirloin Steak served with Red Wine Shallot Butter, and Mussels Mariniere & Frites. The well prepared and fresh meals will certainly exceed your expectations. The outdoor garden is breathtaking and a perfect place to experience the spectacular fall foliage. 321 WARREN STREET Club Helsinki Hudson Club Helsinki Hudson has it all- spanning an all in one club, restaurant and event space. Open for dinner at 5, Club Helsinki offers Southern influenced American cuisine. The former location was in Massachusetts, and now has been located in Hudson for 15 years. Executive chef Hugh Horner uses his passion from the Hudson Valley and taps into his Southern roots to create his exceptional menu. 405 COLUMBIA STREET | 101


THE CHEQUIT By Jennifer Pelaez

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estled between Long Island’s North and South Forks, Shelter Island is a perfectly dreamy weekend jaunt to the East End that offers a true escape from the bustling city and ever-happening nearby Hamptons. The Chequit is set on a quiet hilltop among some of the most fabulous Victorian cottages. First built as a religious retreat in 1872, the property was later transformed into a well-regarded getaway in the 1940s, attracting many celebrities and movie stars including Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. And for good reason. This hotel continues to embody the spirit of its past while also maintaining an authentic yet comfortable experience. In sheer Shelter Island style, it remains genuine to the island’s more rustic, true-to-life sense of heritage while also complementing the other properties on the island like Sunset Beach. The 37-room retreat is spread over three build-

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ings - the nineteenth century main house and cottage as well as the “summer” house, a six-room neighboring cottage that can be rented by room or by a large group. The design is simple chic featuring a soothing nautical palette of pale blues, pinks, and whites. The rooms are large, airy and include amenities one would expect at a luxury resort such as fine linens, fresh-smelling Bigelow bath products, and attention to details like chic Turkish beach towels and renovated bathrooms and oversized tubs. Comfortable and elegant, yet also maintains the coziness, care, and attention of a small inn. Most rooms feature a private terrace from which you can spot the Milky Way with your naked eyes on clear evening as well as a swing to laze the day and nights away.

includes flatbreads, tapas-style plates and grilled fish, chicken and steak in a rustic setting while at the White Hill Cafe, you can enjoy Jack’s coffee, pastries by Brooklyn-based Baked, and wraps and salads to go. Explore other dining options on this low key island which is small enough to easily find your way around. Not to be missed is Ram’s Head Inn Bar & Restaurant, tucked away in a secluded spot at the end of Ram Island where you can dine al fresco as you enjoy the deliciously prepared seasonal dishes like Crescent Farms duck breast served with black rice, local blueberries and ginger-peach relish on the dining porch or back lawn taking in the splendid sunsets while overlooking the harbor.

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Get away to the Pocono Mountains and discover over 67,000 acres of wilderness to bike, hike and ride through. Plus, we have luxury resorts, spas, fine dining restaurants, vineyards and more for you to visit. Plan your overnight getaway at





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he Pocono Mountains has over 67,000 acres of wide open space to explore. Just 90 minutes from New York City, the Pocono Mountains is home to world-class resorts, superior spas, award-winning restaurants and thrilling outdoor adventures. STAY The four-season destination offers an eclectic mix of lodging options, from boutique hotels and country inns to five-star resorts. It’s always beach season at the region’s indoor waterpark resorts, where you can ride, slide, splash and stay in any weather. EXPLORE In the Pocono Mountains, your fall adventure begins upon arrival. The region’s lakes, rivers and rolling hills are ablaze with brilliant fall foliage. Stunning reds, oranges and yellows line the landscape as events and activities celebrate the season. Whether you’re looking to get your adrenaline going or just get some fresh air, the Pocono Mountains has the places and pursuits to free you. INDULGE Dining in the Pocono Mountains is an adventure in itself. The vast, four-county region encompasses bakeries and brewpubs, cafes and buffets, four-diamond restaurants and farm-to-table destinations. Wineries and breweries abound, offering tours and tastings of local libations. STEP OUT Whether your definition of entertainment includes hanging by the pool or hitting the dance floor, you’ll find plenty of places to un- | 105

wind in the Pocono Mountains. Nightlife here consists of concerts, casino games, comedy and live theater shows. RECONNECT For family fun, there’s no place like the Pocono Mountains. Award-winning resorts put families first and attractions offer thrills for all ages. Resort vacations make more time for quality time, with great dining, lodging and entertainment options under one roof. PLAY The Pocono Mountains is a golfer’s paradise. Courses range from small private clubs and practice areas to sprawling resort systems designed by the greats. The varied landscape ensures plenty of challenges, and the scenery never disappoints. PAMPER Melt away stress with soothing spa treatments and nourish mind, body and spirit with ample amenities. Surrounded by the beauty of the ever-changing landscape, the spa facilities of the Pocono Mountains welcome you to relax and renew. IGNITE Romance blossoms in the Pocono Mountains. With natural scenic beauty, year-round activities and luxurious accommodations, the Pocono Mountains is the perfect place for a couple’s escape. Your next great vacation begins Free You. Pocono Mountains.

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t the heart of NoMad stands a quaint and art-adorned luxury hotel named HGU New York. The exterior dates back to the 1905 Beaux Arts structure that has been restored to its former glory. Each corner of this hotel combines the old and the new in terms of design and ambience. Old facades with modern touches such as light fixtures, plenty of contemporary art paintings, and luxurious furniture intermingled fluidly with each other. Right as you enter through the double doors, you are welcomed to a brightly lit hallway. The hotel’s lobby bar located right next to the entrance contains fantastic seating areas, two modern chandeliers that exposes the filaments of each bulb, and a bar station near the entrance. Further along past the elevators leading up to your room has the receptionist area with marble flooring and tasteful and minimalistic aesthetics. Right next to it is the 1905 Lounge that has its own bar, fireplace, and unique seating areas to give comfort and pleasure to the mind and body. This room is especially

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interesting because of its restored ceilings, classic bookshelves, and an array of even more artworks and paintings adorning the walls and shelves all hand-picked by owner Michael Namer. A wooden walled elevator brings guests up to their designated rooms, provided by the courteous and gracious staff of HGU New York. Once outside the elevator, shades of gray walls surround the corridor and rooms beyond do the doors leading up to your temporary home. There’s also a New York walkup style staircases leading above or below to have quick access to other floors. Finally, once inside your room, you are greeted by a feel of an actual modern apartment in New York City. The King Suite provides guests with maximum space and comfort. A small study table and chair is placed right next to the entrance. A living room area lies ahead, which is finely furnished with a sofa that can turn into a queen bed and HDTV. The minibar and mini fridge stocked with essentials is neatly placed in this area as well.

The bedroom houses a king sized bed, Frette bed linens, and extremely comfortable throw blankets to envelop you while you sleep. Another HDTV is also mounted here. Each of these rooms also has custom Turkish patchwork rugs to highlight the wood flooring. The closet is filled with necessities such as slippers, safe for your important items, hair dryer, umbrella, and bathrobes. Their bathrooms are designed to have a NYC pre-war style, and it comes complete with hygienic necessities graciously provided by C.O. Bigelow. If the bathroom gets too cold, there are heated fixtures located conveniently on the ceiling providing warmth while inside. HGU New York has it all. It will give you a taste of true New York living and a deeper appreciation of art at the same time. 34 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016

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SAN FRANCISCO By Elena Murzello

Stay: Hotel Zetta San Francisco (Westfield San Francisco Centre, 55 5th St)

Hotel Zetta San Francisco

The hotel is steps away from the busy BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and the Powell Street Cable Car, yet maintains an intimate boutique feel with its chic décor. For the comfort of home, each room is furnished with a recycled handcrafted Persian rug and an Illy espresso coffee machine. The oversized bathroom with walk in shower and Neil George amenities is a plus. The cosmopolitan S&R Lounge is the perfect spot to meet friends and on the second floor, the Playroom is complete with a giant 30 ft. Plinko game wall. The hotel is conveniently located to shopping at Union Square and beautifully renovated SFMOMA. Eat: ATwater Tavern (295 Terry A Francois Blvd.)

ATwater Tavern

Opened in May 2016, ATwater Tavern is close to the AT&T Park and the new Warriors arena at Pier 50. It boasts a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking Mission Bay and has a second level great for private events. The main floor hosts the wrap around Chef’s table, where you can watch all the succulent seafood prepared and indulge in the buck a shuck happy hour. The local king crab leg is an excellent start to any meal.

Americano Restaurant (Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission St.)

Americano Restaurant

With views of the Bay Bridge and the Ferry building, the Americano Restaurant & Bar is not your average hotel restaurant with basic décor and mundane menu. Housed in Joie de vire’s Hotel Vitale, the restaurant has a large outdoor patio that can facilitate any function or networking event. The menu features flavorful Italian plates great for sharing like the heritage pork & beef meatballs al Forno and the grilled octopus salad. I’m definitely a fan of the wood fired pizza fungi. | 111

Spa: Loews Regency San Francisco (222 Sansom St) services-amenities/spa Escape the frenzy of city life at this five star sanctuary nestled in the heart of San Francisco. This tranquil zen oasis reflects a soothing Asian décor that immediately soothes the senses with ambient music, warm lighting and relaxing herbal aromas. The spacious suites feature individual rainforest showers with city scape views. Massages use ancient Eastern methodologies combined with Western therapeutic techniques to relieve tension rejuvenate the mind. For an enhanced experience to penetrate sore and release sore muscles opt for the signature Hot Stones to incorporate into any massage.

Do: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA (151 3rd St.) After a massive 10-story, 235,000 square feet expansion, the new SFMOMA opened its doors to the public in May 2016. The living wall by Habitat Horticulture creates an inspired outdoor retreat. Art enthusiasts can explore the 19 inaugural exhibitions, including a curated selection of 260 postwar and contemporary works from the Donald and Doris Fisher Collection, among many other artworks, using a unique audio guide created in partnership with Detour. The Detour system is smart – it knows where you are and can help you navigate through the entire museum. With a group? No problem – you can sync the iOS app up to four phones (soon to be offered on Android). The tours are not standard either – they highlight special interests such as architecture. Thankfully, unlike most audio guides with predictable narrators, SFMOMA’s audio excerpts are narrated by interesting voices in a friendly conversational manner.

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Helen and Charles Schwab Hall featuring Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawing 895: Loopy Doopy (white and blue) (1999) at SFMOMA; photo: © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA.

SPiN SF (690 Folsom St #100) The SF spot of Susan Sarandon’s cool, swanky ping pong social club opened its doors in early May. Chef Mike Betancourt’s concoctions of delicious food are served amongst the 19 ping pong tables and art installations from noted artists like Shepard Fairey and Stikki Peaches. With two bars, a large private room and a late night close it really doesn’t matter how you fair at ping pong because it’s all about the socializing and having fun.

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David Bowie artwork at SPiN SF




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rt world gorgons are increasingly agog over the Arizona based figurative artist Michael Carson. Critics have dubbed him

‘’the post-millennial Toulouse-Lautrec’’ who of course was the famous French Impressionist painter known for his classic canvases documenting the French bourgeois of his day. If all this ‘artsy-fartsy’ hyperbole is all a bit too much to digest then let GW break it down for you. Michael Carson is the most attuned figurative artist in America today. He is the modern master of color and light and his pseudo-realist portraits of the bon chic and bon genre of our time astonish and delight and his signature strokes are immediately identifiable. A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design his volition is to emphasize the relationships of color and light and allow the texture of his brush to move a viewers eye through the art. Like Jean-Antoine Watteau or Henri de ToulouseLautrec who back in the 18th Century were regaled for their ability to define their times the lives and loves and the ‘fete galantes’ (grand parties) of their era. This American artist sets his glamorous settings in the bars, the clubs, cafes and dance studios - all the usual haunts of the beaumonde of contemporary Americana. His works, all oil on canvas, glow with a wide lens perspective. And his subjects are neither exaggerated and neither subtle despite the ‘’Pallor Noir’’ as GW now dubs the signature palette backdrop that makes a Michael Carson canvas immediately identifiable. As the gallerist Georges Berges who discovered this modern-day Holbein astutely sums - ‘’Michael Carson has a soft, sophisticated touch. His work just rings true and having been a huge fan of his work for sometime, I am absolutely thrilled to have him now exclusive to the Georges Berges Gallery and to be presenting his first one-man show this September 8 through October 8, 2016 here in New York City.’’ What is most notable about this artist is the deft way he brings to life the emotion, the effortless nonchalance and cool -that perfect je ne sais quoi. ‘’I am most interested in the subtleties of facial expression and spend most of my time on my subjects face and hands because for me they tell the story.’’ the artist declares. And that story

will surely surge to the forefront of art conscious New Yorkers come this coming Fashion Week season when the artist’ first solo show debuts at the Georges Berges Gallery at 462 West Broadway this early Autumn. GEORGE WAYNE - Talk to me about the symbiosis of color and light with regards to the texture of your work. MICHAEL CARSON - It really changes from piece to piece. The connection between all these things is always there. Almost as if they are one in the same thing. I try not to differentiate these to be solitary ideas but rather, to just paint and allow for my instincts to come through. To have faith in these artistic instincts. GW - Do you call yourself a portrait artist? MC - I don’t consider myself a portrait artist. I consider myself a figurative artist. The distinction being that a portrait artist is attempting the likeness of their subjects and although I use a model or reference in my work, it is imperative that I have the freedom to deviate from it at any time to achieve the finished result that I want. This is to me far more important to me then any academic exercise.

or moods. GW - What themes are your feeding off that will inspire your show this September in New York City at the Georges Berges Gallery? MC - I look at every painting as its own entity. If I do stay on a specific theme it is almost always and unconscious decision. I tend to stand in front of a blank canvas and allow the ideas to come to me as I work. Its like free association. Of course, with that you have a bag of tricks that you have been amassing that you pull from. so The work can look like a collection but the intent is to give each piece its own life. I love the large multi figured compositions that imply models backstage or people waiting. The idea is not to give it a specific narrative but rather create the composition and allow the intricacies and details of the pose and expression to allow the viewer to create their own story based on where they are coming from or the mood they happen to be in at that time.

differentiates one from another. The good experiments stay with you and travel into future paintings just as the failures teach you what is not working. One is not more important than the other. As long as you learn from both.

GW - What was your graduate thesis at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design? MC - It was horrible. I had the maturity of a 10 year old. I was a design student at the time. I had never even picked up a brush yet. I knew that I was heading towards a creative future but the idea of painting didn’t even come into the picture for another 6 years. I literally found painting by accident. Or rather that painting found me.

GW - Would you consider yourself a ‘’modern master of the figurative study’’ ? That is GW’s inherent declaration here! MC - I consider myself a student of figurative study. Always learning. Always wanting and waiting for something new to excite me and motivate me. I never want to be someone who isn’t searching. I never will consider myself and expert. Time has taught me this. As I look at older pieces i’m conscious of how the work is evolving. I realize that I will always be a student. I’m hopeful of this as well.

GW - How have you been feeling with regards to this show in New York? What has been the mood in your studio down there? What has been the source of inspiration? MC - Of course the idea of having an opening in New York is exciting. But as an artist, an important element is the deadline. The motivation to know that at this date, I’ll have to stand in front of the entire body of work and present it to the public. As far as inspiration, it is still the same thing that has always motivated me. The figure. That is a starting place. The other things that have been driving me is the experimentation of technique as well as material. Finding new ways to manipulate paint or surface to change the feel and mood of a piece. Its the thing that keeps the work fresh and exciting in the studio. If I find myself getting bored during the process of creating, it is the death of that piece. It’s about constant evolution and experimentation .

GW - How did you end up in Phoenix, Arizona? And how has that move influenced your work? MC - It was always my intention to travel and leave my home town of Minneapolis. It just naturally changes to work. Again, it is an unconscious thing that happens. As an artist I just exist and observe and create. And all the colors, music, people and culture of a place just sinks in. I think that is my job as an artist. In fact, I wish that I could move more often. I don’t think I would have ever considered the southwest as a destination but my wife’s job brought us here and I thank God it happened. Its when I first realized the power of travel as it related to my art.

The mood is bordering on solitude and inward thinking. Its a reflection on what i am observing. The subtleties in the expression that tell you an inward dialogue is happening even though there is hardly anything happening at all. Look around you. Most people are appearing to do nothing. Or some mundane job or activity. Its whats going on inside that is exciting. So people should be able to view my work and take from it different ideas

GW -What would you consider the signifiers of your work? When I see a Michael Carson canvas GW immediately knows! I love that your work has such a strong signature. MC - Technique quickly becomes everything to me during the process os painting. I love to spend time on faces and subtle poses that tell a story of it in itself. But the act of putting paint on surface is equally exciting to me. It’s here that I think the artist’s “fingerprint” is found. That thing that

I love to have this duality in my work. On one side of the coin you have a painting that you can look into. It is a space with a figure and depth and perspective. On the other side, I love to force the viewer to the surface by manipulating the paint. By blending fore and background. by printing flat patterns that do not follow the form they lay on top of. By allowing drips to cut through the different depths of the piece. By wiping away paint to create a stained translucent effect. All these things and more. They all add to change the viewers perspective and hopefully, force them to really get up close and see the brush work and the layering and other things that happening on the surface.

GW - Inspiration you say ‘’comes from architectural interiors and fashion’’. I love that statement from you. Give some more detail and explain what you mean. MC - Im just into these things. I would have loved to be an architect or designer. I would have loved to be a photographer or a profession musician or a furniture designer. These things as well as other artistic ventures have always inspired me . And luckily, I get to bring these into my work. Its subtle and not always evident, but I’m always delving into other forms of creativity. And it always comes out in the work in some regard. That said, the beauty of painting a person is that its always a challenge. You can always push yourself to go to different places with the figure. I am a self described people watcher. And I think it stems from wanting to know more about other people as well as myself. The face is just so complex and I love that one tiny stoke of paint can dramatically change the entire feel of a piece. That feels powerful to me. Its like a drug | 125




hould we negotiate or even communicate with our enemies or ban Muslim immigrants? The issues at stake in the current election surface in different ways on New York stages.

Oslo is a three-hour play by J.T. Rogers about the negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords. It sounds dry but actually Oslo is an exciting and thought-provoking work. The play tells the little known story of a Norwegian couple, who decided on their own to bring about peace in the Middle East. Director Bartlett Sher’s production at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater is superb. The dazzling cast is headed by Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle as the husband and wife shrewdly maneuvering these violent foes into recognizing each other. The end of the play brings the action up to the troubled present. The script is not only thoughtful but full of witty lines and emotional resonance, as when two of the enemies discover that their daughters have the same names. Oslo has ended its run at Newhouse but will be returning next March at LCT’s Beaumont Theater.

Quietly at Irish Repertory Theatre is an import from the Abbey Theatre, a riveting play by Owen McCafferty, flawlessly directed by Jimmy Fay. The drama is set in an Irish pub in Belfast, where two men meet. Forty years earlier, one (a Protestant) had been responsible for the bombing that killed the father of the other (a Catholic). The third man is the bartender, a Polish immigrant. During the sometimes violent confrontation, the men (who are of the same age) explain what went through their minds at the time of the bombing and in the years since. The production is fortunate in having the original cast from the Abbey: Declan Conlon, Patrick O’Kane, and Robert Zawadzki. Though previously scheduled to run through September 11, performances have now been extended through September 25. What happens when negotiations fail? The answer is war, which is depicted in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, the second of the summer’s presentations at the Public Theater’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The action takes place in the seventh year of the Trojan War. Director Daniel Sullivan has updated

the work to the present so that it resembles Iraq or Afghanistan. The deadly clash of nations is based on the beautiful Helen leaving her husband Menelaus for the Trojan prince Paris. The title characters are another couple in love, though politics gets in the way. The legendary figures from the Iliad and the Odyssey don’t seem especially heroic. Ulysses is presented as a businessman, while Achilles sounds as if he graduated from Ridgemont High. Troilus and Cressida is usually categorized as one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays” but I’m not convinced Sullivan solved the problems. In any event, there are some impressive performances, notably John Glover as the tart-tongued Pandarus. Eh Dah: Questions for my Father was presented as part of the New York Musical Festival. The autobiographical work was performed by the remarkably talented Aya Aziz, who also wrote the book, music and lyrics. While Muslims are portrayed by many of our politicians as the Other, Aziz shows that they are not that different from other immigrant groups, trying to make the transition from the old world to the new. Well directed by Corinne Proctor, Eh Dah is often funny and moving and deserves to be revived.

Left to Right: Daniel Oreskes, Anthony Azizi, Daniel Jenkins, and Darlush Kashani in Oslo (photo credit: T Charles Erickson) | Declan Conlon in Quietly (photo credit: James Higgins) Ismenia Mendes, Andrew Burnap, and John Glover in Troilus and Cressida (photo credit : Joan Marcus) | Aya Aziz, star of Eh Dah: Questions for my Father (photo credit: Kyle Rosenberg).

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essie Mueller has become a Broadway darling, in part due to her stunning portrayal as Carole King in Beautiful and also in (equal) part by her fearlessness of taking on complex characters. The transition from Beautiful to Waitress was easy for her as the actress gave herself a break in between to recharge her mind and her body; before eventually jumping into this new dynamic, head first. “I fell in love with Waitress while I was still doing Beautiful. The transition felt natural,” she said. “I was able to close a really wonderful chapter and begin a new one that I really felt passionate about.” Cirque du Soleil - Paramour. Photo by Richard Termine


he unique role of AJ Golden in Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour represented a part like no other, that the lead Jeremy Kushnier had ever undertaken. This groundbreaking show is the first for Cirque du Soleil in which it marries Broadwaystyle plot lines, love songs and dance numbers with their own bailiwick of stunning acrobatics. “Any time you get to be involved in a brand new Broadway show is amazing,” began Kushnier, “but getting to work on Cirque du Soleil’s first ever Broadway musical has been beyond exciting!” Kushnier has spent about 20 years as a New York actor and through his myriad of experiences, he’s come to a realization: that any career in the arts is non-linear. “I have been fortunate to work with tremendous artists throughout the course of my career and our show is no different in that regard. From our leads Ruby Lewis

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and Ryan Vona, to our dancers, to our amazing acrobats and circus performers---we have a stellar group that I am proud to be a part of.” As for what attracted him to the role of Golden, a film producer in Hollywood’s Golden Age who seeks to control the object of his affection, it was all about those challenges that drew Kushnier to the character. “For the role of AJ, and I think the show as a whole, it is about finding a way to live honestly in this heightened environment. In a musical it’s one thing to try and find your reality when you break into song, but for this show there’s the acrobatic and cirque specific moments that you also have to wrestle with a little as an actor,” he explained. “But I truly believe when we as a company meet on that stage at the Lyric Theater, that’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re finding our specific reality as a company in this world that we create every night at Paramour.”

love, hope, forgiveness and redemption. “Jenna is such a beautiful embodiment of someone who is hopeless finding hope, and in the most unexpected places. I think that’s what reaches people. She (and all the characters) are so relatable. When people are moved, that feels rewarding to me. A message of love is necessary in this world. And it’s a critical and crucial time for it,” said Mueller.

But not only did the message drive Mueller, but also the opportunity to collaborate with singer/songwriter/ lyricist Sara Bareilles. Mueller said she is drawn to her undeniable talent and her warmth as a human being. She was drawn to this role because “People love her music,” began Muof the show’s underlying message of eller. “It gets into their souls.”

Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter) and Jessie Mueller (Jenna) in Waitress. Photo by Joan Marcus 2016

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Classic films have had an immeasurable impact on our popular culture. Sean K. Smith’s Reel Wisdom captures these pivotal moments with 125 inspirational quotes from film history. There is a relevant movie reference for any conversation. Curated by screenwriter and director Sean K. Smith, Reel Wisdom is full of memories. Keep Reel Wisdom on hand to test your clique of cinephiles or to reminisce about awe-inspiring moments from your beloved films. Editor and Columnist of, Roger Friedman, writes an inspiring foreword introducing readers to Reel Wisdom. is the leading site for exclusive entertainment news. It is his experience as an American film critic, film writer plus co-producer, and entertainment journalist that makes Friedman’s foreword both substantive and enlightening. The movies and inspirational quotes chosen for Reel Wisdom have done the same to change our society. Reel Wisdom has catalogued quotes into overarching themes that serve as chapters, and are easy to apply to real life. Chapters include; Perseverance, Seize the Day, Ordinary People, Dealing with Conflict, The Wisdom of Clint Eastwood plus 13 more. 978-1-57826-600-5, $12.50 hardcover 978-1-57826-601-2, $9.99 ebook Available in selected bookstores Barnes &

Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give, by prominent philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Far beyond making monetary donations, philanthropy today encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that can be just as valuable as financial contributions. Successful Philanthropy offers the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that empowers all of us to take part in building a better world. Learn to identify your passions and interests and discover how they can guide your philanthropic work. Find the best ways to choose a charity that will offer personal fulfillment while also making the best use of your contribution to the cause of your choice. Successful Philanthropy features a special introduction by Georgina Bloomberg who discusses how she paired her background as an equestrian and as a philanthropist to launch her charitable venture, The Riders Closet. In addition, the book features a foreword by Scott Elkins, US Campaign Director of the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust at Oxford University and CEO of SE Advisors, who salutes author Jean Shafiroff for encouraging others to “help bring about change,” through the text and her philanthropic initiatives in any way possible.

Etiquette is one of the most valuable assets a person can have: knowing how best to present yourself, and how to deal with others in a direct, effective manner, is paramount in all personal, professional, and social relationships. In Manners That Matter Most – the Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home and in the World – published by Hatherleigh Press, researched and written by June Eding, with a special foreword by Norah Lawlor – covers topics from introductions, greetings and thank-you’s, to the etiquette of modern technology. This book is a valuable resource and much-needed guide for the fast-paced digital world. The book, in its second printing, is available from and in Barnes & Noble Bookstores. 978-1-57826-518-3, $12.50 hardcover 978-1-57826-519-0, $9.99 ebook Available in selected bookstores Barnes &

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BOOKS du JOUR SEPTEMBER 2016 By Frederic Colier

“The Land of Enchantment” by Leigh Stein Penguin Random House $22.00 212 pages

“Between Two Fires” by Mark Noce Thomas Dunn Books $25.99 327 pages

“Leaving Blyhe River” by Catherine Ryan Hyde Lake Union $14.95 314 pages

“Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies,” by Ross King Bloomsbury $30.00, 404 pages

“An Abbreviated Life” by Ariel Leve Harper $26.99 274 pages

Set in the New Mexico, “The Land of Enchantment,” is a riveting coming-of-age memoir about young love and its impact. The story opens with the author receiving a phone call from her brother to tell that her ex-boyfriend, Jason, has been killed in road accident. Jason’s death causes our protagonist to recall the difficult life they shared together and forces her to contemplate tough questions while grieving. How is it possible to fall in love with someone who causes so much pain? Why is it so hard to walk away from this type of love? How can love be so destructive? The engaging memoir traces the psychological evolution of an abusive relationship, while raising larger issues. Why are women who step forward so often shamed and bullied?

This book will appeal to the fans of Game of Thrones. Here the story takes place in 597 when Saxon Barbarians are about to destroy medieval Wales. So? you may say. The reason the book made this month’s list is its main character, Lady Branwen. We are miles away from giants with inflated biceps performing miraculous acts. She is a young woman in a world of fierce warriors, very much like Boudica was when she organized her uprising against the Romans, courageous and determined, which always makes for captivating hero. Lady Branwen seeks unity to push back the enemy, but the trajectory get skewed when she falls for a man she cannot have, opening a good dilemma. She sees herself forced to choose between her people and the man she loves.

You may not remember who C. R. Hyde is, but suffices to tell you that she is the author of “Pay it Forward,” which was adapted later into a film with Kevin Spacey, for you to say “of course.” This new story takes place in the Blythe River National Wilderness, which I discovered was in California. There, a young teenager, Ethan, decides to go looking for his missing father, after he disappeared from his cabin, and rangers decided to abandon their rescue mission. Totally unprepared, Ethan ventures nonetheless into the wilderness and quickly learn the roughness of nature: the punishing sun, the swirling rapids, and the strength derived from pushing yourself past your limits . . . but the story is not an exploration of one’s courage in the face of adversity, but rather a true confrontation regarding forgiveness, as Ethan must decide whether or not his father is worth to be saved at all.

You may ask yourself why, as the title reveals, do we need another book, or rather a biography about Claude Monet, the painter, when there have been countless renditions. But to Ross King’s credit, his differs from the others. For a start, King’s research focuses mainly on the last 15 years of the painter’s life, just before WWI, when the artist was already in his 70s and saw no reason to keep on painting. He had lost his wife and eldest son. Crippling cataracts severely impaired his craft, and he suffered from nagging anxiety and depression, further aggravated by the arrival of new artistic painting sensibilities, cubist and Dadaist. When most of us would have tossed the brushes aside, Monet decided to start painting again but on a giant scale, producing the colossal legendary paintings from his garden of Giverny. An incredible story strewn with friendships, notably Clémenceau’s, gives this book, which reads like a detective novel, full of intrigues, a welcome denouement.

If you think you had it rough in childhood, think again. This book is not for the faint of heart. Ariel describes here perhaps the most pervasive aspect of childhood, growing up with instable parents, in this case, a parent -- her mother, who she describes as “ a poet, an artist, a self-appointed troublemaker and attention seeker.” In other words, a brutal cocktail guaranteeing to lead to instability and make the rooms spin. And instability is what Ariel confronts on a daily rollercoaster of emotional tug of war dance. The most harrowing part is when she recognizes that her own life, years after her mother’s death, is still been impacted by the relationship. Sound familiar? Ariel’s gripping tortured confessions are not. They take you to the edge of the unbearable at time. If your heart does not break here . . . nothing will. This book makes a great argument for a parenting license.

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RAND Luxury hosted an ultra-exclusive private brunch showcasing the latest in Italian motor artistry from legendary car makers and main event sponsors Ferrari and Maserati of Long Island. Sponsoring brands included; LG Electronics, Jet Aviation, Chateau Saint-Maur, D’Angelico New York, Drettmann Yachts, Kube by Thomas & Darden, Govberg Jewelers/ WatchuWant, Antigua and Barbuda, HeliNY Helicopter Flight Service Inc., Honest Tea, Blatt Billiards, The Islands of the Bahamas, Natuzzi Italia Harmony Maker, Palm Bay International, Saratoga Spring Water, Telluride, Puku, Turks & Caicos Islands and Bucco Couture.. Bridgehampton, NY Left: ©LMG; Right: ©Rob Rich/

Luciana Pamalone, Margo Manhattan (L) • Gary De Persia, Bradford Rand (R) Jill Zarin and husband Bobby Zarin hosted Jill Zarin’s 4th Annual Luxury EXPEREINCE NERVANA Luncheon to benefit The Eric Trump Foundation/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Southampton, NY ©

Ally Shapiro, Jill Zarin (L) • Kelly Bensimon (R) Celebrity Event Planner Lawrence Scott hosted a summer party at his home in Water Mill. Guests mingled whilst enjoyed extravagant decadence served by waiters dressed in “Keep Calm and Live like Larry” tees. Water Mill, NY ©

Lawrence Scott, Sarah Wragge, Chris Wragge (L) • Barbara and Arthur Lerner, Rosanna Scotto and Louis Ruggiero, Michael Strahan and Kayla Quick, Stacy and Peter Hochfelder, Lawrence Scott (R)

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The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island with its annual GET WILD Summer Benefit. The event was hosted by Molly Channing at the Channing Family Sculpture Garden and honored Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin. Cindy Clifford was the evening’s emcee. Bridgehampton, NY ©Rob Rich/SocietyAllure. com Shelley Berkoski, Ginnie Frati, Beth Ostrosky Stern (L) • Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin (R) Any event that Lawrence Scott touches, drips in gold. That was truly the case at the 58th Annual Summer Party for Southampton Hospital, flooded with gold atmospheric lighting, and complimented by dark wood plus gold table accents. Throughout the unforgettable night, guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing. Southampton, NY ©Jerrit Clark for Rob Rich/

Lawrence Scott (L) • Mayor Mark Epley and wife Marianne Epley (R) At East Hampton Library’s 12th Annual Authors Night, prominent philanthropist and author, Jean Shafiroff, was present to sign her debut book, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give – a guide to modern philanthropy for today’s generation. East Hampton, NY ©Rob Rich/SocietyAllure. com

Jean Shafiroff, Christie Brinkley (L) • Bob Chaloner, Martin Shafiroff (R)

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LEFT: The MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein along with New York Family Magazine hosted a Cover Party and a Back To School Special on SiriusXM. The event was sponsored by: Chobani Greek Yogurt, sandwich chain Subway, Fruit of the Loom, children’s clothing Kidbox, and interactive music program Baby DJ School. New York City ©Patrick McMullan

RIGHT: A private dinner party was held in honor of baseball legend Mike Piazza’s induction to the Hall of Fame and the retirement of his Mets jersey. The intimate dinner took place at celebrity favorite MAMO Restaurant in SoHo. New York City ©Getty Images

Denise Albert, Melissa Musen Gerstein (L) • Alicia Rickter (Wife), Mike Piazza (R) New York philanthropist Jean Shafiroff chaired the Starry Night Gala. The Ellen Hermanson Foundation proudly honored Jennifer Finkelstein of 5 Under 40 Foundation and the doctors, nurses and medical staff of The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center of Southampton Hospital. ©

Jean Shafiroff, Julie Ratner (L) • Geraldo Rivera (R) Rosewood Mayakoba hosted a private dinner party featuring a special tasting of Ultra-Premium Tequila Clase Azul and an extravagant La Ceiba Dinner. The sumptuous dinner was prepared by Executive Chef of the award-winning Rosewood Mayakoba, Juan Pablo Loza, along with Union Cantina’s Executive Chef Scott Kampf. The event was coordinated by the leading Sroka Worldwide marketing team, headed by industry veteran Neal Sroka. Southampton, NY

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Guerillmo Orozco, Carlos Orozco, Thom Felicia, Neal Sroka (L) • Star Jones, Chef Juan Pablo Loza (R)




OCRFA’s Super Saturday NY marked its 19th annual event with live art from artist Jeremy Penn and was hosted by Kelly Ripa, Donna Karan, and Gabby Karan de Felice. Water Mill, NY ©Rob Rich/

Kelly Ripa (L) • Judith Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani (R) LEFT: The big Dan’s Taste of Summer weekend was a wonderful celebration of East End chefs and a bounty of foodie delights at Dan’s GrillHampton and Dan’s Taste of Two Forks. Bridgehampton, NY ©Daniel Gonzalez

RIGHT: The James Beard Foundation toasted Daytime Emmy and multiple James Beard Foundation Award–winning chef, author and restaurateur John Besh at its 26th annual Chefs & Champagne®. NYC ©AP Images

Katie Lee (L) • Susan Ungaro, Frederic Mairesse, John Besh (R) LEFT: The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY ©

RIGHT: Erica Stamey-Hong and her husband, Shae Hong, CEO of Bella, celebrated the recovery of Shae Hong from a challenging battle with Lyme disease. The party honored the Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading private nonprofit dedicated to conquering Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Southampton, NY ©AndrewWernerPhotography. com

Jean Shafiroff (L) • Shae Hong, Erica Stamey-Hong (R)

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ay hello to Beau who plays hard on Fire Island but works harder all year round bringing happiness and love to so many two legged creatures. Young Old and everything in between. Beau’s life did not start out his way. Beau was scheduled to be euthanized almost 8 years ago when the wonderful people at MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue saw hope in this animals eyes. They saved his life and from that point on Beau knew his calling. Having been giving the gift of life he was destined to change the lives of many in his future, Enter beautiful Caroline his rescuer. Formerly of Pittsburgh and now a New Yorker. Caroline Loevner who studied Finance at Pace and worked at Merrill Lynch was restless for a career change. So she followed in her families footsteps and began a career at Macys. (International Concepts). Having the dream job and enjoying life was

just not enough, enter Beau. Caroline who had been raised to always give, knew that her and Beau could make a real difference. Caroline saw the potential in this amazing dog. Together, they were trained by Pet Partners and became a registered pet therapy team. Beau is the proud “spokes dog” for homeless and rescued pets everywhere. He has put his healing powers and affection to work on many people, starting with Rivington House, one of the first dedicated care facilities for those living with HIV/AIDS, where he visited every Sunday for 6 years. Next came Terence Cardinal Cooke Healthcare Center, the Ronald McDonald House of New York (through Angel On a Leash), and Beth Abraham Family of Health Services. Caroline and Beau are a leading force in Pride, Macy’s Employee Resource group, which brings awareness to the LGBYQ community and its allies, and works at coordinating numerous fundraisers to benefit such organizations as the Trevor Project and many more. Dedicating more then 300 hours annually to lending “a helping paw” to those in need of comfort and hope, Beau provides both to such organizations as New York Alternatives for Children, FEMA, A Fair Shake for Youth, Imperial Court of New York, of which Caroline is Board Secretary. Gilda’s Club. ACI Treatment Center and Macy’s. Beau and Caroline’s life is a lesson. Rescued animals, rescue people and in the process makes them and the world a better place to live in, so play it forward! Remember rescue always, you will never be sorry, I know Caroline and I were not. Beau can be found in Fire Island every weekend playing in the sand. Caroline Loevner & Beau have a Facebook page … Beau america’s therapy dog

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