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s we have reached the midpoint of 2018 it’s now time to kick off our sandals and enjoy the lazy beach days and BBQs, alfresco dining and outdoor living. As New Yorkers can be a restless bunch, it’s also a time to get out of the city and head to the beach, mountains or Mediterranean islands. As we trade our suits for swimsuits, our focus is on our physique which was our theme for the July issue--Health and Wellness. This month we feature acclaimed vegan chef Matthew Kenney and well-known Dr. Amir Marashi, aka the Vagina Whisperer, as they embark on a groundbreaking plant-based product that integrates culinary art with medicine. Proving that you are what you eat, Matthew and Amir discuss how our health is a direct result of our diet and how we can improve our lives. In cases where diet alone is not enough, Dr. Marashi discusses new procedures and the wonders of modern medicine to improve areas that were once taboo to speak about and how he has greatly helped the lives of his patients. We also feature reality TV star and real estate personality Ryan Serhant—star of Million Dollar Listing NY and Sell it Like Serhant. As witty and charismatic in real life as he is on the show, Ryan can basically sell you anything—from women’s dresses and hot tubs to multimillion-dollar trophy properties around the world. For Ryan it’s all about the art of the deal.

Just like the city that doesn’t sleep, Ryan is always working on his next project. With two TV shows wrapping up, a new book launching this September and also heading up the #1 real estate team in the country, read on to hear what’s next for this powerhouse. Just like the sizzling-hot temps, so is our fashion editorial this month. From vibrant colorblocking fashion to summertime glam, this season is all about bringing fun back to fashion. Though heat and humidity can wreak havoc on our hair and makeup we share our favorite picks to beat the heat while keeping the frizz at bay and staying streak free. With summer fully underway we had travel on our agenda. This month we ventured around the world and highlighted Sydney, the Bahamas, the ruins of Guatemala, California, and more. Summer is also a wonderful time to explore the gastronomic side of New York with our extensive dining out section where we cover the city’s latest culinary gems and hotspots. With warm weather beckoning us outside we also featured the cultural side of NYC highlighting the next wave of artists to watch. Enjoy the simple pleasures of summer activities in the city or the shore to fill those long dog days and balmy summer eves.

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KELLY RUTHERFORD Resident Cover Party at Zirkova House By HILLARY LATOS


esident Magazine threw an exclusive bash for our June Cover star, Kelly Rutherford at the exclusive Zirkova House, home of the multi award-winning vodka brand, Zirkova One+Together. Best known for her TV characters, playing Lily van der Woodsen, matriarch on hit drama series Gossip Girl and an award-winning role as Stephanie Whitmore in the soap opera Generations, it is Rutherford’s advocacy efforts for women’s rights that captivated Resident Magazine readers, attendees, and fans everywhere.

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JEAN SHAFIROFF Resident Cover Party at Georges Berges Gallery By hillary latos


esident Magazine celebrates philanthropist Jean Shafiroff’s June cover in Soho at the Georges Bergés Gallery which specializes in contemporary art.

“I am honored to be named ‘Philanthropy’s Brightest Star’ by Publisher Christopher Pape and Editor-In-Chief Hilary Latos. My passion for the underserved and marginalized was equally conveyed in the pages of the June 2018 issue, and serves as a reminder that even the smallest philantrhopic efforts can make a global impact. I want to thank Georges Bergés for opening his art gallery to our celebration. It was a fabulous evening amongst

the most phenomenal pieces of art,” says philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff. Other notable guests included: Jean Shafiroff, Christopher Pape, Hilary Latos, Georges Bergés, Eric Andrew, George Wayne, Antoine Verglas, Jonathan LeWinter, Nina Adams, Brian Farrell, Victor Medina, Carlo Varroz. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres provided by rustic Latin American restaurant La Pulperia, located in Midtown, on the Upper East Side and in Hell’s Kitchen. Vivanco Winery served their best wine to match.


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our Smile Reflects an Image of Who You Are -- To Those You Meet! When you smile naturally and are confident of the appearance of your teeth, that confidence and self-worth are noticed by those around you. If you hide your smile with your hand or behind your lips, you tell those you meet that you are hiding something. Let Your Smile Radiate All That Is Great About You! When you meet someone, and their smile is warm and pleasing, you naturally feel good being around them. You can be that person! If your teeth are discolored, there is professional dental bleaching. If they are rotated or crooked, they can be straightened with either Orthodontics or Veneers and Crowns using newer technology. There’s A Whole New World Of High Technology In Dentistry. If teeth need crowns or veneers, with CEREC Technology ceramic restorations are made in one visit in our office. Dental Lasers reduce or eliminate the need for local anesthesia for many “fillings.” They can be used to recontour soft tissue and can reduce a “Gummy Smile.” Grandparents May Have Needed Dentures,But Now There Are Options With Dental Implants. Dental Implants can be used to replace one, several or many missing teeth. Now with guided placement using digital low-dose CBCT scans and digital models of your mouth, the procedures are much faster and more comfortable than ever before.

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owntown Englewood, NJ, known for its burgeoning cultural, shopping and entertainment offerings and prime access to New York City, is getting a major residential upgrade with the launch of One William, a new luxury rental community in the heart of the walkable town center. Offering a collection of one- and twobedroom residences and a full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities, One William combines modern living spaces with an exciting cosmopolitan atmosphere. “Englewood and this location in particular have everything we look for when scouting new development settings,” said Jonathan Schwartz, a partner at BNE Real Estate Group, which is developing One William along with partner Sterling Properties. “There’s a real downtown vibrancy here that we believe is only growing stronger. We’re delighted to now add a modern residential component to the mix.” Located at 1 William Street, just off of W. Palisade Avenue, One William features 185 well-appointed rental residences throughout the five-story building, some with private balconies and terraces. Monthly rents currently start at $2,350. Immediate occupancy is available. Community amenities include a rooftop pool terrace with a swimming pool, lounge seating, a fire pit,

private barbecue stations with dining areas, an outdoor bar with TV, and an expansive lawn area for relaxation. A landscaped courtyard has an additional lawn area, outdoor gaming spaces, lounge seating and a community garden. Residents will also enjoy a private fitness center, a children’s playroom, a Wi-Fi lounge with workstations and conference rooms, and a club room with lounge seating, a poker table, shuffleboard, and an indoor/outdoor bar. A separate lobby-level lounge includes a coffee bar, billiards, seating areas and a bar. The smoke-free, pet-friendly community also offers a 24/7 concierge, package acceptance, bicycle storage and onsite parking. Nearby attractions include the Bergen Performing Arts Center, Mackay Park and the Palisades Interstate Park. For commuters, Routes 4, 80 and 9W; the New Jersey Turnpike, the Palisades Parkway and the George Washington Bridge are all less than 10 minutes away. The NJ Transit 166 bus route stops three blocks away from One William and provides a 45-minute commute to Port Authority. The Marketing Directors is the community’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent. rentonewilliam.com

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GANNON FORRESTER Premier Manhattan Real Estate Professional By W.A.MULLER


op-producing and highly accomplished Manhattan real estate professional Gannon Forrester has recently brought his formidable talents to Warburg Realty, having found that he

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“No other firm is as synonymous with luxury, has roots as deep in the history of NYC, and maintains the same air of class as Warburg,” said Gannon. “That is what I have built my business on, providing the luxury of exceptional service with a genuine smile.” Warburg President Clelia W. Peters commented, “We are thoroughly delighted to welcome Gannon to the Warburg family. His terrific industry experience, positivity, and dedicated work ethic are a perfect fit with our firm’s principles.” Specializing in luxury condos, both sales and rentals, Gannon’s domain comprises of prime Manhattan neighborhoods including the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Union Square, Flatiron, Chelsea, and Gramercy. With his creative approach, affable manner, keen negotiation skills and expansive experience, he is the ideal guide, and knows New York’s condo market through and through. There is now total transparency in the vast majority of the NY real estate market. Thanks to technology and innovation, anyone can go on a computer, click a button, and find a home on one of the many online listing portals. However, it takes a true expert to successfully navigate and negotiate within the high-end property market. Clients shopping in this price range expect their broker to have their finger on the pulse of everything, not only the details of the property, but the best restaurants in the area, the new hotspots of the city, how interest rates and the stock market are impacting property value, and so much more.


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yan Serhant is the ultimate deal maker. He has proven on reality tv that he can sell just about anything from multi million dollar apartments to hot tubs- it’s all about the approach. From his beginnings as an actor to running one of the top real estate teams in the competitive landscape of NYC realty, there is nothing that can stop the trajectory path of this charming and enigmatic dynamo. The Serhant Team which is led by Ryan was just named in the Wall Street Journal Real Trends report as the #1 team in New York, again, and #2 in the country. With two reality tv shows on Bravo, Million Dollar Listing NY and Sell It Like Serhant, as well as a new book coming out in September, Resident Magazine sits down with Ryan to talk about the secrets of his success and what’s next on the horizon.

What made you want to write a book? When I started in the real estate business 10 years ago, my parents said you are entering a field that is pretty crazy - sometimes it will be good to go back to reflect on your journey. I kept notes on a lot of deals and anytime I learned something I wrote it down, which eventually turned into this agent playbook. Over the years I built a team and handed them this guide, and then Sell It Like Serhant (the TV show) filming started last year. I decided at that point, since I have my agent playbook and I’m teaching people all around the country how to sell, that I should create a playbook for how to build a sales career and how to really sell anything. There is nothing out there like this; there are personality books that are like “this is how that person sells” and there are books to teach you how

to sell a banana, but there are no books that teach you how to build a long-lasting sales career as a sales person or how to build a great side hustle on top of your day job, and that is what this book is for. If you were to give a brief spiel about the secrets of selling, what would be your biggest takeaways? There are a lot of secrets, even though nothing is really a secret. I think that a lot of issues that sales people have to deal with are discipline and follow through. Sales people are a very strange breed, they are licensed or not licensed, and they just assume that their product should sell and there shouldn’t be that much work involved. Sales people need to practice and train the same way the best athletes do; there is spring training for baseball,

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there is training camp for football, and these athletes get paid millions and millions of dollars to practice, practice, practice for short games, and yet people who sell never practice. It doesn’t make any sense to me. One of the big things that sales people need to do is create discipline and start habits that will make them highly successful in their profession. My book, Sell It Like Serhant: How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine, goes into how to do that and how to create work ethic even if you don’t think you have work ethic. A big part of it is starting with the relationship and not focusing on the sale. The people who are focused on the sales are like the saying “a watched pot never boils.” You can’t put water in a pot and then stare at it, that’s not how you do it. You have a conversation, you talk to people, get to know them and the product will become part of the conversation; people don’t like to be sold, they like to shop with friends and that’s what will happen. Aside from this, what are some of your other current projects? We just wrapped Sell It Like Serhant and the seventh season of Million Dollar Listing: New York is now premiering. I am doing a lot of personal investing in real estate and renovating projects of my own, which is fun, and I’m just growing the team. The Real Deal, which is the be all and end all for real estate in New York, just named my team number one.

What was the craziest moment you have had on Million Dollar Listing? Throughout the entirety of the Million Dollar Listing series - the craziest moment was shutting down Times Square and proposing to my wife and. Also having a camera crew follow us to Corfu to cover our wedding was crazy.

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And this season there is a lot of deal craziness with a project in China, and everywhere else. There are crazy sellers, crazy buyers- it’s just so nuts, but it’s my life. When I watch it on TV, it’s just so amped up because it’s cut together so quickly, but then I’m like “wait a minute, that was my day, that’s what my life is like everyday.” How do you find balance? I don’t, I mix everything together. It would be too hard to try to live your life in a sequence of hours, where you go to work from these hours and you live your life in these hours; that seems unhealthy to me. I try to do everything all the time. I am always at work and I am always living my life and I talk to my wife ten times a day and I see her at night; I keep her posted with where and what I’m doing. She comes to client dinners with me, she’ll come to open houses with me even though she has her own job; that way it doesn’t feel like I get home and I’ve ignored her all day and now I have to pay attention to her, we’ve been talking all day. And by the time I get home, we’ve known exactly what’s been going on all day and now I just get to see her face. What has been your strangest fan experience? I had a guy stop in the middle of Broadway and Houston in his car and screamed, “You’re that guy!” And he got out and caused a car accident. That was the weirdest, most awkward, most uncomfortable experience of my life because then I couldn’t really go anywhere, what was I going to do, run? I had to take a photo with him as thousands of cars were piling up behind him; it was a disaster. How were you first discovered for Million Dollar Listing? I went to an open casting call at the Hudson Hotel with 3,000 real estate agents. Did you apply your techniques from your book to get the part? I hadn’t written the book yet, that was 2010. No, I

was just myself. When I first came to the city in 2006, I wanted to be an actor and had starred on an internet reality show called In Turn to become the next star of As the World Turns. It was on CBS.com, so I had been in a reality setting before, I knew what producers were looking for and I knew that I couldn’t bite my tongue because its reality TV, you have to say what’s on your mind, go hard and be real. When you studied acting, did you ever think you would become a reality TV star? No, nor did I ever think that I would be a real estate broker… in New York City of all places. What was the biggest deal you have ever closed? I sold an entire building, but the biggest deal I’ve done in the last year has been a three bedroom on Park Avenue that sold for $36 million. What would your dream property be to have as a listing? Something extremely expensive that sets a record and sells in one day, whatever that is, it’s my dream property. What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve ever encountered? Humans- people and greed; honestly the biggest challenge I’ve encountered every day is greed. That’s it. It’s people wanting more with no backing for it and a lot of my job is how to assure someone with a decision that I know is right for them and that I know if they don’t do it, it’s going to hurt them and that there’s going to be an “I told you so moment” in six months. But how do you get around that with somebody that is greedy? It’s really hard; it’s the toughest challenge you have in New York. Everyone is always looking for something bigger and better. Which is okay, I’m okay with that, I’m just not ok with it when it hurts you. I’m greedy for success, I’m greedy in the sense of the word, I want more and to do better for myself, I want a great family.

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I want more, more, more, more, but at the same time I wouldn’t sacrifice anything for greed, if that makes sense; and a lot of New Yorkers will. Which high profile client have you worked with that surprised you the most? Everyone that I have worked with for the most part is super nice, to be honest. We recently worked with Jason Biggs from American Pie and his wife Jenny Mollen, they surprised me with how funny they actually are in real life, sometimes you see comedians and actors who are one way on TV or in movies and then a different way in real life; they are truly hilarious people. What’s your favorite neighborhood in New York? Right now, I would say Manhattan. I would say SOHO because I work there and I live there, but we are soon going to be moving to Brooklyn and there are a lot of places in Brooklyn that I like as well. And you’re about to start your own brokerage in Brooklyn too? No, I have a very large team, and so I bought a brokerage last year and absorbed them into my team and now they run my Brooklyn office. Where do you think there is hidden value in the city? I would say Greenpoint, Downtown Brooklyn, and Red Hook. What do love most about living in New York City since you first arrived? The people and how intellectually curious everybody is. You can meet 100 people a day in New York City and not a single one of them will do the same thing as the one before- I think that is really unique.

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There are a lot of cities in this country that are specialized or people have one type of job, whether it’s finance or tech, or steel, etc. New York City is filled with people who are amazing and just trying to work their butts off from all over the world and I think that’s pretty incredible. What are some of your favorite places around the city? There is this really new Greek bakery in Tribeca that is run by the team who own the restaurant, The Greek, which is just south of Canal Street on Greenwich. My wife is Greek, so we spend a lot of time at both of those places. There is also a restaurant on Spring Street and Renwick called Giorgione, which is a great place that not a whole lot of people know about, but we love going there. We don’t really drink, so we don’t go to a lot of bars. A big thing for us is fitness and we go to the DogPound Gym on Renwick and Canal. What are some of your summer plans? Once we finish filming, just to work, spend time with my wife and we’ll go to Greece eventually as well. Are there any spoiler alerts? I don’t know, there are so much in this season, honestly, things get crazy, crazier than they have ever gotten in the last seven seasons. It’s a very intense season and a lot happens. How is Sell It Like Serhant Different from Million Dollar Listing? It’s a completely opposite show from Million Dollar Listing, it wasn’t real estate at all. It was me going and helping people save their jobs, sales people who were about to get fired and going in and teaching them to sell whatever it is they sell. The

episodes ran the gamut. I helped a girl who sold hot tubs, a guy who sold kitchen cabinets, somebody who sold dresses in New Jersey, and a woman who sold body lotion in Long Island. What was your favorite? I would say the hot tubs were fun, because that was so different for me, I was a fish out of water. It was tricky; like everything else, there is a lot of products that people can use but a hot tub is a luxury product that no one needs, no one is going to die tomorrow if they don’t have a hot tub; it’s purely a luxury product. In my world, someone might not need that 36 million dollar apartment, but they need a place to live, everyone needs a home, they all want a place to live. In New York City, everyone wants a nice home and they’re expensive. So selling something that is purely a luxury item and how to show that, and excite people about it to get them to buy one is another story. That episode was probably the one that I will remember the most. What is the biggest life lesson you’ve learned from all of your experiences, from the time you began this journey? There’s a quote by a famous jazz musician, who was on his death bed and was asked through thick and through thin, the ups and downs of your career, and through love and lost, a hit record and then a bad record- how did you stick through it all, keep motivated, have a good attitude and a smile on your face, how did you do it all? And he said ‘If you take care of the music, the music will take care of you.’ That is something that I have really learned, that if you take care of the work, and you do the work, the work will take care of you.


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ince we were young, we have been told that ‘you are what you eat’ where wellness comes from within. This is something that Dr. Amir Marashi has been a firm believer in- that our health is a direct result of what we put inside. Dr. Marashi aka the Vagina Whisperer is a pioneer in his field and has helped countless women overcome their gynecological issues to have a new outlook post child birth and an amped sex life. As a plant based chef and lifestyle arbiter, Matthew Kenney has revolutionized the

concept of wellness and healing through a plant based diet. Whether it was the universe at play, or just a coincidence, it was a natural progression for these two great minds to come together and create a game changing food product that marries science and wellness- the Ntidote bar. For the wellness issue, Resident Magazine speaks to these experts about their groundbreaking new launch and current projects.

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ream of having the perfect vagina? Dreams become reality with Dr. Amir Marashi, the “vagina whisperer”aka “Vagialangello”. A world-renowned OB-GYN, Dr. Marashi has performed thousands of surgeries across multiple countries. There seems to be nothing he cannot fix: size, shape, color, tightness, moisture. He has even recreated hymen to prove a bride’s virginity and performed clitoral reconstructions for victims of mutilation. His nickname of the “vagina whisperer” was first coined while assisting earthquake victims in Haiti. Although medical supplies were limited, Dr. Marashi was able to diagnose several patients simply by a physical exam. Later while in the operating room, one of surrounding nurses made the comment about Dr. Marashi’s abilities by using the term vagina whisperer, and the nickname stuck. After finishing Medical school in Tehran, Iran and doing research in Stanford, California, Dr Marashi did a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Methodist Hospital. Since then he has won numerous awards in his field, including the Healers Hall of Fame Award and Humanitarian Award from the New York Methodist Hospital. He is also the founder of the International Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation. Dr Marashi is double Board certified by both American College of ObGyn and Surgery. Dr. Marashi says that he is motivated by the improvement he brings to a woman’s life, health, and happiness. While half of his procedures are

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for functional purposes, the other half are cosmetic. Marashi specializes in several areas including laser rejuvenation, labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, vaginal reconstruction, clitoral hood reduction, and even G-spot amplification. Whatever the procedure, Dr. Marashi helps every one of his patients become more confident in themselves and their downstairs! One of the most popular procedures is the noninvasive and painless FemiLift Laser Vaginal Tightening treatment which rejuvenates vaginal lining, increasing thickness of vaginal walls. Another procedure is surgical vaginal rejuvenation which is a reconstructive vaginoplasty that restores the muscle tone and the esthetics of the vagina, by removing excess tissues and tightening the supportive structures, in effort either to reduce or to reverse the effects of aging and childbearing. Dr Marashi also has his methods to improve orgasms, by injections, laser, and the Orgasm Cream he created and formulated himself. He regularly hosts national and international physicians who follow him to learn his techniques. Dr Marashi recently taught a fellowship in cosmetic gynecology in Dubai, and he is the first doctor in the US who hosts an official Cosmetic Gynecology rotation for ObGyn residents. The other half of his practice is dedicated to pelvic pain and Endometriosis. He has helped countless patients overcome the painful symptoms that come with endometriosis or uterine fibroids by early diagnosis and the right treatment.

Celebrities have been the original trail blazers for giving support to, and even receiving, these procedures. As the surrounding discussion becomes less taboo, the popularity of the procedures increases in return. Women are becoming more confident in the choices they make regarding their bodies. Dr. Marashi does warn patients, especially younger ones that may have been swayed by the influence of socialites and TV stars, that cosmetic procedures are no necessity. Patients are encouraged to make the decision for themselves, not because of outside pressures. Online reviews continue to praise the doctor and his staff. Countless reviews exclaim the exceptional bedside manners of Marashi and the comfortable atmosphere of his office. One review writes, “Dr. Marashi is one of the best medical professionals that I have ever come across. He is very professional and thorough. He makes sure that you are comfortable and don’t have any worries prior to leaving his office and makes himself accessible to his patients.” Dr. Marashi says that being thanked by his patients is all the inspiration he needs to continue his path of extraordinary work. He is passionate about increasing women’s’ quality of health and plans to continue to do so for years to come.

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orld leading plant-based Chef Matthew Kenney is shaping the vegan and nutrition world, one plate at a time. Chef Kenney is all about creating food that tastes good, but above all, creating food that makes people feel good. He is a firm believer that chefs are the doctors of the future, marrying wellness and the culinary art. Owner of 15 restaurants and counting spread across five continents; Chef Kenney is serving up 100 percent vegan food at his establishments. Many people believe that a plant-based diet means giving something up or missing something, but really the transition from a meat diet to a plant diet is just changing the center of the plate to something plantbased. Chef Kenney’s cuisine and the success of his restaurants have proven that vegan food is just as, if not more delicious and appealing as nonplant-based meals. You can still enjoy dining and go out without eating meat and dairy; being vegan does not mean you have to give up on guilty pleasures such as pizza and or ice cream. Part of the fear people have of a plant-based diet is the unknown; plant-based diet and veganism are still very much new, and vegan cuisine is still growing and developing. Plant-based cuisine is the future of the culinary world. Chef Kenney’s journey to a vegan lifestyle was “the most fun he ever had eating in his life.” By giving

up meat and dairy, people will gain a physical sense of wellbeing. Becoming vegan does not happen overnight, Chef Kenney’s transition was “slow and gradual at first and then all at once.” After his switch to a plant-based diet, Chef Kenney felt better both internally and externally, “once you rid your body of processed ingredients, meat, and dairy, you will digest, sleep and recover better and just feel better about yourself in general.”

Chef Kenney is currently teaming up with Dr. Marashi to create a line of Nutrition Bars called Ntidote that are medically good for you. They realized that what is currently out there has too much sugar, tastes bad, or is not medically or scientifically good for you. The two men met in Miami at a talk Chef Kenney was giving about wellness and the part in which food played. Intrigued, Dr. Marashi approached Chef Kenney afterward, and after talking they shared a mutual understanding of the importance of internal health and what we put in our bodies. The two men have great chemistry and hit it off quickly; their ideas and energy bounce off one another. Their vision for the nutrition bars is to provide something that will help people who need a quick meal replacement, snack or some sort of access to nutrition that still tastes good. There should not have to be a separation between nutrition, wellness,

and the medical field, but rather an ongoing harmonious dialogue. Chefs have the power to create food that makes people feel good, while doctors can help people stay well. While Dr. Marashi provided the list of ingredients for the bar, Chef Kenney put his spin on it to make it tasty and palatable. After researching the market and ingredients, Dr. Marashi wanted to create 4 different versions of nutrition bars with different goals. One is a weight loss bar to meet the challenge of losing weight in 30 days. Every morning this would replace breakfast along with a plant based beverage- which will improve weight management along with your internal ph. The second is the Relax bar, which will include CBD oil which is meant for people who have a lot of anxiety, back pain, or simply intended to relax. A lot of Dr. Marashi’s endometriosis patients have been using CBD oil and he saw how much it is helping them. This will be a game changer for people who are living with chronic pain. The third one is the aphrodisiac bar which will contain ingredients that are good for men and women to increase their stamina. The fourth bar will be the awake/ alert bar which will have matcha and other natural plant based stimulant ingredients for people who don’t want to drink caffeine.


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NERAI Greek at its Best By CONSTANCE KENNEDY Photo By Samira Bouaou


uests entering Nerai in Midtown East are transported to feel like they’re worlds away on a gorgeous Greek island without the need for a passport. The contemporary Greek restaurant offers a unique twist on traditional Greek cuisine in a bright and airy setting with a lively bar. Situated on East 54th Street between Park and Madison, the restaurant’s elegantly appointed dining room is blanketed in white. The minimalistic design is indicative of the beaches in Greece, where not much else is needed to capture its beauty except a few beams of sunshine dancing off the blue ocean. You can feel that connection here as well in the main dining room, along with Wine Library and The Bar Room. Cava Nerai is the stone wine cellar in the lower level of Nerai, where guests can host intimate private events. You choose your occasion, then choose

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your wines with Wine Director Michael Coll, then curate a well-crafted and paired menu from Executive Chef Moshe Grundman. Start your meal with traditional pikilia dips and a Horiatiki salad. Then choose from a fine selection of fresh fish dishes like Kakavia, a poached Mediterranean stone bass that’s lighter than air, simmered in a black pepper and lemon consommé and fresh vegetables. If you are feeling more

carnivorous, try the Paidakia sti Skara - perfectly cooked lamb chop. You also can’t go wrong with the short rib orzo pasta with feta and tomatoes – a hearty and aromatic dish. Finally, end with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt or white chocolate mousse and Greek coffee. We can’t forget the theater goers, who will be delighted to hear that Nerai has an affordable 3-course weekend pre and post theater menu for

$49. The new menu is offered every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-6pm and from 9pm-10:30pm. Grundman has designed each course carefully with the Mediterranean in mind. Nothing overly heavy here, just the right portions so you’ll leave feeling satisfied, rather than stuffed. Owner Spiro Menegatos knows the importance of such a spot in Midtown. “My father is in the food industry and Constantine’s family is also in

the restaurant business, so it’s already in our background,” Spiro explains. “We felt there was a gap in the Greek dining space that we could fill. Something between going to Grandma’s and a fine dining experience.”

listening to Michael Coll talk about wines and you will feel satiated by the inventive foods created by Chef Grundman. There’s no better way to experience the feeling of Greece without actually being there.

To that end, another noteworthy takeaway from Nerai has got to be the service. The warmest staff in Manhattan sets Nerai apart from all of the other Greek restaurants in the city. You’ll feel inspired

55 E 54th Street New York, NY 10022 212.759.5554 nerainyc.com

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DINING OUT: NYC By Tash Bazika & Hillary latos

BEN AND JACK’S STEAKHOUSE New York is known for its diverse international culinary scene that can be found in different neighbourhood pockets around the five boroughs. Here are some of our favorite picks around the city from innovative Japanese to an old world steakhouse and seasonal Mediterranean fare. New York is full of steakhouses, which has become a normal experience for many locals and visitors looking for a satisfying meal with friends and family. For locals who have been around, Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse was the quintessential New York City steakhouse experience in 2005 and the years that followed until it closed down for 5 years for renovations. There is good news, Ben and Jack are back at their original location on 44th Street, the heart of Ben and Jack’s establishment.

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The upscale-casual establishment occupies 4,800 square feet at the EVEN Hotel boasting a modern design and stylish décor. Guests will be welcomed with warm oak wood furnishings and a strict business casual dress code.

If you prefer privacy when dining, the private dining room accentuates high ceilings and gorgeous chandeliers perfect for a small gathering that can accommodate 30 seated guests or 50 guest’s reception-style.

Indulge in a menu inspired from bold flavors, market-fresh ingredients and USDA prime dryaged beef. The dishes encompass top cuts paired with classic steakhouse sides and seafood options for a surf and turf that exceeds expectations. If you’re looking for small bites to accompany your cocktail, the bar menu boasts baked clams, tuna tartare, mini sliders and more delicious options. As for the wine list, it is vast and includes varietals from all over the world. Don’t forget their classic cocktails, like an espresso martini, cosmopolitan and aperol spritz for night cap or perfect start for an evening with laughter and good times.

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SEN SEKANA Midtown is now home to Sen Sekana a fusion restaurant that takes the norm and blends it up with a mix of Japanese and Peruvian flavors to create a new style of food: Nikkei cuisine. This intense intercultural exchange introduces flavors born from the union of two age-old civilizations to diners in Manhattan. The name Sen

Sekana means ‘one thousand fish’ in Japanese, which refers to the 1,000 different species that are said to swim in the waters of Peru. The sleek and sophisticated establishment offers guests the optimum atmosphere for tasting this exciting fusion. Diners will taste recipes that explore the culinary romance of Japan and Peru including the Nikkei experience, a collection of Sen Sekana signature dishes for $125 per person. If you were looking to explore the vast menu yourself, there are many sections with delicious dishes to choose from. The grilled whole market fish is accompanied by grated lime daikon, ponzu and Peruvian Japanese ginger sauce while the washu skirt steak with tacu tacu has canary bean rice, daikon criolla and organic egg. It wouldn’t be a Japanese fusion without nigiri and sashimi including classics like unagi, shima aji, ebi and salmon. Diners can also choose a variety of classic maki rolls like California spicy tuna and scallop rolls. Don’t forget the drinks. Diners can accompany any dish with a glass of red or white from all over the world including France and Portugal, a crafty cocktail or two and for elegant nights out, a bottle of champagne is the perfect addition to any dinner event. 28 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 212.221.9560 sensakana.com

TONCHIN If you’re looking for some of the best and authentic Japanese ramen in the city, head to Tonchin- the first stateside outpost that is located in the heart of the garment district. This acclaimed ramen shop has over 16 locations around the world including Japan, Taiwan and Shanghai. The sleek and bold contemporary décor marries casual elegance with world class cuisine and sets the stage for their innovative gastronomic offerings. This 60 seat eatery specializes in dekitate fare, which means that everything is prepared fresh with attention paid to the smallest of details. What put Tonchin on the map is their mouth watering Tokyo Tonkatsu ramen with Berkshire pork and simmered broth. For seafood lovers try the smoked dashi ramen with clams and vegetarians can opt for the spicy tan tan menu. To taste the authentic flavors of Japanese cuisine try the nambutekkiyaki that uses the same cooking techniques from the 17th century that uses an iron griddle that sears food to perfection and seals in

flavors. Other highlights from the Izakaya menu include the pan fried pork gyoza, spicy tuna bowls, shishito peppers with bold flavors like shrimp miso and parmesan cheese, spicy miso black cod stuffed buns, and the spicy teriyaki chicken wings sprinkled with pepper. Tonchin’s creative cocktail menu pairs perfectly with their innovative culinary offerings. A perfect blend of East meets West, try a unique concoction such as the Umami Mary made with shitake and basil vodka with Clamato juice, Wasabi Vodka Tonic, Yuzu Gin Fizz, or the dessert inspired Smoked Matcha made with vodka and matcha ice cream. 13 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018 646.692.9912 tonchinnewyork.com

TRATORIA ITALIENNE This Mediterranean dining experience is a taste of both Northern Italy and the South of France helmed by Chef Jared Sipple. Trattoria Italienne invites diners to sit in a modern take on a traditional look of sleek woods and belle epoque décor to create a contemporary yet romantic atmosphere. Diners will sample cuisine highlights including the best products of the season along with hard to find regional wines to pair alongside an old world dining experience. Choose from 24 and 36 month dok dall’ava prosciutto with housemade grissini with European butter and fresh horseradish. The per la tavola, or to be shared and for the table section of the menu offers Fazio farm Burrata with green garlic ragu, Sicilian tomato and grilled bread, frico di patate con speck, and polpettini with pork meatballs, soft polenta and Calabrian chili agrodolce. It wouldn’t be an Italian restaurant without pasta, and there are lots to choose from including gnochetti with morel mushroom, martelli spaghetti and bigoli della casa with salt meadow lamb, fava beans and fennel pollen. If you’re stuck on choosing, opt in for the seasonal ‘Voyage d’Italienne’ for $70 per person which changes nightly highlighting some of the best dishes on the menu and chosen by the chef. To truly enjoy this gastronomic journey opt for the wine pairing for an additional $35. 19 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010 212.600.5139 italiennenyc.com BEN AND JACK’S STEAKHOUSE


potato confit, onions and a choice of cheese or chorizo. For additional entertainment, the Upper East Side location hosts live Brazilian Jazz every Monday night at 7:00pm, giving patrons a chance to unwind at the beginning of the week with Brazilian themed entertainment. Happy Hour specials are available all-day Monday, as well as Tuesday through Friday from 12:00pm to 7:00pm and Sundays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Tuesday is Ladies Night at La Pulperia UES (also at the HK location), with the first drink free for all ladies between 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

LA PULPERIA Yolo Brunch at Rustic Latin Cuisine Restaurant By peter elston


ustic Latin cuisine restaurant La Pulperia Upper East Side, co-owned by Victor Medina and Head Chef Carlos Barroz, introduces You Only Live Once (YOLO) mimosas during Saturday and Sunday brunch, between 12:00pm-4:00pm. Diners are encouraged to share their best brunch pictures via the Instagram hashtag #yolobrunch. The popular restaurant and Cockteleria also offers Unlimited Brunch Cocktails for $25/ person (does not include YOLO mimosas, which are $25 per glass), featuring an ample selection of

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classic and innovative cocktails, accompanying their delicious rustic Latin brunch. With a Latin twist to a classic weekend brunch, delectable menu items include Lobster & Baked Eggs seasoned with fresh herbs, crema de blue cheese, fresh cream and truffle scented toasted bread; La Pulperia Omelet with caramelized onion, roasted red peppers, tomato confit, Chihuahua cheese, a side of home fries and a house salad; and Tortilla Espanola, a Spanish style omelet with

La Pulperia’s signature menu items include: Las Tablas, which allow patrons to choose from a variety of grilled proteins such as their famous Pulpo (grilled octopus), and are accompanied by five seasonal “cazuelitas”, a tasting of traditional side dishes such as Eggplant Chambota, Russian Potato Salad and Celery Root Gratin; Pacu Fish Ribs, a rarity in New York, are made with a grilled Brazilian Pacu – a wild and sustainable fresh water fish - and served with an orange chipotle BBQ sauce and coconut rice; Moqueca Mixta which includes a mix of fresh squid, shrimp, mussels, white fish, scallops, soy beans, Spanish chorizo, bacalao and green coconut rice in dende oil; and El Salmon Brulee, a delicious platter of Verlasso salmon tartar, fromage brulee, strawberry and ginger leche de tigre, and micro bull blood greens. In addition to dining in the restaurant, The Upper East Side location also offers local delivery. Must-try drinks at the Upper East Side location include: La Pulpleria UES (Raizul tequila, fresh pineapple, fresh cilantro, lime juice, Volcanic Lava Salt rim), Upper East Side Lady (Strawberry infused gin, Elder Flower liquor, lavender nectar, and gold flakes), and The Smoky Room (House mescal and Milagro, passion fruit puree, fresh pomegranate juice, agave nectar). Each of the three La Pulperia’s hosts their own set of unique events and dining specials, with available private party menus and online delivery additionally being available within the Upper East Side. 1626 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10028 212.933.0757 pulperianyc.com


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DEMARCHELIER Authentic French Cuisine with a Modern Art Ambience By ANN GRENIER


ot only is French born Eric Demarchelier a well-known painter, but he is also the owner of one of the most iconic Upper East Side restaurants, authentic French Bistro Demarchelier’s, celebrating its 25 year anniversary this 2017. Talent runs in the Demarchelier family. Brother Patrick Demarchelier is a world renown fashion photographer while Eric Demarchelier has received acclaim as a painter. Eric’s artistic style encompasses figurative, geometric abstraction and abstract expressionism, as well as landscape and portrait painting. Born and raised in Normandy, French restaurant owner Eric Demarchelier has lived in New York since 1977, the same year he opened the very first location of his eponymous restaurant. After closing

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the original location on Lexington Avenue, Demarchelier re-opened the restaurant in 1992 on 86th street and his regular customers followed. The restaurant boasts a colorful and cozy environment, with artwork by Eric Demarchelier himself on the walls. He began painting in the 1990s and has been rotating the art exhibited in the restaurant every year since then. Apart from the rotating artwork, Demarchelier has remained consistent throughout the years, both in terms of ambiance and menu, though part of the responsibility of running the restaurant has been pledged to his daughter Emily Demarchelier. More bourgeois than bohemian, Demarchelier’s cheerfully noisy, cozy quarters are home to a menu

of mainly familiar hits from French bistro fare, like standout French onion soup and briny moules mariniere au vin blanc, in a cream-enriched broth. Main courses also hew to the classics; duck confit is served over a hearty mix of tomato- and tarragonscented flageolets. For pure French luxe, sample the Sole Meuniere. Flour-dredged and pan-fried in butter, this tender fillet is accompanied by a grilled lemon half and fat wedges of boiled potato, tossed in plenty of butter and chives.

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THEElevated STATION HOUSE Comfort Fare at Port Chester By TASH BAZIKA


he Station House has been a Port Chester landmark since 1890, and today this historical building continues to draw in crowds with coal-fired pizza, inspired cocktails, craft beers and all the American classics everyone loves. Step back in time with antique brass fixtures, tiered chandeliers, meticulous millwork and exposed brick, all which have been polished to be presentable while still keeping with the historical integrity of the old railroad station. The light beige tones, rich red banquette and vintage taupe drapes frame the dining space to create a calm atmosphere that can go from silent to buzzing in a New York minute when crowds spill in for a taste of The Station House’s best coal fired pizzas and more. Try everything from clam and bacon, margh-

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erita, Cajun shrimp, classic pepperoni, chicken pesto, four cheese and more coal fired pizzas. The coal fired wings are also a must try and come in 2 flavors, thyme and lemon and roasted buffalo. Now for the snacks and starters, a specialty of the house includes the roasted blue point oysters with verjus beurre blanc that melts in your mouth. Or try the charcuterie board consisting of prosciutto, capicola, soppresata, speck, roasted almonds and crostini, that’s perfect for sharing with friends and family. You cannot go wrong with the crab and artichoke dip or mama’s meatballs either. For salads, they have classics with a twist such as kale Caesar, arugula, summer asparagus and sugar snaps as well as the signature station salad, which includes baby spinach, beets, gorgonzola, walnuts, granny smith apples and house vinaigrette. Don’t forget to try a baked

pasta or entrée like a classic mac and cheese or baked rigatoni and half chicken with baby potatoes, rainbow carrots and wilted kale for a homey dish. The Station House is also known for its house drinks including the pineapple express, New Haven Bound and PC to Manhattan, which add a play on words to create a witty drinks menu. If you were looking for something refined, there is always wine by the glass or bottle from world renowned regions as well as draft beers, ciders and spirits for a more relaxed evening.

3 Broad St, Port Chester, NY 10573 914.939.4500 stationhousepc.com


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VOLVÉR Haute French in Philadelphia By shannone roulo


f you are planning to eat at Food Network’s Iron Chef of America Jose Garces’ restaurant Volvér, make sure it’s on a cheat day. Chef Garces is creating a culinary experience that will make your taste buds yearn for another bite. Located in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Volvér is the perfect restaurant for a pre-show meal or post-show refreshments and snacks. Only opened five days a week, from Tuesday through Saturday, Volvér offers a variety of unique menus designated for specific days and times of the year. Volvér offers a menu of flavors and cuisines from all over the world which changes with the seasons. The casual yet elegant restaurant has an open kitchen, allowing guests to get a sneak peek of the chefs creating the exquisite food. There is a bar area that has a more relaxed atmosphere, as well as the main dining room which is suitable for a more intimate dining experience. The restaurant has a fully stocked bar with seasonal cocktails and over 30 wines by the glass and more than 50 different vintages. Patrons of the arts can enjoy a three-course meal from a select pre-theater menu designed to conclude in time for the show. Dining with young children before going to see a show? Volvér also has a children’s pre-theater menu as well. Theatergoers are also welcome to come and enjoy post-theater cocktails, as well as small plates and snacks from the dinner menu. Chef Garces also offers an à la carte dinner menu that includes small plates and snacks, such as lamb sliders with red onion marmalade, harissa aioli, and sheep’s milk feta or shrimp toast, made with sesame, scallion and Karashi mayo. Volvér is best known for its 12-course tasting menu, which is only offered three days a week: Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the main dining room. Only $125 a person, guests can choose to add an optional wine pairing to their 12-course meal for an additional $100. Patrons are advised to set aside at least two hours for this fine dining experience. The 12-course tasting menu, including four dessert courses, is a culinary journey that everyone in your party will enjoy. The dining room can accommodate 34 guests, making it imperative to book a table in advance. Walk-ins are not very common in the central dining area; however, one can easily walk-in at Bar Volvér. Whether you enjoy a refreshing beverage, tapas or a 12-course meal, Volvér is cooking up divine seasonal flavors too good to pass up.

300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 215.670.2302 volverrestaurant.com

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WALNUT STREET CAFÉ A Worthy Addition to the Philly Food Scene By shannone roulo


ocated only minutes away from Philadelphia’s University City, the historic Rittenhouse Square and the 30th Street Station, the Walnut Street Café is a versatile eatery perfect for residents and guests of the FMC Tower, commuters, businessmen and women, as well as college students. The variety of options at the restaurant allows guests to choose the type of dining experience they will have. Whether you are in jeans and a T-shirt or dressed up in a suit and tie, all are welcomed at the Walnut Street Café. Late for a meeting or just need a quick bite to eat? Stop by the pastry counter, and grab a coffee with a spelt and raspberry jam scone. Have some time to spare, or want to work on that ten-page term paper? Sit by the windows or in the dining room, watch the passersby, read a newspaper or your Kindle at the café and enjoy a sit-down breakfast. The open-kitchen layout allows for an easygoing and casual atmosphere perfect for the morning. Guests of the versatile eatery can also stop by on the weekend for a decadent brunch. Every Sunday, the café has live jazz

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music for brunch-goers to listen to as they sip on mimosas. Guests can enjoy the American-style menu, designed by the renowned Chef Daniel Eddy, inside or outside on the patio. Lunch includes not only a raw bar but also a 30-minute dining option for those who are pressed for time. Guests and residents of FMC, the first vertical neighborhood, who don’t want to leave their homes with their exquisite high-rise view of the city, can opt for an in-room dining option. Whether you are eating in or picking up, the menu was created to cater to each guest’s particular tastes and likings. The Walnut Street Café morphs from a pastry counter by day to a fully stocked bar by night with a wine menu hand-picked by wine connoisseur Patrick Cappiello. Professors from the nearby universities, young professionals, locals and travelers alike can sip on refreshing beverages from the happy hour menu, including some delicious classic bar appetizer snacks, such as a Pretzel with Beer Cheese, or Korean BBQ

Wings. The Walnut Street Café provides guests who prefer a quieter or more intimate setting seating upstairs in the mezzanine, which overlooks the café. The open space of the eatery makes it an excellent venue for private dining and/or business meetings, parties, as well as banquets. Patrick Cappiello, Daniel Eddy and Branden McRill, the owners of the Philly eatery, are all about pleasing their guests and allowing them to choose the type of dining experience they want to have at the café. A guest can come in the morning for a quick coffee and then come back in the evening with some friends for happy hour and a sit-down dinner. The diversity of the menu and its outstanding location make the Walnut Street Café the perfect place to enjoy your next meal, whatever time of day or night.

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75 MAIN RESTAURANT Leading the Southampton’s Dining and Social Scene By W.A. MULLER


5 Main continues its reign as one of the highly coveted restaurant locations in Southampton’s social circuit. Diners flock to the Main Street hotspot year-round as tables fill with a devoted. Restaurateur Zach Erdem’s 75 Main has been the go-to spot for celebs including Former Vice President Joe Biden, LA Reid, Alex Rodriguez, Barbara Walters and many more. 75 Main’s renewed interior has a euro-chic allwhite design that showcases gallery-style artwork by Raphael Mazzucco. All new walnut colored furnishing brightens the front of house dining room, but for more intimate affairs, white linens create a more sophisticated dining experience in the back of house. Large doors open the front of house to the streets of Southampton where guests can dine al-fresco under the new bright yellow awning. Fresh flowers and green trees surround the outdoor patio tables adding to the restaurant’s longstanding charm. Those who reserve a seat at 75 Main will appreciate the diverse menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Mediterranean, Italian, and Asian influences.

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This summer 75 Main introduces sushi to the menu created by Master Chef Joseph Kim. Debuting his culinary creations in the Hamptons for the first time at 75 Main, Pastry Chef Gursel Aydin, will cook up everything from restaurant favorites to masterfully creative pastry delights. Frequent diners will enjoy the indulgent flavors of chocolate and melting vanilla ice cream over the Red Velvet Lava Cake. Classic cocktail beverages complement every meal such as the 75 Main Cosmopolitan made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, triple sec, lime, and cranberry juice. The Arnold Palmer blends Absolut Citron with fresh brewed iced tea which is refreshing on hot summer days. Opt for a classic breakfast such as Egg Any Style, Omelets to your liking, or Eggs Benedict atop toasted English muffin with Canadian bacon finished with Hollandaise sauce. Early diners may also choose specialty brunch options such as a Belgium Waffle topped with warm berry compote and whipped cream. Diners will enjoy classic dishes including the Prime Black Truffle Burger which is dressed in Italian

black truffle romano cheese, roasted garlic aioli over black truffle, and consistently regarded as flavorfully filling. The Marinated Skirt Steak with a side of mashed potatoes, French beans and served with chimichurri sauce will melt in your mouth as it is cooked to tender perfection. Favored menu options also include Traditional Maine Lobster Roll in a toasted pull-apart bun, Jumbo Shrimp Martini with horseradish Remoulade sauce, and Grilled Filet Mignon with brandy green pepper corn sauce, mashed potato and grilled asparagus. The 75 Main lunch menu has more to savor from the Chicken Fettuccini featuring grilled chicken, Kalamata olives, sundried tomato sautéed with garlic and olive oil to a Butter Poached Lobster complemented by fricassee of cremini, shitake mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and asparagus in a buttery lobster broth.

75 Main St, Southampton, NY 11968 631.283.7575 75main.com

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SECRET SUMMER The Ultimate Summer Soiree By jennifer hedley


magine being transported to a different world, yet still remain in NYC. A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream in Long Island City or a Great Gatsby-esque garden party filled with a multitude of flowers inside a 100-year-old factory overlooking the Queensboro Bridge. Secret Summer does just that. Now in its fourth year, this one-of-kind cocktail festival hosts close to 1000 attendees and features seasonal farm-to-bar cocktails, unique food vendors and musical performances at The Foundry in Long Island City on Sunday, August 12 from 2pm - 8pm. Secret Summer is the first and only farm-to-bar cocktail festival where the focus is on fresh, organic, delicious cocktails that celebrate sustainability and local farming. The annual fete, produced by Tyler Hollinger (HighLife Productions) and Andy Maturana (RAPT), allows spirit brands the opportunity to showcase their finest drinks, each in a different room. Highlights this year include a Toki Whisky Washitsu tasting room and a Japanese Yatai highball cart featuring handcut ice spears. In addition, there will be the

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Brugal 1888 rum tasting experience complemented with dessert, and a Brockmans Gin Juniper Forest where revellers can taste, smell and experience an atrium filled with foliage and juniper. Lastly there will also be a Blue Point Brewery Toasted Yacht where guests are invited to sip on Blue Point beer cocktails from a boat in the middle of The Foundry’s courtyard. Musical performances this year include headliner Moon Hooch, a Brooklyn-based band comprised of two saxophonists and a drummer, a traditional Sitar and Tabla Indian heritage music, a bespoke trumpeter and a secret marching band (oops not so secret). Food at the event includes The Choripan, Sophie’s Cuban, Empanadas and Wisefish Poke to satisfy everyone’s appetites. And, Man vs Food host Casey Webb will be on hand to judge the best cocktail at Secret Summer this year. Tyler Hollinger and Andy Maturana first produced Secret Summer four years ago after they noticed there weren’t events like this, which allowed brands to tell their story and activate in an immersive, experiential way and

they are proudest of their following, as 95 percent of past attendees are returning this year. Tickets were released to past attendees first and first-day tickets sold out within two hours, a testament to their fan base. The producers create specific experiential activations for brands, and as Tyler explains, “We believe in depth as opposed to width. Your brand is able to tell its story and touch people with all five senses while putting together an immersive experience tailored to each brand or story. Guests are able to experience and taste the products, as well as become a fan for life because of their day at Secret Summer.” In addition to Secret Summer you can catch Tyler and Andy at their winter event, Aquarius, which celebrates sustainable fish and the environment, every January.

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QT SYDNEY An Eclectic Mix of Design, Art Luxury By TASH BAZIKA


tep into a piece of Sydney history, with QT Sydney, an eclectic mix of design, art, luxury and a touch of the roaring twenties. Set in the heart of the city’s CBD the hotel occupies not one but two historical buildings, Gowings, an old department store and The State Theatre, an iconic performance theatre for comedians, bands, musicians, shows and more. Be welcomed by staff dressed to the nines in quirky, avant-garde uniforms at the only Sydney hotel to be a member of the exclusive design hotels.

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Choose from one of 200 guest rooms each individually tailored for a unique experience all on its own. Guests will feel high class with rooms slathered in golds and sleek blacks, warm lighting, the faint smell of Coco Chanel’s No5 and exuberant luxuries that keep the party alive. The decadent rooms include a comfortable king bed, TV, Uspa amenities, Nespresso machine, free standing bath and large walk-in shower, as well as designer furnishings, mini-bar with delightful surprises and work space. If you’re lucky

enough, the opulent State Suite 1022 was formerly Sir Norman Rydge’s office, which offers a new level of luxury to its guests. When you’re not admiring the gorgeous lobby or your own guest room, spaQ is the place to search for inner peace. Whether you’re looking for muscle melting, immune boosting, stress relieving or the power of touch to relax and unwind you, spaQ offers a selection of treatments including romantic couple packages, facials, massages and

by climbing up 1332 stairs to the summit, which will be guided by an expert tour guide, complete with humor and knowledge of the city. Experience the harbor during the day or as the sun fades away knowing you can walk a mere 20- minutes to the comfort of your room.

hair treatments that will have you ready to tackle the city of harbors. The men are also covered if they were looking to satisfy any manscaping needs with the timeless barber shop situated next to spaQ. Sit in antique leather chairs and be transported to a time when gentleman like virtues of chivalry and conversation as well as exemplary grooming was commonplace. The team of professional barbers offer customized barbering services from traditional wet shaves to skincare and grooming.

After a relaxing spaQ or barber shop experience adventure out into the city where on one side is Pitt Street, where you can shop till you drop at Pitt Street Mall or the other side is George Street, another well-known shopping destination. There are many attractions including museums, art galleries, Sydney Tower Eye, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, all icons of Sydney and must visits. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience BridgeClimb allows guests to experience the bridge up and close

Following a busy day walking the streets of Australia’s best city, treat yourself with an intimate dinner at Gowings Bar and Grill, a fine dining construct that presents the style of a European brasserie, with an edgy contemporary design. Start with an aperitif of elderflower fizz to refresh your palate before indulging in starters of grilled king prawns, brought in fresh from the ocean or a captivating plate of Burrata dressed in autumn flowers and rooftop herbs with a drizzle of white balsamic. After tasting a starter, lose yourself in the extensive selections for your main course, including seafood, from the grill, and wood oven options. The roast suckling pig rack with sweet sour plums and sapphire grapes is a perfect pick me up in winter and the seared yellow fin tuna with BBQ shimiji mushrooms, ginger, shallots, fried garlic and rice wine vinegar. Pair with any sides such as a potato purée, steamed sugar snaps or tomato salad, herbs and aged vinegar for a complete meal. To top off an exotic dining experience, opt in for a sweet passion fruit pavlova or a taste of home with a New York cheesecake. Don’t forget a glass of red or Gowings signature cocktails like a Hemingway daiquiri or Moscow cool for a boisterous night. qthotelsandresorts.com/sydney-cbd/

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omewhere between heaven and earth lies the mystical archaeological world of Petén. Thousands of years ago this region was considered the epicenter of power for the Mayan civilization. Today it’s home to some of the most famous UNESCO world heritage archaeological sites, like Tikal and El Mirador, that give us a glimpse into ancient Mayan life and remain protected under verdant canopies of natural rainforest jungles inhabited by indigenous wildlife.

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The best way to reach Petén is to fly to the charming colonial town of Flores, which is only 50 minutes by plane from Guatemala City. One of the best places to stay to explore and experience the natural beauty of this fascinating region is at the eco luxury boutique hotel, Las Lagunas, located just outside of Flores. Set on 300 lush acres of a nature preserve on the shore of the Quexil Lagoon, there are 19 luxuriously appointed over-lagoon bungalows that seamlessly blend nature and eco-tourism, making it a perfect spot

to recharge after a long day out touring. Guests can wake up to the chirping sounds of native birds and fall asleep to the cacophony of howler monkeys. The spacious bungalows feature a rustic chic décor with plush beds, marble showers, and private decks with Jacuzzis to enjoy the solitude of the lush jungle atmosphere with breathtaking views over the lagoon. Enjoy the best of Guatemalan cuisine at Shultun Restaurant led by Executive Chef Michael

Muller. Some of the specialties of the house are sourced from local markets with an international flair. Highlights from the menu include clams in a white wine broth, blanco fish over portabello mushrooms, an avocado tower with smoked salmon, and grilled lamb chops with a honey glaze sauce. While on the property there are many activities at your disposal. Take a boat tour through the Quexil lagoon to one of the islands that offer a refuge to rescued spider monkeys. Bask in the quiet solitude of the jungle and cool off in their crescent- shaped infinity pool overlooking the lagoon. Learn about the history of the region in the hotel’s museum that displays the owner’s personal collection of priceless archaeological artifacts from Guatemala’s three major regions: the Petén Region, Lowlands, and Highlands. Most of the pieces from Petén are Mayan and date from 450 BC to 900 AD. After a day of exploring the famous ruins of Tikal, Uaxactún, and Yaxhá take the time to relax and restore the mind, body, and soul at Las Lagunas’ new 5,400-square-foot spa. Nature and wellness become one in this Mayan oasis replete with a beauty salon, steam room, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and three treatment rooms. The signature treatments reflect the healing rituals of the Mayan culture, including their hot stone massage using jade gemstones that aid in detoxification while strengthening the body’s filtration and cleansing systems. Afterward connect with your ancestors through a Mayan ritual led by a shaman in the heart of the jungle that will open your mind and deepen your understanding of this ancient culture. Las Lagunas also offers six different tours to the region’s most famous historical UNESCO heritage sites. Spend the morning exploring the Lost World of Tikal with over 4,000 structures, including the tallest building in Mesoamerica. The ethereal and otherworldly landscape of Tikal also served as a film location for the rebel base of Yavin 4 in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Additionally, the third largest archaeological site in Guatemala, Yaxha is within a day’s drive from the hotel. This secluded ancient city offers mesmerizing sunset views from the top of its temple with diffused rays setting over the jungle and with the sounds of howler monkeys in the background, providing an experience that will stay with you forever. laslagunashotel.com




hether you are looking for a place to just unwind and escape the stresses of everyday life or enjoy some time away with family and friends, the all new Baha Mar Resort has it all. Located in Nassau, Bahamas where the translucent clear blue waters meet the white sandy beaches, and just five miles away from Nassau International Airport, the Baha Mar Resort is comprised of three hotels in one: the Grand Hyatt, the Rosewood and the SLS Hotel, each one offering something that will suit your particular needs. The modern and stylish bohemian-inspired five-star resort offers everything from gaming at its massive casino, the Caribbean’s largest, to exquisite dining and

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nightlife. Did I mention the Baha Mar also has a stunning Jack Nicklaus Signature designed 18hole, 72-par signature golf course that overlooks the ocean skyline for those who enjoy golfing? This resort really does have it all. As for my unparalleled first-class experience, it started at the Nassau International Airport where I was greeted at the private Baha Mar Welcome Center by some very friendly Baha Mar employees in charge of car service. Waiting for my arrival was a kind driver named Daphne in a luxury SUV ready to bring me to the extravagant five-star resort. When I arrived I was greeted by the friendly staff. Check-in was quick and easy

and before long I was in my stylish and luxurious Ocean View Suite at the SLS Hotel. The view of the sparkling ocean from the balcony was both relaxing and alluring to say the least. I started off my vacation by relaxing poolside at the SLS Bungalow Pool. Here I enjoyed refreshing cocktails and a delicious poolside lunch. The Baha Mar offers seven pools for guests to choose from. At the beautiful private beach guests can enjoy lounging, and for those who are seeking more active pursuits, there are water sports and aquatic activities as well. There is also the BEACH Sanctuary where guests can learn about and even

participate in a feeding experience with nurse sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and tropical fish. For adults 18 and over, enjoy chic and lively music and drinks over at the Privilege pool party at the SLS Hotel. Rent a cabana with bottle service or simply grab a drink at the bar and enjoy the pool under the sun. This trendy spot is a lot of fun. Out of all that the Baha Mar has to offer the culinary experience at the Resort is unforgettable. The Baha Mar Resort has over “40 restaurants, bars and lounges offering incredible meals made by celebrity chefs and expertly crafted signature cocktails.” My experience dining at the Resort was unforgettable. Start the day off by having breakfast or maybe just enjoy a cup of coffee at Baha Mar Café Madelene. From Nutella Crepes to specialty classic breakfast options, the Café is a must. The service is prompt and you can enjoy an outside patio space to relax,

converse and enjoy your breakfast. Did I mention they offer gelato and other desserts for those who love their sweets? My first night at the Resort I enjoyed a magnificent dinner at Fi’ilia, which services honest Italian cuisine. Enjoy their table-side freshly made Caesar salad for two, handmade artisanal breads and homemade pastas. I would also recommend Katsuya for lunch or dinner. Enjoy Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi’s take on the unique Japanese-inspired menu. Some of my favorite starters were the creamy Rock Shrimp Tempura and the exquisite Crispy Brussel Sprouts made with Balsamic Soy and Toasted Almonds. You then have a variety of vibrant, delicious signature rolls to choose from, especially if you choose the omakase tasting menu. One of my favorite rolls was the Lobster Dynamite Roll, its beauty as well as its exquisite taste, appealing to all the senses. It was one of the best sushi rolls

I had ever eaten. You will be pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food is here. Another must for dinner at the Baha Mar is Shuang Ba, serving Haute Chinese cuisine, where the décor is just as beautiful as the food is delicious. With its detailed Chinese-influenced décor and lucky number 8 incorporated into the restaurant’s decor, including seating for 88 patrons, there is a sense of luxury and calmness. The hand-carved Peking Duck was delectable alongside an order of Shrimp Fried Rice and many other signature dishes. Shuang Ba is an experience. Baha Mar will exceed your expectations in every respect. The service is great, the culinary offerings are extraordinary and the décor is luxurious. Spend time with family at the many pools and beaches or simply get away and relax at the ESPA Spa. It’s up to you as Baha Mar has it all.


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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ Haute Haunts on the Left Coast By courtney travin & kevin pollard

The Brewery Gulch Inn The Brewery Gulch Inn is your perfect northern California getaway. Tucked into the hills of the scenic Mendocino coastline, you will feel enveloped in seclusion before even leaving your car. The inn itself feels like visiting an old friend; a friend whose company you never want to leave and can’t wait to return to. The first thing you see through the entrance doors is the Great Room, a wide-open space used for dining and relaxation. It is the perfect spot to eat, drink and enjoy the company of those around you. The guest rooms are quiet and luxurious, fitting perfectly into this modern cabin paradise. Enjoy a book and wine by the fire or relax on your back patio overlooking a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Look above and around you, nothing but Redwood trees and wildlife. If

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you’d like to explore the local scene, Fort Bragg and Mendocino are just a short drive up the road. Proprietor Guy Pacurar and General Manager Steven Smith are incredibly helpful, insightful and friendly hosts. They, along with all members of the staff, greeted us with open arms and made us feel welcome. This is a truly special place and is the perfect spot for your next Northern California vacation! brewerygulchinn.com Little River Inn For more of an oceanic feel, look no further than the Little River Inn. The Inn sits on top of a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, giving you the perfect vantage point for spectacular views. The ocean envelops you here. Ev-

ery room features an oceanfront view. The Inn’s main dining room has both a sports bar and a more upscale dining area, catering to whatever mood you’re in. The sports bar lets you watch the big game with a view of the ocean. The dining room puts you in a rolling California garden with white tablecloths and a wide array of flowers and trees in the courtyard. Dining options range from a wholesome bowl of clam chowder to sirloin steak and lobster, with everything in between. This family-owned resort also offers on-site tennis courts and a golf course, so if you’re feeling extra cozy here, you’ll never have to leave the property! You won’t have to go too far to explore, with wineries, hiking and towns like Mendocino and Fort Bragg close by. littleriverinn.com

Lula Cellars Tucked into the rolling hills of the “deep end” of Anderson Valley is Lula Cellars, a boutique winery with a surprising flair for entertainment. Specializing in Pinot noir’s, the wine list is diverse, unique and award winning. This location is especially noteworthy due to the atmosphere created by the tasting room team. They take the time to greet each guest with a glass, a story and more than a few laughs, creating a friendly, laid back, and welcoming atmosphere for all guests. Enjoy your wine in the tasting room or make your way out back to enjoy the view of the vineyard itself from a row of rocking chairs. lulacellars.com Skunk Train A historical landmark in Fort Bragg, California since 1885, the Skunk Train is a must-see for anyone looking to experience the Redwood Forests. Pulled by a diesel locomotive, the Skunk Train offers riders a 365-degree view of the world-famous Redwoods, as well as an up close and personal view of the local wildlife. The train’s food and beverage cart includes snacks as well as some of the finest

wines Mendocino County has to offer. Along with daily operating hours, riders can enjoy special holiday events for Christmas, Easter and Halloween. skunktrain.com

Restaurants (Beverly Hills)

Cal Mare Cal Mare is the perfect mixture of the tastes and hospitality of Italy in Beverly Hills. This modern, well-lit eatery is located on the corner of Beverly Center, providing a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy some of the best Italian cuisine Los Angeles has to offer. With a long list of wines and a diverse menu, the chefs do a fantastic job creating dishes that feel like old- time Italy with a modern flair. The feeling is upscale dining, but not over the top, making Cal Mare a great spot for date night, family night or celebratory dinners. The staff is friendly and helpful, doing everything necessary to create the best dining experience possible. michaelmina.net/restaurants/southern-california/calmare

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Welcome to the Los Angeles version of the modern steakhouse. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, located at Beverly Center in Beverly Hills, brings on the southern charm with an unmistakable L.A. twist. With high booths, wooden tables and a wall of homemade marmalades, the space brings the comforts of the south to the west coast. The waitstaff is friendly and welcoming, quick to offer suggestions and recommendations. The bar features mostly bourbon and whiskey drinks, including their famous Bourbon Blueberry cocktail, or enjoy one of their signature craft beers. Keeping with the southern feel, the menu offers dishes like “The Duke” bourbon aged steak and chicken ’n watermelon ’n waffles prepared to your liking. But if you are looking for the real kicker, the lobster mac & cheese will do the trick. This dish stands out because each order has an entire lobster inside. Incredible. This location also has a private whiskey room, perfect for meetings, parties or special events. runchickenrun.com




ocated in the heart of South Beach with the Atlantic Ocean as its backyard, The Gates Hotel South Beach offers guests stunning views overlooking the city as well as the water, delicious food and a friendly and professional staff. Its proximity to attractions such as the Miami Design District and the Wynwood neighborhood, designer shops and some of the hottest

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restaurants and nightlife, make the hotel the ultimate vacation getaway. Whether you are there for business or pleasure, The Gates Hotel South Beach ensures that all its guests enjoy a comfortable stay in paradise. Guests are greeted at the door by attentive employees as they enter the sleek, yet modern hotel.- The crisp, clean-cut look

of the hotel is carried throughout the 235 guest rooms, including 17 suites. The Gates Hotel South Beach beautifully combines comfort, upscale luxury and affordability all into one. The rooms receive natural lighting from windows looking onto and around the hotel property and are cozy with a soothing trop-

ical touch. Guests can choose rooms with either one king-sized or two queen-sized beds. All rooms feature a 42-inch HDTV, a mini-fridge, a work desk, hairdryer, ironing board, coffee maker and a safe to store your laptop. The Gates Hotel South Beach is perfect for a weekend escape with friends, a family vacation or a business retreat; accommodating all, including your furry friends. The Gates Hotel South Beach is excellent for traveling business professionals. When you are not in and out of meetings, you can read a book, sip on a refreshing drink, munch on some tacos and wind down by the pool. Meeting clients? Take them out to one of the many fine dining facilities that South Beach has to offer, or treat them or even just yourself, to a game of golf at the Miami Beach Golf Club. The hotel also features three onsite meeting rooms, perfect for meetings, conferences, training seminars and retreats, as well as a pool deck that is

available for private parties and banquets. Its spacious layout and stunning views also make the hotel perfect for social gatherings and weddings. The hotel’s convenient location allows for guests to have a hassle-free getaway. If you don’t feel like going too far, head downstairs to the pool and enjoy a cocktail from the pool bar, or take the shuttle to the beach across the street, eat some tapas and indulge in the flavors of Mexico at the hotel bar and restaurant, Agaveros Cantina. In addition to the onsite restaurant, there is also a 24-hour fitness center. Guests can also enjoy water sports such as parasailing, snorkeling and kayaking, just to name a few. Whether you are trying to pass the time until the Miami nightlife gets into full swing or you want to take a break from lounging in the sun, South Beach has something for everyone. Rent bikes, Segways or even Ves-

pas, if you’re feeling a little wild, and tour the neighborhood. Feeling adventurous? Roam through the extravagant grounds of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, visit the Bass Museum and the Miami Botanical Gardens or head over to Española Way and enjoy the old-time Spanish Village and its art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Take a journey back through time and photograph the colorful and unique Art Deco District. Attend the Miami City Ballet or go to a concert at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, shop at the Lincoln Road Mall or on Ocean Drive. Anything you might need is only a short walk or brief taxi ride away. Planning a trip to South Beach? Don’t hesitate to book your stay at The Gates Hotel South Beach. gatessouthbeach.com

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DC CITY GUIDE Conquering The Capital By Elena Murzello


Hyatt Regency Bethesda The Nations capital has more than a handful of hotel offerings, but only one offers the hospitality of a small-town with the chicness of the city. Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Maryland is just a stones throw away from the core of DC. The Metro station is below the hotel and takes a quick 20min trip to the bustling Dupont Circle. After a 37 million dollar renovation with the help of Gensler, a global architecture/design firm, the hotel’s decor is modern with open architecture. There is a soft neutral grey palate with wooden accents throughout. The newly opened colossal 2,600 sq. ft. Starbucks and Morton’s Steakhouse are staples for hotel guests. Be sure to grab a drink and relax on the rooftop that offers a sweeping look of the city and beyond.

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Espita Mezcaleria A place that serves a flight of Mezcal and churros gets an A+ in my books. Chef Robert Aikens and his team pride themselves on an ever-changing menu with fresh tasty ingredients at this Shaw neighborhood gem. The focus is the flavors and the techniques of southern Mexico, such as the hand-picked heirloom Oaxacan corn ground daily for use in tortilla chips, tostadas, and tortillas. Colorful hand painted murals by Oaxacan artists Yescka and César Chávez Vic adorn the walls and touch on relevant political topics as immigration and peaceful protesting. Proper 21 The DC sister of the two NY restaurant/bars (Manhattan Proper and Proper West), Proper 21 gives you sports bar food in an upscale

lounge atmosphere. Two blocks away from the White House, Proper 21 is a popular spot for quick lunch meetings, happy hour and dinner gatherings. The crab cake burger with truffle fries is a must. Iron Gate This historical restaurant built in 1923 was revived in 2013 with the help of executive chef Anthony Chittum. Focusing on flavours from Greece, Sardinia, Sicily and Southern Italy complete with a wood burning stove and a tasting menu. In the summer months, enjoy the warm weather while dining on sharing plates in the romantic courtyard enclosed with wisteria and lanterns. My favourite was the local radishes. Escape the rain and dine in the main dining room that used to be stables in the 1800’s.

Le Di plomate A popular Starr (Le Coucou, Buddakan, Upland and Morimoto) restaurant on 14th street that serves classic Onion Soup Gratinée, Steak Frites, and Escargots in the ambience of a French brassiere. Red banquettes line the windows and the tables are adorned with fresh bread and perfectly whipped butter. And as the French know, everything tastes better with butter. The Ananas Givre – pineapple sorbet is a guilt-free treat post brunch.


Nocturne Brownie points for this secret spot situated underneath a donut shop. Carefully curated cocktails with fresh ingredients – enthusiasts will be impressed with the attention to detail the mixologists’ pay to their craft. Stay tuned for the newest theme, ‘Around the World’ and check out their cocktails featuring worldwide ingredients.


Newseum Opened in 2008, this timely museum is dedicated to the increase the awareness and importance of free press and the core values of the First Amendment. 15 galleries span over seven levels. Displays include one of the largest concrete sections of the original Berlin wall outside Germany and the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery with photographs from every Pulitzer Prize–winning entry dating back to 1942. National Geographic Museum Since 1888, the National Geographic Society has made its home in Washington, D.C. The Society is known for its groundbreaking research about the planet and its dedication to share with its worldwide audience. Visitors can learn about the work of the non-profit scientific and educational organization through eye-inspiring photography exhibitions. Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery From artists, politicians, scientists, inventors, activists, and performers these are America’s best. Learn about the stories and see the faces that have shaped the nation’s history, development and culture in paintings, sculpture, photographs, caricatures, video, and time-based media.

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GILD HALL, A THOMPSON HOTEL A Touch of Sophistication By tash bazika


andering through the streets of Downtown Manhattan, you will notice a property that is fit for those with a sophisticated palate. You have reached the premises of Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel. This recently renovated hotel is situated just steps from the bustling Seaport District, an area that is experiencing a fresh emergence alongside the neighborhood’s colonial-era streets of the past. Designed by Bill Rooney Studio, an awardwinning New York-based interior design firm focusing on luxury hotels and high-end private residences, the 130 hotel guest rooms and suites provide a juxtaposition of understated, classic style and bold, modern elements. Rooms feature a mix of neutral, brown and taupe accents with custom 400-thread-count SFERRA linens and specialty beauty amenities provided by D.S. & Durga along with oversized terrycloth robes by Frette. Warm gray tones accompany a geometric accent wall adjacent to the bed’s oversized, tufted-

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leather headboard designed by Jim Walrod, who also designed the property’s public areas. With a border of camel accent colors at the wainscoting, elegant drapery accentuates the room’s pronounced height, providing scale to the large windows. Soft leather furniture and accessories, including a bespoke mid-century lounge seat and a tailor-made magazine rack adorn the space. Guest rooms feature an assortment of abstract photography by artists including New York-based Raj Mohan, who highlights beautiful subjects in unexpected places, Maryland artist Llewellyn Berry, who specializes in representational imagery, Venezuela-born Tony Vazquez-Figueroa, whose concentration is in both photography and mixed media, and renowned American photographer Slim Aarons. The rustic interior of Gild Hall is adorned with charming décor from vintage books in the library lounge to candlelit tables and leather banquettes in the adjacent Felice Ristorante, where guests

gather at the expansive brass bar or enjoy Tuscaninspired dishes among dramatic chandeliers and authentic Italian photographs of 1960’s Rome. The intimate wine bar upstairs, La Soffitta, houses an extensive collection of Italian vintage wines and serves a range of innovative cocktails. All guests at Gild Hall can enjoy in-room minibars stocked with gourmet snacks from New York City purveyors and have access to a complimentary 24-hour fitness center, business center, free Wi-Fi, in-room dining and daily turndown service Effortlessly blending classical European sensibility with American contemporary style, Gild Hall serves as a modern-day club for the kings and queens of Wall Street. Located minutes from Battery Park, the Brooklyn Bridge and Seaport District, Gild Hall is ideally situated as a home base for any stay in Manhattan.


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The Most Convenient and Welcoming of Its Kind By kenza salAhdine


ew York City, is my home away from home. As I have been living in the city for more than a year now, I have experienced staying at a series of hotels and I can assure you that the Loews Regency New York Hotel is one of the most convenient and welcoming of its kind. We all know how exhausting it can be to travel and how time is precious upon arrival. The Loews Regency New York Hotel does, too and offers its guests time to settle easily in to their room with no rush. While staying at the hotel, guests should book a treatment at the amazing Julien Farel Restore Salon and Spa. Situated on the second floor of the hotel, the spa offers the best services to both residents and guests. The Julien Farel Salon & Spa offers a Power Hour Treatment, for guests who have a limited amount of time to indulge. It is

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an incredible concept that allows you to be ready in an hour for your next wedding ceremony, private event, meeting or special rendezvous. A selection of three treatments, including a blowout, manicure, pedicure or a makeup session can be completed in an hour. It is inspired by the Power Breakfast at hotel’s Regency Bar & Grill. The salon is open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with access to the spa until 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Loews Regency New York Hotel pampers its guests with spacious and freshly redesigned guest rooms, including 58 gorgeous suites. All accommodations are luxuriously appointed with plush bathrobes, Frette linens, smart televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi and more are available. The comfortable beds and the breathtaking views of the city will leave you speechless. After a restful night, indulge in the famous Power Breakfast at

the Regency Bar & Grill restaurant which remains one of the most iconic dining experiences in New York City. The Loews Regency New York Hotel is the only luxury hotel that starts the day with the Power Breakfast—and they want you to be a part of it! Open to both the public and guests of the hotel on any given weekday morning—from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. that serves delicious dishes with fresh ingredients. Loews Regency New York Hotel has also partnered with Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina and the Hampton Jitney to create Martinis & Montauk a limited edition, uniquely New York experience now available for travel for the 2018 summer season. For more information on the The Loews Regency New York Hotel please visit their website. loewshotels.com/regency-hotel


AC HOTEL COLUMBUS DUBLIN Escape to Historical Dublin, Ohio By kenza salAhdine


hen mentioning Dublin you usually think of Ireland, but there is another Dublin, which is a historical, friendly and welcoming suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Dublin features both centuries-old buildings and new urban buildings, including chic restaurants, professional businesses, shopping areas, unique bars and night life that’s nestled within a beautiful landscape within walking distance from the Scioto River. Exploring this city won’t be complete without a stay at the sophisticated and brand new AC Hotel Columbus Dublin, located only 20 minutes away from downtown Columbus, Ohio. The hotel’s history is also iconic. The General Manager Orcun is an incredible and hardworking person that made everything possible to bring this beautiful hotel to life. A native of Turkey, he eventually moved to Ohio and brought along an incredible team including a talented and lovely bartender from Istanbul.

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The AC Hotel Columbus Dublin is the only hotel located in the new, urban Bridge Park development that offers a large selection of hot spots and entertainment. The hotel has been thoughtfully designed and inspired by European style and culture and offers 150 spacious guest rooms, including six corner king rooms and five meeting rooms, totaling 1,570 square feet. The meeting rooms are equipped with state of the art technology and perfect for training sessions, presentations, interviews, and corporate events. After a restful and comfortable night, guests can wake up and indulge in the European-influenced breakfast, including a variety of cheeses and meats, along with other special treats served at the AC Kitchen. While enjoying your stay at the AC Hotel Columbus Dublin, you must stop by VASO

Rooftop and Bar. The beautiful glass elevator that will take you directly to the 8th floor of this stylish restaurant created by the Ellis Adams Group (an international consulting firm focusing on all aspects of the hospitality business) to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Dublin, Ohio. Guests can enjoy creative and Instagrammable signature crafted-cocktails paired with delicious tapas and other tasty dishes to share. Note that on Saturday and Sunday, guests can also enjoy a European-inspired brunch menu. Guests can enjoy creative and Instagrammable cocktails, such as their signature G&T, vodka based Garden Strolls, or the fan favorite, The Full Montenegro, paired with delicious tapas.




JOHAN WAHLSTROM: I’m overwhelmed by all the positive reactions that my new show “Life Is Good” has received in both commissions and comments from viewers. The opening night was hectic, the gallery was full and we had several sales. To me it is a dream coming true to show at a great gallery like Georges Berges Gallery in NYC and to top that with an almost sold out show is more than I could ask for. I was a bit nervous before the show since my first show “Distorted Happiness” at Georges Berges Gallery last year was a sellout, so I wanted this new show to do just as well. My work plays with the narrative between resilience and irony within the context of current global politics in which societies and individuals are made to feel in a continual state of edge. I am inviting viewers to think candidly and critically about the obsessive and aggressive messages that confront them in daily life, to come up with new strategies for survival, and still seek to escape the imposition of certain values. GW: I have devised a new art term to truly describe the genre of your post-millennial paintings. I call –it—IRREALISM. It’s a provocative mix of irony and your signature painting technique of sometimes seemingly combative brush-strokes. Would you agree with my coinage? Or how would you describe your artistic ethos in general terms? JW: I love that definition—IRREALISM! That is the perfect way to describe my work; I never thought of that. Living in Europe influenced my previous work, so my recent projects are more limpid and leaning toward figurative. My work has changed a lot since I moved to New York City. The energy that I feel is not the same and the brushstroke becomes more energetic, same as the city itself. Also, the spirit of my paintings in the past was full of dark narratives.


he 55-year-old New York City artist via Stockholm—is garnering buzz as one of the definitive leaders of painters defining the post-millennial art genre I will now define as IRREALISM. It’s an emerging trend in the contemporary art world and Johan Wahlstrom is the definitive master. Collectors from all over the world have been gobbling up his work fast. Wahlstrom’s work features his signature brusque black strokes incorporating distorted figurations and dark monochrome stencil-type graphics and figures,

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laced with wry irony and a clear political edge of a narrative. We sought to poke the psyche of the artist Johan Wahlstrom even further.... GEORGE WAYNE: Your most recent one-man show was aptly titled—“Life Is Good” and was one of the most talked about SoHo art shows of the 2018 summer season.

GW: Your brushstrokes look like charcoal on canvas—those hard-edged stencils. How would you define the process? JW: I was probably thinking about black-and-white colors. As you know white is not defined as a color because it’s the sum of all possible colors and black is not defined as a color because it contains absence of light. So, describing technological progress, obsession and the addiction of using devices such as iPhones in relation to social media, selfie culture, etc.… it came naturally to me that this series should be in black and white.

GW: I was most impressed with your black-andwhite series of paintings, which I have called Connect/ Disconnect. I love the anomaly of the irony and the works which capture with utmost irony the smartphone addictive universe we now live in. These paintings are the ultimate definition of what I mean by—IRREALISM.

irony. (joking) Now reading your idea, I find it interesting to think about millennials and how this generation will react to my work. Of course, there is a gap and differences about the way of thinking, but I believe that art is connecting people and has the power to erase all types of generational gaps.

JW: Ha-ha, yes, subversive irony! I like this term. It’s been a while since I’ve been observing people’s obsession and addiction with the use of their phones, especially the addiction to social media, which is connected to their phones. So, as I like to say, I paint today’s history.

GW: What are the origins, intent or better yet the philosophy of Johan Wahlstrom?

GW- There is something to be said for subversive irony through the brush and canvas of the astute artist. I consider you one of New York City’s most buzzed about post-millennial painters. You must be thrilled with the continued upward trajectory of your career. Your atypical Abstract Expressionism has clearly garnered you a fervent coven of collectors. JW: It seems like you enjoy a lot of subversive

JW: I don’t know if I can really call it a philosophy, but I feel lucky to be able to live from my passion and my motto is “it’s boring to die,” that came from the idea of my show in Malaga, Spain 2011. So, I think we should all use the best of our talents while we can. GW: You were a famous Swedish rock star at the height of ABBA-mania! Were you friends, or still friends, with Bjorn, Agnetha, Anna-Frid and Benny of ABBA fame? JW: Hah! I’m not that old.... I signed my first record deal in Sweden in 1980 and that lead to18 years of

touring and recording with my own band as a backup band for Scandinavian and International artists like Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson and Graham Parker. I toured, wrote songs and recorded with Mats Ronander, who played guitar on ABBA’s World Tour back in the days of ABBA. I do know Benny Andersson’s son Peter who is an acclaimed and successful songwriter in Sweden. GW: Resilience, irony and politics are other subtle contextual touches to your work which are not clear at first blush. JW: Yes, I agree 100 percent, but you forgot humor. Humor is an important quality in human beings. Maybe I have a notion of a dark humor in my work... I think that the humor is more obvious in the (connecting/disconnecting paintings). My previous opus was political, maybe the next will be about aliens.



MAGGI MCDONALD And Her Powerful Brushstrokes By Hayley Lavin


ne of the reasons we love Australian-based artist Maggi McDonald is that she leaves the fate of her works to the movement of the paint and the patterns they make on canvas rather than solely trusting the paintbrush. The abstract artist’s large Instagram following and diverse and international clientele make it hard to believe that she has only been professionally creating art for the past four years.

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A Cape Town, South Africa native, McDonald grew up in a creative household, with memories of her mom, who was a potter, making jewelry and macramĂŠ. Although she studied art as a school subject and did projects with her mom, McDonald never thought she would make a career as a painter; she initially studied languages, translating and editing. At 21 years old, McDonald left South Africa and headed for London, where she lived for five years

and met her Aussie husband. McDonald and her husband settled down in Australia about 16 years ago. McDonald began working in retail management at a department store; it was different from her prior work experiences, but she loved working with people and still loves to do so. McDonald went on to have a child, and life took its course. She was

going through some tough personal matters that led her to have an “aha moment,” that life is too short to do something that doesn’t make you happy. McDonald realized that whatever her calling was, it was going to involve her using her hands. She decided to go back to school and study design, but after taking a design course for one year, McDonald realized that she wanted to start painting again. And that’s exactly what she did. She started to post some of her works on Instagram and even sold some paintings to friends, and gave some art away. Everything else fell into place shortly after. McDonald ended studying for another year, focusing on surface design: textiles, wallpaper and pattern design. It was at this time that her painting career really started to take off. It has been four years now, and an incredible life journey for McDonald. Often, artists struggle to get off the ground running, but McDonald learned early on that to be successful, an artist needs to diversify and explore different avenues of passive pay. McDonald does not just paint all day; she manages a business as well, updating her website, doing things like interviews and podcasts, and behind-the-scenes administrative tasks. Though there are times where she can spend hours on end in the studio, it essential for McDonald and artists, in general, to step back and take time away from undergoing projects. McDonald finds inspiration in almost everything, from nature to man-made structures. Unlike most artists who have a very distinct vision in mind from the get-go, McDonald only needs a color or a palette and sees where the paint takes her. McDonald’s favorite part about her job is “being able to see her works all over the world.” Technology and Instagram have played a significant role in the artist’s success; as they allow her to share visuals with fans and clients of her work. Screen printers, interior designers or store owners, and people who want an original piece of art can easily go on McDonald’s website and buy her works. She recently had a Skype call with a couple from Beverly Hills, California, so that they could see the art in person. We can’t wait to see what else the abstract artist has in store.



KATARINA KRAEVSKA Abstract Artist Extraordinaire By W.A.MULLER Tell us how you got into art. Sometimes it seems to me that I have been doing art for much longer than it really is. This is an inexplicable feeling, perhaps it is due to the fact that art is either a part of you, or you have nothing to do with it. I always felt that I should be engaged in a creative profession, but when you are a young person and you see so many ambitious opportunities around, it’s not always possible to make the right choice. In my past professional life, I’ve tried different jobs which were far from art, but I never felt I am completely in my element. 2016 was my turning

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point, my previous job as a purchasing manager was bringing me down, I realized it is a time to change the direction and start over again - now or never. And right at that moment the thirst for unlocking my creativity turned into a huge wave that I couldn’t and didn’t want to stop. So I quit my job without any hesitation in an attempt to deeply engross into the world of colors, shades, canvases and my personal experiments in painting. This was exciting, the inexpressible positive emotions thrilled through me, I believed I’m on the right path and do what I really love.

Where did you study? I’m a self-taught artist, without formal artistic education. I have studied German and English languages in Kiev National Linguistic University, Ukraine. What are your inspirations? If to talk about my inspirations, I’ll probably divide them into two types, one of them is secondary and cumulative - it consists of events and emotions that I’m experiencing on the daily basis like for example traveling, meeting extraordinary personalities, visiting concerts, reading poetry… in fact so many components

Who are your clients? Have you done art shows? My clients are people from all around the world who believe in the unique beauty of abstract art and are curious to get into the spirit of my philosophy. So far my paintings are presented on several international online marketplaces, but I’m also striving for participating in art shows in the future. What is your next series? Which series are you the most proud of ? At this stage of my artistic career, I’m still

experimenting in techniques and genres, but my main task was and remains the creation of deep meaning paintings. My next series is meant to be same bold and vibrant as my previous works like “Courage”, “Struggle for humanity”, “Going beyond personal reality”, “Hustle & bustle of big city”, which I am very proud of. Which artists are your favorite. Pablo Picasso, Vassily Kandinsky, Frida Kahlo.


Painting: Going beyond personal reality

that gradually form a certain state of mind. And the primary type is my inner-me, my mood, and the moment of the day. To create art, I am guided only by my personal inner vibrations and at that moment I’m inspired by a kind of risk to start an artwork without knowing where they will lead me. When the creative process starts, there is just something magical about it that gets me going. For me it’s therapeutic and very intimate, because each work is a part of my thoughts and energy. Why abstract? I’m madly in love with abstract art because it is an absolute freedom of expression and an alternative to put into life the most challenging ideas through extraordinary shapes, textures and color combinations. Abstract paintings force us to think, break the silence and enter into an endless dialogue between artist and its audience.

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MISSION POSSIBLE With Betsy Cox and Blackbook Concierge By Peter Elston


ophisticated, discrete, with service always at a client’s beck and call, Blackbook Concierge has excelled within the lifestyle management space since 2006. From impossible-to-get dinner reservations and inaccessible tee times, to a worldwide network of multilingual professionals with in-depth local knowledge, Blackbook Concierge is the premier facilitator of luxury services.

apart in an increasingly crowded marketplace. They’ve accomplished this by establishing a trajectory of ever-evolving services. Blackbook professionals can find the perfect yacht charter in Saint-Tropez. They can also research and direct clients to an excellent physician, the ideal realtor, or top-rated schools. A genuinely full-service lifestyle management agency.

Founded by Betsy Cox, the company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of clients, as well as to fluctuating economic climates, has set Blackbook

As well, Blackbook’s event planning prowess and execution is bar none the best in the business. Their experienced team and worldwide networks know

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exactly how to cater to all the whims and desires of clients. The team recently pulled off a week-long birthday celebration in Morocco, a graduation yacht party in St. Barth’s, and an exclusive 21st birthday bash in Las Vegas. In addition to Blackbook, Cox is a Development Consultant at InventTV; a full-service production company that specializes in producing scripted and unscripted television series, specials and live events. blackbooknewyork.com

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RALLYE AICHA DES GAZELLES Singer/Actress Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and Actress Kiera Chaplin By Elizabeth Elston


ore than 1000 people gathered in the marquee tent in Essaouira to ring out the 28th Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in style. A total of 165 teams, including 6 electric vehicles, participated in the 28th edition of this one-of-a-kind adventure. It is the world’s first international off-road Rallye race for women only. Since 1990, it has been bringing together women between the ages of 18 and 71, from more than 30 different countries, who embark on an adventure of a lifetime from the French city of Nice and onward to the start of the Rallye in the Moroccan desert. Participants of the 2018 rally included singer and actress Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and actress Kiera Chaplin, who came in 3rd place in their e-vehicle category, and Monegasque royalty Pauline Ducruet competing alongside fashionista Schanel Bakkouche. After spending 9 days deep in the Moroccan desert,

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the Gazelles enjoyed a prestigious gala evening in an immense white marquee tent across from the ramparts of Essaouira. In a fitting tribute to the former Mogador, the theme of this year’s gala was “Marine Marvels”. Dominique Serra and the Governor of Essaouira opened the gala, inviting the 1,200 guests to stand and drink a toast with a glass of Tsarine champagne. The décor featured an aquarium, seashells, a sailboat and even a mermaid. Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Prince Albert II of Monaco and a Gazelle of Team 504 (competing alongside actress Kiera Chaplin in the e-Gazelle Class), took to the stage to perform an original song at the commencement of the evening’s dinner. Further entertainment during the dinner was provided by belly dancers, sailors and acrobats. The winners of each category were then invited to the stage to receive gifts from event partners Aïcha, Saint Honoré and Afriquia.

Lively applause and a standing ovation were given to Marina Vrillacq, President of the Rallye’s nonprofit, Cœur de Gazelles; and Frédéric Valat, Manager of the Cœur de Gazelles medical caravan; and all the event’s volunteers and partners. “We were able to perform 8,400 medical procedures thanks to our volunteers and the partners who support us and understand our needs. I wish to thank them, because without them, we could do nothing. The strength of Cœur de Gazelles is in its patient follow-up. My thoughts go out to each of them,” said Marina Vrillacq. Her speech was interrupted by tears, and Frédéric Valat took over: “Thanks to the 140 teams of Gazelles who stopped to visit us in the villages where we were set up. You are our best representatives. You are the ones who promote Cœur de Gazelles.” The evening ended with music as dinner gave way to the dance floor. live2018.rallyeaichadesgazelles.com/en/rankings/



Are You in Control of Your Online Profile? By andrew wessels


he management of online reputation has become a crucial area in recent years; as the internet has become the primary source of information on companies and individuals the quality, verifiability, accuracy and ‘searchability’ of that information has become ever more important and valuable.

their profiles managed by The Marque in addition to people such as Lord Anthony St. John, Carphone Warehouse supremo, Sir Charles Dunstone and Citizen M Founder, Rattan Chadha.

The first thing that people do before coming to see you is to research you online. Are you in control of what they find and are they armed with accurate, current information on you and your business interests? Whether we like it or not, what is or is not available about us online could influence business decisions that are made regarding your companies and investments, family trusts and private offices. Existing and potentially new investment partners and even regulatory bodies looking at a deal will all gather information online as well as offline before making key decisions. Leaving such a process to chance by not owning and controlling your online profile and digital self is a huge financial and business risk. This can, however, be significantly mitigated. Historically it was preferable to stay below the radar and enjoy a degree of anonymity from people outside of one’s immediate business circle. With the plethora of information available online, the world’s leading reputation managers recommend maintaining and controlling a positive profile, just above the radar. Given that an online presence is rapidly becoming non-negotiable, what are the options? Many HNW’s have a Wikipedia page, which tends to be well populated, but is a source over which they have minimal control as to what is published. LinkedIn works well for many people although if you have reached a certain level of success you have to be prepared to receive a myriad of random connection requests and sales approaches. Another option is The Marque which gives you the ability to control how you are presented online. With an elegant digital profile and sophisticated search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques to ensure your name ranks as highly as possible, a Marque Profiles allows you to control your online presence. According to The Times of London, “Investment Bankers, City Lawyers and British Diplomats are among hundreds of prominent figures who use the Marque to control their online presence”. The Marque was launched to fill a gap in the market for individuals with multiple business interests or family offices who needed sophisticated, welldesigned online presence that they could control. The Marque manages profiles for successful people around the world and has recently opened an office in New York. New Yorkers, such as advertising guru and Blackstone Advisor John Bernbach, Blackstone’s ex- Senior Managing Director, Lawrence Guffey, PR legend Susan Magrino and Traub CEO, Mortimer Singer have

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The modern rules of business engagement have been rewritten by the digital revolution; the twinning of your digital self with your offline profile will give you the control and the presence to navigate the unfolding landscape.


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Fine Jewelry and Luxury Art Collectables By harry brads


he Hamptons has long been known as America’s preeminent playground for the super-rich and famous, so why not bring together the world’s leading fine jewelry and luxury art collectables dealers to exhibit their wares for the elitist of the elite to see and buy. That’s precisely the premise behind this year’s Hamptons Jewelry Show, a first-of-its kind, four-day extravaganza in which $30+ million in fine jewelry and luxury collectables will be on display, Thursday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at the equally spectacular 20,000 square foot Jewelry Pavilion at the Southampton Elks Fairgrounds, located at 605 Country Road 39 next to Mercedes Benz on the gateway to the Hamptons. With the discerning Hamptonite specifically in mind, it was created as an innovative and elegantly presented fair complete with individually lighted and designed booths to specifically attract those seeking to acquire rare and unique pieces of jewelry, vintage handbags and significant art objects in the largest collection ever presented together on Long Island’s East End. In doing so, it will feature more than 80 internationally renowned jewelry manufacturers, designers and dealers. Security will also be extremely tight and unprecedented for the Hamptons. In order to gain admission, patrons will need to present a government issued ID at the front gate with armed guards present. For

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the price of entry, and depending on the package, patrons will have access to tastings of wines and spirits throughout the weekend. There will also be a live DJ and outdoor dining with food provided by Chef Collette from the Inn Spot. As for the cost of the jewelry and art itself, prices begin at $500, then head north to over $1 million. Among some of the exhibitors are Alexandra Mor, Pat Flynn, Gabriel Ofiesh Jewelry, Lika Behar Collection, Paul Morelli and Alessandro Barellini Firenze, as well as diamond, gem and gold elite jewelers David Friedman, Emsaru, Louis Newman & Co. and Nigram Jewels, plus estate dealers Gregory Kay Estate and Antique Jewelry, Jacob’s Diamond & Estate Jewelry and L&Z Antique and Estate Jewelers. Platinum sponsorships include Heritage Auctions, Brown Harris Stevens, Dr. Stephen Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, the Hess Family Collection and BottleHampton. The Hamptons Jewelry Show is also committed to raising funds and holding specialty events for local charities. This includes an opening night party from 6:00 to 9:30PM on August 2nd with benefits going towards the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; “Crack the Vault”, August 3rd from 6:00 to 8:PM in which attendees will receive a code to a locked safe holding a valuable $7,500 piece of jewelry donated by Hammerman Brothers with proceeds going towards

Family Service League; and “The Hamptons Gold Rush Jubilee” for The Retreat Domestic Violence Shelter in which a $250 coupon will be given to patrons upon admission to be used with participating exhibitors. Other charity fundraising efforts are also in the works. “This is perhaps the only show in the country that offers the public such a wide and curated selection of top-tier dealers, esteemed manufacturers, and prominent jewelry artists, together at one time,” says Hamptons Jewelry Show owner Rick Friedman, a longtime producer of numerous luxury fairs in the Hamptons, including ArtHamptons. “We expect more than 5,000 jewelry and art lovers to make a beeline to this fair. This refined environment will emerge as the Hamptons new mecca for jewelry enthusiasts.” Adds Show Director and curator, Eleni Prieston— herself a studio Goldsmith for 40 years, who also owned and operated two jewelry stores in the Hamptons and managed the esteemed Pritam and Eames Gallery: “We are presenting a varied fair of edgy glamour. We offer a holistic perspective on a luxury level for an elite clientele. Our relaxed shopping experience gives the thoughtful buyer an opportunity to select from an already edited group of exhibitors.”


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DR. KENNETH MARK The Cosmetic Dermatologist to New York’s Elite By CARLOS LACAYO


AMPTONS,SOHO,– & ASPEN As an expert skier, outdoorsman, and physical fitness aficionado, Dr. Kenneth Mark knows first- hand about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the effects of the elements on our skin. While he openly admits that his favorite “office” for a cosmetic consultation is the Aspen Mountain gondola, Dr. Mark also finds it rewarding to take care of the skin cancer and cosmetic concerns of patients on the East End. “Practicing in multiple locales that have that small town feel has allowed me to become embedded in the communities and to support various local charities. It’s not just work, it’s being part of something bigger,” says Dr. Mark, who also has an office in Soho.

“The surgeries I perform on the delicate features of a face are of the highest quality and are my real areas of expertise,” he says. Years of performing

COOLSCULPTING Another patient favorite is CoolSculpting, a noninvasive way to improve your beach body by freezing fat. Unlike liposuction, it avoids the risks of anesthesia or denting from removing too much fat. There is also no downtime with this procedure. Dr. Mark was the first in the Hamptons to offer the “cool advantage,” which cuts the treatment time almost in half!

BEST DOCTORS LIST Dr. Kenneth Mark was twice named to the “Best Doctors” list that represents the top5% of physicians in the United States as selected by other doctors. This is arguably the most prestigious honor a doctor can receive. Specically, Dr. Mark’s expertise is in cosmetic dermatology, injectables, lasers, peels, Kybella, skin cancer detection and cure, Mohs surgery, acne, and rosacea. After three years of training in dermatology at NYU, Dr. Mark completed a two-year fellowship with a cosmetic dermatology surgeon and a plastic surgeon, in order to subspecialize in cosmetic procedures, plastic reconstruction, and minimally invasive Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery.

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ULTHERAPY One of the most requested treatments is Ultherapy, the only FDA-cleared non-surgical procedure that actually lifts the skin in one treatment. It lifts the jawline, jowls, neck, and eyelids without surgery. And there is virtually no downtime. “You can go to the beach the next day; you can go to a cocktail party that night,” says Dr. Mark.

micro-focused Mohs skin cancer surgery has given Dr. Mark precision, knowledge of anatomy, and experience that translate to being an expert injector when it comes to Botox and fillers.

FILLERS & LASERS Dr. Mark offers the most up-to- date and best-in-class noninvasive cosmetic treatments, including MixTo fractional CO2 laser, Botox, Juvéderm, and Voluma, which he says is the greatest filler ever invented, because it is completely safe, adding volume with the most natural results. “Voluma allows me to think like an artist and lift and sculpt the face in three dimensions, instead of just filling lines and wrinkles.” Vollure and Volbella are two additional hyaluronic acid fillers that allow customization of each patient’s treatment. kennethmarkmd.com




Celebrity Collectors Internationally acclaimed artist Peter Anton creates large-scale food sculptures of iconic edibles Including pizza, donuts, and chocolates that have been shown in museums throughout the world, in the Netherlands, Greece, Portland, and Kansas City. They have also been featured at important art fairs like Art Basel Miami and TEFAF in Maastricht, Holland. Known as “Candy Warhol,” Anton’s work is in the collections of many VIP’s like former President Bill Clinton, Lord Norman Foster, the Jordanian royal family, Dennis Hopper and former Sony chairman Sir Howard Stringer.

galleries fighting over it, including one in the Hamptons. It’s going to get ugly,” he laughs. Keith Richards & Whoopi Goldberg Anton confesses to being star struck when Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards bought five pieces of his work at a recent exhibition in Manhattan. “I was at the exhibition when his wife Patti Hansen came in; it was a lot of

Sugartarium In 2017, Anton presented “Sugartarium,” a monumental installation of hyperrealistic sculptures including a giant ice cream sundae, macaroons, and a cherry pie that was 5 feet by 4 feet. They were smashed and splattered all around the walls at Unix Gallery in New York, which Anton had transformed into an insane asylum with worn-out beds. “We painted the gallery hospital green, and we had actors doing performance art on the bed, and those people were eating real food,” he explained. Art Basel Miami Another critical success was Sugar & Gomorrah, which gave collectors at Art Basel Miami an exciting immersive experience - a literal roller coaster ride, with the food sculptures displayed inside, along with live models, a kind of “end of the world” scenario, complete with skeletons. “There were lines going around the block, people were having so much fun, and that made me happy,” said Anton. Why food? The artists mother always had friends and neighbors over for meals, and Anton loved the way it brought people together. “When anything’s going on in life, you know, anything goor or anything bad, people gather around food and talk or celebrate,” he says. “It’s a comfort zone. I noticed that very early, that food was a focal point of life.” Anton studies the food before sculpting it When planning a new sculpture, Anton reads about the history of the food, studies images, and looks up recipes, and makes the dish himself. “It’s important to see what it looks like before it’s made, and once it’s in the final stage, because that gives you a telegraph to what materials you’ll be using.” Coming up: movie concession snacks at the Toronto Film Festival Anton is working on sculptures of food sold at movie concession stands like Gummy Bears, Sno-Caps and popcorn that will be exhibited during the Toronto Film Festival this September. Monumental chocolate tower Anton is finishing up a ten-foot outdoor tower of chocolate. “I have several

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fun, talking to her.” She bought five pieces: two small chocolate boxes for her daughters, Alexandra and Theodora, a giant chocolate box for their house, and some ice cream bars. “I like the Rolling Stones; so this was really exciting.” Anton added, Whoopi Goldberg was interested in a piece but said, “she’d only get fatter if she had it in her house.”






cloudless summer day, guests flocked from their New York City enclaves to the East Hampton estate of Lisa and James Cohen in celebration of the 20th anniversary of School’s Out. The annual fundraiser is one of summer’s hottest-ticket events, hosted by LGBTQ youth advocacy group Hetrick-Martin Institute, or H.M.I. One of the oldest and most successful LGBTQ organizations, H.M.I. has been known to throw an excellent party for an even greater cause. Guests were escorted down a winding drive and greeted by a gingham-clad Lisa Cohen, founder and editorial director of esteemed interior design publication Galerie Magazine, who is now on her fourth year of hosting School’s Out. Accompanied by her husband James, owner of Hudson News, attendees were presented upon arrival with a sweet photo-op in front of a cerulean Mini Cooper, one of the primary sponsors of the event. Upon entry to the tented garden party, summer cocktails and canapes were passed around while guests marveled at the tablescapes created by none other than Martha Stewart, who has been an H.M.I. supporter and School’s Out attendee for the past few years. The stunning table décor was created in a palette of green and grey; votives, succulent filled faux bois planters and ferns lined the table while sculptural steel chandeliers forged in Vermont created a noteworthy juxtaposition. Soon, the art-auction kicked-off; Mrs. Cohen is an avid collector. Mrs. Cohen, alongside co-chairs Benjamin Dixon and Dan Ennis, made warm welcoming speeches while guests fraternized and marveled at the buzzy scene. Fitness guru Tracy Anderson co-mingled with fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra, who had previously told The Daily Front Row that “the work that

Hetrick-Martin Institute is doing is so important.” All attendees were gracious in providing interviews and quotes to the various media covering the star-studded affair. All who support H.M.I. are eager to spread the importance of the institute’s work. In addition to offering a safe space for carefree self-expression, the organization provides educational tools, health-care support and economic empowerment to a society of bright young adults. As the day turned to dusk, guests were seated along three long tables, cloaked in white linen, lined with Ms. Stewart’s stand-out centerpieces. The dinner was hosted by a plentitude of interior industry leaders: Robert Stilin, Steven Gambrel, Jacqueline Terrebonne, Brian Sawyer, and Hamptons Magazine’s editor in chief Anetta Nowosielska, to name a few. Dinner was generously sponsored by Sag Harbor’s Lulu Kitchen, while drinks provided by Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Kettle One Vodka and Don Julio Tequila went down a treat. Between the dinner, drinks and centerpieces, not one guest was empty-handed. Upon their departure, School’s Out giftbags were distributed amongst guests, which included luxury clothing essentials from Håndværk, in addition to mementos from Mini Cooper, Galerie Magazine and Cambria stone, amongst others. Not only was School’s Out a memorable event, but the charitable donations this year exceeded all 20 years prior. Hetrick-Martin Institute’s School’s Out 2018 raised just over $360,000.

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The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated their 12th Annual GET WILD! Summer Gala at Joan and Bernard Carl’s Little Orchard Garden, Southampton, NY

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OUT & ABOUT Kelly Rielly and Kevin Costner @ Yellowstone

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Kevin Costner in Yellowstone The TV show Yellowstone, the Western drama starring Kevin Costner, is the breakout smash hit of the summer. Costner says of his role, “When I do a Western, I often wonder what I would have really done in that situation.” His co-stars Wes Bentley, of Hunger Games and American Horror Story confessed, “I wanted fame, but I thought it would be incremental, I became afraid of the overnight-sensation thing.” True Detective’s Kelly Reilly said, “I’d prefer to go under the radar and just do the acting without being famous for it.” Good luck with that dear. HQ2 Nightclub at Ocean Resort Casino Mark Wahlberg joined Heidi Klum and Victoria Secret Angels Shanina Shaik and Leomie Anderson at the opening of ‘Club King’ Joey Morrissey’s new $40-million day and nightclub, in Atlantic City. Diplo, Kaskade, Jermaine Dupri and Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano performed. theoceanac.com Southampton Hospital Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a cocktail to kick

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off Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 60th Annual Summer Party that will be held on August 4th. This year’s honorees are John Catsimatidis and Bruce Mosler, and the Junior Chair is Caitlin Diebold O’Connell. The Hospital’s President Robert Chaloner along with Steve Bernstein and Ken Wright helped greet supporters including U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Greg Kelly and his wife Judith Grey, as well as Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving and his wife Ellen. The celebration was held at the magnificent new Southampton waterfront home of the Shafiroff’s. Guests tapped their toes while listening to music performed by society bandleader Alex Donner. Dottie Herman & Albert Einstein Grammy Award Winning singer Linda Ronstadt and Douglas Elliman’s CEO Dottie Herman were honored at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s 64th Annual Spirit of Achievement Luncheon. Previous honorees include Renee Fleming and Candice Bergen. dottieherman.com

Diamonds for the Beach This July, jewelry designer Lisa Jackson, whose collectors include Renee Zellweger, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Vera Wang, Allison Janney, and Robin Wright, returns to the Hamptons with LJ CROSS, her sought after fine jewelry collection. Jackson will present Diamonds for the Beach, an exclusive selection of luxury rose and white gold pieces, only available at Jennifer Miller Jewelry at 28 Jobs Lane in Southampton jennifermillerjewelry. com or at her Madison Avenue flagship shop. Jackson said, “My goal is to create a mood that evokes a casual relaxed attitude while conveying a sophisticated aesthetic. Think modern with a twist… diamonds for the beach is an extension of this philosophy. For this collection I chose to work in both Rose and White Gold with champagne and white diamonds. The overwhelming sensibility is refined and feminine. Even though I am working with real gemstones these pieces are meant to be worn both day and night…not kept in a safe waiting to be brought out for formal occasions. ljcrossny.com Haven Rooftop Goes Orange Stars from Orange is the New Black’s Rebecca Knox and ABC’s Grand Hotel Justina Adorno helped Michele Peacock celebrate the 35thanniversary of Andreadis Talent Agency at Brandon and Hank Freid’s Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel on west 47thst . The hot spot was also celebrating its sixth anniversary. In the sizeling mix cast members from Law & Order, The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, The Deuce and Jessica Jones. havenrooftop.com Teen Mom Farrah Abraham @ Scores in AC Teen Mom Farrah Abraham made her first public appearance at Scores in Atlantic City since being arrested at the Beverly hills hotel in California for trespassing while having a boozy altercation with hotel employees. Joining was him Mob wife Drita D’avanzo who is telling pals she doesn’t want to be on the new season of the show. scoresac.com


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