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in the movie. He gets shot in the head; he gets shot multiple times. I don’t know what that says about me as a parent,“ he laughed adding, “I’ve let my two oldest children see it, and they’ve loved it, it’s called parental guidance,” smiled Pitt. Hinting at a sequel he said, “There’s so much material in the book. We could only people in charge want to do it.” And I thought Brad was in charge; I can wait if you can. worldwarzmovie.com… Howard Stern’s beautiful wife Beth Ostrosky and NY Giants David Diehl hosted the opening of Chris Collins paintings of Bull Dogs at Island Bulldog Rescue. (longislandbulldogrescue.org) Howard and Beth, who are active animal advocates, have a young Bulldog at home. “He’s a ‘foster dog’ so if you know of someone who wants the perfect pet please call 631-689-6245,” said Beth. topdogsbychriscollins.com…

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I was in Chicago for the third annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting where the focus was on restoring growth to our economy. Bloomberg TV was the exclusive broadcaster from the event and, while there, I had the opportunity to speak with the creator of the event himself, Former President of the United States Bill Clinton. Bloomberg viewers heard his views on like to bring money back for use in an infrastructure bank) to the NSA, to Syria and energy independence in the White House in 2016, he delivered a line that drew both laughter and applause from the audience.

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on to stress the importance of looking beyond politics and beyond elections. You can read an excerpt from my interview with the President here.

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Regan: Warfare has changed, in large part because of technology. Edward Snowden said that he could pretty much wiretap anyone, even the President of the United States, if he were to have the e-mail. How comfortable are you with that? Clinton: Well, it is what it is. One of the big challenges of our 21st century world will be to try to provide some right to privacy without being naive about the need to use our ability to track electronic communications to try to prevent terrible things from happening in the United States and around the world. A lot of the things he said don’t register with this PRISM program, which is designed to track communications overseas. They have prevented a very large number of harmful actions. Now, if - when - there is the slightest evidence that anybody has penetrated the meat of the conversations for then I think there ought to be action to protect that. this technological stuff and put everything in e-mails and expect, given the nature of the technology, to have the same measure

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of privacy we had when we didn’t have that ability.

it, bring it back and put it in one of these infrastructure banks at a lower tax rate?

Regan: One of the big things here at CGI is public-private partnerships. How do you get the private sector more involved working with government to encourage economic growth?

Clinton: President Bush tried to do it when

Clinton: I think that one of the things that should be done is to pass legislation creating a national infrastructure bank. That used to have a lot of bipartisan support, and I think perhaps we could get that again as part of the overall effort to reform corporate taxes. We lag behind most of our competitors in Europe and Asia in attracting private capital to public infrastructure. It’s slowing down our productivity growth. It’s slowing down our economic transformation. It’s costing us an enormous number of jobs in the short run. And so I still think that the greatest opportunity we have for public-private cooperation is in infrastructure, including in the energy transformation. Regan: We’ve got more than a trillion dollars sitting offshore; companies keeping their money overseas. Could they repatriate

They said you bring this money back, pay like 5.5 percent on it. It was generally viewed as a bust economically, including, I think, by him, because they were very disappointed that almost all the money went to increase the incomes of the corporations that repatriated the money and to grant dividends and buy back stock. But, assuming the money has already been taxed in the jurisdiction where it was earned, they could let them bring it back tax free if they put some percentage of it in an infrastructure bank which would have a guaranteed rate of return. That could be tax free. So for example, if you got a 6 percent guaranteed rate of return that was tax free, if you repatriated let’s say $100 million and you agreed to put $10 million or $8 million into the infrastructure bank with a rate of return of 6 percent, that might work to seed this thing. Let’s assume it would take you eight, nine, ten months to agree to how we should change


the corporate tax rate more or less according to what Simpson-Bowles recommended. Lower the maximum rate but cut a lot of the deductions and credits and stop trying to tax overseas income that was really earned overseas. Every other country has adopted a territorial corporate tax system – every other wealthy country. If you operate in Ireland and you actually have a business there, the corporate if you repatriate $300 million you paid percent. And nobody else is doing it. So if you ran a corporation, you wouldn’t bring that money home.

earned in the Cayman Islands or some other tax structure, and we know better than that, easy to prove that there was not an ongoing real business operation in place X, Y or Z, and they basically parked the transaction there just to pay no taxes. But in all these other countries that have lower

tax rates than we do, for us to tax people on the difference is nothing but an incentive for them to keep the money overseas. Every time I ask somebody about this who doesn’t favor this position, they say that if you let people repatriate the money, you will just encourage them to take business that really occurred in the United States and they made the money somewhere in Europe, somewhere in Asia, somewhere else and they had a real tax system over there and they paid the taxes over there, I say let them bring the money home and invest it however they want. Regan: Do you think there’s a chance it’ll go through? Everybody’s talking about corporate tax reform. Clinton: I do. It’s a question of whose ox gets gored. For example, ironically, many of the corporations that pay the highest taxes are those that are in sectors where we have the greatest potential to grow. For example, in manufacturing. For example, Dow

Chemical probably pays right at or just over they have manufacturing operations in Everybody knows what the deal is. We could get more manufacturing jobs if they paid in the range of the international average, which is somewhere between 24 and 26 percent. Regan: President Clinton, any chance that we might see another Clinton in the White House in 2016? Clinton: Chelsea’s still too young (laughs). Look, I spent most of the last six months trying to reorganize our foundation and make sure we had a good space for Hillary to come in and do her projects, and Chelsea spends half her time on the foundation now because she knows more about all this – how it should be managed and organized than I ever will. So this has been fun for me. I don’t know what Hillary’s going to do, but whatever it is, I expect to support it. But I think – let me make a serious comment. I think it really matters who the president is.

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Regan: Clinton:

In other words, the political system and the leaders were far less divided then, than the people were.

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The moment you open your eyes in Avignon you see the gorgeous light that has attracted so many artists to the region. You also notice that people are smiling a lot here, quite different from the more serious Parisians. I asked a local about that. She laughed and said, “The sun makes you smile.”

I drove into sun-drenched St. Tropez, playground of the rich and famous, passing palm trees, the shimmering Mediterranean and golden sand beaches. Brigitte Bardot, legendary beauty and sex And God Created Woman here. She became the town’s muse.

In the morning, locals shop for dinner at Les Halles, the indoor market sweets. I sampled the tasty Provence goat cheese, learned that the southern French prefer olive oil to butter for cooking, ogled blood sausage, loved the red wine bread and discovered that a Provence macaroon is quite different from a Parisian macaroon. Afterwards I headed to the main thoroughfare, Rue de La Republic, and then turned down lovely windy cobblestoned streets passing ateliers, trendy boutiques, eateries, picturesque squares, charming buildings with wrought iron balconies and shops with yellow and red

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architecture and art. Surrounded by spectacular ramparts, the striking Palais des Papes is a must see. Marvel at the frescoes, tapestries and large banquet hall where twenty-seven courses were served in the grand medieval fortress and papal palace. Today, the annual Avignon Art and Cultural Festival celebrates this creative heritage with theater, dance,

hotel spectacularly recreates an 18th century aristocratic residence replete with period tapestries, tufted armchairs and master paintings. My dinner, including lamb, seasonal vegetables and other local delicacies at their Gastronomic Restaurant, was superb. Cooking lessons are available for those who would like to bring the Provence gastronomy home. of lavender, past picturesque hilltop villages to Chateauneuf du Pape. I lunched al fresco at Restaurant Le Verger des Papes overlooking the countryside, vineyards and the Alpilles Mountains. The sun was shining

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you won’t want to miss. So take a step into the City of Brotherly Love and explore all that this city has to offer. The Latham Hotel, situated in downtown Philadelphia, is a renowned boutique hotel conveniently surrounded by museums and historical landmarks. The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Constitution Center are only a couple of the popular

Philadelphia. It wasn’t until 1970 that the Latham Hotel became

experience is an aspect that this hotel prides itself in. The Ritz-Carlton, also located in downtown Philadelphia, sets the a downtown experience. Historic sites are only minutes away, and hotel amenities provide complete satisfaction.

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Hotel Monaco Philadelphia is another well-known luxury hotel in downtown Philadelphia offering guests a taste of modern design while being surrounded by historic sites. 268 guest rooms and suites are offered along with amenities that are sure to make the stay enjoyable. This hotel also knows the importance of pets and allows pets to share a room with their owners at no extra charge. Tavern is a great place to start. It’s connected to Hotel Monaco Philadelphia and overlooks the historic sites of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. During the day the restaurant turns into an upscale deli and butcher shop along with the serving of breakfast. Saturday’s and Sunday’s welcome brunch hours and afternoon and evening hours turn into lunch and dinner specialties. Whether

Rocky,

stairs. Philadelphia promises to make your stay unique and enjoyable.

farms are an important aspect to this restaurant and local ingredients are used as they become available.

dining. Exquisite dishes are prepared for their lunch and dinner hours throughout the week along with brunch dishes served on Sunday afternoons.

have Tequila Night where they bring out their best tequilas and serve them with your meal. Be sure to make reservations for this particular event as it is extremely popular.

attractions which symbolizes America’s independence is the to make your way to Independence Hall where you can take a tour and watch the Founding Fathers debate the Declaration of Independence. Museum of Art. It is one of the largest museums in the United

For more information about the hotels mentioned above visit: www.lathamhotelphiladelphia.com www.ritzcarlton.com www.monaco-philadelphia.com For more information about the restaurants mentioned above visit: www.redowltavern.com www.lebecfin.com www.tequilasphilly.com For more information about the attractions mentioned above visit: www.visitphilly.com www.philamuseum.org

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arely a day goes by that I don’t feel blessed to live in New York City — whether it is the easy convenience of the grocery store down the block that is open 24/7, or the ability to hail a cab with a wave of a hand, reasons to be in love with this city unfurl at every corner. One of the very few drawbacks we do face as Manhattanites is those scorching summer days in the city — the days that no amount of time in air conditioning or cool cocktails at happy hour can help you cool off. Dotting your summer calendars with weekend-long beach getaways is always a good way to combat this: now is the our top picks for beach getaways along the Eastern Coast.

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Sanibel Island, Florida

Kennebunkport, Maine

A little less on the radar than the beaches of Miami, this is an island that allows you to experience the beauty of the beaches as well as bring it back with you. Sanibel Island is known for its beautiful shells—people

Kennebunkport is one of the most attractive coastal towns in New England, often referred to as the Riviera of New England. The rocky shores and beautiful coastline draw people from all over the country not only because of the beach, but also the numerous art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Gooch’s Beach is the largest part of Kennebunk Beach; Kennebunkport Resort Selection is a luxurious choice for hotel accommodation.

others dive into the ocean with a snorkel to do so and wander about the sandbars and tide pools. Bowman’s Beach is a favorite for catching the sunset, lounging or shelling. If you go, be sure to check out the North End--famed for a during sunset. Royal Shell Vacations has fabulous rentals that make for a great shortterm stay while at Sanibel Island.

Cape May, New Jersey Cape May is a great beach resort destination for those who want to intersperse their beach time with a bit of history. A trip to the Cape Victorian times. The Victorian mansions are part of what make the New Jersey seashore town a national historic landmark. If you want to take a break from Sunset Beach, Turdo Vineyards and Winery offers wine tastings daily from 12-5 pm until Labor Day! The Delaware—a ferry ride away from Cape May and a fantastic place to stay. Incorporating both Rehoboth Beach in Delaware and Cape May in New Jersey is a great option if you want a slightly longer and more diverse trip.

South Beach, Miami During the day you can get some sun, and at night you can hit the town and enjoy parties pool and beachside as well as a popping club scene. While nightlife is what South Beach is known for, it also has a fascinating Art Deco scene. In fact, you can take walking tours of the district. The boutique hotels are a great option if you really want to experience the trendy South Beach scene.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts Clambakes, sand dunes and striking sunsets all come to mind when are what most people escape to Cape Cod for, but there are numerous attractions. Cape Cod is one of the East Coast gems that attract people of all ages from around the country and, even, the world. Martha’s Vineyard is just a ferry away—a perfect option for a day-trip. Visitors can also go whale-watching from the tip of the Cape, Provincetown. Kids will love the Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, which features nature trails and jam-making workshops and tastings. The art scene is also happening—a plethora of artists and galleries have made Cape Cod their base. Meanwhile, those seeking a laidback retreat can stake a spot on the 40-mile-spread of sandy beach and simply sunbathe. Regardless of which direction you choose

Ocean City, Maryland A great family destination, Ocean City allows for ample seaside lounging as well as an exciting oceanfront boardwalk. Nearby you have Assateague Island, which is rife with wildlife such as deer and wild horses-- a haven for any nature lover. The Stowaway

Beautiful shorelines are a given no matter which destination you choose, but you also have the option to take in a bit of history, art or nature,

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Discover Sanibel’s Many Hidden Treasures…

Each is as beautiful as the next.

You might think we’re talking about seashells. After all, Sanibel Island, Fla. is known around the world for its amazing beaches glittering with shells of every variety. However, we want to show you the island’s equally impressive array of vacation rentals.

for a vacation rental can be just as serene with the help of the experienced agents at Royal Shell Vacations. Our professional staff knows the area and its vacation rental offering quite intimately. Many of our rental agents are natives, and will be more than

A pristine island cupping the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island is situated just off of Florida’s Southwest coast, near Fort Myers, Fla. Its unique crescent shape holds seashells like a vessel, offering them to visitors from around the globe as souvenirs from this natural paradise. Nearly everyone succumbs to the zen-like experience of combing the beach for Scallops, Slippers, Cockles, Conchs and

home to accommodate your every wish. Customer service is our calling card, and we promise an unparalleled experience.

sand as you do “The Sanibel Stoop,” which is what the locals call this popular past time, which is both serene and addictive. Whether you come for the shelling or the island’s many other attractions, your search

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Best of all, Royal Shell has hundreds of options, from Gulf-front island estates and back-bay cottages, to golf course homes and spacious condos. There is something to suit every taste and budget including weekly, seasonal and annual rentals. If you are in need of a dog-friendly beach, we have those too. Perhaps your goal is to commune with family and friends, and you prefer a large private home away from the tourist district. For many, there is no such

thing as a vacation without golf, and we can certainly offer a rental on one of Sanibel’s most prestigious courses as well.

Whatever your vision for a vacation home on Sanibel Island, Royal Shell Vacations is an excellent resource to begin the planning ultimate reward of working with Royal Shell Vacations. Just remember, Royal Shell Vacations specializes in vacation homes, each as a beautiful as the next. Visit RoyalShellVacations.com or call 800-656-9111 to begin your search for hidden treasure!


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Buck Hill Falls is a community located in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, where families and friends can find the perfect antidote for a hectic urban lifestyle. Buck Hill Falls offers world-class golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and other active amenities, as well as rich cultural events. Or you may choose to do nothing at all. Relax at home, or find peace as you wander through the streams

and natural waterfalls located in the forested 5000-acre community. Buck Hill Falls is beautiful. There is certain grandeur to the carefully restored cottages. New homes complement the overall architectural elegance of the community, and town homes accent the lush green of the 27-hole golf course.

summer nights, overlooking the beautiful mountains and sharing food, drink and laughter. Read about community life at buckhillfalls.com.

The community has a warm, friendly vibe. Singles, couples, families, and empty nesters often gather outside on the porches of the cottages on

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hen people spend the weekend at my house in Rhinebeck, they always come down the stairs on Sunday morning – usually around noon – and remark, “I haven’t slept like that in years.”

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There’s something about the oxygen in the Hudson Valley that does that to you. Sleep is heavy, the way it used to be when you were a child – dreamless. You are drugged by the rich purity of the air and wake up feeling fully refreshed. Think of Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle who falls asleep for on the American Revolution. That’s the way it feels when you are in Rhinebeck. Worldly events fall away. The Hudson River school painters got it right: sunlight falls in a golden shimmer like a scene painted by Thomas Cole. Or sometimes a light haze river, reminiscent of the misty, dreamy landscapes of Asher Durand. Over the mountains you can see the mysticism of Frederick Church in the sunset “Heart of the Andes” hangs in his home in nearby Hudson New York). The glory of what can only be described as otherworldly peace.

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I have been coming to Rhinebeck all my life. My family, descended from Dutch settlers, arrived in this area in the mid 1600’s. So it was no surprise, after roaming the world as a journalist for several decades, that I decided to call this home base. I can attest that not much has changed here in thirty years. Rhinebeck remains unspoiled, which cannot be said of other popular resorts within two-hour driving distance of the city. The village of Rhinebeck is quaint, yet sophisticated. Manhattanites pass through and keep the village on its toes in terms of style. The Upstate Film Theater in the center of town always the Angelica in Manhattan. The local restaurants are top notch, from the glorious colonial-era tavern of the Beekman Arms, to the breezy casual feel of Terapin, or Gigi’s on Montgomery Street. Local chefs often are recruited from the nearby Culinary Institute of America, and even the local grilled cheese sandwiches.


Rhinebeck is a perfect shopping town. An afternoon stroll takes you from one end of the main street to the other, with plenty of time to browse all the antique shops and boutiques in between.

glimpse of the life of the local tour the whimsical Moroccan idyll of Olana, the home of painter Frederick Church. This is the perfect spot to take a picnic. The grounds were designed with

A classic cigar store stands on the corner, complete with wooden Indian. There is an A.L. Sickle Variety Store, that sells yard goods, hardware, kites, sewing notions, pool toys, board games, and electric fans –

summer season is the Duchess County Fair at the Rhinebeck Fairgrounds. Here blue ribbons are awarded for the best cakes and cookies, cows and pigs. There is a milkshake stand so renowned that

to buy “notions” in another lifetime. There are old-fashioned icecream parlors and boutiques selling chic handmade jewelry and one-of-a-kind dresses. Oblong Books has the latest best sellers, and a kids’ corner book nook that a six-year-old would take an entire afternoon to browse. The Hammertown

There are rides and games and Ferris wheels, and the bright lights days at the end of August. Also during summer, the Rhinebeck Aerodrome is in full swing. With a county fair kind of

for your country cottage. And then there are the antiques. The Red Barn behind the Beekman Arms hotel offers a continuously changing bounty from the local estate sales. Beautiful objects are

The airshow on Saturday and Sunday is worth seeing. In classic Red Baron style, a white-scarfed hero in a biplane engages in a

a wood-framed barn.

The planes loop around as fragile estates. The glorious Vanderbilt mansion stands like a white wedding cake on the crest of the Hyde Park home and library take a full day to tour. There is a line of elm trees where the president used to walk on his crutches, futilely attempting to rehabilitate his legs, atrophied from polio. His home, Springwood, is a museum of original furnishings, including his beautiful touring car, a Plymouth PA Phaeton, controls instead of foot pedals. The presidential library is also on the site, with a wonderful multi-media presentation about hours immersing myself in the history of a fascinating period. Smaller estates like the Ogden Mills Mansion, Montgomery

is breathtaking to watch. For people without a fear of heights, it is possible to go up in an antique biplane. Once after watching the The English Patient, I wanted

my face. Which brings me to the utter romanticism of the Rhinebeck. As

“Think of Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle who falls asleep for twenty years ...That’s the way it feels when you are in Rhinebeck. Worldly events fall away.”

cable repair appointments. Very little time is spent in inspirational and romantic settings with fascinating people. Rhinebeck is a world peopled with wonderful Gilded Age matrons, Dutch patroons, and a legendary president FDR. Time doesn’t often stand

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If

you are the astute jetrosexual on the prowl for a supermodel binge, have we got the destination point for you! It turns out that this is one of the best kept secrets of St. Barthelemy - that 25 square kilometers of rugged terrain in the French West Indies which the glamour set have been haunting for years. Well, it turns out that there is one chic resort property where, on any given week on any given month, not only in high season from November to May, you are more likely than not to check into a villa or bungalow at Le Serneno only to catch sight of a willowy beauty such as Doutzen Kroes or Alessandra Abrosio checking in right behind you. For Le Sereno is the St. Barths home away from home for the contingent of Victoria’s Secrets supermodels and the accompanying photographers, make-up artists, wardrobe stylists and other assorted hangers-on when they are on location in beautiful St. Barths, which is all the time. On any given day of the week you can turn to page 3 of the New York Post only to see a supermodel cavorting in a next-to-nothing string bikini, say on Shell Beach in St. Barths, snapped from a discreet lens in the bushes off the famous St. Barths beach. There is no denying that these various and multiple continuous Victoria’s Secret photo shoots have become a thriving cottage industry for the local ‘’paps’’ (paparazzi) who sell these bootleg images all over the globe, but it seemingly makes a four day stay at Le Sereno all the more worth it. For this is where they eat, sleep, spa and rest their pretty heads when they hit the sack. Yes, it is always here by the picturesque, windswept Grand Cul-de-Sac property

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‘’They love having poached eggs for breakfast and bouillabaisse for dinner,’’ says the robust chef in residence Chef Jean Louis Brocardi. ‘’Apparently they must have heard that the best bouillabaisse in St. Barths comes out of my kitchen, for that’s all they seem to eat.’’

coffee and then dashes to one of the cooly chic bungalows that dot this quaint and

the uber-glamorous one at the top of the hill, over the “GW Mimsy,” my special creation

You won’t see them on the property again until later that evening where a gamine can

Goose vodka and a hearty splash of blood orange juice served in the largest piscine wine goblet from the modern, quite huge stainless steel hued kitchen which, like every other interior to Le Sereno, was designed by the world famous decorator Christian

And indeed, GW can concur with that notion, for a few months ago while in residence for Sereno, having a late night supper in the open air restaurant right there, paces away from some of the most gorgeous, startlingly tall and elegant palm trees swaying briskly in the serene moonlit night, I had only to swivel

simmering off the hippest bit of bohemia on St. Barths, the Grand Cul-de-Sac, I felt like the imperious king of the world when I learned that the day I would be checking supermodel Kate Moss would be checking in, and sleeping in the very same bed I was just in; you ought to understand why.

Heatherton, who as luck would have it had just days before ended or been dumped, the rumor goes by Leonard DiCaprio -- pacing and chain smoking by that large group of people spooning from their soup bowls? Yes, Secret beauty Caroline Gonzalez on the other side obviously relishing her arrival to the big time photo shoots? Yes, you would be correct on that count too. Because their days are spent on location all across glorious St. Barths -- more often than not at one of the many fabulous beaches that groom the island -- a great time to begin the day supermodel watching is over breakfast at 6 am where you may one day see the ample assets of some Brazilian born her Pucci caftan as she grabs a quick cup of

The appeal of Le Sereno is pretty obvious; it’s not a sceney face-place like say, the resort

be spied getting a full rubdown with the fragrant and iconic Ligne St. Barth massage oil during a 30 minute St. Barth softness peeling massage at the divine Le Sereno spa before drinks by the pool with the entire and then dinner before the early wake-up but what a fabulous, glamorous job it is. That night I retired to my vast villa,

array of more gorgeous supermodel guests than this one. The chic, minimalist interiors of the three villas are vintage Liaigre, and all are replete with stellar ocean views, private terraces and lush gardens and, of course, the Of the some 900 villas and some 400 hotel rooms available on the entire island of St. Barths, you can rest assured that none provide better value for the money than this one. In other words, there is tremendous value for your buck

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A Revolutionary Tour of Central Virginia: The Homes of Jefferson and Monroe and the Home Battle Field By Demetra M. Pappas July 4th invites educational travel for adults as well as families. While my idea of educational travel started with graduate school, a road trip (or easy Amtrak journey) provides for both. This Central Virginia Presidential Home and “Home Battle Field” plan of battle suits either way. Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville is a superb place to start; as Jefferson built and rebuilt the house and garden for over 40 years, it appealed to the academic in me. There is a day in the life tour, and it is a treat

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to have Jefferson’s inventions pointed out en route. For a pre/post tour of a different sort, lunch nearby at Michie Tavern and learn that reading (or even walking along the path of history are not self-limiting) and for homework, get A Taste of the 18th Century (Michie Tavern ca. 1784). Jefferson’s postpresidential retreat at Poplar Forest in Bedford is a smaller, more intimate experience (where I recently attended an erudite and politically humorous conversational debate between Jefferson and Benedict Arnold).

The University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, has contemporary cultural learning opportunities, as well as Jeffersonian architectural genius. The Small Collections Library is a true treasure trove, with small exhibits and a view of open stacks of rare books behind gleaming glass – access without risk. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia has rotating innovative exhibits. For theatrical goings on, the UVA theaters (Ruth Caplin, Culbreth and Helms) are running a Heritage Theater Festival over the summer.


Move onto Jefferson’s protégée, James president, by visiting his home, Ash LawnHighland in Charlottesville. A curious fact is that Monroe died in NYC on July 4, 1831. More importantly, he held more U.S. Senator, Minister to France, England and Spain, Governor of Virginia, Secretary experience indeed. The area is rich in sesquicentennial Civil War history. The Museum of the ConfederacyAppomattox, opened on March 31, 2012, interweaves stories of the Confederate government, military, civilians and enslaved and freed blacks, in an ethnographically spellbinding experience dotted with historical artifacts like General Robert E. Lee’s sword and frock coat. Within visual

distance (and a short drive) is Appomattox Court House, where Robert E. Lee and soon-to-be president (then-general) Ulysses S. Grant met to have a civil surrender. Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum in Lynchburg is the oldest public cemetery still in use. I was moved to notice that there were visitors (who are very much alive and strolling on a beautiful day) at the gardens. In addition, the Old City Cemetery has museums (and now has a 2013 cookbook, Food to Live For to match the 2004 Food to Die For: A Book of Funeral Food, Tips and Tales). be inspired to do further reading, such as the popular general and academic interest book, Prototype of a Confederate Hospital Center in Lynchburg, Virginia, which I read after a fascinating conversation over dinner at Lynchburg’s Main Street eatery with author

Experiential learning need not be limited Virginia is rich in wineries and Albemarle Limousine and Travel Services provides Blue Ridge Wine Excursions that are scenic tutorials and tastings with docent level custom designed itineraries and wine/cider tastings. Whether planning, training or driving, locations to stay range from the haute Charlottesville Omni to the home (UVA housing and conference spaces) to the hoot (and Kinky Boots evoking) Craddock Terry Hotel on the James River in Lynchburg. steal one of the red shoes on the exterior of this converted former shoe factory, original to the factory itself.

For further information, check out: virginia.org lynchburgchamber.org appomattoxcountyva.gov monticello.org Photos Courtesy of Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau visitcharlottesville.org

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The Spa at Trump Soho By Anna Ryan

The people of New York City are always in a hurry. It’s a never ending cycle of waking up early, going to work, attending meetings, eating dinner then going to bed. The hustle and bustle of the city never dies, and by the end of the day, everyone is exhausted. What is one to do to take a break from the hectic work cycle? Pamper yourself at The Spa at Trump! Situated in Trump SoHo New York, this luxury spa has everything you need for a quiet getaway. Complete with bi-level spa features and treatment rooms that are sure to amaze, The Spa at Trump allows you to fully escape the busy streets of New York City and reenergize. The spa also has relaxation lounges inside and outside to give you the comfort you seek. If you’re looking for something a little more private, The Spa at Trump offers three

private Spa Suites complete with saunas or treatment rooms. This spa is also the only luxury spa in New York City that takes part in a Middle Eastern bathing tradition with private hammams for men and women. Setting the scene with Turkish décor, the Middle Eastern mood is enhanced to create a relaxing and rejuvenating surrounding. There is an array of treatments just waiting for you to take part in. The full-body massage takes your stress away allowing relaxation to engulf you. That’s not the only relaxing treatment though. Try out the clarifying or detoxing facial, the body glow scrub or the warm herbal wrap. One may think the pampering stops there, but why should it? This spa knows the importance of fully pampering its clients. Whether you have a big day or night coming up or you just want to be pampered some more, Prieto Select hair, make-up and manicure/pedicure

services will have you looking like a million bucks. The Spa at Trump truly helps you rejuvenate, reenergize and relax. Be sure to make a reservation and arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your appointment. This offers you their locker room and relaxation time in the lounge area. If you are unsure what treatment is best for you due to the many options, the spa reservation department will be more than happy to help you choose the perfect treatment. While New York City offers many exciting and upbeat activities, sometimes it’s nice to take time out of the day to relax. Luckily, there is a place that allows this to happen. The Spa at Trump prides itself in offering luxurious spa treatments to its guests while

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Co-starring in the Bravo television series, Million Dollar Listing, 26-year-old Luis D. Ortiz truly climbed the ladder of success when he got into the business of real estate. passion, Luis demonstrates that there may be something better out there to fall in love with.

know at this point who referred me, but one a call from a California number. They asked

damage.” Luis went on to take his licensing

had honestly been expecting the call!” A lot of other real estate agents were up for the

Growing up in Puerto Rico, Luis found himself wanting to do something more with and when he got the opportunity, he moved moved to New York City and put together his all the restaurant owners from 12th

doing things and creating something out of nothing.” With that motivation, Luis started Joining Luis in the television series, Million Dollar Listing, are Fredrik Eklund and Ryan

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They knew they were investing in something and someone that was going to make things

Ryan does a lot of deals uptown and Fredrik

twin brother!” the couch every night was not what Luis had

can get things done.”

apartment in the Financial District with two

work out the way he had hoped, he was able matter what the property is, Luis will look

up a divider and make it a two bedroom.” Even after being deceived and expecting a two bedroom apartment, Luis decided it was

getting it done and what comes afterwards.” anything is possible if you put your mind

Upon moving into his new place, the real estate agent who found the place for him things happen. You should try to do real estate.” After being highly disappointed with on Wall Street, and there were all these

Being a well-known real estate agent has its perks. Luis is now a co-star for the Bravo television series, Million Dollar Listing,

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ince the High Line opened in 2009, many real estate buyers have focused their hunt on “West Chelsea,” which is bounded by West 14th Street to West 30th and Ninth Avenue to the Hudson Associate Broker River. In a city desperate for more open spaces, nature loving New Warburg Realty Lsemino@warburgrealty.com Yorkers are thankful to have this beautiful urban garden in their community and proud that a structure slated to be torn down is now an exemplary park. The High Line is changing a once decrepit structure and old neighborhood into a brand-spanking new park and vibrant community. Since 1980, the elevated freight tracks of the High Line sat unused and were scheduled to be demolished. Luckily, in 1999, residents Joshua David and Robert Hammond formed Friends of the High Line to save the historic structure. The organization, with its celebrity-studded group of supporters, now raises funds to maintain and operate the park. According to the New York Times, 4.4 million people visited the High

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restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and nightlife venues have arrived in the wake of the High Line’s rebirth. Today, the High Line’s popularity has driven real estate prices sky high with new condos in West Chelsea commanding prices of $2,500 to $3,500 a square foot. “I want to have this exquisite garden in my community and see its vegetation from my apartment. I want to feel engaged with its atmosphere,” said a buyer currently looking in West Chelsea. Although the High Line is West Chelsea’s precious gemstone, the neighborhood is also becoming known for its new, posh private school, Avenues: The World School, where Suri Holmes is currently a student. The cost of a worldly education at Avenues is $43K a year. Wealthy New York parents are willing to pay a high price per square foot to be within walking distance from Avenues and of can soak up the modern art scene at West Chelsea’s popular art galleries, and joggers, bikers, and romantics can enjoy the waterfront at the

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Currently on the market is 455 West 20th Street, the Brodsky Organization’s conversion/ new construction combo which is located on a site sold off by the General Theological Seminary. This exclusive property offers 22 condos ranging from $2,260,000 for a 1BR, 1.5BA to $6,500,000 for a 3BR, 3BA. Here, buyers can choose from eight converted apartments located in the seminary’s West Building, four of which have private gardens. They can also choose from 14 newly constructed units built on the seminary’s former tennis court. The two buildings are connected by a modern glass lobby. The Real Deal that more than half of the 22 units are already in contract, including the $12.6 million penthouse. West Chelsea surely has many sought-after condominiums, including Jean Nouvel’s sleek 100 Eleventh Avenue. However, amidst all of the high-design residential buildings, there is still a real need for new condominiums, particularly ones with family-sized units. A positive trend is that by the end of 2014, there will be three new developments in West Chelsea. 508 West 24th Street, located between 10th and 11th Avenues, recently broke ground and is a 10-story condominium where 14 of the 15 units will be three-bedrooms. This building, featuring views of the High Line located just 15 feet away. On the same block, 560 West 24th Street is a modern, eight-unit condominium which is to be completed by the spring of 2014. Additionally, 153 10th Avenue, located near West 19th, is a 35-unit condominium offering a blend of smaller and larger apartments with a completion date set for the end of 2014. If you or your buyers can’t wait to live near the High Line, West Chelsea offers many of the following great condominium residences:

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With a voice reminiscent of Kathleen Turner and as beautiful as a Persian queen, Shohreh Aghdashloo has roared onto the Hollywood would be wrong. It was only through hard work and perseverance that she honed her one of the most beloved actresses on screen today. We sat down with her at a neighborhood café to discuss her new book, which details her life’s journey from her homeland through England to Los Angeles, her Academy Award nomination for House of Sand and Fog

that had nothing to do with my life at home, with my parents, which was beautiful, but not as meaningful as I wanted it to be.” The day came when he proposed to her, and she saw it as a sign to really pursue her acting career. Her opportunity came when her husband told her about an audition for the role of a British queen for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Upon completing her audition, she was of the workshop told her, “Congratulations little girl, you won the contest for playing the role.” This was the impetus for becoming a successful actress in Iran.

Shohreh’s graciousness. This was on display when our waitress at the café recognized and lavished attention on her. Rather than demur or be annoyed (as many Hollywood actors are wont to do) Shohreh basked in the attention: “It’s my reward when people recognize me in public. If people recognize me it means that they have connected with my character. It means that I’ve been convincing. They like us (actors) so if they approach us, it means that they want to tell us how much they love our work. And as actors, we should be appreciative instead of being rude to them.”

Shohreh was torn, but her desire for acting grew when she met a man who taught her all there was to know about live cinema. “For cinema is all about metaphors and symbols.” This became a whole new world, “a world

After graduation, a playwright friend of hers called her and said he had written a play with a lead role in it for her. She read it and immediately fell in love. “It was a political play,” she said. “It dawned on me that I don’t have to change my profession. I can still be an actress.” The play was put on stage for sold out. Once the United States heard about the play, they wanted to bring it to Los Angeles. When a riot broke out to see the play, she decided she wanted to live here, a place where people would break down the door to see her perform.

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Her love for people is evident and translated into her desire to be an actress. “I wanted to become an actress since I was seven years old.” Yet, her parents did not support her love of acting. They wanted her to go to Germany to become a doctor. That was the plan for her and her three brothers. “It was very popular to send your kids to England or Germany to become doctors,” she said.

the border, where “we were all claiming we were going to Turkey for vacation.” When she made it to London, she heard Margaret Thatcher give a speech which made her want to pursue politics instead of acting. “So I studied politics. I studied international relations. I committed myself to this for four years,” she stated.

Living in the United States proved to shower Shohreh and her second husband with new believing that there was no place for us in Hollywood; we’d have to create our own work. We’re both artists, and we could create from scratch - so we did,” Shohreh said. Her House of Sand and Fog, developed her English-speaking acting career in the United States. She was eventually nominated for an Oscar. Since then, she has X-Men, The Lake House, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and the TV series 24.

a new chapter in Shohreh’s life. She was faced with the dangers of living in Iran and the Prime Minister at the time had ordered all the airports to shut down. I thought this is it, they’re going to shut down all the airports and then they’re going to shut down all the borders until no one can leave, so it’s better if I drive out while the borders are still

Every day Shohreh is reminded of how blessed she is to be where she is now. It’s our favorite lines from the interview shows this bright light of her compassion: “It’s only in comparison that life becomes meaningful. When you see a hobo you see how lucky you are to have a shelter. When you see a sad face then you realize how fundamental it is to wear a smile. And all the time I make an effort to smile at people.” Her hard work and dedication have truly paid off, and the world

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By Phil Chan Produced By Joe Alexander New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Sara Mearns joined the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, to perform “A Dancers Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky.” The avant-garde work blended music with ballet, live animation, video, puppetry, and circus arts. Born in South Carolina, Mearns began training at age three and by thirteen she was being coached by former NY City Ballet prima ballerina Patricia McBride who danced under George Balanchine. An early test for her as a young dancer came was when she competed at Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition. “It was very challenging. I didn’t realize the competition would be so good. It encouraged me to up my game and to see what other young talent was out there. It gave me a different mental state and the drive to get to NY. I knew that I wasn’t going to be like those other girls; I needed to work harder.” yagp.org. It was through these trials that the as the driving force in her dancing. “When I was studying with Patty McBride, that’s when it really sunk in that the School of American Ballet and the Balanchine style is what I wanted to do. When she would teach us variations in class, there was a certain sense of musicality. You felt free. You felt happier. It feels good on the body. You don’t feel like you’re struggling or you’re not going to make it; I’m just going out and dancing.”

In continuing to push her boundaries Sara signed onto “A Dancers Dream” in collaboration with the Phil’s Music Director Alan Gilbert, Director Doug Fitch and Producer Edouard Getaz of Giants Are Small. The choreographer was Karole Armitage, who has been affectionately dubbed the “Punk Ballerina.” “I had met Karole through mutual friends and then I saw a performance of Armitage Gone! Dance downtown, and I thought it was really fun – Very punk rock. When I got attached to ‘A Dancers Dream’ and heard that she was going to do the project as well, I got very excited because I knew we would work well together. She has a background of working with Balanchine, she knows the style, she knows my dancing, and she’s a huge fan of New York City Ballet. We did a story ballet, so the steps had to correspond to the story. Her rep is really fun: You’ll be doing a classical step and then all of a sudden you will do something completely funky. You don’t really do that a lot at City Ballet.” The process of creating a new work pushed Mearns into developing her own points of view. “We are in the studio six hours a day for two and a half weeks. Every day is something new. I was able to work with Karole and the other artists to create this story. A lot of times it’s not about the steps – it’s asking, ‘who I am interacting with? Is it going to read well to the audience?’ I have never been able to do that before at this level, and put my opinions in there. The dancing thing is easy for me to get and to pick up - it’s creating the entire world around the story that was so exciting,” said Sara. nycballet.com/Dancers Sara Mearns in ‘A Dancer’s Dream ‘ at the New York Philharmonic

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The understated chic of the historic Village Latch Inn in Southampton made it a favorite of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, who championed both the preservation and restoration of the White House and the turn of the century “cottages” on the East End where she summered as child. Jackie admired the architecture of the Latch, which was built in 1901 and is attributed to the legendary architect Stanford White. Jackie wanted the buildings protected for future generations. In 1974, Marta and Martin White fell in love with this charming property in the Village of Southampton and bought it. The Whites shared Jackie’s vision of the conservation of The Latch, located at

greenhouse from the adjacent Merrill Lynch estate, and relocated them to the Village Latch. In doing this, the Whites saved these important structures from the fate of the Irving Hotel, which was burned to the

lawns and gardens. Originally, the property, boarded by tall privet hedges that to this day create a quiet oasis in the heart of the town,

new guest cottages where families continue to return generation after generation to enjoy “estate living” without the responsibility of ownership. Marta, an artist with a discerning eye, decorated the rooms with everything

Preservationists by nature, the couple also purchased the Terry Cottage, which was part of the former Irving Hotel across the street, as well as the homestead buildings and glass

did our part to help save the architectural authenticity of Southampton,” said Marta. The Latch’s illustrious guest list includes Anne Hathaway, Michel Kors, Sarah Jessica Kennedy, Al Gore and Joe Biden, who during their stays swam in the pool, played tennis on the Inns courts or walked to one of Americas most beautiful beaches. They

travels around the globe. The White’s have

spent over 40 years as responsible stewards of this unique property. With world class museums, restaurants, golf courses, vineyards and shops nearby its no wonder that the Village Latch has been a mainstay destination for Southampton’s visitors. Although it’s hard to say goodbye, the Whites are ready to pass the keys to The is a rare opportunity for a hotelier to develop a world-class resort and make a serious impact in the Hamptons,” said Martin. The property is listed with the Corcoran Group’s Esther Paster for 23 million. corcoran.com On July 14th the Latch will host a kick-off tea party for the Southampton Animal Shelter’s annual gala which will be held later in the month, bring your dog and stroll under the stately Elm trees between 4 and 6 pm. southamptonanimalshelter.com villagelatch.com 1-800-545-2824

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Chef Will Foden and Wine Director Jean-Luc Le Du recently re-crafted the menu at 83 ½, the farm-to-table Italian gem on the Upper East Side. Owner Vincenzo Mangiafridda’s previous culinary treasure served as the muse for his newest. The idea behind 83 ½ began to ferment in his mind while developing Gino’s Pizzeria, a 20-year-old beloved neighborhood spot, and in between trips to the family farm in Caccamo, Sicily. The heart and soul of Italian food is grounded in home cooking, and such intimacy is what makes 83 ½ special. The restaurant only seats 40 and patrons can observe the bustling kitchen from their tables or vie for the chef ’s counter kitchen. Regardless of where you sit, the owner is known for making everyone feel like family. The small, farm-to-table restaurant utilizes seasonal produce—a rare, but coveted trait within Manhattan’s dining landscape. The

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top it all off, the menu conveniently indicates which items are gluten-free, vegan, or containing nuts. We started with an array of Bareburger’s fried specialties: onion rings, zucchini sticks, French fries, and fried pickles alongside a couple of craft beers and creamy milkshakes. breading was soft with an aroma of herbs. reminding me of the delicious East Village boite that countless people rave about: Pommes Frites.

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GIOVANNI RANA: A TRUE TASTE OF ITALY BY ANNA RYAN Italy, best known for its impeccable pasta dishes, has made its way to New York City. With fresh, hand-made pasta, Giovanni Rana gives you a true taste of Italy. Not only does the menu capture the essence of Italy, the hand-picked artifacts transported from Italy enhance the Italian experience. Among making his hand-made pasta, 200 graters motorbike, on which he delivered his handmade pastas, hangs next to an exposed brick wall by the bar. The year 1962 was the beginning of this family owned and operated restaurant in Italy. Giovanni Rana began his career making fresh, hand-made pasta in his kitchen and created unique dishes to serve to the local residents. Giovanni Rana soon became well-known, and his brand caught on in New York City. Chef Giancarlo Perbellini, a family friend of the Rana family, and Chef Francesco Berardinelli keep the tradition of making fresh, hand-made pasta on a daily basis alive and continue in the search for new, how this fresh pasta is made, Giovanni Rana offers pasta classes for children every Sunday at 10 a.m. and adult pasta classes regularly. of appetizers, antipasti, pasta and more. offers guests an exceptional taste of fried

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