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19 Editor’s Note 27 Melissa Francis 78 Social Register 83 Getting to the Finish Line 88 Neal Shapiro

36 A Slice of Paradise in Flight

90 Anna Bergman

42 The Very Best of Hawaii

93 Sheldon and Margery Harnick 61

46 A Hawaiian Gem

112 Antwan Lewis

50 San Francisco – Home to All the Arts

115 Henry Hynoski

54 Naples and the Amalfi Coast

118 A Day in the Life of an Editor 46

57 German Cities of Art and Culture

128 No Call From Anna

61 The Greek Islands 65 Checking In 67 A Grand Majesty 71 An Alpine Charm




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121 Vic and Anthony’s

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123 Firebird

76 Amy Statuto

127 Restaurant Roundup

81 Woodward Properties

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102 Back to School With The Mom’s Code 99

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elissa Francis of Fox Business Network fame is a beauty. Well, obviously she is more than just good looking, with a degree in economics from Harvard and an ultra-popular show on the aforementioned channel, she is a genius too! All this adds up to produce a woman that is stunningly elegant and impeccably graceful. It is no wonder than that Melissa Francis is smoking hot. Beauty and brains – she’s got it all.

When I first sat down with her, I knew I was in for a treat. With a spotless office and flashing an enticing smile, we got down to business. What follows is an interview, which is playful, insightful and was a delight to do. Melissa promises to write for our November edition and come to our big bash (I’m holding her to it). I hope you enjoy the piece as much as I enjoyed meeting her!


Top photos: Money with Melissa Francis Left bottom: Melissa as a child actress Right bottom: Melissa with her husband Wray Thorn and their two sons, Thompson and Greyson

Resident (R): Tell me about the impetus of the book, how did it come about?

go to see Thomson and Greyson in plays at school and they will visit me at work.

Melissa Francis (MF): I always wanted to be a writer, and I always tried to write and send it around. They liked my writing style but the story arc was not up to scratch, so with this in mind I asked people for advice and they helped me to correct that, so then it


R: What did you do after college? MF: I went to Harvard, I majored in economics and I worked for the Chief

R: but you’ve been here a long time.

Maine and got a job at a local newsroom.

MF: been here since 2003 and just moved to the Upper East Side, with my husband and two

R: Tell me about your experience with Fox Business. MF: I love Fox, it incorporates many more viewers because it covers the intersection between Wall Street, Main Street and Washington. Everything that happens in

R: MF: It means you love the city and are committed to it. I always say I have two kids and they can walk out the front door and do whatever they want. Some people think it’s crazy here; it’s crazy for them but it’s perfect R: How is it to have kids in the city? MF: I love it because I feel like they have the opportunity to do so many things without driving a car; it just feels like we are all working together in this vibrant place. I often

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our own opinions. We have a segment called ‘Disagree With Me’, which is the story of the day and I argue with someone who thinks the complete opposite to me, and that type of show now is why I love news versus acting.

job and so on. It is much broader; it is more about how everything that happens in economy affects the individual and how it impacts job market. MF: I really enjoyed it all, but when I got to college I decided to go somewhere far (Harvard) so I couldn’t put one foot in the business. I did an internship when I was in loved acting but it was always someone else’s words and thoughts, whereas in news we use

R: Do you do write for the show? MF: Most of the show isn’t written. We will attack them. We write the facts of the situation that we are discussing but then it becomes a dialogue between guest experts

and ourselves. I will ask my team to search for facts and write it all up, but that just arms us for our discussion. R: Do you get any interaction from the public? MF: Yes, Twitter blows up a lot and they tell us their thoughts. It’s a great indicator. R: What kind of audience is it? MF: At 5:00pm we get a nice cross section of people, who have come home from work, we people watching. R: What is your typical day like? MF: Busy! I get the kids dressed and ready meeting, then it’s the one o’clock show, and at 10:15am I meet for my later show. R: How do you secure guests? MF: industry so I have good contacts; we put out feelers to see who wants to come on. We decide early in the morning who we are going to reach out to according to stories. We look at our phones before we do anything in the morning.

R: With kids, do you go out a lot? MF: I try to limit it to after 8pm on weekdays so I get them to bed and settled. My husband and I are true New Yorkers so we never stay in; there is always a lot of energy. We are always heading to the Lower East Side to check out the newest restaurants. On weekend nights we don’t usually take out the kids out, that’s really our time. R: How do you give back to New York? MF: My husband and I are involved in Youth

and running and advises how to survive in the long run. My husband is on the board and I always do their events. R: How is it to be a woman in the business? MF: media is all women, Maria Bartiromo was looked up to her in college. I feel like women R: Would you consider moving to another sector of news?


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Kennebunkport Resort Collection: A Fine Compilation Lush forests, soft sand and fresh air are all good reasons to spend time in Kennebunkport during warmer months, but Fall is an incredible time to visit as well. The crowds have dissipated, the leaves display their autumn brilliance and this coastal village of Maine is equal parts camp getaway and an escape even Henry David Thoreau would be proud of. Enter the Kennebunkport Resort Collection. With a mix of distinctive hotels, world-class restaurants and a top-notch spa, there’s a bit of everything for all guests. The properties provide convenient access to the oceanfront and the vibrancy of Dock Square — most have a historic architectural backdrop and all offer modern, sophisticated style. It can all be enjoyed for a trip of any length. This fall, there is a Wellness package being offered that is worth checking out. It will allow guests to do everything from hiking Maine’s back woods during Fall’s foliage splendor to trying the recently trendy SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding). Perhaps you’ll want to spend two nights at luxurious Hidden Pond, nestled within 60 acres of pristine forest, where this retreat includes roomy bungalows and cottages surrounded by soaring birch trees. Or, if the shoreline is calling you, head to The Tides Beach Club on three mile Goose Rocks Beach. Whichever your pleasure, your package includes a two nights’

stay at your choice of properties, three hours of wellness activities with your Personal Wellness Concierge, a Nutritious Snack Pack and healthy breakfasts each morning. This Summer Never Ends package is being offered 9/15 – 10/27, excluding Columbus Day weekend. Also to be enjoyed anytime of the year is the newly-renovated Kennebunkport Inn, which underwent a spectacular makeover of its common areas. In particular, its awardwinning restaurant One Dock is not to be missed. The menu offers a mix of creative, contemporary New England cuisine and traditional Maine favorites. From seafoodcentric dishes to simple small plates, the kitchen recognizes that some of the best produce and seafood is in its own backyard. With a prime location on Lower Village Kennebunk’s Chase Hill, the Grand Hotel

is the area’s newest boutique hotel. Offering sweeping views of the Kennebunk River and bustling town center, The Grand is near any number of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, The 17 cozy rooms offer chic, modern accommodations in the heart of the town – some with private balconies - giving you a bird’s eye view of the action. For a more secluded getaway, the Old Fort Inn is located just steps from the Atlantic Ocean in tranquil Cape Arundel. The guest rooms and suites at the Inn are built within a New England past of Kennebunkport, while new, modern touches like their Club House and full bar round out the guest experience. With the Kennebunkport Resort Collection, you can enjoy time away, your way. Visit



Four Seasons Hotel in Hawaii commands the full attention of even the most decorated traveler, and this is no less true in the case of the Four Seasons Hualalai. With a tropical climate all year round, this really is a hotel for all four seasons. Perhaps the most striking feature of the hotel is its number of pools; as many as seven! It

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is clear that the Four Seasons management here seeks to make the most of the sun and the famous Hawaii beach breeze. The King Pond is arguably the most attractive choice of the seven – although you can’t really go wrong with any choice. This pool is a natural, a 1.8-million gallon “aquarium” carved out of the natural lava rock, and you will never be

your ankles. The hotel enjoys this theme of naturally made pools, as the Ocean Pool is on the beach and this is where you can swim with turtles and enjoy the ocean without the in-your-face waves. There is, of course, a pool for the little ones too, with plenty of shade to protect from the Hawaii Sun.

When you want a change from the waterbased relaxation, try out the Spa, which offers a wholly unique experience. Their Spa is inspired by and at one with nature; the massage services are in a quiet outdoor retreat within the resort, surrounded by exotic plant life and under a traditional Hawaiian wooden shelter. Facials and body treatments

are, as expected, on offer in addition to all the standard Spa services. What makes this Spa unique, however, is its apothecary. This is the result of years of tradition and homemade remedies and therapies, all made from natural local ingredients, and so this Spa offers something that most Spas cannot. The Hotel offers a choice of excellent restaurants. Choose from three restaurants and two ocean-side lounges, with creative and the bounty of Hawaii’s farms and coasts. Enjoy tempting variety throughout the week,

from Tuscan cucina rustica and beachfront Polynesian pupus (appetizers). The pick of the bunch is probably the Beach Tree Bar and Lounge, which is set on the beach among palm trees; a perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. For the ultimate VIP treatment, all tables have their own personal waiter. Four Seasons in Hualalai gets the best out of Hawaii and will get the best out of you and your holiday. With the newly implemented to Hawaii, it has never been a better choice

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Hawaii’s Kohala Coast attracts tourists from around the world, which, in my opinion, is one of the key signs to a world-class holiday destination. A world class destination needs a world class resort and the Kohala Coast certainly has this in the shape of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. beach, and this resort is no exception. It is set adjacent to a crescent beach and clear blue waters; take advantage of this by reserving one of the hotel’s sun-beds, or by jumping on a jet ski to chop through the sunny waters. There may not be a better place to wake up to here at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. In addition to the beach, the resort is near to Waimea, and green pastures. Just forty minutes away area. While there, pay a visit to some of the islands most historic spots, such as Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church.

The Hotel itself offers the best that luxury could provide. Complete with 258 guestrooms and suites, a salon, and a spa, there is not much you can’t do. The more active visitors may enjoy the eleven tennis courts or the gym, while those looking to relax can make the most of the swimming, should they ever want a change of scenery from the beach. The hotel is, however, perhaps most famous for its golf course, which is up to USGA standards after being renovated recently. In addition, every Sunday there is a Luau on the beach with a traditional brunch and clambake. The “new” Mauna Kea Beach Hotel restaurants are designed with a creative combination of cultured international cuisine and fresh, local Kohala Coast ingredients

restaurants will satisfy your dinner-time without you needing to leave the resort, and whether you’re barefoot on the beach or all

dressed up with someplace wonderful to go. Perhaps the standout restaurant is the new golf clubhouse and restaurant, Number 3, created by John Hara Associates and Pro Shop by Procraft Heritage Creations. Be sure to try out Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar, which has an impressive exhibition kitchen and extensive wine program. With a resort like this, it is little wonder why Kohala Coast attracts the whole world. In a way, this resort creates a new world of its own in which to enjoy the pleasures of one of Hawaii’s most popular beaches. In every sense of the term, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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week of celebratory concerts and community performances, starting September 19, 2012. arts sustain us. Food (almost) too beautiful locally sourced, economically sustainable produce. For a bird’s eye view, visit the Ferry the building onto the Embarcadero and the Ferry Plaza with artisanal foods, produce and cooking demonstrations. Dining at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, Pier 1 on the Embarcaderro is a different way

spaciously airy environment. Executive Chef Diego Oka, a young Peruvian of Japanese roots, is also a professor in schools of cuisine in Peru, including the Pachacutec foundation school, which, under the helm of Chef Gaston Acuno, set up an institute to promote students with leading instructions from Peru and abroad. Oka’s food is exquisite, from the eponymous ceviches (get a sampler, to not miss any) to the anticuchas (traditional Peruvian grilled skewers, if brave, try the Corazon, or grilled beef hear with fried potatoes, Peruvian corn) and classic Peruvian dishes such as cilantro braised short ribs on top of cannellini beans, salsa criolla with rice and peas. The chichi morada (classic Peruvian drink of purple corn) is a kick.

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“See Naples and die,” is a famous quote. Truer would be “See Naples and come alive.” You know that pizza was invented in Naples, but you may not know its other art museums and palaces on a par with Versailles. And this city is a great jumping Mt. Vesuvius seems to loom no matter where you go. Fortunately, the volcano hasn’t erupted since 1944. The archaeological remains of its historical eruption in 79 A. D. are found at world-famous Pompeii and at Herculaneum. The remains of these outbursts reveal what it was like in ancient

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World Heritage sites, as are others nearby. If you don’t have time to visit them, head for the acclaimed National Museum of Archaeology. Some of the best treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum are here – statues, far larger than life; painted walls (frescoes) and exquisite mosaics. Much that was created in monumental ways back then is amazingly preserved. Pompeii is known for some very explicit art, as in “erotic art.” What were those Romans thinking? More to the point, what were they doing? That’s in Il Gabinetto Segretto, the Secret Room, should you dare or care to venture in.

Not too far away, at Piazza del Plebiscito, a early 1700’s. This in itself is reason enough to come to Naples. I saw “My Fair Lady” here in Italian. Take in ballet, concerts, and opera: Bizet’s “Pearl Fishers” plays in Naples has almost as many historical buildings as Rome. There’s only space to name a few. Even its Poorhouse, is extra entire block, and housed 8,000 in its day. It is about to be converted into an art gallery. It is not alone. Several buildings – formerly

for royalty -- hold great art and are open to the public. Capodimonte, a grand 18th century palace, set in a park, is home to the Farnese Collection. The famed “Girl with the Ermine” by Parmigianino is here. (It drew crowds at the Frick, a few years back.) Upstairs is just one of the many of “Mt. Vesuvius” that Andy Warhol painted. Here, too, you can admire works by Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio. Capodimonte and Caserta Palaces were both built for Charles, the Bourbon King of Naples, Sicily and Spain. Caserta, too, has great art and over 1200 rooms, many as regal occupants. See vestiges of Napoleon’s reign in the silk and gilded sofas and chairs. Elaborately carved ceilings and large expanses of marble are just the beginning. theatre. The back of the stage can open, so that the audience views the actual landscape outside. What a backdrop! Caserta’s gardens are exquisite and extensive. Horse-drawn carriages take you through the gardens past But homage must be paid to pizza. Pizza Margherita was created for Queen Margherita, in residence at Capodimonte, in 1899, when Italy

devised the thin-crust delicacy with the white and basil green. It all happened at Brandi’s. Today, pizzas still are made there, as they were then, in a large wood-burning oven. Guests dine at tables with linens and four cheeses get my vote, but you just can’t go wrong here. There’s even one called Donna

which you can reach by boat or ferry from air is clear, the charm great. There is plenty or cooking classes at Mama Agatta’s, overlooking the hairpin turns of the coast. The super busy summer season starts as early as June. Consider coming in fall (when they’re harvesting mushrooms and olives) or May (when all reopens.) Or visit smaller villages such as Adrani, Furore, Minori and Conca Do a day trip from Naples or while away a few days. Either option is breathtaking and well worth the visit. There is so much to do that you can become overwhelmed with all the options; take your time and do what is best for you. And while it is true that for

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ermany’s Magic Cities of Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich and Nuremberg are an alliance of 11 destinations comprising a wide spectrum of German art, culture and entertainment. Taking a trip to four of the Magic Cities, I discovered the baroque splendor of Dresden, the crafts of medieval Nuremberg, and the Frankfurt’s famed Museum Embankment. Dresden, the state capital of Saxony, is often called the Jewel of the Elbe for its striking Baroque architecture. Among the many cultural institutions lining the banks of the Elbe River in the city’s historic Old Town, of particular note are Royal Palace, and the Old Masters Gallery collection of extraordinary paintings. Every visitor to the Old Masters picture gallery ( wants to see the Sistine Madonna – Raphael’s iconic painting of the th

anniversary this year, the painting was the altarpiece in the Monastery of San Sisto in Piacenza, Italy art collection of the Elector of Saxony, Augustus III. The painting’s two mischievous cherubs have appeared on everything from posters to tableware, Postal Service.



along the embankment of the River Main ranging from the Modern Museum with the nickname “Tortenstueck” for its resemblance to a slice of cake, to Richard Meier’s Museum for Applied Art. There’s also the renowned Stadel Art Institute, which presents works by European artists from the 13th to the 20thcentury. When I stopped in, there was a Jeff Koons exhibition including the sculpture of Michael Jackson and Bubbles – much larger and gaudier than you’d expect, but for some reason, you can’t seem to take your eyes off of it. Next, there is the unique Museum of Communication housing various graphic collections and documents on the history of communication dating from the time of the Counts of Thurn and Taxis all the way to the age of modern telecommunications.

of cinema. Some interesting items in the permanent collection include the original Alien monster, movie costume sketches, and Maximillan Schell’s Best Actor Oscar for “Judgment at Nuremberg”. The in-house art cinema presents up to three screenings every day (except Monday). There are special exhibitions per year, and currently until Oct 14, 2012, there’s one devoted to not want to explore it all, but there’s sure to be something among the 23 to pique your

Further down is the German Architecture and beside it is my favorite, the German Film Museum. This museum features a variety of interactive exhibits from the world

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If you like stunning islands, superb cuisine and the most gorgeous water on the planet, Greece calls. Don’t let the headlines deter you - not only is September the perfect month to go, the islands are thriving. Recent visitors Brad and Angelina, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Ethan Hawke and Tom Hanks agree. You’ll find pristine beaches, magnificent terrain and warm, friendly people.

First, see remarkable antiquities at Athens’ New Acropolis Museum followed by lunch at esteemed Chef Christoforos Peskias’ trendy eatery, P Box. Then head out to the islands. Each offers its own unique treasures. A short flight or scenic ferry ride make island hopping easy. Here are some highlights.


NAXOS: Naxos, largest of the Cyclades islands, near Santorini, boasts great food, a diverse landscape and some of the best beaches in Greece. Each village has its own specialty dishes, grown from crops in family gardens passed down through generations. Here I discovered the amazing variety of Greek cuisine. Every meal I had was exceptional. A standout was Faros, fronting the sea, where owner Niko, a Koronos, for delectable lamb, tastiest zucchini pie, the freshest greens, cheese and bread, local wine and an array of delicious edibles. Visit the charming mountain village of Apiranthos where you’ll glimpse women crocheting, and men sitting about drinking citron, Naxos’ famous green liqueur. Sample vissino, the traditional sour cherry dessert at Leftheris. The luxurious 4 star Naxian Collection is the place to stay, with spacious villas and suites, stylish white marble interiors, jacuzzis, private pools and expansive terraces overlooking the sea. The want to take the regional gastronomy home. Take a boat excursion to Schinoussa, the small island frequented by wealthy ship owners, to swim, lunch and loll with the fabulous. With a lively waterfront dotted with cafes and tavernas, an ancient town with a duke’s palace and castle, the Temple of Apollo, pearly white beaches like Plaka and St. Prokopios, - Naxos is an island worth visiting.

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Famed for exquisite sunsets, dramatic cliffs and stunning views of the blue Aegean and a volcanic caldera, Santorini, with its white washed houses, may be the most romantic place in the world. It’s a veritable paradise for honeymooners, couples and those who love gorgeous surroundings with glamorous habitués. The caldera’s steep cliffs tower more than a thousand feet above sea level, to spectacular effect. Choice hotels, ideally situated atop rocky promontories, offer panoramic vistas.

The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort at Costa Navarino in Messina, southwest Peloponnese, is set amidst a lush landscape of olive groves and indigenous trees, with views of the Ionian Sea. This

Enjoy a languid sail around the island with Captain Ted of Santorini sailing. Check out the red and black beaches and the ancient Minoan ruins at Akrotiri. Like most, you’ll probably spend your days luxuriating in your hotel pool against the backdrop of nature’s splendor. The stylish Grace Hotel, high on a cliff in the town of Imerovigli, is a perfect love nest replete with luxurious décor and suites with private terraces and plunge pools. Known for its prime vantage point for best views of the famed sunsets, the hotel also boasts an excellent restaurant where I dined under the stars on sublime sea bass moussaka. The northernmost part of the caldera, the town of Oia, feels like living in the sky. Perched impossibly high up, with chic cave-like suites splashed with lilac and fuchsia fabrics, Perivolas Hotel oozes understated luxury. With expansive terraces, a superb restaurant ride takes you to The Hideaway, a four bedroom luxury villa on your own island with secluded beach and all the amenities of a 5 star hotel. After dark the action is in the chic bars and restaurants along the moonlit caldera where the glitterati pass the night. Savor a divine dinner of Mediterranean fare on Ambrosia’s balcony for the best view on the island. Relish the moment; you’re on top of the world.

activities and guaranteeing guests a sensational stay. Its beautifully are ideal for relaxing and viewing the magenta sunset – followed by a dip in the sea. Facilities include Anazone Spa, using oleotherapy, and Greece’s Langer. You may prefer wine making or cooking lessons in Messinian homes. Explore medieval castles and the remarkable Palace of Nestor, from Homer’s Iliad. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, yachting, diving and my favorite – snorkeling the clear blue waters of Proti island above a sunken ship. The Westin Costa Navarino, geared to the family experience, shares facilities with The Romanos. watering steak at Flame, and otherworldly octopus, calamari, and cocktail serenaded by a bluesy sax on Anax terrace was picture outdoor cinema were unforgettable.

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POSEIDONION: Cobbled streets, horse drawn carriages, beautiful beaches, lush greenery, very few cars and a lovely marina make Spetses utterly charming. The glamorous landmark Poseidonion Grand Hotel on the main street, replete with Asian Spa and pool, is a true gem. Luxurious rooms and suites, exquisitely styled, offer balconies opening to the Saronic Gulf with views of yachts and water taxis passing. Renowned chef Chris Peskia’s culinary creations on the hotel’s legendary veranda are pure artistry. The Japanese restaurant, Freud Oriental, is outstanding and not Poseidonion is a favorite haunt of creative types, high society, royalty, and the fashionable well heeled set.

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After my fabulous excursion to Greece, I decided to take advantage of Turkish Airline’s stopover in Istanbul, as many travelers do, before I headed home. First I visited Topkapi Palace and ogled the famed jewels, then headed to the former home of the Ottoman Sultans, the opulent 5 star Ciragan palace suites and exquisite rooms fronting the water. It’s not surprising that Madonna, Oprah and at their signature restaurant Tugra, I knew this was one glorious trip.

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Located on West 37th Street, the Strand Hotel exudes a sense of style and sophistication; and a winner in my book for anyone seeking a midtown hotel stay nearby to the Fashion District or Times Square.

Paying homage to the fashion district, the hotel’s lobby, small but stylish, is adorned with cool colors and artistic photographs pulled directly from the pages of fashion magazines, exuding an air of retro sophistication. The 177 rooms, small but clean, were well equipped with all the modern amenities including an iPod docking station and complimentary Wi-Fi. The bed linens were 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, bathrooms were clean and the showers small, but with the perfect water pressure (always important in my Their restaurant, The Strand Bistro, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a trendy take on American dishes under the direction of Executive Chef Kelvin Fernandez. Romantic, chic and very fashionable, the restaurant’s décor is quite eclectic, using iconic fashion images, bold colors and a beautiful aquarium to set its tone. Offering a seasonal menu inspired then moved onto the double cut pork chop with apricot chutney. This hard to come by and a its great spot to dine whether or not one is a guest of the hotel. The Strand Bistro also houses an extensive selection of wines and specialty cocktails. But perhaps what sets the Strand Hotel apart from others in the area is its spectacular rooftop bar and lounge; Top of the Strand. Looking to impress an out-of-towner? Take them New York City with amazing views of the Empire State building. Weekend nights come alive with entertainment this rooftop scene on a Sunday evening, when a very cool DJ was spinning R&B classics and current hits. The crowd, a mix of hotel guests and young urban locals, were dancing to cool beats while the gem of NYC, The Empire State Building,

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Thatch cottage sleeps 4, it has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private veranda. Its garden is the beach, which can be seen from any part of the house through the low windows, and the high ceilings almost belie its cottage status. The Master bedroom features a king size bed, walk-in closet, and en-suite master bath with large Jacuzzi tub and rainforest shower. Sea Grape Cottage and Cocoplum cottage do not differ in anything other than appearance; the deciding factor is therefore down to personal preference, although there is no way you can go wrong with any of the three. Almond cottage is the only one that can be separated into its own bracket. This is a garden-view cottage that sleeps 6, making this the best option for families travelling in the four by fours.

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The said exclusivity and the independent nature of the stay at Cotton Tree should not be mistaken for isolation or loneliness; on the contrary, the concierge is on hand to facilitate your experience of the island and will make the appropriate arrangements for car rental, dry cleaning, horseback riding, and virtually anything else t is within their power. While these are big gestures that no doubt contribute to a worry-free vacation, it is sometimes the slightest touches that make welcome drinks, to complimentary essentials boutique is meticulous to the last detail, all to maximize the vacation experience. As far as dining is concerned, personal chefs can cook for guests in their own kitchen from an ever-changing and diverse menu. A

tempting opportunity, of course, and one worth taking given the caliber of the chefs; the newest member of the culinary team years experience in the Hospitality Industry, is one of Cayman’s most renowned chefs. As the Past President of Cayman Culinary Society and Director of the Caribbean Culinary Federation, Keith is the Manager of the Cayman Islands National Culinary Team. However, even the staff at Cotton Tree will tell you that a visit to one of the nearby restaurants is an absolute must-have on the bucket list. Perhaps the two most popular places are Ristorante Pappagallo and Vino Veritas. The former is an authentic Italian restaurant fusing the best of old and

new world of Italian cuisine. The menu changes regularly under the watchful eye of Chef Steven Wagner and there are Italian and Caribbean dishes available to suit all palates. The latter offers a wide selection of European and New World Wines, with wine connoisseurs on hand to give recommendations. The Caribbean is arguably the most relaxing destination in the continent, if not the world. To fully revel in this aspect, guests can unwind with a full range of world class spa treatments in the secluded spa pavilion and outside shower nestled among the sea grape trees just a few feet away from the Caribbean Sea. For the more active visitors,

studio located at Cricket Square in the heart of George Town, Grand Cayman. Their fully equipped Pilates apparatus room is the only one of its kind in the Cayman Islands, complete with an array of Pilates equipment and a training room with weights and cardiovascular exercise programs. It is probably fair to say that it would be easy to stay on this resort for the entire vacation, and while the trip would still be worthwhile, visitors are advised to see

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If you don’t want to sweat too much, biking is also a good choice for exploring the generous views that the mountains had to offer. I picked an easy trail to the Woody Creek. Because it was mainly downhill, I got to enjoy the speed and wind yet still catching all the beautiful sights of the creek, waterfall, mountains and residences. No matter it’s looking up to the sapphire sky or looking down the valley just steps off the trail, I rejoiced like a school kid. The adventure that I’m most proud of is paragliding. Although I hesitated, I was reassured that a seasoned pilot would be was that I was in a truck climbing up the bumpy hill. After spreading the glider on the ground and adjusting all cords, my pilot stood behind me and buckled my seats to his suit. Now the only thing we needed to do was wait for the wind. “Three-Two-One!” he shouted. We started running downhill and before I knew it, we were already in the air. If only words can express

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complicated machine, just a helmet and two manual controls in each hand for pulling the cords, paragliding is truly an activity to reconnect with nature. Suddenly the world was clear. There was nothing in between the wilderness and me. For me, that moment of taking in all the breathtaking views while gliding above the valley was a life changing experience. The fear of falling from the sky was gone; instead, it was the ecstasy of being free and alive! After an active day, what could be more satisfying than a good meal? Restaurants in Aspen surely won’t let you down. To name a few, Cache Cache and Above the Salt are famous for their aesthetic courses in French and Italian style; Kenichi is loved for their innovative Japanese dishes. Their eel sushi wrapped with avocado and topped with a thin piece of strawberry was very impressive. The sour sweet juice of strawberry teased the taste buds while contrasting the texture slice. My favorite

restaurant was Brexie Brasserie, which is on dangling from the ceiling, Brexie serves guests with traditional French cuisine in an intimate ambience. The taste of their Boeuf Bourguignon was phenomenal. No complicated plating, just a simple hot stew onion, carrot and potato boiled till soft. Take in a spoonful of a little bit of everything with the warm soup and let yourself give in to the richness of it. It’s everything a traveler could ask for; it felt like home again. Besides food, Aspen is also a paradise of wine. Try wine tasting at IWM Cellars by Italian wine merchants. The servers were very knowledgeable and made good recommendations of how to pair up your wine with dishes. My favorite match is

Camembert with Chacra Pinot Noir from Argentina. The subtle nature of pinot paired with the creamy Camembert. As a mountain town with a highly developed commercial center, Aspen has everything for galleries, jewelry shops, boutique stores and

of the city and showed me nature at its best. I became relaxed, inspired and fully say goodbye, not to the lovely mountain, to the lovely valley, nor to the lovely people. I again. Maybe in wintertime, and let myself bewitched again by their alpine charm.

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Fabulous NYC fall finds By Amy Statuto

I met Brooklyn based Flavor Paper at NYC’s International contemporary furniture fair and immediately fell in love with their product! Flavor paper produces wallpaper both hand screened and digitally printed. All of their papers use water based inks or eco-solvents to be as green as possible (a huge plus in my book!) And because Flavor Paper is produced to order, you have the option to interchange colors and grounds with handscreened wallpaper and can choose scale and colors for digital wallpaper. They also allow you to customize your own paper. Your options are endless! What more could you ask for?! For more information visit

NYC based acupuncturist and healer Shari Auth from the Auth Method has come out with fabulous new scented into the space where it is burned. And better yet, as it burns the melted wax is designed to be used as a massage oil. Romantic candle light + energy healing + massage oil = all you need for that perfect night in. For more information visit Or e-mail

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CB2 has teamed up with the Novogratzs, the design team behind the hit show Nine by Design to create a line of unique home furnishings. I love their new “Family” rug! It’s a the right amount of color to brighten up any room. For more information visit

This has been a long time favorite of mine for years. This fabulous credenza was designed by Oscar De La Renta and comes in 13 high red, new for fall, takes the cake! In addition to the fabulous color options I love the hardware on this piece. It For more information visit

This cocktail table is one of my new favorites. I love the clean lines and the combination of the lacquer base, available in a wide variety of colors, with the stone top. But my favorite part of this table is the image underneath. The image, seen on the bottom of the actual image is mounted under the smoked mirror on the bottom. And the best part yet….you can choose your own image! To the trade only

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By Alexander Berki What was once considered uptown, Washington Square still holds many of its characteristics from the days when New York’s upper crust first began to build their modest, simple, but large, townhomes on its boarders. With the beginning of the industrial boom and the immigration populations growing everyday, the slums and rift raft of old New York’s downtown was swiftly moving uptown. To escape the crowded streets and those people who were considered to be, for a lack of a better term, “common,” society began to look for refuge in the uncharted wilderness above 14th Street. At the time few people lived above 14th street and the undeveloped land was then considered to be the country, consisting of mostly farmers. A change would come with the woman Edith Wharton believed had, “characteristic independents.” Mary Mason Jones, who was fictionalized as, “Old New York’s Dowager Empress, Catherine Manson Mingott,” in the “ The Age of Innocence,” was the first of her set to develop a fashionable home in the “inaccessible wilderness near the Central Park.” Known as Marble Row, Jones commissioned architect Robert Mook to erect an elaborate collection of adjoining houses in the French Renaissance style on an inherited plot of property along Fifth Avenue between 58th and 57th Streets. In Edith Wharton’s immortalization of Jones and her “Marble Row,” she wrote, “It was her habit to sit in a window of her sitting–room on the ground floor, as if watching calmly for life and fashion to flow northward to her solitary doors. She seemed in no hurry to have them come, for her patience was equaled by her confidence. She was sure that presently the hoardings, the quarries, the one–story saloons, the wooden green–houses in ragged gardens, and the rocks from which goats surveyed the scene, would vanish before the advance of residences as stately as her own—perhaps (for she was an impartial woman) even statelier; and that the cobble–stones over which the old clattering omnibuses bumped would be replaced by smooth asphalt, such as people reported having seen in Paris.”

houses with the exception of Leonard Jerome’s Mansion on the Corner of 26th and Madison. Built in 1859, the mansion featured a mansard roof, in the Second Empire style, a private ballroom and a unique feature of a 600 seat private theater.

Once the fashionable flow of the Gilded Age reached the East 30’s the farmland now known, as Murray Hill, became the start of architectural one-upsmanship. Starting the trend of the 5th Avenue palaces was A.T. Stewart. On a plot of land on 5th Avenue and 34th street, directly across from the reigning queen of society Mrs. Astor, the department store mogul commissioned architect John Kellum to build a mansion in the Second Empire style, the fashionable style of the day. Built to suit the Stewart’s newly established wealth, the mansion received such a buzz that crowds would gather in front of the home and gossip about its “unapologetically pretentious” exterior with its excessive use of marble and collection of styles. Few had seen the interior but it was said to be, “ plain, cold and, severe.” It wasn’t until society reached the area near the central park, as Mary Mason Jones predicted that the Palaces became As the grid of Manhattan laid itself out northward, Old New York, architecturally significant. steeped in its tradition, never veered far from the Washington Square branches of Fifth and Madison Avenues. The newly Today the Vanderbilt family is immersed in NYC history, but fashionable style of the Brownstone began to cover the city in a during the beginning of the Gilded Age they were seen as “new cold chocolate hue. First in the high teens, then up to the east 20’s money,” and Caroline Astor was not going to entertain the likes where the residential tide had reached Madison Square. The area of company so close to their humble beginnings. So to prove that became an aristocratic one and mostly consisted of Brownstone row it was time for the Vanderbilts to be welcomed into society Alva

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Vanderbilt collaborated with Richard Morris Hunt and created the Petit Chateau at 660 5th Avenue, as the proper house of her branch of the Vanderbilt family. The home was built in the French Renaissance style and created an architectural frenzy. Because the Petite Chateau was seen as the great swan song of the great New York City mansions. It was well balanced, had the perfect blend of historical influence and decorative restraint. To open her house Alva threw a great ball in honor of her best friend Consuelo Yznaga, the Duchess of Manchester. The party was the most anticipated party of the day and the greatest social coup ever to take place in New York. In planning her great party Alva purposely did not invite Mrs. Astor, because of social customs Alva was not allowed to call on New York’s queen because she had not yet called on Alva. This forced Caroline into a wall. Because her daughter so wanted to attend the party Caroline Astor sent her footman to the Petit Chateau with her calling card. This small piece of paper that read nothing more than “Mrs. Astor” said that the Vanderbilt’s were now part of society. The erecting of the Petit Chateau was so successful that 5th Avenue in the East 50’s would come to be known as Vanderbilt Row.

become the home of Rockefeller Plaza. Further up 5th avenue, the enormous chateau built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II dominated the street. The home was not significant in its style however it was the largest of kind with 130 rooms and took up almost the entire block. The home would later be tore down and its décor donated to the Met Museum. The palaces of 5th Avenue would continue to rise along the grid and with the commercial rift raft of NYC swiftly moving uptown they would then fall. Few of the homes still stand today but, remnants of them are sprinkled about, breaking from the tradition of the glass high rises of today, as they broke from the tradition of

Various pictures of Marble Row A portrait of Mary Mason Jones

William Henry Vanderbilt would build the Twin Palace at 640 5th Avenue. Two adjacent mansions in the Italianate style housed the heir to the Commodore’s fortune and the other housed two of his married daughters. The mansions would later be torn down and



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A Man as Great In the mind of New Yorkers, there are few institutions that have as much gravitas and dignitas as WNET Channel 13. Even for this curmudgeon, I remember, with fondness, watching Sesame Street and Nature (which is actually produced by Channel 13). The station only brings fond memories. But the truth of the matter is that it had become staid - as up-to-date as a typewriter. That has all changed with the hiring of their new President and CEO, Neal Shapiro. With his many years at NBC he has brought a renewed sense of purpose; infusing this great institution with energy and passion. He sat down with us to talk business and the improvements he has ushered in.

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as his Institution Resident (R): What does it mean to be New Yorker? Neal Shapiro (NS): It means living in the most exciting city in the world, there is nowhere else like it. I grew up in Albany and I dreamed of living in the city. When I used to read the New York Times as a kid I would see pages and pages on Broadway and even then I couldn’t wait to live here. R: How did you get into the business? NS:

productive now. We are more technological savvy and we built a new studio in Lincoln control. When people give us money I want to ensure that they get the best resources on screen and cut out anything that gets in the serve the public. R: What are the challenges you have faced in fundraising different?

I was executive producer of Dateline Division and I was there for 13 years

R: NS: interview at WNET and they asked me what I think of the channel and I said I had always admired it but I said it’s a little like visiting older relatives, you go to the opera but then

R: what other shows have you brought in? NS: I changed movies to Saturday night, and I did promos which were great fun. We have done more independent movies and short movies locally made, we brought an art show called Sunday

between smart interviews and great stories because we think local news is a great angle. The more important issues like education, health care, poverty and infrastructure, aren’t covered on a very informational basis. We want to tap in to all the talent in New York.

nights a week and no other news show had done that. This experience for

a very busy time for me up until Hurricane Katrina.

if it’s on our air they know it’s good. Sesame Street has given a good childhood memory to PBS.

we will be sharing content with other stations. We hope to make a monthly

NS: It was an interesting time. Looking back, I think people would say I worked in the golden years of

back to the 20th anniversary celebration at Dateline and it was great! People said I was the best boss they ever had, and we were doing things then that people had never done before. Afterwards, I was promoted

NS: Well, there is a half not watching, but that means there is a half that does. There is

and then we moved it to primetime. We


News of the Day plus the long form

R: And how do they view it?

NS: I think radio is doing better at the is cheaper to do so you can do a lot more with it for the same amount of money, and the other advantage for a lot of people is that you get an audience at drive-time in the morning and evening. I think public media is great on both sides. Laura Walker, who runs worrying about content and raising money. I think when TV does things the experience is moment on TV but not so much on radio. Pictures and words together are a powerful combination. R: How do you keep in touch with New Yorkers?

the diversity of the city, and then they said that’s right!

NS: In one sense it’s impossible because it’s a gigantic market, but the ways you can are

R: you brought to the station?

form links with other parts of the community

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Yorkers view public TV.

R: You have a program that helps high NS: The high school dropout crisis is one of the biggest crises in the nation, barely 50% of kids graduate! That number is astonishingly low and we need to raise awareness for that nation. New York is at the fulcrum for that, so we will do an informational telethon on Saturday, September 22nd. Every half hour, we will highlight different organizations that help to alleviate the dropout rates. People can donate money, or offer to be a volunteer chance to reach many, many people that they normally could not. R: Is there a new development for next year, a sneak peak? NS: Well we are celebrating our 50th next year so one thing we are doing is digging the best of ‘50s, ‘60s and so on. Every day we

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Sheldon and Margery Gray Harnick are New Yorkers, through and through. In appreciation of this fact, they have created a testament to their love affair. With poetry by Sheldon and pictures from Margery The Outdoor Museum – is their passion

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MGH: No, not necessarily. We just had fun doing something that is beautiul.

R: Have you worked on any other books?

This regal pair sat down with me in their tony upper west side apartment to discuss their newest project. I hope you love the piece, as much as I loved their book! Resident (R): What was the inspiration for the book? Margery Gray Harnick (MGH): I always take my own photographs and use them as a point of departure. After I got my Nikon camera I couldn’t stop shooting

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SH: I’m originally from Chicago and when I graduated from Northwestern I contributed songs to the student revue. There was a disc jockey there called Dave Garroway. I met him and asked him if there was any chance of being a writer on his show. He said they were moving to New York and if there is any hope of being in entertainment then I MGH: I am from Sunnyside in Queens. At seven, I sang on a radio program at NBC then went onto CBS. Later, I got into the High School for Performing Arts and from that moment on my life has always been in the theater. It was only when I got married that I started doing TV work.

different categories that I was drawn to and this point of departure just got wider and wider, so I showed the pictures to Sheldon and he thought it was like poetry. Sheldon Harnick (SH): We called our friend, Jane Lahr, she has a literary agency and thought the photos were wonderful. She was excited because the pictures were from New York and there was a market for that. So, I wrote poems with them, we hired a designer who did a great job.

R: What does it mean to be a New Yorker?

SH: We feel very privileged to be in New York. New York is full of culture and has these extraordinary museums, which are

MGH: No we haven’t. I’ve been in the theater all my life and I’m an artist, but this is entirely new for me.

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world. I’m not dealing with a material world. I have to go beyond. The artist is not in the present tense; he’s like behind a door – hard to explain. When I go to a museum, things reach out to me. The artist has to be in constant contact with the past, present and future. You know it intuitively.

Maxine: Were you napping? P: Yes. When I’m painting, I cycle on and off. Once I’m into a painting, I never know much – going into it. So I’m constantly thinking of it, all absorbing. Every minute I’m working on it, every decision, for color, brush stroke – minutes go into hours. The ‘creative process’ – can’t be doing other things – I’m in another

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What fun it would be to pack up the kids and take a ride Upstate NY to one of the many farms to go apple picking. Well, you’re in luck because now is the perfect time to take advantage of the great weather ahead of us, the beautiful scenery and a great time to be had with the family. If you’ve never been then you don’t know what you’re missing. This is a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with the kids teaching them about how we get our produce and how man and nature has provided us with an abundance of food. Yes, this is your “green” moment too; stressing the importance of taking care of our environment and when we do the rewards we reap. Ok so enough of my soap box. Just pack up the kids, the dog too and pack a picnic lunch and head upstate. This time of year you can choose from end of the season tomatoes, further into the season raspberries and of course as October approaches the pumpkins will be ready to harvest. There are many farms to choose from that along with harvesting crops, you can go on a hay ride, visit their gift shop or dine at their casual restaurant. Check out the website or just Google pick apples,

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Let’s Go Back to School With The Mom’s Code By Eileen Wacker

We are now in the throes of back to school. I can now see I will survive summer vacation, but fall is at our doorsteps and all the pressures of balancing work, school, marriage and health come back to life. I face so many challenges as a married mom of four, trying to build a company. I’m having dreams of back to school nights, sports and activity sign-ups and orientations, electronics policing, earlier enforced bedtimes, and getting up and on time. Then we get into our routine. We just never have a dramafree week. Forgotten meds, wrong shirt on school sports. It’s a constant game of cat and mouse. When my phone rings and certain numbers crop up, I’ll cringe but answer. Because I am a Mom. There are too many “little catches” I make that cannot be explained in an instruction letter. I am not a creature of habit – I am a “catcher” by habit. I catch everyone’s problems and stresses. I am the absorber of stress. And when I answer the phone, there is always an issue requiring immediate attention.

“The Mom’s Code” I’ve heard of a “man code” many times. Okay I get it, there are some unwritten rules that should be adhered to if you are a standup guy. I, for one, am a stressed-out working mom and I believe a “Mom’s code” could help us all. An important issue: working moms versus stay-at-home moms and could “the code” apply to both. I was a stay-at-home mom for 6 years. I left the work force when my oldest, at the time three and a half, needed open heart surgery. Then we ended up moving to Seoul, South Korea when we had four So I was a stay-at-home wife and mom and did not know if I would ever go back to the workforce. I was wildly busy trying to keep a sane life, living a foreign country. Now, back in the US for the past several years I have been trying to establish a business and I work non-stop as it is just getting off the ground. As a stay-at-home mom I wore a ponytail most days because I could squeeze in a rinse

off shower but blow-drying took too much time. And I was in better shape because I got to work out. Working moms really struggle with making enough time to work out so they are constantly trying to shed that extra few pounds. Stay-at-home moms have to shed a few pounds because we eat our kids’ food. Moms’ stress shows up as bitten and chipped up. I guess the bottom line is stay-at-home and working moms are stressed out and largely about the same things, so we can all agree to one code? Life is Challenging, Kids are Non-Stop, Let’s Let’s All Agree to: Uˆ“ˆÌÊ̅iÊ>“>Ê À>“> U->ÛiÊiÀÊ7…i˜Ê-…i½ÃÊ ÀœÜ˜ˆ˜} ULˆ`iÊLÞÊ>Ê œ˜‡ œ“«ï̈œ˜Ê >ÕÃi UiÌÊ>ʏœÌÊœÀiÊ7ˆÀi`Ê>ÃÊœ“à U œÕÀˆÃ…ÊœÕÀÊ-œÕÃÊ܈̅ʈÀÃÊ ˆ}…ÌÊ"ÕÌ U >˜`Ê/œ}i̅iÀÊ>}>ˆ˜ÃÌÊœ“Ê/œÀ“i˜ÌœÀà U1ÃiÊ œÕÀÊ >ÌiÃÊ ÌœÊ …i«Ê ÕÃÊ Ài“i“LiÀÊ Ì…iÊ 7œ“i˜Ê7iÊÀi



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It is time to think outside the sandwich? By Margaret E. Hyde

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Know Your School’s Policy

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First and most importantly is to know your school’s policy.

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There isn’t a national school policy or protocol dealing with food allergies. Policies can vary from school to school or even from homeroom to homeroom. You need to make sure that you check with your child’s teacher and/or principal before you pack containing cow’s milk, peanuts and tree nuts are among the most common food allergies for children and also the ones most common allergens that may be an issue are egg, soy, wheat and seafood.

up with more fun and nutritious lunches that may even great substitutes. They are high in protein and healthy fats and can be eaten with vegetable sticks such as carrots, celery, bell peppers or baked pita, beet or sweet potato chips. There are also lots of variations of hummus and bean dip including roasted red pepper, roasted beet, sun dried tomato, spinach and feta. Equally appealing and healthy are wraps and kebabs. You can add your child’s favorite fruit along with a protein like chicken for a fun to eat kebab. My favorite substitutes for dairy based condiments are honey mustard and bbq sauce. You can also use tahini sauce for a peanut butter like taste on a wrap or for dipping a kebab.

Try a Bento Box in children’s lunches and try something new, it is hard to tell if they are really eating if their lunch is packed in disposable a meal in a container with small compartments for each prefer to use small stainless steel containers. Using these reusable containers is more sustainable for the environment and allows you to see what your child is really eating.


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New York State fruit and New York City, thanks to the late John Lindsay, is known worldwide as The Big Apple. Thousands of families not only like to sink their teeth into the crunchy pulp of a big, red apple, but they like to get them as fresh and delicious as possible. From late summer through mid-fall they trek out of the canyons of New York to nearby farms catering to would-be migrant laborers who enjoy the fresh air and the family fun of picking apples directly from the tree. For children it is not only a bonding experience with parents and siblings, but a fun day in the country and the ability to see where their food actually comes from. Some apple farms also have a variety of other produce-peaches, several varieties of berries, tomatoes-that are available for picking as well. There are farms that allow visitors, especially children, to get up to and close with animals such as milk cows and sheep. Several of the farms are relatively close to Manhattan and make for a great ride and day how they charge. Some, provide paper bags in a variety of sizes and charge by the bag. Others do so by the pound. Most are free of

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Our readers know that we are admirers of Rosanna Scotto to Julie Chang, we love all of

He graciously sat down to enlighten us about who he is, what he thinks of our fair city and very happy to introduce him to you and are glad to announce that he will be attending our big bash in November! Read and enjoy – he was a lot of fun to interview!

eight years then to Phoenix for four, which I R: how did you get into journalism?




was frustrated with me because I asked too many questions; not to be obnoxious, but

I went home and told my mother that the teacher said I should be a reporter; I started

Resident (R):

Antwan Lewis (AL): I am a news reporter assignment beat; covering whatever is going

dream by going to Norfolk State University and studying mass communications and journalism at Regent University, which is in

hard news like a house explosion, which I

tell someone from Staten Island that their

On another note, when I can go to a soul food restaurant, look around and see that 80% of an Italian restaurant and see the diversity and the blending of different cultures – that R: AL: west side was a little bit more relaxed, a little to speak to the little bit of me that is still a

when someone is out sick, on assignment or R: R: assignments?

AL: I live right next to the west side bike

AL: and our producers, however if we enterprise something, we can report on something of

nervous about that! I love Sunshine Cinema

in-day out stuff occupies most of your time; you have to really plan your own story well R:



AL: I work with the United Negro College

work on them – do some research – and out I am live reporting, constantly from early as

I started my career through an internship; I was able to start in my hometown of Norfolk,

learned and eventually they let me go out

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Giant By Christopher A. Pape

To be a professional football player takes skill, grit, determination and an unbridled love for the game - all of which Henry Hynoski, the starting fullback for the NY Giants, has in spades. Having grown up in small town Pennsylvania and making his way through high school and college, he was injured just as he was about to enter the NFL. Yet, Henry wouldn’t have it any other way – it gave him a drive and an awareness of what he wanted most – to play professionally. Now, a Super Bowl winning player, Mr. Hynoski (Hyno) is ready for more – ready to lead the Giants to more victories and ultimately another title. He sat down with us to discuss playing in this high-intensity city, how he overcame his injuries and what it takes to be a professional player. For his first full length interview, he was gracious, informed and a pleasure to speak to.


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Resident (R): You’re not a native New Yorker, so how have you acclimated to the intense pressure that is professional sports in New York? Henry Hynoski (HH):

R: HH:

R: Do you live in the city? HH: R: R:

HH: because I was rated as one of the top fullback prospects in the


I lift with the offensive and defensive linemen and

of the teams were able to see me workout and therefore couldn’t

R: HH: The job of the fullback is to be the lead

mostly pure blockers, but I’m able to all three

R: HH:

R: a fullback? HH: When I was in back



the coaches converted me into a fullback, where I mostly

R: HH:

R: HH:

I would take what I

I’m very honored and


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By Christopher A Pape As the editor-in-chief of a well-known Manhattan magazine, I am no stranger to receiving invitations that normal civilians may not be privileged. Recently, a Cessna and I just got back from a wonderful trip in Park City, Utah. But none of those can compare to the mind-boggling adventure I just experienced. In recognition of Air Force Week in NY – similar to Fleet Week - I was asked to witness a mid-air refueling mission for F-15s. Whisked away, to JFK, with 20 other media outlets, we all prepared ourselves for the journey of a lifetime. Not knowing what to expect, we arrived dewy-eyed at

Photograph By Bill Mason All were in suspense, for none had ever experienced something as dramatic and conceivably as Top Secret as the assignment we were on. Those from CNN, AOL and foreign correspondents were as anxious as Off the coast of Connecticut – 100 miles out to sea – windows – those majestic beauties; so close were they that we waved back and forth to each other. Yet the located – in the bowls of the wide-bodied plane.

all enthralled and thankful for the gracious reception.

The operator of the boom – Master Sgt. Ray Cruz III - with decades of training under his belt, used precise and subtle movements of his joystick to connect both of these sophisticated metal birds together. Once the connection was made, 1,100 gallons of fuel per minute was pumping out of the converted jetliner into

Before boarding, all I could think of was that I was

professional dancers.

military movies) of the KC-10, part of the 514th Air

After four sorties we headed back to JFK where we proceeded to watch the departing KC-10 receive a water-cannon salute by the airport staff. At that moment – and throughout – I was never prouder to

event with the Air Force) had rolled out the red carpet for us. With platters of food, high-ranking American Airlines’ employees and most special of all, a gate

Dix-Lakehurst in NJ. But I couldn’t be more wrong. With seats similar to those found on a commercial aircraft, we sat, waiting for take off and then waiting

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Russia is an often misunderstood country on this side of the Atlantic. Some of the foremost associations with this nation are snow, space stations, and an outdated link to communism; the biggest country in the world is, and has long since been, so much more than that. The Firebird restaurant goes some way in conveying this, as perhaps the most authentic Russian restaurant outside of its motherland. The Firebird is a pre-revolution restaurant and is the culmination of a life-long dream of Baroness Irina von der Launitz, granddaughter of Vladimir von der Lauintz, the mayor of St. Petersburg until his assassination in 1907. The restaurant evokes a passion for Russian art, literature, and of course cuisine, with a dining-room decorated with china and crystal collectables and a book shelf of rare Russian books. In truth, here it feels more like a dinner party than a restaurant, and this should not be taken pejoratively as the grand staircase and domed ceiling give an almost overwhelming sense of opulence. Main courses are varied in choice and yet specialized in execution. The Chicken Kiev is a forte of Europe’s eastern stretches and this is no less true here, but if you’re looking for the very best and are willing to pay a price and Filet Duo is the standout choice. Firebird also has a valentines menu, which, admittedly, is roughly 7 months of the setting nonetheless; this is a restaurant for couples all year round. Perhaps one key association with Russia that I had overlooked in my previous list was vodka. Nobody does vodka like the Russians, and to leave this restaurant without trying their vodka would be a culinary and cultural sin. To complement your vodka, pair it up with caviar from their vodka and caviar pairing menu. Firebird restaurant provides yet another compelling reason for New York’s diverse restaurant scene and is well worth a visit.

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LAST WORD Day 1 of No Call from Anna I’m not a needy guy. I live a quiet and peaceful life in the city – one could even say unassuming. I’m totally dedicated to my job – plugging away, creating engaging content on travel, dining, theater, arts, celebrity interviews, fashion and interior design. My hope is that our readers enjoy what we write about and use it for their But there is one thing that bugs me. For the most part, I try to ignore it; it lingers there as an open wound – unpleasant and occasionally painful. What is this unsightly gash you ask? It’s Anna Wintour’s refusal to acknowledge me; her inexplicable indifference to picking up the phone and calling. the public on decisions from where to wear.

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I’ve interviewed Joan Rivers, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli; she’s worked with big names too. So, it boggles my mind that she isn’t knocking my door down to ask me what my opinion is.

the 51st most powerful woman in the world (it must hurt her that she isn’t in the Top 50), but so what? I’m pretty important too (or so the little voice in my head and my mother tell me).

To shine a light on this injustice, this slight on our beloved magazine, I’ve started a new column. We are going to shame her into it! Let’s see how long it takes her to do it. Any guesses? Any bets?

Anyway, Anna – take this as a call to action. Pick up the phone – ring me. Let’s chat, let’s do coffee. I’m sure we’d hit it off !

My plan is that every month, we’ll publish the amount of days Anna hasn’t contacted me – today is Day 1. Hopefully, she’ll get around to it. I mean, who does she think she is? Just because she has a staff of hundreds and I don’t – doesn’t make here any less of an arbitrator. I know, she just got ranked as

P.S.: Anna, my phone number and physical and email addresses are below so you know how to get in touch! Christopher A. Pape Editor-in-Chief 28 East 28th Street, 9N New York, NY 10028 212.993.9495



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