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On Thursday, September 6, retailers around the world are celebrating Fashion’s Night Out, and East Midtown is no exception! This year, the East Midtown Partnership is sponsoring a FREE trolley to loop throughout the district. We’ll make it easier for you to visit the sales and parties at high-end retailers along Madison, Park, Lexington, and Third avenues. Participating East Midtown Stores As Of August 24th: Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Avenue Clifford Michael, 805 Third Avenue Destination Maternity, 28 East 57th Street Extraordinary*, 247 East 57th Street Folli Follie, 575 Madison Avenue H&M, 731 Lexington Avenue Kenneth Cole, 130 East 57th Street Kusmi Tea, 1037 Third Avenue Laila Rowe, 1031 Third Avenue Levi’s Store, 750 Lexington Avenue Links of London, 535 Madison Avenue Marmi, 519 Madison Avenue

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KENNEBUNKPORT Once just a quaint fishing village, Kennebunkport, Maine, is quickly becoming a vacation

destination for travelers seeking an easy-to-reach location, fine dining, countless activities and luxurious—yet affordable—accommodations. A simple four-hour drive from New York, Kennebunkport is an ideal weekend escape for those looking for a quick getaway. We pick some of our favorite spots in this beautiful jewel of the southern Maine coast. NATURAL LUXURY If you truly want to experience the beauty of Maine, but with all the comforts of a luxury hotel, it doesn’t get any better than Hidden Pond. Tucked away on 60 acres of birch and sweet fern forest, Hidden Pond has been referred to as “the Ritz Carlton of summer camps.” All of Hidden Pond’s beautifully appointed guest cottages feature flat screen TVs, air conditioning, wireless internet, screened porches, outdoor rain showers, Frette linens, fireplaces, and iPod docking stations. Two-bedroom cottages also include full kitchens which can be stocked with your favorites prior to arrival. In

addition, a daily breakfast basket will be delivered right to your door. At Hidden Pond, the hardest part of each day may be deciding what to do next. Wander meandering nature trails, or take a beach cruiser bike and explore Kennebunkport’s winding back roads. Go paddleboarding, learn how to build a bird house, or take a yoga class surrounded by nature at the Farm. Or for a true indulgence, book an appointment at the Tree Spa, nestled into the trees above the lush forest floor. If the beach is more your speed, head to Hidden Pond’s sister property, The Tides Beach Club, where “Beach Tenders” will be sure you have a plush towel, comfy chair and cooler packed with chilled water. They’ll even bring you lunch on the beach. Hidden Pond also features several onsite dining options, including Earth, a collaboration with Boston chef and James Beard Award-winner Ken Oringer. Earth offers farm-fresh ingredients grown on Hidden Pond’s own organic farm, along with local meats, seafood, and cheeses—all overlooking the pond and nightly bonfires. BEACH CHIC If you like the beach, The Tides Beach Club is the place for you. The only hotel overlooking pristine Goose Rocks Beach, The Tides is one of Kennebunkport’s true


The Grand also has a convenient onsite gourmet food and wine shop featuring a great variety of adult beverages, delicious prepared salads and sandwiches, and everything you’d need for a beachside picnic. Next door, Fringe Hair Art Salon and Day Spa offers hair styling, skin treatments and massage.

“grand dames,” and after an extensive rejuvenation last year, it’s also one of the ‘Port’s chicest resorts. The rooms at the Tides have a soothing seaside ambiance, mixed with surprising and whimsical contemporary touches. This same eclectic mix extends to the common areas, where traditional white wing back chairs and lamps made from sea shells sit side-by-side with “invisible” bar stools and modern art. The Tides has a fun, energetic bar, and also offers dining. Savor an after dinner cocktail while rocking on the expansive front porch, or dine outside on the patio, surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of the sea. Escape to the beach this summer…without the Hamptons traffic! A CLASSIC...ENHANCED Located in the heart of Kennebunkport’s lively Dock Square, the Kennebunkport Inn has always been a favorite because of its great location, outstanding service, and award-winning restaurant, One Dock. After a just-completed renovation, though, it’s gotten even better. Highlights of the renovation include a new lobby and common area, a sun terrace with outdoor fireplace and cozy deck chaises overlooking the Kennebunk River, and a new bar at One Dock. The changes also extend to One Dock’s menu, with a greater emphasis on small plates that showcase Maine’s abundant local seafood and produce. The Kennebunkport Inn is also a great place to stop by for cocktails, especially

during summer months, with a daily Happy Hour on the patio. IN-TOWN ELEGANCE Across the bridge in Lower Village is the ‘Port’s newest boutique hotel, The Grand. Though just opening this summer, the Grand already promises to be one of the area’s hottest spots. Located on Chase Hill, the Grand’s expansive windows and balconies provide sweeping views of the Kennebunk River and Dock Square. Elegantly appointed rooms offer a slightly urban feel, with soft, warm tones of Saffron and cream, chic furnishings and marble bathrooms featuring gleaming Waterworks hardware.

QUAINT & COZY CHARM Just outside of town are the Cottages at Cabot Cove, the quintessential New England cottage experience. Each of these uniquely designed cottages features a kitchenette and terrace, which is like your own private garden paradise. Take a rowboat or kayak to explore the Kennebunk River, or just hunker down with a picnic lunch or a good book in an Adirondack chair overlooking the Cove. SECLUDED SPLENDOR Down the winding back road from Cabot Cove is the Old Fort Inn. Once a grand hotel in Kennebunkport’s Cape Arundel, the original carriage house and stables have been converted into elegantly appointed, spacious guest rooms. Decorated in a traditional New England style, the rooms feature rich linens, custom wood furnishings, and four-poster beds. Outside, a spacious patio and heated lap pool feature plush chaise lounges, inviting you to soak up the summer sun. Old Fort’s Club House, with its collection of art deco books, deep leather sofas and floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, is a great place to linger. For families looking to stay a while, a chic, three bedroom cottage is available for rent…a homeaway-from-home on Maine’s southern coast. This hidden gem is perfect for couples looking to getaway—tucked just far enough away to be a tranquil oasis, yet minutes from downtown Kennebunkport. Still wondering if you should book a stay in Kennebunkport this summer? Well, stop. Treat yourself.You won’t be disappointed, and the only downside is that you won’t want to leave this beautiful and lively town.

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New This Year • The Mount Sinai Medical Center is hosting Wellness Way, a city block offering community health services • 92Y, Smokey Joe’s and Fairway Market present the 1st Annual Manhattan Kosher Grilling Challenge

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Sitting atop Bermuda’s highest point, The Fairmont Southampton brings a myriad of possibilities to your next getaway. The panoramic views of Bermuda’s south shore will leave you breathless. In one direction you’ll take in sweeping vistas of turquoise sea traced by our impossibly pink sand beach, in another - the lush tropical beauty of native plantings and our Championship Par 3 Golf Course…all set against a backdrop of brilliant blue sky. The Fairmont Southampton merges tradition with creature comfort. Every spacious guest room reflects luxury and relaxed sophistication with fine furnishings, exceptional amenities and its own private balcony or terrace. From the Fairmont Gold Floor with its superb accommodations and private lounge - to the suites and guest rooms, discerning travelers appreciate the exacting attention to detail.

Bask in the sun at The Fairmont Southampton’s private beach, or play tennis on the lighted courts adjacent to the beach. If relaxation is your goal, The Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Southampton – voted Best Spa in Bermuda for 10 consecutive years - features 75 signature treatments, a spa pool, sun terrace with Jacuzzis, fitness room and much more to help you find your energy. The little ones will love Explorers Camp with its supervised sporting events, scavenger hunts, envirokids program and more – so you and the kids can make the most of your vacation. Dining options are abundant. The historic Waterlot Inn has presented succulent Prime Aged Steaks, ocean-fresh seafood and Bermuda’s most extensive wine list for 342 years. Bacci presents delectable, relaxed Italian dining with a Tuscan accent. And, on the beach, The Ocean Club offers a delectable menu and casual dining from noon until 9pm with breathtaking views. Dine inside or out with your toes in the sand. Steps from the main lobby, Windows on the Sound makes breakfast extraordinary. On Sundays, Island-authentic dishes are offered at its Breakfast Buffet. For casual dining, it’s Wickets, with its tasty breakfast, lunch or late afternoon snack menu. And Jasmine, with its low-key, sophisticated vibe is the ideal place to enjoy the quintessential martini, small plates throughout the day, and the Bermudian tradition of afternoon tea. Evenings Jasmine presents live entertainment. For Bermuda nightlife, The Cellar, is the hot spot for dancing the night away.

The Fairmont Southampton offers an array of activities. Its award-winning, Championship Par 3 Golf Course is the Home of the 2012 Baccardi National Par 3 Tournament. As a Fairmont guest, you also have exclusive access to Bermuda’s oldest private golf club at Riddell’s Bay.

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Just 90 minutes west of Manhattan you’ll find one of the great festival capitals of Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley hosts back-to-back-to-back fairs through spring, summer and especially fall. We celebrate everything from the arts and music to Celtic culture to wine and bacon with a big, noisy fun gathering. And there’s never a shortage of food on a stick. Visit or call 1-800-MEET-HERE to learn more about our fairs and festivals.


An Unbeatable Combination of Beauty and Brains


By Christopher A. Pape

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

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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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New York City’s SEXIEST LOUNGES By LFB Media Group

Looking to celebrate a special occasion? Have a special date? Or just want to hang out with friends? Try these sexy and sultry lounges for the best of times.

Whether it’s midtown or downtown – you can’t go wrong with these choices. Use this guide and you’ll sure to be a hit with all of your friends.

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Lilium Located beneath the W Union Square (201 Park Ave. South; at 17th Street), Lilium’s seductive, subterranean vibe, representing the dark, mysterious feel of downtown New York, was designed by Gulla Jonsdottir of G+Design, and inspired by the intricate look of a cave of wild lilies. The newly redesigned 1,600 sq. ft. interior features a twisted metal ceiling by renowned artist Scot Brown that cascades down the walls and complements the sculptural black lilies. Other key elements of the space include the mesmerizing video installation featuring works from notable and emerging artists, which arises from a mirror behind the contoured wood bar. Curvaceous lines, geometric paneling and gold-tone

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accents enrich Lilium’s raw structure to evoke a dark feminine energy and brooding intimacy. Hand-picked DJs play an eclectic mix of classic and indie-rock music, peppered with electronica and chart topping hits. Lilium offers a menu of traditional cocktails along with a full bar featuring boutique, small-batch spirits, in addition to signature sips including the Black Lilly A small bites menu is available from Todd English and features favorites like Spicy Chicken Meatballs, Lamb Merguez Sliders, Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread and Bistro Fries. Lilium is open Mon. – Sat.; 8 p.m. – 4 a.m; private event space is also available.

Located on the 7th Square (1567 Broadway at 47th Street), Living Room is a warm and enticing lobby bar for those seeking a taste of the chic Manhattan lifestyle. Famed interior design team Yabu Pushelberg used a natural, earthtone color pallet to create a sleek, minimalist look in the 2,400 sq. ft. space. White leather seating squares, coupled with glowing resin alcoves that line the bar’s perimeter, create an intimate setting for guests to unwind. A mix of glossy white side tables, streamlined hanging lamps and a contemporary lacquer bar complete the look. Living Room offers an extensive selection of wine and beer, as well as a wide range of spirits and liqueurs. Its cocktail menu features an ever-changing selection of libations that highlight market fresh ingredients and seasonal favorites, in addition to signature sips like the Midnight Manhattan. Living Room is open daily; space for private events is available.

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Top 10 Wellness Trends for Fall By Karen Loftus

The latest health and wellness trends are all about kicking it up a notch. You can no longer rest on last year’s laurels. People are stepping up their exercise and their commitment to health and wellness

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Going barefoot at your next board meeting may not be an option nor of interest and those toe exposed shoe gloves, may not be for you either. Yet, if looking to test the barefoot waters, dip your toes in to Merrell’s barefoot series. They have a barefoot blog and plenty of support to get you stepping in the right direction. There is a method to the minimalist madness as it helps alignment, balance and can relieve previous pains. Jump on Merrell’s site as they will hold your hand and feet through the barefoot process. Barefoot Run Pace Glove is $100.

African safaris are on the rise for several reasons. There is no better way to get off the grid and reset your soul than to sit in a sea of stunning silence punctuated by the sounds of the wild. There is beauty as far as the eye can see and smiles that are so wide and well meant, it literally brings heart tingling tears to your eyes. If heading to the wilds of Africa, be sure to experience a bespoke safari with Singita Explora

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So Fresh, So Clean Spring isn’t the only time for a good house cleaning. Look at each season as an opportunity to reset the clock and start with a quick fresh pressed juice cleanse. Blue Print Cleanse has been the go to for the celeb set and high powered execs. Pop on to Blue Print’s site and choose the level of your cleanse; Renovation, Foundation or the intense Excavation. You will immediately alkalize and energize. Aside from home delivered cleanses to your door, you can now grab the newly available BPC singles at Whole Foods if in need of a clean sweep. Now you are fresh and ready for fall!


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F a l l’ s F a s h i o n a b l e Haunts By Hillary Latos

With Fashion Week around the corner, what better time is it to visit some of Gotham’s newest and hottest fashionable haunts around the city.

Ava Lounge Newly renovated Ava Penthouse at the Dream Midtown offers stunning unobstructed views of midtown indoor and out- and during Fashion Week, also free eyebrow shaping by beauty guru Ramy. So grab a cocktail and stop by this Pop up shop from September 6-13 for some primping before hitting some fashion week parties. 210 West 55 St (212) 956-7020

No. 8 After a 3 year hiatus from what was formerly Bungalow 8, No.8 has been reimagined in Chelsea sandwiched between the Maritime and Dream Hotels. Already host to a slew of secret A list celebrity movie premiere after after parties, the same spirit of exclusivity has been reincarnated in this bi level gastropub helmed by nighlife denizen, Amy Sacco. Playing homage to the original with palm tree wall coverings, plush white banquettes, and a large VIP area upstairs by the DJ booth, this fashion week No 8 will be sort of a reunion for models, jetsetters, and celebrities who were loyal patrons of Bungalow’s glory days. 357 West 16 Street (212) 206-1096

Toy In the Meatpacking district, Toy is the latest Asian themed eaterie from tastemaker siblings Daniel and Derek Koch, who are known for their St Tropez themed boozy brunches frequented by models, fashionistas, and the jet set cogniscenti. Located in the Gansevoort Hotel, this sleek bi level restaurant spans 7000 sq ft and features an oyster and sushi bar with indoor and outdoor dining. Executive chef Doron Wong who

Granduca di Sicilia Serving some of the most authentic Southern Italian fare in Manhattan, Sicilian based Granduca di Sicilia has recently opened their American outpost in the Flatiron district. boats, this warm trattoria is the next best thing to visiting Sicily. Whether it’s a brick

restaurants in Asia and America has taken a modern approach on traditional Japanese and Chinese dishes resulting in a sublime assortment of crowd pleasing delicacies.

or fresh pasta with seafood, every dish uses imported Sicilian ingredients. It is not wonder that a meal here will remind you of a Sunday meal that an Italian Nonna would spend the day preparing. You won’t be disappointed. Remember the Italian saying - Tutti a tavola a mangiare.

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Fall’s Top Tech Gadgets By Hillary Latos

Now that the lazy days of summer are just a distant memory, its back to school, back to work and back to real life. But with these latest tech gadgets our transition into reality is just that much easier. Whether you commute to work, school or you stay at home all day, these gadgets will sure to please. Check out our guide below for the best of the best. And if you are neverous about trying a new product - ask someone for help!

Touting content creation over content consumptions, creative types will love the new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. Well suited for designers and graphic artists, the Note to use a pressure sensitive S pen stylus for jotting notes or sketching through a customized Photoshop touch program that has a true ink on paper feel. Built in

templates and applications streamline this powerful tool, and multiple split window panes also make drop and drag operations a cinch. For students of all ages, the Kno app has a library of over 150,000 e-textbooks and the S pen allows for highlighting and writing directly on any e-book. $499 and up at Best Buy

Kindle Fire With access to over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books, the full color Kindle Fire is the most popular and portable reading and entertainment device membership, Kindle users can now borrow more than 145,000 books for free with no due dates or access an instant streaming library of over 10,000 movies or videos for no additional charge.

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Lifeproof Case LifeProof is a young vibrant company based in San Diego that designs, manufactures and markets LifeProof cases for allenvironmental protection, functionality and interactivity to SmartPhones and Tablet PCs. Though rumor has it that the highly anticipated iPhone 5 will be released this To use your highly coveted smartphone without any environmental constraints, the best protective case on the market is the waterproof and shock proof LifeProof case that’s only 1.5mm thicker than the iPhone and blends with the aesthetics of the phone. Take videos and snapshots underwater or listen to music while swimming or snowboarding without any worries.

Galaxy S3 The Android’s competitor to the popular S3 available across all carriers. One of the

and photos can be accessed and shared with other devices such as HDTVs, laptops or tablets through the same network, and it also has the capability of pop tv which allows you to watch streaming video while to be shared in real time with multiple users share shot allows for photos and videos to be sent to other users from up to 200 feet away without having to email or transfer via USB. S Beam allows other Samsung Note from the Editor Whichever product you choose, we want you to enjoy and have fun with them! All of these are meant to make your life easier and less complicated. We suggest, if you haven’t already, take it slowly instead of delving in. Try one - the iPhone or Galaxy Tablet is a good place to startt. Good luck - let us know how it went. But as is always the case in technology, the new best thing will be out shortly - so go for it now and do as all good scientists do - experiment.


New York City’s GREAT HOTELS By Bob & Sandy Nesoff

There’s little doubt that New York City has, arguably, the best choice of top hotels in the world. By no means does this suggest that London, Paris, Bucharest has a paucity of upscale digs, but merely a statement of fact.

presents much the same dilemma. There’s no doubt that an argument could be made for any hotel left off the list but what we have here is simply a matter of personal opinion and choice as well as first hand knowledge.

When an editor suggests an article picking the five best hotels in New York, that’s somewhat akin to asking which of your children is your favorite. Any parent worth his or her salt would say that each one was on a par with the other.

Price and snob appeal are not necessarily indicators of quality. At the top of the list are comfort, amenities, location, location, location.

Picking great hotels in the Big Apple

Hotel Plaza Athenee

All of that being said, following is a personal viewpoint of the best hotels in New York City: The Plaza Athenee must be considered at or near the top on any list. Opened in 1927 as the Hotel Alrae, the landmark building became the Plaza Athenee in 1987 and has undergone two multi-million dollar refurbishments since. No expense was spared in providing comfort for guests of the hotel favored by the late Princess Diana and the late actress Elizabeth Taylor during their New York forays. Located on quiet East 64 Street, a tree-lined residential neighborhood, the hotel is steps from both Park and Madison Avenues and within walking distance of Central Park, Museums, art galleries and some of New York’s best shopping. A hallmark of the hotel is the fact that both staff and guests are in for the long haul. There are employees who have been with Plaza Athenee, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, since it opened and guests who return with regularity. Staff greets them by name and is cognizant of their personal preferences. Dutta, an Indonesian native, has worked here for 14 years as a bartender. Recognizing returning guests, he will frequently have their orders prepared before they have a chance to order. Attention to detail is obvious throughout the hotel. Comfort is immediately obvious in each guest room and suite. The daytime view across the city and Central Park is beautiful but cannot compare to the same at night as the city’s lights glisten below. A unique feature is the spa. Here at Plaza Athenee guests are treated to total privacy and comfort. Guests are afforded to a private suite where treatments are applied and they can relax in a separate sitting room.

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St. Regis One of the iconic and storied hotels in the United States, the St. Regis has been voted the number one hotel in New York City and years by the Mobil Travel Guide. Sitting at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street since its ground breaking in 1902 by John Jacob Astor, the hotel began life in what was one of the city’s most elegant neighborhoods of the time. The neighborhood may have changed, but the St. Regis has lost none of its glamour and elegance. The moment you enter the lobby from under its Port Cochere you can feel the presence of the famous people who have been guests over the past 108 years since it was opened in 1904. Salvador Dali held court in the cocktail lounge on a near nightly basis. He is said to have stayed there with his wife and pet ocelot for nearly a decade and a half. Sisters Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli were guests as were Ethel Merman, Dustin Hoffman, Princess Maria Beatrice of Savoy and the Apollo 14 astronauts. The Bloody Mary was invented by the hotel’s bar tender, Fernand Petiot, in 1934, beginning its popularity as the Red Snapper. Astor added innovations that were unheard of at the time. He had a system of airand a special design for disposal of dust and refuse, today known as a vacuum. Operated today by the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the St. Regis has lost none of its panache or dignity in a busy world.


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Great Weekend Getaways By Marianne Belmonte

If you’re feeling remotely the way I am then you too are anxious for this summer to be over. Weather wise it has been very unpleasant and if you followed suit then staying indoors was where you spent most of your time. Relief is on the horizon; the crisp cool air is just around the corner. New Yorkers are fortunate to live in an area where we are just a drive

or a cruise away from the great outdoors. From the New England coast down to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland there is much to explore and much fun to be had. I would like to share with you a few of my favorite getaways and hope you will take the time to experience some of what this season and this region has to offer. Enjoy!

Dutchess County Have you ever ventured up the Hudson River? Fall is the perfect time to take a ride or better yet a cruise. The foliage along the river is breathtaking and when you arrive at your destination, whether it is Poughkeepsie or New Hyde Park, there will be many fascinating things to do and see. A history buff ? Then FDR’s estate or one of the various other estates that belonged to the rich and famous from the turn of the twentieth century, is the place for you. If hiking is your thing try the Appalachian Trail or the Duchess Wine Trail. Please let’s not forget the Culinary Institute of America is in Duchess County and if you’re a foodie go over for a gourmet meal or take a cooking class. Additional information is available at

Poconos How about the mountains with lakes? Poconos Mountains offers the best of both worlds. Take a weekend adventure and enjoy the beautiful fall landscape along with a myriad of activities that this region has to offer. Enjoy gambling? Well there is a casino and a racetrack. Pick your game. Romance? Stay at one of the many B&Bs where you can feel as if you’ve gone back to a more gentile time. Stay at a nearby resort where the activities for both child and adult alike, their website and see for yourself.

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Thimble Islands Ok here’s a place that I’m sure not too many a familiar with, the Thimble Islands. Located off the coast of Connecticut these archipelago islands are in the Long Island Sound. Take a specialty cruise, wine and cheese or sunset in the tranquil waters, from the town of Branford and in less than an hour you will have arrived. Breathe in the cool fresh sea air and enjoy these special islands that tell tales of long ago when pirates roamed the seas. The islands are sure great views and great people are hallmarks of these special islands. Visit www. for a schedule.

The East End Rather do a seaside destination close to NYC? Eastern Long Island is the place to go. Take advantage of the twiddling crowds in the fall; before the winter sets in and take a stroll along the many miles of beach in Suffolk County or window shop in a quaint little town in the Hamptons. Golf anyone? Suffolk County has several championship courses all open to the public. Like taking tours? Choose from one of the thirty wineries or take a tour of the historic mansions on Long Island’s Gold Coast. You can just relax or take a 1/2 day party boat out to sea. If the children are with you why not take them to the Atlantic Aquarium in Riverhead and then end your day with a dinner at one of the seaside villages. Try the website at www.

Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay How about a pet friendly destination? Well Baltimore, Maryland touts itself at being just that. Their website lists many accommodations as well as restaurants where pets are allowed, fully appreciating the relationship that some of us have with our four-legged companions. Of course this isn’t what Baltimore is famous for. We all know about their Inner Harbor but have we taken the time to actually go there when after all we have our own South Street Seaport? Well I’m telling you it is well worth the effort. The seafood restaurants are some of the best on the east coast and while you’re there you can bring the kids over to the National

Aquarium. It’s great fun - they’ll love it. Maryland has much more to offer then Baltimore alone and if you are planning on going for a few days I highly recommend spending sometime in at least one of their state parks. Assateague is an island state park where you can see wild horses roaming on the sandy beaches and if you’re lucky watch them swim in the ocean over to a neighboring island. Calvert Cliffs is a kid friendly park featuring a recycled tire playground, freshwater and tidal marshlands and thirteen miles of hiking trails. The cliffs were once under water some 20 million

years ago and as a result one can see fossils of prehistoric species of sharks, whales and birds. It is thrilling for all to experience. Then there is Sandy Point State park along the Chesapeake Bay. Fishing and crabbing from the shoreline is permitted and the Symbi Trail offers hiking for the adventurers in your group where you will see an old plant and animal wildlife. Go to www. website to learn more. Well wherever it is you choose to go and with whomever you choose to share your adventure just relax take it all in and most of all ENJIOY and who knows I might even




Q u e e n I s a b e l l a’ s Jewels By Alexander Berki

It’s said that Queen Isabella of Spain sold off her Jewels to bankroll Christopher Columbus’s Journey to the New World, and today a new queen has emerged on the thrown of the so called New World with a brand new set of stones. Rebeca Ortiz began taking over the custom jewelry scene

client’s personal style. Creating a personal shopping experience is what the Rebeca IsaBella brand is known for. Working with a client’s a budget and a general idea of what they want she is able to maximize what they get, giving choices of different carat weights colors and clarity’s.

at St. Edward’s University in Austin, and the GIA she worked in PR placing jewelry in magazines, movies, and commercials and on celebrities. Her extensive experiences lead her to launch Rebeca Isabella. The Rebeca Isabella label is as unique as one of its custom pieces. The umbrella covers two services, one a custom jewelry business the other a concierge service.

Because she understands that time is of the essence, Rebeca has created a concierge service that allows for the delivery of a selection of jewelry directly to your home

culture all come together to help her draw inspiration from her environment. For instance a holiday in Colombia inspired the likes of her upcoming emerald collection. Her wonderful personality and knowledge of the industry makes for a wonderful experience when it comes to having the queen create a custom piece for a client. Although most clients have an idea of what they desire, for the few who need that extra guidance she starts with a collection of different images to see what they like and don’t like to allow her to discover the

client in advance to determine their needs, the concierge side of Rebeca IsaBella is and unique as the person who the shopping is for. This side of Rebeca Isabella caters to men, women as well as the bride to be. With the unique feature of calendar keeping the concierge service contacts its clients when it is time to start looking for a gift. What makes Rebeca IsaBella stands out from the rest is that most of the people in the diamond industry are men, this queen is able to give a woman’s perspective on what is considered to be a “ girl’s best friend.” Being as unique as the custom piece of jewelry herself, its safe to say this queen’s

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cadets in positions of increased accountability and responsibility in the Cadet Corps, while at the same time requiring them to maintain a high level of academic and athletic participation, requires them to constantly improve their organization, planning, time management and multi-tasking skills. We believe development in these critical areas gives our graduates a distinct advantage over others as they transition into some of the more prestigious colleges and universities in America. Please take the time to browse the website and become familiar with what sets New York Military Academy apart from the other college prep schools. Then schedule a visit with our admissions office and come see for yourself why our cadets are SET APART FOR EXCELLENCE by being inspired, engaged and ready for the future.

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Seven Wonders of Structures By Alexander Berki

New York holds a collection of grand architecture, most of which is standing out as it towers over the Manhattan skyline but, if you know where to look you can still discover secrets treasures for New Yorks past tucked away and holding on to a life that once was.

The Beaux-Arts Arts building of Ralph Lauren- Built in a style that was last fashionable in the early 1920’s, Ralph Lauren created a 22.000 square foot building that looks like it came from New York’s past. Directly across the street from the Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo mansion, the choice to build in this style was to keep with Lauren’s design philosophy, “timeless not trends.” The building has been featured in Architectural Digest which stated, “The project also presented an opportunity to retrieve the corner lot’s long-lost grandeur: From 1894 until 1951, when it was razed, a Federal Revival brick townhouse by Gilded Age tastemaker Stanford White occupied the wonderful site.”

The Mansion of Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo The Gothic Revival mansion on the corner of 72nd and Madison Ave is now home to the Ralph Lauren store, but the mansion has a mournful past. Built in 1898 for the heiress Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo, whose family connections date back to George the III, she

and Thompson to create a four-story mansion but she never moved in. Instead she choose to live with her sister across the street in a simple row house. The mansion was fully furnished at a cost of one million dollars, however, without occupancy full into converted into storefronts and the upper Ralph Lauren Acquired the mansion and it

T. Roosevelt Birthplace A recreated brownstone at 28 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South it was the childhood home of the 26th president. Torn down in 1916 the lot was then purchased buy the Women’s Roosevelt Memorial Association and the home rebuilt by noted female architect (the women’s suffrage movement at its height during this period) Theodate Pope Riddle in 1919. The house rededicated in 1919 holds many of its original furnishing donated by Roosevelt’s widow Edith and her sisters. The home is a national historic landmark and museum dedicated to the contributions of President Theodore Roosevelt.

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The De Lamar Mansion Located at 36th and Madison Avenue and built in 1902 in the Beaux-Arts style it was the largest home in Murray Hill. It was the home of wealthy industrialist Joseph Raphael De Lamar. The home was built as a family residence for the De Lamar family. After De Lamar’s death in 1918, his daughter Alice sold the house, as she felt like living it was like living in a tomb. It passed through many the Polish Consulate.

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The Strand Hotel By Lisa Loverro

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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ometimes, travel is hard. With so many hotels now able to offer the highest luxury and the holiday business now being so competitive, one resort has over another. Admittedly, these and will be ‘suffered’ without an accompanying choir of violins. Nonetheless, the solution may well have been found by Heather Lockington, who has channeled all her experience gathered from her extensive travels toward creating the only luxury boutique cottage hotel in the Cayman Islands. accommodation with an undiluted sense of place and authenticity. In other words, she has set out to create a resort with the luxury of nature. This is an uncompromising balance. The approach to such a resolution is a relatively unique method; 4 cottages accommodating 4 groups of people. This exclusivity ensures that visitors receive the greatest possible attention from the resort, while avoiding the inevitable crowd of tourists found at more conventional resorts. All of these cottages strictly comply with the boutique’s theme of ‘Caribbean chic’, giving a fusion of modern design


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

all that the island has to offer. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1503, the Cayman Islands are often referred to as the ‘hidden jewel’ of the Caribbean; famed for its seven mile stretch of beach and clear waters with an endless variety of marine life, which are also waters legendary for scuba diving and all water sports. Cotton Tree offers privacy, relaxation, and all the appeal of the Caribbean, and the degree of each aspect is up to the visitor. It is simply not your average resort with a far

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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

NS: Well, when I got here I tried to bring my past experiences. Recession made us

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

which you like to shoot?

R: Is this book a tribute to New York?

MGH: I don’t really have a favorite part to shoot in, I got a lot of inspiration from the park, but I can’t say I have a favorite.

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

R: Do you have a favorite part of the city in

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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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



School Lunches in the Allergy Age:

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

Several years ago, my children’s school decided to ban nuts, yogurt and any products containing powdered cheese (like Pirate Booty) from

around the fact that this is a serious health issue for a lot of children and that as much of an inconvenience it may be to me, the decision that

Know Your School’s Policy

Be Creative & Plan Ahead

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

Getting beyond the sandwich takes a little more creativity

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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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

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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?

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nervous about that! I love Sunshine Cinema

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Into the Mind of a

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:

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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

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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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