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TRACY ANDERSON SOME LIKE IT SWEATY
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Coolest Way to Lose Weight 26 Serenity in the City 28 An Oasis in the City 30
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EDITOR’S NOTE Wow! The Hot Issue has finally arrived! We are so excited to present this month’s edition because it features Tracy Anderson, the workout guru and smoking hot mom. With a body of steel, a jawline that could kill and a career in full swing, we couldn’t think of anyone better to feature. I think you’ll find her photos steamy and the interview revealing. We hope you enjoy the piece as much as we loved working with her. Talking about working with celebrities, we have John Mahdessian, owner of Madame Paulette’s, the most luxurious dry cleaning service in New York City. Yes, they do dry cleaning, but they also offer – tailoring, home furnishing cleaning, and much more (read about what all the things they do on page 56-57). We’ve also got sizzling Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate. As mentioned previously, we are making a commitment to bring you the best of this hot market. From downtown to uptown, we work with the best real estate writers and professionals to gather information that is useful and up-to-date. Stay with us for an exciting ride into this ultra-exclusive world!
Michael Travin, President of Resident Magazine and me
Travel, as always, is well represented. From haute hideaways (titillating Mexico) to sultry summer jaunts (Cape Cod, anyone?) to Decadent Dubai and everything in between – we’ve got your luxury travel needs covered. We scour the earth to find you the best and hope you use us as your guide. Spas, fashion, wellness and the party circuit are also within these pages. We have a love for all things New York and we are working hard to show it. Look for more changes and deeper bonds with this marvelous city! Lastly, we are having a party for Tracy on August 21, 2014 and would love for you to join us. Email me at the address below for details! Thanks for reading!
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uardian of the Galaxy stars Zoe Saldana, “I love wearing men’s clothing and underwear.” Benicio del Toro, “I’m a fan myself so when a fan does something that might be strange, I understand it.” And Chris Pratt, “My favorite way to blow off steam is to sing loudly .” Dr. Nicholas Toscano, who has fixed the smiles of Hilary and Bill Clintion and President George Bush, Sr., opened a new office at 116 Central Park South manhattanperiodontist.com … Vincent Piazza who plays Tommy DeVito in Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys declared, “I think there’s a stigma about the outer boroughs and Jersey. ” His co-star Christopher Walken confessed, “I don’t need to be made to look evil. I can do that on my own.” Hoteliers Hank Freid and Brandon Freid celebrated Haven Rooftop’s 2nd Anniversary on their newly transformed triple-decked rooftop lounge in the Sanctuary Hotel on West 47th St. Celebrating before heading down to Tender, the hotel’s new restaurant were Jason Apfelbaum, DJ Alex Cecil and TRUE Model Management’s Dale Noelle. tendernyc.com … Dianne Keaton who stars in And So It Goes with Michael Douglas said “It’s funny when Michael kisses me, because it’s so awful.” …. Jewelry designer Lisa Jackson, who’s worked with Renée Zellweger, Michael J. Fox and Tory Burch, launched her LJ Cross Fine Jewelry Collection at JANGEORGe in East Hampton. Guests included Vera Wang, Nicole Miller and Cassandra Seidenfeld. Jackson opens her new store in the Mark Hotel on Madison Avenue in October ljcrossny.com … Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to the Southampton Animal Shelter’s Unconditional Love Gala that honored his daughter Georgina Bloomberg for her work with finding homes for abandoned pets. Benefit Chair Jean Shafiroff, Board President Jonathan McCann and Chairwoman Emeritus Susan Allen welcomed Stephen Knobel and Nicole Noonan. The Alex Donner Orchestra played. southamptonanimalshelter.com …Transformers’ Mark Walberg says, “I don’t wanna hear nobody complain that there getting paid all this money and people wont leave them alone. It’s part of it.” Amen.
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BUZZ Benicio Del Toro @ NY Film Festival
Benicio del Toro “I’m a little lazy.”
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o there was your favorite incorrigible, ink-stained wretch totally at ease, exuding effortless chic from seat 3A (American) on a quick getaway weekend to what GW will now declare – Chicago: America’s Coolest City. The Windy City, is how most jetrosexuals, raconteurs have long referred to Chicago. It was my first visit, and after a quick, long weekend nesting at the chicly appointed Thompson Chicago located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold coast, GW is more than looking forward to a return visit. For now, there is no doubt that taking up residence at the swanky let low-key Thompson Chicago is requisite. The 247 room, all replete, with floor to ceiling sweeping views of Lake Michigan or in my instance, birds-eye view of chic shops high brow shops such as Barneys, Ermenegildo Zegna et al, which abound along the Windy City’s famous Magnificent Mile or ‘’Mag Mile’’ as the local yokels call it. The Thompson Chicago, with its bold architectural features and exquisite design by the noted British interior designer Tara Bernard, is one of the gold-standard hotel properties of the Chicago visionary and emerging 21st Century hotelier Benjamin
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By George Wayne
J. Weprin and his much talked about Adventurous Journey Capital Partners (AJCP) - a dynamic hospitality development group which also counts in its holdings the world famous Malliouhana in Anguilla, BWI. Hotel Saint Barth Isle de France, yet another of the iconic holdings of AJCP has just in fact been sold to the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group under the famed Bernard Arnault for some $100 million dollars and is destined to be the first hotel property of the five-star LVMH conglomerate. But Chicago is his home and with great reason, in fact, one at this point in time could easily insist on making the effort to imbibe Chicago yourself and why not this month of August for the already iconic Lollapalooza Music Festival at the latter days of this month. Or even too, mid - September, how about the 22nd of that month FLOTUS Obama where you could orchestrate a seminal rite of passage for your growing teenage gazelles Sasha and Malia. And have your daughters accompany you down the red carpet of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – dressed to the nines in kitten heels and fine evening wear to celebrate, petite chignons to top the look at what will be certainly be the HOTTEST art opening galas in America this Autumn.
The artsy-fartsy crowd from all coasts will be gathering en masse for this one of a kind international exhibition of the extraordinary career of David Bowie in a groundbreaking retrospective at the MCA, paces away from the fabulous Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago - for DAVID BOWIE IS - as this must-see retrospective is being called. “MCA has built its history on a multi-disciplinary understanding of creativity in all its forms,” says James W. Darling, the Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, “and this wide-angle retrospective will revere the extraordinary career of David Bowie.” “The exhibition,” he continues, “will focus on his creative process and his collaborative work with artists and designers and how that has influenced wider movements in art, design, music and theater.” This is not to be missed people, and if for no other reason this is reason enough to follow this astute arbiter and pencil a visit to Chicago in your calendar before January 4, 2015 when the David Bowie retrospective will end its only American museum run. I know I may sound ridiculously provincial in saying this, but GW was truly awed at how chic and sophisticated and stylish that town really is. And did I tell you? The sexiest, most awesomely well-dressed men – yes men – that
BUZZ GW has seen in any necropolis in some time seem to live in this Illinois city. And then of course there is all American Express titanium card shopping to do! And yes my shopaholics the place to start has to be 900 North Michigan Shops. The fashionable indoor mall on Mag Mile features all the usual upscale staples - Bloomingdales, Gucci, Michael Kors and even Lululemon. And if you can’t find your favorite shop there then
stroll around the corner north or south and you are bound to find a Vuitton, a Prada or a Tom Ford boutique. And while you are it, marvel at the helmet hair ladies who lunch, dressed to the nines, at 1:00 pm on any glorious sun filled Chicago afternoon. Sights such as that are increasingly rare in Manhattan. When was the last time you saw a clutch of well-dressed women of a certain age strolling Madison Avenue? The ladieswho-lunch are alive and well and teetering all
over the Mag Mile in their Manolos en route to a klatch at one of the thousands of divine and fabulous restaurants that dot this well noted and much acclaimed foodie city. After a quick few days strolling the Mag Mile and of course, taking the most perfect selfie by the Chicago landmark public art of Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park, the nights were spent at fine dining spots like Kevin Boehm’s Girl & The Goat where even the sautéed green beans are the most delicious you will ever taste in your life! And this is the city where that famous Chicago chef Art Smith can make tofu taste like true friend chicken at his new food venture LYFE Kitchen on N, Clarke Street. It’s all about healthy food choices for Oprah’s favorite chef these days and GW will now be the first to tell you that Art Smith in fact will open his next LYFE Kitchen in Hells Kitchen this September just in time for the fashionistas congregating for New York Fashion Week that same month will have a new boîte to flaunt their size triple zero J Crew fashions. And I will be in touch.
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CITY CIRCUIT Scenes from New York City By Clara Morgan
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Blues For My Father Album Release at the Cutting Room: Tash Neal and Vaneese Thomas ©Getty Images
A Long Way Down New York City Premiere: Jean Shafiroff and Pierce Brosnan ©BFA
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Boyhood Premiere at the MoMA: Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane ©StarPix
New York Premiere of Magic in the Moonlight: Tom Bernard (Co-Pres SPC), Woody Allen and Michael Barker (Co-Pres SPC) ©StarPix
New York Premiere of Mood Indigo: Max Osterweis and Kate Foley ©StarPix
BEACH CIRCUIT Scenes from The Hamptons By Clara Morgan
Parrish Art Museum 2014 Midsummer Party in Water Mill, NY: Liliana Cavendish and Ross Bleckner ©BFA
American Heart Ball 2014: Nicole Miller, Arnie Rosenshein and Paola Bacchini Rosenshein ©Gregory Partanio
Jill Zarin’s 2nd Annual Luxury Ladies Luncheon: Dr. Ronald Blatt and Jill Zarin ©Johnny Nunez
Hamptons Premiere of And So It Goes: Martha Stewart, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones ©Adriel Reboh
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Rand Luxury Aston Martin Brunch: Josh Guberman, Ramona Singer, Meggan McCabe and Mario Singer ©Harley Hall Photography
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21st Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit: Isabelle Huppert, Robert Wilson and Inga Maren Otto ©PatrickMcMullan.com
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VH1 Save The Music Foundation 2014 Honors Event: Rosanna Scotto, John Skyes, Charlie Walk and Julie Macklowe ©BFA
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By Larry Greenfield
uerto Rico is a beautiful Island with some of the most picturesque beaches in the Northern Hemisphere. Having visited there I can tell you this first-hand the weather is beautiful and the hotels offer a place in the sun unrivaled in the United States. I can also tell you that when visiting I have experienced power outages that were definitely not weather related. Puerto Rico has suffered more than their fair share of problems. Heavy debts that have surpassed 70 Billion Dollars and until a recent 3.5 Billion Dollar sale of G O bonds Puerto Rico risked being left down and out. Interestingly enough, John Paulson the famous hedge fund financier and many institutional investors were heavy buyers of this new issue. Historically, the municipal bond market has been controlled by individual investors often regarded as a largely unsophisticated group that makes investments and holds them for the longer term. They are easily susceptible to screaming headlines, one example being when Meredith Whitney predicted doom to municipal bonds leading to an epic sell off, only to bounce back when her predictions were not met. President Obama’s former Chief of Staff and current Mayor of Chicago Rahm
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tax rates on capital gains and dividends can be had. Lower tax rates for qualifying corporations are also possible under these new laws. These are 100% legal and I would personally suggest if interested to contact a financial specialist familiar with offshore accounting.
Emanuel was once quoted as saying “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste.” Puerto Rico recently enacted legal Act 20 and Act 22. These measures were instituted to incentivize wealthy individuals and corporations to move to the Island. Should you become a resident of Puerto Rico zero
I believe personally in watching the smart money. Being “triple tax free” Puerto Rico Municipal Bonds which in many cases are yielding north of 7% in a globally yield starved investment environment may be just the ticket for some. However, in no way would I make a blanket buy recommendation. Due to the nature of the municipal bond market there are pockets of opportunity in Puerto Rico and I do believe it is possible for some of the bond issues to be restructured. I also believe there will be some issues that will be untouched. In this scenario the emphasis is firmly placed on doing your homework and perhaps there is a small investment to be had in the island bonds to juice up the yielding portion of your investment portfolio. For the more adventurous relocation to paradise might provide the booty only a pirate could dream of without the risk of swinging (at least physically) from the yardarm should things turn sour.
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ejuvenate yourself at Fountain Med Spa, a premiere comprehensive skin care facility on the Upper East founded by renowned doctors, Dr. Todd Schlifstein and Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein. This state-ofthe art Med Spa offers a wide range of non-surgical cosmetic procedures and spa services. Enjoy luxurious spa treatments that will not only revive and rebalance your entire being but offer services to help keep you looking your best in a setting that feels as luxurious as its treatments. Designed by the talented Elise Som, Fountain Med Spa embodies a zen garden, a serene oasis of relaxation amidst a bustling city. The tranquil earth tones and shades of warm grays, accents of blues, and vibrant highlights of metallic and white brighten the space while impressive bouquets of flowers and distressed hardwood floors compliment the entire office and private suites. While their decor is the perfect first impression, Fountain Med Spa also boasts effective high-tech treatments with the latest lasers and procedures performed by fully trained medical experts.
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Fountain Med Spa features a full menu of facials to choose from, including customized facials, oxygen facials, hydra facials and even the much talked about Vampire Facial. If you are unsure what to select for your skin type and concerns, prior to your treatment, the spa will provide a custom analysis of your skin and recommend the most appropriate treatment to ensure the best possible results. In addition to high caliber facials, this beauty destination also offers a plethora of cosmetic injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, and Restylane
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scape the frenetic pace of the city and enjoy peace, serenity and relaxation at the Oasis Day Spa that recently underwent a complete restorative makeover. From the mood lighting to the Himalayan salt room and neutral stone grey palette everything here is about relaxation in a Zen like refuge. Consistently touted as one of the best spas in New York, Oasis offers a multitude of services that help you achieve the ultimate in wellness and pampering at affordable prices. One way to start the relaxation process is to breathe- with longer and deeper breaths our bodies begin to slow and absorb the necessary oxygen to invigorate our cells. Breathing in the Oasis Spaâ€™s Pink Himalayan salt room diffuses 84 different minerals throughout the body while removing toxins, and strengthening the digestive system while producing red blood cells which also regresses the aging of our skin. At the heart of their signature treatments are their massages that address specific ailments. The classic Swedish massage uses long strokes with gentle pressure for lymphatic drainage and improved circulation. The deep tissue massage focuses on eliminating those stubborn knots by targeting pressure points that hold tension thus relieving chronic pain. For tight muscles, the muscle meltdown massage combines moist heat packs, biofreeze and cool marble stones for a cold and hot therapy. The ultimate in relaxation is the aromatherapy addition or lava stone massage using heated basalt stones. To effectively remove toxins, reflexology uses pressure point therapy on the hands and feet to balance energy throughout the body and stimulate the healthy function of internal organs. If the summer sun has left you dehydrated or sunburnt, rejuvenate your skin with a relaxing signature facial using Eminence Organic skincare products to soothe, purify, firm and oxygenate your skin to achieve a radiant and glowing result. For the ultimate anti-aging treatment, get the Phyto stem cell facial that reverses the signs of aging with advanced technology derived
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from Swiss apple stem cells. It begins with a corrective mask to leave the skin plumped, hydrated and luminous in just one treatment. To brighten the skin, the age defying antioxidant facial uses Vitamin c, seaweed and an organic mud mask to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while boosting skinâ€™s natural defenses. For a state of the art treatment, try the diamond microdermabrasion with an infusion of oxygen. Starting with a deep cleanse and fine diamond microdermabrasion, this effectively evens the texture of the skin to reduce pigmentation while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. From this clean slate, oxygen and vitamin is infused into the skin through a hydrating mask with miraculous results over a series of treatments. Affordable luxury has never felt so good! For more information: oasisdayspa.com
Hard to Swallow? You may be living with an esophageal problem
If you have regular heartburn or your food is sticking, you may be ignoring one of the biggest cancer risk factors around. The Esophageal Disorders Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Experts in treating all esophageal disorders If left untreated, esophageal disorders can lead to serious health complications. GERD: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) results when the valve between the esophagus and stomach weakens, causing stomach contents to rise into the esophagus and cause heartburn. Esophagitis: Untreated GERD or food allergies may cause chronic irritation and swelling of the esophagus. Esophageal stricture: Untreated esophagitis can cause scar tissue and narrowing of the esophagus and swallowing difficulties. Esophageal ulcers: Stomach acid can wear away the esophageal lining, causing sores, ulcers and discomfort.
Barrett’s esophagus: Constant acid reflux can cause pre-cancerous changes in cells, a condition known as Barrett’s esophagus. Esophageal cancer: Smoking, acid reflux, untreated Barrett’s esophagus, and excessive alcohol ingestion may contribute to esophageal cancer. Achalasia: A disorder of the esophagus which affects its ability to move food toward the stomach. Common symptoms of achalasia include difficulty in swallowing, chest pain, and regurgitation of food and liquids.
To learn more, and to make an appointment with ColumbiaDoctors Esophageal Disorders Program, call us 24/7 at 855.CU.SURGE e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at columbiasurgery.org/esophageal
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Margo Manhattan Celebrates her new COLLECTION
By W. A. Muller
elebrity jewelry designer Margo Manhattan is excited to announce her ‘Warrior’ collection, designed in collaboration with fashion designer Nicole Miller, will soon be available in stores and online. The fierce and fabulous range of jewelry debuted at Miller’s showing of her Runway Fall 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week, which was inspired by Patty Smyth’s The Warrior and showcased fierce femmes fatales in tough-girl attire. From mid-August, 2014, the stunning jewelry will be available in-store at Nicole Miller and at the Margo Manhattan boutique. 36 • Resident August 2014
Made of natural stone from black turquoise, agate, lava beads, crystal and black chain, the jewelry evokes a tribal yet luxurious feeling through a mixture of different textures and textile patterns. It brings a Mad Max Warrior look to the city. Nicole selected hoop earrings, bracelets, necklaces, layered collars and lariats to make a statement when 15 models dressed as warriors walked the runway.
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By Hillary Latos
ne of the most influential and highest paid visual artists of the post war generation, Jeff Koons, is taking over the entire Whitney Museum to display a retrospective culminating 35 years of work from the early beginnings to the present day. With his unique ability to bridge the gap between high and low brow, luxury and mass, artist and celebrity, he became a cult figure himself and has collaborated with pop icons such as Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga to even fast fashion retailer H&M and Dom Perignon. Similar to Warhol’s rise to fame of taking everyday commercial objects and iconic pop culture figures and elevating them from the banal to the exceptional, he too has pushed the boundaries of industrial fabrication with overarching themes, forcing us to examine the culture we live in and art’s place in that culture. Whitney’s Associate Director of Programs Scott Rothkopf remarks, “Koons is widely known as the maker of a handful of iconic objects, but this retrospective will for the first time take the full measure of his art. Never before have so many of his works been on view together, nor has the Whitney ever devoted so much space to a single artist. We felt that it was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the closing of our uptown building with an exhibition of great scholarly rigor that also promises to be a major international cultural event.” This comprehensive look at his incredible body of work exhibits some of his most well known studies starting with the One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank from 1985 which suspends a basketball in a per-
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fect balance of salt and water in a tank which was a monumental task to achieve. His famous works such as Rabbit, Michael Jacson and Bubbles, Made in Heaven, Balloon Dog, Popeye, Inflatables, PreNew, The New, Equilibrium, Luxury and Degradation, Statuary, Banality, Easyfun, Celebration, Hulk Elvis, Antiquity, and Gazing Ball will sit alongside new, never been seen works like PlayDoh in the exhibit. Perhaps his most controversial body of work was Made in Heaven series which depicted nude images of Koons and his former Italian porn star wife Ilona Staller, which critics felt bordered on pornography at the time. While his
most popular and recognized works are his gigantic renditions of colorful childhood objects and icons that represent a childlike innocence like Popeye, Scottish Terrier Puppy Topiary, inflatable water toys, and shiny metallic balloon animals that have even melted the hearts of the most jaded critics. On view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from June 27 to October 19 before travelling to Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. For more information: whitney.org
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Fitness Finds the Perfect Fit By Rory Winston By Christopher A Pape Photos By Shin+Christensen
tate-of-the-art,’ ‘scientifically tested,’ ‘personally tailored…’ Let’s face it; these have become no more than high-fiber phrases for the selling of dietary products and fitness programs. Whether it’s a Nautilus-evangelist soaked in steroids on the shopping channel or a spiritual healer sharing a long lost Mesopotamian weight loss diet on the Morning Show, there is always that point in the broadcast when self-improvement starts to smack of pseudo-science. Our zeitgeist has made it commonplace to hear terminology that had once been the domain of MIT graduates coming from the mouths of overdeveloped bodies espousing underdeveloped theories. Although many of these trainers are about as cutting edge as Charles Atlas, their misuse of terms like ‘paradigm shift’ lends them a false air of credibility. In a field that subsists on hyperbole and misinformation, how savvy are we in noticing that rare instance when the Real McCoy – a truly scientific program – presents itself? And where does all this background noise leave someone like Tracy Anderson, a genuinely exceptional trainer whose visionary approach to fitness demands to be heard? Resident Resident ResidentAugust August April 2014 • 49
Having devoted 5 years to researching physiology, metabolism, sports medicine and fitness and then an additional 9 years into developing a unique methodology capable of helping anyone achieve their optimal physique and health, Anderson is the exception to the rule: she is the brain and body behind a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to fitness and wellbeing – one that eschews selfmystification. Did the former dancer create her program by randomly juxtaposing exercises from otherwise disparate fields? Though hybrids of this sort are quite fashionable, Anderson’s process was a lifelong journey. As the stunning and smoky voiced Miss Anderson explains to the Resident, “it’s not like I said, ooh, I know a lot about dance and then there’s Pilates so why not fuse elements from both and voila: Dancilates! I mean there are so many motivational trends in fitness today where they really have no idea what they’re doing with people’s bodies.” As for people whose respective bodies have gone through Andersons’ metamorphic method, the prestigious list includes: Madonna, Nicole Richie, Courtney Cox, Shakira, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhall, Ashley Greene, Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel and Gwyneth Paltrow – the last of whom not only had the benefit of Anderson as a personal trainer but was so taken by the all-encompassing approach that she decided to partner up with Anderson in an effort to make the program accessible to the population at large. Paradoxically, the long list of notables whom Anderson has trained has become a double-edged sword. While her career exponentially took off by word-of-AList-mouths, she is aware that her ability as a trainer occasionally undermines her credibility as a forerunner of highly evolved fitness program. With a ballerina for a mother - who had settled into a marriage and opened a dance school instead of pursuing her ambitions – Anderson was highly motivated and driven from an early age. Leaving the Midwest behind, she came to NY in the hopes of forging a career as a dancer. “But by the time I was 19,” admits Anderson, “I had gained nearly 40 lbs. There I was working out regularly not gorging -having a strong work ethic, talent… so why wasn’t I losing weight? Since I wasn’t the kind of person
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who turns to drugs nor did I suffer from an eating disorder, I began to objectively evaluate what was wrong. Hormones? Metabolism? One thing was certain: my own metabolic rate wasn’t functioning at a very high level. What was even sadder was noticing that nearly all the advocated means of achieving that ‘healthy look’ were through measures that were extraordinarily unhealthy. Furthermore, none of them would help in the creation of a dancer’s body. Emaciated – maybe; healthy, strong and sustainable – certainly not.” Shortly after getting pregnant, Anderson noticed that her son’s dad – a professional athlete who played for the NY Knicks – was undergoing a unique rehabilitation program for his back, one that was being run by a doctor who was wholly committed to keeping athletes in the game long-term rather than just finding quick fix cures. Though her own husband was reluctant about the doctor because he was – in his words – “a bit off”, Anderson instinctively felt that the bit that was off was precisely what made him brilliant. Meeting up with doctor, Anderson learnt that athletes were regularly misdiagnosed and sent to unnecessary surgeries. Rather than training their bodies in a smarter and more varied way, they were undergoing countless short-term procedures. To quote Anderson, “the man was ahead of his time. He was studying the brain’s connection to muscles and how athletes create compartmentalized imbalances by overusing certain muscle groups. This lack of a holistic approach is what led to many of the most debilitating injuries.” With her thoughts in full throttle, Anderson continues: “I mean, taking his ideas one step further basically means we all really do have the ability to do whatever we want with our muscles but we just don’t have the content in fitness techniques to teach us how. And yes, I had always been good at content… and so at this point I became pretty obsessed. Suddenly all of it made sense: ‘there was something lacking across the board when it came to fitness’. And it was then I decided this would be my life’s focus - my mission, as it were… to create balance for imbalance. If one were familiar with the areas that were not in sync, one could compensate in strategic ways and build precisely the body one wanted. Of course, at that stage it was only an idea, a concept. It took years of research to come up with a precise and effective system.” For Anderson, knowing that a solution existed was like a premise for a screenwriter, a theory for a scientist. Proving that it
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worked would take years of execution, honing, editing and fine-tuning. Her system demanded continuity, it would have to stave off boredom and entice the participants by being enjoyable. This would demand a new kind of system – one that was non-repetitive and unlike any other. It would have to empower its participants and create interactivity more than a simplified superimposed structure. Anderson had come full circle. Regardless how new the idea, the ancient Greeks had one thing right: sound mind in a sound body. In Anderson’s case, the two were inseparable. You needed to activate and engage the mind creatively in order to get genuine results, and in like, getting physical results would further energize the mind and create a greater need for inventiveness. The longer Anderson worked to perfect her methodology, the more she also realized that no program could work without taking into consideration the unique attributes of each individual. It would have to be catered to the person and you could not reshape a body without in some way reshaping the given person’s life. “Sure,” Anderson confesses, “if I had my choice, I like getting someone in the studio to create a customized approach – it’s optimal since each person is totally unique.” In Anderson’s vocabulary this ‘uniqueness’ is not some politically correct rant about ‘each one of us is so special in his/her own way’; rather, her allusion to ‘unique’ is made in a very measured concrete sense: “I mean people really have their very own biological blue print: tolerances, abilities, histories, coordination, connections to the brain.” In a sense, the point of view is as simple as it is brilliant: for a program to be successful on a given individual, it has to interact with the totality of who that person is. The associations must be personal. The clients must become an integral part of creating the process in which they will participate. Yes, for the first time in years, it was accurate to use the term ‘paradigm shift’ in fitness. With locations on both coasts, specially invented machines, DVD’s, a supplement line, exercise apparel and a series of books, Tracy Anderson is finally beginning to receive the worldwide attention she has long deserved. More importantly, she has managed to find a way to transpose a highly individualized program into something that works on a mass scale. State-of-the-art, scientifically tested, personally tailored – for the first time in a very long while the terms are a perfect fit.
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The Last Laugh By Rory Winston
aving been brought up in a middle class Jewish neighborhood, to this day it’s difficult not to smile whenever I hear the words ‘dry cleaner.’ Throughout my adolescence the profession evoked a series of one-liners. Whether it was an elderly family member misquoting Myron Cohen’s “Mister, that ticket’s over ten years old… Okay, okay - it’ll be ready next Tuesday,” or a friend of my father recounting Woody Allen’s stand-up riff about aliens from the far reaches of our galaxy entrusting our planet with their laundry, dry cleaning had always been a staple punch line to an ever changing joke. By the time I was attending University, it was Jerry Seinfeld who revived the classic theme by sharing his discovery that ‘dry cleaning’ was an oxymoron: ‘dry and cleaning – how is this even possible? We know they’ve got liquid hidden somewhere on the premises.’ While the image I harbored about most professions had changed by the time I was an adult, dry cleaning remained immutable: although people who cooked exceptionally well or made a perfect pair of pants were no longer mothers or grandmothers but Michelin star chefs and haute couture designers, people who did dry cleaning – well, my imagination had hit an impasse. It was not until I discovered Madame Paulette that I realized that not only was dry cleaning an overlooked art but – when mastered and done to perfection – it was an art that elicited the same level of imagination, research, testing, creativity and obsessive passion that one relegates to the geniuses behind enduring works bearing the title ‘masterpiece.’ Although it may have been Lady Macbeth who ran about endlessly ranting “Out damn spot! Out I say,” it is none other than John Mahdessian who has succeeded at this demanding task even in places where other University accredited men have failed. Inventing techniques to suit un-
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Eliminating mildew and reviving fabrics whose colors have bled all over one another, Mahdessian has resurrected vintage costumes and designer heirlooms that even professional art restorers and auction houses had all but given up on. With acumen for chemistry, an eye for authenticity and colors and a keen awareness of design and integrity of product, Mahdessian has created a laboratory-cum-atelier capable of tackling all range of problems. In addition, he has created what can best be described as a think tank for revolutionary and creative solutions in the field of clothing and fabric restoration. It is little wonder that Madame Paulette has been entrusted with tasks ranging from restoring an original Winston Churchill general’s coat to the entire cast of costumes in the original Wizard of Oz - a project commissioned by the esteemed Disney Museum. With clients that range from the highly distinguished Anna Wintour to Kate Hudson, to the late Princess Diana, (just to name a few), Madame Paulette has become a noble House of creative restoration in its own right. Like all great institutions – whether it be the School of Rembrandt or Chanel, today’s Madame Paulette has seven subdivisions which include a Bridal Apparel, Cleaning and preservation sector (collaborating with numerous world renowned designers from Vera Wang to Monique Lhuillier to Christian Dior to Oscar de la Renta), a hand laundering department and a high caliber tailoring sector. Besides this, they have their signature flagship department on whose inception the entire business had begun, the design apparel section that deals with both Prêt a Porter and Couture.
As family traditions go, Madame Paulette dates back several generations to a woman of that name – a French lady who had settled with her Armenian born husband in New York, a man who was so devoted to his wife that he built an entire business primarily to service her highly valued private couture collections. The man in question was John’s great uncle. Shortly after his uncle got sick, John’s own father gave up his own aspirations to become an accountant and took over the business for him. Upon his great uncle’s death, Madame Paulette moved back to Paris and John’s dad ran the dry cleaning firm for the next 30 years. Just as John himself was graduating college and starting to work on Wall Street, history was to repeat itself. This time it was John’s father who had gotten sick and John eventually ended up coming to his rescue, abandoning his own dreams and taking over the business. But dynasties are strange creatures. They redirect the passions of those who marry themselves to their cause and inculcate them with new dreams and aspirations. And so it was that John ended up not only being wholly devoted to making Madame Paulette work as a business but channeling his own desires through her, he reinvented the dry cleaning firm till it included everything from restoring elements of high end interiors (Donald Trump’s private plane included) to complementing their clothing reparations to include leather and furs. Seinfeld was right. Mahdessian did have liquids hidden on the premises – especially invented, highly effective solutions that could resuscitate an otherwise dead garment. If the joke is on anybody today, it’s probably on comedy legends like Seinfeld and Woody Allen themselves since if it came to serious restoration or cleaning, it’s unlikely they’d turn to any place else than Madame Paulette.
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precedented situations, Mahdessian not only managed to create a means of reversing oxidation and yellowing but has essentially been able to restore otherwise faded and corrupted garments to their original color and luster by soaking them in custom made solutions.
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Decadent Dubai By Melody Mercado & Jennifer Pelaez
ubai is one of those places in the world that takes luxury to the next level. Just when you thought the zenith of luxury equated to 5 stars, they redefine the standards with a new 7 star mega resort in the works. Nothing summates the pinnacle of manâ€™s desires and capabilities more than Dubai, which has become the most luxurious and decadent epicenter of the Middle East.
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Soaring 1,053 feet over the Persian Gulf, on an artificial island off Jumeirah Beach, the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah epitomizes Dubai’s opulence integrated with sheer design genius. Resembling the profile of an Arabian sailing ship this majestic structure pays homage to Dubai’s seafaring heritage while also embracing modernity and symbolizing its ambitious construction projects and success moving forward into the future. As one of the tallest single structure hotels, Burj Al Arab is simply individual, inspired, impressive and has taken design and technology forward into the next millennium. Illuminated at night by choreographed lighting representing water and fire, The Burj encapsulates the Emirate’s ethos and is truly a tribute to the decadence and first-class service for which Dubai has cornered the market on so well. Whether arriving in style by private chauffeured Rolls Royce, BMW 7, or in the fashion of the rich and famous, by helicopter onto its 79 foot wide helipad, the distinct Burj Al Arab can be seen miles away. Upon crossing the gently curving road bridge linking the mainland to the hotel one can only anticipate the interior is as breathtaking as the facade. The nearly 600-foot-high lobby atrium is equally splendid, richly decorated in sumptuous fabrics and majestic columns. Emulating the quality of palatial interiors, it is an expression of wealth and lavishness. Consistently voted the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Burj Al Arab pushes the
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mosaic-tiled bathrooms, Hermès products and a pillow menu with every imaginable option. You will surely feel like a sheikh in your own palace with interiors adorned in 24-karat gold, lavish textures and exuberant colors. Other opulent amenities standard for all suites include 21-inch iMac, remote controlled environment including curtains, TV, in-suite music and lights and an exclusive 24-carat gold iPad for use as a “virtual concierge.” For those seeking the ultimate imperial treatment, The Royal Suite even has a revolving bed and a private cinema.
boundaries of extravagance, scale and excellence, deserving of its popular description as a 7 star wonder, although its formal rating is five-star deluxe, the highest the international rating system offers. And for good reason, at the Burj every wish is your command with an army of highly trained personal butlers and a staff-to-suite ratio of eight-to-one ensuring every need and desire will be met. Their hospitality and superior service redefine excellence. The 202 suite-only duplex accommodations offers discreet in room check-in, a private reception on every floor along with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular Arabian Gulf views,
In keeping with the superior quality and luxurious surroundings, one need not venture out of the hotel for a world class dining experience. With eight signature restaurants to choose from, even the most finicky eaters will find a cuisine they crave. Each restaurant is not only about the well thought out menu but an overall fusion of gastronomical delight and dazzling ambiance including the seafood centric Al Mahara, formal afternoon tea at Sahn Eddar, and haute Asian fusion at Junsui. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the elegant spaces dispersed throughout the Burj from the atrium all the way to the skyline. The astounding Al Mahara undersea Restaurant not only serves delectable high-end seafood but is recognized as one of the ten best hotel restaurants in the world having successfully created an underwater heaven, designed with a huge central dining room aquarium with sand tiger sharks, rays and other sea creatures.
JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY An architectural and engineering marvel in itself, the Palm Islands, a man-made archipelago off the coast of Dubai, are a sight to behold. Extending into the Persian Gulf, perfectly geometric and pristine, Palm Jumeirah Island sets the stage for one of the most beautiful resorts, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Imbued with an air of elegance and sophistication, it overlooks a private stretch of beach and speaks of luxury and decadent tranquility. Inspired by the famous palaces of the Ottoman era, one cannot help but feel like a royal ready for some spoiling. The soaring lobby supported by massive gold-leaf-covered pillars and multi-colored crystal chandeliers set the tone for the rest of the grandiose and luxurious resort. Turkish artworks and stunning murals conjure up images of this grand and magnificent era with sublime marbles, exquisitely decorated woods and accents of mosaics and hand painted frescoes.
For those not daunted by extreme heights, an elevator ride to the top of the Burj should be your next stop. The Al Muntaha Skyview Restaurant boasts awe-inspiring views, situated over 600 feet above the sea. It is an elegant fine dining restaurant serving imaginative Modern European cuisine complete with magnificent panoramic views over Dubai and beyond. For after dinner cocktails the Skyview Bar is the perfect . way to end the evening with views over the Gulf, including the artificial Palm Jumeirah Island and The World archipelago.
The best and most luxurious way to reach Dubai is on Emirates Airlines. To truly live like a sultan, the first class features a private suite and a shower spa at your disposal to arrive refreshed and rejuvenated. The long flight will literally fly by with over 1,800 channels of inflight entertainment, dining on demand with 5 star delicacies, and an on board cocktail lounge for a mid flight diversion.
The 441 rooms, suites, and private villas are equally as striking and embellished with plush brocades and silks, beautiful furniture, and deluxe amenities, including stately bathrooms with oversized rectangular marble tubs. Still, if you require more space, why not indulge yourself and upgrade to one of the Royal Residences, which come with their own private lagoon pools with direct access to the beach. Food connoisseurs will surely feel at home with an array of ten dining venues to choose from. Jumeirah Zabeel Sarayâ€™s signature restaurant Amala embraces authentic Northern Indian delights while Imperium serves international cuisine with a French twist. Alternatively, feast on traditional Arabic and Lebanese dishes at Al Nafoorah, and be sure to partake in the nightly Arabic entertainment. For cocktail lovers, head over to Voda Bar and the C Club, both sophisticated venues for drinks. With such excellent evening diversions like supperclub, MusicHall Theatre-night club, and dance and cultural entertainment, guests can continue to unwind and enjoy their stay without the need to leave resort grounds. Not to be missed, at the heart of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray lies the award-winning Talise Ottoman Spa, one of the largest spas in the Middle East, boasting 42 individual spa rooms and suites, an indoor swimming pool and three authentic Turkish Hammams.
Relax and get pampered with a selection of signature treatments, such as an Arabian Rose or Gold Mask Hammam. Afterwards, bask in the sauna, laze in the floating baths, or refresh yourself in the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the perfectly golden beach. To truly experience dizzying heights visit the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world reaching 2,722 feet, and was featured prominently in the movie Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol where Tom Cruise actually dangled outside 123 stories off the ground or 1,700 feet above ground. The design is derived from patterns in Islamic culture including the spiral minaret and is a mixture of residential, hotel, and office space. At the Top can give you a similar view without the danger on the Observation Deck that gets off at floor 124, with a narrated elevator journey chronicling the history of Dubai that travels at 10 meters per second. Admire the 360 degree views of the city, desert, and ocean that can be seen through floor to ceiling windows or along the outside terrace along the perimeter as you ponder what can be accomplished with endless amounts of wealth. For more information: jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/ burj-al-arab/ jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/ jumeirah-zabeel-saray/ Resident August 2014 â€˘ 61
Norwegian Adventures By Sarah Sekula
t was a bluebird day in Voss, the picturesque adventure capital of Norway, as I climbed into a plane with a handful of skydivers from around the globe. “Can we do backflips?” I asked.
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“We’ll see,” my instructor said. My fingers were crossed. This was the second time I had been skydiving, and I was ready to bump up the fun factor even more. And once we hit about 12,000 feet, my wish came true; we catapulted our way out of the plane
and did five backflips before pulling the parachute. Better yet, after plunging through the clouds, I had a bird’s eye view of the fjords, mountains and lakes. Norway, is, hands-down, one of the most beautiful places on earth. And I was taking in
TRAVEL all its topographical glory while falling through the sky. You see, in Norway, getting to know its natural side can certainly be an adventure. Skydiving is an extreme example, but don’t worry, there is something for all levels, whether is’s dog-sledding or snowshoeing in the winter; or hiking and rafting come summertime. After my feet touched the ground, with the thrill of the skydive still fresh in my mind and the anticipation of so many more excursions yet to come, we left the Voss Skydiving center grinning from ear to ear. There are so many active pursuits to choose from in this Nordic land. But never fear we narrowed it down for you. Hiking in Bergen In the charming city of Bergen hop on the funicular to Mount Floien, which has great hiking trails gently leading you down to the bustling city below. Come evening, rest your head at Hotel Havnekontoret in the center of the city, where the decor is gorgeous and the waffles are a plenty. Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, is nestled among lush mountains, brightly colored wooden houses, a historic wharf and cobblestone streets. In other words, it doesn’t take long to fall in love with this place.
Paragliding above Oslo People flock to Oslo for its architectural wonders, walkable waterfront and vibrant nightlife, but others head there for thrills. Just 20 minutes from the city center, you can tandem paraglide thousands of feet above the city. It’s something all age levels can enjoy. And you’ll definitely go home with bragging rights (and the photos to prove it). If you have energy left afterward, check out the waterfalls (also within the city limits) for more photo-worthy backdrops. Kayaking along the coast In Ålesund, kayaking is a popular way to see the scenic coastline dotted with islands and flourishing wildlife. There’s no better way to get to know the marine life than by skimming over the surface of the water. It’s serene and gorgeous to the nth degree. Ålesund is made up of three islands and is located between two stunning fjords. On land, the mishmash of streets are jam packed with buildings festooned with amazing architectural detail, including turrets, spires and dragon heads. In fact, these days it’s considered one of the few art-nouveau cities in the world. If you prefer a walking tour, just pop by the tourism office.
Glacier trekking Go hiking in Jostedal Glacier National Park, and you’re in for a treat. The Nigardsbreen glacier is easy to get to. For starters, you can drive up to it, park and hike to the base of the behemoth in less than an hour. As part of the Jostedalsbreen ice cap, it is the largest glacier in Norway. In other words, this is a must-do. Not only will you see its soft-blue ice, but you can also bask in the glow of the lagoon nearby. www.jostedal.com Take the famous Rauma Railway Hopping on the train is a surefire way to soak in a load of scenic views in a matter of hours. Rauma Railway goes between Andalsnes and Dombas four times a day and takes less than two hours. The big panoramic windows allow for great views of the mountains and valleys and everything in between. For more information: fjordnorway.com/en visitbergen.com/en visitoslo.com visitalesund-geiranger.com/en/ jostedal.com visitnorway.com
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Checking In: Mexico City’s “Las Alcobas” I
By Lisa Loverro
n the heart of Mexico City’s sophisticated neighborhood known as Polanco, Las Alcobas is an intimate boutique hotel that exemplifies the attitude of the posh Presidente Masaryk Avenue on which it resides (think Rodeo Drive). The hotel offers you a home away from home, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of this expansive city. The hotel is quite literally a contemporary work of art fusing together a palate of lush textures and warm colors creating a visual feast for the eyes. The interiors are sleek and modern and masterfully designed thanks to the North American design team of Yabu Pushelberg. There are just 35 guestrooms here, all with custom made rosewood furniture, marble baths (complete with luxury rain showers and whirlpool tubs), goose down bedding and a state-of-the-art electronic system that will operate everything from the room’s lighting to the curtains. The rooms and suites range from an Executive Suite to their magnificent Presidential Suite with a wrap-around, landscaped terrace and indoor-outdoor fireplace. Complimentary amenities in all rooms include locally hand-
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made body soaps, Internet access and a fully stocked mini bar and refrigerator. The Spa at the hotel, Aurora, is small but offers an extensive treatment menu from facials and massages to body treatments (be sure to try their Nourish Scrub Wrap). But perhaps the real gem here is the warm Mexican hospitality you will feel the minute you arrive. While we’ve all had to maneuver around a language barrier when traveling, the primarily English-speaking staff made it quick and easy for me to check in. And when realizing my computer was left behind in my car
transfer they quickly tracked down my driver to ensure it was promptly returned to me, a testament to the meticulously well-trained staff. The main focal point of the lobby is its seven-floor spiral wood staircase that winds through the middle of the hotel. It immediately captures your attention upon arrival yet seamlessly blends into the warm earth tones and peaceful environment of the reception area, which also includes geometric carpeting and nude paintings. The hotel’s upscale dining option, Anatol, offers a wide variety of farm-to-table dishes under the direction of Executive Chef Justin Ermini, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with stints at numerous Michelin starred restaurants including NYC’s Jean George. Although the hotel caters to a primarily business crowd, the leisure visitor will benefit from its prime location to some of Mexico’s City highly acclaimed museums and restaurants. Las Alcobas provides the perfect antidote to those seeking upscale amenities in an intimate boutique setting. For more information: www.lasalcobas.com
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Jungle Melody C
ombining lush pasture, crystalline rivers and inviting comfort, a gorgeous emerald that is Fairmont Mayakoba sits on the shore of the Yucatan Peninsula, and is definitely the must for paradise-seeking New Yorkers this season. Known not only for its abundant natural resources and picturesque surroundings, Fairmont Mayakoba is also famed for providing spectacular and luxurious accommodations for its guests. It sits on the Yucatan Peninsula and is conveniently located within the Mayakoba luxury resort community. Facing the Caribbean sea, Fairmont Mayakoba takes up 45 acres, providing large spaces and meeting facilities catering to guests’ various needs. Complete with a strip of scenic, white sandy beach, AAA Five Diamond winner Fairmont Mayakoba never fails to impress its guests. The Fairmont Mayakoba, conveniently situated in the heart of the Riviera Maya, is approximately 42 miles south of Cancun. Being only 45 minutes away from the Cancun International Airport makes the total travel time from New York to Fairmont Mayakoba an effortless five hours. Once guests arrive on the quietly deluxe land embellished with large natural mangrove forest, they are greeted by
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an excellent team of welcoming and friendly staffers providing world class services. On top of the outstanding service, staff members strive to make sure that every guest’s stay at the luxury resort is pleasant, and personable – making the resort even more the worthy spot for a breezy summer getaway. The gorgeous resort includes 401 rooms and suites furnished with high end amenities, giving guests the highest level of relaxation. Guest rooms, casitas and suites are encased in the calm forest accompanied by beautiful water of the lush lagoon, while private suites sit on the long stretch of the white, powdery beach. The design of the resort perfectly matches the scenic lagoon with the marvelous oceanic front, giving its guests both the exquisite forest view and the right amount of luscious ocean sunset. While many may prefer the calm forestation, others can take a conveniently short ride via the resort shuttle or a covered electric boat called Lancha to the beach and indulge in the Caribbean sun. The pathway through which guests reach the shore is also worthy of praise for it is sheltered under the quiet and charming mangrove and covered by soft dunes. With light ocean breezes gently caressing visitors’ skin, mixing the
salty scent of the Caribbean with the quiet taste of the natural forest, the pathway makes the perfect location for an afternoon stroll or a bike ride at dusk. The mesmerizing atmosphere isn’t the only thing the mangrove forest has to offer. Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Mayakoba fully utilizes the natural shelter and the resources to ensure its guests the maximum enjoyment they seek. The spa features 20 treatment rooms as well as a unique couple’s suite. Situated in the heart of the jungle, the spa creates a mystical aura mixing scents and sensation that of the Mayan culture, making the spa experience entrancing. The couple’s treatment suite also provides the opportunity for lovebirds to share an intimate treatment experience with each other. On top of the treatments inspired by local cultures, using traditional herbs, oils and extracts, Willow Stream Spa also includes their signature vitality pool as well as the sea-mineral soaking pool perfect for its guests to replenish their energy, leaving them refreshed and inspired. This luxurious experience isn’t exclusive to the Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Mayakoba also boasts spectacular dinning services provided
TRAVEL by its four amazing restaurants â€“ two of which are AAA Four Diamond winners, guaranteeing guests a exhilarating and delectable dinning experience. The Las Brisas restaurant sits at the beachfront of Fairmont Mayakoba, offering a wide range of different cuisines under the gentle shade provided by a
palapa while providing its diners a private yet expansive view of the Caribbean Sea. Whether it be the warm and welcoming services provided by the staff, or the cool breezy Caribbean seashore, Fairmont Mayakoba has the perfect match of jungle
and ocean in impeccable harmony. Bringing elegant nature with dashing luxury together, Fairmont Mayakoba presents a electric mix of grandeur and relaxation. For more information: fairmont.com/mayakoba-riviera-maya
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Perfection in the Sun T
he undeniably chic Rosewood Mayakoba is set within a natural waterway filled with mangroves and lilly pads, stretching out to the white powdery sands of its Caribbean shoreline. The Rosewood is a unique property, with individual, private villas constructed from the region’s indigenous materials in an undisturbed environment. Accessing your villa is a unique experience in itself via a boat ride through the mangrovelined lagoon where you’ll immediately be welcomed by a butler who will lead you into your temporary home in heaven. The resort has two restaurants and a “tequila library,” which deserves an entire article all its own. Their Playa Bonita restaurant, a cute indoor/outdoor beach café serves up small plates of regional Mexican cuisine for lunch and family-style dishes for supper. Be sure to try one of their numerous ceviche dishes on the menu or the duck confit tacos, both delicious! Their all-day dining restaurant, Casa del Lago serves up an extensive breakfast buffet while lunch is serene and tranquil and the dinners are intimate and romantic. This
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restaurant is located poolside away from the ocean. Our favorite restaurant, the Agave Azul Raw Bar and Tequila Library, exceeded any expectations you might may have about tequila bars. Probably one of the most extensive you will ever visit, the Agave Azul offers 96 different labels, of premium tequila brands, with tasting classes from Tuesday through Sunday; Monday is Margarita Night when you can prepare their own Margarita including pouring and shaking (who doesn’t love that!). The menu here is just as inviting; fresh ceviches, empanadas and various Mexican-inspired small bites. You can lounge here all night sipping and dining. The Agave Azul is a must-visit if you are in the area, as it’s open to all. The area of the Riviera Maya is packed with nearby activities and the Rosewood Mayakoba is conveniently located around most of these off-site excursions. The resort town of Playa Del Carmen is a quick 20-minute taxi ride away and it’s a great spot for shopping and local dining. The Mayan ruins in this region allow for perfect day trips. The closest is Tulum, about 45 minutes away from the resort. This ruin is beautifully set on the ocean, but smaller than the others in the area. A bit further are the ruins of Coba, about 1½ hours from the Riviera Maya and located in the jungle providing ample shade while touring. The furthest of all the ruins is Chichen Itza, about 3 hours away. All excursions are easily arranged through the Rosewood Mayakoba and are definitely worth the day trip. The grandeur, the leisure and the opulent hospitality are what sum up Rosewood Mayakoba. Its high quality service and welcoming staff only embellish this chic resort set within the natural waterway. Whether it is the boat ride to the villas, or other exotic sightseeings around the resort, Rosewood never fails to impress its guests. The seductive and luxurious scent of the Rosewood glides from its gorgeous natural surroundings to the beautiful suites, bringing guests the utmost enjoyment and relaxation. With the excellent dinning experience provided by Rosewood Mayakoba’s distinguished restaurants, satisfying pristine guests from across the globe, Rosewood Mayakoba brings luxury vacation to another splendid level. For more information: rosewoodhotels.com/mayakobariviera-maya
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Cool Banyan Shade A
By Peizhao Sun
ncient Indian merchants, once called Banias, used to gather this certain type of tree with enormous leaves providing soothing shade and quiet shelters, so that banias could rest and go on with their trades. Such tradition went on to be tales for foreign travelers to tell, and the tree took the name of the banias and became the banyan tree. Today, on the coast of the alluring Riviera Maya, Banyan Tree Mayakoba keeps the tale alive, providing the shade and the sheltering Banias once sought - with elegant and tranquil grandeur. Fusing an Asian art of hospitality with Riviera Maya local splendor, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is a top choice for a charming summer getaway. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Banyan Tree Mayakoba sits on the splendid Yucatan peninsula embracing the gorgeous Riviera Maya Mangrove forest. On this land of seductively rugged forestation and meticulously groomed luxury, the hotel offers a wide range of marvelous villas
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TRAVEL welcoming its guests, bringing them exceptional amenities and unparalleled hospitality while maintaining the Banyan spirit and culture. From its Luxury Pool Villa, to the Golf View Residences, all villas are furnished with Mayan styled designs and details native to Riviera Maya, and touched by inspirations from the East, providing an exclusive yet sizable courtyard. Although the interior decor is deeply influenced by the Mayan culture and elements, each villa still radiates a strong sense of modern convenience, providing guests the stellar visit they came for. Building on the luxury villa experience, Banyan Tree Mayakoba takes premier relaxation to a level of pristine enjoyment. Leading the industry in innovation, Banyan Tree Spa takes the philosophies of Asian traditions, translates these healing disciplines foreign to the Western world to create unique messages and treatments for guests. Asian wellness philosophy inspired healing is also combined with the best of European
spa techniques to ensure a serene, warm and welcoming journey. Aside from its relaxing surroundings, fittingly named the “Sanctuary for the Senses,” spa therapists at Banyan Tree also highlight the uniquely deluxe spa experience with professionalism and precision. Each spa therapist is formally trained in Banyan Tree Spa Academies across Asia, ensuring the highest quality and consistency while giving guests the familiar Banyan Tree Spa experience regardless of the location. The pursuit of perfection and upscale relaxation doesn’t stop at Banyan Tree Spa. On the blissful coast of Riviera Maya, Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers a selection of either customizable or meticulously designed fine dining experience throughout the exquisite resort, serving guests’ different desires on various occasions, be it comfort or romance. At Oriente, dishes in its rich breakfast buffet are inspired by international recipes while utilizing highest quality Mexican ingredients. After breakfast, whether it is a quick dip in the Reflections Pool, or
a peaceful stroll along the white sandy beach, guests can find dinning services all around Banyan Tree. Be it a quick snack mid-stroll, or some refreshing cocktails by the pool, both Sands and the Reflections Pool Bar cater to those desires with elegant yet light-hearted service that can only be described as excellence. The Reflections Pool bar is perfect for some causal sun bathing, with drinks and cocktails served throughout the day, while Sands offer exquisite seafood and cocktails on Banyan Tree Mayakoba’s powdery private beach. Pairing luxury with elegance, wilderness with modern comfort, this gem of a resort on the Yucatan creates the perfect summer leisure paradise. With its award-winning, Asian inspired hospitality, Banyan Tree Mayakoba continues the tradition of the Banyan tree, providing the highest level of relaxation and sheltering for its guests. For more information: banyantree.com/en/mayakoba
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Jungle Paradise By Lisa Loverro
ouâ€™ll know the minute you turn off the main highway to enter the Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa that youâ€™re in for something special. As you continue to drive deeper and deeper on a dirt road through the
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lush mangrove jungle it becomes evident that this resort is, quite literally, a secret hideaway. Set in the foliage and along the white sand beaches of the Rivera Maya, Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa might just be the
ultimate tropical paradise. With whitewashed villas, housing 63 guestrooms including a spa suite complete with an air-conditioned fitness room and private plunge pool, the property exudes serenity and romance.
TRAVEL It’s no surprise the hotel was built from a labor of love. Its original roots as a 200acre coconut plantation slowly evolved to include a private home and guesthouse, before becoming an intimate resort in
the mid 1990’s. The original architect, along with a family of Mayan masons, built this boutique resort as a place to welcome friends, but as word spread about this special place on the ocean, the resort continued to grow, always staying true to it Mayan roots but with an added touch of contemporary elegance. The design of these whitewashed buildings are what the architect refers to as “sacred geometry” in which the structures allow for east and west exposures to create a spiritual balance. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with special touches such as hand made soaps and Mexican tiles, hammocks on the balconies and caftans in place of bathrobes. Beyond the rooms there are 3 separate pools and a multitude of dining options. El Restaurante is the perfect spot for breakfast. Warm breezes surround you as this beachside restaurant serves up some fantastic breakfast dishes including a traditional Chilaquiles dish not to be missed. What makes this breakfast even more special is “Tia,” a Mayan woman and long time member of the Maroma staff who hand makes tortillas for you
while you dine. Lunch and dinner are equally decadent at their La Cantina and El Sol Tapas and Restaurants. The gem here is the beachside tequila bar known as Freddy’s Tequila and Ceviche Bar where one could sit for hours sampling their many Mescals and Tequilas along with fresh ceviches. The Kinan Spa at the resort offers Mayan inspired treatments and there’s even a Mayan Temazcal on property (a traditional Mayan steam ritual) that will leave you feeling renewed. Activities range from scuba and snorkeling to sailing and yachting. There’s also the option to do nothing at all except enjoy the powdery white sand beach and clear blue waters. The hotel offers many packages but for the active vacationer check their site for an occasional Fitness package that will have you up at 7:00am for boot camps and obstacle course races but will have you sleeping like baby while the sounds of rustling palm leaves offer a gentle lullaby. For more information: belmond.com/maroma-resort-and-spariviera-maya/
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The Lodge at Woodlach I
By Jennifer Pelaez
n just under 3 hours from Manhattan, escape to the northern corner of the Pocono Mountains, where serenity and natural beauty await at the Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, Pennsylvania. This lakeside all-inclusive destination spa amid 150 acres of rolling woodlands, gardens, docks and waterscapes, offers an extraordinary respite for the mind, body and spirit. Upon entering into the plant-filled Garden Hall, which has a 14-foot glass cupola and a balcony looking onto the lake, you immediately feel a sense of tranquility and oneness with the idyllic surroundings. Floor-to-ceiling windows and decor in shades of pine, stone, bark and merlot, complement the regionâ€™s seasonal grandeur, and invite you to embrace the Great Outdoors. Whether lazing around a cozy fireplace in one of the plush lounge areas, or indulging in a personalized spa experience, every day is a fresh awakening and an opportunity to take advantage of the resorts numerous activities. Peruse through the daily activities calendar which are regularly updated and sure to please every possible interest. Embark on a journey of healing and body awareness with yoga, pilates, meditation, rolling or posture and balancing classes, or improve your physique with cardio, core, and body sculpting classes that will leave you feeling accomplished
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If the myriad of day activities have you feeling sore and over-exerted, rejuvenate yourself in the therapeutic soaking pools of the Aqua Garden or luxuriate at the outdoor horizon-edge whirlpool complete with deck and loungers. Head over to the impressive 40,000-square-foot spa with 27 treatment rooms to re-balance and pamper yourself from head to toe including a 100 minute chakra massage that improves through energy healing.
and fit. Embrace nature with a Garden Walk, hike, bike ride, or jog on one of the well-maintained property trails. Those looking to explore their more creative side can opt to spend a few hours in the art studio, where painting, drawing and photography are also offered. Other outdoor activities not to be missing range from fly fishing and kayaking on the private 15-acre lake, as well as gastronomy classes such as cooking demos and wine tastings. In the evenings, self-help experts ranging from relationship gurus to psychics host informal fireside chats for information seekers and those interested in self awareness.
Afterwards, reward yourself with a healthy gourmet meal at the intimate Tree dining room, enclosed in glass and wood that brings the outdoors inside. The diverse spa menu features healthy dining using naturally-raised meats and fish as well as organic, locally grown vegetables, including those from the resortâ€™s farm-to-table garden. Whether you re-discovered your passions, uncovered new hobbies, focused on self discovery, or simply decompressed from everyday stressors, there is no doubt The Lodge at Woodloch will leave you feeling reinvigorated and will continue to benefit you long after you leave. For more information: thelodgeatwoodlach.com
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Summer at the Cape F
rom the eternal beauty of the dramatic coastline to the distinct characteristics of each seaside village dotting the Cape, nothing symbolizes a New England summer more than Cape Cod. Since its first discovery, the Cape has been a magical landscape of solitude and beauty with its 560 miles of unspoiled coastline inspiring many great American writers and artists as well as political figures who found solace in the region. Each town dotting the cape possesses their unique personalities, from the Kennedy compounds of Hyannis to the old world wealth of Nantucket to low key family friendly fishing villages to the flamboyant artist colony of Provincetown, there are plenty of enclaves to explore. In only 40 minutes on Jet Blue’s direct flights from JFK to Hyannis, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard, getting to the Cape for has never been easier. The tony island of Nantucket has its roots in whaling but has quickly become a preferred destination for old and new money, U.S. Presidents and A list celebrities. To learn more about the history of the island start at the Whaling Museum which chronicles the commercial whaling activities of the first settlers of the island and how it rose to prominence. Take time to meander through the art galleries, and charming boutiques lining the downtown area. Stay at the convenient and reasonably priced Nantucket Inn which is literally in walking distance of the airport. For a traditional
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golf course on site. Choose from renovated and luxurious guest rooms to well appointed 3 bedroom villas overlooking the beach. For four star, four diamond fine dining on the Cape, the gorgeous twenty eight Atlantic at the elegant Wequassett Inn serves New American cuisine that is as sublime as the 180 degree panoramic vistas over the bay.
New England dining experience, try the romantic Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant Hotel located overlooking the serene harbor offering an ideal spot to enjoy the sunset over the Atlantic. For history buffs, visit the JFK Hyannis Museum in Hyannisport which celebrates the happier times of the Kennedy clan and their summer retreat in Hyannisport. As the Cape is synonymous with seafood, be sure to stop at the famous Lobster Claw in Orleans that has served some of the best seafood on the Cape for over 44 years. Bring an appetite and delve into the generous clambake teeming with clams and lobster with corn, potato and slaw for a quintessential Cape experience. For golfers, the Ocean Edge Resort embodies the old world splendor of yesteryear with the understated elegance of the Cape in a breathtaking beachside setting with a world class
In the unpretentious town of Dennis, The Lighthouse Inn offers affordable accommodations with private cottages on 9 Oceanfront acres overlooking an expansive ensuite beach that is quintessentially classic Cape Cod. Continue your drive to the very tip of the Cape to the colorful artist colony of Provincetown known for its creative spirit and LGBT community. Visit the Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars and view the shacks where prominent 20th century writers and artists lived and penned or painted their greatest works like Eugene O’Neill, Jack Kerouac, Henry David Thoreau, Norman Mailer, and Jackson Pollack. From the hilltops, embrace the majestic power of the ocean and the ever changing landscape of nature to truly appreciate the serene beauty of the Cape. For more information: capecodchamber.org
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ecome one with nature and immerse yourself in the wild and natural beauty of North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks known as the Crystal Coast. It’s easy to fall in love with the beauty of the region from the sweeping vistas of the beach and sound to the romantic backdrop of colonial Beaufort, which has served as an inspiration and backdrop for the king of romance novellas- Nicholas Sparks, a native to the area. From fresh Cataret seafood
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with a Southern flair to breathtaking nature reserves where wild Spanish mustangs roam free to 85 miles of unspoiled beaches on the Emerald Coast to the West Indies Bahamian architecture of historical Beaufort, it’s all there waiting to be explored. The Crystal Coast is the ideal place to stay and located on a narrow inlet accessible by the bridges from Morehead City. It’s one of the few places on Earth that you can see
the sunrise over the sound and sunset over the beach. Being that the entire region is surrounded by water, aquatic activities take center stage in the lifestyle here. From deep sea fishing to stand up paddle boarding and kayaking in the marshland or just lazing about the beach life revolves around the soothing sounds of the ocean. The Emerald Isle on the Western half of the island of Bogue Banks offers a spectacular vista for sunsets over the beach. This family friendly southern beach village offers the largest selection of vacation rental homes ranging from quaint cottages to elegant beachside mansions- which are also lovingly referred to as “Sandcastles” by locals. Emerald Isle Realty can help you find your dream vacation rental tailored to your individual needs. One of the main attractions is the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Comprised of a 56 mile strand of white sand beach that create the natural barrier island of Eastern North Carolina, it’s only accessible by ferries running from Harkers Island, Beaufort, and Morehead City. On your journey, admire the savage beauty of Shackleford Banks where wild Spanish Mustangs have run free for over 400 years when they swam to shore from shipwrecked Spanish ships exploring the New World and have adapted over time creating their own sustainable environment.
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TRAVEL When you reach Cape Lookout enjoy the quiet and calm white sand beaches and tour the island to the iconic Cape Lookout Lighthouse standing at 163 feet tall painted in a distinctive and graphic black and white diamond pattern for ships to easily determine North, East, South and West directions to warn ships of the treacherous waters of the area known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” which can be explored on dive excursions. To learn more about the aquatic life of the area, visit the Aquarium of Pine Knoll Shores to look at life underwater with local sharks, sea turtles, and local fish in larger than life tanks. Pet the stingrays in shallow water pools, and visit sea turtle nursery to learn more about their conservation efforts to save this endangered species. History buffs will appreciate Fort Macon State Park which played a significant role during the Civil War frequently changing hands between Union and Confederate forces. Open daily with free admission, history comes to life when Confederate soldiers reenact the battles of 1834 throughout the day and demonstrate the tedious task of firing a canon. It’s rumored that the barracks and kitchen are still haunted by souls who lost their lives defending the fort.
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The historic town of Beaufort was originally founded as a fishing village dating back to the 1700s with Colonial homes and buildings that have been painstakingly restored to its original splendor. The infamous pirate, Blackbeard had frequented these shores and left one of his sunken ships off the Beaufort inlet. Meander through the charming streets housing independent boutiques, antique shops, cafes, and galleries. As cultural center of the region, Beaufort hosts numerous festivals throughout the year including Music Festival and the Beaufort
With its proximity to some of the best local seafood in the country foodies will delight in the vibrant culinary scene of the region. Though the name of one of the most popular restaurants in the area, Amos Mosquitoes originated from a knock knock joke, the food here is no joke, serving some of the best low country cuisine in the region. Located on a picturesque waterfront location, the theme resonates with the maritime characteristic of the town. Specialties like baked oysters with bacon spinach and parmesan or lump crab cakes with corn, littleneck clams scampi, shrimp and grits, or cheesy scalloped scallops are prime examples of unpretentious Southern home cooked fare that our taste buds crave. If you’re feeling adventurous, every week is open mike karaoke that attracts a wide range of talent. From pure relaxation on secluded beaches to an abundance of water activities and delectable fine dining in picturesque towns, once you visit the Crystal Coast it won’t be your last. For more information: crystalcoastnc.org amosmosquitos.com emeraldislerealty.com
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troubles and stresses of the city life, Duck Key felt like a secluded secret hideaway.
“It’ll be great, I promise,” he said.
There, Hawks Cay Resort’s West Indies-style lobby looked inviting with its great brown wicker fans, rattan rockers and oversized sofas. After an easy check in, we found our rooms in the main building with wide private patios overlooking the adults-only swimming pool. Soon, we planted ourselves at an outdoor Tiki hut with views of Hawks’ private saltwater lagoon with its sandy shore and thatched umbrellas.
I was skeptical. “Who’s ever heard of Duck Key?” “Exactly,” said my friend with a wink.
I’ll always remember my first visit. A friend and I flew to Florida to do a television travel segment several years ago.
“I think I’m going to like it here,” I said. “Told you,” he smiled.
As we hurried down US Hwy 1 toward the Keys, a policeman pulled me over. “Apparently, speeding is just not done in Florida, “said my friend with a sheepish grin as I climbed back in the driver’s seat, ticket in hand. “Slow down. What’s the rush? You’re in the Keys!” He did his bestperturbed policeman impersonation—it was hilarious. So we slowed down and laughed all the way to Marathon, where we stopped for a
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And that was the start of a beautiful friendship with the Florida Keys.
And so we rolled into Duck Key. Made up of five small islands with bridges spanning several broad, jet ski-friendly canals, welcoming blue waters glistened in the afternoon sun. My friend was right; tucked away from the
We spent the next few days’ deepsea fishing, scuba diving and lounging by the pool. After that, I set off on my own, heading to Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa hotel, within walking distance of Duvall Street and Hemingway’s house in Key West. I treated myself to a massage at the Hyatt’s Jala Spa and fell into the easy wave-driven rhythm of the Keys.
TRAVEL Hawks Cay Revisited This January I went back to see if the Keys still held the same magic. They did. But this time I decided to forget Key West and spend the whole time at Hawks Cay—“The only key you need,” as their slogan claims. With lovely well-appointed rooms and a large-scale renovation just underway throughout the resort, Hawks Cay Resort was every bit as wonderful as I’d remembered. Besides having 177 large West Indies style hotel rooms, Hawks also offers 255 spacious villas— privately owned townhouses with restful garden or water views, 30 of which are Duck Key Vacation Rentals. With an active 85-slip marina within easy walking-distance of the resort’s three fine dining restaurants, the serene Calm Waters Spa, and exciting kids and teen clubs and shops, Hawks Cay has it all. There’s even a game room, five swimming pools and a new Putting Course and Sports Field. New renovations throughout the resort mean every area at Hawks Cay means guests will be treated to a fresh, clean, modern coastal-casual atmosphere sure to please.
Dine in Style Guests never go hungry at Hawks Cay. Alma, its fine-dining eatery features Latin-themed dishes and an array of fine wines. Ocean, the large, bright casual restaurant with bountiful buffets is a favorite of families. The Indes Grill offers kid-friendly foods even picky eaters will enjoy. A new restaurant at the marina’s edge is currently being built there, too.
Water Fun At Hawks, I loved taking a thrilling Jet Ski tour. Guests can also enjoy deep sea fishing, or Tarpon fishing from a bridge, or snorkeling, scuba or snuba diving,
kayaking, paddle0boarding, kiteboarding or parasailing. Landlubbers enjoy the tennis and golf courses and the award-winning Calm Waters Spa. Best of all, the Hawks Cay Dolphin Connection program allows guests of all ages to view, feed, swim with—and even train —Atlantic bottlenose dolphins at the resort’s onsite research facility (the only one of its kind in the continental USA). The nearby town of Marathon also offers the chance to visit the Keys’ Sea Turtle Hospital, the only state-certified veterinary hospital in the world for sea turtles. Key to the Perfect Vacation When I think of my visits to Hawks Cay, I recall the highway patrol officer’s sage advice. “Slow down. Relax”— words we would all do well to heed. So take it easy and take a Florida Keys vacation. Hawks Cay is the only key you’ll need. For more information: hawkscay.com
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aniel Boulud isn’t a new name to fine dinning, especially French cuisine enthusiasts from Manhattan. The now famous and award-winning brand of excellent French fine dining establishments, consisting of gems like Daniel, Café Boulud and his casual masterpiece, db Bistro Moderne. The restaurant holds a spot on the must-list of New York City fine dinning. Opened in 2001, db Bistro Moderne, like its name implies, is a cozily intimate place by Times Square, serving the outstandingly rich DB burger, made with succulent foie gras. One block east of Times Square, sitting in the heart of Theatre District on West 44th Street, db Bistro Moderne, with its exuberant French air, brings to its patrons delicacies in casual richness. The classic bistro attracts the cultured Broadway connoisseurs and first-time visitors alike. The three course prix-fixe menu provides diners a list of carefully selected French dishes and wine, perfect for a deluxe evening either before, or after the show.
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Upon arrival at db Bistro Moderne, guests are greeted with the cool chatters and warm atmosphere radiating from the subtly lavish decor. Light gracefully pours down, illuminates the burgundy design details. The warm tone extends throughout the
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DINING Bistro Moderne highlights the elegance and passion, natural to French cuisine. The meticulously arranged menu, including favorites like the Escargot Fricasée and the Tuna Tartare, aims to satisfy theatregoers, tourists and locals alike. The namesake DB Original Burger has all the buzz for its innovative and delectable patty, which is made with top quality foie gras and braised short ribs then wrapped in a tender and juicy kobe beef exterior. The love fair db Bistro Moderne has with the celebrated foie gras doesn’t stop at the exquisite Original Burger; with both Pâté en Croûte and Foie Gras Terrine, the rich ingredient is given a spotlight to demonstrate the protected cultural and gastronomical heritage of France in midtown Manhattan. Although each bite is pure magnificence, db Bistro moderne offers to amplify that experience with its extensive wine list, representing the terroir and treasures of France and focusing on classic wines, fitting for the Times Square bistro; wine is
something that doesn’t miss the mark at db Bistro Moderne. The Sommelier guards the gates to its exquisite wine list, selecting fine wine choices from his favorite producers, guaranteeing customers the utmost enjoyment. Continuing the Daniel Boulud brand traditions in a more inimate fashion while maintaining the high quality esteemed by customers, amazing is simply an understatement in describing the establishment dear to many patrons’ hearts. Displaying French elegance, American casualness, topped with fine red wine, db Bistro Moderne is deservingly a fixation in the theatre district.
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Bringing New York City Flare to Southampton By W. A. Muller
ecognized as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today Travel’s 10best.com, Southampton eatery 75 Main has been a favorite among locals, visitors and celebrities alike for more than 30 years. Owner Zach Erdem, a rising restaurateur, has transformed the Hamptons summer dining staple into a year-round restaurant and lounge with an expertly crafted menu, sophisticated decor and the addition of post-dinner entertainment, maintaining the perfect balance between the classic style of the Hamptons and the allure of New York City nightlife. 75 Main unites Italian, Asian and Caribbean influences, presenting a unique menu featuring contemporary American cuisine prepared by James Beard Award-
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winning Executive Chef Mark Militello. After dinner, guests can enjoy 75 Main’s exclusive nightlife scene, as the restaurant converts into one of the hottest lounges on the East End, featuring well-known DJs, live bands and drink specials. 75 Main’s contemporary décor features a soothing, white color palette and rich dark wood accents, creating a relaxing atmosphere with classic Hamptons elegance. Large windows highlight the restaurant’s prime Main Street location and bathe its spacious interior in sunlight throughout the year. Bringing a touch of color to the serene space, 75 Main’s crisp white walls provide a chic gallery for Sports Illustrated photographer Raphael Mazzucco’s
latest work. Large glass doors toward the rear of the restaurant lead to an outdoor patio where guests can dine al fresco during the summer months. At night, 75 Main’s white walls are transformed with flashes of colored light and the central, square-shaped bar becomes the venue’s social hub as it transitions seamlessly from restaurant to lounge. •
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Ivy Bar & Grill is celebrating it’s 1 year anniversary! Located on Eighth Avenue between 55th and 56th street Ivy offers guests an array of options, from our specially designed cocktail menu, to our selection of craft and refreshing artisanal beers. All of this compliments Ivy’s stellar lunch, brunch and dinner menus inspired by talented executive chef Jim Hanley. For appetizers try the signature thinly sliced flash broiled Salmon Carpacci, Pan Seared Sea Scallops in an almond peach vinaigrette or the more traditional the Farmer’s Chopped Salad with carrots, cucumber, watermelon radish, celery, Granny Smith Apples, sunflower seeds, chives, feta cheese and mustard cider vinaigrette. Top the meal off with our unique burgers or sandwiches from your entrée. Ivy Bar & Grill 944 8th Ave. 212.459.9444 ivybarnyc.com
New York City’s Social Bar & Grill has become one of the Theatre District’s most popular after work and nightlife venues. This chic threestory bar, grill and lounge boasts an impressive drink menu, along with expertly-crafted bar fare, lively entertainment and daily specials. With its contemporary yet refined design, Social Bar & Grill effortlessly combines traditional elements with modern décor. Each of Social’s three floors is styled with chic statement pieces and bold accents. The sprawling wood bars, sophisticated leather seating, decorative fixtures and mosaic tiled walls create a flawless backdrop for a fun night out or intimate evening. Social Bar & Grill invites both the dinner and post-dinner crowd to indulge in the original cocktail menu and extensive selection of bottled beers, draught beers and wine. In addition, renovations of the rooftop have been completed in time for the 2014 summer season and the new outdoor is open for all to enjoy the beautiful weather.
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Latitude Bar & Grill takes you to both a new summer attitude and altitude this summer on their rooftop deck in Midtown West after work and at weekends. The Latitude rooftop space has become the ideal coordinates for its loyal clientele whilst continually attracting more gastronomic explorers… The casual dining menu is coordinated around the theme of American classics and notables include the Gruyere Caramelized Onion Burger and the Steakhouse Spring Rolls. The drinks selection includes thirteen carefully selected craft beers plus several inventive cocktails including their signature Caramel Chocolate Martini for you to navigate. For summer 2014, take enjoyment to new heights, get a drink and relax on Latitude’s roof deck. Latitude Bar & Grill 783 8th Ave 212.245.3034 latitudebarnyc.com
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Trip Down Willow Road By Peizhao Sun
illow Road stands on the long stretch of Tenth Avenue, backed by the Hudson River and looks onto the quiet shadows of High Line Park in the chaotic backdrop of Chelsea. Such location brings around an element of sexiness to the already edgy restaurant, as tourists freely float around the High Line and sunshine dances between sharp silhouettes of nearby buildings. In comparison to neighboring gastronomical meccas such as Del Posto and Colicchio & Sons, Willow Road surrounds itself with such charming informality that you wonder if you are in Williamsburg. Confusion on your whereabouts aside, one thing will be clear: you’re here at Willow Road to have a good time. It starts with the interior. One quick glance and that doubt about the restaurant being in Brooklyn intensifies. The carefully crafted atmosphere the Williamsburg crowd looks for hides in the details. Tables and seats are set in a crisp and orderly manner, providing the right amount of space for either an intimate gathering or a large group event. The warm and welcoming ambience is paired with amber lighting and guests’ soft whispers, am-
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octopus. The burger though resembles, in appearance, a hearty Middle American burger, combines pimento cheese and Russian dressing, adding delightful twists to the staid classic. The small plate section on the threepart menu is given a lot of attention, including savory dishes like the yellow peaches, which is made with fresh ingredients aim to please.
plifying the sensibility of Willow Road. The black-and-white photos, the quirky decorations and the wooden frames that radiate ruggedness, all seem to hint at the neighboring borough; yet all signs point to Willow Road’s excellent service and high quality of its New American cuisine. The unique style of Willow Road echoes the daring and inventive nature of New American cuisine. The menu, crafted by Executive Chef Kevin Chojnowski, lists reinvented traditional dishes using exotic spices, creating delectable mixes such as black garlic in the Caesar Salad or red harissa in the braised
The welcoming staff at Willow Road adds to the dinning experience, making it charming and incredibly enjoyable. Providing high quality service, modern interior decor and savory cuisine, Willow Road strives to satisfy its guests with stunning performance. With one lighthearted visit, it will be clear that Willow Road is deservingly the spot for good times.
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Sticky Like Rice By Peizhao Sun
t seems as if everyone from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side has been completely disinterested by Pad Thai these days. So-called ethnic foods, regardless where you go - be it Flushing, KTown or Ninth Ave., reiterates the same old slogan - “best Bulgogi” or “freshest Phó,” which brings Khe Yo to the front of the line. Its modern take on some of the coziest Laotian recipes has earned itself a place in adventurous New Yorkers’ hearts. From its now famous sticky rice to the savory and earthy Chili Prawn, Khe Yo draws inspiration from Laotian cuisine and creates mouthwatering Southeast Asian delicacies, making Khe Yo this summer’s it spot for a gastronomical adventure. This intimate spot, sitting right between West Broadway and Hudson Avenue, offers the fitting dinning experience for the TriBeCa neighborhood. Upon arrival, diners are greeted immediately by the delicate and welcoming atmosphere, amplified by the amber lighting and the soft whispers of seated guests. With one quick glance, diners can make out quickly the nuances in the intricate design of space within the restaurant. Each guest is given a comfortable amount of space perfect for either a casual business engagement or a lighthearted and intimate date, which comfortably satisfies
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as Crunchy Coconut rice, Creekstone Farms Sesame Beef Jerky or the Kona Kampachi have already earned a fame of their own for its complex yet straightforward flavors. Its sticky rice, however, deserves an unexpected spotlight. Prior to the meal, guests are met with wet towels, convenient for cleaning up those eager hands before indulging in the thick and appetizing rice. As the menu implies, the best way to experience the sticky rice is to use your hand and dip it in the complementary Bang Bang and the eggplant sauces, since it “tastes better when you eat it with your hands.” While the chef ’s precision in combining the different flavors is of enormous importance, the overall dining experience is equally significant. Offering both the accurate Laotian flavors and a cozy, pleasant dinning ambience, Khe Yo is without a doubt the restaurant with the tangiest style in Manhattan. the different needs of TriBeCa’s Wall St. neighbors, window shoppers and budding families. The menu, carefully crafted by Executive Chef Soulayphet Schwader, partner Nick Bradley and Marc Forgione, ensures diners the signature Southeastern Asian cuisine they have come for in a crisp, clean manner. Items such
157 Duane Street New York, NY 10013 212.587.1089 kheyo.com
A REFINED ITALIAN RESTAURANT THAT ALLOWS AL FRESCO DINING WITH VIEWS OF CENTRAL PARK
Villagio is not your regular Italian Brasserie. Bringing together a unique blend of spectacular cuisine, impeccable service and dazzling ambiance. A wood-burning oven for traditional thin-crust pizzas forms the heart of the restaurant, while antipasti, fresh seafood and family-style dishes fill out the extensive menu. Executive Chef Paul Johnston uses an abundance of fresh produce. Choose between varieties of excellent mains,
such as the Atlantic salmon baked to perfection, grilled tuna in a white wine and lemon sauce, veal scaloppini, traditional meatballs, or house-made ravioli stuffed with chicken and porcini mushrooms â€“ all generously portioned and reasonably priced.
40 Central Park South 212.369.4000 villagiorestaurants.com
A Chinese Delight T
By Janis Turk
he ancient Chinese poet Tao Yuanming describes a utopian land set in the northeast Yunnan Province of China, an area folded quietly into the southwest corner of China bordering Tibet, Vietnam, and Myanmar (Burma). James Hilton also wrote about this idyllic Shangri-La in Lost Horizon—a magical hidden mountain valley, home to fresh air, fertile farm lands and shining happy people. Here in New York, tucked away on a quiet block of Clinton Street in the East Village, a bright brick and mortar culinary Shangri-La Yunnan Kitchen conjures that same mythical geography of bliss. Drawing upon the diverse flavors, cultures and cooking techniques of the real Yunnan province, Chef Doron Wong combines farm-fresh ingredients with refreshing Yunnan flavors to create a sizzling little small-plates menu that is changing the NY Chinese restaurant scene. A late-night supper with friends began with small plates of fresh Woodear mushrooms, young soybeans and pickled chilies; a chrysanthemum salad with a hawthorn and sesame vinaigrette dressing; and spicy pulled pork noodles with chrysanthemum greens and cherry tomatoes drizzled with aromatic chili oil.
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intricate influences of the flavors of its Burmese, Thai and Tibetan neighbors. The commingling of cuisines from the more than 25 ethnic minority tribes living in the Yunnan region culminates in distinctive, flavorful dishes featuring lots of mushrooms and delicate edible flowers. Chef Doron Wong and Yunnan Kitchen owner Erika Chou ate their way through the Yunnanese restaurants of Beijing and Shanghai before they came back to NY to create their menu. Seated at a small table set along a large plate glass window looking over the street, we enjoyed the clean well-lighted space of exposed brick walls, a wooden built-in banquette, soft lighting, oversized Asian art and the happy electric hum of pleased dinners. Next we crowded our little table with more dishes, like lamb meatballs Shao Kao with Yunnan spices; crispy whole prawns sprawling on a lime leaf; multi-grain congee served with soft cooked egg, peanuts and crispy shallots. Aromatic Jasmine rice and Ma La Chicken Wings seasoned with “numbing spices” (Sichuan peppers would be my guess) rounded out our pleasant late-night Lower East Side dinner. Often called Dian cuisine, Yunnan cooking is known for its eclectic fusion of subtle flavors, ingredients and techniques echoing the
With a discriminating little wine list and a full bar featuring house cocktails, an array of herbal teas, organic coffees, bottled beer and 6 interesting draft beers (like Alphabet City easy blond golden ale and Sixpoint Bengali tiger ipa), you won’t go thirsty in this little NY Shangri-La. As our little tired and full little band of friends dispersed, I knew it wouldn’t be long until we’d meet again at Yunnan Kitchen.
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he Oyster Bar Grand Central can be many things to many people. It’s a great place for a quick stop before catching the train to the suburbs, it’s a meeting place for friends for some fantastic seafood and it’s a romantic New York City dinner spot for both tourists and locals. This century-old restaurant was shut down for almost three months for a much-needed facelift (you would need one too if you were 100 years old!) and has recently reopened to a highly anticipated unveiling. From the kitchen to its famous arched ceiling, the restaurant is brighter and shiner than ever. The restaurant is split into three sections, the main dining room to the left, the “counters” on the right offer individual seating and the “Saloon” has a long bar and table seating. There’s also a take-out window for quick snacks from soups to sandwiches for all those harried commuters held prisoners to their train schedules. The large room is bustling, as always, with a hard working wait staff. It’s an atmosphere
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of “controlled chaos,” almost as hectic as the main concourse of Grand Central in the building where the Oyster Bar calls home. The menu has retained many of dishes this place has been known for: fried Ipwich clams, Stone Crab salad and their decadent chunky and creamy New England Clam Chowder (one of our favorites!) And, of course, and its namesake implies, there are oysters by the dozen, actually there are anywhere between 20-30 varieties served
here on any given day an arguably one of the best selections of oysters anywhere in Manhattan. If you’re not sure how you like them served, there’s an array of options to try; raw, fried, broiled and Oysters Rockefeller. If you’re wondering if you can order a great seafood dish here, the answer is “yes.” The Dover Sole is well worth the hefty price of $39.95. Be sure to try the Lobster Roll, it will transport back to your favorite little fish shack out on Long Island. The wine list here is extensive, to say the least. From Sparkling Wines to Ports and everything in between, you’ll find the perfect bottle to compliment your meal. Be sure to end the meal with one of their many homemade scrumptious desserts. Our favorites are the Key Lime Pie and Rice Pudding.
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Restaurant Roundup By Hillary Latos
his month we wanted to celebrate the ethnic diversity and home cooked cuisine of the Big Apple’s melting pot. From home cooked Lebanese dishes to the flavorful Japanese Izakaya bites to contemporary Mexican to Portugese and Contemporary American, we are fortunate enough to have the flavors of the world at our doorstep. Whatever flavors you’re craving, New York has it all.
Hecho en Dumbo Hecho en Dumbo was born out of a small pop up café in Dumbo, which quickly outgrew it, digs to find its more permanent home in the Bowery. The idea was to dispel the stereotypes associated with Americanized Mexican cuisine and bring back the authentic flavors that mirror the contemporary culinary scene in Mexico City. Chef Danny Mena wanted to celebrate his native cuisine through tasty small plates- antijitos or “little whims” which celebrate the authentic Mexican gastronomy scene that’s hard to find stateside and shared the vision with partners Ethan Smith and Monica Ramos. With most of the staples created in house, ingredients sourced locally and spices sourced from South of the border, every dish is fresh and unique. Start with the succulent roasted bone marrow with carmelized wagyu beef tongue, or the fire roasted octopus salad with a garlic anchovy mojo. House specialties are the grilled black sea bass melts in your mouth drizzled with jalapeno aioli and the lamb barbacoa with grilled lamb chops, lamb sausage, neck and requeson. Favorite small dishes are the smoked sablefish tacos and the vegetarian empanadas with pumpkin, squash blossom, poblanos and zucchini. Pair the exotic flavors with creative cocktails like the fiery jalapeno laced Pink Panther margarita or the refreshing cucumber basil gin martini Mira Sushi & Izakaya 46 West 22nd Street NYC 212.989.7889 mirasushi.com
Mira Sushi & Izakaya Modeled after the savory Asian street fare served in Japan’s traditional Izakayas, which is the Japanese equivalent to a pub, Mira Sushi & Izakaya has brought this concept to the Flatiron. For Food Network fans, a must have is chef Brian Tsao’s Bulgogi tacos which beat Bobby Flay’s dish and led him to the finals. Juicy morsels of the sweet and spicy beef are complemented with a kimchi and Korean pear slaw sandwiched in a crispy wonton shell that is bursting with crunch and flavor. Other flavorful bites are the spicy tuna pizza with guacamole on a crispy roti, Kobe beef hot stone, spicy wontons, and the Tako Yaki octopus balls drizzled with Kewpie mayo and Tonkatsu sauce that are as authentic as what you would find in Osaka. The creative twist on Asian cuisine doesn’t end with the small dishes, the sushi selection ranges from whimsical and creative to classics. Former Nobu sushi chef Owen Wu has created signature rolls like the rock lobster roll shaped like a sinewy lobster complete with the head and tail with copious amounts of lobster seasoned with spicy mayo and sweet soy, or their dynamite roll with wild blue crab, avocado and topped with seared scallops and fried vermicelli. The volcano roll is topped with seared spicy tuna and caviar and fried with a crispy panko crunch with a spicy sweet aioli. To complement the Asian fusion flavors try a sochu flight, or an exotic Asian inspired cocktail like the yuzu lychee sangria or ginger lemongrass mojito.
Louro After stints at NYC’s top restaurants including Bouley and Per Se, Portuguese American Chef David Santos decided to bring his culinary skills to his own space and launched Louro in the West Village. Louro is Portuguese for “bay leaf ” which embodies his childhood memories of family trips to France and the Mediterranean with the fragrant scent of bay leaf wafting throughout family meals. Santos cooks what he loves with a focus on contemporary American cuisine peppered with Portuguese influence. Start with a Maryland Surf & Turf with crab and Old Bay spiced bone marrow or the Asian inspired kimchi fried rice with calamari, clams, shrimp, and duck egg. For large plates, his menu is influenced by seasonal ingredients with like branzino in a bouillabaisse broth and saffron aioli, octopus Bolognese with goose pancetta over homemade tagliatelle, and a pork chop with almond puree, poached cherries and cippolini onions. Every Monday Chef Santos also offers a different themed chef ’s table, Nossa Menu for $65 tasty off the menu options in an informal supper club format.
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Hecho en Dumbo 354 Bowery NYC 212.937.4525 hechoendumbo.com
Louro 142 West 10th Street NYC 212.206.0606 louronyc.com
Au Za’atar Explore the exotic flavors of the Arabia with a French twist at Au Za’atar in the East Village serving classic dishes spanning the cuisines of Lebanon, Tunisia, and Morocco. Like mother like son, Salwa Fallous grew up in a traditional Lebanese household and spent plenty of time in the kitchen watching her grandmother pull together elaborate meals and wanted to share their favorite family recipes in an intimate and cozy rustic setting that feels as authentic as the cuisine. Choose from an extensive selection of mezze (small plates) such as Lebanon’s national dish- Kebbe Kras made with lean beef and bulgar wheat, onions and Lebanese cheese, escargot with butter and garlic, or the lamb tartare. Vegetarians will find plenty of delectable options like eggplant baba ghanoush, spinach pie, sweet fig crostini, and moussaka. By using traditional techniques of grilling, the marinated grilled lamb dishes are tender and succulent and equally as tasty is the braised lamb shank with an Armagnac prune sauce. A favorite is also the grilled branzino stuffed and seasoned with summer herbs featuring a crispy skin on the outside and tender flaking meat inside. The best way to enjoy this royal feast is with a large group of friends to try a little bit of everything that will surely lead to a memorable evening.
Loews Regency Bar and Grill Contemporary American cuisine takes on a new level at the Loews Regency Bar & Grill. Combining old and new, the hotel evokes the posh elegance of a Park Avenue hotel on the Upper East side with the contemporary and stylish flair of the neighboring Madison Avenue. Run by seasoned restaurateurs Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli of the famous Milanese chain Saint Ambroeus they know their discerning audience and what they want. A master of contemporary American cuisine Executive Chef Dan Silverman honed his culinary talents at Union Square Café and The Standard Grill. While their power breakfast is a who’s who of the business world attracting a bevy of heavy hitting A-list media celebrities and moguls, dinner is where Chef Silverman’s culinary talents shine. Start with the crisp shredded radish and snowpea salad with pickled shitakes with a sweet and savory dressing. Indulge in the extensive raw bar with a variety of oysters from the East and West coasts as well as hamachi and crabmeat. Sublime renditions of Italian pasta dishes are the fusilli with oxtail ragu, and the Louisiana crayfish tomato linguine. For main courses try the grilled veal chops dressed with a delicate mushroom sauce or the summer preparation of seared yellowfin tuna with sunchokes, artichoke, and grapefruit. Finish the unforgettable meal with a sweet ending like an affogato with homemade gelato melted by an Italian espresso. Big Smoke Burger 70 7th Ave NYC 917.475.1910 bigsmokeburgher.com
Loews Regency Bar and Grill 540 Park Avenue NYC 212.759.4100 loewshotels.com
Big Smoke Burger One of the best exports to come from our neighbors to the North, is Ontario based Big Smoke Burger which just opened its first stateside outpost in Chelsea. The Canadians have seemed to master the art of the American classic churning out generously sized organic Beretta Farm beef patties that are juicy and tasty on the inside with the perfect char grill crisp outside. Combine that with creative and gourmet toppings like gorgonzola and rosemary garlic mayo for their Blue burger or the subtly spiced chipotle mayo and caramelized onion Spicy burger. For those who want a little bit of everything try the Crazy burger with jalapeno havarti, chipotle may, bbq sauce, coleslaw and hot peppers. Though their specialty is in beef burgers, alternatives to beef are equally as satisfying such as the lamb burger topped with a cilantro feta spread, grilled chicken with balsamic dressing, and healthy green veggie burger with goat cheese. If you’ve ever been out past 4 am, disco fries or what the Canadians refer to as poutine were the preferred sustenance to soak up the excesses of the night- these crispy fries bathed in gravy and Ontario cheese curd are well worth every decadent calorie.
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Au Za’atar 188 Avenue A NYC 212.254.5660 auzaatar.com
Cuba Let the rhythms of salsa and merengue transport you to another place and time to the bossa nova lifestyle of Havana, Cuba. Tucked away on a quiet street in Greenwich Village, Cuba celebrates the festive culture and gastronomy of this forbidden country through an extensively sweet selection of Bacardi fueled cocktails to a culmination of Cuba’s favorite dishes with hints of Spanish and Caribbean influences. Whet your appetite with savory small plates like the chicken fricassee or beef picadillo empanadas, garlicky sautéed prawns, seafood ceviche, or pork belly with a tangy balsamic glaze. For main courses the crispy suckling pig is a house specialty, the red wine braised oxtail pairs perfectly with the mashed plantains and the duck leg confit has the perfect balance of sweet and sour with a tamarind blackcurrant sauce. After a few muddled mojitos or juice infused caipirinhas, sway to the beats of the live band and dance the night away.
Cuba 222 Thompson Street NYC 212.420.7878 cubanyc.com
Sauce 78 Rivington Street NYC 212.420.7700 saucerestaurant.com
Jacques 1534 Most say Nolita is the new Soho, but Jacques 1534 is one of just a few holdouts to the seedier, darker side of Prince Street East of Broadway. The lights are dim, the leather upholstery is weathered and despite the chic address, there’s not a yuppy in sight. Jacques is part cocktail lounge, part French brazzerie, but unlike its famous neighbor a couple blocks south on Spring Street- Balthazar, you do actually feel as though here at Jacques you should be sipping absinthe on the Left Bank with Hemingway and the famous Parisian writers and painters from the 1920’s. We started out with a couple of Negronis, moved on to a crisp Sancerre as we enjoyed a kale salad and tuna sashimi with an assortment of spicy wasabi and fresh tasting seaweeds. Typical brazzerie main dishes included mussels, steak frites, roast chicken and fish and chips. All the food was tasty, prepared with fresh ingredients and nice size portions. Jacques has a friendly ambience with just the right mix of jazzy- grunge in Nolita. It’s a bit unsavory, a bit down and dirty, but a great place to hide from the Wall Street types and European tourists and get a great buzz from the signature cocktails and a full belly from the well prepared comfortable food.
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Sauce The name says it all. This Lower East Side Italian hotspot specializes in slow cooked and braised sauces that remind you of an Italian nonna’s kitchen. Sauce is the fourth Italian themed outpost in the neighborhood by owners Frank Prisinzano and Rob DeFlorio who are behind Supper, Frank, and Lil’ Frankies who wanted to bestow their childhood memories of growing up in an Italian kitchen to the denizens of the Lower East Side. Comfort Italian food laden with hearty sauces like creamy and cheesy polenta with a rich Bolognese sauce drizzled with olive oil is served on a plank. Homemade papardelle with a porcini mushroom sauce, pepe and cacio spaghetti, homemade ricotta tortelloni, and meat ball ragu are so authentic you would think you stumbled upon a hidden trattoria in Bologna. Save room for their house made desserts including the rich and creamy gelato or the classic panna cotta or tiramisu to end the night on a sweet yet satisfying note.
Jacques 1534 20 Prince Street NYC 212.966.8886 jacques1534.com
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he Dromborg. It’s an architectural tour de force. We say it that way because there is only one. Located in the verdant heart of the Ozark Mountains, this home is a unique legacy property. It was built to stand for centuries with four thousand tons of rock – hewn and fitted, stone by stone, as master masons have done since the second century, BC. The Dromborg is a dream made manifest, the realization of a lifetime of hard work – with a vision. In ancient Nordic, it translates as, “Dreams the size of mountains.” Inside, solid oak. Solid cherry. Solid walnut. Carved, sculpted and molded into 13,000 square feet of museum quality construction, each detail was built by one of the world’s great lumber barons for his own personal country estate. The Dromborg is a hundred acres worth of forested mountainside privacy, all within minutes of a major university and three Fortune 500 corporate campuses. Completed in 2008, the Dromborg’s design aesthetic. Completed in 2008, the Dromborg’s design aesthetic is inspired by Scottish castles of the 13th century. Classical motifs were also incorporated, as was often the case with historical European designs. The larger statement speaks to contemporary yet timeless values: vision, hard work and audacious dreams. The Dromborg overlooks the Ozark Mountains with a 300-degree panoramic view and is beautifully nested in Northwest Arkansas. Flying in? Have your pilot file a flight plan with KFYV. The Dromborg is located less than a country mile from the 6,100-foot runway at Fayetteville’s Drake Field. Luckily for you, this rare offering was just listed, and is offered at $15,000,000.
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MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA. Located in sought after, and rarely available, Sandpiper Estates, this beautifully updated and maintained home has small islands, wetlands and the Banana River as its view. From the luxurious pool deck and dock you will see some of the most beautiful wildlife imaginable. On the inside of this meticulous home, you will find soaring ceilings, a large open floor plan and enough private space to suit multiple residents. Bring your boats because the dock is designed for two watercraft and has new motors for both boat lifts.The location is close to Port Canaveral and has easy access to the open ocean. Offered at $569,900. CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA. Rarely available top floor corner luxury condo at desirable Solana on the River.This south corner condo with wrap around balcony has amazing views of sunsets and wildlife on the Banana River.Well designed kitchen with solid surface counters and walk-in pantry, split floor plan, separate laundry room, lots of closet space and a private under building enclosed garage all add up to a great condo home. Located close to shopping, dining, Cape Canaveral beach and easy access to Orlando and all it has to offer. Offered at $359,900. COCOA VILLAGE, FLORIDA. Direct Indian River/ICW location. Northeast corner condo with over $175K in upgrades to include hickory floors, central vacuum,ultra violet a/c filter system, custom crown and baseboards, custom cabinets, tile, granite counters, high end appliances, custom lighting and built in office. Versatile floor plan with wrap around tiled balcony. Private under building garage included. The complex has pool/spa,sauna, community center and exercise room. Located within walking distance of restaurants, shops and city park of Historic Cocoa Village. Offered at $595,000. COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA. Rare 4 bed/4 bath, large Magnolia Bay condo unit in famous Cocoa Beach. Views of both Banana River and the ocean from the balconies. This amazing home has 10-foot ceilings, cherry wood floors, granite counters, his/hers closets, jetted tub, hurricane resistant windows and sliders. Two parking spaces in secure garage on first floor plus a large private storage area.This unit was the model and is beautifully decorated. Contact listing agent, John Bond, directly at 321-298-1118. Offered at $569,000.
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t the heart of what used to be a bustling commercial district, Madison Square Park is identified as the nexus of Downtown’s most dynamic neighborhoods – Flatiron, Gramercy, NoMad and Chelsea. Running from 23rd to 26th Street, it is where uptown meets downtown. The park formally opened in 1847 and in the late 19th century the neighborhood surrounding it flourished as a privileged community where mansions and respected office buildings bordered the square. By the 1990’s the park had lost its splendor and fallen into disrepair with its eight prized monuments in decay. In 2001, the park underwent a $5 million restoration which was well-received by New Yorkers. Since its renewal, Madison Square Park has spurred noteworthy luxury residential developments. The Flatiron Building, the gold-crowned New York Life Building and the Metropolitan Life Tower (also known as Met Life Tower) remind us of Madison Square Park’s longtime commercial identity. In recent years, the square’s skyline welcomed two new icons; One Madison at 23 East 22nd Street and 10 Madison Square West. Whether you are waiting in line for a Shake Shack burger or admiring one of the park’s exciting art exhibits, these residential buildings cannot be ignored. Besides having the park nearby, they both draw celebrities and billionaires. One Madison is Downtown’s most captivating skyscraper. The slender 60-story bronze glass-clad tower offers 53 residences designed by Yabu Pushelberg and Cetra/Ruddy and developed by Related Companies and HFZ Capital Group. It is well-celebrated for its cinematic views of Manhattan, as well as dramatic river-to-river-to-sea vistas. In spite of its publicized troubled past, sales at One Madison have been going at full speed. Last year, The New York Post reported that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen spent $14 million on a full-floor three-bedroom condo located on the 47th floor. In February, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch purchased the prize-jewel penthouse and another full-floor apartment beneath it for a total of $57.25 million, according to Bloomberg.com. Mr. Murdoch’s choice of Madison Square Park represents perhaps the strongest endorsement
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to date of the neighborhood. One Madison continues to have sizeable sales. Currently, listing website Streeteasy.com lists residence 55 for $37.5 million. This opulent duplex offers more than 6,600 square feet and encompasses the 55 and 56 floors. As you can imagine, this luxury apartment features jaw-dropping panoramic views of all of Manhattan. On the west side of the square, formerly one of the International Toy Center buildings, 10 Madison Square West offers 125 one- to five-bedroom residences designed by Alan Wanzenberg. WG 1107
REAL ESTATE LLC is an affiliate of The Witkoff Group and Vector Group Ltd. through its New Valley subsidiary are the developers behind this ambitious condo conversion. According to 10 Madison Square West’s official website, the iconic architecture and classic brick and limestone façade have been transformed by Goldstein, Hill & West Architects. The current architecture, akin to the refined façade of 15 Central Park West, was inspired by the building’s historic industrial heritage and contemporary design. Reportedly, nearly 95% of the 125 remarkable residences are already in contract. The availability on the building’s website lists Penthouse 22 for $35 million. This exquisite 5-bedroom with 6.5-baths residence has 6,515 square feet and encompasses the entire 22nd floor. Penthouse 22 is wrapped by over 1,700 square feet of private terraces and each living space has direct outdoor access. This exceptional apartment boasts 360 degree unobstructed views of the iconic Flatiron District and Madison Square Park.
neighborhood that is a celebrity favorite. Much of the credit for NoMad’s popularity is due to the legacy of its fine architecture and central location with easy access to main trains. Trendy NoMad has world-class hotels, wonderful restaurants and great nightlife. People are drawn by NoMad’s restored buildings which offer industrial details and loft-style layouts typically found in TriBeCa and Soho. New high-rise rental and condominium buildings also magnetize people looking for The Empire State Building views and modern comfort. NoMad has many great assets and having the park nearby is an added benefit of living there.
Madison Square Park’s residential rebirth has expanded to NoMad (North of Madison Square Park), which stretches from 25th Street up to 30th Street and from Sixth Avenue to Lexington Avenue. In recent years, NoMad has been transformed from a crowded commercial district inhabited by wholesale and variety stores into a fashionable residential
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Undoubtedly, Madison Square Park has once more become New York City’s darling and is as treasured as Central Park. The square has come full circle and has once again become the focal point of Manhattan’s most elite neighborhoods where society’s most fashionable residences perfectly bound it; just like it was in the late 19th century.
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FABULOUS WATERFRONT CRAFTSMAN COTTAGE: Completely restored and updated 3 BR home offers spectacular views at the mouth of the Tred Avon and Choptank rivers. Top of the line kitchen, 1st floor bedroom and bath, waterside porch, pier and protected shoreline. Privately located on over 4 acres. $1,295,000
PRIVATE WATERFRONT: Pristine 4,600’+ sq. ft. home on 38+ acres full of privacy with broad water views. Gourmet kitchen, Brazilian cherry floors, first and second floor family rooms, recreation room, double waterside porches with immaculate views, pier and huge 2 bay outbuilding with workshop. Don’t miss this one! $1,295,000
ST. MICHAELS AREA WATERFRONT: Historic home full of charm and character close to historic St. Michaels offers 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths dating back to the late 1700’s. Recently remodeled kitchen, 1st floor master suite, 1BR guest house, pool, and 225’ pier w/ boat lift. Beautiful sunsets. $995,000
EASTON WATERFRONT: Immaculate Cape Cod close to the Talbot Country Club, Easton and Oxford. This home offers hardwood floors, spacious kitchen with island, waterside sunroom, family room with fireplace, in ground waterside pool, pier with lift on Trippe Creek and gorgeous sunset views. $899,000
EASTON CLUB COLONIAL: Meticulous 5 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home in golf community offers gourmet kitchen, wood floors, formal living & dining rooms, family room with fireplace, 1st & 2nd floor master suites, fenced yard with pool & patio. $515,000
EASTON CLUB WATERFRONT: Custom built four bedroom home loaded with upgrades. Gourmet kitchen with island, first floor master suite, family room with fireplace, deck & screened gazebo provide wonderful outdoor living. Pier & 3 car garage. Community pool and tennis court. $850,000
Barbara Watkins, Associate Broker Benson & Mangold Real Estate 27999 Oxford Road, Oxford, Maryland 21654 410-310-2021 CELL 410-822-1415 OFFICE Barb.firstname.lastname@example.org www.EasternShoreHomes.com
MYSTIC RIVER CHARM!! The tranquil New England charm that has made Mystic a well known escape destination is felt from the picturesque farm areas of the Northeast corner, to the scenic coastal towns of Connecticut and neighboring Rhode Island. With all the area has to offer, it has been dubbed Mystic Country!! Located in the Old Mystic section of the Town of Stonington, CT this property is truly one of Mystic Country’s hidden gems. Seclusion and nature abound this 2.2 acre waterfront parcel with 195’ of water frontage, private dock with direct access to the Mystic River. Dock accessible to power boats with 4ft + draft; situated 4.6 miles from open water at the mouth of the Mystic River. Amenities include; 3,634 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, formal dining room, formal living room, library, studio, family room, spectacular floor to ceiling mahogany windows, concrete patio with heated concrete pool including whirlpool jets, mature gardens and WATER VIEWS!! Tucked away yet minuets to I-95 and Amtrak Station.
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BUCKS COUNTY CUTTALOSSA FARM This property holds an iconic position in Bucks County's history. This 18th century homestead was once the studio of famed Impressionist Painter Daniel Garber. Garber's fame coupled with the extraordinary beauty of Cuttalossa Farm,has created a living canvas that has been photographed, included in poetry and the site of many fashion shots ... more than any other property in the area. A manor home, the Garber Studio, full cottage, streams and sheep farm with waterwheel complete the package. $2,495,000
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PHILLIPS FARM It is rare to find an unspoiled stucco over stone farmhouse, sited down a long drive in the middle of 57 vista filled Tinicum acres. The home has a renovated eat-in kitchen, dining room with fireplace, plank flooring, walls of large stately windows and a full bath. The second level offers two full baths and 4 bedrooms. The freshly painted home has a proper Bucks County style. Renovated barn and in-ground pool. $2,195,000
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THE BURNT HOUSE HILL BARN This sensitive and aesthetically pleasing plus 200 year old structure has been lovingly transformed into an exciting and artistic home. The newly renovated kitchen is a vision in white Carrera marble, sophisticated cabinetry and a woodburning fireplace that warms the breakfast nook.The lower level offers a complete in-law apartment with bedroom, kitchen, living room and bath. The house boasts numerous dependencies that include a workshop building,garage and remarkable stone guest house. $1,295,000
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CUTTALOSSA FALLS Enjoy dramatic views of the Cuttalossa Creek with waterfall and pond. This four bedroom home located on 6 plus private acres was built by Jarret Vaughn Builders with additions in 2008 by Gemmi Contractors. This home has it all, kitchen and baths by William Draper, reclaimed barn beams, conservatory with 22’ ceiling,stone fireplace,cherry paneled library,curved walls of windows, slate patios, pergola, custom pool and gazebo. $2,495,000
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L ta sa p th Immaculate! On almost 3 ac. overlooking a spring-fed pond in the front and a carefully landscaped fenced-in yard at the back. Elegance and attention to detail is throughout this spacious home. New deck provides the ideal setting for outdoor entertaining, and freshly painted indoor living space offers a comfortable surrounding for happy gatherings. Enjoy the tastefully appointed kitchen w/new granite countertops, s/s Anne Fisher GE Profile appliances and bâ€™fast room, the bright conservatory w/fireplace, the fam/r w/its floor-to-ceiling Coldwell Banker windows & soaring decorative stone f/p. The 2nd Residential Brokerage floor boasts a large MBR Suite w/tray ceiling, new h/w floors, 2 WIC, MBath overlooking mature woods & its Rt. 46 and Crane Road own cozy sitting/rm with f/p and tray ceiling. 4 other newly carpeted spacious beds and 3 baths. Trains in Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 Cell phone. 201.602.1304 Hopatcong MtArlin.
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Well cared for and charming 4 bedroom 2 bath cape style home. new windows and siding. large living room with woodstove, large dining room, and eat in kitchen, one full bath and separate laundry on 1st floor. 4 bedrooms and 1 full bath on 2nd floor. all wood floors except kitchen and baths. 2 properties being sold together, with frontage on the homowack kill. large 1800’s historic house on property calling for major renovation or tear down. total of 4.63 acres. historic D&H canal went thru this property.
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500 Sterling Launches in Crown Heights By W.A. Muller
Sterling is an extraordinary new rental development on the burgeoning border of Prospect Heights and Crown Heights – Brooklyn’s newest flourishing neighborhood. The seven-story, 77-home residential building generously pairs studios to two-bedrooms with modern design and custom touches. Developed by Adam America Real Estate and Horizon Group, 500 Sterling, which just launched leasing, boasts an array of amenities, including a fully equipped windowed gym, parking, part-time doorman, package room, private and bicycle storage and live-in superintendent.
Residents are greeted by 500 Sterling’s dramatic double-height lobby, while all homes contain premium kitchens finished in limed oak wall cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, limestone backsplashes with appliances by Fisher & Paykel and KitchenAid. Every unit including studios has a washer/dryer. For Eliza Hartley, a former Upper East Sider whose apartment hunt took her from Brooklyn Heights to Crown Heights, settling on 500 Sterling was a simple decision. “While searching all over Brooklyn, mostly along the 2 and 5 subway lines, 500 Sterling’s beautiful amenities, lobby and apartments instantly grabbed my attention,” she said.
Open-air spaces are plentiful at 500 Sterling, with almost every unit offering expansive private outdoor space, and a roof deck complete with a misting wall, outdoor movie projector, lounging areas and barbecuing stations, all immensely popular in the summer months. “I’m definitely excited to spend time on the roof deck, which has some really incredible views of the city,” said Hartley. “The Crown Heights/Prospect Heights neighborhood has some great coffee shops and bars that will be perfect for getting my schoolwork done and spending time with friends.” Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s newest must-live neighborhood, 500 Sterling is just a stone’s throw from a multitude of popular eateries, gourmet markets, shopping and nightlife. Residents enjoy convenient access to public transportation, including the 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains, which are located just three blocks south. An array of outdoor and cultural activities, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Zoo and Prospect Park are all within blocks of 500 Sterling. Studios begin at $1,995; one-bedrooms begin at $2,495; and two-bedrooms begin at $3,100. Residents have already begun moving into 500 Sterling and taking advantage of its variety of amenities especially the barbecuing stations, misting wall, lounging areas and city views, which have gotten many through the long summer days. For more information: 500Sterling.com
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On the High Line By W.A. Muller
n a time when anything from a custom sailboat to a couture ball gown can be leased, New York City’s high-end rental market has recently reached new heights in providing residents with the ability to lease the ultimate luxury lifestyle. Offering exceptional services, amenities, and most importantly, well-appointed residences, these tailored buildings can be found in prime neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, each with their own signature details that make them truly unique. One of the most recent high-end rentals to open its doors is Abington House on the High Line, a Robert A.M. Stern-designed building that prominently sits directly along the popular High Line Park. Located in West Chelsea among notable galleries and restaurants, Abington House features an extensive curated art collection and custom Zen-like interiors signature of Clodagh Design. In addition to its noteworthy architect and interior designer, the building offers unexpected luxuries, including two beautifully appointed lounges and a sanctuary room where residents are able to unwind under dim lighting in a sound canceling space. For those looking to be in the center of it all, One MiMA Tower offers residents an unparalleled menu of amenities including a resident-only Equinox, full-size basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor pool, party rooms, an internet café and separate game room. The list goes on with its outdoor amenities including a grand outdoor screening area, multiple landscaped terraces, BBQ areas and private dining pods. The crowning amenity of this trophy building is its Jewel Box Lounge, a curated and intimate space located on the building’s 61st floor, offering helicopter views of New York City. Nestled Uptown with Central Park Views, a porte cochere, and even electric car-charging stations, is 1214 Fifth Avenue. The Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed 53-story glass and stone tower speaks for itself with unobstructed views in most residences and amenity spaces nestled on high floors. Residences stand out with walls of windows, white oak floors, walnut kitchens and luxurious marble baths. Located directly off Museum Mile, the building allows residents to take full advantage of New York City’s best attractions and best kept secrets, such as Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. One Union Square South also offers direct access to another prime New York City amenity, Union Square’s famous outdoor green mar-
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ket. While it sits at one of Downtown’s most active areas, One Union Square South offers one of the most tranquil private green spaces in the area, a quarter acre rooftop lawn with views directly overlooking the park. With a full suite of services including a tech concierge and valet dry cleaning, residents are able to enjoy hotel services at the touch of a button. One Union Square South notably features the largest private commission of public art in New York City’s history, with its David Brody Bond-designed mixed-media piece entitled Metronome. For more information: related.com/apartment-rentals/new-york-city/chelsea/ abington-house
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he MissoniHome 2014 introductions, designed by Rosita Missoni, embody a new kind of energy, emblematic symbols and a variety of variables and patterns. Cool tones, smooth lines and linear graphics form a concrete counterbalance to eccentricity. The powerful impact of the textural materials and designs gives an energy and contagious vitality suitable both for large and small spaces. To Rosita, home designs embody a magic found in the endless interplay that links furnishing and fashion. MissoniHome 2014 collection, as delicate poppies, dazzling freesias and other seasonal blooms grow throughout the 2014 home stories, once again brings the elegant and vibrant technicolors to its clients. The floral theme is very dear to the Missoni family, who has carried out a tradition of gardening through the generations. Also in the mix are stories of patchworks, flames, stripes and geometric shapes, not forgetting bold, pictorial stripes in shaded or bright bands and on sheer backgrounds. One of the most emblematic Missoni symbols, the chevron, has also found its much overdue way into the outdoor collection. Missoni is known for its color choices, for dreaming up combinations that are as appealing as they are surprising. However, when asked about her favorite color, Rosita will admit: “black,” a perfect base on which to draw color and demand attention. The 2014 collection does just this with black and white hues elegantly mixed into patchwork and floral elements. The new designs also use natural, sandy shades; crystal-clear, bright blues; subtle watercolor hues; bold vintage tones; matte golds and more, combined in exciting and inspiring ways throughout the collection.
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By W.A. Muller
To be fitting with this thematic aura, the collection dances with the endless possibilities of fabrics. Beautiful silk jacquards, like modern watercolor tapestries; soft velvets; printed cottons and linens; sheer tulles; distressed macramés; knitwear elements, there’s nowhere that MissoniHome won’t go when it comes to fabric experimentation. The family and brand is, at its heart, a textile company, designing down to each individual stitch to create unique blends of pattern, material, texture and color. MissoniHome also works with high- performance fabrics including Trevira, a fire-retardant material, available in a waterproof cotton version (Tempotest) for outdoor use. This allows the 2014 outdoor collection to include a wide choice of patterns for curtains, outdoor seating, custom furniture covers, pillows, poufs and more perfect for terraces, gardens, patios or even boats. One of the many shinning qualities of MissoniHome is the “soft structure” concept. The term “soft structure” may sound contradictory, but it’s the idea that MissoniHome strives to achieve, balancing the clean lines of its furnishing design with the comfort of home and how people live. Each piece is very soft and welcoming, without losing its shape. This goes for MissoniHome’s sofas, chairs, lamps and more. The new collection also incorporates other elements such as leather, PVC or wood to contrast with the material textures for a highly attractive effect and unusual perspective. New in this collection: leather sofas in classic shades, geometric/diamond-shaped poufs, chairs “dressed” in patchwork and chunky-knit rugs. For more information: missonihome.com
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Working from home is a wonderful thing, no doubt! Setting up a functional (and stylish) workspace is important to productivity in your home office. These furniture selections are classic shapes with updated materials like lucite and brass, coordinating all together or as individual pieces for you to update a space.
DwellStudio Hans Chaise
DwellStudio.com | SoHo $2010 Morning reading lounger or a place to clear your head before tackling a big project. This handsome chaise will soon be your favorite spot in the home.
Jonathan Adler Bond Desk
jonathanadler.com | Manhattan $2950 Featuring burl wood and lucite, this desk is masculine and mod. No frills and none needed on this minimal desk.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Hugo Chair
mgbw.com | SoHo Iconic cantilevered design that provides comfort and support.
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mgbw.com | SoHo $2745 Glamorous and sophisticated bar... A furniture piece no office is complete without! Fill with Perrier for chic hydration, Champagne for celebration, and Bourbon for late nights.
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Jayson Home Parke Chair
jaysonhome.com $995 Reminiscent of the iconic Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair of the 50s, this dashing silhouette will make a strong statement in any office.
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Yes, that was the recently rehabilitated Selena Gomez dining at Tao Downtown and then seen partying at Marquee New York...
esigner Shoe Queen /Socialite Tamara Mellon has put her Upper East Side Mansion in the Sky on East 95th Street up for sale. According to Curbed NY, the Jimmy Choo co-founder has listed the penthouse for $34 million. Mellon bought the place from Edgar Bronfman Jr. in 2008 for $21 million. Sources say she wants to vacate the sedate Upper East Side for a tonier “downtown vibe.” The luxury pad boasts five bedrooms, four wood-burning fireplaces, a solarium, a 13-by-23-foot walk-in closet/dressing room which houses her one-of-a-kind “built-in shoe racks and frosted windows at the top.”... The Global Citizen Festival hosted a launch party recently at MILK Studios. Celebs who were in attendance included Katie Holmes, Jane Rosenthal, Soledad O’Brien, Bridget Moynahan, Gayle King, Ronan Farrow, Miri BenAri, Russell Simmons and Hannah Bronfman... Dallas Mavericks owner turned Shark Tank TV star Mark Cuban was spotted at the Producers Guild of America event at The Attic Rooftop & Lounge in Manhattan...
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Cadillac drove into New York City as a premier sponsor for the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and took the town by storm. The luxury car company hosted a group of media from around the country. The film “Cru” swept the Festival’s Awards presentation, not only tying for Best Picture, but also winning Best Director, which was presented by GM Diversity Executive Jocelyn K. Allen, along with a $5,000 check to director Alton Glass, Best Actor Keith Robinson and Best Screenplay. Aside from Robinson, “Cru’s” stars include Richard T. Jones and Melissa De Sousa. Cadillac also sponsored a Spike Lee Tamara Mellon
friends including socialites, influencers and celebrities to a day of delicious food, a Beauty Bar, Trunk Show and gifted luxury brands including morphie, Med Spa 44, Douglas Elliman, Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions, Derma ProMedics, Saks Fifth Avenue, Solo ba ha Palm, and others. The food and decor was provided by The Carlyle Group. “It was with great pleasure that I was able to host my second annual morphie ladies luncheon this year and I am extremely grateful for the incredible turnout from my wonderful friends and family,” said Jill Zarin… Harlem Week kicked off its 40th anniversary with a special awards ceremony saluting acclaimed actress Audra McDonald, six-time Tony award Audra McDonald winning star of “Lady Day at Emerson’s at Harlem Week Grill,” Apple Bank for Saving and New York Amsterdam News at Lincoln Center Retrospective moderated for the Performing Arts. The kick-off was by TV One’s Roland held in conjunction with the New York Martin… Philharmonic. “The Philharmonic is very happy to join with the Greater Harlem Morphie presented Jill Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the Zarin’s 2nd Annual 40th anniversary of Harlem Week with Luxury Ladies Luncheon these celebrities at Lincoln Center, the New in Southampton. Jill, York Philharmonic’s first-time co-hosting the original cast member this event,” said Matthew VanBesien, of Bravo’s “The Real President & Executive Director, New York Housewives of New Philharmonic. Harlem Week runs from July York City,” treated her 27 through August 23...
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