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

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from anger to love and from chaos to order. There are good guys and bad guys; sometimes I play both,” she said, “I had more fun playing the bad guys because I get to take out all my aggression on stage.” Leading the applause were Debi Mazar, the Edeyo Foundation’s Unik Ernest, Alex Lundquist, Nicky Hilton, and Madge’s children Lourdes, 16, and 12-year-old Rocco who danced in his mothers show and has become an overnight heartthrob with the tween set.… Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are creating their own Hollywood dynasty. Their 15-year-old son Jaden has made three movies including The Karate Kid with Jackie After Earth. Will plays a military commander whose only chance for survival rests on the actions of his impulsive son played by, you guessed it, Jaden. “My dad says as soon as I have a movie that’s bigger than one of his movies, I can get my own house.” He’s kidding, right?

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Jill Rappaport, the award-winning Animal Advocate and Correspondent at NBC’s The Today Show and Nightly News, started her luminous career in journalism over two decades ago on the West Coast as an “entertainment reporter.” She says (only half-jokingly) “I went from the red carpet to the wee wee pad.”

Native American jewelry and my hair down to my waist. To this day, I adore the Lauren family.”

interviewee’s advertising campaigns. On acres and acres of land north of the highway in Watermill, Long Island, Jill caring for them and pursuing her lifelong passion for animal advocacy. On a gorgeous summer day, we had the opportunity animal welfare. In white skinny jeans paired with a casual navy top and her signature Native American-inspired jewelry dangling from her wrists and ears, Jill spent the day with us telling stories, roaming her farm and playing with the animals that are her family.


After her time as an entertainment reporter in San Francisco, she landed a job in New York as a co-host with Matt Lauer on PM Magazine. After this stint, she quickly became the Entertainment Correspondent at The Today Show in 1991. their entertainment correspondent, on every red carpet at every awards show, for 16 years.”

a mile from her home while he was a puppy, Jill

emotional journey that was shared with viewers on Today. Jack miraculously lived for almost 2 ½ years life.” After she shared this experience with her viewers on Today Literally countless emails and letters. They were

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Moved that Jack’s journey was as meaningful to her viewers as it was to her, she went to her boss and said: “You know, stars don’t need my help. Animals do. I want to change my job.” Jill realized what a risk this was, stating: “Let’s be honest, it’s not like I’m 20, 30, or even 40 years old at that point, it’s a risky thing to totally make a career change. But to me this wasn’t about career, this was a life change. It’s like oxygen for me.” Since then, Jill has been Today’s award-winning Animal Advocate, corralling her colleagues for the cause as well as inspiring people worldwide. And it is through Today that Jill has gained the platform for her cause; she raves: “I can’t believe I am blessed enough to be able to shine a light on these animals because it’s what I live for.” One of her most popular segments on the show, Bow To Wow, boasts a 100% success rate in terms of placing adopted cats and dogs into new homes. It is clear that rescuing animals makes Jill as happy as it makes them when she tells us: “Animals know they have been rescued. They thank you everyday for it. But, I always say that I’m the one who has been rescued.” Her colleagues at NBC are like a family supporting her mission; she in turn is overjoyed to have helped place adopted animals into their homes. In fact, she was instrumental in helping Al Roker and his

Line Animal Rescue. Jill showed up at the family’s home with the adorable black and white dog, Roker gushed about Jill at a Petco event supporting her new line Jill Rappaport’s Rescued Me Collection: “I’ve known Jill through The Today Show Jill is the ambassador for pet rescue. There is no question about it.” The undeniable bond that she feels for all animals drives her everyday. A mother once said to her: “I know you always refer to yourself as the mother to your pets, but it’s not the same as having children.” Jill responded: “I don’t have any biological children; to me, my animals are my children. I don’t know how else you would describe them. I love them, I care for them, I worry about them. I make sure they stay healthy and have the best lives in the world. Isn’t that what all mothers should do and could do?” And that’s what Jill’s new line at Petco is all about — Jill Rappaport’s Rescued Me Collection supports various charities such as the Humane Society of the United States and Tails of Hope, of which Jack is the Ambassadog of Hope for Animal Cancer. She gushes: “I’m so proud of the line because it’s born and made in the United States by Yellow Dog Design, which was very important to me. They tout mindful and

clever messages that support rescue and adoption.” We would be remiss to go without mention of Jill’s jewelry line, Hannah’s Heart, an equestrian collection crafted in memory of her beloved mare. Jill and the line support ASPCA. She designed it exclusively for London Jewelers. Her work has been recognized numerous times and she is the Good Will Equine Welfare Ambassador for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). She has received two Genesis Awards, the Oscars of the animal world, Voice for the Animals Award from HSUS. Mainly though, such recognition is purely a means for her to encourage others to reach out and help the animal community. She stresses the importance of the foster and volunteer programs: “Anything you can do to get into a shelter to donate your time is helpful—they desperately need it everywhere. I am very concerned that all the money we raise goes right back to them whether it’s for better cages, better food, better beds, better toys, care, or volunteers. If an animal is in a cage, which is terrifying enough, and it hasn’t been walked or cared for and given affection on a regular basis, it’s understandable that it’s not going to be waiting with wagging tail and hopeful eyes to get your attention. Regular loving human interaction is key to getting these animals out of these cages and adopted.”


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And it is from her farm in the Hamptons, The Last Buck Ranch, that Jill tirelessly works on projects to further these causes — imbibing the natural inspiration dogs and seven horses. Jill started coming to the Hamptons in the 80s —staying in the classic share house with seven friends. When we ask her what it is about the Hamptons that she loves, she speaks of the proximity to nature: “You drive there’s the bay. Or, you can come to my ranch and feel like you’re in Utah or Montana with 60-foot pine trees. I have log cabins and horses –there’s a big horse community here. It’s really incredible. On any given day you’ll see a family of turkeys going across my lawn; there will be deer literally right up to my porch. And to think that we are two hours out of Manhattan — does it get any better than this?” Jill is truly a country girl at heart. It is inspiring to see her walk, talk and breathe her passion and purpose here on The Last Buck Ranch in the Hamptons. Jill is more than just a striking television correspondent, a best-selling author, or

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Jill is a fan of the Southampton Animal Shelter and will be honored at its Fourth Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance Gala, the shelter’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The shelter focuses on caring for the homeless animals of twenty-two different towns and rescues dogs from “kill shelters” across the country. Jonathan McCann, Board President, raved about Jill and her efforts to help the shelter: “Jill has always been a proponent for animals so we are honoring her this year.” The shelter also has a program coming up with the Shinnecock Indian Nation—helping them spay and neuter their animal population. For more information visit:


By Hillary Latos Every year the Cannes Film Festival and the of passage for the international jet set; the festival serves as a transition from spring to summer and attracts Hollywood royalty and actual royalty alike, movie moguls and titans of industry, and playboys and aspiring starlets. They all converge in the South of France for a 10-day whirlwind glamourfest. Though the heavy rains literally put a damper on the festivities, even gusty storms couldn’t keep the glamour at bay. Opening the festival was the much-touted Great Gatsby that was kicked-off with an after-party that resembled a decadent club that Gatsby might actually have frequented. It was created under a tent at the end of a pier and beneath the steady drumbeat of thundering rain. Some of the best soirees the parties surrounding the festival. On Monday, Chopard threw an “In Love with

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Cinema” bash that celebrated iconic kisses on the silver screen; it was held on the historic Art Deco luxury yacht, Savarona, which was once owned by Mustafa Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Set in the middle of the Mediterranean, guests such as Uma Thurman, Naomie Harris, Petra Nemcova, Selita Ebanks and Erin Heatherton enjoyed a bevy of entertainment including a high fashion jewelry show, dancers, a magician and dancing under the stars. That same night across the sea was billionaire Paul Allen’s exclusive and intimate soiree aboard the smaller of his super yachts: the 303-foot Tatoosh. Invitations to his legendary parties are always the most sought-after in Cannes— this year the theme was Black and White in the Great Blue. Celebrities who stopped by for a late supper and dance to Paul’s live band included Adrian Brody, Goldie Hawn, Zachary Quinto and Milla Jovavich. One of the highlights of the festival is Fawaz Grousi’s annual De Grisogono Seduction Dinner and

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Among the 600 movers and shakers were F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone, McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh, Pirelli’s Paul Hembery, Prince Albert and Charlene, and various race car drivers who partied with the 600 guests into the wee hours of the night. Opening the Grand Prix is Amber Lounge’s highly anticipated 3-day extravaganza held at the Le Meridien Beach Plaza. To open the exclusive pop-up lounge, the worlds of fashion and sport united to support the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund that featured a fashion show by couturier Andrew Gn and also a men’s show with international sport stars of the F1 race

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Evoke fond memories of a day at the beach with this cheerful summery tote from Dooney & Bourke beach bag that can be double as a shopper in the city or a roomy beach bag at the shore.

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The memory of scent is one of our strongest senses, set the mood of a well spent summer with have been carefully curated from her journeys around the world. The Cosmpolitan collection which pays tribute to the Belle Epoque features four different candles evoking a range of sensory experiences through the lingering scents of white hibiscus, leather and tobacco, cinnamon and

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very month, more than 700 billion minutes are spent on Facebook. Every week, one billion tweets are posted on Twitter. Every minute, 925 iPhones and 103 Blackberry devices are sold. Wow! Social media, internet/mobile marketing and instant communication have taken over, and are here to stay in a big way. Today’s successful real estate agents know a few important things about social media: That a diverse online presence is key to their overall marketing success; That social media is a portal to connect home buyers and sellers with the information they seek; That social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others offer a rich media experience, allowing potential clients to enjoy videos, articles, photos their own home; That social media is a conduit to a conversation, opening the door to deeper discussions that go beyond the limitations typical of traditional marketing; That social media is a powerful way to build trust, credibility and a strong personal brand.

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Gone are the days of sitting by the phone or call or walk in. Prospects are now accessing long before picking up the phone or even emailing. That’s why giving them easy access to you and your business is essential. For instance, on Facebook pages, clickable applications allow visitors to connect with your website, blog and other valuable information. Additional sites like Foursquare, Yelp, Twitter and YouTube give mobile users instant access to you/your company while on the go. Speaking of the mobile revolution, you can’t deny the power of mobile marketing. In the last two years alone, mobile search has grown an astounding 500% with 30% of all U.S. adults accessing the internet via their tablet. These numbers, coupled with the fact that mobile internet searching continues to grow while desktop searching is declining at a rapid rate, make it imperative for real estate professionals to stay ahead of competition by ensuring potential clients are able to easily We began to buy into the whole social media concept a few years ago, but were in its effectiveness. These sites are a great way to engage clients, answer questions,

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Summer in the Hamptons is all about outdoor entertaining. Hamptons Chef and TV Personality George Hirsch offers George Hirsch Lifestyle. First and foremost consider buffet style to take the pressure off serving courses, therefore allowing more time to enjoy your guests. Buffets can be a fun way to entertain and also span the levels of formality from casual to a very upscale celebration. The best parties’ most memorable outcomes have resulted from a more casual entertaining atmosphere, making buffet style entertaining my favorite way to organize a get-together. Tableware is essential to a successful party. Whether using disposables or traditional glassware, as a rule of thumb, have plenty of glasses, at least 3 times guest count without any being washed. Roll-Ups: Set up forks, spoons and knives rolled up into napkins. Make extra. Plate-Up according to your menu: Always provide one plate for hot prepared foods and another for cold dishes. Got umbrellas, canopies or a cabana? Provide shade for the bar & buffet food serving table and shade for guests. Cool beverages with an ice bath, ice mixed with water. It chills wine, beer and all container beverages faster than just ice. The ice maker is your friend: You’ll need about 1 pound or more of ice per person for drinks and chilling soft drinks, wine and beer. Include in your party plan the option of preparing some foods from home and buying some prepared foods from a local restaurant or specialty food market, which can alleviate party menu pressure for the busy home cook. The menu should include a complementary mix of meat, poultry, seafood, vegetable and salads for wide audience appeal. Themed menus are straightforward to get inspired by—simple done well, is my motto. Grill as much in advance of the party, so the grill chef gets to have some fun and enjoy the guests. Set up the bar one hour before guests arrive and close a couple of hours before guests leave. Time to close the bar is the perfect cue to put out desserts and coffee. Serve cookies and brownies. Make extra batches to send home with guests as a sweet token of your party.

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What’s on the Menu? Your menu should include a mix of items for a wide audience appeal. A popular and relatively easy summer item on the grill is Kebabs.

King of Kebabs Recipe Makes 4 servings | Recipe by George Hirsch 1 pound mixed beef, pork tenderloin, and chicken (cut into two inch pieces) 1/4 teaspoon ground red (cayenne) pepper 1/2 teaspoon each; ground cumin, dried oregano 1 tablespoon each: fresh parsley and fresh mint Fresh ground black pepper, to taste Pinch sea salt 1/4 cup olive oil 2 fresh lemons, sliced Fresh mint, chopped 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (optional) For Vegetables: Use any mixture of onion, peppers, squash, eggplant and mushrooms, cut into 2 inch cubes. Instructions: Mix the cut up meat and vegetables. Grease metal skewers with Divide the meat mixture evenly on all skewers (depending on the length of skewer). Push the skewer through the middle of the meat, lengthwise, and alternate with a piece of onion on the skewer, spreading it evenly. Repeat with the other skewers. Season with the garlic, cayenne, cumin, oregano, parsley, mint, black pepper and salt in a bowl. Brush kebabs with the olive oil. Cover and place in refrigerator to chill and allow seasoning to bloom with meat. When ready to grill, brush the outside of meat with additional olive oil. Preheat the grill to high. Place kebabs on very hot grill with lemon slices. After lemon slices brown, place them Grill meat and vegetable kebabs 5 minutes, turning frequently, or until cooked through to desired doneness. Dips To Serve with Kebabs: Warm hummus Olive oil, grilled lemons, chopped olives and chopped fresh mint Tzatziki or chopped cukes, garlic, olive oil, Greek yogurt and dill



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a wood-framed barn.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Spa at Trump Soho By Anna Ryan

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

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

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

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

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

damage.” Luis went on to take his licensing

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

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

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


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

Ryan does a lot of deals uptown and Fredrik

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

can get things done.”

apartment in the Financial District with two

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

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

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

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

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

if you keep working, good things will come from it.

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

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

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

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450 West 17th street (The Caledonia) th Street (Chelsea Modern) th Street 444 West 19th Street (Chelsea Club) 445 West 19th Street 456 West 19th Street 520 West 19th Street (520 West Chelsea) 524 West 19th Street (Metal Shutter Houses) 422 West 20th Street 525 West 22nd Street 515-517 West 23rd Street (HL23) 519 West 23rd Street (High Line 519) 555 West 23rd Street 420 West 25th Street (Loft 25) 520 West 27th Street th Street (+Art) 263 Ninth Avenue 100 Eleventh Avenue (Nouvel Chelsea) 120 Eleventh Avenue 200 Eleventh Avenue 520 West Chelsea

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with wood beamed high ceilings, stone walls in nearly every room and approx. 7,862 sq ft. The family/great room is open and perfect for slate counters and a wine refrigerator. The game room and separate library has built-ins and privacy, could also be a bedroom suite. The gourmet kitchen features a vegetable sink, granite counters, Viking appliances, two ovens, a Sub-Zero fridge and professional Thermador gas range and hood. Large master suite is and overlooks the scenic pool/spa/waterfall, pastures and Lake Lavon. The boat drop, marina restaurant and park are all under 3 miles away! See the virtual tour on the agent’s website:

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Just listed and new to the market. A 356 acre serene, private country showplace built by a top commercial builder for his own family. This 14,000sf+- under roof, highest quality Mediterranean home, features approximately 13,000sf+of air-conditioned luxury living space. There are several large living areas, high ceilings, huge picture windows, an elevator, wine cellar and so much more. A fabulous & hers separate baths, three additional bedroom suites all with double sinks in the bathrooms and all overlooking the beautiful lake and gazebo below. A horse barn with 4 stalls each 20x20, a breeding stall, a large riding arena and a manager’s home. See the agent’s website for more information or for an appointment to view call Vanessa Andrews: 817-901-4030. Take the virtual tour at: Price $5,900,000


Luxury for Less Debbie Travin of DLT Interiors has compiled her favorite home accents that are both elegant and functional. This assortment features items that can add organization and storage for limited living space in the city.



This Ephram Hook keeps things looking sleek while offering while adding functionality to your room.

These hooks keep your space organized and come in a pack of two making them budget friendly.

Ephram Hook




This nesting table makes placing furniture easy. You can place them together, or spread them out.

Functionality is essential in buying furniture. With this table, you are able to pick and choose which pieces you want to use.

Wildon Home Fielding 3 Piece Nesting Tables

Regalia 3 piece Nesting Table—Walnut



Whether it is for sitting or decoration, this gray padded bench adds sophistication to any room.

This upholstered and nail trim bench will add charm and elegance while offering comfort. Best of all, it’s budget friendly.

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Nailbutton End of Bed Bench—Charcoal

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Side tables are functional and fun. This high-gloss white side table can add a modern look to your room as well as serve as an accent piece next to a sofa or chair.

A basic and timeless addition, this side table can help keep you organized as well as add a fresh look to your room

Odom White OneDrawer Side Table

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These handcrafted rattan baskets can be used for storage or simply to add a rustic feel to your room.

A creative way to store anything from magazines to blankets to craft supplies, these woven baskets are made from naturally renewable water hyacinth and seagrass—adding texture and personality to your space.

Jacquelyne Basket

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$290 This leather stool epitomizes versatility. Made of rich leather, it can even serve as extra seating while entertaining.

This sleek item can go anywhere in your home from

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room. Its simplicity and function make it a great addition.

Do you want to live in LUXURY for LESS? Then contact Debbie Travin at DLT Interiors for any of your interior design and decorating inquires. or 914-582-9170 Visit her website: Keep a look out for next month’s luxury for less design tips!



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Shohreh Aghdashloo’s

Road to Success By Christopher A. Pape & Anna Ryan

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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CATSKILL MOUNTAINS EXECUTIVE ESTATE Location. Location. Relocation. This 5000 sqft modern home has all the amenities you dream about. Located in Stamford, NY, the home sits on 40 acres and overlooks fields and mountains. Only 1 hr. from Albany, 2-1/2hrs from the Tappan Zee bridge. The ski areas of Hunter, Windham, Belaire, Plattekill are nearby. State Universities of Cobleskill, Oneonta, and Delhi approx ½ hour. With 4 bedrooms, loft, and 4.5 baths, there’s room for the whole family. A bonus room above the 3 car garage has stairway to exit and can be converted to an office, artist studio, more guest space. Huge windowed master suite opens to deck with hotub. The bath has Jacuzzi and steam shower. Like to entertain? Open floorplan has modern ss kitchen, livingroom with wood burning stove, sunroom with views, formal dining room with pocket doors. That’s just the first floor! Come on down to the windowed walkout basement with wetbar, sauna, bathroom, wine cellar, pool table and lots of room.

Quality materials: cherry woodwork and floors, Andersen windows and doors, sweeping oak staircase, both radiant and baseboard heating. Concerned about storms? Auto whole house generator keeps you safe. Now for the lover of outdoors walk down your driveway & across the year round town maintained private road and pick up your snowmobile, ATV, and cut firewood from the small barn. Pick fruit from the front yard of the guest/hunting cabin which has full kitchen, bath w/shower and great room. Keep walking through the fields into the woods where you find a hidden pond and miles of trails. Wildlife is plentiful. If this 180 acre total parcel is not enough, turn left along the road and explore an additional 75 beautiful acres. 250 acres total. Excellent school district. The small town has shops, restaurants, markets, pool and 18 Hole Par 72 golf course. A great place to raise your kids. We can discuss options of house & 40 acres or house & 180 acres.

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By Miriam Silverberg


s a comfortably middle-class Baby Boomer with a passion for fashion, I do have to exercise some frugality. Fortunately, this comes naturally to me since I was raised by parents who were children of the Depression and passed on their values to me. This column is a continuing commentary on my efforts to justify fashion and frugality. I’m very ingenious, wearing things in a way that they were really not intended. For instance, I have a rather expensive sarong-type black wool skirt by Donna Karan. I’ve had it for years, but it was a mistake. I never should have bought it. Every time I wore it, the big knot in the front made me look fat even though I’m actually very slim. But as I say, it was expensive, so the thought of throwing it out bothered me. Finally, I put it in a pile to give to charity. But before I gave it away, I suddenly had an “aha” moment. Why not wear it as a shawl? I now have a beautiful, luxurious black wool shawl and no one would ever suspect it’s really a skirt. It has no zipper, buttons or closure and is very wide. Remember when half-slips and petticoats were part of every woman’s wardrobe? Well, I unearthed a beautiful black taffeta one with embroidery on the hem. It was buried in the back of a drawer, and I forgot I had it. Into the pile marked for charity it went. And then another “aha” moment. Why not wear it as a skirt? Why not, indeed. I wear it in the summer with a tee shirt over it, belted loosely at the





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

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


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Paradise Found: The Village Latch Inn By Isaiah Negron

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

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

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By R. Louise Sparrow “I am not a bit vain,” said the Story Girl, “It is not vanity to know your own good points. It would just be stupidity if you didn’t. It’s only vanity when you get puffed up about them. “ Excerpt from The Story At 12 years old, I agreed with Felicity. I was taught not to be vain; now I’m hooked on the Story Girl’s philosophy. To recognize and maintain my youthful ‘good points’, I chose to enlist the expertise of cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark who has Recognition; Step 2 is reviving and maintaining the skin. Your choice of a dermatologist will determine your results. When you enter the world of anti-aging procedures, you want to be in the

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by Nalini Leilani

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

menu strongly favors Mangiafridda’s Sicilian roots and incorporates the freshest produce available. We started with a couple of small poached tuna, and baccala polpettes (braised enough to whet our appetites for the meal to come yet left us awaiting the subsequent courses. The “stuzzicare” also includes dishes such as caponata, an eggplant with raisins and pine nuts that is aromatic and true to the Arab Next, we had the burrata and steamed cockles. The burrata was velvety silken and impeccably fresh. The steamed cockles were light and complemented the hearty burrata well. meal is usually pasta; here, all are made inhouse. I went with the rich and creamy spaghetti carbonara—the pork cheek and farm

balanced. My companion enjoyed the tagliatelle as savory; the tomatoes, basil, and pepperoncino were simple but absolutely satisfying. For our second course, we went with the “Rabbit Siciliana” and grilled orata. The rabbit was more delicate than you would expect and came with a chickpea side. The orata was wrapped in escarole and accompanied with a Sorrento lemon and extra-virgin olive oil. Our time in the restaurant was reminiscent of the long, indulgent, and multi-course repast that is typical of a meal in Italy itself. 83 ½ is truly a neighborhood gem, but better than a

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vidence of the health food revolution in New York City is apparent on every block. Organic, vegan, and raw food restaurants are popping up around Manhattan to cater to svelte females clad in Lululemon and male an alternative lifestyle dedicated to crueltyfree, pesticide-free, antibiotic-free diets; the list of toxins eliminated is endless. Raw food devotees consume their vegetable and lentil concoctions (not consumed a degree above 118 Fahrenheit) in zen-like atmospheres throughout Manhattan. Bareburger evades the health-freak, wellness the demanding expectations of New York City’s nutritional dogmatists along with those who crave traditional comfort food. Bareburger boasts all-natural and organic burgers, shakes, and snacks at thirteen restaurants in New York City. It successfully manages the challenges of an organic eatery: organic foods are more expensive to grow and not as readily available as noningredients are often shorter in supply.

But back to Bareburger. Diners can select from an extensive and, almost, overwhelming burger concoctions but also allows you to create your own (the “barest burger” option). You get to choose your patty, condiments, and a bun tailored to your particular craving. even opt for a lettuce wrap. I went with the mushroom burger, while other members of my party were slightly more adventurous: a bison burger with a fried egg and an ostrich

sustainable materials in its construction and décor: utilizing wood from storm-salvaged trees and recycled tin on the ceilings. A chandelier crafted out of forks subtly overhung a patron’s booth and the mason jars that the coleslaw and pickles appeared in were nothing short of charming. Bareburger manages to subtly juxtapose atmospheric creativity with casual comfort—a rarity in

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

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

artichokes. If you’re looking for a more classic taste, the taragna polenta fries give a Giovanni Rana takes pride in their pasta menu offering a variety of mouth-watering dishes. From the asparagus and ricotta ravioli to the lobster mezzaluna, there is never a dull tasting meal. The succulent taste of real Italian cuisine is demonstrated through dishes like the tagliatelle limone and the cappelletti al prosciutto. Don’t forget their savory desserts to compliment your meal. For all you brunch-lovers out there, Giovanni Rana offers an authentic Italian brunch menu that is sure to bring you back. If take-out is more your style, this restaurant keeps you on your toes with their changing “takeaway menu.” They have pasta of the week, pasta of the month, and pasta of tradition. And what would a menu be without dessert? Their tiramisu is a great way to top off your order. Giovanni Rana knows the importance of creating unique Italian dishes and encourages customers to experiment making their own meals. A Casa Mia, a shop situated off the dining room, provides customers with pantry staples needed to create their own Italian dishes in the comfort of their own homes. If you want true Italian cuisine that won’t disappoint, make your way to Giovanni

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of the more populous western towns. Often the cry of angst follows some major storm when residents complain about unplowed rising school taxes.

The Peconic County dream envisions that the

Peconic County was in the form of 2011 for a constitutional amendment to set up a procedure to create Peconic County.

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The leaders of the secession movement were many of the respected state and local unsuccessfully to get state approval for their breakaway borough.

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