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Editor's Note Around the Town The Hampton Classic A Day in the Life of an Editor Jerry Kremer Last Word

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John & Margo Catsimatidis Michelle-Marie Heinemann Paige Davis DJ Alex Cecil Fahad Ghaffer Jessica Lichtenstein Rockin' Wellness

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A Pilgrimage to Nantucket The Reefs Cancun A Room with a View Off the Beaten Path in Kenya Sheraton Sandkey Lido Beach Resort

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At Hidden Pond, the hardest part of each day may be deciding what to do next. Wander meandering nature trails, or take a beach cruiser bike and explore Kennebunkport’s winding back roads. Go paddleboarding, learn how to build a bird house, Prominently perched on the Atlantic Ocean the OldorFort & class Resort, a grandbysummer takeInn a yoga surrounded nature at All of Hidden Pond’s beautifully appointed on Maine’s picturesque southern coast, the estate in nearby Cape Arundel – the book KRC the Farm. Or for a true indulgence, guest cottages feature flat screen TVs, air seaside villageconditioning, of Kennebunkport boasts offers unique and varied options for travelers. an appointment at the Tree Spa, nestled wireless internet, screened pristine beaches, diverse accommodations, Includedinto in the thetrees KRC’s portfolio a number above the lushare forest floor. porches, outdoor rain showers, Frette and limitless activities in a setting that is at of notable restaurants and event venues linens, fireplaces, and iPod docking once stylish and traditional. The abundant If the beach is more your speed, head to cottages also innatural beautystations. of itsTwo-bedroom four distinct seasons Hidden Pond’s sister property, The Tides clude fullakitchens can be stocked makes Kennebunkport versatilewhich and desirable Beach Club, where “Beach Tenders� will be with your favorites arrival. In year-round destination, with prior hightoseason occurring in July and August. Kennebunkport is located just 25 minutes from downtown Portland, a short two-hour drive from Boston, and five hours from New York City.

The Kennebunkport Resort Collection is a collection of resort properties unique in design, style and architecture. All share a common intuitive understanding of exceptional guest service, unmatched attention to detail and sophisticated style as well as a strong desire to create extraordinary guest experiences filled with joy, fun and entertainment. With diverse luxury properties – Hidden Pond, one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in the Northeast; the Kennebunkport Inn, a classic New England inn centrally located in downtown Kennebunkport; the Cottages at Cabot Cove, featuring individually designed waterfront cottages; the Grand Hotel, Lower Village’s newest boutique hotel offering sweeping views of the Kennebunk River; The Tides Beach Club, Southern Maine’s only beachfront luxury boutique hotel; and

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including Earth at Hidden Pond, One Dock at the Kennebunkport Inn, and The Tides Beach Club. All offer outstanding dining experiences, each very different from the next in style, design and culinary inspiration.

Kennebunkport provides visitors with a beautiful oceanfront location, a vibrant town in Dock Square, and an amazing array of activities for shoppers, foodies, art lovers, beach goers and adventurers. Historically a shipbuilding and fishing village, the town has been a seaside tourist destination for well over a century. Period architecture recalls this bygone era, with historic homes, cozy inns, and stunning oceanfront manses. Expansive sandy beaches stand shoulder-to shoulder sure the you rocky have a plush towel,connected comfy chairby nature with coastline, and cooler with chilled water. trails that packed meander through conservation land andeven saltbring marshes. Coastal They’ll you lunch on theMaine beach. is the ideal playground for those who love the water. a schooner or deep-sea HiddenCharter Pond also features several onsite fishing boat, aboard a lobster boat to watch the dininghop options, including Earth, a collabolocals haul their traps, or simply relax and ration with Boston chef and James Beard soak up the sun. Every visitor to Maine leaves Award-winner Oringer. Earth offers with their ownKen idea of “the way life should farm-fresh ingredients grown on Hidden be,� and Kennebunkport truly has something Pond’s own organic farm, along for everyone. Whether for a with day local trip, weekmeats,vacation, seafood, andor cheeses—all overlooklong destination wedding, ing the pond and nightly Kennebunkport and bonfires. the Kennebunkport Resort Collection offer an unparalleled WBDBUJPO FYQFSJFODF JO UIF /PSUIFBTUt BEACH CHIC If you like the beach, The Tides Beach Club is the place for you. The only hotel overlooking pristine Goose Rocks Beach, The Call to true learn about Tides is1-855-573-7186 one of Kennebunkport’s an exclusive special offer for Resident readers and for reservations. Explore the Kennebunkport Resort Collection’s portfolio: Resident


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hen my team and I began preparing for our August edition, we didn’t think it would be a particularly special edition (not that all of our editions aren’t special). But, boy, were we wrong. Not only have there been a slew of aesthetic changes to both the print and the Internet versions of Resident, this issue also features some of the most stimulating conversations with New York’s heavy-hitters. In terms of editorial content, we have Mayoral Candidate and ultrasuccessful businessman, John Catsimatidis along with his beautiful wife, Margo. Of a truly grand mien, Mr. Catsimatidis had some very interesting things to say. Having gone from rags to riches, he now seeks to reform the New York City educational system to help students from low-income backgrounds succeed. We think he’s on the right track. Michelle-Marie Heinemann – a true success story – was wonderful to speak with. Involved with charities, The Hampton Classic, children’s clothing and the New York/Hamptons social scene, Michelle-Marie is a busy woman with a lot to say. Look out for her, as I believe she will soon become a household name. We also have Paige Davis—known for hosting TLC’s Trading Spaces. She happens to be an acclaimed Broadway actress and volunteer at Volunteers of America. She is particularly fond of the organization’s Operation Backpack, which equips homeless children with the materials they need to go to school and become successful students. Going with the theme of education, we also present our annual educational guide! From college admissions to adult continuing



education, the best private schools in the tri-state area and tips on preparing your children for school, we’ve got it covered! August wouldn’t be the same without our extended travel coverage. Kitty Pilgrim shares her tales from Nantucket and we’ve also featured Kenya, Florida, Bermuda and Sedona! We scour the earth for the best of the best and hope you use us as your go-to source for all of your luxury travel needs. This month we have expanded our real estate coverage. From interior design to the latest trends in the market, we have made a commitment to bringing our readers all of the happenings in the real estate world. We welcome our newest contributors and look forward to seeing this section grow! Lastly, we are extremely proud to showcase our new website! Yes (and finally) we have a beautiful place to call home on the web. I think it’s just fabulous. Take a look, leave a comment:

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Around The Town With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan


rmie Hammer on the Lone Ranger: “The scorpions on the set were so massive that you’d barely be able to fit one in a cereal bowl. Johnny and I went to check out the dudes who handle them, and one of the handlers just opened his mouth and one of the scorpions crawled out. I was like, ‘Okay, I’m good!’ and walked the hell away. But Johnny said, ‘I want to try that!’ and just shoved it into his mouth. He’s just what you’d imagine the coolest dude you know would be like. “ Johnny Depp says, “At a certain point, just take it down to the bare minimum and concentrate on living life. Really living life.” The Today Show’s Jill Rappaport, Jonathan McCann, Susan Allen, Jean Shafiroff and Christopher Pape hosted a salute to The Southampton Animal Shelter at the Village Latch Inn. Pandora Duke Biddle and her daughter Yvie Hentic, Dina Merrill’s grandson Cole Rumbough, Oliver Estreich, Alice Judelson, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Mark, society

band leader Alex Donner, and a hundred others just like them were welcomed to the historic Inn by its owners Marta and Martin White and Corcoran brokers Esther Paster and Kyle Rosko, who whispered that the property was for sale for $23 million. Guests sampled treats from Jean Mackenzie’s Seasons of Southampton and wines from Empire State Cellars. Heather Haux, Leesa Rowland, Nicole Noonan, Aleksandra Milicevic and Elaine Sargent eyed a breathtaking million dollars worth of Sintessi jewelry on display under an ancient oak tree. The chic ruby and diamond poodle pin donated by Jennifer and Michel Piranesi for the Shelter’s auction competed for attention with the adorable adoptable dogs parading on the lawn. Need I say, our four legged friends got the lion’s share of attention. Catherine Zeta Jones on Red 2: “My biggest stunt was running in high heels. It’s dangerous. I prefer to skydive but I can kick ass in high heels,” laughed Jones.

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Ryan Gosling on his ultra violent martial arts movie Only God Forgives: “The film is kind of like a drug. You either have a good trip or a bad trip.� Asked to define manliness he quipped, “I don’t know enough about manliness to define it. I’m not an authority on it.� What would John Wayne say? Channing Tatum on White House Down: “I get to dive out a window. Cool! I get to jump off a building. Great! I love doing that stuff. It’s like the stuff we used to do in high school to be stupid and fun.� Tatum on skinny-dipping: “I have a really nice back porch where the pool is. Once the shoes are off, the socks come off too, and then everything else downstairs just follows at some point.� Watch for paparazzi shots this summer. Dancing with the Stars’ J.R. Martinez has enlisted the help of Wall Street Rocks Battle of the Bands to raise funds for Operation Finally Home to build mortgage free homes for disabled veterans and widows of the fallen. 600 revelers came to cheer on the Mneumonics,

Unrestricted Entity, Riffhanger and AlgoRythmics. Among those dancing were, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Angelo David, rocker Madame Mayhem and Sonja Morgan who joined founders Leslie Kirby, James Macedonio and George Chrisafis and Aron Dutta, who emceed the event at the Cutting Room. Sponsors included Cisco, Capco, Davidsohn, Thomson Reuters, Broadridge, Alltech, Nasdaq, TTI and Credit Suisse. The evening also benefited Wounded Warrior Project and ReserveAid. Round two is September 18th and the finale is December 5th at Roseland Ballroom. The concerts have raised $350k over the last two years. Turbo star Ryan Reynolds on his childhood: “When I was a kid, maybe nine or ten, I was a complete a**hole. I would run around the neighborhood on Halloween throwing firecrackers in peoples’ mailboxes. We were just these little hell raisers. I’m so terrified that I’m gonna have sons one EBZUIBUCFIBWFUIJTXBZwɨFBQQMFEPFTOUGBMMGBSGSPNUIFUSFFt

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Back to School Island Style

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oes back to school conjure up hefty tuition costs, homeworkCat sailing classes. Hungry for more? Not to worry, as the resort’s laden classes, lugging heavy backpacks, sitting in a classroom popular banana boat ride offers an exhilarating water experience. hour after hour and tons of homework? The world is changing – school can be online, mobile or imagine travel engineered class September is a great time of the year for travelers who want to avoid island-style. Why not change the way you learn? Picture yourself summer crowds, relish a relaxed atmosphere and a tranquil beach. If sitting in a tropical classroom surrounded by a picturesque hillside you are looking to take something back beyond a traditional souvenir, To resort, get away from all—andacres, have itprolific all—simply call 877-522-0722. with 60it tropical blooming gardens the Back to School might be your ticket. This new vacation package tranquil waters of Labrelotte Bay. Oh did we forget to mention a runs from September 1 – October 22, 2013 and is offered on the 1,000 sq.-ft. porcelain-white beachfront; located on the north coast all-inclusive plan, which provides three meals daily and all beverages of Saint Lucia. Ready to learn? (to include alcohol), plus all of the classes listed above. Room rate options are based on two adults per night priced at US $439 in an This September a new modern classroom at Windjammer Landing, Ocean View Room or US $509 in a one-bedroom villa (no pool), Satin Lucia is now open for registration. The resort is one of the UBYFTBOESFTPSUGFFTOPUJODMVEFEt island’s best all-inclusive properties and today is launching a unique Back to School course, which offers a variety of fun classes. Classes To register for the Back to School or inquire about other will be held on beach, in the pool or out at sea, and forget financial special offers visit: aid for this all-inclusive course, as all-inclusive means no additional out-of-pocket expenses. The Back to School vacation package offers: Dial toll free 1-877-522-0722 from the US or Canada. fitness quest classes, stretching classes, guided morning walks, If you are calling from the UK use the toll free abdominal classes, Caribbean Dance classes, mixology instruction 0-808-101-7261 to make a reservation and learn more. and more. Prefer water classes? Dive into turquoise waters and enjoy water skiing, snorkeling, waterworks aerobics, windsurfing and Hobie

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John Catsimatidis: A True New Yorker argo Catsimatidis welcomes us into an apartment that spans the entire floor of a classic Fifth Avenue building. The apartment is cozily reminiscent of a home that has been nurtured by a family for generations. Knick-knacks and framed photographs line the walls and daintily stand atop a grand piano as well as next to rows upon rows of encyclopedias on bookshelves. His two children are featured in most. As we wait for John, Margo offers us snacks and shares tidbits of the couple’s days on the campaign trail.

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I’ve known John for many years now. He and Margo are very close friends of mine. I do the show, The Little Flower: The Life and Times of Fiorello LaGuardia…If John is inspired by what the people see on stage and will do what LaGuardia would have done, then he should be supported. I implore everybody to come and see this play.

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upbringing. Until this point his story has been one of a firstgeneration American’s struggle to make it in this country and to not let his hopeful parents down. Now, there is a sliver of pride bubbling—the jet airplanes are the first mention of a passion in the name of leisure itself in Catsimatidis’ life. He nostalgically recalls of his aviation success: “I had teardrops in my eyes when half the British Airways Terminal at Kennedy Airport was ours; we used to be able to jump on the Concorde anytime we wanted because the officers of the airlines were able to fly each others’ airplanes.� He glances at Margo: “She was my co-pilot.�

But as we sit down with John and Margo, the views of Central Park gleaming through their draped windows, we are surprisingly USBOTQPSUFEUPth Street in Harlem to what he calls a “backapartment.� We hear a story that we have heard before—one that many Americans, and New Yorkers especially, have both heard and lived. In Harlem, Catsimatidis’ family growing up lived in a six-room back apartment that they paid $48 a month for in rent. His parents had just emigrated from Greece after his father lost his job working at a lighthouse. Catsimatidis speaks of the hardship and desperation of his recently wed parents: “They came to America and had to sign the dotted line for immigration that if he couldn’t earn a living and feed his family, they would have to go back.�

Margo smiles. While she has not said much so far, her occasional smiles and understanding nods as Catsimatidis recounts his family’s journey evinces her support and admiration for her partner.

Hence, his father worked several jobs as a bus boy and waiter— allowed to work at an Italian restaurant that is still there in Astoria to this day simply because he spoke Italian. Catsimatidis says matter-of-factly: “He fed his family, sent me to schools—he always believed in education.â€? Consequently, Catsimatidis thrived in the public school system within New York City—attending Brooklyn Technical High School and then New York University. It was while he was a student at New York University that he first entered the grocery business: his bread and butter for many years and the foundation of his empire. He turned a failing grocery store into a success and when he was just eight credits short of earning his degree, he dropped out of college to pursue the business full-time. His parents were outraged. But, he says, “I worked hard and had a knack for things.â€? He continued to grow his grocery business and had built ten stores by the age of 24: “I always wanted to give our customers the best deal, and that was the beginning of the success.â€? The grocery stores mushroomed into a real estate business as a young Catsimatidis worried about the leases on his stores ending. And the timing couldn’t have been better. He tells us of the market at the time: “Real estate values were in the toilet and I started buying real estate because I figured, worse come to worst, I could put a grocery store in them‌Then I woke up one day and all of a sudden they were worth a ton of money.â€? And so his real estate business boomed—making way for his passion for aviation. He had always had a desire to go to air force camp and become a jet pilot but, being a son of immigrant parents with an immigrant’s hustle to succeed, survival in New York City took precedent. When his aviation business took off, he finally had the opportunity to get his pilot’s license. Atlantic City Airport in New Jersey opened up in 1977 and he spotted an opportunity for aviation transportation to and from Massachusetts and Connecticut to Atlantic City for the weekends. This was the beginning of Net Jets, later sold to Warren Buffet. While Catsimatidis loved the airplanes, he flew them solely for pleasure. And you can tell by the sound of his voice: his intonation shifts, his brows are not furrowed and his eyes no longer as serious as they were when he was discussing his

Together they have reared two children: a daughter who also attended his alma mater and a son. He alludes to a West Point nomination he received as a high school student and tries to explain his path: “I always felt, as they teach you at West Point, that you always take care of your family—and after that your obligation is to your companies and community and church.â€? Having been appointed as the highest layperson possible in the Greek Orthodox Church, Catsimatidis was in charge of eleven EJPDFTFTBOEDIVSDIFTBSPVOEUIFDPVOUSZ)FDPMMBCPSBUFE with the Jewish and Catholic communities to foster unity. Within the community, Margo and he feel particularly attached to kids’ charities. He refers to their work with the Police Athletic League and the League’s importance in terms of getting children off the streets. He is frustrated by the number of children hanging out on the streets after school because they simply have no place to go and tells us: “We can’t save all of them, but we can save another 10 or 20 percent of them. We believe in giving back and creating hope. That’s what I want to do with these kids: give them hope that they too can escape and do well.â€? Margo and he are also involved with the Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Foundations. Politics is a natural next step for Catsimatidis. His candidacy for mayor is almost extension of the responsibility he feels one has for his community: a culmination of the traditional values with which he was reared as well as his love for New York City. He walks us to a wall packed with photographs of some of his favorite moments and points to a photo of him with Bill Clinton. He tells us: “I admire Bill Clinton; he was one of the smartest Presidents I ever met.â€? In fact, for his mayoral candidacy, he refers to one of Hillary Clinton’s strategies in New York City during the senatorial race: “I am doing what Hillary did. I’m visiting every one of those little towns—every part of the city, I’m visiting people, talking to people and relating to people. New York City is BCJHDJUZCVUJUTNBEFVQPGMJUUMFUPXOT*UTNBEFVQPG ethnicities.â€? It’s not difficult for Catsimatidis to relate to the New York $JUZQPQVMBUJPO8JUIJOUIFTFMJUUMFUPXOTBNPOHUIFĂŤWF boroughs, 37% of the current population has emigrated from other countries. Communities in New York City are permeated by immigrants who have fled from economic hardship and other forms of adversity in their home countries. The mayoral candidate is onto something when he alludes to the diversity of the city: it is impossible to pinpoint an ethnicity or a background to attach to the “realâ€? New Yorker. In Harlem and Astoria, where Catsimatidis’ roots lie, as well as throughout the rest of the city, people are living the immigrant struggle that his parents fought through and the quest to fulfill first-generation hopes as he did. He refers to his ability to relate to New Yorkers struggling to find jobs and make a living in the city: “My father was a member of the union; I understand and I feel for those people.â€?

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Mayoral Candidate John Catsimatidis enters the room a few minutes later with a countenance that puts you at ease. He is simultaneously grand and avuncular. At this point, our knowledge of Catsimatidis is rather incomplete—hardly going beyond the numerous pieces documenting his professional accolades and articles emulating his Forbes magazine profile. From these, UIFXPSMEIBTDPNFUPLOPXIJNBTPOFPGUIFSPVHIMZ billionaires on the globe. He is the current owner of the largest grocery chain in Manhattan, Gristedes, and is involved with a range of other industries from aviation to real estate to oil.


For over 15 years, John Catsimatidis has partnered with St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters to improve the lives of New York’s less fortunate.

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Executive Director St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters

Hence, his top three policy matters hit the core of a New Yorker’s concerns as well as strive to maintain what he is most proud of in the city. He speaks of keeping the city safe and his support for Police Commissioner Ray Kelley: “In Detroit you have 64 murders for every 100,000 people, in Chicago you have 20 murders for every 100,000 people. You know how many there are in New York? Less than five for every 100,000. Ray Kelley has kept our city safe.” Bred in the New York City public school system and then one of New York’s most prominent universities, it is no surprise that Catsimatidis places a huge emphasis on education. The mayoral candidate proposes teaching students a trade to battle dropout rates—he argues that guiding students to specialize in trades will “give them a chance to the middle class way of life instead of making them prisoners of poor neighborhoods.” The third policy matter he feels strongly about is reinstating a World’s Fair in New York City—a staple of Fiorello H. LaGuardia’s tenure as mayor and a way to bring jobs, companies and tourists to New York. He views the World’s Fair as an opportunity to let the city shine and grow economically. This is hardly the only aspect of LaGuardia’s mayorship that Catsimatidis admires. He refers to the famed mayor as his hero and proudly quotes him: “It’s not about being a Republican. It’s not about being a Democrat. It’s about being a real New Yorker.” •

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Nantucket By Kitty Pilgrim There are normal beach communities, and then there is Nantucket. Of course there are common joys to all seaside places—a pleasurable day spent riding the surf, the “ahhh” of that first stretch-out on the hot sand, a dripping ice cream cone in the afternoon sun, and the lovely taste of seafood in a lively restaurant, while nursing tender shoulders, pink with sunburn. Nantucket has all of these things. But what draws me to the island year after year is the sense of history and heritage, literature and the arts.

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TRAVEL I usually make two trips to Nantucket every year. The first excursion is in June for the wonderful Nantucket Book Festival, where famous authors talk about their new releases and give insights into their crafts. I have the great fortune to have a summer book release every year, and this festival serves as the annual kick-off to my book tour. The Nantucket Book Festival always attracts luminaries from the literary world as well as popular mass-market authors. What makes it unique is the good portion of local authors that sit under a large party tent, happy to sign their cherished publications and talk about life on the island. The weekend events begin with an opening cocktail party in a lovely old whaling house on Orange Street, followed by a literary discussion at Old South Church. There, in pews that could have been filled by whalers

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and their families, the literary discussion begins. All weekend there are panels and readings, as well as author signings at the charming Mitchell’s Book Corner on the main street. The upstairs reading room on the second floor of this bookstore is not to be missed—a lovely place to browse books about the history of the island. In June the weather is brisk— sweaters required at night. Hearty food seems right: creamy clam chowder and crab cakes. The streets are mostly empty until mid-afternoon. On a morning walk there are only local residents taking their dogs for strolls. I often stop into the wonderful Petticoat Row Bakery for a morning pastry and coffee. The name is evocative of the whaling era; while the men were gone to sea, the women of the island became very entrepreneurial, opening up their own shops to sell food, clothing

and supplies. The shops became known as “Petticoat Row.” The strong female tradition is thriving. The farmer’s market on Saturday features a cornucopia of local delicacies and handcrafts— the tables mostly commandeered by women entrepreneurs. At this time of year in June, it is easy to feel the isolation of the island. Part of the appeal is the remoteness from the mainland; some 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, it takes careful planning to get here, especially in high season, July and August, when ferries are fully booked. The Native Americans who lived here, the Wampanoags, are credited with the word natocke, meaning “far away island.” A traditional nickname for Nantucket is “Little Grey Lady of the Sea”—referring to the way the place looks when it is shrouded in fog. In June the

weather can be iffy, sometimes blazing sun, at other times moody mist. Nantucket is miniscule, compared to Long Island or even the nearby Martha’s Vineyard. Just 15 miles in length, with an average breadth of 4.5 miles, it seems like a toy village surrounded by beach. Walking up the cobblestoned main street one can almost see how it was one of the premier whaling villages of the eastern seaboard. Nantucket was such a center of seafaring that novelist Herman Melville, in Moby Dick, wrote: “Two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer’s. For the sea is his; he owns it, as Emperors own empires.” At this time of year, early in the season, I stay at the gorgeous Jared Coffin House on Broad Street. A wealthy ship owner, Jared Coffin, originally built

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it as a family home and it is emblematic of the kind of affluence that came from the trading of whale oil. A threestory brick mansion has a stately luxurious feel. Now a charming inn, the rooms look out on the cobblestoned streets. Morning breakfast is set out in the parlor, where guests convene before their day’s adventures. My second excursion to the island usually comes in midAugust, for my birthday. The experience is totally different. This time we arrive by private boat and dock in the marina. By now the village is in full swing. The streets are crowded with vacationers, and shops stay open until late into the evening. It has a festive, nautical feel – maybe the way it was when the whaling ships came in. Tourists are buying scrimshaw and the lovely woven baskets that are so distinctive of the island. Shops are full of chic beachwear – I

think that Nantucket has a very distinct style, more so than other beach resorts. Women favor Lilly Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines sport ensembles, and men often wear “Nantucket Reds,” the brick-colored cotton trousers, cinched with a needle-point belt of nautical motif - anchors, signal flags, or whales. Boat shoes are de rigeur. Somehow such traditional garb feels entirely right. In August the yacht basin is crammed with luxury craft – handsome sailing vessels and motor yachts of enormous proportions. Walking along the dock in the evening, you are met with one fantastic vision after the next. In fact, I have taken ideas for the yachts in my novels from this very array. I have also had the pleasure of being invited to the Nantucket Yacht Club by friends on the island. The large clubhouse has

the gracious feel of an era gone by – velvet lawn, tennis courts and families gathered together having a Sunday afternoon lunch. Old yachting pictures are on the walls—sepia, or black and white. There are heavy wicker lounge chairs, with upholstery in navy nautical stripe, and Nantucket baskets hold brilliant blue hydrangeas blossoms and white and pink snapdragons. Sitting with friends one evening looking out at the beautiful lighthouse at the mouth of the harbor, they tell me of a century-old tradition of the island. When leaving by sea and passing the lighthouse in the harbor, a two pence coin cast into the water will ensure safe passage and a return to the island. That afternoon when our boat was leaving, I scrambled for my wallet. “Two pence” was all that was required, but I threw a quarter into the waves –probably too much, but I intend on

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TRAVEL Another option for group travelers are the cottages located about 300 yards from the main hotel. Each cottage features a large living room, patio and hot tub.

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ne of my favorite games growing up was Word Association. Everyone knows the rules and they hardly bear repeating. I think of myself as quite good at the game so it came as a surprise to me during my visit at Sedona, Arizona the word most frequently on the tips of everyone’s tongue and most linked to this beautiful city is vortex. Everywhere I went – a national park, canoeing, hiking and even when I went out to eat, the residents were enthralled with the idea of positive energy. While I may not be a devotee of such New Age thinking, it was easy to understand – with its stunning scenery and perfect climate – why so many people love Sedona. And what better way to experience all that Sedona had to offer than staying at its most luxurious property, L’Auberge de Sedona. Situated on the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona’s outstanding Red Rock Country, L’Auberge de Sedona offers both tranquility and energized activity. With a variety of extravagant accommodations, this luxury hotel makes sure you get the most out of your stay. One of the most romantic choices is the Creekside Cottage. Here you can enjoy a wood-burning fireplace, spacious decks and a romantic shower setting under Sedona’s starry skies. For views of Sedona’s red rocks, the Vista Suite (where I stayed) and Vista Cottage both offer oversized picture windows for a panoramic view of Snoopy

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TRAVEL What would five-star property be without an amazing restaurant? L’Auberge de Sedona doesn’t disappoint. Dining at L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek is a singular experience not to be missed. Named “One of the Top Ten Restaurants in the Southwestâ€? by CondĂŠ Nast Traveler, the cuisine is French with a modern American approach.  Dine in the natural forested beauty of Sedona, under a canopy of cottonwood and sycamore trees alongside the creek. It is utterly romantic and thoroughly magical, especially as the sun sets. I thoroughly enjoyed (and perhaps even gained weight from) my dining experience at the property. From a traditional preparation of foie gras to modern interpretations of tortellini, each creation was mouthwatering and clearly made with care. This commitment to quality is also evident in the truly magical moments I experience at the hotel spa. It is without exaggeration to say that the full body scrub that I received was one of the top three treatments at a spa that I have ever received. By the end of the treatment, all of the stress that I had carried with me to Arizona had melted away. Aside from the excellent treatment I received, the spa offers other options for a soothing and relaxing experience. Spa therapies relieve tension, restore your body and provide a sense of well-being. Outdoor yoga classes are offered at sunrise and are designed to keep you in touch with the spiritual surroundings. Treatments can be even more intimate with a private

massage by the creek or in the comfort of your cottage. Mention should be made of the vortexes in Sedona. They are believed to be created from spiraling spiritual energy and the locations are said to facilitate prayer, meditation and healing. The energy of a vortex interacts with a person’s inner self and cannot be completely explained without the experience. L’Auberge offers vortex hikes so guests can indulge this captivating experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a hiking adventure or a spiritual sojourn, L’Auberge de Sedona is the perfect place. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff, immaculate rooms, tasty creations and a location in the heart of the town, the property rests at the summit of choices in this most sublime setting. All the seasons offer a varied and interesting experience and don’t hesitate to go in the low season, which can offer just as an interesting experience as in the high. (P:PVXPOUCFEJTBQQPJOUFEt For more information: (928) 282-1661

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I awoke from a dead sleep and sprang to my feet.  It was the unfamiliar sound of hooves on the cobblestone pathway outside of my tent. By the sound of it, I immediately ruled out soft-footed lions, elephants and hippos. As I tiptoed over to the tent window, I saw the shadow. Large horns, long graceful neck. The mysterious silhouette stretched all the way to the top of the tent. Then another completely foreign sound -- slow, rhythmic grunts.

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TRAVEL to meet Baraka, a blind rhino who lives in a protected area and is tame enough that we were allowed to pet him on the snout and feed him huge clumps of alfalfa. Our next few nights were spent at Olare Mara Kempinski in the Masai Mara. After a lavish welcome dinner, I was escorted back to my tent by a 6-foot-5 Masai warrior wearing a traditional red plaid shuka. That night, as I drifted off to sounds of grunts and splashes of water, I knew exactly why I needed his protection; we were very close to the hippo hangout, a riverbed on the property. Not only that, but lions have also been known to approach the camp, as well as, a resident leopard named Acacia who, not surprisingly, loves to perch in one of the many acacia trees on property. All things that you’d need a Masai warrior for. This, no doubt,

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Sand Key Resort Escape to paradise under the Florida sunshine at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort located at Clearwater Beach. Here you will have an experience that will bring you back for your next vacation. The Sheraton Sand Key Resort allows you to relax on their 10-acre beach with white, powdery sand and clear water. While at the beach, enjoy the services of ordering a snack or tropical drink all without leaving your beach chair or cabana. Just steps away from the beach is the beachfront pool where you can soak up the rays or relax in their Jacuzzi. You can also enjoy signature cocktails from Sloe Joe’s Turtle Bar. They offer a wide range of cold, tropical drinks that will be sure to cool you off in the Florida sun. Not only can you enjoy the beach, you can also enjoy all the nature that surrounds it. Loggerhead turtles have made this beach their home and come to the shore at night to lay their eggs. Ospreys used to come to Sand Key to hunt live fish, but now the bird has made the Sand Key County Park their home. Collecting shells is a common hobby among beach-goers and Sand Key beach has a great

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selection. There are also several parks in the surrounding area. Right next door is the Sand Key Park and Preserve where you can study the Barrier Island habitat. Fort DeSoto Park, Honeymoon Island State Park and Caladesi Island State Park are all great for day trips to swim, fish, picnic and study the natural habitat.

Plan your perfect stay at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort and have the vacation of a lifetime. Beautiful beaches surrounded by Florida’s nature are awaiting your arrival. •

For those guests who like to stay physically fit, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort offers three all-weather tennis courts with complimentary use and no charge for racquets and balls. There is also a gym located on the top floor of the resort with a fully equipped workout facility and impeccable views of the beach and bay. You can also enjoy a massage or facial! When it comes to dining, the resort offers its guest a great selection to fit their every need. At Rusty’s Bistro you can enjoy casual dining for breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. every morning. Rusty’s Bistro is also open for evening dining and prepares savory dishes using only Florida’s natural ingredients. For a more casual lunch and dinner experience, the Island Grille is open for guests at 11 a.m. and is ideal for a quick bite to eat.

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Lido Beach Resort By Anna Ryan


ummer is slowly coming to an end and it’s that time of year to finally go on your long awaited summer vacation. So pack your bags, head out to Lido Beach Resort and get ready for a summer getaway you will be sure to enjoy! Located in Sarasota, Florida, Lido Beach Resort is the perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing along the shoreline. This beach resort sits right on Lido Key giving you easy and convenient access to the beach. The Lido Beach Resort offers a

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luxurious experience with a wide variety of resort rooms and high end accommodations. Resort rooms can be anywhere from 525 square feet to over 1,000 square feet. Some even have an in-room kitchenette with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are also condo-style suites with private balconies for larger groups. East resort room features 32” flat screen televisions, his and her closets, wireless internet access, work desk and the morning newspaper seven days a week. Many rooms offer private balconies and patios with gorgeous views of the Gulf of

Mexico or the Sarasota skyline. For those who love to travel with their pets, the Lido Beach Resort offers accommodations that are pet friendly.

the kid’s menu! Dinner is served seven days a week and their Sunset Lounge is open to enjoy mixed drinks, cocktails, beer and wine.

Now through the end of 2013, the Lido Beach Resort is giving its guests breakfast for two in their Café Lido every morning. Continuing with the dining theme, the popular Lido Beach Grille offers guests a fine dining experience with floor to ceiling windows that provide views of the Gulf and Sarasota skyline. If you have children under 12, they eat free when they order from

Couples looking for a romantic getaway are in luck. The Lido Beach Resort offers a two night vacation package that includes: a chilled bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries in your room upon arrival, deluxe accommodations, room service breakfast for two each morning, a chilled bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries in your room upon arrival, a beach cabana on

TRAVEL the resort’s private beach, and shuttle service to St. Armand’s Circle. Sarasota’s famous St. Armand’s Circle is full of fine dining, entertainment and nightlife. The luxurious experience continues at the resort with picturesque beaches, Jacuzzis and climate controlled beachfront pools that are open year-round. If you want a pool just for relaxation, you can make your way to the adult pool. If you have kids, the family pool allows for all the splashing and laughter you can handle. Each of these areas

offer guests complete comfort, a place to relax and a place to rejuvenate. The Lido Beach Resort is also a great location for meetings, social events or weddings. Meeting venues and event space give you a first-class feel with the private stretch of beach on Lido Key. With indoor and outdoor venue and event space, you are given the flexibility to plan your event the way you like. However, the activities on the resort’s premises are not the only things to enjoy during your stay.

Many attractions encompass the Sarasota area and the Lido Beach Resort is suitably located to give you easy travel to each of these places. Such destinations include the Ringling Museum of Art and Ca d’Zan Mansion, the Ringling Circus Museum, the Classic Car Museum, the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, the Jungle Gardens and the Selby Botanical Gardens. Your perfect getaway is waiting for you at the luxurious Lido Beach Resort. Book your stay today and enjoy all that this SFTPSUIBTUPPêFSt

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A Family Story A s a mother in New York City, life can be hectic, but Michelle-Marie Heinemann has it under control. Not only is she a wife and mother of two, but she’s also an expressionist painter, involved with multiple charities and an avid equestrian. But it doesn’t stop there, she’s also opening a high-end children’s boutique this fall. Yet with all her success, Michelle-Marie makes it a priority to always spend quality time with her family.

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Opening a children’s clothing boutique... is something that I’ve been planning for quite some time because there are really just a handful of fabulous children’s stores... Michelle-Marie has been a passionate expressionist painter for the last 20 years and has enjoyed every second of it. “I’ve had shows all over the world and my paintings were even featured in the windows of Tiffany’s. Robert Rufino, who was their VP of creative services discovered my paintings at the National Arts Club and chose to put them in the 5th Avenue windows. It was an honor to have them featured alongside Tiffany’s magnificent jewelry.” Her recent exhibition in St. Barth’s showcased 22 of her paintings and attracted her friends from all over the world. Michelle-Marie has a new show coming up in Gstaad, Switzerland, at the legendary Gstaad Palace. “I’m very excited about it. My family and I are going to Switzerland before the exhibition to make sure everything will be perfect. I’m thrilled about taking my children to Gstaad because they haven’t been and it’s just so beautiful.” Aside from her success as a painter, she is involved with several charities including Blankets for Warmth, which she founded 15 years ago. This non-profit organization is a seasonal charity, which allows Michelle-Marie to collect blankets for the homeless during the warm weather months. “This charity has a direct impact on the homeless; we take our trucks out on the streets at 8 p.m. There are specific locations around the city where the homeless wait so we know where to stop. After the Coalition for the Homeless distributes food, we give out blankets. Last winter I started to incorporate a

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toiletry set. I include a tube of toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss and a little mirror so after they eat they can freshen up and feel good about their teeth.” On November 1st, Michelle-Marie is hosting her first gala for Blankets for Warmth at the Carlyle Hotel. She expects a hundred major donors and several celebrities have expressed interest in helping call attention to the organization’s mission. “It’s important to raise awareness about the issues facing the homeless. I’m proud we help people in other countries but we also have hungry and homeless families in New York City. I hope more people will get involved with Blankets for Warmth. And it’s very easy; all you need to do is donate one blanket. What may not be a big deal for us is a big deal for them. They use it for warmth and they also use it to cuddle with, almost like a security blanket. I see them walking around the streets with my blankets, especially at the Saint Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue. It makes me feel so good because I know they’re using the blankets and keeping warm in the evening.” Along with Blankets for Warmth, Michelle-Marie is involved with an equestrian charity called Equine Resolution. It’s a new charity that focuses on rehabilitating horses that have been put out to pasture. They focus on getting these horses healthy so that they’re not put down. “There’s a real need for this. Show horses can have a hard life when they reach a certain level.” This spring she supported Prize4Life, which is seeking a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease. “I

PROFILE attended their gala and it was very moving, it’s a terrible illness. I was heartened to learn about the scientific advances that have been made in ALS.” She is also on the board of the Diller-Quaile School of Music, a children’s school on the Upper East Side. For the last six years she has co-chaired the Museum of Natural History’s Family Party. “It’s a wonderful event they have every fall, which opens up the museum to families. I love being involved and doing what I can to help out. Now that I have children I like doing things that are centered around children.” Her other charitable interests include the American Red Cross and this month she will attend the Southampton Hospital’s 55th Annual Summer Party chaired by Jean Shafiroff. Michelle-Marie’s newest project is a high-end children’s clothing store, called Hudson & Hyacinth. The store was inspired by her children, Hudson, six and a half, and Hyacinth, two. The line will go from infants to tweens and teens. “I want to design a collection my children can grow into. I didn’t want to do it to age nine and then have my children turn ten and not have anything for them in my stores. I’m creating the clothes for Hudson and Hyacinth so I’ll always be excited about them.” All of the clothes are hand-made in Paris and London and her first three stores will open in Paris, St. Barth’s and on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. “I’ve been working on this idea for quite some time because there are just a handful of wonderful children’s stores. I can’t wait because this is something I will never become bored with. I’ll have my children, they’ll grow up and have their own children and I’ll be a grandmother. It’s something that I will keep doing and doing. Eventually I plan on having stores all over the world.”

As if painting, charity work and opening stores all over the world weren’t enough; her family is active in the equestrian world. Her husband Jon Heinemann plays polo and both her children compete on the show circuit. “It’s a family-oriented sport. It’s all about supporting one another. When my husband plays polo on Sunday’s, after the match we have an Argentine style barbecue. All the families come and the children run around and play and fish in the pond. It’s just beautiful and something we enjoy doing as a family.” Last year, Hudson competed in HITS in Saugerties and he was the Grand Champion, “I am very proud of him. And my baby daughter, Hyacinth, started riding and she already rides by herself, of course her instructor walks beside her, but she’s truly riding. It’s rewarding for me to see how much my children love animals and being outside. I cherish that about them.” This August they will both be competing in the Hampton Classic Horse Show, “Hudson’s going to do Short Stirrup and Hyacinth will be doing Leadline. I’m planning on riding as well. We have a lot of friends in the Hamptons so we have a whole week planned for showing, riding, and celebrating.” Michelle-Marie loves living her busy life in New York and wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’ve been in New York for 22 years. Quite frankly, I feel like I should have been born here. Being a New Yorker means it feels like it’s your home; walking into a boutique or café and feeling like it’s yours. You feel like you belong in the community. I think that’s a true New Yorker.” t

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Celebrities, Families & Fans Cheer Olympians By Sydney Masters


he 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show opens in Bridgehampton on August 25th and ends with the glamorous Grand Prix Lunch on Sunday September 1st. This $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier attracts Olympians and World Champions to its high jumps and blazingly fast rounds. Bruce Springsteen, Lou Dobbs and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have all cheered on their daughters as they compete in the open jumpers. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos beamed as their daughter Lola received the Blue Ribbon in the Short Stirrup division. Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore, Jerry Seinfeld, Candace Bergen, Billy Joel, Glenn Close, Christie Brinkley, Robert Duvall, Calvin Klein, Mariel Hemingway, Bianca Jagger, Kathleen Turner and Tom Wolfe are all regulars at this 6-day event which comprise of 100 competitions that showcase jumpers and hunters and has classes for riders of all ages including, equitation short stirrup and leadline. The Classic also features luxury shopping, top-notch entertainment and an outdoor food court. Over 50,000 fans will gather in the stands to watch up-andcoming talents, local riders and equestrian champions compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. Another 3,000 cognoscenti will enjoy the action and food by Robbins Wolfe Eventuers in the VIP tents and chalets. Olympic veterans Joe Fargis, Nona Garson, Lauren Hough, Peter Wylde, Peter Leone, Chris Kappler, Margie Engle, Beezie Madden and Laura Kraut have all received top honors at this horse show but twotime Olympic Gold Medalist McLain Ward is the rider to beat, having won the Classic’s iconic Grand Prix a record six times! The Classic began in the early 1900s in Southampton, but was discontinued after the outbreak of the First World War. It was revived during the Roaring Twenties and thrived for a decade, but was again put on hold until 1952. The Southampton Horse Show became the Hampton Classic, which also serves as a benefit for the Southampton Hospital, in 1977. That year saw the inaugural $10,000 Grand Prix, which was won by the legendary rider Bernie Traurig aboard “Southside.â€? Since then the Classic has become one of the most prestigious show jumping events in America. In 1981 The United States Equestrian Team was made an additional beneficiary and a year later, it was moved to its present location. Today the classic has “Kids Day,â€? Senior’s Day,â€? “Fiesta Dayâ€? and the “ASPCA Adoption Day,â€? which showcases rescued horses, dogs, cats, and potbellied pigs. This year’s competition kicks-off on the Grand Prix field for what could be argued is the tensest competition of the week, the infamous Hampton Classic Leadline! A long parade of ponies with the next generation of equestrian stars will be judged by Olympic Silver medalist Joe Fargis, while their proud parents and grandparents watch nervously from the V.I.P. tents. Why not join UIFGVOBU4OBLF)PMMPX3PBE JO#SJEHFIBNQUPO /:t

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Paige Davis A New Yorker Gives Back To Her Beloved City By Gunjan J. Sewhani esident sat down with Paige Davis, a transplanted New Yorker who has turned her passion for one of the most quintessential New York phenomena, Broadway, into a means for helping the city’s children in need. And what great timing it was: our August issue is all about the “back-to-school” season. Paige has worked extensively with Operation Backpack—providing brand-new backpacks and school supplies for kids in our city’s homeless shelters.

when you have a recognizable name and face, you feel a blessing to be able to shed light on causes that are important to you and you also feel an obligation.” The year after Paige became involved with Volunteers of America, other luminaries such as Susan Sarandon, Kevin Bacon and the Mets players joined the organization in addressing the lack of access to educational supplies that hinder New York City’s homeless youth.

Paige’s musical theater background has brought her to the stage on Broadway, around the world and eventually to television with TLC’s Trading Spaces. Trading Spaces was the cultural and cult television phenomenon and the means by which America first got to know Paige by name. She says: “Trading Spaces was really the catalyst for a new genre of television. I became known as a host and by my own name as opposed to a character.”

Her passion for the work is contagious. With a glisten in her eye, she reveals to us: “The dirty little secret about volunteering is that it’s the most selfish thing you can do. It can feel like a chore at first but, the second you get involved, you realize it gives you such a powerful feeling—especially with a program that’s so hands-on.” She describes watching volunteers who are so personally invested in packing backpacks that they choose school supplies as if they are for their own children.

Today she is grateful to be able to use this status as a prominent New Yorker to help Volunteers of America-Greater New York, a cause very dear to her heart. She explains how her Broadway and television experience has exploded the world of possibilities for her professionally as well as philanthropically: “I don’t think I’m alone—

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Operation Backpack tailors its school supplies to the needs of students from kindergarten through high school. Every backpack goes to a homeless child who really needs it. Speaking to the everyday struggles of a homeless person, she gets to the root of the problem: “A backpack

PROFILE makes a difference between a kid being excited to go to school and not wanting to go. We all deeply understand what it must be like to have less than your classmates and if you are going to school like that, you are going to feel less than. You’re afraid of being discovered because homelessness, unfortunately, still has this very misplaced veil of shame. Kids are terrified. Operation Backpack gives kids the confidence and dignity to go to school as their housed classmates do.� Hence, Operation Backpack aims to equip students with the school supplies that they need. Its umbrella organization, Volunteers of America, has shelters and programs that are geared toward helping the homeless find jobs and, eventually, housing that they can afford. Perhaps it’s her musical theater background, or perhaps it’s just her zeal for her work with Volunteers of America, but Paige’s entire face lights up in admiration for the donors when she talks about getting brand-new protractors and backpacks out to thousands of children. While her mannerisms are generally animated, they reach an exceptionally elevated note when she describes being able to use her voice and musical theater gifts at events that benefit Operation Backpack: a seamless melding of her passions for theater and helping the New York City community.

These two communities, albeit discrete, are both manifestations of the city that she has fallen in love with so completely. Paige currently resides on the Upper West Side. When asked what makes a person a true New Yorker, the first adjective she uses is “resilient.� She elaborates: “I just think you gotta be able to bounce back because it’s a tough city. They always say if you can make it here you can make it anywhere and, you have to believe that or the city will eat you alive. But that’s just because it’s a train—it’s in motion, it doesn’t stop. I love that it never sleeps; I love that it never, ever sleeps.� And Paige doesn’t either. She was recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for her show on the Oprah Winfrey Network: Home Made Simple. She continues to dedicate her time to Volunteers of America and Operation Backpack. Of course, you can’t keep Paige off of Broadway. She was most recently in a triumphant return as Roxie in Chicago. With an almost gleeful smile, she tells us that she is running MBUFGPSEBODFDMBTTBOEJTPVUUIFEPPSt

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Back to School As the summer starts to come to a close, children start thinking about going back to school, some with feelings of excitement and others “feeling bummed.” So have they learned anything over their summer with you and the family – are they returning to school more confident and able? I recently had an interesting experience with my own family, which really made me think. Remember when you were a child, riding around in cars without seatbelts, eating worms, riding bikes without helmets and out until late with neighborhood friends – a lot has changed since then – but you can still find that freedom. We took a vacation in France this year in a small family friendly resort (This sounds outlandish – but I grew up in Europe – and they are much cheaper than US hotels). A family from Ireland was staying in the apartment below us. On the first afternoon my two children went to the Kids Camp on their own and made friends with the five Irish girls (ages 2-9). Later that evening, after dinner, two of the Irish children – the seven year old and three year old came knocking on my door to see if my kids could come out to play. It was 9pm – my kids were in bed. The next night the same thing happened only this time – with a deep breath - we let them go. It’s still light in much of Europe in July at 10pm. I told my two to stay together – they had a ball and I collected them at 10:30pm. The following morning I went to the shop to get bread and milk with my kids, the Irish seven year old was there on

her own. The French speaking staff asked her (as best they could) what she wanted. “Seven croissants, three bottles of milk and two baguettes please- my Da’s stuck in bed” she told them. They gave her the items and she gave them the money. It was the same currency for her – the Euro is used in France and Southern Ireland but she had just completed a transaction in a foreign country in a different language, I was impressed. Later that day she came calling again to pick up my seven year old because she had earned three Euro’s doing a chore (I cant say what it was!) and wanted my seven year old to go to the shop with her so they could spend it together. This was a great experience for my seven year old – no parent standing by to bail her out of trouble. They figured it out and came back with the appropriate level of junk that one can buy in a resort shop with three Euro’s. After seeing his sister shop on her own, my three year old ventured into the store with his friend (also three) – they didn’t do quite so well and I did have to bail them out! So, as the fun starts to come to an end and the children prepare to go back to school, I know that with everything we did this summer, the one lasting moment will be my children’s first experience handling money without any supervision. This small opportunity let my kid’s feel empowered, responsible and like a big kid! And best PGBMM UIFZMFBSOFETPNFUIJOHΉΉt

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hether you seek a creative outlet, a shift in career trajectory, or an enhancement of your skillset, adult continuing education options in New York City are abundant. While these programs are generally thought of as a means to earn graduate degrees programs can be excellent resources to acquire or hone a new hobby as well. In New York City, as per usual, the options are endless. Catering to a range of ambitions, degree, non-degree, options. Resident Magazine has featured three renowned institutions throughout Manhattan that offer continuing education programs for adults. At Columbia University, one can go back for a graduate degree in anything from sports management to bioethics to communications practice. Quantitative available in actuarial science, statistics, and in classics, psychology, sustainability Such programs are appropriate for the adult who wants to further his or her fresh and take a career in a different direction all together. Noncredit programs are also available and post baccalaureate studies are an option for the adult student preparing for a higher level of graduate study. The City University of New York also has an expansive program base. Hunter features opportunities for adults pursuing career-related studies or looking to acquire new hobbies. The university offers classes that teach students how to play musical instruments or pick up new foreign business. If you’re looking to pursue a career in interior design or even simply do so. The New School comprises three divisions that offer courses and professional training Engagement, and Mannes. These renowned divisions specialize in design, public There is no better city in the world to pursue a zest for knowledge than New York City. A hub of culture, beauty, business, and so much more, taking advantage of the city’s many classrooms is a smart choice for both personal and professional development. •

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ot that long ago I began the lengthy and tedious process of applying to many different colleges in hopes I would be accepted into my number one choice. While the process of applying and waiting for a response may be daunting, it’s really not that bad. As I discuss what I went through and what you can expect, I’ll give you tips to help you through your process. When you’re deciding where you want to go to college, keep your options open and always have a backup plan. It may be tough to handle, but you may have to face the reality of not being accepted into your first pick. I found it helpful to speak with my high school guidance counselor to discuss the different options that would be available to me. Distance can also be a factor in determining where you go to college. I knew I didn’t want to stay in my hometown or surrounding area, but I also knew I didn’t want to be so far away that I wouldn’t be able to visit my family during the holidays. Who knows, maybe you want to go to school across the country to fulfill opportunities you may not be able experience here. If you’re stuck on deciding how far away you actually want to go, make a list of pros and cons to help you decide. Once you know what colleges you want to apply to, get ready to set aside a couple of hours for the admissions process. You will have to

fill out countless forms of personal information and be prepared to write an admissions essay. Most of these essays want you to discuss your accomplishments, highlight your goals and explain why you should be accepted. However, the essays are not always the same. Make sure you read the prompt very carefully and do not simply copy and paste from a previous admissions essay. You may also need to send a transcript and a letter of recommendation. Sometimes you may need to send two letters of recommendation. Make sure you ask your teachers or mentors early on for a letter of recommendation so they have an ample amount of time to get back to you. And now you wait. It may take weeks to hear back and the waiting period can make you anxious, but once you get that acceptance letter you feel relieved. If you get a rejection letter, don’t be discouraged. You just have to wait for the other colleges to get back to you. Once you finally have the college you want to go to, respond in a timely manner so you can sort out housing, dining and orientation details. You may also have to take a writing and math test which will determine the proper level of general education classes you have to take, or to simply omit you from them. Get involved in as many clubs and activities as possible. It will make for a more enjoyable experience and you will make tons of friends. College is a place to start a new and exciting chapter in your life; so NBLFTVSFUPFOKPZJUt

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Teaching Dog Safety By Victoria Stilwell

According to the Humane Society of the United States, 50 percent of children will be bitten by a dog before their 12th birthday. Children under the age of 5 are most likely to be bitten, and most of these bites come from a dog that the child knows, such as the family dog or that of a relative or friend.

much harder for a child to misunderstand canine body language and miss vital warning signals. Parents and guardians need to be responsible for their children’s interactions with any dog and young children should never be left unsupervised with a dog at any time.

Why are children more likely to be bitten by dogs than adults? Children move fast and these movements can stimulate a dog’s prey drive and chase instinct. Children talk in higher pitched voices than adults, which can make some dogs fearful. Children may frustrate a dog with rough play and teasing or inadvertently inflict pain with the pull of a tail or a poke in the eye. Younger children are closer to a dog’s eye level, making it easier for a dog to feel threatened by eye-to-eye contact and for the child to be bitten in the face. It’s

In general dogs make wonderful companions but need to be treated with care and respect. Most dogs are very friendly but others show aggression because they’re fearful, frustrated or protecting something that is important to them. It’s vital that both adults and children recognize the signals of stress and discomfort. Yawning, lip licking, turning away and cowering are all signs that signal stress. More overt signals include lip lifting, snarling, growling and snapping, all warnings designed to tell a perceived threat to back away.

People can keep themselves safe by following a few simple rules: t Never touch a dog that is unknown to you. t Even if you know the dog, always ask permission from the owner first and if permission is given always let the dog come into your space. Don’t lean over and pet a dog on the top of the head as this can be perceived as threatening. Pet on the back and look for wiggly, relaxed body language and a willingness to engage. If you feel a dog stiffen when you touch it, stop all contact immediately. t Don’t touch a dog that has been tied up or left at the end of a chain in a yard, outside a store or behind a fence t Let sleeping dogs sleep and eating dog eat! t Don’t take a bone or toy away from a dog if it’s actively playing with it. t In general dogs don’t like being hugged. Be gentle with any dog and don’t engage in rough play. •

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Morse though who designed, built and runs this impressive facility “The training school is an essential part of the tour experience. We get people who are completely out of their element here, and it’s a way for us to calm them down & get them ready for what’s coming...most of the time we succeed” That “most of the time” is why they don’t recommend starting off with the Skyrider tour if you have never ziplined before, or have a fear of heights. “The SkyRider tour is definitely not for everyone and honestly the Mid-Mountain tour is more than enough excitement for many and a perfect intro to ziplining” says Morse. “We don’t want to scare the crap out of people, we just want everyone to have fun...well, maybe a little of both” Tours run throughout the winter months also and foliage season is absolutely spectacular. For more information on this world class BUUSBDUJPOKVTUUXPIPVSTGSPNUIFDJUZt (518) 263-4388

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Service, style, and a stunning location are what The Inn at English Harbour is all about. This luxury boutique resort on the island of Antigua is situated oceanfront on the shores of English Harbour, about a half hour from St. John and minutes from Nelson's Dockyard. The hotel has its own beach, a white sand sanctuary with crystal clear water, a jetty, and lush tropical foliage all around. Inside, contemporary rooms and suites provide spacious layouts and modern amenities with an airy and bright atmosphere. Beach Cabana Rooms offer direct access to the sand, while Junior and Deluxe Suites are equipped with lavish bathrooms and beautiful mahogany floors, and boast their own private verandas with views of the gardens and ocean. Find comfort and convenience with in-room iPod docking stations, flat-panel televisions, refrigerators, and Internet access, as well as plush beds and thoughtfully designed furnishings. With elegance and style, The Inn at English Harbour brings you an exceptional Caribbean getaway.

Botanicals and natural oils are the inspiration for a selection of relaxing treatments at The Inn Spa, so start your stay off with a massage, facial, or deluxe body treatment. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy the resort's gym on site, but the outdoors offer an even greater array of recreational opportunities. Complimentary activities include tennis on two lit courts, sea kayaking, snorkeling, and sailing. Nearby, there are two 18-hole championship golf courses, as well as the Spring Hill Riding Club. The Inn at English Harbour hosts two restaurants for your dining pleasure, including the scenic Terrace Restaurant for dinner, and Reef Restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Whether you are savoring international and Caribbean specialties under the shade of the sun, or under the stars at night, the food and service promises an unparalleled experience. Take your next Caribbean holiday and make the most of your time and place, with a stay at The Inn at English Harbour. We are a member of the Cedar Valley Golf Course. Our guests do not pay to play.


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rom the moment you step under our antique wrought-iron canopy and enter the lobby, the Boardwalk Plaza’s staff stands ready to offer you exceptional service. Whether you choose a suite with a private balcony, a deluxe accommodation that adds a whirlpool bathtub-for-two, or something in between, you’ll find an artful combination of freshly updated, Victorian-reproduction furnishings and can’t-do-without amenities like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.

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ur on-site restaurant, Victoria’s, offers fine dining in a charming setting. Drink in the view of the Atlantic from every table, and enjoy outdoor dining on the boardwalk patio during the warmer months. Beyond breakfast, lunch and dinner, we serve a traditional Victorian afternoon tea. The Plaza Pub, an oceanfront lounge with a

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(1) Cable knit pattern, toggle closures, and a hood - the Jaedon strikes the perfect balance between functionality and modern style.


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(4 & 8) Fine knit cashmere is light, breathable, and of the utmost comfort, which makes it a great option for every season. The Lavani cardigan draws on this season’s continued reverence for color blocking in rich, saturated colors.





(5) A basic, fine knit crew neck with a small twist- a crimson cashmere underlay at the hem. When New Yorkers grow tired of the all black ensemble, the Lindsey offers the perfect touch of color.


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was invited to the atelier of B Michael on Seventh Avenue to see his new ready to wear collection, B Michael America Red. I was very interested for two reasons:  his couture collection, started in 1999, is very beautiful and well made and wonder of wonders, his clothes are actually made in America, right here on Seventh Avenue.

I wasn’t disappointed. His ready to wear is made with the same craftsmanship and attention to detail as his couture. And his price points are surprisingly low, especially considering the quality. I saw a white dress with a matching black coat for $370. That’s $370 for both pieces! And they’re made right here. I kept asking B Michael about it and he said it’s all about his commitment to himself to make all his clothes here - even the labels - to show it can be done. I was intrigued with the silk fabric for one of his dresses which had machine-embroidered multicolored yarn stripes. Some of the line is made of silk, cotton, wool and some fabrics are man-made.  Sizes are 2 up to 18. Macy’s carries the line in its flagship store here and other branches around the country. The price points start at $195 and go up to $500. When I asked who wears his clothes, he protested that he didn’t like to “kiss and tell,� but did allow that Amy Fine Collins, Nancy Wilson, Beyonce Knowles and many socialites and corporate wives are ardent fans. And, of course, when she picked up her Tony for “A Trip to Bountiful,� Cicely Tyson was wearing one of his couture creations. The line is sleek and simple, a modern approach to glamour. He said, “My clients have lots of beautiful jewelry; they don’t need beading on their clothes.� It will be interesting to follow B Michael’s DBSFFSt Photos: Finn Partners for b michael AMERICA

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– Little Italy will leave you begging for more! There are also aromatic steak options (try the Italian Surf & Turf – 6oz Filet mignon broiled to your liking and shrimp scampi sautéed in butter, fresh garlic and fresh herbs) and chicken dishes that will make you demand more. The chicken (you can also have veal) Saltimbocca is a particular standout. Here it is sautéed in butter, topped with imported ham and melted mozzarella cheese in a light brown sauce.

It’s not often that restaurants manage to delight every sense and nothing to be desired. When Giovanni first envisioned his restaurant, he sought a transporting experience, which would introduce Italy to his neighbors in Wildwood. It is a safe bet to say he’s done just that (and much more)! •

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Urie’s: With over 50 years in the industry, the restaurant is known for their sumptuous seafood selections, sizzling steaks and stunning seaside views; Urie’s can’t be missed. Here you can unwind for a nice dinner or drinks with friends. Adding to the beachy feel of the place is their great choice of music. If you eat nothing else at Urie’s than you must eat their crab. It’s to die for! Acclaimed as the “best all you can eat crab,” in Southern New Jersey, each crustacean is fresh, juicy and tender. Other choices like oysters, shrimp, clams and mussels abound. Along with crab-stuffed lobster tail, the menu contains many finger-licking options. Urie’s is exactly what you expect from a seaside seafood restaurant!

588 W Rio Grande Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260 (609) 522-4189

The Boathouse: Opened in 1989 The Boathouse is the ideal place to while away hours. Once you visit, you’ll understand why so many return! For over two decades customers have been flocking here for their superb food and friendly service; they treat everyone like family. With an emphasis on quality food ranging from steak, seafood and pasta, with breathtaking views, The Boathouse delights. The three-story restaurant is at the perfect vantage point to soak in the rays, views and most importantly food. The restaurant inside is quite large and the service is impeccable. Mention should be made of their signature drinks from a Golden Grand Margarita to a Blue Hawaiian there is a drink fro everyone.

506 W Rio Grande Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260 (609) 729-5301

Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grill: On the waterfront at Schooner landing is a restaurant of extraordinary quality. The restaurant, Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grill, has everything to make guests happy! The only thing more plentiful than the views is the food! Made with care and consideration, you will feel leaving satisfied! A raw bar with close to a dozen-oyster selections waits! Grilled oysters, clams casino, garlic steamers, seared scallops are other succulent options. You would be a fool to pass up other spectacular choices like tuna carpaccio, mahi fingers and coconut shrimp. Desserts are just as good and the service can’t be beat. But no matter what you have, you will leave happy!

500 W Rio Grande Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260 (609) 522-1062

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By Anna Ryan Starting the restaurant in Dallas, Texas, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House has successfully grown all over the country in “the most exciting and vibrant cities.” Any New Yorkers wanting to enjoy fine dining should take a trip to Del Frisco’s located on Avenue of the Americas right by the Rockefeller Center. Del Frisco’s isn’t just any steak house, they keep the tradition of an American steak house alive with exquisite cuisine, an award-winning wine list and impeccable hospitality. They serve lunch and dinner and with an energetic atmosphere, this place is perfect for special occasions, business affairs or a night out on the town. Best known for their steaks, Del Frisco’s uses USDA Prime Beef and only serves the best hand-cut steaks giving their guests an experience that will not be forgotten. Only the freshest ingredients are used for their flavorful dishes and they offer more than just steak. They are also well-known for their mouthwatering seafood, including Australian cold water lobster tails. And what would a meal be without a savory dessert? Del Frisco’s has that covered as well. Sommeliers are there to help you pick a wine from their vast wine list, but if cocktails are what you desire, then the bartenders are more than happy to make you a drink. Occasionally, Del Frisco’s offers deals and promotions. This summer, Del Frisco’s if offering a deal on their Prime Pair off of the Prix Fixe Menu. This prix fixe meal is $49 and includes a variety of options. A hand-cut filet complete with crab cake, lemon-garlic scallops or bbq-spiced shrimp. It also includes salad and a side. Private dining, semi-private dining and reception areas are all options that Del Frisco’s offers. This restaurant wants your dining experience to be top-notch. With these options, Del Frisco’s offers custom menus that feature their finest steak and seafood along with personalized beverage service. Del Frisco’s strives to make planning your events as easy as possible. The Sales and Event Planners are there to work with you while planning your event and making it run smoothly. Whether you’re on business, have a special occasion or simply want to enjoy a nice evening out, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is sure to meet all of your fine dining needs. By offering its finest steaks and seafood, this restaurant offers you a culinary experience to remember. For more information: 212-575-5129

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Gradisca Ristorante: By Jeanine Zelkas

An Italian Delight

vidence of a former incarnation is written all over the walls of Gradisca, with old framed posters advertising the various jazz and cabaret acts that once performed at the 70‘s nightclub known as Reno Sweeney. Soft jazz music playing in the background, rustic highlights, candlelit tables, low ceilings, and a combination of warm red-painted and brick walls additionally lend themselves to the jazzy ambiance of what is now a fabulous refined Italian restaurant. Entering its thirteenth year in business, Gradisca’s menu maintains high standards for quality cuisine that is largely inspired by the owner’s beloved “Mamma” who regularly handcrafts much of the pasta on-site. You can taste the love in her divine light and flavorful ricotta ravioli as well as in meat-filled tortellini with cream sauce, whose recipe originated in her village in Italy. Opting for the multi-course chef ’s tasting menu from Chef Daniele Boldrini’s newly debuted Summer menu is a great route to take here. Every dish had a unique personality and was creatively prepared and presented as a work of art. A seemingly simple fresh mound of yellowfin tuna tartar was elevated to a blissful height by an accompaniment of sweet caramelized onions with balsamic vinegar and adorned with a little flower. Beef carpaccio was appreciatively served at room temperature, enabling its flavor to fully shine, while additions of a lovely batter-fried butterflied artichoke, black truffle cream sauce, and a sprinkling of sea salt further enhanced the enjoyment of the Wagyu beef. The warm

oozing Tomino cow’s milk cheese felt like a hug and was splendidly balanced by a crisp raddichio and green apple slaw. A complex ravioli dish was a heavenly concoction of lemon-infused buffalo ricotta encased within folded sheets of delicate pasta, served with toasted whole almonds, shrimp, and little cubes of succulent eggplant. We also loved the tasty ragu of free-range goose meat that topped a pile of al dente spinach tagliatelli. Our seared veal tenderloin was tender and delicious served with a nice parmesan cheese sauce, warm peach wedges, string beans, and scattered with threads of sweet crunchy bacon crisps. Desserts were equally unique and delicious with such standouts as a beautifully displayed mouthwatering semifreddo of light loose hazelnut custard and an intensely flavorful strawberry gelati with a bruleed blanket of marshmallow. Aside form the food, Gradisca’s other dolce vita assets include an extensive Italian-leaning wine list, specialty cocktails, a private room, a beautiful bar, outside seating on tree-lined West 13th Street, and the charming and ridiculously handsome manager, Pietro. • Gradisca Ristorante 126 West 13th Street 212-691-4886

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ith restaurants open at various locations throughout New York City, meat lovers can have a fine dining experience with the food they love at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse. These various locations include Park Avenue, East 54th Street, West 50th Street, 25 Broad Street and Times Square.

or entrees menu. Be surprised with the Fish of the Day or enjoy a 3-pound Maine Lobster. For the true meat lovers, try the Sirloin Steak, Medallions of Beef By Anna Ryan Bordelaise, or Filet Mignon. Have your pick of drinks with an exceptional bar and an award winning wine list.

Each location has a modern yet elegant feel to it. Giving their customers exceptional service is what they strive for and their savory, mouthwatering dishes will have you coming back for more. 0QFOJOHJO #PCCZ7BOT Steakhouse on Park Avenue became the first Manhattan establishment under Bobby’s name. This prime location is right by Grand Central Terminal in the Helmsley Building. Offering views of Park Avenue is one of the features this steakhouse boasts about. With this view, a true New York Steakhouse experience can be had. On weekdays you can enjoy lunch and dinner and Saturday nights you can delight in dinner. Only the finest quality of steaks and seafood are offered along with other enticing entrees. Begin your meal with delectable appetizers such as the Lobster Cocktail, Smoked Salmon or Beef Carpaccio. Next, try the salads. With a variety to choose from there is sure to be a salad for everyone. You may then have your choice of lunch or dinner from the seafood

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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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A Hamptons Hotspot By Nalini Leilani

75 Main is a Southampton staple—offering patrons the opportunity to taste simple yet delicious cuisine just minutes from the beach or to bask in a sliver of Southampton nightlife. The location is central: right in the middle of Southampton’s Main Street. The classy yet beachy vibe is perfect for a summer evening after a leisurely day in the Hamptons. We opted to sit outside and were pleased to encounter a comfortable, bustling setting plum for people-watching and absorbing the light summer breeze. At around 5 PM, the restaurant’s evening rush was just trickling in—sunburned Hamptonites made their way in to cap off the evening. We opted for smooth and light glasses of Pinot Grigio: the perfect companions to a summer night and the meal ahead. Some fresh seafood seemed like the best way to start off our dinner. The Lobster Salad and Tuna Tartar whet our appetites and were incredibly refreshing. Both dishes were crafted around the natural flavors of the ingredients. The succulent pieces of lobster stood out and complemented the freshness of the tomato and basil. The same can be said for the 75 Main Caprese Salad: sumptuous slabs of thick-cut mozzarella juxtaposed with a crisp vine tomato and yellow pepper created a colorful yet simple mÊlange boasting with flavor. The SautÊed Pan Mussels added a different note to our selection of appetizers; the warm white wine broth and garlic oil sauce was light yet just creamy enough. Additionally, the Crispy Shishito Peppers had just a hint of Asian influence and unique spice. We opted for a pasta-heavy main course. 75 Main’s pastas were hearty, as to our liking, but again, the ingredients spoke for themselves. The Italian sausage in the Penne Buttera was perfectly cooked and agreed wonderfully with the penne and pink cream sauce. The same can be said for the delicate manila clam in a light white wine sauce in the Linguini Vongole. The Veal Milanese was tender and simply divine to sink our teeth into—its breading emitting a light, yet deep aroma that hinted at a number of herbs. As we finished up our dinner, the nightlife scene was about to take off at 75 Main. Open seven days a week for breakfast, brunch and dinner—the restaurant transforms into a lounge with sexy cocktails and a dance scene at night. Some go to 75 Main for the Lindsay Lohan sightings, we enjoyed a full and GSFTINFBMKVTUNJOVUFTGSPNUIF)BNQUPOTTIPSFMJOFt 75 Main St. Southampton, NY 11968 (631) 283-7575

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entral Park’s real estate dominance is known worldwide; the neighborhoods surrounding this legendary park supply luxurious residential properties with price tags surpassing the $20 million mark. Today, a trophy penthouse on Fifth Avenue is on the market for an astonishing $125 million. These high-priced trophy residences are fixtures in the luxury real estate market and bold-faced buyers are willing to pay exorbitant prices for residences with panoramic views of Central Park.

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15 Central Park West is one of New York’s most prestigious residential addresses. Since sales began in 2005, 15 Central Park West has made headlines for its record-setting sales. Today, these exclusive condos command an average price of $6,700 per square foot. At the moment, there is a lavish 5-bedroom home on the 35th floor with uninterrupted views of Central Park for sale at $85 million. This trophy apartment, which was originally listed at $95 million, is also available for rent at $125,000 a month. Wealthy buyers can choose from a number of other beautiful apartments in the building including a three-bedroom on the 7th floor with park views at $30 million or a five-bedroom home facing Broadway asking $32 million. Coveted residences at 15 CPW have been purchased by celebrities, sports figures, Wall Street titans and billionaires. They include steel magnate Leroy Schecter, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, actor Denzel Washington, musician Sting and Nascar driver Jeff Gordon. Star Yankee Alex Rodriguez once rented a residence for $30,000 a month and rumor has it that earlier this year he checked out a gorgeous rental overlooking the park. 15 CPW was built in 2008 by developers William and Arthur Zeckendorf and designed by “modern traditionalist” architect Robert A.M Stern who was inspired by the great New York pre-war apartments of the 1920s. Wealthy buyers are attracted to 15 CPW’s exceptional elegance and park frontage. Many of the posh apartments on Central Park come with refined hotel style services. In 2011, Russian composer Igor Krutoy and his wife Olga purchased a 12th-floor condo at the Plaza Hotel for a reported $48 million, which the New York Post identified as the highest price for a New York City condo at the time. Today, a grandiose 6,319 square feet, four-bedroom penthouse encompassing the 19th, 20th, and 21st floors with direct views of Central Park is asking $59 million. For $52 million, buyers can acquire a 5,850 square foot, corner fourbedroom residence on the 8th floor—both setting new record-highs in

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Teardrop credenza. Polished brass handles and legs, a stunning anchor to a gallery art wall. $2195 White Furniture Tribeca, Chelsea, East Village, Midtown East, Williamsburg

Florence sofa. Cotton velvet, brass legs. Sleek lines and only 73” long: NYC apartment-friendly or perfect for an office. $1950

Organic Modernism Chelsea, Flatiron, Midtown East, Tribeca, Williamsburg

Barstool, cherry wood and bended steel. Sculptural and minimal, fitting for a modern kitchen. $595

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Cocktail table. Reclaimed wood and iron. Rustic yet modern, and you won’t be covering up your gorgeous rug. $1180 Canvas Chelsea and SoHo

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About Tamara Tamara Magel’s work is infused by an inspired world-view of “weaving culturesâ€? – reinterpreting heritages and local traditions into an exotic tapestry of design. Her lifestyle brand is one that is “at home in the worldâ€? and reflects a stylish and easy approach to living well. She has a love for using exceptional textiles and materials from around the world – such as organically dyed yarns, knits, macramĂŠ and beads – to bleached woods and natural stone. The interplay of inspired textures, colors, natural materials and clean lines define her distinctive, comfortable style. Tamara has the utmost respect for the environment and tries to utilize the cleanest approach for materials when launching her products. One of Tamara’s long-term goals is to assist in enabling women in developing countries to create better lives for themselves and their communities. Tamara started her own interior design business eleven years ago in Washington, DC. Since then, she has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, The New York Times and Lonny magazines, among others. In 2011, she opened a showroom in New York’s Soho, to showcase her furniture, paint and bedding collections and will now be launching in the Hamptons.


his dining room was designed for a modern, yet rustic Hampton’s house on the beach. As the client’s primary residence, I aimed to combine the chic sophistication of year-round living along with natural elements of the surrounding beach and farmland. We began the design process with a dining table made with organic, all-natural materials. From there, we filled the room with a wide array of different textures – from the Jean de Merry spiked fixture

and alabaster bowl on the table, to the linen window treatments and gray Stark Sisal rug. The high gloss walls are painted in a bone color by Benjamin Moore and are set in juxtaposition against the organic feel of the aforementioned design materials. Using the Hamptons’ sunlight and large windows to my advantage, the subtle color scheme and range of materials compliments the tone of the natural blue/green Hampton’s light perfectly. The end result is an elegant yet comfortable and inviting dining space that perfectly combines SPVHI PSHBOJDUFYUVSFTBMPOHTJEFTNPPUI TIJOZ IJHIHMPTTPOFTt

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"0OVO[O:O\SÂ’>OZ[0SOQV Stunning 4 bedroom plus study home with private vistas overlooking Palm Beach Country Club. Built in 1996 and completely renovated in 2006 this sophisticated residence features all impact windows and doors, lap pool, full house generator, glass elevator, and Viking kitchen. The serene master suite has a large terrace and his & hers baths. Offered at $3,249,000 Contact John O. Pickett III for more information 561.301.5266Â’

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pectacular five bedroom country estate in rural Killingworth, CT nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac with 20+ acres of private, wonderfully manicured land. Enjoy beautiful craftsmanship and details throughout 12 rooms and 6600 square feet of rustic living space, featuring a spacious sunken living room with beamed, vaulted ceiling, soaring stone fireplace, first floor master suite, heated saltwater pool, game room, plus a gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, island and high-end appliances. This vast property abuts 700+ acres of State Forest and Chatfield Hollow State Park, making it an ideal site for an equestrian facility. An additional 10 acre parcel made up of three approved building lots abuts the land and can be sold for an additional $450,000. MLS #: M9141314 For more information, call Shelly Cumpstone at 860-391-2747.

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Waterfront at The Waters Edge. Gracefully nestled on 1.34 acres of lush manicured grounds in a seamless union of site and structure. This custom crafted 4 bedroom, 3 bath home features 7020 sq. ft. of spacious rooms, intricate woodwork, a 4 car garage, beautiful views and other notable appointments creating an atmosphere of elegance and comfort. $1,250,000

Beautiful home located 30 minutes from Virginia Tech, 10 minutes from Floyd and beautifully situated on 107 acres of pastures and wooded acreage with .93 mile frontage along the east and west fork of little river with wonderful views and surrounding vistas. Notable amenities include a 1200 sq ft 2 BR guest cabin, in-ground pool, 4 stall horse barn with electric and 14’x28’ shed. $799,950

ROANOKE , VIRGINIA Lush manicured grounds & a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides the idyllic setting for this 6 BR, 4.5 BA Southern Colonial Home. Features include a 1st fl oor master suite and connoisseur’s kitchen. $774,950

SALEM, VIRGINIA Situated on 7.3 acres on one of the Valley’s most secluded and charming streets. This 4 BR, 2 ½ BA classic colonial home epitomizes gracious living at its finest blending exquisite vintage detailing with up to date features. $599,950

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Shelley is proud to represent these fabulous homes... This absolutely gorgeous courtyard home has it all! 5 bedrooms pus loft/playroom, storage room, 4 1/2 baths and 3 car garage, The oversized lot affords you total privacy. Separate long grassy backyard. Your own private playground or putting green. A Romeo and Juliet like balcony overlooking a large lagoon-style resort like pool with outdoor speakers and fabulous rock waterfall. Outdoor Jenn-Aire BBQ, snack area with Travertine Marble counters, wood cabinets and bar sink. Separate guest house with full bath. Dream kitchen with pantry, sub zero refrigerator and snack bar. Iron and wood railings, crown moldings, custom woodwork and trim


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room with custom moldings, framed in wood with a wall to wall serving area. This home has excellent curb appeal with a double door “old world” iron entry. It is one of the prettiest courtyards in Seasons.

DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK Offered at $45,900 Summer home overlooking beautiful lake, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with air conditioning and heat. In a fabulous community with lots of amenities.


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This gorgeous 5 bedroom 4.5 bath home sits on one of the largest interior lots in Seasons. It is nearly half an acre of beautifully landscaped property. The grand foyer opens to a lovely formal living room. A large elegant dining room. A gourmet chefs eat in kitchen with plenty of 42” wood cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, overlooking the family room with panoramic view of the pool/patio area. The master bedroom has a large closet and a picture frame of windows around the share with wood built ins. The lot is hugh with an open pool plus large screened patio (you can garden to your hearts delight). This property is very private and you are nowhere near the surrounding homes. Oversized 2 car garage. The Dutchess county on is the same as before.

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MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA Immaculate South Merritt Island home in move in condition featuring side entry three car garage with workshop area and air conditioned detached one car garage. The lawn is perfectly manicured and the screened lanai with hot tub is great for relaxing and entertaining. There are thermopane windows with 3M film for energy efficiency. Curb appeal, versatile floor plan, abundant storage and desirable location make this well maintained home a must see for those seeking the Florida lifestyle.

Offered at $274,000.

PORT ST JOHN, FLORIDA Well maintained pool home in desirable Hundred Acre Woods. Large rooms with high volume ceilings, skylights and architectural details make this a remarkable find. The screened pool area with a cedar ceiling lanai is planted with tropical plants and is perfect for entertaining. The split floor plan is great for guests and the second bath opens to the pool area. The location feels like a country setting with its half acre lot, but is close to dining, shopping and just minutes from 1-95.

Offered at $174,000.

MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA This spotless and beautifully decorated preserve view condominium has storm shutters, laminate and tile floors, custom shelving and woodwork, a private entrance garage space and a convenient Central Merritt Island location. The home features an open floor plan with a well designed kitchen with solid surface counters, stainless appliances and custom lighting. The laundry room has been upgraded to accommodate a laundry sink in addition to the high end appliances.

Offered at $189,900.

MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA Located at the perfect height in the building for privacy, this corner condo home has both a shady view to the north and a sunny view to the west. Upgrades include storm shutters, updated carpet, custom paint throughout, custom permanent a/c filter, newer refrigerator, ceiling fans, glass door in guest bath and many other thoughtful touches. The under building parking space is conveniently located and has additional storage space.

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By Christopher A. Pape The automotive brand Jaguar is synonymous with refinement, luxury (and it’s bad old days breaking down, but not anymore). Yet rarely are the words power and excitement uttered. That is until now. Recently, I was lucky enough to be given the chance to test-drive the latest offerings from this icon of cars. This storied brand allowed my creative director and me to hit the road and take in its high performing model line-up for a spin. Known as the Jaguar ALIVE Driving Experience, the company invited us to taste the luxury, performance and DBQBCJMJUZPGUIFJSNPEFMTGSPNUIFBOESBOHF In this unique two-hour driving demo, we sat alongside worldclass professional racecar drivers who encouraged us to test the cars’ performance and push the vehicles to their limits, while teaching us about safe performance driving, such as accident avoidance, handling, braking and acceleration, in several closed simulated driving experiences. The models included the F-Type, an all-new two-seater convertible sports car that sent chills down my spine as I floored the accelerator. In a blazing red model, I zipped passed cones and almost (yes almost) spun out-of-control, but the superior traction and intelligent dynamics allowed me to stay the course.

My creative director’s favorite was the XJ; both the supercharged and supersport models were offered. Sitting in the supersport allowed him (and any future customer) to zoom passed competition in style and grace. The smile on his face as he got out of the car said it all – he was in love! On display were the XFR, a V8 supercharged sedan and the XXR/XXR-S, their highest performing models with 510hp and 550hp respectively. While we weren’t able to drive them, they looked every bit of amazing and I know for the lucky few (there will only be 25 XXR-5’s available in North America) who are able to snag one they will thoroughly enjoy them. Unfortunately for me, I’m not in a position to purchase a Jaguar. But, for those that are I highly recommend it. Made with quality, care and consideration of the customer, Jaguar has come a long way in quality control, performance and most of all, styling. While there are many choices in the ultra-premium market, there are few brands with the prestige, the know-how and desire to put a smile on your face like Jaguar. •

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Big Role in NYC Mayoral Election By Jerry Kremer

hile the Hamptons are 100 miles from New York City when there is a mayoral election, the two communities are literally next door neighbors. The East End has long been a reliable source of campaign cash for federal candidates for several decades. Vice President Joe Biden and presidential candidate Mitt Romney headlined two big events last year behind the high hedges of two exclusive properties. With the 2013 race for mayor of New York City wide open and 10 candidates declared for the office, the Hamptons are a lucrative candidate for campaign dollars. Fundraising results for the current races from the East End are worth looking at.

close campaign against Mayor Bloomberg in 2009, despite being outspent more than 11 to 1. The former Comptroller, who has been working in the municipal finance sector since he left office, was recently endorsed by the powerful United Federation of Teachers.

Leading the field is City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who represents parts of the West Side of Manhattan. According to the most recent Campaign Finance Board numbers, Quinn has raised $58,800 from East End residents since she first came to office in 1999. (The actual number of East Enders who have donated to her and other candidates may be significantly higher because people may be registered to vote at other addresses. The CFB compiles information according to the address where people identify they vote from.) Quinn, who has a summer home on the Jersey Shore, has tapped into a variety of givers including a $2,500 donation from actress Lorraine Bracco, a resident of Bridgehampton.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, the latest entry to the race, has raised $23,450 from East Enders for past city elections, according to the CFB. Weiner’s entry all but guarantees a run off scenario and the opportunity to raise more dollars.

Former Comptroller Bill Thompson runs closely behind Speaker Quinn in his fundraising numbers from East End residents with $55,480 since his first run for public office in 2001. Thompson, who opposed the controversial overturning mayoral term limits in 2008, ran a surprisingly

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio finishes in third, having raised $24,565 from East Enders since he first ran for City Council in 2001. Amagansett resident Alec Baldwin is one of de Blasio’s most prominent backers and has helped him fundraise during this current election cycle. De Blasio, who ran a strong campaign in 2009, beat former Public Advocate Mark Green in the run off.

Sal Albanese, a Brooklyn resident with a home in East Hampton, is launching his second bid for mayor. In 1997, the former City Councilman placed a respectable third in the Democratic primary. He has worked for the last 15 years in the private sector and has launched a longshot bid for mayor. Albanese has not cashed in on his local credentials and has raised small amounts of money. John Liu, the current Comptroller, has raised $6,500 from East

End residents but none of it for his current campaign for mayor. On the Republican side, Joe Lhota, a former Deputy Mayor under Rudy Giuliani and former head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has raised $17,600 during this election cycle from East Enders. This includes $4,950 from Thomas Von Essen, who served as fire commissioner alongside Lhota during the Giuliani tenure. John Catsimatidis, a well-known grocery store magnate and billionaire, is not a stranger to the fundraising circuit. In years past, he was a prolific Clinton fundraiser and now, as a Republican mayoral hopeful he is self-funding his candidacy and hosting “friend raisers.� These parties present a great opportunity for people to hear a candidate talk freely about issues and answer questions in a way that you don’t normally see at other less-intimate campaign stops. Catsimatidis owns a home in East Quogue and has been conducting friend raisers since announcing his candidacy. The fact that the spread between the numbers raised by mayoral candidates is so small, it is an accurate gauge of how close the September primary will be. While no one knows the final order of finish, the saying after September Primary Day may be “as the Hamptons went, so went New York $JUZwt

About Jerry Kremer Arthur “Jerry� Kremer is the founder and Chairman of Empire Government Strategies. A 23year veteran of the New York State Assembly, he was the only Long Island legislator to ever head the prestigious Ways and Means Committee. Mr. Kremer is a longtime homeowner and summer resident in the Hamptons.

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DJ Alex Cecil Clawing His Way To The Top H

By Isaiah Negron

ot DJ Alex Cecil is a prime example of taking a leap of faith and following your passions in life. While growing up on the Upper East Side in New York City, he explored his artistic side, taking up the cello in the 2nd grade. “I was talented at it, but it wasn’t the right medium for me,� remembers Cecil, who was also very good with numbers and received a perfect score on his math SAT’s. At Georgetown University he majored in finance and minored in art, to challenge and expand his mind. After graduating, he worked for Citibank for five years until one day he decided to do something very different. After playing around with some amateur DJ equipment he bought in Paris he decided to make his first track, Smooth Criminal Mix. “The first track I created made me realize that this was what I wanted to do,� said Cecil. “It’s my favorite mix; making it was amazing and I fell in love with DJ’ing.� Alex went out and purchased professional DJ equipment, an investment made to determine if he was ready to turn his life upside down. “I may be impulsive, but I can still be practical,� jokes Cecil. “I’d come home from work and stay up until 4am DJ’ing by myself. I began to like it even more.� Supported by his family and friends, Cecil quit his job at Citibank on June 6th 2012 and within one week he had moved downtown and gotten a tattoo on his bicep,

the wild claw mark he uses as his DJ logo. “I wanted to use something that was original yet animalistic. It fits my personality,� Cecil explains. “Most people don’t find a passion. I didn’t think I was going to either until I started to DJ.� Diving in headfirst, Cecil scored his first DJ gig last September at NYC’s Southside Room in Little Italy. Since then he has headlined at some of the city’s edgiest clubs including The Bowery Hotel, Mister H., Yotel, Webster Hall, Rosewood and SkyBar in L.A. This summer, he will spin at the new Sienna Restaurant & Ultralounge and Pink Elephant in East Hampton. “I’m barely a year in and I’m headlining BUQMBDFTXIFSFPUIFS%+TIBWFCFFOQMBZJOHGPSZFBST*UTBSVTI every time,� says Cecil. From new disco to house music, Cecil’s eclectic mixes have continued to entice all types people to dance and fist pump the night away. One of his goals is to play, concert style, for thousands of people who will be partying to his mixes. Confident and determined to succeed Cecil says, “I want to be huge. And whether you hate me or love me, it doesn’t matter. When I DJ, you’re going to have fun.� t

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Financier Re-envisions Trump Property In Puerto Rico


ntrepreneur and finance wunderkind Fahad Ghaffar is reaching new heights by creating an empire of private yet affordable luxury properties. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2005 with a degree in finance, Ghaffar took a job in investment banking. As he built solid relationships with important players in the financial world he also learned the ins and outs of the real estate market. He discovered a new niche market and started buying neglected off-market properties directly from banks, lenders and private equity investors and transformed them into thriving residential complexes. “It made financial sense,� said Ghaffar. “We can create a quality product while simultaneously protecting buyers from volatile markets.�

learned about all of its sides, especially the legal ones,� said Ghaffar.

In 2010, he founded his own financial firm WhiteFire Capital in New York City. Over the last three years the company has purchased and revitalized numerous failed properties including 79 condos in Tennessee, furnishing them and adding new landscaping and swimming pools before selling them. Ghaffar was able to double the return on his initial investment in 9 months. He also bought 17 vacation cabins in Tennessee from Wells Fargo, reenvisioned them and then sold them all in 30 days making over a one million dollar profit. His experience in the legal and financial fields gave him time to learn how to interpret legal documents and understand the rights and protections buyers have as he read and studied mountains of legal papers. “With seven years of lending experience and extensive hands-on practice as UBS, I quickly

The vision Ghaffar has for WhiteFire goes far beyond his highly valued relationship with Trump. With a string of successful development deals on his books, Ghaffar is planning to expand into new territory. “I’d love to do a hip hotel project and make it a hot new destination for young professionals � he says. With his extensive real estate experience, unwavering drive to succeed and high standards, Ghaffar always says what he means. “As Warren Buffet said, ‘Never do a deal you can’t close with a handshake,� Fahad says, “I’ll always strive to do good business with good QFPQMFwt

Ghaffar’s latest venture teams him up with Donald Trump to remaster a luxury condo building in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His first project off the mainland, the 1,000-acre property will feature 49 luxury beachfront condos complete with fully furnished living spaces, tennis courts, swimming pools and a PGA golf course membership. “I decided to get creative,� says Ghaffar. “We met with Trump and he approved all of my ideas. Donald’s a great guy to do business with.� Renovations in San Juan are nearing completion and WhiteFire is gearing up to show buyers the spacious, state of the art units that are priced to sell before the Holidays.

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Peep Show By Joe Alexander


ooking at the art of Jessica Lichtenstein, one is transported into an imaginary world of childlike hedonism. The colors bombard you with a familiar sense of happiness, the thick acrylic glimmers back at you like a diamond on display, and the girls well…they smile at you, seducing you from behind an optical lens as you voyeuristically “peep” into their candy colored landscapes. But as always, there is more behind that lens than meets the eye. Lichtenstein began her journey as an artist at Yale University where she studied art, art history and English literature. Often compared to the contemporary artists Jeff Koons and Murakami, Lichtenstein says she draws her inspiration from the classic masters. Her current series of work entitled “word sculptures” examines the pornographic world of Japanese-inspired comic books. Creating her own imagined fantastical landscapes infused with a highly sexualized environment, Lichtenstein places these appropriated heroines into scenes that are reminiscent of Renoir’s, Cezanne’s or Picasso’s “nude bathers”; scenes that harken back to a time of “female as muse”. Last month Vered Gallery in East Hampton opened their summer season with a solo show of Lichtenstein’s work aptly called “PEEP SHOW”. It’s namesake, a piece entitled PEEP is a voyeuristic tourde-force. Languidly swimming underwater, the girls in the piece are encapsulated in a graphic aquarium or fish tank. As the viewer walks around this piece, they literally need to peep their heads around barriers of plexiglass that obscure some of these girls from their full

obvious exposure. And as you move your head left and right, up and down, trying to see all that is tantalizingly hidden from you, you become aware of the girls in the piece coyly smiling back at you, defiantly and confidently, cognizant of their rolls as trophies or treasures that are put on display. Of the show, Lichtenstein said, “I wanted to draw attention to the way that we gaze at the naked female body, and equate it to the way we view other beautiful objects surrounding us. So the girls in PEEP blend into the colorful coral in the background, the girls in another piece called BLISS are blended into, and almost become indistinguishable from, the colorful flowers that they are blossoming from. So even though these girls are appropriated from a more pornographic world, putting them in this context may cause the viewer to confront their own potentially discordant reactions to these hypersexualized images.” -JDIUFOTUFJOTXPSLXJMMCFPOEJTQMBZUIJTTVNNFSBUHBMMFSZOJOF in New York City, Vered Gallery in East Hampton and in a group show at Galerie Maximillian in Aspen called “Words: Language in Contemporary Art,” featuring other artists such as Richard Prince and Ed Ruscha. Her work is already in some of the homes of the most important international art collectors. t

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Rockin’ Wellness Mike Wall & Seth Luker By Isaiah Negron


ealth is Cool” is the mantra of Seth Luker and Mike Wall the co-founders of Rockin’ Wellness Whole Body Nutrition Shake. Starting from a small commercial kitchen in Bellmore, Long Island this dynamic duo created a nutritious blend for their shake from the world’s finest super foods. If you like chocolate this drink is for you and it tastes as awesome as the benefits it provides. It’s perfect for breakfast, a mid-day energy boost or a meal replacement. The unique mix, which is made in strictly controlled quantities, is made from Cacao, Goji berry, hulled hemp seed, flaxseed, chia seeds, maca root, acidophilus and yerba mate. The shake contains nothing artificial and has no preservatives. Rockin’ Wellness aids in weight maintenance, focus, improved mood and optimal cell re-generation. Mike and Seth encourage you to make the drink your own so I blend in bananas, strawberries, blueberries, soy milk and ice for a yummy treat that makes me forget the heat wave and gives me the energy to perform at my peak all day long. And because it has only 90 calories a scoop, I’ve already seen the benefits on my waistline. As consumers everywhere have become aware of Rockin’ Wellness’ benefits, its popularity among those seeking a healthier lifestyle or looking for an easy way to boost their nutritional intake, has soared. It has become a phenomenon with over 1.3 million followers on Facebook and tens of thousands of positive consumer product reviews.

People from all walks of life are championing this convenient way to promote a healthier lifestyle for themselves. Mike Wall is a health and vitamin guru while Seth Luker started his career as a rock band tour manager where he learned first hand how strenuous life on the road can be. With this knowledge in mind, Wall and Luker have reached out to music tours to show just how effectively Rockin’ Wellness can fuel wellness and energy between shows. The orders keep rolling in from the tours of Kanye West & Jay Z, Lionel Ritchie, Rascal Flatts, Marilyn Manson, New Kids on the Block, and Mark Tremonti of Creed. Rockin’ Wellness is also lapped up on the sets of NBC’s “Up All Night” and TNT’s “Major Crimes”. Rockin’ Wellness is 100% vegan and gluten, dairy, yeast and wheat free. It is made with organic ingredients and is non-GMO. With over 2000mg per scoop of omega 3-6-9’s, it is the perfect way to get essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The shake is easy to make and gives you protein with an instant energy boost with no caffeine. Mike and Seth say, “Reinvigorate, stimulate, nourish & rebuild your body from the inside out. It’s time you got your body SPDLJOwt

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Last Word: The Bugged House That I Live In I don’t want public attention because I don’t want the story to be about me. I want it to be about what the US government is doing.

(How Edward Snowden and David Bowie answered ‘What is America to me?’) By David Shipley

his past Fourth of July, I thought of Edward Snowden. Not because of his revelation that the NSA was monitoring our communication, that’s like revealing Michael Bloomberg doesn’t shop in the big and tall section. No, I think of him because of the David Bowie song “Fame.â€? You know, “Fame, what you like is in the limo‌.â€? Sing along with me, kids. I have no intention of tackling the legality or morality of Edward Snowden’s actions. Pre-law was even way too much for me. And morals, I’ll take the Fifth‌ of bourbon. Forgive my rim shot. However, the “whistle blowerâ€? has been with us as long as the righteous indignation by those whose whistle has been blown. The framers of the Constitution in “The Federalist Papersâ€? debated what government should or shouldn’t tell its citizenry. And they knew things, as my bubbe would say. They were wealthy white men who wore wigs and owned slaves. My bubbe didn’t say that part. If they couldn’t come to an agreement, who could? What’s my point? It’s that David Bowie’s “Fameâ€? is now our national anthem. Fame for the sake of fame. Fame at any cost. Fame, I want to live forever. Wait, I have to live in jail for that? Enter Edward Snowden. I can’t know his intention, nor would I presume to, but the sad fact is that he might not either. Why do I posit this? He is a product of our culture. And not possessing Kim Kardashian’s ample posterior and strong character in dealing with psoriasis, leaking classified information is the most expedient route to the news cycle. “I don’t want public attention because I don’t want the story to be about me. I want it to be about what the US government is doing,â€? said Edward Snowden. Seems like a perfect sound bite. I even quoted it. And his journeying to Hong Kong, fretting that the Chinese

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government may take him away for questioning because of his information, his leaving on the midnight flight to not Georgia but Russia for some South American location to be named later‌ very le Carre, it really isn’t about drawing attention to himself or is it? I’m old enough to remember Daniel Ellsberg and “The Pentagon Papersâ€?. Those under thirty, Google it. (Don’t worry. Google already assured us the NSA doesn’t get information directly from their servers.) A great deal of circumspection went into that action. Ellsberg worked on leaking them for a full year. He first tried circulating them to trusted Senators. I just don’t get that with Edward Snowden. Yes, he says all the right things. There it is! It’s the part usually played by George Clooney if he didn’t have a scheduling conflict. But this isn’t a part. And the consequences of his actions will be there long after the news cycle has moved on. Does he know that anymore than Jared Loughner, the part usually played by Heath Ledger, if he weren’t dead? Nathan Hale, one of the previously mentioned white men who wore wigs, was hanged for his convictions. He knew that might be his fate. In our every one’s in a YouTube movie posted to Facebook zeitgeist, reality seldom makes even a cameo, not even in reality shows. Even though I am white guy but I don’t wear a wig, I do know some things. A person must be aware of the personal consequences of their actions. And if a person’s actions lead to a positive change and he or she doesn’t understand those consequences, I’d prefer no whistle to be blown. To advocate the contrary, if I may quote from our national anthem, i'BNF XIBUZPVHFUJTOPUPNPSSPXwt To contact David Shipley, send an email to:

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