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Editor’s Note Around the Town Resident Alien 25 New Yorkers to Invite to a Dinner Party Events Around Town Big Apple Buzz

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Fast Times with Melissa Lee 27 Ruth Shelling - 108 Michael Stutman 110





Spaah Time Kitty Does LA A Danube Adventure Antwerp Hotel Belleclaire A Taste of Japan Beniya Mukayu A Vermont Escape

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Madison Avenue Style 68





Kim Groover’s Empowerment Tips 86 Virtual Piggy 88 Dr. Joe Taravella 90

Restaurant Roundup 77 B& Co 80 A Whiskey Tasting 84

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Lenox: Where Entertaining is @ 82 Light as a Feather... 100 Luxury for Less 104








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tanding at the southernmost point in the world before Antarctica, Cape Horn, one thinks about one’s life. In my case, I thought about Resident. How do we make the magazine better? How do we provide content that will both engage our readers and attract better advertisers? It is with these two thoughts in mind that I’ve embarked on a rebranding mission for the publication. To kick things off, we have the seductive and talented Melissa Lee on the cover. Shooting on set provided beautiful photos and I wish to thank Margo Manhattan for letting us use her beautiful jewelry. But back to Melissa, she gave us the wonkiest interview in recent memory. I think, you will agree, she also gave us stunning imagery. We thank her for her time!

On another note, we’ve got great pieces on interior design. This is in line with our commitment to bring you the best of New York. From Lenox dishware instructing on how to set a dual-purpose table (in this case Thanksgiving and Hanukkah) to using prints effectively and how to save on great pieces, we’ve thought about how to interest our readers in real estate and we believe interior design is the best way to do that. Furthermore, starting next month, we’ll be bring you an “at home” feature, which will introduce you to wa well-known or well-connected New Yorker. We thank you for your continued patronage and look out for great things to come!

This month we’ve continued our “25 List.” And it’s all about who I’d have to a dinner party and why. From Ann Coulter to Jamie Dimon and everyone in between, the list is meant to be thought provoking and in good fun. Look out for next month’s – it’s going to be a lot of laughs. Of course, we have travel editorial. From LA, the Danube, Antwerp and Japan, we’ve got your luxury travel needs covered. We scour the earth for the best, so that you – our readers – will know where to go when you’re making your travel plans.

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aniel Radcliffe on his Oscar-buzzed about performance as the poet Allen Ginsberg: “Kill Your Darlings is a film about young love, there is no difference in how heterosexual and homosexual people fall in love. People ask if it’s a gay love story but for me, it’s just a love story.” Adding of the script that has him having sex with his co-star Dane DeHaan, “It is slightly salacious, but if that gets people to buy a ticket then I’m happy with that.” Go!…….Also screening at this year’s fun Hamptons International Film Festival were the thought provoking 12 Years a Slave, the charming About Time and the amusing Burton and Taylor starring the wondrous Helena Bonham Carter who said, “Elizabeth Taylor lasted eight decades. She survived all those drugs and all that fame and drink. To sustain that amount of fame and beauty from such a young age was a miracle. Look at Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland and what happened to them. Liz loved life and had a great appetite for it. There will be no one like her ever again.”…Michael Fassbender is not nude in 12 Years

a Slave but lets hope this doesn’t diminish his opportunities during awards season. The infamously endowed star confessed after the hype surrounding Shame. “When I found out I wasn’t going to the Oscars, I was very upset by it. The first reaction was ‘What the f…?’” Maybe this time, Michael. Among the Festival’s sponsors were The Village Latch Inn ( and Piper Heidsieck Champagne.……. Machete Kills’ Sofia Vergara on being beautiful: “To be a voluptuous girl, has opened many doors for me; I would be ungrateful to say it’s all because of my brains and my talent.” Broadway stars Kenny Holcomb and Mike Schwitter from The Book of Mormon and Glee’s Telly Leung helped Dougie Meyer celebrate his birthday during Monday Musicals at XL in THE OUT NYC……. Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers was feted at the Sanctuary Hotel’s Haven Rooftop and noted, “Once you get past funny, my other qualities are so below average. It’s not like I’m handy.” He’s kidding, right?

Dane DeHaan & Daniel Radcliffe, star in Kill Your Darlings

Elizabeth Olsen, stars in Kill Your Darlings

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Philanthropist Michele Riggi & AnnMargret @ Career Transition for Dancers

FEATURES FEATURE Rachel McAdams, stars in About Time

Helena Bonham Carter, stars in Burton and Taylor

Jessica Lichtenstein @ her show at gallery nine5

Michael Fassbender, stars in 12 Years a Slave

Alexi Ashe Meyers & Olivia Munn @ the Sanctuary Hotel’s Haven Rooftop

ABT Ballerina Skylar Brandt and Michelle Javian @ Harboring Hearts Family Day

Jean Shafiroff @ the Hamptons Film Festival

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Jessica Morgan, hotelier Hank Freid & Alysia Reiner @ the Sanctuary Hotel’s Haven Rooftop

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Baggage Claim star Paula Patton takes the big questions. Asked about the “Blurred Lines” video, where the message —“Robin Thicke has a big d-ck” is flashed across the screen she laughs and quotes her husband as saying, “If I’m in the Miami Heat’s locker room, I don’t know where I stand,” while confessing in her eyes he’s super-sized. As to the report that Robin claims to have turned her into a bad girl, she reveals, “I hope I’m still a good girl and a bad girl at the same time.”.....Why is Robert Redford, 76, back on the screen in the absorbing All is Lost? “I work because I want to work, work keeps me going.” Smart..... Partnership with Children, the non-profit that fights for the rights of disadvantaged children throughout NYC, hosted a wine tasting. George Clooney, who plays an astronaut in the realistic thriller Gravity joked, “Richard Branson is sending people off to space but I’m not going to be the first one on board”... Sandra Bullock on her intergalactic sidekick: “George and I have known each other for over twenty years. I think we’re

probably the only two that haven’t dated in the business. I think it’s probably because we’re a little too similar, in all the disturbing ways.” Hmmm.....Uma Thurman and Richard Gere both collect the paintings of Hedy Klineman, whose new show “Buddhas in the Garden” is at the Tibet House Museum until December 12th. Jackman on his compelling new thriller Prisoners: “With action movies, violence is almost glorified. This is a bit like the first time I saw a real fight in a bar. At first you and your mates are all like ‘Yeah!’ but then when it happens, everyone goes quiet and it’s ugly and uncomfortable and I think it’s a little like that with this movie.”... Ann-Margret, who starred in Viva Las Vegas with Elvis Presley said, “Ever since I was four years old, I loved making people smile, making them think and making them feel some kind of emotion” The Hollywood goddess attended the Transition for Dancers Benefit where she received the Rolex Dance Award with her pal and gala co-chair, philanthropist Michele Riggi. careertransition.orgt

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Flirting With Flavors with Pamela Morgan

RESIDENT ALIEN amela Morgan, the chic Fifth Avenue socialite and culinary queen has, for more than three years, been conducting what she calls “Flirting With Flavors,” which one could call “the chicest cooking class imaginable” and which she would call ‘’more than a cooking class, more like a cooking party.” Six times a month she opens her state of the art kitchen to six candidates who want to upgrade their culinary skills.  What is coolest about this culinary excursion is the fact that it has been attracting a wide range of bankers, industrialists and highly successful men about town who have come to realize that learning how to cook and prepare a meal is one of the classiest investments a man can adapt to impress a suitor or two. After 25 years of experience creating memorable events for clients such as

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Martha Stewart herself, Pamela has latched onto a valued niche to broaden brand as culinary instructor, cookbook author and event planner because as she says, “the simple act of cooking can inspire and lay the foundation for

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a long lasting bond and relationship.  It is the perfect entree to establishing a memorable first move.” Recently yours truly was part of a “Flirting With Flavors” cooking class with a rather distinguished cast of investment bankers like Tony Santos and Andrew Kahner, the hot menswear designer, Michael Bastian, the film producer, John Sanchez and the MTV reality stud muffin, Tony Santucci - all learning how to whip up a blue ribbon meal of baked oysters with a beurre blanc emulsion, baked Atlantic salmon coated with mustard and breadcrumbs.  We started the session over mojitos, which was the perfect way to loosen things up and then

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Anderson Cooper and Bette Midler will no longer have to go all the way to Westhampton Beach to get their craving for this delicious Neapolitan style pizza. Since 2009 patrons have been flocking to the wood burning brick oven pizza of the father and son tandem, Michael and Jason Brunetti in the Hamptons, but since October locals have been flocking to the latest Pizzetteria Brunetti for its delicious take on artisanal pizza. 

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New Yorkers to Invite to A Dinner Party and Why By Christopher A. Pape

(In No Particular Order)

Jamie Dimon – so he can pick up the tab Jenna Bush – to say I’m friends with a Bush Marshall Heyman – to be mentioned in his column in the Wall Street Journal Martha Stewart – so she can set the table Jeff Zucker – for the latest news Michael Bloomberg – so he can watch my calorie intake Beth Stern – just because Kathie Lee Gifford/Hoda Kotb – because they’ll bring the wine David Duchovny – to reminisce about X Files Ivanka Trump – to learn how to be part of the “in” crowd Graydon Carter – for an advanced copy of the Gwyneth Paltrow edition Sean Combs (P. Diddy) – to learn more about Revolt Dee Ocleppo – for her handbags Ronan Farrow – to find out if he’s really Sinatra’s son Harry and Peter Brant – we need some eye candy at the table David Patrick Columbia – so I’ll finally be accepted into his “400” list Roger Goodell – for Superbowl XLVIII tickets Dr. OZ – to tell us what to eat and the million vitamins to take Cindy Adams – knows everyone, seen everything in New York City Anderson Cooper – to say I know a Vanderbilt Cyndi Lauper – girls just want to have fun Olivia Palermo – for her beauty Ann Coulter – because she’s sooo campy Charlie Rose – to drive the conversation Geno Smith – there needs to be a sports stud

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er combination of brains, beauty and charm has made her a leading figure in the financial news business. Her ability to gauge the subtle changes in the financial markets has made her a trusted source for analysis that is accurate and hard-hitting. Her ethnicity, Chinese-American, has made her a heroine to young boys (and especially) girls of the same background. Her name, of course, is Melissa Lee. And she is the anchor of Fast Money, one of the most successful programs on the award-winning CNBC.

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Fast Times with Melissa Lee


At CNBC I did a little bit of everything; I did a lot of work in banking, hedge funds and private equity and then I got into the rotation of substituting for anchors that were out. I became the permanent substitute for Fast Money. When the anchor left, it was my shot.

I sat down with her at B&Co (fast becoming the most in-demand restaurant/bar/lounge in New York City) to talk about her formative years, what makes her a New Yorker and the state of the economy. In fact, it was the most wonky conversation I have had as Editor-inChief of Resident. Ironically, Melissa wasn’t, initially, interested in journalism. She says, “When I was growing up on Long Island I always thought I was going to be a doctor; did all types of research, went to Harvard for premed. It was what my family wanted me to do.” Yet, there was something about being in the press that appealed to her: “I wrote for a community newspaper, and while in college I worked at the school paper (The Harvard Crimson). Something clicked and eventually I gave up medicine and devoted myself to journalism.” Business news was a far cry from what she

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initially thought she wanted to cover. “I got a great internship with the New York Daily News in the business section, which is where they placed me. I wanted to cover politics and had a fantasy of covering City Hall; describing the ins and outs of politics, but I fell in love with business news.” In fact, she didn’t even pursue journalism after graduating from school: “I gravitated towards business and when I graduated from college, I didn’t get a job in journalism because it was a tough time for the industry and instead got a job as a business consultant.” But the bug of journalism would come back to bite her. After being offered a full ride for a MBA from her consulting firm, she declined and moved back to New York City. Her father wasn’t pleased, “I told my dad I was going to turn down their offer and move back to New York and find a job here. My dad said I was making the biggest mistake of my life.

Eventually, I landed a job as a PA (production assistant) at CNNFN; I got the job through the Asian-American Journalists Association.” Through charm and tenacity she found herself in front of the camera at Bloomberg TV. She quickly realized that this is where she belonged. And as the path of her career developed she became ever more comfortable. Clearly, she was being watched as she landed a permanent on-air gig at CNBC and moved up the ranks quickly. “At CNBC I did a little bit of everything; I did a lot of work in banking, hedge funds and private equity and then I got into the rotation of substituting for anchors that were out. I became the permanent substitute for Fast Money. When the anchor left, it was my shot.” Asked to describe the show she anchors daily at 5pm, she states: “It’s amazing! Think of it as ESPN - after the game, the announcers talk

PROFILE Jewelry Generously Provided by Margo Manhattan about highlights of the game and that is what Fast Money is modeled after. The graphics and the feeling are very sports oriented.” At this point of the conversation, it turns totally wonky. And it’s my fault – I couldn’t resist picking her brain about the state of the economy. While the debt limit crisis was raging at the time of the interview, I wanted her to focus beyond the short term problem. And she responded with aplomb: “I think beyond the debt ceiling, the markets are going to be poised for a period of a decent amount of growth.” She couldn’t help but continue, “Long term debt is not as much as a problem for

the United States because we are still the default and safe haven country. People will always want to buy our debt. I don’t think there will be an issue of buying our debt.” As for the macro state of the economy, she describes the situation: “We also know that on the government’s radar is the fact that the economy is actually improving. On Fast Money we believe that Quantitative Easing (QE) will shortly easy. They will start to remove those resources they were supplying. We are setting up within the next six months for a fairly positive market, which is a good thing.”

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Melissa’s world isn’t only about reporting on facts and figures. She also gets her hands dirty with informative and penetrating specials for CNBC. When pressed for more information on these programs, she obliges with: “I just finished a documentary, Rise of the Machines, which explains how everything is hooked up to censors and computers and can be controlled without putting any outside input. There are a lot of apps especially in medicine; there is an app that can start an EKG.” Ultimately she believes this Brave New World will be a good thing for the average American and for the country. “The cost of medicine will be so much lower and will be available to more people.” We moved away from her career and onto a subject that is dear to us at Resident – New York. When asked what New York means to her, Melissa is just as effervescent as when she is answering business questions, “Being a New Yorker means having every single option available to you. Anything you want to do, anything you want to have or anyone that you want to meet is all here; this is the center of the world. I’ve been to Hong Kong, London, Paris and many of the other financial centers of the world, but I will always come back.” She is such a true New Yorker she does something I hardly ever do – take a subway. She was incredulous to my shock at finding out that she takes mass transit, “Of course, I take the subway all the time.” And so it was with Melissa that, she is down-to-earth and very approachable. I am happy to report that I enjoyed the time that I spent with her. Melissa is a fascinating and engaging personality with a long career ahead of her. She is a trusted source of financial news and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The whole Resident staff thanks her for her time and wishes her the best of luck! •

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A Time to Spaaah By Hillary Latos

In my opinion, anytime is a good time to spa. Who doesn’t want to be pampered and feel like royalty. Now with the change of seasons, there isn’t a better time to get hydrated, rejuvenated, and emerge a healthier, hydrated, and better person. Whether it’s a day spa in the city or a weekend spa getaway further afield, here are some of the premiere destination spas to prepare for the holidays.

Guerlain Spa Situated on the 19th floor of the Waldorf Towers, the Guerlain spa is one of Gotham’s finest destination spas that embodies luxury. Decorated in a glamorous and chic shimmering palette of grey and silver and adorned with crystal chandeliers, this French inspired oasis offers treatment suites with a private bathing lounge, signature Guerlain amenities, and personalized music selections. The pampering doesn’t end with the treatment, afterwards “The Final Touch” offers a complimentary shoe shine, garment steaming and make-up refresh over a glass of champagne.

rooftop Honey, produced from the hotel’s own apiaries on the roof.

In time for the holiday season, Guerlain has expanded their treatment menu to include microdermabrasion and microcurrent non-surgical lift procedures in addition to their signature Orchidée Impériale and Abeille Royale facial treatments that garners immediate anti aging skincare results.

The micro current lift and tone treatment rejuvenates aging skin cells by re-energizing multiple skin layers. Light technology relaxes facial tension, while microcurrent LEDs tighten facial contour and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and ultrasonic frequencies oxygenate the skin from within, leaving a radiant skin tone. Together, these treatments reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even pigmentation and diminish light acne scarring.

At the heart of the Abeille Royale Youth facial treatment is the exceptional repairing power of Royale Jelly Concentrate from Guerlain’s signature bees from the French island of Ouessant that has been extracted into the Abeille Royale Youth Face Treatment Oil. The result is hydrated skin with improved elasticity, firmness and tone with diminished fine lines. To highlight the power of bees and honey, guests will also taste Waldorf ’s

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By harnessing the power of gold orchid technology, the Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale “Cure” anti-aging facial treatment addresses the global signs of skin aging and accelerates the natural renewal cycle of skin. Facial muscles are expertly stimulated and toned and optimal results are received by continuing the process over a four-week “Cure” treatment and regimen that produces noticeable results.

Guerlain Spa 100 East 50 St. New York, NY (212) 872-7000

The mystery surrounding the healing powers of spring water have dated back to the legend of Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth, and Saratoga has built a history on its world renowned effervescent springs. Since the 19th century visitors have made the pilgrimage to Saratoga Springs for its health benefits in the naturally carbonated water in 17 natural springs that dot the parks throughout the city each with its unique taste and high amounts of lithium. At the heart of the Saratoga Spa State Park is the Gideon Putnam Resort and Roosevelt Baths & Spa with nature as its back door. The resort was first discovered by Gideon Putnam during the Victorian Era and the health benefits of the natural springs were later recognized in 1929 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since then thousands have found that hydrotherapy and bathing in effervescent mineral water has been proven to revitalize and heal the body because of its high amount of negative ions that increase blood circulation and cell oxygenation while boosting the immune system. Soak in 20 minutes of pre treatment hydrotherapy that mixes cold mineral water with hot water to achieve a 97 degree temperature. Once the body is relaxed take a signature or deep tissue massage to further excrete the toxins and increase circulation or take in one of many treatments. There are also detoxifying wraps, clinical dermo corrective facials and wellness packages that focus on ayurvedic, acupuncture and whole body approaches. With so many treatments to choose from stay

for the weekend in the historic landmarked Gideon Putnam resort that’s testament to the imposing 1930s Georgian Revival style from the Gilded Age. The best way to reach Saratoga is on Amtrak with daily trips leaving from Penn Station. Gideon Putnam Resort & Roosevelt Baths and Spa 24 Gideon Putnam Rd. Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 584-3000

G & Norwich Spas at Foxwoods Just a couple hours Northeast of the city is the G Spa and Norwich spa at Foxwoods and MGM Resort and Casino. Escape to the luxurious G spa with a signature massage or facial that will melt away any stress of the city. Drawing on the ancient healing techniques of the Pequot tribe that occupies the land, their 80 minute G Hot rocks therapy has adapted this Native American ritual that will open tense muscles and improve energy flow leaving you rejuvenated and energized. Other full body treatments use natural recuperative aromatherapy methods like Jojoba and deep tissue massages as well as detoxifying algae wraps and antioxidant sugar scrubs. Focusing on rebalancing stressed New Yorkers, themed spa packages are also available whether you are looking to relax, revive, or recharge. Pre or post treatment spend the afternoon relaxing in their soothing hydrotherapy

pool with options for a sauna, steam room, or Jacuzzi while taking in the sites of the majestic forest below. Connecticut’s beloved Norwich spa is also conveniently located in Foxwoods Resort & Casino which has garnered consistent accolades for its world class skincare and whole body treatments. Choose a signature therapeutic massage that focuses on rebalancing the body such as their sports massage with trigger point release, or deep tissue, foot flexibility, Swedish and Native hot stone therapy, as well as a Swedish hydro therapy massage. The Norwich spa is really known for their proprietary skincare packages such as the anti aging and oxygenating facial treatments that are tailored for your individual skincare needs and combat environmental stressors such as

dehydration and vitamin deficiency. Other unique offerings include the Men’s Caviar facial that uses a pure Russian caviar extract, Escutox, that is considered to be a natural alternative to botox, a back facial to cleanse and exfoliate for a natural glow, a tightening Vitamin C and Seaweed facial, and an eye enhancement treatment to decrease puffiness and wrinkles with marine collagen. Be sure to linger and enjoy the luxurious spa amenities with the indoor pool, fitness center, sauna, steam room, and relaxation room to leave indulgently pampered. • G & Norwich Spas at Foxwoods 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT Norwich Spa - (860) 312-3000 G Spa - (860) 312-4772

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As I drive up, the solid stone house with a gray slate roof sits very incongruously among the lighter colored architecture that surrounds it. I park my car in the visitor lot and walk towards the house, down an elegant Cyprus tree-lined walkway. I have some vague hope to take a tour but at the courtyard entrance I hit a disappointing snag. A small sign reads: “Graystone Mansion is closed for an event”. I inquire if by any chance the grounds are open. No. Today is the day the “Friends of Graystone” – the philanthropic donors of the historic estate – have a private party. I have to come back another day. I turn away only to be called back by an intrepid committeewoman. “You could tour the house if you would like to become a ‘Friend of Graystone’.” One insignificant personal check later, I am invited to the afternoon event. Inside the towering entrance hall, the Beverly Hills ladies have arrived in flowing silk dresses and tunics, some wearing picture hats. Suddenly I am in the middle of a party that Jay Gatsby might have attended. There are refreshments with certain LA exoticism – cucumber water, and ice water infused with watermelon juice – delicious on the extraordinarily hot day, tea sandwiches and pastries. Guides stand in the corridors of the house explaining the history. Most astonishingly, there is a room where a mysterious murder was committed, much of the puzzle still left unsolved. As I enter the Conservatory, I am suddenly in a game of CLUE. And along comes a docent – Colonel Mustard, compete with rotund physique and moustache who offers to show me the bowling alley in the basement, and the speakeasy (hidden bar) that is concealed behind a paneled wall. As the history of the family is told to me in dribs and drabs, it strikes me again how much of Los Angeles is built on fantasy. Here the life of an ordinary American mimics the heraldic pomp of an English lord. The family even shot game from the balcony of the drawing room, which must have been quite a sight. I get the feeling that this house was filled with playacting – every room seems like an elaborate set. Later as I drive around Los Angeles, my sense of otherworldliness increases. Billboards proclaim the latest movie releases in superlative language. Everything seems larger than life and I am seduced by the trendy glamor. Ferraris and other high-octane sports cars pass me with a blur on the highway, downtown skyscrapers gleam, and Bel Air, and Beverly Hills seem extraordinarily lush – behind gated wrought-iron grilles white mansions are set off by velvet lawns and unfamiliar flora. Out on the Pacific coast highway, the chicane of road towards Malibu is breathtakingly beautiful. Just the pure seduction of driving along with little to do, is so different from my rushed days in New York where my time is spent literally in a more pedestrian way.

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A few days before I have to leave, I have an appointment to tour the famous Getty Villa, in the Pacific Palisades. Built by oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, it is a museum dedicated to artifacts of ancient Greece and Rome. I want to research another novel; my main character is an archaeologist. The Getty Villa is like stepping back in time. It is a faithful reproduction of a Roman house – Villa of the Papyri, in Herculaneum outside of Naples. Again this is movie-set kind of construction – all illusion, with touches of gilt. Having toured the ruins of many a real Roman villa, this reproduction is so authentic, one almost expects Marcus Aurelius to come wandering through the tablinum in a toga – or at least a fabulously handsome actor in the role. The real artifacts are breathtaking, sculpture and fragments of ancient life; oil lamps, jewelry, pottery. The collection gives me great inspiration for another novel. Later, eating lunch on the cliff side terrace café of the museum, I am carried away by the beauty of the setting, high above the Pacific. The blue shimmering water might be the Bay of Naples, the scrubby vegetation not unlike that which grows on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Dreaming in the sun, I try to sum up all I have experienced in Los Angles. Although I have only been here less than a week, it feels like I have entered a new life. I will be going back to the East Coast with regret. Los Angeles has seduced my senses. But what exactly is different, apart from the climate? I arrive at a few inchoate conclusions. In Los Angeles, very little is permanent. All is constantly changing, morphing with current fashion. Yet the desire for permanence is palpable when you consider the faux Roman villas and English country estates. But Los Angeles revolves around an image on a screen in a darkened room. Handprints in concrete outside a Chinese Theater do nothing to change that. But even these tangible vestiges of past stars – Sonjia Henie, Myrna Loy, John Barrymore – are trod over by new generation of tourists who favor box office blockbusters, with little knowledge of the Hollywood golden years. It’s the impermanence that gives Los Angeles its appeal. There is always something new, sublime and exciting around the corner. A place of great natural beauty and enchantment, where fantasy is real. It is Shangri-La. •

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Movie Stars on The Danube By Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert

or centuries Budapest and its beautiful Danube River has enchanted composers, royals and romantics. Of late, this charming city has become the darling of filmmakers and movie stars. Not surprising with its gorgeous ambiance, stunning architecture and elegant coffee house culture.

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Budapest is a supremely strollable veritable open-air museum of dazzling art nouveau architecture. Every scenic street boasts striking buildings decorated with sconces, statues, bas relief and lovely balconies, the famed Opera House being just one among many. The belle époque boulevard, Andrassy, with its high-end boutiques and chic cafes, is often compared to the Champs -Elysees. No wonder Hollywood comes calling for a set to evoke Paris, with money left to pay the big stars. Brad Pitt filmed World War Z here with Angelina and the kids in tow. Adrien Brody (of Hungarian descent ) starring as Houdini in the much anticipated series, will be filming in Budapest. During breakfast at my hotel, the luxurious Royal Corinthia, Ian Mc Shane, of ‘Deadwood’ fame, was at the next table. He is shooting the new series about Ian Fleming, the man who created James Bond, here. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, also a guest of the hotel, is currently filming the most famous vampire in history – Dracula. The 5 star historic Royal Corinthia, in the heart of the city on Budapest’s Grand Boulevard, has a glamorous cinematic past of its own. When it opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal, The Lumière brothers screened their moving pictures in the hotel’s opulent ballroom, making it the first cinema outside Paris. Women in gowns and tuxedoed men thronged to the fashionable in-spot for a night at the movies. First they dined at the hotel then off to the ballroom for the film, a light supper with champagne afterwards to discuss the picture. The sumptuous Grand Ballroom, adorned with striking chandeliers and gold curtains, is used today for events and weddings. The legendary hotel, which has been beautifully restored to its original grandeur, with stunning lobby and elegant Le Bar, has long been a favorite of celebrities and movie stars, the great Josephine Baker and Catherine Deneuve, among them. Helen Mirren was a guest when filming ‘The Debt’ in Budapest, as was Andrew Lloyd Weber for the filming of his musical ‘ Evita ’. The General Manager, Tibor, now in his 70’s, regaled me with entertaining anecdotes. “All the stars had a massage at the hotel before they performed, opera singer Jose Carreras, Pink, all of them”, he said. So off I headed to the hotel’s esteemed Royal Spa, and royal treatment I received. After a dip in the expansive pool, a heavenly massage was followed by a moisturizing facial with an eyebrow shaping that made me look ten years younger. Thank you Dora. When Gerard Depardieu is in residence, he collaborates with the kitchen about his meals– the effect of both being French and playing a chef in a movie. The food is superb whether dining on the tastiest Goulash soup and perfect veal at the hotel’s Royal Brasserie or relishing Asian specialties at Rickshaw. Rock star chef

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Biro Lajos will wow you with his inspired cuisine at famed Bock Bistro at the Corinthia. Savor creative dishes like goose liver sushi with eel, duck tongue with porcini mushrooms, and paprika sorbet paired with superb Hungarian wines.

I enjoyed delicious pork loin and pumpkin dumplings at Gerlóczy Café, Jeremy Irons favorite. He filmed the Showtime series ‘The Borgias’ in Budapest and likes this café so much that it is not uncommon for him to pull up, unannounced on his BMW motorcycle for

Late afternoons, the action is at the coffee house cafes, where locals meet and socialize over coffee, tea, aperitifs, light bites and the scrumptious de rigueur Hungarian pastries. Everyone has their favorite haunt. Robert Pattinson of ‘Twilight’ fame, filmed ‘Bel Ami’ at the lavish New York Café/Budapest. Called the most beautiful cafe in the world, it boasts Venetian chandeliers, marvelous frescoes and gilded Baroque adornments. Relishing rich butter cream, luscious chocolate and fruit delights while listening to tunes like ‘ As Time Goes By’ on the piano was divine decadence. Other notables are the Parisi Café, with walls and ceilings as ornate as a royal palace, the elegant Astoria Café whose exterior looks like The Waldorf and the grand historic Central Café. Even before Roman times, and ever since, Budapest has loved its hot springs, lots of them - believed to enhance that movie star glow. Close by The Corinthia, The Szechenyi baths offer a dozen pools fed by geothermal springs and three outdoor pools. The men playing chess in the outdoor pool are as emblematic of Budapest’s unique culture as the elegant coffee houses, and art nouveau architecture embellishing this city on the banks of the Danube &UZFL  UIF )BNQUPOT PG #VEBQFTU  KVTU B  minute drive, offers gastronomic dining, beautiful vineyards and bucolic countryside. At Rokusfalvy’s picturesque wine terrace, I lunched on mouth watering plum soup, lamb and freshest vegetables from their garden paired with their excellent wines. Viggo Mortensen was so enchanted with Etyek when he starred in ‘Good,’ filmed in Budapest, he took a wine tour. Nearby is Korda Studios, where ‘The Borgias’ was shot, which offers tours of movie making. My last night in Budapest, as I cruised the Danube aboard the Legenda panoramic boat, I took in the vista with those glorious art nouveau buildings. It felt like I was in a wondrous fairy tale - or a glamorous Hollywood movie. • Corinthia Hotel: his beloved grilled mackerel. The city is awash with creative chefs who veer toward local, seasonal cuisine with imaginative touches – different than the heavy cream based sauces of their parents.

At Menza you can dine in the Austen Powers set-like interior or al fresco on the lovely tree lined street on delectable fare such as sweet potato and coconut soup and trout with almonds. The fashionable and creative set eat, drink and mingle at trendy Egykettő. For

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Antwerp The City of Dreams By Hillary Latos onsidered to be the melting pot of Europe and a sister city of New York, Antwerp is home to over 170 nationalities hailing from all over the world who have passed through this port city to realize the dream of a better life elsewhere and/or fell in love with this liberal and progressive city and never left. There are many things this dynamic city is famous for- the epicenter of the lucrative diamond industry, and a center of nurturing creativity producing some of the most important 17th century artists to their rising fashion scene. The common thread that reverberates throughout its storied history is making dreams materialize which infectiously touches everyone who visits this vibrant city.

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From 1873 to 1934, more than two million migrants departed through Antwerp’s docks to New York City’s Ellis Island and Canada to avoid persecution search for a better life, and boarded the Red Star Line steamer ships with all of their worldly possessions and dreams in tow. After years of painstaking restoration, The Red Star Line Museum has opened in the same complex as a memorial of walking in the migrant’s footsteps to uncover their personal accounts as they made their courageous journeys across Europe to an unfamiliar land. By keeping meticulous records of the passengers as well as photos, letters, personal momentos, and relics from the ship, touching personal experiences are recreated to give the visitor a picture of what life was like on this 20+ day journey to the New World in steerage from passing scrutinizing medical examinations to life on board the ship to another subjugating exam on Ellis Island before allowance into the US. First and second class passengers lived large with lavish accommodations, formal gourmet meals, and nightly cocktail parties, while steerage was a different world with crowded and often unsanitary conditions. Notable passengers on the ship were Albert Einstein and Irving Berlin. If you enjoyed the history of Ellis Island this is an important and comprehensive attraction that completes the picture of immigration to the US. Chronicling the expressions and emotions

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of the immigrants passing through Antwerp was artist Eugeen van Miegham a passionate realist, who would sketched thousands of foreigners as they waited for days to board the ship. From old bearded men whose faces and posture demonstrated years of hardship and despair to the innocent young families with all of their meager possessions held in a cart and a glimmer of hope in their eyes. The most comprehensive collection of his work can be seen at the Eugeen van Miegham museum on Ernest Van Dijckkaai 9 located in the heart of the historic district. The best way to explore Antwerp and truly appreciated the relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere is by foot where the majority of museums, shopping, attractions, and nightlife are within walking distance of the center. One of the best ways to explore the city’s attractions and museum is with the City Card that allows free access over 48 hours to all of their museums and churches and discounts to various attractions for 28 Euros. The Northern district and waterfront is home to the Red Star Line Museum and the striking MAS, Museum aan de Stroom that tells the story of the city, the port and the world, housed in an architectural gem with ribboned glass windows and red tile that has unparalleled views of the city. This neighborhood has become Antwerp’s latest trendy area dotted with cafes and restaurants with locals enjoying

the good life. Adjacent to the museums is the uber hip Luxe that sits in a historic bi level house and serves contemporary Belgian fare of seafood and meat with views overlooking the lively harbor. Philips Pakhuis is a local favorite housed in a renovated warehouse that is designed like an lofty living room with retro furniture and serves Belgian favorites using seasonal and local ingredients. Take a stroll down the waterfront passing through the historical center and visit the impressive Gothic Cathedral of our Lady built in 1351 that houses some of the world’s most famous Rubens tryptichs. In the historic district, one of the most unique museums is the Plantin Moretus Museum that was formerly the stately home of printer Christoffel Plantin and provides an overview of the history of book printing from the 15th to the 18th century with some of the oldest printing presses in the world. Admire the rich furnishings and regal surroundings throughout the various rooms. Another notable museum is the Rubens art museum is located in his palatial home that is a wonderful preservation of the Baroque period and displays a significant body of his work spanning his illustrious career. As Antwerp was one of the most important cities to flourish during the Belle Epoque era, children and adults will enjoy the city zoo founded in 1843, which is one of the

unique one of a kind finds as well as fine antiques to post modern contemporary pieces. The most famous Antwerp designers Anne Demuelmeester, Dirk Bikkemberg, and Dries Van Noten have their flagships in this district.

Antwerp is a true shoppers paradise. Known as the diamond capital of the world, about 80 percent of the world’s diamonds pass through their exchanges, and it is also the headquarters of the IGA and GIA that rate and value every diamond for its cut, clarity, color, and carat. With careful planning bargains can be had when buying direct with the majority of diamond wholesalers located in the Jewish district and around the central station.

For those with an adventurous streak, try the Belgian chocolates from “Shock-o latier” Dominque Persoone’s The Chocolate Line, located in Napoleon’s former palace on the main shopping street, the Meir. He’s created exotic and other worldly combinations and fillings such as helium, marijuana, curry, bacon, tomato basil olive, and wasabi that seamlessly blend for a unique, lasting and memorable flavor.

For fashion aficionados, visit the MoMu fashion museum that explore the beginnings and rise of Antwerp’s most famous designers including the revolutionary Antwerp 6 that shook up the fashion world and also exhibits work from the future stars of fashion who have passed through the famous Royal Academy of Art located on the trendy shopping street Kammenstraat.

Belgium is also known for their beer culture. Bier Central is testament to that even has a beer encyclopedia for newbies. Serving over 300 types of bottled Belgian beers and 20 beers on tap from the coveted and rare Trappist beers to well known exports to the Brut des Flanders that tastes like a champagne beer, and as purists go, all the entrees are also prepared with beer. As Belgian’s take their beer very seriously, every beer is served in a uniquely shaped and named glass that was created to optimize its flavor.

For antiques, galleries, independent fashion boutiques and vintage clothing shops meander around the charming and trendy Southern district that is also lined with neighborhood outdoor cafes and restaurants. Kloosterstraat is home to many bric a brac shops selling

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can be seen from the City View Rooms, Broadway King and the Parlor Suites. Within the City View Rooms guest can the expansive views of Broadway or the Hudson River. Broadway King boasts panoramic views of the city and is one of the rare views of a hotel. Within every room there are luxury bathroom amenities, flat screen HDTVs, and docks for mp3 players. Creating a home away from home feel, Hotel Belleclaire offers many amenities that will make your travel enjoyable. A 24-hour fitness center, Mac computers for personal use, and for children, there is a state of the art media room full of arcades games. There are meeting rooms that are perfect for small gatherings or other such functions. For people wanting to escape their chaotic New York life, a trip to the Upper West Side’s Hotel Belleclaire for a mini-getaway will make people appreciate the city in a new way. Enter a local, but get treated like tourist and have all your request fulfilled. •

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A Taste of Japan estled in Osaka, Japan’s second largest city, is a hidden gem for visitors to escape the chaos of city life and become one with nature. The tranquil garden is the home Taiko-en, which encompasses five restaurants and twelve banquet halls. It is owned and operated by the leading Japanese hospitality company, Fujita Kanko Inc., which operates 60 other iconic properties. Prior to becoming one of Osaka’s premier dinning locations, Taiko-en has a rich and vibrant history as a place for royals. The land was once the home of Baron Denzaburo Fujita, the largest business tycoon in Japan and was the founder of Fujita Kanko. In 1890, he started to construct a picturesque and palatial castle that is known as Amijima Palace.

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the well-respected 16th century warrior, ruler and general, he was the person responsible for the construction of Osaka Castle and was known as Taiko. Remaining true to its history, visitors can expect to be treated like royalty at any of the restaurants on the estate. Boasting both Japanese and French cuisine the restaurants include Amijima, teppan-yaki, LUEXELE, Yodogawa-tei and a café.

As Japan remerged after World War II, Fujita Kanko decided to open the estate and gardens to the public in 1959 and called it Taiko-en. Deriving the name from Toyotomi Hideyoshi,

Located in the 90-year-old East Wing of the spectacular mansion, Yodogawa-tei boasts some of the most delicious food in Japanese cuisine. Showcasing the delectable edible art pieces while viewing traditional majestic Japanese-style architecture visitors are transported to royal service of years past. Revel in the glory of Japan from yesteryear.


Offering an array of course menus Yodogawatei has a tempura course, nabe course and multiple kaiseki courses. The kaiseki courses spotlight seasonal ingredients; representing the love Japanese have for the change of seasons. Consisting of small dishes beautifully presented on Japanese china, they are changed monthly. Within this restaurant there are 14 private rooms and two authentic teahouses that can be reserved for various functions as well. As guest finishes their entrees they can traverse the elaborate gardens that are located in the center of the Taiko-en. Filled with greenery, all the guests can appreciate every season as they enter the restaurants. Witnessing the true beauty of nature, there is never a bad time to visit Taiko-en. During spring visitors can gaze and appreciate the famous Japanese cherry blossoms that many flock to see or look at the change of colors as the autumn rolls into town. Marvel at the amazing fireflies that light up that sky, which is rare in Japanese cities. Not only is a Taiko-en exciting restaurant venue, but it also offers banquet facilities - which are perfect for a wedding or other special celebration. Its architecture is a gem surrounded by gardens; visitors receive a special treat of an escape from a busy day to another world where they can enjoy peace, beauty and comfort. From the superb Japanese and French dining experiences to just coming and enjoy a cup of tea at the cafe - there is so mich to enjoy. Taiko-en is a special dinning experience, where

visitors are treated like royalty as if they were the warrior that once lived on the property. The Japanese art and culture lover will be pleasantly surprised to see the speechless and historical art at The Fujita Museum next to Taiko-en; one of the wonders of this island nation’s charm and mystique. From the first moment you walk in to the last bite of food or stroll through the property, you will be amazed by the tradition, quality and service that is found at Taiko-en. Go once and you’ll wish that you were a permenant resident of Osaka - Japan’s most delicious city! •

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Beniya Mukayu Hotel s the rising sun travels up the mountains of Yakushiyama it awakens the hidden gardens and visitors of hotel Beniya Mukayu. The quaint 17-room Japanese getaway embraces the cherry, maple and other trees that surround the retreat. With simple decorations the rooms are designed to compliment the unique view they offer. Just a short plane ride from Tokyo to Komatsu, the journey to a Zen oasis becomes a reality as visitors trek up the mountains and discover Beniya Mukayu. Welcoming tourists through their open and fresh design, the hotel promotes a relaxed atmosphere. Mukayu is Japanese for “in the natural state,� and through the amenities that it has it allows visitors to leave refreshed and renewed. There are different styles of rooms within the hotel including eight Japanese style rooms, two Western-style rooms, six Japanese/Western-style rooms and one suite. Attached to all the rooms are open-air baths, but guests are welcome to use the communal baths. The layout of the hotel gives visitors a constant awareness of the breathtaking surrounding landscape. Komorebi-no-yu, are both indoor and open-air baths and saunas for men and women. These natural baths give numerous benefits, helping with such ailments as neuralgia and rheumatism. Adding to the relaxation Beniya Mukayu offers visitors a private library that allows people to check out books and read them at their own leisure. For others a green tea might be sufficient to renew the soul at Eiraku-An Tea Ceremony Room while sharing a friendly conversation with the owner or manager of the hotel.

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Located in the Horin Entei, the hotel’s Spa Entei Sejutsu provides a signature Yakushiyama treatment. It was created from the inspiration of over a two thousand year history of Yakushiyama at Yamashiro Onsen. The refreshing treatment uses hot spring water, which is rich in minerals and medical herbs. As guests sit in the water they feel the water and additives absorb into the body leaving the visitor in deep comfort and relaxation. Adjacent to the spa, is the Horin is an inviting forest. With a view of the sacred red pine tree in the center, the terrace reaches out, into the wild garden. While enjoying the view, guests can enjoy a dinner, breakfast or yoga. The red pine tree is a symbol of the belief that things that are considered useless are instead a regarded as great value. The bent and twisted tree has no use for timber; therefore it is left uncut and provides shade to travelers. Peace can be found in the shade of a tree and echoes the meaning of Mukayu. When visitors leave Beniya Mukayu they realize that they have left their daily routine and chaotic life behind and have embraced a peaceful state of mind that encourages spiritual growth. • Beniya Mukayu Hotel 922-0242 Kaga-shi 55 1 3 Yamashiro Onsen, Japan (81) 761-77-1340

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Committed to serving cuisine with passion, the chefs use the seasonal delicacies of Kaga and Noto. Mukayu’s original style leaves guests wanting to come back. To compliment the meals the hotel offers various drinks, including Japanese sake and wines.

The Legend of Sanibel, Florida The first European landed on our shores about 500 years ago. Columbus whet Spain’s appetite for exploration. He dreamed of reaching Asia by sailing west, but he needed funding. Queen Isabella denied him three times; finally she declared “I will assume the undertaking for my own crown of Castile, and am ready to pawn my jewels to defray the expenses of it, if the funds in the treasury should be found inadequate.” In 1492 Columbus’ ships landed in the Bahamas and he claimed them for Spain. His expedition continued on to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Columbus returned to the Spanish court with natives and gold, exaggerating the significance of all he had found. Historians believe he was accompanied by Juan Ponce de León on his second expedition. When rumors of gold surfaced, Juan was given permission to find it. When he heard tales of a fountain of youth, he looked for that too. Around the time of Easter celebrations, he landed in a beautiful place he named Pascua Florida – Spanish for feast or festival of flowers. He continued exploring Florida’s coast and named Sanibel “SanYbel” after Saint Isabella of Portugal – the patron saint of brides.”

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hen the first snowflakes of the season begin to fall and the Northeast begins to glisten in white merriment, skiers and snowboarders begin to count down the days until the slopes open. In just a few short hours by train or auto, transport yourself to the charming ski resorts in Vermont that has something for everyone - charming villages, daredevil mountains, snow bunny hills, luxury spas, unchartered Nordic trails and fine dining. Stowe is the quintessential Vermont resort town. For generations, visitors have been coming to Stowe for their venerated trails, luxurious spas, cultural activities, and historic village. Home to Vermont’s highest peak, Spruce Peak at Mt. Masfield, the resort has been undergoing a major expansion recently and introduced state of the art alpine facilities and a Performing Arts Center attracting top tier talent from the worlds of theater, music, dance, and comedy year round.

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Sports enthusiasts come for the two famous mountains that encompass 485 acres of 116 skiable trails with the majority of runs in the Intermediate (59%) and expert (25%) levels. Leave plenty of time to explore the historic and charming New England town of Stowe and meander through museums and galleries featuring local artists as well as small boutiques and shops selling one of a kind pieces. One of the best resorts to escape the stress of the city is at TopNotch Resort surrounded by a 120 acre wooded estate. Designed in a contemporary zen style, nature is brought inside with expansive windows overlooking the majestic scenery creating a serene and intimate escape. Consistently ranked as one of the top spas in the country, indulge in one of their spa packages focused on individual wellness pathways such as discovery, revive, rejuvenate, or restore, and you will leave as a new person. Signature treatments include a maple sugar body scrub, aroma mountain

massage, Carita lagoon facial, or custom healing energy sessions. Accommodations range from oversized contemporary country chic double or King rooms and suites with luxurious touches like pillow top mattresses and Keurig coffee makers serving Vermont Green mountain coffee to exquisitely appointed two to three bedroom townhouses with expansive views of the mountains, providing a perfect country retreat for families. For après ski, The Roost is a perfect spot to unwind by the fire pit with friends over a craft beer or a creative cocktail along with light Vermont inspired small delicacies such as stuffed clams, pork belly tacos, shrimp dumplings, or fried avocado. For casual contemporary fare in a magical setting, the Flannel restaurant serves comfort food with a sophisticated flair with stand out dishes such as honey glazed pork belly and tenderloin, New England Halibut with saffron and chorizo, and confit leg of duck with a cherry balsamic reduction. Afterwards retreat to

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rom neighborhood hideaways to splashy new openings, New York City’s culinary scene never sleeps. The holidays are a perfect time to celebrate and enjoy some of NYC’s finest offerings spanning the melting pot of flavors that we have come to love in our great city, from the classics like French, Italian, American to the exotic flavors of India, here are some of our favorites that will guarantee an unforgettable dining experience.

The Water Club East River between 29 & 32 St. (212) 683-3333

Villard After experiencing a $100 Million renovation the Palace Hotel has unveiled its latest landmark restaurant, Villard, with renowned chef Michel Richard at the helm. Known for his formal French haute cuisine, he partnered with Jeffrey Beers to keep the integrity of the landmarked gilded mansion that was once owned by railroad tycoon Henry Villard, and pays homage to its history with a lenticular hologram that morphs Mr. Villard with Mr. Richard bringing the past to the present as the backdrop to the bar. In the dining room the dramatic centerpiece is a clear floor to ceiling wine cellar for patrons to choose their vintage libations and the gallery features larger than life neon lit portraits of iconic Hollywood starlets from the past. To complete the total experience of power dining, Chef Richard displays his gastronomic talents and artistic vision with beautifully presented entrees in a resplendent setting.

The Water Club After a year post Hurricane Sandy, The Water Club, has reopened to its former grandeur. With its romantically lit waterfront location offering unsurpassed views of the New York skyline and East river, this New York institution has served as a destination to celebrate special occasions for its loyal patrons over the last 30 years. The classic yet contemporary American menu befits the celebratory moments in our lives with offerings such as an extensive raw bar along with perfectly executed seafood such as spicy seared tuna, steamed lobster and meat dishes such as double cut stuffed pork chops. For those in the know mention “Gael Sent Me” and enjoy a ‘surf and turf ’ special with a half lobster & sirloin with two sides for only $35. During the warmer months, The Crow’s Nest on the upper deck offers outdoor dining and weekly barbecues for one of the liveliest happy hours in town against a breathtaking backdrop.

Villard 455 Madison Ave. (212) 891-8100

Tamarind Tribeca 99 Hudson St. (212) 775-9000

Tamarind Tribeca After a successful run in the Flatiron district, restaurateur Avtar Walia has opened a Tribeca outpost serving fine Indian cuisine in a modern and striking setting. To give an airy feel to this two floor 11,000 square foot venue, there are over 100 feet of windows bringing the light and vibrancy of Tribeca into the restaurant. The elegant banquettes and diaphanous drapes lend warmth and intimacy to this aerie awash in a rich palette of bronze, copper, gray and olive. Classic Indian dishes from the Punjab region are infused with delicate and complex flavors in a range of vegetarian, seafood and meat options such as Chimbori Jalwa- crabmeat with madras curry, chilies, and scallions, tamarind scallops, bataki kosha- duck with mustard garam masala, and tangerine chutney, vegetarian curry stew, and of course their famous tandoori that features lamb, chicken, and sea bass. For lunch they offer a 4 course Executive menu at only $25 to fully explore their culinary range at a fraction of the price.

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Paname Imagine having a favorite neighborhood bistro in Montmartre, which is what owner Bernard Ros had in mind when creating the Art Deco themed Paname, which is also slang for Paris. For over 30 years Ros ran French bistro Meli Melo on Madion Ave developing a steady following before losing his lease and moving to the Sutton Place area. A Parisian native, he’s in the restaurant business for the long run bringing his seasoned experience to deliver classic and familiar French comfort food with affordable prices to this side of the Atlantic with uncomplicated dishes like Seafood bouillabase, Mediterranean sauteed cod, and crème brule that are as authentic and unadulterated as dining in the Quartier Latin. A one man show, Bernard keeps his standards high and personally shops for all the provisions daily, prepares the recipes, and also works as the pastry chef to ensure that everything is created exactly as it would be in his own home.

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Benares Midtown Named after a city in Northern India, Benares focuses on the lush spices and abundant variety of Indian cuisine. Acclaimed Indian chef Peter Beck partnered with restaurateur Inder Singh to bring some of their favorite regional dishes from the Western State of Utter Pradesh to NYC’s Midtown West that specializes delectable vegetarian dishes but also offers tempting seafood and meat specialties. Signature dishes include the Sevai Tomato Kurma with mussels, scallops, shrimp, and crab claws in a garlic tomato sauce, Iggaru Royaprawns simmered in star anise, tamarind and coconut, and tandoori hen. The exotic cuisine pairs perfectly with their robust libations created by mixologist Jeff Bartels who has created signature classics with a twist such as tequila with roasted pineapple, orange liqueur and chili grenadine. Highlighting the rich Indian heritage and culture in a warm and intimate atmosphere, plush banquettes and dark wood tables are surrounded by walls adorned with opulently embroidered Indian saries from the region.

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Benares Midtown 240 West 56 St. (212) 397-0707

Pippali Like the Indian long pepper it is named for, Pippali, has a distinctive, unique and memorable flavor –spicy, tangy and sweet at the same time- which can also describe the latest venture from Chef Peter Beck and Pradeep Shinde located in the heart of Curry Hill. Their goal was to take a modern approach to a pan Indian cuisine and offer the exotic presentation at affordable prices. Start with the multi textured Papri Chat that features crisps topped with potatoes, chickpeas and tamarind sauce or the Kekkada Thokku with crab meat, mustard seeds, curry leaves, ginger and garlic. Tempting entrees include the vegetarian Jaipura Kofta with pumpkin and chickpea dumplings in a masala sauce, tandoori sea bass in a curry sauce, or Neer Dosa- crepes filled with mango chutney topped with mixed seafood. Now diners can take a culinary adventure throughout India in the comfort of Murray Hill.

Paradise Biriyani Pointe Touted as the “Best Biryani in the USA,” with specialties in Moghlai and Tandoor food, Paradise Biryani has over 40 locations in 16 states. Entrepreneur Raj Gowlikar brought his favorite Indian dish- Biriyani that is comprised of basmati rice, Indian spices, and meat or vegetables to the mainstream with his first Edison, NJ flagship that quickly expanded nationwide, including its lively and casual Manhattan outpost located in the heart of Curry Hill. The spices remain a family secret and the toppings range from spicy and tangy to pan Asian to rich and flavorful, all tailored to suit individual palettes. Specialties include the biriyani that uses 30 Indian spices, chicken paneer cooked in butter, curry, goat cooked in exotic spices, and classics like Vindaloo and spicy tandoori that can be made with fish, goat, chicken, shrimp, paneer or vegetarian. With so many delicious choices available there are plenty of reasons to come back for more.

Grano Trattoria With its charming West Village corner spot, owner and chef Maurizio Crescenzo brings a slice of Sicily to NYC. To remind patrons of the country he loves so much, photos of his village and Portofino adorn the walls in this inviting trattoria with oversized bay windows. Staying true to the traditional cooking methods that have been passed down for generations, nearly every dish goes through the word burning oven that combines the flavors to perfection. Some of the must order entrees are the thin crusted margarita pizza with buffala mozzarella, insalata caprese with roasted tomatoes, polenta crusted salmon, lamb shank with a caramelized red wine reduction, fresh squid ink pasta with seafood and a spicy tomato sauce, and of course a classic tiramisu. For lunch or dinner, this neighborhood spot is one of the West Village’s best kept secret.

Paradise Biriyani Pointe 77 Lexington Ave. (212) 686-2299

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Smith’s Bar & Restaurant For nearly 60 years, the landmark neon sign outside Smith’s Bar & Restaurant in New York City’s storied Theatre District has been synonymous with live music, entertainment and hospitality. Drawn by its lively crowd, indulgent fare, liberal happy hour drink specials and its proximity to iconic Times Square and Broadway theatres, New Yorkers and tourists alike have returned to this time-honored establishment year after year. Whether you’re looking for an after work drink or a pre-theater bite, hoping to catch a game, see a live band or sing a tune over the bar’s karaoke system, there’s always a reason to stop into to Smith’s. A friendly neighborhood bar, Smith’s invites guests inside to enjoy its warm, welcoming atmosphere. The large windows looking out onto bustling 8th avenue offer a show of their own, providing a great opportunity to people watch. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy Smith’s panorama of 14 large screen HD-ready televisions displaying every major sporting event. The friendly staff at Smith’s is happy to accommodate channel requests, so there’s no fear of missing a second of the sporting action. In addition, a dartboard is placed in the rear of the restaurant, which makes for a perfect distraction during a half-time lull.

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Grano Trattoria 21 Greenwich Ave. (212) 645-2121

The Lounge DINING

After dining, the second floor lounge a few steps away brings cutting edge DJ and music plus small plates & table service lounge experience. On B & Co.’s second level, guests can relax and mix with others in an upscale lounge lined with luxuriously upholstered banquette seating, while dining on small plates and enjoying premium cocktails. After midnight on Thursday through Saturday nights, the lounge will exclusively offer table service, both adding to the allure and glamour of an evening at B & Co. plus satisfying the demand for an elegant lounge atmosphere with first-class service in the highly sought-after Plaza Square locale.

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Located above both the elegant first floor Restaurant and the cool second floor lounge is the discrete third floor private club decorated with distinctive artwork and unique wallpaper - a mosaic motorbike pattern by Marco Glaviano. The private club takes the lounge concept to a highly exclusive level providing music by celebrity DJ and muse of Jean-Paul Gautier, Eve plus table service for those few in the know. Membership is by application.

arely do the stars align as they have for B & Co., a new three-floor southern Mediterranean restaurant, lounge and social club in the coveted Plaza Square area of New York City, uniting hospitality impresario Max Burgio’s sophisticated European-style of entertaining, manager Anthony Guinehut’s restaurant industry experience & Italian architect and designer Marcello Pozzi’s elegant modern aesthetic. Inspired by Europe’s dynamic nightlife and Old World elegance, each of B & Co.’s three levels offers a distinct experience, yet all are tied together by the establishment’s contemporary design – which aims to transport its clientele to a unique dining and entertainment experience. Marcello Pozzi’s design makes subtle reference to classic club elegance with the copious use of mirrors alongside wood trim, classic craftsmanship and sensual materials that feels both playful and sophisticated at the same time. A selection of stunning artwork including two large format photographs,  a marble statue of supermodel Cindy Crawford by artist Marco Glaviano in addition to a dramatic 40-foot mosaic along the wall of the restaurant, help to establish the unique DNA of B & Co. and set the tone for this unique experience.

The Restaurant Whether dropping by to experience breakfast and a slice of Northern Italian coffee culture, the new power lunch location or sensual dinner B & Co.’s restaurant offers a chic ‘dawn through dusk’ all-day dining experience. Guests enter through B & Co.’s minimalistic façade located at 14 East 58th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues into B & Co.’s 85-seat first floor restaurant, which features a striking marble bar with an array of premium spirits, an artfully designed combination of banquette, bar and table seating, and geometric design accents throughout. B & Co. offers an expertly crafted menu of fine Southern Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on sourcing only the finest servings of wild-caught fish and grass-fed beef from regional organic ranchers. Each cut of meat

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and fish is selected by the expert chefs to ensure the highest standard of quality. In keeping with European culinary tradition, B & Co. management also prides itself on providing their guests with farm-to-table fresh produce that is sourced from local organic farms. This decided effort to use high-quality ingredients married with B & Co.’s talented culinary team has given the cuisine a distinctive edge in the field of fine dining establishments. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, B & Co.’s menu adds an inventive touch to a variety of traditional dishes. Amongst the exciting range of dishes on the menu are highlights such as the Caponata, an antipasto comprising celery, carrot, eggplant and succulent Zucchini. Classic Insalata including Nicoise, Grilled Chicken, and Red Yellow Beet.   The Pizza

selection includes great sharing portions of Pizza Margherita and Spicy Tuna.   The pasta menu is comprised of several well-executed classics using the best ingredients including Sea Urchin with homemade Kamut & Parsley, Vongole with white wine, clams and parsley, and the Busiata Swordfish with Eggplant and mint. Of the variety of Pesce and Carne plates must-try’s include the Mediterranean Branzino baked in papillote and lemon with a choice of Meuniere or Salmoriglio dressing and, of course, the Veal Milanese with arugula and cherry tomato. It is recommended you consider leaving some room for the old-world dessert trolley with a variety of enjoyable desserts including a fresh take on classic dishes such as the Baba au Rhum. •

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Like Your Beautiful Sister By Christopher A. Pape

s many of you know, I go out to restaurants quite frequently. On these excursions, I meet people from all walks of life. Inevitably, once they find out I write about restaurants, they ask for recommendations. This isn’t so much of a problem for French, Japanese and even Indian cuisines. But when it comes to Italian, it’s a more difficult proposition. Firstly, there are too many choices and as an Italian I can see the positives and negatives of each establishment, in a way that I can’t do with the others.

my guest and I were in heaven. The creations, prepared with care and skill by, Chef Molly Nickerson, were not only a testament of the quality of food, but also a love song to Italy.

Yet, there is an Italian restaurant I had the pleasure of eating at recently, located on the Lower East Side, which I have and will continue to recommend to those aforementioned askers. That restaurant, Sorella, is chic without being pretentious and cool without being annoyingly hip. The staff – from bartender to owner – is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.

Other dishes were just as divine. Lingurian anchovies with salsa verde, lemon butter, and hazelnuts, served on flatbread were briny, tart – with the perfect amount of crunch. The vitello tonnato, a perennial favorite in Italy, was served on a crostini with shaved celery, parsley and fried capers. It was truly an enlightened dish.

But we aren’t here to talk about the staff or the interior; it’s all about the food and from first mouthful of appetizer to last bite of dessert,

Mention must be made of the most unique dish on the menu (and arguably the tastiest the broccoli fritto. Served tempura-style with

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We started with one of my favorite foods – veal sweetbreads. Here it was accompanied with hot cherry peppers, sweet pickle remoulade and parsley. The veal, breaded and pan-fried was tender and juicy. The accouterments were balanced providing heat and sourness that were needed to cut down on the fatty protein.

pickled hot pepper aioli, Granna Padano and basil it is magic to the tongue. I say this with the most sincerity as possible - it was one of the best dishes I have ever tasted. Crispy, warm, spicy and with the on-trend addition of umami, it was a wonder to behold. I went gaga over it. I would be doing Sorella a disservice if I didn’t mention their pastas. From an Agnolotti with celery root puree, braised oxtail and sage butter to a Pici with spicy pork ragu, Salvatore ricotta and pepperoncini – each pasta dish was a little piece of perfection. Desserts too are worth trying. No matter what you have, you will leave with a smile on your face. Trust me, there are few places I can so highly recommend. You will enjoy Sorella - it’s a guarantee. • Sorella 95 Allen St. (212) 274-9595

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5 hours BON



How to Find the Time to Do Everything Jen Groover Discusses 4 Tips that really work!

Empowerment and Business Expert Entrepreneur, Author & Mom Jen Groover, Shares Her Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy, Empowered Children in New York City



Detox the drainers in your live and increase the enhancers. Energy management is the most important skill set you can learn to be more productive with less effort. Begin this by creating the “drama-free zone”. Make everyone around you be aware that this is the “state” you live in and that no drama or needless drains are allowed in your space. Surround yourself with people who inspire you and exude positive energy. Avoid activities, people and foods that drain your energy.



There’s no perfect ratio or schedule that defines whether or not you are both a good mother and a successful career woman. This is an illusionary term that create false hope and expectations that there is some standard of balance between your two major roles. This creates an increased sense of guilt, stress and anxiety.



Speaking openly with family, friends and business associates will help them realize you are not ignoring them; they will see you have specific goals in mind and if you are supported more effectively, you will have an easier time achieving them. This also teaches your children, by modeling, how to set goals and work toward them. When you share your goals openly with loved ones, often they will seek to find ways to achieve them, even if it’s just through encouragement.



Stop comparing yourself to others and create your own family’s “normal.” Women and family dynamics have evolved so much so quickly, there really isn’t a set standard anymore. Be empowered and make the choices that work for the well-being of your family, don’t work about what “everyone else” is doing.

About Jen Groover: Jen Groover is the mother of twin girls, as well as a highly sought after speaker, author, designer, television show host and media contributor, spokeswoman, inventor and advocate. Tagged by SUCCESS magazine as a “One-Woman Brand” and a “Creativity and Innovation Guru,” as well a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur magazine, Jen Groover’s success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world’s first compartmentalized handbag, and has not stopped since. Jen spring-boarded the Butler Bag’s success into an entire lifestyle brand, which led her to create subsequent lifestyle brands, including the recently launched “Empowered by Jen Groover” brand. For more information about Jen Groover, please visit

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‘Tis the season to be furry! Join us for holiday fun with twinkling lights and a larger-than-life Sesame Street-style Christmas tree. Dance along at our exciting holiday shows & see the street come to life during our illuminated Neighborhood Street Party

Christmas Parade. Of course, everyone’s favorite furry friends & Santa will be there.

Select dates Nov. 23–Dec. 31

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Are we there yet? No, Are we there yet? No, Are we there Yet? NOOOOO

The Joys of Traveling

with your Children By Dr. Jo Webber e have a 4 and a 7 year old and travel regularly with them both in and outside of the United States. While traveling in the US, I’ve learned a few things that at first were not so obvious to me. The first is about the importance of a free and varied breakfast! Never before was this important to me in my choice of business hotels, but traveling with my own kids has lead me to appreciate this very much. Hotels such as the Staybridge Suites and Embassy Suites both do a great job with a free cooked breakfast. I also have learned that suites in business hotels are incredibly – no– unbelievably expensive. The Embassy Suites solve this by offering two rooms for the price that you would pay for a regular room in a business hotel. However sometimes you may want the extra amenities provided by some of the 4 and 5 star hotels. We like to stay at Hyatts – it’s a great hotel chain, but there is one very important thing that Hyatt does that other 4 and 5 star hotels do not do. They accept 3 and 4 year olds into their kids camp program and this is HUGE. This means tons of fun for my kids, and relaxation for my partner and me. Most hotels’ kids camp programs run for 5-12 year olds.

Once you have figured out the basic, but very important concerns about where you are going to sleep and a free breakfast, you need to consider the following: What are the kids going to have to do on this trip? A swimming pool is a big big deal when you are under ten. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it does need to be warm. On a recent business trip, my kids had so much fun at the pool when I went to a meeting. They still fondly talk about ‘that wonderful hotel’. The pool made it for them. Playgrounds are big too – kids like the simple pleasures and making sure that you have access to a playground in or near your hotel has been a very big part of road trips that we have taken in the past. With a bit of in-car entertainment for road trips – maybe a loaded iPad or two and headphones – you can travel inexpensively and successfully with small children. Just don’t try to have a romantic dinner with them. Although I have to admit – I just took my kids to that honeymoon retreat of Bora Bora. All the tables were set for two except ours – set for four every night!Ήt

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DR. JOE’S A – B – C GUIDE FOR A THANKFUL HOLIDAY SEASON “The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.” – Pierre Corneille, French poet The holiday season can bring about a myriad of feelings and emotions. Tis’ the season to put aside our differences and disagreements, and in doing so, we allow ourselves to truly be thankful and embrace the spirit of this holiday season. A – Accept. Accept others for who they are and focus on the things you like about them and yourself. Empower yourself to shift our attention away from others and place that awareness onto yourself. Not judging others or yourself is a crucial step toward acceptance. B – Believe. Believe in this special time of year and you open yourself up to the magic of the season. Show loved ones you care by sending them a special note of a fond memory you shared together and spread good cheer all around you. C – Compassion. Keep yourself in a place of compassion and embrace empathy for others. Smile at your neighbors, thank your servers, hold doors open for the person behind you, and find ways to help others throughout your day. D – Donate. The holidays are a perfect time to give to those in need, and your children can learn an invaluable lesson in doing so. Your family can collect clothes, toys, and other items in your home and let your children help choose the charities your family donations. E – Effort. Make an effort to continue to focus on yourself, your family, and your needs, as this can be a very busy time in your life. Continue to foster a healthy lifestyle and spend those extra moments with your children so they don’t feel lost in the hustle and bustle. F – Forgive. When you come to a place of forgiveness, you allow yourself to let go of the negativity and move forward to what can be. Forgiveness allows us to let go of the anger and resentment and can lead to greater well-being and healthier relationships. Consider the value of forgiving and its importance in your life. G – Gratitude. Living a life of gratitude keeps us in a joyful place. Set aside a few moments throughout each day to be in a place of gratitude. Each morning when you awake and each night when you go to bed, say “thank you” as you place each foot on the floor. Remind yourself of all the little things to be grateful for. •

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About Dr. Joe Dr. Joe is a father to almost triplets, children’s book author, and clinical and family psychologist in private practice in Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Jersey. For more information about Dr. Joe, please visit: and follow him on Twitter @drjoetaravella


Thanksgivukkah Lenox, Where Entertaining is @ By Isaiah Negron

Photography by Yuki Saito

or the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving and the Jewish tradition of Hanukkah will share the same date, November 25, 2013. This will not happen again for another 79,000 years. Thanksgiving, first named a United States holiday in 1863, and Hanukkah, dating back to 165 BC Jerusalem, are two unique celebrations representing generations of history, culture and pride. To commemorate this once in a lifetime moment, Lenox, America’s foremost tabletop and giftware brand along with their entertaining expert and celebrity event planner Andrea Correale have joined forces. Together, they have created a festive table that celebrates both events simultaneously. Since 1889, Lenox has brought families and friends together for countless occasions. Here, Andrea and Lenox, “Where Entertaining is @,” bring these two holidays together on one dazzling table.             

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Entrée Potato Pancake Challah Bread Stuffed Turkey Noodle Kugel Cupcake with Creamy Apricot Chutney Slow Roasted Baby Carrots drizzled with Lavender and Honey Infusion Delicious Apples stuffed with Sweet Potato Kugel Dessert Pumpkin Cheesecake topped with Hanukkah Gelt

Potato Pancake Challah Bread Stuffing Ingredients: 1 Pound of Fresh Challah Bread (Cubed) 2 Pounds Shredded Potatoes 6 Ounces Melted Butter 2 Onions (Grated, or small diced) 4 Large Carrots (Small dice) 4 Celery Stalks (Small dice) 2 shredded apples Salt & pepper to taste 3 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Eggs 3 cups chicken stock (or more until very moist, not soupy)

As the only company that still makes bone china in the USA, Lenox continues to grow and evolve, expanding their repertoire in unprecedented ways while still holding true to their core mission of providing classic and beautiful tabletop collections at a variety of prices. Now, the Lenox brand, which includes elegant tabletop accessories such as glass stemware and flatware, has expanded into creating distinctive collections of housewares, chic home décor, fashionable bridal sets and fine jewelry. For this festive feast dubbed “Thanksgivukkah,” Andrea has chosen Lenox’s stylish French Perle collection, classic everyday stoneware that features an elegant antique trim and intricate beaded motifs.  For the menu, she combined historical elements from traditional Thanksgiving and Hanukkah dinners and inventive recipes for a harmonious meal. Lenox selected Correale as their new entertainment expert to bring a fresh approach to their vast selection of home entertaining options.  Andrea has created parties for everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Billy Joel and Russell Simmons and conceived the stylish wedding reception of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon.  She has an infinite list of innovative and exciting tips and ideas to help every host use Lenox to create fun and sophisticated parties in their own homes continuing the tradition of charm and classic beauty Lenox brings to everyday meals and special occasions alike. Andrea’s exclusive tips and recipes for Lenox are available at

Directions: In a large saucepan, heat olive oil. Add carrots, cook for 5 minutes, and then add celery and onions until soft. Then add the shredded potatoes and cook until lightly browned. In a separate large bowl, add the cubed bread, pour the melted butter over the bread, and dash with salt, pepper. Add everything from the pan into the bowl with the bread and mix. In another bowl beat 2 whole eggs and pour into stuffing, add chicken stock, mixing stuffing until it is very moist, but not soupy. Add apples and mix until everything is incorporated evenly. Stuff the turkey and bake the turkey in an oven until there is an internal temperature (OF THE STUFFING) of 165 degrees.

About Andrea Andrea Correale’s quest for a place in hospitality history began at home, as she was inspired by her mother’s example of setting beautiful tables for every occasion. She is president of Elegant Affairs Caterers, a luxury event planning company for parties in Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons. Her expertise in creating chic and unique parties paired with her culinary flair has attracted a roaster of celebrity clients and big brands including Gucci, HBO and American Express.  As for the “Thanksgivukkah” table, Andrea says, “My idea is to combine Thanksgiving with the flair of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. Potato Latke appetizers garnished with Crème Fraîche or a honey drizzle keep the start of the meal light, saving room for the main course.” Using challah bread gives her stuffing a tasty Hanukkah twist. Apples stuffed with kugel and sweet potatoes create delectable side dishes to complement the Thanksgiving turkey. For the desserts, Andrea suggests a layered pumpkin parfait topped with chocolate gelt coins and apple pie with a rugula crumble, Thanksgiving classics with a touch of Hanukkah’s influence. “Anybody can make these,” says Andrea. “You just have to have fun with it!” 

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T R E N D A L E R T: By Linette Semino Associate Broker Warburg Realty

rban kitchens have never looked so clean, crisp and bright. The use of classic cream and ivory color schemes have always been in style, especially when it comes to suburban kitchens. Recently, modernized versions of white kitchen designs have become super trendy and fabulous for Manhattan’s apartments. New Yorkers have updated the aesthetic of contemporary white kitchens by integrating white marble countertops, minimalistic lacquer or glass and aluminum cabinetry, glossy subway tiles or marble backsplashes, ultrapolished professional appliances, sleek water fixtures, and adding slender pendants or a dramatic lighting fixture. These urban white kitchens tend to also feature an oversized island or a wall of cabinets. White is a fantastic color for apartments’ kitchens because it makes them appear larger, brighter, and more glamorous. 737 Park Avenue, Macklowe Properties’ new luxurious condominium, perfectly exhibits dazzling all-white kitchens offering white marble floors, countertops and backsplash, glass and aluminum cabinetry and Miele stainless steel appliances. Renowned architect Robert A.M Stern also incorporated the flawless all-white kitchen designs at his celebrated new condominium at 18 Gramercy Park South. Here are some of the most beautiful white kitchens currently on the market. •

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This luxurious home defines WOW factor. The double entry doors open to the most incredible outdoor room, screened pool and waterfall that you have ever seen. The outdoor living space is so inviting that you will want to stay. Three bedrooms, three baths and double car garage. The location is close to restaurants, shopping and only minutes from the beach.

Offered at $289,900.


Under contract but taking back up offers. Short sale conditional upon lender approval. With incredible water and wildlife views, this never before occupied Penthouse is a blank canvas for your imagination. After arriving in your private foyer by keyed elevator, there is a panoramic view and well proportioned rooms. Because this home is so private, the transition from single family to condo would be remarkably easy. Two under building parking spaces.

Offered at $299,900.


Direct Indian River Custom Built Home on North Merritt Island. Located on over three acres of prime Indian River property, this open floor plan has every luxury feature you can imagine. Features include high end cabinets, granite counters, custom fans and lighting, river views from the living area, kitchen and all bedrooms, beautiful riverfront screened pool and dock. Contact listing agent, Noreen Bewernitz, at 321-446-7960.

Offered at $746,000.


MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION! Property was a good deal before the reduction and is now an excellent income property. A marina in the middle of World Famous Cocoa Beach? This wind-protected marina has 30 slips with over 1,000 linear feet of capacity (up to a 60-foot boat). Included is a 5,500 square foot retail building with six storefronts that face SR520. Perfect for income or development. Contact listing agent, John Bond, at 321-298-1118.

Offered at $1,390,000.


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


Offered at $975,000


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.

Offered at $949,900

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 bed. 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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By Kate Bidinger

ixing texture and weight is essential in pulling a room together. Create a beautiful and natural contrast with a combination of feathers and reclaimed wood. All furniture can be found in local New York City stores.

Feather Light, Sleep | Studio A true stunner, especially in person. Go to Sleep Studio, one of SoHo’s newest stores, to see for yourself. It’s a shopping experience like none other that taps on all your senses, enjoy! $250-$500 SoHo Ipanema Chair, Environment Furniture Loungey comfort that is sculptural from all angles. Splat back creates clean lines and adds even more interest to the vibrant wood. $595-$695 NoHo Table-Bar Y, The Red Threads Live edge spalted maple table is a naturally beautiful focal point, so keep the rest of the items in the room toned down. $3500 Nolita Dream Catcher Blanket Layer in your bedding, fold at the end of a sofa, or hang on the wall. $228

Golden Feathers Silk Pillow Cover $39

Foosball Table, abc carpet & home If you are fortunate enough to fit one of these in your NYC apt, then look no further. This game table is perfectly crafted with just the right amount of “rustic.” $5995 Flatiron District

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Reclaimed wood side table, Canvas Perfect for the living area. Light and airy, yet sturdy and sleek. What’s not to love? $360 Chelsea, SoHo


Coffee table no.009 The Red Threads Solid walnut wood top with bended steel base. Geometric lines and natural wood make this table’s scale and weight perfectly balanced. $1450 Nolita Classic Cupboard, The Future Perfect Meticulously crafted, lacquerless to fully express the texture and beauty. Each is unique, depending on the materials available at the time. Major design statement, abundant storage: two birds, one stone. $6949 NoHo

Furniture selections by Dapper Homme’s founder Kate Bidinger. Dapper Homme is an interior design and concierge service for busy professionals. Accessible tiered packages for customized living solutions.

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BEAUTIFUL PORT WASHINGTON – Totally redone 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home on exquisite professionally landscaped property. LR/fpl, huge new marble eat-in-kitchen with door opening to lovely covered porch. Full basement, attached garage. CAC, new gas heat. Walk to town and

PORT WASHINGTON NEW SALEM – Charming 3 bedroom 1.5 bath colonial on pretty property. Large LR/fpl, FDR w/corner built-ins, modern kitchen. Full basement, attached garage. CAC, new windows,


PORT WASHINGTON MONFORT HILLS – Spacious 4 bedroom 3.5 bath Colonial situated on large property. LR/fpl, DR, huge EIK opening Walk to town and RR. $1,199,000

MANHASSET FLOWER HILL – Exquisite totally renovated Balcony Colonial situated in a private setting. LR/fpl, DR, Family Room, expanded State of the Art kitchen with Viking Range and sliding doors to beautiful

PORT WASHINGTON FLOWER HILL – Renovated Colonial on beautiful one half acre with inground pool. Spacious and airy conservatory foyer, LR/fpl, FDR, Family Room, eat in kitchen opening

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Using this seasons fall hues such as burnt orange, deep red and autumn green you can create a space that is


$250 This plush throw is woven by hand and it’s rich, paprika color makes it a cozy accent in your home.

You can cuddle up with West Elm’s Softest Throw which is a perfect cozy layer on top of your bed or sofa at much less than half the price.

Paprika Mohair Throw

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This high-end oushak rug features traditional subtle tones that compliment this seasons fall hues and are hand knotted in antique medallion designs.

in cost this artisanmade rug is hand tufted and creates the same look at the Turkish Oushak rugs with similar deep, rich hues.

Hand Knotted Pacey Rug 8x10

Franklin Persian Style Rug 8x10



With a gold leaf mirror is nothing short of elegance. Gold is a stunning accent with this seasons fall hues and this mirror is a statement piece year round. Worlds Away Waverly Gold Leaf Mirror

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Perfect for any room in the home, this mirror has an that provides a rustic yet elegant look at a budget friendly cost.

Aubrey Mirror

This pillow features a trendy Medallion Rust Pillow by suzani print with the rich, fall Baxter Design colors of deep red and brown. The velvet fabric on this pillow creates a luxurious feel in your home.



This suzani print is bold yet features the same warm colors of red, rust and brown in a basket weave fabric.



Fahri Clove Red Suzani Pillow Cover


These rich, solid linen placemats pair nicely with other autumn colors in your home. Solid Linen Placemats, Set of 4

These richly dyed cotton placemats are crafted in India. They provide the same hue of autumn green as the Fern Khadi Placemat, Set of 4

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


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Top photo: publisher Ruth Shelling Middle photo: Red Moon Manicure, as featured on arketing and media whiz Ruth Shelling continues to branch out, lending her expertise to an exciting new online endeavor. is a New York-based nail care website highlighting the latest trends in nail fashion and offering the most innovative and cost-conscious tips for those who want to keep their nails flawless. “No one was doing this well,” comments Shelling. “This site is not just about celebrities and hot trends, but also educating and inspiring people to have beautiful and healthy nails.” Partnering with friend and social media strategist Elise Wright, is the new go-to site for nail enthusiasts. “Elise is not only a good writer and editor, but is also passionate about nails,” Ruth laughs. “Everyday she has a different color. I can’t keep up with her.” The two media moguls bring their unique strengths to and aim to create a trusted voice when it comes to nails. “We’re only in Phase 1 with editorial content,” she explains. “We want people to be able to interact with it, read reviews, get practical advice and be able to express their personality with their nails without breaking the bank. The future for the site is very exciting.”

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From an early age in her hometown of Adelaide, Australia, Shelling knew that she wanted to make her mark in the marketing and journalism world, climbing the media ladder as an advertising director where she worked with brands to create integrated advertising campaigns for magazines and TV. In October 2010, she founded Rue Sinclair Media where she consulted with celebrity and luxury clients, incorporating marketing, business plans and pitches to help them expand their brands. “I like to help businesses grow by finding what

In addition to, Ruth also sings soul and jazz music throughout NYC, a passion of hers since before she came to the States. “I’m a person who wears many hats,” she remarks. “It helps me bring the personality behind, friendly, humorous, trustworthy and beautiful. Those are all things people are drawn to.” When she’s not coming up with brilliant marketing strategies, Shelling likes to work out at women’s boot camp Strong Healthy Women in addition to relaxing with good food, wine and live music. With a strong start from the gate, continues to grow and capture the imagination of manicure and pedicure devotees worldwide. “I see as the name on everyone’s lips,” Shelling says. “My mantra is success isn’t what you accomplish, it’s what you inspire others to do.” •

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Michael Stutman New York’s Top Divorce Lawyer By Isaiah Negron s President of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and head of the Family Group at the prestigious Mishcon de Reya law firm, Michael Stutman has set the standard for what it means to be an elite New York lawyer. With more than thirty years of family law experience, he has helped countless clients through some of the most difficult circumstances of their lives, handling both settlements as well as actual court trials. In 1993, Stutman co-authored his first book, “How to Divorce in New York” and this fall is publishing his second, “Divorce in New York.” Since 2008, he has been listed as one of “America’s Best Lawyers” on the Best Lawyers website. “Being included in America’s Best Lawyers is an honor and it requires that you keep your standards high,” said Stutman. He has also been designated a “Super Lawyer” every year since the beginning of that classification 2006.

In his new book, “Divorce in New York,” Stutman explains for the “non-lawyer” the technical terms and procedures of getting a divorce in New York State. He gives the reader the understanding they need to face divorce proceedings. “The gestalt of the book is to de-mystify the process,” explains Michael. “The goal is to enable the reader to participate in an efficient manner and take some ownership of their own proceedings. This makes people feel less powerless.” As a companion book, “Divorce in New York” is less of a legal narrative and more about the methodology of divorce, “explaining the sometimes harsh realities that people may not truly understand about divorce,” Stutman adds. “It conveys a specific message and I believe in it strongly.” As part of a syndicated series on the legal logistics regarding the diverse divorce laws that vary from state to state, it is no wonder the publisher sought him out specifically to write the New York edition. As a lawyer, Michael strives to bring order to a potentially messy process that affects thousands of families every year. “Divorce touches every aspect of family life and requires a practitioner to have a broad knowledge and experiential base,” he says. “It’s not a cookie cutter process and you can’t get complacent when it comes to staying abreast of developments in this dynamic area.” Stutman’s practice has helped numerous clients from either side of the fence obtain what they legally deserve. Knowing the stress that divorce proceedings can cause was one of his motivations in putting this new book together. “If this book gives anybody a reduced level of anxiety, it’s accomplished its goal,” he explains. “Anxiety is nobody’s friend and is even less so in a divorce proceeding.” With a successful repertoire under his belt and a firm desire to not only help but also educate his clients, Michael continues to show he is the definitive New York divorce lawyer. “Divorce in New York” hits bookshelves and on November 1st. • 212.612.3270

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FEATURE ooking dapper in a suit, striped shirt and scarf draped around his neck, Rod Stewart was spotted at the Ritz Carlton on Central Park South in between tour dates. The ageless rocker was accompanied by an entourage that included two men and two ladies. The guys drank beer as Rod and the ladies sipped white wine. As the group walked out of the bar, Rod took time to pose for a photo with a little boy..........

an after-party immediately followed sponsored by TV One that featured Chaka Khan.........

Rumor has it that Bronx born Jennifer Lopez and Mario Lopez, not related,  are gearing up to be the heads of NUVO tv, the first and only English-language television network created for U.S. Latinos. Mario breezed into the Big Apple recently to host the Walter Kaitz 30th Anniversary Dinner, which was sponsored by NUVO. Held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, The Kaitz Dinner is one of the largest gatherings in the cable industry that honors diversity leaders in programming. Mario hosts his own show, «Mario Lopez: Oneon-One» on NUVO. Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson performed for the dinner guests, and

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Deals keep coming and coming for Jay-Z. The rap mogul’s most recent business conquest is a holiday collaboration with Barney›s. He has partnered with the luxury retail store for their annual holiday collection of limitededition apparel and accessories. Called BNY SCC Gallery, which stands for Barneys New York Shawn Corey Carter, the collection will include themed window decorations, ads and a huge soiree. Everything will feature specialedition merchandise from couture designers like Lanvin, Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler. Featured in Barneys stores in Manhattan, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago, the campaign launches on November 20........... Although tongues are wagging that her reception by the audience on The View has been rather chilly, Jenny McCarthy hit New York City with a bang for her new job. One of her first stops was the McDonalds Mighty Wings Launch party in midtown Manhattan to celebrate the lauch of McDonalds› new Mighty Wings. McCarthy was joined by athletes, celebrities and party goers who included Eve, Erik Estrada, Melissa and Joe Gorga and the Knicks› Metta World Peace as they sampled the new Mighty Wings, adding some spice to the NFL season.......

Celebrities, media personalities such as Today Show contributor Jill Martin, sports legends, corporate leaders and more joined former NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, his son Marc and Event Chair Mark Dalton as they hosted a sold out crowd in celebration of the 25th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner. Held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the dinner paid tribiute to philanthropic heroes and sports icons that inspire and motivate those affected by spinal injuries. Billionaire philanthropist Stewart Rahr donated $2.2 million to fund chronically injured patients in The Miami Projects next clinical trial. Hosted by NBC Sports anchor, Bob Costas, this year›s Great Sports Legends were Terry Bradshaw, James Worthy, Dave Winfield, Nick Faldo, Shawn Johnson, Gary Stevens, Antron Brown and Teresa Edwards....... •

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