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38 contents WINTER 2017 14 editor’s letter 20 contributors 22 exclusive events + promotions
special report 28
holiday gift guide
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Reality check: That perfect gift can, in fact, make or break your holidays. We researched, touched and tested all categories to help with over 75 best bets for gift-giving. From our toy hot list and all things for her to everything he wants and beauty obsessions, here’s your foolproof power list of gifts. Stopping NYC traffic in every fashionista’s must-have little black dress go-to for the season and glittering gowns packed with glamour, meet Audrey, Abigail, Jen, Tiffany, Melody — and their children — as they rock the holiday trends from day to night, sun or ski and forever cocktail couture.
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ski paradise With a combination of new awards, hotel and mountain updates, Park City and Deer Valley are hotter than ever.
It goes without saying that the new crop of Manhattan hot spots includes chophouses and power scenes, but the latest destination eateries also capitalize on the high-low trend. There’s truly something for everyone – or at least for those that plan ahead and make reservations.
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health + body 80 fitness
How to face the gauntlet of holiday temptations followed by contrition and inevitable resolution to either get in shape or back in shape in January.
A diet laden with trans fat increases your risk of heart disease, the leading killer of men and women. Learn the facts and how to avoid it.
86 pediatric report
The number of children skipping school because they fear being attacked or intimidated by other students is staggering. What to say and do if you suspect bullying to help your child feel and be safe.
Be empowered by the answers to today’s most commonly asked questions by pregnant women today.
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If you’re looking for that one killer gift, the one that’ll really knock their novelty Christmasthemed socks off, tech is where it’s at. Our favorite tech gifts for the holidays are here.
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With sweeping views at every turn, this Manhattan penthouse boldly embraces tradition yet defies it, and invites you to truly live in every nook.
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Reviews of top ranking new releases; In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende, The Ice House by Laura Lee Smith and Artemis by Andy Weir.
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editor’s letter A text doesn’t get much better than this just in: “Great news. Pet
scan came back much improved. Cancer is starting to go!!! Back on oral medicine.” As most know who have been following my letters, my mom has been battling breast cancer for over 20 years. She will continue the fight but this is not only good news, it’s great news and we couldn’t be more thankful. As cliché as it is to say, this is the true icing on the cake considering we just wrapped our first-ever Woodbury MagaTASTE for the Cause (98) in honor of my mom and all those fighting the fight to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Marking our 15th annual breast cancer fundraiser, together we raised over 100k which contributed to over $2 million and counting charity dollars raised by Woodbury magazine to date. While food is (always) on the brain and our readers love their New York City nights especially come winter, our annual “Gotham A List” (92) doesn’t disappoint. Get your datebook ready to map out your hot spot reservations for the season. And if wondering what to wear, wonder no more as our holiday fashion report (52) features all things day, night, glam and that little black dress update that’s well overdue. What you can’t be late for is gift-giving and as silly as it seems, shopping has its pressures. With our tip sheet to the hottest toys and all things beauty to holiday cool, man-luxe, pure elegance and gadgets galore, you won’t face a shortage of ideas thanks to our “Holiday Gift Guide” (28). Plus: The best in tech gifts (46) and fresh fitness gear (82). For those searching for that perfect getaway that might even help deflect holiday weight-gain (doubt it but it’s an angle), a brilliant answer is an active — or not so active; après ski never looked so good — ski vacation you’ll yearn for after reading “Ski Paradise” (64). And to really take the reins of staying fit this season, you’ll find New Year’s resolution inspiration from trainers in the know (80) to help guide you to get the job done. One thing that’s made clear, to stay healthy, you must stay away from trans fat. If you’ve been overlooking this fact, it’s time to know why (84). On the heavier side of why, I continue to be gutted by bullying. This simply cannot be tolerated and there’s no better time than the holidays for a kindness kick in the a*%! If we want to help our children, we need to be educated. Learn what to say and do to help your child feel and be safe with “12 Ways to Find Out if Your Child is Bullied” (86). Concerns involving our children are sensitive and fierce. It’s an immediate, natural instinct as a parent and it starts with pregnancy. Putting many new mothers at ease or in the know, our women’s health report (90) sheds light on the most commonly asked questions from pregnant women today. I hit my own scary moments while pregnant back in 2000 which thankfully all worked themselves out — the only thing we couldn’t work out was living in that small NYC apartment. If you are interiors-obsessed like yours truly and looking for some serious pied-à-terre inspiration or just one hell of a penthouse to lust after, turn immediately to our house and home report (72). Simply put, wow. We hope your holiday season is packed with WOW, love, laughter, strength and health. Whether you’re curled up with a great book (78), giving back, enjoying friends and family or working (hopefully not too) hard, we wish you a season filled with memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy! I couldn’t be more grateful for all the love and support of my family... especially now that my son and daughter are old enough to actually work our charity events. lol. Happy everthing from our family to yours.
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Trans fat is considered by many doctors to be the worst type of fat you can eat. Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat both raises your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and lowers your HDL (“good”) cholesterol. In “Trans Fats, Why Not?” on page 84, the Mayo Clinic investigates the cholesterol effects of trans fats, and shares what foods are safe and high risk. According to the report, trans fat increases the risk for heart attacks, stroke and type 2 diabetes. The Mayo Clinic mission is to inspire, hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research. For more information visit mayoclinic.org
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Anthony Scotto Restaurants: Now through December 31st, buy $300 in gift cards and get a bonus $50 card. Plus: Sundays for $59 per person (plus tax and grats) enjoy Surf & Turf dinner for two including filet mignon, 2 lb. Maine lobster appetizers and sides. Private affair bookings available in all locations. Rare650; Syosset, 516.496.8000, rare650.com. Insignia; Smithtown, 631.656.8100, insigniasteakhouse.com. Blackstone Steakhouse; Melville, 631.271.7780, blackstonesteakhouse.com.
Chris and Tony’s: Take a break over the holidays with Chris & Tony’s special family holiday menu take-out packages as well as private affair bookings from baby and bridal showers to birthday celebrations. We also love their Girls Night Out packages available Monday – Thursday. Syosset; 516.496.1011, chrisandtonys.com. Garden City Hotel: Upcoming quality events include: Thanksgiving Dinner in Polo Steakhouse, Winter White Party to benefit Beautiful Me in Polo Lounge (12/7), Christmas Eve Feast of Seven Fishes Buffet, Christmas Buffet in The Grand Ballroom, New Year’s Eve in the Kingsley Room and New Year’s Day Brunch in Polo Steakhouse. Garden City; 516.747.3000, gardencityhotel.com. Harbor Club at Prime: Ring in the new year in style! The Harbor Club at Prime sets the scene with a stylish, elegant Gatsby-themed black tie New Year’s Eve gala affair (8pm1am). $150 all-inclusive menu includes cocktail hour, threecourse dinner, premium open bar, DJ and dancing. Tickets must be purchased in advance beginning December 1st at harborclubatprime.com. Huntington; 631.271.5600. Limani: Booking holiday parties and private events? There’s no better spot for superior Greek dining at Limani’s Roslyn or NYC location. Roslyn; 516.869.8989. New York City; 212.858.9200, limani.com. One North: The wait is over! Yes, this is the new venture from Anthony Scotto everyone is buzzing about! One North is the dining destination and event venue from the team behind Rare650, Blackstone, Insignia and more. Serving up fresh, new Mediterranean soul in an ultra-stellar setting, call now for reservations and private party bookings from weddings and mitzvahs to birthday celebrations and reunions. Jericho; 516.605.1400, onenorthrestaurant.com. The Space at Westbury Theater: Long Island’s newest state-of-the-art concert hall and special events center is the perfect place to see your favorite performers as well
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fashion forward Yes! Exclusive discounts of up to 30% off, special gifts, private events and opportunities are exclusively offered to Woodbury magazine readers through this section... Just for you!
Americana Manhasset: The Americana Manhasset Champions for Charity® takes place Thursday, November 30th through Sunday, December 3rd at the Americana and Wheatley Plaza for their annual holiday shopping benefit. Shop at participating stores and restaurants and 25% of designated full-price pre-tax purchases will be donated to the participating organization(s) of your choice when presenting your champion number. Visit championsforcharity.org to register and for complete details. Plus: The Americana is excited to welcome the Philipp Plein, J.Mendel, and Roberto Cavalli boutiques, as well as Kith and Kith Treats at Hirshleifers! Manhasset; 516.627.6700, americanamanhasset.com. Clubhouse Kids… and Womens Too!: We love this! Selling the best brands for kids and women, you can take advantage of their gift concierge to get all your holiday shopping done! Pass off your list and budget; they not only make selections for approval but include free gift wrapping and local delivery. And with a mere mention of Woodbury magazine, receive 10% off your purchase (exclusions apply). Don’t miss their famous year-round $10 and $15 sales racks. Enroll to shop and earn money back through their rewards program. East Norwich; 516.802.0847, clubhousekidsny.com. Entrée Boutique: Here’s a tip to score amazing luxe pieces and everyday wear that bring any “Entréend” woman’s wardrobe to life. In-store discounts and specials are announced on Instagram @entreeboutique. They carry jewelry and accessories from local creators to top brands including Zadig & Voltaire, Mackage, Bailey 44, Sanctuary and more. Port Washington; 516.767.0316, entreeboutique.com. Flemington Furs: As the winter sets in, fresh merchandise exclusive to Flemington arrives daily. You’ll find classic to contemporary furs and accessories in mink, fox, shearling, sable, chinchilla, leather, cashmere and more. Plus: Don’t miss their stylish selection of parkas, puffers, fur-trimmed outerwear as well as a curated
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advertiser announcements for kids and tweens ages 4 through 16. The Westside is a California-inspired store with a laid-back luxury feel for both women and men. Plus: The Champions for Charity event takes place November 30th through December 3rd where 25% of designated full-price pre-tax purchases at participating stores and restaurants will be donated to the participating organization(s) of your choice when you present your champion number. Visit championsforcharity. org to register and for complete details. Greenvale; 1.888.627.2250, wheatleyplaza.com.
collection of fur hats, headbands and accessories. Huntington Station; 631-385-1065, flemingtonfurs.com. Fortunoff Fine Jewelry: There’s no better way to shop for jewelry. With new items arriving daily, Fortunoff makes gift-giving easy helping you choose the right piece with a money back guarantee. Make a private appointment or selections online for pick up in store. Holiday designer trunk shows take place November 30th and December 1st. Westbury; 516.222.7879, fortunoffjewelry.com. Jerrie Shop: Don’t miss the Friends & Family event taking place through Small Business Saturday, November 25th with storewide savings of 20% off. Just in time for your holiday travels! Woodbury; 516.364.4062, thejerrieshop.com. Jildor: In addition to new collections from Stuart Weitzman, Rag & Bone, Vince, ASH, Loeffler Randall and their new exclusive line direct from Europe, 275 Central, keep warm this holiday season with cozy winter trends from Ugg, J/Slides and Mou. What’s more, Jildor is now carrying Crime London, Black Dioniso and Kennel & Schmenger. Cedarhurst; 516.569.4880, Great Neck; 516.487.6464, Woodbury; 516.367.3838, Wheatley Plaza; 516.277.2882, Southampton; 631.283.2450, jildorshoes.com. Lester’s: Gifts galore for trend-seekers in fashion and accessories to tech and sports lovers are available, giftwrapped and ready for giving. Plus: Take gift-giving to the next level year-round with the new group gift card registry at lesters.com. Individual gift cards also available. Greenvale; 516.626.1161, lesters.com/gift-card. Optyx: See. Sip. Shop. #BeSpectacular. On December 9th from 11am to 4pm at Optyx Wheatley Plaza, don’t miss the exclusive Lafont Paris Eyewear trunk show featuring the newest collection of unexpected color combinations and accent materials. Greenvale; 516.686.6512. East Hampton; 631.324.5441, optyx.com. Roosevelt Field Simon Mall: Santa has arrived! Capture a great photo memory now through Christmas Eve. And pet lovers can bring their four-legged friends for a photo opp during Pet Night with Santa taking place on November 12th & 19th and December 3rd and 10th from 7pm-9pm. Plus: The benefits are endless if you register at simoninsider.com. From automatic cash back rewards to access to reserved parking spaces, register: it’s a no brainer. Garden City; 516.742.8000, rooseveltfield.com. Tsontos Furs: Specializing in custom and ready-made furs, leathers and outwear as well as the latest trends in fur accessories since 1947, their extensive selection covers all things trendy and casual to traditional and classic. Their attentive staff guides customers without pressure for a wonderful shopping experience. This fullservice fur salon offers on-premise cold storage, as well as alterations, repairs and remodeling of your older garments into something new and fresh. Mineola; 516.746.5500, tsontosfurs.com. Wheatley Plaza: The center is excited to welcome newcomers The Westside and Everafter boutiques. Everafter is an exciting and dynamic shopping experience
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Woodbury News Here’s your chance to model for Woodbury magazine! As we receive ongoing “Model Call” mail, we also receive many phone calls so here’s how it works: If you would like to be considered to model for an upcoming fashion shoot, please mail your photo with and without your children (for our eyes only; photos will not be returned) including ages, the town you reside and all contact information to: Attention: model call Woodbury Magazine PO Box 387 Woodbury, NY 11797
Woodbury Village: Mieka will be hosting Fouy Chov haute couture ensembles and gowns trunk show January 18th through 21st. Woodbury; 516.367.8755: miekaboutique.com.
health & beauty
Aire Blow Dry Bar: Perfect for the holiday season! Unlimited blowouts at $25. For real. Check out their website for membership details and more. Aire’s locations offer blowouts, color and highlighting, deep conditioning treatments, make-up applications and hair extensions for one-stop coiffing. The Shops at Walt Whitman; 631.223.7101. Woodbury; 516.864.2777, aireblowdrybar.com. Dr. Brian D. Cohen Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa: The benefits of freezing. Lol. This winter, freeze your fat with Coolsculpting; no anesthesia, no needles and no downtime. What’s more, exclusive for Woodbury readers, Dr. Cohen’s office will be offering complimentary consultations along with $150 off each area of Coolsculpting procedure booked. Call to schedule your appointment. Great Neck; 516.773.4200, cohenplasticsurgery.com. Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery: Mention Woodbury magazine and receive $100 towards an age defying Photofacial treatment when booked before December 30th. There’s no better time than the holidays to get your body and skin ready to feel great at gatherings and parties. Whether you choose a surgical procedure with Dr. Greenberg or Dr. Nikfarjam, or a non-surgical treatment in the luxurious Med Spa, it will be the best decision you make for yourself this season. Call for a complimentary consultation. Woodbury; 516.364.4200, greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com. Natural Nail Lounge: Now through December 24th, for every gift card purchase of $50 or more you will receive an additional 20% of total purchase in gift cards (no cash value). Using all natural and organic products with an emphasis on cleanliness, hospital-grade products, and the best practices to eliminate the risk of contamination, their services include waxing, facials, massage, eyelash extensions and acupuncture. Syosset; 516.677.0055, naturalnaillounge.com. Olgalucia Permanent Cosmetics: Take advantage of this special offer through December; mention Woodbury magazine and receive $50 off one permanent eyebrow cosmetic service (first time customers only). Olgalucia offers the most advanced aesthetic treatments, also perfect for gift-giving, for eyebrows, eyes, lips, nipple areola, scar camouflage and repigmentation. Full consultation for every client explains the process from start to finish. Manhasset; 516.627.0722, permanentcosmeticsbyolga.com.
Schlessinger Eye and Face: Introducing BODY by SEF. The cosmetic practice you’ve known and trusted for more than 20 years is now proud to expand their offerings to include the very best in surgical and non-surgical body contouring, skin tightening techniques and nutritional counseling services. Mention Woodbury magazine and receive a complimentary SculpSure or liposuction consultation plus $250 towards your treatment booked before 12/31/17. Woodbury; 516.496.2122, schlessingereyeandface.com.
house & home
Cancos Tile and Stone: Take advantage of their End of Year Inventory Clearance Event taking place from December 24th through January 1st. Cancos carries the latest European designs and an extensive line of tile and stone for all projects from full bathroom renovations to kitchen fabrication. Design consultants are always available to assist with your project. Call to schedule appointments at any location. Multiple Long Island showrooms; 1.800.3.CANCOS, cancostileandstone.com. Country Carpet: Don’t miss their special Black Friday sales event on Friday, November 24th and Saturday November 25th. Find savings on rugs and window treatments with 25% off all area rugs including custom rugs. Save up to 75% off all closeout rugs and remnants. Plus: Big discounts on all Hunter Douglas window treatments and more! Visit their website throughout November and
December for more great offers. Syosset; 516.822.5855, countrycarpet.com
Woodbury News Stay tuned! The Woodbury Ball for Autism is coming April 2018! Our 15th annual “Mini Me” contest submissions accepted as of March 1st. Details to follow on social media.
Heritage Farm and Garden: Get your home ready for the holidays at Heritage. New, improved and fabulous! This 42-acre North Shore garden center previously known as Martin Viette, has expanded all areas offering the largest selection of everything you can imagine from annuals, shrubs and trees to tropical plants, orchids, succulents and more. Also inside is a hidden interiors for the home treasure with outstanding gift and decorating accents from one-ofa-kind centerpieces and trays to room atomizers, throw pillows and the list goes on. Everything for every season. Check the website for upcoming events. Muttontown; 516.922.1026, heritagefarmandgarden.com.
H on the Harbor: Planning a holiday or special celebration from mitzvahs to birthday celebrations? Create the space that meets your vision. Choose from a selection of in-house furnishings, sound systems and lighting. Their culinary creativity and inspired presentation are sure to please all. This exceptional venue can accommodate from 50 to 200 people. Versatility at its finest! Port Washington; 516.883.0091, hontheharbor.com. Sara Tara Events: This upscale, full service event planning company executes spectacular events with unparalleled
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taste, style and personal service. Specializing in children’s birthday parties, mitzvahs, religious celebrations, milestones, corporate, cocktail and more, they have been making their mark since 2012 as leaders in fresh event production and design. The bonus: Proper Notice is on site celebrating 25 years as the best source for invitation, stationery, full service calligraphy, stamp design and mailing service. Mention Woodbury magazine for 10% off your invitation purchase. Call for an appointment. Syosset; 516.921.0934, sarataraevents.com. The Mansion at Oyster Bay: New owners. New look. Very special affair. Lessing’s is excited to add the former Gold Coast estate, The Mansion at Oyster Bay, to its list of properties for private affair bookings. Plus: Lessing’s holiday gift card promotion is in full swing for their multiple restaurants. For every $100 purchased in gift cards, receive a $20 gift card in return. Call to schedule a tour. Woodbury; 516.921.5707, themansionatoysterbay.com.
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$99 (normally $250-$350) with no further purchase obligation. Call for an appointment. 631.398.4487, bodyandsoulphotostudio.com. Petite Pets: Give the most special gift of all this holiday season. This leading specialty puppy boutique carries the absolute best breeds. They specialize in the finest Yorkie, Maltese, Shih-tzu and poodle mixes ranging from tiny teacups, toy and small breeds. What’s more, Woodbury magazine readers receive $200 off any full priced puppy. Huntington Station; 631.424.6262, petitepetspuppyboutique.com. Sherwood-Triart Photography: Here’s your chance to take that family portrait you’ve always wanted, or the opportunity to give the perfect gift! Mention Woodbury magazine and receive 20% off framing and portrait photography. Call to book your session. Woodbury; 516.921.2700, sherwoodtriart.com. Winston Prepatory School: With a student body comprised of students with language processing disorders including dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, Asperger’s, executive functioning difficulties and ADHD, Winston Prep is a highly individualized and responsive setting for 4th through 12th grade students with specific learning differences. Visit their website to learn more and sign up for open house dates. winstonprep.edu
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u l t i m a t e w i s h LIST IS HERE! 0-2 years: Crayola Building Blocks provide over 75 blocks with an adorable crayon tube for easy storage; $19.98.
6-8 years: Kids can pilot Aura, a drone armed with military technology, all with hand gestures instead of a joystick; $99.99.
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9+ years: WowWee Chippie Robot is a playful, interactive, remote control robotic dog that shows off his tricks; $39.99.
9+ years: Exit: The Game is fun for up to six players looking to crack codes, solve puzzles, and earn their freedom bit by bit; $14.99.
6-8 years: Sweetlings Sprinkle Shop allows kids to create the cupcake creature of their dreams complete with accessories and glitter; $29.99.
6-8 years: Prediction: Fingerlings Baby Monkeys & Unicorns will be the hardest toy to get your hands on this year; $14.99.
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9+ years: The Merge Cube is a holographic toy that allows users to interact with 3D objects using augmented and virtual reality technology; $14.97.
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6-8 years: Not Parent Approved is your sleepover party savior. It is an inappropriately appropriate card game for 4-10 mischief makers; $24.99.
6-8 years: Soft’n Slo Squishies is a toy kids won’t put down. These soft and squeezable collectibles produce a fun transformation as they rise. The Gross Desserts collection features Creepy Café items; $5.99-$14.99.
6-8 years: Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Hatchery Nursery is an enchanted forest playset to hatch CollEGGtibles; $29.99.
TOYS 3-5 years: PJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset wows kids with two mega launchers and a raceway packed with loops and curves; $39.99.
3-5 years: Soggy Doggy is a showering, shaking, doggy bathing game; $19.99.
6-8 years: The Adventure Force Light Command Motorized Light-Up Blaster not only lights up, but fires its entire 20-dart belt in under 20 seconds, projecting darts up to 80 feet; $24.97, it’s a steal!
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3-5 years: Pokémon Petite Pals Escape in the Forest Playset is an entirely new way to play with Pokémon toys; $19.99.
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This Traditional home is situated on property that was once part of the
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you into a well appointed home with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Amenities include 6-bedroom, 6.5-bath home offers all the features that buyers search cherrywood kitchen with high-end appliances, gas fireplace and separate private
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3-5 years: L.O.L. Surprise! allows kids to unwrap the fun! Each layer provides a surprise, from stickers, bottle and outfit to an accessory and doll; $9.99.
3-5 years: Barbie STEM Kits is the smartest thing Mattel has done! New this year is Barbie Fundamental Chemistry Set; $29.95.
6-8 years: Just when you thought Shopkins were â€œso last year,â€? Moose Toys introduces not one but two new must-haves: Shopkins Shoppies Super Mall ($79.99) and Shopkins Cutie Cars; $4.99-12.99.
TOYS 6-8 years: From hold in your hand to huggable size, Pikmi Pops pack plush friends full of scent and surprises; $9.99-19.99.
0-2 years: Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart by Leapfrog encourages kids to build their ice cream treats to help build memory and sequencing skills; $39.99.
3-5 years: Teddy Ruxpin is still the loveable animatronics bear that reads to kids, but now features Wi-Fi, LCD eyes and three pre-loaded stories; $99.99.
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3-5 years: Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-In-One Nursery allows kids to nurture their dolls back to health with a patient laptop, stethoscope, scale and other nursery tools; $79.99.
gift guide FIRST AID BEAUTY TALES OF FAB SKIN KIT, $52 For someone you love who appreciates great skin, this kit rocks.
EDIE PARKER X LAUREN B. BEAUTY COLLECTION, $100 Two cult brands join forces for a luxe-limited edition collection of five polishes and remover pads.
DERMALOGICA AGE SMART DAILY DEFENDERS, $69 Valued over $90, anyone in the age-defying market will love this kit of year-round staples. BIOSSANCE SQUALANE SUPERSTARS GIFT SET, $54 Travel-friendly set of hydrating, squalene-enriched oils and eye treatments, great for any age-defying female.
FARMAESTHETICS CINNAMON GIRL, $39 A rustically chic set stocked with handmade items including soap, body oil and scrub.
BEAUTYBLENDER MIDAS TOUCH, $25 The perfect starter kit for gifting flawless makeup application, complete with applicator and cleanser in a limited-edition holiday ornament.
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PHILOSOPHY MAY YOUR JOURNEY BE BRIGHT, $28 This bundle of bestsellers comes with a message: “take a deep breath, clear your mind and revel in holiday that’s pure and bright.”
REN ROSE TO THE WORLD, $48 This ultra-gentle body cleanser and cream duo is skin-delicious and makes a stunning gift.
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DIPTYQUE CONSTELLATIONS CAROUSEL, $50 Your favorite candle accessory returns with a luxe twist. This rotating carousel is both fun and fabulous.
PHLUR ANNICA CANDLE, $65 Made from hand-poured wax, these scents are crisp and clean and housed in a reusable vessel.
UMA WELLNESS INCENSE, $15 Soothe the soul with totally non-toxic incense ideal for gift-giving.
IGK FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS TEXTURE AND SHINE KIT, $34 Bestselling texture and shine for all hair types, for those who appreciate quality and packaging.
AHAVA CLASSIC BODY TRIO, $38 Lather yourself from head-to-toe in the Dead Sea’s powerful minerals.
STILA WRITTEN IN THE STARS, $25 Always fun for holiday, sparkle shadows for all occasions.
BLACKWOOD HYDROBLAST HAIR CARE GIFT SET, $80 All the essentials a man needs: moisturizing shampoo, conditioner and hair gel.
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ESSIE HOLIDAY MINIS KIT, $12.99 The perfect combination of classic holiday red, amethyst, shimmery brown and mint for something softer.
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ALDO Bilavia bag, $50; aldoshoes.com ADINA REYTER 14k gold and pavĂŠ diamonds double bar lariat, $495;
GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Harmony Star silver metallic threestrap sandal, $1150; giuseppezanotti.com
MONCLER Moon Ray Kerria vest, $1750; Moncler Madison Ave.
HAVAIANAS metallic sandals, $50; havaianas.com
TUMI Voyageur Daniella small leather backpack, $395; tumi.com BOTTEGA VENETA cubic zirconia ring, $750; Bottega Veneta Americana Manhasset
TORY BURCH runner tote, $148; torysport.com
REVO Observer sunglasses, $199; revo.com
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BURTON Custom X men’s snowboard, $749.95; burton.com
BURBERRY trench leather card case, $215; Burberry Americana Manhasset
MAN-LUXE BRUNELLO CUCINELLI leather, suede and cashmere gloves, $795; Brunello Cucinelli Americana Manhasset
SILHOUETTE Explorer sunglasses, $330; silhouette.com JAN LESLIE sterling silver and handpainted enamel with moving parts cufflinks, $450, and brass collar stays, $30; janleslie.com
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MONCLER Kinly bag, $1020; Moncler Madison Ave.
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TORY BURCH fur heart key fob, $98; Tory Burch Americana Manhasset WHITE + WARREN cashmere fur pompom beanie, $155; whiteandwarren.com
BRUNELLO CUCINELLI quilted velvet trolley, $5595; Brunello Cucinelli Americana Manhasset
LONGCHAMP Pénélope gloves, $315; longchamp.com FURLA Metropolis Nuvola mini crossbody, $278; Furla Roosevelt Field
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gift guide JIMMY CHOO Cloud textured metal with disco ball tassel clasp, $3095; jimmychoo.com MONICA VINADER Riva diamond hero wave cuff, $1450; monicavinader.com
ADINA REYTER 14k gold and pavé diamonds bar necklace, $298; adinareyter.com
ULYSSE NARDIN Classic Lady Dual Time with diamond bezel, $13,500; Ulysee Nardin Central Park South
MICHAEL KORS aviators, $210; Michael Kors Americana Manhasset
BUCCELLATI 18k white and yellow gold cocktail ring with heliodor and sapphires, price upon request; Buccellati Madison Ave.
TIFFANY T wire and Metro rings in 18k rose gold with diamonds, $2200 each. Elsa Peretti® stacking ring in 18k gold, $1600; Tiffany Americana Manhasset
FORTUNOFF 14k gold pavé diamond coil bangle, $6500; Fortunoff Fine Jewelry
GUCCI GG Marmont matelassé velvet belt bag, $980; Gucci Americana Manhasset
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JENNIFER MILLER pave crystal teardrop earrings, $275; jennifermillerjewelry.com
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wish list has long since replaced the dog-eared catalog of consumer goods as the go-to place to pick hopedfor holiday gifts. It just goes to further prove the point: tech is where it’s at this holiday season. If you’re looking for that one killer gift, the one that’ll really knock their novelty Christmas-themed socks off, tech is where it’s at. Here are a few of our favorite tech gifts for the holidays.
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IPHONE X $999 - $1,149 APPLE.COM/IPHONEX
No doubt you’ve heard about the newest iPhone on the block. The iPhone X will be gracing many a holiday wish list this year and with good reason. It’s as aspirational as it is innovative. iPhone X is all screen and rounded corners. It’s like the inﬁnity pool of iPhones. The front of the phone is one big, uninterrupted screen, with only a hump intruding at the top to remind you there’s still some tech that needs to be packed in. The tech in question behind that little screen incursion? Cameras and sensors that enable iPhone X’s most interesting new feature in a while: Face ID. Rather than scanning a ﬁngerprint, tracing a pattern or punching in a PIN code, you only need look at the iPhone X to unlock. Thanks to that edge to edge
screen, iPhone X is physically smaller than its plus-sized recent predecessors and yet it boasts more screen real estate. One place iPhone has always tried to keep its edge is in photography, and shutterbugs will not be disappointed in Apple’s latest. The rear camera array consists of two image stabilized sensors behind fast lenses so action photography and low-light aren’t a problem. What’s more, the face mapping tech that makes Face ID a possibility also lends itself to some never-before-seen portrait modes. By mapping a photographed face, iPhone knows precisely where to put the lowlights, highlights and shadows in order to create arresting portraits you might not believe came from a smartphone as opposed to a pro camera. Wireless charging rounds out the package when the optional wireless charging base ships in 2018.
APPLE TV 4K $179 - $199 APPLE.COM/TV
Cord cutting – ditching traditional TV in favor of online streaming – is taking off at a rate that the cable and satellite companies couldn’t have accounted for in their worst worst-case projections. Remember when you watched whatever was on, commercials and all? Then, remember the power that came with being able to record live TV and bend it to your will? A set top box, like this slick example from Apple, changes the way we watch. Chances are, now that the weather has turned, you’ve “binge watched” some show or another using one online service or another, maybe through a smart TV, game console or other piece of connected home theater gear. The experience can be better. Apple TV makes it better. Also, a little context: the term bingeing in relation to TV didn’t even exist as recently as a couple
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of years ago, if you want an idea of just how radically the Internet has changed how we watch. Apple TV is a shining example of how easy and intuitive a set top box can be. It streams all types of shows, sports and movies from all manner of subscription streaming services. If youʼve invested in any movies from Appleʼs download service, those are there too; 1080p movies you own will even be upgraded to the 4K version (where available) for free. The whole experience is reminiscent of the ease and power of iPhone. The remote features just a few buttons and a unique touchpad for easy gesture control. The remote pulls doubleduty as a game controller for an impressive library of downloadable games perfect for family game night. AMAZON ECHO PLUS $149.99 AMAZON.COM/ECHOPLUS
The Amazon Echo came out of nowhere to create and then ﬁll a niche no one knew existed. Now the voice controlled Alexa assistant that powers Echo has really 48 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
come into her own. Echo Plus is the next generation. The speakers are better (that is to say, louder and clearer), the microphone is better at isolating your voice from the noise, which means much more accurate voice recognition even when itʼs loud. More though, the Plus includes a smart home hub, typically an additional purchase, that allows for some of Alexaʼs more advanced abilities like turning on lights or controlling connected appliances using voice commands. The package includes one Philips Hue lightbulb that turns any standard socket into a smart light (“Alexa, turn on my desk lamp”). Another addition that comes with Plus: the option to chain commands into a sort of macro. “Alexa, itʼs movie night,” for example, can dim the lights, turn on the TV and ﬁre up Fire TV (more on that in a second). In addition to the new Echo Plus, the existing Echo has been redesigned. Itʼs smaller with better speakers and an improved microphone array as compared with the original. Itʼs less expensive than the Echo Plus as
it eschews the smart home hub feature and doesnʼt bundle in a smart light bulb. It features some new colors and, where the original Echo and the new Echo Plus look a bit like an obelisk, the new model features several home decor-friendly ﬁnishes to better blend in with your room. AMAZON FIRE TV $69.99 AMAZON.COM/FIRETV
Amazon Fire TV is a powerful set top box. Itʼs coolest trick is that it gets out of the way, hiding behind the TV without even a power cord to give it away. The box itself plugs into an available HDMI port on your existing TV and the included USB cable draws power directly from the TV too. In other words, you donʼt have to ﬁgure out how to hide the cables that might otherwise break up a sleek wallmounted aesthetic. In addition to streaming from the usual monthly subscription suspects like Netﬂix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, Disney (in 4K where available), Amazon Fire TV lets you access favorite
sports straight from the source. Subscriptions to NHL, MLB, NBA and NFL vary in cost but even together are probably still cheaper than a premium cable package. Given the immense popularity of Alexa, it should come as no surprise that she makes an appearance in Fire TV too. Alexa can do just about everything she can on a dedicated Echo device on Fire TV. She can also ﬁnd whatever it is you want to watch. The included remote features a microphone. Just hold the button and say “Alexa, watch Game of Thrones” and pick up right where you left off. Amazon is selling Fire TV bundled with several add-ons. Amazon Fire TV plus an Echo Dot (the smaller, quieter but no less capable version of the Echo) for an extra $10 ($79.99). Thatʼs kind of “youʼd be silly not to” money. Better yet, get Amazon Fire TV plus an Amazon Basics indoor antenna ($74.99) to pull in dozens of local and even syndicate national TV stations over the air for nothing. Perfect for local news and syndicated prime time TV shows and events.
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cool stuff IROBOT ROOMBA 980
TP-LINK WI-FI RANGE EXTENDER
ZUS SMART CAR CHARGER
TILE MATE AMAZON ECHO SPOT
BECAUSE THE 980 CONNECTS TO YOUR HOME NETWORK, YOU CAN CONTROL IT FROM ANYWHERE, RIGHT FROM YOUR PHONE.
AMAZON ECHO SPOT $129.99 AMAZON.COM/ECHOSPOT
Last Amazon product, promise (and no, Iʼm not on their payroll… yet). Echo Spot is the bedside clock reimagined. It brings the power and hands-free control of Alexa and slaps in a small round screen to boot. Not only will Spot wake you up to your favorite song or sound in the morning, itʼll show you important events that are on deck, pulling from your personal and work calendars. Itʼll give you the dayʼs weather at a glance. Ask for your ﬂash brieﬁng and itʼll package up news and information from your favorite sources and feed it back to you with audio plus video and graphics too. The screen can also show you the feed from a connected baby monitor so you can keep an eye on things, or even show you whoʼs at the door if youʼve got a Ring or other video doorbell. The camera hidden in the bezel lets you have video chats with anyone else who has the Alexa app or an Alexa-powered device in the home. Since itʼs all voice 50| |WINTER 6 WINTER2017 2017woodbury woodbury
controlled, itʼs an especially useful gift for regular communication with less tech-savvy family members.
TP-LINK WI-FI RANGE EXTENDER (AC1750) $99.99 TP-LINK.COM
IROBOT ROOMBA 980 $899 IROBOT.COM/980
In every home, there are places where reliable Wi-Fi doesnʼt quite reach. Maybe you live in a what is effectively a Faraday cage or maybe youʼre asking the wireless signal to go through one too many walls. Whatever the case, this little device gives the gift of furtherreaching Wi-Fi. TP-Linkʼs Wi-Fi Range Extender may not be the sexiest gift but what it lacks in sizzle, it makes up for in utility. Plug it into any wall outlet, conﬁgure it using a simple web browser interface and boom, youʼve expanded your home Wi-Fi range by an order of magnitude.
Whoever said a vacuum cleaner was a bad gift never met a Roomba. I mean, a vacuum cleaner is obviously a bad gift (I wonʼt make that mistake twice) but a robot that does the vacuuming for you while youʼre out doing other, more exciting things may not be. This is the smartest Roomba yet. Sure, you can program it to run on a schedule using your phone but we all know thatʼs a moving target. The 980 connects to your home network so you can control it right from your phone. Or, on the way out the door, ask your voice assistant to tell Roomba to clean up while youʼre gone. When itʼs done (or when the battery is running low), Roomba will make its own way back to the charging dock, ready to be called into service again the next time duty calls.
ANKER POWERCORE SPEED 10,000 MAH $49.99 ANKER.COM
Running out of juice before you run out of day sucks. This portable charger lets you plug in and go from running on empty to full power. The PowerCore even sup-
ports turbo charging for phones that are so equipped. Whatʼs more, with a 20,000 mAh battery, you can charge a standard smartphone three plus times before the PowerCore needs a charge of its own. TILE MATE $24.99 THETILEAPP.COM
If youʼre always losing your keys, the remote or some other small yet important item, Tile Mate has your back. These little tiles clip or stick onto whatever you want and let you locate whatever itʼs attached to from your smartphone simply using the Tile app. ZUS SMART CAR CHARGER $29.99 NONDA.CO
Hands up everyone who has enough USB ports in their car. Thatʼs not many hands. Car chargers that plug into the “accessory power port” (what we used to call the cigarette lighter) are a dime a dozen. The Zus Smart Car Charger stands out by offering two USB ports angled so that itʼs easy for both driver and passenger
to connect. More though, and where it really stands out from the pack: it can help you locate your vehicle in a crowded parking lot using the companion locator app. Neat trick. ORAL-B PRO 7000 SMARTSERIES TOOTHBRUSH $219.99 ORALB.COM
Typically weʼd advise staying away from personal hygiene products as gifts for fear of sending the wrong message. If you keep it in the family though, the Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries is a gift everyone can enjoy…or at least get a lot of utility out of, with colorcoded brush heads for the whole family. This smart power toothbrush does more than just keep your pearly whites in good shape,
it also tracks brushing trends: It warns if youʼre pressing too hard and whether or not youʼre reaching every surface. It features a kid-friendly digital timer that not only keeps little ones on task, it also sort of gamifies this important ritual. ANKI COZMO $179.99 ANKI.COM/COZMO
Prepare yourself for the cutest, most impossibly anthropomorphic, robot of all time. Smarter than BB-8. More endearing than R2-D2 and WALL-E combined. Cozmo is a robot toy thatʼs clearly made with children in mind but is also perfect for a kid at heart. Someone whoʼd love to have a pet but canʼt because there are allergies in the home. Someone who needs to smile more. Anyone with a soul. Seriously, one look into those
hyper-expressive animated eyes and, if you donʼt feel the cockles of your heart warming, well, you probably are the type who spends your free time scowling at puppies until youʼre pretty sure they feel self-conscious. Cozmo is controlled by a smartphone, and kids can program action sequences to get a little taste of if/then programming. Cozmo plays a bunch of games with the three light up cubes included in the box. Memory and keep-away for example. With an open SDK (software developer kit) anyone with a notion can create games for Cozmo, and there are plenty available online and for free with the Cozmo online portal. ■
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LEFT TO RIGHT, Tiffany, Altuzarra Antonia dress ($2195) at Neiman Marcus. Manolo Blahnik D’Orsay leopard pump ($300) at Revival Boutique. Christian Louboutin Paloma Nano spiked tote ($1300) at christianlouboutin.com. Pave diamond hoops ($5250) at Fortunoff Fine Jewelry. Jen, Veronica Beard velvet ruched dress ($650) at Neiman Marcus. Christian Louboutin Borboleta pump ($945) at christianlouboutin.com. Gold star diamond drop earrings ($1295) at Fortunoff Fine Jewelry. Audrey, Halston Heritage satin tuxedo dress ($395) at Entrée Boutique. Stuart Weitzman MyBow scarlet velvet sandal ($455) at stuartweitzman.com. Baublebar Amaris drop earrings ($48) and gold tassel necklace ($90) at Entrée Boutique. Melody, Wolford velvet & lace bodysuit ($215) and tube dress ($215) at Wolford Americana Manhasset. Turquoise teardrop earring ($250) at Susan Hanover. Christian Louboutin pvc and patent pump ($350) at Revival Boutique. Abigail, Roberto Cavalli black embellished mini dress ($16,800) at robertocavalli.com. White gold and diamond bar earrings ($1095) at Fortunoff Fine Jewelry. Pella Moda gold peep toe platform pump ($165) at Jildor. Stella McCartney quilted evening bag ($1000) at Neiman Marcus.
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Parker beaded top ($268), J Brand velvet jeans ($228), Jocelyn fur vest ($295) and Steve Madden suede ankle boots ($99) at Lester’s. Susan Hanover blue tear drop earrings ($165).
CJ, 10 Volcom long sleeve polo shirt ($32), DL1961 jeans ($59) and Puma suede sneakers ($60) at Lester’s.
Sovereign Code coat ($44), Mayoral plaid button-down shirt ($26), DL1961 jeans ($55) and Adidas baseline sneakers ($50) at Lester’s.
Les Tout Petits cut out dress ($126) and Amiana iridescent snake boots ($104) at Lester’s.
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Valentino embroidered multicolor micro beaded leopard chiffon gown ($22,000) exclusive with similar styles at Valentino boutiques.
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Moncler shearling and leather jacket ($3690) at The Nines. Vintage Havana fleece top ($52) and Rune NYC velour leggings ($82) at Clubhouse Kids. Lola Cruz encrusted hiking boots ($330) at Jildor.
GABBY, 7 Appaman glitter down jacket with fur hood ($124), Mayoral sparkle sweater ($44), Dori Creations sparkle camo leggings ($48) at Clubhouse Kids. Ugg fringe boots ($150) at One Small Step.
MASON, 5 Mayoral plaid buttondown shirt ($34), DL1961 jeans ($55) and Appaman camo down jacket ($115) at Clubhouse Kids. Primigi winter boots ($88) at One Small Step.
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Salvatore Ferragamo leather patchwork dress ($2650) at Salvatore Ferragamo Americana Manhasset. Jimmy Choo calf leather sandals with beads and crystals ($1995) at jimmychoo.com. Lanvin pony fur clutch ($590) at Revival Boutique. Tsontos Furs natural ranch mink jacket ($2995). Gold cage cuff ($150) at Susan Hanover.
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ROSLYN HEIGHTS Tsontos Furs mahogany mink jacket with laser cut lace ($2595). Decker Victoria suede dress ($82) at Mixology. 275 Central black suede knee boots ($385) at Jildor. Baublebar earrings ($52) at EntrĂŠe.
HUDSON, 5 Mayoral bomber jacket ($60), Elie button-up shirt ($49.50) and 7 For All Mankind slimmy jeans ($65) at Tutti Bambini. Florsheim boots ($68) at One Small Step.
CALLUM, 3 Appaman velvet blazer ($114), dress shirt ($56) and bow tie ($52) and Diesel distressed jeans ($79) at Tutti Bambini. Vans hi-top sneakers ($45) at One Small Step.
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Dolce & Gabbana green jacquard dress ($2395) at Neiman Marcus. Gucci bronze studded platforms ($250) at Revival Boutique. Jimmy Choo black halo crystal covered clutch bag ($2895) at jimmychoo.com. Butterfly rox ring ($168) and teardrop earrings ($165) at Susan Hanover.
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Karla Colletto ruffled top bathing suit ($258) and Havaianas gold flip flops ($40) at Jerrie Shop. Gold disc earrings ($28) at Clubhouse Kids.
GEORGE, 9 Vilebrequin tangon tee ($75) and turtle swim trunks ($120) at Vilebrequin Americana Manhasset. Nike pool slide ($30) at One Small Step.
TOMMY, 7 Lacoste astronaut pique polo ($60) and tennis shorts ($55) at lacoste.com. Havaianas flip flops ($17) at Clubhouse Kids.
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Veronica Beard Leighton dress ($695) at veronicabeard.com. Nicolas Kirkwood suede ruffle pump ($275) at Revival Boutique. Encrusted drop earrings at Clubhouse Kids. Stone trimmed ring ($160) at Susan Hanover.
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KINGS POINT Iro grey leather jacket ($1225), Lingua Franca Malibu sweater ($410) and Amo pink denim jeans ($268) at The Westside. Jildor navy suede boot ($250). Mazey black leather boot ($220) at Lesterâ€™s.
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Zadig & Voltaire rock & roll knit dress ($205) and Mayoral girl gold moto jacket ($70) at Everafter. Steve Madden J rebel hightops ($62) at One Small Step.
Stella McCartney Kids faux fur cheetah bomber ($240), Silver Jeans Co denim shirt ($45) and Mayoral faux leather legging ($38) at Everafter. Golden Goose Francy glitter hi-top ($565) at Jildor.
Bottega Veneta gold metal fluid silk dress ($27,000) and belt at Bottega Veneta Americana Manhasset. Double pearl drop earrings ($495) at Fortunoff Fine Jewelry.
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THIS SKI SEASON, TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO ALL THAT THE #1 SKI RESORT IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA OFFERS. BY M C L EAN R OB B INS
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The town of Park City has long drawn snowbirds and scene-seekers alike, thanks to its unique mix of accessibility, mountain splendor and high-end accommodations. But with a combination of new awards, hotel and mountain updates as well as ongoing attention from major annual events like Sundance, Park City and Deer Valley are hotter than ever. MOUNTAIN UPDATE: WHAT’S NEW
Park City Mountain offers the largest mountain ski area in the US with 7,300 skiable acres of land, including more than 40 lifts and 300+ trails. Itʼs also one of the most up-to-date in the nation — the mountain had a $50 million facelift about ﬁve years ago after new management combined the former Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons into a single area. This season will debut a new beginner area perfect for the new skier as well as a $15 million update to Grand Summit, the signature resort at the mountainʼs base. Itʼs also part of the popular Epic Pass system, one of the most affordable multi-resort ski passes in the country. Youʼll also enjoy easy ski-in, ski-out access to downtown. Just a few minutes away, youʼll ﬁnd Deer Valley, an equally enticing mountain just voted the #1 ski resort in western North America by Ski Magazine. One of the few resorts in the country that is still ski only, this resort offers stunning groomed trails and some of the areaʼs top luxe hotels (St. Regis, Montage, Stein Eriksen) as well as a high-end experience for
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the whole family ranging from a world-class childrenʼs ski school to delectable on-mountain dining like the Royal Street Café dishing out everything from crawﬁsh bisque to bison burgers. In an Olympic year, winter games always get an added dose of attention, and Park City is no exception. The mountains offer several experiences to ski like a champion, or with a champion, as the case may be. At Deer Valley Resort, you can join Ambassador of Skiing Heidi Voelker and six other
Olympic snow sport athletes in exclusive half or full-day packages through the Ski with a Champion program. At the Waldorf Astoria, guests can explore sites from the 2002 Olympic Games with a professional athlete like Olympian Nate Roberts, where theyʼll relish in skiing or another winter activity, followed by dinner with the athlete at the resortʼs popular restaurant, Powder. Want to feel like an Olympian? Popular ski rental company Ski Butlers is offering access to the Rossignol Pursuit Strato skis, used by some of the worldʼs top ath-
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PARK CITY AND DEER VALLEY OFFER AN ENTICINGLY LARGE ARRAY OF LUXURY RESORT-STYLE ACCOMODATIONS letes. Waldorf Astoria Park City offers guests exclusive access to ten pairs of these skis, which are perfect for carving beautiful lines into that freshly groomed Park City Mountain. You can also indulge in services ranging from ski delivery to boot ﬁtting from the Ski Butlers team at many other area resorts. STAY HERE
Park City and Deer Valley offer an enticingly large array of luxury resort-style accommodations to choose from. Deer Valley is arguably the more luxurious, offering three, four and ﬁve-star resorts. The Stein Eriksen, known as the grande dame of the mountain, has just launched its newest collection, the ultra-luxe Stein Eriksen Residences. Located between Silver Lake and Old Town, this group of 15 modern homes and 30 condo residences offers ski-in, ski-out access, heated garages, private dining and spa services just for guests. Many of the units are in the rental program and available for use for the ﬁrst time this season. The iconic Stein Eriksen Lodge is popular as well and offers more European-style lodging than its other on-mountain counterparts. We love this resort particularly for its spa, the only Forbes ﬁve-star in Utah. For more modern pampering, we adore the Montage, one of our favorite options for cou68 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
ples and families alike thanks to its unique combination of condo-style residences and hotel room offerings, all of which offer in-room ﬁreplaces and spacious balconies or patios starting at 600 square feet. The newest and most modern of the Deer Valley resorts, itʼs easy to reach more than 100 trails from the Empire Express, Ruby Express and Lady Morgan Express lifts just outside the resort doors. All guests enjoy a “Mountain Host;” a ski concierge dedicated to making your vacation seamless. The onsite rental and ski shop, Compass Sports, can even take your kids directly to ski school for you. The St. Regis is also a standout with its signature funicular that takes guests from the ski lift base area up to the resort. The dramatic ride in the glass train takes about three minutes but is well worth the experience. Thanks to the Marriott/Starwood merger, itʼs also one of the most luxe spots in the country to use those well-earned hotel points for a ski trip. On Park City Mountain, the Waldorf Astoria, a luxurious lodge-style resort right on the mountain, is a quality choice. Book a one- or two-bedroom suite for extra space. We love the resortʼs new updated ski valet offering. They also offer a private shuttle to the base of the Frostwood Gondola so guests donʼt have to step outside after getting suited up in the ski valet room. The resort is perfect for non-skiers
as well. The large spa has a year-round heated outdoor pool with one of the best pool decks in the city. In town, thereʼs no better option than the boutique chic Washington School House, located just steps from Main Street and the Town Lift. Built, as the name suggests, as a school house in 1889, the historic building has been transformed into 12 boutique rooms and suites. We love the lofted suite, which offers great vistas from one of the original 9ʼ windows and a private loft sitting area. Insider tip: If able to get away between November 29th and December 24th, room rates are about half of what they are for New Yearʼs and the Sundance Film Festival. At the base of the mountain, we also love the Grand Summit Hotel, A RockResort, fresh this season from a $15 million upgrade to its 212 suites. Just steps from the Orange Bubble Express and Red Pine Gondola, the resort offers elegant condo style living with easy ski access to the Park City Mountain. DON’T SKI? NO PROBLEM
As we like to say, the best part of skiing is après ski. Whether youʼre the outdoorsy type or think the best kind of exercise is the kind you get running your credit card, the town of Park City doesnʼt disappoint. Main Street of-
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fers an eclectic array of shops with a mainly Western inﬂuence but youʼll still ﬁnd a good array of designer duds. Start at Burns Cowboy Shop, family owned and operated since 1876, where you can ﬁnd a genuine pair of cowboy boots, then stroll to Robert Kelly Home to ﬁnd locally-made furnishings and home décor. Thereʼs plenty in the way of outerwear on Main Street, everything from Patagonia to North Face to Marmot. When it comes to fashion, women are in luck. Western staple Gorsuch has a large store, and we also love boutiques like Flight, Cake (which also boasts beauty store C Two by Cake) and Panache, where youʼll ﬁnd everything from DVF and Elizabeth and James to Thomas Wylde. Weʼre not ones to seek out giant western art in our decidedly non-western homes, but Main Street also offers a spectacular array of galleries ﬁlled mainly with sculpture and photography. For photos, donʼt miss Bret Webster or David Beavis galleries for nature imagery, and pop by Gallery Mar for an impressive mix of modern painting, photography and sculpture. There are more active pursuits as well. Use White Pine Touring to arrange nearly any outdoor activity you can imagine from Nordic skiing to mountain biking. Park City
boasts more than 300 miles of trails and is the countryʼs ﬁrst IMBA recognized Gold Level Ride Center. Come winter you can “fat bike” and enjoy the terrain on a bike specially designed to handle the snow. Tubing is also popular; Gorgoza Park, just off the interstate, is perfect for families offering seven tubing lanes, mini snowmobiles and a play area for young children as well. You wonʼt want to miss a visit to the Utah Olympic Park, which hosted events for the 2002 games. Tackle the bobsled track which is still open for brave guests as well as a tamer scenic chair lift in addition to other activities ranging from a zipline (one of the steepest in the world) to several ropes courses. DINE AROUND
For a ski town, Park City has much more than steakhouses and burger joints. Most restaurants run on the casual side, although some, like The Riverhorse, dress up nicely. Main Street, the townʼs main drag, has standout staples like Handle (American small plates), Café Terigo (French and Italian), Chimayo (Mexican), Grappa (Italian) and Blind Dog (sandwiches and sushi). We also love Yuki Yama for sushi ﬂown in fresh daily, new hotspot Firewood (New American) where alwoodbury WINTER 2017 | 69
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VISITORS FLOCK TO HIGH WEST, THE WORLD’S ONLY SKI-IN DISTILLERY AT THE BASE OF THE TOWN LIFT SERVING HOMEMADE WHISKEY, VODKA AND RYE most everything is prepped over an open ﬂame and brunch at The Eating Establishment, the perfect place for a craft cocktail and classic American fare. Right off Main Street locals and visitors alike flock to High West, the worldʼs only ski-in distillery located at the base of the Town Lift. The restaurant and bar makes nationally-sold whiskey, vodka and rye; Rendezvous Rye and Campfire Whiskey are always available but their Western-inspired menu is also a standout. The signature High West Burger, a blend of bison and beef topped with gruyere, blue cheese, fried shallots and BBQ-glazed sweet onion is one of our all-time favorites. Each hotel has notable dining as well. Donʼt miss a leisurely dinner at Powder in the Waldorf-Astoria, where most dishes are locally-sourced. Get the cheese and charcuterie plate, followed by a pasta main. J&G Grill by Jean-Georges in the St. Regis has everything from a modern lounge to a hearty steak, or the elegant Glitretind at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. Fuel up with a leisurely 70 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
lunch at Burgers and Bourbon in the Montage where youʼll find more than 100 bourbons plus a banana-Nutella milkshake thatʼs out of this world. WHEN TO VISIT
Peak season in Park City is December through late March although youʼll be able to ski from mid-November through mid-April depending on snowfall (averaging 300 to 400 inches annually) and weather. The city is buzziest (and priciest) in January during the Sundance Film Festival (2018 dates run from the 18th through 28th). This year, it will also host the FIS World Cup, a qualiﬁer for the 2018 Olympic games from January 10th to 12th. Other events also draw a crowd; Park City Mountainʼs annual Snowfest is held each December and Marchʼs concert-ﬁlled and spring breakfriendly Spring Grüv Celebration features the famous Pond Skimming Contest, an event where costumed skiers and snowboarders attempt to cross a 100-foot pond. Of course, we almost like the so-called “off” season even better, when the mountain is green
and perfect for hiking and biking. For summer events, Savor the Summit, a food festival each June where area restaurants like Main Street offer a massive dinner party, or the similar Park City Food and Wine Classic each July, or the beautiful Autumn Aloft hot air balloon festival every September are all spectacular. Temperatures in summer range from the mid 80s during the day down to the 50s in the evening, making it perfect for daytime activities outdoors and nighttime sʼmores and bonﬁres. GETTING HERE
Once youʼre committed to the duration of the ﬂight, itʼs easy to go from city to ski in a single day. Park City is one of the easiest western ski cities for a weekend escape, just 35 minutes from the friendly and accessible Salt Lake City airport. Youʼre welcome to rent a car, but most on-mountain properties will offer easy access to the mountain or Main Street via shuttle. Uber and Lyft are also available. Delta, JetBlue and United all offer direct ﬂights (about ﬁve hours) although Delta has the most consistent access. ■
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and steel towers, there is something refreshing about a penthouse apartment that gives you a sense of escapism. This stunning new build is a two-storied oasis featuring the glittering yet bustling city at every turn but magically has you feeling far, far away.
pure glamour infused with beautiful period and textural detail. Clean lines with rich textures draw you into each room; generous, elegant pops of color are brilliant escapes from the classic gray and black quintessential New York palette.
The homeowners arrived at their posh digs by serendipity. When searching for the perfect pied-à-terre in Manhattan, they were entranced by a building designed by architect designer Russell Groves of city-based design ﬁrm Groves & Co. Coincidentally, Groves and his ﬁrm had also designed the homeownerʼs ﬁrst home in Connecticut. “This synchronicity appealed to them after they fell in love with the entire aura of the place,” says Groves.
Although the styling is subtle, the richness is apparent through the multitude of selected materials (fumed brushed coco white oak, white limestone, ebonized bamboo, white-washed cork and glass mosaic) and fabrics (cotton, leather, mohair, silk and cashmere). These contrasts give the space a layered look with great depth.
The penthouse boasted irresistible 360-degree views of the city from virtually every room. The problem, however, was space. They were searching for a vast, breathtaking space for both entertaining and comfort for their family; a truly dazzling New York City spread. Together with Groves, they decided to fuse two units into one stunning 8,000-square-foot residence. Since it started as a mélange of two duplex homes, there were two of everything: two kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and childrenʼs rooms. Part of the challenge was to decide which rooms to keep, expand or eliminate completely. The owners werenʼt interested in having too many superﬂuous spaces, and geared the place up to ﬁt their active lifestyle, all without being too stuffy or ornate. The lower ﬂoor consists mostly of entertaining spaces including the media room and an airy, almost lit-from-within kitchen dressed in whites. The upper ﬂoors house the master bedroom and playful, minimalist yet colorful childrenʼs rooms with a Jack & Jill bathroom. Groves thinks like a naturalist, with a deep reverence for nature and materials evoking a sophisticated sensibility. “We really maintain to keep the glamorous modern style theme,” he says. The apartment is 74 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
“Modern work can be very cold and austere,” says Groves. He and his ﬁrm paid particular attention to creating a textured approach; the granular details juxtaposed by nine foot sweeping views makes this penthouse a breathtaking standout. While entrances can be found on both ﬂoors, the grandest way to take in the space is to start at the top of the polished stainless-steel staircase, designed with treads ebonized to match the wood of the ﬂoor. It is ﬂanked by a glimmering custom-drop Swarovski chandelier. As the hallway ceiling height drops, the design counteracts the hallway with drama. A triptych of famed photographs by Sam Samore, “Allegories of Beauty” 170, 171 and 172 are the ﬁrst things that meet the eye when descending the staircase, and bring dynamism to the space. You enter a new dimension through the second ﬂoor hallway which opens into a tunnel of light: the airy living room. The sculptures beneath the stair resemble wood but are actually a set of three bronze coupes by Herve van der Straeten, again conﬁrming there is more to this space than initially meets the eye.
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T H E O F F I C E WA S I M AG I N E D A S A N A I RY F O RT I N T H E S K Y Soft touches of lavender are reminiscent of Provence, and youʼll be forgiven for letting your jaw drop as you gaze through the ﬂoor-toceiling view. Vintage Chinese stools draw you into a room ﬁlled with a mix of old-worldliness with contemporary elegance. The vintage daybed and custom coffee table add touches of modernism. By layering a variety of periods and styles, the design feels warm and acquired over time, not as if selected in one showroom visit, a look “that can easily become dated,” says Groves. “In that sense, this (layered look) is timeless.” A custom Lindsey Adelman glass bubble chandelier in a sea foam blue with gold leaf accents is the visual pop upon entry to the dining area, which leads to a terrace that shields the austerity of the surrounding skyscrapers. “The terrace serves as an extension of the entertaining portion of the home, especially in warmer months,” says Groves. Adjacent to the dining table in the alcove hangs an iridescent painting by Robert Melee, inviting eyes to gaze at beauty in all directions. The natural leather dining chairs move away from traditional dark tones by using smoky pinks; brass bowls from Calvin Klein Home add a perfect color balance. The family room unexpectedly includes a chic breakfast nook with a Sputnik brass chandelier by Duane Modern that exempliﬁes the multifunctional nature of each room throughout the penthouse. The dining table and chairs by Saarinen provide a streamlined contemporary aesthetic that counterbalances the warm woods and textures of the room. Accents like a luxe cashmere throw creates a playful, luxurious space compared to the more tailored and formal dining room. The kitchen is surely the focal point of any home. The luminous white palette reads more modern, says Groves. This aligns with the overall nature of the space since in the plan the family room, breakfast nook and kitchen were all conceived as a homogenous space. It was especially important that the color palette and other aspects related seamlessly. 76 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
Bauhaus-inspired barstools coordinate the spaces and are fun options for eating a meal or snacks as opposed to more formal seating options. Vintage Italian brass-plated conical pendent lamps complete the look. The ofﬁce was imagined as an airy “fort in the sky,” with ethereal elements including a vintage aluminum mobile by Francois Colette and an Eames Aluminum management desk chair. The chairs and round table are made of a warm, beautiful oak with a red metal frame. These warm tones were incorporated to make this space more livable and give it an earthy, grounded touch. “What makes the ofﬁce so remarkable are the acoustics,” says Groves. “We worked with engineers to make the space completely soundproof, even though it is made of glass.” Additionally, from the inside, one is able to see across the living room to the magniﬁcent view of the city, without the expected noise that accompanies most loft spaces. These indelible, almost invisible qualities bring an indoor-meets-outdoor feel to the home. Finally, the master bedroom, bathed in natural light, epitomizes Grovesʼ intent to marry modern glamour with luxe ﬁnishes to look seemingly simple but are the product of honed curation. The masterʼs design focus was serenity, a nest away from the kidsʼ rooms. The bed sits on a custom-designed light white oak bedframe with built-in night stands; the sofa, a distinct focal point, is vintage Ward Bennett with a metal base, and the side tables made of petriﬁed wood add warmth to the space. “I feel in the overall world of design, things are very eclectic,” says Groves of his vision in designing residences in general. “There are people who do things all magenta, all pinks, and I see calmer, more restrained spaces.” This penthouse home boldly embraces tradition yet defies it, and invites you to truly live in every nook. ■
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TOP RANKING NEW READS
In the Midst of Winter
by Isabel Allende
With her unparalleled talent for storytelling, Isabel Allende has given us another captivating tale that spans countries and explores the universal issues of family connections, loyalty, and identity. Beginning in current-day Brooklyn, Allende introduces Lucia Maraz, a Chilean immigrant in her 60s, who is a visiting NYU professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Richard Bowmaster, her boss and landlord, is a reclusive 60-year-old academic with a complex past of his own. When one of his four cats needs medical assistance during a snowstorm, he is forced to brave the weather and drive to the local vet. On the way home, he gets into a minor accident and, offering to pay all expenses, leaves the scene. A short time later, Evelyn Ortego, the shy woman who had been driving the Lexus he hit, shows up at his brownstone door, desperately seeking help. Richard is unable to coax the details out of the woman, and calls upon Lucia. The three of them sit down in Richardʼs apartment and enter into a relationship that will have them traveling back in time as they piece together the shocking facts. With her perfect eye for the natural world, Allende has her characters construct their stories evocatively. During Luciaʼs early life in Chile, she lost her father from a supposed car accident and was raised by a mother who did everything to hide from her children the troubling details. When her brother, Enrique, got mixed up in political activism, his disappearance took over their lives and led Lucia into political writing, as she tried make sense of what happened. Evelyn, who currently works as a caretaker to the disabled son of a wealthy Brooklyn couple, has her own horror story. Fleeing from gang violence in her native Guatemala, she suffered unspeakable terror at the hands of MS 13 gang members. Richardʼs connection to Latin America stems from his late wife, a Brazilian native. He continues to ﬁght internal demons on a daily basis. The contrast of a modern-day mystery with the charactersʼ magical worlds of South American culture, makes In the Midst of Winter an absorbing, page-turning adventure. 2 | WINTER 2017 woodbury 78 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
The Ice House by Laura Lee Smith
In her stunning second novel, Laura Lee Smith gets to the core of human emotion with characters that come to life. The Ice House is one of those rare novels that explores multiple facets of existence while delivering an entertaining, engrossing story. Pauline and Johnny MacKinnon have set up a comfortable life for themselves in Florida. Shortly after they married 25 years ago, they took over the ice manufacturing plant that Paulineʼs father had owned for decades, and have run it successfully ever since. Though they have established a stable life for themselves on Watcherʼs Island, a small, quaint town on the ocean, recent events have shattered their peace and forced them to worry about the future. Johnnyʼs son from his ﬁrst marriage, Corran, had been coming to visit from Scotland for years. When he was young, his summer trips were delightful and he forged a strong relationship with his stepmother, who never had children of her own. In recent years, however, his tragic addiction to heroin has sent him on a downward spiral. The devastating consequences of his dangerous drug problem has caused a rift between Corran and Johnny that may never be ﬁxed. In the midst of their problems with Corran, the MacKinnons are facing the results of a devastating accident at the ice plant. They are being investigated by OSHA, and may be forced to close their company. While working with lawyers, Johnny receives startling news about his health. As Pauline shoulders the brunt of the work responsibilities, Johnny attempts to reconcile with his son. He ﬂies to Scotland on a whim and spends a week with his ex-wife, son, and the 9-month-old granddaughter whom he has never met. What happens during that time is both unexpected and cathartic. With her elegant, understated prose, Smith creates a world that is compelling. Her characters are developed so thoroughly that they remain vivid long after the last page. The smells and sights of the Florida towns are dynamic, bringing every detail of the MacKinnonʼs daily lives into sharp focus. The Ice House is literary ﬁction at its best.
by Andy Weir
With the huge success of Weirʼs ﬁrst book The Martian, which was made into a blockbuster movie, fans have been anticipating the release of his new novel. Life on the moon, science overload, female protagonist, crime and romance. . . how can it disappoint? For some readers, this latest attempt wonʼt compare to his ﬁrst. But for diehard Weir fans, Artemis may be what theyʼve been waiting for. Jasmine (Jazz) Bashara is a 26-year-old, Muslim woman living in Artemis, the ﬁrst city on the moon. Having moved there when she was six, she barely remembers her native Saudi Arabia. Though she is intelligent, she has not reached her potential and works as a porter, smuggling illegal goods from Earth. She lives in a closet-sized room, is considered a trashy slut by many moon residents, and has recently had a falling out with her father, a talented welder who had hopes of training his daughter to work in the family business. As the wealthy tourists and the higher class residents enjoy the luxuries of real food, Jazz consists on gunk, a food substance made from algae. She trudges through her days, looking for the next shady opportunity. It is not until one of her rich customers offers her a deal she canʼt refuse that her future starts to look promising. Risking her life, and exile to Saudi Arabia, Jazz sets off on a mission that is beyond any of the illegal actions sheʼs performed before. Soon she realizes that sheʼs caught in the middle of a scam that is larger than she could have imagined. While Artemis has all the elements of a top-notch science ﬁction thriller, it occasionally falls ﬂat in its execution. Jazzʼs voice comes across as that of a 15-year-old boy; there are countless unnecessary sexual innuendos; some scientiﬁc details are heavy and slow down the plot; and not all of the characters are well developed enough for readers to become attached to. The concept of a society on the moon is fascinating, however, and to those who are willing to look past minor details, this adventure will be worth the read. ■
RESOLUTIONS BY SHARYN BERNARD
! Just do something to get the body moving. Reset your brain. When you indulge, your body craves carbs, so anticipate that and change it.
IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN, the season with the harshest one-two punch in the quest for getting and staying fit: facing the gauntlet of holiday temptations followed by contrition and inevitable resolution to either get in shape, or back in shape, in January. David Kirsch, celebrity trainer to Kate Upton, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum and others says that even though the holidays come every year, the process seems to sneak up on people and cause havoc. “Post Labor Day, everyone is very focused and eager. But then Halloween hits and thatʼs the ﬁrst bump in the road. But the really crazy season starts in November. Thanksgiving is the ﬁrst big, in80 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
dulgent meal of the season and it goes downhill from there.” The lure of food and alcohol is compounded by stress, overscheduling and time crunches that will throw you off your game. “With the gatherings, events and preparations, people ﬁnd it arduous to stay in their typical routine,” said Maria Pappas McKenzie, Studio Instructor at Life Time Athletic. Not surprisingly, trainers say exercise can help mitigate that stress which is even more important during these hectic times. “Managing holiday stress and staying committed to your workout routine can be tricky during the holidays, but you deﬁnitely want to stay persistent and consistent,” said Ayana Curtis, Master Instructor for SoulCycle. “Your workouts should fuel you with energy and keep your immune system in good standing. Also, exercising relieves stress and the endorphins release an overall good feeling that will get you through those busy days.” Not only should you do what you can to
stay in your routine, you should probably try to up your game when you can. Mitigating stress that can lead to binges and indulgences also means learning to say no. “Itʼs okay to decline an invitation if youʼre feeling overwhelmed,” Pappas McKenzie said. “Over-booking will only increase stress levels.” And if you want to spend time with friends over the holidays, try to schedule workouts with them instead of boozy lunches. “Get a few friends together and take a yoga class to push the pause button,” she suggests. Choosing yoga over cocktails might be easier said than done though. So when you do opt to celebrate, there are a few easy things you can do before, during and after to minimize the effects. “I always tell my clients to prepare by stepping up their routine,” Kirsch said, saying even adding an express set of 5-10 minutes of something, such as plank sets, jumping jacks or squats, can be very effective, particularly after an indulgent evening. “Just do some-
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THE LAST THING YOU WANT IS TO BE HUNGOVER – THEN YOU’LL EAT CRAPPY FOOD AND DRINK TOO MUCH COFFEE. THIS IS A MARATHON, A WHOLE SEASON. PACE YOURSELF. HOLIDAY FITNESS GIFTS One way to stick to those resolutions is with new fitness toys and gadgets. And what’s better than to give your friends and loved ones new treats to help them stay in shape, too. Here are some gift ideas from top trainers. David Kirsch says On Cloud shoes are his new favorite obsession. These lightweight running shoes are a bit more obscure than some other top brands but he says they are incredibly comfortable and functional. Kirsch also suggests fashionable workout clothes, the FitBit or Garmin Vivo active watch and for the cyclist in your life, the Peleton bike and subscription is the ultimate gift. Gifts that encourage working out as well as experiences should take priority. “Gifts are turning less from frivolous spending on things and more about experiences,” says Maria Pappas McKenzie, saying gifts that help reach goals, such as working with a nutritionist, would be unique and special. Gift cards for workout sessions are another good idea. “I always say, ‘Give the gift of health,’” says Ayana Curtis. She also says iTunes gift cards are great fitness gifs because music fuels workouts. Of course, fitness goes beyond exercise – it includes wellness and self-care, and gifts should reflect that. “I love to give a delicious smelling candle,” Curtis says.
thing to get the body moving. Reset your brain. When you indulge, your body craves carbs so anticipate that and change it.” He said ideally, you should also add an additional 30-40 minutes of cardio around lunchtime,
even if itʼs a power walk. Probably need not be repeated, but trainers will remind you to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. “Everyone says it but just do it,” Kirsch added, saying you should have two
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glasses of water for every glass of wine. Better yet – skip the wine and drink tequila. “I like good tequila on the rocks. And youʼre not going to drink four of them, unless you want to get very messy.” He also suggests drinking coconut water after indulging and before bed – the electrolytes and hydration features will help mitigate a hangover. “Look, the reality is you should go have a good time. But be mindful. You can have fun at a party and not have pigs in a blanket. And the last thing you want is to be hungover; then youʼll eat crappy food and drink too much coffee. This is a marathon, a whole season. Pace yourself.” All that partying can come with a price – less ﬁtness and more weight gain – which inevitably leads to the number one New Yearʼs resolution that everyone always makes – to lose weight and get in, or back in shape. Some people love resolutions to help reset, refocus and get back on track.
LOOK AT YOUR GOALS AND YOUR LIFESTYLE. THEY HAVE TO MATCH. IF YOU CAN ONLY GET IN 30 MINUTES OF WORKOUTS, MAKING A RESOLUTION OF 90 MINUTES OF HIIT TRAINING WON’T WORK. “I think itʼs always great to make New Yearʼs resolutions,” Curtis said. “To me, itʼs symbolic of a new start. Having a goal gives you a mission, an intention and a purpose.” Pappas McKenzie disagrees. “I feel New Yearʼs resolutions should be banished. Most of the time, they are verbose and depressing. We are works in progress all the time.” She says itʼs better to constantly create mini-goals that are more manageable and attainable. “Thirty pounds to lose sounds insurmountable, but ﬁve pounds at a time is doable.” Kirsch agrees and says the only way to make resolutions stick is by making them realistic. “Look at your goals and your lifestyle. They have to match. If you can only get in 30 minutes of workouts, making a resolution of 90 minutes of HIIT training wonʼt work,” and it will derail your success. If you do make a New Yearʼs resolution, put it on paper. Both as a written goal and a calendar item. “Schedule it – preferably in the morning,” Kirsch says.
2018 TRENDS Fitness trends seem to come and go, but tried and true methods will always have staying power. Experts see several movements for 2018. Kirsch says classes have come full circle and he is encouraging everyone to add at least two classes a week into their rotation. Pappas McKenzie also thinks classes will continue to grow next year as people test new styles and methods, from water boot camp to Spartan race classes. “It’s fun to get curious and get excited for the New Year,” she says. Cross training will continue to dominate, even in cycling, says Curtis. “I personally love SoulCycle because it’s a total body/mind/cardio dance party. I also acknowledge that cross training is important so I try to include yoga and body conditioning classes to stay balanced.” Kirsch says one trend he hopes to see less of is fad diets. “People are hopefully getting away from the crazy fad diet trend. At the end of the day, it’s about mindful eating. Eat real food, be smart and balanced.”
Curtis advises people to create vision boards of all their goals like she does for herself. “It serves as a constant reminder of how wonderful I will feel after I achieve them. Visualizing causes you to attract what you want or desire.” “Commit to something out of your com-
fort zone,” adds Pappas McKenzie. “Discomfort creates change.” So, enjoy the holidays – within reason – hydrate, plan, prepare and set realistic goals for the New Year. ■
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THE CHOLESTEROL EFFECTS OF TRANS FAT IS DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR YOUR HEART.
TRANS FAT IS CONSIDERED BY MANY DOCTORS TO BE THE WORST TYPE OF FAT YOU CAN EAT. UNLIKE OTHER DIETARY FATS, TRANS FAT — ALSO CALLED TRANS-FATTY ACIDS — BOTH RAISES YOUR LDL (“BAD”) CHOLESTEROL AND LOWERS YOUR HDL (“GOOD”) CHOLESTEROL. A diet laden with trans fat increases your risk of heart disease, the leading killer of men and women. Hereʼs some information about trans fat and how to avoid it. WHAT IS TRANS FAT?
Some meat and dairy products contain small amounts of naturally occurring trans fat. But most trans fat is formed through an industrial process that adds hydrogen to vegetable oil, which causes the oil to become solid at room temperature. This partially hydrogenated oil is less likely to spoil, so foods made with it have a longer shelf life. Some restaurants use partially hydrogenated vegetable oil in their deep fryers because it doesnʼt have to be changed as often as other oils. 84 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
BY MAYO CLINIC STAFF
TRANS FAT IN YOUR FOOD
READING FOOD LABELS
The manufactured form of trans fat, known as partially hydrogenated oil, is found in a variety of food products, including
In the United States, if a food has less than 0.5 grams of trans fat in a serving, the food label can read “0 grams trans fat”. This hidden trans fat can add up quickly, especially if you eat several servings of multiple foods containing less than 0.5 grams a serving.
Baked goods. Most cakes, cookies, pie crusts and crackers contain shortening, which is usually made from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Ready-made frosting is another source of trans fat. Snacks. Potato, corn and tortilla chips often contain trans fat. And while popcorn can be a healthy snack, many types of packaged or microwave popcorn use trans fat to help cook or ﬂavor the popcorn. Fried food. Foods that require deep frying such as french fries, doughnuts and fried chicken can contain trans fat from the oil used in the cooking process. Refrigerator dough. Products such as canned biscuits and cinnamon rolls often contain trans fat, as do frozen pizza crusts. Creamer and margarine. Nondairy coffee creamer and stick margarines also may contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
When you check the food label for trans fat, also check the foodʼs ingredient list for partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, which indicates that the food contains some trans fat, even if the amount is below 0.5 grams. Eating several portions of foods containing some trans fat can still boost your total intake of trans fat to a level high enough to affect your health. HOW LOW SHOULD YOU GO?
Trans fat, particularly the manufactured variety found in partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, appears to have no known health beneﬁt. Experts recommend keeping your intake of trans fat as low as possible. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that partially hydrogenated vegetable oil is no longer “generally recognized as safe” and should be phased out of the production of food over the next several
IF THE FATTY DEPOSITS WITHIN YOUR ARTERIES TEAR OR RUPTURE, A BLOOD CLOT MAY FORM AND BLOCK BLOOD FLOW TO A PART OF YOUR HEART, CAUSING A HEART ATTACK, OR TO A PART OF YOUR BRAIN, CAUSING A STROKE years. However, naturally-occurring trans fats will still be found in some foods.
WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT?
Foods free of trans fats arenʼt automatically good for you. Food manufacturers may have substituted other ingredients for trans fat that may not be healthy either. Some of these ingredients, such as tropical oils — coconut, palm kernel and palm oils — contain a lot of saturated fat.
HOW TRANS FAT HARMS YOU
Doctors worry about trans fat because it increases the risk for heart attacks, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Trans fat also has an unhealthy effect on your cholesterol levels — increasing your LDL and decreasing your HDL. There are two main types of cholesterol:
Saturated fat raises your total cholesterol. In a healthy diet, 20 to 35 percent of your total daily calories can come from fat — but saturated fat should account for less than 10 percent of your total daily calories.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL). LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol can build up in the walls of your arteries, making them hard and narrow. High-density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL, or “good,” cholesterol picks up excess cholesterol and takes it back to your liver.
If the fatty deposits within your arteries tear or
rupture, a blood clot may form and block blood ﬂow to a part of your heart, causing a heart attack, or to a part of your brain, causing a stroke.
Monounsaturated fat — found in olive, peanut and canola oils — is a healthier option than saturated fat. Nuts, fish and other foods containing unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids are other good choices of foods with healthy fats.
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Ways to Find Out If Your
Child Is Bullied & How to Help
WHAT TO SAY AND DO IF YOU SUSPECT BULLYING TO HELP YOUR CHILD FEEL AND BE SAFE BY D R. M ICH E LE BOR BA
I know you’ve heard about bullying, but it’s a heart-stopping moment when you know it happened to your own child. The fact is, most parents whose children were targeted by a bully admit that they were not aware. If we want to help our children, we need to be educated. We also need to learn what to ask our kids — and how to ask — in order to gather information to develop a safety plan. Studies ﬁnd that 160,000 children skip school every day because they fear being attacked or intimidated by other students. Cruel peer behaviors are no longer just on the playground but extend into cyber space. Make no mistake: those cruel, aggressive habits are learned and should never be tolerated. While you canʼt always be there to step in and protect your child, there are ways to help your son or daughter less likely be victimized in the ﬁrst place. Here are 12 things to do if you suspect or know your child is being bullied.
> WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT BULLYING GET EDUCATED
Our kids are growing up in a different world than we did and bullying has deﬁnitely changed over the decades. The ﬁrst step in helping your child is to be knowledgeable about this new kind of bullying. If your child is bullied, it means that a peer or peers are intentionally causing her pain. A bully can “attack” her victim verbally (spreading rumors, saying prejudicial comments, delivering cruel remarks, making sexual comments or gestures), physically (hitting, slamming), emotionally (excluding, humiliating, threatening, extortion, hazing), as well as electronically (via cell phone, text-messaging, email or website). 86 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
Get educated about the types and signs of bullying. Network with other parents. You might: ¢
Go to school events about the topic. Talk and then take action.
Start a book club with other parents and read books about bullying.
Bookmark new research about bullying on your computer and share it with other parents or educators.
Clip articles about bullying from your local newspaper and share with caring adults.
Suggest a speaker come to your organization, parent group or school and discuss bullying.
Hold a movie night. Go with other parents to watch Bully, Bullied to Silence or Rats to Bullies. Then talk about what you as parents, coaches, scout masters, media members, ministers, pediatricians, teachers — or whatever! – can do to reduce bullying behaviors in your community.
START THE TALK NOW
Children who are embarrassed or humiliated about being bullied are unlikely to discuss it with their parents or teachers and generally suffer in silence, withdraw and try to stay away from school. So start talking to your child about bullying before it ever happens. Tell your child you are always available and recognize it is a growing problem. Notice when other children are reporting to be bullied in your childʼs circle of friends and acquaintances, or when thereʼs an example in the media or on TV. Use it as an occasion to bring up the subject. If you suspect your child is bullied but heʼs not saying anything, open the conversation with a less-threatening question such as the ones below. Kids are often more likely to open up and share information if you start with: “What are your friends saying?” instead of “What do you think?” Then watch your childʼs response. What a child doesnʼt say is often more telling then what they say. Tune in. Keep your radar up.
pediatric report IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR CHILD IS BULLIED BUT HE’S NOT SAYING ANYTHING, OPEN THE CONVERSATION WITH A LESS-THREATENING QUESTION SUCH AS THE ONES BELOW. ¢
“I see your school has an anti-bullying policy. Do you think itʼs helping to stop bullying?”
“Bullying seems to be a hot issue in schools these days. Is it a problem at your school?”
“Do you think your teacher or school is doing all it can to stop bullying?”
“Have your teachers told you what to do if a student is bullied?”
“What do your friends say about bullying? Do you think they feel safe at school?”
“How often do you see kids bullied at your school?”
TAKE YOUR CHILD SERIOUSLY
One of the biggest parenting mistakes is to not take our kids seriously when they report bullying episodes. So reassure your child that you believe him, thank him for coming to you, and stress that you will ﬁnd a way to keep him safe.
The bully generally targets a child who cannot hold his own so there is unequal footing between the victim and the bully. Because victims do not always tell adults of their pain, you may need to dig further. So establish whether the incident was indeed bullying so you can respond in the appropriate way. Be CALM and nonjudgmental. Your job is to gather facts like a detective. You might ask:
Research ﬁnds that 49 percent of kids say theyʼve been bullied at least once or twice during the school term but only 32 percent of their parents believed them. One in two 8 to 11 year olds whose parents say they discussed their bullying troubles donʼt even remember the talk (thatʼs despite 74 percent saying teasing and bullying occur at their school). DETERMINE IF IT’S REALLY BULLYING
Your ﬁrst step to helping your child is to understand the deﬁnition of bullying. Bullying is not the same as teasing, can be friendly or unfriendly, but it is still between two peers who are usually on an “equal playing ﬁeld.” Teasing is also not the same as taunting or emotional abuse. Bullying is about a higher level of threat and abuse. Bullying is always intentional, mean-spirited, rarely happens only once and there is always a power imbalance.
“Were you or the other kid kidding?”
“Was it an accident or did he hurt you on purpose?”
“Did she mean to be mean?”
“Did he do it more than once?”
“Did he know that he was hurting you?”
“Did she care that you were sad or angry?”
“Did you tell her to stop?”
“Did he listen?”
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pediatric report IF BULLYING IS HAPPENING ON THE BUS, TELL YOUR CHILD TO SIT ACROSS FROM THE BUS DRIVER ON RIGHT SIDE OF THE BUS (AND NEVER NEAR THE BACK WHERE THE DRIVER CAN’T SEE THE PASSENGERS IN THE MIRROR). place and the same time. The incident usually also involves the same children. Bullying also generally happens in places that are not adult supervised. Those are important clues as you gather information. If you know where or when the bullying happens, youʼll be more successful at developing a safety plan for your child. You also will be better at providing the school with speciﬁc evidence about the incidents OFFER SPECIFIC TIPS FOR A PLAN OF ACTION
“Was anyone there to help you?”
“Has this happened more than once?”
“You seem to rush home to use the bathroom. Do you use the one at school?”
If your child is unsure if this is really bullying, you or your child (or together) may need to talk with witnesses to get their take. But tread carefully. Gather facts at this stage. Listen so your child or the witnesses are more likely to open up. Also, never ask a child, “What did you do to cause this?” A bullied child rarely does anything to warrant the abuse. Be supportive. Comfort. Be empathic. Your child needs an ally.
GET TO THE BOTTOM OF ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS
Kids often donʼt tell adults theyʼre being bullied: you may have to voice your concerns. Review the signs of bullying (See Warning Signs of Bullying) and then ask direct questions about the situation that concern you which may indicate bullying. ¢
“Youʼre always hungry. Have you been eating your lunch?”
“ “Your CDs are missing. Did someone take them?”
“Your jacket is ripped. Did someone do that to you?”
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Next, you need all the facts so you can help your child create a plan to stop it. Here are questions that may help you uncover whatʼs going on. ¢
“Who did this?”
“Where were you?”
“Who was there?”
“Were you alone?”
“Did anyone else see this?” “Did anyone try to help?” “Did an adult see this?”
“Has it happened before?” “How often?”
“How does it start?”
“What did you do?” “Do you think heʼll do it again?”
Your goal is to gather as much information as possible so you can develop a safety plan for your child. Chances are your child did nothing to cause the bullying incident, so refrain from blaming your child or assuming he did something to start the “attack.” Most victims spend a lifetime of guilt feeling they were the cause. Bullying almost always happens at the same
Most kids canʼt handle bullying on their own; they need your help so provide a speciﬁc plan. Your first step is to review with your child the “hot spots” and “hot times” (the places and times where the bullying usually occurs) then create a strategy to help. Youʼll have to be creative and develop a plan based on the unique situation and your child but here are possibilities: If bullying is happening on the bus, tell your child to sit across from the bus driver on right side of the bus (and never near the back where the driver canʼt see the passengers in the mirror). You could ask an older kid to watch out for your child, or offer to pick your child up from school. If the bullying happens in the restroom, tell your child to avoid using the bathroom during the recess times (which are generally unsupervised) and get a hall pass during class time. In some cases, you may need the support of the teacher. Forty-three percent of American school children fear using school restrooms because of bullying. If bullying happens on the playground, tell your child to play closer to the yard teachers. Avoid the fringe corners or near the equipment, which are harder areas for teachers to spot trouble. IDENTIFY A TRUSTING ADULT
Find an adult who can help your child when youʼre not around. It must be someone whoʼll take this seriously, protect your child, and, if necessary, keep the situation conﬁdential. It could be a secretary, teacher, neighbor, school nurse, bus driver, or even the custodian - anyone your child trusts. Preteens are far less likely to seek help. This is also the time bullying can be most intense and the victim feels trapped and isolated. The key is to help your child identify a place she can go and feel safe. Many upper-grade students tell me the school librarian is often helpful. When I asked them to explain, they say itʼs because school libraries are generally quiet (“Itʼs like a sanctuary” said one child. Another student said: “Librarians are usually strict so you canʼt talk. You walk in the library and know itʼs a place where you can breathe.” A high school girl pointed out the logical: “Bullies
pediatric report CHANCES ARE YOUR CHILD DID NOTHING TO CAUSE THE BULLYING INCIDENT, SO REFRAIN FROM BLAMING YOUR CHILD OR ASSUMING HE DID SOMETHING TO START THE “ATTACK.” usually donʼt read. So tell kids to go to the library and sit in a place near the librarian. Theyʼll watch out for you.”) . FIND A SUPPORTIVE COMPANION
Tell your child there is sometimes safety in numbers. Kids who have even one friend to conﬁde in can deal with bullying better than those on their own. Is there one kid your child can pair up with? If not, meet with the teacher or coach for a suggestion. Also, if your child is struggling with friendships skills then maybe itʼs time for a “social skills tune-up.” My book, Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me: The Top 25 Friendship Making Skills and How to Teach Them, is one source. The teacher or school counselor may have other suggestions. TEACH ASSERTIVE SKILLS
Children need practice speaking up and becoming assertive so when the moment comes that they do need to stand up to a bully, they
can. Do begin to teach your child bully-proofing strategies for kids to boost conﬁdence and provide tools to face bullies. Many children will have a difﬁcult time asserting themselves so teach your child one line to say that helps preserve dignity. If your child canʼt say it out loud, tell him to say it in his head to help counter the emotional abuse he hears from his tormentor. For instance, “I donʼt deserve this.”
ever it takes to help your child stay safe. If the bullying continues or a safety issue is involved, read: What Parents Should Do When Bullying Intensiﬁes for the next steps and how to work with your childʼs school to develop a safety plan. Donʼt give up. If your child is ever in danger, emotionally or physically, do not wait to get help.
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You may have to protect your child, so make no promises to keep things confidential. “I want to make sure you donʼt get hurt, so I canʼt guarantee I wonʼt tell. Letʼs see what we can do so this doesnʼt happen again.” MONITOR CLOSELY
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TODAY’S OB/GYN ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS I WAS TOLD NOT TO EAT CERTAIN CHEESES WHILE PREGNANT BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF LISTERIA. WHAT IS LISTERIA?
Listeria is a bacterial infection that can be contracted in pregnant and non-pregnant patients. It is a foodborne illness that causes a type of food poisoning that occurs more commonly in pregnant women (and also in people who are older and have a weaker immune system), and can be quite dangerous for pregnant women and their unborn child. WHAT TYPES OF CHEESE IS SAFE AND HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF FROM INFECTION?
Outbreaks of listeria have been found in soft, unpasteurized cheeses such as feta, blue and brie cheese, but has also been found in raw, unpasteurized milk and certain food processing plants. In addition, hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts and smoked ﬁsh can transmit listeria. Sometimes there are certain foods in which outbreaks of listeria have been identiﬁed. Your best protection is to avoid soft, unpasteurized cheese and raw milk. Cooking and pasteurization kill listeria. My rule of thumb with soft cheeses in pregnancy is not to order them in a restaurant (the waiter most likely will not know or give accurate information about whether the cheese is truly pasteurized). Prior to purchasing soft cheeses, make sure you read the label and conﬁrm that it is pasteurized. Only drink pasteurized milk and make sure cold cuts and hot dogs are steaming hot before you eat them, if at all. Pay attention to warnings and avoid foods affected by listeria outbreaks. 90 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LISTERIA?
Listeria can present with abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. These are non-speciﬁc symptoms and can be associated with viral gastroenteritis, other foodborne illnesses that are not related to listeria, and many other causes. Regardless, if you have these symptoms it is very important to call and alert your doctor. Even with the most remote chance something high risk was consumed, it can take a few days to eight weeks for symptoms to present after infection. WHAT CAN HAPPEN TO ME AND MY BABY IF I CONTRACT LISTERIA?
Pregnant women have weakened immune systems and can become very sick, and even die from this infection. Preterm labor and delivery with its risks and complications, miscarriage, brain impairment due to infection and stillborn are a signiﬁcant risk with listeria. Sepsis (the presence of harmful bacteria) in the mother and the baby, and chorioamnionitis (infection in the fetus and the membranes and ﬂuid that surround it) can be catastrophic. I’M AFRAID TO WEAR MY SEATBELT AT EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT. CAN THE PRESSURE HURT THE BABY AND IS THE BABY AT HIGHER RISK IN AN ACCIDENT WITH OR WITHOUT THE SEATBELT?
Wearing a seatbelt during all stages of pregnancy from the ﬁrst trimester until the day of delivery is of paramount importance for
by WENDY FRIED, MD, FACOG, FACS
the health of you and your baby. The pressure from the seat belt appropriately placed with the lap belt below your belly and the shoulder strap between your breasts is safe and will not cause harm, even if you take long rides and spend a lot of time in your car. It is not okay to wear only the lap belt and omit the shoulder belt; both should absolutely be used. In the event of an accident, your survival depends on that seat belt, and your baby cannot survive without you. People who wear seat belts incur less severe injuries and have less of a chance of death than those who are unrestrained. IF I AM WEARING MY SEATBELT AND HAVE AN ACCIDENT BUT HAVE NO INJURIES, SHOULD I STILL NOTIFY MY DOCTOR?
Any accident after the ﬁrst trimester of pregnancy should be reported to your doctor. Even though there may be no apparent bodily injuries, in some cases, the impact of an accident can cause a premature separation of the placenta called a placental abruption which can be dangerous for mother and baby. Symptoms of placental abruption can include cramping, contractions, severe abdominal pain and/or vaginal bleeding, but sometimes a more silent version can occur without symptoms or the symptoms may not be immediately apparent. If you have any injuries or hit your head, the doctors in the emergency room will ﬁrst evaluate and treat you. If you have no apparent injuries, you will be monitored in the labor and delivery
your yourbody body PREECLAMPSIA IS A SERIOUS CONDITION IN PREGNANCY THAT INVOLVES HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, SWELLING OF THE FEET, FACE AND HANDS, AND PROTEIN IN THE URINE. IT MOST OFTEN OCCURS NEAR TERM, BUT IT CAN ALSO OCCUR ANY TIME FROM ABOUT 20 WEEKS GESTATION. unit to check the babyʼs heart rate pattern and well-being, as well as to look for contractions that you may or may not feel. If regular contractions are picked up, or if the accident was signiﬁcant in nature, you may be kept overnight and monitored for 24 hours. If you have no signiﬁcant injuries and no contractions, you will still be monitored for up to six hours depending on your gestational age and clinical scenario. If there is any suspicion clinically or by sonogram that there is a placental abruption, hospital admission and very close surveillance (and in some more severe cases, delivery) would be indicated. SHOULD MY AIR BAGS BE DISCONNECTED DURING PREGNANCY?
No. Airbags can be lifesaving and should definitely not be disabled during pregnancy. Anything that increases the chances of your survival in pregnancy will increase the survival of the fetus. You should keep the steering wheel 10 to 12 inches from your chest. WHAT IS PREECLAMPSIA OR TOXEMIA OF PREGNANCY?
Preeclampsia is a serious condition in pregnancy that involves high blood pressure, swelling of the feet, face and hands, and protein in the urine. It most often occurs near term, but it can also occur any time from about 20 weeks gestation (rare to happen this early though) to two weeks after delivery. There is a wide spectrum of severity of this disease that can ﬂuctuate from very mild/barely perceptible cases to severe/life threatening cases. Because it is most common in the last few weeks of pregnancy, we see patients weekly in the last month to check for silent elevations in blood pressure, swelling in the feet, face and hands that is not consistent with normal pregnancyrelated swelling, and we dip the urine to check for excess protein. Acute weight gain (water weight) can also be a sign. ARE THERE ANY SYMPTOMS YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SUGGEST PREECLAMPSIA?
Preeclampsia can be asymptomatic or may present with headache, blurry vision, nausea, and vomiting or epigastric pain. Any of these symptoms in pregnancy, especially when associated with high blood pressure, swelling and protein in the urine, should prompt an immediate investigation. MY DOCTOR DREW BLOOD BECAUSE I WAS SWOLLEN AND HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AT 36 WEEKS. WHAT IS HE LOOKING FOR?
There are certain laboratory parameters reviewed when we are suspicious for a diag-
nosis of preeclampsia. There is no truly diagnostic test, and this condition requires evaluating a constellation of clinical parameters, physical ﬁndings and laboratory tests. In general, blood tests can show a higher blood count than expected because of a decrease in the normal expansion of blood volume with this disease, low platelet count and elevations of uric acid and liver function tests. WHAT WILL MY DOCTOR DO IF I AM DIAGNOSED WITH PREECLAMPSIA?
The management of preeclampsia is very individualized and rests on many factors which include the severity of the disease and the gestational age of the patient. If the patient is diagnosed around her due date with a mild form of preeclampsia, delivery by induction of labor is indicated. Preeclampsia in and of itself is not an indication for cesarean section. If no other contraindications to a vaginal delivery exist, that route is planned. If the patient has a mild disease but is quite remote from term, maturation of the fetal lungs with steroids and observation with admission to the hospital is warranted. The patient is monitored closely and if any signs or symptoms of severe disease (blood pressures, HELLP syndrome, other severe symptoms) occur, we move to delivery even if the baby is premature. When signiﬁcant preeclampsia is diagnosed, administration of IV magnesium sulfate is given as a preventative measure to decrease the chances of the mother having a seizure. WHAT IS HELLP SYNDROME?
HELLP is a very severe form of preeclampsia that stands for HEmolysis (blood cells break down), eLevation in liver function tests and Low Platelets. This condition is very risky and often requires prompt delivery to prevent catastrophic consequences for mother and baby, even if the pregnancy is premature. WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR PREECLAMPSIA?
Extremes of age (very young and very old mothers), prior history of high blood pressure, kidney disease, twins or triplets, women with lupus or diabetes and women who are having a ﬁrst baby are most at risk. Many cases of preeclampsia, however, occur in patients who have no risk factors so we are vigilant about all pregnant patients and screen them at every prenatal visit.
IF I HAD PREECLAMPSIA WITH MY FIRST PREGNANCY, AM I HIGHER RISK FOR MY SECOND? CAN I TAKE ANY PREVENTATIVE MEASURES?
Women who have had preeclampsia in the past are deﬁnitely at higher risk in subsequent pregnancies and should be followed closely. Most of the time, these women will not contract it in the next pregnancy but are at a higher risk than women never diagnosed. In addition, there is strong evidence that administration of an 81mg baby aspirin daily in the next pregnancy (or even in the ﬁrst pregnancy if there are risk factors) can remarkably cut the risk of preeclampsia. WHAT CAN PREECLAMPSIA LEAD TO AND WHY IS IT DANGEROUS?
Preeclampsia can lead to life-threatening complications for the mother. Blood pressure can spiral out of control leading to maternal stroke, brain bleeds and death. Preeclampsia can lead to eclampsia which is a seizure that can also be life-threatening. Severe preeclampsia leading to HELLP syndrome can cause liver capsule rupture, low platelets and excessive bleeding and death. DURING PREGNANCY, THE DOCTOR FOUND GROUP B STREP IN MY URINE. DO I NEED TO BE TREATED?
Group B strep urinary tract infections should be treated in pregnancy and are usually sensitive to penicillins which are safe in pregnancy (there are safe alternatives for those allergic to penicillins as well). You will also need to be treated when your water breaks or are in active labor with IV penicillin. The group B strep UTI shows that the genital tract is colonized with the bacteria which could be passed to the baby at the time of delivery, causing a serious infection if prophylactic antibiotics are not given in labor. WHEN IS THE VAGINAL STREP CULTURE TAKEN IN PREGNANCY?
A routine vaginal/rectal swab is routinely taken at 35 weeks of gestation. If positive, we do not treat at that time but wait until active labor or ruptured membranes occur. Oral antibiotics do not eliminate genital tract colonization with group B strep. We would not expect the baby to be at risk until active labor or the rupture of membranes; intravenous antibiotics would be recommended at that time. ■ Dr. Wendy Fried is an ob/gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology in New Hyde Park and can be reached at 516.365.6100.
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IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT THE NEW CROP OF MANHATTAN HOT
spots includes top quality chophouses and celebrity-infused power scenes, but the latest destination eateries also capitalize on the high-low trend, boast incredibly unique (and totally Instagram worthy) cocktails, include a long list of eclectic ethnic bites, and there’s even an “avocado” dessert that actually tastes fantastic. There’s something for everyone – or at least for those that plan ahead and make reservations.
credited with popularizing molecular gastronomy. While you can order a la carte, we suggest opting for either three or five cocktail flights with food pairings; that’s right, cocktails get main billing here so this isn’t the place to go if you’re ravenously hungry. Don’t forget to check out the speakeasyesque sister bar, The Oﬃce, inside The Aviary. Note, in keeping with the hotel’s zen reputation, The Aviary is calm and refined, which is perfect because you’ll want to be able to discuss all the crazy concoctions making their way to your table.
Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle 212-805-8800, aviarynyc.com It goes without saying that this spot – located on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental and overlooking Central Park – has an epic view. We’re talking no Instagram filter needed. What is surprising is that the menu holds its own against its surroundings (seriously, everything is worth a picture). The Aviary is an iteration of the Chicago original of the same name, oft considered one of the best cocktail bars in America. It also comes our way by the same team behind Chicago’s Alinea, the restaurant
THE GRILL/THE POOL
99 East 52nd Street 212-375-9003, thegrillnewyork.com Few people this year had as many eyes on them as the Major Food Group when they opened their Four Seasons revamp. Now called The Grill and The Pool, they’ve succeeded in recapturing the power scene and on point service of the original, though the food, given sky high prices, fails to live up to expectations. Those familiar with the original space won’t notice many sweeping changes, though the restaurant
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Empellon Midtown: Evan Sung; The Pool: Scott Frances; The Grill: Adrian Gaut; The Aviary: Christian Seel
The dim gold-tinted lighting
AT MERAKIA IS ABOUT AS COMPLEXION-FLATTERING AS IT GETS #PERFECTDATENIGHT group is in hot water after making some seemingly innocuous and unapproved alterations (i.e., a new lobby desk to the landmarked space). The big diﬀerence is that the restaurant is now divided into two separate entities with their own separate menus. The Grill features a formidable steak-heavy menu while The Pool (located in, you guessed it, the former Pool Room) focuses on seafood. If you want to impress well, anyone, this is where you go. Plan ahead as reservations are diﬃcult to come by and be prepared to spend; any spot that includes caviar service comes with a hefty price tag. For a piece of the experience without a reservation, head to the mezzanine-level Pool Lounge which overlooks the restaurant. The cocktail bar/lounge is spacious and comfortable to sit at and, in addition to small bites, they have a long list of both cocktails and wines by the glass. Not open at the time of print, a third restaurant, The Lobster Club, is slated to open on the lower level. MERAKIA: GREEK MOUNTAINTHIEF SPITHOUSE + STEAK
5 West 21st Street 212-380-1950, merakia.com Strangest name ever for a restaurant? Maybe - but you won’t care when you see this stunning space. Given the Greek folklore inspiration behind the name, the focus here is fittingly on grilled and cooked meats, but fish and vegetarian dishes are surprisingly well executed (and plentiful). Note
the restaurant’s tongue-and-check approach to vegetarian dishes like Greek chopped salad are categorized under Rabbit Food. The overall feel here is rustic but very chic (think luxe Swiss chalet) with high-ceilings, antiqued mirrors and brick walls. The dim gold-tinted lighting is about as complexion-flattering as humanly possible (#perfectdatenight). Aside from the main dining area, there’s a marble slab top bar, a front café with doors to the street and a glass encased wine room flanking the bustling open kitchen where diners can see “la rotisserie,” a giant oven where whole animals are being roasted. (continued next page)
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34 East 20th Street, 212-505-3420, nurnyc.com There are plenty of good reasons why Chef Meir Adoni is one of the biggest names in Israeli cuisine. Now, with the opening of Nur, he’s proving stateside that there’s a lot more to Middle Eastern fare than street-meat shawarma and falafel. Everything at Nur is elevated and focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients while using Middle Eastern staples; tahini, eggplant, sheep’s yogurt and fresh herbs. The influence also spills over to the cocktails, which include libations made with Arak, cardamom and harissa. Nur was opened with the help of Breads Bakery owner Gadi Peleg meaning you’d be remiss not to carb load here. Breads include kubaneh (challahlike Yeminite bread), Jerusalem sesame bagel (it’s huge) made with za’atar, sumac and olive oil, honey and garlic challah finished with cured onion and crème fraiche and qatayef (crispy, savory Syrian pancakes). Don’t forget the date doughnuts! As for the noise level in typical Israeli-style, it’s bustling.
113 Jane Street, 212-255-4143, oldrosenyc.com If you liked the too cool for school vibes at Café Gitane, you’ll be delighted to see that menu aside, not all that much has changed at Old Rose, the new restaurant at the Jane Hotel where Café Gitane used to be. There’s a similar frill-free decor and relatively aﬀordable menu and while given the surroundings, people tend to get dressed up when they’re dining here although you don’t need to. The buzzed-about dish is the vodka sauce and Stracchino cheese pie baked in a gas-fired deck oven and the house-baked sourdough. Old Rose is run by the same team behind the Jane Ballroom and rooftop, the perfect spots to burn oﬀ all those Italian carbs.
215 Chrystie Street 646-609-9100, publichotels.com Located in Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel, Public Kitchen is the latest hot spot from serial restaurateur-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten who is also behind Public’s lobby and rooftop bars; a club-like cocktail bar called Diego, the enclosed outdoor terrace Bowery Garden and Café Louis. There’s also a performance arts space called “Public Arts” in the basement. After taking the requisite photo at Public’s neon escalators, start your night oﬀ
510 Madison Avenue, 212-858-9365, empellon.com The Empellón empire has expanded in a major way. After the success of Mexican-inspired restaurants Empellón Taqueria and Empellón Al Pastor, chef/owner Alex Stupak has opened the comparatively massive Empellón Midtown, we’re talking an 8,000 square-foot, bi-level, 150seat space. Chef Stupak, who was formerly the pastry chef at WD-50, delivers on both the sweet and savory fronts; that’s right, this is a Mexican spot where you’ll actually want to order dessert (or two or three). Among the standouts are ice cream tacos and a trompe l’oeil avocado dessert that you’ll have to see and taste to believe (remember the chef ’s molecular gastronomy pedigree). As for the atmosphere, any place that serves masterfully prepared dishes alongside margaritas has lively and
Nur was opened with the help of Breads Bakery owner Gadi Peleg meaning you’d be REMISS NOT TO CARB LOAD HERE. BREADS INCLUDE KUBANEH (CHALLAH-LIKE YEMINITE BREAD) AND JERUSALEM SESAME BAGELS
at Public Kitchen where the menu oﬀers a little bit of everything including meat dishes like soy-garlic steak, grilled fish, pasta and the kind of highbrow pizzas Vongerichten popularized at ABC Kitchen (black truﬄe, farm egg) before making your way to the scene-y Diego or the open-yearround rooftop bar. 96 | WINTER 2017 woodbury
fun written all over it. Luckily at Empellón Midtown that doesn’t also entail obscenely loud noise levels.
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food fanatic NEW AND NOTEWORTHY For the nights you’re looking to go more athleisure than mini dress, check-out these chef-driven trendy but casual spots. SUSHI KATSUEI
357 6th Avenue 212-462-0039, sushikatsuei.com Sushi Katsuei oﬀers a minimalist and diminutive (10-seat bar and 26-seat dining room) setting for enjoying an exceedingly well-priced omakase (including a $24 lunch option). COTE
16 West 22nd Street 212-401-7986, cotenyc.com Fun, casual and interactive, Cote is a Korean barbeque spot helmed by Simon Kim, owner of Michelin-starred Piora. Aside from the option of cooking your own meat tableside, Cote oﬀers Korean classics like bibimbap. PINCH CHINESE
177 Prince Street 212-328-7880, pinchchinese.com Beeline here for out-of-this-world soup
dumplings and an upbeat vibe. Aside from the main dining room, they also have a lounge. JEJU NOODLE BAR
679 Greenwich Street 646-666-0947, jejunoodlebar.com A ramyun shop (Korea’s answer to Japanese ramen) from a Per Se alum, there are already Michelin talks for Jeju. Also worth noting, Jeju has no servers! Cooks bring food directly to patrons. NOM WAH TU
22 Orchard Street, 212-219-8785, nomwah.com Dim Sum is transformed from brunch to bar food with highbrow twists like shrimp and snow pea leaf dumplings with blood orangekefir lime oil. Vegan and vegetarian options as well as small and large dishes are oﬀered and nothing is priced over $14.95.
198 East 11th Street 646-747-6635, martinapizzeria.com Danny Meyer is on a roll this year and it’s not with foie gras burgers. He’s opened not one but three new spots, the most notable being his quick-casual pizza and snack spot, Martina. He also has a new coffee spot, Caffé Marchio, and wine bar, Vini e Fritti. LEGASEA SEAFOOD BRASSERIE IN MOXY TIME SQUARE HOTEL
485 7th Avenue 212-268-1888, legaseany.com From the TAO team, Legasea is a more tourist and wallet-friendly take on the mega group’s other spots and features a variety of health-minded dishes. Moxy also unveils a new Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge and Bar Moxy. ■
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