Alexa Ray Joel, Notice Her

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By Christopher A. Pape  |  Photography by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Styling by Caitlin Monahan
Location: Bolton & Watt
Hair by Angelo David Pisacreta for Angelo David Salon
Makeup by Laura Mitchell for Angelo David Salon | DIOR Beauty
Jewelery by Margo Manhattan, Virgins, Saints & Angels, Brooklyn Heavy Metal & SCHO Jewelry

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The daughter of two legendary New Yorkers, she’s fast becoming a musical icon for her generation. Gracious, well-spoken and not to mention, extraordinarily beautiful, Alexa Ray Joel is the new IT girl of the city’s music scene.

The only child of award-winning musician Billy Joel and supermodel, Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray is thriving as both a musician and as an arbitrator of taste. And it isn’t luck that has propelled her this far – it’s hard work, talent and perseverance. It shouldn’t be surprising then that her career is destined to explode and turns her into a household name – one as big as her parents.

Queen Mary 2 – Holidays on the High Seas

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By Joe Alexander

After decades of spending Thanksgiving in America, I decided it was time to create a memorable moment for my family and have our turkey on the high seas. The Empire State Building was lit red to commemorate the occasion when three majestic ocean liners, Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2, gathered in New York harbor before sailing past the Statute of Liberty under a dazzling fireworks display. This unique event is called a Cunard Royal Rendezvous. I decided to choose one Queen on which to make the most iconic of all sea faring trips, a transatlantic voyage over the holidays.

Like Your Beautiful Sister

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By Christopher A. Pape

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

The Russians Have It

Up and coming model, Pavel Zaretsky, wears the latest designs by Olga Plenkina. Both are natives of Russia and are making a splash on the international scene. With grace and polish Ogla presents works that are sensual and sleek for the modern man and woman. Ogla’s collections can be found at: ogla-plenkina.com Photographer: Dmitry Basharov…

Deck the Halls: Lenox, Where Entertaining is @

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By Isaiah Negron

Christmas is a time for family, friends, fun and food. While the idea of planning a holiday party may seem daunting at first, a festive Christmas table can actually be assembled with great ease.  Lenox, America’s foremost tabletop and giftware brand, along with their entertaining expert Andrea Correale, have teamed up to create a dazzling holiday arrangement, sure to make your season brighter. Here, Andrea and Lenox, “Where Entertaining is @” have presented their top new ideas to celebrate this timeless tradition.

Creating Christmas Cheer

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By John Friia

New York at Christmas is a special time of year. Crowds gather around the big tree in Rockefeller Center, gaze at the iconic window displays and discover new Christmas shops that put anyone into a cheerful mood. Yet it could also be a stressful time of the year when it is time to decorate your home, because carrying a Christmas tree through the subway and streets of New York isn’t the most joyful thing to do. Trying to find a solution to this problem I discovered SoHo Trees that took the stress away by decorating my apartment and allowed me to fully enjoy the wonderful season.

Resident Alien

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By George Wayne

So I packed the Porsche Design Luggage one recent long weekend and took a “Staycation” to one of this city›s greatest neighborhoods – Battery Park City.  There GW took up a four day residence at the simply chic and exquisite Conrad Hotel all the way down at 102 North End. It was the very same weekend as I unpacked the designer luggage that early evening from the gorgeously chic executive Suite 1436 as GW uncorked the complimentary Veuve Clicquot; the boys a few blocks east on Wall Street had much to celebrate too, having pushed the boundaries of the Dow Jones Industrial to historic, record highs well beyond 16,000.