Archive for July, 2013

A Conversation with President Clinton

Clinton Global Initiative Meeting on Boosting U.S. Economy

By Trish Regan I was in Chicago for the third annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting where the focus was on restoring growth to our economy. Bloomberg TV was the exclusive broadcaster from the event and, while there, I had the opportunity to speak with the creator of the event himself, Former President of the United […]


Jill Rappaport: A Voice for the Animals

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By Gunjan Sewhani and Anna Ryan Photography by Getty Images/Andrew Walker Jill Rappaport, the award-winning Animal Advocate and Correspondent at NBC’s The Today Show and Nightly News, started her luminous career in journalism over two decades ago on the West Coast as an “entertainment reporter.” She says (only half-jokingly) “I went from the red carpet […]


Luis D. Ortiz: A Newfound Love

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By Anna Ryan Co-starring in the Bravo television series, Million Dollar Listing, 26-year-old Luis D. Ortiz truly climbed the ladder of success when he got into the business of real estate. While real estate may not have been his first passion, Luis demonstrates that there may be something better out there to fall in love […]


Shohreh Aghdashloo’s Road to Success

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By Christopher A. Pape & Anna Ryan With a voice reminiscent of Kathleen Turner and as beautiful as a Persian queen, Shohreh Aghdashloo has roared onto the Hollywood scene. If you think she did so by a fluke, you would be wrong. It was only through hard work and perseverance that she honed her skills […]


Rhinebeck

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


Le Sereno: The Supermodel Hotel of St. Barths

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By George Wayne If you are the astute jetrosexual on the prowl for a supermodel binge, have we got the destination point for you! It turns out that this is one of the best kept secrets of St. Barthelemy – that 25 square kilometers of rugged terrain in the French West Indies which the glamour […]


Picturesque Provence

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By Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert Have high airfares and complicated connections put the kibosh on your jaunt to the south of France? If only it were possible to wake up in New York and have dinner in Provence without breaking the bank. XL Airways France must have heard our prayers. It’s the only carrier offering […]


Glamour in the South of France

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By Hillary Latos Every year the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix are the unofficial rites of passage for the international jet set; the festival serves as a transition from spring to summer and attracts Hollywood royalty and actual royalty alike, movie moguls and titans of industry, and playboys and aspiring starlets. They […]


Captivating Cartagena

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By Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert The recent launch of Jet Blue’s direct flights from JFK to Cartagena is great news for New Yorkers. Now jetsetters and all aficionados of vibrant, romantic locales can travel seamlessly to this favorite haunt of well-heeled Latin Americans in just over four hours. Colombia’s most popular vacation destination boasts a […]


Hotel Chinzanso: An Oasis in Tokyo

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By Gunjan Sewhani Honor Dargan of the U.K. Telegraph puts it perfectly when he states: “Tokyo has an energy that’s hard to put your finger on. It’s not overt. It’s not in your face. But there’s an intangible fizzle and crackle in the air that makes this place breathe.” As a New Yorker, I crave […]


Phantstic Philadelphia

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By Anna Ryan Whether you’re on business or family vacation, Philadelphia offers a variety of luxury hotels, fine dining and attractions you won’t want to miss. So take a step into the City of Brotherly Love and explore all that this city has to offer.


Top Beaches of the East Coast

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By Gunjan Sewhani Rarely a day goes by that I don’t feel blessed to live in New York City — whether it is the easy convenience of the grocery store down the block that is open 24/7, or the ability to hail a cab with a wave of a hand, reasons to be in love […]


A Revolutionary Tour of Central Virginia: The Homes of Jefferson and Monroe and the Home Battle Field

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By Demetra M. Pappas July 4th invites educational travel for adults as well as families.  While my idea of educational travel started with graduate school, a road trip (or easy Amtrak journey) provides for both. This Central Virginia Presidential Home and “Home Battle Field” plan of battle suits either way.


The Spa at Trump Soho

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By Anna Ryan The people of New York City are always in a hurry. It’s a never ending cycle of waking up early, going to work, attending meetings, eating dinner then going to bed. The hustle and bustle of the city never dies, and by the end of the day, everyone is exhausted.  What is […]


Paradise Found: The Village Latch Inn

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By Isaiah Negron The understated chic of the historic Village Latch Inn in Southampton made it a favorite of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, who championed both the preservation and restoration of the White House and the turn of the century “cottages” on the East End where she summered as child. Jackie admired the architecture of the […]


Peconic County: Just a Myth?

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By Jerry Kremer There are all kinds of events that take place over an anticipated period of time. Locusts are usually on the way every seven years. The Cicada bug makes an appearance every 17 years. Halley’s Comet is said to flash through the skies every 86 years. And just about once every ten years […]


Eat A Meal with Natasha or Dance the Pounds Off with Imelda

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By Barry Bassis What’s with all the plays with Russian titles this past season? There was “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” “Nikolai and the Others,” and “Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet of 1812.” The last one is a musical based on part of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” and is being performed in […]


American Music (and Musicians) For The Ages

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By Barry Bassis We all know that great music lasts forever, but some musicians seem to live, and even perform, into their old age. When a new CD, “Magic 101,” arrived from Frank Wess, I immediately checked for the date of the recording, assuming it must have been made decades ago. Yet, the session took […]


The Impact of Social Media on the Business of Real Estate

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Every month, more than 700 billion minutes are spent on Facebook. Every week, one billion tweets are posted on Twitter. Every minute, 925 iPhones and 103 Blackberry devices are sold. Wow! Social media, internet/mobile marketing and instant communication have taken over, and are here to stay in a big way.


Children & Technology

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By Dr. Jo Webber Children are still often times the most tech savvy in the house.  Mobile Internet, for example, is a swiftly evolving technology and its fastest adopters are children.  In fact, in a recent survey by Piper Jaffrey we learn that the no one uses the mobile Internet more than the under 18 year […]


Paws n’ Silk

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By Nalini Leilan How do you feel when you don’t get a good night’s sleep? Lack of sleep can take a toll on your health and overall wellbeing—our pets are no different!


Dr. Kenneth Mark – Cosmetic Dermatologist

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By Aleksandra Milicevic “I am not a bit vain,” said the Story Girl,  “It is not vanity to know your own good points. It would just be stupidity if you didn’t. It’s only vanity when you get puffed up about them. “ Excerpt from The Story Girl written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1911.


Edward Alava – The DOG Store

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By Isaiah Negron New York City’s premier dog groomer Edward Alava has redefined what it means to have your dog cared for and pampered, whether you’re a proud “parent” or a celebrity like Blake Lively who brings her beloved Maltipoo Penny. From the age of 16 in his native San Francisco, Alava would drive to […]


Sara Mearns – Dancing Outside the Box

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By Phil Chan • Produced By Joe Alexander New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Sara Mearns joined the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, to perform “A Dancers Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky.”  The avant-garde work blended music with ballet, live animation, video, puppetry, and circus arts. Born in South Carolina, Mearns began training […]


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