Archive for August, 2013

Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos Resident’s staff has scrounged the city and here you have it: some of our favorite restaurants for this fall. Whether you crave a simple cheeseburger, a luxurious steak dinner with the boys, or a boozy ladies’ brunch, we have the spot for you. Food, glamour and a range of cuisines, this list […]


Mayoral Candidate John Catsimatidis: A True New Yorker

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By Gunjan J. Sewhani Photography by Getty Images/Andrew Walker Margo Catsimatidis welcomes us into an apartment that spans the entire floor of a classic Fifth Avenue building. The apartment is cozily reminiscent of a home that has been nurtured by a family for generations. Knick-knacks and framed photographs line the walls and daintily stand atop […]


Off the Beaten Path in Kenya

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By Sarah Sekula Click, clack. Click, clack. I awoke from a dead sleep and sprang to my feet. It was the unfamiliar sound of hooves on the cobblestone pathway outside of my tent. By the sound of it, I immediately ruled out soft-footed lions, elephants and hippos.


Tamara Magel Designs Projects That Inspire

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This dining room was designed for a modern, yet rustic Hampton’s house on the beach. As the client’s primary residence, I aimed to combine the chic sophistication of year-round living along with natural elements of the surrounding beach and farmland.


Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

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By Anna Ryan Starting the restaurant in Dallas, Texas, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House has successfully grown all over the country in “the most exciting and vibrant cities.” Any New Yorkers wanting to enjoy fine dining should take a trip to Del Frisco’s located on Avenue of the Americas right by the Rockefeller Center.


The Reefs Resort & Club

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By Anna Ryan To many, Bermuda is the “Jewel of the Atlantic.” With pink sandy beaches, limestone cliffs and turquoise-colored water, it makes for the perfect vacation getaway. Because the sun and Gulf warm the atmosphere, Bermuda is free from the dreaded tropical heat. A rich and diverse culture is evident with West Africa and […]


A Taste of Wildwood

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By W. A. Muller


Sheraton Sand Key Resort

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By Anna Ryan Escape to paradise under the Florida sunshine at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort located at Clearwater Beach. Here you will have an experience that will bring you back for your next vacation.


A Room with a View

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By Christopher A. Pape & Anna Ryan One of my favorite games growing up was Word Association. Everyone knows the rules and they hardly bear repeating. I think of myself as quite good at the game so it came as a surprise to me during my visit at Sedona, Arizona the word most frequently on […]


Unsurpassed views of Central Park

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By Linette Semino Central Park’s real estate dominance is known worldwide; the neighborhoods surrounding this legendary park supply luxurious residential properties with price tags surpassing the $20 million mark.  Today, a trophy penthouse on Fifth Avenue is on the market for an astonishing $125 million. These high-priced trophy residences are fixtures in the luxury real […]


DJ Alex Cecil: Clawing His Way To The Top

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By Isaiah Negron Hot DJ Alex Cecil is a prime example of taking a leap of faith and following your passions in life. While growing up on the Upper East Side in New York City, he explored his artistic side, taking up the cello in the 2nd grade. “I was talented at it, but it […]


Rockin’ Wellness: Mike Wall & Seth Luker

By Isaiah Negron “Health is Cool” is the mantra of Seth Luker and Mike Wall the co-founders of Rockin’ Wellness Whole Body Nutrition Shake.  Starting from a small commercial kitchen in Bellmore, Long Island this dynamic duo created a nutritious blend for their shake from the world’s finest super foods. If you like chocolate this drink […]


Jessica Lichtenstein’s Peep Show

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By Joe Alexander Looking at the art of Jessica Lichtenstein, one is transported into an imaginary world of childlike hedonism.  The colors bombard you with a familiar sense of happiness, the thick acrylic glimmers back at you like a diamond on display, and the girls well…they smile at you, seducing you from behind an optical […]


Fahad Ghaffar: Financier Re-envisions Trump Property In Puerto Rico

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By Isaiah Negron Entrepreneur and finance wunderkind Fahad Ghaffar is reaching new heights by creating an empire of private yet affordable luxury properties. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2005 with a degree in finance, Ghaffar took a job in investment banking. As he built solid relationships with important players in the financial […]


Michelle-Marie Heinemann: A Family Story

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By Anna Ryan As a mother in New York City, life can be hectic, but Michelle-Marie Heinemann has it under control. Not only is she a wife and mother of two, but she’s also an expressionist painter, involved with multiple charities and an avid equestrian. But it doesn’t stop there, she’s also opening a high-end […]


Paige Davis: A New Yorker Gives Back To Her Beloved City

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By Gunjan J. Sewhani Resident sat down with Paige Davis, a transplanted New Yorker who has turned her passion for one of the most quintessential New York phenomena, Broadway, into a means for helping the city’s children in need. And what great timing it was: our August issue is all about the “back-to-school” season. Paige […]


Nantucket

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By Kitty Pilgrim There are normal beach communities, and then there is Nantucket. Of course there are common joys to all seaside places—a pleasurable day spent riding the surf, the “ahhh” of that first stretch-out on the hot sand, a dripping ice cream cone in the afternoon sun, and the lovely taste of seafood in […]


The Hamptons in the City

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Christopher Fischer Cashmere is all about being innovative and setting new trends. His pieces below are great transition pieces for the Upper Eastside customer who may have spent their summer in the Hamptons or elsewhere on a beach. They are stylish and sophisticated, but also have a penchant for luxurious comfort.  These are recommendations directly […]


La Dolce Vita in Wildwood N.J.

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By W. A. Muller Give the La Dolce Vita lifestyle at Little Italy in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey.  If you’re ever in the mood for mouthwatering Italian delicacies then look no further than this beloved establishment. Owned and operated by Chef Giovanni Sanzone and his wife Sandy, the restaurant has been serving customers for over […]


Lido Beach Resort

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By Anna Ryan ummer is slowly coming to an end and it’s that time of year to finally go on your long awaited summer vacation. So pack your bags, head out to Lido Beach Resort and get ready for a summer getaway you will be sure to enjoy!


Hampton Classic Horse Show – Celebrities, Families & Fans Cheer Olympians

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By Sydney Masters The 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show opens in Bridgehampton on August 25th and ends with the glamorous Grand Prix Lunch on Sunday September 1st.  This $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier attracts Olympians and World Champions to its high jumps and blazingly fast rounds.


Gradisca Ristorante: An Italian Delight

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By Jeanine Zelkas Evidence of a former incarnation is written all over the walls of Gradisca, with old framed posters advertising the various jazz and cabaret acts that once performed at the 70‘s nightclub known as Reno Sweeney.  Soft jazz music playing in the background, rustic highlights, candlelit tables, low ceilings, and a combination of […]


Teaching Dog Safety

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


The College Admissions Process

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By Anna Ryan Not that long ago I began the lengthy and tedious process of applying to many different colleges in hopes I would be accepted into my number one choice. While the process of applying and waiting for a response may be daunting, it’s really not that bad. As I discuss what I went […]


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