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By George Wayne

I knew when I was asked to cohost a fabulous fashion week luncheon with the iconic nutty (and legendary) supermodel Janice Dickinson that this would be one fabulous afternoon filled with mirth, catty quips galore and one for the ages.  Sure enough, the nutty 70s queen of the catwalk did not disappoint. GW and his cohosts including of course your esteemed Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Pape, the holistic spa queen, Cygalle Dias, and the emerging up and coming music producer, Evan Zampella, spent the most divine afternoon meeting and greeting beautiful male models with names likes: Matthew Addison, Harrison Quinn and Derek Keene and uptown girls, such as: Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin and divorce attorney par excellence, Nicole Noonan.

Soak Up Mendoza’s Luxury Spas

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By Nora Walsh

As the world begins to discover Mendoza, Mendoza begins to discover the art of luxury hospitality. For years, the region has been wooing travelers from around the world with its lush, full-bodied red wines. Today, Mendoza’s finest hotels are blossoming in the realm of relaxation by offering more than just a coveted glass of vino. Two luxury properties, Entre Cielos and Cavas Wine Lodge, offer world-class spa experiences designed to renew and revive.

Rancho la Puerta

By Joe Alexander Rancho la Puerta is not only the oldest spa in North America, it is arguably the best. Located 45 miles from San Diego in pastoral Tecate, Mexico, it attracts Madonna, Governor Jerry Brown, Kate Winslet, Arianna Huffington, Claudia Schiffer, Bill Moyers, Alicia Silverstone, Erica Jong and Oprah Winfrey. Ricki Lake, who utilized…

Five Ways to Empower Your Kids This School Year

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

The world children grow up in today is vastly different than the one many of us remember from our own childhoods – especially in New York City. As parents today, we want more for our children than just academic and career success, we want them to believe in themselves, lead positive, purposeful, rewarding lives and grow to become the best possible version of themselves. However, with their schedules jam packed with extracurricular activities, technology at their fingertips and a whole new breed of school bully, it is easy for a child living in New York City to feel powerless in their own life. It’s more important now than ever to empower children by giving them the tools they need to develop their own identity and the personal strength to achieve their goals and become their own role models for positive living.

Design Projects That Inspire

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By Tamara Magel

This living space was designed with two thoughts in mind, to juxtapose various hues of black and white without it being so literal and to create depth. The wall-unit created exclusively in the Tamara Magel furniture shop is a bleached oak that keeps an airy, open space in this sun-filled room. For a deeper aesthetic, the metal shelves monochromatically contrast the light oak; incorporating an outlet for decor without subtracting space and substituting the requirement of hanging wall art.

Fall Getaways

By Hillary Latos and Jennifer Pelaez

Now that summer has officially paved the way for fall, there isn't a better time to take advantage of weekend travel that fall has to offer. Whether its taking in the glorious New England fall foliage, or taking in some Indian summer sunshine in Florida, in just a few short hours by plane or car, you can be transported into a different world for a fraction of the price of summer travel making the best time of the year to travel.

Cognac’s Corner Coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is New York City's largest fashon media event.  The famous event takes place twice a year during late winter in February and September at Lincoln Center.   The event provides top fashion designers an international platform to showcase their collections to over 100,000 industry insiders from around the globe, including buyers, editors, retailers, celebrities and VIPs.  The event features more than 80 designer shows in one week.  it is known as the premier event worldwide where style, beauty, supermodels, and celebrities come together to celebrate the best in the fashion world.

Mario Cantone: An Artist Who Fits No Mold

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By Gunjan J. Sewhani

Photography by GETTY IMAGES/Andrew Walker

When Mario Cantone is asked about the genesis of his career, he can’t really pinpoint how it all started—for a couple of seconds he lists various mediums and platforms he had as a budding artist: “There’s Broadway…and standup comedy… and….” he trails off and, after a bit, resigns. Finally, he reveals: “You know, it’s really all just about the audience.”