Archive for September, 2013

25 New Yorkers I’d Like to Know Better… And Why!

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By Christopher A. Pape (In No Particular Order) Jonathan Tisch – for his Superbowl XLVIII tickets Richard Johnson – to be featured in his new gossip column in the NY Post Ronald Perelman – so that I can say I’m friends with a billionaire Lachlan Cartwright – to get mentioned in his Daily News column, […]


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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. […]


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 […]


Rancho la Puerta

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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 […]


Aeolian Islands – Jetsetters, Fashion Designers, Volcanoes

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By Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert Fashion designers, jetsetters and aficionados of stunning nature are flocking to the Aeolian Islands, a volcanic archipelago located off the coast of northern Sicily. Jutting out of the Tyrrhenian Sea, these pearls of the Mediterranean are a Unesco World Heritage Site. The isles are named for Aeolus, the keeper of […]


Traveler’s Guide to the 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival

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By Christopher A. Pape The 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival takes place Thursday, October 10, 2013 through Monday, October 14, 2013 and will showcase some of the hottest movies this fall, many of which made their big screen debuts earlier this year at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals.


Restaurant Roundup

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By Hilary Latos Resident’s staff has scavenged 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Fall Getaways

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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 […]


Resident in the Daily News 9/23

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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, […]


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 […]


Awards Watch

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By Norah Lawlor The fall film festival circuit kicks off with the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival this September 5, 2013 – September 15, 2013; I sat down with the leading New York film critics to get a clearer picture of the upcoming awards season’s major contenders. From period dramas to biopics, sci-fi flicks […]


Laos: All My Souls

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By Michèle Gerber Klein My French colonial house on the Aman resort is all elegance with long French windows and hand woven fabrics of silk, cotton and gold. In the back garden my private swimming pool is filled with vermillion rose petals and water that’s Ah! The temperature of my skin. Laos, at the confluence […]


Skin of the City – Photographs by Augustin Doublet

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By Mikhail Poloskin Recently we came out to see a solo show, Skin of the City, by a French photographer and artist Augustin Doublet. His works capture the grit and the everyday hum of the city, both showing its incredible diversity and its profound propensity for transformation. His images grasp both the everyday and the […]


Resident – Past Issues

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Controlling Your Dog’s Scent Marking

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By Victoria Stilwell Scent marking is a very normal and common behavior particularly in male dogs but becomes a big problem when marking occurs in the home. Dogs mark to advertise their presence or to claim territory and resources. Pheromones in urine and feces contain chemical messages that pass on information about the marker such […]


Deep Magic: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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By Kitty Pilgrim Marine scientist Amy Kukulya is standing on the deck of the coastal research vessel Tioga explaining how a small device the size of a five-foot torpedo can map the ocean floor.


An Innovative Modular Marvel

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By Christopher A. Pape The Stack has finished stacking. After a short delay, New York City’s first modular apartment building has finally taken shape as the last of the modules were delivered to the construction site in Inwood, New York.


The Tri-state Area’s Best Private Schools

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By Anna Ryan It’s that time of year again when parents start thinking about school. Whether it’s a youngster entering grade school or a teenager going into high school, we’ve got the best private schools in the tri-state area. Admissions into the top private schools have become a contact sport and we wish to only […]


Saratoga County, New York

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Saratoga County is full of summer fun, world-class horse racing, the arts, family festivals and so much more now through Labor Day.


Maya Restaurant’s Exotic Guacamole Festival

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Since the 16th century, the Aztecs have been enjoying the decadent and delicious flavors of fresh guacamole using the heart healthy avocado.  To celebrate this perennially favorite dip, Top Chef Richard Sandoval has created the Guacamole Festival that runs from July 1 to September 30, at his Modern Mexican Kitchen and Tequileria, Maya, that features […]


Roberto Bolle: An International Ballet Superstar

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By Joe Alexander I caught up with ballet’s sexiest superstar Roberto Bolle while he was on a boat off Capri in his native Italy. The critically acclaimed dancer, who lives between Milano and NYC, is bringing his show “Roberto Bolle & Friends” to City Center for a one-night gala on September 17th.  Bolle, who started […]


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