Archive for 2014

Homework

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By Kate Bidinger Working from home is a wonderful thing, no doubt! Setting up a functional (and stylish) workspace is important to productivity in your home office. These furniture selections are classic shapes with updated materials like lucite and brass, coordinating all together or as individual pieces for you to update a space.


Life in Technicolor

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By W.A. Muller The MissoniHome 2014 introductions, designed by Rosita Missoni, embody a new kind of energy, emblematic symbols and a variety of variables and patterns. Cool tones, smooth lines and linear graphics form a concrete counterbalance to eccentricity. The powerful impact of the textural materials and designs gives an energy and contagious vitality suitable […]


On the High Line

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By W.A. Muller In a time when anything from a custom sailboat to a couture ball gown can be leased, New York City’s high-end rental market has recently reached new heights in providing residents with the ability to lease the ultimate luxury lifestyle. Offering exceptional services, amenities, and most importantly, well-appointed residences, these tailored buildings […]


500 Sterling Launches in Crown Heights

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By W.A. Muller 500 Sterling is an extraordinary new rental development on the burgeoning border of Prospect Heights and Crown Heights – Brooklyn’s newest flourishing neighborhood. The seven-story, 77-home residential building generously pairs studios to two-bedrooms with modern design and custom touches.


Madison Square Park

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By Linette Semino At the heart of what used to be a bustling commercial district, Madison Square Park is identified as the nexus of Downtown’s most dynamic neighborhoods – Flatiron, Gramercy, NoMad and Chelsea. Running from 23rd to 26th Street, it is where uptown meets downtown. The park formally opened in 1847 and in the […]


Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos This month we wanted to celebrate the ethnic diversity and home cooked cuisine of the Big Apple’s melting pot. From home cooked Lebanese dishes to the flavorful Japanese Izakaya bites to contemporary Mexican to Portugese and Contemporary American, we are fortunate enough to have the flavors of the world at our doorstep. […]


A New York Mainstay

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By Lisa Loverro The Oyster Bar Grand Central can be many things to many people. It’s a great place for a quick stop before catching the train to the suburbs, it’s a meeting place for friends for some fantastic seafood and it’s a romantic New York City dinner spot for both tourists and locals.


A Chinese Delight

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By Janis Turk The ancient Chinese poet Tao Yuanming describes a utopian land set in the northeast Yunnan Province of China, an area folded quietly into the southwest corner of China bordering Tibet, Vietnam, and Myanmar (Burma). James Hilton also wrote about this idyllic Shangri-La in Lost Horizon—a magical hidden mountain valley, home to fresh […]


Sticky Like Rice

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By Peizhao Sun It seems as if everyone from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side has been completely disinterested by Pad Thai these days. So-called ethnic foods, regardless where you go – be it Flushing, KTown or Ninth Ave., reiterates the same old slogan – “best Bulgogi” or “freshest Phó,” which brings Khe Yo to […]


Trip Down Willow Road

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By Peizhao Sun Willow Road stands on the long stretch of Tenth Avenue, backed by the Hudson River and looks onto the quiet shadows of High Line Park in the chaotic backdrop of Chelsea. Such location brings around an element of sexiness to the already edgy restaurant, as tourists freely float around the High Line […]


The French Have It

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By Peizhao Sun Daniel Boulud isn’t a new name to fine dinning, especially French cuisine enthusiasts from Manhattan. The now famous and award-winning brand of excellent French fine dining establishments, consisting of gems like Daniel, Café Boulud and his casual masterpiece, db Bistro Moderne. The restaurant holds a spot on the must-list of New York […]


Sandcastles by the Sea

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By Hillary Latos Become one with nature and immerse yourself in the wild and natural beauty of North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks known as the Crystal Coast. It’s easy to fall in love with the beauty of the region from the sweeping vistas of the beach and sound to the romantic backdrop of colonial Beaufort, […]


The Only Key You’ll Ever Need

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By Janis Turk Forget Key West, and put your lips together and blow goodbye kisses to Key Largo. The only Florida Key you’ll ever need doesn’t have a sexy Lauren Bacall story or rowdy frat-boy reputation. The Sunshine State’s best-kept- secret spot is Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key, just outside the beachy little Florida […]


Summer at the Cape

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By Hillary Latos From the eternal beauty of the dramatic coastline to the distinct characteristics of each seaside village dotting the Cape, nothing symbolizes a New England summer more than Cape Cod. Since its first discovery, the Cape has been a magical landscape of solitude and beauty with its 560 miles of unspoiled coastline inspiring […]


Jungle Paradise

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By Lisa Loverro You’ll know the minute you turn off the main highway to enter the Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa that you’re in for something special. As you continue to drive deeper and deeper on a dirt road through the lush mangrove jungle it becomes evident that this resort is, quite literally, a secret […]


Cool Banyan Shade

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By Peizhao Sun Ancient Indian merchants, once called Banias, used to gather this certain type of tree with enormous leaves providing soothing shade and quiet shelters, so that banias could rest and go on with their trades. Such tradition went on to be tales for foreign travelers to tell, and the tree took the name […]


Perfection in the Sun

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By Lisa Loverro The undeniably chic Rosewood Mayakoba is set within a natural waterway filled with mangroves and lilly pads, stretching out to the white powdery sands of its Caribbean shoreline. The Rosewood is a unique property, with individual, private villas constructed from the region’s indigenous materials in an undisturbed environment. Accessing your villa is […]


Jungle Melody

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By Peizhao Sun Combining lush pasture, crystalline rivers and inviting comfort, a gorgeous emerald that is Fairmont Mayakoba sits on the shore of the Yucatan Peninsula, and is definitely the must for paradise-seeking New Yorkers this season. Known not only for its abundant natural resources and picturesque surroundings, Fairmont Mayakoba is also famed for providing […]


Checking In: Mexico City’s “Las Alcobas”

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By Lisa Loverro In the heart of Mexico City’s sophisticated neighborhood known as Polanco, Las Alcobas is an intimate boutique hotel that exemplifies the attitude of the posh Presidente Masaryk Avenue on which it resides (think Rodeo Drive). The hotel offers you a home away from home, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of this […]


Norwegian Adventures

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By Sarah Sekula It was a bluebird day in Voss, the picturesque adventure capital of Norway, as I climbed into a plane with a handful of skydivers from around the globe.


Decadent Dubai

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By Melody Mercado & Jennifer Pelaez Dubai is one of those places in the world that takes luxury to the next level. Just when you thought the zenith of luxury equated to 5 stars, they redefine the standards with a new 7 star mega resort in the works. Nothing summates the pinnacle of man’s desires […]


Beauty Transformers

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Ann Lawlor’s Picks 1. BOSCIA Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Bamboo Charcoal $15 sephora.com   2. LA PRAIRIE Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask, 50 ml $300 laprairie.com   3. ONSEN AM PM Powder Technology $270 onsensecret.com   4.CHELLA Heated Eyelash Curler $22 chella.com   5. ARTIS Elite Collection $24 – $62 ArtisBrush.com   6. ELCHIM 3900 […]


Street Scenes From New York

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An Oasis in the City

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Escape the frenetic pace of the city and enjoy peace, serenity and relaxation at the Oasis Day Spa that recently underwent a complete restorative makeover. From the mood lighting to the addition of neighboring business, Breathe Easy, that features a Himalayan salt room and neutral stone grey palette, One Park Avenue is about relaxation in […]


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