Archive for 2014

Timeless Design at 53 Greene Street

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By W.A. Muller Located in the heart of New York’s highly desirable SoHo Cast Iron Historic District neighborhood, the well situated 53 Greene is a stunning landmarked property steeped with timeless architectural splendor. The classic landmarked Beaux-Arts exterior of the six-story property faces a picturesque street, and retains the neighborhood’s unique charms with one of […]


22 Central Park South

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Unprecedented Access to Legendary Department Store By W.A. Muller 22 Central Park South, an exquisite collection of full floor condominium residences, developed by Elad Group, affords incredible luxury set against the stunning backdrop of Central Park. This intimate building touts expansive, unobstructed Central Park views from six luxurious full-floor apartments and is topped by a […]


Infinity on New Jersey’s Gold Coast

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By W.A. Muller Infinity Apartments, a luxury rental community in Edgewater, N.J., is redefining high-end apartment living on the Gold Coast. The new construction multifamily mid-rise community with 100 oversized one- and two-bedroom apartments located at 340 Old River Road is already over 50 percent leased.


Rooftop Roundup

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By Hillary Latos While summer is preparing for its big finale and head on its way out, New Yorkers can still catch the sizzling summer heat and passionate sunshine before fall makes its return! Whether it is to tend to some sexy summer flings, or to simply gawk the Empire State’s sun-lit beauty, lounging on landscaped […]


La Vie en Rose

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By Hillary Latos Even if you can’t make it to St. Tropez this summer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t live like the Tropeziennes. Nothing resonates with summer more than a chilled bottle of dry Rose. While the different shades of blush tones are determined by the grape, climate, vinification temperature control and grape skin […]


Turf to Surf

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By Rory Winston It seems almost sacrilegious to settle for terms like ‘surf and turf’ when referring to the non-plus ultra in steak and seafood fare. Distinguished establishments like Benjamin Steakhouse and its illustrious spinoff, The Sea Fire Grill, have earned culinary reputations the likes of which are usually reserved for haut cuisine. This is […]


BLT’s Newest Venture

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By Lisa Loverro Las Vegas is filled with glitz, glamour, gambling and lots of good food. While there are a multitude of restaurants from which to choose, the new BLT Steak located in Bally’s Hotel and Casino on the Vegas Strip is one of the best bets in town. BLT Steak, which first opened in […]


Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos From the quaint cobblestone lined streets of the West Village to the Upper West Side, this month we focus on the thriving restaurant scene of the West Side of Manhattan. Heading into fall there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the great outdoors, the Indian summer weather, glorious fall foliage of Central […]


Brazilian Indulgence

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By Peizhao Sun merica’s fervent pursuit of juicy, thick-cut and grilled meat is a long-established tradition – a celebration of the carnivorous. Whether it’s a get-together barbecue, a college graduation or a wedding, the insatiable urge to bite into perfectly seared ribs and Italian sausages do not discriminate; forget about the occasion, as long as […]


Handmade Excellence

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By Peizhao Sun The idea of food product brands opening flagship restaurant isn’t new; however, when Italian pasta giant Giovanni Rana opened its first restaurant in the bustling Chelsea Market amid the delightful chaos that is lower Manhattan, something was noticeably different. Maybe it’s the quaint interior design, maybe it’s the glass-encased open kitchen; but […]


La Bella Cucina

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The latest restaurant to grace the iconic Pierre Hotel, part of the Taj Hotel Group, is Sirio, from legendary restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, best known for Le Cirque. But unlike Le Cirque, Sirio Ristorante is a casual, yet sophisticated eatery with to-die-for cheeseburgers (with Fontina cheese) on the lunch menu and Tuscan-inspired dishes for dinner. The […]


The Latest Tessa on the Block

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By Hillary Latos Though the ancient Greek definition of Tessa is “harvester” or reaper, over the years the urban dictionary slang for tessa is asset spelled backwards meaning the beautiful and perfect female embodiment that everyone loves and cherishes. Judging by the scene at this latest UWS hotspot we couldn’t think of a more perfect […]


Dobkin’s Rainbow

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By Rory Winston “My life like a rocket makes a parabola,” wrote Andre Voznesensky in an early ballad that describes how artists often get to their intended destination but not in the way they imagined. At a symposium, the renowned poet admitted to his own life’s unique trajectory: As a student of architecture, he created […]


Mala Mala and its Land of Wonder

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By Christopher A. Pape Africa is big. Breathtakingly, ground-shatteringly big; and it’s giant in more than just the incredible expanse. The ruggedly charming continent encases history of thousands of years like fine wine with each sip revealing more secrets; along with cultures so diverse and rich it’s practically dripping in elegance. Africa is still the […]


Opulence on the Zambezi

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By Christopher A. Pape What wondrous feeling must he had, when David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary, and explorer set out onto the broad land of Africa and discovered the marvelous Victoria Falls? The discovery of the glorious site, viewed from a first-person-ever perspective, must have left Dr. Livingstone in such paralyzing wonder, since the site […]


A Zest for Zambia

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By Christopher A. Pape Deep in the heart of the southern African country of Zambia, in the South Luangwa National Park, quietly exists two very special safari camps: Camp Chinzombo and Luwi Camp of Norman Carr Safaris. What makes these camps so special is the area in which they’re located. South Luangwa is a one […]


South African Grandeur

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By Christopher A. Pape and Jennifer Pelaez Set in the tranquil and exclusive tree-lined ambassadorial suburb of Sandhurst, on the northwestern slope of Johannesburg, the Saxon Hotel, exemplifies five-star elegance and unparalleled South African hospitality. Nestled on ten acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this all-suite boutique hotel provides a peaceful retreat for all travelers, whether […]


Luxury in the Sky

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By Christopher A. Pape While the thought of a 16 hour flight can be a bit daunting, South African Airways whisks you in style with a direct flight from JFK to Johannesburg.  With their premium business class enjoy the best of South African hospitality in the sky with seats that recline 180 degrees to fully […]


Deron Williams On Point

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By Rory Winston Photos by Andrew H. Walker for Getty Images Larger than life: for both a literal and figurative translation see under ‘Deron Williams.’ Entering his high ceilinged Tribeca home is like walking onto an installation by Jeff Koons where a contemporary god wrought of cast iron and aluminum stoically stands with hands extended […]


Sketch-to-Street Style by Getty Images

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Produced in partnership with IMG during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s Fall 2014 New York Collections, Getty Images photographers had exclusive access to document the creation and consumption of women’s looks from Nanette Lepore, and men’s looks from Black Sail by Nautica. Hot off the runway, the outfits were reinterpreted by two of today’s important fashion bloggers […]


Wonderment in the Flatiron

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By Hillary Latos A Enter the world of C. Wonder, a sort of adult version of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, which is opening a third NYC location in the Flatiron.  Known for bringing its preppy Hamptons chic, charming yet rarified lifestyle to the masses with graphic bold prints in women’s accessories and clothing, housewares and […]


The World of Josie Natori

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By Hillary Latos Timeless and elegant yet eclectic and vibrant best describes Josie Natori.  Launching her career over 37 years ago, Josie has changed the rules for lingerie and brought her East meets West sensibility to rise to the top of her peers.  Here we get a glimpse into the world of Josie Natori who […]


Following the World’s Elite Film Festivals

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Norah Bradford Picks Her Favorites Industry watchers set your calendars – While there are over 2,000 annual film festivals in the world, only a handful are truly renowned. Attendees have the opportunity to critique each film and gain insight on the latest developments in the industry. These elite festivals also provide access to financing, professional […]


Charles James Beneath the Dress

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The Designer’s Never-Before-Seen Drawings on display at The National Arts Club By Joe Alexander “I don’t believe in homosexuality. I believe that people are sexual or they’re not,” said designer Charles James in a 1977 documentary conducted by writer R. Couri Hay and filmmaker Anton Perich. The statement is a fitting lead-in to a surprising […]


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