Archive for January, 2014

Unplugged at the End of the Earth

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Photos & Words By Janis Turk Unplugging from technology for a week and connecting with one of the most stunning places on the planet, travel writer JANIS TURK took a top bucket-list trip to Cape Horn.


The Mystical Allure of Cancun

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By Hillary Latos The Mayans discovered it and the rest of the world perfected it. From its first discovery 2,000 years ago the Riviera Maya was found to be one of the most sacred stretches of land in Mexico resulting in important Mayan archaeological sites, ancient ruins, and legends. From the beautiful and stunning beaches […]


A New Standard in Brow Perfection

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By W.A. Muller Seeking the perfect brows that will complement your features, enhance the expressiveness of your face and give you that overall wow factor? Head to the browlab, a new partnership by completely bare and celebrity eyebrow stylist Joey Healy.


Big Apple Buzz

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By Flo Anthony After a lengthy Christmas holiday in St. Bart, Lauren Silverman, who was impregnated by X-Factor/American Idol mogul Simon Cowell while she was married to another man, has returned to the Big Apple, for the birth of the baby. Sources say the baby boy is expected early this month. Cowell and Silverman have […]


Bianca Del Rio: Today, “Drag Race,” Tomorrow, the World

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By Isaiah Negron Wielding incredibly sharp wit, an unapologetic tongue and a killer ensemble, Bianca Del Rio is a queen who consistently breaks the mold of what it means to perform in drag. Her coveted upcoming spot as a contestant on the sixth season of Logo’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” not to mention her rise to […]


WEEKEND EVENT: JOIN THE CAVE

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The odd juxtaposition of ‘early man’ and ‘young man’ was bound to happen. Years of parents asking, ‘why are my kids running about like cavemen banging tables with spoons and wreaking havoc’ have finally been addressed in the only rational way possible. Our city’s finest higher education facility, NYU Skirball Center – in conjunction with […]


Aesthetics Sans Frontières

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Dr. Kassir, The Man Behind the Faces By Rory Winston  |  Photography by Kenji Nakamura Oh darling, I absolutely adore that new dress; and where ever did you buy those lovely lips and matching breasts?” Yes, things have certainly changed – especially on the West Coast and Down South where it has become a sign of […]


Guatemala: A Gateway to Mayan Culture

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By Hillary Latos Guatemala is one of those rare countries where time seems to stand still.  The Mayan way of life has been preserved from their customs to the traditional dress and has not succumbed to the homogenization of the Western world.  To truly experience the gorgeous landscape of Guatemala, eco tourism sports and the […]


Scrumptious Stories

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By Rory Winston “The taste is in my mouth a little,” responded Abraham Lincoln in 1860 regarding his intentions to run for President. The comment was made shortly after he gave a speech at Cooper Union. Few are aware, however, that the most likely sensation still lingering on the esteemed candidate’s palate was the afterglow […]


Use, Muse & Amuse

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By Rory Winston ‘Temple of the muses’ – so sacred, so much grandeur, all that pressure attached to a single word: ‘museum.’ The fact that many are inspired to quote the etymology of the institution, and spend hours raptly invoking the atypical way in which they experience these renowned bastions of culture means there are […]


Jim Kaplove & Jessica Morgan – Innovative Real Estate Team

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By Isaiah Negron It is said that when living in New York City, you are always looking for either a job, a partner or a place to live. Though the first two can be more elusive to even the savviest New Yorkers, finding a home you love can not only be easy, but it can […]


Will 2014 Be the Year of the Bitcoin?

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By Dr. Jo Webber, Founder and CEO of Oink Let’s start from the beginning – what is a Bitcoin? Bitcoin is an open source, peer-to-peer payment network and digital currency introduced in 2009. Okay, so that’s clear! Probably the easiest way to understand it is to look at a recent deal. In December, a Florida […]


Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos & Rory Winston From hearty Italian to the exotic tastes of Southeast Asia to haute Japanese, the New York culinary scene has been abuzz with new restaurant openings to satisfy savvy gourmands. We are sure that there is something here for everyone – from the delightfully authentic Rasa to the sinfully delicious […]


What Does Google Know About Me?

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By Thomas F. La Vecchia, MBA It’s safe to say that most of us use search engines such as Google as the go-to when in search of general information, answers, products, venues and countless other things. But what if someone is searching you? If you can find everything you need on Google, it has to […]


Greenwich Project’s Nick Boccio & Chef Carmine Di Giovanni

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By Isaiah Negron From the age of 16, Carmine Di Giovanni dreamed of becoming a chef.  He cultivated his love for the culinary arts and honed his cooking skills in the kitchen of a neighborhood restaurant in Staten Island, peeling carrots and prepping dishes. After graduating from the New York Restaurant School at age 20, […]


A Scottish Affair

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By Alison Cedarbaum In 1924, the Gleneagles hotel opened and was described as ‘a Riviera in the Highlands’ and ‘the eighth wonder of the world.’ Today, the hotel has evolved into a world famous, 5-star luxury hotel situated in Auchterarder, in the heart of Scotland. This Leading Hotel of the World embodies championship golf courses, […]


The Upcoming Ski Season

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By Bob & Sandy Nesoff Sam Champion and Lee Goldberg could be having nervous breakdowns trying to predict the weather.  In the morning it’s dark and gloomy and in the afternoon the sun shines, warming the air.  And in the midst of all this snowflakes begin to fall and then disappear.


Picture Perfect Any Time of Year

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By W.A. Muller As the snow flurries continue to pick up speed with the onset of the winter months, so too does the pace of life. Everyone deserves a weekend of complete relaxation to clear the mind of work and daily commotion. Forget taking an expensive flight and facing weather inflicted delays – a trip […]


STOP!!! Don’t Make That Resolution!

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By Rhonda Huff, M.Ed, BS Fitness/Wellness, IIN, AADP Holistic Health Coach Research from the University of Scranton suggests that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. I want to provide you with a simple way to beat those odds.


HEY MOM! IT’S TIME TO GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

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By Karen Amster-Young Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin are the co-authors of The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart Your Year of Discovery (Skyhorse Publishing, November 2013). The book is available online and in stores everywhere. _____________________________________________________________________ It’s so easy to fall into a routine […]


Events That Matter

The Riviera Hosts High Tea and a Private Veiwing of Alexandria Hilfiger's "Melting Water" Collection

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Dana Tycher Reisman of DTR Styles

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By W.A. Muller New York based celebrity fashion stylist Dana Tycher Reisman recently launched personal shopping and styling service DTR Styles, bringing a concierge service previously reserved for the wealthy to everyday women at an affordable price. DTR Styles offers customized personal shopping experiences and styling services that help women of all ages and backgrounds […]


Around the Town

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With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan


Big Apple Buzz

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By Flo Anthony While in town filming “Annie” with Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis, actress Cameron Diaz went apartment hunting and purchased a $9 million condominium in the Walker Tower in Manhattan. The swanky new 3,022 square foot pad boasts three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Her neighbors include Harrison Ford and Tom […]


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