Archive for April, 2014

Fukushima, Mon Amour

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New York States of Mind

Photos by Takako Ida

By Rory Winston “You want to know what it takes to sell real estate?  It takes brass balls…” proclaimed a swaggering Alec Baldwin in the 1992 movie version of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.  That this image of a broker should remain fixed in collective consciousness is in no small part thanks to cosmopolitan buccaneers […]


Events That Matter

Aviva Drescher, Angelo David Pisacreta, Rachel Truehart - Photo Credit: Liam McMullan Company

By W. A. Muller


‘Made in Hong Kong’ Redefined

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By Rory Winston No, this was not that Hong Kong – not the ‘made in Hong Kong’ stuck ignominiously on the back of a trinket; not the one dreamt up by a child who watched Enter the Dragon and mistakenly believed he could intimidate the school bully by pretending to be Bruce Lee. This was […]


Beauty & Travel Essentials

Beauty Resident April 2014

A French Opera in 4 Acts

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By Rory Winston Lincoln Center may have lost the New York City Opera by late 2013, but luckily, it managed to keep the prestigious Franco-Mediterranean repertory, Picholine. With six consecutive shows a week, Picholine is the longest running opera in the area – one composed and orchestrated by the grand maestro, Chef Terrance Brennan. Like […]


The New Era of Facial Rejuvenation

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Dr. Zeena Al-Dujaili Dermal filler injections have literally changed the face of aging and have given us the ability to reverse the visible effects of time instantly. In recent years we have developed a better understanding of the aging process. In addition to changes in the skin, significant changes occur in the subcutaneous fat and […]


LIFE ON TOP

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By W.A. Muller It came as no surprise that, back in the 1960s, the notorious publisher Bob Guccione named his new urban-lifestyle men’s magazine Penthouse, and immediately started using the trademark phrase “Life on Top” to associate with the publication.  He simply applied to his glossy journal the common perception of the highest level of […]


TriBeCa

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By Linette Semino TriBeCa is one of the most sought-after and expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan.  The name is an acronym for the Triangle Below Canal, bounded on the north by Canal Street, on the south by Chambers Street, on the west by the Hudson River and on the east by Church Street.  Throughout the years, […]


Upper East Side

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By W.A. Muller The Upper East Side has long been the bastion of the wealthy and famous. With its bespoke buildings, access to the finest shops in the world, privacy galore and exquisite taste, it is the location favored by old money and those that wish to emulate them.


TOWNHOUSE TREASURE

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By W.A. Muller n the heart of Manhattan’s bustling Midtown East, between the coveted Kips Bay neighborhood and the elegant Sutton Place area stands 241 East 52nd Street. This understated yet handsome four-story single family home is currently offered for sale for the first time in decades. And, it comes with a piece of its […]


New Digs | Fresh Start

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By Kate Bidinger Photos by Max Gordon Follow these easy steps to make that apartment yours – before you even start really living in it!


YOU’RE MY WONDERWALL (PAPER)

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Paint is over people! Well, not really, but Wallpaper is hot in design and there are so many stylish options available. Why is paper so popular all of the sudden? We are bored…we need to break up all of the grey and beige in which we have saturated our spaces. We want our homes to […]


The Elegant One Riverside Park

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By W.A. Muller Extell Development Company, one of New York City’s most active developers, brings a new level of refinement to waterfront living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with its last and crowning achievement in luxury condominium development in Riverside South, One Riverside Park. Located at 50 Riverside Boulevard, the 34-story glass tower launched sales […]


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 […]


The Unique Cast Iron House

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By W.A. Muller Located in the highly sought after residential neighborhood of Tribeca, a landmark building is currently being reimagined by world-renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. The 1882 structure, now known as Cast Iron House, sits at 67 Franklin Street and offers 13 duplex residences custom designed by the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner.


Living in Disney

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By Karen Loftus Disney’s Golden Oak Resort Makes Living with Mickey More Than a Possibility – It’s a Smart Investment. Many see Disney as a once in lifetime vacation. Others see Mickey as a member of the family and Disney as an extension of their residence.


A Realm Unto Itself

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By W.A. Muller Palm Beach Gardens is known as one of the most exclusive communities in Florida and one might argue, the United States. With its access to prime beachfront, array of fine dining establishments and premier golfing options, the destination is a playground for the rich and influential. Yet there is one development that […]


Oriental Reveries in Time

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By Rory Winston The renowned Singaporean poet Alvin Pang once described the half-fish half-lion national mascot, Merlion in the following way: “Even though there are more websites on you than verses, even though you evoke cameras more than pride, postcards more than praise, still you seem to have a face poets love to woo”.  The […]


Captivating Cambodia

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by Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert As a travel writer who has circled the globe and seen many fascinating locales, it’s a rare treasure when I find a place that touches my heart and soul. Cambodia is one such place. I came to see the dazzling 12th–century temples. What I found was a beautiful country with […]


Wow macau

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By Sibylle Eschapasse It’s a magical place, an exciting world of luxurious hotels, superb dining, premier attractions and so much more! No, I am not talking about Disneyland but this unique place called: MACAU!  Macau… even its name is full of mysteries and touched by certain magic. A place like no others where its vibrant […]


The Mandarin Oriental Landmark Hotel

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By Bob & Sandy Nesoff The city of Hong Kong is arguably the business center of the Far East.  With the cost of doing business there far less expensive than in the United States, Hong Kong’s economy is booming. That means business people from the U.S. have no choice but to either telecommute or fly […]


The Excelsior Hotel

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By Sandy & Bob Nesoff Hong Kong has long been one of the top destinations for travelers seeking luxury.  But what they see isn’t always what they get…unless, that is, they know where to go. Experienced travelers to this former British colony head for the Excelsior Hotel, a member of the Mandarin Oriental Group.  The […]


Malta and All of Its Wonders

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Story by Manos and Barbara Angelakis Photography by Manos Angelakis Malta is a rather atypical Mediterranean island located South of Sicily in a small archipelago of 3 islands, with a very, very ancient history.


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