Archive for April, 2014

LEHIGH VALLEY

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When searching for a destination that has it all – headline live music, exquisite food, one-of-a-kind art exhibits, table games, renown comedy acts, breathtaking wine tours, wonderful family activities – does Lehigh Valley, Pa., the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton come to mind? Well, it should.


Reinventing French

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By Spencer Bistricer I’ve always loved French food, but I sometimes get the feeling that while the cuisines of other cultures have evolved and adapted to our changing world, most French restaurants are still running along the lines of Disney’s Ratatouille. The Elm in Brooklyn changes all that. A collaboration between the famed Paul Liebrant-you […]


Cruise the Caribbean with Silversea Cruises

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By Norah Bradford Silversea’s five-star luxury Caribbean cruises are the perfect way to enjoy this gorgeous island chain in a distinctive, unique way. Whether you sail out from the departure port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico, or Bridgetown, Barbados, you are sure to have a luxurious, sophisticated home aboard from which to […]


Raffles Singapore Icon and Hotel

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By Maxine Albert Probably the world’s most famous hotel, Raffles Singapore is an oasis of colonial style, calm and charm in the heart of modern Singapore – exclusive, historic and one of a kind.


Youth America Grand Prix LarisSa Savveleiev: A Ballerina’s Story

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By Sergey Gordeev Produced by Joe Alexander Looking at Larissa Savveleiev glued to her cell phone while sipping fresh juice at Fabio Cucina Italiana in midtown, you would not guess that she has revolutionized the way dance schools and companies all over the world discover young talent.


Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos As spring is beginning to emerge ending one of the longest winters in the history of NYC, it’s time to shake the blues and come out of hibernation to experience the myriad of flavors that NYC has to offer.  From American comfort food to the elegant and classic Mediterranean cuisine, to the […]


The Newest LES Hotspot

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By W.A. Muller Brannon’s brings new life and new beginnings to the heart of the lower east side. Restaurateur and visionary owner Ron Brannon, creates a warm and welcoming ambience that beautifully encompasses all the essentials necessary to bring you back home. His American eatery serves new, savory comfort dishes carefully designed to please the […]


The Counting Room

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By Hillary Latos In a neighborhood characterized by perennially ironic hipsters, The Counting Room is like an unpretentious breath of fresh air that has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.  Reclaimed wood benches and tables, exposed brick walls and vintage glass pendant lamps, create a stylish ambiance with plenty of shared seating and communal tables that […]


Tarallucci e Vino

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A true Italian in the Flatiron The literal translation of Tarallucci e vino is savory biscuits and wine, but as Italians love to associate proverbial meanings with food – it refers to resolving a dispute by pretending there was no dispute to begin with- or the more familiar American expression- we agree to disagree so […]


Veritable Veritas at In Vino

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By Rory Winston “All due respect professor, but if you’re telling me it’s impossible to explain a layman the area of physics you’re specialized in then you obviously have a very poor understanding of your field.”  The older professor gaped, tuned a bit crimson and walked off, while my friend who made the comment, shrugged […]


Dessert in a glass – the superb Passito wines of the Aeolian Islands

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Story and photography by Manos Angelakis In Italy, the volcanic Aeolian Islands are planted, almost exclusively, with Malvasia grapes; a grape that has its roots in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean.


Lisa Jackson LJ Cross

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By: Isaiah Negron With an eye for edgy design and the drive to make her visions come to life, designer Lisa Jackson is no stranger to success. Beginning her career as a private Art and Antiques Consultant, she traveled the globe in search of exceptional art and rare antiques. Having a knack for aesthetics and […]


Tony Cointreau Mother Teresa, Ethel Merman and Me

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By: Isaiah Negron The life of Tony Cointreau, the singer and scion of the French liqueur family, is not the typical story of a child born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He overcame an abusive childhood by finding friendship with three famous women, Mother Teresa, the Broadway star Ethel Merman and Lee Lehman, […]


Eight are Great – Following the World’s Elite Film Festivals

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Norah Lawlor 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 advice, and access to some of the world’s most […]


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