A Force of Nature: Alix Astir Reigns as NYC’s Rose Queen

By Lucy Dotson

Photos by Michael Loccisano
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Force of Nature: Alix Astir Reigns as NYC’s Rose Queen

2 am, Chelsea. A taxi grinds to a halt, circled in streetlight. Alix Astir, the strikingly beautiful CEO of Trellis Fine Florals, steps out, her signature moto jacket draped across slim shoulders. She’s here to buy flowers, a morning ritual, and one she insists on doing herself, despite heading up one of the city’s most luxurious floral design studios.

Feast between the Lines

By Rory Winston “I had not understood Parisians until crossing the Pont-Neuf’, wrote Benjamin Franklin. Of course, he failed to mention that to really understand Pont-Neuf would demand an understanding of four hundred years of cultural history. As for trying to understand Les Bouquinistes, the little French restaurant draped alongside the Pont Neuf, well, I…

The New Brooklyn

By W.A. Muller

Surrounded by magnificent brownstones along tree-lined streets, Brooklyn is about to welcome a new ground-up condominium to Carroll Gardens, one of the borough’s most treasured neighborhoods. Designed to fit contextually with its surroundings, 345 Carroll Street will introduce a new level of service and amenities to this charming neighborhood.


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Real estate developers JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group, in partnership with Starwood Capital Group, the visionary team behind the exceptionally successful Walker Tower luxury conversion project in Chelsea, are once again bringing a Ralph Walker architectural masterpiece to the residential market.

Salinas’ Sublime Spanish

By John Meyer

Salinas is fast becoming the go to place for an intimate date and delicious tapas. With its dimly lit interior, tables that are tucked away and a staff that is knowledgeable and friendly, it’s a tough seat to snag. It is no wonder then, that my guests and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal there recently.

Not Too Cool for School


By Lisa Loverro

Don’t be surprised if you think you have the wrong address when your taxi arrives at 146 Essex Street. The street level mock pawnshop adorned with vintage guitars and other musical nostalgia is merely a gimmicky entrance for the surprising opulence that awaits you beyond the storefront’s back door.