Archive for July, 2014

Bathing in Turkish Culture, Cuisine & Wellness

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By Karen Loftus As we crossed over the Bosphorus, the strait in Turkey that separates Europe and Asia, we caught the golden sun reflecting on the water. The bridge that we were on looked like The Golden Gate Bridge. Yet, my nearly 14-hour flight on Turkish Air from LA to Istanbul was proof enough that […]


Catering to New York’s New Wave of Property Investors

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Ву W.A. Muller With a keen eye on the real estate marketplace and a wealth of knowledge on key market trends, 30-year-old Dylan Pichulik observed an untapped need for property management catered towards the growing number of foreign investors in New York City and decided to step in.


INSTRATA at Mercedes House

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By W.A. Muller INSTRATA at Mercedes House is comprised of 162 luxury rental apartments located on the top 11 floors of architectural masterpiece, Mercedes House. Designed by Enrique Norton, world-renowned architect and principal of the design firm TEN Arquitectos, Mercedes House, located in the culturally vibrant neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen at 550 West 54th Street, […]


Five-Star Hotel Inspired

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Ву W.A. Muller Hotels and condos have long been two separate places: but the Naftali Group is shaking things up in the Gramercy District.


Heavenly Italian

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By Josephine Zohny When Dino Redzic decided to open Uncle Paul’s in 2012 with his partners, many questioned why the critically acclaimed restaurateur would make the foray into the pizza business. Now, less than two years later, the answer is simple – he’s never done better business.


Greek Gold

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By Lisa Loverro An authentic Greek restaurant, Periyali, has become one of the most famous spots for Greek cuisine in Manhattan. They opened their doors 27 years ago in 1987 in response to a need for a classic Greek restaurant in a city that was filled with a multitude of other ethnic options. The history […]


Olympus to Onassis, an Odyssey

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By Rory Winston Jackie O – story upon story. We grew up on them. My mom and her generation gossiping about the former first lady’s marriage to Onassis long after the shipping magnate had died. It was America’s first paparazzi-induced excursion overseas since Grace Kelly’s marriage; the renowned pictures of the super yacht, Christina O, […]


A Russian Standard

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By Mary Pfeifer ARIANA is a contemporary interpretation on Russian cuisine. It opened in New York City in February 2014. Named after owner Ariana Grinblat, a Russian-American recording artist, the menu has some very unique dishes and signature cocktails.


A Royal Feast at Decoy

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By Hillary Latos Peking duck has been around since the Imperial era of China. It was served on special occasions to notables and royalty, and throughout the years little has changed to China’s national dish revered for its delicate preparation to achieve a thin crispy skin seasoned to perfection with thin slices of meat served […]


Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos Summer is in the air finally, and we’ve uncovered some of NYC’s hidden gems from a floating lobster shack to a romantic Italian hideaway in the West Village as well as revisiting a NYC icon that’s about to turn five, this month it’s all about experiencing and exploring the city’s venerable foodie […]


A Midtown Jewel

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By Lisa Loverro With $10 million renovation and recently added to the Triumph Hotels brand this past winter, the Hotel Chandler is a charming 148-room hotel conveniently located in an area of Manhattan known as the Flatiron district, well within walking distance to some of the city’s major attractions such as the Empire State Building […]


Make Your Way to South Florida

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By Beth Landman Pompano Beach Resort and Spa


A Party Everyday

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By Hillary Latos Channel your inner rocker this summer at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. Bringing the spirit of Las Vegas to Tampa, the Seminole Hard Rock Café & Casino earned the coveted AAA 4 Diamond award combining the excitement of a casino and the world class entertainment of rock ‘n […]


Family Fun on the Sea Islands

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By Hillary Latos While most New Yorkers will head to the Hamptons for the long awaited unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day, why not visit the charming Southern barrier islands of the Southeast where quiet placid beaches, world class golf and award winning low country cuisine awaits without the traffic or usual suspects that […]


Sweet Sweden

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By Sarah Sekula We hadn’t even gotten out of our Volvo station wagon rental when my sister declared: “This is a Dream World!” With a giddy laugh, I completely agreed.


A Sun Kissed Life

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By Jennifer Pelaez A favorite amongst Roman emperors, the rich and famous, artists, and writers, the picturesque island of Capri continues to be one of the Mediterranean’s most loved destinations. Since the infamous photos of Jacqueline Kennedy stepping out in Capri were shot, its been forever associated with understated chic and timeless elegance.


Casual Opulence

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By Karen Loftus Coined the gateway to the Caribbean by the Brits back in the day, Antigua maintains it’s sexy island allure to this day. The capital city of Saint Johns sees its share of ships, mainly cruise ships today, while English Harbor plays host to jetsetters that prefer to pop in on private yachts […]


Fit for Royalty

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By George Wayne “It’s better in the Bahamas,” the catchy advertising lingo goes and when Gwyneth Paltrow and her former husband Chris Martin decided to make their first public appearance since their decision to divorce – and catapult into to the urban lexicon: the term – ‘conscious uncoupling’ on the most important of the ‘’family […]


Party Hard at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

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By Mary Pfeifer Located just off the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers the ultimate vacation for guests of all ages with both an adults only (Heaven) and family friendly resort (Hacienda) experiences.


Mexico’s Hidden Gem

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By Lisa Loverro Mexico lovers take note! There’s more to this beautiful country than beaches and guacamole. And, yes, while those quintessentially Mexican vacations are a great way to unwind and chill out, the Spanish Colonial cities in the interior of this beautiful country are filled with culture and exciting history.


Down the Shore

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By Bob & Sandy Nesoff New Yorkers do things with a passion. They work hard and they play hard. And when they play, they want a quality experience, reasonable cost and easy traveling times. More and more New Yorkers are finding the Jersey Shore (say it like a New Jersey native…”Down the shore…”) where there […]


The Alt Alternative

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By Rory Winston Photos by Larry Busacca/Getty Images Eliana and Luisel Ramos, Ana Carolina Reston, Isabelle Caro: While the list of renowned models succumbing to anorexia has become all but too familiar, it wasn’t all that long ago when most of the media was oblivious to the damage elicited by the fashion industry in their […]


JAMES WHITESIDE ABT’S PRIMO BALLERINO

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By Isaiah Negron Produced by Joe Alexander American Ballet Theatre principaldancer and pop star James Whiteside is making his mark both on and off the ABT stage. Performing since age nine in his hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut, Whiteside began his training at the D’Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre and went on to continue […]


Summer Hair Tips with Ryan Darius

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By  Hillary Latos Hairstylist to the stars, Ryan Darius is known for his dynamic approach to styling hair. With his vivacious personality and innate talents as a hairstyling guru, he’s quickly become the go to personality for hair care advice on national talk shows, and has styled editorial features and commercials and currently stars in […]


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