Archive for 2014

Fitness Finds the Perfect Fit

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By Rory Winston ‘State-of-the-art,’ ‘scientifically tested,’ ‘personally tailored…’ Let’s face it; these have become no more than high-fiber phrases for the selling of dietary products and fitness programs. Whether it’s a Nautilus-evangelist soaked in steroids on the shopping channel or a spiritual healer sharing a long lost Mesopotamian weight loss diet on the Morning Show, […]


Big Apple Buzz

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Designer Shoe Queen /Socialite Tamara Mellon has put her Upper East Side Mansion in the Sky on East 95th Street up for sale. According to Curbed NY, the Jimmy Choo co-founder has listed the penthouse for $34 million. Mellon bought the place from Edgar Bronfman Jr. in 2008 for $21 million. Sources say she wants […]


Resident Alien

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By George Wayne So there was your favorite incorrigible, ink-stained wretch totally at ease, exuding effortless chic from seat 3A (American) on a quick getaway weekend to what GW will now declare – Chicago: America’s Coolest City. The Windy City, is how most jetrosexuals, raconteurs have long referred to Chicago. It was my first visit, […]


Around The Town

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With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan Guardian of the Galaxy stars Zoe Saldana, “I love wearing men’s clothing and underwear.” Benicio del Toro, “I’m a fan myself so when a fan does something that might be strange, I understand it.” And Chris Pratt, “My favorite way to blow off steam is to sing […]


The Last Laugh

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By Rory Winston Having been brought up in a middle class Jewish neighborhood, to this day it’s difficult not to smile whenever I hear the words ‘dry cleaner.’ Throughout my adolescence the profession evoked a series of one-liners. Whether it was an elderly family member misquoting Myron Cohen’s “Mister, that ticket’s over ten years old…


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.


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