Archive for 2014

The Next Williamsburg?

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By Linette Semino  It seems that Long Island City’s well-publicized real estate boom is just beginning, but residential buildings began popping up more than a decade ago. “Once upon a time, Long Island City was a hotbed of industry, but over the last decade, it’s become a hotbed for residential development thanks to a 2001 […]

California Dreaming


By Hillary Latos Santa Monica is one of those places that has the best of all worlds- the convenience of an egalitarian city with direct access to the beach and its cool ocean breezes without the smog, congestion or pretension of its Westside counterparts. Though Baywatch created a stereotype of Santa Monica as a beachside […]

A Sanctury Upstate

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By Peizhao Sun If dealing with stress and rolling eyes isn’t part of your daily routine, you are either a true unicorn-incarnate, or you’re just way too deep in the Upper East Side ethos. New York is wonderful, but that doesn’t give you the right to be in denial about the demanding nature of the […]

A Whole New World

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By Peizhao Sun & Lisa Bernstein In the age of rediscovery and redefinition, everything and everyone follows the natural urge of pursuing the new and the modern. The completely new and redesigned Orlando World Center Marriott is the best result of this exciting trend. Being the largest Marriott in the world, the immense resort hotel […]

Chef Morimoto delighting River North with JAPONAIS

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By W. A. Muller Critically acclaimed Japanese Chef and star of Food Network’s Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, Masaharu Morimoto brings his passion for cooking and expert culinary techniques to Chicago in collaboration with prominent local restaurant, Japonais to create Japonais by Morimoto. Japonais by Morimoto opened in February 2014 and features a brand new menu showcasing Chef Morimoto’s wide ranging signature cuisine, a […]

Sidebar Hospitality Brings Two Jems to Chicago

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By W. A. Muller Hubbard Inn, located at 110 West Hubbard Street, features European inspired small plates, quintessential mid-century cocktails and old world décor, making this eccentric River North establishment one of Chicago’s preferred dining and nightlife destinations. The dinner menu consists of flatbreads, snacks, salads and smaller portions, perfect for sharing. The bacon-wrapped dates, seared scallops and lamb meatballs […]

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

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By Norah Bradford San Francisco has many attractions to the visitor whether for business or vacation. One of the keys to enjoying the City is the ability to walk around and experience the variety of the City through all your senses. Luckily a recent addition to the luxury hotel scene enables you to get the […]

A Royal African Safari


By Joe Alexander Photos by Phil West David and Lauren Bush Lauren, Natalie Portman, Grace and Robert DeNiro and Hilary, Chelsea and Bill Clinton, are just a few of the New Yorkers who have followed the call of the wild to experience the world’s most amazing wildlife habitat…Africa. We put our planning in the hands […]

Luxury on the High Seas


By Jennifer Pelaez Explore and circumnavigate the globe to the most exotic and culturally enriching destinations in high maritime style aboard Azamara Club Cruises’ majestic vessels, Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey. Redefining luxury cruising, Azamara Club Cruises is a 5-star-brand that resembles a boutique hotel at sea, offering a more intimate experience than the immense […]

Dushi Curacao


By Hillary Latos Though the country of Curacao suffers from the “homonym syndrome” often getting confused with the local orange bitter liqueur or nearby Venezuelan metropolis Caracas, this cosmopolitan Dutch Antilles island is one of the jewels of the Caribbean.  Throughout the island you may also hear the local colloquialism “dushi” which unlike its North […]

The Quiet Charm of St Kitts


By Hillary Latos Known for its lush rainforests, rugged mountains and golden sand beaches, St. Kitts is a small island with a storied past that offers an abundance of activities for the adventurous souls.  Originally named after Christopher Columbus who discovered and claimed the saintly island in 1493 for Spain, eventually it was shortened to […]

A Costa Rican Adventure


By Hillary Latos Though many countries claim to have first been discovered by Christopher Columbus, he is still credited with being the first European to have set foot on the golden shores of Costa Rica- hence earning its name that translates to “Rich Coast.”  The adventurous spirit of explorers and adventure seekers still reverberates through […]

Aruba’s Melting Pot


By Hillary Latos Around every winter, I have a recurring dream of dipping my feet in warm sparkling aquamarine waters, lying on a white sandy beach, snorkeling with tropical fish, and then dining amongst the samba beats of the Caribbean – then I realize this is just a dream. Or is it possibly a yearning […]

Quintessential English Luxury and Style


By Norah Bradford The Goring has been recognized one of London’s finest luxury hotels for over a century and the only family-owned Central London hospitality establishment in its third generation of management. Opening its doors in 1910, it was the last hotel constructed during the reign of King Emperor Edward VII. The hotel has been […]

Around the town

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Kimberly Rockefeller, Cornelia Guest, Anne Hearst McInerney, Amanda Hearst, Patricia Hearst Shaw and her daughter Gillian Hearst Simonds hosted a reception for 400 at The National Arts Club to celebrate the opening of “Charles James: Beneath the Dress.” The exhibition included 100 fashion and erotic drawings by the legendary designer from the extraordinary collection of […]

Big Apple Buzz

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By FloAnthony On October 9, the New York Women’s Foundation held their annual Fall Gala “A Night At The Plaza,” in The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Comedian and actress Retta emceed the evening, which raised an unprecedented $871,000 dollars to help the organization award $5.5 million dollars to more […]

Howard M. Lorber: At the Top of his Game

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By Christopher A. Pape Cover Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Story Photos by Brad Barket/Getty Images “To the victor belongs the spoils,” or so the old adage goes. For Howard M. Lorber, chairman of Douglas Elliman, the largest residential real estate brokerage in the New York metropolitan area and the third largest real estate […]

Party Circuit

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By W. A. Muller Good Gaming Inc., a subsidiary CMG Holdings Inc., announced the launch of, an eLearning and social networking platform that empowers a new generation of eSports gamers to Game Better. Good Gaming’s mission is simple: provide gamer’s with the tools, resources and networking framework they need to go from an aspiring […]

Connecting Optimal Physical Health with Clarity of Mind

By W. A. Muller New Yorkers lead particularly demanding lifestyles. Long sedentary days spent in front of computer screens in badly positioned office chairs, cradling cell phones whilst hurrying to the subway, or carrying heavy handbags over one’s shoulder are all examples of things that can lead to poor posture, chronic body pain, low energy, […]


By Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff If you, as a parent, are planning to have your child go through the admissions process to gain acceptance into a highly-regarded public or ongoing private school, it is imperative that you support your child, but do not over coach them on how to act, or bribe them with […]

Great Books for Fall Fireside Reading

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By Clara Morgan Manners that Matter Most – The Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home and in the World

Trading A Volatile Market : Ebola and European Weakness

By Larry Greenfield Volatility is a stock traders best friend. In 2008 volatility was extreme, that is a number of trading sessions where buying and selling occurred at levels in excess of normal. In fact, the stock market has a specific indicator known by the short-hand ‘VIX’ or unofficially, “the fear gauge” to monitor this […]

Emilio Pucci and Jean Shafiroff Hosted “Design the Dream”

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Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and renowned Italian fashion house Emilio Pucci hosted “Design the Dream” on Thursday, October 23, 2014, as part of Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week, benefitting the Museum at FIT through the Museum’s Couture Council.

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