Archive for 2014

New York Chocolatier Jacques Torres and Executive Chef Alex Reyes Offering a Four-Course Chocolate Dinner Halloween Eve at Saks Fifth Avenue

  WHO:             Jacques Torres, founder of Jacques Torres Chocolate ( and Alex Reyes, Executive Chef, Café SFA, Saks Fifth Avenue   WHAT:           A rare collaboration of chocolate and savory for which Jacques Torres and Alex Reyes will man the kitchen on the 8th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue. There, the chefs will present a magnificent […]

Naughty but Nice


By Rob Shuter Our morning show, The Gossip Table is back on VH1 and I can’t help thinking that if it was not for Joan Rivers the show would never exist. A Little Help from Joan Not only did she give me the idea for the show, actual gossip columnists breaking original reporting each morning, […]

Around The Town


With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan Sin City 2 star Jessica Alba confides, “I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss,” adding, “I could have sexual chemistry with vinegar.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “Celebrity doesn’t have anything to do with art or craft. It’s about being rich and thinking […]

The Scoop Troupe


By Rory Winston Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images The dope, the skinny, the lowdown, the dirt… Ever since antiquity, we’ve been consumed by a need to know ‘what’s going down’ with those who are ‘higher up.’ We want hearsay confirmed, laundry aired, scandals unearthed, calumny dispelled; we hanker for a behind-the-scenes look at our […]

Philanthropic Princess


By Isaiah Negron Every year on October 31st, philanthropist and animal advocate Michele Riggi dons a regal wedgewood gown and her best princess smile for her annual Halloween Extravaganza at the Palazzo Riggi in Saratoga Springs, NY. From a glittering full-size carriage with live ponies to attending footmen, Riggi’s Cinderella distributes hugs and chocolate bars […]

Fall Trading: Watching the color of money change


By Larry Greenfield This is the season where the active trader looks to make his/her mark. It is the time where traders leave the beach and head for the trading desk – be it at the office or at home in the basement. Hunting season is imminent and so the instincts of the fisherman, the […]

Picture-Perfect Periodontist


By Isaiah Negron Former White House Periodontist Dr. Nicholas Toscano has worked on the smiles of Nicole Kidman, President George W. Bush, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Sonja Morgan and Patrick McMullan. The Columbia University School of Dental Medicine graduate and a United States Navy veteran confides, “I also have lot of blue collar […]

East Meets West at Ling Skincare


By Hillary Latos The East has always been revered for its homeopathic skincare products that use ancient and herbal healing ingredients that harness powerful anti aging effects producing age defying results. Thanks to renowned skin care expert to the stars, Ling Chan, the search for amazing skin is over! She combines her vast knowledge of […]

Relax at Spa Castle


By Peizhao Sun Premium relaxation, incredible massages and delectable Korean food aren’t all there is to the famed mega-spa-extravaganza. Standing in College Point, Queens, the expansive funhouse that is Spa Castle is nothing but marvelous for its luscious presentation of Asian leisure traditions, as well as the unique layout, accompanied by a serene and relaxing […]

Step Up Your Beauty Game

Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-powder

New York Fashion Week Spring 2015


By Hillary Latos New Yorkers always know when fall is in the air, and it wouldn’t be from the warm Indian summer that blessed this Fashion Week, but from the transition from the casual style of summer to the structured styles of fall. There was still a light heartedness approach to fashion on the catwalks […]

OUTSIDE IN Today’s heroine is the sum total of all earlier parts

Tadashi Shoji
Ivory/Nude Corded Embroidery on Tulle and Pleated Silk Chiffon V-Neck Dress 

Black Suede Jutti Flats

Photos by Jan Sol Text Concept by Rory Winston Styled by Christopher A. Pape & Peizhao Sun Hair by Ivy Camacho for Angelo David Salon Makeup by Houda Casablanca for Angelo David Salon “She was the amoureuse of all the novels, the heroine of all the plays, the vague “she” of all the poetry books.” […]

Knock On Woodward


By Rory Winston Replete in niche galleries whose names sound like Indie bands – i.e.: the Lodge, Con Artist Collective, Ramiken Crucible, On Stellar Rays – the Lower East Side is in the throes of an artistic Renaissance, a resurgence as vibrant as in the days of Warhol, de Kooning and Lichtenstein. To be fair, […]

The Stunning St. Regis Aspen


By Lisa Loverro An iconic hotel in the heart of downtown Aspen, the St. Regis Aspen, part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts, brings together everything I love about this tony town in the mountains – hot tubs, mountain views and rustic charm. And, although I visited in the summer, it’s the ideal place to […]

Simply the Best, Simply St. Regis


By Rory Winston Luxurious, opulent, posh… Discerning travelers have become all too familiar with high-end superlatives. More often than not these adjectives are the plastic wreaths strewn on the corpse of a once glorious institution, the solemn engravings on the headstone of a property where personality has all but been replaced by a generic form […]

A Room with an Overview


By Rory Winston While our perception of optimal urban societies may have evolved from ‘melting pot’ to ‘salad bowl,’ we often forget that cultural diversity is not a phenomenon reserved solely for western cosmopolites such as New York and London; rather it exists the world over in equal if not more elaborate measure. Nowhere is […]

Trails of the Inca


By Hillary Latos From the legendary Spanish quest for the fabled “El Dorado” city of gold to the buried cities under Lake Titicaca, the mysteries of ancient Peru have fascinated explorers, treasure hunters and conquistadors over the last 20,000 years. The beautiful Peruvian landscape is characterized by dense forests, wild mountains and majestic lakes dotted […]

Dry White Hills of Red


By Rory Winston Rising from the sandy beaches that hang like a wreath along the Adriatic’s turquoise sea, the chalk white world of Puglia with its limestone hills, stone towers, and row upon row of olive trees and grapevines. Here, 3000 years of wine making tradition – from ancient Greek to Roman to Turkish, French […]

The Perfect Paradise


By Jennifer Pelaez A perfect private island hideaway where lush rolling tropical woodlands meet the pristine heavenly waters and white powdered sands of the Caribbean, Petit St. Vincent resort offers an idyllic setting for the jet set traveler seeking privacy and tranquility. This 115-acre oasis of private island luxury lies just 40 miles south of […]

The Majestic Kohala Coast


By Hillary Latos On the big island of Hawaii adventure awaits where the different microclimates and forces of nature characterize the island- from the snow capped vertiginous peak of Mauna Kea to the flowing lava of Kilauea volcano and the tropical rainforests of Kona. Unlike its developed sister islands of Oahu and Maui, the big […]

Wynn Wonderland


By Norah Bradford Wynn Las Vegas, a two hundred fifteen acre resort in Las Vegas, is known for luxury and distinctiveness in all the small details that make guests’ stays memorable. It is among the world’s most luxurious resorts. Built on the site of the Desert Inn (where Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Cher, Barry […]

The Proper French Brasseries


By Hillary Latos While the world often looks to the Parisians as barometers of style, one import that has stood the test of time is the classic French brasserie, which hasn’t changed since its inception in the late 1800s when these locales rose to prominence. Step back in time to the Paris at the turn […]

Quality over Quantity


By Peizhao Sun Ben & Jack’s is no strange name to steak connoisseurs around town. The masculine establishment situates in the heart of Flatiron District on 5th avenue, only seconds away from Empire State building. While tourists may pass and gawk, true steakhouse enthusiasts recognize Ben & Jack’s instantly for its signature Porterhouse steak, the […]

A Worthy Addition to the East Village


By Peizhao Sun Budding love, curiosity, discourse and a night of fine dining have gone hand in hand for ages. Whether it’s the warm candle against a dimly lit background, or the precisely spaced seats that bring the pair closer, these details are what diners look for in a romantic dinner for two. At Tuome, […]

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