Pioneering Pleasure

By Kate Motzenbacker  We’re not what you expected. Far from the seedy adult book stores with blacked-out windows and ancient carpeting, The Pleasure Chest is a chic and welcoming adult boutique that has found a home on the Upper East Side. Called the “Sephora of sex toys” by the Wall Street Journal, we make shopping…

Dr. Ariel Ostad

By W. A. Muller The Upper East Side (UES) is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in New York City. Known as the “Gold Coast” of NYC, the UES is world renowned for its affluence, upscale shops, fabulous dining, and wealthy residents. Real Estate in this neighborhood is diverse, ranging from immaculate brownstones and exclusive…

The Beauty Expert

By Hillary Latos Since 1982, Berenice Rothenberg has been enhancing the natural beauty of Manhattanites through non-invasive techniques in the heart of the city. A pioneer in the electrolysis industry, Berenice has always kept abreast of the most cutting edge technology in laser hair removal, cellulite reduction, and LED light therapy to bring out the…

Royal Painter: Abdullah Qandeel

By Nathaniel Goehring Kanye West, Adrian Grenier, and business luminaries including real estate mogul David Perry are all collectors of Saudi Arabian artist Abdullah Qandeel’s work. He has also attracted the most powerful clientele in the Middle East, from billionaire Saudi princes and Malaysian entrepreneurs to restaurant and retail tycoons. “I’ve always felt everything was…

The Brothers Kassir

By Rory Winston 

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Hair/Makeup: Bella on Demand Beauty
Alexander Acosta and Michael Hodgins

In 1783, the Montgolfier Brothers launched the world’s first hot air balloon. In 1903, the Wright Brothers invented the first fully powered airplane – a feat that would revolutionize warfare, commerce, travel, technology and society as a whole. More recently, another set of talented siblings, the Kassir Brothers, joined forces to create one of the most all-encompassing approaches to rejuvenation and quality in living – their comprehensive practice employing everything from plastic and cosmetic surgery to dermatology to a full range of laser treatments. With a myriad of state-of-the-art procedures, the Kassirs are qualified to undertake everything from the most complex surgical reconstructions to Ultherapy. Most importantly, because of their scope and range, patients are ensured receiving unbiased advice as regards task-appropriate procedures.i-tPsNC96_001

As triple board certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Ramtin Kassir explains, “we are just as adept at non-invasive procedures as we are with complex surgeries. Patients should feel comfortable with any plan from the onset.”

Jean Shafiroff: Giving Back in Style

Jean Shafiroff is actively involved as a volunteer leader and fundraiser of several New York City and Southampton charitable causes. Her managerial skills, compassion, generosity and enthusiastic dedication are among her strongest traits. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources. Jean’s particular interests include charities related to women, health care, animals…

French Riviera, La Vie en Rose

The French Riviera has been a quintessential playground for the rich and famous for more than a century. In the late 1800s, wealthy and aristocratic northern Europeans used to flee the harsh winter weather for the balmier climate of the Riviera but it wasn’t until the 1920s when the Cote d’Azur quickly gained popularity as…