Elegant Parisian Getaway At the Hotel de Vendome

By Norah Bradford

Though Paris is home to many fabulous hotels, Hotel de Vendome’s charming and convenient location make it a standout choice for visitors to the City of Lights. This exclusive boutique hotel perfectly embodies the notion of Parisian chic. Located in the heart of Paris’s most fashionable district at 1 Place Vendome, this elegant five-star luxury hotel features attentive service, fine cuisine, and a discreet atmosphere around the corner from the Ritz Hotel, which will open in 2014.jpeg-620x310

THE RESIDENT ALIEN

By George Wayne I thought to myself as I strolled to the R train one night, after devouring the most fabulous meal at Papa Nello Balan’s eponymous name-sake restaurant, Nello and thanking God for great friends and great food institutions, where no matter what hour (mostly) or day of the week you are assured the…

Miami Beach’s Ultimate Getaway

By Norah Bradford

Sophisticated and chic, classic yet contemporary, the Riviera South Beach offers stylish apartment-like accommodations which will be your base when exploring Miami. Walk into your suite and you will find a gourmet kitchen and separate living and dining areas. Hollywood Regency touches meet bold, modern décor for a look and ambiance that is all the Riviera’s own. Sleek espresso hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling silk draperies, rain shower heads, one hundred percent organic cotton pillow-top beds are sure to delight. Personal grocery delivery service and personal chef and catering service are available as well. Step outside the hotel doors and you will find an intimate courtyard pool oasis, surrounded by private cabanas, cushiony beach chairs, and potted plants and palms that lend the space an exotic air. Expert concierge service is on hand to provide an insider’s knowledge of the city’s attractions and nightlife.riv-pool-3-620x465

Big Apple Buzz

By Flo Anthony Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff continues to spread her angel wings all over New York City. In the short span of two evenings, Shafiroff, wearing evening gowns by the late Oscar de la Renta, co-chaired one benefit and was honored by a separate charity. Along with Cathy Black, Shafiroff was the co-chair for the…

FruVe’: Not Just Another Juice Bar

By W. A. Muller

FruVe’ xPress Juicery, the “World’s Most Complete Juice Bar”, is now open in Chicago’s vibrant South Loop neighborhood.

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FruVe’ is making health and balance accessible to Chicagoans on the go. The juicery creates nutrient rich organic, fresh cold press juices, smoothies, cleanses, salads, soups, paninis and acai bowls for those looking for healthy alternatives to fuel their bodies.

Around The Town

With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan Jennifer Lawrence claims she is getting too much attention with her newest installment of The Hunger Games franchise Mockingjay: “I get photographers hiding in my bushes. We’re way past autographs. We’re into being stalked and followed.” Her co-star Josh Hutcherson reveals, “I like girls who can go…

Kick Kennedy: Fights For The Animals

By Christopher A. Pape

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Although young, the accolades for the talented Kick Kennedy are many and growing. As granddaughter of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and daughter of environmental activist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the urge to contribute positively to society is strong. As you will come to find out in our interview with her, the legacy of the Kennedys’ – to give back and fight for the underdog – is well represented in the latest generation, of which Kick is a major figure.

Known as “Kick,” Kathleen Kennedy is named after her great aunt, Kathleen Agnes Kennedy Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, a sister of both Robert F. Kennedy and the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Born in 1920, she was presented to Queen Elizabeth while her father, Joseph P. Kennedy, served as Ambassador to the Court of St. James and married a British aristocrat. She tragically died in a plane crash in 1948. Like the Marchioness, Kick was presented at the Bal de Debutantes in Paris in 2006.