Traveler’s Guide to the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival

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By Clara Morgan

The 22st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) takes place this year Thursday, October 9, 2014 through Monday, October 12, 2014 and will showcase some of the hottest movies this fall, many of which made their big screen debuts earlier this year at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals.

Academy Award-nominee Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild will have its East Coast premiere as the festival’s opening film on Friday, October 10, 2014. Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon stars in the superb adaption of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling 2012 memoir. It follows Strayed as she embarks on a life-changing journey: a solo, 1,000-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. Academy Award-nominated actress Laura Dern, who stars alongside Witherspoon in the film, will be in attendance for the premiere and will participate in HIFF’s signature program, “A Conversation With…” on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

New Spice To Curry Hill

By W. A. Muller

Acclaimed restaurateur Shiva Natarajan, who is behind many of New York’s most-coveted Indian restaurants, has opened Haldi, a brilliant restaurant in ‘Curry Hill’ offering a notable variety of fresh and flavorful Indian fare.Haldi208-620x413

Natarajan transformed the city’s Indian fine dining landscape with his string of restaurants, including Chola in Mid-town; the Flatiron’s Dhaba and neighboring Kokum; Chote Nawab in Kips Bay; and Malai Marke in the East Village. He holds a similar vision with his new venture, Haldi, where he as applied his winning formula – a combination of excellent cuisine, inviting atmosphere and impeccable service.

Dr. Steven J. Pearlman, MD, FACS – Empowering Beauty

By W. A. Muller

Distinguished facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Steven J. Pearlman, of New York’s Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, is one of the city’s most accomplished and highly-regarded specialists for surgical and non-surgical procedures above the neck – receiving international recognition for his trademarked procedures such as the “Cupid’s Bow Lip” and “Pearl Lift”, with his renown specialty being Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty. Even patients who have had multiple nose surgeries by other doctors achieve more desirable-looking noses after Dr. Pearlman performs revision. He has the knowledge, experience, and skill to restore natural-looking results in noses that look overdone. It is he who other nose specialists often ask for advice.pearlman

Brooklyn Charter School – Brings Unique Mix of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Education to Assist Learning

By W. A. Muller

When looking for the perfect school for any child, it is important to look at those where all students can feel secure; recognize their potential; be respected regardless of race, religion or culture; and are encouraged to aim high and achieve. The Brooklyn Charter School (BCS) has been unreservedly committed to these principles since opening its doors to the Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn in 2000.

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You need only look at BCS’s successful record of transforming lives and outcomes for its students to understand what a truly remarkable school it is.

The Impressive Arlington Club

By W. A. Muller

Drew Barrymore, Michael J. Fox, Michael Strahan, and Bethenny Frankel are among the celebrities that love the fresh sushi and hearty steaks served up by celebrity chef Laurent Tourondel at Arlington Club. This two-floor restaurant on New York City’s Upper East Side is reminiscent of the old Penn Station, with a dramatic vaulted ceiling and exposed brick.

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Guests can savor the tastes of signature dishes including Spicy Tuna Osaka, Crispy Kobe Beef & Truffle, 16 oz Filet Mignon Bone In, 34 oz Cote de Boeuf, Figs & Gorgonzola, Beef Short Rib/American Wagyu and Tourondel’s signature Gruyere Popovers.

Timeless Design at 53 Greene Street

By W.A. Muller
Located in the heart of New York’s highly desirable SoHo Cast Iron Historic District neighborhood, the well situated 53 Greene is a stunning landmarked property steeped with timeless architectural splendor. The classic landmarked Beaux-Arts exterior of the six-story property faces a picturesque street, and retains the neighborhood’s unique charms with one of the few original granite cobblestone surfaces in the city.120

22 Central Park South

Unprecedented Access to Legendary Department Store

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By W.A. Muller
22 Central Park South, an exquisite collection of full floor condominium residences, developed by Elad Group, affords incredible luxury set against the stunning backdrop of Central Park. This intimate building touts expansive, unobstructed Central Park views from six luxurious full-floor apartments and is topped by a splendid duplex penthouse with three private outdoor terraces.

Rooftop Roundup

By Hillary Latos

While summer is preparing for its big finale and head on its way out, New Yorkers can still catch the sizzling summer heat and passionate sunshine before fall makes its return!

Whether it is to tend to some sexy summer flings, or to simply gawk the Empire State’s sun-lit beauty, lounging on landscaped rooftop terraces against the breathtaking New York skyline is never a lackluster.

From the Hudson River to the East River and the financial district to Central Park, we searched the city for rooftop bars and lounges offering a unique vantage point of the city, creative libations, and a good excuse to take celebrate New York Summer.

La Vie en Rose

By Hillary Latos

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Even if you can’t make it to St. Tropez this summer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t live like the Tropeziennes. Nothing resonates with summer more than a chilled bottle of dry Rose. While the different shades of blush tones are determined by the grape, climate, vinification temperature control and grape skin contact time, these refreshing Mediterranean “wines of terroir” pair so well with the delicate flavors of fresh summer fruits, vegetables or seafood. Here is a roundup of some of the best roses to beat the heat and truly indulge in the joys of summer whether you’re in the city or the Hamptons.