Tony Cointreau Mother Teresa, Ethel Merman and Me

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By: Isaiah Negron

The life of Tony Cointreau, the singer and scion of the French liqueur family, is not the typical story of a child born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He overcame an abusive childhood by finding friendship with three famous women, Mother Teresa, the Broadway star Ethel Merman and Lee Lehman, the glamorous wife of Robert Lehman, the head of Lehman Brothers. These maternal figures helped Cointreau heal the scars caused by his emotionally absent mother and sadistic grandmother.  Tony recalls, “I was told as a child I was too sensitive. That may have been, but I also had a lot of courage. I found, as I got older, they go very well together. They could hurt me, but never break me.”

Eight are Great – Following the World’s Elite Film Festivals

Norah Lawlor Picks Her Favorites Industry watchers set your calendars – While there are over 2,000 annual film festivals in the world, only a handful are truly renowned. Attendees have the opportunity to critique each film and gain insight on the latest developments in the industry. These elite festivals also provide access to financing, professional advice, and access to some of the world’s most…

ORGANIZE TO ENSURE VACATION RELAXATION – Fashionable travel essentials from MIAMICA

By W. A. Muller

Vacations are extremely effective in decreasing stress that can take heavy tolls on busy New Yorkers’ physical and mental health. However, with new airport security measures, having to deal with the stress of organizing chargers, makeup and cosmetic products and for some, the stress of traveling with an infant or small child, traveling can be more of a hassle than an opportunity for relaxation. This is why Devra Miller, President of Miamica, started the company after being frustrated with the lack of fashionable and affordable travel accessories in the market. Her background in writing inspired her to add funny, clever sayings to her designs, which have become the signature of the brand.

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A Culinary Bio-Pic

By Rory Winston They’re different,” said a film-reviewer colleague, “in Japanese movies about food, the main star is the food. Check Tampopo or Doing Time or Chef of the South Polar or even Flavor of Happiness, the recipe is the same: the cooking process tells all.” My friend was right. The love interest, the nemesis……

Events that Matter

By W.A. Muller, Photos by Liam McMullan A Secret Valentine’s Shopping Event Margo Manhattan welcomed guests to her store for a Secret Valentine’s Shopping Event sponsored by Altaneve, a popular Prosecco wine brand. Those in attendance enjoyed champagne, chocolates and the opportunity to preview her jewelry collections on Monday, February 10, 2014. Celebrity guests in…