The Russians Have It

Up and coming model, Pavel Zaretsky, wears the latest designs by Olga Plenkina. Both are natives of Russia and are making a splash on the international scene. With grace and polish Ogla presents works that are sensual and sleek for the modern man and woman. Ogla’s collections can be found at: ogla-plenkina.com Photographer: Dmitry Basharov…

Deck the Halls: Lenox, Where Entertaining is @

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By Isaiah Negron

Christmas is a time for family, friends, fun and food. While the idea of planning a holiday party may seem daunting at first, a festive Christmas table can actually be assembled with great ease.  Lenox, America’s foremost tabletop and giftware brand, along with their entertaining expert Andrea Correale, have teamed up to create a dazzling holiday arrangement, sure to make your season brighter. Here, Andrea and Lenox, “Where Entertaining is @” have presented their top new ideas to celebrate this timeless tradition.

Creating Christmas Cheer

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By John Friia

New York at Christmas is a special time of year. Crowds gather around the big tree in Rockefeller Center, gaze at the iconic window displays and discover new Christmas shops that put anyone into a cheerful mood. Yet it could also be a stressful time of the year when it is time to decorate your home, because carrying a Christmas tree through the subway and streets of New York isn’t the most joyful thing to do. Trying to find a solution to this problem I discovered SoHo Trees that took the stress away by decorating my apartment and allowed me to fully enjoy the wonderful season.

Resident Alien

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By George Wayne

So I packed the Porsche Design Luggage one recent long weekend and took a “Staycation” to one of this city›s greatest neighborhoods – Battery Park City.  There GW took up a four day residence at the simply chic and exquisite Conrad Hotel all the way down at 102 North End. It was the very same weekend as I unpacked the designer luggage that early evening from the gorgeously chic executive Suite 1436 as GW uncorked the complimentary Veuve Clicquot; the boys a few blocks east on Wall Street had much to celebrate too, having pushed the boundaries of the Dow Jones Industrial to historic, record highs well beyond 16,000.

5 Ways to Give Your Kid an Attitude of Gratitude from Empowerment

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By Expert Jen Groover

With the holiday season quickly approaching, children are inundated with advertising and talk of toys and gifts, creating a seemingly endless stream of “I want’s.” It’s easy for children to forget about all the things, both material and immaterial, that they already have in their lives. According to Empowerment Expert Jen Groover, it’s important to teach children to express gratitude at a young age, as gratitude is a powerful emotion that will help them find peace in trying times as they get older. Gratitude also teaches kids resiliency, which is one of the key components needed for success and happiness. Your viewers can help their kids appreciate all that they have with Jen Groover’s 5 Ways to Give Your Kid an Attitude of Gratitude:

Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos

With New York abuzz with holiday merriment and cheer, we scoured the city and beyond to find the quaint neighborhood spots as well as glitzy New York hotspots to enjoy the season. Whether you are looking for comfort food with a twist, Italian, haute French, or steak and seafood, there is something for everyone here.  While there is always pressure to have the best New Year’s Eve ever we’ve come up with a few romantic spots or destination restaurants that will not disappoint with unsurpassable menus to ring in the New Year.

Awash, So Make Sure to Wash

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– A RESTAURANT REVIEW

by LINDSEY WINTER

and her dining companion of the week, Mimi 

Dear fellow residents,

Let us take you on a little tour of Africa – no, we won’t really be going all the way there. But, at least, we’ll take you as close as we recently got to that continent by taking you with us to the Ethiopian restaurant, Awash. You’ll get to see the restaurant from our perspective – that of two girls presently in the fifth grade.

Latitude Bar & Grill – The Coordinates For An Authentic New York Bar Experience

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By Christopher A. Pape

Latitude Bar & Grill is a fitting name for Midtown West’s new locale for the after-work crowd and weekend carousers. Drawn by its 36 foot long bar surrounded by a lively crowd, friendly staff, and alluring happy hour menu, this three level dining and entertainment space has become the ideal coordinates for loyal clientele while continually attracting a steady supply of new faces.