For centuries Budapest and its beautiful Danube River has enchanted composers, royals and romantics.
Considered to be the melting pot of Europe and a sister city of New York, Antwerp is home to over 170 nationalities hailing from all over the world who have passed through this port city to realize the dream of a better life elsewhere and/or fell in love with this liberal and progressive city and never left.
Nestled in Osaka, Japan’s second largest city, is a hidden gem for visitors to escape the chaos of city life and become one with nature. The tranquil garden is the home Taiko-en, which encompasses five restaurants and twelve banquet halls.
As the rising sun travels up the mountains of Yakushiyama it awakens the hidden gardens and visitors of hotel Beniya Mukayu. The quaint 17-room Japanese getaway embraces the cherry, maple and other trees that surround the retreat.
In just a few short hours by train or auto, transport yourself to the charming ski resorts in Vermont that has something for everyone – charming villages, daredevil mountains, snow bunny hills, luxury spas, unchartered Nordic trails and fine dining.
By W.A. Muller
Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston Celebrate the Publication of Their Novel FROZEN: Heart of Dread, Book One
In celebrating the publication of their latest novel FROZEN: Heart of Dread, Book One, best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz and co-author Michael Johnston hosted a book party at Tyler Rollins Fine Art on Thursday, September 26, 2013.
Known for her award-winning novels for teens and young adults, de la Cruz is also the author of the hit series Blue Bloods and Witches of East End, each of which Johnston co-created. With the success of Witches of East End, de la Cruz has turned the novel into a Lifetime television series that will air this fall, starring Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Most recently added to the duo’s list of published books, their newest novel FROZEN has already received various critically acclaimed reviews, making it a must-read this season.
For more information on both de la Cruz and Johnston, as well as their previously written novels, please visit: melissa-delacruz.com
With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan
By George Wayne
Pamela Morgan, the chic Fifth Avenue socialite and culinary queen has, for more than three years, been conducting what she calls “Flirting With Flavors,” which one could call “the chicest cooking class imaginable” and which she would call ‘’more than a cooking class, more like a cooking party.” Six times a month she opens her state of the art kitchen to six candidates who want to upgrade their culinary skills. What is coolest about this culinary excursion is the fact that it has been attracting a wide range of bankers, industrialists and highly successful men about town who have come to realize that learning how to cook and prepare a meal is one of the classiest investments a man can adapt to impress a suitor or two.
By Flo Anthony
Looking dapper in a suit, striped shirt and scarf draped around his neck, Rod Stewart was spotted at the Ritz Carlton on Central Park South in between tour dates. The ageless rocker was accompanied by an entourage that included two men and two ladies. The guys drank beer as Rod and the ladies sipped white wine. As the group walked out of the bar, Rod took time to pose for a photo with a little boy……….