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The Scoop Troupe

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By Rory Winston Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images The dope, the skinny, the lowdown, the dirt… Ever since antiquity, we’ve been consumed by a need to know ‘what’s going down’ with those who are ‘higher up.’ We want hearsay confirmed, laundry aired, scandals unearthed, calumny dispelled; we hanker for a behind-the-scenes look at our […]


Philanthropic Princess

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By Isaiah Negron Every year on October 31st, philanthropist and animal advocate Michele Riggi dons a regal wedgewood gown and her best princess smile for her annual Halloween Extravaganza at the Palazzo Riggi in Saratoga Springs, NY. From a glittering full-size carriage with live ponies to attending footmen, Riggi’s Cinderella distributes hugs and chocolate bars […]


Fall Trading: Watching the color of money change

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By Larry Greenfield This is the season where the active trader looks to make his/her mark. It is the time where traders leave the beach and head for the trading desk – be it at the office or at home in the basement. Hunting season is imminent and so the instincts of the fisherman, the […]


Picture-Perfect Periodontist

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By Isaiah Negron Former White House Periodontist Dr. Nicholas Toscano has worked on the smiles of Nicole Kidman, President George W. Bush, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Sonja Morgan and Patrick McMullan. The Columbia University School of Dental Medicine graduate and a United States Navy veteran confides, “I also have lot of blue collar […]


East Meets West at Ling Skincare

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By Hillary Latos The East has always been revered for its homeopathic skincare products that use ancient and herbal healing ingredients that harness powerful anti aging effects producing age defying results. Thanks to renowned skin care expert to the stars, Ling Chan, the search for amazing skin is over! She combines her vast knowledge of […]


Relax at Spa Castle

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By Peizhao Sun Premium relaxation, incredible massages and delectable Korean food aren’t all there is to the famed mega-spa-extravaganza. Standing in College Point, Queens, the expansive funhouse that is Spa Castle is nothing but marvelous for its luscious presentation of Asian leisure traditions, as well as the unique layout, accompanied by a serene and relaxing […]


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

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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”, […]


Deron Williams On Point

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By Rory Winston Photos by Andrew H. Walker for Getty Images Larger than life: for both a literal and figurative translation see under ‘Deron Williams.’ Entering his high ceilinged Tribeca home is like walking onto an installation by Jeff Koons where a contemporary god wrought of cast iron and aluminum stoically stands with hands extended […]


Fitness Finds the Perfect Fit

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By Rory Winston ‘State-of-the-art,’ ‘scientifically tested,’ ‘personally tailored…’ Let’s face it; these have become no more than high-fiber phrases for the selling of dietary products and fitness programs. Whether it’s a Nautilus-evangelist soaked in steroids on the shopping channel or a spiritual healer sharing a long lost Mesopotamian weight loss diet on the Morning Show, […]


The Last Laugh

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By Rory Winston Having been brought up in a middle class Jewish neighborhood, to this day it’s difficult not to smile whenever I hear the words ‘dry cleaner.’ Throughout my adolescence the profession evoked a series of one-liners. Whether it was an elderly family member misquoting Myron Cohen’s “Mister, that ticket’s over ten years old…


The Alt Alternative

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By Rory Winston Photos by Larry Busacca/Getty Images Eliana and Luisel Ramos, Ana Carolina Reston, Isabelle Caro: While the list of renowned models succumbing to anorexia has become all but too familiar, it wasn’t all that long ago when most of the media was oblivious to the damage elicited by the fashion industry in their […]


In Bed with Pop

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By Rory Winston Photos by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images As the mellifluous voice of Ariana DiLorenzo nonchalantly scampers across the unmistakably jagged line “Just because I’m in your bed doesn’t mean I’m yours”, one suspects that the identity of the culprit being addressed could as easily have been all of pop music as the lover alluded […]


Janis & Carly Spindel

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Photo Credit: Katya Productions The Leading Mother-Daughter Matchmaking Team By W. A. Muller Janis and Carly Spindel, the leading mother-daughter matchmaking team, are uniting lonely hearts across the United States and Can­ada. The duo specializes in matching eligible men and women and now with daughter Carly’s efforts enhances Janis’ already pre-eminent matchmaking services making them […]


A Force of Nature: Alix Astir Reigns as NYC’s Rose Queen

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By Lucy Dotson Photos by Michael Loccisano for Getty Images 2 am, Chelsea. A taxi grinds to a halt, circled in streetlight. Alix Astir, the strikingly beautiful CEO of Trellis Fine Florals, steps out, her signature moto jacket draped across slim shoulders. She’s here to buy flowers, a morning ritual, and one she insists on […]


Prosenjit Sen

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By Isaiah Negron Have you ever been shopping online and found the must-have accessory but you weren’t sure whether it would really complement your look? Prosenjit Sen, Chief Executive Officer of ProSent Mobile and Founder of the new style app StyleChat, is here to take the mystery out of online shopping.


Rejuvenating Your Skin with Lasers

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By Dr. Michelle Henry In years past, turning back the clock meant going under the knife. Today we have many options for tightening the skin, softening the texture of the skin and reducing skin discoloration, also known as “sun spots,” which are minimally invasive. We can now turn back the clock without ever lifting a […]


Champagne Stocks and Bubbles

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By Larry Greenfield Having worked on Wall Street since the mid 1980s through the bull market of the 1990s and 2000s before leaving in the fall of 2011 I can honestly say I have seen it all – but have I? Time will tell though one thing I can do is give you, the reader […]


Giving Back in Style

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By Christopher A Pape Photos By Shin+Christensen Jean Shafiroff is actively involved as a volunteer leader and fundraiser of several New York City and Southampton charitable causes. Her managerial skills, compassion, generosity and enthusiastic dedication are among her strongest traits. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources. Jean’s […]


To the Manner Reborn

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Interview with singer Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin Artist Profile / NY / By Rory Winston Photos by Michael Loccisano for Getty Images Jewelry by Homage from Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin for Sintessi Fine Jewelry Clothing by Maggie Norris The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you,” stated Gloria Vanderbilt, […]


Celebrity Image & Wardrobe Specialist – Amanda Sanders

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By W. A. Muller Amanda Sanders is the co-founder and CEO of NewYorkImageConsultant.com, a New York-based image and wardrobe consulting company that styles men and women, and has had both a private and celebrity clientele for nearly 15 years. Aside from her image consulting company and working with celebrities such as Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, […]


MEDSPA44 – New Spa Infuses Traditional Services with the Latest Technology in Cosmetic Treatments to Create a Unique Facility

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By W. A. Muller Americans’ quest for ageless beauty and turning back time shows no signs of slowing down, with more than $12 billion spent on surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2013, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Among the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedures identified were Botox (nearly 4 million), […]


The Investors Corner: Castles in the Sky

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By Larry Greenfield Trading and investing is a mental game and mimics the game of life. Though most people will claim to think about the future in reality most of us live in the moment. “My name is Larry Greenfield and I have been a professional trader for a Hedge Fund. My first career ran for some seventeen years though as a […]


New York States of Mind

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By Rory Winston “You want to know what it takes to sell real estate?  It takes brass balls…” proclaimed a swaggering Alec Baldwin in the 1992 movie version of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.  That this image of a broker should remain fixed in collective consciousness is in no small part thanks to cosmopolitan buccaneers […]


The New Era of Facial Rejuvenation

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Dr. Zeena Al-Dujaili Dermal filler injections have literally changed the face of aging and have given us the ability to reverse the visible effects of time instantly. In recent years we have developed a better understanding of the aging process. In addition to changes in the skin, significant changes occur in the subcutaneous fat and […]


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