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      Stress Less: Preserving Wellness of Body and Mind with Venus QUINTANA Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do … more

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      FRONTSTAGE–BACKSTAGE By Barbara Feldon When I think of Manhattan I think of Times Square. Its neon colors like garish jewelry throb   insistently, as if to say, “Look at me, look at me!” How drab the city would be without it! Every time I go there I become a tourist enthralled by towering screens, faces … more

    • Wealth Expert Robert Frank Divines the Fate of the Luxury Real Estate Market robertfrank

      By Allison Geller Robert Frank, CNBC reporter, author of two books on the über-rich and former Wall Street Journal Wealth Reporter and overseas correspondent, is a wealth of knowledge on the world’s most moneyed buyers. We asked him to read the signs of today’s ultra-high-end real estate market. 1. The Markets Are Globalizing Frank predicts … more

    • Great Weekend Getaways Venus Quintana

      Winter can’t silence the call of the weekend getaway. Fortunately, there’s no need to succumb to cabin fever. Multiple cures await, just for a night or two and with the stress of the holidays quickly approaching, an impromptu escape can be just what the doctor ordered. Here are my three favorite destinations, all within decent … more

    • STYLE | An Exclusive Interview with Peyman Umay Peyman_Umay_DDC_0407_3mt-225x300

      By Amber Snider How is dressing your body similar to designing or decorating your home? Dressing well is about two critical aesthetics: colors and proportions. Choosing the right colors that enhance one’s natural complexion—and specific shapes that show the advantages of the body and hide the disadvantages of the body at the same time—are of … more

    • Service & Excellence with Laura Doughty waiter logo

      Luxury real estate is, undoubtedly, a service business that requires each of us as agents to strive for excellence.  Excellence has always been a life mission for me.  I understand perfection is not only unattainable, but for me it actually sounds pretty dull.  Striving for excellence is a journey with twists and turns; failures and … more

    • Yoga: The Perfect Style for Your Personality bhuja

      By Kathryn Budig  The word yoga probably conjures up the image of a content-looking yogi contorted into the shape of a pretzel but I have good news-all yoga isn’t like that. In fact, there are endless variations of yoga for every type of person. The question is where should you start? Below is a short … more

    • Gurney’s Inn & Seawater Spa: A Sanctuary of Wellness and Luxury logo_and_beach_shot-540x360_450_300

      Approached by winding country lanes that meander throughout the bucolic town of Montauk, Gurney’s Inn and Seawater Spa commands one of the most spectacular panoramic views on Long Island. Perched high on windswept bluffs, this idyllic destination overlooks a world-renowned private ocean beach, offering the majestic Atlantic to all who visit. It is a space … more

    • Changing the Face of New York’s Culinary Landscape BROOKLYNNEWwhiteEdgartista

      Brooklyn’s Culinary Scene A gritty borough once overshadowed by Manhattan has now become home to some of the city’s best restaurants and acclaimed chefs. The amusement over Brooklyn’s cultural explosion is no longer a subject for headlines, as most of those in New York City and around the world are well acquainted with the borough’s … more

    • APARTMENT NUMBER 12 Photo by David Kestin

      Heather Fink is on… APARTMENT NUMBER 12 Comedian and filmmaker, Heather Fink, gives Metropolitan an artist’s perception of value through a personal snapshot of her life in Brooklyn. Luxury as a term has many definitions, and while financial freedom leads to luxurious experiences, the ability to see the world through other’s eyes has tremendous value. … more

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