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    • Long Island’s ‘Green’ Vineyards: The Future of Agriculture image

      The fundamentals involved in the ancient art of winemaking haven’t changed a great deal throughout the centuries, but one of the most exciting developments in recent years is the rapidly growing area of organic wine. Since grapes are among the most pesticide-laden produce, it is no wonder we are reaching more often for organic wines … more

    • Croatia: Traveling The Unexpected Layout 1

      By Ana Božičević I recently visited my homeland Croatia for a series of readings and public talks, and a stay at a literary residency on the Istrian coast —the country’s northernmost riviera. Lonely Planet describes Croatia as a “rare blend of glamour and old-fashioned authenticity,” and its coastline offers an unparalleled range of sights and activities … 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • DINING & DIETING DO GO TOGETHER T2

      By Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD Celebrity dietitian and CEO Going out to dinner tonight? You’ve got plenty of company. On average Americans eat out about five times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association, and whether you dine out for business or pleasure one thing is clear: dining out with any regularity makes it … more

    • LIT FROM WITHIN 001-Metro2 (85)

      By Bonnie Downing Inspired by the glittering new Baccarat Hotel & Residences, and a city set aglow by the annual phenomenon of light known as “Manhattanhenge,” we take a look at all that glimmers.   Fifty stories of prismatic glass now shimmer across the street from MOMA. The facade of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences, designed … 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

    • Luxury Lifestyle v3

      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

    • 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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