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    • Sales STORIES in the City Kelly Kreth

      Top producers across NYC share some of their favorite sales stories. NICK JABBOUR, CRS, Nest Seekers International I was with a longtime client viewing a $7 million boutique condo conversion on the Upper East Side. My client, a hedge funder, had come on his lunch break and was in full suit, as was I. The … 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • MIND SET brei

      Buisness2Business – A Financial Professional’s Guide To Staying Stress Free         By Brie DeChance As a business owner, I am no stranger to stress. After a long day of phone calls, meetings, and sitting in front of a computer, I am often drained and exhausted. Add the long winter months to the … more

    • 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

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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

    • 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

    • Where To Find Luxury Golf Resort Real Estate in Florida Sandestin

      The Sunshine State is one of the most frequented by avid golfers – and, as such, you can expect to find plenty of golf resort real estate in Florida. But, just where are the most luxurious long-term golf resort communities? Here are my top 5 picks. Palm Coast, FL – Ocean Hammock Between St. Augustine … 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

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