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Category Archives: Arts/Entertainment

Write On!

Here’s something particularly satisfying about the fine art of handwriting. Letting the pen glide over rich, creamy paper, while listening to the delicious sound of the ink touching the page with each stroke of the pen, creates a sensory experience worth savoring. In fact, for many letter writers, this experience is highly personal and entails much more than simple information. “Handwritten notes reflect one’s mood and reveal personality traits through the slant and thickness of the letters,” says Rita O’Brien, a handwriting enthusiast from New York City. “They bear traces of the writer’s essence.”

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Courtney Reed

The impetus for creating Gagged Chokers came from the fact that Reed couldn’t find any pieces that appealed to her personality and sense of style. Although she enjoys following fads, Reed prefers not to adhere to all of them, instead dressing for her body type and “in things that make me feel good, while showing off a little bit of me.” Thus, she began wearing the chokers that she had created herself, and friends and fans instantly had strong reactions.

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The Art of the Auction

For those with a passion for fine collectibles like porcelain, prints, antique furniture or jewelry, the auction houses sotheby’s and christie’s offer the adventure of acquiring priceless items. Thanks to the houses’ online opportunities, this may be the most accessible time in their centuries-old histories for beginners to participate in the auction experience.

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Holiday Events to Thrill, Enchant and Warm the Heart

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree-lighting kicks off a season chock-full of holiday entertainment – from performances of “The Nutcracker,” “Mozart’s The Magic Flute” and “Handel‘s Messiah,” to art exhibitions celebrating international design, high fashion, Muhammad Ali and Ansel Adam’s Americana.

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Strokes of Genius

If you drive down a hidden alleyway past a few vintage gas pumps, oil trucks and fuel tanks, you’ll find what looks like an ordinary garage. But, behind the doors of this unassuming space is William Quigley’s East Hampton art studio, where museum-worthy paintings live and breathe creative genius into every corner of the room.

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Summer Launch Party

It was an evening to remember as Long Island's glitterati dazzled at Luxury Living Magazine’s summer launch party on June 16 at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset.

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Full Plate

Lori Loughlin was destined to be a California girl—at least, that’s what she told herself at age 14.

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Fall’s Cultural Calendar

Autumn’s breezes usher in a refreshing new season of arts and entertainment. Among the highlights: the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Long Island Biennial, the NYC Ballet Fall Gala and a star-studded Broadway revival of Chekhov’s final play.

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Clark Gillies

Clark Gillies was only 5 years old when he got his first taste of the ice. His first pair of ice skates were hand-me-downs from his older brother. But from the moment Gillies laced them up, they were all his.

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