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Category Archives: Summer 2016

The Ultimate Backyard Upgrade

Here, some dos and don’ts from NYC-based photographer, Brian Marcus of Fred Marcus Studios. His photographic assignments have taken him to exotic locales around the world, as well as inside the lives of numerous notables.

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Summer Selfie

Here, some dos and don’ts from NYC-based photographer, Brian Marcus of Fred Marcus Studios. His photographic assignments have taken him to exotic locales around the world, as well as inside the lives of numerous notables.

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Sun Undone

Fine leather belongs on your handbag, not your face. Aside from being the major cause of skin cancer, ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from both outdoor and indoor tanning, ages and leathers your skin. The sun’s rays alone cause 90 percent of the visible skin changes we think of as aging: lines, wrinkles, age spots, blotchy pigmentation and breakdown of collagen and elastin, all leading to sags and bags.

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Countess LuAnn

Pandemonium persists as the eighth season of The Real Housewives of New York City nears its conclusion. The usual sparring viewers have grown to expect continues week after week between this colorful group of modern Manhattan women who defy the antiquated, yet “real” definition of a housewife.

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London Legacy

In this day and age, it is survival of the fittest when it comes to longevity in business. Technology has changed the playing field, enabling shoppers to Google, point and click to instantly satisfy their desire for fine things. In turn, brick-and-mortar businesses have had to up their game, finding more creative ways to attract consumers.

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A Toast to the Coast

Alicia Dunn “Carried by the Current” brings the beauty of ocean waves indoors. $2,250. At Williams-Sonoma Home, wshome.com.

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Surf For All

Charlie Butler wrote poetry in the sand. The autistic pre-teen from Long Beach was barely verbal for much of his young life and communicated by making words using his fingers and toes at the beach. But when Charlie turned 12, he found another way to express himself using sand and surf. He was introduced to Surf For All, a program that Charlie’s mother, Kathy Butler says changed his life.

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Garden City

Grand colonials on expansive plots—most with multi-million dollar price tags. Golf courses, tennis clubs, playgrounds, a vibrant downtown shopping district— and one of the top-ranked high schools in New York State, (according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best High Schools rankings). The aforementioned, along with Garden City’s slice of Americana setting makes this town an appealing place to call home.

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Walk This Way

When it comes to floor design in today’s homes, the design mantra is —anything and everything—goes.

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