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Category Archives: Winter/Holiday 2015

Northport Village

As carolers travel up and down the street singing beautiful harmonies of old and new holiday songs, children laugh and sing along while waiting for Santa Claus to march up the street with a sack full of candy canes to hand out before he begins his magical journey on Christmas Eve night.

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Accent On Joy

When it comes to decorating your home for the holiday season, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the many design choices out there. But rather than transform your entire home into a winter wonderland for the month of the December, concentrating on key pieces to integrate into your existing layout allows for seamless decorating.

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Beth Stern

Beth Stern is a lifesaver. Since childhood and throughout her recent decade of service as spokesperson at North Shore Animal League America, the model, actress, television host and New York Times best-selling author has devoted countless hours rescuing, fostering and finding homes for homeless and ailing animals. “Me being an animal lover, it’s definitely in my blood,” Stern says.

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Runway Recap

Much like a wedding it’s the careful attention to detail, in this case, flowing fringe, tiered layers of lace, appliqués, intricate embellishments and adornments that makes Badgley Mischka a standout show each season.

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Medieval Magic

“Croatia, like most of the Balkans and broader Eastern Europe, is a massive draw for visitors to Europe – and increasingly so,” says John Boulding, CEO of Insight Vacations, a luxury tour company that took this writer and others through sites in Croatia via customized coach.

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Today’s Cosmetic Procedures

It seems we’re all searching for that younger-looking face, more defined chin or firmer tummy. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of THREE percent from the previous year. If you’ve ever looked at yourself smiling back from a photograph and cringed, maybe it’s time to consider talking with a plastic surgeon about one of the many new options for rejuvenating your appearance.

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The Future Is Here

If you’re old enough to remember the 80s TV series, “Knight Rider,” you may recall scoffing at the notion of KITT, the self-aware supercar that would show up on command, steer itself through a hail of bullets and hold long arguments with its crime-fighting partner, Michael Knight, played by the pre-Baywatch, David Hasselhoff.

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Art & Commerce

The New York metropolitan area has always been a place where the worlds of art and commerce meet. In the early 1960s, for example, Manhattan-based artist Andy Warhol revolutionized the art world by reimagining store-bought items, such as Campbell Soup cans, as cultural icons. Nowadays, our shopping malls are architectural wonders, and no visit to a world-class museum is complete without the opportunity to buy a Van Gogh or Monet coffee mug or coaster at the museum store.

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