How To Look Your Best On National Men's Grooming Day

As grooming habits have become too complicated and we all want to look our best as Fashion Week comes by, we celebrate today National Men's Grooming Day by sharing our top essentials to look your best on any day, ladies too!

Clarisonic Alpha Fit - One of the most advance tools you can have in your cabinet comes from the Clarisonic family. Patented sonic technology cleanses away oil, sweat and grime for healthier feeling, more energized skin — whether you’re ready for a smoother, closer shave or a beard that looks and feel its best. The device features two simple settings to energize men’s skin, those who are clean shaven and those or are bearded or needing a power clean for a more comfortable beard or for more cleansing power post-workout

A Perfect Shave - For the guys who are looking to simplify their grooming routine, Gillette’s AllPurpose Styler is the answer. This 3-in-1 tool is ideal for trimming evenly, shaving closely and edging accurately, making it as easy as possible to create the perfect look.

The All Purpose Styler simplifies grooming routines with three easy steps: Trim, Shave, and Edge where you turn your razor blade around to use the built in precision trimmer to create crisp and defined lines

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For fuller and thicker hair we can't go without Truefitt & Hill Thickening Shampoo: Using milk and wheat protein that strengthen hair and add body. The proteins not only make the hair appear thicker, but also add loft to the hair follicle, helping hair to appear fuller. Fragranced with a mild citrus and melon scent, you'll be smelling fresh, but not too feminine. We recommend using this about 2 to 3 times a week.

Facial masques are something I’ve really been getting into lately. I spend a lot of time on airplanes which are super dehydrating, and I bounce between cities with vastly different climates. When I’m in a city that’s humid or I’m out skateboarding a lot, I use Kiehl’s Age Defender Cleanser and leave it on for 10 minutes once a week. It turns into a dry masque that exfoliates when you rinse it off. I’ve also just discovered Odacité’s Synergie[4] Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque, which is a powder that comes with a brush for application and a whisk for blending it to a liquid consistency. You can add a bunch of different ingredients to it, like milk or sugar or lemon juice, to activate the powder for your specific skin issues. When my skin is dry from traveling, I’ll add some coconut oil
— Instagram Star, Sage Goldnik

What to wash withGoa Purifying Facial Wash - The face cleanser is excellent for oilier skin types, and a fast absorption time leads to no residue. 

Dark Phyto-Matter and a high concentration of organic antioxidants power GOA's Purifying Face Cleanser to greatly reduce the look of acne, pore size, and fine expression lines, while detoxifying the surface of the skin.

The all purpose vitamin - Men's & Women's Multi + Fish Oil: The first dual delivery system to provide the ideal intake of multivitamins and fish oil in one capsule. Packed with Biotin, known to help skin, hair, and nail production, ORB is the perfect vitamin to take as part of your daily grooming routine. Don’t ignore your health while focusing on your looks!

Never look tired again with Brickell Restoring Eye Cream, even after a couple drinks and little sleep, this will brighten and rejuvenate tired, dull eyes. This eye balm smoothes wrinkles around the eyes by strengthening the surrounding skin, while reducing puffiness (bags) and dark circles. Using deep moisturizers and protein peptides restore the skin structure, while caffeine reduces dark circles and puffiness. These ingredients have been shown to increase blood circulation and reduce dark circles.

To top our grooming routine we end with Sulwhashoo's Skin Reinforcing Emulsion, using Jeongyangdan and sea buckthorn extract, the benefits strengthen the skin's barrier to protect from external factors, city pollution. For the man who likes something woodsy, this emulsion has notes of pine, aloeswood, and white sandalwood.  

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Top Open Houses This Weekend

Looking for a new place to live or just curious about what's on the market? Check out our top open houses this weekend. 

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Chelsea

WHERE: 300 W 14th St Apt: 201

SIZE: 2 Beds | 2 Baths 

COST: $3,225,000 

WHEN: Friday, August 18th, 1PM-2PM

ABOUT: Embedded within the gorgeous Beaux-Arts stylings of the landmarked Bank Building, this one-of-a-kind 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom duplex loft is a contemporary expression of tranquility and effortless living. The space was devised by, and for, renowned international designer, Tui Pranich. Highly customized, the home is a paradigm of Tui’s belief that good design takes into account not only the aesthetics, but how life within that space will actually be lived. The home features a lovely, south-facing garden terrace as well as a blend of sustainable and luxury materials that include bamboo, concrete, and venetian plaster.

The combined living and dining space stretches 44-ft and is bookended by the home’s serene 225 sq. ft. garden terrace and one of the building’s original arched windows that soars nearly 17 feet in height and takes up the entirety of the north-facing wall. Overlooking the dining area is an open-concept chef’s kitchen that features a stainless steel countertop and backsplash, bamboo cabinetry, a concrete-topped eat-in island, and a suite of luxury appliances. Off the living room lies a spacious bedroom that has its own closet space and direct access to the garden. Finishing the lower level are a large full bathroom, a trio of roomy custom closets, and an office space that can be completely closed off.

The upper level of the home is occupied entirely by the master suite. Open to the dining room below, the space cleverly utilizes the natural light from the arched window while maintaining a comfortable degree of privacy. The bedroom is complete with a spacious dressing area equipped with extra closets and the open master bath features dual-vanity sinks, a concrete countertop, an intricate tile backsplash, bamboo drawers, and a massive walk-in shower.

Ryan Serhand and Linda Ho of Nest Seekers International are the listing agents. For more information click here

 

Upper East Side

WHERE: 333 East 91st Street, #4-F

SIZE:  Studio | 1Baths

COST: $650,000

WHEN: Sunday, August 20th 11:30AM-1PM

ABOUT:  Measuring more than 600 square feet, this lovely west-facing unit is larger than most city studios and flooded with magnificent light thanks to wide, floor-to-ceiling windows. The 10-foot tall ceilings amplify the sense of space, while the rich plank hardwood flooring sets a tone of distinction in this fine home. Head to the masterful chef's kitchen to find gorgeous full-height cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances, including a Viking gas stove, microwave and refrigerator and a Bosch dishwasher. The immaculate bathroom features swaths of marble and modern fixtures to create a spa-like atmosphere. The extra-wide closet accommodates storage and wardrobe needs while the in-unit washer-dryer, also by Bosch, adds the ultimate urban convenience.

Azure is a contemporary luxury cond-op building designed by world-renowned SLCE Architects. The pet-friendly building offers more than 6,300 square feet of amenity space, including a game room, lounge and event space, children’s playroom, fitness center and two landscaped rooftop terraces with breathtaking city and river views. Residents also enjoy a 24-hour concierge, bicycle storage and private storage units (at additional cost, subject to availability). Set in the heart of residential Yorkville, the building is surrounded by amazing new restaurants, nightlife venues and great shopping. The new Upper East Side Whole Foods is nearby, and amazing stores line the 86th retail corridor. Fantastic open space is just three blocks east at Carl Schurz Park or five blocks west at Central Park. Transportation is effortless with Q, 4/5/6 and express SBS M15 bus service within minutes.

Scott Hernandez and Steven Gold at Town Residential are the listing agents. For more information click here

 

Sag Harbor

WHERE:  1232 Sagg Rd, Sag Harbor NY 11963

SIZE: 5 Beds | 4.5 Baths 

COST: $2,425,000

WHEN: Sunday 8/13/17 12:00 PM– 1:00 PM

ABOUT:   2 Masters One Up One Down. Main 2 levels (2600 sq feet) 4/5 bedrooms 3.5 baths PLUS a finished basement with an additional 1300 sq for almost 3900 sq feet. The layout we all want with Great Room, Kitchen and Downstairs Master opening to the safety fenced backyard pool area.

The lower levels 1300 sq feet has a media room, exercise room, full bath, office,laundry room, potential wine cellar, and possible 6th bedroom, A wonderful private setting on a cul-de-sac. Huge grass play area. Possible Tennis? Fantastic Price for a totally renovated home Don't Miss it! A little over a mile outside the village of Sag Harbor, this home offers a quick ride to Sag Harbor- 3 minutes, Bridgehampton, Easthampton, and Ocean beaches. Sagg Main Beach is 6 minutes away.

Stephanie Melstein at Nest Seekers International is the listing agents. For more information click here

Cocktails To Celebrate National Rum Day

You don’t have to be in the caribean  to enjoy a refreshing rum based cocktail

With National Rum day today, we are gathering our favorite cocktail recipetes to celebrate the day through the summer sunset.

“My favorite variation of the Classic Daiquiri, this is inspired by the Floridita cocktail but uses aged Flor de Caña rum instead of white rum for a bit more complexity.  I add in a thin orange twist to brighten the citrus notes.” – Ashela Richardson Flor de Caña Ambassador

For a Classic Rum Cocktail: 

Daiquiri al Marrasquino created by Ambassador, Ashela Richardson

  • 1.5 Part Flor de Caña 7
  • ¾ Part Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ Part Simple Syrup (1.5:1 Sugar: Water)
  • ¼ Part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • Shake Vigorously and strain into Coupe
  • Garnish with Orange Peel
  • Daiquiri: Coupe Glass

For your Piña Colada Lovers: 

Piña Colada Fresca created by Ambassador, Ashela Richardson

  • 1 ½ parts Flor de Caña 7
  • 1 part coconut water
  • 1 part fresh pineapple juice
  • ½ part fresh orange juice
  • Swizzle over crushed ice and top with nutmeg and orange slice

For those looking for something NEW: 

Agua Colada created by Ambassador, Ashela Richardson

  • 1 ½ part Flor de Caña 7
  • 1 part coconut water
  • ¾ part fresh orange juice
  • ¼ part fresh lime juice
  • ½ pineapple gomme syrup
  • Serve: pebble ice
  • Garnish: grated nutmeg

Stormy Night

Created by Nils Boese, Jägermeister Global Brand Ambassador, Hildesheim, Germany

  • ½ part Jagermeister
  • 1 part Rum
  • ½ part Fresh Lime Juice
  • Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer

Build in Collins glass and top off with ginger ale or ginger beer.

The Salty Bird - Created by Lauren Schell

  •  .75 oz. Campari
  • 1.5 oz. Cruzan Black Strap Rum
  • 1.5 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • .5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Pinch of Salt

Combine all ingredients, shake and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a pinch of salt, dehydrated pineapple.

Looking For A 4 Bedroom in Tribeca?

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One of Tribeca's hottest new building 100 Barclay has an availability for immediate occupancy, Residence 24C is a sprawling Four Bedroom, Four Bath loft spanning 2,712 square feet. Beautiful oversized double hung windows, 10 foot high ceilings, and 4 inch white oak floors create ample proportions along with generous light and air. The entry foyer opens to an expansive Great Room with North and East exposures overlooking the iconic New York City skyline.

The adjacent windowed kitchen features Calacatta Gold marble countertops, backsplash, and island with seating for five. Custom cabinetry and hardware, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, wine refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and speed oven. Wolf gas range and oven are fully vented by a recessed stainless steel hood and features a Dornbracht pot-filler faucet.

The Master Bedroom suite features dual walk-in closets and a luxuriously finished Master Bath with polished Calacatta Gold marble tiled walls, high honed herringbone pattern marble floors with Lagos Blue limestone accent, Waterworks fittings and tub, steam shower, custom designed vanity with under-mount sinks and radiant heated floors. The Three additional Bedrooms feature generous closets and two are en-suite baths with a sophisticated combination of materials featuring a high-honed Vanilla Cream marble herringbone tiled floor and vanity countertop with Waterworks fittings paired with White ceramic crackle tiled wall detailing.

A separate service entrance offers a convenient arrival adjacent to the laundry room equipped with a full size LG washer and vented dryer, utility area with sink and hall closet storage. No detail was overlooked in the design of this residence with a multi-zone heating cooling system that carefully controls interior climate. This residence is now available for immediate occupancy.

Amenities in the building include outdoor terraces, a club lounge, wine room/ and storage, media lounge, billiards room, teen/children room (great for families), music room, and business center.

ALCHEMIQ: NYC's Best Mixology Experience

ALCHEMIQ is quickly becoming the finest of what NYC has to offer. Since its inception, this unique catering service has grown into a household name in the industry and has managed to change the landscape of it. The brand has been getting stellar reviews since its first event and has gained the trust of many reputable customers. Google, Jo Malone, Cosmopolitan and Chivas are just some of the brand’s loyal customers.

This NYC-based catering service is best known for its unique offer. Unlike most catering or mixology services, ALCHEMIQ offers it all to their customers. They specialize in mixing quality cocktails as well as serving amazing food. The founder, Igor Zukowiec has dedicated his life to exploring the world of flavor pairings. His passion led him to a career in catering and cocktail mixing which ultimately resulted in the founding of ALCHEMIQ catering - a business dedicated to serving the best quality hors d’oeuvres, finger food and cocktail catering on the market. The brand is also dedicated to helping the community by contributing to various charity events.

Trendy food

ALCHEMIQ catering has an artistic approach to food preparation. Its chefs believe that there is no better way of expressing creativity than through food. The result of that way of thinking is something truly special. You can be certain that there will be plenty of delicious food at every event they host.

Everything is prepared with an exceptional attention to detail. Every season you can expect a new menu consisting of dishes prepared with seasonal and fresh, locally grown ingredients. The starting point for their menu was the American cuisine which they later expanded with the best and trendiest additions from cuisines around the world. They can also create a bespoke menu for your event. The team always has a lot of new ideas and will listen to the suggestions of their customers to create the best menu to satisfy their needs.

     

High-end cocktails

Their amazing food menu is always topped off with high-end cocktails. The two are perfectly paired. There was a gap between the market demand and offer when it came to event mixology that ALCHEMIQ filled. You can finally have a great cocktail menu at your private party. The brand is offering craft cocktails served at the pace that will make sure no guest is empty handed. Creating an artisanal cocktail takes time, but with the right people behind the bar, ALCHEMIQ made sure to serve the best drinks in the time it takes to fill up a mug with beer.

Seasonal menus also include different cocktails for every season. When creating the cocktail menus, the team considers the food they will serve and make the selection of the best complementary drinks to serve together. But these cocktails are hardly just great companions of the food they offer. They stand independently when it comes to quality and creativity. Made of rare ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and homemade syrups these cocktails are treats to the senses on their own.

The “wow” factor

Trendy food and high-end cocktails are what ALCHEMIQ has to offer, but what sets this catering service apart is the “wow” factor. Every dish and every cocktail is served in a unique way. The food is served on beautifully designed plates and stations, and cocktails are given a new look with dry ice and stencil-sprayed logos. The biggest value ALCHEMIQ adds to an event is its team of experienced and dedicated artists.

In conclusion

If you want to host an event that will leave a lasting impression, hire ALCHEMIQ. Their mix of creativity, professionalism, and dedication to the customer satisfaction will ensure the success of your event. Whether you are organizing a wedding, corporate event or a birthday party, the ALCHEMIQ team will have a unique idea and execute it to perfection.

Why Oil Is Your Friend This Summer

While during the summer the last thing you may want is more oil, on your body but as studies have shown oil in the summer won't make you break out like when you were a teen. While we all want that dewy look, many are going for anything to make us look matte, while we may melt running inbetween meetings. What we've learned is that as long as you nourish your skin and use a lighter oil than you would in the winter you'll be glowing through fall.

Ahead, are our favorite oils for summer.

Start with a cleanser from AMOREPACIFIC this effectively cleanses the skin without depleting the skin's own protective barrier. This can be used a makeup remover as well, as it transforms into a silky emulsion when water is added, rinsing perfectly clean with no oil residue. Reviews have said it's ". The luxurious quality and scent make me feel like I'm at the spa."

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Precious Oil SPF 15 - A luxurious, soothing and nurturing oil with sheer SPF 15 sunscreen, one of the first of its kind. Cutting-edge plant biotechnology isolates and replicates the perfect rose stem cells for maximum anti-age repair. A precious bouquet of six rose stem cells and six rose extracts are blended with natural oils to help repair and prevent the signs of aging while nourishing, soothing and calming skin. Sheer, broad-spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen helps protect from UVA and UVB damage. Absorbs quickly, imparts a radiant glow and leaves skin silky soft, smooth and youthful-looking.

Moroccan Elixir is a beauty company that carries handmade organic argan oil and cactus oil from Essaouira, Morocco. The elixir that uses Vitamin E forms a protective layer insulating your skin and hair from thermal heat produced by the sun. By protecting skin and hair, you can help prevent wrinkles, sagging skin, and hair breakage for both men and women. Theargan oil is non-greasy and does not clog up pores. Instead of packing countless beauty products, Argan Oil is a powerhouse product that fights multiple signs of aging, moisturizes every skin type, and is a wonderful face primer for makeup. It’s great for men as well who need a little TLC for their beards!

Afraid of age? So are we, that's why we use Merle Norman Anti-Aging Complex Emulsion Dry Oil Serum. Perfect for hot and humid summer weather, this ultra -lightweight, silky dry oil serum blends beautifully onto skin and begins absorbing on contact. Because of its dry oil texture, there is no greasy residue, making it ideal for those who have oily skin or are exposed to the humidity. It provides immediate hydration for a radiant glow as well as long-term hydration by increasing or decreasing the number of drops you use based on your skin’s hydration level each day, this anti-aging serum will help improve skin texture, firmness, elasticity and suppleness.

 
 
 

Top Open Houses This Weekend

Looking for a new place to live or just curious about what's on the market? Check out our top open houses this weekend. 

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Midtown West

WHERE: 106 Central Park South 14NO

SIZE: 1 Beds | 2 Baths 

COST: $1,400,000

WHEN: Sunday, by appointment only

ABOUT: Priced to sell, the possibilities for these already combined N and O units are endless and the Central Park South location is absolutely perfect!

This south and west facing unit enjoys great light, ample closet space and two full baths. The current configuration includes two entrances, making the bedroom completely private but still part of the home. Use as a pied a terre or as primary residence, either way you will feel at home in the over 900sf - one of the biggest one bedroom units in the building. Please note the space does need to be updated and is reflected in the price, so come and see just how great this opportunity is.

106 Central Park South is a full-service condominium with full time doormen, porters ,concierge desk, in house valet service, garage and an on-site live in residential manager, an in-house security desk and a maid service on demand. Walk out your door and into Central Park, a few blocks west to Time Warner or east to Fifth Avenue with all of the city's best, fine dining and luxury shopping . Your dream NYC apartment is here awaiting your personal touch.
No Board Interview, Pied-a-Terre allowed, Foreign and Corporate buyers allowed.

Marion Minor at Stribling & Associates. For more information click here

 

Upper East Side

WHERE: 10 East 81st St.

SIZE:  2 Beds | 2.5 Baths

COST: $1,799,000

WHEN: Sunday, 8/13/17 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM

ABOUT:  Enter this triplex by way of the main floor's open plan entertaining space, which includes a combined living/dining room, kitchen, and half bath. This floor is bathed in natural light from generous, deep-silled windows and warmed in the evenings by a wood burning fireplace. Hardwood floors, dentil molding, and twelve foot ceilings celebrate the Silk Stocking charm.

One flight down to the master suite; a level dedicated entirely to bedroom, four piece bath, a wall of built-in storage and large walk-in closet. One additional flight down and the lowest level holds a den with second wood burning fireplace, a stylish service bar, and another full bathroom. This lower floor would make for a wonderful second bed or library. 

This coop home is a rare, urbane beauty in an incredible Manhattan location. The Met and Central Park can be seen from your front steps and all of Madison Avenue's shops and restaurants are a quick skip away. Pied-a-terre and pets allowed.

Brooke Joslyn and Gregory Spock at Stribling & Associates. For more information click here

 

Chelsea

WHERE:  130 West 19th St. 3E

SIZE: 3 Beds | 2 Baths 

COST: $2,425,000

WHEN: Sunday 8/13/17 12:00 PM– 1:00 PM

ABOUT:  Be sure to see this beautifully appointed 1496 Sq.Ft. convertible 3 bedroom /2 bath condominium in Chelsea House. Floor to ceiling windows provide loft style living complemented by Santos dark mahogany flooring. Southern exposure over landscaped rear gardens provides privacy and tranquility. An open plan kitchen flaunts Viking Professional stainless steel appliances, Maramba granite, quartz countertops with a breakfast bar and a plethora of opaque glass cabinetry provides ample storage.

Entertain in a spacious living room with a windowed dining area which easily converts to a 3rd bedroom or home office. A master bedroom suite offers floor to ceiling windows, large closets and an en-suite bath with white marble counters, teak cabinetry, a soaking tub and a separate glass enclosed shower. The 2nd bedroom is complemented by a hall bath outfitted with a tub, teak vanity and San Arroyo stone. 3E has central A/C , abundant closet space , a full size washer/dryer , FIOS service and a deeded storage unit that transfers with the property.

Chelsea House is a 64 unit pet friendly condominium. Amenities include a live-in super, 24 hour doorman and concierge, recently updated fitness center, play room/screening room, bike room and landscaped roof deck with panoramic 360' city views. An outstanding location provides proximity to great shopping, dining, the High Line, Madison Square Park and the Union Square Farmer's market. Access the nearby 1, 2, 3, F, M, A, C, E, and L Subway lines. Truly a great opportunity !

Jules S. Perlin at Stribling & Associates. For more information click here

A Break From Rosé We're Drinking Red

On most summer day and nights we have been guzzling #RoséAllDay but wanting to drink a red that'll satisfy even the biggest Brosé. 

Hard to hear that one can pass up a Whispering Angel for a red? Even red wine can be described as light and fruity and make for a great summer drink while chilled. Check out our suggestions for you to drink tonight. Sangria anyone?

Chilean wine is known for its high-quality product but low and affordable prices. For the best summer red, we recommend Carménère as its herbaceous peppercorn-like flavor both compliments and brings out the smoky flavors you would often find at your typical summer BBQ. Instead of adding to the richness and sweetness of BBQ foods,  Make sure to grill up some succulent meats and crisp veggies and pour yourself a glass (or two) of Carménère at your next BBQ for the ultimate summer 

“The keys to summer reds are three fold: lighter fruit flavors, high acidity to keep the wine refreshing, and wines that you serve cooler (like 50˚F). There is a distinct set of wines that fit the bill and they, themselves come from cooler climates (which usually produce lighter reds with higher acidity). I love lighter style Zweigelt or Sankt Laurent from Austria, German Pinot Noir (called Spätburgunder), Beaujolais from Burgundy, and Pinot Noir from Sancerre in the Loire Valley. Mencía from Spain can be fantastic too, if it’s the more berry, minerally style (versus a spicier version that may be too much for summer). Each of these has a “lightness of being” about them that makes them lively and fresh. 

And here’s a shopping tip for the readers: If you’re not sure if something will be heavy or light, take a look at the alcohol level. Any red above 13.5% ABV is going to be a bit too heavy to qualify as a summer red! "

— Elizabeth Schneider host of the popular "Wine for Normal People" podcast and author of a forthcoming, reimagined basic wine book, called "Wine for Normal People."

Beaujolais is light-bodied, low-tannin, refreshing, and best served chilled. made with iconic Beaujolais producer Georges Duboeuf, whose wide portfolio of appellation-driven Flower Label wines and Cru Beaujolais bottlings are ideal for summer. The Flower portfolio is the 2015 Beaujolais-Villages, a vibrant, fruit-driven wine which over-delivers for the cost, and serves as an excellent introduction for anyone interested in exploring the high-quality side of Beaujolais. 

Light and well-balanced, Riunite Lambrusco is perfect for every occasion. Enjoyable and straight forward, its easy drinkability make it a favorite with a wide variety of foods, including spicy fare.

Looking to learn how to make a great sangria? Check their recipe below.

Classic Red Sangria
1 750ml bottle of Riunite Lambrusco
1 lemon, 1 orange, 1 peach, 1 ripe green apple, sliced
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup Brandy (optional)
¼ cup Triple Sec
1 can of lemon-lime soda

Combine the sliced fruit, brandy and triple sec in a pitcher. Add Riunite Lambrusco, orange juice and lemon-lime soda.

 

 

Live on over 20 Acres of Land for $12M

 

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A place of intoxicating beauty, this serene estate represents the very best that Westchester County has to offer. Set within a history rich enclave that is home to many prominent residents, the setting features a stunning country house, a pool, tennis court, carriage house, studio and guest house. Beautiful natural ponds, three in total, and two waterfalls also enhance the landscape which captivates with its varying topography of rustic woods, rushing streams, verdant fields and mature gardens.

A mere hour away from Manhattan this property an early/mid 1800s  on 20.5 acres, this $12M property was expanded over time into 4-bedroom home, then completely gut renovated and remodeled in 2009 by architect Robin Prince Zahn.  The home retains much of the original footprint before its expansion, as well as original hardwood floors and cathedral ceilings in the living room.  

Still regarded as one of the area's best kept secrets, this enviable locale presents a rare opportunity to escape and restore your spirits amid nature's ever-changing beauty. The fenced grounds, secluded behind a gated entry and accessed via a long drive, are a delight throughout the seasons and offer easy access to the town and major roadways. The home was expanded from about 3050 sq. ft. to its current 7,758 sq. ft..

James (JB) Avery, Matthew Berger & Arlene Oxman, of Douglas Elliman are the listing agents

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Why You'll Start Your Weekend With Meditation

After a long work week the first thing most of us want to do is to let loose and have a good time. While a heavy dinner or drink may be fun, this Spring meditation will be the best way to start the weekend, giving you a clear head and better start Saturday morning.

 For those in New York you can now go to Yo Yoga! which has partnered with Sound Off to bring yogis weekly classes featuring curated playlists from the world's top DJs.

“Offering Sound Off yoga at Yo Yoga! is going to take yogis’ practices to the next level. The headphone technology allows you to really engage in your practice and create your own experience and I’m proud we are the first in New York to offer weekly classes,” said Rebecca Weible, founder of Yo Yoga! 

Sound Off™ produces a wide variety of events with wireless headphone technology. Our wireless headsets let each attendee control their own volume and tune in to up to three channels of audio from DJs, emcees and video presentations. Our wireless headphone technology helps event organizers and event production companies create captivating events that can only be heard through our noise-isolating LED headphones.

While going in myself a half hour of meditation was thought to be forever. Having tried before and could never get past 5 minutes, II found the soothing headphones allow me to block out the world and be guided through. While I may have had a restless leg after, the 30 minutes flew by leaving me refreshed after a long work week.

Meditation creates a deep engagement at outdoor events, corporate events, private parties, music festivals, trade shows, weddings, speaking engagements, guided group events and beyond. 

“Yo Yoga! is the first studio in the tri-state area to host regular Sound Off classes and we are eager to continue growing in the region.”

Yo Yoga! currently offers a variety of traditional open and basic yoga classes as well as specialty sessions such as stretch & restore, power yoga, candle lit yin/restorative yoga and integrated yoga. The outside deck is glistening with twinkle lights and hosts classes and workshops whenever the weather is 68 degrees or higher.

Yo Yoga! is located at 344 E 59th St., New York, NY 10022.  Sound Off Meditation is at 8 PM on Fridays for $10,