By Christopher A. Pape
Sometimes a love affair is so passionate that words can’t describe the emotion that is felt. Sometimes an addiction can be so strong that no matter of cajoling or begging can make it stop. And sometimes a restaurant is so good that licking a plate is almost seen as dignified. The restaurant that I refer to happens to be my favorite restaurant in New York City.
By Christopher A. Pape
For a restaurant critic or those truly passionate about food there are few restaurant concepts that excite. It basically boils down to the fact that we’ve seen everything before – haute Barnyard, rustic Italian, sublime Japanese and many others - all seem passé. Often I think to myself that if I see one more clever way to use foie gras I might just stop eating all together. But, I suppose that is an extreme measure, especially in the light of the recent opening of Gravy, a fabulous new restaurant in the Flatiron section of Manhattan serving up inspired and delicious Southern cuisine with a twist.
Arts & Entertainment
By Bob and Sandy Nesoff
Few movies in recent years have moved an audience to rise from seats at the conclusion, applaud and stand still while watching the credits. War Horse was one of them.
Wolf Home held its first art show of WOLFHOME SIGNATURE COLLECTION benefiting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Wolf Home, the customized home furnishing showroom designed to inspire, has always embraced the art world with exquisite textile designs, the most elaborate colors, plus a selection of top art and fashion books. This time, fabric and home décor expert Warren Wolf Kay took a step further to bring top international art to the store and make history in fashion world.
By Maxine Albert
Picture a boundless plain covered with animals marching as if on pilgrimage, past rivers and flatlands, the sound of hooves kicking up clouds of dust punctuated by grunts and snarls. The breadth and scope of this endless procession on the African landscape is primal, almost surreal.
By Angela Noelle Pape
There is only one country whose weight of culture – from music, art, food, architecture, political thought and scientific achievement merits the distinction of being wholly instrumental in the development of Western society. That country, Italy, is also home to some of the most beautiful natural landscape in the world. Pilgrims from all over have come and will continue to come to pay their respects to this land of enchantment. In fact, Samuel Johnson, arguably the most distinguished man of letters that England has ever produced, wrote: “A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see.”
By Laurie Heifetz and Richard C. Murray
As winter falls, the thoughts of many northerners turn southward, as the delights of Florida beckon as a destination for those weary of the cold. A particularly attractive haven is South Beach (SoBe), an area of Miami Beach with an immediately noticeable European feel.
By Lavanya Sunkara
Rich in cultural, natural and historical significance, Panama is one of the most visited countries in Central America. The modern skyscrapers and highways of Panama City are on par with those of big cities in the United States, while the cobblestoned streets and 300-year-old Spanish colonial buildings of Casco Viejo transport you to another era. Diversity of population, resulting from those who came from afar during the canal construction, reminded me of New York. The isthmus of Panama offers plenty of outdoor activities, including fishing in the jungle waters of Gatun Lake, exotic bird and wildlife viewing, and hiking in rainforests.
By Mel Stuart
As the days are getting shorter and the weather turns colder, are you beginning to dream of a beautiful island to get away to? If you want warm, sunny weather on a stunning island protected by a coral reef, surrounded by crystal blue water, you will find your dreams come true when you visit Antigua. Antigua is the largest of the British Leeward Islands, located 1,300 miles from Miami Florida and 570 miles from Caracas, Venezuela. Antigua is actually a chain of islands, additionally consisting of Barbuda and Redonda. Its island neighbors are St. Kitts, Nevis and Guadeloupe. American Airlines now has a direct non-stop flight that will get you there comfortably and quickly. Flight #673 departs JFK at 8:35 A.M. and arrives at ANU at 1:40 P.M. Antigua is a hot spot sure to provide an enticing vacation. You will love the spectacular white sand beaches, trade winds, warm and mostly dry weather, rich history and culture, and a multitude of vacation activities, concentrated on this 14 mile long and 11 mile wide island in the Caribbean.
By Christopher A. Pape
There is only one restaurant in the city whose name evokes pangs of pleasure every time it is uttered. And there is only one restaurant whose force of will and height of reputation has ushered in countless replicas and launched the careers of some of the most acclaimed chefs in the world. This restaurant whose doors open for only the most elite of crowds is Le Cirque.