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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

WHAT'S NEW THIS SUMMER 2015 IN THE HAMPTON'S

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SUMMER IN THE HAMPTON'S
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Southampton Inn



The serene seaside villages that make up the Hamptons are best known for their white, sandy beaches and fabulous homes. This summer, explore some of the East End’s hotspots, where you’ll find some of the finest restaurants, clothing boutiques, and luxury oceanfront resorts. Memorial Day marks the start of the Hamptons social season. A look at some highlights on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do:



WHERE TO STAY



SOUTHAMPTON



Southampton Inn


91 Hill Street

Southampton, NY

631.283.6500




New this season - renovated guest rooms, THE new ballroom for your perfect Hamptons wedding or corporate retreat and a new outdoor patio for socializing are all part of the allure of the new Southampton Inn this summer 2015. Hungry for more? Then why not experience breakfast, lunch and now dinner at the reinvigorated Café Oso, under the talented hand of Chef Peter Ammar serving small plates using local fish and farm produce daily from 07:00am to 9:00pm. Boasting several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a short drive from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.





AMAGANSETT



Ocean Dunes

379 Bluff Road

Amagansett, NY

631.267.8121




Four acres of nature preserve surround this oceanfront resort with private beach access within walking distance of upscale Amagansett. Rent one of Ocean Dunes Resort’s one- or two-bedroom units and survey the surrounding environment from your private balcony, relax by the outdoor heated pool, or dine al fresco at the on-site picnic area. The resort is also within walking distance of transportation, making travel between Ocean Dunes and NYC fast and convenient.




MONTAUK



Panoramic View Resorts & Residences

272 Old Montauk Highway

Montauk, NY

631.668.3000




Located on the beach in popular Montauk, Panoramic View Resorts & Residences offers cozy accommodations with in-room kitchenettes, close to the village’s popular restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, and surfing areas. Set within a 10-acre nature sanctuary with 1,000 feet of pristine beaches, Panoramic offers towel, chair, and umbrella service for lounging on the sand as well as an on-site heated pool with cabanas and pool house. The property also is home to a number of one- to five-bedroom turn-key luxury residences with access to an on-site fitness center, massage therapists, personal trainers and year-round staff.



WHERE TO DINE



WAINSCOTT



Osteria Salina

108 Wainscott Stone Road

Wainscott, NY 11975

631.527.5396




A stunning new location for the established masters of Sicilian cuisine at Osteria Salina. After three years of creating a loyal following and serving authentic Sicilian dishes highlighting the specialties of Salina located in the Aeolian islands, Osteria Salina has moved from 95 School street in Bridgehampton to 108 Wainscott Stone road in Wainscott. The new Osteria Salina has undergone a thorough refurbishment that has restored the grandeur of this iconic location known formerly as Sapore di Mare. Experience the intimate private dining room, La Saletta. Enjoy the Georgica Room with panoramic views of bucolic Georgica Pond. Socialize in the main room against the backdrop of a castle like fireplace, hand hewn beams, Osteria Salina offers features including a wood burning pizza oven in addition to a classic baby grand piano bar lounge, and will continue its tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality. Set to open this Memorial Day weekend, followed by a private invitation gala on June 5th & 6th, 2015, Osteria Salina, helmed by Executive Chef & Owner Cinzia Gaglio and Host Tim Gaglio, can now accommodate private events; guests will enjoy live entertainment in the piano lounge and dine in one of its many old world dining rooms.




SOUTHAMPTON



75 Main

75 Main Street

Southampton, NY

631.283.7575




Recognized as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today, 75 Main has attracted such high-profile clientele as Barbara Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joe Biden, and Alex Rodriguez with James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Mark Militello’s menu of creative classics. Tuck into seasonal items including watermelon salad with arugula, crumbled feta, chopped pistachios, red onion and passion fruit vinaigrette; truffle crumb stuffed chicken breast with broccoli rabe and Portobello mushroom fries; or Mark’s Burger—a massive sandwich topped with onion-tomato jam, bacon, arugula, Gruyere, blue cheese and a secret sauce—then stay into the wee hours to toast the summer with specialty cocktails like the 75 Main Cosmopolitan or Tuscan Sunset Martini while well-known DJs spin the hottest tracks of the summer.



WHAT TO DO



WESTHAMPTON BEACH



Hampton Hills Golf Club

County Road 31

Westhampton Beach, NY

631.727.6862




Built in 1965 by Francis J. Duane, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and former course co-designer with icon Arnold Palmer - Hampton Hills Golf Course respects the natural splendor of the Hamptons while offering a challenging par-71, 18-hole course. The members-only establishment has hosted a number of esteemed New Yorkers including Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, David Tyree, Tommy Hilfiger, and Rudy Giuliani for golf and al fresco dining on the patio that overlooks the scenic 18th hole. Set on 209 acres of rolling hills, Hampton Hills also offers a wonderful serene, private & low key atmosphere to its exclusive membership.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON INN LAUNCHES 2015 SUMMER SEASON

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SUMMER IN THE HAMPTON'S

Photos By: Rob Rich
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Jean Shafiroff



Jane Pontarelli With Victor de Souza And Pamela Morgan



Jonathan Cheban And Dina Lohan



Christina Cuomo And Mom Carolina Cuomo



Chase Backer With Jean Shafiroff And John Wegorzewski



Southampton Inn launched the Hamptons season with its annual Memorial Day barbeque. Owner Dede Gotthelf and family Terry Moan, Edward Moan and Shane Moan hosted attendees on the Inn’s pool patio for barbeque chicken, burgers, fresh watermelon, homemade cookies, brownies, lemonade, iced tea and cocktails.

Gretchen Mathews With Alessandra Emanuel



Jonathan Cheban With Dede Gotthelf



Notable attendees included Dede Gotthelf (Owner, Southampton Inn); Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist); Jonathan Cheban (Co-Founder of The Dishh; KUWTK); Dina Lohan; Kimberly Guilfoyle (Fox News); Andrea Greeven Douzet (Publisher, Beach Magazine); Cristina Cuomo (Beach Magazine Editor-In-Chief); Victor DeSouza (Fashion Designer); Melissa Gerstein (SiriusXM Host, The Moms); Bradford Rand (President/CEO, RAND Luxury, Inc.);  Nicole DiCocco (Socialite).


Wednesday, May 06, 2015

AROUND THE WORLD WITH SUPERSTAR JESSICA ALBA

Jessica Alba



Jessica Alba was snapped at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California the other day. The superstar looked like she was doing some deep thinking.



Thursday, April 16, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN AND SIA AT MARQUEE DAYCLUB

Kourtney Kardashian



Kourtney Kardashian hosted a season preview at Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon. The mother of three brought a group of friends to Vegas for the day enjoy the pool party. She arrived in a breezy Roberto Cavalli animal print dress and on the red carpet shared that boyfriend Scott Disick is doing well in rehab. She also gave a glimpse into her family life, saying Mason is a great big brother, that her kids have play dates with their cousin North West all of the time, and that the whole family tries to get together to watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians each week. The group took over a grand cabana, enjoying Champagne and signature dishes as fans screamed her name. She made her way to the DJ booth where she set off the first fireworks of the Dayclub season with headliner Cash Cash.

Sia



Sia joined the festivities at Marquee Dayclub in support of Whole World Water. The Australian singer and songwriter showcased one of her signature face-obscuring headpieces and wore a red Whole World Water bracelet in honor of World Water Day. Marquee Dayclub donated 100% of the proceeds from sales of the bracelet and 10% of all bottled water sales for the day to the Whole World Water Fund, which is used to fund clean and safe drinking water initiatives around the world. Sia, along with family and friends gathered in a grand cabana where they feasted on favorites from the menu, along with water and Vita Coco. Earlier in the day she was spotted having breakfast at The Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon buffet.



At TAO Beach Swae Lee, one half of hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd soaked in the sun as DJ CLA shouted him out to the crowd.



Photo By: Denise Truscello/Wire Image

Sunday, March 15, 2015

HOTEL VERNET: A 21ST CENTURY PARISIAN BOUTIQUE

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PARIS TRAVEL

Story By: Norah Bradford
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Hotel Vernet Paris


Restaurant "V"
Vernet was a painter who specialized in producing paintings of the sea. He brought them back to Paris from Rome, where he was an integral piece of the social fabric and well known to the circle of aristocrats in the Grand Tour of the 18th Century; an older version of what today we would refer to as “the Jet-Set.” Hotel Vernet, a luxury boutique property located on a secluded street just off the Champs-Elysees, and a three minute walk from the venerable Four Seasons Hotel George V, draws on the spirit of Vernet. With its stunning décor, Hotel Vernet is an aesthetically pleasing place to stay and socialize when visiting Paris. Thoroughly renovated to celebrate the building’s 100th anniversary, the Vernet is very 21st Century inside, though it still retains some of its distinguishing architectural features which make it oh-so-Parisian. Interior designer François Champsaur pays tribute to Parisian elegance and French craftsmanship with the hotel’s décor; the stand out example of this is the stained glass dome of the restaurant designed by Gustav Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame.



The rooms and suites have been cleverly designed with an aesthetic that is truly unique. Modern touches in the form of appliances, amenities and free wireless internet access all help make the guest feel welcome in a modern space that is their home-away-from-home whilst visiting Paris.



The bar at the Hotel Vernet is a centerpiece of the social life of the hotel. It has a fabulous ceiling fresco, painted by internationally celebrated Jean-Michel Aberola, which contrasts against the dynamic carpet design created by the same artist. The bar serves classic cocktails with creative and modern execution. Try the Martini Royale Bianco or the non-alcoholic Fruits de Vernet.



Dining at the hotel’s restaurant, ‘V’, by Executive Chef Richard Robe, offers a sense of theater as its large glass window enables diners to see the kitchen in action. The menu is designed like a travel diary with the aim of creating a gastronomic journey for every visitor.



Hotel Vernet

25 rue Vernet

75008 Paris, France

+33 (0)1-44-31-98-00



Thursday, March 12, 2015

LONDON'S CORINTHIA HOTEL IS UNIQUE AND HISTORIC

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LUXURY TRAVEL

Story By: Norah Bradford
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Corinthia Hotel London




Historic Corinthia
Corinthia Hotel London is a luxury hotel with a unique location. Nestled between the River Thames, The iconic structures of British government and 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and the art exhibition of the National Gallery and a brisk stroll from the chic boutiques and dining of St. James’s and Mayfair. The Corinthia London’s history has an interesting historical pedigree. The establishment opened in the late 19th century with its brochure advertising its virtues which would not be lost on the modern visitor. “That the hotel’s location is particularly recommend it to ladies and families visiting the West End during the Season; to traveler’s from Paris and the Continent, arriving from Dover and Folkestone at the Charing Cross Terminus; to Officers and others attending the levees at St James; to Ladies going to the Drawing Rooms, State Balls, and Concerts at Buckingham Palace; and to colonial and American visitors unused to the great world of London.”



During the First and Second World War the hotel’s location led it to be requisitioned by the Government in order to provide extra space for administrating the conflicts. Room 474 was the first headquarters for SOE, what today is part of the Secret Intelligence Service of James Bond fame.



After the building was sold in the mid 2000s an extensive refurbishment took its history full circle - back to its roots as a luxury destination at the heart of London. The hotel today boasts a number of rooms, suites and penthouses all with Hypnos beds, Nespresso machines and a Loewe television.



Essential for recovery after a long journey to the City, leaving the room you have within the hotel a beauty salon by Daniel Galvin and an extensive multi-floor spa - ESPA Life at Corinthia.

The Northall Restaurant @ Corinthia


Dining and entertaining options abound and are all first rate experiences. Massimo Restaurant and Bar, a large open dining space with massive columns serves flawless Italian cuisine. The Northall restaurant looking forward towards the Embankment and River Thames serves Executive Head Chef Garry Hollihead’s impeccable interpretation of classic British food.



For afternoon tea or drinks the Lobby Lounge, illuminated by a custom chandelier by Baccarat is an exquisite venue. For evening drinks the more intimate Bassoon Bar offers cocktails and classic drinks in replica Queen Victoria glassware. Regular live music underscores the theme and the name of this see-and-be-seen in venue.



For more information please visit


 Corinthia Hotel London

Whitehall Place

London SW1A 2BD

UNITED KINGDOM

T: +44 (0) 20 7930 8181




Tuesday, March 03, 2015

ALWAYS AGELESS BRAD PITT GROWS A GREY BEARD

Brad Pitt



Brad Pitt was snapped on the road at LAX Airport the other day. The star was showing a greying beard.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DEEJAY SILVER AT BODY ENGLISH AT VEGAS HARD ROCK

DeeJay Silver



DeeJay Silver was snapped at Body English Nightclub at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada the other day.



Wednesday, February 04, 2015

AL PACINO PLAYS ATLANTIC CITY FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

Al Pacino



Al Pacino has announced he is bringing his One Night Only show to Caesars Circus Maximus Theater in Atlantic City Saturday, March 28th 2015.



Al Pacino’s One Night Only will explore the myriad highlights of one of the most celebrated careers in acting history, from his time off-Broadway in the 60s right up to the present day, with the actor himself, in intimate theatre surroundings. The evening will include an on-stage interview projected on a large screen, bringing the action closer to the audience. This very special event will also give audience members a rare chance to speak directly to Pacino in an audience question and answer session.



One of the very few actors to have won the Triple Crown in acting (Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards), Winning his first Tony in 1969 for Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie, he won worldwide acclaim for his role as Michael Corleone in the Godfather, which also gave him his first of eight Academy Award nominations. An enduring and highly regarded acting career has followed with standout performances in Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Scarface, Sea of Love, Glengarry Glen Ross, Heat, Donnie Brasco, and Scent of a Woman for which he won the Best Actor award at the 1992 Oscars. He has also directed and produced several films including Looking For Richard and the soon to be released Wilde Salome and Salome starring Jessica Chastain as Oscar Wilde’s Salome. With an enduring devotion to acting he has become one of film and theatre’s most respected players and one of the most famous and loved actors in the world.

Pacino One Night Only is undoubtedly an exceptional occasion to catch an icon in the flesh.



Tickets go on sale Friday, February 6th at 10am EST




Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

LONG ISLAND MEDIUM THERESA CAPUTO @ TROPICANA

Theresa Caputo



Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City on Sunday, November 30th at 3pm. Theresa will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 19th at 10am and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, or the Tropicana Box Office. Tickets start at $78.82 (includes sales tax, applicable service charges are on top) and are subject to change. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading.



New episodes of Long Island Medium began to air August 3rd on TLC. The highly-rated show follows Theresa’s life as a typical Long Island wife and mom with one very big difference…she can communicate with the dead. Since she cannot “turn off” this gift, messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time. The local car mechanic, manicurist or cashier at the bagel shop may find themselves receiving a spontaneous reading from Theresa as she goes about her day. The unique challenges that her special abilities create for her husband of 22 years, Larry, and her two children, aged 20 and 24, and how they cope, are also a main theme on the show.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

HALF NAKED JUSTIN BIEBER WEARS CALVIN KLEIN

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LAS VEGAS HARD ROCK
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Justin Bieber Shirtless In Las Vegas



Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein



Justin Bieber was snapped shirtless at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

ED SHEERAN PLAYS THE COSMOPOLITAN IN VEGAS

Ed Sheeran



Ed Sheeran performed at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada last night. The diamond selling star really gave a great performance.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

BRAD PAISLEY'S 'MOONSHINE IN THE TRUNK' BASH

Brad Paisley



Brad Paisley performed last night at MoonShine In The Trunk Album Release Party @ Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

IGGY AZALEA PERFORMS AT FOXTAIL POOL CLUB

Rita Ora



Lenny Kravitz And Maria Menounos



Iggy Azalea



Iggy Azalea pictured performing at The Foxtail Pool Club at The Grand Opening of SLS in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rita Ora along with Lenny Kravitz and Maria Menounos also partied at the new Sin City destination.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

BRODY JENNER & WILLIAM LIFESTYLE @ VEGAS REHAB

Brody Jenner



Brody Jenner And William Lifestyle



William Lifestyle and Brody Jenner were snapped for a Brody Jenner DJ set and Birthday at REHAB Pool Party at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.