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The Signs Were Clear: Go to Ishara, They Said

As first-time safari-goers who had heard about the luxury at this pre-launch property, we weren’t sure what we’d find. As it is, the “signs”—or “Ishara” in Swahili—bore fruit: we spent the week immersed in astounding luxury, enjoying a largely private viewing of lions, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, buffalo, elephant, giraffes, and zebras. Read More...

The Signs Were Clear: Go to Ishara, They Said2022-05-18T13:59:08-05:00

Yon Appetit Mother’s Day Menu By Yonni Wattenmaker

If you are looking to entertain on Mother’s Day guests and want to bring the beautiful colors and flavors of spring indoors, this little vegan menu makes for a lovely buffet. All the recipes are easily adaptable for a non-vegan palate and if you want a fuller meal, it all goes well with some [...]

Yon Appetit Mother’s Day Menu By Yonni Wattenmaker2022-05-11T06:41:53-05:00

Penny Putnam: Conversations in Light and Color

At The Barn, Downing Yudain Gallery Photography by ChiChi Ubiña Penny Putnam’s is the classic American story: small town girl from the Midwest (and then the South) goes to New York City to chase a career. A 35 year immersion in graphic design followed. Working initially for Raymond Loewy, the famous industrial designer, and eventually [...]

Penny Putnam: Conversations in Light and Color2022-04-12T11:51:56-05:00

Faces of Philanthropy: Lynn Hagerbrant

Founder, Shaker’s Anonymous and Parkinson’s Body and Mind A Solution to Coping with Parkinson’s Disease Photography by ChiChi Ubiña Lynn Hagerbrant is a retired cardiac, intensive care nurse who has lived in Greenwich for 29 years and been active in the community helping people with Parkinson’s Disease since she was diagnosed with PD in 2010. [...]

Faces of Philanthropy: Lynn Hagerbrant2022-04-01T10:40:39-05:00

Liquid Zen Launches in St. Thomas

By Joe Mattioli In March of 2020, I took my family on a seven-day charter on a 52-foot catamaran. Our son had recovered from a major health issue, and we promised we would take a family vacation of his choice. He suggested that we rent a boat and I started searching and asking questions. We [...]

Liquid Zen Launches in St. Thomas2022-03-18T17:55:06-05:00

Woman on a Mission – Betsy McCaughey

Advocate for Patient’s Rights Photography by ChiChi Ubiña Betsy McCaughey has been in the public eye for over three decades – first as the scholar who derailed Hillary Clinton’s health bill by actually reading it, then as the Lt. Governor of New York State, and now as a New York Post columnist and television commentator.  She’s clearly [...]

Woman on a Mission – Betsy McCaughey2022-04-21T10:50:36-05:00