Welcome to April WAG, our annual animal-themed issue.
In the Russian nesting doll of narratives that is art history, “Secret Departure of Ivan the Terrible” is not merely a Nazi-looted work. It is also part of a genre – the man on horseback – that sweeps us from the ancient world to our own time, in which it has become a symbol of the controversy over Confederate monuments as well as a metaphor for dystopia.
In the 75 years since a 1944 sighting, a contentious zoological debate has percolated over whether the ivory-billed woodpecker is extinct or extant.
Avril Graham and Carole Haarmann Acunto offer us a sneak peak at “Platinum Eye,” a forthcoming luxury lifestyles TV series that they describe as “your invitation to curated luxury.”
Cockatiels, cougars and a half-naked Henry Kissinger: It’s all in a day’s work for pet photogapher Jim Dratfield.
The 65 miles of carriage trails along Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Pocantico Hills wind through meadows, across streams and up hills with views of the Hudson River.
We first encountered style goddess Olivia Palermo in flowing contrasting florals on the arm of now husband Johannes Hueble at the 2013 Sentebale Royal Salute Cup at Greenwich Polo Club, featuring Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras. Since then, Palermo has become even more regarded as a “street style pioneer,” says shades company Westward\Leaning, “known for her classic yet modern fashion sensibility.”
Continuing to represent Ireland, Christian Coyle “has jumped into the ribbons in grand prix events throughout North America,” even as he trains promising riders and their horses at Old Salem Farm in North Salem.
Curator Zhixin Jason Sun walks WAG through The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Celebrating the Year of the Pig.”
There is one thing that threads, or rather flows, through the tournaments of Greenwich Polo and that is Veuve Clicquot – the nectar of the club and, perhaps, the gods.
The American Kennel Club has relocated its popular Museum of the Dog from St. Louis to midtown Manhattan. Executive director Alan Fausel walks WAG through the treasure trove of canine art, collectibles and history.
Training opera singer Jonas Kaufmann to make an entrance on horseback is all in a day’s work at Bronx Equestrian Center.
A misunderstood breed is seen in a new light thanks to the power of flowers and photographer Sophie Gamand.
It’s a jungle out there – an urban one and the real deal at The Bronx Zoo.
“I’ll do it on any quadruped that won’t kill me first,” Dr. Emily Harrison says. “I never say (animal) acupuncture is not worth trying.”
Mariah Baumann Shammel traded in her high heeled business career for the life of a rancher in Hilger, Montana. She’s never been happier.
“Mediums of Exchange” – an exhibit at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and Lehman College – shows us the money.
Singer/songwriter Erin McKeown took a break from “excavating” her life story to collaborate with playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes on the musical “Miss You Like Hell,” about the explosive but timely topic of immigration.
The Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein, André Previn, Caramoor, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, The Great American Songbook Foundation, Cheyenne Jackson, Jimmy Webb, Barbara Cook, Jerry Herman, George Shearing, “The Gershwins and Me,” “Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook,” Feinstein’s/54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Nikko,
Old Greenwich wears its wealth lightly, offering visitors relaxing restaurants and enticing boutiques a stone’s throw from the serpentine, maritime beauty of Tod’s Point. So who wouldn’t want to live there, particularly in this 14-room home, which is finished on four levels?
Last year, Jennifer Schmeer had a chance to take a polo lesson at Greenwich Polo Club with Argentina’s Joaquin Panelo, among others. Here is her interview with him.
Sarah Rowen brings wearable, trendy style to the equestrian world with her traveling boutique, Fab Finds by Sarah.
To and From is a “mindful nail concept” salon in Darien that offers clients a relaxing service using only the highest-end, clean products.
The dragon and the dragonfly figure spectacularly in Michelle Ong’s jewelry designs – and in a forthcoming book on her Hong Kong-based jewelry house, Carnet.
When you think of Buccellati – the Italian jeweler and silversmith—what comes to mind are boldly colored gemstones set against textured gold that resembles lace, linen and other precious fabrics. But the firm is equally well-known for its silverwork, especially its realistic “fur”-clad animal sculptures.
Wares columnist Cami Weinstein shares her pointers for incorporating pets into our homes.
Whether it’s called zoomorphic personal ornamentation or critter glitter, animals of all kinds have been a recurring motif in jewelry history. Their natural beauty and unique traits have inspired countless pieces, from the scarab beetles of ancient Egypt to David Webb’s zebras and frogs.
No need to leave furry or even feathered members of the family home when there are so many pet-friendly hotels.
In the fine city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, there’s oh so much to be passionate about.
The ecosystem is reborn on PBS’ “Nature: American Spring LIVE,” which the Emmy- and Peabody-award winning series will air April 29 through May 1.
Everyone knows that New York is home to some of the world’s most prestigious doctors, hair stylists and beauty providers. So I went to the Big Apple to take a bite out of some of the world’s best – in the nicest possible way.
“We want to make this different from your regular Mexican restaurant experience,” says Chef Hugo Orozco.
Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. says, “great coffee can fuel a greater purpose.” To that end, 20 percent of the profits of its fair trade and organic specialty coffees and related products fund animal rescue initiatives across the country.
Wine & Dine columnist Doug Paulding meets with vintners from Livermore Valley wine country, just east of San Francisco, which could be called one of the birthplaces of the California and, by extension, American wine world.
WAG fashion and beauty editor Meghan McSharry walks you through her experience getting the “nonsurgical nose job” at Greenwich Medical Spa in Riverside.
Perspiration offers inspiration for cosmetic products you can wear while exercising.
Asking the right questions about your life is the key to finding solutions to your challenges.
One, two, three, aw – puppies.
Handsome, well-groomed and well-mannered Frankie Forrest of Mahopac may well be the Cary Grant of pooches.
WAG’s list of local happenings for the month of April.