April 2021

The running of the bull

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In PBS’ “Hemingway” (April 5, 6 and 7), one of America’s finest storytellers, Ken Burns, considers another, Ernest Hemingway, weighing the writer’s towering talent against his equally epic ego.

Fanatically yours

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WAG’s Gregg Shapiro interviews Peekskill-based publicist Josh Bloom, who talks music trends during Covid, his next 25 years in the business and a cat named Stella, who’s a tough exercise taskmaster.

An artist out of Aesop

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In “Almost True Tales,” at Lyman Allyn Art Museum through May 19, Brian Keith Stephens visualizes the animal kingdom by recalling classical iconography, fables and folk tales that invested the birds and beasts with human wisdom, failings and aspirations.

A bunny’s tale

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“The Velveteen Rabbit,” Margery Williams’ classic children’s book, illustrates that you’re not real because you are beautiful or new or trendy. You’re real because you love and are loved in return.

written in stone

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Oscar Reyes, owner of Westchester Marble and Granite Works is thinking big by thinking small – cutting boards made of butcher block framed in granite or marble.

a sumptuous greenwich sanctuary

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Steven Gambrel transformed this Georgian-style manor both inside and out to create the perfect sanctuary perched on the highest point in the prestigious Greenwich Conyers Farm Association’s Cowdray Park, with unobstructed views as far as the eye can see.

designing with pets

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With a little research and a little effort, interior designer and Wares columnist Cami Weinstein says, you can create a home that you and your furry, feathered friends will love.

The ultimate in luxe skincare

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As Valmont looks to make L’Elixir des Glaciers a standalone brand – the way La Mer is independent of Estée Lauder, Valmont CEO Sophie Vann Guillon said in a recent Zoom meeting from Valmont’s headquarters – it has introduced its most luxe collection to date, Essence of Gold Sturgeon.

how to be ‘the perfect gentleman’

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If you have ever felt inappropriately dressed, or would simply like to raise your sartorial game, “The Perfect Gentleman: The Pursuit of Timeless Elegance and Style in London” ($60, 224 pages), to be published by Thames & Hudson on April 20th, is undoubtedly the book for you.

Net gains

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Tennis player, coach and commentator, Katrina M. Adams has shone as a trailblazing USTA executive whose passion for outreach mirrors her mantra, to embrace all.

The RealReal, really

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The RealReal, which started as an online luxury fashion consignment business, is not only expanding its brick-and-mortar operation with a new shop in Greenwich. It’s also ventured into home goods and one-of-a-kind treasures that will particularly appeal to the discerning Greenwich clientele.

Adding zing to chicken

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Spiced chicken (or chicken roast) is one of the most popular dishes all over Kerala. Chicken roasted with a marinade of spices and sautéd with roasted onions is one of the best dishes that goes along with rice or flatbread. This version of mine is a blend of spices along with a compound butter to bring out a better flavor. Hope you enjoy it.