February 2020

To workers, with love

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In the new book “Tightrope,” The New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and wife Sheryl WuDunn, who works in finance and consulting, consider what happened to working class America, particularly in Yamhill, Oregon, site of the Kristof family farm.

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Mindfulness

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As founding president of L. Raphael Geneve, Ronit Raphael has created a skincare system and group of spas worldwide to nourish the body. But she also encourages mind and spirit through her Seven Foundations of Beauty, her Teen Program and her quest to end child abuse.

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A Viennese valentine

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Fin de siècle Vienna comes to New York with “Madame d’Ora,” a Neue Galerie exhibition devoted to the Austrian fashion and portrait photographer. Her storied models ranged from Pablo Picasso to Josephine Baker to Colette, and her groundbreaking work had a decidedly sensuous appeal.

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A storied allure

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Art, architecture and design elements influence the creations of David Howell & Company. In fact, the romance of the past forms the heart of this Bedford Hills-based jewelry firm that sells its accessories around the world.

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