When it comes to a shopping experience that’s a class act, WAG country has a pair of options that immediately comes to mind – The Westchester in White Plains and Greenwich’s namesake, Greenwich Avenue. We take another look.
Sue Phillips is spreading the word about the power of scent in a most creative way. She takes clients of her company, Scenterprises, on a personal fragrance journey where the final destination is a one-of-a-kind perfume.
From his office overlooking the sweeping entry to a Rye Brook complex dubbed the “Taj Mahal of Westchester,” Robert P. Weisz manages perhaps the closest thing there is to a real estate empire in New York City’s northern suburbs.
But while he appreciates the view, Weisz says he never lingers on it. And that very real humility – a sense of where he’s been and where he’s going – makes Weisz as classy as any of his properties.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Support the search for a cure with Laura Mercier’s latest cosmetics offerings – the colorful limited edition Rose Hope Lip Glacé, $24, and ultra-sheer Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette, $48. With all of the profits going to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund, it’s a splurge you can feel really good about. Read on to find out how Laura Mercier’s CEO, Claudia Poccia of Stamford, was inspired to help develop the initiative.
François Kwaku-Dongo – the man behind the savory American menu at the eleven14 Kitchen at Greenwich’s new J House hotel – is a French-influenced chef who grew up in on a cocoa farm on West Africa’s Côte d’Ivoire and climbed the culinary ladder under the watchful eye of Wolfgang Puck.
“I can see what’s going on in the world by looking at myself.”
That’s Asa Jackson’s take on his evolving artwork. Asa is a 23-year-old painter from Hampton Roads, Va., but recently he could be found on Greenwich Avenue where he held a solo exhibit of his large-scale, Expressionistic portraits at the Samuel Owen Gallery.
The name Adam means “first man” and it fits Adam Johnson, a guy-guy, to a T. A self-described Connecticut country boy – by way of Greenwich and Washington in Litchfield County – he likes to hunt and cook pheasant and accounts himself a good shot. He also likes to paint but then, so did Picasso. More to the point, he’s a star in a place that is still in many ways a man’s world – the financial industry – although instead of trading on Wall Street as he did for 20 years he’s now reporting on it.
“I always wear rubber bands. I usually have like 20. These are my jewelry,” says Tom Beebe, vice president of creative services at HMX Group, the holding company behind major retail brands like Hart Schaffner & Marx, Hickey Freeman and Bobby Jones. You can also call him the right-hand man to designer Joseph Abboud, who serves as president and chief creative officer of HMX.