luxury

Down in Dumbo

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One of the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City, Brooklyn’s Dumbo is a synergistic place where stylish artists, actors, designers, musicians and filmmakers can showcase their works in understated galleries like SmackMellon and performance spaces like St. Ann’s Warehouse. Bars and cafés coexist peacefully with luxurious new condos housing celebrities, families and young executives in an intimate space between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges that extends east into Vinegar Hill.

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Painting the town

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Watercolorist and fashion illustrator Anne Watkins paints what she sees in ordinary and extraordinary New York. She records fabulous celebrations, weddings, people and places using the “surprisingly muscular medium” of watercolor with stylish, impressionistic flair.

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Still The Vicious Circle

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“Why don’t you get out of that wet coat and into a dry Martini?” Such was the suggestion Robert Benchley gave Ginger Rogers in the 1942 film “The Major and the Minor.” Today, the quip is printed on cocktail napkins lining the elegant oak bar in the Blue Bar at New York’s The Algonquin Hotel, a historic hub of witty words and liquid lunches.

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Back to black

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This fall, get back to black with antique and contemporary bling from Greenwich’s Betteridge Jewelers. Stay sophisticated day or night with stunning, sleek jewelry in onyx, black diamond and blackened gold for men and women.

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The art of window dressing

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“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.

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