Bernie Kerik, Jack Abramoff and Dennis Kozlowski—three of the most high-profile men to be on the inside—smash the perception that prison life is anything like "Club Fed"
If there were ever a person who might be able to clue you in on what life in a white-collar—or minimum-security or "country club"—prison was actually like, it was this guy. You know this guy. How many former New York City police commissioners, former overseers of Rikers Island, former consultants ... More
The St. Regis Atlanta knows how to brew an excellent cup of tea, but arguably more importantly, it knows how to serve an excellent cup of tea. The hotel’s Summer Afternoon Tea—which includes bold flavors of fresh berries, citrus and hints of melon—is overseen by Lukus Grace, the Director of Food and ... More
As a new guard replaces the old, a guide to charting the course
From Michelin-starred chefs’ counters hidden inside pizza parlors to the latest 18-course “vegetable-focused” gastronomic fantasy/yoga studio, haute cuisine isn’t about white tablecloths anymore. And as New York restaurant critic Ryan Sutton says, “The waiters are the diplomats of the restaurant”—no matter how absurd the latest regime. “They are super well-informed ... More
Before Olivia Pope, the upper crust was scandalized by these highbrow offenses
In 1906, architect Stanford White, who built Manhattan's Century Club, was shot dead by the millionaire Harry Thaw, who accused White of an affair with his wife, actress Evelyn Nesbit. The ensuing court case was dubbed "The ... More
The industry's top event planner on the sweetest (and craziest) moments from her career
It takes a very talented person to be able to accommodate the incredibly extravagant requests of celebrity couples planning their nuptials. In fact, it takes a bridal industry titan with a little black book that’s bursting at the seams. That’s why in-the-know brides and grooms call Harriette Rose Katz. The iconic ... More
From procuring live monkeys with three hours notice to coordinating a lavish proposal, this company can make any idea a reality
For $15,000 a year, imagine getting any wish fulfilled—whether it be a last minute corner table at Nobu, tickets to the Oscars or a refrigerator filled with your go-to beverage wherever you travel. WGY Lifestyle makes it all happen.
Justin Keeperman and Luiz Hoinkis, co-founders of the luxury lifestyle management ... More
When planning your dream wedding, just anything won’t quite do for your “something blue.” Here, DuJour has found exquisite items in shades of blue that are nothing short of original and that, quite frankly, you’ll be tempted to use after the big day. From vintage cars to champagne flutes, these ... More
With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, famous donors and prestigious organizations tread carefully in their philanthropic pursuits
Last summer, a small upstate New York college became the site of a philanthropic firestorm when former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill and his wife, Joan, revoked a promised $20 million donation. Considering the big-name donors and high financial stakes, what could possibly cause such a deal to go ... More