Month: June 2016

A Date with History

I read this in a newspaper, written by a woman who used to edit my copy for Quest, but I will withhold her name to save her embarrassment and social atrophy: “He’s hosted Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for Thanksgiving, regularly cruises with Justin Bieber on his party yacht…” The mind reels. Is it possible …

Electric Paris

On view at the Bruce Museum from May 14 through September 4, 2016, Electric Paris offers a revealing look at the role of new lighting technologies in the work of the Impressionists and their contemporaries. While the nickname “City of Light” first arose in the 18th century when Enlightenment philosophers made Paris a center of …

Casa de Campo Polo

Are you ready to experience the thrill and the majesty of polo at Casa de Campo? The resort’s polo facilities—which include three well-groomed playing fields and one practice field—are among the best in the Caribbean, with the largest string of polo ponies under a single brand in the world. Beginners and experts alike can take …

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the City’s Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting

On June 8, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin launched new initiatives to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. At the event, which took place at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, de …

Grass is Greenest

Helene Barre caters to the community of Greenwich, Connecticut, as an agent with Sotheby’s International Realty. Here, we chat with Barre about her experience as a resident of the town—an enclave that “offers a sophisticated lifestyle while being so family friendly.” Q: Explain your background—why real estate? HB: My career of 25 years began in …