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Esther Davidowitz

  • Winter Getaways 2012: Aquamare Resort at Virgin Gorda

    White sand beaches and miles of turquoise sea set the tone for a perfect winter getaway on Virgin Gorda. Sometimes you’re lucky and your expectations are met. Sometimes you’re beyond lucky and they are surpassed. Odds are really good that Aquamare, a spectacular beachfront resort on the tiny British Virgin Island of Virgin Gorda, will […]
  • Photo Gallery: the Open Door Foundation Golf Outing in Bedford Hills and Other Local Westchester Events

    It was during a break between the line-caught Atlantic halibut course and the prime dry-aged strip loin with potato terrine that a guest at the 7th annual gala for the Copland House exclaimed, “This is the only gala where people like the food.” Ahh, the food—this time whipped up by three-star chef Michael White at […]
  • Editor’s Memo, July 2012: What It Means to Be a Westchesterite

    The other day, listening to the radio while driving home from work, I heard one talk-show host asking his listeners to tell his audience—by posting photos on the show’s Facebook page—what it means to be middle class. Hmm, that got me thinking: What if we at Westchester Magazine were to ask you, our readers, “What […]
  • Former Somers Resident Lucas Papaelias Stars in Once, a Broadway Hit Musical

    Lucas Papaelias (left) and in the ensemble for Once (right). Former Somers resident Lucas Papaelias admits that he fudged the truth to snag a role on the unabashedly romantic musical Once, now a hit on Broadway. Asked if he can play the drums, Papaelias, a singer/songwriter who plays the guitar but not the drums, answered […]
  • Editor's Memo, April 2012: Our Best Places to Live Guide

    Tonight, I will be going to my “country” house, a small, two-bedroom cottage my husband and I bought over a year ago. The house was in horrid, horrible shape when we purchased it, and the past year has been spent renovating it (and, alas, spending way more money than we originally had intended; ain’t that […]
  • Editor's Memo, Spring 2012: Spotlight on Architects

    We recently moved into new offices in Rye. Yes, our new space is lovely and downtown Rye is charming, but, for me, the best part of moving is, I get to explore new sections of the county. It’s what I love to do. Many mornings, as I drive down North Street, I make unplanned detours […]
  • Editor's Memo, March 2012: Our Pet Contest Winners

       Photo by Cathy Pinsky Every day, Web Sales Associate Jonathan Quartuccio stops by my office to pick up the paper. No, it’s not to scan the headlines or to catch up on current events. Instead, he needs it to paper-train his four-month-old English bulldog, Ozzy. In a reversal of the typical dog-fetches-the-paper-for-his-owner, Jonathan brings […]
  • Fall Getaways 2011: Best Weekend Destinations for Autumn Within Driving Distances of Westchester County

    Whether you’re into beaches or the Berkshires, bustling cities or secluded serenity, these 16 destinations—all within a few hours’ drive—make perfect autumn getaways.
  • Editor's Note: The Pros and Cons of Living in Westchester County versus New York City

    A Letter from the Editor
  • The Joys of Dining

    A Letter from the Editor
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