A new year for many means a renewed focus on your goals and aspirations for the next 365 days. From a refresh on etiquette to bettering yourself both inside and out, here are five ways to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions in 2016.
1. Maintaining a Healthy, Balanced Diet at Philippe Chow
Make it a priority in 2016 to follow through with that healthy eating plan you attempted to establish in 2015. New York restaurant Philippe Chow, celebrating its 10th anniversary in January 2016 makes it easy with delicious options that are just as healthy as they are appetizing.
Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow, formerly of acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Mr. Chow, puts his own contemporary and upscale spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe. In addition to its signature, hearty Chicken Satay or Peking Duck; Chef Chow’s menu boasts a host of delectable carb conscious, gluten-free options for diners looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing on taste. Options include the Spa Chicken Salad with steamed chicken, mixed greens and sesame/soy vinaigrette; Spinach Salad with plum & lime juice vinaigrette and Lettuce Wraps available with Chicken, Beef, Shrimp or Vegetable. Additionally, all seafood options are available with steamed options and/or a light sauce, such as its Lobster Salad and Maine Lobster. Chef Chow presents complex flavors with a modern flair, bringing freshness and vitality to traditional Chinese cuisine.
For more information on Philippe Chow, visit: www.philippechow.com
2. Give Back to Society with Tips from Celebrity Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff
An easy way to add value to both your life and those around you in the New Year is to get involved in a project, organization or cause you really care about. Noted New York philanthropist, globe trotter and style maker Jean Shafiroff spends much of her time as a volunteer leader, fundraiser and ambassador of several charitable causes. Most recently, she wrote a book on philanthropy to be published March 2016.
Jean believes that anyone can be a philanthropist finding a cause or issue that means a lot to you when you narrow down your search for the ideal personal philanthropic project. She also recommends researching a number of charities and then look for the right “people mix” that works best for you. “As a volunteer you will want to be comfortable with the others involved in the organization. You will also want to work with a charity that is well run and manages its finances properly,” she says.
Currently, Jean serves as a Board Member of New York Women’s Foundation, New York City Mission Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), French Heritage Society, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, and Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation. In addition to her board memberships, Jean chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting not-for-profit organizations using her remarkable ability to connect different groups with interested people and resources and details.
For more information on Jean Shafiroff: www.jeanshafiroff.com
3. Reinvent your look with a Makeover by Celebrity Couture Hair Guru Angelo David and His Team at the Angelo David Salon
The New Year is a good time to renew yourself so you can look as young and energetic as you feel. Often we need to make a resolution to remember to make a renewed commitment to ourselves and an investment in our appearances.
The Angelo David Salon offers its signature customized Couture Hair, includinghair extensions, fillers, hair pieces, wigs, hair additions and other customized hair options for women and men who are experiencing hair loss. Angelo’s team members pride themselves in providing a thorough, complimentary consultation in private rooms, which leads to a highly personalized and natural look, based on your eye color, skin tone, desired image and lifestyle. In addition to its Couture Hair options, Angelo David and his team of exceptional beauty specialists are known for “The Consultation,” a highly customized treatment plan, taking into account the specific desire and lifestyle of each client.
For more information on Angelo David Salon, visit www.angelodavid.com/
4. Treat yourself to something special from Margo Manhattan
If you are looking to treat yourself to something special in 2016, why not invest to a jewelry that is sure to become a treasured collectible?
Celebrate yourself with jewelry from the chic Madison Avenue designer Margo Manhattan. If you are in New York, Margo Manhattan’s jewel box boutique on 88th & Madison Avenue is a must-visit destination. Find a stunning range of bold, edgy yet elegant and timeless jewels. Margo Manhattan is internationally renowned and highly sought after – with clientele including Beyonce and Selena Gomez to name a few. For a truly special piece, you may commission Margo to design a special jewel just for you, or transform your heirloom pieces into sought-after creations.
For more information on Margo Manhattan, or to shop her designs online, visit www.shop.margomanhattan.com/
5. Start the New Year with a Refresh on Etiquette with Manners That Matter Most
Etiquette is one of the most valuable assets a person can have: knowing how best to present yourself, and how to deal with others in a direct, effective manner, is paramount in all personal, professional, and social relationships. In Manners That Matter Most – the Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home and in the World – published by Hatherleigh Press, researched and written by June Eding, with a special foreword by Norah Lawlor – covers topics from introductions, greetings and thank-you’s, to the etiquette of modern technology.
The book also includes inspirational quotes on the importance of courtesy, respect and dignity; 25 essential lessons everyone should learn to cultivate better manners; and tips for more effective interaction with family, friends and co-workers. Taking an old subject and presenting it in a fresh and accessible way, Manners That Matter Most reminds us why good practice in etiquette not only makes the practitioner look good, but enhances society as a whole.