December 21, 2021 user

Your Guide for the 2021 Holiday Season

Last Minute One-of-a-kind Experiences & Gifts For The 2021 Holiday Season

With the holiday season well underway, plan a special night out or complete your gift shopping for everyone on your list with these unique get-togethers, gourmet goodies, fashion brands, inspirational reads, and a vacation. Family, friends, and significant others can revel in the finer pleasures that bring joy, happiness, and personal growth this holiday season and beyond.

For a gift that truly amazes, these exclusive finds are everything your loved ones will adore.

For a Serene Staycation & Dinner Show

Southampton Inn

Claude’s Restaurant, Cristina Fontanelli ©Southampton Inn

The holiday season has arrived with the new year right around the corner. This season, the Southampton Inn and their award-winning restaurant Claude’s will amaze guests with awe-inspiring throwback Dinner theater shows to close out 2021.

Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn has been transformed from a casual eatery to the premier location to enjoy a Cabaret Dinner and Show, unlike anything else on the East End. With a few successful shows already in the books, Claude’s has plenty more to offer leading up to the new year.

Friday, December 31, 2021 – This New Year’s Eve, Claude’s will host special cabaret dinner and show featuring world-renowned award-winning singer Cristina Fontanelli. With her stunning opera-esque cabaret performance to usher in the new year, the show will be a throwback to yesteryear, bringing glamour and sophistication back to the East End. $125 per person plus alcohol and gratuity. Includes four course dinner, and a midnight champagne toast. Guest rooms available at $250 (plus tax and fee).

For the comfort of all who attend, capacity has been cut to 50% in the Ballroom. The Southampton Inn follows strict CDC cleaning protocols using Sterile Bright™ lights giving guests a great New Year’s alternative to go out, have fun, feel safe, and enjoy a pleasant night out. Overnight rooms are available. Call for details.

Claude’s Christmas & New Year’s –For those visiting the Inn on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Claude’ Restaurant will be open for breakfast from 7:00 to 11:00am. On New Year’s Day, Claude’s will be serving their Brunch from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The Inn will provide a list of holiday dining options for their guests.

The Southampton Inn rates are reduced for the winter season. Holiday packages offer families, friends, and couples a fun and affordable place to celebrate together in the historic Southampton Village. Fourteen of the rooms are pet-friendly, so there’s room at the Inn for everyone! Connecting rooms are available for family getaways.

Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968

For more information, please visit: southamptoninn.com

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Holiday Dining & Parties NYC

Churrascaria Plataforma

Dining room; Grilled Tender Cuts ©Churrascaria Plataforma

Renowned Brazilian restaurant Churrascaria Plataforma has all your dining needs covered this Holiday Season.

Churrascaria Plataforma is an authentic Brazilian “Churrascaria,” a restaurant that serves mostly grilled meat. The Rodizio style restaurant uses the method of serving various cuts of meat that originated in the southern part of Brazil in the early 1800s. The idea is to serve a wide variety of different cuts of meat, such as beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and so on, to each diner individually at their table, so there is no traditional menu. Churrascaria Plataforma is the authentic New York City rodizio-style restaurant with an all-you-can-eat menu and continuous table-side service.

The acclaimed dining hotspot will be open Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24, 2021) 1:00pm – 10:00pm, Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25, 2021) 12:00pm – 11:00pm, New Year’s Eve (Friday, December 31, 2021) 1:00pm – 10:00pm, and New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1, 2022) 12:00pm – 11:00pm. Churrascaria Plataforma will be serving their sensational dinner menu all Christmas Day.

Looking for a Holiday gift? Gift cards are available and make for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life. Receive a $30 Bonus card for every $200 gift card purchased. Restrictions apply:

• Available for purchase until December 25th, 2021.

• Bonus cards redeemable from January 1st, 2022, to May 31st, 2022.

• Bonus card only valid towards a Prix-fixe dinner.

• Bonus card not redeemable on major holidays: Valentine’s Day, Easter, or Mother’s Day.

• Instant gift card purchasers will receive an instant bonus card. Physical gift card purchasers will receive a physical bonus card in the mail.

• Not valid with any other promotional offer, including 2022 Restaurant week.

• Valid redemption one bonus card per table.

Churrascaria Plataforma 316 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

For more information, please visit: plataformaonline.com

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Holiday Dining & Parties Hamptons

Union Sushi & Steak

Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve at Union Sushi & Steak ©Union Sushi & Steak

East End’s hottest dining destination, Union Sushi & Steak, will be the place to be for your 2021 Holiday plans. On Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24, 2021), Union Sushi & Steak will be serving a mouthwatering four-course dinner. At $69pp seating is extremely limited and reservations are required. Then the following week, they will host their New Year’s Eve party (Friday, December 31, 2021) leading to the countdown to 2022. The four-course dinner and open bar until midnight is available at $149pp, reservations are required.

Cannot make the Holiday festivities? Grab a Union Sushi & Steak gift certificate for the food lover in your life. Co-located with Union Burger Bar in the historic Bowden Square property, the year-round restaurant fuses the energy of a supper club from the days of old with a modern ambiance. The cuisine is brought to us by award-winning Chef’s Scott Kampf and Marc Fasciana of varied fame and tenures.  The delectable menu features Dry aged steaks that are courtesy of Niman Ranch in Colorado and the assorted fresh sushi and sashimi menu is both enticing and inventive.

As with Southampton Social Club, Union Sushi & Steak has quickly become an East End nightlife hotspot as well. Meanwhile, Duke’s award-winning burgers and fries spot, Union Burger Bar continues to serve up American comfort food in the adjacent space. Welcome to Union Steak & Sushi!

Union Sushi & Steak, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968

For more information, please visit: dineatunion.com

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Union Burger Bar

Union Burger Bar New Year’s Eve Party & New Year’s Day Brunch ©Union Burger Bar

Southampton dining hotspot Union Burger Bar will host their New Year’s Eve Party on Friday, December 31, 2021, from 10:00pm – 2:00am. A live DJ will be on hand for guests to dance the night away leading to the countdown to 2022. On New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2021, Union Burger Bar will host special Brunch from noon to 4:00pm. They will be serving their brunch menu with drink specials, along with $45 champagne towers, and a live DJ continuing the New Year’s festivities.

If you cannot make it to Union Burger Bar for New Year’s, the restaurant continues to offer an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes and desserts and an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection during normal business hours. Also, the incredible demand for the Hamptons most popular ghost kitchen popup, The Coop, has made the foodie favorite gain a permanent home at Union Burger Bar. Customers can expect the same outstanding variety of fried and roasted chicken options that will be available with a wide assortment of first-rate sides.

With daily specials like the famous Wednesday Night $5 Burger Night, Happy Hour drink specials Monday through Friday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, and Sunday Fundays to name a few, Union Burger Bar continues to be one of Southampton’s most popular dining hot spots. Come experience Union Burger Bar!

Union Burger Bar, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968

For more information, please visit: unionburgerbar.com

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Southampton Social Club

Southampton Social Club New Year’s Eve Party ©Southampton Social Club

Southampton premier dinner and party club, Southampton Social Club, will be hosting a spectacular New Year’s Eve party to kick off 2022 on Friday, December 31, 2021. Guests can choose from three unique packages:

SILVER PACKAGE, $95pp – Includes 4-hour open bar from 9:00pm-1:00am with passed and stationary hors d’oeuvres.

GOLD PACKAGE, $150pp – Includes all from Silver Package and a 4-course dinner. Seating begin at 7:00pm. Wine and cocktails are included with the dinner.

PLATINUM PACKAGE, $200 – Includes all from Silver AND Gold Packages, as well as your own table to party all night with bottle service. One bottle of premium liquor and champagne is included.

DJ Loki will be on hand spinning tunes throughout the night to dance your way into the new year!

Southampton Social Club sets the standard and energy for a season of dining, drinks, and dancing. Enjoy an al fresco menu under the stars with kitchen delights from Executive Chef Scott Kampf. Cabanas on the backyard lawn will have service highlighting a cocktail program with new tasty concoctions. On a weekly basis entertainment on site includes live music and DJs performing together creating blissful vibes.

Southampton Social Club, 256 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968

For more information, please visit: southamptonsocialclub.com

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Centro Trattoria & Bar

Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve at Centro Trattoria & Bar ©Centro Trattoria & Bar

Hampton Bays dining sensation, Centro Trattoria & Bar, will host their Christmas Eve Dinner on Friday, December 24, 2021, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. Centro will be serving a special holiday menu featuring the Italian tradition of the “Feast of the Seven Fishes.” Then a week later New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31, 2021, Centro will host a dinner featuring their special ala carte menu starting at 5:00pm. Tables are limited, and reservations are required.

Salvatore Biundo and his family-owned Italian eatery Centro Trattoria & Bar is the ultimate farm-to-fork Italian restaurant in Hampton Bays. His elevated style has created a fresh take on old world tastes. And, to complement a special meal exquisite Pesce, Carne and Pollo add to your ultimate dining experience. Guests sing high praises for plates of Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Scaloppine or Shrimp Saltimbocca.

The bar boasts a craft cocktail menu with drinks infused with basil, mint and rosemary grown on site. An extensive wine list compliments plates and tastes with wines by the glass, which allows customers to sample wines from all regions, or bottles from the glass wine cellar.

Centro Trattoria & Bar, 336 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

For more information, please visit: centrohamptons.com

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Salvatore’s

New Year’s Eve at Salvatore’s ©Salvatore’s

Salvatore’s will host their New Year’s party on Friday, December 31, 2021, from 10:00pm – 2:00am. A live DJ will be on hand has guests will party and indulge on variety of dishes and cocktails. Must be 21 or over, and there is $10 cover charge at the door with free entry for ladies before 11:00pm. The dress code for the evening is black dress for the ladies and shirt and tie for the gentleman.

Salvatore’s brings you the best casual Italian American dining experience on Long Island’s East End. Owned and operated by Salvatore Biundo of Centro Trattoria & Bar, the casual eatery offers your favorite style pizzas, heroes, and sandwiches from their oven.

The entire menu is an East End indulgence that cannot be passed up. Even scrumptious Cheese Calzones with mozzarella, ricotta, and provolone drive customers wild. And, what is best about Salvatore’s is though they specialize in Italian American cuisine offerings additionally they can please any customer coming in with a variety of infusion dishes such as Philly Cheesesteaks or the Bello Bello Burger.

The main attraction is the wood fired pizza. Here you find such phenomenal wonders as the Capricciosa with gorgonzola, pear, truffle honey and basil; the San Gennaro with cotto, ham, stracciatella, fior di latte, pistachios, and basil; and the Tartufo with truffle mushroom sauce, fior di latte, cremini mushrooms and basil. A healthy option of cauliflower crust substitution is also available. Be sure to check out a special happy hour Wednesdays to Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 pm. that highlights $10 personal pizzas, wine by the glass, and $5 draft beers.

Salvatore’s, 149 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

For more information, please visit: salvatoresofthehamptons.com

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Nunzi’s Restaurant

Nunzi’s Dining Room, Pan Seared Scallops ©Nunzi’s

Celebrate the Holiday’s with a festive Christmas Eve dinner at Nunzi’s. The hottest new restaurant in Farmingdale, New York will host three seatings on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, 2021, at 2:00pm, 5:00pm, and 8:00pm.

The menu will include a choice of four Antipasti’s like Stuffed Hot Peppers and Hot & Sweet Soppresato with assorted cheeses; a Primi (first dish) with choices of Linguini al Frutti di Mare, Linguini with White Clam sauce, or Spicy Rigatoni Ala Vodka; a secondi (second dish) with choices of but not limited to Filet of Sole Oreganata, Pan Seared Scallops, or Chicken Marsala; and finishing with Dolci, an assortment of Italian Pastries and Holiday Cookies. Pricing is $125pp, reservations are required with a 25% deposit, see website for details. Gift cards are available also if you want to give your loved ones the gift of authentic Italian dining.

Nunzi’s was created through a family’s love for great food and good vibes. The Italian restaurant is inspired by a grandfather’s passion for bringing people together at a table and a grandmother’s love for food.

Owner and operator Michael Napolitano along with his brother, Vincent Jr, are out to prove that the incredible dishes made in the kitchen are only to be rivaled by the fantastic hospitality of Nunzi’s where everybody is treated like a VIP.

Traditions and respect for the good ole days,’ are incorporated into a sleek and modern layout by renowned designer Derek Axelrod.

The modern take on classic dishes, highlights a menu that incorporates unique twists on old school Italian meals. With superb creations such as Grandmas Meatballs, Pappardelle & Lamb, Heritage Pork Chop, Pan Seared Scallops; and desserts like Cannoli Cream with Biscotti.

Not to be missed are fascinating interpretations that will satisfy the cravings of adventurous foodies such as one-of-a-kind Limoncello Chicken Wings and a boisterous menu placement of a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.

What Chefs Anthony LoCastro and Marc Wisehart have collaborated to produce, are memorable moments on a plate.

In fact, the outstanding time restaurant goers spend at Nunzi’s is considered an immersive cultural experience that warmly embraces the best minute of our lives.

The moment guests walk in the door they are dazzled by a lively environment that is both edgy and delightful. Both Axelrod and the Napolitano’s worked in harmony to launch a soon to be Farmingdale institution. Nunzi’s seeks to enchant young and old alike by capturing a fresh, contemporary, and sleek look, with nods to the glamour and romance of classic Italian meals.

Nunzi’s, 125 Secatogue Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735

For more information, please visit: nunzis1274.com

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For The Foodie

Holiday Magic of MarieBelle Chocolates

36pc Holiday Chocolate Ganache Box; Advent Calendar (photo credit MarieBelle Chocolates

In New York’s famous Soho District is the world-renowned, luxurious chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates. This holiday season, the flagship retail location at 484 Broome Street offers patrons a sumptuous shopping experience for the eyes and appetite with lavish window displays which aim to warm the heart. The perfect gift, MarieBelle Chocolates are artfully wrapped in luxury boxes with colorful ribbons. Relish in the sweetest gift for any occasion, available in-store or delivered same day anywhere in the Manhattan area.

Show your gratitude towards your loved ones with their 2021 Imperial Treasures and Holiday Collections:

36pc Holiday Chocolate Ganache Box – MarieBelle New York is happy to introduce a sophisticated, ornate bejeweled 2021 holiday collection inspired by the Romanov period. Each gold box cover depicts images of respected master painters such as Vermeer, Frank Cadogan Cowper, Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and Jacques Louis David.

Thirty-six signature MarieBelle New York chocolate ganache. Each ganache combines the finest single-origin chocolate with eclectic ingredients and artisanal techniques. A delicious jewel box that showcases each of MarieBelle’s delicious ganache flavors.

MarieBelle’s Chocolate Advent Calendar – Make your countdown to Christmas sweeter with their limited edition Advent Calendar. Open this beautifully designed red and gold calendar window for a different chocolate surprise for each day.

Holiday Treasure Gold Gift Set – A whimsical Once Upon a time collection comes to life with MarieBelle’s Holiday Treasure Gift Set. Open to find a tin of hot chocolate, a box of holiday ganache, a cylinder with dark chocolate pearls, a dark chocolate bar, a Milk chocolate sea salt bar, a box of dark chocolate truffles, and a box of New York collection caramel.

16pc Winter Wonderland – Sixteen rich and creamy chocolate ganache are packaged in an elegant holiday-themed box, celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.

Another favorite among chocolate lovers and the perfect gift for any occasion is the signature MarieBelle New York Holiday Chocolate Ganache Red Box. Available in 4, 9, and 16 piece boxes, each ganache combines the finest single-origin chocolate with eclectic ingredients and artisanal techniques. A memorable gift for any occasion.

MarieBelle New York (Soho), 484 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

MarieBelle at the Kitano Hotel (Midtown), 66 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

For more information about MarieBelle Chocolates, visit www.mariebelle.com.

Facebook: MarieBelleNewYork | Twitter: @MarieBelleNY | Instagram: @MarieBelleNY

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Chef Omakase

Chef Omakase Dinner at Home ©Chef Omakase

Whether you are giving a holiday gift, planning a holiday party, celebrating an anniversary, or any other special occasion, “Leave it up to the Chef!” Chef Omakase has made it a reality to have a personal chef cook for you in the privacy of your own home. Chef Omakase connects you with a professional chef who will prepare a course menu in the comfort of your own home at your leisure.

Material gifts are losing ground to experience gifts. Chef Omakase is the ideal gift for both individual and corporate clients looking to provide a future joyous moment. It is an emotionally engaging opportunity that gives the buyer a genuine sense of satisfaction with their gift choice. With the holiday season quickly approaching, this one-of-a-kind gem of a gift creates a treasure chest of beautiful memories as a holiday gift. Celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, and business gatherings.

Chef Omakase creates a fantastic culinary experience that dispels the myth that only the ultra-wealthy can afford a private chef. Menu options include an Italian-curated dinner with an appetizer of poached Fava Beans and Herbed Tomatoes. Following that, a salad of Tiny Burrata with Warm Ceci Beans, Toasted Garlic, and Parsley. Pan Seared Crispy Chicken Breast with Lemon Reduction and Baby Greens is the main course. Finally, Panna Cotta with Roasted Summer Fruit is served for dessert.

The home dinner party has never been more appealing or affordable, especially with the added benefit of a real chef interacting with guests. Chef Omakase takes the stress out of hosting a dinner party with grace and affordability. Your home is transformed into your own private restaurant, allowing you to unwind and spend time with your family, friends, and guests. Pick the Chef, select your menu, and “Leave it up to the Chef!”

For more information, visit chefomakase.com

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For the Fashionista

Chuck’s Vintage

Chuck’s Vintage Store & Raw Denim ©Chuck’s Vintage

The iconic California-based Chuck’s Vintage has brought classic style to Manhattan. Chuck’s Vintage has proudly influenced catwalks, celebrities, and high street fashion for the past 15 years. Chuck’s Vintage was founded by GSFI former CEO Madeline Cammarata (fka Madeline Harmon) and now her legendary styles have come to New York City.

In 2006, the former model started Chuck’s Vintage, which overnight became a true American original. Her abundant collection became treasured wear for celebrities and business elites from Steve Jobs to famous musicians such as Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Morrisey and more were among the first customers in the original LA’s Melrose Place store. From the famous to just pure classic style lovers, they have all at one point crossed the threshold of Chuck’s Vintage in the California hotspot shop – where even once a world-renowned denim archivist saw fit to entrust Madeline with millions of dollars’ worth of collectible denim that she proudly sold.

Setting up its new flagship retail outlet in North America’s premier luxury district, Chuck’s Vintage will soon become a New York City favorite place to shop for time-honored clothing. Given the shop’s museum-like quality, the seamless fusion of Californian essence and the New York City branch, and the exclusivity of its offerings, Chuck’s Vintage has already carved out a niche in the city, catering to more discerning clients looking for pieces that will last them for decades.

Chuck’s Vintage, 173 East 91st Street, Basement, New York, NY 10128

For more information, please visit: chucksvintage.com

Facebook: ChucksVintage

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For the Bookworm

Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life by What You Give

By Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff, Successful Philanthropy ©Hatherleigh Press

This inspirational read by philanthropist, TV host, author, human rights and animal advocate, Jean Shafiroff encourages aspiring philanthropists to build the fulfillment of giving into their lives. Drawing from her experiences in philanthropy, the volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson authored the practical guide to modern giving, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life by What You Give to empower all individuals to get involved in the act of charitable giving.

This holiday season, learn to identify your passions and interests and discover how they can guide your philanthropic work. Find the best ways to choose a charity that will offer personal fulfillment while also making the best use of your contribution to the cause of your choice. Successful Philanthropy features a special introduction by Georgina Bloomberg, in addition to a foreword by Scott Elkins, US Campaign Director of the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust at Oxford University and CEO of SE Advisors. Elkins salutes author Jean Shafiroff for encouraging others to “help bring about change,” through the text and her philanthropic initiatives.

Jean is also the producer and host of the television show “Successful Philanthropy” which airs six times weekly through LTV studios in East Hampton, NY, as well as in New York City on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN): Spectrum Channel 34 and 1995, Verizon/FiOS Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82. The show will open in additional markets in 2021. On her TV program Jean interviews an eclectic mix of leaders in the world of philanthropy as well as actors, artists, business, and civic leaders, and even a U.S. presidential candidate.

Jean serves on the boards of the American Humane, Southampton Hospital Association, NYC Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council of the Museum at FIT, Global Strays, New York Women’s Foundation, Casita Maria, and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board. For her philanthropy Jean has been honored several times by groups including the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, Health Advocates for Older Adults, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, New York City Mission Society, Southampton Animal Shelter, Surgeons of Hope, Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, Animal Zone International, Youth Counselling League, the NYC International Film Festival Foundation, the Jewish Board, and the Hadassah.

Follow Jean on social media: F: jean.shafiroff | T: @JeanShafiroff | I: @JeanShafiroff Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life by What You Give, in its second printing, is available in select bookstores and from Barnes & Noble & Amazon in hardcover and paperback.

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The Three Chairs

By Dr. Karyn Gordon

Dr. Karyn Gordon, The Three Chairs ©DKLeadership.org

We all want to be great leaders who are self-assured, productive, and energized. However, research shows that if you don’t learn foundational leadership skills, you’ll have issues with communication, performance, engagement, and employee retention. The stakes are extremely high. How can you quickly pick up critical leadership skills? While most organizations and professionals place a high value on leadership development, it is frequently time-consuming and impractical.

In The Three Chairs: How Great Leaders Drive Communication, Performance, and Engagement, world-renowned leadership & relationship expert Dr. Karyn Gordon offers a tried-and-true framework for improving anyone’s ability to lead others. Dr. Karyn, who has been nominated for the 2021 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award, has spent over 20 years teaching over 500,000 people in 17 countries.

The Three Chairs is making a dazzling impact on people around the globe, as well as several Best-Sellers lists. The book which was already receiving rave reviews from dozens of leaders within the industry before its release, has climbed its way up the charts and is currently #2 on The Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Books list, as well as being listed on USA Today Best-Selling Books.

Discover tools that are simple to use at work and at home and produce results for everyone from CEOs to students. See yourself more clearly, engage with those around you more deeply, and equip yourself to be a confident great leader.

For more information and to purchase “The Three Chairs: How Great Leaders Drive Communication, Performance, and Engagement” please visit:

www.amazon.com/Three-Chairs-Communication-Performance-Engagement-ebook/

dkleadership.org/the-three-chairs-book/

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The Charisma Factor

By Leesa Rowland

Leesa Rowland, The Charisma Factor ©Leesa Rowland; Hatherleigh Press

Leesa Rowland, author of the best-selling self-help/motivational book Discovering the It Factor within You: Developing Your Charismatic Personality, has released the sequel titled The Charisma Factor: Unlock the Secrets of Magnetic Charm and Personal Influence in Your Life. The book is available now in stores nationwide and electronically.

Published by Hatherleigh Press, the 224-page self-help book follows the release of Rowland’s first book, Discovering the It Factor within You.

The Charisma Factor’s synopsis is as follows: Charisma is an unseen but powerful force that has many different facets. Charisma is a special and compelling spark that makes you unique, and sets you apart from the rest of the crowd, and it is something all people possess–whether they are aware of it or not. Devoting a little time to connecting with our inner selves, learning what makes us truly special, and incorporating this magnetic quality into our personality can have untold benefits on our lives. The Charisma Factor is the ultimate handbook that unlocks the mysterious formula for charm and influence. Whether you’re someone who lives in the spotlight, or you’re a college graduate just starting out on a career, this book will improve the way you communicate and interact with others. Packed with useful lessons and Leesa’s personal tips, The Charisma Factor will be your go-to instruction manual to embrace your individuality, discover your authenticity and empower yourself like never before.

The paperback version ($15.95) is available at Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, Penguin Random House, Books A Million, Bookshop.org, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s and Amazon.

The eBook version ($12.99) is also available on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Google Play Store, Kobo.

For more information, visit

www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/666353/the-charisma-factor-by-leesa-rowland/. leesarowland.net.

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Manners That Matter Most

By June Eding

Manners That Matter Most ©Hatherleigh Press

Manners That Matter Most (photo credit Hatherleigh Press)

Etiquette is one of the most valuable assets a person can have and adopting proper skills will be to your benefit this holiday season. Now in its third printing, Manners That Matter Most is finally available in a convenient paperback format so you can bring this valuable guide with you wherever you go.

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.

Manners That Matter Most, in its third printing, is available from Amazon.com & Barnes & Noble Bookstores in paperback. Facebook: HatherleighPress | Twitter: @HatherleighPr | Instagram: @HatherleighPr

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