Jenna Marie Bostock

8 Questions with Rafic Daud, the Cobbler for the Modern Age

A Portuguese native from Sao Joao da Maderia, Portugal’s shoemaking capital, Rafic took advantage of the desire and demand for bespoke men’s dress shoes without an insane pricetag. Since he launched Undandy, he’s disrupted the high-end shoe market with direct-to-consumer and impeccably handcrafted men’s shoes—in shy of just one year, Undandy has gone from selling 100 shoes a month to over 1,500 in over 100 countries. We sat down with Rafic to discuss everything from the new frontier for luxury goods to the Robert DeNiro quote that he lives each day by...

We Talk Real Estate with the President of Tahoe Luxury Properties

Bill Dietz fell in love with Lake Tahoe as a young man, and knew he would do whatever it took to make the magical ski destination his forever home. He started off as the quintessential ski bum, became a local ski instructor, and worked in carpentry during the summers. We sat down to pick his brain on Tahoe’s unique market dynamic, how the rise of Air B&B didn’t hurt but actually helped, and how real estate in a mountain town differs from the typical metropolis...

Fertility Medicine: One Couple’s Journey From Cancer to Expectant Family

In Vitro Fertilization is not a foreign concept to me, it’s something we knew might come someday, but it feels like a gut punch all the same. What else will cancer rob us of? It’s taken my right breast and guaranteed a lifetime of collateral pain. It took away my long curly hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, and tried to steal the last few years of my twenties, albeit strengthening my marriage in the process. Cancer is greedy, and never satisfied. I suppose I thought I’d begin the ‘normal’ process of starting a family with my husband, but what is normal anymore, especially when you’ve spent the better part of your late twenties bald and fighting to survive?

Fresh Powder, Vermont to Table Dining, and a Spa Experience to Die For

The winter season seems to have really upped its game this year on the East coast—bomb cyclones and powder days galore, it’s almost like being out West (without all that plane hopping). It’s actually even better than being out West this year—with the draught of Colorado there’s no reason to adventure farther than Vermont. Run out of the office and drive north as soon as the weekend hits to take advantage of the Jackson Hole-esque skiing conditions up in Stowe, Vermont. The historic village combined with Vermont’s most spectacular landscape creates the quintessential New England getaway...

WINFertility’s Founder On Being In The Business of Miracles

20 years ago, orthopedic surgeon turned entrepreneur Dr. Roger Shedlin saw an opportunity to help families who were looking for a miracle. He saw that the process for accessing fertility services was completely overwhelming, given the lack of fertility benefits in the healthcare marketplace, the astronomical prices of fertility treatment and the complexity of obtaining assistance in starting a family. Dr. Shedlin wanted to change that...

Do You Even Winter in the Hamptons?

Prime seats on the Jitney are just the beginning. People have this impression that this lovely little stretch of East End Long Island is abandoned come Labor Day Weekend, but it’s a well-kept secret that this gem, this famous South Fork spot that has only a reputation for summertime shenanigans, does not lose its allure come winter. If anything, it’s enhanced...

Roadway Moving’s CEO Talks About Infusing a Little Happiness Into The Moving Industry

Roadway Moving was born from a man who saw an opportunity to infuse a little happiness into a drowning industry. Ross Sapir, an ex-Israeli soldier and bartender, had moved to America and was working at a moving company when he looked around and began to wonder why everyone was so unhappy. The employees, the customers, it was a miserable existence. He decided to change that, by starting a brand that focused on customer service first and foremost. It was time for a revolution...

Unforgettable Luxury Boho Suites at SoHo’s Crosby Street Hotel

New York is a city full of options and possibilities. It’s pretty easy to find a comfortable bed and nice suite in almost any part of town, but what about finding a truly extraordinary hotel that makes you feel at home in the best way possible? Kit Kemp, co-owner and designer of the Crosby Street Hotel, firmly believes that hotels need to be a ‘living space’, not just a stuffy spot to rest your head. That philosophy is so clear throughout every square inch of the Crosby. Crosby Street Hotel marks the first American venture of Tim and Kit Kemp, perennial darlings of the London hotel world...

An Interview With Chef Patrick O’Connell

Chef Patrick O’Connell started cooking 40 years ago in an old farmhouse with just a yard sale electric frying pan. Today he is the self-taught acclaimed chef and, of course, the proud bearer of two Michelin stars at The Inn at Little Washington in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The confirmation of his two Michelin star renewal was announced by the French Embassy yesterday. We interrupted Chef mid-photoshoot (he was having afternoon tea with a dog) for a heart to heart on how he turned a defunct gas station into a luxurious Relais & Châteaux property and what those two illustrious Michelin stars mean to him....
Jenna Marie Bostock

Jenna Marie Bostock

Jenna has led the editorial division of Alister & Paine Magazine since August 2009. She's interviewed bootstrapped entrepreneurs, billionaires, and traveled around the world to bring our readers the best in business and luxury. She is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and received her SOPA from the NYU Stern School of Business.