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Whether you’re looking for boho chic or tongue in cheek, this season’s trends range in style, silhouette and function. FESTIVAL FRINGE
Music festivals like Coachella have been a big source of fashion inspiration as of late. New York-based forecasting firm The Doneger Group has coined the trend “Frontier,” calling out festival-influenced saddlebags, pouches and anything with fringe. Fashion Snoops’ Laura Miller describes the trend as bohemian mixed with tribal influences. “We saw it on the runways from brands like Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch and Etro,” she adds.
Backpacks are… well… back, and you don’t have to be a student to carry one. While silhouettes are smaller than your typical knapsack, it’s also not the mini backpack you remember from the ’90s. Backpacks can be found in various fabrications for wherever you want to carry them: try an active-influenced sling in a nylon fabric for a stylish way to hit the yoga studio, or high-fashion quilted leather for a more upscale look. And if you can’t commit, convertible backpacks (those that can be either worn on the back or converted into a satchel) are trending too.
The drawstring bucket bag is reemerging for fall, making an important impact on the runways. “This is a nod to the ’70s trend, which is in full swing with a cleaned-up ‘mom’ look,” explains Jacqui Ma of trend-forecasting firm WGSN. Size doesn’t matter here either: go for a big “black hole” bucket or a smaller drawstring style.
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A stylish twist on an entrepreneurial spirit.
Sunglasses can simply be thought of as commonplace accessories that shield your eyes from harmful sunlight. They can be fashionable, high tech, or somewhere in between, and most people own at least one pair. It wasnâ€™t until January of 2013 that sunglasses also became a statement of collegiate pride. It was then that Glass-U launched with the modest mission of giving fans and students the opportunity to express themselves through the magic of custom sunglasses. 8
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Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs Organization. He has received the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” twice — from Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama — and is a Fellow of XLI/EMVSW7SGMIX]VITVIWIRXMRKµXLIFIWXERHFVMKLXIWXSJXLIRI\X KIRIVEXMSRWSJIRXVITVIRIYVW¶-RLI[EWREQIHXLVSYKLER international selection, as one of 30 Global Teen Leaders by We Are Family Foundation. Fine is the founder and chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Youth Board of Advisors and co-founder and former chairman of the LEAGUE 2EXMSREP =SYXL 'SQQMWWMSR RS[ +IRIVEXMSR 32 -R XLI WYQmer of 2014, he was selected as one of the World’s Top 30 StuHIRX)RXVITVIRIYVWERHVITVIWIRXIHXLI97MR1SWGS[JSVXLI G20 Young (Under 40) Entrepreneurs Summit, where he was the ]SYRKIWXSJKPSFEPHIPIKEXIW-RXLI%YKYWXMWWYISJPhiladelphia Magazine, titled “Best of Philly 2014,” at just 21 years old, Fine was named Philadelphia’s “Best Entrepreneur.”
Fine’s resume is impressive indeed. He is the founder and CEO of Team Brotherly Love and The Fine Companies, which includes Glass-U, medical app Dosed, and Boston-based XYXSVMRK ÁVQ 2I\8YXSVW *SPPS[MRK younger brother Jake’s diagnosis with Type-1 Diabetes in 2004, Daniel and Jake launched Team Brotherly Love. (IXIVQMRIH XS ÁKLX .YZIRMPI (MEFIXIW the organization has raised over $1.9 million, thanks to tremendous support from friends, family and the greater community. Committed to increasing public awareness of the disease and helping to find a cure, Fine embarked on the dedicated journey to build his enterprises into philanthropic conduits [MXL KSSH SPHJEWLMSRIH QS\MI ERH HIXIVQMREtion. A portion of all of Glass-U sales go towards supporting these causes.
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Though Glass-U is the cornerstone of Fine’s business enterprise, he has established multiple companies that range from one-onone mentorship/tutoring programs to tech and digital marketing under his umbrella corporation, The Fine 'SQTERMIW00'-RIEGLSJ these pursuits, Fine emphaWM^IWTLMPERXLVST]µ-X¸WRSX all about money,” Fine says. µ-X¸WRSXEPPEFSYX[LEXGER Glass-U makes fully-folding sunglasses and is licensed by we do, but more, what can hundreds of universities and nearly every fraternity and so- we create that makes others VSVMX]MRXLI97-XLEWFIIRJIEXYVIHEXIZIRXWVERKMRKJVSQ happy? What can we do 8LI 6SWI &S[P XS 0SPPETEPSS^E -R 1E] +PEWW9 WXVYGO E along the process to make GSRXVEGX [MXL *-*% XS HMWXVMFYXI WYRKPEWWIW JSV XLI ;SVPH sure that we’re giving back? Cup in Brazil, the youngest such company to do so. Under the So now we have a campaign called Rock the Cause that we’re agreement, Glass-U manufactured customized sunglasses for launching shortly, which is partnerships across all types of noneach of the 32 teams par- TVSÁXW¶ ticipating in the World Cup. Fine believes that more companies should emphasize philanthroRecognized for his dedica- py at the beginning, rather than waiting until the business takes tion, Fine has been named SJJXSÁKYVISYXLS[XLI]GERFIEJSVGIJSVTSWMXMZIGLERKI one of TIME Magazine’s Top -RXIVREXMSREP 0IEHIVW SJ 8SQSVVS[ 8313663; For more information on Glass-U or Daniel, 25) and one of the World’s visit them online at Glass-U.com or DanielFine.com
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Patek Philippe celebrates 175 years at the pinnacle of fine watchmaking. LAURIE KAHLE
his year, Patek Philippe marks a milestone that few companies will ever achieve: its 175th anniversary. The revered Geneva watchmaker has operated without interruption since May 1, 1839, when it was founded by Antoine Norbert de Patek. He was joined by Adrien Philippe six years later. Today, it stands as the last familyowned independent watch manufacturer in Geneva under the auspices of the Stern family, which acquired the brand in 1932. Thierry Stern, who represents the fourth generation of Sterns at the helm, has some surprises in store to commemorate the occasion, though he will reveal nothing until the brand unveils its 175th Anniversary collection in Geneva this fall. Stern’s love of musical minute repeaters and decorative métiers d’art offers some clues to what’s in store. Expectations are high given that the 150th anniversary in 1989 saw the debut of the Calibre 89 pocket watch, hailed as the most complicated watch in the world with 33 complications. Stern recalls how the 150th anniversary collection, especially its minute repeater wristwatches, signaled a transformation for the brand. “Years later, I realized that anniversary marked a new beginning for complications,” he says. “Before that, such complications were normally for pocket watches. It was a celebration of a milestone, but it was also about a new movement and a new era.” Stern, 43, has brought a more youthful perspective to Patek’s hallowed halls since he took over as president from his father Philippe five years ago. While Patek Philippe has maintained its traditional core values, Stern has expanded the use of steel to broaden the brand’s appeal to a younger audience. Women have also benefited with a range of complicated timepieces—including a splitseconds chronograph, minute repeater and perpetual calendar—and striking jeweled novelties, such as this year’s diamond-set Gondolo Ref. 7042/100R-001 with an Akoya pearl bracelet. For men, the new steel version of the Ref. 5960/1A-001 Annual Calendar Chronograph makes a contemporary style statement with its white dial highlighted in black and red. And the Ref. 5990/1A001 Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph, powered by a new automatic movement, combines a chronograph with a practical dual time function. “From Patek Philippe, people expect beauty, quality, accuracy, but also some surprise,” says Stern. “In my mind, there will be two lines: one with useful complications you need every day, while the other is more complicated—minute repeaters, tourbillons, split-second chronographs—which you may not need, but you enjoy the quality of them. Those are really the pieces of art.”
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Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.” –Jean de la Bruyere
here are few creations of nature as beautiful, versatile, romantic, or transformative as genuine pearls. Coveted as far back as 51 BCE (the age of Cleopatra), even a simple strand of lustrous, well-matched pearls will add instant panache to everything you wear, from a T- shirt and jeans to a little black dress. Dressing with pearls does not require complicated how-to charts. Simply clasp on a single strand to enhance the elegance of everything in your wardrobe, or splurge on a longer length to be worn doubled or tripled for maximum impact. Akoya, fresh water, Black, White or Golden South Sea, Conch, Melo, Baroque, Keshi, Mabe, natural or cultured: the choices are vast, the rewards more so. Follow your heart and choose pearls that most closely reflect your spirit; talk to our highly trained associates and we’ll help you make the perfect selection. For holiday 2014, options include suspended settings that showcase the pearl from every angle, and pearls mixed with colored gemstones (mint tourmalines, star sapphires) or with fancy-cut diamonds. Another suggestion: once you own that perfect strand of luminous white or ivory pearls, why not test the magic and mystery of Black South Sea cultured pearls? In 1914, exactly a century ago, Mikimoto established its first Black cultured pearl farm on Okinawa Island. In celebration of this milestone anniversary, Mikimoto has launched a limited-edition multi-colored Black South Sea cultured pearl necklace and bracelet set with signature clasps. Consider too Mikimoto’s Black and White South Sea cultured pearl gradient lariat set in 18K white gold with pavé diamond clasp (pictured far left), the Baroque Black South Sea cultured pearl and pavé diamond ring (pictured left), or Black South Sea pearl and diamond Embrace earrings. Could there be a more meaningful holiday gift? Or as the poets put it: “Love makes everything beautiful, even tears become pearls if they flow in someone’s love.”
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SHADY LADY Halle sticks to a single hue for her dress, jewels and accessories. Even her stone-studded belt is lovely in lilac.
Downton Abbey’s favorite nice girl shows her sweet side in a tea-length mint dress, complemented by rose gold and rainbowcolored jewels.
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A look at what’s sparkling on the red carpet and beyond... JILLIAN LAROCHELLE
STAR STUDDED Statement stud earrings are back in a big way. They’re chic enough for evening but work just as well off the red carpet.
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It’s violet for Viola, but she warms up the coolcolored dress with ruby earrings and a firey red clutch.
Choose a splitshank ring like Sarah’s or stack them yourself for maximum impact. More is more!
SOCIAL CLIMBER Worn with edgy ear climbers and a black diamond knuckle ring, this dress becomes more biker, less Betty.
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Most ladies go for a gown, but matching isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Maria makes it work with a colorful cocktail ring and contrasting hoops.
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Tammy Fender wants to care for your skin—and for you. JILLIAN LAROCHELLE
hile studying for her college degree in psychology, Tammy Fender took a job behind a cosmetics counter and was astonished at the number of chemicals being used in even the most well respected skin care products. She began training as an esthetician and blending her own products, using natural herbs and essential oils, in her kitchen. The lovingly handmade treatments quickly gained a word-of-mouth following, and she began doing facials at several luxury spas within Florida. In 2002, she opened her own atelier and spa, Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care, in West Palm Beach. Here, we interview the sweet and soulful Fender about her namesake skin care line and her philosophy for holistic living. Tell us about how Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care came to be. I have been intuitively drawn toward a holistic lifestyle since childhood. I’ve always had a really strong desire for people to be happy and achieve wellbeing. Even when I was working behind a cosmetics counter I would think, “What are they buying? Does it work or do they just think it works?” So then I started researching ingredients. I decided to become an esthetician to learn more about the skin and find out how these ingredients were affecting it. I began over 25 years ago, long before organic and natural became the buzzwords in the industry.
My training has largely been in botany and aromatherapy. It’s not necessarily an area of study that you go to one school for, but I’ve taken many different courses in this country and abroad. I spent time in France doing informal training with a woman who had a spa there. I’ve spent time in New Zealand and Fiji working with the indigenous medicine men and women, learning how to heal the body and the mind through natural sources. Wherever my travels take me, I have a tendency to study the healing properties of the plant life there. My products were born from a desire to serve my clientele in the most healing and nurturing way. How do you explain the renewed focus on healthy lifestyles? People are once again practicing yoga, choosing organic foods, turning to holistic medicine… In our fast-changing world, we’re all craving what sustains us and brings us peace, joy and vitality. I love to say that were human beings and not human doings. Everyone is searching for a way to slow down and bring balance back to our lives. What treatment would you recommend to someone visiting your spa for the first time? Our holistic custom facial is the ultimate experience in beauty and healing.
We recommend it [in conjunction] with reflexology because when there’s someone at the crown chakra and someone at the base chakra at the same time, there’s an energy balancing that takes place. This is caring for the well-being of the skin and body at once. The oils and herbs that the client selects upon arrival are utilized within both treatments, so it’s completely tailored to each individual.
What’s the biggest skin care mistake you see people making today? It’s important to recognize that the skin is a living organ and that what you put on it permeates to the cellular level. You always want to use products that nourish. Avoid chemicals when possible and don’t fall into the trap of over-cleansing and over-exfoliating.
Tell us about the selection process and the power of aromatherapy. When someone comes into the spa, we offer them a collection of herbs and oils to sit with prior to going into the treatment room. All plants give off either masculine or feminine hormones, and each oil has different physical and psychological healing properties. The oils a person is drawn to might indicate that certain parts of the body need extra healing energy. On an emotional level, if someone is tired they’re probably going to choose a stimulating oil in order to bring life back into balance. It’s an excellent diagnostic tool.
What’s your makeup routine? Personally, I don’t wear any. I like to let the beauty of the skin shine through and live in that space of natural freedom. If you use makeup, use it minimally and only to enhance your best features. Allow your natural skin to glow. I think we can get away from thinking everything needs to be so perfect… healthy and natural is beautiful.
How do men’s skincare needs differ from women’s? My products can be used by both men and women, depending on each individual’s needs. Men’s skin in general is thicker, so it ages more slowly. But they have more irritation from shaving, and their skin tends to be oilier, so they usually need more deep cleaning and purifying. Women are more sensitive with thinner skin, so for them it’s all about nourishing and anti-aging. The best forms of anti-aging originate from natural ingredients: rose is the most powerful at cell renewal. Avocado butter permeates the skin to replace nutrients, which is healing and anti-aging. Are your products FDA approved? Yes, always. They go through all the clinical testing and trials, but they are 100 percent botanical. The products are also handmade. We use food-grade instead of cosmetic-grade ingredients, since the processing of cosmeticgrade ingredients (they are often heated and/or cut with a solvent) decreases their therapeutic value. In our products you’re getting the livingmost parts of the plant in the most natural form possible.
What kind of diet and exercise complements your skin care regimen? Eating things in their most natural state is going to give the highest nutritional value. I’m a big believer in juicing, because it gets those fresh nutrients and enzymes directly to the bloodstream. Obviously when you can do it locally and organically, it’s even better. Stretching and increasing circulation is very important too. I love Pilates, yoga and dance. Dancing creates a freeness. Your mind isn’t necessarily guided in a certain way. We’re always told what we should and shouldn’t do, but when you dance, you’re expressing freedom. What’s next for Tammy Fender? We’re working on so many different things at the moment: growing our retail division with The Breakers, continuing to be a pioneer in holistic skincare, keeping up with demand and figuring out how to expand into global markets. I’m excited to grow into a holistic lifestyle brand. Most of all, we want to continue caring for the person as a whole. I never thought of starting and growing a company; it all just happened from me living my passion. And the best part is getting to see how that passion has benefited others.
FENDER’S PHILOSOPHY “Yin and Yang are the foundations of holistic medicine. Sometimes we all feel a little out of balance, whether it’s because of emotional stress, overworking ourselves, or not nourishing ourselves. My opinion is that the mind and body intuitively urge us to create balance. When you’re eating junk food all the time, the body is going to start craving healthy food. If you’re constantly in front of a computer trying to keep up with your workload, you’re going to crave a yoga class. But to recognize these signals we need awareness. “We must remember that all cells need nutrients and oxygen to thrive. This is where plants are so phenomenal. Plant oils and herbs provide the life force. The skin is a living organism, and it’s amazing because it has the ability to regenerate and to repair itself. It’s also an eliminating organ: when things are out of balance in the body, they’ll start to be pushed out through the skin. “Holistic skin care is all about awareness and prevention. You should be intuitive about what your needs are—not what anyone tells you they are. We have different personalities and different genetic make-ups, so each person is different. Our minds and bodies will tell us what we need to know if we just listen. “We can live in health and peace, even if there is a lot of chaos around us. When we find that inner peace within, it radiates out. That’s what beauty is.”
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authority on color, has sur veyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues in women’s fashion for fall 2014. Fashion designers are often fascinated with the beauty of the past and the spirit of the present—recreating it with color, fabric and style. This fall season is no exception as color was inspired by everything from books to artisan crafts, photography and architecture to exotic landscapes. The distinct color palette takes us on an adventure spanning 100 years—a season roused by various vantage points both past and present. First we have Sangria, an exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventure and faraway destinations, which is then enhanced by Aurora Red, a more sophisticated shade that adds energy and glow. These creative crimsons are followed by two ends of the purple spectrum that fascinate the eye and inspire the imagination. Mauve Mist, a romantic and elegant purple shade, reminds us of the deco era and stimulates a sense of femininity and empowerment, [LMPI6EHMERX3VGLMHEGETXMZEXMRKERHÂI\MFPIWLEHIIRGLERXW the complete spectrum. Pair with Cypress, a majestic and powerful green; indicative of its name, this shade has a lofty presence and serves as a stunning favorite.
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For Tesla Motors, reinventing the wheel doesn’t just involve a new car. ROBERT HAYNES-PETERSON
he past two decades have borne witness to fantastical leaps in technology we now consider invaluable: smartphones, GPS guidance systems, tablet computers. It’s also provided its fair share of clunkers: the Segway, non-iPod MP3 players, MySpace. One innovation that appeared to straddle the hot-or-not fence several times since its introduction almost a decade ago: Tesla Motors’ luxury electric vehicles (EVs). In recent months, however, much of the doubt about Tesla’s viability and even its historic importance seems to have been erased through a flurry of investments, new products and innovative sales and intellectual property rights management. Though founded by computer engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in 2003, it was big thinker Elon Musk who got Tesla rolling. (He’s also a driving force behind much of the commercial space travel industry and a proposed Hyperloop high-speed magnetic rail in California.) The world got its first taste of the future with the Tesla Roadster in 2006. Musk argued that the nascent electronic car industry needn’t be restricted to boxy, utilitarian vehicles. He envisioned luxury roadsters and even high-performance racecars (the Tesla Roadster was the first EV to top 200 MPH, and was soon participating in eco-races in Australia). He made a point of investing personally in American manufacturing and dropping a significant amount of his and other people’s (including the U.S. DOE’s) money into manufacturing. Soon pundits speculated each $128,000 car rolling off the line actually cost millions more based on investments vs. actual production. Various delays, along with a 2009 Roadster recall and battery pack fires in the Model S in 2013, made it seem as if the Tesla might be another rich kid’s vanity toy destined to be tossed aside. (Remember the DeLorean?) Flash forward to 2014, and Musk’s vision is very nearly rock solid. The company posted profits in 2013. Buliding vertically, Tesla offers a growing range of cars. The full-sized, five-door Model S, with a remarkable 97 MPG
highway, expanded sales in the U.K. and Europe significantly during the first part of the year, while the falcon-winged, dual-motor, all-wheel drive Model X is expected to reach buyers by 2015. Just as importantly, the company opened its 100th charging station in Hamilton, New Jersey (also the 22nd state to approve Tesla’s unusual direct sales approach: you can scope the models on a showroom floor, but you must buy online). The most unusual Tesla Supercharger aspect of the Supercharger Station stations? Topping off your batteries doesn’t cost a cent. With enough stations, you can now theoretically cross the country for free. Even more mind-boggling to the traditional Carnegie-era capitalist: in a blog post dated June 12, 2014, Musk made waves by announcing that all of Tesla’s hard-earned (and expensive) patents would be released into the public domain. In an era when the concept of open-sourcing headbutts against the lucrative intellectual property universe (think patented human DNA), the announcement was a potentially world-changing one. “If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electronic vehicles,” Musk wrote, “but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal.” All of this adds up to a rosy future for Tesla, which claims to have more orders than they can possibly fill. Though he’s no longer associated with the company, Tarpenning is convinced of the significant role luxury EVs play. At a 2012 Silicon Valley Band of Angels lunch, he noted that in 10 years, “all the supercars will be electric or electric assisted.”
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A privileged partner of aviation since it first took flight, Breitling has established itself as the cult brand among pilots the world over. The new Chronomat Airborne, a special series of the Chronomat created 30 years ago for elite pilots, combines peerless sturdiness with all the performances of an authentic instrument for professionals. Onboard this model designed for the most extreme missions is Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, a movement chronometer-certified by the COSC â€“ the highest official benchmark in terms of reliability and precision. Welcome to the world of daring accomplishments. Welcome to the Breitling world.
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Made in America by renowned designer Paul Morelli. All crafted in 18k gold with brilliant diamonds and gemstones. A walk on the exotic side. Top row: Bee pendant with white and black diamonds. DragonďŹ‚y pendant with white diamonds. ButterďŹ‚y pendant with diamonds and semi-precious stones. Bottom: Black rhodium diamond bracelet with black, yellow and white diamonds. Diamond bracelet with white diamonds. Black rhodium diamond bracelet with white and black diamonds.
Chantecler, from the island of Capri, and available exclusively at Hamilton. A frosty color palette to warm your days. All items from the Bon Bon Collection in 18k white gold. Necklace with freshwater pearls and pavé diamonds. Ring with white coral and pavé diamonds. Earrings with freshwater pearls and pavé diamonds. Bracelet with freshwater pearls and pavé diamonds.
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COLOR CON T R A ST Haute hues make the cut.
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Featuring bold and vibrant designs from the Hamilton Collections. Top: Hamiltonâ€™s Color Classics Collection. 18k white gold handmade gemstone and diamond drop earrings featuring blue tourmaline, green tourmaline and violet spinel. Bottom: Hamiltonâ€™s Lisette Color Collection. 18k white gold and diamond halo-setting gemstone rings featuring peridot, aquamarine and tanzanite.
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Hamilton handmade sterling silver cufflinks with whimsical designs and themes. Perfect for him to make his grade of style. Enameled cufflinks: Speedboat. Black and orange tiger. Royal blue golf bag. Baseball with red stitching. Pirate skull with red bandana and ruby eyes. Red and black race car. Trout. Sailboat. Priced from $350.
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A SPECIAL BRIDAL SECTION FROM ACCENT MAGAZINE
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new twists on tradition WHEN IT COMES TO TYING THE KNOT, COUPLES AND EVENT DESIGNERS ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR WAYS TO PUT A UNIQUE SPIN ON TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS. FROM MUSEUM-WORTHY CAKES TO DRAMATIC DRESSES, STEAL THESE IDEAS TO MAKE YOUR BIG DAY A STANDOUT SUCCESS.
SENSATIONAL SEATS Not long ago, draping guest seats with fabric chair covers was a simple and popular way to add interest and elegance at a ceremony or reception. “Over time, though, everyone got tired of seeing so much fabric in a room and chair covers were replaced by the chiavari chair,” says Dallas-based celebrity wedding and event specialist Donnie Brown, author of Donnie Brown Weddings: From the Couture to the Cake. The chiavari, with its classic, elegant style, became the go-to for many couples and event designers. Now the chameleon chair—aptly named because it can be customized to complement virtually any wedding aesthetic—has become the seat of choice. “Chameleon chairs are the coolest chairs in the world,” says Brown, who has used them at many events. Made of steel, the basic chair comes in several styles and leg colors including black, gold and silver. Dress them up with seat cushions, chair covers and jackets (longer swaths of fabric) in dozens of fabric colors, from charcoal and platinum to eggplant and raspberry. For an even more dramatic look, choose chair covers or jackets with tulle, lace, metallic or ruffles. “Now you can completely customize your chairs to your event,” says Brown. “They are fabulous.”
DECADENT DÉCOR “Sparkle and glitz are really big right now,” explains Brown. One creative way to bring some bling to your event is to incorporate jewelry into the décor. Using brooches is especially chic. They can glam up cakes, escort cards, napkins (tie with a pretty ribbon and attach a brooch), menu cards and bridal bouquets. “One of the big things these days is using brooches on the cake,” says Brown. “I also
around each tier instead of piping.” Rhinestones can add a reflective element to guest tables too. “Instead of a fabric runner, arrange a wide band of rhinestones down the center of the table,” suggests Brown. Traditional linens are getting a high-style makeover with the addition of embellishments such as ruffles, stones and beads. Seasonally-hued stones in amber, black and brown are especially trendy for fall.
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did a wedding where we decorated the cake by stringing rhinestone necklaces
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THE FRESHEST FARE From cocktail hour to dinner, the focus is on fresh, tasty and elegant. “It’s about the quality of the food, not just having an abundance of it,” says Andrea Correale, president and founder of Elegant Affairs Caterers in New York. “People are eating less and looking for healthier items such as local, organic produce.” Farm-to-table is a huge trend and couples are displaying menu cards that list the sources of the food they’re serving. The long-popular antipasto table is out, says Correale. In its place she suggests a chef-manned burrata (creamy mozzarella) bar with a selection of pestos and a hanging bread display. Also popular are vegan sushi and dishes such as free-range organic chicken with kale or quinoa salad. For couples wanting to update the traditional Champagne toast, Correale serves flutes of Champagne Jello topped with a toast point and caviar. And whether it’s a rolling oyster bar, gueridon service (in which some dishes are partially prepared tableside on a food service trolley) or strolling waiters offering organic beet and taro root chips, interaction and old-time elegance are back big-time. In fact, even the venerable Viennese table has been replaced by butler-passed bites such as pie fries, cheesecake lollipops, and warm cookies with a shot of milk.
ONE-OF-A-KIND CONFECTIONS No longer just a sweet treat to finish off the meal, cakes are becoming an important design element at weddings. “Couples want a cake that reflects their individuality and harmonizes with the look and feel of their event,” says Allison Kelleher, owner of AK Cake Design in Portland, Oregon. “That could mean an elegant white cake with sugar flowers or a bold, brightly colored creation.” Today’s cakes are impressive works of art that feature elements such as mosaics, metallics and hand-painting. So-called “naked” cakes—tiers of cake and filling without an iced outer layer—are also popular with couples favoring a natural look. They can be served as one large cake or individual mini cakes. Also hot: unusual cake shapes such as spheres and taller-than-usual tiers. “Cake tiers have typically been four inches high but now we’re
taller,” says Kelleher. “When stacked all together they make for a lovely and graceful cake.”
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DRESSES THAT IMPRESS Every bride wants a dress that wows, and the latest looks don’t disappoint. White is timeless but dresses in soft tones such as blush and peach are gaining popularity with fashion-forward brides looking for a new twist on tradition, says Tara Nattini, president of bridal design house Isabelle Armstrong. “The silhouette may be classic but the color makes it modern.” For another contemporary take, brides are opting for subtle yet striking ombre designs that gradually transition from white or ivory to a color such as pink or peach. Also on-trend: gowns that highlight the bride’s back. “The back is really the focal point when the bride is walking down the aisle, so we’re accentuating it with crystals and lace, says Nattini. “Plus, jewelers are doing dramatic necklaces that trail down the back and dresses with bare backs really show them off.” Finally, taking a cue from Duchess Katherine, and more recently, Kim Kardashian, brides are opting for sleeves to the elbow or wrist. “Once considered very traditional, sleeves are becoming more modern and trendy,” says Johanna Kraft, designer and production manager at Isabelle Armstrong. Her fall collection includes gowns with detachable sleeves that give brides two looks in one dress: classic long sleeves for the ceremony and a sexy, sleeveless reception style.
WE ARE FAMILY When it comes to choosing attendants, couples are ignoring outdated rules and following their hearts. For one thing, they no longer feel obligated to have an equal number of bridesmaids and groomsmen, so there’s no pressure to fill a spot or leave out someone you’d like to include. “I’m also seeing a lot more male/female role reversals,” says Brown. A bride, for example, might have her brother or a close male friend on “her side” rather than only asking sisters or female friends. Having parents or even grandparents in the bridal party is another new twist. For her March MICHAEL CASWELL PHOTOGRAPHY
2014 wedding, Cali Solorio of Austin, Texas asked her beloved grandmother and great aunt to serve as flower girls. The ladies joyfully tossed petals as they walked down the aisle. “We got so many compliments. People couldn’t stop talking about them,” says Solorio. “I loved having them in my wedding and I’m so glad we decided to do something untraditional that people will remember.”
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HORSEBACK RIDE IN BOTSWANA
SURF IN THE MALDIVES
Add romance to action with a stay in an over-the-water bungalow at a luxurious resort in this tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. Known for its spectacular whitesand beaches and shimmering turquoise waters, the Maldives are also where water-loving lovers can hang 10 together on some of the most perfect waves in the world. Surf breaks are endless but immediate access from resorts is limited. Charter a boat to reach the best breaks and escape the crowds that pack boat shuttles from hotels during the busy months. Surfing in the Maldives is available year round, but June to September are the prime months for honeymooners chasing the best swells. Avoid the masses in the Central Atoll and the more isolated South Atolls, but expect plenty of company in the Malé Atolls. TropicSurf can arrange luxury surfing experiences with five-star boats and resorts, expert guides and tailored trips such as a romantic dinner on a deserted island or a private seaplane to a secluded surf break (which would take a boat several hours to reach). Visit tropicsurf.net.
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Safaris, one of travel’s ultimate thrills, are even more exciting from the saddle. They don’t get any better than in Botswana, where game is wide-ranging and plentiful. Home to all of the Big Five (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros), Botswana also boasts Africa’s largest concentration of elephants. Ride through the glittering Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and the expansive horizons of the Okavango Delta, where it’s possible to come across elephants, zebra, hippos and giraffes. Lovebirds who go during green season, the early part of the year and when the dry savannah turns verdant, have to put up with a little rain but benefit from the numerous birds drawn to the lush landscape. In the Kalahari they’ll have the opportunity to ride alongside the zebra, wildebeest and springbok migration, and should be able to enjoy a more personalized experience thanks to fewer crowds. Those who disdain pre-packaged tours can have Explore Africa design a highly-customized, private experience tailored to their budget, created for beginner to advanced riders, and offering accommodations ranging from luxury lodges to mobile camps, whether it be for one day or two weeks. Special honeymoon arrangements can be made as well as handcrafted, one-of-a-kind adventures. Visit exploreafrica.net.
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During sundowner, newlyweds can toast while gazing at a spectacular sunset.
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TREK FROM CUSCO TO MACHU PICCHU Think of the fun newlyweds can have rubbing each other’s feet every evening after a lodge-to-lodge journey on foot from Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, to Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Machu Picchu, rising nearly 8,000 feet above sea level in a tropical mountain forest, may be one of the most famous sites in the world and is visited by countless travelers annually, but there’s still a way for couples to have a distinct experience while visiting this 15th-century Inca creation. With a voyage arranged through Backroads, honeymooners can have porters and mules transport their luggage while they tackle the trail on foot during the day. At night, they’ll sip bubbly in the outdoor hot tub of a luxurious hotel. As a way to control the tourism impact on the area, Machu Picchu mandates that all visitors take its buses to the cultural site. But honeymooners in search of romance can grab one of the early buses to enjoy the first light of the day and slip away to a quiet corner away from the crowds to take it all in. The more adventurous in search of the most impressive view can hike Machu Picchu Mountain, using a special permit from Backroads. As if the trip isn’t mind-blowing enough, the company can help make this an even more extraordinary expedition. For an additional fee, they’ll provide Champagne that guests can sneak in to the ruins and arrange for a private dinner with the chef at Sol y Luna restaurant, room upgrades at lodges, and a private meeting with a shaman to read their cocoa leaves. Visit backroads.com.
KITE SKI THROUGH ANTARCTICA This frosty, remote continent gives thrill-seeking twosomes even more reason to snuggle. By itself, Antarctica sounds like a journey beyond the imagination of many. Toss in the exhilaration of kite-skiing and the stimulation of ice climbing and newlyweds will relish an adrenaline-pumping honeymoon on the Earth’s southernmost continent, where stunning scenery, dotted by icebergs at every turn, overwhelms. Whisk across pristine snow while kite-skiing—more like cross-country than downhill skiing—or ascend virgin peaks while ice-climbing untouched mountains. Those who book an adventure with White Desert, which doesn’t require guests to be athletes, only in normal physical condition, follow as professional polar explorers guide them to nirvana. White Desert offers standard programs that include climbing, kite-skiing and a visit to the Emperor Penguin colony to see the real life stars of March of the Penguins, but also designs bespoke excursions to meet clients’ wishes, such as a special kite-skiing trip using 4x4 for support while out in the field. When a couple wed last December at its camp, which fuses old-world luxury and high-tech performance, the bride wore a white dress—along with a parka. Visit white-desert.com.
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There are many opulent hotels on the glamorous island of St. Barths. Then there’s the Taiwana. Set on Flamands Beach, Taiwana is the island’s most private retreat. Within moments of your arrival, the staff knows your name and room number and is quickly learning your preferences in wine and food. Both are superb at this resort (and if you wake up hungry in the middle of the night, you’ll find someone on duty in the restaurant to supply a snack or ice cream). The rooms are sleek and sumptuously supplied with Frette towels, robes and linens. There’s an excellent Neville hair salon and spa. But it’s the ambiance of an exclusive club that truly sets Taiwana apart and makes it one of St. Barth’s most stylish places to unwind.
CAT HITS HIGH NOTE
Celebrated for producing works composed for intimate venues, New York’s Gotham Chamber Opera is now in its 12th season. Performances have included rarities from the Baroque era, such as Mozart’s Il sogno di Scipione and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and contemporary operas including I Have No Stories to Tell You by Lembit Beecher and The Raven by Toshio Hosokawa. During the 2014/2015 season, the company will present a revival of a favorite, El gato con botas (Puss in Boots), by Xavier Montsalvatge, at New York’s El Museo del Barrio. The opera tells the children’s story of a miller who inherits a mangy cat with magical talents. The cat woos a princess for the miller and, after defeating an evil ogre through trickery, happily unites the miller and princess. They marry and provide a warm home for the cat (which is probably what the cat had in mind all along).
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GATHERING THE GRAPES At the 56-acre Hestan Vineyards located at the base of Okell Hill on Napa Valley’s eastern slopes, individually farmed blocks are planted with all five Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The grapes are co-harvested and cofermented to create Stephanie Proprietary Red Wine, a Bordeaux made from a layered blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Petit Verdot, 16% Malbec, 12% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Limited to 900 cases, Stephanie is a complex wine with an intriguing nose of licorice, clove and sweet spice mingled with cedar, tobacco and black currant. And rich mocha notes unfold on the supple palate, lingering well into the long, elegant finish.
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Sculptor Kan Yasuda’s critically acclaimed work is exhibited and installed at galleries and public spaces all over the world. The Boboli Gardens in Florence displayed the first abstract sculptures in this 500-year-old collection; a solo exhibition featured 18 large works at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park; and a 17-acre sculpture park is dedicated to him in Japan. Working in marble (his studio is in Pietrasanta in northern Italy, near the Carrara quarries), Yasuda’s creations are gentle, tranquil and contemplative, encouraging interaction with the viewer. At his recent American debut show at Eykyn Maclean Gallery, when asked how an individual should chose a sculpture, Yasada replied, “Touch it, and if it touches you back…”
UN CHÂTEAU AVEC DES ANIMAUX EXOTIQUES As you drive into the Château of Thoiry, about 30 miles west of Paris, don’t be surprised if a giraffe strolls past your car. Many animals, such as camels and zebras, roam freely. Others, like tigers, leopards and cheetahs, are kept in the château’s zoo. While touring this 16th-century, 370-acre estate, you’ll also discover a maze, several gardens, a restaurant, and possibly the current Count and Countess of La Panouse, who still live in the château (part of which is shown to the public by costumed guides). Because architect Philibert de l’Orme designed the château to be in perfect harmony with nature, the most spectacular time to visit is during the summer or winter solstice, when the center arch marks the exact position of the sun.
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Prominently displayed near a stairwell in Coin’s home is a sculpture by French artist Arman. “I had the precious chance to meet him and immediately loved his philosophy,” the designer explains.
orn in Venice, Roberto Coin began his career in the hotel industry and spent the early part of his adult life studying management in Switzerland. At the age of 32, Coin set out on a new path to become a jewelry designer and felt the change of career called for a change of scenery. “Vicenza became important when I joined the world of jewelry,” he explains. “I chose this city as it is and was a point of reference for gold manufacturing.” The 10,000-sq.-ft. home Coin eventually purchased in 2000 was originally built in 1960 and in need of some serious renovations. With help from Venetian architect Enrico Novello, Coin designed much of the space himself and now spends about six months of the year there with his wife, Pilar, and their youngest son, Kevin. The family spends the rest of the time traveling or at their other home in nearby Venice. Located in the hills just outside Vicenza city center, the neutral
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structure is modern yet timeless, much like Coin’s extensive jewelry collection. The home’s minimalist décor is almost entirely devoid of color, serving as a blank backdrop for inspiring Coin’s creative visions. “I wanted to recreate a kind of luxury hotel lounge, full of light,” he reveals. “We managed to create a unique mix of different styles while keeping the atmosphere light and simple. For example, we mixed modern furniture with pieces from the 7th century and Art Deco style with creations from Pierre Fernandez Arman, known as ‘the violins sculptor.’” In the home’s sitting room, an expansive window hints at the gorgeous view beyond. “The house is full of important paintings and with that window I wanted to create a natural painting of Vicenza,” says Coin. “It is very relaxing watching outside
from that window… and you can also dream of being anywhere in the world. Moreover, from there I can see the opposite hill, where my son’s house is.” Despite the sitting room’s prime view, Coin reveals that his favorite room is in fact “my relax room; it is my own studio where I can smoke, read, watch TV and dream. My favorite item in the home is a special statue made by Wallace Chan, which he explained to me was the perfect statue representing my personality. It has many different heads and the biggest one is a child.” Like the hidden ruby inside each of his designs (meant to bring luck, health and happiness to the wearer), there is more to Roberto Coin—and his home— than first meets the eye.
More of Coin’s extensive art collection is on display in the formal dining room.
Roberto Coin’s 10,000-sq.-ft. home in Vicenza, Italy.
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I REMEMBER WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG... Inside the glitter with famed photographer Tom O’Neal. DAVID A. ROSE
COURTESY OF CASEY O’NEAL
f you remember when music was purchased at record stores, you’ll of course remember the striking album covers that housed those black vinyl discs. Responsible for much of that album art: photographer Tom O’Neal, best known today for his
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Deja Vu album cover, 1969
A young Tom O’Neal, 1972
Joni Mitchell Leaning, now part of the Smithsonian permanent collection, 1969
Jim Morrison rehearsing for Smothers Brothers Show in Los Angeles, 1968
work with Rolex, shooting photos for their motorsports and yachting competitions. Among the rock stars he photographed: Jimi Hendrix, The Mamas and The Papas, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones and Joni Mitchell. “It was quite a while ago but I have pretty vivid memories of working with some of the most iconic rock stars at the beginning of their careers. Of all those I worked with, I’m most proud of the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu album cover. It took months, and if you ask them, they’ll say it’s also their favorite... “I did nine album covers for Steppenwolf; their leader John Kay still has my original images from the Born to Be Wild album. That song is said to be the very first heavy metal song, and the most commercially successful song in the history of rock and roll. “I once spent two days with The Doors while they were rehearsing: during breaks, Jim Morrison always sat by himself, reading or writing in this little 5”x7” black book. Mick Jagger was also different from his public persona: I once met him at his home in London to talk about an album cover and found him to be very professional, a proper English gentleman. Jim Croce was the most humble person I ever worked and Joni Mitchell the most fascinating: fragile but with immense power. (My portrait of her is now on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.) “Often when I’d meet with a band leader to talk about a cover, they’d be so stoned that you couldn’t understand a word they said. Or else they weren’t stoned, but you still couldn’t understand them...”
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James Beard-approved events and eateries are now more accessible than ever. SHIRA LEVINE
hen it comes to America’s pioneering chefs, most are familiar with Julia Child. Yet it was another great gastronome that first taught America how to cook on TV and penned cookbooks for aspiring foodies to obsess over. James Beard—the “Dean of American cookery” according to a 1954 New York Times piece—influenced the way Americans eat today, championing local markets and products long before it became de rigeur, opening a culinary school in his home, and nurturing many of our most well known chefs and cookbook authors. The James Beard Foundation is headquartered in the West Village home where he lived during the last 15 years of his life. But today Beard’s legacy has spread even further, with the foundation’s stamp of approval appearing on eateries and events all across the U.S. Successfully determining a city’s tastiest epicurean experience can be a tricky dish, especially for new visitors. But “you can’t go wrong with a meal from James Beard award winners and nominees,” promises Susan Ungaro, who has served as the foundation’s president since 2006. “These are the best-of-the-best. “We are the country’s best-kept secret, but we don’t want to be!” says Ungaro. “The James Beard Foundation Awards are the Oscars of the culinary world, but we’re open to the public! People don’t realize all of our events are accessible, and that they don’t only happen New York.” In fact, the 2015 James Beard Awards will be held in Chicago, America’s “Tastiest City” long celebrated for its contribution to molecular gastronomy. The move marks the first time in a 24-year run that the annual fete will leave the Big Apple. Ungaro’s goal is to bring as many James Beard events outside New York City as there are within it. These currently include nationwide Friends of Beard events, where chefs create something special on location at their Beard-approved restaurants, rather than making a pilgrimage to “perform”
at the flagship. There’s also Taste America, the annual celebrity chef tour that visits 10 cities over five weekends from September 12 to October 25. “We showcase the talent of one city with a guest chef from another city,” says Ungaro. “These pairings are one-of-a-kind events for diners who want to try something completely unique. The linked chefs have never cooked together before, so they get try something new too.” All this is not to detract from the delectable dining experiences dished out at the James Beard House, which essentially operates as a restaurant with different chefs and menus 200 days of the year. Enjoying a meal here is a full sensory experience that will make you feel like an utter insider. Guests get to walk through the bustling kitchen where “America’s first celebrity chef” once demonstrated how to roast chicken and hand-make pastas with Tom Brokaw and Bryant Gumbel on the Today Show. You can mill around the quaint backyard garden as you nosh on curious canapés, then head upstairs for the guest chef-of-the-night’s much-anticipated multi-course dining experience. Dinners often sell out and can be priced at up to $250 per person. But if you can’t make it in person, you’re in luck: “We just installed a Livestream kitchen camera so anyone can watch what the chefs are creating in the James Beard kitchen every night.” says Ungaro. “In fact, you can see more of the action than our seated guests!” (Chefs are graciously given the choice between a sound-on or sound-off camera, although so far only one chef has opted to mute.) Ungaro credits America’s passion for reality food TV (and good fundraising) with much of the success of the foundation’s programming. “We’ve raised awareness about the joy of cooking and the art of cooking.”
JULIA CHILD DESCRIBED COOKING IN THE JAMES BEARD KITCHEN AS “LIKE A SINGER BEING INVITED TO SING AT CARNEGIE HALL.”
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Bars serve up vintage whisky, rum, tequila and more. ROBERT HAYNES-PETERSON
Rarities, a new bar in the recently renovated New York Palace Hotel, specializes in vintage and hard-to-find spirits, wines and liqueurs. enthusiastic customer) and much more, all available to drink, at a price. “When I began collecting, it was incredibly inexpensive,” he says as he shows off pictures of an 1860 rye and a 1905 bottle of Bacardi rum. “Now a bottle I bought 15 years ago for $500 sells for $5,000.” Such is the appeal of fine and rare spirits today. At New York City’s Pouring Ribbons, hipsters order a 1951 green chartreuse liqueur ($110 per ounce), while stylish financial types and celebrities sip “Reserve” cocktails made with rare spirits at the recently expanded NoMad Hotel Bar. And San Francisco’s Hard Water has placed the emphasis on its American whiskey collection, including those classified as “Allocated and Out of Production,” all served by the ounce Seeking to replicate the vintage experience at home? Edgar Harden, of the Old Spirits Company in London, is an excellent source for a seemingly endless supply of spirits and liqueurs dating from the early 1900s through the 1970s. Or consider picking up an 1863 single-harvest tawny port from Taylor Fladgate. Repackaged in a handsome decanter and box, a limited number of bottles recently went on sale for about $4,000.
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t’s not so unusual to find a high-end bar or restaurant pouring a 50year-old Scotch whisky or cognac. But in the past few years, an increasing number of spots are collecting and offering pours of very old gins, bourbons, chartreuse and anything else that sat around unopened for decades, even centuries. “The concept is that we are very much focused on giving something unique to the Palace guest,” says Karim Lakhani of the new Rarities bar hidden inside the New York Palace Hotel. The space—once the Helmsley Palace and originally the Villard Mansion—is now home to an elegant Belle Epoque-influenced, 25-seat lounge specializing in the rare, unusual and very old. Though the menu varies, one recent standout was a Hannisville rye whiskey, distilled in 1912 and stashed in a huge demijohn bottle during Prohibition. Individual two-ounce pours of the earthy, lightly oxidized rye ran for $175. Other recent gems included a Taylor Fladgate Scion port from 1855 and a Frapin cognac dated 1888. The trend of specializing in vintage spirits beyond cognac may have originated with Salvatore “The Maestro” Calabrese, head bartender at the new Salvatore’s Bar in London. The collection he’s amassed is mind boggling: Orange Curacao from the 1860s, Fernet from the 1960s, a 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac (accidentally shattered two years ago by an
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