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ACCENT / THE MAGAZINE OF LIFE’S CELEBRATIONS SUMMER 2014

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Chairman Emeritus Harold Tivol CEO Cathy Tivol Tirisi 18K rose gold earrings featuring cut crystal quartz over turquoise with diamonds, $4,695

General Manager Brian Butler Director of Merchandising Ryann Rinker Director of Marketing/ Editor Adam Gebhardt Marketing Coordinator/ Photographer Kelly Schottler Graphic Artist Terry Campbell

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Patek Philippe ladies Nautilus watch, stainless steel case with round diamonds and a stainless steel bracelet, $35,400

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Robert Procop 18K white gold blue sapphire Celebration ring, $79,200

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In the Loupe From the Runways

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TIVOL Best Bets

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Local Style Profile: Brady Legler Profile: Stephen Webster

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Watch Advisor

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Spotlight: Hot Watches

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Sporting KC

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Hawthorne Plaza Renovation

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Technology: Home Safe Home

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Trends: Simply Modern Fitness: Spin Cycle Food: Cathy Tivol’s Recipe Food: Brooklyn’s Fine Fare

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TIVOL Goes to Basel

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The Italian countryside takes the spotlight on the cover of this issue of TIVOL Magazine. Italy is just one of the gorgeous areas from which TIVOL sources its jewelry. More regions are celebrated beginning on page 22.

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Inside Hometown designer Brady Legler has entered the major leagues of the jewelry industry. His first collection of fine jewelry has made its debut at TIVOL—one of his most sought-after goals. Page 54.

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he title of my intro is a teaser to an American company that ranks up there as one of my favorites EVER. In-N-Out Burger is a family—run business founded in 1948. The restaurants are sparkling clean with a bright red and white décor, and the eponymous yellow arrow outside pointing the way. They are found mostly in California, Arizona and Texas. The menu is tiny, but everything is fresh and delicious— toasted buns using old-fashioned slowrising sponge dough, American cheese, 100-percent pure American beef with no fillers, additives or preservatives, crispy hand-leafed lettuce and freshly cut French fries. They use their own recipe for a special spread, but I’m an extra ketchup, extra pickle girl so I don’t indulge in that—and I order my fries extra crispy if anyone is curious. Yum. Unfailingly, the product is excellent and hot, and is delivered by a

smiling crew who are obviously enjoying their jobs. I am hoping for the day that In-N-Out comes to Kansas City—I’ve already called the company office to register my desire. Along with this American company come other American-made jewelry companies featured in our summer issue, plus additional TIVOL favorites from Italy, the Philippines, Brazil, England and France, to name just a few. In Best Bets (page 22) we showcase how these different cultures and regions have made an impact here in Kansas City. Whether it’s American-made In-N-Out burgers or jewelry crafted in Brazil, we are always in search of the best. Welcome to summer 2014 at TIVOL. Cathy Tivol (front row, left) is surrounded by a TIVOL entourage at the Las Vegas In-N-Out Burger. It’s a tradition for the group to eat there during an annual buying trip.



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TIVOL offers engagement and bridal rings of all shapes, sizes, colors and prices with one thing in common: TIVOL quality. With offerings from Forevermark, Ritani, Penny Preville, Rahaminov, Precision Set, TIVOL Collection and beyond, this summer you’ll say “I do” — and still be smiling in 2064.


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10.10.13 TIVOL partnered with Shinola Detroit to open a seasonal pop-up shop on the Country Club Plaza. The store featured a selection of handcrafted watches, bicycles, journals and leather goods—all made in America. Shinola stands for skill at scale, the preservation of craft in America and the beauty of industry. TIVOL continues to carry Shinola watches at both our Country Club Plaza and Hawthorne Plaza locations. A) Clint Evans, Joan McHugh, Jim Duff and Earl McHugh B) Lauren Wilkens, Kamron

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Bijeh-Apple and Daniel Caudill C) Lindsay and Stephen Voorhees D) Stephen and Suzanne Limpic E) Justin Cottrell, Benjamin Keeton, Mac Fechtling and Clint Evans F) Aaron and Czarina Morgan and Dani Maslan G) Eric Rosen, Katie Van Luchene, Jerry Fould and Kristopher Dabner H) Samantha Schnabel and Gilberto Filsinger Jr. D)

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Patek Philippe Collectors Party

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10.23.13 Swiss timepiece craftsmen and executives of Patek Philippe joined TIVOL in hosting a special cocktail hour at Webster House in downtown Kansas City, where guests met expert watchmakers who demonstrated the art of assembling some of the world’s finest timepieces.

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A) Larry Glaze with TIVOL certified master watchmaker Sham Agayev B) Drs. Diana and Clifton Cokingtin with TIVOL associate Denise Baker C) Bob and Cindy Tucci, TIVOL chairman emeritus Harold Tivol and John Starr D) TIVOL executive sales associate Robert Girard, Steve Karbank and Sham Agayev E) Linda Stewart, TIVOL Plaza store manager Gary Pener and Theresa Newcomer

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F) TIVOL associate Hunter Tivol McGrath and Ruthie Tivol G) TIVOL director of marketing Adam Gebhardt, Debbie Starr and Guy Townsend H) Patek Philippe USA technical director Laurent Junod, Drs. Larry and Leslie Handlin I) Dr. Mark Maslan, TIVOL CEO Cathy Tivol, Ruthie Tivol, Patek Philippe USA chairman of the board Hank Edelman, Harold Tivol, Hunter Tivol McGrath J) Brenda Schwab and TIVOL Plaza assistant store manager Lisa Lyddon K) Patek Philippe USA marketing specialist Grace Kim and president Larry Pettinelli L) Sy Markowsky, Dr. Lon McCroskey, Laurent Junod and John Starr M) Linda and John Stewart N) Sham Agayev and Dr. Jeffrey Schlachter O) Sy Markowsky, Cathy Tivol and LeeAnne Markowsky

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Overrun Ovarian Cancer 5K 11.03.13 In November 2013, TIVOL sponsored Overrun Ovarian Cancer: Believe In A Cure. This 5K beneďŹ ted The Ovarian Cancer Advocacy Network (OCAN), which is dedicated to changing the face of ovarian cancer through research and creating an early detection test. All the funds from this race go directly to The University of Kansas Cancer Center and their research efforts. Representing TIVOL in the run were shipping/receiving facilitator Toni McCoy, associate AJ Paddack and marketing coordinator/ photographer Kelly Schottler.

The American Royal 11.12.13 TIVOL was proud to support the American Royal by providing sterling silver and gold enamel cuff links to the winners of the UPHA Challenge Cup National Finals. In addition, TIVOL donated 10 percent of purchases made during the UPHA Challenge week back to the American Royal.

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The TIVOL Watch Fair

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10.25.13 TIVOL celebrated its ďŹ rst annual Watch Fair with a special reception at our Hawthorne Plaza location. Guests enjoyed expanded product selections, exclusive gifts with purchase and special trade-in offers on Swiss timepieces while feasting on barbecue provided by Oklahoma Joe’s.

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A) TIVOL Hawthorne Plaza store manager David Behnke, Cathy Marsh of TAG Heuer and Thomas Mangold B) Andy and Katie Nail C) Don Prophete and TIVOL jewelry shop manager Grant Luck D) Barbara Allen, Kevin Moriarty and TIVOL associate AJ Paddack E) Debbie and John Kelsh F) TIVOL Plaza assistant store manager Wendy Sight and Elyse Clark of Baume & Mercier

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David Yurman Men’s Design Studio Exhibition

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11.20.13 TIVOL partnered with the KC CARE Clinic for a special exhibition of designs by Evan Yurman—son of David Yurman. This collection featured jewelry influenced by nature, art and history, as well as relics that served as inspiration during the design process. A portion of the evening’s proceeds were donated to the KC CARE Clinic, which provides basic health care services to people who cannot afford them. A) KC CARE Clinic executive director Sheri Wood, Jonathan Bowyer and Dave Kleen B) Lisa and Arthur Hogg with AJ Paddack C) Matt Anderson, KC CARE Clinic director of marketing Kirk Isenhour, TIVOL director of marketing Adam Gebhardt, Kate Bohon McKinney and Doug Anning D) Cameron Brookfield and Meredith Allen E) Bernard Shondell, Kirk Isenhour, Ron White and Damian Lair

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1. TIVOL Collection 18K rose gold necklace with rose-cut morganite and round brilliant-cut diamonds, $4,295 2. Carelle 18K rose gold Trim Knot pendant with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $1,725 3. TIVOL Collection 18K rose gold earrings with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $4,750 4. Michael Bondanza 20K rose gold ring with 2ct oval brilliant-cut diamond center stone, $26,530

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1. Rahaminov 18K white gold pendant with emerald-cut diamond, $35,115 2. Jewelmer 18K yellow gold pearl strand with 29 natural golden South Sea pearls, $250,000 3. TIVOL Collection platinum diamond ring, with 4.3ct oval brilliant-cut diamond and pavĂŠ diamonds, $108,760 4. Baume & Mercier Hampton Classic stainless steel watch with mother-of-pearl dial and round diamonds, $4,350 5. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold engraved hoop earrings with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $1,995

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1. H. Stern 18K yellow gold Hera earrings, textured-ďŹ nish leaf shape with one brown diamond, $3,000 2. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold Murano Link necklace set with amethyst, citrine, topaz and tourmaline, $2,990 3. Bell & Ross WWI Argentium Ruthenium watch with sterling silver 41 mm polished case, $5,900 4. Roberto Coin 18K rose gold ring with smoky quartz over mother of pearl with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $8,700 5. H. Stern 18K noble gold Moonlight Crystal bracelet with rock crystal quartz and round cognac diamonds, $13,200

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1. Rahaminov 18K white gold chandelier earrings with hexagon-shaped diamonds, $19,360 2. TIVOL Collection platinum three-stone ring with center 5ct emerald-cut diamond and two trapezoid diamonds, $187,500 3. Penny Preville 18K white gold pendant with sapphire, moonstones and diamonds, $6,440 4. Jack KelĂŠge platinum ring with round diamonds, baguette diamonds and milgrain detail, set with a 2ct round diamond, $39,99 5. TIVOL Collection 18K white gold bracelet with round blue sapphires and marquise diamonds, $42,500.

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whose work ďŹ lls our cases speak many languages and

that our brands call home. Along the way, we’ll feature

celebrate a variety of cultural observances.

some of the ways in which their cultures have made an

Of course, a substantial portion of our jewelry and watches are also designed and/or made in America. This relative proximity to home, however, does not mean it lacks in aesthetic diversity. Artisans in New York, Texas,

impact in Kansas City. (Not surprisingly for this city of foodies, many of those ways include cuisine.) So sit back and admire some of the world’s most beautiful treasures, coming to you by way of TIVOL.


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razil is the world’s fifth largest country by both geographical area and population, but it is arguably first in natural beauty. Bound by coastlines, mountains and rainforests, its landscapes possess some of the globe’s most awe-inspiring scenery. It stands to reason that Brazilian jewelry would follow suit in terms of colorful, organic designs.

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Stern Iris Collection 18K rose gold and diamond swirl design pendant, $3,400

LOCAL FLAVOR

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Marco Rabello and Cristian Maciel, best friends from São Paulo, moved to the Kansas City area to play volleyball for Park University more than 10 years ago. When they met and married local girls, their study abroad plans grew more permanent. After years in the restaurant industry, Rabello and Maciel partnered to open Taste of Brazil Market, where they sell Brazilian specialties like fresh coconut water, acai berry bowls, and feijoada—a hearty dinner stew. Customers can order fresh sandwiches and salgadinhos (akin to Spanish tapas) like coxinhas (croquettes), pão de queijo (cheese bread), or empadinhas (miniature pot pies, made with chicken or hearts of palm). The City Market shop also stocks Brazilian coffee and chocolate and Havaianas, the cult favorite flip-flops. Image by Derrick Benitz

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H. Stern Iris Collection 18K rose gold earrings with round brown diamonds set in black rhodium, $5,600

H. Stern Stars Collection 18K noble gold earrings with round brilliant-cut cognac diamonds, $7,800 Brumani Baobab Collection 18K yellow gold necklace with one cabochon oval-shaped aquamarine surrounded by aquamarines, rubies, brown diamonds and one pink tourmaline, $4,830

H. Stern Iris Collection 18K rose gold ring with round brown diamonds set in black rhodium, $8,500

Brumani Baobab Collection 18K yellow gold ring with aquamarines, brown diamonds, rubies and pink tourmaline, $7,255

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he Netherlands was one of the first countries to have an elected parliament, and was a founding member of the European Union, NATO and the World Trade Organization. With this impressive commitment to democracy and worldwide collaboration, it’s no wonder the artists who live there feel so empowered to freely express themselves in such creative ways.

X Tirisi dark rose leather cord bracelet with an 18K rose gold and diamond charm, $75 and $2,535

W Tirisi 18K rose gold ring featuring cut crystal quartz over turquoise with pavé-set round diamonds, $4,290

Tirisi 18K yellow gold link necklace with an 18K yellow gold and motherof-pearl round pendant charm, $9,000 and $1,645

DUTCH INFLUENCES IN KC

D u tch Ar t a t the Nel son Jan Steen, Dutch (1626-1679). Fantasy Interior with Jan Steen and the Family of Gerrit Schouten, ca. 1659-1660. Oil on canvas, 33 3/8 x 39 13/16 inches (84.8 x 101.1 cm). The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 67-8. Photo: Mel McLean

The Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century occurred during what was a highly acclaimed period for regional trade, science and art. Several things led to the flourish, including an influx of skilled craftsmen to the area as well as an abundance of cheap energy sources like windmills and peat. One of the era’s artistic masters was painter Jan Steen, whose work was celebrated for its beauty, psychological insight, humor and strong use of color. With only 350 surviving works, we are fortunate to have several examples of his work at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, including Fantasy Interior with Jan Steen and the Family of Gerrit Schouten, in which Steen himself makes a cameo. Image courtesy of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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t just doesn’t get much better than Italy. The region has been setting trends for millennia, even before it became home to some of the most sought-after fashion houses on the planet. Pair that with incredible cuisine, gorgeous people, breathtaking architecture and world-changing history, and it’s obvious why the world looks to Italian culture for inspiration in style and sophistication.

Marco Bicego Africa Collection 18K yellow gold drop-style earrings, $1,470

Roberto Demeglio Domino Collection 18K white gold and white ceramic link bracelet with rubies, $1,400 Roberto Demeglio Domino Collection 18K yellow gold and black ceramic link bracelet with yellow sapphires, $1,860

S Marco Bicego Murano Link Collection 18K yellow gold bracelet with amethyst, citrine, topaz, tourmaline and garnet, $6,890 X Roberto Coin Pois Moi Collection 18K yellow gold ring with pavĂŠ diamonds, $3,500

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Roberto Coin Pois Moi Collection 18K yellow and white gold chain necklace with pavé-set round diamonds, $18,000

Roberto Demeglio Domino Collection 18K white gold and white ceramic link bracelet with round diamonds, $4,595

S Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold earrings set with rose-cut blue topaz, $495 X Roberto Coin Pois Moi Collection 18K yellow and white gold chain bracelet with round diamonds, $19,000

LOCAL FLAVOR

Bella Napoli

In 2001 Jake Imperiale opened Bella Napoli—his Brookside alimentari—to provide imported goods essential for an authentic Italian kitchen: savory meats like salami, mortadella, and pancetta, mozzarella (of course), asiago, mascarpone, handmade pasta, fresh olives, anchovies and espresso. In the years following, Bella Napoli broadened its hours and its scope, and the grocery grew to serve the neighborhood as a deli, coffee shop and restaurant as well. Imperiale, with his twinkling eyes and easy laugh, provides delicious and uncomplicated sustenance to customers all day long. The atmosphere is both familiar and familial. In the morning, local regulars sip Italian espresso and read newspapers at tables covered in checkerboard cloths. Shoppers drop by midday for hearty, rustic sandwiches served in-house or wrapped in heavy butcher paper to go—Il Parma (prosciutto, mozzarella, roasted peppers, basil and olive oil) is a perennial favorite—or to pick up cream-stuffed cannoli for an evening dessert. Later, the youthful staff bring out dinner menus for La Cucina di Mamma, catering to tables inside the unfussy dining room, and on warm nights, on the sidewalk patio outdoors. Diners share plates of antipasti, pizza and pasta, until, inevitably, servers are asked to bring another bottle of wine. Buon appetito!

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rance has long been another world leader in art and design. After all, it was the birthplace of Impressionism as well as the place that Louis-François Cartier designed his ďŹ rst watch, the Cartier Santos. France also just happens to be a favorite destination of Cathy Tivol. It is ďŹ tting, then, that our new line of carefully crafted engagement rings, SĂŠbastien Barier, not only lives up to TIVOL standards, but is a standout in its attention to detail.

SĂŠbastien Barier Art Deco-style platinum ring with a marquiseshaped diamond, $5,380

SĂŠbastien Barier Art Decostyle platinum ring with a cushion-shaped brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by diamonds, $23,350

LOCAL FLAVOR

SĂŠbastien Barier Art Decostyle platinum ring with a round brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by diamonds and milgrain detail, $9,810

Ça Va

With tin ceilings and a reclaimed wood oor, Ça Va, the Westport Champagne bar, emanates easy elegance. The owners’ rĂŠsumĂŠs, however, speak to an appreciation of substance and style: Ça Va is the invention of Howard Hanna (co-owner of The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange), veteran bartender and general manager Justin Norcross, and James Coley (the wine director of Gomer’s Fine Wines and Spirits). Located in a reinvigorated stretch of Westport surrounding Port Fonda, the 740 sq. ft. space is absent a kitchen—but does offer a limited selection of food: marinated olives and charcuterie. Ça Va is a casual French greeting that translates to both a question and a response (think, “Things are good?â€? “Things are good!â€?). Ça Va stocks a full bar, so order what you’d like. But where else might one receive such a thorough education in French ďŹ zz?

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erman engineering has long been celebrated for its efficiency and propensity toward technological advancement. Scholars cite speciďŹ c examples dating as far back as the Middle Ages, while pointing out that Germany is also home to some of the world’s oldest universities. The luxury pen and pencil company, Faber-Castell, is certainly an example of this heritage, having been founded in 1761. Schoeffel pearls, a nearly 100-year-old company, is another nod to Germany’s precision craftsmanship.

Graf Von Faber-Castell rollerball pen with uted pernambuco center and platinum cap, $425

Faber-Castell emotion pure black ballpoint pen, $125

Faber-Castell Ciscele brown fountain pen with chrome metal, $395

(Far left:) Schoeffel Tahitian and South Sea mixed pearl bracelet, $4,210 (Left:) Schoeffel Tahitian and South Sea mixed pearl, amethyst and quartz bracelet, $1,110

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t could be argued that England is the cradle of sophistication, given that it is home to one of the world’s most celebrated monarchies. The country is steeped in tradition and ceremony, providing the English people with a sense of continuity and reverence for the past. Leave it to Stephen Webster, the rock star of jewelry, to rebel against English airs with pieces that bring out the bad girl or boy in all of us.

Stephen Webster Thorn Collection 18K white gold and diamond earrings, $8,500 Stephen Webster No Regrets Collection sterling silver cuff links, set of three, $530

Stephen Webster 18K white gold Thorn Collection hinged cuff bracelet with round diamonds, $22,500

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ENGLISH INFLUENCES IN KC

Tudor Archi te c t ure

The story of Kansas City’s Tudor Revival architecture begins and ends with a local builder who had a passion for the iconic style. Napoleon W. Dible is now known for his attention to detail while creating affordable homes during the 1920s-’40s. “He called them mini-mansions,� says his grandson, William Hickok, a retired builder who worked for Dible. Dible designed his homes with the intention of appealing to women of the era, featuring oversized bedroom closets, built-in shoe racks and formal rooms with extensive plaster detailing— perfect for entertaining. The style is named for the medieval Tudor monarchs of England—who reigned in an era when the population rose and the standard of living improved. More people built homes in the country, affording decorative details such as arches and herringbone patterns that can be seen in Tudor Revival homes today. Dible built most of the Tudors in the area, giving Kansas City the title of having one of the best and most numerous collections of Tudors anywhere in America.

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uite simply, Switzerland is the watchmaking capital of the world. The incredible legacy of Swiss timepieces—and the craftsmen who make them—is beyond compare with anywhere else on the globe. TIVOL is proud to carry Kansas City’s most sought-after selection of ďŹ ne timepieces with Swissmade movements.

(Clockwise from left:) Bell & Ross Aviation stainless steel chronograph watch with black dial and rubber strap, $5,300 Patek Philippe Ladies Complications watch with 18K yellow gold 33 mm case, cream dial, diamond bezel and tan strap, $36,700 Baume & Mercier Capeland 42 mm stainless steel chronograph watch with blue alligator strap, $4,350 TAG Heuer Aquaracer 18K rose gold and stainless steel watch with a 27 mm case and diamond bezel, $6,100

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 mm case stainless steel watch with 18K white gold uted bezel, $7,850

Rolex Lady-Datejust Oyster Perpetual 31 mm watch in stainless steel and 18K yellow gold with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $18,200

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Panerai 1940 3 days 47 mm stainless steel Radiomir watch, with black dial and black distressed leather strap, $8,800

Michele CSX-36 Day 36 mm stainless steel chronograph watch, with diamond bezel, black motherof-pearl dial and round diamond markers, $1,995

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface watch with 18K rose gold case, black dial (reverses to silver dial) and black alligator strap, $19,400

S Cartier Ballon Bleu watch with 18K rose gold case, diamond bezel, silver opaline lacquered dial and 18K rose gold bracelet, $50,000

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Calibre Diver automatic watch, with stainless steel case and black rubber strap $8,200

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In November 2013, the Philippines was subjected to the immensely destructive forces of Typhoon Haiyan—or “Yolanda,â€? as it was known in that region of the world. In total, the country’s conďŹ rmed death toll came in at 6,201, however the actual number still remains unclear. This disaster hit especially close to home at TIVOL as we had just picked up a line of exquisite pearl jewelry by Jewelmer, a company that raises its pearls in the natural oyster beds that exist in the Philippines. As fate would have it, the American representative for the company was scheduled to visit our stores the weekend following the storm. Upon his arrival, he was able to keep TIVOL staff up to date on relief and rescue efforts for his Jewelmer colleagues who were still in the thrusts of devastation. Thankfully, all of his fellow employees survived—largely due to the remarkable typhoon shelters the company had built. However, many lost their homes and the majority of their possessions. To assist in the relief efforts, TIVOL employees banded together to raise money, which was sent to the Philippines by way of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City. One-hundred percent of the dollars raised for the Federation’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund went to provide aid on the ground. Jewelmer is also assisting its employees as they rebuild their homes and painstakingly repair the damage wrought to the pearl farms.

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18K yellow gold South Sea pearl cuff links, $2,000

Jewelmer Charleston Collection 18K yellow gold South Sea pearl and diamond ring, $12,125

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hile many of the lands from which our jewelry is sourced are dream destinations, there is one country whose jewelry we are particularly proud to offer: the United States. Public awareness of and demand for made-inAmerica items is only increasing, and at TIVOL, we are thrilled to carry the work of so many American-based designers and companies.

Carelle Leaf Collection 18K yellow gold necklace with 36-inch grooved oval link chain and satin-ďŹ nish leaves, $2,755

Novell 18K rose gold men’s wedding band, $1,500

Ritani platinum double-row round brilliant-cut diamond mounting, set with a round brilliant-cut diamond, $23,890

Novell palladium men’s wedding band with round black diamonds, $2,050

TIVOL Collection 18K yellow gold and sterling silver cuff links featuring sky blue topaz over hematite, $1,395

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David Yurman sterling silver and 18K rose gold men’s Streamline band ring, $2,300


TIVOL Collection 18K white gold, ruby and diamond ring, $5,570

Kwiat Vintage Collection 18K white gold earrings with blue sapphires and round brilliantcut diamonds, $8,500

Ritani platinum split-shank semi mounting with a 1.01 ct round brilliant-cut diamond, $9,305

Penny Preville 18K yellow gold aquamarine and diamond pendant on an 18K yellow gold diamond eyeglass chain, $9,985 and $4,250

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In June 1994, Kansas rancher Jane Koger organized an outdoor symphony in celebration of her 40th birthday. More than 3,000 people attended. They brought lawn chairs and blankets and neighbors and friends to Koger’s Homestead Ranch in the Flint Hills, and they listened to an all-female orchestra perform in a natural amphitheater amid tall grass and the evening prairie breeze. It was an unforgettable night, by all accounts. Many hoped it would become an annual tradition. Ten years later, in 2004, leaders in the Kansas counties of Chase, Lyon, Morris and Wabaunsee founded Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. The non-proďŹ t arts organization seeks to heighten appreciation and knowledge of the region’s ecological and cultural signiďŹ cance through place-based education and the annual concert. The location changes each year. In June 2014, the audience will convene at the Rosalia Ranch in Butler County. The Kansas City Symphony always performs and admission—5,000 tickets are issued—always sells out. (An additional 1,000 fans gain entrance through patron packages.) A silent art auction and prairie education programs take place throughout the afternoon. The concert’s ďŹ nale, carefully scheduled to coincide with sunset, is followed by a dance beneath a wide, white tent.

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Alex Sepkus: Submarine Collection 18K yellow gold ring with fancy color round diamonds, $3,605 Little Windows Collection 18K yellow gold ring with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $3,645 Submarine Collection 18K yellow gold ring with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $3,205

Precision Set platinum and 18K rose gold Extraordinary Cushion Halo semi mounting with pavĂŠ diamonds, $5,800 (center stone sold separately)

Arman Sarkisyan 22K yellow gold locket engraved with a scroll design, set with cabochon Mandarin garnet and diamonds, $5,895

Shinola Gomelsky 36 mm stainless steel watch with a gold dial and dark coffee leather strap, $545 Shinola Brakeman 46 mm stainless steel watch with a white dial and chestnut stitched alligator strap, $675

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TIVOL Collection 18K yellow gold drop-style earrings with spessartite garnets, $1,885


Elegé 18K white gold diamond drop-style earrings, set with cushion-shaped diamonds, $25,370

TIVOL Collection 18K yellow gold “Y” necklace with fancy color diamonds and white diamonds, $10,500 Michael Bondanza 18K yellow gold mounting, pavé set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, set with a brilliant-cut diamond, $28,375

Precision Set platinum SilkFit eternity band with 13 oval-cut diamonds, $23,100 Penny Preville: 18K yellow gold engraved hinge bracelet with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $7,570 18K yellow gold hinged bangle bracelet with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $4,305

Jack Kelége platinum band ring set with cushion-shaped sapphires and round brilliant-cut diamonds, $17,160

18K yellow gold scalloped-edge bangle bracelet with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $6,995

Jack Kelége platinum ring set with one faceted blue sapphire, with milgrain detail and round diamonds, $29,750

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Precision Set platinum Petite FlushFit diamond mounting, set with a round brilliant-cut diamond, $12,070

Henri Daussi 18K white gold diamond ring with a cushion-cut yellow diamond, $14,820

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ElegĂŠ 18K rose gold and platinum ring set with one old mine-cut diamond, with round diamond halo, $21,690

Rahaminov 18K white gold pendant featuring a round brilliant-cut ForevermarkÂŽ diamond, $39,500

Rahaminov 18K white gold 10.5 mm eternity band with three rows of diamonds, $23,760

;XQTa c h <T\^aXP[ The United States’ entry into World War I in 1917 and the resulting allied victory in 1918 was America’s ďŹ rst major step toward becoming a global superpower. To commemorate the importance of the victory and to honor those who served, Kansas City leaders formed the Liberty Memorial Association (LMA) soon after the war ended. In just 10 days, the LMA raised $2.5 million—the equivalent to roughly $34 million in today’s market. In 1921, more than 100,000 people gathered in Kansas City to witness the supreme Allied commanders dedicate the land on which the Liberty Memorial would be built—the only time in history these ďŹ ve leaders would be together in one place. In 1926, construction of the memorial was complete, and its formal dedication was led by President Calvin Coolidge in front of more than 150,000 people. The museum was closed due to safety concerns in 1994, but 10 years later it was designated the nation’s official WWI museum after the city of Kansas City, the state of Missouri, the United States government and private donors raised more than $102 million for its restoration and expansion. In 2006, the Liberty Memorial re-opened to national acclaim, and since then more than 1 million people have toured the site.

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18K white gold leaf-shaped earrings with round diamonds, $5,885

S LAGOS Soiree Collection sterling silver and 18K yellow gold pendant with beaded Caviar design and round brilliant-cut diamonds, $1,390

Fred Leighton 18K white gold hexagonal-shaped earrings, each with black jade and a round brilliant-cut diamond, $2,700 Kwiat 18K white gold Vintage Collection ring with round diamonds and milgrain detail, $8,150

Harry Kotlar platinum threestone ring with a cushion-cut diamond and two kite-shaped diamonds, $69,340

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A. Jaffe 18K yellow gold split-shank two-row diamond mounting set with a round brilliant-cut diamond, $10,900

David Yurman 18K yellow gold and sterling silver bracelet with round brilliant-cut diamonds, $7,800

Armenta 18K yellow gold Sueno faceted lapis pendant on an 18K yellow gold oval link necklace, $6,890 and $8,590

Fred Leighton 18K yellow gold diamond drop earrings, kite-shaped with blackened ďŹ nish, $14,500

Robert Procop 18K white gold ring with blue sapphire, quartz crystal and diamonds, $32,340

Aaron Basha 18K white gold link bracelet featuring various sports-themed charms, $3,600 (bracelet only)

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LOCAL NURSING STUDENT (NOT TO MENTION BRAZILIAN MODEL) GILBERTO FILSINGER, JR. SHARES THE TREASURES THAT COMPLEMENT HIS COMFORTABLY CHIC STYLE.

Ray Ban Chris sunglasses in tortoise shell complete Gilberto’s unique style—whether it’s scrubs or stylish suits.

Filsinger favors his Shinola Runwell 41 mm for its practicality, not to mention “it’s pretty sweet looking!”

The linen soft-cover notebook, made by Shinola Detroit, is versatile enough to house Filsinger’s nursing school notes and an occasional doodle.

Filsinger has found himself listening to Brazilian folk music like Marisa Monte. “It tugs a bit on the right strings, just enough to make me nostalgic for where I grew up.”

Along with his family, Gilberto Filsinger, Jr. moved to Kansas City from Araçatuba, Brazil when he was 17. When his parents decided to return to South America a few years later, Gilberto and his three sisters remained behind—largely because of Kansas City’s “Midwestern warmth” that they had grown to love. “Six years later, I’m still fascinated by this city,” says Filsinger. “There are tons of things to do and places to go. I love that it is transient and growing, but still very traditional and rooted.” There is no doubt that Kansas City has given Filsinger a warm welcome. Not long after enrolling in nursing school, he caught the eye of Jenny Wheat, the owner of Manifest Talent. Filsinger—known to his friends as “Junior”—quickly became one of Wheat’s preferred models and muses. In 2013, Filsinger also worked at the Shinola Detroit pop-up on the Country Club Plaza. The brand prides itself on the American craftsmanship of watches, bicycles and leather goods, and Filsinger’s charm and casual style were a perfect match for the store. And of course, the story of a young person immigrating and falling in love with the United States couldn’t be more American.

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“Nothing trumps a burger,” according to Filsinger, who recommends Beer Kitchen in Westport for a burger, fries and old-school ketchup.

Essential item: Supergoo by Kevin Murphy. “It is a hair product that makes magic,” says Filsinger.


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AS A FORMER WIDE RECEIVER FOR THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, DEXTER MCCLUSTER HAS HAD A PRETTY GREAT YEAR IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.

Currently reading: Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance, by Tony Dungy, retired head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl XLI winner.

“I’ve seen every highlight on him,” McCluster says of Barry Sanders, his favorite NFL player.

McCluster typically keeps his splurges to a minimum, but he will make exceptions—like these Giuseppe Zanotti Homme croc embossed leather sneakers.

Former wide receiver and punt returner Dexter McCluster joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010 and almost immediately made a splash. His first NFL touchdown on September 13, 2010 (also his professional debut) against The San Diego Chargers was a 94-yard punt return—the longest in Chiefs history. Football, apparently, isn’t the only area where McCluster excels at achieving things from very early on. In college at Ole Miss—his alma mater—he met his would-be fiancée, Britt, who was seated in front of him in class. “She was in front of me in class, and she was feisty,” says McCluster. “She didn’t know I was a football player, and when she found out, she said she didn’t want to date me.” Nevertheless, McCluster was able to win over his future bride. After dating for several years, the pair became engaged at TIVOL in December 2013, shortly after the birth of their daughter, Ava. With an engagement, a new addition to the family and a phenomenal season with the Chiefs, 2013 was certainly a very good year for McCluster. Although he recently left Kansas City, many of us still look forward to seeing what the rest of 2014 will bring for our friend.

“I can’t leave the house without my wedding band—if I do, I hear about it,” says McCluster. He wears a TIVOL Collection 18K white gold men’s band with seven round brilliant-cut diamonds.

You might find McCluster hanging out at Gamble’s Social Club in Westport— he loves to shoot pool.

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AS A FINANCIAL ADVISOR, EVERY PURCHASE DARCY HOWE MAKES MUST BE SPECIAL— AND SHE ENCOURAGES OTHER WOMEN TO THINK THE SAME WAY.

One of Howe’s favorite restaurants in Kansas City is Aixois. “It’s perfect for coffee meetings or luncheons,” she says. Being able to walk to the French bistro from her Brookside home is just another advantage.

Howe loves her Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond hoop earrings, which her daughter, Katie, picked out.

Among her travels, Howe loved visiting Turkey. “It’s like the Middle East meets Europe,” she says, “they have an amazing mix of cultures.”

The gold bracelet that Howe wears everyday is a keepsake that once belonged to her mother. Her aunt owned a matching one, which is now worn by her daughter.

Darcy Howe is someone who truly appreciates the traditions and precious memories that jewelry can represent. Nothing demonstrates this better than a well-worn gold bracelet she wears every day, which is meaningful because it once belonged to her mother. Howe’s daughter wears the matching bracelet that once belonged to Howe’s aunt. Another prized piece is an 18K gold Cartier Panthere watch, a 30th birthday present from her husband that she’s worn ever since. As a Founding member of Women’s Capital Connection, a network which funds early stage women-led businesses, Howe is a proponent of women buying things for themselves. “Like any investment, jewelry should meet your personal standard of value,” says Howe. “Letting go of a dollar earned is not easy for me, so I am careful to choose jewelry I will wear often and which represents great value.” (This is one of the many reasons Howe chooses TIVOL.) On the occasions that her husband does buy her jewelry, it is a two-step process. “He tells me he has invested little time in choosing the piece, and prefers we make a date to come to TIVOL and see if there is something else I might love.”

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You might find Howe enjoying the summer weather in Michigan, where her family owns a cottage. She loves golf, sailing and fishing— anything to get her outside.

Howe wears her gold Cartier Panthere watch every day. It was a 30th birthday gift from her husband.


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NEWLYWED, ENTREPRENEUR AND MOM-TO-FIVE KELLI MUSICK HOCKER SURE HAS HER HANDS FULL—YET STILL MANAGES TO STAY PRETTY IN PINK.

Don’t be surprised if you run into Kelli Musick Hocker at The Classic Cup on the Country Club Plaza (see left)—she is one of the ‘regulars’ there.

Musick Hocker often wears MAC cosmetics Lipglass in Brown Sugar.

The stainless steel Cartier Roadster watch with pink lacquer dial was Musick Hocker’s 40th birthday present to herself.

Kansas City may not be widely known for its live music scene, but Musick Hocker would argue that plenty of great bands tour here. She loves going to live shows at venues like Starlight Theater and the Midland.

There is a famous scene in the movie Steel Magnolias in which Julia Roberts declares that pink is her signature color. But Ms. Roberts just might have a run for her money when it comes to Dr. Kelli Musick Hocker. A busy wife, mother and professional, Musick Hocker and her husband of two years, Brad, have a busy family with five children between them. In addition, she established Complete Pharmacy Consulting in the fourth quarter of 2013 with a business partner, Amy Hathaway. This intense schedule makes it logical that Musick Hocker would surround herself with a color that makes her feel happy: pink. For her 40th birthday, Musick Hocker bought herself a Cartier Roadster watch with a pink dial. Then, on a tip from TIVOL associate AJ Paddack, she took her father’s Rolex out of a safe deposit box and put it on a pink leather strap. Up until then, she had been saving the watch for her son. “AJ taught me that it’s not good for a watch to sit in storage,” Musick Hocker says. “So instead, I wear it with this strap until I’m ready to pass it down, and I love it.” Musick Hocker’s husband also incorporated pink diamonds onto the engagement ring he selected for her at TIVOL.

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Musick Hocker wears her father’s Rolex with a pink leather strap. She plans to pass the watch down to her son (presumably, sans strap).

An avid runner, Musick Hocker has twice competed in the Chicago half marathon.


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AS A POLICY ANALYST FOR A LUXURY RETAIL GROUP, ONE COULD ARGUE THAT DAMIAN LAIR IS AMONG THE MOST STYLISH MEN IN KANSAS CITY.

Alexander Wang for Beats headphones (the chicest matte black with gold trim and shagreen travel case).

Lair wears a Yurman box chain, switching out various talisman-type objects such as a St. Christopher medal, Vatican cross and Yurman skull charm.

Tom Ford Private Blend: Tuscan Leather, one of Lair’s signature scents.

This stainless steel and 18K white gold Rolex Datejust was a graduation present from Lair’s grandparents.

When it comes to high fashion, there are few people in Kansas City who rival Damian Lair. By day, Lair works as the director of research at The Ashcroft Group, a legal firm that concentrates its efforts on assisting clients with integrity and regulatory obstacles. By night, he can be seen at virtually every social event du jour, dressed to the nines in designer labels worthy of Hollywood A-list red carpets. When describing his own fashion sense, Lair says, “Anyone who knows me would attest that I have multiple style personalities. Depending on the occasion, I’m most inspired by Tom Ford, Thom Browne, Andre 3000 [of Outkast], stylist Brad Goreski and Kansas City’s own Matt Baldwin [owner of Baldwin Denim and Standard Style].” Part of Lair’s work includes researching and writing a weekly North American policy brief for LVMH, a global luxury goods company whose brands include TAG Heuer, Veuve Clicquot, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs, among others. “Having a foot in the door at the world’s largest luxury conglomerate makes it exceedingly easy to justify things like a new men’s Louis Vuitton bag,” says Lair.

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Freddy Flat Louboutins, black and completely studded in silver metal spikes—the first Louboutins made for men, and thus limited to just a handful of pairs.

The Nest thermostat can be controlled from anywhere via an iPhone app—perfect for anyone who is always on the go, like Lair.


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MIX In THE Freshen up your jewelry favorites.

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Have a tennis bracelet that’s been sitting in the recesses of your jewelry box? Think your round, brilliant-cut, prong-set stud earrings look too traditional? Love your grandmother’s 1920s Art Deco diamond and platinum brooch but don’t know how to wear it alongside your contemporary jewelry? Spring 2014 is all about the art of the mix. There is a trend towards updating classics you already own (or want to own) by combining them with more fashionable styles, or adding a contemporary element to those pieces in your jewelry box that you thought were outdated. It’s all about personalizing your jewelry look, which means mixing old with new, antique heirloom with modern, and even throwing in some edgy pieces.

Here are three tips to help you get the most mileage— and style—from your jewelry box:

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If you’re one of those lucky women who have inherited an elegant Art Deco brooch but can’t figure out how to incorporate it into your everyday jewelry wardrobe, here are a few intriguing ideas. You can fasten it onto an elongated diamond station necklace, or

Diamonds Will Always Be a Girl’s Best Friend

wear the brooch as a pendant on a satin cord (layered with a station necklace if you wish). Or pin the brooch to the side

If you own a (flexible diamond line-style) tennis bracelet from the late-’80s or early-’90s

of a dress, and complete the look with a

that was once chic (worn with Armani pantsuits to power lunches or out to coffee with the

pair of dangly earrings that also recall

other moms), it’s time to try mixing it up. Add status pieces like large links or thin cuffs

an antique influence. But don’t stop

and bangles. These diamond line bracelets are injected with new life when stacked with

there: get creative with a double-finger

other pieces; try a thin bangle with a gemstone and diamond pavé surround. For an edgier

ring or one of those fashionable

look, add a snake cuff that slithers around your wrist. For the more sentimental, layer with

bracelet/ring creations that extends

a charm bracelet; if you haven’t been filling one up for years, it’s never too late to start.

from your finger to your wrist.

Your wrist is the perfect place to mix metals—white, pink and yellow gold—and gemstones

Past Present

Love the sentimental designs of Victorian-era rings, but think you need to save them for a special occasion? Not so. Try stacking a Victorian cluster ring with mine-cut diamonds, or a new polished, rough-cut gray diamond ring, and the look becomes current and playful. Or go for a garden theme, with a bold piece like Stephen Webster’s pavé diamond butterfly ring, worn with an antique snake ring on the same hand. Luckily, you have 10 fingers and limitless possibilities.

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KANSAS CITY’S OWN RENAISSANCE MAN, BRADY LEGLER, SHARES WITH US THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HIS DEBUT JEWELRY COLLECTION.

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ansas City native Brady Legler began designing jewelry at age 19 based on inspiration provided by his Italian grandmother, Lou (who he called Nana). A fashion model from the 1940s - ’60s, Lou was opinionated when it came to personal style, and she would share advice with Legler as he developed his own aesthetic. There’s no question that Lou’s input was valuable. Now just 24— and a student at New York’s Parsons The New School for Design— Legler is a prolific painter and designer of area rugs, and, of course, jewelry as well. His work has graced the pages of Elle Décor and Modern magazines, as well as The Robb Report, a well-known publication distributed to insiders of the jewelry industry. In spring 2014, TIVOL began carrying Legler’s 18K yellow gold and diamond jewelry collection. “I can’t even count the times that I’ve mentioned I’m from Kansas City while shopping on New York’s Fifth Avenue or in the Diamond District, and someone will ask, ‘are you represented in TIVOL in Kansas City?’” says Legler. “Until now, I always had to answer, ‘I wish.’ Now—to get the approval of Cathy Tivol, knowing the high standards that she sets for jewelry design— is the highest compliment I could possibly get.”

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Indeed, Legler has received his share of praise. In December 2010, while still in his second year at Parsons, he was featured in The New York Times, which covered his brightly colored abstract paintings. In the years since, he has been approached by some of the world’s top retailers about his jewelry designs, but he always held out in order to launch his first fine jewelry collection at TIVOL. Now that he’s achieved his goal, Legler plans another launch with a retailer in Florence, Italy. Legler’s jewelry collection is a cohesive line of very wearable earrings, long and short necklaces, rings and cuff bracelets. Many of the pieces are modifications of simple geometric shapes like triangles, rectangles and circles influenced by everyday items like paintbrushes and pencils—items that play prominent roles in Legler’s life. “My jewelry embodies the same principles as my Nana’s fashion philosophy,” Brady says. “I like to think of my designs as elegant, smart and always sophisticated. I want my customer to buy with longevity in mind.”

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Initio The slender barrel and highly polished end pieces of the Initio writing instruments are an expression of pure elegance and therefore both create an eye-catcher and stylish accessory. Available in Fountain Pen, Rollerball, Ballpoint and Mechanical Pencil.


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n addition to designing new pieces for his fearlessly creative fine jewelry collections, Stephen Webster has been busy rubbing elbows with British nobility and inspiring future generations of creative talent. We checked in with him to find out more about what he’s been up to over the past year. INSPIRED DESIGNS For his current collections of covetable jewelry, Webster took a cue from the brand’s archives, spanning the last 37 years. The newest pieces in the Fly by Night collection are inspired by nocturnal winged creatures found within deep, dark forests; motifs include nightingales, thorns and moth’s wings, emphasized by an elaborate use of blackened gold. The timeless, elegant Deco Haze collection has also been updated this year. “The Art Deco period is easy to revisit as a jeweler due to the simplicity and cleanness of the design,” Webster explains. Crystal Haze is a technique he developed over 20 years ago that involves setting a faceted quartz crystal over a layer of natural precious stone, resulting in a holographic-like ‘haze’ of color. “The hexagonal silhouette which runs throughout Deco Haze focuses on the Crystal Haze stone, which is really what this collection is all about,” says the designer. ON THE PATH TO KNIGHTHOOD Throughout his career, Webster’s accolades have included a three-time win of the British Luxury Jeweller of the Year award, an honorary degree from The Kent Institute of Art and Design, and the esteemed designation as a Liveryman of the City of London. But last February, in a ceremony officiated by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, Webster received his highest honor yet: he was inducted as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. “Receiving an MBE was a great honor for me, my family and all the people who work at Stephen Webster. We are all very proud to have been recognized by the Queen and U.K. government for services to training and skills in the jewelry industry,” Webster says. “I wasn’t nervous at all; the whole experience of having my wife and two daughters in the palace was just exciting.” While an MBE does not automatically designate knighthood—or the title ‘Sir’—Webster is eligible to advance in rank and hopes to one day receive that distinction.

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STEPHEN Acclaimed jewelry designer Stephen Webster has been a very busy Brit.

GIVING BACK Stephen Webster has long been an advocate of ethically and socially mined materials. He is an ambassador for Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold, and works closely with Forevermark diamonds. He also travels to mines in Tanzania and Peru to establish ties with the mining communities there and trace the origins of his materials. In his newest role as curator of the British Fashion Council’s Rock Vault, Webster lends his enthusiasm, guidance and support to Britain’s up-andcoming jewelry design talent. “When I started designing there were a few people (David Yurman, Theo Fennell and Alex Sepkus were very generous with their encouragement) who might have given me a little advice, but on the whole there wasn’t too much help on offer.” The goal is to foster budding businesses and promote new British fine jewelry brands internationally through fashion weeks, exhibitions and showcases. “I have always enjoyed seeing people become successful in an industry that at times can be challenging,” says Webster.

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WATCH ADVISOR CAN ANY WATCH BE REPAIRED BY ANY TECHNICIAN, OR ARE WATCH MOVEMENTS UNIQUE TO EACH BRAND? It depends very much on the watch. Many watches use movements (the mechanism inside that actually keeps time) made in the tens or hundreds of thousands by major industry suppliers, but some luxury watches use their own in-house movements and materials that few watchmakers are trained to service, or can't obtain the parts to service properly. Especially for luxury mechanical watches, we always suggest using a brandauthorized service center like the one in our store. Mistakes are very easy to make, and extremely expensive to fix.

How many parts are used to make a timepiece, and how many hours go into constructing it?

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ven a simple mechanical watch that tells only the date and time can have over a hundred parts, including the case, dial and hands. Very complicated watches that include functions like a chronograph (stopwatch), a perpetual calendar (one that always shows the right date, no matter if the current month has 30 or 31 days, or even if it's February 29th in a leap year), or a repeater (which chimes the time on tiny gongs inside the watch) may have many, many more. Watches that combine these complications, often called “grand complication” watches, may have close to a thousand parts, all of which have to be tested and re-tested. They can take nearly a year to assemble. Most other watches take much less time to build. Exactly how much depends on the level of care that goes into finishing the movement parts, how complex the case construction is, whether or not any special techniques must be used to make the dial (for example, enamel and engraved dials both take considerable time and skill to make), and how carefully the watch is adjusted—that is, fine-tuned to keep time accurately. Mechanical timepieces can be almost entirely machine fabricated and assembled, or they can be almost entirely made by hand, virtually from scratch. It all depends on the specific model. A mass-produced mechanical watch is a marvel of industrial technology that makes it possible, for a reasonable price, to enjoy all the pleasures of mechanical watchmaking. A hand-assembled, hand-finished watch with a hand-finished movement, individually adjusted by an expert watchmaker, takes many dozens of hours of skilled work, which can only be done by highly trained experts with years of experience.

What is the difference between quartz and mechanical watches? Is one better than the other? A mechanical watch is powered by a coiled spring—just like a child's wind-up toy—and it uses a mechanical, rather than electronic, oscillator to mark time. (Think of the principle of a pendulum clock, where the pendulum always swings, say, once per second. Of course, a pendulum wouldn't work in a portable timepiece; it uses something called a balance and

balance spring that perform the same function.) Mechanical watches are preferred by most serious watch lovers, and their history goes back much further— all the way back to the late Renaissance if you include pocket watches. Quartz watches are generally more accurate and almost always less expensive. However, a wellmaintained mechanical watch can

keep time to within a few seconds a day, or even a week—more than good enough for most purposes. Mechanical watches also offer a history and heritage far older than quartz watches. Though they're technical marvels, the massproduced, basically disposable nature of many quartz watches makes mechanical watchmaking something that continues to be held in high regard. BY JACK FORSTER

A quartz watch is powered by a battery, and keeps time by passing a tiny current through a very small quartz crystal. This causes the crystal to vibrate, like a tuning fork, and a tiny integrated circuit counts the vibrations per second to mark time. The hands are moved by miniature electric motors. They are a fairly recent development; the first were sold to the public in 1969.

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HOOKED ON CLASSICS

Heritage-themed watchmaking in the 21st century.

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n 1969, the first quartz watch (the Seiko Astron, which cost as much as a car at the time) was introduced, and by the mid-1970s mechanical watches seemed to be on their way out. But today they’re back in a big way, and some of the most popular styles recall the most classic designs from the past. Watchmaking has been around for nearly 500 years, and for the last century, wristwatches have dominated personal timekeeping. But they didn’t really take off until after the first World War, when their widespread use by officers as a more practical alternative to the pocket watch made them respectable for men to wear. (Before then, they were called “wristlet” watches and were worn almost exclusively by women.) A fine mechanical wristwatch—a tiny, high-precision machine—was considered a masterpiece of miniaturization, and as the wristwatch evolved

technically, especially during the 1950s and ’60s, certain classic forms evolved too. One of the most important was the extra-thin dress watch. Extra-thin watches couldn’t be made by just anybody; they required high precision and care to assemble thanks to the unforgiving tolerances, so a thin, gold dress watch was considered a de rigeur accessory. The development of better waterproofing techniques led to the evolution of sports watches that could be worn by divers, and specialist watches (particularly chronographs), which combined the functions of a watch and stopwatch, began to be made for pilots, motorsports enthusiasts, and were even worn into space by both American and Soviet astronauts. Extra-thin watches seemed a dying breed, even during the renaissance of mechanical watchmaking. As recently as 10 years ago, men’s taste ran strongly

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WATCHMAKING in favor of large, aggressively styled watches, but in the last five years watch lovers have rediscovered the pleasures of the classic dress watch. The evolution of thin watches goes back a long way, to the 18th century, when some of the first thin pocket watches were made by Pierre de Beaumarchais (who also wrote the Figaro plays, one of which was turned into the opera The Barber of Seville, by Rossini). Making a true extra-thin watch that still keeps time well is a huge challenge. Everything from the mainspring to the case itself has to be built differently, in order to maintain the ability to keep precise time in a space that may be half the thickness, or less, of an ordinary dress watch. For this reason, true extra-thin watches tend to be made by companies that have been in the business for a while—long enough to build up the necessary expertise. For real connoisseurs, they’re desirable not just for the technical skill it takes to make them, or their incredible elegance (they’re still the only really correct watch for formal events, James Bond’s Rolex-with-tux notwithstanding),

One of the least-known but most interesting pieces of pilot’s watch history is from an even more unlikely source: Cartier. Cartier’s most famous watch is, of course, the Tank (first sold in 1918 and in production ever since, speaking of classic dress watches), but it’s not often realized that the Santos was originally designed as a pilot’s watch, for the great aviation pioneer Alberto SantosDumont. Santos-Dumont, one of the first to successfully build and fly a heavierthan-air craft, was a friend to Louis Cartier. When he complained that a pocket watch wasn’t exactly practical for flying, Louis Cartier made a wristwatch for him, which Santos-Dumont wore while flying as early Panerai Radiomir as 1906. Though the watch has been made in a huge Composite Black Seal 3 Days Automatic variety of styles, the basic design’s still the same. It’s fascinating to note that in addition to being one of the Cartier Santos, original and current most successful watch models of all time, the Santos was also the first pilot’s watch. Patek Philippe Ref. 5119R Calatrava Diver’s watches are loved and worn by many who

What’s old is new again. Classic watch styles endure the test of time. but also for the heritage of the companies that make them. Think JaegerLeCoultre, and of course, Patek Philippe. intage-style chronographs are, for many, a reminder of some of the most important events in motorsports, with names like Daytona and Carrera representing both iconic competitions and the watches favored by drivers and enthusiasts. Although vintage-style dress chronographs are popular, the lion’s share of attention these days goes to sports chronographs, including models by companies like Rolex, Tudor and TAG Heuer which either revive favorite designs from the past, or which have actually never gone out of production (the Rolex Daytona is a case in point). For their part, pilot’s watches have remained one of the most enduringly appealing of all watch types. In the explosion of interest in civil aviation postWWII, some of today’s most memorable designs were first created, including Breitling’s Navitimer and the Rolex GMT Master (first made for Pan Am aircrews). Ironically, one of the most popular aviator’s watches of all time—the Omega Speedmaster Professional—was first designed for motorsports enthusiasts (its tachymetric bezel is designed to calculate average speed over a measured mile). But it became immortalized in watchmaking history as the timepiece worn by all Apollo crews, and it’s still flight-qualified by NASA today.

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never dive, though plenty of amateur and professional divers still use them, as a back-up to modern wrist-worn dive computers. They’re popular for both their rugged good looks and inherent durability. Not just any watch can be called a “diver’s watch”; there is actually an international standard which specifies, among other things, a 200-meter minimum water-resistance, shock resistance, and anti-magnetic resistance, as well as a certain minimum visibility in the dark, and a mandatory rotating timing bezel. Thanks to the rich history of the development of undersea exploration— and undersea warfare—in the 20th century, there are a wealth of choices, including the Rolex Submariner (in production continuously since it was introduced in 1954, and one of the most enduring designs of all time). As with the Santos, some of the earliest diver’s watches may be a surprise. Those who don’t know Panerai might dismiss their Radiomir and Luminor designs as mere exercises in style, but in fact they’re designs that originated in the 1950s (Luminor) and the 1930s (Radiomir), representing some of the first true diver’s watches ever made. Whether you’re looking for a watch that’s rich in history, or just a greatlooking timepiece that recalls the post-World War II Golden Age of mechanical watchmaking, there’s never been a better time to be a watch lover.

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HOT WATCHES Today’s finest watchmakers are pulling out all the stops when it comes to timepiece design. Key men’s looks for the season include stealth black chronographs to time his workouts.

DAVID YURMAN Classic GMT World Time Iconic American designer David Yurman continues to create top-of-the-line Swiss-made watches. Among his more coveted pieces is the very functional yet refined Classic GMT World Time watch. Created in a 43.5 mm stainless steel case with integrated signature cable design, the watch houses a topquality Swiss automatic ETA Movement with 42 hours of power reserve. It offers hour, minute and seconds timing, as well as a dual time-zone function. The sapphire crystal and caseback both feature two-sided anti-reflective coating for easy readability, and to allow for viewing of the movement. An inner rotating bezel on the watch indicates top world cities, and there is a printed 24-hour GMT track for use in finding time in different zones. The watch is water resistant to 100 feet.

PANERAI PAM515 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso Those who love the iconic brand will be thrilled with the Officine Panerai PAM515 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso. The bold 47 mm, 18-karat rose gold case houses the 162-part hand-wound mechanical Panerai P. 3000 caliber—created entirely in house by Panerai. The 21-jeweled movement features an Incabloc anti-shock device for all your rugged sports, and offers three days of power reserve via two barrels. The Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso recalls the brand’s rich history with the navy, and its brown dial and luminous numerals and markers are vintage inspired. The sapphire crystal is extra thick and features an anti-reflective coating. The caseback is a sapphire crystal as well, for viewing the superb movement. While classically alluring, the elegant watch is also water resistant to 50 meters.

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BASEL E “BASELWORLD IS A VERY IMPORTANT SHOW FOR US... I’M SO THANKFUL THAT WE GET TO HAVE THIS KIND OF DIRECT INTERACTION WITH THE BIGGEST PLAYERS IN OUR INDUSTRY.” —RYANN RINKER, TIVOL MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR

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ach spring, TIVOL sends a group to the moderately sized village of Basel, Switzerland, where the world’s leading watch and jewelry event is held every year. Originally conceived as a businessto-business trade fair, The Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show now attracts international attention from industry insiders. In 2013, the event drew 150,000 people from around the world, as well as more than 3,500 members of the media. For TIVOL, it’s an opportunity to meet with existing timepiece and jewelry partners and view new designs. In addition, the team is able to scout out emerging talent as well as get an insider’s perspective on upcoming product releases and fashion trends from leading global brands. Constructing the show is a feat in itself. Held inside immense exhibition halls, Baselworld is literally a small city inside a building. The pavilions and presentations are often designed and staged by internationally renowned architects. During the six weeks leading up to the show, about 20,000 workers assemble a self-contained city, complete with multi-story buildings (still inside the exhibition halls) that in many ways surpass the famous shopping avenues of Switzerland and abroad.

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Thousands of tons of steel, wood, plastic, glass and cables are needed to construct the booths, some of which feature visitor areas, elevators, restroom facilities, kitchens and private offices. For visitors, lodging in Basel can become an issue. With 150,000 individuals descending annually upon a city with an everyday population of 166,000, locating adequate accommodations within a reasonable proximity to Baselworld can be challenging. To help alleviate the housing problem, cruise ships are brought in and docked at nearby ports to serve as temporary hotels. The TIVOL group—usually consisting of CEO Cathy Tivol, general manager Brian Butler and merchandising director Ryann Rinker—has been lucky to find small apartments within the village to temporarily sublet. The quarters are often tight, however, and quickly dissipate any illusions of the glamour often associated with European travel. “Baselworld is a very important show for us to attend,” says Rinker. “But it’s also lot of walking, a lot of work and a lot of challenging conditions. I’m so thankful that we get to go and have this kind of direct interaction with the biggest players of our industry—but I’m always very thankful to come home.”


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RYAN GREEN Get to know the youngest watchmaker at TIVOL.

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IVOL is well known for its exquisite fine jewelry and experienced jewelers, but what many don’t know is that we also house a fully integrated shop of watch professionals. Ryan Green, a watchmaker who has been with TIVOL for more than 10 years, shows us that there is a lot more to timepieces—and to TIVOL’s watch shop—than meets the eye. In January of 2004, Green began his career with TIVOL as the system administrator in the IT department. While he enjoyed the work, he would observe in amazement as Sham Agayev, the master watchmaker at TIVOL, took tiny parts and pieces and put them together to build a working watch. “One day Sham asked if I wanted to learn,” says Green. “He handed me an old pocket watch, a pair of tweezers and a set of screwdrivers. After taking it apart and putting it back together, he asked if I was interested in learning more.” That was all it took. From there, TIVOL allowed Green to change positions, and he officially became Agayev’s apprentice. Through the years, Green and the watch shop have seen some trends come and go, as well as the age of watch collectors continue to get younger. He admits that in the last few years, he has seen quite a few collectors in the 25 to 35-year-old range, which is a big change from 10 years ago. For young collectors looking to purchase their first important timepieces, Green says that Rolex often is a good place to start. “Rolex has sporty yet classic styling, and with proper maintenance can last a lifetime,” he says. Green himself wears a Rolex GMT Master II. “I wanted a very high-quality watch that had an in-house movement, that was not trendy, that could be worn anywhere and last for decades to come.”

Like many TIVOL employees, Green feels very fortunate to work for the company—especially with the facilities found in the TIVOL watch shop. “Most other jewelry stores only provide a small area next to the jewelers, where the watchmaker has to juggle replacing batteries with doing a complete service on a timepiece all while trying to maintain a clean environment,” says Green. “Our watch shop is a large, brightly-lit room with six watch professionals. There is a completely separate area for finishing as well as a dedicated technician for quick service repairs, so that the rest of us can concentrate on complete overhauls.” Green received much of his training from Agayev, who has been in the watch service industry for more than 35 years. He credits Agayev with being his inspiration as well as having a great wealth of knowledge. “Sham encourages me to learn and refine my skills, to be able to repair those timepieces that very few, if any, are willing to repair,” Green says. “I am learning to be braver in taking on those challenging jobs.”

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nyone who knows anything about motor sports will know and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series. The appreciate the contribution Rolex has made over the years. Rolex is two had been competing for fans, sponsors, teams and drivers since 1999, but the official timepiece at the Sebring International Raceway and the as a single series they have now created one of the most exciting sports car Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, official timepiece at The 24 Hours of Le races in the world. Mans, and title sponsor of the annual Rolex 24 at Daytona. And in 2013, the “For years Tudor has been inspired by motor sports,” says brand brand made history when it became the global partner and official timepiece manager Russell Kelly. “This new partnership allows us to elevate our of Formula 1, the pinnacle of motor sports. commitment to sports car racing. This is the perfect alignment between Rolex also made headlines last year for another reason: the partners dedicated to performance and precision.” announcement that it would re-launch its storied Tudor brand in the U.S., International sports car racing brings together some of the most and promote it as the title partner for the new Tudor United SportsCar sophisticated machinery in existence with the best drivers in the world. Championship. Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex’s founder, Unlike other motor sports races, which run for a registered the name “The Tudor” in 1926 to honor specific number of miles or laps, sports car series are 2014 TUDOR the Tudor period in England. He established run for three, six, 12 and 24 hours. Each car must UNITED SPORTSCAR Montres Tudor SA in 1946 with the idea of offering utilize a minimum of two drivers for the shorter CHAMPIONSHIP the quality of Rolex timepieces at a lower price. races, and can use up to five drivers per car for 24UPCOMING RACE SCHEDULE Today, though Tudor is part of the Rolex Group, it is hour events. They race in all weather conditions and May 4 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca operated separately and continues to uphold its the pace remains intense throughout the entire May 31 Detroit Belle Isle philosophy of affordable luxury. To celebrate its event. With the merger of the two series for 2014, June 7 Kansas Speedway colorful history, Tudor has introduced the Heritage there is no doubt that the Tudor United SportsCar June 29 Watkins Glen International Collection, featuring updated versions of iconic Championship will present race fans in North July 13 Canadian Tire Motorsports Park pieces like the Tudor Heritage Chrono and the America with the most exciting racing they’ve ever July 25 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tudor Heritage Advisor. seen, while allowing watch lovers to become August 10 Road America The Tudor United SportsCar Championship was reacquainted with the luxury, quality and August 24 Virginia International Raceway formed by the merging of two rival U.S. events: the sophistication of the Tudor brand.


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sports SPORTING KC IS BRINGING A NEW TITLE TO KANSAS CITY: “THE SOCCER CAPITAL OF AMERICA.” Story by Annie Fischer

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n Dec. 7, 2013, Sporting KC prevailed over Real Salt Lake in a 10-round penalty-kick shootout—the longest in Major League Soccer history— during the coldest MLS Cup match on record. If such a victory ever seemed implausible, the hometown pride inspired by such a victory was inconceivable. In 1995, Kansas City was named one of Major League Soccer’s 10 charter clubs, led by founding investor Lamar Hunt. Under the moniker the Wizards, the team achieved early professional success, and the club won its first national title in 2000. For more than a decade, though, the Wizards lacked a permanent home, committed fan base, or coherent identity.

All that changed in 2006. Hunt sold the team to a group of five hometown investors, who immediately set to work on securing public financing to build a new soccer-specific stadium. Four years later, in 2010, the club broke ground on a $200 million stadium site in Kansas City, Kan., and officially re-branded as Sporting KC. Promoted to general manager and head coach, Peter Vermes (a former Wizards player himself, named MLS Defender of the Year in 2000) began to reshape the roster with several international additions, and he signed Sporting’s first-ever homegrown player: then-17-year-old Jon Kempin, a native of Overland Park. The year was highlighted by a legendary upset against Manchester United, beating the English Premier League club 2-1 at Arrowhead Stadium, in front of 52,424 fans.

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and KC Futbol Misfits — hang handmade banners and lead raucous chants. Members of the Wedge, Boulevard Battery, and As Astra SKC groups, among many others, cheer from the family-friendly south stands. Sporting CEO Robb Heineman touts the club’s identity as one of inclusion, connection and membership. In exchange for fans’ support, the front office provides access to loading docks, opens the Members Club to the general public post-game, and supplies tickets to fans willing to travel for away matches. Heineman himself maintains an enthusiastic social presence,

If 2010 served as a turning point for the organization, Sporting leapt to another plane in 2013. In addition to winning the national championship, the club hosted the match, as well as the final home FIFA World Cup qualifier for the men’s national team and the MLS All-Star Game. (Sporting Park is the only U.S. stadium ever to host all three prestigious soccer matches in the same year.) Midfielder Graham Zusi and defender Matt Besler were named to the MLS Best XI for 2013. A blue-and-white mural appeared downtown, announcing Kansas City’s new title: “The soccer capital of America.”

IF SUCH A VICTORY EVER SEEMED IMPLAUSIBLE, THE HOMETOWN PRIDE INSPIRED BY SUCH A VICTORY WAS INCONCEIVABLE. frequently communicating with supporters both in person and online. Perhaps most convincing is that with the exception of beloved goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen (who retired post-season to a coaching position in Oklahoma City) all 10 remaining starters will return in 2014 to Sporting’s field of Kentucky bluegrass. Cue the fans’ favorite rallying cry: “I believe that we will win.”

These days, home matches at Sporting Park are now renowned for the fan experience, and the stadium’s 18,467 seats routinely sell out. On game day, 2,000 diehard advocates flood the Members Stand, a section on the northeast side of the stadium also known as the Cauldron. There, the club’s most boisterous supporters’ groups — independent fan clubs including La Barra KC, Brookside Elite, Mass Street Mob, King City Yardbirds,

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uests entering the lobby of Kansas City’s new Hotel Sorella are greeted with a contemporary twist of blown Venetian glass chandeliers, intricate custom marble mosaics, hand-carved wood paneling and Renaissance-inspired paintings, all merging together to delight. The subdued, spacious guest rooms provide sanctuary from the bustling of the Country Club Plaza, where the Hotel Sorella is located on the west end. Warm, rich hardwoods transition from entryway to the beds of guest rooms, where quiet shades of blue, white and charcoal create a contemporary yet calming retreat. The bathrooms of white Carrara marble form a perfect backdrop for the extravagantly oversized walkin showers with rain-forest showerheads.

Valencia Group, the Houston-based company responsible for the hotel, has long been known for creating hip and sophisticated venues—and Hotel Sorella is no exception. The rooftop of Sorella entices Kansas City natives and guests—offering an infinity pool, cabanas and fire pits—just off the bar of Rosso, the hotel’s Italian restaurant. The vision for the rooftop area was inspired by the hill towns of Italy and now boasts views of the south Plaza. “We are hoteliers, but we are also storytellers,” says Doyle Graham Jr., president of Valencia Group. “We build hotels rich with character and design. Hotel Sorella tells its unique story through the Mediterranean-inspired art that adorns its walls. We look forward to our guests experiencing all that our designers are delivering for this property.”


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rest of the center, Hawthorne’s iconic clock tower—which resides directly above TIVOL—will receive a completely new look and feel as well as new clock faces and mechanisms. After the work at TIVOL is complete, work will move forward on the rest of the shopping center. In addition to the exterior facelift, a major new anchor tenant has been announced for the center. The building formerly occupied by Yia Yia’s Euro Bistro will be demolished to make room for a new 24,500 sq. ft. structure that will house The Container Store. Set to open in 2015, The Container Store provides organization solutions for closets and workspaces. The company currently has 68 locations around the United States, but this store will be the first in the Kansas City metro. Despite the interior work that will continue throughout the winter at The Container Store, all outwardly visible construction at Hawthorne should be complete by November 2014. “We are thrilled about these exciting updates,” says Cathy Tivol. “The interior of our Hawthorne location was just remodeled two years ago, so this will be a lovely complement to our customers’ shopping experience. But most importantly, we want our clients to know that despite the outdoor construction, our Hawthorne store will be open throughout these renovations.”

his is going to be a big year for Hawthorne Plaza. The shopping center, situated at the intersection of Roe and 119th Street, is home to the Overland Park, Kansas, location of TIVOL as well as a wide variety of tenants that include Nolte’s Bridal, Andre’s Confiserie Suisse and Annabelle’s Fine Linens and Gifts. Beginning May 1, 2014, a massive, $10 million exterior renovation will take place on the entire exterior of Hawthorne Plaza. Plans call for a complete re-imagining of the center’s façade, which includes the creation of a more open and brighter feel by removing the large overhangs that are now in front of each store. Much of the center’s bricks will be covered by stucco to create a more modern look with cleaner lines. In addition, new landscaping and outdoor seating areas are in the works, as well as a total reconfiguration of the center’s parking lots to create better traffic flow with fewer medians. The project will begin with the addition of a new restaurant that will assume the space formerly occupied by WestChase Grille. As of our deadline for TIVOL Magazine, negotiations were yet ongoing with a prominent local restaurateur, and a formal announcement was not ready to be made. From there, the exterior renovation project will move on to TIVOL. Beyond receiving the same upgrades as the

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even view ourselves as a security company any longer," says Harkins. "We consider ourselves a connected home organization. Ten years ago, the protection industry was about the technician installing the system. Now it's about the consumer. We want the product to look really nice and elegant, and for the consumer to want to use it on a daily basis." The same holds true for safes, which are also becoming increasingly high-tech and customizable, while not being a design eyesore. Casoro Jewelry Safes builds completely customizable safes and vaults offering a variety of exterior colors and interior fine wood drawers that give the feel of an elegant jewelry cabinet. Features like built-in watch winders, dehumidifiers or vertical space for guns or other collectibles can be easily added. Meanwhile, Cannon Safe offers Smart Safes with electronic-mechanical protection technology to guard against electromagnetic pulses and surges, which can disarm electrical locks. Cannon's safes can also feature internal power stations for dehumidifiers and chargers, along with USB ports and an RJ45 Ethernet media connection.

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■ The first, best security system is to not make your home a target in the first place: Avoid giving away exact

travel plans on social media sites, use proper external and internal lighting, and make sure doors and windows are secured while you’re away. ■ If you store passwords and combinations on your computer (you shouldn’t), label the file with a random title like “Best Shopping Malls” instead of “Important Passwords.” ■ Don't store passports and insurance papers in the same (probably prominent) safe your jewelry and watches are kept in. Consider a hidden floor safe in an obscure location. ■ For high-value protection, consider hiring an independent security consultant to review existing security measures and recommend upgrades. ■ Lock access to your mobile devices with a random password.

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t's not just on TV and in the movies: crime is becoming increasingly high-tech. Whether the issue is identity theft or a sophisticated jewelry thief employing camouflaged miniature cameras and computers for long-term surveillance, it may be time to upgrade your own home security systems. "The market's changed a lot in the past three to four years," says Scott Harkins, president of Honeywell Security Products. "It's way more than traditional security measures—doors, windows, smoke detectors." Honeywell recently integrated its Total Connect Remote Services system with its Tuxedo Touch touchpad controller, for a (residential or commercial) system that allows the user to customize operations from a touchpad, or one's smartphone, tablet or laptop. Multiple users and configurations can be assigned, so kids, visitors and service staff can have access to meet their needs. Separate buildings within the wireless automation area (workshops, guest cottages) get their own security systems, and you can add a beach house or condo's system to the same Total Connect app. You can secure all doors and windows at once wherever you are, schedule lighting to turn on or off, adjust temperatures as needed, and the app will instantly email you if anything doesn't seem right. Motion detectors placed inside valuables on display will notify you if they're moved, and cameras at doors or other security points can instantly email you video of what triggered them. From blinds to sprinklers to electronics, anything that can be automated—like the popular Nest Learning Thermostat—can be connected to Honeywell's system. Perhaps the most intriguing part of this integration of security with other aspects of your lifestyle is the focus on consumer appeal and ease-of-use. "We don't



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s the warm-weather seasons begin, jewelry and fashion have both entered into a nouveau modern era. In two words: sleek and uncomplicated. Still glamorous? Definitely—but more panache with purity, if you will. When models strutted down the spring/summer runways wearing peek-a-boo sheers and cut-out mesh (and even see-through skirts) they looked sensual, but seldom overly sexy. “In fashion, there’s a distinct modernization going on, as designers are beginning to rethink luxury,” explains David Wolfe, creative director of international fabric, color and style forecasting agency The Doneger Group in New York City. “It’s supersimplicity—kind of no-fashion fashion. Yet there’s a lot of cutting-edge creativity. For example, cleancut sharp angles—what I’m calling geometrickery!” What does this mean in terms of jewelry accessorizing? “It’s the minimalist ’90s back in fashion. But not the stark minimal ’90s, when everything was spare—as in no accessories and no jewelry,” explains Vicente Agor, president of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group. “This time around, sleek apparel is the backdrop for jewelry. That’s key to what makes it now—completely 2014,” he says. “The clean lines of the clothes actually let the jewelry stand out. If you wear something exactly as it was styled in its original decade, then it’s a costume! So it’s very important to pair the new austere-shaded, streamlined clothes with jewelry. Otherwise, you’ll look out-ofdate—very yesterday.”

up the arm. “Geometric and sculptural pieces are very important now,” notes Agor, “and jewelry looks very fresh when it’s large in scale.” Nonetheless, says Wolfe, “Because there are many important silhouettes going on simultaneously this season, sometimes dramatic designs are needed while, at other times, what you wear may call for smaller, slimmer items of jewelry worn together for an overall uber effect.”

FASHION’S METALLICS, JEWELRY’S METALS Still, whether the jewels you wear this spring and summer are singularly super-sized or merely appear large when layered, the precious metal itself is a key consideration. To some degree, all the high-gloss futuristic fabrics are a factor. “We’re currently experiencing a fascination with unnaturallooking textiles. Metallic is being worn year-round, not just during the holiday period,” Wolfe says. “All shades of metallic—blue, pink, green—a rich rainbow. But my favorites are the darker muted gold metallics; I call them golden glamour. They’re very complementary to the new jewelry we’re seeing in yellow, rose and darkened rhodium-plated gold, and these mix fabulously with white gold and sterling silver that’s oxidized to look gray or black.”

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COLORS . . . AND NON-COLORS

Speaking of black, like last year, it’s the non-color that’s still going strong. LIVING LARGE “Lots of sparkling white, too,” LORRAINE DEPASQUE The first thing to remember when Wolfe reminds us. “Remember, wearing the season’s refined, white is now worn year-round. I unfussy clothes is to think big: especially like all the black-andjewelry with impact is a megawhite clothes because it’s a color trend. And you can do that either by wearing large statement pieces or by combo that gives you a lot of freedom with jewelry and other accessories. layering several for a strong jewelry look. With luxury brands, top-trending Beyond black and white, color runs the gamut, from bold and bright to categories include knuckle rings and cocktail rings, power pendants and darks to mellow yellow, neutral, and nude. And I love that very sophisticated lengthy necklaces, long dangle earrings—especially triple-stone drops—and Rahaminov 18K white gold DreamDrop pendant with round brilliant-cut diamonds slim bracelets worn in multiples—three minimum, but mostly five—stacked

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combination of navy and black, which many major fashion houses have given us. Although this year, you’ll see all shades of blue—light, medium, and dark navy—straight into fall and through the winter. And more monochromatic schemes of mid-tone blues, too.”

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ine jewelry has, in fact, led the way when it comes to blues, says lapidary artist and veteran gem dealer Bill Gangi, who sells high-quality colored stones to many leading names in luxury artisanal jewelry. “It’s the number-one gem color every year,” he says. But in the 2014 Spectrum Awards (the annual premier competition for colored gemstone jewelry design sponsored by the American Gem Trade Association), there were notably more indigo, azure and cobalt-colored jewelry entries than in the 2013 contest. Tanzanite, blue sapphire, lapis-lazuli and aquamarine were hard-tomiss standouts—way more popular than in the previous year. You definitely want your jeweler to show you some new designs that highlight any (or all!) of those blue beauties. Other in-vogue blues are iolite, black opal, blue moonstone, labradorite, turquoise, blue chalcedony, blue topaz and blue zircon. “A great color combination is blue with purple,” Wolfe recommends. “In fashion, purple’s been hot for the past four seasons.” Given that the Pantone Color Institute named Radiant Orchid as its 2014 Color of the Year, you can bet that purple passion will continue to heat up throughout the year. DAVID WOLFE “It’s a modern and surprisingly versatile shade,” says THE DONEGER GROUP Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman. (Take note: There’s that word modern again!) Eiseman adds that Radiant Orchid is “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, inspiring confidence and emanating great joy, love and health. And it encourages expanded creativity and originality.” Looking at the breadth of imaginative new collections from goldsmiths inspired by a spectrum of violet, lavender and eggplant shaded stones—amethyst, alexandrite, sugilite, purple sapphire, kunzite, tourmaline, agate, quartz and lavender spinel—we can’t help but agree! On a final note, it’s hardly coincidental that the Pantone Color of the Year is named after a beautiful, delicate flower. Remember, we’re enjoying an uncluttered, easy-to understand style era right now, one that’s often characterized by natural influences as well as geometrics. Think about it: Both nature and geometry are minimalist at their core. Going forward, well beyond 2014, forecasters are predicting that organic-themed collections will continue to grow, as women (like us!) are captivated by the perfection of the imperfection of asymmetric gemstones. Raw diamonds, baroque pearls, sliced precious and semiprecious color. . . each gem is one-of-a-kind from nature—and completely sophisticated in its simplicity!

This year, you’ll see all shades of blue—light, medium and dark navy—straight into fall and through the winter.’’

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Indoor cycling has become the latest craze. ELISE DIAMANTINI Soul Cycle Locations: 25 with 15 openings planned this year, including its first international location At Soul Cycle riders can expect a “cardio dance party.” As instructor Marvin Foster explains, “Soul Cycle is a full-body workout that requires core strength, rhythm and coordination of the upper and lower body. Each class consists of interval jumps out of the saddle, quick-fire sprints, massive hills, upper body push-ups in and out of the saddle, and a

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ay goodbye to those tired spinning classes from the ’90s. Indoor cycling has gotten a major makeover, and new methods that incorporate strength training with spin are popping up all over the U.S. Most rides are 45 to 60 minutes long: total body workouts that leave riders dripping with sweat. In a typical class, you can burn anywhere from 500 to 1,000 calories (depending on variables like body type, how hard you push yourself, etc.). And you know it’s a good workout when celebrities like Kelly Ripa, Lady Gaga and Jake Gyllenhaal are all spinning to stay in shape. Another reason people love indoor cycling is the mind/body connection many studios offer. Classes are led by high-energy instructors who inspire and motivate riders to push their limits. At Soul Cycle, phrases like Aspire to Inspire, Change Your Body, and Take Your Journey are printed in big, bold letters on studio walls to motivate students during their rides. Instructors draw parallels between struggling in the class and the life struggles we all face, giving people the inspiration and strength to tackle anything that comes their way—on and off the bike. Instructor Marvin Foster explains that Soul Cycle offers more than just a workout. “Every class begins with a spiritual journey, eventually

building into a full-blown cardio dance party. At Soul Cycle, it’s about support, community and strength. I like to think of teaching as an exchange. We are both in the room, on our bikes, and we exchange the experience back and forth.” Flywheel’s Jaimie Bailey says of her teaching method: “Most of the things I say while coaching riders through a long sprint or heavy climb are things that have gotten me through thick situations. There is nothing better than having one of my riders share a Flywheel success story with me. Each class is not only challenging and fun, but inspiring. Flywheel loyalists come back for more not only because they love it, but because it works.” Music plays an important role in classes too. Riders are often encouraged to pedal to the beat, so speed can change dramatically based on a song’s tempo. Cyc touts a “unique playlist that includes unreleased songs and remixes,” while Soul Cycle hosts special themed rides, like a class that only plays Beyoncé or one that features songs from the TV show Glee. Whatever philosophy you follow, indoor cycling is a low-impact, high intensity cardio workout that helps you burn calories, build muscle, clear your mind and have fun!

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Soul Cycle we work hard and party hard on the bike.”

Cyc Locations: Madison, Wis.; Austin, Texas; New York, N.Y. Cyc activates the whole body the whole time, with moves inspired by more than 20 sports such as boxing, volleyball and swimming. Cyc Social, a proprietary social platform, allows riders to see where people within their network are sitting so they can book a bike nearby, and receive notifications when friends register for classes. Ride for Change is a part of Cyc’s tracking technology loaded onto every bike, and proceeds are donated to one of Cyc’s charity partners for every mile achieved.

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Locations: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, LA, Miami, NYC, Philadelphia, Dubai Flywheel incorporates the TorqBoard, a proprietary technology which instructor Jaimie Bailey explains as a way to “digitally display and monitor every rider’s real-time performance data. Additionally, after class each rider can view their personal performance data (total power, miles, calories burned, etc.) on our Performance Page, enabling individual goal setting and performance tracking.”



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Here Comes the Sun Hot trends in sunglasses for 2014. ELISE DIAMANTINI

The flowers are blooming and the days are getting longer. Wake up your wardrobe with a new pair of stylish sunglasses. RETRO REVIVAL The ’70s have recently been a major fashion influence, and eyewear this season is also taking a nod from the decade. Says Fashion Snoops’ Lindsay Alt, “There is a very interesting ’70s influence happening right now; I love the Fear and Loathing look that we’ve seen on runways. I think people always fantasize about the late’60s and early-’70s, so trends from those times are often adopted quickly.”

MIXED MATERIALS Just as in women’s apparel and jewelry, mixing materials is a hot trend in designer eyewear. As Vision Monday magazine’s Deirdre Carroll predicts, all sorts of combinations—acetate fronts paired with metal temples or wood fronts paired with acetate temples, for example—will be strong styles for spring.

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MIRROR MIRROR While some may see mirrored lenses and think “cop glasses,” this trend is taking the fashion world by storm. Carroll elaborates: “Flash and mirror coatings on lenses, usually seen on sport performance pieces, are now being paired with more fashionable acetate styles and feel especially fresh. Monochromatic frame and flash mirror lens pairings are also on the rise, i.e. a green frame with green lenses.”

SIZE MATTERS Oversized glasses are a tried-and-true trend that isn’t disappearing anytime soon. However, as an update this spring, designers are introducing lighter-weight frames so glasses won’t weigh you down. “While oversized sunglasses and deeper optical frames are still popular,” says Carroll, “they can also be heavy on the face. Designers are using more lightweight materials, like flat-sheet stainless steel and titanium, or carving the acetate more delicately, to make glasses more comfortable and wearable.”

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Have a little fun with your eyewear. Designers are enhancing glasses by adding quirky ornaments to some of this season’s frames. Or you can take a plain pair and DIY! “We’re seeing everything from cheetahs to rosebuds being placed right on top of the sunglasses, says Alt. “It’s something you would expect the younger generation to pick up, but everyone is going crazy for it. You never know what people will take to; that is what makes it so fun.”


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SALAD 6 C chopped iceberg lettuce (after washing, dry very well) 2 1/2 C diced cooked chicken breast 1 1/4 C chopped seeded tomatoes 8 ounces dry salami, chopped 1 C grated mozzarella cheese 3/4 C grated provolone cheese 2/3 C drained canned chickpeas 1/2 C chopped fresh basil

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CHEF SAUL BOLTON Saul, The Vanderbilt, Red Gravy Saul just reopened in a very exciting new location: the architecturally majestic Brooklyn Museum. How did the site change come about? It was serendipitous. After 14 years at our Smith Street place and wanting to redo and rehab Saul, we saw this as a great opportunity to be part of an iconic institution. We were able to keep everybody from the old Saul and just continue on in the new location—in a bigger space. To have that kind of continuity in your kitchen and in the front of the house is a gift. Manhattan’s Union Square Greenmarket is a destination for chefs as well as residents and tourists. Which markets in Brooklyn should people check out? We go to Grand Army Plaza on Saturdays. It’s a badass farmer’s market. Cadman Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn is Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Brooklyn Heights farmer’s market takes

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care of the more specialty, esoteric stuff, like fresh lima beans and shishito peppers. The best fish purveyor in New York is also in Brooklyn. And we have great cheese purveyors here, like Saxelby in Red Hook. My favorite is Stinky in Cobble Hill. What do you make of all the attention Brooklyn has been getting? I’m really proud of where I live and I love to share it. I can cook foie gras in Brooklyn just as well as I can anywhere in Manhattan, and now people realize it. You’re the man behind Brooklyn Bangers, which has become quite a successful enterprise.

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hose who plan their travels around the gastronomic demands of the stomach (or rather, the palate) should point their appetites toward the newly haute Brooklyn food scene. No longer the borough where your grandfather played stickball, post-industrial Brooklyn is ripe with multi-million dollar urban mansion conversions and shiny glass skyscrapers. Even the most exclusive Manhattanites now salivate at the locally sourced, sustainably farmed charm of the varied dining options. People from Sweden to Singapore are dropping the phrase très Brooklyn when describing things ultra cool, and they’re chomping at the bit to feast on Brooklyn’s fare. While the borough has long had its culinary attractions—The River Café, Peter Luger’s, Junior’s— a new wave of chefs has recently arrived to elevate the epicurean landscape. Like the influx of locals trading in Manhattan zip codes for new Brooklyn digs, chefs are seeking more space, cheaper rent, and a less frenetic lifestyle that allows them to tinker with recipes and cultivate their own culinary visions. From back-to-basics dishes at cozy-chic restaurants, to Michelin-starred, fancy fine dining rivaling the best in the world, Brooklyn’s nouveau cuisine is giving Gotham’s more than 10,000 restaurants a run for their money. The small-village vibe of neighborhoods like Park Slope, Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens provides a welcoming atmosphere that’s utterly un-Manhattan, yet just across the river.

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We wanted to do an American gastropub where we were making awesome sausages and charcuterie. It morphed into sausage-making equipment in the basement of The Vanderbilt. We started to sell them at the Brooklyn Flea, where some people wanted to buy them wholesale to serve at beer gardens and specialty stores. The Barclays Center approached us and we were like, “What the hell? Why not sell them at a basketball arena?” Next year we’ll be in Citi Field, MetLife Stadium and the Prudential Center, and we’ll be carried by [grocery delivery service] Fresh Direct. What are your favorite restaurants in Brooklyn? I love the tripe tacos at Tacos Matamoros in Sunset Park. I eat often at Al di La: great Italian in Park Slope. I also love Tanoreen’s Lebanese food in Bay Ridge.


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CHEF PAUL LIEBRANDT The Elm at King & Grove Hotel Williamsburg and be a part of the changes here. It’s certainly an area everyone is flocking to, so it’s exciting to be a part of that momentum. This isn’t the Williamsburg of a decade ago. But traditionally you haven’t followed trends. I’m not a trendy person. I always have my own voice. I was in kitchens since I was 15 and that’s how I was trained. You have to be true to yourself. I came here for the project, not to be a pioneer or whatever. That isn’t me. I want to reach

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the clientele I would have never reached with Corton. The Elm is sophisticated casual. It has elements of fine dining, but I don’t say it’s fine dining. This is in Williamsburg, but this project is not about being on trend.

CHEF ZAHRA TONGORRA Brucie

It was a big deal coming here from Manhattan. Your

Will you work with The Elm to bring another Michelin star

success there and your culinary background in London and

to Brooklyn?

Paris make you a bit different than other chefs that have

I’m not thinking about Michelin stars. I’m focused on giving

crossed the East River.

customers a different view of what I’ve been doing and

What does it mean to be a chef in

I think it was a natural progression. To be part of an

what they’ve already been getting in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn?

exciting, youthful and creative area is a risk, but it is one

Since you’re still exploring, what is your favorite place to

It is profoundly exciting. Being a chef and

that makes sense. For me, this is a nice project that is

eat in Brooklyn so far?

also the sole owner, your emotions span

approachable and fun. It’s exciting to be here in

I love Roberta’s in Bushwick.

the spectrum from exhaustion to elation, heart warmth to heartbreak. Now more than ever there is a lot of pressure to be

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innovative and relevant amongst such amazing talent throughout the borough. Some days it feels surreal that anyone knows my name or eats at my restaurant, and other days I feel really on top of my game and like I really belong where I am. The word “trendy” is often used when describing Brooklyn cuisine. How do you feel about that? Honestly, I love seeing trends, but Brooklyn as a place to eat is not a trend. It’s awesome when a chef starts using an

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ingredient heavily and then it becomes a thing. I love seeing how it then spreads from hood to hood, and how they each

Tell us how your family heritage has

worked for mostly French chefs or chefs

blasted for not being a certain way.

influenced you as a chef.

who learned from French chefs, and

Could Brooklyn ultimately steal

make that “fad” ingredient their own by

I was born in Korea, but I was adopted

I love the discipline and dedication it

Manhattan’s culinary thunder?

using it differently. There’s a friendly

and grew up in Germany. My culinary

takes to learn this cuisine. Many of the

Manhattan will never fail to be what it

competitive spirit here in Brooklyn, and

heritage comes from my parents. My

techniques have been used for hundreds

is, this great Mecca of food, culture,

that’s what has driven the greatness of

dad is from the Midwest, and my mom

of years, which I find pretty amazing;

luxury and innovation. Brooklyn,

the Brooklyn food scene today.

is from Northern California. They come

they withstand the test of time.

however, is the place to be all of that,

There is an obsession right now with

from agriculture backgrounds, so a

How would you describe Brooklyn’s

but on your own terms.

food scene to those who haven’t

What is one of your favorite Brooklyn

Brooklyn-born gourmet food items.

kitchen rich with vegetables and meats are part of my heritage. My

experienced it?

restaurants?

family loves food.

Brooklyn is like Manhattan’s rebellious

I enjoy St. Anselm in Williamsburg.

Maison Premiere is distinctly French,

sibling: raised the same, but doing it

They have such great affordable meats

and your past work under famed

their own way. Most of the chefs who

and some wonderful seasonal sides.

chefs like Alain Ducasse, Dan Barber

have settled into Brooklyn worked in

Why do you think there are so few

we are awfully lucky to have access to

and Ed Brown was also French

Manhattan for many years, so we all

notable women chefs?

natural foods and exciting foods on the

influenced. What is it about French

have a sense of what the highest

It’s not necessarily that there are

regular. Brooklyn is a community that

cuisine that inspires you?

standard is. In Brooklyn you retain

so few women chefs. It’s more, “Why

supports the ritual of food. I love moving

I’ve been classically French trained, so

those standards, but you can put your

are women chefs so unrecognized?”

back to the very basic idea of eating as

it’s something I know well. I have

own spin on it. In Brooklyn you aren’t

It’s 2014!

we were always intended to.

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It’s very cool when you can sustain doing these specialty things. I like when people do one thing really well. I hear people saying how ridiculous kale is, but



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IN GOOD COMPANY FOUR LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS PROVIDE MORE THAN JUST A HOME FOR KANSAS CITY’S STRAYS.

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ith four major no-kill animal shelters in the metropolitan area, Kansas City is lucky to have several heavily engaged community resources for abandoned or otherwise homeless pets. In fall 2013, TIVOL launched its Gone to the Dogs ad campaign in partnership with Great Plains SPCA, which came into existence in 2011 with the merger of the former Animal Haven and No More Homeless Pets KC organizations. Annually, Great Plains serves more than 30,000 needy pets between its two locations in Merriam, Kan. and in Independence, Mo. In addition to the ad campaign, TIVOL has created a new line of sterling silver and diamond doggie tags that retail for $79, of which $20 goes directly back to Great Plains. Another frontrunner in the nokill community is KC Pet Project, the official shelter of the city of Kansas City, Mo. With two locations—one on Raytown Road and the other in Zona Rosa—KC Pet Project was able to adopt out more than 4,000 dogs and cats in 2013. The group prides itself

on its open adoption policies. Without strict parameters regarding adopters’ living environments (like fenced yards and other qualifying details), each potential adopter’s situation is taken into account. In addition, KC Pet Project does not turn away any pets who are dropped off, which makes their current success—and their daily challenges—all the more impressive.

Wayside Waifs offers a memorial service for deceased pets—with proceeds going towards the animals in the shelter.

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Meanwhile, the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City is the oldest area shelter, having been established more than 100 years ago. The group is a regional trailblazer, as it was the first organization in the city to become a no-kill facility. The other major player is the 50,000 sq. ft. Wayside Waifs facility. It focuses primarily on pets in southern Kansas City, but receives and houses animals from around the metro. In addition, the group offers a memorial service for deceased pets on the grounds of its shelter. The proceeds from the memorials provide care for the animals still living at Wayside. Each of these organizations rely on the generosity of donors as well as volunteers. There are many opportunities for anyone looking to help— from walking dogs, playing with cats, working at special events, gathering donations and beyond. More information about volunteer opportunities and the animals up for adoption is available on each group’s website: greatplainsspca.org, kcpetproject.org, hsgkc.org and waysidewaifs.org.


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A GOLDEN YEAR THE KANSAS CITY REPERTORY THEATRE CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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his year marks the 50th anniversary of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Founded in 1964 by Dr. Patricia McIlrath, a tireless crusader for excellent theatre, the theatre became affiliated with the Actors’ Equity Association within a few years of its establishment. Also during this time, the company became known as the Missouri Repertory Theatre, a name it would retain until 2004 when its board voted to replace “Missouri” with “Kansas City” in order to better reflect upon the company’s identity, location and audience. In November 2007, Eric Rosen was appointed as the artistic director, which was also the same year that “The Rep” (as it is commonly called) established a second location with the opening of the Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City, Mo. With Rosen at the helm, and with a second performance space, The Rep was able to diversify its production options and further establish

Images by Don Ipock, courtesy of The KC Rep

Artistic director Eric Rosen

itself as a leader in the local performing arts community. To commemorate its 50th year, The Rep will perform a production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America (Parts I & II), a widely celebrated piece of theatre as well as a transformational play in Rosen’s own career development. In addition to producing outstanding theatre, The Rep also supports educational and outreach programs. Since 2000, more than 125,000 local students have attended the theatre’s school matinee series, in-school workshops, after-school programs for at-risk kids, as well as job-shadowing opportunities. These programs help teachers meet state education standards and provide exposure to appropriate, thoughtprovoking material for Kansas City youth. For more information about the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s celebratory 2014–2015 season, or to learn how you can help support the theatre during this milestone anniversary, visit kcrep.org or call 816.235.1489.


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