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Country Club Plaza 220 Nichols Road Kansas City, MO 64112


Cristo Rey Kansas City







JEWELRY SECTION: Living the Life

Vice President

Cristo Rey Kansas City p. 16

Hawthorne Plaza 4721 W. 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66209

Cathy Tivol Brian Butler Hunter Tivol McGrath

Director of Merchandising Ryann Rinker and Marketing Marketing Coordinator, Chavon Swartz Contributing Writer Graphic Designer, Annie Steinert Contributing Writer Photographer Creative Consultant

Julie Iseman Jennifer Bedell

Image Editing and Wayne South Photo Retouching Published by the UBM Fashion Group Publisher Stuart Nifoussi Associate Publisher

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Managing Editor Jillian LaRochelle Design Director Hans Gschleisser Project Manager Lisa Menghi






BRIDAL SECTION: Engaging Style


WEDDINGS: Say “I Dough!”



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very once in a while something falls into your lap that becomes an extraordinary opportunity for both the giver and the receiver. That is the case with TIVOL’s partnership with the school Cristo Rey Kansas City. Brian Butler, our president, envisioned the students becoming part of the TIVOL culture by working here, certainly a win-win for both the students ugh to get to know who came here AND for all of us lucky enough ed tenfold over what them. And truly, our staff has been rewarded these kids have received.

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HUNTER’S CLUB In a tribute to my grandfather, the late Harold Tivol, we remembered ered him e and with love and admiration. Harold had such a passion for work, life or set family. His personality was larger than life, and his sense of humor unity for him apart from everyone. Because he was a staple of our community so long, he affected the lives of many different people. oor at I came into the business in May of 2011. I started on the sales floor arold our Hawthorne location and because of that, and the fact that Harold wasn’t coming in as much by that time, I lost the opportunity to work with him on a daily basis. But as a grandson, I am lucky to have personal stories. lved As I mentioned, Papa loved his family. He was always very involved in his grandchildren’s lives as they grew up. Some of my favorite times ht, my were going to their home for a sleepover. Usually on a Friday night, siblings and I would be dropped off at Grandma and Papa’s. We would start with a drive to the grocery store. Why? Well to get a cereal that my tes were mom wouldn’t let us have at home, of course! Some of my favorites Lucky Charms and Cracklin’ Oat Bran. Plus, we would always be able to ight. On talk them into some other sugary snack, candy, or soda for the night. our way home we would stop for dinner somewhere. If we were really lucky they would take us to Hibachi on the Plaza, which closed a few vie and years ago. After dinner we would go back to their place for a movie ot away Nintendo. We loved our time at their place, mostly because we got with everything (like you should at your grandparents’)! e In the morning we would feast on the forbidden cereals that we purchased the evening before. I remember always having at leastt ould two bowls because it was such a rare treat. After breakfast we would either watch morning cartoons with them, or perhaps go back forr cally more Nintendo. Finally we would be picked up by our mom, typically ved. accompanied by her pretend frustration at the spoiling we received. These memories are what I cherish most. As I have grown olderr I have learned it wasn’t the sugary cereals, or the soda, or the Nintendo that I will carry with me and hold close to my heart. I will forever miss the time able, the we shared together, the conversations we had at the breakfast table, feeling of happiness that his laughter brought, the pure love he had for all of us, and the way that love and affection felt from my end. I never i my question how much we meant to Papa, and he never had to question love for him. 14

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Cristo Rey Kansas City

Empowering Youth to Build Fulfilling Lives Among the full trees, historic buildings and busy community lies a vibrant campus thriving with students who have hope and the drive to reach their dreams, no matter what the circumstances. The promise here shines brightly with violet and gold to represent the community supported facility of Cristo Rey Kansas City, a Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth high school. At any point in the year, you will find charismatic faculty members empowering the student body to accomplish their goals. This strong foundation is set in midtown Kansas City, often referred to as the “compassion quarter” by the local citizens and business people. It stands amid the Redemptorist Food Pantry, American Red Cross, the VFW with its flags flying high and the remarkable church — Our Lady of Perpetual Help, also known as Redemptorist Church — that shares land and a strong connection with the school. The first Cristo Rey high school opened in South Chicago in 1996. The school introduced an innovative integration of academic and professional work experience to help economically disadvantaged children and to assist in funding their education. This concept had immediate appeal to educators across the country, and philanthropists soon followed. Through the enthusiastic support of charitable investors, it has grown to a national network of 32 schools. In 2006, Cristo Rey Kansas City was the 11th school to form within the network. Rebecca Summers, the director of institutional advancement, shares with us that the school fills a void in the urban core, as there are not many options for high school education for students whose families do not have the resources to access private schools. They provide young people a college prep education, get them into college and support them as they pursue degrees. Kansas City’s Cristo Rey graduates have a 100% college acceptance rate. The first class graduated in 2010 and today, they have nearly 500 graduates. The national statistics on comparable students suggest 9 to 14 percent of these students should receive college degrees. Cristo Rey Kansas City confirms 60 percent of its graduates have gone on to pursue college degrees. Cristo Rey is the only network of high schools in the country that integrates four years of college preparatory academics with four years of professional experience through a corporate work study program. Half of each student’s tuition is paid by fundraising paired with what parents can afford, which is assessed by a third party. The other half is covered by the work study program. This is how they help to admit students with high economic needs. Nationwide there are 11,508 graduates, 1,745 staff members, 45 university partners and 2,500 corporate work study partners. Kathleen Hanlon, Ph.D. and president of Cristo Rey Kansas City, reminds us that, “There are few jobs for people without education, and 17

work experience is essential for establishing and nurturing a fulfilling career. For these reasons, a school whose mission is to provide college preparatory academics, differentiated by corporate work experience, is a winning solution.”

I am 23 years old, and I am the only one of my friends who can speak professionally with adults and coworkers. Cristo Rey taught me that when I was 14.

Michael Padow, now the assistant vice principal, was a founding faculty member. He was drawn to Cristo Rey to fulfill a career in urban education to provide students with economic need an opportunity to grow and excel. These students often have low expectations and little hope for a future in education and a developing career. Padow is proud that Cristo Rey is literally a “school that works” as both faculty and students work to build confidence and drive success. He shares that, even with the school’s growth, it remains a tightly knit family of parents, students, donors, job sponsors and staff. There is always a dedicated staff person, tutor or mentor looking out for the best interests of the students. He has seen all of the graduates from the first class of seniors (continued on page 20) 18

Curtis is our current work study student. He started with TIVOL in 2016 as a sophomore. He is training in graphic design and photography, and tau ght himself to use our Photo Cubics machine, which captures a 360-degree view of merchandise that we hope to add to our website. He also helps out by cleaning me rchandise and showcases on the sales floor. His Cristo Rey peers and TIVOL co-worke rs have helped him to become more social and team-o riented. He has learned to be acc ountable, responsible and reliable. Our chief financial officer, Bria na Ross, reflects that, one eve ning while putting merchandise away, one of the pol ice officers was looking at the Cartier watches. Curtis was pulling the watches to clo se down the showcase for the eve ning, and he proceeded to explain to the officer tha t some of those watches were one of a kind. Their conversation about the watches was brief, but what imp ressed Briana was that Curtis had listened and absorb ed the details from the sales team and was able to comfortably share his knowle dge. Briana says that “in tod ay’s world, listening is a forgotten art, and Curtis has sho wn us that he is on top of his game.” School and the work study pro gram have encouraged him to prepare for college, with hopes to go out of state. Curtis has a love of the arts tha t has always motivated him. In the fall of 2016, he was asked to contribute to a mural in the school. He wanted to design the mural to be flowing and beautiful, to portray someone as relaxed and content. He design ed the drawing in collaboration with another student. Students in the art club comple ted the project and painted it on the 25-foot by 10foot wall. Curtis helped them develop a grid that recreated his work with the correct spatial relationships. Curtis’ art training has simply been from childhood art clas ses. These classes have helped fuel his interest in a var iety of art forms. His favorite forms of art are music and visual arts because they both have the potential to rela y a deeper meaning or message that isn’t shown wit h the traditional perspective. His goal after college is to become a storyboard artist for movie and TV shows. He is will ing to move or travel for his career, and hopes one day to visit California, New York and Africa. Curtis tries to inspire others by being the bes t he can be and lead by examp le. 19

in 2010 and says it’s incredible to see students coming back to the school to share their stories. The alumni keep in touch, share their success, ask for help with college or job opportunities, or just stop by to say hello. One of the graduates shared, “I am 23 years old, and I am the only one of my friends who can speak professionally with adults and coworkers. Cristo Rey taught me that when I was 14.” This is a testament to what the school is doing to impact the lives of its students in a positive way. The vital partnership with Kansas City is what ce he joined the work sin OL TIV of t par a n bee opens the doors and makes the connections towards Isaac has inspired by his s wa He . ore hom sop a success with the students and their families. The study program as time in the program. He his ing dur Corporate Work Study Program requires that each ers ork cow peers and er for TIVOL nag ma re sto er, Pen student works five days per month in a corporate setry Ga h worked closely wit red nto me and ac Isa ded gui ting. This allows the students to learn “how to work,” He at the Country Club Plaza. in ility tab oun acc while also teaching them the value of their education professional him on the importance of e of anc ort imp and where hard work with integrity can lead them. the him ght the real world, but also tau yed pla “He Students engage in real life experiences, with role rk. wo nships at developing personal relatio s say ,” models, and begin to learn the culture of working nicknamed him Moose third base one year, so we in a professional environment. TIVOL is honored to Pener. The nickname stuck! have shared in the experience with students since wing him to refine his allo by ac Isa ed 2010, when Brian Butler, TIVOL president, was inpir ins Cristo Rey ent them lem imp to age ng you a at spired to become involved with the Work Study corporate work skills ays alw l wil n atio pir ins t ges big Program. He was introduced to this uplifting and into his future. However, his what they by day ry eve d charitable organization through his parish. Brian, age our enc be his parents. He is lity qua of life a e hav along with many of his other parish members, becan he that have given up for years, so into had y the le came involved with the beginning stages of the tched what litt and opportunities. They stre m the hope. He wants to show this extraordinary gift of t were in vain and hopes tha that none of their sacrifices lized. their dreams for him are rea ed ment when Isaac was ask Brian Butler recalls a mo e training students who cam to take on the task of in n himself to not only tra after him. Isaac took it upo g also to compose a trainin the following students, but go on to be submitted to our manual. This manual would ing nt and be used for upcom human resources departme OL Hunter Tivol McGrath, TIV students from Cristo Rey. of p res, “To take ownershi vice-president, proudly sha volumes about Isaac and the something like that speaks program.” t in 2016 and is now a Rockhurs Isaac graduated Cristo Rey t t TIVOL employee. Now tha University Hawk and a curren job dent, he has taken on more he is a working college stu ng processing repairs, assisti responsibilities, including h phone calls and helping wit sales associates, answering sue college is to be able to pur appraisals. His dream after the to w gro slowly but surely a career in which he can rich ry goal in life is not to be highest ranking. His prima ce uen infl and come full circle and famous, but instead to ir mselves and live up to the others to have faith in the potential. 20

family. Since starting the program, TIVOL has hosted seven students including Isaac, a 2016 graduate; Daiumbre, a graduate this year; and Curtis, currently in his junior year (see sidebars).

school and its work. After he realized how much this program could benefit the students, he thought this would be an excellent addition to the TIVOL culture. The students’ real-life experiences through the Work Study Program are extremely valuable to their growth from freshman year into their careers. Brian inspired us to embark on this journey, and we haven’t looked back since. It is remarkable for us to see them go from students to staff, and eventually become a part of our

All of Cristo Rey’s Work Study Programs require students to dress professionally as a part of training for real-world business expectations. Some of the children and their families do not have the means to buy such attire for their work, so the

He is encouraged every day by what [his parents] have given up for years, so that he can have a life of quality and opportunities. They stretched what little they had into this extraordinary gift of hope.


program Daiumbre started with the senior. Her at TIVOL in 2016 as a rs have instructors and co-worke ing with taught her to be hardwork ays stay all she does in life, to alw ” attitude, positive and have a “can do During her and be willing to learn. learned to years at Cristo Rey, she schedule, stay on top of her busy ading and juggling academics, cheerle maintaining work. That resulted in t her high honor roll status throughou proudest school years, one of her achievements. relationShe has built professional working ships at TIVOL while staff and alongside our accounting In these the administrative team. discovered departments, Dai has work and different aspects of t she both relationship building tha approaches loves and excels in. She e and the all tasks with confidenc upon her willingness to improve d valuable skill set. She has acquire e with her mentoring and training to tak towards her into her college years and repreneur. career goal of being an ent Grambling She is now a freshman at supporting State University and is of their the Tigers as a member wanted to cheerleading squad. Dai her, saying give credit to those around school and thank you to her parents, in her. TIVOL friends for believing

The students feel FRQ˃GHQW DQG VXSSRUWHG walking through the doors of their place of employment and beyond. school, sponsors, philanthropists and partnering companies donate wardrobe pieces. The students feel confident and supported walking through the doors of their place of employment and beyond. Butler remembers the days when Harold Tivol would pass down suits, shirts and ties from his closet for the students to walk proudly in to work looking dapper and polished. Cathy Tivol also donated ladies’ attire that would make the young ladies feel confident. When students get to “dress for success” they can experience the feeling of looking good, which contributes to their self-esteem. We will forever be touched by the connection to this unique experience. As much as the students share their stories of gratitude, we have equally benefited from having them be a part of our lives. We are proud to continue on this path with Cristo Rey Kansas City. 22


Commu nity Involvement There are so many rewarding contributions that can be offered to the Cristo Rey School and students outside of the Work Study Programs. The Tutors and Mentors Program offers an opportunity to directly work with students on literacy and math skills. The math tutors work with students during a defined study time to help those with low basic skills to get a better foundation. The literacy tutors work with students who do not hear English at home or struggle with reading or writing. Volunteers can work with individual students in 45-minute sessions, one or more mornings a week Monday through Thursday. The mentors make regular contact with a student during lunch to offer support, encouragement and answer questions about the college experience. The goal is to meet two times each month for a 40-minute break in the day. This is yet another valuable experience for the students as they prep for college, the professional business world and a life that is supported by caring friends and role models. If you are not able to contribute time or assist in a Work Study Program, there is always Cristo Rey’s sole community fundraiser: Dancing with the Stars, Kansas City. It is one of the most entertaining and dynamic

events that this city has to offer and it doubles as a charitable night. This big-hearted affair originated in 2006 as a top community fundraiser. Through this event, the school aims to bridge the gap between what each student earns through work study, which is half of tuition, and what their parents can provide. It has welcomed over 1,000 guests, offering a resounding affirmation that every child in Kansas City deserves an education with a bright future. This exciting night features eight local stars or “community heroes” who are paired with professional dancers from Allegro Ballroom. The DWTS committee selected the dancers at the end of the summer of 2017, and the big reveal will be in November 2017. The stars are given 20 dance lessons to provide the best entertainment they can for the audience in a stellar dance competition. Each dancer campaigns before and during the event, and supporters can vote with their donation contribution. This has been a fun and joyful way to introduce the community to Cristo Rey and engage them in the mission of the school. You can be a guest of this special night and see some of the city’s finest move to the Cha-Cha, groove to an East Coast swing or rock a little Kansas City jazz. Mark your calendar for April 21, 2018 to attend this fantastic event at the downtown Sheraton.



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Braden &&Jenny Branden Jenny #myTIVOLstory Branden and Jenny are what many would describe as the perfect couple. Having met in college through a mutual friend, they quickly fell head over heels in love before ĐŽŶƟŶƵŝŶŐ ŝŶ Ă ůŽŶŐͲĚŝƐƚĂŶĐĞ ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉ͘ :ĞŶŶLJ ŝƐ Ă ^Ăůƚ >ĂŬĞ ŝƚLJ ŶĂƟǀĞ͕ ǁŚŝůĞ ƌĂŶĚĞŶ ǁĂƐ ďŽƌŶ ĂŶĚ ƌĂŝƐĞĚ ŝŶ <ĂŶƐĂƐ ŝƚLJ͘ dŚĞ ĐŽƵƉůĞ ƉůĂŶƐ ƚŽ ĞŶĚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ůŽŶŐͲ ĚŝƐƚĂŶĐĞ ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉ ĂŶĚ ůŝǀĞ ŝŶ <ĂŶƐĂƐ ŝƚLJ ŽŶĐĞ :ĞŶŶLJ ĮŶŝƐŚĞƐ ŚĞƌ ůĂƐƚ ƐĞŵĞƐƚĞƌ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ŽĨ hƚĂŚ͘ dŚĞLJ will both get to explore the city together, as Branden admits ŚĞ ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚ ĨƵůůLJ ĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƚĞ ŚŽǁ ŐƌĞĂƚ <ĂŶƐĂƐ ŝƚLJ ǁĂƐ ƵŶƟů he came home from college, and Jenny never expected to ŵŽǀĞ ƚŽ <ĂŶƐĂƐ ŝƚLJ ƵŶƟů ƐŚĞ ŵĞƚ ƌĂŶĚĞŶ͘ The couple met through a mutual friend during their ƐŚĂƌĞĚ ƟŵĞ ŝŶ ĐŽůůĞŐĞ͘ ƌĂŶĚĞŶ ǁĂƐ ŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJ ƚĂŬĞŶ with Jenny’s genuine personality and incredible smile. Jenny had seen him around and knew she wanted to win him over. Once they met, it didn’t take long for Branden’s charm to have her hooked. Branden had been planning the proposal for more than two years — since 2014. Branden and Jenny were approached by a photographer who wanted to use them ĨŽƌ Ă ĐŽƵƉůĞƐ ƐŚŽŽƚ ƚŽ ĂĚĚ ƚŽ ŚĞƌ ƉŽƌƞŽůŝŽ͘ ƌĂŶĚĞŶ ůŽǀĞĚ how the photos turned out, so he quickly reached out to her to see if she would be his accomplice in his plan to propose. The photographer pitched another photo shoot to Jenny so that Branden could propose and capture Jenny’s ƌĞĂĐƟŽŶ ŽŶ ĐĂŵĞƌĂ͘ /Ŷ DĂƌĐŚ ŽĨ ϮϬϭϳ Ăƚ tŚĞĞůĞƌ &ĂƌŵƐ ŝŶ ^Ăůƚ >ĂŬĞ ŝƚLJ͕ ƌĂŶĚĞŶ ƐƵƌƉƌŝƐĞĚ :ĞŶŶLJ ďLJ ŐĞƫŶŐ ĚŽǁŶ ŽŶ one knee during the photo shoot and pulling out the ring. Of course, Jenny said yes! ƌĂŶĚĞŶ͛Ɛ ǁĞůů ƚŚŽƵŐŚƚͲŽƵƚ ƉůĂŶ ĚĞƐĞƌǀĞĚ ƚŚĞ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚ ring. A friend referred him to Lisa Lyddon at our Country ůƵď WůĂnjĂ ůŽĐĂƟŽŶ͘ dŚŽƵŐŚ ƌĂŶĚĞŶ ĨĞůƚ ƚŚĂƚ :ĞŶŶLJ ǁŽƵůĚ just as soon accept a ring from a vending machine, he knew ŚĞ ǁĂŶƚĞĚ ƚŽ ĮŶĚ Ă ƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŚĞ ĚĞƐĞƌǀĞĚ Ͷ ŽŶĞ ƚŚĂƚ matched her taste level. Lisa helped him narrow down his ŽƉƟŽŶƐ ĂŶĚ ĮŶĚ ƚŚĞ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚ ƌŝŶŐ͘ ,Ğ ĐŚŽƐĞ Ă ƌŽƐĞ ŐŽůĚ ŚĂůŽ ƐĞƫŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ǁĂƐ ƐŝŵƉůĞ ĂŶĚ ƟŵĞůĞƐƐ͘ :ĞŶŶLJ ůŽǀĞĚ ŝƚ͊

“He wanted to find a ring that she deserved – one that matched her taste level. 32

Marie #myTIVOLstory <ĂŶƐĂƐ ŝƚLJ ĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƚĞƐ ŝƚƐ ĂƌƚƐ ĐƵůƚƵƌĞ͕ ĂŶĚ DĂƌŝĞ ŚĂƐ been on board since her youth. She grew up in Johnson ŽƵŶƚLJ ĂŶĚ ĂƩĞŶĚĞĚ ^ŚĂǁŶĞĞ DŝƐƐŝŽŶ ĂƐƚ ,ŝŐŚ ^ĐŚŽŽů͕ ǁŚĞƌĞ ƐŚĞ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ EĂƟŽŶĂů ^ĐŚŽůĂƐƟĐ ǁĂƌĚƐ ŝŶ Ăƌƚ͘ ,Ğƌ ĨĂƚŚĞƌ ŐƌĂĚƵĂƚĞĚ ĨƌŽŵ <h ŽŶ ƚŚĞ '/ ďŝůů ĂŶĚ ǁĞŶƚ ŽŶ ƚŽ Ă very successful career. Her mother’s college days were cut ƐŚŽƌƚ ĚƵĞ ƚŽ ƐĞƌǀŝŶŐ ĂƐ Ă tŽŵĞŶ͛Ɛ ŝƌ ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞ WŝůŽƚ͕ ŇLJŝŶŐ ƉůĂŶĞƐ ĨƌŽŵ ĐŽĂƐƚ ƚŽ ĐŽĂƐƚ͘ ,Ğƌ ƉĂƌĞŶƚƐ ǁĞƌĞ ŐƌĞĂƚ ŝŶŇƵͲ ĞŶĐĞƐ ŝŶ ŚĞƌ ůŝĨĞ͘ dŚĞLJ ƚĂƵŐŚƚ DĂƌŝĞ ĂŶĚ ŚĞƌ ƐŝƐƚĞƌ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞLJ can achieve anything they put their minds to and raised ƚŚĞŵ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ƉŽƐŝƟǀĞ ƐĞŶƐĞ ŽĨ ĞƋƵĂůŝƚLJ͘ ŌĞƌ ŐƌĂĚƵĂƟŶŐ ŚŝŐŚ ƐĐŚŽŽů͕ DĂƌŝĞ ĨŽůůŽǁĞĚ ŝŶ ŚĞƌ father’s footsteps and headed to Lawrence to be a Jayhawk. ^ŚĞ ŐƌĂĚƵĂƚĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ĂĐŚĞůŽƌƐ ŽĨ &ŝŶĞ ƌƚƐ ŝŶ ĞƐŝŐŶ͕ ǁŝƚŚ part of her studies devoted to silversmithing and jewelry. ƚ DĂƌŝĞ͛Ɛ ĐŽůůĞŐĞ ŐƌĂĚƵĂƟŽŶ͕ ŚĞƌ ŵŽƚŚĞƌ ŐŝŌĞĚ ŚĞƌ ĂŶ ϭϴ< ŐŽůĚ ŇŽǁĞƌ WůŝƋƵĞͲăͲ:ŽƵƌ ƟŵĞƉŝĞĐĞ͘ dŚĞ ƐƵƉĞƌď ǀŝďƌĂŶƚ ĐŽůŽƌƐ ƌĞŵŝŶĚĞĚ DĂƌŝĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƐŬŝůůĞĚ ĂƌƟƐĂŶƐŚŝƉ ŽĨ ƐƚĂŝŶĞĚ glass. ƚ ϭϵ LJĞĂƌƐ ŽůĚ͕ DĂƌŝĞ͛Ɛ ůŽǀĞ ŽĨ Ăƌƚ͕ ũĞǁĞůƌLJ ĂŶĚ ĞĐůĞĐƟĐ ƐƚLJůĞ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚ ƚŽ ŇŽƵƌŝƐŚ͘ ^ŚĞ ŬŶĞǁ d/sK> ǁĂƐ ƚŚĞ ũĞǁĞůĞƌ ĨŽƌ ƋƵĂůŝƚLJ ĐƌĂŌƐŵĂŶƐŚŝƉ͘ DĂƌŝĞ ǀŝƐŝƚĞĚ ƚŚĞ ŽƵŶƚƌLJ ůƵď WůĂnjĂ ůŽĐĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ǁĂƐ ŐƌĞĞƚĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ĨƌŝĞŶĚůLJ ĂŶĚ ƋƵŝĐŬͲ ǁŝƩĞĚ ŵĂŶ ďĞŚŝŶĚ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƵŶƚĞƌ͕ Dƌ͘ ,ĂƌŽůĚ dŝǀŽů͘ ,Ğƌ ĞLJĞƐ were drawn to a natural pearl and diamond ring. She fell in love with it. She worked all summer as a camp counselor teaching art. At the end of the season, she took the ŵŽŶĞLJ ƐŚĞ ĞĂƌŶĞĚ ĂŶĚ ŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJ ǁĞŶƚ ďĂĐŬ ƚŽ d/sK> ƚŽ ƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞ ƚŚĞ ƌŝŶŐ͘ /ƚ ǁĂƐ Ă ǀĞƌLJ ŐƌĂƟĨLJŝŶŐ ŵŽŵĞŶƚ ĨŽƌ ƚŚŝƐ independent young lady. She was talented, determined ĂŶĚ Ă ĐƌĞĂƟǀĞ ƚŚŝŶŬĞƌ ǁŚŽ ŬŶĞǁ ŚŽǁ ƚŽ ĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƚĞ ĂŶ exquisite piece of wearable art. dƌĂĚŝƟŽŶƐ ĂƌĞ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚ ŝŶ ŚĞƌ ĨĂŵŝůLJ͕ ĂŶĚ ũƵƐƚ ĂƐ DĂƌŝĞ͛Ɛ ŵŽƚŚĞƌ ŐĂǀĞ ŚĞƌ Ă ƉŝĞĐĞ ŽĨ ũĞǁĞůƌLJ ĨŽƌ ŚĞƌ ŐƌĂĚƵĂͲ ƟŽŶ͕ DĂƌŝĞ ǁĂŶƚĞĚ ƚŽ ƐŚĂƌĞ ƚŚĞ ƐĂŵĞ ƐĞŶƟŵĞŶƚ ǁŝƚŚ ŚĞƌ daughter. She passed down the pearl and diamond ring ƚŽ ŚĞƌ ĚĂƵŐŚƚĞƌ͕ Ă ƚŚŝƌĚͲŐĞŶĞƌĂƟŽŶ <h ŐƌĂĚƵĂƚĞ͘ /ƚ ŝƐ ǀĞƌLJ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚ ŶŽǁ ĨŽƌ DĂƌŝĞ ƚŽ ƐŚĂƌĞ ŚĞƌ ĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶ͕ ƐŽ ƌŝĐŚ ŝŶ family history, with her daughter and godchild. DĂƌŝĞ ŝƐ ŶŽǁ ƌĞƟƌĞĚ ĂŶĚ ƐƉĞŶĚƐ ƚŚĞ ƐƵŵŵĞƌ ŵŽŶƚŚƐ Ăƚ

“She was talented, determined and a creative thinker who knew how to appreciate an exquisite piece of wearable art.” ŚĞƌ ĐĂďŝŶ ŽŶ Ă ůĂŬĞ ŝŶ ůLJ͕ DŝŶŶĞƐŽƚĂ͕ ǁŚĞƌĞ ƐŚĞ ƌĞŵĞŵďĞƌƐ ďĞŝŶŐ ĂĐĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞĚ ďLJ ŚĞƌ 'ƌĂLJ ŚĞĞŬ ƉĂƌĂŬĞĞƚ͕ ĂďLJ͘ dŚŝƐ ďĞĂƵƟĨƵů ƉůĂĐĞ brings her such joy as she cherishes the beauty of nature’s sunrises, ƐƵŶƐĞƚƐ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ EŽƌƚŚĞƌŶ >ŝŐŚƚƐ͘ ^ŚĞ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐ ŚĞƌ ƉĂƐƐŝŽŶ ĨŽƌ Ăƌƚ ĂŶĚ ƉŚŽƚŽŐƌĂƉŚLJ ĚŝƐƉůĂLJŝŶŐ ĂŶĚ ƐĞůůŝŶŐ ŚĞƌ ǁŽƌŬ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ 'ƌĞĞŶͲ ƐƚŽŶĞ ƌƚ ĞŶƚĞƌ͘ ^ŚĞ ĂůƐŽ ĚŽŶĂƚĞƐ ŚĞƌ ĂƌƚǁŽƌŬ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ 'ƌĞĞŶƐƚŽŶĞ ƵĐƟŽŶ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ŶŽŶͲƉƌŽĮƚ ŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶ͘ DĂƌŝĞ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐ ƚŽ ƚƌĂǀĞů ĂŶĚ ĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƚĞƐ ƚŚĞ Ăƌƚ ŝŶ ŚĞƌ ũŽƵƌŶĞLJƐ ĨƌŽŵ /ƚĂůLJ͕ DŝŶŶĞƐŽƚĂ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ĞǀĞƌͲĞǀŽůǀŝŶŐ <ĂŶƐĂƐ ŝƚLJ͘


Adam Braden & Jenny #myTIVOLstory ĚĂŵ ǁĂƐ ďŽƌŶ ŝŶ <ĂŶƐĂƐ ŝƚLJ͕ DK ĂŶĚ ŚĂƐ ůŝǀĞĚ Ăůů ŽǀĞƌ the country, but he has always called KC his home. There ŝƐ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚŝƐ ƚŽǁŶ ƚŚĂƚ ŝƐ ŵĂŐŶĞƟĐ ƚŽ ĚĂŵ͘ ,Ğ enjoys the variety of culture, the unique music scene, the ƉĞŽƉůĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ĂŶĚ Ăůů ƚŚĞ ĨƵŶ ĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ ƚŚĞ ĐŝƚLJ ŚĂƐ ƚŽ ŽīĞƌ͘ He currently lives in Olathe, Kansas with his amazing ǁŝĨĞ ^ĂƌĂ͘ dŚĞLJ ĞŶũŽLJ ĂƩĞŶĚŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ŚŝĞĨƐ͛ ĂŶĚ ZŽLJĂůƐ͛ ŐĂŵĞƐ ĂŶĚ ǀŝƐŝƟŶŐ ƚŚĞ >ĂŬĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ KnjĂƌŬƐ ǁŝƚŚ ĨĂŵŝůLJ ĂŶĚ ĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ͘ dŚĞLJ ŚĂǀĞ Ă ǁŽŶĚĞƌĨƵů ĨĂŵŝůLJ͕ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ŶŝŶĞͲLJĞĂƌͲŽůĚ ĚĂƵŐŚƚĞƌ ĂŶĚ ƐĞǀĞŶͲLJĞĂƌͲŽůĚ ƐŽŶ͘ ĚĂŵ ĂŶĚ ^ĂƌĂ ůŽǀĞ ǁĂƚĐŚŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͛Ɛ ĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ ŽĨ ŚŽĐŬĞLJ͕ ĐŚĞĞƌůĞĂĚŝŶŐ ĂŶĚ ďĂƐŬĞƚďĂůů͘ dŚĞ ĨĂŵŝůLJ ŝƐ ǀĞƌLJ ĂĐƟǀĞ ĂŶĚ ĚĂŵ ƐŚĂƌĞƐ that “as long as we are together, the day is good!” dŚĞ ŵŽƐƚ ŝŶŇƵĞŶƟĂů ƉĞŽƉůĞ ŝŶ ĚĂŵ͛Ɛ ůŝĨĞ ĂƌĞ ŚŝƐ mother and father, who taught him good values and to ďĞ ƌĞƐƉĞĐƞƵů ŽĨ ŽƚŚĞƌƐ͘ ,Ğ ŚĂƐ ĂůǁĂLJƐ ǁŽƌŬĞĚ ŚĂƌĚ ƚŽ make them proud. He is currently a project manager for a mechanical contractor based in Johnson County. He has ďĞĞŶ Ă ůŽĐĂů ƵŶŝŽŶ ƉŝƉĞ ĮƩĞƌ ĂŶĚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŵĞĐŚĂŶŝĐĂů ĮĞůĚ ĨŽƌ 20 years. His favorite part of the job is helping others solve problems and helping customers achieve their goals. ĚĂŵ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ Ă ƟŵĞƉŝĞĐĞ ŚĂŶĚĞĚ ĚŽǁŶ ĨƌŽŵ ŚŝƐ ĨĂƚŚĞƌ Ͷ Ă d ' ,ĞƵĞƌ ǁĂƚĐŚ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ >ŝŶŬ ĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶ͘ ,Ğ ǁĂŶƚĞĚ ƚŽ ŵĂŬĞ ƐƵƌĞ ŚĞ ůŽŽŬĞĚ ĂŌĞƌ ƚŚŝƐ ƐƉĞĐŝĂů ŐŝŌ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ƵƚŵŽƐƚ ĐĂƌĞ͘ ,Ğ ƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĞĚ ĂŶĚ ĨŽƵŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ ͞d/sK> ŚĂƐ the very best in watch repair and maintenance.” He then ŵĞƚ ^ƚĞīŽŶ ĂƌůƐŽŶ͕ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ŽƵŶƚƌLJ ůƵď WůĂnjĂ ůŽĐĂƟŽŶ͕ ǁŚŽ ĞĚƵĐĂƚĞĚ Śŝŵ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ĐĂƐĞ ĂŶĚ ďƌĂĐĞůĞƚ ŽƉĞƌĂƟŽŶƐ ĂŶĚ ŚŽǁ ƚŽ ŚĞůƉ ŵĂŝŶƚĂŝŶ ƚŚĞ ůŽŶŐĞǀŝƚLJ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƟŵĞƉŝĞĐĞ͘ ^ƚĞīŽŶ personally returned the watch to Adam at the counter and, ŚĞ ƐĂLJƐ͕ ͞/ƚ ǁĂƐ ůŝŬĞ ŐĞƫŶŐ Ă ďƌĂŶĚ ŶĞǁ ǁĂƚĐŚ͘͟ tŚĞŶ Adam got the opportunity to show his dad, he was beyond impressed and proud. ĚĂŵ ƚĂŬĞƐ ŐƌĞĂƚ ƉƌŝĚĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƟŵĞƉŝĞĐĞ ĨƌŽŵ ŚŝƐ ĨĂƚŚĞƌ͘ dŚĞ d ' ,ĞƵĞƌ ŝƐ ƟŵĞůĞƐƐ͕ ĨƵŶĐƟŽŶĂů ĂŶĚ ĐĂŶ ƐƚĂŶĚ ƵƉ ƚŽ ŚŝƐ ůŝĨĞƐƚLJůĞ͘ ,Ğ ůŽŽŬƐ ĨŽƌǁĂƌĚ ƚŽ ƉƵƌĐŚĂƐŝŶŐ Ă d ' ,ĞƵĞƌ for his wife soon, and knows she will appreciate the Swiss ĐƌĂŌƐŵĂŶƐŚŝƉ ĂŶĚ ĐŽŽů ƐƚLJůĞ͘

“There is something about this town that is magnetic to Adam.” 34

Janet Braden & Jenny #myTIVOLstory :ĂŶĞƚ ǁĂƐ ƌĂŝƐĞĚ ŝŶ dƌŝƉůĞƩ͕ DŝƐƐŽƵƌŝ ĂŶĚ ŝƐ ŽŶĞ ŽĨ ĨŽƵƌ ĚĂƵŐŚƚĞƌƐ͘ ^ŚĞ ƐƚƵĚŝĞĚ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ŽĨ DŝƐƐŽƵƌŝ ŝŶ ŽůƵŵďŝĂ ĂŶĚ ŵŽǀĞĚ ƚŽ <ĂŶƐĂƐ ŝƚLJ ĂŌĞƌ ŐƌĂĚƵĂƟŽŶ͘ ^ŚĞ ŚĂƐ ĂůǁĂLJƐ ďĞĞŶ Ă ĨĂŶ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ZŽLJĂůƐ͕ ŚŝĞĨƐ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ĞǀĞƌͲ ĐŚĂŶŐŝŶŐ ƐĞĂƐŽŶƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ DŝĚǁĞƐƚ͘ ^ŚĞ ůŽǀĞƐ Ăůů ŽĨ ƚŚĞ choices in the city’s entertainment districts, especially the evolving music and art culture. She appreciates that we can ŚĂǀĞ Ăůů ƚŚŝƐ ĂŶĚ ƐƟůů ŵĂŝŶƚĂŝŶ Ă ƐŵĂůůͲƚŽǁŶ ĨĞĞů͘ :ĂŶĞƚ ŝƐ Ă ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐĨƵů ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ ǁŽŵĂŶ͕ ĐĞůĞďƌĂƟŶŐ ŚĞƌ 31st year at Sprint. She loves that it is a hometown company ƚŚĂƚ ŚĂƐ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚ Ă ŐƌĞĂƚ ůŝĨĞ ĨŽƌ ŚĞƌ ĂŶĚ ŚĞƌ ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͘ /ƚ has allowed her to meet people who have become lifelong friends. She always looks forward to learning something new with every new business venture and charity opporͲ tunity. Janet’s philanthropic side leans towards hospice and ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͛Ɛ ŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶƐ͘ :ĂŶĞƚ͛Ɛ ĨĂǀŽƌŝƚĞ ƉĂƐƟŵĞƐ ĂƌĞ ƌĞĂĚŝŶŐ͕ ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ŝŶ ŚĞƌ ŐĂƌĚĞŶ ĂŶĚ ƚƌĂǀĞůŝŶŐ ƚŽ ďĞĂĐŚ ĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶƐ ůŝŬĞ ĞůŝnjĞ͘ tŝƚŚ all of her accomplishments and travels, the one thing that shines above all is her passion for her family. She is a proud ŵŽƚŚĞƌ ĂŶĚ ŐƌĂŶĚŵŽƚŚĞƌ͘ dŚĞ ĨĂŵŝůLJ ŝƐ ĞdžƉĞĐƟŶŐ ƚŽ ĂĚĚ another granddaughter later this year! :ĂŶĞƚ ŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶ Ă d/sK> ĐůŝĞŶƚ ĨŽƌ ŽǀĞƌ ϮϬ LJĞĂƌƐ ĂŶĚ ŝƚ͛Ɛ the only place she shops for jewelry. She trusts the excepͲ ƟŽŶĂů ƋƵĂůŝƚLJ ĂŶĚ ŝƐ ŝŵƉƌĞƐƐĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ƐĂůĞƐ ƚĞĂŵ ƚŚĂƚ ŝƐ always so friendly and helpful. Her personal style is simple ĂŶĚ ƐŽƉŚŝƐƟĐĂƚĞĚ͘ ^ŚĞ ŝƐ ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ ĨŽƌǁĂƌĚ ƚŽ ĂĚĚŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŚĞƌ jewelry box and already has her eye on her next piece: a ĂǀŝĚ zƵƌŵĂŶ ŶĞĐŬůĂĐĞ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƌŽƐƐŽǀĞƌ ĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶ͘ Janet and Bruce live in Overland Park, KS. They enjoy Kansas City’s art scene and foodie community. Janet knew exactly where to go when they decided to make a special purchase together. The couple visited the Hawthorne WůĂnjĂ ůŽĐĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ǁŽƌŬĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ĞŶŶŝƐ ZŚŽĚĞƐ͘ dŚĞLJ ďŽƚŚ enjoyed picking out their rings for each other. Bruce wears Ă ƉŽůŝƐŚĞĚ ǁŚŝƚĞ ŐŽůĚ ďĂŶĚ ĂŶĚ :ĂŶĞƚ͛Ɛ ƌŝŶŐ ĮŶŐĞƌ ŝƐ ŐƌĂĐĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ĚŝĂŵŽŶĚ ĞƚĞƌŶŝƚLJ ďĂŶĚ ĨƌŽŵ ZŽďĞƌƚŽ ŽŝŶ͘ dŚĞLJ cherish these classic styles that represent the past, present and future of their wonderful life together.

“Their rings represent the past, present and future of their wonderful life together.” 35

Janet & Morgan #myTIVOLstory :ĂŶĞƚ ŝƐ Ă <ĂŶƐĂƐ ŝƚLJ ŶĂƟǀĞ ǁŝƚŚ ĚĞĞƉ ƟĞƐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĐŽŵŵƵͲ nity through her family and friends. Although she has ŵŽǀĞĚ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ Ă ďŝƚ͕ ůŝǀŝŶŐ ĨŽƌ ĮǀĞ LJĞĂƌƐ ŝŶ ŽƚŚĞƌ ĐŝƟĞƐ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ ůĞǀĞůĂŶĚ͕ ĂůůĂƐ ĂŶĚ ŚĂƌůŽƩĞƐǀŝůůĞ͕ ƐŚĞ ŚĂƐ ĂůǁĂLJƐ been pulled back to Kansas City because of its size and the friendly atmosphere. She loves that you always seem to see a familiar face around town and looks forward to the Christmas season on the Country Club Plaza and at the /ŶƚĞƌĐŽŶƟŶĞŶƚĂů͘ Her passion is found in raising happy and healthy ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͘ ^ŚĞ ͞ƌĞƟƌĞĚ͟ ŝŶ ϮϬϬϮ ƚŽ ƐƚĂLJ ŚŽŵĞ ǁŝƚŚ ŚĞƌ ŬŝĚƐ͖ while she loved working, she knew that being home with them would bring her even more joy. Now she enjoys making memories with her children in the same places ĨƌŽŵ ŚĞƌ ĐŚŝůĚŚŽŽĚ͘ ,Ğƌ ĚĂƵŐŚƚĞƌ DŽƌŐĂŶ ƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJ ƚƵƌŶĞĚ Ϯϭ ĂŶĚ ǁĂƐ ĂďůĞ ƚŽ ǀŝƐŝƚ <ĞůůLJ͛Ɛ ŝŶ tĞƐƚƉŽƌƚ͕ ǁŚĞƌĞ :ĂŶĞƚ ĂŶĚ ŚĞƌ ŚƵƐďĂŶĚ ŚĂĚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĮƌƐƚ ĚĂƚĞ͘ DŽƌŐĂŶ ĂŶĚ ŚĞƌ ďƌŽƚŚĞƌ ďŽƚŚ ĨŽůůŽǁĞĚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŵŽƚŚĞƌ͛Ɛ ĨŽŽƚƐƚĞƉƐ ĂŶĚ ĂƩĞŶĚ ƚŚĞ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ŽĨ <ĂŶƐĂƐ͘ :ĂŶĞƚ ŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶ Ă d/sK> ĐƵƐƚŽŵĞƌ ƐŝŶĐĞ ϮϬϬϰ͕ ǁŚĞŶ she and her husband decided to update their rings for a ǀŽǁ ƌĞŶĞǁĂů ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞŝƌ ϭϬͲLJĞĂƌ ǁĞĚĚŝŶŐ ĂŶŶŝǀĞƌƐĂƌLJ͘ tŚĞŶ ƚŚĞLJ ǀŝƐŝƚĞĚ ƚŚĞ ŽƵŶƚƌLJ ůƵď WůĂnjĂ ůŽĐĂƟŽŶ ƚŚĞLJ ǁĞƌĞ ĂƉƉƌŽĂĐŚĞĚ ďLJ >ŝƐĂ >LJĚĚŽŶ͘ tŝƚŚ >ŝƐĂ͛Ɛ ŐƵŝĚĂŶĐĞ͕ :ĂŶĞƚ found a ring that suited her style, a custom design that ensured she got exactly the look she wanted. Since then, Lisa has become more of a friend than a ƐĂůĞƐƉĞƌƐŽŶ͘ ^ŚĞ ŚĂƐ ůĞĂƌŶĞĚ ǁŚŝĐŚ ũĞǁĞůƌLJ ĮƚƐ :ĂŶĞƚ͛Ɛ ůŝĨĞƐƚLJůĞ͘ tŝƚŚ ƚŚĂƚ ŬŶŽǁůĞĚŐĞ ƐŚĞ ŚĞůƉƐ :ĂŶĞƚ͛Ɛ ŚƵƐďĂŶĚ͕ ^ƚĞǀĞ͕ ƉŝĐŬ ŽƵƚ ƚŚĞ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚ ŐŝŌƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ĂůǁĂLJƐ ŬĞĞƉƐ :ĂŶĞƚ͛Ɛ wish list up to date. :ĂŶĞƚ͛Ɛ ĨĂǀŽƌŝƚĞ ƉŝĞĐĞ ŝƐ Ă d/sK> ŶĞĐŬůĂĐĞ ƚŚĂƚ ǁĂƐ Ă ƐƵƌƉƌŝƐĞ ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ ŐŝŌ ĨƌŽŵ ^ƚĞǀĞ͖ ŝƚ ǁĂƐ ŚŝĚĚĞŶ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ĞŶĚ ŽĨ Ă ƐĐĂǀĞŶŐĞƌ ŚƵŶƚ͘ tŚĂƚ ŵĂĚĞ ƚŚŝƐ ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ ĞǀĞŶ ŵŽƌĞ ƐƉĞĐŝĂů ǁĂƐ ƚŚĂƚ DŽƌŐĂŶ ĂůƐŽ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ŚĞƌ ĮƌƐƚ d/sK> ƉŝĞĐĞ͕ Ă ZŽďĞƌƚŽ ŽŝŶ ŶĞĐŬůĂĐĞ͘ :ĂŶĞƚ ŝƐ ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ ĨŽƌǁĂƌĚ ƚŽ ĐŽŶƟŶƵŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŐƌŽǁ ŚĞƌ ũĞǁĞůƌLJ ĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶ ĨƌŽŵ d/sK> ŝŶ ŽƌĚĞƌ ƚŽ ŽŶĞ ĚĂLJ ƉĂƐƐ ŚĞƌ ƉŝĞĐĞƐ ŽŶ ƚŽ DŽƌŐĂŶ͘

“She enjoys making memories with her children in the same places from her childhood.” 36

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Newport Beach, California. “More often than not, collections are built around the generosity of the community members and patrons in the form of gifts of artwork. For institutions with limited acquisition funds, this is particularly meaningful. “Oftentimes relationships with such patrons develop over time,” she continues, “as shared interests about art and artists and even the role of the museum in a given context evolve. Collectors usually care deeply about the legacy of their gifting, and therefore this mutual respect and understanding creates a partnership that is ultimately rewarding for them as well as the museum and its public.” Private collectors have helped round out the OCMA’s collection by adding new artistic styles and voices. “In recent years, OCMA has been fortunate to receive many artworks from Los Angeles collectors Tracy and Gary Mezzatesta,” Coblentz says, “who made the generous decision to donate significant works to museums throughout the US for public benefit. OCMA happily accepted works by groundbreaking Los Angeles artists who previously were not represented in our collection. “Donated works by women and artists of diverse cultural backgrounds are welcomed additions that round out the collection,” Coblentz continues. “The museum has been able to include some of the Mezzatestas’ donations in recent exhibitions—an indicator of the impact of this gift and its potential to present a more accurate representation of the art of our time.” BY CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

Generous endowments strengthen museum collections.

Last spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s already-staggering collection of artistic achievement spanning the globe and the centuries became even better: Oscar L. Tang donated Riverbank, a 10thcentury Chinese landscape painting considered one of the earliest and most important masterpieces of its kind. Tang is a descendant of the dynasty that bears his name, and his gift significantly enhances the museum’s already impressive array of Asian art. Meanwhile in Kansas City, Missouri, Henry Bloch (the 94year-old founder of H&R Block) donated 29 important Impressionist works by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Marion and Henry Bloch Foundation also donated $12 million to renovate museum galleries where the paintings are displayed. And the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida has organized a campaign to encourage giving by creating the 21st Century Society. Looking to appeal to a new generation of private donors, it is led by Gil Maurer and Irene Karp, both museum trustees who have promised important canvases to the museum. Endowed gifts have become increasingly important to museums to support their missions of preservation, education and scholarship, and to ensure they are capable of harnessing the latest technologies for those very purposes. “Museum collections are often a reflection of the communities that support them,” says Cassandra Coblentz, senior curator at the Orange County Museum of Art in

Left: SYLVIE FLEURY, Swiss, born 1961 Skin Crime 6, 1997 Car with enamel paint, two parts Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, Gift of Jane B. Holzer in honor of her parents Helen & Carl Brukenfeld, 2016.247a,b © Sylvie Fleury Right: ALFRED MAURER, American, 1868–1932 Still Life with Breton Pottery, circa 1910 Oil on gessoed board Collection of Ann and Gilbert Maurer


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BASELWORLD AT 100 Celebrating a century of jewelry and timekeeping innovation!


Nevertheless, Swiss watch niversally considered the business has almost doubled since the world’s most extraordinary early 2000s, and the 220 Swiss trade show, Baselworld brings exhibitors at the show have done a together the industry’s most exalted brilliant job blending innovation and jewelry and watch brands to showcase tradition, drawing on their rich their exquisite offerings for the heritage and adding some more coming year. Just as important, store approachable price points to engage a owners, buyers, designers and top younger generation. Turning time into industry execs from around the world objects of beauty, Swiss watchmakers come to Basel, Switzerland to continue to pursue their quest for brainstorm ideas and exchange technical, functional and aesthetic information—on business, on fashion innovation. and on life! It’s an exhilarating Says Hunter McGrath, meeting place, impossible to visit Hunter McGrath and Cathy Tivol with Roberto Coin. “Experiencing Baselworld hugely without feeling totally inspired by the elevates one’s perception of what a beauty, precision and creativity of our ever-evolving industry. This 100th edition of Baselworld in trade show should be. Structures built for the two-week fair March attracted 1,300 exhibitors from 40 countries, 106,000 are three to four stories high complete with lobby, offices, showrooms, conference halls, even bars and kitchens.” international buyers, and 4,400 journalists. For their parts, jewelry manufacturers have also That said, it’s been a tough few years for Swiss watch exports: despite their 60 percent share of watch business approached business with an eye toward creativity. “Aside worldwide, they’ve been challenged by a strong Swiss franc from salivating over the new watch releases, we’re also able to and political and economic uncertainty around the globe. To see jewelry from all over the world, unique pieces from stay relevant, luxury watch brands now need to track social artisans in Italy, France and Germany, to the benefit of our Kansas City customers.” BY KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN changes as well as fashion and financial fluctuations.

Hunter McGrath’s Watch Picks:

2. 1. 1) For me, the new Rolex Daytona in yellow gold with Oysterflex bracelet, champagne dial and black subdials is a throwback to


the classic Paul Newmanstyle Daytona. This new Daytona includes two modern features—the Oysterflex bracelet and the

Cerachrom Bezel—making it both collectible and very cool! 2) No list would be complete without a Patek Philippe timepiece. Many people were in love with the Ref. 5320G perpetual calendar. That would be runner up to my first choice: the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5131/1P-001. I love the cloisonné enamel work that they execute so brilliantly, and the introduction in platinum on a bracelet. 3) I’m a sucker for special anniversary pieces and the 50th anniversary Rolex


4. Sea-Dweller is a watch with a rich history. In the past, the “Double Red” model sported two lines of text in red, two in white. This Sea-Dweller pays homage to its predecessor with a single line in red

text. What’s more, it’s the first time Rolex has put magnification on the date, which can finally withstand pressure up to 4,000 meters under the sea. 4) The TAG Heuer Autavia on a leather strap was certainly the most talked about TAG Heuer at the show, and maybe the most talked about watch overall. Like the two Rolexes mentioned, the Autavia is a throwback to a collectible vintage model. This watch is flawlessly executed with dark dial, white subdials, dark bezel and distressed leather strap.

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direct communication between Washington and Moscow. The clock (borrowed from the National Archives with strict regulations) was designed by Heinz Wipperfeld and was presented to Kennedy on the day after his famous Ich bin ein Berliner speech. “I was born in December ’63,” says Petinelli, “so I wasn’t around in Kennedy’s lifetime. But I was always intrigued by that era: from JFK’s assassination to the Vietnam War to the first man on the moon. That’s why this exhibit is as much about history as art.” We talked about the incredible Stern family, how they bought the company in 1839 (they’d been a supplier to Patek) and have remained a family business through four generations, an anomaly in the luxury market. (Actually Gen 5, Thierry Stern’s two teenaged sons, were in NYC for the exhibit, thoroughly fascinated…) We talked about the fact that, other than fine watches, few things in life are simultaneously useful, meaningful and investment-worthy, which is why Patek Philippe watches are (as their fabulous ad campaign reminds us) handed down from generation to generation. “It’s hard to imagine passing down my cell phone,” quips Petinelli. B Y K A R E N A L B E R G G R O S S M A N

ore than 2,000 people a day came to view Patek Philippe’s collection of about 450 exquisite timepieces dating back to 1530, including borrowed museum pieces, supercomplications, rare handcrafts and complex movements. The NYC exhibit (only the fourth of its kind to ever take place) ran for 10 days in July, but its impact on more than 20,000 guests will surely last a lifetime. Larry Petinelli, president of Patek Philippe USA, spoke to us about the importance of this historic exhibit. “Our goal was to attract not just the uber-collectors, but also a new generation of young people who might lack a passion for horology but are perhaps interested in history or sports or music. Despite the serious price points, we tried to make the exhibit accessible rather than stuffy. We featured actual artisans at work (enamellers, engravers, marquetry woodworkers) and highlighted some of our more renowned US patrons—Joe DiMaggio, Duke Ellington, JFK—and the timepieces most meaningful to them.” John F. Kennedy remains a superhero in the minds of both Americans and citizens of the world. The timepiece chosen to represent this beloved US president was a Patek Philippe autonomous quartz desk clock that displays the time in Moscow, Washington DC and Berlin, a gift that symbolized

PATEK PHILIPPE’s Grand Exhibition encompassed art, history and the meaning of time.

Above: JFK’s Patek Philippe quartz desk clock, representing the establishment of direct communication between Washington DC and Moscow.


Agayev & Sons

Kansas City

Kansas City has always taken great pride in its rich traditions and family-run businesses. Some of the best-known companies born in the Kansas City area continue to flourish with new generations of the same founding families still involved in day-to-day operations.

quoted as saying, “My main goal one day is to make my own watch, to make every piece by hand.” Since that time Sham focused his time on becoming one of the premier watchmakers in the world while raising a family with his wife, Nara.

Of course one such company is TIVOL, founded in 1910 by Charles Tivol. Charles had recently immigrated from Europe and would, with his family, establish TIVOL as a cornerstone of Kansas City and eventually the world of fine jewelry. Now in our fourth generation as a successful family-owned business, TIVOL is pleased to introduce an exclusive line of watches designed and built right here in Kansas City.

Today Sham Agayev can say he has fulfilled that main goal stated almost 20 years earlier — he has created his very own line of fine watches. What he couldn’t have known in 1998 was that his wife, along with his two sons, Shaban and Anar, would also be involved in this lifelong goal. In 2017, Agayev & Sons, in cooperation with TIVOL, began producing stunning examples of world-class, hand-assembled watches in Kansas City.

For those that have followed TIVOL over the years or have had the pleasure of purchasing or servicing a fine watch at one of our locations, you may be familiar with Sham Agayev. A certified master watchmaker, Sham has been working with timepieces since the age of nine, when he still lived in his native Azerbaijan. Immigrating to Kansas City in 1992, he soon found himself employed as a watchmaker at TIVOL.

You may recall that Sham had stated he wanted to make every piece of his watch. Every facet of an Agayev watch has been carefully designed and built to the most exacting standards. Sham is especially proud of the patent-pending stainless steel case that he designed. While not designed as a dive watch specifically, the watch has been pressure tested to 1,000 feet and guaranteed to 333 feet.

Since that time he has devoted his life to his two greatest loves — his family and his watchmaking. He has been featured in various trade and newspaper articles, renowned for his exemplary timepiece skills. It was in a 1998 Kansas City Star article that he was

The lugs in particular have two distinct features that set them apart from virtually all others. First, each extends slightly below the case to elevate the back crystal — think of the supports on the bottom of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This design helps keep


the sapphire crystal from being scratched as it sits on countertops, etc. If you look between the lugs on the sides of the watch you will find the sweep of the brushing follows the angle of the lugs themselves — attention to detail that you will find with few other watches. Because each watch is built by hand and with such precision, production is extremely limited. There will be no more than 50 produced each year — and possibly fewer. Even more impressive is that there will be no more than three of any one design, while some will simply be one-of-a-kind. Both the watch and presentation case will include engraved model and serial numbers defining their rarity. Given his partnership with TIVOL, these fine watches will be available exclusively through TIVOL in Kansas City. Finally, you may note the finishing touch on these watches is the trademarked Agayev logo, an “S” and an “A” that join together to form a heart. Growing up in Sumgayit, Azerbaijan, Sham would exercise by running to Dove Park, which features a large sculpture where the dove’s wings form a heart. Little did that young man know that he was destined to move halfway around the world to build some of the finest watches in the world right in the heart of America for TIVOL. Serendipity. 55

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1. A. JAFFE 18K white gold mounting with diamonds, $2,730.* 2. RITANI 18K rose gold mounting with diamonds $1,470.* 3. PRECISION SET 14K yellow gold mounting with diamonds, $1,495.* 4. PRECISION SET platinum mounting, $1,685.* 5. RITANI 18K white gold mounting with diamonds $1,720.* 6. RAHAMINOV platinum diamond ring, $87,380. 7. TIVOL 18K rose gold fancy yellow diamond ring, $6,695. 8. TIVOL platinum diamond ring, $16,995. 9. HENRI DAUSSI 18K white gold diamond ring, $24,860. *Center stone sold separately.


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10. RAHAMINOV platinum and 18K yellow gold fancy yellow diamond ring, $17,100. 11. TIVOL 18K white gold sapphire diamond ring, $32,660. 12. RITANI platinum mounting with diamonds, $4,160.* 13. RITANI 18K white gold mounting, $2,820.* 14. HENRI DAUSSI 18K yellow gold diamond band, $2,475. 15. DANHOV 18K rose gold diamond band, $2,620. 16. HENRI DAUSSI 18K yellow gold diamond band, $2,000. 17. ROBERTO COIN 18K white gold diamond band, $1,700. 18. PRECISION SET 18K rose and white gold band, $2,345. 19. PRECISION SET palladium, 14K rose and white gold band, $2,860. 20. NOVELL palladium band, $1,020. 21. NOVELL platinum and 18K yellow gold band, $1,830. 22. NOVELL 14K yellow gold diamond band, $1,760. 63


SAY “I DOUGH!” Custom doughnuts are the new wedding cake.


hese days, trendy, artisanal doughnut shops have popped up all around the country, and those circles of yeasty goodness—dreaded carbs 15 years ago—are back with renewed vigor. So it only makes sense that they’d make an appearance at weddings. Within the past year or two, an increasing number of doughnut walls, tiered cakes, trucks and madeto-order stations have popped up at receptions and as part of the “after-party” (another emerging wedding trend, as late-night comfort food replaces more formal offerings). “It’s becoming more popular,” affirms Heather Jones, the catering sales director for Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California. “We also do an action station with beignets, making them right in front of the guests and providing, say, a cabernet-chocolate dipping sauce. Or perhaps fresh churros with a bourbon-cream sauce. It’s all about PERSONALIZE taking things to the next level.” One big advantage is that it’s easy to personalize the doughnut experience (compared to, for example, a chocolate fountain). For Brooklyn’s Angela and Charla Harlow-Rothschild, “we tried to be very intentional about everything in our wedding to reflect who we are as a couple,” says Charla. Amidst the foodstuffs were two doughnut displays, from Dough and Dun-Well, both local shops. “Dough was the first of the new, trendy spots in Bed-Stuy,” says Charla, “and they hire people from the neighborhood, so we wanted to give them a shout-out.” Angela notes that “Dun-Well is cool, because they create delicious doughnuts that are vegan and gluten-free, perfect for friends who couldn’t share in the cake.” Supporting local business was also important for Kelsea Kirven Gallagher and her husband Patrick at their wedding in Richmond, Virginia. They brought in the Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen doughnut truck for their late-night snack. The Mennonite family-owned business has a huge following for its unusual misshapen glazed donuts. “[The business is] wonderfully grounded in family and faith,” says Kelsea, “serving as a great role models for our new marriage. And our guests are still talking about those warm doughnuts two years later!” Jones notes that the desire for a personal touch is common for couples who opt for doughnuts at Wente as well. Rather than order trendy variants like Hibiscus-Passion Fruit, “they will have one or two [classic] flavors that are ‘their’ doughnuts. Maybe they grew up with them, or enjoyed them as a couple.” BY ROBERT HAYNES-PETERSON

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HOLE LOTTA LOVE From left: Doughnut tower by Mankin Mansion; doughnut wall and doughnut station by Emily Sullivan Events.



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For centuries, natural color diamonds have been regarded as the world’s most sought-after gems, by knowledgable collectors and even royalty. Natural color diamonds have long been treasured for their rarity: coveted by many, but owned by few. These diamonds are truly wonders of the world, as old as the Earth itself, yet never have they been more sought after than they are today; their scarcity is at the heart of their desirability. 66

Only one in 10,000 diamonds mined displays enough natural color to be designated a fancy color diamond by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Theirs is a discreet luxury: In the rarefied realm of fancy color diamonds, strength of color is more important than the size of the stone. Natural color diamonds can be 10 to 20 times more valuable than their colorless counterparts, and their popularity as an alternative is growing. However, no one acquires a fancy color diamond for its investment value alone. Their allure lies in their mesmerizing beauty, rarity, mystery and unique provenance. Rare natural color diamonds have increased in value exponentially in the last 10 years, often by double digits year over year. According to leading trade organizations, auction houses and expert diamantaires, rare fancy pink and fancy blue diamonds have led the way, growing by well over 300 percent on average and outperforming most other asset classes in the same period.

COLOR In diamonds, rarity equals value. With diamonds in the normal range, value is based on the absence of color, because colorless diamonds are the rarest. With fancy color diamonds — the ones outside the normal color range — the rarest and most valuable colors are saturated reds, pinks, blues and greens. In all cases, even very slight color differences can have a big impact on value. Compared to fancy yellows and browns, diamonds with a noticeable hint of any other hue are considerably more rare. Even in light tones and weak saturation, as long as they show color in the face-up position, they qualify as fancy colors. Red, green and blue diamonds with medium to dark tones and moderate saturations are extremely rare.

As global financial markets continue to demonstrate volatility and instability, affluent collectors and investors around the world are acquiring natural color diamonds to protect their wealth, and to transfer it from one generation to the next. Meanwhile, as demand rises, the earth’s supply of fancy color diamonds is dwindling: The Cullinan Mine in South Africa is today the only important source of blue diamonds; Australia’s Ellendale Mine, a main source of yellows, has recently ceased production; and Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine in Western Australia, the source of most pink diamonds, is scheduled to close by 2020. CLARITY With fancy color diamonds, color is the dominant value factor. Even diamonds with numerous inclusions that result in a low clarity grade are prized by connoisseurs if they display attractive face-up color. Of course, inclusions that threaten the gem’s durability can lower a fancy color diamond’s value significantly. Fancy color diamonds can exhibit color graining, which is considered an inclusion. CUT Size and shape are two aspects of cut that can influence diamond color. The larger a diamond is, or the deeper its pavilion, the farther light can travel in it. This can often lead to a richer, more intense color. C A R AT W E I G H T As with diamonds in the normal D-to-Z color range, large fancy color diamonds are rarer and more valuable than small ones.


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A guide to 2018’s most important dress trends, offering something for every bride’s unique style.

ther than selecting a groom, few decisions are more fraught than what a bride will wear on her wedding day. Two things can help: a head start on choosing a dress (ideally six to eight months) and staying true to your tastes.

C L A S S I C CO M E B AC K This season features a marked return to a traditional 1950s and 1960s influence. “Think Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy,” says Yumi Katsura’s creative director, Paulette Cleghorn. Look for understated, classic silhouettes that are “more tailored, more structured,” she says. Cristina DeMarco, VP of New York’s Bridal Reflections, agrees. “Girls are looking to bring back the romance of the A-line, off-the-shoulder and cap sleeve.” Trending: fit-and-flare rather than trumpet skirts, and classic boatneck and Bardot necklines. Detachable trains or fuller skirts take a sheath gown from ceremony to reception. Substantial fabrics such as heavy satins and silk failles suit these styles. Complete the look with a sparkly brooch or modern pearl jewelry that’s a step up from simple strands.

This season’s offerings prove VERSATILITY

is the key to freedom. Cathedral veils are back, decorated with lace borders or scattered with pearls or crystals. “It allows the gown to feel grand, but once removed, softens the dress,” says DeMarco. Ultra-sheerness of the tulle provides a “cleaner, longer, more fluid line,” adds Cleghorn. Statement alternatives for the more daring bride abound, including high-neck designs, short dresses, separates and even one-piece pantsuits. Fringe, fur, pleats, cascading center ruffles and silk swirls replace layered looks. Capelets and capes, open-gauntlet hand coverings and gloves of all kinds add drama. Shoulder-sweeping fringe earrings or a bold choker are the perfect on-trend jewelry elements to round out these looks. “Brides today are just more free,” concludes Cleghorn. This season’s offerings prove versatility is the key to freedom. B Y L A U R I E S C H E C H T E R

M A K E M E B LU S H Darker ivories, blush, champagne and nude are becoming more popular. The depth of color, “when combined with lace, allows the lace to become more vibrant,” notes DeMarco. Consider a warm yellow or rose gold wedding band to complement these sweet shades.

AT T E N T I O N TO D E TA I L Details take center stage, especially black accents and 3D floral appliques. The bow, whether thin or oversized, steps out on sleeves and waists. Note the plethora of sleeve choices— full-length, cap and flutter all feel fresh. On-trend too: the plunge neckline, often made more demure with illusion tulle. Steer clear of necklaces here to let your décolletage take center stage; try oversized floral studs or a vine-like cuff.




top 10 2. CLIMATE CHANGE Sustainability and ingredient transparency: these are the new norms. Honest Beauty Magic Balm blends organic fruit and botanical oils to soften and soothe, plus donates to help fund access to safe products and advances in research education.

6. SENSORIAL JOURNEY Somerset House’s recent London exhibition, “A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent,” explored the emotional connection that is a burgeoning trend in the luxury beauty category. Search for fragrances that evoke unexpected places or moments.


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3. NO MAKEUP MAKEUP “Flawless but bare,” #iwokeuplikethis and #nomakeup are all trending. Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen “gives skin a fresh, healthy, no-makeup look with a soft hint of color,” says Mercier.

5. BODY & MIND 4. GLOWING COMPLEXION “Strobing” means to highlight with light only—think dewy glow. Shiseido’s Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 synchronizes throughout the day to maintain an all-day luminous finish. By Terry Glow-Expert Duo Stick claims to be the ultimate strobing tool, a three-inone blush, bronzer, highlighter with integrated blending brush.

Fully reconnect body and mind through experiential elements. Two years in development, Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm uses sublime texture, distinctive aromatics and a spa experience to relax you and your skin.

Your virtual beauty assistant is in with step-by-step tutorials based on your face, features and skin type. The Wow How app uses a virtual beautician and augmented reality to teach makeup applications that enhance your features prior to buying from affiliated retailers.

8. MULTITASKING Time savers for active women are in demand. Take Shiseido’s Sports WetForce, a sunscreen and makeup in one that uses an innovative technology to cause the sunscreen’s SPF 50+ UV protection to become even more effective when exposed to water or perspiration for 30 minutes.

9. SALT THERAPY Himalayan Dry Salt Therapy at Breathe Salt Rooms aims to improve respiratory systems, skin conditions and overall wellness. The Cove at the Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho boasts granite-lined heated saltwater pools to immerse you in the stuff.

10. THICK BROWS To grow them, Fernanda Lacerda of NYC’s Maria Bonita Salon & Spa and MB45 Studio recommends regularly visiting an eyebrow guru and using an eyelash booster on your brows. Microblading, a form of tattooing and a popular alternative, should be carefully considered with pre- and postprocedures followed closely. “Look at tons of pictures, client recommendations and reviews before you commit,” Lacerda advises.


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Explore the little luxuries the world has to offer.

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There’s flying first class and then there’s truly getting the first-class treatment. London’s Heathrow Airport has recently introduced Heathrow VIP for passengers who are traveling in first or business class. This ultra-luxe service includes an exclusive entrance to the airport, concierge service, a private lounge for up to 12 guests decorated by Helen Green and featuring food-anddrink options by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, along with private security screening within the lounge and a private car that will take you directly from the lounge to your aircraft at boarding time. What a way to go!

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Doing your part for the environment while also doing something nice for your home is a true win-win situation. So why not sign up for San Francisco-based Coyuchi’s new Coyuchi for Life luxury linens subscription service? This unique program not only provides customers with new GOTS-certified organic sheets, towels and duvets regularly (you can choose whether to have them sent every 6, 12 or 24 months), but also allows you to send back your old ones, which will be renewed or upcycled for other purposes and attain a new life of their own. It’s one way to guarantee you’ll have sweet dreams.



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Iceland is already a popular vacation destination, but this cold-weather spot is about to get even hotter. In early 2018, the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland, a new resort deep within moss-covered lava fields and surrounded by the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon, will open its doors. The Retreat will feature 62 elegant suites each with a floor-to-ceiling window and terrace, a state-of-the-art spa offering dry heat, steam heat, in-water treatments and more, and the Moss Restaurant, where every dish will be locally sourced and based on the reinvention of Iceland’s culinary heritage, and where your wines will be brought up from an underground cellar forged deep in the centuries-old lava. Finally, guests can partake in a variety of adventure experiences including visiting black sand beaches, lava hiking in a lunar environment and private Northern Lights viewing tours.


Shoe icon Manolo Blahnik is one of New York City’s most revered citizens, in part due to his iconic association with HBO’s Sex and the City. But for a double dose of the artisan’s genius this fall, you’ll have to head to another city: Prague, Czechoslovakia. Together with Preciosa, the leading manufacturer and global supplier of Bohemian crystal, Blahnik has created a one-of-a-kind shoe, embellished with fuchsia pompoms and more than 100 crystal chandelier trimmings, that is on display at the Preciosa flagship store in Old Town Prague. Meanwhile, a comprehensive tribute to his life’s work, The Art of Shoes, is making a stop at Museum Kampa through November. Guest-curated by Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz and made up of six thematic sections (Nature, Gala, Art and Architecture, Heart, Geography, and Materials), the retrospective gives visitors a kaleidoscopic view of Blahnik’s creative path as shown by an impressive collection of 80 drawings and 200 shoes that represent nearly 50 years of his work as a stylist and designer. Prepare to be dazzled. BY BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON


cathy’s recipe

Serves 4 You can easily double this recipe to serve 8. If you’d like you can also bake it in the oven at 350˚ for about 10 minutes; just check for doneness. To change this up I sometimes put the salmon on a bed of rice with spinach mixed in instead of the arugula. This dish looks absolutely stunning on a white plate. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I like Frank’s RedHot) 1 tablespoon maple syrup ¼ teaspoon paprika 3 tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 5-ounce package baby arugula 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced 2 carrots, thinly sliced Vegetable oil, for brushing 4 5-ounce skinless salmon fillets (about 1-inch thick) Freshly ground pepper Kosher salt 1. Make the sauce: Combine the butter, hot sauce, maple syrup, paprika and a pinch of salt in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave until butter melts, about 30 seconds. Whisk to combine. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium 2. Whisk the bleu cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of water, 2 tablespoons prepared sauce and ¾ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add the arugula, celery and carrots and set aside (do not toss). 3. Brush the grill with vegetable oil. Cut small slashes in the top of the salmon. Season the salmon with salt. Grill, brushing occasionally with the sauce, until marked and just cooked through (about 4 minutes per side). 4. Toss the salad and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with the salmon and the hot sauce mixture drizzled on top.



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Gift of Time


tirelessly to build a sanctuary for his mission church on Long Island. The watch, which bears an inscription from 1957, is from the only banker who would lend the reverend money for the construction. “I wear my Rolex every day,” says Hinsch, “but when I go to church, it’s always the Wittnauer.” It’s not uncommon for a watch’s story to span generations, even when it just involves digging it out of storage and getting it running again. Take Maxwell Raymond Rich, a 26-year-old attorney in Manhattan. In 1956, his grandfather rewarded himself for his hard work as a stockbroker with a goldplated Omega Seamaster Automatic. Five years later he found himself with a wife and bouncing baby boy. When Rich was set to graduate law school, he, too, decided to reward himself and began talking about buying a watch. That’s when his mother remembered grandpa’s Omega stashed away in a box somewhere, forgotten for decades. “We decided that, in honor of my father’s upcoming 55th birthday, we should have the watch serviced and restored,” recounts Rich. “Omega sent it to Switzerland for six months, and the watch arrived a few days before his birthday. He loves telling the watch’s history and how it pays honor to his father. My brothers and I look at the watch as one of our few heirlooms from Grandfather.” (Hopefully they won’t have to fight over it!) You could say the value of the Omega—the sentimental value, that is—had been reappraised. And isn’t that the nature of younger generations: to value the things of their grandparents’ era, things that their parents deemed old-fashioned or even worthless? We should all aspire to be scrupulous reappraisers of all things in our lives, in an effort to fill them with as much beauty and meaning as possible. BY CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

ew luxury brands can create lifestyle marketing campaigns that rival the true stories of real people. Heirloom watches and jewelry pieces are often passed on with tales attached to them—sometimes banal, sometimes sparkling with romantic adventure. The term “sentimental value,” after all, is hardly a sentimental term, for it describes something very real. Some possessions are more valuable to us than their monetary worth would suggest because of the emotions and memories attached to them. That’s why, when we lose something with sentimental value, it really hurts the heart. “I went to Knox College, the same college my father did,” says Jack Dechow. “Right after I decided to attend, my father gave me a watch inscribed with the college’s crest that his parents had given him upon graduation. It was a simple gold watch with a metal band. I wore it a lot over the summer, but it was stolen out of my car the month before I embarked for campus. I really wish I still had it, so I’d have a tangible gift to remember my father and grandfather by when they inevitably pass.” Much has been noted about Millennials’ low interest in things like status logos and analog watches. But it turns out many in this generation value luxury heirlooms more than we expected. To own a fine piece is one thing, but to wear a fine piece with a tale behind it elevates it from mere status symbol and makes the wearer a storyteller. Dr. James Hinsch has a luxury watch of his own—a vintage Wittnauer—also a sentimental keepsake he takes out weekly. His father was a reverend who worked



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