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AVENUE FEBRUARY 2014

Studio 54 legend IAN SCHRAGER makes another splash in Miami

CANDY QUEEN Dylan Lauren on expanding her own empire

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CANDY QUEEN

Dylan Lauren is not only a modern-day Willy Wonka but a marketing genius who has forever changed the way little Manhattanites enjoy sugary treats. She’s expanded her eponymous Candy Bar to three locations beyond New York, including Miami, and her sweet empire shows no sign of slowing down.

by alexandria symonds photographs by arnaldo anaya

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SCHRAGER’S MOMENT

Studio 54 legend Ian Schrager is redefining oceanfront living with his upcoming project—The Residences at The Miami Beach EDITION.

by haley friedlich

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WHO’S THE NEXT MRS. ASTOR?

As New York City’s under-the-radar champions of philanthropy, these benevolent stalwarts devote their time and money to the city’s grandest cultural, medical and literary institutions and landmarks.

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IT’S ALL RELATIVE

Carlos Rosso, Related’s president of development, reveals how the group is shaking up Miami’s skyline.

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this page Dylan Lauren wears a Magenta Off the Shoulder Ruffle Front Gown by Ralph Lauren Collection. Available at Ralph Lauren, 888 Madison Avenue, 212.434.8000. White Diamond with Pink Sapphire Drop Boule Earrings and White Diamond with Pink Sapphire Boule Ring, both by de Grisogono. 824 Madison Avenue, 212.439.4220. Photographed by Arnaldo Anaya. Styled by Laura Solin-Valdina, NYCSTYLIST.

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The Veronica Beards Two of the freshest faces in fashion, sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard, are both married to sons of the artist Peter Beard; and together, the two Veronicas have combined their respective backgrounds in fashion and finance to launch one of the city’s hottest brands. Their eponymous fashion line is debuting in all the right places, and beyond the honor they’ve enjoyed as finalists for the CFDA awards, the duo are glamorous and amazing mothers (with eight children between them). They are the ones to watch on the fashion circuit.

Avenue’s Annual Best-Dressed List Our esteemed panel of fashion-minded judges weighs in on who are the most sartorially savvy citizens of our fine city.

Spring Fashion Shoot New York City Ballet dancers are springing into style: Troy Schumacher, founder of BalletCollective, and his fiancée Ashley Laracey bring our version of a Manhattan love story to life in the season’s fashion-forward trends.

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MIAMI HOTSPOTS

Our favorite locales in the two shopping destinations—Design District and Bal Harbour— heating up the chicest city in South Florida.

by haley friedlich

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UNREAL ESTATE

The first luxury hotel in Miami Beach, the Saxony, is being reborn—and is already attracting New York’s financial and cultural elite.

by michael gross

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POSTCARDS FROM . . .

Viceroy Hotel Group’s Bill Walshe takes us on a journey through the Middle East.

by haley friedlich

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SOCIAL SAFARI

Europe’s royals hit the slopes of Gstaad with Valentino, Madonna and, of course, R. Couri Hay.

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WORLD ACCORDING TO . . .

Britain’s grand dame of retail, Lady Tina Green, reveals her favorite spots in and around Miami.

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The best parties of the month, including the Girls premiere at Lincoln Center, a holiday fête with the Ronson-Dexter-Jones clan and more. A look at what’s on view at museums, galleries and auction houses.

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letter from the editor

KEITH MAJOR

Dear Readers,

“Miami is definitely having a renaissance moment.”

WELCOME TO OUR Miami issue. Instead of suffering through the throes of winter weather, AVENUE has decided to leave the chilly city behind to drop in on our friends way down south. I’ve always loved visiting Miami for the weekend. The nightlife is always fantastic, but now the daytime has finally caught up. From new openings in the Miami Design District, to amazing places to shop and eat, Miami is definitely having a renaissance moment. As Haley Friedlich discovers interviewing Ian Schrager about his new hotel and residential venture, the EDITION, to Michael Gross’s story of the reinvention of the Saxony, there are so many great places to stay. When we learned that Dylan Lauren opened an eponymous store in Miami, we knew that it was the perfect moment to ask her to be on our cover. Dylan Lauren is one of those people who makes it all look easy. Willowy and tousled-haired, she navigated her way around our shoot being extremely polite to everyone she came in contact with. If I were to use one adjective to describe Dylan, it would be gracious. I imagine that everyone who has worked directly with her at Dylan’s Candy Bar would want to emphasize her courtesy, both professional and personal. It can’t be easy being the daughter of one of the most successful men in the retail world today. But Dylan has navigated her way through the rocky shoals of being an heir to one of the greatest fortunes in fashion, as well as founding and growing her own company to such a degree that it makes you wonder if there really is a “retail” gene in her family. Determined to make her own way while still lending an ear to her father’s instruction, Dylan has had the best of both worlds: a skilled mentor to guide her and the wiggle room to grow her brand at the pace that suits her company best. Daisy Prince

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‘TIS THE SEASON Charlotte Ronson and RadioShack host a holiday party to benefit Honor Vitae

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DRAWING A CROWD John Demsey and Kelly Bensimon

Salon John Demsey toasts artist Donald Robertson with a cocktail party at his home

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LACED WITH CHEER New Yorkers For Children and La Perla host holiday cocktail event to benefit youth in foster care

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ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE The Lung Cancer Research Foundation hosts its Eighth Annual Awareness Luncheon

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Lynne Tarnapol and Dr. Jim Dougherty


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GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS

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HBO and The Cinema Society host a screening for Season 3 of Girls at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater

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edia magnates and fashionistas flocked to Lincoln Center for the Season 3 premiere of HBO’s hit show, Girls. Arianna Huffington, Anna Wintour and Brian Williams walked the red carpet before taking a seat alongside Nicky Hilton, Stacey Bendet and Cynthia Rowley. Star Lena Dunham paid tribute to the cast and crew before introducing episodes 1, 2 and 7. In barefeet, she reassured the crowd that the latter episode wouldn’t spoil the fun. “This isn’t The Wire,” she joked. Afterwards, guests made their way to the nearby Allen Room for a star-studded, subway-themed bash that did not disappoint.

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HOLIDAY ON THE BEACH AVENUE on the Beach fêtes the holidays in the Hamptons at c/o The Maidstone

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love getting happy New Year cards, as late as possible. It takes the heat off us late Christmas card senders and spreads the cheer, well into 2014. And January and February in New York City need all the cheer they can get. So it was that Anne Hearst McInerney, Jay McInerney and George Farias’s annual holiday fete was, yes, a celebration of the season, but also a kickoff to all the things this exceedingly busy group has planned for 2014. Pity the poor partygoer who did not have a painting, book or empire building in the works. And, yes, there is some self-pity here. Donna Tartt, the toast of the literary world because of her new book The Goldfinch, postponed her return to Virginia to attend, and stayed late with her partner, Neal Guma. Daniel Boulud will of course be enticing our palates this year, but more importantly shared the news that he and his wife Katherine will be welcoming a new baby in the New Year. Richard Johnson and his wife Sessa told me they were happy to be back in New York, and love their new apartment in the old FBI building on the Upper East Side. I told him to look in the cubbyholes for old files and new scoops. Will Cotton and Rose Dergan were also there, and slipped the news to Amanda Hearst that his portrait of her would be her (not) surprise Christmas gift. David Salle and Hunt Slonem rounded out the artists’ circle. Robert Zimmerman sported a black eye that he said Capitol Hillers assumed was from a Republican and New Yorkers assumed was from plastic surgery. Neither was true, though Rudy and Judith Giuliani, also there, might’ve thought the former, and not disapproved. Cynthia McFadden seemed to be digging up the most fascinating stories, hopefully not about anyone present (unless it was to be a tribute), and Emily Rafferty 24 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014

Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson

Neal Guma and Donna Tartt

Annette Tapert Allen, Milly de Cabrol and Countess Elisabeth de Kergorlay

modestly accepted praise for the Met’s banner year and for the Jewels by JAR exhibit that had us all green with emerald envy (and other colors). Jay was happy to meet Kelly Rutherford, finally. Though he had had a few appearances on Gossip Girl, their roles and paths never crossed. Glenn Horowitz and Tracey Jackson were there with Paul Williams, with whom Tracey is co-authoring a book. Susan Stroman, fresh off the heels of Big Fish, described how she is now preparing to direct and choreograph Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway on, yes, Broadway. Roger Waters and Laurie Durning were catching their breath after his last, and last, record-breaking tour. Expect his opera to make its way from London here. In the edibles category, Elisabeth de Kergorlay made our mouths water and Gallic hearts ping as she described her new line of gourmet frozen food (think Picard), coming to the UES early this year. Binky Urban and Ken Auletta were there and indicated that they will give us much to read and discuss in the New Year. Pierre D’Arenburg (cuz, to me, Prince to you) arrived after a performance of The Magic Flute at the Met. Taki Theodoracopulos left early to prepare for his bacchanal at The Waverly the next night. John Demsey and his daughter Marie-Helene said they will be adopting two baby bulldogs to join their three cats. Now there’s a holiday card in the making. And Victoria Amory will tempt us with more yummy condiments, including piri piri sauces. Most exciting, Jay will publish his newest novel, continuing the story of Russell and Corrine Calloway, from Brightness Falls through The Good Life. It’s nice to have so many friends whose great accomplishments I can enjoy while popping bonbons on my chaise. ✦

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Feasting the Eyes This month’s selection of art and antiques on view, for sale and on stage

BONHAMS NEW YORK Feb. 12: Dogs in Show & Field: The Fine Art Sale 580 Madison Avenue 212.644.9001

HAUSER & WIRTH GALLERY Through Feb. 22: Josephson 32 East 69th Street 212.794.4970

CHRISTIE’S Feb. 13: Private and Iconic Feb. 19–20: Interiors Feb. 26: American Art 20 Rockefeller Plaza 212.636.2000 DOYLE NEW YORK Feb. 11: Doyle at Home Feb. 19: Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts 175 East 87th Street 212.427.2730

BASS MUSEUM OF ART Through Feb. 23: TIME Through March 16: Piotr Uklański: ESL 2100 Collins Avenue Miami Beach 305.673.7530

HAMMER GALLERIES Through Feb. 28: The Modern Muse 475 Park Avenue 212.644.4400

AUCTIONS

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM Through May 14: Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video Through Sept. 1: Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe 1071 Fifth Avenue 212.423.3500

MICHAEL WERNER GALLERY Through March 15: Markus Lupertz: Players Ball 4 East 77th Street 212.988.1623 Russian Bronze Figural Group After the model by Nikolai Lieberich, cast by the Woerffel foundry, late 19th century, to be auctioned at Doyle New York

SOTHEBY’S Feb. 6: Important Jewels 1334 York Avenue 212.606.7000

GALLERIES

WILLIAM SECORD GALLERY Feb. 8–March 15: Paintings of The Sporting Life 52 East 76th Street 212.249.0075

EXHIBITIONS AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM Through April 23: Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art 2 Lincoln Square 212.595.9533

John Emms, Jack Russell Terrier, 1894, oil on canvas, on view at William Secord Gallery

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Through May 18: Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral Through April 13: The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 1000 Fifth Avenue 212.535.7710

GAGOSIAN GALLERY Through Feb. 22: Richard Artschwager: No More Running Man; Y.Z. Kami: Paintings Through March 15: Richard Serra 980 Madison Avenue 212.744.2313

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Through April 21: Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New Through June 1: Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal 11 West 53rd Street 212.708.9400

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AQUAVELLA GALLERIES, INC. Feb. 28–April 11: Damian Loeb: “Sold” 18 East 79th Street 212.734.6300 DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY Feb.–March: Luis Gispert 2234 NW Second Avenue Miami Beach 305.573.8110

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Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Man and Mirror), 1990, gelatin silver print, on view at the Guggenheim

PEREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI Through Feb. 23: Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity Through March 16: Ai Weiwei: According to What? Through April 20: Project Gallery Yael Bartana Through May 25: Project Gallery: Hew Locke 1103 Biscayne Boulevard

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Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College presents

Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible february 16–may 18, 2014 Extraordinary small-scale canvases, rich with mysterious symbolism.

Now on national tour, visit Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY—the only East Coast venue where this highly-acclaimed exhibition will be on view. Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible is organized by the Menil Collection, Houston. The exhibition is generously supported by The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation; The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Ann and Henry Hamman; Bérengère Primat; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Baker Botts L.L.P.; Bank of America; Peter J. Fluor/K.C. Weiner; Christy and Lou Cushman; and the City of Houston. Support for the exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art is provided by Helen Stambler Neuberger and Jim Neuberger, the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and Purchase College Foundation.

above Forrest Bess Untitled, 1957, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Adam Kimmel

Fabulous at Forty!

The Neuberger Museum of Art celebrated its Ruby Anniversary—40 years of great art and education—at an elegant and festive benefit in November 2013, that drew hundreds. The Museum honored three outstanding individuals for their contributions to the community: Agnes Gund, noted philanthropist, modern and contemporary art collector, and civic leader; William M. Mooney, Jr., former banking executive and current president of the Westchester County Association; and Lynn Straus, pioneer in early childhood education.

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“Celebrating 40 Years” was chaired by Jim Neuberger and Helen Stambler Neuberger; Susan and James Dubin; and Lynn and Martin Halbfinger—all of Manhattan (pictured at right). All proceeds support the Neuberger Museum’s 40th Anniversary Season exhibitions and educational programs.


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¡Bienvenido a Miami! The Miami Design District is quickly becoming an epicenter for high style

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rt Basel’s soar in prominence over the past few years has positioned it as one of the must-attend art and social events of the year. As the glitterati descends upon the once industry-only Design District for art shows and after-parties, the neighborhood’s offerings are quickly catching up to speed with its increasingly glamorous inhabitants and visitors. Marni arrived just in time for Basel 2008 and Louboutin did the same in 2009. The idea worked and now, each year as Basel creeps closer, fancy and fabulous doors fly open along the NE 40th Street corridor. Joining denizens like Maison Martin Margiela, the past couple of years the Design District has welcomed the following . . .

space features literally everything: women’s ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, swimwear, luxury handbags, a menswear collection, accessories collections, furniture, tableware and the brand's coveted, classic silk fashion accessories.

CÉLINE 191 NE 40th Street Miami, Florida 305.866.1888 The Miami location is one of three Céline outposts in America. Here, you will find the French design house's handbags, footwear, women’s ready-to-wear collection and, of course, a variety of the cult Céline Luggage Totes.

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170 NE 40th Street Miami, Florida Fendi Casa 305.573.1366 This outpost is characterized by its experimental and experiential retail environment. The storefront is covered by EMILIO PUCCI an original work by the graffiti artist Marquis 155 NE 40th Street Lewis. The main entrance opens into a Travel Miami, Florida Room, featuring a range of classic trunks, 305.576.1830 luggage, and travel-specific accessories. The The Miami Design District boutique features Art ground floor houses a curated selection of Deco-era pastels and tropical hues that echo men’s and women’s leather goods, ready-toPucci’s signature prints; renowned French wear, fashion jewelry and eyewear. For a more architect Joseph Dirand designed this store. exclusive, personalized experience, head up to the second floor salon. Hermès

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PRADA 180 NE 40th Street Miami, Florida 305.438.2280 Just like the brand, this outpost is minimalist, modern and timeless. You’ll find Prada’s classic Saffiano leather and Miuccia’s iconic black nylon in a range of handbags.

AGNONA 150 NE 40th Street Miami, Florida 305.571.8018 In the sole freestanding Agnona store in the United States, you’ll find racks of luxury fibers like alpaca, cashmere, silk and vicuna from creative director Stefano Pilati, formerly of YSL at the company's helm.

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BERLUTI 161 NE 40th Street Miami, Florida 305.573.4170 This Miami location is Berluti’s second shop in the U.S. and first to offer Berluti’s full line of luxury leather goods and ready-to-wear collection.

Only one in Miami CARTIER 151 NE 40th Street Miami, Florida 305.864.8793 This Cartier location is the sole freestanding Cartier boutique in Miami. It houses the storied brand's high jewelry creations, watches and other luxury accessories, while diamond baubles sparkle out of the windows of the bronze storefront. 32 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014

FENDI CASA 90 NE 39th Street Miami, Florida 305.438.1660 This brand was created in 1989 with the aim of “dressing up” rooms with incredible fashion details similar to that of FENDI clothes and accessories; its home-wear collection ranges from contemporary to classic. Luxury Living in the Miami Design District is an exclusive retailer for FENDI CASA.

These won’t be the new kids on the block for long; the Design District is confirmed to be adding Zegna, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bulgari, De Beers, Burberry, Valentino, Fendi, Harry Winston, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Van Cleef & Arpels, Dolce & Gabbana and more.

HERMÈS 175 NE 40th Street Miami, Florida 305.868.0118 Hermès traded in its Bal Harbour digs for more than twice the square footage. This sprawling

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Good Ol' Faithful 9700 Collins Avenue remains home to some of our favorite Miami locales

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Shop ʼtil you drop BRIONI 305.868.9399 Brioni is world-renowned for excellence in quality and master tailoring. Suits can be customized from blends of cashmere, chinchilla, vicuna, pashmina and silk. Brioni has also developed wool with chipped diamonds into the fabric, gold stitching and platinum stitching— pure sartorial power; its Bal Harbour location features diamond-pattern wall accents and floorto-ceiling mirrors, and dark wood finishes that give the store a rugged, masculine glamour.

CHOPARD 305.868.8626 The Bal Harbour location of this worldrenowned Swiss luxury house, known for its legendary Haute Joaillerie creations and innovative timepieces, is a lesson in classic glamour: wall-to-wall glass displays, warm lighting, luxurious red velvet upholstery and light wood paneling. Oh . . . and the jewels.

DE GRISOGONO 305.865.8765 The Bal Harbour boutique is de Grisogono’s second U.S. location, adding to its New York store located on Madison Avenue. The Swiss brand recently celebrated its 20th birthday at the Bal Harbour location.

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305.867.7590 Refined, elegant, worldly; this is couture fit for a fashion monarch (like Herrera, herself); you’ll find floor-sweeping gala gowns, ladylike trouser suits and her signature cuffed crisp, white shirts. The Bal Harbour location is colorful like Miami—bold, striped sofas are flanked by warm wood paneling and accents of Herrera’s signature red, jewel tone bags and party dresses.

305.861.1515 The Bal Harbour shop imbibes a minimalistic, museum aesthetic; items are arranged in floor-to-ceiling display shelves, backlit by recessed lighting, which pops against the store’s dark wall paneling. As always, the Italian fashion house is particularly noted for impeccable menswear and designs with clean, tailored lines.

CHANEL 305.868.0550 This 20 year-old Bal Harbour location has been newly redesigned with floor-to-ceiling display windows, and a black and white color scheme inspired by Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment. The Maison called in celebrated architect Peter Marino for the massive makeover. Highlights include a Marc Swanson Swarovski-covered buck sculpture, faux fireplace lined with raw crystal rocks, tweed- covered furnishings and quilted leather pillows. 34 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014

INTERMIX 305.993.1232 The store features an exciting, curated mix of the most sought-after styles from fashion’s top designer and contemporary labels and emerging talents. The Bal Harbour store features a collection of coveted designers, including unique and exclusive designer collaborations–Herve Leger, Ohne Titel, Missoni, Proenza Schouler and Jerome Rouseeau, to name a few.

LA PERLA 305.864.3173 Highly necessary for all Miami wardrobes; this Bal Harbour boutique houses the entire La Perla corsetry collection and La Perla Mare swimwear year-round. The location also features exclusive pieces from La Perla, as well as the Jean Paul Gaultier Collection Createur.

GRAFF DIAMONDS 305.993.1212 Another masterpiece from renowned architect Peter Marino, Graff uses classic materials like French walnut and Greek marble. The façade is constructed with limestone and accented with a bronze window wall and decorative screens—creating an arched entry into the stunning interiors and an intimate showcase of Graff’s stunning gems and diamonds.

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RALPH LAUREN 305.861.2059 When the time-honored aesthetic of East Coast Ivy League casual meets proper English, what else can you expect? The Bal Harbour store is a continuation of Ralph Lauren’s traditional, luxurious aesthetic, featuring ample doses of Ralph Lauren blue, preppy slip-ons and whitewashed furniture. ✦


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The Faena team has collected vintage images of the landmark Saxony Hotel. Below: The ocean-side swimming pool.

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The Saxony, the first luxury hotel on Miami Beach, is being reborn as its latest—and is already attracting New York’s financial and cultural elite. The more things change, the more they stay the same

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ith contracts signed by a cast of condo buyers said to include Lloyd Blankfein, Leon Black and Larry Gagosian, the Faena Miami Beach has arrived—even if it’s yet to open. The six-block development between Collins Avenue and Indian Creek will eventually include an 18-story apartment house designed by Foster + Partners and an arts center, shopping, marina and parking, all designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA. Three pre-existing structures will be incorporated into the complex. One of them, The Saxony, is a landmark hotel being re-designed by the filmmakers Baz Luhrmann and costume and set designer Catherine Martin, his wife and partner. It’s being re-christened the “Faena Saxony Hotel” by project partners Alan Faena, a former Argentine garmento, and Len Blavatnik, the Soviet Union-born, Harvard-educated financier and philanthropist. The group’s intention: to anchor the complex firmly in the resort’s glamorous history. Their creation “will change Miami Beach forever,” vows Faena, with “the vision and the quality and the level and the size of the project and the minds behind it and their way of thinking—mixing music, culture and the arts to create a unique place in the world.” 36 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014

The reborn hotel (which will include two floors of luxe apartments) is also a powerful reminder of the resort’s glory days. Its namesake, Chicagoan George Sax, got his start manufacturing punchboards, which were the semi-legal, early 20th century equivalent of today’s lottery and a big source of income for that city’s famous mob. Sax then invented drive-through banking and just after World War II, built the Saxony. Designed by Roy France, another relocated Chicagoan and architect of dozens of Miami hotels, the Saxony was an instant Miami Modern landmark and the progenitor of such later and nowbetter-known hostelries as the Fontainebleau, Eden Roc and Doral. The 246-room Saxony was built in nine breakneck months, at a cost of $5.5 million, and opened in June 1949, boasting what was then a novelty for Miami: air conditioning. Other prominent features were a swimming pool, installed on the hotel’s 600 feet of ocean frontage, as well as a palm garden and what were billed as “Hollywood-style” bathrooms with disappearing toothbrush holders. The best rooms, which had curving Art Deco terraces, could be had for $50 a night. A publicity hound and inveterate innovator, Sax, who occupied a triplex penthouse, kept upping his game. In 1950, when live shows in beach hotels were legalized, he boasted that only his had three bands


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MIAMI’S SIX-SQUARE-BLOCK FAENA SAXONY COMPLEX WILL INCLUDE NEW BUILDINGS DESIGNED BY FOSTER + PARTNERS AND REM KOOLHAAS. THE LANDMARK SAXONY HOTEL, THOUGH RE-DESIGNED BY THE MARRIED FILMMAKERS BAZ LUHRMANN AND CATHERINE MARTIN, WILL STILL BE A POWERFUL REMINDER OF THE RESORT’S GLORY DAYS. Clockwise from above left: A view of the Faena Saxony lobby as re-imagined by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin; the Saxony coat of arms; the project’s launch party during Art Basel 2013; a vintage Saxony brochure.

playing simultaneously. Sax also installed the first hotel stock ticker and brokerage office on the beach, and expanded by adding 100 seats to his Ye Noshery coffee shop and by doubling the size of the Shell-iMar supper club. Scandal brushed the Saxony in 1951 when a congressional investigation into a federal loan-making corporation revealed that that company had financed the hotel, and that it returned the favor with free rooms and jobs for politicians, including an aide to President Harry Truman. In 1956, Sax added 100 more rooms and yet another nightclub, this one served by an all-glass elevator ascending the hotel’s exterior. The investigation did hurt The Saxony, but inevitably, it was eclipsed. In 1958, it offered only a Geisha Girl Revue with “16 (count ’em) 16 pulse-pounding Poor Butterflies,” while just up Collins Avenue, Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Durante were playing the Fontainbleau. A year later, Sax sold the place for $6 million, only to buy it back after it went bankrupt, for $4.575 million. What to do next? he must have wondered. Expand, refurbish, and open again with a bigger pool, a shopping arcade, and a Polynesian area he named Oolooloo complete with a luau pit. It was staffed by 100 saronged girls, of course. In 1961, Morris Lansburgh, a distiller’s son who’d bought up a batch of beach hotels, added the Saxony to his holdings, and then created a Cavalcade of Stars, an all-star review open only to guests at his many hotels and held at one of them, the Deauville. Performers ran the gamut from Sophie Tucker and Liberace to Dick Gregory and Allan “My Son the Folksinger” Sherman. In 1968, the entertainment included Diana Ross and Sonny and Cher. Four years later, though, when delegates to the Republican National Convention were in residence, protestors upstaged the pop stars. By then, the Saxony had fallen far from luxury, and in 1974, Lansburgh sold it to a group running strictly kosher hotels for observant Jews, adding efficiency units for long-term residents. 38 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014

A quarter century later, Miami Beach had been reinvented and rediscovered, but its “shtetl by the sea,” as the New York Times called it, had shriveled; the Saxony was the last kosher resort standing when it celebrated its last seder and was sold for $64 million to a pair of developers from Texas and Tampa, who’d borrowed that and $5 million more, at 16 percent interest. In 2006, those developers sold a majority interest to Ugo Colombo, a Milanese investor; Flavio Briatore, the Italian businessman and Formula 1 team manager who fathered one of Heidi Klum’s babies; and their friends, the Cipriani family. With great fanfare that group announced plans to open Cipriani Ocean Resort and Club Residences, a hotel and condo. Two years later, Len Blavatnick gave that group a $172 million construction finance loan. But the project floundered and in 2010, Blavatnik took over as co-developer. “The market cratered, financing dried up and we made a decision,” says one of the original developers, Ron Weisser. “Len said, ‘I’ll take you guys out and wait.’ He had more patience than we had.” Blavatnik also had the funds to buy several more parcels, including the adjacent Atlantic and Versailles hotels, greatly enlarging the project’s footprint. Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, who are also among the current developers, vow to respect both the past—of Miami Beach and the hotel’s high Deco style—and the modern vision of Blavatnik and Faena (whose first project, Faena Buenos Aires, was designed by Philippe Starck) as they create the 21st century Saxony. “If we were to slavishly recreate the interiors,” Martin says, “we wouldn’t be doing justice to Faena,” whose style, she says, is to “keep you enthralled. Instead, says Martin, the group is taking cues from the original architecture, and seeking a design that’s “neither vintage nor brand new, but authentic and amusing, not a literal translation.” So . . . goodbye Oolooloo area. Hello, Tango cabaret and Argentine barbeque. Everything old is new again. ✦


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The Whole

PACKAGE Inspired by her famous father, but determined to forge her own path, Dylan Lauren set out to create a colorful candyfueled empire. More than a decade later, she’s a modernday Willy Wonka.

by Alexandria Symonds photographed by Arnaldo Anaya

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Jake Merrill, Nathan Stephen and Matt Occhuizzo ■ style assistance by Stacey Spencer, Alexis Ambrosino and Whitney Whitten Shot on location at 150 East 72nd Street, a Macklowe property represented by Sotheby’s International Realty Lauren wears her own yellow halter swimsuit. Pineapple Caridad Beaded Skirt by Ralph Lauren Blue Label. Available at Ralph Lauren, 888 Madison Avenue, 212.434.8000. Latenite Pale Gold Specchio Heel by Stuart Weitzman, 625 Madison Avenue, 212.750.2555. Yellow Galuchat Cuff Bracelet with blackened gold and white diamond motifs by de Grisogono, 824 Madison Avenue, 212.439.4220. Belt is Lauren’s own. FEBRUARY 2014 • AVENUE MAGAZINE | 43


Lauren wears a Green Silk One Shoulder Gown and earrings by Ralph Lauren Collection. Available at Ralph Lauren, 888 Madison Avenue, 212.434.8000. Chandelier earrings and bracelet are Lauren’s own, and belt is stylist’s own. 44 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014


Dylan Lauren, the creator of Dylan’s Candy Bar and daughter of retail titan Ralph Lauren, isn’t sure exactly how many times each day she says the word “candy.” “It’s like someone else’s version of ‘um,’ ” she says with a laugh, over coffee on a chilly winter morning. “I’m like, ‘candy.’ ” By now, it’s common knowledge that sugar runs through Lauren’s veins—and has made her a tremendous success. The original flagship location of her eponymous Upper East Side candy store-cum-art gallery-cum-cocktail lounge, Dylan’s Candy Bar, is now, at 15,000 square feet, the largest candy store in the world. Not only does the business stock over seven thousand different kinds of candy, it employs over 250 people. Lauren has also opened three additional locations—on fashionable Lincoln Road in South Beach, Miami, as well as in Los Angeles and East Hampton—and made plans to further expand internationally in the coming years. She’s as closely associated with candy as her father, Ralph Lauren, is with polo ponies. Her mother, Ricky, is similarly creative, and an author, photographer and artist in her own right. “My parents were never like, ‘No candy for you,’” Lauren says with a smile. “My mom had a sweet tooth, and still does, although she’s a little more of a chocolate person.” (This, as it turns out, is a useful distinction. In Lauren’s purview, candy preference says a lot about a person: she’s a gummy gal, herself.) What might not be immediately apparent to those who don’t know Lauren is that the draw of candy, for her, isn’t solely or even primarily based in its taste. Rather, Lauren loves the whole gestalt of candy, because, she says, it relies on the four other senses as much as the obvious one of taste. As she told Vogue’s André Leon Talley, she wants to create her own “Disneyland of candy.” It’s that kind of big-picture thinking that has set Dylan’s Candy Bar apart from any other store of its kind. Lauren is resolute in her commitment to create a start-to-finish experience for her customers that reflects her own vision. “Every fixture and image in Dylan’s stores is deeply rooted in her vision: fusing her love of candy and colors with her passions for art, culture and fashion,” says Nicole Levinson, a close friend since she and Lauren were in high school. “To be in Dylan’s Candy Bar is to see and be a part of a visual story about Dylan’s personal life. “Everything in Dylan’s stores has a purpose and a deep meaning.” Though Lauren sometimes refers to herself as an entrepreneur, she more often describes herself as a creative type for whom the aesthetic aspects of her job are what thrills her most: “I love what I do because it doesn’t feel like work,” she says, waxing poetic about trade shows, her designs for the handbags in her LeSportsac collaboration, her meetings with architects to discuss layouts for future stores. “I eat candy, I look at candy, I shop for candy. Everything about that is what I’d be doing anyway. “I am totally my [own] customer,” she adds. “I love that it allows me to be creative, because I feel like I am an artist.” Those who know Lauren best recognize her as a true original. “Dylan’s world is not influenced by her peers or colleagues,” Levinson says. “Dylan loves bright colors, candy, Willy Wonka, wombats and bunnies, and does not care about how cool or uncool her passions are. That is pretty freaking cool.” Growing up, Lauren explains, she collected candy—and, sometimes didn’t even eat it, preferring to admire the packaging and display it in her room. “I had literally shelves and shelves of product from around the world that I just think is beautiful stuff,” she says. “I’ve always loved the Charleston Chew bars’ bright, bold graphics, or Bazooka’s red, white and blue.” She made mosaic tables out of gumballs and Nerds; she découpaged picture frames with candy wrappers and gave them as gifts to friends. The interior of the Candy Bar on Third Avenue is a triumph in visual merchandising—a kaleidoscope of color, meticulously arranged, endlessly stimulating without becoming overwhelming. It’s also a testament to Lauren’s eye for presentation. And she’s not done yet, but instead is constantly, instinctively, on the lookout. Midway through our interview, Lauren excuses herself for a moment. “I have to take a picture of this guy’s shoes!” she exclaims. “This is so random—my husband has been looking for a pair of shoes, and that guy’s wearing them!” She jumps up and maneuvers her way through the busy morning coffee line, snapping the desired photo while exuding the kind of easy, effortless charm that makes it impossible for the shoe guy she’s stalking to object. Most people, at 8:30 on a weekday morning, don’t have the wherewithal

“DYLAN’S STORES [ARE] DEEPLY ROOTED IN HER VISION: FUSING HER LOVE OF CANDY AND COLORS WITH HER PASSIONS FOR ART, CULTURE AND FASHION. TO BE IN DYLAN’S CANDY BAR IS TO SEE AND BE A PART OF A VISUAL STORY ABOUT DYLAN’S PERSONAL LIFE,” SAYS CLOSE FRIEND NICOLE LEVINSON.

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to pay much attention to their own shoes, let alone a pair, worn by a stranger, that happens to be just what a husband needs. But Dylan Lauren isn’t most people; her font of energy is boundless and fantastic to witness. And she confesses that her second-greatest fear, after violence, is lethargy. “If I’m tired, I get scared,” she says. “Like, ‘What’s wrong?’” Her physical self figures in, in another way: It seems like some kind of Faustian bargain that a woman who eats, sleeps, and breathes candy could pass for a spinning instructor. But in fact fitness is nearly as important to Lauren as candy is. On the morning we meet, she describes the workout she’ll be skipping off to afterwards as “an aerobic boot camp-meets-weight-training kind of thing. ”There’s a track with sleds and ropes,” she says of her assemblage of exercise elements the average gymgoer would frankly find terrifying. She has trained as a water-aerobics instructor and studied nutrition; and her diet—besides the inevitable candy breaks—is enviably healthy, with a strong emphasis on produce and lean protein. “And then I actually may do the stairmill later . . .” she adds casually, together with the kicker . . .“on which I’m on my BlackBerry, doing work.” Such multi-tasking is nothing new; it’s how she wrote her first book, Unwrap Your Sweet Life. That kind of focused determination came early for Lauren, who still counts her scholar-athlete status at Dalton (where she captained the tennis and volleyball teams and was class president three of four years) as one of her proudest achievements. Though she’s quick to qualify that her parents never put undue pressure on her to succeed, Lauren saw their own success—professional and artistic—as an inspiration to her even at a young age. “I think seeing that it’s possible to run your own business and execute your own creative vision was something that I was brought up with,” she says. “And everyone being an artist, having their own voice—no one was a doctor. I liked growing up with a father who had an office filled with color and textures and patterns, [being] surrounded by that.” Early on, Lauren’s parents saw that their daughter was destined for a life as imaginative as their own. “In terms of traits, Dylan’s creativity and artistic sensitivities have always been a huge part of who she is,” says her mother, Ricky. “As an adult, they have been essential to the success of her professional life.” That sense of creative inspiration—at this point, a mutual one—continues to inform the way Dylan, Ralph, Ricky, and Dylan’s two brothers relate. At family dinners, she explains, “It’s a lot of, ‘You should do this, why didn’t you think of this?’ [Dinners] feel like think tanks. If my uncle’s at the table, who’s in my dad’s business, he’s like, ‘Did you see the train show? Why don’t you do chocolate trains, going around?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, I should do that! How do I do that?’ “Literally, that might be next year’s theme. Then we’re like, ‘Dad, why don’t you do jeans that have this on the sides?’ Or my mom did a cookbook, it’s like, ‘Why wasn’t that in your cookbook?’ It’s very ideas and vision—aah!” Though her parents’ advice to “follow your gut; love what you’re doing, or else you won’t do well” was invaluable, Lauren was never much interested in inheriting her father’s business. “I feel like he has his own thing going. As much as I like the idea of fashion and design, my passion is really candy! It’s not clothing, it’s the color of clothing.” Still, she’ll happily acknowledge the influence her upbringing has had on her business. “Growing up in the fashion industry, and in New York City, my target is a person who loves fashion and clothing and who’s style-conscious. So they want a beautiful gift to give to someone, or they want to feel proud buying into a brand,” After Dalton, Lauren graduated from Duke. (“I have dreams, though, that I didn’t! I hate that!”) She was an art history major, she says, who found that the best thing about college was the time she spent away from it, studying abroad in London and Rome. The time away suited her: Like her parents, she wanted to be a leader in some capacity, rather than work her way up at someone else’s gallery or museum. At first, she aimed to open a gallery-lounge hybrid that could showcase new and emerging artists. “I spent a year going to nightclubs—really!” she says, laughing. But she wasn’t the stereotypical hard-partying heiress; her purpose in going out was “to look at the light fixtures and the

“SEEING THAT IT’S POSSIBLE TO RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND EXECUTE YOUR OWN CREATIVE VISION WAS SOMETHING THAT I WAS BROUGHT UP WITH,” LAUREN SAYS. “I LIKED GROWING UP WITH A FATHER WHO HAD AN OFFICE FILLED WITH COLOR AND TEXTURES AND PATTERNS, [BEING] SURROUNDED BY THAT.”

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wallpaper. I wanted a nightclub that had interesting furniture.” While pursuing a space for her club, she found that people kept asking her to help plan events in their own spaces—so many, in fact, that she started a business, Dylan’s Creative Events, to coordinate charity events and celebrations, including the launch of HBO’s Sex and the City. Soon enough, however, she noticed a pattern. “It kept coming back to candy, whether I was decorating the nightclub with candy, or the invitation, or the goody bag or the party favor,” she remembers. “It was just weird, and I got a little frustrated with the idea of living within the confines of a budget in an event space that I couldn’t decorate to be everything I wanted for my own space.” So she shifted and refined her focus; she would open a candy-centric gallery. Moreover, the gallery would showcase “the packaging I had collected and other people collected, and the pop art,” she says. “Whether it was what Jeff Koons does, or Andy Warhol, those pop artists make a lot of candy art that I kept seeing. And it sort of evolved into, ‘Do you know what? I love candy, I should just have it all in the store, just to help support the art.’ Which is very backwards!” She’d had her eye on a space on East 60th and Third Avenue for some time, and when the Sam Goody music store that had been there closed, she made her move—not without facing a little skepticism. “I took on big real estate; I started with 10,000 square feet,” she explains. “So it’s people [saying things] like, ‘Are you crazy? How are you going to sell gum balls and pay the rent?’ ” The business of Dylan’s Candy Bar, though, is so much more than gum balls. The shop is to a typical candy store what Disney World is to a county fair. (And at $13.99 a pound for bulk candy, a day there can get just as expensive.) By now, people know the store well. “Upstairs, we have these cupcake booths, where we have our vendor meetings,” Dylan says. “There’s always an excuse to go: We just launched doughnuts, and everyone’s like, ‘Let’s meet in the store!’ ” The store did face its share of challenges, one being plans were for it to open the week of September 11th, but Lauren ended up pushing the date back to December. Ever the optimist, Dylan believed the store would offer New Yorkers an escape when they needed it most. Clearly one of the things that delights Lauren most about her business is everything she’s able to do with it above and beyond selling gum balls. “We’re at Fashion Week; we did candy gowns for Project Runway; for Election Day we had mosaics made out of jelly beans of all the past presidents,” she says. “For Art Basel, in Miami, we have an artist doing gingerbread houses of major museums; he did a gingerbread house for MoMA and the Guggenheim.” She mentions, also, collaborations ranging from one with long-defunct brand Bonomo’s Turkish Taffy (an old favorite of her mother, which relaunched with the Candy Bar), to Hello Kitty, to The Wizard of Oz (1939) and the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) in celebration of their respective anniversaries this year. She’s particularly excited about the latter two works, both of which are longtime influences. “The Wizard of Oz—that movie inspired my store,” Lauren says. “It’s pretty amazing to be able to be like, ‘Oh, why don’t we do a yellow brick road chocolate bar? Or a ruby slipper rhinestone purse?’ ” But she’s got more on her mind than just imagining new kinds of candy. Lately, she’s been traveling a lot; besides the flagship store, she puts in face time at her three franchise locations, and particularly loves visiting the one in Miami: “It’s work, all day, but then at the end of the day, to know I can walk along the water and just digest…” The Florida shop, which opened a year ago at 801 Lincoln Road in a former Ghirardelli storefront, posed a new and exciting challenge: It’s the first to include a 70-seat outdoor café, with full food service, in addition to the full indoor bar and Chihuly-inspired lollipop-tree design centerpiece. Lauren is also staking out possible new Candy Bar outposts—nationally, San Francisco and Chicago are top prospects; and globally, possible locations include London, Japan, and Canada. “I’m hopping on planes left and right,” she says, but still finding time to enjoy the new Upper East Side apartment she’s recently moved into with Paul Arrouet, her husband of two-and–a-half years. He definitely knew his bride: He proposed, in Montauk, with pink roses—and Hershey’s Kisses. Lauren and Arrouet have talked about children, and about opening an animal shelter (Lauren is a passionate animal activist) together someday. But for now, this “Candy Queen” is still focused on her immediate dominion. “I want to build, one day, an even larger store that may have a theme park or something in it,” she says. She counts Walt Disney among her idols, as well as her parents, Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey. In other words—her words—people “who have developed an empire.” ✦

“THE WIZARD OF OZ—THAT MOVIE INSPIRED MY STORE,” LAUREN SAYS. “IT’S PRETTY AMAZING TO BE ABLE TO BE LIKE, ‘OH, WHY DON’T WE DO A YELLOW BRICK ROAD CHOCOLATE BAR? OR A RUBY SLIPPER RHINESTONE PURSE?’”

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Back Down South

Ian Schrager, the mastermind behind the Delano and the Shore Club, returns to Miami with the EDITION Hotel & Residences—an ultra-high-end, barefoot-chic, MiamiBeach cheese-resistant oasis aimed for the increasingly cultural “New Miami” by Haley Friedlich

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an Schrager’s Midas touch in the hospitality business is not up for debate. His intuitive grasp for popular culture and his bold demeanor have made him both an innovator and an authority in the field. His credits include opening the most sensational nightclub of all time, with Studio 54; fathering the boutique/lifestyle hotel, with the Morgans Hotel; and the urban resort with the Delano. He mastered the upscale residence, with 50 Gramercy Park North, and has pumped out notable projects like the Royalton, Paramount, Mondrian and Gramercy Park hotels and the the Herzog & de Meuron designed 40 Bond Street. He’s recently added two new hotel brands to his portfolio: PUBLIC—his own private brand, and EDITION: a joint global venture with Marriott International. We caught up with Schrager to talk about all things Studio 54, area code 305 and beyond.

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How did you go from practicing law to opening Studio 54 in 1977? I was Steve Rubell’s [Schrager’s late business partner] lawyer at the time. Steve kept saying to me, “Why would you want to be an advisor? Why wouldn’t you want to be a principal?” And around that time, nightclubs were taking over. When you used to be driving around at night, you’d see people waiting on line, basically getting abused while trying to get inside; and I thought that was a business that I wanted to be in. So I left the law practice and went into business with Steve and we opened up Studio 54. What did it feel like to have created such a cultural phenomenon with Studio 54? It was like holding onto a lightning bolt. Steve and I were two kids from Brooklyn and we didn’t really have any money and didn’t really know what we were doing, but all the forces of the universe came together at the right time in the right place. It exploded and we did something unique—like Woodstock. It was just like this phenomenon that happened. The sexual revolution was spreading its wings and there wasn’t anything you couldn’t do at night that you couldn’t get up the next day and walk away from.


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THERE WASN’T ANYTHING YOU COULDN’T DO AT NIGHT THAT YOU COULDN’T GET UP THE NEXT DAY AND WALK AWAY FROM.

What was your next venture? When we sold Studio 54, we sold it to a person who took out a lot of promissory notes, and when the person couldn’t pay his promissory notes, we traded those notes for an interest in a hotel—that’s how we got into the hotel business. It was happenstance. You’re credited with creating the concept for the boutique/lifestyle hotel—how did you recognize a need for that? When we did a nightclub, we weren’t trying to do the best nightclub in the world; we were trying to do the best nightclub we could do. The same was true with hotels. The Morgans Hotel was our first, and that really changed everything. We broke every rule in the book—we didn’t follow any structure or conventional wisdom, and I think it showed everybody what a hotel could be . . . it didn’t have to be formulaic or generic, and you really could do something [different] and people would respond. Why do you think the boutique hotel model resonates with people? I think in the same way that Steve Jobs saw that by taking a 52 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014

personal computer and re-imagining it as a unique product that makes an emotional connection [with the consumer]: These hotels are an experience. It’s fun and it lifts your spirits. For some reason the [traditional] hotel industry didn’t realize that; [so] we just thought, “Hey! Why not do a hotel that’s really fun to stay at, and you feel special when you’re in it?” And then residential developments followed? It’s funny: Residential is a logical progression for me. We started out with nightclubs (not so civilized), then hotels (more civilized), then residential (even more civilized!). With hotels the real work starts once you’re done building. With residential, once you’ve finished building it; you’re done. It’s all business. [No matter the project] my goal is always to do something visually arresting, as long as it’s not contrived and gratuitous. I feel that you can go in there with some originality and creativity and do something special.

I know you have the Miami EDITION—residences and hotel—opening next fall, so before we get into the details of that, can you tell us about your history in Miami, starting with the Delano? I’ve always loved Miami for kind of the obvious reason: It was the cheapest beachfront property in the world; it was within close proximity for millions of people; there was a multiplicity of flights. But with the advent of the airplane and the popularity of air travel, people started to fly over Miami and go to the Caribbean, and so it was declining. When we went to do the Delano on 17th Street, it was like Lebanon . . . although Lebanon is not too bad now! But it was terrible. What year was this? 1990. I just felt that [it would work] if you did a self-contained urban destination resort in the middle of the city, which had options at nighttime. The idea came to me from going to St. Barts, because you can go there and lie on the beach and have fun and be in a tropical paradise, but you have the option, if you want, to go out at night and to go to all the restaurants. I thought Miami could also offer that. It was out of favor at the time, which is always interesting to me, and it was a contrarian bet; we bought the hotel for $3 million. It just took off! And the Shore Club is yours now too? We took over the Shore Club—it had fallen in a bad way and we took it over and turned it


around. We couldn’t spend a lot of money on it; all we were able to do was put on some paint and style it and try to re-invigorate the public space. We did an outdoor nightclub and it became a fun place. We turned it around from a hotel that was losing money to one that became very, very profitable. So, the EDITION will be next? The EDITION is the next step . . . you know, with my “hotels to residential” philosophy. It’s a much more sophisticated physical site; when we did the Delano and the Shore Club, we were challenged to work within limited physical sites. The Delano was in a very narrow long place—nobody believed that we’d be able to turn that into something sexy; the Shore Club didn’t have a focal point: It was three buildings kind of joined together. The EDITION is on four acres, it’s like a little enclave right in the middle of the city, and because it’s surrounded by so many condominiums, I think it’s protected from that “cheesy factor” that’s often unavoidable in Miami Beach. Miami has always been a boom ‘n’ bust town, and a victim of its own success. I think that with the EDITION being insulated, we will really get to build the next generation—pick up where we left off at the Delano. What will be special about it? Everything. [For the hotel component] the rooms are really great and comfortable and they feel tropical, so it’s kind of barefoot chic. The public space is dynamic: lots of different venues for people to entertain themselves and for people to work. It’s planted very beautifully and we’ve been inspired by the Tropicana Nightclub in Cuba in the ’50s; like, naked girls coming out of trees and things like that. There’s an outdoor movie theater; an ice skating rink, but an ice rink that could be by Cirque du Soleil or somebody on acid or something. There’s a bowling alley, the same thing; a bar; and a really great nightclub with special lighting effects and a few restaurants by Jean-Georges [Vongerichten]. Everything we started at the Delano and has evolved over the last several years, it’s all culminated in the EDITION. No effort was spared to do something really, really special—we’re trying to do the most special hotel down there; or else why bother? And then there will be a residential component? We have 26 units, and they’re different from the rest of the apartments in Miami. We didn’t build the conventional-typical Miami apartment, you know? We built a tropical apartment; it feels beachy. It’s new Miami. I don’t know whether Art Basel brought it in or all the great architecture; I don’t know whether it’s the new performing arts center, the museums . . . it’s just different. It’s really a world-class capital now so we did a world-class residence. Sales have been . . . ? Great. Broken all records. They commanded a high price because of the level of sophistication and the sales velocity, and it’s a heartwarming thing to put everything into it—to make a really great effort—to do something really special and for the people to respond and for it to be successful. Marriott has identified various global markets for EDITION hotels to be opened in by 2017— Istanbul, China, India, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, etc. It seems like you tailor all of your projects to reflect

their host cities—how are you finding navigating that on a global scale? No problem. I wouldn’t be interested in just taking one hotel and rolling them out . . . that’s not what I do. I don’t care if there are a thousand of them! You go to a city . . . a city has a certain vibe, a certain feel—the physical land is different, the plants, the architecture is different, the design is different . . . it’s different by definition; every city has a different personality; I’m trying to grasp that and have it embodied in a hotel. Do you feel that your partnership with Marriot has still allowed you to give the hotels that boutique feel and reflection of city-specific personality? The Marriot guys are great. It’s like that book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus—I’m from Mars and they’re from Venus but they’re really smart guys and I really like them. How does your other new hotel brand, PUBLIC, differ from EDITION? The fundamental difference is that EDITION is more of a luxury. Public is a private label and so I can be a bit more adventurous—more subversive with it because it’s my own private brand. The idea of Public is to do something just as visually provocative, just as special as anything I’ve ever done and for it to be a real value—a modern approach that’s cheaper than other lifestyle hotels. What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned in business to date? Don’t be afraid of failure. When you get too tentative—too conservative—then you just follow the conventional approach and you’re not going do anything distinctive. But if you’re not afraid of failure, then you’re going try things. That’s one thing—don’t be afraid of failure. The other is: I never stop until I’m happy, and after a hotel opens or a residence opens there’s nothing about it that I would change. ✦

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NEXT Mrs. Astor With the passing of storied patron Brooke Astor, we take a closer look at New York’s most philanthropic citizens and pose the question: Who are the next Mrs. Astors?

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nown lovingly as “Mrs. Astor,” the late Brooke Astor was a darling of New York society and the undisputed queen of philanthropy– before it was fashionable. As the story goes, the real estate heiress once quipped, “Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around.” Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998, by the time of her death in 2007, the doyenne had sunk nearly $200 million into libraries, museums, hospitals, homeless shelters and community programs all over the city. The face of modern philanthropy in New York City, she was a fixture about town, not just at Park Avenue dinner parties, but as a regular visitor to the charities she patronized. Adored by princes, presidents and the people of New York, Mrs. Astor remains a heroine whose legacy of prodigious generosity—and impeccable taste—is both deeply admired and deeply missed. Below, we’ve named a few exceptional New Yorkers continuing her legacy.

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MICHAEL BLOOMBERG | The Problem Solver

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he founder of Bloomberg L.P. and former mayor of New York dominates this list as both the most prominent and prolific New York philanthropist. To comprise all of his charitable giving, the second richest New Yorker and outgoing politician formed Bloomberg Philanthropies, focusing his resources into five key areas: public health, the arts, government innovation, the environment and education. Through his foundation, the political giant allotted an estimated $240 million in 2005, $60 million in 2006, $474 million in 2007, $150 million in 2009, $332 million in 2010, $311 million in 2011 and $370 million in 2012 to over a thousand different nonprofits that support the arts, human services, public affairs and other causes. It is also perhaps New York’s biggest open secret that the financier is an “anonymous” donor of the Carnegie Corporation, making annual gifts that range from $5 million to $20 million. Perhaps the biggest winner in the charity stakes is Bloomberg’s alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, where his combined giving has surpassed $1.1 billion. Annually ranked as one of the world’s largest philanthropic donors—consistently outgunned only by that saintly Gates couple and the venerable Warren Buffett—Michael Bloomberg is a verifiable giving machine.


ANNETTE DE LA RENTA | The Protégée

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scar de la Renta undisputedly masters elegance, and his second wife of 25 years is his biggest muse. As Zeus, king of the gods, ruled Mount Olympus, so Annette de la Renta sits atop Manhattan’s social mountain as the queen of chic. Best friends with a power set of international dignitaries and New York tastemakers, the de la Rentas vacation with Henry Kissinger and dine at Diane von Furstenberg’s. Rarely seen without a set of massive pearls on her neck, and with her slim physique swathed in her husband’s designs, Annette de la Renta has been an inductee of the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame since 1973. But if you think this socialite is only a hanger for garments that have been donned by nearly every first lady since Jackie O, think again. A formidable force in presentday philanthropy, the New Yorker serves as the vice chair of the board of the New York Public Library; on the boards of the Morgan Library, the Animal Medical Center and Engelhard Foundation. Most notably, this devotee of art serves as the head of the acquisitions committee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2006, she became the permanent guardian of her longtime friend Brooke Astor. Famously discreet, this New York philanthropist prefers to work her magic behind the scenes. Generous, humble and oh, so chic, Annette de la Renta is a New York treasure.


CAROLINA AND REINALDO HERRERA | The Model Citizens

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rom floor-length ball gowns to crisp, cuffed shirts, Carolina Herrera’s refined, feminine designs are as much a staple of the red carpet as they are on ladies about town. A recipient of numerous design awards, the Venezuelan beauty was famously honored with Spain's Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts and inducted into the International BestDressed List Hall of Fame. Presented a lifetime achievement award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2008, the designer surprises many by spending the time she isn’t designing giving back. She and her husband Reinaldo, the ever-charming Vanity Fair special projects editor, have been pillars of philanthropy, while reigning as the fashion monarchs of the industry. The haute couturier serves as ambassador of both the American Cancer Society and the Intergovernmental Institution in the fight against malnutrition. She created a limited edition t-shirt for Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure Campaign. Furthermore, the seven-time Vogue cover girl is also a longtime supporter of Sylvia Fortun’s Guardian Angels and the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in New York. In short, perhaps the only thing more fashionable than the blond la bombe’s wardrobe may be her dedication to philanthropy.


MARIE-JOSÉE KRAVIS | The Renaissance Woman

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conomist and author Marie-Josée Kravis has established the kind of multi-field legacy that Wall Street suits and political aspirants only dream about. A power player in a variety of industries, Marie-Josée, whose husband is financier Henry Kravis, acts as the director of LVMH Moët Hennessy, Louis Vuitton S.A. while serving on the International Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Council on Foreign Relations and the supervisory boards at Publicis Groupe and Qatar Museums Authority. Additionally, this sharpshooter holds the titles of senior fellow and vice chair at the Hudson Institute, executive officer of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, and regular columnist for La Presse, the Montreal Gazette and the Financial Post in Canada. In addition, this brainy go-getter is in the business of charity. Along with her husband, Kravis is a major contributor to the Mount Sinai Medical Center; GBCHealth (Global Business Coalition) on HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; the Metropolitan Opera; Carnegie Hall; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic, where the couple established a composer-inresidence program and the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize in Composition. This "Jill" of all trades also serves as an overseer at Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, and chairman of the Robin Hood Foundation. Notably, the influential businesswoman has served as president of the Museum of Modern Art since 2005, donating north of $100 million to the institution. Furthermore, the savvy brunette has brought her versatile leadership to the board of the Institute for Advanced Study, and as chair of the Sloan-Kettering Institute and the selection committee of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership, which is awarded for innovations in the nonprofit sector. Recipient of France’s highest honor, the Légion d’honneur award, and appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, Marie-Josée Kravis displays an impressive repertoire. Whether at a gala or in the boardroom, the ever-sharp Marie-Josée Kravis leads the pack with brains, beauty and a sense of public service.


JULIA AND DAVID KOCH | The Visionaries

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long-time philanthropist, David Koch has given generously to a variety of organizations and programs. Through the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation he has pledged or contributed more than $1 billion to cancer research, medical centers, educational institutions and arts and cultural institutions. He and his wife Julia, the former fashion assistant for New York couturier “Adolfo,” also dropped $100 million to help build the David H. Koch Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; $10 million to construct the David H. and Julia Koch Research Program in Food Allergy Therapeutics at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute of the Mount Sinai Medical Center; $10 million to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where David was honored with the Double Helix Medal; $1 million to Columbia University for its nephrology division; $41 million to the Prostate Cancer Foundation— where David sits on the board of directors; $5 million to a collaborative nanotechnology project; $20 million to finance the construction of the David H. Koch Cancer Research Building at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; $30 million to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; $15 million to the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; and $25 million to the Hospital for Special Surgery. And that’s not even the end of it. Donations from David Koch, a prostate cancer survivor, to his alma mater MIT alone total $185 million, including a $100 million contribution to the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Dutiful patrons of the arts, the business tycoon and his wife have sunk no less than $100 million into the renovation of the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, now called the David H. Koch Theater; given $65 million to the renovation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art outdoor plaza; contributed $20 million to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, establishing the David H. Koch Dinosaur Wing; donated $35 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to renovate the dinosaur hall and $15 million to create the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins; doled out $2 million to the New York City Opera; and given upwards of $10 million to the American Ballet Theatre—on whose board David has served as trustee for 25 years. Originally from Kansas, the multi-billionaire has embraced being a New Yorker with gusto; he and Julia recently gave $1 million to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. As of this year, David Koch holds the title of wealthiest New Yorker. But, however deep their pockets are, the Kochs remain refreshingly low key about their big hearts.


LEONARD LAUDER | The Collector

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he always-dapper former chairman of Estée Lauder made history last April when he bequeathed his cubist art collection valued at $1.1 billion to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Comprising 78 works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Fernand Léger, Lauder’s gift remains the single largest art donation on record. William Acquavella of Acquevella Galleries describes it as “without doubt the most important collection any private person has put together in many, many years.” A longtime art enthusiast, the cosmetics mogul is also a major benefactor of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His donation of $131 million in 2008 toward the museum’s endowment still stands as the largest in its history. Through the Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund, the dashing billionaire and his late wife sponsored several exhibitions at the Whitney (whose fifth-floor permanent collection galleries are named in the couple’s honor). Especially noteworthy, in 2012, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston opened The Postcard Age: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, which showcased a number of the 120,000 “mini masterpieces” the avid postcardcollector had gifted to the museum. Furthermore, this aesthetician is co-founder and chairman of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, a trustee of the Aspen Institute and a member of the President’s Council of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, where he helped create the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center. Fine art patron and cosmetics king, Lauder sure knows a thing or two about beauty, and, certainly, the beauty of giving.


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nside their palatial, 35-room Park Avenue triplex, Christine and Stephen Schwarzman have played hosts to a bevy of VIPs like Jane Fonda, Annette Bening, Rod Stewart, Steve Croft and former secretary of state Colin Powell, to name a few, staging movie screenings, charity luncheons and legendary holiday parties. But the couple that entertains generously knows how to give generously, too. Last year, the private equity titan and his wife backed the $100 million founding of an international scholarship program in China. Housed at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing, Schwarzman Scholars is modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship program and geared toward educating future leaders about China. With a $300 million benchmark, Schwarzman Scholars has become the single largest philanthropic effort in China’s history, led almost entirely by international donors. Upon completion of the Schwarzman College, designed by Yale School of Architecture dean Robert Stern, the first class of students is anticipated to enroll in 2016. In 2008, the generous couple contributed another $100 million toward the $1 billion expansion project of the New York Public Library system, whose board Stephen serves on as trustee. Shortly thereafter, the central reference building at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue was renamed the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. That same year, the dynamic duo doled out $5 million to the Inner City Scholarship Fund; Christine acts as trustee on the organization’s board. Hers and her husband’s gift was the largest donation in the fund’s history. ✦


montauk | amagansett | east hampton | sag harbor | bridgehampton | southampton | hampton bays | quogue | westhampton beach 2488 Main St, P.O. Box 1251, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. 631.537.5900 | Š 2014 Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. Equal Housing Opportunity.

BUY ON MARGIN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE COMPOUND Southampton | $9,200,000 | Buy on margin this secluded luxury and deeded beach access estate in the coveted Murray Compound. The mature and lush landscaped grounds include a pool, pond and tennis, while the virtues of the house itself include a master suite with double baths and a large second floor deck with exquisite views. Sited on almost 2 acres. This is a special opportunity for a very smart buyer as the owner will hold a purchase money mortgage for 50% financing. An opportunity awaits. Web# H28539.

caroL nobbs 516.729.0897 cnobbs@elliman.com

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SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE WITH ROOM FOR TENNIS Southampton | $5,850,000 | Airy and spacious home on slightly under 2 acres has magnifcent gardens and room for tennis. Heated Gunite pool with spa and waterfall, 5-bedroom Traditional is minutes away from the heart of the village ocean beaches. Web# H61395. Carol Nobbs 516.729.0897 carol.nobbs@elliman.com | Brenda Giufurta 917.693.7078 brenda.giufurta@elliman.com

Sagaponack South With DiStant oceanvieWS Sagaponack | price upon request | 2.3 acres with proximity to ocean beaches and village. Magnificent master suite with distant ocean and farm field views along with 6 bedrooms. Heated Gunite pool including indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and an attached 2-car garage complete this offering. Room to expand and can accommodate tennis. Web# H59501. paul Brennan 631.537.4144

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montauk | amagansett | east hampton | sag harbor | bridgehampton | southampton | hampton bays | quogue | westhampton beach 2488 Main St, P.O. Box 1251, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. 631.537.5900 | Š 2014 Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. Equal Housing Opportunity.

GATED 1.9 ACRE SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE TRADITIONAL Southampton | $8,495,000 | Sited behind electric gates on almost 2 acres, this magnificent Traditional style home features 7 bedrooms, 8.5 baths and has everything for the discerning buyer. Media room, gym, pool, pool house, office, den, first and second floor mirror masters and many other amenities. In pristine move in condition – just bring your clothes and enjoy this enviable home with ocean breezes and magnificent gardens in this secluded prime south-of-the-highway village location. Web# H31025. Carol Nobbs 516.729.0897 carol.nobbs@elliman.com | Matt Austin 917.922.6733 matt.austin@elliman.com

WATER MILL SOUTH COMPOUND WITH TENNIS AND POOL Water Mill | $8,250,000 | Gated 8-bedroom, 8.5-bath, state-of-the-art home has outdoor loggia with fireplace, heated Gunite pool with jacuzzi, all weather tennis court, and finished lower level. This compound is absolutely magnificent. Web# H41544. Carol Nobbs 516.729.0897 carol.nobbs@elliman.com | Brenda Giufurta 917.693.7078 brenda.giufurta@elliman.com

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WATER MILL SOUTH MULTI-GENERATIONAL ESTATE FAMILY COMPOUND Water Mill | $20,999,000 | This 4.2-acre compound has two single and separate lots all sited behind electric gates. Another home can be built on the 2.4-acre contiguous parcel which now has a guest house and tennis court. With the amenities of a five star resort, this showpiece has 8 bedrooms, 10 baths, state-of-the-art kitchen, sunroom, first floor master suite and a formal dining room which opens to an expansive patio. The property is complete with a heated Gunite pool, and pool house that has an open air bar/kitchen. On the lower level there is a professional screening room that rivals IMAX, a fully-equipped gym, wine cellar, sauna. Web# H10581.

CAROL NOBBS 516.729.0897 cnobbs@elliman.com

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montauk | amagansett | east hampton | sag harbor | bridgehampton | southampton | hampton bays | quogue | westhampton beach 2488 Main St, P.O. Box 1251, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. 631.537.5900 | Š 2014 Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. Equal Housing Opportunity.

linden estate ox pasture southampton | $45,000,000 | The fabulous 18,000 sf Estate was originally built in 1915 and recently underwent a grand renovation in order to lovingly be restored to its original grandeur. Luxurious living on 10 acres of incredible landscaping with indoor and outdoor pools, guest house, grass tennis court, paddle tennis, gymnasium, elevator and garage. Web# H49055.

halsey neck lane estate southampton | $18,500,000 | Magnificent gated home featuring 11,560 sf on over 2 acres. A true trophy property close to one of the most desirable ocean beaches. The picturesque landscaped property offers pool with spa, tennis court, putting green, apple orchards and flower gardens that complement the conveniences of modern luxury with the tranquility of Hamptons living. Web# H33814.

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SOUTHAMPTON eSTATe cOOPerS Neck lANe Southampton | $38,000,000 | Originally the Estate of Villa Mille Fiore. This exceptional, sub-dividable, 8-acre property is in one of the most desirable locations in the Southampton Estate section. This is the first time it is on the market in more than half a century. Enter the spectacular grounds through the long, glamorous driveway and find yourself in your own oasis. The gracious gardens, pool, tennis court and guest cottages allow you to feel as though you have travelled back in time. Close proximity to both Southampton Village and ocean beaches, makes this property a dream come true for the next owner. Web# H14556.

MIChAELA kEszLEr 631.204.2743 michaela.keszler@elliman.com

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montauk | amagansett | east hampton | sag harbor | bridgehampton | southampton | hampton bays | quogue | westhampton beach 2488 Main St, P.O. Box 1251, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. 631.537.5900 | Š 2014 Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. Equal Housing Opportunity.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE OCEANFRONT Southampton | Price upon request | This exquisite first offering features unprecedented panoramic ocean, pond and dune views and is located in the much-desired Murray compound, the historic epicenter of New York and Southampton Society in the 1920s. This 6,700 sf Traditional is surrounded by 4.5 acres of dunes, over 500 ft of sandy beach, and the beauty of Wickapogue Pond. Web# H29148.

raymond smith 516.381.2574 raymond.smith@elliman.com

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EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE OCEANFRONT NEw CONSTRuCTION East Hampton | Price upon request | This showpiece property is truly one-of-a-kind and will offer your guests the luxuries of an exclusive resort. This Estate not only has one of the most beautiful views on the East Coast, it is situated on three acres of prime oceanfront in East Hampton Village. The newly constructed main house is simply spectacular, built with designer amenities, and features 8 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, spanning over 8,000 sf. A seaside infinity edge pool with outdoor entertainment area, Har-Tru tennis court with a changing cabana, and as a special bonus, a beachfront bungalow. Web# H25276.

RAyMONd sMIth 516.381.2574 raymond.smith@elliman.com

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How did you get into the real estate business and how did you end up in Miami? I am an architect by training, originally from Argentina. I worked for over ten years in the Middle East—in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Cairo. And then I came to the United States in 2001 and got a master’s degree [in real estate development and finance] from MIT. While finishing my master’s, I interviewed for a job at Related and met with Jorge [Pérez], and he asked me 70 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014


CLASSIC PALM BEACH WATERFRONT ESTATE Š 2014 Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. Equal Housing Opportunity.

HIGHEST ELEVATION ON THE LAKE

748 Hi Mount Road | Palm Beach | $19,950,000 | Gottfried built, this elegant regency offers breathtaking panoramic views and the utmost in privacy. This six bedroom estate features beautiful architectural details, eleven full baths, wine cellars, billiard room, elegant theater, gym, expansive pool terrace and cabana. A Deep water dock provides access to the Atlantic Ocean in minutes. Recently reduced to $19,950,000.

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miami scape public use, but we had to close a street to do the project, so our solution was to create this park. It will be about an acre in front of the building. The buildings are designed by Arquitectonica; interiors are by United Designers from London; and landscaping was done by Enea Studios from Switzerland. How are buyers responding? We have 350 units and have closed on close to 300 of them.

one in Midtown Miami and one in Hollywood. The one in Hollywood, again, is open for lease and we have reservations for 250 of the 400 [residential] units, so we are really happy with our return [and] with the feedback people are giving us. What are your plans for expansion of this brand? We are working right now in Berlin and we are going to start developing in Mexico very

“MIAMI IS GROWING AND MIAMI IS MATURING AS A CITY . . . WE ARE TRYING TO DO OUR PART.” to join Related. From there, I was an assistant project manager, then a project manager and then I started doing more international work. Now I am president of the company—having done more than 7,000 condo units since 2009. Have you had a favorite project you worked on? I like them all. I like the challenge of developing these projects; they are very challenging and complicated, but we love what we do. We are very passionate about design and art and mixing all that into successful projects. None of our projects are the same—we don’t repeat ourselves. We look at each location and think about the brand; we think about the architects, and we think about the interior designers. We have experience with buyers and understand what they love. We love to create these buildings. These pieces are going to outlive us. It seems like Related is booming with projects in Miami. Let’s talk about what you have in development, starting with Paraiso Bay. Paraiso Bay is a group of buildings on the bay: Most of the units have fantastic views of the ocean. The buildings all have incredible views; they’re 55 stories tall with views of the ocean from most of the floors, and all of South Beach. We are also proposing a public park—five blocks of land on the water. It’s an anomaly for a developer to donate an acre for 72 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014

What do you like about the Edgewater neighborhood? I think Edgewater is a great neighborhood, right on Biscayne Boulevard with great public transportation. On the east side, there’s the convenience of Edgewater and all of its commercial development and so much in development to the west. Residents will be surrounded by good things in that area. Tell us about Brickell Heights, your new condo development in Brickell. We like South Miami very much. It’s a great place to own a condo to rent or to use—Brickell on its own merit is probably attracting a lot of buyers. The architecture is again by Arquitectonica.This building is going to be a great place to live; it’s half a block away from Brickell CityCentre and will include a 40,000-square-foot Equinox [sports club]. In New York, we have Equinox clubs in all the Related buildings, and we have been hoping to find a site for Equinox in Brickell. [This property] has the density we wanted, which made it the right opportunity to add the Equinox brand. We started sales a month ago and have over 150 units sold; the response has been incredible. Finally, tell us about the Hyde Hotels brand. The concept for Hyde Resorts & Residences is a trendier, younger hotel and more affordable residences. It’s very, very trendy; we are doing

soon. We want to bring this widely overseas. What do you find most challenging about developing in Miami? Miami is a volatile market by nature, so we are always, always trying to find the equilibrium between the amounts of supply and demand. Miami is growing and Miami is maturing as a city—museums are being opened, with better restaurants, better hotels; hopefully in the future there will be better schools and better universities. We will attract a more stable job base and at the end of the day, that will be the real base of the things we build. So, that’s the challenge and we think that we are trying to do our part by improving the quality of the buildings by reducing the amount of levers used to build these buildings. We are trying to get involved with the community, to see how we can impact Miami in a positive way—from the Pérez Art Museum Miami [an initiative by Related founder Jorge Pérez] to trying to add better buildings and more jobs. You’re certainly doing your part. What is your favorite thing about Miami? My personal favorite thing about Miami? The weather. I think the weather in Miami is fantastic. Also, Miami is an extension of Latin America, so there is a very strong connection, and for me, being Hispanic and being from Argentina, it’s a wonderful place to live, to see my kids and my family grow. ✦


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GEORGIAN STYLE GRANDEUR 4 Pan Handle Lane, Westport, Ct | $4,750,000 Web#99048516 | Mark Gilrain 917.287.2451

STUNNING CLASSIC 8 AT ASTOR COURT 90s West, New York City | $4,175,000 Web#9332567 | Louise Phillips Forbes 212.381.3329

IMMACULATE HISTORIC RESIDENCE 79 Jefferson Hill Road, Chatham, NY | $3,600,000 Web#9468139 | Fred Waring 518.828.0181

6 RM CONDO w/CENTRAL PARK VIEwS 70s/Fifth Avenue | $7,495,000 Web#9182520 | Eloise Johnson 212.381.3224

DRAMATIC COUNTRY ESTATE 340 Country Club Rd, New Canaan, CT | $7,495,000 Web#99040138 | The Sneddon Team 203.219.3769

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Properties of the Month A selection of deluxe residences

Brown Harris Stevens 740 PARK AVENUE Renovated to perfection and located in 740 Park Avenue, one of Manhattan’s most distinctive addresses, this magnificent corner, 16-room, five-bedroom duplex apartment has been carefully constructed and masterfully renovated throughout by internationallyacclaimed architect Alan Wanzenberg. Incorporating the finest finishes and appointments, the residence has a graceful layout with grand-scale rooms, pristine hardwood flooring, soaring ceilings and classic moldings. The residence has a private elevator vestibule, corner 37-foot living room with a south terrace, library, chef’s EIK. Built by Rosario Candela in 1929. $32.5 million. Contact John Burger @ 212.906.9274

Douglas Elliman Real Estate FIFTH AVENUE PENTHOUSE Perfect Central Park views are just one of the highlights of this dramatic Fifth Avenue duplex penthouse, with a gorgeous wrap-around terrace. Currently configured with three bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and a library, it is spacious and versatile. The original prewar details (beamed ceilings and beautiful wood floors) of this Emory Roth building create a completely enchanting atmosphere. The building includes a 24-hour doorman, bicycle room and gym. Contact Lisa Simonsen @ 212.702.4005

Town Residential SPACIOUS FLATIRON LOFT This mega-loft offers extraordinary space and open views with a 51-foot by 60-foot living room, 11.5 foot beamed ceilings and 29 enormous picture windows. It is appropriately 5,000 square feet and located on the ninth floor of a recently renovated boutique prewar Flatiron condominium. With three bedrooms and baths, there’s plenty of room to customize for a library, den or additional rooms within. The residence features a private elevator, chef’s kitchen, steam shower, fireplace, attended lobby and wine cellar. Contact Alex Ionescu @ 646.300.6038

Halstead Property ASTOR PLACE PALACE This extraordinary full-floor residence with wrap terrace occupies the entire 17th floor of the iconic Gwathmey & Siegel-designed tower at Astor Place and offers over 5,100 square feet of indoor and outdoor living, with 360-degree views guaranteed to take your breath away. This stunning NoHo property is an exclusive, listed for $15,825,000. For more information, contact Richard Orenstein @ 212.381.4248. 74 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014


Beaches May Be Closed... But We’re Open For Business Contact Gary DePersia today...so you can add your property to this list tomorrow Below are some selected highlights from 2013 IN CONTRACT

Sag Harbor. $9.95M* SOLD 12/13

Sag Harbor. $9.75* S O L D 9/ 1 3

Wainscott. $16.95M* SOLD 4/13

Sagaponack. $13.995M*

IN CONTRACT

Water Mill. $8.95* SOLD 11/13

East Hampton. $6.75M* S O L D 9/ 1 3

Water Mill. $7.995M* SOLD 4/13

Bridgehampton. $8.95M*

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Southampton. $3.25M* S O L D 1 0/ 1 3

Bridgehampton. $6.995M* SOLD 6/13

Water Mill. $14.95M* S O L D 3/ 1 3

Water Mill. $19.5M*

SOLD 1/14

Amagansett. $12.999M* S O L D 9/ 1 3

East Hampton. $19.95M* SOLD 6/13

Wainscott. $14.9M* S O L D 3/ 1 3

Shelter Island. $7.25M*

Southampton to Montauk...Sagaponack to Shelter Island The Hamptons for Buyers, Sellers, Renters & Investors

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DanieLS Lane, SaGaponack Sagaponack. This sensational “beach house” is located in this most sought after location deep in the heart of coveted Sagaponack. This 9,000 SF+/ - home enjoys sunlit and airy interiors boasting gracious rooms for every lifestyle on three finished levels. The open kitchen floor plan offers access to the outdoor terraced areas, double ceiling height living room, breakfast room, formal dining room and several fireplaces. The 9 bedrooms and 9.5 baths means that there is room for everyone. Exclusive. $10.95m Web# 41120

meaDoW Lane oceanfronT Southampton. An exceptional opportunity to own this original Norman Jaffe contemporary home with sensational ocean views in a premier location is yours today for the first time. High quality materials were used in the construction of this sound and sturdy “beach house”. Secure steel bulkheaded frontage of nearly 200 feet and 2.3+ acres of seaside landscape affords unique and valuable expansion possibilities. Co-Exclusive. $24.95m Web# 18846

JobS Lane neW conSTrucTion bridgehampton. This premier new home is ready for your year round enjoyment, a high quality presentation of 9,000 +/- with exceptional finishes, boasts big sky views, ocean breezes and water view sunsets. Homeowners will enjoy an open flow of living space that merges seamlessly with 8 bedrooms, 10+ baths and amenities that will surpass your every expectation. Co-Exclusive. $13.995m Web# 34125

SouThampTon ViLLaGe oceanfronT Southampton. An exceptional opportunity to own this sensational Gin Lane home with protected bulkheaded frontage is yours today. This former Henry Ford Estate of four stories (with renowned architect Philip Johnson addition) includes nearly 10,000 SF+/of living space. Wide Oceanside porches and terraces afford spectacular coastline views and unobstructed views of Old Town Pond. Co-Exclusive. Just reduced and well priced at $19.9m Web# 28865

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SOLD SouThampTon oceanfronT Co-Listed by Tim Davis and Peter Huffine | Sold by Tim Davis

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Bridgehampton | 5 Acres | 14,000 SF+/- | 9 Bedrooms | 14 Bathrooms | 20’x50’ Gunite Saline Pool | Cascading 10’x10’ Spa | 3 Level Pool House | Deco-Turf Tennis Court | Turret Walk-Out Balcony | Ocean Views | 94daylilybridgehampton.com

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Bridgehampton | 2.8 Acres | 107’ of Pondfront | 14,000 SF+/- | 10 Bedrooms | 15 Bathrooms | 50’x20 Heated Gunite Pool | 1,400 SF+/- Pool House | Tennis | Private Dock | 318mitchellbridgehampton.com

Water Mill | 1 Acre | 3,000 SF+/- | Close To Ocean | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Heated Gunite Pool | Private Dock | 74cobbislewatermill.com Exclusive. $8.995M WEB# 33356

Eclusive. $12.75M WEB# 13019

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17+ ACRE ESTATE COMPOUND ON OCEAN ROAD Bridgehampton | 17.2 Acres in total | Two 2.1 Acre Lots | | 7,000 SF+/- | 6 Bedrooms | 8.5 Bathrooms | Heated Gunite Pool | Pool House | Club House | Har-Tru Tennis Cour | 455oceanroadbridgehampton.com | Exclusive. 2.1 Acre lot + Pool and Pool House + 13 Acre Reserve $14.995M | Existing Home on 2.1 Acre Lot with Putting Green and Tennis Court: $14.995M Both Lots and Reserve: $29.995M WEB#11114

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DANIEL

60 East 65th Street 212.288.0033 www.danielnyc.com NEW FRENCH

FELICE 64 1166 First Avenue (at 64th Street) 212.593.2223 www.felice64.com ITALIAN

FELICE 83 1593 First Avenue (at 83rd Street) 212.249.4080 www.felice83.com ITALIAN

FRED’S AT BARNEYS 660 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor (between 60th and 61st streets) 212.833.2200 www.barneys.com AMERICAN/ITALIAN

IL TESORO Le Bilboquet

1578 First Avenue (at 82nd Street) 212.861.9620 www.iltesoro.com ITALIAN Sant Ambroeus Ristorante

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SWIFTY’S 1007 Lexington Avenue (between 72nd and 73rd streets) 212.535.6000 www.swiftysnyc.com AMERICAN

UPPER WEST SIDE ATLANTIC GRILL 49 West 64th Street 212.787.4663 www.atlanticgrill.com SEAFOOD

BAR BOULUD 1900 Broadway (between 63rd and 64th streets) 212.595.0303 www.barboulud.com FRENCH Sushi of Gari

“My food philosophy centers on the best fresh ingredients and time-honored Italian culinary traditions. I seek to create dishes that showcase the best of Italian cuisine by combining these two principles.” —FABIO GUTIERREZ, Sant Ambroeus Il Tesoro

Southampton’s executive chef

IL MULINO NEW YORK

T BAR STEAK & LOUNGE

BOULUD SUD

37 East 60th Street 212.750.3270 www.ilmulino.com ITALIAN

1278 Third Avenue 212.772.0404 www.tbarnyc.com MODERN STEAKHOUSE

20 West 64th Street 212.595.1313 www.bouludsud.com MEDITERRANEAN

J.G. MELON

SANT AMBROEUS RISTORANTE

CAFÉ LUXEMBOURG

1291 Third Avenue (at 74th Street) 212.744.0585 No website AMERICAN

1000 Madison Avenue (between 77th and 78th streets) 212.570.2211 www.santambroeus.com ITALIAN

200 West 70th Street 212.873.7411 www.cafeluxembourg.com FRENCH BISTRO

LE BILBOQUET

SIRIO RISTORANTE

20 East 60th Street 212.751.3036 lebilboquet.com FRENCH

795 Fifth Avenue (between 60th and 61st streets) 212.940.8195 www.siriony.com ITALIAN

103 West 77th Street 212.362.3800 www.dovetailnyc.com NEW AMERICAN

LE CIRQUE 151 East 58th Street 212.644.0202 www.lecirque.com FRENCH

THE MARK RESTAURANT BY JEAN-GEORGES 25 East 77th Street 212.606.3030 www.themarkrestaurantnyc.com NEW AMERICAN/INTERNATIONAL

SUSHI OF GARI 402 East 78th Street 212.517.5340 www.sushiofgari.com JAPANESE/SUSHI

SUSHI SEKI 1143 First Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd streets) 212.371.0238 www.sushisekinyc.com JAPANESE/SUSHI

DOVETAIL

JEAN-GEORGES 1 Central Park West (at 60th Street) 212.299.3900 www.jean-georges.com FRENCH/ASIAN

LOI 208 West 70th Street 212.875.8600 www.loirestaurant.com GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN

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MAREA

AQUAVIT

HAKKASAN

240 Central Park South (at Columbus Circle) 212.582.5100 www.marea-nyc.com ITALIAN/SEAFOOD

65 East 55th Street 212.307.7311 www.aquavit.org SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC

311 West 43rd Street 212.776.1818 www.hakkasan.com/newyork/ CHINESE

BLT STEAK

THE LAMBS CLUB

106 East 57th Street 212.752.7470 www.bltsteak.com STEAKHOUSE

at the Chatwal Hotel 132 West 44th Street 212.997.5262 www.thelambsclub.com NEW AMERICAN

OUEST 2315 Broadway (between 83rd and 84th streets) 212.580.8700 www.ouestny.com NEW AMERICAN/FRENCH

CASA LEVER

PER SE 10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor 212.823.9335 www.perseny.com NEW AMERICAN/FRENCH

PORTER HOUSE 10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor 212.823.9500 www.porterhousenewyork.com STEAK HOUSE

MIDTOWN 21 CLUB 21 West 52nd Street 212.582.7200 www.21club.com AMERICAN

390 Park Avenue (at 53rd Street) 212.888.2700 www.casalever.com ITALIAN

LAVO

FELIDIA

LE BERNARDIN

243 East 58th Street 212.758.1479 www.felidia-nyc.com ITALIAN

155 West 51st Street 212.554.1515 www.le-bernardin.com FRENCH/SEAFOOD

THE FOUR SEASONS

THE MODERN

RESTAURANT 99 East 52nd Street 212.754.9494 www.fourseasonsrestaurant.com AMERICAN

at The Museum of Modern Art 9 West 53rd Street 212.333.1220 www.themodernnyc.com NEW AMERICAN/FRENCH

GORDON RAMSAY at The London NYC 151 West 54th Street 212.468.8888 www.thelondonnyc.com/gordonRamsay/ gordonRamsayattheLondon/ FRENCH

AUREOLE 135 West 42nd Street 212.319.1660 www.charliepalmer.com NEW AMERICAN

“[Maison Premiere’s] cocktail bar is so sexy, and they have the best cocktails I’ve ever had. It’s like stepping back in time to a 1940s black-and-white movie. Be sure to sit out on the back patio.” WHITNEY COX

—CHRIS SANTOS, partner and chef, Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex

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39 East 58th Street 212.750.5588 www.lavony.com ITALIAN

Casa Lever

Bar Boulud


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BLT PRIME

BUDDAKAN

111 East 22nd Street 212.995.8500 www.bltprime.com AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSE

75 Ninth Avenue (between 15th and 16th streets) 212.989.6699 www.buddakannyc.com ASIAN

CRAFT 43 East 19th Street 212.780.0880 www.craftrestaurant.com NEW AMERICAN

ELEVEN MADISON PARK

Eleven Madison Park

THE MONKEY BAR

PAUL WAGTOUICZ

11 Madison Avenue (at 24th Street) 212.889.0905 www.elevenmadisonpark.com AMERICAN/FRENCH

GRAMERCY TAVERN

DA UMBERTO 107 West 17th Street 212.989.0303 www.daumbertonyc.com TUSCAN

MORIMOTO 88 Tenth Avenue (between 15th and 16th streets) 212.989.8883 www.morimotonyc.com JAPANESE/SUSHI

42 East 20th Street 212.477.0777 www.gramercytavern.com NEW AMERICAN

60 East 54th Street 212.288.1010 www.monkeybarnewyork.com AMERICAN

“You can get the best Italian food and wine pairing [at Felice 64]. It’s a nice, cozy place to hang out with friends.” —CHEF DAVID BURKE, executive chef at David Burke Kitchen,

MR. CHOW

David Burke Fishtail, David Burke’s Primehouse, David Burke Townhouse

324 East 57th Street 212.751.9030 www.mrchow.com CHINESE

NOBU FIFTY SEVEN 40 West 57th Street 212.757.3000 www.noburestaurants.com/ JAPANESE/SUSHI

TAO 42 East 58th Street 212.888.2288 www.taorestaurant.com PAN-ASIAN

FLATIRON DISTRICT ABC KITCHEN 35 East 18th Street 212.475.5829 www.abckitchennyc.com NEW AMERICAN

NOMAD 1170 Broadway (at 28th Street) 347.472.5660 www.thenomadhotel.com FRENCH-INSPIRED/AMERICAN

SD 26 19 East 26th Street 212.265.5959 www.sd26ny.com ITALIAN

SEN 12 West 21st Street 212.388.5736 www.sennyc.com JAPANESE

TAMARIND 41—43 East 22nd Street 212.674.7400 www.tamarindrestaurantsnyc.com INDIAN

ALISON EIGHTEEN 15 West 18th Street 212.366.1818 alisoneighteen.com NEW AMERICAN

BLT FISH 21 West 17th Street 212.691.8888 www.bltfish.com SEAFOOD

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UNION SQUARE BLUE WATER GRILL 31 Union Square West (at 16th Street) 212.675.9500 www.bluewatergrillnyc.com SEAFOOD/SUSHI

TOCQUEVILLE 1 East 15th Street 212.647.1515 www.tocquevillerestaurant.com NEW AMERICAN/FRENCH

UNION SQUARE CAFE 21 East 16th Street 212.243.4020 www.unionsquarecafe.com ITALIAN/AMERICAN

GREENWICH VILLAGE BABBO RISTORANTE ENOTECA

CHELSEA BISTRO LA PROMENADE 431 West 23rd Street 212.255.7400 www.lapromenadenyc.com FRENCH

110 Waverly Place 212.777.0303 www.babbonyc.com ITALIAN

BAR PITTI 268 Sixth Avenue (between Bleecker and Houston streets) 212.982.3300 No website TUSCAN


ThE piErrE hoTEl ph | $95,000,000 16 rm, 5 br, 6 ba, 3 hf ba | Web ID: 0018837 E. Sample, B. Powers, S. Boardman | 212.606.7685

998 FiFTh AvEnuE | $22,000,000 12 rm, 5 br, 5 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019133 Serena Boardman | 212.606.7611

625 pArk AvEnuE | $19,750,000 12 rm, 3 br, 4 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019267 J. Roger Erickson | 212.606.7612

770 pArk AvEnuE | $16,000,000 11 rm, 4 br, 4 ba, 2 hf ba | Web ID:0019160 Serena Boardman | 212.606.7611

857 FiFTh AvEnuE | $13,500,000 9 rm, 4 br, 5 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0018727 Louise Beit | 212.606.7703

50 E 89Th ST pEnThouSE | $11,900,000 7 rm, 3 br, 3 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019155 Louise Beit | 212.606.7703

257 WEST 17Th STrEET, 4d | $3,475,000 5 rm, 2-3 br, 2 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019202 Jeffrey Firth | 212.606.7673

15 WEST 53rd STrEET | $3,250,000 4 rm, 2 br, 2 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019227 Roberta L. Golubock | 212.606.7704

225 EAST 57Th STrEET | $1,229,000 4 rm, 2 br, 2 ba | Web ID: 0019085 P. Evans, 212.400.8740 | R. Cavallaro, 212.606.7641

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In Good Taste

BLUE HILL

SCHILLER’S LIQUOR BAR

75 Washington Place 212.539.1776 www.bluehillfarm.com NEW AMERICAN

31 Cornelia Street 212.645.2189 www.porestaurant.com ITALIAN

131 Rivington Street 212.260.4555 www.schillersny.com ECLECTIC/CONTINENTAL

DA SILVANO

THE WAVERLY INN

STANTON SOCIAL

260 Sixth Avenue (between Bleecker and Houston streets) 212.982.2343 www.dasilvano.com ITALIAN

GOTHAM BAR AND GRILL 12 East 12th Street 212.620.4020 www.gothambarandgrill.com NEW AMERICAN

GRADISCA 126 West 13th Street 212.691.4886 www.gradiscanyc.com ITALIAN

THE LION 62 West 9th Street 212.353.8400 www.thelionnyc.com OLD AMERICAN / AMERICAN

THE LITTLE OWL 90 Bedford Street 212.741.4695 www.thelittleowlnyc.com NEW AMERICAN/MEDITERRANEAN

MOMOFUKU KO 163 First Avenue (between 10th and 11th streets) 212.500.0831 www.momofuku.com NEW AMERICAN/ASIAN

PERRY ST. 176 Perry Street 212.352.1900 www.perrystreetrestaurant.com NEW AMERICAN/ FRENCH

16 Bank Street 917.828.1154 www.waverlynyc.com AMERICAN

99 Stanton Street 212.995.0099 www.thestantonsocial.com ECLECTIC

NOLITA/ LOWER EAST SIDE

SOHO

BLUE RIBBON SUSHI IZAKAYA 187 Orchard Street 212.466.0404 www.blueribbonrestaurants.com JAPANESE/SUSHI

BALTHAZAR 80 Spring Street 212.965.1414 www.balthazarny.com FRENCH

BLUE RIBBON

BONDST

97 Sullivan Street 212.274.0404 www.blueribbonrestaurants.com AMERICAN

6 Bond Street 212.777.2500 www.bondstrestaurant.com JAPANESE/SUSHI

BLUE RIBBON SUSHI

DBGB KITCHEN & BAR

119 Sullivan Street 212.343.0404 www.blueribbonrestaurants.com JAPANESE/SUSHI

299 Bowery Street (between Houston and 1st streets) 212.933.5300 www.dbgb.com/nyc FRENCH

CIPRIANI DOWNTOWN 376 West Broadway (between Broome and Spring streets) 212.343.0999 www.cipriani.com ITALIAN

FREEMANS 191 Chrystie Street (at Freeman Alley) 212.420.0012 www.freemansrestaurant.com AMERICAN

THE MERCER KITCHEN 99 Prince Street 212.966.5454 www.jean-georges.com NEW AMERICAN/FRENCH /ASIAN

LA ESQUINA 114 Kenmare Street 646.613.7100 www.esquinanyc.com LATIN AMERICAN

PEASANT 194 Elizabeth Street 212.965.9511 www.peasantnyc.com ITALIAN

“My favorite pizzeria on the Upper East Side is Mezzaluna. I was there for the opening night in 1984 and have been going there for three decades. My favorite pizza is the Quattro Formaggi.” —DANIEL BOULUD, chef and owner of DB Bistro Moderne, DANIEL, DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Bar Boulud, Café Boulud, Boulud Sud and Épicerie Boulud

Freemans

Bondst Perla

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150 eAst 72nD stReet | 150east72.com This luxury prewar 12-story boutique condominium has recently undergone a complete transformation. The 2-4 bedroom residences are thoughtfully conceived with private elevator landings, large living and dining rooms and well-proportioned bedrooms combining traditional New York living with a modern aesthetic. Residents enjoy 24-hour white glove service, fitness center, children’s playroom and multi-function room. Asking: $3,650,000 to $15,500,000 Allison B. KoffmAn Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker +1.212.606.7688 | allison.koffman@sothebyshomes.com Juliette R. JAnssens Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker +1.212.606.7670 | juliette.janssens@sothebyshomes.com JAcqueline RohRBAch Licensed Salesperson, In-House Representative +1.212.606.7646 | jackie.rohrbach@sothebyshomes.com eAst siDe mAnhAttAn BRoKeRAGe | 38 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065 | sothebyshomes.com/nyc The complete offering terms are in an Offering Plan available from the Sponsor. File No. CD11-0120. Sponsor: Vitruvius Estates, LLC, 767 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10153. The unit layout, square footage, and dimensions are approximate and subject to normal construction variances and tolerances. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. This material is based upon information which we consider reliable but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice. Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. © MMXIV Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. All Rights Reserved. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Company.


Country Living Less Than

CHAPPAQUA, NY

$19,900,000

ROSEWOOD: Unrivaled in its scope, luxury and privacy, this absolutely stunning 87 acre estate, known as Rosewood, represents the very finest in living. Rosewood is one of the most distinctive properties in Westchester County, combining timeless elegance with classic design. Encompassing over 20,000 sf, this Georgian stone residence of high sophistication will enchant the most discriminating buyer. Rosewood was completed in 2004 by the renowned architect Boris Baranovich. A true masterpiece endowed with lavish architectural detail and a myriad of resort-level entertainment, all richly appointed with state-of-the-art accouterments. MLS: 3230338

Amy Smith Sroka

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker c: 914.523.0678 | amy.smith@juliabfee.com RYE BROKERAGE | 49 PURCHASE STREET, RYE NY 10580 | 914.967.4600 | juliabfee.com


One Hour to Manhattan!

ARMONK, NY

$7,900,000

WORK OF ART: This spectacular and sweeping young modern is truly a work of art. Built into the hillside with the intention of drinking in the dynamite water views, the architect successfully combined the architecture with the landscape. Soaring ceiling heights create the dramatic setting and tiger wood floors, radiant heat and walls of windows create warm and intimate spaces. A gourmet kitchen with all the finest amenities. Flexible bedroom spaces on two levels creates privacy for you and guests. Welcome! MLS: 3305123

Joanna Rizoulis

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker c: 917.359.7885 | joanna.rizoulis@juliabfee.com Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.


In Good Taste SANT AMBROEUS RISTORANTE 265 Lafayette Street (at Spring Street) 212.966.2770 www.santambroeus.com ITALIAN

MEATPACKING DISTRICT

Blue Ribbon Sushi

DEL POSTO 85 Tenth Avenue (between 15th and 16th streets) www.delposto.com 212.497.8090 ITALIAN

“Espresso and a Mortadella sandwich—no one else in New York City gets the subtle art of sandwichmaking like Via Quadronno. They use a single suberb ingredient on a fresh-baked roll.” —JOHN DELUCIE, partner,

Gradisca

Crown Group Hospitality, executive Chef at The Lion, Bill’s Food & Drink and Crown Tocqueville

LOCANDA VERDE 377 Greenwich Street 212.925.3797 locandaverdenyc.com ITALIAN

MEGU

FATTY CRAB 643 Hudson Street 212.352.3592 www.fattycrab.com ASIAN

PASTIS 9 Ninth Avenue (at West 12th Street) 212.929.4844 www.pastisny.com FRENCH

SCARPETTA 355 West 14th Street 212.691.0555 www.scarpettanyc.com

SPICE MARKET 403 West 13th Street 212.675.2322 www.spicemarketnewyork.com SOUTHEAST ASIAN

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TRIBECA AMERICAN CUT 363 Greenwich Street 212.226.4736 americancutsteakhouse.com NEW AMERICAN

BOULEY 163 Duane Street 212.964.2525 www.davidbouley.com FRENCH

LANDMARC 179 West Broadway (between Leonard and Worth streets) 212.343.3883 www.landmarc-restaurant.com FRENCH

62 Thomas Street 212.964.7777 www.megurestaurants.com JAPANESE/SUSHI

NOBU 105 Hudson Street (at Franklin Street) 212.219.0500 www.noburestaurants.com/new-york JAPANESE/PERUVIAN

FINANCIAL DISTRICT BOBBY VAN’S STEAKHOUSE 25 Broad Street 212.344.8463 www.bobbyvans.com STEAKHOUSE

DELMONICO’S 56 Beaver Street 212.509.1144 www.delmonicosrestaurantgroup.com/ restaurant STEAKHOUSE ✦


georgica estate section compound • east Hampton ViLLage soutH Exclusive. $12,900,000. WEB# 25887. Peter M. Turino, President 631.903.6115 pturino@bhshamptons.com

All information is from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice. All rights to content, photographs and graphics reserved to broker. Equal Housing Opportunity Broker. Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons, LLC. 27 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937 • 631.324.6400


ask hall f. willkie

A question for one of the city’s top real estate experts . . . The Importance of Fair Housing Laws

JACK DEUTSCH

A Hall F. Willkie, President, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales; 212.906.9203 or hwillkie@bhsusa.com

s New Yorkers, we know that diversity is what makes our city so vibrant and productive. To protect everyone’s rights, there are fair housing laws that apply to residential real estate. In New York City, we are required to adhere to federal, state and local laws. Specifically protected categories include age, citizenship, familial status, handicap/ disability, marital/partnership status, national origin, occupation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and lawful source of income. The purpose of fair housing laws is to make certain that everyone has an equal opportunity and fair treatment when looking for a home. Real estate brokers serve their clients in a fiduciary capacity; however, the city’s fair housing laws supersede any broker’s obligation to his/her clients. These laws are noble and important, and real estate agents are trained to ensure that customers and clients are treated accordingly. Simply put, housing discrimination is illegal and has no place here in our great city. ✦

“To protect everyone’s rights, there are fair housing laws that apply to residential real estate [in New York City] . . . . [so that] everyone has an equal opportunity and fair treatment when looking for a home . . .These laws are noble and important, and real estate agents are trained to ensure that customers and clients are treated accordingly.”

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177 East 71st Street is an immaculately renovated 20-foot wide townhouse originally built in 1909 by the architect S.E. Gage for real estate mogul Douglas Elliman and his wife Theodora. A three year renovation has brought this approximately 6,700 square foot Neo-Federal red brick townhouse with an additional 1,700 square feet fully built out English Basement into the 21st century while preserving the gracious and elegant feel. A substantial single family home that features 8 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 3 powder rooms, an elevator that accesses 6 floors, a formal dining room, living room, an enormous eat-in kitchen that opens to an approximately 600 square foot garden, a home theatre, full gym, an office, a study, and a rooftop studio with an approximately 500 square foot garden. The home also has 6 wood burning fireplaces, 1 gas fireplace, a wireless sound system for all major rooms and bedrooms, security system throughout, 17 zone state-of-the-art central air-conditioning system, 20 zones for central heat, and a humidification system throughout. All electrical, plumbing and mechanicals are new and state-of-the-art with 2 WiFi zones for each floor, representing just some of the features of this home.

$17,400,000 • WEB#9116835

Samuel Thomas Milbank Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker tmilbank@bhsusa.com 212-906-9248 c: 646-281-8969

new york city

the hamptons

pa l m b e a c h

All information is from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice. All rights to content, photographs and graphics reserved to Broker. Equal Housing Opportunity Broker.


Ann Jeffery

nn Jeffery

Bari Rosen

Bari Rosen

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME RESIDENCE

DuPLEX PENTHOuSE AT 15 CPW

PARK AVENuE PH DuPLEX WITH TERRACE

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME DuPLEX PENTHOuSE AT 15 CPW with 392SF PARK AVENuE DuPLEX WITH TERRACE Central Park.RESIDENCE Co-Excl. Full-floor. 15 rooms CPW. 5,610SF duplex penthouse UES. Co-Excl.PH Prewar palatial PH w/5BR, 5 full

flooded with light and surrounded terrace overlooking Centralwith Park 392SF in 15 CPW 2 pwdr rms, LR, libr, FDR, WEIK,5brkfst Central Park. Co-Excl. Full-floor. 15 roomswith CPW. 5,610SF duplex penthouse UES.bath, Co-Excl. Prewar palatial PH w/5BR, full terraces. 7BR,surrounded eat-in kitchen, formal dining condo. 4BR, 5.5 bath with elevator bath,rm, sky rm, 2 wbfps, city FDR, & riverWEIK, views, huge terr, flooded with light and with terrace overlooking Central Parkprivate in 15 CPW 2 pwdr rms, LR, libr, brkfst room; master suite with terrace. Full hotel and working Whiteelevator glove building. brand renov.city $24.95M. WEB#huge 9161453. terraces. 7BR, eat-in kitchen, formal dining condo. 4BR, 5.5 bathfireplace. with private rm, sky rm,new 2 wbfps, & river views, terr, Cathy Franklin services. WEB# 3452636. $62.5M. WEB# 9230070. Cathy 212-906-9236 room; master suite $95M. with terrace. Full hotel and working fireplace. White glove building. brand newFranklin renov. $24.95M. WEB# 9161453. Kathy Sloane 212-906-9258 Kyle Blackmon 212-588-5648 Alexis Bodenheimer 212-906-9230 thy Franklin services. $95M. WEB# 3452636. $62.5M. WEB# 9230070. Cathy Franklin 212-906-9236 Kathy Sloane 212-906-9258 Kyle Blackmon 212-588-5648 Alexis Bodenheimer 212-906-9230

Curtis Jackson

rtis Jackson

Edith F. Tuckerman

F. Tuckerman

ayne Roskin

CENTRAL PARK BLOCK 1 FAMILY

MILLENIuM MAGIC

GREAT OPPORTuNITY

West 80s. 5-story limestone mansion, newly UWS. Sweeping Park, city and river views from Fifth Avenue. Co-Excl. Do not miss this great renovated with 5 bedrooms, triple pane apt in fine full-service building, only 17 the 35th flr. Over 40’ LR/DR on the Park, 4BR,GREAT 3 duplex Elayne Roskin CENTRAL PARK BLOCK 1 FAMILY OPPORTuNITY MILLENIuM MAGIC windows, security cameras, 6 working gas bath, WEIK, great closets, W/D, TWAC. FS fab apts. Stunning large living room and dining West 80s. 5-story limestone mansion, newly Avenue. Co-Excl. Do not miss this great UWS. Sweeping Park, city and river views from Fifthroom, fireplaces, central air conditioning and open 3BR, 3.5 baths windowed kitchen, CAC. condo in best location. $9.5M. WEB# 9323496. renovated with bedrooms, triple pane9111692. the 35thLisa apt ingarden. fine full-service building, only 17 flr. Over 40’ LR/DR on the Park, 4BR, 3 duplex south5garden. $9.75M. WEB# Private $6.75M. WEB# 9267923. Lippman 212-588-5606 windows, security cameras, 6 working gas apts. Stunning large living room and dining bath, WEIK, great closets, W/D, TWAC. FS fab David Kornmeier 212-588-5642 Toby Gamsu 212-317-7704 Scott Moore 212-588-5608

fireplaces, central air conditioning and open south garden. $9.75M. WEB# 9111692. Howard Morrel David Kornmeier 212-588-5642

condo in best location. $9.5M. WEB# 9323496. Lisa Lippman 212-588-5606 Scott Moore 212-588-5608

room, 3BR, 3.5 baths windowed kitchen, CAC. Private garden. $6.75M. WEB# 9267923. Toby Gamsu 212-317-7704

ward Morrel

Jean Adams

ean Adams

Joan Goldberg

TERRACED CONDO

EXTRAORDINARY HOME ON RIVER

East Village. Wonderful 3BR, with two RSD. The finest and most beautiful private terraces. Mint condition apartment renovation. The apartment has been gut for sale with wood burning fireplace, small renovated, but retains all of its original n Goldberg TERRACED CONDO EXTRAORDINARY HOME RIVER doorman building, large kitchen, great light. prewar grandeur and ON detail. $3.945M. East Village. Wonderful with two RSD. The finest and most beautiful $4.75M. WEB#3BR, 9089285. WEB# 9107492. Joanne Greene Liz Dworkin 212-906-0509 JamesThe Perez 212-588-5656 private terraces. Mint condition apartment renovation. apartment has been gut

nne Greene

for sale with wood burning fireplace, small doorman building, large kitchen, great light. $4.75M. WEB# 9089285. new york Liz Dworkin 212-906-0509

renovated, but retains all of its original prewar grandeur and detail. $3.945M. WEB# c i t y 9107492. the hamptons pa l m James Perez 212-588-5656

DESIRABLE AND DRAMATIC

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Beauty for weddings is a core part of your brand. What makes your “glam squad” unique in terms of the services you offer bridal parties? Our services are tailored specifically for the individual and we can provide almost any beauty service our clients desire . . . we offer “custom, personalized beauty.” I believe it’s not so much the uniqueness of the services but the quality and the professional way that services are executed. A lot is invested in a wedding, both monetarily and emotionally, so for me, my number one priority, when hiring a team member or partnering with other beauty vendors, is that they share in my philosophy of doing their absolute best to ensure that the day is as special as possible. And by that I mean being punctual, being patient and always going beyond what is expected to ensure that their contribution to the wedding day is perfect. So I would say the service that we possess that’s the most unique is our passion to make every bridal beauty experience a beautiful one.

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How does this philosophy differ for local and destination weddings? For destination weddings our passion to provide superior services remains the same. The sky’s the limit! Beyond New York, how has your expansion to Miami and Palm Beach impacted the damali nyc brand? It started out of convenience for our New York City makeup and hair clientele who “winter” in the Palm Beach and Miami area. This expansion has allowed us to increase our client base, our artistic team and extended partnerships. We are also looking to expand to L.A. in the near future. Are there any trends you are noticing in terms of what high-end clients are asking for? Quite frankly our clients don’t tend to be short-term trendy, but rather lean towards a more timeless beauty in terms of makeup and hair services. However, in terms of overall services, more and more clients are requesting “in office” services. And more and more companies are offering services for their employees at the workplace. ✦

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HALEY FRIEDLICH

Dear AVENUE,

Bill Walshe, the man behind Viceroy Hotel Group, shares his Middle East preferences

As the CEO of Viceroy Hotel Group, Bill Walshe is hardly at a loss for swanky places to stay. So when we asked him to tell us the ins and outs of a place that is particularly special to him, our ears perked up to hear his response. On the heels of the recently opened Viceroy New York and as the man behind some of our favorite haunts, including Viceroy Miami and Viceroy Antigua, we had some predictions of where he might choose, but the Irish native managed to surprise and enlighten us with tales from the United Arab Emirates.

Far, far away The United Arab Emirates. I lived in Dubai for seven years, and I love the energy, creativity and culture of the UAE. I get to Abu Dhabi and Dubai every couple of months—it’s a long trip but luckily both Emirates and Etihad are among my favorite airlines in the world.

Keep it Viceroy I stay at Yas Viceroy in Abu Dhabi, one of the most visually stunning hotels in the world. Its location on the Formula 1 Race Track is truly unique. If I am in Dubai visiting the site of what will soon be Viceroy Dubai, I will stay with my former colleagues at one of Jumeirah Group’s hotels. I love the Arabian Souk at Madinat Jumeirah Dubai.

We could buy into this A “desert safari” in an SUV is a remarkable experience, and the beaches of the UAE are among the finest in the world. Taking a run down Dubai’s real-snow indoor ski slope is a 106 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014

surreal experience. Mostly my activities are work related, but happily the selection of restaurants for entertaining is world class.

Rap-city

Dubai and Abu Dhabi attract many celebrities, many of whom stay at Yas Viceroy, particularly at Formula 1 race time in November. Discretion precludes me from naming them, but last year I did get to see Jay-Z, Muse and Depeche Mode in concert in Abu Dhabi on

three consecutive F1 nights, which was awesome.

UAE Bucketlist

In Abu Dhabi, I would recommend a visit to the Grand Mosque, the world’s largest, and if the timing is right, attendance at the F1 Grand Prix. In Dubai, a visit to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, is a must, and a trip to the Spice Souk bazaar offers a real taste of Dubai as it used to be.

Locally flavor infused Traveling as frequently as I do, I have come to truly appreciate the uniqueness of different destinations and cultures, and this translates into my obsession with creating a distinct “sense of place” with every Viceroy hotel we open. The world is not cookie cutter, and hotels should not be either. ✦


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Honoree Hillary Clinton & James Glaser @ The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Gala

Randy Kemper and Tony Ingrao named to Margaret Russell’s AD100 List @ the Four Seasons Hotel

Rocco Ritchie and Mummy Madonna do Gstaad

Valentino, Salma Hayek & Giancarlo Giammetti @ the Tower Hotel

Billionaires Hit the Slopes Valentino at home, The Palace turns 100, baubles and birthday girls

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n Gstaad, the most intriguing billionaires are the ones who do not want to be seen. The richest girl in the world was here, but nobody knew it because that’s the way she wanted it. Then there’s the other side of this golden coin, personified by the designer Valentino, who’s dubbed “The Emperor” by his intimates and his partner Giancarlo Giammetti. The debonair duo entertains the crème de la crème in their chic chalet, Gifferhorn. Their wood-paneled home overflows with Old Master paintings, rare antiques and serious contemporary art. A posse of pugs and a tiny Yorkshire terrier roam freely. Blue and white Meissen vases capped with delicate birds and porcelain flowers line the mantle of the main stone fireplace, which is always aglow. Warming these highly

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Princess Tatiana and Prince Nikolaos of Greece in Stockholm

personal rooms are lush rust and gold paisley and pony-skin print fabrics; exotic carpets in shades of red, rose and beige. Every surface is an exquisite still-life. Lounging on the cozy silk-fringed furniture you may find Prince Nickolaos and Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark; Margherita Missoni; Tatiana Santo Domingo; Elton John and his spouse David Furnish; Khali Lassir, Maria Longoria, Charlene Shorto and Madonna and all her children, including Rocco Ritchie, who is quite a cut-up both on and off his custommade snowboards. Rocco, his pal Dominic Sesto and their self-proclaimed team of “Loose Cannons” made videos on the slopes and frolicked on Valentino’s Sheep by Claude Lalanne until someone whispered their value: $5 million. All told, the impeccably dressed pair are this Swiss village’s “Hosts with the Most.” At their intimate New Year’s Eve party, the slim and fit designer wore a Black Watch plaid suit. On another day they donned velvet ensembles: “Val” wore burgundy and “GG.” moss green. “We did not dress the same on purpose!” Giancarlo swore. They entertain effortlessly and flawlessly; their chef is the best in town. For dinner there are extraordinary plates with intricate leaf motifs and cabbage- and artichoke-shaped vessels filled with miniature vegetables. Valentino confides, “I have over 100 different sets of china.” The first course is miso-crusted asparagus presented on a ceramic box lined with lemon wedges and decorated with tiny pink orchids. Everything is light and healthy. “I don’t have rich banquets,” laughs the Emperor, who adds, “I eat simply.” The twosome received a thousand-piece puzzle as a house gift and, with the help of their guests, completed it in five days. It turned out to be a vintage New Yorker cover covered in fanciful animals. The magic is

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Princess Marie-Chantal and Prince Pavlos of Greece in Luxemburg

Margherita Missoni and Tatiana Santo Domingo lit up Gstaad


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in the details. They have an embroidered pillow that says: “You’ll always be my best friend, you know too much.” Hahaha! As Aileen Mehle, the peerless society columnist, likes to write. Who else would tell you these things? THE PALACE HOTEL TURNS 100 The Gstaad Palace hotel is the life and soul of this Alpine social scene. Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman and her husband Harvey Weinstein were among those who checked in. Roman Polanski has his own table next to the fireplace in the Great Room; at tea time, you’ll find him and his wife Emmanuelle Seigner catching up with friends. I ran into Ann Dexter-Jones, Laurence Graff, Simon de Pury, Patricia and Henry Hay, Sima and Peter Merian and Victoria Wyman. Members of the Schertz family, which has owned the Palace for three generations, gave a gala to celebrate the hotel’s hundredth birthday. Everyone came to scoop up the Beluga and foie gras and quaff Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne Rosé while viewing vintage film clips of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s grand entrances, and waiters in white tie and tails, on ice skates, delivering cocktails on silver trays as Rolls Royces pulled up to the hotel’s front steps. Among those who do Gstaad regularly are HRH Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and their daughter Princess Olympia; Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark; Pia Getty; Janna Bullock; Sharon Handler and Ambassador John Loeb; Anne Hathaway; Beanie Esteve; Yoko Ono; Lady Liliana and Lord William Cavendish and their children Georgiana and Edward Cavendish. Andrea Schertz, who currently heads up the Palace, hosted a Great Gatsby-themed party at the GreenGo, the infamous nightclub underneath the hotel where the young, royal and rich flock after midnight. I spotted the Material Girl’s daughter Lourdes, Zoe Remmel, Julian Hay, Eugenia Bullock, Arina Berezovsky and all the pretty young things who go to Le Rosey, on the dance floor that is 110 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014

Michele Riggi gave a birthday dinner for Marylou Whitney @ the Palazzo Riggi

Liv Tyler and Georgina Chapman @ Cipriani

suspended over the pool. I’ve been asked not to reveal the names of the madcap flappers who jumped into the water, but I can tell you they were fined 2,000 euros and banned from the hot spot for two years. Time will tell if their billionaire fathers will procure them a pardon. The next king of Bhutan is currently enrolled at Le Rosey and the future Grand Duke of Luxembourg is among the alumni, along with King Juan Carlos I of Spain, King Baudouin I of Belgium, King Fuad II of Egypt, King Ntare V of Burundi, Aga Khan IV, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Winthrop Rockefeller, to name but a few. THE ALPINA AND THE EAGLE Over at Marcel Bach and Jean-Claude Mimran’s Alpina, the über-chic hotel whose Sixth Senses Spa, along with Café Royal’s Akasha Spa in London, are the edgiest and most luxurious state-of-the-art facilities of their kind in the world; there were screenings of The Wolf of Wall Street and Philomena. Guests included Ingrid Sischy, Tabitha Simmons, Craig McDean and billionaire Bob Manoukian, who gave a postscreening supper at his villa. Rachel Lehmann, the savvy gallerist who owns the Lehman Maupin Gallery in SoHo, christened her art-laden chalet on the Alpina’s grounds with a lively fête. She reproduced her Jeff Koons sculpture of Mickey and Minnie Mouse in ice at the entrance so no one would, get lost because a bouquet of colored balloons just doesn’t cut it in Gstaad, n’est-ce pas? DJ Brendan J. Sullivan, who wrote the Lady Gaga memoir Rivington Was Ours, spun into the wee hours for the cognoscenti you always see at Frieze and Art Basel. The exclusive Eagle Club, whose members include Prince Nicholas Romanov, the columnist Taki Theodoracopulos, Roger Moore, Claire and Jamie Barber, Adnan Khashoggi and Loulou and Geoffrey Moore, is the only place to be seen at lunch. Otherwise, it’s better to stay home and take a nap. Unless, of course, you’re invited to Valentino’s. ✦

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LADY TINA GREEN AVENUE’s back-page column asks New York notables our version of the questionnaire made famous by Marcel Proust

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f anyone has an instinctive eye for luxury, it’s Lady Tina Green. An empress of style and opulence, she is Britain’s queen of retail; her husband, Sir Philip Green, is a clothing-store tycoon (he owns Topshop) and principal of the Arcadia Group. When Lady Green’s not hitting the high seas on an ocean liner, she travels between her firm Argent Design’s offices in Monaco and London and works to transform the interiors of homes, yachts and private planes into sumptuous havens for the über-rich. She’s also collaborated with Lalique, the French crystal brand, to create a 370-piece Art Deco-inspired collection of furniture and home accessories, Lalique Maison. In conjunction with the opening of Lalique’s boutique at the Bal Harbour Shops, the international grande dame reveals what she loves about a Miami state of mind. Lalique at the Bal Harbour Shops, Suite 103, 9200 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, Fla., 305.537.5150

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WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT STATE OF MIND? I’m on holiday [in Barbados], so I’m in a very happy place [laughs].

WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO LIVE IN MIAMI? North Bay Road or La Gorce Island. For living, I like that area—I think it’s divine. WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE? My son owns a home there; I just love being there with him: relaxing in the garden and looking at downtown Miami from the house. In the evening, I’ll be sitting having a drink, [looking at the view], without a doubt. WHAT NEWSPAPER COLUMN DO YOU READ FIRST IN THE MORNING? I read the Daily Mail.

The Delano Hotel pool

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WATERING HOLE FOR DINNER? Casa Tua—I love that, where you have a drink upstairs; Cipriani; The Delano Hotel; and Villa Azur [in South Beach] is lovely. That’s what I love about Miami: There are so many wonderful places to eat. It’s so much fun there. 112 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2014

Lady Tina Green in Lal

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF [LIFE IN] MIAMI? I love being able to wake up in the morning, and it’s such an easy lifestyle. That’s what it is. It’s a lovely, great lifestyle. It’s trendy and it’s easy. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO GET AROUND MIAMI? On the waterway—I love it on a boat. Indian Creek—passing the beautiful homes there. WHICH SHOPS DO YOU RELY ON? The Bal Harbour Shops; that’s my favorite area. I love Roberto Cavalli there, Neiman Marcus, pretty much everything. And then the new design district—it’s very trendy and I love some of the stores there. IF YOU WERE INVISIBLE FOR A DAY IN MIAMI, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Sit in Zuma and eat lunch all day [laughs]. No, I’ll tell you what I’d do: I would sit on the dock of our home and watch the manatees. WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST EXTRAVAGANCE? Handbags. DO YOU HAVE ANY MIAMI DISCOVERIES? The Webster, and Alchemy on Lincoln Road WHERE IS PARADISE FOR YOU? Sitting on a beautiful yacht with my family. That would be paradise to me.

ique’s Bal Harbour sho wroom

WHOM DO YOU MOST ADMIRE? My husband [Sir Philip Green]. IF YOUR HOUSE WERE ON FIRE, WHICH THREE THINGS WOULD YOU RESCUE? What? My god. Should I get my children? That’s the first thing I’d do. I wouldn’t care about anything else, to be honest. That would be it—I would get my family safely out of there. What’s the second thing I’d do? I suppose I would look for my passport—and my jewelry [laughs]. WHAT’S THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? If you’re going to do something, do it with a passion or don’t do it at all. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PIECE FROM YOUR COLLABORATION WITH LALIQUE MAISON? I would say the black laquered Victoire chair—with the [clear crystal] head of the Victoire on the armchair and [ivory silk fabric]. That’s one of my favorite pieces.

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Exactly who I am. ✦ —As told to Charlotte Ross


ROSE HILL POINT: UNCOMPROMISING WATERFRONT Water Mill. Cross an exquisite yacht with an extraordinary estate and you might find yourself with this most incredible of properties with the most spectacular views in the Hamptons. Sprawled across 2.3 acres on Mecox Bay, a magnificent 15,000 SF+/-, 7+ bedroom gambrel home, designed by noted architect Val Florio, is destined to be the most spectacular residence ever to come to market on Mecox Bay. A double-height foyer leads to multiple living areas which include a great room, a formal dining room, adjacent butler’s pantry and a custom gourmet kitchen with its own living room. Enjoy the 1st floor 10-seat movie theater or the adjacent recreational room which includes billiards, table tennis, darts, arcade games, full wet bar and walk-in wine cellar . A sunroom with bath services the pool area. Take the wide staircase or an elevator to the second floor where each room has expansive views of the bay and ocean beyond. Work out in a full gym and house lucky guests in five sumptuous suites. The inspired duplex master wing has its own living room with fireplace, separate his and hers walk-in closets, his bathroom with sauna, steam and TV, her bathroom with a soaking tub, fireplace and TV, a temperature controlled fur vault and an octagonal wood-paneled office that seeing is believing with 180 degree views of Mecox Bay. A junior master suite offers luxurious bathroom, generous sleeping and sitting areas and a private terrace, complete with outdoor shower. Generous balconies provide ample room to watch all the activity on the bay. Outside opportunities are magical. The bayside grounds offer an infinity edged pool and spa, a covered outdoor living room with fireplace and a full outdoor Grill area with a second outdoor fireplace and endless views of water in every direction. The dock accommodates multiple watercraft while a beach lies just beyond 365 ft. of bulk headed waterfront overlooking your own private island! Heroic views, resort like accommodations and countless amenities define this ultimate waterfront property. Co-Exclusive. $32.95M WEB# 18638

Southampton to Montauk...Sagaponack to Shelter Island The Hamptons for Buyers, Sellers, Renters & Investors

Gary R. DePersia Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker m: 516.380.0538 gdp@corcoran.com

THE HAMPTONS

SHELTER ISLAND

NORTH FORK

Equal Housing Opportunity. The Corcoran Group is a licensed real estate broker. 51 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937 | 631.324.3900


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