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Tips for creating a

TRENDY, YET TIMELESS kitchen design

MODERN TWISTS on

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25 years ago, the deal for Wayne Gretzky shook the sports world

GLEN GLEN SATHER SATHER Hall-of-Fame Hockey Legend

Hall-of-Fame Hockey Legend

talks about how building five Stanley talks about how building Cup-winning teams helped preparefive him Stanley Cup-championship to design his family’s dream home teams helped prepare him to design his family’s dream home


Live Distinctly. ROSSLYNTM JEWEL COLLECTIONTM


‘Tis the season for new takes on storied traditions, whether it’s in kitchen design, comfort food, or upscale cocktails

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18 TIMELESS WITH A TWIST You want your kitchen to look unique and personal, and to look as great in five years as it does today. Make sure your investment holds its value by balancing classic style with trendy touches.

22 PERFECT PLANNING Beginning a design project can seem overwhelming, but if you follow the simple advice from our team of professionals you’ll find a little advance planning is the secret to a beautifully easy result.

26 BUILDING THE DREAM Hockey Hall-of-Fame coach Glen Sather and his wife, Ann, talk about the role of family and the importance of teamwork in designing their new dream house in Banff, Alberta.

34 TRADE OF THE CENTURY

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A detailed look back at the legendary deal that sent Wayne Gretzky from the Oilers dynasty to upstart L.A. 25 years ago, and how it shook the sports world.

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“I’ve been involved with teams my entire life. The building of a home is similar in a lot of ways because you have to work together.” —GLEN SATHER, “BUILDING THE DREAM,” PAGE 26 C A M B R I A S T Y L E . C O M

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ambria Style in this issue, exemplifies how fleeting our time is, and how after all is said and done, home is where we find peace. After all the fun along with the blood, sweat, and tears that have forged our lives, our home is, indeed, where the heart and soul rests. The Sather’s, Glen and Ann, he a whirlwind executive of one of the prized major sports franchises in history, the New York Rangers, and having stood at the center of the biggest events of their life’s work, with the glitz and glamour of it all, settle, at the end, to build a family home, in a family village, amongst many wonderful, down to earth, homegrown families just like them. We find then, as Cambria, the wonderful opportunity to be all about the peace, tranquility, and pleasure in the lives of our many customers, as they “nest up” outside of the intensity of their life’s everyday battles and challenging journey’s, with us, Cambria. This truly is an honor, to be, with our products, providing joy and peace in such a special way. Enjoy Cambria Style, as we make the memories within, mix with the everyday, and fold in the timelessness of it all…and then a look back, already 25 years since “The Great One” made his way south.

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38 NEW OLD FAVORITES

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Rich colors and warm metallic finishes combine for an effect that’s stylish and sophisticated. These kitchen accents are so chic you’ll never want to put them away.

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Wow your guests with our favorite holiday desserts—by mail.

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Cooler days are made for comfort food. These lightened-up versions of traditional standbys are sure to become your family’s favorites. There’s no combination quite like a cocktail and a good cigar. Here, some new ideas for classic cocktails and tips on choosing a superlative smoke.

ABOUT TOWN

12 THE MEMORIES

44 NAVIGATING ONLINE SHOPPING

Showcase life’s most precious moments, all over the house.

Helpful advice and tips from the pros on finding that perfect gift on the Web.

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46 LOCAL SCENE

Today’s complex neutral tones create an air of quiet elegance in any room.

16 TABLESCAPES

Let your heirloom silver inspire the decor for your next special gathering.

From Golden Gate to golden sands, our expert guide to the best stores, sights, and bites in San Francisco and Naples, Florida.

WHAT’S NEW 48 WORD ON THE STREET

Style makers converge, production ramps up, two new designs debut, and other Cambria news. ON THE COVER | Hockey legend Glen Sather is still pursuing his dreams, whether it’s a new house in Banff or a sixth Stanley Cup.

LAST LOOK 50 THE MOMENT

Taking the time to reflect on and appreciate those special little memories that last a lifetime.

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Editor’s Letter WHETHER IT’S STYLE, FOOD, OR DESIGN, SOME IDEAS SIMPLY RING TRUE ACROSS THE AGES. But what makes something “classic” often involves matching a new idea together with a timeless favorite that we have loved and relied on for generations. Take, for example, the time-honored ritual of reading a book. Today, we’re more likely to download a story onto a tablet than buy a book off the shelf. And though there are nuances about reading a printed book that we still enjoy—the heft of it in our hand, the turning of a page, or the highlighting of an insightful quote—we nonetheless appreciate the ease and convenience of having access to a digitized library. Hence, the act of reading has become a classic balance of new and old. At Cambria, we also pride ourselves on balancing innovation with enduring designs and unsurpassed craftsmanship that will stand the test of time. That philosophy is very evident in our cover story with Glen and Ann Sather. A Hall-of-Fame hockey legend, Glen is a testament to living a life that embraces the future while celebrating the past, which in his case translates to a lifetime of wins both on and off the ice. Fittingly, the design of the Sather’s new home in Banff, Alberta, Canada is a delicate dance between new and old—a mindset that they carry throughout every aspect of their lives from friendships to family to business. Once you see the Sather’s gorgeous kitchen you may be inspired to update your own. If so, check out our features on style tips for creating a timeless kitchen and how to plan your project the right way from the get go. In keeping with our classic theme, we asked noted chef Rocco Whalen to create modern twists on some favorite classic recipes of his own. They are certain to bring some oohs and yums to your next gathering. And what doesn’t say classic better that a magnificent, formal table setting? We have one that is certain to stand the test of time. As for new favorite products and gadgets, of course we’ve compiled some of our freshest picks for you. And who knows, some of them may one day end up as a classic favorite that serve as inspiration for the next fresh idea. Enjoy.

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THINGS I LOVE Functional and beautiful? I’m in! With a top that doubles as a cutting board, this bread bin adds artistic f lair to any countertop,

I love this masculine take on an heirloom gift! Personalized sterling silver cuff links, PAGE 13. C A M B R I A

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ST YLE LEND TIME-TOUCHED CHARACTER TO A BRAND-NEW SPACE BY DISPLAYING A PIECE OF ANTIQUE MIRROR GLASS IN A DISTRESSED WOOD FRAME.

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Perfectly Polished Bold color, burnished metal, classic architectural detailing, and richly textured surfaces combine to create a look that’s strong and smart—and right at home in any room in the house.

PICTURE FRAME MOLDING TAKES THE BACKDROP FROM FLAT TO FABULOUS. FOR A TRULY LUXE LOOK, PAINT WALLS IN A RICH JEWEL TONE.

THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF CAMBRIA ACCENTUATES THE SIMPLE, OPEN DESIGN AND GRACEFULLY TAPERING LEGS OF THE VANITY.

AN ABOVE-COUNTER SINK ADDS CONTEMPORARY EDGE IN AN INSTANT. MIXING METALS—A RUBBED BRONZE SINK, A POLISHED CHROME FAUCET— IS BOTH UNEXPECTED AND FRESH.

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GET THE LOOK: Custom Frame, style# 1525-75, Light Brown Burl, $27 per linear foot, TC Moulding; tcmoulding.com. Brittany Architectural Railing Sconce, $319, Restoration Hardware; restorationhardware.com. Coimbra Decorative Vessel lavatory, $3295, Kallista; kallista.com. Margaux Single-Handle Faucet, Tall, $809.85, Kohler; kohler.com. Homart Insect Jar (orchid vessel), $45; Small Brass Standing Mirror, $165; Edwin Jagger three-piece Classic Shaving Accessories set, $145; Eyebobs, $75; Silver Soap Tray, $14.25; Lux “Magi” Soap, $16; Acqua DiColonia Cologne (100ml/3.3oz.), $125, Martin Patrick; martinpatrick3.com. C A M B R I A S T Y L E . C O M

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Crowning Jewels Give your rooms the gift of color: bold, brilliant gemstone shades lend your spaces sparkling sophistication. | By AMANDA LECKY

HERE’S A BRIGHT IDEA: TREAT TABLE LAMPS AS JEWELRY, CHOOSING ONE WITH A SMOKY AMETHYST OR TOPAZ BASE AND A TOUCHABLE SHADE TO INSTANTLY UPDATE ANY LIVING ROOM.

CHOOSE FROM A GLEAMING ARRAY OF JEWEL TONES AT BENJAMIN MOORE. WE THINK “DEEP GREEN,” 2039-10 “ADRIATIC SEA,” CSP-660 OR "EGGPLANT," 1379 WOULD LOOK STUNNING IN A DINING ROOM.

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A SAPPHIRE BACKDROP SETS A SCENE THAT’S INFUSED WITH DRAMA—YET SOMEHOW AS SOOTHING AS THE DEEP BLUE SEA.


YOU DON’T HAVE TO COMMIT TO AN INTENSE HUE EVERYWHERE. A TEXTURED THROW PILLOW (OR TWO) WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE ALLURE OF AQUAMARINE OR CORAL IN AN EASY-TO-CHANGE BURST.

RUG: JOE GARRAD/ABC CARPET & HOME

A ONE-OF-A-KIND STATEMENT RUG DYED A BRILLIANT SHADE OF EMERALD OR GARNET TRANSFORMS AN AVERAGE ROOM TO AN EXOTIC—AND LUXURIOUS—HAVEN.

“Rich, mysterious jewel tones add instant glamour to any space.” —RONA EDELMAN, COLOR & DESIGN MANAGER, BENJAMIN MOORE

GET THE LOOK: Howell 20” Pillow, $50, Crate & Barrel; crateandbarrel.com. Jovin Home Passiflora Cushion in Teal, $29, Wayfair; wayfair.com. RLH Collection English Chesterfield Sofa, $5,469, Horchow; horchow.com. Color Reform 8’11” x 17’11” rug, $9,500, ABC Carpet & Home; abccarpet.com. Pierre Chair, $999, Z Gallerie; zgallerie.com. Cobalt Embossed Double Old Fashion and Hiball glasses, $7 each, Pier 1 imports; pier1.com. Peony 12” Round Bowl in Amethyst, $225, Julia Knight; juliaknight.net. Clift Glass Table Lamp Base in Eggplant, $170, and Burlap Tapered Drum Lamp Shade in Natural, $59, Pottery Barn; potterybarn.com. C A M B R I A S T Y L E . C O M

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1 7 BETTER BREAD BIN Lend rich monochromatic texture with accents like a pretty round bread bin. Its olivewood top doubles as a cutting board. $158, Anthropologie; anthropologie.com

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KNIFE BLOCK Thirteen full-tang knives appear to float against the magnetic Acacia-wood sides of the Schmidt Brothers 15-Piece Downtown Block. $200; West Elm; westelm.com.

SPICE COLLECTION The sleek test-tube design of Dean & Deluca’s Spice rack (in 21- or 40-spice sizes) keeps favorite herbs and spices at hand—and on elegant display. $105 or $165; Dean & Deluca; deandeluca.com.

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MORTAR & PESTLE Perfect for making and serving guacamole or pesto, the Olivewood Mortar and Pestle is handcrafted from sustainable (and beautiful) wood. $30; Crate & Barrel; crateandbarrel.com.

VOGUE VINAIGRETTE Centuries-old Hungarian glassmaking techniques meet modern chic in the show-stopping Cruet Rioja. $54; NYcruets; nycruets.com.

NUTCRACKER Created by Italian architect Andrea Branzi, the whimsical Scoiattolo (“Squirrel”) Nutcracker is a sure conversation-starter. $130; Alessi; allmodern.com.

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Delicious treats by mail? Yes please! And don’t worry, your guests will be so busy complimenting you, they won’t even notice the box in the kitchen. 1

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EDITOR’S PICK INSTEAD OF THE USUAL SWEET DESSERT, END A RICH MEAL WITH A SOPHISTICATED CHEESE PLATE—COMPLETE WITH PROSCIUTTO AND THIS LUSCIOUS FRUIT CHEESE.

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CLASSIC MACARONS BLACK & WHITE CAKE Baked in the classic Luscious layers of French tradition, chocolate cake, rich these delicate meringue buttercream filling, and sandwich cookies fudge frosting make the come in an array of Black & White Cake a fresh flavors. $48 for 24-macaron holiday gift decadent delight. $40; Bake Me A Wish; box; lette Macarons; bakemeawish.com. deandeluca.com.

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TEMPTING TRUFFLES An assortment of Ugly Truffles—handmade in Chicago of the finest ingredients—is the perfect accompaniment for post-repast coffee. $27 to $76; Cake; cake-chicago.com.

SWEET SORBET Made on Washington’s Bainbridge Island from old-world recipes, Mora Sorbet comes packed in dry ice. $40 for four flavors (the grapefruit is an unexpected delight!); Mora Iced Creamery; moraicecream.com.

DELICATE CANNELÉS Warm, crispy, burntsugar coated, custardfilled canneles pair perfectly with fruit, like sweet-tart rapsberries. $45 for 24 cakes; Mackenzie Limited; mackenzieltd.com.

PERFECT PARTNERS A traditional British delicacy, Fruit Cheese (actually, it's not cheese at all, but preserved, sliceable fruit) is a sophisticated addition to an elegant cheese plate. $18; June Taylor; junetaylorjams.com.

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WHETHER IT’S SNAPSHOTS FROM THAT ANNIVERSARY SPENT IN PARIS, those seashells from that glorious day at the beach, or those first pair of baby shoes you’ve held onto all these years—there is something special about sifting through memorabilia. And because some memories simply need more than an annual visit, we’ve brought together some of our favorite ways to share and enjoy a nostalgic stroll whenever the urge hits.

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INSTAGRAM YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OLD OR NEW TO WIN AN iPHONE 5! TURN TO PAGE 6 FOR CONTEST DETAILS.

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MATCHING FRAMES TAKE YOUR INSTAGRAM PHOTOS OFF YOUR PHONE AND INTO THE LIVING ROOM, CREATING AN ART GALLERY THAT’S EASY TO UPDATE AS YOU SNAP MORE SHOTS.


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4 FAVORITE PLACES Create your own Bus Scroll with a list of meaningful destinations—like the islands you hopped to on your honeymoon. $299. etsy.com/shop/ transitdesign.

EASY-OPEN FRAME Store up to 50 artworks in the Lil Davinci Art Cabinet. A hinged glass frame makes changing the display a breeze. $90 for set of three. dynamicframes.com.

2 PICTURE LINKS Sterling silver Locket Cuff Links keep loved ones close at hand, no matter where he goes. Add a monogram for a truly personal touch. $120. redenvelope.com.

5 CLEVER COVER You look at it 500 times a day, so why not encase your phone in your favorite Instagram, Facebook, or directly uploaded photos? $35. casetagram.com.

3 DISPLAY BOXES Show off treasured keepsakes like baby shoes or heirloom jewelry inside antique-brasstrimmed Glass Display Boxes. $29 to $39. potterybarn.com.

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RECIPE FINDER Turn a simple photo journal into a place to collect beloved recipes. Hint: it's a great gift for grandma from the family. $18 to $50. pinholepress.com.

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A PLAY ON THE CLASSIC CHANDELIER, THIS CHIC FIXTURE HIDES LED LIGHTS BEHIND AN ETERNITY BAND-STYLE RING OF SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS.

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Bid boring beige a fond farewell and say hello to gorgeous gray. From sleek silver to earthy charcoal, this classic, complex color can take any room in a sophisticated new direction. By Interior Designer BILLY BESON, ASID, CID Photo by STEVE HENKE MAKE A BOLD IMPACT WITH A CUSTOM PIECE. THIS CAMBRIA TABLETOP IN HOLLINSBROOK™ MAKES A SIGNATURE STATEMENT SET ATOP THIS CUSTOM-CRAFTED TABLE BASE DESIGNED BY BILLY BESON.

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THERE’S NO DENYING THE POWER OF COLOR.

A bold palette can create atmosphere and drama in an instant. So can a careful combination of refined tones, particularly when used in richly textured layers and punctuated by elements of high contrast—dynamic natural surfaces, strong-lined furnishings, and shimmering accents. Here’s how to use the new neutrals— silvery shades of gray and taupe—to get a look that’s as cool as it is classic. LET NATURE BE YOUR GUIDE. Even the TAILORED, SILVERY LEATHER UPHOLSTERY EMPHASIZES THE STRONG SILHOUETTES OF THE DINING CHAIRS.

most urbane and elegant space can include influences from the world outside the windows. Keep a monochromatic color scheme from feeling too stark by choosing colors inspired by stone, sand, and sea. Here, a beach-pebble gray rug plays beautifully against the silvery leather chair upholstery and the dynamic natural pattern of the Cambria Hollinsbrook tabletop from the Waterstone Collection. Add warmth by incorporating a shade with golden undertones, like Benjamin Moore’s alpaca (1074) paint, used on the walls in this dining room. TRADE PATTERN FOR TEXTURE. Instead

of relying on overblown florals or even strong geometrics for excitement, look to surface treatments to create interest. Upholstery fabrics, window treatments, rugs, throws, table settings, and accessories all can introduce tactile variety. As you shop, touch everything. Good bets for upholstery include nubby chenilles, contemporary corduroy, woven linen, lush velvet, or buttery leather. Carpets and rugs can be anything from rough woven seagrass to ultra-plush pile cut into stripes or a lattice motif. And remember: when it comes to texture, more really is more.

wood and gleaming Cambria on the classicallyinspired dining table is an example of an unexpected, but spectacularly successful, match. BALANCE OLD AND NEW. The best design

looks backwards and forwards at the same time. You can mix periods without restriction, but for a cohesive effect that’s fresh and current—and yet still timeless—it’s best to choose furnishings that feature clean, classic lines, not a lot of fussy ornamentation. Detailing is key to keeping simple from fading into boring. A sharp sabre leg on a dining chair or a diamond-cut crystal highball glass at a place setting can elevate the everyday to ultra chic. Another perk of combining elements from a variety of design eras: you’ll create a more natural, collected effect, and your space won’t look like it’s just been “decorated.” ADD A SINGLE SPOT OF COLOR. Add levity

to your design by adding a tiny splash of saturated color someplace. A vivid magenta vase on a side table or a Kelly green throw pillow on the sofa, for instance, is just enough to bring in an energetic kick. In this dining room, the simple hint of blue in the dinner plates introduces a fresh, balancing influence against the earth-toned palette. See page 16 for an intimate look at this refined table setting.

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SILK FIBERS IN THE RUG NOT ONLY CREATE INVITING SOFTNESS UNDERFOOT BUT ALSO SHIMMER BEAUTIFULLY IN THE LIGHT.

a graphic punch—without color or pattern—by playing with opposites. Emphasize the silhouette of a dark-wood dining chair by selecting a pale upholstery fabric. Top a traditional table with a contemporary chandelier. Use a humble felt placemat underneath heirloomquality porcelain and silver. Also, don’t be afraid to mix materials: the combination of warm

GET THE LOOK: Swarovski Crystal “Circle” Chandelier, The Collection on 5, collection5.com. Pavilion Stripe “Fog” curtain panels, $159 each, Restoration Hardware; restorationhardware.com. Walnut table base built by Jkath Design Build; jkath.com. Laura Kirar dining chair; Baker Interiors; bakerfurniture.com, 612-341-2906. Wool and silk Mosaic rug, Lapchi for Aubry Angelo; aubryangelo.com. Santos Mahogany wood flooring, $4.65 per square foot, Home Legend Classic Collection; homedepot.com. Gray Felt Placemats $28.00, Out of Gray; outofgray.com. Turn to page 16 for table setting product information.

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as you finish an outfit with jewelry, complete the look of your room with a hint of bling. Silk, whether hung in diaphanous drapery panels or woven into an area rug, reflects light and can lend a silky shimmer that imparts richness but not gaudiness. Silver, glass, and cut crystal up the fabulous factor even more, sparkling in candlelight to create an atmosphere of luxury and glamour.

Billy’s Favorite Grays: FOR A LOOK THAT’S SLEEK BUT NOT STARK, OPT FOR A BEIGEY-GRAY WITH WARM UNDERTONES, LIKE BAR HARBOR BEIGE, #1023. PREFER A COOLER ATMOSPHERE, CONSIDER STONINGTON GRAY #HC-170.

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HEIRLOOMS Set the scene for five-star style every time you dress the table. Take inspiration from your most treasured pieces— fine silver, sparkling crystal, delicate porcelain—and turn any occasion into a celebration. By AMANDA LECKY // Photo by STEVE HENKE

SPLURGE ON SOME EXTRA FUN SERVING PIECES AND WHATEVER YOU DECIDE TO SERVE WILL BE EXTRA TEMPTING .

GET THE LOOK: Renaissance Gold dinner plate, $72, salad plate, $44, bread and butter plate, $30, oval platter, $185, Wedgwood; bloomingdales.com. América flatware, $550 per place setting, Christofle; christofle.com. Lismore Straight Highball, $80, Waterford; Waterford.com. White wine glass, $72 for 6, Bordeaux glass, $72 for 6, Schott Zwiesel; potterybarn.com. Classic 16” Octagonal Tray, $265, Pickle Set in Snow, $85, 16” Hors d’Oeuvres Tray, $65, Salt & Pepper set in Snow, $70, Wine Coaster in Snow, $65, Classic 6.5” Pagoda Bowl in Snow, $75, Julia Knight; juliaknight.net. Classic Linen Napkins, $40 for 4, Sur La Table; surlatable.com.

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BRILLIANTLY CUT CRYSTAL LIKE THIS WATERFORD WATER GLASS CONTRASTS NICELY WITH THE CLEAN SIMPLE LINES OF THESE WINE GLASSES.

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WHEN CHOOSING HEIRLOOM ITEMS LIKE SILVER OR CRYSTAL, THINK CLASSIC DESIGN. THAT WAY YOUR GRANDAUGHTER WILL BE AS PROUD TO SET HER TABLE AS YOU WERE.

THIS WEDGWOOD DINNERWARE MAKES A STATEMENT THAT CAN’T BE IGNORED. IF YOURS IS MONOCRAMATIC, DRESS IT UP WITH A BOLD CHARGER.

FRESH FLOWERS NEED NOT BE RELEGATED TO THE CENTERPIECE. BRIGHTEN EACH PLACE SETTING WITH A SINGLE BLOOM IN A BUD VASE OR TUCKED INTO THE NAPKIN LIKE THE ORCHIDS HERE.

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CAMBRIA OFFERS UP BEAUTY AND DURABILITY—TWO INGREDIENTS ANY BUSY COOK WILL APPRECIATE.

ELEGANT UPHOLSTERED SIDE CHAIRS LEND SOFTNESS AND LUXURY AT THE DINING PORTION OF THE ISLAND AND CONTRAST NICELY WITH THE SLEEK BAR STOOLS.

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ESPRESSO-STAINED CABINETS LOOK CONTEMPORARY BUT NOT TRENDY. THE SUBTLE MOROCCAN-INSPIRED DETAILING ON THE RANGE HOOD ADDS PERSONALITY.

The secret to lasting kitchen love? Designing a space that mixes rich tradition with the best of today’s trends. HERE’S HOW.

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When you’re creating the kitchen of your dreams, you want it to look as great five (or even ten) years from now as it does on the day it’s installed. How to ensure that your investment will stand up to the test of time? There are two main ingredients: materials and appliances that are as durable as they are beautiful and a smart design that makes spending time in the space a pleasure. Mix them well and your workspace will look fresh for years to come. “The trick,” says interior designer John Fernandez of Fernandez & True Interiors in Atlanta, Ga., “is to find the sweet spot between classic and contemporary.” Case in point: the kitchen pictured here, which Fernandez and partner Jennifer True envisioned as a traditional space with an updated attitude. “It’s actually easier to strike that balance than you may think,” he says. To get the details, we asked Fernandez and two other top kitchen designers for their best advice on how to create a workspace that’s as timely as it is timeless. LAYOUT

“Even if you have a full dining room nearby, everyone will want to hang out in the kitchen,” says Fernandez. “So if you can open the space to a casual entertaining area, it’s well worth the investment. And definitely include an island in your plans.” Fernandez sometimes creates a multifunctional, multilevel island with a counter-height expanse for prep and bar seating and a lower, table-height area for kitchen dining. “If you do that, it’s important to vary the surfacing

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CAMBRIA “TORQUAY” TOPS THE PREP ISLAND. A MITERED EDGE TREATMENT (SEE P. 21) CREATES A SLEEK, MODERN EFFECT.

TO DIFFERENTIATE THE DINING PORTION OF THE ISLAND, THE DESIGNERS USED RICH WALNUT WOOD AND SET THE TABLE AT A COMFORTABLE HEIGHT FOR LINGERING OVER DINNER.

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too,” he says. “Otherwise you end up with a huge runway of material.” In a configuration like this, Cambria is the ideal choice for the prep and bar-seating area—where you need something not just eye-catching but long lasting. For the table section, wood—rich walnut or an exotic hardwood, for example—lends warmth. CABINETS

“For years, almost all of the kitchens we designed used one style of cabinet in one finish—usually white,” says interior designer Susan Fredman of Susan Fredman Design Group in Chicago. “Now, I’d say 70 percent of them have two or three styles and finishes. It’s a much more dynamic look that’s grown out of the trend toward open kitchen-living layouts.” Interior designer Jackie Glass of Jacqueline Glass & Associates in Toronto agrees. “Now we’re doing a lot of colored cabinet finishes,” she says. “A really easy way to incorporate color is on the island. If you don’t want to commit to a strong hue, just go for a rich neutral, like a mix of grey and beige. That’s a very contemporary look, and yet it won’t seem dated a few years from now.” Prefer a wood finish? Forget old-fashioned honey oak

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A prep counter that doubles as a bar seat ng area calls for someth ng not just eye-catch ng but long last ng. Cambr a s the deal cho ce. or trendy, lime-rubbed finishes: all our designers favor a brown-black or Espresso stain, like the one Fernandez and True chose for the cabinets in the kitchen pictured here. “Most people gravitate toward a darker finish,” says Glass. “It’s a good choice for resale.” When it comes to door style, think clean and simple. “Raised panel doors and lots of detailing look fussy and dated,” says Glass. “If you want your kitchen to have a modern edge, go with a crisp recessed-panel door style. Shaker-style doors are a good, transitional choice.” MATERIALS

Kitchen flooring, countertops, and backsplashes need to stand up to years of use and abuse, but that doesn’t mean they can’t amp up the style factor at the same time. “When you’re outfitting your kitchen, think beyond the materials everyone else is choosing,” says Fernandez. “There are a lot of great-looking, environmentally friendly options available that deliver a lot of durability and an updated look.” Cork flooring, for example, which is made from tree bark in a process that doesn’t kill trees, offers a sleeker-looking take on the warmth and resilience of wood underfoot. You can also use favorite materials in new ways. “I love the versatility of Cambria,” says Susan Fredman. “Sometimes we’ll cut it into tiles and apply it on a backsplash or fireplace in an overlapping pattern that creates three-dimensional interest.” Instead of closed or glass-doored cabinets, consider installing areas of open shelving, suggests Jackie Glass. “It’s a clean-lined, modern alternative, and a great way to show off your favorite dishware or collectibles.” Shelves don’t have to be wood, she notes. “Jane Lockhart, a well-known designer and friend of mine created shelves from rough-cut sections of Cambria set on top of wall-mounted stainless-steel dowels. It looked fabulous and very fresh.” APPLIANCES

The shine of stainless steel injects contemporary cool into just about any kitchen design, but stainless isn’t your only option. “I think installing cabinet panels on the refrigerator and dishwasher imparts a much more contemporary look,” says Glass. “Without the interruption of metal finishes, your eye just sweeps around the room; it’s a very clean effect.” If you do opt for stainless, look for appliances with a low profile. Instead of chunky, professional styling, think Eurochic: dishwashers with hidden controls; built-in refrigerators;


GET THE LOOK Give your own timeless kitchen a fresh twist with these stylish accents.

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glass-topped cooktops. In any style kitchen, energy efficiency is a key consideration. Look for Energy Star-rated appliances and new technologies like electric induction, which uses an electromagnet below the surface of the cooktop to quickly heat magnetic cookware, saving both time and energy. FINISHING TOUCHES

“A good rule of thumb is to keep your big-ticket items—cabinets, surfacing— fairly classic,” says Fernandez. “Then have fun with the smaller elements and accessories, which you can change with the trends, or when you get tired of them.” Lighting, hardware, and faucets are good opportunities to introduce current design influences, the experts say. “You might choose oversized industrial spotlights over the island, for example,” says Fernandez. “It’s not that big a deal to change them out in a few years if they’re out of style.” Of course, don’t forget functional lighting, advises Glass. “There’s some great new LED lighting from Europe,” she says. “It comes in a strip that you just stick into place. We use it under cabinets, or to highlight a focal point.” Detailing, from architectural appliques to the edge treatment on countertops, can go a long way toward creating an exciting mood. To give the kitchen on these pages more personality, Fernandez and True added a Moroccan-inspired molding to the face of the range hood surround. Glass suggests thinking beyond the bullnose for counters. “I love to give Cambria counters a very sharp edge, or, alternatively, a rough, chiseled profile. It’s a small detail that really makes a big difference.” Complete the picture with furnishings and artwork that pack a graphic punch. “Strong color on upholstery or accents, or even the bold contrast of black and white looks very modern,” says Susan Fredman. “And you can change the look whenever you want.” Simplicity plus personality: it’s the perfect recipe for a look you’ll love today—and tomorrow.

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Newport Pendant, $349, Ballard Designs; ballarddesigns.com. Sarner Hex tiles, $92.00 S/F, Country Floors; countryfloors.com. Sextant wood tile flooring, $25.00 S/F, Jamie Beckwith Collection; jamiebeckwithcollection.com. Parker Dining Table, $2,970, Aidan Gray; aidangrayhome.com. Gentry Chair, from $569-$835, Ballard Designs; ballarddesigns.com. Vintage 34” Brushed Steel Swivel Bar Stool, $405, Trica; tricastool.com.

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everything from budget to color scheme. Handling the details yourself? You can still benefit from the experts’ expertise. Their top tip? “Be honest with yourself,” says interior designer Barry Wooley of Louisville, KY. “Try to separate what you need and want from what you just want.”

PLANNING Make sure your design project runs smoothly by following our tips for selecting a style, choosing colors, working with professionals, and more. By AMANDA LECKY

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Toronto designer Jane Lockhart agrees: “You need to figure out how you’ll use the space, and who will use it—right down to the family pets.” Next, gather ideas. Pull pages from magazines, make online idea files (see some helpful resources below), and snap pictures everywhere. Don’t be afraid to seek help. Visiting local design studios and showrooms are a great way to see materials in person, find creative design ideas, and get expert input.

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PINTEREST Use this virtual pinboard to organize all the beautiful things you find online. An easy-to-install “pinit” button makes it quick to import your likes to your own idea board—or search other pinners’ boards for fresh perspectives. Pinterest.com

POLYVORE See exactly how the green glass tiles you fell in love with will look against the walnut cabinets you just spec’d by creating your own online mood board using this super-simple dragand-drop tool. Polyvore.com

HOME PORTFOLIO With over one million high-end products from 2,200 manufacturers and 100 retailers, Home Portolio’s database makes quick work of the sometimes-daunting task of shopping for home goods. Homeportfolio.com

REMODELISTA Design blog-turnedmega-resource, Remodelista offers everything from news on the latest, hippest accessories to city shopping guides and a selection of carefully chosen products for purchase. Remodelista.com

CAMBRIA Create a virtual dream board of your Cambria designs. Mix and match finishes and Benjamin Moore paint colors designer-selected for each Cambria color. It’s a great tool to organize, share, and try your inspirations on for size. cambriausa.com/ dream-board

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“If you’re deciding where to save and where to spend, be sure to invest in really durable cabinet doors and countertops. They’re key to the look of the space, and to its function, because they take a lot of abuse.” —JANE LOCKHART, Interior Designer, Jane Lockhart Design, Toronto, Canada

STYLE FILE Coming up with just the right style for your new space is easy—if you use these designer-approved tips. LOOK FOR PATTERNS “As you pull pictures of different spaces or tag images online, you’ll find yourself gravitating toward the same thing over and over,” says Jane Lockhart. If every kitchen picture you save has blue tiles on the backsplash, for example, you can feel pretty secure that you’ll love that look in your own kitchen.

BE BOLD IN SMALL DOSES “Large-scale pattern and strong color can be very powerful,” says Minneapolis-based interior designer Billy Beson, “but it’s safer to limit them to elements that are easy to change later, like upholstery or accessories.”

THINK “TIMELESS” You want your design to outlast the latest trends. “The extreme ends of any spectrum—cabinet finishes, say—will go out of style faster,” says Jane Lockhart. “So instead of super dark cabinets go with a slightly warmer, but still rich look; the effect will still feel timely, but won’t look dated five years from now.” Choosing durable, long-lasting materials will help the space stand the test of time, too.

RESPECT THE ARCHITECTURE An ultra-contemporary kitchen will look awkwardly out of place in a home with elegant Victorian detailing everyplace else. But there are situations when you shouldn’t feel limited by the prevailing architectural style—or lack thereof—says Barry Wooley. “Some homes built in the 1980s and early 1990s have serious design issues, and the challenge there is to actually improve upon the existing architecture. That’s where you really need a designer, someone who can help you use windows and applied moldings to create character.”

Apps can be your best friends when navigating the design process. For example, Cambria’s new iPad App lets you browse the collections, compare designs side-by-side, order samples, save favorites, and share via email. Available in the iTunes App Store by searching Cambria and selecting “Cambria Designs”.

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Smart appliance shopping WHEN DESIGNERS JANE LOCKHART AND BARRY WOOLEY BEGIN A KITCHEN DESIGN, they each start with the appliances. “The size and placement of the appliances determine a lot of the layout,” says Wooley. “And your cabinets are designed around the appliances,” adds Lockhart. “So you really can’t begin a project without knowing what appliances you want.” But how to decide? Just take a moment to evaluate your habits—how you use your current kitchen and how you hope to use the new space. Note what you don’t like about the appliances you have

now, and what you do—and any features you always find yourself wishing for (another dishwasher? a convection oven setting?) Then, shop around. Read online reviews and reliability reports on the products you’re considering, and don’t feel you have to buy by brand: mix and match manufacturers to come up with a combination of toprated appliances, with the features you want at prices you can afford. “Appliances are a smart place to trim your budget,” notes Lockhart. “You can get a sleek, high-end look and great performance for a lot less than you may think.”

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Believe it or not, hiring an interior designer to help with your project can actually save you money in the long run. “We can help you avoid expensive mistakes,” says Barry Wooley. “And we know from experience which corners you can cut, and which you can’t.” S P O T L I G H T :

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PROFESSIONAL HELP The designers who create the installations in Cambria’s design studios aced their creativity finals. You’ll see your favorite design used in ways you never dreamed possible—and you might just want to take that inspiration home with you. Cambria’s studios are designed with the client in mind. Their goal is to cater not only to the design needs of their customers but to make them feel right at home. Their designers will get to know you— and help you assess all your needs—so you’re confident you’ve made the right choices. Visit Cambria’s Design Studios in Toronto, Palm Desert and Minneapolis for more design inspiration. Get more information at CambriaUSA.com.

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Sometimes inspiration strikes at the most unexpected times. Capture those moments with the Color Capture app for iPhone and Android, available on iTunes, which matches any shade to one of Benjamin Moore’s 3,300 paint colors.


MIX MASTERY Not ready for a full project? Update your look with freshly painted walls. Benjamin Moore can help you find the perfect color for any room in the house. Just visit benjaminmoore.com. Need just the right match for your Cambria countertops? Their color experts have chosen four shades for every design. Now that’s beautifully easy!

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BECAUSE THE SATHER’S BANFF HOME SITS INSIDE A NATIONAL PARK, ITS OVERALL DESIGN HAD TO BE IN KEEPING WITH ITS RUSTIC SURROUNDINGS.

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player-coach, general manager, head coach, team president, and, on five different occasions with the Edmonton Oilers dynasty teams of the 1980s, Stanley Cup champion. But there’s one title that encompasses both his ongoing professional career and his active personal life perhaps better than all the others: builder. Whether it’s a strong network of family and friends, a thriving real estate business, or a worldclass hockey team, the 69-year-old Sather has always had a knack for achieving success by dint of building strong relationships. Fittingly, at his Hall of Fame induction ceremony 15 years ago, he was enshrined as a legendary “builder” of the game. Up until a few years ago, however, Sather had never tried his hand at another, more literal, kind of building. But when he and Ann, his wife of 43 years, finally decided that their summer home in Banff, Alberta just couldn’t keep up with their burgeoning family anymore, a new challenge emerged—build their dream house. Sather, to no one’s surprise, approached the task with the same drive and enthusiasm that he brings to his day job as President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. “He loved every minute of building this house,” Ann says. “I mean, when guys would have a shovel in their hand, Glen would have a shovel in his hand. I think he liked that. He develops a rapport with the people he is working with.” Glen says he looked at the five-year home project as an adventure. “I like to be hands-on with everything,” he says. “I’ve always liked the whole development process of being able to know what’s going and how it’s being done.” “With a hockey team, you have to develop a relationship with the players, know what their personalities are like, what they can accept, what they won’t accept, because nobody is the same,” Sather explains. And nobody was ever quite the same as a 17-year-old prospect named Wayne Gretzky, who was traded to the Oilers in 1978, not long after Sather took over as coach and general manager of the Oilers. “The Great One,” as Gretzky came to be known, led the Oilers to four Stanley Cup titles in five years during the 1980s and became the greatest hockey player in NHL history.

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“With a hockey team, you have to develop a relationship with the players…It’s the same with building a house. If the people building the house aren’t communicating, you’re not going to get anything done.” —GLEN SATHER

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But he wasn’t alone. Alongside Gretzky on that Oilers dynasty were five other future Hall-of-Famers, all of them key building blocks chosen by Sather and brought to the team when they were but teenagers. “They all grew up together,” Sather notes. “They were willing to learn and willing to do whatever it took to win.” It’s a lesson Sather says he applied to his experience building his dream house. “If the people building the house aren’t communicating, you’re not going to get anything done.” Five years ago, though, the Sathers were anything but close to done. But from the get go, they knew what they wanted, says Gina McGuire, a family friend and interior designer who first worked with Ann on the couple’s other home in La

Quinta, California before collaborating on the kitchen and bathrooms in the new home. “The whole house was built around their family,” she says. The Sather’s two grown sons, Shanon—who has a wife and two children of his own—and Justin, live nearby in Calgary and frequent Banff year-round, whether it’s for skiing and snowboarding in the winter or golf and swimming in the summer. So, the couple knew that to accommodate all their family’s comings and goings, their new house would have to be versatile and durable as well as beautiful and appropriate for its surroundings. To match Banff’s rustic setting and to honor their long personal connection with the area, the Sather’s quickly settled on an arts-and-crafts architectural style for their new

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home. “When we started to plan it, what I wanted to do was have it have some reflection on our previous home, which was also arts-and-crafts style,” says Glen. The Sather’s old house wasn’t just any old house, however. It had been built nearly 100 years earlier by noted architect Walter Painter—designer of the iconic center tower of the nearby Banff Springs Hotel—who used it as his longtime private residence. In fact, because of the old home’s historic status, the Sathers came up with a novel way to both build the new house their family needed and preserve the old one they didn’t—move it. “The process of moving it was really interesting,” explains Ann. After some negotiations, the nearby Banff Center, a retreat for local artists, agreed to accept the relocated home, where it is now used as a performance space and working studio for sculptors, painters, and writers. To get it there, though, the old house had to be literally cut in half, jacked up, and then slowly transported up the hill to its new site in town, where it was carefully reconnected. “So, our old house ended up having a new home and we were really very pleased to see it stay intact.” To ensure that the new house also fit into its surroundings and included the necessary up-to-date conveniences, Ann says she alighted upon a “mountain modern” theme. “We didn’t want something that didn’t belong in a little town in a National Park in the middle of the Canadian Rockies,” she says. Working with architectural designer Bill Weber, of Artwood Design in Victoria, British Columbia, they leaned heavily upon materials like wood and natural rock in the design. “But for much of the interior,” Ann adds, “we wanted to use materials that would complement the rock and wood and yet be somewhat contemporary.” After several visits to Cambria’s Design Center in Palm Desert, California, Ann says she fell in love with Cambria and was thrilled at the prospect of featuring it throughout her home because of its beautiful designs as well as its resilience. For his part, the more Glen learned about Cambria, the more he liked the product. “The Design Center out there in California is very impressive,” he says. “We learned there is a lot of versatility to Cambria from the multitude of designs to the different edges offered. That’s what I liked, the

Sept. 2, 1943 Born in High River, Alberta, Canada

Where It All Began 1960 – Begins a lifetime of trips to Banff, working in National Park as a summer lifeguard

IN 2000, SATHER BROUGHT HIS TEAMBUILDING TALENTS TO THE U.S. AND, MORE SPECIFICALLY, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (SEE BELOW), WHEN HE JOINED THE NEW YORK RANGERS AS PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER.

1961 – Launches his Canadian junior hockey league career playing left wing with Edmonton Oil Kings

1964 – Experiencing something of a culture shock, moves to Memphis for one season to play for the Detroit Red Wings’ minor-league affiliate

1963 – Wins the first of two Canadian junior hockey championships with Edmonton

1967 – Makes his NHL debut playing with the Boston Bruins, where, after two-plus seasons, he earns the nickname of “Slats,” reportedly for his reputation as a gritty, bench player

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uniqueness about it. You can go into a thousand homes and they’re full of granite, but I like the idea that there’s no bacteria on this stuff and the idea that if you spill some wine on it or some milk on it, it’s easy to clean up and you don’t have to worry about it staining.” “Our state-of-the-art studio in Palm Desert is located in a hotbed of buzz and activity,” says Mark Blanchard, president of Cambria California. “We get a wide variety of clientele from all across North America and the world coming through our doors each day, to experience all the beautiful designs Cambria has to offer. Add to that our expert on-site staff and you have a formula that is sure to make anyone’s next project a success. Once Glen found out Cambria was based in Minnesota, he called up Cambria CEO Marty Davis, to tell him, “my wife loves your product.” Soon, Lou Nanne, a Minnesota hockey legend and a former teammate of Sather’s, who is also friends with Davis, arranged a meeting between the two. “That’s when my relationship with Cambria started,” Sather recalls. “I talked to Marty a few times and told him what Ann and I were planning on doing.” “One thing led to another, and pretty soon Marty wanted to come to Banff,” recalls Sather. “So, he came in the summer of 2011. At that stage, the house had been framed and the roof was on and we were starting to do some of the

1976–77 – While enjoying the best year of his playing career, Sather also takes over coaching duties for the last 18 games of the Oilers’ season 1976 – After playing for six different NHL teams in 10 seasons, leaves to play for the Edmonton Oilers in the rival World Hockey Association

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interior stuff. Marty really liked Banff and the relationship just grew from there. I talk to him periodically, every two or three months since then. It’s been helpful because I’d never done anything like this before.” Though Sather was a rookie of sorts at building a house, Davis says Glen and Ann were very discerning about what they wanted in their home. “Glen is detailed and Ann has a strong feel for her choices,” he explains. “Glen’s a great guy, and enterprising in all that he does. We had a lot of fun with this project, the Sather’s, Cambria, and Floform, our exclusive Lexus partner in Calgary.” From Ann’s perspective, she liked Cambria

because it blended perfectly with her “mountain modern” design aesthetic. “We used a lot of rock, as you can see, and a tremendous amount of wood. But once we started with Cambria, we just kept adding it because it fit into the style so well.” All told, the couple ended up using nearly 10 different Cambria designs throughout the house. “We used it on all the countertops, the shower walls, and, some of the flooring—mainly in the wet areas like the bathrooms,” she notes. “We used it to clad the master bedroom and dining room fireplaces, and also around the outdoor barbecue. So we used a lot of Cambria,” she emphasizes. But everywhere it appears, it

1979 – At just 35 years old, is promoted to President and General Manager of the Oilers and is immediately tasked with re-building much of the franchise after Edmonton moves to the NHL for the 1979-80 season

1977 – After 11 season, retires as a player and becomes Edmonton’s fulltime head coach

1983–1988 – Paced by future Hallof-Famer Wayne Gretzky, the Oilers’ offensive juggernaut, Sather coaches Edmonton to an incredible four Stanley Cup titles in five years and wins the NHL’s Coach of the Year honors in 1986

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blends seamlessly into the overall design. And just as seamless, according to Glen, was the installation process that the local dealer from Calgary, Floform, performed to get all that quartz in their house. “Floform was quality from beginning to end. Great group of people.” Similarly, being impressive without being excessive might easily describe the final result of the Sather’s Banff house, which the couple officially moved into this past July. Throughout it, you’ll find powerful, but tasteful elements of Weber’s design, whether it’s the massive fieldstone wall that begins on the home’s lower level and continues up one floor to surround the great room fireplace or the slate-and-glass water feature that greets you in the main entry and then descends down three stories. Also worth a second look: the sliding wall fireplace in the dining room clad from floor to

THE SATHER’S NEW HOUSE IS FULL OF SUBTLE SYMBOLISM AND HIDDEN TREASURES—AN OWL SCULPTED OUT OF A WOODEN POST TAKEN FROM THEIR OLD HOME, AN EXTERIOR BIRDHOUSE THAT FACES A BIRDWATCHING NEIGHBOR, AND A CHANDELIER THAT SLIDES SO IT CAN CENTERED OVER AN EXPANDED DINING ROOM TABLE.

1988 – Only two months after winning a fourth title, in a move that shocks the hockey world, Oilers trade Gretzky and two of his teammates to the Los Angeles Kings for two players, three future first-round draft picks, and $15 million

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ceiling in Cambria’s Charston design, the walkway bridge on the house’s upper level that features a glass panel in its floor, and the colossal, master bathroom tub bowl carved from a single block of Travertine limestone that had to be dropped in by crane before the roof could be put on. Despite all these bold statements in the house’s design, you’ll also find a subtle symbols and hidden treasures. In the grandchildren’s bunk room, for example, there’s a secret door that leads to an unseen, kids-only play space. The small, sculpted owl, sitting on a perch in Glen’s cigar room, was carved from the newel post of the staircase in the Sather’s old house. A birdhouse hanging on the outside of house was strategically positioned to face one of Sather’s neighbors, an avid birdwatcher. And let’s not forget the pantry unit that Weber cleverly mounted onto a garage door-like track in the

2008 – To preserve his historic home in Banff, Sather has it cut in two and transported to a nearby heritage site and then begins construction on a new, larger home to accommodate his ever-growing family

2004 – After his fifth and final stint as head coach (and second one with the Rangers), Sather retires having won 497 games—10th most all-time—and with the best postseason win percentage of any coach in NHL history

2012 – After three years of planning and construction, the Sathers’ dream house in Banff is finally finished

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“I like the freedom of the town…I like the wildness of the country and that the majestic mountains are, of course, right outside your door.”­—GLEN SATHER ceiling, allowing the entire unit to magically swing away, thus opening up the dining room to seat 22 for holiday dinner. But for all these broad and fine brush strokes, the Sathers kept family at the forefront of their design. And nowhere is this more evident than in their spectacular kitchen. With its monochromatic cabinets, clean lines, and modern hardware, the kitchen has a very zen air about it. “The kitchen does look quite contemporary,” Ann acknowledges. “But we didn’t make it so modern that people couldn’t relax there or would worry about breaking something or moving something out of place. We wanted it to be very comfortable and inviting and warm.” So, to balance out the ‘modern’ feel with some ‘mountain’ elements as well as to add some drama and pop to the space, Ann opted for three-inch thick slabs of Cambria Canterbury countertops. “Ann knew exactly what she wanted in that kitchen and where,” McGuire says, adding that they focused on an open layout with lots and lots of counter space. “I think the biggest thing to the kitchen’s overall design was the goal of everyone being together. That way, if people are watching a hockey game or gathering in the family room, there’s still plenty of circulation, whether they’re cooking, helping prep, watching TV or whatever.” Glen echoes this sentiment. “We need a family home and that’s why we built the kitchen the way we did,” he says. “We wanted the house to be able to accommodate everyone.” But the new house is more than just a gathering place for far-flung friends and family. It’s also a retreat for the couple from the frenzied nature of New York, where sports fans and media alike are not shy about expressing their strong opinions about a cherished franchise like the Rangers. “I find that going back to Banff is a nice break. It keeps your mind fresh,” Glen says. “I like the freedom of the town…I like the wildness of the country and that the majestic mountains are, of course, right outside your door.” And inside the relatively new house, he’s already carved out his own inner sanctum, a small garage that he says he’s just drawn to. “It just feels comfortable in here. And I don’t have to worry about taking my shoes off, which is especially important if I’ve just been out feeding horses,” he says. “Besides, all my tools are in here, my drills, and saws, and there’s a lot of other things in here I’m working on. It doesn’t seem like you’re ever finished.” Indeed, the work goes on. Right after his New York team completed a very promising year this past May—the Rangers compiled the best record in the Eastern Conference during the regular season and fell just short of reaching the Stanley Cup Final—Sather quickly got to work on improving next year’s team and trying to win his sixth career championship. And though the Banff home is finally done, it’s already fitting quite nicely into Glen’s never-stop-building routine— in July he orchestrated a blockbuster trade for new Rangers offensive threat Rick Nash, all while sitting in the comfort of his favorite new spot in his brand new house.

“Sure you encounter a lot of problems with developing something like this, but they’re not really problems, they’re more like challenges,” Glen says, reflecting back on the lessons learned from his dream home’s construction. But then it becomes clear that he could just as easily be talking about championship hockey teams, or close family relationships, or life in general. “Sometimes you go through some frustration if you have to change things or move something or some ideas come along. But you just need to be versatile and accept and adapt to those new challenges that are presented. I enjoy that part, the challenge of trying to build something.” C A M B R I A S T Y L E . C O M

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TRADE OF THE CENTURY When Wayne Gretzky left the Oilers dynasty nearly a quarter century ago, it shook the sports world.

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BY MARTY DAVIS

To get the behind-the-scenes detail of this amazing sports story, Cambria CEO, Marty Davis recently interviewed the three main principals involved in this momentous trade deal: Wayne Gretzky, Hall-of-Fame player who’d won four Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers; Glen Sather, the Oilers president, general manager and head coach at the time; and Peter Pocklington, the then Oilers owner.

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t a time when professional hockey was a far cry from what it is today, in an industrious city they call Edmonton, great things were happening in hockey. Wayne Gretzky was winning championships and breaking records by the dozen. They called him “The Great One,” and he was! But it wasn’t to be just his greatness in the game that would make his mark; it was also to be where Wayne Gretzky would play professional hockey, and how he traveled to that place, that changed the NHL forever. THE FOUNDING OF “THE GREAT ONE”

It was October 28, 1978, Wayne Gretzky of the World Hockey Association’s Indianapolis Racers, was going to be a Winnipeg Jet by morning. Just eight days before, the 17-year-old Gretzky had shined in a game against the Edmonton club, and the Edmonton coach, a fella named Glen Sather, took note. The Racers owner, Nelson Skalbania, was rapidly being drained of cash, and needed to liquidate his supposed, prized asset, this kid named Gretzky. Skalbania needed to do so quickly; cash was short, the Racers viability in jeopardy. It wasn’t to be the last time, a businessman-made hockey club owner, needed Wayne Gretzky for a financial windfall more than a game winning goal. But that story is for later; now it’s 1978, we are in Indianapolis, Indiana. Shortly after that evening game of October 28, 1978, Skalbania boarded a plane in Indianapolis headed for Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was Winnipeg Jets owner Michael Gobuty’s private plane, and Gobuty was on board. A deal had been done, Skalbania had sold Gretzky to Gobuty for $250,000. The trip would end with Gobuty’s

plane landing in Winnepeg, Skalbania in tow, game, eight days prior. That was enough, the meeting up with Winnipeg’s general manager, keen-eyed, hockey savvy Sather liked the kid. Rudy Pilous, to gain his endorsement and blessing Gretzky, in essence, became an Oiler in five of the deal. Gretzky would be a Jet the next day. minutes with a phone call from the Winnipeg Pilous awaited near the tarmac when the two airport, Skalbania to Pocklington. Michael owners landed. Legend has it as it may, but it Gobuty was likely in earshot when Skalbania seems GM Pilous didn’t think so much of the made the deal with Pocklington.  “I had heard kid.  Gretzky was young, plenty about Gretzky, he too skinny, and had very was the young Canadian little experience to play phenom, that’s all I at such a level. Pilous needed to know. I wanted said it was a no go, the him.” Pocklington and deal was off, a decision the Oilers snapped up Gobuty will never be Gretzky for what turned able to reconcile. Gobuty out to be $400,000 (US). just gave up the greatest Pilous was replaced hockey player of all time. soon thereafter. The Jets “I just blew it, plain and never really recovered, simple, I should have and they left Winnipeg —WAYNE GRETZKY signed the deal just like in turmoil years later.  Peter did,” Gobuty said The Oilers went on to in a recent interview. He and Peter Pocklington, become one of the greatest professional hockey along with their wives, were having dinner and franchises of all time, and Wayne Gretzky, some wine beneath the sunny skies of southern while…baseball has the Babe, golf has Arnold California, where they both live. It was early and Jack, and hockey has “The Great One.” fall, 2012, 34 years had passed, but it seemed like it was just last night. The two couples were THE GREAT ONE IS BORN, ALONG reminiscing about what was, what might have WITH AN OILER DYNASTY been, and what became. It was a moment when Wayne Gretzky became an Edmonton Oiler they both were at the center of the journey that October 29, 1978. Peter Pocklington was the produced the greatest hockey player of all time. Edmonton owner, Glen Sather, the coach and When Gobuty blinked that night in Winnipeg, team architect, and Wayne Gretzky, he was Skalbania immediately made a phone call to the skinny kid. The three were now partners, his old buddy, Peter Pocklington, owner of the whether they realized that or not. Hockey was Edmonton club and Skalbania’s former partner to change forever, and like all truly momentous in that team. “I have a deal for you,” he told things, these three men were most likely unaware Peter, “I’ll sell you the rights to Wayne Gretzky.”  of the greatness that was soon to spawn. Pocklington was eager, he was big deal dreamer, In 1978 the Edmonton Oilers were merely a true believer in the upside, and his GM Glen members of the World Hockey Association, Sather had just seen Gretzky, for just a single the minor leagues of professional hockey. That

“Glen Sather was the best coach I ever played for…he was like a second Dad to me.”

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Peter Pocklington

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BUSINESS MAGNATE, FORMER EDMONTON OILERS OWNER 1976–98

FORMER OILERS PLAYER/COACH/ GENERAL MANAGER/ PRESIDENT 1976–2000

Wayne Gretzky HALL-OF-FAME HOCKEY PLAYER, FORMER OILERS CENTER 1978-88

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DID YOU KNOW

After being traded to Edmonton as a 17-year-old rookie, Gretzky moved in with Oilers coach and general manager Glen Sather’s family for a time.

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man who had sold Gretzky 10 years prior, tracked him down by phone. It was early in the morning and Skalbania, upon reaching Gretzky, began to try and persuade him to leave Edmonton, and become a Vancouver Canuck player/owner, and 20 percent partner in the team. Gretzky, almost irritated, isn’t interested and hangs up. The Oilers had just won their fourth Stanley Cup, Gretzky loves being an Oiler, he hasn’t ever considered not being an Oiler, and he intends to remain an Oiler. When then Winnipeg Jets owner Michael Four short months later, he won’t be… Gobuty (right) passed on Gretzky, Oilers Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington scooped up the future Hall-of-Famer. had won four NHL Championships in just nine years. Gretzky was the darling of all in in Edmonton, the team would set the NHL hockey. He had one year left on his contract; record for most goals in a season, 446. Paul he loved Edmonton, and loved his teammates. Coffey would set the NHL record for most Gretzky certainly was not making the salgoals by a defensemen, 48. They would set ary that the market would bear. In a recent the NHL record for most goals short-handed, interview from his home in Phoenix, Gretzky 36. The league would then have to change the mused, “I wasn’t the highest paid player in rules to prevent three-on-three play to deal hockey, but I was well paid.” Wayne wanted with this Oiler domination. This is referred to to be brought up to market when his contract as the “Gretzky Rule”. was up in 18 months. Pocklington was con“Glen Sather was the best coach I ever cerned. Edmonton was a small market, revplayed for,” Gretzky said. enues and margins, even “He was like a second Dad in the great years, were to me. He and my Dad tight. Pocklington, like made me who I am as a Skalbania in 1978, was hockey player.” stretched financially. Gretzky went on to Peter’s other businesses compile 100 or more points were hemorrhaging and all nine years he was an the Oilers were going to NHL Edmonton Oiler, soon have to pay Gretzky scoring over 50 goals in big money, along with the all but two of those nine other Oilers stars. Hockey seasons, the first and the in Edmonton was going —GLEN SATHER last. Gretzky made over 100 to get very difficult finanassists in all but his first cially. Pocklington was in season as an NHL Oiler, scoring more than a quagmire, and probably only he knew then, 200 points a remarkable four times. or knows today, just how deep it really was. Wayne Gretzky today leads all NHL hockey Jerry Buss, an old friend of Pocklington’s and players, past and present, in goals (894), in the owner of the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL, points (2,857), in assists (1,963), in points had once offered Peter big money for Gretzky.  per game (1.92), in goals per game (.6) and in Peter had declined. A couple years later, the Kings most times named most valuable player of the new owner Bruce McNall, by almost a chance league (9). All while being in the top six allmeeting, bumped into Pocklington, and reiterated time for games played. the previous owners offer, telling Pocklington, “it Wayne Gretzky’s statistical domination of was still on the table.” Pocklington told McNall his sport is staggering. to “give me a call.” McNall did, and what would In just 10 short years together, Pocklington, become one of sport’s most notorious trades, the Sather, and Gretzky had indeed built a dynasty. trade of the century, was in the works. Pocklington and McNall began talking. Peter THE GREAT ONE IS GONE FROM ultimately came to the conclusion that a trade of HIS HOMELAND Wayne Gretzky, the greatest hockey player ever, Wayne Gretzky was sleeping off a late night, the his hockey player, Edmonton’s hockey player, Oilers had just won their fourth Stanley cup. It Alberta’s hockey player, Canada’s hockey player, was May 22, 1988. Nelson Skalbania, yes the “The Great One,” was inevitable and probably

“I still believe… we would have won three or four more Stanley cups.”

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too, was about to change, as Peter Pocklington, Glen Sather, and Wayne Gretzky would soon take the NHL by storm. On March 22, 1979 the NHL Board of Governors, quite reluctantly, accepted the Edmonton Oilers, the Winnipeg Jets, the Quebec Nordiques, and the New England Whalers, into their National Hockey League. Most believe it was because of Gretzky’s playing for the Oilers, that the NHL finally relented. “Peter brought the NHL to Edmonton,” Sather assured me. “Others get credit but it was Peter who stuck his neck out and made it all happen.” It was a big moment of victory for Peter, but Pocklington says: “It was Gretzky that made it happen. The WHA was in big trouble and going down. If it weren’t for Wayne, the NHL would have blocked us again. Gretzky’s star forced them to take us.” Rest assured, these teams entered the NHL largely due to Wayne Gretzky. In the coming nine years in the NHL, Peter Pocklington, Glen Sather and Wayne Gretzky won four Stanley cups, and five conference titles. Gretzky scored a league leading 92 goals just two seasons later. The skinny little, inexperienced kid, was something else. The season after that, Gretzky, Mark Messier, Glen Anderson and Jari Kurri all scored over 100 points. The Oilers were on their way. They would win 400 games over nine seasons, Glen Sather would win 464 games


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irreversible. It had to be, he had to do it, and there were many reasons. First, Pocklington knew the Oilers could not afford Gretzky at the market he could demand, along with the other Oilers salaries that would rapidly escalate thereafter. Pocklington needed to get something for Gretzky. Second, Pocklington was in serious financial trouble, and his banks were squeezing him intensely. Ultimately, Peter concluded that it would be the best for him, best for the Oilers, best for Wayne, and best for hockey to make the move. This wishful surmising allowed him to make the deal, and appease the fan in him. Peter had most certainly attempted to sign Gretzky to an extension. The reality, Gretzky wanted to test the market to gain a measure as to his value. “Peter didn’t want to lose me, and end up with nothing,” Gretzky states. “Now that I’ve been on the other side in management, I understand why he did it.” It seems the only way Wayne Gretzky could have stayed in Edmonton was if Peter Pocklington, in the years subsequent to 1988, was willing to subsidize the small market team, and fund the losses that would occur to keep Gretzky and the other Oiler stars on the team, or…Wayne Gretzky would have had to accept a steep hometown discount to stay in Edmonton. It wasn’t to be. The great Wayne Gretzky would be sold to the Los Angeles Kings for $15 million ($18.5 million CAN), and two players, Jimmy Carson and Martin Gelinas, along with three draft choices. The trades had to be in the deal to work around the NHL rules about “selling” players outright. Shortly thereafter, as a result of the Gretzky sale/trade, the NHL tightened the rule so that today no cash sale of a player can occur. Sather hated the deal. “It was Peter’s single biggest mistake of his life,” states Sather. “I still believe that we would have won three or four more Stanley cups.” Gretzky is more pragmatic: “It was a business decision, I understand that.” As to Sather’s proclamation, “I think we would have won four or five more Stanley cups, the team was that good.” To be sure, there was that brief moment for the three partners to discern the certain regret by all, whereby at the press conference Sather and Pocklington agreed to say “the hell with it.” According to Sather, they would withdraw from the deal. “I told Wayne we would go out there and announce a long-term deal for Wayne to stay with the Oilers, at that point Peter would have matched McNall’s deal,” calm and reflective Sather seemed to be back at that exacting moment. “Wayne had

At an emotional press conference on Aug. 9, 1988, Gretzky announced he was leaving Edmonton and heading to the Los Angeles Kings.

““The Gretzky trade was business, I had to do the deal.” —PETER POCKLINGTON moved on.” All three agree on this exchange. Gretzky described, “when I went to the press conference, just before I got in the room, Glen pulled me aside and said I can kill this deal right now, if you want to end this.” Gretzky pauses, “and I looked at him and said, ‘This is bigger than the team now, and it’s gone farther than anybody anticipated, and I don’t really think there is any turning back.’” The deal was done. Understandably for Gretzky, it was too late, too much had happened, the train had left the station. THE IRONY OF SPORT, THE IRONY OF BUSINESS, AND, … THE IRONY OF LIFE

The reality of it all, Peter Pocklington, the supposed villain, might have been the only person in Canada who would have, at his personal expense, subsidized the team to retain those stars at the higher salaries. No other owner likely would do such a thing, but Pocklington probably would …he is just that kind of guy. The problem: Pocklington’s personal wealth was diminishing fast, and he was doing all he could to hold it together. “The Gretzky trade was business, I had to do the deal, for business reasons, and Wayne understands that today,” says Pocklington. “As a fan, I hated the trade, hated it.” There was a glisten of sadness in the corner of each of his bright blue eyes. Pocklington stiffened up: “I have stated publically, I’d trade him again,” the

sternness of his business ilk reared up again, shunning the uprising of his deep emotions, so present today when Gretzky, Sather, the Oilers and the once “Camelot of times” in Edmonton, force him to look back. And so it was, the finest hockey player in the world was leaving the finest hockey team in the world. Gretzky was a Los Angeles King, Peter Pocklington, a villain, Glen Sather was torn, Wayne Gretzky was melancholy, Edmonton was hysterical and angry, really angry…Canada, much the same… …And the NHL…was better off, the Edmonton Oilers won again, Gretzky thrived, Sather too and hockey raced through the southern United States. Today multiple franchises south of the Mason-Dixon Line thrive, arguably none did till “The Great One,” the great Gretzky, went south with the game. Pocklington remains the villain, like O’Malley, Stoneham, Modell, Steinbrenner and those many, many dastardly owners of yesteryear, all who put their financial interest ahead of the hearts and souls of the rabid sports fan, and ruined a kid’s life for a day, a month, a year, or even a lifetime. 
In the end, the reality, “most a fan” would do the same thing in like circumstance. A “great trade” or the “the greatest mistake of your life?” Probably both…

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By AMANDA LECKY

Photos by STEVE HENKE

New Old Favorites

Food Styling by LISA GOLDEN SCHROEDER

Sunday supper never looked this good—or this good for you. CHEF ROCCO WHALEN serves up family favorites that deliver plenty of bold f lavor and none of the guilt. BRADSHAWTM

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UNLIKE OTHER STONES LIKE MARBLE AND LIMESTONE, CAMBRIA WON’T STAIN IF YOU SPILL LEMON JUICE, OLIVE OIL—OR EVEN RED WINE.

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“The essence of FAMILY STYLE for me is the memory of being with my mother as a little boy and the pot of tomato sauce sitting on the stove— just picking at it all day.” It’s those prized moments of family togetherness and comfort that drive chef Rocco Whalen today, both in running his top-rated Cleveland restaurants, Fahrenheit and Rosie & Rocco’s, and in his life with his wife Alexis. “I really just love to make people happy, to make them smile,” he says. “And good food does that well.” The simple approach to cooking he learned at his mother’s knee— “fresh food equals fresh flavor”—hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years, he says. But since Whalen lost over 120 pounds participating in

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the Food Network’s Fat Chef reality show earlier this year, his culinary technique has. “My food philosophy has definitely evolved. I still go for those big, bold flavors, but I look for them in different places: citrus juice, spices, natural caramelization—not butter, salt, and sugar.” Whalen has even introduced a special “Fahren ’Lite’” menu to help calorie-conscious diners enjoy eating out. “It can be very stressful to go out to eat when you’re dieting,” he says. “I wanted to ease that feeling a bit. I don’t think you can succeed with a diet unless you can keep it up while enjoying your life, including eating in restaurants.” Home cooks can benefit from Whalen’s new outlook too. The recipes we’ve included (p. 41) are revamped versions of some of his favorite family-style dishes. Like Whalen himself, they’re generous, unpretentious, and a whole lot lighter than they used to be.


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WINE PAIRINGS VIÑA MAYOR RIBERA DEL DUERO TINTO FINO Ribera del Duero, Spain

R E C I P E S HEALTHY FAHRENHEIT CHICKEN CHILI Makes 10 to 12 servings

CRISPY POTATO WITH GRILLED SHRIMP SCAMPI

CASINO-STYLE MEATBALLS WITH A TWIST

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Makes 4 to 6 servings

3 Tbsp. olive oil 3 lbs. ground chicken, preferably thigh meat 4 medium yellow onions, chopped (about 4 cups) 2 medium red bell peppers, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups) 2 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin ¼ tsp. dried red chile flakes ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper 2 tsp. coarse salt 2 (28 ounces) cans whole tomatoes, undrained ¼ cup shredded fresh basil leaves Freshly ground black pepper 6 ounces shelled edamame 4 ounces sharp Tillamook Cheddar cheese, shredded

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1. Bring a large pot of water to boiling; add potatoes. Boil for 12 minutes or until just barely fork tender. Drain; cool for 1 hour. 2. Smash potatoes slightly with the palm of your hand, just breaking the skin. Heat about ¼ cup oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add about a quarter of the potatoes; pan-fry about 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Remove to a large shallow pan. Repeat with remaining potatoes and oil. 3. Once potatoes are browned, drain all but about 1 tablespoon oil from skillet. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute longer, then add lemon zest, parsley, chile flakes, and salt. Toss mixture with potatoes and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Keep warm. 4. To prepare the scampi, season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in skillet over high heat. Add shrimp; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned and no longer translucent, turning once. Add butter when shrimp are turned over. 5. Serve shrimp over crispy potatoes.

1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large Dutch oven or soup kettle over medium-high heat. Crumble chicken into pan; cook until browned and no longer pink. Remove from pan. 2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan; add onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook and stir about 10 minutes. 3. Increase heat to high; stir in chili powder, cumin, chile flakes, cayenne, and salt. Cook for about 2 minutes or until fragrant. 4. Stir in tomatoes (break up with spoon), basil, and chicken. Reduce heat to low; simmer chili for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. 5. Just before serving, stir in edamame. Serve chili in large bowls with a small sprinkle of cheese.

3 lbs. small red bliss potatoes 1 cup olive oil 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 tsp. finely chopped garlic 2 tsp. grated lemon zest 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley ¼ tsp. red chile flakes or to taste 1 tsp. coarse salt 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste  SHRIMP

12 large shrimp (16-20 count), shelled and deveined, tails on Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tbsp. butter DIRECTIONS

Makes 6 to 8 servings MARINARA SAUCE

1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 10 large ripe slicing tomatoes (or 20 plum tomatoes); peeled and chopped 1 large can tomato sauce ½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves 2 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves 2 quarts vegetable stock MEATBALLS

3 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. finely chopped onion 3 Tbsp. roasted garlic 1 lb. ground veal 1 lb. ground pork 1 lb. ground beef ½ lb. fresh buffalo mozzarella, diced 1 cup dry breadcrumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Grated sharp Provolone cheese, if desired.

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1. To make marinara sauce, heat oil in large Dutch oven or soup kettle over mediumhigh heat. Sauté onions and garlic about 8 minutes or until just tender. 2. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, herbs, and broth to pan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, to make the meatballs, heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Cool. 4. Mix meats in large bowl with breadcrumbs, egg, mozzarella, parmesan, and parsley. Stir in sautéed onion and garlic. Season mixture with salt and pepper. 5. Roll meat mixture into meatballs and pan-fry in batches in remaining 2 tablespoons oil until golden brown and no longer pink in center. Serve with marinara sauce and freshly grated Provolone cheese.

Round, rich, and juicy, this wine is the perfect complement to pair with a robust, spicy Autumn dish like Healthy Fahrenheit Chicken Chili.

A TO Z WINEWORKS CHARDONNAY Willamette Valley, Oregon Bright with notes of lime and orange, the acidity of this wine accentuates the fresh oceanic flavor of the shrimp in a dish like Crispy Potato with Grilled Shrimp Scampi.

BURE FAMILY ‘MAJESTY’ CABERNET Napa Valley, California With its soft yet complex mouth-feel, this wine is a soothing companion to earthy comfort food like Casino Meatballs with a Twist.

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n the trendiest restaurants and lounges across the country, one thing is clear—classic cocktails are back. But this resurgence—inspired by throwback TV shows like “Mad Men” as well as a new generation of mixologists—isn’t about recreating the past. Instead, it’s about putting a modern twist on a timeless experience. Thus, artisanal liqueurs and eye-popping garnishes now transform old school libations into something that even the latest hipster or foodie can appreciate. And to fully savor the flavors of yesterday while indulging the more modern palate of today, why not try pairing a rich, well-crafted cigar with one of these fresh takes on an iconic cocktail? Salut!

Old-Fashioned 2 oz bourbon whiskey 2 dashes Angostura® bitters 1 splash water

1 tsp sugar 1 maraschino cherry (optional) 1 orange wedge

Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry (or omit, as we did, above) and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.

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Modern Mixology

Happy-hour standards get a bold update, courtesy of Jason Jones, Mixologist at Seven Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar Minneapolis, MN.

CHERRY COLLINS Variation of a Tom Collins 1½ oz of Grey Goose Cherry Noir Vodka ¾ oz fresh lemon juice ¾ oz simple syrup

Mix simple syrup, vodka, and juice over ice in mixing glass. Stir, strain in cocktail glass with ice, and top off with soda water. Garnish with ripe Bing cherries.

THE BOULEVARDIER Variation of a Negroni

SUPED UP SIDECAR Variation of a Sidecar

1½ oz Bourbon whiskey ¾ oz sweet vermouth ¾ oz Campari

1½ oz Applejack Brandy ¾ oz Cointreau ¾ oz fresh lemon juice

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain in to a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon or orange zest twist.

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain in to a martini glass. Rim glass with lemon juice and cinnamon sugar, float star anise.

BURNING QUESTIONS You don’t have to join a tweedy men’s club to enjoy the old-school combination of a good cigar and a classic cocktail. But you will have to know how to select the right stogie. To get the low-down, we asked Michael Herklots, Certified Master Tobacconist at Nat Sherman, the famed New York City cigar-maker and retailer for his take on a few hot topics:

WHAT’S THE RIGHT SIZE?

Yes. “Bigger is usually better,” says Herklots. Novices often choose smaller cigars thinking they’ll be easier to smoke, but smaller, thinner cigars are usually stronger—and burn faster and hotter— than thick cigars, which produce a lighter, creamier smoke. A good rule of thumb: Select the biggest cigar that fits comfortably in your hand.

DOES COLOR INDICATE FLAVOR?

Yes and no. “Very generally speaking, a darker cigar is stronger and a lighter cigar is milder,” says Herklots. “But remember that you’re only looking at the color of the wrapper—the blend of tobacco inside could have a much different flavor.” Your best bet: ask the salesperson.

ARE CUBANS REALLY THE BEST?

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No. “Cuba set a standard in cigar-making very early. And, because Cuban cigars are illegal in America they have a certain mystique here,” says Herklots. The world’s finest tobacconists carry cigars not just from Cuba, but from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Many of the finest cigars contain a blend of tobaccos from different countries of origin.

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During the holidays, ‘tis the season to give back. Download the iGive button and every time you shop at online retailers from Amazon to Zazzle, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the charity of your choice.

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1 Do virtual window-shopping as soon as you can, especially for the holidays, says consumer expert Andrea Woroch. “Bookmark product pages or write down gift ideas before the season kicks off and make a budget.” When you do stumble upon the perfect gift at the right price, grab it—even if the gift-giving moment is months away (and remember that you did with organization hints below).

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Search and Save Socially.

2 Stumped as to what to give someone on that list? Michelle Madhok, online shopping expert and the CEO of Shefinds suggests checking what they have pinned on Pinterest or liked on Facebook. Then, use those social media tools to get deals from your favorite merchants. “Sign-up for email newsletters, follow retailers on Twitter and join Facebook fan pages for early access to sales,” says Madhok.

Whatever the month on the calendar, most of

us have barely enough time to handle the little day-to-day things and still focus on the big picture stuff. So when important birthdays, anniversaries, or—eek!—the holidays roll around, finding the time to go shopping for gifts seems an almost impossible task. But regardless of what you have to buy or how many you have to buy for, online shopping is often the best answer to “How am I going to get it all done?” Easy to fit into hectic schedules, the ability to buy presents at 7:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. makes logging in and clicking on an item an attractive and convenient choice. But before you start your e-commerce quest from the comfort of that couch, look over these hints to save time, score deals, and snag gifts sure to make anyone smile.

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Don’t know what to get your adorable, yet hard-to-buy-for sister? Everyone from The New York Times to Harper’s Bazaar publish online gift guides. See what those in the know are wrapping up this year and where to get it.

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Stay e-Organized.

3 Take a cue from the biggest gift-giver of them all, Santa. Make a list, check it twice…and create an online folder for receipts and purchase confirmations. Jill Simpson, owner of BespokeCustomGifts, says “[In my folder], I save receipts as PDFs, and keep a list of what I’ve ordered, for whom and from where.” With this information all in one place, tracking the arrival of a package or doublechecking you haven’t forgotten someone is simple.


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Use apps like Red Laser or websites such as Pricegrabber to find the best prices and discount codes (and check out sites from our Pros below). “Always compare…you will rarely have to pay full price for an item,” says Claudia Lombana, PayPal shopping specialist. She suggests emphasizing a review of the web address before entering any information. “Make sure the URL of the site you are on starts with ‘https’ and not just ‘http’ to ensure it is secure.”

Think Outside the (Big) Box.

6 Large department stores offer great online prices, but smaller sites may have better deals. Find amazing gifts at a huge discount on flash sale sites like Rue La La, Gilt, One Kings Lane, and HauteLook. Zulily has some of the best find on the web for moms, babies, and kids, but their almost-too-good-to-be-true sales last only 72 hours, so you have to act fast. Have a back-up plan in case you don’t see something quite right…or you do and it (sadly) sells out.

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doesn’t adore that chartreuse scarf, know that she can get something she does love without much hassle. Review return and exchange policies and shop at sites that “make the possible return or exchange easy for the gift recipient,” says Woroch.

Invisible Hand »

FREE RIDE:

How to Avoid Shipping Charges

SIGN UP TO SAVE. Joining a subscription service for a yearly fee is a definite cost-saver if you often shop online. Madhok of Shefinds likes ShopRunner, which boasts more than 40 retail partners. “Members get free two-

Gift List »

Track the gifts you have purchased, see what you still need to buy, tally your spending, and much more with this handy app.

Hate that bulging pile of receipts in your purse? With one click of your smart phone, Lemon captures your receipt as a pdf image and then categorizes it however you want it to (business or personal), all right at your fingertips.

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fairly ubiquitous, particularly in the lead up to the holidays. Consumer expert Woroch recommends Freeshippingday, a site that lists merchants who offer free shipping codes and other discounts year-round. Hint: if you need to meet a minimum price avoid shipping charges, check that list to see whom else you can buy for from that site.

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“Beware of ‘The Great Deal’ gimmick. Merchants throw in additional items to make it appear like a great bargain—you wind up paying extra for things you don’t need.” —­Frank DeBlasi and Tom Cangley

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day shipping and free shipping on returns for holiday gifts.” Mega-store Amazon also offers Amazon Prime, a free two-day shipping service. “I tend to buy many toys, books, and electronics from Amazon.” says Simpson of BespokeCustomGifts, “I save money and know that my gift will absolutely come in two days.”

BYPASS THE LINES. For family and friends across the globe, ship the gifts directly to where they need to go. Many sites offer wrapping services, as well as gift receipts with the price omitted. The free shipping/skip the post office combo saves you not only money, but (perhaps more importantly) time.

Forget having to surf for hours to find the lowest online price. Say hello to Invisible Hand, a browser add-on and smartphone app that finds the best deals on any product you’re searching for online. One of the nicest details: it only pops up when it finds a new price.

“If you see something, think who on your list might like the same item. There’s nothing better than a present that you can stock up on.” —Liz Lange and Jane Wagman

GUIDE: Simply add “.com” to any Website Name on these two pages to start shopping!

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ABOUT town // local scene FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE 1 Ferry Building (intersection of Market St. and The Embarcadero) 415-983-8030 ferrybuildingmarketplace.com Whether it’s the Saturday farmers’ market, indoor favorites like Blue Bottle Coffee and Slanted Door’s neo-Vietnamese cuisine, or otherworldly Mexican outdoors at Primavera’s stall, indulge in foodie heaven.

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San Francisco WELCOME TO INNOVATION CENTRAL. The Bay Area has long been the nation’s tastemaker, the birthplace of farm-to-table dining, eco-everything, and the bounties of both Napa and Silicon Valleys. “We are known here for our passion,” says Deborah Greene, a San Francisco Cambria market rep. “It’s a little slice of heaven.” ATTRACTION

SAN FRANCISCO BAY Tour Alcatraz by flashlight at night (Pier 33; 415-981-ROCK; alcatrazcruises. com). Paddle, sail, or windsurf near the Bay Bridge with Boardsports (600 Westline Dr., Alameda; 415-3851224; boardsportsschool.com). Take in all three bridges from The Winery on Treasure Island (200 California Ave., Building 180 North, Treasure Island; 415-7358423, winery-sf.com). Bonus: the view of America’s bestlooking city.

brewers. (Tours of varying length start every hour from 1 to 11pm.) STATE BIRD PROVISIONS 1529 Fillmore St., 415-795-1272 statebirdsf.com It’s Bon Appetit’s best new restaurant in America—a local-focused dim sum/ small plates “mashup from heaven.” Must-have: the deep-fried quail— California’s tasty state fowl—dusted in pumpkin seeds.

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BREWTRUC Call for directions 415-987-6823 brewtrucsf.com School was never this cool. This former yellow bus-turnedmobile-taproom takes sophisticated beer fans on a scenic ride while they sip hard-to-find pints from local artisan

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UNIONMADE 493 Sanchez St. 415-861-3373 unionmadegoods.com Clothing built to impress—and last. This fine menswear shop has been fashion favorite since its 2009 launch, with a focus on genuine American classics. And now there’s a sister store for the ladies, Mill Mercantile, just a dozen blocks away (3751 24th St., SF, millmercantile.com).

CAVALIER GOODS 1035 Post St. 415-440-7300 cavaliergoods.com How far does your love of local extend? Jay Jeffords and Michael Purdy have exquisitely curated home furnishing from their travels, but it’s their Californiamade furniture that your grandchildren will someday fight over.

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THIRD AND FIFTH AVENUE thirdstreetsouth.com fifthavenuesouth.com What’s best: the boutiques, galleries, and cafes, or the whole, flower-filled jewel box of a district? Elegant Old Naples astonishes at both. Their budding rival: North Naples’ cosmopolitan new Mercato (Vanderbilt Beach Road at Tamiami Trail North; mercatoshops.com). SUNSET AT NAPLES BEACH HOTEL

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Naples, Fla. IT’S THE GEM OF FLORIDA’S PARADISE COAST—home to pristine beaches, dreamy golf courses, and sunsets that test any color palette. Come November, this tony enclave swells with both snowbirds and sophisticated fun-seekers from all over the world. “While everyone else is shoveling snow, we’re shoveling sunshine,” says Nick LaGrasta, owner of Kitchen & Bath Solutions, a local Cambria dealer. “Winters are absolutely perfect.” Here’s a look at what’s hot under the Neapolitan sun. ATTRACTIONS

EXPLORE THE COASTLINE paradisecoastblueway.com Cruise over to Marco Island’s whitesand Tigertail Beach, navigate the mangrove mazes of the Ten Thousand Islands, or just commune with the dolphins while paddling along the Paradise Coast Blueway.

NAPLES BEACH HOTEL & GOLF CLUB

TIBURÓN GOLF CLUB 2600 Tiburón Drive 239-594-2040 tiburongcnaples.com/ The nearby TwinEagles golf courses have Champions Tour and LPGA events, but every December Greg Norman’s Tiburón Club hosts The Shootout, where 12 two-man teams from the PGA

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Tour’s elite face off. The rest of the year duffers can enjoy access to Tiburón’s world-class courses if they stay at the nearby Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. THE BEACH AT SUNSET 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North 239-261-2222 naplesbeachhotel.com At the water’s edge, people cheer “like they just won the ballgame” when the sun goes down, says one fan. Raise a glass with your toes in the sand at the classic Sunset Beach Bar & Grill in the Naples Beach Hotel.

FOOD & DRINK

SEA SALT 1186 Third Street South 239-434-7258 seasaltnaples.com From the Mediterranean’s Venice to the Gulf’s Naples. Chef/owner Fabrizio Aielli upped the ante for must-taste dining with his open kitchen and carpaccio bar. Check out casual-chic new sibling Barbatella,

NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL

just a block away (239-263-1955; barbatellanaples.com). NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL Various locations 239-514-2239 napleswinefestival.com World-class vintners, collectors, and chefs—led by Gramercy Tavern’s Michael Anthony for the upcoming event—converge with a “Who’s Who” of Naples notables in late January, all to raise millions for local children in need. C A M B R I A S T Y L E . C O M

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Bigger and Better

Our production plant expands, Style Makers strut their stuff, Cambria installs both small and large get attention, and two more design patterns are released.

Cambria Hosts Style Makers OVER THE SUMMER, CAMBRIA WELCOMED A TALENTED GROUP OF DESIGNERS from across North

IN AUGUST, CAMBRIA RELEASED A NEW, CUTTING-EDGE APP for the iPad that provides both consumers and design professionals an invaluable tool to the company’s industryleading design palette. Specifically calibrated to display on the iPad’s screen, the app lets users browse and compare 5” x 8” virtual Cambria tiles, order product samples, choose favorite designs, and share picks through email. “The Cambria iPad app does more than help our customers choose a design, it catapults the planning stage for that dream build or remodel,” says Shelly Nelson, Vice President of Marketing at Cambria. “The app makes it easy to select from more than 100 designs by bringing virtual samples into the comfort of your own home.”

Leaping Into Lambeau CAMBRIA WILL PLAY A MAJOR ROLE in the two-phase expansion of Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. As part of the project’s addition of 7,000 premium, club-style seats, Cambria will be installed on the new high-end section’s bartops, floors, and other surfaces.

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America to a Style Makers Summit in Minneapolis. During the three-day event, these designers were given an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Cambria facilities, an evening tour of the Cambria Design Center at Target Field, and an inspirational trend-sharing session with Cambria’s product development team. “Cambria provided a great time, seamless support for our experience, and great people to share information and enrichment,” says Susan Fredman, CEO of the Chicago-based Susan Fredman Design Group. “I am forever a brand advocate for Cambria and will be sharing much that I have learned with our company.”


Cambria’s Popularity Translates Into a Hometown Boom THANKS TO GROWING DEMAND FOR ITS DESIGNS, Cambria is in the midst of more than doubling the size and capacity of its production plant in Le Sueur, Minnesota. When complete in summer 2013, the new, 750,000-square-foot facility, where raw, mined quartz is turned into gleaming Cambria slabs, will employ 220 additional employees. “This is Cambria’s second plant expansion in six years,” notes Marty Davis, Cambria’s President and CEO. “We are fortunate to have a product that consumers desire. This expansion demonstrates our long-term commitment to creating unique designs and establishing a strong quality supply channel for our valued partners.” The plant’s expansion and the new jobs that will come with it likewise demonstrates another of Cambria’s commitments—that of being a “family-owned, American-made” company. This point was reinforced by Le Sueur Mayor Bob Oberle, when the expansion was first announced this past summer. “We are just over 4,000 people,” Oberle told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune back in August. “We are ecstatic to hear of an economic input of that size into this town.”

Cambria Style Wins Gold!

CAMBRIA STYLE GOES TOE-TO-TOE WITH REKNOWNED NATIONAL MAGAZINE TITLES and takes home “Gold” design awards in several recent regional and national media competitions. Industry leader minOnline had this to say about our recent Summer 2012 issue: “With elegant yet lush design Cambria Style evokes a lifestyle that is reflective of Cambria’s clients, partners, and customers. While images dominate the pages, readability remains a constant, demonstrating Cambria’s attention to detail and focus on creating and delivering products in a beautiful way.”

Cambria Featured in HGTV Star’s Renovation on the Rachael Ray Show RECENTLY, HGTV EXPERT CARTER OOSTERHOUSE TOOK ON A NEW CHALLENGE—renovating his own home with wife,

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actress Amy Smart. In September, the pair showed off the dazzling results to Rachael Ray on her daytime talk show. In the couple’s new kitchen, they chose to install beautiful, yet durable and maintenancefree Cambria (Torquay, from the Waterstone Collection) on their countertops. Likewise, Carter and Amy also chose Cambria (White Cliff, from the Desert Collection) for the hard-working 5’ by 6’ island desktop in their office. To check out the before and after of Carter and Amy’s renovation, go to rachaelrayshow.com/show/segments/view/ carter-oosterhouses-makeover-mdash-his-own-home/.

CONTINUING THE TREND OF DEVELOPING NEW LOOKS IN QUARTZ SURFACES, Cambria recently added two more designs to what was already the industry’s largest and most diverse palette of more than 100 unique designs. The first of these new designs, Berkeley—from the Waterstone Collection—features hints of copper and a smattering of bronze against a backdrop of sandy hues. Rosslyn, the other latest addition, joins the Jewel Collection, and is marked by striking metallic golds shimmering against a background of taupe and chocolate. “Our 2012 designs embody our dedication and commitment to innovation and the constant evolution of Cambria,” explains Peter Martin, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Partner Services at Cambria. “These looks, once thought impossible in quartz, are changing today’s stone industry and are a big part of making Cambria the number one quartz provider in North America today.” C A M B R I A S T Y L E . C O M

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There are moments in life… and then there are moments: those magical times when the world seems to stand still as an experience imprints itself on your memory. These are the pictures that live brighter and longer in our minds than any snapshot could ever hope to. Next time you find yourself reaching for a camera, take a second to pause and savor what you’re recording. Notice each nuance— the sounds, the scents, the feelings—and lose yourself in the moment.

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