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SUMMER 2013

Kathy Ireland SUPERMOGUL

opens up about life after modeling and how she gracefully balances the demands of an active family with her vast business empire

Emmy-award winning

BREAKING BAD

star builds one-of-a-kind green home without sacrificing design

PRESERVE & SAVOR

A gourmet spin on canning and pickling for your favorite summer flavors


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Summer is that time of year when we fire up the BBQ grill, invite friends over, and dream of traveling to our favorite island—the one inside our kitchen.

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18 CENTER OF ATTENTION Design pros share their tips on everything from materials to accessories to help you create a kitchen island that will not only look great but that will enhance the efficiency and function of your space.

24 MODEL OF SUCCESS Supermodel Kathy Ireland has built an entrepreneurial empire by gracefully balancing her passions for family and business.

30 HAVING IT ALL Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, creates a one-of-a-kind home on the California coast that combines beautiful design and environmental sustainability, and Cambria plays a leading role.

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IRELAND: TRACEY MORRIS; CRANSTON: GEORGE HOLZ

REGARDING BUSINESS...

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“You have to have a love for it, because when you face the inevitable tough times, you need something to carry you through.” — KATHY IRELAND, “MODEL OF SUCCESS” PAGE 24

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Publisher’s Note

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elcome to yet another issue of Cambria Style... summer is here. What a story Kathy Ireland has—born into hard work, steadfast effort, and high character, and in time, much glitz and fame...yet the soul of her family upbringing remained her compass in life, her dedication to those who have her love, and her passion in her life’s work. Kathy’s humble style, with its comforting calm, does not harness in any way her entrepreneurial instincts; they are obvious and profound when you sit with her. Yet Kathy Ireland remains, in a sense, the young lady she always was, born of a humble family with strong principles and work ethic, a remarkably grounded, earnest and noble human being. Her awareness and dedication to who she is, how she was raised, and what makes her life full, has ensured that she continues to espouse those simple but extraordinary family virtues in all that she does. We hope you enjoy getting a glimpse into the life of this impressive lady. Bryan Cranston, the ultra-talented, and as humble, actor proves what my brother/business partner, Mitch Davis, often champions: responsible environmental stewardship always results in the best long-term economies, and the best quality results in product/lifestyle. What a treasured and beautiful home, green-friendly in exquisite ways. Mr. Cranston has insightfully designed and spearheaded its building into one of the most beautiful places in the world, to do beautiful; the beaches of Southern California... And then Cambria recipes on the move again for summer...the lore of these “food formulas” are getting quite a following... and Cambria abounds on land, by sea, in air, on court, on air-in studio, on App, in consumers. Yes, summer is here, rain and storms soon to subside, and fourth of July celebrations just around the corner... ah... summer in the Americas of the north, flourishing once again. Enjoy,

Marty Davis President/CEO

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OPPOSITE: DAVIS: STAR TRIBUNE/MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL 2011. THIS PAGE: PHOTOS BY STEVE HENKE. COVER CREDITS: FASHION STYLIST: TIFFANI CHYNEL; HAIR: DON MALOT; MAKE-UP: SELINA LOPEZ; NAILS: ATHENA GREER; PRODUCTION STYLIST: CARYL EAGLE. WARDROBE: JUMPER & BELT: RALPH LAUREN; KATHY IRELAND JEWELRY, CURATED BY PETER SEDGHI, LUXURY JEWELS OF BEVERLY HILLS.

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10 LIVING WELL

42 MAKING YOUR BEST BLOODY MARY

Art Deco inspiration updated with a fresh color palette creates a look that’s elegant, yet easy. Stylish versions of everyday essentials can give your kitchen a chic new attitude.

11 LIVING STYLISHLY PAIR METALLIC FINISHES AND BOLD SILHOUETTES FOR AN INSTANT STYLE UPDATE. PAGE 8

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Preserve the glories of the garden or farmer’s market and enjoy the season’s bounties year-round. The classic cocktail gets a best-ever makeover, complete with homemade mix, and garnishes you’ve never dreamed could be so good.

Upgrade this barbecue season with artisanal twists on old-favorite flavors.

GUIDEBOOK

12 TABLESCAPES

Glamour girl Cheryl Tiegs shares her unique insight on classic Hollywood style.

Let your travels infuse your next get-together with a fun, exotic accent.

14 THE GENTLEMAN

Classic good looks never go out of style.

16 TREND REPORT

Learn how to incorporate the spirit of your favorite works of art into your interiors.

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45 LOCAL SCENE: Los Angeles

Summer in L.A. is a great time to enjoy the great outdoors, whether it’s the sun, surf, or sky.

46 HEALTH + WELLNESS: The Power of Fusion

To avoid workout burnout and re-energize your exercise routine, the latest trend fuses multiple fitness disciplines into one.

48 WORD ON THE STREET ON THE COVER | Supermodel Kathy Ireland remains a formidable beauty, but it’s her savvy business skills landing her on magazine covers these days. Photography by Tracey Morris.

Cambria news and updates.

LAST LOOK 50 DREAM BIG

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CAMBRIA STYLE

Editor’s Letter DREAMING BIG. WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT IS THE MANTRA OF THIS ISSUE OF CAMBRIA STYLE. Don’t misinterpret that to mean bigger is better. Dreaming big is more about the philosophy and the core of how one thinks—and equally importantly—how one goes through life. Proceeding with passion, with fervor, and with the conviction of reaching a goal while staying true to your heart is the true measure of success. Our cover subject, Kathy Ireland, is the epitome of someone who has dreamed big while staying true to her heart. The same passion that drives Kathy to build her empire also drives her to seek out companies like Cambria, those that share the same foundational philosophies. In fact, after spending some time with Kathy and her longtime team from Kathy Ireland World Wide, it’s safe to say that you don’t tell Kathy Ireland that something isn’t possible. If you think you know all there is to know about Kathy Ireland, read our cover story and you’ll surely discover there’s more to this amazing woman than you could have ever dreamed. And while we are on the subject of dreamers, let’s talk about the multi-talented Bryan Cranston. Now here is a dreamer and an adventurer. Not only did he dream big, but he made those dreams big, green, and oh so beautiful! When I asked Bryan to explain the inspiration for his project, his answer was pretty simple: a dream house for his family. Well, as it turns out, that dream house was destined for bigger things—a state-of-the-art showcase home for sustainable and beautiful design that exceeds your imagination (but not his). Bryan was involved in the entire design, selection, and construction process and enjoyed every minute of it. (Check out the video link within his story to see why he insisted on Cambria.) Inspired by our two feature stories, we wrapped the rest of our issue around aspirations and dreaming. We got to know Tamra Barney from The Housewives of Orange County as she unveiled her dream—a workout studio that brings fitness to a new level. We compiled beautiful ideas that inspire dreaming of all kinds—from design tips and product picks to the best ways to bring your grilling dreams to fruition! You see, Cambria believes that the only way to think is to dream. And if you’re going to dream, you might as well dream big. Enjoy.

President/CEO Publisher Marty Davis Director of Cambria Style Editor-in-Chief LouAnn Berglund Haaf Executive Vice-President of Sales, Marketing and Business Partner Services Peter Martin Vice President of Marketing Shelly Nelson

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A DRAMATIC STARBURST MIRROR ADDS WOW-FACTOR AGAINST GLEAMING GEOMETRIC-PATTERNED WALLPAPER.

By AMANDA LECKY Photography by STEVE HENKE

Functional & Fabulous A chic mix of materials, luxe metallic finishes, and attention-grabbing accessories can make a basic storage element into a fun focal point

AS USEFUL AS IT IS BEAUTIFUL, THE BAR NOT ONLY INCORPORATES PLENTY OF STORAGE FOR ALL THE ESSENTIALS, BUT ALSO A CIGAR HUMIDOR. WONDERING HOW TO PAIR CIGARS AND COCKTAILS? VISIT CAMBRIAUSA.COM/STYLE

FOR A TRULY ONE-OF-A-KIND LOOK, COMPLEMENT A CUSTOM FURNITURE PIECE WITH A MIX OF CAMBRIA DESIGNS. Featured Here: (Clockwise From Top Left) GREYSTONE™, TORQUAY™, BRAEMAR™, WHITNEY™, CAMBRIAN BLACK™

GET THE LOOK: Clear Glass Cylinder Pendant, $79.95 each, Home Depot; homedepot.com. Wallpaper, Darcy Pearl, $70 per roll, Graham & Brown; grahamandbrown.com. Flooring, bamboo, $46.94 per box, Home Depot; homedepot.com. Starburst Wall Mirror, $199, Crate & Barrel; crateandbarrel.com. Large Rectangle Lacquer Tray, Silver, $59, Banded Glassware, $10 each, West Elm; westelm.com. Dublin Triangle Decanter, $40, Dublin Wine Decanter, $40, Macy’s; macys.com. Martini shaker, vase, ice bucket, vintage. Spirits supplied by Jim Beam; jimbeam.com.

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Shimmer & Shine By AMANDA LECKY

Soft colors, bold metallic finishes, and cool geometric patterns create a Deco-chic look that’s as livable as it is unabashedly luxurious.

FOR AN INSTANT ATTITUDE INFUSION, CHOOSE METALLIC WALLPAPER WITH AN OVERSIZED, NATURALISTIC PATTERN.

A TEXTURED, SILVER-LEAF OTTOMAN CAN WORK DOUBLE-DUTY AS A COCKTAIL TABLE AND EXTRA SEATING FOR GUESTS.

MAKE YOUR WALLS OR FURNISHINGS GLEAM WITH A COAT OF METALLIC PAINT, LIKE BENJAMIN MOORE’S METALLIC GOLD, 2163-40, OR METALLIC SILVER, 2132-60. benjaminmoore.com

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“It’s especially fresh to mix pastels with lighter wood finishes and warm metals like copper and even brass. Just remember, with metallics, a little goes a long way!” —SONU MATHEW, SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER, BENJAMIN MOORE

MORE THAN JUST MOOD LIGHTING, THE RIGHT LAMP CAN BECOME A SCULPTURAL ELEMENT BESIDE A SOFA, OR ATOP A CONSOLE.

BALANCE HIGH-STYLE SHIMMER AND SHINE WITH NATURAL MATERIALS AND PATTERNS, LIKE ACCESSORIES MADE FROM WOOD OR SHELL.

RICH AND CLASSIC DESIGNS LIKE CAMBRIA’S BRAEMAR™ FROM THE WATERSTONE COLLECTION, ADD DEPTH TO A LIGHT, SHIMMERY PALETTE.

GET THE LOOK: Oriana wallpaper by Harlequin, approximately $50 per roll, 5qm; 5qm.de (see page 7 of “Neo” collection on site). Janice Minor Three-Tiered Chandelier, $2195, Haute House Penelope Chair, $1699, Neiman Marcus; neimanmarcus.com. Adeline Cocktail table, price on request, Oly Studio; olystudio.com. Trina Turk Pillow Embroidered Linen Geo Link Taupe/Black, $130, DL Rhein Interlocking Lilac Embroidered Pillow, $120, Layla Grayce; laylagrayce.com. Worlds Away Versailles Small Gold Leaf Mirror, $600, Harlow’s Nest; harlowsnest.com. Murano Three Drawer Chest, price on request, Hickory Chair; hickorychair.com. Tyrol Horn Bowl in Large, $58, Jayson Home; jaysonhome.com. Arteriors Walker Antique Brass Hammered Lamp, $756, Zinc Door; zincdoor.com. C A M B R I A U S A . C O M / S T Y L E

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L I V I N G well CLASSIC COPPER COOKWARE NOT ONLY LOOKS GREAT ON DISPLAY, BUT IS IDEAL FOR MAKING PRESERVES. (SEE PAGE 38)

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PRESERVING PAN Making jam requires quick and even heating—both qualities inherent to copper cookware like the 10.6-qt. Mauviel M’passion Copper Jam Pan. $265, Mauviel; mauvielusa.com.

CITRUS PEELER Here’s an easier way to create perfect twists for summer cocktails: The Apostrophe Citrus Peeler cuts exactly the right depth into the skin of lemons, limes, and oranges. $28; Alessi; canoeonline.net.

2 KUMQUAT TOPIARY Fragrant white blossoms, glossy green leaves, and juicy fruit that’s ideal for adding a tart citrus splash to drinks, salads, and more, the Fukushu Kumquat Topiary will look great on your counter, too. $95, VivaTerra; vivaterra.com.

GRINDING YOUR OWN SPICES BRINGS A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL OF FLAVOR TO THE MOST BASIC RUB OR MARINADE.

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SALT PLATE Cut from mineral-rich pink salt, the Himalayan Salt Plate adds rich flavor to grilled foods, or, when chilled, a dramatic display for sushi or hors d’oeuvres. $34.95, Sur La Table; surlatable.com.

SPICE GRINDER Crafted in the last remaining iron foundry in Scandinavia, the Cast Iron Spice Grinder makes it easy to transform whole spices into fine, flavorful enhancements to any dish. $65; Canoe; canoeonline.net.

ARTISANAL VINEGAR Pretty enough to give as a gift, but so delicious you’ll want to keep them for yourself, the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar trio is barrel-aged in Italy. $215; Acetaia San Giacomo; ahalife.com.

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Forget the same-old grilling standbys. Instead, treat yourself to amped up takes on your favorite flavors. Your guests will thank you!

1 HOMEMADE SAUCES Six mouthwatering varieties of awardwinning barbecue sauce come in a handsome, gift-worthy box. $50 for six-variety gift box; Lillie’s Q; lilliesq.com.

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ARTISANAL MUSTARD Handmade for the past 60 years from all-natural ingredients, Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard gives brats and burgers the gourmet treatment. $8.95; Sur La Table; surlatable.com.

SPICE MIXES Just Cook Spice Rubs, available in six extraordinary combinations, make it easy to impart bold flavor to any dish. $8.50; Just Cook; westelm.com.

SCOOPABLE KETCHUP This less-sweet take on the classic condiment: Sir Kensington’s Classic Scooping Ketchup is handmade in small batches, in Maine. $9; Dean & Deluca; deandeluca.com.

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STROLLING THROUGH A MAZE OF MARKET STALLS BRIMMING WITH EXOTIC WARES is one of the great pleasures of travel. And it’s easy to bring that feeling home this summer—and all year long—by treating your tabletop to an infusion of color, pattern, and texture. Just mix and match a collection of artisan-inspired dinnerware, linens, and accessories to recreate the inspiration and relaxation of a visit to your favorite far-flung destination.

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GO BACK TO YOUR FINGERPAINTING DAYS AND MIX UNEXPECTED COLORS AND PATTERNS FOR A FUN, ECLECTIC FEEL.

GET THE LOOK: Potter’s Workshop Tableware, $8-$12, West Elm; westelm.com. Tiled and Dotted Bowls, $8-$10, Atom Art Bowls, $8-$10, Chipper and Sprite Serving Set, $36, Chipper and Sprite Cheese Serving Set, $32, Small Patterned Dessert Plates, $10, Anthropologie; anthropologie.com. Ombre napkins in Orange, $20 for four, Sur La Table; surlatable.com.

LOOK FOR LINENS WITH RICH NATURAL TEXTURE. INSIDER SECRET: THEY GET SOFTER AND SOFTER WITH EVERY USE.

FRESH FRUIT, FROM TART-SWEET KUMQUATS TO RIPE RASPBERRIES ARE A DELICIOUSLY BRIGHT ADDITION TO YOUR TABLETOP DESIGN.

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FOR A TRUE GENTLEMAN, STYLE IS THE PLACE WHERE FORM MEETS FUNCTION. It’s trousers with a fashionably comfortable cut, it’s the importance of a really great barber, it’s the confidence that comes with a worldly eye and the well-worn travel bag to prove it. Attention to detail, to the marks of quality craftsmanship, extends into every moment and every quarter of his life, from the hand-made paddleboard shouldered for an afternoon workout to the perfectly balanced pencil that finishes the Sunday crossword.

GET THE LOOK: Moods of Norway slim trouser, $229, Moods of Norway Kristian Vik shirt, $118, Pearl cuff links, vintage; Martin Patrick; martinpatrick3.com. Atlas® chronograph watch, $6,900; tiffany.com.

Timeless elegance that looks effortless:

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1 GRAND PRIX ART Choose from nearly any Grand Prix racetrack around the world: Each three-dimensional replica is precision-cut from Baltic birch plywood, with black detailing. $199 to $275; griotsgarage.com.

GO BEYOND THE BASIC TROPHY SHELF BY FINDING NEW WAYS TO DISPLAY PASSIONS—LIKE HANGING A RACETRACK ON YOUR WALL.

2 PADDLE BOARD The 12-foot long Jason Ryan board offers great stability and flotation—and the chance to look great paddling it. $1,299; threebrothersboards.com.

3 RACING POSTER Remember a classic finish with gorgeous, graphic reproduction vintage racing posters, like one from the 1930 Monaco Grand Prix. $80; greatmodernpictures.com.

“The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better.” —CHARLES DICKENS

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CLASSIC SPECS A fashion-forward mix of traditional and hip, Maud Wood glasses were inspired by the local musicians, artists, and creative trendsetters of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. $225; brooklynspectacles.com.

OVERNIGHT BAG Get away in simply great style with the Ghurka Cavalier Travel Bag. With its khaki tweed body and leather straps, it’s the perfect carry-on. $795; store.kaufmannmercantile.com.

MEDICINE BALL Meticulously researched and constructed, a handmade Handsome Dan Medicine Ball will bring old-school style to your workouts. $295; leatherheadsports.com.

7 PERFECT PENCIL Sometimes, the simplest conveniences make the biggest difference: The Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil comes with an extender with a built-in sharpener and covered eraser. $45; graf-von-faber-castell.com.

8 DRIVING SHOES A soft, streamlined take on the indispensible loafer, Prada Saffiano Logo-Plate Drivers are made in Italy with a rubber driving sole. $550; neimanmarcus.com.

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“BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED FURNITURE CAN PLAY THE ROLE OF FUNCTIONAL SCULPTURE IN YOUR ROOM. JUST KEEP THE SURROUNDING SIMPLE SO IT CAN SPEAK.” — B I L L Y

B E S O N COMBINING TEXTURES, FROM SHINY METALLIC AND SLEEK LACQUER TO ROUGH-HEWN RECLAIMED WOOD, CREATES THE SENSE OF BALANCE ESSENTIAL TO GOOD DESIGN.

LOOK FOR FURNISHINGS THAT DISPLAY SOME OF THE SAME QUALITIES YOU LOVE IN ART, LIKE A RHYTHMIC INTERPLAY OF GEOMETRY, OR THE SINUOUS, SENSUAL CURVES.

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Interior designers often let fine art lead their plans for a space, but getting just the right look can be an art in itself. Here’s how. By Interior Designer BILLY BESON, ASID, CID // Photography by STEVE HENKE

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’ve been a studio artist all my life; in fact, I started out in studio arts school before I switched majors to study interior design. So I’ve worked in most mediums, from pottery to paint to metal, and both the principles I used as an artist and many of the artworks I’ve loved have influenced the interiors I’ve created throughout my career. But you don’t have to be an artist yourself to find design inspiration in art. Your favorite sculpture or painting can not only create a show-stopping focal point, but can set the mood and tone for a space, infuse the look with personality, and help your designer understand your style better. Here’s how to bring the spirit of your favorite masterpiece home:

DISPLAY LIKE A GALLERIST

Of course you don’t have to limit yourself to plain white walls just to show off a great piece of art, but if you want to emphasize a certain painting, for example, it does make sense to keep the surroundings comparatively simple. I might choose a monochromatic color palette for the room, or stick with neutrals, highlighting with a few accents in colors pulled from the artwork. GET INSPIRED BY STYLE

If a certain piece of art really speaks to you—even if you don’t own it to display in your home— you can choose elements from its composition to incorporate into your interior design. For

example, Picasso’s Cubist style is characterized by intersecting geometric planes and unexpected tricks of scale: To get this feeling in your own space, you might pick furnishings, like those at left, that share some of these stylistic qualities. USE THE ARTIST’S TOOLBOX

Artists and designers both rely on many of the same principles— color, proportion, texture, balance, and rhythm—to create appealing compositions. As you design a room to work well with a piece of art, make sure your furnishings, fabrics, and other elements, are in keeping with the color, scale, texture, and rhythm of the artwork— but avoid being “matchy-matchy”.

THE COMPOSITION, COLORS, AND TEXTURES OF A PAINTING LIKE PICASSO’S “THREE MUSICIANS” CAN PLAY THE STARRING ROLE IN YOUR SPACE, OR JUST INSPIRE A UNIQUE DESIGN.

FIND ART IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

Not many of us can afford to hang an actual Picasso on our wall, but that doesn’t mean we can’t afford great art. A framed reproduction

poster can double as the real thing; or, have a photograph or even a child’s artwork printed on canvas and stretched on a frame for your very own contemporary masterpiece. Also, seek out local artists.

GET THE LOOK: (opposite page, from top to bottom): Missoni pillow, $129, Orange Sala Dining Chair, $730, Marlow Diamond Cube, $495, Leather/Tile Ottoman, $900, ID Inside Design; id-insidedesign.com. Landscape Shade, $118, Blue Silk Pillow, $98, Anthropologie; anthropologie.com. Vintage Moroccan rug, to the trade, Aubry Angelo; aubryangelo.com. Robert Kuo silver lamp, $5,330, Chrome and Glass Drink Table, $4,140, Baker Furniture, imsdesigncenter.designcentersearch.com. Bowie Side Table, $1,595, Milton Chair in Picasso-Ebony, $2,795, Andrew Martin; andrewmartin.co.uk. D’Artagnan Side Table, $2,078, Peso Occasional Table, $7,808, Holly Hunt; hollyhunt.com.

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THE EDGE TREATMENT YOU CHOOSE, LIKE THE SLEEK, 6 CM MITERED EXAMPLES ON THE CAMBRIA COUNTERTOPS PICTURED, PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN CREATING A STRONG, COHESIVE STYLE STATEMENT.

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tep into almost any home built or remodeled in the past two decades and you’ll notice one common theme: The kitchen is much more than just a workspace, and it probably has a center island. “It’s been a gradual shift,” says designer Jose Cardenas of Hota Design, in Jacksonville, Florida. “Over the years, we’ve seen our clients start to use the kitchen as a social environment as much as they use it for actual cooking.” Accordingly, form has followed function. In place of the small, closed-off food-preparation zones of the past, today’s kitchens are open to other rooms, and sometimes even to the outdoors. They’re project spaces, entertaining centers, dining rooms, and much more. And many of those roles pivot on the modern-day equivalent of the round table: the kitchen island. “An island can be a great, central hub for all sorts of family activities,” say designers Melandro Quilatan

FOR A SLEEK, CONTEMPORARY LOOK, CONSIDER WRAPPING THE ISLAND IN A SINGLE MATERIAL. BONUS: SEAMLESS SURFACES, LIKE CAMBRIA, MEAN EASIER CLEAN-UP.

and Tania Richardson of Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting in Toronto. But, while islands certainly are a practical and attractive addition to many kitchens, they’ve become so de rigueur that some designers and contractors will shoehorn them into a too-small space, says Cardenas. Another common mistake, says designer Sandy Varelmann of Weave Ideas in Cleveland, Ohio, is topping the island with a trendy, but high-maintenance material. You can avoid these pitfalls, and others, by keeping the basics in mind. FORM AND FUNCTION

If you think you want an island in your new kitchen, begin by asking yourself the same kinds of questions designers ask their clients. “We always ask how many people cook in the space, what kinds of foods they cook, whether they entertain, if they want guests to be able to see what they’re doing,” says Cardenas. In addition to these questions, says designer Tineke Triggs of Artistic

“Cambria is natural and so much more durable than other stones. Plus its look and movement is just breathtaking.” —JOSE CARDENAS, HOTA DESIGN, PAGE 21 C A M B R I A U S A . C O M / S T Y L E

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CAREFULLY CHOSEN LIGHT FIXTURES WILL NOT ONLY MAKE YOUR WORK AREA SAFER AND MORE EFFICIENT, BUT CAN MAKE A BOLD VISUAL IMPACT.

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Designs for Living in San Francisco, Calif., think about the non-cooking activities that will take place in the kitchen, like dining, or even work. “You may want to incorporate a dining bar, or make one end of the island a dining table,” she says. “And if you plan to spread out homework or papers, you should allow for plenty of flat, open space.” Bottom line: When it comes to choosing the countertop material, if you have a hard-working kitchen, make sure you select a surface that can stand up to what you dish out. Once you have a sense of your needs, consider the shape and design of the island. A dual-height island can shield the kitchen mess from an open living space, and an angled or curved shape may maximize the seating area, but, say the designers we polled, a simple, rectangular scheme is often the best bet. “A double-height island has its place,” says Varelmann. “But many designers are moving away from that in favor of a wide, open surface area. The look is cleaner, and the surface is more versatile.”


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“The island is really the design focus of the kitchen. I like to use it as the jumping-off point for the rest of the space.” —DESIGNER SANDY VARELMANN, WEAVE IDEAS

Perhaps even more important than shape is size, and this is one decision many homeowners get wrong. “A sense of scale is important for the overall look,” says Cardenas. “But, also, not every kitchen has enough room for an island, and if you squeeze it in you may not leave enough space for circulation, or for cabinet or appliance doors to open properly.” A general rule of thumb is to allow for 42”-wide aisles between the edges of the island and any adjacent counter or appliance. To get a sense of how big the island will look in the space, Triggs suggests moving a table to the spot where the island will stand, then putting a large piece of cardboard or plywood in the dimensions of the island on top of the table. “It’s hard to imagine a space when you’re just looking at two-dimensional drawings,” she says. “Creating a ‘dummy’ island before you commit to adding one for real can help you figure out the perfect size.”

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Not just a crucial prep and serving space, an island tends to be the focal point of a kitchen’s design, so the materials you choose for it must be both durable and beautiful. Designers warn away from picking high-maintenance surfacing like limestone, marble, or stainless steel. “Cambria is natural and so much more durable than other stones. Plus its look and movement is just breathtaking,” says Cardenas. “If you really want something like stainless steel,” suggests Varelmann, “incorporate it someplace it won’t get a lot of abuse, like on drawer fronts.” To help focus attention on the island, designers often choose to mix designs and materials, using contrasting colors on perimeter counters and the island top, for example, or combining materials on the island itself, like pairing the classic stones from Cambria’s Waterstone Collection with

butcher block, for a warm, old-world look. The thickness of the countertop material—and the edge treatment you choose—has a big impact on the effect you create, as well: For a sleek, European look go with a thinner countertop; choose an ornate edge treatment to coordinate with an antique-inspired space. And, don’t forget the base of the island, another opportunity to make a bold statement. A painted finish can add exciting color, says Triggs. And, “we’re seeing more interesting woods with more pattern and grain,” says Varelmann. “Exotic woods like zebra wood are one option, and butternut is beautiful and underutilized.” A newer, more contemporary approach: Wrapping the entire island in one surfacing material (see photo on page 19). “Cambria is ideal for this kind of application,” says Cardenas. “It provides a very clean, seamless look.”

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An island can take up a fair amount of kitchen real estate, so it’s important to make the most of every square inch. To that end, designers are incorporating cooktops, as well as bar and prep sinks into the surface, and building storage and appliances into the base. “I love to incorporate a removable cutting board,” says Triggs. “You can rout Cambria to create a depression for the cutting board. I also like to use microwave drawers in an island—it’s a great location for the microwave, and safer because you don’t have to lift heavy dishes down from above your head.” Cardenas sees a trend toward integrated design: “Our clients really want luxuries and conveniences like wine coolers and trash compactors in the island—but they don’t always want to see them,” he says. “So we’ll integrate them with the millwork, facing them to match the surrounding island cabinetry.” Quilatan and Richardson make it a point to add storage wherever they can. “We’ll even put a shallow drawer at the bottom of the island, in the kick-plate area,” they say.


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MODEL OFSUCCESS

COVER GIRL KATH Y IREL AND BUILDS AN ENTREPRENEURIAL EMPIRE BY GRACEFULLY BALANCING HER PASSIONS FOR FAMILY, FASHION, AND BUSINESS. BY CAROL LINN PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRACEY MORRIS

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FASHION STYLIST: TIFFANI CHYNEL; HAIR: DON MALOT; MAKE-UP: SELINA LOPEZ; NAILS: ATHENA GREER; PRODUCTION STYLIST: CARYL EAGLE. WARDROBE: PGS. 24-25: TOP: DVF; PANTS: BANANA REPUBLIC; KATHY IRELAND JEWELRY, CURATED BY PETER SEDGHI, LUXURY JEWELS OF BEVERLY HILLS. OPPOSITE: JUMPER & BELT: RALPH LAUREN.

“My goal has been to drive them to school every day and spend every afternoon with them,” she says. “I’m not perfect—I strive for balance, but don’t always achieve it. I was 40 before I learned that ‘no’ could be a complete sentence. Setting priorities has meant I couldn’t accept every business opportunity or go to every friend’s party. But time with children goes by very quickly, and I wasn’t willing to miss out on it.” Perhaps Kathy has such prodigious energy because she flatout loves what she does. When Forbes magazine put her on its cover last year, the accompanying article described her as a model who became a mogul. More accurately, she’s a born mogul who happened to spend some time in front of a camera. A sixth-generation Californian, raised in the upscale beach IN 1989, MODEL KATHY IRELAND, BREATHTAKING town of Santa Barbara, she went into business practically as IN A TINY YELLOW BIKINI, DAZZLED AMERICA FROM soon as she could walk. At four, she was painting rocks and THE COVER OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S SWIMSUIT selling them door-to-door; at 11, a newspaper route was bringEDITION. Over two decades later, she still glows. A long-limbed ing in money she hoped to use to remodel her bedroom. If beauty, with tousled hair and deep blue eyes, at 50, she’s the she was a less than motivated student—she admits to barely ultimate mature California Girl. But Kathy also has radiance of a finishing high school—she never compromised when it came different sort: the kind that comes when a highly focused, ambito work. “When I got my newspaper route, my dad told me to tious woman gets exactly what she always wants. The company give the job 110 percent,” she recalls. “’He said ‘If the customer she founded and still heads, Kathy Ireland Worldwide (kiWW) expects the paper to land in the driveway, put it on the front has grown from a fledgling enterprise to a multiporch.’ That’s something I never forgot.” billion dollar international empire of style. Kathy’s Discovered at 17 by an agent for the prestimanaged the expansion without compromising the gious Elite Model Management, Kathy quickly company’s longstanding commitment to creating hit the industry’s top tier, appearing on the covers products that are lovely, a good value, and crafted to of Cosmopolitan and Vogue, and in the pages of meet the needs of real people, especially mothers. Sports Illustrated for 13 consecutive years. That Since the company’s earliest days, “finding solu1989 yellow bikini cover remains the best-selling tions for busy moms” ™ has been both an ad slogan Swimsuit Edition ever. But in many ways, she and mantra. Our kiWW designs, says Kathy, “are didn’t fit in. At 18, she became a devout Christian, beautiful—but never so precious that you can’t put who was outspoken that faith was a cornerstone your feet on the furniture.” That same principle of her life. Her father’s “110 percent” command KATHY IRELAND’S guided Kathy’s choice of Cambria counters for an $2 BILLION prompted her to show up for fashion shoots early, RETAIL EMPIRE upcoming kitchen and master bath remodel in one bewildering photographers used to flakiness and LANDED HER ON THE COVER OF FORBES IN of her company’s oceanfront destination wedding drama. “I was a joke,” she says. She didn’t spend FEBRUARY 2012. READ properties in Honolulu, Hawaii. Looks and practiher earnings on clothes or fancy cars—“my friends THE FULL STORY AT KATHYIRELAND.COM cality, she says, are the ultimate winning combinacalled me cheap”—or indulge in romantic intrigue. tion. Tommy Meharey, director of Kathy Ireland In fact, she was 25 when she married Olsen, who Weddings and Resorts, echoes this sentiment. “When Kathy she’d met two years earlier through her mother. “I was traveling decided to remodel the master bathroom and kitchen, here at a lot and she hoped I’d marry a local boy. She was working as a our Hawaii design studio, we looked at every possible product,” nurse and one day when I was having lunch with her, I noticed he says. “Kathy decided to select Cambria, because of its superior this very cute guy walking by. She said ‘That’s Dr. Olsen’ and strength and amazing look.” said such nice things about him...Mom didn’t usually speak so In person, Kathy exudes a gracious calm. She never seems highly of doctors.” rushed, on edge, or even mildly resentful of requests for her Most of all, Kathy had a remarkably clear-eyed view of the time and attention; her favorite phrase seems to be “thank profession in which she found herself. “I never believed I’d have a you.” That cool elegance masks the fact she leads a life so full long career,” she says bluntly. “I realized that ‘success’ was having that just reading her schedule leaves an outsider exhausted. A self-described “control freak,” she’s not only kiWW’s chief designer, but hands-on when it comes to the company’s retail strategy, shipping, distribution, and sales. She’s also written six books, and is active in numerous philanthropic efforts. If that weren’t enough, she’s in demand as a motivational speaker, and frequently addresses corporation and stockholder meetings. And because in her trio of prime values parenting comes after faith but before everything else, she does it all while carving out time to spend with her family: husband Gregory Olsen, an emergency room physician, and children Erik, 18, Lily, 14 and Chloe, 10.

MY FATHER TOLD ME, ‘IF THE CUSTOMER E XPECTS THE PAPER TO LAND IN THE DRIVEWAY, PUT IT ON THE FRONT PORCH.’ THAT’S SOMETHING I NEVER FORGOT.

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about more than making money—you have to have a love for it, because when you face the inevitable tough times, you need something to carry you through.” She found her calling in an unexpected way. In 1993, Kathy was carrying her first child and approaching her 30th birthday, when she got a job offer to model socks. She chose not to be insulted. “I was a pregnant, aging model with very few offers coming my way,” she says with brutal honesty. But rather than merely wear those socks, she proposed a business partnership to make some that would bear her name. “I believed that if my team could create something that women embraced, it would indicate we were on to something,” she says. “That we might have a brand that could endure.” Indeed, the socks, carried by K-Mart, became “a blow-out success,” and led to a Kathy Ireland clothing line for the retailer. In 1998, her company expanded into home furniture, despite a lot of industry skepticism. But the owner of the Nebraska Furniture Mart—a subsidiary of legendary businessman Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate—gave her a shot. It was another triumph, and since then, kiWW has moved into numerous other areas of the home, including its Acafe Chef André line of kitchen products. All are aimed at the same audience: women who appreciate something of quality. “Value was a good place to start,” says Kathy. “I knew my potential customer was too savvy to buy something just because it had my name on it. I couldn’t leave the newspaper in the driveway—it had to be on the porch.” Kathy credits her success to hard work (“If there’s an easy buck out there, I’m too stupid to find it.”) and her team who she says “are on the same page as me when it comes to core values.” She also attracted some high-power mentors who taught invaluable lessons along the way. It was Warren Buffett, for example, who advised her to stick with home products, pointing out, she says, that “fashion in apparel changes a lot faster than fashion in the home.”

CAMBRIA IS LIKE JEWELRY FOR THE HOME. I SAW NOTHING ELSE THAT COMPARED. I LOVE ITS BEAUT Y, RICHNESS, VIBRANCY, AND DURABILITY. Another mentor was the late Elizabeth Taylor, with whom Kathy became very close. It was an unusual pairing: a Hollywood icon and a conservative businesswoman, wife, and mother, but the connection was profound for both. Kathy calls Taylor “an inspiration to me—I was so blessed to have had the chance to learn from her.” Taylor pushed Kathy to be “more bold” in design, and imparted her famous love of jewelry—thanks to her, kiWW now has a luxury line. She also encouraged Kathy to invest in real estate. In fact, three of kiWW’s “destination” homes for weddings, one in Palm Springs and two in Hawaii, were originally purchased for Taylor to use as getaways. When Kathy

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the look of the moment, and that look constantly changes. I never felt secure earning a living based on how someone else perceived that I looked.” In fact, the money she wasn’t spending on glitz was funding a series of entrepreneurial start-up efforts. Every one of them failed, but the process of trying, Kathy says, taught her a lot. She assembled a business team of several dozen individuals, many of whom still work for her and with whom she shares a powerful “family” bond. “My father was a union organizer,” says Kathy, “and I learned at a young age that people come before profits.” In kiWW’s Palm Springs destination home, for instance, there are almost as many photographs of the company corporate team as there are of Kathy’s family, making it hard to tell which is which. Kathy also learned that it wasn’t enough to start just any business; the “what” mattered. “At one point, a friend gave me a book on making beer, which I recognized could be very profitable,” she remembers. “I’m not a good cook, but the first batch turned out really well and I got very excited. The second batch wasn’t so great, and I knew I needed help. Two years later, after doing research, investing and learning, I realized that I didn’t really care about beer at all. And a business has to be


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visited Taylor in the first Hawaii home, she decided the house was too small for her, and bought a second, a seven-bedroom, eight-bath walled and gated oceanfront estate with koa wood floors and cabinets and ocean views from every room. It’s in this home’s soaring, high-ceilinged kitchen where Aloha State Sales of Honolulu is installing Cambria’s Waterstone Collection Praa Sands surfaces. Kathy fell in love with its classic creamy white palette, with swirls of warm taupes and veins of cool grays and blues that echo the colors of the sea just outside. For the master bath, she’s chosen Torquay, also from the Waterstone Collection, a rich, subtle taupe with swirls of gray and tan. Kathy was thrilled to discover Cambria. “Elizabeth taught me to love jewelry, and Cambria is like jewelry for the home,” she says. “I saw nothing else that compared. I love its beauty, richness, vibrancy, and durability.” Kathy says she also appreciated that Cambria is a family company, one that emphasizes sustainability and the creation of American jobs. CEO Marty Davis, “is always asking good questions—‘What drives you?, Why you do what you do?’ I get excited when I meet industry leaders who are doing great things, and who can teach me. Marty’s a true visionary and leader with a passion for what he does.”

For his part, Davis says that when he met Kathy, he quickly recognized a kindred spirit. “Kathy is so dynamic, and is so, in such a humble way,” says Davis. “She’s an entrepreneur at heart, with a deeply rooted sense of industriousness; her character and personality in full make her an extraordinary talent.” Davis observes that the support Kathy received from her family upbringing is chief among the reasons why she’s been so successful. “Rarely is there such success without dedicated mentorship,” he adds. “Kathy’s parents must be something else.” Kathy sees kiWW’s future as limitless—she hopes to expand the company’s offerings still further, to feature “an explosion” of its fashion line, a foray into publishing, and “something connected to finance” to help promote financial equality for women. “I love being of service to women, I love it,” she says passionately. “There’s a lot left to do.” Anyone who doubts Kathy will do just what she says only has to look at her past. “People told me that what I was aiming for had never been done,” she says. “But just because something hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean it can’t be.”

DURING A VISIT TO THE CAMBRIA DESIGN STUDIO IN PALM DESERT, KATHY WAS SO TAKEN BY THE DRAMATIC SHADES AND DYNAMIC ENERGY OF THE PRAA SANDS DESIGN THAT SHE CHOSE TO INSTALL IT IN ONE OF HER HAWAIIAN HOMES.

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POGGENPOHL CABINETS ARE MADE FROM WOOD OBTAINED FROM SUSTAINABLY-MANAGED FORESTS AND HAVE ECO-FRIENDLY VARNISHES THAT USE AS FEW CHEMICALS AS POSSIBLE.

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EMMY-WINNING ACTOR BRYAN CRANSTON HAS BUILT A NEW CALIFORNIA DREAM HOME THAT ENCOMPASSES BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AND WORLD-CLASS SUSTAINABILITY. NATURALLY, CAMBRIA PLAYS A LEADING ROLE IN BOTH. BY LOUISE MORGENSTERN PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEORGE HOLZ AND STEVE HENKE

BRYAN CRANSTON IS IN A GOOD MOOD AS HE SWIVELS IN A CUSHY ROCHE BOBOIS CHAIR IN THE LIVING ROOM OF HIS BEACH HOUSE NORTH OF LOS ANGELES. Why wouldn’t he be? With every spin, he gets a panoramic view of the glittering Pacific Ocean, blue-green waves curling and breaking forty yards away. A fishing boat bobs offshore. The muted crash of the surf plays in surround-sound and a light breeze wafts through the patio doors. There isn’t a cloud in the azure blue sky. Viewers of the critically-acclaimed AMC show Breaking Bad might not recognize this happy fella as Walter White, the chemistry teacher turned crystal meth kingpin. That stooped guy, with his pinched face, and squinty eyes, bears little resemblance

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“ I JUST WANTED TO BUILD A BEACH HOUSE FOR MY FAMILY. BUT THEN I THOUGHT, ‘I CAN’T WAIT TO TURN THIS INTO SOMETHING QUIT E BE AUTIFUL AND EFFICIENT.’ ”

A favorite spot for Bryan and his wife Robin to relax—a bump-out nook on the ground-floor, wraparound deck.

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TWO STATE-OF-THE-ART AUTOMATED HOME MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, BY ELAN AND LUTRON, REGULATE TEMPERATURE, LIGHTING, ALARMS, AND ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS. THIS SET-UP ALSO PROVIDES REMOTE ACCESS, ALLOWING THE CRANSTONS TO LOWER THE STORM SHUTTERS ON THE SEAWARDSIDE WINDOWS VIA IPHONE IF A STORM IS FORECAST.

to the trim, relaxed man in the chair. And at the moment, he is a very long way from the rusty RV that served as a makeshift meth lab on the show, which begins to air its final season in August. His new house was completed in January 2013, a fiveyear process that took Cranston and project designer John Turturro of Turturro Design Studio through dozens of revisions. It all started simply enough. “I just wanted to build a beach house for my family,” explains Cranston who, prior to Breaking Bad, was best known as the lame dad in Malcolm in the Middle, and as Jerry Seinfeld’s certifiably insane dentist. But once he bulldozed the ’40s-era surf shack off the property (he drove the ’dozer) he started to see the possibilities. “I thought, ‘I can’t wait to turn this into something quite beautiful and efficient’ and then it sort of mushroomed from there.” Cranston, a lifelong recycler and composter, set an ambitious goal: Use the greenest materials, products, and technology in the most beautiful way possible. “A misconception still reigns that when you say ‘green lifestyle,’

you have outdoor plumbing,” he says. “I wanted people to see this house and go, ‘This is a green house?’” He set out to design and build a structure that would raise the idea of living green to an aesthetically stunning new level of beauty and comfort and showcase how to do it. And Cambria, quite naturally, played a big role in those plans. There is plenty to showcase in his 2,400 square-foot, three-bedroom, four-bath house, named “3 Palms” for the majestic Mexican fan palms on the site. For starters, the structure is now targeted for LEED/Passive Platinum certification, the highest awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, which requires adherence to the most stringent standards in sustainable site, materials, indoor air, water use and energy. The design avoids the block-like effect common to contemporary design through the use of the three titanium cylinders that now rise from the stucco exterior. They are the first feature a visitor sees, ascending 28 feet into the air, and gleaming in the sun. These towers also create curved walls in the interior stairwell, living and dining areas, softening the space.

“I BELIEVE IN LIMITED USE OF SURFACE [FINISHES] IN A HOUSE AND INTEGRITY OF MATERIALS,” SAYS TURTURRO. “THE LESS YOU BREAK UP A SPACE, THE MORE HARMONIOUS IT IS. IT IS A PRINCIPLE OF MODERNISM.”

Snap this code to hear Bryan talk about choosing Cambria for his beach-side retreat.

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THIS WOLF INDUCTION COOKTOP ONLY HEATS UP WHEN MAGNETIC COOKWARE IS PLACED UPON IT. BECAUSE OF ITS EFFICIENCY, IT NEEDS MINIMAL HEAT TO COOK AND COOLS DOWN THE INSTANT THAT THE COOKWARE IS REMOVED.

One of the linchpins of green design is to use only materials that will last, and titanium certainly qualified. “In this idea of sustainable buildings, durability is critical, and that’s especially important near the beach, where sand and salt are a factor,” says architect John Turturro. “Yes, it’s more expensive, but you don’t have to paint, repair, or replace. It’s a one-time cost.” That tenet, along with netzero energy (the house makes energy to spare) and choice of eco-friendly materials, were the guiding principals. Sustainable, natural materials take pride of place, Cambria among them. “I said, ‘I only want to be involved with companies that have a sense of living responsibly,’” explains Bryan. “We loved the choices and the variety of Cambria, of course, but we also loved that it is manufactured in the U.S. People don’t realize the environmental impact

Above: Kohler and Kallista faucets and sinks are used throughout the home—a family of products that conserve natural resources without sacrificing great performance and design.

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Art, below right, White Petals, Acrylic on canvas by Pablo Campos.

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and carbon gases used to ship that stone from Europe or Asia. I wanted to use as local venues as possible.” Dressed casually in jeans and a blue-striped linen shirt, Bryan pads barefoot to the taupe-gray kitchen counter (Cambria’s Devon, from the Desert Collection) and slides his hand over it. “Another thing we like about Cambria is how easy it is to clean,” he says. “It’s one flat slab, which means no grout lines to stain, and no food particles to clean out with a toothbrush. The fewer chemicals you use to clean, the better.” Cambria was used everywhere in the home—as bookshelves, as closet ledges, and in all the baths. Elsewhere in the house, Bryan again took his cue from nature and chose recycled glass mosaic stones for shower walls, and cut beach pebbles for their floors. In the kitchen, the Wolf induction cooktop only heats when

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LIGHTING INCLUDES SUBTLE STRIPS AND STUNNING POULSEN TARGETTI FIXTURES THAT ALL USE LED BULBS, WHICH REQUIRE A FRACTION OF THE ENERGY OF INCANDESCENT BULBS AND CAST A WARM GLOW.


“ WE LOVED THE CHOICES AND THE VARIETY OF CAMBRIA, OF COURSE, BUT WE ALSO LOVED THAT IT IS MANUFACTURED IN THE U.S.”

THE HOUSE ALSO HARNESSES THE ABUNDANT, PASSIVE ENERGY OF THE SUN AND WIND. ITS CONCRETE SLAB FLOORS AND NATURAL PLASTER WALLS ABSORB SOLAR HEAT GAIN DURING THE DAY AND THEN ARE COOLED OFF BY THE OCEAN BREEZE AT NIGHT.

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—BRYAN CRANSTON magnetic cookware is placed on it. The amount of heat use is minimal and it cools the second the cookware is removed. The dual-compressor refrigerator operates on the power of a single 100-watt light bulb. Throughout the house, subtle LED strips take the place of fluorescent or incandescent bulbs, using a fraction of the energy and casting a warm glow. The house also harnesses the passive energy of the lowest technology there is: sun and wind. Its concrete slab floors and natural plaster walls absorb solar heat gain during the day and release it back at night. (The walls are also backed by CertainTeed AirRenew drywall that wicks noxious chemical compounds from the air.) The shape and placement of the super-efficient windows create cross-ventilation in every room, negating the need for any significant air-conditioning. Even the rain doesn’t go to waste: 600-gallon tanks beneath the house collect rainwater for outdoor showering, cleaning decks and watering xeriscaped plants. A soothing palette of warm grays, splashed with orange cushions and stools, renders the main living area at once sophisticated and playful. And personal. Bryan proudly points out a plush corner nook with a killer view, inspired by a similar alcove in his aunt and uncle’s house where he played as a kid. “Lie down,” he teases a visitor, who obeys at once. “Let me get you a blanket,“ as he mimes pulling it up. Similar ingenious pocket spaces abound; hidden drawers filled with board games (“all the essentials,” quips Bryan); a compact computer station under the stairs. “It’s like a ship,” says Bryan’s wife, Robin Dearden, who tackled the interior decor decisions, “trying to fit everything in.” In a media room that doubles as guest quarters, a stainless steel ladder leads to a queen-size loft bed tucked overhead. It comes in handy since the Cranstons’ 20-year-old daughter Taylor, is a frequent visitor, often with her college friends in tow. “We can sleep nine in this house in their own beds,” Robin says proudly.

The shape and placement of the super-efficient windows create cross-ventilation in every room, negating the need for any significant air-conditioning.

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BRYAN AND ROBIN OFTEN GET A FRONT ROW VIEW OF DOLPHIN SIGHTINGS AND WHALE MIGRATIONS FROM THE COMFORT OF THEIR OWN PRIVATE RETREAT.

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Cambria is so versatile, it was chosen for the upstairs baths, entry hall shelves, the bedrooms’ walk-in closets, and atop the washer and dryer.

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Discovered on a recent trip to Mexico, Azul Giorgione by Alberto Galvez hangs above the bed in the master suite.


“WE WANTED CONTINUIT Y THROUGHOUT. SO V IRTUALLY WHERE VER WE USED COUNTERTOP, IT’S CAMBRIA. WE WANTED IT TO BE HARMONIOUS.”

STEVE HENKE

—BRYAN CRANSTON Upstairs, the master bedroom reflects the sea and sand in a color scheme of celadon, pale taupe, and ivory (all fabrics in the house are natural fibers and blends, selected for their durability). In the master bath, Bryan chose Cambria countertops in sandy Templeton (Desert Collection), as he did for the other upstairs baths. Cambria is also versatile enough to use for entry hall shelves, an upstairs hall cabinet, walk-in bedroom closets, and atop the washer and dryer. “We wanted continuity throughout,” he says, “so virtually wherever we used countertop, it’s Cambria. We wanted it to be harmonious.” In addition, adds architect Turturro, “Cambria is less porous than granite, so it’s going to last longer, and not be replaced or end up in a landfill.” Suddenly, Robin enters and points to the ever-present Pacific, “Dolphin Alert!” Sure enough, four frisky dolphins are playing follow the leader a few hundred feet offshore. “We also see whales on their migration,” she says. When they are not watching marine life, the family kayaks, surfs, and swims. The house is, after all, a vacation and weekend retreat; their primary residence is a far more traditional home in a Los Angeles suburb. There is an irony in all this, however. When Bryan started 3 Palms, Breaking Bad was just beginning, and now, three Emmys and numerous awards later, the house is finished but he is almost too busy to enjoy it. Such are the sacrifices that come with success, although Cranston certainly isn’t complaining. “Walter White is the best role I’ve ever played,” he says. Being cast as CIA Chief Jack O’Donnell in the hostage thriller, Argo, was another stroke of good fortune, to put it mildly. When he saw the actors who had signed on for the picture—John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Victor Garber, in addition to director and star Ben Affleck—“I thought, ‘the sooner I get in there, the better.’”

Good move: the film won the Best Picture Oscar in 2013. In the wake of his current success, Cranston now has his choice of acting projects, but he has no intention of repeating himself. He just completed shooting a bigbudget remake of Godzilla in Vancouver, playing a father and engineer who is wise to a scientific anomaly that indicates…well, let’s just say it’s due out in May 2014. And later this summer, he turns presidential and heads to Boston to appear in the American Repertory Company’s production of All The Way, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. He’ll portray Lyndon Baines Johnson, from his traumatic ascension to the presidency after JFK’s assassination, to his landslide re-election in 1964. “I like the departure and I wanted to be open to whatever resonates with me,” Bryan explains. Clearly, the philosophy of living sustainably—and well— is resonating too, proof positive that eco-friendliness and aesthetics are perfectly compatible. At 57, Cranston is more philosophical now. “Our priorities have adjusted,” he says. “As I get older, I want fewer things in my life, and more experiences. By having this place, we create the opportunity to have those experiences.” Given the way he built his home, and the materials he used, 3 Palms could stand for 100 years. That’s kind of the plan, says Bryan. “I have no intention of replacing virtually anything here,” he says, spreading his arms wide. “This is it.”

THE FOUNDATION OF THE HOME WAS KEPT OPEN TO PROVIDE AMPLE STORAGE FOR THE HOME’S RAINWATER RECLAMATION TANKS AS WELL AS BEACH GEAR LIKE KAYAKS AND SURFBOARDS. DOUBLE DOORS WERE ALSO INSTALLED AT THIS LEVEL TO OFFER EASY ACCESS.

3 PALMS PROJECT CREDITS: PROJECT DESIGNER

JOHN TURTURRO, TURTURRO DESIGN STUDIO ARCHITECT OF RECORD

LARRY GRAVES, ALLIANCE DESIGN GROUP GENERAL CONTRACTOR

BRYAN HENSON, ALLEN ASSOCIATES CIVIL ENGINEER

LAIMA B. REEDER, P.E. PROJECT MARKETING

KNB ASSOCIATES, LLC

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eat+drink By AMANDA LECKY Photography by STEVE HENKE

Timeless preserving techniques plus fresh, fun flavors take the season’s bountiful harvest in a delicious new direction.

SUMMER

“TAKE A CREATIVE LOOK AT PRESERVING,” SAYS LAUREN DEVINEHAGER, TEST KITCHEN SCIENTIST, BALL CORPORATION. “LOOK FOR RECIPES THAT FEATURE FRESH COMBINATIONS OF INGREDIENTS.”

SEE A FOR SWEET AND SPICY PICKLED CAULIFLOWER AND CARROTS RECIPE: P.41

SEE C FOR PEARS POACHED IN WINE RECIPE: P.41

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RISOTTO IS THE PERFECT BASE FOR SHOWCASING A VARIETY OF INGREDIENTS, SUCH AS LEEKS PRESERVED IN SAVORY HERB-INFUSED WINE. FOR RECIPE, GO TO CAMBRIAUSA.COM/STYLE.

(ALMOST) INSTANT DINNER: COMPLEMENT QUICKAND-EASY RAMEN NOODLES WITH YOUR PERSONAL COMBINATION OF FLAVORS AND TEXTURES. FOR RECIPE, VISIT CAMBRIAUSA.COM/ STYLE.

SEE B FOR HARISSA RECIPE: P.41

INSTEAD OF SRIRACHA, TRY HOMEMADE HARISSA CHILI PASTE (GO AS HOT OR SWEET AS YOU LIKE) TO ADD ZING TO A DIY PIZZA MADE WITH STOREBOUGHT FLATBREAD AND A FRIED EGG.

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eat+drink FRESH HERBS AND DRIED SPICES, FROM THYME TO STAR ANISE, CAN LEND THE SIMPLEST PICKLES AND PRESERVES BOLD NEW FLAVORS.

SEE D FOR BRAISED LEEKS RECIPE: P.41

MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT For additional information on planting and harvesting your own garden, and for expert preserving advice from the pros at Ball Canning Co., visit CambriaUSA.com/ style.

EVEN THE MOST COMMON HARVEST BOUNTY CAN TAKE ON MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES WHEN YOU EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES OF CANNING AND PICKLING.

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Whether it’s irresistible temptations from the farmer’s market, a CSA box busting at the seams, or your backyard garden’s bounty, preserving is a fun way to put your own spin on the harvest. R E C I P E S A

SWEET AND SPICY PICKLED CAULIFLOWER AND CARROTS Makes 1 64-ounce jar (or 4 1-pint jars) INGREDIENTS

2 ½ cups water 2 ½ cups white vinegar 3 Tbsp. sugar 3 Tbsp. kosher salt 4 bay leaves 8 star anise pods 2 Tbsp. coriander seeds 2 Tbsp. pink (or black) peppercorns 2 Tbsp. mustard seeds 4 tsp. dried chile flakes 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 pound slender young carrots, about 7 inches long, tops trimmed away, washed and peeled ¾ pound cauliflower, core trimmed away, florets washed and trimmed to ¾-inch pieces. DIRECTIONS

1. In a large saucepan, combine water, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar and salt dissolve. Remove from heat. 2. Add half the bay leaves, spices, and garlic to the bottom of the jar. 3. Arrange half of the cauliflower florets on the bottom of the jar, packing them in carefully. Holding the jar at an angle, add the carrots vertically to the jar, resting the bottoms on the cauliflower, packing them tightly so they all stand up. Carefully arrange the remaining cauliflower on top of the carrots, leaving ¾ inch of space from the top of the jar. Top cauliflower with the remaining spices and garlic. 4. Ladle hot brine into the jar, leaving a ½-inch gap from the top. 5. Screw the lid onto the jar firmly, but not too tight. Cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or for shelf stability, process for 15 minutes in boiling water. Cool jar on a towel or rack. Then store in cool, dry place

Pair With:

A-TO-Z PINOT GRIS Willamette Valley, Oregon

Springy and intense in the nose with aromas of tangerine, melon, kiwi, and tropical fruit, this wine is a great accompaniment to the sweet and spicy flavors of this pickled combo.

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HARISSA

(A rich alternative to Sriracha)

Makes 1 pint INGREDIENTS

8 ounces dried chiles (check chile packages for description of heat level; I like to use a mix of milder and hotter, as well as throw in a few smoked chiles, i.e. chipotle) 1 tsp. caraway seeds 1 tsp. coriander seeds 1 tsp. cumin seeds ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 cloves garlic, chopped ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tsp. freshly grated lemon rind 3 tsp. kosher salt 1 pint jar, with lid and screw band, sterilized DIRECTIONS

1. Using gloves (to protect your skin from chile oils) and working over a bowl to catch the seeds, pull the stems from the chiles. Tear the chiles in half lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the bowl. Discard stems and seeds. 2. Heat a cast iron skillet over mediumhigh heat. Working in batches, lay the chile pieces flat in the pan and toast until fragrant, just a minute or two, being careful not to burn them. Toss them into a large bowl as you go. Cover the chiles with boiling water and let soften for 20 to 30 minutes. 3. While the chiles soften, add the caraway, coriander, and cumin seeds to the skillet and toast for a minute or two until fragrant. Transfer to a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and grind to a powder. 4. Drain chiles and transfer to a food processor or blender. Add the toasted spices, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, lemon rind, and salt. Process to a smooth paste. 5. Transfer harissa to jar, leaving ½ inch from the top. Screw the lid onto the jar firmly, but not too tight. Cool and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks, or for shelf stability, process for 10 minutes in boiling water. Cool jar on a towel or rack. Then store in cool, dry place

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RENWOOD OLD VINE ZINFANDEL Amador County, California

Try offsetting spicy foods with a juicy—even sweet—wine. In this case, the Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel offers a fascinating, jam-packed mouth-feel of dark fruit, alluring florals, and even roasted coffee.

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BRAISED LEEKS

INGREDIENTS

4 cups chicken broth 1 cup white table wine,

Makes 2 1-quart jars

Makes 2 1-quart jars

4 ½ cups red table wine 2 ¼ cups sugar 6 Tbsp. lemon juice 3 Tbsp. vanilla extract 6 cinnamon sticks 4 whole cloves 4 allspice berries 2 bay leaves 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary 12-16 pears, peeled and cored, stems intact preferably Seckel or other small variety

(preferably not Chardonnay)

2 Tbsp. lemon juice ½ tsp. kosher salt (or to taste, depending upon saltiness of broth) 12 leeks, roots trimmed away, trimmed to 6-½ inches (so they fit vertically in jars leaving ½-inch gap from top) 2 bay leaves 2 tsp. fennel seeds 1 tsp. black peppercorns 2 cloves garlic Several sprigs of fresh thyme

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large saucepan, combine red wine, sugar, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in vanilla and remove from heat. 2. Divide spices and rosemary between the jars. 3. Gently pack pears into the jars, alternating up, down, and sideways. 4. Ladle hot brine into the jars, leaving a ¼-inch gap from the top. 5. Screw the lids onto the jars firmly, but not too tight. Cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or for shelf stability, process for 15 minutes in boiling water. Cool jars on a towel or rack. Then store in cool, dry place.

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MOMMESSIN GAMAY FIZZ Beaujolais, France

Fizzy, bubbly, goodness! Exceptionally cheery, with notes of sun-ripened berries and fresh garden herbs, this rare and inexpensive find is the perfect complement to these succulent pears. **Low-acid foods must be processed in a pressure canner for shelf stability. Pressure canners are widely available in kitchen supply stores, hardware stores, and online.

2 1-quart canning jars with lids and screw bands, sterilized 1. In a large saucepan, combine broth, wine, lemon juice, and salt. Bring to a boil and stir until salt dissolves. Remove from heat. 2. Halve leeks lengthwise. Discard outermost layers; then, keeping leek halves intact, carefully wash leeks under running water to remove grit. 3. Divide bay leaves, spices, garlic, and thyme sprigs evenly among the jars. 4. Pack the leeks vertically into the jars, tilting each jar a bit sideways in order to fit as many leeks into each jar as possible. Really pack them in. 5. Ladle hot broth into the jars, leaving a ¼-inch gap from the top. 6. Screw the lids onto the jar firmly, but not too tight. Process in a pressure canner according to manufacturer’s instructions**. Cool jar on a towel or rack. Then store in cool, dry place

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CHAMISAL VINEYARDS CALIFA SELECTION CHARDONNAY Edna Valley, California

The best way to pair flavors is to cook with the wine that will accompany the finished dish. Here, the Chamisal Califa Chardonnay offers a gorgeous framework of fruit flavors, bright acidity, and a toasty finish.

Recipe developer and canning instructor Stephanie Meyer created these incredible recipes for us. For more recipes from Stephanie, visit CambriaUSA.com/style. Leslee Miller, Certified Sommelier of Amusée Wine

EVEN MORE INSPIRATION:

Snap this code for more amazing recipes, canning tips direct from the renowned expert—Ball Canning Co.—plus how-to videos courtesy of some of the country’s most creative new chefs.

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MIX GARNISHES THAT COMBINE FLAVORS AND TEXTURES, FROM THE CRISPY-SALTY KICK OF BACON TO THE CRUNCHY TANG OF PICKLED PEPPERS, OKRA, AND WATERMELON RIND.

MAKING YOUR BEST

BLOODY MARY By AMANDA LECKY Photography by STEVE HENKE

THE MYRIAD INGREDIENTS ONE CAN USE TO MAKE A BLOODY MARY TRULY DEFINE IT AS “THE WORLD’S MOST COMPLEX COCKTAIL.” And this classic breakfast pick-meup is now being elevated to new levels. Mixologists worldwide are concocting recipes with garden fresh ingredients, including handpicked stewed tomatoes, pickled veggies as well as a whole host of condiments. Add in over-the-top tastes like bacon or sausage sticks and you have a drink that is so much more than just the half vodka, half tomato juice cocktail it used to be. Making your best Bloody Mary, however, might mean using favorite ingredients grown in your own backyard. Put them all together and—voilà!—personal Bloody Mary perfection. Leslee Miller, Certified Sommelier of Amusée Wine

FOR THE BEST TASTE, CHOOSE THE BEST 80-PROOF VODKA, LIKE ABSOLUT, PINACLE, OR EFFEN. FEELING ADVENTUROUS? PICK A VODKA INFUSED WITH CITRUS OR CUCUMBER.

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Classic Bloody Mary Mix Makes approx. 16 (4oz) servings, medium consistency, and medium spiciness. Mix ingredients together and let sit for at least 2 hours for flavors to meld. INGREDIENTS

40 ounces of Original V8 Juice 8 ounces of Clamato Juice 2 ounces Pickle Juice from Zingers Pickles 2 Garlic cloves minced or use a press 2 Tbsp. of prepared horseradish 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire 1 Tbsp. Stone Ground Dijon Mustard (Our favorite: Ingelhoffer brand) Juice of 1 lemon A few turns of freshly ground pepper

MAKE IT YOURS Thick: Prefer a thick, rich drink?

PERFECT INGREDIENTS

Add one or two tablespoons of organic tomato paste (we love Muir Glen, or, you can preserve your own) to the mix.

Spicy: Use a few extra dashes

of hot sauce. Tabasco is the traditional choice, but Frank’s Red Hot, Sriracha, or even a pinch of hot taco seasoning will turn up the heat.

Gourmet Garnishes:

TO SERVE:

1. Rim a tumbler or pint glass with a lemon slice 2. Dip (rim side down) in celery salt to coat. 3. Fill glass with ice cubes 4. Add 1.5 oz. of your favorite 80 proof vodka 5. Fill glass with mix, leaving room for garnishes to displace liquid without dribbling. 6. Add favorite hot sauce to taste. (We love a dash of Sriracha Hot Sauce) 7. Skewer garnishes onto a pick to prevent from sinking Classic garnishes: Celery Stick, Green Olive, Pickle, Lemon 8. Serve with 4 oz. chaser of light beer Amanda Williams, On-Premise Channel Manager for Beam Inc., NCD

PICK LE YOUR OWN GARNISHES Pickles, from the spicy kick of a jalapeno to the sweet surprise of watermelon rind, are the perfect accompaniment to the gardenfresh flavor of a Bloody Mary—and it’s so easy to make your own. Go to CambriaUSA.com/style for recipes, how-to videos, and home pickling inspiration.

The possibilities are nearly endless— just choose a combination with a contrasting mix of flavors (sweet, salty and tangy) and textures (crunchy, crisp, and creamy). Here are just a few of our favorites:

HOMEMADE BLOODY MARY MIX “For the best Bloody Mary, start with plain, canned tomato juice,” says our canning expert, Stephanie Meyer. “Then, mix in spices and flavorings like celery salt when you make each cocktail.” For instructions on making your own tomato juices, visit CambriaUSA/style.com.

» Cheeses: Smoked Gouda, Pepper Jack, Sharp Cheddar, Dubliner

» Meats: Bacon (peppered or

maple), Beef Stick, Venison Sausage, Cocktail Shrimp, Pickled Herring, Pepperoni » Vegetables: Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives, Pickled Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, Pepperoncinis, Sweet Peppers, Pickled Okra » Citris: fresh lemon, lime, or orange slices

Twists on the Classic:

Vodka, flavored or straight, is the traditional choice for a Bloody Mary, but experimenting with spirits can have delicious results. Try tequila to make a Bloody Maria, or your favorite whisky for a Whisky Mary.

GOURMET RIM SALT Flavored salt adds a sophisticated surprise to each and every sip. Make your own (see left), or buy ready-made mixes like RimShot! and Bacon RimShot!, $7.95 each, Demitris; demitris.com.

MAKE YOUR OWN GOURMET RIMMING SALTS A salted rim adds another enticing layer of deliciousness to your drink. But think beyond basic sea salt: Mix in herbs, spices, and other ingredients for a gourmet twist that works just as well when you’re cooking as when you’re raising a toast. For directions on making flavored salts, visit cambriausa.com/style. Here, suggestions on how to showcase your creations: LEMONGRASS THE FLORAL FRAGRANCE OF LEMONGRASS SALT IS IDEAL FOR FLAVORING FISH, OR FOR THE RIM OF A CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL.

NETTLE LEAF GRASSY, SAVORY NETTLE LEAF SALT IS DELICIOUS ON POPCORN WITH BROWN BUTTER— AND FOR AMPING UP ANY GIN DRINK.

CORIANDER, CUMIN & CHILE SPRINKLE THIS MIX INTO BREAKFAST BURRITOS AT YOUR NEXT BRUNCH, AND USE IT TO SPICE UP THE RIM OF A MARGARITA.

ROSEMARY INCREDIBLE ON ROASTED NUTS, ROSEMARY SALT IS ALSO AN EXCITING ADDITION TO A FRESH, FRUITY PUNCH, LIKE SANGRIA.

RAMP GARLICKY RAMP SALT IS THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT TO EGGS OR SOFT, MILD, CHEESES, AND FOR THE RIM OF A BLOODY MARY.

EASY (AND DELICIOUS) OPTION Made in Detroit by a family business, McClure’s Spicy Bloody Mary Mix, $11, is allnatural and ready to use. store.kaufmannmercantile.com.

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GUIDE book // TRENDS

STYLE MAVEN AND CAMBRIA ADVOCATE CHERYL TIEGS KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT ALL-AMERICAN GLAMOUR. After all, she’s made a career of elevating some of the world’s most sophisticated fashion with her own fresh-faced beauty. And, a California girl since her childhood, Tiegs

“Classic glamour is timeless, but not boring. Take some risks, and make your style a statement of yourself.” — C H E R Y L

T I E G S

A simple shape gets an infusion of fabulous courtesy of a gleaming, mirrored finish.

GET THE LOOK: Parker Place Margie handbag, $460, Kate Spade; katespade.com. Paul R. Williams: Classic Hollywood Style by Karen E. Hudson, $65; rizzoliusa.com. Andrea 3-Part Desk/Vanity, $2,300, Bungalow5; bungalow5.com. “Ellsworth” Neutral Recamier Sofa by Old Hickory Tannery, $3000; horchow.com.

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Cheryl’s life-long friend

has an intimate Gregory Peck was understanding of the the epitome of classic delicate balance of high Hollywood style. luxury and streamlined elegance that make up true Hollywood style. “Hollywood glamour is unique: Underneath the glitzy surface is a timeless elegance that’s really very classic,” she says. Case in point, the design of some of the most beautiful Hollywood homes. “Hollywood homes are newer than houses in the rest of the country, because this is a young city,” she says. “But they’re influenced by the treasures of European architecture and interior design, and that influence lends a sense of timeless luxury.” Of course, Hollywood style-setters like Tiegs always know how to make an entrance. So, alongside the staid antiques, you’ll find show-stopping pieces that boast just as many curves and just as much sparkle as their owners. And, that, says Tiegs, is the secret to infusing any room (or outfit) with a bit of star quality: “Whether it’s a dress or a desk, start with a strong silhouette, then add drama with a bold pattern or a fabulous finish, and complete the look with some really spectacular accessories. And remember, attitude is everything!”

TIEGS: WILLIAM CLARK PHOTOGRAPHY; PECK: © 1978 PAUL HESSE / MPTVIMAGES.COM

Classic Hollywood


GUIDE book // LOCAL SCENE

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: © ROBERT LANDAU/CORBIS; © JAMIE PHAM / ALAMY; © GRANT FAINT/ GETTY IMAGES; © ZUMA PRESS, INC. / ALAMY; GRIDDLE CAFE COURTESY SHIVANI REDDY

ART SCENE A good place to start your art adventure is the L.A. Country Museum of Art. But before you head inside LACMA, check out the cool installations right outside, like “Urban Light,” an array of 202 restored antique street lamps, and, just across the street, “The Wall Project,” a 40-foot section of the Berlin Wall. Then head downtown to Gallery Row, where more than 45 hip galleries are packed within a seven-block stretch. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art; 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, 323857-6000, lacma.org; Gallery Row, along Main & Spring Sts., betw. 2nd & 9th Sts., galleryrow.org)

ATTRACTIONS

HIKING/TRAIL RIDING: WILL ROGERS STATE HISTORIC PARK Visitors can either hike on their own or join a guided horseback tour on trails that feature breathtaking views of canyons, ocean, and the city. Reservations are required for the horseback tour (310-662-3707), and there’s a $12 parking fee. (1501 Will Rogers Park Road, Pacific Palisades; 310-454-8212; www.parks.ca.gov, Keyword: “rogers”) SANTA MONICA PIER The Santa Monica Pier has plenty to do and see in mid-summer and come fall more locals return to one of their favorite haunts. Stop by the kidfriendly Santa Monica Pier Aquarium (next to the Carousel), shop at the nearby Third Street Promenade, and then ride the Ferris wheel at sunset. (Pacific Coast Highway and Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica; santamonicapier.org)

URBAN LIGHT INSTALLATION AT LACMA

Los Angeles LOS ANGELES IS FAMOUS FOR ITS ENDLESS SUMMERS, but autumn is also a great time of year to fall in love with L.A. “The weather is so beautiful, it’s a great time get out with the family and enjoy all there is here,” says Tracy Koh, a Cambria market rep based in Los Angeles. “There’s something for everyone to do, every day.” | By JANE COSTELLO FOOD & DRINK

GRIDDLE CAFE Start the day with an order of plate-sized red velvet pancakes, French toast or the “Some Like It Hot” scramble. The cafe is cozy, but the portions are huge. Locals say it’s “worth the weight.” (7916 Sunset Blvd.; 323-8740377; thegriddlecafe.com)

HEMINGWAY’S LOUNGE A great place to drink in the classics. Try the “Death in the Afternoon” champagne cocktail or down a “The Old Man and the Sea.” You’ll definitely have something to write home about. (6356 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood; 323-469-0040; hemingwayslounge.com)

SHOPPING

GRIDDLE CAFE

BEVERLY CENTER This eight-story shopping magnet has served as a backdrop for countless movies, television and commercial shoots and has more than 100 stores ranging from A/X Armani Exchange to ZZegna. Its famous Rooftop Terrace offers sweeping views of Hollywood, downtown Los

Angeles and the active oil fields right behind the huge wall that separates Macy’s and Bloomingdales. (8500 Beverly Boulevard, Beverly Hills; 310-854-0070; beverlycenter.com) ROBERTSON BOULEVARD This section of Robertson Blvd. is lined with trendy boutiques, restaurants, and designer stores including Agnes B, Kitson, Lisa Kline, Ghost, and M.A.C., the “go to” cosmetics Mecca for celebrities. Rodeo Drive may be famous for its upscale shopping, but this section of town offers plenty of shopping, more celebrity sightings, and fewer tourists. (Between Beverly Blvd. & Third St.; robertson boulevard-shop.com)

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The Power of Fusion By LISA ANN SMITH

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usion fitness is all about blending the best elements from multiple disciplines into one dynamic, and often addictive, workout. Just like its many inspired devotees, the trend has been building strength in exclusive studios over the past decade. For busy people looking to get more out of

the precious time they dedicate to exercising, fusion workouts are increasingly popular. Wherever the fusion tides take you (yes, for the brave and flexible that can include yoga done on a paddleboard)

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“The key to lifelong fitness involves constantly challenging your body in new ways and maintaining an element of fun.”

steve henke

—mariel hemingway, cambria advocate & health, wellness and fitness expert

Tamra Barney of The Real Housewives of Orange County and her fiancé Eddie Judge recently opened CUT Fitness, an elite exercise studio in Southern California that’s home to three distinct studio spaces and 15 kinds of fusion fitness classes. “You can take a different type of class every single day or twice a day,” says Barney. “People are just excited and they’re not bored with the same old workout.” Barney and Judge designed their sleek new space to reflect the fusion workout philosophy, which emphasizes an innovative and inviting take on fitness that does not rely upon a static row of treadmills, elliptical machines, or stationary bikes. CUT Fitness spans more than 6,200 square feet and provides an open, luxurious feel in each of its three distinct studio spaces. Another unique element—a central, glasswalled room where children can watch their parents work out and learn how to exercise properly on their own kid-friendly workout equipment.    Mariel Hemingway, Cambria advocate and health, wellness, and fitness expert says the key to lifelong fitness involves constantly challenging your body in new ways and maintaining an element of fun. “The classes are so popular because anything that distracts a person from monotony helps the brain and the body respond,” explains Hemingway. “People just enjoy it.”  The lack of a tedious, repetitive motion on machines, coupled with a mental and physical focus on precise movements remains key to the success and effectiveness of fusion workouts, says Nicole Romano Uribarri, mind-body manager at Exhale Chicago. Exhale began their fusion focus 10 years ago when they debuted their signature Core Fusion Barre class in New York City. The Chicago location now offers four additional Core Fusion classes that incorporate plyometrics (high-intensity jumping), yoga, sports training, cardio intervals, and kettlebell work. ”As the business started to grow, fitness trends changed and no one thing worked for everybody,” explains Uribarri. “So we created programs that worked for several different kinds of athletes and people who like to work out.”

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“Now that we have it in our business, I want to put it in a house. We need Cambria in our kitchen.” —tamra barney Industry leaders and enthusiasts alike continue to respond to the evolving nature of these workouts. “If done right, they are ever-changing and energizing, and they produce real and noticeable changes.” says Kate Albarelli, creator of Figure 4, an invigorating, full-body workout developed exclusively for Pure Yoga in New York City. Albarelli’s Figure 4 classes combine the alignment and discipline of dance, the lengthening and stretching of yoga, the core strength of Pilates, and the resistance training of free weights. This kind of variety is what makes fusion classes so exciting, she explains. “They keep the mind and body ‘confused’ and wondering what is coming next.”

Tamra Barney (above) and Eddie Judge both like how the CUT Fitness studio front desk’s Cambria surfaces—installed by Creative Surfaces from Sioux Falls, SD— deliver the ‘clean, modern, and sleek look’ that embody their cutting edge exercise classes.

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By Land or Sea or Air Quartz ranks #1 in surface performance, architects vote our Hollinsbrook design a Top Ten product, and Cambria expands into two new stadiums, a yacht, and on the iPhone.

iPhone App Now Available CAMBRIA RECENTLY LAUNCHED A NEW IPHONE APP FOR CONSUMERS, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, AND HOME INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS. Showcasing Cambria’s industry-leading design palette in full-screen retina display resolution, the new app allows user to peruse an extensive design catalog, search for specific design attributes and collections, compare designs side-by-side, and then save and share favorites via email, Facebook, and Twitter. “No matter where you are, our iPhone app gives you instant access to all 102 Cambria designs,” says Shelly Nelson, Vice President of Marketing at Cambria. “The app makes it easy to search for any Cambria design and share with your clients, family or friends.”

TO DOWNLOAD, search for Cambria and select “Cambria Designs” in the iPhone App store.

Hollinsbrook Voted Ten Best

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA) selected a new Cambria design, Hollinsbrook, from the Waterstone Collection, as one of the most innovative products of 2012. “Cambria’s Waterstone Collection is clearly a winner among the Architect readership,” explains Ned Cramer, editorial director of the AIA’s trade magazine. “The quartz countertop was among the Top 10 most viewed products on the Architect website in 2012.”

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Check Us Out at the Game

AS PART OF CAMBRIA’S CONTINUED EXPANSION INTO MARKETING WITH PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS, it has formed a new partnership with the Cleveland Indians and a continued partnership with the Minnesota Wild. As a result, Cambria has been installed throughout new luxury club spaces at Progressive Field in Cleveland and at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis.

Consumer Reports says Quartz is #1 for Countertops

WHEN CONSUMER REPORTS COMPARED 14 DIFFERENT COUNTERTOP MATERIALS for its July 2013 Kitchen Planning & Buying Guide, it ranked quartz as the #1 material for overall performance. Surfaces were evaluated by five criteria: stain, heat, abrasion and impact resistance, as well as resistance to damage from cutting knives.


Downtown Gallery Opens

CAMBRIA AND ITS LONG-TIME PARTNER, CBS RADIO MINNEAPOLIS, RECENTLY LAUNCHED THE CAMBRIA GALLERY ON 7TH IN DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS. Showcasing a myriad of innovative and inspirational home and commercial displays, the Cambria Gallery on 7th provides consumers and trade professionals with a dream worthy space to collaborate, gain inspiration, and experience the depth and movement in Cambria’s trend-setting design palette. Demonstrating the fusion of impeccable design, music, and local partnership, the Cambria Gallery on 7th will also host a CBS Radio Minneapolis recording studio for private performances and appearances by national recording artists, celebrities, athletes, and listeners of CBS Radio Minneapolis affiliates. The Cambria Gallery on 7th will be open to the public seven days a week and is accessible after hours to designers.

Tennis star Maria Sharapova celebrates in front of the Cambria logo shortly after winning the event.

Tennis, Anyone?

CAMBRIA MADE ITS DEBUT AS A SPONSOR OF PROFESSIONAL TENNIS in March at the

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BNP Paribas tournament in Indian Wells, California. This summer, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden will be the newest venue welcomed into the Cambria family when product is installed in their luxury suites. And thanks to exposure from the tennis tournament, visitor traffic to Cambria’s Design Studio in nearby Palm Desert has surged.

Finance by Cambria

TURNING IMAGINATION INTO BLUEPRINTS – FINANCE BY CAMBRIA MAKE IT EASIER.

Bring your entire project together with Finance by Cambria, a program that can help you plan and fund any renovation that includes Cambria surfaces. Simply visit one of their participating dealers and complete a secure, paperless telephone application and you’ll have a credit decision in less than 10 minutes. Help fund your dream home with no money down, financing of up to $45,000, and no payments/ interest-free for up to one year. Visit CambriaUSA.com to find a dealer that offers the program near you!

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Cambria Goes to Sea

A LUXURY VESSEL DEMANDS LUXURIOUS MATERIALS. That’s why David Meilahn of Meilahn Custom Yachts chose to install Cambria in his latest yacht, the $3.5-million, 60-foot catamaran Gemini. “Nothing else looked good to us. Cambria is easy on the eyes and rich with depth and texture,” says Meilahn. Stephen French, designer of the Gemini, adds, “Cambria helped provide the look of a first-class yacht.” Cambria was also chosen for practical reasons, which at sea, transcends convenience to importance. “You don’t want sharp edges on a boat,” states Meilahn. “With Cambria, it was easy to get the rounded shapes and edges we wanted, as well as a custom fit.”

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Before downtime meant screen time, when video games and iPods weren’t even specks on the horizon, were the days of pure, unadulterated imagination. When a perfect Saturday meant rolling out of bed, eating a pile of pancakes with extra syrup, and disappearing through the screen door until Mom called your name for lunch—or, if you were lucky, for dinner. When fun and discovery ruled the day, and an empty field inspired a pirate-ship battle of epic proportions. When each and every kid on the block truly believed that if he built the right wings … he could fly. Hang on to those days—when no matter who or where you were, you weren’t afraid to dream big.

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