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FULL SPEED AHEAD Hightailing it between Santa Barbara and Hollywood, Rob Lowe has a three-decade acting career in his rearview mirror as he turns the corner with a bold new comedy series and an expanding men’s product line. On the horizon: revisiting his Malibu roots. ROB LOWE WEARING A LEVI’S DENIM SHIRT AND A RICHER POORER INC. T-SHIRT. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NIGEL PARRY. STYLING BY ANNIE PSALTIRAS. GROOMING BY JASON SCHNEIDMAN FOR SOLOARTISTS.COM.

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INTO THE DEEP

WHEN EVERYTHING CLICKS

In his new book, celebrity photographer Michael Muller trades Hollywood for the even more elusive world of sharks.

Silicon Valley’s favorite interior designer curates a starter home with serious staying power for an upwardly mobile bachelor.

BALLY COAT AND TURTLENECK, AND MICHAEL KORS PANTS (LEFT). ISAIA JACKET, SWEATER AND PANTS, AND BRUNELLO CUCINELLI POCKET SQUARE.

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DOUBLE DOWN From white-on-white to a touch of floral, the season’s top trends will make you look twice.

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“FULL SPEED AHEAD” (P.80): NIGEL PARRY. “INTO THE DEEP” (P.88): MICHAEL MULLER. “WHEN EVERYTHING CLICKS” (P.94): AUBRIE PICK. “DOUBLE DOWN” (P.100): JASON KIM. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR MORE DETAILS, P.110.

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DEPARTMENTS 33 36 FOUNDER’S LETTER ................................................................................................. 26 C PEOPLE

Who’s who behind the scenes of C for Men........................................................ 28

C WHAT’S HOT

Fresh heir: David de Rothschild embarks on his next eco-adventure with new lifestyle brand The Lost Explorer. Museum-worthy gear from menswear to motorcars. Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson go LocoL in Oakland. Miller’s Oath adds a dash of debonair to the

Montecito Country Mart. Plus, surf expert Jamie Brisick reveals what’s shaping up for spring ............... 33

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An urban cowboy dreams up a line of threads with Western flair. Inside Barneys New York’s first standalone men’s store. Saint Laurent takes on the waves and hits the skate park. The season’s freshest kicks on and off the court. Style watch: an assortment of sporty timepieces

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of game pieces for the ultimate night in .................................................................................................. 59

C MENU

Med Abrous and Marc Rose dish out a new L.A. dining destination. Aussie sensation Bondi Harvest lands on the West Coast. Bite size: a healthy alternative to the afternoon

pick-me-up. Michael Biancaniello shakes things up with cocktail how-tos ........................................... 67

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Surf’s up: a Los Cabos retreat with a pair of legendary watermen............................75

SHOPPING GUIDE ....................................................................................................... 110 C CALIFORNIA 22

Vans’ golden anniversary is off the wall........................................................... 114

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C DESIGN Four-wheel drive: ICON shifts into high gear with customized rides. A sleek, European frame for the urban cyclist. Oru Kayak unfolds its latest offshore vessel. Plus, a roundup


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Founder & Editorial Director LESLEY CAMPOY

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FOUNDER’S LETTER

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When we envisioned this biannual magazine dedicated to the amazing men of California, we had guys like this month’s cover star, Santa Barbara resident Rob Lowe, in mind. Not only is he an award-winning actor, best-selling author and entrepreneur, but he’s an all-around good guy, too. I speak from experience, having known Rob for more than 15 years. He was like a son to my late father and, along with Sheryl, his amazing wife of 25 years, became like family to me. I have witnessed his unwavering dedication to his family, his craft, his writing and his business ventures, including his new skin-care launch. I can say with total conviction that he is a guy you want on your team. I am thrilled we have him on our cover, for this Malibu-raised talent is the definition of a modern California man. But Rob Lowe is not the only local in this issue making us proud: Los Angeles photographer Michael Muller offers a truly unique point of view with underwater photography that brings sharks around the world into focus. Going face to face with said predator, often cage-free, Muller shares his arresting work in a new book, Sharks, published by Rizzoli. We are excited to present a portfolio of his walk—or more accurately, swim—on the wild side (“Into the Deep,” p.88). Being adventurous also means being open to some of the more daring fashion trends this season (floral, anyone?). We show how to mix these top styles (including white, stripes and nautical, too) in a masculine way. Our fashion portfolio (“Double Down,” p.100) will surely inspire you to step up your sartorial game. From sports to tech to watches to top design trends, we’ve got your back on all things cool and modern in the Golden State—keeping you in the know and ahead of the curve.

Founder’s Letter

JENNIFER HALE

JAN WELTERS

Founder & Editorial Director

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Who’s who BEHIND THE SCENES of this issue, plus their FAVORITE CALIFORNIA PLACES

JASON KIM “We used different landscape backdrops that correlate with each look to create a surreal effect, and imagery that is full of life and energy,” says New York-based photographer Jason Kim, who wanted to establish an “unexpected and fresh” vibe in “Double Down,” p.100. Kim has shot for publications including Glamour, Vogue Korea and Harper’s Bazaar Germany. C SPOTS • Sugarfish because I can eat sushi forever • The London West Hollywood hotel because they have bomb tubs and I love baths • LA Chapter restaurant at the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

DAVID DE ROTHSCHILD “Living curiously is the sense that drives us to do, feel and be things we want to be,” says David de Rothschild of the impetus behind his new lifestyle brand The Lost Explorer (“All Systems Go,” p.33). The adventure-seeker, activist and entrepreneur was raised in Britain and now resides in Venice. C SPOTS • Old Lightning speakeasy in Marina del Rey for one of the best hidden cocktail bars in California • Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn—the only place (when not camping) to stay in Big Sur, or just to stop in for a meal • Santa Cruz Island for its isolation and wide variety of plants and animal species

BLUE CALEEL “I was deeply touched by the level of craftsmanship in his work and the lineage of style passed to him by his father,” says photographer Blue Caleel of capturing menswear designer Kirk Miller’s West Coast debut in “Take a Vow,” p.42. “He brings a breath of fresh air to our small town of Montecito and some vital NYC energy,” she adds. Caleel currently resides in an adobe house in the Los Padres National Forest, and contributes regularly to Santa Barbara Magazine. C SPOTS • Big Sur Bakery for morning lattes • Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve for beach cruising • Road trips to the Mojave Desert 28

MED ABROUS + MARC ROSE “It’s cool that two proud ex-New Yorkers get to share their California story,” says Marc Rose, who holds forth on his inaugural restaurant venture, Winsome, with business partner Med Abrous for “Local Provisions,” p.67. The hospitality duo are also the force behind The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel’s Spare Room bar, and recently acquired L.A.’s longstanding Chinese restaurant, Genghis Cohen. C SPOTS • The Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena for furniture, clothes, inspiration and, most of all, deal-making • Hinano Café in Venice for a beer after a long day at the beach • Moran Bondaroff art gallery in Los Angeles for shows from young and established contemporary artists SPRING/SUMMER 2016

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Who’s who BEHIND THE SCENES of this issue, plus their FAVORITE CALIFORNIA PLACES

NIGEL PARRY For this month’s cover story, “Full Speed Ahead,” p.80, awardwinning photographer Nigel Parry brought out a “rugged and less polished” look for star Rob Lowe. “Moving the location to a dumpy back alley with a soundtrack blaring loud ’80s music was the icing on the cake. Good man, good times,” he says. Parry has showcased his works in galleries around the world, and has released three photography tomes. C SPOTS • Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles: There is no place better to eat, drink and stay • Hiking Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles • Riding a motorcycle up PCH

NICOLAS STECHER “I’ve been a fan of Jonathan Ward for years, ever since I first saw an ICON truck,” says Venice-based writer Nicolas Stecher of the brand’s reimagined rides in “King of the Road,” p.59. “Despite his growing renown, he’s just a dude who really loves cars.” Stecher’s musings on autos, adventure, music, fashion and more have appeared in Forbes, Maxim and The Hollywood Reporter. C SPOTS • The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles: It’s a world-class museum and you don’t need to be a car nut to be floored • Louie’s of Mar Vista bar and restaurant, the ideal drinking hole with tons of bourbon and pretzel BLTs • Luxelab at The Glen in Bel Air—best hairdressers in L.A., hands down

MICHAEL KUCMEROSKI “It was fun to work with all of these great clothes: the Gucci floral blazer, the most perfect navy Valentino red pinstripe suit and the white knit Hermès sweater,” says Michael Kucmeroski of styling this issue’s fashion portfolio, “Double Down,” p.100. A former fashion editor at Esquire, Kucmeroski’s client list includes George Clooney, Jon Hamm and Ewan McGregor. C SPOTS • The Boatman’s Quarters at Manka’s Inverness Lodge • Quince bar in San Francisco for a Gibson cocktail • The Apple Pan in Los Angeles for the BBQ burger

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“We curated a collection of unique art and quality furniture that elegantly responds to his Mission neighborhood home,” says Lauren Geremia of dreaming up the interiors for a young creative bachelor in “When Everything Clicks,” p.94. Founder and principal designer of her namesake design firm, Geremia counts Dropbox and Instagram as clients. C SPOTS • Bull Valley Roadhouse in Port Costa for amazing cocktails and fresh California fare • Cataract Falls Hike in Marin County—follow this three-mile loop through a wooded canyon to a cascade of waterfalls • Ali Golden boutique in Oakland for gorgeous limited-edition and handmade garments

TIM CURRAN “The Cape is incredible; from its architecture, infinity pools and ocean-view rooms to its location right at Monuments Beach,” says Venturabased champion surfer and musician Tim Curran of the backdrop for his debut surfing retreat in “Swell Days,” p.75. Curran has opened for Foo Fighters on tour, tackled the world’s biggest waves, and recently co-founded his adventure-travel production company, Mansa Vida. C SPOTS • The Old Place restaurant in Agoura Hills: It has a lot of history preserved inside and the owner has deep roots in surfing and filmmaking • El Pescador State Beach in Malibu because it’s beautiful and a bit more protected from the wind than other beaches • Sand Dollar Beach in Big Sur is a great place to camp: It’s situated on the bluff overlooking the ocean SPRING/SUMMER 2016

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“Traveling 30 years ago, everyone was immaculate; they were wearing suits and there was this sort of elegance to it,” says David de Rothschild as he sinks into a beanbag chair in his industrial Venice live/work space. One part refined British gentleman (he’s an heir to the famous banking family), the other extreme adventurer (in 2010, he sailed Plastiki—a catamaran made of recycled plastic bottles—from San Francisco to Sydney; before that he was the youngest Briton to ski both the North and South poles), de Rothschild’s dual natures play out in his new venture, The Lost Explorer. Launching this spring with a few key lifestyle pieces for the discerning man on the go, the concept aims to give nature a voice in a larger conversation about the future of our planet. Take, for starters, the Sleeper suit—ideal for trans­ oceanic flights—which is constructed out of breathable Japanese boiled merino wool and cotton. The Traveler bag of corkshell and wool is made with unused corks from the wine industry. “We’re working with biodegrad­ able chemistry and technologies that are inspired and derived from nature,” says de Rothschild, who has teamed up with Len Peltier, formerly Levi’s global cre­ ative director; Jonathan Kirby, the former head of men’s design at Levi’s; and consultant Chris Spira. Instead of adhering to traditional seasons, collections are inspired by environmental “systems”—beginning with Moun­ tain, next Jungle, and Ocean and Desert to follow. Clothing is just one piece of the pie; there’s an apoth­ ecary assortment and a mezcal. And then there’s an eclectic mix of vintage lost and found items—lighters, cork pulls, a compass—amassed from the 37­year­old’s own travels. But of all the far­flung destinations, California was the natural choice for this next chapter: “It’s an exciting place to live. You have some of the most empowering systems on the planet right at your doorstep.” Pointing to a rein­ terpretation of a 1930s British fireman’s jacket hanging nearby, de Rothschild explains, “I could wear that to a meal, but then if someone was like, ‘Hey, let’s be sponta­ neous and go on an adventure somewhere or go for a hike,’ I wouldn’t need to go to my cupboard and find my outdoor outfit. I’m always ready.” thelostexplorer.co. •

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TRACK STAR Growing up in Oxnard, hip-hop artist Brandon Paak Anderson (better known as Anderson .Paak, and previously Breezy Lovejoy) spent many years cultivating his distinctly Californian sound. In 2015, the musician performed on six tracks of Dr. Dre’s Compton soundtrack; and earlier this year, he dropped Malibu (a follow up to 2014’s Venice), before headlining at SXSW. With infectious lyrics set against a backdrop that hits close to home, this breakout act is the perfect wingman for a long road trip up the coast—or a night on the town.

“I wanted something better than what we see today; quality tennis-wear with timeless style,” says L.A.based Lighthouse Entertainment owner Steven Siebert, who carved out time in his 20-plus-year management career to forge Uomo Sport, a luxurious line of Italian-made tennis apparel. Emphasizing fashion and performance, the collection of polos, crew-necks, shorts and accessories is wearable “from the gym to the country club,” says Siebert. Coming soon: a warm-up suit, travel bag and sports towels.

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THIS MEANS BUSINESS Employing old-world craftsmanship with fashionforward design, L.A.-based The Office of Mister Scott (the brother line to The Office of Angela Scott) launches exclusively at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. From cheery cap-toe oxfords to a doublemonk-strap style, your morning meeting just got a lot more interesting.

Fresh off the heels of a 14-month renovation, L.A.’s Petersen Automotive Museum has opened its new metallic red-and-silver-clad doors to auto heaven. Inside, stroll through the Mullin Grand Salon chock-full of 1930s roadsters (think Bugatti and Rolls-Royce) or the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery of historic all-silver cars. Chairman Peter Mullin, whose personal car collection occupies the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, believes “automobiles should be treated as art.” We couldn’t agree more. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323-930-2277.

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In 2008, when Tae Kim founded Alite, the S.F.-based outdoor-gear company, his intentions were only “to get people who have never been camping to go camping.” The former design director of The North Face, who grew up roughing it in Alaska’s wild frontier, desired nothing more than to spread the gospel of the great outdoors. “You do that by designing cool, easy-to-use products.” The signature Sexy Hotness sleeping bags, available at Alite’s Mission District storefront, allow two campers to zip together—essential for, you know, harnessing body heat to ward off frostbite. In 2010, Kim launched Boreas Gear, a line of visionary, cutting-edge equipment. “Boreas designs are like cool concept cars,” he says. The collection’s modular Bootlegger series rotates one patented suspension back panel among three different bags—a no-brainer for choose-your-own-adventurists. For day hikers, the new superlightweight Multi-Sport packs practically conform to the body and rest high on the waist for an easy haul. “Great gear isn’t just utilitarian, it’s inspirational,” says Kim.

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Now through August, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art embarks on a sartorial journey with “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear,” highlighting compelling connections between history and high fashion from the 18th century through today. Cameron Silver, fashion director of H by Halston and owner of L.A. vintage haven Decades, who contributed pieces to the project, says, “This is the most comprehensive exhibition of men’s fashion ever mounted—it’s wonderful to see it so celebrated in an academic institution.” 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323-857-6000.

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S TI R- C R A ZY When chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson opened the first installment of LocoL in L.A.’s Watts this January, they dubbed it “a fast-food revolution,” thanks to fresh produce, low costs and a foolproof menu of wholesome fare spanning French Toast Holes to the Messy Beef Chili Bowl. This spring, the duo will open a location in uptown Oakland, right next to Patterson’s Plum Bar, with a jazzed-up menu of burgers, noodle bowls and more. Up next? A third outpost, set to hit S.F.’s Tenderloin by September.

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JAMIE BRISICK Jamie Brisick surfed professionally on the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals, now the World Surf League) world tour for six years before trading in his surfboard for a keyboard, so to speak. The Point Dume-based Fulbright Fellow, who also moonlights as a director and photographer, now writes extensively about surf culture and is the global editor of Huck (he was previously the editor of Surfing Magazine). He is simultaneously working on a memoir about love and loss and a documentary about Australian transgender surfer Westerly Windina. Here, his go-to picks for spring. jamiebrisick.com.

1. KIEHL’S FACIAL FUEL MOISTURIZER, $25. 2. LUCAS’ PAPAW REMEDIES OINTMENT, $30. 3. CHANNEL ISLANDS SURFBOARDS POD MOD SURFBOARD, PRICE UPON REQUEST. 4. OUTERKNOWN SOJOURN POCKET TEE, $68. 5. BARBRIX MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT, 2442 HYPERION AVE., L.A. 6. STEVE GUNN, ITUNES. 7. OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE PRAYER CANDLE, $2. 8. BIRDWELL BEACH BRITCHES 311 BOARD SHORTS IN FEDERAL BLUE, $79. 9. WHITE SANDS: EXPERIENCES FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD BY GEOFF DYER (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, $25).

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Tucked into the Montecito Country Mart, where rustic-nautical Mate Gallery mixes with beach-glam Calypso St. Barth, you’ll find the West Coast pop-up of Miller’s Oath, the custom clothing concept of Kirk Miller. A New Yorker by way of Minnesota, Miller, 36, comes from a long line of well-dressed men: His father frequented London’s Savile Row and his greatgrandfather had a haberdashery in South Dakota in the early 1900s. So after a “quasi-professional” career in soccer, Miller turned to what felt most natural: tailoring. With stints working alongside fashion icons Paul Stuart and Thom Browne under his belt, he opened Miller’s Oath in Manhattan in 2010, and is now testing the waters in California. As new clients come into his studio, Miller measures up not only their sizes, but also their jobs and lifestyles, so whichever jackets, shirts, pants or suits they choose will perform better. “People here are more concerned with going surfing than having trousers that fit well,” he laughs. “Almost everyone here is super active, and it’s so important to wear a shirt that fits you and moves with you.” He and his wife, PR maven Alice Ryan, had been

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Clockwise from top: KIRK MILLER AT HOME IN FRONT OF A PAINTING BY L.A. ARTIST JONAS BERGKVIST AND A BIG DADDY’S ANTIQUES CUSTOM TABLE. MILLER WORKS ON AN ANTIQUE DRESS FORM. GARDEN VIEW. MILLER’S VINTAGE SCISSORS.

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looking to move out of New York and raise their three kids in California, but Los Angeles felt too “city.” After a long search, they narrowed in on the mountainous Montecito neighborhood, settling into a midcentury ranch home last November. Ryan, who grew up in London, leans toward what Miller calls a “proper, tufted, English sofa” aesthetic, while he welcomed the more casual Santa Barbara look and living with slightly more color. “Alice and I once got in a knock-down, drag-out fight over a shade of gray,” he says. To help ease the transition from their Long Island farmhouse to California living, they enlisted Shane Brown of Big Daddy’s Antiques in L.A. The result? A home that is far from traditional. “It’s a total departure, with lots of textures and colors, which is very different from what we are accustomed to,” Miller says. “We had nicely framed art in New York, all very clean and precise, and what I love about everything we have hanging now is that it’s all very textured and varied—no uniformity and literally coming off the wall.” With a feather plume in the living room and a carefree backyard for lounging, the Miller family’s lifestyle has done a 180 in their cross-country move. The shift stretches from their interior decor to looser family schedules (they actually take hikes before school) to tweaks in the Miller’s Oath sportswear line. For a

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guy who excitedly shows off a swatch of English navy twill from Fox Flannel—which in fact was exactly what Winston Churchill wore—Miller is also embracing the West Coast full force. Understanding his clientele here may not have a need for a full canvas suit, he’s now dreaming in denim and terry and currently working on a new “California construction” of a coat that will be unlined with no shoulder pads. Ladies and gentlemen alike will be lining up for this one. “I always start with the fit, then back into everything else,” he says, nodding to the pledge implicit in the company name. “I’ll always make it look good.” millersoath.com. • JENNIFER BLAISE KRAMER

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The impetus behind Spencer Rawles’ new eco-friendly line of workwear, Brambles, can be traced to his formative years in Rescue, a rural ranch town in Northern California: “I grew up riding my mustang on the trails of my parents’ property pretending to be a pioneer,” says the former prop stylist and set designer, who admits designing vintage-inspired menswear has always been in the back of his mind. The new L.A.-based brand, handmade from dead-stock fabrics, appeals to ’70s-oriented fashion hounds with a Western bent, encompassing durable pearl-snapped shirts, flexible jackets, slim-fit pants in oxford cloth and twill, and a classic sherpa coat fit for a young Paul Newman. bramblesclothing.com. • SCHUYLER BAILEY


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D E C K E D OUT Channel your inner yachtsman and give a nod to this summer’s epic sailing competitions with Louis Vuitton’s America’s Cup collection, a transversal line of clothing, shoes and accessories celebrating all things nautical. Bold colors, sailing graphics and easy-wearing fabrics take you from beachcombing to the country club to dinner out. 295 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-859-0457.

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LUCKY CHARMS Dior Homme Creative Director Kris Van Assche has been a longtime fan of the work of American ceramist Kristin McKirdy, so an accessories collaboration was a natural fit. The result: hand-sculpted ceramic talismans in organic shapes brightly enameled with the colors of the Dior spring runway collection. 309 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-859-4700.

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For spring’s Surf Sound collection, Saint Laurent found muses across California’s art, music and surf cultures. L.A.-based 18-year-old ingenue (and daughter of actor Giovanni Ribisi) Lucia Santina Ribisi’s painting Pet Name is reappropriated on skateboards, teddy jackets and surfboards with a smear of pink paint and the word “Baby.” 469 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-271-4110.

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PUMPED-UP K I C K S The 15-year-old founder of Wes Custom Kicks, Wesley Burton, already counts Enrique “Kiké” Hernández of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres’ Ryan Buchter among his clients. From his at-home sneaker lab in Santa Monica, Burton produces airbrushed Air Jordans and glow-in-the-dark Chuck Taylors for high-school classmates and professional athletes alike. His dream job? Putting a pair on the L.A. Lakers’ Nick Young—just don’t expect any details until the commission is a slam dunk. “I can’t blow all of my secrets,” he demurs of the pair he would design for his hero, “Swaggy P.” Custom designs from $100.

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SAINT LAURENT BY HEDI SLIMANE LEOPARD LONGBOARD, $9,995, AND “BABY” SKATEBOARD, $695.

DIOR HOMME WISHBONE NECKLACE, $2,600.


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TOMMY HILFIGER X RAFAEL NADAL THFLEX RAFAEL NADAL SUIT, $575, SHIRT, $120, AND TIE, $79.

THORSUN SWIM TRUNKS, $275.

HIGH DIVE The idea behind L.A. native George Sotelo’s luxe swim brand Thorsun started at an all-day street party in Brazil during Carnivale: “My pockets are usually stuffed, so I wanted to create a swim short that would allow me to carry everything I needed, but still be streamlined and tailored.” The fashionable, yet functional styles feature original prints inspired by Mesoamerican pottery and five deep pockets (including an internal security pocket). Plus, they dry in less than 10 minutes.

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MICHAEL KORS TORTOISE WAYFARER SUNGLASSES, $145.

GAME ON If you’ve ever hoped to dress like tennis legend Rafael Nadal, now’s your chance: Tommy Hilfiger and Nadal team up for THFLEX Rafael Nadal Edition, a capsule collection of shirts and suiting that combines tailored fits with Italian-made, high-performance fabrics. Macy’s, 170 O’Farrell St., S.F., 415-397-3333.

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The jet-set style of Michael Kors has arrived at the Westfield San Francisco Centre. The nearly 2,000-square-foot space features chevron gray-oak floors edged by white marble and black embossedleather walls as a backdrop for the American icon’s collection of sophisticated sportswear, accessories and more. 845 Market St., #137, S.F., 415-227-0800.

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L.A.-based artists FriendsWithYou (Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III), whose works blur the lines of high and low with whimsical characters reminiscent of Takashi Murakami’s playful modern art, were handpicked for a colorful collaboration with luxe sportswear label Moncler. To celebrate the Ginza district store opening in Tokyo, the duo emblazoned a line of classic puffy jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters with emoji-esque designs said to signify magic, luck and friendship.

TIME TRAVEL Nearly 40 years after its original Overseas watch graced the wrists of intrepid travelers, Swiss luxury watchmaker Vacheron Constantin is revamping the sporty classic with five new models. All bear new self-winding, antimagnetic calibers with water resistance up to 150 meters (492 feet), as well as three interchangeable straps—steel, rubber or alligator leather—for ultimate versatility. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., C.M., 714-559-7331.

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7 1. BALLY ASHER, $495. 2. ETRO PAISLEY SNEAKERS, $548. 3. LANVIN GRAY CROCODILE SNEAKERS, $580. 4. DIOR HOMME CAMOUFLAGE LOWTOPS, $690. 5. SAINT LAURENT BY HEDI SLIMANE COURT CLASSIC, $545. 6. PAUL & SHARK BOVINE LEATHER SNEAKERS, $515. 7. ISAIA SUEDE SNEAKERS, $695. 8. JIMMY CHOO BELGRAVIA, $765.

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When Barneys New York founder Barney Pressman first started peddling designer suits at a discount in Chelsea in the 1920s, his customers routinely asked that he remove the Barneys tag so they could claim the threads came from elsewhere. My, how times have changed—the brand is now synonymous with luxury, from its own labels to covetable collaborations, and its stores are hallowed ground for the fashion elite. The new men’s flagship in San Francisco, a whopping 19,000 square feet spanning two levels adjacent to the women’s store near Union Square, is a coup for the city’s well-heeled. “San Francisco has long been known as a center for menswear, with many famous boutiques for men dating back to the 1960s: Independent retailers were emerging and leading,” says Tom Kalenderian, a 37-year Barneys veteran and executive vice president and general merchandise manager for Men’s (and the home goods department, Chelsea Passage). The brand’s only standalone men’s shop promises to do the same today. Two access points lead to the subterranean level: Should you decide to ditch your female shopping companion, a set of stairs leads from the women’s fragrance department into a decidedly more masculine realm, with formalwear, a dedicated dress-shirt alcove and a personal shopping suite. Take the more official street entrance to be enveloped by a modern palette of floor-to-ceiling Abba Grey marble, white amoeba-like ceiling recesses and metallic mirrored fixtures—a futuristic backdrop for leather goods, accessories and sunglasses—then descend a wide, white spiral staircase into shoe nirvana, where metallic-gold Maison Margiela high-tops and suede Saint Laurent moccasins await. Here you’ll find “brands that cater to the highest sartorial luxury as well as the avant-garde; a balanced mix that can satisfy a variety of tastes and styles,” says Kalenderian, including those exclusive to the store (think Cifonelli, The North Face x Barneys New York, and Giacometti shoes). Splurge on some of his favorite items for spring: Balmain biker jeans, Tom Ford sunglasses, and Luciano Barbera’s take on the jean jacket in navy linen. With these pieces, you’ll definitely want to keep the labels attached. 2 Stockton St., S.F., 415-268-3500; barneys.com. • SCHUYLER BAILEY

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It was prescient that Jonathan Ward christened his shop ICON back in 2007. Named after the company’s goal to celebrate automotive treasures in a modern context, Ward’s L.A.-based business has developed such an illustrious reputation within the industry that the moniker could well apply to the man behind it. Beyond the FJ, a reimagined vintage Toyota Land Cruiser that marked his starting point (the FJ44 is currently on display at L.A.’s Petersen Automotive Museum), Ward has expanded to offer the BR and TR production series based on the classic Ford Bronco and 1950s-era Chevy pickup truck. He also specializes in one-of-a-kind custom builds, called Derelicts or Reformers, which “feature the same concept of modern engineering and vintage aesthetics, but the Derelicts look worn-out and old, whereas the Reformers look better than new,” he says. These vehicles are disassembled piece by piece, polished, fixed and rebuilt by hand with cutting-edge frills like adaptive suspension, architectural “skyscraper” glass, Brembo brakes, V8 engines, LEDs, cameras and Focal sound systems. The result? Ultramodern vehicles with the veneer and panache of timeless classics. “I’m corrupted by all the conveniences in modern cars, but find the design to be compromised and somewhat soulless,” says Ward of the initial inspiration for his venture. “Isn’t it great to have the best of both worlds?” 818‑280‑3333; icon4x4.com. • NICOLAS STECHER


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L U S H LIFE “I’m a new hybrid of plant shop,” Hank Jenkins says of his green emporium, The Plant Provocateur. “I want people to get excited about plants, so I turn to the five senses.” In his compact yet lush Silver Lake boutique tucked behind a cafe on Sunset Boulevard, the Michigan native, who studied landscape architecture at UC Berkeley, offers an array of low-maintenance and oxygenating houseplants, along with aromatherapy items, gardening books, and other tools to incorporate nature and plants into everyday life. When he’s not tending to his living specimens, Jenkins is arranging cut flowers, making stunning graphic and bold floral arrangements and planning workshops on the patio. “I like people to get their hands dirty, and surround themselves with beauty.” 3318 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323-774-4836.

Last month, S.F.-based Oru Kayak launched its newest foldable kayak, the Beach, an elegant, stripped-down version of the company’s original outrigger, the Bay (included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection). Founder and chief designer Anton Willis, who introduced the innovative design in 2013 on ABC’s Shark Tank, referenced his original paper origami models for the Beach’s straightforward architecture. Such newfound simplicity translates into a lighter, more stable 12-foot kayak with a super-spacious cockpit (room for beach towels and six-packs!) that can be assembled in three minutes flat.

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BRIGHT IDEAS It’s fitting that L.A. Eastsider Brendan Ravenhill, a master at blending industrial style and elegant lines, is behind the new Ada Sconce. Inspired by the work of iconic designer Charlotte Perriand, it’s constructed from solid sheet metal with brass finishes and takes advantage of the latest in LED technology. Which means that in addition to nodding to classic forms while exuding a sleek aesthetic, its bulb only needs to be replaced every two-and-a-half years.

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MOZIE BICYCLES HUGO, $1,049.

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EASY RIDER Blending the panache of European design with the state-of-the-art efficiency of Asian engineering, S.F.-based Mozie Bicycles appeals to the urban cyclist who is more concerned with joie de vivre and casual suiting than, say, spandex and Camelbaks. “The classic elegance and simplicity that Europeans [demonstrate] cycling through their historic lanes definitely plays into the emotional and aspirational side of things for us,” says the brand’s president, Darren Buck. Steel-framed standouts include Hugo, an upright, fully appointed seven-speed cruiser, and Marc, the more minimal, clean-lined three-speed roadster. “We’re also dabbling with more masculine versions of our unisex frames,” says Buck of the “fashion accessories and lifestyle tools,” which are detailed with handcrafted leather and shipped free of charge, 98 percent assembled.

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Saatchi Art’s chief curator (and former director of London’s esteemed Saatchi Gallery), Rebecca Wilson, believes buying art shouldn’t be intimidating— instead, she says, there should be a “strong sense of discovery…a kind of great thrill to it.” The online gallery’s complimentary advisory service, which pairs potential buyers with an in-house curator, makes sifting through the offerings—500,000 contemporary works by emerging artists such as California-based surrealist photographer Ed Freeman and dynamic neo-expressionist painter Jonas Fisch—a breeze. The service is completely personalized and yields a collection of 30 works to match your budget, style and space.

SCOUT’S HONOR Housed in a former 1959 gas station, this Ojai shop still exudes the era’s vintage vibes as it aims to offer everything for a throwback camping experience. Fittingly dubbed Summer Camp, the store showcases a mix of vintage and handmade goods; from old Coleman lanterns, picnic baskets and vintage Pendleton blankets to handcrafted leather bags and apothecary goods. Co-owner Michael Graves also stocks scouting badges, handmade ceramic mugs, pour-over coffee makers and “basically whatever we can get our hands on in our travels that has a midcentury camping feel.” 1020 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-861-7109.

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HIGH RIDE Dave Gallagher never planned to become a surfboard maker, let alone one with a cult following. Growing up surfing in SoCal, the firefighter/paramedic simply loved the wooden boards that dominated the sport in the 1950s. Harnessing his ample artisan skills, one day he decided to carve his own sticks. The response from other surfers, friends and beachgoers was so great, Gallagher started shaping them by commission from handpicked paulownia, redwood, cedar, walnut and more. He also recently introduced custom skateboards. Now, Gallagher Wood Surfboards crafts gorgeous boards worthy not just of the swells (and skate parks), but of your living-room wall as well. 714-337-2966.

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A name once synonymous with camera film, Kodak has partnered with S.F.’s in-demand designer Yves Béhar to revive the Super 8 camera. Available this fall, the film-digital hybrid handheld will bring the best of seasoned technique and novel technology to a whole new group of filmmakers.

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WRITTEN BY JENNIFER BLAISE KRAMER, PHOEBE NEUMAN, ANDREA STANFORD AND NICOLAS STECHER. POWERPLANT: ARTO SAARI. SUMMER CAMP: WILLHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY. ED FREEMAN, EL MOROCCO MOTEL, BAKERSFIELD CA: COURTESY SAATCHI ART

Yaniv Evan has been customizing one-of-a-kind motorcycles his entire adult life, and in 2002, he turned his passion into an empire, establishing Powerplant Motorcycles. Since then he continually turns out lean and beautiful two-wheeled machines from his workshop in Los Angeles. “My end goal is always to ensure that the bike looks like it’s moving fast, even when it’s parked. Sometimes this requires looking at it for days and chain-smoking cigarettes while searching for inspiration,” Evan explains. “Luckily, I’m able to get inspiration everywhere: furniture, chairs, automobiles, planes, vintage ovens, household appliances and women.” His creations can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to create, depending on the project, and no two are alike. Such is the result when you build everything from the frame to the brakes by hand. 7414 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-658-6711.


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“I don’t know if we keep getting lucky, or if we’re just suckers for history,” Marc Rose jokes over breakfast at Winsome, the restaurant he opened in February with business partner Med Abrous. Located on the ground floor of The Elysian, a residential tower and building complex that influential L.A. architect William Pereira designed for the Metropolitan Water District in the 1960s, Winsome is an all-day, eat-drink-hang utility player on Echo Park’s eastern edge. For this project, they kept circling back to “the idea of the neighborhood restaurants Med and I grew up going to in New York—the places you go three times a day,” says Rose, who was raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn (Abrous in Manhattan). Abrous also adds that Winsome is “an indication of us growing up in a way,” pointing to his desire to create a restaurant with a sense of community, where families can go as a weekly tradition. Designer Wendy Haworth (Cafe Gratitude, Gracias Madre) crafted a distinctly West Coast vibe both inside and on the patio—while executive chef Jeremy Strubel oversees the comfort-food-meets-SoCalseasonal menu. The provenance of Abrous and Rose’s other two venues leads one to believe this thing for history isn’t accidental. The duo are the force behind The Spare Room bar and boutique bowling alley at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and late last year they acquired 33-year-old Chinese restaurant-cumlive-music-spot Genghis Cohen on Fairfax Avenue. Given the pair’s interest in the past, as well as feeling connected to both their adopted city and their hometown, a certain detail in Winsome is intriguingly

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Clockwise from top left: INSIDE THE WENDY HAWORTHDESIGNED WINSOME. CHEF JEREMY STRUBEL’S SHAVED CAULIFLOWER SALAD. THE CORNED BEEF SANDWICH, SERVED WITH GJUSTA BREAD.

significant: After becoming obsessed with a 1938 watercolor by noted California painter Phil Dike entitled Sunshine in Echo Park, months of searching led Rose to Dike’s son, Woody, in Laguna Beach, who owns the original. Abrous and Rose received his blessing to transform the image into wallpaper. Might this hyperlocal element be a nod of sorts to the beloved Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel, named for Ludwig Bemelmans, the famed Madeline illustrator who painted its walls? “Exactly,” they agree in near unison. If anyone can mix the DNA of a funky neighborhood diner with a classic, elegant Manhattan lounge, it’s these two. 1115 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 213-415-1818; eatwinsome.com. • JESSICA RITZ

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BEST IN GLASS Matthew Biancaniello’s ’s specialty cocktails are as much a meal as they are a drink. Since his first bartending job at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar more than six years ago, the award-winning mixologist has earned a reputation for his gardento-glass approach to mixology, where handpicked organic ingredients, homemade syrups and freshly harvested honey take center stage in toothsome creations. His offbeat pairings (including the bountiful Fish Out of Water cocktail) are captured in his first tome, Eat Your Drink: Culinary Cocktails (Dey Street Books, $23). FISH OUT OF WATER ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice ¾ oz. agave syrup 3 green shiso leaves 2 oz. bonito-infused blended scotch 4 drops olive oil, for garnish Onion sprouts, for garnish In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon juice, agave and shiso leaves, then add the scotch and ice. Shake, then double strain into a coupe. Top with the olive oil drops and a handful of the onion sprouts. 70

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HIGHLAND FL I N G Scotch gets a California twist with Polly’s Casks. A release from Scottish bottlers Alexander Murray & Co. in collaboration with the Highland’s Tullibardine distillery, this limitededition single-malt is double-barreled, fermented and aged in beer barrels imported from the Central Coast’s Firestone Walker Brewing Co. for a nutty, sweet finish.

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GOODBITES’ OFFICE BOX OFFERINGS INCLUDE AN ASSORTMENT OF MACAROONS, COOKIES, AND THE BRAND’S POPULAR RAW CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES.

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DESK JOB As a companion to its monthly subscription box, Venice-based snack company GoodBites recently introduced Office Box, a selection of founder Angelica Xavier’s handmade organic, raw offerings—from cayenne and maple syrup-kissed curry cashews to almond flour and coconut flake-based blonde macaroons—packaged and delivered to your workplace. Xavier promises “better satisfaction than the usual 3 p.m. candy bar,” and after sampling her raw chocolate truffles, packed with goji berries, hemp seed, Himalayan pink salt and pure vanilla powder, we’re inclined to agree.

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The Bondi Harvest boys bring their Aussie-style fare (and an epic brekkie) to Los Angeles What can two food-loving, beach-obsessed Australian guys teach Californians about healthy eating? Plenty, according to chef Guy Turland and filmmaker Mark Alston. Known for their uberpopular online TV series, Bondi Harvest, which celebrates fresh, sustainable, locally sourced fare around the globe, the duo debuted their Sydney-based casual dining destination of the same name in 2014 to critical acclaim. Putting their healthy spin on dishes spanning zucchini noodle bowls to triple mushroom quinoa risotto (not to mention cold-pressed juices, smoothies and superfood salads), Turland and Alston have also earned a following for their newly released Bondi Harvest cookbook (HarperCollins, $30). Timed to the opening of their off-the-beaten-path Santa Monica locale, the guys give us the inside scoop on what to order, and how they hope to make an impression on L.A.’s wholesome dining culture. 1814 Berkeley St., S.M., 310-586-7419; bondiharvest.com.

Clockwise from top left: GUY TURLAND AND MARK ALSTON. SYDNEY’S BONDI BEACH. BONDI HARVEST COOKBOOK. CARAMELIZED BUTTERNUT PUMPKIN AND FENNEL WITH GREEN SALSA VERDE QUINOA.

What inspired you to bring your concept to L.A.? GUY TURLAND: We just love everything about Los Angeles: the surf, the laid-back vibe, its forwardthinking approach toward the whole-food and healthy-living movement. Favorite wellness trend of the moment? MARK ALSTON: Turmeric. I add it to everything, from roasted cauliflower to smoothies. GT: I’m loving the use of fermented foods and beverages, and the rediscovery of ancient grains. Which dishes in your cookbook do people usually freak out over? GT: My quinoa beetroot risotto and my raw chocolate avocado and chili tart. Both dishes are so simple to make, they taste epic, look sexy and people find it hard to believe they’re healthy. How did you decide on the location? MA: We wanted something relatively low risk, and nearish to the beach. We were doing some work with [online video platform] Tastemade when we first saw the location in Santa Monica. When the space came up, we jumped at the opportunity. Must-try items on the menu? GT: Quinoa breakfast pudding infused with coconut tea, toasted sourdough with homemade ricotta, and ancient grain salad with house-fermented vegetables and pomegranate. And the cherry on top is the coffee. What do you enjoy doing when you’re in town? MA: It sounds super corny, but I love watching the sun set over the ocean in Venice. GT: Surf. Cook. Eat. Surf. Hike. Repeat. What can Angelenos learn from Aussies about healthy eating? GT: That’s a tough one, but I think we do a world-class healthy breakfast, and I’m super pumped to share the Aussie breakfast culture with Los Angeles. • LESLEY McKENZIE

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Quai de I’lle in stainless steel, $14,900. 365 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-598-2026; South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., C.M., 714-955-4057.

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Printed backpack in nylon, waxed canvas and dauphine leather, $1,295. 312 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-888-8701; South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., C.M., 714-668-9142.

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Ref#71-29160 in white gold/carbon 8.5mm width, $3,060. Shreve & Co., 117 Post St., S.F., 415-421-2600; 329 Stanford Shopping Center, P.A., 650-327-2211.

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Portugieser Perpetual Calendar, $38,000. 329 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-734-0520; South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., C.M., 714-955-4037.

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Woven travel jacket with hidden hood, $525. 449 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-246-9744; paulshark.it.

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Drawing from their collective travels, two pro surfers customize unforgettable itineraries for fellow wave-seekers Edited by

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Surfers are the new Renaissance men. Just ask Venturabased Tim Curran, the pro turned acclaimed singer-songwriter who has toured with Foo Fighters, is the father of two, a pioneer of aerial surfing and now co-founder of Mansa Vida, the ultimate adventure travel production company. Curran’s spontaneous trip to Mexico in 2015 with champion surfer Rob Machado (the other co-founder) and a group of friends to film an ad campaign resulted in the Mansa Vida blueprint. “We traveled for a week—from north to south with Jet Skis, cameramen, drones and photographers—getting really good waves, telling stories and laughing the whole time,” says Curran. It was such a good time, in fact, that they wanted to share the opportunity with others by producing bespoke trips tailored to travelers who want to tap into authentic experiences guided by a rotating roster of professional surfers, visual artists and musicians. This May, Curran is leading a four-day retreat with surfing phenom Damien Hobgood and photographer Tom Servais, in collaboration with The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, which is set against the spectacular backdrop of Los Cabos’ Monuments Beach. “The experience is about giving guests total access to all the resources we have from our TIM CURRAN WITH collective, countless hours on BROTHERS JUSTIN the beach,” says World ChamAND ROB MACHADO IN MEXICO. pionship Tour alum Hobgood. “They give us their wish list and their sizes, and we do the rest.” The itinerary offers total immersion by way of customized surfing workshops for all levels, a rooftop film screening, a photo exhibit with Servais, a private solo acoustic show by Curran, daily beachside yoga and all the luxe comforts of The Cape. “It’s a beautiful, well-designed hotel right in front of a classic surf spot,” says Curran. “Go surf, come in, hop in the pool, and grab some great food. That’s a perfect day, and it’s all right there.” May 19-22; mansavida.com; thompsonhotels .com. • MARTINE BURY

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Left: MANSA VIDA’S UPCOMING RETREAT IN MAY WILL BE HOSTED AT THE CAPE IN LOS CABOS. Below: SURFER DAMIEN HOBGOOD AND PHOTOGRAPHER TOM SERVAIS (SEEN HERE WITH A FRESH CATCH) ARE HEADLINING THE TRIP.

THOMPSON HOTEL INTERIOR: THOMAS HART SHELBY. DAMIEN HOBGOOD SURFING: THOMAS SERVAIS. SURFERS: BILL SAGER.

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Rob Lowe has a three-decade acting career in his rearview mirror as he turns the corner with a bold new comedy series and an expanding

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In the first episode of The Grinder, the hit Fox comedy on which Rob Lowe is the executive producer and star, his character, Dean Sanderson, is an actor whose long-running series comes to an end. Sanderson wistfully says he’s “just driving on the highway of ‘What the hell is my life,’ looking for an offramp. I think I just got to pull the car over, you know? Just get out and see what life has to offer.” The fact that Lowe delivers these lines so convincingly is a testament to his talent, considering the only thing Lowe actually has in common with Sanderson is that they are both actors. Lowe has, after all, very much discovered and enjoyed the things that life has to offer, from a successful 25-year marriage to makeup artist and jewelry designer Sheryl Lowe, to being the father to his two boys, John and Matthew (now young men in their 20s), to authoring two bestselling books, to launching a skin-care line—and not, mind you, as a licensing arrangement: He is the founder, creator and majority owner. Oh, and then there’s the more than 400 episodes on shows such as Parks and Recreation and The West Wing, as well as scores of on-screen credits including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Behind the Candelabra and, of course, his star-turning role in The Outsiders. Not to mention that he and his wife and their four dogs live in a 20-room Georgian-style house that’s been featured in Architectural Digest. Clearly, Lowe doesn’t need to pull over for any existential reasons. He does spend a lot of time in the car, however. Lowe and his family have lived in Santa Barbara for 21 years, far from the madding crowd of Hollywood. He says that the couple wanted to raise their children “in the most fulfilling and well-rounded way, in an environment where there’s more to life than movies and TV.” Though Lowe confesses to feeling that he maybe should “be seen and on the scene more,” living away from the entertainment epicenter hasn’t hurt his career. Commuting four hours a day is a “small price to pay for being out of the Hollywood rat race,” he adds. Plus, he’s been able to pursue other opportunities, like writing books—whether it’s the Hollywood thing to do, or not. When he told his team of advisers that he wanted to write Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography (2011), he says they asked a lot of questions: “‘Is it going to be a tell-all? You can’t really do that. And if it isn’t, no one will buy it. And you’re not going to write it yourself, are you? You don’t even have the time: You’re shooting Brothers & Sisters and Californication and Parks and Recreation.’” Lowe found the time to write the bestseller and a second book, Love Life, in 2014. “You just step up and do it,” he explains. He adopted a similar can-do attitude in creating his antiaging skin-care line for men, Profile. The line is geared toward the ultimate achievement: being comfortable in one’s own skin. In addition to the de-puffers and moisturizers he applies, his self-care regimen is serious business. He’s a stickler for getting eight hours of sleep

“To be a 13-yearold in the mid-’70s in Point Dume, Malibu, was spectacular. It was the West Coast version of The Ice Storm meets Almost Famous meets Boogie Nights meets Stand by Me.” every night, and eats only protein and vegetables—no carbs and not much sugar. And Lowe is the first to admit that he “works out like a lunatic.” He adds, “It’s not an aesthetic choice, though—that’s part of my job. If I’m not beating myself to a pulp in the gym or running, or surfing or hiking, I get to be really miserable.” And so, even when shooting 12 hours a day, he eats his lunch standing up and heads to the gym or goes for a run during breaks. The newest addition to his Profile men’s grooming line is his fragrance, 18 Amber Wood, the first of two scents he is launching. Lowe describes the fragrance as “subtle, sexy, male,” noting that, even though it’s “timeless,” it refers specifically to the moment that he stepped out on the red carpet for The Outsiders at age 18. But Lowe, now 52, has never been one to dwell in the past. His new show, The Grinder, takes a “meta look at television, celebrity and fame wrapped into what would normally be a traditional family comedy,” he says. “It doesn’t have a social agenda dressed up as a comedy. It’s built for laughs. That’s a very small lane right now, but a lane I love. I like my comedies to actually be funny.” (So do we.) Lowe hints at an idea he has for another project to add to his long list of credits. “To be a 13-year-old in the mid-’70s in Point Dume, Malibu, was spectacular,” he says, referring to his own coming-of-age after moving to California from Dayton, Ohio, at age 13. “It was the West Coast version of The Ice Storm meets Almost Famous meets Boogie Nights meets Stand by Me. I’m obsessed with it.” That, we can’t wait to see. •

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Michael Muller

In his new book, celebrity photographer trades Hollywood for the even more elusive world of sharks

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GUADALUPE ISLAND, MEXICO, OCTOBER 2009.


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©SHARKS: FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE OCEAN’S ENDANGERED PREDATOR BY MICHAEL MULLER/TASCHEN/CPI SYNDICATION

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WALTER BERNARDIS PERFORMS “TONIC” ON A BLACKTIP, ALIWAL SHOAL, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA, SEPTEMBER 2014. “TONIC IMMOBILITY (OFTEN CALLED ‘TONIC’) IS THE PROCESS OF OVERLOADING A SHARK’S SENSES, WHICH PUTS IT TO SLEEP, IN ORDER TO REMOVE FISHING HOOKS OR PERFORM OTHER LIFESAVING PROCEDURES. OBVIOUSLY NOT EVERYONE CAN DO THIS. FOR MOST OF US GRABBING AN 11-FOOT BLACKTIP BY ITS NOSE ONLY GETS YOU BIT. I AM BLESSED TO HAVE DIVED WITH SOME OF THE BEST TALENT ON THE PLANET WHEN IT COMES TO SHARKS, AND WHEN I SAW AN 11-FOOT SHARK BEING CRADLED LIKE A BABY, IT JUST BLEW MY MIND,” SAYS MICHAEL MULLER. Opposite: MULLER SHOOTING IN FIJI, MAY 2011. PHOTOGRAPH BY KEITH J. LEMAN.


GREAT WHITE, GUADALUPE ISLAND, OCTOBER 2009. “THIS WAS ONLY MY SECOND DIVE WITH GREAT WHITES, BUT MY STROBE LIGHTS WERE ALREADY CHANGING EVERYTHING, ALLOWING ME TO MAKE PORTRAITS LIKE I ENVISIONED IF I’D BEEN ABLE TO BRING ONE OF THESE SHARKS RIGHT INTO MY STUDIO. A TEAM OF SEVEN ASSISTANTS UNDERWATER AND ON DECK WORKED MULTIPLE PACKS AND THOUSANDS OF WATTS OF ELECTRICITY AND POWER TO GET THE LIGHTS WHERE WE NEEDED THEM,” SAYS MULLER.

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Photographer Michael Muller was on assignment in the Galápagos for two weeks when it dawned on him that his three young daughters back in Los Angeles might never have a chance to experience the animals he was photographing. That realization set the wheels in motion for his latest project, Sharks: Face-to-Face with the Ocean’s Endangered Predator (Taschen, $70), a decade-long endeavor that documents the lensman and passionate surfer’s longtime fascination with the creatures of the deep. “I hope it changes people’s perceptions about sharks and encourages them to join the fight to stop the killing of 100 million sharks every year,” says Muller, who’s also built a reputation as one of

Hollywood’s go-to portrait photographers. Armed with his camera and a patented, NASA-engineered, plexi-encased strobe-lighting rig, he captures his underwater subjects without the protection of a cage. “People don’t really need one, except with great whites,” explains Muller, who quickly got over his initial fear of swimming amid the animals. “Over the years I have had a number of 15-plus-foot great whites take an interest in me in my yellow suit looking like one big yellowfin tuna!” Muller’s cinematic snapshots, which also include the first known photo of a great white breaching at night, have taken him all over the world, from the Bahamas to South Africa, and Continued on p.110

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Silicon Valley’s favorite interior designer curates a starter home with serious

staying power for an upwardly mobile bachelor

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When everything clicks

HOLDING COURT IN THE LIVING ROOM IS TECTONIC I BY NOÉMIE GOUDAL OVER A NEOWALL MODULAR SOFA FROM LIVING DIVANI THAT SITS NEXT TO A HANS WEGNER SHELL CHAIR. THE RUG IS FROM DESIGNERS’ CARPET SHOWROOM AND THE WINE RACK AND BAR CART ARE VINTAGE.

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MATTEO LINENS COVER THE CUSTOM BED IN THE MASTER UNDERNEATH SEA OF JAPAN II BY JOSEF HOFLEHNER. ON THE SIDE WALL HANGS THE COALESCE WALL MIRROR BY STEVEN HAULENBEEK.

Feature (tbd) For better or worse, bachelorhood in the land of technology is often a very spartan existence, given the inconstancy of the industry—minimal possessions are ideal for startup hoppers who don’t know how long they’re going to be in a place. For one such 27-year-old San Francisco single, a bicycle and computer were virtually the sum of his worldly effects, making the flat in The Mission he moved into last year the very definition of a blank canvas—complete with a Scandinavian feel thanks to its natural light, exposed ceiling rafters and distinctive bluegray plank floor. “He didn’t even own a chair,” says Emeryville-based designer Lauren Geremia, who specializes in creating sophisticated spaces for the tech world, including HQs for Dropbox and Lumosity. “He didn’t have any stylistic direction, but he really wanted to learn about design.” Keeping in mind the client’s nomadic nature, Geremia curated a tight collection of beautiful and timeless investment pieces in a neutral palette of black, gray and camel. In the living room, a 1963-designed Hans Wegner Shell chair, one of the Danish designer’s few forays into the world of bent ply, is a strong and quiet

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Noémie Goudal’s Tectonic I hangs in the living room and depicts a shrouded mountain

summit. “It’s

like a reminder of places yet to reach.”


IN THE HOME OFFICE, A PIET HEIN EEK OAK DISPLAY CABINET IS LAYERED WITH MEMENTOS AND FAVORITE BOOKS, WHILE THE WINDOW SEAT BOASTS A HAND-KNIT WOOL BLANKET.

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counterpoint to the otherwise sprawling NeoWall modular sofa by Living Divani. Nearby, a stained-ash De La Espada dining table and its stackable seats by Simon James for Resident echo the Shell chair’s carbon coloring; against the stark white walls, these pieces are both anchoring and gracious—that is, they don’t vie for attention, but are touchstones nonetheless. A richly tanned leather Shine by S.H.O chaise in the upstairs master suite is another example; it elegantly floats in the room, making the seemingly ordinary pieces orbiting around it—an oval mirror, a rustic wooden stool, a bank of cabinets—elegant by association. In a home like this, where austerity—luxe as it is—“can feel a little cold,” says Geremia, art is the emotional source. Here, the designer tapped into her client’s love of nature to select such collectible pieces as Josef Hoflehner’s Sea of Japan II photograph in the master suite, which conjures beachy reveries for the resident amateur surfer. Noémie Goudal’s Tectonic I hangs in the living room and depicts a shrouded mountain summit. “It’s like a reminder of places yet to reach,” says Geremia. •

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A bicycle and computer were virtually the sum of his worldly effects, making the flat in The Mission he moved into last year the very

definition of a blank canvas.


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From above: SKARGAARDEN H55 LOUNGE CHAIRS FACE THE VIEW. AVOCET STOOLS BY ALICE TACHENY AND ENAMEL KETTLE BY KAICO, READ INSTEAD PRINT IS FROM BOOK/SHOP.


the season’s

From white-on-white to a touch of floral, will make you look twice

top trends

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HERMÈS SWEATER, $2,650, SHIRT, $290, AND PANTS, $1,075 (LEFT). MICHAEL KORS BLAZER, $495, HENLEY SHIRT, $145, AND PANTS, $295. CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION SANDALS, $550.


DIOR HOMME JACKET, $3,900, SHIRT, $520, AND JEANS, $580 (LEFT). ETRO JACKET, $1,870, SHIRT, $985, AND PANTS, $737.

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LOUIS VUITTON CAFTAN AND SHORTS, PRICES UPON REQUEST, AND SCARF, $585 (LEFT). PAUL & SHARK SWEATER, $619, AND PANTS, $279. MICHAEL BASTIAN SHIRT, $450. CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION SANDALS, $550.

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MODELS: CHUCK ACHIKE AND DALLAS HAUPT AT NEXT MODELS. GROOMING: ELIE MAALOUF AT JED ROOT USING TOM FORD BEAUTY. STYLIST ASSISTANT: FIONA PARK. FASHION INTERN: PHOEBE NEUMAN. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR MORE DETAILS, P.110.

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BALLY COAT, $8,500, SWEATER, SIMILAR STYLES AVAILABLE, AND SHOES, $495. MICHAEL KORS PANTS, $245 (LEFT). ISAIA JACKET, PRICE UPON REQUEST, SWEATER, $595, PANTS, $495, AND SHOES, $695. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI POCKET SQUARE, $175.


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J.CREW SHIRT, $70, AND PANTS, $138 (LEFT). BOTTEGA VENETA JACKET, $2,300, PANTS, $890, AND SANDALS, $590.


PRADA JACKET, $5,020, AND SHIRT, $750.

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SAINT LAURENT BY HEDI SLIMANE JACKET, $2,890, SHIRT, $375, AND JEANS, $890.


DOLCE & GABBANA BLAZER, $3,695, JEANS, $1,195, AND ESPADRILLES, $575. A.P.C. SHIRT, $80 (LEFT). GUCCI JACKET, $3,680, SHIRT, $650, PANTS, $790, AND SHOES, $570.

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VALENTINO SUIT, $3,195. A.P.C. SHIRT, $95 (LEFT). BOSS SUIT, $895. MICHAEL BASTIAN SHIRT, $450.


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everywhere in between. But the one place Muller didn’t dive in was the depths of his own backyard: “We are not allowed to ‘chum’ off California and that is really the only way to get a shark to take interest and come close enough to you,” he says. “But they are out there.” An avid conservationist who works with the likes of WildAid and EarthEcho, Muller also incorporates essays from Philippe Cousteau, Jr. and marine biologist Alison Kock in his tome to draw attention to the decline of the species worldwide in response to Asia’s increasing appetite for shark-fin soup. As for the similarities between shooting A-listers and the big fish? “Celebrities and sharks all have different personalities,” says Muller. “I am much more in awe of sharks.” •

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p.52 Bally Asher sneakers, $495, Bally, B.H., 310-247-1012; bally.com. Etro navy and white paisley printed sneakers, $548, Etro, B.H., 310-248-2855; etro.com. Lanvin gray crocodile sneaker, $580, lanvin.com. Dior Homme navy and orange camouflage low-top sneakers, $690, Dior, B.H., 310-859-4700; dior.com. Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane court classic sneakers, $545, Saint Laurent, B.H., 310-2714110; ysl.com. Paul & Shark bovine leather sneakers, $515, Paul & Shark, B.H., 310-2469744; paulshark.it. Isaia beige sneakers, $695, Isaia, B.H., 424-204-1169; isaia.it. Jimmy Choo Belgravia suede and leather sneakers, $765, Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com.

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p.54 Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200m Co-Axial 55×48mm steel on rubber strap, $9,400, Omega, B.H., 310-854-0003; omega watches.com. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 in pink gold with strap, $64,400, Jaeger-LeCoultre, South Coast Plaza, 714-955-4048; jaeger-lecoultre.com. Rolex Yacht-Master 40mm with chocolate dial, stainless and Everose gold bracelet, $14,050, Shreve & Co., S.F., 415-421-2600; rolex.com. Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio, $15,400, Panerai, B.H., 310-2281515; panerai.com. Cartier Drive de Cartier watch, 18-karat rose gold, leather, $19,300, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272; cartier.us. IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Heritage 48, $13,900, IWC Schaffhausen, B.H., 310-734-0520; iwc.com.

HOUSE RULES

Fendi Casa billiard table, price upon request, Luxury Living, W.H., 310-854-1008. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Monaco game table, $2,495, poker set, $145, and playing card and dice box, $96, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Glendale, 818-649-7120; mgbwhome.com. Kelly Wearstler Dichotomy chess set, $17,000, kellywearstler.com. Dama for Poltrona Frau checkers, $360, Poltrona Frau, L.A., 310858-1433. Armani Casa alabaster, leather and velvet Bastille Solitary game, $1,445, Armani Casa, Pacific Design Center, W.H., 310-3580901. Oscar de la Renta Home leather-case domino set, $595, oscardelarenta.com. Ralph Lauren Home Sutton carbon tic-tac-toe set, $595, ralphlaurenhome.com. Aerin shagreen backgammon set, $2,500, aerin.com. Hermès solid ebony mahogany wood Samarcande sculpture puzzle, $5,500, hermes.com. RH salvaged-wood architectural column game table, $3,295, RH West Hollywood The Gallery on Melrose Avenue, W.H., 310-6520323; restorationhardware.com.

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Levi’s ’50s Western denim shirt, $225, Unionmade, S.F., 415-861-3373; levi.com. Richer Poorer Inc. heather gray T-shirt, $54 for two, richer-poorer.com. Bally leather raincoat, $8,500, and turtleneck, similar styles available, Bally, B.H., 310-247-1012; bally.com. Michael Kors crushed-denim chino, $245, Michael Kors, S.F., 415-6587850; michaelkors.com. Isaia jacket, price upon request, blue knit sweater, $595, and white pants, $495, Isaia, B.H., 424-204-1169; isaia.it. Brunello Cucinelli polka-dot pocket square, $175, Brunello Cucinelli, B.H., 310724-8118; brunellocucinelli.com.

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p.81 Levi’s ’50s Western denim shirt, $225, Unionmade, S.F., 415-861-3373; levi.com. Richer Poorer Inc. heather gray T-shirt, $54 for two, richer-poorer.com. Sheryl Lowe Designs jewelry throughout, Lowe’s own. p.82 Kelly Cole recycle vintage white T-shirt, $55, and vintage engineer boots, $300, Kelly Cole, L.A., 323-692-5012; kellycole.com. Cult of Individuality jeans, Lowe’s own. p.83 John Varvatos white linen henley, $298, John Varvatos, Malibu, 310-317-8487; john varvatos.com. Prada black jeans, $550, B.H., 310-278-8661; prada.com. Chuck’s Vintage belt and boots, similar styles available, L.A., 323-653-5386; chucksvintage.com. p.84 Kelly Cole recycle vintage white T-shirt, and vintage engineer boots, see p.82, and belt, $144, Kelly Cole, L.A., 323-692-5012; kellycole.com.

p.85 John Varvatos black linen henley, $188, John Varvatos, Malibu, 310-317-8487; johnvarvatos.com. p.86 Kelly Cole overdyed copper T-shirt, $55, Kelly Cole, L.A., 323-6925012; kellycole.com. Prada black jeans, see p.83. Chuck’s vintage belt, see p.83.

DOUBLE DOWN

p.100 Hermès crew-neck pullover, $2,650, crepe cotton jersey T-shirt, $290, and white denim pants, $1,075, Hermès, B.H., 310-2786440; hermes.com. Michael Kors crushedcotton shirt blazer, $495, white henley, $145, and crushed-cotton chino, $295, Michael Kors, S.F., 415-658-7850; michaelkors.com. Calvin Klein Collection white double-strap sandal, $550, calvinklein.com. p.101 Dior Homme white jacket, $3,900, white and blue striped short-sleeved shirt, $520, and white denim jeans, $580, Dior, B.H., 310-859-4700; dior.com. Etro medallion-printed jacket, $1,870, collar shirt with floral detail, $985, and medallion-printed pant, $737, Etro, B.H., 310-248-2855; etro.com. p.102 Louis Vuitton Lahu embroidered caftan, price upon request, boxing shorts, price upon request, and Carré double stripes bleu scarf, $585, Louis Vuitton, B.H., 310-859-0457; louisvuitton.com. Paul & Shark white crew-neck from Fisherman’s Collection, $619, and woven trousers, $279, Paul & Shark, B.H., 310-246-9744; paulshark.it. Michael Bastian navy and flamingo rugby shirt, $450, michaelbastian nyc.com. Calvin Klein Collection white double-strap sandal, see p.100. p.103 Bally leather raincoat, $8,500, turtleneck, similar styles available, and shoes, $495, Bally, B.H., 310-247-1012; bally.com. Michael Kors crushed-denim chino, $245, Michael Kors, S.F., 415-658-7850; michaelkors.com. Isaia jacket, price upon request, blue knit sweater, $595, white pants, $495, and blue suede slip-ons, $695, Isaia, B.H., 424-204-1169; isaia.it. Brunello Cucinelli polka-dot pocket square, $175, Brunello Cucinelli, B.H., 310724-8118; brunellocucinelli.com. p.104 J. Crew wild jungle-print shirt, $69.50, and Wallace & Barnes Italian twill chino, $138, jcrew.com. Bottega Veneta jacket in haze cotton gabardine, shearling and corduroy details, $2,300, pants in haze corduroy, $890, and sandal in espresso calf, $590, Bottega Veneta, South Coast Plaza, 714-5409760; bottegaveneta.com. p.105 Prada suede jacket, $5,020, and brown and olive popeline Tulipano shirt, $750, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400; barneys.com. p.106 Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane multicolored upholstery floral jacket, $2,890, black and white microstripe shirt, $375, and blue destroyed denim, $890, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400; barneys.com. p.107 Dolce & Gabbana cotton-blend printed coat, $3,695, distressed denim jeans, $1,195, and canvas printed espadrille, $575, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.com. A.P.C. jersey tank top in charcoal gray, $80, A.P.C., L.A., 323-508-4700; apc.fr. Gucci Colorado ’70s stretch twill heritage jacket with oriental flower embroidery, $3,680, oatmeal silk crepe cambridge shirt, $650, urban blue twill pants, $790, and leather-sole slingback, $570, Gucci, B.H., 310-278-3451; gucci.com. p.108 Valentino navy and red pinstriped suit, $3,195, Barneys New York, B.H., 310276-4400; barneys.com. A.P.C. cotton jersey T-shirt in white, $95, A.P.C., LA, 323-5084700; apc.fr. BOSS Novan2/Ben suit, $895, BOSS, B.H., 310-859-2888; hugoboss.com. Michael Bastian navy and flamingo rugby shirt, see p.102. p.109 Salvatore Ferragamo striped shirt, $590, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H., 310-273-9990; ferragamo.com.

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