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Features 90 POP ROCKS
Glistening under the sun, the latest candycolored sparklers pack a serious punch.
100 MIND OVER MATTER After seven years of plotting, planning
and building, the new SFMOMA is finally here, and it’s everything it’s chalked up to be and more. Here, some of the institution’s top curators reflect on their herculean task.
108 SAND CASTLE The palatial new La Jolla estate of Texas magnate Darwin Deason and his wife, Katerina, brings the South of France to the edge of the Pacific.
116 AMUSE-BOUCHE With the opening of their familyfriendly restaurant concept, Au Fudge, Jessica Biel and her fun-loving business cohorts prove that you can have your cake…and eat it too.
120 TURNING A PAGE What was once forbidden territory for a pair of deeply entrenched New Yorkers has become something of a paradisiacal new beginning. Author Lesley M. M. Blume recounts her family’s new adventures in Hollywood.
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25 C WHAT’S HOT Just One Eye’s new look. Nick Fouquet talks hat tricks. America Martin conjures Picasso in Historic Filipinotown. Photographer Leslie Williamson’s midcentury tastes.
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55 C BEAUTY Kirsten Kjaer Weis puts on a fresh face. West Hollywood’s new It Girl hair salon. Plus, a Mother’s Day scent fit for a screen legend.
61 C DESIGN Rainbow bright: Alexandra von Furstenberg’s new L.A. flagship. Jay Jeffers’ collected cool. Ashe + Leandro hit the floor
71 C MENU Looking up: Mama Shelter’s rooftop is an Insta-destination. The cold-pressed phenomenon on everyone’s lips. Jonathan Waxman bows in Ghirardelli Square.
77 C TRAVEL Interior guru Martyn Lawrence Bullard ups the ante in Laguna Beach. New attitude: the state’s luxe hotel renovations.
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I have always been drawn to shiny objects (who isn’t?). A piece of jewelry can stop me in my tracks, especially when there’s a beautiful stone or two involved. The fact that this issue spotlights fine jewelry only deepens my love affair with said sparklers, and our jewelry portfolio presents some of the most covetable stunners of the season. Beyond precious baubles, we also feature a few local gems in this issue. Cover subject Jessica Biel is naturally gorgeous, but her true inner beauty shines when she is in her element. As a new mother, she wanted to bring her life as a mom together with her business acumen to create a sanctuary for other like-minded families to enjoy time together. Enter her besties, with whom she conceived the idea for Au Fudge, the most happening place for parents and toddlers this side of the Mississippi. We take you inside the party and oh, what a party it is! When the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopens this month, I am sure it will be a celebration for the books—the new space is beyond impressive and a true coup for the city. Ahead of the big reveal, we go inside the final stages of the reimagined institution with some of the top curators as they put their finishing touches on this masterpiece—a diamond in the rough, no more. Designer Timothy Corrigan’s latest project in La Jolla is already the picture of perfection: Perched on the cliffs, this dazzler takes full advantage of its breathtaking vistas. Corrigan wanted to pay tribute to the historic property from the 1920s, while looking ahead to its future. His thoughtful touches only add to the uniqueness of the estate. Speaking of irresistible locations, renowned writer and sixth-generation New Yorker Lesley M. M. Blume fell hard for Los Angeles and ended up moving her family west. The jewel-box home she found might have been the impetus for the transition, but it was the lifestyle that was really calling her here. Her first-person essay on life in the Golden State reflects just how lucky we all are to call California home. I appreciate how special it is to live here as I mark my 25th anniversary as a Californian this month. I am reminded of its uniqueness daily when I drive along Pacific Coast Highway on my way home and I see the jagged, rocky cliffs meet the pounding ocean. When I smell the intoxicating mix of night-blooming jasmine in my garden, I think there is nowhere else I want to be. The fact that we get to live our lives against the amazing backdrop of this storied state is the greatest treasure of all.
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C PEOPLE Who’s who behind the scenes of this month’s issue, plus their favorite California places
Daniella Midenge Yu Tsai “Jessica Biel was as sweet as all the sweets at Au Fudge,” says cover photographer Yu Tsai of the Hollywood star, who is featured at her new restaurant with fellow proprietors in “Amuse-Bouche,” p.116. Tsai’s celebrity portraiture spans everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio to Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry and Kate Upton, and his clients include Apple, CocaCola and Guess. C SPOTS • Cecconi’s restaurant in West Hollywood is perfect for meetings and people-watching • Mauro’s Cafe Fred Segal on Melrose is delicious, casual, comfortable and in my neighborhood • The new Broad museum in Downtown L.A. has an incredible collection and is so inspiring
“Any possibility to pop color and I will take it,” says Swedish-born fashion and beauty photographer Daniella Midenge, who snapped the season’s brightest, multihued baubles in “Pop Rocks,” p.90. The lenswoman splits her time between L.A. and N.Y., and counts Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, H&M and Swarovski as clients. C SPOTS • Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood for the interesting crowd and super-cozy outdoor area with a pool and butterfly garden on the roof • Melrose Trading Post in L.A. on the weekends • Rancho V in Pioneertown for shoots, hanging out and gathering inspiration and energy
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Fiona Park “Working on the May issue for the Au Fudge cover shoot [“Amuse-Bouche,” p.116] and jewelry story [“Pop Rocks,” p.90] was so much fun; both have a cute, quirky twist,” says L.A.-based freelance stylist assistant Fiona Park, who regularly collaborates with stylists Jessica de Ruiter and Annina Mislin. C SPOTS • Malibu Wines for a relaxing day with friends • Walking around the Huntington Library gardens in Pasadena • Arcana: Books on the Arts in Culver City—the best!
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Marinet Matthee “I was in the company of some great, talented people in the industry,” says model Marinet Matthee of the cast behind “Pop Rocks,” p.90. “And for a model, you are your team.” A Cape Town native, Matthee is currently based in New York and has walked the runway for the likes of Nicole Miller and Marissa Webb. C SPOTS • Café Gratitude in L.A.—the food is incredible, and that moment we think about what we are grateful for is needed every day • Manhattan Beach for a quick beach trip • Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena
“No other magazine showcases the range of design styles that represent California, so I was particularly pleased to have this project featured in C,” says designer Timothy Corrigan of the La Jolla residence he designed for Katerina and Darwin Deason, spotlighted in “Sand Castle,” p.108. With offices in L.A. and Paris, Corrigan is a regular on Architectural Digest’s esteemed AD100 list and is behind such high-profile projects as the restoration of the 45,000-square-foot French landmark Château du Grand-Lucé. C SPOTS • Samuel & Sons in L.A. has the best selection of passementerie • Vandeuren Galleries in West Hollywood for beautiful, handmade fine-art frames • The Tower Bar at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood for people-watching and great views
TSAI: TREVER SWEARINGEN. MATTHEE: THE LIONS NY. CORRIGAN: CHEYENNE ELLIS
C PEOPLE Who’s who behind the scenes of this month’s issue, plus their favorite California places “Jessica Biel was a dream to dress,” says L.A.-based stylist Jessica de Ruiter, who brought her curatorial eye to the set of this month’s cover story, “Amuse-Bouche,” p.116. “Her natural beauty and grace really shone through, despite the mega gowns she was wearing.” De Ruiter has styled Hollywood A-listers, including Jennifer Lawrence and Drew Barrymore, and is a regular contributor to the pages of Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and W. C SPOTS • Galerie Half antique store—one of the most inspiring interiors resources in L.A. • Sqirl cafe in L.A. for the Stella bowl • Cookbook market in Echo Park has everything I need to stock my kitchen
C People 2 Ami Sioux “I consider doing a portrait of someone like a dance—and honestly it was a pleasure to dance with both of them,” says photographer and musician Ami Sioux, who captured author Lesley M. M. Blume at home for “Turning a Page,” p.120, as well as milliner Nick Fouquet for “Under the Brim,” p.32. Sioux’s work has appeared in i-D and Vogue Paris, and she will release a book on Tokyo this year. The singer and guitarist will also debut her second full-length album this fall. C SPOTS • Hiking the Grotto Trails at Circle X Ranch in Malibu—you climb down into this amazing cave • The Esalen Hot Springs baths in Big Sur • The Old Place in Agoura Hills is great for hanging out at the bar and having a steak
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Lesley M. M. Blume “I just moved from NYC to L.A. in January, and this feature with C was the best welcome present ever,” says author Lesley M. M. Blume, who recounts the pilgrimage for “Turning a Page,” p.120. Her much-anticipated book Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27) comes out in June. C SPOTS • Violet Grey on Melrose Place for guiltypleasure beauty products • République in L.A. for the chocolate-caramel cake • Rolling Greens on Beverly for hanginggarden splurges
Aubrie Pick “It was bizarre and amazing to photograph the SFMOMA in such a liminal state; watching the bustle of installation, seeing the spaces before they were complete,” says S.F.-based food, lifestyle and interiors photographer Aubrie Pick, who captured the recently reopened museum for “Mind over Matter,” p.100. Pick has shot cookbooks for Luisa Weiss, Charlotte Druckman, Guy Fieri and Chrissy Teigen. C SPOTS • Minnesota Street Project in S.F. is helping to renew the Bay Area art scene • Indian Springs Resort and Spa in Calistoga • La Ciccia in Noe Valley is a teeny, tiny Italian restaurant with killer house-made pasta and a cozy vibe
Martyn Lawrence Bullard “The magic that exists in Laguna is so special,” says celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard of his project, featured in “Vantage Points,” p.77. The L.A.-based award-winning designer has an A-list client roster including Aaron Sorkin, Cher and Tommy Hilfiger. C SPOTS • Hearst Castle in San Simeon • The lesser-known wineries of Paso Robles, an amazing way to spend the weekend • Vintage shopping and midcenturyarchitecture spotting in Palm Springs
DE RUITER: BRIGITTE SHIRE. BLUME: CLAIBORNE SWANSON FRANK. SIOUX: VISVALDAS MORKEVICIUS. PICK: AESCHLEAH DEMARTINO. LAWRENCE BULLARD: DEBORAH ANDERSON
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THE A TEAM
Au Fudge’s group of all-star co-owners mixed business with pleasure at their new West Hollywood restaurant on the set of our cover shoot (“Amuse-Bouche,” p.116).
Hatmaker Nick Fouquet filled us in on the tricks of his trade during a visit to his Venice Beach studio (“Under the Brim,” p.32).
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Skin-care line Etta + Billie shared a fresh new soap collaboration with Heath Ceramics that has us in a lather (“Raise the Bar,” p.58).
Photographer Daniella Midenge captured a full range of larger-than-life baubles set against fluorescent backgrounds (“Pop Rocks,” p.90).
Author Lesley M. M. Blume opened up her L.A. abode to tell the story behind her West Coast pilgrimage (“Turning a Page,” p.120).
A Spanish Colonial detail as reimagined by Martyn Lawrence Bullard at Laguna Beach’s new Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa (“Vantage Points,” p.77).
“RAISE THE BAR” (P.58): COURTESY OF ETTA + BILLIE. “TURNING A PAGE” (P.120): KENDALL CONRAD. “UNDER THE BRIM” (P.32): AMI SIOUX. ”VANTAGE POINTS” (P.77): TIM STREET-PORTER
WHAT’S HOT Written and edited by
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French Twist With DESIGNER and longtime friend Aurélie Larrousse, PAOLA RUSSO, the mastermind behind L.A.’s JUST ONE EYE, lends her distinctive vision to a new line, BEAU SOUCI MAY 2016 C 25
WHAT’S HOT Paola Russo and Aurélie Larrousse go way back—long before Russo opened L.A.’s closely watched art/fashion concept shop Just One Eye following executive stints at Ann Demeulemeester and Maxfield. Larrousse, for her part, studied at Studio Berçot and launched her first line in 2011 at L’Eclaireur. “We are both from Nice,” says Russo, who has lived in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. “I’ve known her since she was a baby.” Their new line, Beau Souci (named after Francois Malherbe’s 16th-century poem
“Mon Beau Souci,” meaning “my beautiful worry”), is anything but child’s play. Under Russo’s creative guidance, Larrousse’s designs capture the laid-back spirit of Southern California and the sophisticated élan of Paris in the form of striped sequin tops, metallic blazers and suede safari jackets. Following a pop-up at Bergdorf Goodman in New York this spring featuring the line’s second season, a collaboration of flats with L.A.-based Newbark completes the sunkissed Cali girl meets edgy Parisienne look. justoneeye.com; beausouci.com. •
Designer Aurélie Larrousse. Below: BEAU SOUCI X NEWBARK Babouche flats, $1,020.
Cotogna alum Jason “Buffalo” LoGrasso oversees the riverfront bar at BASALT.
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CABANA Chic For Nars’ limited-edition summer collection, Under Cover, the makeup brand pegged Los Angeles-based (and Greece-born) contemporary artist Konstantin Kakanias to capture the spell of the French Riviera’s glamorous beaches in wittily packaged eye shadows, available in shades like shimmering tealgreen (Deep End), as well as pigmentrich lip shades in crimson (Members Only) and blush in sandy peach and soft raspberry (Sexual Content). $28-$45; narscosmetics.com.
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A string of new Napa Valley restaurants is setting the city’s dining scene ablaze. Joining the recently opened Ninebark (ninebark-napa.com) downtown is Basalt (basaltnapa.com), where chef Esteban Escobar turns out dishes amid a sleek atmosphere and earthy furnishings. • The Restaurant at Meadowood’s director Nathaniel Dorn and chef Christopher Kostow are opening The Charter Oak (christopherkostow.com) in the former Tra Vigne space this summer, where rustic dishes will include a rotisserie pork shoulder dressed with a miso of acorns. • Chef Curtis Di Fede will offer smoked fish and rice bowls at Japanese-inspired izakaya Miminashi (miminashi.com), while TwoBirds/OneStone (twobirdsone
stonenapa.com), the California-inspired yakitori restaurant by chefs Sang Yoon and Douglas Keane, will be housed in the newly rehabbed Freemark Abbey Winery in St. Helena. • Las Alcobas (starwoodhotels.com), a new hotel property on St. Helena’s old Grandview estate, will bow with a restaurant and spa this fall. • Chef Kyle Connaughton and his wife Katina are opening Single Thread Farms Restaurant & Inn (single threadfarms.com), which will showcase Japanese-accented French fare. • And later this year, Kenzo Tsujimoto’s (kenzo estate.com) yet-to-be-named Japanese restaurant and tasting room on Pearl Street will dish up fresh fish from Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.
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WHAT’S HOT Spotlight
Clockwise from left: Artist AMERICA MARTIN at work in her studio. Red Poppies, 2015. The spacious sitting area of her live/work space. Woman, 2015.
A trip to AMERICA MARTIN’s expansive live/work space reveals a prolific young artist’s flourishing BODY OF WORK
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The arts are a part of her DNA: Her mother, Margaret Martin, founded the Harmony Project, a nonprofit organization that provides music education in underserved communities. After spending one year at the School of the Museum of
Fine Arts in Boston (studying everything from welding to photography), Martin was determined to disprove a professor’s advice to always have a plan B. In 2001, she moved into her mom’s garage in Hollywood in order to pursue art full time. Martin’s resolve paid off. She is represented by the JoAnne Artman Gallery in Laguna Beach and New York, and her celebrity collectors include Kirsten Dunst, Giovanni Ribisi, Simon Helberg, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. “I’m finding more narratives for series of works I’m doing,” Martin says, mentioning social issues as an example. The resulting pieces aren’t overtly politicized nor her version of Guernica. A professed lover of art history and anthropology, Martin expresses the past through her work, but in balance with the present. “I’m always interested in tomorrow,” she says. “Or now.” joanne artmangallery.com; americamartin.com. • JESSICA RITZ
STUDIO INTERIOR (2): JACOB KHAN. RED POPPIES: AMERICA MARTIN, 2015, OIL AND INK ON ARCHIVAL COTTON RAG PRINT, 18 × 16 INCHES, LOCATION: JOANNE ARTMAN GALLERY. WOMAN: AMERICA MARTIN, 2015, OIL & ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 63⅞ × 33½ INCHES, LOCATION: JOANNE ARTMAN GALLERY
“This year has been a rejuvenation, and a scaling back,” says artist America Martin. To the observer who enters her expansive studio in the Historic Filipinotown neighborhood located west of Downtown L.A., the latter part of this claim is hard to comprehend. Martin’s open live/work building, a former drapery warehouse, is stocked full with recently completed and in-progress oil and acrylic paintings on coarse linens. Massive, expressive canvases evoking Picasso and early-20th-century masters, such as Fernand Léger, are stacked against walls. Not to mention sculptures, too. Her loft space breathes and breeds creativity. Martin’s kitchen area upstairs accommodates quiet work breaks and dinner parties; a spacious sitting area below features history and art books and vintage film posters (her favorites are of The Red Balloon and a Serbian poster for the 1972 Ken Russell film Savage Messiah). Here, she also hosts dramatic readings of plays and screenplays, and even friends’ aromatherapy workshops. With a wiry figure, a buoyant manner and bright hazel-green eyes, the 35-year-old is intensely ambitious.
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“My stays in the Mojave Desert and the Salton Sea really inspired this journey,” says L.A.-based and Parisian-born designer Sandrine Rose Abessera of her namesake line’s debut collection, hitting stores this season. Sandrine Rose’s relaxed jeans, slim-fit T-shirts and cargo pants are available in faded washes and unexpected hues like rust, and are embellished with geometric shapes inspired by architecture that pays homage to the works of visual artists like Noah Purifoy and Marcel Duchamp. From $68; Just One Eye, 7000 Romaine St., L.A., 323-969-9129; justoneeye.com; sandrinerose.com.
Walking on Sunshine Together with Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization working to increase access to quality education in developing countries, designer Stuart Weitzman is raising funds from the ground up (literally). Proceeds from his new limited-edition suede block-heel sandal (a yellow pencil-hued version of his spring collection’s NearlyNude line) will help fund his promise to build self-sustaining schools in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos. stuart weitzman.com; pencilsofpromise.org.
STUART WEITZMAN NearlyNude Dandelion suede sandals, $398.
This month, Gwyneth Paltrow’s expanding lifestyle empire heads to San Francisco with goop MRKT: a Steven Volpe-designed pop-up boutique inside the city’s only Frank Lloyd Wright building. The polished space features a discerning mix of kitchen wares by March and Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co., apparel by Small Trade Company, furnishings by Hedge Gallery and a beauty studio from L.A.based Striiike. 140 Maiden Ln., S.F.; goop.com.
LAURENCE BRAS Ink pants, $215, and Cowboy sandals, $330, available at LA FRENCH BOUTIQUE.
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With L.A. restaurants Picca, Paiche and the now-shuttered Mo-Chica under his belt, chef Ricardo Zarate is ready to fire up another Peruvian kitchen. “This time, I want to do something that is very connected to me,” says the Lima-born chef, who aims to “introduce Peruvian cuisine on a more personal level” at his forthcoming restaurant, Rosaliné, set to open this summer in the former Comme Ça space on Melrose. Amidst an ambiance echoing the streets of Peru (thanks to Kevin Tsai Architecture), diners can experience flavors inspired by Zarate’s debut cookbook, The Fire of Peru (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35). 8479 Melrose Ave., W.H.; rosalinela.com.
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“French style is je ne sais quoi; it’s about attitude, this way of paying attention to how we dress while suggesting the opposite,” says Laurina Da Silva, coproprietor (with her husband Dany) of the new Downtown Los Angeles shop La French Boutique. The Parisian expats lend their curatorial eye to a selection of women’s clothing, jewelry, handbags and shoes exclusively from French designers including Aurélie Bidermann and Laurence Bras. Da Silva’s favorite? A hemstitched bohemian maxi from Ba&sh. 548 S. Spring St., #109, L.A.; lafrenchboutique.com.
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WHAT’S HOT Studio Visit
Clockwise from left: NICK FOUQUET in his studio wearing boots from his new collaboration with GEORGE ESQUIVEL. The rustic store and work space. Hats from Fouquet’s Fall 2016 collection. A custom Nick Fouquet hat trunk featuring art by Garrett Wasserman.
UNDER the Brim
“I came into a magical accident,” says Nick Fouquet, reminiscing about his vocational calling as he gazes up from beneath a distressed contemporary Western hat at his Venice studio. A career in fashion wasn’t always in the cards for the rugged New York City-born hatmaker, who grew up in the South of France and Florida and attended school for environmental science and sustainable development before making his way to California nearly a decade ago. The son of model Bernard Fouquet—the longtime patriarch figure in many a Tommy Hilfiger ad campaign—Nick, now 33, began modeling at age 22 (recently, alongside Kate Moss for Etro) and apprenticed under Christophe Loiron of menswear line
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Mister Freedom. But it wasn’t until 2011, when he encountered a cowboy on Abbot Kinney and inquired about his topper— to which the man replied that he made it himself—that the wheels were set in motion for Fouquet to start his namesake line. Today, he and an eight-person team work out of a spacious Venice atelier and storefront on an unassuming stretch of Lincoln Boulevard, having relocated from Abbot Kinney last year. A short drive from Fouquet’s home in Santa Monica, the Craftsman-style bungalow reflects his bohemian sensibilities, with curios from his global travels, hats strewn on walls, and leather and suede shoes from his new collaboration with fellow Los Angeles-based
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Clockwise from left: Fouquet steams a headpiece in preparation for shaping. As part of the distressing process, he firetreats the hat. A fitting credo on one of the shop’s chalkboard walls. Hat blocks and custom band blocks used to measure and shape hats are stacked on shelves.
designer George Esquivel. Fouquet’s approach is a breath of fresh air compared to today’s fast fashion. Paying homage to craft and tradition, the milliner simultaneously takes cues from the Old West (wide brims) and the Old World (high crowns), and then adds his own “special sauce”: distressing the felt, using fire and paint, attaching his signature grosgrain matchstick, and lately, adding accoutrements such as precious stones and rare beads—“It’s just the trip I’m on right now,” he says. It’s these eclectic and rough-andtumble touches melded with luxe materials like 100 percent beaver-fur felt that have led to one-of-a-kind commissions for Pharrell, Justin Bieber, Bob Dylan, Gigi Hadid and the queen of chapeaus herself, Diane Keaton. He’s also been tapped to create two exclusive capsule collections for Italian hatmaker Borsalino to be released in 2017. Likewise, his seasonal collections, presented in Paris three times a year for retailers including Barneys New York and Colette, have proven to be hot tickets. This fall’s trip will see another accessory added to the mix: bags. Says Fouquet, “The materials used [for the bags] are really a true transition from the hats, including sunbleached nudie leather with felt pockets, stitches and my quirky elements.” As more accessories start to unfold, he assures headpieces will remain his first love, but true to Fouquet’s free-spirited ethos, he tries not to get too attached: “I have a gem,” he reveals. “And she’ll break my heart when she goes.” 853 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310-310-2315; nickfouquet.com. • LINDSAY KINDELON
WHEN STYLE BECOMES A STATEMENT.
RIMOWA Stores: Beverly Hills 313 N. Rodeo Drive, Phone: 310-888-8686 San Francisco 259 Post Street, Phone: 415-230-2688 www.rimowa.com
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A lifelong Californian who has called San Francisco home for the past 16 years, photographer and author Leslie Williamson’s books (Handcrafted Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers and Modern Originals: At Home with Midcentury European Designers) are veritable bibles for the design enthusiast. Currently shooting her third tome, an ode to California’s cultural pioneers (Alice Waters, the original architects of Sea Ranch and the poet Robinson Jeffers), Williamson says, “I cannot think of anything more fun to do than follow my curiosity. A house tour is usually involved.” lesliewilliamson.com.
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3. 1. KRISTINA HOLEY skin-care center, 864 Post St., S.F. 2. ERIN LEE GAFILL painting, Easter Sunday, Big Sur, 2016, $2,975, carmelart.org. 3. THE LANDING art gallery, 5118 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A. 4. SPLITLEAF PHILODENDRON houseplant. 5. SOPHIE BUHAI Zig Zag bracelet, $700, sophiebuhai.com. 6. THE CARS The Elektra Years 1978-1987 album, $47. 7. MARIA MOYER handmade porcelain vessels, from $900, mariamoyer.com. 8. UNIVERSAL CAFE, 2814 19th St., S.F. 9. MAX FROMMELD glass spoons in Amber, $46 each, shopgeneralstore.com. 10. A DÉTACHER Spring/Summer 2016. 11. ATELIER DION Blunk cup, $350/set of 4, General Store, 4035 Judah St., S.F.
WRITTEN BY KELSEY M C KINNON. (1.): CHLOE AFTEL. (2.): TOM BIRMINGHAM. (3.): JOSHUA WHITE. (4.): RIIKKA KANTINKOSKI; WEEKDAYCARNIVAL BLOG. (5.): KAYTEN SCHMIDT. (6.): COURTESY OF RHINO MEDIA. (7.): LAUREN COLEMAN. (8.): ERIKA CASTANEDA. (9.): MAX FROMMELD (10.): JONAS GUSTAVSSON. PORTRAIT AND (11.): LESLIE WILLIAMSON
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Sizing up CALIFORNIA’S glamorous SCENE one BASH at a time
Oscar de la Renta A sea of floor-grazing Oscar de la Renta gowns flooded the de Young museum as it unveiled the highly anticipated exhibition, “Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective,” with a black-tie gala. Exhibit curator and former American Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley joined Creative Director Peter Copping and patrons who came to witness the ultimate love letter to the late de la Renta and his celebrated designs.
André Leon Talley, Denise Hale
Dede Wilsey, Boaz Mazor, Annette de la Renta
Wes Carroll, Joy Venturini Bianchi, Lisa and John Grotts
Stephanie and Jim Marver
Reports Vanessa Getty
Brooke Davenport, Erica Pelosini
Mandy Moore, Minka Kelly Charlotte Ronson Ashley Madekwe, Kiernan Shipka
Kendall Conrad, Cameron Silver, Shiva Rose Rashida Jones
Jaime King, Soo Joo Park
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Fendi marked its grand return to Rodeo Drive with a star-studded cocktail party inside its glimmering new flagship boutique. Alessandra Ambrosio, Rashida Jones and Jaime King donned head-totoe signature designs from the Italian label and enjoyed a DJ set courtesy of the stylish sister-trio Haim.
Komal Shah, Gina Peterson, Katie Traina
Chateau Marmont’s Penthouse 64 transformed into a bohemian paradise to fete the launch of Los Angelesbased line Dôen. The label’s founders, sisters Katherine and Margaret Kleveland, and partners Allie Furlotti, Hilary Walsh and Hilary Tisch joined guests including Mandy Moore, Minka Kelly and Nicole Richie—all three wore matching Handkerchief dresses from the collection.
Hilary Walsh, Margaret Kleveland, Katherine Kleveland
DE LA RENTA: DREW ALTIZER. DÔEN: DONATO SARDELLA. FENDI: STEFANIE KEENAN AND DONATO SARDELLA
Karen Richardson, Karen Caldwell
Van Cleef & Arpels
Courtney Eaton and Ross Lynch
Kevin and Nicole Systrom
Anne V., Jeremy Stoppelman and Kelcey Morton
Alexis and Trevor Traina
Throngs of San Francisco socials assembled at the city’s Legion of Honor for the annual Mid-Winter Gala to benefit the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. Sponsored by Dolce & Gabbana, the majestic evening drew designer Domenico Dolce himself, who joined the evening’s honorary cochairs, Vanessa Getty and Trevor Traina, and guests from the worlds of tech, art, fashion, philanthropy and entertainment including Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, Mad Max’s Courtney Eaton and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke.
Adam Blackman and David Cruz, of design emporium Blackman Cruz, hosted a dinner titled “Illuminati Unum,” the first in a series of private events for friends and design lovers. The evening toasted Jane Hallworth and Damian Jones’ new furniture collaboration, as well as individual creations available at the Highland Avenue shop.
Damian Jones, Kate and Adam Blackman, Kirsten Dunst, David Cruz
Nicole Simone, Kelly Sawyer Patricof, Jenni Kayne, Ali Taekman
Alison Palevsky, Oliver M. Furth
Stella McCartney + H.E.A.R.T. Eve Gerber, Stella McCartney, Cio Soler
Marking a fifth year of partnership, Stella McCartney teamed with H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Ease Abuse Related Trauma) and founding member Eve Gerber for an annual benefit brunch and shopping at interior designer Molly Isaksen Sures’ Los Angeles home.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Christiane Lemieux, Cliff Fong
J.K. PLACE Malibu
Gloria Campano, Bradley Cooper
Orlando Bloom, Katie Couric
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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Alexandra Lenas Parker and Sean Parker
Lenny Kravitz, Katy Perry
The PARKER Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
Tech mogul Sean Parker and the Parker Foundation joined some of Hollywood’s brightest stars to fete the launch of The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy with an illustrious gala at the philanthropist’s Holmby Hills estate. The evening featured a roster of musical acts including Lady Gaga, John Legend and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, before ending on an even higher note with Parker’s announcement of a $250 million kick-start contribution to the institute and its cancer research.
Italian luxury boutique hotel chain J.K. Place hosted a weeklong event in Malibu with nightly dinner parties and culinary indulgences at the streamlined residence of real-estate scion Kurt Rappaport.
Claudio Meli, Ori Kafri, Samuel Porreca, Martino Acampora
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Emilia Clarke, Domenico Dolce
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GUESS Flower Child jacket, $128, macys.com, and braided ’70s flare jeans, $108, guess.com. PIERRE HARDY slider, $495, pierrehardy.com.
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On the Rise
“Embroidery is a big trend. I love how it can update a denim jacket and make it personalized.” —Paige Adams-Geller, Paige co-founder and creative director
“Crops—no matter what fit—define the silhouette of the season. As inseams have moved up, so have the rises. We’ve had a lot of fun playing around with a few homemade concepts including irregular inseams from front to back as well as undone hems that show contrasting wash tones.” —Tim Kaeding, Mother co-founder and designer
“White denim for summer is an absolute must-have, but can be tricky to wear… It should be flattering and lived-in. We couldn’t find a white denim fabric that we liked so we worked closely with a mill in Italy to create our own— exclusive to AMO.” —Kelly Urban and Misty Zollars, AMO Denim founders and designers
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Unfinished Business “The raw-edge denim trend brings what is generally a more structured fabric into the street style we are all obsessing over right now. The grittiness of the relaxed ’90s style, transcending into the fabric most of us can’t live without, gives our feel-good staple an edge.” —Candice Fragis, Farfetch’s buying and merchandising director
“I love flared jeans because they elongate the legs. Wear them with a pair of wedges and a bohemian blouse or a simple T-shirt and you’re set for summer.” —Elyse Walker, fashion director of FORWARD by Elyse Walker
“The flight suit is the ultimate no-fuss summer must-have. It is a sophisticated style with a casual, cool look.” —Catherine Ryu, Citizens of Humanity creative director
AMO DENIM: EMMAN MONTALVAN
1. MOTHER Undone Hem Maverick jeans, $238, motherdenim.com. 2. PAIGE City of Angels jacket, $239, paige.com. 3. AMO DENIM Twist cropped jeans in Sea Salt, $238, madisonlosangeles.com. 4. MARQUES’ ALMEIDA frayed denim twill top, $258, farfetch.com. 5. CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Sierra jumpsuit in Deep Indigo, $308, shopbop.com. 6. STELLA MCCARTNEY ’70s Flare jeans, $385, fwrd.com.
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FASHION Closet Envy Rather than donning another LBD for the next opening or dinner party, scroll through the newly launched app Armarium, a treasure trove of gowns, bags, dresses and even jewelry culled from current-season collections of Marchesa, Etro, Peter Pilotto and the like, which are available for rental for just such an occasion. The brainchild of Trisha Gregory, former PR director for Salvatore Ferragamo, and fashion designer and style entrepreneur Alexandra Lind Rose, the new company takes care of your dry cleaning, and even has a brigade of stylists on call via Skype, in the New York showroom or ready to come to your own home for guidance. armarium.com.
BURIED TREASURE “I love using petrified wood because the ‘stones’ all have a wonderful story or history and are actually fossils. Palmwood [used in the earrings at right] began life millions of years ago as the fallen trunk of a palm tree,” says jewelry designer Mish Tworkowski of Mish New York about his latest pair of one-of-a-kind earrings. “All of the beautiful markings in the stones are actually characteristics of the original piece of wood…Nature never ceases to provide the best source of inspiration!” mishnewyork.com.
MISH NEW YORK petrified palmwood earrings, $32,200.
Fashion (bits) SURF’S Up We’re flipping over French jeweler Garaude Paris’ Hokusai earrings, an homage to The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1831), the iconic work by Japanese ukiyo-e (a genre of wood-block print and painting) artist Hokusai. Each signed and numbered piece features the intricate wave detail in colored titanium with the break accented in diamonds. Maxfield, 8825 Melrose Ave., L.A., 310-274-8800; maxfieldla.com.
GARAUDE PARIS Hokusai earrings, $9,500.
PRADA Galleria bags, $2,390 each.
Fans of Prada’s iconic Galleria bag (carried religiously by Kerry Washington’s stylesavvy character, Olivia Pope, on ABC’s drama Scandal) will welcome the newest variation to the collection. Named after the first-ever Prada store in Milan, the latest version is designed in ultrasoft leather and lined with suede in contrasting colors. 343 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-278-8661; prada.com.
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WRITTEN BY HEATHER SEVERS AND ELIZABETH VARNELL. DIAMOND AND BRAWN: MATTHEW KRISTALL. PURSES: COURTESY OF PRADA
From left: The new ARMARIUM app. Nell Diamond and Alessandra Brawn wearing PRABAL GURUNG from the Armarium collection.
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ICONIC STYLE Balenciaga · Berluti · Bottega Veneta · Brioni · Brunello Cucinelli · Cartier · Céline · Chanel Charlotte Olympia · Chloé · Christian Louboutin · Dior · Dolce & Gabbana · Fendi · Gucci · Hermès Kate Spade New York · Lanvin · Longchamp · Louis Vuitton · Marni · Miu Miu · Moncler · Oscar de la Renta Prada · Ralph Lauren · Roger Vivier · Saint Laurent · Salvatore Ferragamo · Tod’s · Vacheron Constantin Saks Fifth Avenue · Bloomingdale’s · Nordstrom · Macy’s partial listing
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1. VETO stainless-steel and diamond ring, $575, jewelista.com. 2. REPOSSI Serti Sur Vide triple-band ring, price upon request, Barneys New York, B.H. 3. CHANEL Plume ring, $6,400, Chanel, B.H. 4. JEMMA WYNNE diamond and sapphire open ring, $19,240, jemmawynne.com. 5. KIMBERLY MCDONALD One of a Kind finger cuff, $6,175, Kimberly McDonald, L.A. 6. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Two Butterfly betweenthe-finger ring, $24,900, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H. 7. DEZSO BY SARA BELTRAN Pinky Cuff ring, $1,760, Barneys New York, B.H. 8. ANDREA FOHRMAN lapis and diamond ring, $2,850, jaimiegellerjewelry.com. 9. DIOR FINE JEWELRY Diorama Précieuse ring, $9,500, Dior, B.H. 10. HOORSENBUHS Revere ring, $7,500, hoorsenbuhs.com. 11. ZOE CHICCO pearl and diamond open ring, $385, zoechicco.com.
JASON WU marble open ring, $355, jasonwustudio.com.
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Flying High From wildlife-adorned silk scarves to bird-printed heels, Salvatore Ferragamo’s longtime fascination with nature and travel is no secret. Now the Italian fashion house has enlisted L.A.-based jewelry designer Daniela Villegas to modernize the Ferragamo hallmark. In a playful capsule collection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings fashioned from silver and gemstones, Villegas crafts a rich narrative around the theme of birds flying from their cages to symbolize freedom and exploration. 357 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-273-9990; ferragamo.com.
UNIFORM WARES C33 rose gold watch, $500.
Fancy FOOTWORK Shoe designer Alexandre Birman has set his sights on Los Angeles with the inaugural California outpost of his Brazilian-born Schutz brand. Birman, who also spearheads his own luxury namesake footwear line, opened the first outpost of his lower-priced label in New York in 2012. Now he makes the leap to the left coast with a gleaming footwear emporium on Beverly Drive, complete with a VIP room, showcasing his take on this season’s party-ready heels. 314 N. Beverly Dr., B.H., 310-435-9669; schutz-shoes.com.
SCHUTZ sandals, $170.
British watch brand Uniform Wares has long catered to refined palates with its affordable Swiss-made line of sleek men’s timepieces. This spring, the minimalist label broadens its reach to include women with its modern C-Line and slimmer M-Line. The 18-style range boasts a discreet, more polished profile, rounded out with details like sapphireglass lenses and fine-lacquered dials. Band selections include a gold-linked bracelet and textured Italian calf leather. uniformwares.com. SOPHIA WEBSTER Mini Claudie Kapowski bag, $650, net-a-porter.com.
From left: Model Lara Stone in FRAME denim. The new Melrose Place boutique.
Making a Splash WEST HOLLYWOOD
A LEG Up In just three years, L.A. and London-based clothing line Frame has been picked up by 1,000 retailers worldwide and amassed a cult following across Hollywood’s It crowd (Gigi Hadid and Jessica Alba, among countless others). Now, co-founders Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede (the same duo behind Mr. Porter, Industrie Magazine and Saturday Group) have opened their first retail store on Melrose Place filled with the line’s coveted, stripped-down apparel. Inside, find the latest in ready-to-wear, denim and more, including cropped Le Flare de Francoise jeans exclusive to the store. 8467 Melrose Pl., W.H., 310-464-2270; frame-store.com.
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For Sophia Webster, this year’s British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner, it’s all about the details. Just like the whimsical heel designs that brought her critical acclaim, Webster’s debut handbag collection blends vibrant colors with wild prints. Think iridescent clutches, flamingo-embellished crossbodies and nautical blue totes. Webster’s inspiration? California beach culture, L.A. artist David Hockney’s iconic pool paintings and a splash of ’80s Miami. sophiawebster.com.
WRITTEN BY DANIELLE D I MEGLIO AND LESLEY M C KENZIE. COLLAGE: MOLLY DICKSON FOR SALVATORE FERRAGAMO. FAME: COURTESY ERIK TORSTENSSON/FRAME. STORE INTERIOR: COURTESY OF FRAME
DANIELA VILLEGAS FOR SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Cage bracelet, $870, and Parrot ring, $240.
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Fashion (bits) Inside THE EDIT BY FRĒDA SALVADOR + JANESSA LEONÉ. Janessa Leoné’s Dahlia, Angelica and Agave Panama hats, $264 each.
AMAIÒ SWIM Café de Paris bikini, $385.
L.A. milliner and bag designer Janessa Leoné and San Francisco-based Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo-Nelson of made-in-Spain footwear line Freda Salvador have joined forces under one roof to cover your accessory needs. Located inside Culver City’s Platform shopping destination, The Edit by Freda Salvador + Janessa Leoné combines the brands’ complementary pared-back aesthetics in their first shared retail setting. “Both of our brands are modern and streamlined in design, and both offer artisan products that focus on detail and craftsmanship,” says Leoné, whose latest includes the vacation-ready Aster Panama hat. “We have a loyal following for accomplishing products that are both minimal yet effective.” 8840 Washington Blvd., #106, Culver City, 310-256-2296; janessaleone.com; fredasalvador.com.
L.A.-based designer Samantha Khoury’s Parisian fine arts education meets her affinity for the California coast in the premiere of her elegantly sporty label Amaiò Swim. The first collection, Le Début, features a haute take on sophisticated one-pieces and bikinis in earth tones and launches this month, in time for the first wave of summer. From $350; amaioswim.com.
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WRITTEN BY CAITLIN CORBIN, LESLEY M C KENZIE AND ELIZABETH VARNELL. AMFITHEATROF: CRAIG M C DEAN. HATS: COURTESY OF JANESSA LEONE. STORE INTERIOR: DARCY HEMLEY. SWIMWEAR: DOUG HAC
From left: TIFFANY & CO. Water Colors necklace and Making Waves earrings, prices upon request.
“A wondrous world unfolds beneath the surface,” says jewelry designer Francesca Amfitheatrof of the plant life and fascinating creatures that inspired her latest work. The Tiffany & Co. design director says she plumbed the depths of the oceans and the natural world ashore as she went about creating the diamond-encrusted pieces that make up this year’s Blue Book Collection, The Art of Transformation. Like the evolutionary process Amfitheatrof explores in her second such collection for the jewelry house, a contoured bracelet made up of swirling leaves, flowers and ferns, and set with more than 1,800 diamonds, took time to produce (1,000 hours were spent handcrafting this glittering bauble). Similarly, for Amfitheatrof, a starfish cuff made of sapphires, tsavorites and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold evokes the “powerful beauty” and mystery of the world’s most dynamic creatures. “Wearing these extraordinary gems changes the way we move through the world.” 350 Post St., S.F., 415-781-7000; 210 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com.
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KIRSTEN KJAER WEIS created this fresh look by applying her namesake line’s Paper Thin foundation and Radiance highlighter, followed by lip tint in Bliss Full, Wisdom eye shadow and mascara.
Full Bloom Beauty maven KIRSTEN KJAER WEIS continues to change the landscape of the MAKEUP INDUSTRY with the expansion of her NATURAL LINE MAY 2016 C 55
BEAUTY For Danish-born, New York-based makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis, her sole vision in 2003 was to launch an organic cosmetics line that fused luxury and high performance with natural ingredients. After working on commercial sets and with publications like Vogue and Elle for 20 years, she noticed that nearly all of her clients used products that irritated their skin. “If these products are causing shortterm effects like breakouts and rashes, then what would the long-term effects look like?” says Kjaer Weis. “There had to be another choice.” In 2010, she launched Kjaer Weis and has since amassed a cult following for
KJAER WEIS Precious cream blush, $56.
her exquisite formulas, which consist of raw materials and pigments extracted from nature (including rosa rubiginosa oil, honeysuckle, gardenia and beeswax). And not to be overlooked, the elegant (and sustainable) white-bronze metal packaging is courtesy of L.A.-based creative director Marc Atlan, also known for his iconic Yves Saint Laurent packaging and Comme des Garçons perfume bottles. Apart from her highly anticipated lipstick launch this fall, joining the lineup this month are the multiuse Precious cream blush and the Angelic eye shadow. Violet Grey, 8452 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-782-9700; kjaerweis.com. • CAROLINE CAGNEY
JO MALONE Nashi Blossom Cologne, $130/100ml.
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Lisa Hirsch’s Westside Pilates-inspired workout phenom The Studio (MDR) has opened its largest location to date in Playa Vista. Boasting 16 body-sculpting Megaformers and a pop-in shop by activewear brand Sweaty Betty, the space successfully captures the intimate vibe that brand devotees know and love. 12775 W. Millennium Dr., Ste. 150, P.V., 424-835-4210; thestudiomdr.com.
BRIGHT EYES “I tend to soften the eye shadow with a smudge or shine before I send my clients out the door,” says L.A.-based celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey of her eponymous line’s latest product, Lid Tints. “It always delivers a more flattering look and helps the eyes glisten.” The five shades (Bronze, Plum, Smoke, Peach and Lilac) can be applied with either a finger or a brush for a natural-looking hue, all while nourishing the skin with shea butter and coconut and sunflower-seed oils. jilliandempsey.com.
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JILLIAN DEMPSEY Plum Lid Tint, $28.
Stop by Jo Malone’s newly opened San Francisco boutique on Union Street, and update your fragrance wardrobe with Nashi Blossom, a rich blend of white musk, voluptuous rose and succulent Nashi fruit laced with invigorating lemon and apple. The limited-edition bottle, available this month, is adorned with polka dots, inspired by the speckled Nashi flower. 2157 Union St., S.F., 415-673-1091; jomalone.com.
WRITTEN BY CAROLINE CAGNEY AND LESLEY M C KENZIE. THE STUDIO: MARISA VITALE
Feel the Burn
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SCENT of a WOMAN In time for Mother’s Day, actress Natasha Gregson Wagner and her sister, Courtney, recently unveiled the evocative floralcitrus fragrance Natalie Eau de Parfum, which pays tribute to their legendary mother, the late Natalie Wood (doe-eyed star of Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story, to name just two). Here, Natasha expounds on inspiration old and new. What prompted this project? After the birth of my daughter Clover, I started thinking more about my mother’s legacy and how important it was to me to keep that alive. Having a baby shifts your focus…I was able to see my mom in a new light. The comfort of her smell is something that has always been with me, and I began to talk to my younger sister Courtney about re-creating it with a modern twist. The fragrance is inspired by your mother’s signature scent, Jungle Gardenia—how does this one vary from it? I live next door to an orange orchard and one of my favorite smells is the orange blossoms in the morning. I wanted to layer that smell onto the gardenia to create something a little crisper. I worked for about a year with a perfumer in New York, Claude Dir, who was very patient and very talented at creating natural smells. Your mother’s signature is on the bottle—where did you take it from? The love letters that she wrote to my dad [Robert Wagner]. nataliefragrance.com.
NATALIE EAU DE PARFUM fragrance, $95/50ml. Right: Natasha Gregson Wagner with her mother, Natalie Wood.
Beauty (bits) WEST HOLLYWOOD
Known for transforming the tresses of Hollywood’s young starlets (names like Emilia Clarke, Lily Collins and Rooney Mara barely skim the surface of their collective clientele), hairstylists Mara Roszak and Alex Polillo and colorist Denis De Souza can be found behind the chairs of their newly minted Mare Salon. The cheery, sun-dappled space, which boasts 12 styling stations, also doubles as a retail venture, featuring furniture by JF Chen, art curated by Deborah Irmas, baubles from Broken English, and products from the likes of Leonor Greyl and Sachajuan. All that, plus a charming secluded garden translates into celebrity-worthy treatment for everyone. 152 N. Wetherly Dr., W.H., 424-274-3479; maresalon.com.
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ETTA + BILLIE Lemongrass Mint soap, $12.
Raise the Bar Sustainable skin-care line Etta + Billie has teamed up with fellow S.F.-based design company Heath Ceramics to create a decadent soap with bright aromas of grapefruit, sage and Pacific Ocean sea salt— all intended to evoke the quintessential sights and scents of Northern California. Also new to the skin-care label are the Lemongrass Mint soap (handmade with antioxidant-rich organic olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter and sunflower oil) and the Lemongrass Mint scrub. ettaandbillie.com.
WRITTEN BY CAROLINE CAGNEY, MELISSA GOLDSTEIN AND LESLEY M C KENZIE. PORTRAIT: GLOBE PHOTO. SPA INTERIOR: STEPHEN BUSKEN
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Clockwise: Limited-edition Asscher Box in pink, $890. ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG with Axle Desk in Rose, $15,000. Acrylic furnishings and accessories inside the new flagship.
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Clear Vision Things are looking as vibrant for Alexandra von Furstenberg as the saturated hues in her luxe, modern acrylic
furniture and accessories line. The Los Angeles designer just unveiled a new flagship store on Robertson Boulevard (a short hop from its prior location on Melrose Avenue). The space, designed by husband Dax Miller, is a bright white, sleek concept with displays that enhance the pieces’ prismatic effects. “He wanted to light them like gems in a jewelry store,” says von Furstenberg. Also new is a rich
rose shade—“not too feminine or too masculine,” she says. “It was a great segue into a new palette.” Floating fluorescent lights feel more suited to an art installation than a retail rack, and the popular collection, which spans coffee tables to coasters, is joined by newcomers including wall mirrors. 300 N. Robertson Blvd., W.H., 310-777-0253; alexandravonfurstenberg .com. • KERSTIN CZARRA
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Hit the Floor Designer Ariel Ashe and architect Reinaldo Leandro have a thing for Tuareg rugs. Now the pair, who run celeb-approved N.Y. interior design and architecture firm Ashe + Leandro, have launched a handwoven sisal and suede rug capsule collection with Massachusetts-based textile and rug producer Merida, inspired by the nomadic rugs native to the Saharan desert. The five styles, translated from traditional symbols and motifs, blend global texture and clean, modern lines. Woven in Brazil, Ashe loves them for a West Coast interior. “They’re very California,” she says. “Airy and natural, they evoke beachy, palm tree scenes.” Harbinger, 752 N. La Cienega Blvd., W.H., 310-858-6884; harbingerla.com; asheleandro.com.
ASHE + LEANDRO Touro-style rug in Black Pearl, $65/square foot, handwoven to order.
WELLSCRIPTED “The California dream relies first and foremost on a willingness to be seduced by the place itself,” says Anthony Iannacci introducing his latest design tome, Hollywood Interiors: Style and Design in Los Angeles (The Monacelli Press, $75). The book, with a title meant to evoke a sense of the individual expression inherent in Hollywood rather than geographical boundaries, features the work of rising stars and iconic designers from Andrew Benson to Rose Tarlow.
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Paper DOLLS There’s nothing like a short stint in New York finance to inspire a more creative calling. “The art collections at the big banks on Wall Street had a greater impact on me than stocks and bonds,” says wallpaper designer Amy Mills, who moved to Oakland in 2011, drawn by the natural beauty of the West Coast. Her studio, Paper Mills, recently launched the California Collection, featuring bold interpretations of the state’s classic colors and landscapes: SurfWise, for instance, conjures ocean waves with gold and emerald chevron motifs, while Vales is a hand-painted, freckled-eggshell-inspired print that comes in earthy hues. papermills.net.
JANE HALLWORTH Andromeda chandelier sconce, $30,400, and Iris table lamp, $13,680.
Age of Enlightenment Jane Hallworth infuses her designs with the same mix of “futurism, nostalgia and imagination” she lends to her interiors (clients include Michelle Williams, and Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi). Hallworth’s new lighting pieces, made in Los Angeles, were inspired by the nature around her Santa Ynez ranch. “Constellations, in the absence of city lights, are endlessly revealed and I am transported to a different world in the same dusty boots,” she says. The ethereal results of that interstellar input span a ceiling light adorned with bronzed dragonflies to a striking brass floor lamp influenced by Oscar Niemeyer Brazilian architecture and the Bond film Moonraker. Blackman Cruz, 836 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323-466-8600; blackmancruz.com.
WRITTEN BY KERSTIN CZARRA, LEILANI MARIE LABONG AND ANDREA STANFORD. RUG AND HOME INTERIOR: FRAN PARENTE PHOTOGRAPHY. WALLPAPER: JASON ANDRESCAVAGE. LIGHTING (2): COURTESY OF BLACKMAN CRUZ
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1. JUJUMADE b3 ceramic knob, $40. 2. ALICE TACHENY Teddy Hook, from $34. 3. SCOUT REGALIA SR Wall Hook in Fern Green, $18. 4. HIKARU FURUHASHI Copal mini hook, $78. 5. RAMSEY CONDER solid brass hat hook, price upon request.
Globe Trotters L.A. interior stylist and artisan Moana Dixon has a specific approach to collecting handmade goods while traveling. “I was always buying stuff from the artisan off the street, rather than the gallery,” she explains of her past adventures. Now with her husband, designer and renovator James Geordan North, she’s channeled her passion into an online boutique, Hunted Fox. Launched a year ago, a portion of the site’s proceeds support crowdfunding platform Adopt Together. Dixon sees a meaningful connection between curating a worldly selection of antique and new products—spanning vintage serape Mexican blankets to handwoven Italianleather camera straps—and the organization’s mission. “I understand the value of home, and the associations with what we put inside. It’s about creating a space with a heart and soul.” huntedfox.co.
From far left: HUNTED FOX midcentury Mexican saltillo atop handwoven Chiapas textiles, from $98. Vintage indigo and mudcloth from the Dogon tribes of Mali, from $109.
Juliana Hung’s ceramic JujuMade knobs function as drawer pulls, too, and their organic shapes are mix-and-matchable for added texture and variety. shop.jujumade.com. “I like the theme of two elemental materials merging together to serve a purpose, an idea that threads through much of my work,” Bay Area designer Alice Tacheny explains of her earthy and practical hooks. alicetacheny.com. L.A.-based Scout Regalia’s heavygauge, powder-coated steel hooks are available in brass, stainless steel and five colors, as well as in a threehook coat-rack version. scoutregalia.com. Based in San Francisco’s Mission District, jewelry designer and artisan Hikaru Furuhashi carves her hook designs into wax, and then casts them by hand using sustainable materials. hikaru-furuhashi.com. Echo Park-based artist and former Tesla clay modeler Ramsey Conder hand-shapes his hook forms, then makes the solid-brass products using the lost wax casting process with metallic brass finishes. ramseyconder.com.
H.A. CERAMICS Black Mountain Stoneware pots, from $48.
Contain YOURSELF “It’s addictive, and it takes so long to really learn,” says artist Heidi Anderson of her nearly five-year journey working with clay. It wasn’t until Anderson received a lastminute commission from L.A.-based florist Moon Canyon—leaving no time to glaze— that she found her trademark with the agateware technique, which uses the nuances of different colored clays to create an inlay-like effect. Thrown in her northeast L.A. studio, H.A. Ceramics’ earthy, geometrically adorned planters are equal parts function and art. Up next? Anderson will unveil a line of terra-cotta agateware wall sconces and planters this summer. heidiandersonstudio.com. C 64 MAY 2016
WRITTEN BY JESSICA RITZ. TOP LEFT HOOK: JULIANA HUNG. STACK OF PILLOWS: MIRANDA NORTH PHOTOGRAPHY. DESERT STACK OF VINTAGE INDIGO FROM MALI: JORDAN DIXON. POTTERY: HEIDI ANDERSON
From San Francisco to Echo Park, some of California’s most creative makers are rethinking the best ways to get hooked
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Michael Purdy and Jay Jeffers, husbands and owners of JAYJEFFERS— THE STORE.
San Francisco’s go-to designer JAY JEFFERS stocks his one-of-a-kind store with an exclusive mix this season When Jay Jeffers moved his design studio to the Tenderloin in 2007, he wasn’t yet contemplating an adjacent retail showroom. “There just weren’t enough options for unique artisan-driven decor, so we set out to find those things,” explains Jeffers. “We had the space, and I liked that the neighborhood was edgy and you really had to be in the know to find us.” JayJeffers—The Store opened in 2012 and quickly became a destination for San Francisco’s design-savvy shoppers. “We wanted it to feel like you were entering a luxurious and eclectic living environment, the difference being it would constantly evolve and change,” says Michael Purdy, Jeffers’ husband and the store’s co-owner. While the store has transformed over the last four years, it has also maintained an intimate feel and consistently delivers a “collected cool” merchandise mix. This spring, the shop exclusively features the work of several California-based artists, like Sonoma ceramist Amanda Wright and Santa Ana glass house Siemon & Salazar. “We work closely with our vendors to develop new products and groom the lines to fit within the scope of our vision,” says Jeffers. “We love pieces that tell a story, and we are grateful to collaborate with so many talented makers to constantly create new offerings.” 1035 Post St., S.F., 415-440-7300; jayjeffers-thestore.com. • ANDREA STANFORD
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PURDY AND JEFFERS: DREW ALTIZER. STORE INTERIOR: HUNTER BOUCHER
Above: NEPTUNE GLASSWORKS Chaos Theory light piece, $7,500. Right: AMANDA WRIGHT Triple Threat vase, $725.
Right: SIEMON & SALAZAR Cumulo Series glass barrel, $1,110. Below: FIRE ROAD set of three Radial candle holders, $99.
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VHERNIER Vhernier, the Italian fine-jewelry brand influenced by trends in contemporary art, presents its new collection in titanium. In recent years, Vhernier has sourced quality artisans able and willing to defy conventional codes of craftsmanship to work the titanium using the unique and impressive techniques that distinguish the brand. Vhernier, 9546 Brighton Way, B.H.; vhernier.com.
After a three-year expansion, SFMOMA returns as a mustsee San Francisco destination. The new museum boasts nearly triple the gallery space, two restaurants, an artisanal cafe, two new museum stores, art-filled public spaces and terraces, and more art than ever before. sfmoma.org.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL Featuring exceptional design, innovative restaurants and awardwinning spas, Mandarin Oriental’s acclaimed collection of hotels awaits you. Increasingly recognized for creating some of the world’s most sought-after properties, Mandarin Oriental welcomes each and every guest with legendary service steeped in the values of the Orient. mandarinoriental.com.
ESQUELETO Esqueleto is pleased to announce the opening of its second location in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park. This is the second brick-and-mortar for owner and designer Lauren Wolf, who opened Esqueleto Oakland in 2011. The store carries handcrafted jewelry and artworks from more than 50 artists, alongside antique fine jewelry, rugs and natural objects, in the sunlit shop. 1298 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A.; shopesqueleto.com.
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MAMA SHELTER HOLLYWOOD’s rooftop features a restaurant, fitness center and screening area, set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills.
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Perched atop the sixth floor of Mama Shelter Hollywood (the French boutique property chain opened its Los Angeles outpost last year), a long-awaited rooftop is luring locals and out-of-towners alike with its Instagram-worthy panoramic views and alfresco offerings. Helmed by chef Gerard Sampson, a Laurel Hardware alum, the terrace eatery turns out casual
Mediterranean fare while a vibrant bar scene hits the spot with cocktails and a DJ residency program. For the fitnessinclined, there’s an open-air yoga studio, and film buffs can catch the classics at an outdoor screening area. Making it to the top in Hollywood has never been easier. 6500 Selma Ave., L.A., 323-785-6666; mamashelter.com. •
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PORTRAIT AND CHICKEN: ALANNA STYER. EXTERIOR (2) AND INTERIOR: COURTESY OF WAXMANS
SQUARING Off “I consider myself a real California boy,” says chef Jonathan Waxman. A Berkeley native who pioneered California cuisine at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse and later at Michael’s in Santa Monica, Waxman brought his left-coast sensibilities to New York in the ’80s, most notably at Jams and Barbuto. Now the godfather of seasonal cooking is returning to his Golden State roots with the debut of his namesake restaurant, Waxman’s, on San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square—a place that holds a special place in Waxman’s heart. “I fell in love with Ghirardelli when I was 12 years old, and it’s a place that was very important to me when I was a youth,” says the multiple James Beard Award nominee. “Over the years I kept going back and I always ended up at Ghirardelli, wistfully hoping that I would open a restaurant there.” Housed in a former warehouse that looks onto the plaza, Waxman’s dream-come-true dining destination puts a focus on the chef’s signature Californian-Italian cuisine in the form of wood-roasted farm-stand vegetables, handmade pastas and his beloved JW chicken with salsa verde. A wine list curated by sommelier David Lynch (formerly of Quince and Cotogna) features local producers as well as New World and Old World selections from around the globe. But when it comes to ingredients, Waxman stays close to home whenever possible: “I don’t even tell my chefs in New York what’s available here right now,” he laughs. “They would be so jealous.” 900 N. Point St., S.F., 415-636-9700; waxmanssfo.com. •
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Menu (bits) Clockwise from top left: The new WAXMAN’S. Inside the GHIRARDELLI SQUARE restaurant. The historic plaza. Waxman’s famous JW chicken with salsa verde. Chef Jonathan Waxman.
Perfect Harmony At Cliff Lede Vineyards,, where blocks are named after classic rock tunes, a new release pays homage to two musical giants. Blending grapes from the Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie) and Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) blocks in the estate, the 2013 Stardust Heaven Cabernet Sauvignon ($95) strikes a chord with aromas of cassis and black currant, and the crushed rock mineral notes emblematic of the Stags Leap District. A chart-topper, indeed. cliffledevineyards.com.
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MENU From left: Alfresco dining at JULIENNE. The late Susan Campoy’s signature lemoncoconut bars, whose recipe can be found in the restaurant’s namesake cookbook.
Sweet THING Since its inception, San Marino gourmet marketplace and restaurant Julienne has earned a devoted following with its winning combination of charm, authenticity and delicious fare. Fast-forward 30 years and the late founder Susan Campoy’s legacy still lives on under the discerning eye of daughter Julie Campoy with a menu of uncomplicated classics, from a tarragon chicken salad sandwich to the picnic-worthy lemon-coconut bars below. 2649 Mission St., S.M., 626-441-2290; juliennetogo.com.
⁄3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1½ tsp. baking powder 1½ cups flaked sweetened coconut Powdered sugar, for garnish
To prepare the crust: Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 12×9×1-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Mix the flour and powdered sugar in a food processor to blend. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Sprinkle the mixture over the prepared baking pan and press the dough evenly over the bottom of the pan. Bake until the crust is golden, about 20 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool completely. Maintain the oven temperature. To prepare the filling: Whisk the granulated sugar and eggs in a large bowl to blend. Whisk in the lemon juice and lemon zest. Whisk in the flour and baking powder. Mix in the coconut. Transfer the mixture to the cooled crust. Bake until the top is golden brown and the filling is just set in the center when the pan in gently shaken, about 40 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool completely. Dust the top with powdered sugar. Cut into squares. Transfer the lemon bars to a platter and serve. •
JUICERO press, $699, and individual packs, $4-$10.
MALIBU MARY mix, $15.
New Squeeze Taking the “farm to glass” concept to the next level, the San Francisco-based health and wellness startup Juicero redefines the at-home, cold-pressed juicing experience with its countertop system. A handsome WiFi-enabled press turns out raw juices via its signature single-serve packs (currently available in five flavors), laden with fresh, organic produce. A mobile app not only offers nutritional information but also tracks the origins of your fruits and veggies, and keeps tabs on your pack inventory and deliveries. The best part? No cleanup required. juicero.com.
HAIL Mary “Malibu Mary was inspired by spending Sunday brunches poolside and down at the beach in Malibu with good friends who love a healthy, hearty, spicy drink,” says Laura Burdge, who, along with architect husband Doug Burdge (the duo also own home-decor destination Malibu Beach House), decided to bottle their all-natural Bloody Mary mix. “It is made in Malibu with love.” malibumary.com.
JULIENNE EXTERIOR: EMILY BROOKE SANDOR. LEMON BARS: VANESSA STUMP. JUICE MACHINE AND PACKETS: COURTESY OF JUICERO. BLOODY MARY MIX: COURTESY OF MALIBU MARY
LEMON-COCONUT BARS Makes 12-16 squares Crust: Nonstick cooking spray 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour ½ cup powdered sugar 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes Filling: 2¾ cups granulated sugar 6 extra-large eggs 1 cup fresh lemon juice Zest of 3 large lemons (about 1½ T.)
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With Spanish Colonial charms and ocean views, CASA LAGUNA HOTEL & SPA is Orange County’s newest boutique property.
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Interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard brought touches of Moroccan flavor with Moorish tiles, ceramics, fixtures and finishings to Orange County’s reimagined CASA LAGUNA HOTEL & SPA.
resonated so well with my aesthetic,” says Bullard. “I love this type of Spanish Colonial Californian architecture—it mixes fantasy, Old World charm and pure romance.” There are 23 rooms secreted away amid the labyrinthine gardens, each done up by Bullard in custom fabric prints and vibrant Moorish tiles. There’s also a spa with an outdoor treatment room overlooking the Pacific. And anyone who’s been an avid follower of Bullard’s work—he’s the glamour-embracing touch behind Red O in Newport Beach, Colony Palms Hotel and Sparrows Lodge in Palm Springs, and Château Gütsch Hotel in Switzerland— won’t be surprised to see bright hues and bold motifs on display throughout. “I love pattern play, and color is so important for
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mood and ambiance,” he says. “It’s my signature.” Each room is a riot of cobalt, emerald or marigold textiles and tiles; Bullard is particularly proud of the eye-catching yellow-and-blue tiles in the lobby, scaled up to emphasize the drama and grandeur of the space. “Casa Laguna Hotel now matches the ambiance and romance of this resort town,” says Bullard. “It’s the perfect hotel that you only dream to find in such a place.” 2510 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949-494-2996; casalaguna.com. • SARAH KHAN
LOBBY (2): TIM STREET-PORTER. LIGHT FIXTURE AND BEDROOM DETAIL: JAIME KOWAL
Laguna Beach is known for many things: an idyllic coastal perch, the arts festival Pageant of the Masters and a certain MTV reality show among them. Add design-centric boutique hotels to the list, thanks to a splashy new venue that debuted in April. With a beguiling setting overlooking the ocean and vivid decor conceived by Los Angeles-based interiors guru Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa is a visual spectacle. Surprisingly, the property’s not new at all: Bullard has thoughtfully reimagined the early-20th-century Spanish Colonial estate (a registered historic structure) with its whitewashed villas and terra-cotta roofs and given it a fresh new ethos. “The architectural style
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ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH completed a $40-million renovation, which includes welcoming MIRAVAL’s first spa outside of its Tucson resort.
The St. Regis Monarch Beach, the grand dame of the Orange County coast, emerges from a $40-million face-lift this spring, and we can safely report that it was money well spent. Youthful upgrades to the 400 rooms include contemporary furniture, textured wallpaper, and even the addition of fire pits to some balconies (what oceanfront real estate would be complete without them?). The revamp extended to the public areas as well, where the pool has been seamlessly transformed and
five glossy, new dining concepts specialize in everything from fish tacos to delectable pastries to lobster potpie. But the most eagerly anticipated touch is the addition of the new Miraval Life in Balance Spa, where guests dabble in aerial yoga, ayurvedic massages and seaweed detoxes. And the resort isn’t done evolving yet: Come June 1, the property will be renamed the Monarch Beach Resort. 1 Monarch Beach Resort N., Dana Point, 949-234-3200; stregismb.com.
Built in 1910, the centerpiece of INDIAN SPRINGS RESORT AND SPA is its geyser-fed, Olympicsized mineral swimming pool.
RADEN A28 Check Bag, $395.
ON A Roll Don’t dismiss it as just another pretty polycarbonate suitcase. This is one smart bag (literally). Equipped with a TSAapproved battery, this high-tech roller by Raden can charge phones and other USB-connected devices on-the-go. The first-generation cases (available in neutral and candy-colored hues) are connected to an app, which details luggage weight, tracking, flight details and more. From $295; raden.com.
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Vintage Charmer One of Napa Valley’s throwback inns, Indian Springs Resort and Spa, just completed a major renovation, refreshing its crisp, white historic Palm Row cottages and tripling its size with 75 new Mission Revival-style bungalows and lodge rooms. Plus, the resort’s firstever restaurant—Sam’s Social Club—is a major perk for guests and Calistoga locals. Fans can rest assured that with all the new, this slice of Old California still oozes its early-20thcentury appeal from the aromatic gardens to the mud baths to the classic geyser-fed pool. 1712 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, 707-942-4913; indianspringscalistoga.com.
WRITTEN BY JENNIFER BLAISE KRAMER AND SARAH KHAN. REGIS HOTEL (3): COURTESY OF THE ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH. INDIAN SPRINGS RESORT: IAN SHIVE
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Cayli Cavaco Reck, Frederic Dechnik, Jennifer Hale
Ralph LAUREN C’s Jennifer Hale co-hosted an exclusive soiree to celebrate Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2016 collection along with the brand’s Senior Vice President of Luxury Strategy and Development Frederic Dechnik at its South Coast Plaza boutique in Costa Mesa. The intimate event drew a stylish crowd including Irene Martino and Suzan Lee Paek, who browsed the latest pieces, including seafaring-themed dresses and sweaters, before gathering for French fare at the critically acclaimed SCP bistro Marché Moderne.
Lourdes Nark, Irene Martino
Lyndsie Jackson, Patrick Herning
Armen Janian, Alissa Asmarian, Mireille Mehserdjian, Garine Terazian Rudy Garcia, Michelle Yoo, Fuz Edwards
Mitchell Gold, Bob Williams
Mitchell GOLD + BOB Williams Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams celebrated the grand opening of their namesake Signature Store, a retail furniture experience, in Glendale with a luxurious cocktail party. Inside the new shop at Glendale Galleria, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, while perusing the designers’ premier home furnishings and polished room settings. Attendees also tried their luck in the raffle of pieces designed by Gold and Williams, which benefited the nonprofit organization L.A. Kitchen.
RALPH LAUREN: STEFANIE KEENAN. MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS: ERIC CHARBONNEAU
Alex Chavira, Alejandro Torres Rezzio
SF Decorator Showcase
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Oscar de la Renta THE RETROSPECTIVE
M A R 1 2 – M AY 3 0, 2 0 16 Oscar de la Renta’s designs celebrated the best in us — beauty, optimism, and confidence. See more than 130 ensembles in the first major retrospective to pay tribute to one of the most beloved and influential fashion icons of our time.
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco with the collaboration of Oscar de la Renta LLC. Presenting Sponsors: Cynthia Fry Gunn and John A. Gunn. Director’s Circle: Diane B. Wilsey. Curator’s Circle: Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, The Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation, Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue, and Carl and Yurie Pascarella. Benefactor’s Circle: Paula and Bandel Carano, Stephanie and Jim Marver, Neiman Marcus, and Jennifer and Steven Walske. Patron’s Circle: Mrs. Carole McNeil and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O. Tobin II. Additional support is provided by Mrs. George Hopper Fitch, and Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton. Photo: Steven Meisel / Art + Commerce
BRIDGET RILEY, WHOSE WORK WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE JOHN BERGGRUEN GALLERY THIS MONTH, WORKING ON PAPER CARTOONS, WEST LONDON STUDIO, 1983, PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN; © BRIDGET RILEY 2016
Bold Moves San Francisco’s BOOMING CULTURESCAPE prepares Edited by ELIZABETH KHURI CHANDLER to bask in the glow of the new SFMOMA
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ED RUSCHA in his Culver City studio.
State of the Art
S.F.’s new GAGOSIAN GALLERY will open its doors on May 18.
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the works for quite some time. After 45 years on the same street, the perfect opportunity finally presented itself. “Between the new SFMOMA and Silicon Valley-San Francisco economies, there’s a revitalized art-world energy,” Berggruen enthuses. “The collector base here is unique: from young millennials buying their first Ellsworth Kelly or Thiebaud print rising up to the Fisher Family level, whose collection now stars at SFMOMA. It’s rather amazing.” “Bridget Riley: The Interactive Character of Color (1970-2014),” April 27June 30; berggruen.com; gagosian.com. • CATHERINE BIGELOW
Culture (bits) Calixto Bieito’s CARMEN.
Notes on HIGH Infamous for his shocking rewrites of classic operas, Spanish director Calixto Bieito’s twist on Georges Bizet’s Carmen makes its U.S. debut this summer. Conducted by Carlo Montanaro (with company resident conductor Jordi Bernàcer helming the final performance), the tale of infidelity and murder that once shocked 1870s Parisian society is pushed to a grittier, sexier and even more violent place in Bieito’s conceit. If operas were given “R” ratings, this modernized staging would earn one—but after all, a boundary-toppling production was Bizet’s intent all along. May 27-June 3; War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., 415-621-6600; sfwmpac.org.
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As San Francisco gallerist John Berggruen unveils the first solo Bridget Riley exhibition in S.F., motion is on his mind. This historical survey features the pioneering Op-art painter’s psychedelic works—illusions of pulsating movement through color. But Riley’s kinetic energy isn’t the only thing prompting momentum: Accelerated by the reborn San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and its soaring Snøhetta-designed expansion, the gallerist and his wife and partner, Gretchen—reigning luminaries among West Coast modern-art dealers—will decamp in August from their namesake Grant Avenue digs, an anchor of the Union Square gallery scene. With business partner Sarah Wendell (formerly a vice president at Christie’s and the gallery’s first president), they’ve staked their claim on Hawthorne Street, across from SFMOMA’s new lobby, in a three-story 1908 brick building that Jennifer Weiss Architecture and team are redesigning for a fall opening. They’ll be in good company: Global gallerist Larry Gagosian, a close friend of Berggruen for 40 years, is slated to open his first S.F. gallery (and 16th location) next door in the historic Crown Point Press building on May 18. Gagosian’s inaugural exhibition explores the relationship between drawing and sculpture, as embodied in the work of 20th-century artists. Gagosian’s arrival signals a healthy art market, albeit one sited on real estate rearranged by tech-boom tremors, hence the artistic exodus from the tony but très cher Union Square. Yet rising rents didn’t inform Berggruen’s move. The reopening and drastic expansion of SFMOMA acted as a catalyst for a transition that’s been in
This year’s MOCA gala honors an artist whose life and work are intimately tied to L.A.: Ed Ruscha. “So much of his work is infused with the California dream, and he’s one of the most influential artists of our time,” says museum board co-chair Lilly Tartikoff Karatz. The Pop artist’s stark urban paintings and photographs, deeply represented in the museum’s holdings, are the inspiration for this year’s decor palette of blacks and metallics. Guests will also be treated to a preview of MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth’s exhibition “Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA,” including installations by Catherine Opie, Sarah Sze and Paul McCarthy, among others. May 14; The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., L.A., 213-625-4390; moca.org.
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MIKIMOTO ring, $24,000. TIFFANY & CO. bracelet, $160,000. FENDI visor, $540. Opposite: MARCO BICEGO necklace, $13,980. TRINA TURK towel, $78.
HARRY WINSTON earrings, price upon request. MYKITA & BERNHARD WILLHELM visor, $599. Opposite: CARTIER earrings, $23,500, and ring, $23,900. HOORSENBUHS ring, $5,250. THIERRY LASRY sunglasses, $525. KIINI bikini top, $155.
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After seven years of plotting, planning and building, the new SFMOMA is finally here, and it’s everything it’s chalked up to be and more. Here, some of the institution’s TOP CURATORS reflect on their herculean task
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SFMOMA Senior Curator of Photography SANDRA PHILLIPS in front of Dennis Adams’ screen prints of Patricia Hearst: A Thru Z, 1979.
Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture SARAH ROBERTS stands next to a panel of Blue Red, 1966, by EllsworthÂ Kelly.
Golden Gate Bridge Fiftieth Anniversary, 1987, by Michael Jang, a gift from the Woodrow Jang family as part of the Campaign for Art.
A few weeks before the May opening of the new Snøhetta-designed San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the building is abuzz. Major donors are being shuttled in and out of the makeshift lobby on the way to exclusive VIP tours; the sound system alternately squeaks and squawks as the staff prepares for their first allhands meeting in the new edifice; and on the third floor, dust and noise foment as construction workers complete a Sightglass Coffee bar in the middle of the Pritzker Center for Photography. Some of the art is already installed: Ellsworth Kelly’s Cité is bright and beautiful, while the bendy piece Throwback by Tony Smith sits gently in a staging area in the Alexander Calder Motion Lab, looking like a bandaged Tinkertoy. The new SFMOMA is the realization of a plot of an epic magnitude. As an arts journalist, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen something quite so ambitious and extensive. There’s the reworked Mario Botta building—fused with a new 10-story, 235,000-square-foot expansion of the museum, with a textured eastern facade of fiberglass-reinforced polymer; the cel-
Feature (tbd) ebration of a solidified collaboration with Doris and Donald Fisher and their collection; the culmination of a Campaign for Art that gathered 3,000 new works from more than 230 donors; free admission in perpetuity for anyone 18 and younger; new commissions; sculpture; and even a restaurant from mastermind exploratory chef Corey Lee, the man behind the Michelin-starred Benu. The culmination of these various threads meant an organizational challenge of an unheard-of proportions for curators. “We’ve been working with paper models for over three years,” says Gary Garrels, Elise S. Haas senior curator of painting and sculpture, cheerfully and a little ruefully. “I would wake up in the middle of the night and think, ‘Oh, God, that is not going to work!’ And then get up in the morning and rearrange all over again.” Garrels’ role has been one of maestro, bringing together a small orchestra of curators to not only plan where 260 works from the Fisher collection would go, but also invent from the ground up how to exhibit work in the building. They’ve had to ask questions about light, color,
foot traffic, where people will stand, how much shadow and how much space each piece should have. It’s particularly difficult when you are working only with a theoretical model. “The difference is like reading a book or actually being in a museum—where you have a physical encounter with the art,” says Garrels. First on the agenda was displaying the Fisher collection. Per the new agreement with the museum, one rarely seen in U.S. institutions, the collection is now considered public and in the careful hands of SFMOMA for the next 100 years. This year, the museum will showcase Fisher works separately, then in coming years plans to exploit the natural fission between the collection and the museum’s permanent works. Garrels notes that Don Fisher was the chair of the Acquisitions Committee for many years, so the interests of both entities dovetail nicely while providing the opportunity for interesting interpretations: “It’s a collection that’s very celebratory and large, but open-ended in terms of the range of experiences that the work provides.” For example, the Warhol holdings center around the fleeting nature
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No title (bent cone), by Robert Therrien, 1989 (© Robert Therrien, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery). Opposite: Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture CAITLIN HASKELL with Untitled by Alexander Calder, 1940. “This is going back to when Calder was making sculpture that was not separate from life. It was intended to be part of a domestic display,” she says.
Feature (tbd) of fame and celebrity rather than a hit parade of major classics. For three of the Fisher floors, each the size of a football field, Garrels looked at several of the strengths of the family’s collection: American Abstraction, Pop, Minimal and Figurative Art, and German Art after 1960. Along the way, the challenges of curating for a brand-new building kept cropping up. “Once we were actually in the building we had to look very carefully at sightlines,” explains Sarah Roberts, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, who focused on the American Abstraction and Pop Art floors. “Two paintings may look fantastic together, but when you start looking at what’s in the next gallery and what’s off to that side, it doesn’t quite work.” Architecture and sunlight informed decisions as well. A
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delicate L-shaped Ellsworth Kelly floor painting was tucked in a low-traffic corner on a side that worked with partitions. Based on a pair of cards, “this painting impacts the architecture as much as the architecture impacts it,” Roberts explains. Fortunately, the Fisher family were ideal collaborators throughout the entire process. “At one point Doris Fisher said to me, ‘I think museums generally overhang their galleries,’ and I took that as a blessing…you know, to let a few things slip away,” says Garrels with a laugh. On the fourth floor, in a cul-de-sac at the very end of the galleries, the two curators arranged for a special pièce de résistance, a tranquil permanent gallery for Southwestern painter Agnes Martin, and based on the same proportions of a gallery she helped design for the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico.
Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture GARY GARRELS poses with Gaza, 1956, by Ellsworth Kelly. “To me it’s an exuberant painting. I just feel an incredible sense of delight when I look at it.”
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The octagonal room features seven abstract paintings that surround the viewer, with the star being a blue-green canvas with tinges of gold in the center. The layered surfaces are illuminated by a splash of sun that creeps in from a nearby skylight. “It’s a room for meditation, a place to have an intimate relationship with the paintings,” says Garrels. Meanwhile, on the third floor, Caitlin Haskell, assistant curator of painting and sculpture, wrestled with her own challenges for the Calder Motion Lab. Calder is a major focal point within the museum, not just confined to its own gallery, but also featured prominently in the first-floor atrium. It’s appropriate that the 20th-century tinkerer should be so visible—he has strong Northern California roots, having moved to S.F. and attended Lowell High School when his father became acting chief of sculpture at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in 1915. To give the 11 sculptures in the Motion Lab their due, Haskell and the team scoured the globe for Calder exhibitions and debated everything from the height of the ceilings, now set at 11½ feet to allow for an immersive, “totally new way to experience Calder,” to the perfect rich matte hue of gray for the walls. The lab incorporates a light-filled indoor room, plus a striking outdoor space set against a living wall of over 1,900 plants. Stabiles such as Big Crinkly flop and tilt in the breeze against the textured green. Haskell wanted to show Calder’s metamorphosis from simply drawing in space to his monumental stabiles, and also highlight pinnacle works throughout his career. She points out a wire sculpture of a fish in a bowl as one of his early moments to savor: “If you were to lift the wand, the fish would move, and it’s incredibly delightful,” she says. Other works include muscular 1950s mobiles such as Double Gong, which, depending on the wind— curators call it “air activation”—creates sounds from a series of mallets and gongs. Then there are the classics, such as Eighteen Numbered Black. “Calder’s contribution to the prewar art world is tremendous, and the contribution that he makes to the postwar era is also really significant. I think it’s pretty exciting we can show its impact and also be a homecoming of sorts,” says Haskell. Continued on p.126
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Sand CASTLE ROGER DAVIES Written by MAILE PINGEL
The palatial new LA JOLLA ESTATE OF TEXAS magnate Darwin Deason and his wife, Katerina, brings the South of France to the
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The entry courtyard was inlaid with European limestone from UNIQUE STONE IMPORTS. Opposite: The balustraded pool terrace features McKINNON AND HARRIS chaises and umbrellas from SANTA BARBARA DESIGNS.
“We wanted it to feel like the French Riviera, like the Hôtel du Cap,” says Los Angeles-based designer Timothy Corrigan of the La Jolla residence he recently completed for Katerina and Darwin Deason. The couple, who call a four-story Dallas penthouse home, bought the property to be closer to Katerina’s mother, but they also wanted a spectacular, meticulously crafted California compound for their family—including Darwin’s grown children and grandchildren. The 11,000-squarefoot property is composed of the completely remodeled 8,000-square-foot main house, an entertaining pavilion with eight guest rooms (a teardown on the neighboring lot was purchased to make room), a marble-clad mosaic pool with his and hers changing rooms, terraces, an original 1920s boathouse-turned-bar and two private beaches. It was a monumental undertaking. “The project was an evolution, and figuring out how to join the two sites was the greatest challenge,” recalls Drexel Patterson
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In the dining room, 19th-century silver pieces top a HENDRIX ALLARDYCE table. The CACHÉ chairs are upholstered with an OLD WORLD WEAVERS velvet. The chandeliers are from THOMAS GRANT. Opposite: The corner of a guest room offers a cozy nook with views of the sea. A custom bed anchors the space, which was draped with outdoor fabric to create the feel of a pool tent.
The staircase that leads down to the boathouse also gives a perfect view of the main house, now one of the most recognizable homes on the Southern California coast.
“It was always a well-known house,” says Corrigan of the HISTORIC PROPERTY, but little did he know it would become a landmark. “HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE stop and take pictures!” adds Katerina. “Our blood, sweat and tears—and a WHOLE OF LOVE—went Feature LOT (tbd) into this house and we’re just SO PROUD of it.”
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of San Diego’s Island Architects, who led the six-year effort with assistant and project manager Lisa Kriedeman (the team also recently completed Ann and Mitt Romney’s nearby home). “It’s one of the most encumbered properties on the coast of California—we were under incredible scrutiny,” he continues, explaining that the team faced environmental hurdles from the California Coastal Commission, and also wanted to be sensitive to the Kumeyaay Native American tribal community, who searched for burial sites and artifacts on the land for upward of a year. About a year-and-a-half into the project, Patterson suggested the Deasons meet with Corrigan to discuss the interiors. “I was amazed he said yes,” says Katerina, who grew up in La Jolla. “I thought, ‘I’ve finally got this amazing designer to help me!’” Both Katerina and Darwin, the founder of Affiliated Computer Services (which was purchased by Xerox for $6.4 billion in 2010), were closely involved in all aspects of the decoration, right down to curtain measurements and the tiny Thassos marble tiles that line the pool. “I was interested in the look of Palm Beach mansions,” Katerina continues. “I showed Tim what I wanted and he said, ‘I can do that,’ but he took it to a whole other level.” Newly christened Villa Pelagia (though locals call it the Sand Castle House because of its imposing size and beige facade), the estate is resplendent with Corrigan’s thoughtful touches: 18th-century carved dolphin sconces, clever wood paneling that balances asymmetrical rooms, and a coffered ceiling inset with hand-painted canvases depicting oceanic motifs. (The Deasons share an affinity for the sea and own a 205-foot luxury yacht.) “It was always a well-known house,” says Corrigan of the historic property, but little did he know it would become a landmark. “Hundreds of people stop and take pictures!” adds Katerina. “Our blood, sweat and tears—and a whole lot of love—went into this house and we’re just so proud of it.” “I feel lucky to work with people who cared so passionately,” says Corrigan, who is currently working on projects in London, Paris and the Middle East. “Giving a client the very best version of what they want is the ultimate success.” •
Custom furnishings by TIMOTHY CORRIGAN fill the large entertaining area in the pavilion. When the designer found an 18thcentury carved and gilded mermaid, he had another one made to create a pair for the overmantel. The archway leads to a loggia and out to theÂ pool.
With the opening of their family-friendly restaurant concept, AU FUDGE, Jessica Biel and her
business cohorts prove that you can HAVE
YOUR CAKEâ€Ś AND EAT IT TOOFeature
BOU CHE YU TSAI Written by MELISSA GOLDSTEIN Styling by JESSICA DE RUITER Photography by
From left, on Joey Gonzalez: DOLCE & GABBANA suit, $3,695, shirt, $695, and bow tie, $175. On Kimberly Muller: VALENTINO dress, $9,700. PAUL ANDREW shoes, $645. IRENE NEUWIRTH necklace and malachite ring, prices upon request, and pink opal ring, $15,720. On Monica Saunders-Weinberg: BALENCIAGA top, $1,885, and STELLA McCARTNEY pants, Saunders-Weinberg’s own. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS bracelet, price upon request. On Estee Stanley: DRIES VAN NOTEN dress, $2,375. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA shoes, $795. TIFFANY & CO. earrings, $250,000, and platinum red ring, $145,000. Bracelets and diamond ring, Stanley’s own. On Jessica Biel: OSCAR DE LA RENTA dress, $5,490. IRENE NEUWIRTH earrings, price upon request. HARRY WINSTON bracelet, price upon request. TIFFANY & CO. tsavorite ring, $65,000, and yellow sapphire ring, $105,000. On Jonathan Rollo: DIOR HOMME suit, $3,400, shoes, $770, and bow tie, $150. DOLCE & GABBANA shirt, $695.
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At the time, Stanley had already been kicking around the idea for a kids-andadults-friendly clubhouse emphasizing wholesome food and thoughtful design— an antidote to those children-centric dens of animatronic entertainment and congealed pizza slices—and saw Biel’s latent talent as compatible. “We thought, maybe you should start the Ugly Cake Company, because your cakes are terrible,” she says, drawing it out for dramatic emphasis. “But delicious.” “Of course, we never did that, thank goodness,” says Biel. “But I became a creative partner, because I started to really believe in the idea.” The idea—more than five years in the making—is this: If you build a restaurant, outfit it in the manner of your most discerning, Europhile friend’s home, serve California-French comfort food and provide an imaginative play space supervised by au pairs, families will come. And enjoy. And return. And maybe even forgo iPads at the table. When Biel signed on, her personal life looked very different; for starters, she wasn’t yet married, and she didn’t have a child (she now has a 1-year-old, Silas, with Timberlake), but she recognized the need for the project: “A lot of my friends had kids and everyone had the same problem. They’d tell me, ‘I’m going to a kids party,’ and I’d be like, ‘Maybe I’ll come,’ and they’d be like, ‘You don’t want to come: It’s a crazy place, there [are] kids everywhere, the food’s not good and it’s not fun.’” For Biel, Au Fudge doesn’t signal a hiatus from acting, but rather, a sideline; the Minnesota-born, Colorado-raised actress has a full film slate this year, including noir thriller A Kind of Murder and drama The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which she also produced. (Her big break came at the age of 14 in The WB television series 7th Heaven, and she has peppered her resume with a mix of low-budget and blockbuster flicks since—from scream queen in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to action bombshell in 2004’s Blade: Trinity to turn-of-the-century heroine in 2006’s The Illusionist to brassy, comic lead in 2008’s Easy Virtue.) Each co-owner confers his or her own expertise on Au Fudge: Biel’s contribution is overarching and conceptual—her unofficial title, Continued on p.126
OSCAR DE LA RENTA dress, $5,490. IRENE NEUWIRTH earrings, price upon request. HARRY WINSTON bracelet, price upon request. TIFFANY & CO. tsavorite ring, $65,000, and yellow sapphire ring, $105,000. Makeup: CHANEL La Solution 10 de Chanel cream, $80, Sublimage La Creme Yeux, $225, Vitalumiere Aqua foundation in 10 Beige and 50 Beige, $48, Les Beiges SPF 15 powder in N°10 and N°40, $58, Les 4 Ombres eye shadow in 226 Tissé Rivoli, $61, Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliner in 20 Espresso, $33, Le Volume de Chanel mascara in 20 Brun, $32, Sourcils brow pencil in 10 Blond Clair, $29, Crayon Rouge Coco Stylo lip shine in 218 Script, $37, and Le Crayon Levres lip definer in 93 Beige Innocent, $31.
It is Jessica Biel’s birthday, and she is kicking off her morning at a make-believe party. She’s midway through our cover shoot, set at her new West Hollywood restaurant, Au Fudge, and thanks to the Oscar de la Renta dress, the free-flowing sparkling rosé, and a storm of gold confetti, the line between pretend-for-thecamera and actual fun is blurring. There’s also the fact that she’s mugging—to the tune of her husband Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack”—with some of her nearest and dearest, a veritable squad of fellow co-owners comprising fashion stylist and interior decorator Estee Stanley, children’s book author Kimberly Muller, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop restaurateur Jonathan Rollo, Barry’s Bootcamp CEO Joey Gonzalez and real-estate maven Monica Saunders-Weinberg. They’re due to officially open the next day, and unbeknownst to Biel, she will be lured back to the venue that evening for a surprise party organized by Timberlake, complete with close-up magic courtesy of David Blaine. But right now, there is a nervous frisson in the air, amplified by the arrival of the first print of The Story of Au Fudge, a modern fairy tale penned by Muller and sold in the venue’s front-ofhouse shop—it’s all starting to feel real. After the shoot wraps, a “Happy Birthday” sing-along erupts, accompanied by a round of freshly baked chocolate cupcakes—such is the perk of having resident pastry chef Lidia Cancino on set. It’s a fitting snack, not only because Biel is turning 34, but also because it was a chocolate treat—a reputedly homely one—that led her to this moment. Years ago, before fermented foods were de rigueur in Los Angeles, Biel’s parents got her interested in gut-friendly nutrition, inspired by the book The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates, now a personal friend of the Biel family: “I had been exploring trying to make recipes healthier,” Biel explains. “So I brought this chocolate brownie cake I’d concocted with low-glycemic sugar and coconut oil to Estee’s son Teddy’s birthday party.” “This was before anyone was really doing anything like that, and she showed up to the party with the ugliest cake you ever saw, and everyone devoured it,” recalls Stanley, Biel’s longtime stylist and friend.
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“I lacquered this antique library ladder and use it as a bookshelf in my office. It houses a lot of my rare, vintage and firstedition books—and mementos from favorite places around the world. Opposite: “I bought this mantel at a salvage warehouse in Washington, D.C., where my husband and I were reporters together. The books to my left include a copy of my upcoming Hemingway biography EVERYBODY BEHAVES BADLY (of course we keep a copy in our bedroom, with a title like that) and a copy of Matador by the [late] American matador and writer BARNABY CONRAD (father of C Contributing Editor-at-Large Kendall Conrad), who was a source for my book.”
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What was ONCE
territory for a pair of deeply entrenched New Yorkers has become something of a
new beginning. Author
LESLEY M. M. BLUME recounts her familyâ€™s NEW ADVENTURES
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“This vintage BROWNIE camera was a gift from my husband.” Below: “The bookcase is evidence of my total OCD. The minibar is flanked by vintage cocktail books.”
“For months leading up to our move from NYC, we promised Oona that she could get a teepee and a dollhouse. A teepee is a big deal for us; there was simply no room for anything like that in NYC. It is sort of a symbol of breathing space for us now that we’re here…and she’s obsessed with it.”
“Our upstairs terrace and my de facto office. It is shaded by thick two-story bird-of-paradise trees and is the heart of our home.”
We probably weren’t the most obvious candidates to move to Los Angeles. I am what people often describe as a quintessential New York character, for better or worse. Consider the evidence: I am invariably clad in black; I am addicted to my work; I am more inclined toward cheese plates than canyon hikes; I practically lived at Bemelmans and the 21 Club. I also happen to be a fifth-generation New Yorker (on my dad’s side); my husband is third generation; no one from either of our immediate families has ever made the pilgrimage west. But Los Angeles began to beckon us several years ago. The siren song had nothing to do with the exodus of creative New Yorkers who’d begun moving here, thanks to the extreme expense of dwelling in our city (someone quoted in the The New York Times recently aptly described contemporary Manhattan as “Dubai with blizzards”). In fact, I was fairly annoyed when I realized that we were inadvertently following a trend—but there was no avoiding it. Whenever New York becomes untenable—either because
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it gets too rich or too poor—Los Angeles is a beneficiary. The fact was that we simply loved it out here in L.A. Things that killed me about this city: the view of the sunbaked hills and sea from the terrace restaurant at the Getty; the smell of orange blossoms that hangs in the air; the Old Hollywood section (and chocolate assortment!) at Book Soup; the ride up Beachwood Drive to Beachwood Café, the crooked, iconic Hollywood sign looming on the hills ahead. With each trip here it got harder and harder to go back to New York. Finally, we saw our opportunity to make the leap west: Last fall, I finished and delivered my upcoming Ernest Hemingway biography, Everybody Behaves Badly, and signed with talent agency UTA. My husband is an attorney for Disney/ABC (he’s a reformed journalist; we met at ABC News’ Nightline a hundred years ago; our first date was a biochemical warfare training session), and his job was transferred to the Disney lot in Burbank. We looked at quite a few houses here—
including Marilyn Monroe’s notorious former home in Brentwood—but ultimately picked a charming 1926 hacienda in West Hollywood, whose second-floor terrace is shaded by bird-of-paradise plants. You can see the Hollywood sign from our library. (Please understand that this is a big deal for New Yorkers. If we can’t gaze at the Chrysler Building every day, we damn well want to see the Hollywood sign.) At first we didn’t know what to do with so much space, but we heaped the balconies and terrace with citrus trees and bougainvillea; our 3,000-book collection commandeered many of the other rooms. Sometimes we forget that we even have a backyard (still New Yorkers!); the grill has remained untouched, but we’ll work up the courage to approach it eventually. Suddenly we own curious objects like beach towels, watering cans, outdoor cushions, and most curious of all: cars— including an astonishing truck-like thing that we call the Terranimal (this beast is used by our nanny—a true L.A. creature:
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“The owl mask is a headdress created by milliner ASHLEY LLOYD, whose headpieces have been worn by Lady Gaga and Rihanna.” Below: “The photo of my daughter and me was taken by SEBASTIAN SMITH. The lady in polka dots was taken by LISETTE MODEL; my grandfather, an NYC attorney, represented her estate.”
Valley-raised, agent father—to tote our city-child to the beach, where she marvels at the sand and the sheer size of the sky above). There is, of course, a learning curve for immigrant New Yorkers. Certain lessons must be mastered, stat: Obvious impatience or urgency must not be demonstrated, even in business matters; the word “vehicle” is a film term, not an automotive one; one must not make fun of canyon hiking, as it is apparently a religious experience for people here; assume that everyone you meet at a party is likely an actor and you should pretend to recognize him or her, lest you mortally wound that person’s feelings. Once you’ve reconciled yourself to such truths, you’ll probably be fine, and there is a real heaven to be found here. My moments of bliss come when all of our windows and doors are open and the warm breeze scatters bougainvillea blossoms across our floors; or when the high-noon sun bathes the terrace as I’m writing, wearing a huge straw gardening hat; or when my daughter paints on her easel, surrounded by lemon trees, with our ancient French bulldog lying and panting next to her, his black fur hot from the sun. Now, if only I could get Bemelmans to deliver dinner here, my life in Los Angeles would be perfect. •
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Beyond the Fishers’ extensive collection, other areas with strong ties to S.F. are deeply probed. In a city well known for its photography collectors—Bob Fisher, Trevor Traina, David Mahoney and Winn Ellis—the introduction of the John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography makes perfect sense (it’s also worth mentioning that one of the founders of SFMOMA was a close personal friend of Ansel Adams). The center makes SFMOMA the largest space in the U.S. permanently devoted to photography. And the collection is equally profound: Senior Curator of Photography Sandra Phillips can pluck her favorites from more than 17,800 works for the nearly 15,000-square-foot space. For her opening exhibition, entitled “California and the West,” she selected photos that echo the state’s tradition of working the land to develop an industry “and how it affects the human spirit,” she says wryly. Drawing on early photographers, who were often former forty-niners who found panning for gold too difficult, she shows how early images sparked the conservation movement. Phillips gestures to a photo by Carleton Watkins, whose images of Yosemite were presented to the U.S. Congress and prompted Abraham Lincoln to federally preserve Yosemite Valley. Other pieces in the 200-photograph exhibition include many post-1906 earthquake images, which ushered in a local trend for glorifying nature and natural things. From there she traces the decades, pausing before heart-wrenching photos by Dorothea Lange, a series chronicling the Patty Hearst media circus, and on to contemporary favorites such as Larry Sultan. It’s already a mind-boggling cultural experience, but it’s hard not to ask the question, “What next?” Right now the museum is coy with the details, apart from an upcoming Bruce Conner and a Matisse/Diebenkorn show, but it should be an adventure to see how these curators begin to play with the Fisher collection juxtaposed with the museum’s own masterpieces in the coming years. Roberts’ own remarks while admiring Agnes Martin’s Night Sea (1963) seem apropos: “The more time I spend looking at it, the more it unfolds.” Under their watch, the museum should too. •
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in Rollo’s words, is “the imagineer.” Stanley oversaw the design of the luxe-rustic space, from the oak floors to the artisan cement tiles on the patio and mounted stuffed animal heads on the wall. The vibe is British countryside gastropub filtered through a minimal lens—the better to squeeze strollers into, perhaps. Rollo and Gonzalez bring an entrepreneurial savvy and familiarity with the culinary scene. “The thing that really drew us to this was that it was imagined by three people who weren’t in the business; they were able to dream outside of the box, and be limitless in their creativity,” says Rollo of Au Fudge’s original founding trio, Stanley, Muller and Biel. Adds Muller, “We were three girls who knew nothing about the restaurant industry but had a great idea.” The organic-leaning menu spans a grassfed burger to a vegan Caesar salad, and under the supervision of chef James King (Sunset Tower Hotel), children’s options transcend run-of-the-mill chicken fingers—think truffled grilled-cheese sticks and deviled egg-lets. There’s also a marketplace stocked with the owners’ personal favorites, including Rococo Chocolates from England and Vittoria Coffee from Australia, the preferred brew of SaundersWeinberg, who splits her time between L.A. and Sydney. “I have big dreams [for Au Fudge],” she says. “I’d love for it to be everywhere.” At times, the media has portrayed the venture as an exclusive playpen for celebrities, with Biel as the ringleader. Of course, snark is a common reaction when an actress pivots to pursue a lifestyle project; just ask the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow (Goop), Jessica Alba (The Honest Company) or Reese Witherspoon (Draper James). “Jessica [Biel] is very talented in many different ways—being an actress is just one of those things,” says Rollo. “I’m not surprised that she is really good as a businesswoman, too.” Adds Gonzalez: “People are quick to judge in a negative way when there is a celebrity attached. But in the end, Au Fudge is bigger than any of us, and what we’re trying to accomplish is so differentiated.” “You can’t help but get your feelings hurt,” Biel admits. “You think, ‘Well, hold on a second. I’m just trying to do some-
thing cool for my community. Why is this getting so turned around?’ But it inspired us to keep moving forward because we know our hearts are in the right place.” It helps to be part of a close-knit team, and also to have support at home from a husband familiar with the territory (Timberlake co-owns the Memphis-style BBQ restaurant Southern Hospitality in New York). “He’s not one of those people to pooh-pooh an idea or a passion. He is the person who says, ‘Do it. And if it fails, it fails. But you did it,’” says Biel. “I’m sure he was probably thinking, ‘It’s going to be hard.’” But on a recent Friday at 11:15 a.m., the place was humming with activity— kids jostling for a peek at the pastry case, post-yoga moms kissing hellos, and cappuccino and Champagne orders arriving in equal measure. “One lady came up to me and said, ‘I feel like I hit the lottery: My kid is enjoying his food, and then he leaves the table to go and play, and I can sit and enjoy a glass of wine. I cannot thank you enough,’” Biel recounts. “And that makes it feel like we should continue.” The ultimate test of whether the place has staying—and multiplying—power will be time, and, of course, the approval of the most discerning customer in Biel’s realm: “Silas doesn’t really talk yet—he says some words, but he hasn’t given me any real feedback,” she comments. “But—he eats the food.” Considering the source, that’s as close to a rave as it gets. •
SHOPPING GUIDE ON OUR COVER Oscar de la Renta black stretch cocktail dress with exposed bustier, $2,790, Oscar de la Renta, L.A., 323-653-0200; oscardelarenta.com. Tiffany & Co. Victoria cluster drop earrings in platinum with diamonds, $40,000, mixed cut diamond necklace in platinum, $245,000, Tiffany & Co., B.H., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com. TABLE OF CONTENTS p.10 Fendi Eyeshine sunglasses, $555, fendi.com. David Yurman Signature Pavé pinky ring with demantoid garnets in white gold, $6,000, David Yurman, 371 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H.; davidyurman.com. Monique Lhuillier Mikado structured midi dress, $2,995, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400; barneys.com. Harry Winston diamond link bracelet set in platinum, price upon request, Harry Winston, South Coast Plaza, 714-371-1910; harry winston.com. Zac Posen off-the-shoulder dress,
$5,995, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400; barneys.com. Harry Winston square emeraldcut diamond bracelet in platinum, price upon request, Harry Winston, South Coast Plaza, 714-371-1910; harrywinston.com. Dries Van Noten tulle tier dress, $2,040, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400; barneys.com. Jennifer Meyer three-drop turquoise earrings with diamonds, $19,500, and yellow gold diamond large circle bracelet, $9,500, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400; barneys.com. Oscar de la Renta taffeta gown with black grosgrain accents, $5,890, Oscar de la Renta, South Coast Plaza, 714-754-9044; oscarde larenta.com. Irene Neuwirth one-of-a-kind necklace with sapphires and full cut diamonds, price upon request, one-of-a-kind earrings with sapphire, indicolite and diamond pavé, price upon request, Irene Neuwirth, W.H., 323-2852000; ireneneuwirth.com. p.12 Amaiò Swim Amour bikini, $380, amaioswim.com. MIND THE GAP p.48 Veto stainless-steel ring with diamonds, $575, jewelista.com. Repossi Serti Sur Vide triple-band ring in pink gold with diamonds, price upon request, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400; barneys.com. Chanel Plume ring with pearl and diamond in white gold, $6,400, Chanel Fine Jewelry Boutiques, 800-550-0005. Jemma Wynne open ring with set diamond and sapphire in white gold, $19,240, jemmawynne.com. Kimberly McDonald one-of-a-kind triple white opal marquis finger cuff ring in rose gold, $6,175, Kimberly McDonald, L.A., 310-854-0890; kimberlymcdonald.com. Van Cleef & Arpels Two Butterfly Between the Finger ring with tsavorite garnets and diamonds in white and yellow gold, $24,900, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H., 310-276-1161; vancleefarpels.com. Dezso by Sara Beltran pinky cuff ring with diamonds in rose gold, $1,760, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400; barneys.com. Andrea Fohrman Galaxy Collection lapis and diamond ring in yellow gold, $2,850, Jamie Geller Jewelry, 310-450-5392; jaimiegellerjewelry.com. Dior Fine Jewelry Diorama Précieuse ring in yellow gold, amethyst and emerald, $9,500, Dior, B.H., 310-859-4700; dior.com. Hoorsenbuhs Revere ring in white gold and diamonds, $7,500, hoorsenbuhs.com. Zoe Chicco gold open ring with diamond and pearl in yellow gold, $385, zoechicco.com. Jason Wu Green Marble open ring in gold-plated brass (from the Fall 2016 runway collection), $355, jasonwustudio.com.
B.H., 310-276-1161; vancleefarpels.com. p.92 Marco Bicego hand-engraved necklace with lemon citrine, amethyst, citrine and blue topaz in yellow gold, $13,980, Neiman Marcus, S.F., 415-362-3900; marcobicego.com. Trina Turk Santorini beach towel, $78,000, Trina Turk, Palm Springs, 760-416-2856; trinaturk.com. p.93 Mikimoto Baroque Golden South Sea Pearl ring with diamonds in yellow gold, $24,000, Mikimoto, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-205-8787, mikimotoamerica.com. Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger bracelet with diamond and azure enamel in gold and platinum, $160,000, Tiffany & Co., B.H., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com. Fendi PVC visor, $540, fendi.com. p.94 Cartier Paris Nouvelle Vague earrings with pink sapphires and diamonds in rose gold, $23,500, and ring, $23,900, Cartier B.H., 310-275-4272; cartier.com. Hoorsenbuhs Dame Phantom ring with diamonds in rose gold, $5,250, Hoorsenbuhs Atelier, S.M, 888-6922997, Ext. 707; hoorsenbuhs.com. Thierry Lasry Butterscotchy sunglasses, $525, thierry lasry.com. p.95 Harry Winston earrings with sapphire and micro pavé in platinum, price upon request, Harry Winston, B.H., 310-2718554; harrywinston.com. Mykita & Bernhard Willhelm Daisuke visor, $599, mykita.com. p.96 Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger diamond enamel bracelet in gold, $85,000, Tiffany & Co., B.H., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com. p.97 Vhernier Palloncini earrings, $4,800, and Vhernier Pan Di Zucchero rings, $6,100 each, Vhernier Boutique, B.H., 310-2732444, vhernier.it. Mikoh crochet bikini top in bone, $220, mikoh.com. p.98 Buccellati gold-colored cocktail earrings with kunzite, diamonds and tourmalines, price upon request, Buccellati, B.H., 310-276-7022; buccellati.com. p.99 Cartier Paris Nouvelle Vague ring, see p.94. Bulgari necklace with diamonds, amethyst, blue topaz and rubelite in pink gold, $72,000, Bulgari, B.H., 310-8589216; bulgari.com. Makeup: Chanel Les Beiges foundation, $60, Hydra Beauty Flash balm, $55, Stylo Eyeshadow in 127 Laurier Rose, $34, Inimitable Intense mascara, $32, Rouge Allure Velvet Intense lip colour in 43 La Favorite, $37, and Sunkiss Ribbon blush, $70, chanel.com
request, Irene Neuwirth, W.H., 323-285-2000; ireneneuwirth.com. Balenciaga crystalembellished crepe top, $1,885, matches fashion.com. Van Cleef & Arpels snowflake bracelet with diamonds in platinum, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H., 310276-1161; vancleefarpels.com. p.117 Dries Van Noten long embroidered gown, $2,375, mytheresa.com. Charlotte Olympia Joan silk and satin slingback heels, $795, Charlotte Olympia, South Coast Plaza, 657-232-4622; charlotteolympia.com. Tiffany & Co. diamond cluster earrings in platinum, $250,000, platinum red ring, $145,000, Tiffany & Co., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com. Oscar de la Renta aqua taffeta dress with sapphire silk faille and iridescent embroidery, $5,490, Oscar de la Renta, South Coast Plaza, 714-754-9044; oscar delarenta.com. Irene Neuwirth one-of-a-kind earrings with Colombian emeralds, mint chrysoprase and full cut diamonds, price upon request, Irene Neuwirth, W.H., 323285-2000; ireneneuwirth.com. Harry Winston diamond straightline bracelet in platinum, price upon request, Harry Winston, South Coast Plaza, 714-371-1910; harrywinston.com. Tiffany & Co. tsavorite and diamond ring in platinum, $65,000, yellow sapphire ring, $105,000, Tiffany & Co., B.H., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com. Dior Homme small lapel black wool suit, $3,400, black patent calfskin derbies, $770, and black silk bow tie, $150, diorhomme.com. Dolce & Gabbana cotton tuxedo shirt, $695, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.com. p.119 Oscar de la Renta dress, see p.117. Irene Neuwirth earrings, see p.117. Harry Winston bracelet, see p.117. Tiffany & Co. rings, see p.117. Makeup: Chanel La Solution 10 de Chanel cream, $80, Sublimage La Creme Yeux, $225, Vitalumiere Aqua foundation in 10 Beige and 50 Beige, $48, Les Beiges SPF 15 powder in N°10 and N°40, $58, Les 4 Ombres eye shadow in 226 Tisse Rivoli, $61, Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliner in 20 Espresso, $33, Le Volume de Chanel mascara in 20 Brun, $32, Sourcils brow pencil in 10 Blond Clair, $29, Crayon Rouge Coco Stylo lip shine in 218 Script, $37, and Le Crayon Levres lip definer in 93 Beige Innocent, $31, chanel.com.
POP ROCKS p.91 David Yurman Signature Pavé pinky ring with emeralds in white gold, $11,000, and Signature Pavé pinky ring with demantoid garnets in white gold, $6,000, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. Dior gourmande grenouille ring with diamond and chrysoprase in yellow gold, $18,000, Dior, B.H., 310-859-4700; dior.com. Van Cleef & Arpels Heritage necklace, $45,000, Van Cleef & Arpels,
AMUSE-BOUCHE p.116 Dolce & Gabbana black silk tuxedo, $3,695, cotton tuxedo shirt, $695, black silk bow tie, $175, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.com. Boss patent-leather lace-up oxfords, $395, Boss, B.H., 310-657-0011; hugoboss.com. Valentino silk caftan dress, $9,700, Valentino, B.H., 310-247-0103; valentino.com. Paul Andrew Passion high-heel slingback, $645, Elyse Walker, 310-230-8882; elysewalker.com. Irene Neuwirth one-of-a-kind necklace with fire opal, tourmaline, turquoise and diamond pavé, price upon request; pink opal ring with rose-cut diamonds, $15,720 and one-of-a-kind yellow gold ring with malachite and diamond pavé, price upon
CORRECTION In C For Men Spring/ Summer 2016 “Time Travel,” p.50, the contact information for the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph in rose gold ($49,000) was incorrect. 365 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-598-2026; South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., C.M., 714-955-4057; vacheron-constantin.com.
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In the land of CODING and START-UPS, keep your eye on the future with these TECHWORLD necessities Edited by LINDSAY KINDELON 13. 1. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Twilight crossbody bag, $298, dvf.com. 2. JENNIFER FISHER JEWELRY Abstract Line cuff, $655, jenniferfisherjewelry.com. 3. JIMMY CHOO Minny 100 sandals, $850, jimmychoo .com. 4. FENDI Eyeshine sunglasses, $555, fendi.com. 5. CHANEL Spring 2016. 6. CAROLINA HERRERA Spring 2016. 7. LA MER The Perfecting Treatment, $240, cremedelamer.com. 8. OSCAR DE LA RENTA top, $1,390, net-aporter.com. 9. SERAPIAN small Meliné bag, $2,100, serapian.com. 10. PROENZA SCHOULER Grommet heels, $995, proenzaschouler.com. 11. MAC COSMETICS Future MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, $32, maccosmetics.com. 12. ROSETTA GETTY crepe shorts, $975, net-aporter.com. 13. MIKIMOTO Black South Sea cultured pearl gradient necklace, price upon request, mikimotoamerica.com.
Flowers and People, Cannot Be Controlled but Live Together - A Whole Year per Hour, 2015, from PACE ART + TECHNOLOGY’s inaugural exhibition, “teamLab: Living Digital Space and Future Parks,” in Menlo Park through July 1.
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When it comes to outfitting the industry’s top movers and shakers, Mary Gonsalves Kinney ((mgkstyle.com .com), the San Francisco-based stylist and contributing editor of SFLuxe, Haute Living and SFLuxe 7x7, finds inspiration from her 7x7 clients’ innovative professions: “I love dressing Silicon Valley because it’s a blank slate where inventors, investors, dreamers and disrupters refuse to play by anyone’s rules,” she says. Here, the tastemaker cracks the regional code. • Favorite place for designer finds? Sam Malouf ((sammalouf.com) in Burlingame offers a curated, high-end selection from Dries Van Noten to Brunello Cucinelli. Other favorite stops for designer pieces in S.V. would be Neiman Marcus ((neimanmarcus.com .com), Louis Vuitton ((louisvuitton.com vuitton.com) and Wilkes Bashford ((wilkes bashford.mitchellstores.com) .com in the Stanford Shopping Center. • Top brunch spot? Center Mademoiselle Colette in Menlo Park if I’ve got a hankering for a pastry or a touch of Paris. mademoisellecolette.com. • Best Place to stay? The Rosewood Hotel, as it is the center of my Silicon Valley universe. rosewoodhotels.com. • Must-book restaurant? Village Pub, of course! I love to visit with my friends and start with an aperitif at the bar and then move to the corner booth for dinner. thevillagepub.net.
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DAVID HOCKNEY’S Untitled No.13 from “The Yosemite Suite,” 2010 David Hockney’s fascination with the American West began when the Briton first moved to Los Angeles in 1964. Think of his modernist swimming-pool images and later his fiery panoramic portrait of the Grand Canyon. In 2010, the L.A.-based artist visited Yosemite National Park with his iPad to draw the landscape in situ—a modern-day en plein air approach. The resulting 20-plus drawings of the park’s lakes, waterfalls, redwood forests, peaks and valleys reveal a man still in awe of California’s natural splendor. Realizing the quality of the pixelated drawings was suitable for printing, Hockney carefully worked to transpose the scale. Framed works from the series, some of which are upward of 8 feet tall, are currently on display at Pace Gallery in New York until June 18.
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WRITTEN BY KELSEY M c KINNON. DAVID HOCKNEY, UNTITLED NO.13 FROM THE YOSEMITE SUITE, 2010, IPAD DRAWING PRINTED ON PAPER, 37" × 28" (94 CM × 71.1 CM) © DAVID HOCKNEY
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