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92 GOLD STANDARD After trading Hollywood for a slower pace in Northern California, Michelle Pfeiffer makes a dazzling big-screen comeback.

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The Tribes of Palos Verdes offers an evocative portrait of California that could have only come from the inside. Here, Emmett and Brendan Malloy, the brothers who directed the film, share a behind-the-scenes look at their impassioned project.

108 PORTRAIT OF A LADY Rising Hollywood ingenue Eiza González showcases the season’s megawatt gems and bombshell hair.

118 LAY OF THE LAND Up-and-coming interior designer Carissa Duncan finds her way home in an organic modern Carmel Valley retreat.

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On Our Cover MICHELLE PFEIFFER wearing a SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO shirt and pants. Photography by KURT ISWARIENKO. Styling by ALISON EDMOND. Hair by RICHARD MARIN for the Rossano Ferretti Salon, Beverly Hills. Makeup by BRIGITTE REISSANDERSEN at The Wall Group. Nails by EMI KUDO at Opus Beauty using Dr. Hauschka.


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Departments 34 FOUNDER’S LETTER California beauty.

36 C PEOPLE

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Who’s who behind the scenes of C.

38 #CMYCALIFORNIA Jillian Dempsey’s painterly picks.

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51 C FASHION In the loop: the season’s must-have earrings. Carolina Herrera perfects the art of the white shirt.

61 C BEAUTY From environmentally conscious salons to lash-lengthening treatments and body-sculpting workouts, California leads the charge in ways to look and feel your best this fall.

71 C DESIGN D’lisa Creager’s wiry wonders. Beach accessories get a stylish upgrade. Punch Hutton returns to her West Coast roots.

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The Bay Area’s “40 seasons” inspire chef Ron Siegel. Miami’s The Broken Shaker debuts its West Coast outpost. Plus, Dominique Ansel’s most ambitious project yet.

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83 C TRAVEL Hawaiian destinations for everyone, from honeymooners to country-clubbers.

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128 WHEN IN Berkeley through the eyes of beauty guru Kristina Holey.

130 PHOTO FINISH Digital denizen Amanda Steele takes the acting route. C 30 NOVEMBER 2017

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Dedicated to all things beautiful—specifically baubles (well, it is that time of year for wish lists) and beauty (that is more than skin deep)—this issue is full of some of our favorite things. Michelle Pfeiffer, a true Hollywood icon, obviously falls into this category. After nearly four decades of mastering her craft, you would think she might be ready to rest a bit. But no, she continues to choose work that is powerful and impactful. With three amazing films released earlier this year, and this month’s Murder on the Orient Express, she shows no signs of stopping. She is still considered one of the world’s most beautiful women, and we couldn’t ask for a better cover subject to also help showcase the season’s sartorial richness. With sparkles aplenty this issue, we highlight another beauty, star-on-the-rise Eiza González, in gems galore! Hairstylist supreme Chris McMillan partnered with C fashion director Alison Edmond to create a beauty portfolio dusted in diamonds. Think big, bombshell hair combined with classic white shirts—a blank canvas against which the jewels truly pop. I have always thought of jewelry as an opportunity for infusing meaning into one’s style. Personally speaking, I have numerous pieces that are in heavy rotation, and I believe that they carry both my energy and the memories I’ve made while wearing them. When my daughters inherit said pieces one day, I’d like to think that they will be wearing the mementos I’ve acquired along life’s path. Speaking of paths, up-and-coming interior designer Carissa Duncan was looking for a less-traveled one when she sought respite in Carmel Valley. The home she created is a study in black and white, where organic forms mix with modern moments—an arresting juxtaposition with the natural landscape of Northern California. Turning south, we connect with sibling filmmakers Emmett and Brendan Malloy, who are bringing Joy Nicholson’s novel The Tribes of Palos Verdes to the big screen. Our behind-the-scenes portfolio, shot by Emmett, alludes to the complicated subtext at the heart of the film’s layered narrative, blended with a distinctively Californian surf culture unique unto itself. In this issue, we also highlight what’s new in California wine country, including the Barbara Bestor-designed Ashes & Diamonds winery and the Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa. April Gargiulo, founder of cult beauty serum Vintner’s Daughter, then takes us on a tour of her family’s vineyard and invites us to join her and a few friends for a celebratory harvest luncheon. Thankfully, these businesses were not harmed in the devastating fires that swept through the region, but our thoughts continue to be with everyone in Northern California who has been affected. Please join us in helping our friends by continuing to support their endeavors, from buying local wines and products to planning weekend getaways at area hotels. Sonoma and Napa, you are in our hearts.

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C PEOPLE Who’s who behind the scenes of this month’s issue, plus their favorite California places

“It’s wonderful to work with energetic people,” says Alistair Taylor-Young of photographing “Portrait of a Lady,” p.108. With 25 years in the industry, the British lensman has shot for the likes of Condé Nast Traveler and Apple. The Phone Book, his first tome, is filled with fine-art images taken on his smartphone. C SPOTS • Two Bunch Palms, a cool place to stay in Desert Hot Springs • Talesai in Studio City for Thai food • Hot 8 Yoga in Beverly Hills; Francesca Asumah is the best teacher I have ever come across

Angie Silvy “When I get the chance to shoot in wine country, I always say ‘yes,’” says Angie Silvy of photographing “Harvest Noon,” p.44. “It was the perfect setting for the luncheon, under the olive trees and with a view of endless vineyards,” she adds. During her 16 years of professional work, the Australianborn, San Francisco-based photographer has amassed a client roster that includes Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch and Paul Smith, and has been featured in publications spanning Martha Stewart Weddings to Cosmopolitan. C SPOTS • The Roof Deck at The Surfrider Malibu for amazing views • Foreign Cinema in San Francisco, where I recently watched The Princess Bride • North Block Hotel in Yountville has the best pizza I have ever had

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Carissa Duncan “Being a young entrepreneur necessitates vulnerability. It’s amplified when opening up about how I live; but the creative process requires leaning into it,” says Carissa Duncan. The Carmel Valley resident, who launched her design firm Salt + Bones in 2014, focuses on boutique hospitality, restaurant and residential interiors. She designed her own home, featured in “Lay of the Land,” p.118. C SPOTS • Carmel Beach is my toy schnauzer Ginger’s favorite spot on the Monterey Peninsula • The martini at The Progress in San Francisco, which has a constantly evolving menu • Lilify, whose owners are big supporters of the art-and-craft movement happening on the peninsula

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“I first talked with Dominique Ansel about opening his debut restaurant during The World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards—I could hardly wait to see what he’d do,” says writer Michalene Busico, who shares her findings in “Rising to the Occasion,” p.80. Busico, whose previous posts include food editor at The New York Times and deputy features editor at the Los Angeles Times, grows Syrah grapes to make wine in Malibu, where she resides. C SPOTS • A meditative massage in the Wellness Shed at the Native hotel in Malibu • A beach hike from Zuma to Leo Carrillo • Augustine Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks, L.A.’s most underrated restaurant

“Writing for C allows me to explore my home as though I’m a visitor, with fresh eyes and a sense of openness to all of the charm the terrain has to offer,” says C editorial assistant Ericka Franklin, who has spent a decade working as a red carpet reporter in Los Angeles, contributing to WWD, Glamour, Variety and InStyle. When not writing, she enjoys creating watercolor portraits. C SPOTS • My Two Cents on Pico Boulevard has the most authentic-tasting vegetarian po’ boy • Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes for self reflection and a stunning view • I Love Lulu in Long Beach for nourishing hair treatments with organic ingredients

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Best known for working her maquillage magic on Hollywood royalty, Jillian Dempsey was a painter before she established herself as a sought-after makeup artist. The L.A. native fuses her artful eye and obsession with beauty into inimitable cosmetic creations, from red-carpet looks on the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart, to a signature range of naturally derived eye-makeup products, launched last year, to which she just added two moody new editions of her waterproof Khôl eyeliner: Deep Burgundy and Black Sapphire. jilliandempsey.com.

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“An amazing workout retreat, physically and mentally. They teach you to balance your diet, exercise and work with a new health routine.” 12220 Cotharin Rd., Malibu, 310-457-8700; theranchmalibu.com.

“Tracey Cunningham has never made a mistake on my color, and to me, that’s epic.”

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“The owner of the studio, Leyon Azubuike, is simply the best. I have followed him everywhere for years.” 1415 Wilshire Blvd., S.M., 310-745-2957; gloveworxusa.com.

“It’s like a new green and clean version of Sephora. We need more ways to access non-toxic beauty—period.” 2136 Fillmore St., S.F., 415-885-1800; credobeauty.com.

“A jewelry boutique where everyone can find their own personal style. It’s a must if you are ever in the neighborhood.” 225 26th St., S.M., 310-458-2724; brokenenglishjewelry.com.

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The Social House at VENTANA BIG SUR hosts the resort’s myriad activities.

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VENTANA BIG SUR, AN ALILA RESORT

The Great Outdoors Big Sur’s majestic coastline, with its confluence of sea, sky and mountainous redwood forest, has long lured the curious and creative, beckoning travelers from around the world. But that all came to a standstill last winter when mudslides transformed the rugged paradise into an inaccessible island of sorts. Now, after months of repair, the iconic community on California’s Central Coast is back, with a slew of indulgent offerings.

Leading the way is the multimilliondollar renovation of the area’s beloved Ventana Big Sur, recently reopened as part of Alila Hotels and Resorts. Executive chef Paul Corsentino’s The Sur House features a newly expanded terrace and a 10,000-bottle wine cellar; guest rooms and suites with refreshed interiors by BraytonHughes Design Studios come complete with private balconies and patios; while sound baths, falconry,

charcoal drawing and other niche experiences are also on offer. The slightly more adventurous can enjoy glamping in one of Ventana’s 15 safari-style tents, housekeeping service included, or take a dip in the Mountain Pool, clothing optional. Cap it off with a glass from the Central Coast cellar and enjoy the view. Rooms from $625. 48123 Highway 1, Big Sur, 831.667.2331; ventanabigsur.com. • GILLIAN KOENIG

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s childhood ramblings led her to the Brentwood Country Mart’s candy store, and now the Goop founder has retraced her steps to open her own boutique in this neighborhood haunt. The ever-curious actor, whose pioneering health adventures sparked a website that has become a lifestyle brand, is stocking the shelves of her Goop Lab with an edited selection of apothecary lines, fashion finds, furniture, wellness elixirs and even a limited-edition shoe collaboration with longtime friend Christian Louboutin. The airy 1,300-square-foot space dreamed up by design team Roman and Williams—the minds behind Ace Hotel New York and Paltrow’s personal residences— resembles a Westside bungalow, complete with a gathering spot for cooking classes and demos held around a cream-colored Lacanche range. “We started with the communal aspects,” says Paltrow. Roman and Williams co-founder Robin Standefer says the shop’s greenhouse, kitchen, apothecary and living room foster “respite and conversation.” Paltrow adds, “The beauty of the Country Mart is that even though some of the stores have changed, the small-town feel and sense of community is the same.” 225 26th St., Ste. 37, S.M., 310-260-4702; goop.com. GREG BANKS, one of the vintage aficionados profiled in TALES OF ENDEARMENT.

FINDERS Keepers What’s old is new again to photographer, writer and stylist Natalie Joos and the vintage clothing aficionados featured in her debut book, Tales of Endearment: Modern Vintage Lovers and Their Extraordinary Wardrobes (powerHouse Books, $50), a companion to her cult website of the same name. An inspiring collection of photos and stories, the new tome peeks into the personalities and one-of-a-kind closets of 59 vintage connoisseurs, historians and enthusiasts. As for Joos’ favorite L.A. source? “Cannonball & Tilly,” she says of Laura Kranitz’s Little Ethiopia shop. “It’s affordable, fun and she knows her stuff.”

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The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills ups the ante on luxury with its newly debuted La Prairie Spa, complete with steam rooms, a health club and six private treatment rooms for decadent pampering. Rounding out the Swiss skincare brand’s menu of signature services are offerings exclusive to the property, including the 5.5-hour Diamond Day experience, which encompasses a signature facial and body treatment, a Champagne lunch, a mani-pedi and a makeup consultation ($725). 9850 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-860-6666; waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com.


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Left: APRIL GARGIULO, admiring her family’s cabernet sauvignon vines, wears a DÔEN wraparound dress. Above: Friends gather for an al fresco lunch overlooking GARGIULO VINEYARDS. Below: Vials of VINTNER’S DAUGHTER serum ($185 each). The wood table, set with wildflowers by the MONKEY FLOWER group, was originally made for April’s wedding to her husband, Mitch.

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Harvest NOON

THE FOUNDER OF CULT BEAUTY BRAND VINTNER’S DAUGHTER HOSTS A LEISURELY LUNCH FOR HER ENTREPRENEURIAL FRIENDS It’s one of those gorgeous autumn days in Napa Valley when the grapes seem to perspire in the sun and the air is heavy with their sweetness. High above Gargiulo Vineyards’ 575 OVX vineyard, on a patio with cascading views, April Gargiulo wanders in front of the dressed table, adjusting a plate here, straightening a tablecloth there, tweaking the wildflowers. The smell of chef Nash Cognetti’s roasting vegetables wafts through the air. Soon Gargiulo’s friends—women who own businesses in fashion, beauty and wine—begin arriving

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in billowy dresses, sunglasses and big hats. There is brow guru Michele Holmes, facial massage specialist Julie Lynge, bloggers Ali Singer and Lisa Williams, plus fashion designer Lauren Podoll and others. Until today, they’ve yet to mix socially, but they are all part of a likeminded circle of women that Gargiulo has collected over the past four years while running the beauty brand Vintner’s Daughter, which has a single product, the 22-ingredient Active Botanical Serum. Beauty is a relatively new gig for


Clockwise, from above: Gargiulo wears a blouse from Dôen, with jewelry from METIER. Figs and goat cheese with lavender honey by chef NASH COGNETTI. Organic roasted vegetables. Sangiovese APRILE wine, named after Gargiulo. Guests enjoy the 22-ingredient menu.

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Gargiulo, who comes from old Napa Valley stock: Her mother’s cousins Barney and Belle Rhodes were instrumental in the U.S. wine industry’s revival in the 1960s. She also ran the family vineyards for eight years before she decided to start Vintner’s Daughter. The idea was to take the vintner’s approach to refinement and translate it to skincare. Applying maceration’s beauty equivalent, effleurage, Gargiulo uses infusions from nutrient-dense plants and leaves, in contrast to the majority of mainstream

natural skincare lines, which use inexpensive extracts and powders. Sourcing was also key: “Every ingredient is organic or wild crafted, coming from pristine sources,” Gargiulo notes. For example, some of her cypress is collected by basket off a coastal cliff in Spain. The resulting serum (which takes three weeks to make) presents a full spectrum of vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients for the skin, and is designed to combat inflammation, brighten, balance and tone, and help with fine lines and wrinkles. Continued on p.126

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The SPINELLI KILCOLLIN Avarice candle, $58, was developed in collaboration with NYC fragrance design studio JOYA.

Inspired by the great American road trip, the Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa (formerly The Sunburst Calistoga) has opened after a complete overhaul. The 50-room oasis balances midcentury charms (suites are inspired by vintage camper vans and stocked with old-school snacks like Jiffy Pop) with the amenities that Napa visitors have come to expect, including three mineral pools, a full-service spa and fancy pour-over coffee from San Francisco’s Equator. Bonus: They are also cool with putting up your canine companion. 1880 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, 707-942-0991; calistogamotorlodgeandspa.com.

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Magic Touch With an art installation carved from teakwood and a signature tuberose-and-amber scent in the air, the jewelry brand John Hardy’s first L.A. store, in Westfield Century City, immerses customers in an enchanted setting inspired by its sustainable artisan workshop in Bali. As creative director Hollie Bonneville Barden notes, “[L.A.’s] relaxed energy and raw creative spirit is reminiscent of our Balinese heritage.” 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 1937, L.A., 310-203-9690; johnhardy.com.

From left: JOHN HARDY’s new Century City store, and Modern Chain Kick Cuff, $16,500.

From left: THE MIGHTY’s chef Russell Victorioso. Tagliatelle with pesto and egg yolk; rigatoni with sausage, passata and peperonata.

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POWER Move “Downtown has been on our radar for some time. The energy and growth are undeniable,” says chef Karen Hatfield. At The Mighty, her latest venue with her husband and business partner, Quinn, the Hatfields are branching out from their established base on La Brea, home to The Sycamore Kitchen and Odys + Penelope. The Spago alumni continue to serve their hearty seasonal cuisine, this time in a casual setting inside the historic Higgins Building. After you’re sated with spinach fattoush salad and house-made pasta, don’t miss Karen’s acclaimed desserts, such as vanillahoney budino and chocolate Nutella layer cake. 108 W. 2nd St., Ste. 105, L.A., 213-278-0025; themightydtla.com.

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1. CÉLINE Large Big Bag in soft bare calfskin, $5,500. 2. MALIBU BEACH INN 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. 3. COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett (Harper, $15.) 4. JENNIFER FISHER Burnish white-diamond cuff, $6,500. 5. ROBERT WEINGARTEN 6:30 AM Series, craigkrullgallery.com. 6. GUCCI Fish embroidered T-shirt, $950. 7. SPA MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS 225 N. Canon Dr., B.H. 8. PARKER THATCH Tennis Bag, $298. 9. NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil, $27. 10. SUPERGOOP! Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50, $19. 11. GABRIELA HEARST Marlene boots, $1,067, matchesfashion.com. 12. EMPTY VASE Malibu Sunrise arrangement, $149. 13. LISA PERRY Reversible Paint-Splatter-Print placemat, $25, barneys .com. 14. THE HARMONIST Guiding Water candle, $85. 15. ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Milly sweatshirt, $220.

WRITTEN BY ANDREA STANFORD. LUBLIN: SYDNEE VALDES. MALIBU BEACH INN: COURTESY OF MALIBU BEACH INN. MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS: MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS. ORCHIDS: EMPTY VASE FLORIST. ROBERT WEINGARTEN PRINTS: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

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Free Thinker

In a fashion season marked with eccentric trimmings and elaborate adornment, classic jewelry pieces continue to hold their own. Whether mixed and layered, or chosen for their own singular statement power, the right gems can make or break an outfit. Hoops or studs; rings or cuffs; choker or pendant...anything goes right now, but the impact is all in the confidence with which you wear it. •

Actress EIZA GONZÁLEZ wearing MARCO BICEGO rings (from left), $1,670 and $4,500.

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1. SYLVIE CORBELIN Jardins Suspendus 1 bamboo earrings, Just One Eye, L.A. 2. FENDI logo hoop earrings, $495, fendi.com. 3. FOREVERMARK BY JADE TRAU diamond hoops, price upon request, forevermark.com. 4. ROBERTO CAVALLI metal and Swarovski crystal earrings, $550, robertocavalli.com. 5. DAVID WEBB Zebra Stripe double hoop earrings, $18,500, David Webb, B.H. 6. JILL HELLER vintage gold and diamond bamboo hoops, $16,750, jillhellerjewelry.com. 7. MIKIMOTO Akoya cultured pearl earrings, $6,800, Mikimoto, B.H. 8. JENNIFER FISHER single square hoop earring, $155 each, jenniferfisherjewelry.com. 9. GRAZIELA GEMS Princesa emerald earrings, $11,990, grazielagems.com. 10. ANNETTE FERDINANDSEN Sea Fan hoops, $260, Broken English, S.M. 11. ASPREY link diamond earrings, $11,750, Asprey, B.H. 12. JOHN HARDY Taman Mandarin earrings, $32,000, John Hardy, L.A.

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WHITE Out

CAROLINA HERRERA’S CRISP NEW TAKE ON THE PIECE THAT HAS BECOME HER PERSONAL STYLE SIGNATURE

Clockwise from top: Blouse with pearl ball trim, $1,290. CAROLINA HERRERA. Asymmetrical blouse, $1,290. Bow-sleeve blouse, $1,090.

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The late Interview editor Ingrid Sischy counted Andy Warhol’s screen prints of Carolina Herrera among his best: “You really feel like he paid attention to the portraits of Carolina with the amount of paint he used, the colors he chose and the care to detail,” Sischy wrote in a 2004 volume by Alexandra Kotur devoted to the Venezuelan-born fashion designer. Similarly, Herrera herself has worked to perfect one particular subject over the years: the white shirt. Now, for her Fall 2017 collection, she has again found herself poring over the details of the crisp cotton wardrobe mainstay to whip up fresh new designs. Headlining is a button-down with a Peter Pan collar outlined by intricate white embroidery. “I’ve worn white shirts since I was very young,” says Herrera. “I started with the Peter Pan collar with my uniform from school,” she adds. Since then, Herrera says she’s donned a plethora of styles, and includes a one-shoulder interpretation and a top encircled with a delicate built-in capelet among her latest offerings. The new designs will join the pantheon of blouses Herrera’s worn over the years for everything from horseback riding and tennis to evening galas. “A white shirt is my security blanket—it works for every occasion in my life!” she confesses. 226 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-288-2100; carolinaherrera.com. • ELIZABETH VARNELL

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Clockwise: THE OFFICE OF ANGELA SCOTT flagship store, Mr. Evans oxfords, $525, and pouches, starting at $295.

NATURAL Charm Diamond Spiral Coin necklace, $9,109.

LOS ANGELES

Like a Boss THE LAST LINE With a fine-arts background, L.A.-based Shelley Gibbs Sanders creates shimmering designs for The Last Line that include a spiral coin necklace, fringed drop earrings, spiritual symbol charms and mix-and-match jewelry that, she says, “can be worn but not worried about.” thisisthelast.com.

MALIBU

JUST LIKE NEW

Fashion Bringing old-world craftsmanship to the 21st century, third-generation cobbler Levon Akopyan rejuvenates designer handbags at Purse Rehab in Malibu. 3882 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310-972-9823; purserehab.com.

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PURSE REHAB works magic on a SAINT LAURENT bag.

TARA San Francisco and New York-based Annette Lasala Spillane says her designs for The Artisan Row Accessories (TARA), which incorporate leaves and petals in blue and pink sapphires, conjure “the permanence and fragility of our memories.” ishoptara.com. White-gold ring with white and black diamonds, $14,600.

BEVERLY HILLS

Quilt Trip Chanel updates its signature quilting motif for its new Coco Crush fine jewelry collection, comprising bold earrings, bracelets and stackable rings in varying shades of gold and diamonds, available at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. 9700 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-550-5900.

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CHANEL Coco Crush cuff in 18-karat yellow gold and diamonds, $114,800.

EMILY P. WHEELER Evoking natural beauty and modern environments (she cites icicles dangling from a building as inspiration), San Franciscobased Emily P. Wheeler makes her jewelry in California with conflict-free diamonds and precious stones. emilypwheeler.com.

WRITTEN BY KHANH T.L.TRAN. ANGELA SCOTT: ANGELA SCOTT. TARA: EMMAN MONTALVAN. EMILY P. WHEELER: JEN KAY.

On the road for half the year, L.A.-based designer Angela Scott depends on the right travel accessories. So she’s created a leather collection, including laptop cases and versatile backpacks, to complement her shoe line, The Office of Angela Scott. “For the woman on the go who likes to stay organized,” says Scott, the collection features pouches that can be tucked into one another as well as a backpack that can be carried like a handbag. 7975 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-424-7796; theofficeofangelascott.com.


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FRESH COLORS, UNEXPECTED TRENDS AND POWERPACKED PRODUCTS INVIGORATE THE SEASON NOVEMBER 2017 C 61


BEAUTY

KAPULET features both established and up-andcoming brands.

THE EXPERTS

COLOR Theory

TOP ARTISTS BREAK DOWN FALL’S BOLD HUES

MÉLANIE INGLESSIS Clients: Olivia Wilde, Ruth Negga, Amber Heard

“Bright colors on the eyes, like neon pink, electric blue and red, either as a sharp liner or as a one-color wash, is a great statement.” MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow and Powder Blush in Mauve, $21, sephora.com. PAT McGRATH LABS Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit, $165, patmcgrath.com. STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Paradise Pink, $22, stilacosmetics.com. URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Electric, $20, urbandecay.com. NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Subra, $29, sephora.com.

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Clients: Zoë Kravitz, Jessica Biel, Emma Watson

“I’m loving the ‘snogged lip’ created by Val Garland for the Preen show in pure reds or vibrant orange-reds. Apply with your finger, then blot to leave a stain with a soft lip line.”

Clients: Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Dakota Johnson

“Colored mascara paired with an almost naked tonal face is a fun yet chic way to bring in color trends. Same as a red lip with a bare face, but it’s more unexpected.”

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CHANEL Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Character, $32; Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in No. 1 and No. 4, $37 each, chanel.com. GLOSSIER Cloud Paint Duo in Dusk, $18 each, Generation G in Zip, $18, glossier.com. LAURA MERCIER Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Vermilion, $28, lauramercier.com.

THE PURVEYORS

STOCK UP Kapulet, a new beauty website based in Los Angeles, is a gold mine of deals for skincare and cosmetics enthusiasts. For a $60 annual fee, it offers members access to high-quality, cruelty-free brands (including R+Co, Dermalogica, Pureology and Oribe), as well as smaller indie and cult offerings like Agent Nateur, Suntegrity, Prtty Peaushun and Philip B, at discounted prices. “We select the most in-demand and effective products,” says buying director Vicky Chuidian. Kapulet also sends its members surprise credits, complimentary samples and beauty tutorials, and often features philanthropic activities on the site. kapulet.com.

CHANEL Joues Contraste Powder Blush in So Close, $45; Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in La Diva, $37; Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Character, $32; Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Espresso, $33, chanel.com.

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PRO TIP

“Vibrant blues are the nail color for fall. Think royal, cobalt and the darkest navy that almost looks like black winter.” —SARAH GIBSON TUTTLE Owner, Olive & June

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BLUEMERCURY’s Larchmont boutique.

Washington, D.C.-based beauty retailer Bluemercury has California fever. In 2017 they opened nine new West Coast locations, including their largest store in California, a 2,200-square-foot space on Sunset Plaza. By the end of 2018 they’ll have opened 12 more, the first being in Downtown L.A. Stocked with more than 100 brands, including house skincare line M-61, most sites also offer spa services. “Our goal is to be the best in the world at giving beauty advice,” says Barry Beck, founder and chief operating officer. 8602 Sunset Blvd., W.H., 310-289-5220; bluemercury.com.

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THE TREATMENT

“For a beautiful glow, I recommend using a gentle exfoliant one or two times a week to create more supple skin and achieve better product penetration.”

UPLIFTING News Even those who freely indulge in med-spa menus tend to classify a traditional face-lift as “the biggie.” So the fact that a minimally invasive alternative is gaining traction is worth a second glance. Silhouette InstaLift, a 30-minute in-office procedure, helps lift and restore volume to the mid-face and cheek area using “strings” made from biodegradable polymers with absorbable cones to lift facial sagging and provide

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stable support. Over time the “strings” start to dissolve and are replaced by collagen. New York- and Chicago-based plastic surgeon Dr. Julius Few has earned a reputation as the go-to guy for the treatment, and he often sees patients on the West Coast. While he’s discreet about his clientele, it’s safe to say he’s on many a Hollywood speed dial. From $3,000. 312-202-0882; fewinstitute.com.

THE EXPERTS

LASHING OUT While perennially in fashion, it’s fair to say that lashes really are having a moment. The fall runway shows were full of them: defined lower lashes, ’60s lashes, colored lashes—the list continues. Ontrend modern eyelash extensions, which are attached individually with medicalgrade adhesive, and lash lifts, which utilize a chemical solution, go above and beyond mascara and falsies. Consider visiting one of these in-demand experts. DIANE BUZZETTA A master of meticulous extension application and natural glam style. Starting at $350. By appointment, 718-594-4395. TAY COATS Favored for natural-looking lash extensions. Starting at $125. 463 S. Robertson Blvd., Ste. 3, B.H., 310-869-0775; winxed.com. SARAH MAXWELL Known for her versatility with lash extensions, lifts and tints. Starting at $150. sarahmaxwellbeauty.com. DIONNE PHILLIPS Specializing in custom individual lashes to create a flawless look. Starting at $85. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Studio 22, L.A., 310-552-8174; dlashes.com. JENN STREICHER A whiz at enhancing lashes by lifting them at the root, using Keratin Lash Lift. $250. 9278 Civic Center Dr., B.H., 310-205-2600; striiike.com.

LASHES: TAMARA WILLIAMS/TRUNK ARCHIVE. ROYAL FERN SERUM: VIOLET GREY. SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT: LAURENT DARMON/TRUNK ARCHIVE.

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BEAUTY Clockwise from far left: ADIR ABERGEL. The stylist’s new mixed metals collection of barrettes. A Lena Wald diamond bobby pin in yellow gold, $680. Abergel’s Met Ball style for REESE WITHERSPOON.

Stylist JONATHAN ANTIN in his Beverly Hills salon.

THE NEW SPOTS

MANE ADDRESS This year, the fast-changing L.A. hair scene has welcomed a cadre of new salons owned by industry elite.

LOCKS on Lock Adir Abergel, the sought-after celebrity hairstylist who travels the globe with A-listers like Reese Witherspoon, Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart, is also creative director of the hair product line Virtue (virtuelabs.com)—“the stuff is magic!” he says—and co-owner of Adir x Lelet NY (leletny.com), a collection of architectural hair accessories of his own design. “A lot of accessories skew young and kitschy—our line offers something

sophisticated and refined,” he says. Here, Abergel shares his go-to tips: • Less is more. But using simple and chic hair accessories in groups of three takes the look to a very editorial place. • Choose your hair accessory as you’d choose your jewelry, to suit your skin tone and hair color. • A well-placed hair accessory can add detail and dimension to a hairstyle. It can make it romantic or edgy or sweet.

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THE PRODUCTS

TEXTURAL Context

“Embrace your natural texture. Spritz water around your face to reshape in the morning, add a few drops of oil to the ends of your hair and scrunch all together.” —MARA ROSZAK Celebrity Hair Stylist

1. DRYBAR Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant, $30, ulta.com. 2. T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand, $270, violetgrey.com. 3. VIRTUE One For All 6-in-1 Styler, $36, virtuelabs.com. 4. OUAI Soft Mousse, $28, sephora.com.

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454 NORTH Headliner: Stylist Cervando Maldonado. Maldonado is responsible for Felicity Jones’ effortless fringe and Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley’s fabulous locks. 454 N. Robertson Blvd., W.H., 323-454-1012; @454north. CABIN Headliner: Stylist Kristen Shaw. Shaw, owner of Cabin and stylist to Tori Kelly and Liam Hemsworth, tried a popup salon in DTLA before settling down in Venice. 1502 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice; shopthecabin.com. JONATHAN ANTIN SALON Headliner: Stylist Jonathan Antin. Reality TV pioneer Antin opened a stunning, gallery-like space in Beverly Hills. Clients include Katharine McPhee and Gavin Rossdale. 9635 Brighton Way, B.H., 424-359-3225; jonathanantin.com. KEN PAVES SALON Headliner: Stylist Ken Paves. A favorite of Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria’s, the salon has doubled in size at its new location. 818 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310-205-0087; kenpaves.com. LOFT 647 Headliners: Colorist Lorri Goddard, stylist Cory Aaron Scott. In West Hollywood, the environmentally conscious studio lists Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and the Olsen twins among its star-studded clientele. 647 N. Robertson Blvd., W.H., 424-335-0322; loft647.com.

ABERGEL PORTRAIT: ABBY ROSS. ADIR X LELET: OLIVIA MALONE. WITHERSPOON: ADIR ABERGEL. SALON INTERIOR: HAILLEY HOWARD.

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ADRIANA LIMA trains at AEROSPACE.

THE WORKOUT

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PRESSING Matters

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For those wishing to drop a dress size, the Ballancer Pro adaptive compression system offers hope in the form of lymphatic drainage. “It is like wringing out a washcloth…the mass is lessened without the fluid,” says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu. The process also reduces water retention, bloating, inflammation and lymphedema, and alleviates after-workout soreness in athletes so they can train without pain. Besides treating cellulite, Ballancer Pro shrinks cells and enhances their firmness and elasticity, resulting in a firmer, younger-looking you. “There’s a noticeable difference after one treatment,” says Chiu. “Optimal results are achieved after six.” $200/45 min. 9454 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-888-8087; beverlyhillsplasticsurgeryinc.com.

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“Dry brush your body for exfoliation, improved circulation, lymphatic drainage and skin rejuvenation. Follow up with a nice body oil and a rich body lotion.” —MILA MOURSI Celebrity Skin Care Specialist

AEROSPACE HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTER $25/class. 1234 N. La Brea Ave., W.H., 323-919-2311; aerospacenyc.com. BOX ’N BURN $32/class. 11980 San Vicente Blvd. #106, Brentwood, 424-832-3036; boxnburn.com. GLOVEWORX $30/class. 1415 Wilshire Blvd., S.M., 310-745-2957; gloveworxusa.com.

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PREVAIL BOXING $28/class. 5957 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323-452-0101; prevailboxing.com.

3. 1. RODIN Jasmine & Neroli Body Oil, $130, rodinoliolusso.com. 2. MAVE NEW YORK The Razor & Blades Set, $91, violetgrey.com. 3. TATCHA Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter, $48, sephora.com.

RUMBLE $34/class. Coming soon to West Hollywood; rumble-boxing.com.

BALLANCER PRO: ALISTAIR TAYLOR-YOUNG/TRUNK ARCHIVE. LIMA: VICTORIA’S SECRET.

THE TREATMENT

Boxing is back, again. Numerous facilities have opened around L.A. to satisfy locals’ urge to jab. “We are blending a traditional boxing gym experience, where our community can train like athletes, with a modern boutique fitness experience that feels welcoming and supportive,” says Prevail Boxing owner Milan Costich. A typical stress-relieving session incorporates boxing technique, agility, plyometrics, core work and strength training, a cross-training regimen that produces lean results. Celebrities including Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Amanda Seyfried and Justin Bieber are setting aside their yoga mats in favor of this intense workout. “It gives you a sense of badassery,” says Erika Hammond, founding trainer of Rumble, another group-friendly boxing gym. Costich agrees. “Boxing appeals to the modern-day woman. Equally physical and mental, it’s strong but sexy.”


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All that is merry and bright sparkles in our Joyeux Noël Christmas Boutique. Celebrate the diversity and richness of European Christmas traditions as we enhance them with modern influences and themes. We have curated holiday gifts and decorations that showcase some of the oldest European craftsmanship. Experience the magic of the season and be inspired by Joyeux Noël at Roger’s Gardens. rogersgardens.com.

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JAEGER-LeCOULTRE Jaeger-LeCoultre hosted a watch masterclass at Shreve & Co. in San Francisco, inviting a select group of timepiece aficionados to dissect the storied Swiss brand’s Master Calendar. Nathalie Valdez guided guests through the intimate experience, which offered a glimpse into the life of a watchmaker, followed by a light brunch and refreshments. jaeger-lecoultre.com.

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In the Loop

A selection of D’LISA CREAGER’s signature copper-wire sculptures (clockwise from top left): Medusa, Moonwalker, Lion’s Mane and a work in progress. Prices upon request.

After attending an art workshop on wire looping taught by artist/educator Aiko Cuneo (daughter of Ruth Asawa, a famed wire sculptor and student of Josef Albers) 10 years ago, L.A. artist D’lisa Creager was compelled to explore the medium herself. Since then, her mesmerizing large-scale sculptures of looped copper wire, admired for their organic intricacy, have captured the attention of fans such as antiques dealer Joel Chen, designer Windsor Smith and architect Leslie Dowling. A book of hand-drawn organisms by 19th-century zoologist Ernst Haeckel inspired her latest works, in which the academic (she holds a doctorate in social psychology) seeks to “capture the complexity of creatures”; California’s northern coast is also an enduring muse. “It’s hard not to be inspired by such peace and natural beauty,” says Creager. dlisacreagersculpture.com. • KERSTIN CZARRA

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From far left: TREKO Kuk collection pillows, from $200, and throws, from $400. Scenes from Chiloé Island.

SONOMA

Perfect Cover Sonoma-based entrepreneur Catalina Marin imports beautiful textiles from her native Chile for the recently launched Treko, a line of wool throws and pillows crafted by master artisans and weavers on Chiloé Island. (Treko means “yarn of wool” in the local dialect; the raw materials come from Chiloé-raised animals, too.) Marin, a former marketing director for L’Oréal in Chile, merges her California-inspired, contemporary sensibility with “techniques that have been around for centuries, and are passed from generation to generation,” she says. trekochile.com.

Designer JENNI KAYNE. Left: An alpaca throw, $325.

REAL Simple

Design The debut Jenni Kayne Home collection comprises 30 classic pieces, from hand-woven alpaca pillows to suede Moroccan house slippers, all evoking the designer’s own immaculately curated California abode. jennikayne.com.

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STAR Power L.A. glass artist Alison Berger’s newest lighting fixtures are out of this world. Named Lyra (for the constellation), the collection comprises four spherical styles. The cosmos has long inspired Berger, who creates pieces that walk the line between timeless and modern. Along with her signature amber bronze, there are new colored finishes (oxblood, white and green) that cast a truly celestial spell. Available exclusively at Holly Hunt. hollyhunt.com; alisonbergerglassworks.com.

SAN FRANCISCO

Knock on Wood In a marvelous mix of art deco, Biedermeier and Japonism influences, San Francisco-based artist Florian Roeper of Studio Roeper handcrafts contemporary, soulful furniture from locally sourced hardwood slabs like claro walnut, incorporating rich details such as etched bronze and silver leaf. “I’m inspired by California’s drive for innovation as much as the majestic nature that surrounds us,” says Roeper. In addition to creating sleek, richly toned tables and chairs for Louis Vuitton, architect Peter Marino and a bevy of lucky clients, Roeper has a series of resin and wood paintings, stacked sculptures and collectorsedition skateboards available. By appointment. 215 15th St., S.F., 415-216-5714; studioroeper.com.

From left: STUDIO ROEPER’s Soho dining table and Shadow coffee table, prices based on custom options.

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From left: HAMABLA Amagansett outdoor pillows, $80 each, beach blanket, $120, and bamboo beach umbrellas, $375 each.

MALIBU

Making Waves “You should surround yourself with soulful, beautiful items,” says Joelle Maynard, founder and designer of Hamabla—a line of artful beach goods such as canvas pillows with leather tassels, Turkish cotton blankets and weatherproof sling chairs. The organic, modern prints and cheerful sun-baked shades can elevate a picnic in Ojai and a sunset on El Matador Beach alike. Originally from the East Coast, Maynard now calls Malibu home. “The beach is part of everyday life,” she says. “It has become my ultimate muse.” hamabla.com.

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THE EDIT Inside the new Santa Barbara location of EARLY CALIFORNIA ANTIQUES.

With a fluency in decluttering and Scandinavian minimalism, East Bay-based organizer and stylist Shira Gill will transform your home for a fresh start—and perhaps even recondition the way you think. “I work closely with each client to understand their values, lifestyle and personality so we can get to the root of their challenges and create permanent change,” says Gill, who will begin to offer online group and mentorship programs next year. shiragill.com.

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Vintage Appeal Walking into Eric Berg’s Early California Antiques can be equal parts shopping extravaganza and Golden State history lesson. Art and furniture expert Berg, whose inventory spans 18th-century Spanish Colonial portraits to vintage Catalina tiles, relocated his primary retail operation from East Hollywood to downtown Santa Barbara this fall. Should you need to dive deeper into this cache, however, he still also maintains by-appointment outposts in Hollywood and Oxnard. 1331 State St., S.B., 805-837-8735; earlycaliforniaantiques.com.

SHIRA GILL HOME signature closet and home makeovers start from $1,000.

LOS ANGELES

TRULY Gifted PUNCH HUTTON at home in the Hollywood Hills.

High in the Hollywood Hills with her English cream retriever, Salty, Punch Hutton is a world away from her former Manhattan existence, having worked at Vanity Fair for 17 years, starting as Graydon Carter’s assistant. The recent transplant (Hutton was born in Malibu, grew up in Manhattan Beach, and returned to L.A. with her family last January) premiered her own content endeavor last month, High Noon Launch, a website devoted to topics ranging from powder rooms to monograms—anything imperative for a well-lived life. She is also working with hotelier Jeff Klein on the highly anticipated members-only hospitality project San Vicente Bungalows, opening in early 2018. “It’s a very inspiring time to be in L.A. I feel a tremendous amount of creative energy and support, and I’ve drawn on that,” she says. highnoonlaunch.com.

WRITTEN BY ANUSH BENLIYAN, KERSTIN CZARRA, JESSICA RITZ AND ANDREA STANFORD. HAMABLA: MONROE ALVAREZ. EARLY CALIFORNIA ANTIQUES: ERIC BERG. SHIRA GILL: VIVIAN JOHNSON. PUNCH HUTTON: ANTHONY GOBLÉ.

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A Chef for All Seasons Chef Ron Siegel’s career is a veritable highlights reel of San Francisco restaurants: Michael Mina, the Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton, Masa’s, Charles Nob Hill— he’s run them all, not to mention a stint as opening sous chef at The French Laundry. In August, Siegel finally opened a place of his own called Madcap, in San Anselmo. “The approach and technique are not different,” Siegel says, comparing the menu

at the casual Madcap to his previous tony gigs. “But some of the ingredients are. It’s a special, eccentric restaurant.” Here, Siegel focuses on produce and what he considers the Bay Area’s “40 seasons,” as well as his signature nuanced, Japanese cooking style. A sashimi comprises translucent shima aji (striped jack mackerel) with marinated seaweed, a tangy puree of umeboshi plum, shaved

radish, sweet melon and shiso salt. Rabbit tortelloni are filled with miso-braised meat, chanterelles and Crescenza cheese, and garnished with leeks and Parmesan foam. Even simple corn soup is elevated with a pine nut crumble. Order à la carte, or settle in for the eight-course tasting menu ($80). 198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, 415-453-9898; madcapmarin.com. • MICHALENE BUSICO

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The ASHES & DIAMONDS VIP lounge. From near right: The campus, designed by BARBARA BESTOR. A meal prepared by resident chef EMMA SEARS.

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“Ashes & Diamonds started as a love letter to Napa Valley pioneers of the midcentury,” says founder Kashy Khaledi of his new winery, a place deeply dialed into the currents of food and wine culture, located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa. The former multimedia executive tapped L.A. architect Barbara Bestor to create an environment that incorporates Khaledi’s eclectic passions and inspirations, ranging from 1960s wineries to his interest in California’s historic Case Study Houses. Bestor’s slick, contemporary campus design takes advantage of Highway 29’s vineyard views and enhances the experience of savoring vintages by winemakers Steve Matthiasson and Diana Snowden Seysses. 4130 Howard Lane, Napa, 707-666-4777; ashesdiamonds.com. SANTA MONICA

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Stir It Up Perched high above Downtown L.A., with sweeping city views amid a sea of pink lounge chairs, The Broken Shaker’s first West Coast outpost atop the Freehand Hotel has all the makings of a perfect California cocktail hour. Proffering the likes of the Shell Beach Caipirinha (a twist on the Brazilian classic using melon, Sichuan gomme and St-Germain) and the O-Fish-Ally Open (a gin and vermouth concoction topped with a “glitter nori nest”), Bar Lab mixologists Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi have infused their newest location with the same laid-back vibe and flavors that garnered their Miami spot two James Beard Award nominations. 416 W. 8th St., L.A., 213-612-0021; freehandhotels.com. C 78 NOVEMBER 2017

THE BROKEN SHAKER (above) was designed by BAR LAB and ROMAN & WILLIAMS. Right: Tiki-themed cocktails.

Jon Bonné, who edited the San Francisco Chronicle’s wine section for nearly a decade, made a career of championing renegade California vintages. Now the author goes back to basics with The New Wine Rules (Ten Speed Press, $15), a compendium of tips on how to select, store, share and pair.

WRITTEN BY MELISSA GOLDSTEIN, JESSICA RITZ, GILLIAN KOENIG AND ELIZABETH VARNELL. ASHES & DIAMONDS: EMMA K. MORRIS. WOKEN: MEGHAN BYRNES-BORDERAN. THE BROKEN SHAKER: FRANK LEE.

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Clockwise, from above: DOMINIQUE ANSEL. Milk-filled chocolate-chip cookie shots. L.A.based STUDIO UNLTD designed 189 BY DOMINIQUE ANSEL. Fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits. Inside the 150-seat space. Rotisserie baby chicken. Pullapart sweet corn “elotes” milk bread.

How much of an impact will Dominique Ansel have on the L.A. dining scene? When the endlessly inventive New York pastry chef was in town recently to check on the progress of 189 by Dominique Ansel—his first full restaurant and the largest project in his growing global empire—he stopped by local diner stalwart Du-par’s for a breakfast interview and Instagrammed my basic stack of pancakes. “Likely where our team will end up when we are looking for 24hr joints during the #LA opening,” he posted. That pancake shot now has more than 3,500 likes. There is a reason Ansel has such an ardent following. His creations—a chiffon cake so light it arrives inside a balloon; a “cookie shot” holding a swig of milk; the famous Cronut, which still draws long lines four years after he invented it—are individually astonishing, yet share a similar, baked-in creative genius. Earlier this year, he was named 2017’s best pastry chef at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. Now the globe will be watching what the master of confections can do with a full kitchen. Ansel has been working on 189 for three years (it is set to open in November), and as he did with branches of his bakery in Tokyo and London, he started by studying the city. “The food, the people,

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the culture,” he says. “Los Angeles is very different from New York.” His new restaurant, complete with a downstairs bakery, will be at the Grove, the manicured Fairfax shopping center. The site— at the address 189—is a light-filled space with an open kitchen and outdoor terrace. A cloud-like art installation made with fresh baby’s breath flowers will hover in the main dining room; it was inspired by daydreaming, and Ansel hopes it makes his guests feel “light” and “comfortable.”

Similarly, when he creates a dish, he often begins with a feeling rather than a flavor. “It’s a different way of thinking when it comes to cooking food,” he explains. “I want to create an emotional connection.” His menu will be specific to L.A. and include an ode to California citrus in the form of a Continued on p.126

WRITTEN BY MICHALENE BUSICO. PORTRAIT, CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE SHOTS: THOMAS SCHAUER. RENDERINGS: STUDIO UNLTD IN COLLABORATION WITH ROSSI ARCHITECTURE. CORN, HAM, CHICKEN: 189 BY DOMINIQUE ANSEL.

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Lauren Wolf Jewelry 18-karat white-gold champagne-diamond ring, $9.600. Esqueleto, 1298 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A.; shopesqueleto.com.

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Urban Zen waxed suede relaxed scarf coat, $6,995. Urban Zen LA, 9045 Nemo St., W.H., 424-335-0655; urbanzen.com.

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Madeleine handbag in Tomette, $1,245. 3333 Bristol St., C.M., 714-436-1963; 114 Grant Ave., S.F., 415-362-7971; longchamp.com.

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A cabana at the adults-only infinity pool at FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA.

You can’t really go wrong when plotting a trip to the jasmine blossom-scented archipelago of Hawaii—the very word elicits a contended exhale. But each of the major islands offers its own unique magic, suited to varied types of travelers. Here, a miniguide to our favorites, from the Big Island to Kauai.

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THE JET-SETTER

THE HONEYMOONERS The Big Island is known for its varied terrain— from black volcanic rock to lush rainforest—and the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, set on a white, sandy beach, promises environs that live up to your vision of tropical paradise (and unabashed newlywed bliss). Highlights include a freestanding spa envisioned by Sylvia Sepielli and in-demand local designer Gina Willman, regional cuisine at the CanoeHouse restaurant, and the property’s luxurious 2,700-square-foot oceanfront bungalows (with an additional 1,300 square feet of private exterior space), outfitted with private pools, spas and outdoor grills. Rooms from $419; maunalani.com.

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The GRAND WAILEA Wailea Canyon Activity Pool includes nine slides.

The Grand Wailea—a Waldorf Astoria resort and oceanfront mainstay—offers activities for the entire family in a prime, perennially sunny location on the island. Activities abound: from The Rock, the 20,000-squarefoot complex that houses the resort’s kids club, Camp Grande, to the 25,700-square-foot Wailea Canyon Activity Pool, replete with waterslides, rapids, rope swings, caves, a lazy river and a sand beach. Don’t miss the Fishpipe, a 90-second water ride that spins thrill seekers inside a rotating barrel, akin to a mile-long slide. From $495; grandwailea.com.

THE COUNTRY-CLUBBER Feel right at home renting a custom modern residence in the private club community at Lodge at Kukui’ula, whose abundant amenities include golf and tennis, dining at Umeke Kitchen + Bar, picnicking on the area’s lush 10-acre farm, and recreation and relaxation at Hi’ilani Spa + Fitness (the signature Seven-Step Wet Ritual, complete with plunge pool, is a must). Rooms from $750, with a three-night minimum stay required; lodgeatkukuiula.com. C 84 NOVEMBER 2017

The PLANTATION HOUSE at LODGE AT KUKUI’ULA.

A view of the REES JONES GOLF COURSE at KOHANAIKI.

ISLAND Life What’s better than visiting Hawaii? Living there, of course, at least parttime. As demand for high-end second homes continues to climb—especially on the Big Island—developers are answering with new and expanded luxury residential communities. Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, a property on the Kohala Coast’s worldclass Hapuna Beach, will convert one of its towers from guest rooms to oceanfront condominiums as the Hapuna Beach Residences at Mauna Kea Resort, inviting 60 families to stay in residences ranging in size from one to four bedrooms, priced from about $1.6 million to $7 million. Pre-sales begin in January 2018. maunakealiving.com. Kohanaiki, the Big Island’s newest high-design luxury residential community, encompasses 450 acres along the Kona Coast, and is set to offer the most unique resort amenities in the islands (read: a 67,000-squarefoot clubhouse that features, among other draws, a movie theater and a bowling alley). Devel- From above: A SHAY ZAKopment continues; designed current prices range custom hale. HAPUNA BEACH from about $3 milRESIDENCES lion to $22 million. AT MAUNA KEA RESORT. kohanaiki.com.

FOUR SEASONS: FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA. MAUNA LANI: MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL & BUNGALOWS. GRAND WAILEA: GRAND WAILEA. KUKUI’ULA: KUKUI’ULA. KOHANAIKI: KOHANAIKI.

The penthouse suite terrace at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.

Featuring a casually elegant design by de Reus Architects and Philpotts Interiors— one of Hawaii’s most beloved design firms— Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, a five-star resort that opened in May 2016, is Oahu’s most hotly tipped luxury destination in decades. Its defining elements include the four-level Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre and a Michael Mina-helmed Fish House restaurant. The over-the-top concierge service will also arrange for everything, from a once-in-a-lifetime flight aboard a World War II warbird to a diving trip off a private yacht and a helicopter tour around the island. From $625; fourseasons.com/oahu.


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A Step Ahead “Over the years, I have seen the artists become more sophisticated in their work,” says San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest founder and dance instructor Micaya, who has curated the event—the first of its kind—for 19 years running. She points to “the dynamic lockers from Amsterdam Ghetto Funk, the B-boy and contemporary styles of Barcelona’s Iron Skulls Co, the duets of Singapore’s Scrach Marcs and London’s Birdgang, and legendary San Francisco dance company Medea Sirkas” as a few of this year’s anticipated highlights. “I tell people to come for the ride,” she adds. Nov. 17-19. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F., 415-563-6504; sfhiphopdancefest.com. • MELISSA GOLDSTEIN

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SFIHHDF performer NASTY RAY defying gravity.

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Southern Exposure “In this time, there is a tremendous surge to unify,” says Emmy-nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh. The talent will join more than 48 Cuban artists for The Music Center’s “Cuba: Antes, Ahora/Then, Now.” Spanning artist conversations to an after-hours experiential event at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the three-day program teams Tayeh with Havana’s Malpaso Dance Company for the modern dance commission “Face the Torrent.” Nov. 30-Dec. 2. 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213-972-7211; musiccenter.org. OSWALDO GUAYASAMÍN’s Quito Azul.

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One shelf’s worth of the titles on our short list this month.

SEX & CIGARETTES BY DANIELLA MIDENGE (teNeues, $75).

Manuel Durán of MALPASO DANCE COMPANY.

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SAN FRANCISCO

Striking Gold With music by John Adams and a libretto by Peter Sellars, San Francisco Opera’s new English-language work, Girls of the Golden West, chronicles the drama of the Gold Rush while raising issues of racial tension and wealth disparity—an uncanny parallel to today’s sociopolitical landscape. Nov. 21-Dec. 10; 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., 415-864-3330; sfopera.com.

Latin America’s art-world giants, from Fernando Botero-tobits Culture Frida Kahlo, dominate The San Diego Museum of Art’s “Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection.”

CULT Appeal Multihyphenate fashion creative Lisa Eisner and her artist son Louis have teamed with the Hammer Museum Store for Rat Bastards, a retail collaboration spanning home goods to stone chakra sex toys, billed in Lisa’s words as “a store for people whose favorite things were found when they weren’t looking for them.” Through January 2018. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 310-443-7000; hammer.ucla.edu.

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SHADOWS & LIGHT BY GREG LOTUS (Gatehouse Publishing, $65).

GODS IN COLOR: POLYCHROMY IN THE ANCIENT WORLD (Prestel, $40).

THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. BY JANET FITCH (Little, Brown and Company, $30).

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MICHELLE PFEIFFER in a SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO shirt, price upon request, and pants, $990. Wedding rings, Pfeiffer’s own.


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After trading Hollywood for a slower pace in Northern California, Michelle Pfeiffer makes a dazzling big-screen comeback

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MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION blouse, $2,395, and sarong, $2,295. TONY DUQUETTE ring (left), $33,000. Wedding rings seen throughout, Pfeiffer’s own.

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DOLCE & GABBANA coat, $9,495, and bodysuit, $1,195. RENÉ CAOVILLA pumps, $1,428. Opposite: ALTUZARRA coat, price upon request.


SACHIN & BABI coat, $2,295. TONY DUQUETTE ring, $48,000.

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PRADA dress, $3,610. TONY DUQUETTE ring, $51,000. Opposite: BOTTEGA VENETA dress, $9,300. TONY DUQUETTE ring, $44,000. PIERRE HARDY sandals, $975.


December of 1988 was my Tequila Sunrise moment. Inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s character in the crime thriller, Jo Ann Vallenari, the sleek and gorgeous manager of an Italian restaurant, I bought taupe stilettos (which sat in my closet). I wrestled with a round brush and a hair dryer. I daydreamed about driving down Pacific Coast Highway to Manhattan Beach in an Alfa Romeo convertible, listening to Crowded House, to meet a mysterious former drug dealer who looked like vintage Mel Gibson. Classic cinema it was not, but it was peak Pfeiffer: Sharp, strong, sexy, vulnerable and impossible not to look at. Thirty years later, in two high-profile movies—Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller Mother! and Kenneth Branagh’s take on Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express—you still can’t tear your eyes off of her, but not for the reasons you might expect. As Caroline Hubbard, the famous “husband hunter” Christie created in her most beloved mystery, Pfeiffer looks incredible: In a series of bias-cut ’30s-style noir dresses, it’s inconceivable that she’s 59 years old. And, as “woman” in Mother!, you stare for entirely different reasons. “Well, I think Mother! is the most disturbing film I’ve ever seen,” Pfeiffer says, laughing, over the phone from her home in Northern California. “It hit me on such a visceral level, in ways that I don’t even really understand.” It’s hard to meet a man or woman whose most formative movie-watching years were the ’80s and early ’90s who didn’t have a crush on at least one of Pfeiffer’s memorable on-screen personalities. Maybe it was the ice-cold Elvira

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from Scarface? Or the lounge-singing Susie from The Fabulous Baker Boys? Or the disheveled Sukie in The Witches of Eastwick? Or her Oscar-nominated turn as a seducer’s unwitting prey in Dangerous Liaisons? Or Catwoman (Catwoman!), Batman’s flawless foil? Funny and serious, fragile and fierce, she was in everything and good in everything. And everybody was a little bit in love with her. “Wow, thank you! Wow,” Pfeiffer says. Either she is flustered by the compliment, or acting like she’s flustered. I can’t tell. She’s that good. Over the last few years, Pfeiffer has emerged from what seems like a happy, self-imposed Hollywood exile. A lifelong Californian, born in Santa Ana, crowned Miss Orange County in 1978, she spent decades in Los Angeles before she and her husband, prolific television writer and producer David E. Kelley, moved with their two children to the Bay Area 15 years ago. “I didn’t really hit pause with work until my kids were school-age,” she says. “There were five years when I didn’t work at all. I sort of don’t pay attention to time. I didn’t realize that I hadn’t worked in years. When the kids were really small, I could take them with me—it was complicated, but David and I managed it with a lot of juggling. Once they started school, it didn’t feel right to leave them for extended periods or take them out of school and upset their routine. Then we moved and that became consuming. We started over completely.” The initial reason for their exodus was to find a slower-paced life within commuting distance to Los Angeles for occasional projects. But in retrospect, she realizes that a shift was happening in the way celebrities were treated, both in public and by the media, that would make living her famously private life in L.A. more challenging. “It was very different back then. There wasn’t all this social media. It used to be that if you had a film coming out or there was a scandal of some kind, if there was some heat on you, the paparazzi would pick up your trail and hound you, but for the most part they would leave you alone. Then it got to the point where they would follow you for no reason. I remember distinctly when it shifted, and it was

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right at the time we were moving. And I think that it’s been really good for me. They’re not interested in me anymore. “I’m an empty nester now,” she continues, explaining her return to a heavier Hollywood workload. “I’m freed up to work a lot. It’s really great to see them become adults, but you never stop being their mother. When I would go down and see my mother when I was in my 20s, I never understood why she would cry when I left. ‘Mom, why are you crying when I leave? I’ve been out of the house for 10 years!’ Now, I get it. When am I going to stop calling them kids? ‘You kids!’ My mom’s never stopped.” Easing back into a more public life, Pfeiffer took a few smaller, independent film roles, and played a couple of memorable villains in the film adaptations of Hairspray and the Neil Gaiman fantasy Stardust. But the rumblings of a full Michelle Pfeiffer comeback started in 2014, when she was name-checked by Bruno Mars and Vance Joy in two Top 40 hits. Then, earlier this year, she played Ruth Madoff, opposite Robert De Niro, in the Bernie Madoff biopic The Wizard of Lies for HBO. It was a role that required her to play older, which is a big ask from a woman widely touted for her beauty, in an industry that prizes youth above almost all else. “I’m an actress, but I’m also a woman who struggles with aging just like the next person,” she says. To play an older woman “takes an adjustment,” she admits. “But then you get over it. Initially it’s a bit of a shock. Everything you would avoid, you do: certain ways that you avoid putting on your makeup, things like that, you just lean into it. But that’s my job. In real life, Ruth Madoff looks younger than I look in the film. I may have leaned into it too much!” In Murder on the Orient Express, she also plays older, as a wealthy widow who is, like the other passengers, a murder suspect. It’s a character that complements Pfeiffer’s varied strengths, including her femme fatale looks and her comic timing. “What you look for in a role is range; where there’s humor and levity and then, where does it turn? You want to build to those moments,” she says. “That was one of the driving forces for me coming aboard. Continued on p.126


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MARY KATRANTZOU dress, similar styles available. TONY DUQUETTE ring, $54,000. JIMMY CHOO pumps, $625. Makeup: JURLIQUE Balancing Day Care Cream, $44. CLARINS Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base, $25. GIORGIO ARMANI Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5 Medium Neutral, $64. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Golden, $34. CHANEL Les Beige Healthy Glow Luminous Colour in Medium Light, $58. RMS BEAUTY Eye Polish in Seduce, $28. DIOR in 5 Couleurs Eye Shadow in 647 Undress, $62. IT COSMETICS Brow Powder Universal Eyebrow Pencil in Universal Taupe, $24. LANCÔME Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee, $26. VOTRE VU Le Joli Crayon in Chablis, $23. SHISEIDO Full Lash Volume Mascara in Black, $25. HOURGLASS Femme Nude Lip Stylo in No. 1 Pale Pink Nude, $32. HAIR Richard Marin for the Rossano Ferretti Salon, Beverly Hills. MAKEUP Brigitte Reiss-Andersen at The Wall Group. NAILS Emi Kudo at Opus Beauty using Dr. Hauschka. FASHION ASSISTANT Fernando Pichardo. PRODUCTION 3 Star Productions. LOCATION Tony Duquette’s Dawnridge.


The surf scenes in THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES were shot around L.A.’s South Bay area. “It was an El Niño winter while we were filming, so the waves were big the whole time,” says director EMMETT MALLOY. Below, from left: A party scene shot in San Pedro’s Sunken City. Actors CODY FERN and MAIKA MONROE. The film opens with Medina (played by Monroe) floating in the pool of her family’s new home in California.

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Clockwise, from far left: Santa Barbara native Monroe. A bike scene shot in Palos Verdes featuring Monroe and Fern, who play twins in the film. Monroe and camera assistant Jason Alegre in a candid moment. Fern on a break in between takes. Fern and Monroe poolside. Opposite, from top: Shooting in San Pedro’s Sunken City, where a cliffside property has all but dropped into the sea. “I used to always see it in old punk photos, and it was a place we always wanted to shoot,” says Emmett. Surf scenes around the South Bay.

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Emmett and Brendan Malloy took a roundabout path to get to Hollywood, despite the fact that their childhood home in Hancock Park was just a couple blocks from Paramount Pictures’ studios. Their dad was an urban contractor who laid sewer pipes and water mains. “We grew up with shovels and brooms in our hands cleaning up the streets after him,” says Emmett, 45, the older of the two brothers by a year and a half. After college, Emmett found a job at a company that made movie trailers, and Brendan later joined him there.

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They parlayed that experience into actual filmmaking, creating shorts featuring a ragtag group of surfers including their cousins Chris and Keith Malloy,

who at that point were on the pro circuit, and singer Jack Johnson, who appointed Emmett as his manager (the brothers now run their production office out of a bungalow on Larchmont Boulevard, where Emmett and Johnson’s Brushfire Records are also headquartered). Those early surf reels paved the way for music videos (The White Stripes and Vampire Weekend) and big-budget spots for the likes of Nike and Google. The Tribes of Palos Verdes, a character drama based on Joy Nicholson’s novel of the same name, didn’t exactly fit


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“I remember watching Jen [Garner] hit balls on the court next to us prepping to film this. It was so fun to watch her getting in character before a really intense scene. Some of the words that came out of her mouth that day took away the ‘girl next door’ moniker for good,” says Emmett.


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into the Malloys’ repertoire, but the script, which had been kicking around Hollywood for almost 20 years, struck a chord. It’s the story of a family who moves to California and starts to unravel: After the father (Justin Kirk) leaves, the mother (Jennifer Garner) plunges into a drug-fueled depression, dragging her son, Jim (Cody Fern), down with her and stranding his twin sister, Medina (Maika Monroe), who seeks refuge in the ocean. Sure, there are surf scenes, but that’s far from the main thrust of the piece. “People are going to think, ‘Oh the Malloys and surfing, I bet you it will be kind of nice,’” says Emmett of the film, which also features Alicia Silverstone, Elisabeth Röhm and Joely Fisher. “But this is a really heavy-duty movie.” The film is narrated by Monroe, who grew up in Santa Barbara and was a professional kiteboarder before becoming one of Hollywood’s most exciting ingénues. “This story is very close to my heart,” she says. “I felt an immediate connection to Medina. I keep my sanity by being in nature, the ocean. It’s a crazy world, and everyone needs a source that grounds them.” To prepare for the intensity of the story, the brothers met up with locals of the affluent community of Palos Verdes to ask them what it was like growing up there—drugs, sex, drinking and all. “We grew up in a similar community and were exposed to a lot of this at a very early age, way before our parents knew it was happening,” admits Brendan. Sadly, the Malloys’ father passed away just before they started filming, leaving the brothers in an uncharacteristically raw state. “We’re a super close family,” says Emmett. “So Brendan and I were kind of emotionally with [the actors] as they delved into these dark performances.” They shot the film over the course of 23 days at a rundown house in San Pedro on a shoestring budget. “We’ve made commercials that cost twice as much as this whole movie,” says Emmett. “There were no star trailers. If Jen [Garner] wasn’t up for a couple scenes, she would just pull up a foldable chair and eat trail mix like anybody else.” Bound by a strong esprit de corps, they also turned to members of their own tribe to pitch in: longtime friend Robbie Brenner was the director of photography; Emmett’s wife, photographer Hilary Walsh, helped with wardrobe styling; Continued on p.126


Rising Hollywood ingenue Eiza González showcases the season’s megawatt gems and bombshell hair

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CARTIER rings (from left), price upon request and $44,400, and bracelet, price upon request. TOD’S blouse, $900.


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DAVID YURMAN earrings, $4,200, and ring, $6,500. CHANEL blouse, $1,850. Opposite: TIFFANY & CO. necklace, $43,000, and rings (from left), $9,900 and $6,900. DIOR blouse, $1,250, and briefs, $930.


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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS necklace, price upon request. SACAI blouse, $420. Opposite: DAVID WEBB ring, $44,000, and bracelet, price upon request. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI blouse, $695.


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LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY necklace, $350, and ring, $125. CAROLINA HERRERA blouse, $1,490. Opposite: BUCCELLATI ring, $71,000. DVF blouse, $298.


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BULGARI earrings, $37,500, and necklace, $86,000. DVF blouse, $298. Opposite: HARRY WINSTON rings, bracelet and earrings, prices upon request.


Makeup: NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint foundation in Honey, $15, MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Almond Nude and Raspberry, $9, Healthy Skin Blush in Luminous, $8, Healthy Volume Mascara in Black, $9, and Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black, $10. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Wiz in Dark Brown, $21. MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb and Rosewater, $7. HAIR Chris McMillan at Solo Artists. MAKEUP Amy Oresman at Starworks Artists using Neutrogena. NAILS Emi Kudo at Opus Beauty using Chanel Le Vernis.

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Eiza González says “mind-blowing” a lot, particularly when describing her catapulting career. It’s how the actor refers to shooting her latest project, Robert Zemeckis’ The Women of Marwen—an adaptation of the engrossing psychological documentary Marwencol—as much for “representing a story that is really important” as the roster of female actors she gets to work alongside, including Diane Kruger, Janelle Monáe and Leslie Mann. “This is the first movie that I’ve worked on intimately with other women,” says González. “I

feel inspired by them and I like to send the message to other women that we can be stronger together.” The 27-year-old Mexico City native, who rose to fame as a teenager singing and acting in telenovelas, has a commanding presence that defies any genre Hollywood may try to place her in. “Diversity often falls into a category where we are seen as something specific, and I would like to bridge that,” she says. “I have no issue playing a Latina—I’m doing that now, but shedding light in a positive way and mocking these

stereotypes we have of Latina women.” Ultimately, González believes in “building cool, relevant characters,” which she has done, most recently as the fearless, gunslinging Darling, girlfriend of Jon Hamm’s Buddy, in Baby Driver. “I’m a strong, independent, self-made woman, and she is too,” says González. “I’m also endlessly romantic and believe in ride-or-die love.” Currently without a real-life partner in crime, “I do fall in love easily,” says González, though she cites the upside to singledom: “I get to focus on work.” • GILLIAN KOENIG


Up-and-coming interior designer Carissa Duncan finds her way home in an organic modern Carmel Valley retreat

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURE JOLIET WRITTEN BY MELISSA GOLDSTEIN


CARISSA DUNCAN’s open living space is outfitted with organic furniture pieces including a Mountain Chair by L.A.-based PLANEFURNITURE. On the mantle sits a painting by Duncan. Penatracion by Cuban-born artist JUANMANUEL ALONSO hangs in the corner near a sisal rope sculpture by Mexican artist MARCELA DIAZ.

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Outside, a redwood table designed by Duncan in the style of Donald Judd and built by her father is the site of many dinner parties. Below: A pair of sawtooth lamps by PLANEfurniture sits atop a bedside table of Duncan’s design. The bed is dressed with SOCIETA LIMONTA linens.

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Clockwise from left: “Working in design, I am so overstimulated with concepts and ideas that I like my space and my person to be really neutral,” says Duncan. A small, evocative photograph on the mantle was a local find. Duncan designed the intimate steel table in the dining area.

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When she happened upon the residence (originally built by the winemaking family behind the local estate Joyce Vineyards) while house hunting in October 2016, she saw the home, with its vaulted ceilings, warm Saltillo tiles and big west-facing deck, as a much-needed retreat. The half-moon window over the front door clinched the deal. “Without

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getting overly ethereal, I’m a Cancer—a moon child,” she says of her astrological sign. “It just felt right.” Duncan painted the exterior a deep, earthy black so the boxy architecture would seem to “disappear” into the hillside, encouraging the surrounding landscape to pop. Inside, white walls highlight her collection of objects, art


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and organic modern furniture. A Ben & Aja Blanc Half Moon Mirror with pewter-colored silk and jute fringe hangs above a low-slung black couch in the living room, where a softedged plaster-finished cocktail table by Faye Toogood is set with a pair of “rough bespoke” goblet vases by Belgian artist Arno Declercq. “I’m really

into texture,” says Duncan, whose roster of projects currently includes a highconcept, Union Square-adjacent hotel and in-house restaurant in San Francisco. “I like things to feel good; that’s where I invest my money.” Nearby, a woven sisal rope sculpture by Mexican artist Marcela Diaz hangs in front of a sliding black barn door

that separates Duncan’s office, master bath and bedroom from the open living space. The designer’s muted blush bedding offers an isolated moment of color, a sweetness tempered by the toughness of a vintage leather gym mat that hangs as the headboard; a custom steel entry table works as a lone nightstand. “I can get away with that now since it’s just me

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Duncan’s master bathroom, where plant life abounds. Opposite, from top: The home’s exterior is painted an earthy black to intentionally blend into the verdant surrounds. Duncan’s dog, Ginger, demonstrates indoor-outdoor living.

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and Ginger,” the currently single Duncan says of her miniature schnauzer. Outside, a redwood table modeled on the furniture of Donald Judd—an item Duncan and her father built collaboratively—is the scene of frequent entertaining. She often hosts dinner parties for a

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doing where we’re doing it,” she says. The patio is also where Duncan begins her day with an espresso and ends it with quiet contemplation—a natural inclination, given her cosmic leanings. “I come home, lie down on a chaise, look at the stars and just enjoy.” •


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But at this lunch, the conversation skitters over the beauty talk as the gals patter on about classic working-mom issues: schools, childcare, business complications, tricks and tips. They dine on rosemary chicken, figs with lavender honey, halibut rolled in herbes de Provence and raw chocolate pudding—a menu created with only 22 ingredients, a call out to the serum’s composition. Meanwhile, Gargiulo puts on her vintner’s hat and serves her family’s Wood Ranch chardonnay, smooth Money Road Ranch cabernet, Aprile sangiovese and G Major 7 cabernet. As the afternoon deepens and the sun begins to fade, the lunch continues, unhurried, just like the synthesis of Gargiulo’s own product. “We’re in it for the love of the game,” she says. “Things take time to make them the best. It’s a very old-world idea, but that’s how I grew up.” vintnersdaughter .com. • ELIZABETH KHURI CHANDLER

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cocktail: A whole grapefruit is injected with spirits for a few days, superchilled and then squeezed to order tableside. His version of French onion soup is made with silken cabbage topped with rye croutons. The rotisserie chicken receives an L.A. twist with black garlic rice stuffing and a shot of chicken jus on the side. “It’s going to be fun,” he says, with obvious excitement. “I love cooking as much as I love baking. It’s all one thing. It’s my life.” And those Du-par’s pancakes? He swipes a bite off my plate and beams. “Tender!” he declares. “They are good!” 189 The Grove Drive, L.A.; dominiqueansella .com. • MICHALENE BUSICO

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And the period...the costuming was magical, and so elegant. There is such an appreciation for style and glamour and you really walk away with a sense of that after seeing this film.” When it comes to fashion offscreen, Pfeiffer maintains that comfort and good

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tailoring go a long way for a woman in her 50s. “I like simple. I like to be comfortable. When I go to fittings now and they put these dresses on me from the runway, I can’t fit into them—and I’m not big—so it makes me feel bad,” she says. “I’m still a sexual being. I want to stay current but, again, not try to appear younger. Because that looks silly. Sometimes, I’ll put on a dress and I think, I look OK. But then I realize: Oh, this was meant for a younger person. I keep seeing Emma Stone’s face on top of this dress! I find that balance gets increasingly tough.” The balancing act of preserving your appearance without betraying your dignity is not lost on Pfeiffer, who implies that she has experimented, with some trial and error, to find it. “I wish high definition had never been invented,” she says. “I see some things on television, and I think, ‘Why would I want to see that? I don’t see that in real life.’ There’s so much pressure on women not to look their age, and that adds to it. Yeah, you want to be the best version of yourself, but there is a line you can cross, and you look in the mirror and think: that’s actually someone else.” On-screen, Pfeiffer uses her sometimes icy beauty to great effect, especially when it’s played against dewy co-stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Daisy Ridley. And her voice, which is always a slow, velvety monotone, can still send chills down your spine. She appears to be embracing the experience and wisdom that comes from being famous for 30 years, and playing characters like Hubbard, who are described as an “aging actress,” with a knowing wink. “Everyone knows how old you are,” she says, matter-of-factly, but with a touch of defiance. ”Who are you fooling, really?” •

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they even pulled a Jack Johnson song for the soundtrack. Having waited almost two decades to create another full-length film (their first, the snowboarding-themed Out Cold, came out in 2001), it was “super critical for us to make a great movie and make this script our own,” says Emmett. In the end, The Tribes of Palos Verdes is as much a story about the dark side of California as it is about two native sons unafraid to jump in the deep end. •

SHOPPING GUIDE COVER Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Strass embroidered wool button-down, price upon request, and classic low-waist trousers, $990, Saint Laurent, B.H., 310-271-5051; ysl.com. RISE AND SHINE p.52 Marco de Vincenzo boot, $955; net-a-porter.com. Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike bag, $2,795, Valentino, B.H., 310-247-0103. Stuart Weitzman Boyband gilt pane velvet shoes, $425, Stuart Weitzman, B.H., 310-860-9600. Tom Ford Natalia medium metallic python chain with stone lock, $3,990, Tom Ford, B.H., 310-270-9440; tomford.com. M Missoni metallic duffle, $645, M Missoni, C.M., 714-641-3170. Gucci multicolor jersey turban, $960, Gucci, B.H., 310-278-3451; gucci.com. Dior Diorama bag, metallized grained calfskin, $3,000, Dior, B.H., 310-859-4700. AGL d’Orsay gold flat with fur ankle strap, price upon request; agl.com. Oscar de la Renta silver specchio TRO handbag, $2,190; oscardelarenta.com. Brunello Cucinelli lamé nappa leather and matte calfskin lightweight backpack, $2,795, Brunello Cucinelli, C.M, 714-957-6930; brunellocucinelli.com. Giorgio Armani leather shoe, $1,075, Giorgio Armani, B.H., 310-271-5555; armani.com. Sandro Lou bag, $255, Sandro, C.M., 714-557-2820; us.sandro-paris.com. FULL CIRCLE p.54 Sylvie Corbelin Jardins Suspendus 1 bamboo earrings, $9,900, Just One Eye, L.A., 323-969-9129. Fendi red metal-and-leather hoop logo earrings, $495; fendi.com. Forevermark by Jade Trau diamond hoops set in 18-karat white gold, price upon request; forevermark.com. Roberto Cavalli metal and Swarovski crystal earrings, $550; robertocavalli.com. David Webb Zebra Stripe double hoop earrings, black and white enamel and 18-karat gold, $18,500, David Webb, B.H., 310-858-8006; davidwebb.com. Jill Heller vintage 18-karat gold and diamond bamboo hoops, $16,750; jillhellerjewelry.com. Mikimoto Akoya cultured pearl earrings with diamonds, set in 18-karat white gold, $6,800, Mikimoto, B.H., 310-205-8787; mikimotoamerica.com. Jennifer Fisher silver single 2.5-inch square hoop, $155, 888-255-0640; jenniferfisherjewelry.com. Graziela Gems Princesa emerald earrings with 18-karat white gold, diamonds and emeralds $11,990; grazielagems.com. Annette Ferdinandsen small silver sea fan hoop earrings, $260, Broken English, S.M., 310-458-2724; brokenenglishjewelry.com.


Asprey link diamond hoop earrings, $11,750, Asprey, B.H., 310-550-0520. John Hardy Taman Mandarin 18-karat gold earrings with red moss agate-rock crystal triplet, oval-cut spessartite and details of pavé-set orange and yellow sapphires and champagne diamonds, $32,000; johnhardy.com. GOLD STANDARD p.91 Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Strass embroidered wool button-down, price upon request, and classic low-waist trousers, $990, Saint Laurent, B.H., 310-271-5051; ysl.com. p.92 Michael Kors Collection gold-camel cheetah metallic fil coupé blouse, $2,395, and gold-camel cheetah metallic fil coupé sarong, $2,295, Michael Kors, B.H., 310-777-8862; michaelkors.com. Tony Duquette aquamarine, multicolor sapphires and diamond ring, $51,000; tonyduquette.com. p.94 Altuzarra Zarlina coat, price upon request; altuzarra.com. p.95 Dolce & Gabbana black wool coat with flower embroidery, $9,495, and black bodysuit, $1,195, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-8888701. René Caovilla suede court shoe with pearls, $1,428; renecaovilla.com. p.96 Sachin & Babi Kamdar embellished coatdress in Bordeaux, $2,295; sachinandbabi.com. Tony Duquette pink amethyst, ruby and diamond ring, $48,000; tonyduquette.com. p.98 Bottega Veneta Women’s Fall/Winter 2017 dress in espresso and copper silk Lurex jacquard, $9,300, Bottega Veneta, B.H., 310-858-6533; bottegaveneta.com. Pierre Hardy Majorelle multi brown, $975, Carla Martinengo, 214-739-7076. Tony Duquette carved citrine, tsavorite and diamond ring, $44,000; tonyduquette.com. p.99 Prada dress, $3,610, Prada, B.H., 310-278-8661; prada.com. Tony Duquette aquamarine, multicolor sapphires and diamond ring, $51,000; tonyduquette.com. p.101 Mary Katrantzou Stella dress in embroidered intarsia velvet, similar styles available, Neiman Marcus, S.F., 415-362-3900. Tony Duquette ring, $54,000; tonyduquette.com. Jimmy Choo Anouk in red velvet, $625, Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com. Makeup: Jurlique Balancing Day Care Cream, $44; jurlique.com. Clarins Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base, $25; clarinsusa.com. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5 Medium Neutral, $64; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Golden, $34; maccosmetics.com. Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

in Medium Light, $58; chanel.com. RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Seduce, $28; rmsbeauty.com. Dior in 5 Couleurs Eye Shadow in 647 Undress, $62.00; dior.com. IT Cosmetics Brow Powder Universal Eyebrow Pencil in Universal Taupe, $24; itcosmestics.com. Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee $26; lacome-usa.com. Votre Vu Le Joli Crayon in Chablis, $23; votrevu .com. Shiseido Full Lash Volume Mascara in Black, $25; shiseido.com. Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in No.1 Pale Pink Nude, $32; hourglasscosmetics.com. PORTRAIT OF A LADY p.51 Marco Bicego Masai ring hand-coiled in 18-karat white gold with diamonds, $1,670, and Goa ring hand-coiled in 18-karat white gold with diamonds, $4,500, Shreve & Co., S.F., 415-421-2600; shreve .com. p.108 Cartier High Jewelry ring in 18-karat white gold and diamonds, $44,400, High Jewelry bracelet in platinum, 18-karat white gold and diamonds, price upon request, available by appointment only at the Cartier, B.H., 800-227-8437; cartier.com. Tod’s women’s nylon blouse, $900, Tod’s, B.H., 310-285-0591. p.110 Tiffany & Co. Circlet necklace with diamonds in platinum mini, $43,000, T Two ring in 18-karat white gold with pavé diamonds, $6,900, and Jazz three-row diamond ring in platinum, $9,900, Tiffany, B.H., 310-273-8880. Dior poplin shirt, $1,250, and stretch compact viscose knit panties, $930, Dior, B.H., 310-859-4700. p.111 David Yurman Supernova stud earrings with diamonds in 18-karat white gold, $4,200, Supernova ring with diamonds in 18-karat white gold, $6,500, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. Chanel blouse, $1,850, Chanel, C.M. 800-550-0005; chanel.com. p.112 Van Cleef & Arpels Flowerlace necklace featuring diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H., 310-276-1161; vancleefarpels.com. Sacai cotton shirt with laced hem, $420, Savannah, S.M., 310-458-2095. p.113 David Webb envelope ring with carved rock crystal, baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds in 18-karat white gold and platinum, $44,000, Twilight bracelet carved rock crystal and brilliant-cut diamonds in 18-karat white gold and platinum, price upon request, David Webb, B.H., 212-421-3030; davidwebb.com. Brunello Cucinelli stretch cotton poplin shirt with monili, $695, C.M, 714-9576930; brunellocucinelli.com. p.114 Buccellati white-gold and diamond Opera ring, $71,000, Buccellati, B.H., 310-276-

7022; buccellati.com. DVF long-sleeve crossover tied blouse in white, $298, Diane von Furstenberg, C.M, 714-312-5480; dvf.com. p.115 Lauren Wolf Jewelry white cultured freshwater pearl beaded 16-inch necklace with oxidized silver stingray spikes and clasp, $350, and oxidized silver stingray claw ring with large cultured white freshwater pearl, $125, Esqueleto, L.A., 213-947-3508. Carolina Herrera white cotton blouse, $1,490, Carolina Herrera, B.H., 310-288-2100. p.116 Bulgari Serpenti earrings in 18-karat white gold with diamonds, $37,500, Serpenti necklace in 18-karat white gold with diamonds, $86,000, Bulgari, B.H., 310-858-9216; bulgari.com. DVF long-sleeve crossover tied blouse in white, $298, Diane von Furstenberg, C.M, 714-312-5480; dvf.com. p.117 Harry Winston Twin Sunflower diamond ring set in platinum with 36 diamonds, price upon request, Lotus cluster diamond ring set in platinum with 79 diamonds, price upon request, Secret Combination diamond earrings set in platinum with 128 diamonds, price upon request, and Winston cluster bracelet set in platinum with 96 diamonds, price upon request, Harry Winston, B.H., 310-271-8554. Makeup: Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint foundation in Honey, $15, MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Almond Nude and Raspberry, $9, Healthy Skin Blush in Luminous, $8, Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara in Black, $9, Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black, $10; neutrogena.com. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown, $21; anastasiabeverlyhills.com. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb and Rosewater, $7; mariobadescu.com.

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PHOTO FINISH p.130 Joe’s Jeans T-shirt, price upon request, Joe’s, Santa Monica, 310-458-6161. Dries Van Noten blue cotton coat, $2,270, Barneys, B.H., 310-276-4400. Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh denim skirt, $632; off---white.com. Cartier Love earrings in 18-karat yellow gold, $3,750, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272; cartier.com. Tiffany & Co. Out of Retirement rectangle ring in 18-karat gold, $4,000, 800-843-3269; tiffany.com. Jimmy Choo black crushed velvet pointy toe pumps, $625; jimmychoo.com. CORRECTION In “Nautical by Nature” on p.78 of the October issue, we incorrectly referred to Loro Piana’s Deputy Chairman Pier Luigi Loro Piana as Mr. Piana. His name should have appeared as Mr. Loro Piana.

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Skincare savant Kristina Holey was first drawn to the East Bay for its slower pace, close proximity to San Francisco and cultural diversity. “There’s an amazing community of inspiring, creative people [in Berkeley and Oakland] that we call family,” says the Ojai-born facialist, whose holistic, eponymous Tendernob studio has earned her international renown. Between spells in Paris and New York, Holey has called the East Bay home for more than 10 years, on and off. Here, she shares her beloved Berkeley hangouts. • Marie Veronique’s skincare shop on Solano Avenue, which I found when I was looking for someone to talk “skin” with. We have built a strong relationship over the last few years, and we just launched our latest seven-piece line in September. marieveronique.com. • Leaves & Flowers is a beautiful workshop where Anna Morton and Emily Erb create handcrafted herbal infusions and premium smallbatch teas. leavesandflowers.com. • Standard Fare in West Berkeley for local, healthy, delicious meals. It has become my handsdown favorite spot for lunch. standardfareberkeley.com. • Tail of the Yak is artist Lauren McIntosh’s creatively curated shop for gifts, decorative pieces, etc. I always stop in for ornate candles, pom-poms, strands of ribbon, soaps and more. 2632 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, 510-841-9891.


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A YouTube personality by the time she was 10 years old, Amanda Steele became intimately acquainted with demographics and analytics at a precocious age. But it’s her telltale use of the word “like” that acts as a reminder of just how young the Huntington Beach native behind tween phenomenon MakeupbyMandy24 actually is. Now 18, Steele has amassed nearly 2.9 million fashion- and beauty-obsessed subscribers, leading to a modeling contract with American Eagle Outfitters for its Fall 2017 campaign. The influencer also recently joined season two of the Hulu series Freakish, in which she plays Hailey, a high school student battling a zombie invasion. “I’m used to being in front of the camera, but it’s a lot more fun to completely transform,” says Steele, who launched her makeup tutorial YouTube channel in 2010. Still, she points out, the difference between “reality” content and fantasy isn’t as big a leap as it may seem: “People want to watch your YouTube videos because they feel like they know you,” she says. “It’s definitely a balance of…how you would act, but tailored to knowing that people are watching.” Steele recently moved to Los Angeles to support her acting and fashion design aspirations. And while she’s known to indulge in the occasional digital detox, she remains devoted to her online audience: “I want to make sure that I’m being the person that they still want to follow over time.” • LINDZI SCHARF

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY J.R. MANKOFF

STYLING: REBECCA RUSSELL. HAIR: PETER LAMDEN FOR SOLO ARTISTS. MAKEUP: JO STRETTELL AT TRACEYMATTINGLY.COM. NAILS: TRACY CLEMENS AT OPUS BEAUTY USING JINSOON. FASHION ASSISTANT: FERNANDO PICHARDO. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.126.

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JOE’S JEANS T-shirt, price upon request. DRIES VAN NOTEN coat, $2,270. OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH skirt, $632. CARTIER earrings, $3,750. TIFFANY & CO. ring, $4,000. JIMMY CHOO shoes, $625.


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