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Features 96 OUT OF CHARACTER A consummate actor since the age of 7, Dakota Fanning is ready to shake things up as she takes on the small screen and makes her directorial debut.
110 ONE OF A KIND Interior designer Tamara Kaye-Honey blends vintage eclecticism with modern panache in her family’s hillside retreat.
118 FRESH APPROACH
With a deep regard for history, San Francisco interior designer Nicole Hollis adds a burst of contemporary elegance to an 1866 townhouse.
126 ANNIE’S HALLS
On Our Cover
Enduring icon Diane Keaton opens the barn doors to her latest abode where imitation is the highest form of flattery.
130 MAISON D’ETRE Taking cues from Tuscany and Provence, a Bay Area estate merges California glamour with a European soul.
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DAKOTA FANNING wearing a GIORGIO ARMANI top and ALEXANDRA JULES ring. Photography by ZOEY GROSSMAN. Styling by ALISON EDMOND. Hair by CHRIS McMILLAN at Solo Artists. Makeup by LISA STOREY at The Wall Group using Tom Ford Beauty. Nails by EMI KUDO at Opus Beauty using Eminence Organic Skin Care and Chanel Le Vernis.
“ONE OF A KIND” (P.110): SAM FROST. “ANNIE’S HALLS” (P.126): JESSE STONE. “MAISON D’ETRE” (P.130): ROGER DAVIES. “OUT OF CHARACTER” (P.96): ZOEY GROSSMAN. “FRESH APPROACH” (P.118): DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.135.
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32 C PEOPLE
Who’s who behind the scenes of C.
Cliff Fong has an eye for details.
Road-tripping with Nathan Turner. Inside Julian Schnabel’s eccentric universe. Veronica Beard touches down on the West Coast.
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55 C FASHION Aliona Kononova’s futuristic fantasies come to life in her Larchmont digs. Shades in spades. A riot of pastels for spring.
67 C BEAUTY Christian Dior Makeup gives us something to pout about. Berkeley’s new Instagram-ready nail salon.
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How to master California creative living.
85 C MENU Inside Dominique Crenn’s expanding culinary empire. A new cookbook celebrates Los Angeles’ greatest restaurant hits.
91 C TRAVEL A Parisian grand dame gets a makeover from a Golden State favorite. The NoMad Hotel puts down roots in L.A.
135 SHOPPING GUIDE 136 WHEN IN Elysian Valley draws designers in droves.
138 PHOTO FINISH Actor Gideon Adlon wants to be just like her mother.
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One of the best parts of residing in California is that we have the luxury of being able to really, fully live in our homes (enjoying the outdoors and indoors together). Our houses are not just places for sleeping and eating, but extensions of ourselves. For years, we have been publishing biannual special issues of C Home to great accolades. But, with a more limited print run, we realized the need to share our in-depth interiors coverage with our broader C audience. By combining the talents of our editors and the access we have to some of the finest designers in the business (who happen to be based on the West Coast!), we’ve decided to dedicate this April (and October) issue to a comprehensive look at all things home in the Golden State. Which brings me back to one’s own abode, and on a more personal matter, my house specifically. Having lived in California for years, I am used to minor natural disasters happening occasionally, and have had to evacuate numerous times over the last few decades. I’ve become a pro at sizing up the top five things I need to take at a moment’s notice. This “laundry list” of sorts puts most things into perspective as far as what is truly important in life. So, after having been evacuated from my hometown this winter due to Montecito’s devastating fires and subsequent mudslides, I thought it would be business as usual when packing up the necessities. But, as the situation in Montecito became unthinkably dangerous, I realized this was a scenario unto itself. The days following the tragedy on Jan. 9th were filled with making sure friends were OK, and watching the community come together in the most beautiful ways, with neighbors helping neighbors. My family was, most importantly, safe, but as for my home, it took two weeks to find out if all of the things I had collected throughout my life were intact or under mud. I had to detach from the idea of home and all its mementos. When I did hear word that our house had been basically untouched, I was beyond thankful, knowing other dear friends had lost so much. Ironically, it was during our return home, as I walked through each room, that it hit me just how much it really takes for a house to become a home. Each piece makes up the sum of the parts of my magical retreat—from the antique tapestry that I inherited from my late father to the campaign daybed I coveted for so long until I finally invested in it. I walked through the rooms and saw them in a different light—one of pure gratitude. All these things together create a sense of place that grounds me. This issue is full of homes, north and south, that do just that for their owners, reflecting their passions, collections and memories. At the end of the day, it’s just stuff. And yet, it’s also so much more.
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Who’s who behind the scenes of this issue, plus their favorite California places BY ER I C KA FRA N K L I N
Roger Davies Kerstin Czarra “Talk to Diane [Keaton] for 30 seconds and you’re swept up in her passion for design and preservation,” says Kerstin Czarra of her subject for “Annie’s Halls,” p.126. “She has a deep love for all architecture and California history.” Czarra has held editorial posts at One Kings Lane and Martha Stewart Living, and recently co-authored Nathan Turner’s I Love California, featured in “Full Plate,” p.37. C SPOTS • McCall’s Meat Fish & Co. in Los Feliz for the best organic meats, seafood and pastries • Lodge Room in Highland Park is a great music venue in an old Masonic temple • When writer’s neck happens, I see Hector at The Now in Silver Lake
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Sam Frost Jordan Wise As a professionally trained chef, San Francisco-based photographer Jordan Wise has a special enthusiasm for capturing food and restaurants. “I look up to Dominique Crenn,” says Wise of shooting the Michelin-starred chef for “French Ambassador,” p.85. “She appreciates the art and storytelling just as much as the food.” C SPOTS • Pelican Inn in Muir Beach transports you to a pub in the English countryside • When in L.A., I love driving up to Mount Wilson with friends • Sol Food in San Rafael, a Puerto Rican spot that is full of color and flavor
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“This shoot was in an old part of the city that felt new to me and in a new home that felt old to me,” says photographer Sam Frost, who captured interior designer Tamara Kaye-Honey and her family at home in Glendale for “One of a Kind,” p.110. Known for his portraits and interiors, Frost, a frequent C contributor, has trained his lens on everyone from the Haas Brothers to Kelly Wearstler. He currently resides in Venice with his wife and two children. C SPOTS • Amoeba Music in Los Angeles to record hunt • Corners of the Mouth in Mendocino for an old-school health food store • The pond in Albion to swim amongst redwoods
Nicole Hollis “The original architect, Julia Morgan, was a pioneer for women working in this field and has always been an inspiration to me,” says Nicole Hollis, the eye behind the home featured in “Fresh Approach,” p.118. With a team of more than 30 designers at her eponymous San Francisco-based firm, Hollis oversees projects in locales from Hawaii to Colorado. Her most recent work is the newly opened Coffeebar in Menlo Park. C SPOTS • The Planar Pavilions install at A-Z West in Joshua Tree is remote but so cool • The gallery installations at Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles • True Laurel in San Francisco for cocktails
DAVIES: CARLO DAVIES. HOLLIS: LAURE JOLIET.
Photographer Roger Davies has been called on by contemporary design greats such as Nate Berkus and Tichenor & Thorp to document their spaces. The Englishman turned Angeleno has traveled the world for publications such as Architectural Digest and Elle Decor, and captures a Europeaninspired Bay Area estate in “Maison d’Etre,” p.130, for this issue. C SPOTS • Yuca’s taco stand in Los Feliz • Arcana: Books on the Arts in Culver City is a dangerous place for a photographer with a book fetish • Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn
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Anchored by vintage treasures, the warm, livable residences styled by Cliff Fong are a testament to the Los Angeles-based decorator’s unrivaled instinct. It’s been more than 20 years since the self-taught interior designer swapped a career in fashion for home decor, wooing clients, such as the notoriously nomadic Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, with his classic configurations. Fong co-founded Galerie Half in 2009, and today lends his magic touch to private and commercial spaces through his design studio, Matt Blacke Inc. mattblackeinc.com.
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NATHAN TURNER serves his Boho Garden Brunch in Carpinteria.
Full Plate Well-versed in all things California casual-glam, Nathan Turner is a beloved fixture on Los Angeles’ interiors scene, known for creating relaxed, character-rich spaces for celebrities, tastemakers and friends. He is also an avid home cook and entertainer. Parties at
his eponymous shop—shuttered in late 2016—were legendary. His passions for California, cooking and stylish settings come together in the aptly titled new book, Nathan Turner’s I Love California: Live, Eat, and Entertain the West Coast Way (Abrams, $40). A natural
host and aesthete, Turner has planned gatherings around memorable tables for as long as he can remember. (Born and raised in Northern California, the designer spent summers at his grandparents’ ranch near Stockton, and has lived and worked in L.A. for the past 20 years.)
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The title interweaves memories, inspiration and ingredients from around the Golden State (the book is divided into Northern, Central and Southern California sections), presenting a modern approach to entertaining that’s completely translatable: “It’s my love letter to my home state—a celebration of how we live, eat and entertain here,” he says.
The comfort-food menus take readers on a trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. There are twists on seafood in Sausalito and Tomales Bay, artichoke and cauliflower dishes inspired by the farms of the Central Valley, and SoCal classics like fish tacos and citrus margaritas. The tables are relaxed and welcoming, with bold hits of colors, patterns and textures that echo each locale, such as embossed leather napkin rings for a lunch at Malibu’s One Gun Ranch, or bright paper flowers for a fiesta in Rancho Santa Fe.
A green pea pancake with a poached egg and market greens alongside a chia pudding at LITTLE PRINCE.
Royal Affair Chef Ari Taymor racked up awards since opening his lauded Alma restaurant in Downtown L.A. in 2012. Now after some career twists and turns, the Bay Area native is back with Little Prince, a weekend-only brunch and cocktails pop-up in Santa Monica. “Brunch is one of my favorite meals to cook,” Taymor says. “The vibe is casual and fun, people are happy, and there’s so much freedom in terms of what to make.” Taymor’s creative liberties manifest in dishes such as not-your-average green chia pudding with sorrel and coconut, smoked brisket and Anson Mills grits, and beverages including a michelada made with Asahi Super Dry, charred tomatillo and yuzu kosho. 2424 Main St., S.M.; littleprince.la. JESSICA RITZ C 38 APRIL 2018
From far left: A table fit for beachside entertaining in Malibu. Turner’s pomegranate Champagne cocktails.
Turner smartly balances the aspirational and the accessible for readers who want to re-create the fun. For him, the carefree formula works anywhere, he says, adding, “It means a laid-back room, a friendly host, and a beautiful table with simple recipes and fresh ingredients.” • K ER ST I N C ZA R RA
Katie Nehra is raising the stakes in the off-duty game. In addition to penning her second feature film, Oreo, the Los Angeles-based multihyphenate creative just launched Nehra Simone, expanding her coveted line of women’s leather snap jackets and cropped varsity designs into a full-fledged lifestyle collection. Stilettos—or Jordans—pair seamlessly with expertly tailored sweats, tanks and leather shorts. nehrasimone.com. EL I ZA B ET H VA R N EL L
Above: NEHRA SIMONE Logo Merino Wool Zip-Up Hoodie, $395. Left: KATIE NEHRA and actor MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS wearing Supersize Sweatpants and Supersize Crewnecks, $695 each.
BEACH TABLE: RAY KACHATORIAN. NATHAN TURNER’S I LOVE CALIFORNIA COVER AND POMEGRANATE COCKTAILS (2): VICTORIA PEARSON. LITTLE PRINCE: ANDREW NOEL AND TEGAN BUTLER. NEHRA SIMONE: SANDY KIM.
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GEORGIA WH Tastemaker 7. Tapert Howe 12. When interior designer Georgia Tapert Howe got married in 2010, a life in Los Angeles was not the obvious trajectory for the native New Yorker. Yet months later, while her writerdirector husband, Lou, was working on his first feature-length film, he asked her if she’d be interested in giving L.A. a shot. “We decided to try it for two months and never left,” Tapert Howe says. Now, seven years on, and at the helm of her namesake design firm, the Hancock Park resident is as enamored with the Golden State’s climate as she is with its modern architecture. Recurring midcentury elements—say a Jean Prouvé table or a set of Pierre Paulin chairs—weave their way throughout Tapert Howe’s otherwise classically elegant aesthetic, honed under design luminaries such as the founders of HaynesRoberts, Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts, and Mica Ertegun. Here, Tapert Howe lets us in on what else is catching her well-trained eye. georgiataperthowe.com. • GILLIAN KOE N IG
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6. 1. JOHANNA ORTIZ Santa Fe dress, $1,150, modaoperandi.com. 2. THE HEARTH & HOUND, 6530 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 3. CIRE TRUDON Abd El Kader Gold Classic candle, $105, trudon.com. 4. PAUL SIMON Graceland album. 5. THE ROW Ascot satin bag, $990, net-a-porter.com. 6. LANCER Dani Glowing Skin Perfector, $95, lancerskincare.com. 7. THE RULES DO NOT APPLY by Ariel Levy (Random House, $27). 8. JASPER JOHNS Summer, 1985, on view at The Broad, thebroad.org. 9. CÉLINE Trotteur bag, $2,950, celine.com. 10. GUCCI Jordaan velvet loafer, $695, gucci.com. 11. ACNE STUDIOS Raze sweater, $380, acnestudios.com. 12. Eucalyptus branches for the home.
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From far left: JEFF KOONS’ aluminum Play-Doh, 1994-2014. A Roman sculpture from A.D. 81-96 at the revamped GETTY VILLA.
Past Present With its stellar collection of antiquities, graceful arcades, serene gardens and elegant perch on the Pacific Palisades hillside, The Getty Villa has long been an idyllic tourist destination. Now the museum adds a little spice with a multipronged transformation and audacious exhibition. The galleries have been expanded and redesigned from thematic to mostly chronological, and “Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions” brings modern art to the villa, displaying pieces that engage with the philosopher’s ideas. April 18-Sept. 3. The Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, 310-440-7300; getty.edu. EL I ZA B ET H K H U R I C H A N D L ER
Clean LOOK After two years in a temporary kitchen built from custom-fitted shipping containers, Thomas Keller has a new workspace. And it’s a beauty. The architecture team of Oslo- and New York-based Snøhetta, in collaboration with Berkeley firm EnvelopeA+D, studied the way The French Laundry’s cooks worked and came up with
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a design that reflects their process. Skylights flood the white-on-white room with natural light, and the ceiling undulates like a gently flung tablecloth. Acoustics and open sight lines enhance communication. It’s the Napa Valley after all, so the low-slung building clad in charred wood features a ribbon window inviting cooks to gaze at the courtyard garden as they work. A separate annex houses offices, a test kitchen, a butchery and, most importantly, the Michelin three-star restaurant’s breathtaking wine collection. Public interiors including the dining room were refreshed by KallosTurin, and even the iconic blue painted door that welcomes guests to the property got a fresh coat of paint. 6640 Washington St., Yountville, 707-944-2380; frenchlaundry.com. S . I R EN E V I R B I LA
From far left: The famed entrance to THE FRENCH LAUNDRY. THOMAS KELLER and his team inside the newly designed kitchen, featuring upgrades including a rotisserie and a wood-burning oven, ergonomically designed countertops and cushioned flooring. The annex.
PLAY-DOH: © JEFF KOONS, COURTESY OF THE GETTY. STATUE: © 2017 J. PAUL GETTY TRUST. THE FRENCH LAUNDRY (3): © MICHAEL GRIMM.
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A Den living area inside one of the rooms at ARCHER HOTEL NAPA.
WHAT’S HOT Author and chef GABY DALKIN.
“This book is an extension of my blog that people can have and hold in their hands,” says chef and food blogger Gaby Dalkin about her second cookbook, What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food (Abrams, $30). Following the success of her first avocado-focused title and projects including a salsa line developed with Williams Sonoma, the 125-plus new recipes in her new book make Dalkin’s professional culinary training and love of the state accessible to anyone. “California is [as] much a place as it is a state of mind,” she adds. whatsgabycooking.com. J.R. Below: The NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA in NIJINSKY. Right: SAN FRANCISCO BALLET dancers LONNIE WEEKS (left) and DANIEL DEIVISONOLIVEIRA are each featured in four of the 12 new pieces at “UNBOUND: A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS.”
Downtown Napa is in the midst of a renaissance—and now there’s a new reason to spend the weekend. Archer Hotel Napa, which anchors the mixed-use First Street Napa development, comprises 183 luxe-rustic rooms and suites done up in gray and gold, a Charlie Palmer Steak outpost, and in-room perks including Malin+Goetz products and Frette bathrobes. But the real showstopper is the rooftop, debuting this spring with a restaurant and bar, guest-only pool and spa, and killer views of the valley beyond. 1230 First St., Napa, 707-690-9800; archerhotel.com. B R OOK E P ORT ER KATZ
Move It The Bay Area goes bananas for dance this month. First, San Francisco Ballet hosts The National Ballet of Canada as they perform Nijinsky, a ballet by John Neumeier (April 3-8). Considered by many to be the greatest male dancer of the 20th century, Nijinsky was something of an obsession for American choreographer Neumeier, who crafted the ballet as a biography of the tortured dancer. Later, “Unbound: A Festival of New Works” (April 20-May 6), brings 12 choreographers to work with the
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company, including the director of the Houston Ballet, Stanton Welch, and Lines Ballet’s Alonzo King, plus wunderkind Christopher Wheeldon, and Belgian-Columbian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The festival also includes “Boundless: A Symposium on Ballet’s Future” (April 27-29) and a dance film series. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F., 415-865-2000; sfballet.org. Meanwhile, Lines Ballet celebrates its 35th anniversary and spring season
with a gala and new work by King and his collaborator of 20 years, Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain. April 6-15. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F., 415-978-2787; ybca.org; linesballet.org. Finally, the 19th annual Bay Area Dance Week offers 10 days of free performances and classes all over the region. If you’ve always wanted to be in a flash mob, here’s your chance: The week opens with one at San Francisco City Hall. April 27-May 6; bayareadance.org. E . K .C .
WHAT’S GABY COOKING (2): MATT ARMENDARIZ. ARCHER HOTEL INTERIOR: ALEX HAYDEN PHOTOGRAPHY. NIJINSKY: © ALEKSANDAR ANTONIJEVIC. “UNBOUND”: © ERIK TOMASSON.
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WHAT’S HOT Spotlight Clockwise from left: The new VERONICA BEARD boutique on Melrose Place. Carolyn Baby Boot with Tux Stripe trousers, $298. CAROLINA DE NEUFVILLE designed the boutique’s eclectic interiors. Founders and sisters-in-law VERONICA SWANSON BEARD and VERONICA MIELE BEARD. Veronica Beard x DONALD ROBERTSON Prayer Candle Trio, $80.
EAST MEETS WEST Veronica Beard has come a long way since it debuted its signature Dickey Jacket (a tailored blazer with interchangeable fronts) in 2010, which became an instant staple for Manhattan moms-on-the-go. After opening two brick-and-mortars in New York, co-designers, co-founders and sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard have brought their offerings to a storefront in Dallas and, now, Los Angeles. In an age of minimal and muted retail environments, Veronica Beard is sticking to eclectic maximalism, mixing patterns and styles in a way that feels coherent, timeless and lived-in. Inside the Melrose Place emporium, there’s a familiar medley of leopard print, pops of fuchsia and tropical palm-print wallpaper to echo the garden out front. The duo’s penchant for mixing styles is always reflected in their collection, too. This spring, inspired by 1970s Acapulco, miniskirts, maxi dresses and palazzo pants are infused with preppy plaids, stripes and micro-floral prints.
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Gearing up to open the new store, the pair has leaned westward. They photographed the spring collection in Malibu, launched denim last year (all of which is produced in Los Angeles) and collaborated with local illustrator Donald Robertson on a set of votive candles and a series of jean jackets, the latter of which will be sold exclusively at the new address. It all goes to show that east and west can beautifully coexist under one roof. 8471 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-968-0125; veronicabeard.com. • K EL S EY M c K I N N ON
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH KHURI CHANDLER. PAINTINGS ON GREEN WALL, PAINTING ON FUCHSIA WALL, AND SCHNABEL’S PAINTS (3): ELIZABETH KHURI CHANDLER. SCHNABEL TALKING, THREE OUTDOOR PAINTINGS, JANE BIRKIN, AND SCHNABEL IN FRONT OF OUTDOOR STUDIO (4): COURTESY OF THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO.
BIG MANWH ONSchnabel CAMPUS AHEAD OF JULIAN SCHNABEL’S LEGION OF HONOR EXHIBIT, THE ARTIST BEHIND THE MYTH SHOWS WHAT HE’S REALLY MADE OF
Julian Schnabel, the personality, tends to overshadow Julian Schnabel, the artist. After all, he’s notorious for living a big life: He’s had multiple wives, girlfriends and kids; was an Oscar nominee for directing The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; is exhibited widely in Europe; and lives in a spectacular Venetian-inspired building in New York City called Palazzo Chupi, aka the “pink palace.” But the instant you walk into his home, you realize the multitalented man is much more than his internet track record. In January, Schnabel opened his infamous domicile and ground-floor studio
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to select journalists to show off work soon to be presented at the Legion of Honor, an endeavor thanks to Max Hollein, the director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hollein, who has known Schnabel for many years and brought his work to the Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2004, wanted Schnabel’s paintings, which skillfully “create tension between the classical and the contemporary art context,” he says. The Palazzo Chupi provides a compendium of Schnabel’s sensibilities of color, humor, and classical and abstract elements. The bottom floor, which features a pool and a gallery space with walls lined in wood milled from Brooklyn, gives way to more intimate rooms as you venture upstairs. The walls are painted in aggressive, fearless colors: cerulean blue, Kelly green, shocking pink. “I choose them by instinct,” Schnabel says emphatically. The space is crammed
with his art, as well as pieces by his famous arty friends, among them Albert Oehlen and Jake Chapman. Exotic objects ground the rooms: a large animal skull (which resembles a crocodile) is placed in front of a cream-colored divan and a painting from his “Recognitions” series; a sculpture of Schnabel by friend Urs Fischer sits adjacent to two grand pianos (one crafted by Tom Sachs with a giant Jimi Hendrix amp nestled inside). The library even features Schnabel’s take on a Picasso. “I once went to Cy Twombly’s house and he had a ‘Picasso’ that he had painted, Continued on p.134
Clockwise from left: A painting by Schnabel from his “Big Girl Paintings” series. This one sits in his fuchsia dining room. Jane Birkin (Egypt), 1990. JULIAN SCHNABEL in front of his outdoor studio in Montauk, N.Y. He has one other studio in NYC. The artist’s paints. Opposite, from top: A series of paintings on DUFOUR wallpaper that are precursors to the paintings to be displayed at the LEGION OF HONOR. Schnabel, in PALAZZO CHUPI, describing his adventures in Mexico procuring the “canvases” for his paintings. Three paintings that will be displayed in the museum’s outdoor colonnade.
Celebrating SOUTH COAST PLAZA’S 29th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show featuring “At Home in the Garden”
Annie Campbell This A-list lady of the canyon pairs magical, cinematic atmosphere with unforgettable meals
1. RH Amalfi Lanterns in brass, from $69, RH. 2. CB2 Kini natural rattan lantern, $50, CB2. 3. CB2 Urli firepit, $349, CB2. 4. FONTANA FORNI Forno Toscano Margherita outdoor pizza oven, $2,599, Williams Sonoma. All available at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., C.M.; southcoastplaza.com.
From Goop soirees to private celebrity celebrations, Laurel Canyon-based Annie Campbell has a hand in nearly every A-list L.A. happening. Through her eponymous boutique party-making business—which she runs with husband Greg Murnion—Campbell creates enchanting environments to match whimsical farmers’ market-inspired, themed menus. (And she’s never met a s’more she didn’t like.) Here, Campbell shares some of her secret weapons for setting the scene. annie-campbell.com.
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A culinary guru with a tastemaker following, this home cook dynamo stocks a clean, modern kitchen
1. CB2 walnut utensils, $5-$15, CB2. 2. VITAMIX A3500 Ascent Series blender in copper, $600, Williams Sonoma. 3,4. CB2 Terrazzo rectangular serving platter, $50, and snack bowl, $70, CB2. 5. STAUB cast-iron round cocotte, $286-$757, Williams Sonoma. All available at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., C.M.; southcoastplaza.com.
The likes of Jenni Kayne and Molly Sims turn to Manhattan Beach-based Pamela Salzman for her fresh, accessible cooking know-how, so who better to ask for guidance in making the kitchen the heart of your home? Author of Kitchen Matters and an authority on all of the healthy decisions that add up to a truly nourishing meal, Salzman favors materials that look good (and are good for you) when preparing feasts: Choose glass over plastic, and stainless-steel or castiron over nonstick finishes, and always stock an abundance of good-looking wooden spoons. pamelasalzman.com.
SALZMAN DRIZZLING OLIVE OIL ON ZUCCHINI: AMY NEUNSINGER. SALZMAN HOLDING SALAD: ERICA RHIANNON HAMPTON.
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ELIOT LEE HAZEL, COURTESY OF ALIONA KONONOVA
A SARTORIAL ODYSSEY INSIDE DESIGNER ALIONA KONONOVA’S LARCHMONT POP-UP STUDIO
Designs from ALIONA KONONOVA’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
“I love neoprene for experimental pieces,” says Moldovan fashion designer Aliona Kononova, dressed in the space-age material as she parses the last details of her newest designs. “The fabric itself has a bit of life, like pencils that make the letters look rounder and everything suddenly looks more beautiful.” Kononova’s pop-up atelier, called Visitors, a cozy new Larchmont space for her Spring/Summer 2018 collection and custom pieces, is the latest in a series of temporary studios around Los Angeles, the city she’s called home for the past five years. Set on a shaded street just off Melrose, the spot is lined with stark racks holding colorful and decidedly modern frocks. Kononova, who is
also an accomplished milliner, pulls on a new circular white hat and nods to herself in approval. She favors angular shapes and unexpected fabrics, having combed vintage shops and the Rose Bowl Flea Market for the deco chairs (reupholstered in a charmingly offbeat baby duck-patterned fabric) and midcentury lamps inside her space. The designer trained and worked in Milan for 13 years before collaborating with master milliner Stephen Jones, and credits Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as a frequent source of inspiration. Although the film’s futuristic Pan Am uniforms and hats could seamlessly fit in Kononova’s design universe, she’s most obsessed with the plot’s central idea of a computer developing its own consciousness. Her spring collection explores the concept of inanimate objects becoming aware. The looks on display inside Visitors are directly inspired by another sci-fi masterpiece, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris, and can also be custom-ordered. “The dresses visit you, they’re part of you,” she says. “It feels as if you’ve somehow created them—they’ve come from you, just like the dreams in the film.” By appointment only. 665 Lillian Way, L.A., 323318-0879; alionakononova.com. • EL I ZA B ET H VA R N EL L
Clockwise from top left: ALIONA KONONOVA. Inside her Larchmont atelier, the designer drapes heavy silks and architectural organzas into unexpectedly airy geometric dresses. Sketches by the designer. Kononova’s hats seem simultaneously otherworldly and of-the-moment. An organza apron from the designer’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. The pop-up space, designed by Kononova.
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KONONOVA PORTRAIT AND LOOKBOOK IMAGE (2): ELIOT LEE HAZEL, COURTESY OF ALIONA KONONOVA. STUDIO INTERIORS (3): POLLY PIERCE, COURTESY OF ALIONA KONONOVA. SKETCH: ALIONA KONONOVA.
1. 2. MONSE Spring/ Summer 2018.
1. BALLY Supra Bowling bag, $595, Bally, B.H. 2. LOUIS VUITTON LV Archlight sneakers, $1,090, Louis Vuitton, B.H. 3. CHANEL Printed Toile bag, $3,200, Chanel, C.M. 4. TORY SPORT Rope sandals, $248, torysport .com. 5. BALENCIAGA Souvenir bag, $1,990, balenciaga.com. 6. RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION Striped Ribbon sandals, $695, Ralph Lauren, B.H. 7. PRADA Nylon backpack, $1,540, Prada, B.H. 8. PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI X SUPERGA collaboration based on the iconic Superga 2750 sneaker, $275, Barneys New York, B.H. 9. MONCLER Camiela Sandolo slides, $495, moncler.com. 10. GUCCI shoulder tote bag, $2,590, Gucci, B.H. 11. SPORTMAX leather shoes, $650, Max Mara, B.H. 12. OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH Industrial belt, $213, off---white.com. 13. ALCHIMIA DI BALLIN Scorpi track pant boots in black patent, $1,195, Barneys New York, B.H.
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1. LOEWE Puzzle Wrap bag, $2,990, Barneys New York, L.A. 2. DSQUARED2 MaryJane Heeled Pumps, $610, Dsquared2, B.H. 3. RED VALENTINO Barbelle satin clutch, $450, Red Valentino, C.M. 4. MAJE Star bag, $315, Maje, B.H. 5. DOLCE & GABBANA patent leather round bag, $2,295, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H. 6. MIU MIU basket bag, $1,230, Miu Miu, C.M. 7. BLUGIRL Laminated leather sandals with knot detail, price upon request, blugirl.it. 8. VERSACE Vitello seashell buckle belt, $725, versace.com. 9. FENDI mini Peekaboo with leather embroidery, $2,800, fendi.com. 10. OSCAR DE LA RENTA beaded lattice earrings, $490, Saks Fifth Avenue, B.H. 11. MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Gabrielle nappa sandals, price upon request, michaelkors.com. 12. EMILIO PUCCI silk twill scarf, $245, emiliopucci.com. 13. NINA RICCI Tabor bag in satin, $1,750, ninaricci.com. 14. ERMANNO SCERVINO Plateau boots with grosgrain laces, $985, ermannoscervino.it.
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1. CARTIER Libre Baignoire Interdite watch, price upon request, by appointment only, at Cartier, B.H. 2. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Lady Arpels Une Journée à Paris, $74,000, Van Cleef & Arpels, C.M. 3. BULGARI Serpenti watch, $6,250, Bulgari, C.M. 4. ROLEX Cellini Time 39mm, $19,600, Shreve & Co., S.F. 5. PIAGET Limelight Gala timepiece, $36,000, piaget.com. 6. IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Da Vinci Automatic Edition, $9,550, IWC Schaffhausen, C.M. 7. VACHERON CONSTANTIN Heures Creatives - Heure Romantique, $520,000, Vacheron Constantin, B.H. 8. PATEK PHILIPPE Ladies Aquanaut in white with diamonds, $16,217, Patek Philippe at Geary’s, B.H. 9. DAVID YURMAN Classic 38mm Rubber Swiss Quartz Watch, $1,600, davidyurman.com. 10. TUDOR Claire de Rose watch, $2,300, tudorwatch .com. 11. MONTBLANC 1858 Automatic Chronograph, $4,300, available June 2018, montblanc.com. 12. HARRY WINSTON Avenue Classic Quartz timepiece, $43,200, Harry Winston, C.M. 13. JAEGERLECOULTRE Rendez-Vous Night & Day, $13,900, JaegerLeCoultre, B.H.
13. PRESSED PETS New Time clock, $66, qrator.com.
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FASHION The V Camisole by FRANCES AUSTEN, Collection II, $85.
Sunny-Side Up Sheridan Dun with clip-on silver/rose, $475.
Working with sustainable silk and cashmere, former retail buyer Margaret Coblentz designs timeless, versatile separates, including shirtdresses and reversible V-neck sweaters, for her San Francisco-based brand, Frances Austen. francesausten.com. K H A N H T. L . T RA N
Clockwise from above: VINCE X LEONÉ JANESSA LEON Woven WideBrim hat, $184. VINCE Canyon tote, $495, and Caelan leather sandal, $250.
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Jo in tort and crème natural buffalo horn, $2,495.
Made of buffalo horn and designed with New York City-based eyewear brand Morgenthal Frederics, Oscar de la Renta’s sunglasses emanate ladylike grace. oscardelarenta.com.
Vince infuses a relaxed, West Coast vibe into its beach collection, featuring sandals accented with leather knots and exclusively designed items from Janessa Leoné, Her Line and La Marée Swimwear. 36 Geary St., S.F., 415-645-6590; vince.com. K .T. L .T.
ASPREY Belle bag, $9,100.
The Beverly Hills Hotel’s iconic banana-leaf wallpaper and cabana stripes enliven totes and handbags in Asprey’s 38-piece collection. 9641 Sunset Blvd., B.H., 310-550-0520; asprey.com.
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Retro Dream For their three-year-old L.A. line, Stoned Immaculate: The Label, Chloe Chippendale and Elliot Hans craft small batches of perfectly fitted fashion inspired by golden memories of California in the ’70s. Stoned Immaculate: The Label Pop-Up at Topshop, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 323-938-1085; stonedimmaculateclothing.com. K .T. L.T.
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STONED IMMACULATE: THE LABEL one-of-a-kind vintage jacket, $398, and Waiting for the Sun bell-bottoms, $285.
Tea-cup shaped opticals, $175.
Longchamp’s new sunglasses complement the brand’s emblematic bags, with rounded shapes, pliable construction and feminine details inspired by butterflies and bamboo. longchamp.com.
Laurel SL 50 rosewoodrose gold/ sunset, $795.
Father-son duo Larry and Garrett Leight combine their knowledge of style and engineering to offer technical delights such as adjustable temples in their innovative designs for Mr. Leight. bergdorfgoodman.com.
Calidor in silver and blue wash, $340.
Filigreed titanium enhances Oliver Peoples’ collaboration with @Love.Watts’ Jordan Watson. oliverpeoples.com.
FRANCES AUSTEN: JASON BARBAGELOTT & VAN VAN ALONSO. VINCE: COURTESY OF VINCE. STONED IMMACULATE: STEVEN PERILLOUX AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR ELLIOT HANS.
Jerome Mage’s latest collection for Jacques Marie Mage fuses precious materials and technical expertise in limited-edition eyewear crafted in Japan. jacquesmariemage.com.
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BELLA HADID wearing DIOR ADDICT LACQUER PLUMP in #677 Disco Dior, $37.
Peter Philips, color master and creative and image director of Christian Dior Makeup, looked to the City of Angels for inspiration when creating Dior Addict Lacquer Plump, the newest addition to the cult-status Dior Addict line. “L.A., known for its amazing light and its cool, relaxed attitude, is a platform for
self-expression and creativity,” Philips explains. “The Dior Addict line is where we play the most with effects and textures. The goal was to offer something surprising, different,” he adds. “Lacquer Plump is a liquid, but applies as gloss, which creates a different sensation. And the stain formula means that the color
tint will last much longer.” The line comes in a variety of hues, from classics to neon colors. His advice on choosing shades? “Glossy gives an on-the-go kind of look, while glitter lips show your sparkly side. Be careful [whom] you kiss,” Philips cautions. “Not everyone appreciates a glitter trace!” dior.com. • K . A.
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Good Hands Set in the East Bay’s rapidly growing Fourth Street shopping district, Marlowe is a new mani-pedi spot founded by former attorney Rebecca Sawhney. The bright, sunlit salon, furnished with leather chairs, travel-inspired artwork and abundant plant life, offers mini massages, nail art, manicures and pedicures, using nontoxic polishes. The signature California Mani ($45), incorporating local organic products, is a favorite. 1901 Fourth St., Ste. 107, Berkeley, 510-5486000; hellomarlowe.com. FLORA TSA P OVS KY
Inside the East Bay’s MARLOWE nail salon.
BELOW Deck “Why should faces get all the love?” asks Therese Clark, creator of the newly launched Lady Suite, a line of skin care for intimate parts. Clark thinks it’s time women nourish, protect and pretty up nether regions in a “healthy way,” she says. Her Lady Business Oil is designed to moisturize the vaginal area, while “keeping our legs crossed” to parabens, mineral oil, phthalates and synthetic fragrance. After all, shaving, waxing and lasers take their toll, causing irritation and ingrown hairs. Top it off with normal skin aging and hormonal changes, and it’s clear: This is a product whose time has arrived. ladysuitebeauty.com. K.A .
LOUIS VUITTON’s Le Jour Se Lève, $265/100 mL.
Created by master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Louis Vuitton’s latest fragrance, Le Jour Se Lève (which means “daybreak”), is a fresh composition of mandarin, cassis, jasmine sambac from China and musk notes. 295 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-859-0457; us.louisvuitton.com. K . A .
WEEKEND Warrior Summer Fridays Fridays, a new skin care brand by beauty influencer Marianna Hewitt and lifestyle blogger Lauren Gores Ireland, recently debuted at Sephora with its premier product, the Jet Lag Mask. “I am always on the go, flying all over, and I never want to look as tired as I feel,” explains Hewitt. “Lauren’s jet-lag feeling comes from being a mom and running a business,” she adds. Formulated with chestnut extract and vitamin C to stimulate exfoliation, hydrate, and brighten skin’s surface, this 10-minute miracle in a tube will “make you love your skin,” Gores Ireland says. Hewitt adds, “If you’re feeling confident in clear, beautiful skin, you can focus on the fun stuff.” The duo is working on more formulas, and plans on crowdsourcing to decide what to produce next. summerfridays.com. K . A . SUMMER FRIDAYS Jet Lag Mask, $48.
LADY SUITE POLAROIDS: SHOT BY KAYLA ADAMS FOR CRÈME COLLECTIVE; STYLED BY ALEXIS ANDRA. LADY SUITE PRODUCT: SHOT AND STYLED BY KAYLA ADAMS FOR CRÈME COLLECTIVE. MARLOWE: EVONNE AND DARREN, @EVONANDDARREN. SUMMER FRIDAYS: COURTESY OF SUMMER FRIDAYS.
LADY SUITE’s campaign Polaroids. Below: Lady Business Oil, $46.
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Artist AZADEH SHLADOVSKY and her Skeptic mirrors, $8,650 each, and Solo seats, $5,500 each, all from her new QUALIA collection.
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The Canon chair, $14,480, mimics the braille letter B.
“If we aren’t freethinkers here in the Wild West, where else is it going to happen?” asks Azadeh Shladovsky with a laugh. Los Angeles provides this Tehran-born interior designer, artist and motorcyclist the space to pursue her
creative truth. Through her high-concept furniture and object collections, Shladovsky has always challenged people to see differently. The themes of vision and perception are recurring ones for her, since a brain tumor tragically stole her daughter’s vision, and ultimately her life, almost a decade ago. Shladovsky’s latest collection, Qualia, directly engages the braille alphabet—the silhouettes of her pieces mimic the symbols for specific letters. (For instance, a blue Dedar velvet chaise with a rolled backrest “reads” as the letter I.) The designer enlists talented local artisans to execute every detail—including hand-turning brass and casting acrylic, and color-matching paint to a range of jewel-tone fabrics. “If you know my work, you know me. It’s always a reflection of where I am in my life.” It’s clear that Shladovsky is in a beautiful place. By appointment only. 3645 10th Ave., L.A., 310-454-7139; azadehshladovsky.com. • A LLISON BE R G
The ALMOND & CO. booth at the 2018 FOG Design + Art Fair, San Francisco.
ON POINT C checks in with two galleries changing California’s design landscape: ALMOND & CO. “Our clients want rare vintage items and one-of-a-kind artisanal pieces—the stories behind each become an important aspect of the provenance. It is a new generation searching for sophisticated and unexpected design.” —Michael Burg, creative director 1920 Ingalls St., S.F., 415-355-1200; almondgallery.com.
SHELF Please Do Not Touch (Rizzoli New York, $55)
In Residence “It’s been refreshing to see the work in a new context,” says David Alhadeff, founder of the 15-year-old design brand The Future Perfect, a cult-adored platform for unconventional contemporary design. With a San Francisco showroom under his belt, Alhadeff expanded his West Coast presence in 2017 by opening Casa Perfect, a design-gallery that recently relocated from the Hollywood Hills to the former residence of Elvis Presley, a 1958 Trousdale Estates house designed by architect Rex Lotery. Original Hollywood Regency-style details mix with works by lighting designer Lindsey Adelman, contemporary furniture designer Piet Hein Eek, artist and furniture maker Chris Wolston and ceramic artist Reinaldo Sanguino. “Californians are so open to the new ideas we represent,” Alhadeff observes. “And there’s something special about the light.” By appointment only. 323-202-2025; thefutureperfect.com. J.R.
The pool house, with KELLY LAMB lamps and a STICKBULB pendant. Above: CASA PERFECT’s outdoor area.
Inside OBSOLETE, Culver City.
OBSOLETE “The past decade in California has seen a major shift away from midcentury design. The landscape has evolved into a complex mixture of styles with projects that balance important 20th-century design with more primitive and classical pieces. This evolution would not have been possible without the artistic industries that thrive in Los Angeles. I expect design in California to continuously evolve and become even more complex.” —Ray Azoulay, owner 11270 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310399-0024; obsoleteinc.com. A . S .
CASA PERFECT: PIA RIVEROLA. ALMOND + CO.: DUSTIN SORIANO. OBSOLETE: JESSE STONE.
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From right: LESLIE WILLIAMSON. The Rustic Canyon home of architect RAY KAPPE.
The masterminds behind the Downtown L.A. vacation rental Home No. 001 are expanding their cult brand, Ours, with a line of lifestyle goods. Their debut product, the Auteur Candle, blends palo santo, amber, cedar and sandal woods with notes of fresh A .B. patchouli. oursliving.com.
The limited-edition OURS Auteur Candle, $38.
Personal Space For Interior Portraits (Rizzoli New York, $55), photographer and writer Leslie Williamson captures the California abodes of cultural iconoclasts—from the Berkeley bungalow of chef and activist Alice Waters to the desert studio of artist Alma Allen— and studies the way their homes are extensions of their passions and personalities. “The way [these people] choose to live and the design choices they make are an important part of their stories,” says Williamson. “The best thing about California’s design ethos is its embrace of individuality.” A N U S H B EN L I YA N
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Design CraftNATIVE Flower Platters by artist LISA NEIMETH, NEIMETH from $125.
Ceramist Lisa Neimeth pulled inspiration from her own backyard—strolling through Golden Gate Park and a garden near her San Francisco studio— for a set of plates blooming with bold flora. Neimeth’s career began in 1980s New Mexico; she points to her time there as a saturating influence. “The glaze reminds me of old black pottery used in Latin American cultures,” she says. lisaneimethceramics.com. ER I C KA FRA N K L I N
Design Movement To mark their five-year anniversary, Arts District design studio and showroom Hammer and Spear has opened a second location in West Hollywood, set in the “creative courtyard” anchored by Lee Stanton and Jane Hallworth. “It was Lee who wooed us,” says co-owner Scott Jarrell. “We love joining a network of showrooms and designers with the potential for growth and collaboration.” The space is filled with new, exclusive lines such as Amuneal’s custom shelving, brutalist lighting by Parts of Four and large-scale cast bronze sculptures by Kristan Marvell. 765 La Cienega Blvd., W.H., hammerandspear.com. K .C .
HAMMER AND SPEAR Metropolis Table Lamp, $6,300.
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Inside Out An open-air nook featuring NICKEY KEHOE’s Black Metal Windsor chair, $650, and new Tile side table, $1,200.
Nickey Kehoe furniture and accessories display a vintage character with modern ease—a hallmark that continues with the launch of the brand’s first outdoor collection this spring. Among the all-weather pieces are curvy bucket armchairs, elegant tables and a charming potting bench. Designers Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe describe the collection as an interpretation of new classics, and the results blend seamlessly with their existing refined but approachable designs. “Our pieces don’t scream outdoor-use only,” says Kehoe. “The collection connects to the feeling of our interiors.” 7221 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-9549300; nickeykehoe.com. K .C .
Artist TAMAR SAHAKIAN sands and bleaches reclaimed cow skulls and horns (below) for her pieces, from $150.
BORN TO BE WILD After spotting seedlings on the stark cliffs of Big Sur, artist Tamar Sahakian was inspired to integrate plant life into unexpected spaces. The Oakland-based designer’s resulting installations—launched as Searoon Succulents—house flora such as
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Designer Mitch Brean of San Diego’s Stone Yard outdoor accessories studio has dreamed up a rustic garden pot for RH. The Ravenna planter’s lightweight construction from Fiberstone, a proprietary mélange of polyester resin, stone and fiberglass, makes it a versatile staple for indooroutdoor use. 8564 Melrose Ave., W.H., 310-6520323; rh.com. A. B. RH Ravenna planter, designed by MITCH BREAN, from $997. ROUGH LINEN beach towels, $135 each.
Material Obsession The debut beach towels from Rough Linen are designed at the company’s Marin County atelier, then woven, finished and knotted by hand at a traditional mill in Lithuania. Available in three breezy colorways, the striped, fringed towels echo the European homespun linen goods that originally inspired founder Tricia Rose to launch the brand nine years ago. roughlinen.com. A . B.
tillandsias, eucalyptus branches and dried blooms in barren vessels like locally sourced longhorn skulls and scavenged deadwood. “I love breathing life into [things] for people to enjoy and respect in a new light,” she says. searoon.com. A . B. An arrangement of redwood, amethyst, succulents and Spanish moss from SEAROON SUCCULENTS.
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The Tower Grove residence in the Hollywood Hills, designed by GRANT C. KIRKPATRICK (left).
Custom desk and dining table designed by EMILY FARNHAM. Below: The architect-designer.
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HAVING A MOMENT With posts at renowned firms in Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Echo Park architect-designer Emily Farnham had worked on high-profile projects, but longed for a closer connection to design and clients. She’s now making her mark on projects such as actor Mandy Moore’s midcentury Pasadena home, designed by Harold Zook. Drawn to spaces with a notable past, Harvard-educated Farnham reinvigorates them with a thoughtful, elegant style. “I push for one big gesture in a space while seeing the value of the quiet background.” Raised in New England, her influences range from architects
Vision Quest Architect Grant C. Kirkpatrick has delighted clients, including Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, with his unique brand of modern living. After 30 years and hundreds of custom residences, he showcases six of his designs in California Contemporary: The Houses of Grant C. Kirkpatrick and KAA Design (Princeton Architectural Press, $55). “The sunlight, the color of the sky, the California canvas, that is the inspiration for my work,” says the third-generation Californian. “It’s the golden land of dreams and these are dream homes.” Among the sublime spaces: a nautically inspired home perched on the Pacific, a tree house connected by pavilions and gardens, and the author’s own property, Split Rock Ranch, set against a rambling Central Coast vineyard. “Our environments connect us to essential elements of life,” says Kirkpatrick, “nature, legacy and delight.” kaadesigngroup.com. K .C .
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The Sierra de la Breña House in Mexico City, designed by EZEQUIEL FARCA + CRISTINA GRAPPIN.
Kazuyo Sejima and Rudolph Schindler to the sculptural style of Japan’s Naoshima Island—as well as her adopted home, California. “Architects and designers come here drawn to the concept that your house doesn’t stop at the envelope of a structure,” she says. “It’s seductive. That’s why I’m here. That, and the avocados.” emilyfarnham.com. K.C.
Mexico-born architect Ezequiel Farca and his design partner, Cristina Grappin, bring a cultured, urbane cool to hotels, restaurants and stunning residences south of the border with their eponymous practice, founded in Mexico City in 1995. Even with new offices in Milan and Santa Monica, their home country ties remain strong, manifesting in collaborations with traditional artisans and wide-ranging projects such as the recent proyectosLA, a Downtown L.A. pop-up of Latin American galleries. ezequielfarca.com. J. R .
SWATT MIERS ARCHITECTS’ recent Cinnamon Court project in Hillsborough establishes a visual dialogue between indoor and outdoor spaces.
East Bay-based firm Swatt Miers Architects distills the region’s modern spirit with a deep respect for each TOP project’s setting. “The key is to make the architectural SHELF move, which is structurally challenging, appear effortless,” says Robert Swatt, FAIA. Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise (Rizzoli New York, $75)
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EMILY FARNHAM: (INTERIOR) STEPHEN SCHAUER; (PORTRAIT) JEREMY KONNER. GRANT C. KIRKPATRICK EXTERIOR: MANOLO LANGIS. FARCA AND GRAPPIN EXTERIOR: JAIME NAVARRO. SWATT MIERS EXTERIOR: RUSSELL ABRAHAM.
The Turin home of the late Italian designer CARLO MOLLINO.
1. KERRY JOYCE TEXTILES Chelsea Brush Fringe in Tumeric and Plum, prices upon request, kerryjoyce .com. 2. TOM DIXON Cut tall pendant light, $950, tomdixon.net. 3. PORTOLA Lime Wash in Reservoir, $70/gallon, portolapaints .com. 4. PETER PAP Proto Serapi antique rug, $95,000, decaso.com. 5. SAINTLOUIS Folia tumbler, $160, and water jug, $720, saint-louis.com. 6. CATHERINE MARTIN FOR MOKUM Majorelle Bespoke velvet in Emerald, $133/yard, jamesdunloptextiles.com. 7. TABARKA STUDIO Terrazzo Collection Basel 4 tile, $70/sq. ft., tabarkastudio.com. 8. GHIDINI 1961 Sunset mirror, $1,930, leclaireur.com. 9. ZAK + FOX Baatar Bayan textile in Nuru, price upon request, zakandfox.com. 10. JULIAN CHICHESTER large Dante brass side table, $2,846, gracehomefurnishings.com. 11. RH Velvet Oushak pillow by Rusty Arena, from $186, rh.com. 12. FARROW & BALL Lotus BP 2065 wallpaper, $285/roll, us.farrow-ball.com.
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1. WORKSTEAD Signal globe, $1,645, workstead.com. 2. RH Porto teak chaise, from $2,321, rh.com. 3. JAYSON HOME Beacon daybed, $2,195, jaysonhome.com. 4. SERENA & LILY Bowen rug, from $298, serenaandlily .com. 5. CONSORT Nieve handwoven wool throw in Ivory, $545, consort-design .com. 6. RINA MENARDI large white oval platter, $950, marchsf.com. 7. KELLY WEARSTLER Zephyr club chair, $5,670, kellywearstler .com. 8. MAISON NUMEN salad serving set, $195, maisonnumen.com. 9. DISC INTERIORS Slide coffee table, price upon request, discinteriors.com. 10. BAKER Diva vanity mirror from the Thomas Pheasant Collection, from $2,835, bakerfurniture.com. 11. SCHUMACHER Teton fabric in Sky, price upon request, fschumacher.com.
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Chef DOMINIQUE CRENN’s Pomme Moulée Élysée, inspired by GUILLAUME GOMEZ.
French Ambassador Chef Dominique Crenn, the dynamo behind the Michelin two-star Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, bursts into the restaurant’s tiny kitchen. Instead of creating ethereal dishes for the Atelier’s tast-
ing menu, her team is testing recipes for Bar Crenn, the chef’s new wine bar next door, and up next is les pommes moulées. It is, essentially, a tall potato cake— golden tuber slices are layered with clari-
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fied butter and rich, tangy cheese—a dish with the rustic elegance and complexity of classic French cuisine. “You have to use the right potato,” she says, eyeing it as it cools. “In France, they use one called
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the Charlotte but you cannot get that here. Now, we’re trying Yukons.” Getting it right is important. Bar Crenn’s menu is a celebration of French gastronomy and Crenn personally requested the recipes from the greats: Paul Bocuse. Alain Ducasse. Yannick Alléno. Guy Savoy. Les pommes moulées came from Guillaume Gomez, chef to the French President Emmanuel Macron (for whom Crenn cooked last year). The bar itself is an elegant homage to the past, modeled on a 1920s lounge and filled with antiques and crystal chandeliers, books and art, with almost no wine bottles in sight. They are below, in the cellar: a brilliant list of 200 selections by producers that, as Crenn puts it, “have something to say:” from Littorai’s Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to Domaine Leflaive’s Pucelles Premier Cru Puligny-Montrachet White Burgundy. The bar is ambitious—three years in
Clockwise from left: BAR CRENN’s Pâté en Croûte. The Michelin-starred chef outside her new eatery on Fillmore Street. PETIT CRENN, the site of Crenn’s WOMEN IN FOOD dinner series. Soupe aux Truffes, inspired by PAUL BOCUSE. The Bar Crenn team. A take on ARNAUD LALLEMENT’s Potée de Cochon.
the making, Crenn says—but it turns out to be just “the appetizer” for what lies ahead this year. A few months ago, she bought a farm in Sonoma, where she grows the produce for her burgeoning empire of San Francisco restaurants. Root Project, a coffee initiative in Haiti dedicated to replanting coffee trees on the island, is producing beans that she uses in the restaurants. She will expand it into a distinct operation next year, part of what will be her biggest project yet. Called Boutique Crenn, the 5,000-squarefoot space will open on the ground floor of the Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in the city, and combine food, art and fashion, all with a focus on sustainability. And, as if that weren’t enough, Crenn also has a memoir due out later this year from Penguin Random House. In it, she will talk about things she has said little about publicly—namely the #MeToo movement, which she has preferred to address with projects like her Women in Food dinner series at Petit Crenn, featuring Niki Nakayama, Nancy Silverton, Barbara Lynch and many others. “It sold out in two minutes,” she says Continued on p.134
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Clockwise from left: A feast from THE L.A. COOKBOOK. CANTER’S DELI. SON OF A GUN’s Fried Chicken Sandwich. VIVIANE’s Pineapple Punch. LINCOLN’s Farro bowl with baby kale, smoky chickpeas, charred lemon and romesco.
EAT THIS City
A NEW COOKBOOK PRESENTS A CULINARY SNAPSHOT OF LOS ANGELES “A friend once said that I am the type of person who would eat a carrot straight from the ground without brushing off the dirt,” says food and travel writer (and former C senior editor) Alison Clare Steingold, author of this month’s release The L.A. Cookbook (Rizzoli New York, $40). “They’re kinda right, in spirit,” she admits. “And this book is like that: It’s about giving context for the contents… the people, the neighborhoods, the markets—the flavor of the city that’s allowing the chefs in these restaurants to thrive.” Each chapter’s name is an insider’s nod to the city itself: from the droughtreferencing “Conserve Water,” which is devoted to cocktails, to the KCRW-riffing “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” focusing on brunch. The book features 100 recipes from the town’s most talked-about spots, including Bestia, Animal, Trois Mec, Madcapra and Pizzeria Mozza. There are also renowned dishes such as Matsuhisa’s black cod in miso, a Josef Albers-inspired infographic ode to iterations of avocado toast served across town, and an exclusive recipe from noted pizzaiolo Noel Brohner (consultant to the likes of Felix’s Evan Funke) for slow-rise pizza dough. Not featured? The ubiquitous kale salad. “That was a discussion with my editor,” she admits. “It was my only protest. And there’s a whole chapter called
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‘Beyond the Kale,’ which is about breaking with cliché…That’s partly why this book felt necessary: to separate from some of that hot air—like, what’s the hype and what feels more authentic?” Instead, Steingold sought out lessexpected traditions: Little Dom’s cauliflower risotto, for example, and Joan’s on Third’s bright, fresh take on beets and burrata. “I also had a total panic toward the end of putting the book together when I realized there wasn’t an olive oil cake [included],” she confesses with a laugh. (For the record, Little Flower supplies a decadent version with brown-butter frosting.) “I could not have this cookbook without it,” she adds of the recurring staple at the city’s buzziest haunts. “It’s just so L.A.” • M EL I SSA G OL DST EI N
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FOLLOWING AN EXTRAVAGANT RENOVATION, THE HÔTEL DE CRILLON IS REBORN AS AN ODE TO PARISIAN HISTORY
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Ceramist PETER LANE created a mural for the hotel’s updated pool area, designed by decorator CHAHAN MINASSIAN. Above: Forty different types of marble were used in the HÔTEL DE CRILLON, A ROSEWOOD HOTEL’s remodeling, spearheaded by designers TRISTAN AUER, CYRIL VERGNIOL, ALINE ASMAR D’AMMAN and Minassian.
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Behind the palatial exterior of the Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, 260 years of history reverberate throughout the halls. The fabled Parisian landmark—resurrected last summer after a four-year renovation— has borne witness to Marie Antoinette’s music lessons, Benjamin Franklin’s signing of the Treaty of Alliance with France, and a roster of legendary hotel guests, from Igor Stravinsky to Andy Warhol. “The challenge was to bring new life [to a property whose] architecture is so highly protected,” says Chahan Minassian, one of four Paris-based designers tasked with reimagining the hotel’s public and private spaces—including 78 rooms, 46 suites, four restaurants and a spa—without erasing its legacy. Minassian, whose portfolio spans chalets in Gstaad to midcentury California
LES AMBASSADEURS bar features restored original chandeliers and ceilings. Right: A view of Paris from the terrace of SUITE BERNSTEIN.
residences, to The M Building showroom in Miami’s Wynwood Art District, balanced the neoclassical build’s 18th-century bones and ornately paneled rooms with modern color schemes, bespoke furnishings, and fanciful antiques and objets d’art. “We injected the spaces with new themes, inspirations and proportions; novelties, like painted ceilings; and the know-how of French artisans,” says Minassian. The outcome? “A new timelessness.” Rooms from $1,350; rosewoodhotels.com. • A . B.
It takes a good push to get through the heavy doors of the new NoMad Los Angeles, a breathtaking transition from Downtown L.A.’s gritty present into the lobby’s Gilded Age opulence. Designer Jacques Garcia has transformed the stately 1923 building (once the headquarters of the Bank of Italy) into a 241-room boutique hotel plush with velvets and dark wood, antiques and curios. Garcia left many elements of the original building intact—the grand Italianate ceiling in the lobby, the ornate elevators, even the 50-ton vault door in the basement—and enhanced them with custom furniture, fabrics by Matthew
Williamson, and artwork commissioned for the hotel that is meant to evoke connections between Los Angeles and Italy. A rooftop-to-lobby array of bars and eateries from chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara—the hospitality duo behind the original NoMad in New York and Eleven Madison Park, holder of the No. 1 spot on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list—brings many of Humm’s signature dishes to the West Coast. The Mezzanine restaurant offers his famous roasted chicken with black truffles and a seafood plateau of tiny composed dishes,
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Clockwise: The velvetclad Palm Court communal space. Cod with seared red kale, pears and horseradish from THE MEZZANINE. THE LOBBY at NOMAD LOS ANGELES.
along with L.A.-specific creations such as whipped fava bean hummus and crisped black cod with springy red kale, pears and horseradish. The Lobby eatery’s more casual fare includes a milk-andhoney ice cream sandwich. Meanwhile, a jewel-box coffee shop serves pastry and Devoción blends beneath Murano glass chandeliers—that is, until the space transforms at night into yet another intriguing nook serving bar director Leo Robitschek’s beautifully composed cocktails. 649 S. Olive St., L.A., 213-358-0000; thenomadhotel.com. M . B.
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Zebra jacquard knit dress, $2,250. Roberto Cavalli, 362 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-276-6006; robertocavalli.com.
Valentino Garavani Spring/ Summer 2018 Water Rose medium shoulder bag, $3,945. Valentino, 310-247-0103; valentino.com.
Veruka bootie in Dovetail Tender, $698. Stuart Weitzman, 437 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-860-9600; stuartweitzman.com.
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DAKOTA FANNING wearing a BALMAIN jacket, $6,163, and pants, $3,847, and a COLETTE ring, $1,533.
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DIOR dress, $11,500. Opposite: ALTUZARRA dress, $9,995. MAYA BRENNER bangles, $1,156-$1,750.
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On a snowy day in Manhattan, Dakota Fanning is huddled over a cup of mint tea, diplomatically weighing the pros and cons of living in New York City. Predicated by her acceptance to New York University, Fanning found an apartment in a prewar building in Nolita and has been based here for the past six years. One of the pros is that the city has given her a newfound sense of freedom. “This is the only place I’ve ever lived by myself,” she explains. Evidence of her willingness to try new things is on practically every street corner thanks to billboards promoting TNT’s The Alienist, Fanning’s first major television series. “I just heard three people scream my name as I was walking here. I’m like, ‘Oh, f---! What did I do?’ But they were just saying ‘hey,’ so I said ‘hey’ back. I was like, ‘It’s gotta be because of those billboards.’ ” Based on the Caleb Carr novel set in 1890s New York, the 10-episode psychological thriller (co-starring Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans) sounded almost too good to be true. Fanning had just come off promoting two films, American Pastoral and Viena and the Fantomes, so the timing was perfect. The only hang-up was that it meant moving to Budapest, Hungary, for the better part of 2017 to film the show. “I was like, ‘Whoa, that’s so far and such a long time to leave your life,’ ” she says. “Movies are made in eight weeks, you know?” She decided to think of it as doing a semester abroad and, in the end, wholeheartedly embraced her Hungarian sojourn—the spa culture, “family” dinners with the cast and hosting out-of-town friends. During the workweek, Fanning (who is notoriously prompt for everything) would arrive on set to be laced into an old-fashioned corset. Her character, Sara Howard, is a strong-willed young woman who stands up to sexual harassment as the first female employee at the New York City Police Department. “As we were filming, we were like, ‘God, didn’t we read an article that’s kind of about this, like, yesterday?’ ” she says. “I think that it does go to show how history repeats itself. To move forward, you have to do something different because it’s been this long and these situations are still happening.” Fanning is doing her part to push the
needle forward. A few days after our meeting, she joined the list of female presenters at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (she’s particularly sentimental about this award show, ever since she was nominated there at the age of 7— she’s still the youngest nominee to date, for her role in I Am Sam). This summer, she will appear in Ocean’s 8, the allfemale spin-off of Ocean’s 11.
off, but a complete lifestyle overhaul. “I’ve been balancing work and school for almost 20 years,” says Fanning (she’s appeared in a staggering 40-plus films over the course of her career). “It’s not like going to school is a burden, but it’s a lot of pressure.” After she finishes her last year of credits (she’s studying film at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study), Fanning is thinking of moving back to California—she grew up in the San Fernando Valley but thinks Silver Lake might be a better fit now—to live out her domestic fantasy with a house, a backyard and, eventually, a husband and kids (“three is a good number for me ideally,” she says). Could this very adult roadmap be the upshot of growing up on a movie set? Perhaps. But this is also the way she has always been—as a child, her favorite “toy” was her pretend kitchen, her favorite book was a book of baby names and she loves to knit. Plus, when it comes to thinking about marriage and children, she reasons, “It’s good to think about these things now because they are already going to overwhelm you when they happen, so if you can prevent that you might as well.” One thing Fanning expects will be difficult is if her own child wants to act: “My mom gave up everything to be with me full time and make sure that I was prepared,” says Fanning. “I think she’s the reason why I’m OK, why I’m still acting and why I still love it. But I can’t imagine not working after I have a child and I would never send my child to a set without me. So, it’s complicated.” After a few seconds, she adds: “But I’m assuming that the love that you feel for your child would make you give up anything for their happiness, so maybe I would be willing to make sacrifices.” That day may not come for many years, but when it does, chances are she will be ready. •
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“TO MOVE FORWARD, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT...” Upon returning from Budapest, she also found the time to direct and produce a short film for Miu Miu (a brand that she and her younger sister, fellow actor Elle, both represent), which she says was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.” At 24, Fanning is understandably ready for a break, not just a couple of weeks
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INTERIOR DESIGNER TAMARA KAYE-HONEY BLENDS VINTAGE ECLECTICISM WITH MODERN PANACHE IN HER FAMILYâ€™S HILLSIDE RETREAT
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAM FROST WRITTEN BY HEATHER JOHN FOGARTY
A pair of LÉON LÉON Cali chairs from HOUSE OF HONEY flank a 1970s three-legged African table in the style of John Dickinson. The backgammon set is by ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG. Opposite: The studio room showcases found objects, taxidermy and vintage art alongside a 1971 Anfibio sofa bed by Alessandro Becchi for GIOVANNETTI.
Feature Tamara Above: “We spend most days with the doors open and the kids running to and from the yard and pool,” says TAMARA KAYEHONEY. Left: A vignette in the open-plan great room features a fireplace, a leather chair and ottoman by Léon Léon, an ORGANIC MODERNISM American walnut chair, a 1970s live-edge coffee table, and a vintage Morrocan pouf and rug. Opposite, clockwise from top: An array of Kaye-Honey’s personal collection of vintage ROSENTHAL ceramics. Kaye-Honey snuggles one of her beloved Shih Tzus in the library. “We call it the observatory because of its crazy views,” she says. In the master bedroom, the olive green leather headboard is by DESIGN WITHIN REACH.
Tamara Kaye-Honey never dreamed her hunt for a midcentury home with a view would lead her to the doorstep of a new build in the Glendale hills. At first glance, the home’s open spaces, gorgeous modern glass and steel framing had the interior designer and owner of the South Pasadenaand Montecito-based design and decor studio House of Honey convinced that it was the work of modernist architecture firm Buff & Hensman. “The snob in me was shocked that it was a new home,” she says, laughing. “It took me a minute to look past the fact that this would not be a major construction project, which is what I do.” Kaye-Honey is known for whimsical and modern residential and commercial projects that are infused with her singular glamour, such as Otium restaurant in Los Angeles, Redd in Napa Valley and stylish boutique hotels in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. She’s also a serial home renovator, having lived through three different projects in Los Angeles with her husband, Ryan, co-founder of Buck design and animation studio, and children Phia, 16, and Streak, 13. But the clean-lined, four-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot home offered a unique challenge that the family’s previous Tudor-style residence did not: a blank canvas. “It comes down to restraint,” says
projects have pride of place, such as exquisite hand-painted leather tiles on the kitchen island from Brit Kleinman of AVO, a one-of-a-kind tapestry from Lauren Williams hanging above a sofa, and
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Kaye-Honey. “Here it’s about holding back and making it a livable, cozy space for our family, balancing a sense of style with something that is practical and durable.” In the open-plan great room which includes the kitchen and dining areas, Kaye-Honey created a series of relaxed and intimate living vignettes, using vintage pieces and streamlined accents, and layering organic patterns, shapes and textiles for a playfully modern aesthetic. Favorite artists from her commercial
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Kaye-Honey’s yoga and meditation studio, converted from the previous owner’s chapel, complete with stained glass by JUDSON STUDIOS. Opposite, from top: In the kitchen, a Recycled Tube Light by CASTOR hangs above a live edge table by CROFT HOUSE. “We have always wanted a home with views and a woodsy environment with hiking trails behind our house—yet close to Downtown L.A.,” says Kaye-Honey, whose bedroom features a verdant vista.
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The designer’s family—including their dogs, Pickle, Bear and Tortilla—attacks a puzzle beneath a LASVIT Neverending Glory pendant. Below: “The interior of the house has such an incredible flow... This home has a really special open plan, and we use it all!” says Kaye-Honey. Opposite: A blanket by HOMELOSOPHY and mud cloth pillows by CINDY CISKOWOSKI adorn the bed, while a vintage KARL SPRINGER bench reupholstered in faux Mongolian fur sits at the end. The hanging Float Pendant lights are by BRENDAN RAVENHILL.
an abstract painting in the dining area by Los Angeles artist Gabriel Rivera. In addition to these shared public spaces there are more private moments throughout the house, such as an office nook for Ryan, a music room for the children, and
Kaye-Honey’s yoga and meditation studio, converted from the former owner’s chapel, which features a stunning faceted stained glass window by Judson Studios. In addition to frequent entertaining with friends, deer are regular visitors
to the family’s 3-acre wooded property, and it’s easy to forget that Downtown L.A. is a mere 20-minute drive away. “We’re spoiled up here,” Kaye-Honey says. “It’s like our own private oasis. It feels almost sacred.” •
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WITH A DEEP REGARD FOR Feature HISTORY, SAN FRANCISCO INTERIOR DESIGNER NICOLE HOLLIS ADDS A BURST OF CONTEMPORARY ELEGANCE TO AN 1866 TOWNHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY BY DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN WRITTEN BY DIANE DORRANS SAEKS
In the living room, the Contour lounge chair is by VLADIMIR KAGAN for RALPH PUCCI. The credenza is the Modern container system by PIERO LISSONI, the ottoman is by PAOLA NAVONE for BAXTER, and the white armchair is JOE COLOMBOâ€™s Armchair 4801. The TV cabinet (right) is a custom design by NICOLE HOLLIS.
Feature Hollis When Stephanie and Rowan Trollope hired acclaimed San Francisco designer Nicole Hollis to renovate and redesign their Russian Hill townhouse two years ago, Hollis, noted for her deft deployment
of modernism, was immediately captivated by the opportunity to bring the historic property into the 21st century Originally built in 1866, the threestory house had been renovated by California architect Julia Morgan in 1916, and still maintained the elegant Victorian air and classical proportions. Today, Morgan’s classic Italianate, stucco exterior is still intact. “The work of Julia Morgan has always been an inspiration to me,” says Hollis of the groundbreaking Beaux Artstrained figure behind Hearst Castle. “In this day and age, it’s important to remember the woman who paved the way for all women in design and architecture. I was very honored to be working on one of her homes.” This was to become a multipurpose residence: a family home for three children, and a home office for their father. Rowan Trollope is senior vice president and general manager of Internet of Things (IoT) and applications at Cisco
Systems Inc. He is also an accomplished international mountaineer who wanted a storage/workroom for his rock-climbing equipment and his Triumph motorcycle. San Francisco architect Aleck Wilson opened up the house to all-day southern sun, as well as the ultra-private garden. The light-drenched living room now flows to the kitchen and dining room. Hollis set about identifying what was timeless and what should be contemporized, without being trendy. Taking a high-low approach and blending furnishings from different eras and styles, spanning LED tube light pendants by of-the-moment talent Bec Brittain to 1950s Italian lounge chairs in ebonized wood, Hollis followed the family’s mantra to prioritize comfortable, easy living, with nothing too precious. The kitchen features a custom island designed by Wilson, and a black-andsteel La Cornue stove. The custom oak-and-brass dining table, designed by Hollis, is centered on the original
The mirror-polished brass bar cabinet is a custom design by Nicole Hollis. Opposite, from top: In the childrenâ€™s play area, the 40-inch table and chairs are by CHERNER. The Helix Long lighting fixture is by BEC BRITTAIN. Artwork by DEBORAH OROPALLO. The house, located on a quiet Russian Hill street, is surrounded by a classical box parterre and handsome old oak trees.
In the dining room, designed for entertaining family and friends, the LED tube pendant light, Shy 18, is by Bec Brittain. The dining chairs are classic Wishbones by HANS WEGNER. The sconces are SERGE MOUILLE reeditions. The large-scale dining table is a custom design by Nicole Hollis. The daybed is LUTECAâ€™s Air Sofa. The French marble fireplace is original to the house.
Feature Hollis “THEY ALLOWED ME FREEDOM TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT EMBODIES THEIR PERSONAL STYLE.”
historical fireplace and antique surround with a painting over the mantel by Christopher Badger. The original ballroom on the second floor was converted into a romantic master bedroom, complete with the original antique French marble fireplace. “There were no closets so we imagined monoliths with satin-polished brass doors, to create a soft golden reflection in the room and incorporate closets, a TV and a headboard,” says Hollis. “Stephanie and Rowan have been great clients with real vision and appreciation for design and art,” she adds. “They allowed me freedom to create an environment that embodies their personal style.” With hints of the future and the evolving family, the house nonetheless continues to pay homage to Julia Morgan, whose influence lingers in every room. •
A wallcovering by artist YEDDA MORRISON based on vintage copper engravings of Yosemite National Park adorns the bathroom wall—a backdrop for the Serpentine tub by DRUMMONDS. Opposite, from top: The pendant light in the bedroom is Maxhedron 24” by Bec Brittain. The floating mirror-polished brass wardrobe cabinets are custom designed by Nicole Hollis. The bergère-style bed is by AUTOBAN. In the open kitchen, the pendant light is Shy 17 by Bec Brittain. The barstools in ebonized black walnut are by SAWKILLE CO.
Actor, director, author and ardent house flipper DIANE KEATON keeps a cellar full of her own wine, named The Keaton Red—a blend of zinfandel, petite sirah and syrah— which she enjoys over ice. Opposite: Keaton designed her 8,000-squarefoot Sullivan Canyon home in an H-shape. The finished look is a mélange of the “warm” styles she loves: farmhouse, Spanish and ranch.
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One of Diane Keaton’s most stirring memories as a child growing up in Southern California was visiting Mission San Juan Capistrano. “It was all of these arches, just constantly over and over,” she says. “I couldn’t get over this
idea of a repeated beautiful element.” Looking back now, the experience formed a blueprint for how this director, producer, author and Academy Award-winning actor (whose legendary films include Something’s Gotta Give,
Father of the Bride and Annie Hall) creates her own interiors—with a sense of history, a California backdrop, and an appreciation for unique, profound design. A preservationist, house flipper and ardent decorator, Keaton has celebrated
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architecture, landscape and the design details of her home state in previous titles (California Romantica and House). And the passion endures. “We’re living in a time that is pushing the boundaries—especially in California. This is the mecca, it represents the best in residential architecture.” The latest addition is Keaton’s own home, an intriguing 8,000-square-foot, rustic-industrial vision in Sullivan Canyon, just north of Brentwood, where she lives with her daughter, Dexter, and son, Duke, and the family’s golden retriever, Emmie. The 38,000-square-foot lot allowed Keaton to do something she’s never done before: build from the ground up. (She’s previously lived in architectural jewels by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. and Wallace Neff.) Another first? Adding a modern design tool to her tried-and-true method of tear sheets from magazines and web sites: Pinterest. Friend Nancy Meyers (the director whose movie interiors have launched countless pins) suggested Keaton check out the image-sharing app. “One click and I was hooked,” she says. The 3½ years of pinning, planning and construction that followed is captured in her striking new title, The House That Pinterest Built (Rizzoli New York, $65). Part scrapbook and part aesthetic master class, the Continued on p.134
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Clockwise from above: Keaton’s skylighted kitchen is copied directly from PINTEREST. After a failed attempt to purchase an actual water tower, Keaton delighted in incorporating one into the roofline to give it some needed elevation. The exterior brick was originally slated to be painted white, but Keaton soon fell in love with the imperfect beauty and character of the mortar and clay. “It made it so much more textural,” she says.
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FEATURE The separate office structure came with an expected benefit. “I have to walk outside. Do you know what that means?!” says Keaton. “I see the light change all the time. I’m so much more aware of the sky and nature.”
Inside VALLÉE DE CHÊNE, the stair hall features a 19th-century English urn from LUCCA ANTIQUES and a custom blackened, handforged iron railing by project architect DOUG MANSFIELD. Opposite: The entry is clad entirely in limestone, and features a grand 18-foot glass-andsteel front door.
TAKING CUES FROM TUSCANY AND CentralPROVENCE, CA A BAY AREA ESTATE MERGES CALIFORNIA GLAMOUR WITH A EUROPEAN SOUL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROGER DAVIES WRITTEN BY JENNIFER BLAISE KRAMER
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“I guess it’s ‘Ameropean,’” says San Clemente-based architect Doug Mansfield of his clients’ East Bay home, a decadeand-a-half-long, travel-inspired passion project. “The husband preferred a more Tuscan aesthetic while the wife leaned more toward Provence. So our design melds visual snippets that could be found in both or either region, without precisely imitating either.” The 10,000-square-foot estate has been named “Vallée de Chêne,” meaning “Valley of Oak” in French. It sits on the highest point of a 20-acre site, surrounded by native California oak trees. Natural light abounds and wildlife is everywhere— turkeys often wander poolside—and getting approval to build here was a lengthy feat in itself. When Mansfield joined the team, it was clear that keeping an eye toward nature and neutral elements was key. Working off visions of European countryside maisons, Mansfield designed all of the stone elements, including the entry portals, columns and balconies. At the front of the house, an 18-foot-tall steel-and-glass door frames what the team agrees is the most beautiful oak tree on the property. Inside, the foyer is 20 feet tall with walls clad in the same French limestone as the exterior. The limestone was quarried in Coulmiers, France, and blocks were shipped to Italy for fabrication. Once the stone surrounds arrived on-site, they took more than a year to
install by a crew of masons from Poland, rounding out a “very international” experience, the architect says with a laugh. Nearly every tile, light and door handle ascribes to Old World craftsmanship. Los Angeles-based interior designer Megan Hersch sourced materials that were beautifully made using the same techniques passed down for centuries—but that would function Continued on p.134
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Built from Osage rubble stone and reclaimed brick columns, the pool cabana is flanked with McKINNON AND HARRIS duVal sun chaises. From top: In the dining room, a Baltic ormoluand-crystal Swedish chandelier circa 1870 is suspended above a custom table by L’ARTIGIANO STUDIO, and an antique Spanish ceramic lebrillo bowl adorns the mantle. The French limestone facade features BEVOLO lighting and landscape design by STEPHEN SUZMAN.
A 1920s beaded chandelier with amber teardrop crystals hangs above a WATERWORKS tub in the master bathroom. Below: In the neutrals-drenched living room, custom sofas frame a duet of AXEL VERVOORDT salon tables.
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so I went home and thought, ‘I’ll try,’” he says with a twinkle. Schnabel often paints on pre-marked materials—think plates, textiles, sails, tarpaulins, velvet or kabuki theater backdrops. Then he makes his own gestures on top, sometimes using classic techniques such as painting with wax or gesso. “You have a sense of that which was made, and then that which was made after,” says Schnabel, whose work critics and curators have likened to time capsules. “The contradiction between pictorial (the premarked materials) and physical is a space where the paintings exist.” In the pink family room, a gigantic canvas from his “Big Girl” series looms over a long dining table. It’s a classic example of the other defining element of his paintings—immense scale—which render his work not only a visual experience, but also an architectural object in space. For the new exhibition, Schnabel has created six 24-by-24-inch abstract paintings on sacklinen (that once covered an open-air Mexican market) for the museum’s outdoor colonnade. “They transform the space that surrounds them and create an emotionally charged and poetic environment for the viewers,” says Hollein. Inside the Legion of Honor’s Rodin galleries, the exhibition will include three different groupings of paintings. Work from Schnabel’s 1990 “Jane Birkin” series, which were inspired by Felucca boats on a trip to Egypt, are painted in oil and gesso on sailcloth that Schnabel acquired through trading with sailors. (The name of one of the boats was Jane.) A second series of irregular purple and pinkish canvases with marks across them is also painted on the aforementioned sack linen. And the third series, “The Sky of Illimitableness,” which was made as a posthumous tribute to Mike Kelley, uses a printed Dufour wallpaper pattern on canvas, on which Schnabel adds a goat image and marks on top, referencing Diego Velázquez’s painting, A White Horse. Schnabel pauses in front of one of his goat paintings, which includes the edge of the wallpaper—the area beyond the pattern that you aren’t meant to see. “I kind of like that idea that you’re sort of where the paint ended,” Schnabel says. “It’s like the
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idea of Chicken Little and the sky falling... they have no idea what’s going to happen. And in a sense, we don’t know what’s going to happen....” How will Schnabel’s art be received in the future? Hollein is betting that Schnabel, the artist, is poised for posterity. And now Californians get to see why. “Julian Schnabel: Symbols of Actual Life,” April 21-Aug. 5, Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave., S.F., 415-750-3600; legionofhonor.famsf.org. • E. K .C .
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proudly. But for the moment, there are classic recipes to perfect: Île flottante. Tarte flambée. Bocuse’s legendary soupe aux truffes. The pommes moulées is ready to taste, and everyone eagerly takes a bite. It is luscious and melting with aged Comté and Meule du Jura cheeses. The potatoes have just the right give, the burnished crust adds just a little crunch. “Oh—we will serve it with caviar,” Crenn says, referring to the smoked trout caviar she cures herself. “Yes, that will be good, don’t you think?” 3131 Filmore St., S.F. 415-4400460; barcrenn.com. • M I C H A L EN E B U S I CO
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book gives readers a front-row seat to her thoughtful process and a personal tour of her private space—with its mix of tonal and textural elements (reclaimed wood, brick, metal, nubby textiles) and playful patterns (dots, plaids, stripes). The elements reflect Keaton’s affinity for Spanish, farmhouse and ranch styles that all share a sense of warmth. “I like worn elements, things of the past,” she says. Not one to follow convention or trends, Keaton’s influences are varied and intriguing, like her interiors. In conversation, she muses on an “incredible” cement factory in Tucson, iconic architect Michael Graves and a fondness for bare windows. “People think I’m crazy, but I don’t have curtains,” she says. “I hate them.” Instinct and emotion blend with traditional decor cues to fill the first half of the book with stylish juxtapositions of such wide-ranging subjects as landscapes, pools, ladders, book covers, beds and bath fixtures. Keaton cheerfully confesses her kitchen is “literally copied from an image on
Pinterest” that shows a long gray-andwhite island and large industrial lights in a white church-like space with skylights. But much of the house used images as jumping-off points, with twists and tweaks made by her team of architect David Takacs, designer Stephen Shadley, and Cynthia Carlson and Toben Windahl of Cynthia Carlson Associates. Take, for example, the brick exterior, which Keaton was planning on painting, but ultimately chose to keep the raw, textured facade. “I fell in love with the mortar and the brick’s natural character,” says Keaton. “That’s how great ideas evolve— what you take in, what you see.” Or a silo structure used more for visual balance than extra space. “The roofline was boring,” she says. “It needed more elevation.” It also gave Keaton the look of a New York City water tower—something she’d tried (unsuccessfully) to purchase before. One absolute for Keaton is an abundance of light. “For me, there’s nothing better,” she says. It led her to add the large skylight in the kitchen and line the entire second floor with clerestory windows. Ultimately, the book and home is as much a tribute to Keaton’s love affair with design and living as it is to the 300 images from across the Pinterest universe. (Keaton’s own account, keatondiane, is a wonderland in itself.) From the Cliff May knockoff model homes she visited with her father as a young girl (“paradise”) to the creature comforts in her current space (“dimmers and my Monterey furniture I’ve had forever”), Keaton sees the journey to her dream house much like life itself. She writes in the book’s introduction, “No matter how you cut it, the process is filled with compromises, failures and setbacks. Knowing this, I say, ‘Do it anyway.’ Grab ideas and let them take you wherever they will.” And where’s Keaton headed? There’s possibly a new project tied to the book. “Stay tuned,” she says. And there’s always the next home. “Already I am thinking, ‘How can I build another house?’” she says with a laugh. “It never goes away.” •
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properly for modern everyday use, as this is the homeowners’ primary residence.
Likewise, she selected the furnishings with great care and research so nothing looked like a knockoff of the real thing. “They had a deep feeling of wanting it all to feel European and authentic—not a phony version of the South of France,” Hersch says. To that end, they scoured villages near and far, finding treasures to perfect each room. Regarding the kitchen’s long farm table, which once belonged to an abbey in a tiny Italian town, the designer recalls, “We held our breath as it came through customs.” Since the wife is an avid cook, the team devised a giant, traditional hearth around the La Cornue range using extra Italian bricks from the pool cabana. Silk wallcoverings line the master suite to provide warm texture and break up all the plasterwork throughout the home. In the living room, Hersch chose linen upholstery to “calm down any stuffiness” from the antique furniture. The dining room’s chandelier is fitted with candleholders for rustic romance, while the back terrace dons vintage Italian iron chairs for soaking in the sun. Hersch says the property’s “somewhere in Europe” vibe is more relaxed than anything you’d likely find overseas. “It’s reinvented—not [just] one thing or another,” she says. “Actually, it’s so California.” •
Sportmax Calf leather shoe, $650, Sportmax, B.H., 310-385-9343. Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Industrial belt, $213; off---white.com. Alchimia Di Ballin Alchimia di Ballin Scorpi track pant boot in black patent, $1,195, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400; barneys.com. SUNDAE DELIGHT p.60 Loewe Puzzle Wrap bag in soft grained calf/ classic calf leather, $2,990, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400. Dsquared2 Mary Jane Heeled Pumps, $610, Dsquared2, B.H., 310-888-0117. Red Valentino Barbelle Clutch satin, papiro goat leather, rhinestones, $450, Red Valentino, C.M., 714-540-6000.Maje Star bag, $315, Maje, B.H. 310-271-2428; us.maje.com. Dolce & Gabbana baby blue patent leather round bag $2,295, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701. Miu Miu Basket Bag, $1,230, Miu Miu C.M., 714-617-6927; miumiu.com. Blugirl Laminated leather sandals with knot detail, price upon request; blugirl.it. Versace Vitello sea shell buckle belt, $725; versace.com. Fendi mini peekaboo with leather embroidery, $2,800; fendi.com. Oscar de la Renta Blush beaded lattice earrings, $490, Saks Fifth Avenue, B.H., 310-275-4211. Michael Kors Collection Tie Dye Nappa sandals, price upon request; michaelkors.com. Emilio Pucci Silk Twill scarf, $245; emiliopucci.com. Nina Ricci Tabor bag in Peach Satin, $1,750; ninaricci.com. Ermanno Scervino Plateau boots with grosgrain laces and details, $985; ermannoscervino.it.
houndstooth wool structured bustier with ruffled strap and trapunto detail and Charcoal houndstooth wool garter with trapunto stitching), $9,200, Vera Wang, B.H., 323-602-0174. Bulgari Serpenti ring, 18-karat pink-gold with rubellite and diamond, $6,400, Bulgari, B.H., 310-8589216. p.98 Louis Vuitton dress, price upon request, 866-884-8866; louisvuitton.com. Colette 18-karat white gold and diamond star infinity ring with black and white enamel, $1,533, and 18-karat white gold star stud earring with black enamel and diamonds, $740, Colette, L.A., 323-944-0599. David Webb earring, Motif Collection Double Diamond Earrings—brilliant-cut diamonds, white enamel, 18-karat gold, and platinum, $7,700/pair, David Webb, B.H., 310-858-8006; davidwebb.com. p.99 Dolce & Gabbana dress, price upon request, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.it. Marco Bicego Marrakech Supreme, ring hand-coiled in 18-karat yellow gold with rose-cut diamonds, $4,460, Shreve & Co., S.F., 415-4212600. Alexandra Jules diamond rope ring, $3,200; alexandrajules.com. p.100 Dior sequin embroidered tulle dress, $11,500, 800-929-3467. p.101 Altuzarra gold sequin embellished crepe de chine dress, $9,995; altuzarra.com. Maya Brenner Simple Bangles, $1,156, and Caviar Bead Bangles, $1,750; mayabrenner.com. p.102 Tom Ford crystal embroidered mini dress, $29,500, and knickers, $3,990, Tom Ford, B.H., 310-270-9440; tomford.com. Marco Bicego Goa 18-karat white gold seven strand pavé diamond ring, $4,500; marcobicego.com. Tiffany & Co. ring in platinum with sapphires, $65,000, Tiffany & Co., B.H., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com. p.104 Chanel fringed organza top, price upon request, Chanel, B.H., 310-278-5500; chanel.com. p.105 Giorgio Armani green embellished stripe knit, $5,895, Giorgio Armani, B.H., 310-271-5555; armani.com. Alexandra Jules 18-karat gold band with 3.5-carat emerald baguettes, $6,000; alexandrajules.com. p.106 Valentino sequin embroidered chiffon top, $5,900; valentino.com. p.108 Gucci greige-pearl nylon soft tulle gown with crystal ray embroideries and with all-over crystal embroidered tulle jumpsuit, $26,000, Gucci, B.H., 310-278-3451; gucci.com. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Victoria alternating ring in platinum with diamonds, $14,000, and Paloma’s Melody five-band ring in 18-karat white gold with diamonds, $26,000, Tiffany & Co., B.H., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com. Makeup: Tom Ford SS18 Shadow Extreme, $36, Shutter Lash Mascara, $45, Traceless Perfecting Foundation in Cream, $85, Boys & Girls Lipstick in Katherine and Ben, $36 each, Shade and Illuminate, $82, and SS18 Eye Gloss, $36; tomford.com.
SHOPPING GUIDE COVER Giorgio Armani green embellished stripe knit, $5,895, Giorgio Armani, B.H., 310-271-5555; armani.com. Alexandra Jules 18-karat gold band with 3.5-carat emerald baguettes, $6,000; alexandrajules.com. TEAM SPIRIT p.58 Bally Supra Bowling, $595, Bally, B.H., 310-247-1012; bally.com. Louis Vuitton LV Archlight sneakers, $1,090, Louis Vuitton, B.H., 310-859-0457; louisvuitton.com. Chanel Printed Toile Bag, $3,200, Chanel, C.M.; 714-754-7455. Tory Sport Rope sandals, $248; torysport.com. Balenciaga Souvenir bag, $1,990; balenciaga .com. Ralph Lauren Collection Striped Ribbon sandals, $695, Ralph Lauren, B.H., 310-281-7200; ralphlauren.com. Prada Nylon backpack, $1,540, Prada, B.H., 310-278-8661; prada.com. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini x Superga spring collaboration with Superga is based on the iconic Superga 2750 sneaker, $275, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400. Moncler Camiela Sandolo slides, $495; moncler.com. Gucci shoulder tote bag, $2,590, Gucci, B.H., 310-278-3451.
TIME SWITCH p.62 Cartier Libre Baignoire Interdite watch, price upon request, by appointment only, at Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272. Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Une Journée à Paris, $74,000, Van Cleef & Arpels, C.M., 714-545-9500; vancleefarpels.com. Bulgari Serpenti Watch, $6,250, Bulgari, C.M., 714-751-7833; bulgari .com. Rolex Cellini Time 39mm, $19,600, Shreve & Co. S.F., 415-421-2600; rolex.com. Piaget Limelight Gala timepiece, $36,000; piaget.com. IWC Schaffhausen Da Vinci Automatic Edition, $9,550, IWC Schaffhausen, C.M., 714-955-4037. Vacheron Constantin Heures Creatives - Heure Romantique, $520,000, Vacheron Constantin, B.H., 310-598-2026. Patek Philippe Ladies Aquanaut in white with diamonds, $16,217, Patek Philippe at Geary’s, B.H., 310-273-4741. David Yurman Classic 38mm Rubber Swiss Quartz Watch, $1,600; davidyurman.com. Tudor Claire de Rose watch, $2,300; tudorwatch.com. Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph, $4,300, available June 2018; montblanc.com. Harry Winston Avenue Classic Quartz timepiece, $43,200, Harry Winston, C.M., 714-371-1910. Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night & Day, $13,900, Jaeger-LeCoultre, B.H., 310-734-0525. OUT OF CHARACTER p.95 Balmain jacket, $6,163, and pants, $3,847; balmain.com. Colette 18-karat white gold and diamond star infinity ring with black and white enamel, $1,533, Colette, L.A., 323-944-0599. p.96 Vera Wang Collection dress (sold with Charcoal
PHOTO FINISH p.138 Chanel jeans, $1,400, Chanel, C.M., 714-754-7455. Re/Done jacket, $850; shopredone .com. Tiffany & Co. Square link necklace in 18-karat white gold, $9,500, Tiffany & Co., B.H., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com. Cartier Juste un Clou bracelet, 18-karat white gold, diamonds, $12,600, and Juste un Clou ring in 18-karat white gold, $2,430, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272.
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EDITED BY ANUSH BENLIYAN AND REBECCA RUSSELL 1. SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO Smoking facet clip-on earrings, $545, Saint Laurent, B.H. 2. STUART WEITZMAN Sawyer loafers Polar silver reflector, $475, Stuart Weitzman, B.H. 3. CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ Le Sérum, $330, cledepeaubeaute.com. 4. BOŘEK ŠÍPEK candlestick, $1,344, leclaireur.com. 5. ETRO metallic sandals, $1,270, Etro, B.H. 6. ROBERTO CAVALLI silver pendant metal necklace, $495, robertocavalli.com. 7. BOTTEGA VENETA aviator sunglasses, $495, bottegaveneta.com. 8. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Gancini rings, $260, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H. 9. ROCHAS Spring/Summer 2018. 10. TOD’S Spring/Summer 2018. 11. TOM FORD Metal Chainmail Top, $7,900, Tom Ford, B.H. 12. LOUIS VUITTON Petite Boite Chapeau Epi Silver, price upon request, through reservation only at Louis Vuitton, B.H. 13. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI bomber jacket, $12,345, Brunello Cucinelli, C.M. 14. ALEXANDER McQUEEN Crocodile Metallic boots, $1,290, alexandermcqueen.com. 15. MAISON MARGIELA Spring/ Summer 2018. 16. FRANCESCO SCOGNAMIGLIO Spring/Summer 2018. 17. JIMMY CHOO Cloud metal clutch bag, $3,995, jimmychoo.com. 18. AERIN Hibiscus Palm, $170/3.4 oz., aerin.com.
A sneak peek inside artistdesigner DAVID WISEMAN’s new studio in FROGTOWN.
“Much of my work is inspired by nature, so to have my space [set] along the L.A. River, with views of Elysian Park, is a dream come true,” says artist and designer David Wiseman, whose industrialsize Frogtown studio opens later this year. The Pasadenaborn creative, known for his intricate chandeliers, bronze furnishings and ceramicand-plaster installations, has worked in the thriving neighborhood (also called Elysian Valley) for the past 14 years. Here, he gives us a personal tour. • Wax Paper— who doesn’t want a sandwich named after Ira Glass, Lakshmi Singh and other NPR favorites? waxpaperco.com. • Founded by local artist Steven Appleton, the LA River Kayak Safari has adventure, instruction and a history lesson, all in one. lariverkayaksafari.org. • The Women’s Center for Creative Work serves as a not-for-profit facility for feminist artists’ projects, residencies and more. womenscenterforcreativework .com. • Frog Spot is the community space of FOLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River), an organization that’s made a huge impact. Visit for yoga, meditation, live music and more. folar.org. • Salazar for delicious tacos and cocktails under a shady trellis on the patio. salazarla.com.
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“It doesn’t matter where you come from, or who your family is, you have to have the chops,” Gideon Adlon says matter-offactly. She may be the daughter of Golden Globe-nominated screenwriter and actress Pamela Adlon—who co-created and stars in the FX dramedy Better Things—but the 21-yearold is forging her own path. While studying photography at Columbia College Chicago, Gideon couldn’t shake her other passion: acting. Having spent her high school years performing in plays and musicals, including A Chorus Line and Romeo & Juliet, the native Angeleno decided to return home. A year and a half later, she landed her first lead in a major movie: April’s Blockers, a Kay Cannondirected comedy starring Leslie Mann and John Cena. She plays Ike Barinholtz’s daughter, who makes a pact with friends to lose her virginity on prom night. There’s one snag, however: Her character is a lesbian struggling to come out. “The film is funny, but it’s also sweet and honest,” says Gideon, who will next star in the drama Mustang alongside Matthias Schoenaerts. While Gideon’s sisters, Odessa and Rocky, are also actors, she insists, “My mom never forced us into anything. She let us figure it out ourselves. And that made my sisters and I realize, ‘We want to be like you.’ It means everything to have a woman like that as the leader in my life.” • L I NDZ I SCH ARF
HAIR: PETE LAMDEN. MAKEUP: JO STRETTELL AT TRACEY MATTINGLY USING JILLIAN DEMPSEY. NAILS: LISA PENA WONG AT OPUS BEAUTY USING PRETTY SIMPLE ESSIE GEL COUTURE. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.135.
CHANEL jeans, $1,400. RE/DONE jacket, $850. TIFFANY & CO. necklace, $9,500. CARTIER bracelet, $12,600, and ring, $2,430. Earrings and necklaces, Adlon’s own.