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Pueblo-Style Homes Continue to Inspire

How to Mix Metals In Your Home Decor

Brooke Shields’ Favorite Things at Home

High-End Winery Hotels Offer Luxurious Escapes

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From originals to more modern updates, there are Pueblo-style options to suit every buyer 16

These luxe accommodations let you take your love of wine to another level


Combining finishes and sheens creates an interesting interior 18




British fashion-turned-interior designer Matthew Williamson hasn’t lost his love of color 36


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From traditional toppings to out-of-the-ordinary twists, where to find some of the sweetest treats around the U.S.


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House of Waris hopes to encourage slowing down

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Digital artwork, living gardens, and softer lines are all the rage

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For a Peloton instructor, meditative moments are everything


Argent Design’s Nicola Fontanella on attention to detail in yacht and jet design


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STYLE Footwear brands like Rothy’s pave path for sustainability in fashion


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WELCOME TO THE FALL ISSUE OF RESIDE On the cover: “Lily Pond,” a masterfully designed, state-of-the-art, five-bedroom smart home with an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sports bar. For more see the Gallery on page 66.

ne of the best things about living on Long Island is the change of seasons—and for many, fall is the most enjoyable season of all. Summer fades but beautiful O weather remains. Harvest time brings visitors to our plentiful farms, wineries, and

galleries. It’s also the perfect time to explore the fall issue of RESIDE® and make the most of what crisp and cool Long Island has to offer. As you do, you’ll learn about the latest high-tech travel gadgets that can help guide your way. You can indulge your sweet tooth as we rate the best doughnuts from coast to coast, or even curl up with one of Lauren Wilkinson’s favorite spy thrillers. RESIDE has your recommendations. While seasons change, the professionalism and dedication of the real estate advisors at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty remains the same. The real estate market activity on Long Island and in Queens continues to flourish, so whether you are buying, selling, or investing—locally or anywhere around the world—we are here to guide you. In 2022 we will be celebrating our centennial—right here where it all started. We are grateful to the many generations of Long Islanders who have been an integral part of our success. With humility and excitement, we begin the next 100 years still rooted in our founding principle of always doing the right thing—no matter the season.



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igital artists are basking in the spotlight, architects are branching D out with green features in sustainable

projects, and designers are softening straight lines. Here are the latest trends in art, architecture, and design. ART

This year’s pixel-popping prices for digital art, ushered in by Beeple’s $69 million NFT Everydays—The First 5000 Days, have created a whole new community of collectors. “With NFTs [nonfungible tokens, the unique blockchain files that authenticate ownership of the digital work], the art world finally has a medium that allows collectors to have wide accessibility to art,” says Max Moore, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art sales, Asia. “Traditional collectors have shown great interest in NFTs, too, showcasing that there is real staying power for the medium.” Edinburgh-based artist Trevor Jones, who, back in 2011, began painting QR codes into his works that are scannable with a smartphone and app, creates works that he describes as a “fusion of fine art with technology.” Using artificial intelligence, he produces animations and videos that incorporate morphing software to complement and enhance his physical paintings.“Many of my patrons own both my physical and digital works, so they can enjoy the painting on the wall 6

in their home while the digital image or animation counterpart can be displayed on a photo frame such as a Meural or Canvia,” he says. “A lot of these art enthusiasts are curating their own exhibitions with apps,” he adds. ARCHITECTURE


From the award-winning furniture of Gustaf Westman and the curly-striped rugs of Pieces Home to the undulating pattern of Baina’s organic cotton Johanna bath towel, designers are embracing the comfort of the curve and the placidness of the pastel. Jordan Cluroe and Russell White-

head, whose design firm, 2LG Studio, is based in London, see the move toward softness and playfulness as a welcome rebellion against the strictness of straight-lined sophistication. “Curves speak of nature beyond the capability of man-made, the nonlinear speaks of the future, and the craving of these organic shapes is perhaps a desire for change,” Cluroe says. “It is about facing the impossible head-on, taking a different approach, being open to the unexpected ‘curve balls’ that life can and does throw at us, perhaps particularly in this moment.” Besides which, Whitehead adds, “curves look damn cool and bring a little fantasy into the everyday.” The duo’s designs are imbued with a joyful, playful spirit. In their own home, a detached Victorian in South East London that serves as a live/work space and passion project, they explore the quirky beauty of saucy scallops, the headiness of the hand-painted squiggle, and the wonder of wavy pleats that turn up not only on formal draperies but also on complementary center-ceiling lights. The project, they say, allows them to indulge their own fantasies in the interior environment.

Opposite page: Curved lines add softness to a room designed by 2LG Studio of London. Anthony Laney’s Potter’s House has a live indoor tree, bottom left. Trevor Jones’ Picasso’s Bull, bottom right, is an example of the fusion of art and technology.

Opposite page: Create Academy for 2LG Studio; this page, from left: Lauren Pressey; Trevor Jones Art

By incorporating live plants into their blueprints, architects literally are creating green buildings. Ma Yansong, for example, wrapped his award-winning Beverly Hills condo complex, Gardenhouse, in 26 species of native plants, notably ferns, vines, and succulents, whose leaves and flowers change color with the seasons. And Stefano Boeri clad his pair of iconic award-winning Bosco Verticale residential towers in Milan in 15,000 fragrant trees, plants, and shrubs. Los Angeles architect Anthony Laney has taken the concept one step closer to nature, planting a 16-foot-tall Australian brachychiton tree in the entry of a home his eponymous firm designed in Manhattan Beach, Calif. “The [ clients’] inspiration was a trip to Japan, where they saw a home with mature trees in its core,” he says.

The project, which won a Luxe RED Regional Award and a Luxe Gold List award, also features solar panels and a landscape of native plants. All of Laney’s L.A. projects are rooted in nature. In more traditional “green” commissions the firm creates courtyards with gardens, trees, and water features or designs pocket gardens that can be seen from every room. “In a row of townhouses, for instance, we might create a five-foot to eight-foot open-roofed garden that backs up to a blank wall,” Laney says. “It’s modest in size but significant in impact.” In addition to creating shade and cooling the surrounding air, living plants boost psychological wellness. “We hope to see the idea of planting live trees in homes more and more,” he says.


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Rancho Arroyo, a 1926 Pueblo property in Phoenix, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It comes with a $1.5 million price tag.


Courtesy of David E. Smith and Andrew Pielage (2)


hen most people picture the American Southwest, certain classic images come to mind: desert scenes filled with exotic plants and cactuses; sprawling pink sunsets; and the modest square, earth-toned adobe houses that have been the region’s architectural signature for centuries. Known as Pueblo-style homes, these structures date back to the original Native American inhabitants of the area and have remained a staple over the course of centuries, and through waves of new colonizers and occupants. The buildings had a second boom starting in the 1920s when newer Pueblo-style homes (often built with more modern materials) came into vogue, leading to the so-called Pueblo Revival. “Pueblo houses originally go back to Native American culture, people using the materials that were readily available to build structures,” says Keith Gorges, an agent with Sotheby’s International Realty in Santa Fe, N.M.

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A private walkway at Rancho Arroyo, shown at top. A Pueblo-style house in Santa Fe, N.M., shown below, is being built from scratch.

Classic Pueblos are made out of thick adobe blocks, bolstered by sturdy wooden beams known as vigas that are often exposed at the end, one of the hallmarks of this style of architecture. “The Native Americans here along the Rio Grande river have been building with adobe for centuries,” says Jon Dick, an architect with Santa Fe-based firm Archaeo Architects. “And the term Spanish Pueblo Revival style incorporates both Pueblo, from the Native Americans, and the influence of the Spanish who came over to Mexico and brought the influence of their traditions as well. There’s a multicultural character to the architecture.” 10

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This page, from top: Courtesy of David E. Smith and Andrew Pielage; Austin Canon, courtesy of Keith Gorges; opposite page: Courtesy of David E. Smith and Andrew Pielage

These classic features are on display at Rancho Arroyo, a 1926 Pueblo Revival property in Phoenix, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The $1.5 million listing “is a timeless example of the Pueblo Revival architectural style with its clean lines, flat roofs, and hand-hewn vigas and lintels,” says David E. Smith, an agent with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty who represents the property. Though many Pueblo homes have now been outfitted with air conditioning, their original design—including the thick adobe walls and small, recessed windows—continues to be a canny solution to climate control in the face of high desert heat and dramatic temperature drops in the evening. “People didn’t put in air conditioning years ago, and you can manage a Pueblo house by opening the windows and getting a beautiful cross-ventilation at night when the air is cool and clear,” says Tim Van Camp, an agent with Sotheby’s International Realty in Santa Fe. “Then in the daytime you close the windows, put down the drapes, and it will stay relatively cool.” “The genesis of the style so to speak is pure function,” says Rox Stewart, an agent with Sotheby’s International Realty in Scottsdale, Ariz. “Thick walls, smaller windows; these were lowprofile buildings physically, designed to protect the people from the climate.” And while much of these homes’ enduring appeal is organic, in some areas, their status as a signature local aesthetic is no accident. “In the 1950s, Santa Fe established their historic design ordinance,” Van Camp says, and since then, any construction or remodeling in the city’s

Rancho Arroyo in Phoenix shows off the classic clean lines that make Pueblo-style homes popular.

historic districts has been required to adhere either to the Spanish Pueblo Revival or Territorial Revival styles. Whether it’s a remodel of an older home or brand-new construction, Van Camp says “it has to fit, and to look like it’s been there and is in the same style.” For many buyers, this remains part of the overall appeal of the Southwest. “A lot of homes on the resale market are still older Pueblo homes and people still come here and look for that,” Gorges says. “They want that dark, woody, adobe experience, and in Santa Fe they can still find a home that I would consider that deep Santa Fe style, which is a complete throwback to the old Pueblo style.” Newer construction properties are catering to more elaborate modern tastes, as well, while still remaining true to the region’s architectural heritage.

At a $5.89 million to-be-built property Gorges is selling in Santa Fe, the design blends traditional Santa Fe elements with newer features including floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views. “It’s pushing the much more modern interpretation of Pueblo style,” Gorges says. Buyers and builders interested in more modernized versions of the Pueblo style in Santa Fe tend to take their search outside of the immediate city center and its historic districts. “The closer you are to the core historic district [in Santa Fe], the more stringent the code is going to be,” Dick says. “Farther out, we’re more at liberty to do more contemporary work. I introduce walls of glass that slide into a pocket and open up onto a porch. Natural light is beautiful here and can be a defining element. We’re still respecting

the [architectural] vernacular but reinterpreting it with a more contemporary feel, and that’s really caught on.” And even the older-style properties leave room for modernization on the interior. “These days people are realizing that Pueblos are homes with very clean lines, which lends itself to more of a modern look inside,” Smith says. “We have a lot of Tuscan homes that were built in the 2000s and are difficult to work with, but a nice clean-line Pueblo, that square box, is almost like a blank slate. And they’re well-constructed homes. There’s no caution for them.” Ultimately, though, it’s their distinct regional character that keeps buyers coming back to Pueblos decade after decade. “We don’t bring a lot of brick or East Coast styles out here,” Smith says. 11

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ine travel has exploded in popularity over the past decade. The classic, old guard wine regions have seen their offerings expand as crowds have descended from around the globe, and new world growers have been stepping up their game. Fortunately for wine enthusiasts, there’s an ever-growing assortment of notable winery accommodations. Some of these are traditional chateaus and estates with active vineyards, while others are world-class wineries offering secluded, highly romantic units hidden away in between rows of heritage vines.

Clockwise, from top: MatteoCarassale (2), Courtesy of Capofaro


Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia offers a true marriage of wine and the sea on an island just north of Sicily.

In the charming Central Coast city of Paso Robles, Justin Winery—famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon—delights fans with the cheekily named JUST Inn. Surrounded by vineyards, the suites offer luxurious appointments (fireplaces, Frette linens), and an overnight stay includes extras such as a tour of the winery and caves. Celebratory groups opt for The Chateau, a palatial, four-bedroom mansion with a rare art collection and panoramic views over the Santa Lucia Mountains. Serious music enthusiasts flock to Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District to visit Cliff Lede Vineyards, where the namesake owner has named each vineyard block after some of his favorite rock songs and albums—from My Generation to Dark Side of the Moon—creating the vineyards’ famous “rock blocks.” The stunning property merges a classic rock edge with fine wine, art, architecture, and nature. Completing the experience is the five-room Poetry Inn, a private villa that’s perched above the Silverado Trail. Each room features sweeping valley views and a wood-burning fireplace. Standing in contrast on the other side of Paso Robles is CASS Winery and its Geneseo Inn, where eight boutique units built out of shipping crates offer panoramic views of 145 acres of vines, ancient oaks, and rolling hills. Chef gardens are situated around the perimeter and guests can choose from an array of agriculturally based classes and outdoor adventures on the property. Design elements include frosted glass, marble and granite, and reclaimed materials, while expansive windows and 15-foot clerestories bathe each room in natural light. EUROPE/U.K.

Le Château de Fonscolombe offers an awe-inspiring getaway in the Provencal countryside, a 20-minute drive from Aixen-Provence. The property’s wine estate goes back to Roman times, and the 18th-century Italianate architecture built in the Quattrocento style—complete with secret boudoirs, grand salons, and canopied beds—looks straight out of a movie set. When not sampling selections from the winery, which is rich in Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence AOC and Bouches-du-Rhône IGP, guests explore the lavish grounds and handsome salons. The Tasca d’Almerita winery is run by an eighthgeneration wine family­who own and operate five estates across Sicily, including Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia. A true marriage of wine and the sea, the gorgeous estate resides on the island of Salina, one of the Aeolian Islands north of 13

Set on California’s CASS Winery, shown at top, the Geneseo Inn’s accommodations are former industrial shipping containers. The Vines Resort, shown at middle and bottom, is in Mendoza’s prestigious Uco Valley. Guests there can try their hands at making and bottling their own wines.­­­­

Sicily that has been billed by some as “Italy’s secret gourmet island.” The 27 uniquely appointed guest rooms, each with its own private terrace, are surrounded by 15 feet of vines producing Malvasia, the typical wine of the island. Locanda La Raia, a 12-room countryside retreat in Northern Italy’s Piedmont region, operates a “slow hospitality” ecosystem focusing on sustainability, biodiversity, and locavore cuisine; the “estate to table” restaurant utilizes beef, honey, herbs, and grains sourced on-site. Guests can enjoy wine experiences and tours, or merely sip on pours of La Raia’s biodynamic wine in the comfort of their stylish rooms. Castello di Vicarello is a family-owned 12th-century castle in the heart of Tuscany’s wild Maremma countryside. When not relaxing in the nine uniquely appointed suites, guests find ample peace and seclusion spread across almost 100 acres of organic vineyards, olive groves, farmland, and forests. Depending on the time of year, visitors can immerse themselves in the winemaking process, from harvest to bottle. Popular experiences include wine tasting with the producer in the medieval kitchen and a leather-making workshop with a master craftsman. Hotel Marqués de Riscal, A Luxury Collection Hotel, majestically sits in the heart of La Rioja’s Marqués de Riscal City of Wine. The Frank Gehry-designed marvel—distinctive for its titanium and steel roofing panels and the asymmetry of its wall and floor tiles, it resembles one of his most famous works, the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum—stands in contrast to the surrounding medieval Spanish town of Elciego and its historic bodegas and sandstone buildings from the 1800s. Hotel guests immerse themselves in all things vino, from the namesake winery’s immersive visitor center to the Caudalie vinotherapy spa. Lympstone Manor is a historic, Grade II-listed Georgian manor house in England’s Devon that has been transformed into a contemporary country house hotel. The 21 luxurious rooms and suites—each named after the birds of the surrounding Exe estuary—are decorated in the calming colors of the native landscape, with furniture handmade by local craftsmen. The driving force behind Lympstone is Michael Caines MBE, a Michelin-starred chef with a passion for wine. Guests gaze out at the idyllic surroundings, including the rolling British countryside and the hotel’s very own vineyard, while enjoying selections from a world-class cellar. SOUTH AMERICA

As the continent’s most iconic wine-growing region, Mendoza provides an ideal introduction for global travelers looking to discover the wonders of Argentine wine. Hidden away in a 35-acre vineyard, Cavas Wine Lodge is a Spanish colonial-style hotel that’s devoted to the joys of wine. Each guest villa has a secluded sun deck with panoramic views of the snowcapped Andes Mountains, plus a wood-burning fireplace and private plunge pool. The owners were among the first in the region to embrace environmental practices such 14

top of a hill in the middle of a nature reserve, the namesake winery and hotel is recognizable for its floating, structural roof of titanium and bronze. Transparent spaces with glass walls lend a calming, airy vibe to the environs, as does an infinity pool and Zen garden surrounded by colorful flowers. Guests can recharge by horseback riding, hiking, and cycling through the dramatic landscape. OCEANIA

An architectural landmark, Port Phillip Estate has grown in stature to become one of Australia’s most lauded food and wine destinations. Located an hour south of Melbourne on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, this modernist chateau offers stylish suites with sunken living areas and views of the vineyards where Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir grow. The winery and barrel room are hidden in the basement; the rammed earth acts as natural insulation, removing the need for temperature control. Located at the foot of Te Mata Peak

in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay, Craggy Range offers an assortment of visitor experiences, highlighted by boutique luxury accommodations in the middle of its vines. Couples enjoy a romantic getaway in one of the garden cottages or river lodges, while groups gather in the opulent, four-bedroom vineyard lodge. Guests fuel up on local and seasonal ingredients at the namesake restaurant, then explore the winery’s awardwinning portfolio via an intimate seated tasting at the cellar door. Another Hawke’s Bay standout, Black Barn hosts an array of wineflecked visitor experiences. Travelers come from far and wide to luxuriate in one of the winery’s 16 retreats scattered around the area; some are found in the spectacular Tuki Tuki River Valley, while others are located in the vineyard or on the ocean. Those staying on the winery enjoy easy access to on-site attractions such as a trendy, producedriven bistro, a curated epicurean shop, a weekend market, and a vineyard amphitheater where movies and bigname concerts are held.

Vik Chile is located at the top of a hill in the middle of a nature reserve. Its namesake winery and hotel, shown below, has a floating, structural roof made of titanium and bronze.

This page, Courtesy of the VIK Retreats; opposite page, from top: 11th Street Studios, Courtesy of The Vines (2)

as composting, solar energy, and water reuse; water collected from the hotel’s sinks, showers, and baths is filtered and used on-site to irrigate the vines. The Vines Resort lures serious wine lovers to its home in Mendoza’s prestigious Uco Valley. Foodies are drawn to Siete Fuegos Restaurant, where the acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann creates inspired regional dishes, while oenophiles jump at the chance to take their interest in wine to the ultimate level by producing their own wine. Since 2004, The Vines has helped nearly 200 wine lovers from around the world become winemakers, learning how to plant, harvest, bottle, label, and even ship under the guidance of experts. Most guests are content to leave the winemaking to the pros while enjoying their spacious villas, spa-inspired bathrooms, and private decks with views of the Andes and vineyards. On the other side of the Andes in the bucolic Millahue Valley, two hours south of Santiago, Vik Chile has become one of its country’s foremost luxury destinations. Located at the


MIXING METALS COMBINING FINISHES AND SHEENS LEADS TO AN INTERESTING LOOK FOR INTERIORS ronze, brass, nickel, chrome—metals make for some of the most luxe and B layered finishes in the home. And the

A kitchen designed by The Fox Group, shown above, pulls off the look with pendant lighting and door and cabinet hardware. Playing with light is one way to mix materials, says Cara Fox, owner and lead designer of the firm.


beauty is, you don’t have to choose and (and stick with) just one. “Combining different metal finishes and sheens gives the impression that a design evolved over time,” says Killy Scheer of Scheer & Co., an interior design firm in Austin, Texas. “It’s a great way to create depth and a look that feels collected.”


While incorporating several metals into one space sets an inspired tone, most designers suggest selecting a main material that’s repeated throughout. Scheer recommends using a dominant metal and then choosing a few supporting iterations to use as accents.

“If you’re working with several different components, make the dominant metal an easy one to match across different brands,” she says. “Chrome looks basically the same no matter the manufacturer, whereas oil-rubbed bronze can vary. In that case, chrome would be your dominant metal and oil-rubbed bronze can be an accent; just be sure it all comes from the same manufacturer, so the finishes always match.” Vancouver-based designer Stephanie Brown also prefers to identify one metal as the architectural finish. “It makes for a consistent appearance throughout the home,” she says. “We’d typically use it on door hardware, railings, plumbing fixtures, lighting, and cabinet hardware. We then bring in one or two other metal finishes throughout as special accents.”

The reason it’s often best to stick with one lead metal is the look can get jumbled when warm and cold tones are all vying for the spotlight, says New York-based designer Ghislaine Viñas. It’s important to establish a hierarchy. If you’re working with brass, for example, have the doorknobs, hardware, and architectural features like faucets rendered in brass, and accessorize with other warm metals like copper or gold leaf. “This helps create a cohesive, balanced space,” Viñas says. Another way to create balance is by playing with the way different materials and surfaces reflect light, says Cara Fox, owner and lead designer of The Fox Group in Salt Lake City. She suggests mixing a finish such as unlacquered brass—a living metal that patinas over

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repetition, says Nicole Michael of Nicole Michael Designs in Los Angeles. “For example, if a living room light fixture is aged brass, introduce it again through an accessory, a drinks table, a decorative mirror, or even picture frames,” she says. “When you repeat colors, it helps your eye travel through the space, creating balance in the room.” CREATE CONTRAST

In an effort to avoid a too-industrial feel, temper the look with other textures. “Natural materials such as stone and wood always mix well with metals—but, really, the key to mixing anything successfully is creating the right contrasts,” Scheer says. In a more eclectic or traditional interior, Brown might play off brass accents such as light fixtures with rich hues on furnishings, like jewel-toned velvets or cognac-colored leather. In a more minimal interior with black and rose gold metal, she keeps furniture and textiles soft and monochromatic in shades of gray and white with textural variation. “One metal finish we consider a neutral is stainless steel,” Brown says. “To me, it’s the equivalent of blue jeans; it’s so common and understated that it usually doesn’t factor in as a metal and you can easily put other metals with it in the same space.” For instance, stainless kitchen appliances can be paired with one or two more metal finishes on the cabinet hardware, plumbing, and lights.

Opposite page: Scott Davis; this page: Garrett Rowland


A living room in Los Feliz, Calif., designed by Ghislaine Viñas, mixes metals in a chic, slightly subtle way, by creating a hierarchy of materials.

time—with a high-lacquer paint that’s really glossy. “Similarly, a matte black or satin nickel paired with velvet or another shimmery fabric creates a beautiful contrast of sheens. Linen paired with a shiny metal will create the same effect,” Fox says. CONSIDER THE COLOR PALETTE

Metals have either warm or cool tones, and whether you stick with all one temperature or mix things up is a matter of preference. For example,

Mary Maydan, founder and principal of Maydan Architects in Palo Alto, Calif., prefers using one color family. When the color palette is white and gray, for instance, she often adds metals in cool tones such as chrome, stainless steel, or silver. “That said, it can be nice to add an accent metal, like copper, that is not in the same family to give warmth to the room. Often, we’ll do this with an accent piece, like a copper metal sculpture in a library,” she says. The key to creating a curated look is

Just how and where you mix your metals matters. “A bathroom is a great place to mix metals,” Michael says. For example, the cabinet and door hardware can be one finish, the light fixtures a second finish, and the mirror and plumbing fixtures could be the third finish (consider looking for a two-tone piece to help tie everything together), she says. “Never mix finishes between plumbing fixtures: If the faucet is one finish and the shower head and trim are a different finish, it will read as a mistake.” Lighting fixtures and furniture—a vintage gold lamp and a matte black metal coffee table—can provide a great opportunity for mixing metal finishes, Brown says. But this effect can also be achieved through the use of accessories— matte gold sculptural objects and picture frames on your shelves are an easy starting point, she says. 17

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rooke Shields spent a good portion of the past several months shooting on B location in Scotland—in a castle, no less.

“The cast rented out the carriage houses, so every morning I woke up and pretended I was royalty,” says the actress, who stars in the Netflix movie A Castle for Christmas. “I love the idea that Netflix is doing rom-coms where the women are empowered. The women are the ones trying new adventures!” In the film, Shields plays a famous romance novelist who sets off to Scotland to rediscover her roots and write her next book after the world has turned on her for killing off a favorite character. Says the 56-year-old star, “I liked that it didn’t limit how it looked at a woman living this next phase of her life.” As picturesque as the setting was, she was happy to return to everyday life, and her airy Hamptons house was the perfect landing pad. “It’s an old house, but when we bought it, it had already been renovated.” Decorwise, she decided to keep it simple—classic Hamptons with a bit of Hollywood glam. “I pulled a lot of pieces I already owned from storage. My home in New York is a brownstone so it’s a bit more formal, but here I wanted it open and fresh and not too cluttered. It’s all about art and color and the things I like to see every day.” From her beach house office, she’s been working on the launch of her next project, “Beginning Is Now,” a platform celebrating women. “This is probably the most terrifying yet exciting endeavor I have ever done,” she says. “It’s born completely out of this feeling that the women of my age are no longer represented. I want to say, ‘Hey, we are entering a huge, beautiful, next phase of our lives—grab a hold of it and take care of your mind and your body and your spirit.’” Here are her top five favorite things at her Hamptons home.


“I love this couch, it’s gray velvet and just so pretty,” Shields says. “I think it’s possibly Victorian. I had it in storage for so long and I thought it fit perfectly in this room.” She ended up pairing the couch with a large, ornate mirror she also thought wouldn’t make it out of storage, but the look was just right in her workspace. “I only have a formal office out here at the beach,” she says. From left: Sam Sing; Courtesy of Brooke Shields (4)


“I am here every single day in the morning with my tea and my newspaper,” Shields says. And she delights in the swing function. “It gives me peace,” she says. “I need to be constantly doing something, whether I’m reading or doing a puzzle or emailing for work, and the swinging is almost a form of meditation.” Meanwhile, at night, it makes for a homey scene. “It’s nice to have cocktails there, too, and to get the late-night recap when the girls come home from a party.” BABY PRINTS

“When I had my first daughter, I was so into everything baby, and little baby feet and little baby hands are so unbelievably sweet,” Shields says. The star oversaw the imprinting process herself, working from a soft plaster kit. “It took a gazillion tries because she was a month old, and it’s hard to have a baby cooperate!” But the keepsake has stood the test of time. “It goes from those little handprints to saying goodbye at college,” sighs Shields, who recently dropped daughter Rowan off for her freshman year.



Shields has been going to SoulCycle since 2002 and they gifted her a bike during the pandemic, when their in-person classes were unavailable. “It was one of the things that kept me sane during the pandemic,” she says. “Emotionally, they’ve gotten me through so many difficult periods in my life. When I had postpartum depression, I would go and just peddle away and cry. The message is so uplifting and important— SoulCycle has become such a source of peace for my brain.”

This marble piece is from India. “I was dead set on getting these— they’re supposed to be pineapples, and I love the idea of them being a welcome and the first thing you see when you get to our front porch.” 19

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Opposite page: Courtesy of Matthew Williamson (3); this page: Sarah Savage

sk designer Matthew Williamson how a nice chap from Manchester, England, wound up living in Mallorca, Spain, A and he bursts out laughing. “By complete mistake,” he says.

This page: Matthew Williamson. Opposite page, clockwise from top: A star motif rug from Obeetee; Willamson’s signature peacock feather on a tray from Les Ottomans; and a cheerful dresser designed in collaboration with Roome.

As for how the onetime fashion darling transitioned to interior design? That journey was perhaps more inevitable. The move from vibrant wardrobes to walls, floors, and furnishings has been a long time coming, born of a small yet scintillating collaboration with The Rug Company in 2003, when he splashed rugs with four iconic prints from his readyto-wear line. Stationery for the luxe leather-goods brand Smythson and wallpaper for Habitat followed. Since 2013 he has rolled out lavish collections for tony wallpaper and fabric purveyors Osborne & Little; furniture for Nottingham-based Duresta; plates, trays, and table linens for Italian brand Les Ottomans; and, last fall, tropical lampshades for Pooky. He also has decorated the bridal suite at the majestic country house Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire, the courtyard garden at London’s Blakes hotel, and, in Mallorca, Nama Bar’s funky interiors and the deluxe Suite 67 at the ultraexclusive Belmond La Residencia hotel. This year Williamson, 49, has two new collaborations—a line of eye-catching rugs (mod stars, regal florals, jungly landscapes), launching in October with Obeetee, the global leader in hand-woven floor coverings; and dazzling accent pieces (drink cabinets, divider screens, and more), from boutique British furniture maker Roome, which debuted last spring. As for Mallorca, Williamson visited a friend there several years ago and felt an immediate connection to the rustic, Balearic isle. He bought a villa in Deià, a village cut into the mountains, that’s a short walk from a moody, derelict monastery. We caught up with him to chat about career moves, color, and the perplexing audacity of an all-white room.

If you met someone at a party, might you have a sense of their living room?

I used to make gowns for £3,000, and I couldn’t imagine that the woman who bought those didn’t care about her home. So I do make the connection. If you’re well-presented, chances are you’ll have the same spirit within your home. So what happens when you enter someone’s all-white home? Do you break out in hives?

I try to avoid those houses. [Laughs.] No, I’m full of admiration for minimalism and contemporary design. I have little flashes of wishing I could live like that, in that sort of serene, pared-back way. A weekend in a spa or hotel of that style would be refreshing. But I don’t think I’d like to live there. Ever wonder why you’re so drawn to color and print?

I’ve often wondered why others are fearful of it. To me, it’s a natural instinct. I think it’s my mom. She was the inspiration for my early career. She was covered in color, pattern, ornamentation. It was in her DNA. Growing up, I never saw her in gray or black. She’d favor bright orange instead. I think I retained from her that sense of appearing as optimistic and positive as you can. Can rugs be as cheery as clothes?

I’ve tried to create happiness for the floor, if you like. Often, rugs can be quite nondescript. But they’re such an important part of creating a new space. The floor is often the first place to start. So I wanted to bring personality to the floor. [For Obeetee,] I’ve gone to some classic patterns I’ve used in the past and reworked them for rugs. Like the giant peacock-feather print.

Your transition from fashion to interiors appeared seamless.

Well, the two industries overlap. They’re happy bedfellows. Christian Lacroix pivoted to interior design. And [Turkish designer] Rifat Ozbek. And [British designer] Zandra Rhodes [is launching] a homeware collection with Ikea. I spent the first 20 years of my career in fashion, but I’ve always been fascinated with interiors. I remember imagining that the woman buying my dresses most likely had a beautiful home.

That’s my classic go-to motif. I’ve done it for years in fashion and interiors. The Roome collection seems like vintage Williamson, reined in by clean, spare lines. They’re smart accent pieces.

True, I can see them in a simpler, pared-back home. Which is opposite to my style. But I like that pop of color on something very slick. I think it’s a nice marriage. ­­ 21

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hen Roth Martin and Stephen Hawthornthwaite sought to create W a truly sustainable footwear option


for women, they had little idea just how seriously they would disrupt the footwear industry. Martin and Hawthornthwaite began working on Rothy’s in 2012, and the brand launched in 2016 after four years of painstaking trial and error of finding a sustainable, zero-waste production method. The founders sought out technology that made it possible to create a fashion-forward, high-performing shoe women would want to wear. Styles include rounded and pointed flats, loafers, sneakers, and sandals in neutral and bright colors and fun prints. “The vision was to create a frontof-the-closet product that was an easy choice for women and was beautiful, comfortable, sustainable, and could carry them throughout their day,” Hawthornthwaite says. Rothy’s shoes are made using thread spun from recycled plastic, which is then knit into the brand’s signature thread. The strobel boards are crafted with an algae-based foam, made from harmful algae harvested from the waterways to keep marine ecosystems in balance, and the outsoles are made using natural renewable rubber. All of Rothy’s shoes are made with a proprietary 3-D knitting technology and handcrafted assembly, resulting in a near zero-waste production process. Shoes are flexible, lightweight, and machine washable, making them ideal for travel, commuting, and everyday wear. “The real key to sustainability, and ultimately circularity, is owning your own factory,” he says, adding that Rothy’s factory is based in Dongguan, China. “Through knitting and 3-D knitting, we have a near zero-waste product. We control how much we produce and

Opposite page: Rothy’s; this page: Rothy’s; Piferi (2)

we can be very responsive to demand.” This year, Rothy’s introduced its second and most-requested category: men’s. It launched with a sneaker and driving loafer and, like all of Rothy’s styles and colorways, products eschew trends in favor of classic styles and colorways that will remain chic for years to come. “It’s been eight years in the making, on some level,” Hawthornthwaite says of the decision to launch a men’s collection. “Men and their shopping habits have evolved, and there aren’t as many choices for men in the market for stylish, sustainable products. We’ve already seen tremendous success.” Rothy’s hopes to be fully circular by 2023 and is currently developing an in-house recycling program. The brand hopes to eventually launch a program where people can send their older products back to Rothy’s to recycle and reuse in future shoes. “There are so many different materials that go into a shoe that it’s been difficult for brands to recycle each part, as they’ve been fused with adhesives and what not,” he says. “Our most complex shoe has seven different materials, so we’re designing at the beginning with the end in mind.” This way of thinking isn’t common with most brands whose goals are strictly profit-driven. But as the world’s

collective consciousness surrounding sustainability evolves, some brands are changing their tune. The demand and need for sustainable clothing, shoes, and accessories has skyrocketed in recent years. The fashion industry produces around 4% of the world’s greenhouse-gas emissions, and nearly 300 million pairs of shoes end up in landfills each year. Some of the most prolific names in fashion, including Stella McCartney, Gucci, Gabriela Hearst, Nicholas Kirkwood, and more, have committed in some way to reducing their carbon footprint or transitioning to using sustainable or recycled materials. SHOE BRANDS COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY

Stella McCartney’s fall/winter collection features 80% eco-friendly materials, including recycled polyester and elastane, organic cotton, regenerated nylon, beechwood soles, and more. In 2014, the brand began using bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane for its shoe soles. The sustainable movement has also allowed new brands to enter the market whose mission from the beginning is to create sustainable or zero-waste footwear options that don’t skimp on style. For example: Piferi, an Italian footwear label whose ethos is to combine luxury with good-for-the-Earth materials. Piferi

uses vegan leather made of 48% bio polyols derived from nonfood and GMO-free field corn, resulting in a lighter carbon footprint and less energy. Its vegan suede is made from recycled plastic. “It doesn’t take an activist to imagine a leather-free future,” founder Alfredo Piferi says. “I am challenging how vegan shoes look and feel. To me, it’s more than a concept of style. It is a mission of style.” Many footwear brands prove that high fashion and sustainability can go hand in hand. Italian-based Iindaco considers every material used in a shoe. Its leather is sourced from scraps from the meat and dairy industries that would otherwise be discarded, and other components of its shoes are made using recycled and recyclable materials. Major online retailers are also encouraging sustainability like Net-APorter’s Net Sustain, a curated platform of clothing, shoes, and accessories that have been consciously crafted. While there’s still a long way to go, these companies prove that sustainability in fashion can exist. “I think Rothy’s is proof to the world that you can create a highgrowth company that is profitable while also doing the right thing,” Hawthornthwaite says. “It’s possible to have a 360-degree view as it relates to sustainability and circularity.”

Opposite page: Driving loafers from Rothy­’s newest line. This page, from left: Rothy’s pointed flats for women; heels from Piferi, are made of good-for-the-Earth materials.


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today’s yacht and jet owner to make updates, only the Ffinestorlooking interior architect will do. For

many, that person is Nicola Fontanella, founder, CEO, and the creative force behind Argent Design, an interior design firm launched in 1997, right before she turned 30. The British-born designer to such notables as Madonna and Naomi Campbell brings not only a unique design sensibility to her global roster of clients, but also a thorough understanding of the client briefs and the unique technical requirements needed for these superluxe projects. Her unique skills have led her to become one of the interior design world’s most sought-after designers and visionaries. We sat down with Fontanella, whose firm also has offices in the U.S. and Australia, to talk about yacht trends, why every design detail matters, and why she absolutely loves her job.

What are yacht owners seeking when it comes to design?

Over the past few years and, especially last year, we’ve seen a big move away from a traditional formulaic layout. Instead, our clients want much more of an open plan and an indoor-outdoor experience. What’s a recent example of this?

We recently completed work on a 63-meter boat for our client. Since the first yacht they commissioned, the family has grown and has three young children. They wanted us to design more multiuse spaces and outdoor lounges rather than multiple salons. Are yacht owners spending more time on their yachts than they were before the pandemic?

Entertaining and multiuse has been at the forefront of a lot of our clients’ design goals. In other words, they want

a way for luxury to meet practical living, with owners spending longer summers and more time onboard. We’re also seeing that they want interiors that are lighter and brighter than the yachts of 10 years ago. We are now future proofing our designs to allow for flexibility in both the interior elements and also with our ever evolving technology. You explain on your website that designing yachts and jets requires a thorough understanding of their “unique technical requirements and constraints.” Can you tell us more about this?

Courtesy of Nicola Fontanella (4)

Understanding how owners live on yachts and how a yacht functions is the backbone to creating a harmonious and seamless interior. Storage is key and this translates throughout the yacht’s interior with every item onboard having a specific location. This is the same with both yacht and jet design, including even the most specific detail where each glass has a specific holder in the cabinet. Our clients expect this level of detail.

How does your aesthetic change depending on the client or project?

I see this as a two-way partnership between the client and the designer. It’s a journey where we spend time at the start creating a story and a signature for the interior so that the language of the design flows seamlessly. It’s not always noticed but it plays a key role. This language is in the door design and the bespoke door handle which will tie in with the joinery metalwork detailing, all the way through to the napkin rings on the dinner service. As we emerge from the pandemic, what are your clients asking for most in terms of their home’s design?

The most important trend we’re seeing is that clients want multiuse rooms. Kitchens are now clubrooms and studies now serve as both libraries and homework rooms. We’re also seeing a big shift where homeowners want to convert rooms into other spaces by simply opening a large pocket door. This is a way to take two to three rooms and create one larger open-plan space. There is also a big push for future

technology and air purification which we integrate into our stunning concealed ceiling details. Since you started Argent Design, what has changed the most and what has stayed the same?

Argent has grown to become a multidisciplinary and international design agency. It’s our eye for detail, in fact, that has set us apart. The signature of a truly world-class interior is the detail, from the inlay carved trims, to the metalwork framing of a door, through to the piping on a sofa. For a project to really sing, each element needs to be harmonious. What’s the best part of this work?

I’ve always seen myself, and therefore Argent, as constantly reinventing itself. For me, this is the most fun part. For example, we can take a material we have used for years and explore new ways to finish it, such as adding a marble, leathered, or hammered finish to totally change it into something new. This pushes me day in and day out and helps me always look forward to the next project.

According to Nicola Fontanella, shown on opposite page, clients put entertaining and multiuse at the top of their list of priorities when it comes to yachts. Below, Argent projects on the high seas.

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hen the new Edvard Munch Museum opens on the Oslo W waterfront at the end of October, fans

of the expressionist’s work are in for a stunning surprise. Not only is the angular museum architecturally interesting—it leans toward the opera house and nearby historic district—but it’s five times bigger than the original. The result: a new space, designed by Estudio Herreros, a Spanish architecture firm in Madrid, that’s soon to be home to the world’s largest collection of works from this Norwegian artist, renowned for The Scream, painted in 1893. During a visit to Munch, as it’s now called, expect to be wowed by the museum’s collection of world-class contemporary and modernist art and other cultural offerings, including music, performance, film and art talks, and delicious meals served in several settings, including a rooftop restaurant with inspiring views. “We will be doing programming on a completely new scale with what we’re calling Munch Live,” says Stein Olav Henrichsen, the museum’s director. “This is an ambitious, interdisciplinary program that takes the new museum building and event rooms into full use. We are very much looking forward to launching the program this fall.” The building itself has transformed the Oslo skyline, too. “It is a landmark building that greets people both at night and during the day and gives visitors an overview and orientation over and within the city, the surrounding mountains and the Oslo fjord,” Henrichsen says. The hope is that the new space will

continue to pay homage to Munch, who was born in 1863 and whose work is known for its preoccupation with mortality and sexuality. “During his lifetime and beyond, Edvard Munch was considered a rebel and outcast for his avant-garde thinking and groundbreaking practice as an artist, always pushing the boundaries of well-established perceptions and common tastes,” Henrichsen says. “The new Munch aims to transform this spirit into a building.” Visitors will also have the chance to view Munch’s largest paintings, such as The Sun and The Researchers, in a sixth-floor exhibit called Edvard Munch

Monumental, which was especially constructed to house these oversize works. “The version of The Sun owned by Munch is a full-size draft for the Aula frieze that the artist made in 1910-11. The oil painting’s size is about 4.5-by-8-meters–approximately 35 square meters,” Henrichsen says. “The Researchers is the largest of the monumental works and made its way down to the new Munch using a crane hoisted through a large wall slit on the sixth floor. This was a very spectacular and special moment.” As for The Scream, which has long been seen as the utmost depiction of human anxiety, there are actually a few myths surrounding the work, Henrichsen says. “It is a common perception that it is the protagonist in The Scream that is screaming, but actually, it is nature that is screaming,” he says. “Shivering with anxiety, the figure holds his hands toward his ears as he hears ‘a great and infinite scream passing through nature.’” Ultimately, Henrichsen hopes that every visitor to Munch revels in the experience. “As one of the world’s largest museums devoted to an individual artist, we will be able to show a lot more of Munch’s works than ever before,” he says. “Last, but not least, visitors can also look forward to experiencing the best view of Oslo and enjoying our collection in the best way—accessible and open to all.”

The new Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo, shown at left and above, has an angular style. The artist’s most famous work, The Scream, shown below, will be on display there.


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he road to success for fashion designer Claude Kameni stretches from Cameroon to Maryland to Hollywood’s red T carpets—with a virtual stop-off at YouTube, where she taught herself to sew. Raised with three brothers and three sisters in the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé, and the coastal city of Douala, Kameni, now 27, moved to the U.S. with her family when she was 8. After taking a fashion class at High Point High School in Beltsville, Md.—she gives a shout-out on her website to her teacher, Mrs. Upadhyay—she began sewing clothes for classmates using a small sewing machine, a gift from her aunt. She scoured YouTube for the finer points on how to sew a circle skirt, pencil skirt, pants, and so on.

Opposite page: MC Gregor Lapierre; this page, from top: MC Gregor Lapierre, Graphking Photography

What brought your family to the U.S.?

She began posting her creations on Instagram, and Hollywood noticed. First was Janet Jackson, who tapped Kameni to create an elaborate beaded gown for a music video. Then came looks for Tracee Ellis Ross (at the 2018 American Music Awards), Viola Davis (2021’s Golden Globes), and this spring’s Eddie Murphy film Coming 2 America (featuring her 83-pound African-print wedding gown). Her label, called Lavie by CK, bears a distinctive African vibe, featuring high-wattage “ankara” prints. She made her New York Fashion Week debut virtually last year, and her NYFW runway show in September 2021 unveiled her first ready-to-wear collection. Now based in Los Angeles, Kameni recently chatted with us about fabric, family, and cultural appropriation. You’ve worked a lot with ankara—ethnic prints often used on wax-cotton fabric. What does it mean to you?

Ankara [pronounced an-KAH-rah] is so special because it’s where I’m from. I come from this tribe in Cameroon called Bamileke [bah-MIH-leh-KAY]. We wear a lot of ankara prints. In Africa in general, every tribe has its own traditional print, so what I try to do is look for a print that attracts me—and we both have to attract each other. Once we attract each other, it’s just magic, right there. So it’s a coming together, of sorts.

Yes. When I go to stores, I think, oh my God, we have to get that fabric, that’s me, right there. I just know it’s going to look good in a dress. It’s really amazing. I never imagined getting this far sticking to who I am.

My dad brought us here. He owned a bus company in Cameroon. He wanted better opportunities for us. I don’t know how they did it, especially when my dad passed away [in 2007, three years after moving to the U.S.], and my mom had to take care of seven kids by herself. I look up to my mom. What I’m doing now is for her. I’m not doing it for myself. I’m doing it to help my mom out and make her proud. So you started designing clothes at home in Maryland.

Janet Jackson really opened the door for me. Then I started getting [dress orders] for award shows in L.A. I kept flying back and forth, six hours from Maryland to L.A. I quickly realized I didn’t want to do that all the time, so I made the big move—without thinking. You know how you just…go? I was deciding between New York and L.A.

I love New York, but the awards shows mostly happen in L.A., and that’s what my brand was becoming known for. So I moved to L.A. in 2019. I had no business plan, no nothing. I just knew I was coming here, that was it. How does the West Coast influence the line—is there something about L.A. that inspires you?

I’m going to be quite honest. Nothing here really inspires me. I came here strictly because the work is here. I want to establish my business here, then I’ll decide where I want to live myself. You’ve been well-received in L.A., right when Hollywood is thinking hard about inclusivity, and there’s more support for Black-owned businesses in general. It seems like you’re in the right place at the right time.

Opposite page and below: Tribal-inspired prints from Claude Kameni’s fall 2021 Lavie by CK collection. Top: The designer.

Yes, which is crazy. I never imagined this happening so fast. You’re in a moment, but you don’t know you’re in a moment. It’s also a moment where people are more concerned about cultural appropriation, and who can wear or make certain styles. Do you worry about that?

As the years progress and I’m getting bigger, I’m realizing, OK, everybody needs to wear this print. So I started designing my own patterns, my own fabrics, instead of using the wax fabric, which can be uncomfortable. I want anybody to wear this, without other people asking, “Why are you wearing an African print?” I personally don’t see anything wrong with any race wearing my work, as long as they love the culture. You can wear the print as long as you’re all about it, and love it. That’s how I feel. So your new prints are inspired by African aesthetics, but not tied to any one tribe or culture.

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tumble upon the website for WS New York­—a private dining club S whose name is a nod to Wine Spectator

magazine—and exclusivity probably comes to mind. Set on the second level of 37 Hudson Yards in New York City, the swank space is a prime example of an ongoing trend in hospitality: membership-only restaurants and clubs. “There’s a fraternal nature of private restaurants and clubs, the invitation to join, and the sense of belonging that comes along with it,” says Zack Bates, CEO of Private Club Marketing, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based firm whose mission is to strengthen memberships and improve guests’ experience. Bates believes members of such establishments relish in showing off how they’ve become “part of something exclusive and private.” Private restaurants and bars are nothing new. Veterans such as the Philadelphia Club and Metropolitan Club of New York have been catering to the elite crowd for decades, some as far back as the 19th century. But today’s members-only clubs take the term “exclusive” to a higher level. Some are by invitation only, and most require deep pockets with sign-up costs in the thousands and expensive monthly fees to maintain membership. Members join clubs for such a wide and personal set of reasons, says Tom Mackenzie, director of operations at WS New York. “We see a number of members that may know one another professionally, but even more who meet and socialize regularly due to common shared interests.” The allure is a more individual experience than dining in places open to the public, and for members, that experience is well worth the price. According to Bates, Club 33, located in Disneyland, reportedly costs more than $30,000 to join. “Cost becomes less of an issue when these establishments continue to focus on exclusivity of their membership,” Bates says. World-class food and drink are almost always a draw. At Park House in Dallas, the cuisine is globally influenced, focusing on what’s fresh and in season, and the diverse wine program features bottles from prized regions including Napa, Sonoma, Barolo, Bordeaux, Marlborough, and Adelaide. Likewise, the team from Caribou Club in Aspen, Colo., traverses

the world every year searching for inspiration to compile the menu alongside an outstanding wine and spirits list. At WS New York, haute cuisine pairs with world-class vintages scoring 90 points and above in Wine Spectator magazine, as well as an impressive spirits program. “Wine is an obvious connector at WS—not just the drinking of wine, but also the educational factor. The ability to share experiences over special vintages and enjoy them with like-minded individuals draws them to the Club,” Mackenzie says. “Having a team that knows how to handle, care for, educate, and consistently deliver on any bottle a member may have or desire to taste is something that can’t be found anywhere else.” Culinary offerings at members-only restaurants are only one piece of the total package, though. The restaurant and bar at Spring Place in New York City’s Soho, for instance, strikes a chord from the moment you enter. French architect Nathan Litera imagined the interiors as a “home away from home” for club members. “I thought over the shapes and finishes to make the restaurant an attractive and dynamic venue to facilitate the members’ interactions,” Litera says. The work of legends like Jasper Johns and Edward Wormley helped spur the MidCentury Modern interiors. Litera-designed furniture and lighting, vintage pieces from the 1960s and ’70s, and other nuances set the tone. The most discriminating clubs have mile-long waiting lists and vetting processes to join can be extreme. Once someone becomes a member, it’s common to renew, often staying between three and five years, Bates explains. The younger set tends to look for new experiences sooner, and older members stay longer. “The ‘Cheers’ effect goes a long way for some— where everybody knows your name.”

Opposite page: Spring Place, designed by Nathan Litera, is meant to feel like a home away from home for members. This page: The Cellar Room at the winefocused WS New York.



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Opposite page: European Watch Co.; this page: Cartier

atek Philippe’s long-lived ad slogan, “You never actually own a Patek P Philippe, you merely look after it for

the next generation,” epitomizes the heirloom culture of fine watches. In reality, most heirloom watches are higher in sentimental value than monetary value. But you may still want to give that vintage piece a new lease on life and bring it up to snuff to wear again. A number of dealers and brands can service your watch—inside and out—to get it wrist-ready for a new generation. First and foremost, you need to attend to the watch’s beating heart— the movement. Since mechanical watches rely on lubricants to operate smoothly, and those oils dry up and gunk up over time, you should start with a movement servicing to ensure you don’t do any damage to the mechanism when starting it up again. This entails a complete disassembly of the watch and a thorough cleaning and refurbishment of the movement since old oil, dust, and humidity has been sitting inside the case for years or even decades. Whether old or recent, any mechanical watch needs to be maintained to keep it in peak operating condition, much like you need to change the oil in a car every so often. Depending on how much the watch is worn, a general movement servicing is recommended every three to seven years. This spring Cartier revisited its Tank collection with a range of new models including the Tank Must SolarBeat powered by an innovative solar-powered movement. In tribute to the iconic design—the 1917 brainchild of Louis Cartier, grandson of the maison’s founder—Cartier invited previous Tank owners to bring their watches in for complimentary servicing. A basic

service typically runs about $385, so it’s Cartier’s way of saying thank you to owners of one of its signature models. The jeweler will also consult with you on replacing a damaged dial, crystal, or strap for an additional fee. Such services are offered not only through authorized dealers but also at independent watch specialists, such as Boston’s European Watch Co., which buys, sells, and trades vintage watches. The small shop on the city’s upscale Newbury Street keeps a master watchmaker on staff ready to tend to an old watch’s needs. While he typically does a routine movement disassembly and servicing, more extensive repairs can get quite pricey and difficult, especially when it comes to sourcing custom replacement movement parts or even hands. You can even have the case repolished to make it look like new, but that’s not generally recommended. In fact, it would be a very costly mistake to take a vintage Rolex, for example, and replace the dial or polish the case, since the original condition is highly prized among collectors. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to resurrect a vintage watch is by fitting it with a new strap or bracelet. A new strap color or material, such as trendy NATO fabric, can really update an old timekeeper with a minimal investment and without altering the watch itself. “Generally, it’s best to keep vintage watches in original aesthetic condition,” says Joshua Ganjei, co-owner of European Watch Co. “Sometimes doing nothing and just keeping it an heirloom is the best idea.”

Opposite page: European Watch Co. in Boston has a master watchmaker on staff ready to tend to older watches. This spring Cartier unveiled the Solar-Powered Tank Must SolarBeat, shown above.


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piece of leather that could’ve been a Birkin bag becomes a one-of-aA kind bracelet. Leftover silk from a scarf

is transformed into a vibrant pair of shoelaces. At Hermès, unused materials are not wasted. Instead, they become new accessories and trinkets under the house’s petit h label. Petit h was launched in 2010 by Hermès’ former co-creative director Pascale Mussard, the great-great-greatgranddaughter of founder Thierry Hermès. Instead of discarding materials that were rejected in the production of Hermès goods because of defects or being discontinued, Mussard wanted to create a new life for them. “A shard of ceramic might become an earring, a leather panel, a paperweight in the form of a mushroom,” says Mark Recker, director of public relations for Hermès.


Mussard served as creative director of petit h until 2018. Current creative director Godefroy de Virieu now leads the “cheeky younger sibling” to the storied luxury goods brand. Once a designer for petit h, he now leads a team of designers who must find inspiration for new collections from the materials that are available to them. “Petit h has been a creation in reverse since the starting point—there is no preconceived idea in the making process,” De Virieu says. “Skillful hands and clever minds manage to use our unused Hermès materials and improvise.” De Virieu prefers to think of these extra materials as fragments that tell a story rather than just merely leftovers, and the designers’ focus is on functionality and longevity. “[Petit h] writes a new story while keeping the DNA of the original material,” he says. “All materials have something to say if we know how to look at them.” While the nature of this design process creates a form of exclusivity—each individual petit h object is unique in its shape, color, and pattern—it also has become a way for Hermès to prioritize sustainability. Petit h’s design process has essentially become a form of upcycling—taking discarded materials to create new products equally as high in quality. De Virieu says this stems from the house’s roots of creativity and respect for its materials. “This is a common-sense response to the issue of sustainable development and the preservation of exceptional materials,” he says. “All materials are valuable, even those that are not used.” As the issue of climate change becomes more critical, the fashion industry has been forced to acknowledge its environmental impact. Petit h could be a pioneer in the sustainable luxury fashion and goods world with its purposeful efforts to reduce waste. “Looking at what’s happening in the world with environmental problems and sustainability challenges, we must approach these issues with creativity,” De Virieu says. The reimagination of the Hermès materials results in a wide range of petit h goods. For fashion and accessories, there’s jewelry such as leather bracelets ($345) and silk earrings ($580), leather charms on silk cords ($220-$345), and a silk dress ($2,075). As for household goods, petit h has created a porcelain and crystal candle holder ($430), mirrors ($1,175$1,350) and an aluminum and leather side table ($5,250). “All the petit h objects are useful and can be used for a long time,” De Virieu says. Petit h’s collections are available online, but their permanent home is in Hermès’ Paris Sèvres boutique. Another component of petit h is that each collection hits the road. Every year, the new collection travels to a new city and its set is designed by a local scenographer. This year’s collection is set to travel to Sydney in October after debuting at the Sèvres boutique in September.

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A petit h music box, shown on opposite page. This page, clockwise from top: Leather and porcelain landscape boxes, a silk basketball net, a salt shaker made of leather and crystal, and a porcelain skateboard are all made from the luxury brand’s scraps.


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ne of an architect’s best tools is so powerful that it can sculpt a space and enhance your well-being. It is shapeless and weightless. It boosts moods and sharpens focus. The tool? Natural light. “It’s everything. It’s transformative,” says Joshua Zinder, managing partner of architecture and design firm JZA+D in Princeton, N.J. “How people feel in a space is critically important, and sunlight just makes for happier people.” With the potential to reduce energy consumption, too, it’s no surprise that home buyers are making it a priority. “It comes up in every conversation,” he says. The way in which the home is oriented toward the sun is critical. South-facing rooms receive the most and steadiest winter sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere, enabling homeowners to take advantage of heat gain when temperatures drop. North-facing sunlight, meanwhile, is consistent and diffuses throughout the day. And when it comes to windows, it’s not simply a matter of bigger is better. Placement and style must be balanced with privacy, heat gain/loss, and the need to minimize glare. A thoughtful lighting plan can animate a home. Skylights, transoms, and clerestory windows set high on a wall above eye level may allow light to penetrate deep into rooms. And tubular daylighting devices, also known as sun tunnels or solar tubes, can direct sunlight from the roof into the interior. Mayi de la Vega, chief executive officer, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty on Florida’s East Coast, sees firsthand how buyers gravitate toward homes with abundant light. “It radiates a certain energy, a positive energy,” she says. “We all feel good in sunlight.” (2)


This light-abundant, spacious home in Ontario balances grand-scale living with intimate tonality. Gracious proportions, with ceilings reaching up to about 21 feet, set the awe-inspiring stage for a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes. The generously sized great room is lined with steel and glass partition walls. On the second level breathtaking skylights can be found. The primary suite offers prime north-east sunlight and a spacious en-suite with heated floors. A sensational entertainment space fills the lower level, with a wet bar, games area, theater room, and gym. C$5,700,000

Property ID: 9PMSLL Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Alex Irish, Josh Bernard +1 905 845 0024



Gatti House is a Grade II-listed building built in 1886-87 and located high above the Strand. The apartment is in excess of 2,300 square feet, with a large private roof terrace. This immaculate, beautifully designed penthouse features a secondfloor landing with floor-to-ceiling windows; a further unofficial terrace is also accessible. Steps rise up past beautiful leaded sash windows to reach the third floor. Light wells brighten the stairwell and part of the floor is glass, allowing for natural light to reach the lower level. The well-appointed kitchen has marble worktops, sleek dark cabinetry, and Gaggenau appliances. £5,750,000

Property ID: YYRRPZ UK Sotheby’s International Realty Guy Bradshaw +44 7849 398 941



Property ID: LFDRBS Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty Lee Robinson +1 513 842 2225

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This is a one-of-a-kind, refined architectural marvel by Bronzie Design and Build, located in Cincinnati’s desirable Mount Adams. Oversize windows have been masterfully placed throughout to maximize natural light and the spectacular views. The sweeping panorama—from the Ohio River, to downtown, to Prospect Hill—can be enjoyed from most rooms, but especially from the rooftop deck. High-end features and finishes are beautifully accentuated by steady streams of sunlight. Among the 4,500 square feet of exquisite interior space are four bedrooms. Other features include a two-car garage, 15-year tax abatement, and LEED Platinum energy-efficiency certification.


The penthouse at One Sutton Place South is an unparalleled sanctuary of space and light. Its soaring ceilings, impressive scale, and plentiful skylights and windows create a singular ambience and a rare setting for entertaining or relaxing in seclusion, high above the city, surrounded by art. One Sutton Place was designed by Rosario Candela, and its prewar essence blends with the clean contemporary lines of a remarkable recent renovation. The home has hosted many significant soirées, and accordingly, the floor plan consists of two distinct wings with separate entrances. The entertaining wing features a dining room, a chef’s kitchen, a powder room-cumart installation by Leo Villareal, a library with a wet bar, a skylit living room with gallery walls and oversize windows, and two bedrooms. The wing devoted to quiet, private repose includes a lofty owner’s retreat, a den, an office, and guest and staff quarters. The inspiring views encompass sunrises, sunsets, the East River, the Queensboro Bridge, and Manhattan’s sparkling silhouette. The dazzling terrace sets a remarkable stage for exhilarating outdoor entertaining, with the building’s two unmistakable towers and a panorama of the city serving as an irreplaceable backdrop. $45,000,000

Property ID: BTH2F7 Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage Allison B. Koffman, Juliette R. Janssens +1 917 226 4320




Property ID: X5QRC9 Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty Jessica Averbuch +1 615 294 9880

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Located in the exclusive Elder Mountain community, this stunning home was designed by renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, who once said, “I have found that I can hold light in a space almost as you can fill up a glass with liquid.” The home features pitched rooflines, which provide dramatic vaulted ceilings. The attention to detail and exquisite finishes will impress, starting with the vast gallery-style hall with its glass ceiling. Skylight cupolas add to the dazzling effect. The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows, while the primary suite offers panoramic views of the Tennessee River Gorge.


This professionally designed contemporary three-story home has stunning bay views and over 100’ of linear waterfront. Located on Belle Meade Island, it has 24-hour, seven-days-aweek security. New construction (12,200 total A/C square feet) with custom ultraluxury finishes—no expense and attention to detail has been spared. Floor-to-ceiling windows, 35 KM solar system, plus six Tesla power walls. Italian kitchen by Veneta Cucine, seven A/C units, travertine exterior walls, beautiful glass elevator, custom lighting, and sound system throughout. Art gallery and oversize office/library. Large covered patio and summer kitchen with water views. 50-foot infinity-edge pool, solar generator, deep-water large dock and boat lift. Unique 12car garage on ground floor. Real sellers. Centrally located and minutes to Design District, Miami Beach, and downtown Miami. $14,900,000

Property ID: RSN4LH ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Allan Kleer, Fabian Garcia Diaz +1 305 538 9711



Perched on an elevated lot, this elegant coastal home enjoys sweeping 180-degree ocean views. It is newly constructed with clean architectural lines and a soothing, neutral palette. There are custom Fleetwood doors along the great-room walls for truly idyllic indoor/outdoor living. The great room, dining, and kitchen area—with its Caesarstone quartz countertops and Aran Cucine kitchen cabinets—is open and airy with multiple skylights bathing it in light. Exterior patios are laid with Italian porcelain and feature an inviting fire pit and pizza oven, while the rear yard and rooftop deck are pleasingly spacious. $5,480,000

Property ID: 4MJBQ5 Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Julie M. Howe +1 858 361 2012




A sophisticated, sun-splashed, modern residence perched high above Boulder, Colo., offers dazzling mountain and city views. This five-bedroom, eight-bathroom estate has the ultimate location, within one of America’s favorite mountain towns, and boasts 360-degree views. Striking contemporary design balances the warmth of exquisite natural materials, such as rich Honduran mahogany floors, with the sunlight that pours through the Pilkington triple-glazed, cantilevered glass walls. Topped by a rooftop deck, the elevator-equipped 9,689-squarefoot residence features exceptional entertaining spaces, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, two offices, a library, home theater, game room, spa, and three-car garage. $13,750,000

Property ID: G5EBR4 LIV Sotheby’s International Realty Jeff & Carliss Erickson +1 303 589 2741


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icture-postcard pretty Beacon Hill, one of Boston’s most prestigious neighborhoods, is defined by steep streets, P gaslit brick sidewalks, historic residences, and a quaint cama-

raderie that’s more common in a small town than a major city. “Even if you’ve lived here for a short period of time, it’s tough to walk down Charles Street and not see a familiar face,” says Rebecca Davis Tulman, a senior sales associate with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. At Christmas, there’s a festive holiday stroll, and at Halloween, brownstones are decorated days in advance and people hand out candy from their front stoops.




Beacon Hill, which covers about a half a square mile and has a population hovering around 9,000, has three sections. The South Slope is nearest to Boston Common, the country’s oldest city park; the North Slope is the area around Cambridge and Bowdoin Streets; and the Flat of the Hill is the land that was “filled in” between Charles Street and River Street and

From left: Getty Images; Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

of Hancock Street, where the buildings are large and grand in scale. The brownstones on the North Slope tend to have a smaller footprint,” Tulman says. Prices of single-family homes are approximately $2.3 million to $15 million, she says, adding that they average between $3.5 million and $7 million. One-bedroom condos typically range from $600,000 to $900,000, while two-bedroom units generally are priced at $1 million to $3 million. She notes that there have, in rare instances, been single-family homes on the market for $12 million to $22 million and that some new condos in recent years have sold for record-breaking prices of over $15 million. There isn’t much new construction, she adds, noting that homeowners typically do custom interior renovations and floor-area-ratio restrictions keep developers from building up. Storrow Drive, where that portion of the Charles River used to be. Crowned by the late-18th-century gold-domed Massachusetts State House designed by Charles Bulfinch, the neighborhood, which is a historic district, has Federal and Victorian architecture dating from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. The residences—condos and single-family townhouses, along with a sprinkling of co-ops—are, for the most part, brownstone and brick bowfront buildings. “Carriage houses can be seen on Flat of the Hill; larger single-family properties are on Chestnut, Mount Vernon, Louisburg Square, and a few other South Slope areas with the exception


Bordered by Boston Common and the Esplanade, which were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and the Boston Public Garden, Beacon Hill offers all the charms of the city with all the bucolic abundance of a small town. There are a variety of well-known bakeries, shops, and restaurants in the centrally located neighborhood. Popular dining spots include Toscano, which serves traditional Tuscan meals; the Whitney Hotel, which has a lively bar and an Italian restaurant; and Bin 26 Enoteca, known for its international wines and seasonal menus. Tulman notes that “there’s also the famous Paramount, where breakfast is particularly outstanding, which is

why there’s always a line out the door; exceptional Thai cuisine at King & I, and, of course, spots like Tatte Bakery & Café and J.P. Licks for ice cream are always delicious—and busy.” Beacon Hill’s amenities include private clubs. Founded in 1851, Union Boat Club is known for rowing and squash; the Somerset Club, which dates to about 1826, is a members-only social club; and Union Club, which is a three-minute walk from the Massachusetts State House, is a social club established in 1863 that has a bar, dining rooms, and overnight accommodations. Along the Esplanade, Community Boating, the oldest public sailing organization in the U.S., offers lessons in a variety of watersports. There are several private schools, including Beacon Hill Nursery School; Park Street School, for toddlers through to sixth grade; and The Advent School, for students from pre-kindergarten through to sixth grade. Historical and cultural attractions include the Museum of African American History; the African Meeting House, billed as “the first of its kind in America and the oldest Black church building in the country”; and the Abiel Smith School, which opened in 1835 as the first public school for African-Americans. “With one of the best medical communities in the world, some of the most prestigious colleges and universities, and a well-respected science and technology community, Beacon Hill is a desirable and well-located place to live, grow old, raise a family, meet that special someone, live your best single life, make friends at the dog park,” Tulman says.

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Yinka Ilori wanted to create a sense of positivity with his brightly colored home goods.


in 2011 upcycling vintage furniture, inspired as he was by the traditional Nigerian parables and West African fabrics of his childhood, Ilori is now renowned globally for his colorful artistic installations, all of which tell a story. “My childhood was colorful, joyful, and rich and those joyful memories live with me forever,” he says. These days, you’ll find him doing everything from busily designing vibrant tabletop goods in his London studio to planning his next large-scale art installation. We caught up with the 34-year-old designer while he was in Athens where he’s working on yet another exciting project. It was the first time he’d traveled in many months, something he’s lamented, since travel inspires much of his work. His other inspiration is community, the importance of which he learned from a very early age growing up in London. “Community has always been a powerful tool that has influenced my work. I was born to Nigerian immigrants who moved to London and realized early on that communities are the fabric of the U.K. I try to tell good stories in my work and center it around identity. Communities have stories to tell.” And much of his work, colorful as it is, just feels joyful—whether it’s a brightly colored basketball, or an actual basketball court, like the one he designed at London’s Canary Wharf. “It’s about creating joy in spaces where others may not see joy,” he says. “Canary Wharf to me is not an inviting place. It’s an area with big banks and men and women in suits. What’s powerful is that young people from all over are coming to the Canary Wharf and now they’re the fabric of that area. You can change that narrative. It’s about bringing people joy that has nothing to do with money or experience,” he says. We caught up with Ilori to hear more about his work and what’s to come.

This page: Andy Stagg (2); opposite page: Courtesy of Canary Wharf Group

inka Ilori’s world is wrapped in the most vibrant colors. And, while this Y British-Nigerian artist began his career

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What was the inspiration for your Project Earth campaign at Selfridges in which you designed three windows: Sunrise, Flowers, and Forest?

Yinka Ilori: They wanted me to create three windows centered around sustainability—something that would convince people to reuse and buy less. So I created three settings using everyday objects and tried to show people that if we can recycle things, and think about how we consume things, how beautiful our country can be. Everything in there will be reused somewhere else. That’s something I try to do with all of my projects. It’s very exciting that you will be designing this year’s @design.London talks space.

That was supposed to launch last year, but it was postponed because of Covid. My design will have Perspex circular cylinders installed around the talks space. I’ve been quite obsessed with colored Perspex this year—the openness

of the material is unapologetic. I wanted to expose the space and make it feel as inclusive as possible. You can go in there and listen to people—it’s a celebratory/inclusive space. It’s something we need after this year. You’re also known for your large-scale public art installations such as the one on The Rowe Building in London. Can you give us a behind-the-scenes look at how you conceptualize such a project and bring it to life?

For this project, I was inspired by being immersed in the Balogun Market in Lagos, Nigeria. It’s literally like going to Portobello Market times 100. It’s very colorful and hot. I wanted to take that energy and put it into London, in this really upscale area that’s also close to Peckham (where “Little Lagos” is). I wanted to give Dulwich a taste of Nigeria. Your home goods—woven cushions, stoneware bowls, and plates—are all

infused with color. How did you come to this signature look?

This year especially, I felt as though I wanted to be surrounded by joy since I was home so much. You can be anywhere in the world and you can experience my work in your home. There were small things I don’t think we knew we needed before. Holding a mug that says “Love Always Wins” can spark joy. I redid my homes using color to create different experiences in the rooms. I wanted to feel positive among all this chaos. What’s next for you?

I’m doing a number of large-scale installations and some brand partnerships. We’re launching our second home goods collection and working with a museum in New York and some retailers in the States. ­We’re really trying to branch out and are looking to do picnic blankets, table mats, and wallets. I try to encourage my customers to let me know what they want, too.

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in a car with state-of-the-art self-driving technology today and Jheadump for the highway, because that’s

where you can use it. Once at cruising speed, switch the system on and take your hands off the wheel and your feet off the pedals. Your car will follow the highway, slow down for traffic ahead, and apply the brakes when necessary. It’s impressive—you can drive for hours this way—but it’s not exactly the full autonomy we were promised by now. Elon Musk of Tesla said last year that he was “extremely confident” that Level 5 autonomy (cars that can drive themselves under all circumstances) “will happen, and I think it will happen very quickly.”

Opposite page: Tesla; this page: Chevrolet (2)

Fast forward a year and Tesla has indeed introduced what it calls “FSD beta 9,” which despite the name (FSD stands for full self-driving) automates more driving tasks but is far from complete control, which would allow the driver to relax in the back seat. Futurists predicted that by now driverless cars would be routine, but the technology is stalled at Level 2. As of now, hands-free drivers have to stay in their seat, monitoring the situation as the car drives and steers—mostly on limited-access roads. That’s true for systems like General Motors’ Super Cruise, which has migrated from Cadillac luxury car exclusivity to more entry-level models such as the Chevrolet Bolt electric car. According to Darryll Harrison Jr., a global electric and autonomous vehicle spokesman for GM, the company “continues to enhance Super Cruise with new features and capabilities including automatic lane change and enhanced navigation. ... As we expand Super Cruise across GM’s vehicle portfolio, we continue to look at ways its capabilities can be expanded to cover more scenarios. Our ultimate vision is a system that will enable hands-free transportation in 95% of all driving scenarios.” “There are still serious technical challenges that need to be solved before fully self-driving vehicles will become real and practical,” says Raj Rajkumar, a professor at Carnegie Mellon. “Just throwing money at the problem will not cut it. A small number of companies that are grounded in reality and spending wisely will survive and do well.” Analysts agree. “It does seem that autonomous technology is moving forward in stages and tests,” Jessica Caldwell, executive director, Insights, at, says. “In terms of the road being filled with only self-driving vehicles, it seems like it’s still quite far away. This is due in part to technology and regulations, as well as costs to end users.” Caldwell says the more advanced autonomous systems will, in the short term, be seen in delivery and ride-sharing services. “These will likely be rolled out in test markets, and won’t be ubiquitous across the U.S. anytime soon,” she says, adding that COVID-19 has delayed the timetable because of people needing to readjust to riding in cars with strangers. In one such operation, announced in July, Ford and its partner Argo AI said they would launch an autonomous

service with the Lyft ride-hailing service in Miami and Austin, Texas. The rides, complete with a hands-free “safety driver,” will begin in Miami this year and in Austin in 2022. The plan is to eventually have 1,000 vehicles on the road in six cities, including Washington, D.C. Complete autonomy “is a much more difficult problem than anticipated, but the hardware and software are slowly maturing,” Sam Abuelsamid, principal analyst for e-mobility at Guidehouse Insights, tells RESIDE®. He predicts we will see some limited Level 4 operations (with the car able to take over all functions under certain conditions) gradually become available through the end of the decade. In the meantime, he says, we’ll see increasing sophistication in Level 2 systems such as GM’s Super Cruise and Ford’s BlueCruise, as well as new systems from brands like Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo that add imaging radar, and thermal sensors. Ford’s system (standard on some models of the F-150 truck and Mustang

Mach-E electric car, and an option on others) uses cameras and radar, and can currently be used “on prequalified sections of divided highways called Hands-Free Blue Zones that make up more than 100,000 miles of North American roads.” In other words, there are still some important restrictions. Kelly Funkhouser, head of connected and automated vehicles at Consumer Reports, says the company’s surveys and research show that people do want self-driving systems. But she says there’s not enough evidence to show that the current technology has significant safety benefits. She praised two specific safety features available on cars today—adaptive cruise control (which can link your car’s progress to the vehicle ahead of it) and lane keeping. Funkhouser thinks it might be 30 years before the futurists’ vision is realized—and we can summon an empty autonomous car that is preprogrammed to take us to a destination. Cars that allow us to take naps while on the highway—that might be 10 years away.

Opposite page: Tesla is introducing advanced autonomous technology on new models like this Model S Plaid edition. This page, from top: The electric Chevrolet Bolt, shown at top and below, has Super Cruise Level 2 autonomy in its 2022 model.


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ellness travel has been growing in prominence, and being mindful of one’s health feels more important than W ever. Now an assortment of new, notable destination spas are leading the jet set to plan travel around their well-being.

Opposite page: Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como; this page, from top: Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como; Courtesy of Hotel Can Ferrereta


A pioneer in the medical spa and wellness industry, the Swiss brand Chenot has been around for nearly 50 years. Located on the idyllic shores of Lake Lucerne in the historical Swiss village of Weggis, Chenot Palace Weggis is the company’s new flagship retreat. Well-heeled guests come from around the world to follow the Chenot Method, which aims to fully detoxify and re-energize the body and mind. With the opening of its Lake Como resort, Mandarin Oriental has planted its flag in one of Italy’s toniest addresses. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como offers a choice of heat and water experiences; guests enjoy the healing properties of the vertical Kneipp (hydrotherapy) circuit, and other highlights include a Himalayan salt room, Finnish sauna, Mediterranean bath, “emotional” (multisensory) showers, and an indoor pool with massage stations. Cheval Blanc Paris, one of the city’s splashiest openings in recent years, marks the fifth hotel in luxury megabrand LVMH’s ultraluxe Cheval Blanc portfolio. The boutique property resides in the former La Samaritaine department store, an Art Deco landmark on the Seine. Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris offers a half-dozen treatment rooms, featuring fanciful touches like alpha quartz-covered massage beds and white onyx bathrooms. Chenot Espace at One&Only Portonovi has been luring followers of the Chenot Method to Montenegro’s newest luxury resort. The elegant retreat on the Adriatic Sea offers privacy for those taking part in more intensive or longer treatment programs. Guests rejuvenate using the modern hydrotherapy and cryotherapy facilities, as well as a traditional hammam. Six Senses Ibiza is poised to change the Spanish island’s reputation as a party spot for the international jet set. Set in

secluded Xarraca Bay on the island’s northern tip, the resort’s spa impresses with locally inspired treatments and bespoke skin-care solutions, plus biohacking methods designed to optimize the body’s natural recovery systems. The Rose Bar longevity lounge offers impactful programs that combine diagnostics with nutritional guidance and modern healing methods. Mallorca’s newest destination resort, Can Ferrereta, attracts visitors to its stylishly appointed, 17th-century property in the historic center of Santanyí. After strolling through the magnificent gardens, guests recharge in the Sa Calma spa, where a wide selection of multisensory treatments rebalance the body and mind with local, natural products such as seaweed, olive and almond oils, rosemary, lavender, and citrus. One of the chicest addresses in London, 45 Park Lane—part of the

Dorchester Collection of luxury hotels—recently opened The Spa at 45 Park Lane, featuring the longest indoor pool on Park Lane, a relaxation room with an open fireplace, and spa treatments by Valmont and Aromatherapy Associates. South Lodge, a luxury spa hotel in Sussex with gorgeous views of the South Downs chalk hills, has welcomed new guests thanks to its ultramodern Spa at South Lodge. Housed in a sleek, modern building curved into the natural contours of the grounds, the spa features a vitality hydrotherapy pool and the U.K.’s first wild swimming pool, which uses no chlorine or chemicals. U.S.

Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort—an adults-only wellness enclave in the center of one of Hawaii’s least-visited islands—is the first property from the Sensei wellness brand. Founded by Larry Ellison and Dr. David Agus, Sensei is centered on the goal of helping people live longer, healthier lives through three simple paths for everyday living: move, nourish, and rest. Guests create a personalized journey featuring wellness consultations, fitness classes, spa treatments, lectures, and more. America’s premier wine region welcomed its first Four Seasons property when the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley recently

The Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como, shown on opposite page, and at the top of this page, offers a range of heat and water experiences. Mallorca’s newest destination, Can Ferrereta, bottom of this page, has a wide selection of multisensory treatments.



traditions like Balinese treatments and Thai body rituals. ASIA

Beautifully carved into the lush greenery of the Malaysian jungle, One&Only Desaru Coast—the brand’s first resort in Asia—is home to the first Chenot Spa on the continent. Guests navigate the property’s rainforest pathways to reach the beachside yoga pavilion, then decamp to the spa to restore and revitalize using Chenot’s noninvasive, science-backed methods. Clinique La Prairie Bangkok —the Swiss brand’s first facility outside of Europe—has opened in the tony St. Regis Bangkok. A team of highly trained therapists and medical nurses provide discreet and highly effective treatments harnessing scientific research and innovative technology to deliver results with minimal discomfort or recovery time. Relaxation facilities include a wet area with rain showers, Thai herbal steam rooms, and a foot reflexology water wall. Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, has opened in the shadow of Mount Yotei on Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands. Set amid fragrant gardens and natural hot springs, Spa Chasi La Sothys takes cues from its natural surroundings, incorporating landsourced ingredients into treatments that blend Japanese tradition with French techniques for which the Sothys

brand is known. Guests experience the power and purity of Hokkaido’s mineralrich waters by soaking in the indoor and outdoor onsens (hot springs). Every treatment begins with a special “ritual of the earth” that incorporates the mysterious healing power of black silica, which the indigenous Ainu tribe have utilized since ancient times. Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, occupying the entirety of the Raa Atoll in the lesser-explored northern parts of the archipelago nation, stands out for its commitment to the environment, with an aim to rely primarily on renewable energy within the next few years. Built in Balinese style, the Emerald Spa offers Balinese and Thai treatments in bungalows, and there’s an Indonesianstyle pool and relaxation area with a Jacuzzi, sauna, and Turkish baths.

South Lodge, a luxury spa in Sussex, England, shown at top and bottom, offers plenty of treatments and a swimming pool with no chemicals or chlorine.

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opened in the historic town of Calistoga. Designed as a tranquil oasis, the resort’s Spa Talisais centered on holistic healing. After indulging in signature treatments using mineral-rich mud from the grounds and olive oil produced from the site’s century-old olive trees, guests decompress in a relaxation garden overlooking vineyards. NewTree Ranch, another notable Napa, Calif., newcomer, is a wellness retreat hidden away in the Pacific Redwood forest just outside the town of Healdsburg. The ranch aims to balance luxury and sustainability while encouraging its guests to reconnect with nature and their bodies through a multisensory program of spa treatments, educational classes, and more. As a homestead with a produce farm and animals, the staff combines an ethical and ecological approach to agriculture, plant-based nutrition, and wellness. After being closed due to damages sustained from Hurricane Irma in 2017, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa—the only private island resort in the U.S.— has reopened with a complete redesign. Nestled on a scenic, 4.5-acre private island accessible only by seaplane or boat, the adults-only property eliminates distractions such as in-room telephones and televisions, delighting the CEOs and celebs who come to disconnect from the outside world. The newly built SpaTerre, with a two-story openair atrium, offers custom-designed experiences, incorporating ancient spa

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EXERCISE IN SERENITY FOR A PELOTON INSTRUCTOR, MEDITATIVE MOMENTS ARE EVERYTHING am Yo, a London-based Peloton instructor, is the first to say that the S months he spent at a monastery when

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Sam Yo, a Peloton instructor, suggests you break down your fitness goals into a manageable game plan in order to stick to them.

he was 20 years old ultimately had the biggest impact on how he wants to live his life. “Every day was simple, straightforward, and structured,” says Yo, now 42, who spent his early career in the theater, making his West End debut in The King and I in 2000, before continuing an incredible two-decade career in the theater that ended in 2018. “That gave me the space to have more awareness, to get in touch with my culture, and uncover the answers to some of the questions I had about my identity, what I can contribute to the world, and what I could let go.” But Yo also is clear on another thing: You don’t have to join a monastery— and shave your head, he says with a laugh—to achieve that same sense of serenity you can get in a place focused on contemplation and prayer. “We can all agree that there’s a lot of noise and it’s ongoing 24/7,” he says. “But you can find a way around that by evaluating what you have in your life that you can strip back on and I always try to tell people that it’s not so much about stuff. Rather, it’s more about the quality of stuff you have and the quality of people you have around you.” Read on as Yo shares his tips for resetting, and something he does every day to maintain serenity:


To feel healthier during a stressful time, break down your goals. “Make your game plan manageable,” Yo says.

“The words I always use are motivation, discipline, and structure,” he says. “So if you haven’t exercised [since Covid began], motivate yourself to start small and do it for 10 minutes twice a week and then add more time—that takes discipline and structure.” TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY

As you age, the way you move should evolve, too. “As I’ve gotten older, my joints have gotten stiffer so I always make sure to stretch during at least four sessions a week,” he says. “I’ll do a five- to 10-minute yoga or meditation session at the end of the night to keep my body mobilized.” FIND WAYS TO FOCUS

For Yo, this includes tending his 15-yearold bonsai tree named Bruce Tree, a gift he received from a friend a decade ago. “I water and clip the dead leaves first thing every morning and this exercise lets me put my thoughts into focus,” he says. “At the monastery we were told to

give merit and service to others. My first action is to give Bruce Tree my attention every morning.” LEAN INTO ROUTINE

While it’s fun to wake up and cook up a different breakfast every day, Yo has eaten the same morning meal of scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, wholegrain toast, and a cup of tea for as long as he can remember. “I enjoy it, but it also eliminates the need to make a decision every morning,” he says. “Having this sense of clarity about my breakfast gets my day off to a really good start.” FIND YOUR OWN UNIQUE WAY TO STAY GROUNDED

Ask Yo and he’ll tell you that feeling grounded remains a work in progress. “For me, it’s all about taking time to cut out the noise,” he says. “I focus on my breathing, working out, spending time with family, and there’s always Friday night dim sum and Netflix to look forward to!” 53

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Notiq, which launched in 2019 as a line of sustainable day planners, recently expanded into tote bags.


imple. Elegant. Organized. Productive. The founder of inspirational lifestyle brand Notiq, Vivian Jokotade S Adeniyi, hopes to instill these qualities within each of her

customers. “Women are seeking to become,” Adeniyi says, “and our products and our brand evokes that aspiration.” Staying true to her mission, Adeniyi—an artist and mother of two—launched Notiq in 2019 with a line of elegant, personal day planners made entirely from sustainable, human-made leather. This past August, the brand launched an anniversary collection and expanded into sustainably made tote bags that feature the clean lines and elegant design for which Notiq is known. But Adeniyi doesn’t only hope to create fashion-forward products, her goal is to inspire women

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to reach their own dreams through entrepreneurship. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Adeniyi, 41, has been a full-time entrepreneur for 17 years after following in the footsteps of her two entrepreneurial parents. She started exploring entrepreneurship as a child by selling fashionable leather goods to her teachers and accessories to college students. With early dreams of becoming a fashion designer, Adeniyi began her career in corporate America. From there she became a full-time wedding and event designer and producer for high-end clients. Once she saw the trends in the industry shifting, however, she decided it was time to change tack. “I’ve always been a planner and wrote in my journal and wrote out my lists, and when I finally bought my first Chanel bag I couldn’t get a matching planner for my dream bag and I was frustrated,” she says. “I thought it shouldn’t be this hard for a fashionable, tasteful, elegant person to find something that represents the kind of woman

I want to become, so I decided to design my own.” A portion of all of Notiq’s profits go toward the company’s global mission of promoting female empowerment in overlooked populations through creative entrepreneurship. In 2019, Adeniyi began a program to supply small business grants to female entrepreneurs in Nigeria who are just starting out. Her company expanded its philanthropic reach in Kenya and Uganda in the form of business loans as well as vocational and empowerment training for women. “I was often overlooked. Even in business, people underestimate you, so I want to be the sister who helps give another woman a voice,” Adeniyi says. As a resident of Houston, she has started to support young entrepreneurs and women in the area with small grants to give them the extra push they need to succeed. “If you give a woman a seed, you might come back to find a vineyard,” she says.

Adeniyi began posting affirmations on her social media accounts speaking to her own dreams, hopes, and aspirations in August 2020, during the height of the pandemic. These posts received so much traction that she transformed them into a box of daily affirmation cards and now affirmation water bottles that are sold through Notiq. “Women are very busy and we don’t take proper care of ourselves. I’m hoping these products help women achieve mental and physical wellness,” she says. As a child, Adeniyi attended a boarding school in Nigeria where students were responsible for learning how to purify their own water. Notiq’s line of nontoxic, BPA-free Affirmation Water Tracking Bottles are designed with affirmations to help inspire customers to achieve their goals by filling up with clean water and striving to reach each affirmation marked on the bottle. A portion of the Affirmation Water Bottle proceeds benefit @thewaterprojectinc, which provides clean water to countries in Africa. “I never forgot how I got here,” she says. “I know back home, the African woman has so much to deal with, but she still always has this inner desire to look her best and present herself well. I hope that with my work I can help women gain their self-esteem again.”

Top: Notiq founder Vivian Jokotade Adeniyi. A portion of proceeds from the company’s BPA-free Affirmation Water Tracking Bottles, shown at left, goes to providing clean water to countries in Africa.



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Justin Hartley, shown on opposite page, is more than just a brand ambassador for Revel Spirits. He plans to get his hands dirty with a limitededition blend each year. The distilled agave spirit, shown above, is made in the southern Mexican state of Morelos.

love putting our Revel Avila side by side with any tequila to see how people “Ireact to it,” says actor and agave spirits

entrepreneur Justin Hartley, who invested in Revel Spirits last year, partnering with its CEO and founder, Micah McFarlane. “You can tell right away how different it is.” Hartley, 44, equates comparing Avila and tequila to lumping different varietals of red wine together. “It would be like comparing a Pinot Noir with a Cabernet Sauvignon,” he explains. “They’re both wines, but there is a completely different flavor profile.” That profile is best described as a marriage between tequila and its smokier cousin, mezcal. While Avila is derived from the same Blue Weber agave plant, it cannot legally be labeled tequila, which must be produced in the Mexican state of Jalisco and in a handful of places in other states. Revel is made in the southern Mexican state of Morelos, so it is designated as a distilled agave spirit. “We use some of the same processes that tequila manufacturers use to distill tequila,” Hartley says. “We also combine that with the same practices that they use to distill and make mezcal—which is to roast the piña. We steam it and we roast it, so we combine the two to end up with our Avila.” The name Avila comes from Revel’s master distiller, Noe Avila. Terroir—the natural environment in which the grapes are grown—is another key aspect that infuses Avila with distinctive notes that are evident in three expressions: the smooth, subtly smoky Blanco; Reposado, which is aged for 12 months in old whiskey oak barrels; and a rich, scotchlike Añejo, aged for 24 months in new French oak barrels. Towering over Revel’s agave fields is an active volcano, Popocatépetl. “You can imagine all the minerals that get replenished into that soil because of the volcano,” Hartley says. Next year the company is expanding with El Popo, a more affordable spinoff brand named for the volcano. Brand lore references an Aztec legend about

Popocatépetl, a handsome warrior who lost his bride and built a mountain upon which he placed her, so he could watch over her for eternity. The volcano’s frequent eruptions of ash and magma, a testament to his undying devotion, infuse the soil where the agave plants thrive and endows them with a unique smoky flavor that is evident in El Popo, which you can sip neat like a scotch. Only smoked piñas are used to produce El Popo. Once distillation is complete, it is steam-filtered to mellow the smokiness and infuse it with a subtle sweetness. Hartley is planning to venture down to Morelos to “get his hands dirty” in developing a special signature smallbatch blend bearing his name. His concept of producing a limited-edition blend each year is similar to vintage wines. Each year’s batch would be a reflection of the climate and other conditions that impact flavor. “I don’t want to influence it that much,” he says. “The idea is that every year, that’s the expression of what that land, climate, weather produced—every year it will be different.” Hartley adds that his special blend will have a charity arm to give back to the local farmers and producers. Hartley, who is best known for his role of Kevin Pearson on NBC’s hit drama This Is Us, is not content to merely play the role of star-powered ambassador. “It’s not about just wanting to attach myself to something as much as it is that I have a passion for it,” he says, noting that he is involved with every aspect of the business from weekly meetings to sampling and selecting the flavors for Revel’s new tropical-flavored Avila Spritz ready-to-drink cocktails, a project he admits resisting at first. “Getting me inspired to do this was kind of a chore. Then, in getting these flavors dialed in and ending up with what we ended up with, I was completely wrong. If you pour it over ice, no one would ever assume that it’s a premade cocktail, and that was our mission,” he says. 57


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ost often fried, and ultimately glazed, powdered, sprinkled, or M filled, doughnuts might be the ultimate

American comfort food. The flourbased specialty originated in New York— then known as New Amsterdam—when Dutch settlers brought over olykoek or “oily cake” in the 1700s. Since then, the sugary treat has evolved, surging in popularity recently, with doughnut trails popping up in Kentucky, Indiana, and Butler County, Ohio. From traditional shops to bakeries serving their modern interpretations, here’s a glimpse at some of the tastiest doughnuts across the country.

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Cinnamon sugar, Jersey cream, and chocolate cake doughnuts round out the classics at this award-winning bakery with several outposts in North Jersey, and a location on the way in Queens, N.Y. But for those craving a specialty doughnut, Glaze crafts artisan flavors such as maple bacon and Oreo. On weekends, the bakery offers Italian rainbow—a play on the cookie with a cultlike following— and a scrumptious Napoleon doughnut bursting with layers of goodness. HOLE DOUGHNUTS, ASHEVILLE, N.C.

These single-yeasted doughnuts appeal to healthier eaters with organic stone ground flour, unrefined organic cane sugar, sea salt, cage-free eggs and butter, and non-GMO rice bran oil. While Hole features only a handful of flavors on its menu (vanilla glazed, roasted almond sesame cinnamon, cinnamon sugar, and a special of the day, such as “Beignet”), what this shop does, it does incredibly

well. Crispy outside and fluffy inside, every baked good is made to order and served hot. SANDY’S DONUTS & COFFEE SHOP, LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTH DAKOTA

With Fargo, South Fargo, and West Fargo locations, Sandy’s has undoubtedly brought a lot of joy (and sweetness) to North Dakota since its opening in 1983. The family-owned and operated shop produces over 80 types of doughnuts each week, including double chocolate peanut butter, cookies and cream, red velvet cake, and maple fried cinnamon. Sandy’s doughnuts are made daily, and the company gives back to the community by donating leftovers to local shelters each day. BLUE STAR DONUTS, PORTLAND, ORE., AND LOS ANGELES

Pastry Chef Stephanie Thornton imagines each flavor and nuance in this store’s gourmet offerings. Preparing with fresh herbs, spices, fruits, and liqueurs, she crafts BBB (blueberry bourbon basil), raspberry rosemary old-fashioned, orange olive oil, and the O.G. or orxata glaze (also horchata), among other one-of-a-kind doughnuts. Blue Star also sells its namesake coffee, tea, matcha lattes, cold brew, and the O.G. Beer by Little Beast Brewing, a limited-edition pastry beer. HUGS & DONUTS, HOUSTON, TEXAS

Simple, Something Extra, and Adventurous are the categories you’ll discover at this Houston Heights store brimming with atypical creations such as sweet potato casserole, matcha, and Biscoff

cookie butter. While doughnuts may be the main draw at Hugs & Donuts, the bakery also makes savory kolaches, its interpretation of the stuffed treat with Czech and Slovak roots. Bacon, egg and cheese; barbecue brisket and cheddar; and a daily veggie kolache complete the menu. BUTLER COUNTY DONUT TRAIL, OHIO

This doughnut extravaganza highlights 13 bakeries within an 80-mile radius and attracts pastry enthusiasts from all over. A family-owned business with two locations on the trail—Milton’s Donuts in the Middletown location and The Donut Hole by Milton’s in West Chester—Milton’s has been baking and frying since 1960. Guests should expect standard sugar-coated and filled doughnuts as well as unique confections like Fruity Pebbles iced and coconut cake. Meanwhile, about a 15-minute drive away in Trenton, Martin’s Donuts makes its collection fresh every day, but some flavors sell out, so arrive early. Banana pudding, lemon-filled, and the shop’s interpretation of the cronut are among fan favorites. If your stomach can handle more dough and sugar, check out the other doughnut stops along the trail in Butler County.

Milton’s in Ohio has been around since 1960. Doughnut flavor choices range from classic to truly unique.


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HOUSE OF WARIS HOPES TO ENCOURAGE SLOWING DOWN hrough his botanical tea company, Waris Singh Ahluwalia inspires others to take control of their well-being and live T thoughtfully.

“House of Waris Botanicals is an exploration into a more thoughtful way of living through the use of plant science, community, and celebration,” says Ahluwalia, designer, actor, and founder of his namesake tea company. “Our relationship to nature is our relationship to ourselves, how we treat ourselves, how we treat our bodies, how we treat others, and how we treat the planet,” he adds. Launched in 2019, House of Waris Botanicals collaborates with tea estates, farms, and herbalists to develop proprietary plant-based blends for healing, which taste delicious. “Tea has been connecting people for centuries,” Ahluwalia muses. “In every indigenous culture across the planet, tea has always served a purpose. It was a way to bond and a way to heal.” Originally from Punjab, India, but raised in the U.S., Ahluwalia debuted the design-centric House of Waris in 2007, focusing on handcrafted jewelry before transitioning to tea, which had been part of his life for as long as he can remember. “Wherever I went—at family gatherings, tea was served; after dinner, tea was served; during laughter and celebration, tea was served,” he says. “During quiet moments, in solemn moments, in moments of grief—it was always there.” As a style icon, Ahluwalia is well-known for his modeling for Tory Burch, Kenzo, Gucci, and other iconic fashion brands. Meanwhile, in film, he had cameos in The Darjeeling Limited and The Grand Budapest Hotel. But beyond dazzling runways and gracing the silver screen, the entrepreneur is committed


to creating a more thoughtful lifestyle via his brand. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients, House of Waris Botanicals tea is crafted from non-GMO herbs from all over the globe. “Our blends include adaptogens, a category of herb known to help your body adapt to external stressors and bring your body back into balance,” he says. “These herbs have been used by traditional practices including traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and many indigenous cultures across the world from the Siberian Plains to the northwest U.S.” Sold by the bag, Classic tea blends range from Ginseng Lemongrass (to support brain function, immune system, and metabolism) to Hibiscus Citron, a tropical-tasting mix of hibiscus, turmeric, rose hips, and orange peel. Functional teas such as Love Conquers All—a combination of rose, shatavari, damiana, and saffron—come packaged in tins and can be purchased individually or in sets, or “care packages.” The most recent addition to the line is its elephant-friendly classic black tea, a fair-trade, biodynamic blend recognized for its robust yet smooth flavors and cultivated on a wildlife-friendly estate in the Dooars region of India. According to Ahluwalia, the tea “is the manifestation of decadeslong conservation efforts, aligning the needs of the consumer with that of the endangered elephant, the forgotten and often mistreated indigenous communities that live amongst them, the tea plantation workers, and the soil that grows the tea.” Sales support, an organization fighting biodiversity loss and climate change while inspiring coexistence between India’s wild elephants, workers, and indigenous peoples. House of Waris will donate £1 from the sale of every pack of compostable sachets to Elephant Family. “This is an opportunity to rethink the way we create and consume,” Ahluwalia adds. “When you choose our certified elephant-friendly tea, you’re choosing to protect elephants; to be part of a movement that uplifts humanity and the creatures that live alongside us.”

House of Waris Botanicals teas, shown on opposite page, come packaged in tins, and are available in sets as well. The brainchild of Waris Singh Ahluwalia, shown above, the brand is committed to promoting well-being.


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he fine art of espresso preparation, long the mainstay of specialty cafes, T is surging in the domestic sphere. These machines—equal parts form and function­—are made for discerning clientele, with small and big companies alike offering precision, performance, and high style. THE SPEEDSTER FROM KEES VAN DER WESTEN, $10,000

Kees van der Westen is a family-owned company from the Netherlands that originally designed the Speedster as a fun project for family and friends. It’s a professional machine, meaning it’s best installed directly to the water mains, uses a lot of power to heat up quickly, and also offers a lot of capacity for a single group machine. Kees’ fondness for classic American cars, older airplanes, and speed boats is evident in the hyperprecise design. The stainless-steel body panels can be coated with any RAL color in multiple finishes: smooth, textured, gloss, silk, and matte. Options for further customizations are plentiful. MANUMENT LEVA MACHINE, €8,000

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Top right: The Speedster from Kees van der Westen has a hyperprecise design inspired by classic cars and planes. The Manument Leva Machine, shown below, is the brainchild of an industrial designer and former barista champion.

When an industrial designer and former barista champion created their first product for the Swiss start-up Manument, they set out to “elevate and celebrate” coffee preparation with a spring lever espresso machine. Aimed for beginners and professionals alike who enjoy the manual ritual, the handmade Leva machine may be calibrated for different brewing profiles. An innovative multiflow heater system heats only the exact amount of water necessary to pull a shot or steam milk, which also prevents overheating and reduces energy consumption. Available in black or white.


Industrial designer Wouter Strietman says when he began to design his own espresso machines, “the ritual of coffee had already developed itself into a strong sensual experience for me. It was a playfulness and curiosity I liked instead of the formal, static way in which a lot of household machines work.” With the CT2, the user has full control over the extraction process, making it ideally suited for light roasted coffee beans, which require long infusion times and delicate ways of extraction. Sold directly to espresso aficionados and purists worldwide, the lever CT2 features nutwood handles and a matching wooden tamper. DECENT DE1XXL, $4,500

After spending $10,000 on a high-end espresso machine, Decent founder and co-designer John Buckman says he was still making drinks that were worse than his $99 home machine. After a day under the tutelage of a professional barista, he started making progress. “Most of us don’t have the option of an expert Italian standing next to us, giving us advice, and correcting our mistakes,” Buckman says. “So, I set out to make a tablet-controlled espresso machine that could do some of that for you.” Influenced by the Tesla, the DE1XXL uses technology to tell the home barista, through the tablet located on the machine, what the pressure, flow rate, and temperature are in real time. The DE1XXL, which is shipped in a suitcase for easy transport, is available in white or black.



Based on the iconic design of La Marzocco’s eponymous cafe machine the Linea Classic, the Linea Mini was developed to be a commercial-grade home machine for home espresso enthusiasts. Its classic design harkens back to La Marzocco’s heritage from the 1950s. The Mini, a d­ual boiler with an integrated brew group, is available in red, white, black, stainless steel, light blue, and yellow.

This revered 116-year-old Italian company developed the Eagle One Prima single group machine to address the changing needs and tastes of a new generation; a midcentury reminiscent design that can be changed on a whim, variable profiles for light and medium roasted beans that can be “dialed in” on either the machine or the app, and a reduced environmental footprint. The NEO engine uses an instant heating system that reduces heat dispersion and energy consumption. The E1 Prima can change its color to suit the season, the workspace, or any color preferences. Available in stainless steel, black, white, light blue, red, and green. 63

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Wilkinson’s finesse with spycraft has led to writing for spy-centric television, including Citadel, an Amazon miniseries starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas that will air next year. Today, Wilkinson is working on a pilot for a television adaptation of Libra, the Don DeLillo novel about Lee Harvey Oswald and the plot to assassinate John F. Kennedy. The major difference between writing novels and writing for TV is in how she works, Wilkinson says. “Writing a novel means I’m more in control of my time and when I’ll be doing the writing,” she says. “With TV, there is a lot more input from producers and other people. I don’t dislike that—I’m happy to work collaboratively. I’ve been lucky that I enjoy both.” Below, her favorite thrilling reads. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD BY JOHN LE CARRÉ

out to create a heroine who is in many ways an anti-Bond in her protagonist Marie, a Black woman who becomes an FBI agent in the late 1980s. “When I first started writing, I was reading a lot of classic spy novels, so of course I turned to Bond, and I was struck by how remarkably sexist the book Casino Royale was,” says Wilkinson, 37, who lives in New York. “I knew I wanted to write a female character, so I certainly couldn’t have that gaze. And Bond is not a very good spy—people know who he is. He walks in and is very prominent. So I wanted to give a look at someone who felt more realistic as a spy, someone more in the shadows.” Wilkinson subverts the conventional spy mold in other ways, too. Marie’s career takes her to Burkina Faso, where the U.S. government is trying to overthrow the presidency of the leftist Thomas Sankara. As the agent begins to develop a relationship with the leader, her unease with her mission grows. That the novel contains not only the intrigue and plot twists one expects from spy thrillers, but also a critique of American foreign policy, has not hindered its popularity—not even with former President Obama, who selected American Spy as one of his recommended reads in the summer of 2019. “It felt like winning the lottery,” Wilkinson says of Obama’s stamp of approval. “It’s the number one place people tell me they heard about my book. I’m curious to know what he thinks of the content!” 64


“This is set in Vietnam in the ’50s, and the protagonist, Fowler, is a cynical, grizzled British guy. He has a romantic rival in this American, who is really informed about the politics of the region from books but doesn’t have any on-theground experience, which causes some problems. The book predates the American idea of Vietnam and ends up in a place of disaster. It’s a little bit prophetic.” YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY BY STEPH CHA

“This is more of a literary thriller. It’s set in Los Angeles during the ’90s, after a Korean store owner shoots a Black teenager. It has a couple of timelines in it: One follows the teenager’s family and the other follows a woman who realizes that her mother was the person responsible for the shooting that sparked rioting. It’s a very tense and interesting look at race, cities, and that historical moment.” HARRIET THE SPY BY LOUISE FITZHUGH

“I think the books we read when we’re younger have this hold of nostalgia on us in a way that books we read as adults don’t. Harriet was one of the first plucky heroines I encountered, and when I was that age, that’s what I was really attracted to. Someone smart, maybe a little weird—I saw myself in those characters, and they really spoke to me.”

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he title character of author Lauren Wilkinson’s debut novel, American Spy, is not a suave, attention-grabbing T lady killer in the mold of James Bond. In fact, Wilkinson set

“It really is a classic, and not as complicated as some of his other novels, like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. It sets the stage and establishes that cynical, morally ambiguous kind of spy that inspires my own work, who asks himself, ‘What am I doing? What am I fighting for?’”






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One-of-a-Kind Farmhouse Beautifully modernized 5-bedroom, 5.55-bath residence set on over 2 acres in an unparalleled location. Surrounded by vintage beauty, a salt water pool, 6-car garage, dramatic 2 story great room with fireplace, 3 season sunroom, greenhouse, terrace with firepit, full house generator and much more. COLD SPRING HARBOR OFFICE MARGY HARGRAVES +1.516.384.4011 | MARGYHARGRAVES@DANIELGALE.COM KIMBERLEY COMO +1.516.314.5984 | KIMCOMO@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/ WEB ID: P1395565



Beautiful Classic Colonial Recently updated and set on a private, park-like ½ acre in Cold Spring Harbor on a quiet cul de sac. This home features a spacious foyer, living room with bay windows, renovated kitchen opening to the dining room, great room with brick fireplace and French doors leading to the den/ library and a private home office. COLD SPRING HARBOR OFFICE DIANE ANDERSON +1.516.383.7354 | DIANEANDERSON@DANIELGALE.COM



Stately and gracious Colonial in the Central section This 5/6-bedroom, 3.5-bath home boasts slightly over a ½-acre which features a Barn/Carriage house with 4+ bays. The unfinished upstairs loft is ideal for an apartment or professional office. A large entry foyer and center hall are flanked by a stunning formal dining room and bright living room with wood burning fireplace. 1st level also offers a refined library/den with wet bar, a powder room, and an ultra-modern eat-in kitchen/family room with gas fireplace. The eatin kitchen is equipped with custom-cabinetry and the finest finishes and appliances. The 1st level, 2nd level, and outdoor space include a Niles sound system. The 2nd level has 2 double-sized bedrooms, an additional bedroom or office and a huge master bedroom suite with large sitting room, walk-in closet and marble bath with tub and separate shower. The 3rd level has 2 bedrooms or ‘work from home’ offices, a full hall bath and storage. Basement level offers a playroom, office, laundry, and storage. The rear exterior brick patio is professionally landscaped for privacy and enjoyment. GARDEN CITY OFFICE MARY KRENER +1.917.518.7205 | MARYKRENER@DANIELGALE.COM ROBERT KRENER +1.917.517.6518 | ROBERTKRENER@DANIELGALE.COM




Let Me Help You Find Your Next Home Home sellers and buyers come together most efficiently and productively when each has the information and assistance that he or she needs to fully understand the process, the market, the value and potential of a property, and the numerous factors that should be considered and addressed to maximize the benefits of the transaction. Having practiced law for many years, I’m able to combine my skills as an advisor and negotiator with my unparalleled knowledge of the North Shore to service my clients as best as I can.

Antje Buelte-Dolido Associate Real Estate Broker Gold Circle of Excellence +1.516.446.4845 ANTJEDOLIDO@DANIELGALE.COM GLEN COVE, NY


127 Duck Pond Road | PENDING

363 Mill River Road | SOLD

MLS# 3224250 | LP: $1,999,999

MLS# 3034510 | LP: $1,495,000



9 Pomeroy Lane | SOLD

211 Sunset Road | RENTED

MLS# 3066058 | LP: $1,375,000

MLS# 3220079 | $90,000

Locust Valley Office | 1 Buckram Road Locust Valley, NY | 516.759.4800 70


“Stonehouse” Just 23 miles from Manhattan, “Stonehouse” is located within the Village of East Hills on the North Shore of Long Island. Designed by the prominent architectural firm, Cross & Cross, the 6-bedroom Tudor Cotswold Estate was completed in 1929. This magnificent residence has been impeccably maintained and updated to today’s standards while maintaining original details throughout. Richly appointed library for working at home and comfy den enhanced by the glow of a fireplace. Master bedroom with a fireplace, en suite bath, office, and gym. Glorious acre surrounded by lush English gardens, front and back bluestone courtyards, Koi pond and swimming pool. A Masterpiece Collection Listing. WHEATLEY PLAZA OFFICE LOIS KIRSCHENBAUM +1.516.526.7425 | LOISKIRSCHENBAUM@DANIELGALE.COM ELYSE GROPPER +1.631.404.7108 | ELYSEGROPPER@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3331657




The Wyndham Coming home to The Wyndham is a special pleasure. The lifestyle at The Wyndham is without compromise and without maintenance. The Wyndham combines the very best of country and city living with a breadth of services, a level of convenience and a quality of life rarely available. Services include 24/7 concierge, doorman and valet parking. Owners also enjoy the use of an indoor pool with a lounging deck, private health club, newly renovated club room with fireplace and catering kitchen. Outdoor spaces provide a patio with gas barbeque, table, chairs, and wet bar, as well as a walking path around a beautiful pond and gardens. The Wyndham is conveniently located close to town, restaurants, shops, hotel, and transportation. Offering 3, 2 and 1 bedroom apartments with views of the city and village. Contact us for your private tour and viewing of available units. GARDEN CITY OFFICE MARY KRENER +1.917.518.7205 | MARYKRENER@DANIELGALE.COM PATRICIA COSTELLO +1.516.317.7279 | PATRICIACOSTELLO@DANIELGALE.COM LINDA MULROONEY +1.516.581.2260| LINDAMULROONEY@DANIELGALE.COM PATRICIA DICKSON +1.516.280.0976 | PATRICIADICKSON@DANIELGALE.COM

PRICING: $800,000 – $2,500,000



Somerset Crossing Magnificent 7-bedroom Tudor estate, set on 1.0285 landscaped acres, completed in 1930 and exquisitely updated and dressed to perfection. Nestled within the University Gardens neighborhood (fees/dues). Expansive bluestone patio with built-in summer kitchen. Striking foyer with a grand bifurcated staircase and a soaring coffered ceiling. Principal rooms filled with natural light. Impressive formal living room, library/office, sophisticated dining room, kitchen with furniture-like custom wood cabinetry. There are 2 sumptuous primary suites with 5 additional luxurious bedrooms, spa-like baths with radiant heat and custom closets with fittings. Lower level features a spacious entertainer’s recreation room, theatre room, gym, baths, sauna, laundry room and access to the 3-bay attached garages. Smart Savant AV system, central vacuum, irrigation, landscape lighting. A Masterpiece Collection Listing. GREAT NECK OFFICE JENNIFER I HUI LO +1.516.376.9212 | JENNIFERLO@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3333701




Custom Contemporary Home One-of-a kind bright, stucco 5,500 sq. ft. custom rebuilt home on ½+ acre of flat property. 6 bedrooms, 4.55 baths, large den (27 x 27), radiant heated floors in granite entry, kitchen, and den. Finished basement with wine cellar. GREAT NECK OFFICE DORIS SHEENA ZILKHA +1.917.544.0571 | DORISZILKHA@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/ WEB ID: 3318616



Great Neck Estates Gem Located on a Graceful tree-lined street. 4 bedrooms, 3 bath brick home with favorable living spaces. Prestigious village with a waterfront park, marina, Olympic sized pool, tennis, and police department. Close to LIRR, town, shops. GREAT NECK OFFICE SARIT ELIAS +1.516.445.7636 | SARITELIAS@DANIELGALE.COM ABRAHAM KANFER +1.917.797.9466 | ABRAHAMKANFER@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/ WEB ID: 3337829



Exceptional Harbor Views Wincoma Delight with 235 feet of waterfront in a protected harbor. Prestigious Wincoma Beach and Dock Association included with this home. Brick home with walls of glass, 2-car garage with full storage attic above. Separate greenhouse structure which can double as an additional entertaining area. HUNTINGTON OFFICE NIKKI STURGES +1.631.375.8557 | NIKKISTURGES@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/ WEB ID: 3328392



360+ ft. of Waterfront Property with a Sandy Beach 7-acre gated waterfront Estate by Kean Development with stunning water views. Sophisticated retreat with exceptional finishes, master suite with 2 luxe baths, home office, gym, sparkling pool, tennis court, and beach house. Dock application pending; possible subdivision. Truly a waterfront paradise. COLD SPRING HARBOR OFFICE JOHN MESSINA +1.516.241.0761 | JOHNMESSINA@DANIELGALE.COM




Luxury and Privacy This historic country Estate surpasses all expectations. Surrounded by stately specimen trees, and adjacent to a nature preserve, the home is accessed by a long Rhododendron-lined driveway. On almost 5 acres, the Tudor-style brick house, with its steeply gabled Ludowici tile roof, was designed by the renowned Architect, Harrie T. Lindeberg. Enter the home through an arched vestibule into a grand entry hall, which is flanked by a banquet-sized dining room, a spacious living room, and a sophisticated sunroom. Elegant wide plank wood flooring, soaring ceilings, and beautiful casement windows are found throughout the house. The home also features a unique, barrel-vaulted great room with double-height windows, and an updated eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances. There are 6 spacious bedrooms, plus a 2-bedroom attached Cottage. A Masterpiece Collection Listing. LOCUST VALLEY OFFICE ALEXIS MCANDREW +1.917.750.8939 | ALEXISMCANDREW@DANIELGALE.COM SUZI CHASE +1.516.606.5151 | SUZICHASE@DANIELGALE.COM





Plandome Heights Expanded Ranch Imagine coming home every day to your very own waterfront oasis. This spacious 7-bedroom, 4-bath home located in a quiet cul-de-sac welcomes you to enjoy spectacular views of Manhasset Bay, and all it has to offer. An open layout with views from the principal rooms. Bring your kayak or paddleboard, relax and take in the spectacular sunsets, watch the boats glide by and the birds soar. All this natural beauty yet so convenient to town, train station and schools. MANHASSET OFFICE EILEEN JOYCE +1.516.647.7326 | EILEENJOYCE@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3328419



Munsey Park Colonial Classic Center Hall Colonial features timeless design and inviting living spaces both inside and out. Prepare to be impressed the moment you step through the spacious front hall foyer and into this gracious home with generously proportioned rooms. Updated kitchen with charming breakfast room, elegant dining room, inviting formal living room with fireplace, custom built-in cabinetry and cozy front window seat, a den/bedroom and full bath complete the 1st floor. Second floor features 4 spacious bedrooms, including primary suite, and hall bath. Beautiful mature landscaping creates privacy for outdoor space. A stone patio and separate covered porch are the perfect places for entertaining. MANHASSET OFFICE EILEEN JOYCE +1.516.647.7326 | EILEENJOYCE@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3332346




Updated Colonial Recently updated 6-bedroom Colonial built in 1917 on approximately 3.5 flat acres close to Village and shopping. Brand new kitchen, family room, mud room and laundry room. Beautiful inground pool, generator, green house and 2-bedroom Apartment over a 4-car garage. Possible 2 acres will be available as a separate lot when approved. LOCUST VALLEY OFFICE CHRISTINA PORTER +1.516.835.5512 | CHRISTINAPORTER@DANIELGALE.COM CHRISTINA TEAGLE +1.516.635.8679 | CHRISTINATEAGLE@DANIELGALE.COM





SANDS POINT, NY MLS# 3314053 | $7,999,990


MANHASSET, NY MLS# 3285565 | $2,499,999



Associate Real Estate Broker Gold Circle of Excellence Manhasset Office 364 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 516.627.4440, c.516.729.5663

MLS# 3263150 | $1,399,999

SANDS POINT, NY MLS# 3266169 | $18,000,000


A Proven Track Record of Success I have been working in real estate since 2004, providing the best customer service to my buyers and sellers. Our inventory is down to the lowest we have seen in 18 years. Nearly 40% of closings sold above the last asking price as stated by Jonathan Miller from Miller Samuel appraisal firm. Call me to find out why the right broker makes a difference!

Recipient of Schnep’s Media Real Estate Power Leaders Award for 2021 Recipient of Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Real Estate 2020

Alexis McAndrew Real Estate Salesperson Sterling Circle of Accomplishment +1.917.750.8939 ALEXISMCANDREW@DANIELGALE.COM




121 Shu Swamp Road

5722 Route 25A

47 Duck Pond Road | PENDING

MLS# 3335363 | $3,400,000

MLS# 3274231 | $2,699,000

MLS# 3329874 | $1,875,000

Locust Valley Office | 1 Buckram Road, Locust Valley, NY | 516.759.4800


Extraordinary Long Island Lifestyle I Love being a Global Real Estate Advisor focused on providing exceptional client servicing for the North Shore real estate market. I am driven by a true passion to counsel buyers and sellers on the acquisition or sale of real estate, starting with a complete understanding of my client’s needs and dreams. I am so fortunate to be affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, empowering me to deliver their phenomenal worldwide branding and their technology driven marketing platform for my clients’ benefit. Nothing Compares!

Kathleen (Kathe) Dodd Real Estate Salesperson Global Real Estate Advisor | Gold Circle of Excellence +1.516.504.8771 | KATHLEENDODD@DANIELGALE.COM OLD WESTBURY, NY – “HASTINGS HOUSE”


10 Hastings Road | SOLD

100 Valentines Lane | SOLD

MLS# 2888451 | $7,995,000

MLS# 2972653 | $7,950,000



58 Piping Rock Road | PENDING

67 Wheatley Road | SOLD

MLS# 3316757 | $5,750,000

MLS# 3155127 | LP: $3,989,999

Locust Valley Office | 1 Buckram Road Locust Valley, NY | 516.759.4800 80


Peace and Tranquility Down a quiet country lane and built with the finest craftsmanship and materials, this beautiful and elegant Farm Ranch set on 2 level, lush acres just a short distance to the water. Close to Huntington Village with its fine dining, shopping, and cultural arts centers, this beautiful home awaits. HUNTINGTON OFFICE VIRGINIA (GINNY) HOCK +1.516.864.3019 | GINNYHOCK@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/ WEB ID: 3332414



Stately and Refined Built in 1996, this stately and custom-built home features custom millwork, crown moldings, rounded arches, and a gorgeous staircase. Outside, this property is graced by verdant lawns, bluestone covered porches, and impeccable landscape design. HUNTINGTON OFFICE LOWELL ACKERMAN +1.631.921.2918 | LOWELLACKERMAN@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/ WEB ID: 3329362



Commuter’s Dream This classic Center Hall Colonial boasts a new ground floor master bedroom, 2nd master bedroom with en suite bath on 2nd floor, 4 additional bedrooms with 3 baths, library/office on 1st floor, huge upstairs office and a finished basement with space for a gym, additional office or playroom with a half bath. You’ll also find gracious entertaining spaces and central air throughout the home. The expansive slate terrace overlooks the lush 5-acre property with room for a pool, tennis court and stable. Close to train and highways easing your commuting needs. LOCUST VALLEY OFFICE CAROLINE RUPP +1.516.238.1151 | CAROLINERUPP@DANIELGALE.COM




Although it's true that homes are selling very quickly, some homes aren't seeing the multiple bids that they were hoping for. My 10 Best-Kept Secrets for getting multiple offers and a quick sale without breaking the bank. It’s All In The Details!

Tara's Best-Kept Secrets To Preparing Your Home

#1 #2 #3

The First Impression Is The Only Impression


Spruce up your home’s exterior with a maintained

Conceal The Critters If you’re planning an open house, send your pets

lawn, manicured shrubs and brightly colored flowers.

to a pet hotel or a caretaker for the day.

Price Your Home Competitively

Don’t Over-Upgrade


A strategic price will capture more buyers, who may

Get a new fresh coat of paint on the walls. Clean

naturally drive up the price by bidding against each other.

the curtains or go buy some inexpensive new ones.

Choose A Creative And Innovative Real Estate Advisor

Take The Home Out Of Your House

A real estate broker that embraces new channels on social


media and digital advertising to get your home seen by

Put away family photos and personal keepsakes. Consider showcasing your home as if it’s staged.

potential buyers is always to the sellers advantage.


Half-empty Closets


Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there.


The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet hardware.

Light It Up


Take down the drapes, increase light bulb wattage, and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine.

Always Be Ready To Show Your home always needs to be “show-ready” – you never know when your buyer is going to walk through the door.

Tara Fox, CBR Associate Real Estate Broker | Lois Kirchenbaum Team | Gold Circle of Excellence 516.626.7600 ext.1236 | c.516.641.2652 | | 82

The Kitchen Comes First


Recent Waterfront Properties Sold by Noreen, Cathy & Deborah Nothing compares to our experience, responsibility, accountability, and integrity. We truly are waterfront specialists. We have a proven track record in succeeding to bring waterfront sales to the finish line. NORTHPORT OFFICE NOREEN SWEENEY +1.631.327.2844 | NOREENSWEENEY@DANIELGALE.COM CATHERINE ZIMMERMANN +1.516.768.3595 | CATHERINEZIMMERMANN@DANIELGALE.COM DEBORAH MASTERSON +1.631.662.2210 | DEBORAHMASTERSON@DANIELGALE.COM


The service you receive should feel just as valuable as your home. Let me help you get your home sold today. GI V E ME A CAL L TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR NE XT MOV E.

42 Longview Road, Port Washington, NY Beacon Hill beauty. 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath stucco Colonial built in 1925 is situated on a lovely private manicured property. Close proximity to town and train. Beacon Hill Private Beach Association and tennis with dues. MLS# 3327897. $1,269,000.

Beth Catrone Associate Real Estate Broker | Gold Circle of Excellence | 516.647.1729 | Port Washington Office | 350 Main Street, Port Washington, NY | 516.883.2900


The Right Broker Makes All The Difference If you’re interested in upsizing, downsizing, rightsizing, or just understanding the value of your home, give me a call.

Susan Stein Associate Real Estate Broker Global Real Estate Advisor Gold Circle of Excellence Port Washington Office 350 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 516.883.2900, c.516.319.1604 Each office is independently owned and operated.


Explore Astoria with Elizabeth Six years ago, my dream of moving down to the big city was becoming a reality. I was always looking to find an urban-suburban blend and my friend convinced me to look in Astoria, Queens. That is where I found the bustling avenues amongst peaceful tree-lined streets with endless food options, ease of transportation, and room to breathe. What was once a well-kept secret has become a fast-growing neighborhood and this progressive community celebrates the cultural diversity it was founded upon. What I found for my soul, we at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty find in new places to call home. My unique insights and market knowledge open doors for my buyers, sellers, and landlords with one goal in mind: exceeding expectations. Let me help you Realize Your Vision Elizabeth Dumont Real Estate Salesperson +1.914.479.8069 | ELIZABETHDUMONT@DANIELGALE.COM




455 Main Street, #10P

21-58 28th Street, #3

105 Norfolk Street, #6C

Alcove Studio. $620,000.

2-bedroom, 1-bath. $3,200/month.

1-bedroom, 1-bath. $990,000.

Astoria Office | 28-07 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY | 718.650.5855 |


Unparalleled experience to guide your journey home. For over 35 years it has been my pleasure to be invited into the lives of my sellers and buyers to advise them as the make plans for the future of their families. Only one real estate brand gives you that feeling. The feeling that you’re in the presence of the world’s best.

Marianne Koke, CBR Associate Real Estate Broker Gold Circle of Excellence +1.631.335.7111 MARIANNEKOKE@DANIELGALE.COM HEAD OF HARBOR, NY

49 Harbor Road Tranquility abounds at this magnificent waterfront estate graced with a stately federal-style Colonial, 3-bedroom guest house, cabana with screened porch, dock, and breathtaking views of Stony Brook Harbor. The manor home originally designed by William Laurence Bottomley for his sister in the style of the homes of Williamsburg, Virginia has classic elegance, grandeur, and beauty. The principle rooms are spacious with fine millwork, palladium windows, custom built-ins, and wood flooring. The home has 5 fireplaces, remodeled kitchen, and updated baths. Off the back of the manor home is a large terrace with awning which is ideal for gracious entertaining or quiet gatherings. MLS# 3319839 | $3,200,000

Smithtown Office | 81 Route 111 Smithtown, NY | 631.584.6600 |


Nothing Compares “In a tight market for sellers, We always felt we were working with the best most experienced broker in our community” Client | Glen Head, NY

“Lois became our friend, confidant and Real Estate oracle all in a very short span of time.” Client | Brookville, NY

“Lois knows the Long Island market better than most, and works harder than anyone in the business.” Rob | Brookville, NY

“Lois is smart, knowledgeable, but above all, dedicated, tenacious and does not give up! She is an excellent broker and business woman, and she played a very active role in achieving our sale.” J. Shalam | Old Westbury, NY It starts with your dream. Let me help you make it a reality.

Lois Kirschenbaum Lois Kirschenbaum Team | Associate Real Estate Broker + 1.516.526.7425 | Wheatley Plaza Office | 516.626.7600 342 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale, NY | Each office is independently owned and operated.



Hegemans Lane – Gated Community The only gated community within the Village of Old Brookville, NY. Enter this newly developed 23+ acre community through an impressive remotecontrolled gate. Proceed on a secluded and lushly landscaped 2-lane drive to the quiet sanctuary of a cul-de-sac. 6-Lots ranging from 3 to 4 acres each. Through thoughtful planning, underground utilities that include gas, electric, cable and drainage are already in place. Adding to the beauty of the area, across from the gated entrance to The Chatwal Estates, there is a 60-acre parcel that is to be forever preserved in its natural state. GLEN HEAD/OLD BROOKVILLE OFFICE NEENA CHOWDHARY +1 516 643 0076 | NEENACHOWDHARY@DANIELGALE.COM DEBRA QUINN PETKANAS +1.516.359.3204 | DEBRAPETKANAS@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/ WEB ID: 3326043, 3326042, 3326041, 3326040, 3326039, 3326036

$1,950,000 -$2,450,000 OYSTER BAY COVE, NY

The Pearl of Oyster Bay Cove A rare opportunity to own a piece of Oyster Bay’s founding era, a house with a history in Oyster Bay Cove within walking distance of the village. Originally built as a farmhouse, the gingerbread details and a welcoming front porch were added in the Victorian era. A cozy den/library is warmly appointed with a fireplace, a wall of built-in bookshelves and French doors to the front porch. The second floor boasts 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. The nearly 2.5 private acres of property, prominently located, includes a brick terrace, border gardens and a peek-through-thetreetops view of glorious Oyster Bay. COLD SPRING HARBOR OFFICE FRANCES COVELLO +1.516.359.7779 | FRANCESCOVELLO@DANIELGALE.COM MARGY HARGRAVES +1.516.384.4011 | MARGYHARGRAVES@DANIELGALE.COM



Custom Country Retreat This impressive custom country retreat is situated on 2.5 pastoral acres while surrounded by an 85-acre preserve in Oyster Bay Cove. The residence includes 5 spacious bedrooms, 4.555 baths, a large open living room with a fireplace, dining room, large entertaining room, guest room, wine cellar and in-ground Gunite salt-water pool. You’ll also find a generator, built in outdoor BBQ, and an outdoor shower. This picturesque farmhouse is simply a MUST SEE. LOCUST VALLEY OFFICE LINDSEY BARNETT +1.516.972.4261 | LINDSEYBARNETT@DANIELGALE.COM





“FoxRidge” Surrounded by protected land, off of a charming country lane stands FoxRidge, a stunning 6-bedroom, 6.55-bath, 17-acre country Estate built in 1991 by noted architect Keith Kroeger. The gracious foyer with 9 ½ foot ceilings leads to a sunken library boasting mahogany cabinetry and wet bar, and a living room accented with a cathedral barn-sided ceiling and wood-burning fireplace. The gourmet kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances and flows to the mudroom, office, formal dining room as well as the spacious beamed-ceiling family room with French doors opening to a covered bluestone terrace. Privacy abounds at FoxRidge with uninterrupted views of the English border, vegetable, and bricked walled gardens, a heated Gunite swimming pool, and a fully stocked fishing pond. A 2-bedroom, 2-bath Cottage, bricked porte-cochere, 3-car heated garage, 1,500-bottle wine cellar, gym, and generator complete this elegant retreat. “FoxRidge” is the perfect expression of country elegance as it is meant to be lived. A Masterpiece Collection Listing. LOCUST VALLEY OFFICE PATRICK H. MACKAY +1.516.759.4800 | PATRICKMACKAY@DANIELGALE.COM DANA HANSEN +1.917.523.8723 | DANAHANSEN@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 331289



Whether it’s around the world or around the corner, our Global Concierge Team will help you get there. From providing market information to arranging area tours, to connecting you with the most qualified local real estate professionals – we’ll be there every step of the way.


Concierge Referrals and Relocation 631.759.8969 Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.



“Elmwood” Originally built as a working farm, this 5-Acre Estate has been meticulously restored by the current owners to preserve its heritage and maintain the integrity. Once owned by the son of Louis Comfort Tiffany, this 7-bedroom Greek Revival residence has magical gardens, saltwater pool and pool house, greenhouse, 2-bedroom Cottage, recreation barn, generator and brick Coach House garage. Surrounded by 21 acres of conserved land, “Elmwood” is a rare offering. Original details include 14 foot ceilings on 1st floor, 9 feet on the 2nd floor, 9 fireplaces, hardwood floors, and architectural elements including elegant moldings, interior shutters, built-ins, hardware and window seats. Steeped in history, with only 4 owners, this Estate embodies an idyllic lifestyle with modern updates minutes from all that the quaint village of Oyster Bay offers. A Masterpiece Collection Listing. LOCUST VALLEY OFFICE KATHRYN MAXWELL-POURNARAS +1.516.857.3011 | KATHRYNMAXWELL@DANIELGALE.COM




Premier Property on Almost 3 Spectacular Acres Nestled amidst an enclave of beautiful homes, this magnificent brick Colonial is located adjacent to a peaceful 27-acre preserve with renowned horse trails. This grand home boasts a living room with a fireplace, palatial dining room, music room, and a private office with a fireplace ideal for working remotely. Designed by Ken Kelly, the stunning Wood-Mode chef’s kitchen is open to a great room with radiant flooring and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. The tranquil master suite offers an expansive walk-in closet and a luxurious limestone spa-style bath. Outdoors, this amazing property showcases 2 covered patios, a high-end outdoor kitchen by Hestan, a heated pool, and a gas fire pit. This phenomenal property is complete with a lower-level walk-out with a gym and a full bath. Convenient to all, this exquisite residence epitomizes North Shore luxury living at its finest. COLD SPRING HARBOR OFFICE JOHN MESSINA +1.516.241.0761 | JOHNMESSINA@DANIELGALE.COM





Maple Crest Drive – 3 Building Parcels Wonderful opportunity to build your dream home on this beautiful private road which only has 5 homes. Enter through a Palatial Estate gate into this quiet cul-de-sac where 3 remaining vacant parcels are being offered for sale. Two of the lots are 4 acres each and one is 3.7 acres. Two homes already exist on this private road, one is ‘Knole’, a magnificent Mansion set on 8 acres and the other a newer custom built brick residence that is set on 2 lots totaling 8 acres. Conveniently located approximately 30 minutes to Manhattan, close to fine dining, shopping, private and public schools as well as golf, country and equestrian clubs. GLEN HEAD/OLD BROOKVILLE OFFICE DEBRA QUINN PETKANAS +1.516.359.3204 | DEBRAPETKANAS@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/ WEB ID: 3243250, 3243241, 3243247

$2,725,000 - $2,950,000


Luxurious and Private Living Welcome to the North Shore’s Gold Coast of Long Island. This magnificent, gated community is in the Incorporated Village of Upper Brookville. Behind the private gates, on a private road, nestled amidst an enclave of beautiful estates, you will find 8 Quail Path. As you enter through the brick pillars with stone cherubs, the long brick tree-lined driveway welcomes you with beautiful custom wrought iron lamp post which illuminates this amazing home. Allow yourself to be mesmerized as you approach the large marble stone water fountain. The captivating, 8,000+ sq. ft. brick Center Hall Colonial estate is impeccably built and designed by the current homeowners. Property boasts a Gunite heated pool, slate roof with copper gutters and terraces with stone balusters. The flat 2+ acres include 150 amazing specimen trees surrounding the property for privacy. You have arrived. LOCUST VALLEY OFFICE CAROLINA BOUCOS +1.516.835.1804 | CAROLINABOUCOS@DANIELGALE.COM




Waterfront Living Georgian Regency-Style Colonial with a Neoclassical Plantation Brick facade. This Waterfront Mansion is an architectural dream which is situated on Willetts Creek and the Great South Bay. It has 115 feet of bulkhead, boat slip, and in-ground pool. HUNTINGTON OFFICE NIKKI STURGES +1.631.375.8557 | NIKKISTURGES@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/ WEB ID: 3291571



Why is TITLE Insurance Important to YOU! TITLE INSURANCE protects the purchaser from unknowingly inheriting a previous owner’s debts, legal obligations, or other TITLE problems. Title Insurance will also defend against any litigation, that challenges the validity and legality of the new property owner. It safeguards YOU against a loss on your home or land due to a TITLE defect. Simply stated… it gives the new owner peace of mind.

Not All TITLE Companies Are the Same Ambassador Abstract’s goal is to continually earn our client’s trust and confidence through exemplary customer service and meticulous attention to detail. A home is the single largest investment most of us will make in our lives. Contact Ambassador Abstract, LLC for your TITLE needs and to ensure a seamless closing.

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Lisa Sicurelli President & CEO Ambassador Abstract, LLC 516.626.0900


Lowell Ackerman Associate Real Estate Broker c.631.921.2918

Diane Anderson Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.383.7354

Lindsey Barnett Real Estate Salesperson c.516.972.4261

Sandy Binder Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.819.0000

Carolina Boucos Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.835.1804

Beth Catrone Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.647.1729

Suzi Chase Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.606.5151

Neena Chowdhary Real Estate Salesperson c.516.643.0076

Kim Como Real Estate Salesperson c.516.314.5984

Patricia Costello Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.317.7279

Frances Covello Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.359.7779

Patricia Dickson Real Estate Salesperson c.516.280.0976

Kathleen “Kathe” Dodd Real Estate Salesperson c.516.504.8771

Antje Dolido Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.446.4845

Bonnie Doran Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.729.5663

Elizabeth Dumont Real Estate Salesperson c.914.479.8069

Sarit Elias Real Estate Salesperson c.516.445.7636

Tara Fox Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.641.2652

Elyse Gropper Real Estate Salesperson c.631.404.7108

Dana Hansen Real Estate Salesperson c.917.523.8723

Margy Hargraves Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.384.4011

Virginia “Ginny” Hock Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.864.3019

Eileen Joyce Real Estate Salesperson c.516.647.7326

Abraham Kanfer Associate Real Estate Broker c.917.797.9466

Lois Kirschenbaum Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.526.7425

Marianne Koke Associate Real Estate Broker c.631.335.7111

Mary Krener Associate Real Estate Broker c.917.518.7205

Robert Krener Associate Real Estate Broker c.917.517.6518

Jennifer I Hui Lo Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.376.9212

Patrick H. Mackay Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.759.4800


Deborah Masterson Real Estate Salesperson c.631.662.2210

Kathryn Maxwell-Pournaras Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.857.3011

Alexis McAndrew Real Estate Salesperson c.917.750.8939

John Messina Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.241.0761

Linda Mulrooney Real Estate Salesperson c.516.581.2260

Debra Quinn Petkanas Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.359.3204

Christina Porter Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.835.5512

Caroline Rupp Real Estate Salesperson c.516.238.1151

Susan Stein Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.319.1604

Nikki Sturges Associate Real Estate Broker c.631.375.8557

Noreen Sweeney Real Estate Salesperson c.631.327.2844

Christina Teagle Real Estate Salesperson c.516.635.8679

Laura Zambratto Associate Real Estate Broker c.917.822.4360

Doris Sheena Zilkha Associate Real Estate Broker c.917.544.0571

Catherine Zimmermann Associate Real Estate Broker c.516.768.3595




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Hunting ton 631.427.6600

Por t Washing ton 516.883.2900

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Cutchogue 631.734.5439

Locust Valley 516.759.4 800

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DGNY Commercial 516.402.3469

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