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WHAT’S NEW IN ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND DESIGN
The growing popularity of artwork from contemporary African artists; sculptural aquariums; and fluting in interior design
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A TACTILE TOUCH
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WELCOME TO THE FALL ISSUE OF RESIDE he shorter days and longer nights of fall serve as the perfect backdrop for the changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin-spice everything you’ll enjoy T across Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.
Our Fall 2022 issue of RESIDE® is packed with captivating content and new things to learn. Signet rings, for example, are having a major moment as this classic heirloom gets an update, while several high-end watch companies are collaborating with artists, such as Shepard Fairey. For those seeking to add an element of coziness to their home this season, we explore bouclé and sherpa furniture, as well as Merida—a rug company based in Massachusetts that creates all-natural woven rugs that are unusual in their fine quality, color, and artistry. We’ll also fill you in on where to find the best waffles around the world, even outside of Belgium. Saying goodbye to the warm season of sunshine and long days and before welcoming the cold of winter, fall is the season of transition, which is exactly what we’re seeing in the current state of the market. Rising inventory, interest rates, and inflation all lead to the conclusion that the real estate market is balancing out. And, in true Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty fashion, we continue to navigate the way on behalf of our buyers and sellers, as we have for the last 100 years. Grab a pumpkin latte and begin your reading adventure with this season’s issue of RESIDE.
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WHAT’S NEW IN ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND DESIGN A LOOK AT THE GROWING POPULARITY OF ARTWORK FROM CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ARTISTS, SCULPTURAL AQUARIUMS, AND FLUTING IN INTERIOR DESIGN
ollectors are snapping up works by contemporary African artists, sculptural aquariums are the latest architectural C amenity, and fluting is bringing depth to interior design. Here are the latest trends in art, architecture, and design.
Clockwise, from top: RedFin Aquarium Design’s curved aquarium for a Dubai penthouse; Beatrice Wanjiku’s Aches of Ceaseless Divining; Chad Dorsey Design’s fluted fireplace.
Works by contemporary African artists such as Beatrice Wanjiku are gaining international attention, as collectors, auction houses, galleries, and arts institutions turn their areas of concentration to that continent. In her paintings and drawings, Wanjiku, who lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya, where she is a key player in the art scene, focuses on the human form, primarily the head and torso. “The work is figurative and abstracted,” she says. “I abstract the figure so as not to contain it. I look at the human form as a vessel limited in its nature, but when abstracted it is free to move unencumbered beyond its frame.” Wanjiku was listed among the Top 10 “artists to watch out for” at New York’s 1-54, the international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, and her works are in the Sina Jina Collection owned by Robert Devereux and the collection of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Her introspective images, raw and stripped to the bone, invite the viewer to gaze inward in a bid to explore the definition of being human. “The figure I portray is neither male nor female,” she says. “Though executed from a female gaze, it’s a reflection of how I navigate the world that is predominantly patriarchal. It’s an exploration of a shared world—the feminine and the masculine world—and how I navigate and negotiate in this space, therefore rendering the world amorphous.”
Sculptural and high-tech, large-scale aquariums are the latest architectural amenity in luxury abodes around the world. Designed to merge indoor and outdoor spaces via a relaxing water element, in many cases they are not merely part of the room, but also serve as key recreational spaces in the residence. “Advances in filtration and lighting technology mean you can accurately recreate underwater environments, from the Amazon River to a coral reef, in your home,” says James Bruce, managing director of RedFin Aquarium Design, which has offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, and the U.K. “Using materials such as acrylic means they can be built on a large scale and more safely than glass. It also avoids the green tint seen in glass examples.” These uber-aquariums, which generally are stocked with high-priced farmed fishes that are bred for unusual colors and shapes, are run by computer-controlled systems that do everything from adjusting the color of the LED lights to feeding the fish on a regular schedule. RedFin Aquarium Design, which is known for over-the-top projects, is building a curved acrylic aquarium for a Dubai penthouse that wraps around the room and has arches and circular seats cut through its walls. “It will be one of the largest home reef aquariums in the world,” Bruce says, “and as far as we know, the first of this unusual, curved-wall design.” Bruce notes that aquariums bring in a relaxation factor. “You can stare at them for hours, and there always seems to be some new interaction from the occupants.” DESIGN
To create detail and depth in interiors, designers are embracing gorgeous grooves that display an intricate interplay between shadows and light. These fluted elements, which range from the doors of kitchen cabinetry to the mantels of fireplaces, represent “a natural step away from the more minimalist architecture and interiors we have seen over the past decade,” says interior designer Chad Dorsey, whose namesake studio is based in Dallas. Fluting, which is executed in a variety of materials, including glass, stone, and wood, is an ancient technique that is showing up in virtually every room of the house. In a San Francisco residence, for instance, Dorsey designed a fluted marble fireplace for the listening room and a coordinating, fluted floating vanity in an adjacent bathroom. “It’s a fan favorite,” he says. “We have received many inquiries about it.” 7
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FEDERAL ARCHITECTURE NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE KNOWN AS REGENCY IN THE U.K., THIS CLASSIC STYLE EMPHASIZES THE ART OF UNDERSTATEMENT
A Regency-style house in the U.K.’s Hampshire, designed by ADAM Architecture.
ADAM Architecture/Photograph by Paul Highnam
imeless, versatile, and possessed of an austere elegance, Federal architecture is America’s national style. From the White House to George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to the classical government buildings and domed statehouses throughout the country, Federal architecture, which arose in the 1780s around the time the American Revolution ended, has never gone out of style. Also called Adamesque or Regency architecture, it was the prime style in the newly liberated colonies until about 1830. Based on the works of Andrea Palladio, the groundbreaking Italian Renaissance architect who espoused the principles of Roman and Greek architecture, it remained in vogue in Britain during the same time period. Characterized by plain surfaces and sublime symmetry, Federal-style buildings typically are square or rectangular in shape and feature large Palladian or Serliana windows. Two to three stories high and two rooms deep, with the exterior decoration concentrated around the front entrance, the style emphasizes the art of the understated. In addition to geometrical decorations, such as fan, circular and elliptical motifs, Federal-style houses sometimes feature dormers, gables, cupolas, and multiple chimneys. The building materials—clapboard, stone, cedar shingles, or brick—vary by geographical location. “There are lots of ways to interpolate the style,” says architect Patrick Ahearn, whose eponymous firm, based in Boston, has built several Federal residences. “Although it started in New England, as the country grew, the style was transplanted to new places and carried across the country.”
Steve Klein, a certified residential specialist with Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty, says the Federal style fits in perfectly with the traditional designs of housing in Lexington and Central Kentucky. “The symmetry and predominant use of brick are a standard across the market,” he says. “The longevity of the design also keeps them in favor to buyers.” Ahearn notes that as time went on, the style morphed and began incorporating elements from other, newer styles, creating hybrids. “Today, it appeals to a wide audience,” he says. “We don’t, of course, build houses to be museums. We use the Federal style on the exterior and organize rooms around a spine, either from front to back or from left to right, to create an overall conservative theme. But we include indoor and outdoor spaces and porches and pergolas to fit a contemporary lifestyle.” Stephen Chrisman, a partner with New York–based Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, says clients choose to build traditional new houses in the Federal style when it fits in with the community’s existing architecture. Although the layout—a center hall with rooms that open
A living room with custom wood fireplace in a Federal-style house designed by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, shown above; a new Federal-style house by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, shown below.
Opposite page, from top: Photograph by Lisa Romerin; this page, from top: Photograph by Thomas Loof; Photograph by Jeff Walker
A functional pantry/bar room in a Federal-style house designed by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, shown at left. A red-brick Federal-style home in Lexington, Ky., shown below, is more than 8,000 square feet.
And, he adds, the elegant, ample rooms and high ceilings remain desirable features nearly 250 years later. “We try to make the ceiling heights and well-proportioned rooms as generous as possible, and we often put a kitchen and family room in the best position in the house, whereas earlier houses would have put the drawing room and dining room in the best position,” he says. “And our houses incorporate the latest technology, much of which these days is wireless and invisible so that it does not detract from the architecture.” Saumarez Smith, who built a compact villa in the Regency style in rural New Hampshire, which the owners furnished with antique and Mid-Century Modern furniture and decorated with bold color on the walls, says the style is particularly appropriate for residences in the countryside: “The architects of the Regency period understood that the soft colors of natural stone and lime render tended to work better in natural surroundings than visually harsher materials like red brick.” on each side of it—and architectural character aren’t modified, the functions of the rooms are altered in order to accommodate the needs of 21st-century residents. “When the style was introduced, kitchens were small and closed off at the back of the house or in the basement,” he says. “People today want a more open plan that sites the kitchen close to the family room and dining room.” He adds that wings, either on the back or on each side of the residence, are sometimes added to house these rooms, making the house look as though it evolved over time. For a client in Greenwich, Connecticut’s chic Belle Haven neighborhood, Ferguson & Shamamian designed a white clapboard Federal-style house that’s a symphony in symmetry. Its simple facade is defined by a gabled main block, a projecting center
bay window, wood quoins on the corners that emulate stone, a cupola, end chimneys with see-through arches, and a widow’s walk that has a Chippendalestyle railing. There also is a wing on each side and a long projecting one on the back that houses the kitchen and family room, which open to a terrace and garden. “From the street, it looks like an old house,” he says, “because it fits so well into the neighborhood.” The Federal style is equally at home in the U.K., where it reigns as Regency. George Saumarez Smith, director of ADAM Architecture, based in Hampshire, England, says the style is eminently adaptable because “many of its themes, such as bringing plenty of natural light into rooms, forming a strong connection with gardens and landscapes, and the strong use of color, seem to have a resonance with the modern world.”
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EXPLORING ANTARCTICA IN STYLE
AN INCREASING NUMBER OF LUXE TOUR OPERATORS ARE VENTURING TO THE COLDEST, MOST UNEXPLORED PART OF THE WORLD
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o destination evokes such mystery as Antarctica, by far the least visited of the planet’s continents. Nearly twice the size of Australia, the “white continent” remains largely untouched, with almost no attractions or visitor services to speak of. This explains why visitors must enlist the aid of an established tour operator, and given the proliferation of ships (and planes) venturing across the Antarctic Circle and through the Southern Ocean, there are more choices than ever. These companies stand out from the competition by providing ﬁrst-time visitors with a next-level experience, complete with the kinds of access and extras rarely made available in the past. Some make it as easy as can be, providing all the arctic gear and helpful insight one needs to explore the coldest place on Earth. When it comes to luxury access, no operator pulls out the stops like White Desert. Established in 2005 by worldrecord holding, husband-and-wife polar
explorers Patrick and Robyn Woodhead, the venture was born out of a desire to allow people other than scientists and explorers to see the wonders of the continent’s interior. As the only company oﬀering travel to Antarctica by private jet—guests ﬂy directly from Cape Town, landing on the operator’s unique blue-ice runway—the majority of White Desert’s itineraries are unique. (The operating season typically runs from November through February.) There are three adventure camps, the newest of which (Echo) opened earlier this year; each provides comfy sleeping pods, cozy communal spaces, and oncein-a-lifetime activities. The camps, each of which holds up to 12 guests, oﬀer intimacy and privacy. Multigenerational groups can opt for exclusive use of a camp, allowing families to bond while sharing gourmet meals, sipping cocktails made with 10,000-year-old ice, and relaxing in saunas with glacier views. Ever mindful of the climate issues facing the continent, White Desert— which has been carbon neutral since
White Desert pulls out all the luxury stops when it comes to its exploratory trips to the “white continent,” shown at left and above.
2007—is the first operator in Antarctica to make use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Furthermore, it shares its aircraft with scientists, delivering them to their research bases more efficiently and with less environmental impact. The majority of visitors experience Antarctica via an expedition ship, most of which have evolved and modernized in order to satisfy the modern adventurer. The French cruise operator Ponant introduced its Le Commandant Charcot craft in 2021. After spending its maiden season in Antarctica, the vessel—the world’s only luxury icebreaker powered by liquefied natural gas—headed to the Arctic for the summer, when it became the first upscale passenger ship to reach the true geographic North Pole. Le Commandant makes use of an environmentally friendly hybridpropulsion system to reduce its footprint, and there’s a research lab on board for studying the polar environments it traverses. Creature comforts include cuisine from Alain Ducasse, free-flowing Veuve Clicquot, an indoor
swimming pool, and heated lagoonstyle baths. The vessel carries up to 245 guests to parts of Antarctica that most other ships can’t reach, including the Charcot and Peter I islands, and the ice-covered Amundsen Sea, a remote region that remains mostly unexplored. Building on almost 130 years of Norwegian pioneering heritage, Hurtigruten is the world’s largest expedition-cruise company. Having operated in Antarctica for 20 years, Hurtigruten Expeditions was the first cruise liner to introduce science centers onboard, staffed by an expert-led expedition team with guest lecturers/ scientists. When not engaging with nature through shore landings, kayaking excursions, and expedition adventures, passengers can participate in Citizen Science research projects for third-party organizations. In 2019, Hurtigruten debuted the MS Roald Amundsen, the world’s first battery hybrid-powered cruise ship. Environmentally conscious adventures can explore Antarctica aboard the stateof-the-art vessel, which features new
Clockwise, from top: White Desert is the only operator offering private-jet service to Antarctica; an up-close view of penguins with Abercrombie & Kent; Silversea Cruises has three ships in Antarctica, and offers options ranging from 10 to 28 days.
Clockwise, from top: White Desert Antarctica; Abercrombie & Kent; Silversea Cruises
and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology to reduce fuel consumption. Travelers with a hankering for adventure are wise to consider Aurora Expeditions, which has been delighting thrill-seekers in Antarctica since 1991. There’s a focus on immersive experiences such as trekking, camping, scuba diving, sea kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and climbing. The 100% climate neutral operator takes small groups (average of 132 passengers) on intimate expeditions varying in length from 9 to 26 days; fewer people means these expeditions are able to make more landings than the competition, with greater flexibility if tides, currents, ice, or weather dictate a schedule change. Travelers are accompanied by seasoned expedition specialists, including remote-area specialists, professional photographers, and scientists who host lectures. Silversea Cruises, which has three ships in Antarctica, offers nearly 50 sailing options ranging from 10 to 28 days. All-inclusive packages include everything from private executive transfers and butler service to shore excursions and expedition gear. Those looking to reach Antarctica without navigating the notoriously rough Drake Passage can opt for Silversea’s Antarctica Bridge Fly & Cruise service, in which guests fly business-class from Punta Arenas, Chile, straight to Antarctica, then explore the continent aboard one of the luxurious ships. The only luxury line to offer such a service, Silversea saw the need to create an option for guests who are short on time but still want to experience their Antarctica bucket-list trip. Due to high demand, Silversea has added additional Fly & Cruise itineraries. Adventurous types looking to knock multiple entries off their travel bucket lists can opt for one of the luxury tour operators offering multidestination packages centered on Antarctica. Notable options include Abercrombie & Kent, which has been operating in Antarctica for more than 30 years. The much-decorated company takes its guests on multiweek adventures that incorporate luxury expeditions aboard Ponant ships, ensuring every guest has a private balcony. Each year, the operator hosts a special cruise with climate scientist Dr. James McClintock, during which passengers discover the effects of rising global temperatures via enthralling lectures and meetings with scientists at Palmer Station, the only U.S. station north of the Antarctic Circle. Daily Zodiac excursions allow guests to witness rare and thrilling wildlife up close, from lively penguin colonies to several species of whales. As one of the most versatile luxury tour and travel operators, Red Savannah specializes in opulent villas, over-the-top safaris, luxe yacht charters, and more. The company offers seven Antarctica itineraries including an eight-day Antarctica by Private Jet package that incorporates White Desert’s camps, with rates running into the six figures per person. Through its partnership with Quark Expeditions, Red Savannah clients can experience Antarctica aboard Quark’s Ultramarine, a purpose-built vessel equipped with all the latest technology, including two twin-engine helicopters. A 15-minute helicopter flightseeing excursion is included for guests on every departure, and adventurers can access some of the continent’s rarely visited wonderlands by booking an additional heli-touring, -landing, or -trekking activity. Closer to land, kayaks and paddleboards allow guests to get up close to vivid blue icebergs. 15
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COTTAGE LUXURY THIS ENDURING STYLE IS ALL ABOUT ATMOSPHERE AND A COLLECTED LOOK
omfy, inviting, and abounding with charm, “cottage” is a style of decor C that can feel luxurious yet familiar at
the same time. If you picture a cottage, you’ll likely imagine painted woodwork, calming colors, and an easybreezy home. But this enduring style can be tailored to any taste and take on many faces. “Cottage-style is more about atmosphere than any particular decorating style,” says Georgia Zikas, an interior designer in West Hartford, Conn. Zikas explains that cottage decor can be translated in different ways and include casual furnishings, durable, easy-tomaintain fabrics, and a mélange of colors, patterns, and textures contributing to a collected look. “Ultimately, the core of cottage design is about relaxed, laid-back luxury as opposed to everything needing to fit a certain aesthetic vibe.” Paige Gray, co-founder and principal at Parker & Harlow in Powell River, British Columbia, agrees, stating that decorating in the cottage style is about staying authentic to your lifestyle. “Look at what motivates you and makes you feel most comfortable,” she advises. LET NATURE INSPIRE
A home’s backdrop is perhaps the most obvious place to glean inspiration for any interior, cottage decor included. “If the landscape is bustling with raw organic textures, bluffs, and wild coastline with dense woodlands, I prefer the interiors to reflect a deeper tonal range with more attention focused on bringing those organic touches into the home,” Gray says. In which case, she’d probably pick warm earth tones and bold woven textures. But if the cottage is seaside, she prefers a soft white interior to play off the beach and serenity of the ocean. Still, she says, “there’s something also very refreshing when beachside cottages get bold with unexpected color.” While red may make some homeowners anxious, “the statement hue could spark a fond recollection for another. If it reminds you of dockside buoys and memories of a childhood lighthouse, go with it,” she says.
Elevated tradition, as seen in this room in a Connecticut home decorated by Georgia Zikas, is one of the characteristics of cottage style.
ULTIMATELY, CURATE AND COLLECT
ESTABLISH THE FRAMEWORK
An elegant yet classic kitchen by Georgia Zikas, shown above. This page, bottom right: Laid-back luxury is on display in a Connecticut living room also designed by Georgia Zikas
Custom woodwork is an excellent starting point, embellishing the architecture before decorating. “Millwork is always a wonderful element to add into a room because it adds instant depth and charm,” Zikas says. “I love beadboard or wainscotting to help frame a space that perhaps needs a bit more definition.” She suggests adding wood paneling to a sunroom, dining room, or bedroom. But don’t overdo it. “Avoid the trend of putting paneling in every room of the house,” she stresses. “It can start to make the space feel one-dimensional, defeating the purpose of using beadboard to add dimension.” Zikas recommends purchasing high-quality furnishings and upscale draperies and lighting first to shape a room’s framework. After confirming those key components, introduce fun accents “to bring the cottage feel to life.”
the investment to have slips that properly fit your furniture,” Gray says. She recommends going with custom slipcovers in durable fabrics. “As lovely as a 100% linen fabric looks, the fabric industry has evolved so much over the past decade and getting a textile with a poly mix in it will be much more beneficial for wear and tear as well as longevity.” To keep a high-end aesthetic, steer clear of frilly fringe skirts and overly stuffed sofas, but there’s no need to avoid printed fabrics. “A club chair in a ticking stripe is a fabulous option for a cottage,” Zikas says.
The “collected look” may be the decor style’s signature, so curating pieces slowly will lend charm and appeal. “Overall, let your space breathe and allow your home to gather touches over time,” Gray says. “Some of the best cottage spaces I’ve toured over the years have that certain collected vibe that only comes from years of letting a home evolve with you and your lifestyle.” For example, a medley of cups in the cupboard can boost that curated look. “I don’t think I’ve been in a single cottage where all the coffee mugs match, and I love that,” she says. According to Zikas, the finishing touches are all about character and comfort and tastefully mixing and matching, traits for which cottage design is most recognized and celebrated. “A great linen throw; a floral-printed throw pillow alongside a solid one in the same color family; a wicker lamp with a sleek lampshade; or a colorful rug to offset the neutrality of the space—all of these elements will instantly warm up your home and create that cozy, lived-in feel that cottage design is so loved for.”
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STAY SIMPLE AND PRACTICAL
“Keep things simple and veer away from anything that feels clichéd,” Gray says. “Have storage solutions to keep practical items like board games and crafts tucked away when not in use. Kitchens should also be straightforward yet elegant. Choose low-maintenance fixtures and finishes, but one exception is an old-world stove.” Gray recommends an antique look-alike to boost the cottage theme. In terms of furniture, slipcovers are pragmatic, attractive, and often quintessential to the cottage style. A well-fitted slipcovered sofa or pair of lounge chairs can enhance a room’s design. “It’s a dying craft, but worth 17
A TACTILE TOUCH BOUCLÉ AND SHERPA ADD THAT WARM AND COZY FEEL TO ANY ROOM
This space designed by Jaqui Seerman features a chair made of Opuzen bouclé.
and cozy. Because these fabrics, in all of their fleecy glory, are meant to be touched. “Bouclé and sherpa add infinite textural interest to anything they are used to upholster,” says Paul de Andrade of Studio Kestrel in New York. “They create a more dynamic feel to furnishings because they evolve under varying lighting conditions,” he says. Bouclé, the French word for “loop” or “curl” is just that—a fabric named for the rings in its yarn. The nubby, textural material was born in Europe and gained widespread popularity in the U.S. when in 1948 designer Eero Saarinen crafted his iconic Womb Chair in the fabric. The material soon spread to the fashion world via Coco Chanel, who used it to iterate her couture jackets. While traditionally crafted from wool, today bouclé is made from blends of silk and rayon, alpaca, linen, and cotton. “At least two strands of yarn are combined—with the tension on one strand being less than the other to create this looped, pile effect,” says Elisa Baran of Elisa Baran LLC in New York. Not as tightly woven as bouclé, sherpa fabric is named for the wooly lined clothing worn by the Sherpa people of Nepal. Though it echoes the texture of wool, it’s generally made from fabrics such as cotton, polyester, or a blend of cotton and synthetic fibers. Fluffier and more highly piled than bouclé, the dense faux-sheepskin fabric is used for blankets, boot and coat liners, slippers, and mittens. “It’s bouclé’s more durable cousin, made with the same curved piles of cozy material but typically with a synthetic composite making it very user friendly,” says Los Angeles-based designer Jaqui Seerman. Both materials are having a moment in the home—popping up in interior spaces across the board from modern to traditional, says Melanie Hay of Melanie Hay Design Studio in Toronto. “Bouclé and sherpa lend a slight retro nod to the past, imparting a textural effect that pairs well with a plethora of finishes,” Hay says. “Both are as at home in a traditional setting paired with wainscotting and traditional prints as they are in a minimalist, pared-back Scandinavian home with rustic wood and concrete.” They are also great alternatives to linens or velvets, Seerman says. “When used in a room with other traditional woven fabrics, bouclé and sherpa add a playful texture and catch the light to add visual diversity,” Seerman says.
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rtfully upholstered pieces with materials like sherpa and bouclé A instantly make a space feel warm
FOCUS ON FURNISHINGS
Since these fabrics evoke an immediate sense of relaxation, utilizing them as seating upholstery is a natural fit. “Sofas and accent chairs are usually the best items to upholster in bouclé or sherpa. This is because when they are pulled taut during the upholstery process, it gives the seating clean, smooth lines but with endless texture,” de Andrade says. Both materials work well on tightly upholstered and slightly rounded, sculptural furniture. “It gives a ’70s Italian modern feel,” Hay says. The materials can span different furniture styles, complementing a modern piece or updating a classic piece. “A lot of clients are using bouclé to update a classic chair or sofa. You can keep legs exposed or upholster them,” says textile artist Rosemary Hallgarten, whose Norwalk, Conn.-based business specializes in alpaca bouclé rugs and fabrics. “I would pick one or two key pieces in a room to use bouclé or sherpa, and make sure there are a variety of textures to balance out the impact of this particular fabric,” Hay suggests. Keep in mind, more durable bouclé fabrics sacrifice sherpa’s softness. “For a family room sofa, you will want a practical wool blend, but for accent pieces and headboards you can use more luxurious textures,” Hallgarten says.
Start small with accents and build from there. “It ’s also possible to inject smaller elements of bouclé or sherpa by adding a few toss cushions here and there, or by upholstering a small ottoman or bench,” Hay says. CONSIDER THE COLOR
Generally, lighter color bouclés and sherpas are more popular, “because the texture is more noticeable in whites and creams, since it catches the light in a space and evolves throughout the day,” de Andrade says. And because these fabrics are so trendy, natural colors will help them stand the test of time. However, Hallgarten believes colors work particularly well with bouclé. “You can go brighter with a bouclé because you are getting texture, but you aren’t having to use a lot of patterns.” She sells multicolor confetti and siren-yellow bouclé fabrics, which she says work well on more classic shapes. Hay suggests using the materials in a soft blush, which looks elegant paired with raw brass fixtures in a library, for example. “But they also look wonderful in camel, cream, or dark charcoal in a more neutral environment,” she says. CREATE CONTRAST
Working with such highly textured fabrics, de Andrade believes it’s important
to mix and match materials throughout a room to create interest. “I always try to integrate plenty of clean lines so that you get a modern feel. Things like wood grain, lustrous antique brass, and textured wallpapers all pair really well with bouclé and sherpa.” Balancing these very tactile textures with smoother surfaces as well as more tightly woven fabrics helps create a layered look. For instance, Hallgarten tends to add fabrics like mohair, velvet, or a soft linen to the mix. She also combines textures on singular pieces, such as “our chalk-stripe alpaca bouclé on the back of a chair and our very practical indoor/outdoor fabric on the inside,” she says. When working with sherpa and bouclé, Hallgarten wouldn’t use both materials in the same room and often balances the rest of a home with less textured fabrics like linen or cotton. “You don’t want to overwhelm your home, just like you wouldn’t want to overwhelm your outfit—imagine wearing sherpa and bouclé head to toe,” Baran says. “Incorporating these fabrics creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere that balances nontextural pieces in the home. Once you add them to your space, you’ll see an immediate difference in the way it feels—and it will become the area you go to most often for comfort,” she says.
Rosemary Hallgarten designed this living room with a cozy-yet-chic bouclé seating area.
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WILMER VALDERRAMA’S FAVORITE THINGS AT HOME FROM KETTLEBELLS TO A ZORRO FIGURINE— HERE’S WHAT THE ACTOR CHERISHES ilmer Valderrama, who currently stars as Special Agent Nick Torres on NCIS, has filled the Los Angeles home he W shares with his wife and baby daughter with unique items—
“Zorro has been incredibly important to me since I was a little boy,” says Valderrama. “I grew up in Venezuela until I was 13. He was one of the very few, if not the only, hero that kind of looked like me. His elegance, his humor, his chivalry, and his intellect were inspirational. When I became an actor, I thought, ‘One day I have to play Zorro.’ And dreams come true. This statue was given to me by John Gertz. He and his family have been the gatekeepers of the Zorro legacy. When we were partnering up for the live-action Zorro series for Disney, he sent me this surprise gift and said ‘You’re the perfect Zorro.’ ” 20
USO AWARD AND PICTURE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA
Valderrama is a global ambassador for the USO. “This flag was given to me at the USO Center in New York City. At the time, I was producing and starring in Handy Manny, and we did a reading for the military kids. The flag was flown over Ground Zero. Below, is my photo with President Obama. As a member of the executive board of directors for Voto Latino, we had a conversation about immigration reform. This framed picture arrived in the mail soon after. He had written a personal note on the bottom.”
BLACK QUARTZ SKULL
“In indigenous cultures—I’m 47% indigenous South American—skulls are sometimes kept as a symbol of safety and protection. This is one of maybe 14 skulls I have. In the morning, I give it two clicks on the forehead and start my day. It’s almost like an acknowledgement of an exchange of energy.”
MICHAEL MILLER PHOTOGRAPH OF A LION
Not Pictured “Michael Miller is an iconic photographer—he does all the Marvel posters and artwork. But he also does something truly special with his own photography, capturing animals in their natural habitats,” says the NCIS star. “I connected with his art so much, and we met through our mutual friend and have since become incredibly close. In my own career, I’ve had to find confidence from a primal instinct, to have the audacity to believe I could achieve things that, culturally or stereotypically, people thought I couldn’t. That photo reminds me of the serenity and confidence, but also the stillness, I should have as I carry myself in this industry and in my career.”
Opposite page: Jenna Peffley; this page: Courtesy of Wilmer Valderrama (4)
be it a hand-carved bar imported from El Paso, a bright blue living-room rug, or a massive chestnut-leather couch. “It’s about warmth and comfort, but also heritage and history,” says the actor, who rose to stardom playing Fez on That ’70s Show. Elegant textures and warm hues are found throughout. It’s a bit of a mishmash—but a compelling one. The same could be said of Valderrama’s wide-ranging career. The actor is gearing up to play a live-action Zorro for Disney and preparing for That ’90s Show on Netflix. And Valderrama continues on one of the most successful shows in TV history with NCIS. “It was a little daunting joining the show in its 13th season,” he says. But he sorted that out, ultimately creating a character that moved the franchise forward. He did it by putting a lot of his culture and his humor into it, he says. Seven seasons later, he’s never looked back. It only makes sense that the actor’s five favorite things at home are items that will surely stand the test of time.
“I wanted my gym to be fun and a little badass, and I started personalizing everything. Then I found these,” says the actor. “When you’re looking at your form in the mirror while working out, you have this angry animal looking at you, and it really brings to life the fight against yourself. It triggers an emotion. You’re there in the gym alone, and you just have to do it. It’s almost like these kettlebells are looking at you, keeping you in check.”
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WELL- HEELED AFTER LEAVING A CAREER IN FINANCE, LEBANESE- BORN DESIGNER JENNIFER CHAMANDI IS TAKING LUXURY SHOES TO NEW HEIGHTS
Chamandi launched her luxury shoe brand just 10 days after giving birth—to identical twins. Jennifer Her former colleagues at Merrill Lynch were likely not
Given the timing of your children’s birth and your brand launch, it seems fair to say you’re a multitasker.
I think it was perfect timing. Had I had the kids before, I would’ve delayed launching. Had I launched the business before, I would’ve delayed kids. So…10 days apart was the perfect storm. It’s like having triplets. Oddly, that makes sense.
Last October, I celebrated ﬁve years with the brand and the girls. This is the ﬁrst year I feel I’m above the surface. When building a business, the ﬁrst few years are a steep learning curve. Raising kids is the same. And having twins means
Both ready-to-wear and bespoke options are available.
double everything. But now they entertain each other, they have the same homework, same parties. So…it’s very eﬃcient. Spoken like a true banker.
I always wanted to do shoes, but in Lebanon if you’re not a doctor, engineer, or accountant, you know, there’s a problem. [She chuckles.] I entered ﬁnance, thinking I’d be there a couple of years. It turned into seven. I was on the structured-products desk, which is very technical, analytical. I’ve always loved mathematics. I’ve always said that shoes are the mathematics of fashion. Ha! You may be the only person who’s ever seen that correlation.
I know. [She laughs.] I’m going to show you something I’ve never shown anyone. One second. [She riﬂes through a clear sleeve folder and pulls out a sheet of paper with the image of her two-toned Lorenzo pump, detailed with lines and angles, reminiscent of a blueprint.] Just to show you how my brain works. The strap is parallel to the ground. The heel is perpendicular to the strap. And the outer slant [of the toe-cap] is 45 degrees. Nothing is random in the design. Your handbag line, Le 8, shares the same geometry and clean lines. Why eight?
Numbers are international. I say “le huit,” but other customers call it “le eight” or “le otto.” Eight is my
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surprised. Chamandi is, if nothing else, 1) eﬃcient, and 2) obsessed with shoes. Always has been. Hustling around the trading ﬂoor, the London School of Economics grad quickly became known for her signature high heels. She worked at Merrill for seven years, while taking design courses at London’s Cordwainers College and Central Saint Martins. In 2016, she launched her luxury shoe brand. The craftsmanship (each shoe is handmade in Italy) and patented “eye of the needle” stiletto (a gold-plated eye is carved into every heel, allowing a strap to slip through and support the foot) caught the eye of buyers, from Harrods to Bergdorf Goodman to Net-a-Porter.com. And celebrities like Amal Clooney, Meghan Markle, and Anne Hathaway. Born in Lebanon and now based in London, Chamandi, 35, launched handbags this past spring, and in recent weeks unveiled an online bespoke program, allowing fans to create shoes using some 400 combinations of materials, shades, and heel heights. Sitting in her London showroom against a pink wall lined with shelves of shoes, Chamandi recently chatted with RESIDE® about her passion for math, eﬃciency, and shoes, shoes, shoes.
lucky number. Each bag’s buckle is in the “eye of the needle” shape, in crystals. For spring 2023 I’m doing the buckle in pearls. When you put two of those “eyes” together it forms a number eight. So it’s not random. Everything’s connected. And, in this case, charitable—10% of handbag proceeds from your website benefit the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
They do amazing work [supporting children], especially in the early years. They say the ﬁrst ﬁve years are what molds the individual for life. I’ve just gone through those years with my children. They’re crucial. All your goods are handmade. Why was that important to you?
My factory [outside Milan] is a three-generation atelier. It’s all done by hand. The stitching of every strap on every slingback is done by my manufacturer’s grandfather. That’s why I called this pump after him—the Vittorio. It was our ﬁrst slingback. He’s so particular about them. And the heels are specially made, costing about 20 times more than a normal heel. Twenty times! That cuts into my margin. But I wanted to have this heel, and that “Made in Italy” stamp. I’m all about timeless designs. The look of my shoes is classic. You buy a pair, you cherish them, you wear them with diﬀerent outﬁts. I rewear my shoes all the time. Obviously, I have a business to build, and I want women to buy more than one. But a good shoe will last. This is something clients feel when they see the shoe and slip it on. They feel the craft.
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Jennifer Chamandi, shown at left, uses mathematical-level precision to create her shoe lines.
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THE ENDURING STYLE OF SIGNET RINGS hen you begin to learn about the history of signet rings (the name comes from the Latin word “signum” or W sign), one thing becomes quite clear: This is a piece of jewelry
that once served a very important purpose, making them far more than a mere accessory. In ancient Egypt, members of wealthy families and the Pharaohs themselves would dip these rings, which traditionally bore the family crest, into hot sealing wax to “sign” important documents. These classic pieces were also used to seal other correspondence, says Emmet Smith, the founder and owner of Rebus, a bespoke jewelry company in London that’s known for its traditional hand-engraved signet rings. “You’d use your signet ring to seal a sensitive letter, a love letter, or any information you needed to be discreet,” says Smith, who founded his company in 2005 as a department within R.H. Wilkins, the renowned engravers based in London’s Hatton Garden. The design was ingenious, too, from the very inception of these pieces, he says. “The way it works is that your family crest is carved deeply into the ring, but it has to be in reverse,” he says. “This way, once the ring is pushed into the wax and released, that wax impression is in the correct direction.”
Emmet Smith’s Rebus creates hand-engraved signet rings, shown at top, that are entirely bespoke; a ring by Ruffs, shown below, one of the oldest signet ring makers in the U.K.
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POPULAR WITH BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, THESE TIMELESS CLASSICS ARE MORE THAN A MERE ACCESSORY
For all the millennia since, the signet ring has remained a jewelry staple that transcends fashion trends. “They’re not showy,” he says. “It’s something you can wear every day to any occasion. It’s the only piece of jewelry, besides a wedding ring, that you wouldn’t take off.” Smith says that customers remain interested in signet rings with family crests and monograms, but they’re also expanding into requesting rings with symbolic images that matter to them personally. “We put mood boards together and flesh out symbols for our customers,” he says. “A signet ring is simple, elegant, and a blank canvas to make your own.” And, unlike other types of jewelry, signet rings are equally popular with men and women, says Mark Ruff, executive chairman of Ruffs, one of the oldest makers of signet rings in the U.K. “Once upon a time they were a mark of a gentleman,” he says. “But that’s no longer the case. I think everyone can— and should—wear them.” In addition, while signet rings are traditionally worn on the pinky finger of your left hand, there are no hard and fast rules anymore, says Ruff, who represents the fourth generation of the Ruff lineage making signet rings since 1904.
“I always say to a customer ‘wear it where you feel most comfortable, like a piece of clothing,’ ” he says. A NEW TAKE ON A SIMPLE WEDDING BAND
One interesting new trend: Some couples are now designing unique signet rings instead of shopping for traditional wedding bands. “Wedds, as we jewelers call them, symbolize love and commitment,” Smith says. “The traditional wedding band is slowly evolving into statements of a couple’s individuality; this is where the signet ring comes into its own.” These “bands of gold” boast hand engraving—and a bigger surface area—
and offer an opportunity to become a personal emblem for a couple. “Couples can put more information within a signet ring,” Smith says. “For example, we can put secret messages inside the shank, we’ve done mountain ranges where the couple met, and we can add a depiction of a favorite pet. The options are limitless.” And, signet rings can also serve as a lovely gesture that symbolically connects two families, Ruff says. “You can use the time designing signet rings as an opportunity for two families to unite and make family crests together,” he says. “What’s most wonderful is that signet rings are timeless and made to order, which makes them even more special.”
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The Keeper signet ring with black diamonds, shown above, is from London-based Rebus. A collection of unique signets from Ruffs is shown at left.
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today’s fast-paced, experience-first world, concierge are evolving to satisfy their clientele. Incompanies Adventures and celebrations are getting more personal,
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more spontaneous, and they’re lasting longer. “More and more people have realized that life is short,” says Lauren Wilt, U.S. CEO of Quintessentially, a London-based global concierge that provides luxury lifestyle services such as travel experiences, restaurant access, and creating personalized events. “They want to enjoy the time they have, and they are willing to have a professional plan for them.” The growth in interest has led the company to nearly double its U.S. staff in the past year. Before the pandemic, clients would book 12 months out for big family vacations, but now 70% of these bookings are for trips in the next 60 days, Wilt says. “If prepandemic they took more vacations, they’re taking fewer now, but for longer,” she says. “It feels like, ‘It’s good now, let’s do it. We don’t know if things are going to change, so if it looks safe, let’s do it.’ ” And as such the company is ready to change flights at any hour, Wilt says. Kimberley Watt, director at The Fixer, a London-based global concierge providing bespoke experiences and travel itineraries, says: “Before, we were probably doing 25% last-minute versus 75% planned. Now we’re probably doing 75% last-minute. Covid completely changed the way people act. They live in the moment a lot more.” For example, The Fixer received a late-June request for 20 boat rentals on July 4, and restaurant requests and cancellations
Opposite page, from left: Emily Tierney, The Fixer Lifestyle Group; Armando Espinoza; this page, from top: Octola; COMO Maalifushi
This page, top: The Fixer offered clients a private viewing of the Northern Lights with a lodge buyout in Finnish Lapland. This page, bottom: A Maldives snorkeling experience courtesy of The Fixer. Opposite page, left: A picnic in Montauk planned by The Fixer; a private birthday event in Manhattan, by The Fixer, shown at right.
are more sudden, says the company’s U.S. lifestyle manager, Emily Tierney. “I’ll go there myself in person to try and get the reservations, because we don’t like to say no,” she says. Quintessentially has also expanded its reach when it comes to restaurant access. Bookings had focused on New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, but things shifted during the pandemic. “People moved, so access to restaurants around the country and around the world is important too, so we’ve had to expand,” Wilt says. With requests growing for larger and more personalized experiences,
The Fixer is spending more time on fulfillment while expanding its staff, Watt says. “It feels like people have been holding back, and they suddenly let go,” she says. The Fixer’s popular recent offerings include a customized ski trip to Deer Valley, Utah, with a private jet; night snorkeling with whale sharks in the Maldives; and a birthday event with an artist who creates souvenirs. Concierge services also need to handle pandemic concerns. “We had a client who wanted to go skiing over the winter, but it was still Covid, and they still wanted their privacy,” says Tierney.
“So we ended up getting a residence within a resort, and rather than having them up in the resort with all the people, they had their private residence.” The Fixer found private ski instructors who were dedicated just to the kids for the whole week. The team also navigated limitations on 24-hour room service. “We really wanted to have the kids be able to order hot chocolates or ice cream sundaes after the time that it may be offered, so we brought in a private chef and a server that would come every night.” At Quintessentially, Wilt says she’s seeing requests for bigger milestone celebrations, too. “A member’s wife is turning 60 this summer, and instead of just hosting a party for a few friends, he’s hosting a party for 100 people and we are planning all the travel and an A-list musician performance,” Wilt says. The experiential realm is an important part of today’s requests, Wilt says. Whereas in the past people might have just bought a large gift like a luxury timepiece, “now it’s going on a factory tour and really experiencing the brand,” too, she says. “Our customers are more in tune with how those brands reacted during the pandemic: sustainability, supporting people in need. People took a really hard look at life and what’s important in the long run.” 27
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REIMAGINING TEXTILE DESIGN
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MASSACHUSETTS - BASED MERIDA IS “PART INNOVATION LAB AND PART ATELIER” t a time when more than 90% of the world’s rugs are stitched together with fragments of plastic and A chemically bathed synthetics, one American textile house
Merida’s showroom has a gallery-like feel. It’s an illuminated and minimalistic space that lets the colors and textures of the environmentally friendly pieces shine.
is consciously threading the needle in a different way. “Our mission is to be a countercultural company reimagining textile design and manufacturing in the U.S.,” says Catherine Connolly, CEO of Merida, which crafts woven-toorder, eco-friendly rugs and stair runners made to inspire and transform the canvas of everyday living spaces. “We took the long view and started to create an environment where we could be part innovation lab and part atelier, where we were practicing and perfecting technique on a regular basis.” Connolly says putting authentic materials that are healthy and beautiful into the hands of artisans means the possibility of something special. “I knew that the products would have to be unique and truly extraordinary if it was going to work.” Connolly, who took over as CEO in 2007, favors a balanced approach to evolving the direct-to-trade company, while making it a continuously enriching experience for customers, industry professionals, and Merida’s own employees. One guiding tenet is to utilize all-natural and rapidly replenishable materials that are safe for the environment and healthy for the home. Merida’s products often feature an amalgam of fibers as identifiable as they are comfortable to the touch, including wool, linen, mohair, cotton, even silk. Yet being environmentally aware isn’t just a hyped-up publicity tactic. In January 2022, Merida became the first U.S. company to earn Green Product Assurance certification, meaning all components of Merida’s rugs, including the backings, have been rigorously tested and found devoid of harmful chemicals and materials. “We feel it was important to authentically tell people not only our commitment to natural materials but also to the health of our clients and our craftsmen,” says Connolly. Another company commitment is directed at the team of Merida makers. This collective of artisans and craftsmen makes up part of the 35-strong team at Merida headquarters, an impressive 40,000-square-foot workshop and yarn library located in Fall River, Mass., the original textile mill hub of America. Because reverence for textile fabrication and future innovation is so intrinsic to the brand, Merida’s in-house artisans and weavers are continually emboldened to learn, evolve, and thrive, explains Connolly. “We aspire to elevate the practice of craftsmanship by providing opportunities for our craftsmen to master techniques, gain the confidence and have the space to innovate, and develop viable careers.” This handiwork flourishes in Merida’s robust collections of colorful, comfortable products envisaged by artistic director Sylvie Johnson. The 2022 Portfolio collection, guided by a curated lineup of soft watercolors, takes its cues from the Arte Povera movement, a translation of found materials into artistic expression. The 2022 Atelier collection pulls out the stops with color and texture; it plays on the theme of light and shadow through a sophisticated and textured palette of natural yarns that evoke a comforting beauty to the eye and also underfoot.
Atelier is a collective celebration of original forms, both organic and symmetrical, inspired from a menagerie of natural and manmade notions ranging from landscapes to precious baubles, cultural heritage sites, and artists and artistic movements of all genres, including sculptors, photographers, architects, and fashion designers. There’s nothing commonplace in these creations, and that’s the point. Johnson explains that memory, tradition, and story are elemental to the designs, an accumulation of experiences in living, and especially through art, travel, and food: “We can’t create from scratch—everything we learned through reading, any exhibits we saw, any music we listened to, every meal we had.” Johnson says these lived moments are woven directly into the rugs and emanate as texture, contrast, and unexpected detail. Pricing for this attention to detail ranges depending on the order, but retail costs for a typical 8- by-10foot rug made in Fall River hover around $10,500. For Merida’s new flagship showroom, which debuted at the New York Design Center in May, it was only fitting to create a gallery atmosphere that could present the collections as they were meant to be experienced: in an illuminated and minimalistic space where the colors and textures can be celebrated. The finished gallery is the work of New York interior designer Mark Cunningham and his team, who have worked with the brand for many years. The most gratifying part of visiting the showroom isn’t just the rainbow buffet for the eyes, but also the experience of walking on livable art. Customers are invited to take off their shoes and to feel the handicraft of what Merida does best. The final brand commitment, says Connolly, is simple but perhaps the most meaningful of all: creating a company that thrives on quality, beauty, and respect for the process. “Merida cultivates a virtuous circle by creating products that bring as much joy to the maker as to the receiver.” 29
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A MODERN TAKE ON 18TH - CENTURY FURNISHINGS ENTREPRENEUR MARTIN PIETRI HAS CRAFTSMANSHIP IN HIS DNA
Manufactures Emblem Paris has been able to preserve French furniture and support artisans and their craft.
artisans who were living repositories for centuries of rare craftsmanship and expertise. It was also a way to reconnect with his own family’s lost cabinetmaking heritage. “It was in my DNA and in my culture,” Pietri says while seated in a Choiseul bergère from his first acquisition, Maison Taillardat. In Emblem’s new, gembox of a showroom in New York’s SoHo, Pietri recalls how his maternal grandmother would tell him stories about Georges Jacob, the maîtreébéniste (master cabinetmaker) who founded a dynasty of cabinetmakers in 18th-century France. Pietri heard how Jacob was responsible for Louis XVI’s throne and furniture for Marie Antoinette—and how that relationship almost cost Jacob his head during the French Revolution. Thanks to his friendship with the famous painter Jacques-Louis David, Jacob was spared the guillotine, and went on to provide elegant furniture for many of Napoleon’s residences, as well as his descendants. But the story Pietri’s grandmother related was not just one of nostalgia, but of regret: Jacob’s grandson Alphonse Jacob Desmalter shuttered the company doors, ending the dynasty of these pre-eminent neoclassical cabinetmakers. In 2015, destiny called. While visiting Maison Taillardat, which manufactures high-end traditional furniture designed and executed according to original drawings from the 18th century and traditional methods, Pietri met with the company’s matriarch, Madame Taillardat. She told him her daughter didn’t want to take over the company, and that she needed to sell Maison Taillardat. “At this time I was wondering about my professional life,” Pietri says. “I wanted to reconnect with this part of my family legacy, and I decided I wanted to get into my own creative business to have more freedom.” Pietri saw an opportunity to both have his own business and to restart his family’s story. “Of course, she was not from my family, but it was the same field, the same know-how,” Pietri says. “These things spoke to me very, very deeply.” Pietri remembers his first visit: “When I walked into the workshop and saw the team, the products, I thought, ‘This is for me.’ ” In the Maison Taillardat catalog, there is a Jacob
chair, which honors Pietri’s ancestors. Maison Taillardat is the biggest part of Emblem’s portfolio. “We do business all over the world, in the most beautiful palace hotels, such as George V, Le Meurice, and Plaza Athénée hotels in Paris, but also in amazing homes for people,” Pietri says. “At the same time, because we only work with interior designers and not the general public, we’re not very well-known.” In addition to Maison Taillardat, Pietri also added enamel specialists Manufacture des Émaux de Longwy This page: Anne Emmanuelle Thion; opposite page: Stefano Pasqualetti; Manufactures Emblem Paris (headshot)
hen entrepreneur Martin Pietri founded Manufactures Emblem Paris in 2015, it was both to preserve some W of France’s celebrated furniture ateliers and to support the
Martin Pietri, shown above, is a descendant of one of Napoleon’s furniture makers.
to the Emblem Group. The company, which dates back to 1798, is the last manufacturer in the world to practice its specific technique of cloisonné, which uses ceramic as the base instead of the more commonly used metal. “It’s very important to keep this expertise alive,” Pietri says. “I’m very proud of this company because this year we worked with Yves Saint Laurent and with the architect and designer India Mahdavi.”
Pietri soon acquired furniture maker Maison Craman-Lagarde, known for French classic, Art Deco, and contemporary styles. “At Craman-Lagarde we can manufacture Marie Antoinette’s desk in mother of pearl [the original is at Château Fontainebleau],” Pietri says. “And at the same time we can work with a French designer to do very contemporary marquetry.” Vernaz & Filles, renowned for its gold leaf and custom restoration work,
is the latest addition to the growing Emblem portfolio. “It’s amazing because nobody knows that gold leaf can be applied everywhere,” Pietri says. “We do projects for residential, for public areas, and within Emblem— Vernaz works with Taillardat to gild wood, for example.” The showroom in New York’s SoHo displays Emblem’s high-end museumquality furniture and decorative objects of both classical and contemporary design with a kind of je ne sais quoi; walls and ceilings are covered in garden treillage with blue-sky motifs, and a Vernaz & Filles gilded mirror hangs above a Maison Taillardat Reine console, which looks down on a Murat chaise from Maison Taillardat. There’s even a replica of Marie Antoinette’s lit pour chien, the Théodore dog bed. Bees, Emblem’s logo, are featured on cabinets while birds decorate walls and ceramics, alike. “So this little Frenchie comes to the U.S. with 18th century-inspired chairs,” Pietri jokes. “It’s quite unique.” Jokes aside, Pietri enjoys being a bit of a novelty in the States. “We are so French, so colorful, so fantastical, but at the same time we can give a contemporary twist.” Pietri’s contributions to the advancement and preservation of France’s design heritage won him the honorific “Chevalier” by the French government in 2021. “I think I am in the middle of the story,” Pietri says. “In order to remain relevant, we need to double our size. I want to welcome new knowledge, techniques, and companies.” 31
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AN ARCHITECTURAL DUO THAT’S ‘LOCALLY ROOTED AND NATIONLESS’ THE FOUNDERS OF SO - IL TALK ABOUT STARTING A FIRM DURING A DOWNTURN, GROWING THEIR BUSINESS, AND WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THE FUTURE
ince founding their New York City-based architectural firm SO-IL in 2008, Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg have S taken on projects around the world. Describing itself as “both
locally rooted and nationless,” the firm’s portfolio includes a library in Cleveland and an art museum in Seoul, as well as interactive public installations and fashion showrooms. Clients include Google, Versace, and the Whitney Museum. Liu, 42, was born in Nanjing, China, attended high school in Japan, and got her architectural education in New Orleans at Tulane University. Idenburg, 47, grew up in the Netherlands and Colombia. They met in Tokyo, where Idenburg worked at the SANAA architectural firm for eight years. In June, Williams College announced that SO-IL had been chosen as architects of a new building for the Williams College Museum of Art on the college’s campus in Williamstown, Mass. Here they talk about their inspirations and designs and what’s next for their busy and growing firm.
What drew you to architecture? jing liu: I was always artistically inclined. I also love engi-
neering and physics—the tinkling of things and understanding their inner workings. But above all I loved the cities, the history, and the culture of it all. I love learning about how a city became what it is and looking at them and imagining how they might evolve. the way it combines artistry, technology, and society. It gives shape and form and experience to things that are happening in the world. At 16, I decided that this is what I wanted to do. Also, I have a distant family member, a great uncle of mine, Hendrik Petrus Berlage, who is considered the Frank Lloyd Wright of Dutch architecture.
You’ve always had your offices in Brooklyn, and you live there now. What do you like about Brooklyn? liu: We live near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and I just love it
The Amant Arts Campus in Brooklyn, N.Y., offers a residency program for artists, and is spread across three blocks in an industrial neighborhood. SO-IL designed the space from scratch.
there. It’s one of the last remaining industrial and manufacturing neighborhoods in New York. The city of New York in general is very stimulating. You have people from all over the world, all walks of life, speaking so many different languages. That in itself keeps your brain working, as creative people. idenburg: New York is the best place for two noncitizens to
live. We love the diversity of Brooklyn, the vibes, as my daughters
This page: ©nkubota; opposite page: Vincent Tullo
florian idenburg: What attracted me about the field was
liu: Over the last five, six, seven years,
we’ve gotten more familiar with the U.S. market and how cultural decisions are made.
Speaking of local, your new Amant Arts Campus in Brooklyn recently won an award from the prestigious Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize. Tell us more about Amant and how it came to be. idenburg: It took a while because we
would say. We have many friends that are combined cultures, like us, and it’s a very attractive place for them. Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg founded SO-IL together in 2008.
How do you find working together as a husband-and-wife team? idenburg: When you start a practice
you have to invest a lot of time—architecture is very time consuming. We were starting a family at the same time, and it’s a similar investment of time. Doing it together, it was easy to do these two things at the same time. But we do spend all this time together and you never really leave your job. Our daughters call it ‘archi-torture’ because we do talk a lot about work. But it works well for us.
liu: We know each other so well. Often
we can complete each other’s sentences with only a few words. So that’s very efficient. We get a lot done together quickly. But when we don’t agree or can’t get on the same page with some
things, it also takes a lot of work to break out of our own pattern. But this is also productive because it keeps us critical of ourselves and you need that. How has your firm evolved since you founded it in 2008? idenburg: We launched our firm in
2008, when the Great Recession was just beginning. Half of the architects in New York lost their jobs and many firms closed. The beginning was hard. We were very frugal and nimble. We gradually built up our name and reputation. Now people come to us. Since 2008, the country has had a quite successful economy, and we’ve grown along with that. We’re now a 25-person firm. We do mostly cultural projects and we work all over the world—Australia, China, Korea, Mexico, France, Portugal, Italy. Since Covid, there has been a new paradigm shift. A lot of our work is now local, which is very exciting.
were building a new institution from scratch. Our client, Lonti Ebers, was noticing that it was becoming harder and harder for artists to spend time in New York. She wanted to create a residency program for artists, in which they have six months to work and think and slow down without having to produce anything, and they get a stipend and have a home in the city. It’s four buildings in an industrial area in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood. The campus is surrounded by large industrial buildings. Our challenge was to create a home and a welcoming place in this area. We linked the four buildings with an alleyway system that creates an oasis. We used a lot of green and exterior spaces to try to create interesting spaces within that environment. The campus also has three gallery spaces and a performing arts space, and there is a bookshop and cafe that is open to the public. I applaud what Lonti Ebers has done here. There are very few people who have the audacity to create cultural institutions from scratch.
What can you tell us about the new museum at Williams College? liu: We have just started the process.
We are doing a lot of workshops with the college’s various stakeholders in order to define the project ambitions. Williams is one of the country’s, and perhaps the world’s, top teaching museums, so the ambition is certainly very high and that’s very exciting. We hope to make the building and the design process itself a productive teaching tool for the future of cultural institutions. With the energetic conversations around equity, inclusion, and diversity, and the new knowledge emerging around climate change, there is so much that museums have to learn. We feel very fortunate to be working with Williams on these issues. I think by next year we will have something to share with the public. 33
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CREATIVITY BY DESIGN
THE STEPS IN YOUR HOME CAN CREATE A DESIGN MOMENT— AS SOON AS YOU WALK INSIDE
From left: Photography by John Sutton; Taran Wilkhu
hough its original purpose was purely functional, a staircase, in T its most artful form, can become an
Opposite page: A floating staircase from California-based Mary Maydan of Maydan Architects. This page: An artful staircase designed by Sam McNally, co-founder of London-based Echlin.
inspired focal point, acting as an architectural sculpture. “A staircase is often the first thing you see when you enter a property. So, naturally, if it’s a beautiful amalgam of craftsmanship and engineering, it’s going to make a great first impression and set the tone for the rest of the house,” says Ed O’Donnell, creative director and co-founder of Angel O’Donnell, based in London. It’s the opportunity to create a design moment. “We always seek to turn the staircase back into a statement that underpins our design ethos for the project,” says Sam McNally, co-founder and design director of London-based Echlin. “We want to celebrate every square inch in our homes. Staircases are a great place to flex our design muscles, to impress guests, and to make everyday use a pleasure for users.” The steps to inspired stairs start with know-how.
“You want the staircase to stand out by blending in, seamlessly ascending or descending through a home,” McNally says. “We often arrive at a helical design as it feels more organic than spiral; it’s less tightly wound than a circular form. That said, a lot of our plan forms are rectilinear to make the most efficient use of space, so straight runs can work well, too.” An open tread floating staircase can seamlessly connect the house and lend a feeling of lightness, says Sarah Jefferys, founder of Sarah Jefferys Architecture + Interiors in New York. You can also use glass to create the illusion of floating stairs with striking bronze hinges to hold the elements together, said Carleton Varney, president of Dorothy Draper in Palm Beach, Fla., in an interview a few months before his death in July. The stairs are typically lit from underneath and will be noticed as they draw your attention inward and upward, he said. He also would opt for interesting wood types and patterns. “I like to take a cut of wood that looks like the inside of a tree, so you see the ring pattern on the stair riser edge,” he said. Railings are another opportunity to vary a design. “We love to play with many different materials when designing our railings: wood, steel, horizontal, or vertical slats,” Jefferys says. “Cable railing and clear glass almost disappear to create a feeling of openness.” Mary Maydan, principal and founder of Maydan Architects in Palo Alto, Calif., recently used metal screens with different designs as rails, and, in another project, thin strings of metal from floor to ceiling. She opts for metal rails on winding curved staircases, and metal as well as glass rails or stainless steel cables for straight staircases. But Maydan always considers who is living in the home. “When our clients are families with young kids, we urge them to use continuous stairs and not ones where each tread is detached from the other, to play it safe,” she says. “The same considerations apply to the railing as well. When there are young kids in the house, we opt for cable railings over metal bars.” MATERIALS MATTER
Varney consistently utilized marble
in his designs, for its crisp, clean lines. The traditional-yet-contemporary feel of marble was utilized in a staircase his firm worked on in the lobby of the famed Carlyle Hotel in New York City. McNally prefers natural textures, “as we find it’s the No. 1 way to improve a sense of wellness and quality in the home,” and juxtaposes two or more materials. Jefferys loves a mixture of steel and wood to create contrast. On an engineered side of things, O’Donnell suggests using plywood to soften a space and give it an architectural edge. “After all, there’s something inherently architect-friendly about ply; it’s a good, affordable way to help elevate a home’s aesthetic,” he says. ARTFUL ACCENTS
Adding elements such as runners, lighting, or paint can enhance the decorative effect. Runners, especially, add warmth, texture, and comfort and are an easy way to change a look. “A runner gives you the chance to add a long ascending (and descending) strip of personality,” O’Donnell says. “Runners can add bright splashes of color, bold geometric patterns, organic swirls, block colors, stripes—you can have so much fun with them,” he says. And from a practical standpoint, they protect stair treads and hide unwanted signs of aging when updating an older home, Maydan says. Lighting is another way to create artistry and highlight the design. “Linear LEDs provide so many new ways for dramatic lighting effects. In our recent projects, we’ve integrated strips of LED lights to the bottom of each tread. It creates a beautiful effect,” Maydan says. Jefferys prefers to highlight minimal staircases with accent cove lighting “to create a general glow as if the staircase is levitating separately from the supporting wall.” She often adds a statement pendant light above the staircase to enhance the design and create a focal point. McNally, on the other hand, always aims to make the most of natural light. “A skylight at the top of a staircase will be the best option,” he says. A painted staircase is an easy way to add punch. “You could paint spindles in a subtly graduating color from light to dark in an ombré effect,” O’Donnell says. A contrasting, colorful handrail set against a more simply painted staircase can also added a surprising element. 35
MARINA DEL REY CALIFORNIA
This seaside smart home is meticulously appointed with immaculate attention to detail, and every top-of-the-line feature imaginable. The four-story, four-bedroom home boasts 4,767 square feet of luxurious living space and approximately 2,000 square feet of outdoor entertaining space that includes three rooftop decks: one with an impressive 360-degree view overlooking the city. Once inside, you will find a safe room, a climate-controlled glass wine room for 400+ bottles, an elevator, and a surround sound movie theater complete with eight leather power reclining seats and 4k Sony HDR projector.
Property ID: 2YC69T | sothebysrealty.com Sotheby’s International Realty— Pacific Palisades Brokerage Robert Radcliffe 310.317.9900
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LIVING SMART A CONNECTED HOME OFFERS CONVENIENCE, LUXURY, AND SAFETY IN ONE By Marcelle Sussman Fischler
o matter where you live, enjoying and relaxing in your surroundings is paramount. Advances in “smart home” systems far exceed your favorite Jetsons episode and help turn a home into a sanctuary. “The appeal of smart technology, or smart living as we like to say, is really to elevate the comfort of living in luxury homes,” says Andres Klein, a founder of Maxicon, a custom smart home design and installation firm headquartered in Miami. “It makes our lives easier and brings experiences into our homes that without smart technology would not be possible.” Gone is the need to worry about what’s happening in your Aspen ski house while you’re spending February in St. Barts or wonder when you’ve gone out for the evening whether the kids have turned off the television and gone to bed. “Our customers have multiple homes in different countries and can monitor them using one app,” Klein says. Lighting, entertainment, thermostats, garage doors, pools, door locks, and gates can be controlled at the touch of a button or voice interface. Kitchen appliances and sprinkler systems can be added to custom scenarios. “Today, there is a big push to bring in technologies like circadian lighting to try to replicate natural light in our homes from sunrise to sunset,” Klein says, tuning the single-tone inside lighting to be in sync. “During the day, sheer drapes move automatically to block the sun, and in the afternoon, we get these warmer tones which our bodies connect to and make us calmer.” In the seaside community of Marina Del Rey near Los Angeles, a four-story 4,800-square-foot smart house with an elevator, an eight-seat home theater, and a trio of amenity-rich rooftop decks is “like an X-factor house. You have everything,” says Robert Radcliffe of Sotheby’s International Realty. Its LED lights are on a dimmer system programmed to come on at sunset, and the motorized shades close automatically. In the kitchen, mood lighting is incorporated in a glasssided wine cellar with a backlit natural quartzite feature wall. Quartzite kitchen counters, a fireplace wall in the living room, and an onyx bathroom sink can be illuminated. Two-zone heated porcelain floors have Wi-Fi thermostats. A 1,000-gallon rooftop hot tub with transparent Lucite
walls and a spillover effect has lights programmed to display a rainbow of hues. The deck’s wet bar, including a wine fridge, has four speakers integrated with the home’s voiceactivated 13-zone indoor-outdoor Sonos surround sound system. Security plays a significant role in the home’s automation, with video doorbells on the front and back gates, 21 cameras, an intercom system that can be answered from anywhere, a bulletproof safe room, four networked garage doors, and interior and exterior doors that can be opened remotely. A fingerprint access control system determines who enters the wine cellar. “It’s not just a smart house,” Radcliffe says. “It’s a safe house.” Intelligent home innovation extends further into wellness and safety, Klein says. Automated air- and water-quality controls filter impurities and odors. New technologies help adult children remotely monitor elderly parents who live alone, too. Peace of mind comes with a comprehensive smart house system. Smart plumbing signals leaks; HVAC systems send remote alerts if the house gets too warm or too cold. Refrigerators prompt when it’s time to restock milk. Smart showers remember preferred temperatures and advise when the water is just right. “A smart home is a more convenient home,” says Radcliffe. “It also provides you more comfort to enjoy a luxury lifestyle and more freedom to enjoy other things than needing to maintain miscellaneous home functions. Therefore, investing in a ‘smart’ home is also investing in you.” 37
COSTA BLANCA SPAIN
This award-winning, handcrafted piece of luxury does not leave any scars on the landscape. The level differences of the plot became part of the design and have led to playful spaces with slanting sides, unexpected corners, and large areas of glass that offer unrestricted views of the vast surroundings. Innovation is recognized throughout the villa with state-of-the-art demotics such as motorized doors and curtains, including its 7.20-meter-high entrance door and the 6.30-meter-high terrace doors. Also, the exterior lighting and irrigation of the garden’s exquisite design with native vegetation are all programmable. Visiting this home will leave an exceptional experience featuring top-notch innovation of sustainability and intelligence.
Property ID: DDF399 | sothebysrealty.com VIVA Sotheby’s International Realty Juan Torregrosa, +34 971 721 000
SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
The just-completed penthouse at The Pacific showcases large-scale rooms with soaring ceilings, light from windows on three sides, contemporary designs, and topline infrastructure—atop one of San Francisco’s most admired buildings. As one of the city’s largest condominiums, this five-bedroom, five-and-one-half bath penthouse spans 5,310 square feet while providing a palette of warm finishes rich in texture—from organic walnut millwork to undulating floors of travertine. As healthy living is the ultimate luxury, the penthouse delivers a rigorous wellness program with construction materials— from insulation to glue to paint—certified organic and toxin-free, delivering the purest, cleanest indoor air. Flooring in the northern bedrooms and windows throughout shield from external electromagnetic frequencies.
Property ID: PXV8W2 | sothebysrealty.com Sotheby’s International Realty— San Francisco Brokerage Gregg Lynn 415.595.4734
NEW YORK NEW YORK
A stunning, one-of-a-kind, designer residence in the most desirable Tribeca location, this full-floor unit offers lofty space, incomparable style, and sweeping views of the downtown skyline. This nocompromise home was gut renovated by Voorsanger Architects and built by Paolo Cassina, using only the highest quality finishes and bespoke design touches. With gorgeous Wenge floors, smart home automation, a built-in sound system, custom lighting, motorized shades, a multi-zone heating/cooling system, and large walk-in laundry room, this state-of-the-art home has every convenience imaginable.
Property ID: TCX2Q2 | sothebysrealty.com Sotheby’s International Realty— East Side Manhattan Brokerage Kevin B. Brown 917.886.8850 and Craig George 917.886.4760
SOLANA BEACH CALIFORNIA
Situated on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a stunning modern two-story home with four bedrooms and four full baths. The open concept interior living area flows into spacious outdoor patio areas with sweeping ocean views, thoughtfully curated architectural details and interior design that reflect a posh casual coastal lifestyle and a peaceful, inviting ambience complete with an array of luxurious amenities. Some amenities include Lutron Lighting and Savant AV control systems, full security system, custom pivot entry door with keyless entry, automated integrated Lutron window shades, and infrared heating. In addition, floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood doors and windows open onto first- and second-level heated outdoor patios that showcase the impressive views.
Property ID: VHSG5X | sothebysrealty.com Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Connie Pittard +1 619.733.6815
WEST PALM BEACH Impeccable new construction on the El Cid waterfront with exquisite attention to detail, every modern luxury, and unimpeded water views. On a nearly 19,000foot corner lot, beautifully landscaped by Nievera Williams, this smart home is an elegant contemporary take on classic Palm Beach architecture with iron-look windows, handmade Mexican roof tiles, and waxed plaster walls. A 52-foot, twolane lap pool sits off the electric screened terrace. The three-bay garage fitted with two lifts can accommodate up to five cars and is complete with an electric vehicle charger.
Property ID: VDWEKL | sothebysrealty.com Sotheby’s International Realty Palm Beach Brokerage Lisa Cregan 847.910.1303 and Christine Franks 561.685.5387
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AUCKLAND’S HERNE BAY IS HARD TO BEAT
THE MOST EXCLUSIVE NEW ZEALAND SUBURB OFFERS ICONIC ESTATES AND A FRIENDLY VIBE
Sunrise in Auckland, looking north toward Harbour Bridge from Herne Bay.
uckland’s Herne Bay, the most expensive and exclusive suburb A in New Zealand, is prized for its
friendliness, its beaches, and its iconic grand estates. It’s a close-knit community whose small-town vibe is so appealing that it’s not uncommon for properties to stay in the same family for generations. “Everybody knows everybody here,” says Scarlett Wood, senior director of international business, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty. “People walk their dogs in the morning, head to local cafes and shops, or take beautiful beach walks.”
GRAND ESTATES WITH OLD -WORLD STYLE
Herne Bay, which is named after the seaside resort in England’s County of Kent, is on the southwestern shore of Waitemata Harbor to the west of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It’s what Wood calls “pocket size” small: According to the 2018 census, only 3,036 people are lucky enough to call it home. Since its founding in the 1850s, Herne Bay has attracted well-to-do professionals, who built grand estates, complete with private jetties and boathouses that allow them to commute swiftly and in style to the center of town.
From left: Getty Images; Kam Collective
NZ$3,245,000 Property ID: NZE11549 | sothebysrealty.com New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty
“Typically, people buy into Herne Bay and want to have land, space for children, and outdoor space,” Wood says. “They are business owners, senior corporate people, people in finance, in IT, and returning expats.” The housing stock consists primarily of villas, many of which were built during the Edwardian age, which was from 1901 to 1914. They are defined by gracious rooms, high ceilings, wide hallways, large windows, and intricate detailing. Lot sizes, which are reflected in the price, range from 300 to 2,000 square meters. “Many have retained the traditional exterior look with a complete makeover
inside to reflect the best of both worlds, a mix of heritage and modern age,” Wood says, adding that “properties that have a dated house are also highly sought after as people are buying the land and taking on a complete rebuild job.” Prices of entry-level residences start at NZ$3 million (US$1.85 million), Wood says, adding that the median property value is NZ$3.6 million. Prime properties, which come with larger lots and more architectural character, typically range from NZ$5 million to over NZ$20 million. Townhouses and apartments, which are rare, also command premium prices. A brand-new two-bedroom townhouse generally will bring NZ$2 million, Wood says, and a three-bedroom townhouse typically will sell for NZ$3 million. These housing options, Wood says, “tend to be popular with downsizers from local areas who enjoy the convenience of lock-and-leave and want to stay in Herne Bay.” WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE
“Herne Bay residents generally don’t move out of Herne Bay,” Wood says. “Newcomers buy in Herne Bay because of its culture, location, easy commute, safety, neighborhood, and the people.” The community is defined by what she calls “its own hospitality hub” on Jervois Road. For luxury shopping , residents head
to Ponsonby’s Queen Street, which is 10 minutes by car, or to the designer fashion boutiques of Newmarket, a retail district that’s a 15-minute drive away. As its name implies, Herne Bay is a community that revolves around water and water activities. “Many residents have their boats or yachts docked in Westhaven Marina, which is less than a five-minute drive away,” Wood says. Herne Bay is also conveniently located. Residents can take a 15-minute drive to the helicopter base Heletranz to fly to Waiheke Island, which is known for its beaches and wineries, or to the Bay of Islands, a collection of 140 isles that offers pristine beaches, big-game fishing, Maori cultural artifacts, and the historic waterfront promenade of the 19th-century whaling port of Russell. Many residents send their children to Bayfield School, a primary school. There are several other options in Remuera, an affluent suburb 12 miles away. For cultural activities, residents head to downtown Auckland. Attractions include Auckland Art Gallery, which has the country’s most extensive collection of national and international art; Auckland Town Hall, an early 20th-century building that has a concert hall for public performances; and the Auckland War Memorial Museum, which has exhibits and shows that focus on military history and natural science.
This 175-squaremeter townhouse in Herne Bay has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
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THE FIRST- EVER NFT MUSEUM IS OPEN FOR EXPLORATION VISITORS CAN VIEW DIGITAL ART AND GATHER WITH OTHERS IN THE BLOCKCHAIN COMMUNITY
or Jennifer Wong and Peter Hamilton, spouses who started their careers in blockchain start-ups and crypFtocurrencies, opening the Seattle NFT Museum, a space
devoted to NFT (nonfungible token) digital art, was the perfect way to marry their love of art and technology. “This is a place where art and technology come together in an incredible way,” Hamilton says of the museum, which opened in 2021 and is located two blocks north of Pike Place Market. The couple are community-focused entrepreneurs who live in the neighborhood, too. “We also realized that there wasn’t a place focused on education, curation, and community,” Hamilton says. “And that’s something we want to contribute to this ecosystem.” And, while there are numerous galleries around the globe that display digital art in its many forms, Wong says this is the first-ever museum dedicated to NFT art itself. It’s also the first place designed to bring together artists, creators, collectors, IP owners, and the broader blockchain community. “Creating a physical space to house digital art was very important to us,” Wong says. “There’s so much interest in NFTs and NFT art from the general public and, while the average person may not search online to learn about NFTs, it’s easy for them to peek inside our door and learn about a new world of artists they may not have heard about before.”
The Seattle NFT Museum hosts exhibits featuring influential artists and coveted collections. The space is also available for events, including live mintings, auctions, fundraisers, meetups, and more.
Seattle NFT Museum (3)
This is important to the founders because there are lots of misconceptions about NFTs, despite the fact that NFTs are making a historic impact on artists of every medium and practice, with a reported $25 billion in sales in 2021. “We hope visitors to the museum learn that NFTs are a utility for artists to use and that they’re a means for artists to connect directly to collectors in new ways,” Hamilton says. “Some have seen this as adversarial or juxtaposed against what artists are trying to do, but they’re really a great way for artists to build a global audience and distribute a digital work that doesn’t have to have a physical form.” Added to the mission is a sustainability component, and the founders feel they have a great opportunity to highlight some of the new and innovative solutions to this issue. “When you dig into the technology behind NFT art, it’s important to address sustainability as a critical topic,” Wong says. “We wanted to highlight this as part of the conversation
because we know there are so many artists, nonprofits, and blockchains trying to solve the problem of energy usage.” In fact, as Wong says, emerging technologies to make NFTs more energy-efficient are already developing. In addition, the museum is the first to apply to be a signatory of The Climate Pledge, which means it’s committed to net-zero emissions by 2040. Beyond the exhibits, which feature influential artists and coveted collections, the space is also available for events, including live mintings, auctions, fundraisers, meetups, and more. For Hamilton, the exciting part is getting feedback from visitors. “We have people coming through the space who are from all walks of life,” he says. “They might be avid contemporary art collectors, they might be stepping into the art world for the first time, or they’re just learning about NFTs. Either way, this is a wonderful place for anyone to engage with the technology and art represented at the museum—and learn a lot along the way.”
Guests to the museum include avid art collectors, NFT experts, and those just learning about both sectors.
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T R A T IS
CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS INFUSE WATCHES WITH IMAGINATION AND COLOR
Hublot partnered with British artist Samuel Ross on the limited-edition 44mm Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross.
Opposite page: Hublot; this page: Maurice Lacroix (2)
hile mechanical watchmaking is an art in and of itself, a handful W of watch brands are collaborating with
contemporary artists to bring a jolt of refreshing creativity to their collections. More than a decade ago, Hublot launched its Hublot Loves Art initiative and has since partnered with a diverse array of contemporary artists, including American Shepard Fairey, French sculptor and neo-pop artist Richard Orlinski, Japan’s Takashi Murakami, and Maxime Büchi, a London-based Swiss tattoo artist known as Sang Bleu. Following the launch of new pieces with Orlinski and Büchi last spring, Hublot unveiled its first collaborative piece with Samuel Ross, a 30-year-old British multi-disciplinary artist, filmmaker, and fashion designer. After becoming an official brand ambassador in 2020, Ross unveiled REFORM, a sculpture combining the ancient, organic material of granite with modern, manmade steel, using both traditional hand-finishing and cuttingedge machining in an expression of fusion evoking Hublot’s 40-year legacy. This year, that work was reinterpreted in the 44mm Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross ($116,000), limited to 50 pieces, exhibiting the artist’s signature use of color, stark geometry, and urban design influences. The stylized hexagonal case is embellished with a titanium honeycomb mesh on the sapphire dial, case, case back and strap. Ross selected orange—a shade that represents energy and optimism— for the strap and accents to contrast with the gray satin-finished case and bezel. Hublot’s LVMH sister brand Zenith recently followed up a rainbow-themed Defy 21 co-designed with Argentinian/ Spanish artist Felipe Pantone with the Defy Extreme Desert, created in partnership with acclaimed nature photographer Kourosh Keynejad. Limited to 50 pieces, the Defy Extreme Desert ($22,000) takes its
cues from the barren desert landscapes captured by Keynejad’s lens. This artistic interpretation of the monolithic 1/100th-of-a-second chronograph in a 45mm titanium case has a symbolic flourish: the dodecagonal bezel and pusher protectors are made from falcon’s eye, a blue-gray opaque quartz gemstone named for the regal bird of prey that has accompanied desert nomads for centuries. The polished stone exhibits a reflective cat’s-eye effect that appears and disappears like a desert mirage, and makes each watch unique. To accompany the launch of the Defy Extreme Desert edition last fall, Keynejad photographed a set of nine desert images taken in North America’s Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan deserts, exclusively for the brand. Maurice Lacroix has taken a more casual, fun-loving (and affordable) approach with the colorful quartz AIKON #tide model with the Thai artist Benzilla. Though he studied fine and applied art at Bangkok University, Benzilla is best known for his playful, vibrant street art, which may come as a surprise since he is color blind. The 40mm AIKON #tide Benzilla ($825) features Benzilla’s three-eyed alien character, LOOOK. The colorful artwork on the dial is framed by a black bezel and crown and an orange case fitted with a light blue rubber strap, which can easily be switched out with the brand’s Easy Strap Exchange system. The Swiss watch brand has a longterm partnership with #tide, a company that specializes in upcycling plastic ocean waste. Plastic bottles—collected from the seas of Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines—are sorted, shredded into flakes, washed, and compacted into smaller granules, which are used to create a novel plastic material. Seventeen plastic bottles are upcycled to produce each watch, which uniquely fuses street art with sustainability.
Maurice Lacroix collaborated with Thai artist Benzilla, shown at bottom, for the colorful and playful #tide Benzilla watch.
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LUXURY GOES GREEN
A GUIDE TO UPSCALE PLUG - IN HYBRID SUVS
The Lexus NX 450H+ is a good choice for a smaller size SUV.
nce a novelty, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are now mainstream and part of the lineup at most auto makers. O Although they are transitional to the coming full electri-
fication, PHEVs offer a lot of advantages for auto buyers, combining useful battery range with quite a bit more from the on-board gas engine. Typically, they can travel 400 miles or more without being refueled. The plug-in hybrid format is well-suited to larger luxury SUVs, which tend to be heavy. As battery electrics, they would demand very big packs and longer charging times. PHEVs, even the larger ones, can carry small batteries and recharge in a few hours. The price advantage over full-battery cars may be temporary, but it’s there now. Here are a few choice luxury PHEV SUVs. It doesn’t hurt that most of them deliver exciting performance:
AUDI Q5 PHEV $51,695 WITH PREMIUM PLUS
The all-wheel-drive five-passenger Q5 offers 362 horsepower with 369 pound-feet of torque, with 141 horsepower coming from the electric motor. Electric range is 23 miles and, thanks to the turbo four-cylinder motor, it’s fast—zero-to-60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds is possible. The battery pack was enlarged to 17.9 kilowatt-hours for 2022, and that helps improve the car’s MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) rating to 61. The exterior styling is relatively anonymous, but the upscale
interior is crisply modern, with a large central screen and digital dash. A long list of optional features will quickly push this Q5 over the $60,000 mark. The Premium Plus package, which you’re going to want because it includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping, and a panoramic roof, is $3,900. BMW X5 XDRIVE45E $65,700
This is a driver’s SUV, powered by a turbo inline six-cylinder and an e-motor that together produce 389 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. In press testing, it achieved 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Electric range is a decent 30 miles. Not quite as fuel-efficient as some of the other SUVs in this review, the BMW achieves 50 MPGe. As with the Audi, a well-appointed interior (with wood trim and SensaTec upholstery)
trumps the hard-to-find-in-the-crowd exterior styling.
56 MPGe. The Grand Wagoneer is likely to be soon available in a 4xe version.
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4XE $58,465
LEXUS NX 450H+ $56,635
Jeep had a runaway success when it added 4xe PHEV technology to the Wrangler, making it the most popular U.S. PHEV in the first quarter of 2022. That hastened the introduction of the upmarket Cherokee PHEV. The tworow midsize Cherokee 4xe sports a very luxurious interior. Options in the higher trims include a McIntosh 19-speaker audio and massage seats. The hybrid drivetrain produces a combined 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, and features a turbocharged two-liter four-cylinder engine. Off-road ability is excellent, especially in the Trailhawk version. Electric range is 25 miles, with an EPA estimate of
This upscale PHEV is based on another excellent car, the Toyota RAV4 Prime. Both vehicles offer 302 horsepower from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Zero to 60 takes an official six seconds in the 450h+, though some testers have gotten it to go faster. The Lexus doesn’t offer quite the Toyota’s 41 miles of EV range, but it does deliver an impressive 37 miles. The Lexus is a good choice if you want a smaller SUV—it’s competition for the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 Recharge, also considered here. The 450h+ has 22.7 cubic feet of storage. A 14-inch touchscreen is optional, and dominates a nicely equipped luxury interior. LINCOLN AVIATOR BLACK LABEL GRAND TOURING $88,520
With three-row seating for up to seven people and a length of more than 16 feet, this is a large and capacious PHEV SUV. The gasoline go-power is provided by a twin-turbo three-liter V-6, which combines with a 100-horsepower electric motor to produce a combined 494 horsepower with 630 pound-feet of torque. Electric range is 18 miles, and the MPGe rating is 56. Curb weight is a hefty 5,673 pounds. As expected for a car in this class, massaging seats are available, as is a 28-speaker premium stereo and leather. Standard features include soft-closing doors, active parkassist-plus, and rear-door sunshades.
The Lincoln Navigator Black Label Grand Touring, shown at top, has three-row seating for up to seven people. The BMW X5 XDrive 45e, shown below, has a particularly well-appointed interior.
Opposite page: Lexus; this page, from top: Lincoln; BMW
VOLVO XC60 RECHARGE T8 EXTENDED RANGE $55,845
In its 2022 incarnation, the midsize T8 is capable of 35 miles of all-electric range— fairly good for a plug-in hybrid. (The range goes up to 41 miles in the sedanbased S60 Recharge.) The XC60 owner is buying both a very green electric car and a high-performance vehicle that offers 455 total horsepower (143 of it coming from the electric motor) and a huge 523 pound-feet of torque. It returns 63 MPGe, but also accelerates to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds. It’s a heavy vehicle at 4,758 pounds, but feels sprightly to drive. Yes, it’s a boxy Volvo, but the interior, with either cloth or Nappa leather, is a study in cool Euro design. There are advanced driver-assistance features, and of course state-of-the-art safety. The larger Volvo XC90 Recharge is also available, starting at $65,895. 51
SPIRITS SUBSTITUTIONS HOW TO MIX UP YOUR FAVORITE COCKTAILS AT HOME
A traditional Negroni features gin, Campari, and vermouth, but swapping in bourbon or mezcal for the gin can be a nice twist.
astering the mechanics of a favorite cocktail provides an innate sense M of satisfaction. Your go-to is ready
on demand without needing to go to the bar, and when it comes time to entertain a few friends or host a dinner party, there’s an impressive welcome drink all queued up. Now, you can take your mastery of the fine imbibing arts one step further by riffing on classics to produce fun twists.
This happens to be how much of the cocktail pantheon was constructed, after all. “That’s what we do, maybe 80% of all drinks began with substitutions or changes from classic drinks we already have,” says Andrea Delvo, the head bartender at the Renaissance Bar in Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland. Consider the Negroni, an equal parts combination of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. “Well I love the Boulevardier, with whiskey instead of gin!” Delvo says. Indeed, switch in bourbon for gin and you have another classic on your hands. For a trendy, more modern adjustment, try a mezcal Negroni (sidebar) to add a sultry, smoky punch. At San Diego’s Raised by Wolves, bartender Connor Fitzpatrick likes to riff on an Old-Fashioned with the sweet tones of rum, creating the Corn n’ Oil. “It’s an excellent blend of tropical flavors in every sip, performing a beautiful dance with strong ginger and spice,” he says. “I use Denizen 8 Year Merchant’s Reserve, which is not only one of my favorite rums, but also an extremely diverse bottle for most rum cocktails.” At Badrutt’s Palace, Delvo created his 1956, a Manhattan riff with amaro in place of sweet vermouth and boosted with the alluring smoky notes of Lapsang Souchong tea. The flavors mimic peaty Scotch, but also nod to the drink’s namesake, the year Fidel Castro and company landed on Cuba amid an escalating revolution that would eventually distance the noted pleasure of Cuban cigar smoke from the palates of many connoisseurs. When the creative mood strikes at home, consider a flavor-based approach and keep an open mind to what you might discover along the way. “I find exploration half the fun,” Fitzpatrick says. “Focus on your favorite flavors, and if you’re switching out something sweet, replace it with another sweet thing. Same for bitter items.” For instance, besides his rum-based Old-Fashioned, you might be inspired to give tequila a spin in the drink. In this case, consider using agave syrup as the sweetener to align with those flavors. Another simple entry point for at-home experimentation is splitting an existing ingredient with a new addition to push a drink forward without unrecognizably altering it. Perhaps it’s using half grapefruit and lime juice in that next batch of margaritas. Or try splitting the dry vermouth in a martini with sweet vermouth, and vice versa for a Manhattan, and you’ll create what’s known as the “perfect” martini or Manhattan. Of course, the real perfect at-home cocktail is the one that best suits your own palate and preferences, and the path toward unlocking it should very much be an entertaining journey in addition to a rewarding destination.
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COCKTAIL RECIPES WITH A TWIST CORN N’ OIL A RUM OLD - FASHIONED By Connor Fitzpatrick, Raised by Wolves 1.5 ounces well-aged rum Fitzpatrick uses Denizen 8 Year Merchant’s Reserve 0.5 ounce falernum 0.25 ounce black strap rum Fitzpatrick uses Cruzan 2 dashes Angostura bitters Lime peel
directions: Pour the rum, falernum, and bitters into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Cut a dime-size wheel off of the top of a lime with mostly peel but a bit of fruit. Express into the glass, drop it in, and stir together. Float the black strap rum on top of the drink by pouring slowly over the back of a spoon.
MEZCAL NEGRONI 1 ounce mezcal 1 ounce Campari 1 ounce sweet vermouth Orange peel for garnish directions: Stir all ingredients well with ice, and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with an expressed orange peel.
1956 A SMOKY AMARO MANHATTAN By Andrea Delvo, Renaissance Bar at Badrutt’s Palace 1.75 ounces rye whiskey Delvo uses Woodford Reserve 1 ounce Ramazzotti or similar amaro 1 teaspoon Lapsang Souchong syrup (See below) Orange peel for garnish directions: Shake all ingredients well with ice, and strain into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with an expressed orange peel. LAPSANG SOUCHONG SYRUP: directions: Heat 1 ounce loose leaf tea in a dry pan. Roast until aromatic, being careful not to burn. Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar, stirring until dissolved. Reduce mixture until thickened, and strain out tea. Store in the refrigerator.
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FOUR WAYS TO FIND INNER PEACE YOGA AND MEDITATION TEACHER SARA CLARK ON WAYS TO DESTRESS
this certified yoga and meditation teacher is an expert in helping all of us learn how to take a pause, especially when life gets hectic. “There are so many distractions that prevent us from finding deep feelings of calm,” says Clark, who has practiced vinyasa flow and meditation for over two decades and leads workshops and retreats all over the world. “But the fact that we live in a culture that stresses multitasking means it’s even more important to find ways to destress.” Here, Clark offers four ways to do just that:
s soon as you speak with Sara Clark, you’re instantly transported to a A kinder, gentler place. That’s because
Most people have never been taught to breathe and spend most of the day in “shallow breath” mode, Clark says. “This drops us into fight or flight mode, our cortisol levels go up, and our body thinks we’re being chased by a bear on a primal level,” she says. Next time you’re relaxed, tune into your breath, she suggests. “The beautiful thing is that the breath is one of our body’s autonomic responses that we can control,” she says. “By training our mind to get on board with better breathing when you’re at your calmest, you’ll be able to access those same techniques when you’re stressed out.”
It’s not easy to stay in the present moment when you have a long to-do list. However, if you start thinking “I’m not doing enough” or “I’m not good enough,” that’s when you need to do whatever it takes to stop the self-judgment, Clark says. “To be mindful, stay in the present,” she says. “You’re not in the past or the future, you’re in the now.” If you can do this, you can take a negative moment and transform it into something positive, she says. “Think of your thoughts as clouds passing by,” she says. “They’re going to shift, they’re going to change, and more will come.”
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR BREATH
STAY IN THE PRESENT MOMENT— AND DON’T JUDGE YOURSELF
Clark’s Tips: Set a timer for two minutes and do a three-part breath. “As you inhale, allow your belly to expand, then your ribs widen, and your chest gently lifts, allowing the body to expand so your lungs can fill,” she says. “This is all on the inhale. Then hold your breath gently and, on the exhale, reverse it so you let the chest relax first, then the ribs, then the belly.”
Clark’s Tips: Focus on being your own dearest friend. “You have the opportunity to reword what isn’t serving you and what’s causing you stress,” she says. “Instead of saying ‘I’m not doing enough,’ you can say ‘I’m right on track,’ ‘I trust the process,’ and ‘I’m doing my absolute best right now.’ Try thinking of something a dear friend would tell you that you can tell yourself.”
Adding just one stretch a day will do wonders for your overall health, Clark says. “By taking the time to stretch, you’re actually creating a moment to pause,” she says. “You’re also lengthening everything from your neck all throughout your spine, into your glutes and hamstrings. It’s a good stretch for the body that you can do anywhere.” And, because our bodies aren’t designed to sit all day, take regular breaks and do this easy Clark-recommended standing stretch that will help lengthen your spine:
If you’re anxious about the very idea of meditating, that’s OK, Clark says. “It’s not easy to sit and go within,” she says. “It can be really scary.” So consider it a brave step to sit and be still. “We’ve trained ourselves to have monkey minds where we jump from branch to branch and from thought to thought,” she says. “We can’t expect the mind to all of a sudden be silent when we decide to sit and meditate.” That said, one way to start a meditation practice is to do it in the morning before you check in with the world. And while an app can help guide you, meditation is really about tapping into your inner thoughts and reframing them.
STRETCH YOUR BODY TO LOOSEN UP
Clark’s Tips: Keep your feet hip-width apart and bend your knees softly. Next, let your torso drape over your thighs so your head is lengthening down toward the ground. Make sure your legs remain bent and allow yourself to remain in this position for five to 10 breaths. If you prefer to do this while seated, simply drape your torso between your thighs while you focus on taking deep breaths.
MEDITATE WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST DURING THE DAY
Clark’s Tips: “Imagine your breath as energy because that’s what it is—we call it a life force or Prana,” she says. “By sitting with your thoughts and meditating, you will start your day in the most energetic way possible.” 55
GLOW UP THESE OILS LOCK IN MOISTURE AND GIVE YOUR SKIN DEWY, GLOWING HYDRATION
wasn’t too long ago when face oils taboo. But in recent years, with Ithetwere input of dermatologists and expert
estheticians, we’ve learned that oils are beneficial to a skin-care routine. No matter what type of skin you have— dry, normal, or oily—oils are crucial for locking in hydration, protecting the skin’s natural barrier, reducing fine lines, and promoting a healthy, dewy glow. “There are many benefits to oil, but it all depends on what skin-care condition you are addressing,” says celebrity skin-care guru and esthetician Joanna Czech. “Oil dissolves oil, so any skin
type, including oily skin, can use them. However, it’s important to follow oil with a moisturizer, or mix a few drops of oil into your moisturizer to avoid dehydration.” Face and body oils nourish the skin through high-quality ingredients, which might include naturally derived botanicals and essential vitamins, like vitamins A and C. Face oils support the lipidic layer, which protects our skin from environmental toxins and pathogens. Karyn Grossman of Grossman Dermatology suggests sunflower-seed, coconut, jojoba, argan, rosehip seed,
Opposite page: Monastery Skincare; this page, at top: Everyday Oil; bottom, from left: Vintner’s Daughter; Tata Harper; Symbiome
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evening-primrose, and milk thistle oils, which provide antiaging properties coupled with barrier repair. Luckily, many of the luxury face and body oils on the market contain one or more of these naturally derived oils without parabens or synthetic filler ingredients. “Most people think oils hydrate the skin, but they predominantly work by creating a barrier on the skin, preventing the skin’s hydration from escaping into the environment,” Dr. Grossman says. “Consumers also tend to enjoy the luxurious feel of oils.” One of the first oils to make waves in the skin-care world was Vintner’s Daughter, in part thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow’s praise of the brand. Its Active Botanical Serum (which is actually a face oil) is formulated with 22 nutrientrich botanicals made via a proprietary infusion method. The oil has whole plants, brightening vitamins, balancing minerals, moisturizing fatty acids, and free-radical fighting antioxidants for radiant, healthy skin. Other companies have followed suit. Symbiome’s sumptuous oils feature all-natural, bioactive-rich ingredients sourced from an organic farm in Brazil. Its ethos is centered on sustainability, like regenerative farming, reducing energy costs, less packaging, and give-back initiatives. The oils are created using a unique fermentation method to unlock and optimize the bioavailability of valuable nutrients and enzymes. Other oils,
like Everyday Oil, which is an all-over body oil, take an even more simplistic approach by using 100% organic, plant-based ingredients, which include some of Dr. Grossman’s favorites, like organic coconut, jojoba, and argan oils, with essential oils like organic bergamot, blood orange, and patchouli for a tantalizing scent. “Be careful with essential oils on their own as they can be active and irritating, and don’t use oils that are not made specifically for skin care,” Czech says. It’s also important to look for oils that are formulated without parabens, chemicals, or alcohols. Monastery Skincare, with its luxurious look and feel, uses botanicals from around the world that have unique scents and properties to soothe and heal skin. Monastery’s Gold oil is made with sandalwood-nut oil, a medicinal oil from Australia, and raspberry, jasmine, plumeria, vetiver, orange, and rosewood to address damage from the sun, irritation, dryness, redness, or puffy skin. So how do you use an oil? “To get the best out of your oil, you should use it at night over your moisturizer, preferably one containing
hyaluronic acid, glycerin or sorbitol, which are all humectants that draw water into the skin, or mix a few drops into your moisturizer for a lighter touch,” Dr. Grossman says. Cult-favorite skin-care brands, like Tata Harper and Augustinus Bader, have created high-quality face and body oils to enhance your skin regimen. Created by a biomedical scientist who is an expert in stem cell biology, Augustinus Bader’s The Body Oil and The Face Oil use the brand’s patented TFC8 technology for firmer, stronger, and renewed skin. The oils address hyperpigmentation, cellulite, and fine lines. Meanwhile, Tata Harper, a 100% natural, nontoxic skin-care brand, has antioxidant and natural retinol face oils to help protect and clear skin. The body oil has antiaging properties and is meant to be used on the entire body or even through the ends of your hair to nourish damage and prevent fly-aways. “It’s really important to treat the body as we do the face, so I would recommend using both,” Czech says. “There are some oils you can use on both, but generally speaking, use face oils on the face and body oils on the body for best results.”
Face and body oils nourish the skin, and more iterations are coming to the market all the time.
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TOP WAFFLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD FROM CLASSIC DESSERTS TO SAVORY INVENTIONS, THESE DISHES DESERVE A PLACE ON ANY CULINARY BUCKET LIST
puffy, unadorned waffle—crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside— A provides a blank canvas that gives chefs
endless options, spanning all flavors of the spectrum from sweet to savory. However you like it, seek out these topof-their-class waffles and you’ll develop an entirely new appreciation—waffles aren’t just for breakfast and brunch anymore. Ask any waffle lover the top destination to prioritize, and they’ll inevitably point toward Belgium. From the casual shacks and stands that dot every town square to gourmet purveyors who have been drawing crowds for generations, Belgium is awash in waffle vendors, most of whom stay open throughout the day and into the evening to satisfy cravings for a hot-off-the-grill waffle. First-time visitors might be surprised to discover that in Belgium they generally have a choice between two styles. Some prefer the Brussels waffle, which is larger and rectangular in shape, with a light interior, crispy exterior, and a sprinkling of icing sugar. Others are loyal to the smaller, more plump Liège waffle, which usually has caramelized corners and beads of sugar melted into its dough, yielding a sinfully rewarding crunch with every bite.
Top contenders for the unofficial waffle crown in Brussels include the Waffle Factory, which serves meat-stuffed “lunchwafs” with Provençal herbs just steps away from the iconic Manneken Pis statue; Mokafé, a small cafe nestled in the King’s Gallery; Maison Dandoy, an old artisanal biscuit shop in the city with a lovely tearoom; and Pardon Brussels, which delights trendy crowds with toppings such as candied fruit, fresh herbs, and cured meats.
chicken and waffles: Melba’s is a soulfood stalwart famous for its eggnog waffles, which have a rich and nutty flavor; Sylvia’s is a neighborhood institution renowned for its take on classic chicken and waffles (best paired with the weekly Sunday gospel brunch with live music); and Amy Ruth’s has won national recognition for its waffle menu, with each dish named after local celebs and dignitaries. From its origins in the heart of Greenwich Village, the Frenchaccented Buvette has expanded globally, bringing its buzzy “gastrothèque” creations to London, Paris, Tokyo, and—with its newest location having opened in late 2021—Mexico City. One constant across all its outposts is its duo of mouthwatering buttermilk waffle dishes. Traditionalists opt for the Belgian buttermilk waffle with jam, berries, and crème fraîche, while heartier appetites prefer the Instaworthy waffle sandwich, filled with a sunny-side egg, bacon, and cheese in between one halved waffle, dripping with butter, bacon fat, and maple syrup. CHICAGO
One of Chicago’s culinary stalwarts, the James Beard Award-winning Chef Paul Kahan, serves one of America’s most lauded waffles at his iconic restaurant, The Publican. A vision of simplicity executed flawlessly, Kahan’s signature waffle—served with homemade honey butter and seasonal jam—has been a weekend brunch staple for years. Born out of a Belgium trip to study up on farmhouse fare, Kahan and his team perfected a Liège-style yeasted recipe. In response to demand from fans living outside of Chicago, the waffle mix can be shipped nationwide via Goldbelly. LOS ANGELES
NEW YORK CITY Homemade honey butter and seasonal jam come alongside the famed waffles at iconic Chicago restaurant The Publican.
New York’s historic Harlem neighborhood lays claim to being the original home of chicken and waffles. A trio of notable Harlem eateries specialize in authentic, down-home plates of
Located in the heart of the Hollywood action on Sunset Boulevard, The Waffle has become a neighborhood staple over the past 15 years for its retro, dinerlike environs and inspired culinary inventions. The kitchen bakes
Opposite page: Courtesy of Aysegul D. Sanford; this page: Courtesy of Buvette
everything from raisins and walnuts to bacon and jalapeños directly into the waffles. Signature varieties include red velvet, blueberry lemon, and strawberry cheesecake, and for those looking to splurge there’s a chive waffle topped with cream-cheese dill sauce, capers, red onion, and smoked salmon. For a more refined waffle option, Angelenos head to one of the city’s toniest hotels, The Peninsula Beverly Hills. The Belvedere, the hotel’s California-style brasserie, attracts seeand-be-seen crowds for one of SoCal’s most luxurious weekend brunch options. While the $99 poached egg parfait with white sturgeon caviar appeals to celebratory types, it’s the kitchen’s take on fried chicken and waffles that sets heads turning. The sweet tea-brined chicken impresses, but it’s the pillowly gourmet waffle, topped with spicy Cholula butter, that’s the star of the show. L.A. is also home to one of the most famous, and influential, vegan restaurants in the world: Crossroads Kitchen. Countless diners, including plenty of meat eaters, swear by Crossroads’ take on traditional chicken and waffles, with crunchy plant-based “chicken” and delectable housemade waffles getting a sweet kick from warm maple hot sauce.
From its origins in New York’s Greenwich Village, Buvette has expanded around the world, bringing its popular buttermilk waffles with it.
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
One of the world’s most scenic waffle spots can be found at an elevation of 10,450 feet, high above the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. A visit to Corbet’s Cabin for its Top of the World waffles is a culinary rite of passage. This year-round operation is perched at the top of a mountain, serving as a memorable hangout for skiers and winter-sports aficionados. Heated on a vintage wood stove, the waffles are especially light, thanks in part to the altitude. After devouring a hot and steamy waffle topped with bacon and peanut butter, adrenaline junkies can burn off the calories by zooming down a world-class ski run. 59
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London-based artist Alexandra Llewellyn is known for ultra-lavish, handcrafted pieces, including this poker set.
LUXURY BOARD GAMES UPGRADE YOUR FREE TIME WITH THESE HIGH - END SETS 60
oard games are often relegated to a TV cabinet or drawer, but with the right version of your favorite game, B they can act as a stylish piece of decor. From leather-lined
backgammon sets to hand-painted poker boxes and sumptuous shagreen game kits, luxury purveyors are able to turn game boards into something chic, customized, and totally luxe. A luxury game set encourages people to spend time together in their favorite rooms at home. For your next game night, consider one of these ritzy pieces as you cozy up next to a roaring fire or an outdoor patio table at sunset for some friendly competition. You’ll want to keep these games out well after you’re done. WILD POKER NIGHT
London-based artist Alexandra Llewellyn is known for her ultra-lavish, handcrafted backgammon boards, poker sets, and table games. Using the finest materials with sustainable origins, Llewellyn specializes in marquetry and beautiful hand-painted scenes. She’s even collaborated with luxury brands, including boutique hotel Eden Rock St Barths and fashion giant Net-A-Porter. The Jungle Poker Set ($24,380) was created with more than 1,000 pieces of individually cut wood and depicts a charming jungle scene. Within the eucalyptus wood box, there’s everything you need for a traditional game of poker, as well as four secret compartments (with a key that unlocks them) and 500 traditional clay poker chips made by the oldest poker-chip maker in the U.S. Polished brass hinges and leather-handled trays solidify this gorgeous creation. You can even request a private, handwritten message engraved on the inside of the box.
Opposite page: Alexandra Llewellyn; this page, from top: Linley; Baccarat
Entrepreneur and beauty heiress Aerin Lauder created a global luxury lifestyle brand based exclusively on her fabulous personal style, and her company, Aerin, is the embodiment of all things elegant and timeless. From sophisticated home decor to lighting, fashion, and beauty, you’ll find everything you need under one umbrella. Embossed shagreen is a fabric Lauder’s known for using across many categories, including games. For an all-in-one luxury games piece, the Classic Shagreen Game Set ($4,500) contains five games crafted from mappa burl wood, brass, walnut, maple, and rosewood. It’s feminine, trendy, and looks great on a shelf or tabletop.
TWO - IN - ONE
Beloved childhood games never stop being fun, but Linley’s Games Compendium, Monopoly, and Clue ($4,750) elevates the gaming experience. This double-sided games board features Monopoly on one side and Clue on the other. Each board is made from the finest leather, while the base is made from stained-gray rippled sycamore with sycamore and walnut stringing. The boards are even stackable with other compendiums, like double-sided backgammon and chess and Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. They can be stacked together for a chic look in your living room—plus it’ll keep you (and the kids) off your screens for a solid period of time. There’s also a games stand made exclusively for this set. CHECKMATE
From textiles to furniture to decor and beyond, Armani/Casa is a natural extension of fashion brand Giorgio Armani’s creativity. Armani/Casa designs homes, superyachts, and private jets, but even if you don’t have interior-design needs, you can buy a piece of his vision. This Italian-made Fair Chessboard ($10,910) is designed to fit on the Oreste table and comes in black and white, as well as wenge wood and gold leaf, with a metal Giorgio Armani signature on the border. It comes in a svelte wooden box, with pieces housed in a sumptuous gray tray, and will entice you to play over and over again.
Backgammon is one of the stackable games available via Linley’s Games Compendium, shown at top. The Baccarat Tic-Tac-Toe Board, shown at bottom, features crystal butterflies in place of the classic Xs and Os.
Baccarat brings its glamorous touch to a classic game. The Tic-Tac-Toe Board ($1,950, available at Neiman Marcus) features beautiful crystal butterfly pieces in lieu of the traditional Xs and Os. It has a mirrored nine-square board with blue and clear crystal butterflies that appear as though they’re ready to take flight. It is made in France, like Baccarat’s gorgeous chandeliers, tableware, and light fixtures, and can even be customized in other colors to match your home and taste. 61
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ILLUSTRATOR AND CARTOONIST PETER KUPER ON FIVE OF HIS TOP PICKS
eter Kuper’s career has been nothing if not varied: The illustrator and P cartoonist has published adaptations of fiction by Franz Kafka, original graphic novels, books for children and adults, and regular comic strips for MAD magazine, among other works. Now, he’s taking a deep dive into what has been a lifelong interest: entomology. Kuper is at work on an upcoming book on insects, and his research and art on the subject is featured in a major exhibition, called “INterSECTS,” at the New York Public Library. The exhibit was inspired by Kuper’s stint as a Cullman Fellow at the library, which allowed him uninterrupted study and access to the institution’s considerable resources. “The pandemic extended the time I could be there, and the library was closed to the public. As I learned about the history of insects and the entomologists who studied them, I wandered the halls of this postapocalyptic, empty library, and the library itself became the perfect framing device,” Kuper says. The exhibit, which features images from Kuper’s forthcoming graphic novel, imagines insects occupying the vast, vacant halls of the historic building. This isn’t his first time incorporating a fascination with arthropods into his work: His graphic novel, Ruins, for instance, tells the story of a couple on sabbatical in Oaxaca, while also touching upon the annual migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico. Kuper says he feels a responsibility to reveal the hidden world of insects: “My intent is to get people to look down and watch where they step,” he says. “I don’t like getting bitten any more than the next person, but what insects do is positive. Without them, we literally won’t survive.” But this is just one of many topics and styles that he’s been drawn to over his career. “Sticking to one style doesn’t have an appeal to me,” Kuper says. “I can be prolific because I’m inspired by the choices I have, and feel an urgency to get things down on paper.” Here, the artist shares some of his favorite graphic books and comics, themselves wide-ranging in subject and form.
From left: Holly Kuper; Courtesy of Peter Kuper/New York Public Library; opposite page: Courtesy of Peter Kuper/Originally appeared in the New Yorker
GRAPHIC NOVELS WORTH SEEKING OUT
COMIC STRIPS BY WINSOR MCCAY
McCay did early comic strips at the turn of the century, and accomplished amazing things with the form. As a teacher, I’m always going back with my students to early work like his. There are a lot of formal lessons you can take from these. In his day, McCay’s comics would show up in the Sunday newspaper and take up a full length of newsprint, and he’d do remarkable things with that space. Today, artists like Chris Ware follow this kind of model for magazines like the New Yorker, creating really interesting stories.
SAFE AREA GORAŽDE BY JOE SACCO
Sacco is a journalist who creates comics about places affected by war. This one, about the Bosnian War, came about after he spent time there [in 1995 and 1996]. He goes into these war-torn places and then does amazing comics about them.
HERE BY RICHARD MCGUIRE
This book focuses on a single point, a patch of land, and moves backward and forward through time. We visit the same spot 4.6 billion years ago and then zoom to 1955, where we see characters sitting on their couch at home. There are conversations that take place in a disjointed way over the years, and at the same time, in a corner of the room, there’s an image of a Native American standing in a field in 1915. It’s a brilliant way of capturing simultaneity.
FLOOD! BY ERIC DROOKER
PERSEPOLIS BY MARJANE SATRAPI
Flood! is an epic story that is entirely wordless, taking place in New York City and touching upon politics and society. I’ve always been interested in art that is wordless, like Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, for the ways in which it can be so funny and political without using any dialogue. It crosses all international borders that way.
Persepolis was initially banned in different places [including some U.S. school districts], which of course made it shoot to No. 1. It’s autobiographical—I love graphic novels that are close to being true stories and can open the door on history in that way. Satrapi not only has an incredible facility for storytelling, but also has a story that is worth telling.
Peter Kuper’s “I Told You So” appeared in the New Yorker.
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Nothing says morning like that first cup of Joe. Whether it’s an Americano, a macchiato, or a double-shot espresso, the hard-working deluxe Miele CM 7750 CoffeeSelect will help set your day in order, right from that first sleepy stumble into the kitchen. It offers 20 on-demand drink specialties at the tap of a button, and it sits right on your countertop. Its innovative grinder system grinds the beans fresh for each order, and the CM 7750 features three
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The June smart oven is a space-saving 12-in-one device that can serve as a toaster, a broiler, a grill, a convection oven, a slow cooker, an air fryer, a roaster, a pizza oven, and more. And it’s not much bigger than a microwave. Internal cameras allow the oven to automatically recognize whatever food
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The stylish Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 blender features five program settings— including a self-cleaning feature—that allow users to create smoothies, hot soups, dips and spreads, and frozen desserts. The blender will automatically adjust to the container size you’ve selected, process your recipes, and stop the blender when complete. Touchscreen controls give the machine a sleek silhouette and offer easy cleaning, and a programmable timer is also included. Built-in wireless connectivity will allow the A3500, which is available for $599.95, to evolve with the latest innovations for years to come.
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TRIBECA, NY MLS# PRCH-3934988 | $7,395,000 JAMES MORGAN +1.631.566.5462 | JAMESMORGAN@DANIELGALE.COM
COVER LISTING BROOKVILLE, NY
“Shangri-La” A Timeless World-Class Masterpiece defined by grace and style, “Shangri-La” is an unparalleled Gold Coast Estate designed for luxurious living, gracious entertaining, and the enjoyment of Art. This stately residence was designed by the renowned architectural firm Shope Reno Wharton. Located on 21.86 captivating acres, the Estate is a symphony of Artistry and Design. Complemented by breathtaking and vibrant landscaping, there are 2 idyllic Ponds,a Conservatory Greenhouse, and 2 swimming pools each have their own Cabana. There is an additional Cabana with a full catering kitchen. This serene and refined estate impeccably captures sophistication and elegance. Architectural excellence and tasteful appointments make this the ultimate in luxury and lifestyle. World-class design, masterful detailed workmanship, and the finest materials culminate in a spectacular Estate imbued with the tranquility and grace that is “Shangri-La”. A Masterpiece Collection Listing. WHEATLEY PLAZA OFFICE SANDY BINDER +1.516.819.0000 | SANDYBINDER@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3403644
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OLD WESTBURY, NY
OLD WESTBURY, NY
28 Applegreen Drive – “Evergreen Estate”
6 Orchard Lane
MLS# 3405371. $5,288,888. A Masterpiece Collection Listing.
MLS# 3352692. $6,200,000.
Wheatley Plaza Office | 342 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale, NY | 516.626.7600 68
GARDEN CITY, NY
Garden City Stunner With Backyard Oasis Retreat Ideally perched on over a ½ acre of meticulously landscaped grounds. This most dreamy home is a wonderfully and completely equipped Smart Home offering the ease and efficiency of today’s most modern technology. Idyllic country club style living awaits in this sensational backyard which includes saltwater pool, jacuzzi, water slide, large outdoor chef’s kitchen, custom firepit, and large patio for yearlong entertainment. With a most thoughtful floorplan, this home offers a large foyer, handsome home office, chef’s designer kitchen with wood burning fireplace, wonderful mudroom and children’s office. Adjacent to the kitchen is a stunning family room overlooking the picture-perfect backyard. Another den/cabana room is on this level as well as 1.5 baths. The second floor has a wonderful primary suite with spa bath and deluxe custom closet, additional 3 bedrooms, and full hall bath. Ideal 3rd floor bonus space. The brand-new full show stopping basement offers pool room, spectacular theatre, gaming station, game room, and bar. 2-car garage, IGS, CAC, and too many amenities to list. GARDEN CITY OFFICE H. ARTHUR ANDERSON +1.516.319.2459 | ARTHURANDERSON@DANIELGALE.COM KATHLEEN LUCCHESI +1.516.320.0802 | KATHLEENLUCCHESI@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3418570
GLEN HEAD, NY
Move Right In Thoughtfully renovated and expanded Cape on a tree-lined street. All new kitchen and full baths. Hardwood floors throughout. Gas fireplace, gas heat, CAC. Close to shops and LIRR. COLD SPRING HARBOR OFFICE MARGARET HARGRAVES +1.516.384.4011 | MARGYHARGRAVES@DANIELGALE.COM KIMBERLEY COMO +1.516.314.5984 | KIMCOMO@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3425155
LAUREL HOLLOW, NY
Majestic Architectural Gem Custom designed European Tuscan Villa is an architectural masterpiece featuring custom moldings, 3 fireplaces, radiant heat throughout, gourmet granite kitchen, palatial master suite with spa granite bath, and 2 verandas. Unbelievable, private 2.7 acres with a waterfall, stream, 2 Koi ponds, paved terraces, stone firepit area, English gardens, and marble outdoor kitchen. Vacation at home in this special residence. COLD SPRING HARBOR OFFICE DIANE ANDERSON +1.516.383.7354 | DIANEANDERSON@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3410214
OLD BROOKVILLE, NY
“Luna Di Miele” Located in a private gated community, this 8,469 sq.ft. estate is situated on 2.2 flat Gold Coast acres – nestled in its own private cul-de-sac. High-end features throughout, 6 en suite bedrooms and 7 full bathrooms. Heated pool and hot tub. Pool house with full bath, bar, and lounge. A Masterpiece Collection Listing. GLEN HEAD/OLD BROOKVILLE OFFICE JOHN PIERRE MORALES +1.516.429.9899 | JOHNPIERREMORALES@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3349278
3 Danton Lane S Brick Georgian Estate with a classic slate roof on 4.05 acres. This luxurious and unique home overlooks The Creek Golf and Country Club. The home exudes refined sophistication with soaring ceilings throughout. Large in-ground gunite pool with private pool house, 5 marble fireplaces, hand carved millwork, library, office loft, and solarium. Golf, beaches, and planting field arboretum are all nearby. GLEN HEAD/OLD BROOKVILLE OFFICE MYLA BORUCKE +1.516.641.7743 | MYLABORUCKE@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3410202
Stone Hill Elegant and impressive this 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath Colonial-style home was built in 1998 and is set on a level .67-acre property located in the private gated enclave of Stone Hill which is the original 80-acre Kiluna Farm Estate once owned by William S. Paley, the founder and chairman of CBS. There is a total of 82 homes surrounded by some of the original gardens designed by the famous English landscape architect Russell Page. Outstanding craftsmanship went into every detail of this exquisite residence offering a total of 10 rooms boasting 5,200 sq. ft. of stunning traditional architectural appointments throughout with all of the comforts of today’s lifestyle. This warm and inviting home surrounded by a lush mature landscape offers privacy and is convenient to schools, shopping, transportation, and is a truly very special opportunity. MANHASSET OFFICE EILEEN KRACH +1.917.270.3737 | EILEENKRACH@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3417998
EXPERIENCE COUNTS Mother-Daughter Team Experience counts, but double the experience really counts! The PorterTeagle Team combines Christy’s 35+ years in selling real estate and Tina’s 20+ years of working with top-tier clients. Christy continues to be in the top 1% of residential brokers on the North Shore of Long Island. Tina, an accomplished businesswoman, makes her an invaluable resource to both buyers and sellers. This duo produces impressive results, any time, any place, anywhere.
Let us assist you with all your real estate needs.
OYSTER BAY COVE, NY
Christina F. Porter
Associate Real Estate Broker
Real Estate Salesperson
UPPER BROOKVILLE, NY
20 Cove Woods Road – 135 ft. of direct waterfront
55 Wheatley Road
MLS# 3392933. $5,400,000.
MLS# 3397752. $4,999,999.
Locust Valley Office | 1 Buckram Road, Locust Valley, NY | 516.759.4800 danielgale.com
4+ Acres Nestled on over 4 acres of private lush property with verdant lawns and mature specimen trees in the Village of North Hills, this gracious 7-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 5,500 sq. ft. English Manor designed by famous architect Roger H. Bullard, recalls a graceful era and embodies sophisticated elegance. A very rare opportunity to own a home on expansive park-like grounds or build an exceptional Estate or compound on the North Shore. It is ideally situated close to LIRR Manhasset train station, within easy reach of fine dining and the famous Americana Shopping Center. Truly one of the most magnificent properties in Manhasset. MANHASSET OFFICE ROSALYN MEYER +1.917.887.2687 | ROSALYNMEYER@DANIELGALE.COM
PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3397302
The Chatham | Resort Lifestyle This exquisitely designed 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath Edinburgh model was newly renovated in 2022 with high-end finishes and luxury details throughout. Open layout with 2-story entry foyer, living room, dining room, state-of-the-art white kitchen opens to breakfast room and family room with French doors to the deck. Amenities include clubhouse, indoor/outdoor pool, and tennis. MANHASSET OFFICE ROSALYN MEYER +1.917.887.2687 | ROSALYNMEYER@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3412301
Custom Renovation Contemporary Set on flat 1/3-acre in Flower Hill, this fully renovated in 2005 home features luxurious details throughout starting with the grand 2-story entry that opens to living room with wood burning fireplace, dining room with French door to deck, state-of-the-art kitchen, and family room with radiant heat and French doors to backyard. 2nd floor primary suite, guest en suite, and 2 additional bedrooms and full bath. MANHASSET OFFICE ROSALYN MEYER +1.917.887.2687 | ROSALYNMEYER@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3405823
Defined By Service & Expertise With decades of real estate experience behind us, coupled with the strength of the Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty brand, there is no better choice than our combined global network as real estate agents. Let me assist you with all your real estate needs. Huailing (Helen) Deng | Real Estate Salesperson +1.917.859.7718 | firstname.lastname@example.org MUTTONTOWN, NY
GREAT NECK, NY
5939 Northern Boulevard
1 Chestnut Drive
MLS# 3410272. $6,800,000.
MLS# 3376806. $3,280,000.
Huailing (Helen) Deng, c.917.859.7718. Kathleen Pisani, c.516.359.9499.
Huailing (Helen) Deng, c.917.859.7718.
Rui (Raymond) Zhang, c.917.602.5868.
14 Buckingham Court
22 Elm Street
MLS# 3408399. $3,699,000.
MLS# 3275358. $2,880,000.
Huailing (Helen) Deng, c.917.859.7718. Vishal Vij, c.917.705.0774.
Huailing (Helen) Deng, c.917.859.7718.
Locust Valley Office | 1 Buckram Road, Locust Valley, NY | 516.759.4800 danielgale.com
3 Integral Parts to Selling Your Home. Getting your home prepped and creating interest requires a strategy. With an eye for staging, high-quality photography that stands out, and the ability to determine the right pricing, I ensure buyers see your home’s greatest potential, get an excellent first impression, and are eager to take a look. Don’t Just Put It On The Market, Give It The Attention It Deserves Call Beth Catrone to experience her special touch! Beth Catrone Associate Real Estate Broker | Gold Circle of Excellence + 1.516.647.1729 | email@example.com
MARLIN LANE PORT WASHINGTON, NY
MLS# 3428028. $1,199,000.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY
MLS# 3428027. $1,089,000.
Port Washington Office | 350 Main Street, Port Washington, NY | 516.883.2900
Living it up in Long Beach At Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, our local agents are neighborhood experts. Boasting white-sand beaches, an iconic boardwalk, waterfront living, and excellent surfing conditions, this City by the Sea has a lot to offer for everyone. Want to see what makes it so special? Let’s explore Long Beach together!
Long Beach Office | 516.670.1700 350 National Blvd Suite 2E Long Beach, NY 11561
A Natural Leader. Self-starting, determined, and savvy are just a few of the words clients use to describe Milana Sadykova’s approach to real estate. Milana prides herself in building relationships with her clients based on her unwavering commitment and perseverance throughout every transaction she undertakes. A natural leader, Milana’s clients appreciate her expertise in the industry, whether she is showing and marketing homes or negotiating on her client’s behalf.
“I have been looking for my dream home for over three years and no other agent could do what Milana did. Delivered exceptional experience and worked extremely hard and diligently to find us the home of our dreams in a very prestigious area in Roslyn! I am very happy with the purchase, and I extend the utmost gratitude and satisfaction to Milana for her knowledge in the real estate market as well as referring me to all the experts that helped make this purchase happen, such as mortgage brokers, inspectors/engineers, attorneys, and contractors. I recommend Milana to anyone who is looking for a home and want a knowledgeable agent who can provide a smooth experience.” — BUYER TESTIMONIAL Bought a single family residence in Roslyn 2022
Let me help you whether you are moving on or moving forward. Milana Sadykova Real Estate Salesperson Sterling Circle of Accomplishment 516.466.4036, c.917.547.1555 firstname.lastname@example.org 78
TAKING THE HELM
Sands Point, NY | MLS# 3412020 | List Price: $3,245,000
THROUGH THE REAL ESTATE MARKET
Sands Point, NY | MLS# 3314053 | List Price: $6,800,000
My treasure throughout the past 50 years is Sands Point, NY | MLS# 3397349 | List Price: $9,500,000
BECAUSE OF YOU.
I am grateful for the special relationships we’ve shared along the way. Y VO N N E ( BO N N IE ) D O RAN Gold Circle of Excellence Hall of Fame Associate Real Estate Broker 516.627.4440, c.516.729.5663 email@example.com
11 Corchaug Avenue, Port Washington, NY | List Price: $780,000 SOLD
21 Middle Road, Sands Point, NY | List Price: $1,599,000
Honesty, Integrity, Respect For almost 30 years, I have devoted unsurpassed attention to my clients and customers, constantly assessing the ever-changing market conditions. This has proved most important the past few years. Whether moving around the corner, or around the world, I have the global network to connect you and help guide you through the process, so that you make a wise and informed investment decision. A skilled negotiator and facilitator, I have advised new and repeat clients in finding “The Perfect Home.” My production record has enabled me to be a deserving member of the Gold Circle of Excellence and Silver Circle of Achievement over the years. Let me assist you in a transitioning market. Kathy Borg Associate Real Estate Broker +1.516.457.9656 firstname.lastname@example.org
LATTINGTOWN, NY – SOLD
MUTTONTOWN, NY – SOLD
10 N Danton
1 Westwood Court
Locust Valley Office | 1 Buckram Road, Locust Valley, NY | 516.759.4800
Right at Home in Rockville Centre At Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, our local agents are neighborhood experts. Boasting a picturesque, walkable village, top-notch restaurants, a vibrant nightlife scene, trendy boutiques, a performing arts center, and a convenient commute to New York City, Rockville Centre has something for everyone. Want to see what makes it so special? Let’s explore Rockville Centre together!
Rockville Centre Office | 516.678.1510 36 S. Park Avenue Rockville Centre, NY 11570 81
COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY
Gold Coast Lifestyle This luxurious fully furnished Estate on 6+ acres boasts a modern yet timeless aesthetic throughout. A palatial dining room, chic living room with a fireplace, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with every amenity makes entertaining a breeze. The adjacent great room has a coffered ceiling with a gorgeous stone fireplace, and a handsomely paneled home office is ideal for working remotely. The master suite has a sumptuous bedroom with a fireplace, sitting room, private balcony with a hot tub, 2 phenomenal walk-in closets, and 2 opulent master baths. Additional features include a high-tech movie theater, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, Smart Home integration, speakers throughout, and much more. Outdoor highlights include a sparkling pool, 32 ft. slide, waterfall, covered patio with a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and an extraordinary tennis/sports court. Complete with beach and mooring rights, this exceptional estate offers a Gold Coast lifestyle that is second to none. COLD SPRING HARBOR OFFICE JOHN MESSINA +1.516.241.0761 | JOHNMESSINA@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3401247
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B A Y S H O R E O F F I C E | 249 W. Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706 | 631.647.7013 danielgale.com
Bright and Sunny Inviting Colonial Custom built Colonial on level .5-acre situated on a quiet dead-end street. Spacious home offering 10 rooms – featuring custom molding, 2 fireplaces, 2 full baths and 2 powder rooms, formal living room, formal dining room, den, 4 bedrooms, and home office. Principal bedroom offers 2 walk-in closets and en suite bath. Updates include new windows, new doors, bath, kitchen, and utilities. Double tiered deck, 2+ garage, CAC and more. Bayville is a waterfront community and offers beach and mooring rights. LOCUST VALLEY OFFICE MARGARET MATEYASCHUK +1.516.972.1891 | MARGARETMATEYASCHUK@DANIELGALE.COM
PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3423150
COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY
Complete Perfection This 4-bedroom home has been totally renovated with the utmost attention to details with exquisite craftsmanship. Carefully designed for today’s lifestyle showcasing an open floor plan. Beautifully set on a private, professionally landscaped property on a quiet cul-de-sac. COLD SPRING HARBOR OFFICE DIANE ANDERSON +1.516.383.7354 | DIANEANDERSON@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3408428
Large 5-Bedroom Colonial On Cul-de-sac On a private flat acre with wrap-around porch and multi-generational possibilities. All rooms are very generously sized. Den with fireplace opens to large sunny kitchen. Patio doors from kitchen access deck overlooking private backyard. Full finished Lower level opens out to pool, perfect for entertaining. All new in 2021: heating system, hot-water heater, AC unit, pool liner and variable speed pump. 3-car garage. In-ground sprinklers and alarm system. NORTHPORT OFFICE VIRGINIA REGAN +1.631.327.8908 | VIRGINAREGAN@DANIELGALE.COM NOREEN SWEENEY +1.631.327.2844 | NOREENSWEENEY@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3402288
Experience Isn’t Expensive - It’s Priceless. And the Real Estate Industry Agrees: •
Real Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” Ranked in the Top 1% of Agents Nationwide in 2021, 2019, 2018
Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) – “A-List Top 50 Agents” National Awards 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, and 2014
Long Island Business News Real Estate Awards 2016 “Top Producer by Volume/Office” 2012 “Residential Agent of the Year” for Nassau/Suffolk
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, please call me at 516.241.0761 - I would be happy to help!
508 Cedar Swamp Road
510 Cedar Swamp Road
Magnificent pre-construction with incredible golf course vistas. Stately Colonial
Stunning Gold Coast residence on 2+ acres with golf course views. Ideal for
on 2 bucolic acres to be built with exceptional craftsmanship and architectural
entertaining with an open floorplan, phenomenal kitchen, incredible great room, and
details throughout. Close to dining, shopping, and schools. Extraordinary location
formal dining room. Amazing master suite on the main floor with luxurious spa bath.
convenient to Manhattan and The Hamptons. MLS# 3241653. $4,200,000.
Accessible to major highways. MLS# 3399615. $5,495,000.
John Messina | Associate Real Estate Broker | c.516.241.0761 | email@example.com Cold Spring Harbor Office | 5 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY | 631.692.9266 danielgale.com
HUNTINGTON BAY, NY
Wincoma Colonial in Huntington Bay Enjoy views of Huntington Harbor and lovely western sunsets from this charming and beautifully maintained and refurbished vintage 5-bedroom 3-bath Colonial. Located in the sought-after Wincoma Beach Association (dues required) with its picturesque beach on Huntington Bay overlooking the Huntington Light House, it also has beachfront on Huntington Harbor and a private dock for Association members only. The bright open floor plan offers a spacious family room, home office and a 3 season room with Harbor views. A large deck is perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining while watching the boats in the Harbor and a covered porch provides a shady retreat after a swim in the in- ground pool. HUNTINGTON OFFICE BONNIE WILLIAMSON +1.631.443.5958 | BONNIEWILLIAMSON@DANIELGALE.COM
Custom Built, Waterfront Residence on North Shore of Long Island Rare opportunity to own an incredible, custom built, chalet-style waterfront residence on the North Shore of Long Island. The 2-acre property offers a rolling lawn and a natural setting that feeds onto a private, beautiful beachfront oasis, all to yourself. Panoramic western sunset views over Northport Bay. COLD SPRING HARBOR OFFICE PEGGY MORIARTY +1.516.769.2843 | PEGGYMORIARTY@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3428257
Sophisticated Victorian with Stunning Architecture Floor-to-ceiling palladium windows allow for the ambient light to showcase the gorgeous great room/conservatory with fireplace and Architectural custom designed bar. Completely renovated designer kitchen with Wolf cook top/oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and stunning Calacatta Gold Marble countertops with a 3 inch lip. Private, well-appointed primary en suite with fireplace and luxurious bath on main level. Grand staircase leading to yet another primary en suite with luxurious bath. Additionally, second floor boasts 2 bedrooms and a guest suite with a private entrance. NORTHPORT OFFICE VIRGINIA REGAN +1.631.327.8908 | VIRGINAREGAN@DANIELGALE.COM NOREEN SWEENEY +1.631.327.2844 | NOREENSWEENEY@DANIELGALE.COM
PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3423463
Cozy Cape on Cul-de-sac 4-bedroom, 2 full bath Cape in beautiful Eatons Neck with great potential. Private beach association (POENB) includes 2 separate beaches. Close to wonderful Northport Village. Who needs the traffic of the East End when you can make this your own little oasis. NORTHPORT OFFICE JANE SNYDER +1.631.988.6142 | JANESNYDER@DANIELGALE.COM BROOKS PERLEE +1.631.681.8595 | BROOKSPERLEE@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3419900
Elegant Country Estate This magnificent custom-built Hampton’s Shingle-styled Estate overlooking the greens of the Nissequogue Golf Club is a rare find. The Estate, which is comprised of the main residence, Carriage House, 2 garages that can hold 12 cars and in-ground gunite pool with pergola is an entertainer’s delight and a horse person’s or car enthusiast’s dream. Nestled on 6.07 acres of verdant lawn and lush plantings that accent different features of the property, the residence seamlessly blends with the natural beauty surrounding it. The 6-acre parcel is separately deeded as 4.07 acres and 2 acres so you can add another dwelling to this compound or sell 2 acres if you so desire. The property is truly a tranquil retreat and will delight any buyer looking to enjoy the beauty in their own backyard – lounge by the pool, work in the garden, or daydream in a quiet private corner of this peaceful sanctuary. SMITHTOWN OFFICE MARIANNE KOKE +1.631.335.7111 | MARIANNEKOKE@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3372867
SAINT JAMES, NY
Exquisite New Construction Rare opportunity to own a newly constructed luxurious home on a private court of similar quality homes in the hamlet of St. James. Talented high-end builder has a fresh approach which delivers a finished product that goes beyond the standard “cookie cutter” design by using superior materials and fine finishes. This 5-bedroom 4.5-bath Post Modern sided in Hardy board will have a dramatic 2-story entry foyer, Andersen 400 series windows, hardwood floors on 1st & 2nd floors, spacious chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and quartz countertops, butler’s pantry/wet bar/walk in pantry, great room with fireplace, first floor en suite, bath has rear door for future pool access, bedroom suite with cathedral ceiling, 2nd floor laundry, full basement with outside entrance, and low line waste system. High efficiency HVAC system, side entry 2-car garage perfectly sited on a flat ½ acre. Close to fine dining, North Shore beaches, Public Transportation, and Stony Brook University Medical Center.
SMITHTOWN OFFICE MARIANNE KOKE +1.631.335.7111 | MARIANNEKOKE@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3407143
Waterfront Extraordinaire With a water view from the moment you pull into the drive, this recently constructed 6,000 sq. ft. traditional home features architectural elements such as high ceilings, an eyebrow window, and extensive moldings throughout, reminiscent of 1920s Mansions. Yet, it beckons today’s lifestyle with lots of light, open spaces, a high-end chef’s kitchen, a large office, primary bedrooms on each level, a back porch, geo-thermal heating and cooling, smart house lighting, and stairs to the water. A Masterpiece Collection Listing. STONY BROOK/PORT JEFFERSON OFFICE MIRIAM AINBINDER +1.631.988.9200 | MIRIAMAINBINDER@DANIELGALE.COM
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MLS# 3801584 | $2,195,000 Steve Sallion, c.917.482.4863
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Newly Renovated Estate Home Alluring, elegantly designed home is perfect for special moments with your loved ones or entertaining your friends. This home has huge windows that let in the sun. Enormous kitchen with walk-in pantry, high-end appliances, and a Brazilian soapstone island. Primary bedroom has a huge walk-in closet, sitting area,and upscale bath with top-of-the line Kohler fixtures. Large glass doors lead to the entertaining deck. A few steps down to the bluestone patio which nestles a 20 x 44 ft. heated saltwater pool. A full bath is accessible on deck near the pool. This home has a true park-like setting. HAMPTONS OFFICE MARY BINDER +1.631.972.8772 | MARYBINDER@DANIELGALE.COM DIANNE KLINK +1.631.978.1412 | DIANNEKLINK@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3424909
Hamptons Living at its Finest Nestled in the prestigious waterfront community of Remsenburg, this stunning 6,000+ sq. ft. home is perfectly situated on just shy of an acre of gorgeous manicured property. Enjoy the peace, quiet, and solitude in privacy on an oversized patio bordering the heated pool. Many amenities and upgrades including a master suite fit for a king, 5 additional large bedrooms, 4 full baths, and 2 half baths. Completing this Estate is an oversized gourmet island kitchen which leads your guests to a formal dining room for gourmet meals, living rooms, and outdoor patios. Yearning for that Hamptons lifestyle, this is the house for you. HAMPTONS OFFICE MARY BINDER +1.631.972.8772 | MARYBINDER@DANIELGALE.COM DIANNE KLINK +1.631.978.1412 | DIANNEKLINK@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3418235
Victoria Reynolds: Specializing in luxury and waterfront real estate since 1992 Victoria Reynolds | Associate Real Estate Broker +1.631.834.3440 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTER MORICHES, NY
Osprey House Enjoy Hamptons living without the traffic at this beautiful waterfront home. Floor-to-ceiling windows create a light and bright open living space. Premier suite includes a romantic balcony overlooking Moriches Bay. Also includes 4 additional guest suites and 3 wood burning fireplaces. Brand new decking surrounds the heated gunite pool. Enjoy over 474 ft. of frontage with easement on vacant land to a beautiful sandy beach. Permits in place for a pre-existing dock, plus a nearby marina at Holiday Beach. HAMPTONS OFFICE VICTORIA REYNOLDS +1.631.834.3440 | VICTORIAREYNOLDS@DANIELGALE.COM PROPERTY/WEB ID: 3426316
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13A Lighthouse Road
52 Brushy Neck Lane
A Masterpiece Collection Listing. MLS# 3383195. $3,995,000.
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15 Lake View Court
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