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ROMAN BAROCCO COLLECTION
CONTENTS / SPRING 2020
MGM resorts international President of events and nightlife Sean Christie.
WHITNEY IS BACK Max Mara teamed up with the Whitney Museum of American Art.
FASHION NEWS Our favorite new launches from Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, and Bottega Veneta.
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT These stunning aviator-inspired watches are destined for great adventures.
Sculptural furniture at Fendi’s Italian headquarters.
David Yurman’s son reflects on the brand and the new flagship store in New York City.
TREND REPORT Fashion takes a cue from the tropics with these resort-inspired pieces.
PARADISE FOUND The Riviera Maya’s Rosewood Mayakoba is taking wellness travel to a new level.
TOTAL EUPHORIA The season’s most coveted makeup trend is glamorous and chic at the same time.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant The Fulton.
OUT OF THE KITCHEN World-renowned chefs share why a restaurant’s aesthetic is so important.
SPARKING INTEREST Trentodoc wine is this spring’s favorite bubbly personality.
DILEMMAS DUJOUR Notes on etiquette from author MarieChantal, Crown Princess of Greece.
These new skincare products will help give your face a youthful glow for spring.
ARCHING ON Take an inside look at Fendi’s newly redesigned Italian headquarters.
LIVING WALLS Urban spaces are being amplified by the integration of botanical tapestries.
THE RENEWAL FACTOR Dr. Howard Sobel reveals what cosmetic treatments you should book in 2020.
RESETTING THE SCENE Sean Christie is reimagining the future of nightlife at The Mayfair Supper Club.
Inside David Yurman’s flagship store in New York City.
Vacheron Constantin’s Tiger watch.
ON THE CASE Discover a new book highlighting a private collection of Art Deco vanity cases.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS Visit Audemars Piguet’s brand-new Musée Atelier in Switzerland’s Jura Mountains.
TROOP BEVERLY HILLS Garcelle Beauvais is joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
ISLANDS IN THE FIRESTORM Global Wildlife Conservation is working to save the planet one forest at a time.
FENDI: KUENG CAPUTO. PORTRAIT: DENISE TRUSCELLO FOR MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL. Y U R M A N S T O R E : Z A C H H I LT Y/ B FA . C O M . J E A N - G E O R G E S : R O B E R T B R E D V A D .
ART ON THE WRIST Luxury timepieces are being made into museum-quality artwork.
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110 ON ZAC, LEFT:
Calf leather jacket, $7,900, BOTTEGA VENETA, bottegaveneta.com.
ON HARLETH KUUSIK, RIGHT:
Cotton jumpsuit, $2,045, DOLCE & GABBANA, dolcegabbana.it.
FEATURES QUEEN’S LANDING Natalie Dormer leads the cast of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
DYNAMIC DUO Style icon Sabrina Dhowre Elba and actor Idris Elba are a forward-thinking couple.
THE ULTIMATE STAYCATION Go inside celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s dream home.
ESCAPE PLAN A look at Ritz-Carlton’s stunning new Reserve properties.
ABOVE THE CLOUDS Fresh powder awaits at Scarp Ridge Lodge in Crested Butte, Colorado.
I SPY Shop our favorite glittery and whimsical jewelry pieces for the spring season.
INTO THE WILD Visit Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley for an unforgettable adventure.
Wool top with utility pockets, $895, wool neck tie, $125, MAX MARA, maxmara.com. Rose des Vents hoop earrings, $3,450, DIOR,
available by special order at 1.800.929.3467.
Photographed by DAVID SLIJPER
Styled by SARAH GORE REEVES
TWO FACED We’re doubling down on the season’s most stylish fashions for women.
ON THE COVER
NEW HORIZONS Uncover the unparalleled beauty of the Cambodian Riviera.
PHOTO: KAT IRLIN
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CHICAGO Elevate your home with a custom-designed rug from Interior Define’s latest launch.
DALLAS Meet Joanna Czech, the newest beauty ambassador for French house Dior.
HAMPTONS Set a stunning table with sophisticated new paper goods from Marcie Pantzer.
HOUSTON Find your perfect blouse, explore a new art exhibit, and see where to dine in style.
LAS VEGAS Relax and unwind in one of 44 treatment rooms at the redesigned Spa at Wynn.
LOS ANGELES Shop at the first APL store at The Grove and dine at the city’s newest restaurants.
Escape to paradise and savor all the richest culture and cuisine imaginable.
NEW YORK CITY
McQueen Flowers in New York City.
Experience the most exciting new workout class in the city that celebs swear by.
ORANGE COUNTY Satisfy your sweet tooth, visit a fitness oasis, and shop for sparkly jewels.
SAN FRANCISCO Discover the hottest new restaurants, boutiques, and hotels in the city.
144 The West Hollywood Edition hotel.
Explore the V&A Museum’s new exhibition “Bags: Inside Out.”
136 Bar Charles in Dallas.
140 Post and Lintel 7 (1984/2019) by Brice Marden, on display at the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston.
SADELLE’S: DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN. BAR CHARLES: MANNY RODRIGUEZ. DRAWING: COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST
The interior of Sadelle’s in Las Vegas.
The Breitling Cinema Squad Charlize Theron Brad Pitt Adam Driver
EDITOR IN CHIEF
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
William Pelkey SENIOR EDITOR
Kasey Caminiti ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Lauren Watzich PRODUCTION
CONTRIBUTING COPY EDITOR
CONTRIBUTING PHOTO DIRECTOR
Calev Print Media
CONTRIBUTING IMAGING SPECIALIST
The Aaron Group FINANCE FINANCE DIRECTOR
Danielle Bixler SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
DUJOUR CITIES CONTRIBUTING CITIES EDITOR
Natasha Wolff REGIONAL EDITORS
Rebecca Taras (Chicago), Holly Haber (Dallas) Natasha Wolff (Hamptons, Houston, New York City), Miami/Palm Beach, (Rebecca Kleinman) Andy Wang (Las Vegas) Jessica Estrada (Los Angeles, Orange County), Jennie Nunn (San Francisco) EDITORIAL INTERN
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T True 8 mm ring in 18k gold, $2,200, T True necklace in 18k gold, $25,000, T True hinged bracelets in 18k gold, $15,000 each, TIFFANY & CO., tiffany.com.
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CONTENTS KAT IRLIN
Kat Irlin, who shot our fashion feature, is a New York–based photographer. Her work has appeared in publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Numéro, L’Officiel, Elle, Marie Claire, and Vanity Fair. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she built an immense following on Instagram as @kat_in_nyc. She has shot all over the world for companies such as Cartier, Tiffany, and LVMH. She lives in Brooklyn with her family and beloved Australian shepherd, Cookie.
A former full-time magazine editor with more than 20 years of experience, Danine Alati has a résumé that includes stints at Worth, Brides, Hamptons, and Art Basel Miami Beach. For the past two years, she has freelanced as a writer, editor, and project manager, focusing on lifestyle and design content. Her work appears in Architectural Digest’s online vertical AD Pro, Galerie, and the design publication Home Design & Decor, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. This issue, she penned our home feature on celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s newly transformed Los Angeles villa.
Photographer Frédéric Lagrange has been documenting the world for almost two decades, traveling through more than 100 countries. So it’s fitting that he shot our Cambodian Riviera feature. His natural ability to cross cultural and language barriers has allowed him to embed with indigenous people in some of the most secluded parts of the globe. He has received many awards, and his work is regularly featured in magazines such as Vanity Fair, WSJ., Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and The New Yorker. Lagrange has also teamed up with renowned advertising agencies to work on campaigns for Starwood Hotels, The Walt Disney Company, MetLife, Louis Vuitton, and others.
SARAH GORE REEVES
After 15 years as a fashion director for Vogue Mexico and Vogue Latin America, Sarah Gore Reeves deployed her extraordinary skills as a stylist for us on this issue’s fashion shoot, photographed by Kat Irlin. Gore Reeves splits her time between New York and Mexico City with her husband, starchitect Enrique Norten. She consults with international brands and earlier this year completed a launch with Celine Dion for L’Oréal. She has recently worked with Amber Heard, Lily James, Priyanka Chopra, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, and Jane Fonda.
Idris Elba, who is featured this issue alongside his wife, style icon and activist Sabrina Dhowre, is a Golden Globe–winning, Emmynominated actor, producer, director, and musician. In 2016, he was the first male actor to receive dual Screen Actors Guild Awards in one evening for Beasts of No Nation and the miniseries Luther. Since garnering attention in the early 2000s for his portrayal of Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire, he has appeared in numerous TV series and films, including Avengers: Infinity War and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and founded a production company. In 2018, Elba was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive. He is currently in production on Warner Bros.’ The Suicide Squad, scheduled for 2021.
Amy Elliott is a freelance writer and editor specializing in all things fine jewelry. She is a contributing editor at JCK Magazine and the author of its All That Glitters blog. Her work has appeared in Caviar Affair, Martha Stewart Weddings, Galerie, and 1stdibs’ blog, The Study. She wrote for us about David Yurman’s new flagship store and more.
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For this issue, former DuJour Media deputy editor Natasha Wolff reported on cultural happenings, including Princess MarieChantal of Greece’s new book, and oversaw DuJour’s Cities section. Wolff has written and edited for Vogue, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, the New York Post, Robb Report, Elle Decor, Domino, and more. Her recent brand work and copywriting clients include Bergdorf Goodman, Soho House, White House Black Market, Tod’s, and Unilever.
Born and raised in New York City, Douglas Friedman, who shot star designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Los Angeles home, first worked as an assistant to director David Fincher on Seven, The Game, and Fight Club before traveling the world and photographing everything from Sherpas at Mount Everest to sharks in the Celebes Sea. He returned to New York to study photographic technique and theory. Friedman has shot architecture and design stories for Wallpaper, Domino, and Elle Decor, as well as stylized portraits for Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, and Vanity Fair. Friedman divides his time between L.A. and New York.
ED LETTER DuJour editor in Chief Kim Peiffer.
onsidering it’s barely been winter at press time, with “frigid midwinter temps” soaring well above the 50’s, I’m unusually excited for spring. Perhaps its my solid black wardrobe that dominates my facade from November to mid-April (bring on the tights, wool skirts and cashmere turtlenecks) that is making me crave color and light, flowey fabrics. Luckily for me (and in turn all of you), our spring issue is filled with an abundance of decadent spring treasures, from flowy pastels to easy breezy neutrals. Add a little ice to those duds within the pages of our jewelry story, which features eye-popping baubles that will fit your fancy. Speaking of fitting your fancy, we hope our cover star, the lovely Natalie Dormer, will bring just as much refreshment to your March as the fashion. In our cover story, she talks about her new role in the series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Also inside our pages you’ll f ind a rare interview with one of the most humble, phenomenal women in Hollywood, style icon and activist Sabrina Dhowre, who also happens to hold the title of wife to “Sexiest Man Alive” actor Idris Elba. The photographs, shot by Elba himself, take us inside the walls of their love story and I assure you, it’s a read worth every minute. This spring, I’m also looking forward to a few more trips around the globe to fuel that wanderlust that seems to pop up time after time. In the past year, Spring skiing is definitely in the cards (I’m leaving for Montana in just a few weeks), and I’m looking forward to venturing off on several trips with my family, including a jaunt over to Japan in April to celebrate a milestone birthday of my best friend. Regardless of where your travels (and your wardrobe) lead Kim Peiffer you in the coming months, I hope this issue serves as Editor in Chief inspiration for all. Or at the very least, a distraction from reality on a Sunday afternoon for a bit. Instagram: @peifferk1
Fivole Secrète timepiece featuring diamonds set in 18k yellow gold, $42,600, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, vancleerfarpels.com. Hand painted ‘Plum Blossom’ wallpaper on dyed silk, $937 per panel, DE GOURNAY, degournay.com.
WATCH; GREG MARINO
Idyllic views at The Charterhouse, in London.
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BINNSHOTS R I TA W I L S O N AND TOM H A N K S AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
Z E N D AYA AT THE CRITICS’ CHOICE AWAR DS A L E X A C H U N G AT THE DIOR HAUTE COUTURE SPRING SH OW I N PA R I S
JON HAMM IN WEST H O L LY W O O D
REESE WITHERSPOON AT T H E S C R E E N ACTOR ’S GUILD AWAR DS
ach spring, for me, is about awakening the senses. Whether I’m welcoming the warmer temperatures with a soiree, going for a scenic walk in the park with my children, or exploring new spots around town, this time of year always revolves around new adventures. To kick off the season, we’re celebrating our DuJour cover star, Natalie Dormer. Inside this issue, the star gets personal about Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. In addition to DuJour’s cover reveal, we have many more surprises to share this season—especially when it comes to trends in fashion, accessories, and more. From magnanimous shapes to artistic watches to a collaboration from Max Mara and the Whitney Museum of American Art, there are so many beautiful looks to inspire your warm-weather ensembles. Whether you’ll be planning your next getaway, stopping to smell the flowers in Bryant Park, or spending a rainy afternoon curled up at home, you’ll find that a copy of our Spring issue in hand is the perfect guide. This book is filled with stunning celebrity features, environmental news, and travel destinations to entertain and inspire you over the next couple of months. Turn to our City Guide pages for the hottest happenings in New York City, Las Vegas, Houston, and beyond. We’ve highlighted a selection of the hottest eateries, boutiques, hotels, and cultural events to explore during weekend outings. No matter where life takes you this spring, DuJour will be there to embolden you. Here’s to enjoying all of the little moments that make this Jason Binn time of year so special, on behalf of my family, Twitter/Instagram: @jasonbinn our team, and myself.
RENÉE Z E L LW E G E R AT T H E CRITICS’ CHOICE AWAR DS
L U P I TA N YO N G ’ O AT THE CRITICS’ CHOICE AWAR DS
S Y D N E Y S W E E N E Y, Q U E N T I N TA R A N T I N O , A N D JOEY KING IN LOS ANGELES
JOANNE TUCKER WITH ADAM D R I V E R AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
JASON BINN OSCAR BINN OUT ON THE TOWN
MALUMA , KIM K ARDASHIAN W E S T, KO U R T N E Y K ARDASHIAN, AND O R V I L L E P E C K AT T H E D I O R M E N FA LL SHOW IN MIAMI
JENNIFER LOPEZ WITH ALEX R O D R I G U E Z AT T H E SCREEN ACTOR ’S GUILD AWAR DS
K AT E HUDSON IN NEW YO R K
L AUR A DERN AND SARA MOONVES IN LOS ANGELES
SELENA G O M E Z AT THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWAR DS A N N E H AT H AWAY WITH ADAM S H U L M A N AT THE CRITICS’ CHO ICE AWAR DS
LISA BONET WITH JASON MOMOA I N B E V E R LY HILLS
ANWAR HADID A N D DUA LI PA AT T H E A M E R I C A N MUSIC AWAR DS
ANA DE ARMAS A N D C H R I S E VA N S IN LOS ANGELES
MARGOT ROBBIE AT T H E GOLDEN GLOBES
L I LY ALDRIDGE AT B V L G A R I , N YC
B E L L A H A D I D AT T H E D I O R M E N FA LL S H OW AF TE R PAR T Y I N M IAM I
BRAD PITT AT T H E PRODUCER’S GUILD AWAR DS
SOKO WITH D A K O TA FA N N I N G IN LOS ANGELES
LAKEITH S TA N F I E L D I N LOS ANGELES PORTIA DE ROSSI AND ELLEN D E G E N E R E S AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
ARIANA G R A N D E AT THE GRAMMY AWAR DS
TESSA THOMPSON AT T H E LOEWE SOHO OPENING
NAOMI WAT T S AT T H E GOLDEN GLOBES STORM REID IN B E V E R LY HILLS
WINSTON DUKE IN LOS ANGELES
JODIE TURNERSMITH WITH JOSHUA JACKSON IN LOS ANGELES
MIKE MOH AT A P R E - S A G PAR T Y I N LOS ANGELES
D E B R A M E S S I N G AT Lâ€™AV E N U E AT S A K S I N N E W YO R K CIT Y
DANIEL URZEDO WITH DEMI MOORE IN WEST H O L LY W O O D
SANDRA BULLOCK AT T H E GOLDEN GLOBES
PEDRO A LM O D OVA R A N D ANTONIO BANDERAS IN B E V E R LY H I L L S
JASON BINN WITH OSCAR BINN IN N E W YOR K CIT Y
SIGOURNEY W E AV E R AT T H E DIOR HAUTE COUTURE SHOW I N PA R I S
CHRISTINA RICCI AT T H E D I O R H O M M E P R I VAT E D I N N E R I N PAR I S
B E N P L A T T , M O L LY G O R D O N , A N D BEANIE FELDSTEIN IN LOS ANGELES
K AT E B O S W O R T H AT B O T T E G A V E N E TA PRESENTS: THE BOTTEGA DINER IN MIAMI BEACH
KIM JONES AND CARA D E LE V I N GN E I N PA R I S
DAN LEV Y AT T H E AMERICAN MUSIC AWAR DS
ROSE LESLIE WITH KIT HARINGTON AT T H E G O L D E N GLOBES
KENDALL J E N N E R AT C A LV I N K L E I N IN NEW YOR K CIT Y
JESSIE J. WITH C H A N N I N G TAT U M AT T H E R E C O R D I N G ACADEMY AND C LI V E DAV I S P R EGR AMMY GALA
OLIVIA C U L P O AT FENDI IN MIAMI
E LT O N J O H N W I T H D AV I D F U R N I S H AT T H E GOLDEN GLOBES
RAMI MALEK AND LUCY B OY N T O N AT T H E GOLDEN GLOBES
JACKIE SANDLER WITH A D A M S A N D L E R AT T H E CR ITIC Sâ€™ CHO ICE AWAR DS
CECE BINN WITH JASON BINN IN N E W YOR K CIT Y
LEONARDO D I C A P R I O AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
BINNSHOTS PHARRELL W I L L I A M S AT B E AT S BY DR. DRE SOUND BITES MIAMI K ACEY M U S G R AV E S AT T H E S TA N D A R D , HIGH LINE, IN NEW YOR K CIT Y
NICOLE K I D M A N AT T H E PRODUCER’S GUILD AWAR DS
JUSTIN BIEBER WITH JADEN SMITH IN LOS ANGELES
OLIVIA COLMAN AND ED SINCLAIR AT T H E GOLDEN GLOBES TAY L O R S W I F T AT BILLBOARD: WOMEN IN MUSIC IN LOS ANGELES
CYNTHIA E R I V O AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
JOAQUIN PHOENIX W I T H Q U E N T I N TA R A N T I N O IN LOS ANGELES
KYLIE JENNER IN B E V E R LY HILLS
DAV I D B E C K H A M A N D K AT E M O S S AT THE DIOR MEN FA LL S H OW I N M I A M I D I P L O AT T H E D I O R H O M M E P R I VAT E D I N N E R I N PAR I S WINNIE HARLOW AT F E N D I IN MIAMI
EUGENE LEVY WITH A N N I E M U R P H Y AT THE CRITICS’ CHO ICE AWAR DS
K A I T LY N DEVER IN LOS ANGELES SHAWN M E N D E S AT THE GRAMMY AWAR DS
JASON BINN, OSCAR BINN, AND CECE BINN LOUNGING AT F O N TA I N E B L E A U M I A M I
COLIN JOST WITH SCARLETT JOHANSSON AT T H E S C R E E N ACTOR ’S GUILD AWAR DS
KARAMO IN WEST H O L LY W O O D
SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO, WITH LANA GOMEZ AT T H E C R I T I C S ’ CHO ICE AWAR DS J A S O N B AT E M A N AND AMANDA A N K A AT T H E GOLDEN GLOBES
CHRISTIAN S I R I A N O AT SOHO GRAND’S BL ACK & WHITE MASQUERADE BALL
MAR THA STE WAR T AT L’AV E N U E AT S A K S I N N E W YO R K CIT Y C AT H E R I N E O ’ H A R A AT THE CRITICS’ CHOICE AWAR DS
S I TA A B E L L A N AT T H E D I O R H O M M E P R I VAT E DINNER
ERIC WHITE AND PAT R I C I A A R Q U E T T E AT T H E B A F TA : TE A PA R T Y
BETTY GILPIN WITH ALISON B R I E AT T H E C R I T I C S ’ CHO ICE AWAR DS
BILLIE EILISH WITH FINNEAS O ’ C O N N E L L AT T H E G R A M M Y AWA R D S
K AT E BECKINSALE AT T H E PRODUCER’S GUILD AWAR DS
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Whitney bags, $1,220 each, and silk scarf, $130, MAX MARA, maxmara.com.
Paint the Town
Max Mara collaborated with the Whitney Museum of American Art to create a special edition of the iconic Whitney bag and a silk scarf—both in eye-popping seasonal colors—inspired by modernist painter Florine Stettheimer. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS ZAREBINSKI
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Bottega Veneta’s spring styles make their debut: Meet Snap and Curve. BY ALEXIS PARENTE
BV Snap clutch, $3,400, and BV Curve heel, $1,650, BOTTEGA VENETA, bottegaveneta.com.
TO THE MAX
Page through iconic pieces that defined decades of Sportmax style. This season marks Dolce & Gabbana’s introduction of the brand-new Daymaster sneaker. A nod to the ’80s, the Daymaster is a sporty, stylish low-top that’s all about volume and color. A subtle logo and light construction make this shoe a spring wardrobe must-have. FROM TOP: Men’s
Daymaster sneaker, $525, and women’s Daymaster sneaker, $575, DOLCE & GABBANA, dolcegabbana.com.
Sportmax coffee table book, $195, assouline.com.
Founded in 1969, Sportmax has long been known for its Italian craftsmanship and approachable style. Now, with the publication of Assouline’s Sportmax, you can take a look back at original photography and never-before-seen archival images that epitomize the brand’s bold point of view. Featuring colorful images curated by fashion historian Olivier Saillard and text by fashion writer Luke Leitch, these pages are perfect for getting lost in.
DOLCE & GABBANA SHOE: LUCAS ZAREBINSKI. ILLUSTRATION: SPORTMAX ARCHIVES. SPORTMAX PHOTOGRAPH: PETER LINDBERGH.-
he soon-to-debut BV Snap clutch has a slim square silhouette crafted from nappa leather woven in the house’s signature intrecciato pattern. Each Snap clasp is made from a single block of thuja root and accented with gold and silver detailing, showcasing the seamless combination of natural and glam materials. Bottega Veneta will also introduce its leather BV Curve heels this season. The Curve comes in three shapes: a classic mule, a twisted-strap sandal, and a mule that features the house’s emblematic “V” within the arch. Each shoe is handwoven and finished with recycledcashmere insoles.
The Skyâ€™s the Limit
Watches and airplanes grew up almost in sync in the early 20th century, and top brands are making the connection. These aviation-inspired pieces will assuredly log time on the wrists of professional aces and style enthusiasts alike. BY ROBERTA NAAS PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS ZAREBINSKI
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Pilotâ€™s Watch Edition Le Petit Prince in stainless steel with self-winding movement, $12,900, IWC, iwc.com. Pilot Type 20 Chronograph with oversized onion-style crown crafted in bronze, $7,100, ZENITH, zenith-watches.com. Grand Flieger Automatic in stainless steel with self-winding movement and gradient green dial, $1,950, TUTIMA, tutima.com. Chronometer Navitimer Automatic 41mm in steel with rose gold beaded bezel and slide-rule chapter ring, $6,400, BREITLING, breitling.com. Air-King Oyster Perpetual Air-King Superlative chronometer crafted in Oyster steel, $6,200, ROLEX, rolex.com.
Spiritual bead necklace with black diamonds, $45,000, DAVID YURMAN, davidyurman.com.
Upon the opening of David Yurman’s new flagship store in New York City, Yurman’s son, Evan, reflects on the brand’s 50-year history and its future.
BY AMY ELLIOTT
hen David Yurman decided to erect a new flagship store on New York City’s 57th Street, the task of designing the space fell to Evan Yurman, son of cofounders David and Sybil Yurman. As chief creative officer, the 37-year-old currently leads the brand’s men’s collection and important high jewelry pieces. He also works on the Artist Series, a collaboration with his father that transforms exotic gems into statement jewels with a luxe-meets-organic feel. Helming the new f lagship’s design, however, presented Evan with a unique opportunity to prove himself as a visionary. “I was inducted in the language of the brand from a young age, so the design codes and values are something that I understand innately,” says Evan, who has a background in blacksmithing, stonecutting, sculpture, and geology. He formally joined his family’s business in 2004. Located just steps from Fifth Avenue, the 5,000-plus-square-foot space opened in December 2019. The architectural objectives were clearly defined: elevated craftsmanship, luxe materials, and innovation in design, while evoking modernity, warmth, and elegance. “We are first and foremost a design house, and this new home on one of the most important retail streets in Manhattan showcases the artistry and craftsmanship, engineering, and innovation of our products,” Evan says. The primary goal was to offer a state-of-the-art showcase for the full range of David Yurman jewelry and watches while encapsulating the brand’s unique artistic heritage. To achieve this, Evan collaborated with award-winning New York–based architect Michael Gabellini of Gabellini Sheppard. Having previously designed the DY Townhouse on Madison Avenue a decade ago (it’s now permanently closed), Gabellini was a natural choice for DY57, as the new flagship is known. The Yurman family’s artistic roots are layered into the store’s interior design scheme. Examples of the work that David and Sybil were doing in the 1970s and 1980s—back when they were studio artists versed in welding, painting, and sculpture—are exhibited on the second floor. The iconic Cable bracelet, the original design that David created for Sybil in 1981, stands among them like a kind of mother ship in miniature, with its distinctive torque design and finial caps set with emeralds and amethysts. Meanwhile, archival sculptures by David and walls adorned with mural paintings by Sybil further express the brand’s journey from art to jewelry. “A lot of my inspiration came from the fact that the product is rooted in materials, texture, and form,” Evan says. “So we strived to include special materials that give texture and that give a feeling of warmth and play with light.” A rose gold–colored facade, a dramatic French oak staircase, and flooring that arranges bardiglio trambisera marble and Pietra Cardosa limestone in a marquetry pattern are just a few of the elements chosen to create a considered mix of lustrous and matte surfaces. Evan’s personal stamp is revealed in the furnishings, which hail from his own collection of Philip Arctander clam chairs and Heinz Lilienthal etched-steel tables, along with some Wegner and Eames pieces.
TOP: DY57 sketch by New York City architect Michael Gabellini. RIGHT: Novella Mosaic XL cuff with citrine, pink tourmaline, and diamonds in 18-karat gold, exclusive to DY57, price upon request.
Archival sketch for the original Cable bracelet.
Statue of Liberty Cable bracelet with diamonds, exclusive to DY57, $3,500.
Tanzanite ring with diamonds in 18-karat gold, price upon request.
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An entire floor is devoted to the men’s collection, the category that best reflects Evan’s voice and inf luence. The new EY Signature designs—one-of-a kind pieces that meld the allure of rare antiquities with modern, ropy chains—are a standout. “Some of my favorite pieces are the amulets featuring ancient gold coins that were struck and trimmed by hand in the 1500s through 1700s at Spanish mints in Mexico, Peru, and Colombia,” Evan says. These, and other collections that Evan has created, have a hand-hewn artistry about them. The Waves Collection, for example, was inspired by the famous Japanese woodblock print The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by the artist Hokusai. Tendrilled gold waves stand out in stark relief against backgrounds of forged carbon on signet rings, shield-shaped pendants, and even a bracelet. “Over time, our product has evolved, both in terms of the engineering and technological processes used to create our pieces, as well as designing collections that feel new and surprising,” Evan says. Perhaps the best example of this is through an examination of the history of the famous Cable bracelet. The newest iterations to embrace the motif are fashioned of slim, f lexible 18-karat gold strands and finished with gemstones like emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. DY57 also has several store-exclusive versions of Cable: One is detailed in bronze with a greenish patina, a nod to the Statue of Liberty; finials are studded with triangular elements, alternately referencing the statue’s crown or the Chrysler Building’s Art Deco spire. “I believe what makes our brand special is that it’s about evolution,” Evan says. “It’s about: What is the next step? How do you not lose the past? How do you acknowledge the past and also bring it to the forefront of the future?” How, indeed? Or maybe a better question is: Who will be the one to take us there? If DY57 is any indication, then we already have our answer.
interior view of the new DY57 jewelry cases.
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Full pavé Renaissance drop earrings with diamonds in 18-karat gold, exclusive to DY57, price upon request.
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Floral stud earrings, $13,000, JFINE, jfineinc.com.
Wool belted dress, price upon request, LOUIS VUITTON, louisvuitton.com.
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Haute Joaillerie Collection floral ring, price upon request, CHOPARD, chopard.com. Beaded earring, $795, VALENTINO,
Printed asymmetrical dress, $650, VERONICA BEARD,
Macrame bag, price upon request, PRADA, prada.com.
Brown leather lace-up sandals, $275, ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS, revolve.com.
Brooke Shields in the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon.
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Reina pant, $128, MARCIANO, marciano.com.
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Silk blouse, $1,245, and silk skirt, $1,145, DOLCE & GABBANA, select Dolce & Gabbana boutiques.
Leather fringe bag, $4,895, VALENTINO, Valentino boutiques.
Straw hat, $1,500, CHRISTIAN DIOR, Dior boutiques.
Wicker, leather, and silk high heel, $1,895, DOLCE & GABBANA, dolcegabbana.it.
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Carved emerald, diamond, black enamel, 18-karat gold, and platinum bracelet, price upon request, DAVID WEBB, davidwebb.com.
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e all know that wristwatches in today’s world are not a necessity. We have smartphones and tablets that show the time. However, wristwatches are a grand statement of style, taste, and personality. Indeed, luxury watches are horological works that combine mechanical technology and masterful precision, but they’re also a wonderful blank canvas waiting to be filled by the most creative master artisans—and certain watch brands are delivering powerful and unique finished canvases. Referred to as métiers d’art, artistic watch dials have become standard for certain brands. Design motifs often recall nature, with birds in f light and animals on the prowl emulated in intricate detail. Sometimes the artist reinterprets a scene, an entire city, or even a fantasy concept, such as an enchanting mermaid, all in an effort to offer a masterpiece that captures the heart as well as the eyes. Featuring techniques like hand enameling, cloisonné, marquetry, and mosaic work, today’s luxury watch dials rival art found in the world’s finest museums. To create these masterful dials, different brands employ design approaches that run the gamut from hand-painting using ancient methods to engraving to sculpting to adding moving parts. Arceau Awooooo, Though some brands seek out hand-painted wolf, from and employ the finest artisans who $80,600, HERMÈS, work in miniature to develop dials hermes.com. that make a supreme statement of unparalleled excellence, other brands work directly with artists, architects, designers, and myriad creative types to bring their ideas to fruition.
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Rotonde de Cartier Panthère, wood marquetry, price upon request, CARTIER, cartier.com.
Rendez-Vous Celestial, $43,000, JAEGERLECOULTRE, jaeger-lecoultre .com.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s hand-painted Celestial watch was inspired by the aurora borealis.
A R T I S T I C C O L L A B O R AT I O N S Movado was a pioneer in this field, having introduced its Artists’ Series back in 1987 with the unveiling of the Andy Warhol Times/5, a bracelet watch consisting of five individual cases, each featuring a Warhol-photographed New York cityscape. From there, the brand went on to work with numerous artists, including Israeliborn Yaacov Agam, whose four collections reflected his idea of the changing landscape of time; American abstract expressionist James Rosenquist; Swiss artist and architect Max Bill, who created the extremely colorful Bill-Time watches; Brazil native Romero Britto; and Kenny Scharf. Last year, Movado announced a new collaboration with royal wedding photographer, author, and activist Alexi Lubomirski. Also regularly on the cutting edge of artistic masterpieces, Swiss watch brand Hublot works with a host of different artists and designers, including tattoo and street artists, to develop entire collections. “Partnerships like these are about opportunities, meeting more people, and expanding your scope,” says Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot. “We live in a global world, and art is a platform that allows you to express yourself through another type of communication, combining the art of watchmaking with real art put into a watch.”
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Thanks to brilliant creative minds and the world’s finest artisans, top watch brands are bringing museum-quality compositions to the wrist. BY ROBERTA NAAS Magic Lotus Automaton, hand-painted, carved gemstones, $210,000, JAQUET DROZ, jaquet-droz.com.
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Erotic Classico Milo Manara in steel, $24,400, ULYSSE NARDIN,
Easily one of the most intriguing relationships Hublot has is with sculpture artist Richard Orlinski, whose incredible stylized sculptural takes on King Kong and other icons can be found all over the world. Working with bold colors and geometric angles, Orlinski brings his design aesthetic to the watch case rather than the dial, with Hublot creating three-dimensional cases made up of geometric angles and mixes of matte and polished finishes. For other artists, the dials and colors are the focus. Hublot works with street artist Shepard Fairey; London-based tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Büchi, of the Sang Bleu studio, who just last year designed the Big Bang One Click Sang Bleu Steel Turquoise; and, most recently, the late kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. The final result of the latter collaboration, revealed in December by Hublot and the Cruz-Diez family, features watches with dials that are constantly in motion, thanks to multiple levels and rotating discs that reflect the Venezuelan artist’s love of color and movement.
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Big Bang Sang Bleu II in blue, the color of ink used in the Sang Bleu tattoo studio, king gold $47,300, titanium $25,200, HUBLOT, hublot.com.
Tonda 1950 Marcello Lo Giudice, hand-painted over a special laser technique, $36,000, PARMIGIANI FLEURIER, parmigiani.com.
Ulysse Nardin has formed partnerships with different artists for certain collections and maintains an incredible in-house artisan studio, where master enamelers, painters, and engravers work side by side to bring works of art to fruition. Recently, the brand teamed up with Italian comic book artist Milo Manara to fashion a series of erotic watches. Manara created 10 illustrations of a mythical mermaid and a beautiful young woman that Ulysse Nardin’s master artisans then miniaturized and micro-painted onto the watch dials using fine single-hair brushes and high-intensity microscopes. Each dial took approximately 50 hours to comple t e , a nd e a c h i s i nc r e d ibly de t a i le d , y ield i ng a l mo s t incomprehensible depth and dimension. Each is sold with an original signed and numbered Manara print. Parmigiani Fleurier worked with artist Marcello Lo Giudice to release 12 unique Tonda 1950 Marcello Lo Giudice timepieces that represent the Italian painter’s “Eden Universe, Eden Ocean” exhibition, displayed last year at Opera Gallery in New York. The watches’ dials feature bold colors and abstract landscapes, formed using a specially developed laser technique that adds volume and texture to the f lat surface. The artist then hand-painted the color pigments to match Lo Giudice’s paintings exactly.
Master enamelers, painters, and engravers work side by side to bring works of art to fruition.
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The 1947 Collection, painted by the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, $49,995, BREMONT, bremont.com.
LEFT: Individually hand-painted dials by Ronnie Wood.
Wood, Rolling Stones guitarist, songwriter, and artist for The 1947 Collection.
The list goes on and on, from Rado working with Fondation Le Corbusier to develop a licensed and certified Les Couleurs collection based on the architect’s use of polychromatic colors to brands that work with street artists, singers, songwriters, musicians, and more. In fact, British brand Bremont worked closely with the iconic Ronnie Wood—acclaimed Rolling Stones guitarist, songwriter, and artist—for the brand’s The 1947 Collection, launched in late 2019. What makes this watch so unique is the fact that Wood actually created paintings during his career and used those as his baseline inspiration. More important, though, is the fact that he hand-painted each of the dials himself. There are 47 limited edition dials in 42mm white gold cases that feature Wood’s signature on the movement back. “I look at some of the dials, and it brings back memories of having painted them on tour in places like Chicago, Seattle, or Philadelphia,” Wood says. “In different places, I’d get a little time to spend doing some art in between looking after those little twins and the music, of course.” Richard Mille also recently teamed up with award-winning singer and songwriter Pharrell Williams for a nearly $1 million RM 52-05 namesake tourbillon watch. Williams says he often seeks out new perspectives in order to make his innovative music
and, for him, the sky is a constant inspiration. So he wanted to show it in a new way. For this watch, he imagined the perspective of looking at Mars through an astronaut’s helmet. The center of the dial is a helmet, and the red planet comes to life via 5N rose gold— sometimes called red gold—engraving, and enamel work. “I’ve a lways been fa scinated by look ing up at the sk y,” Williams says. “What could be more inspiring than all that ever was and all that ever will be? Space, before your eyes. It’s yours to see. It was here before the Earth, before this solar system. It’ll be here after us, and nothing’s more meaningful than that. When I look up at the sky, I’m looking at God. I feel part of so many different parts of a whole.”
TRADITIONAL ART Although working in collaboration with established artists and designers leads to new and different results, some luxury brands prefer to push the envelope with what one might refer to as traditional art, created by in-house artisans that range from enamelers to woodworkers to engravers to gem setters and other craftspeople, many of whom have spent their entire lives honing a single skill. Hand-enameling, engraving, or laying mosaics or marquetry in miniature may seem traditional, today’s artists pull out all the
RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams, $969,000, RICHARD MILLE, richardmille.com.
stops when breathing life into these complex and unique dials. Additionally, they’re always finding new ways to express themselves. In the past decade alone, we have witnessed mosaic and marquetry dials made of hundreds of pieces of straw, rose petals, butterfly wings, bird feathers, animal hair, leather, wood, motherof-pearl, and additional unusual materials that make these watches both alluring and dramatic. Some brands turn to engravers and specialty metalworkers to craft miniature sculptures on the dial, and others even use moving parts, called automatons, for astounding and enchanting masterpieces. Particularly daring brands will employ multiple arts on a single dial. Others push the limits when it comes to hand-painting, lacquering, and enamel work. A single hand-painted or enameled dial can take hundreds of hours to make and can cost upwards of $50,000, due to the incredible painstaking work that goes into it. Generally, dials like this offer vibrant colors, lush f lowers, or animals so detailed you can see every hair. After the artist spends days painting in miniature, a single firing—and the dials undergo dozens of firings in an 800-plus-degree kiln—can leave bubbles or breakage, requiring the artist to start again. Because of the sheer amount of labor and time that goes into the making of these métiers d’art watches, they are often created as one-of-a-kind pieces. Additionally, because each dial is made by hand, every watch is unique, adding even more value to the finished piece. These watches are meant to be enjoyed and showcased. And what better way to display art than by wearing it on your wrist?
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rose gold, engraving, and enamel work make up the RM 52-05’s red planet. sketch of the RM 52-05’s dial, which views Mars through an astronaut’s helmet.
BOTTOM RIGHT (2): JEROME BRYON
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LEFT: Award-winning singer and songwriter Pharrell Williams.
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This season, makeup takes a bold turn with saturated shadows, colorful mascaras, and artsy wisps aplenty. BY KIM PEIFFER Ever since the first episode of HBO’s teen drama Euphoria premiered last June, we’ve seen an inf lux of inf luential beauty looks hitting the runway as a result. No-makeup makeup? Not anymore. This season, fashion visionaries used a surrealist’s palette of graphic liners, colored mascaras, and—even bolder— full-on face decals and rhinestones galore. These looks are not for
the meek but for those looking to make a statement, both on and off the catwalk. At Anna Sui (above), models strutted full force in neon eye shadow paired with wispy liner painted on to look like angel wings. Brave? Yes. Office appropriate? Perhaps not. But edgy and fun for a Saturday night out? You be the judge. Why not? You only live once. The Euphoria girls certainly know how to crush it.
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Destinations around the globe are redefining wellness travel with custom in-room amenities that self-care dreams are made of. BY KIM PEIFFER
quick trip into the Cancún airport and a breezy drive down a main drag into Mexico’s Riviera Maya lands you smack-dab in the middle of a magical world called Mayakoba, where emerald jungles and white sand beaches intersect among private freshwater lagoons—in other words, pure paradise. Rosewood Mayakoba, the luxury player amid the 620-acre resort enclave (which boasts four resorts total), is renowned for its A-plus service, oversized private luxury suites, and incredible authentic cuisine, but the resort is taking things a step further when it comes to complete mind, body, and soul renewal. In early 2020, the property will debut eight loft-style wellness suites dedicated to enhancing each guest’s inner journey and heightening tranquility and renewal on an extremely personalized level, right within the walls of your suite. The rooms—all just steps
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La Cocina, an open kitchen for unique culinary experiences; the welcome cocktail offered upon arrival; an outdoor meditation area inside the wellness suites.
from the property’s award-winning spa—feature private salt therapy pools overlooking the lagoon (utilizing the medicinal qualities of salts and minerals to provide support for the immune and nervous systems), outdoor serenity pavilions in private gardens that are perfect for yoga, personal training or individual healing sessions with the resort’s shaman, and a ref lexology fountain to aid circulation and lymphatic drainage. But the exterior amenities are only the beginning. The property has thought of everything to help you reach a full state of zen, including enhanced in-room sleeping tools, such as circadian light lamps that simulate the natural movement of the sun; antiaging pillowcases; in-room oil diffusers handpicked from the La Ceiba Garden; and the ultimate indulgence: custom essential-oil showerheads. (This amenity is truly one of a kind.) When it comes to in-room cuisine, the hotel offers the minibar of all minibars, created exclusively for the wellness suites by chef
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Juan Pablo Loza, director of culinary operations at Rosewood Mayakoba, not to mention a variety of wellness options stemming from the property’s very own garden. But perhaps the ultimate bonus of booking of these VIP wellness suites is the surrounding experience you can customize while you’re there. Think of it as a choose-your-own-wellness-adventure type of scenario: Your well-being butler (yes, you’ll get your very own for the duration of your stay) will help curate a tailored experience to meet your goals, including scheduling a variety of transformative rituals and experiences based on your interests. Those looking to reboot their fitness and nutrition goals, for example, can select the corresponding experience, in which everything from private classes with the resort’s star personal trainer, Giovanni, to personalized culinary nutrition courses to sessions exploring your relationship with food are crafted to help set you up for success. (An afternoon training beneath a thatched-roof patio with views of the lagoon served as a distraction from the fiercely effective full-body-weight high-intensity interval training workouts we were doing.) If reawakening the inner soul is what needs a little tweaking, choose the inner balance wellness path. Experts can share how to employ boundaries for time, strengthen relationships, and introduce practices that bring joy, all to help you find your ideal balance of healthy living. There are two more official wellness paths to choose from, one including adventure and a special one for couples looking to reconnect, but everything—emphasis on everything—is customizable, depending on your goals. Whichever journey you choose, make sure there’s plenty of downtime to enjoy the spa’s plunge pools and relaxation center. Spend enough time there, and you’ll have no choice but to surrender to the well-being powers that be.
Wellness suites come equipped with soothing natural decor and plenty of places to lounge; serene living spaces abound; inside La Fondita restaurant.
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German skincare guru Dr. Barbara Sturm has been hard at work creating a revolutionary new product to add to her wildly popular beauty line. Enter the Lifting Serum, a cutting-edge serum that uses rock-star ingredients—including antioxidant pullulan, red algae, and plankton extract—to plump wrinkles and support collagen and elastin renewal. The result? A noticeably lifted look, thanks to the instant reduction in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Barbara Sturm Lifting Serum, $300, molecular-cosmetics.com
Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel has been the go-to New York City skin saver for decades, and now he has bottled his secrets to eternal youth, sans a trip to the derm. The professional-grade, clinically proven skincare line includes eight products housed in recyclable glass bottles that help combat the signs of aging. Our favorite? The 30% Glycolic Acid Peel—an at-home facial peel that retexturizes, exfoliates, and brightens skin in minutes without compromising the epidermal-dermal barrier. Sobel Skin Rx, from $42, sephora.com
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Put your best face forward this spring with innovative beauty products that will brighten, and tone your skin to reveal a more youthful you. BY KIM PEIFFER
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The delicate skin around the eyes is typically one of the first areas to show signs of aging, but Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie is fighting back against wrinkles with the launch of its most powerful eye cream yet, White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire. Heavily researched ingredients (think: golden caviar extract, the potent illuminating molecule lumidose, and the brand’s exclusive cellular complex) combine to create a cutting-edge cream that helps combat the chromatic disturbances of this part of the face and restore firmness to the skin to reveal the extraordinary beauty of the eye. White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire, $550, laprairie.com
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The Renewal Factor One of New York City’s top dermatologists shares his insider tips on what cosmetic treatments to book in 2020. BY KIM PEIFFER
here is a plethora of devices on the market that promise to help you tap into the fountain of youth, but that’s half the battle. Which treatments get the gold star when it comes to tightening, brightening, and reducing the signs of aging overall? Dr. Howard Sobel, founder of Sobel Skin on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, shares the top three state-of-the-art treatments he’s excited about for spring.
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The CoolPeel is an innovative way to safely and comfortably deliver the benefits of a traditional CO2 resurfacing treatment with better results—and without downtime. “We always think of CO2 lasers with a couple of weeks of downtime, but CoolPeel is a CO2 laser that can give you the same results without the downtime,” Sobel says. By targeting the superficial layer of skin tissue only, damaged skin is removed, revealing younger and healthier-looking skin. It’s purposely designed to deliver high energy in extremely short pulses, which eliminates lingering heat and damage to the surrounding skin. “We just need two to three sessions about four to six weeks apart,” he says. “It’s for those people that want to improve their fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and rough spots on their skin but can’t afford any downtime.” KEY BENEFITS: • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles. • Minimizes sun damage. • Reduces pore size. • Reduces scars. • Improves overall skin texture and tone. Dr. Howard Sobel is an attending dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital and has been recognized for 18 consecutive years by New York Magazine and Castle Connolly Top Doctors as one of New York’s premier dermatologic surgeons. A pioneer in his field, he previously founded DDF, one of the first doctor-established skincare brands, and launched Sobel Skin Rx in January 2020. (See opposite page, top left, for more on his new skincare line.)
“So many lasers and devices claim to tighten and lift the skin on your face and neck, but the Vivace really works, and there is absolutely no pain or downtime,” Sobel says. “A radio-frequency microneedling device that delivers immediate, long-term results with a pain-free experience and no downtime, this minimally invasive treatment stimulates the natural production of collagen and has been proven to be effective in minimizing facial wrinkles and fine lines, as well as toning the face, neck, hands, and body. Finally, a noninvasive tightening and lifting device that works.” Adding on the CoolPeel CO2 laser right after doing the Vivace provides additional skin-resurfacing benefits on top of the deeper collagen stimulation provided by the Vivace, Sobel says. Results can be achieved in just one treatment, with optimal results after three. Gradual results also happen over time. KEY BENEFITS: • Treats wrinkles and fine lines. • Tightens skin and minimizes pore size. • Improves skin’s tone and texture. • No downtime and virtually pain-free.
Dr. Howard Sobel of Manhattan’s Sobel Skin on the Upper East Side.
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Plasma resurfacing with the Subnovii pen is a unique skin treatment that harnesses the power of plasma, which is sometimes referred to as the fourth state of matter. It’s the f irst FDAapproved handheld plasma device, using exclusive low-frequency technology and energy to address the appearance of signs of aging, while still being suitable for most skin types. Sobel Skin is one of the first doctor’s offices in the country to get it. “There are many copies out there, but they are not FDA-approved,” Sobel says. “The plasma handheld device can actually erase those annoying fine, etched lines, especially those lines above your upper lip; improve crepey skin under the eyes and help lift the upper eyelid; and improve under-eye fat pads with minimum downtime. It’s great because you can choose small areas of the skin that have always bothered you.”
Although there is some downtime associated with this procedure (it’s performed under local anesthesia), patients need only one treatment to see results. KEY BENEFITS: • Minimizes lines around the mouth and neck. • Improves skin around the upper and lower eyelids. • Treats skin laxity and wrinkles .
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endi recently commissioned Zurich design studio Kueng Caputo to create a new collection of sculptural furniture pieces exclusively to decorate the exterior colonnade of the label’s monumental headquarters, the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana—and it’s of f icially arrived. To cultivate its designs, Kueng Caputo explored the relationship between the makeup of Fendi’s goods and the historic building that houses the brand. The Roman fashion label is known for crafting innovative luxury pieces using new materials and techniques, so Kueng Caputo took inspiration from Fendi’s methods to develop the textures and materials within this 10-piece collection, combining Fendi’s iconic Selleria leather with terra-cotta and adding the brand’s iconic saturated colors to give new life to the traditional materials. In doing so, the designers transformed the house’s soft Roman leather into a strong structural material, giving it an entirely new look and feel. One can barely imagine it’s leather. The Roman Molds pieces are building blocks designed to create a series of intimate rooms. Kueng Caputo mirrored the repeating arches of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana’s facade within each piece—as seen, for example, in a long table with a Fendi yellow top resting on opposite arches. The Bow table is composed of a pink and orange arched base reminiscent of the house’s beloved Peekaboo bag. In fact, Kueng Caputo made a customized canvas version of the Peekaboo to complement the Roman Molds series— which, along with the tables, includes room dividers, stools, a palm tree structure, and a tête-à-tête bench.
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Out of the Kitchen Itâ€™s not just the food that matters to these world-renowned chefs.
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The Pavilion at TAK Room, with views of the Vessel at Hudson Yards; chef Thomas Keller; the Royal, one of TAK Room’s main dining rooms.
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f you’re looking for the world’s most acclaimed chefs, don’t check behind the stove—instead try a designer’s showroom. Increasingly, chefs are getting more involved with the aesthetic aspects of their restaurants, whether that means collaborating with architects and designers or focusing on details like staff uniforms and cutlery. “The holistic world of hospitality—the food, drinks, music, uniforms, and every other detail in between—need to be considered from a macro to micro perspective,” says William Harris, a partner at AvroKO, the firm that has designed Quality Italian and the forthcoming Quality Bistro in midtown Manhattan. “Many of the best restaurants have specific personalities that align not only with the composition of the menu but in every design detail as well,” says chef Thomas Keller, whose newest restaurant, TAK Room, is at Hudson Yards. “The process calls for a skilled eye, an imaginative mind, the ability to tease out ideas and a gift for patience and collaboration.” Keller’s latest restaurant is a deeply personal one. “I have memories of watching my mother manage the International Club atop the Holiday Inn in Laurel, Maryland,” says the Michelin-starred chef. “The impact of that decor, service, music, f lavors, and style of cuisine forever cemented a sense of time and place that I eventually wanted to emulate here.” Keller partnered with the London-based David Collins Studio to develop a space that’s as a throwback to glamour and sophistication, and that complements a decadent menu, which includes prime rib and lobster thermidor. “It was important from a design perspective that the restaurant be emblematic of a period when dining out was as much a social outing as it was a special event,” Keller says. For many chefs, collaborating with designers on front-of-house f lourishes is a way to extend their vision for a culinary experience beyond the edges of the plate. When chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara reopened Eleven Madison Park in 2017 with a new design, the duo chose Brad Cloepfil, principal of architecture firm Allied Works, to oversee the restoration and overhaul of the space—including furniture, tableware, and textiles. “Brad’s an artist,” says Humm. “He approaches things in an artistic way, he didn’t just want to make a statement for himself and this was not just a job for him.” Humm and Guidara, who are no longer business partners, have also worked closely with designer Jacques Garcia on Nomad hotel properties in New York City, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. For chef Humm’s latest project, Davies and Brook at Claridge’s Hotel in London, he reunited with Cloepfil to create a contemporary and elegant space featuring coffered ceilings, crystal-wrapped colonnades and custom textiles, furniture, and tableware.
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The bar at Davies and Brook in London; chef Daniel Humm.
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The bar and lounge area at Eleven Madison Park; Jean-Georges Vongerichten; the dining room at The Fulton in New York City.
Designing the space is one of my favorite aspects of opening a restaurant. —JEAN-GEORGES VONGERICHTEN
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Caroline Grant and Dolores Suarez of New York City–based design Dekar Design have worked on the design of restaurants like Benoit and Bobo; for the former’s chef, Alain Ducasse, the design process was very hands on. “He was committed to keeping everything authentic,” says Suarez. “We visited the f lea markets in Paris with him to find the perfect lights.” Chef Eric Bost chose to work with architecture firm ORA and Klein Agency founders Jon and Maša Kleinhample on his entirely custom-built restaurant Auburn in Hollywood. “We approached the design in the same manner that we approach the food, beverage and service, involving highly skilled teams that can create special moments for our guests,” says Bost. “We were even able to design and build a custom hearth component out of laser cut steel, which informs a huge amount of our teams approach to open fire cooking,” says Bost who wanted everything to have a “domestic feel.” For Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s seafood restaurant The Fulton, in New York City’s Seaport, the chef worked with design firm Yabu Pushelberg to create the bi-level space. Over the years, Vongerichten has also worked with designers including Thomas Juul-Hansen and Richard Meier on the modern interiors his restaurants are known for. “Designing the space is one of my favorite aspects of opening a restaurant,” says Vongerichten. “I’m involved in selecting everything—even our place mats. It is when all of these elements align that people want to keep coming back.” The one constant in his projects is lighting designer Hervé Descottes, who Vongerichten works with on almost all of his openings. “I tend to go back to the same designers who understand my aesthetic,” he explains.
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It’s no surprise in this Instagram age that lighting is something most chefs seem to have on their minds. “A chef’s vision for the food is a great starting point for the overall design,” says Michael Amato, creative director of Urban Electric Company, an outfit that has worked with a number of high-profile chefs on lighting design. “Versatile lighting is crucial, as well as creative seating solutions and planning that maximizes every last foot of a f loor plate. Furniture must be bulletproof as well as stylish,” says AvroKO partner Greg Bradshaw. Matthew Maddy of design firm American Construction League recently oversaw the build outs of New York restaurants Llama San and Oxomoco. For Maddy and his team, the goal is to be sensitive to the owners of the space and a diligent observer of what’s going on in the city as a whole. “The goal is to be current without chasing a fad, hospitable without being schmaltzy, hip without being tragic,” says Maddy. Above all, there has to be synergy between a restaurant’s cuisine and the space itself. The dynamic between the front and back of house is crucial to a restaurant’s success. “Design really is in service of food,” says AvroKO partner Adam Farmerie. “The more that the design process can be in lockstep with the food and beverage development, the more opportunity there is to maximize design functionality.”
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The bar at Auburn in Los Angeles; the kitchen at Llama San in New York City; the dining room at Llama San.
Cantine Ferrari Perlé Brut Millesimato, $40, TRENTODOC,
available at select wine stores nationwide.
Trentodoc is this spring’s favorite bubbly personality. BY AMIEE WHITE BEAZLEY
ove over, champagne. This spring, there’s a new sparkling wine populating our cellars: Trentodoc. Harvested from high-altitude, mountainside vineyards near Trentino in the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites of Italy, Trentodoc (a combination of the city name and Controlled Denomination of Origin, an Italian quality classification) is a sparkler made under specific and strict guidelines in the same classic method as its famous French cousin, with the same French grapes—chardonnay and pinot noir, dominantly—but defines itself by its calcareous, salty terroir and its long maturation in the bottle. These factors give each wine a creamy, toasty, and soft palate—and an identity completely opposite of that other Italian sparkler, prosecco. The wines from this region, just two hours from Venice, are quickly gaining steam in the United States, as the desire for structure, depth, and food-friendliness are on the minds and taste buds of an ever more sophisticated expanse of bubble aficionados. “As a professional who’s tasting wines regularly, I constantly find myself going back to Trentodoc for its freshness, edge, and overall high quality,” says Marcela Colonna, a certified sommelier at The Modern in New York City. “Its flavor profile and complexity reminds me of a racy grower champagne with toasty notes.” Thanks to the cool nights and warm days found in these mountains, Trentodoc bottles burst with fragrance, like the white blossoms of spring, and have all the pop and power of a wild Italian affair.
Cesarini Sforza 1673 Extra Brut Riserva, $35.
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5 1 TRENTODOC, CANTINE FERRARI, PERLÉ BRUT M I L L E S I M AT O With a deep yellow color, this blanc de blancs (chardonnay only) sparkler is a harmonious combination of elegance, freshness, and complexity. The Ferrari label (not related to the car manufacturer) is a pioneer of winemaking in the region, and with its history also comes a reputation for quality. The grapes are treated as if they were gold, indeed—picked by hand, then aged for a minimum of five years on the lees (yeasts, in this case, exclusive strains), providing a long, velvety finish.
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One of the first eco-friendly wineries in the Trentino-Alto Adige region, Endrizzi owns vines that are surrounded by woods that shelter the grapes from sun and storms, allowing for faster ripening. While most vineyards use the pergola system in this mountainside environment, Endrizzi employs the Guyot system of trellising its grapevines—chardonnay and pinot nero from Champagne itself. The land is maintained with ecocompatible systems, without the use of chemical fertilizers, resulting in a singular flavor profile.
Rotari is one of the largest growing co-ops in the region, with more than 1,600 farmers supplying grapes for its wines. With five long years of secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle, the extended maturation of this riserva provides bold structure and aromas of citrus, apricot, and yellow peach, with flavors of honey and hazelnut. Try this while lingering over a plate of Italian meats and cheeses, or serve with entrées of roast pork or chicken.
Rotari Flavio Brut Riserva, $60.
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Endrizzi Piancastello Riserva, $40.
Maso Martis Brut Riserva, $50.
The certified-organic chardonnay and pinot noir clusters that make up this brut riserva are handpicked, placed into shallow boxes, and then gently crushed. After a period of 90 months on the lees, this wine works well with everything on a dinner plate, from ribs to fish to burgers straight off the grill. Dosage is kept to a minimum, allowing this sparkler to express its full personality, finishing with a soft yet complex elegance.
This wine will make you fall in love with Italian Trentodoc, transporting to you its steep, terraced slopes surrounded by the ringing bells of nearby churches beneath the warm spring sun. Grown in selected vineyards of the Cembra Valley, this wine is full of fruity aroma and long-lasting minerality. Drink this sparkler as a crowd-pleasing aperitif or with a plate of fresh oysters.
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Sommelier Marcela Colonna.
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The New York–based parenting author Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, sure knows a thing or two about good manners You’re raising millennials. What’s and social standing. the one old-school value you make sure they have? Proper thank-you notes are essential. I always prefer to send a handwritten note within a day or two; however, there have arie-Chantal, Crown Princess been times when I’ve emailed or texted of Greece, the childrenswear a thank you. I’ll usually do so if I’m sending designer and mother of five, flowers, which could take a few days, and the note will accompany them. At the has created a handbook for end of the day, there is nothing nicer than etiquette, Manners Begin at Breakfast, out this March from Vendome receiving a thank-you note after all the time and effort your host spent having you. Press. The European-educated MarieChantal was born in London and spent her What are your opinions on social media? early years in Hong Kong before marrying Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and settling I believe in moderation, and it shouldn’t become all-consuming. Reading the down in the UK. She recently moved to paper or a good book is so much more New York City, where she runs the clothing rewarding in the long run. line Marie-Chantal and continues to instill her good manners and values in children. “It’s never too early to start,” she says. The charming new book features whimsical illustrations that help communicate important lessons about behavior, as well as a foreword by Tory Burch, making it the perfect treat for the kid or—gulp—parent in your life. We asked Marie-Chantal to answer these pressing etiquette questions for our readers.
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What role did manners and etiquette play growing up in your family? In my family, manners really do matter. It’s important to teach manners right from the very beginning, when children are little, as they pick up so much. In the end, they mirror their parents’ behavior. My parents both believed in setting good rules from the start: how to sit up straight, how to say please and thank-yous, and even how to stand up when an adult was present. Once taught early, it becomes second nature.
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece.
How do you notice people’s behavior changes when they learn you’re a princess? Being one or not shouldn’t affect the way people treat you or how you are treated. I’ve seen all sorts, however—even to the point of being rude to me to show that they didn’t care. People will always remember the way you made someone feel. What’s your favorite hostess gift to give and receive? My new favorite gift for a family with children will be my book, of course! But I always love a good candle. What’s the worst thing a guest has done in your home? Help themselves to my freshly made Greek meatballs without asking! What’s your pet peeve? Being rude to staff. What’s your pet peeve for children? Not eating what’s placed in front of you. Whose manners impress you most? Manners should be effortless and genuine, not forced. You should mean it when you say thank you or please. I guess I just like people with good manners!
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Residences at Garden House in Beverly Hills overlook a central courtyard lush with plantings. BELOW: Exterior
walls are wrapped in a vibrant 6,700-squarefoot vertical garden.
Nature tops the amenity list at the newest luxury residences. BY MARCELLE SUSSMAN FISCHLER
iving walls turn urban spaces into pastoral idylls. Enabled by technology and irrigation systems that allow plants to grow vertically, these botanical tapestries drape office towers, museums, garages, and hotels. Increasingly, such living art walls are also sought-after amenities at haute urban residential developments. Whether it’s a nod to the contentment, better health, and increased productivity that regular contact with nature fosters or an effort to rid the air of toxins and improve the environment, architects, developers, and landscape architects are also integrating rooftop and tranquility gardens, topiaries, and other leafy spaces into luxe condominiums coast-to-coast. “As cities continue to become denser, [their] inhabitants will increasingly be deprived of nature and all the positive benefits of connecting with nature,” says Ma Yansong, founder of MAD Architects. “For that reason, we absolutely anticipate the trend of living greenery walls—or really any connection to nature—to grow.”
Native drought-resistant succulents, vines, and plants that evolve with the seasons form a sculpted facade at Gardenhouse, a new Beverly Hills condominium and a first in the United States for China-based Yansong, who uses innovative architecture to balance the natural environment with urban living, helping humans and nature to “be more emotionally connected.” At 6,700 square feet, the living mural is one of the largest vertical garden walls in the U.S. It also makes the contemporary collection of 18 row houses, garden f lats, and sky villas a greenery-wrapped standout along Wilshire Boulevard. On the exterior, the green walls block out the sounds of the city and filter the California sunlight. Inside, residences overlook a courtyard lush with plantings. “You feel as though you are immersed in nature,” Yansong says. Windows open to the vertical garden, “giving residents the feeling that they are living in a hillside village, rather than in a metropolitan city,” he adds. In San Francisco, the 114 new waterfront residences at 2177 Third have rooftop views and a seven-story vertical garden that inspires tranquil living. With geranium bushes, fuchsia shrubs, and 10 other species of f lowers and plants, the wall “also provides living public art that surprises those driving or walking past,” says Roman Speron, the condominium’s developer. “It breaks up the
In San Francisco, a seven-story vertical garden at 2177 Third, a new condominium. ABOVE:
massing of the buildings and complements the rich green space” of a new nearby park. Japanese maples and mature plantings accompanied by a large mural rev up the condo’s internal park. Within the units, organic materials—from the grain of the wood to the veins in the marble— also help transform the snippet of concrete jungle into serene living spaces. At the 20-story One Steuart Lane condominium in San Francisco, 40-foot wraparound terraces are divided by greenery. “The freestanding living walls serve an important dual function of creating privacy in a discreet and understated way while offering all the benefits that come with a vertical garden,” says
Greenery separates terraces at One Stueart Lane. BELOW:
garden seating areas shade the rooftop deck at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. BELOW: A
soothing first-floor meditation garden.
We absolutely anticipate the trend of living greenery walls—or really any connection to nature—to grow.
Mark Schwettmann, an architect and director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. In New York, One Manhattan Square, an upcoming modern glass residential tower, boasts more than an acre of private exterior gardens—more landscaped area than any other development in Manhattan. Netherlands-based West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture maximized ever y inch: Topiar y gardens accessed by a sumac meander spiral at the tower’s base, providing myriad ways for residents to explore relaxation lawns, private birch gardens, and an herb garden, along with a putting green, a stargazing observatory, an adult tree house, a tea pavilion, fire
pits, social courtyards, and a playground. Inside, a sunken tranquility garden is surrounded by a spa. A half-acre rooftop with hidden garden seating areas and a pool deck cap the new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, a 111-unit luxury condominium with 15 freestanding villas. The sprawling waterfront complex was designed for indoor-outdoor living by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, his first architecture project in the U.S. Although the freestanding homes were designed from the ground up, most of the complex was an adaptive reuse project converted from six hospital buildings.
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“It’s much more ecologically friendly,” says Allison Greenfield, a partner at Lionheart Capital, the developer, calling the project “a green and resilient way of repurposing old buildings and giving [them] a new life.” Its seven and a half acres include a Buddha’s belly bamboo arbor, a meditation garden, an urban pocket park, and a seasonal “edible garden” for the restaurant chef. Sea grape, royal poinciana, palms, and gumbo-limbo trees shade lawns and paths to a 36-slip marina. A vertical garden highlights the lofty lobby at The Harbour, a 425-unit, two-tower luxury condominium that opened last year in Miami Beach. Outside, the garage is covered with living green panels. Five distinct aromatherapy trails circle the perimeter of the lush five-acre property. With the help of mint, chamomile, lavender, eucalyptus, and gardenia, residents can find nature—and serenity—simply by taking a walk.
Outdoor kitchen and dining by the lush private gardens at One Manhattan Square, an 800-foot-tall residential tower in downtown New York.
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Sean Christie; the dining room at The Mayfair Supper Club; the wagyu caviar roll.
Resetting the Scene Sean Christie goes back in time to create the future of Las Vegas nightlife at The Mayfair Supper Club. BY ANDY WANG
uring his 20 years in Las Vegas, nightlife pioneer Sean Christie has been involved in game-changing venues from Jet and Light to Blush and Encore Beach Club. At the 55,000-square-foot Encore Beach Club, Christie was at the forefront of the Vegas day-club boom, as well as the rise of the mega-club. He also helped jump-start the city’s electronic dance music scene by bringing in DJs like Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Tiësto, and Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. But today, Christie, who’s now MGM Resorts International’s president of events and nightlife, is setting the night to music in a more intimate and retro way at The Mayfair Supper Club. The new 10,000-square-foot Bellagio hot spot, where A-listers like Leona Lewis, Shaun White, and Nina Dobrev rang in the new year, is redefining the idea of dinner and a show in Vegas. Guests at the venue can eat chef Wesley Holton’s wagyu caviar rolls, truffle fettuccine, and lobster thermidor while enjoying live music and immersive productions created by Dennis Jauch, Kim Willecke, and Phil Shaw of No Ceilings Entertainment (which has worked on TV shows like America’s Got Talent and The X Factor). At any given moment, you might see a dozen performers onstage, with support from The Mayfair Jazz Trio. The scene evolves from Prohibition-era jazz club to late-night dance party as the revelry progresses; one member of the creative team is choreographer Dana Foglia, whose credits include Beyoncé’s “Formation” video. There’s also a backdrop with no rival: the Bellagio Fountains. “People come to Vegas for experiences they can’t get in their hometown,” Christie says. “If you see Mayfair, you’ll see that this is something that’s unmatched in America. You can’t get the combination of great entertainment and world-class food, beverage, and design in the best location elsewhere. It’s the 50-yard line of the Strip, overlooking the fountains.”
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Christie and MGM Resorts chief hospitality officer Ari Kastrati visited stylish members-only London club Annabel’s and were “blown away by the design,” so they tapped Annabel’s designer Martin Brudnizki to work on The Mayfair Supper Club. Christie and Kastrati also found inspiration at Ibiza’s Lio, a hybrid restaurant, club, and cabaret venue. “It wasn’t about doing Lio,” Christie says of Mayfair. “It was about how the environment was all-encompassing and a place where you could have a really good dinner and a really good cocktail and really good entertainment. We started working on how we can take this DNA and also look backwards at the glamorous supper clubs and lounges of the Las Vegas past.” They also considered the locale on Bellagio’s man-made waterfront. The result is a transporting space that includes a sea-green Murano glass canopy, coral-inspired lighting, and a ceramic shell wall. It’s a place where Christie would love for guests to spend an entire evening. One tagline for Mayfair is “Dinner is just the beginning,” meaning that if you’re having a wonderful time, there’s no reason to go somewhere else. “Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world,” Christie says. “There’s always going to be room for DJs, but there was an oversaturation of the marketplace. People want other things. There’s no need to build more giant big-box nightclubs.” Fittingly, at the Park MGM resort that was unveiled in 2018, Christie is working with L.A. operators like Hollywood scene-makers Mark and Jonnie Houston, street food titan Roy Choi, and mezcal queen Bricia Lopez to create more intimate experiences. The entrance to the Houston brothers’ On The Record speakeasy is through a twostory record store. Once inside, highlights include karaoke rooms and a Vinyl Parlor with high-profile guest bartenders. To get into Choi’s Best Friend restaurant, you pass through a neon-lit room that resembles a liquor store in L.A.’s Koreatown. Then you can feast on Korean barbecue and fierce, funky stews while a DJ plays. At both On The Record and Best Friend, there’s a surprising wow factor before you even sit down at a table. Just walking in is an energizing experience. “There’s a nontraditional experience, and you’re visually stimulated,” Christie says. “Best Friend is born out of Roy’s brain and blood, sweat, and tears. What I learned from Roy is how to do wow in a different way. It’s the same with Jonnie and Mark. They’re known for their entrances. There’s that first moment of surprise and intrigue.” Another way that nightlife has shifted in Vegas involves the integration of bold and exciting food. (“Twenty years ago, it might have been a bag of popcorn,” Christie says.) You’ll f ind this commitment to f lavor-pa cked cuisine at Park MGM inside both Best Friend and Lopez’s Mama Rabbit lounge. At Mama Rabbit, an extensive collection of mezcal and tequila can be paired with carne asada tacos, queso fundido, or guacamole. Christie knows it’s important for Mama Rabbit’s food and cocktails to be a reflection of Lopez’s Oaxacan roots. “Bricia educated me about her upbringing and culture and why we should be more progessive about the food,” Christie says. But you can also come by Mama Rabbit to play blackjack or see live music. “People want the things they know and are comfortable with, but people also travel more now and have access to things visually via social media,” Christie says. “People are expecting more. It’s about experiential places and experiential dining, served up in different ways.”
On the Case
A sumptuous new book highlighting a private collection of vanity cases celebrates the hallmarks of Art Deco style.
14-karat yellow gold, amethyst, pink topaz, blue topaz, citrine, peridot, and emerald Rainbow Secret Keeper pendant, $11,850, BRENT NEALE, brentneale.com.
ou never hear directly from the owners of the private collection highlighted in A Vanity Affair: L’Art du Nécessaire ($150, Rizzoli), which only adds to the allure of what its pages contain. Featuring 160 examples of vintage vanity cases, powder compacts, pillboxes, cigarette cases, and multifunctional minaudières, the book includes 300 richly detailed photographs and text that references each item’s sociohistorical significance. Its effect is such that you find yourself wondering not only how the anonymous couple came to amass such a beguiling hoard of little treasures, but also about the fox-trotting Lady Mary Crawley/Daisy Buchanan types who might have wielded them at the Stork Club, The 43, or the Folies Bergère. “Each vanity case is a marker of the taste and fashion of its time,” notes coauthor Lyne Kaddoura, an independent jewelry expert, adviser, and senior consultant with Christie’s. And the heyday for these novelties was without a doubt the Roaring ’20s, when “the vanity case moved out of the boudoir and began to take center stage at social events.” Among the cited examples are tiny triumphs of high jewelry imagination, ingenuity, and craftsmanship. Works by Van Cleef & Arpels (the originator of the multi-compartment minaudière design), Cartier, Boucheron, and Tiffany & Co. are abundantly represented. “Some might think that the vanity cases are fashion accessories, others that they are technical marvels, pieces of history, or bejeweled art. They are actually all of these things,” Kaddoura further remarks. The majority display the diverse calling cards of the Art Deco era: carved jade, enamel, black lacquer and onyx, bright-red coral, mother-of-pearl, chinoiserie, and Persian-Mughal motifs, along with sleek shapes and geometric fretwork expressed in gleaming gold. The Art Deco style is so universally beloved and inf luential in the present day that the cases don’t seem quaint so much as spectacularly relevant—and definitely red carpet– worthy. But with accents of diamonds and a rainbow of gemstones, the featured examples are so exceptional that even the most lavishly
enamel, onyx, and diamond vanity case by Chaumet (1925).
slipcase of A Vanity Affair shows a Cartier-made rectangular onyx, coral, diamond, jade, and emerald case (1929).
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decorated Judith Leiber clutch feels practically business casual in comparison. Consider the intricate example pictured here, with its lid edged in rose-cut diamonds and calibré-cut sapphires. Dangling from an onyx and jade chain, the Chaumet design opens to reveal a mirror, two covered compartments, and a lipstick holder on one side, and a dance card holder, a pen and a cigarette compartment on the other. Illustrious provenances are noted in the book, including personalities such as Rachel “Bunny” Mellon (a gold powder case dotted with emerald cabochons by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.), American tobacco heiress Doris Duke (a minaudière of blue enamel with an Indo-Persian f loral motif from Cartier), and jewelry designer Suzanne Belperron (an enamel and gold pillbox, and a green enamel, coral, and diamond vanity case, both designed for her by Auguste Peyroula, a French silversmith famous for producing exquisite confections for Cartier and other maisons). Collectors know that interesting provenance always adds to the cachet of an acquisition, but sometimes the object’s beauty is enough to seduce on its own, as is the Peyroula-designed case (opposite page). Another Cartier creation, it features the East Asian technique of laque burgauté (i.e., decorating lacquer with iridescent blue-green shell inlay) on the cover and base. The Chinese landscape scene is further adorned in mother-of-pearl and dark blue enamel, interspersed with turquoise, lapis lazuli, and diamonds. We recently saw a similar one on offer at 1stDibs.com— price on request, but it was breathtaking. Which is to say that the owners of the collection showcased in A Vanity Affair have left some goodies out there for anyone likewise intrigued by the prospect of owning one of these precious objets d’art. But it’s worth noting that the modern-day, newly minted equivalents take many forms: In recent years, contemporary jewelry designers like Silvia Furmanovich have elevated the minaudière to work-of-art status, casting the traditional shape in wood, decorated with her signature hand-painted marquetry or vintage Japanese silks, and 18-karat gold clasps of tourmaline and brown diamonds. Los Angeles–based designer Jacquie Aiche celebrates all aspects of the laid-back California lifestyle with a number of functional accessories crafted in the spirit of l’art du nécessaire, such as crossbody pouches made entirely of 14-karat gold mesh, gemstone potion bottles, and a black snakeskin “doob tube” with a tasseled zip closure. And in New York, Brent Neale
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Enamel, mother of pearl, lapis lazuli, and diamond powder case with Vladimir Makovsky mosaic centerpiece by Black, Starr & Frost (1927); mother-of-pearl, laque burgauté, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and diamond vanity case by Cartier (1929). FROM TOP:
has a jeweled “secret keeper” that doubles as a discreet hiding place for your stash. Knowing that the 21st-century flapper may be carrying not just lipstick and powder, but also her iPhone, earbuds, vape pen, MetroCard, and possibly an emergency dose of clonazepam, can latterday minaudières, crafted in similarly luxurious-yet-functional fashion, become the current decade’s must-have accessory? We’re here for it. A chic grab-and-go option containing all your essentials could come in handy during the zombie apocalypse.
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The actress had some hesitations about joining the cast of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
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arcelle Beauvais has a palpable personality. Even through the phone, I can feel her bright energy and unmistakable charm. The actress, model, and mother releases a room-filling laugh when I teasingly suggest that she is about to endure a rather dramatic year. Beauvais is joining the cast of reality television’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the show’s 10th season, along with Sutton Stracke. “It’s scary for a lot of reasons,” Beauvais says of being on the show, set to air in March. As an actor, she explains, she’s always played characters, and with this project, she can’t hide behind any character. “This is my life, my home, my stuff. It’s a little daunting.” Beauvais will be thrown into the gauntlet of reality TV alongside castmates Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Denise Richards. “We just wrapped filming, but we still have the confessionals to do, and that’s where it really gets interesting,” Beauvais tells me with another big, playful laugh. The HaitianAmerican actress had hesitations about deciding to join RHOBH, because she’s been a fan of the show for years and has friends who star on both the Beverly Hills and Atlanta series. Describing some of the antics she’s watched, she says: “You continue watching it because it’s like a train wreck! I’ve become part of that.” Rinna, a cast member since 2014, gave newcomer Beauvais a bit of insight recently. “She told me that there are two phases to the show: There’s what we shot and then when the show airs, and the whole world gets to weigh in and give their opinions,” Beauvais reveals. “She said it becomes a whole other show.” Along with Rinna, Beauvais says she’s always had a close relationship with Denise Richards, and their bond has become tighter, thanks to the show. Following the cast’s trip to Rome, rumors flew about Richards leaving the show. Beauvais had just one response to how Richards was feeling after the trip: “Not great. Not great.” Friction and drama is inevitable when you place eight strong-minded women together, but Beauvais says she had some preparation. “Having three sons toughened me up,” she says. “I’m trying to raise men. Sometimes I have to be really tough with them, and I think it prepared me to deal with the Housewives.” Since successfully filming her first season, Beauvais says she’s learned not to let her guard down around the women because “women remember things.” Viewers will quickly learn that Beauvais has an honest, blunt personality, with a tendency to speak her mind, perhaps—at times—to a fault. “I have a sense of humor,” she says. “I can be loud. I can be brash. I love having fun. When something you do doesn’t become fun anymore, who wants to do that?” In addition to her stint on RHOBH, Beauvais will reprise her role from the 1988 Eddie Murphy movie Coming to America in the film’s sequel, Coming 2 America. “It was like time hadn’t passed,” she says of filming. “I always say this, but black don’t crack. We all look the same. It was a big reunion. Even if you weren’t in a scene, you wanted to be on set. It was just that much fun. It’s nice to see Eddie coming back and better than ever.” COMING 2 AMERICA WILL BE RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2020.
witzerland has long been famous for its watch design, but this spring the most exciting new design in horology isn’t one you can wear. In May, Audemars Piguet will open its Musée Atelier in the Jura Mountains, north of Geneva, a ruggedly beautiful region that’s home to some of the world’s top watchmakers. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his BIG design firm were handpicked by the luxury brand to create a spiraling museum entirely supported by curved glass walls— no small feat. The museum’s historic building, which dates back to 1868, is juxtaposed with the new radically contemporary, halfburied structure. The 25,800-square-foot space will incorporate exhibition spaces (with 400 watches on display), workshops and its archives—open to the public by appointment. Ingels, who’s best known for designing two futuristic Copenhagen apartment complexes and the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, has recently broken out with some incredibly inventive and momentous buildings. From the twisty turvy 59-story residential tower Vancouver House in Canada, to a 180,000-square-foot public school called The Heights Building in Arlington, Virginia and a Scandavanian style private home in Latin America, Ingels is emerging as the international architect of the moment.
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For Audemars Piguet, Ingels dreamt up a contemporary landmark that fits in seamlessly with the local scenery, and pays tribute to the history of the brand. “We wanted visitors to be inspired by the heritage of Audemars Piguet and of the Vallée de Joux at large, but also to experience the incredible work of our watchmakers,” says Olivia Giuntini, the company’s chief brand officer. “The Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet unites past and present and anticipates where we go from here.” The challenge for this particular project was to assemble the best team, as it became known that no similar building had ever been built at this altitude. Engineers, architects and museum designers searched for innovative solutions, both in terms of scenography and the building’s structure and resistance to the climatic conditions of the region. But, Audemars Piguet isn’t the only lifestyle brand for which BIG has been tapped to design a headquarters. Italian company San Pellegrino has also commissioned the firm to create its f lagship in the Bergamo region of Italy, set to begin construction soon. And when Toyota—the world’s largest automaker—wanted someone to design a futuristic city to test their autonomous vehicles in Japan, they turned to Ingels to create a city plan to for its driverless cars called Woven City, a 175-acre site at the base of Mount Fuji, outside Tokyo. Considering the stunning results of his work for Audemars Piguet, you might say that his time has finally come
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Global Wildlife Conservation joins alliance to protect the great forests of Mesoamerica.
The 5 Great Forests of Mesoamerica is an initiative of Forests for Life, a partnership announced in September that is composed of local and international NGOs—including Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)—the eight countries of the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD) (Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic), and indigenous peoples and local communities, including the Mesoamerican Alliance for People and Forests (AMPB), all committing to work together to protect Mesoamerica’s five great forests. The alliance highlighted the critical leadership role of indigenous peoples and local communities in forest conser vation and
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he 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), held in Madrid this past December, was not the galvanizing call to action its organizers hoped for. Despite the gleaming spotlight on such events as the appearance of 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, whose riveting, urgent speech at the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York in September still rang in collective ears, the results of COP25 came up frighteningly short. Longtime participant Alden Meyer, director of strateg y and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists, summed up widely shared concern, saying: “Never have I seen the almost total disconnect between what the science requires and what the climate negotiations are delivering in terms of meaningful action… Most of the world’s biggest emitting countries are missing in action and resisting calls to raise their ambition.” Fortunately, far better news emerged from eight countries of Central America, which presented their regional climate action plan, committing to protect Mesoamerica’s five great forests as part of the natural solution to the climate crisis. This ambitious ent er pr i se a i m s t o br i ng t oge t her t he a g r ic u lt u r a l a nd environmental sectors to restore and conserve 10 million hectares of forests and degraded land by 2030, and achieve carbon neutrality in the agricultural and forest sector by 2040.
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Indio Maíz Biological Reserve; the scarlet macaw; a map indicating Mesoamerica’s five great forests; indigenous Rama children at their home along the Indian River in Nicaragua.
PEOPLE: NICK HAWKINS. SCARLET MACAW: JULIE LARSON MAHER.
announced governmental climate commitments by ministries of environment from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. “This is a unique opportunity for Central America in which governments, indigenous leaders, and civil society are coalescing around shared objectives and a shared strategy,” says Chris Jordan, GWC ’s Centra l A mer ic a a nd tropic a l A ndes coordinator. “Mesoamerica has massive potential to empower indigenous peoples and local communities, to continue to title indigenous territories, stop the deforestation of these critical forests, and harmonize policies and incentive programs to ensure their protection in perpetuity. We encourage others to join this
important initiative.” The f ive g reat forest s include Maya Forest in Mex ico, Guatemala, and Belize; the Moskitia in Nicaragua and Honduras; the Indio Maíz-Tortuguero in Nicaragua and Costa Rica; the Talamanca Region in Costa Rica and Panama; and the Darien in Panama and Colombia. These forests not only hold a majority of the region’s forest carbon stocks, helping to curb climate change, but also are critical to both wildlife and people. They are biodiversity hot spots and strongholds for globally irreplaceable species, such as the jaguar, scarlet macaw, and critically endangered Central American river turtle. They provide vital flyways and wintering grounds for migratory birds, as
well as water, clean air, food security, and other vital natural resources to 5 million people. Indigenous and local communities manage nearly half of the area encompassed by the forests. “Nearly 50 percent of the carbon in Mesoamerica is stored in the five great forests,” says Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, minister of environment for Costa Rica and a champion of the 5 Great Forests Initiative. “I hope that I won’t be back here in the future talking about the 10 medium-sized forests.” Rodríguez is referring to the fact that up to now, the five forests have been under siege: In the last 15 years, three of them have been reduced by almost a quarter in size, with illegal cattle ranching responsible for more than 90 percent of recent deforestation. “We are sad to see the forests of the Amazon burning and the impacts on indigenous people,” says Cándido Mezúa, an executive board member of the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests. “In Mesoamerica, we have our five forests. They still exist. We can still protect them, and even expand them.” To definitively turn the tide, the new alliance aims to ensure that: no wildlife species in the great forests go extinct; 10 million hectares of land are protected; 500,000 hectares of forest are restored; livelihoods are improved, especially for indigenous and local communities within the f ive forests; and illegal cattle ranching within the boundaries of the five forests ceases entirely. “The 5 Great Forests initiative is not a project, but a movement,” says Jeremy Radachowsky, WCS director of the Mesoamerica and Western Caribbean region. “We’ve been honored to join with government and indigenous partners at the COP25, but the hard work lies ahead. We must come together to protect Mesoamerica’s five great forests, and we invite anyone who can help to support this critical initiative.” To mark this important commitment and celebrate the majesty of Mesoamerica’s forests, the alliance held a weeklong social media campaign in December around the five great forests, inviting everyone to join the movement. Yet even as responses rolled in, the scale of the devastating wildf ires in Australia became clear, reminding everyone that yes, the hardest and most important work lies ahead. If GWC and its global partners prevail, that work can begin without a single moment wasted.
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Deforestation in Nicaragua’s Indio Maíz Biological Reserve; a Rama man stands next to a culturally significant rock formation in the reserve; cattle ranching and forest destruction.
Wildlife Conservation Society WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo in New York, saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve its mission, WCS harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in nearly 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit newsroom.wcs.org. Follow
@WCSNewsroom. For more information, call 347-840-1242.
Global Wildlife Conservation GWC conserves the diversity of life on Earth by safeguarding wild lands, protecting wildlife, and supporting their guardians. They maximize their impact through scientific research, biodiversity exploration, habitat conservation, protected area management, wildlife crime prevention, endangered species recovery, and conservation leadership cultivation. Learn more at globalwildlife.org.
Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests The AMPB is an organization facilitating the coordination and exchange of territorial authorities that administer or influence major forested areas of Mesoamerica. Indigenous governments and community forestry organizations in the alliance seek to strengthen their own dialogue. They focus on community management of natural resources, seeking jointly to influence governments and international cooperation strategies for biodiversity conservation and for climatic mitigation. They integrate the rights and benefits of traditional and local communities in all their decision-making. Learn more at
Central American Commission for Environment and Development The CCAD was established with the mission of developing a regional regime for environmental cooperation and integration that contributes to improving the quality of life of the populations of its Member States. Forests for Life 5 Great Forests is an initiative of Forests for Life, a partnership committed to working with governments, indigenous peoples, civil society, and the private sector to halt and reverse forest degradation across 1 billion hectares of intact forests worldwide. Learn more at globalwildlife.org/project/forests-for-life.
5 Great Forests Initiative The 5 Great Forests Initiative is an alliance that includes countries, NGOs, indigenous peoples, and local communities to protect the five great forests of Mesoamerica—the last remaining intact forests from Mexico to Colombia, critical for wildlife, carbon sequestration, clean water, the cultural survival of indigenous peoples, and food security to 5 million people. Learn more at 5greatforestsinitiative.org.
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Into the Wild In Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley, a history of on-foot discovery remains intact. Now this experience comes with a luxe twist. BY LAUREN HILL
FROM LEFT: Some native animal species, such as Crawshay’s zebra, exist only in eastern Zambia; Chiawa Safaris takes guests to see the hippos inhabiting the waterways of South Luangwa National Park.
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s 2020 marks 70 years since conservationist Norman Carr pioneered his walking safaris in the South Luang wa Va lley, there’s no better time to discover this wild pocket of Zambia on foot. “To me, when you’re on a game drive, you see A frica. When you’re on foot, you feel Africa,” my guide, Andrew, says to me as we clamber across the mounds of a dry riverbed to watch the sun set while two lions sleep on the far bank. “When you’re in the vehicle, you have a sighting. When you’re on foot, you have an experience.” South Luangwa National Park has long been associated with the walking safari. Bordered by a steep escarpment to the west, with the Luangwa River running along the eastern side, this 3,500-square-mile expanse of protected land in eastern Zambia provides a habitat for what’s said to be one of Africa’s greatest wildlife concentrations. Elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, and wild dogs roam the woodlands, sandy f loodplains, grasslands, and riverine forests, with native animal species such as Crawshay’s zebra existing only here.
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Exchanging thoughts among the elephants at Time + Tide Mchenja.
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South Luangwa offers frequent sightings of unique species, including Thornicroftâ€™s giraffe.
FROM TOP: Safari guides at Puku Ridge; the Luangwa Valley is home to a large population of wild dogs.
Newly opened Puku Ridge is raised above the ground to have minimal impact on the land.
“Being on foot is about the silence,” he tells me from the panoramic deck of the new lodge. “It’s about being on nature’s terms. When you see an elephant on foot, there’s that frisson and edgy naturalness that lives with you forever. Moving at a slower pace means you’re able to see the tracks, droppings, and insects, and hear the birdcalls. You notice what you otherwise wouldn’t see, hear, or smell. You get the whole inside story of the bush. You get a much more det a iled look at how nature works.” With the reopening of Puku Ridge, Chiawa Safaris is now among the safari operators that are giving guests a taste of the walking safari experience. And Time + Tide continues to offer jour ney s t hrough t he bush f rom it s Sout h Luangwa properties: Chinzombo, Luwi, Nsolo, Kakuli, and Mchenja. As you set out single file through a shaded forest, past water holes, and across the dry earth behind a ranger and guide, baboons rest beneath the trees, hippos bob below the surface of the water, and hornbills f ly overhead. Your senses tune in to the sounds around you, and paw prints indicate where animals passed through the bush before you arrived. Since no walking safari is quite the same as another, combining time at the park’s historic camps with a stay at its newest arrival gives you your own unique experience with this wild landscape and its story.
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Being on foot is about the silence. It’s about being on nature’s terms. You notice what you otherwise wouldn’t see, hear, or smell.
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It was in 1950 that the British conservationist Norman Carr began making his mark here, petitioning the paramount chief of the Luangwa Valley’s Kunda people to set aside a portion of tribal land as a game reserve. His vision for conservation through tourism led him to set up Zambia’s first safari camp, ultimately introducing ecotourism to the region. With the debut of the f irst game-viewing camp, South Luangwa became the setting for photographic and walking safaris, from which prof its went back to the community. This all hearkened to Carr’s original dream of protecting the special wilderness’s future by making sure that the local population benefited from wildlife conservation, shaping the ecotourism model now seen across much of Africa. That first step led to the founding of Norman Carr Safaris—now Time + Tide—which today runs five conservation-focused camps in the South Luangwa Valley. Showing the historic significance of walking safaris in this park, the camps and lodges belonging to a series of safari operators still take guests out to explore the land on foot. I’m staying at Puku Ridge, which is the latest lodge to make its debut here. This past October, the remote safari camp reopened after a complete transformation from the ground up to elevate its level of luxury and ensure optimum sustainability. The new owner, Chichele Safaris, now operates the property in partnership with longtime safari specialist Chiawa Safaris, known for pioneering a number of conservation initiatives in the country. Childhood memories of venturing into the bush with Norman Carr have had a lasting impression on Chiawa Safaris’ owner, Grant Cumings.
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Above the Clouds Scarp Ridge Lodge in Crested Butte marries luxury with adventure for a ski experience like no other. BY KIM PEIFFER
The facade of Scarp Ridge Lodge; the resort’s rooftop whirlpool hot tub; inside the cozy hotel lobby; a view of the surrounding mountains of Crested Butte, Colorado. FROM TOP:
ntil a recent visit to Crested Butte, Colorado, I thought I had experienced the ultimate in my unofficial career as a ski bunny. I’ve been skiing since the age of six and come from a family of experts whom I was lucky enough to spend every spring with in various parts of Colorado and Northern California. Then I took a trip to Scarp Ridge Lodge, and my downhill experience changed dramatically. Crested Butte is a tiny little place that many consider off the map when compared with ritzy towns like Aspen and Beaver Creek, but that’s precisely what gives it its charm. Situated in a traditional little mining town with a general store and a few restaurants is Scarp Ridge Lodge, my digs for a few days. This was my first stay at an Eleven Experience property, and this location is actually the luxury adventure company’s flagship. Inside the cozy little six-room retreat (there are five king rooms, all with en suite bathrooms, plus a bunk room that sleeps up to seven), it feels like you’re walking into an authentic mountain ski chalet—but with a luxurious twist at every turn. Once a Croatian saloon, it was redesigned with the elite adventure traveler in mind. Think: reclaimed iron from the local old mills and luxury amenities everywhere, including an indoor saltwater pool and a rooftop hot tub, where I would end up spending the end of every day with a glass of bubbly. The incredibly luxurious suites come equipped with oxygen-enriched air systems to help acclimate to the higher altitude (yes, they’ve thought of everything). And although I had no desire to ever leave my heavenly room, that’s only the beginning of where my trip began. As I learned upon arrival, the whole concept of Eleven Experience is the belief that no traveler needs to sacrifice luxury in order to have an epic adventure. Two birds, one stone. The next morning, I made my way downstairs to savor a bountiful homemade breakfast before I layered on my snow gear. Outside, a custom-designed snowcat was waiting at the front door to whisk us away to more than 1,000 acres of exclusive ski terrain in nearby Irwin, led by expert guides that knew exactly where the trackless, un-skied terrain was hiding. This, dear friends, is where the best day of my life began. What followed was a full day of the best skiing I’ve ever experienced: no chairlifts, no lines, and, in fact, not a single other person outside of our group. Wide-open alpine bowl after alpine bowl was waiting for its first tracks to be made. Truly heaven. In between runs, staff at a private mountain cabin served us lunch and was the perfect spot to warm up our boots before slipping them back on. The only problem with skiing off-piste is that it’s a lot like dipping your toes into first class: Once you try it, you don’t ever want to sit in coach again. Will I be back? Absolutely. I dream of it every single day.
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A room with a view at Ritz-Carlton Reserve Zadún in Mexico; Ritz-Carlton Reserve Phulay Bay in Krabi, Thailand; Phulay Bay’s serene landscape. BELOW: A
private dinner setting awaits at Phulay Bay.
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n a world of constant overstimulation and way too much time spent with our heads buried in laptops, tablets, and smartphones, it can be nearly impossible to absorb the innate beauty of your surroundings—even, sadly, when you’re supposed to be in vacation mode. So when it finally comes time for a true escape from reality, an authentic experience is the ultimate luxury, no? That was Ritz-Carlton’s exact intention when it decided to depart from the ordinary to launch the Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio, a collection of resorts located in rare and exotic destinations, untouched stretches of paradise tucked away in the most exquisite corners of the world. The goal for each? To offer a meaningful escape within an intimate sanctuary of the resort’s native surroundings to allow for a more authentic experience, with a strong emphasis on incorporating local culture and heritage into every element of a guest’s stay. The brand set forth on its mission to weave individual countries’ culture with highly responsive, individualized service, launching its first property, Phulay Bay, in Krabi, Thailand. Nestled along the shores of the Andaman Sea, the luxury property offers everything you’d expect from the Ritz-Carlton brand. At Phulay Bay, 54 decadent villas with private plunge pools and the largest, coziest beds you’ll ever see in a hotel are ensconced in vibrant rain forests and waterfalls, so much so that you can barely find even one villa amid the backdrop. Local f lavor is added to every element, from cold lemongrass-infused towels at every turn—these made the 20-plus-hour trip to Thailand worth it all on their own—
Ritz-Carlton’s Reserve properties are a refreshing respite from the hustle and bustle of life.
to the local offerings in spa services and wellness, fitness, and renewal classes. After spending a few days exploring the stunning landscape and indulging in the local Thai cuisine, it’s nearly impossible not to disconnect. I didn’t bother charging my cell phone—or even giving it a second glance, mind you, for days. Phulay Bay is the world’s first Reserve property, and considering the rave reviews guests give the experience, it comes as no surprise that there’s an increasing demand for more of its kind. This spring, Ritz-Carlton welcomes the fourth property to its Reserve portfolio with the opening of the brand-new Zadún, dotted along the alluring San José del Cabo coastline in Mexico. In addition to offering up insane views of the Sea of Cortez from its rooms and two-story villas with private plunge pools, Zadún also presents the region’s most innovative wellness experience: the one-of-a-kind, 30,000-square-foot Spa Alkemia, complete with a variety of customized, locally inspired treatments—including Templo de Calor, a modern interpretation of the traditional Mexican temazcal healing hut—and an outdoor renewal garden called Alkemia al Fresco, where body scrubs are preselected based on local ingredients and blended by hand. For those who want a deeper understanding of the natural habitats in Baja California and the protected marine sanctuaries of the Sea of Cor tez, they can enjoy hands-on programming designed by Jean-Michel Cousteau.
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Natalie Dormer dishes on her next adventure in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Idris Elba captures wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, through his own lens. De Gournayâ€™s bespoke wallpaper is ornamented with extravagant jewels. Martyn Lawrence Bullard created his dream space while a dynamic duo shows off this seasons noteworthy silhouettes. Wide brim straw hat, price upon request, STEPHEN JONES FOR MARC JACOBS, marcjacobs.com. Tweed dolman sleeve jacket with crochet hem, $2,600, floor length bubble gown, $15,000, MARC JACOBS, marcjacobs.com.
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Logan’s Showtime series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels in L.A. Her first role was alongside Heath Ledger in the 2005 movie Casanova, and she continued to work tirelessly up the ranks in Hollywood after that, scoring roles in HBO’s Game of Thrones, both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay films, Showtime’s The Tudors, and more. But it’s her upcoming Penny Dreadful role, in which she plays the lead, demon Magda, that has critics calling her a breakout star—and that she considers one of her fondest yet. “Imagine that this is just the next anthology that John Logan, the creator of the show, was doing,” she says. “So, whole new cast, whole new concept, but what it has in common is sort of a gritty drama mix, fundamentally a historical drama, but mixed with a supernatural element. It’s sort of wonderful to have been living in L.A. for six months and to be doing a show that is about the origins and the beginnings of this city. “What originally attracted me to it was this sort of technical craft challenge of playing multiple characters in the same project. I think it was an exercise for me in technique, in discipline, and in my craft.” It was also the message behind the show.
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T’S THE EVE OF NATALIE DORMER’S 38TH BIRTHDAY, AND THE THESP is cozied up on a beige suede sectional inside a private home full of retro flair that’s tucked away in Granada Hills, an hour outside of Los Angeles. The star of the upcoming television series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels had spent the better part of the day there shooting our cover. “I’m an Aquarian. What are you?” she asks in her charming British lilt. “Scorpio,” I reply. “Ah, Scorpio,” she says with a smile as she leans against a furry cream-colored pillow with a bottle of Trader Joe’s spring water in her hand. There is a disarming warmth about her—a calming quality—and an innate, introspective wiseness of someone who has learned through what she’s lived through. When Dormer speaks, she looks right at you, and when she’s discussing her passions, her blue eyes sparkle with intensity as she rakes her platinum-blond locks off her face. Her motivational mantras, which she shares throughout our chat, make me want to snap my fingers as if I were in the midst of a poetry slam. “This is very Buddhist of me,” she says with a laugh as she talks about the many lessons she’s learned in Hollywood and why she launched her own production company, Dog Rose Productions, in December. “It’s that old saying that if you wait to feel ready, you’ll be waiting forever,” adding that that was also one of the biggest messages instilled in her while working alongside costars like Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, and Julianne Moore. “I think women, we sometimes feel like we have to be 100% sure that we can achieve something before we dip our toes in the water,” she says. “It’s like it’s socially innate in us. It’s not that we’re not risk-takers, because I think women are courageous, and they’re brave, and they are risk-takers. But sometimes we’re naturally too modest. I think what I’m increasingly learning, especially about the industry, is you’re going to learn on the job. “That’s how you get your Malcolm Gladwell 10,000 hours, is doing it, and it’s the trial and the error. And that is how you learn. And that is how you grow and jump in, sister. What’s the worst that can happen?” That’s exactly what she’s doing with her company, she says. “Who knows if Dog Rose Productions is going to work out? I bloody well hope so,” Dormer continues. “I hope we’ll make some really great content. And if I only manage to make one or two things that make an impact—or I’m talking about, like, an impact on me—I know I’m going to learn from the process.” Not even 24 hours before our conversat ion, Dormer was at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, turning heads in a black f loral strapless Vivienne Westwood dress. “A British girl and a British girl,” Dormer says of the look with a smile. But as the sun set this evening, she was more in her element—dressed down in a denim jacket worn over a rust-red sweater that she’d paired with a black floral skirt and pointed flats. “Like most women, [my style] can vary considerably depending on what my mood is,” Dormer says. “When I’m shooting, like I am right now, it’s all about practicality and comfort, because I spend a lot of hours in a day on set and in costumes that have to look immaculate and just right.” Shoe-wise, “I’m a Londoner,” she quips, noting that she prefers f lats or Chelsea boots to stilettos for dayto-day, though she does “love a heel in the right place,” especially for work. “A heel obviously changes the way you move,” she says, adding that heels help her determine a character’s gait. I start to wonder if Dormer has been downing coffee nonstop since the year began—or throughout the past 15. In addition to launching her company, the actress-writer has spent the last six months shooting writer-creator John
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“He talks about how it’s set in 1938, but it’s really about today,” she says. “It’s about things we’re facing on the news or when we turn on our phones. It’s about political and social themes, about demonization of the ‘other,’ and national and international identity, and it’s about new media for them back in that era.” Dog Rose Productions, Dormer says, was “born out of a certain frustration,” explaining that “it’s about telling stories that deserve to be told.” She elaborates: “You get to different chapters in your life where you want to do different things. And I’m obviously very interested in female-centric storytelling talent that’s behind as well as in front of the camera. And so I’m making a concerted effort; it’s my natural affinity.”
“LOOK AT WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY, AND CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF THAT YOU’RE STILL ACTUALLY DOING THE JOB THAT YOU WANT TO DO, AND YOU’RE NOT JUST ON THE TREADMILL AND FORGOT TO GET OFF.” Prior to the launch, Dormer landed a multiyear first-look deal with Fremantle in November 2018 and announced her first drama series, Vivling, based on the life of actress Vivien Leigh, soon af ter ward. The production team recently revealed it’s developing Spitfire Sisters, a series about the forgotten female aviators of World War II. “When it comes to script development of something like my Spitfire Sisters project…there’s a team play and a camaraderie to finding the best way—the most engaging and exciting way—to tell a story,” she says. “ As I get older, I’ve realized that about myself. I like the camaraderie.” What’s next for Dormer? Her “three-week delayed birthday gift” to herself: a trip back to her home base in London after she wraps in March. “I love Los Angeles, but I’ve been here six months shooting Penny Dreadful, since the beginning of August,” she says. “I’m three and a half weeks away from home, and it would just be good to see my friends and family, everyone that I’ve missed for six months.” As for what she’s learned throughout her career that she would tell her younger self and other young women in any industry, she doesn’t hold back: “There’s going to be highs, and there’s going to be lows,” she says. “It took maybe the shit that shook me, but this too shall pass. So enjoy the highs while they last…and also know that the bad times when you feel like everything’s disjointed and you’re not doing the job you want to do, professional or private life, those lows don’t last either. So just take your foot off the judgment pedal a little bit, and ride the wave a bit. “Seize the moment with as little self-analysis and judgment as possible, and also look at what makes you happy, and check in with yourself that you’re still actually doing the job that you want to do, and you’re not just on the treadmill and forgot to get off. I think that’s something that I’ve sort of taken a moment and realized in the last few years.”
Tayla shirt in Soft Silk Japonette, $995, Anika skirt in Sharp tailoring, $650, black Rhea sandal, $795, STELLA MCCARTNEY, available at Stella
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Hair: Hair by Johnnie Sapong at Salon Benjamin using Leonor Greyl. Makeup: Tamah at The Wall Group. Production: Productionising by Arzu Kocman. Photographed on location at The Sonny Gold Estate, Granada Hills, CA.
HIGH JEWELRY makes a fine accompaniment for luxurious bespoke wallpaper by DE GOURNAY, whose designs come alive with vibrant blossoms, hand-embroidered fruits, and gilded birds.
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T I F FA N Y A N D CO. Tiffany Victoria diamond vine drop earrings in 18k rose gold, $29,800, Tiffany Victoria diamond vine circle pendant in 18k rose gold, $4,500, tiffany.com.
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CH O PA R D FROM LEFT: Temptations Collection 18k white gold earrings with amethysts, peridots and diamonds, price upon request, precious Lace Collection 18k white gold earrings with rubies and diamonds, price upon request, Haute Joaillerie Collection 18k white gold earrings with rubies and diamonds, price upon request, chopard.com.
Hand painted ‘St Laurent’ wallpaper in Standard colors on Empire Blue 177 dyed silk, $1,497 per panel, DE GOURNAY, degournay.com.
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DIOR Plaisir Champêtre Grenat Tsavorite ring, price upon request, available by special order at 800.929.3467.
Hand painted ‘Earlham’ wallpaper in Standard colors on Pea Green 112 dyed silk, $1,005 per panel, DE GOURNAY, degournay.com.
B U C C E L L AT I Temptations Mario pendant brooch necklace in 18k white and yellow gold set with diamonds, $120,000, cocktail earrings in 18k white gold set with diamonds, $115,000, select Buccellati stores nationwide. Hand painted ‘Askew’ wallpaper in a Special colorway on Olive Green 164 Williamsburg, $1,618 per panel, DE GOURNAY, degournay.com.
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ACTIVIST AND STYLE ICON SABRINA DHOWRE ELBA ALREADY HOLDS THE COVETED ROLE OF ACTOR IDRIS ELBA’S WIFE. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO HER PLANS FOR THE FUTURE, SHE’S JUST GETTING STARTED.
BRIDGET ARSENAULT! PHOTOGRAPHY BY IDRIS ELBA! STYLING BY CALVIN OPALEYE
Lace dress and lace cape, vintage. Stiletto pump, GINA, similar styles at gina.com. Cocktail pendant brooch necklace in 18-karat white and yellow gold with faceted garnet and rose-cut diamonds, $115,000, and cocktail button earrings in 18-karat white and yellow gold with faceted garnets, $105,000, BUCCELLATI, Buccellati boutiques.
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Lace dress and lace cape, vintage. Cocktail pendant brooch necklace in 18-karat white and yellow gold with faceted garnet and rose-cut diamonds, $115,000, and cocktail button earrings in 18-karat white and yellow gold with faceted garnets, $105,000, BUCCELLATI, Buccellati boutiques. Pure silk maxi dress, $1,690, MAX MARA, maxmara.com. Maidugur satin heel, $995, MANOLO BLAHNIK, manoloblahnik.com. Lâ€™Heure Du Diamant Collection watch set with diamonds in 18-karat white gold on a blue satin strap, price upon request, Precious Lace Collection 5.29-carat diamonds in 18-karat white gold earrings, price upon request, CHOPARD, chopard.com.
‘‘I FEEL VERY BLESSED
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Black wool coat, $2,745, DOLCE & GABBANA, dolcegabbana.it. Teja black suede crystal-wing mule, $1,195, JIMMY CHOO, jimmychoo.com. Giardini high jewelry ring, price upon request, and Octo Roma watch with black alligator bracelet, $5,590, BULGARI, bulgari.com. Black hat, stylist’s own.
that I met my soul mate. Who just happens to be Idris Elba,” Sabrina Dhowre Elba announced over grilled cheese sandwiches and golden french fries at Shoreditch House, the achingly hip private club in East London. Dhowre Elba’s story reads like the plot of a Hollywood rom-com: An A-list Hollywood actor rolls into a small town to shoot his new film. One night, at a local bar, his eyes lock with those of a girl sitting in the corner. She is exquisite. The prettiest girl in the room. The type who is the prettiest girl in any room. And there it is. Her life changes overnight, from part-time bar shifts and night classes to private jets and nickel-sized diamonds. And that is precisely what happened. Effortlessly handsome Idris Elba and Dhowre Elba met at a scant jazz bar in Vancouver, British Columbia, when Elba was filming The Mountain Between Us alongside Kate Winslet, back in 2017. “Love at first sight” is the only way Elba has known how to describe it. In truth, it’s hard to imagine not noticing Dhowre Elba: Tall, leggy, and with a high-wattage smile that dominates any space, she is utterly captivating. Her warmth is genuine, and her tenderness catches you off guard. Born in Montreal before moving to Vancouver at the age of 12, Dhowre Elba was one of five kids. The household was hectic but brimming with love. “I was the second oldest and was very much the mother figure,” she says. These days, the press often references Dhowre Elba’s title as a former pageant winner, giving the illusion that she grew up in curlers, tossing glittering batons, like a character in Miss Congeniality. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. “In my third year of university, I was approached at a mall by a woman who thought I should enter a pageant,” Dhowre Elba explains. “I needed volunteer hours anyway for the program I was doing, and I thought it would be a good way to get into doing some philanthropic work, so I ended up doing it. I really didn’t think I would win, and I did. And it has stuck with me.” Looking ahead to a new decade, the couple had a banner year starting in late 2018. “So much happened,” Dhowre Elba says. “[Idris was named People’s] Sexiest Man Alive; we got married. I had to pinch myself. Is this life really happening right now?!” And add to that being the first-ever African couple on the cover of British Vogue, after the magazine captured their Marrakech nuptials—a symbolic meeting in the middle, as her family is originally from East Africa, and Elba’s is from West Africa. The chemistry between Elba and Dhowre Elba is undeniable. They’re both very open. What you see is what you get. “Someone told me one time, ‘If you always tell the truth, you never have to lie,’” Idris Elba says. “It really, really stuck with me. I don’t like bullshitting people. I take what I am doing with my life in entertainment with a pinch of salt.” It was a notable year for Elba professionally, too. He directed his first feature, Yardie— it was at a cast and crew screening for the film that Elba proposed to Dhowre Elba—he hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time, and he both wrote and executive produced a zany Netflix comedy series, Turn Up Charlie, about a DJ who gets a job as a nanny. But it hasn’t all come easily. “Culturally, English people prefer you to stay in your lane,” Elba says. But what all of the above confirms is how Elba is anything but linear when it comes to his career. In fact, the couple has a lot more to contribute.
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Blue leather jacket, $1,395, and blue wool wrap skirt, $595, BOSS, hugoboss.com. Precious Lace Collection, 5.29-carat diamonds in 18-karat white gold earrings, price upon request, CHOPARD, chopard.com. Jasmin 115mm turquoise knit boot, $1,290, VICTORIA BECKHAM, victoriabeckham.com. OPPOSITE: Black
wool fleece long dress, $3,825, Aura black calfskin leather sandal, $880, and Verrou chain mini bag, $7,900, HERMÈS, hermes.com. Straw hat, stylist’s own.
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White leather coat, $7,521, JIL SANDER, maxfieldla.com. White long-sleeve Joy top, $79, GUESS, guess.com. Printed crocodile slingback heel, $695, AQUAZZURA, aquazzura.com. Giardini high jewelry necklace, price upon request, BULGARI, bulgari.com. Hair: Luana Babbi. Makeup: Jessica DeBruyne. Photographed on location at The Charterhouse, London.
There are a lot of people saying that it isn’t about race, but it is really hard to look at a situation like theirs and say that it’s not about race. And I feel broken to have to think that. One minute you’re loved, and one minute you’re not. —DHOWRE ELBA ON PRINCE HARRY AND MEGAN MARKLE
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BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY BY SIMON MARTIN
“We are working on a lifestyle brand together, out of the fanfare of people being really interested in how we got together,” Elba says. “I famously said I would never get married again. Because of that, people are like, ‘Whoa, who is the girl who convinced him? And what’s going on? And why?’ And what we’ve discovered is that there are really happy couples and couples who are really going through it all over the world, and there is really no forum for them.” Beyond the multiple film and TV projects and the potential foray into the Goopisphere, Elba was also recently awarded Sierra Leonean citizenship, and the couple visited the country for the first time. “It was beautiful,” Dhowre Elba muses. “The most welcoming country ever. They really, really adore Idris.” It was also on this trip that Dhowre Elba solidified her philanthropic aims, choosing charitable causes that touch on subjects of substance. Dhowre plans to lend her considerable fame and reach—she now has 283,000 followers on Instagram—to Hands Off Our Girls, an initiative founded by Fatima Bio, the first lady of Sierra Leone, that addresses issues of child marriage and gender violence affecting young girls and women. “They are the first African country to declare rape as a national emergency,” Dhowre Elba says. “I am really passionate about helping women in general. My mum was a domestic abuse victim. I want to tackle those causes.” Dhowre Elba’s passion for helping women is palpable, and she’s become increasingly calibrated to the value of being a figure in the media with whom young African girls can connect. “I don’t want to sit in fear of saying the wrong thing,” Dhowre Elba says with conviction. “If I say the wrong thing, I am sure there are lots of people on Twitter who will tell me, and I’ll learn and grow if I think what I said was wrong.” The conversation turns to another high-profile black woman—perhaps the most famous in the world as this issue goes to press—Meghan Markle. Elba and Dhowre Elba are friends with the couple: They attended the Sussexes’ wedding, and Elba DJed into the wee hours, a request that came directly from Prince Harry himself. “They are friends of ours, and I can just imagine what a difficult time this is for them right now,” says Elba, his voice lowering to convey the seriousness of his words. “It’s a very difficult, stressful time. We can only relate to what they are going through because it is as if you are in a goldfish bowl sometimes, and you can just imagine what it must be like. It must be very tough. I just hope they’re all right.” Dhowre Elba chimes in on this charged topic too: “There are a lot of people saying that it isn’t about race, but it is really hard to look at a situation like theirs and say that it’s not about race. And I feel broken to have to think that. One minute you’re loved, and one minute you’re not.” And they should know. It is precisely this type of fickle public that Elba and Dhowre Elba faced when the media and fans first caught news of their relationship. “Sabrina has jumped into this circus, like, spinning plates,” Elba says. “And I’m very proud of her. I have a big female following, and they didn’t really warm to my wife at first, but I think what happened is that everyone can tell that my wife makes me really happy. The happiest I’ve ever been.”
Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s renovation of his West Hollywood home that he shares with his longtime partner, Michael Green. BELOW:
As someone who loves to entertain, he eliminated the divide between the kitchen and traditional dining room to create a less formal, open space better suited to gatherings. OPPOSITE:
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AFTER BUYING A DREAM HOME HE’D WORKED ON 20 YEARS AGO, CELEBRITY INTERIOR DESIGNER MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD WASTED NO TIME PUTTING HIS PERSONAL TOUCH ON THE SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY BY DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN
HE 1920S MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE villa that celebrity interior designer Mar tyn Law rence Bullard recently purchased in West Holly wood had undeniable star power before he even moved in. Prev iously inhabited by Dennis Hopper, Tina Turner, and Andy Warhol, the property was refreshed by Bullard himself back in the ’90s for one of his clients, late-night television host Craig Kilborn. “I had always loved the house and thought it was the ultimate little L.A. pad,” the London-born, Los Angeles–based designer recalls of the home, which is perfectly situated in the heart of the Hollywood Hills, just minutes from his office. “When I heard it was for sale and I could afford to buy, I couldn’t believe it. I was the first person to see it, and I bought it even before it officially went on the market.” Amazingly enough, it looked almost exactly the same as when Bullard first designed the residence 20 years prior, down to the original furniture, as it had been sold fully furnished twice in that time. “It was so bizarre. It was like walking into a time capsule,” he says. “But, that being said, it needed a complete renovation.” So the A-list designer—who counts Elton John, Cher, Tommy Hilfiger, and the Kardashians among his clients—embarked on a quest to create a home that accurately ref lects his personal style and how he and his longtime partner, Michael Green, actually live.
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BY DANINE ALATI
Part of a 1,000-square-foot expansion, the massive master bedroom suite includes a seating area that features a rare photo of Elizabeth Taylor. The black-and-white palette that Bullard first introduces in the entry foyer continues throughout the project out to the backyard in the mosaic tiles from Zellij Gallery that clad the new seating area, complete with fire pit. OPPOSITE:
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“I LIKE TO MIX THE OLD AND NEW. I LIKE TO MIX PERIODS,” BULLARD SAYS. “IN DECORATING, THERE SHOULD BE NO RULES. ”
“There are quite a lot of unexpected twists in here, which is something that is the signature of my work,” Bullard says. “I like to mix the old and new. I like to mix periods. In decorating, there should be no rules. And certainly, for somebody like myself, where one’s home becomes an experiment pad, it’s important to take the things that you love and see how you can make them work together.” Bullard let the architecture dictate the direction of his designs. “Since it’s a Mediterranean-style house, I wanted to add Moorish f lavor to it—I think it adds a certain sex appeal,” he explains. “I also wanted to incorporate the midcentury look and comfort level I’ve been using in so many of my projects lately.” Known for his unabashed intermingling of graphic prints and vibrant colors, Bullard layered bold patterns on top of a black-andwhite palette that’s first introduced in the marble f looring in the entry foyer. “Black and white to me is always a perfect neutral,” he says. “It allows the architectural details to pop. You can add any color to it and make it your own. It’s like a face: Black and white becomes a perfect bone structure, and to it you can add whatever makeup you want to create the look.” A big believer that every home needs a star moment, Bullard created one here on the living room ceiling, which he says his artist, Brad Southwick, painted flat on his back for three weeks.
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LEFT, ABOVE: While this room is original to the house, Bullard renovated this one of two guest rooms to have the arched detail doorway; he combines pink decor elements with the black-and-white motif thatâ€™s executed in the bed canopy.
When Andy Warhol inhabited this home, the area off of the kitchen was a breakfast nook that was later converted to a walk-through butlerâ€™s pantry; Bullard transformed the space into a full-on barroom.
Bullard calls a black-and-white palette a neutral onto which he layers design details, such as the custom marble floor from Italy in the master bath, which also includes a brass tub is by Catchpole & Rye.
Bullard completely gutted the kitchen and added Moroccan flavor in details such as the backsplash of handmade tile from Zellij Gallery and the star motif of the door paneling. Bullard employed a green palette (one of his favorite colors) in two hues, one to reflect his garden outside and the other lighter tone to add a fresh, modern pop.
“The ceiling had a beautiful fault, and I wanted to make a feature of it, but I didn’t want to add plaster,” Bullard says. “So to do the paintwork in a really strong scale not only gave that room major wham-bam, but it also made the room feel taller and adds real vocal impact to the house.” For four months, while the rest of the house was under construction, Bullard gutted the kitchen, giving it a dynamic face-lift. In an effort to make it feel like “more than a typical kitchen,” he incorporated a bit of Moroccan spice—seen in the backsplash of zellige tiles and the screenwork silhouetted by aged brass on the cabinet doors—while integrating all the latest mod cons, such as top-of-the-line appliances deftly concealed behind custom cabinetry. “I wanted all the best appliances, yet I still wanted the kitchen to feel like it was of the architecture,” he says. “And I used these two beautiful green colors—one that’s a deeper shade that reflects the greenery from the garden, and the second is lighter, a little bit more fresh and modern in palette.” As part of his extensive renovation, Bullard transformed all of the bathrooms into sanctuary spaces of lavish marble, with sumptuous soaking tubs. He reconfigured entire rooms, too, including the bar area, which he converted from a breakfast nook, and the dining space, which he opened up to the kitchen, to create a less-formal place to better accommodate gatherings. A massive custom kitchen island by Christopher Peacock extends to a giant arch that denotes the dining area , which now feels more welcoming and airy. “I also changed the windows in the dining room,” he says, “so they disappear into the wall and completely open up to incorporate the garden into that experience.” Bullard also added a 1,000 -square-foot expansion that contains a tented screening room oozing with old Hollywood charm and Moroccan f lair, plus an enhanced grand master suite that encompasses a gigantic master bath with abundant marble details and a brass tub; a large seating area; an impressive combination dressing room–closet; and, behind the bed, a wall clad in grisaille wallpaper, depicting a tropical scene that plays off of the large magnolia trees visible just outside. In another instance of melding the interiors and exteriors, when designing the backyard oasis of his three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,200-square-foot home, Bullard drew from the black-and-white palette of the interiors for the tile work of the patio area and pool, which he completely reshaped. He also constructed an upper-deck level with an outdoor bar and TV screening area, added a side patio complete with a firepit, and totally relandscaped the grounds. “I wanted to make the garden a destination,” he says. “So it has lots of wonderful lounge seating and different areas carved out, and it’s all beautifully lit at night. It has that vacation feel, which inevitably is what you want for your own garden if you can create it. That vacation-at-home experience.”
Silk sleeveless gown with tiered ruffle, $2,050, cotton twill cap, price upon request, MAX MARA, maxmara.com.
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MAGNANIMOUS SHAPES TOOK OVER THE RUNWAY, WHETHER IN THE FORM OF COLOSSAL BALL GOWNS, KINGSIZE TAILS, OR LARGERTHAN-LIFE TROUSERS. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KAT IRLIN! STYLING BY SARAH GORE REEVES
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Organza dress, price upon request, satin strass sandals, $1,250, CHANEL, available at select Chanel boutiques. ON HARLETH KUUSIK, RIGHT:
Shiny lambskin jacket, $10,300, cotton tee-shirt, $1,075, duchesse satin skirt, $8,650, CHANEL, available at select Chanel boutiques.
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Wide brim straw hat, price upon request, STEPHEN JONES FOR MARC JACOBS, marcjacobs.com. Tweed dolman sleeve jacket with crochet hem, $2,600, floor length bubble gown, $15,000, MARC JACOBS, marcjacobs.com.
Tweed short brim hat, $695, STEPHEN JONES FOR MARC JACOBS, marcjacobs.com. Relaxed tweed jacket, $2,600, jersey button down blouse, $895, plaid tweed straight skirt with grosgrain pockets, $995, MARC JACOBS, marcjacobs.com.
Admiral blue blazer with white leather lapels, $3,100, White leather trousers, price upon request, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, ferragamo.com.
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White blouse, $990, white skirt, $4,500, circular gold necklace, $945, white leather crossbody bag, $2,875, VALENTINO, available at Valentino boutiques. 18kt yellow gold ring, $2,400, BVLGARI, bulgari.com.
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Mauve bonded crepe cold shoulder blazer, $1,950, mauve stretch viscose track pant with tabs, $850, SALLY LAPOINTE, sallylapointe.com. Mauve hat, price upon request, ESENSHEL FOR SALLY LAPOINTE, sallylapointe.com. ON HARLETH KUUSIK, BEHIND: Wavelength boilersuit, $995, ZIMMERMANN, us.zimmermann.com .
Black tailored jacket with extended tail drape and black satin lapels, $3,470, white cotton poplin shirt with triangular lace trim, $2,170, black wool silk trousers, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, available at Alexander McQueen Madison Avenue Boutique.
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Gardenia-multicolor pliswsĂŠ silk habotai, $7,980, platform slide in GG flower jacquard, $1,290, GUCCI, gucci.com.
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Wildflower print dress, $3,595, STELLA MCCARTNEY, available at Stella McCartney Madison Avenue Boutique.
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Tweed jacket, $2,990, tweed dress, $2,790, heeled mules, $2,610, THOM BROWNE, thombrowne.com. Models: Zak @The Society and Harleth Kuusik @The Society. Hair: Tetsuya Yamakata @ Artlist using Kerastase. Makeup: Ingeborg using Chanel Les Beiges. Manicure: Riwako Kobayashi. Location: Pier 59 Studios in NYC.
Boardwalks at Six Senses Krabey Island allow guests to walk the perimeter of the island. OPPOSITE: Taking in the views from an oceanfront villa pool at Six Senses Krabey Island.
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horizons JUST OFF THE COAST OF SIHANOUKVILLE, A PAIR OF NEWLY MINTED ISLAND RESORTS ARE LURING WELL-HEELED TRAVELERS BACK TO THE CAMBODIAN RIVIERA.
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ROM THE BEACH SHACK ESTAURANT AT ALILA VILLAS KOH russey, the view out front generates a pleasingly sedative effect. Bookended by forested headlands, a kilometer-long sweep of honey-colored sand populated with pine, sea almond, coconut, and ironwood trees cedes to the jade waters of the Gulf of Thailand. It’s a hallmark image of a resort that, along with the nearby Six Senses Krabey Island, has brought tasteful luxury to a part of Cambodia that can sometimes seem to be headed in the opposite direction. Foreigners have long been drawn to the country’s compact south coast. Near the border with Vietnam, the town of Kep emerged as a seafront sanctuar y for French administrators during the early 1900s, earning it the sobriquets of Kep-Sur-Mer and the St. Tropez of Indochina . In the 1960s, follow ing Sihanoukville’s establishment as a deepwater port, Khmer and international glitterati f locked there to enjoy the city’s endless beaches (Jackie Kennedy famously stayed at the Independence Hotel in 1967, sealing Sihanoukville’s position as a swinging seaside idyll). But soon thereafter the Khmer Rouge’s arrival ravaged the area, an effect that lingered until the beginning of this century. Kep has made something of a comeback thanks to a handful of small, artfully designed resorts, but Sihanoukville—well, where to begin? A key hub for China’s One Belt One Road initiative, the city has changed beyond recognition over the past two years, morphing from an easy-going beach town popular with Russians and backpackers to one bursting with vulgar Chinese resorts and casinos. Today, the constant drone of construction dominates a place whose overtaxed infrastructure regularly succumbs to power cuts and f looding. The backpackers still frequent Sihanoukville en route to the relaxed offshore islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem, and luxury travelers pass through on their way to the ravishing Song Saa, which opened off Koh Rong in 2012 as Cambodia’s first private island resort. Yet in all other aspects, Sihanoukville has become a place to avoid—advice that passengers of Thai AirAsia’s direct f lights from Bangkok that start in July, and Bangkok Airways’ f lights later this year,should heed to either island takes about 10 minutes, during which the ever-evolving skyline of Sihanoukville reveals itself at a safe distance to the northwest. Forested Koh Russey, the larger of the two islands (its name means “bamboo” in Khmer), looks from the boat like a crocodile in slumber. Alila Villas occupies a 60 acre slice of Russey’s west coast; a path leading up from the jetty runs almost the length of the property, with the lobby, restaurants, spa, and rooms set off it. The reception is classic Alila: an angular, open-plan space with woodslat sides prefacing a high, boxy lobby where bamboo cocoon chairs hang by ropes. The 63 rooms and villas are set in gardens, by the beach, and on a hillside overlooking the sea; all feature distressed wood front doors and cotton paneled cupboards, as well as a simple, natural quality courtesy of wood f loors and landscaping with delicate wild dill bushes. There is also that comely beach, where each morning the staff’s sweep up of plastic bottles and other f lotsam testify to the struggles that play out in the world beyond. A large pool sits between the sand floored Beach Shack and breakfast-and-dinner Horizon, restaurants that served a mix of local and Western dishes when I visited, but whose menus are to be imminently overhauled and recast as tapas and Modern European with Asian influences, respectively, by the new German executive chef. Behind the Beach Shack, a cluster of buildings houses the spa, gym, and a studio where free hatha yoga is offered most days. On a steamy morning, the screech of cicadas trailing me all the way from my room, I attended a session led by spa director Mohit Tyagi, a tall Indian man with warm
eyes and a swirl of salt-and-pepper hair. In his slow, reassuring timbre, he led me through poses—some that stretched muscles I didn’t know were there—occasionally invoking ruminative mantras that transported me to India. Alila Villas also runs “experiences” beyond the resort, such as cycling tours, mangrove boat rides, fishing excursions, and a fullday trip to visit the pepper farms of Kampot and the crab market of Kep; I chose a blessing ceremony at a mainland pagoda. Accompanied by a villa host (read: butler), I sat cross-legged by a giant reclining Buddha statue, an old monk in saffron robes planted before us. Together with three elderly female disciples sitting nearby, he chanted Sanskrit prayers while using a brush to f lick water at me from a silver bowl. At the end, my face and T-shirt agreeably soaked in the tight heat, he tied a braided red bracelet onto my wrist for luck. As hotel arranged outings go, it felt pretty authentic. Back at the resort, I returned to the beach to lie in one of the hammocks slung between the pine trees and for a leisurely final swim. The bay was beautiful, sometimes still as glass, other times alive with waves primed for body surfing. I returned to my room after sunset, and in the trees around the villa I could hear what resembled a competition for dominance of the air waves: a chorus of frogs, their deep groans sounding like the wails of tetchy cows, versus parrots squawking in the towering palms.
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Six Senses Krabey Islandâ€™s Tree restaurant.
RIGHT: A Garden Pool Villa at Alila Villas Koh Russey.
A pool villa at Alila Villas Koh Russey.
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ABOVE: Beachside at Alila Villas Koh Russey. ABOVE, MIDDLE: A bathroom of a Six Senses villa. ABOVE, RIGHT: Lounge area of a villa. RIGHT, MIDDLE: The resortâ€™s reception pavilion.
THE DETAILS Alila Villas Koh Russey alilahotels.com; doubles from $315 Six Senses Krabey Island sixsenses.com; doubles from $663
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by boat between Alila Villas and Six Senses Krabey Island, but the atmosphere at each is wildly different. If the former focuses on the beach, Six Senses, which Enter Alila Villas Koh Russey and Six Senses Krabey Island, which allow travelers to enjoy the region’s sizzling seascapes without ever setting foot in Sihanoukville. Turning right out of the airport toward the village of Ream, instead of left toward the city, brings guests to the mainland jetties of both properties. The boat transfer opened in March, firmly celebrates the jungle. Krabey is a 30 acre hump—its name means “buffalo,” presumably for the isle’s shape—of giant granite boulders and thick, bird-filled jungle. The resort is the sole occupant, its 40 cubist villas dotted around the island’s slopes, carefully retreating into the landscape so as to be invisible from each other. Identical, they have private pools, slate decks, f loor-to-ceiling windows, egg-shaped tubs, and supremely inviting Naturalmat beds. From my villa, I could see only trees and birds, making me feel like I was ensconced in my own modernist tree house, miles from civilization. Hungry, I stopped by Aha, a slender restaurant that’s just a short walk away overlooking the swimming pool. Its menu of Khmer and Western dishes is overseen by executive chef Todd Adams, formerly of Tasmania’s uber luxe Saffire Freycinet, and ranges from finely spiced curries (including fish amok, Cambodia’s national dish) to pastas and burgers accompanied by irresistible
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triple-fried hand cut chips. The second restaurant, Tree, tows a similar line, while its interiors—a basrelief showcasing the deer, elephants, and monkeys found in Cambodia; pendant lamps fashioned like birds’ nests; a parametric bamboo ceiling modeled on the structure of leaves—honor the forest. The resort offers excursions like island-hopping, fishing trips, or visits to its organic garden on the mainland, but staying put presents ample rewards. A couple of boardwalks zigzag around dramatic sections of the shoreline, skirting weathered sandstone boulders and rock walls where the roots of banyan trees cling defiantly to cliff faces. I snorkeled on the modest house reef and kayaked around the island, an easy 25-minute paddle. From the water, I could fully appreciate how secluded the property was. Apart from the jetty, the small beach, and the occasional glimpse of a villa deck, the island appeared as nature made it. My fondest moments came at the 2,000-square-meter spa, a compound that ref lects the centrality of wellness in Six Senses’ DNA. Inspired by the Stung Kbal Spean river near Siem Reap, it has palatial changing rooms that feature hot and cold pools and steam and sauna rooms, multiple treatment suites, and a glassfronted gym. One wet morning I took a f lying yoga class on the covered rooftop deck, at 42 meters above sea level the island’s highest point. Leading the session was the resort’s Kerala-born yoga teacher and naturo path, Anand Peethambar. For an hour I raised limbs into and out of a hammock made of parachute fabric, stretching and swinging my body in poses that were familiar because they followed traditional tropes yet unfamiliar because I was suspended in mid-air. At the finale, weightless with my body in the hammock, lulled by the deep hum of a Tibetan singing bowl, I completely forgot where I was. A shor t stroll away is the spa’s A lchemy Bar, a br ight , apothecary-like room with a large wooden table around which guests can learn how to make lip balms, face lotions, and other body products from ingredients plucked from the on-site herb garden. Mortar and pestle in hand, I ground up a foot scrub of Kampot pepper, turmeric powder, coconut oil, and sugar for later use in my villa’s outdoor shower. My spa day concluded with a deep tissue massage. The therapist’s hands were so soft and her motions so intuitive and fluid that the treatment seemed less like a series of individual movements than one unbroken melody. I didn’t fall asleep because—as was the case staying at both of Cambodia’s newest island resorts—I was enjoying it too much.
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The Sunset Strip has just gotten a chic denizen in the form of an EDITION hotel, opened in partnership with hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International. The West Hollywood location is a homecoming of sorts for Schrager, who first opened the Mondrian hotel a mile down the road in 1996, ushering in a new era of luxury for the historic (and at the time seedy) district. “I was lucky enough to be part of West Hollywood’s second cultural rebirth,” Schrager says, “and now with a whole new wave of hotels, apartments and restaurants, I’m happy to be part of its latest renaissance.” The John Pawson-designed structure, built from the ground up, is walled off from the hustle and bustle of Sunset by of lush foliage. “I love the fact that this a resort right in the middle of a big urban area,” says Schrager. “It has the easy going feel of the Californian culture, it’s laid back and it’s glamorous. It feels very L.A. but without any of the clichés.” editionhotels.com/weho CITIES SECTION EDITED BY NATASHA WOLFF
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Interior Define, one of Chicago’s leading custom furniture companies, recently introduced a new readymade carpet collection that features a carefully curated selection of colors, textures and patterns designed to elevate any space, as well as to complement the brand’s custom sofas, sectionals, chairs, sleepers and ottomans. The rugs ($295-$1,995) are offered in a variety of colors and include hand-woven, power-loomed and hooked styles. interiordefine.com
The brand-new 21c Museum Hotel in River North has plenty of amenities to make any traveler comfortable, but it’s the free onsite contemporary art museum that has everyone talking. Open 365 days a year to both the public and hotel guests alike, the cultural institution will offer guided docent tours of exhibitions and ongoing cultural programming. Located in the heart of the city near Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park, the hotel boasts 300 stylish guestrooms and suites and walls featuring artwork from local artists. 21cmuseumhotels.com/chicago
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HOP TO IT It’s no secret that Chicagoans love beer with their food, but there’s a new option in the Windy City that makes the classic combo better than ever. Local favorite Chicago-based Moody Tongue Brewing Company, which just unveiled a brandnew brewing facility in the South Loop (it outgrew its previous location in Pilsen), also recently opened two world-class restaurants: The Dining Room and the Bar at Moody Tongue. The restaurant, led by chef Jared Wentworth, is an intimate 28-seat fine dining venue that exclusively serves a 12-course hyper-seasonal tasting menu paired with (you guessed it) a selection of Moody Tongue beers. The sleek and urban interiors, created by Mo Faux Studio, incorporate purposeful and
subtle elements that allow the food and beer to take center stage. Expect refined dishes inspired by Wentworth’s global travels—think a scallop-and-foie-gras course featuring Tokyo turnip, leek, guanciale, melon and barley wine. Not up for a fine dining experience? The Bar serves offers a variety of approachable a la carte menu items such as skillet-fried chicken, whole crispy branzino and a burger paired with beef fat fries. moodytongue.com
21C MUSEUM HOTEL: MIKE SCHWARTZ. MOODY TONGUE: JORDAN BALDERAS.
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CLOSET CONFIDENTIAL Janet Mandell is making fashion more egalitarian thanks to her eponymous high-end fashion rental company BY REBECCA TARAS
artorial superstar Janet Mandell’s new River North showroom boasts a luxe inventory of over 3,000 items of clothing and accessories, with many of the unique pieces coming from her personal archive. The entrepreneur and stylist recently expanded from a flagship Chicago showroom to an additional permanent location in West Hollywood after a successful pop-up. “We never expected to expand so fast,” says Mandell, who’s worked with Gigi and Bella Hadid and Ariana Grande. “My inventory started from my closet and then expanded into all size offerings.” Some standout pieces in her sought-after collection are a Saint Laurent black velvet one shoulder crystal embellished dress and a great selection of Chanel tweed suits (just ask Priyanka Chopra, who borrowed a yellow and white check ensemble last April for a Broadway opening) along with Manolo Blahnik heels, jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels and clutches by Judith Leiber. We chatted with Mandell to get her personal style picks. janetmandell.com
seeing on the runway to come to life. My celebrity clients are all about sex appeal, and I cannot wait to get my hands on some of these monochrome sheer numbers too.
Why is vintage appealing to you and your clients? You can always rely on designer vintage to come back. When I buy my inventory, vintage is important to us because it really sets us apart from other rental services. We dress a handful of celebrities and this is really what they are looking for.
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There’s never been a better time to establish a fitness routine. Here are two new River North workout spots to add to your calendar. SHADOWBOX
Need to let off a bit of steam? New York-based Shadowbox recently opened its first Midwest boxing and fitness studio right here in Chicago. The workout is touted for its meditative, calorie-torching group workouts that incorporate boxing techniques that everyone can follow.
The East and West Coasts are already privy to Y7 yoga studio and now it’s Chicago’s turn. Yoga enthusiasts are drawn to the method because of its high-energy, heated (using state-of-the-art infrared technology) classes that help your body to detox while stimulating blood circulation and increasing flexibility. Music is a big focus of class, so expect heart-thumping beats. y7-studio.com
What trends are you looking forward to this spring? Statement bows and ruffles! I’m excited for the feminine looks I’m
What are your best styling tips? Accessories are key! Never underestimate the power of hats and belts. I grew up with a mother who never stepped out without a scarf around her neck, Chanel ballet slippers and red lips.
Janet Mandell; her River North showroom.
Why Chicago? Chicago is our home and it was easy for us to start here. I also believe Chicago needs something like this more than Los Angeles or New York City. There are lots of fashionable women here.
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guru Joanna Czech has a new role: beauty ambassador for French house Dior. BY HOLLY HABER
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perating two tony skin studios in Dallas and New York, where you must book at least a year ahead to see her personally, Polish-born entrepreneur Joanna Czech didn’t think she’d partner with a mega fashion brand. “I surprised myself by connecting to a big fashion house and skin care line,” she admits. “If a brand does so many different things, how good can they be in everything?” Regardless, Czech was honored that a brand with such a storied heritage came calling, and she promptly agreed to study and test the new Capture Totale product line, which re-launched this January. “I love the science behind it,” says Czech, who tends to the skin of stars like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston. “The Capture Totale collection is strongly affiliated with reenergizing the cells, and that’s what I always believe in.” Indeed, this cellular rejuvenation through the latest LED, ultrasound, and micro-current technologies is an integral part of her famous facials, which include her magical massage work to sculpt your cheekbones and more. “With Capture Totale, they created a complex using an extraction of four flowers that brings new energy to the cells,” she explains. “To me, that was just the ultimate.” Cell metabolism decreases with age, she points out, and this affects everything from the healing process to collagen production. The other benchmark for Czech was that she herself could use the products—and now, she’s hooked. “In my 34-year career, this is the longest that I’ve been using one product,” she says. “They really make my skin feel amazing.” Of course, your whole lifestyle affects skin health. Stress and fatigue degrade it, as does alcohol. Diet is so important that Czech has just hired a nutritionist for her Dallas spa. “It is the most important factor in the way we feel and look,” joannaczech.com
Joanna Czech; Dior’s new Capture Totale Super Potent Serum, Firming & Wrinkle-Correcting Creme and High-Performance Gentle Cleanser; Czech’s Dallas spa.
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The Nasher Sculpture Center presents a mesmerizing exhibition of classically-inspired works in Barry X Ball: Remaking Sculpture, through April 19. The Brooklyn-based Ball employs computer and 3-D scanning technologies along with traditional sculpting methods to reimagine iconic artworks, including a Michaelangelo Pieta, in semi precious stones such as Belgian Black marble and Mexican and Iranian onyx. The Portraits series weaves intricate details into realistic representations, including a remarkable stainless steel bust of Pope John Paul II laden with personal and papal symbols. “The mark of a strong sculpture is layering,” Ball says. “My primary goal with my work has been to retain all the power of the historical antecedents that I use as my models while at the same time taking them to a completely new place.” nashersculputrecenter.org
High technology meets Art Deco at The Sinclair, a new luxury Autograph Collection hotel in downtown Fort Worth. Once home to Sinclair Oil’s headquarters, the iconic 1929 building has been packed with smart conveniences like touch-screen room controls for showers, mirrors, shades and temperature controls. This is Cowtown, so dining options include the Wicked Butcher steakhouse plus casual, all-day lobby dining in the Wicked Bar. A rooftop bar with expansive views debuts this spring. thesinclairhotel.com
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Bar Charles feels like a speakeasy with its eclectic decor and sexy lighting—and the entrance is in the back of its sister restaurant, the popular Italian boite The Charles. But, this little hive specializes in champagne as well as delectable dishes like wood-fired oysters, steak tartare and fried pork rinds topped with labneh and caviar. The jewel box of a space, which has a private dining room for 16, is an artistic mix of patterns and motifs. An 18th century Italian cherubic print is wallpapered onto the ceiling and framed in violet neon, and at least six different tile styles adorn floors and walls. thecharlesdallas.com
Fanciful Australian fashion brand Zimmermann opens its first Texas store this spring at NorthPark Center. The luxe label specializes in ultra feminine pieces (think ruffles, lace and billowing sleeves) boosted this season by a lively, vintageinspired surfer print. zimmermannwear.com
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It’s like a trip to Uruguay without ever leaving the East End! Marram, a new luxury boutique resort hotel in Montauk boasts 96 guest rooms, a beachy cafe, a surf program and other amenities all inspired by the beach town of Jose Ignacio in Uruguay. “Marram combines the best of both worlds: the nature that makes Montauk unique and the culture Marram’s pool; its exterior; a beachfront that put it on the map,” Bridgeton founder Atit king room. Jariwala says of the property, which is on the ocean but within walking distance to town. In the mostly oceanfront guest rooms, the internal design team along the firm Studio Tack utilized white oak ceilings and hand-troweled plaster walls to create warmth, bronzed hardware to instill a sunbaked feel and simple jute rugs to soften the spaces. “The ocean is your fourth wall here,” says Jariwala. “We wanted guests to feel that they could transition effortlessly from the beach to their rooms.” marrammontauk.com
Francisco Costa, who launched his unisex wellness brand Costa Brazil last year, has teamed up with Sag Harbor beauty mecca ONDA on his expanded product range. The new collection includes the waterless Creme Para O Corpo body cream, an aloe leaf juice-based lotion. The luxurious body cream joins the brand’s incense, candles, kaya face and body oils (made from the protein-packed essence extracted from the pods of Brazil’s pink-blossomed sapucaia tree). “ONDA speaks of modernity when it comes to wellness, beauty and lifestyle and their boutique features a gorgeous, curated selection of products in a relaxed environment,” says livecostabrazil.com
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LoveShackFancy founder and creative director Rebecca Hessel Cohen has launched a new tabletop collection— featuring her signature, bohemian florals on sweet-as-pie napkins, napkin rings with bows and runners. “It was a natural extension for us,” says Hessel Cohen. “I’ve always taken all of our fashion scraps and used them to create seat covers and napkins. I love a floral explosion!.” loveshackfancy.com
Carissa’s “Snail” pastry.
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Costa Brazil Creme Para O Corpo body cream, $98.
Beloved Carissa’s the Bakery debuted a new 3,500-square-foot location in East Hampton after outgrowing its Newton Lane spot, which will remain open. “This new location offered more square feet available for baking, a restaurant and bar and the ability for us to produce new offerings like our ice cream program,” says owner Carissa Waechter. “We all agreed that this was a great next step.” Don’t worry: delectable creations including juniper baguettes, sweet potato brioche and raspberry-rosewater croissants are still on offer. carissasthebakery.com
LoveShackFancy 4-piece napkin set, $125.
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Marcie Pantzer; a place setting with Dear Annabelle Girls Night place cards; a box set of 24 Tasty place cards, $60.
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arcie Pantzer has been visiting the Hamptons regularly for two decades, first at her in-laws’ in East Hampton and then at her family’s own Sagaponack home. The former Town & Country editor recently started her own company, a sophisticated yet whimsical stationery and home paper goods business called Dear Annabelle, after her daughter. “I thought that a stationery and home goods business would be a perfect mix of all the things that I love,” Pantzer says. “I also wanted to inspire people to take the time to spread love and joy through letters. In our increasingly digital society, we are losing the tactile pleasure of opening an envelope and reading something that someone took the time to express.” When she’s not working, the mother of four can be found at Townline beach or visiting her favorite boutiques, like Monc XIII, in Sag Harbor. Her other passion, naturally, is entertaining friends and family at her home throughout the summer. Here the entrepreneur shares her entertaining must-haves. dearannabelle.com
Which Dear Annabelle place cards do you use for guests? The Dear Annabelle Tasty place cards are a definite conversation starter. Are you sweet or salty? Spicy or saucy? People love to compare their monikers. Where do you grocery shop? Cavaniolas in Sag Harbor is our favorite cheese shop—they have the most delicious truffle cheese and prosciutto. I absolutely love everything from Tate’s, especially the chocolate mousse cake with Oreo cookie crust. What’s your go-to hostess gift? Dear Annabelle notepad sets or place cards. I also love to gift cocktail napkins or a chic cheese board with knives. What do you wear when entertaining? I love to wear white in the summer. I collect straw hats and am always wearing one. For night I usually sport a maxi dress—either white or floral—by Zimmermann, Black Iris and Johanna Ortiz.
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What’s a decor element many hosts forget? Lighting! There is nothing less flattering than entering a bright home. Sometimes I will go to parties at other people’s homes and subtly walk around lowering the lights. Candles also work magic, and they are often much more affordable than flowers for tabletop decor.
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What’s the best entertaining advice you’ve ever received? Pour heavy! But seriously, there are so many ways to make a party memorable, just by adding one simple twist or extra element. Make a fun toast to kick off the night, mix up a signature cocktail or play a funny party game between courses. It’s these little things that make guests remember a party.
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BUTTONED UP For Kelly Hamilton, it’s all about the perfect-fitting shirt. BY NATASHA WOLFF
amilton Shirts, founded in 1883, is as American an institution as apple pie. Worn by statesmen, entertainers, and businessmen alike, the shirts made by the Houston-based company are beloved around the world, each one handcrafted from start to finish in the company’s Galleria workshop. Hamilton shirts are available in both classically tailored silhouettes (in more than 500 fabrics) and Western styles with local flair, and with fourth-generation family members and siblings David and Kelly Hamilton at the helm, the brand is evolving with the launch of its first women’s collection. “I’ve wanted to have a women’s collection ever since I can remember,” says Kelly Hamilton, who oversaw the collection. “I won’t lie: It hasn’t been easy, and we’ve tried and failed a few times. But we learned an extraordinary amount from what didn’t work, and I can now say with total confidence that we offer women shirts with the best fit, fabric selections, and styling options in the market.”
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What was it like growing up in such a sartorial family? My dad is always impeccably dressed and has a deep knowledge of quality craftsmanship. That’s had a large influence on me; I really do love a handmade garment. What stamp have you left on the company? One of the things I’ve focused on is the overall experience our customers have— whether it’s in our store and factory or online. I want people to walk in and feel comfortable asking questions about the process, and leave feeling like they’ve had a truly unique experience.
What’s your favorite piece from the women’s line? You can’t go wrong with a great-fitting white shirt. It’s versatile and will always be in style, not to mention it’s flattering on everyone. What audience are you trying to reach with this launch? I want women to know that this level of customization, which has historically only been available to men, is now available to them…and, frankly, that’s pretty awesome.
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The Menil Drawing Institute will mount a retrospective of the American artist Brice Marden’s drawings, titled “Think of Them as Spaces,” that will run through June 14. The mainly monochromic series of works, from the 1970s through the present, explore how landscape, architecture, and objects found in nature shape one’s way of understanding the world. menil.org/ drawing-institute
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HYDRATION CENTRAL The Houston-based beauty brand Drunk Elephant, founded by local entrepreneur Tiffany Masterson, is at it again with a new product launch: the F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Masque. This overnight mask cools and quenches even the driest winter skin, restores plumpness, and strengthens the dermis with electrolytes. drunkelephant.com
The new 354-room C. Baldwin Hotel (a Curio Collection property by Hilton) at the landmark Allen Center sits on a prime location catty-corner to Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston. The property is named for Charlotte Baldwin Allen, an instrumental figure in the early development of the Bayou City, and the site has been completely reimagined, gutted, and re-created into an active retail, restaurant, bar, and hotel venue. The hotel’s lush exterior features a 111-foot living native plant wall above the entrance and a new restaurant, Rosalie Italian Soul, helmed by Top Chef Masters’ Chris Cosentino. The ranchinspired aesthetic was overseen by Houston-based designer Lauren Rottet, and the color palette offers natural hues. “From a color perspective, Houston is green, blue, and brown,” Rottet says. “The grass stays green year-round and the skies blue. We used natural walnut on vertical surfaces to symbolize natural brown woods of ranch fences and Texas limestone to allude to the colors of conglomerate ranch roads.” cbaldwinhotel.com
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Chef Daniel Virola is running the kitchen at the new downtown steak house Guard & Grace. The vast space inside the Allen Center features special design details like a mural by local artist Jessica Rice and an installation of 4,600 copper rods hanging from the ceiling. Down on the tables, charcuterie, raw bar delicacies, and thousands of bottles of wine are on offer. guardandgrace.com
Oak-fired octopus; the dining room at Guard & Grace.
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The newly redesigned Spa at Wynn features a dusky color palette that evokes nightfall, and the setting is accented with textured stone, sculptural metal, and organic natural elements. All of the 44 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy areas and dressing rooms have been revamped by in-house design chief Roger Thomas, who custom designed or commissioned the new furniture, fixtures, and artwork throughout the 45,000-square-foot retreat. New treatments include Forest of Dreams, a massage with heated bamboo and contoured stones. The new Samadhi Enlightenment is a multi-sensory experience that involves stress-relieving Himalayan singing bowls, ayurvedic massage and guided chakra balancing. wynnlasvegas.com
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Prime rib is the main event at David Chang’s Majordomo Meat & Fish at The Venetian’s Palazzo tower. The beef is dry-aged and smoked before being carved tableside on a big cart. “Vegas is all about celebration in a way that goes beyond any other place in America,” says Chang, who’s serving blowout meals that
also include lobster and other seafood plucked out of the first crustacean tanks he’s ever had. Like at the Majordomo in Los Angeles, meals can begin with flatbreads. Unlike at the Majordomo in Los Angeles, where foie gras is now banned, here Chang is offering shaved foie gras as a topping. venetian.com
With more than 5,000 pieces of jewelry and loose diamonds, the massive Sky Diamonds at Town Square boasts a record amount of carats per square foot. You might want to enter one of the four private consultation rooms to finalize the purchase of, say, a $63,700 necklace with 13.33 carats of rare light-pink diamonds and 3.64 carats of white diamonds; meanwhile your entourage can relax in the 6,200-square-foot store’s onsite lounge, complete with beverage service. Owner Ofer Mizrahi is a prominent diamond importer, and Sky Diamonds has gems handpicked from conflict-free mines as well as sustainably cultured “lab-grown” diamonds. skydiamondsusa.com
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How did being in Las Vegas and having such a large footprint make you think differently? Here, we embraced the architecture of the space by dividing it into distinct zones that feel intimate despite the size of the overall space. As you enter, there’s a take-away area with our custom salmonpink coffee cart, which leads to café seating along the windows. Up on the second level, the lounge area features a bar and sexy serpentine emerald velvet sofas, while the surrounding dining areas offer large banquettes and curtains to help soften the space.
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The dining room at Sadelle’s; Ken Fulk; the private dining room.
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hen superstar interior designer Ken Fulk started work on the sprawling Vegas outpost of Sadelle’s, he knew he had to make an enormous floor plan feel intimate. He wanted to take the essence of Sadelle’s in New York—think pastels colors and a whiff of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel whimsy—and calibrate it to match the elegance and extravagance of Bellagio. He knew it was vital to have a place that felt alive and appropriate all day, from early-morning to late-night. The result was a colorful and comfortable space, next to Bellagio’s gorgeous sky-lit Conservatory, that feels like different cozy experiences in a gigantic space. We talked to Fulk about how he broke it all down to create a singular dining experience. bellagio.mgmresorts.com
In Las Vegas, everything is over the top and celebratory. What are your favorite examples of how the design at Sadelle’s embraces this idea? This is a celebration of materials and color—an amped-up version of the palette at the original SoHo location. We were inspired in part by the vibrancy of Vegas but also by the incredible light within the space. We wanted to use colors that wouldn’t wash out and would feel sophisticated from morning to night so we started with ocean blue, chive green and rosy salmon pink and layered in a range of luxurious textures like herringbone wood and inlaid stone floors, velvet upholstery, fringed drapery and polished oak with brass details. What makes Bellagio such a good location for Sadelle’s? The Bellagio was the first to redefine luxury in Las Vegas, with its commitment to impeccable design and personalized service. The Sadelle’s experience—from the seafood towers to the many custom details we created—is perfectly aligned with that ideal of meaningful luxury.
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Sadelle’s is open 18 hours a day, seven days a week. Did the idea of this being a true all-day restaurant influence the design? We looked to the classic grand cafes of Belle Époque Paris, which perfected the transition from day to night with versatile furnishings and great lighting. With multiple seating areas that range from bistro-style two-tops to large upholstered banquettes, the restaurant can accommodate anything from a quick breakfast on the go to a large seated private dinner and everything in between.
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A STONE’S THROW Chef Curtis Stone takes foodies on an adventure with his new show and upcoming restaurant.
urtis Stone loves to keep his plate full—and not just with food, the Australian chef has a dizzying number of different projects in the works at any given moment. Currently he’s working on a second season of his TV series Field Trip with Curtis Stone, on PBS, which follows him on culinary adventures around the world, specifically to find inspiration for his lauded Beverly Hills restaurant Maude, which recently received a Michelin star, Stone’s first. Since it debuted in 2014, Maude has evolved from creating tasting menus centered around a single ingredient every month to crafting four menus a year inspired by different wine regions around the globe. Stone and some of his team members jet off to these different wine regions and immerse themselves in the culture, cook with local chefs, meet with sommeliers, and go on excursions. They then infuse what they learn into a 10-course menu. For Maude’s spring menu, available through the end of March, Stone and his team traveled to the Barossa Valley wine region of Australia where he spent time learning about the aboriginal people who’ve occupied the area for the last 100,000 years. “It’s revolutionary,” he says of the experience. “You go out there and you see all of these ingredients that you never even knew existed. It’s life changing kind of stuff.” Following that menu will be another equally as impressive one inspired by Chile, the first South American region to be featured at the restaurant. There’s also Stone’s new Dallas restaurant, Georgie, opened in collaboration with his brother Luke Stone. Georgie was modeled after Stone’s LA restaurant Gwen but has its own twist. “The heartbeat of the restaurant is the butcher shop,” Stone says. “There are a lot of meat-centric dishes. We also really pride ourselves on doing all of our vegetable dishes very well. There’s a big bar and a great bar program. It’s got a real vibe.” And last—but certainly not least—he’s working on opening yet another restaurant in LA, this time in Downtown’s 1928 Trust
Chef Curtis Stone; his restaurant Gwen.
Building on Spring Street. As for the concept of the restaurant, we’ll have to wait and see. It’s still in its early design phase and slated for an end-of-year opening. “With all my restaurants, I want them all to have a distinct personality,” Stone says. “I certainly don’t want chains. I want everything to be individual and I think that way it keeps it exciting.” One thing is certain, though. It’s going to be hot, literally. “I’ve fallen in love with cooking over an open flame, so there will certainly be a lot of fire elements,” he adds. curtisstone.com
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Art Deco meets Old Hollywood at designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s new boutique hotel project, The Prospect, in Whitley Heights. The Los Angeles-based designer Bullard, who collaborated with PRG Hospitality Group on the authenticallyHollywood hotel (his fourth project with the brand), has created interiors for Cher, Tommy Hilfiger and Ellen Pompeo. Each of the project’s 24 rooms has been designed to honor one of the old Hollywood greats that lived in the area, like Greta Garbo, whose suite is inspired by one of her most famous movies, Mata Hari, with chinoiserie wallpaper and vintage lacquered furniture, framed old movie play cards and a claw foot tub. “What we are trying to create is a boutique hotel that is small, intimate and private, while maintaining the historical legacy of the area,” says David Dittmer of PRG Hospitality Group. “We wanted everything to feel like an updated version of Hollywood’s Golden Age but at the same time making it feel relevant and current. Martyn is one of the best at mixing culture and history in an updated form, which is very difficult to pull off.” theprospecthollywood.com DUJOUR.COM
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The bar at Gigi’s.
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Los Angeles-based sneaker brand Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) recently unveiled its first store at The Grove and it’s just as innovative as you’d expect. In true APL style, the 3,000-squarefoot destination embodies the brand’s fitnessmeets-fashion aesthetic with striking white walls that display their line of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes like veritable works of art.
THE PROSPECT: JAIME KOWAL. RED HERRING: JENNIFER CHONG. SIGHTGLASS: MICHAEL ONEAL
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Hollywood also has its fill of new eateries to try. Gigi’s is a neighborhood bistro and bar overseen by chef Matt Bollinger (Jean Georges and Trois Familia), who will give the menu a French spin. (gigis.la) Bothers Jerad and Justin Morrison will open a branch of their San Franciscobased independent coffee company Sightglass—an all-day roastery, restaurant and bakery that also has a cold brew facility on site—in Hollywood’s Sycamore Media Arts District. (sightglasscoffee.com)
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EASY BREEZY Part of the wholly renovated Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, the Sea Breeze suites feel like having your very own little cottage by the surf. The escapist effect is created courtesy of newly added direct access to the pool and beach from a private terrace. Their residential layout with two bedrooms and a media den features mohair velvet, oak and blue and ivory décor including mosaic-tiled baths. It’s tough to be pulled away from such sumptuous surroundings, but Florie’s new chef de cuisine and cocktail menu dubbed the Botanical Guide are even harder to turn down. fourseasons.com/palmbeach
Swifty’s, the Upper East Side’s shuttered society restaurant, resurfaced at The Colony hotel as a seasonal pop-up. The lunch bunch has been reunited with the original menu’s favorites like lump crab cakes and tuna tartare. Kemble Interiors designed the dining room as part of the hotel’s newly renovated common spaces. thecolonypalmbeach.com
WAKING UP WITH WISTERIA Green velvet-upholstered furniture and Brit Terry O’Neill’s black-andwhite photos adorn the revamped Brazilian Court’s 80 rooms and suites. But their custom, wisteria-printed silk panels—a soothing connection to the Jazz Age-era hideaway’s signature, enchanting gardens—give guests the sweetest dreams. thebraziliancourt.com
FROM TOP: The pool at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach; Swifty’s at the Colony hotel; a new guest room at the Brazilian Court hotel.
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WAVE ON IN 1 Hotel South Beach’s private beach club, aptly named 1 Beach Club, has opened a new restaurant called Wave for sea-tosupper meals. Unlike the club, Wave welcomes non-members and non-guests to take a seat (or cabana), sidle up to the bar and sprawl across daybeds in its 10,000-square-foot, Tulum-tuned setting. 1hotels.com
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CLAY’S CASTLE Palm Beach chef Clay Conley moves south for his newest venture BY REBECCA KLEINMAN
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lot has changed since chef Clay Conley left Mandarin Oriental Miami’s Azul restaurant a decade ago to turn Palm Beach’s staid dining scene on its head with restaurants like Buccan, Imoto and Grato. In the meanwhile, Conley earned five James Beard nominations and started a family with his wife and college sweetheart, Averill. The father-of-two got sober, too, trading wild nights for workouts at daily boot camps with his staff. “The presence shows in the kitchen,” says Conley, who’s making good use of his clear mind with his latest project, Chateau Miami. In recent years, as skyscrapers and shopping centers shot up in the mainland’s Brickell district, a historic, turreted manse known as Chateau Petit Duoy collected dust. The right investors finally came along to transform it into a restaurant with imaginative interiors by Ken Fulk and tropical gardens by Nievera Williams. “The space sold me hands down,” Conley says, adding that it’s meant to evoke the feeling of visiting an eccentric uncle’s estate, albeit one located in the Loire Valley. “But we’re not presenting it in a way that’s too precious,” he adds, noting the rambling setting’s warmth and the casual menu, which is anchored by ingredients from local organic farms and a wood-fired hearth from the same fabricator as Buccan’s. “Even if people come in several times a week to dine,
they can have different experiences. It’s more like a neighborhood hangout than a special occasion destination.” Conley didn’t have to alter (or dumb down) his food when he opened Buccan, his foray into Palm Beach. Some of Buccan’s mainstays, such as steak tartare, cross over here. One of Buccan’s in-house pasta makers also made the move south for splurges like carbonara raviolini with bacon and peas held together in a rich mixture of grated parmesan and quail egg. Just because it’s Miami, he doesn’t feel the need to be pretentious or pander to a Latin American demographic either. “I don’t have to offer more Peruvian dishes, for example, since we’ve always done them,” says Conley, regarding Buccan’s well-received, progressive global fare that he transfers to his new venture. “I’ve had good luck cooking what I love.” chateaumiami.com
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Call it the new Wynwood. Here are the art collectors and restaurateurs who are raiding Allapattah’s once overlooked warehouses. Formerly the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Museum relocated its 7,200 artworks to a brand-new home designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf. Browse works by the likes of Richard Prince, Keith Haring and Cindy Sherman amid its galleries and native flora landscaping, and recharge with Basque cuisine at onsite eatery Leku. (rfc.museum) Already lending his name to Pérez Art Museum Miami, developer Jorge M. Pérez is going two for two with El Espacio 23. The complex houses his private art collection and multiple artist residencies (currently Cuban artist Susan Pilar Delahante and Argentine artist Agustina Woodgate) at a time. (elespacio23.com) Brooklyn-born Hometown Barbecue brings Texas pitmaster-style smoked meats to the region. Regulars swear by the slab jerk bacon and corn pudding. (hometownbbqmiami.com)
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DANCE REVOLUTION DanceBody founder Katia Pryce debuts
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atia Pryce came to New York to pursue a career in the performing arts but found herself with a different career path that was more rewarding, physically and professionally. The trainer, who counts Molly Sims as a devotee, has branded workout studios in Tribeca and NoMad but has just opened her first Brooklyn outpost in Williamsburg. “I created the DanceBody workout to selfishly fulfill what I was looking for—a strong and athletic body while maintaining those long, lean dancer lines,” says Pryce. What sets DanceBody apart from other studios is that all the instructors have been or are still professional dancers, not just trainers. “Dancers bring this unique performance quality to every single class delivering each move with tough love and unparalleled musical timing,” Pryce explains. We talked to the dancer about about her clients, workout ensembles and the songs she can’t live without. dancebody.com
Who’s your favorite type of client to instruct? The clients I love working with are those self declared ‘non-dancers.’ Stepping out of your comfort zone can be intimidating, but the reward is so worth it. What do you wear when you’re teaching? Noli Yoga is my go-to workout brand. Their pieces offer comfort, sweatwicking, and fun prints, what more could you want? The days of all-black workout ensembles are out. Bring on the neons and animal prints! I also love Carbon38’s new line, which has become a go-to for me this year. I love the silhouette it creates.
The venerable and refined London floral company McQueens Flowers, which works with clients like Rosewood Hotels and LVMH, has landed in New York at Moda Operandi Madison. This April, the brand will be offering a series of flower arranging classes at its Upper East Side pop-up location led by the company’s accredited floral designers. “We live in harsh and frenetic times, and floral arranging classes are the perfect antidote to them,” says Richard Eagleton, McQueens Flowers CEO. “Without exception, even the most wound up and stressed people leave feeling more relaxed and emotionally rewarded–just looking at flowers releases serotonin–and the calm, gentle manipulation of flowers into stunning arrangements feeds both body and soul.” mcqueens.co.uk
What three songs are always on your playlist? Right now, it’s: “Pure Water” by Mustard and Migos, “Look” by Leikeli47 and “Jolean” by Get Real, Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet. Where would you like to teach next? In just the last year, we’ve taught classes in Aspen, the Hamptons, Palm Beach, Greenwich and Los Angeles. I would love to teach anywhere in Asia, I know we would have such a following there as dance is such a tremendous part of their culture.
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Walker Hotel is a new 10-story, 171-room hotel located in a Renaissance Revival style Sightglass building in Tribeca. The1899 former factory, coffee which boasts historic landmarked details, has been renovated with contemporary furnishings and large loft-style windows. “We didn’t want to intrude into the neighborhood by creating something that was out of both place and character,” says Bridgeton Hospitality founder Atit Jariwala. The lobby and its lounge area makes for a great meeting place with its sequoia brown brushed marble fireplace, Osvaldo Borsani wood shelving and mid-century modern furniture like Mogensen sofas and Pierre Jeanneret loungers upholstered in Schumacher velvets, ikats and linen. In early spring, chef Amy Chaplin will open the 45-seat Bramble restaurant featuring inspired vegetarian and vegan dishes made with carefully sourced ingredients as well as seasonal cocktails and natural wines. walkerhotels.com
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Restaurateur Jon Neidich and chefs Jake Leiber and Aidan O’Neal, of the buzzy Greenpoint bistro Chez Ma Tante, have just opened Le Crocodile at Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel. The restaurant serves unfussy brasserie mainstays like leeks vinaigrette and steak au poivre against the backdrop of exposed Steak frites at Quality Bistro. brick walls, soaring windows, burgundy leather booths and dark walnut tables. (lecrocodile.com) SAGA is the second restaurant from the team behind Crown Shy and comprises the top four stories of 70 Pine Street in the tiered spire of the building. The spaces are also home to Overstory, a cocktail bar with a wraparound terrace, and several private event rooms. (saga-nyc.com) Quality Bistro, the latest from Quality Branded restaurateur Michael Stillman, is a 200-seat brasserie-style French steakhouse in Midtown serving classics with a modern twist such as crab cake paillard and green garlic escargots. (qualitybistro.com)
Through July 12, you can find Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker starring in the John Benjamin Hickeydirected revival of Neil Simons’s relationship comedy, Plaza Suite. Opening March 26, The Lehman Trilogy comes to Broadway after a sold-out London run and a stint at the Park Avenue Armory last spring. This epic drama, directed by Sam Mendes, tells the tale of the three brothers who founded Lehman Brothers. The revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical comedy Company stars Grammy and Tony winning actress Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit) as a woman celebrating her 35th birthday amongst friends (including Patti LuPone). Opens March 22. Tony award winner Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett will delve into Edward Albee’s harrowing drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by Joe Mantello opening April 9.
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ROOM REQUEST, The oceanfront Montage Laguna Beach, which celebrates its 17th anniversary this year, has recently undergone a comprehensive renovation and has emerged with a fresh color palette, and luxurious, modern updates to its coastal craftsman vibe. The seven-month-long overhaul touched the lobby common areas and all 253 guest rooms and suites and utilized as many sustainability-sourced materials as possible. “While the resort’s exterior reflects turn-of-the-century California architecture, the newly refreshed interiors showcase a nautically influenced style with clean, elegant lines and a muted palette with bold pops of color infused,” says general manager Anne-Marie Houston. Natural finishes like grass-cloth wallpaper adorn the guest room walls and play nicely with geometric patterned upholstery against a neutral backdrop–all flooded with an abundance of natural light. “Polished, dark eucalyptus wood furnishings, custom lighting and textured accents infuse warmth and add depth,” explains Houston. But look no further than the expansive ocean view, offered upon stepping foot in the lobby, for a serene sense of place.
Athletic lifestyle resort Life Time opened its second Orange County club in Rancho San Clemente. The 46,000-square-foot country club-style hub features everything you could possibly need to unwind and get in your best shape including tennis courts, outdoor aquatic centers, a variety of fitness classes, luxe dressing rooms replete with saunas and whirlpools, a fast-casual restaurant, and a full-service spa. lifetime.life
South Coast Plaza just got a little more sparkly with the debut of Swarovski’s first crystal studio in the country. The boutique, accented with pops of the brand’s signature blue hue, elevates the in-store shopping experience with digital elements such as a sparkle bar where jewelry lovers can virtually discover new products, a digital try-on station, interactive tablets spilling styling tips, and a glow mirror perfect for snapping selfies. swarovski.com
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The beloved Orange County Museum of Art recently broke ground on its new location at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, slated for completion in 2021. In the meantime, art lovers can still get their fix by visiting the interim location, OCMAExpand–Santa Ana at South Coast Plaza Village, which this spring will focus on identity and cultural legacy through language and narratives with an exhibition titled “Maryrose Cobarrrubias Mendoza: Navigating Technics,” opening April 18. ocmaexpand.org
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CAKE BOSS Ken Romaniszyn, owner of Lady M Confections, is in the business of making people happy with his decadent cakes
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ne bite of a decadent Lady M Confections cake and it’s easy to see why the international dessert brand has garnered a cult-like following. Made up of 20 paper-thin homemade crepes with pastry creme between each layer, the company’s signature crepe cakes come in a variety of flavors, including green tea, coconut and chocolate banana. Ken Romaniszyn, who grew up in Orange County, is the mastermind behind the brand, which has grown from one cake boutique in New York to 47 stores around the world, including one in Irvine. Below, the cake connoisseur talks about growing up in Orange County and how they come up with these delectable confections. ladym.com
What are some fond memories of growing up in the OC? Playing football at El Toro High School under the lights against Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano. Those were my glory years when I used to be able to run before I started eating too much cake. In high school, I looked like an athlete. Now I look like a baker. How do you decide what flavors to add each year? There is no limit to what we can make. You can take any flavor and incorporate it into crepes and make it sweet or savory. We bring in the international chef teams once a year and make like 50 or 60 different cakes. From there, we’ll pick about six to introduce for the following year. That’s the best week of the year.
Do you have a favorite cake? It’s always strawberry shortcake. I grew up spending my summers in Japan. As soon as school was out, I’d get on a plane and go visit my grandma in Tokyo and one of the things that I always looked forward to is the strawberry shortcake. It’s so different and unique from anything you usually experience in the States. It always reminds me of my childhood.
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As for what’s next up, she’s already got that covered. “I’m sure more collaborations are on the horizon, and I’ve loved collaborating with artists, working with their artwork to create original prints,” explains Tanov, busy expanding her Shimmer tile collection with Clé Tile and transforming her design studio open to the public this year. “And, the possibility of a new store always exists. The right place and space has to present itself, but I do have a passion for creating meaningful environments, so whether it’s a new Erica Tanov store, or a beautiful space for someone else, I know I’ll be working on interior projects.” ericatanov.com
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ention the words “fashion” and “textiles” in a continuous sentence in the Bay Area, and a single name tops the list: Erica Tanov. On a shoestring budget of her own savings in 1990, the designer began working on seamed slips and chemises with antique buttons inspired by her collection of vintage flea market treasures, and caught the attention of Barneys and boutiques in SoHo. From there, her collection morphed into an entire ready-to-wear line complete with lingerie. “Since I was a child, I’ve loved decorating and rearranging my bedroom and my apartment, and collecting and creating beautiful spaces with what I’ve found,” recalls Tanov, who opened her first Berkeley store in 1994. “When I moved back to California after being in New York for nine years, I knew I wanted to open a store, a place to showcase my clothing collection, creating a full experience for friends and customers.” The tastemaker has since expanded her fashion repertoire with home goods including wallpaper, metal tile, and bedding; a book, Design by Nature; and a newly launched perfume. “Who doesn’t want their own fragrance?” asks Tanov, who worked alongside a Los Angeles perfumer to extract the perfect blend of her favorite fragrances and essential oils. “I knew I’d want it to be all natural, something subtle, fresh, comforting, and a modern fragrance.”
For Tanov, nature is a common thread woven through her designs from her boho-meets-glam wallpaper collection “Botanicus,” evocative of 1900s botanical drawings and the spirit of the grand forts of India; and a clothing line, Nature Studies, a collaboration with local artists Jessica Abbott Williams, Emily Payne, and Dharma Strasser MacColl, and comprised of non-toxic, screen-printed silk belted dresses, caftans and portrait blouses in three patterns.
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Viridian’s Portuguese egg tarts.
Oakland’s newcomer Viridian is more than just a treat for your tastebuds, the restaurant pays homage to memorable graphic elements from the 1990s with decor that includes vintage album covers and hints of Hong Kong. Outfitted by Anna Lee and Brandon Jew of San Francisco–based Soon and Soon Studios (of Chinatown’s Moongate Lounge), the eatery is artfully layered with neon light fixtures and black and yellow-hued tile from nearby Heath Ceramics. Inventive menu items range from rum po-tat, a Portuguese egg tart with a flaky and buttery pastry and brûléed top, to chili garlic milk buns. viridianbar.com
PORTRAIT: ALANNA HALE. STORE: MICHAEL WEBER
Tanov is the owner of three boutiques in Berkeley, Larkspur and Los Angeles.
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MEMBERSHIP REWARDS Equinox’s new Beale Street club takes inspiration from the tech-focused community in San Francisco. With yoga, cycling, group fitness and Pilates studios along with a state-of-the-art “tech bar” in the lounge, you can workout your body and mind in the same place. equinox.com
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After a three-year hiatus, fashion house Hermès is back in Union Square with an expansive new West Coast flagship. The 9,000-square-foot store, designed by Paris-based firm RDAI, features a new second floor accessed by a statement making solid oak curvy, ribbon-shaped staircase. The museumlike shopping mecca features intricate mosaic tile floors reminiscent of hand-woven baskets, wood tones and copper accents. Several exclusive objects including special versions of the Kelly bag, an updated wicker fishing bag and new colors of Apple Watch Hermès bands. But, the most coveted in-store item surely is the one-of-a-kind leather Hermès canoe. hermes.com
at Taub Family Outpost.
Following a mega multi-million-dollar renovation, the newly transformed Nobu Hotel Palo Alto features all the high-tech comforts of home. The sleek, 73-room Silicon Valley hotel (Facebook and Instagram offices are nearby) is fashioned with light wood-paneled walls, crisp, white linens, Alexa for smart commands, a fitness studio with Peloton bikes and floor-to-ceiling glass windows with motorized roll-down Roman shades yielding views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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Erika Dawkins, founder of Bon Ton Studio, artfully layered her inaugural Healdsburg shop with pieces culled from Europe, Africa, Australia and Southeast Asia. Dawkins, who spent time living Down Under, outfitted the crisp, all-white space with a custombuilt, curved cash wrap in maple veneer made by her father and grandfather. Clothing includes pieces by Comune, Promesa, Hobo & Hatch and Etophe Studio, while worldly home wares include Moroccan poufs, straw market totes, South African Zulu baskets, and sabra pillows hand-loomed in Morocco using cactus silk. (bonton-studio.com) Drawing inspiration from Craftsman and Victorian architecture, architect Becky Carter (of Studio Becky Carter in Oakland and New York) conceived the California-inspired vibe for Sonoma’s new Taub Family Outpost housed in a 100-year-old stucco building. New York–based Taub Family Companies, owner of Taub Family Vineyards, launched the two-story emporium consisting of a gourmet market, a tasting room, and a restaurant headed up by lauded Sonoma Chef Trevor Anderson. (taubfamilyoutpost.com) AT RIGHT: The dining room
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The Burse for the Great Seal of England (1558–1603), one of many purses that the V&A Museum will showcase.
Carried Away An upcoming London exhibition secures the bag.
he humble bag goes by a myriad of different monikers. Whether it’s called a purse, clutch, duffel, trunk, tote, or minaudière, each serves the same utilitarian purpose: to carry the accoutrements of our daily lives. However, some of the items transported are more significant than most. If the Crown symbolizes the British monarchy, then the Great Seal of England symbolizes the majesty of the law. The engraved silver seal was used to stamp a wax impression on royal decrees, charters, and proclamations, signifying the monarch’s approval. London’s Victoria and Albert Museum holds the exquisite burse believed to have been used by Queen Elizabeth I to deliver the great seal to her new lord chancellor, Sir Christopher Hatton, in 1587. Of course, the bag containing such an important relic was just as grand and regal as the seal itself. The crimson velvet–andsatin burse is embroidered with the royal shield; the queen’s monogram, ER, for Elizabeth Regina; and a Tudor rose, all created using silver gilt thread. The seal was nestled securely within the satin lining when not in use.
A nother bag displayed at the museum ha s roya l provenance of a different sort. A Louis Vuitton Malle Haute trunk that belonged to Emilie Busbey Grigsby, the scandalous Park Avenue socialite turned darling of London society after she moved across the Atlantic. She would go on to become one of the Edwardian era’s beloved personalities. In 1911, a New York Times headline trumpeted Ignored Here; Wins Royalty—Amazing Success of Miss Grigsby, Spurned by Society Here, Now Princess’s Favorite. Her well-loved trunk includes stickers from the historical period’s grandest ocean liners, including the Olympic, a.k.a. the Titanic’s sister ship, and the ill-fated Lusitania. These are just a couple of the pieces featured in the V&A Museum’s new exhibition “Bags: Inside Out,” a comprehensive deep dive into one of fashion’s most loved and coveted accessories. The show will feature carryalls of the purely functional variety and numerous It bags, including the Hermès Kelly, named for Grace Kelly, and the Lady Dior, made popular by Princess Diana. “Bags: Inside Out” opens April 25. vam.ac.uk
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