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CONTENTS / FALL 2023
70 THE BEST OF THE NEW COLLECTIONS
The most wearable trends for fall
78 BOOKED UP
Five fashion books run the aesthetic gamut
82 JENNA ORTEGA’S SHADES OF GRAY
The Wednesday actress stuns as the face of the new Gris Dior fragrance campaign
84 A W EST SIDE STORY
A classic six in a 1920s co-op on Central Park West is given new life by Maggie Burns of Maggie Richmond Design
88 PLUGGED IN
It’s hard to stay up-to-date in the foreverchanging tech space. From projectors to electric cars, we tested the latest inventions so you don’t have to.
90 D ESIGN MINDED
Three designers with distinctive aesthetics release their first coffee table books
92 SHALL WE DANCE
The first biography of Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky
96 FALL INTO EUROPE
Fall is the ideal time to wander city streets and even hit the beach
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Photography by NICK THOMPSON
Styling by OLIVER VOLQUARDSEN
The pool at Borgo
The Volvo EX30
Carolina Herrera: Colormania - Color and Fashion
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Jenna Ortega for Gris Dior
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110 PRIME TIME
From Prime Suspect to prime minister of Israel, Helen Mirren proves she’s on top of her game
122 L AKE EFFECT
A rchitect Ryan Street and interior designer Eleanor Cummings collaborate on a modern Highland Park home for a large family
134 C ANNES CONFIDENTIAL
For its 76th anniversary, DuJour documented the dazzling spectacle of the Cannes Film Festival
150 N OTABLY NINA
Actress-influencer Nina Dobrev moves from the undead to one of the liveliest people in entertainment with her new comedy The Out-Laws
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We’re very excited to share our fall print issue starring English actress Dame Helen Mirren. This fall, the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award–winning actress stars as Golda Meir, the first and only female head of the Israeli government, in the film Golda We have your complete fall shopping guide for all the best trends of the season, a look at the best design and fashion books to crack open and the hottest tech innovations to hit the market. Also in this issue, we profile actresses Nina Dobrev and Jenna Ortega. Christina Ohly Evans wrote about the must-sees, stays, eats and dos in Europe for our travel section.
We are so fortunate to have worked with talented pros like Douglas Friedman, Emilio Madrid, David Roemer and Nick Thompson on photo shoots that yielded stunning original visuals for our issue.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we did producing it.
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This issue of DuJour highlights highlights the latest project from iconic actress Dame Helen Mirren. For the last three decades, we’ve been in awe of her acting, and we’re thrilled to be able to celebrate her on our fall print cover for her buzzed-about role as Golda Meir in Golda , directed by Oscar winner Guy Nattiv. The film follows Meir during the 19 days of the Yom Kippur War in October 1973.
This magazine is the ultimate source for the latest and greatest in entertainment, style, beauty, culture, design, travel and more. Get a sneak peek at The Boy from Kyiv, the first biography of Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, go inside a stunning Upper West Side apartment and check out an over-the-top Dallas home in Highland Park. Photographer Emilio Madrid attended the dazzling spectacle of the French Riviera’s Cannes Film Festival to shoot some of the most exciting and promising talent.
No matter what you’re up to this season, DuJour will be there to serve as your lifestyle guide for all things fabulous. Wherever you are, enjoy the fall print issue with our compliments.
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With Natasha Wolff and Rose Byrne
Nina Dobrev and Juriël Zeligman
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With Pippa Greer, Benny Tabatabai and Denise DeLuca
NATURALLY NINA A ROSY OUTLOOK
GOSPËL nightclub in SoHo played host to DuJour’s July issue cover party with Nina Dobrev
Rose Byrne came out to celebrate her summer print issue cover party at LAVO in midtown Manhattan
With Allie Cizek, Shaun White, Nina Dobrev and Dan Rothmann
With Nina Dobrev and Elie Tahari
With Elie Tahari
With Chris and Rene Torres
DJ Kieren Taylor
With Dr. Nicholas Perricone Stewart Hirsch and Pancho Soekoro
Margot Grom and Helen Krushinski
With Alexandra Steigrad and Sarah Williams
With Jason Morrison, of Zenith Watches
Feturi Talaga and Stevie Guttman
With Jonathan Glass, Howard Sobel and Richard Firshein
Edward Tricomi, Sasha Cicero, Rose Byrne and Chris Cicero
Sam Osband, Aurelius Zwick, Jack Decoulos and Nile Nwogu
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With Allie Cizek, Keino Benjamin and Sarah Hennessy
LA DOLCE VITA
Dolce & Gabbana brought the biggest names in music, film and fashion to Puglia for its Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria fashion show presentation and events
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
Christian, Luka, Sibi and Rex Bale
Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble
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CHOPARD AT CANNES
Caroline Scheufele unveiled Chopard’s newest Red Carpet Collection in Cannes this summer. The brand has long been a partner of the Cannes Film Festival.
STÉPHANE FEUGÈRE, MARC NINGHETTO AND GREG WILLIAMS
Viola Davis in Chopard
Uma Thurman in Chopard
Caroline Scheufele and Robbie Williams
Caroline Scheufele and Natalie Portman in Chopard
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Charles Melton in Chopard
Paris Haute Couture Week drew celebrities to the City of Light for the fall/winter 2023 collections
Michelle Yeoh at the Balenciaga show
Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin at the Thom Browne show
Elizabeth Debicki at the Dior show
Cardi B and Offset at the Balenciaga show
Riley Keough at the Chanel show
Ayo Edebiri at the Thom Browne show
Gemma Arterton at the Dior show
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Rosamund Pike at the Dior show
Natasha Lyonne at the Balenciaga show
Alexandra Daddario at the Dior show
Camille Cottin at the Dior show
Lupita Nyong’o at the Chanel show
Erin O’Connor at the Dior show
Rashida Jones at the Chanel show
Diane Keaton at the Thom Browne show
Thuso Mbeduat the Dior show
George Lucas at the Chanel show
Kendrick Lamar at the Chanel show
Margaret Qualley at the Chanel show
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Lindsay Vonn at the Thom Browne show
The most wearable trends for fall BY NATASHA WOLFF
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8 Jacket, $5,900, skirt, $5,400, CHANEL , chanel.com
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10 Dress, price upon request, PROENZA SCHOULER WHITE LABEL , proenzaschouler.com
11 Shirt, $1,950, kilt, $1,890, scarf, $960, BURBERRY, burberry.com
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SHOPPING GUIDE FALL FASHION
Designers had us seeing red this season. Go head-to-toe or add pops of red with bold accessories
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8 Dress, $3,990, PROENZA SCHOULER , proenzaschouler.com
9 Jacket, $2,100, FERRAGAMO, net-a-porter.com
10 Shirt, $1,690, hat, $10,750, BALMAIN, balmain.com
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13 Bag, $2,490, FENDI, fendi.com
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15 Dress, $450, LA LIGNE , net-a-porter.com
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17 Bag, $3,600, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, alexandermcqueen.com
18 Dress, $6,800, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, alexandermcqueen.com
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21 Coat, $7,600, dress, $4,400, shirt, $1,800, VALENTINO, valentino.com
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23 Bag, $1,395, STELLA MCCARTNEY, stellamccartney.com
24 Bag, $1,390, THE ROW, net-a-porter.com
25 Sweater, $2,750, THE ROW, net-a-porter.com
26 Pumps, $925, JIMMY CHOO, jimmychoo.com
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29 Dress, $3,400, LOEWE , loewe.com
30 Dress, $5,200, GUCCI, gucci.com
31 Dress, $2,200, GUCCI, net-a-porter.com
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LIFE TRAVEL CULTURE BEAUTY STYLE Easy Evening Wear This season’s runways offered a pared-back, sleek approach to nighttime dressing SHOPPING GUIDE FALL FASHION 1 Dress, $7,150, CHLOÉ , chloe.com 2 Dress, price upon request, TOD’S, tods.com 3 Dress, $1,990, PROENZA SCHOULER , proenzaschouler.com 4 Dress, $8,200, DIOR , dior.com 5 Dress, $5,290, MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION, michaelkors.com 6 Dress, $6,300, HERMÈS, hermes.com 7 Dress, price upon request, TORY BURCH, toryburch.com 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 DUJOUR.COM FALL 2023 76
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Monochromatic lace pieces and inset panels add a delicate touch to cold-weather dressing
1 Boots, $1,490, DIOR , dior.com
2 Dress, $4,000, STELLA MCCARTNEY, stellamccartney.com
3 Dress, $14,690, ALAÏA , maison-alaia.com
4 Dress, $4,200, CHANEL , chanel.com
5 Dress, $1,850, CHLOÉ , chloe.com
6 Bralette, $595, skirt, $1,795, DOLCE & GABBANA , dolcegabbana.com
7 Pumps, $1,275, MANOLO BLAHNIK , manoloblahnik.com
1 Pants, price upon request, CHANEL , chanel.com
2 Jacket, $80,000, BALMAIN, balmain.com
3 Coat, top and pants, price upon request, BALMAIN, balmain.com
4 Coat, $4,100, CHLOÉ , chloe.com
5 Jacket, $16,700, HERMÈS, hermes.com
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RALPH LAUREN A WAY OF LIVING: HOME, DESIGN, INSPIRATION
The first complete volume devoted to Ralph Lauren’s distinctive American style and his elegant approach to design, Ralph Lauren A Way of Living (Rizzoli) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the home collection. In this book , Lauren opens the door to all the places he is lucky enough to call home: a sprawling ranch in Colorado, a tropical oasis in Jamaica, a Fifth Avenue penthouse with sweeping views of Central Park, a seaside estate in Montauk and a country retreat in Bedford, Connecticut. Intimately expressing his concept of home, Lauren’s residences are highly personal manifestations of his vision and dedication to timeless design. The beautiful imagery is complemented with essays and descriptions written in his own words alongside quotes from Hillary Clinton, Oprah and Paul Goldberger.
CAROLINA HERRERA : COLORMANIA - COLOR AND FASHION
Take a plunge into the colorful world of Carolina Herrera with the house’s creative director Wes Gordon and photographer Elizaveta Porodina in Carolina Herrera: Colormania - Color and Fashion (Rizzoli). Porodina’s experimental, seductive photography melds beautifully with the brand’s evocative, bright, powerful and feminine clothing. Inspired by dance and the art of fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, Porodina’s images seem to dance off the pages thanks to her painterly, blurred style that is realized through complex lighting and techniques all captured on Zoom. The bold printed gowns, ethereal tulle, glittering sequins and voluminous sleeves that run through the DNA of Carolina Herrera are preserved in a distinctive vibrancy that only Porodina could achieve.
Five fashion books run the aesthetic gamut
BY EDWARD ESPITITA
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FROM LEFT: The Hither Hills Studio Collection from spring 2007; Ralph Lauren A Way of Living
LA VIE DE CLARE V.: PARIS CHIC/L.A. COOL
This vibrant, joyful book takes us on Clare Vivier’s journey from the start of her eponymous brand to becoming “Queen of the Clutch.” Vivier started with a collection of handbags and accessories before expanding into clothing and lifestyle products that honor traditional silhouettes paired with graphic, bold modern accents. The Clare V. aesthetic is an unusual, vivid blend of bohemian elegance and American chic, inspired by her time spent between France and California. Each page of La Vie de Clare V. (Rizzoli) is a warm, inviting look behind the scenes of Vivier’s life and inspirations, from her childhood in Minnesota to her years in Paris and the creation of her eponymous label. Beautiful imagery, collages and selfies blend seamlessly with collaborations and anecdotes from Jimmy Kimmel, Melissa McCarthy, Adam Scott and Christy Turlington.
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La Vie de Clare V.
Models and muses carrying the brand’s bags
Photos of Clare Vivier styling her bags
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555: REVISITING THE FASHION ARCHIVE OF FRANCISCO COSTA
Revisit Francisco Costa’s time as the creative director and women’s collections designer for Calvin Klein through the lens of 21 photographers in this innovative new publication. Costa selected pieces from his Calvin Klein women’s collections to inspire or be worn in each of their photographs, and the result, 555: Revisiting the Fashion Archive of Francisco Costa (Rizzoli), is presented as 21 unbound booklets in a limited-edition, sleek clamshell case. The archival pieces are brought back to life in provocative moody portraiture, documentary and fashion photography from Diego Villarreal, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Jamie Hawkesworth, Marcelo Gomes, Nick Waplington, Hugh Lippe, Joel Meyerowitz, Lea Colombo, Collier Schorr and others, along with contributions by English author and curator Charlotte Cotton.
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A Calvin Klein Collection look photographed by Joel Meyerowitz; a dress photographed by Bryan Liston; 555: Revisiting the Fashion Archive of Francisco Costa
MORE RICK OWENS
In this follow-up to 2019’s Rick Owens, Owens takes us back into his world through the exacting lens of Danielle Levitt, his long-time collaborator. More Rick Owens (Rizzoli) captures a transformational moment in Owens’ oeuvre during the pandemic, when he staged audience-less shows at the Lido di Venezia with a small skeleton team—Owens himself was on hair and makeup and trash can lids replaced wind machines. Levitt guides us through the designer’s experimentation with exotic materials and extraordinary use of vibrant colors. This book is a brazen, unapologetic homage to Owens’ “grunge-meets-glamour” approach to creation though unprecedented times.
WOMEN’S LOOK: PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIELLE LEVITT
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A look from the spring/summer 2022 Fogachine men’s collection; a look from the spring/summer 2021 Phlegethon women’s collection; More Rick Owens
JENNA ORTEGA’S Shades of Gray
Wednesday actress stuns as the face of the new Gris Dior fragrance campaign
BY NATASHA WOLFF
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKAEL JANSSON
Wednesday star Jenna Ortega has been acting steadily on television ( Rake, Richie Rich, Stuck in the Middle) for a decade. After her breakout role as young Jane in the CW comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin, she went on to star in the fifth and sixth installments of the Scream slasher film series. In 2022, she starred as Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s mega-hit horror comedy series Wednesday, for which she earned Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Now, at a mere age 20, she’s been named a brand ambassador for the French maison Dior and is the face of its newest fragrance, Gris Dior. DuJour spoke to the American actress about this new chapter in her increasingly busy career.
You were named a brand ambassador for Dior. What is it like to represent a brand like Dior in this capacity?
The house of Dior is a beautiful representation of elegance and empowering women. To join the house is such an incredible honor and role to me; I feel very grateful.
How does the scent of Gris Dior make you feel?
The scent of Gris Dior makes me feel confident. It’s one of my favorite steps while getting ready—as soon as I put it on, I feel the urge to go participate in life and hug people. It’s wonderful. What I love about it is that it’s minimal, it’s clean, it’s fresh, but it’s also androgynous and doesn’t lean too heavily one way or the other. That kind of just feels like me as an individual. You’re really influenced by scent—your mood and demeanor— and, you know, if you’re not comfortable with the way you smell, it’s awful! Trying it for the first time and feeling really confident and comfortable was big for me.
What is your relationship to fragrance?
I’m pretty sensitive to fragrance, so it’s incredibly important for me to have a fragrance that makes me feel comfortable and homey. When I find something I like, I cling to it, since I can be so picky.
Can you share an interesting anecdote about shooting with Dior?
Well, my shooting on this campaign was primarily rolling around in a bed of flower petals while more fell from the sky. That is the craziest job I have ever heard of in my life. I never wanted it to end. It’s also a bit more nerve-wracking to be yourself and not someone else in front of the camera. You rarely have to worry about lines, and the concepts are always enigmatic and creative. It’s almost strictly play, so it’s a lot of fun.
What are your go-tos for self-care?
I feel like that’s something that I’m still
learning, but it’s usually at the end of the day, because I like to wake up at the last possible minute. When I work, I get really distracted, so I’m bad at taking care of myself until then. When I go to bed or get home at night, I drink however many liters of water I need to drink, go for a run or walk and I make sure that I eat a nice meal. Music is a really big thing for me, and something that helps me destress. Whether it’s background music or I’m singing and dancing along, it’s so fun and good for my well-being. Sometimes I watch a movie, because it’s distracting and I still feel like I’m being fed creatively.
Do you enjoy dressing up and having fun with fashion?
I love to take risks. I think with every challenge you come to learn more about yourself, and I’m so curious to know who I’m becoming. A lot of my most cherished experiences are from spur-of-the-moment decisions where I dared myself, and I’m always so grateful I followed through.
You are so young and already recognized as an actress. What do you want to achieve next?
I would love to study musical composition and become a composer. I have a deep admiration and respect for that sort of thing.
You are involved in several charities. Can you tell us what causes are close to your heart and why?
More recently, with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, I feel my priority is the protection of women’s health care and reproductive rights in the United States. I’m also doing my best to educate myself and help amplify the voices of Iranian women and protestors who are in the midst of a revolution, fighting for their freedom in their country after the indefensible murder of Mahsa Amini.
Can you tell us a little bit about your upcoming projects?
The next project I have coming out this year is called Finestkind . I play a young woman named Mabel who is learning what it’s like to trust somebody. It’s a drama with an incredible team and cast behind it, and I felt really grateful to be there. ■
Gris Dior fragrance, from $150, DIOR , dior.com
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Ortega behind the scenes at the shoot for the Gris Dior fragrance campaign
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I love to take risks. I think with every challenge you come to learn more about yourself, and I’m so curious to know who I’m becoming .
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A WEST SIDE STORY
A classic six in a 1920s co-op on Central Park West is given new life
by Maggie Burns of Maggie Richmond Design
BY NATASHA WOLFF
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GENEVIEVE GARRUPPO
Maggie Burns of Maggie Richmond Design has known the owner of this classic six in a 1920s co-op on Central Park West since they were 3 years old. “I don’t usually get the privilege to work with clients that I know on a personal level, so I was a bit apprehensive before diving into the project,” says Burns. “What if our styles didn’t mesh well together or she wasn’t happy with my designs or services? As we started working together, my apprehension quickly fell to the wayside as it became clear we had a great working relationship and this was going to be a very special project. We shared the same overall vision for the space and she was incredibly trusting and willing to take risks.” Those risks paid off for the client, her husband and their young son. The couple both grew up on the Upper West Side within blocks of the building, and after living in Chelsea for a few years, they knew they wanted to move back to the neighborhood to start their family.
A pair of mid-century oak dining chairs and a banquette surround a wood dining table, which provides a hub for the family to gather
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In the living room, Burns kept the palette muted. A Sylvain sofa from RH sits with a pair of vintage chairs from 1stDibs on a custom rug by Art & Loom.
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In the primary bedroom, a bed frame by RH is flanked by custom nightstands from Faithful Roots and a pair of bridge sconces by Allied Maker
More kitchen storage and a wine fridge
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A coffee bar and brass bistro shelving with a skirted bottom provide two unique storage solutions in the kitchen
With stunning views of the Museum of Natural History and Central Park from every major room, the designer didn’t need to do much structural work. She renovated bathrooms and the kitchen and added new millwork, a hidden built-in bar and a few other design elements throughout. “Even though we were doing quite a substantial renovation, it was important to keep some of the original design elements of the apartment,” says Burns. “Wherever we were forced to remove existing design elements like moldings or wall paneling, our contractor partners at Cooper Development did an amazing job of replicating and restoring to keep the character of the space.” New custom millwork is a feature of almost every room of the home, adding interest and dimension to each space. In the kitchen, Burns added a skirted base for the brass bistro shelving (which hides the family cat’s litter box!) done in a fabric by Ottoline. The white-and-gray cabinets with brass hardware pair well with gray herringbone floors, and the space is flooded with natural light. The dining nook boasts an upholstered banquette—the client wanted somewhere casual where the family could congregate to start and end their days—as well as brutalist oak dining chairs sourced from 1stDibs and a large framed menu from their wedding. Burns has designed a home that’s warm, comfortable and elegant, but also liveable and not too precious for a young family to settle into for years to come. ■
In the nursery, playful custom millwork is painted in Leger Cumulus by Ressource
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wanted the den room to feel dramatic and cozy and achieved this with a monochromatic palette in Benjamin Moore’s Old Navy. A pair of paintings by Jorma Puranen sit above a cloud sofa by RH.
TECHNOLOGY & CARS
2023 LINCOLN CORSAIR
Lincoln elevates its best-selling vehicle—the Corsair—with Lincoln BlueCruise, hands-free advanced driver assistance for highway driving including lane changing, in-lane positioning and predictive speed assist. This segment-first feature delivers an unparalleled intuitive and effortless experience by allowing drivers to take their hands off the wheel while keeping their eyes on the road. Reserve upgrades allow clients to customize their vehicle with leather-trimmed seating, available Auto Air Refresh, premium ambient lighting, jeweled LED headlamps and more, while the optional Jet Appearance Package adds unique exterior accents that reflect Lincoln’s thoughtful design and exquisite craftsmanship. 2023 Corsair, from $38,690, LINCOLN, lincoln.com
GOOGLE PIXEL TABLET
The first of its kind, the Google Pixel Tablet is designed to be helpful in your hand and in your home. When paired with the Charging Speaker Dock, the 11-inch tablet stays charged and enters Hub Mode, where you can tap the Google Home icon to access all of your compatible smart home devices.
Pixel Tablet, $499, GOOGLE , google.com
Volvo’s new fully electric small Volvo EX30 SUV is designed to have the smallest CO2 footprint of any Volvo car to date and make people’s lives safer, more convenient and more enjoyable through cutting-edge technology and Scandinavian design. “We like to say the EX30 is small yet mighty, because it delivers on everything you’d want from a Volvo but in a smaller package,” says Volvo Cars CEO Jim Rowan. The EX30 represents an important step forward for the brand’s sustainability goals.
EX30 SUV, from $34,950, VOLVO, volvocars.com
The most powerful robot vacuum, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav Robotic Vacuum marks the brand’s next generation of intelligent robotic vacuum cleaners—the most powerful robot with twice the suction of any other robot vacuum. The device intelligently monitors battery level and returns to the dock to recharge when needed before going back to finish the job.
360 Vis Nav Robotic vacuum, $2,399, DYSON, dyson.com
Miele’s new cordless Triflex HX2 Vacuum offers a 3-in-1 design thanks to its flexible configurations, but it is also the brand’s most powerful vacuum to date. Users will experience dynamic cleaning with the new Digital Efficiency Motor that produces 60 percent more suction power. Paired with its electrobrush and high-performance Vortex technology, the Triflex HX2 outperforms even Miele’s most powerful corded vacuum cleaner.
Triflex HX2 vacuum, $749, MIELE , mieleusa.com
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It’s hard to stay up-to-date in the forever-changing tech space. From projectors to electric cars, we tested the latest inventions so you don’t have to.
BY THE EDITORS OF DUJOUR
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The Brava Smart Oven is a countertop-sized, small-spacefriendly device that cooks with light technology. Using trademark PureLight Technology with six halogen lamps that heat to over 400°F in a second, Brava has eight different functions: sear, bake, reheat, air fry, dehydrate, toast, slow cook and rice, with multizone cooking capabilities. This all-in-one device also boasts a touchscreen with a frequently updated library of recipes to try out.
Smart Oven, from $1,295, BRAVA , shop.brava.com
Jaguar’s new F-Type comes in a coupe or convertible form and offers muscular, assertive design and a cabin defined by luxurious materials, exacting craftsmanship and exquisite details. The vehicle is powered by Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, making it the benchmark for driver-focused sports cars.
Convertible, from $113,000, JAGUAR , jaguarusa.com
Apple recently unveiled its 15-inch MacBook Air laptop, the world’s thinnest 15-inch laptop clocking in at 11.5mm. With an expansive 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, the incredible performance of M2, up to 18 hours of battery life, and a silent, fanless design, the new MacBook Air brings power and portability at only 3.3 pounds. With an all-new six-speaker sound system, the 15-inch MacBook Air delivers immersive Spatial Audio along with a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, MagSafe charging, and the power and ease of macOS Ventura for an unparalleled experience.
MacBook Air 15-Inch Laptop, from $1,299, APPLE , apple.com
The Samsung Freestyle with Gaming Hub is the world’s first portable projector with game streaming built in. The Freestyle is designed so you can take all of your favorite content, shows, movies and games with you on the go and project them onto a screen that can range in size from 30 to 100 inches. Its flexible stand allows you to adjust the angle by up to 180 degrees in a few easy clicks, making for the perfect viewing angle from wall to ceiling. The new Freestyle expands on the original model with the integration of Samsung Gaming Hub so you can stream thousands of games—no console required. The Freestyle now comes with the Samsung SolarCell Remote, which uses a solar panel for convenient charging whether you’re indoors or outdoors. Freestyle projector, from $800, SAMSUNG, samsung.com
More than 20 years ago, Lexus defined the luxury crossover segment with the launch of its first RX. Now, the hybrid 2023 Lexus RX has been completely redesigned to offer an uncompromising vision of luxury. The first-ever RX 500h F Sport Performance is engineered to take exhilaration to even greater heights, with 366 total system horsepower and an impressive 0-to-60 time of 5.9 seconds. Its features include Lexus Interface Multimedia System with an available 14-inch HD touchscreen, Intelligent Assistant, Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 and Traffic Jam Assist. 2023 RX 500h F Sport Performance, from $63,350, LEXUS, lexus.com
APPLE MACBOOK AIR 15-INCH LAPTOP
BRAVA SMART OVEN
SAMSUNG FREESTYLE WITH GAMING HUB
2024 JAGUAR R 75 F-TYPE CONVERTIBLE
R 75 F-TYPE
2023 LEXUS RX 500H F SPORT PERFORMANCE
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Under the direction of Pamela Shamshiri, Studio Shamshiri has garnered a loyal following among design-savvy celebrities, creative entrepreneurs and aficionados of high design across the globe. Shamshiri: Interiors (Rizzoli) offers a master class in design through the firm’s signature sensibility for creating extraordinary spaces alive with color, texture and beauty. From restrained modern interiors to sumptuous fantasies, each project in this lavishly illustrated volume represents a unique, self-contained world of imagination and inspiration.
Three designers with distinctive aesthetics release their first coffee table books
BY NATASHA WOLFF
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a Shamshiridesigned home on the Amalfi Coast
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SAWYER | BERSON
Since 1999, Sawyer | Berson, founded by Brian Sawyer and John Berson, has been a leading force in architecture, landscape and interior design (famous clients include Julianne Moore and Bette Midler). As revealed in Sawyer | Berson: Houses and Landscapes (Rizzoli), the design duo achieves a careful balancing act between classical and contemporary styles to create inspired and informed interior, exterior and garden spaces that are reflective of the client and how they live, from a colonial revival to a modernist abode. “What John, myself and our team love about our work is that all our projects are as fascinating and different as each of our clients,” says Sawyer. “For nearly 25 years, we have been toggling back and forth between modern and traditional styles and everything in between for our houses, gardens and interiors. It has been a fantastic journey and continues to be so every day.”
Jake Arnold didn’t let a lack of formal design training stop him from starting his own design studio in 2020. After designing homes for stars like Aaron Paul, Rashida Jones, Katy Perry and John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, the English-born designer is publishing his first book, Jake Arnold: Redefining Comfort (Rizzoli), out this September. “In terms of clients, my dream scenario is always a high level of collaboration,” explains the designer. “I love when clients come with ideas but are also interested in exploring and expanding on those ideas together. I’m really drawn to mixing vintage and traditional with contemporary and modern elements to create an environment that feels lived-in and timeless.”
FROM LEFT: Sawyer | Berson: Houses and Landscapes ; indoor/outdoor living in a home designed by Sawyer | Berson in Southampton
A kitchen in a Jake Arnold–designed home in Brentwood Park; Jake Arnold: Redefining Comfort
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Shall We DANCE
The first biography of Ukrainian-Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky
The Boy from Kyiv: Alexei Ratmansky’s Life in Dance is the first full biography of Alexei Ratmansky, the most celebrated ballet choreographer of our time. Dance critic Marina Harss has spent more than a decade interviewing Ratmansky and following his career. Now, she takes readers from the choreographer’s formative years in Kyiv and Moscow to his tenure as director of the legendary Bolshoi Ballet and his work with American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet and the role that Russia’s invasion of his native Ukraine may come to play in reshaping his approach to dance. The book is a riveting portrait of the kaleidoscope of experiences, cultures and traditions that have powered Ratmansky’s astonishing rise, and that fuel his intensely imaginative and endlessly surprising choreography. Here, Harss chronicles the creation of Russian Seasons, Ratmansky’s first work for New York City Ballet. A chance to make an impression on an American audience that still saw him as an unknown quantity, the ballet also enabled Ratmansky to explore his own continuously evolving identity.
Not long after his arrival, he sat for a public interview with Anna Kisselgoff of The New York Times. He was surprisingly forthright about the difficulties he faced as artistic director at the Bolshoi, particularly the resistance to new work among the dancers and artistic staff. Kisselgoff asked him about the new ballet he was making for New York City Ballet. It would be called Russian Seasons, he said. “The theme of the ballet is a question of whether I’m Russian at all,” he told Kisselgoff. “It’s about trying to find an identity.”
The question of what defined Russianness was on his mind. As he told Kisselgoff, most of his dancing career had taken place abroad, in Ukraine, Canada, and Denmark. He no longer felt completely at home in Russia. “I’m used to the West,” he said. His experience at the helm of the Bolshoi had only intensified this feeling of being an outsider, particularly in the way he approached his work.
In 2006, three years into his tenure as director of the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, and the year after the Bolshoi had undertaken a highly successful tour to the U.S., Alexei Ratmansky flew to New York to create his first work for New York City Ballet. In America, ballet was in a funk. Balanchine and Robbins were long dead, William Forsythe was in Germany making experimental works that had very little to do with ballet. Besides Christopher Wheeldon, there didn’t seem to be many choreographers interested in making works that used the classical repertory of steps, much less full-evening story ballets. Just four years later, the ballet historian Jennifer Homans would publish a history of ballet that declared, in its conclusion, “I feel sure that ballet is dying.” Into this breach stepped Ratmansky, too busy to notice how depressed everyone was.
Ratmansky’s sense of national identity is complex and everevolving. His mother is Russian, his father Ukrainian. And though his first years were spent in Kyiv, he left for ballet school in Moscow at the age of 10. His artistic education is undoubtedly Russian and, more specifically, Soviet. Any Ukrainian identity he might have formed as a child was suppressed by the promulgation, by official institutions, of an idealized, supposedly universal Soviet culture. As he grew up, his interests and tastes were deeply linked to Russian culture, passed down to him by his Soviet teachers and through the cultural milieu in which he lived. The ballet technique he learned was a Soviet version of Russian classicism. “I am a Soviet man,” he has often said. When saying this, he makes a distinction between Russianness and Sovietness—for him, the latter is a distortion of the former. But an important part of being brought up in the Soviet system, he says, “was being immersed in Russian literature and culture and music and ballet.” He knew little of the country in which he grew up or of his father’s Jewish and Ukrainian background. Instead, through his Soviet education, he absorbed a romanticized, propagandistic version of Russian culture, which he has both identified with and held at arm’s length.
But there is another layer to his identity as well, developed during those years spent absorbing a new ballet culture after the fall of the Soviet Union. He is a post-Soviet man in that the cultural knowledge he grew up with has been challenged and supplemented by what he learned as a professional dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet and as a freelancer, fed by his curiosity. Each encounter has left its mark. As he says of his early career, “I learned classical dance one way in Russia. Then I discovered another way in Canada, and I resisted. Then when I came back I started to resist my own school.” He doesn’t fit neatly into any mold.
Still, a majority of his ballets have been set to Russian music. And because Ratmansky is sensitive to the colors and stories he hears in that music—because, as he says, music for him contains dramaturgy—his choreography has inevitably evoked Russian themes. As he puts it, “I respond to the way Russian themes are treated by great Russian artists.” It is Russianness once removed, through the lens of art. (How this will evolve, in light of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in 2022, is still to be seen.)
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Ratmansky after his first year at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Alexei, Vasily and Tatiana Ratmansky with Lia Fisenko, a family friend, in 2002
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Dancing the pas de deux from Pyotr Gusev’s Harlequinade with classmate Irina Grishina in his last year at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, circa 1985–86
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FROM TOP: Ratmansky in Kyiv, circa 1972; on his father’s shoulders at age 7 or 8; dancing in 1986 in his last year at the Bolshoi Academy; in front of the Kremlin in 1978 at the age of 10
To an American audience, however, Russian Seasons could not have felt more Russian. The score, a song cycle by the Kharkiv-born composer Leonid Desyatnikov, was structured according to the Orthodox calendar and drew heavily from a selection of Russian folk songs, Traditional Music from the Russian Lake District, collected by the folklorist Elena Razumovskaya. The lyrics speak of forced marriage, of young men lost in war, of death and resurrection. Ratmansky’s choreography alludes to these stories in a fragmented way, as if revealing them through a broken lens. A woman in red explodes with rage to a song about being married off to an old man; another, dressed in green, walks through the air to a song about the soul trying to reach Eden. At the end of the ballet, as a woman sings, “We need nothing, only six feet of earth and four boards,” the dancers lie down on the ground like a row of corpses. Later, when the Bolshoi performed the ballet in 2008, the prominent Moscow critic Tatiana Kuznetsova wrote that “Ratmansky was able to take the universal, classical language common to the entire ballet world and use it to convey the contrasts of the Russian character: its zeal and its humility, its toughness and sympathy, and its equal attraction to death and to wild fun.” Through his ballet he managed to express what it felt like to be Russian, live the nation’s turmoils, consume its stories, breathe its air.
In Desyatnikov, Ratmansky found his musical match. The two men have much in common. A certain formality and irony in their dealings with others. A connection to Ukraine—both grew up there before moving to Russia for their education, Desyatnikov, who is from Kharkiv, to St. Petersburg, and Ratmansky to Moscow. A suppressed Jewish heritage. Both came of age in the Soviet Union, a legacy that Desyatnikov, about ten years older, feels all the more keenly.
The two met in the cafeteria of the Bolshoi in 2005. Ratmansky was already a fan. There was an immediate affinity. “I felt that if I had been a composer, that this would be the music I would write,” says Ratmansky. That day in the cafeteria, he introduced himself to Desyatnikov, who, in turn, expressed his admiration for Ratmansky’s 2003 ballet set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich, The Bright Stream . “I fell in love with the ballet on first sight,” Desyatnikov told me years later. “The aesthetics are very Soviet, and that’s important. Obviously, I detest Soviet culture, but for a long time I have been almost masochistically working in that aesthetic, with an archaeological eye.” Both men are stylistic archaeologists, collectors, time travelers.
Russian Seasons was Ratmansky’s first encounter with New York City Ballet and with dancers fully formed in the Balanchine style. He chose twelve dancers. Among them were three of the company’s most striking (and contrasting) women: Wendy Whelan, Jenifer Ringer, and Sofiane Sylve. Whelan, in particular, was an exemplar of the company’s style—cool, sophisticated, all lines and angles—and closely associated with the abstract ballets of Balanchine, like Agon and Symphony in Three Movements Ratmansky sensed a huge, untapped imagination.
She was skeptical at first. “I didn’t know who he was, I didn’t trust who he was,” she told me. “He was a Russian choreographer and I thought, They’re all really tacky and none of them are famous.” He cast her as a lost soul in a section of the ballet set to “Song for Whitsuntide,” in which she appeared utterly alone, separated from the others by her loneliness and loss. At one point the men lay down on the stage and she picked flowers around their bodies as if tending to their graves. The mood was tragic, with
emotion expressed through every limb and in every step. Whelan found this emotionality hard to muster at first. “He wanted me to do things I wasn’t comfortable doing, to be melodramatic,” she says. He was also asking her to imagine herself as a character whose experience could not have been further from her own, a Russian peasant woman mourning a lost lover in a violent and faroff landscape.
Still, she was intrigued by the way he moved, the depth of his plié, his connection to the floor: “This big catlike, bear-pawed man of a dancer, with these powerful legs and a really liquid upper body.” And she was struck by the clarity of the images he saw in his mind, how he described them, and the fact that he intuited something in her that she didn’t know about herself. “He was chipping something new in me,” she told me. “It almost hurt, artistically.” She also observed how he worked with the other dancers. The entire cast looked energized, illuminated from within.
Ratmansky was equally moved by the City Ballet dancers. He sensed a hunger for new choreography that challenged them in a different way from the repertory they were used to. Their attitude was in sharp contrast with the skepticism he had been faced with at the Bolshoi. And they were faster than any other dancers he had encountered. “It was like they had fire under their feet,” he told me. No matter what steps he threw at them, they picked them up right away, which allowed him to push his ideas further than ever before. They thrived at the challenge. “I felt inspired to give them material that would be interesting for them, because they could do anything,” he said. He loved the fact that they came from a specific tradition (the ballets of George Balanchine), and that they imbued the movement with their own style. He incorporated the fleetness of their footwork and their ease with off-balance positions, for example, while encouraging them to use their upper bodies more expressively, to bend and twist their spines, incorporating lessons from his Russian training.
The piece was a huge success, and confirmed the impression left by the Bolshoi’s performances of The Bright Stream in New York the year before. It also revealed, comfortingly to the New York critics who preferred abstraction to narrative, that Ratmansky’s choreography could stand on its own, without falling back on storytelling. And also that he could work with American dancers; in fact, he seemed to offer American dancers something they sorely needed. “It’s easy to see that as a choreographer, Mr. Ratmansky is a wonder, even though only two of his ballets . . . have been seen in New York,” wrote Gia Kourlas in The New York Times. “The choreographer makes ballet’s lexicon of spins and bounding steps look newly free and expressive, creating the image of a community in whose dances we see the seasons change—both in an illusory landscape and in the hearts of individuals,” echoed Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice.
It was clear that, even more than Russian dancers, American dancers and audiences instinctually understood his approach and responded to it. Russian Seasons became Ratmansky’s passport to New York, and the foundation of a long, fruitful relationship with City Ballet. It continues to be performed, there and elsewhere. ■
EXCERPTED FROM THE BOY FROM KYIV: ALEXEI RATMANSKY’S LIFE IN BALLET BY MARINA HARSS. PUBLISHED BY FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX. COPYRIGHT © 2023 BY MARINA HARSS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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Fall Into Europe
Record crowds—not to mention temperatures—made for a busy summer abroad, but the time to really enjoy cultural sights and new hotels is now. With many properties extending their seasons to attract off-peak visitors, fall is the ideal time to wander city streets and even hit the beach when the days are still sunny but cool
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GUTTER CREDIT HERE TK BORGO SANTANDREA: ADRIAN GAUT
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Architectural elements that reflect early Arab influences at Borgo Santandrea
view from a room at Borgo Santandrea
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A 1960s design aesthetic meets pure Mediterranean chic at Borgo Santandrea , a cliffside perch overlooking the centuries-old fishing village of Conca dei Marini in the heart of the Amalfi Coast. From its breathtaking 30 rooms and 16 suites—each with an expansive sea view—guests are immersed in la dolce vita with scents of rosemary and jasmine wafting through the air. Furnishings are a mix of traditional and modern, with noted Italian makers such as Molteni&C in the mix. The just-opened Marinella Beach Club, with its own pebble beach and jetty, is the place to be by day or evening for an aperitivo before popping next door for coastal-inspired cuisine at the ever-stylish restaurant. borgosantandrea .it
ABOVE: Serene sea-view terraces at Borgo Santandrea
RIGHT: The beach at the property
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Anantara Convento di Amalfi , a 13th-century Capuchin convent that’s built into the cliffside, is the latest jaw-dropping property from Anantara Hotels. Travel vertically from the outskirts of Amalfi to this truly unique perch—one with the coast’s most spectacular views—and check into one of the 52 minimalist rooms and suites where monks once slept. With its original cloister and chapel beautifully preserved and a passeggiata dei monaci—monk’s walk—bursting with bougainvillea, a stay here offers equal parts history lesson and pure pampering by way of service, an indoor-outdoor spa and attentive staff. The infinity pool with the sea below is a stunner, as are the pizzas made in an oven that was dropped in by helicopter to this mountainous idyll. anantara.com
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The view from a room at Anantara Convento di Amalfi; a junior suite; an aerial view of the property
Great in Greece
Founded in 1996, the Belvedere is a family-owned luxury boutique hotel in Mykonos offering sweeping views of Chora and the Aegean Sea. This elegant Mediterranean property offers a wide array of rooms, suites and private villas enriched with hilltop and waterfront views. The relaxing Pool Club, peaceful Six Senses Spa and bustling Belvedere Bar are just a few of the onsite offerings.
Recently, the Belvedere debuted 26 residential-style hilltop rooms and suites up the hill from the main complex that are easily accessible via shuttle service. These rooms blend an elegant Greek aesthetic with modern amenities, employing raw materials such as plaster, marble and wood.
The hotel’s Matsuhisa restaurant just celebrated its 20th anniversary with the opening of an alfresco omakase bar. “Not only was it the first Matsuhisa in Europe, but also the first open-air Nobu Matsuhisa in the world,” says chef Nobu Matsuhisa. “I arrived in 2003 and quickly fell in love with the energetic atmosphere of the island. I love going to the beach, swimming daily, exploring the small villages and indulging in Greek food and culture.” belvederehotel.com
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RIGHT: A villa pool at the Belvedere hotel
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BELOW: Matsuhisa restaurant at the Belvedere hotel
Oslo is having a cultural moment, and Sommerro is the place to stay—or try its newly opened sister property, Villa Inkognito, just next door. In the heart of the city’s West End, Sommerro has quickly become a hub with its seven bars and restaurants—including the rooftop Nordic-Japanese favorite TAK Oslo—drawing visitors and locals alike. Set in a historic building from the 1930s, each of the 231 rooms and luxury suites features sleek Norse accents, and the entire property is fueled by renewable energy and uses electric transport. Villa Inkognito is equally magical, but much more intimate in scale and approach. Housed in a former residence that was built in the 1870s, the reimagined villa boasts 11 suites, a private gym and dining spaces, as well as an intimate bar for use by house guests. Rooms feature an eclectic mix of antiques, original artwork and classic Scandinavian furnishings—all with art nouveau and Japonisme touches. In addition to the feel of staying in a royal residence, Villa Inkognito guests also have full use of Sommerro’s endless amenities, including Vestkantbadet—the hotel’s 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art wellness center. sommerrohouse.com
RIGHT: A Heritage Suite at Sommerro
BELOW: To Søstre restaurant
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Villa Inkognito at Sommerro
Until recently, in order to play at the Les Bordes Golf Club in the Loire Valley, France, a 1,400-acre estate amid a UNESCO World Heritage site, Golf Club members and guests could only stay in one of 36 lakeside member cabins. Much of the appeal of this legendary location is its two world-renowned golf courses designed by Robert Von Hagge and Gil Hanse—and its proximity to Paris (about a 90-minute drive) and bucolic French villages like Tours, Blois and Orléans, not to mention the stunning Chateau de Chambord. Now, you can live there, too. The first and second phases of the Cour du Baron residences have launched, encompassing a total of 42 private homes ranging in size from 1,800-6,000 square feet. All but a few are already spoken for, and all should be ready for residents to move in early next year. It’s a European adventure to be sure, a bit like a Loire Valley version of Silo Ridge, the private gated community in Amenia, New York, but here, you can also practice your parlez-vous français. For guests not quite ready to make a commitment who want to dip their putters into Loire Valley life first, Les Bordes Estate also has a Six Senses Hotel and Residences opening in 2026. lesbordesestate.com
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FROM TOP: A living room of a Cour du Baron residence at Les Bordes Estate; the golf course; the clubhouse
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A living room at Villa Inkognito; terrace on the property
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One of London’s most impressive openings is in the Old War Office, a landmark Grade II–listed building on historic Whitehall where Winston Churchill was headquartered during World War II. After a six-year-renovation with interior designs overseen by Thierry Despont, The Raffles London at The OWO now boasts 120 rooms and suites as well as 85 private residences. Nine restaurants, three bars, a 27,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Guerlain Spa, a cinema and fitness facilities are just a few of the five-star offerings— not to mention views of the Royal Horse Guards—that make this a true Edwardian treasure. theowo.london
Set on Berkeley Street overlooking Green Park, lower-impact hotel living has arrived in London. With 181 rooms spread across eight floors, a complete renovation using biophilic design and sustainable construction means that nature is infused in all elements of the 1 Hotel Mayfair. From the ground-floor Dovetale restaurant by two-Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers to the Dover Yard cocktail bar to the inhouse Bamford Wellness Spa, the spaces are light-filled and eco-friendly. Thoughtful touches abound, including an Audi e-tron, the official electronic vehicle of 1 Hotels, to explore the city in clean style. 1hotels.com
The exterior of Raffles London at The OWO on Whitewall
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A suite living room at 1 Hotel Mayfair
When in Rome
The Eternal City has seen a flurry of new hotel openings, with one set in Renaissance palazzo and another in a 1940s rationalist-style bank building by famed architects. These openings couldn’t have come at a better time, as the city is attracting more and more visitors who seek not only the city’s exquisite cultural offerings but also serene escapes at the end of the day.
Set within a wing of the historic Palazzo Borghese is Palazzo Vilòn , a sumptuous four-suite residence that features beautiful staircases dating from 1600-1800 as well as the original Galleria degli Specchi, or mirror gallery. Two entrances—one quite hidden—make this secluded yet central spot feel like a hidden gem with inlaid Carrara marble mosaic and decorative statues made of bardiglio, Siena yellow and Medicean breccia marble varieties that can be seen in the Vatican. Adding to the special feel is a private spa with Turkish bath, a state-of-the art gym, a pool and a sprawling, fully stocked kitchen with a personal chef. For a romantic stay, gather a small group and indulge—this one is best for total buyouts and milestone celebrations. hotelvilon.com
The first urban property for the hotel group known for its sustainability initiatives, Six Senses Rome is set in the exquisitely refurbished 15th-century Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini. Architectural details—the dramatic original staircase, marble pillars and soaring archways, an ancient baptismal bath—are all part of the mix at this unique hotel that mixes rich history with modern touches. Indoor-outdoor dining and bar spaces feature enormous steel structures above, allowing light and fresh air in while adding a cinematic touch to the experience. The 96 rooms and suites have been thoughtfully designed by Patricia Urquiola in muted hues of moss green and leather, while the bustling Bivium restaurant, café and bar on the ground floor is already a magnet for tourists and locals alike who come for inventive pizzas and grilled seafood. sixsenses.com
At long last, the Rome Edition has made its debut with 91 rooms— including 17 suites—just steps from the storied Via Veneto. Architecture buffs will appreciate the building’s history, a collaboration between Cesare Piacentini, and noted Italian architect Marcello Piacentini whose original cipollino marble staircase is still a stunner. The stunning building also features three bars, a rooftop lounge and a travertine plunge pool—a rarity in this crowded city. Of course, food plays a starring role, particularly at Anima, the signature restaurant by Roman chef Paola Colucci that features traditional Italian dishes infused with international flair. An expansive garden provides not only the sweet scent of jasmine, but also outdoor dining—as does The Roof, a seventh-floor bar with expansive skyline views of the Pantheon and the Acqua Paola fountain beyond. editionhotels.com
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ABOVE: The Salone delle Ringhiera at Palazzo Vilòn
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The breakout stars from the Cannes Film Festival; naturally Nina Dobrev; a new home in Highland Park; and Helen Mirren gets the head-of-state treatment
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FROM PRIME SUSPECT TO PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL, HELEN MIRREN PROVES SHE’S ON TOP OF HER GAME
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When Dame Helen Mirren was 12, her family took her to see an amateur production of Hamlet by the Southend Shakespeare Company in Essex.
“It must have been terrible and I didn’t really understand it, but the whole experience was a revelation,” says Mirren. It was her first real exposure to the theater, and it made her realize she needed to be an actor.
“The play, the lights going down, the amazing story being told, the complexity of the dialogue—it all just exploded in my mind, the way things can do when you’re a prepubescent teenager,” she recalls.
When Mirren got home, she started reading a set of the complete works of Shakespeare that her parents had in the house. “You know those books where there are thousands of pages and the print is really tiny?” she says. “I found that and started reading about these incredible characters, from Caliban to Queen Margaret.”
Shakespeare, she adds, is a “lifetime of work” and has perhaps become her own lifetime of work. “Even then, it’s the great wonder of Shakespeare that you never quite get to the end of it. I’m a great believer that Shakespeare shouldn’t be read until you’ve seen it. I still love to go.” She estimates that she’s seen A Midsummer Night’s Dream at least 10 times and has played nearly every role, from Titania, the queen of the fairies, to both young lovers Helena and Hermia.
That Mirren can slip into nearly any role is a testament to her incredible flexibility as an actor. In her decades of work, Mirren has won a Tony, an Oscar and five Emmys. Now 78, she has been a Calendar Girl, a detective (on television’s Prime Suspect , before doing television was cool), a faithful servant (2001’s Gosford Park), and the Irish wife of a ranch hand (on Paramount Plus’ Yellowstone spin-off 1923, opposite Harrison Ford). She’s been an action star (2010’s Red ) and a cockeyed narrator for a famous doll (this summer’s Barbie), as well as a vast number of real-life individuals, including Alma Reville, aka Lady Hitchcock; Catherine the Great; Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper; Queen Elizabeth I; and Queen Elizabeth II. It was the latter of these that won her the Oscar, for 2006’s The Queen , and the Tony, for 2015’s The Audience
This fall, Mirren takes on yet another world leader: Golda Meir, the first and only female head of the Israeli government. The film, Golda , directed by Oscar winner Guy Nattiv, follows Meir during the 19 days of the Yom Kippur War in October 1973.
Mirren, who is not Jewish, has been criticized for taking on the role. She has called the controversy “utterly legitimate.”
“It was certainly a question that I had, before I accepted the role,” Mirren told the Daily Mail last year. “I said, ‘Look Guy, I’m not Jewish, and if you want to think about that, and decide to go in a different direction…I will absolutely understand.’”
Nattiv says the idea to cast Mirren as Meir originated with the late politician’s grandson Gideon. “And it’s a brilliant idea,” Nattiv says. “Helen has the perfect combination of an authoritative, commanding figure but also this huge well of emotion and humanness. I’d live in any country that chose Helen as their prime minister.”
As for Mirren’s own interest in the role, “It’s an incredible challenge to play someone who was alive and well known,” she says. “Women in positions of great power are rare in history. There’s not many of them. I think they have to be twice as good as any man—or even 10 times. It’s absolute, total commitment. Golda had it. Catherine the Great had it. Elizabeth I had it. Elizabeth II did, too. There’s no casualness about their approach.”
Besides, Mirren continues, life is always more interesting than fiction. “You find extraordinary eccentricities and complexities,” she says. “Real characters are much denser than any sort your imagination can produce. Any person you meet at a bus stop has more in their life story.”
In preparing to take on a role, Mirren says she does a certain amount of research—but not too much. For her role as Clara Dutton in 1923, she read autobiographies of pioneer women in the American West. “But I’m terribly lazy about preparation,” she explains.
What to Mirren is laziness is complete submersion to her fellow actors. “Her concentration is absolute,” says French actress Camille Cottin, who plays Meir’s longtime assistant Lou Kaddar. “Every inch of her body turns into the character. She tells so much with her eyes. I loved her patience, her calm energy, and I greatly admired how easily she could switch from her character to herself again.”
Mirren’s physical transformation into Meir was equally remarkable. The politician—who smoked more than 80 cigarettes a day, including in her hospital bed, and died of cancer in 1978—had a very specific look. Thanks to the use of prosthetics, Mirren, who plays Meir around age 75, a few years before her death, looks older and wearier in the film than her own offscreen years.
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“We went through various manifestations; going further, taking pieces away,” recalls Mirren. “Eventually we got to a point where we felt it was sufficient but hopefully not too much. With that sort of makeup, you’re wandering into dangerous territory. Obviously, it’s there and you can’t say it’s not there. But on the other hand, the audience knows I’m not an Irish woman living in Montana.”
During the two to three hours she spent daily in the makeup chair, Mirren would meditate on the character and listen to Meir’s many speeches. Mirren loved becoming this woman, she says, wrinkles and all: “I’ve never done anything like that before. It was an adventure. I got so used to being that person in the daytime that when the makeup all came off and I saw myself as I am, I’d forgotten that was what I looked like. It’s that acting thing—am I becoming her or is she becoming me? There’s a picture the crew made of me and Golda, and we’re in identical outfits. She’s turning to me and saying something, and I’m looking forward with a cigarette. It’s really powerful.”
Nattiv says that he never saw Mirren out of costume during the whole shoot. “She was Golda. Working with her was a dream come true.”
Mirren says her desire to act has ebbed and flowed over the years. “You’re so driven when you’re young, and as time goes on, you don’t have the same mad drive and desire.” The anticipatory anxiety before playing a character doesn’t get worse, she adds, but “it certainly doesn’t go away.”
“It’s a leap into the unknown each time,” she says. “You’re having to create a new family, a new set of relationships. You don’t know if the elements are going to come together. You’re cooking a meal, but without a recipe.”
Still, Mirren adds, “I’m always very excited if I’m being asked to do something I’ve never done before. It’s a fear and a thrill at the same time, like going on a bungee jump.”
When she was offered her role in 1923, there was no script, but the prospect of working with Ford and series creator Taylor Sheridan was exciting, as was being part of the Yellowstone universe.
“It’s soap opera in the best possible sense, like War and Peace It’s this huge trajectory of American history through the eyes of a family,” she says. “The best literature is great soap opera.”
That role also gave Mirren the opportunity to do something new: drive a buggy. “It’s both easier and more difficult than it looks,” she says. “It all depends on the horse. I’ve never really understood horses, but I got to understand them a bit better. They’re unpredictable and predictable at the same time. They’re funny. They make me laugh.”
Having been married to the filmmaker Taylor Hackford for 25 years has given Mirren even more comfort on film sets. “It’s put me very much on the director’s side, doing my absolute utmost to make the director’s life bearable and to fulfill my actor’s end of the bargain,” she says. “I have a much greater sense of patience.”
She directed a short film in 2001 that made her want to direct more herself, but, “at my heart, I’m an actress. To become a director, I’d have to stop acting, and I didn’t want to give up my acting career. I’m blown away by people who act and direct. I don’t know how they do it.” As she explains it, she appeared in one scene in her short “and I found it almost impossible to concentrate on acting, which takes all of your imagination, while at the same time being practical about where the camera is. I couldn’t do it.”
Instead, she siphons much of her extra energy into gardening, whether it’s at home in the U.K, in Lake Tahoe, where she lives with Hackford, on set or in a hotel room—wherever there happens to be an opportunity.
“It’s meditative,” she says. “It’s a huge body of knowledge which I don’t have and I’m always trying to add to. The beauty of nature is so fantastic. It’s wonderful to watch something grow that you’ve taken a cutting of. My husband is a tree person, and I’m bushes and flowers. It’s a classic division of labor. It’s amazing to see trees we’ve planted.”
“I think gardening probably helps me be a better actor,” Mirren explains. “It kind of cleans your brain. You can’t have an ego with a garden. The fucking plant just won’t grow where you want it to grow. It’s good for an actor to have the cobwebs and ego and insecurity go away for a little.” ■
Helen Mirren participated in this cover shoot and interview in June before the SAG-AFTRA strike.
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The resort-style pool ebbs and flows amongst the home sprawling throughout the backyard. The exterior materials, including local limestone, a slate roof and steel and glass elements, contribute to the contemporary allure of the property.
Architect Ryan Street and interior designers Eleanor Cummings and Megan Phillips collaborate on a modern Highland Park home for a large family
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DALLAS’ HIGHLAND PARK,
architect Ryan Street has created a new home for a large family that loves to entertain. Highland Park’s layout was planned in 1907 by Wilbur David Cook, the same landscape designer who planned Beverly Hills, and Spanish-inspired architecture permeates the homes, known for their distinctive Georgian, colonial and classical architecture. “So as to not stray from the area’s aesthetics, we ensured delicate nods to classical architecture while instituting a deliberately minimalist design, per the homeowner’s request,” says Street. “Noteworthy features include the cobblestone driveway constructed from historical bricks once used to balance ships and a stone exterior that changes colors when it rains.” The home is situated on Exall Lake, where many of the area’s mansions were built by European craftsmen and still stand today as notable examples of its rich history. “Many of the homes on the street have historical importance and generally embody classical architecture,” says Street. “We were tasked with designing a home that is modern and fresh but also timeless and therefore wanted the home to fit into the established fabric of the neighborhood. The forms, the scale and proportion are all drawn from and influenced by classical architecture but are rendered in modern minimalist detailing, while maintaining a richness of materiality and finish.”
In the primary bedroom, a charming seating nook is elevated by Rosemary Hallgarten alpaca curtains and a custom-designed art piece by ECID.
Large steel windows allow continuous, changing light to pour in throughout the day.
In the living room, custom upholstered furniture surrounds SegretoStone coffee tables. Illuminating the entryway, the lighting design by Urban Electric sets a captivating tone, while Stephen Antonson’s lighting design in the living room further enhances the atmosphere.
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A vast, two-story closet for her, adorned with feminine accents and vibrant pops of pink features artwork by Gemma Gene. Crystal and polished nickel chandeliers sourced from Ochre are gracefully suspended above custom tufted upholstery
Monumental art by Michael Dines, takes center stage in this room adjacent to the client’s golf simulator lounge. A custom light fixture from ADG casts a gentle glow over the seating area, where a bespoke sectional upholstered in a Holland and Sherry velvet resides alongside a custom stone and wood coffee table.
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In the primary bedroom, the custom SegretoStone fireplace by Segreto Finishes and the alpaca ombre curtains are by Rosemary Hallgarten.
In this modern kitchen, enhanced by Henrybuilt custom cabinetry, Holly Hunt Aura pendant lights hang over the island and bar stools are upholstered in leather.
In the living room, an oak cabinet is paired with an artwork by McKenzie Dove and a wooden lamp sourced from Rose Tarlow.
THE HOME IS MODERN IN A CASUAL YET LIVEABLE WAY.
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A custom clad marble bathtub positioned in front of floor-to-ceiling steel windows offers a view of the pool. A vintage 1960s chair, adorned in custom Perennials fabric, with a chandelier by Ochre adds texture.
Nestled in the basement next to the golf lounge, a home bar provides an indulgent escape. The table, illuminated by lighting by Urban Electric, custom barstools and bar lights, sourced from Collier Webb add to the ambiance of this sanctuary.
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Adjacent to the dining room, a high contrast modern wine bar houses the homeowner’s wine collection, which is enveloped by expansive steel windows.
Originally from Australia, the homeowners have pets, grandchildren, and extended family members who often stay with them, and they like to entertain with ease. “The house has a great flow for entertaining both inside and out, with outside fireplaces and a cozy fire pit all surrounding the pool,” says Street, who worked with local contractor Sebastian Construction Group on the ground-up build. The house is fabricated out of a muted cut limestone with a slate roof, copper gutters and downspouts and large steel windows. “The limestone is chatted to give it some texture while softening the modern, clean lines of the architecture,” says Street.
To complement the house’s natural exterior, interior designers Eleanor Cummings and Megan Phillips were tapped to decorate with neutral and soft tones. “We were able to warm things up by incorporating walls with custom wood wallcoverings, rich wood flooring, and interesting textures throughout,” says Cummings. The design team used Exquisite Surfaces for the wood and stone flooring throughout and Benjamin Moore and Domingue paint. “The home is modern in a casual yet liveable way,” says Cummings.
“A seamless color story of calming neutrals juxtaposed by pops of soulful, curated hues creates cohesion between the design and architecture. Deep blues, earth tones and organic textures inspire artful interest amongst modern, sweeping architecture, lending both delicacy and grandeur.” ■
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Nestled between the living room and the pool area, this outdoor seating arrangement features tiled floors from Exquisite Surfaces, sofa, chairs and coffee tables from the Sutherland Collection.
Oscar-winning actress and Louis Vuitton ambassador Alicia Vikander was shot at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes ahead of the premiere of Firebrand Directed by Karim Aïnouz, the film screened in the main competition and stars Vikander as Catherine Parr to Jude Law’s Henry VIII. Parr was the final queen consort of the notorious English king and the first woman to publish a book under her own name in English.
EACH YEAR, THE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL HOSTS THE BIGGEST NAMES IN HOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND. FOR ITS 76th ANNIVERSARY, DUJOUR DOCUMENTED THE DAZZLING SPECTACLE OF THE CROISETTE.
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Model Maye Musk has been featured on magazine covers such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Sports Illustrated and Harper’s Bazaar and is a Dior Beauty ambassador. Her bestselling book, A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success, has been translated into 30 languages.
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Rupert Friend is an Emmy-nominated actor, screenwriter and director. He was seen this summer in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City opposite Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks and Bryan Cranston.
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Jeremy O. Harris is the playwright behind the most Tony-nominated play ever, Slave Play, and a producer on Broadway’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window and Ain’t No Mo’. He co-wrote the film Zola alongside Janicza Bravo, is a co-producer on Euphoria and can be seen in series like Emily in Paris.
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No stranger to the Croisette, Italian model Carla Bruni once again graced the grand red carpet of the Palais des Festivals sparkling in jewels from Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie Collection. We caught a moment with her at the Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes.
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Actress and comedian Chloe Fineman, who recently finished her fourth season on Saturday Night Live, will next be seen in Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis and the comedy My Ex-Friend’s Wedding. We spent time with the amazing impression wiz at the Hôtel Martinez.
We caught up with Chinese actress and producer Fan Bingbing at the Hôtel Martinez. She uses her platform to support philanthropic initiatives and founded Heart Ali to help children in remote areas who suffer from congenital heart defects.
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The longtime face of L’Oreal worldwide and one of the co-founders of the tequila company Casa Del Sol, actress and producer Eva Longoria recently released her feature directorial debut, Flamin’ Hot, on Hulu and Disney+. We spent time with her at the Hôtel Martinez.
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Having recently starred in Anna Winger’s hit series Transatlantic, Cory Michael Smith will be seen this fall in Todd Haynes’ new film May December opposite Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman. We caught up with him on the beach at Cannes.
Actress Maya Hawke made her acting debut in the 2017 PBS miniseries adaptation of the classic novel Little Women and joined the hit series Stranger Things in 2019. She was at Cannes as a member of the ensemble cast of Focus Features and Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, which had its world premiere at the festival.
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Tony Award–nominated actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph made her onscreen breakout in the 2019 comedy Dolemite Is My Name opposite Eddie Murphy. This summer, she starred in the HBO series The Idol opposite Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) and Lily-Rose Depp. She’ll next be seen in the Alexander Payne film The Holdovers
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German actor Matthias Schweighöfer, best known for films like Army of Thieves, was in the cast of this summer’s Oppenheimer as well as Heart of Stone opposite Gal Gadot. He’s soon to be seen in the film Family Leave opposite Jennifer Garner.
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An actress, producer and rising junior at the University of Southern California, Storm Reid most recently starred in the film Missing and guest starred on The Last of Us. Her next project, The Nun II, is set to be released in September. We caught up with Reid as she was getting ready for the Chopard Trophy dinner wearing Prada and Chopard jewelry at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
Actress Rachel Sennott was seen this summer in the HBO series The Idol opposite Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) and Lily-Rose Depp. She just completed work on the films Holland, Michigan, with Nicole Kidman and Gael García Bernal, and Finalmente l’alba, starring Lily James and Willem Dafoe.
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BEST KNOWN FOR THE SERIES THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, ACTRESS INFLUENCER NINA DOBREV MOVES FROM THE UNDEAD TO ONE OF THE LIVELIEST PEOPLE IN ENTERTAINMENT WITH HER NEW COMEDY THE OUT-LAWS
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Bra, $98, CHANTELLE , chantelle.com. Earrings in 18k gold and platinum with rock crystal and diamonds, $42,000, bracelet in 18k gold and platinum with rock crystal and diamonds, $48,000, ring in 18k gold and platinum with rock crystal and diamonds, $34,000, DAVID WEBB , davidwebb.com. Rings in white gold with diamonds, $2,850–$3,350, POMELLATO, pomellato.com
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NINA DOBREV apologizes if she appears exhausted and insists she is just in dire need of some caffeine. “I quit drinking coffee recently,” she explains. “I decided to see if it would help with my energy levels throughout the day, and I am now finding that maybe I should go back.” Caffeine withdrawal notwithstanding, the 34-year-old actress looks rested and luminous.
Nevertheless, it’s understandable if she feels otherwise. She’s maintained a nonstop schedule lately, with several projects awaiting release this year, most notably the certain-to-be-a-hit comedy The Out-Laws, which will premiere on Netflix July 7
She’s had an enduring career after gaining recognition in 2006 for her three-year stint on the long-running TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation . She garnered next-level fame and recognition with her follow-up series The Vampire Diaries (and, later, its spin-off The Originals). Playing a dual role on the hit nocturnal drama, Dobrev developed a fervent fan following that continues to this day.
“I was very lucky,” she recalls of that period. The series was filmed in Atlanta, where she and her fellow cast members, including Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham, weren’t constantly stalked by paparazzi. “We were able to live relatively normal lives until we flew out for some big press event. I think that was a really healthy way to grow up, considering that we were on a very popular show.”
During the series’ eight-year run, Dobrev found time for many other projects, including the buddy comedy Let’s Be Cops, the contemporary queer classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the big-screen blockbuster XXX: Return of Xander Cage . And she hasn’t stopped working since its finale, appearing in the action thriller Lucky Day and the popular Netflix rom-com Love Hard Simultaneously, her online profile has grown exponentially, and she currently has bragging rights to more than 26 million Instagram followers. To put it into perspective, that’s 7 million more followers than Madonna.
When informed of this, Dobrev takes a long pause. “Wow, I’m still trying to absorb that,” she finally says. “I didn’t realize that. I’m such a fan of hers.”
With such recognition, there comes an equal amount of responsibility to be a positive role model for her impressionable fans. “I don’t take it that seriously, to be honest,” she admits. “I forget that I have that many followers. I try to lead an authentic life and post whatever is happening in my life, and also keep some privacy in some areas of my life if I can.”
She stops to consider her social media influence on others and its effect on her own life. “There are amazing things that come from it,” she says. “It can also be unhealthy in a lot of ways. You have to manage that and make sure that you don’t get too consumed by it. Taking breaks is also really important for mental health, I think, as a lot of people have highlighted in recent years.”
Her latest project will likely elevate Dobrev’s fame even further. The Out-Laws is a raucous Adam Sandler–produced crime comedy in which Dobrev stars alongside Adam Devine, Ellen Barkin and Pierce Brosnan. Dobrev plays Parker, a free-spirited yoga instructor who is engaged to Devine’s straight-laced bank manager Owen, who begins to suspect that his future in-laws are bank-robbing
outlaws. It’s a character she considers a departure, one that required her to spend at least 45 minutes each morning having tattoos applied to her body.
Devine, an uninhibited comic actor who has been friendly with Dobrev since the two appeared together in 2015’s The Final Girls and in an episode of Devine’s Comedy Central series Workaholics, predicts a long career for Dobrev. “She is a fantastic actress, and I think she is going to be around after I’m kicked to the curb.”
When informed of this, Dobrev smiles. “There’s no way he’s ever getting kicked to the curb, so let’s just set the record straight there,” she says with a laugh. “But, yeah, I’ll keep doing it as long as people want to keep watching the things that I make.” She pauses for a moment to reflect. “I’m doing this more than anything for creative expression, and because I love it so much. But, of course, I have other aspirations to continue producing. I directed a short last year and it’s doing the festival circuit. I’d love to direct a feature at some point. My aspirations still lie within this industry.”
Demonstrating her devotion to the industry, Dobrev was recently seen marching alongside picketers in the Writers Guild of America strike. It was no mere photo op; the actress is genuinely on the side of the people who create her characters and put words in her mouth. But her support is also personal: “I’ve written something that hasn’t been made yet,” she reveals. “With the threat of AI coming, I think it’s a complicated issue, but I do think it’s really important that a fair outcome is reached for everyone.”
Another project she’s helped bring to life is The League. Dobrev is an executive producer on the powerful documentary about the early years of the Negro Baseball League alongside musician and Oscar-winning documentarian Questlove. The film has just begun to travel the festival circuit. “It’s such an important story to tell the history of the league forming, as well as segregation that ultimately led to integration,” she says.
On the rare day when she isn’t working, Dobrev likes to sleep in late as late as her body will allow her. “I’ll have a matcha and walk my dog, Maverick, go to the gym or do a Pilates class, steam and sauna, watch a movie, order takeout and go to bed early. That’s like my perfect, perfect day.”
Unlike other influencers of her stature, there’s one thing Dobrev wants to keep private: her three-year relationship with three-time Olympic gold medal–winning snowboarder Shaun White.
In April, when asked about the possibility of an engagement to Dobrev, White replied that, after finishing his Olympic career in 2022, he finally has the freedom to do whatever he wants and claimed the two were just enjoying their time together. “But you never know,” he added coyly. “We’ll see what happens.”
Although the couple has reportedly begun cohabitating, their families have spent holidays together, and they attended the L.A. premiere of The Out-Laws arm-in-arm, Dobrev is cautious about discussing their relationship.
Whatever the future may bring, Dobrev has jam-packed her summer with plans. “I have trips to Europe planned and friends’ weddings to attend,” she says. “I want to walk my dog and hopefully get some sleep.”
It will be a well-earned rest. ■
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A guest room at The Fifth Avenue Hotel
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
The Fifth Avenue Hotel will open at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 28th Street this fall. Led by internationally acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio in collaboration with Flâneur Hospitality, the hotel features 153 guest rooms and suites, some of which feature private terraces. The hotel’s residentialstyle suites and guest rooms showcase a whimsical and rich color palette of garden greens, buttercup yellow and peony pink alongside bold patterns. The furnishings include custom wardrobes inspired by traditional Chinese cabinets, antique inlaid side tables, Murano glass chandeliers and twinkling star-like ceiling lights. The Fifth Avenue Hotel is composed of The Mansion, a historic landmark designed by storied architecture firm McKim, Mead & White, and The Tower, a striking new 24-story glass tower designed by Perkins Eastman and PBDW Architects. The Fifth is also set to become an outstanding culinary destination with an array of restaurants and bars under the direction of chef Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch, Locanda Verde, Lafayette). “The Fifth is the realization of many years of dreaming and discovery,” says founder Alex Ohebshalom. “We are creating a one-of-a-kind experience; it is a whimsical, transformational escape in the heart of Manhattan.” thefifthavenuehotel.com
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Asador Bastian has opened in River North from chef-owners Doug Psaltis and Hsing Chen of Eat Well Hospitality. The two-story restaurant located in a historic 1883 townhouse is influenced by the Basque region and features a meat-focused menu (think thick-cut Spanish steak on the bone grilled over glowing embers of charcoal). “We are focusing on a lot less that means a lot more to us,” says Psaltis. “We are excited to bring this historic townhouse back to life, reinvented as an exciting new asador in the heart of Chicago serving the world’s best boutique beef without compromise.” The wine and bar program, led by Alexandria Brashears, showcases some of the great wines of Spain, Portugal, France and the U.S. The Bar Room is furnished with dark oak booths with olive green leather banquettes, a coffered ceiling, red oak millwork, antique mirrors and leathered Brazilian black granite. When entering the reservation-only upstairs dining room, it is hard to miss the custom live-fire grill that is the heart of the restaurant. The intimate dining room is lit with 1930s Murano glass chandeliers and custom millwork and windows overlook ing Erie Street. asadorbastian.com
Developed by Magellan Development Group and designed by Studio Gang, the new St. Regis has opened in the Lakeshore East neighborhood. Its 159 luxurious guest rooms and 33 exquisite suites, spread across 11 floors, feature a thoughtfully curated palette of natural stone and wood finishes. “The debut of the St. Regis Chicago signals a significant milestone for the St. Regis brand as we grow our footprint in the United States and celebrate our first property in the American Midwest,” says brand vice president George Fleck. The tower’s crystalline form was inspired by nature, with facets like a shimmering gem and a gradient of green-blue glass that reflects the colors of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. With public interiors by KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group and guest rooms by Gensler, the aesthetics are modern and residential in style. Local restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You is operating two restaurants onsite: Miru, an all-day Japanese restaurant from chef Hisanobu Osaka designed by the Rockwell Group, and Tuscan steakhouse Tre Dita from chef Evan Funke, which will feature fresh, handmade pasta and classic Italian cuts like bistecca Fiorentina cooked on a wood-fired grill. Funke’s first restaurant outside of Los Angeles, Tre Dita is designed by David Collins Studio. The spa and fitness center spans 12,000 square feet and features an outdoor sundeck, yoga studio and a heated indoor pool offering stunning views of the city and Lake Michigan. The hotel is adjacent to the Residences at The St. Regis Chicago, which consists of 393 condominiums and offers residents access to all of the hotel amenities in addition to its own residents-only amenity floor. marriott.com
TheWit , a Hilton Hotel, has debuted a top-to-bottom renovation in time for fall.
Conceptualized by Jackie Koo of KOO Architecture, the redesign features warm, rich colors and plush textures. Its lightinfused lobby features columns and a 12-foot live floral installation framed by floor-toceiling windows. The 310 redesigned guest rooms and suites feature a soothing palette of warm earth tones with pops of color, all accented with original artwork and hightech features. Its signature restaurant, State and Lake Chicago Tavern, serves bistro-style cuisine in a gastropub atmosphere, while its roof will become one of Chicago’s most sought-after rooftop destinations thanks to its retractable roof that makes it accessible year-round. “This redesign introduces a new level of luxury with personality and panache that are unique to theWit and Chicago,” says owner Scott Greenberg. thewithotel.com
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A prawn dish at Asador Bastian
Balmain, Brioni, Simkhai and Loewe have opened boutiques at open-air shopping destination Highland Park Village just in time for fall. Since 2011, Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing has been inventively building upon Pierre Balmain’s extraordinary legacy with clothing and accessories that highlight the singular craftsmanship of the house’s celebrated ateliers and rich Parisian heritage. (balmain.com) Brioni’s ready-to-wear, tailored pieces, leather goods, shoes and accessories made in Italy span formal and leisurewear and espouse the spirit of slow luxury. (brioni.com) Founded in 2010 by American designer Jonathan Simkhai, Simkhai offers ready-towear, swimwear, handbags and shoes. (simkhai.com). Spanish fashion house Loewe, under the direction of creative director Jonathan Anderson, has become a highly covetable brand. This new boutique will carry women’s ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods and accessories. loewe.com
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Owned and operated by Harwood International, the Dallas-based real estate firm, Hôtel Swexan has opened in the Harwood District. Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the property features 134 well-appointed guest rooms and eight suites in a modern 22-story tower, boasting sweeping views of the skyline. A rooftop infinity-edge swimming pool, private social club and five world-class culinary concepts are some of the property’s special amenities. Its signature restaurant, Stillwell’s, is a steakhouse serving locally raised and ranched Akaushi cattle. All-day restaurant Isabelle’s, on the lobby level, serves breakfast, lunch, light bites, tea and drinks at night. The property features over 100 different types of natural stone and wood, including carved limestone throughout the lobby. One of the hotel’s hallmark features is that every single bathroom is one-of-a-kind, outfitted with different wallpapers, lighting, fixtures, floors and tiles. hotelswexan.com
Located one block from the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Museum of Asian Art, the new JW Marriott Dallas Arts District features resort-style amenities across its 23 floors. The hotel’s 267 guest rooms showcase marble floors, wood millwork, dramatic lighting and mid-century modern furnishings. A pool and deck feature a terrace bar, cabanas and outdoor event space offering prime views of downtown.
“We are proud to have officially opened the first JW Marriott hotel in the city of Dallas, a natural fit for the JW Marriott brand, which encapsulates mind, body and soul just as the city’s Arts District offers an extension of each in the various mediums and venues that surround us,” says general manager Mike Culver. “Artistically inspired design, cuisine and amenities continue to excite our guests whether they are traveling for business or for pleasure, are just wrapping up a day in the sun on our 11th-floor pool deck or have just finished exploring the latest exhibits at nearby museums.” marriott.com
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The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is currently undergoing a $22 million reimagining by Texas-based design firm Rottet Studio. The hotel’s 218 guest rooms and suites, lobby and public spaces are all being overhauled; some key design elements include woven and handstamped leather upholstery, saddlery details and warm, rich colors and textures contrasting with light colors. Rooms are outfitted in rich walnut with bone-colored ribbed lacquer, black granite and brushed brass, with accents of copper and rose gold. ritzcarlton.com
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Little’s Oyster Bar, a new seafood restaurant from Pappas Restaurants, recently opened under the stewardship of chef Jason Ryczek. The menu features a stellar raw bar with a rotating selection of oysters, shrimp, lobster and crab offerings. Crab croquettes made with jumbo lump crab, lobster gnocchi, charcoal-grilled octopus and chicken-fried snapper are some fan-favorite dishes so far. “As we lean on ingredients outside the Gulf, we’re looking for sustainability and proper sourcing just as we do in our own waters so we can leave the ocean a better place,” says Ryczek. The space, which seats more than 80 indoors and more than 50 on the all-weather patio with a retractable roof, also features a gold-accented bar. littlesoysterbar.com
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Located just steps from downtown, the 36-story Thompson Houston encompasses 172 guest rooms, including 34 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and custom en-suite bathrooms, in a palette of earthy colors with organic materials and wood floors. A sanctuary-inspired spa and wellness floor provides peak relaxation, while an expansive 1-acre rooftop green space and pool deck featuring a café, private cabanas and an infinity pool overlook downtown and Buffalo Bayou Park. A coffee shop, cocktail bar and two restaurants round out the hotel’s hospitality offerings. hyatt.com
All-day Australian café Citizens has debuted in Houston from New York City–based co-founders Justin Giuffrida and Andrew Geisel. “Australian café culture is all about bringing people together,” says Giuffrida, with “legendary breakfast, creative spaces and a social atmosphere that provides a sense of community and locality.” Houstonians can expect a fresh take on breakfast classics, all with an Australian flair. Citizens of Montrose will feature dishes that are both healthy and hearty, such as housemade banana bread french toast with miso butterscotch, BBQ pulled pork benedict on their signature cheddar biscuit and chorizo baked eggs. The breakfastfocused menu will be served all day and will feature a variety of lunch options, including a fried chicken sandwich with yuzu aioli, smashed double brisket burger and bowls such as their miso chicken and harissa salad. Guests can enjoy a signature flat white, which is an Australian staple, various blends of house coffee and several unique nitro cold brews. A variety of wellness lattes elevate their selection. Citizens of Montrose will also offer uplifting craft cocktails based on fresh citrus, juice made to order and a selection of seasonal frozen cocktails. The new eatery embodies an uplifting and airy vibe with an abundance of natural light as plants and greenery breathe fresh air into the 3,500-square-foot space with U-shaped booths and vibrant turquoise seating. citizens.coffee
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Breakfast offerings at Citizens
A STRATOSPHERIC RISE
An immersive new entertainment venue opens near the Strip
Sphere Entertainment’s $2 billion Sphere will leave its mark on the Las Vegas skyline when it opens this fall, thanks to its 580,000-square-foot fully programmable, 2K-resolution LED exterior, which will be visible for miles. The innovative venue, the world’s largest spherical structure, will host concerts, immersive productions, sports and corporate events with a 17,600-seat capacity. Located one block from the Las Vegas Strip, the venue connects to the Venetian Expo and features 23 VIP hospitality suites and other first-class amenities. Sphere has also announced a 25-date residency, U2: UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere, beginning September 29 and running through December. Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky
(Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The Wrestler) has been tapped to create the venue’s first immersive production, the narrative and documentary film Postcard From Earth , which will premiere October 6. Sphere Entertainment Co. has already announced plans for another Sphere in London. thespherevegas.com
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The audience bowl inside Sphere; Sphere on the Las Vegas skyline
Louis Vuitton has opened a new store at Wynn Las Vegas, its eighth in the city. The brand’s full product range is on display, including men’s and women’s accessories, fragrance, leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, watches and jewelry. Special exclusives like hardsided trunks, exotic leather creations and Objets Nomades for the home are also on offer. Past the strikingly modern façade, shoppers are greeted with walls of leather goods. Onsite customization services such as hot-stamping for leather goods are also on offer, and the space is a visual representation of the French fashion house’s heritage and craftsmanship. us.louisvuitton.com
UNDER THE DOME
Swiss brand Bucherer has opened its second U.S. flagship at the Forum Shops at Caesars, offering clients a premier destination for watches and fine jewelry. “The Bucherer 1888 TimeDome has undergone a complete reimagination, resulting in a majestic space that leaves a lasting impression” says Carina Ertl, the brand’s U.S. CMO. “The store radiates an abundance of light and features a captivating dome-like structure at its center. Our commitment to thoughtful curation extends not only to the selection of timepieces and jewelry, but also to the captivating design elements throughout the space.” The 18,000-square-foot, curvaceous two-story boutique showcases a sweeping double staircase, curved dome in the center and artwork by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Kaws. bucherer.com
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Celebrated for its imaginative Riviera-inspired cuisine, LPM Restaurant & Bar will open its ninth location at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas this fall. The Mediterranean restaurant takes inspiration from the South of France, and its menu features bold yet refined flavors (think prawn dip and marinated lamb cutlets with olives). With a vibrant indoor-outdoor atmosphere, the space features a bold color palette and a lively atmosphere. lpmrestaurants.com
Min’s Test Kitchen, a new Asian pop-up concept from chef Min Kim, has opened at Wynn Las Vegas. As the executive chef of Wynn’s fine dining Japanese restaurant, Mizumi, chef Kim is known for his artful and authentic Japanese cuisine. “The Test Kitchen is a chance for me to have fun and showcase my personality through each element in the room,” says Kim. “I hope to bring guests on a journey to the places that mean the most to me while sharing my love for the cuisines and cultures I’ve been lucky enough to experience.” In addition to the à la carte menu, guests can also indulge in an omakase menu, which will feature several courses and off-menu specials. minstestkitchen.com
Chef brothers Michael and Bryan Voltaggio have opened Retro by Voltaggio at Mandalay Bay. “The concept of Retro is really a story about Bryan and me, from childhood through our professional careers,” says chef Michael Voltaggio. “We had a shared vision for our first Las Vegas restaurant to deliver an entirely different concept and guest experience to the Strip’s dining scene, while also paying homage to our shared culinary journeys. Retro is all about taking nostalgic, familiar dishes of the past and elevating them.” Pizza rolls, Wagyu pot roast and shrimp cocktail are some of the cozy dishes you can expect from the Top Chef brothers. mandalaybay.mgmresorts.com
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Chef Brian Bornemann and designer Leena Culhane of the acclaimed Crudo e Nudo have opened their second project together, Isla, on Main Street in Santa Monica. Isla’s menu of wood-fire-cured fish, pastured birds and vegetables combines the coastal profiles of California and the Mediterranean with local ingredients. Standout dishes include duck rillettes with pickles and baked dungeness crab dip with kasu aioli, duck breast with black garlic jus and agrodolce-lacquered quail. The 50-seat indoor space boasts lime-washed blush walls, rich woods, burnt terracotta banquettes and brass hardware accents. isla-la.com
Uka is a new kaiseki Japanese restaurant at Japan House showcasing the very best of Japanese cuisine. The small plates curated by chefs Yoshitaka Mitsue and Shingo Kato are precise and beautiful and feature the freshest fish and produce. Its nine-course prix fixe menu includes dishes like Washugyu beef ribeye, Wagyu filet mignon served with burdock sauce and hojicha cheesecake and ice cream. The 1,187-square-foot space designed by Ryu Kosaka pairs a natural color palette with earth tones and wood and bamboo accents. ukarestaurant.com
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Celebrity facialist and skincare expert Joanna Vargas has opened a skincare studio in West Hollywood. The 5,000-square-foot salon offers cutting-edge face and body treatments in 10 treatment rooms. Vargas has upgraded her signature Triple Crown Facial to the Triple Crown Royale, allowing her to electrify her sheet masks, contour with an electric gua sha and hand-sculpt the face with electric gloves for a completely custom treatment. Other treatments include Joanna’s Supernova Facial, Magic Glow Dermaplaning Facial, patented Revitalight LED beds, Relaxation Pods and a variety of luxurious massages. joannavargas.com
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Ulla Johnson has opened a store in West Hollywood in partnership with interior designer Kelly Wearstler. The two-story building is decorated in natural textures, lush materials, native plants and handmade furniture. The warm, ethereal, earthy space is the ideal environment to showcase Johnson’s clothing and accessories.
“Kelly and I both have a very established design language and a richly textured way of working, and there was a natural synchronicity,” says Johnson. “It was a very effortless collaboration. Kelly is known for her incredibly layered interiors and an eccentricity of objects, as well as a connection to local makers, so it was exciting to bring on board her unique
point of view. Entering the space is a transportive experience; you feel that it lifts and holds you.” Organic materials are used throughout the interior, from parquet flooring in European white oak with rosa corallo stone to polished plaster and woven raffia fringe walls, 1970s Carlo Scarpa Cornaro armchairs and Ingo Maurer Uchiwa wall lights. ullajohnson.com
Fragrance house D.S. & Durga, founded by husbandand-wife duo David and Kavi Moltz, recently opened a boutique on Abbot Kinney in the heart of Venice. “Opening a store in Los Angeles is a homecoming for me as a designer. It is where I studied architecture and first experienced the work of the great California modernists,”
says Kavi Moltz. “We used the same signature materials from our New York stores but added some warm woods and sandier tones to announce our arrival in Los Angeles.” The new outpost, designed in collaboration with Australian design firm Woods Bagot, features the brand’s signature aesthetic including poured concrete, an earthy palette and metallic accents. dsanddurga.com
Located at Palisades Village, the new Isabel Marant boutique showcases
the designer’s men’s, women’s, Etoile and accessories collections. The store features an exclusive checkout desk designed by Dutch design studio Odd Matter, a foam couch made by Touche-Touche and display podiums designed by Rotterdam designer Jonas Lutz. isabelmarant.com
Le Petit Pali is the newest addition to hospitality entrepreneur Avi Brosh’s Palisociety portfolio in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The property’s two buildings, Le Petit Pali at Ocean Ave and Le Petit Pali at 8th Ave, layer the brand’s signature look and feel with a refined and whimsical yet inspired allure. The 34 newly designed guest rooms at Le Petit Pali at Ocean Ave, many with fireplaces, have a moody, seaside palette featuring sage green walls, natural jute rugs, rich wood furniture and floral textiles. A few blocks south, Le Petit Pali at 8th Ave is home to 24 guest rooms in a classic California craftsman-style property surrounding a central courtyard perched on a quiet street. “Long before we were hoteliers, we were passionate travelers, and the destinations we have been fortunate to experience around the globe have forever informed our vision of a great proprietor-driven inn,” says Brosh. “Le Petit Pali is a true iteration of everything we love about travel. It’s small, chic, carefully considered at every turn, and introduces the delight of the European-inspired bed & breakfast model that we have always admired with our own sense of charm and detail.” lepetitpali.com
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designer Ignacio García de Vinuesa, the 166-seat venue features indoor and outdoor seating areas. calledragones.com
Mila Omakase, a sushi restaurant utilizing the most refined ingredients combined with Mediterranean influences, is now offering a vegan experience helmed by chefs Michaël Michaelidis and Reiji Yoshizawa. The intimate 15-course vegan omakase journey invites guests to relish the season’s freshest flavors with dishes such as gyoza stuffed with shiitake mushroom and drizzled with black garlic ponzu and watermelon nigiri garnished with shiso and yuzu salt and maitake mushrooms. The experience concludes with vegan desserts like the amazake sorbet made with local ichigo and strawberry consommé. mila-miami.com
Named after an iconic neighborhood in Havana, Cuba, Calle Dragones takes guests on a journey through world-class cabaret performances and Asian-influenced Cuban cuisine, creating a unique culinary and cultural experience. Designed by Spanish architect and
Michelin-starred sushi chef Shingo Akikuni has opened his namesake restaurant, Shingo, at the historic La Palma building in Coral Gables. The 850-square-foot space offers seating for 14 guests for an 18-course omakase experience made up of traditional Japanese nigiri, seasonal sashimi and yakimono dishes. shingomiami.com
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With its vibrant nightlife, outstanding restaurants and beautiful beaches, Miami has long been a hot spot for those looking to escape the cold winter months. Fall in the Magic City is equally inviting with less crowds and a better chance to get that highly coveted dinner reservation. Those looking for a refined getaway that offers peak relaxation and access to the best of South Beach should look no further than Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach. In addition to stylish décor, a nightly complimentary wine hour and an inviting rooftop pool and bar, the 96-room hotel recently launched a series of new programs. The Wellness Concierge offers guests discounts and complimentary classes from boutique fitness studios like Barry’s Bootcamp and Gotham Gym. The Palomar Plunge Club, in partnership with Miami Ice Club, brings the benefits of breathwork and ice baths with two plunge tubs located on the hotel’s rooftop. The Après Beach Blowouts program, in partnership with GlamSquad, provides guests with an exclusive discount on in-room hair, makeup and nail services with a personal beauty pro. hotelpalomar-southbeach.com
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Chanel has opened its newest standalone fragrance and beauty boutique in Williamsburg, the brand’s first foray into Brooklyn. The 2,000-square-foot boutique features fragrance, makeup and skincare products, along with an exclusive selection of eyewear. The beauty mecca offers a one-of-a-kind shopping environment where visitors can explore the latest launches, as well as Chanel’s full beauty range. chanel.com
Byredo has opened a second New York City store, this time in Williamsburg. With a façade of minimalist brick, the space features pinewood panels, a raw stone sink and aluminum-framed vitrines and cabinets. The new store will carry the full range of Byredo perfume, home fragrances, makeup and body care products. “We wanted to showcase a different facet of Byredo so that the Williamsburg store can enter into dialogue with this unique locale,” says the brand’s founder, Ben Gorham. byredo.com
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It’s all about the science when it comes to skincare, according to aesthetician Raquel Medina-Cleghorn, who recently opened Raquel New York , her namesake studio in Tribeca. Perched on top of an historic loft building filled with art galleries, the 1,800-square-foot, lightfilled studio is a minimalist nod to ’70s Italian post-modernism. The serene space includes art by photographer David Allee and a retail gallery filled with unique skincare and lifestyle products. MedinaCleghorn combines innovative technologies, deep tissue massage and science-backed, efficacious products in her face and body treatments to transform skin into its best version. Among her fans are Jennifer Lawrence, Léa Seydoux and Amber Valletta. raquelnewyork.com
French beauty brand Sisley has opened its first U.S. flagship store and spa, Maison Sisley, in the Meatpacking District. With a clean, elegant aesthetic, the new location showcases the brand’s complete skincare, makeup, haircare and fragrance collections. The 2,675-squarefoot spa offers three treatment rooms where customers can benefit from the brand’s signature radiance-enhancing and anti-aging facial treatments, like the Sisleÿa La Cure and Supremÿa Anti-Aging treatments, plus an area and treatment room for hair styling and scalp treatments. Every whimsical detail, color and item of furniture has been chosen by brand founder Isabelle d’Ornano and her daughter, Christine, including botanical wallpaper and a lampshade designed by Polish artist (and Isabelle’s niece) Elzbieta Radziwill. The dreamy space also features art by Joy de Rohan Chabot, Andy Warhol and Rob Wynne. sisley-paris.com
Italian skincare specialist Pietro Simone has debuted his first U.S. flagship skin clinic on Spring Street in SoHo, The House of Pietro Simone. For years, the founder of Pietro Simone Skincare has offered services in London, but this new space will allow devotees of the line to get services
directly from the founder himself—something that hasn’t been possible in the States before. The light-filled space is open seven days a week and features three treatment rooms, a beauty lounge and a communal workspace for keeping up with life in between services. In addition to unveiling a new educationforward service menu, the clinic also serves as a showroom for his new Fierce collection, a complete face and body range that focuses on a biodynamic approach to treating and solving skin issues such as loss of radiance, acne, rosacea, skin inflammation and scarring. The products provide a biotechnology delivery system composed of advanced carriers, biofermented active compounds, stabilized vitamin C, anti-inflammatory compounds, strategic lipid compounds and his signature Italian Bella Complex to correct, support and enhance the epidermal ecosystem. pietrosimone.com
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Restaurateur Matthew Abramcyk has unveiled The Golden Swan housed in the iconic two-story townhouse in the historic West Village that was formerly The Spotted Pig. Chef Doug Brixton is offering his take on classic French and Mediterranean flavors in the first floor’s relaxed Wallace Room and the secondfloor dining room. Standout dishes include steak tartare, Dover sole and poached halibut. The Wallace Room is wrapped in a deep green Moroccan tile and enveloped in gold velvet curtains, while the main dining room and private dining areas are conceived in a range of warm golden hues inspired by the golden sunlight pouring through each window. tgsnyc.com
Situated on a quiet Greenwich Village street is Ueki, a new, intimate 12-seat omakase dining experience created by chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg, founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants. Handmade
Japanese fabrics and meticulously stained oak permeate the space. An evening’s menu might include Maine lobster and sea urchin with caviar, fresh wasabi and gold leaf. uekisushi.com
Gab’s is a new American restaurant in the West Village focused on farm-based, locally sourced ingredients. The new restaurant from owner Gabby Madden (Emmett’s on Grove, Lola Taverna) features an elevated bistro menu with a rotating menu based on ingredients of the moment. Dishes include Berkshire pork ribs and a perfect burger. gabsnyc.com
Casa Lever has reopened after a thorough refresh by David Bucovy Architect, while honoring the original 2003 design by Marc Newson. Housed in the iconic Lever House building, the Milanese establishment has updated its primary dining room and will feature new modern
artwork by Damien Hirst, an extensive outdoor plaza with a reimagined bar area and new furniture designed by Handwerk Art and Design. The renovations at Casa Lever are part of a full-scale, $100 million redevelopment and restoration of the landmarked building under the leadership of Brookfield Properties and WatermanCLARK and in partnership with Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, the building’s original architect. The restaurant will continue to serve classic Italian dishes with an emphasis on fresh, quality ingredients. casalever.com
Rome’s legendary Salumeria Roscioli has opened its first outpost outside of Italy thanks to SoHo restaurateur Ariel Arce (Niche Niche), the Roscioli family and partner Alessandro Pepe. Roscioli offers two experiences: a tasting menu featuring a rotating seasonal menu with wine pairings downstairs and an upstairs delicatessen and wine bar where one can order from a wide selection of cheeses, meats and smoked fish as well as fan favorites like meatballs with tomato sauce and aged ricotta and pasta classics like carbonara, cacio e pepe and
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amatriciana. “It is a dream and an honor to work with the Rosciolis in the U.S. market to apply their ethos to sourcing and bring their beloved institution to our audience,” says Arce. Whether sharing a few plates of salumi and pasta with a glass of wine upstairs or settling in for a tasting menu and wine pairing experience downstairs, Roscioli is a must-visit. rosciolinyc.com
Sartiano’s has opened in Soho in the former Mercer Kitchen space beneath The Mercer Hotel. Led by lifestyle architect Scott Sartiano, founder of Zero Bond, and acclaimed chef Alfred Portale, the restaurant serves classic Italian fare and updated American classics. “This iconic hotel and legendary SoHo corner have held special places in my heart,” says Sartiano. “I am thrilled to occupy this historic New York City space and share my family’s culinary story with all who step through our doors.” Dishes include yellowfin tuna crudo topped with crispy farro, lemon and basil, focaccia with olives and whipped ricotta and a white lasagna with mushrooms and black truffle. “Our aim was to craft a menu that presents Italian cuisine through a contemporary
lens, while maintaining a sense of familiarity,” says Portale. “Through the meticulous selection of fresh, high-quality ingredients, we have curated a culinary experience that ignites nostalgic emotions, all while offering elevated and innovative flavors.” Studio Sofield designed the interiors with an open kitchen, a pink Himalayan salt meat display, banquettes and a communal table for 10, all centered around a 20-foot bar adorned with Carrara marble. sartianos.com
Greywind is the new restaurant from James Beard Award–winning chef Dan Kluger (Loring Place, Washington Squares) offering a seasonally driven menu that creatively highlights rotisserie cooking. The Hudson Yards location also features an adjacent bakery, The Bakery at Greywind, featuring daily fresh-baked breads and pastries (think morning buns with goat cheese and spinach and chocolate chip molasses cookies with sea salt), sandwiches and salads. Highlights at Greywind include grilled Louisiana shrimp with chiles and Asian pear, chicken liver mousse with blood orange and charred onions and a burger with cheddar au poivre mayo and rosemary potato chips. The 58-seat restaurant is designed by Parts and Labor Design with a modern farmhouse feel that features floor-toceiling windows, natural wood, bronze fixtures and a neutral color palette. greywindnyc.com
Libertine is a new West Village French bistro from partner Cody Pruitt (beverage director and general manager of Anfora) and executive chef and partner Max Mackinnon (Rose’s Luxury in Washington, D.C.). The 46-seat restaurant, designed by Pruitt, features traditional bistro tables, burgundy leather banquettes, exposed brick, cream Venetian plaster walls and chalkboard menus, and a 12-seat red oak bar anchors the dining room. Mackinnon’s culinary delights include gougéres with aged comté cheese, lobster chou farci, where a fresh lobster and whitefish mousse is rolled in cabbage leaves and served with creme fraiche and leek oil, and gnocchi Parisienne served crispy with asparagus and spring peas. libertinenyc.com
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The long-awaited Pendry Newport Beach has finally opened. Featuring guest rooms, including 114 suites, many with ocean, harbor and bay views, the property is located steps from Fashion Island and features interiors by Studio Munge, architecture by WATG and landscape architecture by Burton Studio. Onsite amenities include Bar Pendry, Spa Pendry, Pinwheel Kids Club and a fitness center. In partnership with Clique Hospitality, SET Steak & Sushi, a modern steakhouse, will feature modern American classics and a collection of prime cuts prepared
over a grill. “We intend to deliver a dining experience that’s unlike anything in Orange County today,” says Andy Masi, founder of Clique Hospitality. “SET is going to be a true culinary experience, from the finest ingredients to the most gorgeous cocktails and table-side preparations.” Fresh, sustainably caught seafood, sushi and sashimi and Asian classics like Peking duck are also on offer. “We look forward to introducing an entirely new dining experience to Newport Beach,” says Pendry’s general manager, David Hoffman. pendry.com
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Dior has reopened its womenswear boutique at South Coast Plaza, featuring an exterior adorned with white-and-gray marble. The newly revamped store showcases ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, small leather goods and accessories in a neutral setting. dior.com
David Yurman recently debuted its newly renovated boutique at South Coast Plaza allowing for a more substantial curation of its designs across all categories, including women’s, men’s, wedding and high jewelry. The store features a floor of dark Cardoso stone and pale Bardiglio marble slabs, interior millwork made from white oak, nickel and silver travertine countertops and a rose gold and fluted granite façade. The new space also includes a luxurious private shopping area furnished with mid-century modern pieces inspired by the Yurman family’s personal collections. davidyurman.com
Permanent jewelry company Love Weld has opened its first Orange County store in Newport Beach after launching in Austin, Texas, in 2020. Founded by Sarah Sides, the brand’s signature collection offers custom bracelets, necklaces, anklets and rings in solid 14k yellow or white gold. Clients are invited to choose a chain and charm and get fitted and welded in 15 minutes. loveweld.com
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Palm Beach Style: The Architecture and Advocacy of John and Jane Volk (Rizzoli) by historian and preservationist Jane S. Day in collaboration with the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is a new book about Palm Beach architect John Volk. While the book honors Volk’s architecture and his enormous impact, it also celebrates his wife’s contribution to Palm Beach and her devotion to protecting the town and its historic character. During his career, John Volk was commissioned to design over 2,000 projects, among them the Royal Poinciana Plaza and additions and renovations to the Everglades Club. rizzoliusa.com
French Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial has opened in Delray Beach. The 7,000-square-foot palm frond–lined restaurant and lounge features soft mood lighting, ornate touches, slow-turning coastal fans, wood shutters and the earthy wood tones found in a classic seaside home. The brand’s fifth U.S. outpost coincides with its 30 th anniversary. “Our goal with the Delray Beach location was to create something very special for South Floridians— an ambience that evokes a very distinctive vibe, which we feel will resonate beautifully in this relaxed but buzzy beachfront, town square setting,” says brand founder and co-owner Rick Wahlstedt. Wahlstedt and co-owner Joe King tapped longtime collaborator and award-winning architect Mark Knauer of Chicago-based Knauer Inc. to instill the beauty and romance of a bygone era while reflecting the surrounding tropical landscape. Wraparound windows, black steel French doors, wicker dining room chairs, brass art deco–style tables and walls adorned with turquoise shutters, cream-colored paneling and oversized period photography adorn the space. Under the leadership of Vietnamese chef Nicole Routhier, the menu features dishes like crispy South Florida yellowtail carved tableside and a red grouper seasoned with tamarind, lime, okra, pickled mustard seeds and herbs. delraybeach.lecolonial.com
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The Spa at The Breakers has just introduced two signature facials with luxury natural skincare brand Tata Harper and is now offering the brand’s full product range. “We are thrilled to be partnering with The Breakers to bring the Tata Harper spa experience to Palm Beach,” says brand founder Tata Harper. “Our unique, indulgent rituals are designed to treat and transform without a single drop of synthetic chemicals. Our brand features hyperpotent, 100 percent natural and nontoxic products delivering a custom, targeted service for each guest with unparalleled results.” The two new treatments, a Custom Facial and an Ultimate Facial, offer a highly personalized experience designed to balance and hydrate the skin, reducing pores, fine lines and irritation and leaving a smooth, glowing complexion. “We are very excited to embark on this partnership with Tata Harper, who is truly a pioneer in the luxe natural beauty industry,” says Amy Retay, director of spa operations at The Breakers. “Our brands perfectly align with a shared devotion to quality, sustainability and impeccable service.” thebreakers.com
Gucci has opened a newly relocated boutique on Worth Avenue spanning over 5,600 square feet and showcasing a wide collection of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, jewelry, watches and eyewear. The expanded boutique will be one of a select few in the country to carry Gucci’s Fine Jewelry and precious leather accessories and handbag collections. The use of clean lines, hand-painted wood flooring and soft fabrics in light tones adds to the environment’s polished, subtle appeal. Wicker armchairs and sofas and vintage oriental rugs are placed throughout to create intimate corners gucci.com
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Dalida, the new Eastern Mediterranean–inspired eatery from chefs and owners Sayat and Laura Ozyilmaz in Presidio National Park, is the duo’s east-meets-west approach to hospitality. The space, designed by Sonoma-based sustainability-conscious firm Jak W, is outfitted with a hand-drawn wallpaper mural by local artist Emily Parkinson displaying flora and fauna found in the park. The menu features selections combining Laura’s Mexican heritage and Sayat’s Turkish roots such as California tahdig with Santa Barbara uni, Monterey Bay seaweed, hamachi, smoked trout roe and preserved citrus emulsion. dalidasf.com
For chef Thomas McNaughton of Flour+Water, opening a new eatery in North Beach has always been a dream. His latest venture, Flour+Water Pizzeria, with co-chef Ryan Pollnow, is a reality with pies like cacio e pepe with fresh mozzarella, pecorino crema, fontina, garlic and black pepper and smoky eggplant with smoked mozzarella, oregano, olive and Calabrian chili. “The layout of this incredible space allowed us to really expand our vision with three distinct areas: the dining room, Dough Room, and Flour+Water Pizza Shop for to-go,” says McNaughton of the former Rose Pistola space. “We want the restaurant to be a pizza party every night and designed it to be a gathering place for our community here, whether for a cocktail and pie at the bar, a sit-down dinner with friends or a quick slice in our Pizza Shop.” fwpizzeria.com
John Wesley and Julianna Yang, alums of lauded Michelinstarred restaurant Sons & Daughters, have teamed up to open Kiln, a culinary concept rooted in minimalism and simplicity. “I started thinking about Kiln around 10 years ago while I was a chef de partie at Baumé in Palo Alto,” recalls Wesley, who knew he wanted to someday open a small tasting menu restaurant of his own. Tucked in a former auto garage in Hayes Valley, the dramatic and moody space is anchored by original cement walls, a massive olive tree in the center and an open kitchen with a hearth. Choose from a 18-20 course tasting menu highlighting wild-caught seasonal seafood and sustainably sourced meat or opt for the bar menu with 8-10 courses. “ The food, much like the restaurant interior, shouldn’t feel like a gimmick or a distraction from lesser ingredients or lack of technique,” adds Wesley of the menu, which ranges from Texas wild boar and Portuguese blue lobster to Norwegian mackerel. “We don’t want to hide any of these things or the time it takes to prepare them with unnecessary garnish. Every component on the plate should hold value and add something.” kilnsf.com
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When Kevin Carter and partner Cassie Davis decided to purchase and overhaul The Imperial Hotel, a 144-year-old hotel, bar and restaurant in the heart of Amador City in the Sierra Foothills, they knew they wanted to honor the integrity and history of the building with six guest rooms, a bar and restaurant. “It’s the only hotel and full bar in town and has been serving the community and travelers alike for many years,” says Davis. “The overall design offers an elegant and historic experience that pays homage to the hotel’s authentic architecture and soul, with a beautiful mix of vintage and antique furnishings mixed in with new modern amenities.” In the restaurant, helmed by executive chef Max Benson, choose from menu items using farm-fresh ingredients culled from the on-site garden and Banded Family Ranch, including beef tartare with egg yolk, pickled shallot and mustard vinaigrette and citrus fennel avocado with turmericpoached prawn and lemon thyme vinaigrette. Traveling with a larger group? Book one of the three fully renovated cottage rooms that debuted in August. imperialhotelamador.com
Thanks to a new Japanese-inspired garden and restaurant, Nobu Hotel Palo Alto, guests can channel a mini jaunt to Kyoto sans the long flight and jet lag. Designed by Los Angeles–based Montalba Architects (Little Beach House Malibu and Cassia restaurant in Santa Monica) in collaboration with classically trained Japanese landscape designer Shigeru Namba, the tranquil, open-air space is replete with large boulders hand-selected from Japan and strategically spatially arranged stone pagoda statues and Japanese maple, black pine, and Mount Fuji cherry trees. “The addition of the garden is special to the community because it brings light to the Japanese roots of chef Nobu Matsuhisa and the Nobu brand,” says general manager Janelle Eng. “Whether you are a restaurant guest or attending an event, the garden’s native plants, the dry rock ponds and the spiritual nature all represent the Japanese culture here in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.” paloalto.nobuhotels.com
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Nobu Hotel Palo Alto’s new garden restaurant
A crispy pork dish at the Imperial Hotel restaurant; a guest room at the hotel
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For her new lifestyle lab in St. Helena, Ann Backen, owner and lead designer of NO|MA House Café & Collective, wanted to emulate memories garnered while living in New York and staying at boutique hotels conceived by one of her favorite hoteliers, Ian Schrager. “Many of the hotels in the Morgans Hotel Group have since closed but are certainly not forgotten in my heart and memory,” Backen explains. “There is a nod to both Schrager and Philippe Starck, seen by our oversized Corten steel planters with antique olive trees, our giant green-andcream squares painted on the main floor, an oversized shade structure and our large green living wall.” The cafè-cumboutique features a well-edited collection of antique and new garden decor, light fixtures and home goods including handcrafted Chilean textiles and ceramic wares. nomahousecafeandcollective.com
For the ultimate wine pairing journey in a midcenturyinspired setting, book the Vintage Experience at Ashes & Diamonds Winery, a Napa Valley vineyard owned by Kashy Khaledi. The three-hour immersive experience featuring select wines by winemakers Steve Matthiasson and Diana Snowden Seysses and a fivecourse meal from in-house executive chef Ethan Speizer is a twist on a quintessential steakhouse meal with locally sourced ingredients. Menu items such as roast asparagus with koji hollandaise and lemon and frilled Flannery beef with fresh horseradish, peppercorn sauce and crème caramel are artfully paired with rotating single-vineyard vintage wines and cuvées. ashesanddiamonds.com
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Dishes at Ashes & Diamonds
The Annex at Ashes & Diamonds Winery
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Following a seven-year enhancement plan spearheaded by owner John Jordan, the 1,200-acre Jordan Vineyard & Winery now features a reimagined lawn by notable landscape designer Christian Douglas and an expanded lobby and reception area designed by Maria Haidamus. Appointed with a Ponte Vecchio–honed marble reception desk, the glamorous chateau lobby is fashioned with antiquities such as French lithographs, a custom Louis XVI–inspired walnut console and elaborate papier-mâché, steel and hand-blown glass chandeliers.
“Custom wall panels adorned in robin’s egg blue and distressed gold trim create a sumptuous atmosphere upon arrival, while the use of the finest materials like handcrafted wood flooring arranged in a striking chevron pattern unifies the separate areas,” explains Haidamus, who previously revamped the winery’s on-site Chateau guest suites. “The fusion of luxurious materials, timeless antique pieces and carefully selected works of art creates a space that transports visitors to a world of elegance and sophistication.” jordanwinery.com
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Italian brand Max Mara traveled to Sweden for its resort collection presentation
Greta Gerwig in Prada at a premiere in Seoul, South Korea
Tom Holland in Prada at a premiere in NYC
Vanessa Kirby in Dolce & Gabbana at a premiere in London
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Maria Giulia Maramotti
Giorgio Guidotti and Hadise Açikgöz
Kathy Hilton, Nicky Hilton Rothschild and Kiernan Shipka
Nicola Gerber Maramotti
Candace Bushnell and Martha Stewart at a Flamingo
Estate x My Theresa event in East Hampton
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Patrick Dempsey at the TAG Heuer boutique opening event in NYC
OUT & ABOUT From New York to Los Angeles, premieres to fashion shows, our favorite celebrities hit the town Emma Stone at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park Coco Rocha at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park Jeff Goldblum in Prada at a premiere in NYC Karlie Kloss at MoMA’s Party in the Garden in NYC Gigi Hadid and Hailee Steinfeld at the Miu Miu Summer Club Malibu in Malibu Kiernan Culkin at the TAG Heuer boutique opening event in NYC Al Roker and Deborah Roberts at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park Emily Blunt in Dolce & Gabbana at a premiere in London Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at a premiere in London Jason Schwartzman in Prada at a premiere in NYC Cara Delevingne at a New York Presbyterian Hospital event in NYC Simone Ashley at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park Maya Hawke in Prada at a premiere in NYC Danai Gurira at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park Demi Lovato at a New York Presbyterian Hospital event in NYC Alexander Skarsgård at a Tribeca Cinema Center film event at Tao Group’s Bar Feroce in NYC FALL 2023 DUJOUR.COM 187
CHANEL & TRIBECA
The French fashion house celebrated the Tribeca Festival with two events: the Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker lunch at Odeon and the Tribeca Festival Artists Dinner at Balthazar
Suki Waterhouse and Camila Morrone
Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe in Chanel
Iman in Chanel
Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel
Zoey Deutch in Chanel
Katie Holmes in Chanel
Greta Lee in Chanel
Nina Dobrev in Chanel
Rachel Brosnahan in Chanel
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Ralph Lauren hosted notables at the Wimbledon tennis tournament finals in London
Oscar Isaac and Elvira Lind in Chanel
Robert De Niro
Lizzy Caplan in Chanel
Jemima Kirke in Chanel
Dianna Agron in Chanel
Sofia Coppola in Chanel
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The stars came out to the opening of RH England, The Gallery at the Historic Aynho Park, as part of the brand’s European expansion
Marco Perego and Zoe Saldaña
Ellen DeGeneres, Gary Friedman and Portia de Rossi
Idris Elba spinning
Gary Friedman and Bella Hunter
The Gallery at the Historic Aynho Park
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LOUIS VUITTON’S NEXT CHAPTER
The maison’s new men’s creative director, Pharrell Williams, debuted his spring/summer 2024 men’s collection on the Pont Neuf Bridge in Paris
Jay-Z and Beyoncé
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel
Willow and Jaden Smith
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky
Tyler, the Creator
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Odd One Out
A piece of fashion history comes out of the attic
BY EDWARD ESPITIA
Before the revenge dress there was the black sheep jumper. Princess Diana was the master of sending coded messages through her sartorial choices. Everything she wore in public was scrutinized and broadcast around the world, and she used this fact to her advantage from the beginning of her life in the public eye.
The 19-year-old Lady Diana Spencer was photographed at a polo match in which her fiancé, the Prince of Wales, was a player. Her sweater was bright red, with eight rows of perfectly aligned white sheep save for one lone black sheep. Perhaps a cheeky nod to the soon-to-be princess feeling like the odd one out among the Windsor clan?
The designers of the sweater, Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne, didn’t know Diana owned one of their pieces until they saw that photo in the tabloids. Their brand, Warm & Wonderful, was catapulted into popularity overnight. A few weeks after the polo match, Muir and Osborne received a letter from Buckingham Palace requesting a replacement or repair to the cuff of Diana’s sweater. They sent her a new one, this time with the black sheep in a slightly different position. The princess wore the new piece two years later, this time with a crisp white collar, black tie and large sunglasses, further cementing it in fashion history. And while the first time she wore it in the public eye may have been a coincidence, this time, it was deliberate. Her relationship with the Windsors and the press had become more intriguing than any polo match.
The original sweater with the damaged cuff was stored away and forgotten until Osborne recently discovered it in an attic cleanout. Realizing its historic significance and not wanting to be responsible for its care, she contacted Sotheby’s. After a lengthy and rigorous authentication process, Sotheby’s was able to verify the sweater’s provenance, and it will be the star lot in the auction house’s Fashion Icons sale this September, where it is expected to bring in $50,000-80,000. It will be on display in New York beginning September 7.
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The Sally Muir and Joanna Osbornedesigned sweater on then Lady Diana Spencer
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A letter from Buckingham Palace requesting a replacement of said sweater
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