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CONTENTS / FALL 2019
BOOT CAMP Men’s accessories are taking military cues.
FASHION NEWS Covetable new releases, from Louis Vuitton to Fendi.
Modern architecture in Cape Town, South Africa.
TREND REPORT Fall in love with autumn’s most fantastical fashions.
GRAND SEIKO ON THE RISE Japanese watchmaker Seiko has been quietly developing a higher-end sister brand.
LADY LUXE Women’s accessories are channeling elements of polished luxury.
GOLD RUSH The best of beauty’s metallic offerings.
GLOW GETTER Post-summer treatments to restore your skin.
THE BEAUTY OF BRAWN Dr. Gabrielle Lyon on functional medicine.
BEAUTY NEWS The launches you need to know about.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
We spend the day with nail-care mogul and manicurist Deborah Lippmann.
MODERN ARCHITECTURE WARMS UP Residential design has taken on a distinctly contemporary new look.
TINY TREASURES Go behind the scenes to access the latest Tiffany Blue Book preview.
THE BEST BENTLEY EVER? The 2020 Continental GT gives an impressive new performance.
Scarf from the Louis Vuitton x Jonas Wood collaboration.
AUTUMN AND SMOKE Tequila and mezcal take on fall flavors.
A necklace from the 2019 Tiffany Blue Book Collection.
BEAUTIFUL PAGES Our selection of must-have books showcasing some of history’s greatest creators.
TO THE MAX Interior designer Sasha Bikoff shares how to tackle fall’s must-have design trend.
ON THE COVER Slim-fit deconstructed jacket in cupro natté, $1,260, and cashmere crewneck sweater, $580, GIORGIO ARMANI, armani.com. Navitimer 8 B01 chronograph 43, $7,710, BREITLING, breitling.com. Photographed by SIMON EMMETT Styled by DAVID NOLAN
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WILL THE REAL LADY GAGA PLEASE STAND UP? Go behind the scenes with this pop icon and her latest campaign with Tudor.
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Long gray woolen coat, $1,090, DAKS, daks.com. Cotton granddad-neck sweater, $295, DOLCE & GABBANA, us.dolcegabbana.com.
MAN AT WORK Former teen idol Adam Brody’s new projects are expanding his reach.
GUARDING THE FUTURE Global Wildlife Conservation fights to shield wildlife in Haiti and Honduras.
ANDEAN FEAST Explora Peru and chef Virgilio Martínez honor the Sacred Valley’s culinary identity.
TOTAL COMEBACK After a hurricane, St. Barts has rebuilt and it’s better than ever.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH Western adventures meet luxury in Moab, Utah.
THE MANY FACES OF CLIVE Leading man Clive Owen showcases his multifaceted performances on and off the big screen.
RED ALERT Actor Adria Arjona rocks fashion’s most fiery fall color.
NATURAL WONDERS High jewelry gets an organic new look.
MAN OF THE HOUR
This Is Us star Justin Hartley opens up about fame and the gig that changed his life.
GIVING VOICE Superstar Janelle Monáe is looking to empower women across the globe.
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CHICAGO A trio of exciting new art exhibitions are coming to the city this fall.
150 Decor at CdM in Corona del Mar.
Designer Nardos Imam’s allure and clientele stretch from New York to Alaska.
HOUSTON Beauty mogul Maryam Naderi launches her latest venture at the C. Baldwin hotel.
Cirque de Soleil goes gritty in R.U.N, its new live-action show at Luxor.
LOS ANGELES Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury debuts her first store in North America at The Grove
MIAMI Chef Michael Schwartz opens a boho-chic hideaway with a vegetable-forward menu.
ORANGE COUNTY Warby Parker has brought a new store to Fashion Island.
SAN FRANCISCO Johnelle Mancha’s store, Mignonne Decor, is a go-to staple for one-of-a-kind curiosities.
ENCHANTED BY LES LALANNE Sotheby’s will offer a curation of personal art from the design duo this fall.
Ken Warneke’s Untitled (#L.A) at the Elmhurst Art Museum.
View from Olema House near Point Reyes.
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NEW YORK CITY John Hoekman is changing the cryotherapy experience in NYC.
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CONTRIBUTORS / FALL 2019
SARAH GORE REEVES
After 15 years as a fashion director for Vogue Mexico and Vogue Latin America, Sarah Gore Reeves has deployed her extraordinary skills as a stylist for us on this issue’s photo shoot of actress Adria Arjona. Gore Reeves splits her time between New York and Mexico City with her husband, starchitect Enrique Norten. She consults with international brands and earlier this year completed a new launch with Celine Dion for L’Oréal. She has recently worked with Amber Heard, Lily James, Priyanka Chopra, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, and Jane Fonda.
In the 1990s, American photographer Doug Inglish was discovered while showing his imagery to London gallerist Stuart Shave. He began working with fashion magazines Dazed & Confused and Arena Homme +, and now regularly contributes to GQ, Man About Town, and Love magazine. What was it like to shoot actor Justin Hartley for our pages? “It’s close to impossible to take a bad photo of him, so he made my job easy,” Inglish says. “He also told hilarious stories from early in his career, when he starred on a campy soap called Passions, which The New York Times called ‘the Twin Peaks of daytime.’ I was surprised to hear that Justin shared his dressing room with the orangutan who played a nurse named Precious.” Inglish, who studied fine art at Dickinson College, is working on a monograph of 20 years of portraits. His favorite color is ultramarine.
Before he added Adria Arjona to the list for this issue of DuJour, New York–based hairstylist Ben Skervin’s head-turning clientele included Rachel Weisz, Cara Delevingne, Jennifer Garner, Saoirse Ronan, Ellie Goulding, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Kate Winslet, Diane Kruger, and Keira Knightley. Skervin’s contributions have appeared in Vanity Fair, Glamour, The Edit, Numéro, Vogue, and W Magazine, and he has collaborated with photographers Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier, Alexi Lubomirski, Emma Summerton, and Ellen von Unwerth. Skervin has also worked with major brands including Victoria’s Secret, New York & Company, H&M, and Hanes.
A longtime journalist, Bridget Arsenault, who penned our cover story on Clive Owen, has received numerous awards and accolades for both her writing and her volunteer work. Originally from Nova Scotia, she holds a master’s degree from Oxford University and a BA with honors in English and women’s studies from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Arsenault worked for Vanity Fair UK for eight years, and continues to freelance for Vanity Fair and other publications, including British Vogue, Travel + Leisure, House & Garden, Refinery29, and Departures. At the end of 2013 she co-founded The Bright Young Things Film Club, an events company that fostered young filmmaking talent before it came to an end three years later. Arsenault then launched a new events company, Long-Winded Lady Productions. She is currently working on a non-fiction book about Dorothy Parker.
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Best known for his celebrity portraits and beauty photography, Simon Emmett is also a dedicated filmmaker. His first feature documentary, Underhill, about the struggles of a North London football club and its fiercely supportive fans, was met with critical acclaim; his second— about the British rock band The Darkness—is nearing completion.Among the long list of famous faces the Londonbased photographer has captured are: Adele, Rod Stewart, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Michael Caine, Bryan Ferry, Thandie Newton, and Tony Blair. Of shooting our cover star, Clive Owen, Emmett said, “It was great to work with Clive. As well as being really collaborative and enthusiastic, he was extremely good fun. The combination made for a brilliant day.”
ED LETTER / FALL 2019 FROM LEFT:
DuJour editor in chief Kim Peiffer; actor Justin Hartley.
mention this often in my editor’s note, but it always holds true: I love fall. The air is slightly crisp, the leaves are turning gorgeous colors, and that almost-unbearable summer humidity has finally vanished. For me, fall means pie baking, outdoor runs in the aforementioned perfect weather, and, of course, lots of shopping, because who doesn’t love the abundance of trench coats and fabulous boots that inevitably come with the season? Inside our issue, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to boost your autumn wardrobe, from coats and boots to chic layering pieces and plenty of accessories—some with quite a bit of bling. One of the other bonuses of retiring your f lip-f lops and beachwear is that you finally have an excuse to start catching up on movies and TV, which feel sinful to watch during the gorgeous summer season. These next few months, there are some exciting returns to television, including one of my all-time favorite tearjerkers, This Is Us, starring the very handsome Justin Hartley. We recently spent some time with Hartley in L.A. for our feature shoot, where he talked all about the show’s return (while modeling some great fall fashions to boot). Then we hopped across the pond to London town to catch up with our cover star, Clive Owen. Between headlining a new Broadway play and wrapping production on several films he has coming out, Owen is one very in-demand dude. In the story, he shares the details of what he’s been up to with our writer—and looks quite distinguished while doing so. If fall, for you, means extravagance, well, you’re in luck: This issue has plenty of it. From our luxe fashion shoot with up-and-coming actress Adria Arjona to our multimillion-dollar jewelry feature, these pages have got you covered when it comes to shopping. That’s a promise. I hope that no matter where in the world you find Kim Peiffer yourself indulging in this issue, you discover something Editor in Chief that surprises, delights, and entertains. After all, that’s what we’re here for! Instagram: @peifferk1
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erhaps one of my favorite seasons, fall always seems to signify change. Whether it is the shifting of the temperatures, or, perhaps, the whirlwind intensity heralding new collections during fashion month, there always seems to be an energy in the air unlike any other time of the year. In honor of this spirit of transformation, we’re celebrating one of the most dynamic, ever-evolving leading men in Hollywood: our DuJour cover star, Clive Owen. Inside this issue, the charming Brit gets personal about his slew of upcoming projects and life off-screen. Aside from unveiling our cover, this time of year is exciting for DuJour. It marks fresh new beginnings in style, beauty, entertainment, and more. Having the privilege of getting a sneak peek at all these thrilling new launches ahead of time, from the likes of seeing the limited-edition Monaco timepiece while celebrating 50 years of the iconic style with Tag Heuer, to attending the launch of Vince Camuto’s newest fragrance, Illuminare, at The Standard, I can firmly say that there are great things to be looking forward to this autumn. Whether you’ll be checking out the foliage upstate or in another destination that satisfies your seasonal craving, there are many reasons to have a copy of our Fall issue in tow. These pages are teeming with bold looks, celebrity features, and an extensive Peru travel guide to fuel any getaway plans. I’m also delighted about our exclusive photoshoot with rising actress Adria Arjona. Don’t forget to flip through our City Guide section to see what’s happening in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and beyond. We’ve included a collection of beautiful restaurants, shops, hotels, and cultural events to experience during your next weekend trip or two. No matter where your autumn wanderlust takes you, DuJour will be there to inspire. Here’s to savoring all of the little things that Jason Binn make this season wonderful on behalf of my family, our team, and myself. Twitter/Instagram: @jasonbinn
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Camo belt bag, $280, LONGCHAMP, longchamp.com. ID bracelet in 18-karat gold, $7,200, TIFFANY & CO., tiffany .com. Aviator sunglasses, $450, SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO, ysl.com. 1858 Geosphere watch, $6,300, MONTBLANC, montblanc.com. Pilot’s watch, Top Gun Edition Mojave Desert, $9,100, IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN, iwc.com. Calfskin leather boots, $995, BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, brunellocucinelli.com. Staples necklace, price upon request, STAPLES EDITION BY LOUIS VUITTON, louisvuitton.com. Meteorite tag, $775, and Meteorite tag 42mm, $1,350, DAVID YURMAN, davidyurman.com.
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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Louis Vuitton teams up with two prominent L.A. painters on exciting new textiles.
BY JESSIE AJLUNI
A FROM LEFT : Louis Vuitton x Alex Israel Giant Square Wave blanket; Louis Vuitton x Jonas Wood Artysquare 90 and Wood Stole.
lways a company to champion the creative industry, Louis Vuitton has tapped into the talented minds of Los Angeles artists Alex Israel and Jonas Wood for a series of textile launches at the end of the summer and throughout the fall. Israel, who first collaborated with the brand on the Artycapucines bag and recently designed packaging for LV’s Les Colognes perfumes, will now be creating an eight-piece capsule collection featuring scarves, shawls, and blankets inspired by his famous Wave paintings. Wood’s efforts will be centered around 11 scarves featuring playful iterations of the house’s iconic logo interspersed with a series of whimsical illustrations, including flowers, wood grain, and basketballs. louisvuitton.com
Jimmy Choo unveils its newest logo. Autumn 2019 is a season of change for accessory brand Jimmy Choo, with the launch of a new family of bags, dubbed Varenne, as well as the debut of the new JC monogram. Featuring interlocking initials with beveled edges, the logo can be found on a plethora of styles, most prominently on the Varenne bags, which come in three distinct silhouettes—a crossbody, a shoulder bag, and a bowler—as well as a selection of the brand’s boots. jimmychoo.com
FROM LEFT : Jimmy Choo’s new monogram, on one of its leather boots; a sketch of the Varenne bowler.
About a Boy
Fendi’s iconic Baguette bag makes its debut in the men’s market. Baguette mania has swept the nation this past year, ever since the relaunch of Fendi’s famous style. The original It bag, the Fendi Baguette reached an almost cultlike status during the late ’90s. Now, the bag is on the cusp of its most exciting chapter yet, as a coveted accessory in the fall/winter men’s collection. The new version comes in three sizes—maxi, regular, and mini—and can be worn in a multitude of ways, from crossbody to hand-carried, or as a stylish belt bag. Continuing the Italian house’s history as a purveyor of fine leather goods, the bags come in several luxurious finishes, with its nylon styles cocreated with Japanese brand Porter. fendi.com
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Freshwater pearl and resin necklace, $2,150, CHANEL, select
Luisa cutout velvet top, $775, MARKARIAN NYC, modaoperandi.com.
Jessica Chastain as Lucille Sharpe in 2015’s Crimson Peak. Taxila lacepaneled silk dress, $1,995, PRABAL GURUNG,
Embroidered boot, $2,980, FENDI, fendi
Pearly cross clutch, $4,195, JUDITH LEIBER COUTURE,
judith leiber .com.
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DARK ROMANCE Fall in love with autumn’s most fantastical fashions.
Brocade coat, $5,250, SIMONE ROCHA, net-a-porter.com.
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Naty plissé skirt, $198, MARCIANO, marciano.com.
Ruffle-neck tie blouse, ADEAM,
White gold earrings with rubies and diamonds, price upon request, CHOPARD,
Velvet and tulle gown, $14,990, OSCAR DE LA RENTA, Devotion bag, $2,595, DOLCE & GABBANA, select DG boutiques.
Black velvet pump, $1,395, JIMMY CHOO,
Oscar de la Renta boutiques.
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Neveah crown, $1,375, JENNIFER BEHR, jenniferbehr.com.
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GRAND SEIKO ON THE RISE Japanese watchmaker Seiko has been quietly developing its higher-end sister brand into what may well be this era’s sleeping giant.
BY ROBERTA NAAS
ew York City’s Madison Avenue and Miami’s Design District are about to see another luxury upscale watch boutique join their ranks. This one, though, is not a Swiss brand. Instead, hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun, Seiko is revamping its stores this fall and transforming them into Grand Seiko boutiques (one of which can already be found in Beverly Hills), unveiling a new level of sophistication to a clientele of watch lovers who are highly anticipating the openings. Grand Seiko has been a collection within the Seiko brand since 1960, but it was sold exclusively in Japan until 2010, when the watches were offered internationally. They became a hit globally, especially in America, where collectors with a discerning eye saw something special. That may be why about a year ago, the Grand Seiko collection split from the mother ship in America and is now its own Grand Seiko brand. So just what is it about Grand Seiko that has so many watch enthusiasts clamoring for it? For one thing, the watches in the collection boast high-tech mechanical movements—including the unique Spring Drive—that offer superb precision. With prices that range from $2,200 to $60,000, there is something for everyone. Additionally, a host of other important factors come into play, running the gamut from visionary technology to clean aesthetics, along with some good old-fashioned Japanese beauty and style. A prime example of the blending of Japanese elegance and high-tech movements is evident in the newest collection being unveiled this fall. The second U.S.-exclusive series Grand Seiko has brought forward, the Four Seasons, features watches that represent fall, winter, spring, and summer. In Japan, 24 mini-seasons are celebrated, but to gear the series toward Americans, the brand scaled it down to our four. The watches are also intended to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brand’s first self-winding watch: the 62GS. The 40mm cases take their design inspiration from that 1967 watch but are updated and slimmed down. The winter version features a dial crafted to ref lect snowfall, thanks to a silver-white raised pattern. The spring model has a pale pink shimmering dial that is also textured and meant to recall the cherry blossom season. These two watches are fitted with the revolutionary Spring Drive caliber, a mechanical movement with an electronic component, making it one of the most precise automatic movements on the market. The first Spring Drive was unveiled 20 years ago, after a decade of research and development.
THE ARTISTIC DIALS ARE CARVED, PAINTED, AND CRAFTED BY THE FINEST JAPANESE ARTISANS.
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Grand Seiko’s Beverly Hills store; a poster announcing the Sport Collection’s Spring Drive 20th and Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary model; a close-up of the Anniversary model, with its white crocodile band; a craftsman at work in the Shinshu studio; the Four Seasons Spring; the Four Seasons Winter.
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The summer and fall watches are powered by Grand Seiko’s mechanical Hi-Beat caliber, whose 36,000 vibrations per hour make it accurate from minus-three to plus-five seconds per day. The fall watch has a rich blue high-polished dial that denotes the fall equinox, while the summer watch’s dial is verdant green to emulate the season’s grass and foliage. Each of the Four Seasons models retails for $6,300. Grand Seiko, a fully integrated brand that makes all of its components and watches in-house, has several different studios and workshops throughout Tokyo and the outlying regions. For instance, the Spring Drive technology watches are assembled in one studio, and the Hi-Beat calibers are made in another. Yet another workshop, the Micro Artist Studio in Shinshu, specializes in the creation of the haute horology Credor minute repeater, sonneries, and pocket watches. With the same extraordinary level of care brought to the hand assembly of all of the movements and watches, the artistic dials are carved, painted, and crafted by the finest Japanese artisans. This year, backing up its Heritage Collection, Grand Seiko unveiled two new pillar collections. The Elegance line features— among others—watches with hand-painted Japanese urushi lacquer dials. The urushi is created after collecting a sap from the urushi tree that can be harvested only once each year, and then thinning and curing it over the course of another year before being able to paint with it. The new Grand Seiko Sport Collection highlights the brand’s commitment to legibility, durability, and precision, with chronographs, GMT watches, and more. “Our goal at Grand Seiko is to make fine timepieces that combine innovative modern technology with traditional Japanese craftsmanship,” says Brice Le Troadec, president of Grand Seiko Corporation of America. “We highlight this philosophy through the introduction of all Grand Seiko models and more dramatically with our masterpieces. We are seeing more appetite for luxury products here than ever before, and we are happy to cater to that demand by introducing watches that consumers will appreciate.” ■
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R E T R O R E V I VA L Designers are looking to the past for today’s most fashionforward handbags, with tophandle silhouettes resuming their place as the look du jour. Matelasse oversized hooded coat, $3,450, and printed chiffon pleated skirt, $1,650, ADAM LIPPES, adamlippes .com. Gianna oval box handbag in claret lizard, $5,695, MARK CROSS, modaoperandi .com. Chandi T-strap pump in carmine velvet, $995, ALTUZARRA, barneys.com.
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Courtesy of metallic details and bejeweled embellishments, simple styles—such as Mary Jane pumps and loafers—are going glam.
Fiak pump in white patent leather with gold cube heel, $845, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, christianlouboutin.com.
From unique takes on classic pearls to the chicest vintage-inspired purses, this season’s embellishments are all about polished luxury with a twist. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEN LAMBERTY STYLED BY JESSIE AJLUNI
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Felt fedora, $995, SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO, ysl.com. Divasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dream earrings in 18-karat pink gold and diamond, $5,990, BULGARI, bulgari. com. Top, $2,490, and skirt, $2,980, VALENTINO, Valentino Boutiques. Medium 16 bag in satinated calfskin, $4,550, CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE, Celine Soho, 212-226-8001. Izzy boot in split suede, $1,095, TABITHA SIMMONS, tabithasimmons.com.
UNCONVENTIONAL ADORNMENTS Classic pearls get a revamp in stunning hairpieces and statement earrings, showing that this once-standard gem is anything but boring.
White pearl headband, $1,395, DOLCE & GABBANA, select DG boutiques. Divas’ Dream earrings in 18-karat pink gold and diamond, $5,990, BULGARI, bulgari .com. Augusta oyster leopard printed crepe de chine top, $1,295, ALTUZARRA, similar styles available at Neiman Marcus.
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Brillant MM bag in dream hurricane vegetal and tobacco, $6,500, DELVAUX, Delvaux Fifth Avenue.
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STUNNING IN SILK
Whether worn as a head wrap or tied around the latest It bag, this versatile accent proves to be the perfect way to finish off any look.
1. Black wool jeweled skirt, $1,995, DOLCE & GABBANA, select DG boutiques. Courbette blue velvet pointy pumps with detachable black satin bow, $955, ROGER VIVIER, rogervivier.com. 2. Cognac leather mini Alibi bag, $2,290, OSCAR DE LA RENTA, Oscar de la Renta boutiques. Poppy fringe loafer 100, smooth calf in tan, $690, MULBERRY, mulberry.com. 3. Coaching silk scarf in dark blue, $425, HERMÈS, hermes.com. Wool double breasted cape, $5,490, MAX MARA, Max Mara Madison Avenue, 212-879-6100. White silk dress, $745, BOSS, hugoboss.com. 4. Selle de Dignitaire silk scarf in honey, blue, and green, $415, and Cinhetic bag in blue night calfskin, $10,000, HERMÈS, hermes.com. White silk blouse, $995, DOLCE & GABBANA, select DG boutiques.
Divasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dream earrings in 18-karat pink gold and diamond, $5,990, BULGARI, bulgari.com. Brooch, $1,400, CHANEL, available at Chanel boutiques nationwide , 800-550-0005. Cropped
bell-sleeve small checked bow blouse, $2,350, tweed jacket, $4,400, and Dior Gang kitten heel, $1,090, DIOR, Dior
boutiques nationwide, 800929-3467. Pleated skirt, $695, CLAUDIA LI, claudia-li.com.
KNEE HIGH STYLE Always an autumnal staple, kneehigh boots are getting a fresh look in bright hues and pops of prints. Earrings, $1,700, CHANEL, available at Chanel boutiques nationwide, 800550-0005. Pinga mohair turtleneck in optic white, $575, ALTUZARRA,
similar styles at altuzarra.com. Nude
tulle classic trench coat, $2,690, and pearl flower baroque hair clip, $190, SIMONE ROCHA, Simone Rocha boutiques, 646-810-4785. White boots, $1,895, BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Brunello Cucinelli,
136 Greene Street, New York City.
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Channel a dash of ’70s flair with fall’s dramatically shaped chapeaus.
Leather beret, $250, ZIMMERMANN,
us.zimmermannwear.com. Divas’ Dream earrings in 18-karat pink gold and diamond, $5,990, BULGARI, bulgari.com. Matelasse oversized hooded coat, $3,450, and printed chiffon menswear shirt, $750, ADAM LIPPES, adamlippes.com.
Hair: Yohey at De facto Inc. using Keratase. Makeup: Angela Davis Deacon at De facto Inc. using Glossier.
MEET THE MODEL
Rising star Pritika Swarup proves you can have it all.
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most respected magazines, including our very own. Not one to rest on her laurels, this budding entrepreneur is finishing her final year at Columbia University, where she’s been instrumental in founding Praetorian Management, LLC, a secondar y market investment fund that’s also the largest student-run business of its kind in the history of the school. On top of her career as a model and student, Swarup finds the time to work as an ambassador with Operation Smile.
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Lady Gaga performs during her Enigma show in Las Vegas.
WILL THE REAL LADY GAGA PLEASE STAND UP? A look at the many faces of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most versatile pop culture icon. BY ROBERTA NAAS
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Clair de Rose opaline dial watch, $2,350, TUDOR, tudorwatch.com.
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hose who follow Lady Gaga already know she is one incredibly multifaceted person. She morphs and changes as rapidly as a chameleon, underscoring her vast talents and enhancing her already dynamic appeal as a musician, actress, fashion maven, activist, and philanthropist. It was late last year that the nine-time Grammy Award w inner (and recipient of a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award) began her Las Vegas residency at the Park Theater in the Park MGM resort. Even this she did differently. Where most stars offer a single show several nights a week, Lady Gaga performs two totally different shows each week: Lady Gaga Enigma and Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano. One would be hard-pressed to decide which of her shows is better, because both offer unique glimpses into the daring and provocative artist. Created by Gaga and her team, the Enigma show is an extravagant mix of her top songs, complete with dancing, theatrical staging, and soul-searching discussions with a sci-fi-like figure called Enigma (which is actually Gaga reimagined). For the Jazz & Piano show, Gaga dresses the part, wearing costumes ranging from sequined gowns to flapper-style headdresses, and even a tuxedo, all while playing piano and singing famed jazz songs with a voice that could rival several of the originals. If you’re lucky, Tony Bennett may even make an appearance. The show is tempered with Gaga singing some of her own music, including the hit “Born This Way,” in stripped-down versions featuring different melodies. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend both concerts and meet Lady Gaga. I don’t get starstruck, having interviewed dozens of celebs in my career, but I have to say I was honestly surprised and impressed by her depth and dimension. One of the best-selling musicians of all time (with 34 million global album sales), Gaga is clever, eloquent, and funny. She is also a Tudor watch brand ambassador, naturally embodying the brand’s Born to Dare concept both on and off the stage. “The truth is, I like to be daring,” says Gaga, who often wears multiple Tudor watches on one wrist. “I think my style is ever changing. You know, from day to day, I want to dress totally different. I went through a period in my life where style, for me, was almost like shedding a skin. You know, if I didn’t feel, like, in my power in a certain way, I would dye my hair that day, or wear a wig, or change my clothes completely, and my style would just be completely different because I wanted to feel different, like a different person,” she says, adding later: “I reinvent myself because I like to. It’s interesting to me. It challenges me.” Strong-willed and entirely comfortable with who she is, Gaga seems to rise to any challenge: “I want to be someone that’s breaking rules for good reasons. So maybe that’s part of being daring— it’s breaking some rules, but breaking rules for the right reasons.” Gaga readily admits that as a child she struggled with anxiety and depression—she even talks about it in her shows. In fact, that’s what led her to create the Born This Way Foundation, which her mother heads up. The foundation is committed to supporting the well-being of young people. “You know, we’re bringing teen mental health first aid to the United States for the first time. So we’re in eight schools now. We will expand and add 20 more,” she explains. “It’s like, you get to this point, and then you go, ‘OK, I’ve made it’; I look at my Oscar, and then I go, ‘What am I going to do now to help people?’ Because that’s really what we should be doing. And you also can help people by just doing your art, but I think flaunting your fame or flaunting what you have, I think that’s a very bad message for young people. I think young people need to be inspired to be brave, to have a purpose in the world that goes far beyond on their beauty, that goes far beyond being loved for having lots of followers,” Gaga says. “I’m here to tell you that, you know, when you get to the top, what you really should be thinking about is: Why am I here? What am I doing here? And can I be daring enough to look at what I’ve done
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Gaga and piano; a behind-thescenes shot.
already, and now let’s take this to the next level, and let’s change some people’s lives.” In fact, Gaga works hard to use her artistic voice to do good and to breed compassion. And although, with her many facets, she is certainly one of the most talented female performers on the stage today, that’s not necessarily what she wants to be remembered for. “What do I hope to leave behind? You know, I actually would just like to be remembered as brave. I know that that might sound strange, but, sure, I’d love people to remember my music, remember my art, that’s wonderful,” she says. “But I think I would prefer to be remembered as brave and unafraid to speak my mind. I don’t think that God gave me this voice to be famous; I think he gave me artistry and my voice and music as a vehicle to change the world, and that’s what I really want to do.” ■
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L’Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold, $74, GUERLAIN, guerlain.com. J’Adore Shimmering Body Gel, $48, DIOR, dior.com. Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife, $36, FENTY BEAUTY, fentybeauty.com. Super Lustrous The Gloss in All That Glitters, $8.50 REVLON, revlon.com. It’s Not You nail polish, $9, ESSIE, ulta.com. Eyeshadow Palette No. 4, $160, SERGE LUTENS, sergelutens.com. Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm, $30, TATCHA, tatcha.com. 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, PETER THOMAS ROTH, peterthomasroth.com. Radiance, Magic, and Hold Gel Sérum, $63, ORIBE, oribe.com.
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Go luxe this fall by indulging in emulsions that shimmer. Add a swipe of this and a touch of that, and you’re golden. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS ZAREBINSKI STYLED BY JESSIE AJLUNI
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GLOW GETTER Spent a little too much time basking in the sun? These post-summer skin treatments will restore the youth. BY KIM PEIFFER
s much as I try to avoid the intense rays of summer making direct contact with my face—via my overapplication of 100-plus sunscreen and oversized UVA-proof hats—the sun inevitably wears my skin down, and every year I end up with damage no matter what. Fortunately, dermatologists are at the ready to tackle this come fall. From less-invasive lunchtime light treatments to more aggressive resurfacing offerings, there’s a light at the end of that sun damage tunnel. The first question to ask yourself when choosing a treatment is: How much downtime are you willing to endure? If you’re looking to save face when it comes to choosing a treatment, opt for a lighter, less-intense procedure that gets you results, sans the time off. Many doctors are a fan of skin-brightening Clear & Brilliant treatments for that reason. “A series of the Clear & Brilliant improves fine lines and pigmentation, and patients can put their makeup on right after the procedure and go back to work,” says Dr. Anne Chapas, New York City dermatologist and medical director of Union Square Laser Dermatology, which
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The Best Time to Start Laser Hair Removal
Dr. Will Kirby of LaserAway shares why this treatment is most popular in the fall. “Laser hair removal is safe and effective year-round. That said, the treatment works best when the skin in the treated area hasn’t been exposed to the sun,” says Dr. Will Kirby, chief medical officer of LaserAway in Los Angeles. “Tan skin requires us to treat more conservatively or reschedule an appointment entirely. When proper sun avoidance is adhered
to, laser hair removal works incredibly well. As a result, the unsubstantiated myth persists that treatment works best in the fall. Any treatment is actually a partnership between a clinician and a patient, so all experts in the science and art of laser hair removal agree that it’s the patient’s skin, not the weather or calendar date, that dictates a successful outcome.”
Kelly acetate sunglasses, $415, TOM FORD,
FOLLOW THE 2-HOUR RULE “Many people forget to reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming.” Reapply, reapply, reapply!
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX Don’t forget to protect your lips and ears, which DeMartino says are often burned because people forget to apply sunscreen to those areas.
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT Eating healthy helps your skin protect itself from the sun. If you notice you burn easily even while wearing SPF 30 or higher, try a healthier, more balanced diet high in vegetables, nuts, omega3-rich fish, and fruit. Foods like wild salmon, watermelon, tomatoes, pomegranate, strawberries, and fruits high in vitamin C are a great way to help your skin function at its best.
AVOID METAL SUNGLASSES “My favorite tip—which was a game changer for me, personally—is to wear plastic-frame and plastic-lens sunglasses instead of metal frames with glass lenses when out in the sun or on the beach. The plastic reflects much less sun and prevents you from getting too much on your nose and cheeks, which is a problem area for many people, even when they wear sunscreen.”
makes the procedure a perfect (and easy) post-summer skin saver. A series of treatments are recommended four to six weeks apart, depending on your skin type (your doctor will tell you how many are right for you). Chapas also recommends the Excel V laser to tackle those pesky blood vessels that may have popped up in sweltering temperatures. “It’s my go-to laser for visible blood vessels on the face,” she says. “It’s great for those little veins around the nose.” For those looking for a level up from the ground zero category (a.k.a. willing to experience a little redness and swelling for more aggressive results), the Vivace Fractional Micro Needle Radio Frequency treatment has a fan base of many doctors. This painless procedure (you can barely feel it if your doctor has applied numbing cream) combines microneedling with radiofrequency to stimulate collagen and elastin production for tighter, smoother skin and a refreshed appearance. It’s also customizable to suit your needs, whether they be to tighten or brighten skin, or reduce pore size. “It creates microchannels deep into the dermis layer of the skin to stimulate the natural production of collagen,” says Dr. Howard Sobel, cosmetic dermatologic surgeon and director of Sobel Skin in New York City. “It softens wrinkles and fine lines as well as tightens, creating a lifting effect, decreasing the appearance of the nasolabial fold. There is virtually no discomfort or downtime with this treatment, and the results are incredible.” Christina DeMartino, board-certified and state-licensed physician assistant at PFRANKMD, recommends that patients select the Pigment Protocol, a procedure that combines treatments to combat sun spots and lighten melasma, which tends to worsen in the hot summer months. Bonus points for the little to no downtime associated with the treatment. “Typically, we do a series of these procedures combined with topical treatment, spaced two to four weeks apart for more dramatic results,” DeMartino says. This is especially great for those with sensitive skin and for pigment that’s resistant to traditional treatments. Then there are those individuals who, if they go for it, want to go for it, meaning they want the most aggressive results, and downtime is worth it to them. If you don’t mind the downtime, Fraxel is the gold standard. “The Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 laser is hands-down one of the best available options for fractional resurfacing of the face, neck, chest, and hands,” Sobel says. “It’s very popular in general, but many of our patients start to request this right as the summer ends. It targets sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen.” Sobel says that since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, “it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which helps accelerate the healing process. It also resurfaces your skin and stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells.” Chapas is also a big fan. “Fraxel is a great post-summer treatment. It not only improves the appearance of the skin but also creates fresh cells that produce protective hormones, so skin is better able to resist future UV damage,” she says. “Research shows in addition to the photo-rejuvenation benefits, Fraxel may also help treat precancerous actinic keratosis.” Regardless of which treatment you end up using, make sure you find a certified professional. “It is important these lasers be administered without a tan and by a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in laser surgery,” notes Chapas. “If these lasers are administered too aggressively or with poor technique, it can result in scarring and dyspigmentation.” ■
Keep your results looking their best by avoiding contact with the sun afterward. Christina DeMartino of PFRANKMD shares her top post-treatment tips.
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Dr. Gabrielle Lyon knew by age 17 that finding root-cause solutions for wellness was her passion.
medicine, followed by a two-year fellowship at Washington University in nutritional science, obesity medicine, and geriatrics. Throughout my medical training, I kept my involvement and learning steeped in functional medicine and have been mentored by Dr. Mark Hyman.
Tell us one true success story of a client who came to you and subsequently changed their life. I have many success stories, and all have a special place in my heart. One in particular is that of a high-powered attorney who had struggled with her weight for her entire adult life. When she came to my office, she had already tried 20 different diets and read two stacks of nutrition books. She was frustrated, hopeless, and at her wits’ end. She was incredibly successful in all domains of her life, but despite her best efforts, she remained on a human hamster wheel of training hard and eating well, as many individuals do— with no results. When she came to see me, the first thing we did was address her mind-set, shifting hers from one of discouragement to one of possibility. During her visit, we did a very comprehensive workup: blood markers, including thyroid and inf lammatory markers; nutrient testing; heavy metal testing; parasite testing. No stone was left unturned. We also determined her baseline metabolism. She was found to have subclinical hypothyroidism, two parasites, and elevated levels of mercury. I ref ined her nutrition plan, addressed her hypothyroidism, parasites, and heavy metals, and within six months she had lost 50 pounds and gained newfound energy. WELLNESS
THE BEAUTY OF BRAWN New York City–based functional medicine expert Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is changing the health game with her niche in muscle-centric medicine. We sat down with the physician to learn how she’s changing people’s lives for the better.
How did you get your start in functional medicine? I graduated high school early and moved in with my godmother, Dr. Elizabeth Lipski, when I was 17. Liz is one of the original nutritionists in the movement of functional medicine. I worked for room and board in Hawaii as she saw countless patients requiring more holistic nutritional intervention and wellness. This early exposure changed the trajectory of my life and streamlined my education. At the early age of 17, I knew that finding root-cause solutions for individuals’ wellness was my passion. I went to the University of Illinois, where I studied human nutrition and vitamin and mineral metabolism under Dr. Donald Layman, one of the world’s leading protein experts. It was at U of I that I realized I wanted to make an impact on patients’ lives that involved more than nutrition, which led me to medical school. After medical school, I did two years of psychiatry and three years of family
Can you explain the concept of muscle-centric medicine? It’s the concept that muscle is the largest organ in the body and that the health and quality of one’s muscle determines the trajectory of one’s life as it relates to health. In our society, we focus on obesity and the concept of being overfat, rather than the solution, which is to deal with being under-muscled. What do you think is the most exciting thing happening in wellness at the moment? The concept of personalized medicine. Our testing is getting more advanced, and we now have the capacity to utilize genetic information in combination with blood work to determine specific strategies and interventions. While it’s still in its infancy, it allows us to dial in individual variability; for example, some supplements and medications work well for some and not for others. This has the potential to eliminate much trial and error. OK, diet: What are your thoughts? Should everyone be eating the same, or does it depend on your DNA? Through my seven years of nutritional science and the thousands of patient interactions I have had, there is one thing that I’ve seen work well for all individuals, and that is an optimal protein diet. We live in an age in which access to information is abundant; more importantly, access to misinformation is even more abundant. My initial recommendation is that individuals’ initial protein intake be one gram per pound of ideal body weight. This is backed by a large body of evidence as to the importance of protein for maintaining optimal body composition. ■
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FRESH FOR FALL Summer may be over, but autumn’s abundance of beauty launches makes us excited for the crisp new season ahead. BY KIM PEIFFER
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A former Estée Lauder exec launches a scent line. Beauty veteran Veronique Gabai is going back to her roots for her next venture. Gabai will launch a fragrance lifestyle brand inspired by her upbringing in the south of France that consists of nine unisex signature perfumes, all featuring materials harvested in the brand’s fragrance center in Grasse, France. Scent aside, can we talk about the gorgeous keepsake bottles each one is presented in? Holiday gifting needs, anyone? $290 each, veroniquegabai.com
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show. Often, I’ll receive inspiration boards or clothing fabric samples in advance to get my creative juices f lowing, but the real magic happens at the test, a few days prior to the show. Sometimes I walk into the test completely blind, so I’m carrying an entire nail salon in my Tumi bag just in case! My inspiration comes from my travels; friends who are designers, stylists, photographers, and customers; and everyday life in New York City. I love spending time with the creative geniuses behind these collections and the process of dreaming up looks to complement the gorgeous clothing they conceptualize. Each fashion week is different, depending on the shows and designers, but it’s always a joy to be able to collaborate with all these talented men and women.
The nail care mogul and manicurist to the stars brings us along on one of her typical action-packed days.
rom dashing to multiple photo shoots to personally tending to her roster of star clients, manicurist Deborah Lippmann has a schedule that’s a handful all on its own. “It’s very challenging for me, as my brand has grown, to continue to be on every shoot I’m asked to do,” says Lippmann, who moved to New York City to pursue a career in jazz before she realized her passion for nail care. “I used to never say no, but now I work in different cities around the world and have to think about how many days to be in the office and in the lab—it’s difficult to do without getting a case of FOMO! Every single day, there are demands that seem insurmountable.” Insurmountable, perhaps, but she somehow manages to get it all done. Below, she takes us through a day spent running her ever-expanding empire.
BY KIM PEIFFER PORTRAIT BY PIERRE CROSBY
6 a.m. When I wake up, I try not to check my email in bed (that is a hard, bad habit to break!), and instead I meditate for about 15 minutes. It really gets my mind in the right place for the day. Then I check my phone for emails, watch the news to know what’s happening in the world, and usually finish up a load of laundry. My go-to coffee order from Starbucks is a large iced Americano with extra, extra ice. I try my best to work out every morning—if not, I do it in the evening. I love training with David Vargas, who pushes me to my fullest. Otherwise, I may just go to Equinox or a boxing class.
8 a.m. My husband [and business partner] Jude and I recently got a maltichon puppy named Zeke, and he is a dream come true! I enjoy walking him on the West Side Highway path, since it’s close to where we live. I’ve wanted a dog for 20 years, which is another thing to handle in an already busy day, but the love he gives is everything. Once I’m home, I’ll shower and do my
morning La Prairie routine, which includes products from the White Caviar collection—their skincare is just so luxurious. I get so many compliments on my skin, and, really, no one guesses how old I am! Then I’ll throw on something black for fashion week: comfortable pants that I won’t care if they get spilled on, a tank top, a long-sleeve shirt, and a sweater around my waist. It can be either superhot or freezing backstage, so layers are key!
9:30 a.m. Time to touch base with the team to run through my shows for the day. My schedule is constantly changing, so I have to stay organized. Sometimes I’ll have multiple shows with photo shoots and other hair and makeup tests scattered in between. New York Fashion Week is always a busy time, but I try and fit in as much as I can. And don’t be fooled by the name—it’s more like “fashion three weeks” with all the preparation, meetings, and tests that go into planning the final beauty look for a
Fall Gel Lab Pro colors from Deborah Lippmann.
Call time for artists is usually four hours prior to the show. I always have an iced coffee, a green juice, and Lärabars with me in case there’s no time to stop and eat during the hustle and bustle. Backstage can be really fun when you’re working with your friends. I love seeing other artists, like Tom Pecheux and Orlando Pita, and catching up with Karlie Kloss, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Joan Smalls while “holding hands” with them—that’s what I like to call it when I’m working on their nails. Once most of the looks are ready, the models will rehearse. That’s when backstage press interviews take place, and I get to explain my inspiration for the nail look. Tons of pictures and videos for social media are being taken—it’s a very hectic atmosphere in which to get everything done before the show starts. Not to mention that I need to look my best while I juggle working on nails with creating content for my own brand channels.
6 p.m. The show begins! Usually they last less than 10 minutes. It’s crazy to think so much time and energy and creativity have been put into something that is over the second I have a chance to breathe backstage, but I absolutely love the adrenaline and seeing the final look. In the past, I’ve had the pleasure of working with designers like Jason Wu, Mark Badgley and James Mischka , Victoria Beck ham, Brandon Maxwell, and Narciso Rodriguez.
7 p.m. I pack everything up, and, sad to say, I’m
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“I HAVE BEEN BLESSED IN MY WORK AS A MANICURIST TO HOLD HANDS WITH AT LEAST FIVE WOMEN ON THE DAY THEY WON THEIR OSCAR. I CONSIDER AWARD SHOWS TO BE LIKE A WEDDING DAY FOR THESE ACTRESSES. THEY ARE SO CAREFUL ABOUT WHO IS IN THE ROOM WITH THEM.”
usually too tired to go to the after-parties! When I get home, I soak my feet in lavender, hot water, and sea salt to relax. I medit ate aga in a nd pra c tice Ha r mony um healing from what I’ve learned working with Renata Spironello at Naam Yoga. Let me tell you, self-care is real! Last, I have to completely rearrange my kit—which can look like a bomb went off—to start fresh the next day. I spend about a third of the
year traveling, whether it’s for HSN; to Europe for my retailers; to Miraval in Arizona, Austin, and Orange County, where I have my own Deborah Lippmann Nail Salon; or to Los Angeles for editorial shoots or red-carpet season. It’s always different, but that’s what keeps it so interesting and fun. I look forward to New York Fashion Week every time, because I get to stay and work in my home city! ■
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MODERN ARCHITECTURE WARMS UP Residential architecture styles and stylishness—are evolving right along with the way we live. BY MARCELLE SUSSMAN FISCHLER
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raditional shingle-style houses, long pegged as the Hamptons look, are out. Forward-looking contempora r ies, w ith broa d stretches of retractable glass, high ceilings, and f lat roofs outf itted as decks, have become the rage. In Miami, Los Angeles, and the Côte d’Azur, tileroofed Mediterranean structures have similarly lost cachet to flat-topped contemporaries featuring stone walls and aluminum louvers with a wood look. The new, warmer aspect is now the style du jour in luxury enclaves and coastal communities worldwide.
Natural light filters into a modern home in Cape Town. ABOVE: A bedroom with a view in a mountainside Cape Town house.
“Interest in modern or modernist architecture is more evident than ever, with more new homes being designed and built in this style in the Hamptons, across the country, and internationally,” says Nick Martin, a Hamptons-based architect who designs luxury estates and other high-end spaces in New York, the Caribbean, and Portugal. Traditional styles of architecture “created homes that are inconsistent with the way people live today,” says Greg Truen, director at SAOTA, an award-winning architecture firm based in Cape Town, South Africa, that designs thoroughly modern houses across North America, Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Asia. “Contemporary architecture allows much more meaningful connections with views, external spaces, and gardens.” In Bali, SAOTA—mindful of the tropical climate—created a resort-inspired split-level indoor-outdoor retreat with covered outdoor spaces, pavilions, and terraces. A stone plinth on a modern home built into a Cape Town mountainside is topped by a vertically slatted aluminum box with a bark-esque finish that lets natural light filter like a large shade tree over a mid-level terrace. Though the first modernist villas emerged in 1930s Europe (followed quickly by others elsewhere), traditional designs still dominated. In the past decade, contemporary architecture came to the
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fore in places like California, South Florida, and South Africa, where indoor and outdoor living can be integrated more easily. In colder climates, particularly in Switzerland, modern designs took off when “technology allowed for open, interconnected spaces, surrounded by glass, to be heated efficiently,” Truen says. In Cannes, France, contemporary homes in the hills make “the most of those sensational views over the azure water, with flowing accommodation and a beautiful infinity pool,” says Jack Harris, an associate with real estate consultancy Knight Frank. “They are a firm favorite with international buyers.” Tropical modernism is all the rage in Miami, where architectural styles have evolved from the early-1900s Mediterranean Revival to Art Deco’s streamlined, rounded corners to 1950s Miami Modern, known as MiMo, followed by a Mediterranean resurgence. But now, “Mediterranean is virtually dead, and every buyer wants contemporary,” says Dina Goldentayer, a Florida-based agent at real estate powerhouse Douglas Elliman. “At every price point for a waterfront home, the buyer prefers modern,” says Goldentayer, who specializes in Miami Beach’s ultraluxury marketplace. “It’s been a good two years since I’ve shown a Mediterranean home.” Buyers prefer modern’s high ceilings and foldaway glass walls that facilitate “true indoor-outdoor living.”
Among her listings is an $18.5 million, 9,000-square-foot house designed by architect James Wall, with a sculptural facade, a pool off the second-floor master bedroom, and an 18-by-18-foot cantilevered glass box overlooking an aquatic atrium and Biscayne Bay. “Today’s Miami Modern is the antithesis of the original movement,” Wall says. “We are moving away from the white box more. It’s becoming a warmer and warmer modernism.” Miami’s tropical modern is inf luenced by Latin America and Mexico. Structural engineering and design also takes hurricanes and sea rise into account, Wall says. In Los Angeles, a $28 million, 10,000-square-foot modern spec house by celebrity home developer Michael Mueller offers Hollywood Regency f lair. The contemporary has a black stone and stainless steel facade with sword-shaped LED lights illuminating columns. Fluid living spaces open uninterrupted to outdoor lounges, a semicircular infinity pool, and panoramic views. As Marc Noah of Sotheby’s International Realty, the property’s listing agent, says, what is desirable now are “homes that are contemporary, but not your standard cookie-cutter modern contemporary. It doesn’t have to be bigger or have more amenities; it has to have a unique and attractive look and design and feel.” In other words, the rules of traditional architecture don’t apply. ■
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Inside a $28 million spec house in L.A.; an indoor-outdoor retreat in Bali; the L.A. home’s stainless steel facade.
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Blue Book Collection necklace sketch; the 18-karat- yellow gold-and-diamond necklace itself; Tiffany & Co.’s Richard Moore; the exhibit’s hydrangea room.
alking into the Tiffany flagship store on Fifth Avenue is always a memorable experience. From the moment you approach that legendary facade and step through the doors, it’s like being transported to another world. On this particular occasion, during a rainy afternoon in June, the kind of day that manages to make even the most glamorous of city streets feel shabby, the usual awe is circumvented by the desire to be out of the weather. But walking past the glass cases on the first floor toward the elevator bank, surrounded by glittering bursts of light reflecting off these precious pieces, a sense of childlike wonder begins to permeate the air. Five floors up, we are greeted by our first room, the very reason we’ve braved the downpour and the Manhattan traffic. Within it is an artfully displayed Lucite cabinet filled with Tiffany & Co.’s pride and joy: the latest debut of the iconic Blue Book Collection. A series of rooms follows, each one more fantastical than the next, from a mirrored birch forest with sparkling creations nestled within the tree trunks to a stunning room filled with f loor-to-ceiling blue hydrangeas that have jewelry twinkling through the blossoms. You feel as if you’ve found yourself on the other side of the looking glass, fully embracing the magic that is Tiffany. So when the opportunity arose a couple of weeks later to speak with the man behind the exhibit, Richard Moore, Tiffany & Co.’s vice president of global store design and creative visual merchandising, we leaped at the chance to chat about everything that goes into such an astonishing presentation.
Can you share a little about the process of designing the exhibit for the Blue Book Collection? We wanted to create a space that felt a bit like being Alice in Wonderland, going past this cabinet of curiosities and then entering into a magical dreamlike area. Because the beauty of nature inspires the collection, the idea was to take that and twist it to create an immersive experience for the guests that celebrates each of the pieces and highlights them across the different rooms, with different experiences. The intent was to create an environment that feels
Tiffany & Co. celebrates the 2019 Blue Book Collection Tiffany Jewel Box with a spectacular showcase of curiosities.
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BY JESSIE AJLUNI
FROM TOP: The Blue Book Collection exhibit’s forest room; a flower brooch in platinum and 18-karat yellow gold with diamonds in shipping crate vessel; Kendall Jenner, a face of Tiffany & Co.; earrings in 18-karat gold with imperial topaz and diamonds.
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In your opinion, what are some of the standout pieces from the collection, and how did they inform your design process? The thing that’s remarkable about this year’s collection, and new from previous years, is the idea of these incredible vessels. We made the cabinet of curiosities that is the first room of the press preview, where each of these spectacular pieces of jewelry comes with its own container, whether it’s an envelope made of sterling silver, a mason jar, or a birdhouse. The idea of creating physical objects that, from a display perspective, give the pieces of jewelry a context and an environment to live within or adjacent to speaks to an extension of our craftsmanship and heritage at Tiffany. The fact that these vessels have been made in our hollowware shop in Rhode Island—labored over for many hours to create these amazing pieces—just adds such an incredible dimension to the jewelry, this idea of something that is almost a keepsake, something that is so precious you’ve put it into a jar or you have slipped it into an envelope. I think that tells a wonderful narrative for the importance of these pieces. And then to make them in sterling silver and gold just adds to the value and the splendor of the jewelry pieces.
As you mention, nature has played a huge part in the design of this collection. Why do you feel that fine jewelry and natural elements pair so well together? From the time of our founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, to the organic forms of Elsa Peretti, Tiffany has had this incredible history and heritage using natural motifs. It is very much a central theme of so many of our amazing collections. For jewelry, there is an instinctive femininity to it, a beauty that has a slightly magical quality. I believe you can see that reflected in the pieces from this year’s Blue Book, and hopefully we were able to amplify that and explore it abstractly, designing the physical space for the exhibit.
The installation was so magical. What was your favorite room? And which was the most challenging to create? The forest room is the most memorable in many ways, because I think it’s just such a great experience. It feels like being in an enchanted forest, and then you have these fantastic pieces embedded within a tree trunk that create an amazing visual perspective. I love the hydrangea room, but that was probably one of the most complicated to create because of sourcing the custom artwork and the f loral component and keeping that alive within the installation. The team has done an amazing job of taking one idea and really wrapping an entire space in it, or embodying a feeling or an emotion and creating an entire space around that. ■
like you are not in a store in New York, but are instead in a forest or a bank vault or an installation of hydrangeas. That idea of being able to take people out of the everyday and create something exceptional and unique and exciting is what jewelry is about. You know when you put on a piece from the Blue Book Collection it transports you, it is transformative, and it takes you to another world. That is the intent of the space.
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As impressive as its performance is the 2020 Continental GT’s handcrafted character, BY STEVE SILER
THE BEST BENTLEY EVER?
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the road with the 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible; inside Bentley’s EXP 100 GT concept car; a bird’s-eye view of the EXP 100 GT.
e’ve been doing this quite a while,” said Cath, looking over her glasses at me w ith a w r y grin. Her eyes returned to the swath of leather draped over the rim of a steering wheel as she slowly pulled strands of thick black thread through tightly spaced piercings in the blue and cream leather strips. One of just three individuals tasked with sewing Bentley’s steering wheels back in 2010, the year I visited the factory in Crewe, England, where Bentleys have been assembled since 1946, the affable sexagenarian—who I understand has since retired— said that each of them knows the others’ work: “Put any of us in a Bentley made in the last 30 years, and we can tell you which one of us sewed its wheel together.” That’s what institutional knowledge looks like at Bentley Motors. It’s also exactly the sort of thing from which hand-built automobiles derive their indelible sense of warmth. But this was before the company added hundreds of new craftsmen and craftswomen to handle exploding sales, particularly on account of its Bentayga SUV, plus the technological developments that have brought new driving assistance and convenience features to the 100-year-old brand. So as I gripped the hand-stitched wheel of a third-generation 2020 Continental GT W12 coupe, followed shortly by a stint in a 2020 Continental GT Convertible V-8, I wondered if the influx of new blood, new ideas, and new technology had diluted that ineffable, organic character that has characterized Bentley cars for most of its history.
A PROPER GT Stylistically, the new Continental GT borrows much from its two predecessors, its signature fastback roof line, sweeping fenders, ovoid lamps, and wide chrome grille all brought forward in a carefully evolved fashion. But, particularly in person, the new Connie appears slinkier, more set back, more planted, more voluptuous, almost enveloped by its wheels. And it is all those things—the front wheels sit nearly half a foot farther forward in the body; the engine sits lower and rearward, thus elongating the nose, lowering the hood, and achieving proper GT proportions. The coupe’s lovely pillarless side windows remain, and chrome ring around the cabin of the convertible continues to define the ragtop’s countenance. New super-formed aluminum front fenders—“wings,” in Bentley-speak— are not only fluted and creased, but they also wrap around the entire front corner of the car, fully containing the gorgeous, etched “whiskey glass” headlamps, for a cleaner look and greater aerodynamics.
F A N TA S T I C A L F U R N I S H I N G S Intimate yet open, sleek yet warm, tech-laden yet welcoming, the Continental GT’s contemporary cabin is, in my opinion, Bentley’s best ever. Sybaritic delights abound, naturally, from heated, ventilated, back-rubbing seats—with “neck warmer” vents on convertibles—to zillion-watt sound systems, multi-zone ambient lighting, and inebriatingly fragrant leather that covers everything that’s not polished or machined metal or some sort of screen. Newfound elegance comes by way of diamond-in-diamond leather quilting, with 712 stitches in each diamond, optional dual-wood veneers, and up to 20 knurled metal knobs and bezels.
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Happily, whether I was casually cruising or canyon-carving, that divine sense of handcrafted uniqueness was omnipresent, as though everything I touched, from the dash-top stitching to the lacquered veneers to the faceted knobs, and certainly the steering wheel, contained the hidden signature of the person who fashioned it. Sure, it exudes sex appeal, prestige, and high performance. But for me, the most impressive aspect of the new Continental GT is how close it brings you to the people who created it. ■
Bentleys have long been known for their composed ride and formidable power, but with 200 fewer pounds, better distribution of the weight that remains, and an allwheel drive system that operates in rearwheel drive until slippage occurs, the new Continental demonstrates eagerness more akin to a Ferrari than a Phantom. Precision is remarkable. Grip is outstanding. Even the steering has life to it, a rarity among cars of this sort. While Bentleys have always been satisfying, high-speed interstate sleds, these are the first Continentals I went out of my way to drive on mountain roads. And apparently, I wasn’t alone: Not two weeks following my test drives, the Continental GT set the world record for production cars at the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race. As before, Continental GT coupes and convertibles offer a choice of eight or 12 turbocharged cylinders under the bonnet, and, as before, the V-8 is both more efficient and more entertaining, with its gutt u r a l e x h a u s t not e a nd a s t out 5 42 horsepower. The 626-horsepower 12-cylinder is all new and delivers a breathtaking shove when provoked, all in eerie silence. From a standstill, highway speeds are just 3.5 to four seconds away, and Bentley claims that, given enough f lat road, the 12-cylinder Continental GT can reach an eye-watering 207 mph.
Does Julep paint look gold or green? Would two-tone leather and dualwood trim look too busy? Should I order the convertible with the new twill fabric roof? Are there any off-the-menu features I should consider to make my Continental GT really one of a kind? The 2020 Bentley Continental comes in more than 80 paint colors, with eight wheel choices, 15 primary and 11 secondary leather hues, eight veneer materials, and carpets that match or contrast with the leather. And that’s just what’s listed on the menu. Indeed, the Continental GT’S color, trim, and equipment combinations offer a nearly infinite number of ways to make a Bentley awesome. But a little guidance could help, right? If only you could call up someone to tell you what works and what doesn’t… You know, like the car’s designer. Who’s to say you can’t? That’s right, Bentley’s new Co-Creation service puts customers in contact with members of its design team—perhaps the very designer of their new Bentley-to-be—to help them decide what features to add, which to skip, and what colors and textures to apply to it all. We all know how cars can take on certain characteristics in one color and look completely different in another, and while Bentley’s online configurator is one of the best, having access to designers who understand the car’s nature, inside and out, seems worth exploring. By access, we’re not talking about a cursory phone call or email exchange, but rather a true co-creation process that will allow designers to stay involved for as long as it takes. The service is offered through local Bentley dealerships, and best of all, there’s no charge for the advice.
Perhaps my favorite new feature, however, is a motorized rotating infotainment display, which presents the high-def touch screen on one side, with more formal analog instruments—chronograph, compass, and exterior temperature gauge—on the other. Not everything is new, though: The Continental retains the delightfully analog pushpull, organ-stop-style vent shutters that have graced Bentleys since our friend Cath was a kid. With so many ways to customize the fitments, you may need to consult the car’s designers for help (see sidebar), but regardless of color and trim choice, the new Connie offers a sheer sense of occasion without rival in the GT market today.
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Read rare correspondence from stars like Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda in this notable collection. Letters, memos, and telegrams tell the behind-the-scenes story of classic Hollywood.
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AUTUMN AND SMOKE Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to see tequila and mezcal for what they are: sophisticated spirits worth drinking long after summer is over. BY WILLIAM PELKEY
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2 ounces mezcal 2 ounces grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed 1 ounce lime juice 1 ounce simple syrup 1 splash sparkling water 1 lime wedge 1 grapefruit wheel
Chile Lime Salt* • 2 tablespoons flaky sea salt • Zest of half a lime • 1⁄8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder Combine the salt, lime zest, and chili powder in a shallow dish. Wipe the rim of a cocktail glass with a lime wedge, then roll the rim in the salt mixture. In a shaker filled with ice, combine the mezcal, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and simple syrup, and shake for about 10 seconds, until shaker is cold. Pour into the salt-rimmed glass, and top off with sparkling water and a few ice cubes. Add grapefruit wheel for garnish. *The salt recipe makes enough for about 6 drinks. If you’re having a party, simply scale up the drink recipe to your number of guests.
Produced in small batches and aged for a minimum of two and a half years, Don Julio 1942 tequila is handcrafted in tribute to the year that Don Julio González began his tequila-making journey. Rich caramel and chocolate notes are what you first notice, then comes the taste of warm oak, vanilla, and roasted agave, finished by a lingering oak and rich vanilla. Don Julio 1942 retails for $170.
CASAMIGOS MEZCAL Made from 100 percent espadín agaves in Oaxaca, Casamigos’s joven rests up to two months and is balanced and elegant, with hints of tamarind and pomegranate aromas, followed by herbal tones of fresh mint and dried oregano. Delicate notes of smoke and black pepper lead to a long, silky finish. Casamigos Mezcal retails for $73.
MONTELOBOS MEZCAL This is an unaged joven mezcal that has been crafted to achieve perfect balance and complexity, with its sweet and caramellike overtones, the fruity and pungent notes obtained by complex fermentation, and, finally, the smoke notes imbued by the pit. Anise, banana, pineapple, agave espadín, asparagus, and smoke are what you experience first, leading you into the taste of roasted agave, vanilla, peppers, and firewood. The refined, balanced smoke, chili, and hint of dark chocolate linger with your very last sip. Montelobos Mezcal retails for $50.
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Mezcal comes in three categories by age: joven (blanco or abacado; zero to two months), reposado (two to 12 months), and añejo (a minimum of one year). Tequila is also rated using three age categories: blanco (silver or plato; zero to two months), reposado (two to 12 months), and añejo (one to three years). Here are three fine examples to try—and a recipe for good measure—for those long fall evenings by the firepit.
he kayaks are put away, and the cottage by the lake has been closed up. But just because summer is behind us and we’ve traded our swim attire for cozy sweaters doesn’t mean the transition is unwelcome. With the changing colors of the leaves come crisp nights in front of a warm fireplace, or maybe you’re lucky enough to be gathered around a campfire with a few good friends. Although you might hark back fondly to those cold, sometimes frozen tequila drinks enjoyed while lounging around the pool or with your toes in the sand, don’t despair. Fall is the perfect season for tequila and mezcal, and the party can continue well into winter. Both tequila and mezcal are made from the harvested core of the agave plant, otherwise known as the piña. Mezcal refers to any agave-based liquor. This includes tequila, which is produced in specific regions of Mexico and must be made only from blue agave. Tequila is a type of mezcal, much the way scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey. But that is where the similarity ends. Tequila usually has a smokier profile than mezcal, but that doesn’t mean that mezcal is left out of the party if you add a smoked honey or smoked simple syrup—say, made with a heavily smoked tea such as Lapsang souchong—to create some fantastic cocktail creations, like the Black Dog, the Mezcal Negroni, or the Smoked Dove. The smoke flavor can also add a different approach to some of the classics, like the Spicy Basil Margarita and the Bloody Maria.
COCKTAIL CORNUCOPIA Create the ultimate home bar this season with an expert curation of autumnal libations.
Mount Gay XO The Peat Smoke Expression
Mr. Black Coffee Amaro
Craigellachie 31 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Russell Henry Dark Gin
Bib & Tucker Bourbon
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Oriente Italiano round flat platters in porpora, iris, malachite, and citrino, $175 to $255, RICHARD GINORI, richardginori1735.com.
Rococo Revival giltwood mirror, $1,582, SHACKLADYS ANTIQUES, 1stdibs.com.
The dining room from the Holiday House Soho.
TO THE MAX Design darling Sasha Bikoff on how to tackle this over-the-top trend. BY JESSIE AJLUNI Take one look at designer Sasha Bikoff’s impressive portfolio, and you can see the effortless way she marries design styles. Known for her eclectic use of color and careful curation of vintage gems, she has fast become one of the rising stars of the interior design world and has caught the eye of clients including Versace, as well as a who’s who of Manhattan elites. Of maximalism, fall’s musthave decor trend, Bikoff says: “This aesthetic is about combining many different themes, time periods, patterns, colors, and cultures into one definitive space, where you allow your emotions and passions to drive the design, breaking preconceived rules of proportions and color.”
The key to this trend is really to decorate with the things you love. Do not take design too seriously, and have fun! —SASHA BIKOFF
Set of eight assorted rainbow glasses, $995, LA DOUBLEJ HOUSEWIVES, modaoperandi.com.
Abbas dining chair in emerald green velvet, $2,730, AND OBJECTS, 1stdibs.com.
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Fondo Marino cabinet, $11,000, FORNASETTI, fornasetti.com.
Melt stand chandelier in gold, $5,555, TOM DIXON,
A stairway in the Kips Bay showhouse created by Bikoff.
Your home should tell a story about who you are. Surround yourself with oddities and curiosities that describe that idea.
Louis XVI bust candle, $250, CIRE TRUDON, trudon.com.
Abyss rug, sizes 79x118, $4,540, and 98x138, $5,940, ROCHE BOBOIS, roche-bobois.com.
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Borocco patchwork sofa, $22,000, VERSACE, versace.com.
To keep a consistent feeling to a design, connect all the different styles through your use of color. Velvet cushion with angry cat embroidery, $1,650, GUCCI, gucci.com.
L.A. Sunset tables, sizes small, $2,971, medium, $3,265, and large, $3,750, GLAS ITALIA,
Adam Brody has moved beyond playing the awkwardly charming love interest.
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From the thriller Ready or Not to the politically charged series Mrs. America, former teen idol Adam Brodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new projects are expanding his reach. BY K ASEY CAMINITI
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creative instincts. “I would combine comedy, a little violence, tragedy, as well as larger-than-life sets. I think I’ve gotten more sophisticated with my storytelling over the years, but at heart I am still very much a little boy, and I just want to play with dinosaurs. It’s about merging those two things.” Before Brody can create sophisticated stories starring dinosaurs, he will be featured in the upcoming FX limited series, Mrs. America, as part of an all-star cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, John Slattery, and Elizabeth Banks. “I am very excited to work with all of these incredibly talented and charismatic people,” Brody says of his upcoming cast mates. The period drama will follow the 1970s political battle surrounding the Equal Rights Amendment, a fight that was eventually lost. “With everything in our society and the shift we are going through, nothing is more relevant right now,” Brody says of the timely subject matter. “It’s an honor to be able to take part in that conversation on such a big stage. It’s such an important conversation.” A lthough some celebr ities ca librate how politica l they appear in public, Brody had no hesitations about joining the project’s cast. “I’m not totally prepared to give a dissertation, but I will say that in terms of today’s politics, this is just disgusting and it is terrifying.” Taking a stance and using your platform to showcase your opinion is something Brody holds close to his heart. “Everyone has to find their own balance, but if you have a microphone or a lot of Twitter followers, as far as I’m concerned now, if you’re not using that to speak for change, then I have no time for that.” It was during these moments of our conversation that I could feel Brody becoming more passionate. At this point he offered his first and only mention of The O.C. “I understand that of the people who follow me on Twitter, half of them are O.C. fans from Brazil. But fine, you follow me, so here’s a New York Times article for you. Read it or don’t, at least you’ll scan the headline. I try to amplify some of this stuff. That’s not to say that I do remotely enough, but I am certainly concerned.” After having no social media presence for a long time, Brody decided to create his own Twitter account in 2017 to show support for his friend Justin Kanew, who was running for Congress. Since then, Brody has actively taken to Twitter to promote his various projects as well as political opinions from different news outlets. “I try not to tweet everyday. I’ve erased so many tweets that were just pure hate–pure anger. A lot of it is retweets of people who I follow that can say it better than I can.” From the thriller Ready or Not to his return to television with Mrs. America and a repeat appearance on Single Parents, which stars his wife, Leighton Meester, Adam Brody is proving he’s more than a teen heartthrob. And we’re listening to what he has to say. ■
here are certain television shows that can define a stage in your life. Especially before the instant gratification of Netf lix and Amazon Prime, waiting an entire week for the next episode of a television show to air allowed viewers to become fully invested in a show and even more so, a character. For me, I vividly recall watching Gilmore Girls as a pre-teen and admiring the delicate balance that Rory Gilmore str uck bet ween being a book wor m a nd a sha r p tongued teenager. A few years after that, The O.C. became the cinematic soundtrack of my teens, with rebellious Marissa Cooper as the first track. Adam Brody’s roles in each of those series—on Gilmore Girls in 2002 and 2003, and The O.C. from 2003 to 2007—have served as many people’s Rory Gilmore and Marissa Cooper. His portrayal of Seth Cohen on The O.C. captured the hearts of viewers across the globe so effortlessly that there is still a loyal fan base surrounding the sarcastic and loveable character. Since then, Brody has expanded his reper toire beyond play ing the awkwardly charming love interest. In Aug ust , he sta r red opposite Sa ma ra Weav ing, Ma rk O’Br ien, a nd A nd ie MacDowell in the unexpectedly hilarious thriller, Ready or Not. “Blood works better as a surprise,” Brody says in response to my reaction to Ready or Not. “I once did a mov ie called Cop Out with Bruce Willis and had the joy of being in a shoot-out with him. He said to me, ‘you can never have too much dirt, blood, and sweat.’ I’ll always remember that.” While his character in Ready or Not boasts layers of moral conf lict, understated wit, and emotional torment, Brody humbly credits his performance to the sweat. “Sometimes good makeup is half the battle,” he says self-deprecatingly. The truth is that Brody’s endearing sense of humor is selfcritical but the 39-year-old actor genuinely cares about his roles and the strategy that goes into making his characters’ decisions. “I love talking about the creative process as much as doing it. I like blocking a scene as much as I do filming a scene,” Brody says. “I love to go over a scene with another actor and director and make choices as a team about what feels right in terms of moving here or there.” So, is a behind-the-scenes gig in the future for this onscreen heartbreaker? Maybe. “I love music, I love cinematography, I love acting, and I love set design. Being able to weigh in on all the creative things that go into a story seems thrilling and I would love to do it as some point,” Brody admits. I ask what type of project he would want to work on and the answer feels like a colorful piñata bursting through the phone, serving as a testament to Brody’s
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With a new grassroots initiative, superstar Janelle Monáe is looking to empower women across the globe. BY K ASEY CAMINITI
‘Y Janelle Monáe fetes her Fem the Future initiative.
ou can still see my eyes, right?” Janelle Monáe is donning her signature tuxedo-style ensemble, paired with chic cherry-colored sunnies. The powerhouse activist, artist, businesswoman, and mogul is about to host an intimate dinner celebrating her partnership with Belvedere Vodka, but also more than that: the future. “What does a beautiful future look like to you?” This is the conversation that Belvedere and Monáe are striving to excite with Monáe’s grassroots initiative, called Fem the Future. “We want to bring more opportunities to women, trans women, and those who identify as such in music and film,” Monáe says of the partnership’s goal. The celebrated star has found massive success in both of those areas with her latest album, Dirty Computer, and films such as Moonlight and Hidden Figures. As her platform grows and her own voice becomes more and more influential, Monáe has made it her mission to shine the spotlight on others. “Sharing the mic. That’s what a beautiful future looks like,” she says. “It’s about giving those who are systemically marginalized an opportunity to voice the things they need to feel empowered.” Monáe’s demeanor is graceful, eloquent, and genuine. As she points to her limited edition Belvedere bottle, she notes that the layers on the label’s design are representative of the layers we have as human beings. “When we pull back our layers, we get the chance to show our authentic selves,” she says. “That can be inspiring for other people to uncover more of their truth.” Whether one sees Monáe onstage, on-screen, or in person, she exudes an intoxicating confidence that allows her to share her voice and incite change, start conversations, and inspire others to do the same. “Oh, yes, I wake up like this every morning,” she says sarcastically of her self-confidence. “It can be a daily struggle for some of us, including myself. You have to actively choose to have confidence.” Monáe admits that she is able to speak so
Monáe with chef and CEO LaForce Baker (left) and artist Amanda Williams; at the Belvedere Vodka event.
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passionately and strongly about her work because she truly believes in every project and initiative she attaches herself to. “Belvedere knew of Fem the Future, and they wanted to know how they could support it and help support women in the entertainment industry,” she says of the partnership’s inception. From her perspective as a creative icon in the music industry, Monáe says she has never seen more women championing other women: “It is a really positive thing. You have some women who are helping evil men and being coconspirators with men who are abusing their power, but there are a lot of women who are about collaboration over competition, and I’m one of them.” Outside of her film production company, Wondaland Arts Society, her Fem the Future project, a new role in the second season of Homecoming on Amazon Prime Video, her partnership with Belvedere—and more—Monáe says she does have a top priority for her ideal beautiful future. “I’m evolving as an artist and as a businesswoman. I don’t know what 2020 holds, but I’m focused on meeting interesting, like-minded folks and cultivating new ideas,” she says. “And figuring out how I can get as many people to register to vote as possible.” ■
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A Haitian landscape at sunset.
HAITI: BACK FROM THE BRINK “With less than one percent of Haiti’s original forest left, the country is on the verge of a potential ecological collapse,” says Wes Sechrest, Ph.D., GWC’s CEO and chief scientist, who is also on the Haiti National Trust’s board of trustees. “We knew we needed to take action to protect the country’s unique and threatened species, many of which are found only in Haiti. Global Wildlife Conservation has partnered with Haiti National Trust to directly protect, manage, and restore this high-priority conservation site in an effort to begin to turn the tide of centuries of unregulated environmental destruction.” In a historic move, GWC joined forces with Rainforest Trust, Temple University in Philadelphia, and local NGO Société Audubon Haiti, in addition to Haiti National Trust, to establish the first private nature reserve in Haiti, with generous support from the Sheth Sangreal Foundation. The acquisition of more than 1,200 acres on Haiti’s Grand Bois mountain in southwest Haiti marks the first step in what will be the purchase and management of a network of private nature reserves in the country.
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GUARDING THE FUTURE OF LIFE ON EARTH Global Wildlife Conservation forges
partnerships to shield crucial realms of wildlife in Haiti and Honduras.
Mirroring what has happened across the island nation, the forests of Grand Bois are being cut for building materials and burned for charcoal in the course of slash-and-burn agricultural practices. Despite these encroachments, however, at least 50 percent of the original forest above 1,000 meters of elevation on Grand Bois has survived intact. Over the past seven years, S. Blair Hedges, Ph.D., director of Temple University’s Center for Biodiversity, and Société Audubon Haiti president Philippe Bayard have led two expeditions to Grand Bois. During that time, they’ve documented 68 species of vertebrates, including 16 amphibian species, giving the area the distinction of being home to one of the largest groups of frog species in the Caribbean. Their discoveries included three entirely new frog species, along with the tiburon stream frog, which had not been spotted for more than three decades, despite intensive search efforts. The expeditions also identified Grand Bois, in Haiti’s Massif de la Hotte mountain range, as a hot spot for biodiversity. In response, the government of Haiti recognized the area as a priority for conservation, confirming the critical need to protect the area, which it designated as a national park, Parc National Naturel de Grand Bois. The local community has supported efforts to maintain the natural “water tower” of the forested mountain—a marked contrast to the deforestation of nearby peaks, which has resulted in landslides and a lack of controlled, clean water in natural forests. Haiti National Trust is now working to implement a forest management and restoration plan for Grand Bois Nature Reserve, with funding from GWC and Rainforest Trust, and to raise support to eventually build a network of private nature reserves.
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taving off the staggering loss of biodiversity recently predicted in the U.N.’s Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, as that alarming summary made clear, will require more than a piecemeal approach. Protecting the world’s wildlife—and our own future—will demand a holistic strategy to conserve the swaths of habitat around the world that are home to the most diverse communities of threatened species, the plants and animals that play a critical role in their ecosystems, and ultimately in the overall health of the planet. Luckily, both government and private organizations are stepping forward to meet the demand. The work of Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) pinpoints and prioritizes the globe’s highest biodiversity areas, regions of the world with exceptional concentrations of unique and threatened species. GWC is a founding member of the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership, established by 12 organizations to identify, map, and conserve the most crucial sites for these important reservoirs of life on earth. Two recent success stories in GWC-affiliated wildlands underscore the vital role of habitat protection, not only for the f lora and fauna that live there but also for the people that share their home, the cultures preserved there, and the increasingly vital efforts to curb climate change through nature-based solutions.
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A spiny green frog; the tiburon stream frog; a newly discovered Grand Bois leaf frog.
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The Rapid Assessment Survey team in Honduras; a spider monkey; a venomous eyelash viper; the official bird of Honduras, a scarlet macaw.
LIKE HAITI’S MASSIF DE LA HOTTE, THE MOSKITIA’S UNIQUELY VARIED WILDLIFE HAS EARNED IT A DESIGNATION AS A KEY BIODIVERSITY AREA, A PLACE CONSIDERED CRITICAL TO THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET.
A lush Honduran valley; a cattle ranch in Honduras; a great green macaw.
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Meanwhile, more than 1,000 miles away from Haiti, the government of Honduras has announced its commitment to ending the destruction of the Moskitia rain forest—a place of legend and one of the world’s last strongholds of an incredible diversity of wildlife. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Moskitia has faced a number of threats over the past 15 years, a list that includes illegal land grabbing by cattle ranchers, wildlife trafficking, and organized crime. The result: a decimation of 30 percent of the region’s forests. The Honduran government has brought GWC and WCS in to help plan the protection of the Moskitia, home to a number of indigenous territories and the site of a recently uncovered ancient ruin thought to be La Ciudad Blanca—the White City, also known as the Lost City of the Monkey God. The groups’ strategic actions for preservation will include removal of all livestock and the eviction of illegal cattle ranchers from the core area of the Moskitia, the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve. “It is, of course, important to protect the archeological sites, but essential not to forget about everything across the landscape, because it’s all interconnected and interdependent, ” says Chris Jorda n, Ph.D., GWC ’s C entra l A mer ic a a nd Tropic a l A ndes coordinator. “The Moskitia is Central America’s second-largest rain forest, one of the last wild places in the region, and it contains expansive areas of primary forest that are critical to both wildlife and to the cultural survival of the region’s indigenous peoples. As an intact, primary forest, it also has a large carbon-storing capacity that plays an important role in the mitigation of climate change.” Like Haiti’s Massif de La Hotte, the Moskitia’s uniquely varied wildlife has earned it a designation as a key biodiversity area, a place considered critical to the health of the planet. It is a safe haven for a number of wildlife species—many of them threatened or endangered—including the Baird’s tapir, the giant anteater, the harpy eagle, the jaguar, the Geoffroy’s spider monkey, and the national bird of Honduras, the scarlet macaw. During a recent twoweek biodiversity survey by Conservation International, the team documented more than 760 species, including a fish thought to be new to science, a tiger beetle previously believed to be extinct (and limited to Nicaragua), and a pale-faced bat, a species that had not been observed in Honduras in more than 75 years. “It’s incredible to think about what more we could find there during a longer expedition, and unsettling to think what we might lose if we don’t start working to reverse recent trends in deforestation due to the expansion of cattle ranching,” Jordan says. Happily, that thought has spurred action—and the laying of a crucial foundation to protect the future of our world. ■
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Explora Peru and eminent chef Virgilio Martínez come together to celebrate the Sacred Valley’s gastronomic identity.
hanks to Virgilio, and now thanks to Explora, we can show the world the research we’ve done,” local farmer Manuel Choqque enthuses in the Quechua language as the wind blows across sundrenched cornfields. I’m in the Andean highlands of Peru’s Chinchero District to view the staggering variety of native potatoes Choqque grows before observing how this and other local produce is cooked over fire, or baked in the earth of the windswept plateau. Choqque has been working on recovering a miscellany of heritage potatoes for the past 15 years. He now cultivates more than 350 native varieties, which aren’t like any potato you’ll see at home—these tubers come in a multitude of shapes, all imbued with cultural significance and saturated with inky red, yellow, and purple pigments, which by good fortune are exceptionally rich in nutritional value. One is shaped like a puma’s paw; the chasca potato mirrors a star; and then there’s the “one that made your daughter-in-law cry,” which takes its name from the tradition dictating that a wife-to-be must immediately peel the potato given to her by her future mother-in-law in order to prove she’s ready for marriage. This deep-rooted cultural connection is typical of the parallels drawn between the diversity of produce and fertility of the land and the area’s rich heritage and Incan-informed identity. For Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez, this journey began in 2013, when he established the Mater Iniciativa with a team of researchers. Together, the multidisciplinary group endeavors to seek out unknown ingredients from across Peru. This native produce is then showcased on the creative menus of Martínez’s Lima-based restaurant Central (currently number six on the Eater.com World’s 50 Best Restaurants list), highlighting the range of ecosystems and elevations across the nation. Martínez has worked closely with Choqque since embarking on this ambitious venture, and now Explora is coming aboard to connect more people with the land. This partnership gives guests of Explora’s Sacred Valley eco-lodge the chance to experience the territory through excursions, local ingredients, and Incan cooking. And with travel companies like Latin Routes integrating explorations into their Peru itineraries, these culinary connections have never been more accessible.
The modern lodge’s high-ceilinged, wood-beamed restaurant now features menus created by the illustrious chef, and several excursions are being developed to shine a light on the local gastronomy. Martínez will even make appearances several times a year to host the immersive experiences. Martínez introduces this partnership and Explora’s new culinary concept at a cocktail reception in the open-air courtyard of the lodge’s colonial spa house amid the smell of wood smoke and the crackle of an open fire. “Since day one, we had a feeling we were doing something amazing,” he begins. “This is about the food we see here in the Sacred
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Explora’s Sacred Valley eco-lodge; chef Virgilio Martínez; a selection of Martínez’s dishes; cultural activities are on Explora’s itinerary.
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A suite in the eco-lodge; a Peruvian excursion; the view from the dining room; the swimming pool at the eco-lodge; heritage potatoes are farmer Manuel Choqque’s specialty.
Valley. It’s about the ingredients we get from Andean producers we have known for years. None of the produce will have traveled far. You can’t re-create this food in Lima. You need to have it here. By sharing what’s happening in the Sacred Valley, Explora is highlighting a food culture that’s usually invisible.” The lodge will focus on the same local ingredients as Martínez’s nearby restaurant Mil, which launched last year, but the menus here are designed for day-to-day dining—you can expect dinner at Mil to last three to four hours. “We are just using a different format,” Martínez explains. “It’s a different way to experience the food.” The seven-course tasting menu we dine on that night incorporates dishes of cured trout, avocado, and potatoes from the town of Huanta; duck ceviche with black quinoa and the Andean lupine tarwi; and chapla, a regional bread made from purple and piscorontu corn, with rib steak and the Peruvian herb sauce huacatay. Lima beans and “mushrooms of extreme heights” come with the black beaded algae cushuro, followed by the heartiest dish of the night, a
tender cut of pork neck with honey and chilies, accompanied by side dishes of purple potatoes and petal-strewn tubers and roots. The meal comes to a close with fruits from the surrounding land with huacatay ice and a dessert dubbed Cacao Quillabamba, an indulgent combination of chocolate textures from the cacaoproducing town for which it’s named. Each course comes plated on artisanal Peruvian ceramics and is paired with wines from vineyards such as Doña Ana and Viña Casa Marin, in Peru and Chile. The following morning, we depart for the archaeological site Moray, which, located at around 11,000 feet, is believed to have been an agricultural laboratory used by the Incas to experiment with crops in different microclimates. It’s from these ruins that we continue on to the potato fields of the renowned farmer who stands among the local food heroes to whom this new partnership pays homage. ■ TR AVEL TO E XPLOR A SACRED VALLEY ON THE LUXURY PERU AND CHILE ITINERARY WITH LATIN ROUTES. LATINROUTES.CO.UK
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After a hurricane threatened the island’s unofficial title of most glamorous Caribbean vacation spot, St. Barts has rebuilt, and it’s better than ever. BY KIM PEIFFER
efore my very first visit to the island of Saint Barthélemy, the Car ibbean hot spot wa s something of a mystery to me. Celebrities flocked there on holiday like they f lock to Steak ’n Shake after an awards show, and I always envisioned it as the Caribbean’s version of the Hamptons: Everyone who’s anyone vacations in St. Barts. So it seems my vision was pretty accurate. When Hurricane Irma tore through the island in 2017, it leveled almost everything. But one thing the storm didn’t steal was the island’s spirit. And so it rebuilt. I visited shortly after the hurricane and saw the insane damage. Then, this summer— two years later—I made a trip back, and I fell in love with the place all over again. The upcoming winter will no doubt be one of the best yet on St. Barts. Below, the top five reasons to visit this French gem.
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T H E L U X U R Y H O T E L S Many of the island’s top hotels, unfortunately, suffered hurricane damage, but a lot of them took that as an excuse to redesign and reimagine their properties. Le Sereno, nestled on a private bay, recently reopened following a complete property rebuild with all-new waterfront suites right on the ocean (some with fabulous outdoor tubs and private outdoor spaces), as well as an expanded spa featuring Valmont products. Later this year, the highly buzzedabout Eden Rock hotel will also open its doors following a complete renovation.
Le Sereno resort; gourmet bites at Grand Cul de Sac.
Some Caribbean islands aren’t necessarily known for their cuisine, but St. Barts sings a different tune. The island is packed with incredible restaurants, and the service, much like the fare, is impeccable. For a scenic yet delicious meal, head to Bonito in Gustavia to take in the gorgeous ocean views at sunset. Then saddle up for the cocktails—they’re definitely Insta-worthy. For a low-key, beachy vibe, book a table at Grand Cul de Sac on the private bay of the same name. It’s steps from the sand and has a feel that invites you to get cozy—and stay all night. Warning: You might just do that, because the custom cocktails are quite snazzy.
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THE SHOPPING Every time I visit the island, the challenge remains the same: Lie on the beach and soak up every second of sun, or venture into town and stock up on finds from all those adorable French boutiques. Downtown Gustavia is chock full of them, and they’re nothing short of fabulous.
THE VIEWS I’m a big runner anytime, but nothing compares to the glory of a jog up and down winding hills, with picturesque views of the ocean in the background. (Sure beats my usual morning runs on an NYC treadmill while staring at a cement wall.) There are also tons of hikes, including one of my favorites, Lookout Point, that gets you to Colombier, which is among the most beautiful beaches on the island.
THE PROXIMIT Y TO OTHER C A R I B B E A N I S L A N D S Not that you ever want to leave St. Barts, but it’s quite extraordinary that you can bounce around to multiple islands via boat
or charter plane in less than an hour. I highly recommend tacking a few extra days on to your trip and boating over to the charming island of Anguilla. Turquoise waters and powdered-sugar sand await, as does the incredible Malliouhana resort and spa, which also underwent a renovation after Irma. From beachy-keen ocean-view suites to the brand-new spa (set to make its debut this holiday season), everything is luxury at its finest. Book a sunset cruise and sail around the bay on a chartered boat while you sip cocktails and watch the sun sink into the horizon. serenohotels.com, aubergeresorts.com/malliouhana ■
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The pool at Malliouhana resort; the town of Gustavia, St. Barts, at sunset; the lobby at Malliouhana resort, Anguilla.
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OFF THE BEATEN PATH Western adventures meet luxury in Moab, Utah.
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BY KIM PEIFFER
FROM FAR LEFT: Sorrel
River Ranch; the Lodge at the resort; dishes at the ranch feature produce sourced from on-property gardens and local farms.
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any would envision a weekend at a dude ranch as anything but luxurious (cue dusty cabins and cold metal dinnerware). But your weekend of being one with nature can very much include stellar service and a five-star experience. Near a sleepy town deep in the canyons of Utah, on a ranch nestled smack-dab on the Colorado River amid expansive green pastures and red-rock cliffs so stoic they look fake, lies Sorrel River Ranch, an upscale resort that marries an authentic experience in nature with all the luxuries of a five-star resort. The 240-acre riverside oasis lies in a storybook setting, with stunning views of the surrounding mesas coupled with the calming sound of river rapids flowing by as you sip your morning coffee. The Western-style ranch fits perfectly inside its mecca of red-rock canyons, yet its 55 rooms and suites boast unexpected modern amenities. Flat-screen TVs adorn the sitting rooms (not that you’ll think about watching Netf lix for even a second once you arrive), and each cabin comes with its own private porch and kitchenette, giving you that private-suite feeling on the property. Don’t miss out on the benefits of your room’s claw-foot hydrotherapy tub after a long day of hiking. With close proximity to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, the upscale yet laid-back dude ranch provides adventure programming by water, land, and air— such options as off-roading, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and skydiving—as well as wellness activities like riverside yoga and spa treatments that range from essential oil aromatherapy to signature massages. Slated to open this fall, Sorrel River Ranch’s new mercantile market will offer all the provisions a guest needs to survive their Western adventure, including locally sourced produce from the property’s own gardens and local farmers for ultra-fresh salads, and sweet and savory pastries, breads, and buns baked daily for sumptuous sandwiches to take out or enjoy on the wraparound porch. Ice cream, old-fashioned candy and cookies, kombucha, and Utah’s own honey, jams, and salsa—with a focus on organic snacks and beverages—will be available, along with farm-fresh milk and eggs on the grocery shelves. For those looking to enjoy indoor dining, the ranch excels at farm-to-table cuisine at its River Grill and features innovative cocktails at Epic Bar. The real takeaway here? Sorrel River Ranch is in the middle of nowhere, yet other than needing to jump in a car to head to the mountains for a hike, you’ve got absolutely everything right at your disposal. sorrelriver.com ■
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Clive Owen’s focus moves to the stage with the debut of his new play. Women’s fashion gets the celebrity treatment, modeled by actress Adria Arjona. This Is Us star Justin Hartley delves into the show’s sweet success. Plus: beautiful baubles and more...
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Owen is good. And oh, so watchable. He can enliven even a minor role. Take his cameo in Ricky Gervais’s series Extras. Owen’s scene is him postcoital with a prostitute. But when presented with his costar, Owen takes one look at the actress and spews, “I’m not very happy with this… I wouldn’t pay for that.” And when that extra is switched out for another, he interjects, “Oh, f*** off! I’m Clive Owen. That’s mental!” It’s a sliver of a scene, but it’s pitchperfect. It solidifies the actor’s comedic dexterity as someone who sees the lighter side of life. There is also a singularity to Owen. His very first film was an English road movie called Vroom! back in 1988. There was only one snag to this big-break moment: Owen couldn’t drive. On the first day of shooting, the actor had to admit he didn’t even have a license. But instead of quitting, he took lessons on the side. From globally recognized franchises to caustic indies, Owen’s résumé is packed. For every King Arthur and Bourne Identity, there is an elegant period piece, say, Gosford Park or Elizabeth: The Golden Age. He can do buoyant comedies—The Pink Panther— alongside moody features—Closer and Croupier, the noir thriller that helped make his name in America. Later this year, he will play the ruthless boss alongside Will Smith in Gemini Man, directed by A ng L e e a nd c ow r it t en by G a m e of Thrones’s David Benioff. “The amazing ONE MIGHT SAY CLIVE OWEN IS A CONTRADICTION. He has all the attributes of a leadthing about doing a film like Gemini Man ing man—he’s charismatic and tall, with soft blue eyes, floppy hair, and a booming voice. is that Ang Lee is at the forefront of everyAnd yet there is something understated and everyman about him. You could almost imagthing that is happening technically in film ine an alternate reality with an alternate Clive, in which he worked at a law office or ran and is very aware of everything that is posstrategy meetings. He is exceptionally warm, gracious, and accessible, until he isn’t. He sible,” he says. “But at the same time, he is a has a charm that can cut through any tension, but he can still deflect any probing journaltrue artist. So if you are going to do a film istic inquiry with his deep laugh and curving smile. of this scale and on this kind of subject It’s interesting to speak with an actor at this stage of his career, long past the days of matter, he is the perfect person.” auditions and tedious callbacks. “I work all the time, as much as I want,” Owen tells me, On the subject of perfect candidates, when I ask if he ever feels pressure to constantly stay in the limelight and keep up with this back in the early 2000s, the rumor mill industry known for its mosquito-like attention span. When we speak, he is three-quarters began to hum that Owen was on his way of the way through a run on the West End stage, performing eight times a week in the leadto being named the next James Bond. It ing role of the Tennessee Williams play The Night of the Iguana. It’s his first time front and seemed to fit: His roguish charm, his Engcenter on the London stage in 18 years. lish accent, and he does look at ease in Confined spaces have an inherent drama, and in this Williams play, the setting is the black tie. But it never came to be. It’s such veranda of a battered hotel in the Gulf of Mexico in 1940. Owen and the two female leads a lingering notion that Owen is still asked are caught up in various stages of desperation and despair. Approaching it from a 2019, about 007 in practically every interview post–Me Too perspective, the plot raises a few questions. Particularly the part of Shanhe does. non—performed by Owen—who, among his checklist of failures, finds himself embroiled with a naive American girl just shy of her 17th birthday. When I ask Owen if he had any reservations about the role or the message of the play, he bats away my scrutiny with ease. “The character in the play is not holding anyone up as a role model,” he says. “No one is saying that the way Shannon behaves is something that anyone thinks is OK. The play’s not about that. It is about troubled people that are flawed and living in desperation. You’re never going in there saying that what Shannon does is to be held up as the right thing to do. That is not what the play is. Amazingly, the audiences who come, they seem to totally come on the journey with it. The beauty of Tennessee Williams’s writing is that he is writing about the gray areas.” In a way, there are gray areas in Owen’s own career, as he has consistently resisted any pigeonholing or typecasting. He’s not simply a matinee idol, an action star, an indie darling, or a romantic lead—although he could have been any of these. 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“WHAT I HAVE LEARNED IS THAT THE BEST CAREER MOVE IS JUST TO BE GOOD. BEING GOOD IS WHAT PEOPLE REACT TO.”
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What I wanted to know was not so much how 20-year-old gossip continues to affect him, but, as we move into yet another era for the franchise—the hiring of sizzling screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the possibility of a black female 007—what was his take? “I’m not following all that because the whole hype around that is always a wave of something and ‘This is the next thing. And this is the next thing.’ And then it will be what it will be. I think it’s important to keep up with the times, and that franchise has always managed to keep going through different eras, and you have to be smart to do that. I think there is an opportunity there to make some great decisions and to push it into the next stage.” Worlds away from dry martinis and suave special agents, Owen grew up in a working-class family in Coventry, about two hours from London, as the middle child of five brothers. His father was a country and western singer who left town when Owen was just three. The two remain estranged. His mother worked as a railway ticket clerk and remarried swiftly. The arts weren’t a huge focus at home, but at school, Owen was cast as the Artful Dodger in a production of Oliver! and something clicked. His academic record was murky, and Owen spent two years on the equivalent of welfare after leaving school. But through it he found a local youth theater, applied to one—arguably the best—drama school in London, was accepted, and suddenly everything changed. Looking back on it, Owen isn’t sure whether it was harder then or now for actors of diverse ethnicities and classes to break into the industry. “What I do know about, because I think it would have affected me, is that the process of a young kid getting into acting school now is very different.” When Owen was one of the 17 students accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, alongside Ralph Fiennes, he did a three-minute Shakespeare speech, a three-minute modern piece, and that was that. “Now you have to do five recalls, you dance, you improvise, you sing, and I look back and think, Would I have got in under this sort of structure and system?” We will never know for sure, but I can’t help thinking that this is precisely the type of humility, that sense of self and searching, soulful spirit that makes Owen the quality actor he is today. Owen is always looking outward and toward the next big thing. “There is an awful lot of stuff being made, especially with the whole explosion of TV work,” he says. “Now, whether that at some point bursts, I don’t know, but certainly at the moment it feels like it is a pretty good time to be an actor.” ■
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Red Alert WITH A NEW FILM OUT THIS FALL AND HER FIRST COUTURE FASHION SHOW BEHIND HER, ACTOR ADRIA ARJONA IS A WOMAN ON FIRE.
AT PIER59 STUDIOS, WHERE WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE DAY’S shoot, actor Adria Arjona sits serenely at the makeup station, a bastion of calm in the storm of equipment being set up and clothing being frantically unpacked. I was captivated by her effervescent personality and natural sense of style. The half Puerto Rican, half Guatemalan beauty grew up in Mexico City traveling around with her musician father. She says of the experience: “He would play gigs at bars, and we would tag along, or he would go on tour, and you’d be living on a tour bus. That was my childhood—very artistic, free, and bohemian.” It had a profound impact on her own personal aesthetic. “I got to meet all kinds of people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds,” she says. “It helped me look at fashion in a way that was a little bit out of the box;
it was a way of expression, as opposed to just what’s in style at the moment.” Her individualist ideas about fashion have carried over into her choice of movie roles. Now starring in the Netflix original 6 Underground, directed by action movie guru Michael Bay, the story features Arjona as an emotionally damaged medic to a team of vigilantes gathered together by a mysterious billionaire played by Ryan Reynolds. Arjona says what drew her to the role was that “she was a strong woman—not a tough one, but a strong character who is also flawed. I don’t think I have played that before. I thought there was some level of realism there that I wanted to discover.” With Hollywood and the fashion industry clamoring for her attention—she recently attended her first couture show, by Dior—Arjona is on the cusp of some pretty exciting things. We can’t wait to see her star rise. —JESSIE AJLUNI
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THIS IS US STAR JUSTIN HARTLEY OPENS UP ABOUT FAME, THE TYPE OF PERSON HE HOPES HE IS, AND THE GIG THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE.
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on our particularly balmy West Hollywood shoot day, but Justin Hartley is cool as a cucumber on set, even when modeling wool sweaters on the roof-deck of our studio as the sun sinks into the Hollywood Hills behind us. As I would come to find out by spending the day with him, that’s just how he rolls. The 42-year-old star, whose most notable role to date has been playing triplet Kevin Pearson in the hit TV drama series This Is Us, was once just your average struggling actor until his talent and determination eventually catapulted him into the limelight. (It also doesn’t hurt that he is very tall, incredibly handsome, and looks like a Ken doll with his shirt off.) Back in the beginning of his career, he says, “I didn’t have bills, I didn’t have anything. I got into a truck and drove to L.A. Now, when I look back on it, I’m like, ‘How the hell does someone do that?’” Hartley spent years climbing his way up the proverbial career ladder, landing parts in series including Smallville, Revenge, and The Young and the Restless, when one day he got a call that would change his career permanently. “I got ahold of that script, and it’s the greatest thing I’ve ever read,” he says. “I mean, I had to do it.” Clearly, his intuition was spot on. Now wrapping production on the show’s fourth season (it returns to NBC September 24), Hartley waxes poetic about how grateful he is to have a role in the series. The best part of being on This Is Us, among the many, he says, is by far the people.
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“I HAD A RUN AS A SUPERHERO, AND I AM KIND OF DYING TO DO THAT AGAIN, BECAUSE THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO, AND I WASN’T REALLY A MAN.”
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“If you look at the opportunity the show has given me, the eyeballs on the show, the wonderful story line, the writing; I think everything about the show is great. And as lucky as I am to be a part of that, the people behind it—and I am not kidding—I’ve never quite met a group of people that are dedicated and gifted, but are genuinely wonderful, smart, caring, thoughtful, inclusive human beings, every single one of them,” he says. “If you’re not that, then you’re not going to make it in that environment on the show. Going into season four, there is this idea that we are all kind of protecting this baby, and the baby is the show.” The hardest part about being on such a beloved series? Keeping the spoilers at bay, which the actor says is a full-time job. “If I really shared the spoilers, everyone would be like, ‘I didn’t wanna know that!’ and then everyone would hate me,” he laughs. “They don’t really want to know! From the time we start filming in July to when it airs in September is a tough one, so I keep the scripts and circle back to make sure I know what the audience has seen last.” When I ask him what similarities he shares with his character, Kevin, he takes a giant pause as he thinks the answer through. “I hope people say that I am as dedicated as he tries to be, and I hope that they would say I care about my family as much as I think he cares about his family,” he says with true sincerity. “I think I am in the same ballpark, but I think Kevin is really good at taking care of other people, and I think sometimes that is the problem. I wish he would put himself in that category as well, because sometimes he forgets to take care of himself.” As he continues to ponder, he goes on: “I hope they would say they think I am thoughtful about them, that I think about them, that I try to take care of them, that I am good at, I hope—giving good advice.” But he notes there are also stark differences between them. “I think he has a hard time being alone. I think his mind starts to wander, and he starts to do laps around what the actual reality is, and I think he has that sort of insecure, kind of always-tryingto-prove-himself thing hanging over his head. He’s not as comfortable being in his own skin as I am, for better or worse,” he laughs. “Plus, he’s a cheater, and I am not. I don’t know if he’s a cheater anymore, but you know how they say, ‘Once a cheater always a cheater’? I just have never been that guy, ever, so that is a big difference, and I think that says a lot about the character of someone.” Hartley, who has been married to wife Chrishell Stause since 2017 (his first wife was his Passions costar Lindsay Korman, to whom he was married from 2004 to 2012), is clearly a relationship
guy, unlike his romantically troubled character. So one has to wonder what fans who see him on the street are most likely to shout at him. “It depends on the time of night; it depends how many cocktails this group has had,” he says with a laugh and an oversize smile. “The people are always very nice, and if you come around people who have had a few drinks, they’re going to be a little more vocal about what they’re screaming. They might scream, ‘Manny!’ They might scream, ‘Kevin!’ They might scream, ‘Justin!’ But all good stuff!” Outside of happy hour, he says, it’s incredible to hear stories from fans about how the show has affected their lives. “During the day, people will come up and tell me how the show has changed their relationship with their son or with their dad, or helped them come to peace with a death,” he says. “That’s the incredible thing. You work, in my case, almost two decades to get something like this, and when you do, you realize the impact it has on other people is just something I guess I didn’t think about.” Despite the serious characters he’s played recently, expect to see him change things up in the years to come. “I had a run as a superhero, and I am kind of dying to do that again, because that was a long time ago, and I wasn’t really a man,” he says. “I’ve had so many life experiences since then that I think I could bring a whole other level to that, and I love the idea of grounding a character that is based on a comic book or cause. The stories are incredible; the art is incredible. To be able play a quoteunquote ‘superhero’ but make it so damn relatable that people that walk among us watch it, being like, ‘I am fill-in-the-blank,’ right? That would be fun!” That, and a good old-fashioned romantic comedy. “Nothing wrong with a rom-com!” he says. But he circles back with more thoughts. Throughout our interview, thoughtfulness is front and center with every sentence he utters. “Honestly, if I could just continue to just get lucky, or whatever This Is Us is for me, to continue to play these characters that are layered and wonderful—that would be the dream,” he says. “Just keep getting jobs like this. That’s the goal!” Beyond his professional bucket list, one thing trumps everything else on the roster of what’s important to him personally: his 15-year-old daughter, Isabella, who stopped by our photo shoot to take a few snaps with Dad. “The most important thing to me [in the world] is that I would love to see my daughter fully grown with a family, happy as hell,” he says. “Nothing else would matter.” ■
The interior dining room at Flowers Vineyards & Winery, in Northern California.
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Attention, NorCal road-trip aficionados: An ideal weekend escape can now be had in Healdsburg, thanks to Joan and Walt Flowers, founders of Flowers Vineyards & Winery. Replete with a hospitality house designed by San Francisco– based firm Walker Warner Architects (of Menlo Park’s Coffeebar), the 15.5-acre resort-like estate includes a winemaking facility (deploying 100 percent native yeast and minimal intervention), an outdoor wood-fired oven, and an educational culinary pairing program headed up by chef Jamil Peden of Campo Fina and Woodfour Brewing. flowerswinery.com
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Since the 1960s, the Drake Oak Brook has been a refuge for city-weary Chicagoans and tourists alike, logging in such notable guests as England’s Prince Charles, crooner Frank Sinatra, and golf legend Arnold Palmer. Originally built as the sister property to the iconic Drake hotel in the city, the resort has undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation and rebranding. With 154 newly designed rooms, a restaurant, a bar and whiskey lounge, and a host of fitness options— including tennis, bocce, and cricket, as well as a gym— there’s no shortage of activities to participate in at this palatial retreat. thedrakeoakbrookhotel.com
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A series of exciting new art exhibits will be coming to the Windy City this fall. “WHAT CAME AFTER: FIGURATIVE PAINTING IN CHICAGO 1978–’98” SEPTEMBER 14–JANUARY 12 Organized by internationally renowned local artist Phyllis Bramson, the collection will feature pivotal works of the Chicago Imagists movement. Bramson says of the exhibition, “Many have struggled with understanding and processing the term ‘Chicago Imagism’ since it was first used in the early 1970s, including artists that built on the ideas of their peers or sought to break free from expectations of that legacy. What Came After better defines and celebrates this later generation of artists, which have been called third generation Imagists, Post-Imagists, and the Chicago School.” elmhurstartmuseum.org “FROM HERE TO THERE” SEPTEMBER 23– JANUARY 19 This multimedia showcase, curated by the Spertus Institute, will feature four Chicago contemporary artists: Linda Robinson Gordon, Ellen Holtzblatt, Lilach Schrag, and Michelle Stone. The collection, inspired by the natural world, is set to evoke the concept of Lech Lecha,
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A new French gastronomic experience has come to the Loop. The latest offering from Well Done Hospitality, François Frankie is a dining spectacular, featuring delights that include a modernized take on French classics such as escargot à la bourguignonne and foie gras torchon. Created by chef Mike Sheerin, of another one of our favorite Chicago eateries, Taureaux Tavern, the venue serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week with an extended brunch menu over the weekend. Entirely on par with the food is the restaurant’s stunning decor, featuring original ombre murals in a sophisticated color spectrum of jewel tones and metallic, as well as a gorgeous custom-made carousel bar. We’re sure this restaurant will have tourists and locals alike flocking in for some influencerworthy photos. francoisfrankie.com
a Hebrew phrase from the third parashah that translates as “go forth.” The artists will be experimenting and stretching boundaries of their artistic practices with works that will include drawings, paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations. spertus.edu “TETSUYA ISHIDA: SELF-PORTRAIT OF OTHER” OCTOBER 3–DECEMBER 14 The Wrightwood 659 gallery will collaborate with the Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofía, in Madrid, to bring the first retrospective exhibition from acclaimed Japanese artist Tetsuya Ishida to the United States. The collection includes some 70 paintings, drawings, and notebooks from the artist, and showcases some of Ishida’s most prolific pieces of work depicting the hardships of everyday life in Japan during a time of nationwide economic recession. wrightwood659.org
Starlings in Late Afternoon by Robert Lostutter from What Came After: Figurative Painting in Chicago.
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AHEAD OF THE CURVE Modern-day Renaissance woman Felicia Ferrone endeavors to define beauty through the art of design. BY JESSIE AJLUNI
This desire to serve up function but also make that object aesthetically pleasing is what first drew Ferrone to designing housewares. “I long to capture and inspire these special social moments where friends come together to celebrate, and do so with extraordinary pieces to enhance the experience.” No collection from her tremendous body of work showcases this more incisively than her May line. Designed around her favorite month, it reflects a time when the season transitions from spring to summer, and longer days mean more gatherings around good food and drinks. fferronedesign.com
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n award-winning architect, housewares designer, and professor, Felicia Ferrone is the definition of a jack-of-all-trades. Born and raised in Chicago, she graduated from Miami University, Ohio, and then moved to Milan, where she worked under some of the city’s most prominent design luminaries, including Antonio Citterio and Piero Lissoni. It was there that she first began to develop her own unique style. Ferrone describes the experience of living in the Italian city as one where she “began to realize how the different disciplines of architecture and design overlap, how the roles of commerce and design history are intertwined, and how the artistic process and the final outcome must be in balance. Milan taught me how to see and be inspired.” It’s this global attitude that has led Ferrone to become one of the visionaries of the design community, as well as the director of graduate studies in industrial design and a clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Never one to settle on a single career path, she has also created a thriving glassware and furniture business. “I try to give my creations both qualities of form and function without insisting that one overshadows the other,” she says. “I also make pieces that live in the present. While we see a lot of design referencing past eras or riffing on particular vintage details, I try to keep my focus on the form as an expression of today and the future.”
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Two chic, contemporary lodges are coming to town this fall.
The luxurious Hall Arts Hotel takes cues from its perch in the Arts District, a bastion of contemporary architecture that houses three museums, two theaters, a symphony center, and an opera house. Commissioned sculptures by international artists command attention in the hotel’s public spaces, and stylized photographs of the district and performers are sprinkled throughout. Ten arts-themed suites present sweeping views of the colorfully lit Dallas skyline. Developer and arts patron Craig Hall promises the glass-and-steel tower will pamper guests with warm hospitality epitomized by Ellie’s, an informal modern American restaurant named for his late mother. Naturally, the boutique hotel will serve distinguished Napa Valley cabernets produced by Hall’s wife, Kathryn. hallartshotel.com Virgin Hotels Dallas rises a few miles away in the Design District, a booming neighborhood of interior design showrooms that’s percolating with new restaurants and apartments. The country’s third Virgin Hotel evinces the brand’s paradigm of a modern social club. The Commons Club restaurant, bar, and meeting ground buzzes day and night, and the Funny Library Coffee Shop and workspace is stocked with quirky reading and games. The rooms, or “chambers,” in Virgin lingo, actually span at least two rooms in length and swaddle guests in patented ergonomic lounge beds with built-in backrests. Virgin also takes dog-friendliness to the max, furnishing best friends of all sizes with dishes, treats, a bed, and a bandanna. virginhotels.com
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NorthPark Center keeps upping the retail ante. Saint Laurent just debuted, and this season brings Dolce & Gabbana, Golden Goose, Isabel Marant, and Brazilian stiletto king Alexandre Birman. Plus, the nation’s second AMC Dreamscape—an immersive virtual reality adventure theater—is due by September. northparkcenter.com
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SCULPTING SOCIETY The allure and clientele of Nardos Design stretches from New York to Alaska. BY HOLLY HABER
avish frocks abound in Nardos Imam’s fashion confectionary, their French and Italian textiles so opulent they almost overwhelm the eye. Women driving by the boutique on Preston Road often spin their heads around to view the frocks in the window, and they vow to stop in. Yet most of these elegant designs serve as mere inspiration for the house specialty—bespoke, exclusive dresses for special occasions. “What we do is one of a kind,” explains designer Imam. “It’s all about the vision. I dream for others about what they want in life. I dream about the woman standing in front of me.” Most of the Nardos designs are sculptural, some expressing the idea via elaborate structural underpinnings, others through cut or color. They all start with beautiful textiles that may be enhanced with custom beading, embroidery, and prints.
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“I’m like a hunter—I love fabric,” Imam says. “I look for color, texture, and what the fabric can mold to be. Color invites you; it gives meaning, and it’s essential to shape. It sculpts the design.” In 1997, at age 17, Imam left her family in Eritrea and moved to Dallas to seek a better life than her repressive home country could offer. She’s come a long way since her first job as a cashier at McDonald’s—a concept so foreign that she had to take home all of the product packaging to memorize it. Imam studied fashion locally at El Centro College and gained industry experience at the designer bridal salon at Stanley Korshak, where her own clothing sparked interest from clients. She’s operated her label since 2009. “I’m not a sexy designer—I’m not about the boobs and butts,” she explains. “I’m about being feminine and wearing it well.” When a young bride or deb demands a deep, plunging neckline, Imam gently reminds her that her father will be by her side, and what might he see? “I tell them they have to live in it, not only standing in the mirror,” she says. “You have to be concerned with what will happen in society.” Her atelier prefers a six-month window to create a custom piece, but has recently introduced a seasonal ready-to-wear line of “everyday pretty dresses” that can be made to order within two weeks. Prices for this collection open at $500 for a top and rise to $3,500. “We’re excited to see what it’s going to bring,” Imam says. “It’s done well so far in-house, but we haven’t marketed it yet.” nardosdesign.com
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POLISHED TO PERFECTION Beauty mogul Maryam Naderi opens her latest venture at the C. Baldwin hotel. BY JESSIE AJLUNI
FROM TOP: Paloma Salon; entrepreneur Maryam Naderi; RMS Beauty nail polish in Killer Red.
found in nail salons, so many times the feedback is simply “the air smelled so clean,” because I think people are so conditioned to noxious fumes. We offer great beverages options, seasonal polish colors, and safe yet results-oriented facial care products in a calm and inviting space. What are your hopes for the future of the salon? Our goal is to be able to offer the Paloma experience to many more clients. A personal ambition of mine is to have a teaching facility where we can train and educate nail technicians, because I’ve come to respect and admire how hard people in the beauty service industry work. It no longer holds true that you have to do 10 acrylic sets in a day to make a decent living. At Paloma, our team earns a fair income doing what they love in a clean and beautiful environment. That, in addition to having clients tell us that they can’t even imagine going to a strip mall nail salon, is more rewarding than I could ever explain to anyone.
Can you tell us a little about the new store? The look will feel very Paloma-like. However, we’ve put careful thought into ensuring that the space feels appropriate to the C. Baldwin and the female-forward legacy the hotel represents. It will be stunning, luxurious, and a refuge for the downtown woman looking for a place to relax at the end of a hard day’s work. How would you describe the Paloma experience? Our team of nail techs and aestheticians love what they do, and that really shines during the nail and facial services. Our space and products are free of harmful chemicals that are commonly
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ake one step into a Paloma salon, and you can instantly tell the space is unlike any other nail shop around. From the gorgeous, bright, and airy decor to the extensive nontoxic polish curation, the space feels at once inviting and luxurious. That is, perhaps, why only a few years after its launch, the business founded by entrepreneur and management consultant Maryam Naderi will be opening the doors to its third location in September at the C. Baldwin hotel. What sets Paloma apart from its contemporaries is the brand’s commitment to using only clean beauty products free of toxic chemicals. The idea was born out of Naderi’s frustrations with the beauty offerings in Houston. As she says: “After a long day, I wanted to be able to go to a clean, consistently great, aesthetically pleasing nail salon and just relax—one that I could book online and show up at knowing my appointment would start and f inish on time. There were so many things I wanted out of my bimonthly nail habit that just didn’t exist. So I created it.” Below, Naderi shares what to expect from the newest salon and for the future of the brand. paloma-beauty.com
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The team behind Space City favorite BCN Taste & Tradition is bringing its latest culinary venture to the River Oaks District. Partners Ignacio Torras and chef Luis Roger have created MAD, a Spanish-inspired gastronomic experience honoring the food culture of Madrid. With delicious bites including a rotating menu of paellas and a highly curated selection of gins, this restaurant will offer international experiences to Houstonians without requiring the airline miles. madhouston.com
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The Houston Ballet has come a long way since it debuted with a modest 16-dancer troupe in 1969. Now the nation’s fifth-largest ballet organization, with a slew of accolades and critical acclaim under its belt, the company is on the cusp of its most exciting endeavor yet. Starting in September, the 2019–2020 season will pay homage to 50 years of creativity, with a showcase set to display the innovative talent that has inhabited the company’s stage over the last half century. With iconic works such as Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty in its lineup, as well as compilations from some of the world’s best choreographers, this season is one not to be missed. houstonballet.org
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Coming in September, the Menil Collection is bringing some Aussie culture to town with its latest exhibition, “Mapa Wiya (Your Map’s Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale.” Reflecting the long history of traditional craftsmanship of the indigenous peoples of Australia, the pieces highlight work created after the 1950s and include more than 100 contemporary paintings, shields, and traditional log coffins known as larrakitj that together form one of the most significant collections of native art currently on display. menil.org
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Virgil Abloh’s banner year continues. Between DJ sets at Coachella and Movement, his first museum exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and being Louis Vuitton’s men’s artistic director, he’s found time to open his couture streetwear label, Off-White, at Wynn. The only place in the West featuring Abloh’s diverse and daring ready-to-wear gear and accessories, Wynn is also hosting Abloh as a headliner at Encore Beach Club on September 13 and again at XS Nightclub on October 11, where he’ll perform as “White Coffee.” wynnlasvegas.com
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Cirque du Soleil may call its latest show at Luxor its first live-action thriller, but think of R.U.N more as Cirque du Soleil for adrenaline junkies. R.U.N likens itself to a four-dimensional action movie, complete with physical feats and a
story line written by one of Hollywood’s great action directors, Robert Rodriguez. Two tribes battle it out in the gritty Las Vegas underground, taking audiences on an immersive cinematic and theatrical journey via fast-paced motorbike chases, fight choreography, and jaw-dropping stunts. Even though some of the show happens on the big screen, there’s certainly no CGI onstage, where performers will put their training to good use during grueling combat scenes, hair-raising maneuvers, and heavy pyrotechnics. “Aesthetically, it feels unsafe,” says director Michael Schwandt, “and that is by design.” Opens October 24. runlasvegas.com
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If a majordomo is someone who makes sure you’re taken care of, we’re sure David Chang’s version will fit right in in Vegas. His first Strip restaurant brought Momofuku from New York. This time, he’s pulling from the other coast with his highly anticipated Majordomo Meat & Fish, set for late 2020. Like Chang’s L.A. Majordomo, which takes inspiration from California cuisine and ingredients, the new Venetian outpost will be coursing with pure Las Vegas energy—which means he’s going big. His famed whole rack of bone-in short ribs that marry the barbecue traditions of both Korea and Texas make an appearance on the menu, as will the abundant bounty bowl, teeming with seasonal crudités, and the decadent eggs and smoked roe. venetian.com/restaurants
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he Venetian turned 20 this year, and Delmonico Steakhouse chef de cuisine Ronnie Rainwater celebrated along with it. Rainwater has witnessed the ebbs and f lows that have washed over the Las Vegas dining scene, and he and Delmonico have stood strong through it all. Part of the restaurant’s opening team in 1999, Rainwater was named executive sous chef in 2007 and four years later took the helm in the kitchen. Delmonico is celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s sophisticated enterprise, with vaulted ceilings, a baby grand piano, and a killer whiskey selection. It’s a hit with conventioneers who return time after time for a well-prepared steak, but longtime fans know that it’s really a New Orleans–f lavored restaurant masquerading as a steak house. “Delmonico has found a balance between staying on top of trends and incorporating seasonal dishes,” Rainwater says, “while remaining true to—and offering most of—the items we have featured on the menu since we opened.”
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Alongside the dry-aged rib eyes and the barbecue shrimp, Rainwater’s touch can be seen on the nightly tasting menus, where he uses local produce as often as possible: heirloom tomatoes over the summer, and apples, pears, and wild mushrooms for the fall. Given that Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert, this can be a challenge for a high-volume restaurant like Delmonico. “Sometimes local farms are unable to produce the quantity of ingredients that we need,” Rainwater admits. “Seasonal ingredients play a huge role in what we offer, and we make an effort to source these items locally. Las Vegas is a food destination, and it’s important to realize that this extends beyond what we serve in the restaurants to the local farms and companies that we support.” Supporting local farms is only part of the impact that Rainwater wants to make on the industry. Having worked with a mentor like Lagasse, Rainwater pays it forward by mentoring his own crew, creating the next generation of chefs. “Chef Emeril has given me creative freedom when coming up with dishes and sourcing ingredients, and I try and pass this along to my sous chefs to encourage their creativity,” he explains. Even as they grow as cooks, a good portion have remained at Delmonico thanks to Rainwater’s positive, nurturing environment: “We focus on teaching our team so that they are set up for success whether or not they stay. In a competitive market like Las Vegas, where culinary staff moves around quite a bit, having this loyalty speaks volumes.” As for the next 20 years, the only place Rainwater really wants to be is at the dinner table with his family. “It’s about the fresh ingredients, the time together,” he says, which he has definitely translated into success at Delmonico. “We recognize that dining is an experience, not just a meal, which combines culinary, beverage, service, and ambience elements. This complete experience is what keeps people coming back to visit us.” venetian.com/restaurants ■
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Makeup lovers, rejoice! Renowned celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury opened her first stand-alone store in North America at The Grove this summer, stocked with her eponymous cult-favorite cosmetics and skincare products. The aptly named bona fide Beauty Wonderland is lavish and whimsical—just what you’d expect from the makeup icon. Shoppers are delighted when they see the Art Deco–esque beauty boudoir, with plush crimson velvet seats and a rose quartz “fountain of youth” installation inspired by Tanit, the Ibizan goddess of femininity and power. There’s even a Magic Mirror—powered by makeupartistry intelligence, no less—that uses an algorithm to deliver personalized virtual consultations. Talk about customer service.
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Embarking on a mission to make mental wellness accessible, clinical psychologist Dr. Chandler Chang opened Therapy Lab in Downtown L.A., offering goal-focused treatments that help create change in just a few sessions. Inspired by science-based methods including cognitive behavioral therapy, the menu features a variety of options to tackle mental, physical, and emotional challenges. Don’t expect a typical stuffy therapist’s office. Complete with a meditation area, aromatherapy, and sparkling water on tap, the space is modern, fresh, and sprinkled with bohemian touches for good measure. therapylabinc.com
Move over, Soho House. There’s a new social club in town. H Club, which opened in Hollywood earlier this year, is a high-end hub where creatives from different industries can come together and “connect, collaborate, and create.” Originally established in London by musician Dave Stewart and the late Paul G. Allen, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, the five-story space has it all, including a swimming pool, a game room, a salon, workspaces, guest bedrooms, a recording studio, a screening room, and various dining spaces helmed by chef Kris Morningstar. However, the star of the show—er, club—is the rooftop lounge, where members can dine, drink, watch movies, and take in the views. hclub.com/la
ROOM REQUEST Debuted earlier this year on the Sunset Strip, 1 Hotel West Hollywood has all the amenities you’d expect from a luxury establishment: a pool, multiple dining options, and dreamy city views. What makes it stand out, however, is its emphasis on a cleaner environment. “Through biophilic design, we hope to inspire our guests to reconnect with nature,” says Arash Azarbarzin, president of SH Hotels & Resorts. Love for Mother Earth is reflected in the hotel’s various eco-friendly features, earning it an impressive 95 Energy Star score. Consider this your new oasis in the heart of the city. 1hotels.com/west-hollywood
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chef Helene An adds one more star to her culinary universe. BY JESSICA ESTRADA
MOTHER OF FUSION Smithsonian-honored
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nly a handful of chefs in Los Angeles achieve the elusive status of celebrity. Chef Helene An is one of them, and with good reason. She’s built the House of AN, an incredible gastronomic empire centered around her Vietnamese fusion cuisine that now boasts multiple restaurants in Northern and Southern California, including the star-frequented Crustacean Beverly Hills, as well as a catering company and a cookbook. It all started as a labor of love for her children. An and her family fled Vietnam during the war in 1975 and settled in San Francisco, where she helped her mother-in-law run an Italian diner. It was there that she began introducing Asian fusion dishes, including her now-famous garlic noodles. This year, nearly 45 years later, the Smithsonian honored her with the well-deserved Pioneer Award in Culinary Arts for introducing Vietnamese food to America. “It represents the culture and Asian-American immigrants in this country,” An says of the award. “It shows how far we have come. It’s something I will treasure forever.” Accolades aside, it’s her family that she’s most proud of. Her five daughters and granddaughter all play key roles in running the family business, and it’s one of her greatest joys to see them all work together. “Our differences help us push one another,” says Catherine An, one of Helene’s daughters and the founder of Tiato and An Catering. “In many ways, it’s helped us build the unique brand we have today, which appeals to a very broad audience.” After almost five decades of wowing patrons with her inventive recipes, Helene An is ready to retire. “I want to have some time for myself, my husband, and my grandchildren,” she says. But she’s not hanging up her chef ’s hat without one last hurrah. This October, she debuts Da Lat Rose, the first Vietnamese tasting-menu restaurant in the country, located right above Crustacean Beverly Hills. Named after her beloved hometown in Vietnam, the concept feels like a full-circle moment and a fitting choice for her final project. “It will be rooted in more traditional, ethnic Vietnamese flavors, yet reinterpreted in a modern way,” An says. Although the master chef will no longer be at the helm, the An empire isn’t going anywhere. Her daughters and granddaughter will continue to take it to new heights. “We want to continue celebrating what my mother has started,” Catherine An says.
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Come the beginning of October, the Kimpton EPIC Hotel, in Downtown Miami, will have an airy new look and feel, inspired by the timeless beauty of the area’s beaches. The light, bright bespoke design emphasizes minimalism and modernity through slatted driftwood-inspired headboards; a fresh color palette of wheat, gray, and harbor blue; and vibrant guest room art that pays homage to the city’s creative scene. Book the corner Presidential Suite to take advantage of its private wraparound balconies with sweeping city and ocean views. The 16th-floor pool terrace has been revamped, too, with new daybeds and dining nooks, all ideal for whiling away the hours as afternoon turns to evening, the sun sinking into the horizon. epichotel.com
A 1986 photograph by Ann Patricia Meredith from her A Different Drummer series; a Silence = Death Project poster; Grace Jones at the Saint by Marc Lida.
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Only three cities get to present the powerful “Art After Stonewall: 1969– 1989” exhibition, and Miami is one of them. Opening September 14 at the Frost Art Museum FIU, the show serves as a visual history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement in the two decades that followed the Stonewall Riots, expressed through more than 200 pieces by artists including Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Diane Arbus, Keith Haring, JeanMichel Basquiat, and many others. Two of the artists featured in the exhibition, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Martin Kreloff, once lived and created art in Miami; their work was instrumental in raising awareness about the AIDS crisis. The exhibition will headline Art Basel in December—it runs through January 5. frost.fiu.edu
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Christened Tigertail + Mary for the Coconut Grove cross streets it’s perched on, chef Michael Schwartz’s verdant boho-chic hideaway offers patrons a simple, seasonal, vegetable-forward menu with a Florida bent. Cases in point: the family-style whole local fish with blistered tomato sauce; the roasted carrots with curried cashew crème, cashew dukkah, and fresno chile; and the pavlova, a meringue dessert made with key lime curd, mango, and pineapplecoconut sorbet. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options abound, but there are plenty of indulgences, too, like the 24-ounce prime dry-aged rib eye with pepita lime butter, fried peppers, and cilantro, plus a robust selection of craft cocktails by the pros at Bar Lab. Grab a seat on the covered patio for an extra dose of natural splendor. tigertailandmary .com
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s cocktail street cred goes, it doesn’t get much more legit than mixologist Gui Jaroschy. His robust résumé includes stints slinging drinks at Miami hotels such as the Delano South Beach, the W, and the Freehand—but it’s that last one that gets people talking. As one of the original bartenders hired by the cofounders of the Freehand Miami’s vaunted Broken Shaker bar, which burst out of the gate in 2012, Jaroschy helped revolutionize cocktail culture as we know it, concocting out-of-the-ordinary drinks with seasonal ingredients (think: star fruit and just-plucked herbs), many grown in the bar’s on-property garden. At the lush, poolside Shaker, Jaroschy was known for his tikistyle libations, seeking out regional produce and topping cocktails with off beat touches like fuzzy f lamingos or beautiful f lowers—or, as he puts it, “cutting a giant ribbon of watermelon and cupping the whole thing in it.” Did we mention this was pre– Instagram culture?
director for 175-plus international properties, Gui Jaroschy has perfected the recipe for success.
“It really became all about, ‘Let’s make it fun, and let’s make it out-there, as long as it connects with people and it’s good,’” he says. His f lair for unusual but tasty creations turned heads on a national scale, eventually earning the bar two James Beard nominations for Outstanding Bar Program and a Best New Mixologist nod for himself from Food & Wine—and plenty of job offers. Despite his handful of f lings with the marketing side of spirits brands, in talking with Jaroschy, it’s evident that his heart has always been in getting his hands dirty, dreaming up the things that people drink. So it makes sense that mere months ago, hospitality giant SBE scooped Jaroschy up and crowned him its corporate beverage director, entrusting him with developing the cocktail menus for SBE’s global roster of 175-plus hotel, restaurant, and bar properties, from the SLS Brickell in Miami to the Mondrian in Doha. Before those pink flamingoes and tropical flowers made him famous, though, Texas-bred Jaroschy earned his seat at the culinary table little by little, starting at age five, when his mother enrolled him in cooking classes. He enjoyed them so much that he pocketed extra allowance whipping up meals for the family each week. After graduating from the University of Texas with a cultural anthropology degree and moving to Miami in 2006, he worked his way up at the Delano from breakfast waiter to bar manager, soaking up as much knowledge as he could about how an operation works. Every day, he set small goals for himself, gradually getting better at bartending—and surprising people in the process. “Mixology bridged the gap between a lot of things that I really like, which is making things that excite people, but also I like a bar setting, and I like socializing, so it was a perfect match for me,” he says. From the Delano, Jaroschy went to the W, then to his starmaking turn at the Broken Shaker, then to Generator Hostels— consulting along the way for major brands like British Airways—and, now, SBE, where he’s teaching others and expanding his prowess. His first project for SBE was SAAM, the SLS Brickell’s Philippe Starck–designed, adventure-themed cocktail lounge decorated with images of Antarctic explorers and rugs that look like giant nautical maps. The two-pronged cocktail menu plays on that spirit: The Base Camp section offers twists on classics, such as an old-fashioned made with rosemary, thyme, and CBD oil; the Into the Wild portion is all about breaking convention, as evidenced by the Cloud Nine, a Korean honey citron tea with basil and vanilla Stoli vodka. Launching soon is Jaroschy’s cocktail program for SBE’s Katsuya sushi restaurants—one in the SLS South Beach—which will incorporate plum wine. Up next? Collaborating with James Beard Award–winning chef Nate Appleman on cocktails for Umami Burger. Then it’s on to properties in New York and the rest of the world. But those old, humble post-college lessons die hard: The daily goal-setting approach he used to hone his cocktail-making skills at the Delano is one he now preaches in management at SBE. “When I teach cocktails to bartenders who maybe don’t have a ton of experience, I make this list of 50 classics that I think every cocktail bartender should know,” he says. “I really try and impress upon them that it’s not so that if a cocktail nerd walks into their bar, they know what the drink is. It’s kind of like learning scales on an instrument or a key on a guitar. If something is in the key of G and you know the notes in that scale, it’s much harder to go wrong.” Despite the freewheeling culture at the Broken Shaker, it was there, Jaroschy says, that he learned the importance of a brand, even when the Shaker team took their skills on the road, traveling to far-f lung locations like Iceland or making drinks in a warming cabin in Aspen. But for all of Jaroschy’s globe-trotting—past, present, and future—there’s no denying his roots. “I went to Caña Rum Bar here in L.A., and I could have ordered anything, but I had a mojito,” he says of a recent work trip. “I discovered that the bartender was from Miami, and it was a wonderful mojito. It’s like a little taste of home.” sbe.com
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Luxury meets modern medicine and more at these souped-up wellness clubs. Now you can do much more than just break a sweat at your gym, thanks to The Well, a new membership-based club designed with the ultimate wellness junkie in mind. The modern, luxurious space offers plenty of opportunities to work up some adrenaline (from a private training gym to gorgeous yoga and meditation studios), but that’s only the beginning: Post sweat-session, you can belly up to the IV drip bar to stock up on vitamins, or head over to the full-service spa, complete with steam and sauna, for an expert rub-down. Grab a bite at the A rendering of the dry sauna at The Well.
organic restaurant (backed by New York’s Cafe Clover) before paying a visit to your health coach or integrative medicine doctor, who can offer you anything from a customized wellness plan to a full-blown tailored wellness program with all the bells and whistles. At this gym, the sky’s the limit when it comes to your overall health. Monthly membership: $375, plus a $500 initiation fee. the-well.com
The Ultimate Luxury Workout. Equinox has set up shop at highly buzzed-about Hudson Yards, and it’s changing the landscape when it comes to traditional fitness. From its 60,000 square feet of workout space, to its performance-driven spa (including infrared saunas, cryotherapy, and quantum harmonics chambers), to its outdoor leisure pool and sundeck, with daybeds set against unobstructed views of the surrounding cityscape, this is not your average gym—once you step foot inside of this urban gem, you’ll never want to leave. equinoxfitness.com
A Savor-y Experience NYC’s Savor Spa is your solution to the Hamptons Sun.
If you’ve spent too much time enjoying yourself in the Montauk sun this summer, we’ve got the solution: Savor Spa’s bespoke facials are at the ready. Using 100% natural ingredients locally made in the Hudson Valley, the spa focuses on ancient Korean layering techniques for supreme self-care—and complete skin renewal. This fall, the spa launches its Cherry Creamsicle Collagen Facial ($160), meant to hydrates summer skin, lighten sun spots, treat fine lines, and remove dull skin cells. The treatment wraps with a K-beauty lift massage for the ultimate post-summer indulgence. savorspa.com
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An Off-Broadway play explores that manysplendored thing. L.O.V.E.R., a bold new comedy coming to the theatre world, explores the truths about life, love, and sex—and more important, all those juicy tidbits that go on behind closed doors. Written and performed by Lois Robbins (TV Land’s Younger; Cactus Flower), the hilarious story of sexual awakening is headed to New York’s Pershing Square Signature Center this September. lovertheplay.com
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John Hoekman; decorative elements in the Quick Cryo treatment rooms.
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cryotherapy experience in New York City.
n the city that never sleeps, it comes as no surprise that its overstimulated residents are looking for ways to renew their minds, bodies, and souls. Enter John Hoekman and his carefully curated cryotherapy studio, Quick Cryo. Positioning the space as the first luxury cryotherapy studio in New York City, Hoekman and his team have brought an upmarket element to what was previously a not-so-glam event. “While I was hooked on the therapy and its benefits, the experience was invariably more like a Motel 6, or at best a Holiday Inn,” he says. “I felt that consumers would gravitate to a more upscale brand, so I set out to create the Four Seasons of cryotherapy.” The Tribeca studio looks more like a luxe spa than an area packed with cryotherapy machines. Everything—from the plush robes to the oxygen bar in the entrance—is of five-star quality. Now, Hoekman is expanding his cryotherapy empire with a f lagship location inside Saks Fifth Avenue’s salon space. “I’ve been very methodical and measured when looking at expansion, and when [The Salon Project founder] Joel Warren approached me about creating the salon of the future, I was intrigued,” he says. “The idea is creating a space where one could go to get their hair cut and colored while enjoying a cryo facial, oxygen therapy, compression, and other biohacking modalities to maximize the use of your time.” In other words: the ultimate in multitasking beauty, recovery, and longevity, all at once. “We are now doing just that at the f lagship location on Fifth Avenue, with plans to roll out nationwide,” Hoekman says. It makes sense that interest in cryotherapy is on the rise, given its many benefits. “A whole-body cryotherapy session at Quick
Cryo takes just three minutes, burns 500 to 800 calories, and reboots your body and mind naturally,” he says. “With cryo-sculpting treatments, NormaTec compression, oxygen therapy, and local/facial cryo offerings, you can freeze fat, eliminate cellulite, tone and tighten your skin, and look and feel your best.” And all vanity elements aside, it is a game changer for those with sports injuries and chronic pain. “There are so many ways that it helps people, but by far the number one is living a more pain-free life,” Hoekman says. “Globally, the top reported benefit is—surprisingly—better sleep, and that, combined with greatly reduced inflammation, is a great recipe for feeling better in both your body and your mind.” quickcryo.com
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The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival returns October 3 to 6 with an itinerary sure to delight. Expect an opening night gala with a live auction benefiting Covenant House, a celebrity chef golf tournament, and cooking demos led by renowned chefs Richard Blais, Hubert Keller, and more. The festival’s main event, the Pacific Sales Tasting, will cap things off with 250 wines to sample and bites from more than 40 top OC eateries.
Reservation Request Just in time to celebrate its 40th anniversary, beloved Laguna Beach restaurant Las Brisas has had a major makeover. The upscale Mexican hot spot’s bar and lounge space has a new beachy energy thanks to accent walls hand-painted with palm leaf motifs and lush greenery throughout, with a side of sweeping ocean views. Regulars needn’t worry: The coastal California cuisine highlighted with Mexican flavors they know and love hasn’t gone anywhere. The menu just got a little update, now starring plates like
contramar fish for two, white shrimp and crab ceviche, and al pastor tacos topped with pineapple and salsa verde, all of which can be washed down with a spicy margarita. lasbrisaslagunabeach.com There’s also some good culinary news in Corona del Mar. Hollywood producer McG and restaurateur Jordan Otterbein, the duo behind Newport Beach’s A Restaurant, opened CdM earlier this year. Executive chef Jonathan Blackford’s menu runs the gamut from charcuterie to Hatch chili bucatini, mushroom truffle
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pizza, Japanese A5 Wagyu, and veggiecentric dishes like barbecue heirloom carrots. The restaurant’s interior is just as thrilling, courtesy of plush blue velvet booths, salvaged light fixtures, brass touches, and reclaimed wood herringbone floors. cdmrestaurant.com
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Eyewear brand Warby Parker has opened a new store at Fashion Island. In true WP style, the shop is hip, smart, and eye-catching (no pun intended). The vibrant blue facade lures shoppers inside, where they’ll feel like they’ve stepped into a modern-day public library, complete with a reference desk and open shelves filled with books as well as the label’s cool eyeglasses and sunglasses. The geeky-chic vibe is finished off with marble tabletops, chevron wood flooring, and a colorful geometric mural by California artist Robbie Simon. warbyparker.com
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orjana Reidel fell in love with jewelry while working at Neiman Marcus. On a mission to create stylish and effortless pieces at a more approachable price point, she and her husband, Jason Griffin Reidel, launched her eponymous jewelry line in 2004, literally from their apartment f loor in Laguna Beach. That vision has now grown into a full-fledged empire, complete with 10 brick-and-mortar stores in California and New York—including three in Orange County—and more on the way. Here, she shares her thoughts about the journey, what keeps her inspired, and what she loves most about Laguna.
You launched the Gorjana brand 15 years ago. What are you most proud of? I’m super proud of our employees and our company culture. I also love the direct interaction with a customer in our own stores, and seeing how much they love the product and how happy it makes them. That makes it so rewarding. What is it that you love most about jewelry? That it makes people happy. There’s a certain emotional connection that one has to jewelry. It represents something, and you get attached to it. I love being a part of that and feel so grateful that people love it as much as I do. Tell us about the retail expansion. We opened our first store here in Laguna on a whim. It just opened our eyes. I love our wholesale partners, but no one’s going to tell our story like we are. Once we opened, it was doing so well, so we just went in that direction. It’s been great. Our customers are really loving it. How do you stay inspired to create new designs? I just love jewelry. Since we’re all about layering, every season we think about what you can wear with what we already have. It’s a constant evolution.
What do you love most about Laguna Beach? It’s so eclectic and so authentic. There’s a sense of community. I obviously love the beach and the whole topography of Laguna. We live up on a hill. I see the water every day. It’s just one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. What are your favorite spots? When I need to buy a gift, my go-to place is Brass Tack. For the best clothing boutique in town, I go to Laguna Supply. They are the epitome of California cool. There are so many great places to eat, but a couple of my favorites are The Grove, for their amazing breakfast, and Banzai Bowls, for their delicious acai bowls. Victoria Beach is one of my favorite beach spots in all of Laguna and is a must-see for anyone visiting. gorjana.com
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Set along a storybook creek near downtown Point Reyes Station, rustic-meets-glam Olema House is West Marin’s latest gem. Built in 1988, the revamped woodsy roadside hideaway—situated on four private acres, with bucolic lawns, gardens, and a reconceived 19th-century restaurant and bar named Due West—features 24 guest rooms decorated with with jute rugs, tufted leather headboards, industrial-style sconces, and patios, terraces, or fireplaces. Head to the main lobby for a complimentary gourmet breakfast, followed by a trip to nearby Bear Valley Visitor Center for expert tips and insight on backcountry camping, the best local hiking trails, and the area’s rich history. olemahouse.com
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With meticulously curated finds from owner and principal designer Johnelle Mancha’s European travels, Mignonne Decor, in the Rockridge section of Oakland, is a go-to design staple for one-of-a-kind curiosities. The stylish trove, larded with original paintings, was recently composed of rose-scented candles by Aydry & Co., vintage glass decanters and candlesticks, Turkish kilim rugs, a 1950s-era striped settee, and a green trunk from the ’40s. Design services from custom pillow covers to furniture repair are also available. mignonnedecor.com
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he owner and managing partner of Big Night Restaurant Group thrives on pulling off the unthinkable. “I still get such a kick out of it when somebody gets engaged in one of our restaurants,” says Weinberg, whose seven San Francisco establishments include Marlowe, The Cavalier, Park Tavern, Petit Marlowe, Marianne’s, Leo’s Oyster Bar, and newcomer Cow Marlowe. “The whole thing for me is about popping up the impossible”—someone’s going to propose and they need peonies and a DJ by tonight—“and pulling it off, and my restaurants are my stage to do it in.” Growing up in picturesque Waiheke Island, New Zealand (a place she describes as “if the Caribbean and Sonoma had a love child”), Weinberg initially set her sights on becoming a model and actress. She landed roles in soap operas and even appeared in an episode of Young Hercules with Ryan Gosling in 1998. “I was kind of a bad actress, and I wasn’t that committed,” recalls Weinberg. “Every time you get killed off a show, you end up waiting tables, and I loved the culture. I remember going to the coolest restaurants with my mom and seeing all these fabulous people wearing black, and just feeling like I wanted to be a part of that world.” Weinberg moved to New York City when she was 19 and began working in restaurants, landing at Lucky Strike. From there, she got a big break in the culinary arena after meeting chef Melissa O’Donnell (of Salt), and the two opened the restaurant Stella when
she was 23. Thirteen years ago, Weinberg met business partner James Nicholas and moved to San Francisco, where she got the lay of the land at Town Hall restaurant. “I walked around San Francisco and thought, ‘I just need to work in the busiest restaurant and try and take the temperature of the place,’” she explains. “The food in the city was spectacular, but nothing felt like you’d arrived in an environment that you wanted to be in, so I felt I could create that.” After opening Marlowe in 2010, Weinberg teamed up with interior designer Ken Fulk to outfit the interiors of The Cavalier and each restaurant to follow. “I’m really proud of the spaces,” says Weinberg, who reveals that every restaurant has a different statement wallpaper with significance for her. Of the environments, she says, “It’s about how people feel when they walk in, and I always say to my hosts, ‘What I want is for no one to look down and swipe right on their phones. So, imagine you walk into a party, and you have one of two reactions: “What’s next?” or “We’ve arrived at the best party in town!” Your job is to make sure they don’t swipe right.’” As for Weinberg, who hopes to launch her own lifestyle brand, she’s right where she wants to be. “It was my goal to become a part of the San Francisco story,” Weinberg says. “It’s not about winning an award for the perfectly crafted whatever; it’s always been about becoming a part of people’s lives.” bignightgroup.com
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BRITTNEY SOBEL AN D DR . HOWAR D S O B E L AT T H E SOBEL SUMMER SOIREE IN THE HAMPTONS
MGM’S PRESIDENT OF EVENTS AND NIGHTLIFE SEAN CHRISTIE, O W N E R O F T H E F L AT I R O N R O O M T O M M Y TA R D I E , A N D L I S A L O N G AT T H E F L AT I R O N R O O M AT T O R N E Y B O B C O H E N A N D S T E P H A N I E J . S T I E F E L AT MILOS
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T O M C O N S TA N C E , PA R T N E R AT KRAMER, LEVIN, N A F TA L I S , A N D F R A N K E L , AT BIBLIOCLIQUE
CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP COO MICHELLE JUBELIRER, BECK, AND FLETCHER AT C A P I T O L M U S I C G R O U P ’ S 6T H A N N UA L CAPITOL CONGRESS
MAGGIE ALBERS W I T H W E M P E U S A’ S PR ESI D E NT RUDY A L B E R S AT W E M P E
SAMMY KURMEMAJ WITH SANT AMBROEUS’ ALIREZA NIROOMAND AT T H E M E R C E R H O T E L
EQUINOX’S BRANDON RALPH WITH JOHN M C D O N A L D AT T H E EQUINOX HOTEL
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N I C O L E R A B I N AT HER MILESTONE B I R T H D AY PA R T Y I N THE HAMPTONS
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SHUTTERSTOCK CEO JON ORINGER, FLEUR ROOM’S ANGELO B I A N C H I , A N D B I L LY Z A N E AT T H E F L E U R ROOM
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FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR IN THE HAMPTONS NETFLIX FILM PRODUCER SCOTT STUBER WITH LE BERNARDIN CHEF AND COO W N E R O F E R I C R I P E R T AT THE SURF LODGE
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A N S O N B E A R D , E M I LY THRELKELD, DEBR A BEARD, AND FORMER CONGRESSMAN H A R O L D F O R D J R . AT PA S T I S
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ARTIFACT / FALL 2019
ENCHANTED BY Sotheby’ LESs offers LALANNE a magical
collection of the husband-and-wife design duo’s personal art. BY K ASEY CAMINITI
he supreme art is the art of living.” This was the belief of French artists Claude and FrançoisXavier Lalanne, adoringly known as Les Lalanne. The married couple cocreated some of the most revered decorative art of the 20th century by incorporating a playful sense of wonder and whimsy into each piece, from ethereal figures inspired by nature to surreal animal sculptures. The artists breathed natural life into their dreamlike creative world for over five decades. This fall, Sotheby’s will tender more than 250 works of art from the personal collection of Les Lalanne in a dedicated twoday sale to be held in Paris on October 23 and 24. The auction
and attendant exhibition will feature art by the couple themselves, along with works by the pair’s friends, including Max Ernst, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Jean Tinguely. While the artists worked in harmony as cocreators, they also had independent projects. Claude’s surreal aesthetic garnered the attention of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who commissioned her to create a series of casts from supermodel Veruschka von Lehndorff’s body for his 1969 haute couture collection. Separately, François-Xavier’s first private commission was a sculptural bar for Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé’s home. You can visit the world of Les Lalanne at the Sotheby’s exhibition, on view in New York in early September, and in Paris from October 19 to 23. ■
ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF SOTHEBY’S. BOTTOM: EDOUARD BOUBAT
TOP: The interior of the Lalannes’ home and studio; François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne; their home’s exterior.