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CONTENTS SPRING 2019

Making Waves

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Trend Report

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29 THE SHAPE OF THINGS Sharp contours are taking center stage.

32 LORD OF THE RINGS The house of Bulgari celebrates 20 years of the B.Zero1.

Swiss watch brand Hublot unveils its sleek new Ferrari Scuderia watch.

37 CONTEMPORARY CHRONOGRAPHS Split-second timing in today’s fast-paced world is becoming the norm.

38 TREND REPORT This season’s fashion confections are a veritable garden of earthly delights.

40 FASHION NEWS Covetable new releases, from Max Mara to Louis Vuitton.

Desert Rose

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BEAUTY 43 PETAL TO THE METAL Spring brings smashing shades in unexpected textures and shimmering finishes.

46 A DAY IN THE LIFE We spend a day in celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas’s skin.

48 SPRING BEAUTY NEWS The launches you need to know about.

50 DESTINATION: LUXURY Five spas that are worth a plane ride in 2019.

54 GUY MAINTENANCE Are more men than ever going under the knife? Inside man’s quest for eternal youth.

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CONTENTS SPRING 2019 LIFE 56 A DAY IN THE LIFE We caught Maria Bartiromo off camera for a glimpse of her daily routine.

60 OF ART AND ALCHEMY New York’s The Shed may transform the way audiences experience 21st-century art.

62 GLOBAL CITIZENS High-end buyers search the world for dream properties.

64 THE DESIGN FILES Mind-bending architecture and interiors are spiriting the industry into the future.

68 ROLLS-ROYCE TAKES THE SPORT-UTILITY TO NEW HEIGHTS 70 BOBBY FLAY’S PLATE IS FULL The chef, restaurateur, and TV star is bringing a new concept to Vegas this spring.

CULTURE 72 DESERT ROSE The National Museum of Qatar is the new architectural jewel of the Middle East.

76 OFF THE CUFF Actor, comedian, and writer Thomas Middleditch will surprise you.

80 LEAP OF FAITH NYC Ballet principal dancer Taylor Stanley puts spring’s athleisure to the test.

88 BIODIVERSITY AT ITS BEST Global Wildlife Conservation is improving the planet, one rhino at a time.

TRAVEL 90 BEYOND TIME Why you should travel to Egypt in 2019.

94 MOUNTAIN CHIC Blackberry Farm opens a sister property.

98 WILD THANG Rwanda’s newest resort marries once-in-alifetime experiences with pure decadence.

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FEATURES 102 CAPTURING KATE With a new leading role under her belt and a “leap of faith” outlook on life, Kate Beckinsale is better than ever.

112 IN FULL BLOOM Flights of fancy are highly encouraged this season, whether you’re donning feather-like paillettes, flocked evening gloves, or mules with opulent puffs.

122 THEN & NOW The Fontainebleau is Miami Beach’s marvel.

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128 MAKING WAVES Pro surfer Kelly Slater and Breitling have created a stunning and sustainably made watch.


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CITIES 134 ASPEN

148 MIAMI Meet the man behind Collins Park’s revitalization.

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150 NEW YORK CITY

Kate Beckinsale, photographed by Mark Seliger at The Beekman hotel in New York, wears a silk and polyester metalise metallic dress, $1,920, and beige suede boots, $2,145, by Isabel Marant; a Love bracelet, white gold and diamonds, $10,080, by Cartier; a Perlée white gold and diamond bracelet, $41,000, Lotus white gold and diamond ring, $32,000, Frivole white gold and diamond ring, $21,800, and Frivole gold and diamond earring, $5,950, all by Van Cleef & Arpels; and a gold and diamond Double Symphony ring, $1,425, gold Symphony Princess Collection ring, $395, Gold Symphony Barocco Collection ring, $325, and Symphony Golden Gate ring, $350, all by Roberto Coin.

Chill out at Eleven Madison Park’s pop-up.

Tribeca Wellness Collective’s team.

136 CHICAGO

152 ORANGE COUNTY

The West Loop’s inventive new cocktail lounge.

138 DALLAS A chic social house for the modern era.

140 HAMPTONS Hampton Water rosé’s famous founders.

142 HOUSTON A Van Gogh exhibit you can’t miss.

144 LAS VEGAS The director who helped build a shopping empire.

146 LOS ANGELES Jacques Cousteau’s legacy lives on.

A Top Chef alum does surf and turf.

154 SAN FRANCISCO Sonoma’s MacArthur Place Hotel, revamped.

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DIDIER MALIGE

Photographer David Prince has worked in New York City for the past 20 years. He photographs everything from still lifes and cosmetics to hotels and people. Much of his work is inspired by his own life experience and interest in the world. He relies less on planning when taking a picture than on what he calls intuitive response. He has shot for a broad range of clients, including Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Michael Kors, Estée Lauder, and Ralph Lauren Home, to name just a few. He spends his days off traveling and hiking around the world, as well as scouring f lea markets. Prince lives in New York City.

Didier Malige has had an impressive career as a leading hairstylist that has spanned from the 1960s to today. He started at a young age as an apprentice at the celebrated Parisian salon Carita. After a few years, he moved on to join the hairdresser Jean Louis David; it was here that Malige began working with photographers. Over the years, Malige has teamed up with some of the most celebrated and important image makers of the late 20th and early 21st century, giving him a unique and rare understanding of his craft, and a role in the process of creating fashion photography. Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Bob Richardson, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Sorrenti, Annie Leibovitz, Mert and Marcus, David Sims, Hans Feurer, Paolo Roversi, Glen Luchford, Theo Wenner, and Inez and Vinoodh have all collaborated with him regularly. Malige has worked on editorial shoots for the French, Italian, British, and Australian editions of Vogue, in addition to his particularly strong relationship with American Vogue stretching back to the mid-’90s. Furthermore, he has contributed to leading titles including W, Document Journal, The Gentlewoman, T Magazine, Interview, and WSJ. Magazine. In recent years, Malige has worked closely with designer and photographer Hedi Slimane, overseeing hair for the shows and campaigns for the highly publicized evolutions at Dior Homme, Saint Laurent, and Celine.

Warren Elgort is an American film director and photographer. He was born in New York City to photographer Arthur Elgort and opera director Grethe Holby. Elgort graduated from Trinity School in Manhattan and went on to receive his bachelor of arts degree in writing, graduating with honors from Johns Hopkins University. While completing his studies in Baltimore, he was selected to teach creative writing to inner-city middle school students for two years, and earned All-American athletic honors for tennis. When he isn’t shooting for magazines and brands like Town & Country, Glass magazine, Paper, Cultured Magazine, Nowness, and Oscar de la Renta, he takes portraits of his friends, family, and up-and-coming models, sharing them with his more than 100K Instagram followers.

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Fashion editor Joanne Blades is a former model born in California. After completing university, she moved to New York, where she became interested in fashion photography. She began her career as a stylist, working as a freelance contributor for the Paris-based magazine Dutch; she later served as its fashion director for more than four years, establishing herself as an editor known for her modern sensibility and sexy, elegant styling. Today she is the fashion editor for Zoo Magazine, continuing to style and art direct with her refined aesthetic. Blades has also contributed to magazines such as Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Vogue China, Vogue España, V, Visionaire, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle UK, Elle, Muse, and i-D, among others. She has worked with a top-tier list of photographers, including Daniele and Iango, Mark Segal, Mario Sorrenti, Guy Aroch, Maciek Kobielski, Richard Burbridge, Carter Smith, Stéphane Sednaoui, Thomas Schenk, Alex Cayley, Paolo Roversi, and Mikael Jansson. Additionally, Blades has styled advertising campaigns for high-end fashion and beauty clients, some of which include Maybelline, John Frieda, Pantene, Bobbi Brown, Covergirl, Jill Stuart, YSL, Uniqlo, Kenneth Cole, the Gap, Coach, Nike, Reebok, Apple, and Calvin Klein. Blades also consults with various designers on their seasonal collections and longer-term brand imaging, both in New York and worldwide. Some recent collaborations include Jeremy Scott, Jill Stuart, Tess Giberson, Anne Valérie Hash, Riccardo Tisci, Phi, John Varvatos, and Miss Sixty. Blades is an avid equestrian based in New York City.

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Artist Sami Drasin began her career at a young age, taking candid pictures of her friends. Having grown up in Los Angeles in the world of professional wrestlers, actors, and artists, she was constantly inspired by the wide range of characters that surrounded her. Upon her graduation from ArtCenter College of Design, Drasin immersed herself in the world of professional photography. When she is not shooting, Drasin spends time with her boyfriend, Sam (yes, Sami and Sam), and their adorable dog, Bogie.

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MARK SELIGER

In 1987, Mark Seliger began shooting small assignments for Rolling Stone; in 1992, he became its chief photographer, a position he held for 15 years. During that time, he photographed more than 125 covers. His work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Elle, GQ, Vogue Italia, The New Yorker, Purple, and museums and galleries worldwide. Seliger, who was born in Amarillo, Texas, in 1959 and moved to New York City in 1984, has published numerous books, including Mark Seliger Photographs (Abrams, 2018), On Christopher Street (Rizzoli, 2015), Listen (Rizzoli, 2010), In My Stairwell (Rizzoli, 2005), and Physiognomy (Bullfinch, 1999). He is a recipient of the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Portraiture, and a Clio Grand Prix. In 2017, Seliger’s work became a part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.


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pring, for me, is always a time to start fresh. Although I love sweater season, I always welcome the opportunity to swap puffy jackets for chic trench coats, and to finally start wearing some color in my wardrobe after many months spent sustaining myself on a clothing diet of only black cashmere sweaters and my favorite flat Stuart Weitzman boots (no lie, ask my coworkers—that’s all I wear in winter). So it was revitalizing indeed to welcome the lovely Kate Beckinsale to our DuJour world for our latest issue. Not only is this gorgeous creature the queen of couture in our spring shoot, but she’s also the queen of being refreshingly raw. She kept us all entertained on set at The Beekman hotel in New York City during a very cold, long shoot date with her humor, sarcasm, and wit. My takeaway? Some women really do have it all: beauty, style, grace, and a personality that trumps every other attribute. I hope you enjoy a look inside her world as she pivots from her traditional Hollywood film roles to being the star of a new TV drama series debuting this March, The Widow. Also noteworthy this issue is all of that glorious, frothy spring fashion that is amazing for my wardrobe and terrible for my bank account. Check out “In Full Bloom” on page 112 for our #fashiongoals this season. Anyone who knows me knows my obsession with travel, so it will come as no surprise that I stocked this issue with plenty of summer trip #inspo, from an indepth look at Egypt, the place to go in 2019, to everything you need to know about the highly anticipated opening of Blackberry Farm’s new sister property, Blackberry Mountain. No matter what your spring plans bring you, I hope you take a moment of indulgence with our issue.

Kim Peiffer editor in chief Instagram: @peifferk1

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clockwise from left : DuJour editor in chief Kim Peiffer; the brand-new Blackberry Mountain resort; at our shoot with Kate Beckinsale.


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Vista Equity Partners’s Robert Smith and Brian Sheth.

ith a new season under our belts, now is a time that I look back on a successful last few months here at DuJour. Every winter marks another year in Miami for Art Basel, one of my favorite events, and this year I spent a week catching up with some of my dear friends and attending some of the hottest parties of the season. We also celebrated the holidays by throwing a festive cover party with our Winter 2018 star Felicity Jones at a fete on the Catch rooftop right before we took some much-needed downtime with our families over the break. This spring, we had the honor of featuring the gorgeous Kate Beckinsale on our cover, captured by talented photographer Mark Seliger. We shot on location at a stunning penthouse at the top of The Beekman hotel, one of my favorite spots in the city. Kate’s creating quite a buzz with her leading role in the anticipated new drama series The Widow, in which she plays a wife looking for answers after her husband dies mysteriously in a plane crash. Another great read in our Spring 2019 issue is our profile of my friend Maria Bartiromo, the talented television journalist. We spent a day in her extremely busy shoes over at Fox News, absorbing how she accomplishes it all in one day. I trust you will find her just as extraordinary as I do; she is truly one of the hardest-working women in the business. Finally, make sure to save time for our many features, from the latest in spring fashion to a look inside the New York City Ballet with principal dancer Taylor Stanley, photographed by Warren Elgort. No matter what’s on your agenda this spring, I look forward to seeing what the coming season holds for us all.

Jason Binn

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Authentic Brands Group’s Jarrod Weber.

Luxe Collective Group’s Walter Coyle and Alyce Panico.

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HANDPICKED Colleen Scott Robert Castro Christa Allen Athena Chen Judgie Graham John Utendahl, Radmila Lolly

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Martha Stewart, Baccarat’s Jim Shreve at the Martha’s Flowers book launch at Baccarat.

Diamond Producers Association’s Kristina Buckley Kayel.

Nicolette Vocaturo Shawna Schmitz Lindsay Paterson Mary Putter Courtney Flint Travis Brauer Melina Ronk Dana Lauren Berry Ashley Spencer

Neil Fox, Gilbert Harrison

Four Hundred’s Kevin Ryan and Tony Abrams.

Brittnee Leger-Tecchio Daniel Luzniak Marcie Haley

Longines’s Jennifer Diliz at 60 Thompson Hotel.

Jennifer Pintaluba Nolo Simon

Jonathan Hamilton Nathalie Diamantis Mark Seliger

Selda Bensusan Pierre Goyenetche

Vista Equity Partners’s Brian Sheth.

DJ Khaled

Heather Rimsky Jennifer Barre

LionTree’s Aryeh Bourkoff.

Krista Beyrer Kelly Foster Shapiro

Jesse Angelo, BLADE’s Robert Wiesenthal.

Rachael Pistory Terri Han

Breitling’s Lindsay Paterson and Mary Putter at the Breitling and Kelly Slater event.

Jessica Kim Chanel’s Olivier Stip.

Robert Dunn Negi Darsses Jimmy Gabriel Erica Krauss Melanie Cardoza Prima Formica

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Adrianna Carello Ferah Mohammed IMG’s Lisa Benson at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after-party. Moroccanoil’s Carmen Tal, Georgina Bloomberg at the Humane Society’s NYC Gala.

Kristen Caggiano Candace Bushnell, Richard Johnson, Magrino PR’s Susan Magrino.

Laura Parsons Steve Zacks Jamie Kesselman

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Katharina Plath Design Miami’s Craig Robins.


BINNSHOT SPRING 2019 Wempe’s Rudy and Elizabeth Albers.

Artist Peter Max at the Humane Society’s NYC Gala.

Charles Oakley

Longines’s Stephane Deneef and Pascal Savoy.

ONE Management’s Valerie Tullio, Andrew Majca and Craig Lawrence.

Marina B.’s Guy Bedarida.

Fontainebleau’s Phil Goldfarb, Jenna Goldfarb.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’s Sabine Brown.

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Tiffany & Co.’s Melissa Pordy.

Mark Packer, Tony Shafrazi Buttonwood Real Estate’s Andrew Heiberger.

Breitling’s Thierry Prissert and Kelly Slater.

Michael Strahan, Andrew Sasson

Lizzie Grubman

Brickell City Centre’s Christa Allen, Swire Properties’s Athena Chen.

Wilson Simmons, Baccarat’s Ward Simmons, Teddy Wilson Simmons at the Martha’s Flowers book launch at Baccarat.


Luka Sabbat, Yolanda Hadid at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

WWD’s chief business officer Paul Jowdy, Retail Portfolio Solutions’s Hanna Struever.

Wempe’s Rudy Albers at Wempe Jewelers.

Communisea’s Jason Ben Yair, Oceanic Global’s Benjamin Benalloul.

Colin Megaro, Longines’s Jennifer Diliz, Yolanda Berkowitz, Jeff Berkowitz at the Humane Society’s NYC Gala.

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Frette’s Laura Hagege, OpenMind’s Angela DiGrazia.

Dom Pérignon’s Niccoló Ragazzoni at Cipriani Downtown.

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Nigel Curtiss, Monica Mitro at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after-party.

Retail Worx’s Jonathan Greller.

Tag Heuer’s Josh Sherman.

Taron Egerton, Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Munawar Hosain at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after-party. Douglas Elliman’s Howard Lorber. Barry Mullineaux at the DuJour and Magic Johnson event.

Magic Johnson, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Darren Prince at the DuJour and Magic Johnson event.

Sammy Kurmemaj, Mo Stojnovic at The Mercer Hotel.


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Lord of the Rings The legendary house of Bulgari celebrates 20 years of the B.Zero1 line of jewelry and unveils a contemporary collection destined for new heights. By Roberta Naas

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he year 2019 is a momentous one for the Italian house of Bulgari. Not only does the brand celebrate its 135th anniversary, but it also honors the 20th anniversary of one of its most iconic fine jewelry collections: B.Zero1. As such, Bulgari is unveiling—at various stages over the course of this year—a host of new B.Zero1 jewelry items that recall the brand’s timeless designs reinterpreted with classic yet visionary appeal. Founded in 1884 by Sotirios Voulgaris, a Greek silversmith who relocated to Italy and set up shop in Rome as Bulgari, the Maison Bulgari is renowned for its vast procurement of some of the world’s most magnificent colored gemstones and for its exacting and impressive handcraftsmanship. Drawing on its rich heritage for inspiration, Bulgari regularly produces some of the most dazzling one-of-a-kind haute joaillerie pieces, as well as top-of-the-line complex and jeweled watches, and an incredible series of fine jewelry that ranges from the brand’s Bulgari Bulgari line to the mystifying Serpenti series and the beloved B.Zero1. Sketches of the new interpretation of the B.Zero1 Design Legend ring.

When the first B.Zero1 five-band ring, inspired by Rome’s great Colosseum, was introduced to the world in 1999, its f luid geometric lines and amphitheater design—combined with creative new goldsmithing techniques—made it an immediate hit. For that first collection, Bulgari’s master artisans took its already beloved Tubogas gold concept (wherein a single gas pipe–like strand of flexible gold winds around to form a single bracelet or ring) and combined it with a hollow cylindrical core. The result was a piece of jewelry that alternated flexible spiral gold with hollow spaces for even greater pliability and appeal. The collection was so successful that in the ensuing 20 years, Bulgari regularly evolved the B.Zero1, often working with some of the finest artistic minds—including the late architect Zaha Hadid and the sculptor Anish Kapoor—to unveil stunning new editions. To date, more than 2 million B.Zero1 rings have been sold, including a special series earmarked for the brand’s global partnership with Save the Children. For that project, Bulgari created a B.Zero1 Save the Children collection that has raised more than $85 million for the charity. B.ZERO1 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION In honor of the 20th anniversary of this globally known collection, Bulgari is unveiling several new designs throughout the year, the first of which is a reissue of the original five-band B.Zero1 ring in bold iterations that embody the brand’s long-standing philosophy of being daring and unconventional. The new limited edition pieces include five rows of ribbons of gold with slim hollow space between each band. The most dazzling of the rings is the 18-karat white gold five-band spiral with three inner rings set with diamonds. The five-band ring is also created in high-polished-finish 18-karat yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold without diamonds. The endcap of each five-band ring features the Bulgari Bulgari logo, and on the inner ferrule of each ring there is an XX Anniversary laser inscription. There are also new B.Zero1 ultrathin bangles that are light and can be easily stacked. They’re created using long, thin strips of gold that are wrapped around a spool and interlocked with a wire between the strips. Another new introduction is the reinterpretation of the B.Zero1 Design Legend ring that was created in collaboration with Hadid and unveiled in 2017. That design was inspired by the original B.Zero1 five-band ring but featured crisscrossed lines reminiscent of Hadid’s architectural style. Now, Bulgari reinterprets that B.Zero1 Design Legend look in 18-karat rose gold, but instead of hollows between the crisscrosses, there is rich black or white ceramic, adding color and flair. These designs are being created in a ring and a pendant, and as a rose gold bangle in black ceramic and in pavé diamonds. Also, as part of the 20th Anniversary Collection, Bulgari brings contemporary model Bella Hadid on board for its new marketing campaign, shot by famed photographer Mario Sorrenti. Hadid strikes a host of poses designed to epitomize her attitude and that of B.Zero1: powerful, different, and eye-catching from across a crowded room.


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Bulgari creates its own gold beads to make its gold jewelry.

The process of crafting Bulgari BZero.1 rings starts with wax molds and casts; then the elements are heated, blended for the proper hue of gold, and formed into thin wires that are carefully worked to create the tubelike effect.

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THE MAKING OF THE BULGARI B.ZERO1 COLLECTION The new B.Zero1 designs are edgy yet classic, bold yet elegant, and always quintessentially Roman in their heritage. That final aspect is important, as Bulgari mandates that the brand always embrace its rich Roman roots and its continual quest to remain both legendary and visionary. A visit to the brand’s jewelry workshops in Valenza, Italy, yields a greater understanding of the craftsmanship and inspiration that guides the brand. The state-of-the-art workshops—opened in 2017—combine two buildings (with an open courtyard), where approximately 700 artisans work side by side to create Bulgari’s fine jewelry. The workshops have a unique organization that includes fine jewelry making, manufacturing of B.Zero1 and Tubogas, and an academy to teach the art of jewelry making. For the B.Zero1 and Tubogas pieces, thin ropes of gold are created in the gold labs. Those ropes go daily to a special artisan department, where they are compressed to form thinner and thinner wires. The new gold strands are monitored for exact shape and thickness, and always checked for rigidity. When the strands are perfect, they are used to create the Tubogas. A single kilo of rope—when finally worked—will yield 80 meters of fine string. That string is then hand threaded into a special machine, as is a row of copper wire. The gold and copper are then turned around and around a spool to shape the ring. Later, the copper wire is removed, yielding the open space between the gold that gives the B.Zero1 ring its “spring” movement. This is the painstaking process being celebrated in the B.Zero1 20th Anniversary Collection this year. As Bulgari celebrates its 135th anniversary, the brand regularly underscores that it is not afraid to push the envelopes of technology, creativity, and craftsmanship to deliver jewelry that remains incomparable in design and excellence.

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THE FIRST OF BULGARI’S NEW DESIGNS IS A REISSUE OF THE ORIGINAL FIVE-BAND B.ZERO1 RING IN BOLD ITERATIONS.

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The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Scuderia Corsa limited edition watch features a case made using carbon fiber from the Scuderia Corsa team’s Ferrari 488 GT3. Just 25 will be made, each retailing for $34,600.

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Swiss watch brand Hublot revs up its relationship with Ferrari and unveils its sleek new Scuderia timepiece for the U.S market. By Roberta Naas

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t was raining and a bit on the cool side in Italy late last year when Swiss watch brand Hublot arrived at the famed Autodromo Nazionale Monza racetrack— one of the oldest and most beloved racetracks in the world. The occasion: Finali Mondiali, which, translated from Italian, means world finals. Essentially, this event marks the end of the Corse Clienti Ferrari Challenge races (which have been taking place since 1993), as well as other Ferrari events, and is the final Ferrari gathering of the year. Held at a different track each year, Finali Mondiali draws together hundreds of professional drivers, professional racing teams, and private Ferrari owners who spend countless sums on transporting their Ferraris to be able to drive on the track and commune with others passionate about the luxury Italian car brand. At the Finali Mondiali event at the “Temple of Speed”—as Monza is called— Hublot was the official timekeeper and official watch. Those roles are nothing new to the brand. Recognizing shared goals of excellence, precision, performance, and luxury, Hublot and the venerable house of Ferrari joined forces seven years ago. That partnership was designed to encompass a host of collaborations, including Hublot’s role as official watch and partner of Ferrari and of the Formula 1 Scuderia Ferrari team, and as a sponsor of the Ferrari Challenge races. Hublot also has several race car pilots as brand ambassadors (including Peter Mann and Christophe Hurni) and—perhaps most importantly—has set the benchmark for designing and developing watches jointly with Ferrari. Unlike partners in many car-watch affiliations, Hublot works directly with Ferrari’s designers and its engineering teams to develop cocreated Hublot Ferrari watches that are not only worthy of both brands, but also of Ferrari lovers and top watch collectors globally. Together, they have created some of the most elaborate and unusual watches crafted of high-tech, auto-related materials. In fact, since launching that first Hublot Ferrari watch in 2012 (a Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold), the two companies have jointly created as many as 50 different limited edition timepieces. The newest collaboration is the launch of an extremely limited edition Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Scuderia Corsa watch, which is being sold exclusively in the United States. Honoring the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari GT racing team that was established in 2012, the new timepiece celebrates the team’s first 100 victories. The team has competed in some of the world’s most renowned races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Indianapolis 500, 12 Hours of Se-


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bring, and more, and has taken home a host of championship titles. The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Scuderia Corsa watch represents the second joint venture with Scuderia Corsa and is the ultimate blend of both brands. Hublot, whose tagline is The Art of Fusion, has created a special material for the 45mm watchcase that combines actual carbon fiber from the team’s Ferrari 488 GT3 with Hublot’s in-house-developed carbon red. The effect of the fusion— created in Hublot’s invention laboratory—is an alluring, random pattern of black and red that is unique to each timepiece. The bezel is also an incredible fusion, created using carbon disc brakes from the team car blended with black ceramic. The rough-hewn finish of the ultra-black material is a great contrast to the black and red case and offers a real racing appeal. Because the case and bezel materials are newly developed, they are difficult and time-consuming to produce. As such, and to maintain the rarity of the watch, just 25 pieces will be made. Each is powered by a 330-part, in-house-made UNICO self-winding columnwheel chronograph movement with a date display at 3 o’clock. The see-through sapphire dial has red lacquered applied numerals, red lacquered hands, and an applied Ferrari Prancing Horse logo. The case back is engraved with the words Special Edition and the watch’s number. Of course, there are a host of other Hublot Ferrari watches still in production, including the recently released Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph Carbon Yellow watch that is an extension of the Techframe first unveiled in 2017, which marked the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, and was designed with Ferrari’s head of design, Flavio Manzoni. The concept for the watchcase was similar to that of the way Ferrari approaches the chassis design for its cars that are created around the engine. In this case, Manzoni designed an open-worked chassis that surrounds the Hublot “engine.” The new Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph Carbon Yellow is created with a black carbon fiber case and features bold racing yellow accents. According to Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, the relationship between Hublot and Ferrari, which is the brand’s highlight focus for 2019, represents an “extraordinary fusion” of fine Swiss watchmaking, advanced Italian industrial achievement, and “an eternal pursuit for transcendent quality and innovation.”


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Contemporary Chronographs

Split-second timing in today’s fastpaced world is becoming the norm. Curated By Roberta Naas Photography By David Prince

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Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec chronograph, $8,000, MONTBLANC, montblanc.com. Fleurier Bugatti Aérolithe Performance chronograph, $22,900, PARMIGIANI, parmigiani.com. Superocean Héritage II B01 chronograph, $7,665, BREITLING, breitling.com. Monaco Gulf watch, $5,900, TAG HEUER, tagheuer.com. Sportster Saguaro 46 chronograph, $18,400, BOVET, bovet.com.


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Coloratura necklace, 18-karat white gold, morganites, opals, tourmalines, pink sapphires, and diamonds, price upon request, CARTIER, cartier.com.

Crescent earrings, oval cabochon turquoise, turquoise drops, brilliant-cut diamonds, hammered 18-karat gold, and platinum, $39,500, DAVID WEBB, davidwebb.com.

Louise bust candle in rose, $130, CIRE TRUDON, trudon.com.

Ivory/cream tiered ruffle dress, $3,200, MARC JACOBS, marcjacobs.com.

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Peony Grace mini box, solid painted python, $3,295, MARK CROSS, markcross.com.

Royal Flush

This season’s fashion confections are a veritable garden of earthly delights. By Carrie Weidner Big Bang One Click Pink Sapphire Diamonds watch, $69,000, HUBLOT, hublot.com.

Kaiya Dress in Fitzroy Rose Pink, $1,730, ERDEM, erdem.com.

Calfskin handbag, $4,200, CHANEL, chanel.com.

Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.

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Cotton sweater, $500, BALLY, bally.com.

Maria v. Cano: Guggenheim Fractions 5 framed print, $633, RESTORATION HARDWARE, rh.com.

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Origami flowers by Atelier Oï, price upon request, LOUIS VUITTON, louisvuitton.com.

Medium cameo candle, $310, GUCCI, gucci.com.

Button-down shirt, price upon request, ACNE STUDIOS, acnestudios.com.

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Cashmere blend scarf, $475, ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, zegna.us.

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Day-Date 40 in Everose gold, $37,550, ROLEX, rolex.com.

Blue leather jacket, $9,950, white cotton zip T-shirt, $660, and trouser, $650, HERMÈS, hermes.com.


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Bold colors and patterns are a prominent feature of Max Mara’s new Nantucket collection; men’s Taïgarama leather goods from Louis Vuitton.

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Louis Vuitton goes bright with its new men’s accessories.

Max Mara’s breezy new collection has us yearning for summers on Nantucket. By Kim Peiffer Mapping out summer travel plans is at the top of our to-do list this spring, thanks to the anticipated arrival of Max Mara’s signature collection with celebrated American interior designer Anthony Baratta. The 12-piece Nantucket collection features breezy prints, romantic cuts, and bold colors and patterns inspired by one of our all-time favorite summer destinations off Cape Cod. Now all we need is a lobster roll to seal the deal. Hello, summer. We’ve missed you. In Weekend Max Mara stores and online. weekendmaxmara.com

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Bottega Veneta relaunches its iconic Cabat bag.

Go bold or go home. That’s the theme of Louis Vuitton’s new leather goods collection for men, called Taïgarama. Signature Taïga leather is paired with chic LV Monogram canvas to create a modern, masculine travel collection in a range of cheery colors. Expect the same classic styles, like the Keepall, Discovery Backpack, Outdoor Bumbag, Messenger Bag, as well as Horizon 50 Rolling Luggage, in vibrant shades of Pacific blue, Antarctica white, Amazon green, Bahia yellow, and monogram eclipse. louisvuitton.com

At the turn of the 21st century, Bottega Veneta debuted one of its most coveted bags to date, the Cabat . Fa st-for wa rd 18 years, and the brand is launching a reinvented version of that signature intrecciato craftsmanship under the watch of creative director Daniel Lee. The unisex Maxi Cabat comes in several distinct styles, including a

large fully woven tote, a large woven tote finished with a band of smooth leather at the top, and versions in crocodile or smooth calfskin. All the woven styles are available in contrasting colors and solid shades, right in time for spring. We’re thinking this iteration will be in style for decades to come—just like the original. bottegaveneta.com


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Gigi Hadid wears the Zoom In shades, one of 10 pairs of new frames for the Gigi Hadid x Vogue Eyewear Special Collection.

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Posh Goes Sporty Victoria Beckham launches a new line with Reebok. By Kim Peiffer Athleisure may be taking over the world, but no one does it as well as VB. Case in point: her new collection with Reebok, designed as an innovative selection of men’s, women’s, and unisex sports and streetwear pieces that marry Beckham’s contemporary-chic style with the core aesthetics of the Reebok brand. As in many of Beckham’s collections, the pieces are easily layered and interchangeable, with a mix of transitional silhouettes. The Reebok x Victoria Beckham collection is priced from $90 to $500.

shapes, eclectic colorways, and NYC glam. With a pair named after Hadid’s sister Bella; Yola after Hadid’s mom; Taura after Hadid’s astrological sign, Taurus; and Highline, SoHo, 23rd Street, and Lafayette after Manhattan locales, the collection is a snapshot of Hadid’s life in her favorite fashion capital. The styles range from larger-than-life shield frames to petite cat eye silhouettes, allowing Hadid to explore new trends and redefine some older ones. “I don’t have to have the same look every single day. I can wake up girly one day, sporty the next, or artsy or weird. My glasses help me portray that,” she decides. Hadid tries on each piece of her newest collection and checks herself in a mirror approvingly, leveling up in confidence after every pair. She struggles to choose a favorite and eventually decides it’s a 10-way tie. “I love seeing how other people feel in [the glasses]. I get more excited when I see them on someone else, which is my favorite part about designing,” the Vogue Eyewear collaborator admits. Hadid’s final style tip? “Wear whatever makes you feel badass.” Coming from the stunner in the orange pantsuit, that’s advice I’d take. vogue-eyewear.com

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The 23-year-old model Gigi Hadid stands nearly six feet tall, donning a vibrant orange pantsuit, makeup to match, and a cool confidence. Hadid is featured in this year’s Pirelli Calendar and boasts campaigns and runway shows for Tom Ford, Chanel, and Max Mara; appearances in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show; and more. But it’s not those accomplishments that inspire Hadid’s undeniable poise. “You can look at this as kind of sad or not, but when the world around me gets really crazy, and I wake up and there are 50 cameras outside my house, my glasses are my shield. They make me feel like I can go out and face the world,” Hadid says of her must-have accessory: sunglasses. With more than 500 pairs in her arsenal, Hadid brought her style expertise to Vogue Eyewear in 2017 and began collaborating on new frames. For their third collection, launching this season, Hadid aimed to capture the essence of Manhattan. “Walking around [Manhattan] and seeing everyone’s personal style and how everyone is so brave to be themselves inspires me,” Hadid says of the Gigi Hadid x Vogue Eyewear Special Collection. The 10-piece assemblage reveals funky

Reebok x Victoria Beckham is streetwise and chic all at once.

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The model showcases New York style through her third collection of frames with Vogue Eyewear. By Kasey Caminiti

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Petal to the Metal

Spring’s bounty brings smashing shades in unexpected textures and shimmering finishes. By Kim Peiffer Photography By David Prince

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Sheer Pop Multiple multipurpose stick in Cote Basque, $39, NARS, narscosmetics.com. Mermaid Eye Matte in Bee, $34, CHANTECAILLE, chantecaille.com. Matte Metal Colour & Couture Contour Lipstick in Tutti Frutti, $38, DIOR, dior.com. Matte Metal Colour & Couture Contour Lipstick in Candy Cane, $38, DIOR, dior.com. Naked3 Eye Shadow in Factory, $54 for palette, URBAN DECAY, urbandecay.com.


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A Touch of Sugar nail polish, $9, ESSIE, essie. com. Future Skin oilfree gel foundation, $78, CHANTECAILLE, chantecaille.com. Serene Slate collection, Mind-full Meditation nail polish, $9, ESSIE, essie.com. 24K Gold Mask, $80, PETER THOMAS ROTH, peterthomasroth.com. Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream Moisturizer, $48, REN, usa.renskincare.com.

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Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Diamond Dust, $26, LAURA GELLER, laurageller.com. Nude Luminizer in Golden Glow, $48, DIOR, dior.com. Le Chrome Luxe Eye Duo in Monte Carlo, $58, CHANTECAILLE, chantecaille.com. Ambient Lighting Finishing Powder in Diffused Light, $46, HOURGLASS, hourglasscosmetics.com. Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Wanderlust, $24, STILA, stilacosmetics. com. Visible Lift Radiance Cheek Duo in Pearly in Peach, $13, L’ORÉAL PARIS, lorealparisusa.com.


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Celebrity Facialist Joanna Vargas

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She’s responsible for some of the best glows in Hollywood. Below, we spend a day in her skin. By Kim Peiffer Photography By Jung Kim

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oanna Vargas is a multitasking master. From managing her salons on both coasts to personally tending to her high-profile roster of clients, there’s never a dull moment in her day. Business is so solid that she decided to expand and completely remodel her salon in New York. The airy new space boasts 13 treatment rooms, four Revitalight beds, and beautiful arched windows overlooking Bryant Park. Why is it that Vargas has become such a skincare maven? It’s her commitment to noninvasive techniques paired with her organic skincare products that have celebrities including Julianne Moore, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, and Helena Christensen knocking at her door. “It all started with facials when I created my first salon with my husband in 2009,” Vargas says. “I wanted the facials to be so special that my clients would leave their treatments so happy that they would tell their friends about it. My focus was using beauty technology and results-driven treatments.” Fast-forward a decade, and she’s finally got her own version of heaven. “The space is really my dream come true,” she says. “I wanted a client to feel that magic was about to happen the moment they walked through the door. And now we have that. The decor is a mix of modern with some California beach decor, so a client can see we are a bicoastal brand.” Her most sought-after treatment to this day is her signature facial, the Triple Crown. “It’s still my number one requested service.” Below, she walks us through a day in the life of a beauty entrepreneur.

6 a.m. When I first get up, I read all my beauty news. I like to see

what everyone is talking about. It’s a nice, easy way to start the day. Then I do a Peloton cycling class in my house. It relieves stress and gives me energy to face the day!    Dry brush and shower.    Wake up my daughter for school. Then makeup while my daughter chooses her outfit for the day. 

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7:45 a.m. We all eat breakfast together in the morning before school.

8 a.m. Then I go to the office. 9 to 9:30 a.m. I arrive at work. 9:30 a.m. Executive staff meeting. I meet with my husband [the

CEO], the COO, the brand manager, and the general manager of the two salons to go over anything we need to discuss that’s upcoming or issues we need to iron out. Facials with clients.   Eat a light bite and get water with electrolytes. Then I walk downtown to the gym.   Boxing with Jason Lee at Iconoclast Fitness.   Shower and walk back to the office.   Emails and interviews.   Depends on the day. My daughter has dance class after school a few days a week, so I either leave to pick her up for that or I stay and do two more clients until 6 p.m.  

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1 to 1:30 p.m. 2 to 3 p.m. 3 to 3:30 p.m. 3:30 to 4 p.m. 4 to 5 p.m.

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Dinner at home with my husband and daughter, followed by homework. Phones are banned from dinner onward. I usually paint in the evenings—it’s so relaxing. Once I leave work, I stay off of electronics completely. Family time! Story time and bedtime for Ruby.   I do a sheet mask while I read a book. I like biographies the most. This quiet time is also my time to catch up with my husband. Even though we work together, technically I almost never see him during the day.    Sleep!

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Pucker Up

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The soul of New York City is captured in Bond No. 9’s new lipstick.

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Anastasia’s new brow gel is built to last.

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2018 may have been the year of the bold brow, but rest assured those Cindy Crawford–esque face framers aren’t going anywhere soon. Hence, the timing couldn’t be better for Anastasia Beverly Hills’s brand-new Dipbrow Gel, a highly pigmented, waterproof concoction to create perfectly defined, fuller brows. Yes, the mascara-like wand will add volume to brow hairs for an undeniably glamorous look, but it’s the smudge-free, waterproof formula that really has us impressed. After a 90-minute hot yoga session, not a single hair was out of place. $18 to $23, anastasiabeverlyhills.com

Bond No. 9’s foray into beauty: NYCinspired lipsticks in refillable cases.

111SKIN’s new peel incorporates rose quartz and diamond powder.

REGENERATION STATION Famed fragrance house Bond No. 9 is expanding its iconic perfume brand to include lipstick, launching nine decadent statement reds named after New York City neighborhoods. Each shade of “smart lipstick” comes in an opulent refillable gold case, adorned with a vintage NYC subway charm. “We’ve captured the soul of each neighborhood,” says Bond No. 9 founder and president Laurice Rahmé. The New York Lips Collection Gold Keepsake Lipstick (plus refill) is available for $130 at Bond No. 9 boutiques, Saks Fifth Avenue stores, and select Bloomingdale’s stores. bondno9.com

After enduring months of cold weather and lack of sunlight, your skin is likely in need of a little love. Enter the Celestial Black Diamond Multi-Acid peel from UK skincare brand 111SKIN. The rapid resurfacing treatment accelerates exfoliation, using natural fruit acids to break down dead skin cells coupled with rose quartz to buff away impurities and diamond powder to help absorb all those glow-inducing ingredients. The result? Instant complexion renewal without dryness or irritation, thanks to hydrating actives that leave skin supple. 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Multi-Acid Accelerated Peel, $295, barneys.com


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Destination: Luxury

Five spas that are worth a plane ride in 2019. By Kim Peiffer

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OMAANDA, NAMIBIA, AFRICA Treatments at this picturesque resort in the heart of the Zannier Reserve are centered around its Namibian roots. The Spa Splendors Ritual (full-body polishing and aromatherapy massage) is as iconic a treatment as it gets, with a combination of traditional herbs and African gestures, making it an ideal indulgence after an intense safari day. zannierhotels.com/omaanda

GOLDENEYE, JAMAICA Jamaica’s most posh resort has just given us another reason to pay a visit: The property’s brand-new FieldSpa features two spa huts, a hammam and yoga deck, and a detoxifying selection of bites and elixirs crafted from the hotel’s own farm. goldeneye.com


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CHABLÉ MAROMA, RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO The expansive 17,000-square-foot spa at the new Chablé Maroma in Riviera Maya whisks guests away on three different treatment journeys: Flow, Balance, and Inspire. The Chablé Tree of Life Treatment offered during the Balance journey is meant to reflect on life’s constant swing between polarities: thinking and feeling, waking and sleeping, acting and resisting. The 90-minute four-handed bioenergetic massage takes place beachside. chablemaroma.com

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AMERICAN CLUB, KOHLER, WISCONSIN The Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort hotel just took its highly acclaimed spa to a new level, debuting a massive expansion featuring 13 new treatment rooms, poolside relaxation spaces, a health-conscious café, and, most notably, two new water-based services: the Thermal Hydro Body Wrap and the Cascading Waterfall Massage. Both treatments feature the spa’s trademark Kohler custom Vichy shower, with the latter representing the brand’s first massage to use hydrotherapy techniques. americanclubresort.com

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RITZ-CARLTON, CAYMAN ISLANDS A new year often brings a desire for a detox from head to toe, so the timing couldn’t be better for the debut of a new treatment at the La Prairie Spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. The purifying Platinum facial offers exquisite haute rejuvenation using the brand’s new Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion ($655, laprairie.com) and includes stimulating the lymphatic system to help detoxification by addressing pressure points on the legs and arms (that, in addition to a heavenly facial that will leave your skin feeling like a baby’s bottom). ritzcarlton.com


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Guy Maintenance Are more men than ever going under the knife? Kim Peiffer explores the seemingly large uptick in man’s quest for eternal youth.

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istorically speaking, the majority of plastic surgery patients has skewed heavily female, but as we fast-forward to today’s world of innovative new treatments and procedures requiring less time off, the male-to-female ratio is dramatically changing the landscape. “My practice over the last five years has gone from 10 percent men to 40 percent men,” says Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, celebrity cosmetic dermatologist and founder of the PFRANKMD brand and PFRANKMD Skin Salon, in New York. “There is a destigmatization of cosmetic procedures due to the improvement in technology, safety, and lack of downtime. The younger generation of men are being raised culturally to learn that many of these treatments are an ‘expected form of grooming.’ ” Dr. Frank says that among the most popular treatments request-

ed by men are procedures that remove sun damage, localized fat removal, and injectables for the eye area. Case in point: Jonathan, a 50-year-old patient of Dr. Frank’s who works in online retail, says he first considered the thought of cosmetic procedures to keep up with others. “I have long hours and work with a lot of young people,” he says. “I wanted to continue to look and feel as youthful as possible.” A f ter consulting w ith Dr. Frank, Jonathan decided on skin tightening with Ultherapy (a high-intensity focused ultrasound that uses nonionizing ultrasonic waves to heat tissue) to improve his neck and jawline, Fraxel laser treatments to rid his skin of sunspots, and Emsculpt (a noninvasive fat reduction treatment that simultaneously boosts muscle mass) to bring back his abdominal definition, which had become covered with a “frustrating bit of fat” that wouldn’t

go away with exercise. And he’s certainly not alone: Jonathan says many of his friends and peers have undergone similar cosmetic treatments or procedures to preserve their youth. According to Dr. Lily Talakoub of McLean Dermatology and Skincare Center, in Virginia, who has noticed a “significant” increase in male clients, the motivation behind the trend is not necessarily about looking younger as much as it is about looking like you got a good night’s sleep. “Men feel the increased need to look refreshed, not necessarily younger—for instance, they ask to treat their forehead lines so they don’t look angry, or for fillers under their eyes so they look less tired,” she says. “Competition in the workforce is driving them to look their best.” Dr. Frank agrees. “Men have a different thought process about these procedures,” he says. “They do it not necessarily to be more attractive—they do it to appear less tired or stressed, more competitive and virile.” Dr. Talakoub says Botox is by far one of the most popular treatments men come to her for thus far, though she expects an increase in body treatments moving forward. “Men like low-downtime procedures and those that have no side effects,” she says. “Unlike some women who can cover a bruise with makeup, men often can’t. Body treatments like CoolSculpting can get rid of stubborn waistlines or muffin tops. It’s a no-downtime, no-needles procedure that no one will know they had.” Downtime, it seems, is a big player for male clientele in the decision to undergo treatments. “Men like quick fixes and treatments w ith less maintenance,” says Dr. Frank. “Women are more patient and are used to maintenance, so the psychology in discussing options is different between the two.” As for men’s willingness to divulge their nip/ tuck secrets? That is a work in progress. “Men are much more likely to be secretive about their procedures,” says Dr. Talakoub. “Women are more open now, given the increase in social media and media coverage and the ease with which these are done, but it still isn’t as acceptable for men, so they like procedures that go unnoticed.” As for Jonathan, though, his lips aren’t entirely sealed, which may foreshadow the future as male treatments become more mainstream. “I don’t openly discuss it, but I certainly won’t deny it,” he says. “Just like watching my diet and exercise, I am proud to do whatever I can to stay fit and feel young.”

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DAY IN THE LIFE:

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How does the journalist and news anchor manage to juggle all of her daily responsibilities and stay sane? We caught Bartiromo off camera for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her daily routine. By Danine Alati Photography By Antoine Verglas

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ne of my secrets to success is simple: I work really hard. I know there are no shortcuts, and I’ve carried out my career in that way,” Maria Bartiromo says of her 25-plus years in journalism. “There are a lot of people who can get in front of a camera and be articulate. But you really need to know your stuff. And you need to own it…so that nobody can push you around.” Bartiromo has lived by these words, as the first person—male or female— to report live from the f loor of the New York Stock Exchange back in 1995 while working at CNBC. She made a commitment to herself to remain unfazed by the turbulent scene of the NYSE floor, which included being shoved aside by male brokers twice her age. “Even though many of them didn’t want me there initially, I pushed back,” she recalls, crediting her Brooklyn upbringing for her tough skin. “There were plenty of situations when I could have gotten intimidated and gone home. But I didn’t.” Prior to her groundbreaking debut on the N YSE f loor, Bartiromo worked for CNN for five years before landing at CNBC, where she spent two decades and proudly says she helped build the network across the globe. In 2014, she decided to take on new challenges at Fox, where she now anchors her own morning show, Mornings with Maria, and the weekend show Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street (formerly Wall Street Week), as well as Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News Channel, which boasts the highest ratings of a weekend cable show. She’s also won two Emmys, moderated three presidential debates, written four books, acted in three movies, and had Joey Ramone write a song about her (aptly titled “Maria Bartiromo”). But when asked about her proudest moment, the lifelong New Yorker gushes about the time she threw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium. “That was one of the most exciting days in my entire career,” she recalls. “I got it right over the plate, and it was awesome.” But how does Bartiromo manage to balance her schedule of working six days a week, 17 hours per day, with actually having a life? While most of us are fast asleep at 3:30 a.m., Bartiromo is starting her day. And then it’s nonstop until she falls into bed around 8:30 p.m. Bartiromo sat down with us on an early-December morning to walk us through her activities for that day—which was even busier than the norm.

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“The first thing I do is go through the wires to see what has happened and what’s happening right now,” Bartiromo explains. “I’ll go through different newspaper sites—the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Post, the New York Times, just to get a sense of what everybody else is reporting. I’ll put on different TV channels when I’m getting ready.”

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Bartiromo’s hair and makeup people arrive at her Manhattan home to get her camera-ready.

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She has a daily phone call with her team. “We check in at 4, and then we speak again at 5:30 every morning,” Bartiromo explains.

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“When I get into the studio around 5/5:30, I will have already gone through the script and the show with my producer the day before, and then again on the phone on my way in,” she says. “Oftentimes, breaking news happens, and we have to just rip up the rundown and start again.”

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Mornings with Maria airs live. “The three-hour show is jam-packed with guests,” Bartiromo offers. “Today I had Treasur y Secretar y Steven Mnuchin; Joe Kaeser, the CEO of Siemens; somebody on National Cookie Day. It’s very much a broad, diverse group of guests.”

9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Running on only a tea or coffee, Bartiromo might grab breakfast following her broadcast, and then her postshow itinerary varies by the day. “I’ll usually have meetings after the show. Then I’ll try to schedule a lunch with one of my sources.” Her go-to power-lunch spots include The Plaza Hotel, Cipriani, and Forty Four. On this particular day, Bartiromo does a taping for a future show at noon before having lunch with one of her sources—the CEO of a major bank.


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“Because I have to get up so early, I take an hour or two-hour nap sometime during the day, if I can,” she admits. “But I won’t be able to do that today.” Yoga also helps keep the 51-year-old grounded amid her chaotic work obligations. With a personal yoga instructor at her disposal, she makes the practice a part of her daily ritual as often as possible, either at noon or 5 p.m.

4 to 5 p.m.

Today, Bartiromo is filling in for her colleague Neil Cavuto as the anchor on his show Your World. “This is a longer day than typical,” she explains. “Usually it’s not this long.”

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

After hours, Bartiromo may cook at home with her husband or order takeout or check out one of their favorite restaurants (such as The Polo Bar or seafood spots like Milos or Avra). “It’s hard to make time for social things with this kind of a schedule. But I try to just make sure everything’s on the early side,” she says. “You need to have a life. I work hard, and I love what I do. But you definitely need an opportunity to say, ‘OK, now this is my time.’

And so I do that through yoga, and I’m a big biker…and I just recently took up meditation.” With a house in Westhampton, Bartiromo and her husband are out east every weekend, where they enjoy biking back and forth on the 14-mile-long road where they live. “We’ll walk on the beach every weekend, too; we’ll bundle up and get out there.” The outdoorsy couple usually plans an annual hiking vacation, but this year the big trip was a weeklong excursion to Marrakech. Bartiromo shared with her 439,000 Twitter followers photos from the Sahara desert on New Year’s Eve. It seems Bartiromo has secured balance in her life—working diligently at her job while finding inner peace through self-care techniques. And what’s next for the ambitious media maven is anyone’s guess. Grateful for the opportunities that have been afforded to her thanks to her own good old-fashioned work ethic, a content Bartiromo admits, “I can’t say that there’s anything that I’m dying to do that I haven’t done yet.” Offering advice to those who might want to follow in her footsteps, she stresses that in addition to working incredibly hard, “You have to love what you do…. And also just do the right thing. Because your reputation is the only thing that will always follow you everywhere you go.… You have to cherish it. You have to protect it.”


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Of Art and Alchemy

The Shed may transform the way audiences experience 21st-century art. By Meghan Watson-Donald

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n a city as culturally saturated as New York, how will Manhattan’s new $500 million arts venue The Shed set itself apart? Scheduled to open this spring in the Hudson Yards at the upper end of the High Line, The Shed’s stated mission is to nurture artistic invention by commissioning, producing, and presenting new work across the performing arts, the visual arts, and pop culture. With a $75 million donation from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and $45 million from real estate developer Frank McCourt, clearly the city’s establishment is betting that The Shed will succeed. Even the building itself is designed to maximize innovation. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with the Rockwell Group, the eight-level structure has a telescoping outer shell that can either retract over the base building or slide out along rails to incorporate the adjoining plaza, creating a 17,000-square-foot hall that allows for an expanded audience of up to 3,000. The f lexible space was inspired by the Fun Palace, conceived in 1960 by British architect Cedric Price for London’s East End. The Fun Palace was a type of anti-museum in which audiences were not passive recipients of highbrow culture but could explore their own creativity by interacting with the presented content as well as the structure’s mobile walls, floors, and ceilings. Like the Fun Palace, The Shed can physically transform to support artists’ most ambitious projects. The Shed’s CEO and artistic director is Alex Poots, formerly the artistic director of the Park Avenue Armory, where he staged productions such as Kenneth Branagh’s thrilling Macbeth, in which the Drill Hall metamorphosed into a mud-spattered battlefield. Prior to that, he was the founding director of the biennial Manchester International Festival, which under his watch became a major platform for showcasing groundbreaking new work in the UK and internationally. At his side as The Shed’s senior program adviser is Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, who regularly makes top-10 lists of the most influential figures in the art world. With this team at the helm, it’s no wonder expectations are running high. The star-studded inaugural season at The Shed obliterates the silos that separate artistic disciplines. Artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen opens the season with Soundtrack of America, a live production celebrating the impact of African American music on art and pop culture over the past 100 years, showcasing the


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talents of early-career musicians. The celebrated soprano Renée Fleming and actor Ben Whishaw perform poet Anne Carson’s Norma Jeane Baker of Troy, intertwining the lives of Marilyn Monroe and Helen of Troy. Björk stages Cornucopia, billed by The Shed as her most elaborate concert production to date, directed by Tony Award winner John Tiffany. And Reich Richter Pärt juxtaposes the works of Gerhard Richter with compositions by the Pulitzer Prize–winning minimalist composer Steve Reich and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, whose unique musical language is partly inspired by Gregorian chant and classic vocal poly phony. R ichter and Pär t prev iously collaborated on an installation at the Manchester International Festival in 2015, in which Richter’s blurred gray abstracts referencing Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau were experienced through a veil of choral voices in the audience describing a visitation of the Virgin that ostensibly predicted the horrors of the Second World War. Perhaps most important of all, 52 emerging artists across all disciplines will develop and present their work at The Shed through its Open Call commissioning program. The Shed’s synergistic approach might just electrify the cultural landscape, celebrating the totality of art in all its forms. from top:

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Global Citizens

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hey want the creature comforts of home wherever they are,” says Scott Durkin, president and CEO of Douglas Elli-

man Real Estate. Where they buy depends on “where they are geographically” and “what their motivation is,” says Michael Valdes, global vice president of international servicing at Sotheby’s International Realty Aff iliates LLC, which has 960 offices in 72 countries worldwide. Some chase the sun in the Turks and Caicos or look to retire in picturesque San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Others seek a second citizenship or a place where they have a work connection or “a kinship.” Value hunters search Prague or Buenos Aires for the “amazing number of architectural gems available at a reasonable price,” Valdes adds. What the mansion collectors also covet is safety. Security plays an ever-larger role in choosing where to buy that second, third, or fourth well-appointed, amenityrich home, bolstering enviable—and safe— destinations like St. Bar ts, Por tuga l, Ireland, and New Zealand. In the two years since Madonna purchased an $8.9 million hilltop 18th-century Moorish Revival mansion outside Lisbon, prices in Portugal have risen 30 percent. Demand remains strong for the Portuguese capital and Cascais, a fishing town with extraordinary seaside architecture. “Ranking high up there is safety and a place a bit off the beaten path,” Valdes says. One of the biggest draws to chic St. Barts “is the safety of the island,” says Zarek Honneysett, sales manager and partner at Sibarth Real Estate, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate on the tiny Caribbean island. “There is no major crime.” Celebrities and CEOs of Fortune 500

companies also enjoy St. Barts’s white beaches, divine restaurants, haute shops like Hermès, and water sports. After vacationing on the island a few times, “they fall in love,” Honneysett says. “It’s the coup de coeur. It’s an emotional purchase in St. Barts.” Paradise and privacy can be found in an $18 million hillside villa with dark wood-plank ceilings, an infinity pool, and a tennis court on three tropical acres with sweeping ocean views. Ireland is also “a safe haven” for wealthy buyers, says Roseanne De Vere Hunt, a director of Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms, and Estates, an affiliate of Christie’s. They opt for 10,000- to 15,000-squarefoot restored Georgian or Victorian manors like Seafield House, an $11 million, eightbedroom 1730s Palladian mansion with a striking Italianate tower in its 1857 west wing. Nine miles from downtown Dublin, its 80 acres encompass stables, gardens, forests, a lake, and a gatehouse. “The quality is fabulous,” Hunt says. “They come to switch off and get away from their work lives and relax in the privacy that they have.” On the resort island of Phuket, Thailand, the luxury market is robust. Distinctive beachfront villas like the Iniala Beach House, the $23.6 million, 10-bedroom contemporary residence/boutique hotel with iconic Thai curved roofs where the Kardashians vacationed and filmed their show, attract seasoned travelers and expats living in Hong Kong and Singapore who are seeking a holiday home, said Tim Skevington, the chief executive of Richmont’s Luxury Real Estate, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. In Bangkok, internat ion a l bu yer s opt for c ondo s i n t he Ritz-Carlton and new Four Seasons residences as their Thailand base, wanting a home to call their own, yet drawn, Skevington says, by “all the hotel services at their beck and call.”

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The Iniala Beach House, in Phuket, Thailand; an $18 million St. Barts villa; Seafield House manor, near Dublin.

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A rendering of the Waterline Club amenity space inside New York City’s Waterline Square residential complex.

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The Design Files

Mind-bending architecture and interiors are spiriting the industry into the future. By Nicole Haddad

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This spring and beyond, the visionaries profiled on these pages are introducing the world to imagination gone wild. From a book layered in creative inspiration to a hip-as-it-gets Miami hotel to architectural feats, mesmerizing patterns, and a restaurant that transports one to Tuscany, these are the projects from the people and firms that continuously defy expectations and revolutionize the landscape of design.

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GID Development Group tapped quite an ensemble of architects and designers to conceptualize Waterline Square—a staggering three-tower complex on New York City’s Hudson River set to open this summer. Between Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and Rafael Viñoly Architects each designing a respective tower and firms such as Champalimaud Design and Groves & Co. creating some of the interiors, it was only natural that Rockwell Group was tapped to conceive of the amenities (think: screening room, hydroponic garden, dog run, tennis courts, skate park, and so much more) and design the grand amenity interiors, dubbed the Waterline Club. The challenging below-grade space connects all three towers and introduces an extraordinary lifestyle program that even includes a recording studio. In pure David Rockwell fashion, the social hub of the space, or the Nexus, features futuristic architectural feats of functional fancy. Located on the third cellar level, the dynamic central gathering space is filled with sculptural seating, monumental travertine walls, and a mind-blowing Infinite Loop staircase—inspired by the infinity symbol—that bridges the gap between towers. While the profile of the curvilinear staircase is clad in a warm wood that complements the travertine walls, massive columns in a nickeltone metal not only support the bridge, but also morph into an artful bloom that flows into the topography of the ceiling. The supports are dressed in GFRG—allowing for strength with lighter weight while leaving guests utterly awestruck. rockwellgroup.com; waterlinesquare.com

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Jill Malek’s Reflections wallcovering pattern.

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Julien Albertini and Alina Pimkina, partners of creative studio Asthetíque Group, were tapped by American Standard Hospitality Group to develop an Italian restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, that eschewed all clichés. The result, Loreto, is cozy and utterly enchanting, and offers the allure of an elevated countryside locale in Tuscany. To create the seriously chic atmosphere, Asthetíque resea rched high-fa shion Ita lia n brands and vintage Italian crafts, and designed sensual yet supremely comfortable custom banquettes— then surrounded them with 16- to 18-foot-tall trees. Artfully placed spot light s sof t ly i l lum inat e t he plants, creating a magical, intimate ambience. Throughout the restaurant, plants in rustic pottery and dry herbal installations add effortless charm. Even upon entering the restaurant, diners are greeted with a sculptural display table showcasing locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables, and views of the open kitchen, instantly assuring diners of the mouthwatering culinary experience to come. Textural cream-colored walls accented with gradient brass sheet metal designs are enhanced by beautiful distressed cer a m ic p end a nt f i x t u r e s . T h r e e gradient milk spherical lights suspended from leather straps hang over one side of the inviting forest green bar and complement the antique brass–clad backsplash. The powder room is just as exceptional, with custom dark green walls and an herbal constellation installed within panes of glass. This is one restaurant worth a trek across the bridge. asthetiquegroup.com

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New York City–based artist and designer Jill Malek has collaborated with companies and brands ranging from Rockwell Group to Mulo shoes to Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Between creating bout ique desig n pa ck ages for hospitality groups and high-end residential interior and architecture firms, Julien Malek has somehow launched yet anAlbertini and Alina other collection of wallcoverings. The Pimkina series, titled Ref lect/Refract, consists of two patterns: Ref lections and Refractions. Regarding the former, each non-repeating pattern is printed on 54-inch-wide commercial-grade material, is available in multiple colorways, and can be customized to any space. Although Malek has continuously been inspired by the f lux and f low of forms in nature, the new patterns showcase a

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slight departure from the designer’s more characteristic tradition of tone-on-tone designs. In this new venture, Malek explores the subtle layering of colors, revealing how slight variations can unify or profoundly alter a room. A designer who has already had seven of her patterns acquired by the Brooklyn Museum as part of its permanent decorative arts collection, Malek is one to watch. jillmalek.com

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When renowned interior designer Christopher Coleman and equally famous architect and fashion designer Ángel Sánchez uprooted their lives and moved from New York City to Miami, the interior design community was aghast. Then, Sanchez + Coleman Studio was born, and the world was aghast again: The pair swiftly emerged with a slew of dazzlingly cool hospitality projects that immediately turned the idea of good design on its head. This spring, the bicoastal duo’s work on Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell will debut, exemplifying their command of all that is chic. Elements of Brutalism work hand in hand with graphic tiles, contemporary lighting, bold colors, angular lines, natural Christopher materials, and minimalist yet comfortColeman and Ángel Sánchez able f urniture. From the Welcome Lounge to the Play Lounge to the Brick Bar, Brick Café, and sixth-f loor pool, each area of the hotel in which they wielded their magic is divinely suited for a specific ambience while retaining a cohesive sense of phenomenal style. Indoor-outdoor areas outfitted with native plants form a sort of oasis where e ver y t h i ng—f r om h a ng i ng s w i ng chairs to linen sectionals and woven planters—is perfectly placed to play with light, shadow, texture, and pattern, all while catering to comfort and Jill Malek style. sanchezcolemanstudio.com

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Rolls-Royce Takes the Sport-Utility to New Heights

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A smooth ride and bells and whistles galore make the Cullinan more than outdoor-ready. By Steve Siler

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e’re not sure if Rolls-Royce customers are tailgating types, and of those who might be, it’s hard to imagine many of them getting their pregame buzz on in a college stadium parking lot, grabbing cold, wet beers—or even a bottle of Cristal—from the boot of their Rolls. Certainly, better choices for such shenanigans exist among the seven to 10 other vehicles owned by the typical Rolls-Royce customer. Or is there? Among the numerous amenities of the all-new Rolls-Royce Cullinan that far surpass the realm of necessity is the “Viewing Suite”—two folding seats that, at the touch of a button, motor out from the “Recreation Module” cartridge mounted beneath the cargo floor and unfold, facing outward, while a small cocktail table rises between them. Homecoming will never be the same. Rolls-Royce has designed various other modules that may be stored at home and swapped into the Cullinan on a lark, should the customer prefer drone photography, hiking, rock climbing, BASE jumping, snowboarding, wakeboarding—even volcano boarding (!). And in case Rolls has not, in fact, anticipated one’s specific sybaritic desire, customers may spec out their own custom Recreation Modules to suit whatever activities they consider “recreation.”

But that Viewing Suite—an estimated $25,000 expenditure on top of the roughly $325K starting price for the Cullinan—should prove particularly popular, we surmise, especially to drivers who are comfortable driving off-road. As the company’s first-ever model to come standard with all-wheel drive, adjustable air suspension informed by stereoscopic cameras, hill descent control, four-camera surround view with “helicopter mode,” infrared night vision that detects both pedestrians and wildlife, water-fording capability of 21 inches, and an “Everywhere” button that sets the Cullinan up for optimal traction based on terrain, the vehicle may take them places they could never reach in a Phantom and where the Viewing Suite could be put to very good use indeed. We got the chance to reach some of those places in the Cullinan during its global media debut in gorgeous Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where we experi-

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THE 2019 SUPER-SPORT-UTILITIES: Lamborghini Urus and Porsche Cayenne Lamborghini Urus

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Bentley Bentayga and similarly sport-oriented Porsche Cayenne, corporate cousins of the Urus within the Volkswagen AG family. Speaking of the Porsche, the Urus might not exist if not for the Cayenne, which was the first SUV to prove that a truly sporty sport-utility vehicle was possible. For 2019, the Cayenne is all-new and, like the Urus, designed for sportier-minded drivers. While the top dog Cayenne Turbo shares much of its turbocharged V-8 with the Urus (and the Bentley), it’s limited to “just” 550 hp, so as not to upstage the others, both of which are roughly $75K pricier. The Cayenne and Cayenne S models will also be offered with turbo V-6s with 340 and 440 hp, respectively, starting around $75K. Visually, the new Cayenne appears thicker but is actually lower and narrower, yet still as sleek as a missile. It’s more spacious and far more refined inside. Both of these particularly sporty sport-utes are on sale now.

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enced, among other things, what it’s like to drive a Rolls-Royce that is—clutch pearls—dirty. While we’d never wear the recordbreaking mega-diamond for which the Cullinan is named out on trails this muddy and strewn with debris, we would happily climb Snow King again in this Rolls, even on the standard allseason tires; ditto any of the miles of muddy, rutted Wyoming trails, which, in spite of their rocks, water crossings, and undulating surfaces, never pitched the Cullinan’s body into a fit of shuddering or tossed our heads around violently. For tougher stuff, the eight-speed automatic has a “Low” button that holds second gear. Sure, the Cullinan is the most expensive production SUV in history, but powered by Rolls-Royce’s trusty, torquey, and silent 563-horsepower 6.75-liter V-12 and aided by technology, it is not as precious as one might expect. The Cullinan is also not as numb on the road as one might expect, given that it’s a three-ton SUV, and a Rolls-Royce SUV to boot. Indeed, the vehicle feels taut—never harsh, just mannerly and crisp—more like a Ghost than the pillowy Phantom. Steering is well weighted and accurate, but at 79 inches across— roughly the same as a full-size pickup—the Cullinan always feels big, especially on narrow two-laners. It’s arguably at its best where there are no lanes—i.e., off-road. It even looks better with a little grit, because, to be candid, the elegance for which Rolls-Royces are known is muted to some degree in this high-bodied form. Its aluminum-intensive “Architecture of Luxury” structure also underpins the $100K-pricier Phantom, but a foot and a half less length and seven inches more height give the Cullinan a chunkier profile. All traditional RollsRoyce cues are present—the Pantheon grille, stern-looking headlamps, pronounced shoulder, power-operated “coach” doors, small rectangular taillamps, tapering bustle-back rear end—but the proportions seem somewhat awkward, like those of the highroofed Bentley limousine the Queen of England uses when Her Majesty allows herself to be seen being transported in public. That said, those high walls make great canvases for splattered mud, and the Spirit of Ecstasy, a.k.a. Eleanor, looks rather awesome with mud on her face. Good thing each Cullinan is coated with three coats of paint and two layers of protective clear coat. There’s little to question inside. Like most Rolls-Royces, there isn’t much of the interior that’s not covered by unspeakably soft bull hides (at least nine per Cullinan, according to Rolls-Royce), gorgeous wood veneers, or authentic metal trim, with the ambience changing considerably depending on the color scheme and level of sheen on the wood and metal. Whether in front or back, one sits upon what feels more like a personal cloud than a chair, and as with Rolls’s Ghost and Phantom sedans, the rears can be combined bench-style for three-across capacity, or as individual thrones separated by a refrigerator and cabinetry containing whiskey glasses and other bar items. Stadium seating and tall, vertical windows provide a commanding view, and should the paparazzi attack, power curtains are available to shut them out. Buttons on the front seatbacks deploy motorized tray tables that feature integrated touchscreen tablets for in-seat entertainment, navigation, or web browsing via the Cullinan’s 5G-capable hotspot. And, of course, there’s no pleasure quite like running one’s toes through the deep lamb’s wool carpets in a Rolls-Royce. Deliveries of the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan are slated to begin about the time you read this. Watch for them on the road, on a trail, or perhaps at a tailgate party near you.


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Bobby Flay’s Plate Is Full

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Wielding nearly three decades of culinary prowess, this celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality is bringing a new concept to Las Vegas this spring. By Annie Caminiti


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Paella at NYC’s Gato; Bobby Flay grills with President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009.

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fter dropping out of high school in the 1980s at age 17, Bobby Flay, a punchy New York City kid, landed a job at a restaurant in Midtown, all while lacking the key ingredient to his eventual success: passion. Upon introduction to a myriad of mentors in the burgeoning New York culinary scene, Flay finally found his forte, specifically Southwest f lavoring. With that passion came an immediate thrust into Food Network fame, and now, nearly three decades later, it’s hard to keep up with everything on this Iron Chef’s plate. Fast-forward through the duration of a prolific career, and Flay still maintains his Food Network title. His current television series include Emmy Award–winning Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction, Brunch @ Bobby’s (Cooking Channel), Food Network Star, and Iron Chef America. And with 25 rest aura nt s spa nning the countr y—including 19 fast-casual locations and six for fine dining—he is on a mission to share his culinary expertise with the world. We recommend the kale and mushroom paella for supper at his latest fine dining restaurant, Gato, in New York City. But a lot has changed over the years that Flay has sustained his culinary fame. When asked about differentiating his plates for varying dining genres with

“THIS RESTAURANT IS ALL ABOUT FISH, BUT THE APPROACH IS LATININSPIRED, AND IT WILL BE UTILIZED IN A UNIQUE WAY.”

social media in mind, Flay is adamant that he doesn’t cater to the inf luencer craze. “I plate food for the environment I’m in. For example, at Gato, I plate incredibly simply. It’s cooked, and I put it on a plate. At Mesa Grill, it’s colorful and vibrant with a lot of different textures, so that might be a more Instagrammable photo.” He continues, “But I don’t think about [social media] too much. I know that it’s important, and I partake because it’s the way we get our information out there, but I never plate for social media.”

Beyond New York, there are no signs of him slowing down. Flay is taking his expertise to Las Vegas this spring with his latest and leastexpected restaurant concept, Shark, within the Palms Casino Resort. “It’s a new type of cuisine for me. It doesn’t have a title to it. This restaurant is all about fish, but the approach is Latininspired, and it will be utilized in a very unique way,” explains Flay. The acclaimed chef adds with a smile and maybe a little bit of that same punchy New York mischief, “And fun. It’s Vegas; it’s going to have a little sparkle to it.”


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The disks that make up the National Museum of Qatar number 508 in total.

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Desert Rose

The National Museum of Qatar is the new architectural jewel of the Middle East. By Meghan Watson-Donald

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fter nearly 10 years of planning and construction, one of the world’s most anticipated architectural projects is slated to open to the public for the first time on March 28. Designed by the Pritzker Prize–winning architect Jean Nouvel, the National Museum of Qatar is a feat of dazzling architectural and engineering bravura, the tilting contours and geometric angles of its interlocking rooftop disks unfolding along Doha’s waterfront promenade like an apparition in a fever dream. The museum presents a vision of the future that is undeniably rooted in the desert from which it grows. The building’s striking form is inspired by the desert rose, naturally occurring crystal deposits that present themselves in desert environments, so named because the crystals fan open like f lowers in clusters of radiating petal-like plates. “Qatar has a deep rapport with the desert, with its flora and fauna, its nomadic people, its long traditions. To fuse these contrasting stories, I needed a symbolic element,” Nouvel said in a statement. “Eventually, I remembered the phenomenon of the desert rose: crystalline forms, like miniature architectural events, that emerge from the ground through the work of wind, salt water, and sand. The museum that developed from this idea, with its great curved disks, intersections, and cantilevered angles, is a totality, at once architectural, spatial, and sensory.” Indeed, the building appears as one with its environment—sand-colored


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concrete cladding merges with Qatar’s arid desert landscape; the deep overhangs created by the intersecting disks produce shade and protect the interiors from light and heat. “The idea takes shape via the so-called contextual approach Jean Nouvel always adopts in his projects,” says Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s project manager in Doha. “This approach can be defined as the chemistry and synthesis of a compound of problems relating to geography, climate, history, culture, the genius loci, and the client’s aspirations.” The starting point for the design, and an essential component of the pre-build context, was the Old Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim AlThani (1880–1957), son of the father of modern Qatar. Built in the early 20th century and recently restored, the palace has served as a royal residence, the seat of government, and, since 1975, the former national museum. The constellation of interlocking saucers creates a ring of gallery spaces around the palace and caravansary, a central court that will be used for outdoor cultural events. “We thought of [the Old Palace] as the jewel in the necklace,” says Rakem. “Thanks to the disks, the building touches the ground lightly, unaggressively, and in correct proportions, fanning out around the palace.” Despite the divergent architectural styles of the two buildings, the new structure constantly references and ref lects aspects of the old. “The similarity with the Old Palace lies on the emotional side: The tranquility of the Old Palace’s internal courtyards is now re-created in the caravansary space within the new building. The Old Palace’s proximity and visual connection

“THE BUILDING TOUCHES THE GROUND LIGHTLY, UNAGGRESSIVELY, AND IN CORRECT PROPORTIONS, FANNING OUT AROUND THE PALACE.”

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to the sea has been maintained. The sharp inclination of one of the disks— named the pearl disk—to the right of the palace’s north door was designed precisely so it wouldn’t obstruct the original facade,” Rakem explains. “In terms of museography, the palace is like a gallery in itself, a kind of f lashback to a neutral past that shunned excess.” The technical challenges of constructing a building composed of disks, numbering 508 in total and of various sizes and configurations, were immense. “To give you an example, the total amount of steel used in the structure of this project is the equivalent of three times the quantity of iron used to build the Eiffel Tower,” Rakem says. “Each disk is self-supporting in relation to the adjacent disks. The number of nodes and links created by the interlocking of these disks is phenomenal. All the nodes required us to enlist the computational power of supercomputers. The biggest problem we faced on the structural level was coordinating the other parts, so as to get the requisite spaces inside the building right. Every modification or movement of a structural element entailed a number of hours of high-performance computation to check that the building was stable.” “Another technical challenge was assembling the 76,000 ultra-highperformance concrete cladding panels. Each cladding panel was specifically sized according to where it was to go,” he says. “On-site assembly was managed essentially in 3-D and to within a millimeter. The biggest problem we faced installing the cladding panels was essentially due to the different structural movements of the building during construction. We needed to make adjustments to adapt to those shifts.”


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The interior gallery spaces follow an undulating loop that gently rises and falls, evoking the natural f loor of the desert. “The galleries were designed as a single, continuous, uninterrupted circuit, but with a multitude of sequences: a floor on a perpetual incline and warp, heights that can vary from three to 13 meters, extremely open or extremely confined volumes,” says Rakem. “The interiors are based on and extend the stresses and tensions set up by the exterior disks.” The complex comprises 8,700 square meters of exhibition galleries, two cafés, a restaurant, a 213-seat theater, a library and research center, and children’s activity rooms. A lagoon runs along the building’s western side, while a landscaped park to the north features botanical gardens with native vegetation adapted to the region’s climate. The permanent galleries take the visitor on a chronological journey through Qatar’s natural, cultural, and political history, from ancient times to the present, creating an immersive experience that includes oral histo-

ries, archival images, artworks, music, storytelling, and evocative aromas. Highlights of the collection include the renowned Pearl Carpet of Baroda— commissioned in 1865, embroidered with more than 1.5 million of the highest-quality Gulf pearls, and adorned with emeralds, diamonds, and sapphires—as well as archaeological and heritage objects, manuscripts, documents, photographs, jewelry, and costumes. The outdoor spaces feature a number of artworks, including Jean-Michel Othoniel’s monumental installation of 114 fountains set within the museum’s lagoon, their streams designed to evoke the fluid forms of Arabic calligraphy, and a sculpture by Syrian artist Simone Fattal, Gates of the Sea, inspired by the petroglyphs found in Qatar at Al Jassasiya. At once a monument to Qatar’s cultural heritage and traditions and an expression of its evolving identity in the contemporary world, the National Museum of Qatar symbolizes and makes manifest a young country’s bold aspirations. qm.org.qa


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ollowing DuJour’s photo shoot with Thomas Middleditch, the actor and comedian jokingly reveals that he’s heard rumblings about it being one of the best shoots of the year. “Trying to look handsome is funny for anyone like me who is constantly taking the piss out of things,” he adds. His sarcasm shines throughout our conversation in varying shades, offering moments of self-deprecation along with genuine modesty. Middleditch recently nabbed a role in Godzilla: King of the Monsters but, in true form, admits that he is assuming he’s been cut out of the movie until he sees it. “There are a lot of stars in it and also a huge monster. I’m tangential at best,” he decides with a laugh. Since moving from Chicago to New York City to Los Angeles, Middleditch has worked on all forms of comedy, including commercials, web series like Jake and Amir, and the online outlet CollegeHumor. Though he has scored roles in hit television shows like The Office, You’re the Worst, and, most notably, HBO’s Silicon Valley, as Richard Hendricks, Middleditch celebrates improvisation as his comedic nucleus. With a history of improv dating back to the eighth grade, Middleditch says what he loves most is its off-the-cuff nature. Improvisation requires spontaneity and a touch of absurdity, which is exactly what he provides during his two-person long-form improv set with Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), dubbed “Middleditch and Schwartz.”

“PERSONALLY, I WOULD LOVE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT I’M NOT JUST RICHARD FROM SILICON VALLEY OR THE VERIZON GUY.” The duo began performing together at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, founded by the famously funny Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, and Ian Roberts. Starting with eight-minute sketches, the two graduated to 30-minute slots before locking in two shows a month at Largos Theatre in Los Angeles. Middleditch says that once they “clicked into a groove,” he knew they should tour together. After slight hesitation from Schwartz, Middleditch and Schwartz hit the road in early 2018. Since then, the pair have performed across the country at theaters including the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and sold out New York City’s Carnegie Hall this past February as well as the Chicago Theatre in Chicago in April. “Personally, a goal of mine would be to have the

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Ben Stiller (left), Thomas Middleditch (center), and Ben Schwartz attend the AllStar Comedy Roundtable at the 2018 Nantucket Film Festival; a scene from Silicon Valley, featuring (from left) Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Martin Starr, and Middleditch.

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As an actor, comedian, writer, and overall funny guy, Thomas Middleditch will surprise you. By Kasey Caminiti Photography By Jung Kim Styling By Apuje Kalu


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show be brought anywhere that would have a home for it as a comedy special. It could be a miniseries. Since it is improv, you could shoot 10 and air six episodes. These are the things that are the aspiration for me,” Middleditch says. Going completely off the cuff adds layers of storytelling to the duo’s set, from intimate moments between a father and son to a dreamworld filled with time travel through butts. “I would say it’s controlled absurdity. You end up watching a play, in a way. I don’t want to say that, because anyone who is an ultra comedy dork hears ‘play’ and goes, ‘Yikes, no way, save that for Broadway, pal!’” Middleditch says. Although Middleditch and Schwartz is a hilarious success, the Silicon Valley star admits he has ulterior motives. “Personally, I would love for people to understand that I’m not just Richard from Silicon Valley or the Verizon guy that’s on the television every two minutes. It’s the tale as old as time in Hollywood.” Middleditch adds that the success of his improv tour would also translate into praise for the specific breed of comedy overall that he says has been seen as second tier to other forms in the past. “I truly believe that just because I make up an hour of comedy as opposed to write an hour of comedy, I don’t think that disqualifies any prestige allotted.” While Middleditch and Schwartz heads back out on tour in early 2019, Middleditch will resume filming season six of Silicon Valley. Since 2014, he has portrayed the character of Richard Hendricks alongside a cast of Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Josh Brener, and other comedians. “In the first season, [Richard] is this skittish little mouse that just dares to dream about his little code he’s building, and now he’s desperately trying to bring that into the world of titanic technological industry. He’s learning that he has to be cutthroat and be a boss and that his morals might be compro-

mised at every turn,” Middleditch says of the character that garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2016. “I view Richard as a character. He’s got mannerisms, speech, and body language that I don’t use in real life,” Middleditch adds. “There are also some similarities. I’m not going to say I’m Rico Suave, but he’s a character that I’m playing. To try on anything new is the fun in being an actor.” Going into the show’s sixth season, the cast has developed chemistry and a level of trust in one another, allowing Middleditch to incorporate his love of improv into scenes. “It’s a symbiotic relationship between the actor and the writers. We’re very fortunate that we have beautifully written scripts that are intricate and have incredible jokes to them already,” he explains. “But we’re always looking for alt-jokes, another stab at it, or a piece of color. I think everyone feels that they can trust fall into each other’s arms.” While reaching new heights as a professional, Middleditch also earned his pilot’s license in order to expand his repertoire of hobbies. He tells me that he recently f lew himself, his wife, and his dogs to his hometown in British Columbia. “I used to sit across the lake in my house watching the tiny little planes land in this airport, thinking, One day, I would like to fly there. And it finally happened at 36,” he says proudly. With his comedy tour, upcoming movies, and television shows all on the horizon, Middleditch is ready to soar through 2019 with sarcasm and wit. But, at the end of the day, he reassures me that he still has his feet planted on one stage in particular. “Even when there is no more Verizon, there’s no more HBO, there’s no more movies, there’s no more anything, I’ll still be doing improv. When I am down and out or am struggling to find my creativity, I get onstage and I perform, and that’s everything I need.”

COMEDIANS WHO, LIKE MIDDLEDITCH, WERE TURNED DOWN FOR SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

STEVE CARELL Auditioned in 1995 and moved on to star in the television show The Office as well as films like Anchorman, The Big Short, and Battle of the Sexes.

ZACH GALIFIANAKIS Auditioned in 1991 and then appeared in films such as The Campaign and The Hangover, and his own web series, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.

JENNIFER COOLIDGE Auditioned in 1995 and wound up winning roles in films including American Pie, Legally Blonde, Best in Show, and A Cinderella Story.

LISA KUDROW Auditioned in 1990 before joining the cast of Friends and starring in films like Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and The Opposite of Sex.

KUMAIL NANJIANI Auditioned in 2012 and ended up becoming part of the cast of Silicon Valley, alongside Middleditch, and cowriting and starring in the film The Big Sick.

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“I VIEW RICHARD AS A CHARACTER. HE’S GOT MANNERISMS, SPEECH, AND BODY LANGUAGE THAT I DON’T USE IN REAL LIFE. TO TRY ON ANYTHING NEW IS THE FUN IN BEING AN ACTOR.”


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New York City Ballet principal dancer Taylor Stanley puts spring’s hottest athleisure pieces to the test in a colorful display at Lincoln Center. Photography By Warren Elgort Styling By Carrie Weidner

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Biodiversity at Its Best

Global Wildlife Conservation is impacting the future of our planet for the better, one rhino at a time. tion efforts include enhancing the strict protection of the remaining animals and their habitat, moving individual rhinos to a new location to establish a second population elsewhere in Indonesia, and controlling the invasive Arenga palm, which shades out the forest floor, preventing the growth of plants that the rhinos eat. Additionally, the aforementioned quest to find and protect specific species, the Search for Lost Species, is spearheaded by GWC in collaboration with more than 100 scientists around the globe. GWC has compiled a list of 1,200 species of animals and plants that are missing to science and, from that list, teased the top 25 “most wanted” in the world. Quirky, charismatic, and elusive, these species are global flagships for conservation. It’s clear that Global Wildlife Conservation is dedicated to maximizing its impact on this planet through biodiversity exploration and constant recovery. The most unique feature of Earth is the existence of life, and the most extraordinary feature of life is its diversity. The very air that we breathe, the water that we drink, the food that we eat—they all come from the diversity of life on Earth. GWC has protected more than 350,000 acres of key habitat in the world’s biodiversity hot spots: protected habitat for more than 150 threatened species, as well as 17,000plus other species to help prevent them from becoming threatened in the future. And there are no signs of the effort slowing down.

Wes Sechrest, GWC’s chief scientist and CEO.

Don Church, president of Global Wildlife Conservation.

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rom the tiniest salamander in Colombia to the most majestic of elephants in Africa, the world’s ecosystems have maintenance needs that see no limit. The nonprof it Global Wildlife Conser vation (GWC) is committed to protecting the endless array of species—all playing a fundamental role in the overall health of our planet—through exploration, research, and, of course, conservation. Today, the planet’s animal and plant species are under more pressure than ever before, with an increasing number on the brink of extinction. For the first time in the history of our planet, we are entering a period of extinction 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, driven by the actions of just one species: humans. As species disappear, we lose both the known and unknown benefits they provide. Evidence is mounting that extinctions are altering key processes important to the productivity and sustainability of Earth’s ecosystems. Currently, GWC remains loyal to a docket of core projects, ranging from protecting critically endangered species to embarking on the largest-ever quest to find and protect species not seen in the last decade, in order to make the difference the world needs. The Javan rhino is one of the critically endangered species—with a known population of just 68 individuals—that GWC aims to protect. Currently, all 68 rhinos are confined to Ujung Kulon National Park in West Java, Indonesia. Conserva-


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t took only moments after leaving Cairo International Airport to be immersed in the full frenzy of the largest city in the Middle East. Cars did not follow the lines on the road, people darted in and out of traffic without hesitation, and mothers carried goods on their heads, holding tightly onto children as the families wove between passing cars. It was early evening, and the city was teeming with people, twentysomethings lining up on the Qasr al-Nil Bridge, watching as boats traveled up and down the Nile, neon lights flashing and music blaring as the people inside them danced. All I could think was, Why did it take me so long to get here? Egypt is one of those places that often appears on people’s “someday list” but takes years, if ever, to get checked off. Just a four-hour f light from most European capitals, it should be the starting point for every serious traveler. With 6,000 years of accessible, touchable, layered history and knowledge to explore, it is also affordable, has incredible food, and offers rich, modern culture. WHY NOW After the Arab Spring in late 2010, tourism in Egypt, one of the country’s leading economic generators, fell off dramatically, and the decline was felt everywhere. But now, in light of improved security and a stable government, travelers are confidently returning, and 2019 is tipped to exceed prerevolution numbers, says Jenny Gray of Peregrine Adventures, a luxury travel company that has operated in Egypt for 25 years. “Egypt has spent millions of dollars on security reforms in airports and key tourist attractions throughout the country,” she says. “It’s a location that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime, and there is so much to see on multiple trips. Now is the time to get there—while you can still experience ancient wonders with no more than a handful of other travelers.” THE LAST WONDER OF THE ANCIENT WORLD From Lower to Upper Egypt, there is an abundance of attractions. My trip began with Cairo itself, an incredible city best explored with a local guide

who knows the best places to eat among the thousands of small restaurants. Guides can translate Arabic and understand the rules of dress, culture, and religion, as well as the art of bargaining in Egypt, which can be put to good use at the Khan el-Khalili souk, a vast district full of antiques, handcrafted goods, and souvenirs where all the prices are up for debate. While at the souk, be sure to stop into El-Fishawi for a Turkish coffee and a pull or two on a hookah. Just outside the city is the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Great Pyramid of Giza, resting place of Pharaoh Khufu. Again, with so few crowds—only a few hundred people on the morning I visited— we walked leisurely around the collection of pyramids, climbing deep inside the Grand Gallery, into the King’s Chamber, and had ample time to admire the majesty of the Great Sphinx, originally built to guard the pyramids themselves. Nearby, the historic Marriott Mena House, which has welcomed kings, queens, and presidents, is perfectly situated, with incredibly close views of the pyramids. THE OPENING OF THE GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM Bridging the experience of the pyramids and the treasures of ancient Egypt, the new $1 billion Grand Egyptian Museum will soon open on a site neighboring the pyramids. This massive 5,000,000-square-foot, air-conditioned museum will replace the current Egyptian Museum, built in 1902 in downtown Cairo. Scheduled to open in early 2019, the Grand Egyptian Museum will be the largest museum of Egyptology in the world. The first exhibit to be unveiled will be the full Tutankhamun collection, with 3,200 pieces displayed for the first time. The complex will also have several restaurants, a children’s museum, a conservation center, parks, and gardens. “The opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum this year is pitched to lure back even more travelers from all around the globe,” Gray says. “The new museum is designed to include the latest technology, and, once completed, it will be a world-leading scientific, historical, and archaeological study center.”

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Why should you travel to Egypt in 2019? To see the last remaining wonder of the ancient world, among many other reasons. By Amiee White Beazley


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The Great Sphinx, in Cairo.


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WHERE TO STAY This year, the much-anticipated St. Regis Cairo will open with 36 stories; 366 rooms, suites, and apartments; and seven restaurants and bars. But if you feel that part of traveling is experiencing local hospitality, that can be found in the older hotels of Egypt built during the first period of British rule, such as the Winter Palace in Luxor and the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan. “Egyptian luxury doesn’t mean shiny and new; it’s actually much better,” Gray says. “The country has long fascinated the worldly traveler, and if there were a golden age of travel, it could be traced to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. Travelers today can step back in time and stay in a plush riverside winter retreat of the Egyptian royal family, enjoy full-board hospitality sailing the Nile on an elegant dahabeah (the Nile houseboat of yore), take high tea at the very spot where Agatha Christie penned Death on the Nile—the Old Cataract Hotel—and retrace the footsteps of the great explorers with expert local Egyptologists.” EGYPT ON FILM AND STAGE According to Variety, Death on the Nile is set to become the second Christie novel to be turned into a film by Kenneth Branagh, this time in 2020. She wrote the novel while staying at the aforementioned Old Cataract, a 19thcentury Victorian palace that sits on a ledge of pink granite along the Nile. Overlooking the Nubian Desert with views of Elephantine Island, it is, in itself, an experience of time and travel. In another sign of Egyptian resurgence, the opera Aida will return to Luxor in 2019. “Before the revolution, this was a frequent and popular event, and its return is a ref lection of the current stability,” Gray says. Set in ancient Egypt, Aida is a timeless story of love and betrayal against the backdrop of war. “In this case,” she says, “it will be set against the dramatic backdrop of ancient Egyptian ruins.”

WALK WITH QUEENS AND PHARAOHS From the outside, the Valley of the Kings is a dry and dusty landscape surrounded by tall limestone mountains. Who could believe that beneath it all, 63 (known) tombs were dug deep into the earth, and here kings of the ancient world gathered their most treasured possessions to make their final transition to the afterlife? Having learned the lessons of looted pyramids in Giza, the ancients ensured the whereabouts of the Valley of the Kings was hidden from the public. Even those who were taken there to dig the graves didn’t know their location, miles from Luxor on the West Bank of the Nile. And yet, despite the thousands of years that have passed, as I stepped into the long entry hall of Ramses IV’s tomb, it felt as if he had been laid to rest yesterday. Its walls of carved hieroglyphs and barrel-vaulted ceilings are painted in vibrant colors, telling stories from the Book of the Dead and the Book of Caverns, among others. Nearby is a much smaller and less ornate tomb but, for modern-day travelers to Egypt, a highlight of the trip—the tomb of Tutankhamun. Its discovery in the ’20s spurred a generation of archaeologists’, Egyptologists’, and treasure hunters’ fascination with the boy king that continues to this day. His mummy, small and fragile, lies in a glass box in his tomb, which, according to our guide, had to be dug and prepared in 70 days—the same amount of time it took to mummify his body. THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURE TRAVEL DESTINATION Egypt is everything one hopes travel will be—challenging, exhilarating, and full of fascinating sights, smells, songs, and people willing to share their culture and stories, welcoming and eager to have visitors back in the country. Thanks in large part to a great local guide and a well-planned itinerary, by the time I took that last death-defying drive through Cairo back to the airport, I was already planning my return. Only one visit among the queens and pharaohs of Egypt just won’t do.

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The interior of a Cairo mosque.


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The exterior of the Marriott Mena House.

A rendering of the forthcoming St. Regis Cairo.

A pilgrimage to the pyramids. The Water Garden Lobby Lounge at the St. Regis Cairo.

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EGYPT IS EVERYTHING ONE HOPES TRAVEL WILL BE—FULL OF FASCINATING SIGHTS, SMELLS, SONGS, AND PEOPLE WILLING TO SHARE THEIR CULTURE.


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Blackberry Farm opens a sister property, Blackberry Mountain, that’s just as luxe as the original. By Kim Peiffer

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here’s nothing quite as lavish in life as a weekend spent at famed luxury resort Blackberry Farm. Nestled on a 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, everything—from the lavish accommodations to the Southern hospitality—is done f lawlessly. So when word broke that proprietor Mary Celeste Beall was expanding the Blackberry portfolio with a second resort, it’s no surprise the news went viral. Blackberry Mountain, just eight miles from the original Relais & Chateaux property and on 5,200 acres of pristine land, will offer the same opulence as its sister location, but with more of a focus on wellness. “Blackberry Mountain was a dream for the Beall family for a long time,” says Beall. “Generations of the family, including my kids, grew up playing and exploring on the property. It is a special part of our lives, and it’s really an honor to be part of the team that is making it a reality to share the beautiful land with our guests.” Although the clientele for each resort certainly overlaps, Beall says that Mountain will offer guests even more of a chance to embrace the outdoors. “Blackberry Farm is ideal for travelers searching for a peaceful, pastoral valley experience. It’s great for leisurely strolls through the garden, carriage rides around the fields, and wading into shallow waters for f ly-fishing,” she says. “Meanwhile, Blackberry Mountain is a retreat for travelers who love being immersed in nature. Whether they’re seeking a relaxing getaway or an exciting adventure, the vastness of the mountain comes with a range of ways to enjoy it.” The goal, she says, was to be able to offer the wonder and inspiration that you find on the mountain. The property marries a romantic, peaceful, and relaxing environment with immersive outdoor and wellness activities, including aerial yoga, progressive fitness classes, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, and much more. Over at

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the incredibly luxe spa, restorative treatments foster whole-body rejuvenation after a day of outdoor adventure. While wellness is certainly a focus at Mountain, don’t expect a culinary program that is any less impressive than Farm’s. “Our cuisine is meant to energize you for a full day of activity while always allowing for meaningful points of indulgence wherever you want,” says the resort’s director of food and beverage, Andy Chabot. “The food is ingredient-driven, always using the very best available, chosen at their peak, with fresh, bold f lavors that surprise and enliven the palate.” Mountain will offer dining at Three Sisters—the property’s f lagship restaurant—with sweeping views of the mountains from the dining porch and a wellness-crafted menu helmed by executive chef Josh Feathers. Firetower restaurant, under the direction of chef Joel Werner, is a homey space with a menu that features light and f lavorful dishes for guests who are exploring the mountain or settling in with a good book. “It’s exciting in that we are stepping out of our Southern food mind-set to share unexpectedly bold and worldly f lavors that accent the very best produce, meats, and fish—some foraged and sourced locally and others simply the best from around the world,” Chabot says. The same careful precision was the focus in

Adirondack chairs offer panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Inside a Watchman Cabin at Blackberry Mountain.


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the design elements of the property. While Blackberry Farm was inspired by classic estates, with architecture and interiors that are layered and timeless to connect guests with the heritage of the area as they’re enjoying incredible comfort and luxury, Blackberry Mountain was designed to fuse seamlessly with the natural shape of the land. “The Mountain interiors are creative and elegant, beautifully blending inf luence from traditional mountain st yle while showcasing the quality of a modern, new resort,” Beall says. “Natural stone exteriors are made with stone sustainably harvested from the mountain itself to further blend the transition from land to structure.” Conservation and sustainability were also of utmost importance to the team when coming up with the concept of the resort. “In an effort to control plastic waste and eliminate plastic water bottles from the property, we partnered with Yeti to provide a Yeti Rambler for each guest,” says Beall. “The property is equipped with water filling stations so guests can refill as they explore. The Rambler will then serve as a reminder to continue lessening the one-time use of plastic, and also as a keepsake for a great experience.”

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Rwanda’s newest luxury resort marries once-in-a-lifetime experiences with pure decadence. By Kim Peiffer

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estled deep in one of the oldest rain forests in Africa, on a Rwandan working tea plantation that seems too picturesque to possibly be real, lies One&Only Nyungwe House. A venture here is an escape from the rest of the world achievable only at a few places in this day and age. At this property, everything—and we mean everything—has been created with the intention of embracing the wild surroundings and soaking up as much of the natural landscape as humanly possible. From the design of the resort itself to the wellness philosophy to the farm-to-table dining, the natural landscape of Rwanda is on display: Don’t book a trip here unless you’re ready for the experience of a lifetime. Because of its ideal proximity to the Nyungwe Forest, there’s no shortage of wildlife at any turn. If you can drag yourself out of bed before sun-

rise, book the challenging Colobus Monkey Trekking adventure or the Chimpanzee Trekking Excursion—an expert guide will pack a breakfast to go and take guests to one of the very few places in Africa where this species, as well as L’Hoest’s monkeys, can be spotted in their prime. Keeping up with them at their fast pace makes this one of the more intense (but extremely rewarding) experiences on the agenda if you’re lucky enough to reserve it (only a few permits for chimpanzee tracking are issued per day in order to preserve the wildlife). Additional curated experiences allow for the rare sighting of other indigenous mammals, including the giant forest hog, Lord Derby’s flying squirrels, the bushpig, and wildcats. Animals aside, walking around the property is an experience in and of itself. The renowned Canopy Walk is one of a kind in East Africa, offering sweeping, Instagram-worthy views of the surrounding landscape. 


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An aerial glimpse of Nyungwe House; a double room at the spa; a guest room; Tea Lounge; the resort’s exterior.

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AT THIS PROPERTY, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN CREATED WITH THE INTENTION OF EMBRACING THE WILD SURROUNDINGS.


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And for those wellness junkies who like to be active on vacation, this property has no shortage of calorie-torching activities, from Nature’s Boot Camp—a vigorous workout led by a trainer on a Jurassic track surrounding the tea plantation—to spear throwing to hilltop archery. Now that you’ve officially worked up a sweat, it’s on to the dining scene; executive chef Treasure Makwanise and his team of chefs change the menu every single day based on procuring the freshest ingredients of the season. For a romantic evening with crazy-good views of the plantation, head to the Dining Room, the resort’s fanciest restaurant, which serves a mix of nutritious and indulgent cuisine, with many of the ingredients coming from the property’s organic garden.  Considering the resort is nestled in a tea plantation, a visit to the

Tea Lounge (with awesome views of the treetops) is a must. You can even choose to pluck your own tea leaves from the garden to create your perfect cup of Nyungwe tea. If jaw-dropping is the dining experience you’re going for (and, quite frankly, why would it not be if you’ve come this far?), you can book one of the bespoke private dining experiences, which include a dinner over the infinity pool deck, lit with f loating candles. At the end of a fulfilling day of adventure and unique experiences, retreat to your luxe room and turn on your fireplace while you enjoy a glass of wine on your private forest deck. Tomorrow, it’s up and at ’em for another day in paradise. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you that you’ll want to stay forever. 


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The view from Nyungwe House’s spa reception area; the spa terrace; the resort’s infinity pool; private dining; sights on the chimpanzee trek.

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With a new leading role under her belt and a “leap of faith” outlook on life, Kate Beckinsale is better than ever. By KIM PEIFFER Photography By MARK SELIGER Styling By JOANNE BLADES


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t’s an icy afternoon in New York City, and Kate Beckinsale, who just f lew in from her home in balmy Los Angeles, is feeling pretty f-ing frigid. We’re cozied up at a corner table at the RitzCarlton Central Park, soaking up every last ray of sun streaming through the windowsill. It’s at this particular moment, in the blinding rays of daylight, that I come to the conclusion that Beckinsale, who is being extraordinarily British as she orders up an English breakfast tea with milk, is damn near perfect. She is witty, sarcastic, hysterical, and intelligent, not to mention the obvious: She is drop-dead gorgeous. But the best part of all of it just may be that she seems completely unaware of her sensational beauty, both inside and out. Twenty-four hours earlier, we spent all day shooting our cover story at a stunning penthouse downtown. Beckinsale, again in the freezing cold, modeled hot pants and crop tops like a champ. Meanwhile, I stood in the corner in cashmere shivering like I was naked in the middle of the Antarctic. Perhaps it’s this same diligence and utmost dedication to the task at hand that is responsible for her métier in acting. In her upcoming role in Amazon’s television drama series The Widow, Beckinsale plays a recluse who has just lost her husband and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. That in itself seems like a challenge, but there were a few layers to this role in particular that she says made it one of the most challenging of her career thus far. For starters, the series was shot in Africa, so accepting the job meant moving far away from her L.A. home (and her 20-year-old daughter, Lily Mo) for six months. “It was the first job that I was offered where I said, ‘Well, I guess I can do this now, because my daughter just went to college, and I can’t say, No, I have to be home,’” she says. “I’ve been saying when she leaves home I’ll have all this creative freedom, and then literally the moment she steps out the door, they called and said, ‘Do you want to go to Africa for six months?’ and I’m like, ‘No, I can’t, I’m still at home sniffing her socks and going, I’m not ready!’ It was kind of a leap of faith on a lot of levels, and I feel like I’m kind of into the whole idea of a leap of faith.” Moving to the other hemisphere aside, she also had to get into character in a completely different way than she was accustomed to. “There’s eight episodes, so the first three months you’re shooting any number of the first four of those episodes,” she says. “I’ve never filmed like that, and I’ve also never done a shot where I didn’t know what was going to end up happening to the character. You’re out there filming for two months and suddenly you go, ‘Oh, this is the ending,’” she says. The other challenge was the weather itself. “It was incredibly hot—so hot that I ended up getting taken to the hospital one day for passing out! I just keeled over into this very nice, huge actor, which was lucky,” she laughs. “Friend for life!” What little downtime she had while there, though, she spent safari-ing. “I brushed a lion with a hairbrush at one point; he was chilling.” NBD. For an actress with such a strong list of accolades, she surprises me when she tells me there are many things she still wants to accomplish in her career. Beckinsale, 45, studied Russian and French during her years at university and wants to add foreign films to her résumé. “I’d like to do a movie in French,” she says. “And I’d love to do more comedy. It takes people a min-


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thing doesn’t change when it comes to her red carpet style: what happens when she gets home from one. “It looks like somebody’s combusted,” she says with that wit that has made it such a pleasure to hang out with her these past few days. “The dress and shoes and literally everything goes on the floor, and the cat starts sniffing it. I put on sweatpants immediately, then draw myself a bath.” Finally, no interview with Kate is complete without talking about her beauty routine since she is, obviously, one very beautiful human. She says something that shocks me, which is that she never actually had any semblance of a beauty routine until just recently. “I’m a really big fan of face oil; that is my recent discovery,” she says. “So you get a really nice oil, and after you take your makeup off, you massage it into your face; then you do five rinses with warm water, and then five rinses with cold water.” She also swears by sheet masks, though she says you’ll never see her wearing one on an airplane. “I’ll come downstairs with one on, and my mum or daughter is in the room, and everyone screams like there’s a murderer in the house,” she jokes. “You can’t do that to people on an airplane.” Next, I have to get to the bottom of how she stays looking so incredibly fit, and she credits her longtime trainer Gunnar Peterson for her success in that department: “He makes it different every day so it’s not boring, and also he’s not boring. The truth is, I think I love exercise, but then I realize I just really love Gunnar.” She also credits his tough interval workouts with keeping her sane all these years. “I can’t believe I’m someone who is dependent on exercise, but I am,” she says. “I’ve never taken antidepressants—I probably should have at certain points in my life, but I find that if I regularly exercise, even if I absolutely don’t want to, I just feel better afterwards.” Working out coupled with regular visits to an infrared sauna, hot baths, and massage are on her list of favorite ways to unwind, as is hanging out with her favorite people. “I have really good friends who are really good fun; I’m so lucky. I get to scream Britney [Spears] in a car at 2 a.m. while putting on eyeliner, and that’s ideal to me.” She seems to have a wealth of information and good advice, so I ask: What is the best piece of advice she’s ever gotten? No surprise here, her answer cracks me up. “People think that people go around dispensing good advice all the time, which they do not,” she wittily states. “I’ve really never been given any good advice. But I would say the best I’ve ever been given is something boring about taking your makeup off at night or always having your keys in your hand when you get to the front door; you know, practical shit to keep you from getting murdered.”

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ute to care about whether a woman is funny or not, I think.” When digging into her favorite roles of all, she says, “I have certain favorite things because they were so far away from my sensibility that I’m amazed I got away with playing them,” she hoots. “Like Underworld, I would have never expected. Then I got completely typecast, which was annoying.” She also played John Cusack’s romantic interest in the 2001 rom-com Serendipity and starred in the Oscar-winning film Pearl Harbor as a Navy nurse whom Ben Aff leck’s character falls in love with. Not too shabby. When she’s not working (seemingly a rarity), Beckinsale is often photographed by the paparazzi running around town in the highest of stilettos, no matter if she is running errands or headed to the airport. How the hell does she do it? “I love a heel,” she says with full-on affection akin to that of a golden retriever puppy. “When I was very young, my feet grew before the rest of me, so I always felt like I had these sort of ski feet,” she laughs. “If I ever put on a flat shoe, it brings me back to that feeling of being nine years old. [I look down] and I’m like, ‘Who has these big banana feet?!’” Heels aside, KB describes her style as a mix of “gym, lingerie, and bridal” but wishes she could wear gym clothes most of the time. She says of Hollywood style, “I love when someone has a look, and you can walk past a rack and say, ‘That’s her’; I just love that. I like when people are who they are.” She also misses the old days of individual style. I think there’s something kind of homogenizing about it now,” she says of red carpet fashion. “It’s great that everyone has a stylist and makeup artist these days, but when I started, we did our own hair and makeup for premieres, and we looked fucked up all the time,” she says with a laugh. “There are some terrifying photographs of me before I figured out you don’t just draw concealer all over your face. I didn’t actually know that foundation was a thing!” She says that the elevated makeup leads to constant false rumors about going under the knife. “[Tabloids] do a lot of, ‘Oh, look at how much plastic surgery she’s had done,’ and I’m like, ‘I could look like that right now if I did that exact makeup!’” She then, with a look of pride on her face, recounts her firstever red carpet experience at the Cannes Film Festival, way before the days a stylist existed in her world. “I was 18, and I wore my dirty old scuffed steel-toe Doc Martens on the carpet, because I didn’t know other shoes existed,” she laughs. “Even though it’s a bit embarrassing when those pictures surface, I’m glad I have them, because you’re inventing your personality, and at that point I was like, ‘Fuck it, I’m wearing my Doc Martens.’” Whether Doc Martens or Jimmy Choos, one


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Pollen yellow floral printed paillette cardigan, $5,250, top, $1,150, and skirt, $8,550, ALTUZARRA, altuzarra.com.


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Lady black and cream silk satin belted dress, $2,395, SIMONE ROCHA, bergdorfgoodman.com. Black tulle bib with flower embroidery, price upon request, SIMONE ROCHA, simonerocha.com. Stell mule in basket, $655, BROTHER VELLIES, brothervellies.com. Elsa Peretti cabochon ring in 18-karat gold with green jade, $2,800, TIFFANY & CO., tiffany.com. Brass and wood bead Prime earrings, $75, EDAS, edasjewels.com.


Cotton printed skirt, $890, and blazer, $2,550, MARNI, Marni boutiques. Lace knit mohair sweater, $500, and white headdress with organza leaves, $900, DELPOZO, modaoperandi.com.


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Blue painted velvet pantatights, $2,750, blue painted velvet stretch dress, $3,100, and palladium brass and blue acrylic hoops, $550, BALENCIAGA, balenciaga.com.


Jacquard jacket, $5,895, and pant, $1,295, DOLCE & GABBANA, dolcegabbana.com. Silk printed shirt, $1,190, MARNI, marni.com. Palladium brass and blue acrylic hoops, $550, BALENCIAGA, balenciaga.com.


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Tropical green ornamental flower lace long-sleeve, high-neck gown with flared cuffs and allover ruffle inserts, price upon request, GUCCI, gucci.com. Crystal Lotus mule in yellow satin, $850, AQUAZZURA, aquazzura.com. Bouton d’or pendant with chrysoprase, onyx, and diamonds set in 18-karat yellow gold, $43,000, and earrings, $29,300, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, vancleefarpels.com.


Twist tabard, $1,450, and cropped trouser, $1,190, MARINA MOSCONE, marinamoscone.com. Flocked jersey gloves, price upon request, ROSIE ASSOULIN, rosieassoulin.com. Palladium brass and blue acrylic hoops, $550, BALENCIAGA, balenciaga.com.

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Orange parakeet longsleeve silk shirt, $1,790, FENDI, fendi.com. Leather skirt, $1,890, MARNI, marni.com. Blue Moon necklace with trapeze-cut chalcedony, cabochon labradorite, brilliant-cut diamonds, 18-karat gold, and platinum, price upon request, DAVID WEBB, davidwebb.com.


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Multicolor floral printed silk dress, $4,950, VERSACE, versace.com. Cotton printed shirt, $650, MARNI, marni.com. Black patent leather belt with metallic square buckle, $1,050, ROGER VIVIER, rogervivier.com. Crystal Lotus mule in emerald green satin, $850, AQUAZZURA, aquazzura.com. Model: Emmy Rappe at IMG. Hair: Gianluca Mandelli at Art Department. Makeup: Misuzu Miyake at Art Department. Manicure: Jackie Saulsbery at Factory Downtown.


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TH EN AND The Fontainebleau is Miami Beach’s marvel. By MARCELLE SUSSMAN FISCHLER

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Ben Novack, the original owner and developer of the property, hired Morris Lapidus, a former shop designer “now known as one of the most iconic architects, to design the hotel,” Goldfarb says. “Lapidus’s distinctive curvilinear design of the Chateau building is a known Miami Beach landmark to this day—it was even named a Florida’s Best Building from 1912 to 2012 by the American Institute of Architects.” Lapidus placed the hotel’s 11 stories southeast on the 20-acre site to capture refreshing trade winds, adding arches with Swiss cheese–like holes on the Versailles building facade. Besides a 17,000-square-foot main lobby and a grand ballroom seating 1,000, the original 554-room hotel incorporated chic shops, Turkish and Russian baths, a post office, and stock brokerage offices. In December 1954, Liberace entertained at the Fontainebleau’s grand opening, a $50-a-plate dinner dance for 1,600 guests. Groucho Marx de-

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rtist Ai Weiwei’s trio of massive $1 million gold crystal chandeliers shaped like upside-down wedding cakes glisten in the lobby of the Fontainebleau, the famed luxury hotel that time and again has defined Miami Beach. A white marble floor is decorated with black marble bows. Plump fluted columns disappear into illuminated “cheese holes” in a ceiling swirling with curves. Since it opened in 1954—and beyond a billion-dollar renovation a decade ago—the Fontainebleau hotel remains a multifaceted marvel of this seaside city. “Fontainebleau has played an important role in the history of Miami Beach, dating all the way back to 1952—when the hotel’s original owner purchased Harvey Firestone’s mansion in order to build the hotel,” says Philip Goldfarb, president and CEO of the Fontainebleau. Price for the oceanfront estate: $2.3 million.


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F RO M T H E S TA RT, T H E FO N TA I N E B L E AU AT T R AC T E D A G L A M O RO U S C ROW D, I N C LU D I N G S TA R S A N D T H O S E W H O LOV E D T H E M . clared the Fontainebleau the Eighth Wonder of the World. Novack came up with the memorable name for his hotel while traveling southeast of Paris, passing through Fontainebleau, a town known for its opulent 12th-century palace. From the start, the Fontainebleau’s dramatic architecture, beguiling interiors, and sunny Florida landscape attracted a glamorous crowd, including stars and those who loved them. “Women would arrive in gowns and fur coats,” making a beeline for the lobby’s grand “staircase to nowhere,” said Stephanie Giner, a hotel spokeswoman. Initially in front of a faux French mural, and now set against a glittering gold wall, the f loating stairway “is purely there for making a grand entrance.” The bow tie–studded floors were Lapidus’s signature. The hotel was the backdrop for movies including Scarface, Goldfinger, Lady in Cement, and The Bodyguard. “Fontainebleau was known for hosting iconic musical acts such as Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack, and Elvis Presley,” Goldfarb says. A photo gallery celebrating Sinatra’s 20 years of crooning at Fontainebleau punctuates a hallway. “This legacy is something we aim to keep alive—by continuing to host the

legends of today through our BleauLive concert series,” Goldfarb says. “Fontainebleau played a major role in making Miami Beach into what it is today.” In recent years, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, and Jennifer Lopez have performed. After real estate developer Stephen Muss bought the property in 1978, the Fontainebleau was purchased in 2005 by the Soffer family. The hoteliers/developers invested about $1 billion in a stylish and sophisticated renovation while retaining many of the hotel’s signature elements. When the Fontainebleau reopened in 2008, two new luxury all-suite towers, Trésor and Sorrento, joined the original Chateau and Versailles buildings. “Since then, we have continued to renovate the property in smaller projects—adding new restaurant concepts, updating guest rooms,” Goldfarb says. “We want to make sure we are offering the best guest experience and staying relevant.” That means mingling old-time glamour, modern luxury, stunning design, contemporary art, music, fashion, and history. Fontainebleau has 1,504 rooms and suites; LIV Nightclub; 12 restaurants, including Scarpetta by Scott Conant, StripSteak by Michael Mina, and Hakkasan, a Chinese res-


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taurant; seven boutiques; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis Spa; and an eyepopping oceanfront poolscape with 10 unique pools, 30 cabanas, and oodles of round daybeds. Thanks to the Soffers’ passion for art, the Fontainebleau’s collection is “defined by a select number of world-class visual artists,” Goldfarb says. “Each of the pieces selected acts as a contemporary update of Morris Lapidus’s original designs.” Tracey Emin’s neon work I Followed You to the Sun beckons guests to stop and take a photo on the way to the pool. Michael Craig-Martin’s purple Untitled (sunglasses) “is eye-catching and adds a nice pop of color to the space.” Commissioned for the lobby, each of the James Turrell light pieces “slowly shifts through a constantly changing cycle of color themes and patterns.” Maarten Baas’s grandmother and grandfather clocks, with real-time videos in each face, “are incredible conversation starters,” Goldfarb adds. This year, the Sorrento tower and iconic lobby bar, Bleau Bar, are slated for renovations. “Fontainebleau continues to be a place where people come to see and be seen,” Goldfarb says. “There’s always something going on here— you can feel the energy when you first walk in.”


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Tracey Emin’s I Followed You to the Sun; John Baldessari’s Striding Person (with Onlookers); light works by James Turrell behind the Chateau’s front desk; Cocarboxylase by Damien Hirst; Untitled (sunglasses) by Michael Craig-Martin.

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Pro sur fer Kelly Slater joined the Breitling Sur fers Squad to create a stunning and sustainably made watch . By KASEY CAMINITI

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In another effort to marry his passion for sustainability and his love of surfing, Slater works with Firewire Surf boards to design boards that impact the environment as little as possible. The company boasts a facility in Thailand that produces close to zero waste and focuses on making minimalist boards that allow athletes to surf their best. “The sustainable message is nice, but it isn’t a priority for everyone,” Slater admits. “Our mission is to get the board to perform as well as any others and to have people feel good about how it’s made.” Motivated by his desire to spotlight the story of sustainability by producing responsible products, Slater has propelled himself and his brand into a number of arenas. But, at the end of the day, he is a surfer. “I would love to win a world title again,” he says. “I like the idea of being able to win another one at my age.” So how does this multi-hyphenate surf god get inspired to perform in the water? “The waves motivate me, but so does any challenge I’m up against.” From living up to his exceptional reputation on a surf board to continuing his legacy of advocating for sustainable and clean living, Slater is clearly up for the challenge.

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champion in the water, Kelly Slater has surfed his way to much success throughout his 30-year professional career. With 11 World Surf League Champion titles to his name, the 47-year-old Florida native is celebrated as not only the record holder for most world titles, but also as both the youngest and the oldest men’s world champion in history. Slater’s career riding waves took off in 1990 with a welcome sponsorship from coveted surf wear giant Quiksilver. “We didn’t have much money as a kid, so the first time I got a phone call saying someone wanted to sponsor me, it didn’t matter if it was $100, I was almost in tears,” Slater admits. Over the years, though, the surfer’s outlook shifted. With the advent of social media, Slater became educated on how clothing was made and the issues of slave labor and living wages, and, very quickly, he knew he had a message to send. In 2014, after nearly 24 years, Slater walked away from Quiksilver. “It was scary, but I knew the vision I had, and I knew it was something I wanted to do in my life,” he says of the separation. “It’s not until you start to understand what you’re dealing w ith that you star t to question your philosophy and what you put your name on,” he adds. Slater’s vision was to develop his own brand inspired by clean living and responsible creation. “I wanted to do something that could potentially have an impact on the whole industry and rattle the cage a bit around supply chains and sustainability,” he says. Slater realized his vision through his eco-friendly surf-inspired apparel company, Outerknown, with more than 95 percent of its items made from material that’s organic, recycled, or regenerated. The brand will debut a women’s clothing line this spring that will be 100 percent organic cotton or hemp. In 2018, Slater partnered with luxury timepiece brand Breitling and joined its three-person Surfers Squad along with surfers Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons. The Breitling Surfers Squad ref lects the brand’s commitment to maintaining clean oceans, beaches, and beyond. “I was intrigued,” Slater says of the opportunity. “I wanted to figure out how we could incorporate a sustainability story into [Breitling’s] brand and why it made sense.” Breitling has been dedicated to improving the planet for years through its Explorers Squad initiative, but by joining forces with Slater, it also gained Outerknown to strengthen its engagement even further. The collaboration resulted in the Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown watch. “[Breitling] really researched my brand and what we’ve done and what our goals are,” Slater says of the partnership. Bringing in Outerknown allowed for an impressive feature of the watch to be included: the ECONYL yarn NATO watchband that is made from salvaged, recycled nylon waste such as fishing nets. Outerknown is a proven visionary in the industry, so being able to incorporate its principles into both the watch’s strap and packaging directly supports Slater’s mission.


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The Setai has long been a choice hotel destination in Miami’s South Beach, but now guests and visitors can do their luxury shopping there, too. The hotel recently debuted The Setai Gallery Shops, directly on Collins Avenue, a space where discerning consumers can scoop up upscale goods from curated boutiques, including Kariné Parras for fine jewelry and clothing; women’s ready-to-wear retailer Blanche; Lavish Eyewear, which offers sunglasses and specs from labels like Tom Ford and Dior; men’s swim shorts brand Orlebar Brown; and the newest addition to the group, bespoke suit maker Edoardo Borrelli. 2001 Collins Avenue; thesetaihotels.com

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The private Yurt Village at EMP Winter House; potato rösti, Zurich-style chicken, and lobster thermidor; Will Guidara (left) and Daniel Humm.

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APRÈS SKI Eleven Madison Park alums go West with their winter pop-up restaurant, EMP Winter House. By Kim Peiffer AFTER TWO I NSAN ELY successful summers in the Hamptons, Eleven Madison Park is moving its pop-up dining experience to the slopes with the launch of EMP Winter House, in partnership with American Express. Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara have created the perfect après-ski spot inside the St. Regis hotel, featuring classic Alpine dishes inspired by Humm’s Swiss roots. “It’s the type of food we want to eat when we’re done with a day on the mountain—schnitzel, foie gras, pastas, steaks, stroganoff, and more,” Humm says. “Heartier fare, but done with great ingredients.” Guests can choose from multiple dining experiences, all of which will no doubt be memorable. “We wanted to create a restaurant that offered multiple types of experiences,” says Humm. “You can sit in the main dining room at a table or the chef’s counter and order à la carte; prebook a private (and heated) yurt and indulge in a communal fondue or lamb roast feast; or you can visit us during the day for après-ski cocktails and snacks in Yurt Village.” Speaking of cocktails, there’ll be plenty of those to go around, too. “Leo Robitschek’s eggnog is the best I’ve ever had,” says Guidara. Will this be the toughest reservation to score in town this season? All signs point to yes.


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SHOPPING Diamond Discovery

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Selections from Kemo Sabe, including the Minerva diamond belt buckle; a custom Goddess Collection buckle.

There is nothing else like this limited edition belt buckle sold at Aspen’s Kemo Sabe. It’s the ultimate accessory: 11 carats of diamonds set in 18-karat white gold. Created by Karen Stefani of CCXX Designs, Goddess Collection belt buckles can be worn with jeans to a barbecue or with a gown for a gala, each designed to symbolize a woman’s strength and beauty. The buckles can be entirely customized by adding personal touches like a favorite gem or initials. A date inscription allows for memorializing a moment forever. The GIA-certified, De Beers–sourced diamond buckles range from three to 11 carats of diamonds, with a price starting at $30,000. kemosabe.com —Amiee White Beazley DUJOUR.COM

DESIGN Bauhaus 100: Aspen

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The entire city of Aspen is celebrating Bauhaus design in 2019. Throughout the year, Aspen Historical Society’s Wheeler/Stallard Museum will mount a new exhibition, “Bayer & Bauhaus: How Design Shaped Aspen.” The retrospective will delve into the profound, though often unnoticed, inf luence of Herbert Bayer’s work on the tony Rocky Mountain town. The never-beforeexhibited Bayer Collection offers a unique view into his extensive works—both fine art and commercial—sharing Bayer’s lasting impact through sketch studies, original prints, architectural drawings, graphic design works, and historical photographs. The show is being presented as part of a community-wide celebration of the centenary of the German art school Bauhaus. aspenhistory.org —A.W.B.

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HOTELS Limelight Hotel opens in Snowmass Village.

Herbert Bayer’s 1955 Marble Garden.

The long-awaited Snowmass Base Village, a $600 million mountain resort development at the base of Snowmass Ski Area, is finally a reality, and at its core is the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass. With a key location, adjacent to the Elk Camp Gondola, the Limelight offers 99 spacious rooms and luxury residential units on the second, third, and fourth floors that range in size from two to three bedrooms. Limelight is also home to Colorado’s largest indoor rock-climbing wall, adven+ MORE ON ture activities such as First Tracks and Inside Tracks, and a ski ASPEN concierge. limelighthotels.com/snowmass —A.W.B. @ DUJOUR.COM

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COCKTAIL HOUR The team behind twoMichelin-starred Oriole opens Kumiko. By Kim Peiffer

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F I R S T T H E R E WA S ACC L A I M E D O R I O LE , and now the trio behind it have combined forces to open a snazzy new space in the West Loop. “At Kumiko, the team embraces a philosophy similar to Oriole’s, highlighting precision and improvisation, particularly through the c u s to m i ze d o m a ka s e - s t y l e ta s t i n g menu that blends the creativity of the bar and kitchen and allows them to p l a y o f f e a c h o t h e r, ” s a y s C a r a Sandoval. Sandoval, along with her two p a r tn e r s , J u l i a M o m o s e a n d N o a h San doval, wanted to create a thoughtful experience filled with a deep appreciation and understanding for craftsmanship, as seen through the c o c kta i l s a n d d i s h e s c u ra te d w i t h purpose by Momose and chef Sandoval. “At the core of the ethos of Kumiko is a r e s p e c t fo r t h e p r o c e s s a n d t h e m o m e n t s t h a t m a ke u p a t r u l y memorable dining experience,” she says . “ It ’s not simply about the final result.” Expect the rotating drink menu to have anywhere from 11 to 15 specially crafted cockta ils, each served in a specially chosen vessel to enhance the ex p e r i e n c e . H i g h l i g h t s i n c l u d e t h e Triptych, with purple sweet potato, A r m a g n a c , u m e s h u, swe et p ota to s h o c h u, a n d j u n m a i s a ke, a n d th e Pepperberry Ton ic with Tasm a n ia n pepperberry, sa nsho, angelica root, v e r j u s r o u g e , a n d F eve r-Tr e e elderflower tonic. Kumiko also features a rotating Japanese whiskey highball, starting with Highball No. 1, comprised of Iwai Japanese whiskey paired with 20-year-old oloroso sherry and Q club so d a, ser ve d over h a n d - cut i ce d i a m o n d s . 6 3 0 W. La ke S t re et; barkumiko.com

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SOMETHING ABOUT SUNDA immersive travel throughout Southeast Asia, and continues to celebrate success with its elevated quality of ingredients, cooking techniques, and presentation. 110 W. Illinois Street, River North; sundanewasian.com

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STEPHANIE IZARD’S LATEST GOAT-TO Famed chef Stephanie Izard is back with a new restaurant in Fulton Market. Cabra, a Peruvian rooftop restaurant, is debuting inside The Hoxton hotel this spring, joining her other restaurants, Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner, and Duck Duck Goat. Izard spent the month of January traveling in Peru to dive deeper into the culture for culinary inspiration. And, yes, cabra means goat in Spanish, thematically tying into her three other goat-centric restaurants in the city. bokagrp.com/ stephanie-izard.php

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It’s been a fixture on the Chicago restaurant scene for a decade, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Restaurateur Billy Dec’s Sunda New Asian restaurant is celebrating its 10th birthday. The River North hot spot was inspired by a lifetime of culinary and culturally

ROOM REQUEST: HOTEL ESSEX There’s a new player on the Chicago hotel scene: The former Essex Inn is reopening as an upscale luxury hotel after undergoing a complete renovation, sharing adjacency with new residential building Essex on the Park. Look for a bi-level bar and lounge with sweeping city views, in addition to a chef-driven restaurant and expanded + MORE ON guest suites. The new property makes its grand debut in April. CHICAGO hotelessexchicago.com

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The café at Verbena Parlor + Social House.

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From a deserted island to Dallas, Ashley Murphree Tran defies the odds. By Holly Haber ASHLEY MURPHREE TRAN KNOWS RISK. At the age of five, in 1979, she fled Ho Chi Minh City with her parents and sister in a boat crammed with refugees. On the seventh day, Thai fishermen pirated their valuables and fuel, dumped their food in the ocean, and set the vessel adrift. Murphree Tran, whose family was wealthy in Vietnam, bears them no ill will. “We were such a burden to Malaysia and Thailand,” she says. “They didn’t want us to land. I have so much understanding for the Syrians and all these Latin countries. Nobody really wants to leave and risk their lives, but… nobody wants these people.” Her boat was relatively lucky. It was one of the first to wash up on Kuku, an uninhabited Indonesian beach that became a notorious refugee camp. They lived a “bare minimum” existence for nearly a year before coming to Dallas “with

nothing but the clothes on our backs” to make a new life with family members. Murphree Tran, whose grandmother sold an herbal balm across Southeast Asia, has entrepreneurialism in her blood. She started her first business, an upscale preschool chain that she later sold, by borrowing her parents’ life savings and then some. Her latest venture is Verbena Parlor + Social House. Located in the bustling Uptown neighborhood, the unusual combination nail salon, café, and party spot was inspired by her own desire for a pleasant hangout. “ I w a n t e d a p l a c e t h a t w a s ve r y accommodating for everybody, where you could have premium coffee, wine, and beer, and get together, laugh, and have a good time, and also get a treatment, too,” she says. She took special care to offer nontoxic nail polishes, install a premium ventilation system to extract fumes, and stock organic lotions

and balms. “I’m very health conscious, and the whole idea is that it ’s good for you,” she says. verbenaparlor.com

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STORES DE BOULLE DIAMOND & JEWELRY South African–born proprietor Denis Boulle presents some of the flashiest gems on earth and other treasures, such as Patek Philippe watches, in a spacious bi-level emporium. deboulle.com

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FORTY FIVE TEN New president and creative director Kristen Cole merged her artful Tenoversix shop into this four-story temple of avantgarde luxury. fortyfiveten.com

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from the recipe of the mother of Bologna-born operating partner Massimiliano “Max” Sgarbi. “In Italy, especially northern Italy, no sauce is running on the plate—it’s not dry, it’s compact,” Sgarbi explains. “So the way [the bolognese] is made is a long process with just a little bit of tomato to give the softness, and you cook it for five, six hours with the meat, carrot, celery, and red wine.” felixculpadallas.com

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Felix Culpa, which translates to “happy fault” or “blessed mistake,” is a hybrid lounge-cum-restaurant with spiffy midcentury modern decor, resplendent with velvet couches, Pop Art, and eclectic chandeliers. The nightspot scores with authentic Italian dishes and American classics rendered with finesse. Menu highlights are the charred octopus, steak tartare blended with bone marrow béarnaise sauce, gnocchi with pickled fennel, and a rigatoni bolognese

RICH HIPPIE The name says it all. This indie women’s boutique stocks haute threads, jewelry, and accessories. richhippie.com

The French Room’s Long Island duck with butternut squash gel and brussels sprout petals.

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Anthony Dispensa, the new chef at The French Room, has introduced the first-ever à la carte menu to the opulent restaurant in the 1912 Adolphus Hotel. The move dovetails with the establishment’s lighter decor and informal new dress code, though this lofty white space, trimmed with gilded columns, vaulted ceilings, and massive clear Murano glass chandeliers, does inspire guests to

put on the ritz. The à la carte options, such as Maine lobster, Long Island duck, and dry-aged rib eye, reflect the restaurant’s more approachable demeanor. However, gourmands will certainly be tempted by the restaurant’s five-course tasting menu with distinctive French wine pairings. Each plate bears swoon-worthy delicacies, such as buttery Satsuma Wagyu beef from Japan, prepared for maximum impact. thefrenchroom.com

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Jon Bon Jovi and son Jesse Bongiovi show off their Hampton Water rosé; working in the vineyards is a family affair.

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ROSÉ ROYALTY Raise a glass of Hampton Water to the father-son duo Jesse Bongiovi and Jon Bon Jovi. By Kasey Caminiti SINCE LAUNCHING IN EARLY 2018, Hampton Water has been filling the glasses of not just chic Hamptonites, but rosé lovers across the country. Developed by rock legend Jon Bon Jovi and son Jesse Bongiovi, Languedoc Rosé Diving Into Hampton Water was named to Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2018 and was lauded as the top rosé in the world. “To be recognized by this esteemed organization at all, especially in our first year, is a real accomplishment and a true testament to all of our hard work,” Bongiovi says of the accolades. Created with the help of acclaimed French winemaker Gérard Bertrand, Hampton Water offers a dry and crisp flavor, with fruitforward tasting notes. Bongiovi describes the blend as something that can be savored all day and into the night, allowing the “Hamptons lifestyle” to be enjoyed in all its glory, no matter where you are actually sipping. “The Hamptons has always been a special place for me—it’s where my family goes to slow down from our busy lives and spend time together. We call it the exhale,” he says. While eastern Long Island exudes calmness and a feeling of c o m m u n i t y, H a m p to n Wa te r a l s o s t r i ve s to e m b o d y t h o s e characteristics, with its roots planted in family. “Hampton Water represents that sense of place, not necessarily geographically, but emotionally,” Bongiovi explains. “Essentially, we wanted to bottle up that feeling of making memories with people you love the most. We hope people share that same sentiment when they sip a glass of Hampton Water.” With the introduction of the Hampton Water 2018 Vintage this spring, we’re ready to toast to this award-winning rosé and the family-focused feelings that it celebrates. hamptonwaterwine.com

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The lighthouse at Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina; a guest room rendering.

WATERFRONT GETAWAY Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina

Dive into the Hamptons at the newest addition to the Gurney’s Resorts roster: Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina, previously known as the Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina. Debuting this spring season, and after a $13 million renovation, the 35-acre marina property will deliver an allencompassing experience for guests during their stay in Montauk. From fine dining and wellness programming to stellar marina views, the best of the Hamptons will be at your fingertips at this luxury resort. gurneysresorts.com

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CLAUDE’S AT SOUTHAMPTON INN Executive chef James Carpenter joined the award-winning restaurant in 2018 and masterfully reinvented the menu with locally sourced fare. The new musical, theater, and literary lineup was so well received that guests can expect a return this season, featuring performances on the restaurant’s one-of-a-kind all-glass baby grand piano. southamptoninn.com/restaurant

SOUTHAMPTON SOCIAL CLUB Though the entire Southampton Social Club is chic and lovely, if you are looking to host a private spring soiree, head to the Outdoor Cabana Area, The Library, or The VIP Stage. Each space offers a different ambience, each as luxe as the next. The Outdoor Cabana Area has a private entrance and bar, cocktail stations, and four cabanas. southamptonsocialclub.com

The Palm East Hampton.

THE PALM RESTAURANT EAST HAMPTON Enveloped in history and charm, The Palm East Hampton is tucked inside the Huntting Inn. Guests enjoy unrivaled service, a sustainable menu featuring premium seafood catches and a rich wine list. Top dishes: Wagyu rib eye steak and veal martini (a family recipe since 1926). thepalm.com/restaurants/east-hampton

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SHOU SUGI BAN HOUSE If you’re looking to restore both body and spirit, book a weekend getaway to the first wellness center slated to open in Water Mill this spring. The wabi-sabidesigned retreat sits on three acres of land and will offer a sanctuary for those looking to reflect and focus on self-care. From sound healing to Reiki to yoga and hiking on the beach, the Shou Sugi Ban House is prepared to bring the “simplicity of self” back to the Hamptons. Each day is expected to start with a traditional tea ceremony and end with a fire ceremony. Guests can opt to stay for a multiday restorative retreat or a one-day rejuvenation. shousugibanhouse.com

THE SPA AT TOPPING ROSE HOUSE A treasured boutique hotel in the heart of the Hamptons, Topping Rose House perfectly marries historic charm and modern luxuries. The restored 19th-century Bridgehampton property features 22 guest rooms, a farm-to-table restaurant that seats 75, and an impressive wellness program to ensure guests are relaxed and rejuvenated. The Spa boasts a specially curated menu featuring a Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, prenatal massage, and customized facial. Or you can join a Pilates C.K.T. class, led by classically trained and certified Pilates instructors. toppingrosehouse.com

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WARREN TRICOMI SALON Celebrity hairstylist Warren Tricomi’s eponymous salon offers superior dry cuts, dazzling color, and unparalleled style. With seven locations open across the globe, Tricomi’s international clientele craves excellence at their hair salons. With three locations in Manhattan, including the iconic Plaza Hotel flagship, the next locale was obvious: the Hamptons. At the brand’s East Hampton outpost, Tricomi continues his legacy of creating coveted hairstyles for Manhattanites seeking refuge from the city. If you plan on heading east this season and are in need of a bit of pampering, reserve a chair at Warren Tricomi Salon, and you’ll never look back. warrentricomi.com

Inside The Spa at Topping Rose House, in Bridgehampton.

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DAVID BOMFORD A N A RTI S T’ S WO R K is a win dow into their unconscious, and one ouvre that has particularly captivated art enthusiasts and novices alike is that of Vincent van Gogh, the Postimpressionist painter of some of the most iconic works of art of the 19th century. This spring, coming to Houston is “Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art,” a broads t ro ke v i ew i n to t h e l i fe o f t h e a r t i s t a s documented by his works. The museum’s curator of European art, David Bomford, is the one who’s bringing the Dutch painter to the region via this tour de force of a show. “The important point about this exhibition is that it covers his entire career, from the dark, naive early works painted in the Netherlands through the Impressionistic works of the Paris period; the rich, brilliant paintings of Arles and Saint-Rémy in the South of France to the final flowering in Auvers-sur-Oise in the year before his death,” says Bomford of this comprehensive survey of the painter’s work.

“Many Van Gogh exhibitions concentrate on key themes and moments of his life: We are providing an overview of his whole brief— less than a decade—but astonishing output.” Bomford, who collaborated with both the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the KröllerMüller Museum in Otterlo (each lent paintings to the exhibition, joined by the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and several other international institutions), as well as private collectors. Set to both impress and astound, the exhibition is a reflection of Bomford’s curatorial eye in bringing in select pieces, including his personal favorites, In the Ca fé: Ag o sti n a S e g ato ri i n Le Ta m b o u ri n — “probably Vincent’s lover, but they had a dramatic falling-out,” he says—and View of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. After the work put into the show, he’s something of a Van Gogh expert, after all. “It is not often that one is immersed in a painter’s story and in the making of art in quite such an intense way as this.”

Vincent van Gogh’s The Langlois Bridge at Arles (1888).

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The curator who envisioned the massive retrospective on Vincent van Gogh this spring at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. By James Manso


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52ND ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON FILM FESTIVAL: WHERE TO EAT, SHOP, AND SLEEP

clockwise from top: An art installation at 2018’s Paris Nuit Blanche; Houston’s City Hall, where the festival will take place in April; musicians at Nuit Blanche in Paris.

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The nocturnal Parisian art festival Nuit Blanche is making its way to Houston.

STAY Eschew the Four Seasons and the St. Regis in favor of the Hotel Granduca, an Italian villa with plenty of options for afternoon tea or evening cocktails with live piano. granducahouston.com

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While the Parisians may know how to party, the Houstonians are taking a page or two out of their book. This spring, Nuit Blanche, the nighttime art festival that fills the City of Light with dreamy spectacles and installations, is coming to Houston. Having now also been in Toronto, the concept of Nuit Blanche is to find an all-inclusive way to join the community via nightlife and art. In Paris, that means fireworks over the Seine. In Houston, only time will tell how the French festival will manifest. Nuit Blanche Houston will happen near City Hall on April 6 from noon to midnight.

So you’re in town for the annual Worldfest Houston Film Festival. The question of what to do in your downtime— including where to sleep—is an easy one to answer.

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EAT Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse is a tried-and-true local favorite, offering everything from Wagyu beef to market-price seafood towers of crab, lobster, and shrimp. vicandanthonys.com

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SHOP Take your time perusing the racks at Collectivo, a chic local boutique that stocks clothing and accessories from South America and local designers alike, for a Southern souvenir no one else will find back home. collectivostore.com

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Fresh sushi, exclusive dinners… The duo behind Handies Douzo are at it again. Patrick Pham and Daniel Lee, two sushi experts (halfway between master chefs and prodigies), have been teasing the impending launch of their upcoming restaurant with a series of exclusive pop-up dinners. The meals, offered monthly, are a collection of the pair’s tests and samples for Handies Douzo, their restaurant slated to open later this year. The restaurant might be Houston’s most anticipated foray into the sushi world, and although Pham and Lee have yet to break ground on the project, the intimate monthly dinners aim to please. The so-called Secret Taste dinners are announced on the restaurant’s Instagram accounts. Each small group that joins the masters is in for not only luxury and sushi for the refined palate, but for intimacy as well. Dinner bookings available at handiesdouzo.com.

from left : Portions of chawanmushi, a Japanese egg custard, with uni; spinach dish goma-ae being prepped for a Secret Taste dinner.

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The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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The director who helped build a shopping empire. By Grace Bascos THE FORUM SHOPS at Caesars Palace is more together in harmony. “The science behind a than a luxury retail emporium. It’s a shopping wi n n i n g te n a nt m ix i s vita l a n d re q u i res spectacle that also happens to have an impressive dedication,” she explains. “We want to make array of restaurants, a 50,000-gallon aquarium, certain we have a good balance that appeals to talking Greek statues that detail the fall of Atlantis, a broad audience. In that way, we also look for and an indoor sky that changes color. Still, it’s not brands that complement one another.” exactly easy to quantify the impact Maureen That work results in a kind of feng shui and a Crampton has made on the Las Vegas shopping good flow through the space, which, at 683,000 experience. As the director of marketing and square feet with a mazelike layout, can feel business development of The Forum Shops, she is overwhelming without the right touches to guide Maureen Crampton a force behind the scene, crafting it for everyone you. “Guests love the ambience and attention to from the well-heeled to window shoppers to detail. The shopping center has created a true gawkers and grazers alike. sense of both comfort and excitement at the In a town known for continuous change, where executives flit same time,” Crampton says. from new resort to new resort, it’s rare to find someone who has Over the years, demographics such as the average shopper’s been dedicated to one space for nearly her entire career. Crampton age or place of origin may change, but certain constants remain: began when The Forum Shops did, in 1992, as director of marketing, They are a brand-conscious, educated, and informed clientele, and and she has helped build it into one of the most sought-after it’s part of Crampton’s job to ensure they all find what they are shopping destinations on the Strip. Over her near-30-year career, looking for. Some 22 million people pass through the vast shopping she has overseen two massive expansions (one featured one of the center annually, with 80 percent of them tourists hailing from world’s only spiral escalators) and brought in many Las Vegas firsts, countries all over the world, including Japan, China, the UK, and including flagship stores for Versace, Louis Vuitton, Armani, and Brazil. Throughout the mall, more than 25 languages are spoken to Jimmy Choo. She’ll collaborate with teams to work on everything meet global guests’ needs. “Our customers still enjoy the thrill of a from the interior design of common-area seating to coordination of purchase,” Crampton notes, and “they want to be able to qualify advertising and public relations between the property and the their visit to Las Vegas with some type of ‘trophy’—something that shops, luring in new-to-market boutiques that want to make Las they can take away and return to their hometown or country that Vegas their home and ensuring that the shops themselves all work speaks to their vacation experience.” caesars.com


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LADY GAGA has made her triumphant Las Vegas Strip debut at the Park Theater, but which Gaga should you see? The pop superstar offers two options to catch her greatest hits. In “Enigma,” she pulls out all the stops in a complete spectacle that is right at home on the Strip. For a more intimate feel, there’s “Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano” for a stripped-down version of her songs, along with classic American standards. Even as the world’s biggest-selling rock band, AEROSMITH still has some tricks up its sleeve. Beginning in April, a new headlining show at the Park Theater, “Deuces Are Wild,” features the state-of-theart visual and audio technology the band has employed at all of its shows, plus some never-beforeseen footage from old recording sessions.

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Downtown Las Vegas has become ground zero for some of the city’s best public art, and portions of it can be appreciated while waiting on your Lyft. Huge pieces at the Lyft Art Park have made the trip from Burning Man to stand in the park, including a three-story Victorian house made of 75 percent recycled materials; a 35-foot polar bear named Long View, cobbled together from salvaged white car hoods; and a cartoon-pink taxi. Located at the busy intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street, the lot serves as the ride-share company’s designated pickup and drop-off location, so you don’t have to wander the streets to track down your driver.

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Cry “more, more, more” as BILLY IDOL returns to his new 10-show residency at Pearl at the Palms. The ’80s punk rock icon still tours worldwide, covering his career from his early days with Generation X to his fan favorites “Dancing With Myself ” and “White Wedding.” Who says we need to start again? LADY ANTEBELLUM’s “Our Kind of Vegas” show is a welcome addition to the scene. Set for 15 dates between February and August at Pearl at the Palms, the trio is the first country act to headline the venue and, with some friends from Nashville, promises to create a show unlike any it’s done before.

LOSE YOURSELF If the lights on the Strip aren’t dazzling enough, step into the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art for two of renowned artist Yayoi Kusama’s immersive experiences. Stare into infinity in one of her most famous works, Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, an enclosed, mirrored space that reflects an array of lights where visitors can lose themselves in a sparkling mirage. And Narcissus Garden, first created 50 years ago, features a lake in the form of 750 mirrored globes that distort your visual reality in their reflection. It’s a heady, breathtaking experience that provides a fresh perspective to help you once again take on the reality of Las Vegas. Through April. bellagio.com

You could spend your night with one superstar or you can spend your evening with all of them. LEGENDS IN CONCERT lands in its new home at Tropicana, where you can catch some of the greatest hits doing their greatest hits. Unlike some other headliner shows, there’s no lip-synching here, with entertainers paying homage to acts you can’t catch anymore, like Frank Sinatra and George Michael, + MORE ON or those you can, such as Bruno Mars and LAS VEGAS Garth Brooks.

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POWER PLAYER Philippe Cousteau and his wife, Ashlan.

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The Cousteau mission lives on. By Jeremy Kinser F E W, I F A N Y, S U C C E S S F U L S O C I A L movements have launched without the engagement of awakened young people. This fact wasn’t lost on Philippe Cousteau 19 years ago, when he and his sister began EarthEcho, their environmental foundation, which encourages young people to act now to achieve a sustainable future. The co m p a ny ’s reso u rces a re d esi g n e d to e q u i p n ew g e n e ra ti o n s o f l e a d e rs to i dentify an d tackle environ mental challenges in their own communities and beyond. If the surname sounds familiar, it sh o u l d . Ph i l i ppe i s th e g ra n d son of legendary underwater explorer Jacques and the son of second-generation diver Philippe-Pierre, so the company is merely carrying on the family tradition. That family now includes Philippe’s wife, Ashlan, who works as an adviser with EarthEcho on its outreach and education efforts. “I realized that one of the failings of the environmental movement was a lack of a robust youth strategy,” reveals Philippe, who has delivered keynote addresses at Harvard and the UN. “When we wanted to start an organization in honor of my father, Philippe Cousteau Sr., we looked around and saw that not a lot of groups were focused on youth empowerment in the environmental sector.” Rectifying this, Cousteau’s company has become one of the leading environmental education organizations in the world. Fo r tu n ate ly fo r Co u ste a u, wh o wa s nominated for an Emmy for his popular Hulu

The Cousteaus work with EarthEcho kids.

series Xploration Awesome Planet, young people were already fired up about making a positive difference for the environment. “Our goal at EarthEcho is to provide them with tools and support to recognize their power to change the world,” he says. Since millennials are overwhelmingly concerned about these issues, they just need a little help to recognize how to take action and be effective change agents in their community, which is where EarthEcho comes in. “We provide tools and resources i n cl a s s ro o m s a n d co m m u n it y g ro u ps around the world,” Cousteau says. “Our Water Cha llenge is one of the la rgest citizen-science water quality–monitoring programs in the world; our StemExplore program examines how young people can get engaged in science and sustainability as a ca reer; ou r Exped itions prog ra m explores critical environmental issues and then provides content to schools around the world to educate young people about these issues and provide them tools to take action; and, finally, our Youth Leadership Co u n ci l wo rks with esta b l i s h e d yo uth

community leaders in countries around the world to amplify their voices and allow them to reach a global audience.” Although its global presence is significant, the foundation also connects locally, having worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District to train teachers and provide content. “O u r l a st g l o b a l e d u ca ti o n Ea r th Ec h o Expedition program, Water by Design, brought over a dozen teachers from the L.A. area on an expedition exploring water scarcity in the region,” Philippe shares. “We featured L.A. as our case study about how to develop solutions to the water crisis that plagues communities around the world.” As for the legacy of his famed grandfather and father, it’s something of which he’s proud and works to honor. “I was raised to believe everyone has a responsibility to take action to make this world a better place,” he states. “We are all in this together, and it will take all of us to build the healthy, vibrant planet we need to survive and thrive. This is a legacy we share with the whole world and will be excited to s h a re with o u r own b a by.” earthecho.org


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The Beverly Center was once described by the Los Angeles Times as a “big” “brown” “blob,” and there’s a generation of shoppers who won’t argue. However, following a $500 million (you read that correctly) renovation courtesy of Italian design firm Studio Fuksas, that description is now obsolete by any standard, because every aspect of the multi-floor plaza has been transformed. Adding to the new aesthetic, there’s a magnificent 25,000-square-foot ribbon of glass that triples the amount of skylight in the center, flooding the building with natural light. The center’s new exterior lighting program will show its colors to acknowledge awards season, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pride, and other noteworthy events, anniversaries, and milestones. But, of course, most patrons come here to shop, and they won’t be disappointed. The newly installed concierge service directs shoppers to an endless array of luxe establishments prepared to satisfy every need or whim. Having added shops ranging from couture (Balenciaga) to classic (Brooks Brothers) to trendy (Hayden Girls), the center has something for every fashionista. Need a quick, delicious breakfast-lunch? You can do much worse than Eggslut, a fast-casual eatery that’ll make you rethink your breakfast choices. If traditional sit-down dining is what you desire, check out Cal Mare, the latest masterpiece from lauded chef Michael Mina. In fact, everything is state of the art in the new Bev Center, even the parking. If you misplace your car, don’t give it a second thought. Merely scan your ticket at the payment station, and you’ll be instantly informed of the exact location of your car via the digital display screen. What more can you possibly ask of a shopping center? beverlycenter.com

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As one of the city’s true culinary crown jewels, CRUSTACEAN has long drawn Hollywood’s singlemonikered A-list, including Clooney, Streisand, and Gaga, who covet the delectable Euro-Vietnamese cuisine. Having just undergone an eight-month, $10 million renovation, the new Crustacean features a modern Asian sensibility, cleaner architectural lines, and light pastel colors with warm rose gold accents. While wisely keeping its signature “walk on water” entrance (not to mention its to-die-for roasted crab and lobster garlic noodles), the eatery doubled the size of its kitchen, injected more state-of-the-art equipment, and rolled out a new lunch menu, adding vegan spring rolls and a vegan crab cake to appeal to an even wider clientele. crustaceanbh.com And then there’s MARGOT, L.A.’s latest rooftop dining destination. Resembling an open love letter to Europe in the 1960s, the restaurant features 360-degree views of Los Angeles, ranging from the Hollywood Hills to the downtown cityscape to the coast. Chef Michael Williams offers a bold yet fresh take on coastal Spanish and Italian cooking with menu items such as culurgiones, a traditional Sardinian potato-filled pasta that’s the stuff of dreams, as well as his justifiably famous spin on eggplant caponata. Spoil yourself here. margot.la  M ORA ITALIANO echoes Italy’s iconic flavor, irresistible allure, genuine love of cooking, and impeccable table service. Celebrated chef Mindy Oh uses fresh local produce for the authentic menu to create deceptively simple yet undeniably elegant dishes, which are paired perfectly with the extensive wine list, curated by inhouse sommelier Fernando Trivisonno. The restaurant’s interiors are saturated with light and combined with an artfully sourced mix of + MORE ON furnishings to make this an ideal spot to settle in for LOS ANGELES@ an intimate evening. moraitaliano.com DUJOUR.COM

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Following the huge success of sister hotels in Amsterdam, London, and Paris, Los Angeles will soon boast its own Hoxton. Never about merely offering a comfortable bed for a night or two, The Hoxton has become synonymous with providing a place where guests can hang out alongside locals in vibrant and welcoming public spaces. Nestled among the ornate movie palaces in downtown L.A. and situated in the historic Los Angeles Railway Building, the hotel has 174 rooms spread over 10 stories, multiple food-andbeverage venues, and a rooftop pool deck (the brand’s first). Discerning visitors can choose from four room types: Snug, Cozy, Roomy, and Biggy. thehoxton.com

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Meet the architect who’s revitalizing Miami’s Collins Park neighborhood—and building the city’s cutting-edge oceanside luxury condos, too. By Jamie Beckman

KOB I K ARP IS AN ARCH ITECT of many talents. He speaks just as lovingly about the slender, delicate Art Deco finial of Collins Park’s sweetly chic, millennial pink–garnished boutique hotel The Plymouth, which he recently restored to its original 1940s glory, as he does of working on French architect Jean Nouvel’s hypermodern 14-story glass-walled waterfront Monad Terrace residences, with its Babylonian hanging gardens, slated to open this spring. After an early childhood spent running through orange groves in agrarian Israel; an adolescence and college career in frigid, snowy Minneapolis; and, now, more than two decades under his belt in sunny Miami, nature is close to Karp’s heart—and his work. “ W h at wa s ve r y s p e c i a l a b o ut Th e Plymouth is that it has a terrazzo-finish veranda that wraps around the corner,” he muses. “So during the day, it allows people to sit nicely outside and have a cocktail and see the Bass Museum being lit up by the natural tropical sunlight. It has a very strong stone facade— coral stone—which comes to a golden glow in the afternoon.” And the cutting-edge Monad? “It’s an opportunity to build a glass building facing one of the best views that we have here,

which is the sunset over the skyline of downtown Miami,” Karp says. The structure wa s d e s i g n e d to m e et ca te g o r y- five hurricane impact regulations and the new wave and base flood elevations projected due to global warming. Capturing the romance of the Miami sunset and nailing historical preservation as well as sleek, destruction-proof towers is a feat that Karp’s firm is uniquely qualified to pull off. After all, Karp is a man who, years ago, while working on Miami’s Seacoast Towers, sought out the legendary (and then near-forgotten) Morris Lapidus, architect of midcentury “Miami Modern” hotels including the iconic Fontainebleau, and brought him back into the fold of the American Institute of Architects. On the flip side, Karp is known for his glossy overseas structures and his role in building the Capri South Beach high-rise condos, a project he describes as a prelude to the Monad. Karp’s arguably most important current project is an extensive revitalization of the once-neglected Collins Park neighborhood, which encompasses The Plymouth, the Miami City Ballet, and the aforementioned Bass Museum, housed in a striking 1930s Art Deco building. One of his imminent undertakings is the Collins Park Hotel, which will join four

historic buildings, with an emphasis on indooroutdoor living, including tropical gardens, pools, and rooftop lounges. “Historic preservation is what tells us where we’ve been,” Karp says. “So many of these buildings were built in the middle of the industrial age, or during the Deco Streamline or Bauhaus, where less was more. We come along almost 100 years later, and we have an opportunity to create a building of our time, and at the same time, restore and preserve the original historic structure—and recycle it.”


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Get ready to cheer on your favorite tennis superstars at the 2019 Miami Open, March 18 through 31. All the greats (think: Federer, both Williams sisters, Nadal, Djokovic, Sharapova, and more) will be on hand to compete for top titles at Hard Rock Stadium. Tickets start at $28, but if you’d prefer to level up, the venue’s Luxury Experiences include perks like open-air suites with primo court views, all-inclusive food and beverage service, and a personal in-suite concierge. miamiopen.com

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An appointment is required to step into Aroma360’s first-ever “scenting experience showroom,” opening this spring in the Design District, but what an experience it will be. The luxury home, retail, and hotel sensory brand consultancy, which counts Lexus and the Four Seasons among its clients, will introduce guests to its 90-plus high-end scents—essential-oil blends of orange blossom, jasmine, spicy nutmeg, Soku lime, and more, all bearing fanciful names like Skyfall and London Calling— and educate visitors in a plush setting about how fragrance affects human emotions and behavior. When you find your favorite (or create a custom aroma with a specialist), you can bring it home in forms both large and small, from high-tech, multiroom HVAC scenting systems to petite candles, soap bars, and mini diffusers. aroma360.com

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A new health and wellness sanctuary is setting up shop in Miami’s Midtown neighborhood. Anatomy, founded by Chris Paciello and Marc Megna, is a 15,000-foot mecca of state-of-the art cardio and strength equipment, group fitness offerings, an exclusive personal training system provided by expertly trained Body Architects, and a wealth of recovery and regeneration amenities including hot and cold plunges, an infrared sauna, and a eucalyptus steam room. This is the duo’s second location (the first is in Miami Beach). “Fitness has always been a passion of mine, and with my partners at Anatomy, I have seen that dream to fruition,” says Paciello. “I couldn’t be more excited to see the Anatomy brand expand and look forward to bringing what we consider to be the future of fitness to Midtown.” anatomyfitness.com

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Top Chef alum John Tesar is bringing his Southern steak sensibilities to a surf and turf spot opening at Laguna Cliffs Resort. By James Manso HOT OFF THE SUCCESS OF KNIFE, his award-winning restaurant in Dallas, Top Chef veteran and culinary wonder John Tesar decided to make his way westward for his next culinary venture. When he wound up in Laguna Beach, planning the launch of Outer Reef, a surf and turf restaurant he’s opening at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Spa & Resort in Dana Point, he realized that oldfashioned Texas steaks like those on which he’s made his name are just what the community needed. That, and a good deck to eat them on. “Nothing’s bad, but nothing’s pushing the envelope,” he says. “I think you need to go more casual; you need to have some fun and have that view of the ocean. We want to make it elegant but casual and very coastal.” Tesar, who’s pulled out all the stops as far as the decadent palate is concerned, is marrying local seafood with his own

trademark steaks at Outer Reef. The restaurant will feature a dry-age box (which means steaks for two on the menu) as well as fresh California produce and locally sourced seafood. Crudo, caviar, and fresh shellfish are all meant to pay homage to his seafood restaurant, Spoon Bar & Kitchen, in Dallas. “I really want to bring flavors of Dana Point and Laguna and Baja and that Southern California life to the restaurant,” he said. “We’re using only local seafood, and we’re bringing some of the best steaks in the country to Laguna Beach.” Tesar’s previous accolades include his two stints as a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef, being a four-time James Beard Award Best Southwest Chef semifinalist, regular appearances on NBC’s Today show and CBS’s The Early Show, and winning the inaugural season of the Food Network’s Extreme Chef. lagunacliffs.com


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The Michelinstarred, doughwrapped creations of the Singaporebased restaurant are heading to the OC.

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The Hong Kong–based dim sum chain Tim Ho Wan began its foray into the American market when it first opened restaurants in New York and Hawaii, and now the West Coast is the chain’s next stop. Opening in Irvine this spring, the newest American iteration of the Michelinstarred dim sum spot is bringing culinary innovation and a high-end take on otherwise banal dim sum fare to Southern California (as well as Las Vegas, opening almost simultaneously). The verdict? Both the signature barbecue pork buns and the prawn dumplings deserve Michelin stars in their own right. timhowanusa.com

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One of the main attractions on Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari.

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Dana Point’s Festival of Whales brings the arts to an eco-friendly event. Dana Point, famous for its laid-back vibe and casual approach to living, is getting quite the big blue guests for two weekends in March. Running from March 2 to 3 and 9 to 10, the timing of Dana Point’s 48th Annual Festival of Whales coincides with the natural migration of whales off the coast of the OC hot spot. The whale watching alone is worth the trip, though local artisans and art showcases make the event a true must-see. The event is also ocean-friendly and goes hand in hand with the Doheny State Beach Whale of a Beach cleanup, where festivalgoers can assist in waste management and eco-conscious fun on March 9. festivalofwhales.com

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The Laguna Art Museum was founded back when the city, now synonymous with both luxury and Snapchat’s Endless Summer, was but a mere artists’ colony. The town’s artist population banded together to form a locus to both showcase and preserve their works. Fast-forward a hundred years to present day, and the museum, already one of Southern California’s premier arts and culture destinations, is expanding the collection to fete its centennial. The updated collection will feature both the contemporary and the legendary, from the early-20th-century + MORE ON style of Ruth Peabody’s works to the postmodern oeuvre of ORANGE COUNTY Dan McCleary. The growing collection aims to please for the @ DUJOUR.COM next century as much as for this one. lagunaartmuseum.org

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A guest room at the MacArthur Place Hotel; the rooms’ design is farmhouseinspired; Rubén Cambero.

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A seasoned hotelier places an iconic Sonoma mainstay back on the map. By Jennie Nunn RUBÉN CAMBERO, general manager of the newly revamped MacArthur Place Hotel and Spa in Sonoma, ended up doing the one thing his mother told him not to do: hospitality. “My mother always told me, ‘Do anything you want but hospitality,’ due to the major sacrifices my parents had to make,” says Cambero, who was born in Logroño, Spain, and hails from a long line of chefs and hoteliers. “Almost my entire family has had a career in hospitality. My mother is a Michelinstarred chef, and my father has always been the perfect host in his various restaurants, most notably at Hotel el Peregrino, a small luxury boutique hotel [member of Relais & Chateaux] that we owned in Navarra, Spain. What can I say? I guess it’s genetic.” B ut Cam bero, who studied business administration at Universidad Europea de Madrid, spent a year abroad at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, and earned a m a s t e r c e r t i f i c a t e i n h o t e l reve n u e management from Cornell University, once th o u g ht h e wo u l d b e co m e a m a ri n e biologist. “I always dreamed of studying marine biology, probably due to my passion for the ocean,” says Cambero, who lives in downtown Sonoma with his wife (who also works at the hotel in operations) and two children. “Or maybe due to my crazy head back then, when all I wanted to do was spend time at the beach and surf.” After meeting MacArthur Place’s CEO, Larry Bain, at the suggestion of a recruiter, Cambero was hired at the 150-year-old property, now outfitted with 64 modern, farmhouse-inspired guest rooms, suites, and cottages with original exposed wood beams, an d an on -site M editerranean restaurant, Layla, headed up by awardwinning chef Cole Dickinson (of The Bazaar by J o s é A n d ré s i n B eve r l y H i l l s a n d Voltaggio Brothers Steak House). “We have r e s p e c t e d t h e h i s t o r y, a n d w e a r e enhancing the experience,” says Cambero of the hotel, replete with a no -tipping p o l i c y, c o m p l i m e n t a r y b i ke s , a n d a seamless arrival practice. “ We want to make sure that we do all the prep work and have everything taken care of for you,

so guests can just come and enjoy.” These days, he’s busy perfecting the art of offering advice on everything from the perfect proposal and engagement ring selection to managing wish list requests. “I believe that hoteliers could write authentic best sellers,” says Cambero, who once arranged a special surprise art studio visit for Woody Allen while at Hotel el Peregrino. “ Welcom ing g uests is a n a rt . There is something very special about the possibility of turning any given day into a lifetime memory, and we have the power and the ability to create that.” 29 E. MacArthur Street; macarthurplace.com

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Colorful kicks at Dopp shoe boutique, in Berkeley.

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Author Jack London; an exhibition at the House of Happy Walls detailing Jack and Charmian London’s South Pacific voyage, which London documented in his book The Cruise of the Snark.

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Set among 100-year-old heritage olive trees and dotted with massive crystal chandeliers, newcomer RH Yountville is comprised of a five-building campus designed by James Gillam of Backen & Gillam Architects (of Solage Calistoga and Meadowood Napa Valley). The compound features two boutique design galleries, an outdoor wine and barista bar, and a two-story wine vault with a 24-foot-high cedar ceiling at Ma(i)sonry Building that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the on-site restaurant, headed up by restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff, founder, CEO, and creative director of Hogsalt Hospitality, menu selections include burrata with roasted tomato salad, aged sherry, and toasted garlic bread; the RH burger; and a truffled grilled cheese on rustic sourdough. restorationhardware.com

RH Yountville’s on-site restaurant.

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Set within the 1,400-acre Jack London State Historic Park, the reconceived House of Happy Walls has opened its doors following a $1.5 million overhaul. Replete with 22 multisensory and interactive exhibitions, the new museum designed by The Sibbett Group (of John F. Kennedy University and the San Francisco Maritime Museum) celebrates famed author London’s life, along with his wife, Charmian. Highlights include a collection of London’s first edition books, a 1901 Steinway piano, and an old Underwood typewriter. jacklondonpark.com

Bay Area–based designer Shayla Dopp studied fashion and footwear design in Paris before debuting the shoe boutique Dopp in downtown Berkeley. Her handmade candy-colored, sculptural designs (available in five styles and named after loved ones such as Bennie, her fiancé; Cindy, her mother; and Mary Sue, her grandmother) are housed in a 270-squarefoot space layered with vintage velvet dusty pink–hued drapes and vibrant green walls as a wink to a fresco of Pompeii. dopp.city

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Westime’s John Simonian at Westime’s Art Basel event.

Eunice Shriver, Kathleen Shriver, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Caro Shriver, Chessy Shriver, Michael Shriver at the Best Buddies Miami Gala.

Wes Sechrest at the Global Wildlife Art Basel event.

Ric Pipino, David Becker at the Christie’s x Zkipster event.

Cardi B at E11EVEN Miami at Art Basel.

Amy Herman, Anna Matvey at the DuJour Winter cover party.

Felicity Jones at the DuJour Winter cover party.

Kiran Prasher, Iesha Reed at the DuJour Winter cover party.

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Alex Assouline, Michaela Vybohova at the Christie’s x Zkipster event.


Ivan Shaw, Roxanne Motamedi, Michael Moore, Daniel Dessauges at the Christie’s x Zkipster event.

Julia Pugach at the Max Mara Art Basel event.

Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks at the Golden Globes HBO party. Judy Chicago at the Max Mara Art Basel event.

Laura Curry at the Max Mara Art Basel event.

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Kelly Lyons, Vajra Kingsley at the Max Mara Art Basel event.

Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala. Jonnie Houston, Kate Beckinsale, Mark Houston at the On the Record Las Vegas opening.

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Idris Elba, DeRon Horton at the Golden Globes Netflix party.

Dr. Tara Solomon, Nick D’Annunzio at Westime’s Art Basel event.


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Martin Frei, Kim Caceres, Felix Baumgartner at Westime’s Art Basel event. Jaime King, Alison Brie, Marianna Palka at the Golden Globes Netflix party.

G-Eazy at E11EVEN Miami at Art Basel. Petra Levin at the Max Mara Art Basel event.

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Davon Godchaux, Vincent Taylor at Westime’s Art Endeliquid Basel event. utesequ iature

Isabella Charlotta Poppius, Bob Jeffrey at the Christie’s x Zkipster event.

Fred Armisen, Natasha Lyonne at the Sundance Film Festival.

Alex Gartenfeld, Ella FontanalsCisneros, Alejandro Paredes Fontanals at the Max Mara Art Basel event.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov, Lisa Rinehart at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala.


Kelly Ripa at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala.

Stephanie Seidel and guest at the Max Mara Art Basel event.

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Lauren Santo Domingo, Olivia Palermo at Paris Fashion Week.

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Poppy Delevingne, Dave Gardner at the Milk Makeup launch.

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Alissa Friedman at the Max Mara Art Basel event. Jamie Tisch at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala. Marc Spiegler, Carolina Alvarez-Mathies at Prada Mode Miami.

Robin Moore at the Global Wildlife Art Basel event.

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Maria Giulia Maramotti at the Max Mara Art Basel event.

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The sun-drenched atrium of The Beekman hotel prior to its renovation.

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pon entering the dark and oaky lobby of The Beekman hotel, one immediately senses the richness of its history, like tracing the patina of an antique map. The landmarked Queen Anne–style building, designed by renowned architect James M. Farnsworth, first rose skyward 135 years ago as the Brooklyn Bridge was built a short walk away. The most magical moment comes when stepping into the center of the atrium, a stunning nine-story head-tilter that leads its guests’ gazes up to an expansive skylight. Plentiful daylight suffuses the space with warmth and reveals the intricacy of the restored Victorian-era cast-iron railings. The Beekman hosts 287 rooms and suites, as well as penthouses nestled within handsome brick turrets. It’s hard to imagine that this place, imbued with such soulful luxury, was, until now, nearly hidden from time.

Much like being inside a museum, it’s impossible to ignore the hotel’s maturity and elegance when you’re surrounded by details so expertly restored to their original glory. The Beekman sits on a venerable site where, in 1830, Temple Court—the namesake of the hotel’s main restaurant by chef Tom Colicchio—was an extension of the New York Mercantile Library. Dubbed Clinton Hall, the space inside was the scene of frequent lectures by greats like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., and where one might rub elbows with Edgar Allan Poe. The grounds were also the birthplace of New York University in 1832, and the venue for the 1871 New York debut of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It’s a setting that inspired luminaries of the past, and a place you won’t soon forget. Dare we say The Beekman is our own charming hotel version of Café de Flore? If these walls could talk, they’d have plenty to say. thebeekman.com

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