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CHARITY REPORT

FASHION+PHILANTHROPY

OUR TOP 10 BEST OR BEWARE LIST

WINTER RESORT FASHION! BALMAIN BALENCIAGA CHANEL FERRAGAMO GUCCI LOUIS VUITTON PRADA

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

DIANA JENKINS WAR REFUGEE TO CEO OF ‘NEURO DRINKS’ A FASCINATING SUCCESS STORY

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BUYING IS GIVING: ANITA KO, CHERYL SABAN, ONEHOPE WINE


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THE GMT-MASTER II Designed for airline pilots in 1955 to read the time in two time zones simultaneously, perfect for navigating a connected world in style. It doesn’t just tell time. It tells history.

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Fire, Water, Wood, Earth and Metal. The power of the elements. The power of perfume. With harmony and well being as guiding principles, The Harmonist has fused rare ingredients with age-old principles to create its debut collection of fragrances.


MAGAZINE

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ON OUR COVER: SANELA DIANA JENKINS

Balmain dress $3955, Maxfield, LA, 310-274-8800 Valentino shearling, Valentino, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Photo by Steven Gomillion

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MAKE ME UP! Before you Go-Go! It’s time to put on a perfect face! PETALS AND STEMS Fashion turns to nature for color, color and more color! WINTER OASIS We head to a fashionable private resort in the California desert

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FRINGE BENEFITS Genlux channels Françoise Hardy for a peek through killer bangs STILL WATERS RUN DEEP Sanela Diana Jenkins rise from Bosnian refugee to Neuro’s CEO

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Zac Posen gown, $9900, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Anne Sisteron chain ring, $3670, Anne Sisteron, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0780, annesisteron.com Jacob & Co ring, jacobandco.com

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Editor’s Picks: SAMIA PICKS HER FAVORITES Charity Report: BEST OR BEWARE LIST Shop for a Cause: BUY THESE AND GIVE BACK Designer Profile: BRAD ROBINSON, CHANGE AGENT Laura Dunn: I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... Out-of-Towner: DESIGNER ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER

Fall’s Best of Beauty: CECILIA’S TOP BEAUTY PICKS Beauty Editor’s Picks: BEAU DUNN’S FAVORITES Her Secret Service: LILY COLLIN’S RED CARPET MAKEUP

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Food+Wine Restaurant Guide: OUR FAVORITES Food+Wine Profile: SUR’S GUILLERMO ZAPATA Getaways: THE THOMPSON HOTEL OPENS IN SEATTLE Getaways: LA QUINTA RESORT IN PALM SPRINGS Getaways: CALIFORNIA’S CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

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Fashion Editor’s Picks: CHANEL, GUCCI, MORE!

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Publisher / Editorial Director: Cecilia Moreno Editor in Chief: Samia Arslane Creative Director / Photo Editor: Stephen Kamifuji Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Fashion Director: Laura Dunn Beauty Editor: Beau Dunn Food+Wine Editor: Jeff Lipsman Home Design Editor: Sherryl White Philanthropy Editor: Catherine Williams National Advertising Director: Alan Thavisouk VP of Advertising: Rhonda Zakhor Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Events Director: Caryn Hassard Events Producer: John Sugrue / OCLA Events Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Contributing Editors: Stephen Christopher, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, Cheryl Woodcock Contributing Photographers: Stephen Gomillion, Angela Markelew, Holly Parker, Braden Summers, Robert Steinken, Video Director: Darren Stone

Winter/Resort Issue Š2016/2017 by GENLUX Magazine™, LLC., All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission from GENLUX Magazine. To Advertise: Cecilia@genlux.com or 310-275-5700 Visit Genlux.com Photo: Robert Steinken

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GENLUX SAMIA ARSLANE EDITOR IN CHIEF

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” – John Ruskin Am I the only one who loves this rain? Growing up in France where it was raining more often than not, I hated it, because rain came with icy cold and strong winds. In LA it’s totally different. Even when it rains, it’s rarely cold, and it rains so infrequently, I’m excited when it does. Plus, we need it. And like Dolly Parton says, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Besides loving the rain, I love me some diamonds too. Have a look at my editor’s picks (p90). Starting with the two gorgeous pieces by Mexican-French jeweler Colette, who just opened her first boutique in LA. On our Outof-Towner page is the talented French designer Alexandre Vauthier (p112). His Fall/Winter 2016-17 Haute Couture

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collection is fabulous. Designer David Meister, who chimes in every season for Genlux, offers up some of his must-haves (p100). We profile designer Brad Robinson (p102), and restaurateur of SUR restaurant, Guillermo Zapata (p106). Our Genlux Restaurant Guide covers some trendy new places, along with some old favorites (p104), and on our Getaways pages, we highlight Carmel, Seattle and Palm Springs (p107). We reserved our cover story for the remarkable Sanela Diana Jenkins and her rise from Bosnian war refugee to CEO of the successful beverage brand she owns and operates, Neuro Drinks. Talk about a powerful woman—not only does she employ over 100 at her Burbank-based corporation, she also heads up two charitable foundations and is co-chair, along with the man himself, for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. A true philanthropist.


GENLUX GADABOUTS: GRAN CENTENARIO TEQUILA’S ANGELS ON EARTH BENEFIT FOR HEAL THE BAY PHOTOS: PHILLIP FARAONE/GETTY IMAGE FOR GRAN CENTENARY

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GENLUX GADABOUTS: LOUIS VUITTON ONE-YEAR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH UNICEF PHOTOS: LOUIS VUITTON / DONATO SARDELLA, GETTY IMAGES

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In honor of Louis Vuitton’s one-year global partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Louis Vuitton launched its first #MAKEAPROMISE day to raise funds for children in urgent need through its global network of stores, and celebrated with #MAKEAPROMISE cocktails in 45 stores worldwide. In 2016, Louis Vuitton partnered with UNICEF to support the most vulnerable children around the world. Since this time, with the sales of the Silver Lockit, $2.5M has been donated to UNICEF.

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GENLUX GADABOUTS: SVEDKA VODKA’S BROKEN RESOLUTIONS BASH AT NIGHTINGALE PLAZA, LA PHOTOS: MICHAEL SIMON/ STARTRAKPHOTOS.COM

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SVEDKA’s “New Year, Same You” Cocktail 1½ parts SVEDKA Citron ½ part simple syrup ½ part grapefruit juice ½ part fresh lime juice Pour all ingredients into shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a grapefruit and lime wedge.

Performers at the “Get Fit” Station

Fashion designer, actress and TV personality Nicole Richie, star of VH1’s Barely Famous, Sara Foster and model Iskra Lawrence, attended SVEDKA Vodka’s Second Annual Broken Resolutions Bash in Los Angeles, held at Nightingale Plaza. Guests sipped on signature SVEDKA Vodka cocktails from the ‘Drink Less’ bar and snacked on ‘Eat Better’ fried desserts, all while enjoying performances by trampoline dances in the ‘Get Fit’ area. Guests were also invited to ‘Spend Less’ at the SVEDKA Tchotchke Shop and confess their most outrageous resolution-breaking stories at the @OverheardLA Confession Booth.

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Photographer: ANGELA MARKLEW / AngelaMarklew.com Model: GWEN VAN MEIR / NEXT models, LA Makeup: NOEL NICHOLS / TheRexAgency.com Hair: JUANITA LYON / CelestineAgency.com using Oribe Haircare Manicurist: DENISE BOURNE / TheRexAgency.com using CHANEL Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

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Laura Mercier ErdemCaviar satin Eyedress, Stickerdem.com in Golden, $29,La lauramercier.com Perla ‘Charisma’ L’Oreal carioca Voluminous lace bra, $280,Carbon laperla.com Black Mascara, $7.25, lorealparisusa.com Smith Cosmetics Lip Brush 302, $20, smithcosmetics.com Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer, $25, sephora.com

MAKE ME UP

Before you Go-Go! It’s time to put on a perfect face! Photographer Angela Marklew and makeup artist Noel Nichols team up to show you how!

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Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Bitch Perfect, $32, CharlotteTilbury.com MAC Pigment in Blue Brown, $22, mac.com NARS Monoi Body Glow II, $59, sephora.com It Heavenly Luxeâ„¢ Pointed Precision Complexion Brush #11, $38, itcosmetics.com NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush, $55, nars.com

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DIOR 5 Couleurs Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette in 796 Cuir Cannage,$62, dior.com/beauty NARS Blush in Sex Appeal, $30, nars.com MAC Lip Erase in Dim, $21; and MAC Lipstick in Tanarama, mac.com Shu Uemura New Generation Eyelash S Curler, $24, shuuemura-usa.com Smith Cosmetics 253 Eyeshadow Brush Small, $21, smithcosmetics.com IT Airbrush Essential Bronzer Brush 114, $26, ulta.com

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Brunello Cucinelli jacket, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, saks.com Wolford opaque transparent nature body in light lilac, $350, wolford.com Jimmy Choo ‘Lottie’ blush satin sandal, $695, similar styles available at select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com Sheer lilac socks, stylist’s own

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Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Smoke, $29, lauramercier.com Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish and Pop Blush in Love Glow, $40, charlottetilbury.com Milani Cosmetics Lipstick in Pretty Natural, $6, milanicosmetics.com Smith Cosmetics 124 Contour Brush, smithcosmetics.com

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Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Golden, $29, lauramercier.com L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara, $7.25, lorealparisusa.com Smith Cosmetics Lip Brush 302, $20, smithcosmetics.com Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer, $25, sephora.com

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MAC Ladyblush CremeBlend Blush in Ladyblush, $23, mac.com OCC Lip Tar in Grandma, $17, occmakeup.com Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour Inspired Palette in Burnished Copper, $55, sephora.com Smith Cosmetic Blush Power Brush 118, $32; and 214 Spoolie Brush, $16, smithcosmetics.com

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OF PETALS AND STEMS

Photographer Holly Parker, stylist Jessie Ajluni, and florist Ivie Joy take us on an enchanting floral-laced fashion story Photographer/Art Direction/Retoucher: HOLLY PARKER / holly-parker.com Stylist: JESSIE AJLUNI / jessieajluni.com Model: KRISTY KAUROVA at New York Models Makeup: ALEX ALVA / alex-makeup.com Hair: MIRNA JOSE using Orlando Pita / mirnajose.com Florist/Set Design: IVIE JOY / iviejoyflowers.com Manicurist: MICHELLE MATTHEWS at NEXT using M •A • C Cosmetics Photo Assistant: HUGO BARBOSA Creative Director: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

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Marchesa A-line gown with black floral embroidery, laser-cut amethyst ombrĂŠ flowers and pleated tulle skirt, $7995, special order neimanmarcus.com Konstantino Artemis sterling silver and 18K gold ring, $1270, Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach, neimanmarcus.com

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Louis Vuitton floral print dress, select Louis Vuitton stores, louisvuitton.com Mona Sultan fringe skinny red, $145; skinny black, $125, monasultan.com Maje Naiade necklace, $95, us.maje.com Konstantino Flamenco gold pearl ring, $2835, Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach, neimanmarcus.com ETRO Cady foral pant, $730, ETRO, Beverly Hills, etro.com Giuseppe Zanotti Design Darcie black patent criss-cross sandal, $775, Giuseppe Zanotti Design boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760, Beverly Center, 310-499-2962

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Joanna Laura Constantine earrings, $355, joannalauraconstantine.com Louis Vuitton embroidered dress, select Louis Vuitton stores, louisvuitton.com Dior silk georgette ‘Flower Bouquets’ print dress, $7700, Dior boutiques nationwide, dior.com Iosselliani cheetah’s head silver ring, $240, iosselliani.com Grey socks, stylist’s own Aquatalia Hettie pump, $395, aquatalia.com

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Jason Wu printed crinkle chiffon pleated dress, $2995, select Neiman Marcus stores, neimanmarcus.com Daniela Villegas ‘Renaissance’ necklace, $28,750, Just One Eye, LA, justoneeye.com Bergdorf Goodman, NY, 212-753-7300 Lilly Street ‘Radiance Sea Queen’ ring, $17,400, lillystreet.com Alexandre Birman ‘Marina’ heel, $775, saks.com

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GUCCI black + acid green floral brocade dress, $5800, select GUCCI stores nationwide, gucci.com Iosselliani brass earrings, $300, iosselliani.com Gemfields X MUSE Elena Votsi Cyclos 18K gold ring with Gemfields Mozambican emeralds, $5920, twistonline.com Jimmy Choo ‘Rosa 100’ mirror leather shoe with clip in apple, $1450, select Jimmy Choo stores, jimmychoo.com

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3.1 Phillip Lim floral cloque blazer, $825, 3.1 Phillip Lim stores nationwide, 31philliplim.com Rossella Jardini Mick Jagger print shirt, $565, rossellaJardini.com Tomoko Igarashi gold malachite and garnet mermaid ring, $2000, tomokoigarshijewelry.com

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3.1 Phillip Lim floral cloque blazer, $825; pant, $475, Phillip Lim stores nationwide, 31philliplim.com Rossella Jardini Mick Jagger shirt, $565, rossellaJardini.com Tomoko Igarashi gold malachite garnet ring, $2000, tomoko-igarshijewelry.com Stuart Weitzman, ‘Sugardots’ flat in Ultramar suede, $498, Stuart Weitzman, Beverly Hills, stuartweitzman.com

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Erdem ‘Cece’ gown, $4195, similar styles available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, saks.com IPPOLITA Rock Candy Crazy 8’s necklace in London blue topaz, $15,000, Ippolita.com

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CHANEL Cruise 2017 dress, select CHANEL boutiques nationwide, 800-550-0005 IPPOLITA Senso™ Snowman Omega 18K gold diamond earrings, $7195, Ippolita.com Lilly Street Radiance nobility ring, $10,400, Hirshleifers, NY, 516-627-3566 Jimmy Choo ‘Reign 100’ camo-flower print satin in orange/camellia/ camellia mix, $4495, select Jimmy Choo stores, jimmychoo.com

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Marchesa A-line gown with black floral embroidery, laser-cut amethyst ombrĂŠ flowers and pleated tulle skirt, $7995, special order neimanmarcus.com Sorellina earrings with natural colored (8.16 ctw), marquise (2.86 ctw) and yellow (2.59 ctw) diamonds set in 20K rose-gold and 18K yellow gold, $45,000, Reservoir, LA, 323-300-5309, reservoir-la.com Konstantino Artemis sterling silver and 18K gold ring, $1270, Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach, 949-759-1900, neimanmarcus.com

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Valentino Resort 2017 gown, $9900, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Lucifer Vir Honestus 18K rose-gold aqua and diamond Trofeo earrings, $11,340, Voiage Fine Jewelry, LA, 323-951-9540 Tomoko Igarashi rose-gold turquoise and pink sapphire mermaid ring, $3250, tomokoigarshijewelry.com

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Tory Burch ‘Mandeville’ coat, $1695; Cove skirt, $595, Tory Burch, Beverly Hills, 310-274-2394, toryburch.com Christian Siriano watercolor tulip blouse, $785, christiansiriano.com Karen Karch studded ‘Blade Runner’ earrings, $5500; ‘Empress Ring,’ $9000, karenkarch.com Neil J. Rodgers ‘Phoebe’ rosso silk jacquard with mesh and suede pump, $695, neiljrodgers.com

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Fenty Puma by Rihanna lacing cami bra, $100, us.puma.com Stella McCartney skirt, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, saks.com Jennifer Fisher brass small chaos ear cuff, $195; brass smooth ring, $275, jenniferfisherjewelry.com Giuseppe Zanotti Design black velvet platforms with metallic heel, $795, giuseppezanottidesign.com

WINTER OASIS

Khadija Shari escapes on a fashionable journey to a private desert resort...or is it all just a mirage?

Photographer: BRADEN SUMMERS / BradenSummers.com Model: KHADIJA SHARI Hair Stylist: ROBERT STEINKEN / CloutierRemix.com using Oribe Haircare Makeup Artist: LUIS CASCO / CloutierRemix.com using Mary Kay Makeup Prop Stylist: EDDIE INDA / EddieInda.com Set Builder: MIKEY GARCIA Prop Stylist’s Assistant: ZEN KENT Wardrobe Stylist: JAS RYDELL / JasRydell.com Wardrobe Stylist: ANA DAHLMAN / AnaDahlman.com Photo Assistant: BRIAN BERGERON Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

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Brunello Cucinelli jacket, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, saks.com Wolford opaque transparent nature body in light lilac, $350, wolford.com Jimmy Choo ‘Lottie’ blush satin sandal, $695, similar styles available at select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com Sheer lilac socks, stylist’s own

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Stella McCartney teal sable envers satin Allison top, $2065, stellamccartney.com Stella McCartney silk crepe de chine Abigail skirt, $4055, neimanmarcus.com Jennifer Fisher brass silver abstract line cuff, $655, jenniferfisherjewelry.com

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Brunello Cucinelli jacket, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, saks.com Wolford opaque transparent nature body in light lilac, $350, wolford.com Jimmy Choo ‘Lottie’ blush satin sandal, $695, similar styles available at select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com Sheer lilac socks, stylist’s own

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Delpozo copper brown lurex lame mini strapless dress with embroidered crinoline overskirt, $5500; Delpozo iridescent blue laced long sleeve shirt, $1600, Delpozo. com; neimanmarcus.com Jennifer Fisher brass long loop earrings, $355, jenniferfisherjewelry.com

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Wolford top, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, saks.com Cushnie et Ochs silk crepe wide leg pants in champagne, $995, similar styles at cushnieetochs.com Jimmy Choo ‘Lottie’ blush satin sandal, $695, similar styles available at select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com Jennifer Fisher brass smooth ring, $275, jenniferfisherjewelry.com Turban, stylist’s own

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La Perla mesh bodysuit, $590, neimanmarcus.com Adam Lippes high-waisted crepe pant, $890, adamlippes.com

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Erdem satin dress, erdem.com La Perla ‘Charisma’ carioca lace bra, $280, laperla.com

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Valentino Resort 2017 dress, $12,900, Valentino boutiques Tom Ford melted gold hoop earrings, $590, tomford.com

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Simone Rocha Sparkle wool bite dress, $3045; Simone Rocha tulle double frill dress, $1510; Simone Rocha tulle gloves, simonerocha.com Erdem Athena Sandal in black calf leather, erdem.com

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Brixton hat, $49, revolve.com David Yurman ring, $1800, David Yurman, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-205-0173 Stella McCartney coat, $2600, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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FRINGE BENEFITS

We channel 60s pop icon Franรงoise Hardy and her signature bangs to shape a chic story of how the cool girls live

Photographer: ROBERT STEINKEN / SteinkenPhoto.com Model: RUBY CLAIRE / DT Model Management, LA Stylist: HAZEL PEPPER / hazelpepperstylist.com Makeup Artist: LUIS CASCO / CloutierRemix.com using Mary Kay Makeup Hair Stylist: ROBERT STEINKEN / CloutierRemix.com using Oribe Haircare Assistant Hair Stylist: JENNIFER BAKER / jennifermelissabaker@gmail.com Photo Assistant: John J. Art Director: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

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Brixton hat, $49, revolve.com David Yurman necklace, $4800, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-205-0173 Alexander Wang coat, $1250; Stella McCartney, jumpsuit, $3465, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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Janessa Leone hat, $149, janessaleone.com Chloe jumpsuit, $1250; Chloe sweater, $995, Chloe Faye bag, $1390, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Dear Frances shoe, $495, dearfrances.com, David Yurman hoop earrings, $495; David Yurman pavé plate ring, $2150, David Yurman, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-205-0173

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Chloe dress, $5008; Ulla Johnson faux fur coat, $1500, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 CHANEL vintage bag, $2995, What Goes Around Comes Around, Beverly Hills, 310-858-0250 Helmut Lang leather pant, $920, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Ash boot, $395, ashusa.com David Yurman pavĂŠ rings, $2150, $1750, David Yurman, Beverly Hills, 310-205-0173 Swank Girl glasses, swankgirl.com Lili Claspe choker, $395, liliclaspe.com

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Brixton hat, $49, revolve.com David Yurman necklace, $4800, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-205-0173 0338Wang Alexander coat, $1250; Stella McCartney, jumpsuit, $3465, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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Givenchy leather jacket, $4926, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Givenchy stripe dress, $1795, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Kenneth Cole Krystal boot, $495, kennethcole.com, David Yurman resin cuff, $850, David Yurman, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-205-0173

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Zimmerman black lace top, $1084; Zimmerman wide leg trouser, $690; Alexander Wang bucket bag, $648, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Giuseppe Zanotti Design mule, $495, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, $495, 310-550-5760 Starburst multi-row pearl necklace, $4800, David Yurman, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-205-0173

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Ulla Johnson faux fur coat, $1500; Valentino black lace dress, $4022, Barney’s Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Kenneth Cole ankle boot, $450, kennethcole.com, David Yurman pearl necklace, $9500; David Yurman silver link buckle chain necklace, $3150; David Yurman pearl drop earrings, $750, David Yurman, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-205-0173

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Janessa Leone hat, $223; Helmut Lang tank top, $345; Helmut Lang leather pant, $920; Helmut Lang leather jacket, $1395, Barneys Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Choker, lili Claspe, $295, liliclaspe.com

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Janessa Leone hat, $149; Chloe blazer, $2065, Barney’s New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Chloe sweater, $995; Chloe jumpsuit, $1250; Chloe ‘Faye’ bag, $1390, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 David Yurman triple loop ring, $3800, David Yurman, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-205-0173

Ermanno Scervino lace top, $1940, pleated lace skirt, $2280; and belt, $450, ermannoscervino.it Christian Louboutin ‘City Jolly,’ $1095, christianlouboutin.com

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Stella McCartney cape coat, $2600, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Kenneth Cole shoe, $150, kennethcole.com David Yurman ‘Chatelaine’ ring, David Yurman, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, $2200 Vintage hat, choker, gloves, stylists own

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Stella McCartney cape coat, $2600, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Kenneth Cole shoe, $150, kennethcole.com David Yurman ‘Chatelaine’ ring, $2200; David Yurman bezel link bracelet, $6400, David Yurman, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-205-0173 Vintage hat, choker, gloves, stylists own

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Saint Laurent dress, $6990; Saint Laurent one-of-a-kind jacket, $11,000, Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-271-5051

STILL WATERS RUN DEEP

Meet Sanela Diana Jenkins, whose fascinating real-life story reads like a Hollywood novel. This Bosnian war refugee-turned-CEO of Neuro Drinks is a vivacious, non-stop philanthropist who heads two important charitable foundations and co-chairs one of the most successful charity events—the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party


Photographer: Steven Gomillion / StevenGomillion.com Hair Stylist: Jorge Serrano / The Only Agency using Oribe Haircare Makeup Artist: Tamah / TheWallGroup.com Stylist: Lia Davis Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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Marc Jacobs jacket, $2500, NET-A-PORTER.com Saint Laurent top, $1950, Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-271-5051

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Stella McCartney teal sable envers satin Allison top, $2065, ike the opening sequence to a James Bond film, Sanela Diana Jenkins’ long driveway off the PCH in stellamccartney.com Malibu leads to large gates that part slowly, welcoming you to her three-acre private lair. Lining the Stella McCartney silk crepe de chine path to her home are an army of automobiles (all hers). A pair of Lamborghinis, a black Rolls-Royce, Abigail skirt, $4055, one of those cool new Bentley SUVs, and for a quick getaway, a souped-up, blacked-out Shelby Musneimanmarcus.com tang. At any moment, you’d expect to see Dr. No propelling down from a Jennifer helicopter, Fisher brass silver abstract line and like a Hollywood movie, the story of Diana’s rise from Bosnian war refugee to all cuff, $655, jenniferof this—and so much more—is so fascinating, it’s hard to imagine that it’s fiall true. sherjewelry.com

A quick scan of Diana’s breathtaking property, and clues to her love of water (ironic, since she was born under the fire sign of Leo) are everywhere. The 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean, the custom-built outdoor koi aquarium housing her collection of rare tropical fish, and then there’s the curious, round-shaped structure built to the side of her home. Inside, a huge circular Dead Sea spa is filled with water imported from— where else—the Dead Sea, over 7,500 miles away. “The water’s salt content is so high it alkalizes your body and is very healing,” Diana says. “In fact, all the cures can be found within the world.” Diana centers herself in the makeup chair in her colorfully appointed guest house. The petite, size-2 blonde beauty, who has two teenage children, gives suggestions to the hair and makeup team and glances at stylist Lia Davis’ fashion picks. Jenkins’ good friend and photographer Steven Gomillion pops in to check on things and shares that it might rain today, so we’ll likely shoot inside. First up is a stunning Saint Laurent gown paired with Diana’s personal collection of diamonds. Between applications of foundation, blush, lipstick, and lashes, Diana shares her story. “I grew up in a small town in the former Yugoslavia and had a very happy childhood—the kind every child dreams of,” she recalls. “Then war suddenly broke out. First, there were gunshots, then bombs, and the next thing we knew we needed to escape our town.” The war was the Bosnian war (1992–1995) and though her parents and brother would remain in Bosnia, they urged her— then just a teenager—to leave. She fled to a refugee camp in the city of Split in Croatia where she spent 18 months before heading to London. There, Diana learned to speak English and sold silver jewelry on the streets to put herself through school, eventually graduating from City University with honors. Tragically, back at home, the war had taken its toll. Killed were more than 100,000 including many of Diana’s friends and cousins. Just days before the end of the war, her brother, Irnis, was also killed by Serbian forces. Even more heartbreaking, Diana’s father, who’d lost his parents in 1944 during World War II, would now also lose his only son. “What I’ve learned through my life is that we all get our fair share of suffering,” says Jenkins. “Different people suffer differently, and nobody escapes it. In my case, the war was just something that happened to my country and me.” People also experience success differently, and Diana’s is off the charts. In 2009, she started Neuro Drinks, a wildly popular line of great-tasting smart drinks that use essential ingredients

for a broad range of health-related results. Diana passionately goes into hyperdrive, spewing in auctioneer-speak about detoxification, amino acids, better focus, building immunity, better sleep, antioxidants, better play, more energy, a trimmer body, better health, finally summing Neuro all up in four words: “Drinks with a purpose.” As Chairman/CEO, Diana is hands-on with Neuro Drinks, putting in 12 hours a day, six days a week in steering her 100-employee company. She oversees every aspect from formulation to packaging, marketing and music to social media. After all, if experiences have taught her anything, it’s that time is precious, and she makes no bones about being decisive. “I don’t waste people’s time. If I like or don’t like something, my face will show it immediately. I’m passionate about everything, and I’m an all-or-nothing person.” On the subject of charity, Jenkins offers a practical determination. “In life, there’s one important measurement worth our reflection. That’s the measure of how much we are willing to ease others’ suffering. For me, whenever I could do something, I would, and will, do something.” One of those ‘somethings’ is the Sanela Diana Jenkins Foundation for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Memory of Irnis Ćatić. The foundation provides funding for the medical school at the University of Sarajevo and helps establish schools and orphanages in Bosnia. It also builds homes for the poor, supplies emergency aid and relief, and cleans the country’s freshwater lakes. In 2009, in conjunction with the UCLA School of Law, Jenkins started the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project—the first endowed program on international justice and human rights at any law school in the western United States. She continues to work with the faculty and students to advance human-rights causes around the world, including bringing war criminals to justice in Bosnia-Herzegovina and addressing human trafficking issues in the Congo. Perhaps her highest-profile philanthropic endeavor is sponsoring and co-chairing the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party—one of the hottest tickets in town on Oscar night. Every year since 2010, Neuro has helped the Foundation raise millions. “I’ve been working with my good friends Elton John and David Furnish since back in London when the event was called the White Tiara party.” As the sun begins to set, Diana steps outside for the last shot of the day wearing a bright red Valentino jumpsuit that hugs her trim figure like a glove, and right on cue, drops of precious water start falling from the sky.

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“In life, there’s one important measurement worth our reflection. That’s the measure of how much we are willing to ease others’ suffering. For me, whenever I could do something, I would, and will, do something.” GUCCI faux fur jacket, $3715, GUCCI, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451 Saint Laurent top, $1950; Saint Laurent heel, $695, Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-271-5051 Ashish pant, $1850, NET-A-PORTER.com

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GUCCI faux fur jacket, $3715, GUCCI, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451 Saint Laurent top, $1950; Saint Laurent heel, $695, Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-271-5051 Ashish pant, $1850, NET-A-PORTER.com

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Erdem satin dress, erdem.com La Perla ‘Charisma’ carioca lace bra, $280, laperla.com

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Balmain sweater, $2339, Maxfield, LA, 310-274-8800 Live the Process scoop tank, $150, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

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Valentino jumpsuit, $2750, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 GUCCI sunglasses, $475, GUCCI, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451

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AMANDA ELIASCH

Photo by Inesa De La Roche

FASHION EDITOR

MY FAVORITES!

GUCCI Lilith leather top handle bag, $3500, available for pre-order, gucci.com

CHANEL Resort 2017

GUCCI

Resort 2017 CHANEL alligator flap bag, CHANEL, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500

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Saint LaurentResort FW16/17, ysl.com CHANEL 2017


Alexander McQueen leather embroidered dress, $6465, Alexander McQueen, LA, 323-782-4983

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EDITOR’S PICKS

Diamonds are everywhere! –Samia Arslane I love these pieces by Mexican-French jeweler Colette, who just opened her first boutique in LA on Melrose Place. Come check it out.

Colette 18K gold black and white diamond ombre blue drift ear cuff, $15,350, Colette Jewelry, Melrose Pl, 323-944-0599, colettejewelry.com

Colette 18k gold emerald eye-stud earrings with diamond teardrop, $4260, Colette Jewelry, Melrose Place, 323-944-0599, colettejewelry.com

This Winter it’s all about the jewels.

Forevermark by Jade Trau rae wrap diamond ring with pavé band set in 18K white gold, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, forevermark.com

Elisabeth Weinstock Belgravia Magic Mushrooms clutch, $830, Elisabeth Weinstock, LA, 323-655-3000, elisabethweinstock.com

I love the Dior Lady Art bag. Dior has commissioned seven contemporary artists to create their own interpretations of the iconic Lady Dior bag and a selection of small accessories. The artists include: Jason Martin, Ian Davenport , Mat Collishaw, Matthew Porter, Daniel Gordon, Chris Martin, and Marc Quinn. To die for! Dior Lady Art bag by Ian Davenport, $5700, limited-edition collaboration. DIOR, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-859-4700

Alexandre Vauthier haute couture FW16/17, alexandrevauthier.com

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Louis Vuitton Eau de Parfum 100ml, $240; 200ml , $350, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457


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CHARITY

GENLUXSHOP SHOP FOR A CAUSE

GENLUX applauds the designers and brands who have adopted a corporate culture of giving. Here, our philanthropy editor CAT WILLIAMS shares a few of them.

STARS FOR HAITI The Michael Stars Artisan Collection of jackets made in collaboration with Paula Coles are hand-beaded by Haitian artisans, providing employment and invaluable skills to their community. $100 of each jacket sold is donated to PRODEV to support their commitment to providing education in underserved communities in Haiti. Available until sold out. Michael Stars artisan jacket, $298, michaelstars.com

A HEART TO GIVE

GOOD FOR THE HEART

Each quarter Cheryl Saban Designs donates 10% of proceeds to a new and worthy charitable organization. In 2016 donations have been made to Stuart House, The Trevor Project, and most recently to P.S. Arts. 3-inch color-infused glass heart, $80, cherylsabandesigns.com

ONEHOPE Wine is a world-class vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley committed to raising awareness and funding for charitable organizations and social causes. This gorgeous glitter bottle partners with Why Hunger and provides 15 meals to a child in need. Indulge. Do Good. Wine Not? Gold Glitter Edition Brut Sparkling Wine, $59, onehope.com

HEALING TEE

FOR THE CHILDREN

Anita Ko created three dazzling limited-edition earrings to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. 100 percent of the profits from the sale of these earrings is donated to the charity as supplies last. Anita Ko X Children’s Hospital Los Angeles earrings in blue, pink or pink and blue sapphire earrings, $975 each, anitako.com

GIVING 1OO%

Can your hair-tie double as a cool stack of bracelets? Bandtz can. 100% of the proceeds from this limited-edition stack goes to the New York Women’s Foundation. Available until the set sells out. NYWF three-band set, $8, bandtz.com

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Through an ongoing alliance with the IBREA Foundation, $1 from every Healing Tee garment sold goes to the nonprofit organization. ibreafoundation.org. Risk longsleeve t-shirt, $48. healingtee.com


Charity Top 10: Best or Beware

Wait! Before you give your hard-earned money to charity, make sure it’s going to benefit the cause you hope to help. One good way to vet a charity you’re about to hand a check is to see how they rate on

Beware

These 10 charities are not living up to their missions. Each spends more than 50% of its budget paying for-profit fundraising professionals to solicit your hard-earned money. They are ranked by the percentage of their total functional expenses spent on professional fundraising fees. As a result, very little of the charity’s spending is directed towards its programs and services. In most cases less than 15%. Program Professional Total Expenses Fundraising Fees Expenses 1. Firefighters Charitable Foundation 7.0% 87.4% 94.4% 5.3% 80.2% 2. The Association for Firefighters & Paramedics 85.5% 3. Wishing Well Foundation USA 7.2% 79.5% 86.7% 4. Children’s Charity Fund, Inc. 6.7% 79.4% 86.1% 5. California Police Youth Charities 13.5% 77.1% 90.6% 6. Childhood Leukemia Foundation 23.6% 62.7% 86.3% 7. Police Athletic League of New Jersey 28.7% 60.9% 89.6% 8. Kids Wish Network 23.2% 57.4% 80.6% 35.7% 55.9% 9. New England Paralyzed Veterans of America 91.6% 10. Find the Children 33.8% 53.3% 87.1%

CHARITY REPORT

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Best

These 10 charities work throughout the country and the world. They are large, complex organizations with budgets exceeding $100 million, and at least $65 million in net assets. They became household names in part because of their exceptional financial management, no easy feat considering the scope and size of their operations. Charitable givers should feel confident that these national institutions put their donations to good use. Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Charity Direct Relief MAP International Samaritan’s Purse The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Americares Catholic Medical Mission Board Billy Graham Evangelistic Association National Council of YMCAs of the USA Caring Voice Coalition Inc. Natural Resources Defense Council

Overall Score 100.00 100.00 98.23 97.87 97.59 97.23 97.17 97.17 96.66 96.35

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BEAUTY CECILIA’S PICKS

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Best of Beauty

Here are a few of my favorite picks for this season! –Cecilia Moreno

TENMINUTE MIRACLE

Starting tonight, rejuvenate the look and feel of your eyes after the stresses of life. Instantly, your eye area will feel cool and refreshed. In just ten minutes, eyes look more rested, fine dry lines are plumped and smoothed as skin is drenched with hydration. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask, One Mask, $11; Four Masks, $40

BOTTLE OF YOUTH BLUE BREAK- POWER UP THRU From SK-II’s award-winning R.N.A.

Inspired by the blue zones of the world where people live longer due to lifestyle, environment and a diet of local foods, this lightweight formula keeps skin looking younger and healthier, nourished and protected. With ingredients like green coffee from Costa Rica, Bosana olives from Sardinia, and Lentisk from Greece, skin will appear visibly smoother, firmer, with a vast improvement in the reduction of wrinkles. CHANEL Blue Serum, $110, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, neimanmarcus.com

POWER series comes another anti-aging breakthrough. With the strength of Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 and Chlolleragen, this unique eye cream gives you firmness around the eyes, and at the same time, enhances skin surface renewal. SK-II The R.N.A. Power Eye Cream Radical New Age, $135

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For a dramatic skin improvement, this powerful firming serum minimizes the appearance of your pores for a more youthful looking fresh morning glow. SK-II R.N.A. Power Essence $195, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, saks.com

A PEPTIDEPACKED POUT!

Suggah+ is an anti-aging lip-plumping treatment with ultra-rich, ultra-emollient conditioning properties that help to deliver instant moisture to smooth and soften the lips. This treatment delivers a power pack punch of moisture that results in a fuller, youthful, pouty appearance to those luscious lips. Suggah+, $38, sircuitskin.com


MURAKAMI FOR SHU UEMURA Inspired by the blooming stars in the Universe to give the eyes dimension, here’s a limitededition eye and cheek palette featuring the artwork of famous artist Takashi Murakami. Murakami for Shu Uemura Cosmic Blossom Eye and Cheek Palette in Cosmikawaii, $65, shuuemura-usa.com

GO UNDER COVER

Natural-looking coverage in an oil-free cream formula that blurs, conceals, and smoothes imperfections with its soft-focus smoothing complex. You’re bound to find the perfect match with 16 shades to choose from. NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, $30, nars.com

DYNAMIC DUO

Now you can fight wrinkles in 14 days and nights from one welldesigned package! Two different textures, two different sensations, for a pleasurable application day after day, night after night. Two weeks is all it takes for fine lines, vertical and deep wrinkles to fade, leaving the skin incredibly smooth, de-lined and relaxed. La Prairie Line Interception Power Duo, $350, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, neimanmarcus.com

BEAUTY CECILIA’S PICKS

GENLUXSHOP

LASH LIFT

No glamour look is complete without luxe lashes, and nothing says luxury like cashmere. Catrice Luxury Lashes Mascara, $7.99, is created with a unique cashmere protein and argan oil formula to give your lashes the perfect volume and curl. *Use with Catrice Lash Boost Extension Fibers, $6.99, for added length! ulta.com

COLD TEMPS SKIN CREAM

Looking for a basic moisturizer to use day or night? The Ultra Facial Cream does just what it says: completely hydrates your skin in one application without feeling greasy. And here’s an interesting fact: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream was able to lend support and protection from the elements to the heroic team of the ‘Greenland First Ascent’ expedition. The six explorers, using this moisturizer, completed the first-ever ascent of Greenland’s ice-covered peaks. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, $27.50, kiehls.com

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BEAUTY EDITOR’S PICKS

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“A bright-red, edgeless, non-disposable, highdefinition cosmetic sponge applicator for flawless makeup application.” Beauty Blender Red Carpet, $20, Sephora, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9581

BEAU DUNN, GENLUX BEAUTY EDITOR Oribe Thickening Spray, $35, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Sold Out by IGK is an innovative primer you can apply to damp or dry hair before styling that creates defined, humidityproof curls. IGK Sold Out Curl Priming Base Coat, $27, IGK Salon, LA, 310-990-0689

Meet Hum A vegetarian dietary supplement made from bioavailable nutrients from black currant and sunflower seeds, containing essential fats that create fuller, shinier hair and glowing skin. Hum Red Carpet Supplement, $25, Sephora, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9581

Red Carpet Glow Get results at home with this secret formulation of lactic and amino acids, creating a uniquely intelligent exfoliation system. “The peel’s effervescent sensation works to deeply ‘steam clean’ the pores, dissolving impurities.” Olga Lorencin Kinara Red Carpet Kit, $145 (on sale for $72.50), Kinara Skin Care Clinic, LA, kinaraspa.com

Beau Dunn explores red carpet beauty as Award Season quickly approaches, so you can glam up like the A-Listers Glam Up Even when not walking down the red carpet, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic glitters helps you feel like a superstar! Add glitter to your favorite hairstyling product, and then run it through your hair or eyebrows to add unique shimmer and pop! Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Glitter, $15, Nordstrom, The Grove, LA, nordstrom.com Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actress LILY COLLINS heads into Award Season with bold matte red lipstick. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur couture satin radiance lipstick, $37, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Smith and Cult The Shining Lip Lacquer in The Charlotte Warning, $22, Tilbury Hot revolve.com Lips lipstick in Carina’s Love, $32, charlottetilbury.com

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Christian Louboutin Sheer Voile lip color in Très Béa (l), Mexicatchy (r), $90, NET-A-PORTER. com

Smashbox ‘Be Legendary’ lipstick, $21, Sephora, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9581

BEAUTY ADDICT Revolve.com is my online shop-

ping vice…and it’s about to get worse with the launch of Revolve Beauty, a one-stop shop with luxury brands like Marc Jacobs, Stila and Oribe. Recently they sponsored a ‘how-to’ seminar featuring a few experts on the subject.


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MAGAZINE

Makeup artist FIONA STILES reveals how she got Lily Collins’ beauty look for the 74th Annual Golden Globes

“What a dress! It was so beautiful and inspiring… We wanted to do a look that was beautiful but also bold and modern. It’s such a modern look, and Lily pulled it off incredibly,” says makeup artist Fiona Stiles.

Photo: Courtesy Lancome / Getty Images

BEAUTY HER SECRET SERVICE

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EYES/BROWS:

• Lily’s brows are so incredible, so I mostly leave them alone. I just filled in the arches ever so slightly using the Fiona Stiles Beauty Micro-Precision Brow Pencil in Neutral Brown.

• On the eyes, I wanted to create shape but still maintain a light and airy look, so I actually used a Lancôme lip pencil, Le Lipstick in Natural Mauve, with the Lancôme Blush Subtil in Aplum dusted over it to create a wash of color on the eyes. • Under the brows, I used Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Pink Pearls to blend the colors.

FACE:

• After prepping the skin with Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum, I lightly

evened out Lily’s skin with Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Long 24H Wear Foundation in

110 Ivoire C and brightened with the Lancôme Effacernes Concealer in Ivoire. • Keeping the look light and fresh was paramount, so I used Lancôme Blush Subtil in Aplum, a soft, dusty pink, on the cheeks for that timeless, romantic feel.

LIPS:

• Last but not least, I wanted the lips to be powdery matte, just an intense stamp of red, so I used the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Souvenir and dusted a touch of loose powder to take away any shine.

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• Lily has stunning lashes, so a coat or two of mascara does the trick. Using the jet-black Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara gave the perfect flirty lash. I skipped the bottom lashes to keep the look fresh.


Tech Style

Ready to geek out on some cool new tech items? Check out these three beauties.

GIFT BAG

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Sammy Carlson wearing Oakley Line Miner goggles

SOUND WITH STYLE

Designed by Danish designer Cecilie Manz, the Bang & Olefsen Beoplay A1 delivers solid sound performance in an aesthetic masterpiece. Measuring a skosh over five inches in diameter, this unit offers 360 sound for exceptional sound dispersion wherever you put it. B&O Beoplay A1, $249, beoplay.com

EAR ME NOW

These new, beautifully designed wireless earphones from Apple are as easy on the eyes as they are on your ears. Comfortable and crystal clear sound. Five hours listening on a single charge. Speak into them and your voice sounds clear. AirPods, $159, apple.com

O BABY!

That familiar ‘O’ logo of Oakley goggles that dominate the slopes from Aspen to Zermatt, Switzerland, can be found on the new Oakley Line Miner goggles. These goggles are designed to offer outstanding visibility and to put less pressure on your nose. They work well over prescription glasses and the interchangeable lens feature allows you to upgrade to the Line Miner Prizm Inferno lens—a revolutionary heated lens that works like a defroster. Oakley Line Miner Goggle with Prizm Inferno lens, $250, oakley.com

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Pair this scarf with a skirt or just a simple white tank. GUCCI printed silk-twill scarf, $315

Digging this GUCCI skirt! Love the green with red. Graphic and modern with a hint of retro.

FASHION DESIGNER NOTES — DAVID MEISTER

GENLUX sends me shopping at NET-A-PORTER.com to seek out some i Resort that’ll make you feel great and Emilio Puccfashion bring a smile to your face! Happy, fun, bold GUCCI appliquéd striped colors to brighten up the dreary black and grey wool and cashmereweather of winter. I’m thinking pink, punched blend sweater, $1650 up with modern graphics to wear GUCCI does it again— South of the Border. a fresh combo of stripes with floral appliqués.

No getaway is complete without the perfect swimsuit. The detail and colors on this suit are fab!

GUCCI pleated skirt, $1900

KIINI RO crochet-trimmed triangle bikini top, $165; bikini briefs, $120. Rosantica Eden goldtone quartz ring, $295

Prada’s Lady! Color blocking done in a feminine, fresh way. Mauve, candy pink and white. What a combo! Prada color-block ruffled silk-faille mini dress, $2335

This nude suede sandal has just the right touch of pink in the color—so femme and flattering.

Balenciaga striped denim wrap skirt, $825

Balenciaga’s striped and slit maxi skirt long, lean and lanky!

The 80s are back. This shape, the delicious color, and the jeweled buttons - what a great skirt. Miu Miu embellished

cady mini skirt, $1445

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Gianvito Rossi ruffled suede sandal, $945

The colors of this ring make it look so new and modern— perfect for a quick finger pick-me-up.


Talk about a pink-me-up. Doesn’t everyone need a pink dress with swans? Resort clothes should be fun! GUCCI printed silk twill dress, $2300

Valentino draped silk crepe de chine mini, $2950

The design The sheath duo at Monse dress is are on it! back. Love This soft silk this tropidraped top is cal printed so modern. Valentino mini for day-todinner. As you can Monse asymmetrisee, I am cal polka-dot silkhaving a twill top, $750 moment with Simple shapes in strong, parrots. bold colors—look fresh for the season.

Prada feather-trimmed smooth and texturedleather keychain, $345

Zimmermann Winsome lacetrimmed tiered embroidered silk maxi dress, $1950

Victoria Beckham draped silk-blend satin dress, $2450

Flat shoes and sandals, big trend! This metallic sandal goes from the beach to dinner, to all-night dancing. Gianvito Rossi metallic leather sandal, $895

Tiered skirts look fresh and new. Love this ivory lace. What makes it new? The cross-lattice works with peeks of skin. Tropical paradise found on this Marc Jacobs necklace.

Marc Jacobs tropical silver-tone, Swarovski crystal and enamel necklace, $225

David Meister printed gown, $895, davidmeister.com

David Meister metallic/ feathered cocktail dress, $595, davidmeister.com

My must-have award season and all-the-parties-areupon-us jacket. Always looking for a fresh take on the tuxedo, Burberry’s silver silk jacket fits the bill!

Burberry grey slim-fit slub silk tuxedo jacket, $1995

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SERIOUSLY, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... BY LAURA DUNN

OH, HARRY

Yes! Yes! Yes! While shopping at Barneys New York yesterday, I happened to stumble upon the very last pair of Here Now white sneakers with metallic accents and real fur pompoms. Cute is an understatement! The Pom Pom is so hot for Resort season, every woman on this planet has to have at least one clothing item adorned with a puff or pom-pom!! Here Now sneaker, $240, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

The Harry Winston Premier Chronograph watch could be the perfect watch to wear for Resort 2017! This gorgeous timepiece encased in rubber looks like a dream next to my little black bikini! Introduced in 2001, this stylish watch houses a state-of-the-art Frédéric Piguet meca-quartz chronograph movement beneath a shower of perfect Harry Winston diamonds! The case in white gold has 42 diamonds, the bracelet has 128, and 86 of the gems outline the counters on the dial. The black rubber contrasts the diamonds beautifully, and on my wrist, well...it’s pure magic! harrywinston.com

TAKE TWO

Imagine bringing in 2017 soaking in mineral-enriched artesian Desert Hot Springs water that’s been bubbling for over 600 years! Many of you reading may be saying, ‘Oh I’ve been to Two Bunch Palms and it’s okay with me if you want old rooms and marginal food.’ Well scratch those thoughts and let me tell you, it’s not your Mama’s old Two Bunch. Recently renovated, all guest rooms and the spa, with 22 treatment rooms, are world-class. Now with a stunning yoga dome and classes that will educate and enlighten, it’s time to give yourself the gift of health in 2017 and head to Two Bunch Palms. I know I am. twobunchpalms.com

Monica Vinader’s full diamond Friendship Bracelet looks exactly like the friendship bracelets of our childhood...with the little exception that Monica’s are pavé diamond loaded... even the tassels! $3425, saksfifthavenue.com

RESORT READY

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The Dolce & Gabbana 2016/17 Fall/Winter Collection is so happy, bright and sexy it just screams “Take me away!” An ideal transition into Resort 2017, any of these glorious pieces would be a perfect choice for travel 2017! saksfifthavenue.com


Fade In Skid Row Denim Academy uses limited-run raw selvedge so each run is unique

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And here’s to You Mr. Robinson, for putting good ideas to work for social good

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What a Difference a Denim Makes By Courtney Fortune

Brad Robinson is, unequivocally, an ideas guy. He’s a dreamer. When you talk with him, it’s hard not to get totally sucked into his revelations. That’s why his role at the center of the Downtown Los Angeles culture boom is a perfect fit. As a leader at the Skid Row Housing Trust, whose ‘housing first’ ethos helps provide quality apartments and reintegration resources to the homeless, Brad can put his big ideas to work. Their latest project, the launch of Skid Row Denim Academy, combines his love of social justice with the utility and beauty of selvedge denim. Expertly crafted denim jackets and jeans that aim to start a conversation and create awareness to end the homelessness cycle. With sales directly supporting the Housing Trust, it’s fashion with a heartbeat and vision, and pieces you’ll wear with pride. Here, Robinson answers our Genlux Two-Word Questionnaire. Describe yourself: I am a father and activist. I believe in community and never underestimating the power of showing up. Your role? My role [at Skid Row Housing Trust] is to drive the perception or conversation toward the solutions to homelessness, so everyone can help make a meaningful and lasting difference. Your passions? My two sons, and building a better future where all kids— regardless of income, ability, or background—understand the importance of being of service to others. Style mantra? My style is driven by utility, so I usually look like a photojournalist on the front lines. I roll up my sleeves (literally) and get to work, investing in a few high-quality items that will last a long time. That is why I’m all about raw denim. ‘Aha’ moment? All the garments were designed and manufactured in Downtown Los Angeles and sourced from local vendors. Skid Row Hous-

ing Trust is all about bringing the Downtown community together for solutions to homelessness. When the idea came to us, it felt like the obvious next step. Why denim? Denim is a durable and resilient fabric. We use limited-run raw selvedge, so each run of Skid Row Denim Academy jeans and jackets is unique. Each fade tells a story. Best advice? Mistakes are not a bad thing. If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not changing yourself. Outreach inspiration? Everyone needs and deserves a home. Before you can heal, seek treatment, get a job, or work toward any type of future, you first need a safe and stable place to live. Downtown Los Angeles evolution? DTLA is diverse and constantly evolving, so I’d like to see it harness change to improve the community for all its residents.

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GENLUXSHOP Your Table is Ready

Genlux goes in search of LA’s best new and classic restaurants. Here are some of our favorites! CATCH The new LA outpost of acclaimed NY restaurant CATCH recently opened in WeHo, offering breathtaking views and open-air dining via a retractable rooftop. As its moniker might suggest, you’ll find great seafood sprinkled with Asian influences. Try their classics like the Catch Roll, Truffle Sashimi, Wagyu on a Rock and Cantonese Lobster with inspired renditions of vegan and gluten-free additions. CATCH LA, West Hollywood, 323-347-6060, catchrestaurants.com/catchla

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CAVATINA Cavatina is a quiet, romantic restaurant located in the Sunset Marquis hotel. The restaurant’s flowing indoor and outdoor space overlooks a koi pond with a lush, tropical landscape. New executive chef Chris Turano is working alongside James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Schlow and new pastry chef Alyssa Lovato to bring you delicious dishes and out-of-the-box desserts. Cavatina, West Hollywood, 310-358-3759, cavatinala.com

BARTON G This fall, Barton G introduced a few new imaginative dishes such as the Octopus Terrarium, Liquid Nitrogen Truffle Popcorn, and Champagne Oyster & Caviar. Stimulation of all your senses is guaranteed. Fave dishes are the Garden Flatbread, Voodoo Shrimps, and the Volcano Lamb Shank. For dessert, the Marie Antoinette’s Head and Chocolate Treasure are feasts for the eyes as well as the tummy. Barton G, Los Angeles, 310-388-1888, bartong.com

DELILAH The partners at h.wood Group have done it again. Delilah is a step back into Hollywood’s Golden Era when people dressed up to go out for dinner or simply go out for a cocktail. The elegant décor is inspired by the 20s, with fancy chandeliers and plush furniture. Everything is delicious. Try the filet mignon, truffle mac ‘n’ cheese, the fresh oysters, or the veggie burger. Make sure to leave room for the to-die-for desserts including Kendall’s Slutty Brownie and Carrot Soufflé. Specialty cocktails are crafted by the renowned master mixologist Matt Seigel. Delilah, West Hollywood, 323-745-0600, delilahla.com

TOSCANA Since 1989 Toscana has continually set the benchmark as an influential eatery where Hollywood celebs go to enjoy true Northern Italian fare. Toscana houses over four hundred selections of wine including rare California cult wines and exceptional wines from the Piedmont and Tuscan Regions of Italy. Popular menu items include the Burrata, Tartufo Nero e Burrata pizza, and the Milanese—a pounded veal chop in bread crumbs. Try one of the dishes with the finest white truffles imported from Italy. A pleasant dining experience that won’t leave you disappointed! Toscana, Los Angeles, 310-820-2448, toscanabrentwood.com

SERAFINA Favorite New York hotspot Serafina has opened its doors in Tinseltown. Owners Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato always dreamed of having one in LA. Wishes granted. Located on the Sunset Strip with beautiful outdoor space, cozy booths, and a communal table, this is the place to be seen. Though famous for their delicious thin-crust pizza, anything on the menu will tantalize your taste buds. Try the Bresaola or Burrata with Prosciutto di Parma or a variety of pastas. Leave room for the Tiramisu and Panna Cotta. Spotted quite often are co-partners Mel B (Spice Girls), and her husband, Stephen Belafonte. Serafina, West Hollywood, 310-659-9130, serafinasunset.com

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NERANO Owners of Toscana and S.Y. Kitchen just opened Nerano in Beverly Hills. The restaurant is a personal ode to the owners’ favorite spot on the Amalfi Coast. The chic vibe and atmosphere in the stunning contemporary space match the delicious fare and welcoming service. Begin your experience in the sleek and lush BG Lounge. Try a refreshing Gordon’s Garden or Una Figata cocktail designed by award-winning mixologist William Perbellini. Favorite must-try dishes by executive chef Michel Lisi include Spaghetti alla Nerano, Crudo di Ricciola with Pacific Yellowtail, and Mediterranean Branzino Filet. For meat lovers, there’s the Bistecca al Pepe Nero. End the meal on a sweet note with the Bignolata with chantilly cream dessert. Nerano, Beverly Hills, 310-405-0155, neranobh.com MARI Head over to Mari at the Intercontinental Hotel Century City. Inspired by the hotel owner’s Japanese heritage and global travels, Mari shares the cuisine of the world. The décor is simple and minimalist with a touch of earth tones. Check out the Garden Sanctuary—so charming. Chef Jonathan Wood and his team have created a delicious menu of globally inspired dishes. In the morning, try the traditional Japanese breakfast. For dinner, don’t miss the Tandoori Cauliflower, Organic Chicken. Mari at the Intercontinental Hotel, Los Angeles, 310-284-6536, marilosangeles.com

Cabana Café CABANA CAFÉ Nestled in The Beverly Hills Hotel, Cabana Café is the spot to enjoy poolside brunch or lunch with a chic vibe! The fluffy buttermilk blueberry pancakes are a sure crowd pleaser, or if you’re going healthy, try the popular McCarthy salad, along with a fresh-made juice of your choice. Other casual must-try items are the wood-fired pizzas, burgers, smoothies and homemade ice cream. Check out the bar area for one of their signature cocktails. The bloody cocktail Mama Shelter features a gold-covered olive—yes, actual gold. You must try it for yourself! Cabana Café at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, 310-887-2190

SUR RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE The focus of Bravo’s reality show, Vanderpump Rules, SUR Restaurant has long been one of our favorite spots. Owners Guillermo and Nathalie Zapata, along with Ken Todd and Lisa Vanderpump, have created a deliciously sexy place to have dinner, drinks and people-watch. It may be hard to say, but order the Fried Goat Cheese Balls appetizer. For your entrée the Charbroiled Rib-Eye Steak, and the decadent Blackberry Cobbler. You’ll find the staff is as gorgeous as they are attentive. SUR Restaurant and Lounge, 310-289-2824, surrestaurant.com

MAMA SHELTER Game changers Mama Shelter Hollywood and Mama’s 360-degreeview Rooftop opened this year in ‘New Hollywood.’ The Rooftop restaurant, flanked by a yoga center and film screening area, features a Mediterranean menu. There are delectable dishes like the Cauliflower Hummus and Muhammara (a roasted red pepper dip with walnuts), Falafel and Shawarma platters include an assortment of chicken, beef, salmon and lamb kebabs. Yummy!!! Mama Shelter, Los Angeles, 323-785-6666, mamashelter.com

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WOLFGANG PUCK AT HOTEL BEL-AIR The elegant restaurant at the Hotel Bel-Air is a favorite among local celebs. The spacious terrace and cozy booth seating make for an exceptional dining experience. Fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers markets make it to your table, like the melt-in-your-mouth House Made Tagliatelle featuring Italian black truffles. For your main dish, try the succulent Colorado Lamb chops delicately prepared to juicy perfection. Pair with a delicious Pinot and you’re guaranteed happiness! Do yourself a favor and try the Chocolate Hazelnut for dessert. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, 310-909-1644, wolfgangpuck.com

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

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Table for Two Guillermo and Nathalie Zapata photographed by MachadoMorassut-Ciccala

It’s a Sur Thing With little more than his pocketful of dreams, at 22, Guillermo Zapata landed in Los Angeles from Buenos Aires. He came to Hollywood to become an actor. Back home in Argentina, he’d studied at the National Conservatory of Drama Art and worked in television series and films, but the LA acting market wasn’t so easy to crack. To make ends meet, Zapata found a job washing dishes at Cynthia’s restaurant, where he quickly rose through the ranks to manager. Then, in 1998, he found a small space on the corner of Robertson and Melrose to build his own restaurant. He called it SUR, and it had only a few tables. My, how things have changed. SUR has grown to two buildings and an al fresco garden dining area and lounge, and has become one of LA’s most popular restaurants. Here, Zapata answers our Genlux Two-Word Questionnaire. Describe yourself: Positive. Determinate. Passionate. Ambitious. Stubborn.

Workout regimen? Boxing, Taekwondo, running, and tennis.

Three blessings? My wife and my two daughters.

Favorite getaway? Formentera, Spain

Your passion? Life

Favorite quote? “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Success secret? Never give up! I am living the American Dream—every day.

Your hero? Pope Francis

Guilty pleasure? Dulce de leche

Biggest regret? No regrets

Lucky day? The day my wife Nathalie came into the restaurant. She was visiting from Paris, and I convinced her to stay in LA. We got married and now have two girls. Her business background and European flair helped the restaurant to grow. In 2005 we partnered with established restaurateurs from London, Ken and Lisa Todd. They helped expand SUR to another level, adding a magnificent lounge and garden that only Lisa Vanderpump could have designed. SUR became the sexiest restaurant in West Hollywood.

DNA change? All your qualities and flaws make you who you are; let’s not change it.

Your passion? Besides running SUR, I’m able to go back to my first passion, working as a model and actor. I am currently working on producing and acting on several projects.

Favorite charities? We are grateful to be able to give back. We support Project Angel Food, who helps to feed the sick who are battling critical illnesses, The Aids Foundation, and Stop Yulin Forever, to name a few.

Happiest moments? The birth of my girls.

2022 plan? I hope to be watching my film on a big screen!

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Your hobbies? Discovering new eclectic music from around the world to fill the air of SUR Restaurant and Lounge. Embarrassing moments? Not being a great English speaker caused me a lot of embarrassment. I remember being laughed at while announcing the daily specials when working at my first restaurant, Cynthia’s.


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Touch of Glass

Thompson Hotel opens its doors in the Pacific Northwest with architect Oleg Kundig's 12-story jewelbox

MUST STAY:

Thompson Seattle is the Thompson Hotel brand’s first expansion into the Pacific Northwest. Designed by award-winning architect Olson Kundig, the 12-story luxury boutique jewel features an iconic glass lantern structure with two adjoining solid façades that integrate seamlessly with the surrounding urban landscape. Located just a few steps from historic Pike Place Market, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain Range. The hotel's 158 mid-century modern guest rooms include eight corner studios and two suites, and more than 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. thompsonhotels.com/seattle

MUST TRY:

Getting hungry? Try Scout, a partnership between locally loved, nationally known Huxley Wallace Collective Executive Chef Josh Henderson and Thompson Executive Chef Derek Simcik. The Thompson Seattle's signature restaurant offers cuisine created with local Pacific ingredients. Try the 10-seat Chef’s Table, offering 10-14 courses. For innovative cocktails, head up to The Nest, the rooftop bar and lounge featuring fire pits and sweeping views of the ocean and mountains.

MUST SHUCK:

Join Executive Chef Josh Henderson at Thompson Seattle’s restaurant Scout for an interactive oyster-shucking happy hour the first Monday of every month, serving the freshest Pacific Northwestern oysters paired with local wine and beer.

MUST GAZE:

February marks Seattle’s Museum Month, where guests will receive half off on admission to over 40 area museums like the Seattle Art Museum (just steps from the Thompson Seattle), Henry Art Gallery, and Chihuly Garden and Glass—Dale Chihuly's magnificent Glasshouse installation filled with his largest suspended sculpture. seattlemuseummonth.com

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Old Hollywood Made New

Once a private refuge for Hollywood’s elite including Greta Garbo and Charlie Chaplin, Samia Arslane finds the La Quinta Resort and Club has been restored to its original glory

MUST STAY:

La Quinta Resort and Club, a WaldorfAstoria Resort had a lot to celebrate recently. The iconic Palm Springs resort turned 90 and received a nice gift, a $22 million renovation. The resort also honored Vintners Hall of Fame Inductee Miljenko “Mike” Grgich with an exclusive ‘Judgment of Paris’ 40-Year Anniversary Dinner. Ideal for families who want to stay together, but also want to have their independence, the property offers a variety of accommodations including 620 guest rooms, 98 casitas and 41 swimming pools. Swim in the privacy of your Casita's own private pool and terrace. If you prefer mingling with others, then the main pool with a bar and restaurant is for you.

MUST SPA:

The Spa La Quinta is a beautiful 23,000square-foot sanctuary with 38 elegant treatment rooms. Try any of the desertinspired treatments such as the Desert Elixir, Sacred Stone Therapy, or Hydrafacial. Or kick-start your day with the invigorating Start Sports massage.

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La Quinta Resort and PGA West is home to five public courses designed by legends Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. For golf fanatics, the resort offers unlimited golf packages.

MUST DINE:

MUST POSE:

As part of the 90th-anniversary celebration, the hotel offers a 1926 retro-themed photo session with renowned fashion photographer Samuel Lippke and and 1920s clothing from legendary costume supplier Western Costume. Strike a pose against their picturesque backdrops including the iconic waterfall, the bougainvillea-adorned casitas or Greta Garbo’s favorite vacation villa.

Choose from the resort's wide variety of restaurants. At Morgan’s in the Desert, the resort’s signature restaurant, triple James Beard– recipient Jimmy Schmidt serves up a new seasonal menu nearly every three weeks. Lisa Tussing, sommelier for Morgan’s in the Desert, is adept at selecting the finest wine pairings. Try the Carneros Selection Chardonnay 2005. And for red, the Yountville Selection Cabernet 1999, 2005, 2007.

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Charming by the Sea

The delightful Carmel area of California's Monterey Peninsula is filled with small boutique to pure luxury hotels. Here are a few suggestions.

Chess, Anyone? The pool and garden chess area of La Playa Carmel offers a quiet respite from the outside world

MUST STAY:

Good morning La Playa Carmel's Champagne breakfast is a great way to start your day.

Classic Hotels & Resorts offers two wonderful places to rest your head in Carmelby-the-Sea. The La Playa Carmel is a delightful 75-room hotel just steps from the sand. Try the delicious Champagne (hey, why not, you’re on vacay) breakfast buffet in the morning. Yummy! The bar is also open for drinks and light bites in the evening. laplayahotel.com

This year, Classic Hotels & Resorts Group opened the doors to the cozy and romantic Hotel Carmel. Located in the heart of the lovely seaside village, it offers 27 guest rooms and suites, many with in-room fireplaces. Every morning, a communal marble-top table offers guests light breakfast. In the evening, the “library” is set up for a nightly wine tasting area. thehotelcarmel.com

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Suite Life Hotel Carmel is conveniently located in the heart of this quaint town.

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Brophy's Tavern For a quick bite of comforting pub fare, hand-crafted cocktails, cold draft beer, and watching sports—this is the place!


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For a purely luxury experience, stay in a Treetop Suite at the Carmel Valley Ranch. Located minutes away from Carmel-bythe-Sea, this sprawling 500-acre resort has enough great activities to please everyone in the family. carmelvalleyranch.com

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I’ve always been scared of bees until I tried Carmel Valley Ranch's Bee Experience. Don a beekeeping suit, and get up close and personal with them. See how incredibly intelligent and organized they are—and essentials for our ecosystem. carmelvalleyranch.com/play-for-all-ages/bee-experience

MUST SPA:

The Spa Aiyana at Carmel Valley Ranch is a must. Book a massage with Jaime—one of the best massages I've ever had. Or try the spa’s new Hypno Health and Wellness treatment with Dr. Bee Epstein-Shepherd. carmelvalleyranch.com/spa/carmel-spa

MUST DINE:

If you fancy a multi-course dinner, have one here. Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel, Relais & Châteaux. The 8-course dinner is a foodie's delight. Since you Uber'd over, pair the delicious menu with their endless selection of wines. Samia thanks Executive Chef Justin Cogley for the delightful dinner. auberginecarmel.com

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It’s not hard to spot a Vauthier woman. She’s strong, sexy and exudes empowerment, donned in black silk velvet, camouflage hues, sequin leggings and deconstruction done in the best way. The pieces in his latest runway and ready-to-wear collections are worn like armor with dramatic shapes and plumes and trimmed with gold hardware. Sort of how I imagine haute couture in the apocalypse. Alexandre Vauthier was born in France, where he found a unique talent for sketching and structuring clothing. He graduated from École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode and got his start in fashion working at Thierry Mugler. Soon he received the opportunity to join Jean Paul Gaultier, taking the lead as studio director. And over the next eight years, he honed his skills and vision with the iconic brand before stepping out on his own with the launch of the first Alexandre Vauthier collection in 2009. Popstar Rihanna is credited with propelling the designer into the celebrity spotlight, commissioning red-carpet looks, tour costumes, and exclusive album cover features. In 2010, after four independent runway shows, Vauthier was invited to 2011-2012 Haute Couture Week. And from there his brand grew swiftly into its elegant, cutting-edge potential. Today he caters to an audience of esteemed couture clients and celebrities from all over the world, as he expands his artistic reach to include forward-thinking fashion, chic RTW, costumes, perfume, music and interior design. In this issue, we catch up with the prolific designer to see what’s on his hot list for LA. –Courtney Fortune

On and Off the Plane Red-eye or morning flight?

Red-eye. It's more intimate.

What are your packing essentials for LA? I love to buy all the

essentials locally when I arrive into town. What’s in your carry-on?

Only my computer and my phone. How do you look refreshed after a long flight?

I work out, shower, and take a quick nap.

Where do you stay in LA?

Recently I've been staying at my friend's new house in the West Hollywood hills. Itʼs paradise! Have drinks? SOHO House or Chateau Marmont. Also, I can drink for days the Bio Fruit Mixes at Urth Caffé.

How do you make your hotel room feel more like home?

I light my favorite Mamounia candle and unpack all of my clothes. And I always have a movie on the screen or music playing. Polanski and Lynch What do you wish LA had that Paris has?

Proximity and Haussmann Heritage. What do you wish Paris had that LA has? Sea, space

and sun! ;-)

Alexandre‛s LA Favorites Shops: Just One Eye has the best fashion

in town! Elyse Walker is great. Hudson Avenue has exceptional vintage. For antiques, I go to Silver Lake, and for clothes, Fairfax…especially FourTwoFour.

For perfume I go to my friend Eric Buterbaugh Florals on Beverly Blvd. Neighborhoods: Mulholland Drive and Outpost area, where my friend’s house is near Runyon Canyon…you can see

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