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2016, ISSUE 2 SUMMER

BESPOKE

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO CUSTOM SUITS

THE OCEAN HOUSE

AN INSIDER’S LOOK INTO ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER RESORTS

THE ARROW 460-GR ANTURISMO SAIL THE SEAS IN A MERCEDES-BENZ

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NACHO FIGUER AS FROM INTERNATIONAL POLO PLAYER TO INTERNATIONAL HEARTTHROB

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FEATURES THE HEAD NACHO | 42 From international polo player to international heartthrob, Nacho Figueras is no stranger to the limelight. With ventures including polo, modeling, authoring novels and being a regular visitor to the Hamptons, Figueras tells how he balances it all in this HudsonMOD exclusive.

BESPOKE 201 | 48 Custom-made suits and accessories are the signature pieces for any dapper gentleman. Dive into our informative article to learn all about the art of bespoke fashion. We cover every item from jackets to shoes, and you’ll be a bespoke expert after reading our sage feature.

TOM MAOLI: DRIVEN BY PASSION | 54 As the owner of multiple luxury car dealerships and a collector of rare autos, Tom Maoli is driven by passion...passion for cars, that is. HudsonMOD’s Dom Miliano sat down with Maoli to gain an insider’s perspective of the entrepreneur’s rare auto collection.

THE COLLECTOR’S REPORT | 62 Christie’s and Sotheby’s are the ultimate sellers of collectibles. Together, they earned a billion dollars selling rare items in one week. Head on over to HudsonMOD’s Collector’s Report to see some of the top items that were sold at auction.

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THE LIFE PUBLISHER’S LETTER | 8 CONTRIBUTORS | 12 STATEMENTS | 14 TASTE | 18 COVET | 20 EXPERIENCE | 24 WINGS | 32 WATER | 36 VIRTUOSO | 38 EVENTS | 70 MOD SELECTS | 78 THE SCENE | 82 THE QUOTE | 86 ENCORE | 88

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CELEBRATING THE DISCERNING EYE This issue has always been one of my favorites. Spotlighting collectible items ranging from vintage exotic cars and rare pieces of art that grace the walls of Christie’s to a 30-year-old unopened bottle of single malt, it speaks to the discerning eye and a true appreciation for luxury. These are the qualities that inspired a man like Charles Royce to see past the shambles of a property neglected for decades and invest $11.5 million in renovations, creating what’s now one of the world’s premier properties: the Ocean House in Rhode Island.

We dedicate this issue to the memory of Leo Vagias, a special young man who left this world suddenly at the age of 19. Our thoughts and prayers are with our extended family and friends at the Waterside.

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COURTESY OF CHARLES ANTHONY STUDIO

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SIGNATURE COCKTAILS & ROSÉ Since premiering HudsonMOD in 2012, the first luxury lifestyle magazine to serve New Jersey, our anniversary bash has been a huge hit. This year’s event was more spectacular than ever. A private airport hangar was converted into a luxury showcase furnished by Roche Bobois and featured some of the top fashion and fine jewelry designers in the world presented by Neiman Marcus/Short Hills. Guests enjoyed plenty of eye candy from a jet parked at the entrance of the hangar to the Gorski’s sable fur draped beside a convertible Maserati (one of only 100 produced) from Celebrity Motor Car Company’s Maserati of Morris County. For more coverage of this spectacular event, see pages 72-73.


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CONTRIBUTORS SUSAN KOSTRZEWA Susan Kostrzewa is currently executive editor of Wine Enthusiast magazine. She is also the author of numerous food, wine and travel books such as Opus Vino, a comprehensive volume of worldwide wines and wine regions, Greatest Escapes, a series of books on literary travel, and Pairings, a guide on matching the eclectic wines and foods of the world. Before relocating from Sonoma to Manhattan in 2005, Kostrzewa was senior editor of Wine Country Living, as well as a contributing writer and/or editor for Savor Wine Country, Marin Magazine, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and several travel magazines.

BIJAN ZAMANIAN Bijan Zamanian has been in the fashion industry for more than eight years. He has operated and designed his own clothing line, along with running his own retail store in New Jersey. Zamanian transitioned into bespoke clothing while running a showroom on 38th & 5th in New York City before he left to focus on Sebastian Cruz Couture, a luxury men’s accessories line. Most recently, he launched a fashion app called Dappry, giving brands their own brand ambassador sales platform, which is based out of Miami, FL.

STEPHANIE KRIKORIAN Stephanie Krikorian is a New York Times bestselling celebrity ghostwriter and journalist who’s collaborated on more than 20 books for authors on a wide range of topics. Her own work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, O, the Oprah Magazine and Hamptons. She worked in TV news for many years, mostly for CNBC and BusinessWeek TV. In 2013, she created, sold and produced a reality show for an NBC cable entity in New York, which was nominated for an Emmy.

SIMON MURRAY Editor-turned-frequent-contributor to HudsonMOD, Simon Murray is a food, travel, sports and automotive journalist splitting his time between Chicago and New York City. When he’s not traveling to far-off destinations or covering the next local scoop, he is a producer and co-host of the Not So Little Italy podcast.

DOM MILIANO Dom Miliano’s love for taking pictures and writing blossomed when he became the local PCA Region’s photographer and regular humor/lifestyle columnist. His work has appeared in various publications including the Robb Report, the New York Times, Cavallino and Prancing Horse, and he has contributed photography to several automotive books. As a feature writer, he gets to drive and report on classic and vintage automobiles. Yes, it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it!

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he first step toward a great weekend voyage is knowing what to bring. We’ve put together a colorful assortment of easy-to-pack accessories that’ll ensure you look polished and prepped for any

coastal adventures that come your way.

Tumi, Designer Select Travel Satchel Pack up and get going with this utilitarian duffle. Made of perforated leather, this lightweight bag has a roomy interior, detachable shoulder strap and pockets for organizing your smaller items. While this elegant weekend bag can be used year round, the navy leather reminds us of our affinity for the ocean blue (and getting as close to it as we can).

Available at Tumi Retailers and Tumi.com, $745.

Maroubra Bay Oversized Beach Towel Show off your wanderlust with this coastal beach towel featuring an overhead photo of Australia’s Maroubra Bay. From A watch should reflect the spirit of the the collection of esteemed photographer man who wears it. The sporty design of Gray Malin, this is a guaranteed conversathis high-performance timepiece is both tion starter poolside or pier side. fashionable and functional. With two sets Available at GrayMalin.com, $99. of interchangeable watch bands, one leather (shown) and one fabric, this is perfect for the man who likes to race in the regatta or just cheer on from the sides. Dior Homme, AL 13.6 Aviator Sunglasses Available at Saks Retailers and If James Bond were beach bound, these Saks.com, $1,195. are the shades he would wear. The lightweight steel-colored frames will protect your eyes and add an air of mystery to any ensemble.

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Hamilton, Pan-Europ Day-Date Interchangeable Strap Watch

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hether your warm weather adventures include yachting in Saint Tropez or simply summering in the Hamptons, one thing is for certain: your attire should be as carefree as your spirit. We’ve

curated these coastal chic items that’ll take you from the beach to the bar with minimal effort and maximum style. Belusso, Carine in “White Shagreen” Bathing Suit This shimmering one-piece captures the essence of the ocean with gorgeous stingray fabric and attention-grabbing mesh cut-out panels. Add the skirt shown here and you can go directly from the pool to the party.

LA Relaxed, Tanya V-neck Mesh Tee

Theory, Halvinnie Soft Linen Maxi Skirt

Nothing is basic about this perfect tee. The organic cotton mesh detail hem and curved V detail on the back step up this summer staple. Wear with a pair of denim shorts by day or dress it up with a maxi skirt (shown here) at night.

We love the summertime because it gives us an excuse to wear an all-white ensemble. The flowing bias cut silhouette of this white linen skirt will flatter any figure. Pair with the Tanya Mesh Tee and the Starla Sandals (shown on this page) for a stunning evening getup.

Available at LARelaxed.com, $64.

Available at NeimanMarcus.com, $325.

Loeffler Randall, Starla Ankle Wrap Sandal These versatile leather flats deserve to be part of your summer wardrobe. The rubber bottoms ensure that they will not slip on a pier or boat deck, and the addition of mini star embellishments dress these enough for evening attire.

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COURTESY OF TH EORY, LOEFF LER RANDALL, LA RELAXED, BE LU SSO

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s the executive editor of Wine Enthusiast magazine, Susan Kostrzewa knows a thing or two about fine wines. HudsonMOD

spoke with Kostrzewa to gain an insider’s perspective on the top 10 bottles every wine collector must have.

The Collectors 10

BOTTLES EVERY COLLECTOR MUST HAVE 18

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VILAFONTÉ 2012 SERIES C RED (PAARL) Region: South Africa Blend: 52 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 percent Malbec, 19 percent Merlot and 7 percent Cabernet FrancSpices, blueberry, black raspberry and lilac Notes: Chocolate creams, fruit, graphite, slate, spices, blueberry, black raspberry and lilac Maturation: 22 months in 60 percent new French oak barrels and one year in bottle


TENUTA SAN GUIDO 2012 SASSICAIA Region: Bolgheri, Italy Blend: 85 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 percent Cabernet Franc Notes: Blue flowers, cedar, juicy red currants, ripe raspberries, white pepper and balsamic Maturation: Aged in French oak barrels for two years and a few months in bottle

JOH. JOS. PRÜM ZELTINGER SONNENUHR AUSLESE RIESLING 2012 Region: Mosel, Germany Blend: Riesling Notes: Apple, pear, peach, nuts, lime and lemon

Maturation: Sit until 2020 to fully develop

ALTA VISTA 2012 SINGLE VINEYARD TEMIS MALBEC Region: Valle de Uco, Argentina Blend: 100 percent Malbec Notes: Blackberry and boysenberry Maturation: 12 months in new French oak barrels

MUGA 2011 TORRE MUGA Region: Spain Blend: Tempranillo blend Notes: Charcoal, cassis and blackberry Maturation: Hold the bottle for a few years and then drink through 2026

POL ROGER 2004 CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL BRUT Region: EPERNAY, FRANCE Notes: Dried fruit, toasted almond, honey, citrus fruit, butter, Mirabelle plum, tart and ripe pear Maturation: Goes through two settlings: one at the press house and second in a stainless steel tank. After, the wine does a full malolactic-fermentation before its final blend. Then, it ages in bottle until riddling by hand.

DOMAINE SIGALAS 2014 KAVALIEROS, SINGLE VINEYARD ASSYRTIKO Region: Santorini, Greece Blend: 100 percent Assyrtiko Notes: Brisk lemon, lime peel, grapefruit, white peach and sea salt. Maturation: 18 months in a stainless steel tank

QUINTA DO VALE MEÃO 2012 RED Region: Douro, Portugal Blend: 58 percent Touriga Nacional, 35 percent Touriga Franca, 5 percent Tinta Barroca and 2 percent Tinta Roriz Notes: Deep and complex nose with aromatic nuances Maturation: 80 percent new and 20 percent second use French Allier oak barrels

PAUL HOBBS 2012 KATHERINE LINDSAY ESTATE PINOT NOIR Region: Russian River Valley, California Notes: Boysenberry pie, milk cocoa, cranberry, cola, clove and berry Maturation: Aged 15 months in 64 percent French oak barrels

KYNSI 2011 BIEN NACIDO VINEYARD PINOT NOIR Region: Santa Maria Valley, California Made From: Pommard and Martini clones that were planted in 1973 Notes: Black and white pepper, black slate, dried sage, rainy cement, and hints of raspberry and blueberry Maturation: Let it sit until 2018-2026 for more notes to emerge

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Keeping Watch:

4 TIMEPIECES EVERY COLLECTOR MUST HAVE

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veryone knows diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but let’s talk about the must-have accessory that men should covet: timepieces. A luxurious chronometer will not only keep you on time, but also catch

the watchful eye of every person you flash your wrist to. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a gentleman who loves glitz and glam, the following timepieces are obligatory additions to any dapper gent’s collection.

Excalibur Spider Single Flying Tourbillon If the vibrant hues of the Excalibur Spider’s crown don’t catch your eye, the inner workings of the timepiece’s dial certainly will. Because of its skeleton face, wearers of this extraordinary watch can view its 179 components working around-the-clock. Roger Dubuis shaped the carriage to resemble a Celtic cross. To take this brilliant item to the next level, the Excalibur Spider is proudly stamped with the Geneva Seal. Available at

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Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 39.5 MM

The Master Ultra Thin Perpetual This sleek timepiece crafted by Jaeger-LeCoultre was actor Steve Carell’s accessory choice to this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. The jet-black dial stands out in contrast to the polished rhodium-plated appliques, giving an elegant and dashing touch to any ensemble. Not only does this automatic watch include a perpetual calendar and moon phases, but it also comes with a black alligator strap that is interchangeable. If you ever wanted to feel like Steve Carell, here’s your chance. Available at www.

This unisex timepiece is both stunning and functional, making it the perfect accessory to the man (or woman) who loves to work hard and play hard. Its helium release valve and water resistance of 2,000 feet (60 bar) make it functional during excursions, while the 18k Sedena gold fixtures, brown ceramic dial and brown leather strap with rubber lining help you get down to business. But that’s not all. The Seamaster boasts a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and self-winding capabilities so you never have to worry about being on time to dive in or make that meeting. Your only concern is whether to wear this piece for business or pleasure. Available at www.omegawatch-

es.com, $22,500.

jaeger-lecoultre.com, $20,400.

Villeret 8-Day Perpetual Calendar The Blancpain name is enough to turn heads, but with this timepiece’s unique 18k red gold, folding clasp bracelet, everyone you shake hands with will be envying your wrist. This automatic timepiece’s features include a perpetual calendar (even detecting leap years) and a moon phase calendar. Equipped with 192 hours of power reserve, 379 components and topped off with a great white enamel fire dial, this Blancpain Villeret will be your classic go-to accessory. Local Availability: The Timepiece Collection, 201-894-1825 or www.

blancpain.com, $78,200.

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THE OCEAN HOUSE Proud and glorious, the Ocean House’s captivating charms have helped put Watch Hill on the map. 24 HUDSONMOD.com SUMMER 2016

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lthough Rhode Island is the smallest state, when it comes to idyllic getaways it gives other coastal states a run for their money. Spanning just over 1,200 square miles, the Ocean

State provides travelers with some of the most luxurious summer destinations in the Northeast, including Watch Hill, home to one of Rhode Island’s most distinguished resorts, the Ocean House. Situated on the outer borders of Watch Hill, a small yet affluent seaside town located at the southern tip of the state, the Ocean House’s light yellow façade is a historic icon dating back to the Civil War. The bold Victorian-style exterior attests to the building’s abundant historical charms, instantly transporting visitors to an opulent past. Bold white columns, multiple balconies, a white wraparound porch and the impressive black-and-white Ocean House sign all add to the character of this beloved resort. An elongated, vibrant green lawn overlooks the Atlantic


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“Each room showcases pristine views of the Atlantic, Block Island and Montauk...” Ocean, giving guests spectacular views.

torian and contemporary décor and un-

carpevola marble bathrooms and the most

The shimmering waters mirror the twin-

matched services. Today, Ocean House

advanced technology. All are equipped

kle in guests’ eyes each time they drive up

proudly serves as an elite Relais & Châ-

with HD LCD flat-screen TVs, iPads with

the golden fortress’ cobblestone driveway,

teaux hotel and is one of a handful of select

programmed entertainment, iPod sound

anticipating this remarkable getaway.

resorts that receives Forbes’ Triple Five

docks, floor valets and butler services. For

Star accolade.

an even more luxurious stay, guests can rent

Proud and glorious, the Ocean House’s captivating charms have helped put Watch

There are 49 guest rooms and 23 pri-

one of the 18 residential suites. The pre-

Hill on the map. After closing its doors in

vate residences (18 are available to guests)

mier ones include the Tower Suite, situated

2003 to undergo a $146-million renova-

ranging from 500 to 4,000 square feet.

in the flag tower and featuring four floors

tion, it reopened in 2010 more irresistible

Each room showcases pristine views of

of space and private balcony, and the Pent-

than ever, with unsurpassed amenities,

the Atlantic, Block Island and Montauk,

house Suite, encompassing 2,700 square

lavishly decorated rooms filled with Vic-

as well as custom furnishings, fireplaces,

feet and featuring a sunroom, Jacuzzi and

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outdoor kitchen.

as illustrations by comic artist

Art enthusiasts have reason to rejoice.

Adolf Dehn and pieces from

The art displayed throughout the hotel

Burt Britton, Garrett Price and

includes more than 350 pieces from re-

James Montgomery Flagg.

Yorker. The hotel frequently hosts various exhibits as well and promotes their Artist

nowned artists from the 19th century

For visitors who hail from the New

through the 1990s. Among the works are

York/New Jersey metropolitan area, per-

masterpieces by Ludwig Bemelmans,

haps the most intriguing pieces reside in

famed illustrator of the children’s series

the Club Room, a members-only dining

Another attraction that keeps guests

Madeline, such as his “La Colombe” murals

area. There, the walls are adorned with

coming year round are the unsurpassed

and Goodbye to the Ritz drawing, as well

framed unpublished covers of the New

amenities such as the five-star restaurant

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and spa. The 12,000-square-foot luxu-

majority of menu items are seasonal, mak-

of epicurean activities including food

ry spa is the only facility in Rhode Island

ing this farm-to-table restaurant unlike

and wine pairings, sommelier-taught

to receive five-star recognition. Guests

any other in the area. Guests can enhance

classes and a la carte classes, the center

flock to this serene sanctuary for relaxing

their culinary experience by partaking in

also is home to two award-winning li-

massages, body treatments and skin-care

the Chef’s Counter, which allows them to

brary centers containing 8,000 bottles

regimens. Once their stresses have been

watch the master chef prepare their meals

of wine.

melted away, they can dine at the Seasons.

up close and personal. Other on-premise

Other pleasures are the complimentary

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this

dining includes the Living Room, Seaside

resort activities, Wi-Fi, an on-premises

five-star restaurant offers an unforgettable

Terrace and the Verandah, to name a few.

luxury retail boutique, 24-hour in-room

dining experience along with breathtaking

Last year, Ocean House unveiled

dining and concierge services, indoor lap

views of the Atlantic. The superb menu

its latest addition, the Center for Wine

pool, private access to the beach, croquet

reflects the establishment’s name, as the

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The Life WINGS

BY PHILIP FERRANTE

EXEC JETS

I

ndividual jet ownership is primed for

clients

using

the

accelerated

bonus

light to midsize aircraft entails multiple

explosive growth. That comes as no

depreciation model to make jet ownership

costs, including hangar storage, insurance

surprise in today’s global economy. For

viable. “Clients see the value and utility of

(pleasure, business and commercial), crew

corporate America, the repeated delays

the asset and enjoy the depreciation over a

salaries, benefits, initial and recurrent

and cancellations of commercial flights are

tax schedule that meets their company’s fi-

training, maintenance, reserves and pro-

more than just inconvenient. They’re bad

nancial needs,” Schingo explains. “I highly

grams (engines and avionics), and subscrip-

for business.

recommend that, prior to purchasing the

tions. An estimated budget for the operation

Jet ownership is not as complicated as

asset, they meet with a CPA specializing

of a light aircraft at 125 hours per calendar

you might think, and the benefits can be

in aviation tax consulting to review and

year is $250k. That figure increases to

huge. For one, you may be able to deduct the

discuss the pros and cons of bonus depre-

$400-$500k for a midsize jet. Variable

aircraft as an asset. Allow me to introduce

ciation. A great source for information is

costs include fuel, landing and ramp fees,

bonus depreciation, a new law that allows

NBAA.com, which outlines the depre-

crew expenses, catering supplies and un-

the aircraft owner to realize the tax deduc-

ciation schedule and provides updates

scheduled maintenance for parts and labor.

tion in a shorter depreciation schedule.

on changes.”

An ideal illustration is the 2002 Beech

We spoke with John Schingo, a CPA

The big question is, how much is owning

400 A, which has an acquisition cost of

in East Brunswick, NJ, who has several

a jet going to cost you annually? Owning a

around $1.1 million and a cost per nautical

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mile (NM) of $6.15: Total variable flight cost: $2,535/hour Maximum speed: 458 knots (kts.) Annual budget per year: $380k

al is a worldwide operation that ensures high-quality training in type-specific simulators to enhance crew awareness and safety. There are many reasons to use a private jet instead of commercial airlines, but here are five of the biggest:

Seats: seven passengers and two pilots

Efficiency: save up to three hours on each leg of travel;

Range: 1,180 NM (seats full)

Flexibility: travel on your schedule 24/7;

Maximum payload: 2,085 lbs.

Comfort: you choose your interior setting and the passengers around you;

From start to finish, closing on an aircraft takes 30-45 days.

Privacy: tail numbers will be blocked and limited waiting;

Our consulting services start with an evaluation that determines

Safety: aircraft and crew/training are personally selected

whether or not the aircraft meets the customer’s financial and fly-

by you.

ing needs. We perform a test flight prior to the close and delivery.

Being able to utilize small airports closer to your final desti-

The pre-purchase inspection is an incredibly important step. It

nation is another big plus. The time saved by bypassing long TSA

is a status evaluation of the aircraft at that point in time. You are

lines, sitting in terminals, waiting for baggage and having to land

purchasing an asset that usually has been in service 5-25 years.

hours away from your eventual destination adds up quickly. And as

Corrosion and fatigue are focal points of the inspection. During the

usual in business, time is money.

final negotiation after the inspection report is received, the seller is responsible to credit or repair airworthy items revealed by the pre-purchase inspection. General aviation has an impeccable safety record and selects and trains the best pilots in the world. Most owner-operators select Flight Safety International (owned by Berkshire Hathaway) for all simulator-based flight training. Flight Safety Internation-

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The Life WATER

A

t first there were only rumors. Sightings. Like the monster of Loch Ness. People swore it was out there: a Mercedes S-Class Convertible, not on land but in

the shallows, floating in the waters of Côte d’Azur. What to make of this seeming apparition? Did James Bond finally tire of English-made vehicles and instead choose a German hybrid (in the truest sense) for his nautical spy games? Or did a visitor to Monaco, overcome with a lead foot on a narrow turn after watching Formula 1 racing, end up in the drink? No errant driver or British spy here: it’s the world premiere of Mercedes-Benz’s first luxury yacht. Nicknamed the Silver Arrow of the Seas in honor of the company’s gold medal–win-

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ning sleek, silvery white, dart-shaped racecars of the ‘30s, the Arrow460-Granturismo embarked on its maiden voyage in April off the coast of Nice to oohh’s and aahh’s and more than a few “Wait a second. Is that a Mercedes?” The brainchild of Silver Arrows Marine and the Mercedes-Benz style team (designers of everything from prescription glasses and ambient lights to high-end apartments and helicopters), the collaboration has given us a yacht with


BY SIMON MURRAY

classic automobile proportions, bringing

otherworldly super-yacht designs of the

row can accommodate 10 people, perfect

the hallmark Mercedes design to the water

late Iranian architect Zaha Hadid. Most

for a family jaunt or (if you’re Leonardo

in a highly dynamic form.

of all, though, it evokes Mercedes-Benz’s

DiCaprio) for one of your Victoria’s Secret

“The Arrow460-Granturismo carries

penchant for platinum curves and a sculp-

yacht parties.

our Mercedes genes throughout,” accord-

tural curvilinear form that at this point

As you’d expect in a Mercedes, air con-

ing to Gorden Wagener, Vice President

are inseparable from the overall design

ditioning and a high-quality stereo are

Design Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz’s

philosophy which has made this company

standard. The Arrow comes equipped

parent company. “We have transferred an

one of the most renowned auto brands in

with extendable tables and beds as well as

automotive design idiom to a yacht, and

the world.

a luxurious bathroom unit and separate

this design statement far outside the usual

Measuring at just over 46 feet from bow

dressing room. There’s a wine cellar and

mainstream in the boat industry allows us

to stern, the Arrow460 is unabashedly

ice machine. Fine-grain eucalyptus wood

to create a totally original aesthetic.”

compact like an S-Class. As with its four-

is used as a floor covering, while the walls

People (aka journalists like myself)

wheeled brethren, the large side windows

are trimmed in flowing wood.

like to throw around the word avant-garde

are retractable. Plus, the windscreen (i.e.,

Then there’s its exclusivity. The price

when describing the seemingly indescrib-

the windshield, if you’re not a yachtsman)

tag begins at $1.7 million, and so far only

able. Still, if the Arrow460–Granturismo

can be raised, bringing together the ad-

10 have been made, with a limit of one per

is anything, it’s inventive, original and,

vantages of an open boat with those of a

country. For all intents and purposes, then,

sure, avant-garde in an industry that’s

hull cabin cruiser. The crossover design is

the Arrow460 may remain as unseen as

only recently begun to explore its creative

suitable both for day trips and overnight

the Loch Ness monster. Envy, on the other

side. It recalls the floating fortresses and

stays on board. Also: bring friends. The Ar-

hand, comes free of charge.

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VIRTUOSO

Handling Tuition After Divorce “Given the high cost of college, these issues have become a larger part of family law cases involving children.”

BY MIKE BANKA

G

iven the high cost of college, payment of tuition after parents divorce has become a larg-

er part of family law cases involving children. What are the respective parents’ obligations? How much should divorced parents contribute? Does the amount vary depending on how expensive the college is? Steven M. Resnick, a legal attorney specializing in family law, offers his insights.

When parents divorce, are students entitled to receive more government and school financial aid? This depends on the school and the living situation at the time of the event. It is important to try to work together if parents are remarried to ensure the correct income is reported to the college for financial aid purposes. How is the amount of each divorced parent’s contribution determined? Parties can agree on how it will be paid and what, if any, contribution they ex-

What are the issues involved with payment of college tuition when parents divorce? Usually the issues include where the child will attend and how will it be funded. Given the high cost of college, these issues have become a larger part of family law cases involving children.

pect from the child in issue. If there is no agreement, then the family court will decide using a list of factors to make the determination such as the ability to pay, the relationship between the child and the paying parent, and the education level of the parents, to name a few. Are divorced parents obliged to contribute to post-graduate tuition as well? They used to have more exposure on this where the law included payment for graduate school such as law school in proper circumstances. A new law has limited that exposure and placed the burden on the child in issue. Is the tuition contribution separate and apart from alimony? Alimony is included in the income of the

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receiving spouse and excluded from the

to the totality of the circumstance. There

person paying it. So that will be part of the

is no ceiling per se, but there has to be suf-

analysis as to what each person can pay.

ficient money, aptitude and a reasonable relationship between the child and paying

Can students sue their parents for a tuition contribution? Yes. Once the child is 18, he or she can bring their own action for payment against a parent who refuses to pay anything (assuming they can pay). If parents divorce many years before their kids are in college, how and when will the tuition contribution be calculated?

parent to support making a parent pay for a Harvard tuition. How frequently is the divorced parent’s contribution made? Monthly? Annually? It follows the available money. For example, I had a case representing a stockbroker who paid his on the bonus schedule.

dren, I usually include a provision that says

What if a spouse goes back to college? Is the other spouse obligated to contribute to the tuition payment?

the parents expect the child to go to college

That would be called rehabilitation alimo-

but the issue will be addressed at the time

ny. That is usually part of the alimony issue

of the event. This is usually better since

during the litigation.

When I have a case involving young chil-

“It is important to try to work together if parents are remarried to ensure the correct income is reported to the college for financial aid purposes.”

things can change at the later date. Is the divorced parent who does not live with the kids obligated to make a tuition contribution if his/her spouse, who is raising the kids, remarries? Yes. The stepparent has no financial obligation and the biological parents remain liable.

Can a divorced parent’s contribution be treated as a loan? They can be ordered to incur student loans. It is not usually treated as such between the parent and child. Do all of your answers apply to precollege private-school tuition as well? Some of the analysis is the same. It is usu-

Does the amount of tuition contribution vary according to the total tuition the student has to pay? For example, less expensive state institutions vs. more expensive private colleges? Is there a ceiling? If there is no agreement, the family court will perform that type of factor analysis as

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ally part of child-related expenses and reviewed along with other requested activities. The money still has to be there to force private-school contribution.

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THE HEAD

NACHO BY STEPHANIE KRIKORIAN

BEING AN INTERNATIONAL HEARTTHROB IS HARD WORK. NACHOS FIGUERAS WOULD KNOW. HE IS ONE IN REAL LIFE AND NOW THE INSPIRATION FOR A FICTIONAL ONE—THAT, IN ADDITION TO HIS MANY DAY JOBS.

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N

achos Figueras, the Argentine-born top-ranked polo player and model, recently tackled something even

more challenging than the sport he’s been playing most of his life. He recently co-authored (with Jessica Whitman) High Season, the first romance novel in his series entitled The Polo Season, featuring a character who clearly resembles him. “That [romance] takes me out of my comfort zone, whereas I’ve been playing polo all my life,” he says. “For polo, the biggest challenge is finding the best horses. For romance, it’s making sure the reader falls in love with the story.” High Season hit shelves in May. The next two novels, Wild One and Ride Free, followed in June and July. The series captures the chic and glam jet-set life of the polo circuit and features a steamy-hot player named Alejandro Del Campo. Although the story delves into Figueras’ life to capture the color, lifestyle and specifics of the polo world on and off the field, the real heartthrob and the fictional one take separate roads. “Fortunately, my life doesn’t have nearly so much heartache,” says Figueras. In the novel, Del Campo is a widower. In real life, Figueras is happily married to his wife Delfina Blaquier, whom he has four children with. Still, Figueras was inspired to write a romance novel in part because of his wife. He met his spouse at a polo match, but that’s not the only reason he wanted to create the series.

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“I thought a fictional romance novel

team and is part owner of the franchise.

would be a fun way to give more people an

These days, he spends much of his time

inside glimpse into the world I love,” he

traveling to matches, which is both glamor-

says. “Polo is thrilling, dangerous, glamor-

ous and grueling. To offset the grueling as-

ous and, of course, quite sexy.”

pects, Figueras, one of the world’s top play-

Since family is of the utmost impor-

ers, tries to bring his family along while

tance to Figueras, he made sure the series

on the road. Having them there with him

focuses on a family that has played polo

makes it easier to always be on the move.

for generations. Besides romance and giving an insider’s

“With polo, it is a big gypsy thing,” he quips.

perspective on polo, Figueras has one more

Despite having played polo and traveled

goal in mind with The Polo Season series:

around the world for so long, the beauty of

he hopes the books will tap into a new polo

the game and the globetrotting have not

audience and perhaps introduce readers to

lost their allure for him. He still takes time

an unfamiliar sport.

to appreciate the destinations he plays in.

“I’m always looking for ways to bring

“My favorite place—apart from home—is

the sport of polo to more people. It’s a fas-

Barcelona, for the architecture,” he notes.

cinating, thrilling game full of personality,

“I was lucky enough to play polo on a tour

both with the players and the ponies,” he

of India, where the game has been played

explains. “But it isn’t always accessible to

for hundreds of years. And I love to play

many people around the world, and I want

snow polo in St. Moritz.”

to change that.”

Home, of course, is in Argentina.

In addition to exposing more people to

He is passionate about his barn and

polo, Figueras would like to see the sport

stables there. “I don’t think anyone would

return to the Olympics. Before its removal from competition, polo was played in five Olympic games from 1900 to 1936. Thirty-nine-year-old Figueras started playing polo at the tender age of 9 and went pro by 17. He played on the European circuit before landing a spot on a team located in Bridgehampton, New York, in 1999.

“DESPITE HAVING PLAYED POLO AND TRAVELED AROUND THE WORLD FOR SO LONG, THE BEAUTY OF THE GAME AND THE GLOBE TROTTING HAVE NOT LOST THEIR ALLURE FOR HIM.”

Currently, he plays for the Black Watch

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“REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGNS HE TAKES ON OR THE NUMBER OF POLO MATCHES HE PLAYS, BEING A HUSBAND AND DAD IS HIS FAVORITE OCCUPATION.”

be surprised to hear how much time I

elbows with many of the world’s elite, in-

spend with the horses,” he says. “My favor-

cluding another international heartthrob

ite thing is the farm where I breed our hors-

and fellow polo player whom he considers

es, La Ilusión.”

a close pal, Prince Harry. Together, the two

Being one of the world’s best polo play-

enjoy a “friendly rivalry” in polo and often

ers is only one of Figueras’ occupations.

text each other to “smack talk” prior to

Besides being a polo player and author,

playing in a match.

Figueras has a prominent modeling career. Discovered in the Hamptons at a party

just because he’s a prince,” Figueras says.

in the late ‘90s, he started modeling for

The two have more than just polo and

the popular men’s brand Ralph Lauren in

internationally famous good looks in com-

2000. He became the face of the designer’s

mon. Prince Harry and Figueras are both

Black Label five years later, a position he

regulars on the charity circuit, something

still holds.

that has cemented their friendship.

Due in no small measure to his international accomplishments, Figueras rubs

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“I don’t go easy on him on the polo field

“We share an interest in charity work and helping those who are less fortunate.”


“Finding projects we have in common, as

eral, are extremely supportive of various

well as making sure we have private time.

charitable organizations.

It’s important to respect each other and be

“I’m ambassador for his [Prince Har-

proud of each other.”

ry’s] Sentebale charity that helps orphans

And just because Figueras has one of

and children living with HIV/AIDS. Many

the most recognizable faces on the planet

of the matches that I play in are organized

doesn’t mean his popular gigs get him any

to raise money for these groups. In August,

special treatment with the family.

the Robin Hood Fund is hosting a match in

It’s also when he gets to squeeze in some downtime for himself. As to what he actually does in his spare time, Figueras offers, “I like to relax at home—listen to music, watch a movie, read a book. I have a lot of varied interests.” Regardless of how many international campaigns he takes on or the number of

“At home, I am just dad with the kids

polo matches he plays, being a husband and

and Uncle Nacho to my sister’s children. I

dad is his favorite occupation. “With four

On top of all of that, there’s the rather

love to spend my time off with my horses

children, there is always something going

exhausting job of upholding his heartthrob

and the family whether we are practicing

on at home.”

status, which he points out hasn’t gotten in

polo together, caring for the horses, train-

the way of maintaining a happy marriage.

ing them or checking on the babies. For us,

When asked about his wife and his secret

it is all about being together and working

to 18 years of marital bliss, he responds,

with the horses.”

the Hamptons.”

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he epitome of elegance and luxury in menswear, bespoke practically begs to be pronounced with a sophisti-

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D R IV EN BY PA S SI O N

Tom Maoli

BY D O M M I L I A N O

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H

udsonMOD recently spent a fasci-

and plans his purchases from there. “My

nating hour talking collectible cars with

antenna is always up for good, top-notch

Tom Maoli, New Jersey entrepreneur and

collector cars that will continue to rise in

lifelong classic car fan. We met at his new

value.” Pausing for effect, he adds, “It is like

Maserati dealership in Whippany, NJ. His

GOOD ART [emphasis his]. It continues to

expert insights into the car hobby and its

go up in value.”

business connections will be instructional to anyone thinking about making a foray into this exciting and exotic world.

GO WITH A WINNER It would be difficult for a new collector to acquire Maoli’s encyclopedic knowledge

FIRST STEPS

of the car market so we asked for clues that

We wanted to find out what the person

might affect a car’s potential collector val-

considering a classic car purchase, possibly

ue. “Winning [car] shows definitely affects

as an investment, should know. We asked

values. Cars that win [concours d’elegance]

for pitfalls and cautions and Maoli eagerly

shows hold their value and increase in val-

offered expert advice. “As in everything

ue.” As an insider in the rarefied air of the

in investing, art, stocks, real-estate, [you

world’s top collectors, he adds that cars

should] always buy the best.” His reasons

with a winning pedigree are “highly sought

are simple and based on decades-long ex-

after by the world’s prominent collectors.”

perience. “The best always holds its value and increases [in value] the fastest.”

TOP PICKS

Maoli has what he calls his “antennas”

Maoli was quick to say that not all car

to find potential cars to add to his growing

shows are created equal. The local Sunday

collection. Unlike some in the car hobby, he

morning car and coffee gatherings may be

doesn’t use a third party to unearth cars for

fun, but they do not provide any indication

his garage. “I do not use a broker,” he says.

of a car’s collectability. Certain shows are

Instead, Maoli researches cars on the mar-

recognized as the best in the world and

ket, occasionally through auction catalogs,

that’s where Tom focuses. The most presti-

IMAGES ON LEFT PAGE TOP: 1932 Packard Dual Cowl Phaeton BOTTOM LEFT: 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL convertible. BOTTOM MIDDLE: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing BOTTOM RIGHT: 1953 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: 1953 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet, 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Cabriolet, 1958 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet

gious in the United States is held annually

Tom also had a 1953 Mercedes-Benz

in California at Pebble Beach.

owned by Errol Flynn.

Tom explains, “In order to win shows such as Pebble Beach, you need to have a perfectly restored car with all original equipment.”

PERSONAL PICKS The world of car collecting spans more than one hundred years, so finding your

STAYING FIT Unlike other collectibles, classic cars require maintenance and, in some instanc-

personal collection sweet spot is exactly that: very personal. Maoli is open about what does it best for him.

In addition to the quality of the resto-

es, repair. These are not vehicles that can

“I always loved Mercedes-Benz styling

ration, things like rarity and celebrity play

be serviced by just anyone so we asked if

and also, as an investment, they produce

a part in singling out a car for a concours

he had advice on how to keep these cars

the best ROI as they increase in value the

d’elegance award. “All of these matter,” he

in tip-top shape. “The best is to find old

fastest.”

says, referring to a car in his collection that

timers who understand these cars and have

Naturally, we wanted to know if he has a

proves the point. “I have a 1941 Cadillac

worked on them when they were on the

favorite. He was quick to say, “My 1962

Town Car. It has a production [number]

road.” That’s an increasingly difficult task

Mercedes-Benz 300SL [a convertible] and

of one! It was built for and owned by [the

considering the age of some of his cars.

my 1955 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing [the

actress] Bette Davis. It is a perfectly restored car. ”

Because Maoli’s collection spans decades and continents, it’s clear that diverse

iconic car with the swing-up doors that resemble a seagull in flight].

In addition to Bette’s Cadillac, Maoli

cars such as his require different crafts-

Since he owns several large auto

has also bought other cars that have

people to keep them running and in top

dealerships, we wondered how often Tom

important show trophies. “I had a 1932

shape. Maoli says that he uses different

has a chance to drive his collectible cars.

Packard Duel Cowl Sports Phaeton that

shops based on the job at hand. “I go all

We asked because he came to the interview

took first place at Pebble Beach,” he says.

over the place.”

in a chauffer-driven Lexus from his dealer-

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“The world of car collecting spans more than one hundred years, so finding your personal collection sweet spot is exactly that: very personal.” ship Lexus of Route 10 in Whippany. Smil-

Sticking with Packard, he says he also

beauties in his garage. One is a simple but

had a 1938 model and a 1940 four-door

elegantly gorgeous 1958 two-door convert-

convertible. His love for classic American

ible and the other a 1955 Mercedes concept

MIXING BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE

cars was evident when he mentioned his

car. Tom surprises me when he says, “It

As our hour with Maoli grew short,

1941 Cadillac convertible, a historically

was actually never built. It’s all apart, in a

we asked how he became a dyed-in-the-

important car since American manufac-

‘basket,’ bits and pieces. I have to find

wool car guy. His roots go back to a 1959

turers had to make war materials after

someone to put it together.”

Cadillac (the one with the huge fins and

Pearl Harbor and as a result new car pro-

iconic bullet taillights) that he bought as

duction came to a screeching halt.

ing, he says, “I drive my cars, just for fun.”

Returning to his Cadillac roots, he found a 1929 open front town car and a

a teenager for $700. After a year, he had

A car collection isn’t much without

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, possibly

fixed it up to the point where he was able

some celebrated European cars, and he

the glitziest, over-the-top car ever to come

to sell it for ten times the purchase price.

owns a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL and a

out of Detroit!

That hooked him and set him on the “cool

car he called the “sister” to it: a 1955 Mer-

Listening to the list and, since we were

car” path for the rest of his life. Currently,

cedes-Benz Gullwing sports car. However,

sitting in a Maserati dealership, we won-

he has a garage full of classic cars. The list

as his investing philosophy demands, he

dered where the Italian classics were.

reads like a who’s who of the best cars ever

has other German machines. He ticked

Smiling, Maoli says, “I am currently

built: Duesenberg, Packard, one-of-a-kind

off a 1936 540K Mercedes-Benz. This

purchasing a classic Maserati 3500GT for

concept cars, several Mercedes-Benz cars,

was a car built for the new Autobahn and

my collection.”

including a 1957 300S once owned by Er-

one of the fastest of its era. In addition to

rol Flynn and Reggie Jackson (yes, Tom’s a

the Flynn/Reggie 1953 Mercedes Cabri-

to-graphs of vintage and classic Maseratis,

Yankee fan), one of Evil Knievel’s original

olet, Tom has two more Mercedes-Benz

Maoli says that despite the brief time the

Incidentally,

surrounded

by

pho-

motorcycles, and, of course, a very special 1959 Cadillac. Maoli’s serious collecting started with his 1924 Duesenberg, an iconic American luxury vehicle. As mentioned before, he added a 1932 Packard Dual Cowl Sports Phaeton that won first place at the legendary Pebble Beach concours to the collection. Our research places this car’s value well into seven figures. 1959 Cadillac “Biarritz”

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dealership has been open, they are already

Whether it was courage or confidence

was a person drawn to quality and luxu-

the number one Maserati sales leader in

(possibly both), Maoli set his sights on ac-

ry, Maoli made sure that Lexus Corporate

the Northeast.

quiring a Lexus dealership. Although his

understood how he planned to treat the

Maoli’s love for cars caused this entre-

lack of history in car sales worked against

people who came through the door. As part

preneur to sell his successful worldwide

him, his passion, business knowledge and

of his master plan for success, he uses the

courier business and jump with both driv-

commitment to quality service won him

term clients instead of customers, a subtle

ing shoes into the automobile business.

the coveted luxury car franchise. I guessed

but important distinction. Several times in

that his sales pitch to the decision makers

our conversation he emphasized that his

at Lexus must have been very persuasive.

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Maoli explains, “I observed experts

treatment.

in the hospitality industry and how they

“You want to give a celebrity an ex-

treated celebrities as they walked the red

perience, have their needs fulfilled, let

carpet.” Convinced that the Lexus buyer

them know that they have someone to


portant, becomes secondary to the overall

equally exciting.

experience. Of course, I wanted to know how this car collector, now an automotive executive, was doing.

WISE INVESTMENTS Maoli approaches his businesses the same way he approaches car collecting.

FACTS AND FIGURES

1936 MercedesBenz 540K

call and you want to make them feel important. You want them to feel the vibe of

He seeks quality first and then looks for

In a boxing match, experts say all of

long-term growth. Nowhere is that more

your planning goes out the window the

evident than in his approach to hiring staff.

first time your opponent hits you in the

He explains, “Every person [on our team]

face. So it is in business. You may think

has value.” Each team member gets the

you have the best business model, but

tools and training he or she needs to be

the bottom line is, well, the bottom line.

successful in the assigned job. “I wouldn’t

I pressed Maoli about how a car collec-

ask someone to dig a ditch with a spoon!”

tor’s refreshing ideas on running a lux-

he says with a laugh. “It’s expensive [mean-

ury dealership were succeeding in a very

ing the extensive training he funds], but

competitive market. Could he share some

in the end it’s all worth it.” Pausing and

of his sales numbers with HudsonMOD ’s

leaning forward, he adds, “The person

readers? When I probe if things are going

must feel comfortable and valued to be

well, he smiles and says, “Extremely!” His

successful. We work every day with our

sales and growth figures made my eyes

people to do that.”

pop open.

How does he find people like that to

“Before I bought the dealership [he ac-

staff three dealerships? “They’re finding

quired his Lexus store from the Warnock

us,” he proudly states. Maoli’s reputation

This approach is known as celebrity

Group in 2011], they sold 1,357 new cars

within the close-knit local automobile

hospitality and he likens it to how you are

and approximately 300 used vehicles.

industry has become well known and is

treated at your favorite restaurant. “When

Now, we’re on a path to sell 4,500 new cars

causing folks with the right skills and tal-

you arrive, they know what you enjoy,

and over 2,000 used vehicles.” Their web-

ents to knock on the door.

where you like to sit and, before you even

site proudly proclaims that they are the

The way a company performs, how its

sit down, they have your table just the way

number one “L/Certified” Lexus dealer in

employees feel working for and with an

you always have it.” If he could bring his

the eastern region.

organization, and how clients are served

our organization.”

clients that kind of consistent service, they

His company, Celebrity Motor Cars, added

BMW

and

is called corporate culture. The organiza-

wouldn’t think of going anywhere else. I

recently

Masera-

tion’s leadership has to teach and then live

interpreted that to mean price, while im-

ti dealerships and their numbers are

the culture and, of course, work every day

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to drive that culture through to every team member. “You have to lead by example,” Maoli explains. But you also have to hire the right kind of people – people who not only “get it” but live it personally as well. Maoli quips, “You can’t teach height! You either have it or you don’t.” The members of his team are handpicked for skills, talents and attitude. “Ninety percent of the job is mental. It’s just 10 percent physical.” Engaging the best people who exemplify their red carpet culture is the key to his company’s success.

FINAL THOUGHTS Tom Maoli subscribes to the belief that if you love your job, you will never work a day in your life. His enthusiasm for his car collection, his clients and his team members tells me he is living a dream. Thanks to Tom Maoli for an interesting and educational hour at the top of the collector car world.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

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THE COLLECTOR’S REPORT

CHRISTIE’S

NOTABLE LOTS SOLD AT AUCTION IN 2016:

A world auction record for the artist, the African-American Nashville-born William Edmondson (the son of former slaves), this fighter unleashed from limestone was inspired by African-American boxers Jack Johnson (1878–1946) and Joe Louis (1914– 1981). ARTIST AND WORK: William Edmondson (18741951), Boxer, limestone, circa 1936 AUCTIONED: Liberation through Expression: Outsider and Vernacular Art on January 22, New York, Rockefeller Plaza PRICE REALIZED: $785,000

BY SIMON MURRAY

T

he modern art market is on fire.

pened. Contemporary art is not the only

advice of James Rickards. In The Death

Early this year, Christie’s and

area that’s hot, however. The sizzle is being

of Money, he advocates a 10 percent allo-

Sotheby’s racked up close to a

felt across the entire art market. According

cation to fine art as part of a portfolio that

billion dollars in one week during two New

to auction houses, around one-third of to-

can preserve wealth and provide superior

York sales of contemporary art, making

tal purchases last year were from first-time

risk-adjusted returns.

one small corner of the world appear as if

buyers.

the global financial crisis had never hap-

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Perhaps more people are following the


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Plainly in view but physically inaccessible, Peter Doig half obliterates The Architect’s Home in the Ravine with an underbrush as dense as a half-finished Pollock. The scene becomes foreboding: something out of an Edward Hopper or Andrew Wyeth painting. The Scottish Doig is one of the most renowned living figurative painters and has been described as “a jewel of genuine imagination, sincere work and humble creativity.” ARTIST AND WORK: Peter Doig (b. 1959), The Architect’s Home in the Ravine, oil on canvas, painted in 1991

AUCTIONED: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, February 11, London, King Street

PRICE REALIZED: $16,370,908

ARTIST AND WORK: The Private Collection of Joan Rivers, from “Spike’s” silver dog bowl, Mark which a portion of the proceeds benefited of Tiffany & Co., New York, 20th Century God’s Love We Deliver, an HIV/AIDS charAUCTIONED: The Private Collection of Joan Rivers, New York, Rockefeller Plaza, June 22 PRICE REALIZED: $13,750

ity, and Guide Dogs for the Blind, featured a number of lots that showed Rivers’ passion for her pooches. This dog bowl, inscribed with the name Spike in honor of a Yorkshire Terrier, was used by Rivers’ dogs.

ARTIST AND WORK: Jasper Johns (b. 1930), Flags I, screenprint in colors, on J.B. Green paper, 1973

Executed in 1973, Flags I is a masterpiece of Jasper Johns’ prolific 50-year career as a printmaker. Larger than usual and rendered in rich, multilayered color,

AUCTIONED: Prints & Multiples, April 26-27, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

the work has been praised as the most painterly and vivid of all his silkscreen works. This was the headline lot of the

PRICE REALIZED: $1,685,000

Prints & Multiples sale, claiming a world auction record for the artist.

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ARTIST AND WORK: Jean-Michel Basquiat (19601988), Untitled, acrylic on canvas, painted in 1982

PRICE REALIZED: $57,285,000

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s explosive tour de force Untitled led Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Executed in Modena, Italy in the prime year of Basquiat’s short and brilliant career, Untitled is an epic painting, its monumental size and visceral energy

AUCTIONED: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, May 10, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

marking it as one of Basquiat’s seminal works. As such, it set a world auction record for the artist.

ARTIST AND WORK: John Constable, R.A. (1776-1837), View on the Stour, Near Dedham, full-scale sketch, c. 1821-22, oil on canvas AUCTIONED: Defining British Art Evening Sale, London, King Stree, June 30 PRICE REALIZED: $18,856,468 The full-scale six-foot sketch of the Stour River clearly illustrates why Constable is considered the father of British Modernism and acclaimed as an instinctive painter of nature and the elements.

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ARTIST AND WORK: Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Dos desnudos en el bosque (La tierra misma), oil on metal, painted in 1939 AUCTIONED: Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, May 12, New York, Rockefeller Plaza PRICE REALIZED: $8,005,000 Painted in 1939 at the height of the transatlantic Surrealist art movement (the Spanish translates to “Two Nudes in the Forest [The Earth Itself]”), Kahlo’s masterpiece set a new world auction record for the artist (and for any Latin American artist at auction). The Mexican-born painter, known for her striking self-portraits, has been celebrated internationARTIST AND WORK: The Oppenheimer Blue, a sensational colored diamond ring, accompanied by the original “Eight Blades” mounting from Verdura, mounted in platinum

ally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions. This particular work is an uncompromising depiction of the female form and experience.

AUCTIONED: Geneva Magnificent Jewels, May 18, Geneva PRICE REALIZED: $58,002,681 Set with a fancy vivid blue rectangular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 14.62 carats, and flanked on either side by a trapeze-shaped diamond, the Oppenheimer Blue, the “largest and finest Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ever offered at auction” (according to Christie’s) was also the highest selling, setting a world auction record for a jewel.

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ARTIST AND WORK: A magnificent very rare large blue and white “Dragon” jar

With its four powerful five-clawed feet and head turning backwards, the dragon on this 15th-century jar is depicted with terrific dyna-

AUCTIONED: 30 Years: The Sale, May 30, Hong Kong

mism. The jar’s massive size of 19 inches high suggests it was a very special commission.

PRICE REALIZED: $20,447,642

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BONHAM’S NOTABLE LOTS SOLD AT AUCTION IN 2016:

50-YEAR-OLD Selected from the oldest maturing stocks of any single Highland Malt whisky with

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spirit dating from 1868, 1878, 1909, 1922,

shows little signs of abating, with the Au-

decanter is number 30, with sterling silver

gust 28, 2015 Bonham’s sale of a 54-bottle

collar accompanied by stopper.

n recent years, single malt whiskies

1939 and 1951, the Candela is distilled

from Japan and Scotland have bro-

and bottled by Dalmore Distillery. Only

ken new auction records. This trend

77 bottles were released, and this crystal

lot, the Hanyu Ichiro Malt “Playing Card” series, smashing the record for the highest price paid for a single lot of whisky. At the same auction, a bottle of 1960 Karuizawa sold for $118,500, breaking the record price for a single bottle of Japanese whisky. A surge in demand for rare whiskies has led to triple-digit returns in recent years. According to the Investment Grade Scotch Index, published by Whisky Highland in Tain, Scotland, the top 100 single malts delivered an average return of 440 percent from the start of 2008 to July 2014.

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LEVEL: filled to 70 cl. single malt, 45% volume TASTING NOTES: “Provocative and alluring, with the initial aroma of sultanas, ground coffee, chocolate praline and spicy orange. Next comes apple, honeyed marzipan, sweet molasses and morello cherries before whispers of caraway and Madeira cake complete the experience.” - Richard Paterson, master distiller PRICE REALIZED: $21,656


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154 THE MACALLAN MILLENNIUM DECANTER 50-YEAR-OLD Distilled January 14, 1949, bottled May 12, 1999. Distilled and bottled by the Macallan Distillers Ltd. Caithness Glass decanter with engraved copper collar (loose) accompanied by copper mounted stopper. In fitted oak presentation case. LEVEL: 138 GORDON & MACPHAIL GENERATIONS

Filled to 700 ml. single malt, 43% volume

MORTLACH 70-YEAR-OLD Distilled October 15, 1938 and bottled 70 years later, this spirit matured at the Mortlach Distillery, Dufftown, and later at the bonded warehouses of Gordon & MacPhail. Cask number 2656, bottle number 53 of 54. Hand-blown glass decanter with sterling silver stopper and cradle. In fitted wooden presentation case, accompanied by glass stopper and original outer packaging.

TASTING NOTES: “Mouth-filling and malty, sandwiched by some fine and extremely clean sherry notes. Magnificent finesse and charm make this a Macallan to die for.” – Jim Murray, author of Whisky Bible “Firm, slippery. Treacly, oaky. The oak is big but never overpowering. A beautifully composed, luxurious whisky.” – Michael Jackson, whisky connoisseur/author PRICE REALIZED: $19,995

LEVEL: Filled to 70 cl. single malt, 46.1 % volume

TASTING NOTES: “Surprisingly lively tasted straight. A smooth, waxy mouth feel; a sweetish start becoming moderately dry, but not overly tannic. Dried fig and tobacco notes, and an intriguing light smokiness. A long finish and, for the first time, a hint of planed hardwood in the aftertaste. With a teaspoon of water, the smooth texture is enhanced.” – Charles MacLean, whisky expert

PRICE REALIZED: $23,325

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COLLECT & PROTECT

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their collections from loss such as theft,

coverage whereby each item to be insured

damage or mysterious disappearances.

is listed on the policy along with a stated

That is not the case, however, as the stan-

value. Alternatively, a collector could use

dard limits on most homeowner’s policies

blanket coverage whereby they select a to-

range only from $1,000 to $5,000. Those

tal limit of coverage to protect all the piec-

limits would not be sufficient to replace the

es in a particular asset class, subject to a

average engagement ring purchased today.

per item limitation. In both cases, coverage

Insurance policies provided by insurers

is provided on a worldwide basis and losses

specializing in the affluent market often have higher limits up to $10,000 for jew-

Published research and anecdotal evi-

elry included in their base coverage form.

dence suggests that from 40 to 60 percent

However, affluent consumers most likely

of consumers have no valuables insurance

have collections that greatly exceed that.

coverage for their jewelry or other collect-

If a homeowner’s insurance policy is not

ibles. Don’t wait: curate a plan to safeguard

enough to protect one’s private collections,

your prized possessions today.

what is the best way to insure these precious assets? There is a protection commonly referred to as “valuable articles” coverage,

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which is available to insure private col-

MOD spoke with Craig Barnet, a certified

other collectibles such as artwork, wine,

insurance counselor at MSG Personal Lines

antiques, rare coins and stamps, musical

Agency in Hackensack, NJ, to discuss how

instruments, golf clubs, sports and movie

homeowners can collect and protect their

memorabilia, photography equipment, fur

assets in the best way possible. Here’s what

coats and commissioned furniture pieces,

he had to say.

to name just a few.

t takes time, dedication, attention to

lections. While jewelry is the most com-

detail and financial resources to build

mon item insured under valuable arti-

a unique private collection. Hudson-

cles coverage, it is important to consider

Unfortunately, when collecting, many

While the nuances are specific to each

people inaccurately believe their home-

insurer, there are typically two main ways

owner’s insurance policy fully protects

to insure collectibles. The first is itemized

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the opportunity to speak with representatives of the fashion powerhouse Salvatore Ferragamo to learn about their bespoke driving shoes, which were on display for guests to view the different color leathers and styles of buckles. Guests also enjoyed a performance of Steinway’s newest piano, the Spirio, danced to music provided by a DJ and ate desserts branded with the Jack Daniels’ signature logo before departing with a signature swag bag.

8. Steinway Piano representatives 9. Jack Daniels, Jr. and Martin Hall, General Manager at Jack Daniels Porsche 10. Cake by Palermo Bakery 11. Guests 12. Chanel, Short Hills team 13. Guest, Jennifer Mazzuca and guest 14. Guests

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PRESENTED BY NEIMAN MARCUS

On Saturday, April 16, HudsonMOD celebrated its fourth anniversary event held at the Morristown Private Airport. The turn-out reached maximum capacity with 200 VIP guests from the NY/NJ metropolitan area, who gathered in a private hangar to thoroughly enjoy another “Life Well Lived.” Guests indulged in signature drinks crafted with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, glasses of Whispering Angel Rosé, Macallan samples and shots of El Mante Pasión Tequila as well as delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared by Franco Vitella Catered Affairs. Guests also enjoyed a Maserati display that featured an ultra-rare luxury auto, Roche Bobois lounge areas and touch-up makeup and hair stations by Tom Ford and Dolce Viso Salon & Spa. 1. Neiman Marcus models 2. Shannon Steitz and Vikki Ziegler 3. Nicole Noonan and Steven Knobel 4. Lisa Viet and Maelliz Vallete 5. Vanessa Deleon, Scott Waldman and Kate Rumson 6. Chuck Steelman and Nicole Giancaspro 7. Shannon Steitz and Dirk Vandersterre

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Neiman Marcus of Short Hills served as the evening’s presenting sponsor and showcased a variety of fashionable looks. Besides modeling off the latest fashions, Neiman Marcus brought in three cases of fine jewelry, timepieces and Gorski furs for guests to view. Throughout the evening, guests were asked to participate in a silent auction. All proceeds raised through the auction benefitted the Eric Trump Foundation in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. At the end of the evening, guests left with signature swag bags that included a Neiman Marcus gift card and items from our other sponsors. 8. Irina Shabayeva and Tatiana Brodsky 9. Macallan representatives 10. Hank Deraney, Jason Lembo, Jeremy Hughes and Sean Leidig 11. California Closets team 12. Chanel team 13. DJ Lil Rye and guest 14. Neiman Marcus models

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ZIEGLER & ZEMSKY, LLC

NETWORKING EVENT

Bravo’s very own Vikki Ziegler and partner, Melissa Zemsky, recently hosted a private event at their law firm in Livingston, New Jersey. The invite list consisted of some of the top professionals in the area. Practicing matrimonial law for more than 16 years, Ziegler is one of New Jersey’s most recognized attorneys. Frequently appearing on television to discuss controversial cases, she also has her own Bravo TV series Untying the Knot where she counsels couples through the divorce process. 1. Shannon Steitz and Steven Resnick, Esq. 2. Amy Pidgeon Cooke, James Lucas and Nicole Noonan 3. Jonathan Goodgold, Esq., Stacey Freeman, J.D. and Doni Feinberg 4. Jill Rosenberg and Adam J. Marchese 5. Anthony Fernandez, Vikki Ziegler, Esq., Adam Blackwood and James Lucas 6. Melissa Zemsky, Esq. and Vikki Ziegler, Esq. 7. Caitlin K. Sullivan and Alexandra M. Kachala 8. Saul Simon and Raymond J. Hennessey

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On Thursday, May 5, Saks Fifth Avenue, Short Hills held a special event to showcase their newest collections of menswear. Attending guests spent the afternoon enjoying golf lessons taught by PGA professionals, enjoyed pampering by Dieci Uomo Salon for Men and a chance to win a menswear package. 1. Franco Vitella Catering 2. Shannon Steitz, Mike Rossi and Matt Hardy, PGA professionals, and Kelly Hammer 3. Guest perfecting his golf swing

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On Thursday, April 7, HudsonMOD helped commemorate the 2016 New Jersey Business Hall of Fame’s laureates at the annual awards presentation and dinner held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. This year, three people were inaugurated into the Hall of Fame due to their work as industry leaders: Annette Catino, President and CEO of QualCare; J. Peter Simon, co-chairman at William E. Simon and Sons; and Mimi Feliciano, co-founder and CEO at FEM Real Estate. Guests of the evening experienced a cocktail reception and auction, which benefited the nonprofit youth organization group Junior Achievement of NJ, before enjoying the award ceremony and dinner gala afterwards. 1. Mimi Feliciano 2. Xavier Diaz 3. Catherine Milone, President of Junior Achievement of NJ 4. Mary Jo White, Lissa Jean Ferrell, Shannon Steitz and Deb Cangi 5. Mimi Feliciano addresses the crowd 6. Mimi Feliciano and Sonya Parekh, JA High School Hero 7. Dino Robusto, Chairman of Junior Achievement of NJ 8. Lissa Jean Ferrell, Mimi Feliciano, Shannon Steitz and Carol Ann Short, CEO of the NJ Builders Association

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On Wednesday, April 27, guests gathered at Neiman Marcus of Short Hills to view the all-new Gold Orchid collection by Michael Aram. Attending guests had the opportunity to speak with the designer and try on his eclectic jewelry designs, all while enjoying a luncheon prepared by Franco Vitella Catered Affairs. 1. Guest 2. Shannon Steitz and designer Michael Aram 3. Michael Aram speaking with guests 4. Guests

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MICHAEL ARAM & JAY STRONGWATER

On May 5, Neiman Marcus of Short Hills hosted a spring luncheon to celebrate designer Jay Strongwater’s newest home collection. While guests enjoyed a catered lunch prepared by Franco Vitella Catered Affairs, they listened as Strongwater showcased his newest designs and explained the inspiration behind each piece. 1. Jay Strongwater, Shannon Steitz and John J. Ling 2. Jay Strongwater 3. Shannon Steitz, John J. Ling, Terry Dragoumis and Nate Cox

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BY NICOLE FONZINO

FEELING BLUE? Gentlemen, you can never have enough timepieces in your collection, so add a little blue to your assemblage with IWC Schaffhausen’s 10th special-edition timepiece in collaboration with Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, an organization that uses sports to develop positive skillsets in children’s lives. Every year since 2006, IWC has partnered with Laureus to develop a special-edition watch engraved with a drawing from a child. This year’s engraving, located on the back of the face, depicts children playing different sports together. Other features of the Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Edition timepiece include a moon phase display, deep-blue face with 12 diamonds set in stainless steel and a Santoni blue alligator leather strap. Only 1,500 were made, so if you have your eyes set on this treasure, act fast.

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THE CORE (FRENCH) FOUR Louis XIII, Hermès, Saint-Louis and Puiforcat have partnered to create four stunning sets called the L’Odyssée d’Un Roi celebrating the renowned cognac’s traveling heritage. Each French brand added its own special touch to the sets, which will be showcased in their own worldwide traveling exhibition. Sotheby’s will auction three off in September. The L’Odyssée d’Un Roi is comprised of a leather hand-stitched trunk by Hermès, a white-gold pipette by Puiforcat and mouth-blown crystal decanters etched with world maps and four glasses by Saint-Louis. The decanter will be filled with an extremely rare blend of Louis XIII formulated by cellar master Baptiste Loiseau and his predecessor Pierrette Trichet. The cases go on display in May in New York before being auctioned off. Money raised from the auction will benefit the Film Foundation, a nonprofit developed by Martin Scorsese to help protect classic films.

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No longer do you or a family member have to be a maestro to enjoy live piano music in your home. Steinway & Sons has developed the Spirio. Dubbed by the company as the “world’s finest player piano system” and operated with an iPad, the Spirio allows the user to select prerecorded performances by pianists including Jenny Lin and Robert Glasper and then watch as it replays the exact performance mimicking all key and pedal movements. You can also manually play the Spirio if you’re so inclined, giving you the best of both worlds.


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SAIL THE SEAS WITH ERIC DAHLER With more than 25 years of experience, Eric Dahler has made quite the name for himself in the yachting industry. Having previously worked for Bartram & Brackenhoff, Dahler now serves as one of the elite brokers for the world-renowned luxury yacht charter Camper & Nicholsons, selling some of the most luxurious yachts on earth. Some would say Dahler is an expert on boating since he spent his childhood sailing the Hudson, Chesapeake and Narragansett Bay. With his background, Dahler knows exactly what yacht would suit your boating style. To get in contact with Dahler to see what he is currently representing, please visit www.camperandnicholsons.com.

MONTBLANC FOR BMW Two luxury brands, BMW and Montblanc, have banded together to create a memento that will last a lifetime… or at least for the next 100 years. At the launch party for BMW’s brand-new, limited edition Series 7 “Next 100 Years” vehicle, the famous writing-instrument company also unveiled their collaboration project, the Centennial Fountain Pen. This limited-edition writing tool is another perk owners of the Next 100 Years vehicle will enjoy. Mirroring the look and feel of the luxury car, the Centennial Fountain Pen boasts a deep blue and rhodium-plated pattern, a gold nib that showcases the series’ signature pattern and a black onyx crown. The pen even comes encased in a leather pouch to ensure safekeeping no matter where you take it.

Jersey City is home to some of the Garden State’s finest eateries, and Ryan DePersio and Joe Calafiore just opened the doors to another: the Kitchen Step. DePersio, who serves as the executive chef, is known for his incredible dishes at Montclair’s Fascino and Jersey City’s waterside restaurant Battello. Now, he has extended his talents with the Kitchen Step, cultivating a menu consisting of inspired contemporary American dishes. The Kitchen Step is located in the Historic Van Vorst District. The restaurant’s name derives from the Van Vorst home, which has a marbled step leading from the kitchen to the garden. Guests at the Kitchen Step will enjoy decadent meals including olive-crusted salmon, crispy duck confit and ricotta gnocchi, just to name a few, as well as stunning cocktails. Can’t go wrong here!

GWYNETH’S SECRET IS OUT Gwyneth Paltrow is undoubtedly a beauty icon. She’s 43 years old, yet doesn’t look a day older than 25. Recently, she launched Goop By Juice Beauty, a skincare line that utilizes organic ingredients so women can feel comfortable in their skin. One of the most beneficial items is the Exfoliating Instant Facial that is USDA certified and paraben free. The Exfoliating Instant Facial contains 86 percent organic ingredients to help your skin look bright and feel smooth, including sweet iris to combat wrinkles, poet’s daffodil to reduce brown spots and plant-based cellulose beads for a gentle exfoliant. Plus, the product is not tested on animals, so everyone wins.

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Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology Exhibit May 5 – August 14 Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, NY What is the difference between handmade and machine-made, also known as Manus x Machina? The Costume Institute’s Spring 2016 exhibition will show you just that with more than 150 ensembles of haute couture creations and avant-garde ready-to-wear pieces including detailed embroidery, feathers, lace, 3D printing and leather. This remarkable exhibit will showcase pieces from the 20th century through the present day. Few things can compare with seeing the complete evolution of the fashion world from where it once was to where it is today. Tickets are available for purchase at the door or at www.metmuseum.org/visit/ buy-tickets.

10th Annual NJGF Golf Classic August 15 Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield Township, NJ Join the New Jersey Golf Foundation at one of the most prestigious golf courses in the United States, the Baltusrol Golf Club, as the event celebrates its 10th Annual Golf Classic. This year, the NJGF will grant the 2016 Chairman’s Award to Pamela Liebman, who currently serves as the president and CEO of the Corcoran Group, for her continued efforts in various philanthropic initiatives including the NJGF. Guests will enjoy breakfast, lunch, a cocktail reception, golfer gifts and, of course, a day playing on a stunning course! The classic will benefit various charities including NJGF’s youth programs, the Special Olympics and scholarship funds. For more information, please visit www. njgolffoundation.org.

Broadway Jazz Fest at The Lambs Club: Motown August 21, 2016, 11 AM to 3 PM The Lambs Club New York, NY Are you a lover of jazz music? If so, head on over to The Lambs Club in NYC to experience a day filled with tunes from Broadway’s hit Motown The Musical. As part of the club’s Jazz Fest, guests who attend this event will enjoy a jazz performance that features music from idols including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more. Hit songs include: “My Girl,” “What’s Going On,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and many others. Not only can guests listen to their favorite tunes, but they can also enjoy morning cocktails and brunch. Tickets are priced at $68 for adults and $35 for children. To book your experience, visit www.thelambsclub.tocktix.com/#/ home#tickets. To see other jazz events at The Lambs Club, visit www.thelambsclub.com/calendar.

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New York City Wine and Food Festival October 13-16 New York, NY Every year, New Yorkers look forward to the one week when they can indulge in the finest cuisine and imbibe smooth wines. This year, guests will have the opportunity to try wine selections from Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of New York, as well as have access to specialty dinners, cooking classes, brunch specials and a grand tasting event. Chefs and TV personalities from the Food Network and the Cooking Channel will be at the events throughout the week to help guests celebrate the culinary experience. To give guests more of a reason to join in on the fun, proceeds from the NYC Wine and Food Festival will benefit the No Kid Hungry organization and the Food Bank for New York City. To purchase tickets to the New York City Wine and Food Festival, please visit www.nycwff.org.

Fashion For The Pink Crusade October 5, 6:30-9:30 PM The Park Savoy Florham Park, NJ Join the Pink Crusade as it holds its third annual fashion show in support of breast cancer awareness. The event, which will be held at the prestigious Park Savoy in Florham Park, will benefit the breast program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the Saint Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center. The fashion show will be presented by Bloomingdales, Short Hills. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception as well as a runway-style fashion show presented by Bloomingdales. There will also be an auction and raffle for guests to participate in. To purchase tickets, visit w w w. ba rna bash ealth .org/fashion 4pinkcrusade or call 973-322-4321.

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The number of luxury models Aston Martin will sell of their limited edition Vantage GT8.

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The weight of the Lesedi La Rona diamond in carats, the world’s thirdlargest diamond. It was auctioned off by Sotheby’s in late June and sold for $140,000.

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The price for a dessert at the Windsor Court New Orleans, which pays homage to Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

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Number of passengers aboard the Adonia, the first U.S. cruise ship to sail to Cuba in nearly 40 years.

How much it would cost to build the Titanic today, according to TIME.

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The number of Tony Award nominations Hamilton received, a record for a Broadway production.


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By Nicole Fonzino

“How is Bobby? Gloria? Ally?” They have no idea how that makes me feel so loved.

Q: You’re known for throwing one of the hottest parties in the Hamptons. Tell us about your annual Luxury Luncheon. A: One of the perks of being famous is the wonderful free products people send me. I wanted to share that experience, so I created a giant gifting suite for my closest girlfriends with a gift bag valued at $5,000. It turned into what is now my annual Luxury Luncheon. Lunch is always served by the finest caterers like Carlyle off the Green, Chef David Burke and

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ou may know Jill Zarin as one of the original cast members of the hit Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of New York City, but there is much more to her than just an effervescent reality-TV personality. Her resume is extensive and shows her to be a serious entrepreneur. From Skweez Couture to Bed Bath & Beyond’s Jill Zarin home-product line to her own fine jewelry collection, she does it all. She co-authored Secrets of a Jewish Mother with her sister and mother, helps her husband Bobby with his long-time family-owned business Zarin Fabrics, and is full-time mom to a daughter. Even with that full plate, Zarin finds time to give back to charities she is deeply devoted to. One is the Eric Trump Foundation, where she serves as a member of the Executive Committee and helps raise money through her notable annual Luxury Luncheon event hosted at her Hamptons estate every summer. HudsonMOD caught up with Zarin during a break from her busy life to chat about her successes, throwing one of the hottest Hamptons soirees, and more. Q: After your experience on the Real Housewives of New York, would you venture into reality-TV again? A: I loved being on TV, and more importantly, the way fans respond to me and my family every day with love, respect and kindness. Fans ask me everyday on social media or in person,

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Q: What can you tell us about this year’s luncheon? A: The first thing you should expect to see is the gigantic tent overlooking the bay filled with live music and a lot of passed food. This year, we will be adding a $100 raffle ticket where one person will win the goodies inside “Jill’s Closet.” It will be filled with thousands of dollars worth of luxurious products, and the proceeds will go directly to the Eric Trump Foundation for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Q: Why is it important to give back to charitable organizations? A: Money never motivated me. I always worked hard and spend less than I make so I don’t have anxiety. What keeps me up is worrying about people who are suffering from illness. Children are the most vulnerable and have not had a chance to see the world. I have always admired Eric Trump and how, as a young adult, he saw the world and made it his personal mission to help children. I was compelled to come forward and offer anything we could do to support him.

Q: You’re also a successful entrepreneur with numerous ventures. How do you juggle all of these responsibilities? A: I just do one thing at time and have incredible people who work for us. Zarin Fabrics has a new online store with incredible gifts for everyone. My favorite is a furry thing that you put into a stroller or on the floor for a baby gift. Please check out www.zarinfabrics.com and sign up for our newsletters. We still travel the country promoting Secrets of a Jewish Mother that I co-wrote with my sister Lisa Wexler and my mom Gloria Kamen. We love to speak at any organization, but UJA, JCC and Hadassah are our specialties. For more information, please contact jill@jillzarin.com.

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