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REPEAT AFTER US:
“I WILL NOT RUSH THAT WHICH AFFECTS MY VISUAL APPEAL“
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4 MEET THE EDITORS 5 TREND REPORT 6 CALANDER 8 HEALTH 10 HOW TO 12 DESTINATIONS
SWITZERLAND, AUSTRALIA, VIRGINIA
18 GROOMING 20 WINTER
22 CARY GRANT 28 ART FAIR INSIDER beau
1. A boyfriend or male admirer. 2. A rich, fashionable young man; a dandy.
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S I G N AT U R E
L.L. BEAN HAS BEEN DEFINING NEW ENGLAND TRADITION SINCE LEON LONWOOD BEAN FOUNDED THE COMPANY NEARLY A CENTURY AGO. HIS SIGNATURE MARKS A NEW COLLECTION. WWW.LLBEAN.COM
meet the editors MEGAN ROSE PHILLIPS
“wishing you health, happiness, and peace”
“what the world needs is “maybe Christmas doesn’t
a return to sweetness and decency”
come from a store, maybe Christmas means alittle bit more”
Listening to on repeat: “Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding”
Listening to on repeat: “Fly on the Wall t.A.T.u.”
Listening to on repeat: “I Love It - Icona Pop”
Can’t live without: “Lipstick”
Can’t live without: “Starbucks!”
Go-to drink: “Ice cold Purple Haze”
Go-to drink: “I like my wines like I like my men, sweet, white, and imported”
Can’t live without: “Pepperoni”
Obsession: “Netflix” Next big purchase: “My wedding dress!” I’m lusting after: “The mythical ‘perfect winter boot’” On the weekends: “I’ve recently been Geocaching (look up this app) ”
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Obsession: “lately - Maui Jim” Next big purchase: “Probably a new Black Fleece blazer by Thome Brown for Brooks Brothers”
Go-to drink: “Crown and Coke” Obsession: “Reba McEntire” Next big purchase: “New sounds system for the car”
I’m lusting after: “the Louis Vuitton Carryall”
I’m lusting after: “a meaningful relationship”
On the weekends: “My boyfriend and I always go exploring - near home or away”
On the weekends: “Video games and homemade french fries with my bestie Angie”
Merry and bright AND FAR FROM WHITE
Whether it’s your socks peeking out, a blazer or even your pants, make a point to be bright this winter. Spice up your wadrobe with bold colors like crimson red, canary yellow, and royal blue. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your colors.
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Henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite premieres at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre
6 Washington DC established as capital of the US
Robert Ripley began his “Believe It or Not” column (NY Globe)
TIME’s Man of the Year is a computer
Hubble announces existence of distant galaxies
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London becomes the world’s first city to host licensed taxicabs.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold
King Edward VIII marries Mrs Wallis Simpson; abdicates throne, Duke of York becomes King George VI
Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first successful flight occurs near Kitty Hawk, NC
German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America
USE THESE HISTORICAL FACTS AS CONVERSATION TOPICS IN YOUR UPCOMING HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES.
1st Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)
Beatles release Beatles For Sale album
Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire premieres in New York City, NY
Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1
First Day of Winter
16 First string of Christmas tree lights is created by Thomas Edison
A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.
Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
Worldâ€™s first movie theatre opens in Paris, France
Charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week
The film Gone With The Wind premieres
A Charlie Brown Christmas premieres
Hanukkah begins at sundown
Fred Astaireâ€™s 1st film, Dancing Lady, released
Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: Study in Scarlet
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Health & Nutrition Not only is biking an adventure, it several fitness benefits tied into it. A relaxing bike ride (<10mph) burns on average 281 calories per hour. That is an 1,000+ calories for a 5 hour bike ride.
The human body is made of anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. A rule of thumb, 2/3 of body is consists of water, and it is the main component of human body. In today’s world, there are a lot “alternative means to hydrate your body. From gatorade to powerade, althetic companies have been producing new formulas to appeal to taste and keep us hydrated. However, nothing is better than old fashion water. It is what our bodies require to stay alive, and is the healthiest choice we can make. Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provieds a moist environment for ear, nose, and throat tissue. A lack of water can lead to dehydration. Even mild dehydration can drain you energy and make you very tired. We should drink a gallon of water a day, even more of you are athletically active. 10 BEAU
Having a blanced diet of fruits and vegetables is a sure way to loose weight, stay healthy, and fight cancer and other chronic diseases. Bananas are a strong source of potassium, and apples are rich in antioxidant compounds.
Smoothies are as close to a perfect meal you can get delicious, nutritous, and fast. You can get all the protein and carbs you need to start your day in a drink that takes little time to prepare. The best ingredients to use are, bananas, apples, flax seeds, low fat peanut butter, greek yogurt, and dragon fruit. You can even add small amounts of honey (avoid artificial sweeterns) to sweetn up the blends. A smoothie before a workout and a soothie after a workout will keep you going and full of enegery.
When most people think about running , they immediately dread the thought. Running is what we as humans have been programmed to do since the dawn of time. Once you get into a regular schedule, you can do 3.5 miles as a wram up. If you haven’t ever run on a regular basis, the trick to start with a power jog, and work your way up. The next thing you know, you will be running marathons.
The two tricks to any type of training is to stick with it and not not judge yourself based on others. If you have never run before, start with a light power walk and build up to a full run. This process takes time, but if you take it slow and work up to your goal at a gradual pace, the next thing you know will be running 3.5 miles,...as a warm up.
Let’s face it, who doesn’t want cut six pack abs and pecs that are as hard as steel? The trick is finding a balance between, cardio workouts, and core and abdominal exercises. Cardio workouts are what jumpstart our heart rates and “set the mood” for your weight work out. Utilizing the tread mill and eliptical
machines for a mere 15 minutes will allow you to start burning abdominal obscuring fat and start building your core. Abdominal exercise can be the most painful exercises you do, but are worth it in the end. These excersies include one arm suitcase deadlifts, hanging leg raises, plate transfer planks, and standing press.
Achieving a broad back is one of the toughest challenges you can face in the gym. However, you can easily incorporate a back and shoulder workout into your arm workout. Focus on exercises that broaden your range of motion and utilize your shoulders. Squats, cable cross-overs, dead -lifts, and pull ups are the best for a broader back. Like any work out routine, make it just that, a routine. Don’t slack off and the next thing you know, you will have a cut back.
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HOW TO pack a carry on
Weâ€™ve all had it happen. You donâ€™t want to ruin your trip with lost, stolen or damaged luggage, so use these tips to keep calm and carry on. Choose the right bag: go for a carry-on no larger than 45 inches (length plus width plus height). Wear your heavier items on the plane: the outercoat or boots you want to bring will take up too much space in you bag. Maximize your personal item: pack your leftover items into a large personal bag that will fit under your seat. Dont forget to put all of the items that you want to use on the plane in this bag. Roll your clothes: this minimizes wrinkles and maximizes space Color cordinate bring clothes that can be mixed and matched to create different outfits.
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1. Hotel Schweizerhof Bahnhofplatz 11, Bern 3001, Switzerland. Rooms start at $465; 2. Tom Ford Matteo plastic aviator sunglassess in matte black, $380; 3. Leica D-Lux 6, $799; 4. Prada Vitello Lux Textured belt, $300; 5. Hublot classic fusion titanium opalin 45mm watch, $8400; 6. Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Eau de Toilette, 3.3 oz. $78; 7. Louis Vuitton Pegase 55 Business suitcase in gray Taiga leather, $4600; 8. DODOcase Classic for iPad 2/3/4, $60; 9. Prada Spazzolato Double-Monk WingTip shoe, $640; 10. Mont Blanc Starwalker metal and rubber fountain pen. $630.
Old Town (Altstadt) is home to Switzerland’s tallest cathedral as well as other churches, bridges and a large collection of Renaissance fountains.
Bern Historical Museum (Bernisches Historisches Museum) contains collections related to the history of Berne from prehistory to the present and other permanent exhibitions from Asia and Egypt. It is a heritage site of national significance. Paul Klee Center (Zentrum Paul Klee) is dedicated to the person, life and work of Paul Klee (1879–1940). It houses the worldwide largest collection of Klee’s works. Paul Klee is regarded as one of the 20th century’s most important artists. Eisblume-Worb Inspired and delicious food with an extensive wine list, this converted greenhouses makes for a romantic setting on a cold night in Bern. BEAU DECEMBER 2012 15
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1. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania, rooms start at $445; 2. Nikon cool pix Nikon CoolPix AW100 16MP Waterproof Digital Camera w/GPS Blue, $350; 3. Aussie Bum 70’s Sky, $57; 4. Triple Graces Quinns Sunnies, $73; 5. Lamis Carry On Bag, Price upon request; 6. Air Repair Kit, $39; 7. Life Proof IPhone Case, $80; 8. Brita Bottle Aqua, $10; 9. Aveeda Sun Care after-sun hair masque, $26; 10. Yurbuds headphones, $30.
Drift-snorkel in a rainforest The 900,000-hectare Wet Tropics is one of the most bio diverse rainforests on the planet. Launch into the swift current in hip-deep water and drift facedown in the river. No flippers required. Don’t forget your underwater camera! One for the road Tasmania’s wine industry has more than 250 vineyards. Keep an eye out for cellar doors not listed, where the guy pouring the tastings is likely to be the winemaker, offering treasure hunters the best drops of all. Take an edible road trip Spend a week driving up Tasmania’s east coast and the road is your pantry: strawberries picked at Sorrell’s Fruit Farm, home-made scallop pies in Bicheno, and crusty Leavenbank organic bread from St Helens. Enjoy your edible souvenirs and reflect on how good life tastes.
Go bare in the Whitsundays The world’s finest sailing with scenery to rival the Caribbean. Companies such as Cumberland Charter Yachts will entrust you with a million-dollar vessel provided you undergo a briefing on basic sailing. Fill it with provisions and friends and off you go for days of island exploration, snorkeling among reef fish and mooring for sunset cocktails. BEAU DECEMBER 2012 17
Natural Bridge, Virginia
1. Victorinox Swiss Army dive master 500 watch, $795; 2. AquaOvo Therm-O Terra eco thurmal glass vessel, $29; 3. Brookstone Buckingham 4-person picnic basket with blanket, $154; 4. Copa Columbia Vally merlot, $36 for 12; 5. Victorinox Swiss Army Classic in camoflauge, $24; 6. Maglite Mag-Tac® LED flashlight, $90; 7. Orlebar Brown Setter swim shorts, $230; 8. Deuter FUTURA Hicking Backpack, $226; 9. Gold Canyon 16oz suede leaves candle, $35.48; 10. L.L. Bean Big Woods Dome 8-Person Tent, $499.
To Do: Hike the Natural Bridge Go on a hiking trip in one of the most beaitful locations this country has to offer, the Natural Bridge of Natural Bridge, Virginia. Enjoy trails such as the Cave Mountain Lake trail and the James River Face Wilderness Area. Make sure to wear your durable hiking boots and pack plenty of water. Swim in the Waterfall Basin. Take a dive in one of the several waterfall basins the Natural Bridge hiking trails has to offer. Swim under falling water and immerse yourself in a world forgotten. Don’t forget your swim trunks and sunscreen. Even though it is not the beach, you can still get burned.
Climb the Waterfall Cliffs. Ever tracked a waterfall to its source? Don you hiking boots and climbing gloves and set out on an adventure that will end in nature. Scale the side of a waterfall and follow the river to where it was formed. Don’t forget your trustee swim trunks and take a dive in the natrual springs where these ajestic waterfalls were created. BEAU DECEMBER 2012 19
Grooming Winter Moisturizers Dry
Elemis SOS Survival Cream works to comfort overworked skin that’s dry. Pores are purified and oil production regulated with lavender, eucalyptus and myrrh. You’ll love the soothing sensation and hydrating invigoration, that makes this moisturizer a must-have. timetospa.com $72.00
This clever hydrator provides more intensive moisturization where skin needs it most and will not add shine or clog your pores. SuperSkin Care Hydra Balance has virgin coconut oil for unmatched moisturization, and skin-softening glycerin. SPF 15. dermstore.com $20.00
Even if you have oily skin you have to hydrate. Use Evolution Man’s Moisturizer which gives the skin the necessary hydration with a clean, matte finish. The SPF 20 adds a great bit of protection and contains ingredients designed to calm razor burn. evolution-man.com $26.00
The Look Of
The Dapper Man This classic cut is long on top and shorter on the sides and back. 1. Spray a sea salt spray like Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray ($24 sephora.com) all through the hair until it feels damp.
2. Blast a blow dryer like Solano’s Xtreme Dryer ($119 folica.com) on high and use your fingers to work the hair upwards while drying.
3. Pull the hair forward and then bend it back so you get the shape, and ensure you don’t miss the roots while drying.
4. The main trick is to keep working your fingers through the roots; this will create an insane amount of movement from within. You need that.
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GLOVES When it starts to get cold, the part of our body that pays the most is our hands. By outfitting ourselves with a strong leather or light knit, we can keep our mobility with out our hands without them freezing. Finger tipless gloves are the best when you need you fingertips.
SCARVES Even in today’s world, scarves
are still considered taboo. It’s looked down upon for them to wear scarves regardless of how stylish or in season they may be. Not only do scarves add to the silloutte, they also play a key part in keeping our necks warm. And by keeping our necks warm, they allow our bodies to retain up to 50% of our body heat. During the winter months when it’s time to start bundeling up, this can keep us cozy and warm in our winter outfits. The best scarf to wear is one made of cashmier wool or thick but breathable cotton. You can accessorize them with anything from jeans and a T-Shirt to a blazer and top coat.
HATS The quickest way we get sick is when our heads get cold. Wearring a hat, while not only being fashioable, can prevent us from catching a cold. In this day and age we cannot afford to get sick with all the hustle and bussle going on. Wool caps or Russion style hats are a safe bet becasue they keep your ears warm and are usually made of soft wool or faux fur, adding to the warmth.
Portrait of a
Archibald Alexander Leach was born on January 18, 1904 at 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield, Bristol, U.K. to Elsie Maria Kingdon and Elias James Leach. An only child, Leach had an unhappy upbringing, attending Bishop Road Primary School. His mother had suffered from clinical depression since the death of a previous child. Her husband placed her in a mental institution, and told his nineyear-old son only that she had gone away on a “long holiday.“ Believing she was dead, Grant did not learn otherwise until he was 31 and discovered her alive in a care facility. When grant was 10, his father abandoned him after remarrying and having a baby with his new young wife. After being expelled from school in 1918 and joining the “Bob Pender Stage Troupe,“ Leach performed as a stilt walker and traveled with the group to the United States in 1920 at the age of 16. 24 BEAU
Durring the two year tour in the U.S., Leach decided to stay and continue his stage career which he became a part of the vaudeville world where he gained experience in “phenomenal physical grace and exquisite comic timing“ and
gave their new actor a list of surnames to choose from, and he selected “Grant“ because the initials C and G had already proved lucky for Clark Gable and Gary Cooper. Known for his transatlantic accent, deb-
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the value of teamwork. After appearing in several musicals on Broadway under the name Archie Leach, Grant went to Hollywood in 1931 where he was told to change his name. He proposed “Cary Lockwood“ which referred to the character he had played in the Broadway show Nikki. He signed with Paramount Pictures, where studio bosses decided that the name “Cary“ was acceptable, but “Lockwood“ was too similar to another actor’s surname. Paramound then
onair demeanor and “dashing good looks,“ the English-born American film and stage actor is considered one of classic Hollywood’s definitive leading men. Grant appeared as a leading man opposite Marlene Dietrich in Blond Venus (1932), and his stardom was given a further boost by Mae West when she chose him for her leading man in two of her most successful films: She Done Him Wrong and I’m No Angel (both 1933). Grant was the first BY JORDAN CAUSEY
I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.
actor to â€œgo independentâ€œ by not renewing his studio contract, effectively leaving the studio system, which almost completely controlled what an actor could or could not do. In this way, Grant was able to control every aspect of his career. Although he was nominated for two Academy Awards, for Penny Serenade (1941) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944), Grant never won a competitive Oscar; he received a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1970. Cary Grant retired from the screen at age 62 when his daughter, Jennifer, was born. Although he passed away at the age of 82 on November 29, 1986, he is remebered as a gentleman of the century.
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Another year has come and gone leaving many changes in itâ€™s wake. The elections seem to have divided our nation as opposed to united us as followed the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Feuds between families, friends, neighbors and communities strained and/or severed relationships. As stress builds on the unemployed and those of us fighting to maintain stability in our lives, let us focus on what this time of year has always meant: a reflection of the good in the past and resoloutions to improve our furture: 2012 What were some of the highlights of 2011 for you? What were some of the challenges that you rose to meet? What were some of the things you put to rest and truly let go of? How are you different from one year ago? What surprised you? How did you surprise yourself? Who did you deepen your intimacy and friendship with this year? Who are you eternally grateful to for their generosity and kindness? Who and what gave you your biggest laughs from this year? What book, piece of art,
music, food blew your mind this year? How did you use your unique gifts this year, in ways big or small, to serve? How did you take more responsibility for your choices and life? How did you take better care of yourself this year? How and when did you love well (well meaning maturely, functionally)? What were your most fun experiences, hands down? What are you proud of? What can you forgive yourself for? Who and what are you grateful for?
FTER IDNIGHT BY JORDAN CAUSEY
Who What Are You Greatful For?
What is the highest, most gentle, and best vision you have for yourself this coming year?
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2013 What are your top 5 big goals for this coming year? What is it that you know that you need more of or less of in order to be free to listen to your inner calling(s) and nudges? What is your highest, most gentle and best vision you could have for your life this coming year (emotionally. intellectually. physically. artistically. spiritually. sensually. geographically. socially? How do you want to feel at the end of this coming year? What are your top 5 priorities for this coming year?
How best can you use your gifts to both enjoy and serve in equal measure this coming year? What do you look forward to taking a stand for this coming year? What are your most deeply held values that will guide your choices this coming year? What skill or talent do you want to nurture this year? What parts of your humanity do you want to embody a lot this coming year (humility? bravery? surrender? vulnerability? tenderness? directness? moderation?)?
May 2012 end on a note of an open heart, one that knows the preciousness of all of us. And may 2013 be a big blast off year of dreams both subtle and huge coming true more sweetly than we could have even imagined in it any ritual.
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art fair INSIDERS THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
amien Hirst’s retrospective exhibition at London’s Tate Modern drew nearly half a million visitors. Although it turned out there were heavy losses. The gallery says 9,000 butterflies died during a 23-week run of the solo show. One of Hirst’s most important early creations, “In and Out of Love”, featured thousands of live butterflies, and was made up of two works. In the humid upstairs room, tropical butterflies emerged from pupae attached to white painted canvases. Flowers and sugar water enabled them to fly, mate and lay eggs until they died. Hirst’s second installation featured monochrome gloss paintings with the bodies of dead butterflies fixed into the paint. The 47-year-old artist used tropical butterflies from the Owl and Heliconius species that can live for up to nine months in their natural habitat. Those featured at the exhibition reportedly survived for between a few hours and several days. Hirst made his name as the creator of a shark preserved in formaldehyde, and Mother and Child Divided, a cow and a calf sliced in half and displayed in glass tanks filled with formaldehyde, which won the Turner prize in 1995. The British artist explained he “tried to make a comparison between art and life in the upstairs and downstairs installations, a crazy thing to do when in the end it’s all art.”
by MEGAN PHILLIPS
“It’d be nice to make lots of money but it’s quite difficult, because every time I make lots of money I make a bigger piece that costs lots of money.”- Damien Hirst
Damien Hirst Sympathy in White Major - Absolution II 2006 (Detail) Butterflies and household gloss on canvas © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved. DACS 2012. Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates
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