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Zaha Hadid The award-winning architect who masterfully blurs the line between art and architecture brings her magic to Miami.
the venice of america Fort Lauderdale attracts the world’s wealthiest with its waterfront property and yachting lifestyle.
five stars, four cities A clutch of see-and-be-seen hotels have opened their doors to the international jet-set.
home sweet home Art collector/philanthropist Ella FontanalsCisneros shows us her fabulous homes around the world.
L.A. Design Bizarre, beautiful and entirely brilliant, Los Angeles’ architecture is as varied as its 4 million residents.
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one last look Pérez Art Museum Miami opens just in time for Art Basel.
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CONTRIBUTORS Brooklyn-based Michael Kaplan has written pieces for Details, Wired, Men’s Journal, Playboy, The New York Times and the New York Post, as well as four books. Kaplan—who resides in a 115-year-old house and has a longstanding interest in design and architecture—was honored to co-write the story on Zaha Hadid (page 34) for this issue. “Not only does she design some of the most striking buildings in the world, but she manages to do so in ways that no one could have anticipated,” he says. “The idea of putting up a luxury apartment building without any interior columns, as is the case with One Thousand Museum, blows my mind.” New York denizen Rachel Aydt, who wrote our Spotlight on Armani/Casa Miami (page 20), has been working in publishing for 20 years. She has been on staff as an editor and researcher at American Heritage and Cosmopolitan, among other magazines, and now spends most of her days writing about the arts for TIME International as well as penning pieces for Redbook, Prevention and Quest. Aydt is also a professor at The New School University, where she has been teaching courses on creative and media writing since 2001. She lives in Manhattan’s East Village with her young son, Jamie, and her husband, Jim.
Andrea Bennett helped put together our international luxury hotel roundup, “Five Stars, Four Cities” (page 44). A contributing editor for Travel + Leisure and the former anonymous hotel critic for the New York Post, Bennett’s work has appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Town & Country, USA Today, Money, Fortune, Men’s Journal and The Wall Street Journal.
Paige Bowers began her writing career in D.C. on the foreign desk of The Washington Times. After two years of interviewing a global cast of characters that included a Nobel laureate, the first female leader of a Muslim nation and assorted prime ministers, she left the nation’s capital to return to her Southern roots. Now based in Louisiana, Bowers—who interviewed Ella Fontanals-Cisneros for ONE Life (page 48)— also contributes to TIME, USA Today, The New York Times, People, Allure, Glamour, SELF, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta and Palm Beach Illustrated. 8
Andy Wang, who co-wrote the Zaha Hadid profile, is a former editor at the New York Post, where he oversaw the Home and Travel sections. He also developed a section in the paper devoted to high-end property, Alexa Luxe Living. Wang has written for publications including The New York Times, MSNBC.com, Las Vegas Weekly and Ocean Drive. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is editing an e-book for hip-hop artist Ja Rule. Former New York Post Travel Editor David Landsel has been traveling and writing about his journeys for 15 years. After visiting all 50 states and too many countries to count, he recently settled down in one of his favorite places—Southern California. On page 54, Landsel uncovers the beauty of Los Angeles’ unique architecture. “L.A. is a city that tends to play it cool,” says the new West Coaster. “Really getting to know Los Angeles takes effort, but the rewards are immense.”
After driving the all-electric Tesla Model S sedan for the story on page 23, veteran auto writer Howard Walker described the experience as “electrifying.” Walker has been reviewing new cars for magazines around the world for more than three decades. His personal ride? A ’76 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible— “the perfect Florida car,” he says.
Danica Lo helped research many of the articles in this issue and wrote about London’s newest luxury hotel, the gorgeous Bulgari in Knightsbridge. A former Wilhelmina plus-size model-turnedfashion editor, Lo’s favorite places in the world include the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, England’s Bodleian Library and Helsinki in the summertime.
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Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. In New York and London, auction houses buzz with brilliant new works and dizzying masterpieces. Art Basel Miami Beach and the city’s social season are just around the corner. And as buyers and brokers return from their summer adventures, the real estate market continues to rise. When I set out to create ONE Life, I wanted a magazine that would showcase the Sotheby’s lifestyle and how we live today. In this issue, I’m excited to celebrate the most fascinating people, homes, food, art and architecture. Whether you collect modern art or rare wine, ONE Life’s “Acquire” section, beginning on page 15, will help you navigate this season’s auctions, with insider access to the latest sales on both sides of the pond. In a market where a Cézanne fetches $250 million and discovering the next Keith Haring could reap even bigger dividends, learning how to identify emerging talent is a rare and valuable skill. We asked two very experienced and dynamic art advisors, Sarah Jane Bruce and Flavia Masetto, to offer their insight. Turn to page 26 to read what they shared. The line between art and architecture is ever blurred, and Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid is stirring things up even more with a dramatic new vision for the Miami skyline. One Thousand Museum on Biscayne Boulevard, set amidst downtown’s bold new Miami Worldcenter neighborhood, is one of the most exciting projects I have ever been involved with. On page 34, we take a closer look at what the renowned architect has in store for Miami. Another visionary seamlessly blending art and architecture is Ella Fontanals-Cisneros. Turn to page 48 to take a peek inside the distinctive homes of this extraordinary collector and philanthropist, from Switzerland to New York to Miami. At ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, we believe art takes many forms and has the power to transform people and cities—just look at Art Basel and how it has elevated Miami to a global elite destination. That is why we foster an appreciation of the arts and enable and encourage our agents to participate in art lectures, gallery openings and world-class art fairs. As they become more knowledgeable, they can connect on a more elevated and personal level with our international clients through this shared passion for and experience with art. That is the ONE Life lifestyle, a life worth celebrating.
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The decadence of the 1920s lives on in timeless Art Deco accessories.
The Gatsby Effect When Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic twist on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby hit theaters in May, it made an immediate impact on contemporary style. Nowhere was that more apparent than at Sotheby’s, where diamond-encrusted Art Deco jewelry saw brisk—and big—sales at auction. “The truly spectacular pieces from the period are becoming increasingly rare, so they tend not only to hold their value but to increase,” says Carol Elkins, a senior specialist in Sotheby’s jewelry department. Trend-wise, buyers are very interested in necklaces, Elkins says, and they tend to purchase pieces (such as a platinum, natural pearl and diamond sautoir by Cartier that recently sold for $425,000) that can be worn with either jeans or a fabulous gown. Stackable bracelets are also hot, as evidenced by the platinum, colored stone, diamond and pearl Tutti Frutti bracelet by Cartier (above) that sold for $1.4 million. Other notable sales: An 18-karat gold, diamond and jade cigarette case by Van Cleef & Arpels (top right) sold for $22,500; a Boucheron evening bag featuring platinum, diamond and seed pearl went for $56,250; and an antique diamond, platinum and emerald brooch (right) fetched nearly $3 million—five times its estimated value. “Art Deco style is never going to go away,” Elkins says. “It’s as timeless as the pyramids.”
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London Swings Sotheby’s and kasmin celebrate the innovative british art of the sixties.
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Kasmin (left) in his gallery with artist Sir Anthony Caro in 1967 during the installation of Caro’s exhibit.
Top of page: John Hoyland’s 25.6.66, 1966. Above: David Annesley, Untitled (Circle), 1966. Right: Month of May, Anthony Caro, 1963.
London in the 1960s was the capital of cool, a place where the hemlines were short, Mini Coopers were the preferred mode of transport and The Beatles composed the soundtrack of the time. It was also a hub for all things new and exciting in visual art—and this past September, Sotheby’s London put on an exhibit and sale to illustrate just how deep the country’s creativity ran throughout the decade. “The New Situation: Art in London in the Sixties” was a collaboration between Sotheby’s modern and post-war British art department and the legendary art dealer Kasmin—whose gallery hosted David Hockney’s breakout solo exhibition in 1963, cementing Hockney’s status as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
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Two black leather and stainless steel Oscar Niemeyer armchairs and an ottoman— designed in the 1970s and once parked in the lobby of the French Communist Party headquarters—sold for $35,233.
summer 2013 Furniture and art commanded top dollar in May and June.
Photographer Andreas Gursky’s wall-sized shots of the international stock exchange were popular during the Wall Street boom, but not so much during the global financial crisis. In late June, the tide turned again as collectors snapped up five of Gursky’s prints at a London auction for between $744,063 and $3.32 million a pop. A rare Persian carpet owned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. sold for $33.7 million, more than five times its estimated sale price, making it the highest-grossing carpet in history. The previous record-holder was a blueleaf patterned rug from Iran, which sold for $9.6 million in 2010.
Cy Twombly’s etchings will be auctioned November 13-14.
Poems to the Sea In 1959, the painter Cy Twombly and his wife, Tatiana Franchetti, moved to Sperlonga, an idyllic Italian fishing village located between Rome and Naples. He described the Mediterranean Sea around him as “always just white, white, white. And then, even when the sun comes up, it becomes a lighter white.” Inspired, Shortstop, 1957, John Chamberlain Twombly etched 24 works in graphite pencil and wax crayon in one day—spare but complex drawings infused with classical, poetic and sexual references. This abstract series, “Poems to the Sea,” is among the featured offerings from the New York-based Dia Art Foundation being auctioned by Sotheby’s in November. The suite alone is expected to bring in $6 million to $8 million for Dia, whose other works being auctioned include pieces by Barnett Newman and John Chamberlain. Dia is hoping to raise at least $20 million at the November 13-14 auction for an acquisition budget.
A lack of modern and impressionist paintings on the art market is driving up prices. Monet’s 1908 Le Palais Contarini (left) sold for $30.8 million in London; Mondrian’s Composition With Red, Yellow and Blue (1927) went for $14.5 million; Picasso’s 1971 drawing L’étreinte merited $4.8 million; and another Picasso, Femme Assise en Robe Grise, from the private collection of the artist’s granddaughter Marina, sold for $5 million.
UPCOMING EVENTS November 7: Furniture, sculpture and objets d’art auction in Paris November 12: Important watches auction in Geneva November 13: Finest and rarest wines auction in London November 18: Orientalist paintings and Islamic art auction in Paris November 26-27: Modern and contemporary art auction in Milan December 11: African and Oceania arts auction in Paris December 17: Israeli and international art auction in New York March 31: Made in Britain sale in London ONELIFE
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Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman by linda marx
Marchesa’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection, inspired by a Goya painting, reflected the feminity of the Romantic period.
I tend to veer toward the dramatic, and our brand embodies the spirit of Marchesa [Luisa Casati].”
Co-founded in 2004 by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Marchesa has become synonymous with high style. The stunning eveningwear, inspired by vintage silhouettes but with a modern flair, creates elegant drama on the runways—and on the red carpet. Stars like Jennifer Lopez, Sienna Miller, Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Alba grace Hollywood events draped in Marchesa, and stylistas the world over have closets filled with their designs. Now both 37, Chapman and Craig met while studying at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Aware of their similar design aesthetic, the friends decided to launch a fashion line after graduating, with Chapman focusing on design creation and Craig specializing in textile prints. ONE caught up with New York–based Chapman to talk about inspiration, travel and Marchesa’s new venture. On her muse, socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati “[She] was a living work of art, and was so daring and dramatic in the way she dressed—an ideal I strive to achieve in each collection…. I tend to veer toward the dramatic, and our brand embodies the spirit of Marchesa in this way.” Her inspiration “[It] can strike me at the oddest moments— mostly late at night and often from a piece of art, a book I am reading or a film that I watch before bed. Travel, of course, has had a great influence on my designs, and I have always been drawn to Indian and Asian elements.” Marchesa’s new line “Marchesa Voyage has its own DNA, of a global traveler. It’s a glamorous, effortless and seasonless global lifestyle, whether a woman is traveling to a remote island, going to work or running errands on the weekend. The target customer is both our current clients who are looking to incorporate our signature aesthetic into their everyday wardrobe as well as a new set of women who embody a glamorous, relaxed spirit in their daily lives. The specific inspiration for our debut collection is a reflection of the many travels Keren and I have experienced throughout our lives…. It’s full of eclectic pieces in custom prints and unexpected color combinations with intense, saturated and vivid hues.” Must-carry travel items “I bring along whatever can make me feel as if I am at home, no matter where I am—like my own down pillow and Frette pillowcase. I love to take pictures, so I take my Canon camera. Inspiration can strike at any moment.” ◗
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Even in a city entrenched in the finest spectrum of luxuries, it’s hard not to notice Armani/ Casa. The stately and inviting 1,200-square-foot expanse in Miami’s Design District glows from the inside out with the warmth of furnishings and decor that would look as at home in a small ocean-side bungalow as in a palatial villa. Inside the gorgeous showroom—one of only three Casa stores in the United States—the experience is uniquely European. “Our store is different from any other that exists in Miami, and perhaps in the whole southeast United States,” says Massimo Melchiorre, CEO of Armani/Casa Miami. “The concept is taken from all the other Armani/Casa stores in the world, and perhaps for this reason it is so European.” The sophisticated environment is at once spacious and intimate—filled with luxe oversized 20
pieces, each object carefully paired with accent lighting and accoutrements. The showroom is pieced together with bold items such as the imperial red Baloon chair, created by Roppongi Hill in Tokyo and crafted in Italy, and the more neutral limited-edition Borromini bentwood chaise lounge. The collection was inspired by the French Art Deco period of the first half of the twentieth century, a design sensibility already deeply anchored in South Beach. The piece of the moment, says Melchiorre, is a bookcase called The Freud. The shelf/room partition is hand-constructed with a fine finish called black straw marquetry, a technique developed in France during the Art Deco period. It’s crafted from pieces of individually painted straw thermally glued to a wooden base in a shape meant to evoke the sun’s rays. But design enthusiasts will do better to make the trip to Armani/Casa and see it all for themselves—the casa, after all, is a masterpiece in its own right. “As soon as clients step into the showroom, they experience something detached from everything else outside,” Melchiorre says. “They just enjoy the visit and embrace Armani lifestyle as we love it.” ◗ Armani/Casa Miami, 10 NE 39th St., Miami, 305.573.4331
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The Short List Size Length 196", width 86.2", height 56.5", weight 4,647 lbs Models 60 kWh: $62,400 85 kWh: $72,400 85 kWh Performance: $87,400 Speed 60 kWh: 0-60 mph 5.9 secs, top speed 120 mph, range 230 miles; 85 kWh: 0-60mph 5.4 secs, top speed 125 mph, range 300 miles; 85 kWh: 0-60 mph 4.2 sec, top speed 130 mph, range 300 miles Under the Hood Liquid-cooled Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack (more than 7,000 cells), rear-mounted three-phase, four-pole AC motor, single-speed reduction gear, rear-wheel drive
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The revolutionary 2013 Tesla Model S may well be the future of the luxury automobile.
Cool Features Frameless side windows, 17-inch touchscreen, all-glass panoramic roof, pop-out door handles, active air suspension, full-HD back-up camera, zero tailpipe emissions
By HOWARD WALKER How do you define luxury in an automobile? Cathedral-like silence? Neckcontorting performance? Lots of interior space? The new Model S from
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Tesla—the Silicon Valley company founded by Elon Musk, who made a mint selling PayPal to eBay before creating gorgeous, technologically advanced vehicles—is all that and more. In a nutshell, the Model S is quieter than Marcel Marceau on Ambien. It has a 0-to-60 time (4.2 seconds) that will pretty much guarantee blue lights in your rear view. And there are New York City apartments with less room inside than this sedan.
pack, which is still pretty amazing. In comparison, the new i3 electric BMW gets just 100 miles a charge on average. Driving the S is an experience one won’t soon forget. Imagine being fired from an oversized catapult or the sensation of being thrust upward after
By definition, the average high-end luxury car should also come with
reaching the bottom of a bungee jump. It’s intoxicating, addictive and breath-
lots of cylinders—at least eight, maybe 12. This car has zero—because it’s
taking, and with its flat battery pack way down beneath the floor, the car’s
all electric. What we’re looking at is quite possibly the future of the luxury
center of gravity is somewhere in Australia. Add to that the near-perfect
vehicle: stylish, sexy, elegant, beautifully appointed, fast, fun to drive and
48/52 weight balance, and the car carves curves likes it’s running on Velcro.
completely free of those nasty global-warming emissions.
This is a big car—almost 200 inches nose to tail, about the same length as
Before you get a serious case of range anxiety, understand the Model S is
a Lexus LS. Inside, it’s vast, with plenty of room to cross your legs in the back.
different than most electrics: It has a huge battery bank that might just be big
Plus there’s space behind the rear seat to offer a couple of jump seats for the
enough to power L.A. during a brownout. In the Tesla S, that means a range of
kids. Techies will salivate at the 17-inch iPad-like touchscreen in the center of
300 miles on a full charge or 232 miles on the cheaper, lesser-amped battery
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Apres Ski Chez Vous Merriam-Webster defines apres ski as a social activity after a day of skiing. For the lucky owners of Viceroy Residences, there is no finer experience than entertaining friends and family in the comfort of chez vous—your own slope-side home. With amazing views, the conveniences of a ski valet, the insider knowledge of a concierge and a cast of superlative amenities (from room service to housekeeping to child-care arrangements), Viceroy residents are never encumbered with petty annoyances. There’s no need to worry about transporting equipment from home to slope, making dinner reservations or arranging housekeeping. Add to that an award-winning restaurant—Eight K—and a 7,000-square-foot spa providing the perfect bit of pampering, and life at Viceroy is hard to beat. Just outside, with more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, Snowmass Mountain is large and varied enough that everyone—from beginning to intermediate skiers, from snowboarders to those who crave backcountry experiences—will be more than satisfied with the slopes and trails. The 152 ski-in/out luxury condo-hotel units at Viceroy Residences truly are the ideal ski and summer vacation homes. As an added convenience, when owners are away, they can contract Viceroy to rent out their homes, which begin at $259,000 for studios and go up to $2.5 million for four-bedroom residences. Clearly, the range of properties and prices help to make Viceroy Residences not only a place to bank family memories but also a savvy business move for a wide range of ski lovers. Sales are expected to be steep again this winter, with three local banks already financing purchases and eager to lend on what many consider to be the most sophisticated and ultra-modern address in Aspen/Snowmass.
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However, as broker Lisa Price of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty puts it, “The whole idea behind this is that you are not just buying a property. You are buying a place where your family can bond and have awesome vacations. With all of the services we offer, your oversight becomes minimal. Because everything is taken care of, families spend quality time together, having fun rather than sorting out details. In short, to own a property at Viceroy Snowmass is to have a place where you can build memories for years to come.” At Viceroy, Jean-Michel Gathy has focused on creating a clean and modern look for the interiors—and the building itself is LEED Gold-certified, which reduces heating costs and helps the environment. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of Snowmass Village as well as the namesake mountain. All residences come fully furnished with cozy fireplaces and kitchens outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances that are sure to bring out the top chef in anyone. While Snowmass has attracted families for decades with its perfect mix of all-ages activities, including weekly rodeos and summer concerts, Aspen is just a 15-minute drive away. There you can indulge in the city’s wide variety of dining options, nightlife and high-end shopping. Viceroy owners receive complimentary transportation to and from Aspen; those who stay on property enjoy discounts on food, beverages, and spa services. A great location, fabulous amenities and luxurious living spaces are complemented by a staff that works hard to please. As General Manager Hugh Templeman likes to say, “Whatever you need, we will make it happen.” ◗ For sales and more information, please contact Lisa Price, director of sales 855.923.4500 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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The expansive and cozy residences at Viceroy are nestled in Snowmass Mountain, with more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain right outside. Enjoy a day on the slopes, unwind at the spa, then relax by the fire in your private condo.
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COLLECT by LIZA GRANT SMITH
artas investment Buy what you like, not what someone else says you should like. “Of course art’s an investment,” says Bruce. “Sometimes it’s a very good investment that has incredible returns for people who do it smartly. But it’s a mistake to think of it only as an investment financially. You need to think of it as an investment emotionally and aesthetically.“ Adds Masetto: “The best strategy is first to rely on the emotional value a piece of art might have. Then it will never lose its value.” 26
Research the source. The duo recommends buying only from galleries that have a tested reputation and whose artists have been seen at events such as international exhibits, museum shows and biennials. It is also a good idea to understand how the gallery manages the abundance or scarcity of an artist’s oeuvre. The art market is driven by the rules of supply and demand; obviously, the rarer and harder it is to acquire an artist’s work, the higher the value. A gallery that is astute about making sure the market isn’t flooded with an artist’s work—and carefully selects the venues where they will exhibit and makes sure pieces are sold into important collections—is doing its job. Read your artist’s résumé. Bruce and Masetto advise potential buyers to take the artist’s bio into consideration. Buy from artists who went to good schools and who are extremely engaged in a dialogue with what’s happening in the art world now. Look at their track record in secondary market auctions as well as the quality and variety of their work. ◗
Kenneth Kemble, Untitled from the Rhombus series, 1966
courtesy galeria nuno centeno
When it comes to smart investing, sophisticated players know to look outside the stock market to alternative assets like fine art. However, they also know that just like betting on a startup, investing in an emerging artist is highly speculative. Without a track record, it is impossible to predict whether an artist’s work will stand the test of time. Fine art advisors Sarah Jane Bruce (sjbfineartservices.com) and Flavia Masetto (flaviamasettofinearts.com), partners at Masetto Bruce Advisory, offer a few guidelines for choosing investment pieces just in time for Art Basel Miami.
Cathy Carver. Artwork © 2013 the artists; courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London
California Minimalism on display: the Primary Atmospheres installation at David Zwirner New York in 2010
Dan Rees, Untitled, 2012
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W h at ’ s c at c h i n g t h e i r e y e n o w ?
DeWain Valentine, Circle Light Sepia to Dapple Gray, 1970-1971
Sarah Jane Bruce: California Minimalism The secondary market has been heating up for a while, and the prices have been rising on all these artists—but you’re only now starting to see some of the work come up at auction. I think in the next three to five years, you’ll see it come up to auction more frequently, which will cause the market to heat up even more.”
Helen Pashgian, Untitled (Column #8),
courtesy galeria nuno centeno
Mary Corse, Untitled (Multi White Inner Band), 2004
Yayoi Kusama, Dreaming Women, 2010
COURTESY VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON, ota fine arts, tokyo and yayoi kusama studio inc. © VARDA CAIVANO
Secundino Hernández, Untitled, 2011
Flavia Masetto: Conceptual Art
We’ve seen a lot of conceptual art lately, and collectors are starting to look for a new meaning or emotional approach in painting— a bit of a coming back to the source, to the trace and expression of the brush and the paint as a matter. There has been more demand for works of painting lately, and I see a strong growth potential in this medium right now, especially in Europe and America.” ONELIFE
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Argentina’s “Secret” Restaurant Scene The latest culinary craze sweeping Buenos Aires? Dining with a chef a casa. BY Michael Kaplan Home cooking takes on new meaning in Argentina’s bustling capital city, where chefs have turned their domiciles into dining establishments known as puertas cerradas (“closed doors”). Essentially semi-private restaurants, these establishments offer an experience that visitors would otherwise be hard-pressed to access. In the homes of chefs, travelers not only dine on the most authentic local cuisine but get a true cultural lesson as well. The smoky meat-intensive asados of the Adentro Dinner Club (adentrodinnerclub.com) is authentic Argentine fare at its best, 28
served in the home of Chef Gabriel Aguallo and his girlfriend, Kelly Brenner. But while traditional Argentine food is certainly popular on the scene, many puertas cerradas offering cuisine from other parts of the world are thriving as well. At Cocina Sunae (cocinasunae.com), a spot-on Southeast Asian house, the pho is so good it transports diners to the street-side kitchens of Hanoi. NOLA (nolachef.net) and I Latina (ilatinabuenosaires.com) serve up Cajun and Colombian/Caribbean fusion, respectively. Casa Felix (colectivofelix.com/casa-felix) offers innovative pescetarian. A standout dish here is Chef Diego Felix’s fresh anchovies encrusted with herbs in red pepper sauce. “You can’t put these on
Clockwise, from top right: Guests can join Chef Gabriel and his girlfriend, Kelly at their dinner table on Wednesdays at Adentro Dinner Club; prepping plates at NOLA; baked clams at NOLA, dinner guests mingle over wine and appetizers at Adentro Dinner Club, fire-grilled shrimp at Adentro Dinner Club; Chef Gabriel prepares meat for the parrilla
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a restaurant menu; nobody will order them,” Felix says. “But at my house, you’ll eat anchovies and they will be delicious.” Felix’s statement identifies a key element of puertas cerradas dining: You put yourself in the hands of the chef—and emerge all the better for it. Unlike in a standard restaurant, you eat the way the chef wants you to eat. There’s no menu of options, rather a set menu of courses determined by the chef. This way, diners are sure to have a satisfying meal, as after all the chef tends to know best. Pablo Abromovsky, who helms the French-focused Paladar (paladarbuenosaires.com.ar) with his sommelier wife, says it best: “In gastronomy, small-scale brings better food. I bring a
level of service that a chef in a regular restaurant cannot.” Perhaps the ultimate testament to the quality and endurance of puertas cerradas is that they are embraced not only by travelers but also by locals of a food-crazed city where culinary standards are high. Allie Lazar, whose pickupthefork.com blog covers the Buenos Aires dining scene, says the reason is simple: “It’s good food made by well-known chefs, who often serve the kinds of dishes that you just can’t get anywhere else.” Besides, she adds, the environment can’t be beat: “Even in your own city, there is something special about eating in a chef’s house. It’s very romantic!” ◗
Clockwise, from top left: a succulent meat dish from the ever-changing menu at Paladar; Chef Diego Felix with some of the ingredients he grows in his backyard garden; outdoor dining at Casa Felix; causa with arugula flowers at Casa Felix; I Latina’s fried plantain chip with avocado salad and cheese arepa with pulled beef; preparing Colombian/Carribbean fare at I Latina; the dining room at Paladar
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GRAZE Global Gastro
Four stunning new restaurants to put on your radar
Strawberries and cream dessert at Aqua Shard
BY david landsel
Aqua Shard London Debuting last spring on the courtesy aqua shard
South Bank of the Thames, Renzo Piano’s striking Shard tower is a game-changer. Soaring 72 stories over the city of London, it is the tallest building
in Western Europe, offering unparalleled views from its light-filled observation floors. on floors 31-33, Award-winning restaurateur David Yeo’s venue
Black truffle mushroom salad at The Woods
aqua shard has proven a hit with Londoners lured by seemcourtesy four seasons hotels & resorts
ingly endless views of South-
east England. The space itself, designed by Jestico + Whites, is at once elegant and intimate, with its 220 seats divided into two areas that share a three-story bar. Coming off more than a decade working closely with Pierre Gagnaire, Chef Anthony Galardo offers pleasing updates on English cooking, taking old menu staples—from earthy,
Beetroot salad at The Woods
The Woods Sydney
simple beetroot to delicate Dover sole—and spinning them into truly modern cuisine. Even the bartenders are in on the act,
Perhaps the last place you’d look for earthy simplicity Down Under is in the skyusing two quintessential British scraper canyon that is George Street by the Cahill Expressway. But Chef Hamish liquids, gin and tea, as inspiraIngham’s farm-to-table restaurant, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel, transtion for the impressive cocktail ports diners to a more relaxed, natural Australia. Ingham’s time spent working unmenu. 31 St. Thomas St., SE1 9RY, 020 der Alice Waters in California informs both the ethic of the restaurant’s design and 7478 0540, aquashard.co.uk its food. Designed by Michael McCann, the space is a pleasing hybrid of modern and rustic—wood, stone and glass form a stage on which playfulness can have its moment, from recipes handwritten on the ceiling to the live herb wall (a work of art in its own right). At the center of the restaurant’s open kitchen sits a wood-fired oven, the focal point of the space. Ingham takes a painstaking approach to sourcing ingredients locally and ethically, so expect the freshest of whatever’s in season—such as a terrific oyster selection, lots of grilled fish and meats, and hearty but elegant vegetable dishes. 199 George St., NSW 2000, 61 2 9250 3100, thewoodsrestaurant.com.au 30
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Catalunya Hong Kong
Catalunya Avocado and lobster roll
Last spring, a consortium of backers attached to some of Spain’s—and the world’s—top restaurants debuted a new establishment called Catalunya that was quickly praised as “the hottest opening of the year” in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district. Executive Chef Alain Devahive Tolosa’s résumé includes more than a decade working alongside Ferran Adria, the celebrated creator of the now-shuttered El Bulli, the famed Catalonian temple to extreme culinary creativity. The delightful bordello-meets-rustic farmhouse design by New York’s AvroKo is the perfect setting for a long evening sampling from the fascinating menu, which draws goodhumored inspiration from familiar Iberian flavors. Take, for instance, the Bikini on the tapas menu. Essentially a toasted sandwich, it’s filled with prized Iberian ham and cheese and slices of truffle—not the first thing you’d expect at a hot-ticket Hong Kong restaurant, but it’s one of the restaurant’s top-selling items. Other must-samples: the comforting croquettes; a stunning, ruby-red Catalan tomato tartare; and a cooked-to-perfection suckling pig. Most ingredients are imported from Spain, adding to the authenticity of the tastes. But with 360-degree panoramic views of the city, the scenery is pure Hong Kong. 32 Oi Kwan Road, 852 2866 7900, catalunya.hk
Chitoshi Takahashi’s latest venture, located on the seventeenth floor of the Raffles Dubai, brings a little bit of Tokyo to the Middle East. From the first “Irasshiamase!” as they walk in the door, high-rolling Dubai diners fall in love with the authentically Japanese experience at Tomo, right down to the kimono-clad hostesses. Takahashi has spent more than a decade bringing Japanese cooking and culture to the United Arab Emirates. Tomo —which translates loosely to “friend for a lifetime”—is his crowning achievement. The simple and efficient decor is Japanese to the core, thus allowing the food to shine. The menu offers a journey through almost the entirety of Japanese cuisine: imported wagyu beef (from Japan, of course), delectable sashimi, yakitori, soba noodles, distinctive Japanese curry and everyday essentials like katsudon—deep-fried pork cutlets lacquered in cooked egg over a bowl of steamed rice. Perhaps the best way to experience Tomo is on the open-air Tatami Terrace. It offers traditional Japanese dining (shoes off!) and sweeping views of the Burj Khalifa and the rest of the Dubai skyline. Sheikh Rashid Road, 971 04 3577888, tomo.ae ◗ ONELIFE
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