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SEASONS OF LOVE

From the Bahamas to Jamaica to France, here

are the weddings that caught the eye of Quest this year, and the

brides and grooms who had the most glamorous, marvelous, and—most

of all—fun ways of tying the knot.

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ONCE UPON A DREAM

A look at wedding dresses of the past, as

worn by some of the world’s most influential women—from the big layers

to the simple styles chosen over the years. by Lily Hoagland

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ROMANCING IN THE SUN (AND IN THE SNOW)

The honeymoon has been

around since 1546 but didn’t take off until the Belle Époque, when newlyweds

flocked to Italy and the South of France. Today, the world’s the limit—and

Quest is there to offer some of the greatest destinations. by Daniel Cappello

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THE FIRST LOOK

An easy, breezy guide to beauty for your wedding, featuring

a variety of products to say “I do” to as well as a selection of spas that are

sure to alleviate anything—even a case of cold feet. by Elizabeth Quinn Brown

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Reporting from beyond the Polar Vortex in Palm Beach. by David Patrick Columbia

SOCIAL CALENDAR HARRY BENSON

Our guide to the gatherings to be seen at throughout the month of February.

Remembering the engagement of Antony Armstrong-Jones and Princess Margaret.

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FRESH FINDS PROFILE TRAVEL

The bride, the groom, and the valentine. by Daniel Cappello and Elizabeth Meigher

The actor James Woods sits down to dish about Hollywood and politics. National Car Rental rolls out a luxury program: Premier Selection.

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Casa de Campo, or “house in the country,” is the country club of the Caribbean. Ralph Lauren outfits our athletes who are going for Olympic gold. by Daniel Cappello

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EDITOR’S LETTER

Ready for their big moments: Adelaïde Rabourin on the day of her wedding, 2013; (left); a few decades previous, Elizabeth Taylor shows off another wedding dress (right).

“MAWWAGE. MAWWAGE IS WHAT brings us together today.

Mawwage, that blessed arrangement, that dweam within a dweam. And wove, twue wove, will fowwow you foweva...” The speech that the clergyman gives in the film The Princess Bride might be played for laughs, but we all know that no matter how many times the words are said, they are the most important vows for the two people taking them. Emotional, beautiful, tiring, fabulously good times—weddings are one of the days that people will remember for the rest of their lives. And we just love to chronicle the best ones of the year! Around the world, we tied the knot with couples in Jamaica, Pine Creek, France, and more. And while the ceremonies were decorous, classy affairs, don’t worry—we show what happened after the party lights turned on and the wedding guests got down. No matter how stuffy someone’s great-uncle might be on a daily basis, even he has to shimmy on the dancefloor when a flower girl invites him. Then after the party, there’s the after-party, which, in this case, means the honeymoon. From a castle in Rome to a resort in Jackson Hole, we look at where a couple of crazy kids in love might want to escape to for some quality alone 18 QUEST

time. Daniel Cappello hops around the globe to see the lovers’ nests that might appeal to two people who want nothing but time with each other (and some quality room service). For a bit of nostalgia, we take a look back at some of the great wedding dresses of yore: Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, and Carolyn Bessette are all looked to for ideas on what a bride can wear on her special day. And Elizabeth Quinn Brown looks at what beauty brands today can help a girl look her best from ceremony through reception to end of the night. So feel free to throw a handful of rice at the issue (OK, don’t. It’s allegedly bad for pigeons but most importantly, you’ll have to vacuum it up). u

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ON THE COVER: Walter Scott Tomenson III and Virginia Sharpe Wettlaufer on their wedding day in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas on November 16, 2013. The bride was resplendent in a dress by Mira Zwillinger for Mark Ingram and the groom wore Tom Ford. Photography by Sabrina Lightbourn.


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NEW YORK SO C IAL DIARY IT WAS THE January of the

snowstorm and the Polar Vortex. (Not that snow in January or single-digit-degree days are all that unusual for the first month of the year in the Northeast, but now there’s a new name for it: the Polar Vortex, which provides a new sense of drama.) So, New Yorkers bundled up and booted up, or just stayed put.

Or they headed south with the birdies, if that was an option. It’s not so cold down in Palm Beach, which replaced New York for the most social events possible. You can be out every night in that little jewel box of a town. For example, on a Friday evening, Ginny Burke, Anita Michaels, and Hillie Mahoney chaired a black-tie dinner dance at the

Breakers, raising money for the Hospice of Palm Beach County, which treats several hundred people daily in the Palm Beach area. The evening featured an Oscar de la Renta fashion show, sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue. They raised several hundred thousand dollars for the organization. In the ballroom, which was festooning with flowers: Regi-

na and Rainer Greeven, Fred Algers, Sam Michaels, Bill Diamond and Regine Traulsen, former mayor Lesly Smith, James Walsh, Lore Dodge, Talbott Maxey, Ken Karakul, Audrey and Martin Gruss, Jim Mitchell, Annette Rickel, Fern Tailer de Narvaez, Jim Clark, Helena and Roman Martinez, Charlene and Jimmy Nederlander, and Bob

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was the eternally famous fashion designer Naeem Khan, who hosted a fashion show of his collection at Neiman Marcus just before the dinner. Two days later, Emilia Fanjul hosted her annual dinner at Café Boulud in the Brazilian Court with the theme of “A Night of Great Expectations.” Emilia, who started the event to raise funds for the Everglades Preparatory Academy and the Glades Academy Elementary School, has done so with “great expectations”— ones that she’s instilled in many others. She has now built two charter schools: the Glades Academy Elementary School and the Everglades Preparatory Academy. Both the elementary school and the high school have been praised and highly rated by state agencies for

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their work with “high-risk” children and teenagers. Emilia’s husband, Pepe Fanjul, underwrote the entire evening. The sponsors were Café Boulud, Stubbs & Wootton, and Stationers on Sunrise. They even had the ever-ebullient auctioneer to philanthropists, Sotheby’s executive V.P., Jamie Niven, down from New York to conduct the auction. It almost killed him to have to leave ice-cold Manhattan in January, but he managed. Faces in the glamorous crowd sparkling in the Brazilian Court garden: Lillian Fanjul Azqueta, Annette Tapert, Robin Wheeler Azquetea, Whitney Bylin, Lourdes Fanjul, Grace Meigher, Helena Martinez, Talbott Maxey, Pauline Pitt, Mimi McMakin, and Kate Gubelmann. They were all

helping their friend Emilia make it what some say is the most glamorous evening and the best benefit of the entire season—which is saying something. It seems to be the consensus at this party every year. Up here in New York, at the same time, it was snowing, or threatening to. We had one storm where it snowed for 12 hours straight! Although it didn’t accumulate dramatically in the microenvironment of my neighborhood, it wreaked havoc elsewhere and brought the wrath of the media down on our new mayor because of the inadequate plowing, or whatever. Don’t ask me—we survived it. The snow reminded me of the average snowfall, when I was a kid, where it would just add to the mounds but it

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A was the blizzards that would take me more than an hour to shovel the sidewalks of three of our neighbors. That was what we considered a “big snow.” A foot, two feet. None of that was here in Manhattan, although my nephew on Cape Cod reported 18 inches. Snow or no, on a Wednesday I went down to Michael’s for lunch. I had an Indian cabdriver, a young guy from Mumbai who’s been in this country for three years. He asked me “how long” would the cold last; he’s still not used to it. I think he was hoping I’d say, “Until tomorrow.” I must admit I’m used to it. The only relief is to be somewhere warm.

Traffic was in a gridlock on all the downtown avenues, except for Fifth, with few people walking. When I got to Michael’s, there were security people outside as well as a couple of big, black Escalades and a squad car. Inside, in the garden, Paramount Pictures was giving a luncheon for its Oscar nominees. There were also security guys walking around the restaurant. What for? Might we be under siege? I was told it was for Leonardo Di Caprio. Shortly after I took my table, Leonardo came into the restaurant. Solo. He was well turned out in a gray suit and tie as he passed our table,

looking like an innocent “Wolf Of Wall Street.” He noticed Martin Scorsese sitting at table one with Brian Williams of “NBC Nightly News” and Ron Meyer, so he went over to greet them all. Paramount’s guest list was as follows: Tony Lobianco, Cornelia and Marty Bregman, Seth Meyers, Will Forte, Jonah Hill, Tom Baird, Fred Zollo, Bruce Dern, Steve Buschemi, Rob Reiner, Tina Louise, Baz Bamigboye, Leslie Dart, Martin Scorcese, Roger Friedman, Stu Zakim, Richard Gere, Wendy Finerman, Naomi Foner, and Carol Kane. That night, a friend invited me to a performance of the

acclaimed Globe production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III with Broadway’s sensation of the season Mark Rylance and the brilliant Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre cast at the Belasco Theatre on West 44th Street. The show is running in tandem with Twelfth Night. Acclaim can be a handy but overused word when it comes to describing theater productions, but these productions have been getting raves from everyone I’ve met who has seen either one. Twelfth Night, which I haven’t seen, is said to be one of the funniest shows people have ever seen on Broadway—really! I’ve heard that said over and over by a

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A variety of individuals, many of whom I don’t think of as Shakespeare fans. I myself am not well versed in Shakespeare and the few times that I’ve seen a production, it has never gotten to me. Richard III, which I was entirely unfamiliar with—I had never read, I had never seen—is an extraordinary production. Mark Rylance has been getting a lot of media attention because of his performance but it is a big cast and every single individual is wonderful. There was a line extending well around the corner to Sixth Avenue of people with tickets. A huge crowd. It was sold-out. The audience profile ran from early 20s to mid-80s,

and everyone was waiting patiently with great enthusiasm. The show runs for three hours with a 15-minute intermission in the middle. The last hour and a half seemed like a half hour. It is riveting, provocative, thrilling, and everything brilliant you always heard Shakespeare could be but never quite got. You get it with this production. It is also a timely dissection of the business of conspiracy and tyranny and the human condition. Rylance’s character is clearly a psychopath and could be a character in a contemporary play. When you enter the theater, the all-male cast is on stage donning costumes, wigs, etc.

The men who play women are so totally believable as women that you’re not sure they aren’t, even though you saw them getting ready. Richard, the truly evil, psychopathic man who would be king after murdering his brother and his brother’s children is scary—so scary he gives you the creeps in much the same way as someone like Hitler. This production of Richard III is a perfect example of why Shakespeare still resonates with any audience five centuries later: you can’t stop watching for even a minute, even a second. Midmonth comes from Los Angeles, where Philip Van Rensselaer (soocialite, mem-

oirist, and biographer) died in a convalescent home. He would have been 86 this year. Van Rensselaer was something of a media celebrity when I first came to New York out of college. A tall, good-looking, well-known man-about-town with a very old family name in a world where it still had some gravity in society and in the press. The Van Rensselaers were Dutch and had acquired their land grant in 1631 in what are now the states of New York and Massachusetts. The land grant was 48 miles long and 24 miles wide, extending up the Hudson River to as far north as Albany and as far east as the western part of Massachusetts.

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The first Van Rensselaer to be lord of the manor was Killian. He was a founding member of the Dutch East India Company that settled New Amsterdam as part of its business plan. Killian never came to this country but managed his property as a major investment from Holland. His son came to visit, but it was his grandson, Jon-Baptiste Van Rensselaer, who was the first to live on the ranch (my word, not theirs, of course). These domains were not like your ordinary land ownership. The Van Rensselaer tract was theirs—every inch of it. Period. Guests lived according to their rules, which were like those of a colony. They were, in fact, fiefdoms—inde28 QUEST

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pendent and with their own police and judicial forces that had great power in the New World. Once, when Peter Stuyvesant got into a serious disagreement with the first Van Rensselaer, he said that the only way to win with a Van Rensselaer was to go to war with him. When the British took over “New Netherland” and renamed it “New York,” the Van Rensselaers got to keep their land. When the French and Indian War occurred over the Northeastern area, the Van Rensselaers were not under siege, unlike their neighbors, because they’d already made their agreements with the Native Americans. Their vast property covered

700,000 acres, including the area that is now Albany. The Van Rensselaer family’s patrimony held sway in the financial world and the social world well into the 19th century. By the age of Edith Wharton, their place in New York society was noted by her in the characters of the Van der Luydens. By the time that Philip Van Rensselaer came along (he was born in 1928), the name had maintained its power and punch financially, but not its social gravitas. Evidently, the family fortune was no longer at the level of subsistence for a gentleman of society. He worked seriously as a writer. He was gay and, although it was before the time where

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people came out, he lived in a sophisticated world where those realities were recognized, accepted, and acknowledged—albeit privately not publicly. He had a very close relationship with Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress. Hutton, by the way, was the cousin of the Donahues, and Jimmy Donahue was her only “friend” and confidant. Hutton had a lot of husbands and it was presumed that her relationship with Van Rensselaer would turn to marriage (and later divorce). That did not happen, although Van Rensselaer was a sincere and caring man with Hutton. He had the public reputation for being one of those

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A boys in society who was an escort and houseguest, possessing the sort of name that is very useful to those hosts and hostesses who like letting a name slip to impress. Furthermore, he dressed a table and room with an attractive and agreeable presence. The backward glance. He was committed as a writer, using his life and social environment in his work, and was very readable. His book, That Vanderbilt Woman, refers to the mother of Gloria Vanderbilt, whose name was also Gloria. She was the very young second wife of Reginald Vanderbilt. The book is written in novel form as history. The story is credible but it’s impossible

to know whether or not it is accurate. It’s a good bet that Van Rensselaer had access to the inside story on the lives of these people because he was one of them. The Van Rensselaer name, for example, was impressive to the Vanderbilts, who were also Dutch latecomers to the colonies in the 18th century. I was told that Van Rensselaer had been ailing for a long time, which was why he was in a home. He’d been living in Los Angeles, the City of the Angels, for many years. That would have been the real New World to the patroons—had they known. Van Rensselaer surely knew that, too. May he rest in peace.

Meanwhile, speaking of land and real estate—and three degrees of separation in the real estate department, I read in the Realestalker.com and then in The Real Deal that Vince Manuto, the Nine West tycoon, had sold, or was about to sell, his fabulous oceanfront estate in Southampton for $48 million. Evidently, the deal could also include the houses on the property, which were once the garages and stables of the original estate, for an additional $20 million. It’s a spectacular piece of land, sitting right on the beach and next door to the Southampton Bathing Corporation (a.k.a. the Beach Club). Prices and neighbors aside,

the property itself has an interesting history. The house was commissioned by Dr. Peter Wyckoff in 1900. Wyckoff was a doctor who had left his profession, gone to Wall Street, and made a fortune. So he built a house of 58 rooms, right on the ocean. Tudor-style. Brick, stucco, and timber. The world was a much quieter one a century ago and in Southampton there were no crowds. Residents even built their own farms to supply themselves with food. Life’s luxury was its leisure. The Wyckoffs had flower gardens. Wyckoff’s wife was a founder of the Southampton Fresh Air Home, which is still flourishing today.

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By the late 1920s, Southampton had become socially fashionable among rich New Yorkers, often those with newer fortunes. Wyckoff, then 84, sold his property to Jessie Woolworth Donahue, one of the three daughters of F. W. Woolworth, who made what would be billions today with his five-and-dime stores. By purchasing 15 acres and 610 feet of oceanfront, Jessie (the maternal aunt of the aforementioned Barbara Hutton) was looking to move into Southampton society with the biggest and the best. She had the place done over, and in record time, because she wanted it for that summer 32 QUEST

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of 1929. The gardens were made to be more extensive to include six different gardens surrounded by a vast, flat lawn. She also built a beach house with a pavilion containing a 30- by 60-foot indoor pool. That beach house is what is now known as the main house of the Manuto property. The Donahues named the property “Wooldon.” (Wool-worth plus Don-ahue, get it?) When it was ready for occupancy, it was considered the best house on Long Island. Cleveland Amory, in his book, The Last Resorts, quoted Jessie’s reprobate husband James giving guests a tour of the house and, as they en-

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tered the dining room, saying, “Come on in and see it; all the silver’s gold.” The Donahues moved in with their two sons, Woolworth and James, Jr., who was known as Jimmy. For whatever reason, they did not make the cut socially. It certainly wasn’t because they were outclassed financially. It might have been the reputation of James, Sr., who was known to be a gambler, a drunk, and actively (flauntingly) bisexual. After only two years on the impossible climbs, Jessie got herself the hell out of town— on a yacht, heading for sunnier climes abroad, such as Monte Carlo. Her husband killed

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himself two years later in their New York townhouse on East 80th Street, just off Fifth Avenue. He had been playing a card game in the house and was losing, so he got up from the table and went into the bathroom, where he took an overdose and died. Wooldon was never occupied again by the Donahues and remained unused for the next five years. In 1937, it was sold at auction, for a price much lower than it had cost, to Edward F. Lynch of the brokerage house of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beane. Remember them? They’re now known as Merrill Lynch. Lynch bought it for the

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Q: What properties and neighborhoods do you focus on? A: I work all over Manhattan. I have sold properties ranging from one-bedroom pied-à-terres on the Upper East Side to a 7,000-square-foot penthouse with 3,000 feet of terraces in SoHo—and everything in between. I love every neighborhood of Manhattan, all for different reasons. Of course, I have a particular affinity for my own neighborhood of Carnegie Hill. I have not ventured into Brooklyn yet, but with Stribling & Associates’ fantastic new offices on Atlantic Avenue, it’s my next stop! Q: How does your experience speak to your ability to perform as an agent? A: While I have been working in real estate for nearly 10 years, I spent over a decade prior to joining Stribling & Associates working in finance. My background has helped me immeasurably when it comes to advising my customers and clients on timing and price, as well as when to step into the market and when to walk away. Megan Duryea Scott may be reached at 212.585.4564 or mscott@stribling.com. 00 QUEST

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beach house, but he died before he could occupy the property. One of his partners, Charles Merrill, purchased the beach house from the Lynch estate. To cut the property taxes, the Lynch family demolished the main house that Jessie Donahue had spent millions on less than 10 years before. Then the property was subdivided and the outer buildings (stables, garages, etc.) were converted into houses. For several decades, the William McKnight family has occupied that property beside the Manuto beach house. Jessie Donahue’s acres of beautiful gardens are now an impeccably maintained flat lawn that covers most of the 15 acres. The Donahues’ imperial iron gate entrance remains, as does that great brick wall that embraces the side bordered by Gin Lane. Poor Jessie was born too soon. With all those Woolworth billions and a

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palace on the beach, she would have been in fine fettle today socially, husband or no husband. On a day of fair weather and mild temperatures, I went to lunch at Swifty’s with Jean Hanff Korelitz. Before I go any further, Jean, as you may or may not know, is an author. Her novel, Admission, was made into a film released last March starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. She has another novel coming out this month, You Should Have Known. It’s about a marriage counselor married to a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital who discovers that her own perfect life with Doctor Right is a mirage. She and I were introduced by our distinguished mutual friend Jesse Kornbluth, who sent me an email saying something like, “You’ve got to meet this girl. She loves your column and she’s got a

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A great idea.” There may be some hyperbole garnishing Jesse’s enthusiasm, but he never wastes anyone’s time, so when Jean contacted me (she beat me to the punch) we made this lunch date. I had seen a picture of Jean in The New York Times the month before. She and her husband, the Irish poet Paul Muldoon, appeared in an article in the Real Estate section of the Sunday paper on December 19, 2013, with some photos of their New York apartment. The Korelitz-Muldoons had recently moved to a rental apartment on Riverside Drive from a big old house in Princeton. They did this because

their young son is attending Fieldston, where Jean went when she was a kid. (She also went to Dartmouth.) I remember seeing the article and reading it, although I didn’t connect the woman in the Times with the woman I was about to have lunch with. Well, it was easy. That’s is the thing about New York: you can sit down at a table with someone you’ve never met before and immediately start learning about each other. Instantly. Jean grew up on the Upper East Side. Her father is a gastroenterologist who practices out of Lenox Hill Hospital. Her mother is a therapist. She told her mother the new novel is not about

her, but I wonder… She has an older sister. She and Muldoon, who is a Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, had been living well in Princeton, where he holds seminars on poetry. (I’m may not be exactly correct about this fact.) They also have a daughter who is downtown at NYU. That led to discussing books and people and Truman Capote and the Cushing Sisters and, eventually, to my telling her about myself, my background, etc. Finally, after a couple hours of this—time was flying by—she told me she had an idea having to do with books and book clubs. I’ve never belonged to a book club but they are very

popular here in New York. I know people who’ve been meeting for more than 20 years to discuss the books that they are reading. When Jean Hanff Korelitz was living in Princeton for 12 years, she ran a “Meet the Author” book club, which she loved. Every month, the author of that month’s selection (a novel, memoir, biography, or non-fiction work) would attend the meeting with its 25 members in her living room. The author would explain how his or her book came into being, what twists and turns it encountered along the way, and how its creation had changed the creator. The conversations that fol-

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lowed were enriched by the author’s thoughts and words. They were funny, sad, surprising, and, for some, deeply illuminating. People walked away from the meetings with a sense of a comprehensive understanding of writing, in general, and that month’s selection in particular. And they also received a signed copy of the book. Jean could see that the author’s attendance changed the experience for the group members. People attending came away enhanced, even in some ways transformed. All of this led, along with her new life in the city of her birth, to an idea. It’s a service called Book The 38 QUEST

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Writer, which lists some of the writers here in New York who have agreed to appear at book group meetings. Will they travel? I don’t know; you’ll have to ask. The website is up: bookthewriter.com. You can also email info@bookthewriter.com. Check it out. As we headed into the end of the month, lo, the social calendar in New York began to pick up—in spite of the snow, cold, and all. In the last week of the month, the Winter Antiques Show celebrated its Diamond Jubilee for its 60th season, with a gala benefit for the East Side House Settlement at the Park Avenue Armory. This is always a beautiful

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this. We just don’t know her name. At Sette Mezzo, several people mentioned the item as there was a quote by me in it, discussing what they thought. This is how New York is like a neighborhood in a small town. There was speculation on the Lauder-Johnson relationship, the same way we speculate on the lives of stars when we basically know nothing about them. Nevertheless, it provided that grist for the pleasure of the mindless mill we all know and love. Coincidentally, and again, this is what I mean about being like a neighborhood: When Beth and I were leaving the restaurant, Linda Johnson herself was dining with three friends. On the last Monday night of the month, at The Plaza, in the Grand Ballroom, the National Audubon Society honored Dan Lufkin and Patrick Noonan for their environmental leadership and lifetime commitment to the environment.

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When we hear the name Audubon, we think of John James Audubon, the naturalist painter of the 19th century and his paintings of birds and wildlife. (Editor’s note: There was an auction that weekend at the Arader Galleries of several of Audubon’s images with almost $1 million in total sales.) Audubon is the inspiration historically but the Audubon Society is about conservation of life on the planet, which means the air, the earth, the water, the wildlife, and us—which, in many cases, could be considered wildlife as well. So this night’s was a serious fundraiser. It was an evening of speeches, in a way. But they were serious. They drew a big crowd of several hundred men and women. They raised about $1.5 million. The dinner was very good, as was the wine and the chocolate dessert. 42 QUEST

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life to the environment and on-the-ground conservation. Then, Holt Thrasher, chairman of the board of directors of the National Audubon Society, presented the Audubon Medal to Dan Lufkin. I’ve known Dan Lufkin for several years. Not well, as we are basically social acquaintances who have had serious conversations, but I enjoy the camaraderie. He has had a distinguished career on Wall Street and in the corporate world. He’s been active in philanthropic pursuits, and his impassioned commitment to conservation says it all. He grew up in Westchester in an era that evokes Norman Rockwell images and possesses a humanity that has resonated with the age of the mid-20th century. Dan Lufkin, to this day, has that quality about him. Furthermore, he’s a

man of great humor, but a straight shooter at the same time. You know when he’s serious, not because there’s ire or fire before you, but because his words are about serious matters. That night, he talked about the matters at hand in the conservation of the planet so that we can exist. The point of his speech was that the issues of the National Audubon Society are the issues of the survival of the environment so that we can live with nature. Because without it… And that was the evening. Started at 6:30 for cocktails. 7:30 for dinner. At about 9:30 or quarter to 10, we were finished. We left with a reassuring sense that purpose remains an accessible asset to all of us. It’s an objective that is defined by the supporters or activists of the National Audubon Society. u

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FEBRUARY 7

A NIGHT TO TREASURE

The American Red Cross Palm Beaches Treasure Coast Region will host its 57th International Red Cross Ball at the Breakers at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561.650.9150.

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HAVE A BALL

The Cleveland Clinic will hold its annual Florida Ball, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” at the Mara-Lago Club at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561.804.0264. SNACKS AND SPIRITS

The Junior League of Palm Beach will host a food and wine tasting event at Via Amore courtyard at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 561.689.7590.

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DRAW BACK YOUR BOW

The Palm Beach Junior Assembly will hold its annual “Cupid’s Ball” at the Beach Club at 4:15 p.m. For more information, call 561.842.4874.

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LUCK OF THE IRISH

The American Ireland Fund will celebrate its “Emerald Isle Dinner Dance” at the Breakers at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561.655.6611.

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR

The American Heart Association will hold its 59th annual Palm Beach “Heart Ball” at the Breakers at 7p.m. For more information, call 561.697.6607.

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The American Cancer Society will celebrate its 56th annual gala with Boom Boom Mancini at the Mar-a-Lago Club. For more information, call 561.655.3499.

The Palm Beach Treasure Coast will hold its luncheon at Club Colette at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561.383.1144.

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music will hold its “Red Hot Winter Gala” at Roulette at 7 p.m. For more information, call 212.752.4840.

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ALL THAT JAZZ

The Norton Museum of Art will host its “To Jane, Love Andy Gala” honoring Jane Holzer at the museum at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561.832.5196. 60 QUEST

SWEET EMOTION

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

The Israel Cancer Association USA will hold its gala at the Breakers at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561.832.9277.

SOME LIKE IT HOT

The annual Palm Beach Opera gala dinner with Joyce DiDonato will take place at the Mar-a-Lago Club. For more information, call 561.833.7888.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The Palm Beach County Food Bank will host its annual “Empty Bowls” event at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-theSea. For more information, call 561.670.2518.

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LOVE STRUCK

Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra will host their annual “Sweetheart Soirée” with liquor brand St-Germain at the Norwood Club in Manhattan at 9:00 p.m. For more information, call 212.255.9300.

CO U RTE S Y O F S T- G E R M A I N

On February 15, Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra will host the annual “Sweetheart Soirée” at the Norwood Club at 9:00 p.m. The event promises to be a rose-hued evening of 1920s–style entertainment, romance, and cupid-approved cocktails courtesy of St-Germain. For more information, call 212.255.9300.


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MARCH 2

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Walk Now for Autism Speaks will host its 2014 5k run at the Meyer Amphitheatre in Palm Beach at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 561.833.9730.

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GALAS AND AUCTIONS

The Bronx Museum will hold its spring gala and art auction at the Conrad New York at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 212.868.8450.

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THEMATIC EXHIBITIONS

The Art Dealers Association of American art show will take place at the Park Avenue Armory from March 5 through the 9th. For more information, call 212.627.1455. On February 1, the American Cancer Society—the nationwide, community-based, volunteer health organization—will hold its 56th annual Palm Beach gala with special guests Boom Boom Mancini and Donald Trump at the beautiful Mar-a-Lago Club. For more information, call 561.655.3499.

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IN TUNE

The Palm Beach Symphony will hold its anniversary dinner dance at the Flagler Museum. For more information, call 561.655.2833.

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A GREAT TRADITION

The POSH Palm Beach gala dinner will take place at Club Colette at 7 p.m. The event will honor Ann Downey and Mona de Sayve. For more information, call 561.833.9730. FUN FASHIONS

The American Red Cross will hold its 38th “Designers’ Show House Preview” at 124 Churchill Drive in West Palm Beach. For more information, call 561.278.0850. HISTORY BUFFS

L AU R E N C E D E T E R L I N E

Daughters of the American Revolution will host its American history essay contest at the Colony at 11 a.m. For more information, call 202.628.1776.

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PALM BEACH ART SCENE

The Society of the Four Arts will hold its “One Enchanted Evening” biennial dinner dance

at 2 Four Arts Plaza at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561.655.7227.

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FOUR ARTS FOR FUN

The Society of the Four Arts will host its “Contemporaries” dinner dance. For more information, call 561.655.7227.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County will hold its winter ball at the Breakers at 7 p.m. The organization is dedicated to promoting the educational leadership of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. For more information, call 561.683.3287.

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The Heart and Soul Charitable Fund of New York will hold its auction at the Great Hall of Cooper Union at 6 p.m. For more information, call 917.463.3998. ART GALORE

The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair, will take place at Piers 92 and 94 in New York from March 6 to the 9th. For more information, call 212.645.6440.

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The Palm Beach Civic Association will hold its awards luncheon at the Breakers at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561.655.0820.

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NURTURING YOUTH

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York will celebrate its gala at the Waldorf=Astoria at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 212.763.8591.

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COOL CATS

The Palm Beach Island Cats will hold its “Cocktails, Catnips, and Couture” reception at Tory Burch (140 Worth Avenue). For more information, call 561.833.4474.

On February 13, the French Heritage Society will host its annual Palm Beach gala dinner at Club Colette. The French Heritage Society is dedicated to protecting the French architectural legacy both in France and the United States with particular emphasis on raising funds for preservation and education. For more information, call 212.759.6846. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 6 1


Antony Armstrong-Jones and Princess Margaret in Nassau, Bahamas, 1966.


H A R RY B E N S O N

IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY THE ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT of HRH Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones on February 26, 1960, took Fleet Street by surprise. Even gossip columnists with the greatest contacts were taken aback. It was only a few weeks earlier that Tony’s father, Ronald Armstrong-Jones, had married. When the writer Jeremy Banks and I had arrived at that reception, Tony had slipped out a side door. We thought that very strange but, in retrospect, I think Margaret might have been with him. The British press thought Tony might be helpful in getting a photograph of his engagement because he had gotten his start as a photographer at Lord Beaverbrook’s Daily Express, but no. I always remember going to Tony’s father’s home, a lovely mews house in Belgravia, at the time of the engagement announcement. I blinked when he said to Jeremy and me, “You know, the marriage won’t last,” which was an astounding thing to say when the couple had yet to be married. When asked why, Tony’s father replied, “Their personalities are going to clash.” That quote gave our paper a scoop with the headline, “Tony’s father says the marriage won’t last!” The wedding itself, which took place on May 6, 1960, was televised for the world to see. And as Tony’s father predicted, the couple eventually divorced, in 1978. The photograph here was taken in 1966 in Nassau, when the couple was on holiday some years into their marriage. I liked the mod clothes, the hairdo, and the boxy handbag Margaret was carrying. To me, it epitomizes the look of the Sixties. u F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 6 3


TA K I

ALL AROUND THE WORLD Our columnist discusses World War I, examining who is to blame for the happening.

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BY THE TIME that the month of August rolls around, there will be hundreds of books, thousands of articles, and millions of words spoken by mostly pompous people about who was responsible for starting World War I. The Brits, needless to say, were the first to blame the Germans. (They would, wouldn’t they?) Max Hastings, a very good English historian who affects upper-class mannerisms (his father was a tabloid hack) and has the most extraordinary accent in a desperate effort to show he’s a blueblood, was among the first to produce a book and lay the blame where it doesn’t belong. Among the few who got it right is Christopher Clark, whose book, The Sleepwalkers, hit the proverbial nail on the you know where. The irony is that everything—the 30 million dead, the disappearance of the great royal dynasties and of the upper classes, the birth of Communism and Nazism—could have been avoided if a certain Joseph Caillaux had kept his pants on. Let me explain: Caillaux was French prime minister and a friend of Germany. He mistrusted the British, who ruled half the world and had decided that Germany should not build a larger navy in case she (the country) got any big ideas about having an overseas empire like perfidious “Albion.” He had stepped down in 1912 but proceeded to run against a warmonger in 1914. For the election, Le Figaro, France’s


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This page, from left: The Champs-Élysées; Joseph Caillaux (left), who our columnist believes was the impetus for World War I; the Treaty of Versailles.

most respected newspaper, published an exposé of the affair between Caillaux and a certain Madame Henriette. Plus ça change, as they say in the Land of Cheese. Caillaux’s wife, known for her elegance and noble breeding, drove to the offices of Le Figaro to see the editor, Gaston Calmette. As soon as he returned, she greeted him politely and announced her name before she took out a revolver from her purse and shot him dead. She was immediately tried and exonerated—the French called it crime passionnel—but her hubby had to resign. The war mongering Raymond Poincaré remained in power. Calmette was the first man to fall, but you won’t find his name among those who fell on the Champs d’Honneur, or “field of honor.” All but a few of the French aristocracy were wiped out in World War I, but even more nobles died on the German side. The British upper classes also lost big time, but not as much as the German and the French. The irony is that the much maligned Kaiser Wilhelm II, a nut to be sure but a silly nut who refused to believe a war would break out between his cousin King George V and his other cousin Nicky (Czar Nicholas II), who ended up murdered by the reds along with his family in a cellar. An even bigger irony is that Germany did her utmost until the last second to avoid going to war. Here it is, nice and simple: Serbia is an Austrian dominion, or whatever you

want to call it. She is part of the AustroHungarian empire. Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand visits Sarajevo, Bosnia, and is shot dead along with his wife by a Serb nationalist with close ties to other Serb nationalists in the armed forces. Austria is outraged and makes heavy demands, as well she should. This is stretching it, but let’s have some fun. What would Uncle Sam have done if, say, Hilary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea had been cut down by some extremist in Puerto Rico? (I, for one, would vacation in San Juan the next day, and spend lots of money, too. But then I am known to say and do rash things.) So, the Serbs ask their fellow Greek Orthodox, the Russians, for help in case the Austrians march in, and the Russians give it. The trouble is the Russkies already have a treaty with the French and the British saying that, if one goes to war, the other two will follow. So, the Austrians ask the Germans for a guarantee and the Germans refuse. This is the big lie historians have perpetuated since World War II by refusing to acknowledge this fact. According to most British writers, Germany pushed Austria to declare war on Russia and make war on Serbia when, in fact, Germany declared war on Russia once it had mobilized and sent hundreds of thousands of troops to its western front. Well, we all know the rest. Yes, the great powers went sleepwalking into

war, which was declared while all foreign ministers involved were on holiday: the French one taking to the water in Vichy, the German one getting married in Baden-Baden, the English (Sir Charles Grey) somewhere up in Scotland, and all three monarchs on their respective yachts working on their gout. European civilization never recovered. Russia, in its drive to dismantle Turkey and have access to the Dardanelles, wanted war with Turkey’s ally, Germany. France wanted war to revenge her 1870 drubbing by Germany, which saw Prussian troops march down the Champs-Élysées. Great Britain, ever sneaky, wanted to limit German power and surround her with hostile alliances. Serbia wanted to split the Austrian empire. Germany had to stick with her brother Germans, the Austrians, and reluctantly went to war. It is a great tragedy that didn’t end until 1945. The intervention of American troops saved the day for the imperialists, and the Treaty of Versailles ensured that Germany would be put to the cross. Hitler was a result of the narrow-mindedness of the victorious allies, especially the frog Clemenceau. Oh, I almost forgot: Caillaux went on to divorce his wife, marry Henriette, and live until 1944— long enough to see the Germans marching down the Champs-Élysées. u For more Taki, visit takimag.com. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 6 5


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A PATRON SAINT SETTLES IN SOHO

AURELIUS AMBROSIUS, otherwise known as Sant’Ambrogio (or Saint Ambrose in English), was memorialized as the “reluctant bishop” due to the fact that, in 374 A.D., he ascended to the bishopric of Milan by popular demand rather than by personal inclination. He was also proclaimed the “model bishop” by one of his most famous converts, St. Augustine. Today, the Milanese should hardly be reluctant to take pride in yet another “model” Sant Ambroeus—the denomination of beloved New York–based Italian restaurants bearing their patron saint’s name. First opened in Milan in 1936, the original Sant Ambroeus quickly became the meeting ground for northern Italy’s cosmopolitan intelligentsia. Some five decades 66 QUEST

later, that moody magic was transplanted across the Atlantic with the first American opening here on Madison Avenue. Ever since, the restaurateurs Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli have been serving as Italian ambassadors of sorts, translating and recreating that singular Milanese aura around town: on the Upper East Side, in the West Village, and now, with the latest addition that opened just last month, in SoHo. The new SoHo restaurant lives up to the Sant Ambroeus standard of chic without fail, beginning with the signature salmon-colored awning that not only signals to diners they’ve arrived, but also stirs feelings of associative familiarity, much like the cheerful stripes on the chairs and umbrellas of a

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CANTEENS country club. As with its counterparts, a distinctive Milanese manner is wrought through Robert McKinley’s soigné décor, which evokes a late-1960s Italian feel via nero marquina geometric flooring, slatted wall paneling, slung leather banquettes the color of burnt Tuscan terracotta, and sleek dark-wood chairs finished in a swank olive-green velvet. Soft overhead lighting in the form of exposed light bulbs complements the faint flickering from orange-amber votives on the tabletops. A large Cubist-like painting by David Guinn, meant to evoke the Milanese skyline, dominates the main dining room, while white half-curtains line the windowed frontage along Lafayette

Street, creating an air of let-us-be-somewhat-seen exclusivity. Chef Marco Barbisotti builds upon the Sant Ambroeus tradition of contemporary takes on traditional Milanese cuisine. For SoHo, he explains, “I have also put my own special twist on some of our classic dishes… We have really tailored the menu to suit the needs of our downtown guests.” For instance, the spaghetti neri alla carbonara is topped with braised leeks, a poached egg, and pancetta. “You won’t find that at any of the other restaurants,” boasts Barbisotti. And boast he should—this dish alone is worth the visit. Of equal draw is the trofie al ragù di agnello, a pleasantly fork-friendly pasta served in lamb ragù with fresh mint, pistachio, a hint of harissa, and aged ricotta. Ample

This page, clockwise from left: Part of the dinner menu; a favorite starter, the polpo e patate, a seared octopus plate with minced potato and frisée; the pappardelle alla boscaiola, with sautéed mushrooms and veal jus. Opposite page: The restaurant’s exterior on Lafayette Street. Sant Ambroeus SoHo: 265 Lafayette Street (between Prince and Spring streets), Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m., Saturday–Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.; 212.966.2770 or santambroeus.com.

secondi options round out the many delectable per iniziare and per la tavola offerings (the crostino con prosciutto with fig spread on toasted white bread is meant to be shared, but be warned that it’s every man for himself once this savory-meets-sweet medley hits the table). The chef admits to favoring the short ribs brasato—braised short ribs with parsnip purée, Jerusalem artichokes, and aged balsamic reduction—but it’s admittedly impossible to resist the cotoletta alla Milanese, Sant Ambroeus’ take on the traditional Milanese-style veal chop garnished with rucola and tomato. It may not be as adventurous as the short ribs or as evocative of the Mediterranean as the branzino seared in limoncello-caper sauce, but hey, when in Milan… u F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 6 7


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Fresh Finds

Tell your bride or your

BY DA N I E L C A P P E L LO A N D E L I Z A B E T H M E I G H E R

valentine you love her with Harry Winston’s pavé diamond

CUPID LIKES to take his aim this month, and we’ve prepared by Harry Winston: 800.988.4110 finding things for every valentine or harrywinston.com. come February 14. Whether it’s a box of sweets, a scent of roses, or a pillow that declares your love, we think you’ll treasure these amorous offerings as much as we do. Also, in celebration of our annual Wedding Issue—and for all of you who’ve decided to take romance to the next level—we’ve found something new for every bride and groom. Oh, and a little something blue (yes, sapphire!).

heart pendant set in platinum. Price upon request.

Fashion sensation Wes Gordon has teamed up with fabled footwear maven Manolo Blahnik for this Spence heel in white patent leather—sure

Something new and something

to fly off the shelves.

blue: Lalique’s white

$775. Manolo Blahnik

gold Psyche’s Wings earrings in

for Wes Gordon:

white gold, blue sapphires,

At saks.com.

aquamarines, and mother-of-pearl cabochons. $16,750. Lalique: 609 Madison Ave., 212.355.6550.

Let your inner bride come to full blossom in “The Garden,” a guipure lace and organza gown with organza tiered skirt by Lela Rose. $5,995. Lela Rose: At Elizabeth Johns, elizabethjohns.com. 68 QUEST


Luxury silver brand Christofle offers an ideal selection of timesless wedding gifts, like this silver-plated Belle Epoque Champagne Cooler. $2,000. Christofle: 846 Madison Ave., 212.308.9390.

Prada’s Saffiano leather card holder makes the perfect gift for your groomsmen—or any man, for that matter. $220. Prada: Available at select Prada boutiques or at prada.com.

Get your groom on for the big day and into the honeymoon with the John Masters Organics Essential Travel Kit. $14. John Masters Organics: 77 Sullivan St., 212.343.9590, or johnmasters.com.

He’ll have his band of choice at Tiffany & Co., which offers something in every precious metal and every width for any taste. Tiffany & Co.: Fifth Ave. at 57th St., Every groom

212.755.8000, or tiffany.com.

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should gussy up in blue, like this navy

The 41-mm. Rolex Oyster Perpetual

wool and gabardine tuxedo

Datejust II in stainless steel with

by Ralph Lauren Purple

polished bezel and Oyster bracelet is

Label ($5,295) with navy silk

a handsome keepsake to offer your

bow tie ($155). Ralph Lauren Purple Label: At select Ralph Lauren stores and ralphlauren.com.

husband on your wedding day—or any anniversary. $7,150. Rolex: Visit rolex.com for Official Rolex Jewelers. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 6 9


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Speak your thoughts with these eco-friendly Alexandra Ferguson pillows handmade Give the romance of opera with the Metropolitan Opera on Demand, offering streaming online access

in Brooklyn from recycled plastic bottles. From $64. Alexandra Ferguson: At Venture, 1156 Madison Ave., 212.288.7235.

to over 450 unforgettable Met performances: $149.99 for a full-year subscription at metoperafamily.org.

Make Valentine’s Day extra sweet for your sweetheart with Ladurée’s Amour box of eight macarons. $26. Ladurée: Available by calling 855.Laduree.

Kiehl’s continues the expansion of its legendary skincare line just in time for the winter-weary: Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, which boosts skin’s ability to absorb and hold moisture. $35. Kiehl’s Since 1851: At kiehls.com.

Strut in style in LoveShackFancy’s circle mini skirt in summer metallic stripe ($255) and crop cami in summer metallic stripe ($165). LoveShackFancy: At loveshackfancy.com.

Sprinkle in a kick of sparkle by picking up to go with Edie Parker’s 100% acrylic clutch, with a pretty touch of pink. $1,195. Edie Parker: At Bergdorf Goodman.


Inspired by MoMA’s René Magritte exhibit, Sydie Lansing’s cuffs of

Catch her fancy by

24-kt. gold dipped in brass read, “This

offering these yellow diamond

is not a gold cuff ” on one side, with

slice and golden beryl

the same in French on the other: “Ceci

earrings from Tamsen Z by

n’est pas un bracelet d’or.” $285,

Ann Ziff. $54,200. Tamsen Z by Ann Ziff:

exclusively at the Museum of Modern

783 Madison Ave.,

Art Design Store, momastore.org.

212.360.7840.

Check in to The Peninsula Spa for the début of the revolutionary CRYO 3R Facial from Biologique Recherche, the French luxury skincare company. $350 for 90 minutes; 212.903.3910 or spapny@peninsula.com.

Welcome February 14 with a spritz of diptypque’s Eau Rose, a harmonious blend of bergamot, black currant, litchi, jasmine, geranium, musk, and rose. $98. diptyque: 971 Madison Ave., 212.879.3330. Start every day smelling right by stocking up on Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Amyris Femme Scented Body Cream ($65) and Aqua Vitae Shower Cream ($50). Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Available at neimanmarcus.com.

For the ultimate in ladylike glamour, look no further than Marchesa’s lace column Get carried away with Max Mara’s calf leather and canvas Ginevra bag, which comes in soft shades of approaching spring. $1,050. Max Mara: 813 Madison Ave. or maxmara.com.

gown with all-over crystal and 3D silkchiffon floral detail. $6,950. Marchesa: At Bergdorf Goodman. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 7 1


OPEN HOUSE

CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY THE CONDOMINIUMS AT 150 East 72nd Street are stunning,

and emblematic of the evolution of the Upper East Side: The 12-story property has been enhanced to include a variety of amenities for the 21st century while continuing to uphold its prewar charm. The full-service, white-glove building—which is located at 72nd Street and Lexington Avenue—boasts an address that speaks to the charisma of the neighborhood, complete with access to Central Park and the museums in the area as well as to a selection of schools. The residence features a series of two- and four-bedroom condominiums, with private entrances via elevator. The interiors are an intermingling of the classic and the contemporary—think high ceilings and solid oak flooring. The bathrooms feature Calacatta marble, custom vanities, glass-enclosed showers, soaking tubs, heated floors, and chrome fixtures while the kitchens feature a butler’s pantry, limestone floors, 72 QUEST

marble countertops, Franke sinks, and Miele appliances. Each and every condominium is a masterpiece, but the North Penthouse is, perhaps, the gem of 150 East 72nd Street, with four bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms as well as a 2,500-squarefoot roof terrace and a private elevator landing. The condominium is drenched in light—the eat-in kitchen features a skylight and windows— and its amenities are state-of-the-art. If you seek the suburbanmeets-urban feel of the Upper East Side and an apartment that is as sleek as it is warm and welcoming, then 150 East 72nd Street is the place for you. u For more information, contact senior global real estate advisor Juliette Janssens (212.606.7670), senior global real estate advisor Allison Koffman (212.606.7688), or licensed salesperson Jackie Rohrbach (212.606.7646) of Sotheby’s International Realty, or visit 150East72.com.


This page, clockwise from top left: One of four bedrooms in the North Residence of 150 East 72nd Street; another bedroom; a kitchen in the building; the sitting room in the North Residence; the master bedroom of the North Residence; the marble lobby at 150 East 72nd Street, which features a 24-hour doorman; another bedroom; a playroom is available to the residents of 150 East 72nd Street and their children. Opposite page: A combination dining room and parlor in the North Residence of 150 East 72nd Street; the faรงade of 150 East 72nd Street harkens back to the prewar era.


BAD BOY, INTROSPECTIVE BY CHUCK PFEIFER

RECENTLY, RENOWNED ACTOR James Woods took time from his busy schedule and granted me an interview at my home in Manhattan. James has appeared in numerous movies, including Salvador, in which he played real-life journalist Richard Boyle, and Ghosts of Mississippi, as assassin Byron De La Beckwith. Both roles won him Oscar nominations. James has been a friend of mine ever since we met on the movie Nixon. CP: Was The Onion Field your first shot at notoriety? JW: Not really. My first shot at notoriety was The Way We Were with the two most powerful stars in the world at the time. I had a five-line part and a scene dancing with Barbra Streisand. She didn’t want to do the part with me and I said to her, “You are going to do the scene. Start the music!” This was a turning point in my career. I told her, “Barbra, I know you can sing, but I don’t know if you can act.” She thought I was hilarious. She said, “You’re not afraid of me, are you?” I replied, “Afraid of you? Are you kidding? When they yell ‘action,’ you better be afraid of me.” She turned to Sydney and yelled, “Sydney, the kid’s in.” I always figured I’d write a book and title it Sydney, the Kid’s In. CP: After The Onion Field, did you mind henceforth playing sleazy characters, for instance in Black Marble and Once Upon a Time in America? JW: People always say, “You always play the villain.” Well, The Onion Field was a turning point, and it was a tremendous part. Another actor had been hired, but I talked Joe Wambaugh and Harold Becker about letting me audition. I got the part and played legendary villain Greg Powell. After that, I was type-cast as a villain for a number of years. I had a conversation with Tom Hanks, who is on the executive committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with me, and he said, “You worry about playing a villain all the time and I worry about playing the good guy.” The villain parts are complex and exciting. If you have a great role, beautifully written, with wonderful actors and a great director, it doesn’t make any difference. In Once Upon a Time in America, they were all villains. Bob De Niro was the hero and I was his counterpart; they were lifelong buddies and I betray him. Am I the villain? I guess so, but it’s a coin flip as to who killed the most people. CP: What was you first impression of Oliver Stone? I’ve always liked him in spite of his leftist leanings. I was in five of his 74 Q U E S T

movies, not really as an actor but more as an anthropomorphic symbol. I loved those shots of Anthony [Hopkins], you, and me in Nixon. I tell people I was scowling because you told me there was a Democrat in the crowd. JW: Oliver is very chaotic, wild, and brilliant. When he did Salvador, he had only directed a movie called The Hand with Michael Caine. It wasn’t a very auspicious debut and he admits that. But the Oliver we know has made some great political movies. I talked him into casting me instead of Martin Sheen in Salvador and Martin took it very well. Oliver and I fought like cats and dogs and even got into a fist fight, rolling around in the mud. I tried to leave and they put up roadblocks and wouldn’t let me out. Oliver is eccentric and wild, but this is what makes America great—people with whom you disagree, but who have intelligence and enthusiasm to do the research they need. For instance, I don’t agree with some of History of America, but it was remarkably researched and brilliantly written. Oliver has a perspective that makes one think. He’s a great artist and a great man. We knocked the crap out of each other and still became great friends. People make fun of old money and some New York clubs, but these men have great dignity, grace, respect, intelligence, and manners. CP: Also great writers. JW: Right. You have to remember Oliver also is of the combat world. He got a bronze star. As I understand it, while wounded, he retrieved a wounded warrior under fire. People tend to forget single acts like that. Like yourself, a recipient of the silver star, and deservedly so. I also think of Jack Valenti, a remarkable war hero. I think of my father with two purple hearts and other military family members. In many ways, they were like you and me and Oliver. My great dream in my life is to be a person, who, at the end of it all, is to be remembered as, “He gave more than he took.” I’ve always tried to form my life as a giver who took the incredible gifts with which I was born—a remarkable family, intelligence, and a tremendous degree of respect for family, country, honor, integrity, community, and fellow man. These are undeniable gifts. They are inherent and you don’t have to be a millionaire to be well-bred. CP: Your dad was an army officer? JW: Yes, and how about this? He was a Seabee in World War II all through the war. He got a Presidential Citation, then went


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The actor James Woods, who sat down with Chuck Pfeifer in Pfeifer’s apartment. Photograph by Lisa Crosby.

back to his job, and then on to Korea. He was in the Navy and the Army. After he died, my mother formed a school for children and she supported some of those kids for 28 years. She wanted to give back.

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CP: Do you prefer movies or TV? JW: Movies are considered the holy grail in my business, but in the last few years, incredible work has been done on cable. There’s Band of Brothers and Pacific. Ray Donovan is fantastic. There are three people if they offered me a part I’d do without question: Martin Scorsese, Ann Biderman, and Oliver Stone. I think the better work is being done on TV. CP: I tend to agree with you. I notice you have done a bunch of voice-overs. I know that’s for the money. JW: Not true. I played Hades’ voice in Disney’s Hercules and, to this day, people quote me lines from it. A little girl approached me and asked for my autograph. She didn’t know me as an actor, but as a voice in a cartoon.

CP: People are more interested in you now than ever before. Your talent is always consistent, but I hesitantly say it may have something to do with your politics. JW: I have worked consistently and people recognize me. I dream of being the Cal Ripken of my business. I always show up and do my best, but I’m only as good as the last piece of work. Right now, I’m producing and hosting something on the Science channel. It’s not a lot of money, but it’s a matter of love. I am offered a lot of stuff, but I am very judicious in my choices. I don’t really have to work since I bought Apple stock at $13. CP: Why did you leave Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) to become an actor? I heard it was for the girls. JW: Not girls. A girl. I was 28 years old, after all. She came to New York to become an actress and asked me to come audition with her. She didn’t get the part, so I lost a girl but gained a career. I flew back and forth for a while and did a wide array of theater. I did 36 plays while at M.I.T. and in Boston. I also worked at Harvard’s Agassiz Theatre. There were a lot of New F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 7 5


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James Woods as Tom Heddon in the 2011 remake of the 1971 movie Straw Dogs. Woods often portrays characters who are villains or reprobates.

York actors there, none of whom were well known then. Jon Voight and Al Pacino did plays and Robert De Niro did The Basement by Pinter. Terrence Malick and I did a play together one summer. He was one of the greatest directors ever. Jon Voight took me over to the stage manager’s home and a guy named Tim Affleck came over. We drank coffee all night and they talked me into becoming an actor. Years later, I met Ben Affleck and he said he was embarrassed because his dad always told him he had made James Woods an actor. I told him to pick up the phone and call his dad because he was the reason I became an actor. CP: Did your family support your decision to go into acting? JW: When I called my mother to tell her I was going to be an actor, there was a long pause. Then she said, “I married your dad when I was 19 and it was the best decision I ever made. We had a great marriage. I made a choice to have a family. If this is your choice, then follow your heart, but make me one promise. Promise me you will always, always, do you best.” And I have never broken that promise. CP: Who mentored you? JW: Who mentored you when you were jumping into the fray a long time ago? CP: A bunch of guys who had jumped in before. JW: Right. If you ask me who mentored me, it was all me and it was never me. I had the heart, but along the way I had great writers and directors. They were all mentors, but ultimately you have to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and do it yourself. 76 QUEST

CP: What director did you most like to work with? JW: Hard question. I love Stone, love Harold Becker, and I had a ball with Scorsese and Coppola. I’d say Oliver and Becker are my two real guys. CP: Why those guys? JW: With Harold, I did The Boost, which I loved. With Oliver I did Salvador, Nixon, and Any Given Sunday. Oliver, I felt, asked more of me than I could give. In Nixon, he wanted me to play Hague as he was kind of the villain, but I wanted to play Halderman. Oliver said, “Halderman is more like Chuck Pfeifer: he’s square, flat top, tough, grounded, and quiet. You’re too volatile.” Afterward, he wrote me and said, “You were right. You were able to pull it off.” CF: Tell me about Oliver Stone’s creativity. JW: Oliver uses structure, but he still thinks outside the box. Just like Steve Jobs did. He threw it all away and thought outside the box. Something interesting about Steve Jobs: there’s not one artifact of the entire Apple experience when he was in Cupertino. It’s like, “Hey, here’s an original Mac. Get that crap out of there. That’s the past. We’re thinking of now, today, and tomorrow.” Everything was about the future. The only way you ever reach for the stars is to think about tomorrow. Learn the lessons of the past—egregious lessons—we have to know them. If you look to the future, the answer is clear. Right now, we have a $17 trillion debt. Our future is not in good shape. CP: Do you think our country is headed in the right direction? JW: Yes, and I’ll tell you why. We are an exceptional nation


and we have a remarkable constitution. If people don’t like our exceptionalism, too bad. Then go someplace else. Our Constitution has held us in good stead for over 200 years and we have a diverse population that seems dedicated to the values that our Constitution espouses. That’s a great formula. For some wonderful reason, when people come to this country, legally or illegally, they seem to want to embrace those values and subscribe to them. Do I have a lot of faith in the current administration? Personally, I don’t. I gave a lot of leeway at first, but I have been very disappointed by small thinking. The great Nelson Mandela did the impossible. He brought together a nation where racism was institutionalized, he embraced his oppressors, and made them feel welcome. We have a president who is more divisive than collective. He doesn’t seem to want to bring us together, but instead has pushed us apart, and that is a tragedy. He talks a good game, but doesn’t play a good game. I hope our country comes back together because I am big believer in diversity and a big believer in embracing and helping each other. I am a big believer in people working for what they achieve and I believe most people want to do that. CP: That’s what this room is all about. It’s Chuck’s achievement room. JW: Right. You know achievement can be showing up for work every day no matter where you work. I worked just as hard as a kid for $1.25 an hour as I do as an actor. Instead of shelling out trillions of dollars, which encourages people to sit on their butts, I would like to see our government create jobs, education and training, fix the infrastructure, and pay people to work. The U.S. military is one of the greatest inventions ever. It teaches a trade. A man can go on a nuclear submarine and become an electronic whiz. Now he can get a job. One thing Roosevelt did which was great: he created the Civil Conservation Corps. I am fanatic about driving across the country and when people in my business talk about flying over the country, I want to knock their teeth out. You live in New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, and you’re in the business but you never drive across Texas, Iowa, Arkansas, or Minnesota. That’s how you can see how people live and work. You stop and talk to them. They want to work and achieve. We are a great nation. CP: Do you have a current love interest? JW: Our business is very tough on love. It’s hard for men and women to be on the road 20 weeks at a time and maintain a marriage, home, and kids. We fly all over the place. Always exhausted. I tried marriage twice. I’m still great friends with my first wife, costume designer Kathryn Morrison, and her new husband and four kids. She moved on, but we still work together. It’s a funny business. It’s kind of like one big family. People move in and out and you always have to be respectful of others and give them your support. CP: You talk about manners and how you were rasied. Do you feel values have changed or been lost in America? JW: I’m not sure good manners have been lost. The reality shows are appalling when you see how people live. I think a lot of us

work extra hard to be sure they are still there. I still hold doors for every lady I meet and, when I go out to dinner, I wear a suit and tie. I think a lot of the younger generation’s actions are the result of the feminist movement. They didn’t have both parents to teach them etiquette, manners or the proper aspirations— parents too busy looking after themselves. They also get a lot from social media and the Internet and it’s very sad. Manners are forever. Sometimes, they’re covered up by more philistine behavior and that comes from greed. It starts at the time. We had a president playing hanky panky in the Oval Office where Abraham Lincoln sat and when I see the current president put his feet upon the desk where another great president, John Kennedy, sat, I cannot tell you how that makes me feel. CP: In your opinion have your political views hindered your career? JW: I asked Jon Voight if being a conservative hindered his career and he said, “of course it did.” I love my career. Most of my friends in the business are lunatic liberals. I say that tongue-in-cheek because they have been very good to me. Oliver, Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin—I love these guys and here’s what I love about America: They are entitled to their opinion and I am entitled to mine. It’s my right under the First Amendment. It’s why we have two parties. I had someone Twitter me about the President saying, “He’s the Commander and Chief.” I wrote back and said, “I think you mean Commander-in-Chief. He said, “Who are you?” I told him I am the man that the President of the United States works for. I’m a U.S. citizen. He works for me. I’m his boss. He’s not my boss. That’s why he’s called ‘Mr. President’ and not ‘your majesty.’ Did you ever read a history book?” This guy forgot the president works for me and that’s his job. CP: What is your definition of happiness? JW: Being with family. I lost my parents and my brother and it’s been a little hard for me, but family is everything. Everything! Family, of course, means friends as well. Work and health are pieces of happiness too. I don’t go out and have 12 cocktails and think I’m happy. Contrary to popular belief, I’m not a party guy and not a womanizer. I always hope my relationships last a long time, but for some reason that hasn’t worked out. CP: Why is that? JW: Because women are complex creatures and I’m a very simple guy. It’s hard to imagine why you wouldn’t want to spend 10 minutes with a beautiful and bright woman of any age. With women, you have to be there every minute, every second. They’ll test you and you can’t take them for granted. If you love a woman, she’s a remarkable creature in your life. She’s an Oscar, she’s a Nobel Prize, she’s everything; and you can’t treat her any less than this. There was this wonderful movie where a man is sloppily eating cereal and his wife tells him she’s leaving and he says, “Why?” Because, dude, you are a slob. CP: What would you like to hear God say when you enter heaven? JW: I was a good son. I was a good brother. u F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 7 7


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BY ALEX R. TRAVERS

MORE THAN ANY tributary of the business-travel world, the

car you choose to rent depends on speed, choice, and control. But in today’s image-conscious reality, it also depends on style. Distinct style. And as demand for these premium rentals continues to escalate, National Car Rental—ranked highest in J. D. Power and Associates’ 2013 Rental Car Satisfaction Study—found the idea of a luxury program appealing. “We’ve seen an increase in requests for high-end vehicles from our customers,” says Rob Connors, assistant vice president of brand marketing, “and we’re pleased to 78 QUEST

This page: National Car Rental’s Premier Selection, a special section of the rental lot where customers can choose such upscale nameplates as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, or Lexus IS 250. Opposite page: A BMW X3 waiting to be driven off the lot.

offer a range of vehicles that exceeds expectations.” National calls its luxury program Premier Selection. And premier it most certainly is: customers can select from nameplates such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, BMW X3, Ford Mustang, or the Lexus IS 250. “We are committed to providing premium service to today’s business pros, and National’s Emerald Exchange Community was able to help us fine-tune the Premier Selection program by offering real-time insights into the minds of travelers,” tells Connors. National’s 300-member Emerald Exchange

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Community consists of road warriors who travel and rent vehicles frequently as members of National’s award-winning Emerald Club loyalty program. Initially, Premier Selection’s prototype was piloted in Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Cleveland. But now, National will bring the program to airports around the United States, including Newark Liberty, Boston Logan, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles International, and Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood. Making this element of high-end comfort available has been a strong point of interest for the award-winning car

rental company. And for Connors, who inherently understands the needs of his customers, turning it into a fullfledged, drive-off-the-lot reality has been a steadfast goal. He realizes luxury’s impact: “Whether closing a deal or entertaining clients, our customers occasionally need the extra prestige that comes along with these upscale vehicles.” As new Premier Selection lots roll out around the country and customers continue to enjoy traveling in style, Connors, National Car Rental, and its clients, it seems, all share the same metaphorical wheel. u F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 7 9


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COMFORTABLE ELEGANCE

QUEST: Why did you choose to pursue a career in interior design? JENNIFER GARRIGUES: I always had a passion for architecture and design. When I was swept into the wonderful world of modeling, I really learned the beauty of fabric and design. A career in interior design just seemed like the natural next step. Q: Why Palm Beach? JG: Why not Palm Beach! It’s gorgeous and I love being outdoors. I think my clients appreciate that I can incorporate outdoor living inside of their homes. Q: Explain the process of working with your clients. JG: I like to go to their current homes and have them walk me 80 QUEST

through and tell me all of the things they enjoy and what they think no longer works for their lifestyles. I often peek into their closets to see what colors they’re attracted to. I like to really get to know them. It’s the only way you can create such a personal space in their lives. Q: How would you describe the style of your work, if you had to do so in five words? JG: Well, that’s a difficult one as I enjoy creating many different styles. A good designer can apply herself to whatever is appropriate for their clients. Maybe I could say: I like casual elegance mixed in with a bit of the exotic and global chic! Q: What is your dream project? JG: I’ve been lucky enough to have done many of my dream projects, but thinking about it, I would love to create an authentic Balinese home of my own overlooking the water in Indonesia. u For more information on Jennifer Garrigues at 308 Peruvian Avenue in Palm Beach, call 561.659.7085 or visit jennifergarrigues.com.

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JENNIFER GARRIGUES is known throughout the town of Palm Beach for her talents of interior design, having decorated for a variety of clients, which include the Carlyle Hotel in New York to the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club. Her work has been enriched by her experiences—Garrigues is the definition of a globe-trotter. Here, Quest speaks with the interior designer about her much sought-after skills:


This page: Jennifer Garrigues is known for a style that is comfortable yet elegant, as seen in this windowed dining room. Opposite page, from left: A living room, with accents inspired by travels; the interior designer; a peek into one of the homes that Jennifer Garrigues perfected.


WILLIAM EUBANKS boasts an expertise in antiques—from French and English objets d’art to Oriental porcelains—that is unparalleled in Palm Beach and beyond. By synthesizing his experience as a purveyor of these treasures with his experience as an interior designer to the world, he offers work that is a symphony of comfort and beauty. Here, Quest speaks with the the master of bringing a sense of refinement to the home: QUEST: Why did you choose to pursue a career in interior design? 82 QUEST

WILLIAM EUBANKS: My passion has always been design. I love people and truly enjoy creating exceptional environments for my clients.

Q: How would you describe the style of your work in five words? WE: Sophisticated, timeless, exotic, refined, and sensual.

Q: Why Palm Beach? WE: Palm Beach is a marvelous place to live, filled with dynamic individuals from all around the world.

Q: What is your dream project? WE: I’m fortunate enough to have had my dream projects already. Each and every one of them has been a favorite—I love them all! u

Q: Explain the process of working with your clients. WE: I spend quality time with my clients to understand their lifestyles, schedules, and manner of entertaining.

For more information on William R. Eubanks, Inc. at 340 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, call 561.805.9335 or visit williamreubanks.com.

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This page, clockwise from top: William Eubanks of William R. Eubanks, Inc.; the iconic Hollywood staircase at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California, demonstrates the interior designer’s love for the Old World; Carrier Hall was transported from England by Eubanks, who restored it to its riginal glory; Eubanks’ pied-à-terre features color and sunlight. Opposite page: The upstairs of Greystone Mansion includes period antiques and pieces that were collected over the course of a couple of centuries.


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WINGS OF A PRAYER “I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN fascinated by butterflies,” says the artist

Nadine Kalachnikoff. “I remember the first one I saw in my grandmother’s garden in Spain. They were so beautiful, delicate, and with colors I had never seen.” And, today, the colors continue to be as fascinating a characteristic as ever—it’s how she activates her artistry: “Color is how I start every piece. Then, it just takes off from there. The size, whether I use papyrus or paper... It depends on the combination of colors for the butterflies.” Before Kalachnikoff entered into a career as an artist, she worked as a caterer in Washington, D.C., with clients including Evangeline Bruce. (“I had to change the way of catering forever. This was not only to impress, but to survive.”) But art was always her destiny; she was reared in an apartment in Paris, where her parents entertained the likes 84 QUEST


This page, clockwise from top left: “Marinera IV”; “Grey Matter”; “Luna Azul”. Opposite page: “De Marcha” (above); Lars Bolander with his wife, the artist—“We have been together for over 30 years,” she says, “It’s terrific to live and work every day with a genius.” (below).

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of Salvatore Dalí, Earnest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso. The works of Kalachnikoff—bright, fantastical, mathematical, vivid—are on display at the store of her husband, interior designer Lars Bolander, at 3731 West Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. And it’s been a success: over the course of a couple of years, 97 pieces have been sold for prices ranging from $950 to $12,000. As Kalachnikoff appears to resonate with the town of Palm Beach, so, too, is the opposite is true. “The natural beauty and the raw nature of the area produces creativity,” she says. “You can never wake up here in a bad mood. There is the sun, the ocean, the breeze on the palms, the parrots, and the butterflies that come only once a year.” That is, of course, unless you have a piece by the artist to savor throughout the year. u


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This page: A view of some of the 90 holes of golf at Casa de Campo. Opposite page, from above: A player at the La Terraza Tennis Club, a 12-acre facility; kayaks on the Chav贸n River; the shooting club is nestled in the jungle.

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HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY THERE ARE COUNTRY CLUBS, and then there is Casa de Campo, arguably the country club of record to the Caribbean. The resort is resplendent in charm, boasting the activities and intimacy of a true British sporting club. And while you may have to bypass the menus of their fine restaurants when ordering up a simple club sandwich with fries, the resort boasts many top eateries, such as The Beach Club by Le Cirque, to answer your culinary cravings. Located in the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo commands over 7,000 acres of greenery, which are enveloped by the Caribbean Sea and the Chavón River—together, a genuine playground for a variety of sports. Those keen on golf will rejoice at the selection of courses, designed by the famed Pete Dye. These include the Teeth of the Dog, The Links, and Dye Fore. At 7,471 yards with 18 holes, Teeth of the Dog is renowned for its “seven holes created by God,” says Dye, who commissioned 300 workers from 1969 to 1971 to create this masterpiece. The Links, at 7,003 yards, was laid out in 1976, reminiscent of the courses in Great Britain with water featured on five holes. And Dye Fore, at 7,740 yards with 27 holes, was designed in 2002 to present views of the landscape from atop 300-foot cliffs. Scoring to par is secondary to playing at Casa de Campo, as bragging rights include the experience of enjoying all 90 holes of golf at the resort. One can also venture from putting-green crabgrass into the foliage of the jungle, discovering a 245-acre shooting estate that offers two hundred stations for skeet, trap, and sporting clays.


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At center is a 110-foot tower that can throw off all sizes of clays, up to 150 yards. The director of the shooting club, Shaun Snell, was recruited by Casa de Campo from the United Kingdom, where for close to a decade he operated Wilton House for the Earl of Pembroke. To say that Snell lends a bit of flair to the operation is an understatement; he has enhanced the shooting club to feature game such as mallard, partridge, pheasant, and quail. English marksmanship meets Caribbean climate—it’s a deadly, albeit delightful combination. Also on the grounds of the resort is a polo club of international acclaim, which was established by Prince Maharajah Jabar Singh of India. It features three fields for playing and one field for practice, as well as a stable filled with more polo ponies than any resort in the world. From the polo club, guests of Casa de Campo are also invited to embark by horseback on trails to catered picnics, or to improve their riding and/or polo skills. Depending on the dates of your visit, there may even be a match taking place; Nacho Figueras was just at Casa de Campo for an exhibition in October! Beyond these opportunities for recreation, Casa de Campo

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This page, from above: The marina at Casa de Campo features stateof-the-art facilities, with cable and electricity for boats at the dock; yoga is among the activites available at the resort; guests are encouraged to ride, whether on a trail or while playing the sport of polo.

is engulfed by water, which is a perk-plus for those interested in boating and sailing. The marina—located at 18 degrees 23.9 minutes north latitude and 68 degrees 54.2 minutes west longitude—features a Yacht Club for sailors docking their boats, plus the Scuola della Vela, or sailing school, for those taking lessons from instructors trained at Italy’s renowned Costa Smeralda Yacht Club. Whether there is wind or not, you are sure to relish the hours on the water, breaking for Asian-inspired eats at Chinois, or seafood at La Casita. And, if the weather is too warm, there’s always the option to capsize—how refreshing! Casa de Campo translates from Spanish as “house in the country,” and that’s what it is: your home away from home in the Dominican Republic, with all the benefits of a country club. One would expect nothing less from the owners, brothers Alfy and Pepe Fanjul, whose understanding of what it means to entertain—and what it means to be entertained—is unmatched around the world. u For more information about Casa de Campo or to make a reservation at the resort, call 800.877.3643 or visit casadecampo.com.do.


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A MEDALWORTHY WARDROBE BY DANIEL CAPPELLO

IF YOU DIDN’T ALREADY know, red laces are in. Not just any red laces, but red laces that pop against stark black boots. In Paris, men walked down the runway for the Fall-Winter collection at Hermès with dark pants tucked into sober black hiking boots trimmed with either bright yellow or orange-red laces. And this month, they will be making another entrance on another runway—on the scale of the world stage, at the XXII Olympic Winter Games at Sochi, Russia. Thanks to America’s preeminent fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams, American athletes marching in the opening and closing ceremonies at Sochi will be both appropriately patriotic and on trend. In addition to the red, white, and blue—which will be represented in abundance—there will also be a hint of the up-to-speed black and red: the Team U.S.A. Ceremony Aleigh Boot, Lauren’s limited-edition boot of smooth black leather with a rubber outsole for superior traction and sharp red laces, designed exclusively for the U.S. Olympic Team collection. This marks the fourth time that Ralph Lauren has been the proud outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. Respected at the highest levels of fashion for the finest accessories, bespoke men’s suiting, and luxury women’s evening wear, Ralph Lauren is also adored in all corners of the world for his quintessentially American sportswear, epitomized by the famous pony-bearing polo shirt. Lauren has long had his hand in combining the two ends of the spectrum, marrying finery and durability This spread, clockwise from bottom left: Mike Shea (Paralympic snowboarding); Evan Lysacek (figure skating); Julie Chu (hockey); Ralph Lauren’s Olympic mittens and Olympic scarf; Hannah Kearney (freestyle skiing–moguls); a sketch for the U.S. women’s Olympic closing ceremony parade uniform by Ralph Lauren. 90 QUEST


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in his fashionable sports line, RLX—the intersection of luxury, technology, and performance. So it makes sense to see him turn a practical snow boot up a voguish notch. Fly footing is only the beginning. The full ensemble for, say, the women’s closing ceremony look (the design for which is featured here, in the sketch at right) has been executed in a pertinently patriotic feel. A reindeer turtleneck sweater is layered with a warm color-block navy-and-red pea coat, emblazoned with (you guessed it) a large, white signature pony. The slim-fitting white fleece athletic pants are held up by an Olympic ribbon belt, and the entire look is topped off by a snuggly wool reindeer hat. The brand has partnered with a roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, who are serving as Ralph Lauren ambassadors leading up to and throughout the games: Julie Chu (hockey), Meryl Davis and Charlie White (ice dancing), Shani Davis (long-track speed skating), Hannah Kearney (freestyle skiing–moguls), Evan Lysacek (figure skating), Zach Parise (hockey), and Mike Shea (Paralympic snowboarding). It has also made a concerted effort to partner with domestic manufacturers, ensuring that the “Made in the U.S.A.” label rings truer than ever. The wool, for instance, hails from Oregon, is spun in Pennsylvania, dyed and yarned in North Carolina, and knitted in California. The entire process was a cross-country passing of the torch, so to speak. In addition to the official opening and closing ceremony outfits, Ralph Lauren created a unique collection of village wear apparel and accessories for the U.S. team. And, though you might not be stepping up to claim your gold, silver, or bronze this winter, you can still stand proud in selections from the limited-edition Official Team U.S.A. Collection, available in Ralph Lauren stores and online at ralphlauren.com. u


CELEBRATING GOOD WORKS

This page: Meera Gandhi, CEO and founder of The Giving Back Foundation, speaking at the Children’s Hope India Gala in New York City in October 2013. Opposite page: Invite for the Giving Back Gala on March 19, 2014, at the Pierre Hotel.


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NOW IN ITS fourth year, Meera Gandhi’s The Giving Back Foundation keeps exponentially increasing its reach to help assist and educate young people around the world. The organization now has projects that span five continents, and keeps finding new ways to fulfill its mission of charity and education. One such beneficiary is St. Michael’s, a school for girls in New Delhi, India. The Foundation has fully refurbished and updated the school so that the students can enjoy a more modern environment in which to learn while providing all meals every day and supplying a wide array of activities. In a country where girls are not always given priority, this is vital support for them. The Foundation also provides annual grants and scholarship programs to young people as part of leadership programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, South America, and Hong Kong. For example, students of South Asian background receive assistance with their studies at Bernard Baruch College here in New York City. And to support the Arts, the Foundation provides annual honorariums and Giving Back Awards to artists, entertainers, and filmmakers whose work has led to social change. This year, the first Giving Back Gala will celebrate the good works of the Foundation and its supporters. Held at the Pierre Hotel on March 19, the event will honor Barbara Tober, chairman emerita and chairman of the Global Leadership Council of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and Nimesh Kampani, founder and chairman of JM Financial. Actress Phylicia Rashad will emcee the event, which will be co-chaired by Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, actor Tim Blake Nelson, Deborah Norville, and many more. Donors will include Samia Kamar Handbags and Sundaram Tagore Gallery. The woman behind the Giving Back Foundation, Meera Gandhi, has dedicated her life to charity. As the mother of three, she emphasizes the needs of children and their education. Her motto, which she imparted to the Foundation, is simple: “We are to the universe only as much as we give back to it.” u F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 9 3


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TAKING THE NEXT STEP WITH BLAIR BRANDT In light of Valentine’s Day, this month’s column comes from co-founder and CEO of The Next Step Realty, 25-year-old Blair Brandt. Blair’s guest column aims at providing a little bit of Valentine’s Day inspiration for our female readers looking to buy the men in their lives this season’s best gifts.

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Named for the company’s co-founder, the Shep Shirt is a staple of the Vineyard Vines winter collection. The Shep Shirt at vineyardvines.com; $98.50. Created by Brook and Alex Stroud, the La Matera belts have brought the best in Argentinian design and culture onto the scene here in the states. Oh, and Prince Harry is a fan! The Mendoza Belt at lamaterashop.com; $145. Best known as the pioneer of custom needlepoint belts, Smathers and Branson has ventured into a range of accessories. My favorite is the key fob with the camouflage design—always a conversation starter. The Camo Key Fob at smathersandbranson.com; $28.50. Wherever you are, this Island Company shirt reminds you to escape, travel, and live—or, at least, it can spark a fun daydream. The Island Company Shirt at islandcompany.com $40. Del Toro, creatively directed by Palm Beach–native and resident of Miami Matt Chevellard, is making


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which is located south of Worth Avenue with a collection of homes that are considered to be the grandest of the grand, offers 201 Banyan Road: a property of prestige on the market with Barrett Welles Property Group. The two-story Georgian-style residence, constructed in the 1930s, clocks in at 8,026 square feet with six bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms. Enter via a foyer, which boasts 17-foot ceilings, into an interior featuring a variety of spaces, including a formal dining room, a living room, a gourmet kitchen, and a library as well as a 1,200-bottle 96 QUEST

temperature-controlled wine cellar. The home is perfect for entertaining—even if it’s à deux! Of course, when the time comes to retire, 210 Banyan Road is as accommodating to its residents as it is to its guests. The master bedroom features “his and hers” bathrooms with bidets as well as walk-in closets. Throughout, the home is decorated with meticulous details such as 19th-century Georgian mantels, crown moulding, and walls that were painted by Italian artists—perfect for the Palm Beacher of culture and taste. And don’t forget the surround-sound speaker system.

Outside, a 600-square-foot loggia with cypress cathedral ceilings and a fireplace accompanies the heated pool, which is sprinkled with palm trees for an oasis that is sure to please. The property, with its exquisite features and expansive floorplan, is a must-see for those interested in purchasing in Palm Beach. u For more information, contact Barrett Welles Property Group: John O. Pickett III at 561.301.5266 or jpickett@barrettwelles.com and Cathy Casella at 561.512.5330 or ccasella@barrettwelles.com.

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Putnam Valley, NY - Lovely country retreat on almost 5 acres. This C. 1935 home offers 4356 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, 2 working fireplaces, hardwood floors, and numerous Putnam Valley, NY - Lovely country retreat on almost 5 acres. This C. 1935 home offers window seats, nooks and crannies for added character. The glorious backyard features an in4356 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, 2 working fireplaces, hardwood floors, and numerous ground pool with spa and sizeable barbeque and patio area. The property also includes a forwindow seats, nooks and crannies for added character. The glorious backyard features an inmer dairy barn and pond. Offered at $1,300,000 ground pool with spa and sizeable barbeque and patio area. The property also includes a former dairy barn and pond. Offered at $1,300,000

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Seasons of Love Adelaïde Rabourdin & Antoine Roset Valreas, France j August 30, 2013 j Photographed

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Thomas Raffoux

Adelaïde and Antoine were married in a church in Valreas, France, with a reception at the bride’s family house in nearby Visan. The bride designed her own dress with Christina Kara of Blue on Mott Street in New York. She wore no jewelry other than a gold bracelet her mother had given her for her graduation. The ceremony—with over 250 guests in attendance—was followed by a garden cocktail party and dinner. The party went on until 4 a.m., and, for the night owls, burgers were served at 2 a.m. The couple’s song was Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” and the bride danced so hard that she twisted her ankle. A few months later, the newlyweds honeymooned in Myanmar.

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JoAnna Marie Ballarini & Stephen Myers Okeechobee, Florida j December 14, 2013 j Photographed

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Emily Harris

JoAnna and Stephen were married at their ranch at Pine Creek Sporting Club. The ceremony took place in an enchanted setting that event designer and production artist Bruce Sutka created in the natural grove of the ranch. Immediately following the wedding ceremony, guests were invited onto the expansive front lawn, which was transformed into a magical Alice in Wonderland–like scene. JoAnna wore a hand-beaded Reem Acra tulle dress with mixed sequins and iridescent crystals while Stephen donned a custom-made Ermenegildo Zegna suit. The couple’s first dance was to Lionel Richie’s “Truly.”

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Ashley Krupin & Casey Tischer Beverly Hills, California j October 19, 2013 j Photographed

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Samuel Lippke Studios

Ashley and Casey were married at All Saints’ Episcopal Church and celebrated afterward with their 260 guests in the Crystal Ballroom at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The resplendent décor—a marriage itself of East Coast sophistication and Hollywood glamour—was executed by their good friend, the designer Lindsey Coral Harper. The bride wore Carolina Herrera and carried her grandfather’s 1896 Indian Head penny, which originally had been given to her mother for good luck on her wedding day. The couple danced to “Whatever It Is” by Zac Brown Band. Ashley changed into a short dress by Monique Lhuillier and guests donned monogrammed Wayfarers for an after-party in the hotel’s Crystal Foyer, which was transformed into a nightclub. The couple spent their honeymoon in Italy, with stays on the Amalfi Coast, in Tuscany, and in Rome. 104 QUEST


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Annabel wed Andrew in a ceremony at St. John’s Church with a reception at the home of the Vartanians on Fishers Island. Annabel wore a dress by Monique Lhuillier with a bracelet that belonged to her grandmother, and carried a bouquet of white ranunculus and silver brunia. The reception was attended by 260 guests, including matrons of honor Victoria Vartanian (the bride’s sister-in-law) and Marie Rentschler Webel and best men Nishan Vartanian (the bride’s brother) and Edward Simmons, who observed the couple shooting a canon into the Atlantic Ocean before dancing to “Your Song” by Elton John. After the wedding, the newlyweds honeymooned in the Maldives and Paris.


Virginia Sharpe Wettlaufer & Walter Scott Tomenson III Lyford Cay, Bahamas j November 16, 2013 j Photographed

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Sabrina Lightbourn

Gina and Wally were married in St. Christopher’s Church in Lyford Cay followed by a reception at the Lyford Cay Club. The bride wore Mira Zwillinger for Mark Ingram and carried peonies and orchids while the groom wore Tom Ford. The bride was escorted by her step-father, Arthur Bronson. Bridesmaids, including Matron of Honor Talley D. Wettlaufer (the bride’s sister) and Maid of Honor Lindsay H. Tomenson (the groom’s sister), wore Gucci and carried peonies and orchids. Two hundred guests attended the reception including Best Men Nicholas W. Acquavella and Wilhelmus B. Bryan IV, Flower Girl Catherine Penn Massey (niece of the bride), and Readers Ogden Phipps II and Lindsay M. Sullivan. The couple’s first dance was to “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flats. Wally and Gina have a very special story leading up to their engagement and beautiful wedding. To hear them tell it, visit: http://www.nytimes.com/video/fashion/100000002555390/vows-in-sickness-and-in-health.html

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AlexisVan Der Mije & Timothy McAndrew Montego Bay, Jamaica j December 7, 2013 j Photographed

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Christianson

Alexis and Tim were married on the spa lawn of Round Hill in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The bride wore Tel Aviv designer Mira Zwillinger and carried white peonies. She was escorted down the isle by her godfather, Averell Fisk. Her bridesmaids, including maid of honor Kimball Sargent, wore white Kirribilla dresses, KEP jewelry, and carried pink peonies and roses. Groomsmen, including best man Whitney Cook, wore Stubbs and Wootton monogrammed slippers, Tompkins linen pants, and Vineyard Vines ties. At the reception, guests were surprised with a fireworks display as the band belted out Katy Perry’s “Firework” (even the bride was surprised!). The first dance was to “Shining Star” by the Manhattans, a meaningful song as Alexis and Tim heard it play at the time of their engagement while on safari in Cape Town. The couple headed to Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam for their honeymoon.


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James Corl & Krista Schulz New York, New York j Photographed

Miss Krista Schulz and Mr. James Corl were married on the evening of December 7, 2013, in New York City. The couple held an intimate family wedding ceremony in the chapel of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, which was followed by a private dinner at the Four Seasons Restaurant. The bride shortened a full-length gown and paired it with a custom white fox jacket in order to evoke a Mid-century–like style. The couple celebrated their first few nights as Mr. and Mrs. James Corl at the Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut.

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Amanda Brooke Armstrong & Samuel Edens Wilson Greenwich, Connecticut j October 5, 2013 j Photographed

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Karen Hill Photography

Amanda and Sam were married at Belle Haven Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, with a reception immediately following. The bride wore Carolina Herrera and carried a lovely Ariella Chezar bouquet. The bride’s uncle, Donald Kaplan, walked her down the aisle. The bridesmaids, including matron of honor Elizabeth Soto (Amanda’s sister), wore Monique Lhuillier and carried bouquets of garden roses and French carnations. The bride wore the same bracelet that Elizabeth had worn at her wedding the previous summer, and both sisters wore their mother’s diamond stud earrings at their respective weddings. The newlyweds opted for a “mini-moon” to Tucker’s Point, Bermuda, to enjoy a little post-wedding R&R, and then took off on a longer honeymoon over the holidays, traveling to Mukul, a new resort on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast.

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Once Upon A Dream B Y L I LY H O A G L A N D

WEDDINGS MAY CHANGE to suit the styles of the times, but there will always be what we think of as “the fairytale wedding:” the handsome groom, the beautiful surroundings, and, of course, the dress. Since visions of what weddings could look like were first envisioned, some of the pieces may have been tweaked—the gender of the groom or bride may be slightly more fluid, the carriage could now very well be a Rolls-Royce, but still, the dress remains the big centerpiece. And among those dresses, there will always be the standardbearers of what a wedding dress was meant to look like. On the Cinderella side of the spectrum, when the beautiful Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco, she wore a high-necked gown created by the head costume designer of MGM Studios. The dress was made from 450 yards of roseprint lace and silk taffeta—truly fit for a new princess. Likewise, when Jacqueline Lee Bouvier started planning her wedding to Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy, she ordered a dress that was embroidered with tiny wax flowers, and ended up taking two moths to complete. Elizabeth Taylor wore a cream-colored, seed pearl-encrusted satin dress—complete with a waist-cinching built-in corset—to the first of her eight weddings, in May 1950.


This page, clockwise from top left: The Las Vegas wedding between Zsa Zsa Gabor and Georgre Sanders on April 5, 1949; Emilia Fanjul, escorted by her father, Pepe, at her 2002 wedding to Brian Pfeifler; the beautiful Grace Kelly became Princess Grace after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco; another fairytale union, Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1953. Opposite page: Photographer Peter Beard wed Minnie Cushing in 1962 (left); the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s wedding portrait, 1937 (right).

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An 18-year-old Elizabeth Taylor on her way to wed hotel heir Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, Jr., in 1950.

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Clockwise from top left: King Haakon of Norway and Queen Maude, the daughter of the Prince of Wales, circa 1900; a model wearing a Solosign wedding dress, 1927; 43 years after his parents’ wedding, John F. Kennedy, Jr., married Carolyn Bessette on Cumberland Island, Georgia.

Conversely, for the glamorous Zsa Zsa Gabor, her wedding to George Sanders on April 5, 1949, was a study in innocence. The setting was the “Little Church of the West” at the Hotel Las Frontier, and her dress was reminiscent of the childhood character Little Bo Peep. When Carolyn Bessette married John F. Kennedy, Jr., in 1996, she also went for a low-key silk dress, with a then unknown designer named Narciso Rodriguez. That simple bias cut launched his career, and showed the world that this Kennedy bride was a little more relaxed than others had been. Another bride who chose to dress in an example of simplicity was Emilia Fanjul in 2002, who chose a Carolina Herrera piece with no embellishments, accentuating the bride’s own classic looks, and showing that the trend of “less is more” was bigger than ever. Whether over-the-top or minimal, what a woman chooses to wear on the day she ties the knot speaks volumes about how she sees herself and, in many ways, reflects the dream of the marriage that she and her husband will now be enjoying. u


Romancing In The Sun (And In The Snow) BY DANIEL CAPPELLO

THE EXACT ORIGINS of the “honeymoon” remain uncertain, but etymological evidence suggests the word derives from its two basic parts: “honey,” in reference to a new marriage’s sweetness, and “moon,” in reference to how long it would probably last (or perhaps in reference to the changing nature of the moon—i.e., no sooner is it full than it begins to wane). In French, the word is literally the same: lune de miel, or moon of honey. In German, it’s just as sweet (or festive, you might say), though somewhat shorter: flitterwochen, or tinsel week. Though the word has existed from as early as 1546, the honeymoon as we know it today—that uninterrupted holiday embarked upon by a married couple—didn’t take off until about the time of the Belle Époque, when British and European couples flocked to the French or Italian Riviera, or to romantic cities like Rome, Venice, or Verona. It’s a testament to these coastlines and cities that they are still enormously popular among newlyweds today. But with the explosion of global travel, no sun-speckled beach or mountaintop sanctuary is too far for those who’ve just committed with, “I do.” Keeping this in mind, here are but a few suggestions for some of the greatest places to spend your honeymoon. And if you can’t decide, not to worry—with a lifetime of travel in store for you and your eternally betrothed, it’s just the start of many romantic vacations to come. u 120 QUEST


The St. Regis Mauritius Resort 877.787.3447 • stregismauritius.com Reclining on white sands and a turquoise lagoon, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is located on the southwest tip of the island known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” The UNESCO World Heritage site Le Morne Mountain provides a fitting backdrop for some of the world’s best diving and kite-surfing. Honeymooners can stay in the Manor House, a private residential experience, or indulge in traditional St. Regis Butler Service in any of the 172 guest suites. With the restorative Iridium Spa and six distinct culinary experiences (ranging from French-inspired, traditional Mauritian, and Japanese cuisines to the exotic dishes of India and Southeast Asia), there’s no address—even among the most fortuitously situ-

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu, Hawaii 808.325.8000 • fourseasons.com/hualalai Housed in intimate two-storey bungalows, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai’s guest rooms and suites exude a nostalgic sense of Hawaii’s Golden Age, with a peerless collection of native art and expansive, open-air living spaces. Honeymooners can lounge and pamper themselves on the private beach, or spend active Hawaiian days canoeing, boogie-boarding, snorkeling, hiking, or looking for dolphins and whales.

Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk, Honolulu 808.683.7777 • trumphotelcollection.com/waikiki With Waikiki’s famous white-sand beaches just steps away, Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk offers the perfect respite for honeymooners making Hawaii their ticket to paradise. A two-level, open-air lobby welcomes guests with ocean views, and it only gets better from there: a sixth-floor infinity pool with an expansive lanai deck, world-class indoor and al-fresco dining, The Spa at Trump, and signature Trump Attaché services—only the best will do at this premier Honolulu luxury hotel. This is bliss, after all.


The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui 808.669.6200 • ritzcarlton.com The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, enveloped by the 23,000-acre Kapalua Resort, has always been an ideal resort destination. Now, when couples get married at any of the 85 Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts worldwide, they will have access to the “Hawaiian Honeymoon Package,” offering preferred rates, services, and a devoted Honeymoon Planner who’ll assist with everything from booking treatments at the Waihua Spa to private Maui excursions and explorations.

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Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley 855.942.4220 • calistogaranch.aubergeresorts.com Designed to feel like a vintner’s sprawling estate, Calistoga Ranch pays homage to the rich agricultural heritage of Napa Valley by making fine wine a primary focus. With an onsite vineyard (directed by noted winemaker Kirk Venge), Calistoga Ranch offers a secluded oasis with boundless outdoor trails, a spa, wellness programs, and an array of fine-dining options, all set among ancient oak trees, redwoods, and the stunning Lake Lommel.

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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora +689 60.31.30 • fourseasons.com/borabora With one hundred overwater bungalows and seven beachfront villas (all with traditional thatched roofs), dining options from Polynesian to French to South Pacific–fusion, a fullservice spa, and the secluded tranquility of the island’s lagoon, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora offers a combination of relaxation and exhilaration like few luxury resorts can. Speaking of luxury, now you can invite your wedding guests along for the ride with the recently introduced “Your Own Private Island” package, a seven-night exclusive buyout of the resort and all its amenities, for a mere $1 million.


The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club 809.959.2222 • starwoodhotels.com/westin Paradise is less than four hours away at the Dominican Republic’s latest must-visit destination. Newlyweds can indulge in the Westin’s Spa Honeymoon Experience, offering a three-night stay along miles of private beach, rose petal turndown on evening of arrival (with sparkling wine and chocolates), breakfast each morning, and one couples massage at the spa per couple, per day. From $2,160 (plus taxes) per couple, per night.

Amangani, Jackson Hole 307.734.7333 • amanresorts.com/amangani Amangani means “peaceful home” in the language of the Shoshone, and this luxurious Aman resort is just that—a peaceful home away from home. Clinging to the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte, Amangani affords magnificent views of the Grand Tetons and the Snake River Valley below. Though especially romantic in winter (the skiing is top-notch), Amangani’s proximity to a bewildering American wilderness, including Yellowstone National Park, makes it an ideal year-round destination.

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La Posta Vecchia, Ladispoli (Rome) +39 06.99.49.501 • lapostavecchia.com La Posta Vecchia beckons lovers with its sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea, all the while remaining within easy distance of Rome’s dolce-vita glamour. Once part of an Orsini family castle, then the home of J. Paul Getty, this elegant villa (a member of The Leading Hotels of the World) is more like staying in a private museum—with 15th- and 17th-century antiques, art from around the world, and a Michelin-starred restaurant, The Cesar.


Elizabeth Taylor wove flowers into her braid to marry Richard Burton on March 15, 1964.

The First Look A guide to beauty—inside and out—so that your radiance is as spectacular as your vows. BY ELIZABETH QUINN BROWN


YSL’s Gloss Volupté in No. 1 Gold, so that you can put your money where your mouth is when you say, “I do” ($34).

Guerlain’s Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara is scented with a violet fragrance ($30).

Make Up For Ever’s HD Cream Blush for the blushing bride, pictured in shades #210 and #215 ($26).

Chanel’s Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Mélodieuse will

Nars’ Instant Line and Pore

make your mouth sing ($34).

Perfector, to ensure that you look picture-perfect ($28).

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Put your best, freshest face forward when you walk down the aisle with the products featured on these pages. Chanel bestows the bride with its Collection Notes de Printemps for Spring 2014: a bouquet of pinks and purples that pops with color. Guerlain offers a mascara that’s as good as gold with its “Cils d’Enfer” Maxi Lash Mascara­—which translates from French to English as “Eyelashes from Hell.” What better way to tempt the groom than with a batting of the eyes? YSL premieres its Gloss Volupté— an invitation to kiss—in 23 shades, all of which feature a whimsical pucker-shaped wand. Muah! Nars enriches its Instant Line and Pore Perfector with vitamins A, C, and E, creating a canvas for makeup that will cause the bride to beam with beauty. Make Up For Ever is the answer for the blushing bride—especially when it comes to its HD collection, which is designed to make you flawless in front of HD cameras. The HD Cream Blush melts into the apples of your cheeks for a look that’s as sweet as your love. Clé de Peau delivers a demure, dewy look, as seen on face of the brand Amanda Seyfried. Tom Ford says, of the Spring 2014 collection, “Beautiful and glowing skin touched with a bit of hot color is a ravishing summer look—it is alluring and sexy.” And the shades of Nail Lacquer for the season (Coral Beach, Incandescent, Sugar Dune, and Watermelon) are evocative of the sentiment.

Clé de Peau’s eye color quad, debuting in Peach Brown and Plum Brown ($80).

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The trip to the aisle is a marathon, not a sprint—the Facial Treatment Mask by SK-II is recommended for 90 days before the big day! Fresh’s Rose Face Mask, which features rose petals and rose water, hydrates and tones the complexion. Clarins ensures that your skin isn’t the color of your dress with the Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, which is added to your moisturizer of choice. Éminence—the brand establishd in 1958 in Hungary—is known for being organic. Here, the gift of a product to plumpen your pucker with cinnamon oil. SK-II has earned a following with its 100-percent cotton Facial Treatment Mask, which delivers 10x the amount of Facial Treatment Essence (enriched with Pitera) as an application without the substrate. Lush encourages you to wake up and smell the roses—or the coconut cream and sea salt with lime and vodka. Effective after even the most debacherous of bachelorette parties!

Above, from left: Fresh’s Rose Face Mask ($58); Clarins’ Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster ($30); Éminence’s Cinnamon Kiss Lip Plumper ($26); SK-II’s Facial Treatment Mask (6 for $90; 10 for $125); Lush’s Ocean Salt Facial Scrub ($21.95).

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Tame your mane and you can tame your main man. Davines is there to put a bit of spritz in your step with its Hair Refresher, a dry, cleansing mist with odor-neutralizing molecules. A spin (or two) on the dance floor can do damage to your ’do—that’s when you reach for the spray! Bumble and bumble is known for its hairspray, and the Spray de Mode is no exception to its excellence—to be used on supermodels and non-supermodels, alike! Oribe has packaged its must-haves into a purse-sized travel bag, featuring the Côte d’Azur Hair Refresher, the Dry Texturizing Spray, the Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray, and the Superfine Hair Spray. If you task the maid of honor with one task, be sure that it’s to carry this in her clutch.


Above, from left: Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa (The Plaza Hotel, 212.265.3182); Lush Spa (783 Lexington Avenue, 212.207.8151); Valery Joseph Salons (820 Madison Avenue, 212.517.7377; 1044 Madison Avenue, 212.517.2333).

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When DIY just won’t do, these are the salons and spas to visit. Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa: Relish in the touch of a legendary spa at a legendary location with the “Crushed Slimming Concentrate” treatment ($225), which slims and smooths from the ankles to the stomach so that the dress fits like a glove. Lush Spa: Looking to feel, well, om in the midst of planning? Book the “Synaesthesia” (a multi-sensory massage that functions as a merging of the senses) or “The Spell” (a magical treatment for your feet that encourages you to take the next step)—woes be gone! Valery Joseph Salons: The collection of salons are near and dear to the hearts of Upper East Siders but, perhaps, nearer and dearer to the hearts of brides. Stylist Nir Halevi is a pro when it comes to making you look like a princess. Go to him for an updo that’s anything but an up-don’t! Brush: The Flatiron salon is known for its balayage, a French technique in

which highlights are painted on the hair with a brush. Colorist Michelle Hong says, “Depending on what kind of style is worn on the big day, balayage highlights can give dimension and emphasize the style worn so it looks great in person and in photos. Placement of highlights and color change can be done to suit the individual’s style and to enhance the skin color and eyes. Going away for the honeymoon, the hair will have no line of demarcation because balayage highlights has a natural grow-out.” Bliss: The company that puts the “ah” in “spa” is offering 20 percent off of packages for brides and grooms— and their parties—including the “aisles” ahead (six monthly triple-oxygen facials). It’s a proposal you can’t refuse! The Red Door: A 10,000-square-foot spa from Elizabeth Arden, offering a selection of services for the girl on the go—including a menu of treatments to be completed in a New York minute. u

Below, from left: Brush (9 East 19th Street, 212.477.4247); Bliss Spa (12 West 57th Street or 541 Lexington Avenue, 877.862.5477); The Red Door (200 Park Avenue South, 212.388.0222).


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tle town. Just taking a drive down Worth Avenue in the evening to take a peek at the great, big, beautiful, brightly lit Christmas tree magically singing carols turns any old Scrooge into Santa in a wink. Just a glimpse of all the tall palm trees wrapped in tiny white lights certainly gets me in the spirit!

One Sunday night, we headed to the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach for its buffet dinner. We were immediately greeted by a children’s choir singing carols—yes, the Christmas spirit was everywhere! And it really and truly was beginning to feel a lot like Christ-

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COME DECEMBER, Palm Beach swings into full gear as the “season” has begun and everyone is back in town playing tennis and golf plus getting ready for their families to arrive in order to spend the holiday in this sunny oasis. You will never hear “bah humbug” in this enchanted lit-

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This page: A children’s choir performed at a dinner at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, which was attended by Donald Trump.


mas the night we stepped out to Emilia and Pepe Fanjul’s annual small black-tie Christmas dinner at their beautiful house. Emilia decorated her house with all the traditional trimmings: fresh wreaths, mistletoe, candy canes, and a great, big, fresh Christmas tree covered in ornaments. Her cozy library had Christmas cards on display and the tree was surrounded by presents while Christmas music was playing in the background, creating such a festive mood. As the weather was divinely warm, we started by sipping vintage champagne out by the pool in their romantic garden, which is exquisitely planted with lush tropical flowers and softly lit with candles. After just the right amount of time, it was into a seated dinner with place cards to feast on zucchini and goat cheese topped with malossol osetra caviar shaped like a Christmas package with roasted red pepper coulis followed by grilled veal tenderloin with wild mushroom risotto

Mulroney and his wife Mila Mulroney, Wilbur Ross, Jackie and Ken Duberstein, Raysa and Alfy Fanjul, Alexandra and Arnaud de Borchgrave, Michele and Howard Kessler, Pauline Pitt and Jerry Seay, Lally Weymouth, Arriana and Dixon Boardman, Howard Cox, Countess Christina de Caraman, Diana and Llwyd Ecclestone, John Mashek, Terry Kramer and Nick Simunek, Carol and Earle Mack, Percy Steinhart, Jay Keith, and more. Speaking of Emilia, one should never ever miss “A Night of Great Expectations” to benefit the Everglades Preparatory Academy and the Glades Academy— schools founded by Emilia, no less!—at Café Boulud. The sold-out event, which raised just under a million dollars, was attended by about 230 guests but seemed just like a cozy private party as everyone knew each other. Emilia’s wonderfully generous husband, Pepe, underwrote the entire party, so all the money raised

a choice of dessert: key-lime Swiss meringue, lemon coulis, grapefruit sorbet or warm upside-down chocolate soufflé accompanied by Pierre Henri Chardonnay 2011 and Beau-Rivage Bordeaux 2010. Sotheby’s star Jamie Niven brilliantly auctioned off all kinds of spectacular items, including a dinner cruise on Emilia and Pepe’s beautiful big boat, fabulous Frederic Beziat earrings, and a week at famed Palm Beach decorator Mimi McMakin’s amazing Adirondack retreat. Among the guests were Cynthia Boardman, Arriana and Dixon Boardman, Don Burns, Whitney and Eric Bylin, Kate Ford and Frank Chopin, Luce Churchill, Annabelle and Denis Coleman, Howard Cox, Jackie Weld and Rod Drake, Lourdes and Pepe Fanjul, Jr., George Farias, Judith and Rudy Giuliani, Kate and Jimmy Gubelmann, Jane Holzer, Michele and Howard Kessler, Kate and Hashem Khosrovani, Carol and Earle Mack, Karin Luter,

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This page, clockwise from left: Roman and Helena Martinez; a program; our columnist with her husband, Wilbur Ross; Brad and Amy Fine Collins.

and garden-vegetable medley topped off with a heavenly dessert of baked apple tatin matched with fabulous vintage wines. Plus, the lucky guests got to take home enchanting ceramic snowmen cookies jars as party favors! Among the group were former Canadian Prime Minister Brian

was sent right to building a school in Pahokee. Bravo! The soirée kicked off with scrumptious hors d’oeuvres plus cocktails and heavenly Atlantico Rum drinks in the courtyard and then it was into dinner! We dined royally on mushroom ravioli, Daniel Boulud’s duo of beef followed by

Helena and Roman Martinez, John Mashek, Mila Mulroney with her daughter-in-law, Vanessa, Emilia and Brian Pfeifler, Grace and Chris Meigher, Pauline Pitt and Jerry Seay, Alfred and Judy Taubman, Priscilla Whittle, and more. All in all, truly a memorable night! u F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 1 4 1


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THE YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST Our columnist welcomed 2014 with a bang, attending the premiere of season three of “Girls” and a New York Knicks game with Henrik Lundqvist and Bread and Boxers.

Judd Apatow introduced the premiere of season three of “Girls” as Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner looked on. 142 QUEST

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F Fiona Byrne and Andrew Bevan partied with Lena Dunham and the cast of “Girls” on January 6.

Mark Dorison and Nic Screws at an event hosted by Bread and Boxers on January 9.

Lydia Hearst and Christian Siriano on the set of a subway at a Cinema Society event.

Henrik Lundqvist introduced his collaboration with Alexander Palmgren and Bread and Boxers on January 9.

Hilary Rhoda and Danielle Snyder at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 6.

Elettra Wiedemann and James Marshall at New York

Karlie Kloss at the premiere of season three of

Knicks versus Miami Heat for Bread and Boxers.

“Girls,” hosted by HBO and the Cinema Society.

“HAPPILY WHATEVER AFTER” is the tagline for “Girls,” and I’m going to say that it’s the tagline for 2014... On January 6, the Cinema Society hosted the premiere of season three of “Girls” with HBO at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Katie Parker-Magyar and I LOL-ed through episodes one, two, and seven and into the after-party, which featured the set of a subway with advertisements for the show papered to the car. Grand Central Station? More like Instagram Central Station! Barron Hilton uploaded a photo of Nicky Hilton

and Rachelle Hruska posed with Hilary Rhoda and Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder of Dannijo. Oh, and lots and lots of selfies were snapped with Lena Dunham, because, duh. On January 9, I attended the New York Knicks versus the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden, where Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers introduced his collaboration with Bread and Boxers, the Sweden-based collection of underwear. Among the VIPs in the VIP suite: Darrell Hartman, Erik Maza, and Nic Screws. u F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 4 1 4 3


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Mick and Bianca Jagger at the St. Tropez Town Hall on their wedding day, May 13, 1971.

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SIR MICHAEL PHILIP JAGGER, better known as “Mick,” met Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias at a party after a Rolling Stones concert in France in the fall of 1970. She was one of the most exotically beautiful women Jagger had ever set his eyes on: sleek, striking, dangerous-looking. She projected a faint air of disdain to match his own. Bianca and Mick were an immediate match. It wasn’t long before the two were engaged and a four-months pregnant Bianca (with their first daughter, Jade) and Mick were tying the knot in a Roman Catholic ceremony at St. Anne’s Church in St. Tropez. Their wedding did not go off without a hitch. The couple was late to the civil ceremony upon news that a hundred photographers had crammed into the wedding chamber of the local town hall, where the mayor was waiting to perform the nuptials. Fifty minutes late, amid protests that he didn’t want to be married in a “fish bowl,” surrounded by flashing lightbulbs and throngs of photographers from every corner of the globe, Mick arrived with his bride and proceeded through a brief civil ceremony at the mayor’s office. During the ceremony, a selection of tunes from Love Story was played on a harmonium that had been requested by Bianca. Bianca wore Yves Saint Laurent, which became her trademark brand for years to come. —Elizabeth Meigher 144 QUEST


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