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The Wedding i ssue 98

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

From Park City, Utah, to Palm Beach, Florida;

from Sacramento, California, to Cold Spring Harbor, New York—Quest is there to bear witness as couples around the world say, “I do.” Produced by daniel caPPello, lily hoagland,

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THE NATURE OF MARRIAGE

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A remembrance of the majesty of matrimonies

past, with an eye to how an institution we all know and love has altered throughout the years.

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FROM DRIVING LA DOLCE VITA TO SUNNING IN THE SAND

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about marry, decisions about the big day can be overwhelming, but there’s one decision that shouldn’t be—where to take that much-deserved honeymoon. Here we offer some suggestions for a few of our favorite destinations. by daniel caPPello

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SOCIAL DIARY

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HARRY BENSON

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FRESH FINDS

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JEWELRY

Talking with Nirav Modi about his high-end jewelry offerings.

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SERVICE

A chat with Capstar founder—and future Duke—Charlie Bowmont.

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EDUCATION

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REAL ESTATE

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CAR RENTALS

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PHILANTHROPY

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VENUES

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SNAPSHOT

Reflections on weddings, parties, and being called funny.

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Paul and Linda McCartney showing the power of love at their East Sussex farm,1992.

Donald Trump versus Hollywood and the media—who will win? Going shopping with love in mind.

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The Rainbow Room offers a most gorgeous backdrop for couples on their happy day. Balancing tradition and innovation at The Green Vale School. by alex Travers Our monthly guide to benefits and events, from NYC to Palm Beach.

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Clockwise from top left: Lily Hoagland twirls in her Delphine Manivet cocktail wedding dress; Daniel Cappello was the officiant at Amanda Beck’s nuptials; the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, makes for a great honeymoon; weddings of yore.

dings—and that’s just within the past year or so—and I’m looking forward to one in Morocco this fall. Going to all these wonderful places is a pleasure, especially when celebrating with family and friends. Still, I must admit, when I get a save-the-date for a local ceremony (traveling all the way to the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, for example, with an after-party at the historic Pete’s Tavern), it’s a delight. Nowadays, people end up organizing so much of their vacation time for destination weddings that one could presumably never choose to go anywhere on their own, but instead be flung about the globe with each tastefully thick invitation controlling their time and locales. Yet we here at Quest can save you from hopping on too many flights to get to your cousin’s-college roommate’s-dentist’s-best friend’s-niece’s happy occasion with our February Wedding Issue. It’s much easier to thumb through these beautiful pages than risk having to spend three hours on the tarmac waiting for a gate to become available. We grab our carry-on bags and slip on our fluffy eye masks so that you don’t have to. But the wedding is just the beginning, isn’t it? Then the happy couple must decide what to do for their honeymoon, as well as what to do with that off-the-registry vase from Aunt Helen. We can certainly help you with the former, thanks to our run-down of fantastic places where you can 22 QUEST

unwind from the big event (unfortunately, you’re on your own with that vase. Ebay, perhaps?). So Congrats, Mazel Tov, Best Wishes, and all the other ways to say how happy we are for any couple willing to take the plunge—especially when we don’t have to take a boat to get to you. u

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ON THE COVER: Alfred “Ted” Geary and Olivia “Liv” Tiernan at their Meadow Brook Club reception on October 15th, 2016, in Jericho, Long Island. Photographed by Christian Oth Studio.

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A

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NEW YORK SO CIAL DIARY “They say the Belgians and Greeks do it, Nice young men who sell antiques do it; Let’s Do It, Let’s fall in love… —Noel Coward, channeling Cole Porter’s “Let’s Do It.” MARRIAGE-TYPE love. The subject of this month’s Quest is marriage. Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, it has been written, is

a universal custom and tradition; a socially or ritually recognized union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations be-

tween them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. There is no absolute certainty when this all began.

The Egyptians? The Greeks? The Neaderthals? Maybe. The motivation, the urge to merge—which can be found throughout nature (without

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A lawyers) was and is order, therefore law, and therefore agreement and cooperation. Way back then, of course—whenever “then” was—there was the business of property. Anthropologists have figured out that once Man stopped wandering around hunting, and settled down to one spot to make a home, he began to own property. Among his assets was a wife. She was property, definitely needed to increase the workforce/family. All of it bears out Common Sense. All these millennia later, of course, marriage is still a practical matter of two conjoining to make a family, or at least a family-like life. It is also a

primary matter of property although the Little Woman is no more, and property she ain’t. And, if she’s wise, she knows all about it. Because in modern times, marriage is about Love, presumably. And Money, of course—if there is any to consider. But it looks like love paves the way to church bells ringing. During the Age of Monarchy, weddings were political mergers. Queen Victoria had nine children with her consort Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg. When the children grew up, each was married off to a Princess or Prince of some royal house or duchy across Europe. From them Victoria became grand-

mother to 18 grandsons, including Kaiser Wilhelm III, a later scourge known in the “family” as Willy. The rightful Grandmother of Europe, Queen Victoria was the primary instrument of foreign policy when England ruled the waves. Although even blood wasn’t thick enough for some. After Victoria died—and then her heir Edward VII died—her primary grandson, the intransigent and bellicose Willy, as the Kaiser, got into a war with England. Wedding as we’ve known it for the past century or more—Modern Times—is a confection that may have begun in Victoria’s reign

(1837–1902). The custom of the “white” wedding dress began with her. Some say her choice of white was a sign of extravagance, but it just may have been influenced by the values she held which emphasized sexual purity before marriage. White is still the “tradition” for the first marriage, although that too, like the business of sexual purity, has changed also. Although people have always married for a lot of practical reasons, be they social, financial, libidinal, religious, or just to get out of the house, the presumed password is “love.” But the matters of marriage have changed. Laws concerning

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women’s rights, as well as equal rights for all, as well as interfaith marriages, as well as same-sex marriages (unimaginable a quarter century ago), have become common. The New Year and the month just past. The sudden departure in the last week of the old year of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, within a day of each other was all over the media, the number one story 28 QUEST

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that wasn’t gruesome or terrifying. Just very sad. Debbie was the kind of woman who would have appreciated that kind of newsworthiness about anyone’s demise. She and Carrie would have been impressed to know that they had both garnered more publicity in that week than either had since Eddie Fisher left Debbie 50 years ago for Elizabeth Taylor. Publicity was, and remains,

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the name of the game in their profession. Keeping the persona “Out There In Front” of the audience for decades is no small matter. Both women respected and used that marketing device very effectively throughout their careers. Their public images were distinctly different in the generational sense. But their intentions were identical: get work. Mother was the teacher. She had learned well

from those who knew. I got a good look at their lives, particularly Debbie’s life and personality, in the late 80s when I wrote the autobiography Debbie, My Life (Morrow) for her. I could— and can still—recall the day when I was a young kid and rode my bike down to the Park Theater in the center of town to see Singin’ In the Rain on the big screen. I’d already seen her two years be-

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A fore in Two Weeks With Love where she sang “Abba Dabba Honeymoon” with Carlton Carpenter. That tune really hit the spot. There are more than a few of us, 65 years later, who still know all the words (there were about 10 of them) and still sing it to ourselves. I know this because some have confided that to me. This incident of their deaths got me to take the

book down off the shelf and read it again. In a way, I never “wrote” it, and although Debbie never wrote one word of it and never read any of it until it was finished, it was entirely hers except for the paragraphs, sentences, and phrases that kept the continuity. I’d interviewed her for more than 100 hours over the course of a year, transcribed every word, and used much

of it to create the story told in her own words, as well as reflect the personality which was at once witty, clever, sharp, hilarious, perspicacious, loyal, kind, and sad. Hermes Pan, Fred Astaire’s career-long partner in Fred’s choreography, had worked several times with Debbie from early in her career, and knew her well. When he heard I’d been hired to write

her book, he described her thusly: “She’s not a great actress, she’s not a great singer, she’s not a great dancer, but she is a great talent!!” Debbie could do everything, and she worked hard at infusing that great talent in a performance that left a sweet and gentle impression and appreciation on millions. As well as often leave them laughing. Pan’s remarks resonated in

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an after-the-show night was spent in each other’s dressing rooms, with their friends, entertaining each over drinks, and cigarettes, and laughter until dawn. Debbie’s performance as Frances Liberace was brilliant in even the classical sense. Debbie’s work reminded me of Lillian Burns Sidney who had been her mentor and lifelong supporter of her talent. Lillian had been the head acting coach at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1938 through 1952 when Mr. Mayer himself occupied the

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mogul’s suite in the Thalberg Building, and was the veritable King of Hollywood. Lillian was a tiny woman, no more than 4’11” standing (always) erect. She bore a natural air of distinction in her presence. She was always smartly dressed and poised; a forthright, plain-spoken, right-thinking woman who loved the “picture business,” as it was called, and all kinds of the creative talent that went into it. Especially actors, writers, and directors. In her position during her time at Metro—from 1938

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until 1952 when Louis B. Mayer resigned—Lillian was the highest paid non-actress on the lot, earning more than $100,000 a year (or several million in today’s dollars) in the industry in the 1940s. She was the woman who decided who among the contract players would get the “star treatment” and who wouldn’t. She didn’t take her job lightly. She was very sophisticated in all aspects of theatre and films—as well as opera and the classics (she read from Shakespeare’s portfolio every night before she

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went to sleep). And she saw everything. After all, she’d say, “the camera doesn’t lie” so truth is everything. Her relationship with Debbie Reynolds began when the teenage Debbie went from Warners over to MGM as a contract player, a starlet as it were. Debbie was 16 at that time. In those days, the studios educated their contract people with a regimen that impressed discipline, commitment, and focus. They were schooled in not only the arts, 34 QUEST

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but in diction, dancing, walking, talking, smiling, singing, etiquette, and lighting—as well as learning, to maintain that “star’s” image at all times (while in public). Right down to one hour a day with the photographer to get that million-dollar smile down to a science. The camera was king. I was introduced to Debbie after being vetted by Lillian. Lillian and I had met in a circuitous way—the road that writers are often on while pursuing a project. I sent her

some “samples” of my writing to consider me for the job. One was the story of my friend Channing Chase and her “Sudden Death” which occurred in my house in Los Angeles. Channing was revived and survived. It was that story that “got” to Lillian, who read everything as if she were witnessing it personally on the screen. She later told me that as she got to the end of the article in which the then comatose Channing was beginning to

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Lillian would have been very proud of her student/daughter’s achievement in the role of Mrs. Liberace. Truth. Lillian Burns Sidney died in 1998 in her ninety-fifth year. She was a remarkable woman, a great friend, and a great character and loving teacher. There is a series of video interviews with her now on YouTube. They were done when she was in her late 80s or early 90s. The interviewer focused on her career in, and observations of, the American films made in the age of the Studio system. Lillian was one of a kind, an angel to many of us including her Debbi-la, as she referred to her in moments of fond memory.

If you should watch, bear in mind this is a woman who witnessed most of the great stage and film talent of the 20th century, a little girl from Chicago (she pronounced it Chi-caw-go) who became one of the most influential women in the American film industry in its so-called Golden Age. Lillian, our Lillian… Friday, January 20, 2017. Inauguration Day for the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. The day was mild, overcast, and in the high 40s. It was unremarkable. I had to go to lunch at Michael’s, and traffic was on the quiet side for that time of weekday. The barriers are still up on the sidewalks of both

blocks south of 57th Street by Trump Tower. However, the crowds had otherwise subsided from the mob scenes of the last several weeks, waiting for a glimpse of The Man. Evidently people already knew that the President-elect was not at home. Otherwise, the sidewalks were empty. Michael’s was very busy but relatively calm. The bright young women of New York. On a Tuesday night late in the month I went over to the Upper East Side apartment of Sheila and Tom Wolfe for a book party they were hosting for their daughter Alexandra who has just published Valley of the Gods; A Silicon Valley Story (Simon

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& Schuster). I knew nothing about the book as I never saw an invitation (mine was an email from the author), nor had I heard about its content. Alexandra and I have known each other for quite a few years (even though she’s a kid to me). We met through one of those phone calls where the journalist calls to ask me what I think of this or that social New York character (being the all-knowing one that I am, of course). Very often they’re only looking for a quote they can use to brighten up the story. Alexandra, who is also a person who is easy to laugh, was then working for the New York 38 QUEST

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Observer. She is a great interviewer, and she also laughs at all my stupid jokes. She must bring that out in people. Anyway, it’s always very flattering. She has a great laugh too. So on my way to the party, I got into the elevator with a man who was also going to the same party and had known about the book. He told me that Alexandra had been covering Silicon Valley for quite some time and this book was about a project of Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley tycoon—Hulk Hogan, anybody? He’s also a backer of Donald Trump’s Presidency—who has made several fortunes from his invest-

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ments. The project involves showing people how there are alternatives to pursuing a future without a college education. Mr. Thiel’s fellows (the 20 chosen) are given $100,000 to spend on whatever project they decide. The idea isn’t to discourage college educations, but to encourage innovation, inventiveness, imagination, and foresight— among other characteristics. It’s not so much innovative as a revival of the old tried and true ways. I always use Henry Ford as an example of what people can do without a college degree. Back at the beginning of

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the Automotive Age, a farmer’s son (whose father considered him lazy), young Henry—he was a very young man then, with a natural high mechanical aptitude and accompanying curiosity—could see that the Steam Engine could change the life of all farmers (and we were a nation of farmers at the time). His project was making a car. For the people, not the elite. That car grew into a civilizational movement that dominates the entire civilization a century later. I get the impression that Peter Thiel is all for encouraging that kind of life-changing Project. Alexandra’s Valley of the

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ness that is often concealed by her very bright and sharp conversation. But sometimes it seems there’s something about me that makes her laugh all the time. She was doing that last night. Maybe it was the champagne? I asked her to inscribe my copy of the book and she wrote: “Dear David, Thank you so much for the years of hilarious lunches….Love, A.” I was very flattered that she thought of our lunches that way, although I don’t think of myself as that “hilarious”—leaving me to wonder what it is about me that makes her laugh all the time. Maybe I should look in the mirror? Crawford Doyle, the bookstore on Madison Avenue and 81st Street closed on Tuesday January 10, for good. I went over there the day before, and bought three books, mainly as a gesture of respect for their work (as well as another excuse to buy books—and they were all

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Heights. This is a slender book, almost a sliver of a book. Before opening it, I wondered how such a short book could be…interesting. Except I’ve always loved Capote’s writing. It was originally an article for Holiday magazine, a wonderful American travel magazine started in 1946 and put out by Curtis Publishing (Saturday Evening Post, etc.), the likes of which does not exist anymore. It was very classy and employed great writ-

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ers of the time like Capote, Graham Greene, Jack Kerouac, Arthur C. Clarke. In its heyday, it had one million subscribers. The piece was titled “A House on the Heights” circa 1955. The house was a 28-room, kind of boardinghouse owned by Oliver Smith, the Broadway set designer and a major arts and culture figure in New York. This was where Truman at that time in his life was working on Breakfast at Tif-

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fany’s and occupying a tiny two-room apartment in the basement (back when basements had windows). In the piece Truman takes us on a walking tour of the neighborhood in those days. Neighborhoods such as the Heights were reflections of an era before the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge were built. It was a geographically a separate community across the water from Manhattan. Over time it, because of its proximi-

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The residential neighborhood that still had allure for this Southern boy in the 1950s—the Heights—is full of characters and stories. The author takes you on his walks and you see the world, meet the people, hear their

voices and get their personalities through his eyes. His prose often has a hushed elegance to his descriptions, and the rascal putting them down can easily interrupt them with a tweaking to ease his own envy.

As much as I read, I tend to approach a new book with some doubt. Will I have time? Is it too long? Will it keep me interested, will I learn, feel, know, etc. And I’ve read Capote and have even thrilled to some of his

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on Willow Street with its early 19th century grandeur. Attie’s photographs are the neighborhoods they visited but rarely include Truman. They show you neighborhoods at odds with themselves as the world changes. Most of these photographs were not used in the final edit. The editors kept on

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the track of something warm and lovely—like the house. The decay of change is not a pretty picture, but Attie captures the ingenuity of the neighborhood’s inhabitants, even the children who could happily make the most of it and find something to do. This book is a pleasure and a reminder of many things

that often go unnoticed in the early 21st century New York. The decaying areas in David Attie’s photographs are now an area near the Bridge called DUMBO: Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Hardly decaying, at least from a real estate point of view. You’re in New York, all phases and sizes of it. u

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IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY PAUL AND LINDA MCCARTNEY had the most idyllic place in the South of England—a vast estate set in Peasmarsh in East Sussex, practically on the spot that began the Norman conquest of England— where the Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066. As I recall, Linda had seen this beautiful Appaloosa horse standing alone in a vast field one day when they were out for a drive. Paul had given it to her after she said it was the most beautiful horse she had ever seen. Always a free spirit, Linda was a champion rider by the age of 13, but here she preferred to ride bareback and barefoot with only a braided reins. When you were with them it was easy to see that they were a team, completely natural and at ease with each other. They married in 1969 and Linda performed with Wings on stage, and they were together until her untimely death in 1998. It has been said that Paul’s last words to Linda described her as riding on her Appaloosa on a spring day with a clear blue sky. A beautiful way to remember her. ◆ 64 QUEST


This spread: Linda McCartney on her favorite Appaloosa horse at their farm in East Sussex, 1992.

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HOLLYWOOD IS IN A SNIT. Hollywood is very angry and depressed. Hollywood is having a nervous breakdown. The Donald is in the White House and Hollywood types cannot take it any more. Ditto for the New York Times and the T.V. networks, except for Fox. Frank Bruni, a Times columnist who used to write about food and now 66 QUEST

advises us about politics, is upset. Another hysterical Times columnist, a guy called Blow, has put on a show demanding “The Donald” does a no-show, but he didn’t get his wish. He now calls the 45th president illegitimate, a “troglodyte” who won a Russian rigged election. Such are the joys of our liberal

media, but let’s not judge them too harshly. They’re depressed, and, lacking talent, they’ve descended to the lowest common denominator of screaming abuse and crying foul. (They all remind me of losing Greek political candidates, and also some South American ones; there are no real elections in Africa, hence I will skip that


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continent.) And then there’s Max Boot, a neocon-Washington-ass-licker, whose name obviously derives from having a large boot shoved up you know where sometime in his or his family’s past. He calls “The Donald” a Manchurian Candidate, which brings me back to Hollywood. And Meryl Streep. Now no one in their right mind would deny her talent, no one except our president, that is. But an ex-editor of mine, Charles Moore, who at 25 was named head of The Spectator, the oldest weekly magazine in the English speaking world, has recently revealed how the sainted Meryl was guilty of exactly what she accused “The Donald” of in her speech at the Golden Globes. Moore is now be in his late fifties and is the official biographer of Margaret Thatcher. He is one of the most respected writers and journalists in Britain, a nation that views the “hacks” as journalists, and are referred to in that rainy place as one step above child molesters. The controversy began when Trump was campaigning in 2015 and alleged that

“thousands of Muslims in Jersey City had publicly celebrated the attack of 9/11.” The allegation caused outrage and his numbers now seem to have been wildly exaggerated. However, the Trump camp came up with evidence that such celebrations had taken place, and one such evidence was covered by a Washington Post hack by the name of Serge Kovaleski, who wrote following the attacks. Fourteen years later, Kovaleski denied that he had written it, and was in turn attacked by Trump as a liar. The hack could not undo what he had written, no matter how hard he wanted to. So he lied and Trump made fun of him, making gestures that Trumps critics immediately misconstrued as making fun of Kovaleski’s withered arm. Trump defenders pointed out that “The Donald” had made the same gestures when mimicking weasel excuses by Ted Cruz, who does not have any physical disabilities. As Charles Moore points out, when looking at the clips, Trump has a very strong case. Meryl got the headlines she wanted

by defending someone who had used the excuse of his disability to smear Trump—who happened to be innocent of the charge. Yet “La Streep” herself turns out not to be as clean as she pretends. Disrespect for the afflicted won her an Oscar, as when she portrayed Lady Thatcher in the film about the Iron Lady. Lady Thatcher was still alive and very conscious of how Meryl portrayed her. According to people in the know, Lady Thatcher was very hurt by it. Empathy is a word used quite a lot by Hollywood types while virtue signaling. Meryl got a lot of mileage out of virtue signaling at the Golden Globes. Margaret Thatcher was a great leader, who deserved better than the way Meryl portrayed her, i.e. as having lost her mind. But that’s Hollywood for you. It mourns Hillary, the charmless, greedy and ruthless go-getter who has always hitched a ride on more successful men, and now mourns the victory of a man who knows a liar when he sees one. u For more Taki, visit takimag.com. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 7 6 7


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Fresh Finds 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

FEBRUARY IS ONE of our favorite months to shop. When the

snow has us bound inside, we’re quick to browse (and, yes, to click and buy) online. It also marks our annual Wedding Issue, and nothing beats a cold, brisk day like strolling the streets of SoHo or Madison Avenue in pursuit of gifts for the bride and groom. Of course, our calendars are circled in red for the 14th, so don’t forget something perfect for your valentine.

NIRAV MODI’s Mughal necklace, with 11 carats of petalshaped, Mughal-cut diamonds inlaid around brilliant-cut centers

Carolina Herrera elevates the “blushing bride” with the Emanuele gown, in tiered tulle and organza with embroidered bodice trim. $9,990. Carolina Herrera: 954 Madison Ave., 212.249.6552.

mounted in 18-kt. white gold. Price upon request. NIRAV MODI: 727 Madison Ave., 212.603.0000.

Betteridge’s 14.92-ct. round brilliant diamond “Love Knot” ring is sure to make her say, “I do.” For more about this exceptional colorless diamond set in an equally exceptional setting, call Betteridge of Greenwich: 203.869.0124.

Versatility reigns with these minimalist must-own Nudistsong sandals by Stuart Weitzman— perfect for your wedding day and the special occasions that follow. $398 at stuartweitzman.com.

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Find the perfect honeymoon spot at WIMCO’s Villa Kymothoe, or LIV KYM, just a short walk from Kapari Beach on Mykonos. Concierge service, a saltwater infinity pool, and twice-daily housekeeping are just a few of the luxuries at this paradise. Visit wimco.com or call 888.997.4880.

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visiting netjets.com.

Lauren’s white Barathea Drake dinner jacket ($4,995), black Barathea tuxedo trouser ($895), and satin bow tie ($175), at ralphlauren.com.

Allow your guests to be welcomed in style with an exquisite escort card from Pickett’s Press. Engraved in black ink. Set of 10 cards with blank envelopes for $55. For more, visit pickettspress.com.

With a sharp ice blue dial and handsome semi-circular President bracelet, Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 is a groom’s gift that will last a lifetime. For more, visit rolex.com.

It’s time for cheers, and we’re partial to Louis Roederer’s Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2009, offering a bouquet of citrus, white and yellow fruits, cocoa bean, and finely ground hazelnuts. $85.99. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 7 6 9


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Come February 14, we’ll be reaching for this embossed organza color block dress by the master of the perfect Before

go-to dress herself, Lela Rose.

puckering up,

$1,795 at lelarose.com.

layer up—in J.McLaughlin’s Reed wool scarf in tufted

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classic design into a modern, meaningful keepsake. Ideal for gifting this Valentine’s Day. $125 at toryburch.com.

Spread your wings and prepare to fly with Wempe’s Butterflies

Nicolas Cloiseau presents the perfect collection for your valentine: La Maison du Chocolat’s “Stolen Moments,” with every bite conjuring Paris, from an espresso to a bouquet of flowers. $82 for 30-piece box at lamaisonduchocolat.us.

From city-ready styles to iconic, festive essentials (like the pleasing pink sand seen here), there’s no such thing as too many Hunter Original tall rain boots for a girl’s wardrobe. $150 at us.hunterboots.com. Fall in love with Roger Vivier’s Mini Love Tattoo Clutch in patent leather with heart tattoo, small buckle closure, and a thin chain shoulder strap (worn as a clutch or a small bag). $1,150. Roger Vivier: 750 Madison Ave., 212.861.5371. 70 QUEST

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diamond ring. $2,475. Wempe: 700 Fifth Ave., 212.397.9000.


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Debora LaBudde’s new jewelry destination site, MEMO, lets you try jewelry at home for three days before deciding to buy. We’re pretty sure you’ll opt to keep this Lucy Snake Pendant by Ileana Makri. $1,570 at experiencememo.com.

Spoil yourself with a new trinket, like Jimmy Choo’s Trinket clutch—a classic, tube-shaped clutch with metal frame closure and timeless feminine style. In anthracite lamé glitter. $1,050 at us.jimmychoo.com.

Scully & Scully’s leather backgammon set travels easily from the drawing room to the park bench, and is sure to fire your competitive spirit. $1,295 for this distinguished set in black at scullyandscully.com. Get a head start on spring shopping with Escada, offering everything from clean silhouettes for day to stunning dresses for evening. Escada: 7 East 55th St., 212.755.2200.


NIRAV MODI: À LA MODE BY DANIEL CAPPELLO

ONE OF THE LATEST additions to the haute walk of high jewelry along Madison Avenue is the recent opening of NIRAV MODI, a beautifully conceived boutique at 727 Madison where jeweler Nirav Modi’s namesake creations shine at center stage. Excellence in quality, design, innovation, and craftsmanship are the defining hallmarks of the NIRAV MODI brand, and the house’s bridal jewelry is no exception to this rule. For our Wedding Issue, Quest sat down with Mr. Modi to talk about his love of the craft and how he caters to the modern bride. Q: How did you get into the industry? A: I grew up in Antwerp, where my father is still a diamantaire. He took over from my grandfather and continued the family business, but the path that led me to jewelry design was truly

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serendipitous. A friend asked me to design a pair of earrings for her. Initially reluctant, I started sourcing diamonds to match my high-quality standards and ended up finding them in Russia. My friend’s utter happiness and delight upon seeing them were the impetus I needed to get into this field. Q: What inspires you most when it comes to bridal jewelry? A: Our iconic Celestial setting, which is used in part of our bridal jewelry, is inspired by the bright halos that frame the stars. Just like a celestial body is surrounded by an abundance of shining stars, a large center stone shines among a mystical halo of brilliant-cut diamonds, giving a sense of celestial buoyancy. Like the eternity of the stars and moons, the Celestial setting symbolizes everlasting love. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 7 7 3


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Q: What sets NIRAV MODI bridal pieces apart from others? A: People are drawn to us not simply for our designs, but also for our innovations—like our Embrace Bands, which have a simple and classic design with a unique stretch mechanism, or our patented cuts, which make our jewels one of a kind. Our Endless Cut Band, for example, is created with an unbroken halo of diamonds. Our focus is always on exceptional diamonds and the overall experience for our clients. Q: What kind of bride are you designing for? A: Our engagement and weddings rings, along with all our collections, are designed with the modern woman in mind— who wants something unique and undiscovered, something comfortable, and something beautiful. She is a woman who has a deep appreciation for quality and aesthetics in various forms; she is well informed and well traveled. She is sophisticated and passionate about jewelry, understands and values high-quality diamonds, and appreciates fine craftsmanship. She believes luxury is meant to be lived, and would like to wear her jewels to work, for lunch, or on a night out.

This spread: The entrance to the NIRAV MODI Madison Avenue boutique (above left); exceptional

Q: Besides rings, what jewelry makes a good bridal gift? A: A timeless necklace, pendant, bracelet, or pair of earrings to accompany the ring and complete the bride’s look on her big day makes for a special bridal gift. We create complementary silhouettes specifically for this purpose, and these jewels can be worn together on the wedding day, or afterward, as an everyday piece. u

craftsmanship at play (at right). Below, left to right: Men’s Embrace Band; Grand Endless Cut Band; Slim Embrace Ring; Classic Embrace Ring; Tulip Solitaire Pavé Ring; Slim Embrace Ring; Men’s Embrace Band; Slim Embrace Ring.


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CAPSTAR, A SALUTE TO SERVICE BY ALEX TRAVERS CHARLES BOWMONT is describing the scene. “You get out of the airport and there’s a sea of Mercedes and Cadillac SUVs.” But then, amid the Mercedes and Cadillacs and taxis, there’s a Jaguar, piloted by an immaculately dressed trained veteran, ready to take you home. “And that,” enthuses Bowmont—who is actually the Marquis of Bowmont and the soon-to-be Duke of Roxburghe—“is Capstar.” There are many remarkable aspects to Capstar, the luxury chauffer business Bowmont founded with Rob Bassett Cross in 2013: for instance, the way it has become one of the more active private companies—rather than a government—to provide meaningful employment opportunities for veterans in both the United Kingdom and the United States; the way it went from an idea in Bowmont’s head to a fully operational business in two continents (Capstar currently operates in New York and London) in just a few years; the unique fleet

of cars it steadily keeps on the road; its services in private aviation. But the most remarkable fact about Capstar is that it continues to help veterans transition to other positions as well. Capstar, in essence, is a springboard for ex-soldiers to find careers in almost any industry. “A lot of these guys didn’t think they were necessarily going to be chauffer drivers for life,” says Bowmont, a vet of the British Army. “And many are recruited by our top clients to do other things. Actually, that’s part of the whole motivation of why we set it up: it provides an opportunity for someone else.” One ex-driver, for instance, is now working for a major telecommunications company in London. Another is the head of security for a hedge fund. “And these guys started doing airport runs,” says Bowmont. Soon, we will be in a world that not many people know is so close at hand: where cars can essentially drive themselves.

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Bowmont talks about these advances as if they are right around the corner. It might feel like the future to us, but to him it’s as though this is an almost inevitable iteration of what those in the automobile industry know can be done already. Of course, this will most likely affect drivers working for services like Uber or Lyft. Companies with tens of thousands of cars on the road who aim to get customers from point A to point B. Fortunately, the practical present-day focus at Capstar is on service and security. They happily cater to very specific needs. A CEO may use a Capstar driver to take her to and from work, but the same CEO may also use Capstar to have her children dropped off at school. “A lot of clients love the idea that they know the drivers personally,” assures Bowmont. “And all the guys have been highly vetted.” For Bowmont, it is a point of pride to uphold these high standards and hire unique employees like Dan Richards, a former lance-bombardier. Richards is one of Capstar’s most requested drivers. And Dan Richards, who endured a terrible accident, has a prosthetic hand. Before Capstar, he, like many veterans who have suffered from posttraumatic stress, had a difficult time finding a job. “He filled out 324 job applications and got three interviews in that process,” recalls Bowmont. When a charity introduced Richards to Capstar, “he was a bit of a shell of his former self,” notes Bowmont. Capstar, through its training program, helped build Richards back up, and last year, in 2015, he received the Professional Driver of the Year award in United Kingdom. “Effectively,” says Bowmont, “ the chauffer driver’s Oscars.” Richards has much to recommend him. He isn’t just a good chauffeur. He embodies the spirit of Capstar itself. He is all its elements—discipline, honor, integrity, reliability, trust—rolled into one. u


S E RV I C E This page: Capstar employs former members of the American and British Armed Forces; Capstar co-founder Charles Bowmont in Iraq in 2007. Opposite page: Capstar offers both chauffeur and private aviation services; every member of the Capstar team has had the highest level of training and personal vetting.


Harlem Academy students on the playground.


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BY ALEX TRAVERS

OUT IN HARLEM, New York, Vincent Dotoli still can’t wrap his mind around it. There are simply too many children slipping through the cracks of our education system. Mostly, these are low-income students with test scores in the 75th–85th percentile. “Those scores,” Dotoli—the head of school at Harlem Academy—explains, “are too high to receive attention at public or charter schools where so many struggling students need special attention just to reach minimum standards. But these scores are also too low for them get into the competitive programs.” Harlem Academy opened in September 2004 with a mission to drive opportunity for promising, low-income students who might otherwise be left behind. Its first class consisted of 12 first graders. The main focus was on core academic skills—reading, writing, and thinking critically. In just a year, Harlem Academy expanded, moving to a larger space and adding grades. Today, the school occupies a few buildings off Fifth Avenue, serving grades one through eight. The student body consists of around 120 children, and there are plans to open a permanent campus. Harlem Academy is a private school. Its students mainly come from Harlem, the South Bronx, and Washington Heights. In 90 percent of the districts it serves, no kindergarten students scored high enough to access the competitive citywide Gifted and Talented programs. At HA, tuition is set on a sliding scale. Here, no qualified student is turned away. Based on the school’s data, 15 percent of HA’s operating costs are covered by tuition. Donors supply the other 85 percent. The cost per student is comparable to that of the local public schools, and will improve when they move into their own building. A growing number of donors are investing in the school each year as well. In the classroom, there is an emphasis on intellectual engagement, character development, and family partnership. A major goal at HA is to help students thrive at the highest academic levels, enabling them to catch up with higher income peers. The program is starting to attract attention more broadly across the education world. Teachers and education leaders F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 7 8 1


visit to see the program in action, and two national journals will be publishing articles in the next six months. “Excellence and transparency,” says Dotoli. “We want to get great ideas out there—and we want to share everything we learn.” On a recent visit, in mid-November, I walk in on a group of fourth grade students getting ready to play chess. Their teacher is going over the rules of the tournament. When he’s finished, one of the students has a question. “What happens if you get eliminated?” he asks. “You cry,” exclaims another. There’s about a second of silence, and then the entire room laughs. For this group of students, chess is clearly fun. But it is more than just a game where a loss will lead to elimination, which may or may not lead to tears. It is a game that teaches students to consider consequences before they take an action; it demonstrates an important life skill. So in some ways, Harlem Academy’s ethos is simple. And yet, at the same time, its practices are also deeply innovative. “We’ve learned that we must put the majority of the focus on core academic skills and strong habits,” stresses Dotoli. “Rather than worry about what books we’re going to read or what historical era we are going to study, we want to make sure our students are getting enough high-quality at-bats, so they develop the skills they need.” Later that afternoon, I meet some students. They politely introduce themselves, and we take a seat in the school’s library. A boy named Caden tells me about what he’s doing in class— learning vocab words, classifying the properties of rocks, studying their orders. He’s also reading a book called The Runaway Hug. “Sometimes,” he adds, “I read at a two-point-five level, but sometimes I read books above three-point-two,” representing second and third grade reading levels. Caden is in first grade. At Harlem Academy, there is a school creed. It builds off of four core pillars. A first grade student tells me what they are. “Integrity,” she says, “is having values and being honest. Initiative is doing things on your own. Compassion is caring for others. And Determination”—she tilts her head down and her eyes look up—“is not giving up.” Never give up. That one rings true with Dotoli. And although there have been complications and struggles—“anytime you want to do something to a very high standard, it’s going to be challenging,” he reports—the entire first graduating class at Harlem Academy finished high school in four years. Of that group, 92 percent are currently enrolled in four-year colleges. It’s an incredible accomplishment. In Dotoli’s view, the school is raising the ceiling for low-income children. He knows, given the proper resources and skills, that these children will have better opportunities. Will there be more challenges along the way for both the students and the school? Yes. “But we’re a good bet,” Dotoli assures, “and there’s still an opportunity to be a part of the founding team to actually build the school’s home and ensure its permanence.” All he asks is that you come spend an hour at Harlem Academy and witness it in action. u This spread: Harlem Academy in action. For more information or to make a donation, visit harlemacademy.org. Or call 212.348.2600. 82 QUEST

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THE RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES, Miami Beach, are ideally suited to attract the New York buyer. The elegant design, the anti-cookie-cutter floor plans, being on the water with access to the boating lifestyle, exclusive world-class amenities, and of course, resort-style living managed by the world’s leading hospitality brand, The Ritz-Carlton—all in all, these luxury residences are worlds apart from N.Y.C. A development unlike any other, The Residences offers protected panoramic views of the calming water and lush gardens in addition to both of the Miami and the Miami Beach skylines. A mid-rise ultra-luxury development nestled on the shores of Surprise Lake where ocean and lake meet—essentially, residents have their own private channel—owners enjoy a unique waterfront oasis within a tranquil residential community. An amazing and peaceful alternative for those who are so used to the “monolithic building” lifestyle and are looking for more space. The expansive (over seven acres), amenity-rich property will feature gardens, pools, entertainment spaces, and a private marina with 36 boat dock slips; a private, on-site 84 QUEST

captained VanDutch 40-foot Day Yacht; the world’s first residential art studio; a private cinema-style screening room; indoor/outdoor spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; a halfacre rooftop pool deck with private cabanas and gourmet restaurant; pet grooming facilities; indoor and outdoor yoga studios; meditation garden; carwash facilities; a waterfront bar and social room; and more! Piero Lissoni’s first full-scale residential architectural project in the United States brings an enormous array of amenities right to your doorstep. Comprised of 111 residences and 15 single-family villas, additional features include custom-designed Boffi kitchens and bathrooms. The two- to five-bedroom homes range in size from 1,922 to over 10,000 square feet, in a selection of over 60 unique floor plans. With over 65% of the residences sold, the trend is clear: over 20% of those buyers are New Yorkers. u For more information please call 305.548.8410 or visit www.TheResidencesMiamiBeach.com.

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Enterprise has also implemented new content marketing strategy, spearheaded by the launch of a new digital magazine called Pursuits with Enterprise. The magazine includes stories of exceptional journeys filled with purpose and passion. “This is an exciting time at Enterprise,” enthuses Broughton. “We’re shifting into a new gear, and it’s clear that our customers are enjoying the ride.” Enterprise’s total transportation solution consists of: ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR Enterprise’s flagship, internationally recognized brand is best known for affordable rates, neighborhood convenience, and outstanding customer service, including picking up local customers at no extra cost. Today, there are more than 7,600 Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America. EXOTIC COLLECTION BY ENTERPRISE From exotic sports cars to luxury sedans and SUVs, the Exotic Car Collection features one of the largest selections of exotic and premium luxury vehicles from manufacturers around the world including Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Bentley, Range Rover, and more. ENTERPRISE CAR SALES A pioneer in the concept of the haggle-free car-buying ex-

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OVER THE YEARS, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has become an iconic brand name, woven into the fabric of communities everywhere and universally known for delivering an exceptional experience to car rental customers. But did you know they can rent you a Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes-Benz…and even a Lamborghini? It’s true. As transportation needs have evolved, so too has Enterprise. Today, Enterprise provides an array of offerings beyond traditional car rental, including luxury vehicle and truck rental, car-sharing, and car sales. “Mobility is such an integral part of each day that, when transportation options are limited, it seriously disrupts our lives. Fortunately, Enterprise has always been a brand consumers can rely on to keep them going,” says Lee Broughton, vice president, Enterprise North American Brand Marketing. “Whether our customers are renting, buying, or sharing, we’re there to keep their lives moving forward in a very real and practical way. Simply put: we’ve got their backs. And it’s music to our ears when they tell us we make the daunting easy and the mundane quite delightful for them. That means we’ve done our job.” In an effort to highlight its comprehensive range of transportation offerings, Enterprise recently launched a new brand positioning campaign. As part of the campaign, the brand has partnered with actor and comedian Joel McHale and actress Kristen Bell. Both McHale and Bell star in advertisements highlighting all of the ways that Enterprise can meet their transportation needs.


This page: In an effort to highlight its comprehensive range of transportation offerings, Enterprise recently launched a new brand positioning campaign, partnering with actor and comedian Joel McHale (right) and actress Kristen Bell. Opposite page: From exotic sports cars to luxury sedans and SUVs, the Exotic Car Collection features one of the largest selections of exotic and premium luxury vehicles from manufacturers around the world.

perience, Enterprise Car Sales features more than 250 makes and models of high-quality, late-model used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs—most of which have been selected from Enterprise Holdings’ U.S. fleet of more than 1.1 million vehicles. Each vehicle passes a rigorous 109-point inspection conducted by an ASE–certified technician and comes with a seven-day/1,000-mile repurchase policy and a 12-month/12,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

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MEERA GANDHI is CEO and founder of the Giving Back Foundation, a non-profit organization whose focus is on alleviating poverty and suffering, with a specific emphasis on underserved children and women. Since its inception, the Foundation’s three missions are clearer than ever: to empower through transformative education; to be a platform for dialogue and debate; and to spread mindfulness and happiness. As declares Ms. Gandhi’s and the Foundation’s motto, “We are to the universe only as much as we give back to it.” One of the most apparent facets of her mission is that mentorship is a binding thread that connects the foundation 88 QUEST

to those that the Giving Back Foundation helps. “I have seen, as I grow older, insight and experience becomes very valuable to younger people who are starting This page: Meera Gandhi and Honorary Jackie Weatherspoon canvassing for Hillary Clinton. Opposite page: Ms. Gandhi with girls from the St. Michael’s Girls’ Hostel; the Giving Back foundation has many mentoring programs; Ms. Gandhi and family; members of the Himba tribe in Namibia, as part of MANE, another foundation with which Ms. Gandhi is involved; dance group with guest of honor Ms. Gandhi; Ms. Gandhi speaking at the IMC Women’s Day, 1999.

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life and are unsure of what is ahead,” says Ms. Gandhi. “A strong spirit of love and caring, and ongoing mentorship, is what we are all about today.” This May, the B4U TV Network will start airing The Meera Gandhi Show, which will aim at mentoring and inspiring people around the world, as well as act as a platform to share the kind of messaging that the foundation feels is much needed today. More than ever, Meera Gandhi believes that people need to feel loved, connected, and inspired. The Giving Back Foundation has been quite successful in this principle and is growing faster than ever, currently reaching a quarter of a million people through online messages, films, and books. Needless to say, the T.V. show will take the message to an

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extensive worldwide audience: an expected billion viewers in India, 4 to 5 million in the U.S. and Canada, and another half a million in the UAE—all within the first 13 episodes. “We are having so much fun syncing our message with those who need to absorb these uplifting and energetic campaign,” proclaims Ms. Gandhi. With everything that she has already accomplished, this is latest move is another wonderful way for the humanitarian and philanthropist Ms. Gandhi to reach out a helping hand to those around the world who might need one. u For more information and listings for the show, please visit www.thegivingbackfoundation.net

“Everyone one has the right to follow their dreams and thoughts. This has been the basis of evolution.” —Meera Gandhi

This page: Meera Gandhi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a ceremony with Honoree Abdihafid Yussef Abdi, the co-founder of Teachers Against Violent Extremism in Kenya. Opposite page: Ms. Gandhi with her children; Ms. Gandhi with The Rockefellers at the annual American Friends of Versailles Luncheon. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 7 9 1


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EMBARK ON LIFE’S greatest adventure enveloped in romance and glamour at the Rainbow Room. Dance away a magical evening on the famous rotating dance floor surrounded by sparking chandeliers, crystal curtains, and spectacular Manhattan cityscapes from 65 stories in the sky. Situated on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the Rainbow Room is a spectacular venue that offers a romantic and festive locale for special occasions, such as wedding ceremonies and receptions. Opened to the public in 1934 during the Great Depression, the historic venue has served as host to some of the most famous events in New York, including performances from singers like Frank Sinatra.

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Rainbow Room chefs and hospitality professionals are among the most sought-after talent in their industries, promising to deliver on the venue’s immaculate reputation as an international event destination, and guaranteeing unforgettable milestones. Rainbow Room has refined and updated classic dishes, while infusing an elegant playfulness in presentation. Rainbow Room graciously accommodates 300 guests for a seated dinner and 250 guests for a seated dinner with dancing. The Rainbow Room name was inspired by the installation of an RCA color organ that automatically converted music into changing colors in harmony with the moods expressed by the music. When music was played, concealed color lights would

project across the room’s dome and illuminate the dance floor. Floor-to-ceiling windows, adorned with curtains made of real Preciosa crystals from the Czech Republic, create a breathtaking sight on their own while offering sprawling views of Manhattan. Though recently updated, the renovation preserved the landmark features of the venue, including the four platforms and their gorgeous crystal balusters, the regal crystal chandelier that serves as the focal point of the room, the 30-foot diameter rotating parquet dance floor, and the dramatic staircase that leads to the entertainers’ balcony. This luxurious venue guarantees that couples will feel on top of the world during their special day. u F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 7 9 3


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GREEN VALE, A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS JESSE DOUGHERTY knows that the most important relationship in a school is the bond between a student and a teacher. “As the head of school at Green Vale,” he says, “it’s my job to give everything I can to the teachers because they are the ones who create remarkable experiences for the students.” This is Dougherty’s second year at Green Vale, a private co-educational school with a curriculum for Pre-Nursery through Eighth Grade located on the North Shore of Long Island. Green Vale, a short distance from New York City, is nearly 100 years old, and Dougherty is its 10th head of school. He describes Green Vale as an institution “that balances tradition and innovation well.” A school, he notes, “with a strong community of learners.” When he first stepped on the campus as a potential candidate for head of school, several students approached him with questions. “This was their school,” he explains with a laugh. “They were invested in knowing that the head was 94 QUEST

going to be the right person.” Dougherty, now with three of his own children enrolled at Green Vale, has impressed both the students and the faculty. Interestingly, his doctorate degree was in faculty engagement, and at Green Vale he’s suggested that the teachers spend time focusing on the student experience—that is, on learning rather than teaching. “I ask our faculty to really imagine the experience of a student as they prepare for the day: What are the ways to have a peak learning experience as opposed to a great teaching day.” As the head of school, Dougherty has many other roles as well—for instance, developing long-term strategic planning; talking to parents about their children; going over financial policies with board members; forging partnerships with organizations such as the Cold Spring Harbor Lab and environmental programs like the North Shore Alliance; organizing social activities to bring together families. It’s a lot of

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work, but it’s an expectation he enjoys. “I have a very open door,” he expresses, “and I like that we are a school of about 450.” He’s proud that he knows all the students. “That,” he adds, “actually allows us to push them further.” One student, for example, wanted to create a drone. Not an easy task. But with his teachers, he figured out how to get started. He set goals. Asked questions. Worked through the hurdles. When it was time, the student printed the majority of the materials on a 3D printer. Then, he and his teachers took it outside to test it out. It flew. Green Vale is all about inspiring its students to be their best. And creating a community of learners—that’s important, too. These virtues are all part of what makes the Green Vale School unique, and why its students excel, and why, with the help of a remarkable faculty, they continually develop into leaders who care deeply about their education and world around them. u F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 7 9 5


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On February 11, the Central Park Conservancy will celebrate Ice Festival 2017 at Naumburg Bandshell at 3 p.m. The event will include performances by ice-carving artists, and the Mall will turn into a disco when the sun falls. For more information, call 212.310.6675.

TEA AND TULIPS

The Palm Beach Civic Association/ Palm Beach Garden Club will hold its Tea and Garden Tour at the Society of the Four Arts garden. For more information, call 561.655.7227.

The white-tie-and-tiaras evening, celebrating 60 years, will feature cocktails at 7 p.m., fireworks at 8 p.m., and dinner and dancing at 9 p.m. For more information, call 561.650.9123.

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Alzheimer’s Community Care will host its annual Palm Beach luncheon at The Beach Club (755 N County Road) at

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The Palm Beach Opera will host its annual gala with Michael Fabiano of the Metropolitan Opera at the Flagler Museum at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561.833.7888.

HOT, HOT, HOT

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation will hold its annual Palm Beach Hot Pink symposium luncheon with guest speaker Sandra Lee at The Breakers at 11:45 a.m. For more information, call 646.497.2640.

The New York Historical Society and Library will host a dinner— with March of Dimes president Jennifer Howse as guest speaker—at the Sailfish Club (1338 N Lake Way) at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561.844.0206.

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The Horticultural Society of New York will celebrate its annual Green Bean Bash at 583 Park Avenue. For more information, call 212.757.0915.

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The International Red Cross Ball— the Diamond Centennial, Vienne to Versailles—will take place at the Mar-a-Lago Club at 7 p.m.

10:45 a.m. For more information, call 561.683.2700.

On February 4, the International Red Cross Ball—its Diamond Centennial, titled Vienne to Versailles—will take place at the Mar-a-Lago Club at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561.650.9123.

The Viennese Opera Ball, celebrating the cultural relationship between Austria and America, will take place at the Waldorf=Astoria at 8 p.m. For more information, call 212.819.0117.

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The Central Park Conservancy will celebrate Ice Festival 2017 at Naumburg Bandshell at 3 p.m. The event will include performances by ice-carving artists, and the Mall will turn into a disco when the sun falls. For more information, call 212.310.6675. 25 YEARS

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its 25th anniversary gala at the Center (701 Okeechobee Boulevard). For more information, call 561.832.7469.

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Taking place on Valentine’s Day, the American Heart Association will celebrate its 62nd annual Palm Beach Heart Ball will be held at The Breakers at 7 p.m. The special evening will honor the work, mission, donors, volunteers, and, most importantly, the lives saved and improved because of the organization’s effort. For more information, call 561.697.6621.

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On February 4, the Norton Museum of Art will celebrate its annual gala and Foster + Partners project, “The New Norton,” at the museum. For more information, call 561.832.5196. Dinner Dance will take place at The Breakers at 7 p.m. The event will include a cocktail reception and honoree presentation to Tim Gannon who will receive AIF’s Business Leadership Award. For more information, call 212.213.1166.

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The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will hold its 26th annual Discovery Celebration gala at the Mar-a-Lago Club at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561.833.2080.

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The Lighthouse Guild and POSH Palm Beach will hold their 9th annual POSH Palm Beach gala dinner dance at Club Colette (215 Peruvian Avenue) at 7 p.m. The event will honor Frances Scaife and her daughter, Jennie Sacife. Arlene Dahl will serve as the event’s honorary chairwoman. For more information, call 561.828.1522.

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American Friends of the Louvre— the organization that supports the Louvre in its efforts to improve educational tools and visiting conditions—will host their gala dinner at a private residence. For more information, call 917.717.5037.

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On February 4, the Horticultural Society of New York and the Hort Team will celebrate their annual Green Bean Bash at 583 Park Avenue. For more information, call 212.757.0915.

The Society of the Four Arts will hold its Benefactors’ Council Dinner at the Sailfish Club at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561.655.7227.

MARCH 2 TEACHING

The Massachusetts General Hospital will hold its 11th annual seminar and luncheon at Casa Bendita in Palm Beach at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 617.724.6439.

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The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach will host its annual dinner dance at The Breakers at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 561.832.0731.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute will celebrate its Evening of Vision gala at the Mar-a-Lago Club. For more information, call 914.834.2868. HIT THE BOOKS

Palm Beach Day Academy will host its 2017 Feather Ball at the school at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561.832.8815.

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The Citizens Committee for New York City will hold its gala at Gotham Hall at 8 p.m. For more information, call 212.254.6677. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 7 9 7


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Marie de Courcel and Guillaume de la Serre, among the vineyards at their family house in Lauris, France.

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Marie and Guillaume were married in Lauris, in the Provence region of France, at their family estate. The bride had a bouquet made of baby’s breath, olive tree branches, and white thistle; her dress was designed by Céléstina Agostino. Marie’s mother surprised the couple with a New York–themed cake, in honor of where they live. The couple will spend their honeymoon in Japan. Fun fact: Guillaume did not technically propose. While he rummaged around his bag, searching for the ring, Marie asked him what he was doing. He answered “I’m about to ask you to marry me.” She burst into tears and said yes!

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It was a love of skiing that brought them together, so it was only appropriate that Helen and Kristian should tie the knot against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains in Park City, Utah. The couple met while skiing in August 2013 in Portillo, Chile: she was on a vacation with several friends, he was there solo to experience the world-famous snow. Though they lived in separate cities Stateside, the couple dated long-distance for two years before becoming engaged and moving together to San Francisco. Last April, they were married at the Montage Deer Valley before 130 guests from around the world. Helen wore a dress by Vera Wang and was walked down the aisle by her father, Thomas J. Whalen. The couple danced to “In My Life” by The Beatles, Kristian’s pick as the most romantic song ever written. For their honeymoon, the couple left immediately for Paris and then traveled to Chamonix—naturally—for skiing and snowboarding. 102 QUEST


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Lily and Thomas were married at Ten Elms, their family estate in East Hampton, New York. The night before, a rehearsal dinner was thrown by Kathy and BIlly Rayner at Woody House. Lily wore a dress by Carolina Herrera with a bouquet made of lavender and wheat stalks, and the string quartet played Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” during the ceremony. Each table was named after some of their favorite books, from The Count of Monte Cristo to Asterix. For a late-night treat, guests roasted s’mores over a fire pit. The wedding planners were Duke + Van Deusen. Since the groom is French, not only did the event have a Franco-American theme, but the couple also previously had a party for 350 people in Paris last May at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. The two spent their honeymoon in New Zealand, where they hiked a glacier and went skydiving.

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Though most couples go on their honeymoon after the wedding, sometimes things happen in reverse. Such was the case for Amanda and Stephen, who traveled in September 2015 to the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora for a combined wedding and honeymoon in the South Pacific. One year later, the couple celebrated their nuptials before friends and family at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. The bride, in a dress by designer Amy Kuschel, was walked down the aisle by her father, Dr. William Reynolds Beck. She carried a bouquet of hydrangea, ginger, bougainvillea, Aranda orchids, spray and garden roses, stock, and Italian ruscus. The bridesmaids wore Ralph Lauren. The journalist and news anchor Elizabeth Farnsworth, a close friend, delivered heartfelt remarks during the ceremony and broke the news that Amanda was 20 weeks pregnant—with a girl. The couple delighted guests with a first dance to Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl” before dinner and dancing.

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Elizabeth and Bob were married at Indian Hill Church, with a reception immediately following at The Camargo Club. The bride’s mother, Missy Norton of Painterly Design, created five-foot-tall floral arrangements in six windowsills, and the “Save-the-Date,” the wedding program, and the dinner menu featured artwork by Missy. The bride wore a custom couture wedding dress by Elizabeth Kennedy, featuring a French lace bodice, an organza train, and a 10-inch veil trimmed in French lace. Bridesmaids donned champagne silk faille gowns and LeLe Sadoughi’s crystal lily earrings, which the bride had given them as gifts. During the service, four vocalists from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music sang “This is the Day Which the Lord Hath Made” by John Rutter, and the newlyweds drove off from the service in the same car that the bride and her dashing father had arrived in—a chauffeured 1960 Jaguar MK IX. Once the sun set, guests enjoyed a surprise firework display over the club course’s 9th green. 108 QUEST


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Casey and Erik were married under a supermoon during a beachside ceremony at the Bath & Tennis Club. The bride’s father, Stephen A. Cook, walked her down the aisle. Casey carried a bouquet of monstara, white roses, and peonies. Dress for the evening was “Tropical Black Tie,” which befitted the surprise Junkanoo Band that launched the evening’s festivites and lead everyone into dinner. The menu included oysters flown in from Fishers Island (where the bride grew up spending her summers) and Key Lime Coconut Wedding Cake. The bride and groom’s first dance was to Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long,” and at the end of the evening the newlyweds took off for their honeymoon in Hawaii and California.

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Olivia and Ted were married in a ceremony at St. John’s Church in Cold Spring Harbor, followed by a reception for 220 guests at The Meadow Brook Club. Dressed in a sweeping Isabelle Armstrong gown, the bride carried mini calla lilies and lily of the valley, while her maid of honor—and twin sister—Julia Tiernan Weidinger, donned Badgley Mischka and carried blush garden roses and spray roses. The best man was the groom’s brother, Jack Geary. Olivia wore jewelry that belonged to both her great-grandmother and Ted’s grandmother. Ted carried a little book of photographs of him with his late father, which Olivia had compiled for him as a wedding present. The couple’s first dance was to Shaggy & Pitbull’s “Only Love.” The newlyweds traveled to California for their honeymoon. 112 QUEST


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ing unmarried daughter of Mr. William Astor, to Mr. Marshall Orme Wilson, a son of Mr. R T. Wilson, the banker and railreoad magnate. The ceremony was performed at 3:30 o’clock in the spacious art gallery at the residence of the bride’s father, No. 350 Fifth-avenue, by Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix, the rector of Trinity Church. The bridal party embraced, besides the bride and her father, eight bridesmaids and as many ushers, and the ceremony was witnessed by nearly a thousand guests.” (My italics.) The account of the affair took three-quarters of a page of details: There were presents of jewels, gold and silver ware, articles of crystal, china, bronze. The bride wore a diamond necklace given to her by the groom. “The pendant consisted of a ruby, pearl, and sapphire, each surrounded by a cluster of large diamonds. The necklace and pendant together are said to have cost $75,000,” (or $10 million in today’s currency). Aside from the extravagance, the most important aspect of these weddings was that they took place at the same time that women were beginning to acquire—albeit very slowly—rights to independence that were unheard of in history. And one of those primary rights was that claimed by Alva Vanderbilt: divorce. It began with the rich—because they had the funds for liberation. With a decade or two, divorce was rampant in society, and a century later, it is not only uncommon, but now ordinary. The change in attitude, however, never dampened the enthusiasm for tying the marital knot. From the late 19th century right up to today, marriage (and especially weddings) remain one of the most memorably exciting activities of people in general. Marriage and weddings seem to be part of the human DNA, a natural act, no matter the outcome. u

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THE MODERN MARRIAGE has taken on newness as a tradition. The ultimate weddings today are often week-long extravaganzas with guests jetting across the world to attend the exotic venue. This approach to a wedding was born (without the advantages of modern technology) in the last quarter of the 19th century in New York. In the midst of the first Gilded Age, the Society wedding took on a larger and clearer definition in November 1884, with the marriage of Mrs. Astor’s youngest daughter, Caroline, to Marshall Orme Wilson. The engagement was announced six months in de rigueur advance, hitting the papers on June 29. The New York Sun reported: “The engagement of Miss Caroline Astor and Mr. Orme Wilson has been formally announced in Paris, whither Mr. Wilson followed Miss Astor very soon after her departure, and whence he will return her accepted lover. Notwithstanding the worldly advantages which hedge the expectant bride on this occasion, the attachment between the young couple dates back to the early days when they were both members of Mrs. Parson’s well-known dancing class, and were young enough to believe in and to trust each other.” Caroline Schermerhorn Astor had grown up in the most socially important house in New York. The youngest daughter of William Backhouse Astor, she was more importantly the daughter of the imperious queen of New York society, the Mrs. Astor, the original Caroline Schermerhorn Astor. On the day after Carrie Astor’s big day, November 19, the New York Times reported: “The principal social event of the season took place yesterday afternoon. It was the marriage of Miss Caroline Schermerhorn Astor, the youngest and only remain-

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This page, clockwise from top left: Kate Middleton wearing a dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen on her wedding day to Prince William; George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on their wedding day in 1923; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (dressed in a Mainbocher silk gown), pose on the steps of Château de Candé after their wedding on June 3, 1937; the newly married Prince and Princess of Wales emerge from St. Paul’s Cathedral; Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten on their wedding day, November 20, 1947—(from left to right): the Hon Margaret Elphinstone, Lady Pamela Mountbatten, Lady Mary Cambridge, H.R.H. Princess Alexandra of Kent, the Marquess of Milford Haven, H.R.H. Princess Margaret, Lady Caroline Montagu-douglas Scott, Lady Elizabeth Lambart, and Lady Diana Bowes-lyon. The Pages are H.R.H. Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Michael of Kent; Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey on their wedding day, May 6, 1960. Opposite page: A fairytale wedding gown in ivory Duchesse satin made for Princess Elizabeth by Norman Hartnell.


lot of practical reasons, be they social, financial, libidinal, religious, or just to get out of the house, the presumed password is “love.�

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This page, clockwise from top left: Rita Hayworth and Prince Ali Khan cut their wedding cake on May 27, 1949; the marriage of Patricia Nixon and Edward Finch Cox on June 12, 1971; Gloria Vanderbilt and first husband, Pasquale John (Pat) Di Cicco; David Patrick Columbia and Sheila O’Donnell on the steps of St. Thomas More Church, October 24, 1964; Fritz von Westenholz, Hamish Bowles, Jemma Kidd, and Arthur Wellesley at the Kidd family’s Barbados plantation for Jemma’s wedding to Arthur Wellesley; Minnie Cushing and Peter Beard were married on October, 1967; Sir Paul McCartney and his new wife, Nancy Shevell, at their wedding on October 9, 2011; Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner on their wedding day; Ronald and Nancy Reagan cutting the cake; Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall were married on March 5, 2016. Opposite page: Engagements, Weddings, and Vows reported in the New York Times, past and present.

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FOR SOME COUPLES, it’s a time to embark on the first of many

sports-filled adventures; for others, an escape to long stretches of secluded white beaches, where the only physical exertion might include an occasional dip in the sea. No matter what form it takes or where you choose to travel for it, your honeymoon should be about you. There are no more compromises to be made with the mother of bride about the invitation list, no second-guessing the merits of a big, billowy wedding dress versus a more contemporary and streamlined look. The cake will have been ordered, and eaten, too—be it vanilla custard or red velvet. Certain honeymoon destinations have a tendency to come into vogue and then slowly fade from view for a decade or few. Others—like the French Riviera and Italy, the original honeymoon spots—only seem to grow more popular with time. In traveling the globe to settle upon the suggestions offered here, it quickly became clear that no matter where a couple might wish to land—on a secluded resort in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains or a beach-hugging enclave in the heart of the Caribbean—hotels and resorts everywhere are more poised than ever to go that extra mile in making your stay sweet like honey. u 120 QUEST

behind the iconic wheel of a 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Cabrio, or 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster. Couples can begin their romantic journey at any of the properties and have the option of customizing their route with scenic stops in between. Your journey begins with a technical presentation of your car (road assistance is offered along the way, with the option of switching to a modern car depending on weather). Packing and unpacking is made a breeze with personalized luggage services. Enjoy the 15th-century cloistered sanctuary of the Four Seasons Milano as you shop your way through Milan; take in the glories of Renaissance Florence while staying at the Four Seasons Firenze, an art-filled 15th-century noble palazzo; and relax like a star at the gleaming Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, perhaps the grandest of Côte d’Azur hotels.

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Hotel Danieli, Venice +39 041.782720 • danielihotelvenice.com If Venice is for lovers, then the Hotel Danieli is arguably the most sumptuous sanctuary for lovers to call home. Stories abound of famous pairs who’ve stayed here, from Alfred de Musset and George Sand to Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas. You might even hear faint echoes of onetime guest Diana Ross humming her hit “Baby Love.” Housed in the 14th-century Palazzo Dandolo, once a doge’s family residence, the lavish interiors are mesmerizing, with unbeatable views of Venice. The Danieli, part of The Luxury Collection, is just moments from St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs—a jewel that shines bright among Venetian masterpieces.

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman 345.943.9000 • ritzcarlton.com/grandcayman This Grand Cayman luxury hotel, located on an archipelago of three picturesque islands, is an ideal honeymoon spot, offering such delights as a floating water hammock or memorable swims at Stingray City. Come nightfall, you can take in the live music at the lounge or indulge in the excitement of a nighttime snorkel. Reliable Ritz-Carlton service ensures that your every wish is granted, and the kid gloves really come out for those opting for an upgrade via the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge—an indulgence that’s well worth it, including a private oasis within an oasis and complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day. The hotel honors and incorporates its locale with its “Real Cayman” resort experiences, and star chef Eric Ripert offers up a not-to-be-missed restaurant, Blue. As if it couldn’t get any better, the spa is by La Prairie, delivering the

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ultimate in Swiss beauty products and services in the heart of the Caribbean.

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Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic 800.877.3643 • casadecampo.com.do Ideally situated on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo is the Caribbean resort that offers it all. Whether you fancy relaxing on the private Minitas Beach or keeping active and fit on the golf course (in fact, there are three championship courses, designed by Pete Dye) and tennis courts (there are 13 immaculate fast-dry Har-Tru courts), Casa de Campo has what you’re looking for. The Shooting Center provides a gateway for novice and expert shooters alike, with over 200 stations for trap, skeet, and sportingclay shooting. At the heart of Casa de Campo Resort and Villas’ ocean playground is the Marina, inspired by the quaint seaside villages of the Mediterranean coastline. Browse the shops, dine under the stars overlooking luxury yachts and speedboats, and, if you own your own, the Marina is a full-service facility, including repairs to dry-dock facilities. As far as dining goes, the resort is never short on options, offering everything from

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a private pier to a moonlit gazebo.

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Primland, Virginia 866.960.7746 • primland.com The pristine Blue Ridge Mountains offer an arresting backdrop for this Virginia resort set on 12,000 acres. Primland is an ultimate American retreat for worldclass golf, refined dining, and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty. Situated on land seeped in over 250 years of rich history dating back to 1747, when Gov. Lord Brooke granted the land to William Austin, it has over the decades been reborn as a residential and agricultural hub. Most recently secured by the late French businessman Didier Primat, the resort was conceived as an open environment of refined authenticity and sensuality. Guests can stay in the central lodge or opt for a private cottage, tree house, or mountain home. Naturally, activities are a draw, from golf to horseback riding, mountain biking to kayaking. Primland’s altitude and the unusual clarity of its night sky offer a unique chance to study stars, planets, nebulae, and celestial objects without ambient light from the on-site Observatory Dome. With the stars on your mind, you might even be tempted to

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say that the resort’s spa is out of this world.

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Domaine de Manville, Provence + 33 (0)4.90.54.40.20 • domainedemanville.fr/en If the Impressionist in you is longing for the natural pleasures of Provence, Domaine de Manville offers the perfect solution. The 250-acre estate is situated in the regional Alpilles Park, close to the medieval village of Les Baux and the 10th-century fortified castle Château de Baux. It’s a convenient hour’s drive from St. Remy, Avignon, Arles, and the Camargue. The property was lovingly restored by Patrick and Edith Saut, and its name pays homage to Louis-Alexandre Blanc de Manville, who, in 1908, developed an agriculture complex. He built rectangular stone buildings in a U-shape around a courtyard planted with plane trees. Today, the historic look and feel remain in place, with 30 rooms and suites located around the U-shape courtyard with a fountain. Golf among olive trees and streams at the eco-friendly Thierry Sprecher golf course, or indulge in a spa treatment featuring products grown on site. If you brush up on your French before visiting, you should know that “stress” has no translation at Domaine de Manville.

Hotel Esencia, Mexico 844.ESENCIA • hotelesencia.com There’s a reason the fashion designer Jason Wu got married here. One step on the grounds of Hotel Esencia, and you know you’re somewhere special. The majestic 50-acre estate is centrally located between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, with Mayan pyramids, underground cenotes, and nightclubs within reach. Originally built as the private hideaway home of an Italian duchess, it later became a hotel, most recently with a meticulous refurbishing by owner Kevin Wendle, whose own collection of seminal 20th-century artwork adorns the walls. There’s an emphasis on nutritious food and all things natural; the hotel even has its own line of bathroom amenities, created with Ahal, a local brand that specializes in eco-sensitive

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products. At Hotel Esencia, you could just eat up the views—and the bath soap.

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Puntacana Resort & Club, Dominican Republic 888.442.2262 (Tortuga Bay) • 866.716.8108 (Westin) • puntacana.com Several venues at Puntacana Resort & Club bring the magical Caribbean to life. Located in the Playa Blanca area, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is the ideal venue for Punta Cana weddings. Guests enjoy signature Westin amenities at this beachfront property, including a wedding gazebo right in front of a crystal turquoise sea. Or stay at the Tortuga Bay hotel and be greeted as a VIP from the moment you land at Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). The only AAA Five Diamond–awarded hotel in the Dominican Republic, Tortuga Bay offers understated elegance, privacy, and unparalleled personal service, with every convenience at

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arm’s length (including suites designed by Oscar de la Renta).

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Viña Vik, Chile +56 9.5668.4853 • vinavik.com Wine and architecture enthusiasts take note: if an escape to a holistic Chilean vineyard set in an extraordinary landscape appeals, look no further than Viña Vik, a retreat on a valley hilltop just two hours from Santiago. Conceived by Alexander and Carrie Vik, the innovators behind South America’s Vik Retreats, Viña Vik is a luxurious perch with 360degree views all around. The stunning hotel features a pool and a floating, sculptural roof inspired by the mountains. Works by Chilean artists adorn the walls, and each of the 22 suites features floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views of the neatly designed VIK vineyard. The namesake wine is an eloquent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot—often touted as the best wine of South America.

Ocean House, Rhode Island 401.584.7000 • oceanhouseri.com Ocean House, the last of the grand Victorian hotels in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, is more than the perfect place for looking ahead to a new life together—it’s a step back in time to a more genteel era. Set high on the bluffs overlooking a 650-foot private whitesand beach, Ocean House has been fully modernized and is home to the five-star OH! Spa, situated by rolling hills of beachside roses and lavender fields on the New England coastline. The Movement and Yoga Studio adjacent to the Fitness Center offers complimentary classes, from yoga and tai chi to core/cardio and aqua fit. Multiple on-site restaurants offer the best of farmto-table cuisine. At Ocean House, modern comforts abound without disturbing any of the past. As a bonus, newly wed

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Something Blue

This page: The monogram and blue ribbon that is sewn into the inside of the hem of each wedding dress by Carolina Herrera, satisfying the old tradition of a bride wearing “something blue.”

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“SOMETHING OLDE, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme and lists the objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day that are considered to be good luck charms. Nowadays, the superstition may have lost much of its influence, yet most brides end up continuing with tradition because of the charm behind the ritual. Carolina Herrera realizes this of course, and, to make it easy on brides, the designer adds a blue ribbon over a monogram to the inside of each of her wedding dresses. When mine was revealed, Julie Skarratt, my brilliant photographer, thought the personal touch too magical not to chronicle. Here is the perfect detail that modern brides need—we don’t have to do anything ridiculous (my shoes were quite empty of coins, thank you), but we aren’t quite thumbing our noses in the eyes of fortune either. If the saying was good enough for our great-great-greatgrandmothers, after all… —Lily Hoagland


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