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YOUNG AND THE GUEST LIST
Reflections on the first month of the year in New York.
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Considering the cost of love for the couple who gave up a kingdom in order to marry.
Reminiscing on literary lunches of years past in the Swiss Alps. Going shopping with love in mind.
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Park Avenue landmark Scully & Scully on catering to today’s brides-to-be.
In Palm Beach, The Royal Poinciana Plaza keeps expanding with a wave of retailers.
Tour your city’s hidden gems with National Car Rental’s “Local Legends.”
Meera Gandhi on The Giving Back Foundation’s latest project. by brooke kelly
Midtown’s iconic Rainbow Room offers unparalleled views and romance for the big day. The Upper East Side is treated to the East Pole Fish Bar, a classic seafood restaurant. Don’t miss your chance to score this sprawling waterfront estate in Palm Beach. Our monthly guide to benefits and events, from New York to Palm Beach. Celebrating the small and silver screen. by brooke kelly
Bidding adieu to the elegant Anne Slater.
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Clockwise from top left: Amanda Meigher married Ted Mariner last fall on Lake George; romantic honeymoons await at Four Seasons Resort Maui and Brown’s Hotel in London; we bid adieu to Anne Slater, a New York icon.
about everything from bridal registries and wedding venues to honeymoon destinations around the world. Think of it as a sort of inspiration board for your own wedding planning. And don’t forget that box from La Maison du Chocolat that says, “I love you”—especially come February 14. u
Daniel Cappello ON THE COVER: Julia Estabrook Hoyt and Charles Minot Amory IV depart St. Andrew’s Church in Southampton, New York, en route to their reception at The Meadow Club. Photographed by Patricia Kantzos. Our full feature, “Wedded Bliss,” begins on page 90.
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have love on our minds here at Quest: just flip to our Fresh Finds pages for some ideas on how to win that special someone’s heart. Fittingly, our February issue is also our Wedding Issue, and we’ve shared plenty of oohs and aahs in the office as we’ve pored over the thousands of images of brides and grooms (and kids and pets) that were submitted for our featured wedding spreads. This year’s issue was especially near and dear because a member of the Quest family—our publisher’s daughter Amanda Meigher—tied the knot last September at their family’s private island and summer home on Lake George. Not only does Amanda make for one of the most beautiful brides I’ve ever seen (if ever someone was meant to wear a strapless Mark Ingram dress, it’s Amanda), but her weekend-long celebration was a study in understated American elegance: Adirondack rustic chic. In each of the other weddings we feature, that same sense of personal style and flair shines through. For some brides, it’s all about gussying up for black-tie sophistication; for others, it’s about keeping things barefoot on the beach. For anyone who’s ever planned the details of that big day, you know the choices are increasingly endless—which is why we love this issue. Look at the dresses, check out the destinations, pay attention to the detail shots, and be sure not to miss our many other features
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NEW YORK SO CIAL DIARY THE FIRST MONTH of the New Year in New York was relatively quiet and often very cold. Those who could get away went away. Those who couldn’t stayed close to home whenever possible. The social calendar was quiet too. Or rather, quiet-ish. After all, this is New York, where there are always interesting moments, such as the
two different receptions that Susan Gutfreund hosted in her magnificent Fifth Avenue apartment. The first, on January 10, was for the Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Stephen E. Benko, chairman of the “Friends,” flew in from Hungary to attend. The following Saturday, the 13th, the orchestra held its first sensory-friendly Co-
coa Concert outside of Hungary at Lincoln Center. These concerts were designed for young people on the autism spectrum and those with other developmental disabilities and their families. The event was sold out within hours of its announcement in December. Among those celebrating at Susan’s were Daisy Soros,
who founded the Friends organization and is currently chairman emeritus, as well as this year’s gala co-chairs Kathryn Livingston Forgan and Christine Schott Ledes. Other guests included Steven Aronson, Tony Bechara, Stephen and Radka Benko, Cornelia Bregman, Janna Bullock, Cece Cord, Steve and Rebecca Greenwald,
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in terms of both wealth and generations. She is the daughter of late James Guinness and his wife Pauline. Her husband, Michael Samuel, is a member of the Hill Samuel banking dynasty. Her twin brother, Hugo Guinness, is an artist and model, who lives here in New York; her sister is Sabrina Guinness, who is married to the playwright Tom Stoppard. She has what the Daily Mail refers to as “consummate social capital.” She is particularly well known to many in her country because she and Princess Diana were good friends. They were young mothers together.
Aside from their compatible (upper-class) backgrounds, the two women got on from the start because they were “kindred spirits,” sharing similar empathic sensibilities. And they could laugh together. Having known Prince William and Prince Harry since they were infants, she is, not surprisingly, one of the seven godparents of Prince George of Cambridge, the son of William and Kate. However, professionally Julia Samuel is a psychotherapist and pediatric counselor whose early experience was in working with mothers whose children died at birth. Specializing in grief at St. Mary’s
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Hospital, Paddington, she was a pioneer in the role of maternity and pediatric psychotherapy. In 1994, she worked to help launch and establish Child Bereavement UK (founded as the Child Bereavement Trust), and as Founder Patron, she still plays an active role in the charity that will mark its 24th anniversary this year. Ms. Samuel continues to raise funds for the trust in the same way we do over here: through gala dinners. Then, on a Thursday night mid-month, the Winter Antiques Show of the East Side House Settlement opened at the Park Avenue Armory.
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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A Now in its 64th year, the show traditionally marks the beginning of the New York winter social season. They honored Arie Kopelman, chairman emeritus of the show, with the Inaugural East Side House Settlement’s Heart In Hand Award to thank him for his 25 years of leadership. During those 25 years, Arie, who from 1966 to 2004 was president and chief operating officer of Chanel (U.S.), is credited with turning the show around by bringing in new leadership and infrastructure, as well as bringing new dealers into the fold. All in the family. The week before, down in Palm Beach, Arie and Coco’s daughter,
Jill Kargman, was the special guest at the Friends of MorseLife Afternoon, a prominent donor luncheon for MorseLife Health System held at a private venue in Palm Beach. MorseLife, founded in 1983, is the major charitable non-profit providing health care, housing, and supportive services to seniors of Palm Beach County— serving 3,600 seniors daily at its West Palm Beach campus and community. The luncheon was hosted by Francine Kittredge and Friends of MorseLife chairs Barbara Rothschild and Andrea Stark and attended by 150 donors. Jill spoke with hilarious affection about the
courtship of her parents, about her husband and children, and about her career as a comedienne and writer for print, television, and film. Well known for her satirical spin on Upper East Side motherhood (Bravo’s Odd Mom Out), guests were not disappointed. Meanwhile, back in New York, on a Wednesday night, there was a 25th-anniversary celebration for interior designer Richard Mishaan’s company, Richard Mishaan Design, at his studio on Hudson Street in Tribeca. Lots of guests from the worlds of fashion, design, and media toured the 2,0000-squarefoot space filled with an-
tiques, art, and archives gathered from 25 years of design. Afterwards, there was a small dinner for 30 at Yves restaurant, 385 Greenwich Street. Among the group: Jeffrey Caldwell, Debbie Bancroft, James Reginato, Amy Astley, Tony Freund, Michael Gross, Michael Boodro, Forbes’ Bettina Zilkha, Michael Clinton, Robert Rufino, Nicole Miller, Frank Dilella, Alex Papachristidis, Scott Snyder, Helen Schifter, Sarah Dodd, and Campion Platt. At the dinner, Richard’s wife, Marcia, acknowledged her husband’s talent and gave guests an idea of what life with the designer was like:
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“My husband has always been a visionary, and my life has never been dull because of him. Whenever I come home, I never know where the furniture will be. My children even asked me once why the dining room chairs were always changing.” Not so quiet in Palm Beach, of course, where the galas, dinner dances, cocktail parties, and art exhibitions, not to mention the presidential activity at Mar-a-Lago, fill the social calendar daily and nightly. The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach opened an exhibition on photographer Mary Hilliard. Over the past three de24 QUEST
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cades, Mary has chronicled parties, weddings, receptions, and art openings in New York, London, Paris, Venice, Marrakech, Palm Beach, Newport, and the Hamptons, taking more than 100,000 images of those many moments. She and foundation member Steven Stolman co-curated this snazzy exhibition that runs from the Nouvelle Society days of the 1980s, right up through the 2000-teens. Her classy style puts her right up there
with Slim Aarons and Bill Cunningham. Her natural modesty and great personal style put her subjects at ease, enabling her to get the best shots of them. Next stop: a coffee table book of some of her greatest, most glamorous work. On the second week of January, I went out to Los Angeles to see some old friends. It was the first time I’ve been back there in about 10 years. I had lived there between 1978 and 1992 and loved it. In that time, I
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became a devout convert to Los Angeles and its climate. Its natural beauty is the experiences one is lured to out there. And not all of its purveyors and promoters are delivered from evil, of course, but that too adds to its exotic quality. Think the movie Chinatown. Well, there it is in a nutshell. I took a couple of my friends on a tour of the Hills of Hollywood, Beverly and Holmby—the typical Hollywood sightseeing guide. I lived there long enough to acquire a sense of the neighborhood. For example, in Holmby we turned off Sunset at Baroda and drove past
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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A the Gary Cooper house, next to the Edie and Bill Goetz mansion, which was recently purchased by Nicolas Berggruen, with Ginny and Henry Mancini’s house across the way on Delfern, and with Connie Stevens across the road and Betsy Bloomingdale two houses down, with Eva Gabor on the corner of Sunset and Delfern. That was when I lived there 25 years ago; like New York, Los Angeles is a city in the throes of a construction boom, both commercial and private. The private part continues to amaze. For example, at the intersection of Roxbury Drive and Lexington Drive in Beverly Hills, three of the
corner lots were occupied by beautiful homes, once occupied by Clark Gable, Lucille Ball, and Jimmy Stewart. Stewart’s actual corner lot was used for a large flower and vegetable garden (with a high wall), where he could go out and work. His house, next to the garden, was demolished after he died. Gable’s mansion is now coming down to be replaced by the latest, and Lucy’s house is now a foundation for another house. Also, like New York, along
some of the better retail thoroughfares, like Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood, and Rodeo Drive in downtown Beverly Hills, there are a number of empty stores. On the Sunset Strip, the one- and two-story buildings that have been there since the late ’30s through ’50s are beginning to be demolished and replaced by hotel towers. On the corner right across from our hotel, the Andaz, which is on Sunset Boulevard and Kings Road—where the
House of Blues sat for many years (the former home decades ago of John Barrymore)—there is an enormous construction-dug hole 50 or 60 feet deep. Another hotel, I was told. Life goes on oobla-dee, oobla-dah (hat tip to John and Paul). Our hotel, I learned from a sign in the lobby, was originally built and operated by Gene Autry and named The Continental. Autry, now long forgotten, was the reigning singing cowboy star of the movies from the mid-1930s through the early ’50s, when the double-feature showing policies changed to single blockbuster programming. Born Orvon Grover Autry in
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1907 in Tioga, Texas, he was always known as Gene, and actually grew up on a ranch. He played the honest, brave, and true, straight-shooting hero. Remember them? He had an amazing career, the kind of which does not exist today. He never stopped working. Between 1934 and 1953, Autry made 93 films. He also had a television show from 1950 through 1956. That one opened with him on his horse, Champion, singing “Back In the Saddle Again.” Besides his performing talents and songwriting, he invested his earnings sensibly and wisely, owning a lot of real estate in Southern California, as well as radio 28 QUEST
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the first record ever certified gold. He also owned the 60acre Melody Ranch in the San Fernando Valley where a lot of Westerns, as well as his television show and Gunsmoke, were filmed. He served in World War II, enlisting in the army in 1942, where he became a tech sergeant. After the war, he returned to films, radio, and television, retiring in the early ’60s and focusing on investing his earnings in real estate, radio and television, owning KOOL-TV in Phoenix, KTLA in Los Angeles (which he sold for $245 million), KSFO in San Francisco, KMPC in Los Angeles,
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He must always tell the truth. He must be gentle with children, the elderly, and animals. He must not advocate or possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas. He must help people in distress. He must be a good worker. He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action, and personal habits. He must respect women, parents, and his nation’s laws. The cowboy is a patriot. What appears as irony today, those ten “rules” of behavior were taken very seriously back then by his young fans (as well as many of their
parents and members of the older generation). Gene Autry is the only person with five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one in each category, which was defined by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce: Recording, Television, Life Performance, Radio, and Television. He married in 1932 to a young woman named Ina May. They had no children. After she died in 1980, he married Jacqueline Ellam who had been his banker, now his widow and known as Jackie Autry. Gene Autry died on October 2, 1998, three days after his 91st birthday. He was exceptionally suc-
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IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY ONCE WHEN I was photographing the Duke of Windsor, a reporter asked about the dark blue suit with a large white check he was wearing. The Duke replied, “Savile Row. I’ve had it a long time.” The Duchess chimed in, “You will always find the tailor’s name and the date it was made in the right inside jacket pocket of a gentleman’s suit.” Everyone knows the fairytale account of the December 11, 1936, abdication of King Edward VIII, who relinquished the throne of England to marry “the woman he loved,” the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. After the war, the Windsors lived in Paris and spent much of their time in New York and Palm Beach as the guests of their many American friends. In the photograph here, the Duke seemed melancholy; all I saw was sadness in his eyes. Obviously weary and bored, he might have been wondering what his life could have been. The Duchess did the talking. The Duke sat there hoping the interview would end soon. He didn’t show any enthusiasm or spirit, no anecdotes—his eyes were lifeless. In other words, to me, this was a broken man. ◆ F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 8 6 1
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Left to right: A shot of the legendary English movie star and novelist David Niven; Alistair Horne, 1939. Horne was a British historian who focused most of his attention on Europe.
WHAT I MISS MOST up here in the Alps are the literary lunches conducted on the fly with writers like Bill Buckley, Alistair Horne, Natacha Stewart, occasionally Dmitri Nabokov and, yes, movie star and memoirist par excellence, David Niven. This was back in the late sixties and throughout the seventies, during the winter months and in between ski runs. Bill would ring early in the morning and suggest a run somewhere, then he’d pick an inn in the vicinity where we’d meet David and Natacha, two non-skiers, and that 62 QUEST
was it. Buckley always referred to me as Führer, once on the slopes, of course, as I would go down first followed by him and Alistair Horne—the two not always steady on their skis, and at times more out than in control. Once safely down, the fun began. Natacha wrote for The New Yorker, back then a well-written weekly and not the race- and transgender-obsessed lefty vehicle of today, and her main gripe was the editing. She would not permit “an iota to be changed,” a fact that made me envy her as if she were
Ava Gardner, back then an obsession. At the time, I was writing for National Review, Bill’s baby, and had been told that my stuff was heavily edited—the second most in the magazine, after a German intellectual with a doublebarrelled name. Bill had suggested I go to school again and learn proper English usage, or try to learn by listening to the sound of good English. I immediately chose the second option. Alistair Horne preferred to talk about history, as he was a historian, and always went back to the Greek Civil War of
TA K I 1944 to 1951. “Taahki, you should try that, you already know so much about it,” he’d sweetly suggest to me as the first bottle of white wine was opened. Then he’d clam up and look nervous as hell if the word Chile came up. He was about to start his history of the fall of Allende after the skiing, and it made him terribly depressed. The book was a success and I loved the title, Small Earthquake in Chile. Alistair always got that way before the start of one of his books, but skiing and wine and the talk about women helped him unwind. The mysterious Dmitri Nabokov was among the best looking men ever. He was the only son of the great Vladimir, and a
great best-seller, The Moon’s a Balloon, was published, the joke among us was not to waste any time even opening it— we had heard every single story already, and sometimes more than once. When my first book, The Greek Upheaval, was published in the United Kingdom by Tom Stacey and in the United States by a publisher who went broke almost immediately, the bookstore on Gstaad’s main street (yes, there was a bookstore long before it became a luxury-goods store) showcased it, and my moment of triumph had arrived. In fact, the book with my name on its cover was in the middle, shadowed by one by Bill Buckley and by a best-seller predicting
speech to learn from. Never mind, they were the best lunches ever because Buckley was always in a hurry, so we’d down a couple of bottles of wine and then hit a flumley or two, the Swiss grappa that supposedly makes hair grow on one’s chest. Back then one skied better and faster after drinking. Niven would stay behind reminiscing, as articulate as ever while under the influence, looking ever the English gent in his tweeds in a simple wooden hut high up in the Alps. Straight out of Conan Doyle, actually. Natacha would fret about iotas, and Dmitri would head back down to places unknown to us. Alistair Horne
Left to right: A view of the iconic Gstaad Palace, a luxurious hotel in the German-speaking section of the Swiss Alps; a photo of Bill Buckley, the founder of the National Review, 1982.
close friend of the Buckleys, as were his parents, who lived 45 minutes away in Montreux. Dmitri was an opera singer, a racing driver, and a novelist, but one who wrote under a pseudonym that none of us ever got to discover. One of the games I played with him was to announce that I had found out under whose name he wrote, and blurt out, “Romain Gary,” and if drunk, “Grace Metalious,” the bestselling woman who wrote Peyton Place. I almost got hit for that one. David Niven would tell us stories about Hollywood, so when his eventual
the crash of capitalism by 1979. (Close, but no cigar, as communism collapsed in 1989, but what’s 10 years where oracles are concerned.) The lunches were literary, but no one touched upon what I wanted to hear and learn from: things like rhythm and idioms, and pauses and innuendos. Bill wrote a novel each winter based on a CIA operative who had a onenight stand with the Queen of England, Queen Caroline. His novels were based on plot and action, and there was not much dialogue and suspensions of real
was the last to die last year. Bill went eight years ago, and Dmitry about six. Natacha died 15 years ago after losing a son. Niven left us in 1984. Gstaad has changed and there are no bookstores or writers around. Those charming huts that served simple food and chilled white wine have gone up-market—one needs to show a bank balance to get in. I now lunch at home and occasionally up at the club. Things ain’t what they used to be. u For more Taki, visit takimag.com. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 8 6 3
Fresh Finds BY DA N I E L C A P P E L LO AND ELIZABETH MEIGHER
HERE COMES THE BRIDE, and she’s never looked bet-
ter—or had as many choices, from dresses and shoes to registry options and destinations for the big day. From the classic to the contemporary, there’s a fit for all tastes and styles, and we’ve made a few of our favorite selects. With love in the air, we haven’t forgotten something special for that valentine on your list, either. Walk down the aisle in this lace high-neck beaded and embroidered mermaid wedding dress by Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld. $4,900. Kleinfeld Bridal: 646.633.4300 or kleinfeldbridal.com. You’re sure to be on cloud nine for the big day holding Jimmy Choo’s Cloud clutch in white suede and crystal. $2,595 at us.jimmychoo.com.
Stuart Weitzman’s NUDISTSONG in platinum noir is the perfect fit for that perfect day. $425. Stuart Weitzman: To have and to hold—for generations to come: Betteridge’s Estate Collection 5.33-ct. cutcornered rectangular step-cut ring, centering an exceptional flawless step-cut diamond. $360,000. Betteridge: 236 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, Fla., 561.655.5850.
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Raise a glass to a lifetime of good memories with Nachtmann’s handsome Highland tumblers (shown in aqua). $19.90 per glass at riedelusa.net.
Grooms can count on Ralph Lauren: Hadley double-breasted sport coat Why not something blue for him, too? We like the silk Mors Ajoure pocket square from Hermès—the perfect finishing touch. $145. Hermès Men’s:
($2,995), solid poplin dress shirt ($450), satin bow tie ($175), and wool gabardine trouser ($695), all at Ralph Lauren stores.
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Toast your big day with Belvedere Vodka, either on its own on the rocks or shaken or stirred in a martini. $59.95 for 1.75L at Sherry-Lehmann, A clear choice for something special to remember the day by: Lalique’s
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Hirondelle cufflinks in clear crystal. $250. Lalique: 609 Madison Ave., 212.355.6550, or lalique.com.
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love her with Patek Philippe’s Ref. 4968/ 400R Ladies Diamond Ribbon Moonphase in rose gold with diamonds and rubies. $68,042 at Wempe: 700 Fifth Ave., 212.397.9000.
Music to any girl’s ears: Vhernier’s Tourbillon earrings in 18-kt. rose gold and diamonds. $11,400. Vhernier: 783 Madison Ave., 646.343.9551.
In Diving for Starfish (St. Martin’s Press, $26.99)—coming out in March—Cherie Burns takes us inside the secretive world of high-end, privately sold jewelry and a hunt for the elusive Boivin starfish brooch.
Stubbs & Wootton’s Straw slipper, handcrafted in Spain and featuring a woven natural straw upper with a natural leather trim, is, well, a natural fit. $450 at stubbsandwootton.com.
Her heart will be full with this emerald heart necklace set in 18-kt. gold from the Full Heart collection by Alexandra Jules. $2,300 at alexandrajules.com. Spring blooms aren’t far away, especially with COUP’s new Sakura earrings from the Blood & Bloom collection. In rose quartz and silver. $290 at coupnp.com.
This cashmere and silk scarf by RANI ARABELLA features a hand-drawn map of Palm Beach and is hand-rolled and produced in Lake Como, Italy. $740 exclusively at RANI ARABELLA at The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach: 561.450.5444.
Get swept away in this Katz Sunburst pleated midi skirt ($660) and Merideth short-sleeve tie-neck button-down ($285) from alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet, at aliceandolivia.com.
Inspired by the Hollywood Regency interiors of Tony Duquette, KOTUR’s Taylor Cloisonné clutch in rose quartz captures the spirit of designer Fiona Kotur’s wonderfully eccentric life. $750 at koturltd.com. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 8 6 7
REGISTRY REDEFINED AT SCULLY & SCULLY BY ANN LOYND IN AN ERA WHEN BRIDES can register for just about anything—from honeymoons and charitable donations to tech accessories and, of course, tableware—without leaving their homes or even putting shoes on, Scully & Scully is doubling down on individualized, in-person service. Of course, brides can register through the Park Avenue landmark without ever setting foot inside, but the one-on-one consultation and expertise offered by the retailer are proving to be invaluable resources in an increasingly digital world. As it turns out, tradition is important to today’s brides, who count on Scully & Scully’s near-85 years in the business to outfit their tables and homes in a way that will last for decades. In fact, the store’s best-selling brands also boast a longstanding heritage, like Mottahedeh and Herend Porcelain, which both date back to the early 1800s. (Herend is also one of few remaining designers that still hand-paints its pieces.) The difference is, modern brides are putting their own stamp 68 QUEST
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This page: Hermès china and crystal offer colorful sophistication. Opposite: Scully & Scully’s storefront at 504 Park Avenue (above); registrants’ choices are highlighted in the bridal department (below).
This page: A sampling of Scully & Scully’s unrivaled selection of tableware. Opposite, clockwise from top left: The store encourages couples to mix and match, like this Royal Crown Derby Midori Meadow Accent Plate styled atop Herend’s Fish Scale Blue Service Plate; crystal barware is a favorite category for couples; flatware is offered in both silver and stainless; once registered, couples’ choices are featured in the department.
on these classics by mixing and matching brands—a practice encouraged by Scully & Scully experts—and focusing on utility. Instead of registering for the once necessary five-piece place setting, couples are choosing everyday mainstays, like a plain white dinner plate that can be dressed up with formal accents. They’re opting for pieces that will get daily use, like morning coffee mugs over teacups and saucers, and registering for unexpected accents like pillows and fur throws. Trends also reflect the shift in modern entertaining from grand dinner parties to more casual cocktail affairs (which perhaps is the result of increasingly small New York apartments). Couples are focusing on barware in addition to china and are stocking kitchens with serving trays, crystal highballs, and sculptural decanters. To add personality, colored glass goblets are an of-the-moment favorite, like luxe options from Saint-Louis and Baccarat. If it all seems overwhelming, that’s where Scully & Scully’s personalized service comes in. The process starts with an initial consultation with one of the store’s wedding experts, reserved for one to two hours. Associates encourage couples to forget brand names and find what speaks to them, building 70 QUEST
from there. Sometimes, brides to be come in with heirloom pieces, like a set of plates from their grandmother, and ask how they can build a complementing collection. Scully & Scully’s experts help source pieces that fit an array of budgets—from recent post-grads to retired grandparents—so that everyone invited can find a special something for the couple. The beauty of the store’s unique system is that, unlike most registries, it operates on credits. Once a shopper purchases something off a registry, the couple receives a handwritten note from Scully & Scully (also cataloged online) explaining who purchased which item, so that they can send a thank you. Then, that gift’s dollar amount is tallied into the couple’s account. After the wedding, the newlyweds can decide which pieces to take home with the final credit amount—no returns or short sets. Above all, the store’s aim is to find a happy medium between online efficiency and personalized experience. Brides looking to eliminate one element of stress from the wedding planning process can trust in Scully & Scully’s endto-end approach and individually tailored service. u
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both local and international visitors. Arranged around two beautiful courtyards with outdoor furniture, palm trees, and gardens, The Royal Poinciana Plaza (this page, above) is a destination for guests in its own right—to enjoy events, read the paper, sip a coffee, indulge in a gelato, gather with family and friends, shop, or dine. In the wave of its recent restoration and current renaissance, The Royal Poinciana Plaza has been witnessing an influx of brands that are joining its 180,000 square feet of retail space in the heart of the island. Here, we feature some of the latest names to join the growing list of luxury and lifestyle brands and vendors. u
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BUILT IN THE LATE 1950s, The Royal Poinciana Plaza— the iconic open-air shopping destination—stands today a landmarked property and one of Palm Beach’s most treasured architectural and cultural gems. Designed by the world-renowned architect John Volk, The Royal Poinciana Plaza echoes some of Europe’s legendary retail destinations, such as the Palais Royal in Paris. A recent restoration project has infused The Royal Poinciana Plaza with new vigor and is bringing the property back to its original Mid-century glamour while remaining true to its retail roots. Its offerings include an expanding and unique mix of luxury retail, fashion, dining, and entertainment, along with amenities for
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JOEY WÖLFFER A unique retail destination, Joey Wölffer (above) is a treasure trove of luxe women’s jewelry, clothing, and accessories, specializing in vintage ﬁnds and new items from artisan-inspired designers here and abroad. What debuted as the world’s ﬁrst luxury accessories boutique on wheels—The Styleliner Truck—has grown into a nationwide constellation of year-round and seasonal boutiques. With a permanent Sag Harbor location, as well as pop-up shops across the country, Joey Wölffer has a new permanent space at The Royal Poinciana Plaza.
EARTH & SUGAR With dual locations in Palm Beach and Miami, the dessert boutique Earth and Sugar (below and at right) approaches confectionary creations with natural ingredients and a gorgeous aesthetic. Reflecting uncommon thoughtfulness and creativity, Earth and Sugar’s stunning designs and presentation—inspired by blends of organic and modern styles—are the cornerstone of the South Florida bakery’s continued success.
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above) is a luxury women’s concept store with four locations in the United States, including Palm Beach. Current owner Beth Buccini personally selects each item with the intention of inspiring every client who walks through the door, offering the best edit of the most important designers of today and tomorrow—including Gucci, Chloé, Monse, Rosie Assoulin, and more—in a warm and welcoming environment.
COYO TACO An authentic, award-winning Mexican food experience, Coyo Taco (this page, at left) is known for its locally sourced and humanely harvested ingredients. This hot spot is bringing organic, freshly prepared cuisine to the heart of Palm Beach with a menu of bold, traditional flavors and sustainable ingredients, from fresh tortillas made from scratch to guacamole prepared in-house daily—all at affordable, family-friendly price points.
ODILE DE CHANGY Reflective of French aristocracy, Odile de Changy (opposite page, above) exudes femininity through elegant shapes and quality materials. In a sweet nostalgic spirit, the label offers high-end lingerie that is made in France from French fabrics, French silk, French embroideries, and with lace from Calais, a tradition in the town since 1816.
EDWARD FLEMING SALON With a highly regarded reputation, Edward Fleming Salon (opposite page, below) has been serving Palm Beach since 1992, ensuring each client looks and feels their best when they walk out the door. The salon offers manicures, pedicures, facials, and waxing. Jamie Serveta recently joined the staff, and is the only facialist in Palm Beach to offer the unique 35-step Babor facial massage. 74 Q U E S T
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KIRNA ZABÊTE Originally founded in 1999, Kirna Zabête (this page,
(including the house’s iconic Birkin and Kelly handbags), ﬁne silk scarves, ties, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, jewelry, perfumes, shoes, watches, equestrian, Art de Vivre, and Art de Table.
THEORY A New York–based fashion brand, Theory (this page, above right) carries contemporary clothing and accessories for men and women. Known for its clean, classic designs and luxurious fabrics, Theory is the go-to label for styles that are comfortable for the street or ofﬁce. Just as The Royal Poinciana Plaza is seeking to serve the new Palm Beach patron, Theory founder and CEO Andrew Rosen is looking to serve the next generation shopper with the launch of Theory 2.0.
COLLECTIVE Maris Collective conceives and develops one-of-a-kind, luxurious retail experiences for consumers at hotels and resorts around the world, including multiple Four Seasons. This Palm Beach location, simply named “Collective” (offering the rings seen on this page), blends effortlessly into the aesthetic of The Royal Poinciana Plaza and is the company’s second stand-alone outside of a hotel or resort.
CELIS PRODUCE This family-owned market and juice bar—a daily stop for any local—takes great pride in selling 100% organic, locally farmed produce as well as fresh smoothies and cold-pressed juices. Celis Produce is a favorite for the health-conscious and açaí-bowl fanatics. In its only location on the island, Celis Produce offers locally sourced honey, cut flowers, fresh eggs, and a variety of food items.
PALM BEACH BICYCLE TRAIL SHOP An insider’s institution, Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop (opposite page) has been serving the residents of Palm Beach for more than 40 years for all of their bicycle needs. With its new location now on the island, the Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop—a full-service shop including new and specialty bicycle sales, repairs, and rentals—is located just 100 feet from the famous Lake Trail.
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at The Royal Poinciana Plaza (this page, above left). Here you’ll discover 14 product categories, such as leather goods
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HERMÈS The Parisian house of Hermès brings its legacy of enduring craftsmanship and timeless style to its boutique
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In New York’s installment, the charismatic entrepreneur behind Mouton Noir wines brings viewers to his favorite Brooklyn outposts, like Little Mo Wine shop, which features an impeccable selection and a playful wine maze to help visitors determine dinner pairings. “And don’t forget, this is New York, so they deliver,” Hueston Mack adds with a laugh. A straight shot from Manhattan, the Brooklyn Museum is a must-attend, followed by a treat at Blue Marble Ice Cream, which Hueston Mack calls the nabe’s best-kept secret. In warmer seasons, he suggests a day trip to the Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn’s cultural hub, marked by its distinctive arch modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The area also features the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and a farmer’s market on Saturdays. “If you’re taking a trip to Manhattan, spend the extra day and take a trip to Brooklyn,” Hueston Mack says. “It took me five years too long to get here, and I’m telling you right now that you’ve got to make it!” Local Legends is not a city guide or a countdown of places to visit. Instead, it’s a catalogue of stories that uncovers unique information about featured destinations across the United States. Visit questmag.com/legends/ to watch the full video with André Hueston Mack and the rest of National Car’s Local Legends. And stay tuned—your neighborhood could be the next stop! u
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NEXT TIME YOU’RE TRAVELING for business, why not visit a local best-kept secret instead of the hotel bar? In National Car Rental’s new “Local Legends” series, area tastemakers act as tour guides to reveal their neighborhood’s hidden gems—from a beloved wine shop to a quaint historic district or an award-winning restaurant. The series was created to give road warriors insider tidbits guaranteed to impress both colleagues and clients. “We believe this content will give travelers added control over their business trips,” notes Meghan Baker, senior content and publicity manager with National Car Rental. “The episodes provide valuable local knowledge they can share with colleagues or simply use to explore destinations in a new way.” One of the first stops on National’s nationwide tour? The Big Apple, of course, where sommelier/author/wine-maker André Hueston Mack encourages viewers to get out of midtown and into what he calls the “true heartbeat of New York City”—Brooklyn. Despite a successful career at Citi, Hueston Mack followed his passion for wine to become the first African American to win the Best Young Sommelier in America Award. “Each Local Legend was chosen because he or she exemplifies the local vibe in their respective cities,” Baker notes. “We also looked for Legends who represented a variety of industries and backgrounds.”
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This page, clockwise from top left: Sommelier André Houston Mack guides business travelers through Brooklyn in National Car’s “Local Legends” campaign; he recommends a visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens; Brooklyn Museum (which is especially charming in the spring with cherry blossoms in full bloom); and best-kept secret Blue Marble Ice Cream Shop; the borough is a short drive across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan. Opposite page: National makes it easy for business travelers to schedule advanced reservations and seamlessly drive from the airport to their destination.
GIVING BACK “WE ARE TO THE the universe only as much as we give back to it.” These are the words of Meera Gandhi and the driving motivation behind the philanthropic efforts of her charitable organization, The Giving Back Foundation. Since its establishment in 2010, the foundation has made tremendous strides to empower women and children, with the aim of creating a new generation of influential leaders. Through its fundraising projects and other endeavors, largely supported by Gandhi herself, the foundation raises money that directly benefits education, which Gandhi sees as the greatest stepping stone to success. The
Giving Back Foundation also aims to improve the health and well-being of all by addressing the needs of those suffering from illness and poverty around the globe. Prior to departing for vacation in India last month, Gandhi checked the New York weather forecast and felt especially lucky to be escaping the “bomb cyclone.” She expressed her relief to yoga instructor Inga Benson, whose response sparked Gandhi’s next move for The Giving Back Foundation: There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. Benson also noted that at the school that employs her husband, the Luis Muñoz Marin
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Public School in the Bronx, many children lack the appropriate coats for the cold weather and arrive to school freezing—a hindrance to their ability to learn. To improve the productivity and comfort of these students, The Giving Back Foundation has set up a coat drive for the school. With the goal of collecting enough coats for each student to get through this particularly harsh winter season, Gandhi is beckoning Quest readers to participate. So far, the group has had a great response but is still looking for more manufacturers to donate warm-weather clothing to support its goal. The school has also established a receiving space for volunteers to sort and distribute as packages arrive. The coat drive is just one example of the many activities the organization is undertaking to accomplish its overall plan of promoting health, wellness, and education for all. Gandhi is also currently filming the second series of The Meera Gandhi Show, which airs on B4U TV Network, with all 13 episodes available
at themeeragandhishow.com. Hosted by Gandhi and featuring influencers from all walks of life, the series discusses essential life-changing topics used to help viewers de-stress through increased peace and joy. Gandhi has also recently created The Giving Fragrance, a scent made with mood-elevating ingredients that few can resist. All profits from the fragrance go towards the charitable endeavors of The Giving Back Foundation. The world can never get enough of Gandhi’s refreshingly candid spirit and outstanding achievements—as Kerry Kennedy once said, “Giving to others is the greatest gift of all.” u This page, clockwise from above: Meera Gandhi gives a talk after receiving the Bharat Gaurav award; the new Giving Fragrance; this particularly cold winter sparked her charity’s new project. Opposite page: Gandhi promotes global wellness (above); The Giving Back Foundation seeks help with the Luis Muñoz Marin School coat drive (below).
RAINBOW ROOM ROMANCE
This page: Stunning bride Melissa Liebersohn taking in Rainbow Roomâ€™s magical views of the New York skyline; the interiors of Rainbow Room are among the most glamorous in New York (inset). Opposite page: The sophisticated Rainbow Room lends itself to beautiful wedding scenes (above); a happy couple outside the iconic Rainbow Room entrance at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
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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. 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 8 8 3
AS FAR AS RELIABLE local dining goes, Upper East Siders have come to look to Tom and Anthony Martignetti, the restaurateurs behind trusty standbys The East Pole, Pizza Beach, and Eastfield’s—and with good reason. These are boîtes where the food is great and the vibe is just right—offering a little escape inside the neat design of each establishment’s walls. And now there’s a new catch to be had, which, since opening last October, is proving to be an equally satisfying member of the family: The East Pole Fish Bar, at 964 Lexington Avenue. This isn’t your ordinary fish bar; it’s an expansion of the 84 QUEST
popular 65th Street staple The East Pole, serving up more fish and seafood dishes in a swank environment that makes you feel like you’re stepping onto a yacht. Following an ethos of seasonal and sustainable food, executive chef Joseph Capozzi works with some of the best local fish purveyors, from Island Creek Oysters to Montauk fishermen, to create a stimulating seafood menu. Keeping with the simple elegance of the original East Pole, The East Pole Fish Bar is outfitted in teak wood instead of walnut, and brass shelving instead of steel, which create a
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CANTEENS mid-century nautical feel like that of a vintage Riva yacht. The effect: as if you’re dining on board. The modern-classic design by owner Anthony Martignetti features marble floors, navy blue lacquer walls, and teak wood tables shimmering with a marine yacht varnish. The unmistakable curved-glass façade located on a landmark Lexington Avenue building has become a welcome new fixture to the neighborhood. Chef Capozzi offers dinner nightly and brunch on weekends. The all-fish menu includes a full raw bar, with the exception of one meat dish: a New York strip steak. Signature dinner options include sharable starters such as fried oyster
pleased and excited to bring a sister restaurant to the flagship East Pole in a neighborhood we love.” Continuing to work with small-production wineries from around the world, The East Pole Fish Bar has a curated wine list that specializes in under-the-radar sparkling wines, along with limited-edition and vintage wines by the glass—including high-end natural white and orange wines that complement the fish-driven menu. Though certainly a dinner destination in its own right, The East Pole Fish Bar is also a sort of cocktail lounge—a much-needed destination in the area for late-night dining and great cocktails. After all, it is a Broome
sliders, a torched wild salmon roll, and peekytoe crab salad, while main dishes include a scrumptious lobster burger, shrimp and squid tempura, grilled striped bass, and roasted corn and clam chowder. There’s always a fresh catch, which comes with two market sides. “We have had this project in mind for years, but were waiting on the landmark commission to permit building a gas kitchen in the rear of the building,” says owner Anthony Martignetti. Tom Martignetti adds: “With both Anthony and I living in the 70s on the Upper East Side, we are extremely
Street Hospitality Restaurant from the Martignetti brothers, and the flavor of that downtown street name certainly holds its own uptown. u Opposite page: The chic nautical vibe at The East Pole Fish Bar, with its teak wood tables and shimmering marine yacht varnish. This page, clockwise from top left: The roasted Dorade; charred Spanish octopus; shrimp tempura; citrus-cured fluke crudo; the exterior. The East Pole Fish Bar: 964 Lexington Ave. Dinner daily, 5–11 p.m.; brunch Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. To reserve: 646.870.9007. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 8 8 5
HERE’S YOUR CHANCE to move right into this totally restored Fatio with utmost quality and detail located at 330 Island Road in the heart of Palm Beach. Separated from the mainland by Lake Worth, Palm Beach, with its Gilded Age elegance and old-world charm, is one of the most desirable towns in the world. Its history is matched by its stunning beaches that offer a range of outdoor recreation, as well as glamorous boutiques like Stubbs and Wootton and highly rated restaurants such as Renato’s that line the world-renowned Worth Avenue. 330 Island Road is ideally situated on one of the island’s most coveted estate areas, with close proximity to the acclaimed shopping strip. In addition to being walking distance from Worth Avenue, the property boasts 191 feet of direct intracoastal, which provides expansive, unrivaled water views facing south. With this prime location, the home is constantly sun-drenched, and offers a sprawling and chic design that maximizes the natural light that pours into the interiors. 86 QUEST
The house has six bedrooms (each with its own outdoor terrace with rare views of the water and golf course) and 8.5 baths—leaving adequate space for a large family to live comfortably. The expansive property is also perfect for hosting guests with its abundance of modern amenities including a 54-foot heated pool with piped-in music underwater that overlooks the intracoastal, a dock, two large fireplaces ideal for chilly winter days, two kitchens, and a sophisticated Savant system that is accessible throughout the home. Also notable is the commercial–grade elevator, full house generator, two laundry rooms, and impact windows and doors—all providing convenient and enjoyable day-to-day living. This remarkable home is a perfect marriage of space in a prized location, available for $19,900,000. u For more information, contact Dana Koch at 561.379.7718 or Dana.Koch@corcoran.com, and Paulette Koch at 561.346.8639 or email@example.com.
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This page, clockwise from top: A frontal view of the six-bedroom home at 330 Island Road. The image shows the property’s 191 feet of direct intracoastal; the dining room that easily sits eight people (some of the home’s large, impact windows can be seen in the background); one of the two fully equipped kitchens; the heated infinity pool that overlooks the intracoastal; the living area, which shows the home’s neutral palette and softly washed hardwood floors. Opposite page: A rear view of the property that shows the spacious yard, pool, and dock with intracoastal access (the view of the golf course can also be seen in the background).
On February 28, the Norton Museum of Art will hold its “BIJOUX!” premiere event at the museum in West Palm Beach at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561.832.5196, ext. 1212.
WHITE TIE AND GOWNS
The 63rd Viennese Opera Ball will take place at the Ziegfeld Ballroom at 8 p.m. to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering’s music therapy program. For more information, visit vienneseoperaball.com.
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BOYS AND GIRLS
The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach will host its annual Winter Ball at The Breakers at 7 p.m. In its 37th year, the black-tie event is one of the most widely recognized galas of the Palm Beach social season. The
evening will include cocktails in the Mediterranean Courtyard, followed by dinner, a live auction, and dancing in the Venetian Ballroom. For more information, visit bgcpbc.org.
to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event will take place at The Breakers at 7 p.m. For more information, visit jimmyfund.org.
The Jimmy Fund will hold its 27th annual Discovery Celebration with a performance by Jennifer Hudson
The Newport Hospital Foundation will host a reception at a private residence. For more information, visit newporthospital.org.
FIND THE CURE
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, started by the late Evelyn Lauder, will host its Palm Beach Luncheon and Symposium at The Breakers. This year’s event will be hosted by Aerin Lauder, will feature special guest Joan Lunden, and will showcase a fashion presentation with the Spring 2018 collection from Neiman Marcus Palm Beach. For more information, visit bcrf.org.
The Palm Beach Civic Association will hold its annual Awards Luncheon at The Breakers with guest speaker Brian Williams. For more information, call 561.655.0820.
The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Henry Morrison Flagler chapter will host tea at The Chesterfield at 3 p.m. For more information, call 561.251.4955.
HEART AND SOUL
The Actors Fund’s Career Transition for Dancers program will hold its annual Heart and Soul dinner dance at The Breakers at 7 p.m. The program enables dancers to define their career possibilities while developing the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines in order to thrive during all phases of their 88 QUEST
On February 9, the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach will host its 37th annual Winter Ball at The Breakers at 7 p.m. The evening will include cocktails in the Mediterranean Courtyard, followed by dinner, a live auction, and dancing in the Venetian Ballroom. For more information, visit bgcpbc.org.
The American Heart Association will hold its 63rd Annual Palm Beach
Heart Ball at The Breakers at 7 p.m. Proceeds will go towards fighting death caused by heart disease and stroke. For more information, visit heart.org.
The Massachusetts General Hospital will host its 12th annual Leadership Council for Psychiatry Seminar and Luncheon at Casa Bendita in Palm Beach. For more information, call 617.724.8799.
The Palm Beach Opera will host its annual gala at The Breakers at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 561.835.7558.
DINE AND DANCE
The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute will hold its 37th annual Evening of Vision Gala at The Breakers at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bascompalmer.org.
ALL THAT GLITTERS
The Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony will hold its Annual Young Friends Party at The Breakers at 8 p.m. For more information, call 561.655.2657.
A CULTURAL AFFAIR
The French Heritage Society will host its annual Palm Beach Dinner at Club Colette at 7 p.m. For more information, call 212.759.6846.
The Society of Four Arts will host its Biennial Gala in the gardens on February 23, and the Contemporaries Gala on February 24. For more information, visit fourarts.org.
A VISIONARY EVENING
The Lighthouse Guild will mark its 10th anniversary in Palm Beach at its annual dinner dance at Club Colette. Longtime committee member Grace Meigher will be honored along with her daughters, Elizabeth Meigher and Amanda Mariner. For more information, visit lighthouseguild.org. A SALUTE TO THE ’60S
The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Palm Beach Gala, “A Salute to the ‘60s,” at The Breakers at 8 p.m. For more information, call 561.655.3449.
The Society of Four Arts will host its Biennial Gala in the gardens. For more information, visit fourarts.org.
TREAT MENTAL ILLNESS
The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation will hold its 11th Annual “Gone Country” Boats, Boots, and BBQ dinner dance. The event calls for “country chic” attire and will include a best dressed contest. For more information, visit ryanlichtsangbipolarfoundation.org. CONTEMPORARIES GALA
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its Contemporaries Gala in the gardens. For more information, visit fourarts.org.
The women’s board of the Boys’ Club of New York will host its Winter Luncheon, featuring a talk by Thomas L. Friedman. For more information, visit bcny.org.
The Palm Beach Day Academy will host its inaugural Centennial Celebration Evening at the Flagler Museum at 6 p.m. This will be the first of a series of celebratory events leading up to the institution’s 100th birthday in 2021. For more information, call 561.655.1188, ext. 129.
The Center for Creative Education will hold its annual Spring Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561.805.9927.
The Norton Museum of Art will hold its “BIJOUX!” premiere event at the museum in West Palm Beach at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561.832.5196, ext. 1212.
The Palm Beach Opera Guild will host its Evening of Rhapsody on the Danube in the Circle Room at The Breakers. For more information, visit pboperaguild.org.
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Guests gather on Crown Island to witness the marriage of Amanda Powers Meigher and Edward Harris Mariner on September 9, 2017, at Bolton Landing, New York. Photographs by Julie Skarratt.
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Amanda and Ted were married on the South Point of Crown Island, her family’s summer home on Lake George off Bolton Landing, New York. The rehearsal dinner took place at The Lake George Club, with a brunch at Chateau on the Lake the following day, given by the bride’s aunt Andy Smith, her cousin Denny Smith O’Leary, and her godmother, Gail Keeler. The bride donned a dress from Mark Ingram, which was paired with her mother’s veil and fastened with a diamond and pearl crown-shaped pin (a family keepsake worn by all Meigher brides). Around her neck she sported a diamond necklace designed from her grandmother’s engagement ring, and carried a mixture of white flowers and Adirondack greens. Her father, Stephen Christopher Meigher III, accompanied her down the aisle. All 175 guests were shuttled to Crown Island aboard The Morgan, a 72-foot cruising vessel owned by the Sagamore Hotel. Cocktails followed the ceremony in the family’s 1884 “Big House,” after which guests walked a few feet to a tented dinner that began with an appetizer of tomato soup topped by a grilled cheese sandwich. Amanda and Ted had their first dance to Barry White’s “My First, My Last, My Everything,” performed by the NYC band Current Affair, after which guests aged 10 to 86 danced ’til the wee hours under the stars. 92 QUEST
Jamie Alia Korey & Richard Stephen William Mallett Septepmber 2, 2017 j beirut, Lebanon j photographed
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Jamie and Richard’s wedding was a four-day affair that began with Thursday night cabaret performances at Beirut’s MusicHall and ended with a Sunday lunch at a traditional Lebanese restaurant. The highlight, however, was the couple’s Saturday ceremony and reception attended by 180 guests and held at the bride’s family estate in Ain Saade, Lebanon, overlooking downtown Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea at sunset. Escorted down the aisle by her father, Samir Korey, Jamie wore a Georges Hobeika gown and carried a pastel bouquet of peonies, baby roses, and ranunculus. At the reception, planned by Matisse Events, the newlyweds entered with a procession of performers—part of the Lebanese “Zaffe” tradition—and danced to “Your Song” by Elton John.
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Olympia Torlonia Shields & Brooks Osborn Bishop April 22, 2017 j HArbour islAnd, bAHAmAs The skies cleared, and Olympia and Brooks were married on Pink Sands Beach in Harbour Island in the Bahamas. The bride walked barefoot down the aisle with her mother and carried a bouquet of calla lilies; her dress was designed by Peter Langner. She also wore a pair of aquamarine arrings that belonged to Brooks’ mother. The groom, matron of honor, and the best man all donned outfits by Island Company. The most memorable part of the ceremony: Olympia prematurely kissed Brooks because she thought the minister had forgotten about the tradition. After the ceremony, 85 guests enjoyed a reception at Pink Sands Resort and looked on as the bride and groom danced to “True Companion” by Marc Cohn.
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Lara and Robert were married at the Pierre Hotel. The bride’s parents, Richard and Carole Crystal, walked her down the aisle. Lara carried a white bouquet of roses, freesia, sweet peas, and scabiosa, and wore a dress designed by Vera Wang. Following the ceremony, the 250 guests moved to the hotel’s ballro0m for the reception with dinner and dancing. The five-tier cake served was by Ron Ben-Israel. The bride and groom’s first dance was to the Emotions’ “Best of My Love.” Later that month, the couple enjoyed their honeymoon in South Africa and Mozambique.
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Sarah and Stanley were married on Aspen Mountain in Colorado. TK Event Studio planned the wedding. The bride carried an all-white bouquet of lisianthuses, freesias, and fern fronds as she walked down the aisle with her father. Her dress was designed by Paolo Sebastian, a rising star in Australia, where Sarah previously worked. After the ceremony, 100 guests headed to the Aspen Mountain Club atop Ajax for a reception, where the bride and groom danced to Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer,” and everyone enjoyed cake by D’Elissious. The fox in the photograph isn’t always a welcome guest, but when he attends he is said to bring good luck. They were honored to have him at the ceremony! The couple spent their honeymoon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bora Bora and at the Le Taha’a Island Resort.
Brittany Andriana Mundarain & Brandon Michael Mundarain September 17, 2016 j parker, Colorado j photographed
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Brittany and Brandon were married at the bride’s parents’ home in Parker, Colorado, overlooking a koi pond and the Rocky Mountains. Given away by her grandfather and mother, the bride wore a Tara LaTour gown, Sara Gabriel veil, heirloom jewelry, and Manolo Blahnik stilettos. Inspired by the French Rococo style, Brittany carried a bouquet of garden roses, blush snowberry, dahlias, and succulents wrapped in bridesmaids’ Monique Lhullier dress remnants. The reception was held in an airy tent on the estate, where the couple danced to Ruelle’s “I Get to Love You” and enjoyed a gilded cake by the Makery Cake Company. After the celebration, Brittany and Brandon spent the night at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and departed for a Maui honeymoon the next morning.
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Kate and Andrew were married in the chapel of Château Saint-Martin in Vence, on the French Riviera. Kate wore a blush pink dress by Monique Lhuillier and was walked down the aisle by her sons, Jack and Barrett. Children and families were integral to the celebration, since each was previously married, with children. They held a dinner in the garden the night before, for which the bride wore Carolina Herrera bridal couture. The Sunday reception was held in Cap d’Antibes at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, and was followed by an all-night pizza party by the pool, when the couple danced to Better Than Ezra’s “Crazy Lucky.” Kate and Andrew spent a short honeymoon together at the Hotel Cipriani in Venice before flying back home to spend a traditional family summer in Seal Harbor, Maine.
Julia Estabrook Hoyt & Charles Minot Amory IV Southampton, new York j october 8, 2016 photographed bY patricia kantzoS Home to many memories during the couple’s courtship, Julia and Charles were married in Southampton, New York, at St. Andrew’s Church. With flower girl Edie Fennebresque close behind, the bride carried a bouquet of bougainvillea and was escorted down the aisle by her father, C. Alexander Hoyt. Julia wore a Carolina Herrera gown and her great-grandmother’s sapphire and diamond wedding band. The ode to the Hamptons continued with a reception at The Meadow Club and cake crafted by Sag Harbor Baking Company. A few days later, the couple departed for a honeymoon in Paris.
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This page, clockwise from top left: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are all smiles on their wedding day in Venice, Italy, 2014; Pernille Teisbaek, the Scandinavian fashion stylist behind Look de Pernille and co-founder of talent agency Social Zoo, and Philip Lotko, co-founder of Rains (a Danish clothing company specializing in outerwear), wed on an island off the coast of Denmark (the bride’s home country) in September of 2017; King Haakon and Queen Maud (then Prince Carl and Princess Maud) pose for photos on their wedding day at Buckingham Palace, July 22, 1896; Margaux Hemingway and Erroll Wetson intertwine for a toast at their wedding in Paris in June of 1975; Peter Beard grins as he receives a kiss from new wife, Mary “Minnie” Olivia Cushing (Beard’s first wife), after their wedding at the bride’s family home, The Ledges, in Newport, Rhode Island; King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Silvia Sommerlath (later known as Queen Silvia) wave to the crowd as they depart Stockholm Cathedral on their wedding day in 1976; Pippa Middleton and James Matthews leave St. Mark’s Church in Engelfeld Green, England, on May 20, 2017; Linda Eastman McCartney, Paul McCartney, and daughter Heather McCartney on their wedding day, March 12, 1969. Opposite page: Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, leave St. Paul’s Cathedral in London following their wedding on July 29, 1981; A month after announcing their engagement in November 2010, Prince William and Kate Middleton released their official engagement portraits, shot by Mario Testino in the historic chamber of Clarence House; the couple wed four months later.
John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy on the lawn at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, Rhode Island, on their wedding day, September 12, 1953; Pepe Fanjul walks his daughter, Emilia Fanjul Pfeiffer, down the aisle during her wedding to Brian Pfeiffler in the San Estanislao Church at Casa de Campo in La Romana, the Dominican Republic, 2002; Zsa Zsa Gabor and third husband, actor George Sanders (Gabor married nine times), during their 1949 wedding in Las Vegas.
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This page, clockwise from top left: A portrait of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, who were were married at Westminster Abbey in London on April 26, 1923; Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, were married on November 20, 1947, in front of 2,000 guests at Westminster Abbey in London; Grace, Princess of Monaco (born Patricia Grace Kelly), was an American actress who became a princess when she married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, in April of 1956; Grace’s wedding party included her sister, Margaret Katherine Kelly Majer (who served as matron of honor), six bridesmaids, and two flower girls; the King and Queen of Jordan, King Hussein and Queen Noor (who was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby in Washington, D.C. and became Hussein’s fourth wife in 1978), wearing full regal official uniforms in August 1986; Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark (born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson), and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, walk down the aisle in Copenhagen Cathedral in Denmark, May 14, 2004; Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor wed in a low-key ceremony at the Château de Condé in France, several months after Edward’s abdication of the British throne in 1937; Queen Victoria was nervous before her 1840 wedding to Albert (who assumed the title of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 1940 to 1861) and liked to re-enact the moment to remind the public that she was still bride to her handsome groom (as depicted in this photo taken in 1951 of the two dressed in original wedding attire).
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This page, clockwise from top left: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose at Frogmore House in Windsor, England, in an official engagement photo released by Kensington Palace on December 21, 2017; Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon on holiday in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas, 1967; Eric Clapton married his best friend George Harrison’s ex-wife, Pattie Boyd, in 1979; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; guests throw rice on Peter Beard and Cheryl Tiegs as they leave a chapel in Montauk, New York, over Memorial Day weekend in 1981. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: A model wearing a wedding dress from the Solosign fashion house, 1927; Constantine II, King of Greece, and Anne-Marie, Princess of Denmark, wed on September 18, 1964 (two weeks after Anne-Marie’s 18th birthday) in the Metropolis, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Athens; Jane Birkin at her marriage to John Barry at the Chelsea Registry Office in London, 1965; Amanda Roosevelt Morgan and Sam Alexander Neckar’s wedding ceremony on the lawn outside of the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club overlooking Oyster Bay in Long Island, New York, 2016; Prince Rainier III of Monaco and actress Grace Kelly on their wedding day in Monaco, 1956; Catherine Deneuve and fashion photographer David Bailey leaving the St. Pancras Registry Office in London, 1965; Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and West German–born Silvia Sommerlath (who became Silvia, Queen of Sweden) depart Sweden’s Great Church following their wedding on June 19, 1976, with Amelie Middelschulte, five-year-old daughter of the bride’s best friend, and James Ambler, six, walking before the couple. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 8 1 1 3
From Coastal Retreats to Cosmopolitan Streets BY DANIEL CAPPELLO
NOW MORE THAN EVER, couples have what can turn into a
travel. From ski resorts in the French Alps to far-flung islands deep in the Indian Ocean, there’s no corner of the world that’s not ready to greet a couple who has just tied the knot. Resorts are happy to roll out the rose-petal carpet and chill their finest bottle of Champagne for couples who decide to spend their honeymoons in their midst. As you begin to consider where in the world to honeymoon, allow us to suggest some favorite places, from the new and improved to the tried and true. u
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daunting list of decisions to tackle before their big day. From the choice of venue to the type of cake—and every monogrammed napkin in between—brides-to-be pay attention to every detail so that their guests will enjoy the celebration as much as they do. Still, there’s one decision that’s reserved for the bride and groom alone: where to honeymoon. Today, the world is your oyster (literally) when it comes to
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic 800.877.3643 • casadecampo.com.do Ideally situated on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo offers it all. From a private beach to three championship golf courses and 13 fast-dry Har-Tru tennis courts, Casa de Campo has what you’re looking for. The Shooting Center provides a gateway for all skill levels, with over 200 stations for trap, skeet, and sporting-clay shooting. At the heart of Casa de Campo’s ocean playground is the Marina, inspired by the quaint seaside villages of the Mediterranean coastline. And there’s Altos de Chavón, a 16th-century replica Mediterranean village, which boasts the beautiful St. Stanislaus Church for those wishing to get married on site. As far as dining goes, the resort is never short on options, offering everything from a private pier and moonlit gazebo to the newly opened Minitas Beach Club & Restaurant. With fresh interiors, expanded areas for dining and lounging, and an infinity pool, it’s the perfect setting to experience Casa de Campo’s modern style of luxury.
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Four Seasons Resort Maui, Wailea 808.874.8000 • fourseasons.com/maui Whether you’re getting married on site or coming just to honeymoon, you’ll be in the best of hands at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. Here, the experience teams live by the mantra that every guest request is answered with a “yes.” They have been known to dreams come true, from styling and stocking your inroom closet with new fashions to scouring the island’s every altitude for rare flowers. Maui is a lovers’ paradise, and this Four Seasons—Hawaii’s only Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond resort—is proof of paradise found. Snorkel or canoe in crystal-clear waters, trek through the enchanting bamboo forest, stroll along pristine beaches, or unwind with a massage in a thatched beachside hut. Take a self-guided audio tour of the resort’s expansive local art collection, or indulge in a “glassology” course led by resort manager Martin Dell. Enjoy traditional Hawaiian entertainment at night in the open-air lobby lounge (be sure to order the house Mai Tai). Head to Wailea Golf Club for championship courses with the most incredible views. Speaking of views, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters can whisk you around the island for aerial tours. Of course, there’s no reason to leave the resort for your fill of romance: seclude yourselves in a poolside cabana decorated by fashion house Missoni, or arrange for a private dinner under the stars one night, with one of the most staggering views the Central Pacific has to offer.
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1 Hotel South Beach, Miami 866.615.1111 • 1hotels.com/south-beach Relax and restore at 1 Hotel South Beach, where newlyweds can “Become 1,” as the hotel likes to say. This “eco-chic” wellness hotel boasts 600 feet of white sandy beach, four pools, rooftop cabanas, holistic treatments at Haybarn Spa (the first in the United States), a SoulCycle, and a Spartan Gym. The hotel offers complimentary yoga, vinyasa flow, Pilates, and meditation classes. With six on-site restaurants for Florida-fresh food, you could eat in every night, but if you decide you want to explore a bit more of what the Magic City has to offer, the Tesla house car is waiting curbside.
Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan +81 3.5322.1234 • tokyo.park.hyatt.com If Asia beckons, let Park Hyatt Tokyo be your gateway to luxury, beginning with the stylish sterling-silver key ring handed to you at check-in. Perched on the top 14 floors of the 52-story Shinjuku Park Tower, you’ll be soaring high above one of Asia’s most thrilling cities. Park Hyatt is often hailed as Tokyo’s finest hotel, with supreme hospitality standards, museum-quality art, five restaurants, two bars, and a pâtisserie. Where else can you swim this high in the sky or work out with a view of Mount Fuji in the distance? With Club On The Park, the two-floor aesthetics and fitness center, Park Hyatt Tokyo is definition of an urban oasis.
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Belmond British Pullman, United Kingdom 800.524.2420 • belmond.com/trains Embark on a journey filled with luxury, glamour, and just enough adventure with an unforgettable trip through the British countryside on Belmond’s British Pullman. Restored to their former glory, the Belmond British Pullman carriages are as famous today as in the heyday of train travel. Whether you prefer afternoon tea, flowing Champagne, or both—as many guests do—there’s a journey for everyone. In an age when the possibilities of travel are expanding at rapid speed, harken back to the golden age of travel by steam on board one of Belmond’s British Pullman journeys. You can escape to historic Bath or Canterbury, discover Folkestone or Chatsworth House, or—new for 2018—take a sweeping tour of the West Country’s historic gardens, including Trelissick Garden and Trewithen Gardens in Cornwall, home to champion trees, rare shrubs, woodland glades, and exotic ferns.
Brown’s Hotel, London +44 207 493.6020 • roccofortehotels.com London is always a good idea, and Brown’s is an even better one. Not only is it the city’s first hotel, but also one of its most illustrious. Since opening on Albemarle Street in 1837, the five-star institution has hosted everyone from royals and presidents to international authors. Its location—in the heart of Mayfair, just steps from the Royal Academy of Arts and shopping on Bond Street—cannot be beat. Elevating British hospitality to an art form, Brown’s offers the best of unexpected Old World charm and wholly modern comforts (think British oak meets Italian marble).
La Réserve Paris +33 1 18.104.22.168 • lareserve-paris.com With no shortage of romantic options, it’s rare for a Paris newcomer to steal both hearts and top laurels, but La Réserve Paris is the clear victor of late. Intimate and luxe, the 40-room Haussmann-style hotel is centrally situated in the 8th arrondissement. Jacques Garcia’s decor—silk damask walls, velvet drapery, and herringbone parquet floors—honors traditional Paris yet isn’t weighed down by it. Views include glimpses of the Eiffel Tower, the spires of Notre Dame, and the glass ceiling of the neighboring Grand Palais. Perks include the private Duc de Morny Library, a 52-foot indoor swimming pool, and chef Jérôme Banctel’s two-Michelin-starred Le Gabriel. Each room has a butler, who can satisfy just about any request, from a private concert in the suite to a couture dress for a night at the opera. Minimoon packages are the way to
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Tortuga Bay Hotel, Dominican Republic 809.959.8229 • tortugabayhotel.com Allow the wedding experts at Tortuga Bay Hotel, part of Puntacana Resort & Club, to make the planning process seamless for your wedding—and honeymoon, while you’re at it. Exchange vows at Playa Blanca, set on beautiful white sand beaches, or at the exquisite La Cana Golf & Beach Club. You can also opt for a religious ceremony at the beautiful Nuestra Señora de Punta Cana, a coral stone church. From there, spend your first night as husband and wife with Tortuga Bay’s breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Honeymoon
designs by the late Oscar de La Renta. Assured serenity and impeccable service will define your stay at this private enclave. From the moment you arrive at Punta Cana International Airport, the staff at Tortuga Bay will personally guide you through your experiences, taking care of everything from customs to drawing your bath after dinner for truly effortless travel.
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in style at a resort that is redefining the luxury hotel experience with 13 villas draped in stunning
Ocean House, Rhode Island 401.584.7000 • oceanhouseri.com Ocean House, the last of the grand Victorian hotels in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, is a step back in time to a more genteel era. Set high on the bluffs overlooking a 650-foot private 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 farm-to-table cuisine. At Ocean House, modern comforts abound without disturbing any of the past. As a bonus, newlyweds are always treated with a surprise on the house.
The Lodge At Torrey Pines, La Jolla 858.453.4420 • lodgetorreypines.com The moment you pull up and are greeted by attendants in Scottish kilts, you know you’re somewhere special. The Lodge at Torrey Pines pays tribute to the California Craftsman movement and is modeled after Greene and Greene’s famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena. Couples can enjoy near-perfect weather while hiking in the Torrey Pines State Reserve, golfing on the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, or relaxing at the 9,500-square-foot full-service spa. Enjoy inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean over lunch at The Grill, then savor more traditional dining by night at A.R. Valentien. As cool San Diego evenings descend, enjoy a cuddle by the fire—either outside or in your room.
THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. In November 2016, the Museum opened its greatly anticipated permanent exhibition, New York at Its Core. Five years in the making, New York at Its Core is the first-ever museum show to comprehensively interpret and present the compelling story of New York’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” a preeminent global city now facing the future in a changing world. New York at Its Core presents the city’s dramatic
historical narrative in two galleries covering the years from 1609, when Henry Hudson took his voyage up the river that would later bear his name, through Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and culminates with the Future City Lab, a first-of-its-kind interactive space designed to encourage visitors to contemplate the challenges the city will face in the years to come and design for themselves the city of the future. One of the Museum’s most anticipated events each year is The Winter Ball, a black-tie gala that raises support for the Museum’s educational and public programs, exhibitions, and other initiatives. The Winter Ball is hosted by the Museum’s Director’s Council, a group of individuals who have established an ongoing commitment to the Museum and its mission and to raising support for its many activities. In 2018,
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The Winter Ball will be held on February 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street, with nearly 500 guests expected to attend. Honorees at The Winter Ball will be Director’s Council co-chairman Sara Ayres and vice chairmen Amory McAndrew and Alex Roepers for their dedication to the Museum and other New York institutions over the years. Chairing the Director’s Council are Sara Ayres, Jamie Creel, Mark Gilbertson, Calvert Moore, Sloan Overstrom, Nicole Hanley Pickett, Kathy Prounis, Allison Rockefeller, Tara Rockefeller, Andrew Roosevelt, Alexia Hamm Ryan, and Burwell Schorr. Located at the top of Museum Mile, the Museum of the City of New York is a gateway to the city, the place to go to learn about the city’s past, celebrate its present, and imagine its future. u This page, clockwise from top left: Inside the entrance of the Museum of the City of New York; New York at Its Core (the new permanent exhibition); the "Port City" exhibit; a photo from Gotham Groove, the opening weekend event for New York at Its Core; Amory McAndrew and Sloan Overstrom; defining New York; Mark Gilbertson, Nicole Hanley Pickett, and James and Nicky Rothschild; Andrew Roepers. Opposite page, clockwise from above: The Museum's exterior; an interactive exhibit; the Chairmen of the Director's Council and Whitney Donhauser.
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THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK and The Chairmen of the 2018 Winter Ball Mark Gilbertson Alison Rockefeller Jamie Creel Tara Rockefeller Calvert Moore Andrew Roosevelt Sloan Overstrom Alexia Hamm Ryan Nicole Pickett Burwell Schorr Kathy Prounis
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THE YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST BY BROOKE KELLY Tara Westwood, Carole Radziwill, and Karen Duffy.
Clockwise from top left: The stars of The Alienist. Luke Evans (left) played the role of John Moore, Dakota Fanning (center) starred as Sara Howard, and Daniel Brühl (right) played criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler; Keytt Lundqvist and Alex Lundqvist posing on the red carpet; one of the 1900s-outfitted servers engages the crowd; Ashley Haas.
THE CINEMA SOCIETY’S PREMIERE FOR THE ALIENIST
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STEPPING INTO DELMONICO’S for the after-party of TNT’s
premiere of The Alienist was like entering the dark era that inspired the show. Set in New York during the Gilded Age, the ten-episode series works around a string of murders of young male prostitutes that shake the already grim city. Throughout the gripping psychological thriller, the main characters are frequently shown dining at the steakhouse (America’s oldest, founded in 1837), to discuss progress in the investigation. Dakota Fanning stars as the first female member of the New York City Police De-
partment, Sara Howard; Daniel Brühl as criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler; and Luke Evans as New York Times illustrator John Moore. All three were seen gallivanting around the party at Delmonico’s, which featured a raw bar, quality meats, and top-notch cocktails, with servers and entertainers in 1900s apparel. In addition to the cast, Alex Lundqvist, Debbie Bancroft, Jennifer Creel, Jamee Gregory, Ashley Haas, and Tara Westwood all showed up for the star-studded affair. Prior to party, there was an exclusive screening at the nearby iPic Theaters. F E BMROUN ATR H Y 2 0 1 85 10303
Bebe Rexha performing for the crowd; Zhenya Katava (center) with friends.
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ebrate Thierry Mugler’s new perfume, Aura Mugler, featuring an engaging iHeart Radio performance by Bebe Rexha. Zhenya Katava, a multicultural supermodel and the face behind the new fragrance, attended the party, along with influencers from the fashion and art worlds. The scent comes in an edgy, heart-shaped green bottle faceted like a jewel. Mugler’s goal was to combine floral freshness with sensuality to establish a divine, new concept of femininity. Also available in the new collection is the Aura Mugler Shower Milk and Body Lotion that come in similar and striking bottles.
of the Sundance Film Festival hotspots in Park City. On January 19, the pop-up space hosted the celebration of American Animals featuring the film’s star, Evan Peters, along with his girlfriend Emma Roberts. A star in her own right, Roberts was conscious not to take any of the spotlight away from Peters. Additional guests attending the warm alpine chalet included Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson. The following evening, Common delivered an unforgettable performance at the after-party of the showing of his film The Tale that epitomized the plot’s theme of female empowerment.
Left to right: Common delivered a performance at the after-party for his new film, The Tale, at the Grey Goose Blue Door; Evan Peters with girlfriend, Emma Roberts; Shona Guerin and Barry Keoghan at the American Animals after-party. 134 QUEST
Left to right: Laetitia Becque and Sandrine Groslier holding Aura Mugler;
Clockwise from top left: Scott Dresden lifts Avalon Snow; Julian Wildcat and James Murray; Mackenzie Wright and Samantha Gannaway; the party featured a live installation by Muffinhead with the performers of Fou York; as the clock struck midnight, guests watched a replica of the famous ball drop, followed by a confetti shower.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE ROXY HOTEL
TO TOAST THE NEW YEAR, Natalie Kates and Lori Zimmer
hosted the Roxy Hotel’s third annual Surrealist Ball, a modern-day take on Marie-Hélène de Rothschild’s legendary affair in 1972. The venue paid homage to Surrealist masters René Magritte, Salvador Dali, and Man Ray, complete with daring decor, a photo booth with themed props, tiers of hors d’oeuvres (including a massive doughnut with coconut cotton candy), and premium cocktails. Also notable was the live performance by David Johansen of New York Dolls, and the engaging installation by
Muffinhead with the performers of Fou York. Music by DJ Alix Brown had guests dancing the night away in between. Later in the evening, the party viewed a replica of the Times Square ball drop in the Roxy’s eight-story atrium with Champagne in hand, followed by a confetti shower marking the start of the new year. While Surrealist dress was not a requirement, the majority of guests donned outfits fitting for the occasion to indulge in the fantasy; many were seen sporting glittery ball gowns, top hats, satin gloves, and more. u F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 8 1 3 5
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BIDDING ADIEU TO ANNE
Our editor in chief remembers the inimitable Anne Slater, a fixture on the New York social scene in her signature cobalt blue glasses. Pictured here, clockwise from bottom left, at a House & Garden reception, 2007; with Gloria Vanderbilt, 2008; with Bill Cunningham, 2008; with her husband John Cahill, 2005; with Judy Peabody, 2007.
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ANNE SLATER DIED PEACEFULLY IN her sleep on Christmas Eve at her house in Wellington, Florida, which she shared with her husband, John Cahill. Longtime companions for more than 40 years, I only learned a few weeks ago when I talked to John that they finally tied the knot 14 years ago. They never made anything of it—sending announcements, celebrating socially—because after all that time together, it was merely practical, and life went on. Anne was born in 1924 and grew up in Canton, Ohio, which at that time was a prosperous part of the Pittsburgh/Cleveland hub of American industry. Anne’s father was a steel executive. When she was 17 she came to New York to attend Finch Junior College. She first had an early marriage a young New York socialite, William Grace Holloway, Jr., a member of the W.R. Grace shipping family. I know this only because I’ve read it. In 1959, when she was 35, she married Denniston Slater, a young socialite/ sportsman and private investor who was often referred to in the press as the Fanny Farmer (candy) heir because he and a group of investors bought it. After Denny died suddenly in 1971 at age 44, Anne remained unmarried, though her companionship with John Cahill began in the ensuing years. It was a time in New York where the post-War prosperity and the emergence of women and women’s rights was flourishing through the ranks. New York attracted women like Anne Slater, Aileen Mehle, as well as Liz Smith—all women from the Midwest and the West. They came to New York in their youth and established themselves at its core. They created their lives, and all three notably lived them out impeccably. I met Anne only back in the early ’90s, when I first returned to New York. I saw her frequently at Mortimer’s, the lunching spot for fashion and social glamour girls. She was a pleasure just to look at, a real beauty in her presence, a kind of quiet elegance, a movie-star theatricality, and the cobalt blue glasses that were more than a “trademark” but an invitation to the literary. In all those years she always looked the same, without age: the serenity, the elegance, the stylish, easy chic—along with the enormous pear-shaped diamond on the third finger of her left hand. It was not the center but the natural antecedent that only looked right on her hand. I know it seems as if I’m idealizing. And I am. She provoked that with her remarkable energy. If you saw her walking on the street—and she could often be seen walking to or from, in the neighborhoods of the Upper East Side—perfectly, matter-of-factly turned out, you saw all of this as clearly as if you were sitting at table with her. It’s filmic in memory. Although at table you also got the voice. Melodic contralto, and warm. When I think of that voice that always had an available smile in it, I recall the story she told me about lunching at Mortimer’s one day when Jerry Zipkin, the man-about-town who regarded himself as the ultimate critic, passed by her table and muttered in his sharp, stentorian voice, “I don’t like that lipstick you’re wearing today!” To which Anne, smiling in her dulcet tones, quietly replied, “Well, then, you shouldn’t wear it, darling.” —David Patrick Columbia
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