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CONTENTS The Wedding i ssue 98
SEASON OF LOVE
From Bermuda to Switzerland to New York, here
are the weddings that caught the eye of Quest this year, and the brides and grooms who had the most glamorous, marvelous, and—most of all—fun ways of tying the knot. produced by brooke kelly
FINDLAY GALLERIES, AN ARTFUL LESSON IN LONGEVITY
150 years after
opening, Findlay Galleries continues to stand as a pillar of the art world—and looks forward to the future.
Our curated selection of romantic and exciting honeymoon
hideaways from around the globe. produced by brooke kelly
EVERY VOYAGE FEELS LIKE A HONEYMOON
A riverboat cruise like no
other—sip, swirl, and swoon aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna, the epitome of luxury travel. by FrAn endicoTT Miller
A PALM BEACH TRADITION
Looking back at some of our favorite moments from
the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s Dinner Dances. by AMAndA h. skier
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Royal drama, and a conversation outside a grocery store.
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Our photographer captures an intimate moment between Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox.
Global greed and global warming—our columnist isn’t holding his breath. by taki theoDoraCoPulos
February is the month of romance; let us help you pick out gifts to show how much you
care about your loved one this Valentine’s Day.
YOUNG AND THE GUEST LIST
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Road tripping through Quebec, a province with French flair. by Charles Williams The AMM team at Sotheby’s defines a new era in real estate. by brooke kelly Downtown Miami’s Elysee condominium nears its completion. For over 30 years, the Dream Team has been granting wishes.
Assouline goes big with its new tome Football: The Impossible Collection. From New York to Palm Beach to Miami, February is gala month. Partying with the PYTs. by brooke kelly
Mick and Bianca Jagger’s rock & roll wedding. by elizabeth meigher
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Clockwise from left: Members of the original—and anonymous—Dream Team; Jimmy Borynack and Wally Findlay, circa 1980; honeymooning at the beautiful Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic; Percy Steinhart and C. Z. Guest at a Palm Beach Preservation Foundation Dinner Dance; Alex Travers teeing off on the first hole at the Martin Downs Banyan Creek Classic.
ON THE COVER: Tyler Griffin, wearing Stubbs & Wootton slippers embroidered with the gates of Lugano, with Elisa Schunkert on their wedding day in Lugano, Switzerland. Photographed by David & Kathrin Photography.
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duction penned by their talented and indefatigable Executive Director, Amanda Skier. Together with Chair Pauline Pitt and a highly committed board of directors, the Preservation Foundation has become the model institute for similarly minded organizations around the country. Finally, we at Quest all bow our heads over the recent loss of the incomparably impish Mario Buatta and the stunningly courageous Nina Griscom. Both of these major personalities contributed natural glamour, cutting wit, intrigue, and genuine kindness to our daily lives. We will continue to hold tight their memories, as their unfeigned embrace of life always left a smile on our collective faces. As ever, please share your comments and thoughts with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. u DAV I D & K AT H R I N P H OTO G R A P H Y; CO U RTE S Y O F F I N D L AY G A LLE R I E S ; CO U RT E S Y O F C A S A D E C A M P O ;
T. S. ELIOT NOTWITHSTANDING, I’ve always felt that January is the cruelest month, bringing drizzling gray skies and post-holiday gloom. So dear Quest reader, let’s quickly and cozily ease into the “lover’s month,” especially this February which again boasts its quadrennial 29th day. February, once weirdly known as “cabbage month” in the U.K. (perhaps a Victorian banker’s dream?), is our Annual Wedding Issue. And this year we celebrate marriages from the mountains of Aspen to the Swiss Alps, from Bermuda to St Barth’s. The destination wedding craze has, thankfully, cooled off a bit, but the honeymoon destinations are now more exotic and glamorous than ever. I mean, whatever happened to the once-appropriate week of ’mooning at The Coral Beach Club or Sandy Lane, although a post-wedding interlude in Santorini, or Cap Juluca, or the safer-than-ever Dominican sounds pretty attractive and glam to this weathered pub. With this issue, Quest delightfully welcomes back our own Alex Travers, who has spent the past two years on the official Minor League Golf Tour (honing his Cornell vocational skills). Alex will serve as Quest’s Managing Editor, a title that once conferred the role of top editor in the Time & Life Building, where his famous father, Peter, and I once roamed the halls. Alex has overseen and written two major features in this chockablock issue—the piece celebrating Findlay Galleries’ historic 150th Anniversary, and the retrospective of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s near mythical Dream Team. Seen in the photos above this column are Wally Findlay and his youthful successor (savior!), the keen-eyed Jimmy Borynack, plus a vintage pic of the original and very anonymous Dream Team—founded and lovingly led by our dear pal Pamela Murdock (see if you can identify the players without a scorecard.) At the end of the edit “well” is a 40-year lookback at the Palm Beach Preservation Foundation’s Annual Ball, with an intro-
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NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY THE FIRST MONTH of the New Year is also the quietest month of all for a number of sociological reasons, the first being the need for some rest after the two weeks of holidays just passed. The official social season ends midmonth and the traditional holiday schedule takes over.
As the holiday approaches and moves to the New Year, the activities increase both privately and publicly. One of the last to take place before “Jingle Bells” was the opening of Harry Benson Behind the Scenes. Harry and his wife Gigi were there of course, along with more than
400 friends and photography fans for the opening at the Staley-Wise Gallery in SoHo. We think we’ve seen every photo this incredible prolific photographer has ever taken, but this exhibition featured 92 taken between 1969 and 2007; most had not been printed before. There were
behind-the-scenes fashion photographs that Harry took for French Vogue and LIFE magazine. This was in the late ’60s on through the beginning of the new century. From what I’ve heard, Harry, who celebrated his 90th birthday on December 2, has continued to add to his port-
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folio. Of the 400 attending that night, several were subjects with their picture on the wall: Mary McFadden, Kirat Young, Barbara de Portago, and Charlotte Ronson. Enjoying the celebration with owners Etheleen Staley and Taki Wise and Gallery Director George Kocis were Harry’s daughter Tessa with husband Tucker Tooley, and son Tucker; also Harry’s sonin-law Michael Landes. Also among the happy throng at Etheleen Staley and Taki Wise’s Crosby Street Gallery: Jonathan and Eileen Otto, Beth Rudin DeWoody with her husband, pho24 QUEST
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tographer Firooz Zahedi; Cathy Kaplan, president of the Aperture Foundation; Lynn and Genevieve Crystal, Eleanora Kennedy, Sue Bloomberg, Edgar Batista, Entertainment Weekly editor J.D. Heyman; Ursula Striker, Ellin Saltzman, Elizabeth Biondi, Sallie Lewis Longoria, Nancy Paulsen, VF’s David Friend, former editor of LIFE, TIME and PEOPLE magazines, where Harry’s work has been published famously. Also James R. Gaines; Jonathan Delano, Neil Leifer, and David Burnett; Donna Olsham, Pete Bonventre, Nate Reuss, Ben Havrilak, Luke
Tricomi, Chiara de Rege, Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, CeCe and Lee Black, Leigh Curry, James Koutoulas, Dick Miles and Pat Whitaker who flew in from St. Louis for the party; Joyce and Jim Seymore, Stephen Jacoby, Royce Pinkwater, and Aiden McDougall. You get the picture. The show ran through the month of January, and more Harry Benson prints were added to collections around the town and elsewhere. The Bensons moved on to their winter shelter in Palm Beach, where I hear there was another Harry Benson retrospective to fascinate the
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viewer. Christmas Eve, I was the guest of a friend at a Christmas Eve dinner at “21.” This is a long-time tradition— now for generations—of families attending this special evening. Reservations are made well in advance. There’s a band of horns for caroling and passing the hat for the Salvation Army (this was their leader’s 34th year participating). It’s all right there in the restaurant’s legendary barroom. We sat at the table reserved for Robert Benchley back in the day (’30s, ’40s) where he took it all in and wrote from it. There is a brass plaque at-
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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A tached to the post next to the table. All evoking a sense of history of New York life. The restaurant is still located where it was in the late 1920s, halfway down the block on the south side of East 52nd Street, where about nine decades ago its proprietors, Jack Kriendler and Charlie Berns, operated a speakeasy. A century ago, in the Roaring ’20s, that entire block between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, every doorway led to a “speak.” It was the inception of the “nightclub” and the Jazz Age in New York life. Very often, an establishment also had a floor above for some sexual relaxation
(by the hour, or less). Its barroom very often had live entertainment—a couple of dancers, a singer. By the late 1920s it was known as Jazz Street, the show biz birthplace for many famous musicians and singers of the age, like the now-legendary Billie Holliday. Ironically, or otherwise, at the same time, on both north and south corners of East 52nd Street at Fifth Avenue, stood two Vanderbilt mansions: William H., whose triple mansion occupied the entire block of the avenue between 52nd and 51st Streets, and on the north side lay the chateau of his son and daughter-in-law
Alva and Willie K. Vanderbilt. A century later, the entire architectural history of that block between Fifth and Sixth has been razed— all except Jack and Charlie’s “21.” Post-Depression and post-Prohibition, “21” became a sleek and chic restaurant and bar where the postwar babies came to fame and fortune and it was almost like their private club (except it was public). And a true landmark. I always think of its history as a lunch or dining spot for movie stars, society queens, and famous authors—like John O’Hara who was my inspiration as a writerly teen-
ager. I thought of him Christmas Eve as we dined in the same room that he lunched and dined (and drank) many, many times. January is of course the quietest of the months in a New York year. In earlier times it was quiet because people stayed indoors (because of the weather). Now, for the lucky ones and the leisurely and the get-arounders, it’s vacation time in the warmer climes like PB as well as the islands in the Caribbean. I was right here in the Big Town. The weather resembled early Spring for the first three weeks of the Winter. Climate Change has already
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occurred. Once upon a time in little old New York they had blizzards this time of the year, and it was much colder. You could see your breath when you were outside. Not anymore. The streets were quieter but there were people out and about. I like the City under these circumstances. I like watching the people. It’s not a sport, nor a game, it’s behavior, and often a source for insight and ideas. A popular activity these days for the healthy and wealthy in my part of woods is Soul Cycling. There is one on the Upper East Side that is very popular with the mid28 QUEST
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age entrepreneurs, wives of hedge-funders, and tycoons trying to do something good for themselves. I’ve never been but I can see that it’s very good exercise for keeping in shape. I’ve seen friends now in their forties, fifties, even sixties plus who’ve shed that excess avoirdupois and trimmed down smartly. From the sound of it it’s a very prosperous business also. The classes are usually full and it’s both men and women. There are a couple of leaders who direct the traffic for those cyclers. Smart, sharp, charismatic. Evidently one of them is so charismatic that one of
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the participants is said to have left her husband for her. Yes, her. More recently I heard that another woman had left her husband for the same charismatic leader. Yes, her. I’m smiling as I write this because aside from the personal dramas that occur when couples separate, change, etc., the human comedy is right around the corner. For this listener— and since I don’t know the individuals, or even their names—it’s a movie. God knows what it’s actually like back at the ranch. But the Boomer generation and maturing Millenials, especially
those who are well-fixed (or married to those who are well-fixed), are out there and changing—like everything else, like everyone else. For example: One recent session, just as the leader was about to start the ride, one of the women soul-cyclers, evidently a regular customer, stood up and announced to the room full of cyclers waiting to start that she’d come home the day before and found her husband in bed with another woman. “And…” she added loudly and clearly, “that woman is in this room right now!” I told you; it’s a movie. I don’t know what the de-
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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A nouement was, but you can imagine it. Just like people are imagining Prince Harry and Meghan. Another amazing story, a movie. This domestic drama, an updated classic of The Prince and the Showgirl, has occurred at a very grim time in our world. The Harry/Meghan story is pure entertainment. It’s an upper (the downer side is somebody else’s). It enlivens everyone to a drama that is A Family Story as well as the Same Old Story. (And The Crown). Prince Harry chose to change his life with This Woman. Its most recent reporting at the time of this writing was
that the entire drama was created by the public relations department of The Firm (the British Monarchy, namely the Queen) to take the ONUS off Prince Andrew. Here a prince, there a prince, everywhere a prince prince. This is an automatic attention grabber. But back to the Prince and the Showgirl. An interesting woman, you must admit. A beauty, bi-racial—a small matter to most, but a big one to the Big Ones out there—and independent like a modern woman.
Yes, she married The Prince, but she was also a successful working actress. Someone described her as a “B” actress. No, the important word is: “working.” That means “ambition,” a word that at its purest has no gender. A working actress, and ambitious, and so, the beauty met the Prince and he was gobsmacked. A lot of us have had that experience—possibly once anyway—and it is powerful. Meghan Markle was probably gobsmacked in her way too. After all, he was the famous orphaned son of the
most famous woman in the world in her lifetime. And he’s been a kind of a hero for his family and country, going around the world participating with all kinds of us/ordinary people at public events, even serving in the Afghanistan debacle. A man for all seasons. How could she not be impressed if she caught his eye that first time, and vice versa? She might not have shown that to him. Women are very talented at keeping those things to themselves. The boys not so much. And so it all came together, however tabloid-ly. And was it his title, grandson of The Queen, Her Maj-
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esty and everything? The most powerful (and respected woman in the world). And rich too, even without their money, richer than any of those multibillionaires. So Meghan met the Prince and this was his resume. Who wouldn’t be impressed? People have married for a lot less and were still impressed. When they married they were a storybook couple. She even walked down the aisle without an escort/father (or the Prince of Wales who offered). She didn’t want her father’s arm. Another brouhaha. Both father and half-sister got their 15 minutes of fame gossiping about 32 QUEST
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their relative who was marrying a grandson of the Queen of England. Your Majesty. Just like Wallis Simpson (not really). Of course it was pointed out that this marriage wasn’t Meghan’s first trip down the aisle. And who knows, crowed the loudest critics, maybe it won’t be the last. But it was storybook. I get all my info from the Daily Mail online. It’s a celebrity story. Everything today is celebrity—royalty, society, business—a story that
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only requires your reading the headline to get the gist. The gist I’ve been getting for some time now, since they became engaged and then married, is that a lot of people don’t like Meghan. They always refer to the couple as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Or the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. A title which they may lose. Does it really matter to anyone other than maybe the couple? It’s all so trivial. There were official objec-
tions made public about their deciding not to live in the royal apartments at Windsor, but instead in a separate large but unimpressive cottage that cost more than three million in renovations. Then she got pregnant and the baby Archie was born. Her mothering came under criticism. They were being too private and not showing him off to the world in quite the way someone else thought they should. Then there were the frequent rumors that she and her sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and one day to be the Queen as wife of William, were not that chummy. Ever hear of sisters-in-law not
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mothers at a very young age often have “problems” all their lives related to that loss. It is the most profound loss to any child—no matter who, no matter where. Prince Harry once told Oprah (I read in some caption) that every time he sees a camera or a flash he thinks of his mother. He was, after all, the youngest and the sad little boy who followed her casket in ceremony. No doubt, being as famous and familiar as he is to millions of us, his mother often comes to his mind. The mother who died in a tragic car “accident.” The one who was cheated on by his father who was reported to be “incan-
descent” with rage that his youngest son wants to go live somewhere else (like North America) instead of back at the palace. Family drama for everyone to get in on. PR heaven. Especially when the family is the Windsors. Most people I know (who do not personally know him) tend to side with the father, Charles, the Prince of Wales who has spent his entire adult life in waiting for his mother’s final departure. His essence has been tied up in The Wait. Many spectators tend to imagine that would be a really interesting way of life. And comfort. Waiting. For Godot. When Victoria (the previous longest-run-
ning British monarch) died in 1902, her heir, Bertie, then the Prince of Wales (Charles’ great-great-grandfather) was an old 62. Asked how he felt about his ascension (finally) to the throne, he was said to have replied: “Too late.” There is this idea of tradition that is attached to the British Royal Family. It is classic, from the remnants of history where the official behavior matched the official behavior of their religion and provided the rules (and laws) of behavior for everyone else—once referred to in monarchies as “subjects.” But history shows that none of it is cut in stone. It’s politics ad infinitum.
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Back in the 1950s when Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret, was having an affair and wanted to marry a man named Peter Townsend, it was disallowed because Townsend was a divorcee. I’m not sure the reasoning, but it amounted to the rule: no divorced monarchs. The way it’s looking now, Margaret’s nephew, the Queen’s eldest son, Charles, will be the next monarch and his queen, Camilla, is his second wife— divorced from his first, if you didn’t know—and she too had been previously married and divorced. And so have millions of other couples all 36 QUEST
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over the world. The denouement. Harry and Meghan wanted to move to North America. There was a family “negotiation” giving the impression they were talking dollars and cents (or pounds sterling depending on where you are). Harry at a press conference said that it was his decision and that he had to do that (for his wife). It’s still a movie. Many in the audience lament his situation (that he didn’t stay in Merry Olde E where gramma is Her Majesty). But it sounds like one of those life-changing moments that many of us have or had. For Harry, this came about
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through an American woman whom he met and (presumably) fell in love with. This move has opened up the man’s personal life. Besides being a very effective public personality representing the U.K., he is also a man who was born, brought up, and lived in a bubble that has a reality outside the public eye. Here in North America, he will mostly likely be two things: widely recognized and acknowledged as an authentic Prince, and very often he will be liked and listened to. He’s a brilliant ambassador in the 21st century because his image and
manner publicly speaks to the people. He has the power of personality that embodies goodness. This is the kind of power his grandmother possesses in our society today. He is the only other one in that family who possesses that quality, at least in his public image internationally. Like everything else with us humans, it is genetic. He is his mother’s son. As royal as they are/were among us, they are, after all, only people. Naturally this reality takes in the speculation that Meghan Markle will tire of the Prince a few years down the road. She’ll go off to what look like better ports
D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A in the storm of fame and fable, so saeth the self-styled cynic. Meghan is naturally ambitious. It’s been reported that she wants to move forward in business. And why not? It’s quite possible, even ordinary in these hectic times. It’s also quite possible that Harry might find the grass greener elsewhere himself. After all he is a man of his times. But that is only one possible outcome, as it is for all couples. There are other more agreeable, even happy outcomes, which are also possible. Besides which, the “rules” have changed radically in a lifetime, after decades, even centuries of previous rules.
A half century since Princess Margaret was disallowed marriage to a divorce, Elizabeth’s eldest son and heir was allowed to divorce, remarry, and keep his place in the scheme of things. The change was acceptable as ordinary, although many commoners immediately recognized the natural hypocrisy of the situation. There are some things that we all have in common, royal or not, large or small. What fascinates is how we, the people—the public, readers, TV-watchers—latched onto the Drama of the Monarchy as if it were happening in our own family. It’s a family soap opera: the good, the bad,
the ugly, and who’s right! Actually Harry and Meghan are really its stars. I’m not sure even Wills and Kate can really upstage them even in a stadium. Grandmother of course reigns above it all as the Wise Woman. Business is business. On a Wednesday, I went down to Michael’s for lunch with Jilly Stephens who is the Executive Director of City Harvest, the deliverer of rescued food to more than 500 community food programs throughout the city. I was introduced to City Harvest by Joy Ingham in the mid-90s. She and Topsy Taylor, Emilia Saint Amand, and
Gillian Miniter were very involved in raising funds for it. City Harvest is a great success story of how one individual, in this case, one woman, can actualize an idea that helps eventually millions of people. That’s what City Harvest is. They collect, acquire the food, and re-distribute it through the city. Their trucks now operate 24 hours a day. This year they will deliver 66,000,000 pounds of food to our neighbors in need. This started as an idea of one Helen Palit back in the mid-80s. Ms. Palit was volunteering in a soup kitchen that was located near a popular restaurant in Manhattan. The
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Jilly told me that those who work on the office side also reflect that strong sense of purpose. They also have a Board of Directors who have brought in the millions needed to grow their distribution and assistance. People who raise money for feeding our brethren are at the top of the list. Good for all of us. End of the denouement. That evening I drove over to the Citarella Market on Third Avenue and 75th Street. As I was backing into a space, a man who looked like he might be the owner of the black Escalade SUV in front of me, tapped on my door window. It was already dark out but the light from the stores and the traffic made him out to look like he might be in his late 40s, early 50s, a businessman. Maybe a resident of the neighborhood. Well dressed in a navy raincoat. I put the window down to respond.
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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A He asked me very quietly if I had any money. He asked quietly but directly. At first, with the din of the traffic and still in the car, I couldn’t hear him clearly. I told him that. Very matter-of-factly, he repeated his request, still quietly. When I got out of the car, I pulled the cash out of my pocket. The first that unfolded was a ten. “Will this help?” I remember asking. “Yes,” he said, “thank you. I need to get some food.” What struck me about the moment was the man had the presence and authority and the costume of a well-fixed individual. He was clearly grateful but not demonstrably. I crossed the avenue over to the
market wondering if he were kidding, if he were proving something to himself. Or was he really in need of money for food? I still couldn’t rule that out. I wondered: if so, what went wrong for this prosperous, self-reliant-looking man. At 6:45 p.m on a Wednesday evening on the Upper East Side of New York. On a Thursday late morning I went over to Sotheby’s for an opening tour of the collection of the late Mario Buatta. It sounds odd to think of Mario as “the late” anybody. I just
hadn’t seen him in awhile: He died two years ago last October 18. His presence was very much sketched in my mind. This is a typical New York experience where you have relationships which are frequent, yet not close, yet familiar to the point of a social intimacy. So when I arrived on the fourth floor of Sotheby’s for this “private tour” and luncheon for the upcoming auction of Mario Buatta’s possessions, he was back. I went just to see Mario. He was still with us, kids. If you’ve/you’d known Ma-
rio Buatta, you tend to think everyone knows him. He was famous in his field but as an individual around town, like a good guy in the neighborhood, he was famous to those who knew him for being Mario. There were a couple of sides to him, one which was ebullient, amusing, funny, even hilarious. And there was another side, not dark or darker, but a Mario Buatta who could be intolerant and even his own version of bitchy (which meant it had to be witty and/or funny). He was naturally street smart. He had basically strong, good values. He also was dual-talented. Truly. He was the decorator, the interior designer par excellence with a gold
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He had a sunny personality on meeting or socializing with, and he also liked the spotlight. And when he had it, he could be consciously very funny. The Collection at Sotheby’s is about both. There are touches of his humor everywhere as well as artfulness. All those dog pictures? He didn’t have a dog. Thank God for the dog. But he got it. He got what dogs are to people. It’s a good message; kindness, love, devotion, loyalty. There’s a rug that belonged to a famous decorator—maybe Nancy Lancaster—that Mario had bought at auction for $100,000. It went right into the collection, meaning a storage facility. He was a collector. Who knew they were
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IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY
Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox photographed at Ringo’s London apartment a few days after their honeymoon, 1965.
THE BEATLES’ DRUMMER, Ringo Starr, also known today as Sir Richard Starkey, married his girlfriend, Maureen Cox, at London’s Caxton Hall Register office on February 11, 1965. At the time fellow Beatle Paul McCartney was on holiday in Portugal, but John Lennon and George Harrison were there to celebrate with the couple. It was a fantasy come true, marrying a Beatle idolized by millions of young girls all over the world. And the two were so young—Ringo was 24 and Maureen only 18 at the time. After a quick three-day honeymoon, I was to photograph the couple. Ringo was playing the drums when I arrived at his apartment in a mews not too far from the famed department store, Harrods. They were quite relaxed and seemed very happy. Maureen looked adoringly at Ringo the entire time I was there, which was quite endearing. John Lennon had married Cynthia Powell in 1962 and had a young son, Julian, by the time of Ringo’s marriage. The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, made certain the two wives were kept in the background out of the limelight, as he felt the Beatles fans definitely did not want to think about their idols being married. Ringo and Maureen divorced exactly 10 years later, having had three children together. They each went on to marry others—more and more the norm. Sometimes fairy tales turn into real life. u F E B R U A RY 2 0 2 0 7 1
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GLOBAL GREED This page, from above: Prince Charles and Camilla travel to Austria in a RAF Voyage A330; Gstaad, Switzerland.
I WRITE THIS from the once upon a time small alpine village of Gstaad, Switzerland, now a Mecca of the nouveau riche and vulgar; snow and manners having gone with the wind. Global warming is still a maybe, as far as I’m concerned, but the visual evidence right here in the Alps is undeniable. The glacier I used to ski on almost yearround has disappeared, and man-made snow is pumped out daily in its place. The reason I’m reluctant to believe the climate Cassandras is because their prophetic 72 QUEST
gifts have been very wrong in the past— Prince Charles predicted the end of the world some time ago but he’s still flying private around the globe 20 years on, and that Swedish teenager who accuses us of killing her future is a publicity freak of Meghan Markle proportions. In my own little way I do what I can against global warming: I drive a tiny mini, use only a sailboat rather than those polluting stinkers oil-filth Arabs favor, and occasionally charter propeller planes only when flying around Europe.
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This page, from left: Construction workers and antiwar protesters in front of the New York Stock Exchange on May 8, 1970;
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Never mind. The manners of the people that warn us nonstop about global warming is more depressing than the disappearing white stuff. Never have I met a ruder kind: young, usually bearded where both sexes are concerned, and like all annoying types, holier than thou. Mind you, some of us oldies think that the hot air emanating from the climate warriors, the LGBTQ crowd, and their allies who encourage them to protest at the drop of a hat are the real cause of the snow’s disappearance. My son, who as a teenager used to lean left, has finally seen the light and annoys the ritzy-glitzy youngsters he runs into these days by asking them what pronoun they go under. What’s undeniable is that we have produced a generation of young people who pride themselves in being eternal pessimists. “Life will deliver less,” is their message. A wry smile is my reaction when I hear this stuff. I grew up during the last world war, something these darlings see on TV and the movies, and it traumatizes them at times. Like many others of my age group, memory serves where the almost-daily bombing during the war is concerned. My family’s house north of Athens enjoined a small airport used by the Greek royal family where the occupying Germans who had taken over parked their fighters. Although my German nanny and my parents had forbidden it, our favorite game was running out during an air raid in order to catch the silver foil allied bombardiers
would dump in order to confuse the primitive radars of German anti-aircraft guns. It sounds more dangerous than it was. Three years of bombings and not a single casualty. Today’s youth has no such luck. They’re being bombed daily with exaggeration, intolerance, untruths and outright falsehoods by Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp, with millions of casualties. No wonder they’re all so angry. Had I lived my life in the grip of social media, I’d probably be an inmate in an insane asylum by now, or convicted of having raped that pachyderm Lena Dunham. Abused, trolled, bullied, incapable of having a relationship, today’s youth has rap stars as heroes, and that includes the ghastly Kardashians. Social media is now the echo chamber where one hears nothing but one’s own prejudices fed back to them. Their inner voice tells them that it’s all the fault of the oldies, people like myself who don’t care about the future. Bad, bad Taki. Yet when communism collapsed 30 years ago, the world rejoiced for the values communism had denied the people under it: free speech, respect, and tolerance. The irony is that 30 years later, newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post, TV networks and movements like #MeToo want to revert to the kind of controls practiced by communist dictators. The Donald promised to drain the swamp, but the swamp seems to
be winning with help from the above mentioned unmentionables, and from the zombie-like people attached to their machines that shout at others on the Internet. You know the type: Not my president, hands over ears reaction to democratic elected officials. Back in 1969, President Richard Nixon went over the heads of the so-called elite and the eastern establishment and told the American people that America would not be humiliated by North Vietnam. He called on the silent majority of Americans to back him, and they sure did. The polls went through the roof. One of my most pleasant souvenirs was watching New York construction hard hats attacking and beating the crap out of effete Harvard types for burning the American flag on 5th Avenue. Irish cops looked on with smiles on their faces. Well, we all know how that ended. The swamp brought down a great president who had won 49 states. We’re in the same situation now, except Trump is no Nixon. He’s listening to lying Saudis and Likudists and picking a fight with Iran that should be our closest ally in the region. He’s on the right path where immigration is concerned, and when and if that is finally restricted, we can start rebuilding harmony among our communities, particularly in the inner cities. But I’m not holding my breath. u For more Taki, visit takimag.com. F E B R U A RY 2 0 2 0 7 3
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This page, clockwise from above: The Petit-Champlain fresco depicts the history of Quebec Cityâ€™s working-class waterfront neighborhood; the Hotel Tadoussac opened in 1864; early morning light at Islet Point in Tadoussac; a street view of Quebec City; pastries at CafĂŠ-Boulangerie Paillard. Opposite page: A suspension bridge over Montmorency Falls.
THE AMM TEAM DEFINES A NEW ERA IN REAL ESTATE BY BROOKE KELLY
COURTESY OF SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY; DDREPS; SARA FOX PHOTOGRAPHY
AS WITH ANY commission-based sales industry, real estate brokerage is tremendously competitive. Especially in New York City, one of the world’s most expensive and desired residential metropolitan areas. Historically, New York City real estate has been dominated by brokers working individually. However, as technology evolves and a younger generation of brokers usurp the industry, there are indications of a new age of real estate brokerage characterized by collaboration and teamwork. Sotheby’s International Realty’s AMM Team—Amanda Cannon Goldworm, Megan Duryea Scott, Merrill Curtis, and Brooke Block Kennan—has clearly cracked the code. Together, The AMM Team boasts more than 40 years of combined experience representing different areas across the city—from the Upper East Side to Tribeca, and everything in between—as well as networks in many destinations outside Manhattan like Palm Beach, Vail, Millbrook,
Locust Valley, Greenwich, and Nantucket. Plus, they have maintained strong relationships with an extensive roster of the best designers and architects. Seemingly with an answer for everything, these four work better as a team than they would on their own. “Once we started working together, there was no doubt that we’re stronger together,” said Goldworm. “I couldn’t do half of what I do if I didn’t have such incredibly capable partners,” added Curtis. To the AMM team, brokerage is a customer service business. And with that, communication is key, which is why working as a team has proven to be such a successful business model. Between the four of them, a team member This page: The living room at 129 East 69th Street, #5B, sold by The AMM Team. Opposite page: Brooke Block Kennan, Megan Duryea Scott, Merrill Curtis, and Amanda Cannon Goldworm of The AMM Team at Sotheby’s International Realty. FEBRUARY 2020 83
is always able to give the client an immediate response to an inquiry. “Real estate is extremely fast paced; we are constantly receiving emails that need our immediate attention, for example, at midnight or later for showings early that same morning, so a quick response is always expected,” said Scott. “People inquire at all hours, so we make ourselves available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. While real estate can be flexible now, that’s certainly not us—we’re full time, around the clock.” The team’s passion and collaborative attitude, in partnership with new-age technology, are largely responsible for this seamless communication between the team and their clients, but also among each other. They communicate by way of email threads and text chains at all hours, so that they are always up to speed with pending transactions and able to collectively address client needs. The AMM team’s natural chemistry has been the driving force behind their success. Among these women, there’s no hierarchy, no ego, no leader—each member is an equal, hardworking contributor. Rather than a specialization, AMM has proven to be a full-service group, able to connect to their clients on a personal basis. It is the team’s depth of knowledge of different neighborhoods, individual buildings, floorplans, and the intricacies of cooperative boards that distinguishes them among their peers. Prospective homeowners can trust that AMM’s number one priority is to provide the best outcomes for their clients and not individual success. ◆
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This spread: The AMM Team listings. Left to right: 240 Riverside Boulevard, #23AC; 350 East 57th Street, #10A. For more information, visit ammnewyork.com or contact 212.606.4129.
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ONE OF DOWNTOWN MIAMI’S most anticipated landmark towers is one step closer to completion. Two Roads Development’s Arquitectonica-designed Elysee luxury condominium has topped-off construction at 57 stories. With its striking telescoping shape, the 649-foot-tall glass tower will become the tallest residential building in Miami’s Edgewater district upon its completion later this year. Priced from about $1.8 million to upwards of $10 million, Elysee’s 100 half-floor and full-floor residences range from three- to six-bedroom layouts, measuring between 2,200 86 QUEST
and 6,000 square feet in size. Situated along the bayfront just north of Downtown Miami, nestled between the Venetian and Julia Tuttle Causeways—two main arteries connecting the City of Miami and Miami Beach— Edgewater has quickly emerged as the epicenter of the new Miami. The surrounding neighborhoods of Downtown’s Arts and Entertainment District, Miami Design District, Wynwood Arts District, Midtown Miami, and Miami Beach put Elysee residents within blocks of luxury retail shops, high-end restaurants and world-class arts and culture venues.
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All residences at the boutique-style tower will boast private elevators and foyers, ceilings that are 10-feet and higher, impact-resistant glass windows and sliding doors, bespoke Waterworks master bathroom fittings and fixtures, and gourmet kitchens with ItalKraft cabinetry, Wolf gas ranges and professional-grade Sub-Zero appliances. Every unit will also sport expansive east- and west-facing terraces where residents can enjoy unparalleled sunrise and sunset views. Designed by architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica, Elysee’s unique three-tiered façade will provide direct 180-degree bay and city views from every residence. The tower’s elegant design concepts are the creation of Paris-based designer Jean-Louis Deniot, one of the world’s preeminent talents in interior design, who has signed on to imagine the building’s common area amenity spaces. Residents will share access to three full floors of amenities. Elysee’s Grand Lobby Level will include an elegant marble
lobby and living room area, a bayfront lounge, and a waterfront sunrise pool. The building’s seventh-floor amenity level will be stocked with a resort-size sunset lap pool; an outdoor summer kitchen and barbecue terrace; a fitness center and yoga studio; a spa with private sauna, steam and massage rooms; a blow-dry bar; and a children’s playroom. For large-scale entertaining, Elysee’s Owners’ Sky Level, which will encompass the building’s entire 30th floor, will be home to a Grand Salon lounge and bar area; a Grand Dining Room that includes seating for up to 24 guests, a catering facility and chef’s table; and a library, private screening room, and a game room. u This spread: Renderings of the ultra modern Elysee Condominium at 788 NE 23rd Street in the Edgewater neighborhood of Downtown Miami, which open its doors later this year. For more information, visit elyseemiami.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.768.9527. F E B R U A RY 2 0 2 0 8 7
THE LASTING POWER OF THE DREAM TEAM THIS IS HOW IT began, the formation of a group of anonymous volunteers—known as the Dream Team—who work to fulfill the wishes of adult patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Pamela Murdock can remember the time, the people, the ideas. It was the mid-1980s, and she had recently joined a group of volunteers who visited ill hospital patients. Murdock knew the patients appreciated the visits, but she wanted to do more. “I always wished they could have something that brought them a moment of joy,” she said, “that there was an organization like the Make-A-Wish Foundation for people over eighteen.” 88 QUEST
Murdock, credited as the founder of The Dream Team, said she worked hand in hand with the social workers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who would speak with patients and relay any wishes to the Dream Team. “Each month,” Murdock said, “the team was presented with a few dreams which we did our best to achieve.” One of those moments really stuck with Murdock. A terminally ill cancer patient hoped to see his mother before he died. Unfortunately, her exact location was unknown—a shack on a bayou somewhere in Louisiana was the only information they were provided. No mailing address. No email. No phone. “Somehow we tracked this woman down,” Murdock recalled.
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This page, clockwise from above: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; some of the original and anonymous members of the Dream Team; patient care at MSKCC. Opposite page: Chappy Morris, Teresa Gilewski, Barbara McLaughlin, Mary Davidson, Stephanie Griswold, Ashley McDermott.
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Picked up by an airboat, she was flown to New York to see her son. “She got to the hospital just in time and later wrote us the most touching note saying, though she’d never know our names, she’d be able to spot us in heaven.” “Some of the dreams we get are very modest—new clothes, tickets to a show,” said Chappy Morris, an original member who is still with the Dream Team. “The meetings are great because it becomes six degrees of separation brought down to two.” It’s thanks to the generosity of the members and their friends—as well as the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Administrative Board and in-kind support through corporate partnerships—that these wishes are able to become true. The Dream Team used to meet at Mortimer’s and then the boardroom at Sotheby’s. It was there they’d read those thankyou letters aloud from patients. “Guaranteed tearjerkers,” remarked Murdock. There were laughs, too. Blaine Trump, who was an original Dream Team member, recalled one of her earlier experiences with the organization. She said, “One patient wanted a warm, cozy blanket, and that seemed easy to accomplish.” But one of the members, who wished to remain anonymous, went out and looked for the best blanket, the Rolls Royce of blankets. It was beautiful and expensive and it was from Hermès, made of 100 percent wool. “But so scratchy,” Trump exclaimed. “So it was off to Bloomies for a simple, soft blanket.”
Talking to members of the Dream Team, the impression that you get is that it’s often the smaller requests—tickets to a game or a concert, a family trip—that have the largest impact. Mary Davidson, who became the chair of the Dream Team in 2009, remembered one patient asking for a puppy to give to her children as she was passing away. Another man just wanted to get his GED. And then there was the patient who was a husband and a father. During his cancer treatment he was unwell. Even walking was a challenge. Each year, he took pride in decorating his home with Christmas lights, his favorite tradition. To raise his spirits, the Dream Team partnered with a lighting company and made sure his house was the brightest in the neighborhood. “These dreams leave such a special imprint on patients, their families, and Dream Team members,” said Davidson. These days, the Dream Team still gets together, although no longer at Mortimer’s and Sotheby’s. They still read thankyou notes out loud. And with the help of biennial dinners, they continue to raise funds for their cause. (According to a recent press release, over 1,900 dreams have been fulfilled since 1988.) It is thanks to the success of those events that the Dream Team can push forward, allowing patients, at least for a moment, to forget they even have cancer. “No matter how difficult it is to organize the dream,” Morris made clear, “we know it was worth it.” ◆ F E B R U A RY 2 0 2 0 9 1
famous comeback in his recent book Football: The Impossible Collection (Assouline) as one of the game’s greatest moments. It’s a list he worked on for some time, with help from former football GM Ernie Accorsi and NFL executive Joel Bussert. To celebrate the NFL’s centennial and college football’s 150th anniversary, they set out on the task of choosing the game’s “100 legendary moments.” MacCambridge started with a working list of 70 and 80 must-haves and put together another 75 that merited consideration. From there, he said, “it was a question of balancing pro and college, early years and latter-day years, trying to find the right mix.” As a journalist, MacCambridge was also interested in football’s relationship with the U.S. When asked about the lessons the game teaches us, he talked mostly about interdependence. “Trust is built,” he said, “knowing that if you do your job, the player to your right and the player to your left will do their job.” He particularly
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ONE MORNING IN early 2017, I learned everything I needed to know about football. It was around 5 a.m. and I had dozens of notifications on my phone. The night before, I had shut off Super Bowl LI early in the second half when the New England Patriots were trailing the Atlanta Falcons 3–28, believing the game was over. I looked down at my phone the next morning and saw a flood of banners from ESPN, CBS, Bleacher Report, and Yahoo! Sports. They all said some version of: “New England beats Atlanta 34–28.” Huh? How? I was shocked and confused, although I shouldn’t have been. I had missed it, or rather gave up on the idea of a team coming back from such a deficit. I didn’t want to do that anymore, with football or with anything that mattered to me. Michael MacCambridge, a noted sports author, cited that
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leaders perform at Super Bowl XXX; the first Rose Bowl in 1902; Football: The Impossible Collection (Assouline), available at assouline.com. Opposite page, from above: Ernie Davis wins the Heisman; Auburn’s 2013 “kick six”; a ticket from the longest pro championship game.
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enjoyed reflecting on his own relationship with football, combing over pictures from the Sixties and Seventies, the period when he fell in love with the game. Asked who he wants to win this year’s Super Bowl, he said the Chiefs, a team notorious for heartbreak in the playoff season. (MacCambridge was six when the Chiefs won their last Super Bowl. It was 1970, and Kansas City had beaten Bud Grant’s Vikings 23–7.) “Seven losses in the past eight home games over the past twenty-five seasons,” he reminded me. But MacCambridge still has hope. “For better or worse, I haven’t wanted anything in my life as long as I’ve wanted the Chiefs to get back to the Super Bowl.” As of writing this article, the Chiefs are still in the hunt for Super Bowl LIV. And if Andy Reid and his Chiefs do make it to Miami this year, I have a strong feeling MacCambridge isn’t going to call it a night at halftime. u
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On February 7, the 65th annual Viennese Opera Ball, the famous white-tie charity gala featuring its debutante ball with plenty of ballroom dancing, will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street at 8 p.m. For more information, call 561.683.2700.
The Norton Museum of Art will hold its 45th annual gala at the museum, celebrating its recent Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern exhibition. For more information, call 561.832.5196.
The 65th annual Viennese Opera Ball will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street at 8 p.m. For more information, call 561.683.2700.
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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County will host its annual Winter Ball at The Breakers at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561.683.3287.
Dress For Success Palm Beaches will hold its annual Women and Fashion Luncheon with speaker Mary Heart at The Colony at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561.249.3898.
TREATMENT & RESEARCH
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund will host their annual Discovery Celebration at The Breakers. For more information, call 617.632.3000.
Omega Ensemble’s 2020 winter gala will take place at the Racquet and Tennis Club (370 Park Avenue) at 7 p.m. For more information, call 212.753.9700.
COUP DE FOUDRE
The French Heritage Society will celebrate its annual Palm Beach gala dinner at Club Colette at 7 p.m. For more information, call 212.759.6846.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The Coudert Institute will host its gala at The Breakers. For more information, call 561.659.6161.
LIVE IN HOPE
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation will celebrate its Hot Pink Luncheon and Symposium at The Breakers at 11 a.m. For more information, call 646.497.2635.
Hope for Depression Research Foundation will hold a reception at Via Bice at 5 p.m. to kick off its Day of Hope. For more information, call 561.835.1600.
On February 14, the Miami Symphony Orchestra will hold its “Design District Performance Series” in the middle of Palm Court to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For more information, call 305.275.5666.
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LUCK OF THE IRISH
The Ireland Funds’ annual Emerald Isle Dinner Dance will take place at The Breakers at 7 p.m. For more information, call 212.689.3100. BOOK SMART
MorseLife Literary Society will host its breakfast and symposium at The Colony at 8:45 a.m. For more information, call 561.655.5430.
The American Heart Association will hold its annual Palm Beach Heart Ball at The Breakers. For more information, call 800.242.8721. CUPID’S ARROW
The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea will host its St. Mary’s Guild Valentine Card Luncheon at Parish Hall at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561.853.0962.
COME TO THE COLONY
Palm Beach Synagogue will celebrate its 26th anniversary dinner at The Colony. For more information, call 561.655.5430.
On February 7, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County will host its annual Winter Ball at The Breakers at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561.683.3287.
LightHouse Guild’s Palm Beach Visionary Dinner Dance, honoring Audrey and Martin Gruss, will take place at Club Colette. For more information, call 561.635.5342.
The Society of the Four Arts will hold its 2020 Sky’s the Limit gala at One Hundred Four Arts Plaza in Palm Beach at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 561.655.7227.
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Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra will celebrate its annual gala at David Geffen Hall from 3 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 646.854.3331.
A CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
The New Yorker for New York Gala, honoring Amy Falls and Hartley Rogers, will take place at Gotham Hall (1365 Broadway) at 6 p.m. For more information, call 212.822.9569. TOP DOGS
American Humane’s Hero Dog Awards gala and luncheon will be held at the Sailfish Club at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561.844.0206.
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On February 24, American Humane’s Hero Dog Awards gala and luncheon will be held at the Sailfish Club (1338 N Lake Way) at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561.844.0206.
The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, a center for ophthalmic care, will host its 39th annual Evening of Vision at The Breakers at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561.655.6611.
The Darbster Foundation will celebrate its Fur Ball at Club Colette at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561.459.1587.
CIVIC DUT Y
Palm Beach Civic Association’s Major Contributor reception will take place at the Beach Club at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561.655.0820.
Town of Palm Beach United Way will host its Shop and Share reception at J.McLaughlin at 2 p.m. For more information, call 561.655.1919.
The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach will celebrate its annual dinner dance at Bradley Park at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 561.832.0731.
TO A FINE ART
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Season of Love B Y B R O O K E K E L LY
Anne Orgill Buttarazzi & Alfredy Tovo
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Annie and Freddy were married at St. Joseph’s Church on the Upper East Side. The bride wore a dress by Carolina Herrera, carried a small bouquet of Lily of the Valley, and her father, Mike Buttarazzi, walked her down the aisle. A reception was held at The Pierre, where a classic white cake with chocolate and vanilla buttercream fillings by Ron Ben Israel was served. The newlyweds shared their first dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The celebration continued at the hotel’s Two E Bar, which was transformed into a large dancefloor with a late-night DJ for the afterparty. The couple plans to travel to New Zealand later this year for their honeymoon.
Meghan Elizabeth Horstmann & Adam Valentine Klopp II June 1, 2019 j Hamilton ParisH, Bermuda j PHotograPHed
Meghan and Adam were married at the magical 18th-century Mount Pleasant estate, where the bride arrived in a horse-drawn carriage with her father. Meghan wore a dress by Isaac Mizrahi, whom she worked for out of college, as well as Buccellati diamond earrings and custom Tabitha Simmons shoes. The ceremony was followed by a reception at The Coral Beach & Tennis Club, where the bride’s family has been vacationing for generations and the groom’s parents spent their honeymoon. Guests enjoyed a beach-side dinner under a field of lights with live music, and a group of Gombey dancers astonished everyone with an energetic performance. The couple shared their first dance to “At Last” by Etta James. DJ Felix eventually took over and had guests dancing until sunrise. After the festivities, the newlyweds spent a week relaxing on the island for their honeymoon.
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Kristin and James were married at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. The bride’s brother, Jason Runco, walked her down the aisle. Jason’s foot got caught in the veil as they reached the altar, which had everyone in the room laughing and brightened the mood. Father James remarked, “He just didn’t want to let her go!” During the ceremony, Kristin wore a dress by Mira Zwillinger and carried a bouquet of peonies. The reception was held at The Beach Club, where 150 guests were welcomed for dancing and vanilla buttercream cake by Earth and Sugar. The couple shared their first dance to “Your Song” by Elton John, and the evening concluded with a lively afterparty at Cucina. The next morning, the newlyweds departed for their honeymoon on Harbour Island, Bahamas, where
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Caroline Foley Nype & Adam Harris Parker June 15, 2019 j new York, new York j PhotograPhed
Caroline and Adam were married before 220 guests at a private club in Manhattan. The bride donned a dress by Carolina Herrera and carried a bouquet of lillies of the valley. Her father walked her down the aisle. After the ceremony, which was performed by Caroline’s stepfather, guests gathered for a vanilla cake layered with white chocolate buttercream and apricot peach pureé by Nine Cakes, and watched the newlyweds share their first dance to “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.” The couple traveled to Indonesia for their honeymoon.
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Alexandra and James were married before 200 guests at The Chapel at Windsor. The bride carried a bouquet of sweet peas and donned a dress by Oscar de la Renta, a clutch embroidered with the wedding invitation, and a diamond and sapphire ring borrowed from her dear friend. Her father, Don Segalas, walked her down the aisle. After the ceremony, a black-tie reception was held at The Beach Club with Island Chic decor, followed by a tropical disco-themed afterparty. Guests were served chocolate buttercream cake and watched the newlyweds share their first dance to “Love on Top,” by Beyoncé. The festivities were planned by Claire Bean Events. When the weekend concluded, the couple departed for St. Barths and Paris for their honeymoon. 106 QUEST
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Maddy and David were married before 230 guests at the Aspen Community Church, with a reception at Hotel Jerome immediately following. Two cakes by Mix Cakery were served. The bride wore a dress by Romona Keveza and carried a bouquet of Lily of the Valley, sweet peas, garden roses, and ranunculus wrapped in a special embroidered hanky gifted by her grandparents, who raised her since she was 10 years old. Her grandfather walked her down the aisle. The couple shared their first dance to “Beyond” by Leon Bridges, and a private last dance to “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton later on. A heavy storm that evening snowed many in for an extra night in Aspen. When the weather finally cleared, the newlyweds traveled to Hawaii for their honeymoon.
Katharine Preuss Knowlton & William Francis Dawson III September 21, 2019 j Watch hill, rhode iSland j photographed
Will and Katie were married at the Watch Hill Chapel. Katie donned a dress by Reem Acra and her father walked her down the aisle. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of light blue hydrangeas, white lisianthus, white freesia, Playa Blanca roses, and white anemones. After the ceremony, 300 guests enjoyed dancing and a three-tier vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream by Crissy’s Cakes at The Misquamicut Club, and watched the bride and groom share their first dance to “In My Life” by the Beatles. The couple also surprised Katie’s father with a cake to celebrate his birthday. The weekend concluded with a brunch at Ocean House. The next morning, the newlyweds departed for their honeymoon in Europe, where they traveled to Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence, Tuscany, and Paris.
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Elisa and Tyler were married before 180 guests at Chiesa Santa Maria del Sasso. Reverend Humbert Oliveira of Palm Beach performed the coupleâ€™s nuptials. The bride wore a dress with more than 100 flower applications by Kaviar Gauche and carried a bouquet by Tabea Maria-Lisa. Tyler and his groomsmen donned matching Stubbs & Wootton slippers. A reception was held at Hotel Splendide Royal, with a four-tier cake by I Due Sud. The afterparty at La Piazzetta featured live music by the King Kamehameha Club Band. After the festivities, planned by Eventoile Wedding & Events, the newlyweds ventured to Il San Pietro in Positano, and continued the celebration at Amankora Resort in the Kingdom of Bhutan in December. 112 QUEST
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Hills Gallery that was on Rodeo Drive, circa 1976; Sean Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn at Findlay Galleries; Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Fanjul with Mrs. Tankoos, Jr.; an article in the Palm Beach Daily News. Opposite page, clockwise from top: Findlay Galleries in Palm Beach today; William W. Findlay, David B. Findlay, Walstein C. Findlay, Sr., and Walstein (Wally) Chester Findlay, Jr.; the original Findlay Galleries/City Art Rooms, Kansas City, circa 1870.
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IN 1870, William Wadsworth Findlay opened an art gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. He called it City Art Rooms, and it sold art supplies, picture frames, sculptures, and paintings. (It would later become Findlay Galleries.) Coincidently, it was around the same time the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston both opened their doors. Says James Borynack, the CEO of Findlay Galleries today: “That was our headline for many important anniversaries for our galleries.” This year is Findlay Galleries’ 150th anniversary; a pretty significant one. Expanded by William Wadsworth’s grandson Wally Findlay, it is staggering to think how far Findlay Galleries has traveled, not just through time and place but through history. Three centuries have brought global challenges, world wars, depressions, technological revolutions. However, Borynack, whose history with Findlay Galleries goes back almost 50 years, notes, “Art encompasses it all, as it changes with events and fortunes. And so did we.” James Borynack met Wally Findlay in Palm Beach in 1968, perhaps by fortune. At the time he owned a boutique that sold designer clothes and Findlay came in to buy a tie and a handkerchief. “The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were shopping, too,” he recalled, remembering that the Duke was fond of Findlay’s purchase. When Findlay heard that, he gave 116 QUEST
the Duke the tie. “We’d laugh about that a lot.” Since then, the two worked together closely, dealing with some setbacks, of course, but also achieving breakthroughs in business. Collectors were cultivated, exhibit openings artfully promoted. Grace Kelly, Estee Lauder, and Marjorie Merriweather Post all knew Wally, and would be seen at openings. (It has been said that more business deals were discussed at Findlay Galleries openings than on the golf course.) He even sold a Renoir to Ralph Hubbard Norton, which now hangs at The Norton Museum of Art alongside several other works Findlay donated. At the moment, Findlay Galleries have two locations—the flagship in Palm Beach and one in Manhattan— and a list of sites that, while no longer all operational, still add to the company’s legacy. (Wall Findlay died in 1996, but Findlay Galleries have planted flags in Chicago, Beverly Hills, Paris, Tokyo, East Hampton, London, and Barcelona.) Under the eye of Borynack, they specialize in Impressionism, Modernism, l‘Ecole de Rouen, l’Ecole de Paris, 20th century American Art, and Contemporary Art—works they know fit with their clients’ needs. “The change and renewal during our three centuries in art has been profound,” says Borynack. A simple web search of Findlay Galleries will show the nitty gritty of the company’s acquisitions,
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sold at action for $80 million; Dina Merrill; a work by Marc Chagall currently in Findlay Galleries’ inventory.
This page, clockwise from top left: James Borynack and Adolfo Zaralegui; Lady Henrietta Spencer Churchill and the Duchess of Marlborough; William Borynack and Marie Louise Mills; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clark; Prince Michel Bourbon-Parma and Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma. Opposite page, clockwise from top: Juan Pretel and Holly Newton; Christina Onassis; the Renoir Findlay sold to Ralph Hubbard Norton, which now
public offerings, and family history. And obviously, a lot has happened. But it’s fascinating to try and dig out the reasons why they’ve stayed in business for 150 years. Perhaps it is the eye for art, the ability to continually scout creative and accomplished artists, to renew the representation of currents tastes and styles. “Our stable of artists grew with the momentum of change,” assures Borynack. Or maybe it’s the bonds, the strong relationships with museum directors, curators, collectors, first-time purchasers, dealers. Or maybe it was being 118 QUEST
at the right place at the right time, or a lot of the right places at the right time. Borynack reports, “All of our locations were strategically considered, from the first expansion to Chicago in 1932. Even Wally’s moving art fair the 1940s—which was a rented Allied van moving from Oklahoma to the Southwest.” Whatever the formula—because success usually never boils down to just one reason—Findlay Galleries is recognized and respected globally today. It has come a long way, but its ambitions and zeal and attention to detail have remained. u
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hangs at The Norton Museum of Art alongside several other works Findlay donated; the Duchess of Windsor and Princess Polignac.
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We rounded up this yearâ€™s best honeymoon getaways, from desert chic journeys and island escapes to mountain lodges and cultural cities. No matter which kind of destination suits you and your partner, your perfect honeymoon awaits on these pages.
The Peninsula Paris 866.382.8388 • peninsula.com/en/paris No destination epitomizes romance quite like Paris. Located in the heart of the City of Light, the Peninsula Paris is within walking distance to the city’s famed monuments like the Arc de Triumph, luxury shopping on the Avenue des ChampsElysées, plus top museums and restaurants—or, for those less fond of walking, a luxury house car is also available to transport you. The hotel houses 200 guest rooms plus 86 suites inspired by Haute Couture, showing off French heritage and savoir-faire. Newlyweds can venture down to the
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hotel’s famous La Terrasse Klébe for breakfast, arguably the city’s best café au lait, while people watching the busy Avenue Kléber. Couples can also enjoy massages and treatments at the spa, or lounge by the 20-meter indoor pool for ultimate relaxation. End the day with a drink on the hotel’s famed Le Rooftop bar, where you can watch the sun set and take in breathtaking views of the twinkling Eiffel Tower at night.
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Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic 877.724.9187 • casadecampo.com.do Casa de Campo’s gated 7,000-acre compound in La Romana, Dominican Republic truly offers something for every type of traveler. Start the day with the outstanding breakfast buffet at Lago, then explore all the resort has to offer in your personal golf cart, including the worldrenowned Teeth of the Dog course, tennis courts, equestrian rings, championship polo rings, the shooting center, and the replica 16th-century village Altos de Chavón. Those looking to relax will also find white sand beaches, swimming pools, and a spa on the property. And you certainly will not run out of dining options. The wide range of gourmet stops for lunch and dinner within the complex includes the romantic candlelit Italian restaurant La Piazzetta; Minitas Beach Club restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea; the new Mexican taqueria Chilango, La Casita on the Marina, among others. There’s never a dull moment when visiting Casa de Campo—this sprawling
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resort will keep you busy every second of your cherished honeymoon.
Las Ventanas al Pararíso, Cabo 833.224.1926 • rosewoodhotels.com A Rosewood Resort located at the tip of Baja Peninsula between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Las Ventanas welcomes newlyweds to enjoy its luxury beach resort set against a backdrop of a beautiful desert landscape. The resort offers stays in spacious suites, or one- to three-bedroom villas, each featuring its own private infinity-edge pool. The property also boasts multiple communal pools, including its main expansive infinity-edge pool overlooking the Sea of Cortez with a swim-up bar. If you prefer your drink served poolside, butlers await to cater your every need. The property features championship tennis courts, four renowned golf courses nearby, exceptional restaurants, beachside cabanas, and water excursions. The romantic private yacht charter with Champagne and a delicious sunset dinner prepared onboard is a must.
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800 .346. 7007 • dromoland.ie Visiting the magical Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland feels as though you are stepping into a romantic fairytale. The property has been hosting guests at its 450-acre estate since the 16th century, and the castle’s overall grandeur will have you feeling like royalty. A pony trap can be taken around the property as you learn about its rich history along with the previous residents, including the O’Briens of Dromoland, whose lineage dates back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, one of the last High Kings of Ireland. While on the property, couples can attend afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and sweets, play a round of golf on the 18-hole championship course, dine at the famed Earl of Thomond restaurant, or experience wildlife up-close with the Falconry School. F E B R U A RY 2 0 2 0 1 2 3
Ocean House, Rhode Island 401.584.7000 • oceanhouseri.com The last of the grand Victorian hotels in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Ocean House is a step back in time to a more genteel era defined by refined elegance. Perched high on the bluffs overlooking a private beach, Ocean House has been fully updated with world-class amenities without disturbing any of the past. Modern comforts include 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 that offers complimentary classes, and multiple on-site restaurants that offer farm-to-table cuisine. In the summer months, guests can enjoy a bounty of outdoor activities at and around Ocean House, including sunset lobster broils and barbecues, Champagne and lite bites at the Secret Garden, tennis, yachting, croquet, fishing, and golfing.
+39.089.8131333 • casangelina.com Casa Angelina is a quiet boutique hotel in Praiano, Italy, situated cliffside between Positano and Amalfi. The hotel’s intimate and peaceful space coupled with its breathtaking views make it the perfect setting for honeymooners. Throughout the hotel, the white-washed interiors, contemporary artwork, and airy open-floor plan designed by Marco de Luca present a modern and refreshing feel. Each room and suite is spacious and bright, and equipped with up-to-date technology like iPads and laptops for the convenience of its guests. Throughout the hotel, couples will find state-of-the-art facilities like a fully-equipped fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a spa. A short walk down 250 steps of stairs will also lead you to the private Gavitella Beach Club, where you can relax by the ocean or set out for a boat ride along the coast.
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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi 888.853.6920 • hilton.com Just opened in 2019, the dreamy Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi spans three islands and is just 30 minutes from the Velana International Airport by way of the resort’s private yacht. The property is the ultimate peaceful oasis for couples, offering two- or three-bedroom villas— beach-side or over water—each with its own infinity pool, swinging daybed, gazebo, in-water lounge, and outdoor rain shower, and all surrounded by endless views of the crystal-blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Couples can enjoy a romantic dinner at the intimate Terra restaurant with private dining pods and panoramic views in a treetop setting, or sunsets with Champagne at the resort’s cocktail bar, Amber. Newlyweds can also venture to the private reef to explore marine life, or relax with a spa treatment in one of the private treatment villas. For those seeking unmatched exclusivity, the Ithaafushi Private Island is also available to rent, featuring a three-bedroom beach villa, a two-bedroom over water villa, a four-bedroom residence, five swimming pools, an entertainment
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clubhouse, and its own spa, gym, dedicated team of chefs, and personal concierge.
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Grace Hotel, Santorini +30.22860.21300 â€˘ aubergeresorts.com/gracehotel Aubergeâ€™s Grace Hotel is perched clifftop in Imerovigli and boasts arguably the best views that Santorini has to offer. The breezy hotel overlooks the Aegean Sea along with the beaches, cobalt-domed churches, and whitewashed abodes that define the area. Each guest room features an outdoor space with sweeping views of the caldera, most with a private heated plunge pool. Many of the larger suites also feature a hammam bath and spacious terraces. Those really looking to splurge can book the private villa with its own swimming pool, kitchen, and spa, for ultimate seclusion. While staying
have a romantic dinner at Santoro, hike the caldera cliffs, or sail the Aegean Sea.
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at the hotel, couples can enjoy the Traditional Greek Olive Oil Massage at the spa, sip Mediterranean cocktails at the 363 Champagne Lounge while taking in panoramic sea views,
W Aspen 970.431.0800 • marriott.com Marriott’s W Aspen is the first new luxury hotel to open in the tony ski town in over 25 years. Unlike nearby upscale resorts like Hotel Jerome and The Little Nell, W Aspen is more affordable and tailored to a younger crowd. Sleek and contemporary designs—emblematic of the W Hotels brand—fill the resort’s guest rooms and common spaces, including two hip hangouts: The Living Room lounge and the underground cocktail bar, 39°, which was inspired by Aspen’s Red Light District legacy. There’s also the popular outdoor rooftop Wet Deck bar with a heated pool, hot tub, and beautiful views. The hotel is the perfect year-round destination for young honeymooners who love to ski or partake in warm weather mountain activities like hiking or golfing, and
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appreciate Aspen’s trendy shops, restaurants, and bustling social scene.
Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla 800.237.1236 • belmond.com Belmond Cap Juluca’s picturesque setting in the British West Indies in Anguilla is defined by the powdery white sand beaches, manicured gardens, tropical plants, and crystal-clear ocean waters that surround the resort’s majestic white villas. Honeymooners can lounge beachside or by the infinity pool with frozen cocktails, engage in water activities like scuba diving, play 18 on the nearby Cuisinart Golf Club, dine at the elegant Pimm’s restaurant serving Anguillan cuisine, or schedule a private starlit dinner on the beach. Couples can also escape resort life at the “disappearing” Arawak Spa, which blends into its natural surroundings.
Four Seasons Jackson Hole 307.732.5000 • fourseasons.com/jacksonhole For active couples passionate about nature, Jackson Hole is the perfect place to honeymoon. Located mountainside in Teton Village, the five-star Four Seasons Jackson Hole brings luxury to the rustic town with its lodge-style guest rooms and premier facilities. Located at the base of some of the country’s most celebrated ski slopes, the resort is the perfect winter getaway, and its Handle Bar pub is the perfect stop for a hot toddy at the end of the day. On the property year-round, guests can enjoy the outdoor heated whirlpools, hot tubs, and firepits, or an outstanding dinner at the Westbank Grill, which serves brilliant steaks and chops like the Rocky Mountain elk dish, plus delicious desserts like the warm Cowboy Cookie served in a skillet.
private retreat. The intimate resort is comprised of just 42 guest rooms with sleek interiors, and three four-bedroom villas with private pools nestled in the island’s lush vegetation just steps from the main facilities. The exterior loungers perched over water alongside the infinity pool, which seemingly empties into the sea, are perfect for endless relaxation while taking in the spectacular surroundings. After a day in the sun, the prestigious Sisley Spa can deliver harmony to the body with Phyto-Aromatic treatments and massage rituals with local traditions.
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Tucked away from the beaches on a quiet, secluded bay in St. Barth, the stylish Hotel Christopher offers the ultimate
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Puntacana Resort & Club, Dominican Republic 888.442.2262 (Tortuga Bay) â€˘ 809.959.2222 (Westin) â€˘ puntacana.com With two private hotels and several miles of secluded beach, Puntacana Resort & Club boasts several romantic venues that bring the magical Caribbean to life, resulting in an ideal location both for weddings and for newlyweds looking to unwind after tying the knot. Located in the Playa Blanca area, the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club offers the perfect setting for a beachfront wedding directly on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Guests can enjoy signature ameneties at this property, or choose to stay at Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club and be greeted as a VIP from the moment you land at the airport. Tortuga Bay offers understated elegance, unparalleled personal service, suites that were
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designed by Oscar de la Renta, a Six Senses Spa, and championship golf courses.
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EVERY VOYAGE FEELS LIKE A HONEYMOON ON AMAWATERWAYS’ AMAMAGNA FROM CHAMPAGNE proffered at embarkation, to long-stemmed red roses handed out by the captain, to the square of dark chocolate left on each pillow at turn-down, an AmaMagna river cruise is destined to woo. Granted, my particular journey was a Romantic Danube Wine Cruise, and though the air was thick with ardor and the meals replete with fine varietals, wine or no wine, this stunning ship and its elegant amenities proved intoxicating. Whether just-married, celebrating a significant anniversary, or even looking for love, the AmaMagna and its splendid ports of call serve to inspire those of any age and at any stage of life. Aboard my cruise were newlyweds, long-married couples, and a young woman traveling solo in the tradition of the 19th century “Grand Tour.” Many of us were river cruise neophytes; several were cruise veterans in awe of the magnitude of the AmaMagna, which is twice the width of traditional European river ships. All of us were wined and dined and well pampered aboard this floating five-star hotel. 130 QUEST
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This spread: The AmaMagna cruise ship in Passau, Germany; a bedroom suite in the AmaMagna (inset).
This page, from above: The AmaMagna; Castle Hike view over Passau, Germany. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: The relaxing Fireside Library, Portside; a view of the AmaMagna decks; the bike excursion; enjoying the views on the AmaMagna deck; one of AmaMagna’s Balcony Suites; The Chef ’s Table restaurant; a view from the Castle Hike
Designed by AmaWaterways’ co-founder, co-owner, and president, Rudi Schreiner, the AmaMagna offers more personal space, more unique dining venues, and more leisure opportunities than other ships traversing the Danube. Most of the 98 state rooms are spacious suites, each featuring posh amenities such as large-screen televisions, desktop Apple computers, and iPads. Many have full balconies. With a maximum capacity of 196 passengers, the ship’s immense size ensures that even when full, guests can easily find a private nook in which to read, or a chaise on which to sun. Two cozy game and book-stocked libraries—one starboard and one port—are each warmed by the crackle of simulated fireplaces. A central lounge features enough seating for each and every guest and is the gathering spot for evening entertainment. Each port of call features a choice of excursions. Hike to a hilltop castle where Richard the Lionheart was held captive, bike along the Danube, view the city sights from the comfort of a plush coach bus, or simply stay aboard and enjoy the scenic views. The Sound of Music enthusiasts love seeing the Mondsee, Austria, cathedral in which Maria and Captain von Trapp marry. An afternoon visit to Salzburg allows fans of the movie to find additional joy in walking through the same park where the Von Trapp children frolicked. Additional ports of call include the Austrian towns of Linz (and excursions to charming Durnstein), grand Vienna, and the 132 QUEST
brilliantly illuminated Budapest, Hungary. Back onboard, the activity never wanes. Nightly entertainment reflects each port of call; a Zen Wellness Studio with stateof-the-art fitness equipment features an array of professionally led classes. A nightly “Sip and Sail” pre-dinner gathering in the lounge features “Today’s Special” cocktail. The onboard cinema allows for a choice of movie screenings or video games. The sundeck whirlpool stands at the ready to soothe muscles fatigued from hilltop hikes. AmaMagna further promotes romance with its tables for two. Though fast friendships often lead to communal meals, those seeking alone time are granted this option within the ship’s four restaurants, including the large Main Restaurant, The Chef’s Table, which provides a front row seat to the culinary action, Jimmy’s; a congenial family-style restaurant named for AmaWaterways’ late co-owner Jimmy Murphy; and the more casual Al Fresco Restaurant with retractable windows and outdoor seating. Experienced river cruising guests on my voyage cautioned me that as an AmaMagna passenger I had reached river cruising nirvana; that I, a cruising novice, had started at the top of the river cruise ladder. And after seven days and nights of pampering, fine dining, exquisite wines, exceptional city and countryside exploration, and of course romance, I knew their declarations to be true. u
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A PALM BEACH TRADITION IN DECEMBER of 1981, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach set out to host the organization’s first annual Dinner Dance at Mar-a-Lago. As the last grand estate in Palm Beach, the landmark was the ideal location to debut the Preservation Foundation to the charity circuit. The mansion had been closed to the public since the passing of Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1973 and use of the property for the benefit was negotiated with the Post Foundation. Sponsored by Harry Winston and chaired by Sue Whitmore, Mar-a-Lago opened its gates for Palm Beach society on March 19, 1982. Now a Palm Beach tradition, the Dinner Dance brings together benefactors of the Preservation Foundation each year to celebrate and support the organization’s current initiatives. The Dinner Dance provides an opportunity to showcase the architectural and cultural heritage of Palm Beach and was held at the Flagler Museum and The Breakers for many years. In honor of the Preservation Foundation’s 40th anniversa134 QUEST
ry this year, the Dinner Dance will be held in Bradley Park on March 6, 2020. The historic, waterfront park located on the town’s original main street was the site of a $2.7 million beautification project spearheaded by the Preservation Foundation in 2017. Preservation Foundation Chairman, Pauline Pitt, will serve as the 2020 Dinner Dance Chairman and has invited past Chairmen of the Dinner Dance to participate as Honorary Chairmen in recognition of this momentous occasion. All proceeds from the Dinner Dance support the Preservation Foundation’s efforts to protect and celebrate the architectural and cultural heritage and unique scenic quality of the Town of Palm Beach. Through advocacy initiatives, educational programs, architectural resources, and cultural events, the Preservation Foundation’s goal is to encourage the community to learn about and save the historic sites that make Palm Beach special. u
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This page, clockwise from top left: Jane and John Volk walk into Mar-a-Lago for the 1982 Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Dinner Dance; Candy and Jimmy Van Alen; Marylou Whitney; Noreen Drexel; Jean Tailor and John Loring; Lewis and Peter Widener; Peter Duchin. Opposite page: Nan Kempner, Jerry Zipkin, and EstĂŠe Lauder at the 1988 Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Dinner Dance at Mar-a-Lago.
left: Bill and Lydia Mann; Hope Kent; Allie and Lee Hanley. Opposite page, clockwise from top right: John Mashek and Pauline Pitt; John and Lore Doge; Talbott Maxey, Terry Allen Kramer, and Raysa Fanjul at the 2018 Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Dinner Dance.
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This page, clockwise from top left: Michael and Betsy Kaiser with James Galanos; Mary and Mandy Ourisman; Jessie and Rand Araskog; Fern Tailor and Bob Fomon; Ginnie Burke and Bill Hamm; Lesly Smith, Bill Pitt and Emilia Fanjul; Jane and Bob Grace; Kit and William Pannill.
Clockwise from top left: Martin and Audrey Gruss at the 2000 Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Dinner Dance at the Flagler Musuem; Buddy and Sandy Thompson (above); Brian and Mila Mulroney (below); Marion Donahue and Tom Quick; the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough; Howard and Michelle Kessler; Robert Janjigian and Liza Pulitzer; Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary Ross at the 2009 Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Dinner Dance at The Breakers.
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Clockwise from top left: Susie and Edward Elson inside of The Breakers, where the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach held its 2012 Dinner Dance; Pauline Pitt and Jerry Seay; Chuck and Deborah Royce; Talbott Maxey and Dan Ponton; Dani Hickox Moore and David Ober; Emilia and Pepe Fanjul; Peggy and Dudley Moore; Darlene Jordan and John Mashek. F E B R U A RY 2 0 2 0 1 4 1
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THE YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST BY BROOKE KELLY
Caroline Daur and Alton Mason at Monclerâ€™s Fashion Week party in Milan.
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▲ MONCLER’S FASHION WEEK PARTY IN MILAN
▼ LILLY PULITZER’S ANNUAL BEACH BASH
DURING MEN’S FASHION WEEK in Milan, Moncler celebrated
FOR THE PAST 14 YEARS, Lilly Pulitzer has been hosting its
the launch of 6 Moncler 1017 ALYX 9SM, a continuation of the brand’s ongoing Genius Project and global tour, at its concept store in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The new collection features puffers, padded parkas, featherweight windbreakers, and sleeveless vests inspired by creative director William Matthews’ characteristic metropolitan style, and each is as functional and comfortable as it is fashionable. Matthews made an appearance that evening, and additional guests included Caroline Daur, Remo Ruffini, and Alton Mason.
highly anticipated charitable event in Palm Beach, and this year’s party took place at The Beach Club in late December. The evening’s theme was “Squeeze the Day,” inspired by Lilly Pulitzer’s former juice stand on Worth Avenue. In addition to its own stand and entry hall filled with orange groves, the party featured a silent auction, buffet-style dinner, a large dance floor, a Junkanoo band, and more. The venue’s overall colorful ambiance reflected the brand’s vibrant spirit, and guests contributed to the lively mood by dressing in their favorite Lilly Pulitzer prints. u
Left to right: Ivey Leidy, Marguerite Keefe, and Bettina Anderson at Lilly Pulitzer’s annual Beach Bash in Palm Beach; Hess Musallet; Heather Adams Van Der Mije (right) with a Lilly Pulitzer model.
Mick and Bianca Jagger at the St. Tropez Town Hall on their wedding day, May 13, 1971.
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SIR MICHAEL PHILIP JAGGER, better known as “Mick,” met Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias at a party after a Rolling Stones concert in France in the fall of 1970. She was one of the most exotically beautiful women Jagger had ever set his eyes on: sleek, striking, dangerous-looking. She projected a faint air of disdain to match his own. Bianca and Mick were an immediate match. It wasn’t long before the two were engaged and a four-months pregnant Bianca (with their first daughter, Jade) and Mick were tying the knot in a Roman Catholic ceremony at St. Anne’s Church in St. Tropez. Their wedding did not go off without a hitch. The couple was late to the civil ceremony upon news that a hundred photographers had crammed into the wedding chamber of the local town hall, where the mayor was waiting to perform the nuptials. Fifty minutes late, amid protests that he didn’t want to be married in a “fish bowl,” surrounded by flashing lightbulbs and throngs of photographers from every corner of the globe, Mick arrived with his bride and proceeded through a brief civil ceremony at the mayor’s office. During the ceremony, a selection of tunes from Love Story was played on a harmonium that had been requested by Bianca. Bianca wore Yves Saint Laurent, which became her trademark brand for years to come. —Elizabeth Meigher 144 QUEST
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